I’m a firm believer that truth seeds fiction. Here’s a little proof to back that up…
Hypertrichosis, or Werewolf Syndrome, is a medical condition in which thick hair grows in unusual places. Like their face and hands. You know, because their genes apparently like social Siberia. Can anyone say Cousin Itt? (on a random note, those blacked-out eyes will absolutely prevent me from recognizing this person in public)
Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or Vampire Syndrome, is an actual allergy to sunlight. Thankfully they aren’t true vampires, just unfortunate souls—obsession with blood is reserved for the true crazies.
Cotard’s Delusion, Walking Corpse Syndrome, makes victims believe they are either dead or missing limbs. There’s a recent story that shows this disorder is alive and well (pun intended). Medical condition aside, what the hell is our fascination with zombies?
I love horror. Movies, books, short stories, spider pranks, you name it, I love it.
I’m especially fond of the horror nature developed with no help from us. Can’t get much better than the sickening realization that in their environment, we’re not the top of the food chain.
1) Giant Croc. Did you know there are both fresh and salt-water crocs? Jaws and this guy could be best buds.
2) Giant squid. Jules Verne. Doesn’t get any creepier. Though making one out of legos is now on my bucket list.
3) The Iraq Camel Spider. Someone brought this topic up last night at my writer’s group, and like an idiot I came home and googled it. I am so glad I’m not in the military.
4) Sigourney Weaver’s Alien parasite. Oh, wait, my bad. That’s a Wolf Fish. An actual, real-life animal that resides about 300 feet down in colder European waters. Snorkel at your own risk.
5) Finally, I give this guy bonus creepy points. Not only is he quite freaky looking, he hides in plain sight under a shell. That’s right, this is a turtle without a shell. Well done, turtle dude, well done.
My jaw literally dropped open. The kid’s pretty cute, too.
Evidence that a complete head transplant is possible. Wow. Just wow.