Slender Man

Slender Man can now be found all over the internet. He lurks in the shadows and the dark corners watching. Watching the children play. He is tall and slender as his name implies with long arms and a black suit. His face is featureless and therefore all the more unsettling to the observer. There is a suggestion of long black tentacles coming from his back. What does he do with those?

Slender Man first appeared on the internet on June 10, 2009, when his image was submitted to a photoshop contest on SomethingAwful.com by a man named Eric Knudsen under the pseudonym Victor Surge. Mr. Knudsen did not just submit a spooky photoshopped image, he included a story to go along with his photograph. That is what caught the attention of so many. The photo is below. read more

Ogopogo Facts

Ogopogo

The legend of Ogopogo or Naitaka as the First Nations people call it has been around for centuries. The First Nations people used to sacrifice a chicken to the lake spirit to ensure a safe crossing of Lake Okanagan. As Europeans began to settle along the banks of the lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada they heard the story of the lake monster.

Lake Okanagan is a large, 135 km long body of water that is between 4 and 5 km wide. The lake is deep, in some places 840 feet deep with an average depth of 249 feet. The lake is bordered by the communities of Penticton, Summerland, Peachland, and Kelowna in British Columbia. The Okanagan Valley is a naturally beautiful area with hot summers that help create the abundant harvests in the orchards and wineries of the area. read more

Loch Ness Monster Facts

In this post, we are going to explore the land and the tales of Loch Ness. Loch Ness is a long, deep, and narrow lake located in the Scottish Highlands about 37 km SW of the city of Inverness. Loch Ness is Britain’s largest body of fresh water holding more water than all of the lakes in England and Wales combined. (lonelyplanet.com)

Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness and offers an incredible view of the loch. The castle itself is a ruin that gives visitors a glance into Medieval life. It has a long history and visitors can tour the tower and the dungeon cells as well as the rocky grounds. read more

Mexican legend lechuza

Mexican Legend Lechuza

The White Owl Witch also called La Lechuza is an urban legend told in many parts of northern Mexico and into Texas. The tales are numerous and most likely used to keep people from getting drunk and wandering at night, or to keep children from venturing out at night.

What Does a White Owl Witch Look Like?

La Lechuza is described as a human size (up to 7′ tall with a wingspan of 15′) white owl that sometimes has the face of an old woman. The face has large, dark, almond-shaped eyes. In some tellings of the legend, it is a human-sized blackbird. The consistent characteristics are that it is a bird that is huge. (mexicounexplained.com)

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Mothman

My husband’s favourite movie is The Mothman Prophecies and in this post, we are going to learn about Mothman. The Mothman is described by witnesses across the world as a man-like figure with eyes that glow red, the skin is light grey in colour, and it has large black wings that have a span of ten feet.

The Mothman Prophecies movie was “based” on the book of the same title written by John Keel. John Keel was born on March 25, 1930, and found himself in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1966 to write an article about UFOs for Playboy Magazine.  Keel began to hear stories about this strange creature around the area and began to investigate those stories as well. read more