Yoga, Harry Potter, and Twilight are the causes of an upsurge in demonic possession, according to Father Cesare Truqui, successor of Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist for some 25 years.
Twilight I can believe – but yoga?
Okay, so it’s not solely Twilight he calls “Satanic”; it’s anything that portrays vampires or demons as something desirable or in any way sexy. Let’s hope he’s never read Vampirella! (more…)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray is only in his second year pitching for a Major League Baseball club, but at twenty-four years old already shows promise to be a major contributor to his team.
While surely Jon Gray will still be throwing sliders and acquiring strike outs for years to come, he also has an interest in paranormal investigation, which he does in his spare time away from baseball.
Gray formed his interest from his own encounter with the paranormal, which happened when he was just ten years old.
That experience made Jon Curious enough to trade in his pitcher’s mitt for a tape recorder and K2 reader in the off season…
Peckish? You might be eyeing up a piece of candy found behind the sofa, wondering what its “best before” date is, whether you could still eat it without catching the lurgy.
Alternatively, if you head to the National Museum of Ireland, you could get a lick of a 2,000-year-old block of bog butter which some experts think could still be edible.
Now that is a way to make any meal more interesting and if your having a bruch or dinner party it makes for a great conversation piece.
Actress Jessica Chastain, whose credits include films such as The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, encountered a ghost while filming her most recently released work: The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
While staying in a house near where the film was being made in London, Chastain believes she made contact with a ghost, one that seems to like to play with electricity and has a tendency to keep the living residents of the house awake at night.
Chastain spoke about her paranormal experience while a guest on The Late Late Show With James Corden:
A school in Kelantan, Malaysia was shut down last week after students and staff reported the presence of a ‘Djinn’ or ghost.
SKM Pengkalan Chepa 2 school has now reopened after a few exorcisms by holy men and a witch doctor.
The ghost was caught on a camera phone by a student at SKM Pengkalan and was posted to Twitter under the screen name @PhilipGolingai.
The reason for the haunting has been lain at the feet of an interesting party…the children who attend the school.
Usually I don’t post many news items that involve individual paranormal investigators or groups unless they have captured something interesting, but in this case I wanted to point out this story as it someone within the community doing something for a charitable cause.
Thomas Warrington from Sleaford will spend 24 hours in a haunted nuclear bunker from the 1950’s to raise money for Cancer Research UK in May of this year.
The bunker, which is one hundred and twenty-five feet below ground was decommissioned in the 1990’s and now is used for historical tours. The bunker can be entered from a passageway from the cottage that sits above it in Essex.
Warrington seems to be excited about the opportunity as well, judging from his statements about the upcoming charity event:
We previously reported on a study that involved both the United States and the U.K. that stated that half of those surveyed in both regions believed in ghosts and the paranormal.
Recently a similar analysis has arisen that focuses on British people that identify as part of the Christian religion and the results while not too shocking do show a change in the belief systems in the Western world.
The analysis was published on YouGov on March 26th and focused on YouGov profiles of twelve-thousand users who identify with the Christian religion and a control group of Thirty-nine-thousand British subjects to represent the overall population.
Results are rather interesting as there seems to be in the data a definite push away from traditional religion as well as showing a sample of how the British feel about ghosts and other paranormal activity, in relation to one of the largest Western faiths.
This week they released word that the stamps would make their debut in self proclaimed ‘Halloween Capital of the World,’ Anoka, Minnesota, which celebrates the holiday with events like large parades, a fitness walk and a house decorating contest.
Choosing Anoka might have been a no brainer for the Postal Service, as the town has an interesting history with the holiday that has gone on for almost one hundred years…
The Daily Star reported that four-hundred and sixteen people called Manchester’s emergency ‘999’ phone line to reports ghost sightings in the last five years.
Although it only gave a brief glimpse into the calls themselves they are jam packed with spirits from homicidal ghosts, to a picture of a little ghost girl and a woman who claimed someone turned her son into a witch.
Sounds more like 666 then 999 to me.