Paranormal

Silly article on Australian belief in the paranormal

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I’d call this poll biased promotion. It seems half of Australia believes in the supernatural. Last month the Syfy Supernatural Study was commissioned to celebrate the launch of the new channel, in conjunction with the world premiere of Haunting: Australia, and the results were spooky. Almost nine out of 10 Australians (88 per cent) surveyed…

NOAA makes statement about Bermuda Triangle myth

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Just as with mermaids, NOAA sees fit to make a statement that the ridiculous is indeed ridiculous. Nothing supernatural about the Bermuda Triangle, NOAA says – Sun Sentinel. For decades, rumors persisted that hundreds of ships and planes mysteriously vanished in the area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda because it was cursed or patrolled…

The Indiana “portal to hell” circus continues with movie and TV deals

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After international attention, media companies saw a hot topic in the events claimed to occur in Gary, Indiana. The priest has signed a movie deal and will also collaborate with Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures. Priest signs film deals after well-publicized exorcisms of Latoya Ammons. The Rev. Michael Maginot has signed a deal with Evergreen…

Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures buys “demon” house in Indiana (UPDATED)

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This Indiana exorcism story has been the hot topic all week. It’s been everywhere. The people involved claim they didn’t know it would blow up like this. Oh really? Hmm… I think that was exactly the intent. Otherwise why tell the extraordinary story if you didn’t want people to be impressed by it and ask…

Candidate for year’s worst ghost photo already taken in Los Angeles

Photo: Koston Alderete Nope, I don't see anything either. (Must be an invisible ghost. Why the hell not?)

This is going around. If you see the link, don’t click, it’s really not worth it. ‘Ghost’ photo captured outside Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles | abc7.com. The Cecil Hotel was once a part-time home to serial killer “The Night Stalker” and murder victim “The Black Dahlia,” but it may now be home to…

Demonic tale sounds like Hollywood, has little else to hold it up (UPDATE: Hoaxed photo)

Note the "figure" in the window. Photo: Hammond Police Dept.

A new and detailed case of reported demonic possession and exorcism is chronicled in an Indiana newspaper. As with almost all cases, we see typical behaviors related to “possession”. But we also see many eyewitness reports and ZERO solid evidence. Are they photos? Videos? None given. The medical records mostly state that the family suffered…

Ghost hunting flash mob descends on “haunted hospital”

Look at it. Doesn't it just scream "haunted"?

The closed Clayton Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, was barraged by kids looking to hunt some ghosts. Ghost hunters at ‘haunted hospital’ – Wakefield Express. A mob of 200 youths turned out to go ghost hunting at an abandoned hospital after rumours it was haunted went viral on social media. Overwhelmed security guards at…

Something is amiss, I just can’t say exactly what

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The ability to detect something different or wrong has nothing to do with a sixth sense but subtle clues we don’t even consciously notice. Researchers dismiss sixth sense – and put their faith in common sense | Science | theguardian.com. A year-long University of Melbourne study, published in the journal Plos One, found that people…

Editorial by psi researchers calls for open mindedness

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An opinion piece in a journal catering to fringe claims calls for open mindedness in reassessing parapsychological phenomena. I have to say it leaves me scratching my head… Give us your thoughts. Frontiers | A CALL FOR AN OPEN, INFORMED STUDY OF ALL ASPECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Science thrives when there…

Hello, Police? I need to report paranormal activity

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I wonder if the local paranormal investigators are in the Yellow Pages or connected to the emergency services line… Gloucestershire police’s calls about aliens revealed | Gloucestershire Echo. Gloucestershire police are one of 17 forces to have received 999 calls about UFOs and the supernatural. According to the Daily Mail, 17 police forces in England…

Vampire tourism in Bulgaria

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Not a surprise. Take advantage of the rich, weird history you’ve got. Why not? Vampires are HOT. BBC News – Bulgaria: Staking out a vampire tourist trail. Bulgaria’s ancient city of Sozopol on the Black Sea coast is teaming up with medieval Sighisoara in Romania, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the ruler thought to…

This is not quite the degree of “haunted” I’m looking for (UPDATE: Positive publicity, no sale)

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

See update below – no buyers. A lovely home for sale in Dunmore, near Scranton, PA. Comes with special features. 1217 Marion St, Dunmore, PA 18509 is For Sale – Zillow. Built in 1901, this Victorian home in the Hollywood section of Dunmore features 1850 sf of living space with an additional 1350 sf of…

Paranormal writer Colin Wilson dies at age 82

Colin Wilson (1931-2013)

Prolific British writer Colin Wilson passed away on Thursday, December 5. He had suffered a stroke earlier this year and had been in poor health. Wilson will be remembered for his large body of work including those that may be familiar to Forteans and Paranormalists. He also wrote several Lovecraftian Cthulhu Mythos pieces, also about…