However, other St James ghosts are thought to be in not-so-good spirits, or rather not so good spirits themselves. ‘The Wailing Woman’ is believed to be an old vaudeville actress, who ended her life in the St James after getting booed off stage whilst trying to revive her career. The jealous spirit is said to cause accidents for successful women...
There are several good reasons why academics might be wary of studying the paranormal. Colleagues can be incredulous, hostile or mocking. The main journals in the field are hardly prestigious platforms for career building. And the research engages with some very weird people, who tell stories that many scholars would find unsettling – or, more likely, absurd. Neil Dagnall, reader...
A pub boss has claimed to have captured footage of the ‘ghost of a thirsty punter’ sliding a pint glass across their ‘haunted’ bar. Workers at the Pine Tavern Restaurant in Bend, Oregon, US, were minding their own business and cleaning up, when suddenly one of the staff members was overcome by a ‘chill’ and a feeling he wasn’t alone. In...
The fictional estate of Manderley has appeared onscreen several times, most recently in director Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of Rebecca for Netflix. Rather than select one house, Wheatley and his team composited the fictional Cornwall estate of Manderley with several locations, including famous filming location Hatfield House (which has also stood in for Wayne Manor and Windsor Castle). Production designer...
From ‘last orders’ to ‘last rites’, there’s been some spooky goings-on behind the bar at The Old Ferry Boat Inn in St Ives, England. It’s all reportedly the work of a teen girl who died more than 900 years ago. The ghost of a heartbroken young woman won’t let the owners of one country pub turn off the lights until someone’s wished...
What happens when you start a devised theater project with three Southwestern University students and the Anton Checkov play, The Cherry Orchard? You end up with a nationally recognized production called G.H.O.S.T. Unit: The Live Event. The play has characters and themes loosely based on The Cherry Orchard but makes fun of reality television shows that focus on hunting...
"Poltergeist" scarred a whole generation who will never trust static on TVs or creepy clown dolls as long as they live. It also happened to modernize the ghost story in a whole new way.  Horror in the 1970s and 1980s was all about bringing the monsters of yore into a recognizable world, away from gothic castles and foggy European graveyards....
By Hope Corrigan Eastern State Penitentiary, a former prison turned museum in Philadelphia, used to lure in visitors every Halloween with an event called “Terror Behind the Walls.” The haunted house, with evil doctors, a jailbreak, and zombie inmates jumping out to scare visitors, was one of the museum's most lucrative fundraising events. But starting last year, the museum decided...
A ghost hunter believes he's captured the famous Black Monk of Pontefract on camera after sneakily "catching him out". John-Paul Newlands - who said he was left "almost in tears of fear" after seeing the image - claims he tricked the monk by taking a photo of his reflection in the mirror. The paranormal investigator visited 30 East Drive, Pontefract, East...
1990s:A huge campaign to save the theatre was established and in 1993, following many years of failed deals and opposition, the St James was purchased by the Wellington City Council. An $18.5 million restoration plan was set out in 1995 and with Council, Wellington Community Trust, Lottery Board, and public contributions, the restoration commenced.  2000s:The Royal New Zealand Ballet hosted...