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Paranormal News and Views for December 4, 2012

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Kelly Roncace

Up-to-the-minute reports of paranormal activity and news from around the world

GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS, HAUNTINGS:

Paranormal corner: Salem County Insane Asylum
Known as The County Farm, the county almshouse and asylum were located adjacent to each other and housed the county's "insane" until 1925 when the residents were then moved to the state facility, making room for area's poor residents to move in. After a recent paranormal investigation at the asylum with Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society, it seems some of those who spent time in this three-story Italiante cube building never actually left...
(Also read: Rolling Hills Asylum)

Dead voices in 'haunted' Avon home
The last place you'd expect to find a haunted house is in a beautiful housing development in Avon full of newer homes and perfectly manicured lawns. But Annie Carrissimi, of Ohio Ghost Hunters EVP Investigations, says there are at least 10 spirits living in her house and she talks to them all the time...

My New Orleans ghost story
Jason Ashley Wright: If you've read my column (thank you, by the way), you know I believe in ghosts. I'm quite skeptical of most ghost stories. Basically, I have to experience something for myself to believe it, as I think most things that go bump in the night aren't supernatural but natural, period. But I had an experience I can't explain any other way than to say it was, indeed, supernatural...

MYSTERIOUS CREATURES:

A Bigfoot anniversary
January 2013, will mark the tenth anniversary of the surfacing of a very strange story of definitive "British Bigfoot"-style proportions - a subject on which I have a brand new book out right now. Published by CFZ Press, it's name is Wildman! The Monstrous and Mysterious Saga of the British Bigfoot. And the case below typifies the kind of accounts that appear in the 300-plus pages of the book...

The natural history of the European werewolf
Where did the European werewolf come from and why did this particular mythology become so powerful that we're still telling stories about it today? In a fascinating talk recorded at Skepticon 5 last month, Deborah Hyde discusses the history of lycanthropy and its various roles in European society...

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