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Exploring The Origins Of 4 Halloween Traditions

Do you know why we carve jack-o’-lanterns on Halloween? The origins of this curious tradition actually date back hundreds of years, to the early Puritan settlers in the American colonies. … Continue reading

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England’s strange and ancient winter rituals

It is that time again. Supermarkets are bulging with large pumpkins to carve and shops selling skeleton outfits enjoy a roaring trade. But the Americanised version of Halloween casts a … Continue reading

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Halloween: Witches, old rites and modern fun

Halloween is widely known as an American holiday. Trick or treating, pumpkins, witches, and Halloween parties are all newcomers to the British calendar and compete for attention with the resolutely … Continue reading

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Catholic church calls for end of Halloween and creation of Holyween

THE Catholic Church has called for Halloween to be scrapped and replaced with “Holyween”, a night in which children would attend prayer vigils and dress up as the saints. read … Continue reading

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Ghosts: A third of Britons believe their house is haunted

A third of Britons believe their house is haunted and some spooked homeowners are certain they have seen a ghost walking their corridors.A quarter of those who feel their home … Continue reading

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Haunting train graveyard filled with carriages used to ferry millions to Auschwitz

THESE sinister images show the eerie insides of an abandoned train yard lost out of its time in rural, present-day Hungary. read more Haunting train graveyard filled with carriages used … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unseen Douglas Adams material features in a new book about the Cambridge comedy legend

Comedy legends don’t come much more comedic or legendary than the late great Douglas Adams. Best known for his delightfully bonkers The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – the sci-fi … Continue reading

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The Enduring Scariness of the Mad Scientist

As Mary Shelley described it, the inspiration for Frankenstein came to her all at once in a nighttime apparition: “I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale … Continue reading

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11 arrested for digging up and selling women’s bodies for ‘ghost marriage’ rituals

Police in eastern China have arrested 11 people for their alleged roles in digging up dead women’s bodies which were then sold into ritual “ghost marriages”.The suspects exhumed a woman’s … Continue reading

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9 Movies That Show There’s More To Zombies Than Just The Walking Dead

Zombie movies seem to have been around forever. With the continued success of AMC’s The Walking Dead new people begin to become further engrossed in the zombie genre. read more … Continue reading

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See the First Absolutely Anything Images Starring Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg has been through some very weird stuff on the big screen, including a zombie apocalypse and an attempted alien takeover. But his new movie Absolutely Anything gets even … Continue reading

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‘The Amazons smoked weed, had tattoos and fought like men': Historian uncovers the TRUTH behind the legend of the ancient female warriors 

The Amazons – an ancient coalition of all-female warriors – smoked cannabis, bore tattoos and fought in fierce battles like men, according to a new historical investigation. ‘Archaeology has now … Continue reading

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How Planets Get Multiple Suns Like ‘Star Wars” Tatooine

A planet may be forming in a star system with more than one sun, making it sort of like an early Tatooine, the fictional home world of Luke Skywalker in … Continue reading

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The Vaults of Hammer: 14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films

Hammer Films produced a plethora of insane horror films, but we take a look at the films the studio abandoned. read more The Vaults of Hammer: 14 Unmade Hammer Horror … Continue reading

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Aluminum Debris Identified as Amelia Earhart Artifact

A piece of aluminum recovered from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, has been identified to a high degree of certainty as a patch that had been … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Real-life Curse of the Black Pearl as Pirates of the Caribbean ship captain mysteriously vanishes at sea

Coastguards are searching for a sailor who captained the iconic ship on the Pirates of the Caribbean films and his British wife after they vanished at sea.Arthur Alleyne, 63, and … Continue reading

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A Society’s Sacrifice

Each year the technology used by archaeologists to locate sites becomes more sophisticated. Satellite images, Google Earth, and ground-penetrating radar are now combined with more traditional methods such as surface … Continue reading

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Time travel is going to be a thing by the year 2100

WELL this is exciting mid-week news if ever we heard it: time travel is going to be an actual thing by the year 2100 maybe. That’s if a bunch of … Continue reading

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Bats and crabs take over Cuba’s ghostly nuclear power station abandoned in Cold War era

While holidaying on the Caribbean coast, urban explorer Darmon Richter, 33, from Oxford, ventured inside with his camera to take some incredible pictures read more Bats and crabs take over … Continue reading

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Paranormal expert plans new Loch Ness Monster hunt

A TOP PARANORMAL expert is planning a return trip to the Highlands – for his latest bid to track down the elusive Loch Ness Monster. read more Paranormal expert plans … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The 5 best demon movies

With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top picks from specific group—say, vampire … Continue reading

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Zombies Have Their Origins In Slavery

A zombie today is more likely going to be a mindless cannibal intent on nothing but consuming your flesh and indirectly ending civilization and our access to Hostess products as … Continue reading

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Possible Witch Bottle Found in England

The bottle may have been filled with fingernail clippings, hair, and urine, or pins as a protection from witches. “It’s a fascinating object and part of the history of Newark. … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dead Rising Movie Will Rival The Best Of The Walking Dead Series – “Indiana Jones with Zombies”

Dead Rising movie will have the ability to rival the best of The Walking Dead series. The Movie named ‘Watchtower’ does not have an official release date but with a … Continue reading

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14th century birch bark scrolls preserved in mud tell Novgorod’s story

A note, from father to son in 14th century Russia was etched into the bark of a birch tree and curled into a scroll. The scroll and a dozen others … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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