Crows have long been feared and maligned throughout history. A distant cousin of the raven, the crow is smaller, has a smaller beak, and a distinct “caw” call. Crows are often seen as a harbinger of death and doom.
Most of us who frequent the internet, or who have kids that frequent the internet, will inevitably stumble across a reference to the, “Slenderman.” If so, you have witnessed what is now termed a, “meme.” First, a meme is an idea that, “goes viral.
Frank “Lucky” Tower was a fireman by trade. These individuals were also called “stokers.” He tended the fires aboard steam engines.
One of the most popular legends to come out of San Antonio is the story of the benevolent ghost children and the bus tragedy that killed them. Here is one version of the popular Texas tale: Collected from the Internet:
Jimsonweed is named after Jamestown, but actually gained notoriety due to a mass poisoning in 1676. The people of Jamestown, Virginia, who were primarily soldiers, believed they were simply enjoying a fresh salad. Unfortunately, the leaves and seeds induce delirium and bring about hallucinations.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many are haunted pictures worth? This seemingly “new” nightmarish phenomena is not new at all. Reports of haunted pictures and paintings have been around for longer than most know.
Odds and ends about life in the Appalachian coal mines. In 1897, miners in Appalachian regions earned around .30 per ton.
Now that Halloween is almost here, I’d like to add some bizarre content, proven to be true, that are known as “urban legends.” Have you ever felt the urge to look under your hotel bed? You might want to take a moment to prepare, as one couple did this on vacation and found a corpse under there.
The phantom hitchhiker is a familiar guest on countless American roads (not even counting the global reports). This is a growing collection of ghostly hitchhikers and the lore surrounding them. The Phantom Hitchhiker of Gap Creek, Tennessee The legend of the traveler goes back years ago on that bleak stretch of road.
There is a legend in certain Southern Appalachian forests of a sinister lady who lives in remote locations. Sure lures people, particularly men, to come and look for her with a beautiful song. When the unsuspecting individual arrives where she is, they are driven mad.