Hauntings & Ghosts

Romanian woman receives the “selfie from hell”

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Chain rattling is so yesterday! Tales of warnings from the dead are nothing new, but its always interesting when an alleged spirit is familiar with modern technology. Take this story from Romania in today’s Daily Mirror, a deceased relative leaving a terrifying “selfie” on her grand-daughter’s mobile phone. Grand-daughter, Gina Mihai, 34, explains: ‘When I switched…

The Warrens: Sorting the truth from the Hollywood myth

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People with any passing interest in the paranormal will be aware of the names Ed and Lorraine Warren, their activities, and their “museum of the occult” which is located in the basement of their home in Connecticut. The Warrens are the focus of a lot of media attention currently, as a result of the film…

Lorde Help Us!

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Several media outlets are running a story about pop-singer Lorde’s experiences with alleged “ghosts” in the recording studio. Lorde won’t record due to ghosts in studio | Music | Entertainment | Toronto Sun. Pop sensation Lorde is struggling to record tracks for the follow-up to her hit album Pure Heroine, because she fears ghosts in…

Boko Haram militants fleeing attacks from spirits

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A tipster noticed an interesting bit at the end of this story. Standard Digital News – Nigerian singer offers her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for kidnapped schoolgirls. Meanwhile, Islamists fighting for Boko Haram are leaving their forest hiding places after a number of senior militants died as a result of relentless attacks by snakes…

Gaggles of ghost photos make us gag (UPDATE: Naughty!)

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The media has picked up on ghost photo stories that hardly deserve any attention. So, all I’ll say about them is that photos such as these are terrible evidence. Pretty much worthless. But they served a purpose, to get attention for the takers. As a side effect, they tend to reinforce belief in ghost by existing…

Another Slenderman-connected attack. Another girl. More parental reaction.

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Another attack is connected to Slenderman, this time in Ohio. This one sounds less connected, more complicated, and like an overreaction to a scapegoat cause. We can’t tell if it is a copycat case or the Mother seeing a post hoc connection. Hamilton Co. mom: Daughter’s knife attack influenced by Slender Man | Local News…

Sales pitch: Ghosts will investigate this talking teddy bear

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One of my non-wooey friends sent me this tip. I shouldn’t be surprised. Boo Buddy Ghost Hunting Trigger Object Dolls for Paranormal Investigations. They sell this stuffed bear called a Boo Buddy. It serves as a “trigger object” to attract child ghosts and records Electronic Voice Phenomena. Fake bear, fake premises, silly stuff. Within the…

Hearing a place is haunted gives you no rights to “check it out”

The girl in the window is beckoning you to buy this house.

These guys don’t strike me as typical “ghost hunters”, they seem more like none-too-smart, out-for-a-thrill bored kids. Anyway, just because a place is supposedly haunted does not give you any additional rights to “investigate” it. Or unlawfully break in as happened here. Three arrested for breaking into ‘haunted house’ – KAIT-Jonesboro, AR Three men on…

Somehow I don’t think these girls are the woodsy type

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What sounds like either a concocted story or a case of scaring themselves stiff, it is unimpressive. Blair Witch ‘Ghost’ Terrorises Woodland Campers In Bristol (PICTURES). Lola Swan and Kate Channon set up camp in a dense woodland but soon noticed strange noises such as twigs snapping and their equipment going missing. But they packed…

Unreal Estate: Scutt mansion is lovely but stigmatized (UPDATE: Sold ABOVE listing)

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Lovely mansion with tons of character is for sale. Leave it to the media to exploit the “haunting” legends. Historic Mansion Is Shockingly Cheap — But There’s A Big Catch. An elegant suburban Chicago mini-mansion has hit the market at an almost shockingly low price. But, of course, there’s something of a catch. The Hiram…

Ghost Hunters unwelcome in Connecticut

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Is the novelty wearing off? Local spot denies the TAPS crew access for an episode.‘Ghost Hunters’ filming denied – NewsTimes. The Fairfield Hills Authority voted against letting a crew film from “Ghost Hunters” paranormal television series film an episode in some of the remaining 11 buildings. “It would just be too disruptive,” said authority member…

Haunted truck or haunted person?

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Haunted vehicle may seem weird but it’s far more likely a case of memories and adjustment to a new situation. Sacramento Woman Claims Dead Boyfriend Haunting Her Car « CBS Sacramento. A Sacramento woman says the spirit of her dead boyfriend nearly made her run off the road, prompting her to call the ghost busters.…

Gallipoli ‘ghost’ solved: A lesson in non-paranormal persistence

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Here is a great lesson for paranormalists: Make sure you exhaust all the avenues of “normal” before you conclude “paranormal”. In almost all cases, you CAN get to a sound explanation. Gallipoli ‘ghost’ an open and shutter case. Fairfax photographer Joe Armao spent an entire night studying the strange, hair-raising blur on one of his pictures…