Cult of Weird was launched in 2010 by Charlie Hintz as an excuse to visit strange places, collect morbid objects, keep up with weird and offbeat news from around the world, and dig through dusty old books to unearth true stories of the bizarre, mysterious and unexplained throughout history. The Cult has since grown into a thriving community of curious minds, serving up daily oddities to over 1 million visitors annually.
Cult of Weird content has been featured by Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central’s @Midnight, National Geographic, Rue Morgue, Portals to Hell on Travel Channel, the Lore podcast, author Neil Gaiman, and even Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark.
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Cult of Weird Contributors
J. Nathan Couch
J. Nathan Couch, currently a Wisconsin resident, grew up in the foothills of Northeast Georgia’s Appalachian Mountains. Given the area’s rich tradition of ghost stories and folklore, it’s no wonder he developed a passion for the bizarre and the unexplained. He is the author of Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? which was named “Best Weird Cryptid Book of 2014” by International Cryptozoology Museum founder Loren Coleman.
Rod began writing freelance in 1984. A horror buff, Rod became a correspondent for Fangoria from 1986-2014. He writes for a wide variety of magazines including Fangoria, Gorezone, Famous Monsters of Filmland, FilmFax, RetroFan and Scary Monsters, of which he is a regular contributor. Rod is a Maine native, and has lived there most of his life.