The second part of the secrets of the Westford Knight! Who was he and how many people came to America before Columbus? Watch the video below to find out.
This is Professor Wilmarth and your friendly neighborhood Cthulhu welcoming you to another journey within the world of the macabre and the strange. In this season’s issue, we have several tales of impersonations, body snatching, switcheroos, and tales of other dimensions.
First, we have everyone’s favorite immortal, Henry Sinclair, working with the Man in the Baltimore Coat and Alan Quartermain attempt to prevent an entity from another dimension taking over one of two presidents in Dead Presidents in the Castle. Following that we have Mark Twain’s train woes in Mistaken Identity. Next is H.G. Wells’ The Stolen Body where a man’s body is stolen by demons as he was astral projecting. Lisa Deschenes brings us the latest in her Salem Cemetery Series with a tale of what happens to a man who tried switching a car on a devious young woman in Roy. Pohl brings us a groundhog tale filled with horrid ads in The Tunnel Under the World. Last but not least, we have Philip K. Dick’s The Father-Thing as a bunch of kids fight the neighborhood dad who has been cloned by aliens.
Some stories touch on historical facts and others you will hope are just pure fiction. Let’s see if you can figure out all the connections between the tales. Who knows, you might even find more than I reveal at the end of our installment from Arkham: Tales from the Flipside.
Cthulhu is shedding, he might not be sitting on the bar below. That might be his old skin? If so, he might just be behind you with his fork and knife in his hand.
Are you afraid to find out who you are…
Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin is bringing us a new world set in the Pines Barrens of New Jersey. No, not greasy Italian mobster monsters, but Trolls!
Starting in 1638, New Sweden was established in the Pines on the Delaware River. The Swedes brought over Norwegian mountain trolls as slaves to clear the land and build their houses. Some escaped!
For centuries now they have roamed the woods of the Pines. Trolls as big as a pine, but just barely keeping their heads below the tree line. They walk under the sun due to a protective lining that covers their eyes that prevents them from turning into stone.
They’re sometimes mistaken for the Jersey Devil (a Gastornis not to be mistaken for anyone in the Leeds family); because anything that is tall and strange gets mistaken for this popular mythical creature… Only Hulton sees them for what they are.
Beyond the Gravestone has interviewed our author Lisa for their latest issue. She talks to Christiana Corsetti about Salem, ghosts, Danvers State Hospital, Lovecraft, Stephen King, and more! Lisa has been writing stories for Arkham: Tales from the Flipside for two years now and is one of our favorite authors. Her stories come from traditional ghost stories which mix in surprise twists like those by masters like Hitchcock and Dahl. Each tale weaves in and out of her previous ones creating an immersive world for her readers.
Check her out in Arkham: Tales from the Flipside and in the latest issue of Beyond the Gravestone!
Check out our friends at Beyond the Gravestone! The best in paranormal from around the country. Created right here in the Witch City, the home of Lovecraft’s Arkham, and Halloween USA! Stories about spooky places and macabre people. Plus, interviews of the blackest metal groups from around the world.
Have you seen the Dancing Librarian? Why not!
In this chapter of Chris’ Book of What the Fuck we look at three artists who all died on 1,23. Albrecht Durer, Gustove Dore, and Salvidor Dali all died on my birthday. All four of us have a macabre sense of art and all of our surnames end in D. Click on the image below for the video and see our art and learn more about us.
Back in the 17th century, a family of trolls came over as slaves to serve in the Swedish Colony in the NJ Pine Barrens, till they escaped deep into the woods. Since then they have been seen on many occasions, but nobody believes the people who claim they exist. This is the tale of one man who has become friends with them and the adventures he has with the Trolls. Come back to read his stories and see if you believe him. I wonder if you have seen them too…
Click on the image for the trailer!
Pirates and Howard Pyle’s Brandywine School of Illustrators on Chris’ Book of What the Fuck. We look at how Pyle created our modern take on pirates. Also, we look at work from his students like N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, and Violet Oakley. Plus we reveal an unknown secret from the Revolutionary war!