The Curse of Tutankhamun
The ancient tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter. Carnarvon and many other people who entered the tomb went on to die in mysterious circumstances. Were they cursed by the angry spirit of the dead Pharaoh?
Stories of bloodsucking demons have been told all over the world since ancient times. Vampires need to drink the blood of the living. They can hypnotise you and shapeshift into cats, dogs and, of course, bats! Look up El Chupacabra of the Caribbean or the Langsuir of Malaysia if you dare!
The Siberian Hell Hole
Did scientists open a hole into Hell in Siberia, Russia in the 1980s? Reports say that their drill went down over 14 km (8.5 miles) and suddenly broke through into empty space. The temperature was over 1,100 ºC and the scientists’ microphones picked up noises that sounded like screams!
Faces in the Floor
In 1971, some mysterious marks appeared on the floor of a house in Belmez, Spain. They looked just like faces. Over the next few years, the faces would disappear and then come back. Weird! Were they the faces of long-dead people who had lived in the house – or fakes?
The Lost Land of Atlantis
Was an ancient civilization completely swallowed up by the sea thousands of years ago? Some people believe that a fabulous city called Atlantis was built by extraterrestrials. They say that these beings are still there and they travel through the depths of the ocean in their underwater craft.
Spectral Black Dogs
These huge and scary beasts are said to haunt churchyards and crossroads. Their eyes are as big as saucers and burning red. They leave no tracks and make no sound as they walk. In 1577, the Black Dog of Bungay attacked people as they prayed in Church. Are these creatures an omen of death or a legend?
Stories of haunted houses send shivers down your spine. The scariest tales involve poltergeists or ghosts that make a racket! These spirits cause all sorts of trouble from noises in the night to furniture being thrown around the room. Some stories say that they can even make nasty smells!
Can some people transform themselves magically into wolves? Are they doomed to change shape at each full moon? Be careful not to drink the water from the footprint of a wolf or this might happen to you! This is just one of many ways to become a blood-curdling, human-hunting werewolf.
Doppelgänger or Ghosts of the Living
Have you ever seen yourself walking along the street? The famous German author Goethe said he met his identical “double” when out riding one day. Can there be an exact copy of you or someone else, or is it some strange form of dream or imagination?
Fish Rain and Other Weird Falling Objects
Sometimes strange stuff falls out of the sky for no apparent reason. There have been reports of many kinds of “mystery rain”, from showers of fish to downpours of hot stones. In 1977, hundreds of hazelnuts fell out of the sky over Bristol! No one really knows what’s behind this freaky weather!