Jamie Christenbury

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He Spent 24 Years Hunting For the Loch Ness Monster. Here's What He Found

Twenty-four years ago, Steve Feltham gave up his job, house and girlfriend to launch an epic hunt for the Loch Ness Monster. Now, he says, he …

Paranormal

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

The Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

<b>From the English</b> ship <i>Hopewell</i> anchored off the coast of what is now North Carolina, Governor John White watched with elation as a column of smoke rose into the summer dusk.<p>The plume from Roanoke Island “put us in good hope that some of the colony were there expecting my return out of England,” he …

Archaeology

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

World War Two RAF officer's ghost 'spotted walking through bar at abandoned airbase'

The ghostly figure of a former RAF servicema n has been 'seen' by paranormal investigators at an abandoned airbase.<p>Kyle Thompson, 30, was shocked to …

Crunchy, crave worthy peanut butter granola clusters

<i>This page contains affiliate links. Click to learn more</i>.<p>Crunchy <b>peanut butter granola</b> clusters that you’ll be craving in the middle of the night. …

5 of the most haunted locations in Ireland in honour of National Paranormal Day

Halllowe’en: The sequel.

10 Great Reads for the Armchair Paranormal Investigator

The Man Who Invented the Supernatural<p>Who was Charles Fort, and what drove his obsession with the inexplicable, strange, and downright bizarre stories …

Tao Lin's book recommendations

<i>In his new memoir,</i> Trip<i>, novelist Tao Lin explores how using psychedelic drugs reawakened his capacity to be enchanted by life. Below, the author of</i> …

From the antiquity of Homer to yesterday's Naked Lunch, writers have found inspiration, and readers have lost themselves, in a world of the imagination tinged and oftentimes transformed by drugs. The age-old association of literature and drugs receives its first comprehensive treatment in this far-reaching work. Drawing on history, science, biography, literary analysis, and ethnography, Marcus Boon shows that the concept of drugs is fundamentally interdisciplinary, and reveals how different sets of connections between disciplines configure each drug's unique history.

“This meticulous exploration of the influence of narcotics on literature is like a late-night literary overdose… [<b>Boon</b>’s] academic background shines …

The 10 Best Poems According to a Professor Who Teaches the Best 100

The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman<p>A.E. Housman<p>If there is one poem on this list that you should memorize, it’s this one. A.E. Housman, pessimist, classicist and connoisseur of melancholy, was also one the greatest formal masters of his age. The elements he employs here are deceptively familiar: …

Did 'Migraine Gene' Help Humans Adapt to Cold?

A common gene variant linked to migraine headaches may have proliferated because it made it easier for early humans adapt to cold weather in northern …

Scientists were nearly 650,000 years off about ancient man

Evidence of tools surrounding the carcass of a 700,000-year-old rhino suggests ancient man lived in the Philippines much earlier than once …

Duck End House, Oxfordshire: Why this 17th century house is a work of art in itself

A compact 1620s house in a rural setting near the Rollrights is a work of art in itself, as befits its art dealer owners, says Jeremy Musson. …

Sunday Reading: Voyages

For many of us, spring is a season for day trips—modest excursions that get us into the sun. Some people, though, travel farther. This week, we’re bringing you stories about truly epic journeys—trips that are by turns dangerous, harrowing, revelatory, moving, and remarkable. In “Angle of Vision,” …

Mama's Deeply Chocolate Cake Recipe

Rich, moist, chocolatey, and really yummy! That’s my mama’s favorite dessert that she usually prepares for holidays and other special occasions. …

Dessert

A cockroach crawled into a Florida woman's ear. It took nine days to get it out.

Katie Holley was jolted awake by a cold thing — what she had initially thought was a small piece of ice that somehow slid down her left ear. Still …

25 Unbelievable Things Found On Earth We Can’t Explain

In the modern age, we’d love to believe we have everything figured out. With science increasing our knowledge every day, it’s an easy thing to buy …

Spooky Sites: 7 of the Most Haunted Places in the United States

1 of 9<p>Paranormal places<p>You don’t need to believe in ghosts to enjoy a ghost story. The tales that have grown over generations around reputedly …

Victims of Rwandan Genocide Identified in Newly Discovered Mass Graves

Nearly a quarter century after Rwanda’s 1994 genocide began, its atrocities are still coming to light.<p>As NPR’s Sasha Ingber reports, four unmarked …

Why You Need to Try This 3-Ingredient Cheesecake Recipe

A Southern baker worth her reputation has a box full of quality, time-tested dessert recipes in her arsenal - a pound cake recipe she likes to serve …

Thessaloniki subway dig unearths secrets of 'city under the city'

April 28, 2018 6:08 PM<br>THESSALONIKI, GREECE (AFP) - Shovels and brooms in hand, some two dozen workmen trudge around the remains of an ancient villa, …

Most Haunted team finally catch 'real ghost' on camera after 15 years of hunting

The main aim of Most Haunted has always been to catch a ghost on camera - and now they think they've finally done it.<p>It may have taken 15 years, but …

UA students explore ghost stories surrounding Akron’s Schneider Park and its possible mass graves

These Celebrity Ghost Stories Have Us Spooked

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Ghost Stories

The 'Hidden' Theater in London's Alexandra Palace Is Reopening After 80 Years

For the first time in 80 years, Londoners will have a chance to go inside the Alexandra Palace Theater, a masterpiece of Victorian construction that …

Best Summer Books, 2018 Publishers Weekly

The Cabin at the End of the World<p>Paul Tremblay (Morrow)<p>Readers spending the summer in isolated cabins should turn all the lights on before opening …

The eeriest abandoned place in every state

1/<p>ALABAMA: Prattville<p>Prattville is named for Daniel Pratt, who purchased the land in the 1830s to build a cotton gin factory. Once that became a …

14 Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Smile, Then Cry

As a child, I saw Winnie the Pooh as an adorable honey-loving bear with amazing friends and adventures. And while that still holds true, it wasn't …

Life of the 1850s: 45 Amazing Photos That Show How the World Looked Like Over 160 Years Ago

Over 160 years ago, the world was in a state of transition. The Industrial Revolution had laid the groundwork for an upcoming rapid modernization; …