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How do you make a horror tale scarier? Just say it’s “based on a true story.” That’s a technique book publishers and movie producers have been using for decades, whether or not the supposedly “true story” adds up. Some movies are inspired by what might be called “real hoaxes”—made-up stories that people have believed. Others draw inspiration from unexplained behavior...
On Halloween, people shed reality for a day and mark the holiday with costumes, decorations and parties. Creepy legends and characters have evolved based on real, terrifying events. And a Halloween tradition of confronting the dead has led to legions of ghost stories—and hoaxes. Read about Halloween traditions and legends: A Fear of Vampires Spawned by Consumption Illustration of a family member...
Newkirk and his wife, Dana Matthews-Newkirk, ran rival ghost-hunting websites as kids. They now work together on their media company, Planet Weird, which encompasses other projects like the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult and documentary web series "Engaging the Strange." The couple's unique profession sends them traveling across the country, seeking out new paranormal destinations and experiences. One...
Assorted strange phenomena abound in Scotland – witches, wizards, fairies, sea monsters, yeti-type creatures, UFOs and a plethora of female spirits called glastigs and caoineags who appear in various forms.  A collection of ghostly hauntings, blood-chilling tales and strange phenomena abound in Scotland are gathered together in a new book, Paranormal Scotland, by Gilly Pickup. There are bewitching grey, white and...
This article is a guest blog from the founders of Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX), Jeff Adkins and Todd Bonner. DPX researches and investigates reportedly haunted locations to help explain the causes of the phenomena experienced there. DPX has appeared on Travel Channel's Paranormal Survivor, Haunted Case Files, Paranormal 9-1-1, Most Terrifying Places, Paranormal Caught on Camera and Destination FEAR, as well...
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- A family in Michigan are looking for a new place to live after they believe they found proof a ghost is out to harm their baby girl.Heather Brough and Joshua Higgins told WXYZ that the evidence is on their nanny cam. Brough said she noticed the eerie figure while looking at the camera's feed a...
Elizabeth Brundage’s 2016 novel “All Things Cease to Appear” is part ghost story and part mystery, set across multiple decades in and around an upstate New York farmhouse where unimaginable tragedies keep occurring. The book offers an elevated, literary take on multiple genres, though its overall focus is less on crime and suspense (though those elements are certainly there)...
One witness, who insisted on anonymity but was described as a “prominent real estate man,” told the Duluth News Tribune that he hadn’t considered it might be a supernatural being, so he tried to help her. “I came within a few feet of the girl and spoke to her,” he is quoted as saying in the March 1, 1896 edition...