The media-deemed “America’s Royal Family” has long been known for wealth, privilege, and political power. Among the like-minded, it’s also known for power abuses, corruption, substance abuse, and mental illness. Is the Kennedy family really cursed?
Chirikof Island is around 80 miles southwest of Kodiak in Alaska. The island has a long history of rumor and legend, although it’s difficult to substantiate much of the lore. The island was first sighted by Russian sea captain Alexei Chirikov in 1741, but wasn’t named after him until 1794.
The legend of Egyptian Priestess Amen-Rah was a global story that thrilled audiences everywhere during the Victorian and Edwardian periods and even in the proceeding decades. One notable urban legend is still in circulation, where this cursed piece was responsible for sinking the Titanic. So, did the Egyptian noble have any actual influence on the sinking?
The number “23” gained notoriety through the Twentieth Century for a number of reasons. Many believed it was just as unlucky, if not more so, than the number “13.” There are also people who believe it has mystic properties that relate to most major events.
“The Hook” is one of the oldest urban legends on record. Typically, it’s dismissed as a method used by parents to keep kids from having “fun,” but does it serve a deeper purpose? There are two common variations:
We hear the word “reform” on a regular basis today. We frequently hear everything needs reform, from political to social issues, all the way to global problems. One of the most important areas needing reform today is that of simple history.
Vampire lore is one of the most popular forms of folklore and its reach spans the globe. Here’s a tale of ghoulish proportions that was supposed to have taken place in the small town of Big Stone Gap. The Folklore:
Alexandria was a bustling harbor for shipping and trading after the Revolutionary War. One day a large schooner sailed into this Virginia port, owned by an Alexandria merchant named John Dean. The ship carried rum and sugar as its cargo, as well as a handsome, wealthy couple when it entered port on July 25, 1815.
The Lalaurie mansion is notorious in America. This was once a magnificent antebellum mansion that was home to the rich and powerful Lalaurie family. Dr.
The Jersey Devil is a strange creature that walks on two legs. It is drawn with cloven feet, the body of a deer, a camel head, and bat wings. It’s origins are unknown, but it is said to have lived deep in the pine woods of New Jersey.