Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Weekly News Round-up 10/23/13

A video of what looks like a dragon flying has popped up on the internet. It looks a little suspicious to me, but you can be the judge. Check it out here.

A man dressed as a ghost attempt to commit a robbery. You can see it here.

There may actually be a scientific explaination for all the Yeti sightings-a new type of bear. Read about it here.

Also, somehow I managed to miss it, but last week was the third anniversary of this blog. I can't wait for another year of blogging!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


I thought with Halloween approaching, I would do a little article about goblins. If you aren't familiar with them, they are basically small, mischievous creatures that tend to play tricks on humans. My first impression of them probably came from watching the movie, Labyrinth as a kid. The movie features an entire goblin city complete with a goblin king. If you haven't seen it, you should definitely check it out.

When I started researching goblins so I could write a little about them, I discovered that they really don't have one place of origin like most of the myths and legends I hear about. There are early goblin stories from England to Japan and a lot of countries in between.

It made me wonder why goblin stories would be so common. I figure there's really one of two possibilities.

1. Goblins are real, and people were just writing down what they saw and experienced.


2. Goblins played some sort of role on an emotional or psychological level with human beings. Maybe people need someone (or something) to blame for the chaos in their lives, and goblins are an easy scapegoat. They are small and can't fight back. They aren't particularly attractive, so people felt no guilt in using them as dumping grounds for their problems.

Either way, they are certainly fun to read about and people will continue writing about them for a long, long time.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekly News Round-up 10/11/13

There was a new thunderbird sighting in Iowa. Read about it here.

A well known Nessie photo turned out to be part of a hoax. You can read about it here.

A new website is offering online dating to ghosts, you know, in case any of them are feeling lonely. Check it out here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm back!

I'm back from my vacation and ready to get back to blogging. I'm also excited because it's one of my favorite times of year. Halloween is almost here which means haunted houses, fun fall activities and an almost non-stop stream of scary movies on TV. I can't wait to enjoy the rest of the month!

Do you have a favorite fall activity?