The Wampus Cat: Kills Animals, Steals Children, Smells Awful

Loch Ness has its monster; the Pacific Northwest has Sasquatch; Mexico has the Chupacabra. But what does Northeast Tennessee have? The Wampus Cat. Half-woman, half-cat, and all-terrorizing—the cat kills animals, steals children and smells like a mixture of skunk and wet dog. Nice, huh? It’s really no secret that cats have long been associated with… Read more »

The Legend of “Little Chicago”

We’ve all heard stories about mobsters during the Prohibition era, about bootlegging, speakeasies, and rings of organized crime. And from those stories, no figure is more notorious than Chicago’s Al Capone. But here’s what you may not have heard: in those days, Chicago wasn’t the only center of vice in the United States. In fact,… Read more »