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Slime on the Sidewalk

My second September tale of weird is about one of the most strange things I’ve ever seen in full daylight with my own two eyes. I was 12 years old and on summer break from school. A friend had invited me to his house to watch some cartoons and hang out for a few hours.

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Three Lights Over Texas

Since September is my birth month and 2020 has been a strange year I thought I would dedicate my articles this month to the strangeness that has occurred to me in my life. The first story I would like to tell is of the time I’m pretty sure I saw an alien craft. I was

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Uh Oh, I Just Thought of the Most Likely Simulation Theory

I doubt I’m the first person to think of this, and I’m obviously going to cover a lot of ground others have already covered, but this is the first time some of these things have occurred to me, in this way, as my half-asleep brain decided to begin exploring how it will all go down

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From “I Want to Believe” to “I Have to Believe”

I’m pretty sure that the above image is fake, and that’s the biggest detriment to the belief of extraterrestrial life. That is, there is so much bad info, fake info, and silly info out there about the subject, that it detracts from the very real nature of the science and the probability of life elsewhere

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Elusive Black Cats of Texas

The Legend The legends of black cats living in and around the Piney Woods region of East Texas and Central Texas Hill Country have been told for generations. My stepfather, who would often take us boating in a lake outside of Tyler, was the first person to tell me of the cats when I was

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Real Nightmares: Joe Meets the Yeti

Let me tell you the earliest recurring nightmare of mine I can remember. I must’ve had this same dream a dozen times when I was around 4 or 5. I can’t even believe I’m typing it up now. This may be the single most personal thing I’ve ever written. In this dream, I’ve been taken

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Let’s Talk About Mummies

Halloween and the way we celebrate it today is the marriage of several different traditions giving homage to the thin line between the living and the dead and remembering our ancestors. Traditions that are not necessarily related to Halloween, but are still all about that veil and ancestry, can be fun and lighthearted. Other traditions

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I Saw Hands: The Disembodied Hands Phenomenon

There is no greater freedom for a wily 14-year-old than having the house to yourself. It was 2004, and the sun had just set on a long, tired Saturday in Tennessee. My parents escaped into the night to gamble away their money, leaving the house to me and the cats. I was often home alone,

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The Curious Case of Spontaneous Human Combustion

The Gist The human body has to reach a temperature of about 3,000 degrees in order to be reduced to ashes. Spontaneous Human Combustion (or SHC as I shall be referring to it today to reduce finger fatigue) is when a human being catches on fire without a detectable ignition point or fuel source. In

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All the Rage

If you are a Stephen King fan, you know of Rage. It is a novel about a teenager who takes his class hostage and shoots his teacher. I first read the novel in The Bachman Books, which King wrote under the Richard Bachman pseudonym. It is not King’s best work, but it is a fascinating