Beast of Gevaudan

The Beast of Gevaudan: The Cryptid World’s Most Ruthless Killer

In the 18th century French province of Gevaudan once lurked a beast so fearsome that even a king tried to intercede on the people’s behalf. No, we’re not talking about some lost Grimm Brothers fairy tale. This is the sordid tale of mayhem, murder, and the Beast of Gevaudan. And you thought you’d heard of […]

The Jersey Devil, or Leeds Devil

Jersey Devil: The Diva Cryptid

Lurking in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a certain mysterious creature thinks he’s pretty cool. It all started with an “X-Files” episode back in 1993. Up to that point, only Bigfoot and Nessie had received any widespread cryptid coverage in the media. Then along came the Jersey Devil, ready to show up those amateurs (his words, not mine–I never disrespect […]

The X-Files: 20 Years Later

Holy crap. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since “The X-Files” pilot episode aired. I watched the first episode when it premiered. I was 10 years old. And after that first episode, I subsequently taped every single episode, bought magazines, books, soundtracks…and can thank David Duchovny for pushing me right into puberty (even after […]

Spontaneous Human Combustion at Gothenburg Train Station?

It seems as though stories of spontaneous human combustion are making a comeback. We’ve blogged about a few of these stories (in an adult video store, an Irish case, and a second case in Ireland), and I just came across this story of some more SHC (spontaneous human combustion for people who like acronyms). We’ve […]