Headless Chicken Monsters, Eerie ‘Singing’, and Other Weirdness in Antarctica

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Headless Chicken Monsters, Eerie ‘Singing’, and Other Weirdness in Antarctica
Several news stories out of Antarctica this week prove that the icy southernmost continent still has plenty of mysteries left up its sleeves. Scientists have been studying the barren Antarctic wastes with renewed interest lately, in part to better understand the effects of our planet’s changing climate and in part to understand what bizarre forms […]
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Creepy Encounters With Underground Humanoid Monsters

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Creepy Encounters With Underground Humanoid Monsters
There is perhaps no creepier place than a long, winding tunnel or cave leading off into the darkness into the confines of the earth. It instills some sort of primal dread in us, a fear we cannot escape, and leaves us to wonder just where that dim passageway leads and what things lie within it. […]
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Exploring Canadian Monsters: Quebec

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Exploring Canadian Monsters: Quebec
For bordering three provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Ontario) and four states (Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Maine) Quebec is just as surrounded by water. The French-speaking province touches Hudson Bay, James Bay, Ungava Bay, Hudson Strait and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The Saint Lawrence River (which connects the Atlantic Ocean […]
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“Hunting Monsters” – A Lecture Reviewed

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“Hunting Monsters” – A Lecture Reviewed
On the late afternoon of October 4, I drove from my Arlington, Texas home to nearby Bedford, to see good mate Lyle Blackburn give a new lecture at the local library. The title of the lecture: Hunting Monsters: On the Trail of Famous Cryptids. Lyle is the author of a number of excellent books, including […]
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Point Pleasant: One City, Multiple Monsters

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Point Pleasant: One City, Multiple Monsters
The West Virginia city of Point Pleasant is inextricably linked to the legend of the red-eyed Mothman, that flying fiend which terrorized the people of Point Pleasant from late 1966 to December 1967. For those who don’t know, for around a year the city was haunted by the presence of the legendary, flying humanoid. Things […]
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Exploring Canadian Monsters: Prince Edward Island

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Exploring Canadian Monsters: Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island (PEI for short) is the smallest Canadian province at 5,686.03 square kilometres. It could fit into Canada’s second smallest province, Nova Scotia, about nine and a half times. It’s not just the size that makes PEI small, it’s the population. Only 146,283 people live on the main island and 231 minor islands […]
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“The Bray Road Beast” — A New Film from Small Town Monsters

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“The Bray Road Beast” — A New Film from Small Town Monsters
There are vehicles you see while traveling that just make you feel those inside are on the road to a fun time: a car with surfboards on top; an SUV filled with happy kids; a beer truck. Wherever they’re going, you want to follow them. Then there’s the Small Town Monsters van. Like the scenes […]
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Scary Accounts of Real Monsters in the Closet

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Scary Accounts of Real Monsters in the Closet
A recurring fear throughout childhood is that of the monster in the closet and the thing under the bed. What kid hasn’t ever had a Boogieman lurking there in the confines of their bedroom closet, peering out at them to scare and torment? While this may seem to lie firmly in the realm of overactive […]
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Exploring Canadian Monsters: Ontario

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Exploring Canadian Monsters: Ontario
Ontario is the second largest Canadian province (fourth largest when you count the territories) and the most populated, boasting 38.3 percent of the country’s people. It’s home to Canada’s largest city, Toronto (population 2.7 million) and the nation’s capital city of Ottawa. The main topographical traits of the province are forests to the north (66 […]
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Monsters of the Very Weird Kind

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Monsters of the Very Weird Kind
For Loch Ness Monster chaser Ted Holiday, the plesiosaur, giant eel, and massive salamander theories were flawed and lacking in substance. He came to the somewhat unusual, and certainly unique, scenario that the Nessies were gigantic versions of everyday slugs. The biggest problem with Holiday’s theory was that it was beset by issues that made […]
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