Category: Random Thursdays

Why Do We See Ghosts?

Ghosts and hauntings have been a part of the human experience for as long as there have been humans. But are they really spirits of dead people trapped on Earth? Or are there other explanations for ghostly phenomena?

The Wild Predictions Of Edgar Cayce – The Sleeping Prophet

The early 20th century saw the peak of the spiritualism movement, and one of the biggest names to come out of that movement was Edgar Cayce, also known as the sleeping prophet for the way he fell into a trance-like state while performing his readings.

He claimed to connect to a kind of universal superconsciousness in this state and made predictions about the future, some of which seemed to eerily come true.

Although, of his more than 14,000 predictions, there are also some very out-there ideas about Atlantis coming back and death rays.

Cayce still has adherents to his prophecies to this day, though much of his work has been discredited by skeptics like James Randi.

Either way, Cayce shaped the way a lot of people thought in the 20th century.

John Harvey Kellogg – The Crackpot That Changed The World

Breakfast cereal is big business, and it all started with Corn Flakes, which came from the mind of John Harvey Kellogg. He had some other interesting ideas in his mind as well.

The story of John Harvey Kellogg and the Battle Creek Sanitarium is the story of crazy health fads, religious fervor, and enemas. Lots of enemas.

5 Cryptids That Could Actually Exist

Our culture and mythology is littered with unknown creatures and monsters, known as cryptids. While most are misidentified animals or tall tales, there are some that could actually exist. Here are 5 of them.

The Orang Pendek is a human-like primate thought to exist in Indonesia with a strangely human face – thought to possibly be a new species of orangutan.

The Nunda is a large cat species thought to live in Tanzania. It was blamed for a series of deaths in the 1920s.

The Dobhar-chú is a predatory otter-like sea creature from Ireland primarily around Sraheens Lough in County Mayo.

The Chupacabra is famous at this point for raiding livestock in the Southwest US and Mexico. Chupacabra means “Goat Sucker” in Spanish.

The Acurinis are thought to be an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon. What makes them different is they apparently have a very out of place European look to them. Their possible existence spawned many legends of a lost tribe.