Archive for the ‘Legends’ Category

In Search of Werewolves

August 29th, 2013 § in Legends

For centuries, several people claim to have seen one (even as recently as 2007) In the German town of Wittlich, a werewolf. A shrine was set up close to the town in the belief that if the shrine’s candle ever extinguished, the werewolf would return. there’s an airforce base c[...]

Black Shuck Mysteries

August 28th, 2013 § in Legends

Black Shuck, also known as Old Shuck, is the what the ghostly black dog which allegedly wanders the areas of  Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk in England. These legends of Black Shuck go as far back as the age of the Vikings; and many of these legends seem to be based on the huge dog [...]

Tasmanian Tiger

August 27th, 2013 § in Legends

One of the great tragedies of the twentieth century was the extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger, the largest carnivorous marsupial to have lived in the modern world. Bad enough that this rare beast, found only on the Australian mainland, New Guinea and Tasmania is gone but that its[...]

Benevolent and Malevolent Fairies

August 25th, 2013 § in Legends

Who and what are fairies? Are they fallen angels who were not good enough to be saved, nor bad enough to be lost? Are they the gods of the earth or of pagan history?   Are they the so-called Irish “Tuatha De Danan”, who when no longer worshipped und fed with offerings, d[...]

‘Original’ great ape discovered

July 14th, 2012 § in Legends

Scientists have unearthed remains of a primate that could have been ancestral not only to humans but to all great apes, including chimps and gorillas. The partial skeleton of this 13-million-year-old “missing link” was found by palaeontologists working at a dig site n[...]

Searching for the Florida ‘Skunk Ape’

July 11th, 2012 § in Legends

Woman’s Sighting of Ape-Like Green Swamp Creature Among the Theories Studied by Cryptozoologists When Jennifer Ward drives through the Green Swamp these days, she makes sure she has a camera in her car. She hopes she’ll get the chance to capture for others an image is[...]

The Legend of Memphré: Monster madness

July 1st, 2012 § in Legends

Ari Cohen and Evan Beloff, the boys behind local documentary production house Diversus, like to dive headfirst into the subjects of their films and blur the line between the back and the front of the camera. The makers of the infamous Being Osama have led projects in past years l[...]

Werner Herzog’s ‘Incident at Loch Ness’

June 20th, 2012 § in Legends

“The boundary between fiction and ‘documentary’ simply does not exist; they are all just films.” – Werner Herzog, from “Herzog on Herzog,” a collection of interviews . The German director Werner Herzog has gone to the ends of the earth &#[...]

Two Prehistoric City Sites Discovered in Henan

June 17th, 2012 § in Legends

Excavation began in July at the two prehistoric city sites discovered at Puchengdian, in central China’s Henan Province. Archeologists have confirmed one of the sites to be more than 4,000 years old, belonging to the Longshan or late Neolithic culture (3000–1700 BC). The [...]

Bigfoot and Nessie: A Paranormal Problem

May 20th, 2012 § in Legends

A cryptozoologist has an explanation for why no one has been able to catch elusive creatures like the Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot: Because they’re not of this earth. Nick Redfern believes the monsters are not part of the physical world, but instead fall in the paranormal [...]