What would you think if a group of people suddenly began to dance in droves all around you? Today, the world would call that a flash mob and think nothing of it. In the Middle Ages, it would’ve most likely been considered the result of witchcraft, though in some cases it was attributed to plague. On chapter 22 of ORIGINS, we look into St. Vitus’s Dance and other weird plagues.
What happens when coal isn’t bad enough for a naughty boy or girl? In this chapter of ORIGINS, we look at Krampus the Christmas Devil and other dark figures from Germanic European lore.
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
Want revenge? Why not make a doll in the image of the one you’re after? In this chapter of ORIGINS, we poke around with the roots of Voudon and Voodoo Dolls. With a special reading of Kate Wars’s short story at the end.
Whether fact or fiction, there are a few men that we have grown to love. In this chapter of ORIGINS, we look at some favorites: Slender Man, Mothman, and the ever present Boogey Man.
We love monsters. The classics, the new favorites, even those still locked in our closets or hiding beneath our beds. Why this infatuation? What is it about monsters that makes us seek them out to prove they exist? In this chapter of ORIGINS we scrape the tip of the iceberg about the monsters we fan
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?