Weird Universe

Myths and Fairytales

Noah’s Ark Found—in Alaska!


The supposed remnants of Noah's ark have been "discovered" in a wide range of places.

But this 1902 discovery in Rampart, Alaska, on the Porcupine River, seems totally forgotten now.

I wonder if a followup expedition ever was mounted...?

Original article here.

Goliath and the Vampires

Just to get you in a Halloween mood. If you need more, the full movie follows.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 17, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Movies, Fantasy, Myths and Fairytales, 1960's, Fictional Monsters

Jack’s Dream

Until recently, I was not aware that the famous surrealist collage artist Joseph Cornell also made films. Here's one delightfully weird sample. Many more on YouTube.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 08, 2012 | Comments (2)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Movies, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Myths and Fairytales, Fictional Monsters

Follies of the Mad Men #185

The way to a dwarf's heart is through his stomach.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jun 27, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Myths and Fairytales, 1970's

The Fox Catcher

This is a poster currently on sale at Etsy, under the title of "The Fox Catcher," discovered by reader Deborah Newton. Does anyone recognize the fable that it illustrates? The essential events are truly weird.

1) A fox comes to a house and steals away a child.

2) The parents track down the fox to his lair and lure him out with drum and violin music.

3) The fox is beaten and/or killed, and the tearful child is saved.

I thought I knew a lot of fairytales, but this one escapes me!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 27, 2011 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Art, Myths and Fairytales, Reader Recommendation


Who's the real dummy (or dummies)?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 05, 2011 | Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Puppets and Automatons, Myths and Fairytales, 1970's, Parody

Seasonal Tipple


Learn more here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 20, 2010 | Comments (5)
Category: Myths and Fairytales, Butt, Alcohol

Satanism is Rampant!

NOTE: loud pop soundtrack: adjust your volume!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 06, 2010 | Comments (3)
Category: Horror, Politics, Myths and Fairytales, Curses, Conspiracy Theories and Theorists
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