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12/20/04 - Encounters with Angels
Do angels really exist? Skeptics say they are just fictional characters from Bible stories, but people around the world have reported personal encounters or sightings of beings that they believe are angels. Whether you believe or not, the people who tell these true stories will always be convinced that these extraordinary beings really do exist.

12/13/04 - Ghosts of Christmas
Many people, besides Ebenezer Scrooge, have encountered ghosts at the Christmas season. Some of those spirits, like the eerie Ghost of Christmas Future, are dark and foreboding, while others, like angels, seem to embody the joy and hopefulness of the holiday. Light a yuletide candle and consider these true stories.

12/6/04 - The X-Mas Files - 2004
Looking for Christmas gifts with a decidedly paranormal twist? Here are some suggestions for friends and family – or perhaps a treat for yourself. You'll find books, videos and more.

11/29/04 - The Duplex Poltergeist
Like many young couples with a new baby, Sheri and her husband just wanted a nice home for their growing family. They thought they found it... until a series of terrifying events drove them away and they learned of the building’s horrible secret. This is Sheri’s story.

11/22/04 - Smelly Bigfoot: The Skunk Ape
Consistent descriptions of this stinky, swamp-dwelling cousin of Bigfoot are compelling, yet the true nature of these elusive hairy hominids remains mysterious.

11/15/04 - Strange Tales 8: Which Story is False?
Presented here are four stories of the unexplained. But only three of them are true; one was invented by your About.com Guide. Your job is to read all four of the stories and then vote for the one you think is false.

11/08/04 - Psychic Teleportation
Incredible psychokinetic demonstrations from around the world inspire a new study for the U.S. Air Force. It could be the next step beyond remote viewing.

10/18/04 - The Best Ghost Photos Ever Taken - Part 3
More astonishing photos that lend evidence for the existence of ghosts.

10/04/04 - Ghost of the Seven Gables
The ghostly image of a small boy appears at the birthplace of author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Is it the author's son Julian, or the author himself? It's one of the best ghost photos we've ever seen.

9/27/04 - What To Do with Your Premonitions
Have you had visions of future events, great or small, but you didn't know how to report them or who to tell? Here are some answers.

9/20/04 - Traveling Madly Through Time
Science says time travel is theoretically possible. And some people say they've already done it, or invented machines that make it a reality.

9/13/04 - "I Had Bigfoot in My Sights"
A playful game of "war" for six teenage boys becomes a remarkable encounter with a group of hairy bidpeds.

9/6/04 - Amazing Predictions
Little-known yet remarkable prophecies by "non-psychic" people, both famous and ordinary, including Mark Twain and Cyrano de Bergerac.

8/30/04 - It's All Right on the Other Side
What happens when we die may be life's greatest mystery, but sometimes the dead return in the form of voices, appartiions, music and even guiding hands to let us know death need not be feared.

8/23/04 - Monsters, Mutants and Other Animal Mysteries
Mysterious animals seem to be popping up all over the place - and not just in remote jungles or seldom-traveled tropical waters, but in our own backyards. Meanwhile, rural villages of Chile continue to be harrassed by strange creatures fitting the description of the dreaded Chupacabras.

8/09/04 - Incident on the Road to Sydney
There are incidents that are just so strange, so far removed from everyday experience that they can cause us to question our sanity and work their way into the pit of our deepest fears. Michael experienced such an incident while traveling the interstate from the Australian Capital Territory to New South Wales in Australia. This is Michael's story.

7/26/04 - Contacting the Dead in the Electronic Age
Forget about Ouija boards, séances and spiritual mediums. The way to communicate with the dead in the 21st century is through electronics.

7/19/04 - House of Shadows
Something strange once happened in the upstairs bedroom, and it may be the cause of the terrifying haunting in this house.

7/12/04 - Top 10 Earth Mysteries
From animals encased in stone to unexplained hums and lights to perplexing flying rods, here are 10 of the most baffling Earth mysteries.

7/5/04 - Strange Tales 7: Which Story is False?
Presented here are four stories of the unexplained. But only three of them are true; one was invented by your About.com Guide. Your job is to read all four of the stories and then vote for the one you think is false.

6/21/04 - The Tragedy of Mary Gells
As a child, HRM had spontaneous recollections of a friend named Mary Gells, whose family met with tragedy decades ago. Were these memories of a past life... or something else? This is HRM's story.

6/14/04 - Camping Tales of Terror
The telling of supernatural tales around the campfire is a long-held tradition. Yet unexplained things sometimes really do occur out there in the woods at night. Here are some true tales of the paranormal reported by campers.

6/7/04 - 16 Signs That Your House is Haunted
How do you know if that persistent rapping on your walls is bad plumbing or a mischievous spirit? Here are some of the signs of a haunting - and what you can do about it.

5/31/04 - Six Weird Creatures You Don't Want to Meet
Tired of hearing about Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster? Here's a menagerie of lesser-known yet equally strange and elusive creatures from around the world.

5/24/04 - The Red Zone
Will K. was skeptical about matters such as ghosts and precognition, but a strange experience one night at work - which forewarned of a deadly disaster - made him a believer. This is Will's story.

5/10/04 - Considering the Paranormal
What we commonly refer to as "paranormal phenomena" could be a glimpse into the very subconscious of human beings and how our minds might interact with the universe around us.

5/03/04 - Paranormal Photo Hoax - Contest Winner
A lot of great photos came in for our first annual Paranormal Photo Hoax Contest. View the slide show to see the winner and all the entries.

4/26/04 - Hail of Stones from Nowhere
Stones and rocks rain down from clear skies on houses and people, seemingly materializing out of nowhere. What could be the cause of this bizarre phenomenon?

4/19/04 - The Mysterious Ica Stones
Do the mysterious Ica Stones of Peru prove the survival of dinosaurs into "recent" times or the existence of an advanced ancient civilization ... or are they just clever art for the tourist trade?

4/12/04 - Adonai's Minions
Police officers are witnesses to many tragic and extraordinary events. But Elliot, an officer in Port Richey, Florida, was not prepared for the strange and unexplained things he saw on a February night in 2003. This is Elliot's story.

4/05/04 - Journeys into the Hollow Earth
Are there entrances to the interior of the Earth at the poles? Some say past expeditions have proved it. And now you have a chance to join the ultimate adventure in search of unexplored territory in the interior of the planet.

3/29/04 - The Hong Kong She-Devil
A chance meeting with a mysterious woman opens the door to supernatural activity.

3/22/04 - Contest: Paranormal Photo Hoax
You are invited to create a fake paranormal photograph of any kind for our first annual contest. It can be a phony photo of a ghost, monster, poltergeist activity - anything you can dream up.

3/15/04 - Tales of the Ouija
Can this simple little "game" open doors to the unknown? Skeptics maintain that these sometimes frightening experiences are nothing but the result of over-stimulated imaginations. To those who lived the experiences, however, what they saw, heard and felt was quite real.

3/08/04 - "Unsuitable" Bigfoot Conclusions
The Patterson film was often referred to as one of the best pieces of evidence for the existence of Bigfoot, and if it is proved without doubt to be a hoax, many will be disappointed. But hoaxes do not invalidate the rest of the genuine evidence. To do so is not smart, is not fair and is not scientific.

3/01/04 - The Passion and the Unexplained
No film in recent years has generated the amount of controversy that Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ has. There have been several events, both miraculous and strange, that have occurred in association with the film.

2/23/04 - Ghosts of Hollywood
Ghosts and other tales of the paranormal have always been great movie material, but Hollywood also has its own real-life ghost stories. There are many stars who are ghosts and many stars who have seen ghosts. Here are their stories.

2/16/04 - The Tunguska Mystery
In 1908, something exploded in an isolated area of Siberia. Was it a meteor, a comet, or something even more incredible?

2/9/04 - More Mysteries of Mars
The robots we've sent to the Red Planet are sending back photos containing some anomalous and highly intriguing features.

2/2/04 - The 10 Most Intriguing Mysteries of Lost Civilizations
It is clear from many fragments of evidence, traditions and lore that we have an incomplete picture of the earliest days of human civilization. Here are ten of the most intriguing pieces of the puzzle that is our past. They are shrouded in mystery and varying degrees of doubt, but all are nonetheless fascinating.

1/26/04 - Money from Heaven
A bizarre phenomenon that I'm sure we all wish we could experience: money appearing seemingly out of nowhere. Pennies, dimes, quarters - even bills - appearing miraculously from who-knows-where.

1/19/04 - Strange Tales 6: Which Story is False?
Presented here are four stories of the unexplained. But only three of them are true; one was invented by your About.com Guide. Your job is to read all four of the stories and then vote for the one you think is false.

1/12/04 - What Lies Beyond: Before and After Life
Are our lives on Earth only small episodes in the continuity of our existence? This is a woman's extraordinary story of contact with an existence before birth and after death.

1/05/04 - Predictions for 2004
What events, joyous and dreadful, surprising and shocking, lie ahead in 2004? You want predictions? We've got predictions from the Paranormal Forum's second annual call for predictions in specific categories.

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