December 21, 2012 has been cited as being "the end of the world as we know it," based on the end of the Mayan long-count calendar. What inspires us to adhere to such annihilistic beliefs? J. Allan Danelek, author of 2012: Extinction or Utopia, explains.
My maternal grandfather enjoyed playing the guitar and the mandolin. As his family grew, he built them a larger home with his own two hands. He was always a self-reliant, independent sort. When he developed heart trouble, he ended his own life in a bout of depression. I was about seven or eight years old at the time of his death. When I reached my mid-twenties, after a hitch in Uncle Sam’s army,...
I had lived in Ohio since 1968 and had not seen my brother during that period. I had almost erased him from my mind. The first six weeks of 1977 brought nothing but vague dreams of him and my home in Alabama. Each morning I had severe headaches and pains in my chest and arms. I tried furiously to come up with even the most vague interpretation of the dreams, but each attempt brought only...
Andrew Honigman, author of True Tales of Ghostly Encounters, shares one of his favorite personal ghost stories and invites readers to submit their own spooky encounters to his monthly feature in Fate magazine, "My Proof of Survival."