The act of Human beings trying to contact the dead on the other side has become a common part of paranormal research over the years.
Whether it be raps on a wall or table, direct communication through a psychic or automatic writing, spirit communication really collided with the general public since the talking board or ‘Ouija’ board was created in the late 19th century.
Since then many a horrifying tale, both fiction and non, has started with a group of friends using the tool to communicate with the great beyond.
The slow and painful act of waiting for the ghost to actually spell out his message seemed a bit out of date however to an enterprising trio who have brought ‘Emoji’ to the Ouija mojo.
It started with a vision of using little graphical pictures on the board for the spirits to communicate with the living.
Ever wanted to know if the ghost in your house was in love, happy, sad, was trying to tell you about an old Indian burial ground or was in a murderous rage in hardly no time and via a cute ghost cartoon your kids will adore?
Your prayers may have been answered.
If you grew up in the last half century or so, the tradition of checking your Halloween candy after coming home from Trick or Treating was a commonplace event of your childhood.
There could be a razor blade stuck in your Taffy Apple or a loose wrapper on your peanut butter cup that may mean poison.
Like most things though, especially those connected to a holiday like Halloween, truth is often stranger (and sometimes scarier) then fiction.
The first question is: Has a child ever died from candy connected to the holiday of Halloween?
That fact stated, the truth behind the fear of a murderer targeting children through poisoned holiday sweets is a bit more complex and interesting…
Being an infamous criminal in the prison system can lead to many different kinds of encounters.
For many men and women who had their names splashed across the nation after their crimes were discovered this can lead to dangerous and life threatening situations, such as when Charles Manson was set on fire in a California institution in 1984.
However, sometimes these individuals are able to pretty much live their lives like any other prisoner to the outside observer, at least until the cases that made them famous are brought back out for the odd crime documentary or two.
Ronald DeFeo never quite did escape the lime light, not because of the tragic events of November 1974 when he killed not only both his parents but his four siblings as well, but because the house the murders were committed in on Ocean Ave in Amityville, Long Island would later become the setting for one of the greatest paranormal stories ever told.
The Amityville Horror became a force of it’s own in the paranormal world and the horror movie genre, spawning a legacy of books, films and documentary projects that try to shed light on the twenty-eight days the Lutz family spent in this apparent haunted house.
Naturally the house being the site of a multiple murder was thought to be one of the possible causes of the events that took place at the residence and at one time Ronald DeFeo even tried to fit the spooky scenario into one of his many version of what happened that night in 1974.
None the less. there is a man behind the myth, a man who gets up each morning to the routine of prison while serving his six twenty-five year to life sentences for his henious murder.
A man convicted robber turned author and journalist Daniel Genis got to know during his stay at Green Haven Correctional Facility…
Emma Stone is known for her roles in such films as Easy A, The Help, Zombieland and The Amazing Spider-Man series.
She is also apparently a believer in ghosts, magic and the paranormal.
Recently Emma Stone went on The Late Show With David Letterman and told the iconic host that the ghost of her grandfather visits her to this day…he evens leaves Emma quarters as gifts…
The music world has plenty of session players and background vocalists that you have probably never heard of but have been on some of your favorite albums and singles.
Invaluable as they are, these session artists are so far out of the spot light they may as well be dead.
However, pop sensation Lorde has ‘Tweeted’ that a strange humming on session takes for her upcoming album were possibly caused by ghosts in the studio.
Ghosts seem to be everywhere today, from television shows to board games, pod casts to the internet.
Now they are even on your currency and on your stamps…
The Canadian Royal mint recently revealed a special coin and stamp design that bears the likeness of the ‘Ghost Bride’, the spirit that haunts the halls of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada, on the grounds of the Fairmont National park.
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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.