The year 2013 was another astonishing year for paranormal activity, as you'll see from the year-end round-up below, including ghost reports and photos, psychic activity, creature sightings, human and earth mysteries, and much more.
GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS AND HAUNTINGS
- The Phoenix Suns said they were haunted by ghosts.
- The Christchurch, New Zealand police station reported ghost activity.
- Haunted houses went up for sale in France, Britain, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Highland, again in Pennsylavnia, and a real estate broker tried to sell Whitney Houston's haunted mansion.
- A "haunted mirror" was sold on eBay.
- A friendly ghost was thought to haunt the home of an Elvis impersonator.
- Lady Winchcombe, ancestor of Princess Diana, was claimed to haunt Kate Middleton family's home.
- "George the ghost" has been popping up on staff at Gloucester's City Museum for as long as they can remember.
- A French family claimed injuries caused by a haunting.
- Baseball players discussed Milwaukee's haunted hotel.
- A family of "psychic" children said they talk to ghosts at their home.
- The true story of Annabelle, the haunted doll from The Conjuring.
- Many people said they saw the ghost of the man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank and killed himself when he was cornered by police.
Ghost photos and video:
- The TAPS Ghost Hunters team claimed to capture video footage of a ghost in Asylum Cemetery.
- An Englishman claimed to record voice of a "ghost child" at nunnery.
- A skeptical ghost hunting group shared evidence of a "ghost girl" photograph.
- The image of an Indian Healer Spirit was captured on a hunting camera.
- Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits saw an orb, torso in old dungeon photo.
- A ghostly materialization was accidentally discovered on an old roll of film.
- A ghost was said to be caught on camera at the Wellington Indoor Market in Telford, U.K.
- A ghostly figure appeared in photo behind child battling leukemia.
- Eerie images of ghostly "spirits" were photographed in historical witch's prison.
- A mystery figure that haunted the Swiss woods for over a decade was photographed.
- Urban explorer Louise Lewin snapped a very good ghost photo at Nocton Hall.
- The Lady in Pink was photographed at the haunted Wooster courthouse.
- A ghost was captured on camera at Daytona Beach hotel, employees said.
- Patrons claimed the ghost of White Hart Inn was caught on camera.
- A video showed that a ghostly image damaged a police officer's car.
- An invisible being was photographed in Angol, Chile.
- Paranormal investigators claimed to capture eerie image of "ghost girl" in haunted school.
- A family saw a "guardian angel" (their dead son) in a photo.
- A photo possibly showed the ghost of the Lincoln's Greestone Steps hanging monk.
- Alan Murdie of the Society for Psychical Research wondered if poltergeists were an economic phenomenon.
- A bakery in Petts Wood was thought to be haunted by a little girl ghost.
- A terrified witness claimed to videotape a luminous poltergeist.
- Poltergeist activity was reported and videotaped at B&D Burgers.
- A family was 'hit by flying chairs' in their haunted house.
- Staff at an old Bickley pub, reportedly haunted by the spirit of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin, were being terrorized by a ghost.
- A poltergeist gave customers at a Birmingham salon a hair-raising experience by spooking them as they get their locks cut.
- A terrified mother said she was been driven out of her Carlisle home by a poltergeist.
- Mrs. Charles Papineau and her 13 year old grandson, Wayne, were terrified when the house’s windows suddenly started shattering without an apparent cause.
- Guests were on the lookout for Civil War ghosts at Virginia's Centre Hill Mansion.
- Members of GPS believed they captured definitive proof of the afterlife at the Chattanooga Public Library.
- A paranormal matchmaking site called Spookydate was launched, and even ghosts who are single and ready to mingle now had a dating website: Ghost Singles.
- A naked Halloween haunted house was nixed by local officials, but Halloween haunted houses became a $300 million industry.
Life after death:
- Science research grants related to immortality were announced.
- A cardiologist gave evidence for "reality" of near-death experiences.
- Reincarnation was banned in China.
- Physicist Stephen Hawking said there could be life after death.
- A quantum physicist claimed science can prove there is an afterlife.
PSYCHIC PHENOMENA AND PROPHECY
Prophecies. Michael Jackson's psychic predicted her own death.
Mind over matter:
- Temporary tattoos could make electronic telepathy and telekinesis possible, engineers said.
- Student's "psychic attack" at Japanese all-girls school sent 18 to the hospital.
- A German psychic claimed he uses telepathic powers to manipulate metal just like X-Men supervillain.
- A Sandy Hook mother said her son's psychic abilities spared him from the shooting.
- Researchers for the Global Consciousness Study released data showing we might all be connected psychically.
- A cat lost on vacation traveled 190 miles to its home. Another pet cat led authorities to a missing person's body.
- U.S. researchers gave laboratory rats a "sixth sense" using an implant in their brains. And human thoughts made a rat move in an example of interspecies telepathy.
- TED deleted talks on psychic and paranormal matters by Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock.
- A nine-year-old autistic girl in Sharjah, whose extraordinary ability to read her mother's mind, was revealed.
- The feeling of being watched is hardwired in the brain, scientists said.
- A psychic found a missing horse using telepathy.
- A Beverly Hills psychic said that psychics are the new therapy.
- Psychic spoon-bender Uri Geller said he psyched Russia against nuclear World War III.
- A Lockheed Skunk Works director said that ESP is the key to interstellar travel.
- Harvard researchers on the road to achieving telepathy.
- Scientists met to discuss the extraordinary powers of the mind.
- Psychic Chris Date was accused of planting fake ghost.
- The death of Nelson Mandela was detected by the Global Consciousness Project.