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via Prague Post Books on witchcraft and the occult collected by SS chief Heinrich Himmler were found in a storage depot near Prague used by the Czech National Library. The depot has not been accessed since the 1950s, according to UK tabloid the Daily Mail, which cited Norwegian newspaperVerdens Gang.

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Being a parent with macabre interests, it stuns me how sanitized a version of reality we share with our kids today. For example, my kids have both the original Beatrix Potter books and reprints that were done in the 2000s. In the reprinted version of Squirrel Nutkin, there are so

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I love hearing about the weird stuff that people were afraid of as kids. For me it was the kimono-wearing faceless mannequins in the window of a dry cleaner’s at the Arbutus Mall. I would hide every time we drove past it in the parking lot, begging my mom to

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Being a child of the child of the 70’s and 80’s, images of Satan and the occult were everywhere, from late night horror movies to books that exploited the underworld. I can’t forget all of of the killer record covers from this era – Sex, Nudity, Motorcycles and Bondage went hand in

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Requiem On August 15, 2009, 14-year-old Kevin Barrera was shot, killed, and left beside train tracks in Richmond, California. Nearly four years later, the gruesome scene featuring a cruiser and police officers standing near the dead body was discovered, archived on Google Maps. After discovering the image, Barrera’s distraught father

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Text & Photos: Mattias Westfalk I met Uncle Allan many years ago in Tokyo for the first time, and we struck up a friendship back then that still holds true to this day. A brother from another mother, if you will. Due to travels and work around the globe, I

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