Creepy Cryptids: Thunderbirds

          This month’s cryptid is going a bit off of our established path - rather than a creepy monster-thing a few people witnessed, this creature is prominently featured across Native American mythology - from Alaska, to Pennsylvania, to Texas, to Washington. So - what is the elusive Thunderbird? Did it once exist, and does it still? …

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Close Encounter: Loring Air Force Base

          If you have been in tune with any sort of UFO news over the past few years, you’ve likely seen the declassified files from the United States military. In these files are documented encounters with Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) - including video and audio. Those encounters were fairly recent, often explained away by skeptics and …

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The Haunted: New York House of Death

          For this month’s haunting, we will be travelling to the New York City Neighborhood of Greenwich Village. According to legend, 22 spirits take residence in Greek Revival brownstone. What is it about this specific residence that seems to attract misfortune and death? Let’s explore. The History           New York’s “House of Death” was built in 1856. …

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Creepy Cryptids: The Dark Watchers

          This month’s cryptid is kind of a jack of all trades. Is it a cryptid? A ghost? Just an urban legend? Who knows! So let’s call it a cryptid for now. For hundreds of years, shadowy people have been seen in the Santa Lucia Mountains near Big Sur, CA. These figures are often seen as …

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Close Encounter: Valensole

          This month’s Alien Post™ comes to us all the way from France - our first trip to the country! Though Valensole has come to conjure thoughts of flying saucers in the heads of those in-the-know about UFOs, this case is surprisingly underreported. What happened in a lavender field outside of Valensole, France in the early …

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Legend Has It: Hanako-San

          This month’s urban legend is one of many niche legends out of Japan: bathroom or toilet ghosts. So who is Hanako-San, and why is she doomed to spend an eternity in a bathroom stall? Let’s explore. Yōkai and Yūrei           Before we get into the specific legend of Hanako-San, we need to get into the folklore …

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The Haunted: Sunnyvale Toys R Us

          This month’s haunting brings us back to the golden state to explore our first (and quite possibly only) retail-space-based haunting. Toys R Us may not have physical locations anymore, this building will forever be known as the Sunnyvale Toys R Us. Why? Well, because the ghosts liked the toys, apparently. Let’s explore. The Origin           There …

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Creepy Cryptids: Kushtaka

            This month’s cryptid brings us up to the coasts of Alaska. There lurks Bigfoot’s semi-aquatic cousin, known as the Kushtaka (or Kooshdakhaa) - which translates from the Tlingit language to mean “land otter man.” These creatures are prominent features in indigenous folklore along the coast of Alaska - the Tlingit People, Ts’msyen People, and the …

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Close Encounter: Audrey and Debbie Hewins

          This month’s alien encounter story was chosen because it shares a theme with our previous post. Audrey and Debbie Hewins are identical twins from Oxford, Maine. Throughout their lives, the Hewins Twins have said they’ve been visited repeatedly by “bald men” - also known as Greys. The twins have taken it upon themselves to destigmatize …

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