Recent paranormal oddities and mysteries

GHOSTS, HAUNTED PLACES AND POLTERGEISTS:

Is America’s oldest house haunted?
It’s the oldest timber frame house in America, lived in for generations by the same family and lovingly kept just as it was in its early Colonial days. But what the Fairbanks House lacks in modern facilities it seems to make for with … strange spirits. The house in Dedham, Massachusetts, was built between 1637 and 1641 by English settlers Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks. Today the house is a museum, but it could very well one of the most haunted houses in America…

Woman was checking out “haunted” 10th floor
Louisville Metro Police say they arrested a drunk Louisville woman early Friday morning after she decided to investigate a claim that the 10th floor of the Seelbach Hilton Hotel was haunted…

Now for the exorcist after haunted house spooks ghostbusters
As paranormal investigators, they have entered many haunted homes. But it is not every day they get slapped by spirits or have poltergeists throw remote controls at them. This is what happened to the team who explored an east Hull house this week after claims that a young family had been driven out by a poltergeist. Now, the experts are drafting in an exorcist to bless the house and rid it of the restless spooks…

Ghosts come out at night
Great houses in Jamaica are reported to be a refuge for ghosts. This legend lives large at Royal Palm Estate which has had its fair share of deaths in the house and environs. When a white-clad figure floats through the passageway, it is sure to cause panic and pandemonium. It is left to be seen who the ghosts represents at the midnight hour…

Two kinds of ghosts
When is one most scared of ghosts? Typically the setting is an abandoned house or graveyard at night with no one else around. Under such circumstances the appearance of an apparition is terrifying because there’s no affirmation of life anywhere one can relate to…

Things that go bump in the night
Reality Uncovered: Ghosts and poltergeists are not normally something I think about. I am considered by most people, myself included, to be quite the sceptic where claims of a paranormal nature are concerned. My usual reaction upon hearing a strange story for the first time is one of disbelief and annoyance. Disbelief, because upon further investigation most of these stories turn out to be either fake, or at the very least, just normal events embellished with hyperbole and drama. I also feel annoyance, because there are just so many of these stories…

Online survey investigating experiences of ghostly phenomena
Dr. Simon Sherwood at the University of Northampton (UK) is conducting an investigation of ghostly phenomena, the circumstances in which it is reported, and the characteristics of people who have and have not experienced it…

HUMAN MYSTERIES:

Man ‘engulfed in flames’ at San Francisco porn shop
A man was hospitalized Wednesday evening with life-threatening, third-degree burns after somehow catching fire inside a San Francisco porn store, authorities told CBS 5…

There are voodoo wasps and zombie worms, what about people?
In central Europe, a speeding car ploughs into the central reservation, killing the driver. At exactly the same moment in rural Ireland, a shepherd watches in despair as two thirds of his ewes miscarry. Meanwhile, on a garbage-strewn street in east London, a cat pounces on an unwary rat. Three species, in three locations, dead in three different ways. But all victims of the same killer.

RELIGIOUS MYSTERIES:

Philippine priest in ancient battle with ‘demons’
A blood-curdling scream echoes through the Roman Catholic chapel in Manila as Father Jose Francisco Syquia says a prayer of exorcism over a Satanic cult member believed to be possessed by the devil…

CREATURES:

Sasquatch spotted in Gladwin?
New video has surfaced from a local business of what appears to be a Sasquatch. The owner of the business videotaped the creature in the woods behind the business…

The LaCrosse, Wisconsin Man-Bat
This encounter happened on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, on Briggs Road near LaCrosse, Wisconsin around 9:30 pm to a 53-year old resident who prefers to be known only by his Cherokee name, Wohali, and the man’s 25-year old son. The creature they encountered was 6-7 feet tall with batlike, leathery wings with a span of 10-12 feet, long claws on it’s feet and hands and a snarling expression on the face. It flew towards their windshield, stared at them and then swooped upwards into the night sky…

Grendel’s grimace: Was Beowulf’s beast a Bigfoot?
Micah Hanks: Perhaps no vile nemesis of any hero in classic literature is as renowned and studied as Beowulf’s legendary adversary, Grendel. While studying the famous battle between Beowulf and the aforementioned beast for a new book I’m spending time writing at present, I began to notice a variety of interesting parallels, ranging from associations between Grendel and his alleged descent from the biblical Cain to more modern reports of Bigfoot-like creatures in the United States, as well as part of Europe and abroad…

Wildmen of the Pamir Mountains
There seems to be renewed interests in the ‘wildmen’ of Asia…probably the best known is the Yeti. But there have been expeditions into the more tropical areas of south central Asia as well…

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

Psychic tip on Long Island serial killer?
While police continue their search for a serial killer stalking Long Island, a psychic is claiming to have accurately predicted where the body of one of the first victims would be found…

FORTEAN PHENOMENA:

FBI Vault cattle mutilation documents: Bizarre details of 1970′s cattle mutilation wave
Were aliens from outer space responsible for ‘8,000 thousand cattle sacrifices’ in the 1970′s? The aliens’ ‘animal sacrifices’ sending the White House in a ‘panic’? The answers revealed in the FBI’s recently released archives documents over at the FBI ‘Vault’ website…

TIME TRAVEL:

China bans time travel
Time travel stories on TV are totally made up, say Chinese officials. Time-travel is a wildly popular theme in TV and film, such as the movie “Donnie Darko,” seen here. But if you ever find yourself in China wanting to check out what Bill and Ted were up to last week, forget it. Time travelling is banned. In a bogus move by the Cultural Revolution-loving dudes at China’s State Administration for Radio, Film and Television, it has been decided that TV shows that deal with changing history “lack positive thoughts and meaning.”..

MEDIA: BOOKS. MOVIES, TV, GAMES

“Haunted Collector” with John Zaffis coming to Syfy
The Syfy channel has added a new reality-based television show to it’s lineup for the summer of 2011. Produced by Gurney Productions the new show will feature John Zaffis of Stratford Connecticut. Zaffis has long been involved in the paranormal field, including appearances on “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures”. In particular his appearance on “Ghost Adventures” featured the paranormal museum that Zaffis curates out of his home’s basement…

Book review: “Aliens Above, Ghosts Below” – Dr. Barry Taff
Javier Ortega: Dr. Barry Taff has seen it all. From his meticulous work as a young researcher for UCLA’s parapsychology lab in the 70s, to his most famous cases which propelled his status as one of the greatest in the annals of the paranormal. With decades of experience, Dr. Taff now finds the time to reflect back through all the crazy years and crazy things his research took him to. Still, keeping his firm stand on science, Dr. Taff explains his encounters with the unknown in his new book titled “Aliens Above, Ghosts Below”…

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