Cryptids of Ohio, Expertly Illustrated

A new exhibit at the Rutherford B. Hayes presidential library features a slew of legendary creatures that purportedly haunt the Buckeye State. Atlas Obscura has the details, and you need to click through to see the paintings by Dan Chudzinski, historian and special-effects artist, who has rendered a number of these creatures in superb detail.

Celtic Otherworld(s)

Dr. Gwilym Morus-Baird knows a thing or two about conceptions of the Otherworld in Celtic cultures, and he shares it in this video.

I’ve long been fascinated with the idea of a strange, mystical world running parallel to our own. It is the basis of my “Into the Wonder” series and also features in my current work-in-progress, Shadow of the King.