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Ghosts: A Natural History

Originally published in Great Britain in 2012, Ghosts: A Natural History (2015) by Roger Clarke is an exploration of the subject framed by a taxonomy of eight varieties of ghosts. Each chapter is a micro history of one or two prominent ghosts and trends in ghost hunting, from the seventeenth century Tedworth House and eighteenth […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 50

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Deep in the Faner Building, in the back corner of the Anthropology Lab, Professor Kenneth Pangloss studied the quintet that eyed, poked, and prodded their way through his office. Aurelia, Emmet, Davin, and Greg examined the strange bric-à-brac that lined the shelves or hid behind glass doors. In stark contrast, Mike stood still. He […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 49

[Mysteriousheartland.com] In front of the duo was an endless tunnel of darkness. Behind them, the tunnel entrance glowed almost unbearably bright, the bars that covered the opening only briefly interrupting the sunlight. Greg and Davin slowly clawed their way forward, using the slippery cement wall as a guide. Davin clutched at Greg’s shirtsleeve, but Greg, […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 48

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Munger Road was eerily serene. The air was calm, and snowflakes trickled down from a few scattered clouds too thin to obscure the bright buttery moon. Hugging the tree line, five figures stole through the darkness at the edge of the road. Not a single car passed. The five had parked their car on […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 47

[Mysteriousheartland.com] A full moon lit up the thin layer of snow that coated the rocks, valleys, and crags of Starved Rock State Park. A bluish hue reflected off the naked and dormant branches of the deciduous forest. Despite recent snowfall, the temperature was crisp but bearable. The air was still. Heavy footsteps trampled through the […]