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.
When I first started this website, finding material to write about was pretty easy, especially when it came to this site’s most popular category, Ghostly Pics.
From years of casual paranormal reading, I had a mental list of the infamous purported paranormal photos I wanted to write about: The Toys R Us Ghost, The Tulip Staircase Ghosts, The strange figure captured on CCTV from Hampton Court and of course, the photograph this site has become most ‘famous’ for covering, The Amityville Ghost Boy.
However, one photograph, which happened to be one of the creepiest pics I had ever laid eyes on, eluded me. Not because it did not have a great story behind it or because the image was not available to me, but because News From The Spirit World has always taken a skeptical approach to the paranormal, albeit with a ‘I want to believe’ attitude as well.
Recently this photo appeared on Reddit’s /r/creepy sub, and it came with an explanation in the comments about a picture that still gives me the chills every time I look into the eyes of this almost demonic looking old woman.
It gets creepier when you realize this image may have been the last thing a man saw before he vanished off the face of the Earth.
Halloween is that time of year when we all get to be a little weird.
We get to dress up and play pretend and if your of the right age (and sometimes not), you can go door to door for sugar drenched sweets that have no nutritional value and if you believe the legends could also be poisoned as well.
Everything in moderation is good including the strange and the horrifying but sometimes these things can go too far.
The ‘Halloween Whopper‘ from fast food monolith Burger King and the rampant press over the fact that the specialty burger can make one’s poop turn green is one such example of this sort of indulgence taken beyond it’s proper limit.
Cats and the internet.
They go together like bread and butter, milk and cereal and any internet based comment page and incessant trolling.
Now we have a cat named Loki who while not the brother of Thor and as far as I know is not a megalomaniac dictator,he does have the teeth of the un-dead.
This week, Loki has become a internet sensation, but there is an account in Japanese folklore of an actual vampire cat…