Demons & the Devil

The Roman Ritual of Exorcism

August 31, 2018 Laura Rowton

The history of Christian exorcism The Roman Ritual of Exorcism has a long tradition. Its origins are Biblical, appearing first as explicit commands from Jesus meant to “cast out” the devils and “unclean” spirits which possessed […]

The Legend of the Flying Ducthman
Paranormal History

The Legend of the Flying Dutchman

August 17, 2018 Laura Rowton

There is an old maritime legend that tells of a ghost ship, that is said to be cursed to sail the seas forever, never to make port again. An omen of doom, it foreshadows disaster […]

Mothman newspaper illustration
Cryptids & Monsters

Is the Mothman an Omen of Coming Disaster?

August 17, 2018 Erik Rowton

America has a long history of sightings of winged humanoid creatures. In 1877, newspapers reported that one such monster was frequenting Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, performing aerial acrobatics for an astonished audience. These […]

The Nain Rouge of Detroit
Cryptids & Monsters

A Red Omen: The Nain Rouge of Detroit

August 16, 2018 Laura Rowton

In Detroit there is said to exist a creature which presages misfortune. This harbinger of doom is known as the Nain Rouge – the red dwarf. A book published in 1883 described the creature as […]