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Secrets of the Strater Hotel

When I first moved to Durango, I got into a conversation with a group of locals about our experiences with ghosts, and someone mentioned the Strater Hotel. Then, all at once, everyone felt it was their duty to tell me the various urban legends about Durango’s most historic hotel: the ghost prostitute, the hiding places for...

You can now buy John Wayne Gacy’s former murder property

Weird crime story alert: You can now purchase John Wayne Gacy’s suburban Illinois property – ya know, the one where he buried the bodies of 29 of his victims.

To be clear, Gacy’s original home was understandably destroyed in 1979. The land, on which a new house was built, is what is for sale for a grand total of...

Pokémon Go continues reign of chaos: Players disrupt Loveland wedding

Years after Pokémon Go was released, the wildly popular app is still causing chaos and we’re here for it.

On October 12, players met at a Loveland, Colo. park for the October Pokémon Go Community Day – an event where fans gather to catch em’ all, or at least rare Pokémon. According to Denver Post, unfortunately, this...

A look at Arizona’s for-profit cadaver industry

Warning: This story contains graphic content. “Death. It doesn’t have to be boring,” Mary Roach wrote in her book, “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.” The New York Times bestselling author wasn’t off in her assessment. These days, you don’t have to just be buried or...

Get outta town: Meet Clayton – the most haunted town in New Mexico

New Mexico is full of creepy legends and lore but one small town, it seems, has managed to top all the other stories.

Clayton, New Mexico, located just 200 miles northeast of Albuquerque, was deemed the most haunted town in the state by the New Mexico Tourism Department in 2018. Apparently, there’s a lot that goes into...

Edible review: Forbidden Fruit

Real talk: If I had been in the Garden of Eden, you can almost bet your ass I would have taken a big ol’ bite of that forbidden fruit that Eve indulged in, even knowing that it would relegate all of mankind to a life of leaf underwear. I’m just that kind of idiot.

Considering my penchant for making biblically dumb...

“Judy,” Rupert Goold’s Garland biopic, doesn’t do the legendary actress any justice

The thing with biopics is that the more famous and beloved the person being portrayed, the higher the standards – and more biting the criticisms – will most likely be. Judy Garland is one of the most famous and beloved women to have ever graced the silver screen, and because of this, there have been a ton of biographies and...

Air Force major claims he shot alien in new book, “Strange Craft”

Aliens might not be as immune to humans as we might think they are. This is, anyway, according to Air Force Major George Filer III, an 84-year-old and retiree, in a new book titled “Strange Craft: The True Story of an Air Force Intelligence Officer’s Life with UFOs,” written by John L. Guerra.

In the book, Filer, a...

These UFO videos are real, the US Navy says

UFOs are real. OK, duh, we already knew that but the US Navy is FINALLY agreeing with us.

The US Navy confirmed footage showing UFOs zipping around is indeed real, according to CNN. Of course, they’re not saying what those flying saucers are or even what they think they are but they’re not about to be spewing alien...

Did these two bowhunters see aliens in Taos, New Mexico?

Donald Trump believes he is “the chosen one,” child-rapist Roman Polanski won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival, and now there’s killer slime taking over beaches in France. So, it seems inevitable that an alien race could be closing in on us or, at the very least, they are showing up in Taos, New...

The fall of Satan’s Den: 17 years after his death, the Toy Box Killer’s accomplice is free from prison

Warning: This article contains disturbing descriptions of violence, sexual assault, and rape against women. If you need to reach out, there is 24-hour support for survivors through Durango’s Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO) at 970-259-3074 or nationally through RAINN at...

Fall festivities we highly recommend you dig your flannels out for

Summer is slipping away and fall is dropping in. While we are self-admitted autumn weather fanatics, we all know that precious time will last about two weeks before it starts snowing again. We’re still so sick of snow.

Anyway, time to dig out your flannel and head to these fall events in the Four Corners.

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