Posts in Myths + Legends
EPISODE XXXV: MAN-EATING PLANTS

Killers have been known to exist in nature since the dawn of time - legendary hunters capable of subduing prey as large as a man. But what we often don’t expect is for these killers to be vegetative, planted firmly into the soil of their environments - yes, that’s right: we’re talking about MAN EATING PLANTS!

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EPISODE XXXIV: HALLOWEEN THROUGH THE AGES

Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, is something that evokes primordial senses, an evening that allows one to let go of the conventional bounds of the day and give in to something darker… essences of the underworld, the realm of the dead which defines our present and tells of our future…

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EPISODE XXX: LAS BRUJAS DE MEXICO

The belief in witchcraft is something that has existed for hundreds if not thousands of years, since the times of the Olmec and Maya of ancient Mesoamerica, long before European conquest and colonization. Terrifying legends of hideous monstrosities capable of sucking children’s souls away among other horrifying powers known as brujas - witches - have haunted the peoples of Mexico and continue to do so…

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EPISODE XXIV UFO ENCOUNTERS: VALLEE AND TRACE EVIDENCE

The UFO phenomena is an incredibly dense and complex subject, one that often leaves us with more questions than answers. Join Into The Portal as we explore UFO encounters presented in a comparative survey by prominent Ufologist Jacques Vallée, and discuss ideas related to The Interdimensional Hypothesis in a follow up of the Maury Island Incident of 1947.

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EPISODE XVIII: THE INVISIBLE CITY

The Legend of Kitezh has a rich history in Russian folklore that dates back as far as the 13th century A.D and possibly further into the days of the Rus, before the Mongol invasions began sweeping the continent from the East. The legend is steeped in violence and imperialism, and takes a turn into the paranormal with the legendary fall of Kitezh. Join Into The Portal for a whole new historical mystery that takes us back to the far East - Russia.

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EPISODE XVI REAL PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE LEGEND OF BONNY AND READ

The life at sea is no place for a lady. However this was hardly the way to describe Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two fearless female pirates that lived during the Golden Era of Caribbean piracy of the 1700’s. What brief record exists of the lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read were filled with enough notorious deeds to qualify the women for a place of honour beside Blackbeard and other well-known male pirates….

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EPISODE XIV PT II. UNDERWORLD OF GIZA: OSIRIS' SHAFT

The mysteries of the Giza Plateau continue for Into The Portal with yet another entry into the Underworld... The Shaft of Osiris, a multi-layer underground complex of chambers offers yet another intriguing case, the function of which has eluded researchers to date. 

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EPISODE XIV: THE UNDERWORLD OF GIZA

Deep beneath the shifting sands of the Egyptian desert lies a forgotten place… a mysterious network of catacombs known as Giza’s Underworld. Long considered purely metaphorical, the ancient Egyptian concept of the Afterlife is conceived of as an intense journey through lakes of fire, carnivorous animals, pits of serpents, and devious deities. However, no one ever thought this place could exist in the physical realm, until now… 

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THE GREAT LAKES TRIANGLE PT II: VANISHED AIRCRAFT

Join Into The Portal for Part II of the Great Lakes Triangle: Vanished Planes. We explore the Kinross Incident, where a USAF F-89 fighter jet disappeared without a trace, the tragic circumstances of the United Airlines Flight 389, the cause of which continues to elude investigators to this day and much more. Theories abound in Part two of our Great Lakes Series… find out why this area has been dubbed the Deadliest Freshwater Graveyard in the World.

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EPISODE XII: LEGENDS OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

Come along with Into The Portal and Double Density Podcast for a Cross Country Canadian Tour of the Paranormal! From Gold Rush Ghosts and tales of murder to mysterious UFO sightings and a Giant Hybrid Wolf-Bear creature - we covered it all in this week’s podcast!

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EPISODE XI ROCK GATE: THE LEGEND OF ED LEEDSKALNIN

Rock Gate: known to most as Coral Castle, this momentous stone garden in Florida has been referred to as the Stonehenge of the 21st century. Built by one man, Ed Leedskalnin, Rock Gate represents one of the most remarkable engineering feats achieved by a single individual - whose work was performed entirely in secret… Join us for Episode XI of Into The Portal as we join forces with The Mad Scientist Podcast to discuss levitation, ancient magnetism and the incredible legend of Coral Castle.

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EPISODE IX UNKNOWN SIBERIA: SECRETS OF THE DEPTHS

Many have heard of Siberia, but few can claim to know the many historic secrets and unexplained phenomena that are home to this vast hostile landscape…

From ghost armies that are known charge across the frozen waters until disappearing suddenly into the fog, to the many sightings of UFO's and USO's - Unidentified Submersible Objects - that soar from the depths across star strewn skies in dazzling displays of light, the areas of Lake Baikal and Lake Issyk-Kul have become well known for the sheer amount of unexplained events that have taken place throughout the ages…

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EPISODE VIII THUNDERBIRDS: GIANTS OF THE SKY

 The legend of the Thunderbirds is found in a plethora of indigenous cultures of North America and beyond, however most prefer to confine these mythic beasts within the realm of cautionary stories and tall tales to be shared after dark around the crackling fire. But could such giants exist in the skies above during our modern times? Join Into The Portal as we examine a myth of giant proportions!

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EPISODE VI: CURSE OF THE DOPPELGANGER

Coined by German novelist Jean Paul in 1796, the “double-goer” has taken on a mass of variations throughout human history. Referred to as the ‘cowalker’ in Scottish folklore, the Vardoger in Norse mythology, and the Fetch by the Irish tradition, Doppelgängers have walked this earth from the times of the ancient cultures up to present day…

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