Too scary? Mattel turns monsters into princesses

Too scary? Mattel turns monsters into princesses

I wasn’t a girl who played with dolls. In fact, any doll that fell into my clutches met with a tragic end. When I heard about Monster High as an adult, I was so envious! Imagine being able to play with the daughters of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Werewolf....
Can our pets see ghosts?

Can our pets see ghosts?

I once heard a joke about how cats stare at nothing while dogs bark at nothing. I forget the punchline. But about seven years ago, I adopted an adorable, fluffy white kitten who became a beautiful, fluffy white cat. This cat will, on a regular basis, suddenly turn and...
Through the darkness

Through the darkness

I began 2016 with unbridled enthusiasm and optimism, convinced it was going to be a wonderful year. How wrong I was. I can’t remember another year filled with so many challenges and tragedies, both for me personally and for the world at large. And 2016 is barely...
Exploring Poveglia: World’s most haunted island

Exploring Poveglia: World’s most haunted island

“You realize you are alone on this island.” Those were the only words the water-taxi driver said before dropping me off on the desolate shores of Poveglia, a little island off the coast of Venice that is rumoured to be the world’s most haunted. As...
I is for Irish Werewolves

I is for Irish Werewolves

You may be asking yourselves, “Are Irish werewolves really a thing?” As it turns out, yes! Back in the 1200s, accounts of werewolves were extremely common in Ireland, to the point the country was known as wolf-land. (This might have something to do with...