Paranormal

Believing is seeing when it comes to paranormal, suggests new study

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An interesting study suggests that paranormal believers are more likely to report “agents” than skeptical people. Epiphenom: Cloud of dots or person walking in a snowstorm? Paranormal believers see people when they’re not there.. What van Elk did was to show a group of subjects (a mix of local students or people visiting a paranormal…

Gettysburg ghost hunters mistakenly detained in after dark tour

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Because it is NOT natural to be prowling around an old closed business at night. You look suspicious (not to mention ridiculous). Ghost hunters mistaken for burglars in Gettysburg | News | witf.org. The Gettysburg Times reports that the Thanksgiving night ghost tour ended with two tourists and their guide being detained at gunpoint. A…

Ghost hunting group destroys historic mansion

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7 arrested after fire destroys LeBeau Plantation – FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans. Seven people have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed the LeBeau Plantation house in St. Bernard Parish. Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann said the suspects are believed to have been smoking marijuana and drinking in the vacant house when the fire…

As the statue turns…

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Confirmation of why a statue in a UK museum mysteriously rotated. Neb-Senu, ‘Possessed’ Rotating Egyptian Statue, Mystery Solved. Eerie footage had experts in a spin, but now the mystery surrounding a “possessed” ancient statue has been solved following a scientific investigation. Vibration expert Steve Gosling undertook a 24-hour test by placing a specialist three-axis sensor…

What if a ghost group made money off the death of your family member?

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An editorial in a local paper highlights the insensitivity and ridiculousness of a ghost group who forgets they are talking about real people. They charge for telling stories about other people’s loved ones (that they probably would disagree with). Ghost-hunting story insensitive | TribLIVE. Did they ever think about this boy’s living family members? They…

The toll of the Bell – Art leaves SirusXM

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Well that didn’t take long. Paranormal Radio Host Art Bell Mysteriously Disappears From SiriusXM. The much ballyhooed return of paranormal radio host Art Bell ended in just six weeks. The master of UFOs, fringe science and conspiracy theory is apparently at odds with SiriusXM over live streaming for his millions of fans. Problems are noted…

Witches and Satan links to Halloween

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Happy Halloween. Many people of a religious nature dislike Halloween due to it’s connection to the occult subject of witchcraft and devil worship. Does this have any merit? Halloween is the feast of Satan, warns former ‘witch high priest’. Should we be worried? – Telegraph Blogs. Fundamentalist Christians are also in their element. Given that…

Former hospital is top ghost attraction, sacrificing accurate history

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Paranormal tourism top spot – the Waverly Hills hospital. It’s creepy, has a history, therefore, people see ghosts. The media has also propelled this site to the top of the list of ghostly destinations. Former TB hospital now attracts ghost hunters – Yahoo News. A Kentucky hospital that was once the last stop for thousands…

Pakistan factory hit by mass psychogenic episode as workers fall ill

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Mass hysteria, more precisely known as collective obsessional behavior or mass psychogenic illness is real thing. And this is a textbook example. ‘Paranormal’ activity: Women fall unconscious following ‘exorcism’ at Landhi factory – The Express Tribune. Nearly 25 female workers of a Landhi garments factory fell unconscious in the aftermath of an exorcism to get rid…

Exorcism… Yada yada yada

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A topic that really yanks my chain – exorcists. Exorcism: It hasn’t gone away you know. | Irish Examiner. Exorcists have always been recognised by the Catholic Church and an updated rite has been put in place, with regular courses for priests, in Rome. And since the last papacy, under Benedict XVI, the rest of…

Stigmatized properties – How does publicity affect value of “haunted” houses?

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This is a fascinating look into stigmatized properties and their market values. As aside, you’ll note support for the fact that ghost hunter shows are influential. Mostly a bad influence unless you have a tourism business at the property. How much does Satan worship lower a Las Vegas mansion’s value? – latimes.com. The vandals came…

Bigfoot and paranormal con in NM is standard fare

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Same old stuff. I find it interesting that Bigfoot remains associated with the paranormal. That should tell you something. Melba Ketchum’s former publicist Sally Ramey is talking, apparently not about Melba because of a non-disclosure agreement. Conference this weekend focuses on Bigfoot, the paranormal – Farmington Daily Times. People interested in Bigfoot and the paranormal…

Buell connects his cancer to demons

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Oh, please no, Ryan. DON’T go there… ‘Paranormal State’ Star: ‘Demons Could Have Given Me Cancer’. “Paranormal State” star Ryan Buell has been in remission from pancreatic cancer and is now speaking about his experience, which he believes may have stemmed from a demonic encounter. Buell also noted that he began to turn around and…

New ghost hunting store aims to serve weekend hobbyists

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Ghost hunting is a business opportunity. New store caters to ghost hunters | www.daytondailynews.com. [T]here’s actually no better time to open a store like Ghost Hunting Source — arguably the only place around where you can buy an electromagnetic field detector, an infrared camera and a dowsing rod all in a single shopping trip —…