A Pound of Flesh for Every Sin

A Pound of Flesh for Every Sin

To properly answer the question of why I’m fascinated with The Furies, I’ll have to tell you about the little legend of two friends and egotistical jerks; Theseus and Pirithous. By Ancient Greek standards, they were considered heroes. As expected, it went straight to...
Bloody Royals: Bizarre Deaths of Kings

Bloody Royals: Bizarre Deaths of Kings

Monarchists love heavy-handed displays of grandeur and power, and following the tales of their favorite royals is a sport they hold dear. The gilded lives of kings and queens provide tons of drama and wonderful costumes. And, in what can be seen as a rather...
History’s Most Bizarre Medical Treatments

History’s Most Bizarre Medical Treatments

For all its perceived faults, this modern age represents a refuge of sorts – at least when it comes to scientific and medical advancements. While nostalgia is an easy and understandable trap to fall into, a quick look at any book detailing treatments from past times...
Horrifying Cases of Stockholm Syndrome

Horrifying Cases of Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome is perhaps one of human nature’s oddest quirks. A case in which the victim of a brutal beating or kidnapping ends up identifying closely with his or her oppressor, the syndrome appears surprisingly often in news headlines. The term first made its...
The Horrors of the Black Plague

The Horrors of the Black Plague

During the 14th Century, more than a third of Europe’s population was decimated due to what is now considered to be the worst pandemic in history, the Black Plague – also colloquially referred to as Black Death. The ghastly stories of souls perishing in the most...
The World’s Strangest Disappearances

The World’s Strangest Disappearances

The universe is full of peculiar and haunting mysteries. But perhaps nothing is as quietly frightening as having someone simply vanish into thin air. The spookiness it evokes is very real, if only because it absolutely underscores the randomness of life in a way that...
The Most Disturbing Victorian Traditions

The Most Disturbing Victorian Traditions

The Victorian Age is typically remembered as being incredibly buttoned-up, conservative, and at times rather boring. While many important technological advancements were made, we mostly think of the era as a time where the mere silhouette of a woman was...
A Dark Evil Pulses Within Nightmare Abbey

A Dark Evil Pulses Within Nightmare Abbey

What happens when people investigating the paranormal bite off more than they can chew? That’s the basic premise for Nightmare Abbey, a story set in a classic haunted house. The twist is that it’s not haunted by anything like conventional ghosts. Over two...