Halloween Monsters: Werewolves & Shapeshifters

I am on a fact finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween monsters and the evolution in folklore and literature. 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 toward humans. A shapeshifter is similar,... Continue Reading →

Halloween Monsters: Ghosts

I am on a fact finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween “monsters” and the 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 the living. The general... Continue Reading →

Halloween Monsters: Vampires

I am on a fact finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween monsters and the evolution in folklore and literature. 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 or consumes flesh. In early history,... 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 →

Halloween Monsters: Zombies

Okay, so technically mummies are more traditional as Halloween monsters than zombies. BUTthe new season of The Walking Dead starts today, so my next Halloween monster is zombies. 🙂 Unlike with many of the Halloween creatures Ive been looking at, where various cultures across the world have some form dating back to antiquity , zombies seem... Continue Reading →

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