Amy is the acquisitions editor in charge paranormal subjects at Llewellyn. With ten years experience in the publishing world, Amy is excited to have her love for ghost stories and the unexplained coincide with her new day job! She enjoys bicycling, running, reading, cooking, and quenches her Anglophile fix by watching British tv shows.
Ah, life. It's full of so many distractions. It's hard to keep track of the breaking news announcements, tweets, posts, pins, emails, texts, pings, and still pay attention to the world around you. I'm guilty of it. So many times I've arrived at home and I can't remember driving the 14 miles from work because my mind was elsewhere. We become so stuck in our patterns and habits and distractions that we don't see the world around us.
I have a few friends who are constantly seeing signs from the spirit world. They find feathers, see shadows move across the wall, notice lamps that turn on and off by themselves. Many have asked "what can I do so that I see these things." The first step in the
I went through a phase in junior high and high school where I was obsessed with horror movies. When I'd go to into town with my mom, I was allowed to rent three of the $1 movies. The cheesier the movie, the better. They were funny and not real. The only movie I had to shut off because it FREAKED ME OUT was Children of the Corn. I grew up on a farm and watched this movie in the summer. There were acres of cornfields near the house, and I had to drive through cornfields when feeding heifers who were pastured on another section of our land. I just couldn't do it. I grew out of my horror movie phase, but I went to see The Blair Witch Project in the theater. A friend had seen it and raved about
Ah, summer. For many, this warm season means piling into the family car and heading to a fun and exotic vacation destination. A road that led many to an iconic summer vacation destination during the middle of the twentieth century was the legendary Route 66. Spanning eight states and over 2,400 miles, the Mother Road in its prime was full of kitschy restaurants, museums, attractions, and motels. This two-lane highway was so famous and had such an influence on America's pop culture that it inspired a song and a television series.
Thanks to the Interstate Highway Act and fewer people who wanted a scenic route to their destination, the attractions along the Mother Road are now few and
An ancient Egyptian statuette that is currently on display at the Manchester Museum in the UK is attracting attention for doing something that most statues don't do: move. After a staff member at the museum noticed the statue had moved, they reviewed the CCTV video of the exhibit. This time-lapse video shows the movement of the statuette (at the far right inside the display case).
The statuette has been at the museum for 80 years and this is the first it has moved. A physics professor stated that vibrations from people walking past the case would cause the statuette to move. But after watching the video, how could vibrations move the statuette in a complete and perfect circle?