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 […]

Photo of the Week: Fort Knox, Maine

This week’s photo is from inside Fort Knox in Maine. Not to be confused with the more famous U.S. Army post of the same name in Kentucky (which is what people usually think of when someone says “It’s more secure than Fort Knox”), this Fort Knox was a Civil War fort built between 1844 and […]

The Sledging Ghost

One of my favourite ghost stories relates to an enterprising Scot who immigrated across the pond to the US, finally ending up in Canada. Simon McTavish was a Highlander born around 1750. When he first arrived in the Americas, he spent several years living in New England, before ending his days in Montreal, Canada. In […]