the human mind is keyed to the weird.
For the entirety of our history, we've looked at our surroundings and found them teeming with gods and ghosts. A fleeting glimpse of a face in the trees; a shiver on the back of the neck; a momentary sense of something eternal and profound; these are the raw stuff of belief, and belief has the power to shape the world around us. In the stories that follow, you'll find old folklore and new religions, and explorations of the ways they shape people's lives.
Not always for the better...
Just Because It Doesn't Exist, DOesn't Mean It isn't real
Bitter Southerner September 2015
Murders. Ghosts. Demons. Everybody thinks Bobby Mackeys Music World is the most haunted bar in America. Everybody, that is, but Bobby Mackey.
Texas Observer February 2015
The weeping woman of Hispanic folklore has surprisingly ancient roots. But one thing hasn't changed: don't let her catch you by the river alone.
all faiths are uncanny, from the outside
The disappearance of a high school classmate sparks an investigation into the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, its enigmatic founder, and the Georgia town that watched it fall.
They are widely scorned. They risk death every time they pray. But what does it truly mean to take up a rattlesnake for God?