• I survived the Bermuda Triangle

    I survived the Bermuda Triangle

    Finding the weird and wonderful in Bermuda Cross one item off my bucket list for 2022: I visited Bermuda on a family holiday. Unsurprisingly, when I visit new places, I […] Read more

  • Mystery booms in 2022

    Mystery booms in 2022

    Here we are in a new year! Let’s hope it’s a good one. Mystery booms and Skyquakes of 2022 In 2021, I began keeping track of mystery booms reported in […] Read more

  • Yummy Rocks

    Yummy Rocks

    Fun images showing rock and mineral specimens that resemble yummy food, good enough to eat. Check out this forbidden food smorgasbord! Read more

  • Paranormal Vortex Areas

    Paranormal Vortex Areas

    It’s a common claim by paranormalists that there are special places on earth where “energy” whirls are responsible for strange phenomena reported at those locations. They are called paranormal or energy “vortex” areas. The crystallization of the “vortex” idea in this context began with a popular proponent of mysterious subjects who identified twelve equidistant areas… Read more

  • Devils Hole

    Devils Hole

    Many sites have been given the creepy name of “Devils Hole”. The most famous Hole is in Death Valley, Nevada where a notch in the rock reveals an oasis of ancient groundwater in the otherwise brutally dry desert landscape. The cave opening is unusual, the water level responds to seismic events around the world, the… Read more

  • Spooky events from the New Madrid earthquakes

    Spooky events from the New Madrid earthquakes

    A series of giant earthquakes within the continental interior is strange in itself, but other notable phenomena associated with the New Madrid, Missouri quakes of 1811-2 made the events preternaturally awful. In this piece, I explore the scary and weird features that were said to accompany the New Madrid earthquakes. Read more

  • Sodom and Gomorrah – A geomythological parable

    Sodom and Gomorrah – A geomythological parable

    The Bible contains several stories that people have attempted to connect to geological events such as earthquakes or floods. The Biblical context treats these events as supernatural works of God, which puts them in the realm of “spooky geology”. In this post, I’m exploring two geologically-related aspects of the parable of Sodom & Gomorrah. Read more

  • Texarkana Fish Rain Mystery Solved

    Texarkana Fish Rain Mystery Solved

    The fish that fell in a December thunderstorm likely came from the nervous stomachs of birds that ejected their recent meal, investigators conclude. Read more

  • The coelacanth as a red herring

    The coelacanth as a red herring

    This post is updated from its original publication in 2009.– SH In researching three areas of what I concluded were mostly “scientifical” fields of inquiry for my book – cryptozoology, […] Read more

  • Freak Out Over Hairless Mysterious Animals

    Freak Out Over Hairless Mysterious Animals

    Weird hairless animals attract morbid attention. Is it a mutant? A monster? Well, it’s most likely an unfortunate local animal who fortunately left remains for us to photograph, gawk over, […] Read more

  • Japan’s “killing stone” splits

    Japan’s “killing stone” splits

    The infamous Sessho-seki, a protected boulder in the volcanic area of Mount Nesu in Japan, has split. The break occurred around March 5, 2022. A legend says the stone was the prison of the evil nine-tailed fox demoness Tamamo-no-Mae and that anyone who touched it died. Some people fear that evil has been released into… Read more

  • Going “Off the Edge” is more popular than ever – Book Review

    Going “Off the Edge” is more popular than ever – Book Review

    I’ve written twice on Flat Eartherism. On Spooky Geology – Anti-globular convictions: Flat Earth belief explodes in popularity On this blog with thoughts on the 2018 Behind the Curve documentary […] Read more

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