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The Frightening History of Real Life Haunted Televisions

No matter how fast technology evolves, the supernatural have the disquietingly bad habit of mastering state of the art devices faster than a toddler with the latest iDevice; and in my household that’s lightning speed, parent-humiliatingly fast. Gone are the days of brushing books off of shelves, launching teacups across the room or spelling mystic messages out […]

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The Legend of BASAJAUN: The Basque Bigfoot?

Before I introduce you to what many have dubbed the Bigfoot of the Basque Country, allow me to briefly explain how I came to cross paths with this hairy heteroclite from Basque Mythology. To put everything into context, I was born and raised in the northern English town of Huddersfield before emigrating to Bilbao more […]

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Madrid’s House of Seven Chimneys (Or Seven Deadly Sins) Boasts a Ghostly Past and Present

What’s not to love about the bustling and vibrant city of Madrid? This illustrious metropolis makes for the perfect destination for any holiday-maker in search of something a little more sophisticated, unique and even exotic. Boasting an impressive selection of wondrous places rich in art and culture and some of the craziest nightlife on the […]

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5 Cases When Fictional Media Provoked Real Life Violence

Since time began, both big and small screens have played host to all manner of crime, violence and murder. And if like me, you were nurtured on a daily diet of Wile E. Coyote taking one bombastic beating after another from Road Runner, then I’m sure you’ll agree that none of their slapstick shenanigans brought […]

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Nine of the Most Terrifying Mental Health Practices Through the Ages

While the stigma associated with mental disorders certainly still remains to this day, if we look back to the “bad old days” it’s clear that things have come a long way for the better. Since time immemorial, mental illness has been given a myriad of names, ranging from lunacy (based on the hypothesis that people’s insanity […]