April Walker

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These are the 20 best-selling books of the year

A great place to look if you want to read the next "Kane and Abel" or "Bossypants" is to check out which books made it onto Amazon's best-seller list.<p>…

The Real Story Behind the Myth of Area 51

There are no aliens at America's most famous top-secret military base, but what is there is just as interesting.<p>In the middle of the barren Nevada desert, there's a dusty unmarked road that leads to the front gate of Area 51. It's protected by little more than a chain link fence, a boom gate, and …

Paranormal

The Scariest Books Of All-Time

Below you will find 231 of the scariest horror novels of all-time. There are scary books for children, scary books for adults, and books for anyone …

The Writer's Guide to Advances and Royalties

While I’ve been writing my upcoming novella, THESE SAVAGE BONES, I’ve been doing a lot of research on traditional vs. self publishing lately. …

LitMag: $1,000 for Short Stories & $250 for Poetry

LitMag, a new magazine of creative writing, is currently seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They pay $1,000 for fiction and …

Creative Writing

‘I don’t think they wanted to solve this crime’

<b>WHAT would drive a nine-year-old boy to murder his younger sister?</b><p>That’s the question that’s become paramount after a landmark documentary last night …

Mystery Figure Photographed on 9/11 Beam of Light Apex

<b>A man in Hoboken, NJ claims that he photographed a bright glowing figure at the apex of the 9/11 beam of light on Friday 9/9/16:</b><p>Images taken on the …

In Banned Books Scavenger Hunt, The Prize Is Literary 'Smut'

Every year, libraries around the country observe Banned Books Week, to remind the public that even well known and much loved books can be the targets of censorship. This year, Washington, D.C.'s public library came up with a clever idea to focus attention on the issue: a banned books scavenger hunt.<p>…

Framed: Mystery series confirms truth is stranger than fiction

<b>To the editor:</b> Thank you, I love this story.<p>In the middle of our time with the seemingly disjointed themes of right, left, war, peace, rich, poor, needy, psychotics, race, prison as the misplaced home of mental illness and addiction, and politics by the gang that can't shoot straight; this story …

Mental Disorders

The man who chases aliens on ‘America’s paranormal highway’

The rancher called Chuck Zukowski in a panic.<p>“I think it’s happening again,” the farmer named Miller said nervously on Aug. 8, 2011.<p>“I’ll be right …

BBC News - The witch trial that made legal history

<b>By Frances Cronin</b><br>BBC News<p><b>In recent years children as young as three have given evidence in court cases, but in the past children under 14 were seen as unreliable witnesses. A notorious 17th Century witch trial changed that.</b><p>Nine-year-old Jennet Device was an illegitimate beggar and would have been …

Demonology

WES FRANKLIN: Missouri has a Big Foot legend

This may not be categorize as “historical”, but I do find it an interesting subject so I hope you don't mind.<p>This may not be categorize as …

Frightening Bigfoot Encounter - Daniels, Maryland

The following encounter in the Patapsco State Park in Maryland was recently posted at Reddit. This is in the same park where I had my encounter in …

Conspiracy Theory Thursday — Area 51 Really IS Used For Shady Alien Experiments

Conspiracy Theory Area 51<p><b>Area 51</b>. The remote location in <b>Nevada</b> some 83 miles outside of <b>Las Vegas</b> has proved to be one of the most intriguing places …

Paranormal

Abandoned steam train graveyard in Bolivia, in pictures

10 Ancient Megalith Monuments With Unsolved Purposes

All over the world, historic monuments made of stone have been standing for millennia. Given that they were raised before the concept of writing …

Archaeology

Staff Top Fives: Our Favorite Books of 2017 - Powell's Books

2017 was an exciting year for new books, and we read thousands of them, enthusiastically discussing the ones destined for our Top 5 lists. It’s never …

Wisconsin Man Committed to Mental Hospital After Pleading Guilty to Decapitating Mother, 68

The Wisconsin man who decapitated his mother last year will be committed to a mental hospital after pleading guilty to her death this week, PEOPLE …

Crime

Bloody Disgusting: A gruesome gallery of vintage medical illustrations from the 1800s

My father once bought several volumes of medical textbooks as a job lot from a secondhand bookshop. <i>Why</i> he did this I’m not quite sure. Perhaps he …

Australia's top 10 ghost towns

ONCE HOME TO miners and farmers alike, these towns collapsed along with their industries, leaving nothing but crumbling infrastructure and time-worn …

Real fairies? Decide for yourself, says lecturer

A university lecturer claims to have photographed fairies in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire<p>A university lecturer appears to have let his imagination fly by claiming he has photographed real fairies.<p>John Hyatt, 53, insists his photos, which look suspiciously like small winged insects, prove the …

Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland

In Icelandic folklore, the Huldufólk (meaning hidden people ) are like elves. These beings are also said to be very similar to human beings, and live …

Halloween's Roots in Paganism

Modern day Halloween is a mishmash of many customs from throughout the world, but it has its deepest roots in ancient Celtic Pagan tradition. …

Trick-Or-Treating

Pentagon denies aliens crashed in Roswell

<i>(New York Daily News published this on June 25, 1997. This was written by Helen Kennedy.)</i><p>The Pentagon yesterday tried to shoot down a nagging …

Missing man claimed to have been abducted by aliens - who 'took him from Teesside to Durham in a UFO'

Police have revealed details of 999 calls made in Cleveland by people who believe they have spotted a flying saucer.<p>Some of the calls, however, go a …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

13 Questions to Ask Before Submitting to a Literary Journal

A writer friend recently asked me a brief but not-so-simple question: <i>How do you decide where to send your work?</i><p>In other words: Faced with seemingly …