‘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 headless horseman from ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ is just one of several headless horsemen to haunt the globe.
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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.'
“Faxlore" marked the transition from oral urban legends to spam emails and copypasta.
Do we really lose the most body heat through our heads? How many senses do we really have? All that and more on this Misconceptions.
When it comes to weird and wacky superstitions, the United Kingdom has developed some real oddities
Take a look at some of the more enduring misconceptions surrounding history's most famous vessel.
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