Mermaid Myths And Legends

For centuries now mermaid myths and legends have fascinated us. It’s human nature to wonder what it would be like to fly high in the sky like a hawk or scour the depths of the ocean like a fish.

With such a large portion of the planet being covered by water it is little wonder that the subject of mermaids arises so often.

History tell us that tales of mysteries creatures of the deep and Merfolk have always been with us. Why do these half human, half marine creatures capture our imagination so frequently…

Mermaids And Mermen Legends

In Greek mythology there are numerous tales that involve the the god Triton who was thought to be a Merman – a messenger of the sea.

There are many different religions that still survive to this day that worship mermaids and claim that they are goddesses. Both Hinduism and Candomble subscribe to these sea creatures being god-like entities.

The Celtic mermaid myths and legends (Scottish and Welsh) explain that mermaids used to befriend land folk and in some cases even marry them.

But not Merfolk legends are of a positive nature. In secular folklore mermaids were a dreaded sight that would only bring bad luck and disaster to those who spotted them. They were also thought to be sirens that lured sailors off course into jagged outcrops of rock.

The Reality of Mermaids

A great majority of Mermaids and Mermen legends are thought to have come from real encounters. Most of these are of course historical claims but there are a few more modern sightings which we will be covering on this site.

One of my favorite mermaid encounters took place in Holland and I was lucky enough to read about it as a child. It captured my imagination and has stayed with me ever since.

The story/incident dates back to midway through the 1600’s. The story starts with a young mermaid entering the country through one of the old fashioned dykes. She suddenly realized she may be trapped on the wrong side of the dyke and tried to return through injuring herself in the process.

The locals found her and took pity upon her and decided to lend a helping hand. They carried her to a nearby lake and spent the following months nursing her back to full health.

In this time period she learned a lot about human ways and …

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Hollywood Sign Ghost Lady in White

In this article we will be taking a look at the case of the Hollywood sign ghost lady in white. A haunting born from desperation and tragedy…


Peg Entwistle was born in Port TalbotSouth Wales in 1908. Her mother died when she was still a young girl resulting in her father uprooting the whole family and moving to the America.

After a short while of living in New York Peg’s father got remarried and had two sons named Robert and Milton. Unfortunately he did not get to spend much time with this new family – he was killed in a traffic accident on Park Avenue.

After their father’s death, Peg’s brothers went to live with their Uncle Harold. Peg had dreams of becoming a famous actress so she decided to remain in New York to search for fame and fortune.

When she was just 17 she managed to land a part with the Boston Repertory Company. She then went on to work in the prestigious Theater Guild productions of Broadway.

Robert Keith

In early 1927 Peg met Robert Keith and they wed later that same year. Keith was 10 years her senior and she knew little about his past.

Within months Peg found out that Keith had actually been married before and even had a 6 year old son. He had never mentioned any of this to Peg before they decided to tie the knot!

Peg decided that the marriage was now nothing more than a sham so she began divorce proceedings with her husband.

During these divorce proceedings Keith got in even more trouble when his wife turned up to claim the back alimony payments he owed. He faced jail time but Peg stepped in to pay the fees for him…but that did not stop the divorce from going through.


Through 1931 Peg saw great success through stage productions of Getting Married and Alice-Sit-by-The-Fire.

Unfortunately, in 1932 she noticed that the work was starting to dry up a little bit and slowly sunk into a cloud of depression. She packed up her bags and headed to Hollywood to see if she could reignite her career.

She eventually moved in with her Uncle Harold at 2428 Beachwood Canyon Drive in Hollywood. She was running desperately low on savings and he was the only free option she could think of.

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Heceta Head Lighthouse Ghost

The Oregon Coast line is home to Heceta Head lighthouse which was built way back in 1892. The lighthouse is named after Spanish sailor Don Bruno Heceta who discovered the location in 1755.

In this article we will be covering the Heceta Head lighthouse ghost lady who goes by the nickname of ‘Rue’. She is reported to haunt the house that stands by this aging coast light…

The Heceta Head Lighthouse

This awesome looking lighthouse stands at 56 feet and sits 205 feet above sea level. It is known to be the most powerful light on the Oregon coast line ( in some cases it can be spotted as far as 20 miles out to sea! ).

Building started way back in 1892 but the lighthouse was not used for the first time until 1894.

The lighthouse is joined by a single house which was built for the lighthouse keeper at the time. There is a smaller building attached to this house where the assistants quarters are located.

The Gray Lady

The house that stands next to this impressive tower has often reported accounts of paranormal activity.

The resident ghost carries the nickname of Rue and is often referred to as The Gray Lady. Many years ago the child of an infant was excavated from the lighthouse grounds and many locals believe it is linked to the ghost Rue.

Locals say that the Gray Lady haunts the building because she knows her infant daughter was buried there.

The ghost itself is not a harmful entity – it tends to move items around and open and close cupboard doors. In some cases she has been heard walking around the upstairs level when all household members are downstairs.

Reports of the mischievous entity seem to originate from the 1950’s to present day. Although it causes no harm it seems to get very distressed when construction takes place or changes are made to the buildings.

In one instance a group of volunteer workers stayed at the lighthouse to give the building a new coat of paint. They spent the whole day painting the walls and decided to retire to the house to rest before the next day’s work.

They were continuously woken throughout the night by the sound of the fire alarm switching on. By the early hours of the morning they got sick of the alarm so they decided to remove it’s power source.

The alarm continued …

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Haunted Furniture Stories – Jason’s Bed

I come across many examples of haunted furniture stories but none of them seem to stand out as well as the Cobb poltergeist case in 1998…

The Bed

Al Cobb of Savannah, Georgia, decided to surprise one of his twin sons with a rather groovy looking antique bed for his bedroom. The son in question was named Jason and he was a 14 year old with a passion for older styles.

Jason fell in love with the elaborate bed and for the first two nights he enjoyed perfect sleep patterns. On the third night things took a turn for the worse…

Paranormal Activity

On the third night Jason awoke to the sensation of someone kneeling down on his pillow and breathing deathly cold breath into his face. Jason’s parents thought their son was simply dreaming and dismissed the incident as nothing more than teenage nightmares.

On the fourth night Jason noticed that a picture of his grandfather had been removed from the wall and placed face down on a bedroom cabinet. He placed the picture back on the wall and thought no more about it.

When he awoke the next morning he found his grandfather’s picture in the middle of his bed with various other possessions surrounding it. In a circular shape around the picture were a Conch shell, a dinosaur made from small shells, a plaster cast of a bird and two Bennie Babies.

He ran from the bedroom screaming and cornered his parents in the kitchen. His parents accompanied him back up to his bedroom to examine the strange circle of objects on his bed.

At this point the parents knew something was amiss – they to had noticed strange goings on in the household over the previous 24 hours.


Jason’s father, Al Cobb, decided to try and make contact with the ghost to see if he could stop the poltergeist activity. He stood in Jason’s bedroom and attempted to talk to the entity for a few hours – he got no response.

He decided to leave a crayon and a few sheets of paper on Jason’s bed and left the room for several minutes. When he returned he found that one of the sheets of paper had crayon writing on it – Danny 7. He took this to mean the spirit was a young boy named Danny aged seven.

Danny Aged 7

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Grey Aliens Are Demons

Aliens, who in this day and age hasn’t heard of them? A grey, slant-eyed, over-sized bald head and an unusually proportioned body immediately comes to mind.

For a long time now, from cartoons, movies and science fiction novels, we have been exposed to these so called ‘extra-terrestrial’ beings, their images burned into our minds.

Often referred to as ‘Greys’, named so because of their skin color, references to these foreign creatures no longer surprise or shock any of us.

But don’t be fooled, these are not aliens as they want you to believe. These Grey aliens are demons…

Government Conspiracies and Cover ups

Over the years, there have been countless witnesses of UFO sightings. Many of whom, claiming to be victims of alien abduction, being subjected to weird and often sexual experiments.

Of course it is easy to discard such reports as the ramblings of a delusional mind, but not so easy when prominent and respected members of our society come forward with confessions of their own.

One such example is of Steven Greer, founder of the Disclosure Project. Geer is also the head of CSETI, and an eminent UFO theorist.

Greer had addressed a press conference in Washington DC with over 400 government, CIA, military, and other high-level intelligence community testifying to the existence of aliens and UFO’s.

When government conspiracies and cover ups of the ‘Greys’ are exposed like this, it becomes quite clear that information on the subject is being held back.

The Bible

Time is witness that, although we claim to have faith in our Lord, we conveniently tend to ignore the real truth that is so often revealed in the Bible.

Genesis, Chapter 6 says that as the population of men on earth grew and they gave birth to daughters, the divine beings, seeing how beautiful the daughters were, took those that pleased them as wives.

Thus the ‘Nephilim’ appeared on earth – the of-springs from the cohabitation of the divine beings and the daughters of men.

The bible here is referring to the fallen angels, who in spite of being kicked out of heaven for their rebellion against God, still believed and pursued their plan to usurp God.

Corrupting the human DNA until the perfect host is finally created for their end of days grand plan.

Mary Sutherland, an expert in the field of ancient history and unusual phenomena …

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Famous Bermuda Triangle Disappearances

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the more famous Bermuda Triangle disappearances over the years. Also known as ‘the Devil’s Triangle’ – one of the most mysterious places on our planet…

The Bermuda Triangle Myth

Sat between Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico, this mysterious area off the Southeastern coast of the US holds many paranormal secrets. The following are some of the most famous cases linked to this area that covers 440,000 miles of sea…

The Mary Celeste Disappearance

Discovered on the 4th of December, 1872, The Mary Celeste is probably one of the most famous sea-based mysteries of all time…no wonder it was finally linked to the area of the Bermuda Triangle!

When it was found, everything on the ship was in the right place – except for the crew.

It was on a sea journey from New York to Genoa and it was discovered a matter of days after it left port.

Captain Benjamin Briggs was in charge of seven crew along with his wife and two-year-old daughter. All of them disappeared without a trace.

The ghostly abandoned ship was found by a British vessel named the Dei Gratia, it was under partial sail and the lifeboat was gone.

The Mary Celeste was carrying large amounts of alcohol on it’s journey – nine of these barrels were found empty…

The Ellen Austin Ghost Ship Incident

The Ellen Austin was a 210 ft. long American white oak schooner that was on a journey to London when it encountered a abandoned boat near the outskirts of the Bermuda Triangle.

The Captain of the Austin, Captain Baker, decided that the scene was too mysterious to leave – so he ordered his crew to observe the boat to try and find out what was going on.

They observed the boat for two whole days – nothing.

The Captain boarded the ship with his crew and found everything in order – minus the crew.

He ordered a few of his best crew members to stay on the derelict ship and sail back behind the Ellen Austin.

They set to sail together on calm waters but without warning…the derelict ship vanished without a trace along with the captain’s crew members.

The Austin remained in the area for several days after the disappearance, and finally, the derelict boat was spotted once again.

Unfortunately there was no sign of the crew members that Captain Baker left on board…

The USS Cyclops Story

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The History of Poveglia Island

Located in the lagoons of Venice, Poveglia Island remains one of the most frightening island locations on the planet. In this article we will be taking a look at the history of Poveglia Island and the horrors behind it…

The Dark History

The darkness that surrounds the island started off in Roman times when it was used to house plague victims. The poor souls were basically dumped there so that they could have no further contact with the healthy population.

A few centuries later the Black Death opened it’s wings over Europe and once again the island became a haven for the sick or dying. Many of the unfortunates who died on the island were simply dumped into large death pits for burial.

As the plague tightened its grip, the population began to panic and those who showed the slightest sign of sickness were ripped from their homes and taken to the island of Poveglia to rot away in misery.

During the Black Death period it is estimated that the island witnessed well over 160,000 agonizing deaths.


A psychiatric hospital was constructed on the island in 1922 and it didn’t take long for the reports of paranormal activity to surface.

Many of the patients would complain about being tormented by ghostly plague victims and screams of agony throughout the night.

Unfortunately it’s hard to get people to listen to experiences when you are already considered mad by the hospital staff looking after you!

But things were about to get a lot worse for the mentally unstable inhabitants of this dark island – a resident doctor decided to try and make a name for himself…

Doctor Death

He set about experimenting on the mentally challenged in the nearby hospital bell tower. Lobotomies were performed on his unsuspecting patients using all manner of crude tools.

Legend has it that the horrific doctor himself became a target of the ghostly entities that haunted the island. They had enough of his twisted experiments and drove him into his own personal madness.

He decided to end it all by throwing himself from the bell tower where he performed the majority of his unspeakable experiments.

But the island was not willing to let him go so peacefully – the fall did not kill him.

A nurse who was working that night witnesses the whole event and later reported that he lay broken and screaming …

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The Thomas Busby Chair

In this article we will be looking at the strange case of ​the Thomas Busby chair. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

Drinking Thomas

Thomas Busy didn’t miss many chances to get a beer down his throat. He was a well known character in his local pub for all the wrong reasons.

He was a known thief and the alcohol did not often agree with him. If anyone said a word out of place to him they would soon find themselves out cold on the floor.

Daniel Awety was a successful coin-forger who just so happened to be Thomas’s father-in-law. He had amassed a great deal of money over the years and decided to splash out on a local farm up for sale.

As soon as the purchase went through he rename,d the property Danotty Hall ( after himself of course! ). It was situated in a lovely rural spot close to the village of Kirby Wiske.

One night in the summer of 1702, Awety fancied a beer after a long day’s graft. He visited his son-in-law’s favorite pub and accidentally sat down in his favorite chair.

When Busby later arrived at the pub he noticed his father-in-law sitting in his chair and went through the roof. A vicious fight broke out between the two men resulting in them rolling about the bar room floor.

After the scuffle, Awety rose from the ground and told Busby he was taking his daughter back off him and returning home with her. He returned to Danotty Hall to plan out his next move.

Later that night Busby quietly broke into the property and put an end to his father-in-law’s life as he slept.

It didn’t take long for the local police to find Awety’s body in the local woods – they instantly knew who was responsible for his death.

Busby stood trial and was sentenced to death by hanging – he was allowed one last request before the execution was carried out. He chose to have a drink in his favorite chair.

Once he had finished his drink he was led away to the gallows to be dealt with. As he walked away he stopped and let all the surrounding locals know “Death shall come swiftly to anyone that dares to sit in my chair”.

The Thomas Busby Chair

Several decades later the Thomas Busby chair claimed it’s first victim. A young chimney sweep decided …

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Bill Ramsey The Werewolf

In this article we will be looking at the strange case of Bill Ramsey the werewolf (also known as The Southend Werewolf).

Did Bill Ramsey suffer from clinical Lycanthropy or demonic possession?

Let’s take a closer look at his story…

Days of Youth

Bill Ramsey was brought up in the seaside town of Southend, in Essex, UK. He had a normal childhood up until the age of nine when he started displaying worrying traits…

He was out playing in his parent’s backyard garden when an icy feeling swept over his body. He broke out in a strange perspiration that covered his body from head to toe…and a strange smell surrounded him.

He later confessed that during this incident, he could think of nothing other than a pack of wolves and the ocean waves crashing against the sand.

Confused and scared, he cried out to his mother for help.

Both his mother and father ran into the garden in time to witness their nine-year-old son ripping a fence post, along with the garden fence, out of the ground.

They then watched horrified as he swung this battered fence above his head then started chewing on the wire mesh!

When he started growling uncontrollably, both his parents retreated to the safety of their house.

They did not leave the house until this strange ‘fit’ had subsided.


At first this incident seemed to be a one-off – Bill grew up, got married and had children with his partner.

During the first two years of his marriage, Bill experienced terrible nightmares every night, resulting in him waking up screaming in a cold sweat.

Bill and his wife had no idea what was behind these nightmares – but they were always the same.

In his dreams, Bill would find himself walking peacefully behind his wife down a path. All of a sudden a feeling of dread would sweep over him.

His wife would finally turn around and scream when she saw him, running off into the distance.

This twisted dream carried on most nights until some time in 1967.

The Wolf

A further 15 years passed without incident, until Bill went out with some friends to a local pub in 1983.

Without warning, he suddenly experienced the same strange chills he had when he was a nine-year-old boy – he quickly excused himself and went to the gent’s toilets.

As he gripped the toilet sink …

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Anneliese Michel Possession

The Exorcism of Emily Rose was one of the creepiest films of 2005 – in fact, the Chicago Film Critics Association considers it to be one of the creepiest films of all time.

In 2006, it clocked in at #86 on their coveted list of “Top 100 Scariest Films Ever Made.” But what’s even creepier than the film’s demonic dialog or the convincing, convulsing performance by Jennifer Carpenter is the fact that it’s based on a true story: the Anneliese Michel possession of the 1970’s.

And much like the plot of the Emily Rose film, the Anneliese Michel case was hotly debated and highly contested in Eastern European courtrooms.

So was Anneliese Michel actually possessed? And what about those creepy Anneliese Michel tapes? Do those prove demonic possession… or just a tragic case of misdiagnosed mental illness?

Health and Family Background

Anneliese Michel was born into a devout Catholic family on September 21st1952 in West Germany. She was the youngest of four sisters all born to her parents, Josef and Anna.

As Anneliese grew up, she followed in the footsteps of her spiritual family members. Deeply religious, she attended Catholic mass at least twice a week.

As Anneliese grew, she began to develop serious health problems. At the age of 16, she suffered a severe convulsion and was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy shortly thereafter.

Alleged Demonic Possession

Anneliese’s health became a greater cause for concern as time wore on. She continued to experience epileptic seizures, hallucinations, paranoia and anxiety. In 1973 during her first year at the University of Würzburg, she fell into a deep depression. She experienced terrifying apparitions while praying and reported hearing strange voices telling her that she was “damned” and doomed to “rot in hell.”

Later that year, Anneliese accompanied a family friend on a religious pilgrimage to San Damiano. On this trip, her escort noticed that she was unable to walk past certain religious icons and refused to drink water from a holy spring.

Based on these events, the escort was the first to conclude that Anneliese was suffering demonic possession. Both Anneliese and her family were also convinced and began to consult their parish and priests, pleading for an exorcism.

The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

Initially, the Catholic Church had declined to exorcise Anneliese. Exorcism rites had not been used for centuries and were highly controversial in the …

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