Certain film and television theme tunes just stick in your head the same way a popcorn hull might get stuck in your teeth.
No matter how you try to wiggle and maneuver it out of your mind, it seems it has come to stay like an uninvited guest.
There are plenty to choose from too: Jaws, Star Wars, Dallas and my personal favorite of the bunch, Doctor Who.
Another would be the iconic James Bond theme, usually credited to multiple award winning composer John Barry.
However, recently I stumbled on a short article that claims the tunes haunting melody might have actually been composed by a ghost.
We all know we gotta go sometime, and for many who get lucky enough to reach old age, they will live out the last years of their lives in some kind of senior care or assisted living facility.
Being that these locations would have been the site of numerous deaths during it’s time of operation, it should come as no surprise if one or two good ghost stories are tucked in there as well.
Such a story has come out of Grand Haven, Michigan, where nurses who work the second shift at the Grand Haven Assisted Living Facility say the ghost of a former deceased resident has come back to stay, along with numerous other strange occurrences.
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.
Ghosts and spirits are not always Humans returning from the dead.
Animal ghosts are just as common as Human ones and one paranormal investigator believes he has captured a phantom kitty cat on video at the infamous Shanley Hotel.
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.
The reasons behind this rise may not be shocking, but some the results might surprise some people, especially those skeptical of the paranormal.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including their paranormal tales and urban legends. Why have just one ghost when it could be a whole school bus of children, who tragically got hit by a train while crossing a set of tracks just outside San Antonio?
That is the basis for one of the most interesting tales of paranormal activity in the modern era as well as one of the most captivating photographs of purported ghostly phenomena.
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.
Huang Jianjun decided that he had many skills that he could use in China’s Guangzhou, Guangdong Province to rid the area of paranormal activity.
One of the tools he decided to use to combat ghosts was his penis.
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.
One of my obsessions is reading non-fiction material on paranormal and spiritual topics, especially those about spirit communication, specifically. When each book is done, I take pride and conduct a shelving ceremony (I’m usually the only one who attends). One of the greatest problems one could have (in my opinion) is to have to buy a new bookshelf to make room for more books. I own every book I’ve read and haven’t caved into the e-book craze yet. It will be a while… and it gets expensive… but I think the loss of physical books is a very sad thing. Look at me being off topic already.
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate the birth of the United States then by talking about some of the more paranormal connections shared by our presidents and those around them.
There are the ghosts connected to former presidents, such as the ghost of the man who sold most of Washington D.C. to the US Government, David Burns. There is also the infamous ghost of slain President Abraham Lincoln, who has been seen by future presidents and first ladies as well as distinguished guests.
Another paranormal connection to Washington D.C. is the mysterious connection between Lincoln and John F Kennedy, another president taken down by an assassins bullet while in office.
There are countless ghost stories that come from England, which should not come as a surprise as the area is as rich in historical architecture as it is in ghost stories.
Proof is needed however for any story that borders on the unbelievable, like ghosts or other paranormal activity.Using that criteria the Tulip Staircase photograph may count among the very best evidence of ghosts and life after death.
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.
The Plough Pub in the Village of Prestbury in Cheltenham, England has become a place where the spirits are not just in the wine and lager.
Pub owner Cathy Richards claims that she has multiple ghosts haunting The Plough and she called in a psychic medium to find out just who was staying at her establishment past closing time.
This infamous ghost image took the internet by storm in 2003. It was originally published in the Chicago Sun-Times on December 21st of that year and was said to be a still of CCTV footage from the Hampton Court Palace, located on the Thames river in London, England.
Although the Hampton Court is ripe with tales of ghostly apparitions and strange occurrences, the picture of the robed figure was immediately a topic for debate for both believers and skeptics alike.
Was it an excellent ghost photograph or a clever hoax?
Over the years, the story of what happened to the Lutz family over twenty-eight days in 1975/1976 has taken on a life all its own.
Countless films, books, websites and television programs have been devoted to either getting to the bottom of the haunting and the infamous DeFeo murders that preceded it, or using inspiration from the case to inspire fiction.
Numerous debates and conspiracy theories have surfaced about the case on everything from how all six murder victims were found shot, most of them face down in their beds, to the credibility of the infamous Amityville ‘ghost boy’ photo.
A recent news item published on The Jamaica Online Star website claims that a house was burnt to the ground by a naughty spirit in Junction, Jamaica.
The fire, which was also confirmed by the Junction Police Department, seems to have been blamed on a poltergeist like entity that has been haunting the family in that home for weeks, according to local residents.
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.