Wednesday, January 27, 2010

7 Lies About Werewolves You Learned from Movies

7 Lies About Werewolves You Learned from Movies

by Kyle Tuttle 


The werewolf is one of mankind’s most enduring myths. Most, if not all, of the world’s cultures have a version of the creature embedded in their folktales. No matter what corner of the globe you’re from, no matter who you are, you’re bound to have heard of a man who turns into a wolf at night.

The werewolf’s popularity and worldwide appeal have contributed to the myth’s own transformation. Like a game of “Pass the Message” with way too many players, a lot of things tend to get lost in the translation as the stories are passed on from generation to generation. People can’t help putting their own spin on the tales, because they make more sense or are just plain cooler that way. The biggest spin doctor of all, of course, is Hollywood. Moviemakers tend to make more than a few edits on a script for a number of reasons, and werewolf folklore isn’t an exception. The werewolf myths we know today are pretty different from the original legends, but since we watch movies more than we do creepy old ladies from “ze old country”, we end up knowing the Hollywood version of the stories more than the originals. Here are seven of the biggest myths about werewolf myths that the movie industry has you believing:

7 Lies About Werewolves You Learned from Movies

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Touch of Class: The King’s Cure for The King’s Evil | Quazen

The first English king said to have cured scrofula was Edward the Confessor. Edward was later canonized; whether his healing power from his royal ancestors or through his own holiness was a matter of dispute among medieval chroniclers. In any case, his successors continued the tradition of healing the ‘king’s evil.’

In Medieval times, when doctors’ cures were often more dangerous than the illnesses them-selves, people who were sick commonly sought help by praying to various saints. They believed that the saints would intercede with God, whose divine mercy and forgiveness could restore the afflicted to health.

Full story by Mr Ghaz :

A Touch of Class: The King’s Cure for The King’s Evil | Quazen

Monday, January 18, 2010

Do Trees Talk? Some Scientists Think They Do!

“Stones have been known to move and trees to speak,”said Shakespeare’s Macbeth, voicing an old superstition. Today a team of scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle, led by Professor David b F. Rhoades, claim to have evidence that prove that trees really do “talk.’’ Humans cannot hear their conversation, but one can be understood by another.

Do Trees Talk? Some Scientists Think They Do

By Mr Ghaz

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dead Men Can Tell Tales: In Possession of The Facts

Pepe Veraldi had drowned himself nearly three years previously, on February 13, 1936. His body had been found under the bridge where Maria had collapsed. Had his spirit taken over Maria’s body?

One January day in 1939 seventeen-year old Maria Talarico was walking with her grandmother thought her hometown of Catanzaro, in Southern Italy. As the two passed a bridge, Maria suddenly stopped, started at the riverbank, and collapsed. Only after being taken home did she recover consciousness – and then astonished her family by addressing her mother in a gruff male voice.

Full story:

Dead Men Can Tell Tales: In Possession of The Facts

by Mr Ghaz  

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ghost Car 42

The choice of the number astonished the crowd, for 42 is one that most Japanese avoid if possible. The Arabic numerals for 42 translate as shi ni, which is related to the Japanese word shingu (“to die”). But Asano dismissed worried comments as “old superstitions.”

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In legal terms and for insurance purposes, a "phantom vehicle" is one that - without physical contact - causes injury, death or property damage to another vehicle. But more popularly, a phantom vehicle is of course a haunted vehicle. The phenomenon is not scientifically verified. However, people do find stories about cursed cars and haunted automobiles fascinating; they are the stuff urban legends are made of.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Top 10 Best Ghost Photographs

While trying to decide which ghost photos are the “best” is largely an exercise in subjectivity, it’s difficult to know which ones are the best with any degree of objectivity. These are the photos I consider the most authentic “captures” of ghosts ever caught on film, but I leave it to you to decide for yourself how real they may be. Of course, I realize that almost any photo can be hoaxed, but many of these were taken many years or even decades before digital cameras and the advent of Photoshop and other photo manipulation software came on the scene, making them somewhat more difficult to fake than it would be today.

7. Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, 1991

One of those “too-good-to-be-true” photos, this one actually has a pretty good pedigree because it was shot by a professional paranormal investigator (and notice it was also taken in broad daylight, as opposed to most cemetery investigations which are almost always shot at night). The picture was taken at the Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Illinois by the Ghost Research Society on August 10, 1991.

Full story about #7 and 9 other awesome ghost pics here:

Top 10 Best Ghost Photographs | Top 10 Lists |

The article was written by J. (Jeff) Allan Danelek, a resident of Lakewood, Colorado, a "Fortean writer" on a number of paranormal subjects since 2002. To see more spirit photos or to read articles on a range of curious subjects, visit Jeff’s website at

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The Ghost Photograph of the Brown Lady of Raynham by Patrick Bernauw:  

The true story of a fake photograph, considered one of the best ghost photographs of all time. The ghost picture of the already infamous Brown Lady was taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall, Norfolk.

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Seven Spooky Pictures by Phantom Photographer William Hope by Patrick Bernauw:

Harry Price from the Society for Psychical Research collected evidence that William Hope produced his spirit photographs with a little help from some glass plates and their spooky images. But as the grieving relatives of those lost to the Great War sought ways of contacting their loved ones, spirit photographers remained quite successful.

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Do You See The Ghost?

5 Haunted Amusement Parks - Weird Worm

Theme parks are known to put on haunted shows around the Halloween season. Every theme park will put on some kind of spectacular horror show to scare their patrons that want to be scared. But, actually, some of these parks that put on the scary shows are really haunted. So, if you are interested in seeing some real ghosts, then my recommendation would be to visit some of these haunted amusement parks for the scare of a lifetime.

dorney park

In Dorney Park, for instance, located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, there have been reports of a man seen by the door who appears and disappears just as quickly. There have also been reports of strange noises and occurrences throughout the building.

Full story of Haunted Dorney Park & 4 More in:

5 Haunted Amusement Parks - Weird Worm

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Dream Come True: Putting The Dreamworld to Practical Use

Perhaps the most intriguing application is healing illness through lucid dreaming. Psychologists have found that many patients with psychosomatic illnesses persistently dream about physical injuries, suggesting that such dream experiences may contribute to causing the illness in the first place. Dream researchers believe that the reverse could also be true; an ill person could help to cure himself by intentionally dreaming that he is healthy…With sufficient training and patience, it seems possible that some of us might be capable of making our dreams literally come true.

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A Dream Come True: Putting The Dreamworld to Practical Use

 By Mr Ghaz