Halloween Monsters: Mummies

For several years, I've been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween "monsters" including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let's take a look at MUMMIES. While many monsters on my list thus far deal with death or a fear of death, mummies are the only... Continue Reading →

Traditional Halloween “Monsters”

For several years, I've been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween "monsters" including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Each year, I research and post about a few more. Here are ALL the posts. Click the images for more info on each! In 2022 I'll be... Continue Reading →

Halloween Monsters: Zombies

For several years, I’ve been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween “monsters” including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let’s take a look at ZOMBIES. Okay, so technically mummies are more traditional as Halloween monsters than zombies. BUT as a fan of The Walking Dead,... Continue Reading →

Halloween Monsters: Ghosts

For several years, I’ve been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween “monsters” including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let’s take a look at GHOSTS! A ghost is defined as an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to... Continue Reading →

Halloween Monsters: Vampires

For several years, I’ve been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween “monsters” including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let's take a look at VAMPIRES. While the mythologies differ, almost every culture around the world has some type of ancient supernatural creature who drinks blood... Continue Reading →

Halloween Monsters: Werewolves & Shapeshifters

For several years, I’ve been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween “monsters” including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let’s take a look at WEREWOLVES & SHAPESHIFTERS. A werewolf is a human who turns into a wolf (or wolflike creature) that is feral and violet... Continue Reading →

Paranormal Creatures | Elves

We have kids, so, like many families these days, we have Elf-on-the-Shelf. Actually, we have two. Cookie and Rocky come every year like clockwork and my kids love to find where those scamps hide each morning. And of course, starting on the 21st, they'll leave elf gifts under my kids' pillows for the last few... Continue Reading →

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