Category: Places

Devil’s Tower: UFO Bulls-eye

Devil’s Tower in Wyoming had historically served as a beacon to land travelers. In 1977, it was portrayed as the bullseye for extraterrestrial travelers in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (synopsis of the plot here). It wasn’t just another mountain.…

Haunted rocks: The Stone Tape theory

The “stone tape theory” is frequently used as a sciencey-sounding quasi-explanation to explain hauntings. Amateur paranormal investigators use the idea to account for appearances of images, sounds, and apparitions that do not interact directly with people. Instead, they play out…

Darvaza: Gate to Hell

There are many places around the world that locals have branded the “gate to hell”. One of the most dramatic examples is featured in our banner image for the site. It is the Darvaza (Derweze) crater in the Karakum desert…