Category: Hauntings & Ghosts

Blackpool poltergeist faked

I love reading about poltergeist cases. I really wonder what is going on or who is pranking whom. In this case, the videos are easily faked but the woman’s distress appears real. Your first thought falls to a nylon thread moving the spoon, chandelier and earring. Her hand never goes near it and the camera is just…

High time we kill the idea of communicating with the dead via radio

A new report, published online in a journal-like format, by paranormal investigators provides the results of an experiment to test if people can REALLY make sense out of “voices” they hear from a spirit communication tool called a “ghost box”. These devices are common in the gadget galleries of pro-paranormal ghost hunters, but seen as…

The story behind the story behind the stories of the Ammons exorcism

Indianapolis Star reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski wrote the story about the “Hell House” exorcisms of Latoya Ammons and the trouble she had with her home and children in story from January 2014. That story was huge garnering international coverage. It became the most popular story the paper covered. Ever. And interest continues. Exorcism: The story behind…

Tale of demon-possessed house is refuted by former residents

This is a follow-up to a story we posted last February about a supposedly demon-infested house near Pittsburgh. Mr. Cranmer didn’t appreciate our skepticism for his outrageous stories. Neither do the former residents of the so-called haunted house. Former residents of Brentwood ‘demon’ house dispute book’s claims. In his recently released book “The Demon of Brownsville…

Black eyed child craze is for the extremely gullible

Seriously people, Halloween has been ruined for me since starting this site. The Stupid. It Burns. Spookily familiar – is the ‘ghost’ seen in this photo taken on Cannock Chase an imposter?. SIGHTINGS of black-eyed spectres on Cannock Chase have begun making the rounds on social media in the run up to Halloween, as reported…

Historical sites get bombarded with requests by ghost hunters

It’s the silly season. As you can probably guess, I have a Google alerts for “paranormal investigator” and, I’ll tell you what — I am SOOOOOOOOOO jaded with shallow, incredibly stupid stories of amateur paranormal investigators doing “research”. At least this piece was a bit different and points out an obvious problem. Do you cheapen history…

Grey Lady photo dubious with questionable legend to boot

The Birmingham Mail is on a roll. First, they got tremendous coverage with an old and completely unconfirmed story of black-eyed children. Never let a good ghost photo go by without exploiting it. Facts aren’t really necessary to the story, it seems. Dudley Castle Grey Lady ghost caught on camera for first time – Birmingham…

Black eyed kids of Cannock Chase is a spooky myth

The Birmingham Mail cites a 2013 unconfirmed story to scare people. Spooky but very contrived – a modern urban legend with no sound evidence that the events related even occurred. Black Eyed Child returns to haunt Cannock Chase. A leading paranormal investigator has scoured a Staffordshire beauty spot following chilling sightings of a spectre known locally…

Ghost-like little girl with deer – some fake, some real

Most photos of little girls or other figures captured on trail camera (so they say) are fake. They are photoshopped or otherwise manipulated, often created with use of a ghost app on a phone. But the latest one, making the rounds on paranormal and mystery mongering feeds on Facebook, looks shocking, creepy, sparking speculation as to…

Espanola police conclude “ghost” is the only possible explanation for an insect on the camera

Each day, I come across a half-dozen “news” stories about officials who sanction ghost hunts in their buildings or use ghost tours as fundraisers or tourism draws. See Paranormal testing scheduled for Southwick Town Hall | masslive.com. Medina Paranormal Society to discuss building findings Monday – The Daily News Online: News. Even most sceptical spooked…

Young, female audience tunes in to Ghost Adventures

What demographic does Ghost Adventures appeal to? What’s YOUR guess? Travel Channel Tells Ghost Stories to Young, Female Audience. Time shifting has helped Travel Channel grow the audience for Ghost Adventures, with the series’ most recent season clocking in as one of its most watched ever in total viewers. In its ninth season, Ghost Adventures—which…

Drowning deaths investigated for paranormal cause

Let me understand this… there have been 10 river drownings in 17 years, all alcohol related, and there is a proposal that the deaths are “paranormal”? Am I missing something here? An emotionally-invested belief in the paranormal, it seems. Movie explores local river drownings. Ten young men have drown in La Crosse rivers since 1997.…

Students fear their dorm rooms might be haunted

It’s no surprise that college students, steeped in ghostie TV shows and media coverage of haunted places EVERYWHERE, will freak themselves out over ghosts in their new rooms. It sounds like they really need a wake up call to life outside of the internet and their own sheltered idead. Will my dorm be haunted, ask…

Mystery figure in photo, witnesses adamant no one was there

Mysterious photograph from Georgia is examined by expert in New Zealand. It’s likely no ghost, but has a very human and tech-based explanation. This explanation is further supported by a U.S. specialist in ghost photos. Haunting image left for capital sleuths to probe | Stuff.co.nz. A team of Wellington ghost-hunters have been left stumped after…

Haunting evidence spooks local news crew — Would it spook a real investigator? (UPDATE: Shenanigans)

UPDATE: (30-Jul-2014) The homeowners have refused an investigation by objective researchers – me and Kenny Biddle. Suspicious? Yes. It gets better… see below. Another claim of an extremely haunted house. Who do they call? Paranormal investigators, mediums, priests and TV show producers, then the local news team. Ghost attacks in Hanover haunted house | WPMT…

Ghost hunting at the museum with XBOX LASER technology!

The Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland is supposedly haunted. A group of ghost hunters was called and did some investigating. Or did they? I wouldn’t call it investigating… Is the Laurel Museum haunted?. The Laurel Museum is operated by the Laurel Historical Society out of a restored 19th-century mill worker’s house adjacent to Riverfront Park.…

How to make a ghostly photo – Reflection

Tell me this does not look like a screen saver (MacBook – Flurry) positioned just right to reflect off the window and look like a dancing fairy, weird lightning, or something paranormal? Post by Ghost Tours UK. If post is not visible, see it here. Yet, people don’t seem to enjoy the obvious explanation. They…

Some people want their house haunted

While some people may steer clear from “stigmatized properties,” others are drawn to them. This piece tells of a realtor who gets a flood of offers based on the “haunted” selling points. Buyers Are Dying to Live in Haunted Houses | MyCentralOregon.com. “There are buyers out there that think it’s cool to own a home…

Sales pitch: Ghosts will investigate this talking teddy bear

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”

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…

There’s a blurry object on the camera lens! Call ghostbusters!

Do you sometimes get the feeling that people are just so gullible, it can be depressing? Me too. Here is this week’s version of a bug or fuzz on the CC camera lens. It’s not a ghost but a restaurant needs some free publicity. ‘He should probably call Ghostbusters,’ Iowa restaurant claims it is haunted.…

Ghost Hunters unwelcome in Connecticut

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…