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Paranormal News and Views for April 16, 2013

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Paranormal investigations raise questions.

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

GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS, HAUNTINGS:

Strange knocks and raps: the knocker spirit
Recently as I prepared for the night, and I lay down in bed, I heard a loud "SNAP". What the heck was that? It sounded like some electrical circuit had exploded. I don't believe a surge suppressor makes a snapping sound as far as I know, but maybe so. Therefore I was attentive, listening for another snap. Nothing. Except a minute later I heard a knock on the bookcase by my bed...
(Also read: Death Knocks)

Paranormal investigations unearth more questions at inn
More questions than answers were raised during an all-night paranormal investigation at the Royal Bulls Head Inn. Visiting investigator Darren Davies and a team from the not-for-profit group, Paranormal Paratek, stayed at the Drayton inn from sunset to sunrise to determine whether the historic property was now home to spirits from the past...
(Also read: Farnsworth House Inn ghost)

Castle owner fed up with ghost hunters
The owner of Castle Claremont says he is fed up with would-be ''ghost hunters'' bothering visitors late at night. Police removed four teenagers from the property on Saturday evening after the group claimed they wanted to see the ''ghost''. Rob Young, the owner of the Mt Horrible property, said it was a semi-regular occurrence...

Legend tripping: Ghost hunting made "real"
Most of us have seen groups of ghost hunters, both on television reality shows and in real life. Nearly every city in the country has at least one local ghost-hunting group that periodically ventures out into cemeteries and other reputedly haunted locations seeking spirits on moonlit nights. While many ghost hunters claim that they're doing scientific research exploring the boundaries of science and the supernatural, folklorists have another term for this behavior: legend tripping...

MYSTERIOUS CREATURES:

Injured hiker carried 8 miles to safety by Sasquatch
Most Bigfoot enthusiasts are familiar with the Albert Ostman encounter in 1924... a Canadian prospector who reported that he was abducted by a Sasquatch and held captive for six days. Bigfoot pioneer John Green interviewed Ostman and cites the story as evidence for the existence for Bigfoot...
(Also read: When Bigfoot Attacks)

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