Guillermo del Toro’s movies wear their influences on their sleeves, and what incredible influences they are. Del Toro is one of the most avid cinephiles on the planet, often using interviews and social media to champion the movies from the past and present he loves most. Be it the silent horror films he watched as a child or the...
One witness, who insisted on anonymity but was described as a “prominent real estate man,” told the 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 of...
An angler tries his luck near the Wooden Bridge in this archive shot. I was a keen angler during my boyhood years and could often be found on the banks of the River Swift, which in those days contained many species of coarse fish. But occasionally, I would venture further afield to Cosford and Brownsover, to try my luck on the...
THE HAUNTING OF ALMA FIELDINGA True Ghost StoryBy Kate SummerscaleThere goes an egg, sailing across the living room to smash into a sideboard. And here comes a big chunk of coal, hot from the fireplace, headed straight for somebody’s skull. What do you think — time to call Ghostbusters?The chief spook hunter in Kate Summerscale’s delightful period piece, “The...
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...
Last year many of us found ourselves spending more time at home. That meant noticing a lot of things we normally overlooked. Has the house always made that noise? Why does that room have strange shadows? Are the cabinet doors supposed to shake like that? Certainly, many strange instances around your home can be explained away by a home inspector, but...
Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, and nearly one-fifth of them have a ghostly story to be told. Why are so many of our lighthouses rumored to be haunted? And who are these spirits? Why don’t you come up to Big Bay Point Lighthouse near Marquette and stay awhile… Plan your trip during fall color season.The Northern Michigan...
Innovative Japanese firms are providing bored and frustrated city-dwellers with a place to have fun — but also stay safe — as the coronavirus crisis rumbles on. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo. More than 100 people in Tokyo this weekend paid for the privilege to be shoved into coffins and the lid slammed shut, before watching on through a clear window as they were...
Held closed by a screwdriver, a rickety wooden door below Gulley’s Butcher Shop divides a storage basement from the dark and eerie essence of Astoria’s underground. Diana Gulley has wanted to do tours of the space for years, but running the shop took priority over her curiosity. According to Diana Gulley, a vase mysteriously moves around the underground. Hailey Hoffman/The Astorian That was...
Heidi Beedle, Staff Reporter  Do you believe in ghosts? In the realm of paranormal phenomena, ghosts and hauntings are some of the oldest reported encounters. Going all the way back to Homer’s Odyssey, people have reported strange encounters with the restless dead. Like UFOs and extraterrestrials — my paranormal phenomena of choice — the implications of the existence of ghosts and...