Tag: paranormal tourism

15 Credibility Street #19: Leaping to doubtful conclusions

News items: A news blast from the paleo world made top science headlines this week saying the great and powerful T. Rex is unfeathered. Read the study that caused the news headlines and controversy. Washington Post piece Fantastic feathers Some paleobiologists said “told ya”! Others not so much. Check out this video by Trey the…

Paranormal promises: Tourists scammed in Tombstone

Tombstone is known for its silver mining and gun fights. It was the epitome of a wild west town. The town is dependent now on tourism. The image is enhanced by the town’s multiple paranormal themed tours. Earlier this summer, a scam artist tempted paying tourists to visit historic Tombstone but there was no tour, no…

Haunted history of Bobby Mackey’s Music World fails to stand up to scrutiny

Editors Note: In cooperation with the Anomalies Research Society, we present this exclusive feature report based on the investigation of the Military Veterans Paranormal organization. By M. Cadwell and S. A. Hill Bobby Mackey’s Music World is well-known to paranormal researchers as one of America’s “Most Haunted” places (Argie and Olsen, 2014). Located at 44 Licking Pike…

Loftus Hall heavily playing up the paranormal – now with added spookiness

The paranormal promotion continues at Loftus Hall. You may recall this story of a ghost photo that appeared last September. Photos are terrible forms of evidence of the paranormal since they are so easily misinterpreted or faked. So called investigators rarely attempts to recreate the event and are easily impressed when environmental variables are, well,…

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…

Dueling cruise companies on Loch Ness continue nonsense

The Highland News and subsequently the publisher of all woo, The Daily Mail, posted a new Nessie sonar capture. It turns out that was a mistake but even when fixed, it’s no better. “Nessie” sonar picture monster blunder | Highland News | News. Jacobite Cruises, via their public relations company Weber Shandwick, issued a press…

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…

The naga of Loch Ness?

Interesting. The monster is no longer physical but “spiritual”. Loch Ness monster is “spiritual” say Buddhists – The Scotsman. The Loch Ness Monster could be confirmed as a “spiritual entity” when a new Buddhist centre opens in the Highlands, it was revealed today. Britain’s first Buddhist Lama, who is heading up the new project, said…

Thanks Ghost Hunters! for making smart people kinda stupid

Just another ghost hunter *facepalm*. This one showed up in USA Today! I guess that’s accurate – this IS the silliness that goes on in the US today and every other day. Hotel calls ‘ghostbusters’ to evict paranormal guest. Someone, or some thing, is tickling people, rearranging shoes and otherwise wreaking havoc at the historic…

Does Gettysburg now rival Salem for ghostie tourist traps?

Let’s be clear: Do we really need another ghostie place in Gettysburg, another paranormal paraphernalia shop and ANOTHER “real” ghost encounters show? I doubt it. It’s the same stuff over and over and over… Spooky Spirits hopes to scare up business at new location – Evening Sun. “Madam” Aretta Della is a self-described psychic witch…

Bigfoot promotes tourism

This is nothing new but how long will it take for people to miss the “fake” part. Not long, and since its for tourism, the promoters won’t care why you come, just that you come. Bigfoot videos planned to promote tourism – Logan Daily News: News. There’s enough interest in local sightings of Bigfoot —…

Nessie is MIA

There were no credible sightings in 2013. BBC News – No Loch Ness Monster sightings for first time since 1925. For the first time in almost 90 years no “confirmed sightings” have been made of the Loch Ness Monster, a veteran Nessie spotter has said. Gary Campbell, who keeps a register of sightings, said no-one…

The Conjuring is a REAL nightmare for people living in the house

Originally posted July 28, 2013 This situation is back in the news. See the update below. This story is sad, an older couple is being harassed by people who are interested in the actual house featured in the hit movie The Conjuring. Movie link conjures up nightmare for local family | The Woonsocket Call. Norma…

Historic homes all come with ghosts anymore, don’t they?

You may have heard this one recently… advertise your house as “ghost included” and see what that gets you. Now in Florida. Historic home for sale: ghost included | HeraldTribune.com. The 1893 Sandlin House on West Retta Esplanate in Punta Gorda is listed for sale at $ 1.59 million […]. The historic house, once said…

Vampire tourism in Bulgaria

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…

Gettysburg ghost hunters mistakenly detained in after dark tour

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…

Former hospital is top ghost attraction, sacrificing accurate history

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…

The good and bad of haunted hotels

Ah yes. It’s that time of year – when “haunted” locations capitalize on that spooky feeling. It’s both a “blessing and curse”. Tales of haunting help, hurt businesses in northeast Kansas | CJOnline.com. Lori Ford, who has owned the Hotel Josephine, 501 Ohio Ave. in Holton, for more than two years, said some people specifically…