Real-life monsters, Urban Legends

The truth behind the Christmas monster, Krampus

In every legend, there’s an element of truth. So what is the truth behind the anti-Santa, Krampus? For the uninitiated, Krampus is the half-demon, half-goat companion of St Nicholas whose name derives from the German word Krampen, meaning ‘claw’. He bears horns, fur, fangs and a long tongue, and he carries chains, bells and a… Continue reading The truth behind the Christmas monster, Krampus

Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends

5 Christmas Conspiracies and Urban Legends – X Factor, Santa and mince pies made from human flesh

’Tis the season. But like all things good and jolly, Christmas has its share of secrets lurking beneath the tinsel. In the first of a two-part article, I’m looking at some festive urban legends and conspiracy theories… 1. Santa Claus is actually Satan Claim – Santa is actually Satan in disguise. The big giveaways are: Santa… Continue reading 5 Christmas Conspiracies and Urban Legends – X Factor, Santa and mince pies made from human flesh