Location: The city of Kimberley, South Africa. Founded in 1871 during the diamond rush, Kimberley's history holds war, a siege and the famous Barney Benato and Cecil John Rhodes rivalry.
There are few things as frightening as a long stretch of deserted highway on a moonless night. That is, except for someone—or something—unexpectedly emerging from out of the darkness. These stories of the unexplained all revolve around cars and roadways. Enter if you dare.
As we approach Halloween in the U.S., let us take a break from the horror show that is our current political environment and explore some of the most interesting haunted places in the world.
Used as a creepy Gothic backdrop for countless films by Hammer and other film makers, The Oakley Court Hotel on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire harbours dark and evil secrets of its own.
Are there strange things zooming through the sky? Why can't anyone see them with the naked eye? Photographers claim to have recorded these cryptids. Real or not, there's more than meets the eyes.
Remarkable phenomena took place in the summer of 1901 in Genoa, during 10 seances led by the redoubtable medium Eusapia Palladino. Prof. Morselli was in attendance. He left us a very detailed description of what transpired at the Minerva Circle on those memorable evenings. What are we to make of it?
Graveyards are meant to be the final resting places for those whose souls have departed this world. Rife with sorrow, these sacred grounds tend to be plagued by paranormal activity. Let these stories act as a warning that the living are not always welcome in the gardens of the dead.
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.
Myths, legends, and folklore—the things that fuel our nightmares, but is there any truth behind them?
At the height of the spiritualism craze in the 19th century, audiences could be easily convinced certain experts had contact with the supernatural world.
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.
With literally hundreds to choose from, the intrepid ghost hunter is spoilt for choice when visiting the Emerald Isle. Here are just ten haunted castles in Ireland that are well worth a visit.
This article will advise you on valid reasons to connect to the spirit world as well as situations when you should avoid this sort of communication. We will also discuss the steps for establishing a spirit connection, including dos and don'ts.
It is not unheard of for the spirits of the departed to remain behind in the places that they frequented in life. In some cases, these restless souls remain earthbound simply because they cannot accept their mortality. This is one woman's story of her father's death and its unexpected aftermath.
In the late 1800s, travelers stopping for the night at a one-room inn outside of Cherryvale, Kansas were often never seen again.
Are there demons lurking in the shadows? Is your tuxedo cat safe on Halloween? Read on for a concise introduction to one of the most bizarre moral panics of the 20th century.
Rhuddlan Castle in Wales is said to be haunted by the spirit of a maiden who refused her father's wishes to marry. The story of the Knight of the Blood Red Plume tells how her ghost came to be.
I grew up in a haunted house from the time I was 4 to the age of 15. 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. Here's what it was like.
Location: The island of Tasmania. Adorned with national parks and World Heritage Sites, the green wonder once bled with human suffering. The echoes of that time left behind unique and haunting tales.
What happened to the crew of the ship, Mary Celeste? We may never know for sure, but here is my theory on their fate.
It has been said that we come into this world alone and will leave in much the same manner. Even so, we would all like to think that someone will be there to comfort us in our final moments. This story recounts one woman's solitary death and the bizarre series of events that followed.
Based on a true story from the late 1800's, an old priest is forced to confront a ghost that is haunting a church cemetery. What he discovers is that he has the power to put the spirit to rest, but will his parishioners, a community of German immigrants, come through to help?
Peter Stumpp was a man who lived during the 16th century and was thought to have been an actual werewolf.
None of us ever really knows how closely death stalks us. By the same token, we can't know how many times we are spared without ever knowing that we were in danger. The hand of fate is truly fickle, but sometimes we are sent a warning of things to come. The outcome is up to us.
Around the British Isles, there are numerous old houses that contain a human skull. Some act as a talisman, whilst dire warnings are given about removing others. We investigate these macabre trophies.
Ghosts aren't just for Halloween! You can be haunted at any time of the year in Cornwall. See another side to the UK's favourite holiday destination.
Sleep is supposed to be a time when our bodies and minds rejuvenate and recover from the stress of our waking hours. However, for some among us, a restful night is made impossible by a phenomenon known as sleep paralysis. For them, the night holds only terror as their worst fears become reality.
Scandinavian mythology consists of a multitude of different eerie mythological beings and creatures, many of which are not widely known of.
Premonitions can come in many forms. Sometimes, they are simply a feeling in our gut that something dark is drawing near. We each possess the gift of intuition—whether we choose to acknowledge it or not is up to us. The following stories tell of instances in which dreams mirrored reality.
In the 1880s, a huge red beast terrorized the Arizona Territory, and stories of its appearance grew more and more grotesque with each telling.
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.
A spiritualism movement took hold of late 19th century America. In the midst a heroine was thrust forward into the eyes of the public. But, was this sickly teen the real thing or was she a pawn?
The Flying Trojans' haunted Lyford school and the Satanic Scare of the 1980s and its effect on Lyford, Parke County, Indiana.
When we lose someone close to us, the grief can be overwhelming—it is normal to look for signs that they have reached the other side and are content in their new surroundings. The following experiences are two instances when messages arrived, carried on the wings of the most unlikely of couriers.
He leapt over high walls, scared the wits out of women and horses, slapped men in the face, and escaped. But did he really exist?
Hatley Castle has a reputation for being haunted. Many have seen previous owners, James and Laura Dunsmuir--long after they died--in the castle. Other ghosts also call this Edwardian Castle home.
If there’s anything guaranteed to send a nervous tremor through a community, it’s the local newspaper printing a headline such as “Anesthetic Prowler on the Loose.”
The case of the Pollock twins has been one that proponents of reincarnation have venerated for years. Were the identical twin girls the reborn forms of their deceased sisters?
Many visitors and employees of the Sandusky Mall in Sandusky, Ohio report encounters with a mysterious ghost known only as the Lady in Red.
A curious relic can be found in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter known as the War Stone. Legend tells us it was left behind after an epic battle between two giants, but it may also reveal a lost castle.
Deep in the desert there are haunted places. From haunted hotels to a ghost train. Some of the old mines have ghostly legends attached to them. Even the Grand Canyon is haunted. The ghosts of Arizona.
For hundreds of years familiar routes were used to convey the newly departed to the cemetery - and became known as corpse roads. Beliefs and superstitions surrounding them are still prevalent today...
An exquisite mansion with a tumultuous history, the Whaley House in San Diego is one of the state's historical landmarks and is rumored to be haunted. If you are in the area, it is worth a look.
While on a mine tour in Wanlockhead, Scotland, an apparition made an appearance in one of the photos taken. In this article, the author investigates the existence of ghosts from various views, including that of the general public and that of the scientific community.
What appeared to be the petrified remains of a three-metre tall man were uncovered in upstate New York and the crowds flocked to see it.
Local legends speak of mysterious shadowy figures looking out to the sea all along the Santa Lucia Range in California.
Location: The Mediterranean islands of Malta, nestled between North Africa and Sicily. For a country so small, Malta is sensationally old and rich with history. And history has its 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, and concludes that in a certain way maybe ghosts do exist after all.
You don't have to be M.I.B. to investigate that bump in the night. If you gather data when everyone else runs away screaming, then you might just be a paranormal investigator.
Scotland's abbeys tell many stories from both this world and the next. They are full of myths, murder, history, romance, and of course, ghosts!
Borley Rectory in Essex has long had the reputation of being a place where ghostly apparitions were frequently observed.
This is the story of a young family and the country home that would prove to be both their greatest pride and worst nightmare. A series of terrifying events would convince them that their dream house had been claimed by spirits who could not rest in the presence of the living.