Italy’s abandoned asylum

Italy’s abandoned asylum

Is there anything creepier than an abandoned asylum? How about an abandoned asylum filled with paintings like this? Brr! Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione let his imaginative talents run wild in a psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy–turning the already...
Modern Dyatlov Pass survivors tell their story

Modern Dyatlov Pass survivors tell their story

One of the best things about setting novels in exotic locations is I actually get to visit those places. There are a couple of exceptions: I’ve never experienced life on an oil rig in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, and I’ve never been to Dyatlov Pass....
The real Mary King’s Close

The real Mary King’s Close

” “Gardyloo!” If you heard that cry a couple of hundred years ago, you would do well to run for cover, because a few seconds later a torrent of foulness would descend from above as someone emptied the contents of their chamber pot. From the seventeenth...