Urban Legends

Santa Claus crucified by a Japanese department store

Some years back, a Japanese department store — keen to adopt the Western tradition of Christmas — mounted an extravagant display in its window: a smiling Santa nailed to a crucifix. I think somebody got a bit confused... The store’s booboo made Christians rather cross. Cross—get it? Sorry, bad joke. The cultural faux pas is… Continue reading Santa Claus crucified by a Japanese department store

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Conspiracy Theories, Time Travel, Urban Legends

Nicolas Cage is a vampire

A few years ago, online entrepreneur Jack Mord made a curious discovery in an album of American Civil War-era portraits — a 140-year-old photograph of Nicolas Cage! According to Mord, the photo is an original carte de visite (a type of small photograph) from circa 1870, taken by Professor G.B. Smith, a Confederate Civil War… Continue reading Nicolas Cage is a vampire

Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends

Princess Diana’s secret daughter Sarah is the true heir

A real-life game of thrones is upon us. We’ve always believed that Prince Charles is next in line for the throne, followed by his son, Prince William. But it’s come to light that Prince William has an older sister, Sarah, who is the true heir to the Iron — uh — British throne... Diana, Princess… Continue reading Princess Diana’s secret daughter Sarah is the true heir

Unsolved Crimes, Unsolved Mysteries, Urban Legends

Did the ‘Candy Lady’ abduct and murder children in Texas?

In the early 1900s, in a small rural county in Texas, a missing child was finally found — in a ditch, eyes gouged out with a fork, pockets stuffed with sweets. An unsolved mystery at the time, locals today believe the perpetrator was none other than the mysterious ‘Candy Lady’... Over the course of a… Continue reading Did the ‘Candy Lady’ abduct and murder children in Texas?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Urban Legends

Avril Lavigne is dead

Yup, that’s right. In fact, Avril Lavigne’s been dead for years. A lookalike called Melissa Vandella has been impersonating the Canadian ‘Pop Punk Queen’ since 2002... 2002 was the year Avril Lavigne blew up the teen music scene. Her debut album Let Go was certified 6 x platinum in the US while hitting the number… Continue reading Avril Lavigne is dead

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Urban Legends

Forensic evidence proves Hitler didn’t die in 1945

The official story is that Adolf Hitler, one of evolution’s biggest mistakes, blew his brains out on 30th April 1945. However, recent forensic tests have revealed that the skull we all thought was his was actually a woman’s, lending credence to the theory that he was secretly whisked away to safety... In his subterranean bunker… Continue reading Forensic evidence proves Hitler didn’t die in 1945

Urban Legends

3 of the creepiest photos ever taken — and the stories behind them

Today I’m investigating a frightening home invasion, a phantom hand, and an astronaut displaced in time or space—in the form of three highly mysterious and unexplained photographs... The boy with three arms? See anything weird about this photo shown below? Take a closer look at the topless boy with his tongue out. He’s got his… Continue reading 3 of the creepiest photos ever taken — and the stories behind them

Conspiracy Theories, Million Eyes, Million Eyes - Latest News, News, Short Stories, Urban Legends, Writing

My short story “Paul” has now been published by Storgy Magazine

My short story Paul is now available to read! It was published today by online magazine Storgy. The story is based on a famous pop culture conspiracy theory. The image above (used by Storgy for the publication) is a rather obvious clue as to what that might be, but if you've not heard of it, read the… Continue reading My short story “Paul” has now been published by Storgy Magazine

Conspiracy Theories, Cryptozoology, Urban Legends

What the hell is THAT? The curious case of the Montauk Monster

Meet the Montauk Monster, a bizarre, unidentified carcass that washed up on the beach in 2008 and has dumbfounded scientists and animal experts ever since... Jenna Hewitt and three friends discovered this hideous, hairless creature on Ditch Plains Beach, just east of Montauk, New York, on July 12th 2008. Hewitt took this photograph and passed… Continue reading What the hell is THAT? The curious case of the Montauk Monster

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Cryptozoology, Ghosts, Historical Mysteries, Hoaxes, Million Eyes, Million Eyes - Latest News, News, Time Travel, UFOs, Urban Legends

I’m going to be on Spaced Out Radio! October 25th Pacific Time, October 26th London Time

Howdy! Next week I'll be on Canadian online radio station, Spaced Out Radio, talking to host Dave Scott about UFOs, conspiracies, time travel and general weirdness. Eeeek! I'm nervous and excited but I'm sure it'll be great fun — for me and for listeners! The interview, I'm told, will last two hours and Dave wants my… Continue reading I’m going to be on Spaced Out Radio! October 25th Pacific Time, October 26th London Time

Million Eyes, Million Eyes - Latest News, News, Short Stories, Urban Legends, Writing, Writing Advice

How to write flashbacks in fiction + story updates

Hello hello! Welcome, on this stifingly hot and sticky September day, to my monthly round-up of news, including the latest on Million Eyes and the Million Eyes Short Stories. And this month I also come bearing tips for writing flashback sequences in fiction—not as easy as it sounds! I’m being interviewed on Spaced Out Radio! Last month I was contacted… Continue reading How to write flashbacks in fiction + story updates

Million Eyes, Million Eyes - Latest News, News, Short Stories, Urban Legends

“The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller” now available to read in Tigershark Magazine

My short story, The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller, has now been published in Tigershark Magazine, Issue 11! You can download the PDF of the issue for free right here! Just click the link below. (The story starts on page 18.) Tigershark Magazine Issue 11 The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller is the second of the Million Eyes Short Stories… Continue reading “The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller” now available to read in Tigershark Magazine