STRANGE HISTORY

The Top 5 Conspiracy Theories Today

The Top 5 Conspiracy Theories Today

For just about every major world event, there’s a conspiracy theory to dispute the official account. The 9/11 “Truthers” claim the U.S. government was involved on the 2001 attacks on American soil. Numerous theories posit alternative accounts of the John F. Kennedy...

April Fish Day

April Fish Day

One explanation of April Fools’ day origins is that Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar in 1582 to replace the Julian Calendar, shifting New Years to January 1st from April 1st. It seems that this change was not taken well and people refused to accept the new date, or, due to the slow dissemination of information, weren’t aware of the change.

Valentine’s Day | Of Martyrs and Lovers

Valentine’s Day | Of Martyrs and Lovers

What are the origins of Valentines Day might you ask? Essentially St. Valentine was a martyr, actually there were numerous martyrs named Valentine but that gets a little confusing so we will stick with Valentine of Rome a priest martyred in AD 496 and Valentine of Terni who was martyred AD 197.

Incubus and Succubus

Incubus and Succubus

The Incubus has been around since the early days of story telling. In Gilgamesh written about 2400 B.C, his father was Lilu who was supposed to seduce women in their sleep.

Incubus from the Latin “to lie upon” is considered to be a demon who has intercourse with women in order to father a child such as in the legend of Merlin.