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Jersey Devil: The History of an American Cryptid

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Jersey Devil: The History of an American Cryptid

Meet a mysterious monster as American as apple pie.

by Carolyn Cox

5 Otherworldly Deep Sea Creatures of the Mariana Trench

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5 Otherworldly Deep Sea Creatures of the Mariana Trench

As extreme as deep-sea habitats may sound, the more researchers look, the more unbelievable species they discover.

by Jen Huizen

Tomb of Doom: The Mysterious Past of the 'Cursed' Memphis Pyramid

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Tomb of Doom: The Mysterious Past of the 'Cursed' Memphis Pyramid

If it's abandoned for long enough, any building can get a spooky reputation — but the Memphis Pyramid's mystique is unlike any other. 

by Orrin Grey

Project Blue Book: The Government Investigation into UFOs

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Project Blue Book: The Government Investigation into UFOs

Ufology might seem like a fringe science — but it's a fringe science our government knows well. 

by Orrin Grey

Alleged Megalodon Sightings That Will Make You Want to Believe

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Alleged Megalodon Sightings That Will Make You Want to Believe

Megalodon died out millennia ago. But our fascination with this mighty shark will never go extinct.

by Carolyn Cox

Uncharted Waters: A Few of Our Favorite Sea Monsters

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Uncharted Waters: A Few of Our Favorite Sea Monsters

Take a look under the sea with these mythical denizens of the deep. 

by Orrin Grey

The Enduring Legend of the Flatwoods Monster

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The Enduring Legend of the Flatwoods Monster

A mysterious sighting in the night spawned the legend of one of West Virginia's creepiest cryptids. 

by Orrin Grey

The Sonic Storytelling Behind Fantasy Podcast <em>Archive 81</em>

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The Sonic Storytelling Behind Fantasy Podcast Archive 81

Archive 81's Marc Sollinger reveals how he uses sound to tell an unforgettable fantasy story. 

by Marc Sollinger

Is the Loch Ness Monster Real? The Facts, Fiction, and Everything In-Between

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Is the Loch Ness Monster Real? The Facts, Fiction, and Everything In-Between

Dip your toe into the intriguing mystery surrounding Scotland's most famous lake. 

by Orrin Grey

The Lost City of Atlantis and 5 Other Lost Worlds

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The Lost City of Atlantis and 5 Other Lost Worlds

Atlantis isn't the only mysterious place to have been turned into legend by the ebbs of time.

by Steven Casale

10 Books for <em>X-Files </em>Fans

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10 Books for X-Files Fans

Because the truth is still out there.

by Aliza Polkes

Modern Cyborgs Aren't Waiting Around for Evolution

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Modern Cyborgs Aren't Waiting Around for Evolution

"We realize that we have to be willing to build the future ourselves."

by Maggie Grimason

This Airman Claims He Met Aliens from the Roswell UFO Incident

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Huldufólk: The Truth Behind Iceland's Obsession With Elves

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Huldufólk: The Truth Behind Iceland's Obsession With Elves

In Iceland, elves and other mythical beings are a fact of life.

by Michael Sallustio

Cryptozoology Clothes for Monster Lovers

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Cryptozoology Clothes for Monster Lovers

If you believe, wear your passions on your sleeve.

by The Portalist Staff

<em>Welcome to Night Vale</em>'s Jeffrey Cranor Reveals His Inspirations

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Welcome to Night Vale's Jeffrey Cranor Reveals His Inspirations

The author and podcaster discusses the new novel "It Devours," the Denver International Airport, and the appeal of the inexplicable.

by Carolyn Cox

13 Memorable Songs That Reference Sci-Fi and Fantasy 

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13 Memorable Songs That Reference Sci-Fi and Fantasy 

What are some of YOUR favorite geeky tunes?

by Carolyn Cox

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4 Alleged Mothman Sightings That Preceded Disasters

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4 Alleged Mothman Sightings That Preceded Disasters

Is the Mothman a monster bent on wreaking destruction? Or a supernatural force sent to warn of impending danger?

by Steven Casale

7 Mysterious Alien Encounters Before Roswell

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7 Mysterious Alien Encounters Before Roswell

Strange phenomena in the night sky are nothing new.

by Kyla Cathey

The Chilling True Story Behind the Pied Piper of Hamelin

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The Chilling True Story Behind the Pied Piper of Hamelin

Could the legend of the Pied Piper hint at a real tragedy that befell the town of Hamelin more than 700 years ago?

by Orrin Grey

Here's the Creepy Mothman Documentary You Need to Watch Tonight

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Here's the Creepy Mothman Documentary You Need to Watch Tonight

Because sometimes, truth is scarier than fiction.

by Carolyn Cox

8 Books for Fans of Mass Effect

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8 Books for Fans of Mass Effect

Take a break from playing Mass Effect with these eight similar sci-fi books.

by Carolyn Cox

9 Weird International Space Station Facts

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9 Weird International Space Station Facts

Learn the strange secrets of the ISS—a symbol of global unity and the power of science.

by Carolyn Cox

7 Mythological Creatures Explained by Science

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7 Mythological Creatures Explained by Science

Sometimes, humans see what we want to see.

by Matt Ellis

Are Dragons Real? A Scientific Exploration

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Charlotte Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain: Accidental Time Travelers in Versailles?

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Charlotte Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain: Accidental Time Travelers in Versailles?

While visiting the Petit Trianon in 1901, two scholarly women came face to face with visions they could not explain.

by The Lineup

5 Recent UFO Sightings That Defy Explanation

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5 Recent UFO Sightings That Defy Explanation

Next time you’re gazing at the sky, keep your eyes peeled for something strange…you never know what you might see.

by Steven Casale

5 Real-Life Creatures That Could Inspire Science Fiction

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5 Real-Life Creatures That Could Inspire Science Fiction

You only need to step into nature to find thousands of bizarre life forms.

by L.W. Martin

7 Weird Natural Phenomena That Prove Our Planet Is Absurd

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7 Weird Natural Phenomena That Prove Our Planet Is Absurd

Here's a reminder of how wonderful, wacky, and sometimes gross the world can be.

by J.C. Breen

The Secret History Behind Steller’s Sea Ape

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The Secret History Behind Steller’s Sea Ape

During the grueling Great Northern Expedition, naturalist Georg Wilhem Steller came face-to-face with one of the sea's most mysterious creatures. Or did he?

by Andrew Thaler

Mercy Brown and the Great Vampire Panic of 1892

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Mercy Brown and the Great Vampire Panic of 1892

In 1892, Mercy Brown died of consumption. But townspeople had a more sinister explanation for her death.

by The Lineup

Cloven-Hoof Cryptids: Legend of the Maryland Goatman and the Pope Lick Monster

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Cloven-Hoof Cryptids: Legend of the Maryland Goatman and the Pope Lick Monster

The two most famous goat-like cryptids cause havoc in their respective American hometowns.

by Orrin Grey

9 Fantasy Creatures We Wish Really Existed

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9 Fantasy Creatures We Wish Really Existed

Fangs, fins, and feathers: We wish these fantasy creatures were fact and not fiction.

by Terrence Dalton

Skinwalker Ranch: Utah’s Hotbed of Paranormal Activity

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Skinwalker Ranch: Utah’s Hotbed of Paranormal Activity

This lonely ranch in Utah is haunted by ghostly voices, strange sightings, and UFO encounters.

by The Lineup

10 Places on Earth That Look Like They Belong in a Fantasy Land

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10 Places on Earth That Look Like They Belong in a Fantasy Land

These gorgeous lands look straight out of a mystical, mythical world.

by Dana Piccoli

6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Hidden Life of Trees

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Hidden Life of Trees

Trees are complex lifeforms with behavior strangely similar to our own human displays of seduction, vengeance, and compassion.

by G.G. Andrew

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