10/18/2014 - 10 Ancient Books That Promise Supernatural Powers. Humankind has long dabbled in the supernatural, lured by the promise of obtaining power and enlightenment. Several texts have been devoted to this practice, outlining complicated and mysterious rituals that were presented as the key to achieving communion with otherworldly spirits.Source: Listverse

10/18/2014 - 10 Ancient Books That Promise Supernatural Powers.

Humankind has long dabbled in the supernatural, lured by the promise of obtaining power and enlightenment. Several texts have been devoted to this practice, outlining complicated and mysterious rituals that were presented as the key to achieving communion with otherworldly spirits.

Source: Listverse




10/17/2014 - Ghostly Prints, Happenings At Old Oak Square Blamed On ‘Stretch’. Boot prints beat a path frozen in concrete inside the Edie Irons Gallery at Old Oak Square. They begin near the north side of the room and walk straight into the opposite wall. The thing is, no one knows who put them there. Legend has it that during remodeling of the square about 10 years ago, those pouring the concrete couldn’t pour a smooth slab — because someone kept leaving footprints. Not once or twice but three times the concrete was smoothed over, only to have the footprints reappear. “Anytime anything happened, nobody could explain. We blamed it on ‘Stretch,’ our resident ghost,” said Malta Seaton, a former longtime employee of the Foxworth-Galbraith lumber yard, which once was on Main Street.Source: DailyTrib.com

10/17/2014 - Ghostly Prints, Happenings At Old Oak Square Blamed On ‘Stretch’.

Boot prints beat a path frozen in concrete inside the Edie Irons Gallery at Old Oak Square.

They begin near the north side of the room and walk straight into the opposite wall.

The thing is, no one knows who put them there.

Legend has it that during remodeling of the square about 10 years ago, those pouring the concrete couldn’t pour a smooth slab — because someone kept leaving footprints.

Not once or twice but three times the concrete was smoothed over, only to have the footprints reappear.

“Anytime anything happened, nobody could explain. We blamed it on ‘Stretch,’ our resident ghost,” said Malta Seaton, a former longtime employee of the Foxworth-Galbraith lumber yard, which once was on Main Street.

Source: DailyTrib.com




10/16/2014 - Blog Encourages Readers to Develop Their Perspective of ‘Unexplained Phenomena’.Metaphysical Articles blogger Mark Russell Bell is suggesting readers learn more about documented nonfiction cases encompassing ‘unexplained phenomena’ by reading articles at http://metaphysicalarticles.blogspot.com.  He gained insights into paranormal phenomena in 1995 after investigating a contemporary ‘talking poltergeist’ case in rural Oklahoma as chronicled in the nonfiction case study, Testament (1997).Source: Yahoo! Finance

10/16/2014 - Blog Encourages Readers to Develop Their Perspective of ‘Unexplained Phenomena’.

Metaphysical Articles blogger Mark Russell Bell is suggesting readers learn more about documented nonfiction cases encompassing ‘unexplained phenomena’ by reading articles at http://metaphysicalarticles.blogspot.com.  He gained insights into paranormal phenomena in 1995 after investigating a contemporary ‘talking poltergeist’ case in rural Oklahoma as chronicled in the nonfiction case study, Testament (1997).

Source: Yahoo! Finance


10/15/2014 - The Haunted States of America: Iconic Ghosts of the Union (Infographic). As Halloween approaches, we were swapping ghost stories around the ol’ PEOPLE offices. Though we’re based in New York, staffers here come from all over, and so it got us thinking about what we like to call the Haunted States of America: What “ghost story” defines your state? This infographic is assembled from a variety of sources – in some cases, it’s the “most famous” ghost in each state, in others, it’s the one we found the most interesting. Enjoy, and add your own in the comments!Source: People

10/15/2014 - The Haunted States of America: Iconic Ghosts of the Union (Infographic).

As Halloween approaches, we were swapping ghost stories around the ol’ PEOPLE offices. Though we’re based in New York, staffers here come from all over, and so it got us thinking about what we like to call the Haunted States of America: What “ghost story” defines your state?

This infographic is assembled from a variety of sources – in some cases, it’s the “most famous” ghost in each state, in others, it’s the one we found the most interesting. Enjoy, and add your own in the comments!

Source: People




10/14/2014 - Groundskeeper’s Willies As Ghost Appears At Cricket Club. A vicar whose passion for cricket has not been dimmed by the fact he died more than a century ago has been pictured floating about near his old cricket club in a top hat and coat. Bearded man of God Reverend Edward Roberts was a constant presence at the Birmingham club before and after his death in 1891 – but the new image is the first time the undead cricket fan has been caught on camera. Spooked groundskeeper, Trevor Townsend, 66, captured the image of the ghostly cricket fan, who has an unmistakable long, white beard, top hat and long coat.Source: Metro

10/14/2014 - Groundskeeper’s Willies As Ghost Appears At Cricket Club.

A vicar whose passion for cricket has not been dimmed by the fact he died more than a century ago has been pictured floating about near his old cricket club in a top hat and coat.

Bearded man of God Reverend Edward Roberts was a constant presence at the Birmingham club before and after his death in 1891 – but the new image is the first time the undead cricket fan has been caught on camera.

Spooked groundskeeper, Trevor Townsend, 66, captured the image of the ghostly cricket fan, who has an unmistakable long, white beard, top hat and long coat.

Source: Metro




10/14/2014 - Mother Spots ‘Ghost Child’ In Family Snap Of Her Children Climbing A Tree During Day Out. Michelle Mason took a snap of her children climbing a tree on a day out. Later discovered a ‘ghost-child’ standing next to children Sophia and Lee. Says she believes the figure appears to be that of a Victorian child. Adds that it bares a resemblance to previous ghost sightings in the area Source: Mail Online

10/14/2014 - Mother Spots ‘Ghost Child’ In Family Snap Of Her Children Climbing A Tree During Day Out.

Michelle Mason took a snap of her children climbing a tree on a day out. Later discovered a ‘ghost-child’ standing next to children Sophia and Lee. Says she believes the figure appears to be that of a Victorian child. Adds that it bares a resemblance to previous ghost sightings in the area

Source: Mail Online



10/13/2014 - Do Ghosts Exist? Four Theories On Our Fascination With Apparitions.Ghosts sightings have been making headlines recently. The Daily Star has dedicated several front pages to the supposed sighting of “black-eyed ghost children" over the past week; ITV reported that a couple said they had spotted the Grey Lady of Dudley; and the Metro reported a woman’s claims that a ghost was writing letters “using her hands”. It may be because Halloween is approaching, but it seems we remain fascinated by the idea of whether ghosts actually exist. The Guardian has gathered writers from the fields of psychology to religion to think about why.Source: The GuardianImage: Kooky Ghost Child
 

10/13/2014 - Do Ghosts Exist? Four Theories On Our Fascination With Apparitions.

Ghosts sightings have been making headlines recently. The Daily Star has dedicated several front pages to the supposed sighting of “black-eyed ghost children" over the past week; ITV reported that a couple said they had spotted the Grey Lady of Dudley; and the Metro reported a woman’s claims that a ghost was writing letters “using her hands”. It may be because Halloween is approaching, but it seems we remain fascinated by the idea of whether ghosts actually exist. The Guardian has gathered writers from the fields of psychology to religion to think about why.

Source: The Guardian

Image: Kooky Ghost Child

 

10/11/2014 - Archaeologists Suspect Vampire Burial; An Undead Primer. When archaeologists opened an ancient grave at a highway construction site near Gliwice, Poland, they came across a scene from a horror movie: a suspected vampire burial. Interred in the ground were skeletal remains of humans whose severed heads rested upon their legs—an ancient Slavic burial practice for disposing of suspected vampires, in hopes that decapitated individuals wouldn’t be able to rise from their tombs. But the recent Polish discovery isn’t the first time that archaeologists have stumbled upon graves of those thought to be undead. Here’s what science has to tell us about a few of history’s famous revenant suspects.Source: National Geographic

10/11/2014 - Archaeologists Suspect Vampire Burial; An Undead Primer.

When archaeologists opened an ancient grave at a highway construction site near Gliwice, Poland, they came across a scene from a horror movie: a suspected vampire burial.

Interred in the ground were skeletal remains of humans whose severed heads rested upon their legs—an ancient Slavic burial practice for disposing of suspected vampires, in hopes that decapitated individuals wouldn’t be able to rise from their tombs.

But the recent Polish discovery isn’t the first time that archaeologists have stumbled upon graves of those thought to be undead. Here’s what science has to tell us about a few of history’s famous revenant suspects.

Source: National Geographic




10/10/2014 - ‘Ghost’ Of Condemned Criminal Wearing Hangman’s Hood Photographed In Former Prison Cell. A ‘ghost’ has been photographed in a former prison where inmates were hanged hundreds of years ago. The eerie image appears to show the apparition of a condemned criminal wearing a hangman’s hood. It was taken by amateur photographer James Pykett inside the cells at Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice Museum. Source: HuffPo UK

10/10/2014 - ‘Ghost’ Of Condemned Criminal Wearing Hangman’s Hood Photographed In Former Prison Cell.

A ‘ghost’ has been photographed in a former prison where inmates were hanged hundreds of years ago.

The eerie image appears to show the apparition of a condemned criminal wearing a hangman’s hood.

It was taken by amateur photographer James Pykett inside the cells at Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice Museum.

Source: HuffPo UK




10/09/2014 - They ARE Out There: Britons Report Seeing Aliens With ‘Cream-Coloured Bellies’ To Ministry of Defence. A Wigan resident claimed to have seen spaceships carrying the creatures on 17 different occasions. The caller was one of 22 people to have reported alien sightings in the region over the last decade. One panicked resident claimed to have seen a “dome-shaped orange ball of light” take off from a field in Leigh in February 2009. The caller described the transparent object as “organic like a jellyfish”, adding: “You could see its internal workings. It departed swaying left to right and made a droning noise.”Source: Daily Express

10/09/2014 - They ARE Out There: Britons Report Seeing Aliens With ‘Cream-Coloured Bellies’ To Ministry of Defence.

A Wigan resident claimed to have seen spaceships carrying the creatures on 17 different occasions.

The caller was one of 22 people to have reported alien sightings in the region over the last decade.

One panicked resident claimed to have seen a “dome-shaped orange ball of light” take off from a field in Leigh in February 2009.

The caller described the transparent object as “organic like a jellyfish”, adding: “You could see its internal workings. It departed swaying left to right and made a droning noise.”

Source: Daily Express




10/08/2014 - World’s 9 Most Haunted Tourist Destinations. The Halloween season is here and you don’t have to seek out a modern-day manufactured fright house for a scare. Mystery shrouds many famous tourist destinations that have been around for centuries, and where the ghosts of the people who once walked their streets and halls still linger. Whether it’s a castle in Ireland, an island in Mexico or a collection of underground tunnels in Paris, check out these creepiest destinations.Source: Fox News

10/08/2014 - World’s 9 Most Haunted Tourist Destinations.

The Halloween season is here and you don’t have to seek out a modern-day manufactured fright house for a scare.

Mystery shrouds many famous tourist destinations that have been around for centuries, and where the ghosts of the people who once walked their streets and halls still linger.

Whether it’s a castle in Ireland, an island in Mexico or a collection of underground tunnels in Paris, check out these creepiest destinations.

Source: Fox News


10/08/2014 - Taiwan’s Elderly Vs Ghost-Fearing Landlords. Mr Du lived in a rental apartment in Taipei alone for several years while suffering from mouth cancer. After he died, his landlady swiftly went on a door-knock mission, informing the neighbours, including this writer, that he did not in fact pass away in the apartment - but rather while he had been out on a one-day joyride in eastern Taiwan. The landlady breathed a sigh of relief. If Du’s body had been found in the house, the value of her property would have taken a thorough beating. In Taiwan’s capital Taipei, a real estate investment frenzy driven by affluent China-based expatriates has made the average house cost more than 15 times the average annual household income. It goes without saying, then, that many low and middle-income Taiwanese have been having a hard time finding a roof over their heads. But for Taiwan’s elderly, the task of renting a home is almost insurmountable. As in many superstitious Asian societies, many landlords fear the death of a tenant could bring a revengeful ghost, who would then turn the property into a hot potato on the housing market.Source: Al Jazeera

10/08/2014 - Taiwan’s Elderly Vs Ghost-Fearing Landlords.

Mr Du lived in a rental apartment in Taipei alone for several years while suffering from mouth cancer. After he died, his landlady swiftly went on a door-knock mission, informing the neighbours, including this writer, that he did not in fact pass away in the apartment - but rather while he had been out on a one-day joyride in eastern Taiwan.

The landlady breathed a sigh of relief. If Du’s body had been found in the house, the value of her property would have taken a thorough beating.

In Taiwan’s capital Taipei, a real estate investment frenzy driven by affluent China-based expatriates has made the average house cost more than 15 times the average annual household income. It goes without saying, then, that many low and middle-income Taiwanese have been having a hard time finding a roof over their heads.

But for Taiwan’s elderly, the task of renting a home is almost insurmountable. As in many superstitious Asian societies, many landlords fear the death of a tenant could bring a revengeful ghost, who would then turn the property into a hot potato on the housing market.

Source: Al Jazeera


10/07/2014 - Colorado UFOs Prompt Police, NORAD Investigations. Witnesses noticed three shiny UFOs in the sky above Breckenridge, Colorado on the morning of Friday, October 3. Multiple people called the local police department to report the “shiny, white, tiny dots” floating in the sky. Reporter Matt Renoux from local NBC affiliate 9NEWS reportedly observed the UFOs as well, and managed to capture the objects on video. Based on witness testimony, and his own observations, Renoux doesn’t believe the UFOs were drones or weather balloons. “They would just sit there for five or six minutes … ten minutes … fifteen minutes … without moving an inch on our viewscreen in the camera,” he explains. “And then you would see a flash of light and they would take off across the edge of the mountain ridge behind me.”Source: Open Minds

10/07/2014 - Colorado UFOs Prompt Police, NORAD Investigations.

Witnesses noticed three shiny UFOs in the sky above Breckenridge, Colorado on the morning of Friday, October 3.

Multiple people called the local police department to report the “shiny, white, tiny dots” floating in the sky. Reporter Matt Renoux from local NBC affiliate 9NEWS reportedly observed the UFOs as well, and managed to capture the objects on video. Based on witness testimony, and his own observations, Renoux doesn’t believe the UFOs were drones or weather balloons.

“They would just sit there for five or six minutes … ten minutes … fifteen minutes … without moving an inch on our viewscreen in the camera,” he explains. “And then you would see a flash of light and they would take off across the edge of the mountain ridge behind me.”

Source: Open Minds




10/07/2014 - ‘Ghost’ Of Grey Lady Photographed For The First Time At Dudley Castle. A legendary ghost said to haunt the grounds of a ruined castle has been caught on camera. Birmingham couple Dean and Amy Harper came across the image while they were sorting through pictures they had taken from their visit to Dudley Castle in the West Midlands. One image of the Sharington Range Tudor palace, taken from the top of the castle tower, reveals a red glow in the upper rooms and a ghostly figure in the archway beneath. Source: HuffPo

10/07/2014 - ‘Ghost’ Of Grey Lady Photographed For The First Time At Dudley Castle.

A legendary ghost said to haunt the grounds of a ruined castle has been caught on camera.

Birmingham couple Dean and Amy Harper came across the image while they were sorting through pictures they had taken from their visit to Dudley Castle in the West Midlands.

One image of the Sharington Range Tudor palace, taken from the top of the castle tower, reveals a red glow in the upper rooms and a ghostly figure in the archway beneath.

Source: HuffPo