Netflix’s Stranger Things has brought back the look and feel of the classic 1980s style storytelling. From ET to Goonies, and everything in between, this chapter of ORIGINS looks deeper into those iconic 80s monsters, the Gremlins. SHOW NOTES In preparation to binge watch season two of Stranger Things, I binge watched season one for
Pots of gold and four-leaf clovers, rainbows and little men in green. In this chapter of ORIGINS, learn the story behind the guard at the rainbow’s end: the Leprechaun.
Magic words once harnessed power. Today, they are used by magicians to set the mood. In this chapter of ORIGINS, discover the roots of Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus and more.
In this chapter of ORIGINS, look into the theories of time travel, parallel universe, and space-time fabrics through the eyes of science and individuals who claim to have experienced alternate time lines. Is time travel possible or are we at Time’s mercy?
There’s something about porcelain dolls that scares the hell out of us. The ORIGINS of dolls give you all the reasons why: they are intermediaries, used for magic, and can cause bodily harm. Yes, dolls are the greatest of all my fears. Is it possible that dolls could be alive? Are they capable of hurting us or is that just a byproduct of our imagination?
When we think of the otherworldly, what comes to mind most often are ghosts. Where do we go when we die? Are spirits trapped between this world and the next? If ghosts walk among us, then do they move freely or are they stuck where they died? From Casper the Friendly Ghost to vengeful spirits, what are their ORIGINS and do haunted houses really exist?
Throughout history, people have blamed other people or other things for their problems. Sickness has been the result of a curse. Mental health issues the spell of a witch. And a murderous spree the act of demon possession. What are the ORIGINS for our need to find something to blame? How did the concept of the scapegoat begin?
Not all superheroes are the work of comic book fantasy. They walk among us, both heroes and villains, and have since the beginning of time. We wish we had their super human qualities and abilities. But be careful what you wish for: you just might become a villain.