If you want to avoid bad luck this holiday season, don't give knives, hankies, or peacock feathers, but do give coal.
Turning into a werewolf was a popular pastime in 16th-century France.
Almost every country has its own cryptid, from giant bats in Java to enormous water hounds in Ireland.
A study shows that bed bugs love dirty clothes. Follow these tips to keep them from hitching a ride home with you.
From classics like the vanishing hitchhiker to creepy cryptids, ghostly vehicles, deadly curses, and some stuff you’ve probably seen on Facebook.
Whether born of folklore or a historical tragedy, each of these ladies has a haunting tale.
‘The Vampyre’ is largely forgotten today, but it upended centuries of vampiric lore 80 years before Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’—and from its spooky beginnings to its scandalous misattribution, its history was as dramatic as fiction.
The milk has curdled? Must be a brownie. Someone drank all your wine? Your cellar might be infested with clurichauns.
The idea that garlic repels vampire has been linked to some serious health problems.
The headless horseman from ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ is just one of several headless horsemen to haunt the globe.
Black cats do not bring bad luck, and they aren’t necessarily harder to adopt than other cats. Here are more facts about these adorably dark furballs.
The parks offer thrill seekers, ghost hunters, and the brave alike another reason to visit.
Before venturing outdoors, read up on the most common myths about ticks.
Horseshoes are said to bring in good fortune and keep evil out.
These imaginary isles all have a place in world history, literature, or mythology—despite not having a place on the map.
Fans of 'The Office' may recognize Belsnickel, but you should also get to know other Christmas monsters like Krampus and the Yule Lads.
Myths about elves predate Christmas and Christianity itself.
When King Tut's tomb was discovered in 1922, some believed the Egyptian pharaoh unleashed a powerful curse upon all who dared to disturb his eternal slumber.
The belief in real-life vampires predates Bram Stoker's legendary novel 'Dracula.'