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River Valley Myths and Legends

July 20, 2015 by


River Valley Myths and Legends by Jeremy D. Wells   (Note: This story originally ran in the June 25 issue of the Scioto Voice Newspaper.) The Ohio River Valley is a region steeped in history and tradition, as well as myth, legend and mystery. From the Loveland Frog to Cornstalk’s curse, these stories connect us […]

On the road again

August 6, 2009 by


So, not much to share this Thursday. I’ll spend most of the day on airplanes today until I land in Columbus, OH, jump in my mom’s van, and head south toward Kentucky. I’ll be in the Ohio River Valley for the extended weekend with my family. The same “neck of the woods” that’s home to […]

Feral Child found in Siberia

May 28, 2009 by


Reuters is reporting that Russian authorities have assumed custody of a five year old girl who has spent the majority of her life locked in an unheated flat in the Siberian city of Chita with a group of dogs and cats. The child, who authorities assume to be around five years old despite stunted growth […]

Southern Fried Bigfoot premieres tonight

April 13, 2009 by


While the word Bigfoot usually conjures images of the deep forests and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, there is also a rich tradition of southern hominid sightings. Often known by various local names, the southern Bigfoot doesn’t get as much attention (or respect) as his northwestern cousins, but his impact on the local people and […]

Documentaries & Comic Books & Bigfoot, Oh My!

March 26, 2009 by


The latest issue of the cryptozoologically themed Image Comics title Proof (issue # 18, on stands now) features a short interview with Sean Whitley, the writer/director of the forthcoming documentary Southern Fried Bigfoot, which discusses sightings of the Skunk Ape, Honey Island Swamp Monster, the Fouke Monster, and other southern hominids. Keep your eyes peeled […]

Dan Aykroyd’s spirits

February 6, 2009 by


Somehow this has flown under my radar for a couple of months, but Dan Aykroyd is marketing his own brand of boutique vodka sold in a skull shaped bottle. What does this have to do with anomalous phenomenon you ask? Everything! In his online video explaining the liquor, an oddly sweaty Aykroyd almost seems to […]

Beware Gingerbread Houses

December 2, 2008 by


In addition to the various folk tales and fairy stories they collected in their publications, Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm also collected supposedly true stories of tragedy, such as the infamous Children Play at Hog Killing, from the first edition of their book and dropped from later editions as too grisly. In these types of stories […]