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San Antonio: the spookiest city in America?

October 31, 2012
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San Antonio: the spookiest city in America?

About six years ago I was looking for a change of scenery. At the time I was living in Houston, but I was hoping to intensify my research into all manner of mysterious creatures. I was familiar with accounts of monstrous birds that had been reported sailing over the skies of San Antonio and...
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El Cucuy … South Texas’ official boogeyman

October 17, 2012
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El Cucuy … South Texas’ official boogeyman

‘Tis the season when strange things go bump in the night and all manner of scary beasts creep and crawl through moonlit graveyards. Yet, perhaps no goblin is more symbolic to South Texas than the Latino boogeyman known as El Cucuy. Like most urban legends, there are many interpretations to this myth. Though the...
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San Antonio’s Shadowy Hat Man Spooks Residents

September 14, 2012
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San Antonio’s Shadowy Hat Man Spooks Residents

Just recently I interviewed a local woman named Stacy Alejos who related an extremely creepy and disturbing tale to me. According to Stacy, when she was a very young girl living on the far Westside of San Antonio, she was awoken one night by an uncomfortable sensation and felt eerily compelled to look out...
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African lion on the loose in San Antonio? Stranger things have happened

August 12, 2012
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African lion on the loose in San Antonio? Stranger things have happened

At or around 1:30 a.m. on the morning of August 3, local authorities investigated a report of an ‘African lioness’ running loose in western Bexar County. Evidently, a woman who lives on Mesquite Trail near Talley Road phoned the Sheriff’s office after spotting the menacing animal prowling her neighborhood. A subsequent 90-minute search that...
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The strange tale of Midget Mansion

July 2, 2012
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The strange tale of Midget Mansion

Readers of my blog are aware that I am fond of pointing out that San Antonio is one of those places that seems to beget a bounty of weird urban legends. One of the most whimsical and macabre tales involves an estate that had the colorful name of Midget Mansion (also known as Gillespie...
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Stephenville: Texas’ latest UFO Hot Spot?

May 28, 2012
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Stephenville: Texas’ latest UFO Hot Spot?

It appears as though a dozen or so UFO sightings that were reported to San Antonio police earlier this month have been explained. A local news station broadcast the story about illuminated globes that were spotted floating over the Alamo City by several residents on the evening of May 17. One eyewitness named Roger...
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Searching for the Converse Werewolf

April 9, 2012
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Searching for the Converse Werewolf

While to most, the full moon represents frantic driving and unpredictable behavior, to those in the business of ‘monsters’ it is significant for an entirely different reason — lycanthropy, i.e. werewolves. Now, before you place the butterfly net over my head, please be advised that, while generally perceived to be strictly, fictional creatures from...
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Tracking the Carrabelle Cat: Florida’s black panther mystery

March 14, 2012
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Tracking the Carrabelle Cat: Florida’s black panther mystery

Within the field of monster hunting (cryptozoology), much ado is made about such notable, enigmatic creatures as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra. But, among the lesser-known ‘cryptids’ that are reported with regularity are ABCs — Alien Big Cats. Frequently referred to as Black Panthers, these large, elusive felids have been spotted...
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Texas Paranormal Unity Fest: a gathering of ghostly professionals

February 12, 2012
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Texas Paranormal Unity Fest: a gathering of ghostly professionals

One need only to surf the myriad cable channels to recognize that ghost hunting is close to becoming a bona fide American pastime. Spawned by programs like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures, numerous groups have sprung up around the country hoping to get a glimpse behind the shadowy veil of the paranormal. Understandably, paranormal...
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