Category Archives: Documentaries

The Poltergeist of St. Catherines, Ontario

You are most likely familiar with “The Shining” and the infamous room #237… Continue reading

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The Orphan Trains of America

‘And what an example of the power of dress young Oliver Twist was! Wrapped in the blanket which had hitherto formed his only covering, he might have been the child of a nobleman or a beggar;—it would have been hard … Continue reading

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Documentary – Guys & Dolls: Men Who Prefer Life-like Dolls Over Real-life Women

In the 2008 movie “Lars and the Real Girl” Ryan Gosling plays a man who introduces a life sized doll as his girlfriend and takes her everywhere, eventually gaining the town’s acceptance. A year before that movie put so-called “real … Continue reading

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Our Fancy – The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station – 1896

  One short film had a particularly lasting impact; yes, it caused fear, terror, even panic. It was the film L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de la Ciotat (Arrival of the Train at La Ciotat Station). Although the cinematographic train … Continue reading

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Shared Hysteria – Folie à Deux & The Swedish Twins

Folie à deux is French for “a madness shared by two”, or shared psychosis and is a psychiatric syndrome. Symptoms include delusional beliefs and are often accompanied by hallucinations which are passed from one individual to another.  This particular disorder was first conceptualized … Continue reading

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