Sonya Vatomsky

Sonya Vatomsky is a Russian American non-binary artist with too many feelings on the inside and too much cat hair on the outside. They are a staff writer at Haute Macabre, where they've covered everything from literature to music to dinnerware made out of human ashes, as well as the author of Salt Is For Curing (Sator Press, 2015). Get in touch by saying their name five times in front of a bathroom mirror or at Headshot credit: Nima Forghani
The Origins of 25 Monsters, Ghosts, and Spooky Things
7 Myths About Bats
7 Human Body Parts That Were Once Used as Medicine
8 Seemingly Harmless Plants That Can Kill or Maim You
The Mysterious Murder Case That's Captivated Iceland for Nearly 200 Years
8 Myths About Dead Bodies You Probably Think Are True
The Barnes Mystery: A Twisted Tale of Maids, Murder, and Mistaken Identity
Murder at Lava Lake: The Unsolved Crime That Still Haunts Central Oregon
The Chilling Story of the Hinterkaifeck Killings, Germany's Most Famous Unsolved Crime
7 Cures for Hiccups From World Folklore
How the 'Servant Girl Annihilator' Terrorized 1880s Austin
8 Wildly Inaccurate Myths About Spiders (Plus the Truth)


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