Category: Hauntings

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Erin Ryder, Holding Her Own in the Paranormal World

In a male dominated field, Erin Ryder proves to hold her own as a strong, bad ass woman that doesn’t succumb to some sexualized stereotype but instead proves to be a mentor to young women in the paranormal field. Ryder is an adventurer, researcher, producer, paranormal investigator and world traveler. She is only in her 30s and has already traveled to 48 countries. Ryder is most well known for her world adventures on Destination Truth which aired on the SyFy Channel from 2007 to 2013. Ryder was called to help produce the show but after she got there, she was...

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Paranormal Investigator Honors Dog’s Memory by Raising Funds in Her Name

Whether or not your beliefs in the afterlife extend to your pets, paranormal investigator, Tim Maile, is a firm believer and is currently fundraising in the name of his dog Sasha who recently passed on. The online food drive and fundraiser is for the Oshkosh Area Humane Society  where he adopted Sasha 11 months ago. Maile opened up his home and heart to Sasha after she was given up at age 13. The paranormal community has been embracing the food drive by also donating incentives such as books personally signed, t-shirts and videos and anyone who donates will be put...

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Live Exorcism Sparks Emotions in Paranormal Community

The countdown is on for a live Exorcism this Friday on Destination America at 9 p.m. EST. A team of experts – including renowned psychic medium Chip Coffey, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers and Bishop James Long, will be present as Long performs the Exorcism on public television. The paranormal community is divided on whether the Exorcism is being aired for educational or entertainment value. “From an entertainment perspective, I think many will be glued to their TVs during the LIVE two-hour broadcast to see what will happen. The paranormal community, however, is coming unglued with conflicting emotions as to the dangers...

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Halloween History ( A Beginner’s Guide )

The second most commercial holiday next only to Christmas, Halloween has a long history marked mainly by celebration and superstition. Originating nearly 2000 years ago, the ancient roots of today’s modern Halloween traditions can be traced back to the mysterious Celtic festival of Samhain ( pronounced SOW-in ). It was widely believed that on the night of November 1st, spirits from the underworld returned as ghosts. In turn, people left offerings of food and wine on their doorsteps, hoping to protect their houses by providing these restless, roaming, hungry, and perhaps even menacing spirits, with at least some bare-bones form...

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Not Haunted by Ghosts, but Women of the Night

Strange noises, flickering lights, and spooky shadows: neighbors to an empty Chinese warehouse were expecting ghosts when they reported their findings to local police. Instead, what authorities discovered after investigating the dilapidated building was a run-down property being discreetly used as a house of ill-repute. Situated in China’s southeast Zhejiang province, witnesses had good reason to suspect supernatural intrigue: the brothel is located next to a haunted cemetery. Upon being alerted to the strange occurrences, Wenzhou police set up a “paranormal” stake out for a few days. Rather than witnessing ghostly entities, all they observed, however, was a peculiarly high...

Dr. Jack Kevorkian's infamous rusty vVan (Photo: JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press) 1

Ghost Hunter Purchases Kevorkian ‘Death Van’

Ghost Hunter Purchases Kevorkian ‘Death Van’ The infamous “death van” once owned by Dr. Jack Kevorkian has been purchased by well-known ghost hunter Zak Bagans. The star of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures paid $32,500 for the poorly conditioned 1968 Volkswagon used to carry out some of the estimated 130 doctor-assisted suicides performed by the controversial Kevorkian, who died in 2011. Prior to the purchase, the dilapidated van was parked alongside classic cars and lawnmowers in the warehouse of a pawn shop on 8 Mile in Detroit. Kevorkian lived out of the van during portions of his life and his...

Château d'Hérouville, in northern France, where many 1970s music legends came to record. (The Guardian/PR) 0

For Sale: ‘Haunted’ Chateau where Elton John, Bowie Recorded

For Sale: ‘Haunted’ Chateau where Elton John, David Bowie Recorded If you and yours have always dreamed of owning a creepy, “haunted” chateau where Elton John, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, and other legends have recorded music then you’re in luck–one is now for sale. The Chateau d’Herouville earned its nickname when Elton John first used the French country mansion to record a series of hit records, starting with 1972’s Honky Chateau, followed by Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Other musicians who have recorded there: Marvin Gaye, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, the Bee Gees, and the...

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Paranormal Activity at the Chatham County Jail?

Paranormal Activity at the Chatham County Jail? The Chatham County Jail in Georgia was recently investigated by the Savannah Ghost Research Society after strange occurrences had been reported. The Chatham County Sheriff’s department plans to create a haunted house in October called “Panic in the Pen” at the jail which will act as a fundraiser for the Chatham County Youth Commission and the Wounded Warrior Project. While preparing for the haunted house exhibit, a worker there, Cory Harper said a metal plate weighing about 150 pounds fell from its latched position on the wall and was thrown across the room....

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Video Analysis: ‘Ghost’ In 4-year-old Girl’s Bedroom

‘Ghost’ Caught On Camera In 4-year-old Girl’s Bedroom Like a scene right out of every parent’s worst nightmares, the disembodied voice of an unseen apparition is captured on camera inside a 4-year-old girl’s bedroom. The supposed “ghost” was caught on Daniel Garrett’s cellphone camera when he let his 4-year-old daughter play with it while he went off to the bathroom. You hear what sounds like the young girl singing a song along the lines of “Doe, doe doe, doe, doe…” at which point a haunting voice, like we’ve heard time and time again in films such as The Exorcist and The Rite,...

Shadow Person captured in the "Zombie Road" area of Missouri (Paranormal Task Force) 0

‘Shadow People’ Caught on Tape

‘Shadow People’ Caught on Tape As we edge closer toward the beginning of Fall, Dark Matter News presents an intriguing look at the alleged paranormal phenomenon known to many as ‘shadow people.’ Numerous accounts of incidents involving alleged encounters with shadow people have been reported over recent years. While the phenomena of witnessing a ‘shadow person’ might be explained away by ‘tricks of the mind’ as it interprets the presence of objects and entities which might not be there (despite pareidolia and visual hallucinations made manifest through sensory deprivation) the videos of such murky apparitions continue to make for quite an interesting...

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Voodoo Village : Southern USA

Voodoo Village : Southern USA Has witchcraft sold out? Just like the ‘hipster’ who claimed they were into a particular band before anybody else had a chance to listen to them, many practitioners complain that the atmosphere surrounding American Voodoo has become decidedly commercial. Most web searches into the subject reveal an off-putting commercial veneer, mostly turning up high-priced “haunted tours” and the accompanying merchandise and souvenirs (at prices more shocking than any supernatural revelation). The collective fear in the practice undoubtedly arose from it’s mysterious nature; American Voodoo was scary because it was on the periphery. Originally brought to...

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New England’s ‘Haunted Hotels’

‘Haunted Hotels’ of New England New England certainly has a history of spooky atmospheres.  The west coast’s many haunts are attributed to the violence and unrest of the gold rush and the good old age of cowboys, whereas the east coast has a certain “revolutionary world America” feel that seeps into every crack and bit of chipped paint in its many aging buildings; a feeling that many claim is actually spiritual energy left behind from those that passed on.  If this is the kind of thing you’re looking for in your next vacation destination, then I’d suggest looking into a few...