The Codex Gigas is the world's largest illuminated manuscript.  The book contains a Latin translation of the bible, medical texts, a history of Bohemia, and several other works.  It appears to be an attempt to place all the knowledge in the world at the time in a single book.  It is a historical and literary feat that was unprecedented...
The Century Office Complex on South Memorial Parkway is a large yellow eye sore that most people drive by without noticing.  It is old and warn down looking.  It houses numerous small businesses that only those who frequent would be aware of.  The Complex has been there forever.   My first memories of the office complex were from the 1990s...
A PARANORMAL investigator has listed the top 13 places that you could encounter a ghost this Halloween. Although this year it is coronavirus measures rather that restless spirits that will keep visitors away during "Spooky Season", and it is important to remember that some of these properties are closed to the public, there are many buildings in Flintshire, Wrexham and...
As a child, Kathy Sauer was scared by the ghost stories her dad used to tell her, yet she became more comfortable with the idea of ghosts while watching the 1950s TV show “Topper” — based on the Cary Grant movie of 1937 — in which a couple live in a home haunted by its deceased former occupants and...
Dr. Brandy Stark walk us through ‘Ghost Hunting 101’ Photojournalist Mike Hughes reports ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Have a curiosity for the paranormal, or always wanted to join the Ghostbusters? You can get a little Ghost Hunting 101 with a new class from Eckerd College. The class is being taught virtually by a paranormal investigator Dr. Brandy Stark, who is also a...
The Spanish Flu killed between 50 million and 100 million people between 1917 and 1920.   It swept the globe, killing people in every corner of the world.  It was a particularly cruel plague.  Most illnesses prey on the weak.  They take the elderly and children, but the Spanish flu was indiscriminate. It killed many healthy young adults as well as the...
A passion for the paranormal and for all things that go bump in the night can be expressed in many venues.  I love to write, some love to paint, others engrave their passion on their flesh.  One of my favorite horror novels was Kathe Koja's Skin.  Written in the 1990s and set in Detroit, this novel pulled the reader...
The woods near Oscoda, Michigan are filled with legends.   Oscoda is a small town near Saginaw bay by Lake Huron.   Many of these stories surround Lake Solitude.  Lake Solitude used to to be attached to Lake Huron, but the years have cut it off, isolating it and now only a trickle of water connect the lake to the larger body...
As a young girl,  I found a copy of William Blatty's The Exorcist and read it in less than two days.  It was the most engrossing and horrific book I had ever read.  I still have never found its equal.   The book itself was beautifuly written and terrifying, but what made it even more scary was what was written...
 My parents don't talk much about ghosts.  They will talk about their paranormal experiences if you ask them, but they like to keep their experiences hidden in the shadows.  My father didn't believe in ghosts when he met my mother.   He thought of himself as a man of logic.   He still does.  He is an engineer and he believes...