I did this post on The Kildare Mansion a couple of years ago. I have updated to include some of the more recent controversies surrounding this magnificent, haunted mansion. The Kildare Mansion was first famous for it's ghosts.  It was built in 1886 by a wealthy Irishman named O'Shaughnessy.   He built the castle as a reminder of his homeland, Ireland.  ...
The best ghost stories are often the ones that very few people know.  They are the private ones that people tell you at parties and in confidence.  They are not the stories told by those who are seeking publicity or notoriety.  They are told by those who are genuinely scared by an even they don't want everyone to know.I...
True Haunted House story - 2012.   Keith Linder after successfully obtaining a management position at a prestigious healthcare company decides the time is right for him and his girlfriend to move in together. Weird things begin to happen within days of moving into the Seattle suburban home.   This griping story, told from the house occupant point of view not...
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...
 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...
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October 11, 2019 @ 12.03 pm It’s the time when ghosts are hiding round every corner… but can you find them all? Yes, the Great York Ghost Hunt is back. Our cobbled streets and snickleways are the perfect setting for this family-friendly ghost trail brought to the city by Visit York and The York Dungeon. There are no upcoming events at this time. A...
Our fascination with ghostly tales around Christmas time goes back thousands of years and is rooted in ancient celebrations of the winter solstice. In the depths of winter, pagan traditions included a belief in a ghostly procession across the sky, known as the Wild Hunt. Recounting tales of heroism and monstrous and supernatural beings became a midwinter tradition. Dark...
Some people turn to a travel agent to help plan a fabulous vacation. If you’re trying to go on a haunted one this Halloween, though, you might want to ask a different kind of expert. Enter Greg Newkirk, a paranormal investigator, travel writer and mythical-creature hunter. Newkirk and his wife, Dana Matthews-Newkirk, ran rival ghost-hunting websites as kids. They now...
Fiction A haunted house, home to two strange sisters in the 1970s, is revisited in the present day in this atmospheric gothic yarn Nothing is what it seems … derelict farmhouse on moorland in Yorkshire. Photograph: grough.co.uk/Alamy Set on the Yorkshire moors, one of the blasted motherlands of gothic fiction, The Wayward Girls moves between 1976 and the present day to spool out...