Category: paranormal

After dying her hair, this girl decided to take a photograph to…

After dying her hair, this girl decided to take a photograph to show her
friends on Myspace. She didn’t realise that a terrifying humanoid figure
was lurking behind her. Reportedly, she had been stalked for weeks by
something or someone, but could never get a look at his face. She now
believes that this is the person responsible, but she hasn’t had any
disturbances since contacting a medium. Turns out, she had been fooling
around with a Ouija Board on her own, and made contact with an evil
entity who was the previous owner of her house. She didn’t close the
circle properly, and he was haunting her ever since, demanding release
from the spirit world.

Hot bed of paranormal activity in Pocatello, I…

Hot bed of paranormal activity in Pocatello, Idaho:

From Old Town Pocatello to the Fort Hall bottoms and from the cemetery to Pocatello High, the Gate City has sometimes been described as a gateway for the paranormal. Some of these are urban legends and some documented incidents, but either way, Pocatello is brimming with tales of hair-raising hauntings and stories of the supernatural.

Pocatello’s roots as a Native American trading post and sacred burial area and then of the roughest towns in the old west certainly make for a fascinating history, and according to paranormal investigators and hundreds of witnesses, some of those historic people are still seen peering through windows and haunting the halls.

So why is there so much activity here?

Continue reading this article by ABC Local News 8/ 


The Mandela Effect: Fact or Fiction?

The Mandela Effect: Fact or Fiction?:

What is The Mandela Effect?

The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon created by paranormal consultant and blogger Fiona Broome who coined the term in 2010 just after attending a Dragon Con convention where she came to realize many people there believed that South African President Nelson Mandela died in imprisonment during the 1980’s. The truth is, Mandela actually died in 2013. But this wasn’t just a handful of people that distinctly remember him dying 3 decades ago. Hundreds if not thousands have made the same claim. They remember newscasts about it and conversations they had about it at the time.

But Nelson Mandela isn’t the only example of this bizarre occurrence. People have come forward with hundreds of other examples in the past few years making one wonder if these are just false memories or if there’s something more at play. Some have hypothesized even Parallel Universes, Quantum Physics, and even Time Travel could be the reason for these alternative memories.

Let’s look at some more examples of The Mandela Effect and see if any strike you as odd.

Click here to continue reading this article by Geoffrey Pilkington. 

How To Use An Ouija Board

How To Use An Ouija Board:

While attempting to use a Ouija board, communicate like you would with someone in the room with you. Have patience and don’t expect answers immediately. Sometimes it takes a while for a response. Change your questions and even your words used to ask them. Typically, a yes or no answer is easier to obtain than something else more specific. Have pen and paper nearby to record anything else that might have been communicated.

When attempting to make contact, be prepared for deception. An evil entity will likely disguise itself when asked whether or not it is good.

Click here for the full article by Freak Lore. 

8 Creepy Vanishing Hitchhiker Ghosts

8 Creepy Vanishing Hitchhiker Ghosts:

#6 – 

Lady Of White Rock Lake

White Rock Lake is a large reservoir in Texas. It’s a fairly normal lake other than the bizarre legend surrounding it. Legend tells that the area surrounding the lake is haunted by ‘the lady of White Rock lake’. She died during the 1930s at the young age of 20. To suit this, she can be seen wearing an old-fashioned dress soaked through with water. Like every other “Vanishing hitchhiker” on this list, she hitches a ride with kind strangers. A few minutes into the journey she tells the driver that she was just involved in an boating accident. Seconds after telling this, she completely disappears. Apparently she left behind a soaking wet book. The book contained no words – just blank pages.

Click here to read the full article by Eskify.

How to Tell the Difference Between a Psychic T…

When we first begin
the journey of psychic development, it may be difficult to discern what are
psychic thoughts and what are simply our own thoughts. So, how can we tell the
difference? Sherrie Dillard, author of You Are Psychic, explains.

Although it may be subtle and at times hard to discern,
there is a difference between the quality and tone of psychic thought and of
self-generated thoughts. Here are a few telltale signs to help you to better
identify which is which.

Non-psychic, self-generated thoughts originate in the ego
and thinking mind and are driven primarily through desires, emotions,
expectations, memories, our knowledge base, biases, past experiences, and beliefs.
They are often linear in that one thought leads to another and another, and so
one. They often arouse emotions and reinforce what we already know and believe
or expect to be true. Rarely does a self-generated thought surprise us with its
originality or new information.

Psychic thoughts are free of ego influences. For this
reason they may seem flat, unemotional, and impersonal. Because psychic
thoughts do not arouse our emotions and speak to our desires and expectations,
they rarely get our attention. However, there is usually a calm awareness that
accompanies them that can feel reassuring. Unlike self-generated thoughts that
tend to flow into our awareness one after another and may seem scattered and
unfocused, psychic thoughts are repetitive, persistent, even-toned, and
unalarming. Even in situations where you might have an emotional reaction, they
tend to be understated, simple, and matter of fact.

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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018…

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 [Baltimore MD] / Instrumental Trans Communication (ITC) – Thoughtography Experiment

Photo set captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, MD on Nov 10 2018.  This was a reprise of a visual ITC-Thoughtography experiment last conducted at Belle Grove Plantation [Port Conway VA] Jul 09-10 2016


Thoughtography is the mental (or psychokinetic) capacity to produce images on film or other media through intentionality.  

  • The ITC-Thoughtography experiment aimed to obtain control images in discernable detail of members who resided in the Poe home to include Edgar Allan Poe, his wife Virginia Eliza Clemm, and his aunt Maria Poe Clemm.  Their images were conveniently situated on the fireplace mantle 


Video was captured on a SONY DCR-SR45 camcorder.  Camcorder video was then fed to a TV tuner stick connected to a laptop via a USB port. Audio from a Ovilus-X ITC device was sent to a distribution amplifier, which was used to create co-channel interference in the composite video signal

  • In this experiment the interference pattern was generated from audio produced by the Ovilus-X, used on the phonetic setting. This device translates electronic voice phenomena (EVP) from vocal frequency (VF) into an amplified and audible form using a speech synthesizer 
  • During instances of ITC chatter, smartphones were used to capture interference patterns generated on the laptop display.  This technique represented another departure from the traditional KSM method of examining every frame of video
  • Video is a series of still pictures usually changing at the rate of 30 frames per second.  Images are produced by voltages that control color (chroma), brightness (luma), and scan information.  Horizontal and vertical scanning is moderated by synchronization pulses  


The ITC-Thoughtography experiment unfortunately did not yield discernible images of Poe family members. Most images did not convey anything recognizable.  However, some images appeared to have representations of objects or words associated with prominent works of Edgar Allan Poe

  • The camera was situated in a display room on the 2nd floor in a corner that allowed a view of the stairwell to the garret (attic).  The first two images are baseline views of the room without signal interference.  In the second image, an investigator is in the room and camera field of view
  • The next two images display a facsimile of a smoking pipe. This was a signature accessory of the fictional detective character “C. August Dupin”, who first appeared in Poe’s acclaimed short story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”
  • The next two images appear to display the letters “RUE”, which also connects to Poe’s work “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.”  However, some might interpret the letters as “RVE”
  • The next two images appear to display a facsimile illustration of the head of a common raven.  This may connect to Poe’s most celebrated poem “The Raven”, which cemented his celebrity
  • The final two images appear to display a facsimile of a mask in the bottom left corner.  This may relate to Poe’s short story “The Masque of Red Death.”  The image possibly also contains faces at the center right position and could also be an instance of spirit photography


The ITC-Thoughtography experiment was exploratory.  In isolation any of the reported images, which are approximations or facsimiles of objects represented, could be ascribed to pareidolia, which is the human tendency to see meaningful patterns in random data  

While different observers may see different patterns, collectively the images appear to be reasonably recognizable, although not perfect, representations of the objects in question.   And, the collective of images suggests the possibility of visual communication

There had been ample streams of EVP throughout the night and audio findings will be presented in separate posts. Some audio streams related to Poe’s ancestors such as Major David Poe (who served as the Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General for Baltimore), as well as to Edgar Allan Poe himself

While the experiment aimed for high-detail imagery obtained in the Ted Serios experiments, perhaps imaging intentionality is easier to effect on smaller scales, much as it appears easier to capture  EVP in fragmented  bursts. Nonetheless, detailed images are more convincing and leave less room for misinterpretation  

However, a question remains as to what are the sources of the effects, i.e. living and/or post-mortem agencies?  Since observers are taking photographs during apparent instances of ITC, psi functioning as well as engagement on the part of the participants may have mattered towards experiment outcomes  

Future instances of this experiment will return to the traditional KSM technique of examining every frame of video but this will be limited to high-interest periods and/or streams of audio


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Klaus Schreiber’s Video Looping ITC. (2015, Nov 23 ). ITC Voices 

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The First Ladies Who Brought the Occult to the…

Over the years, several presidents’
wives—including Mary Todd Lincoln and Nancy Reagan—turned to spiritual practices
like seances and astrology.

Five First Ladies in particular—Jane Pierce, Mary Todd
Lincoln, Edith Wilson, Florence Harding, and Nancy Reagan—held moderate-to-strong
interests in the occult, according to Pat Krider, the executive director of the
National First Ladies’ Library. That list could also include Grace Coolidge,
Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Jackie Kennedy, all of whom claimed to
have seen Lincoln’s ghost or felt his presence during their years in the White
House, though they weren’t bringing in astrologers or using mediums like others
did. As to how these Ladies formed a fascination with the occult, Krider told
Broadly: “People who are desperate for help, for answers, sometimes go to
extreme measures.”

here for the full article by Broadly.

Two separate videos of the Monterrey, Mexico W…

Two separate videos of the Monterrey, Mexico Witch in 2006/2007. Several people videotaped the strange phenomenon. The witch appears to fly over an old cemetery from time to time. (Via: YouTube / OP)

Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls? The New York Times…

Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls? The New York Times Was on It:

In the Dec. 20, 1878 issue of The New York Times, wedged
between letters to the editor and an item on a New Jersey railroad company’s
foreclosure proceedings, was news of a haunting in Brooklyn.

The residents of 136 Clinton Avenue, unable to explain
weeks of strange sounds that visited their home at night, became convinced it
was the work of mischievous spirits. Eventually they called the police, who
were “determined to capture the ghost, and treat it to a night’s lodging in a
Police cell,” The Times reported. But even the officers were left mystified.

Click here to read the full article by The New York Times.