Showing posts with label Ghosts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ghosts. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

6 Possible Scientific Reasons for Ghosts

Many people believe in ghosts, but could there be scientific explanations for some of our paranormal experiences?

If you believe in ghosts, you are far from alone. Around 45% of Americans believe in ghosts and as many as 18% of people will go so far as to say they have had contact with a ghost. I will also admit to spooking myself out on occasion when my dog has refused to stop barking at what appears to be an empty corner of the house.

But what makes us feel like we are in the presence of a supernatural spirit? Are there possible scientific explanations for that tingling sensation you get on the back of your neck, or the sudden feeling of uneasiness with an origin you can’t quite place? Let’s investigate six possible explanations for that paranormal feeling that are rooted in science rather than the supernatural.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Ghost Caught on Camera | Full Body Apparition

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This one can be tough to see at first but if you watch it a couple times, you will see the dark image of what looks like a ghost.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ghost Girl Appears in Window of Ravenna Home

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RAVENNA, Ohio - A local ghost story is getting new attention.

Lu Ann Sicuro has lived in her Ravenna home for 20 years. She says she's experienced some strange and frightening paranormal activity.

She hears voices, noises in the closets and door knobs jiggling. She claims the proof is in a photo taken by her son a few years ago. It shows a little girl's image in the window.

Lu Ann said what was captured on camera is quite disturbing and very bizarre.
“I feel that this image is a very good photo of something paranormal caught on camera,” she said. Lu Ann thinks the girl is roaming her halls at night.

Read the rest of the story and see the other pics here

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Lake That Turns Animals into Ghostly Statues

Photo courtesy of Nick Brandt and Huntington Post
How creepy is this??

Approaching the shoreline of Lake Natron in Tanzania, photographer Nick Brandt faced an eerie sight: There, lying on the earth as still and stiff as statues, were calcified corpses of a variety of birds and bats that had met their untimely demise after crashing into the deadly waters.

"No one knows for certain exactly how [these animals] die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, causing them to crash into the lake," Brandt writes in his new photo book Across the Ravaged Land. "The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry."

Go read the rest of the story and see the other creepy pics here

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Scariest Top Ten Irish Ghost Sightings

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From specters to strange appearances, here are ten of some of Ireland's most recent encounters with ghosts and spirits. Are you a believer or a skeptic?

1. Virgin and Child on stump, Rathkeale

Legend has it that a female spectre which haunted the churchyard in Rathkeale, Limerick was so terrifying that all who looked upon her died soon after. A local man banished the ghost by slicing off her arm with his sword and praying for the rest of the night. In an odd coincidence in 2009, the Limerick Newsire reported that a tree stump in the churchyard contains the image of the Virgin Mary and Child, and that hundreds of visitors had come to the area to pray.

2. Short Green Men, Galway

Perhaps a leprechaun sighting? In 1992, a fifteen year old boy spied two figures, just over a meter tall, sea fishing on the Aran Islands in Galway. The figures were each reportedly dressed in green and wearing brown shoes, and were speaking to each other in Irish before they disappeared. One of the small figures left behind a pipe which the 15 year old witness took possession of, although it curiously disappeared later despite being “safely” locked away.

Read the rest of the story here

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Sallie House - The Most Haunted House in America

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"Join an elite team of Paranormal Investigators as they embark upon the most haunted house in America. In 1906 a legend was born in Atchison, Kansas in what is now known as the Sallie House, which was the home of the towns doctor at the time. 

A young girl died in excruciating pain during an emergency operation without anesthetic and now forever haunts this accursed dwelling."

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Hauntings - The Tales of Haunted Houses

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"Tales of haunted houses are a mainstay of horror movies. But what can be made of people's claims that real-life ghosts have turned their homes into places of terror?

This revealing video introduces three families who are convinced their houses are haunted. One Midwestern family turned to a ghost-buster to rid their house of its unwanted guest. In a fascinating interview, "psychic investigator" Rob Conover reveals how he cleared their home of its ghosts. See bizarre phenomena at a house in Colorado captured on film. And hear the incredible stories of a Pennsylvania family that has learned to live with spirits that have followed them to 11 homes.

Along with these compelling stories, this video presents the opinions of psychologists, historians, photography experts and Nobel Prize winning physicist Leon Lederman, who offer rational explanations for the incredible events others point to as evidence of haunting."

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sleep With a Ghost in One of 10 Haunted Hotels

"If you're looking for a truly fun and spine-tingling experience this Halloween, you really can't go wrong by booking a room at a haunted hotel and trying your best to get a decent night's sleep.

Forget haunted houses. With how many people have passed through (and sometimes passed away in) hotels over the years, it's not a huge shock that some of the most popular places travelers rest their heads are home to restless spirits who have never bothered to check out of their guest rooms."

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Anguished Man Haunted Painting Still Haunting

I received this update from Sean about the Anguished Man Painting...
Hi , I just thought I would send you this update on The Anguished Man. I have recently temporarily moved in with my parents and obviously took the painting with me. It was only in the house for a few days when the noises started, the same noises I had previously experienced. Then on the third night my father fell down the stairs, the same as my son did at the other house. Thankfully he was unhurt but I have now moved the painting back into storage.

I have been working closely with John Blackburn and Ian Lawman for the Mysteria Paranormal group. Taking the painting to some of the allegedly most haunted locations in the UK, including 35 Stonegate at York and Chillingham Castle in Northumberland. It was on the evening of 18th May 2013 at Chillingham Castle that a group of people experienced events that were both terrifying and unexplainable. None of the guests were prepared for what was about happen in the early hours of Sunday Morning. The room went icy cold, a large dark figure appeared in the middle of the séance circle and a large wooden bench banged on the floor of its own accord in response to John Blackburn’s questions to the painting, then suddenly the bench was flipped upside down violently by what was believed to be John Sage, one of Chillingham Castle’s resident powerful spirits, who we think was showing his anger to a foreign uninvited spirit to his castle. John Blackburn stated it was the strangest experience in all his years of investigation. there were a least 20 witnesses to these events. Thank you - Sean Robinson

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Is This a Real Ghost Caught on Video at a Spanish Hotel?

by RealMysteryVids

A popular old hotel in Spain had many ghost sightings. The owner did not believe in ghosts and never followed up on the reports. After the owner of the hotel sold it, he looked at the security tapes to remember some of the guests and saw the ghost that so many guests had described.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Haunted Halifax | Canada's Oldest Most Haunted City

Posted by maureenarmour

A brief audition for History Television's upcoming series "It Happened Here," a show that showcases "how the ordinary looking places you drive by everyday have incredible histories to tell.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ghost hunt: Strange events in White Oaks - Ruidoso News

By Mike Curran

20130211__vam01ghost~1_GALLERYI have often wondered if the majority of mankind ever pauses to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, apparitions, strange phenomena, and of the obscure world to which they belong. I find most do not, for they, like me, are caught up in the conscious world of getting through the waking hours and making some sane sense of life. The easy way out is just to dismiss such metaphysical occurrences if they were to happen before your very eyes. Tuck them away in some dark hallway of your mind along with the other sealed and unmentionable happenings in your life. Don't speak to anyone of these things unless you would invite ridicule, mocking laughter or - even worse - seeing to it that your integrity becomes a casualty.

My name is Michael Curran and I am a writer of everyday, conscious-world events - a journalist, if you will. It is the only quasi-ability I seem to possess. Although my name is known to some of the readership of my newspaper, I am able for the most part, to move about the community in near anonymity. This suits me and is what I aspire to.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to write about paranormal activities in southern New Mexico and welcomed it as a respite from my usual assignments. I told the general manager of the Ruidoso News, Ross Barrett, "I will report the truth, as it is told to me, and not what I want to believe or think I see."

"That's what I want you to do," he replied.

Now, I will reveal to you that I have never seen a ghost, apparition, orb, UFO, or any other strange phenomena, which can be construed as otherworldly or inter-dimensional. However, I am open to the prospect in any case and try not to refute given beliefs unless I can definitely prove them incorrect. After all, wasn't it a scientist (Henri PoincarŽ, mathematician, physicist, astronomer, 1854-1912) who once said (in the 19th century) "Need I remind you that it is so that all important discoveries have been made."
The first article was to be on the mysterious reports and anecdotal stories of strange sightings pertaining to the isolated, played-out hamlet of White Oaks. Barrett, and his wife Beth, took care of the arrangements and scheduled a meeting at the No Scum Allowed Saloon, now owned by Marlon and Teresa Coffman.

On a typical late January, late Saturday afternoon, I made the trek from Ruidoso on Rt. 380 to Carrizozo. A right turn onto Rt. 54 and then a few non-eventful miles up the road to the right-turn onto State Road 349 put me on the byway towards White Oaks. This proved to be a lonely, desolate, two-lane, paved pathway to the intended meeting place. Now I was traveling in the lowlands between mountains - a sort of "bowl" to my eyes. Nothing passed me either way, save for the occasional, forlorn tumbleweeds, which periodically moved across the front of my vehicle on their solitary journey to who knows where?

I kept my mind on the conscious world and the writing assignment that was at hand. I believe now, in the end, and to my detriment, that was a too-narrow view.

Shortly before one arrives in White Oaks, going the paved way, the traveler will pass by the Cedarvale cemetery on the right-hand side of the highway. Resting peacefully (?) here are such luminaries as New Mexico's first governor (1911-15), William C. McDonald (died April 11, 1918), Susan McSween (Barber), of the Lincoln County Wars fame and Deputy Bell, who Billy the Kid killed during his Lincoln jailbreak. A walk through the cemetery proves the once-hard environment of the area. Many of the headstones are of people who died in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

Local resident and historian, Don Ward, who has studied the area in depth says, "White Oaks was discovered in 1879 (August) by Anglos. In the beginning, it was a tent city for about five years. About 1895, 1,200 people lived here mining gold. There was also a coalmine 1 1/2 miles away. In 1900 the town died out when the railroad chose not to come here but went to Carrizozo instead. In 1912, the town got a rebirth when a power plant was built here. It supplied power to Carrizozo, Nogal and up over into Parsons. But the plant burned down sometime in the 1930s.

According to Marlon Coffman, the dwelling first became a bar in the 1970s and its owner was Bud Crenshaw. At one point it was named the Cheyenne Social Club during that period.

Right before I pulled in to the No Scum Allowed Saloon, the Barrett's did likewise. They brought with them some of the latest paranormal-testing technology - a Zoom, for shooting high-definition video and possessing an EVP recorder (electronic voice phenomena). "This is a key pie___ce of equipment for this type of investigation," Beth Barrett explained. A K-II meter, which picks up EMF (electronic magnetic fields) signals, was included in the mix. "There are two theories to the K-II meter," Barrett said. "Dwellings with high EMF signals can cause nausea and hallucinations. Secondly, spirits are thought to feed off energy fluctuations. If possible, you should try to turn off all unnecessary electricity so you can establish a good baseline. A third technical piece of equipment - an IR camera - was with them, too. The infrared device has night-vision capabilities for obvious duties. A Ghost Box, which sweeps through AM and FM radio frequencies and attempts to pick up any abnormal or strange voices, was also included in the forthcoming investigations. Those were some, but not all, of the technologies used that night.

Before entering the well-known landmark, a cursory glance of the front of the building revealed its longevity. According to Marlon Coffman, the structure has been in White Oaks since 1898. First it was an attorney's office and then an assay office for the gold, silver and copper, which was being mined in the area and for which a tent city grew to a thriving town during its heyday.

I opened the old-time screen door, then the solid wood main door and entered. About eight or nine patrons sat talking in the bar area. I felt an air of history about the place. A smallish, well-used potbelly stove heated that area.

A narrow doorway opened out into a fairly large back room where a few more customers were seated along with six individuals from the Lincoln County Paranormal Society who were there doing technology-backed investigations, too.

I went about my task and began my interviews.

Marlon Coffman, the fifth owner of the saloon, proved to be hospitable and affable.

"There have been multiple strange sightings by some locals around here," he said. "Two visitors stepped out back of the saloon and saw orbs or lights floating down the ravine between the saloon and the old school house some 200-plus yards away. A few minutes later, when they came back into the saloon they reported what they saw in a matter-of-fact manner."

Visitors from Capitan and Lincoln have claimed to Coffman that they had seen the lights from where they lived through the mountains.

Coffman also reported, "Recently, the owner of the "Brown Building," a stone's throw to the west (towards Carrizozo), passed away. Before doing so he had been doing remodeling and repair work on the structure. Workers in the building told the owner of objects being 'mysteriously moved' without explanation.

"A previous team of paranormal investigators caught a woman's voice on a recorder in the rustic back room. It said, 'This is my bedroom.' I heard the recording."

Coffman's wife, Teresa, then subsequently added to the mystery with other reports.

"Betty, the wife of former owner Grady Stewart, was cleaning up the bar one night with another bartender and closing up," Teresa Coffman recounted. "They were the only two beings in the building - but not for long. They saw something move past the window. The door came open and they saw a man in a short-brimmed hat and overcoat standing there. Betty said to the figure, 'Can I help you?' Her co-worker said, 'Don't talk.'

The presence walked in front of the potbellied stove and stopped. He looked over at them and disintegrated before their very eyes."

Lest you might believe Teresa is given to flights of fancy, it is my belief she does not suffer from that affliction. Look into her eyes sometime, and tell me what you see. She claims to have seen a strange, unexplained light in the Cedarvale cemetery herself.

One evening, about four months ago, while in the bar area, by the stove, Teresa was having a conversation with a patron when she suddenly felt a firm tap on her left shoulder. She thought it was her husband and as she turned she said, "Marlon, don't interrupt me!"

By the time she had turned completely around she found there was nothing there. The customer she had been talking to - Mark Curtis Payne - said to her, "Well, you just had your first encounter."

Teresa believes that people really believe what they claim to have seen.

"They were genuine and adamant," she explained.

Reportedly, an apparition of a blonde-headed little girl has been seen inside and outside the white Victorian house, behind and to the right of the old school house, which was built in the 1890s by Benjamin Gumm, who owned lumber mills.

As for the schoolhouse, well, lights have claimed to have been seen moving across the row of five windows on the second floor. But that's nearly impossible as walls inside the building separate the rooms.

I finished my interviews by 7:30 p.m. and, feeling drained, decided to drive back to my home in Ruidoso. As I reversed my original path there, I was guided by the full moon of that evening, which made the journey even more memorable. Upon my arrival I felt drained and took - almost immediately - to my bed for the night.

And now, I must recount to you what then happened - realizing full well that by doing so I could jeopardize my current position and create a natural doubt as to the authenticity of my attempted, honest narrative.

During the night, I suffered the two-worst nightmares I have realized while living in New Mexico. They were vivid and horror-filled. I awoke three times to seek sanity. Decades ago I was afflicted with dark intrusions into my unconscious mind from real-life events. After a fitful period of time they subsided and I felt they were behind me - far behind.

When the morning thankfully came, I arose and went to the living room to have tea and hopefully regain my composure. I had a pounding headache and a case of irregular anxiety. Neither is normal for me.

I felt the necessity to reach out to someone who would understand and so I called a valued friend in the Northeast who is learned in these matters and quite well known in certain circles. I told him an abridged story of what happened the night before. Not knowing much about the specifics he told me immediately, "You were too focused on your interviews and, naturally, did not pick up on what was going on around you. And you didn't do what I suggested you do before you began, did you?"

"No, I'm sorry, I forgot," I sheepishly answered.

"Well, what happened, I feel Michael, is that there were four beings there, most likely flesh and blood, that invite negative energy. Some of that permeated to you and it was brought home with you. Next time, please do as I originally suggested. It should prove useful."

My friend then advised me how to rid myself of the malaise of melancholy I was experiencing. Sunday night I slept well.

So, was it as my friend implied, rather, was I affected by the full moon or was it coincidence and an isolated incident? I leave that to you.

Days later it was reported to me by Ross and Beth Barrett that they had picked up some interesting audio bits. I went to their house to actually hear them. The Zoom instrument picked up what could sound like a mine tool - a pick for instance - striking rock? The EVP, at about 1 a.m. recorded a feint voice, which Beth thinks, could sound like the word "demonic." Being a good investigator though, she can't be sure if someone nearby was whispering or was it really a residual sound from the past from a being not actually trying to communicate - a loop in time? She can't be sure - this time.

"We couldn't really conduct a fully professional investigation because of human distractions," she said. "A scientifically controlled environment is needed to prove or disprove a haunting. We picked up readings on two instruments but it is not considered ideal unless three-such devices record something in the same period of time. And so we can't say the area is truly haunted. But there are many stories to that effect here. Additionally - from the death records I have seen - there were killings by shooting, stabbing and poisoning. One person was crushed to death by a rock, as well as deaths caused by tonsillitis, indigestion and brain fever. Many infant deaths under the age of 1-year-old are listed. The causes of their passing were not listed."

And for now, the White Oaks area must remain as eerily spooky but not yet proven to be inhabited by ghosts or spirits. But one thing I fully believe - mystery attracts mystery.

Do you have something unusual going on in your home or business?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Q&A: What are some atheist perspectives on hauntings?

What are some atheist perspectives on hauntings?Question by Mark: What are some atheist perspectives on hauntings?
As a Catholic Christian I have my own opinions and theories about hauntings; that is, the seeming presence of some kind of echo or intelligent existence of a deceased person or persons who are able to interact with the living.

While I fully realize that atheists do not believe in a deity and largely do not believe in an afterlife, do any of you have beliefs about ghosts, haunted locations, etc?

Some have described "hauntings" as nothing more than some kind of electromagnetic recording within a building or area that "plays back" kinetic effects, as if the building itself functioned like a gigantic video or audio recording device. Others believe that, as the human mind operates on bioelectric energy, that some aspects of our existence are embedded into a location.

Of course, some atheists may very well believe that the spirits (or the animated intellect, or whatever you'd like to refer to it as) of the dead can exist in an environment and interact with the living. I honestly don't know, ergo my question.

I myself do believe in the presence of spirits and the manifestation of those who are no longer physically alive. I believe that they exist as a part of God's overall plan, or that they may be a reflection of the brokenness of the world due to the Original Sin of Adam. I know many of my Christian brethren have different opinions on this, but I've never heard what the atheists among us think.

And please, if you're just going to say "it's stupid to even ask" or "I haunted your mom last night" or some other pathetic attempt at humor save it. This is a question for mature people of different belief systems.

Give your answer to this question below!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ohio Hauntings, Abandoned Cement Plant parts 1 to 4


Stop three in our Ohio Hauntings series. Our New Year Eve investigation of an old abandoned cement factory in White Cottage Ohio.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Beyond - Hauntings

An examination of the huge diversity of hauntings that are most often reported around the world. The findings are sometimes exciting.

My experiences at a former friend's creepy ass house. Everyone that has been to her house has had some kind of experience except her dad... Which is a major skeptic and even if he had an experience, he would have written it off anyway. I experienced a full body apparition, footsteps/running, poltergeist activity, and random strange things here. My friend experience all of the prior and also strange electronic malfunctions, voices and cought a figure/shadow person on her camera phone.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What does religious text say about ghosts?

Question by Wife2Pisces & Mom2VirgoNCancer: What does religious text say about ghosts?
What does religious texts say about haunting and spirits. I am very confused as to why a loving creator ( if one exists) would allow the soul of a child or innocent person killed in a traumatic manner to roam the earth such as what you see in "hauntings" Could those ghosts be fallen angels ? ( Fallen angels masquerading as spirits ?) I just don't understand EVPs of young children, and why a loving god would allow for innocent lives to stay here on earth. What does religious texts ( of all faiths) say about hauntings... and are we supposed to dabble with it.

Please leave your comments!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Frank Slide Hauntings

Please watch in larger screen and wear headphones for best audio clarity.