The Four Thieves

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””] While there are a few versions of the story, they all center around the bubonic plague and the origin ranges from 1413 somewhere-in-Europe to 1630 Toulouse to 1722 Marseilles. As people began to succumb to the plague, four spice traders decided that it would be more profitable to loot the homes … Read more

Popeye the Sailor Man was Really Frank “Rocky” Fiegel from Chester, Illinois

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””] Popeye the Sailor Man really existed….. Popeye the Sailor Man was a squinty-eyed sailor who was the main character of a comic created in the late 1920s by E.C. Segar. Like many beloved characters, he didn’t begin as the star of the story – he was a minor character hired to be apart of a … Read more

Devil’s Tramping Ground

Growing up, I heard this story while in the Boy Scouts. After the Internet came of age, I looked it up to make sure it’s what I heard. In central NC, there was a location called the Devil’s Tramping Ground. It is a barren spot in the woods where legend has it that the Devil … Read more

Microsoft will pay you to forward this email

Dear Friends; Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates is sharing his fortune. Should you ignore this, you will repent later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program. Microsoft and AOL are running … Read more

The Shadow Man

Nobody knows for sure who, or what The Shadow Man is, but it may be the ghost of a man who was convicted of stalking and kidnapping children. He was caught at a home he had broken into a few days before, and was being dragged off to the gallows after his trial when he … Read more

The Seaman Oleander’s Song

Years ago, in the age where the pirates roamed the seas in search of treasure and pleasure and trouble, a scalawag called Oleander was thrown overboard by the ship’s captain when he was falsely accused of murder by another member of the crew. As Oleander thrashed in the unforgiving waves, he begged his shipmate’s to … Read more

How the Pussy Willow got it’s name

In Asia, there was once a great city which was built so long ago that even the name of the city and of its people has been forgotten. Everything about it is wiped from history except this one little story. The residents of the city liked cats very much there were great numbers of them … Read more

They Got Rid of Robert Lefou

Robert Lefou was a very unlucky kid. His mom had died of a brain tumor when he was only two years old and his father was a drinker. The boy had very bad grades in school and to make matters worse, Robert was constantly bullied by the other kids. One day his bullies took their … Read more