To celebrate Halloween I offer you some of the odd and scary things I have found in my travels this year from monsters to concentration camps.
The story of an ancient Korean mummy and his heartbroken wife hit me hard as I traveled and thought of my wife at home, pregnant with our first child.
Hawaiian moms have been known to threaten to leave their children out for the night marchers if they don’t behave. While this threat may not sound terrifying to those who have never heard of the huaki’ po, these death dealing ghosts are among the most terrifying of the ghosts and ghouls in Hawaiian myth and…
Greek Sailing, Centaurs, and Vagobond.
I will probably be executed by Serbs for this, but I couldn’t help feeling a little bit of admiration for the Turks when I learned the story of the Skull Tower in Nis, Serbia. It is called Cela Kula in Serbian which means…”Skull Tower”.
In honor of Halloween, I present to you the only legenary monster story I have thus far been able to unearth in Turkey – the Seamonster of Lake Van
There are tombstone tourists who plan vacations around the resting places of Hollywood stars and military gravers who track down Civil War soldiers.
Way back in 2009, I was geeking out on Tarot cards and trying to find my way in life – at the same time I was living in Morocco and suddenly steeped in the mysticism, legends, monsters, and stories of daily Moroccan life. That was when I wrote this while sitting in the blue depths…
The Celebration of Fire and Water – Ashura in Morocco If you’re in Morocco on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, you are sure to hear drums banging and see gangs of happy children rushing through the streets and alleyways with new toys generally used to make music and noise. This is…
I’m a big fan of legendary monster stories. In Bulgaria, I heard about a few.