Tag: haunting

15 Credibility Street #23: The sound and the fury

This episode, Sharon and Torkel discuss several recent news events and how they reflect on social views of science and credible sources. First, an eclipse recap: Nothing bad happened and we were not overwhelmed by alien or occult forces. The Hopkinsville aliens did not reappear. New Age spiritualism at a Mt. Shasta festival The media…

Family claims demon-incubus-poltergeist-ghost terrorizes them

Seems like they can’t decide which nasty entity to blame and they have made no good effort to find out! Instead, they pay a ridiculous paranormal investigator to slay demons and then call the tabloids. How are we supposed to not scoff at this story? It contains nothing reasonable; it’s just terrible. Keiron and Tracey Fry say…

The Sandwell poltergeist case: A photo mysterious appeared

Mystery photos sudden appearance is the latest strange event that prompted a U.K. family to seek help. Black Country ‘poltergeist’ shock for homeowners – Birmingham Mail. Residents of a Sandwell semi-detached are being plagued by poltergeist activity – and ghostbusters believe this mystery Polaroid holds the key to the chilling chain of events. Only days…

Family notes paranormal news story is in bad taste

Dann L. Myers wrote this opinion to the local Iowa paper: Paranormal reference offensive to family | TheGazette. I found the spot on Page 1 in the June 23 Accent section (“Paranormal team investigates restaurant”) to be offensive and in extreme bad taste. Clarence W. Beatty was my great-grandfather and I can assure you that…

Ghost hunting equipment leap in logic – We can’t measure spirits

Saying He Has Felt His Dead Daughter’s Presence, An Engineer Develops Devices To Measure It. In 2004, 17-year-old Melissa Galka, a senior at Granby Memorial High School, died after the car she was driving hit a tree in town. Within days of her death, her father said, she begin communicating with her family. “She started…

Paranormal Tourism a hot ticket (Editor’s Commentary)

When I wrote about Paranormal Tourism here on Skeptoid blog, I got flak from people who thought I took too hard of a line, that it was all in fun and people don’t really believe this stuff. Ghost tours attract families for an after-hours casual walking trip. It’s a fun and safe thing to do.…

Glass falls because of poltergeist or wet counter

Haunting moment as phantom glass-flinger is caught on camera Strange occurrences have been reported over the years by staff, customers and guests staying at the Shurland Hotel. Now, one of the spooky incidents at the Eastchurch venue has finally been caught on film. Staff got a fright when a full pint glass flew off one…