Why We'll Always Be Obsessed With – & Afraid Of – Monsters

Leo Braudy, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Fear continues to saturate our lives: fear of nuclear destruction, fear of climate change, fear of the subversive, and fear of foreigners.

But a recent Rolling Stone article about our “age of fear” notes that most Americans are living “in the safest place at the safest time in human history.”

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How The Ouija board Got Its Sinister Reputation

Joseph P. Laycock, Texas State University

By now, most have vague notions of the Ouija board horror narrative, in which demonic spirits communicate with – even possess – kids. Director Mike Flanagan furthers this trope in his new film “Ouija: Origin of Evil.” Set in 1967, a widow and her daughters earn a living scamming clients seeking to contact dead loved ones. The family business is relatively harmless until the youngest daughter discovers an old Ouija board, attempts to contact her deceased father and instead becomes possessed by evil spirits.

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Graham Hancock Talks Magicians Of The Gods

Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist who specialises in theories involving ancient civilisations, stone monuments or megaliths, altered states of consciousness, ancient myths and astronomical/astrological data from the past.

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Evolutionary Psychology Explains Why Haunted Houses Creep us Out

Frank T McAndrew, Knox College

The Haunted House is a time-honored horror setting. All of us have shivered our way through spooky flicks such as The Haunting, The Amityville Horror, The Sentinel and Poltergeist.

It’s not only at the movies that we pay good money to frighten ourselves to death: commercial haunted houses are an integral part of 21st-century Halloween theater, with an estimated 5,000 such attractions operating in the United States each year.

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Unidentified Object over L.A. California A Missile?

Seen by many but explained by few, a mysterious object which looked similar to a comet made its mark on the sky over L.A. causing many to question what exactly was going on over their skies.

According to the U.S. Military, the event was caused by a supposed missile test, which also begs the question why they would perform this particular test out in the open.  

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Living Proof: Boy Remembers Past Life as a 1930s Movie Extra

There's no doubt children come equipped with wild imaginations, but what happens there's actual truth behind it all? That's exactly what happened when a young boy named Ryan began experiencing nightmares at the age of four.

It wasn't until he turned five that he decided to finally confront his parents about his past life which centered around being an actor and working on various movies in the 1930s.

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