A report that scientists have begun tests on a 300-year-old “mermaid mummy” to identify its origins, has stimulated an interest in the existence of mermaids in Japanese folklore. Tales of mermaids and their more dangerously seductive siren sisters, are firmly… Read More »Is the Japanese Mermaid Mummy Real?
Few places in the world have such a magical effect on our imaginations as forests. The beauty, cool air, haunting shadows, and deafening stillness can overwhelm the sensations. Fairy tales and urban legends have reinforced the idea that forests are… Read More »The 8 Creepiest Forests on Earth
The Chupacabra legend took off in the 1990s. During this time, reports of a new grey, scaly, livestock-stealing creature arose. Circulating myths, like recent claims of the Texas Chupacabra “caught on camera,” earned the enigmatic creature its status as a… Read More »The Legend of El Chupacabra: The Story of an Ex-Cryptid
Of the many legends of ghosts from across the United States, there’s one that resonates for me as a dog person. The tale of the unending patrol of a persistent canine. In what may be the oldest ghost story in… Read More »Legend of Blue Dog: The Oldest American Ghost Story
You’ve heard of werewolves in London, but have you heard about werewolves in New Orleans? Many cultures around the globe have variants of the werewolf myth and the south with its heavy French influence is no exception. The loup garou… Read More »Loup Garou: The Cajun Werewolf