Tom Baker

Author of Haunted Indianapolis , Indiana Ghost Folklore, Scary Urban Legends, Midwest Maniacs, Midwest UFOs and Beyond, Scary Urban Legends, 50 Famous Fables and Folk Tales Notorious Crimes of the Upper Midwest : 

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Last Caress
a month ago
Necrophilia, like incest, cannibalism and other taboo practices, is a subject both forbidden and tawdry—attracting those low spirits who wish to be titillated by the morbid and revolting excesses of t...
The Hairy Ones Shall Dance
2 months ago
Note: The title of this essay is inspired by the title of a story in the anthology 'Lonely Vigils' by Manly Wade Wellman. It might be wise to begin with a few prefatory remarks about such legends as t...
The Castle and Krug
2 months ago
Back about a million years ago, when my buddy Buff and I used to peddle our badass selves around Gas City, Indiana, in and out of what were, at the time, called "video cassette shops," the order of a ...
No Exit
3 months ago
Surface, surface, surface... The secret of this review is that it will be a little less than a review. Instead, I suppose it's simply another in a long line of my interminable essays. Whatever the cas...
The (Old) New Flesh
4 months ago
Film critic the late Roger Ebert once famously quipped that the colors of the movie Videodrome were mostly "those of dried blood." That was perhaps overstating things, but not by much. It is, at any r...
The Black Corridor
4 months ago
Time is a damned thing. It circles back around on itself, like a snake eating its own tail. Sometimes, events that have transpired, long ago, seem to repeat themselves, as events realign themselves, a...