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  1. Professor Cabrera’s Cabinet of Horrors: Secret Chambers and Shocking Artifacts with Controversial Origins

    ... into a stone figure cabinet á la Madame Tussaud—into the horror section. The beings made from grey clay were not life-sized, as in ...

    WalterJoergLangbein - 10/09/2016 - 21:51

  2. Castelinho da Rua Apa: The Brazil’s Little Castle of Horror

    In 2015, work began on Castelinho da Rua Apa, or Little Castle of Apa Street, to restore it to its original grandeur. This house originally resembled a medieval French castle, but due to years of negligence, it fell into disrepair. Despite its architectural beauty, very few are aware of its horrific past.

    ML Childs - 28/10/2017 - 22:54

  3. Like Something Out of The Walking Dead: Medieval Warrior Found with Knife Hand Prosthesis

    In the American post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, redneck hunter Merle Dixon fashions ... to be. While the storyline is nothing more than fictional horror, one Medieval warrior had come up with the same frightening idea ...

    aprilholloway - 13/04/2018 - 18:57

  4. Britannia, Druids and the Surprisingly Modern Origins of Myths

    ... won plaudits as heralding a new generation of British folk-horror, is clearly not intended to be strictly historical. Instead director Jez ... won plaudits as heralding a new generation of British folk-horror, is clearly not intended to be strictly historical. Instead director Jez ...

    ancient-origins - 30/01/2018 - 13:59

  5. A Medieval Painting Depicts the Chilling Image of a Worm Eating Its Way Out of the Body of a French Saint

    ... of other worms doing so in the future. Such is the horror of the guinea worm, which has been plaguing mankind for millennia. ... of other worms doing so in the future. Such is the horror of the guinea worm, which has been plaguing mankind for millennia. ...

    Mark Miller - 23/03/2017 - 00:56

  6. Bloodsucking Baobhan Sith, Satan, and Dracula all Have Their Origins in Sumerian Vampires

    ... are treacherous vampires. Since Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror Dracula the silver screen has seen many versions of the vampire; in ... A screenshot from the trailer for Dracula (1958), an Hammer Horror production. ( Public Domain ) Most stories about baobhan sith ...

    ashley cowie - 17/09/2018 - 22:55

  7. Incubi and Succubi: Protection from Dark Magics and Cures for Night Terrors – Part II

    Psychological Distress

    Some researchers have suggested that Incubus/Succubus attacks are related to strong sexual repression. As noted above, tales of Incubi and Succubi were originally linked more with monks and nuns – two groups of individuals who have sworn celibacy.

    Alicia McDermott - 27/06/2016 - 16:08

  8. Cannibalism in Scotland: The Dark Legend of Sawney Bean

    Sawney Bean is a legendary figure from Scotland, who is said to have been a prolific cannibal. Together with his equally cannibalistic family, Sawney Bean murdered and robbed unfortunate victims from their hidden sea cave on the Ayrshire / Galloway coast. These victims would then be eaten, and their leftovers pickled. According to the legend, the Bean family butchered and ate up to 1000 victims during a reign of terror that lasted for 25 years. They were eventually captured, and executed.

    dhwty - 21/12/2016 - 21:51

  9. Archaeologists Strike Gold While Searching for Answers to the Sandby Borg Massacre

    Researchers piecing together the horror story of a 5th century massacre off the coast of Sweden have a new ... the mystery? Researchers piecing together the horror story of a 5th century massacre off the coast of Sweden have a new ...

    Alicia McDermott - 13/10/2017 - 01:56

  10. An Ancient Method of Forced Euthanasia: The Disturbing Truth Behind a Sardonic Grin

    ... teeth, the sardonic grin is essentially what stereotypical horror movie serial killers are made of.  Creepy and more than a ... teeth, the sardonic grin is essentially what stereotypical horror movie serial killers are made of. Perhaps the famed Black Dahlia killer ...

    Riley Winters - 14/10/2017 - 18:51

  11. Of Monsters and Men: What Is the Grim Being Known as Grendel from the Epic Beowulf?

    ... the right director, Monsters, Inc. could be turned into a horror film with only minor changes to the storyline. Nowadays, ... right director, Monsters, Inc. could be turned into a horror film with only minor changes to the storyline. In medieval England, ...

    Riley Winters - 03/09/2017 - 01:59

  12. Our Ancestors Were Cannibals – and Probably Not Because They Needed the Calories

    In the recently released horror movie Raw, a lifelong vegetarian teenager arrives at a veterinary ... / The Conversation In the recently released horror movie Raw , a lifelong vegetarian teenager arrives at a veterinary ...

    ancient-origins - 08/04/2017 - 02:01

  13. People Practiced Anti-Vampire Rituals in Bulgaria Until Three Decades Ago

    Thanks to Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel Dracula, many people associate vampires with the region of ... 13th century. Thanks to Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel Dracula, many people associate vampires with the region of ...

    aprilholloway - 06/09/2017 - 02:00

  14. Dance Macabre: How the Dead Danced with the Living in Medieval Society

    ... to the living: Children dress as skeletons, teens go to horror movies and adults play the part of ghosts in haunted houses. ... to the living: Children dress as skeletons, teens go to horror movies and adults play the part of ghosts in haunted houses. But what ...

    ancient-origins - 01/11/2017 - 01:01

  15. Hoofprints of the Devil Spotted in the Snow?

    ... followed the tracks, curiosity turned to a mounting sense of horror and dread. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   On ... followed the tracks, curiosity turned to a mounting sense of horror and dread. Some 4–5 inches long and in the shape of cloven hooves, ...

    ancient-origins - 08/08/2015 - 01:40

  16. Byzantine Basil II: He Took an Icon of the Virgin into Battle Then Gouged Out the Eyes of Foes

    The horrors and mass slaughters that many monarchs around the world perpetrated in ancient and more modern times may be eclipsed by the Byzantines, including Byzantine Emperor Basil II, known as Slayer of the Bulgars. After defeating the Bulgarian army in 1014 AD he blinded 15,000 prisoners of war, except 1 in 100 men, whom he left with one eye to lead their comrades home.

    Mark Miller - 26/11/2018 - 13:45

  17. Charles Christian

    ... has now expanded to cover sci fi, fantasy, paranormal and horror.  www.urbanfantasist.com -- Books: A Travel Guide ... 12 rules that writers of science fiction, fantasy, crime and horror must never break when building believable imaginary worlds for their ...

    ancient-origins - 16/02/2013 - 05:53

  18. A Deadly Bite: The Plight of the Ancient Food Taster

    Poison was a potent weapon that could be used by would-be assassins to get rid of their targets. This was especially useful when the target was a person in power and was surrounded by bodyguards. One of the ways in which poisons can be administered is through food and drink. In several ancient societies, the fear of being poisoned led many members of the ruling class to hire food tasters.

    dhwty - 26/11/2017 - 01:58

  19. Confronting the Evil Dead: Terrifying Ancient Beliefs Still Alive in Present-Day Romania – Part I

    ... Lee portrayed Count Dracula in the celebrated Hammer Horror series of films, starting with Dracula in 1958. ( Public Domain ...

    valdar - 02/02/2016 - 00:47

  20. Unmasking the True Identity of the Jersey Devil

    ... pastime; it was gossipy entertainment, telling thrilling horror stories to titillate their friends. They didn’t have horror movies, but they did have gossipy scary stories to tell over a candle at ...

    Steve Pearse - 04/08/2018 - 19:02

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