The curse of Tut’s tomb

The curse of Tut’s tomb

An ancient tomb is creepy enough. Add a fatal curse to the mix and you have the makings of a great horror story. Only in this case, the story might turn out to be true. British Lord George Carnarvon was obsessed with Egypt, so when archaeologist Howard Carter...
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...