Halloween is a time for some creepy urban legends, most of which are more fiction then fact.
Recently, I wrote about my own Halloween related childhood urban legend for the Dolphin Talk newspaper out of Seadrift, Texas. It involved a reported ‘Witch’ who pulled kids inside her house when they went Trick or Treating.
This of course, was all hogwash, rubbish and fantasy.
It has been said however that truth can be stranger then fiction.
Healthy debate on the question of whether ghosts really exist or not has been going on forever. Skeptics and believers alike have taken sides many times before on this matter, both in public and private.
To make real progress on any subject matter that has as much data and points of view as ghosts and the paranormal in general, the debate itself should follow a regimen of ground rules so healthy debate does not degenerate into something non productive.
Such as stabbing a man in the chest with a pair of Barber’s scissors.
Three men were arrested on Thanksgiving night when a passing police patrol car spotted flashlights in the window of a photography studio located in reputedly haunted a civil war era building.
A primary school in Bungoma County, Kenya was closed late last month after multiple girls between the ages of seven and twelve began to exhibit strange behavior such as fainting, seizures, tics and other involuntary movements.
A forty-nine year old man from Detroit stole the corpse of his recently deceased ninety-three year old father with the intention of bringing his father back to life.
Clowns are a real psychological fear for some people and although they are not paranormal in the least, I just had to share this story trending currently from the UK.
It seems that someone is dressing up as a clown in Northampton and is stalking the streets at night, just waiting to be ‘spotted.’
He even has his own Facebook page and has invited everything from praise to death threats as the story circulates around the world.
Certainly one of the biggest ‘signs’ of a ghost or haunting are strange noises in the middle of the night. Hearing bumps and knocks during usual sleeping hours is classic paranormal fare, and it is one of those factors that can really divide opinion about the existence of ghosts.
Mostly because so many other things can cause creepy noises that make the mind jump over any rational thoughts and believe their home is haunted.
We have told this tale in this space before, but now another case out of the Middle East, where two teenage lovers were mistaken for a pair of unruly spirits.
While illegal recreational drugs might make you see ghosts, this is the first time I have ever heard of them being connected to their sale or manufacture.
Sonny Clay Hyatt called 911 dispatch in Caldwell County, North Carolina on Monday when he got lost in a wooded area off of Goat Farm Road. Hyatt informed police at the time that he was out in the woods with two friends investigating local ghost stories about that particular area.
Later, it would be revealed the only ‘horrors’ in the woods were three methamphetamine addicts cooking the drug out in the woods as they were afraid it might blow up if done indoors.
A woman in China’s Anhui Province had an experience more scary then most hauntings when she became trapped between a building and a wall.
The woman’s plight was prolonged by the fact that her cries for help were thought to be from a ghost.
The Loch Ness Monster has been one of the most enduring myths of the last two centuries. In fact, the legend may be even older if you take into account the supposed sighting by St Columba in the 6th Century Ever since the first modern age sighting of a ‘log like’ object by D MacKenzie in 1871 speculations about what might be lurking in the depths of the 263 thousand million cubic feet of water that constitutes the largest body of water in the whole of the United Kingdom. Attempts to discover the truth of the matter have even extended so far as to an ambitious one million pound (~$1,524,674) project to scan the entire Loch using sonar called Operation Deepscan.
It seems that at times, marijuana and the paranormal go hand in hand. Although most people might think I’m saying that those seeking Bigfoot or ghosts are smoking some really choice pot, Marijuana has blown it’s smoke in the direction of the paranormal before.
When we talk about ghosts in a factory setting we might be talking about ghost workers, fictional ghosts more terrifying to business leaders and the local government officials then any clanking chains or chilly fingers.
This is not the case however at a garment factory in Bangladesh where one woman claims that a ghost living in the toilet facilitates in the factory made her sick and caused the workers to riot.
A grisly discovery was made earlier this week in the Midwood area of Brooklyn where a body was found in a basement after the foul odor of decomposition alerted the neighbors.
On Monday, June 3rd at around ten PM, the remains of a fifty-seven year old woman was removed from the two family home.
But the curious part is the note that was left near the body that suggested the woman was killed for performing witchcraft.
An amazing photograph taken in Kirtland, Ohio appears to show a ghostly figure behind a small girl battling leukemia at the time the photo was taken.
However, Erin Potter’s mother, Jen, thinks the figure is not that of a spirit from beyond the grave, but rather a vision of the Virgin Mary and for Jen and her family one of the reasons Erin is now cancer free.
Now, after the amazing events in Cleavland, Ohio, where kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were recovered alive after being held captive for years in the home of Ariel Castro, another false prediction comes to light.
Sylvia Browne claimed Amanda Berry was dead on the Montel Williams show in 2004.
While staying in a Soho hotel during a 2009 tour, singer and actress Miley Cyrus claims that she also had a meeting with the supernatural as well, including seeing the ghost of a little boy and doing a little investigative work on the property, a former bakery.
Beer has always gone hand in hand with some of our most beloved pastimes and indulgences, such as billiards and darts, baseball, a nice relaxing trip to the bar or pub after a busy day or pizza.
However, if the makers of Olympia Beer are correct, there maybe another thing that goes along perfectly with beer.
Or more precisely, catching Bigfoot and walking off with a cool one million dollar prize…
I started this site for many reasons….to inform, to educate and because I get news items in my feeds about a ghost that seems intent on stealing some buds of quality marijuana.
See what I mean, where else can you get to write sentences like that one without being high yourself?
Yet that is what one grower of the infamous green leafed plant claims happened recently in his greenhouse.
Ng Goon Lau, sixty two, used to work the Hong Kong real estate market to his advantage. He had no financial problems and although his path to riches was a bit off the beaten path, it certainly worked like a charm.
Ng bought and sold real estate in one of the most superstitious cities in China, if not the world. So Ng made use of this fact by dealing in property that he could buy at remarkable discounts.
Because the property’s Ng dealt in were said to be haunted.
They say that in space no one can hear you scream… Well, the producers and marketing teams of the Alien franchise of Sci Fi films said that and it became one of the more well known movie taglines of all time. You may not be able to scream in space but it is certainly the most likely place where you might spot aliens.
It has the look of a place where you might expect to find the undead. In fact, St. Mary’s Church in Whitby‘s atmosphere is so heavily drenched in creepiness then it inspired no less then the creator of one of the most iconic horror icons of all time, Bram Stoker and his vampire creation Count Dracula.
Lately, though the village of Whitby has a new problem caused by the church. It’s getting rid of the bones in it’s graveyard spits right into the backyards of Whitby’s residents.
You never can tell what they are going to do once they enter your lives. Cold spots, doors closing, objects tossed across the room, strange sounds like footsteps and voices…and now theft.
At least that seems to be the case for one spirit in Winder, Georgia, who haunts the home of forty year old Debbie Michelle Zamacona. The ghostly criminal reportedly made off with a resume roughly valued at five-thousand dollars and a black and blue blouse, according to a police report.