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3 Things You Shouldn't Do If You Suspect Your Home Is Haunted

Those who have an inkling that something paranormal is afoot in their homes often make missteps that, rather than banishing the unwanted presence, only serve to exacerbate the situation. The following are a few of the pitfalls to avoid if you ever hope to return to normalcy.

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Top 7 Most Interesting New Jersey Ghosts

The ghosts of New Jersey are some of the most interesting in the entire United States. Learn about seven of the most interesting ghosts found within the state.

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4 Popular Thai Ghost Stories

There exists an enduring fascination with ghostlore in Thailand. Read on to become acquainted with four of the most popular—and strangest—of ghost stories.

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3 Stories of Spirits Using Household Objects to Communicate

Earthbound spirits are masters of finding ways to engage with those they left behind. Some choose to make their presence known outright, while others take a more subtle approach. The following are three intriguing examples of the latter.

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Three Creepy Dog Stories to Tell 'Round the Fire

There is a British tradition going back centuries of telling scary ghost stories around a log fire on Christmas Eve or a campfire in summer. Here are three tales of phantom dogs that are bound to send a chill down your spine!

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Our Stay in America's Most Haunted Hotel

Many years ago, my wife and her family visited Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Recently we returned and stayed in the famously haunted 1886 Crescent Hotel. Here is my account of our stay in America’s most haunted hotel.

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Home Alone: The True Story of One Teenager's Weekend of Terror

Having the house to themselves for a few days is normally a teenager's dream come true. For one girl, however, the experience evolved into a nightmare when a series of unexplained events led her to believe that she wasn't alone after all. This is her harrowing story.

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Britain's Most Haunted Castles

A look at ten of the most haunted castles within the British Isles and the legends behind them.

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The Top 10 Scariest and Most Haunted Places in South Carolina

This article ranks the 10 scariest and most haunted places in South Carolina. It provides a brief overview of each site's history, ghost sightings (when applicable), as well as local legends that pertain to their haunted pasts.

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Time and Again: The Story of a Haunted Bedroom

It is said that energies of the past, especially those involving trauma, linger long after the incident itself is forgotten. The following is the true account of a woman whose home not only retained memories of a devastating event but replayed it in perpetuity.

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Something in the Darkness: Is It a Sleep Paralysis Demon or Waking Nightmare?

Sleep paralysis is our body's way of preventing us from acting out our dreams. In some cases, however, this protective mechanism does more harm than good. The following is a real-life account that is either an example of this phenomenon or a demonic visitation that affected two people at once.

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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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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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The Dark Secrets of the Most Haunted Place in India

The Bhangarh Fort in the Rajasthan State of India is officially recognized as the most haunted place in India. The locals believe that anyone who has entered the fort in the dark has never been seen again. This fear was the very reason why the entire fort city was abandoned.

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The Mysterious Room Inside India's National Library

A mysterious room was discovered in the National Library of India in Kolkata. No one knew about this room and no one could enter. What was its purpose? Is it haunted?

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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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9 Most Haunted Places in Alabama to Visit

Alabama has a rich 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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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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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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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 phenomena 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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Can Science Explain Why People See Ghosts?

All the scientific evidence says that ghosts don't exist, 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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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.

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True Tales of Hauntings: The Spoiled Ground

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.

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The Scent of a Ghost: Smelling a Specter

Ghosts are popularly known for their sight and sound. But can a ghost be detected by its smell? In many cases, the scent of a ghost announces its presence. Anybody can smell a ghost, even eminent celebrities such as Ariana Grande.

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When the Shadows Lengthen: Haunted Cemeteries

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.

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The Ghostly History of Franklin Castle: Hauntings of Cleveland, Ohio

Franklin Castle in Cleveland, Ohio, is considered the "most haunted house in Ohio." Are the rumors of hauntings legitimate? Could the ghosts of the original owner's family still be haunting the halls of the famous Victorian mansion?

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Are Ghosts and Spirits Real? Psychology Fails to Explain the Paranormal

While Abigail Pettibone may have died hundreds of years ago, many who have dined at the tavern bearing her name have reported her ghost still resides there. Despite efforts to explain this supernatural or paranormal phenomenon, psychology still falls short when trying to explain hauntings.

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How to Contact the Spirit World (and Perils to Avoid)

Whether it be by séance, black mirror, or Ouija board, the ultimate goal is to make contact with the dead. However, these interactions can come with a price.

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Is Baldwin-Wallace University Haunted?

Baldwin-Wallace is rumored to be haunted. Most of these hauntings have been reported in Lang Hall and Kohler Hall—both dormitories. Apparitions have also been seen outside Bonds Hall. Is there any truth to these reported paranormal happenings?

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True Ghostly Encounters: Can Home Renovations Wake the Dead?

Earthbound spirits can remain dormant for years until something, or someone, awakens them. Resting souls have been known to be called to action when the places they frequented in this world are disturbed. The following story recounts an instance in which renovations, quite literally, woke the dead.

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The Lady in Red of the Sandusky Mall: Hauntings of Erie County, Ohio

Many visitors and employees of the Sandusky Mall in Sandusky, Ohio report encounters with a mysterious ghost known only as the Lady in Red.

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Is Cedar Point Haunted? Ghost Stories of Sandusky, Ohio

Throughout the years, numerous reports of hauntings have occurred throughout the Cedar Point amusement park. Is there any truth to these ghost stories?

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Ghost of Bellamy Bridge in Northwest Florida

Discover the ghostly story of a bride who died by fire on her wedding day and whose restless spirit now haunts an old bridge in northwest Florida.

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Ghostly Animal Encounters: The Haunted Shelter

Whether or not animals have souls is a topic that is subject to debate. Many believe that animals have spirits that continue on after death. Unfortunately, those souls do not always find peace. This is one woman's account of an animal shelter and the lost souls who called it home.

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Ernest Hemingway's Haunted Key West Home

Given the Hemingway's love of Key West and their beautiful home there, it is not surprising that many people have reported seeing the couple's ghosts— individually and together—in the building and around the grounds of their former tropical estate.

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True Ghost Stories: In Her Father's Shadow

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.