Legends abound when it comes to the arena of portents, omens and signs. One such legend is that of the “Midnight Axe.” This lore has roots in England, Mexico, and Ceylon (which is Sri Lanka today).
Burying grounds were discovered in Sparta, Tennessee, in 1828. Unlike the majority in the area, these corpses didn’t belong to the Native American, English, German or any other identifiable, ethnic group. The discovery has fallen out of legend and into obscurity.
Old French folklore speaks of this ghostly vessel. The crew of this ship from the depths of the underworld was made up of demons. The decks were filled with vicious black dogs who, in life, were the worst criminals of mankind.
Mexico is filled with fascinating mythology that stems far beyond the Aztecs. Unfortunately, with so much emphasis on the Aztec civilization, the old lore is long forgotten by much of the world, now only found in historic texts. One such legend is that of Ciupipiltin.
There is a tale out of Scotland about a woman named, “Pearlin’ Jean.” This figure became a banshee for a prominent family, some suggest it was the ill-fated Stewart family. Jean was a beautiful woman in life and her associations with the wealthy allowed her the finest clothing and the most precious jewelry.
Trains were once the most used commercial transportation in America. It is no puzzle that there are countless tales and stories surrounding this part of our history. Newark Train Station Hobo Newark Central Station (New Jersey) has a tale surrounding a hobo that excited a group of passengers at the station one night, years ago.