Supernatural: Ghosts & Hauntings

Perhaps the first thing most of us think about when we hear or see the word, supernatural, is ghosts of long-dead people and hauntings of menacing-looking buildings. Essentially, that something exists after death and that something can, on occasion, interact from that realm and ours. And this interaction takes on several different forms.

Why do some spirits remain in the location of their deaths while others return to the former homes, for example? Why do some buildings seemingly act as magnets for all manner of paranormal activity?

Perhaps more concerning are cases of spirits not just appearing, but physically interacting with the world of the living, moving furniture, crockery, and all manner of things, as well as even causing physical harm to those in the vicinity of such activity.

Despite the abundance of reports and claims of such ghostly encounters, as well as the many images and strange entities captured in photographs or on video, conclusive proof of such a realm of existence has yet to be accepted. There is, however, a vast amount of scientific research already taking place in an attempt to obtain that proof once and for all…

Bizarre And Deadly Crimes With Apparent Ghostly Perpetrators

First Published: May 22, 2020 - Last Updated: September 2, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes

Ghosts appearing to people is one thing. Ghosts that commit crime, even murder, is something else entirely. Although the accounts we will examine here are more complex than “just” a ghost causing death, they are all intriguing in their own unique way. And all remain mostly unsolved….

The St. Catharines Poltergeist – Strange Goings-On At 237 Church Street

First Published: April 24, 2020 - Last Updated: September 2, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes

In the opening weeks of 1970 in St. Catharines in Canada, one of the most intensive, credible, and bet-documented cases of poltergeist activity would unfold in a small family apartment. Several police officers – who were attending a separate incident – would suddenly find themselves in the middle of this bizarre case, a case that remains for the most part, unexplained over half a century later…

Controversial, Chilling, And Disturbingly Real – The True-Life Connecticut Haunting

First Published: October 21, 2019 - Last Updated: April 17, 2021 - Reading Time: 9 minutes

The alleged paranormal activity that took place in Southington, Connecticut throughout much of 1986 remain some of the most intriguing and fascinating on record. They are also remain some of the most controversial, not least due to accusations of using artistic license in the reporting of many of the incidents, claims the witnesses and the investigators both deny…

Tales From The Devil’s Backbone Highway

First Published: February 11, 2019 - Last Updated: September 2, 2020 - Reading Time: 9 minutes 1 comment

The Lone Star State is home to a plethora of paranormal incidents, strange sightings, and unexplained events. However, a bizarre twenty mile stretch of land – known perhaps ominously as The Devil’s Backbone Highway – is without a doubt, the most haunted terrain in the whole of Texas. Tales of ghostly apparitions, shadow people, and even of being possessed by ancient native spirits, the stories are as unsettling as they are varied. And what’s more, the surge of paranormal activity continues today…

The Ghosts Of Room 18 At The St. James Hotel

First Published: January 23, 2019 - Last Updated: September 2, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes

The St James Hotel in New Mexico is said by some to be one of the most haunted such establishments of the old Wild West. And it is easy to see why. During the height of its popularity, the hotel was one of the finest in the new lands of opportunity in the west, and as such, attracted many famous names, including Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday. Upon its reopening in the mid-1980s, one particular room was particularly active…

Chilling Tales Of Traveling Ghosts And Phantom Vehicles

First Published: December 6, 2018 - Last Updated: September 2, 2020 - Reading Time: 9 minutes

When we hear about hauntings it is likely that most of us will imagine a creepy haunted house or a strange figure who appears in the same spot on certain nights due to some particularly nasty end there. However, there are also other hauntings that occur in the most bizarre of places and at all times of the day. Furthermore, some of these apparitions are not only of people…

Flight 401 And The Ghosts Of Bob Loft And Don Repo

First Published: July 5, 2018 - Last Updated: September 3, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes

When Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed out of the sky over the Florida Everglades in December 1972 it was without a doubt one of the worst commercial air disasters in American history, with over 100 people losing their lives. However, in the years that followed, two of the pilots on that fatal flight, Bob Loft and Don Repo, would begin appearing on other Eastern Airlines flights. Especially those that had made use of the wreckage for repairs…

Haunted Roads And Their Paranormal Encounters: Chilling Legends From Around The World

First Published: April 13, 2018 - Last Updated: March 26, 2021 - Reading Time: 36 minutes

While many hauntings occur at a very specific and isolated location, many of the world’s roads appear to be home to such manifestations of energy that their entire distance appears awash in strange sightings, and in some cases, deadly apparitions. Are these sightings a peek into the past and the many thousands, if not millions, of people who would trodden there before us…?

The Bizarre Phantom Ghost Planes Of Derbyshire, England

First Published: April 6, 2018 - Last Updated: September 3, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 1 comment

In Derbyshire over the Peak District in the north of England, are regular sightings of strange “ghost planes”. Aircraft from a bygone age who are there one minute, and then gone the next. What’s more, nobody knows where these planes come from or where they go to. When we take into account the area was once a training ground during the Second World War, for exactly the same make of planes that are seen, then we have to wonder if these planes are the left over energy from their activity in the air there almost half a century ago…?

UFO and Alien Connections To Dark And Haunting Places

First Published: March 23, 2018 - Last Updated: July 20, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes

Some of the world’s darkest places, often associated with monsters and frightening activity, are also often awash with UFO sightings and encounters. Might it be that connections between the two are more intertwined than we think? Might many areas of the paranormal, for example, just be other aspects of the UFO phenomena…?

The Chilling Account Of The Anguished Man

First Published: January 29, 2018 - Last Updated: September 3, 2020 - Reading Time: 4 minutes

Most of us will be aware of the notion of cursed objects, which bring about bad luck to those who have them in their possession. Perhaps less-known, are objects that are allegedly haunted. One such objects is a bizarre painting, currently sitting in the residence of Sean Robinson, who obtained it from a family member. If the backstory to this mysterious and macabre piece of artwork is true, then the claims of ghostly apparitions and paranormal activity are perhaps understandable…

The Pennsylvania Rain Man – Possession By The Devil Himself?

First Published: January 12, 2018 - Last Updated: September 3, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes

Those who witnessed the strange events surrounding Don Decker – otherwise known as The Pennsylvania Rainman – are in no doubt whatsoever that what they witnessed was at the very least, supernatural. Those who saw the cross burst into flames as well as Decker levitate several feet in the air were convinced it was a case of outright possession, possibly by The Devil himself…

Did The Christchurch Earthquake Unleash Demonic Manifestations?

First Published: July 9, 2017 - Last Updated: September 3, 2020 - Reading Time: 4 minutes 1 comment

The earthquakes that struck New Zealand within months of each other in September 2010 and then again in February 2011 were deadly for many residents. However, if the reports are to be believed, they also unleashed several dark manifestations that would taunt and, in one case, even attack unsuspecting locals of the area. Was this apparent spike in paranormal activity during the same time as these tragic natural disasters merely coincidence…?

Hotspots Of Paranormal Activity: Haunted Sanatoriums, Asylums, And Hospitals

First Published: March 8, 2017 - Last Updated: October 25, 2020 - Reading Time: 24 minutes

Many sanatoriums and hospitals for the mentally unwell will undoubtedly have pasts filled with scenes of horror and misery. It only makes sense, then, that these now abandoned buildings are home to some of the most terrifying accounts of hauntings and apparitions on record. Might the intense build-up of energy within the walls while these respective asylums were active still remain there today…?

The Haunting Of East Drive And The Black Monk Of Pontefract

First Published: March 6, 2017 - Last Updated: September 3, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 2 comments

A house in a typical housing estate in the north of England is said by some researchers to be one of the most haunted houses in all of Europe. 30 East Drive in Pontefract, West Yorkshire has seen some of the best documented and horrifying encounters with the paranormal on record. And what’s more, the area is home to dark legends of a the “Black Monk”, who many believe to be behind the hauntings…