Unicorns are nothing if not mythical. Starting out as a strange and fabled creature thought by some to live in India, Unicorns blossomed out of nothing. Going through transformations in different cultures, and eventually becoming an awe-inspiring symbol in Christianity, Unicorns are more than just a Lisa Frank staple in every tween girl's bedroom.
Corpse Roads weren’t just passageways that the English peasantry took in order to transport their dead to consecrated ground. They also serve as a reminder that Halloween superstitions were an everyday occurrence in medieval times. Be careful where you walk this spooky season, as lost spirits might just be walking alongside you.
The Moon is a fickle mistress. Is she evil or is she the personification of a loving woman? Will she turn you into a murderous lunatic, or will she restore your fertility and protect you from harm? Join me as I join the rabbit on the moon in discovering all the different lunar superstitions lore has to offer.
The Northfield Pigman is just one of those classic myths that send a shiver down your spine. This week Phoebe travels to Vermont to research the origin of an urban legend that has terrified generations and kept visitors from the infamous "Devil's Washbowl."
The Bermuda Triangle is an area of Earth shrouded in mystery. Join me as I dive into the deep waters and learn about the history of where exactly the Triangle garnered its name and how it’s had a reputation as a dangerous spot for longer than you might think. Oh yeah, and I talk about aliens, ghost ships, and wormholes a little bit. Don't forget a life jacket!
Did you know real human skeletons were cheaper than fake ones in the 1980s? Or that theaters began handing out barf bags to viewers of the Exorcist? Join me as I dive down the rabbit hole of haunted media. I mostly talk about haunted film sets, but I also scratch the surface of subliminal messaging, ARGs, and even Satanic Panic.
From black cats to magic cauldrons the strangest part of this episode is actually the fact that naughty monks may have caused the sensational witch hunts that killed millions. Join me as I throw a few names at you may not have heard of in the history of witchcraft, and explain the lore behind those that everyone seems all too well acquainted with.
Do you know who holds the keys to the underworld in Greek Mythology? Do you know which Loa from Haitian Voodoo keeps zombies from rising from the grave? Do you know how many people have died from war just in the last century? This week I dive into all of the different characters that reap our souls and whether or not they are really the bad guys we think they are.
So what exactly do coincidences have to do with the wholeness of the universe? From Unus Mundus to Ouroborus, to the Philosophers Stone, everything is connected in some way, it just might not be the way you initially assumed.