The Paranormal

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The Tragic History of the White Lady in Filipino Folklore

The Woman in White is a ghost with a sordid past. Many legends are told about this apparition, but the roots of her misery are often overlooked. Why is she always female? And what is the meaning behind the color she wears?

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9 Examples of Vampire Folklore and the Reasoning Behind Them

Vampires have a special place in the realm of the supernatural. Stories revolving around these mysterious beings have circulated since the 1600s. The following are a few snippets of lore dedicated to these fascinating creatures of the night.

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Mysterious Places: The Institution of the Damned

Places that house those who have been removed from society for any length of time have been known to harbor negative energies that are often difficult to dispel. This is the real-life story of one such location in which the tortured spirits of the past quite possibly still linger.

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Haunted Passageways: Tales About the Infamous Tunnel 19

Some areas attract spirit activity more than others. One such place is an abandoned tunnel in West Virginia. Nestled deep within a state park, it has been the site of many a tragic death in the past. It is also a place where unexplained phenomena and ghostly sightings have been reported for decades.

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An Unlikely Vessel: The Haunted Storybook

When tragedies occur, trapped energy is often left behind and can manifest in a number of ways. This is the story of an innocent-looking children's book that is thought to contain the tortured souls of those who once perused its pages.

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Can Mannequins Come to Life? A Tale of Living Mannequins

We all know that mannequins are manufactured objects that do not possess souls, hearts, or brains and cannot function on their own. Be that as it may, the following story deals with a series of bizarre encounters a young couple had with mysterious beings they say closely resembled living mannequins.

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One Woman's True and Terrifying Experience With a Black Mirror

We have all had rough patches in life that we normally work through with the help of family and friends. Not everyone, however, has such a support system. This is the real-life story of one woman's ill-conceived attempt to seek guidance from the other side, resulting in a terrifying brush with evil.

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One Renter's Paranormal Experience in the Sourland Mountains

Read one person's spooky experience in the desolate Sourland Mountains of New Jersey.

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Cursed Objects: The Antique Hutch

Objects that have been around a while often have stories to tell. Not all—as one can imagine—end happily. The following is a real-life account in which a woman unknowingly brought something sinister into her home via an antique stand-alone cabinet.

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Spirit Encounters: A Story About an Imaginary Friend

It isn't unusual for a child to enjoy the company of a playmate only they can see. Sometimes, however, the possibility arises that this invisible friend is something more than a product of imagination. Such was the case in the following true account which straddles the line between life and death.

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Ghosts of the Past: The Haunted Apartment

This true account tells of a woman whose life was turned upside down after signing the lease on a new apartment. The frightening disturbances that followed would ultimately convince her that she was sharing space with entities from a bygone era who were unwilling to let go of the past.

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Final Goodbyes: Reaching Out From the Afterlife

These true tales recount visitations from beyond. The first involves a woman who received a message from her deceased mother, reminding her that love changes but never dies. The other tells the story of a troubled man who defied fate in order to say a last goodbye.

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Nine Lives Are Not Enough: True Tales of Ghost Cats

It has been said that cats are more connected to the other side than any other living creature. Perhaps that explains their reputation for lingering between worlds after death. The following are two of many instances in which these mystical beings refused to go gentle into that good night.

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Know My Wrath: A Curse Comes to Pass

Most would likely agree that wishing misfortune upon another is seldom a good thing. Even so, there are those who do just that in order to right perceived wrongs. This true account details the devastating losses an innocent family suffered after dark forces were called upon in the name of vengeance.

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True Tales of the Unexplained: The Ghostly Neighbor

Choosing a suitable dwelling is an endeavor not to be taken lightly. After all, one never knows who might be residing next door. The following story involves a couple who moved into a quiet suburban neighborhood only to find their lives turned upside down by an evil that was too close for comfort.

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A Devil's Bargain: Myth or Terrifying Reality?

It is said that junctions exist where the walls between this world and the next are at their most vulnerable. These crossroads are portals in which the living can communicate with those who have passed on. They are also places where—for a price—deals can be struck with the forces of darkness.

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Deathbed Reckonings: When Demons Come Calling

We've all heard that if you lead a good life and treat others fairly, you will be rewarded with a ticket to paradise when your days are through. What awaits in the hereafter for those who spend their lives causing misery to others is not nearly as pleasant—as these true tales illustrate.

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Almost Human: Three Real-Life Stories of Creepy Dolls

We all know that dolls are manufactured objects that cannot think, feel, or act independently. At least, that's what we like to believe, though the subjects in the following true tales would beg to differ. Sometimes, there is more to these human replicas than meets the eye.

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Closer Than You Think: Three True Accounts of Communications From the Afterlife

When someone dies, those they leave behind often long for a sign that their loved one has found peace on the other side. Sometimes, however, the interactions that take place are neither solicited nor desired. The following real life stories are examples of what happens when spirit contact goes awry.

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How to Get Rid of Spirits in Your House

If you have a ghost or spirit trapped in your house, find out how you can get rid of them or release them kindly once and for all. We'll also talk about what to do if there's a demonic entity in your house. Protect yourself, now.

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The Mystery of Entombed Animals

For hundreds of years, stories of animals emerging alive from solid rock have intrigued people.

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The Winchester Mystery House

The wealthy heiress to a rifle company fortune built a huge mansion in California; it’s said to be inhabited by multiple ghouls and anguished spirits.

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A Consideration of Orbs: Are They Real or a Hoax?

Are orbs just a fleck of dust in your camera lens or something paranormal? You decide.

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Twelve Eerie and Haunted Places on Route 66

Sure, it's an iconic American roadway. But it also has a history laden with murder, mayhem and hauntings. You can always read about the lighter side of getting your kicks on Route 66—now delve into its dark and supernatural side.

Tulpas: A History and Example of Living Thoughtforms

What is a Tulpa? Discover the origin and purpose of these curious entities.

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A History of New York’s Psychic Tea Rooms

In the 1920s and 1930s, New York embarked on a program to shut down the many services that offered a reading of the future in return for money.

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A Challenge to Reason: Gustavo Rol and His Prodigies

Gustavo Rol's long and eventful life was constellated by prodigious events whose origin and nature remain mysterious. His commanding personality, spiritual views, and the debate surrounding his paranormal powers are a source of unabated fascination for many in his native Italy and abroad.

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Toronto’s Casa Loma and Its Ghosts

Casa Loma in Toronto is the kind of place that ought to have ghosts, and there are plenty of people who claim to have seen some.

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Gustavo Rol: A Twentieth Century Wizard

Gustavo Adofo Rol (1903-1994), to whom many famous persons and others attributed nearly unlimited paranormal powers, is one of the 20th century's enigmatic figures. Yet, he is mostly unknown in English speaking countries.

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New York City Sewer Alligators: An Urban Legend Debunked

We have all heard the tales of alligators not only surviving but thriving in New York City’s sewer system, but is there any truth to it? Are there really colonies of alligators living beneath the feet of one of the busiest populaces of the United States?

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The History and Legend of Bakersfield's Ghost of Mill Creek Park

Mill Creek Park is sometimes known as Central Park and is located in downtown Bakersfield. Red-bricked walkways, fountains, and ponds filled with ducks compose this area. However, there is a sinister element present.

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10 Things Paranormal Investigators Want You to Know

What is paranormal investigation really like? Find out at least 10 things you didn't know.

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The Nine Best Haunted Places to Visit in Alabama

Alabama is rich with history, and the state is no stranger to the paranormal. It houses some truly scary and haunted locations. In fact, Alabama may just have the most gruesome and terrifying history of all!

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Devil’s Visit or Alien Abduction? My Real-Life Otherworldly Encounter

Demon or alien? My real-life experiences with an otherworldly being.

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Haunted Kentucky: Sauerkraut Cave and the History of Lakeland Asylum

Right in the middle of E.P. Tom Sawyer Park lies a dark cave that holds tragic and bloody secrets from a haunting past. Take a step inside pure blackness and discover an insane asylum's turbulent history riddled with torture and murder.

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Haunted Sites in the Philippines: Clark Air Base Hospital

Explore the grounds of an abandoned hospital with a long, bloody history of war, tragedy, and triumph. Come see what still lingers around Clark Air Base Hospital, which changed from a prosperous hospital to nothing but decaying ruins.

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Stories of Crossing Over to Parallel Dimensions or Worlds

Does the human mind have the ability to travel to parallel dimensions by will and desire?

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Premonitions: The Future Foretold

The dream world is one steeped in mystery. What is meant to be a period of rest can sometimes provide a window into events yet to come. The following are two instances in which dreams brought with them eerie predictions of tragedies that were just around the corner.

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When Darkness Falls: Haunted Schoolhouses

Any tragic event that involves loss of life can have repercussions for years following the incident. In the two cases we are about to explore, untimely ends brought with them more than simply grief and sadness. In these instances, death and destruction were only the beginning of a greater mystery.

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The Bloody Benders: The Family That Wasn't

In the late 1800s, travelers stopping for the night at a one-room inn outside of Cherryvale, Kansas, were often never seen again.

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Can Cats See Spirits? How to Tell If Your Cat Sees a Ghost

Does your cat stare at the ceiling, act sporadic, and appear to see things that you can't see? Do cats see ghosts? Get the answers you've been looking for.

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The Davenport Brothers and the Spirit Cabinet

At the height of the spiritualism craze in the 19th century, audiences could be easily convinced certain experts had contact with the supernatural world.

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Poltergeist Phenomenon: Levels of Activity

There are many kinds of paranormal phenomenon in the world. Poltergeists are one of many. German for "Noisy Ghost," a poltergeist can be a dangerous thing. Learn here how to identify if there's a poltergeist infestation in your home.

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How to Know If Your House Is Haunted

I grew up in a haunted house. This is a first-hand account of my experience—the things I saw, heard, and felt. It was terrifying, to say the least, but over the years I got used to spirits and ghosts.

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Can Science Explain Why People See Ghosts?

All the scientific evidence says that ghosts don't exist, and yet millions of people claim to have seen one before. This article discusses four prevailing scientific theories that explain why so many people see ghosts or spirits. In a certain way, maybe ghosts do exist after all.

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From Paranormal 'Believer' to 'Skeptic'

Follow me on my path from being a believer in ghosts to a believer in logic and reason.

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The Green Man Legend: How Real Tragedy Became a Pennsylvania Ghost Story

I discuss the Green Man ghost story of western Pennsylvania, including the real story of Ray Robinson and how his electrical accident turned him into a local legend.

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Are Ghosts Real? Theories and a Real-Life Story

Whether they are psychological projections, waking dream states, quantum projections, or simply sensory confusion, these stories tell us something important about the nature of how we perceive reality. This article explores our understanding of ghosts from multiple perspectives.

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How the Dead Communicate With the Living

There are few among us who have not experienced the loss of a friend, relative, or even a beloved pet. In our grief, we long for assurances that they have found peace as their soul journeys into the next realm. These are a few examples of how those who have passed on reach out to those who remain.