Ghostly hitchhiker in Japan taxi

Japanese Taxi Drivers Reporting Ghostly Fares

The “Vanishing Hitchhiker” is one of the most popular ghost stories/urban legends out there, and for me, probably the first real ghost story I ever read about. There are many variations of the story, but it usually involves a good samaritan driving along a deserted stretch of road at night, and coming across a hitchhiker, […]

Nessie on Google Street View

Loch Ness Monster Legend Inspired by Earthquakes?

Cryptozoology is a quirky field. It’s a rogues gallery of creatures, ranging from clever hoaxes and mythological misidentifications to beasts that leave interesting but frustratingly ambiguous evidence. And I’ve always felt that the Loch Ness monster fell somewhere in the middle of those spectrums. Sure, there’s lots of eyewitness testimony, and it goes back hundreds of […]

Do Animals have a ‘Sixth Sense’ About Earthquakes?

Following the recent tragedy in Haiti, as well as an earthquake in California, the question of animals and their ability to predict impending disaster is being discussed once again. It’s an interesting topic and seems to be more a matter of an animal’s ability to use their mind in ways that humans can’t (don’t they […]