The Librarian

The Librarian
What are cryptids? In matters of the monstrum, a species capable of assuming the form of a humanoid or animal, naturally preying on humans; mimicking moral and social behavior as not to be discovered. Perhaps a doctor, butcher or school principle; these creatures masquerade as persons while seeking out human game for food and sport.

Filipino Aswang (Werewolf & Vampire Hybrid) Attacks A Local Policeman

Filipino Aswang (Werewolf & Vampire Hybrid) Attacks A Local Policeman

If you’ve been reading Monstrum Athenaeum for bit, you’ve no doubt realized we believe monsters are real and we do our best to bring you stories from around the world of sightings and historical reports while trying to have a little fun. We specifically focus on werewolves, vampires, and zombies for many reasons but primarily because the legends of these …

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Graves Found in Ireland Belonged to Real Life Zombies

Graves Found in Ireland Belonged to Real Life Zombies

Scientists digging in Ireland have uncovered what they believe to be the corpses of real life zombies buried in the 8th century.  The discovery was made in Kilteasheen near Knockvicar in County Roscommon during a series of digs from 2005-2009. The zombie skeletons were found with rocks wedged in their mouths and researchers have said this was connected to the …

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Journal Entry – May 4th

I know I said the last time was, well, the last time but its different now. He’s different and amazing and most importantly, normal!

A girl with a problem? I wonder if that’s how I should describe the excerpt I shared with you last week. We all have problems, right? Just some of us have heavier crosses to bear than others and we sometimes loose perspective on what really matters to ourselves and quite frankly to those around us. What of the boy, Brendan? …

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Too Bad Zombies Can’t Sue for Royalties

Zombie Cheerleader / Zombie Walk 2012

Zombies have taken over the world, and fans of the monstrous creations are simply happy to give them full rein. Whether you go to the movies or turn on your T.V. you’re bound to see the animated corpses wreaking havoc.  The Exploitation of Zombies Monstrous trends such as vampires, witches, gargoyles and wizards typically have a shelf life. However, shows …

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Dear Sarah

I know I said the last time was, well, the last time but its different now. He’s different and amazing and most importantly, normal!

As you are no doubt very well aware, I am a collector of very specific types of history. I’m proud to say I’m reasonably discriminate about the variety and sources of my collections which is why, in part; I’m comfortable sharing this knowledge with you. In a way, I trust you because I believe we hunger for answers to the …

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The Werewolf Killer

The killer had been nicknamed the Werewolf Killer by the press because he only killed families on nights the moon was full.

Gerald Burns was a criminal profiler and had been called in by the police chief to look at a crime scene. Just like countless times before, he drove to the residence, parked his car and headed to the house to look at the murders. He got to the front door and was pushed aside by one of the cops who ran past him to puke by …

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A Brief History Of The Yeti (Abominable Snowman)

1951 Photograph of Abominable Snowman Tracks

The Yeti, also commonly known as the Abominable Snowman, is a humanoid cryptid from the Himalayan areas of Nepal and Tibet.  The name “Abominable Snowman” came into use in 1921 when Charles Howard-Bury led an expedition to Mount Everest and in his book, Mount Everest The Reconnaissance, 1921, referred to tracks made by an unknown creature the locals called ‘metoh-kangmi’ …

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The 10 Most Commonly Believed Vampire Curses

Vampire afraid of the sun

Vampires are cryptids steeped in legend and mystery which, really, is what Monstrum Athenaeum is all about. Dating back thousands of years, vampires have both terrified us and captured our imaginations. Vampire lore has been cobbled together from the fragments of whispers and dark tales. Hard to verify but equally hard to dismiss, their lore is based on those written or spoken accounts of events handed …

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The 10 Best Zombie Movies

Shaun of the Dead

There are more zombie movies floating around the world today than a werewolf has fleas; some are great and some not so much. Along with all those zombie movies comes lots of zombie types, most of them watered-down derivatives. On one end of the spectrum, you’ve got the slow walking (moaning), rigor mortis undead, and on the other end, the Olympian fast-running (screaming) types. Beyond …

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