Urban legend

Is there really a recent spike in cases of spiking by injection?

Recent media reporting over the risk of being spiked by injection has caused a great deal of anxiety, without any real evidence that such an epidemic exists.

The Missing Airmen of Charles Fort’s Wild Talents

From the archives, Paul Chambers investigates the bizarre case of the vanishing airmen in Chapter 17 of Charles Fort’s Wild Talents.

Recovering memories: The truth is, the Satanic Panic never really went away

The Satanic Panic never really ended in the 1980s - it continued to rumble along, waiting for a spark to reignite it back into full moral panic.

Durian fruit myths: the many tall tales associated with the “King of Fruits”

Singapore's favourite fruit, the durian, has become the subject of myths and folk tales - each a testament to its cultural impact and importance

Yishun: the source of Singapore’s very own “Florida Man” memes

Internet memes about weird occurrences in Yishan and Florida gloss over real problems of poverty, mental health crisis, and inequality

Pulau Tekong: An island of ghosts, and the military men who train there

While Pulau Tekong's hauntings and spooky occurrences may not be real, the impressions they make on the young military recruits who train there are very real

Recovering memories: Could the Satanic Panic happen again?

Ongoing public belief in the idea of repressed memories suggests that the so-called Memory Wars are not yet over, and that the Satanic Panic could happen again

The story of the Satanic Panic is a tale of religious and cultural paranoia in America

The Satanic Panic of the 1980s showed we don't actually need a real Satan - well-meaning, deluded and fervent people will do His work for Him.

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