Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Scary Christmas Legends and Merry Xmas from everyone at National Paranormal

Here in the United States, the majority of the population celebrates Christmas and waits for Santa Claus to deliver gifts on Dec. 24.

However, some of the legends of other countries may seem a bit...well, terrifying.
One of my favorites is Krampus — the anti-Santa.

A legend in German folklore, Krampus is a beast-like creature that contrasts St. Nicholas who rewards well-behaved children with gifts, similar to our Santa Claus.

Parents would threaten naughty children that Krampus would visit them on Dec. 5, throw them in a sack and carry them away to his lair.

Iceland has a few particularly frightening myths including Jolakotturinn — the Yule Cat or Christmas Cat — and Gryla, an Icelandic ogress.

For many Icelandic families, those who finish their work on time receive new clothes at Christmas, but the lazy ones do not. To encourage children to work hard, parents would tell the tale of the Yule Cat.

Read more at NJ.com

Monday, December 16, 2013

Haunted House for Sale in Dunmore, Pennsylvania sounds sweet

Here is an interesting ad for a home for sale in Dunmore, PA, which is only slightly haunted. and at a reasonable price. The home also has secret doors to a hidden room, which I think is cool in itself. To see the full ad, click on the link at the bottom of full article.

Description

Built in 1901, this Victorian home in the Hollywood section of Dunmore features 1850 sf of living space with an additional 1350 sf of partially finished space. Original hardwood floors throughout entire home. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Off-street parking. Freshly painted. New moulding throughout entire first floor. 

Slightly haunted. Nothing serious, though. e.g. The sounds of phantom footsteps. A strange knocking sound followed by a very quiet (hardly noticeable, even) scream at 3:13am, maybe once a week. Twice a week, tops. And the occasional ghastly visage lurking behind you in the bathroom mirror. Even still, this occurs very rarely and only in the second floor bathroom. 

First floor features: Large living room with an open staircase, stainglass window and a large picture window. Large dining room with bay windows. A study/library with another stainglass window and a secret door behind a moving bookcase which leads into a small office. 


Ghost caught on CCTV camera in UK restaurant (video)

They’ve been off our screens for a good few years now, but maybe it’s time paranormal investigators Mulder and Scully returned... to investigate a Luton X-File.

It could be a spook-tacular prank, but staff at Jimmy’s World Grill & Bar in the town centre – and their head office – assure me they’ve been left scratching their heads by unexplained activity at their restaurant.

CCTV footage they’ve sent me suggests that a poltergeist is on the loose. About 50 seconds into the clip, a chair appears to move on its own. Then a napkin flies up in the air, a menu shifts a bit, and cutlery and a plate fly off the left edge of the table.

Manager Rehan Anwar said: “The incident was brought to my attention by a customer who was sitting a few tables away and heard a loud crash.

“When she turned around there was no body sat at the table which baffled her. I instantly went over to the table where the incident had taken place to find a broken plate and cutlery on the floor. I didn’t think too much of it at the time but when talking to the staff about it a couple of days later they joked about it being a ghost.

“Then someone suggested looking at the CCTV on the closest camera to see if that table was covered. It was.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

High ghost hunters burned down historic Louisiana Plantation (video)

A group of ghost hunters have confessed to burning down the historic LaBeau Plantation. Joshua Allen, 20, Kevin Barbe, 20, Joshua Briscoe 20, Dusten Davenport, 31, Joseph Landin, 20, and Bryon Meek, 29, and an unnamed 17-year-old, were arrested on Saturday. The seven men were charged with a variety of crimes ranging from arson to criminal trespassing.

All seven men were arraigned on Monday. Judge Perry Nicosia set their bonds between $75,000 and $450,00. Authorities said the men admit breaking in to the plantation on Friday evening to smoke marijuana, drink alcohol, and look for ghosts. St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said the ghost hunters eventually made “a conscious decision” to burn down the LaBeau Plantation.

The historic plantation is located in Arabi, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The home was built by Franciose Barthelemy LeBeau in 1851. It took three years to finish construction of the sixteen-room home. Although LeBeau passed away within months of the home’s completion, it remained in the family for the next 50 years.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nickelodeon star Arianna Grande says she sees demons

And Ariana Grande is supposed to be the "normal" teeny bopper star.

The "Sam & Cat" actress, who also sings the hit song "The Way," is on the cover of Complex Magazine, for which she gave an interview in which she talked about evil presences in her car, photographing "textbook demons" with her smart phone, and something whispering near her head as she tried to sleep.

Here is a quick excerpt - go to Complex for the full interview (which has some more normal answers to questions in it as well).

Complex: Have you ever seen an alien?

Ariana: Not an alien, but I’ve had a ghost/demon experience. We were in Kansas City a few weeks ago and went to this haunted castle and were so excited. The next night we wanted to go to Stull Cemetery, which is known as one of the seven gates to hell on Earth. The Pope won’t fly over it—

Complex: I love that you know that. Sorry, go on.

Ariana: I felt this sick, overwhelming feeling of negativity over the whole car and we smelled sulfur, which is the sign of a demon, and there was a fly in the car randomly, which is another sign of a demon. I was like, “This is scary, let’s leave.” I rolled down the window before we left and said, “We apologize. We didn’t mean to disrupt your peace.” Then I took a picture and there are three super distinct faces in the picture—they’re faces of textbook demons.

Complex: Let’s see the picture.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Has Edinburgh's most haunted pub ghost finally been caught on film

IT is believed to be Edinburgh’s most haunted pub, with more spooky spectres than there are spirits behind the bar.

Now staff at the Grassmarket’s White Hart Inn have what they believe is a photo of a troublemaking ghost, captured by a family of Australian 
tourists.

It shows what staff claim is a ghostly female apparition near the venue’s main bar.

The spooky snap is believed to be a girl in a red dress who haunts the bar, a spectral hand visible at her side.

Such has been the 
excitement over the image, a ghost-chasing film crew has asked to spend a night locked inside the pub in a bid to capture unmistakable proof of the afterlife on camera.

Inn manager Michael Johnson, a self-proclaimed sceptic, said the couple’s daughter took the holiday snap about eight weeks ago on a night out.

Mr Johnson said he remembers the night well as he had been giving the pleasant couple “jip about the rugby”.

He said: “They were about the second last group to leave and they pulled on my shirt and said ‘look at this’.

“They’d looked through the photos and seen something a bit strange. She pulled it up on us and that’s when I knew it wasn’t a hoax. She couldn’t have done any computer graphics because she was still in the pub.”

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Inside the brain of the walking dead


The rotting flesh, the shuffling walk, the unintelligible groans — it's not hard to spot a zombie at a glance even among the most gruesome of Halloween monsters. But what's going on inside their brain?

Based on fictional accounts of the undead creatures' bizarre behavior, several prominent scientists have taken a crack at the mystery. Neuroscientists Bradley Voytek, of the University of California, San Diego, and Tim Verstynen, of Carnegie Mellon University, are both avid zombie fans. Back when they were in graduate school together, they would sit around watching zombie movies and got to thinking about what causes zombies to behave as they do.

"We mocked up what a zombie brain would look like," Voytek said, and "it kind of took off." Voytek calls it a way of getting people to accidentally learn something about the brain.


Diagnosing a zombie

Broadly speaking, zombies can be either slow zombies (think the original "Dawn of the Dead") or fast zombies (à la the film's 2004 remake). Slow zombies shuffle in an uncoordinated manner and can't open doors, suggesting a problem with the cerebellum, Voytek said. This region at the back of the head, known as the "little brain," plays an important role in coordinated movements. Tasks such as picking up a quarter on the ground are actually really hard, Voytek said.  "We still can't get robots to do this."

All zombies — fast ones included — seem to have poor memory and lack the ability to plan as a group.
"They don't really have any social skills," Voytek said.

They also lack cognitive control — there's no delaying the gratification of warm human flesh. These symptoms suggest their frontal lobes probably aren't functioning correctly, Voytek said. In animal studies, cutting connections to the frontal lobes causes lots of problems, he added.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lynly Ehrlich, Ghost Investigator and best friend tells her haunting tales (podcast)

One of my best friends, partner in crime, and fellow ghost hunter, was invited to partake in a pod cast regarding her paranormal experiences and career.

So I would like to share this (check out the link below)

Great interview, great website and great podcast: Enjoy !!


It’s the Happy Halloween episode! Natalie and Wayne get you in the spirit with “Walking Dead”, “American Horror Story”, their scary movie list and other ghoulish tidbits! Special paranormal investigator and expert Lynly Ehrlich livens up the show with some ghastly stories of the undead! 


It’s the Happy Halloween episode! Natalie and Wayne get you in the spirit with “Walking Dead”, “American Horror Story”, their scary movie list and other ghoulish tidbits! Special paranormal investigator and expert Lynly Ehrlich livens up the show with some ghastly stories of the undead! - See more at: http://natalieandwayne.com/2013/10/31/ep12-lynly-ehrlich/#sthash.Hg6HI3yj.dpuf


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My good fIt’s the Happy Halloween episode! Natalie and Wayne get you in the spirit with “Walking Dead”, “American Horror Story”, their scary movie list and other ghoulish tidbits! Special paranormal investigator and expert Lynly Ehrlich livens up the show with some ghastly stories of the undead! - See more at: http://natalieandwayne.com/2013/10/31/ep12-lynly-ehrlich/#sthash.Hg6HI3yj.dpuf
Lynly Ehrlich
It’s the Happy Halloween episode! Natalie and Wayne get you in the spirit with “Walking Dead”, “American Horror Story”, their scary movie list and other ghoulish tidbits! Special paranormal investigator and expert Lynly Ehrlich livens up the show with some ghastly stories of the undead!
- See more at: http://natalieandwayne.com/2013/10/31/ep12-lynly-ehrlich/#sthash.Hg6HI3yj.dpuf

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Does the ghost of the Lady in Pink roam this Ohio courthouse (video)

Unexplained sights and sounds chill the bones for those who believe that spirits roam the halls of some of Ohio's old county courthouses.

Murder in the courtroom is said to be the reason the "Lady in Pink" walks the hallways of the Wayne County Courthouse in Wooster.

Common Pleas Court Administrator James Fox has always been skeptical - until he saw "something" on the security camera. "I look at the monitor and sure enough just right down the hall from where I was standing there was a figure in a reddish, pinkish hue just right down the hall. I looked down the hall and nobody's there, and I look back at the screen and there is definitely a figure," Fox said.

There are stories of the freight elevator that operates by key only, opening unexpectedly, and cleaning carts moving by themselves. "We've had cleaning people who've actually retired, resigned as a result. Part of that is probably just being in incredibly, creepy hundred-plus year old building at one in the morning," according to Fox.

Some of the stories may have originated when the interior of the building was being renovated in 1999 and construction crews working third shift reported seeing strange things, including ghosts.

A new renovation project will start soon on the outside of the building, but Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Wiest is not too concerned about stirring up any more ghosts.


Ghost caught on camera at Daytona Beach hotel (video)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —The historic Plaza Resort and Spa on A1A and Seabreeze Boulevard in Daytona Beach has seen a lot of comings and goings, including spring-breakers in the 1990s, but  current guests have some employees spooked.

They believe the hotel is haunted.

The hotel is well over a century old, and the employees think former guests have either returned or never left.

Hotel security chief Chris Lenkiewicz and his staff were watching security monitors several weeks back when they saw something odd moving through a downstairs bar.

"It wasn't dust. It wasn't a flashlight. There was nobody on property causing stuff to happen to mess with other employees," he said.

An apparition moved about, changing sizes. And when a guard went down to check, others say, the ghostly presence seemed to hide.

Though he couldn't see it, the guard felt something, and later on security video, the apparition almost took on the shape of a person and ran away.

Employees said there have been strange sightings and sounds from all corners of the hotel, hallways, bathrooms and even hotel rooms, like Room 1111, where a guest fell to his death from a balcony several years back.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Does Bigfoot live in Upstate New York (video)

WHITEHALL, N.Y. -- The Adirondack Mountains have many tales to tell, and likely keep even more secrets.

The town of Whitehall, NY is tucked away in the southeast corner of the range -- population a little over two thousand -- and for the most part, it's a quiet place to live.

But spend some time in it's deep forests, or hike its brooding mountains, and you might come to understand why many folks in town think something strange is out there.

Accounts of Bigfoot sightings have become legend over the years, a cultural phenomenon, evolving from tales whispered around a campfire to questionable accounts documented on reality TV.

But Whitehall has been a hot bed of Bigfoot activity for hundreds of years. Paul Bartholomew is an author and Whitehall resident. He's been researching this pheomena for almost 40 years.

"You can go all the way back to the Algonquin and the Iroquois and their stories of the Giant Men and the Giant Men Of The Mountains, and the Stone Giants," Bartholomew said. "In the 1800's they were called "wild men" or "strange bears", so there's a consistent pattern of sightings from the Algonquin and Iroquois to the present day that maintains this mystery."

Bartholomew has documented scores of sightings over the years, has even collected physical evidence such as plaster casts of huge bare footprints found in the area. But the most compelling testimony comes from Whitehall's most famous incident, which happened in August of 1976.


Mississippi residents report sightings of “El Chupacabra” (video)

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - An unwanted visitor has made himself at home in the quiet town of Picayune. "If a zombie had a dog, it would look like that," said Jennifer Whitfield.

She and her 11-year-old son, Justin, spotted the mysterious creature on a lot near their home. They weren't sure what to think, but Justin believed it could be a chupacabra.

They captured video of the animal and posted it online. That's when they discovered they weren't the only ones to spot the animal. A few streets over, the Dentons were already on the case.

"I kept looking up ‘hairless coyote,' and it kept saying ‘chupacabra,'" said Amanda Denton. "We've been running back and forth to our cars because we didn't want the chupacabra to get us."

Her husband, Jonathan, was at a loss as well. "I didn't know what it was, but then Animal Control couldn't find it, so maybe it was a chupacabra," he said.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Ghost Hunters star has never seen a ghost (video)

Steve Gonsalves has spent 20 years seeking out the paranormal – but he says he’s never seen a ghost with his own eyes.

Gonsalves is one part of the spirit-seeking team on SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” series.

“What you would think of as the floating apparition, I’ve never seen that,” Gonsalves told Fox News’ Lauren Green. “I’ve seen a lot of things I can’t explain – objects moving, things falling that doesn’t make sense, smells, black masses, that sort of thing – but I’ve never seen an actual ghost.”

Nevertheless, Gonsalves plans to keep looking for ghosts and evidence of their existence. He says people are drawn to the supernatural because of a natural curiosity about what happens after death.

“Is there life after death? Where do we go? What happens to the energy inside of our body?” Gonsalves asks. “Investigators like me, we’re looking for those answers for people and for us.”

As for whether you should cower in fear if you suspect a spirit nearby, Gonsalves says you’re in the clear … for the most part.


Woman claims she was healed by a ghost...with a photo to prove it

A WOMAN believes she was healed by a ghostly apparition known as the White Lady as she visited a church during a family summer holiday.

Diane Berthelot had been unwell for months after having her gall bladder removed and was taking antibiotics for an infection when she went into Worstead village church in Norfolk to rest and escape the heat.

While she sat on a pew close to the font and prayed for a full recovery, her husband Peter and son David wandered around the empty church taking photographs.

Mrs Berthelot remembers vividly tingling all over and feeling “warm and comfortable” while sitting on the wooden bench with her eyes closed and head bowed.

When she felt better the family left the church and did not think about the incident until six months later when the camera film was developed and they held a slide show of their holiday snaps for their lodger at their home in Chelmsford, Essex.

One photo clearly showed a woman wearing a bonnet and dressed in light-coloured, old-fashioned clothes, sitting facing Mrs Berthelot on a bench directly behind her.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The ghost of Vera haunts Pacific University

Vera is something of a local celebrity. She haunts Pacific University’s Knight Hall, playing tricks on those inside and flipping on the lights.

Or so the stories say.

Stories of Vera have swirled through Forest Grove for more than a century, said Jeff Grundon, senior associate director of admissions. As a student at Pacific University in the 1970s, he wasn’t sure he believed the stories, even when his friends said they met her at night.

But when his office as an employee was moved to Knight Hall 20 years ago, he started noticing things.

He has etched the date of the first incident into his brain: July 5, 1993. The hairs on the back of his neck stood up, and he couldn’t open a door.

Grundon said a pileup of events made him a believer. Strange smells, silly laughs. Lights on when he turned them off.

Once, he watched his briefcase slide three feet of its own accord. Another time, a fan turned itself on when he was working with a colleague and a student.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

County employees busted for ghost camera

Two city-county employees have been given reprimands for having a camera posted in hopes of capturing paranormal activity in the county health department, Chief Executive Matt Vincent said Tuesday.

Vincent said an internal investigation concluded — as the county attorney had said in August — that no crimes had been committed. When asked if the matter could be characterized as off-the-wall or something serious, he said both.

“I mean, for God’s sake, whenever you are talking about ghosts it’s off the wall,” he said. “But it’s serious in that the public gives trust in us and we need to take that seriously, and setting up cameras in public buildings to catch paranormal activity I don’t think is gaining the public’s trust.”

The investigation began after a motion-sensitive camera was found Aug. 21 in a vacant, little-used room in the Butte-Silver Bow County Health Department at 25 W. Front St. It was determined later the camera belonged to a nonprofit group called the Butte Paranormal Investigative Team, which set it up after work hours.

According to a memo about the investigation from Interim Human Resources Director Penny McElroy, one employee indicated that she worked with a local group to see if there was any paranormal activity in the building.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ghost appears in window of home in Ohio (video)

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.

"A very disturbing photo. It appears to be an image of a child. I believe the image in the photograph shows what is in our home," she said. "I’ve heard giggling, I've heard little footsteps."


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Occupants say former Illinois restaurant is haunted.

MOUNT PULASKI — Several current and former occupants of one Mount Pulaski building say they are convinced the property is haunted.

For years, stories have circulated about mysterious dimes frequently found on the floor and on countertops there. People have recalled seeing shadow-like figures pass through the building and several former residents claim to have heard inexplicable footsteps in the night, as well as many other seemingly unexplainable happenings.

Since 2006, the space at the heart of those stories has been the home of Saddie’s Secret Place, an antiques and collectibles shop on the downtown square.

“I never thought I’d believe as much as I do now,” shop owner Debbi Gellmen said, “and it all started when I moved here.”

Gellmen, who also lives at the location, said that she’s experienced everything from products being moved around the store to strange power outages in her light fixtures.

“That fixture right there,” Gellmen said, as she pointed at an old candelabra-style light, “the lights will go out on that, one by one in a circle, one after another.”

The owner of the property, Lana Hebenstreit, confirmed that she has also had some strange experiences there.

“Pretty much everyone who’s ever lived or worked in that building has had some kind of experience,”
Hebenstreit said.

When she and her family lived in the building, Hebenstreit’s children claimed to have heard footsteps at night that couldn’t be traced to a person.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Deadly Pakistan earthquake creates a mysterious new island

A massive, 7.7 magnitude quake struck south-central Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon local time. 

The USGS warns that there will high casualties and economic losses, requiring international response. Seismologists have also confirmed that the quake raised a new island, about 30-40 feet high, off the coast.

The island is about half a mile off the coast of Gwadar, in the Arabian Sea. Already, reports the International Herald Tribune, crowds have gathered to see the mountainous, rocky island. Some are claiming it is 100 feet long.

On the Gwadar coastline, the quake created a small island about half a mile into the sea near an area called ‘Jhanda’, according to Express News.

The newly appearing island is said to have a mountainous terrain rising up to a hundred feet. A large crowd was seen gathering at the site to see the new island.

It's not unusual for earthquakes of this magnitude to change the coastline, or even deform the shape of the planet. In 2010, an 8.8 magnitude quake in Chile created new coastlines in that country and changed the shape of the Earth enough to shorten our days by a fraction of a second

Today in Pakistan, estimates of damages are still coming in, and it may be days before we know the full extent of the losses because the quake struck in many regions that are remote.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bigfoot footprint found in Ohio backyard (video)

Ashtabula County resident Wendy – she asked to have her last name withheld because she’s not sure she wants to be involved with Bigfoot stories – was doing yard work on Aug. 11 when she noticed a 7.5 inch wide footprint that was an inch and a half deep into the mud.

“I took a picture to show my mother’s husband, who’s a hunter, and he said it wasn’t a human’s,” she said. “I’m not claiming that footprint to be anything. I don’t know what that is.”

Wendy recalls multiple incidents in the past five years in which she and her husband have come across “something not human.” She said she hears knocking sounds on the walls of their house late at night, and she remembers a time when she saw a figure in all black running across the railroad tracks.

“The direction they were going, there were no homes. It would’ve gone out the woods, crossed the tracks, and gone back into the woods,” she said.

Wendy and her husband have also heard loud growls outside. “I never walked backwards so fast to get back in the house. But I couldn’t see, it was so dark back there.” She said the growl was impossible to duplicate and made her husband’s “hair stand up.”

“I didn’t believe in the sasquatch before,” Wendy said. “And in fact I’m still fighting it. But I can’t make sense of that large footprint.”

According to the group Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, Ohio has logged more than 242 sightings since 1974.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

100 elk die mysteriously in 24 hours in New Mexico (video)

Officials with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are puzzling over the mysterious deaths of more than 100 elk, apparently all within a 24-hour period, in rural New Mexico.

The elk were found Aug. 27 on a 75,000-acre ranch north of the city of Las Vegas.

Livestock deaths, by themselves, are not unusual — there are many things that can fell large animals, including predators, poachers, a natural or man-made toxin, disease, drought, heat, starvation, and even lightning.

But so far wildlife officials have seemingly ruled out most of these possibilities: The elk weren't shot (nor taken from the area), so it was not poachers. Tests have come back negative for anthrax, a bacteria that exists naturally in the region and can kill large animals. There seems to be no evidence of any heavy pesticide use in the area that might have played a role in the die-off.

Though lightning strikes are not uncommon in the Southwest and in New Mexico specifically, killing over 100 animals at one time would be an incredibly rare event. It might be an as-yet unidentified disease, though killing so many at once — and so quickly — would be very unusual. Another possibility is some sort of contamination of the well or water tanks, but so far no toxins have been identified.

Wildlife officials are hopeful that they will be able to identify the cause of death — if for no other reason that it would give peace of mind to ranchers and hunters.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Evolution of Sea Monsters on Medieval Maps


WASHINGTON — The iconic sea serpents, mermaids and other mythical creatures found on world maps from medieval and Renaissance times splash to life on the pages of a new book.

Chet Van Duzer's "Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps" (British Library, 2013) charts the evolution of the mythical creatures that adorned atlases from the 10th century through the 17th century.

Cartographers used the beastly art to illustrate mysterious, unexplored regions of the globe and the possible dangers of seafaring.

Despite their wild appearance, many of these creatures were based on real animals.

"The creatures look purely fantastic. They all look like they were just made up," Van Duzer, a map historian at the Library of Congress, said here Thursday (Sept. 5) in a talk about his book. "But, in fact, a lot of them come from what were considered, at the time, scientific sources."


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ghost blamed for death of student

BANKURA, 31 AUG: Sensation sparked off leading to pandemonium in Bankura when a ghost was blamed for the death of a girl.

Girl students of the Kenjakura High school have been complaining of ‘ghost’ menace since past few days.

“Nearly six girls last week complained that they have experienced some supernatural activities in the school premises, though we have not paid any heed to it,” said Mrs Rama Mukherjee, headmistress of the school.

She said: “A latrine in the school was abandoned for years and recently we have re-opened it after refurbishing it, which the students surprisingly  said was a den of ‘ghosts’.”

Sulekha Dutta (11), a class VI student of the school fell sick after returning home from school yesterday. Her mother, Mrs Bani Dutta, said: “She complained of chest pain and kept telling that the ‘ghost’ in the school had gripped her.” The girl later was found hanging in her bedroom this morning. Police recovered her body.

The guardians raided the school demanding immediate sealing of the latrine. Mrs Mukherjee said: “They also ransacked the office room.” The school authority sent SOS to police.


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ape-like creature caught on trailcam in Virginia. Bigfoot ??

Submitted by Roger Williams
Special to the Southwest Times

Can you help identify this animal from the picture shown here?

It is unclear if this is an unverified picture of a “Bigfoot.” It was recently discovered on a “trail cam” placed in the nearby mountains.

It was surprising, to say the least, when I discovered the image on the camera’s disc. What in the world can this be?

Carefully scrutinizing the image, it appears that the right arm shows fingers as the animal grasps the base of the tree stump. It also has elongated feet similar to a man’s appendages. Its fur is matted on the back but thin on the arms and legs. Unfortunately, the head and face are not shown by the image taken.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Ghost of Bank Robber seen at intersection (news video)

Marvin Amerson (left)
(Memphis) Do you believe in ghosts?

Many people do and say they’ve seen the man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank and killed himself when he was cornered by police.

A paranormal investigator says he’s been contacted by two people in East Memphis where the bank robber died.

Those who’ve apparently seen this ghost have seen it at the exact spot where the bank robber ended his life.

“I haven’t been looking but I will probably see it now that it is in my head,” said Lori McCaghren, who lives on Walnut Grove.

From her front door, McCaghren has the perfect view of the corner of Walnut Grove and Perkins. She has yet to see the ghost

“I mean, what time of day?” she asked.

“A shadowy figure that you can see through,” said Mike Einspanjer, the owner of Memphis Paranormal Investigations and grief counselor.

Einspanjer says he’s had two people contact him, a man and woman, about seeing Marvin Amerson at night, back from the dead.

Amerison killed himself July 23rd after robbing a Wells Fargo Bank on Poplar.

He took police on a chase and then crashed his van.

Instead of surrendering, Amerson ended his life.

Einspanjer says suicides often produce ghosts.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Five most haunted places in Mumbai ‘the city of dreams’

Mumbai is also known for its many structures that remind us of the colonial past and some structures are said to be sinister or ghostly in a way that instills fear.

Daily Bhaskar brings to you a list of the five most haunted places in the city that never sleeps. Even if someone steps in that area by compulsion or by mistake, they make sure that they leave that place before the sun sets in. With various stories doing the rounds, people do not know the real truth behind the rumors. But Mumbaikars are sure of one thing, i.e., they do not wish to tread that area for any reason.

Tower of Silence: The Tower of Silence is actually a Parsi cemetery situated rather picturesquely on Malabar Hill in South Mumbai. Zoroastrians or the Parsis left the bodies of their dead for vultures to feed on. In this way they believed that they were returning to nature the same they had taken from it. The winding road that leads down the hill is particularly desolate and eerie at night and the place has become recognized as a kind of ghoulish hangout.

Haunted village pub reopens in Derbyshire, UK

One of the most haunted pubs in Derbyshire is welcoming in punters once again after being restored to its former glory.

One of the most haunted pubs in Derbyshire is welcoming in punters once again after being restored to its former glory.

The Yew tree Inn on Manor Road, South Wingfield, may look like a quaint village venue, but if personal accounts are to be believed - the spirits aren’t just behind the bar.

Owner Martin Barnaville has spent £7,000 restoring the original oak beams at the premises - which some suggest has existed in the village site the 15th Century

He said: “This is such an historical pub and very popular with the villagers and we have spent weeks restoring it to its original condition or, as I say, out with the new and in with the old!”

Landlord and landlady Martin, 61, and wife Sarah, 41, have operated the pub since 2006, but decided to lease it out to tenants in September 2012. When those tenants left in March this year, the couple felt it was time to take over the reigns once again.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Tourists' in shock as Morag monster of Loch Morar makes an appearence

SHE has been quiet for more than two decades without even the hint of a recorded sighting…

But now Scotland’s second most famous Loch monster – Morag of Loch Morar – has made a comeback.

Holidaymaker Doug Christie, a recently retired oil industry engineer not given to flights of fancy, said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a solid 20ft black shape in the water.

He and wife Charlotte say they saw the beast three times during a stay at Kisimuil B&B by the loch. Doug, 66, from Brechin, Angus, said: “I could not believe my eyes.

“I am not the type to get excited unduly but this just couldn’t be explained.

“It was a large black shape on the loch that looked just like a bit of a ­submarine and around the same size.

Charlotte said: “I thought it was a whale. We saw it three times in the space of two days.

“The ­longest sighting was about 10 minutes before it submerged again.”

Photographer claims 'black object' glided beneath surface of Loch Ness (video)

A freak wave breaks the still waters of Loch Ness - but could it have been the monster?

Amateur photographer David Elder claims a “solid black object” gliding beneath the lake’s surface caused the sudden ripple.

David, 50, was focusing in a swan at Fort Augustus on the south-west end when he spotted the “creature”.

David, of East Kilbride, said: “Out of the corner of my right eye I caught site of a black area of water about 15ft long which developed into a kind of bow wave.

"I'm convinced this was caused by a solid black object under the water. The water was very still at the time and there were no ripples coming off the wave and no other activity on the water.

"Water was definitely going over something sold and making the wave. It looks like the sort of wave perhaps created by a windsurfing board but there was nobody on the Loch at the time, no boats, nothing.

"It is something I just can't explain."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Horned Sea Monster washes ashore in Spain

The decomposing corpse of a bizarre creature that recently washed ashore in Spain has local wondering what the hell it could be: A sea monster? A dragon? Falcor from The Neverending Story?

The horned beast was first spotted last Thursday by a beachgoer in the Andalusian village of Villaricos.

Photos of the "mutant fish," which is said to be about four meters (13 feet) in length, soon surfaced online, and the local Civil Defense was called in to examine the remains.

But so far, nada.

"We have no idea what it could be, but it smells bad," Civil Defense rep María Sánchez told a local news site.

Several theories have been put forth by experts, including the possibility that it is a type of shark, but the Association in Defense of Marine Fauna says further study is needed.

The biologists have their work cut out for them: As the Civil Defense was forced to bury the creature for "health reasons," the association only has photos snapped at the scene to go by.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

'Ghostbuster' arrested for conducting exorcism with penis

A Guangzhou man purporting to be a Taoist priest defrauded a woman of 20,000 yuan after convincing her to have sex with him to 'exorcise demons', Shenzhen Media Group reports.

According to Haizhu district police, on July 23 a man, surnamed Huang, visited a feng shui store and struck up a conversation with the sales assistant Xin (pseudonym). After a brief display of what sounds like basic cold-reading, Huang convinced Xin that he had supernatural powers and told her he was a 'Master Dragon Seeker'. Huang also introduced Xin to his female disciple, Youxin, a "female geomancer".

On July 30, Youxin and Xin met for tea. After Xin confessed an unrequited love for an older man, Youxin told her to book a room at a nearby hotel, specifically Room A12 on the 4th floor as that was where the "chi" was most powerful. "We've done many rituals there before," Youxin said.

After she had taken a shower, Xin was told to put on some lingerie. "This way, we can see what's in your body", said Youxin. After examining her the "geomancer" told Xin that someone had put a curse on her and that "only my master can set you free".


Sunday, August 11, 2013

UFO "Car" on road freaks out New Zealand man

A West Coast man is 'freaked out' after coming face to face last night with what he claims was a UFO, parked on the road outside the entrance to Shantytown.

Matthew Robert, a mechanic from Rutherglen, insists he is not alone and that three other cars were also confronted by the night-time visitor on Rutherglen Road, south of Greymouth, about 8.45pm.

When the car-shaped object suddenly lifted into the sky in a blinding light, he and the other drivers left in such a hurry they left skid marks on the road.

"I was changing a CD as I was driving and when I looked up I saw what looked like a car without its lights on, stopped in the middle of the road outside Shantytown. I slammed on my brakes and my eyes were still trying to focus, when suddenly the thing just lit up and shot into the sky," Mr Robert said.

"When I came to my senses I noticed that there were three other cars that had stopped on the other side of the road as well. It's weird that no one else has come forward because those people obviously would have seen the same thing I did."

He claims that immediately following the incident he lost all cellphone reception, his vision was blurry and his eyes watery for about an hour afterwards.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Actress Lily Collins Claims She Encountered Ghost In Ireland (video)

HOLLYWOOD actress Lily Collins said she was haunted by the ghost of a seven-year-old girl while staying in Dublin.

The actress was in Dublin earlier this year filming new movie ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ – which also stars Love/Hate’s Robert Sheehan.

She was staying in the Shelbourne Hotel while on location.

And she won’t forget her time there any time soon, she said said when she appeared on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’.

She told host Jimmy Fallon that she felt a “presence” in her hotel room – or more specifically, a person.

“I open my eyes and I hear a giggle,” she said.

“And then I felt a rush of air across my body and I heard all these doors slamming, like fire doors - the ones you don’t hear opening, but then the air - it closes.

“Three of them - and there were three doors outside my room,” the 24-year-old actress said.

Lily, who is the daughter of singer Phil Collins, spoke to staff the following morning about the incident.

She said that she was then told stories about a ghost named Mary Masters.

Mysterious "Angel" priest performs miracle at site of Mercedes crash (video)


CENTER, MO. -- Rescue workers want to thank a higher power for coming to the rescue early Sunday morning. 

Emergency crews spent an hour and a half trying to extricate a 19-year-old Quincy woman trapped in her in crushed car on Missouri 19 near Center, Mo.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said Aaron Smith, 26, crossed the center line and struck Katie Lentz head-on.

Now, friends, family and those who rescued Lentz would love to find and thank a mysterious priest who they say helped make the rescue possible.

New London Fire Chief Raymond Reed said rescue crews spent the first 45 minutes after the accident trying to get Lentz out of a car to no avail Sunday morning shortly after 9 a.m. The metal on an older model Mercedes dulled the department's equipment.

"It was a very well-built car, and when you compact materials like that one, they become even stronger because you're cutting through multiple things instead of one layer," Reed said.

Reed says Lentz was pinned in between the steering wheel and the seat. After 45 minutes passed, medical workers told rescue crews that Katie was failing and fast. That's when Reed decided to move the car, which was standing on its side, back on all four wheels.

About an hour into the rescue, Katie asked rescue workers to pray out loud with her. That's when a priest appeared out of no where.

UFO caught on surveillance in Florida. (video)

NAPLES, FL - A video showing lights hovering over a pool is the talk of Naples. Residents say they have never seen anything like it -- and experts aren't sure either.


Monday night, security officer Debralee Thomas was watching the camera feed from behind a Gulfshore Boulevard condo building just across the street from Venetian Village, when she noticed strange lights swoop in over the pool.

"I realized that it was something that wasn't normal, so I was like 'oh my, what is that,'" Thoma said.

At first glance, what she saw almost looked like a saucer-shaped object up top. Then the object went down into the pool and expanded like a web -- moving back and forth.

After nearly thirty minutes, the object started to disappear.

Thomas said bugs fly up to their cameras all the time, but this was further away.

"It was down on the ground but some of that webbing was longer and it made a funnel down into the pool. Whatever it was doing in the pool, I don't know," Thomas said.

The video was sent to MUFON, a UFO organization in Ohio. Officials at MUFON say it is one of the most fascinating videos they have seen in a while.

They are analyzing it, but they don't think it is a hoax. That's what Thomas' coworkers thought at first, until they saw the video their selves.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mysterious dark line appears in Florida sky.

DUNEDIN — Mike Weight was strolling the beach at Honeymoon Island about noon Wednesday when he saw something weird.

A black line appeared against the bright blue sky, shooting down from a cloud into the gulf.

"At first I thought it was an optical illusion because it was like a dark piece of sky with a light sky background," Weight said. "You could see through it."

Maybe it's a waterspout, he thought. That theory faded quickly. This was no funnel cloud.

Confused, the 73-year-old Clearwater resident pulled out his phone and took a couple of pictures.
He emailed them to the Times, attached with a note.

"Any idea what this was?"

Mike Clay, chief meteorologist at Bay News 9, didn't know what the black line was either. He shared the photos with several other weather experts.


Monday, August 5, 2013

Missouri rancher suspects aliens mutilated her cows (video)

HENRY COUNTY, Mo. - A Missouri rancher is getting tired of making disturbing discoveries on her Henry County land. Lyn Mitchell said she is out of reasonable explanations for what's to blame for killing her livestock.

Mitchell said she's normally a private person, but the deaths of three of her cattle have her speaking out.
"It's just something I want some answers to," she said.

Mitchell found the first cow in December 2011.

"She had obviously been cut on the side of her jaw," Mitchell said. "Her tongue was gone, her ear was gone."

She initially assumed the animal had fallen victim to teenagers or was part of a sacrificial ritual, until earlier this month. Mitchell made the next discovery on July 9.

"I looked first to see her tongue was gone, then immediately noticed the udder had been completely removed," Mitchell said.

The reproductive organs were gone too, Mitchell said. A char mark outlining the cow's body - still visible today - made the death even more mysterious.


Hikers capture footage of 'Bigfoot' in Canada (video)


It has been the stuff of legends for as long as hikers have been traipsing through the wilderness.

But whether you believe this figure caught on camera by hikers in the Canadian wilderness is actually the legendary Bigfoot, or just a man in an ape suit, is all a matter of opinion.

Either way the sighting of the figure, which appears covered in thick black hair and is seen lumbering across the mountain top, has sparked plenty of excitement among Bigfoot fans.

In the footage the figure walks from the trees into the open, pausing briefly before disappearing back into the trees.

It remains unclear exactly where the video was shot but it is believed to have been filmed on a trail near Mission, in British Columbia.

The footage has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube with believers claiming it is evidence that the ape-like creature, known as sasquatch, actually exists.

Huge mysterious pentagram in remote Kazakhstan

Conspiracy theorists, start your engines: On the windblown steppes of central Asia, in an isolated corner of Kazakhstan, there's a large pentagram etched into Earth's surface. And now an archaeologist has revealed the source of the mysterious structure.

The five-pointed star surrounded by a circle, located on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir, shows up vividly on Google Maps. There are almost no other signs of human habitation in the area; the closest settlement is the city of Lisakovsk, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the east.

The region surrounding Lisakovsk is riddled with ancient archaeological ruins. Bronze Age settlements, cemeteries and burial grounds — many of which have yet to be explored — dot the windswept landscape.

What is this bizarre symbol, measuring roughly 1,200 feet (366 meters) in diameter, doing on the side of a desolate lake in northern Kazakhstan? Naturally, many online comments have already linked the site with devil worship, nefarious religious sects or denizens of the underworld.

It certainly doesn't help that, upon zooming into the center of the pentagram, viewers will see two places highlighted by previous visitors to Google Maps: One spot is called Adam, the other, Lucifer — a name often linked to Satan.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ghostly Earl Grey Teabags float in UK shop (video)

The phrase 'dying for a cuppa' has never been so true.

CCTV has captured boxes of teabags floating down the aisles, in what appears to be a spirit haunting a corner shop.

The startling footage from inside the small store seems to show boxes of tea levitating from the shelves before falling down, close to an unaware shopper. 

Shopkeeper Michelle Newbold said she is baffled after CCTV from the Whitstable Nutrition Centre in Whitstable, Kent captured two boxes of tea bags hover off the shelves.

The footage, uploaded to YouTube, then shows them drop to floor and startle the man - in what could be a ghost attempting to make off with a brew.
 
  The shop, which sells a range of natural products, has now become a viral sensation.

Ms Newbold said: 'I was perplexed I suppose. I just couldn't believe it.

'I have no idea about how it has happened. It is just a complete mystery. 

'I have never seen anything like it since I've been running the shop. The customer never said anything and I don't even know who it was.'

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Reality show offers 10 MIllion dollars if you find the real bigfoot

It's time to really find out if Bigfoot truly exists with the LARGEST CASH PRIZE IN TELEVISION HISTORY. Spike is raising the stakes something serious in the endless quest to discover the truth about the legendary creature known as Bigfoot, the seemingly mythical being that roams forests of the world, avoiding mankind.

We here at SPIKE have announced a new one-hour reality show, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," featuring ambitious teams of explorers on a brazen exhibition to unearth real evidence of Bigfoot's existence. The "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty" is a new competitive reality show features various teams of explorers on a quest to answer the question of whether Big Foot truly lives. The $10 million in cash, underwritten by Lloyd's of London, would be the LARGEST CASH PRIZE IN TELEVISION HISTORY.

"10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," which will feature scientists, zoologists, seasoned trackers, and actual Bigfoot hunters who all believe in the infamous creature's existence. The teams will be faced with the daunting task of proving to a group of experts that Bigfoot, the hairy ape-like sasquatch, exists with the irrefutable evidence. The winner will be the first team to secure proof – and win the unprecedented $10 million bounty.

New Kentucky museum of the paranormal, unexplained and bizarre (video)

Van Lear, Ky. (WYMT) The world beyond our veil of perception is a subject that fascinates, captivates, and sometimes frightens. Whether you believe in this alleged phenomenon or not, its impact on pop culture is undeniable, which is why this man has opened an attraction to celebrate it.

“Well, I've always been into the paranormal and the strange my entire life...so I said why not open a business that gets my collection out into the public eye,” said Eli Harrington, owner of the East Kentucky Museum of Mysteries.

That collection contains some of the most bizarre artifacts imaginable, from an extensive collection of spirit photography and coffins, to a functional gallow. Harrington's passion for these things is obvious, one he shares with his fiancé'.

“He's more of the expert on it than I am. I'll ask him questions like could this be that or propose theories...it's kind of a teamwork thing. Mulder and Scully-ish in a way,” said Kyrie Fawke.

“I just want to point out the thing behind me, this is an actual vampire protection kit from the 1800s preserved with a wooden stake, a cross garlic,” said WYMT reporter Eric Eckstrom.

Demi Lovato Says Her House In Texas Is Haunted



Demi Lovato revealed during an interview with BuzzFeed that not only is her house in Texas haunted, but that she has seen ghosts and is very aware of the afterlife. Just read what Demi had to say during her interview:
“I go ghost hunting. My house in Texas is so ridiculously haunted. Not by a bad spirit, but a little girl. I think her name is Emily. I’ve had a medium come over and ghost hunters, and they both told me the same name, Emily. There were so many times that I saw her when I was growing up. I saw her in my closet one time. When I was 3 years old my mom caught me talking to something by myself. She asked, “Who are you talking to?” and I said, ‘My best friend Emily.’ She’s playful. She’d probably be around 11 or 12 years old, maybe younger.

One of my friends, Tucker, came over one time and he asked, ‘So your house is haunted?’ I said, ‘Yeah, just watch. Something will happen. Something always happens.’ We started to watch a movie when all of a sudden a laptop in my kitchen started to play a movie also. It was a black screen before, so it was a question of who turned it on and hit play. And after that Tucker texted a friend saying, ‘I think this house is haunted, a movie just turned on by itself,’ and there was a ‘glitch’ in his phone that kept texting him back the word ‘definitely’ over and over again. That happened about 30 times.

There was another time when my uncle was in the living room watching TV and a balloon came down the stairs and turned around on the bannister. I have crazy footage of just orbs flying through the air… It’s crazy stuff.