Category: Urban Legends

Richard Parker Incident

While other cases of cannibalism are all borne out of necessity, they don’t have strong evidence that a murder preceded the flesh consumption. But the 1884 story of the Mignonette, a ship sailing from England to Australia, leaves no doubt: Death did not come naturally to the victim. About two months into the trip, the Mignonette sank and four crew members (including a 17-year-old named Richard Parker who managed to grab a couple tins of […]

Skinwalker Ranch

Skinwalker Ranch, also known as Sherman Ranch, is a property located on approximately 512 acres (2.072km²) southeast of Ballard, Utah that is allegedly the site of paranormal and UFO-related activities. Its name is taken from the skin-walker of Navajo legend concerning malevolent witches. Claims about the ranch first appeared in the Salt Lake City, UtahDeseret News, and later in the alternative weekly Las Vegas Mercury as a series of articles by journalist George Knapp. These […]

Nightmare Death

In CHICAGO Since April, 1983, at least 130 Southeast Asian refugees have left this world in essentially the same way. They cried out in their sleep. And then they died. Medical authorities call this Asian Death Syndrome. The refugees have various names for it, one of them being Night Terror. “In the Philippines, it’s called bangungut, in Japan pokkuri, in Thailand something else,” says Dr. Robert Kirschner. “But it all roughly translates as the same […]

The Sausage Ghost

In the 1800s, an industrious young couple moved to New Orleans from Germany and started a sausage factory. Their sausage was delicious, but in time their relationship turned sour. The husband found himself a younger mistress, but they couldn’t truly be together until his wife was out of the picture. One night, the man closed shop and walked to the back room, where his wife was making sausage. He crept up behind her and choked […]

Fort Mountain and the Moon-Eyed People

Located in Chatsworth, Georgia, Fort Mountain is a part of the Cohutta Mountains in the Appalachians. The mystery of Fort Mountain is the ancient rock wall located on the mountain. It’s an impressive structure, measuring 885 feet long with 29 pits, stone rings, cairns and the ruins of a gateway scattered along its path. In some areas, the wall is seven feet tall and 12 feet thick, but the average height is two to three […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe

On December 9th, 1531, 57 year old Juan Diego was on his way to church in Tenochtitlan, Mexico when he suddenly heard music near Tepeyac Hill. At first he thought that it was bird song, but before long Diego wondered if he was actually hearing a heavenly chorus. Soon, the music faded away and instead, Diego began to her the voice of a woman, calling his name from the top of Tepeyac Hill. Diego made […]

Loch Ness Monster

This photograph was taken in 2007 and claims to have captured the creature hailed as “Pennsylvania’s Loch Ness monster”. Raystown Ray (named after the reservoir it purportedly calls home) is said to be a hitherto undiscovered aquatic creature of enormous size. Similar to Scotland’s Nessie in appearance, local sightings describe Ray as being 50 to 60 feet long, possibly plant-eating and “extremely elusive”.  Certainly, asides from eyewitness testimonies and photographs taken from a distance, like […]