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Judge John Hodgman on Paranormal Taxonomy

Photo Liz writes: I believe that the Loch Ness Monster and the Chupacabra are monsters, but ghosts are not. My friend believes that because ghosts are undead, they should be considered monsters. Please put this dispute to rest. ‘‘Monster’’ has connoted enormity and a certain savage verve since the 14th century, whereas ‘‘ghost’’ connotes a kind of sad floating around in corners. As no less an authority than Loren Coleman, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Me., put it: ‘‘Ghosts are not monsters. ‘Monsters’ are alive and may be biological.’’ This posits the possibility that monsters can become …

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Do Ghosts Set Off Smoke Alarms?

For the past week,   our smoke alarms have been going off every night at 9:00pm.   Nothing has been on fire.  There has been no smoke.  The alarms just go off.  We live in a new house we purchased from the builder 5 months ago.  The smoke alarms are brand new, but every night the alarms go off.  This is a huge pain in the ass.   It is loud and wakes up the kids.   Everyone panics and runs around.  You never realize how hard it is to stop those things from going off until you try to get them to shut up.  …

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Demonic Possession

I love ghost stories and believe in the paranormal.  I believe in ghosts and demons.  I also have graduate degrees in clinical and counseling psychology and have been practicing as a licensed therapist in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings for more than fifteen years.  As a writer and collector of ghost stories, I have noticed a distinct increase in articles and stories about demonic possession.  I have good friends who have tried to classify demonic possessions.  They tell histories of demonic possession and try to support those that are seeking an exorcism.  On this blog, I have even written about …

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Ghost Hunting in Ocean City – OceanCity.com

In October, Dead of Night Paranormal Investigation will be looking for ghosts in one of Ocean City’s obscure haunted locations – the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.The museum is dedicated to remembering Ocean City’s history in water rescues, starting in 1891. There were 19 Life-Saving Stations on the East Coast, and dedicated crews of had high rates of successful saves, considering the equipment that was available.But Assistant Curator Christine Okerblom said that not all of these rescues had happy endings.In 1955, when the U.S. Coast Guard was manning it, there was a terrible boating accident. A family of six from …

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TAPinto

MORRISTOWN, NJ. – Interested in ghosts? Come to the Vail House at Historic Speedwell on Saturday September 23 from 7:30pm – 11pm and experience the phenomenon known as ‘ghost hunting’.  Visitors, will join in on a spooky yet fascinating investigation of the historic house which was build in 1790. Led by Specter Seekers Paranormal Society, ghost seekers will learn the different methods and equipment used during an investigation and discover the groups’ findings.   The Spector Seekers Paranormal Society is comprised of passionate researchers with over 25 years of paranormal experience who are dedicated to seeking the truth of the other side. Using …

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Ghosts and Other Unprovables, and Fashion too! –

If you look at the popularizations of ghosts, ghost-like phenomena (whatever that means, Scott), and many other things, you can see that most ghosts seemed to have an enjoyment in wearing clothing. September 7, 2017 by Scott Douglas Jacobsen Leave a Comment Embed from Getty Images— I am a writer and executive administrator for Trusted Clothes, which is an ethical and sustainable fashion organization. The following is a series devoted in honor of the work done in collaboration with the Schroeckers and the Trusted Clothes team. — If you look at the popularizations of ghosts, ghost-like phenomena (whatever that means, …

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Demonic Possession

I love ghost stories and believe in the paranormal.  I believe in ghosts and demons.  I also have graduate degrees in clinical and counseling psychology and have been practicing as a licensed therapist in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings for more than fifteen years.  As a writer and collector of ghost stories, I have noticed a distinct increase in articles and stories about demonic possession.  I have good friends who have tried to classify demonic possessions.  They tell histories of demonic possession and try to support those that are seeking an exorcism.  On this blog, I have even written about …

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Would you dare stay at one of South Africa’s 7 most haunted hotels?

HOW brave are you really? Brave enough to spend a night or two in the company of ghosts and ghouls? Our sister publication, the Zululand Observer has compiled this list of the creepiest accommodation in the country. Lord Milner Hotel, Matjiesfontein, Karoo The Lord Milner which was completed in 1899 apparently has some ghosts of the past lingering around. Matjiesfontein was originally frequented by those using the Karoo air to seek relief from chest complaints. During the Anglo-Boer War, 10 000 British soldiers and 20 000 horses camped on the fields beyond the railway line, with the hotel being used …

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Amazing footage of a ghost opening a window in a haunted cottage

If this footage is genuine then it has to be up there with one of the best ghosts caught on camera footage ever recorded. Andrew Ward who lives in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, UK, was convinced that his 400 year old cottage was haunted that he set up a camera over night to try to capture something paranormal. He told the Mirror that he would close his windows before going to bed but always woke up to one window being wide open. He set up a camera to try to capture a window being opened. This is what he recorded. [embedded content] …

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Is this Paranormal Activity? ‘Black mist’ captured in Texas haunted hotel video

  Investigators believe they captured video of paranormal activity in the Magnolia Hotel. (PHOTO: Strange Town/ YouTube) (Photo: YouTube, Custom) SEGUIN, Texas – What appears to be paranormal activity was caught on camera once again at South Texas’ Haunted Magnolia Hotel. Strange Town posted a video on YouTube showing what looks like black mist entering the hotel’s “Campbell Room” from the left side during the early morning hours of Aug. 5. White mist then clouds the camera lens. Investigators said about 10 minutes later, a white vortex appeared even more visible and quickly rotated in front of the camera. [embedded …

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