Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

From the beginning of time, people have told stories —  regaling their friends and families with tales of adventure, hard times, interesting people, frightening experiences and everyday life. Sometimes these were truths, others were exaggerations, and occasionally, they were nothing more than tall tales. The more interesting of these narratives were passed around from friend to friend and from father to son, sometimes being altered along the way or growing in strength, to the point that they became legends, folklore, or questionable myths. Oral history, proverbs, jokes, and popular beliefs were interwoven into music, dance, cultures, and sometimes even into history itself.

American History is filled with folklore, Native American mythology, and real truths that make for wonderful campfire tales. In these stories, much like earlier European, Greek, and Roman tales, the accounts can often be only be guessed at, as to whether they are fact or fiction, but they continue to make the rounds of new generations.

Myths

In many of these old legends, told around the campfire or a roaring hearth, can be heard the approach of galloping horses, the whispers of phantoms in ghost towns, the far-off sounds of pistols blazing, and the sighing moans of the winds drifting through the ancient trees of hunting, mining, and cowboy camps.

Categories:

American Mysteries

Folklore & Superstition

Ghostly Legends

Lost Treasure Tales

Monsters & Strange Creatures

Native American Legends & Tales

Witchcraft in America

Rip Van Winkle and his dog by Thomas Nast, 1880

Rip Van Winkle and his dog by Thomas Nast, 1880

 

Weeping Woman Image

La Llorona – The Weeping Woman the Southwest

4 thoughts on “Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries”

  1. i WAS A HOSPICE NURSE AND WAS OBJECTIVE OF PARANORMAL OCCURANCES . ONCE A PLANT IN MY OFFICE WAS LIFTED OFF A TABLE AND TURNED THE POT UPSIDE DOWN AND THE PLANT WAS STOOD UPRIGHT NEXT TO THE POT, ALL I HEARD WAS A MOVEMENT BEHIND MY BACK.WINDOWS WERE CLOSED ,AC WAS NOT ON.I SPOKE ALOUD THAT THEY WERE VISITING. I PROMPTLY WENT TO THE
    BASEMENT. COULD IT BE A PREVIOUS TERMINALLY ILL CLIENT ? MORE THAN A FEW
    INCIDENTS AFTER 19 YRS OF HOSPICE CARE..MADE ME NOT A SKEPTIC.ANY LONGER..

  2. My child who is nine has had several encounters with ghosts, starting with our neighbor that had a heart attack one day and died who kept coming to see her at night to talk to her and it often scared her. She would see a dark mass around 3am when he visited her… I saw her point at nothing while she was in a trance on one of those nights, and another night seeing her almost feeling choked by something and I was able to wake her. He disappeared a week later once his family visited us and we all said prayers. A year later, she started hearing something she couldn’t see, but whispered to her at night to say hi. Told it to go away and that it’s scaring her, and I told her to tell it to go away and we did prayers. It went away. There was also a time when a toy fell from the top of a table to the floor, but no one had knocked it over and it fell forward as if someone swiped it off, which defied science. Now she saw a white round creature with red eyes run across the hallway…. I am hoping it really will go away, but it is hard for me to help her at times, but I tell her to keep her positive light around her and to tell it to go away.

    1. Avoid scary movies and stories and emphasizing love and joy peace and happiness can greatly help. Nightmares, fears and later in life can reflect dysfunctional family history. Even genetics. Be wary of violent outbursts and abuse in schools or at home. Children need consistency and peace. Your child may also be a “psychic empath.’ Yes this is real. Research the topic but ignore the paranormal TV side it’s been given.

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