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Paranormal Phenomena: Most Popular Articles

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Best Ghost Pictures Ever Taken
Here are some incredible real ghost pictures and the equally remarkable stories behind them.
16 Signs That Might Prove Your House Is Haunted
You have probably experienced weird sounds and sights in your house. Are they indications of ghosts? Here are some of the most common experiences of those who believe their houses are haunted.
What the legendary prophet might have said...
Nostradamus isn't known for his cheery prophecies. Many interpreters of the 16th century physician, astrologer, and prophet say he accurately predicted two world wars, the rise of two antichrists (Napoleon and Hitler), and even the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Some researchers say the great French prophet spells out the next world war in horrific detail, while skeptics think he's full of bunk. Read more and see what you think.
9 Clues That You Lived a Past Life
Have you lived before? Here are nine clues in your current life that might reveal what your past lives were.
Famous Cases of Real Dopplegangers
Do you have an exact double somewhere in the world?Here are some incredible true cases of exact doubles who appear often as a forecast of death or disaster, and remarkable stories of people who can be in two places at the same time.
What You Should Really Know About Shadow People
Did you see that dark, fleeting shape out of the corner of your eye? Perhaps you caught a glimpse of a strange entity that is being seen with greater regularity around the world.
Your True Paranormal and Ghost Stories for...
NOVEMBER STORIES, including: Ghost in the Back Seat... Answer from Another Dimension... Ouija Spirit Provides Proof... Ghost of the Haunted Maze... Psychic Knowing of Daughter's Danger... Family History of Paranormal Events... Black Cloud Spirit... Encounter with the Soul Eater... Playful Ghost Hid the Screws... Time Warp on Long Island... Ghosts of the Desert Southwest... Dime Aports from Beyond... Slenderman Pokes Me in Bed... Ghost Walkers of Bull Creek... Today I Saw the Black-Eyed Devil... Saved by Mother's Message... Visions of Unfortunate Future Events... Rotting Cemetery Ghoul... Horse Witch of Evergreen Cemetery... and more.
Were These The Most Horrifying Sounds Ever...
In January, 2007, the Central New York Ghost Hunters, based in Syracuse, New York, were invited to investigate an old hotel in upstate New York. The investigation proved to be one of the most intensely active the group has ever encountered, and produced an EVP – an electronic voice phenomena recording – that is remarkable for its terrifying content. It may well be the most intense, frightening EVP ever recorded.
The Heart Omen Picture: Prediction or...
On October 30, 2015, I underwent emergency coronary bypass surgery. It was completely unexpected, and from diagnosis to surgery happened withing the space of two weeks. It was just a day or two after the surgery that my wife discovered something rather peculiar in a photo that had been taken of me at the beginning of October.
Selfie Picture Shows Bug-Eyed Alien
When taking a selfie in a car, Nancy is surprised to see an insect-like alien sitting next to her!
Freddy Jackson
Picture of the ghost of Freddy Jackson who shows up in this group portrait of airmen. Page 3.
You wake up unable to move, barely able to...
You wake up unable to move, barely able to breathe... you feel an oppressive weight on your chest... and you sense some evil presence in the room... The old hag strikes! Here is the superstition, the feelings, and the facts behind the phenomenon known as Old Hag Syndrome. Read more.
Vacation Party Ghost
An extra guest appears in this ghost picture taken at a hotel party. Page 16.
The Brown Lady
The famous picture of the Brown Lady, thought to be the ghost of Lady Dorothy Townshend.
Godfather's Pizza Ghost
A Utah ghost investigation team was exploring a Godfather's Pizza store when they captured this ghost picture. Page 17.
How To Use a Ouija Board for Best Results
Put your fears and negative attitudes aside and the Ouija and be a fun, entertaining diversion. Here's how to use it properly.
Tulip Staircase Ghost
Picture of the Tulip Staircase ghost showing a hooded figure climbing the stairs. Page 4.
Grandpa's Ghost
A picture of grandpa's ghost that was photographed while visiting grandma at the nursing home. Page 14.
The Ghost of Boothill Cemetery
Taken at Boothill Cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, this picture shows a real ghost of a cowboy in the background. Page 6.
Ghosts of the SS Watertown
The ghosts of the SS Watertown in this pictures are thought to be the spirits of two crewmen who died in an accident. Page 8.
Railroad Crossing Ghost
Picture of a ghost taken at the haunted railroad crossing in San Antonio, Texas. Page 10.
Lord Combermere
Picture of the ghost of Lord Combermere seen sitting in his chair while his funeral was taking place. Page 2.
Are These Black-Eyed Children Horror or Hoax?
Does the black-eyed kids phenomenon have a basis in fact, or is it a product of our misperceptions and fears?
The Back Seat Ghost
Picture of a ghost of an old woman who appears in the back seat of a car. Page 5.
Ghost in the Burning Building
The ghost of a little girls appears in this picture taken of a burning building in England. Page 7.
Your True Paranormal and Ghost Stories for 2014
A collection of true stories of ghosts, strange creatures, psychic experiences, black-eyed-people, doppelgangers, poltergeists and other unexplained phenomena that readers swear are true.
Ghostly Grip
A picture of two girls that might show a ghost with a grip one of the girl's arms. Page 18.
Robert A Ferguson
When speakers Robert A. Ferguson was giving a speech, a ghost was photographed next to him. Page 15.
Madonna of Bachelor's Grove
The ghost pictures of the Madonna of Bachelor's Grove was taken during a ghost hunt of the cemetery. Page 9.
Specter of Newby Church
The ghost picture Specter of Newby Church shows a shrouded figure. Page 11.
Cemetery ghost baby
Mrs. Andrews was taking a picture of her daughter's grave and the figure of a ghost child appears. Page 20.
Ghost in the Choir Loft
Picture of a church choir loft that appears to show a male ghost standing there. Page 13.
Ghost of the Seven Gables
Picture taken at Nathaniel Hawthorne's historic house in Salem, Massachusetts that shows the ghost of his son, Julian. Page 12.
Decebal Hotel Ghost
A tourist snapped this ghost picture at the Decebal Hotel. Page 21.
Coventry Spectre
An unexpected guest in the form of a ghost appears in this picture taken at a dinner at the Coventry Freeman organization. Page 22.
The Watcher
This picture taken at Corroboree Rock at Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia shows the ghost of a woman. Page 23.
Haunted Bureau
A furniture dealer snapped this ghost picture when photographing a bureau for a catalog. Page 19.
Winchester Cathedral Monks
Noted ghost researcher Hans Holzer took this picture in Winchester Cathedral, which might show the ghosts of monks in procession. Page 29.
Can a Ouija Board Actually Be Dangerous? The...
Most paranormal researchers advise against the casual use of the Ouija board, suggesting that it can be a doorway to unknown dimensions. But is it really?
Think you have a poltergeist? Here are 7 signs
Determining the difference between poltergeist activity and ghost or haunting activity can be difficult. But how do you know there might be poltergeist activity in your home? Most often, you'll know it if you have it because it is out of the ordinary and pretty obvious: sounds, movements, and odors of unknown origin. Read more.
Electric Chair Ghost
After an engineer photographs an electric chair he is going to modify, he notices several ghost-like apparitions in the picture. Page 28.
The Pink Lady of Greencastle picture
A picture of the ghost of the Pink Lady of Greencastle, photographed by Guy Winters. Page 26.
The Phantom Pilot
This picture of Mrs. Sayer appears to show a ghost in the pilot's seat of an old helicopter. Page 24.
What is Disappearing Object Phenomenon and How...
Do objects disappear around your home, then inexplicably reappear? You might be a victim of the disappearing object phenomenon. What could be the cause?
White Lady of Worstead Church
While visiting Worstead Church in 1975, Peter Berthelot took a photo of his wife, Diane, which appears to show the ghost of The White Lady behind her. Page 27.
Farm Ghost
Neil Sandbach took the picture of this ghost when photographing a farm for a client. Page 25.
8 Things You Should Do If You See a Ghost
I know you're interested in ghosts. Perhaps you have been on ghost hunts or are even a member of a ghost investigation group. But have you ever thought about what you would do if you ever really came face-to-face with a ghost? Or what you should do? Don't be afraid! Don't panic! It's only an entity from another plane of existence! Here's what do to if you see a ghost.
Practical advice and easy-to-learn exercises to...
Yes, you can learn to strengthen your psychic powers. Here are some practical advice and easy-to-learn exercises that can help you tune in to consciousness shared by all living things.
Bug-Eyed Alien
When taking a selfie in a car, Nancy is surprised to see an insect-like alien sitting next to her! Page 2.
Test Your Psychic Powers
Here are two online tests that allow you to measure and perhaps strengthen your telepathic powers. See how well I scored, then try the tests for yourself.
Angel Encounters - True Stories
True stories from readers of encounters with angelic beings and guardian angels.
Death Knocks
True stories of the omens of death knocks and the tragedies that they warned of.
15 Steps to Recording Ghosts
Step-by-step instructions for recording your own ghost evp.
Top Theories to Explain the Mystery of the...
Whether or not phenomena of a paranormal nature are taking place there has been a matter of debate. Those who are convinced something odd is happening, as well as researchers who take a scientific view, have offered a number of explanations for the mystery.
Stories About Time Travel That Just Might Be True
Although some scientists think that it might be at least theoretically possible to travel through time, no one (as far as we know) has devised a sure-fire way to make it happen. But that's not to say that people haven't reported traveling through time. Here are true stories of people who believe they have experienced slips in time, to the past and future.
Think Your House is Haunted? Here's What You...
If you suspect your house is haunted, here is what you can do about it.
The Stanley Hotel
Brief history: Completed in 1909 by Freelan Oscar Stanley (inventor of the Stanley Steamer automobile),
How Does a Ouija Board Work?
Is the Ouija a fascinating game for harmless fun... or a dangerous gateway to the unknown?
Think you are psychic? Here are 6 signs you...
Those who study psychic phenomena suspect that most of us are psychic to one degree or another. We can all point to events that indicate instances of telepathy or precognition. Perhaps it happens to you frequently. Can you then be considered truly, strongly psychic? Here are six signs to look for.
5 Collections of Paranormal Videos That Will...
YouTube and reader-submitted videos
Whaley House Faces
Eerie faces are seen in a window at the haunted Whaley House. Page 3.
Freaky Phone Calls
Telephones are little more than plastic, wiring and electronic circuitry... but do they sometimes connect with other worlds, other dimensions in a way we cannot explain?
10 Mysterious Creatures From Modern Times
Hairy hominids, serpentine beasts, and beings even more bizarre and inexplicable have been seen around the world for centuries. Here are 10 mystifying creatures that science has yet to explain.
How to Tell If You Have a Guardian Angel
Ultimately, angels are a matter of faith, and many believers have offered their opinions on what a guardian angel's role can be in a person's life and even how you can enlist their help. Many believe that these supernatural beings watch over us and can also come to our spiritual - and even physical aid - in times of great need. Can you call on your guardian angel at will?
You'll be astonished by these intriguing...
There have been interesting and mysterious finds all over the planet showing that we have an incomplete -- perhaps wrong -- picture of past human civilization.
All about the Immortal Count de Saint-Germaine
Count de Saint-Germain was a brilliant alchemist who, it is believed, discovered the secret of eternal life. He courted Europe's rich and famous for hundreds of years... and some believe he still lives.
6 Leading Psychics Make Predictions for 2015
We would all like to know what is going to happen in the future. And there are a select group of people who have gained notoriety as psychics with the uncanny ability to predict future events. Following are predictions for the year 2015 in a wide range of topics -- including world events, politics, weather and environment, the economy, celebrities, even the paranormal -- from some of the world's best-known psychics and forecasters.
A Ghost Appears in a Car's Back Seat
While moving his daughter's car, Simon sees a ghost in the back seat.
7 of the Weirdest Human Enigmas: People of...
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Enough with the Orbs Already
Enough experiments have been conducted to demonstrate that orbs are nothing more than dust, rain, pollen or some other particulate. Let's drop them as paranormal evidence.
Could Vampires Conceivably Be Real?
The enormous interest in these creatures prompts the question: Are vampires real? Here's a look at the myth and the very real subcultures around today.
Do People Have Psychokinetic Powers?
Here's a primer on telekinesis (or psychokinesis) -- defined, plus remarkable stories of those who have it, theories on how it works... and how to develop your powers.
Answer from Another Dimension
Julie receives tangible evidence -- an answer to a challenge from another dimension.
The Heart Omen
An anomaly in two pictures seems to predict an illness and a heart surgery.
Castle Child Ghost
Possible photo of a child ghost taken at a Scottish castle. Page 435.
Face-To-Face Encounters With Mysterious...
Stories of encounters with the strange and possible evil black-eyed people.
Why You Should Beware of the Name Zozo During...
Darren encounters the entity Zozo while using the Ouija board
The Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts
Over the last few hundred years, many perplexing artifacts have been unearthed that do not fit the currently accepted theories of geology and the history of man.
Where Was Your Spirit Before you were born?
Amazing stories from people who recall an existence in another realm just prior to birth, and from people who have had startling communications with their unborn children.
What Are the Fatima Prophecies?
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Sallie House
Sallie House - One of the most haunted houses in the U.S. Page 15.
Ouija Spirit Provides Proof
Katrina and her aunts experiment with a Ouija board and seem to get proof of the spirit of a little girl.
Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery in North London is one of the world's most haunted places. Page 16.
How To Report a Ghost or a Monster Sighting
If you have an unexpected encounter with a ghost or a weird creature, here's what you should do to document it and report it.
Treasure Trove of True Ghost Stories
An index of the annual collections of true paranormal and ghost stories from readers.
Why Are Ghosts Seen Wearing Clothes?
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How Anyone Can Have an Out-of-Body Experience...
According to OBE expert Jerry Gross, the ability to leave the body has been with him since childhood. He believes that this is an inherent ability that can be developed by anyone. In this interview, Gross discusses the out-of-body experience -- and how you can have one.
3 Android Apps for Ghost Hunters Who Want to Go...
Reviews of three new paranormal apps for Android devices.
Car Accident Ghost Video
After a fatal car crash, this video seems to show a ghost walking away from the scene.
Do You Believe in Ghosts? What Causes Haunting...
Theories about what ghosts are and descriptions of the types of ghosts and hauntings.
Crystal Skull Spirit
A misty spirit seems to form above a Crystal Skull display. Page 4.
3 Famous Poltergeist Cases That Will Creep You...
Some of the best-documented, frightening, and controversial poltergeist cases of recent times.
The Bell Witch: The real story behind America's...
For several years her ghost pinched, slapped, scolded and otherwise tormented a Tennessee family in America's best-known poltergeist case.
Reincarnation and Past Lives Memories
Have you lived before? Here are stories from readers about experiences they might have had that indicate reincarnation or past lives
The World's Most Haunted Places
Some of the most haunted buildings, ships, houses and institutions in the world.
Best Ghost Videos Ever Taken
A gallery of the best ghost videos ever taken from around the world.
Encounter with the Soul Eater
James has terrifying experiences after dabbling in the occult and conjuring a dark, tormenting entity.
This Man’s Father Met the Devil: A...
A true tale about a man who experienced a paranormal phenomenon.
How To Conduct A Seance
A simple how to on conducting a seance, from your About.com guide
Unbelievable True Stories or Just Amazing...
The world is filled with astonishing occurrences of coincidence and synchronicity that defy explanation. Are these incredible true stories of mere chance... or the hand of fate?
Ghost at the Top of the Stairs
A spooky face seems to be watching from the top of the stairs as a young girl takes a cellphone picture. Page 6.
Do you have an exact double somewhere?...
Definition of the mystery of the doppelganger -- the exact double of a person.
Ghost in the Cabinet
A very spooky face is seen in a reflection on a cabinet. Page 5.
Read Up on the Strong Evidence for Twin Telepathy
A look at some of the best evidence in the form of anecdotes and experiments for a telepathic psychic connection between twins.
Rotting Cemetery Ghoul
Destiny and friends venture into a cemetery and encounter a really creepy ghost among the tombstones.
Today I Saw the Black-Eyed Devil
Lindsie feels the confusing terror of an encounter with one of the mysterious, frightening black-eyed people.
Time Warp on Long Island
Joanne is completely freaked out by the strange, other dimension environment near her college.
Ghost of the Haunted Maze
Hunter is quite spooked when he hears phantom footsteps following him in a pitch-black maze.
An Explanation of the Poltergeist Phenomenon
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Psychic Knowing of Daughter's Danger
While 100 miles away, Mick gets a powerful psychic impression that his daughter is in danger.
Test Your Psychic Abilities
Several online tests that let you see how psychic you might be.
Readers Tell of Their Santa Claus Sightings
Readers report on what they believe are genuine sightings of the real Santa Claus.
General Wayne Inn
A look at the General Wayne Inn in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, where numerous ghosts and apparitions have been reported. Page 11.
After Show Angels
After Show Angels - January 2011
Tales of the Ouija
True stories of dark shadows, dread, predictions and hauntings. Page 3.
The Mysterious Old Woman
A strange, elderly lady repeatedly appears to a young woman with life predictions, advice, and even warnings.
See Paranormal Phenomena Caught on Camera
A collection of paranormal pictures, including ghosts, monsters, and other strange phenomena.
10 Most Perplexing Mysteries Found on Earth
From animals encased in stone to unexplained hums and lights to perplexing flying rods, here are 10 of the most baffling Earth mysteries.
True stories of ghost encounters from around...
Sightings and encounters with ghosts have been reported since ancient times. Sometimes they are just fleeting visions, sometimes they are spirits that communicate with the living. Here are tales of ghosts from our readers.
Did Nostradamus Predict World War III?
Some researchers say the great French prophet spells it all out in horrific detail (and that it could begin in 2002), while skeptics think he's full of bunk
A Family History of Paranormal Events
Matthew and his dad have many strange experiences with ghosts, weird creatures and demons.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Paranormal Phenomena. Page 14.
Visions of Unfortunate Future Events
Gail has visions... unfortunately, they are often of future events that she would rather not see.
Psychometry - Stefan Ossowiecki & George...
The incredible psychic ability to sense an object's past, present and future - through touch. Here's what it is, how it works, some amazing examples and how YOU can do it!
Possessed by Three Demons
A teenage girl’s interest in the occult draws her into a dark vortex of evil and possession.
Is There a Connection Between Animals and Ghosts?
Cats, dogs, birds and other animals might have as much of a link to the unseen world as we do. Here are some stories of the incredible connection between animals and the spirit world.
Test Your Sixth Sense
Do you have ESP? Here's your chance to test your psychic powers. 12 images are hidden on these pages. From the choices provided, try to "see" what they are before revealing them. Then check your score for statistical significance.
Where to Take a Haunted Vacation
How well would you be able to sleep in a haunted inn? If you have the nerve, the next time you travel consider staying at a hotel, inn or B&B that has its own resident ghosts. Here's where you'll find hundreds of locations around the U.S.
Camping Encounters with Monsters and Ghosts
Yes, it's good to get away from the job and the nagging responsibilities of everyday life. On the other hand, you don’t know what's out there in the untamed wilderness. Usually, it's peace and a recharging of one's spirit. Occasionally, however, it's a nightmare that is so deeply terrifying that it changes one's life. Consider, for example, these true camping encounters.
Haunted by Black Cloud and Spirits
Betty K. battles with dark spirits in her Utah home.
This old town, Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, has more than its share of ghosts. Page 17.
Top 10 Religious Mysteries and Miracles
A look at ten of the top religious mysteries and miracles in the Christian world.
Ghosts of the Desert Southwest
While camping in the deserts of the American southwest, Deb and her family hear and see old-time ghosts.
42 True Stories about Encounters with...
True stories of sightings and encounters with impossible doubles of people we know -- and ourselves.
Should You Worry About Planet Nibiru Destroying...
There have been many warnings about the approach of Nibiru, also known as Planet X. Is there really anything you should be concerned about?
4 Scary Games for Paranormal Halloween Parties
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A gallery of videos that might show evidence of...
A collection of videos that might show the creature known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti.
The incredible experiment that created a ghost
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How can I see a ghost?
How to increase your chances of seeing a ghost.
Bigfoot Capture Claimed in Russia
This video from Russian television news purports to be about a captured Bigfoot... but is not very convincing.
Slenderman Pokes Me in Bed
For many years, Liza feels the poke of what she envisions as a slender entity while she is in bed.
The Risks and Dangers of Paranormal Investigation
The North East Paranormal Society explains what they believe are the risks and dangers of paranormal investigations.
Horse Witch of Evergreen Cemetery
Edith and her friends are terrified by the very strange old woman who lived in the local cemetery.
Collection of Ouija board experiences,...
True stories of Ouija board experiences, remarkable and terrifying.
The Best Evidence for Reincarnation
The idea that we have lived before, and after this lifetime will live again is fascinating and compelling. We want to believe that there is a continuity to our existence, our souls. But is there good evidence for reincarnation? Dedicated researchers say yes.
Pieces Out Of Time - Paranormal Phenomena/The...
These unexplained artifacts challenge the accepted views of geology and of history itself
The Haunted Painting
As soon as Laura finished her painting -- a painting that featured the image of a headless ghost -- bizarre events began to take place around her home.
What You Need to Know about Electronic Voice...
Otherwise known as EVP, electronic voice phenomena is the recording of mysterious voices from
Are the Accounts about California's Mysterious...
Expeditions exploring deep, mysterious tunnels and caves in various parts of the world return with strange tales of subterranean civilizations, cities and advanced yet ancient technology. Page 2.
Rolling Hills Asylum
Located between Buffalo and Rochester, Rolling Hills Asylum 's enormous 53,000+ sq. ft. brick building

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