The Occult Section - 1000th Post

1000th Post: Thank You!

I don’t typically like self-congratulatory stuff. Especially when it comes to silly things, like my little paranormal blog. But I couldn’t help but notice that this is our 1000th post on here, and that felt pretty cool to me. The blog has been a passion project of mine for years now. It started as a […]

Yule Cat

The Very Hungry Yule Cat of Iceland

Around this time of year, the inimitable Krampus tends to steal the spooky holiday spotlight. But that horned monster in league with Santa isn’t the only Christmas cryptid. In fact, he might not even be the worst. With the wonderfully Icelandic name of Jólakötturinn, the fanged Yule Cat is not a beast to be trifled with. In fact, when it […]

Issie, the lake monster of Japan

Issie: The Matriarch Sea Serpent

For this week’s cryptozoological tale, let’s travel to the islands of Japan for a rather somber yarn. As you might already know, some folklore is rooted in profoundly sad origins. So goes the story of Issie, Japan’s most mythical water-dwelling creature. Way back before she embraced her fate as a legendary sea serpent–a heavy burden all […]

The Tatzelwurm

Allow me to introduce the Tatzelwurm. He’s a pleasant sort of fellow who haunts places like Austria, Germany, and the Alps region, thus earning the appropriate moniker of the Alps Dragon. And with a nickname like that, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this charming cryptid. So what, might you wonder, does this […]

The Chickcharney

This post marks the first in a new series on folklore. I’ll be exploring how local tales and regional legends fit into our understanding of the paranormal and cryptozoology. This is culture… at its weirdest and snarkiest. On the Bahaman island of Andros creeps a creature so fearsome it can turn your head around. Literally […]

The Authors

Jason Stroming | E-Mail Jason is the creator and the main author of The Occult Section. He has been researching and investigating the paranormal for 15 years now, his interest in the paranormal beginning at an early age, when he would watch such shows as In Search Of… and read books like “The Encyclopedia of […]