Viknyna Lake in Central Ukraine is shrouded in mystery. It is used regularly as a good lake to fish and for having a family picnics. Although locals visit it quite often to catch fish or just have a picnic, nobody is brave enough to swim in it. Why would that be? Because, according to legend, the lake is a portal or gateway to another world; another dimension. This comes from the fact that the name “Viknina” is a derivative from the Ukrainian word “window” (“vikno“). Locals also say that the lake does not freeze, even in severe frost, and that fish grow in it at an unusually rapid rate.
Arizona Adventure North of Tucson, Arizona, on Highway 10, is the little town of Marana. From the highway, all you see is a gas station, a restaurant and a couple other buildings. It is not a large place… just a dusty little town on the main highway between Tucson and Phoenix. But many truck drivers like to stop there for a sandwich and coffee.
Think Like a Dog
Think Like a Dog “Ballet slippers and a lost dog” Once there was a lovely ballet dancer in Russia. Her name was Katrina. People went to see her whenever the Ballet was performing. They came from miles around because Katrina was so graceful and her movements so fluid that people were enthralled. She was the most popular performer in Russia – and she was incredibly beautiful.
The Girl that Loved Rice
Mei loved to eat rice. In Hong Kong, everybody eats rice, but Mei ‘loved’ it. The truth is Mei loved to eat…period. Before she went to school, she always had a big bowl of congee (rice soup). Her mother made sweet rice cakes for her. Mei ate one or two on the way to school. All day long, she ate rice. It was no wonder she was getting quite plump. Most Chinese people were slim because they ate lots of vegetables and fish. Not Mei. You never saw her without a rice cake, candies made from rice, sweet, colored, sticky rice balls, rice and pork wrapped in banana leaves, or some other rice snack.
Conversation with a Ghost
Conversation with a Ghost T he RMS Titanic sank in the early morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The largest ocean liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 23:40 (ship's time) on Sunday, 14 April 1912. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 (ship's time; 05:18 GMT) on Monday, 15 April, resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, making it one of the deadliest peacetime marine disasters in history. (Wikipedia)
Where is Jacob?
Where is Jacob? The Grist Mill in Martintown, Ontario, Canada, is said to be haunted. The Prescott Paranormal Society completed an investigation of the mill in six hours overnight on July 2-3, 2010. They reported evidence of paranormal activity including “EVP” (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) recordings where a “Jacob A.” or “Jacob M.” can twice be heard answering the investigator’s question by stating his name.
The Great Galimatius - Part 2
Yet another time, he got talking to a lady who was sitting on a bench outside her cottage. She drifted off to Slumberland soon after he began droning on about his adventures. He finally realized that he had lost his listener when her snoring began to drown out his voice. So, he wandered off down the winding road in search of other people willing to listen to his fribblefrabble.
The Purple Forest
The Purple Forest Chapter 1 - The Purple Forest The forest watched and waited patiently, as forests do, while the new family moved in, settled and got to know the rural area. To human eyes, it was no different from any of the other stands of trees around. But they were wrong...very wrong. This small forest existed on a different plane and it was home to inhabitants with whom no human had come into contact. Eva was destined to change that.
Karli Knows Things - Part 2
Karli Knows Things – Part 2 ©March 2021 Robert W. F. Taylor “What’s going on, Brandy?” Karli was walking her dog when she suddenly tugged gently on the dog’s lead and told him to stay. She looked around. Brandy was a big, happy, golden retriever and everyone in the neighborhood loved him. Her brother Billy also took turns taking the dog for his daily walks around the block, or to the dog park, and on the weekend through the woods behind their house.