People in Wadsworth, Ohio are drinking milkshakes thickened with cricket powder. What are the folkloric implications of this?
Satanic Panic by Jeffrey S. Victor is a great book for its empirical thoroughness, tracking the spread of rumors about Satanic cults across the United States in the 1980s, documenting a complete lack of evidence for actual cult activity, and working to explain how an
An historical primer on Krampus, the spirit of Yule Misrule, and some Krampus goodies.
The transportation and marketing of lumber these days is too complex for batibats’ forest sensibilities to comprehend. I suspect that they end up getting trapped at places like Home Depot, frustrated that they never run across anyone who is ready to go to sleep.
I find Otherkin interesting because it’s curious to consider what motivates human beings to believe that they are not human beings, and to accept a mythological identity as the internally-real core aspect of themselves.
Stories were invented back in the 1980s by fanatical right wing Christian groups who hated Halloween because of their religious belief that Halloween is a satanic holiday. These groups tried to get parents to fear trick or treating by spreading false rumors about mysterious, un-named neighbors all across America who used Halloween to attack children. These Christian groups got local TV news and newspapers to spread their warnings that all candy should be checked, just in case a neighbor had pumped cyanide into a Reese’s peanut butter cup.