Vintage zines and research woes (Learning Things: May 8, 2023)
Here's a rundown of what I've been up to this week: Paranormal research Over the weekend, I spent a while looking through old UFO newsletters and zines. I love the aesthetic of the typewritten, xeroxed 1950s-1980s publications (I definitely have a bit of anemoia when it comes to 'em.) I
Rewriting Urban Legends (Goatman's Bridge Series)
An attempt to trace the current tales of the Goatman’s Bridge to their source: a 2008 YouTube video that contained seemingly new information about the urban legend, including some information that linked the story to the Mothman legends.
Who is the Goatman? (Goatman’s Bridge Series)
North Texas has four different Goatman legends, including the Old Alton Bridge Goatman. Here’s a look at those stories, as well as other urban legends about goatmen around the world.
Death at the Goatman's Bridge (Goatman’s Bridge Series)
A look at one legend behind the Goatman’s Bridge, the period of history that inspired it, and a suspicious recent death at the bridge.
I went to Goatman’s Bridge (Goatman’s Bridge Series)
In December 2021, I visited the Old Alton Bridge. Here’s what it’s like to visit the famously haunted bridge, as well as the history of the bridge itself.
Goatman’s Bridge Series: Sources and Episode List
Here’re the sources I used in the Goatman’s Bridge series. (The individual episode pages linked below may contain some additional sources.) Check out the whole series: * The Trickster and the Goatman (Goatman’s Bridge Series) * I went to Goatman’s Bridge (Goatman’s Bridge Series) * This Way to
The Trickster and the Goatman (Goatman's Bridge Series)
The Old Alton Bridge, or Goatman’s Bridge, is a famously haunted site in north Texas. But in my research, I’ve discovered that everything may not be as it seems at the Old Alton Bridge . . .
Haunted Asheville, North Carolina
A look at some popular ghost stories from haunted Asheville, North Carolina, along with a strange F. Scott Fitzgerald conspiracy theory. Highlights include: • Haunted bridges • Gruesome disinterments at a potter’s field • A haunted high school • Two dead women named Helen • A bookseller’s memories of hanging out with F.