Notable paranormal news

   Haunted building spooks KTVB reporter
It seems like every stop along the KTVB Live Tour has had some story of the unexplained: haunted hotels, or sea monsters. The same is true in Vale. Local legend has it that there is paranormal activity in the Drexler Hall building and several other places around town…

The Birkdale Palace Hotel and Fishermans Rest haunting
Old Lancashire has some fascinating ghost stories and I have an intimate family relationship with the following account. The Birkdale Palace Hotel was a lavishness hotel situated in the coastal resort of Birkdale, Southport, on the north-west coast of England…

Ghost busting in Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina. By day, the view of the harbor, historical buildings, and of course shopping bring out people from around the world. But, when night falls in this historical city, it just may bring out people from another world…

Ghost of Folsom Street raised ruckus with racket

Ghosts of South Carolina: Two stories of lost love and tragic death
Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, the history of ghosts in South Carolina is an interesting subject. The tales told by long time residents can cause cold chills and make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Here are a couple of places you can visit that have pretty spooky stories…

Ghostly goings on at hotel
If ever you’re passing the White Hart Hotel in the middle of Gainsborough and see a couple of women beckoning to you from a first floor window, you might want to take a closer look. Word has it that these are ‘ladies of the night’ looking for business. They are among several spirits which have been seen, heard, or ‘felt’ at the Lord Street hotel, which dates back to the early 1800s…

Investigating paranormal activity: Seeking out the supernatural in Baltimore

CREATURES:

Spectacular mammal rediscovered after 113 years — first ever photographs taken
A unique and mysterious guinea-pig-sized rodent, not seen since 1898 despite several organized searches, bizarrely showed up at the front door of an ecolodge at a nature reserve in Colombia, South America…

Canadians claim to have solved Sasquatch mystery
The Erickson Project team member Randy Brisson discusses the circumstances of how he obtained some of his materials for the upcoming, 2011 landmark documentary on Sasquatch with the grandfather of Hominology, Dr. Igor Burtsev from Moscow Russia.

Bigfoot sighting in Ketchikan?
Driving up the Alcan Highway through Canada, there is a whole stretch of Canadian towns along the road touting their bigfoot-rich properties, a tourist draw for those who believe in the unsubsantiated animal…

Motorist catches sight of a yowie
What’s more than two metres (six foot) tall, solidly built and covered in shaggy hair? It’s a common description of a mythical Australian creature known as a yowie, a specimen of which has been reportedly spotted near Centenary Dr, north of Grafton…

Giant snake flees Mississippi floods
This photo, purportedly taken near Louisiana’s Morganza Spillway, is simultaneously horrifying and kind of amusing. The snake just looks so purposeful, with its head raised like that. As though it’s out running some errands, or on a morning commute…

EARTH MYSTERIES:

Japan earthquake was “in the air” days before, scientist claims
The atmosphere above the epicenter of the March 11 earthquake in Japan underwent unusual changes in the days leading up to the disaster, according to preliminary data…

HUMAN MYSTERIES:

Meet the woman allergic to electricity
A British woman cannot use an electric kettle, keeps her washing machine in a concrete outhouse and cannot have neighbours with wireless internet because she is allergic to electricity…

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

Salt Lake psychic reveals the truth about end of the world predictions
You may have heard that some people believe the end of the world is coming this weekend. ABC 4 wants to know what the future really holds, so Wednesday “Good Morning Utah” talked with a seasoned Salt Lake area psychic to find out…

ANGELS AND DEMONS:

School turns to feng shui for exorcism
A group of feng shui masters recently went to a primary school in Guangdong province to exorcise ghosts in visits that have given rise to much controversy among the public.

Very good ghost pics!

They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of digital image manipulation that might not be as true as it once was, these photographs are considered by many to be the real deal – photographic evidence of ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today, computer graphics programs can easily and convincingly create ghost images. But these photos are generally thought to be untouched, genuine portraits of the unexplained.

Choir Loft GhostGhost in the Choir Loft Grandpa's GhostGrandpa’s Ghost Robert A. FergusonRobert A Ferguson Vacation Party GhostVacation Party Ghost
Godfather's Pizza GhostGodfather’s Pizza Ghost Ghostly GripGhostly Grip Haunted BureauHaunted Bureau Cemetery ghost babyCemetery ghost baby
Decebal Hotel GhostDecebal Hotel Ghost Coventry SpectreCoventry Spectre The WatcherThe Watcher The Phantom PilotThe
The Brown LadyThe Brown Lady Lord Combermere's ghostLord Combermere Freddy JacksonFreddy Jackson Tulip Staircase GhostTulip Staircase Ghost
The Back Seat GhostThe Back Seat Ghost The Ghost of Boothill CemeteryThe Ghost of Boothill Cemetery Ghost in the Burning BuildingGhost in the Burning Building Ghosts of the SS WatertownGhosts of the SS Watertown
Madonna of Bachelor's GroveMadonna of Bachelor’s Grove Railroad Crossing GhostRailroad Crossing Ghost Specter of Newby ChurchSpecter of Newby Church Ghost of the Seven GablesGhost of the Seven

Looking for more on ghosts and entities? Here’s a very good book in my opinion that will shed even more light on what lies beyond the grave…Ghosts Caught On Film: Photographs of the Paranormal.

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”…