Tag: paranormal investigation

Zak’s Demon House docu gets delayed (UPDATE: House destroyed)

Nearly two years ago, Zak Bagans, flashy ghost investigator from TV Ghost Adventures, bought the “demon” house in Indiana days after it made sensational headlines in the tabloids and even in more reputable news outlets. The story of Ammons family who lived in the house was that of a woman and her three children who claimed they…

Destination America now the haven of paranormal programming

Last year at this time, SyFy gave up the ghost on new paranormal programming. That slack has been taken up with a vengeance by Destination America, a cable and satellite channel owned by Discovery Communications that features lifestyle, historical and travel programming focusing on the culture of the United States. From their lineup, paranormal themes play a huge…

Johannesburg’s “haunted hospital” plagued by trespassers

A development company in South Africa says youngsters and ‘ghost hunters’ enter the abandoned Kempton Park Hospital, Johannesberg, for thrills. Criminals use it to hide. It causes extra expenses for security since the place gets vandalized. Source: ‘Haunted’ hospital off limits to ‘ghost hunters’ The place is known as the “haunted hospital”. As we reported in other…

Indian “institutes” teaching people “ghost hunting”

Ghost chasing is becoming a more popular hobby in India. People are paying to take courses from “institutes” to learn how to operate the equipment. It seems like India may be about 10 years behind the US in the popularity of fall for such stuff. An increasing number of urban Indian professionals are signing up…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Curious what kind of money para-celeb Zak Bagans makes?

The buffed, quaffed-haired host of Ghost Adventures is in a tug of war over fees after he fired his agent. Ex-Agent Sues Ghost Hunter Zak Bagans. Abrams Artists Agency sued Bagans and his production company Bagans Entertainment in Superior Court, demanding $305,833 for breach of contract. The Agency claims it is owed fees on negotiated deals.…

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…

Ambitious year-long paranormal investigation of museum

So… this investigation… I’d love to see a writeup when it’s done. Ghost hunters launch year-long paranormal investigation at Solent Sky museum in Southampton Paranormal investigators who have launched a year-long investigation after staff and volunteers at Solent Sky in Southampton claimed to have seen ghostly figures and heard mysterious noises. Some of the unexplained…

Holy smoke! This Cassiobury Park “ghost” photo is AWFUL

Undeniable? More like laughable. Cassiobury Park ghost: finally caught on camera (From Watford Observer). Paranormal investigators had to hold their breath to snap this spooky shot of midnight mist, which they say is “undeniable” evidence that spirits haunt Cassiobury Park. Jamie Burnell, lead investigator for Watford Paranormal group, was one of nine people ghost-hunting in…

Brother of murder victim continues to berate paranormal sleuths

Once again, pararnormal group is slammed as being unethical in their pronouncements and promises. Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett’s brother slams paranormal sleuths over ‘burial spot’ claims – Mirror Online. The brother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett has slammed paranormal sleuths for claiming they know where he is buried. Alan, 58, accused them of…

Manchester ghost photo or Rorschach test

This is news? No. It’s click bait. So don’t click. Ghosts in Manchester photographs: Have you ever seen one? Tell us about it – Manchester Evening News. A teenager from Nottinghamshire thinks he has managed to photograph a well-known ghost and we’re wondering if any of our readers have managed to spot any spooky apparitions?…

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…

Popular Archaeology promotes haunted museums

Popular Archaeology has a story on a haunted museum in North Carolina. My question: Is paranormal investigation now considered “archaeology”? Ghosts in the Nation’s Attics? | Popular Archaeology. Like cemeteries, old homes, and sunken ships, even museums may not be beyond the domain of investigators who specialize in detecting and documenting paranormal activity, experiences or…

A glut of ghost hunters

CNN does a feature story on the thousands of ghost hunting groups. Where have they been? This is certainly not a new phenomenon. Paranormal teams have been tripping over one another and elbowing for space for many years now. When does this fad go away? That’s what I’d like to know. Ghost hunters haunted by…

High EMF readings in park spotted by ghost hunter

This is kind of not news. But it’s going around the webs. There are problems with the article. Let’s take a look. Unusual discovery by ghost hunter sparks health concerns (From Wimbledon Guardian). A dedicated ghost hunter has raised health concerns after recording ‘off the scale’ readings of electromagnetic energy at a public park situated…