Beginning in the 19th century, the purpose of a ghoul was to steal bodies for medical research. Prior to that time, ghouls lived largely in the myths and legends of different cultures as supernatural beings that ate corp... More »

Roswell, New Mexico, is the site of a supposed UFO crash in 1947, and a 1990s alien autopsy video purports to show alien bodies retrieved from the crash. Area 51 is allegedly where the government stores and researches al... More »

People believed in witchcraft in the 17th century because they needed a way to explain the unexplainable, according to the BBC. When situations came up that could not be explained due to the lack of scientific and medica... More »

The mythical demon known as a succubus has appeared in Hebrew, Arabic and Indian texts since the 13th century. The succubus is commonly depicted as a female demon who assumes the form of a woman in order to seduce men du... More » World View Paranormal

Flagella help cellular bodies, such as sperm and bacteria, move through liquid. Flagella, like cilia, are composed of microtubules that are connected to the plasma membrane. More »

The purpose of the spoils system in American politics of the 19th century was to ensure a partisan power base for office holders and reward political party allies, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. By purging pol... More »

The Transient Occupancy Tax, commonly known as a “hotel” or “bed” tax, acts as an additional source of tax revenue to local government bodies, states the Santa Cruz County Treasurer. It applies to any individual who rent... More » Business & Finance Taxes