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The Legend of Yeti

Bigfoot. Yowie. Orang Pendek.

Ape-like folkloric creatures are found in almost every culture around the world.

However, none is as well-known and iconic as the Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman.

Standing between 8 and 11 feet tall (2.4 and 3.3 meters) and generally thought to have either black, brown or reddish hair, though many stories and artworks inaccurately depict it as white.

The Yeti is a bipedal ape-like creature believed to inhabit the Himalayan Mountains. Its name roughly translates to metoh-kangmi which means man-bear snowman.

Worshipped even before the 19th century by indigenous peoples of Sikkim as a God, modern-day Buddhist myth says that Yeti's are defenders of the mountain that protect it against evildoers and that they live isolated in snow caves.

Sightings

First mentioned in 1832 with B.H. Hodgson’s account of seeing a large creature covered in black hair, which he believed to be an orangutan.

The legend of Yeti wouldn’t gain great popularity until the mi…
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Interpretations Of Dreams

Dreaming is a natural part of the sleep process and dream interpretation has been subject to wide discussion throughout the Centuries in various Cultures.
Though History shows that much has been related to dreaming, science qualifies it as a natural process of the brain, by reorganizing our neural processes and as much as we can take this as a simple and plain explanation, little is to be said about dream interpretations.
A dream can often be related to the fear of something, These are usually qualified as nightmares. They put us or the ones close to us in scenarios of danger, loss, injury or paranormal events. They are linked to our deepest fears and taboos, our worse imaginable scenarios. Many times we may not even be aware that we're deeply afraid of something until we experience it in a dream but it is the way the brain expresses the subconscious fears that live within us. 
A dream can also be related to a repressed feeling or memory.  It's common to meet up with people t…

Haunted Places In Saint Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest city in the United States. Settled by the Spanish long before the formation of the US, the city's lengthy history means it has its fair share of paranormal activity. Ghosts and haunted locations are just as prevalent there as anywhere else in the country.

Not just haunted but still in use, the St. Augustine Lighthouse is home to whispers and ghosts. During the building's construction, three girls died, and some insist their spirits still lurk within the lighthouse. Haunted tours are available for the brave and the curious.

The Spanish Military Hospital Museum is another such place. Built upon the grounds that once housed the Spanish military hospital from the 1700s, the building's location has seen its fair share of death and misery. It is little wonder that those who died in such agony would continue to roam the land as ghosts.

St. Francis Inn, an otherwise unassuming bed and breakfast, is rumored to have a ghost lurking about Room #6…

The Legend Of Sea Creatures

All the sea animals that you know of, what would be the most terrifying to you? Perhaps a deadly shark or an enormous blue whale? What if there was something that would put both of those options to shame?

Through Greek Mythology, Biblical references, and folklore, there have been amazing legends of sea creatures. Legends that not only caused fear in sailors but also the people who heard such tales. With each story that passed on, the fear only grew.

If you have an itch for history and mythology, then these three legends will be to your liking:

1. Charybdis: Greek Origin - Charybdis is known in Greek Mythology and was the daughter of Poseidon. Legend has it, her job was to flood dry land (like tides) as commanded by her father. However, Zeus was unhappy with her flooding more land than she needed. She was cursed by Zeus which caused her to become thirsty three times during the day and form whirlpools. Charybdis was known to cause havoc on sailors, warriors, and others whenever people w…

Deja Vu - Why does it happen?

The feeling of Deja Vu is pretty common among most people and usually increases in frequency as a person ages. It's the feeling that you have experienced or been in a particular moment before. There are many theories why we experience Deja Vu ranging from the medical to the paranormal. It is a phenomenon that has fascinated scientists for quite a long time, motivating them to explore Deja Vu from every angle. However, non-scientific explanations have also been offered and they will be also be discussed.

Medical Deja Vu:

Research has revealed that in some cases, Deja Vu has been linked to temporal lobe epilepsy. It is believed to be caused by the irregular electrical discharges to the brain during epileptic seizures. These episodes often give the patient the sense that the present event has occurred before. However, there is no need to worry that you may have epilepsy because you experience Deja Vu. There are other theories about why it happens.

Deja Vu Related to Memories:

Some sci…

History Of Day Of The Dead

In some countries, there is a very particular culture that celebrates a day to honor those who have left. The Day of the Dead, known in Spanish as Día de Muertos, is a celebration of Mexican origin in which families gather in cemeteries to show respect for their loved ones.

It goes back to ancient traditions about 3,000 years ago, where rituals were performed to celebrate the death of the people of those civilizations.

By the end of the 20th century, the Mexican inhabitants had already begun to celebrate this day in the country. It is a two-day holiday, November 1 (to honor children and babies) and November 2 (to honor adults). People who celebrate this day believe that a bridge is opened between the world of the living and the spiritual world so that the deceased can cross it and visit their living relatives.



Mexico is the country that mostly celebrates this day, but there are others such as Peru, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, and Venezuela.

Usually, families…

The Legend of the Kraken

The Kraken is one of those mythical beasts that we all know and can see in our minds, yet rarely ever understand the origins of. Generally passed down nowadays through word of mouth or references in modern films and literature, the Kraken simply exists for most people. The Kraken has become an idea as fundamental as the ocean itself. Many will be shocked to find out that the origin of this great beast is from actual accounts that were meant to be taken as factual, stemming from Scandinavian history and folklore. The preponderance of the Kraken as a myth stems from the actual terror of going out at sea and finding a monster the size of which your mind cannot even comprehend. This idea has a primal attraction to us, as we are all scared of the unknown. We are often terrified of the thought of what great mysteries may lie beneath the ocean.


The myth and legend of the Kraken were passed down by both written and spoken words through Scandinavian historians and fishermen. It is said to be…