Tag Archives: dark


Elementary School Riddles

Background:  My informant, NK, is 19 years old and of South Korean descent from both her mother and father’s sides of the family. Her grandparents live close to her, so she spends a lot of time with them. She is very passionate about cooking. Even though she is majoring in biochemical engineering at UC Berkeley,… Continue Reading »

Italian Proverb: “Old Age is Trouble”

Is there something of a proverb that comes to mind from home? J.A. – “La vecchia e una rogne; ma si non l’arrive, e una veregogna.” (Italian) Translates to: Old age is trouble; but if you don’t get there, it’s a shame. J.A. – “My parents’ people were farmers in Italy.  This saying has a… Continue Reading »

Bay Area Ghost Story

Informant EB is 52 years old and recounted the story of a paranormal encounter he experienced last fall: Have you ever experienced anything that you would consider to be of supernatural origins? “As a matter of fact, I have. First some backstory. When my wife and I were purchasing our home we were told by the realtor… Continue Reading »

Do not respond to voices

Informant Background: The informant was born in rural parts of China called Hainan. She lived there with her grandparents where she attended elementary school. She moved to the United States when she was thirteen. She speaks both Chinese and English. She lives in Los Angeles with her mother but travels back to visit her relatives… Continue Reading »