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Moving to a New Country: What I Wish I’d Known

Moving to a New Country: What I Wish I’d Known

Note: I almost didn’t post this. I was afraid it came across as a bit negative, when negative is the last thing I feel about moving here! Still, since these are things I wish I’d known, quite a few of them deal with pitfalls I’ve inadvertently...
She’s ba-ack!

She’s ba-ack!

Hello everyone. It’s been a long time. Too long, and I apologize for that. So much has happened over the past year. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had two big dreams: live in a warm place by the ocean, and write full time. After many, many years of...
James Dean’s Cursed Car

James Dean’s Cursed Car

Human beings are superstitious by nature. Many of us believe in good luck charms, but how about the opposite? Could curses really exist? James Dean remains a Hollywood icon, even though he only made three films before he died–two of which had not yet been...
Could Jack the Ripper have been a woman?

Could Jack the Ripper have been a woman?

I know, I know. I can hear what you’re thinking. “We’ve had too many theories about Jack the Ripper already. Do we really need another?” Good question, and it has some merit. But hear me out–this is quite interesting. People are obsessed...
Whatever happened to Elisa Lam?

Whatever happened to Elisa Lam?

I read a lot of true crime. No matter how upsetting the story, I can usually put it aside after I’ve finished reading. Not so with the sad, strange case of Elisa Lam. Lam, a 21-year-old Vancouver woman, went missing during a solo trip to Los Angeles in 2013....
Exploring Poveglia: World’s most haunted island

Exploring Poveglia: World’s most haunted island

Going live on Instagram at 8 pm CDT tonight–April 14th, 2023–to talk about my experiences on Poveglia. Please join us at https://www.instagram.com/jh_moncrieff/ for The Witching Hour! “You realize you are alone on this island.” Those were the...
The Dyatlov Pass Incident

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Nine experienced campers set up their tents in the Ural Mountains, in an area known as Dead Mountain. Something, or someone, awakens them in the night, terrifying them to the point that they cut open their tent with knives and flee into the snow. Some are in their...
Interview with a Witch Part III

Interview with a Witch Part III

Welcome to the last chapter of my interview with Amethyst, a real-life witch. If you missed part two, click here. Q: We had a question about what a day in the life of a witch is like. I know you said every witch is different, but what is yours like? A: I’m...