Brooklyn Hyena and Out of Place Animals

The phenomenon of out of place animals is an interesting sub-genre of cryptozoology and Forteana, but not one that I am usually drawn to, with few exceptions. I think it’s safe to say that creatures like Bigfoot, Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the Loch Ness monster, and the Dover Demon are far more intriguing than a […]

Spring Heeled Jack

Spring Heeled Jack

Spring is in the air and for some of the world’s cryptids, it’s also in their step.  Take Spring Heeled Jack, for instance.  This is a guy who witnesses claim could jump over walls, all while cackling maniacally at others’ fear and misfortune.  What a schadenfreude. The tale of Spring Heeled Jack is not for […]

UFO Spotted over Brooklyn on Fourth of July

As a Brooklyn native and current resident, this story stood out to me. A UFO over Brooklyn, you say? That’s my kind of story. I actually saw something strange in the skies of Brooklyn about 12 years ago, a daylight sighting that lasted over 45 minutes. But that’s a story for another time. For now, […]

Photo of the Week: 9/11 Memorial Lights

In a bit of a departure, this week’s photo has nothing to do with the paranormal. In memory of all who were lost on September 11th, our photo of the week simply shows the 9/11 Memorial Lights. Every year, where the World Trade Center once stood in downtown Manhattan, twin beams of light shine into […]

The Capybara and Other Out of Place Animals

If you’ve been on the internet at all the past few days, you’ve no doubt seen the stories about the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, roaming Paso Robles in California. Now, while there is nothing paranormal about this, it does bring to mind reports of other out of place animals that most “experts” dismiss and […]

This time, it’s really just balloons

So the UFOs that were spotted over Manhattan (and blogged about by us yesterday) weren’t UFOs at all. It seems as though the mystery has been solved! Story courtesy of the Daily News. All those theories about Wednesday’s mystery UFO sightings over Manhattan are about to go “pop.” A Westchester elementary school believes the puzzling […]

Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy

I live in the East Village, so I’m kind of oblivious to most things that happen west of 6th Avenue. Thankfully I have eagle-eyed friends who send me stories such as this from the Daily News when I’m too busy paying attention to the recent bomb scare in the cemetery right behind my apartment (it […]

Ohio black triangle UFO

I know I usually post news articles like this and occasionally (i.e., most of the time) goof on them a bit, but not this time. There are a few reasons for this. Point the first, the witnesses actually got a somewhat clear daytime photo of the object in question, instead of the usual blurry, nighttime […]

Evidence of the paranormal as interpreted through art

The Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in Brooklyn, NY is hosting an upcoming show called “Evidence of the Paranormal.” It’s funny how the paranormal used to be a taboo subject to talk about, and now it’s not only accepted, but encouraged in so many different ways. The show, which runs from November 21st to January 10th, […]

Jennifer Connelly and family move to un-haunted Manhattan, leave Brooklyn forever

  Actress Jennifer Connelly and her family have moved from their Brooklyn mansion to the safety and security of a Manhattan penthouse after she admitted on the Tonight Show that  her family believed the mansion was haunted. Interestingly, the address is also published, making me think the next owners (the “wealthy Google engineer” and his […]