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How We Make Our Superstitions Real
Superstition has been defined as “a widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief.” In common...
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Debbie knight12 days ago
Haunted Town
Me and my best friend were always fascinated by ghosts, curses, demons. Anything paranormal. Little did we know this fascination would follow us throughout our lives. Our small town, in western Pennsy...
Kelly Hawks17 days ago
Top 10 Ways to Survive an Alien Invasion
Living in a world where, at this point, anything can happen, you must be prepared for every scenario. If Earth was taken over by an alien race, it’s important to keep your head on straight, or else yo...
Paul Levinson20 days ago
What Amelia Earhart Photo Says About the Power of Photography
I've been thinking about that newly uncovered photograph of Amelia Earhart and its upending of history, telling us she indeed survived that dive her plane apparently took into the Pacific Ocean in 193...
Pouria Nazemia month ago
Winter Is Here, but Why?
Winter is coming! For last six years, we celebrated summer (in the northern hemisphere at least) with the promise of inevitable winter and this year finally winter is here. The Game of Thrones TV show...
Sarah McDaniela month ago
The Mysteries Surrounding Black Holes
Black holes are probably the strangest thing in existence. For many reasons, they don't seem to really make sense at all. Black holes are formed when a star stars, which in their core contains nuclear...
Ben Tearzza month ago
Should We Be Careful With the Development of Artificial Intelligence?
The short answer would be yes. But let me start out by asking you a question. Have you ever seen Terminator? Doesn’t have to be all of them, just one of the movies. The thought might have struck you, ...
Bernard Keya month ago
A Night of Terror
With a venue located within New Brighton you would expect all of their attractions to be family friendly. Yet under the depths of the seafront you will find an attraction that shows a much darker side...
The Desert Oracle
In the spring of 2015, with the release of the first issue, Ken Layne's DESERT ORACLE carved a place in the unforgiving Mojave Desert. The moment I took one into my hands, I felt like I was reading so...
Rebecca Sharrocka month ago
How Is Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Identified?
Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (abbreviation HSAM) is an extremely rare kind of memory that enables a person to easily retrieve details of every day of their life (or since they were young ch...
Isabella Redgatea month ago
A Short Bit: Graverobbing From Who?
Eighteenth and Nineteenth century grave robbers had several nicknames assigned to them by the public, who was aware of the practice of grave robbing,including “night doctors,” “Sack-em-up men,” and “b...
Charlotte Williams2 months ago
Gods and Goddesses of Death in Mythology
In order for the good to be considered ‘good’, we need the binary opposite. This demand for balance is woven all throughout life, with ‘death’ being what gives life 'life'. In religion, the gods of de...
Eliander Black2 months ago
Antiseptic
The sun streams through that window as it always had a thousand years before, and it falls over the eggshell tiles and creeps up the linen blankets and over my eyes. I bat it away with little eyelids,...
Emrys Snow2 months ago
The Mysterious Mysteries of Astral Travel
Don't you find it to be a bit strange, that this universal (super awesome) gift we possess that allows us truly great freedom and self-exploration, is thought of as just bullshit hippy nonsense? Well,...
pionic 2 months ago
Study Shows For The First Time What Exactly Goes On In Your Brain Under Hypnosis
What’s really happening once you’re taken away by a swinging pocket watch has been quite a mystery. You might have heard about the growing clinical treatment made possible under hypnosis, like some di...
Jide Okonjo2 months ago
10 Crazy Nigerian Myths - Part 1
I hail from Nigeria and the magic in Nigeria is something that goes deeper than what the eyes can see...it's a kind of magic you can feel. My hope is that with my content here on Vocal, I will be able...
Matthew Kresal2 months ago
The Fire Next Time
Climate change has hit the headlines again in the last few days with the decision made by the current administration to withdraw from the Paris Accords. There's been all the usual discussions: should ...