Hearing the word "demon" tends to conjure up images of bizarre creatures with red, or black skin that is reptilian, or slimy. It brings to mind things with horns, tusks, glowing eyes, and razor-sharp claws. People hear the word "demon", and instantly cringe, imagining horrid creatures from their worst nightmares torturing humans—or their souls—for all eternity.
Reality is far more complicated; not to mention more colorful. Reading the lore on demons tells us that, yes, some of them will appear the way most people tend to expect them to. Stereotypes exist for reasons, right? Some demons are said to manifest as serpents—sometimes with human heads, and features. Others are said to appear as armored knights riding giant wolves, dragons, or other beasts. Some appear armed with huge broadswords. Some manifest looking a great deal like the devils of stories. Some will only appear at night. Read more
Saturday, December 27, 2014
When reading about magic and witchcraft, you are sure to come across self-described occult "experts" warning about the dangers contacting or summoning "demons." However, it's important to realize that not all demons are necessarily demonic..
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Do our thoughts physically exist - and if they do, where? Tara MacIsaac explores some theories.
The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In "Beyond Science" Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide.
Philosophers have wondered for ages how mind and matter relate to each other, and modern physics is chiming in on the debate. Here’s a look at a few theories about where or in what way our thoughts physically exist. Read more
Saturday, November 29, 2014
The question is not only why do aliens see the need to abduct earthlings, but also why do they see the need to keep doing it? It's not as if earthlings are that different or have changed much over the years.
Why do aliens see the need to abduct earthlings?
Professor David M. Jacobs is an historian and retired Associate Professor of History at Temple University specializing in 20th century American history and culture. Jacobs is also well known in the field of ufology for his research and authoring of books on the subject of alleged alien abductions. He has lectured widely, been interviewed, and participated in numerous television and radio shows on the subject of alien abductions. Read more
Saturday, November 22, 2014
A U.S. physicist claims evidence that two massive nuclear explosions at two sites wiped out ancient Martian civilization.
Why do many of the photographs of the surface of Mars appear to be of structures that look like they’ve been destroyed and covered with dust? According to a new book by Dr. John Brandenburg, it’s because two ancient Martian civilizations were annihilated by other aliens using nuclear weapons. What’s worse, we could be next. Read more
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The children in these photos certainly look as if they might be evil, demonic, or possessed.
Children, they are the future–the light of our lives…but where there is light… sometimes there is darkness, and not all children are good-natured. In fact, some children are just born evil, fertile with the seeds of a pathology that will later grow into sociopathic behavior or worse. Remember, all the serial killers who ever lived were once children. Blame it on nature, society, bad parenting–the chaos of perversion has no logic–and behind those child-like eyes lives a gestating monster.
The following photos you’d expect to find in a possessed, demonic exorcist-style movie, but take our word for it, many of them are real. So sit back and enjoy this freaky photo collection and be thankful none of the kids are yours! You never know which one could be possessed, homicidal, or even the son of Satan himself. Read more
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Is The Devil's Tramping Ground near Bennett, North Carolina, a portal to another dimension?
Those on the hunt for locations where the veil between worlds has worn thin might find themselves often pointed toward places like the The Mystery Spot in Michigan or the The Mystery Spot in California. Others might be told to visit one of the country's numerous Gravity Hills. But while many of those locales might have been proven as nothing more than some clever tricks of the eye, there is one place that no one can quite figure out: The Devil's Tramping Ground. Read more
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Okeechobee Ogre and the skunk ape sound like the same creature..
A Florida couple from Palmdale just reported their recent sighting of a large, hairy, bigfoot-like creature. They spotted the creature while they were camping along Fisheating Creek close to Lakeport, Florida. They were camping near some Indian Mounds, not far from the site of Fort Center, an area that saw heavy fighting during the Second Seminole War. Lakeport is a small retirement and fishing community on the west side of Lake Okeechobee. The mounds are considered a sacred site for Native Americans and contain artifacts along with human remains. There is a small artificial lake among the mounds that is believed to have been a charnal pond for human corpses. Read more
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A new ancient alien UFO painting has been found in Romania.
A new painting dating back to as early as the 15th century has been found in Biserica Manastirii (Church of the Dominican Monastery) in Sighisoara, Romania that depicts what looks to be a UFO.
The picture of the painting was sent in by two people visiting the church and thought that it may be interesting to people involved in UFO research. Read more
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The International Space Station seems like a logical thing for UFOs to be interested in.
One reflection in the International Space Station window caused by a light? Believable. Two reflections? Possible. Three reflections? Those are UFOs. That’s the conclusion arrived at by many looking at a video taken this week from the ISS live camera which shows what appears to be three unidentified objects hovering outside the station. Read more
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In all times and in all cultures, people have been enthralled by ghosts. Four writers attempt to rationalize this fascination with apparitions
Ghosts sightings have been making headlines recently. The Daily Star has dedicated several front pages to the supposed sighting of "black-eyed ghost children" over the past week; ITV reported that a couple said they had spotted the Grey Lady of Dudley; and the Metro reported a woman's claims that a ghost was writing letters "using her hands". It may be because Halloween is approaching, but it seems we remain fascinated by the idea of whether ghosts actually exist. The Guardian has gathered writers from the fields of psychology to religion to think about why. Read more
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Carly Ledbetter confirms or debunks six common beliefs about haunted houses.
Let's call a spade a spade: October is the spookiest month of the year. From scary Halloween costumes to creepy Jack-O-Lanterns staring at us from front porches, ghosts, whether you believe in them or not, are always on the back of your mind.
And for us, when the stairs are a little too creaky or a huge gust of wind blows the front door open, we definitely start believing our house is haunted. So we decided to call in John E.L. Tenney, one of the world's leading paranormal investigators in the world and the star of Destination America’s new TV show, 'Ghost Stalkers' to debunk and confirm the biggest myths.
Here are some of the most common misconceptions -- and truths -- he comes across regularly. Read more
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Research into near-death and out-of-body experiences is forcing scientists to come up with explanations .
What happens after we die? Are we snuffed out like lights, or do we continue to exist in some way?
Those are age-old questions, for sure. But a provocative new study on near-death experiences suggests that a brief version of "life after death" may be a reality.
For the study, researchers at the University of Southampton in England examined more than 2,000 cases of cardiac arrest from 15 hospitals across the U.K., the U.S., and Austria. They found that of 360 people who had been revived after experiencing cardiac arrest, about 40 percent of them had some sort of "awareness" during the period when they were "clinically dead." Read more
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Archaeologists believe they have found the dungeon of Vlad the Impaler, on whom the Count Dracula character was based.
Archeologists in Turkey have reportedly made a spooky discovery, just in time for the start of Halloween season: the dungeon where the real-life basis for Count Dracula was held. Read more
Thursday, September 25, 2014
A panel in Iceland has decided that video footage released in 2012 depicts a legendary lake monster.
Who needs Loch Ness when you've got Lagarfljótsormur?
A 13-member panel convened in Iceland has decided by a seven-vote (i.e. very narrow) majority that grainy footage released in 2012 in fact depicts Lagarfljótsormur, a legendary lake monster first reported in 1345. Read more
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
From the Nancy Evans to Molly Crenshaw, Mysterious Heartland lists the top ten tales of witchcraft in th Midwest.
Although belief in witchcraft has persisted in the American Midwest for nearly two centuries, Mysterious Heartland has found it surprisingly difficult to locate stories of witchcraft in the region. Never-the-less, we have scoured newspaper archives and dusty volumes to bring you some of the most exciting and obscure accounts of conjuring, hexes, and mistaken identity. Which story will prove to be the most compelling of them all? Read more
Saturday, September 6, 2014
The Ghost Diaries has posted a collection of old, mysterious photos of shamans, mystics, and medicine men.
Throughout prehistoric times and even in some of today’s remote tribal cultures, shamans and ‘medicine men’ have sought to uncover the mysteries of consciousness and the universe. They did so by appealing to spirits in a practice called animism. In many languages, the word for spirit is the same word used for breath.
The shaman was considered a healer between the natural and spiritual world. He used spells and incantations to drive away the gods or spirits thought to be responsible for people’s illnesses. In order to tap into this unseen dimension of Mana, or life force, shamans used the ecstatic techniques of dreams, visions, and trances. Today, we scoff at most non-scientific methods of understanding reality, but for the people who lived for thousands of years before us, it was a pathway to truth.
Maybe–like with the Hindi cultures that understood certain principles of quantum physics through mystic philosophy long before we did–there are darker realities still to be dug up from our inner psyche that can answer our questions. Read more
Thursday, September 4, 2014
As if throwing objects around weren't bad enough, some accounts indicate that poltergeists can also communicate audibly.
Several years ago, a reader asked me about poltergeists and if these entities had the ability to use audible communication. There were a few modern reports, but I wasn't sure if these were exaggerations produced by the witnesses. So I decided to look over some of the prominent historical cases and post a few that exhibit authenticity even though the commentary may be a bit folksy. I offer my opinion at the end of the post: Read more
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
From the wildly weird to the positively paranormal, the people in these top ten states are absolutely absorbed by the supernatural.
Have you ever wondered if there are aliens? If bigfoot is real? Have you ever thought maybe you were psychic or that your house could be haunted by its previous tenants? You aren’t alone. A huge portion of the U.S. population—75 percent, by some estimates—believes in, or at least is fascinated by, these supernatural subjects, in some areas more than others. But in which areas exactly?
That’s the mystery that the Movoto Real Estate Blog set out to unravel. So we put on our tinfoil hats, got our research materials, and set about discovering which states have the highest population of folks interested in the supernatural side of our world.
The best states for those “believers” were: Read more
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Water downers are in demand as well run dry in California.
The calls started in October, when the rain was supposed to come. Rob Thompson's phone kept ringing - a farmer in Fresno, a winemaker in Napa Valley, a rancher in Yreka.
All were looking for water. And they had heard Thompson could find it using an ancient method most call unorthodox, if not ridiculous. Thompson is a dowser, a person who believes they have the ability to locate water or precious metals deep underground using rods, sticks or a pendulum to guide them. Read more
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Michael Kleen reveals the ten most terrifying places in the Midwest.
There are a few places where men fear to tread, places so scary locals have labeled them with names like “Hotel Hell,” “Hell Bridge,” and “Satan’s Tunnel.” Witches, demons, and shadowy entities are said to lurk there. Some are even believed to contain portals to Hell itself. We at Mysterious Heartland have braved damnation to bring you this list. Which will prove to be the most terrifying place of them all? Read more
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Are the amazing abilities of savants due to enhanced telepathic abilities? New research suggests that may be the case.
The amazing abilities of autistic savants – prodigious feats of memory and calculation, as well as musical and artistic talents, despite the presence of mental disabilities (see the bottom of this post for examples) - remains one of the most fascinating topics in brain science. But these abilities may only be the tip of the iceberg, with new research suggesting that autistic savants may also have an enhanced capacity for extrasensory perception. Read more
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Medical doctors consider psychic surgeons frauds, but patients credit them for miraculous recoveries
Two ago, Cynthia Knapp was virtually immobilised by rheumatoid arthritis. The auto-immune disease, which causes joints to swell, had left the 67-year-old in such agonising neck and back pain, she was often unable to hobble the few feet from bedroom to bathroom.
Today, however, the pain is gone, and the retired graphic designer from Worthing, West Sussex, is more active than she could ever have hoped to be. Once housebound, now her days are filled with trips to the park with her grandchildren — Sofia, seven, and Lucas, 18 months. Read more
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Investigators are now blaming the mysterious deaths of Russian college students decades ago on the Yeti. Is this just a lame attempt to justify their inability to solve the case, or is there something to it?
Investigators baffled by the unexplained and gruesome deaths of Russian college students decades ago have come up with a new suspect, albeit an unlikely one: the Yeti.
On February 2, 1959, nine college students climbed the icy slopes of Dyatlov Pass in the Ural Mountains of Russia. They never made it out alive. The students bodies were found with broken ribs and fractured skulls. In one grotesque case, a woman's eyes had been gouged out and her tongue was missing. Read more
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Greg Taylor explores whether quantum physics implies that we will live forever.
Is Schrödinger's Cat immortal? And by extension, does that mean that both you and I will live forever as well?
In the famed thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects the radioactivity from a single atom decaying, the poison is released into the sealed box, killing the cat. But in the weird world of quantum mechanics - or more specifically in this case, the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics - the cat would supposedly remain in a state of 'superposition', both alive and dead, until an observation or measurement is made by an external observer opening the box, collapsing the wavefunction - and finding the cat either alive or dead. Schrödinger did not see this as a serious possibility - instead, his thought experiment was meant to show a problem with the Copenhagen interpretation. Read more
Saturday, August 9, 2014
This scary urban legend has been around for years. It tells the tale of a mysterious lost girl who takes rides from strangers late at night.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Meet the women who have trained themselves to overcome real problems - while they sleep,
When Caroline Coronel set eyes on her father Henry, she was overwhelmed with joy.
After they embraced, they sat down for a long-awaited catch-up. ‘As always, he asked me how I was, about the rest of the family and if I had enough money,’ says Caroline.
‘I took his hand, squeezed it and told that him I loved him. It was incredibly cathartic.’
However, this was no ordinary reunion. Caroline’s beloved father, a former antiques dealer, had died three months earlier, in December 2011, and their conversation was taking place in Caroline’s dream. Read more
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Lon Strickler posted a transcript of an interview with a female reptilian at Phantoms and Monsters.
This is a transcript of a supposed interview (translated and shortened) with a female Reptilian named 'Lacerta' by a Swedish researcher named Ole K. The interview was part of a series of documents known as The Lacerta Files. The interviewer prefaced the transcript with the following statement: Read more
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The holes and craters that have been found on earth may or may not be paranormal, but they are mysterious nevertheless
The recent discovery of unexplained craters in the Russian tundra has created varied speculation worldwide. But this phenomena is not new. Similar events have occurred before...some within the past few years. Another incident took place in eastern Washington in 1984...then later in Norway: Read more
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Chris Condon explores the evidence that points to the lost city of Atlantis having been located on the peninsula of Lesser Antarctica.
The continent of Antarctica has been in the news. This does not happen very often. Home to only a handful of temporary residents and mostly covered by ice, Antarctica has little about it to attract the attention of the rest of the world. But Russian scientists have been doing some important scientific work there. They drilled through the massive layer of ice covering Greater Antarctica, and on February 5, 2012, made it all the way down to Lake Vostok, an ancient lake unknown to modern man. There may be many surprises yet to come because our knowledge about Antarctica is still very scant. After all, modern man did not discover Antarctica until 1818, and even then had no idea what land features lay beneath the ice until scientific advances made this possible in 1958. Read more
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
A woman speaks a foreign language without learning it - as it was spoken 150 years ago.
Even as far as reincarnation stories go, this is an unusual one.
In the 1970s, famed reincarnation researcher Ian Stevenson encountered a woman who could fluently speak a form of Bengali spoken some 150 years earlier. Modern Bengali contains about 20 percent English loan words, Bengali Professor P. Pal told Stevenson. But this woman had long conversations with Professor Pal without using a single one. On the other hand, she used more Sanskrit words, just as Bengalis did around 1810 to 1830, the hypothesized time period of her past life. Read more
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Retired Temple University history professor David M. Jacobs has some really bad news: space aliens walk among us undetected and will soon take over the earth.
The way David M. Jacobs sees it, aliens from outer space have been kidnapping humans for aeons and sexually molesting them to create human-alien hybrids that walk among us today undetected and will soon take over Earth. Read more
Saturday, July 19, 2014
In Ufology, a lot is heard about the Men in Black (MIB), but not so much about Women in Black. Are Women in Black just MIBs in dresses, or are they something else altogether?
Within the world of UFO research, the Men in Black are just about as legendary as they are feared. These pale-faced, ghoulish entities have for decades terrorized into silence both witnesses to, and researchers of, UFO encounters.
Theories for who, or what, the MIB might be are many. They include: extraterrestrials, government agents, demonic creatures, time-travelers from the future, and inter-dimensional beings from realms that co-exist with ours.
While much has been written on the sinister, and occasionally deadly, actions of the MIB, practically nothing, at all, has been penned on the subject of their equally bone-chilling companions: the Women in Black. Make no mistake: the WIB are all too real. And they are as ominous and dangerous as their male counterparts. Read more
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Paranormal expert John D. Mimms describes the seven scariest ghost encounters he has ever had.
Anyone who has done paranormal research knows that investigations are typically hours of boredom intermingled with a few minutes of excitement. Most of the excitement is due to prosaic reasons: a breeze or creaky floorboards... but some of the time it is not.
Those unusual incidents are the ones that keep investigators going. I have experienced some incredible things on investigations and have been with others who have. When it happens, it definitely changes your perspective on life in a hurry.
My new science fiction novel, The Tesla Gate [Open Road Media, $16.99], deals with what might happen if ghosts were suddenly among us in huge numbers. And I had no shortage of creepy experiences to draw on. These are the scariest moments of my career. Read more
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Witch hunts may be a thing of the past in Europe and North America, but they still go on in some parts of the world.
Most people believe that the persecution of “witches” reached its height in the early 1690s with the trials in Salem, Mass., but it is a grim paradox of 21st-century life that violence against people accused of sorcery is very much still with us. Far from fading away, thanks to digital interconnectedness and economic development, witch hunting has become a growing, global problem. Read more
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Leprechauns are now protected under European law.
Under a new European law, leprechauns are now protected. In 2010, the Sliabh Foy Loop on Carlingford mountain, Ireland, was designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for flaura, fauna, wild animals and little people, 'leprechauns'. This area is the last known habitat of Ireland's little people. Read more
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Lon Strickler answers a reader's query about shadow people.
I recently received the following correspondence & query:
Late Sunday evening, my husband and I were enjoying a nice Indiana summer night by sitting outside talking and having a bonfire when from across the back yard I happened to notice a dark shadow hovering around one of the trees behind my parents home. My husband and I live in a garage apartment about 50 ft away and we were sitting behind that. Read more
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Dr. Randolph Shipon teaches the essence of Reiki in ten minutes. Dr. Shipon explains how the feeling of gratitude, all by itself, can attune a person to the Reiki vibration. He also briefly explains the concepts of the three Reiki 2 symbols, and how to use them.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Possessed by a demonic Ouija board? Not likely, but the story should boost sales of Ouija boards and maybe give a screenwriter an idea for a script.
Ouija board fans and enemies were buzzing about a recent story of a possible Ouija-induced demonic possession. Three American friends in Mexico were taken to a hospital when they gave the appearance of demonic possession after playing with a Ouija board. A video of one went viral and piqued interest worldwide in Ouija boards, demonic possession and great new ways to become famous without using kittens. What are the details? Read more
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Jake and Chris Holly explore the mystery of the Men in Black.
My brother Jake and I had a very interesting discussion about The Men in Black issue while I visited with him last week. We continued talking late in to the night as Jake had a great deal to say on the subjects of not only Men in Black but shadow people and reports of black mist appearing in haunting reports.
I will admit that all of those subjects have been neglected by me over the years and it was good to sit and talk to someone who had spent time reading and researching them in order to develop his own theories on these curious subjects. Read more
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Nina Kulagina was a KGB agent with telekinetic abilities who could stop the heart of a living creature with just the power of her mind.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Door to Hell in Turkmenistan is just one of the 50 creepiest places on earth.
The earth is dotted with magical landscapes and fairy-tale destinations but it is also home to eerie places that are straight out of nightmares (or very, very strange dreams) — from a forest of spooky, crooked trees to an island inhabited by thousands of venomous snakes.
And while some of the mysterious sights featured in the slideshow above were man-made (Mexico's spooky Island of Dolls was created as a memorial to a young girl who drowned), many were formed by Mother Nature herself. The UNESCO-protected Tsingy de Bemahara Strict Nature Reserve, for example, boasts a rare, geological phenomena — karstic landscapes and limestone uplands cut into impressive "tsingy" peaks and a "forest" of limestone needles. The nightmarish, rocky spires are razor-sharp and needle-like, known to cut through flesh and equipment easily. Only a few scientists have dared to travel to the area to conduct detailed research. Read more
The perpetrators were caught, but the crimes continue.
For a while, the residents of Manitoba Colony thought demons were raping the town’s women. There was no other explanation. No way of explaining how a woman could wake up with blood and semen stains smeared across her sheets and no memory of the previous night. No way of explaining how another went to sleep clothed, only to wake up naked and covered by dirty fingerprints all over her body. No way to understand how another could dream of a man forcing himself onto her in a field—and then wake up the next morning with grass in her hair. Read more
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Lessons in Instant ESP. In his investigations, St. Claire came across a powerful technique of tapping into the Cosmic Forces in order to cause a change in the environment. Two psychics 4000 miles apart gave this formula to him in two different languages. the firs time in Portuguese in Brazil and later in English in California. He said they gave him this secret and said it was time to pass it on to anyone who would recognize its value.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The men in black are one of the strangest aspects of the UFO mystery. These are ten of the creepeist stories of encounters with men in black.
Men in black have been popping up for awhile, usually whenever someone claims to have recently sighted a UFO. Shortly after each sighting, the person in question is visited by strange men who usually wear black suits, black ties, and white shirts.
The details and motives sometimes vary, but even stranger are the variations in the descriptions of the men in question. While some tales simply describe them as cold, aloof gentlemen wearing black suits, others say that they get an uncanny vibe from those who visit them. The stories tell of men who are unnaturally bald, men who talk in an almost robotic voice and wear lipstick over lipless mouths. Some suggest that they are from another world, disguising themselves as humans to learn our ways. Others believe that they are experimental cyborgs in the employ of the government. The truth behind the men in black is still shrouded in mystery, and we may never know the identity of these strange stalkers. Read more
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Ghost Diaries describes the three most powerful grimoires for black magic and demon evocation - that you've probably never heard of.
There’s more to ancient grimoires of black magic and demon evocation than what you’ve seen in the Evil Dead movies. In fact the Book of the Dead featured in those films–the Necronomicon–doesn’t even exist. But it’s based on the legends and myths of three books that do.
Below are the grandmasters of creepy manuscripts, ancient grimoires used to conjure spirits and demons from other dimensions: Read more
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Is the Suscon ( Luzerne County, PA) Screamer a spirit or a beast?
The first tale about the Suscon Screamer appeared around the end of the 1800's. In those days fire towers were located through out the area each were located within sight of another. A fire was spotted in the Suscon area of Luzerne County, PA and firefighters were sent out to extinguish it. As the fireman worked on the blaze a terrible scream was heard, frightening many of the firefighters. Afterwards, the firemen discussed as to what it could have been. None of them could explain what would make such a horrible scream. Later in the day, a watchman in the tower heard the scream. As he looked out over the burned out area he noticed something moving and the screaming seemed to be getting louder. As it came closer the terrified watchman crouched down in his small room at the top of the tower. Now the creature was directly under him. As he looked down he could see the creature looking back up at him screaming and clawing at the ground. Worried that it might climb the tower he locked the entrance to the tower which was nothing more then a hatch in the floor and waited. Once again he peeked over the edge, the creature was walking away from him. The large creature was sometimes standing and sometime walking on all fours with a pig-like snout. It seemed that a large Black Bear had been trapped it the fire and had been severely burned and was crying out in pain. Read more
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Is NASA endorsing the ancient aliens theory? A new NASA book suggests that ancient rock art could have been created by extraterrestrials.
Each month a new planet is discovered that bears similarities to our own - and it is becoming increasingly apparent Earth is not unique.
So it stands to reason that of the billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone, there might be another that hosts life.
It’s a thought that is gaining more credence all the time, and now Nasa has released a fascinating book detailing how, or if, we might communicate with some of these worlds. Read more
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This is how to do simple water scrying using a black bowl. It is a very basic method of divination. You don't need to have a black bowl. If you use a white or light-colored bowl, add in some blue dye or black ink. This just aids in getting a better reflection on the water for a good reading.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sea serpents are one of the most reported cryptids. Here are the ten most sensational sea serpent sightings.
Early maps warned sailors of the mysteries and dangers of the sea. Wherever the maps ended in unexplored areas, they would leave the iconic message “Here there be dragons.” By far, the most numerous of the creatures that our medieval pioneers reported were sea serpents. These reptilian monsters would be depicted undulating in the water or coiled around ships, where they would devour unfortunate sailors who got too close to their gaping jaws. Their appearance was often thought to be prophetic—they were harbingers of doom and disaster well before they became a zoological mystery. Here are 10 of the more famous of these calamities of the deep sea. Read more
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
This body-language analysis of Bill Clinton shows significant apprehension and guarded behavior in his interview with Jimmy Kimmel. He seems to be lying, but it's unclear about what.
Bill Clinton’s appearance earlier this month on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – where he was asked about his interest in UFOs – has been subjected to body-language analysis by an investigator of paranormal claims, who says the former president exhibited signs of “significant apprehension, stress and guarded behavior.” Read more
Saturday, May 3, 2014
An actress revealed in an interview that she has had sex with a ghost on more than one occasion. (Just ignore the author's snide comments about her experience. He doesn't know what he's talking about.)
The latest bizarre news from a Ukrainian has nothing to do with the Cold War, changing sides or getting screwed by the government, but it does have to do with getting screwed by something cold that’s possibly from the other side. Ukrainian-born actress Natasha Blasick revealed in an interview that she’s had sex with a ghost on more than one occasion and it was “really, really pleasurable.” Read more
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Is there something to be said for trusting your gut?
When you wave goodbye to someone at the airport, does uneasiness suddenly hit your stomach? Or just before going on vacation, have you ever felt that your house will be burgled while you’re away?
Premonitions come in many forms—some as vague feelings, others as explicit dreams. Thousands of people have reported having premonitions right before a huge disaster or terrible tragedy shakes their world. Read more
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Scientists claim no proof has ever been found for the paranormal. That may be true - if you change the definition of paranormal .whenever you confirm a paranormal phenomenon.
Scientists recently announced the discovery that memories seem to be passed down through the generations through DNA. “The experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.”
At first mention, one may think to oneself: okay, this makes sense, big deal. But actually this conclusion would have been laughed off as spiritual mumbo jumbo as recently as a decade ago. A biological transmission of memory has been known to exist in many species, including elephants who can literally smell out the bones of their ancestors. But before now, we didn’t expect that this occurred in humans, especially with the most subjective of emotions, like fear.
Scientists say the discovery may help explain irrational phobias, as people may experience fear based upon genetic material passed down from generations of ancestors. Read more
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
These ten inexplicable and creepy photographs of shadow people, ghosts, and demons will make you wonder what might be around us that we can't see.
Hat Man This is creepy. You can see through the shadow behind the woman. “This photo was taken the day of these three ladies mother’s funeral. There in the picture is a dark figure of a man standing behind the middle woman resting his right hand on her right shoulder Read more
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Who knew that the U.S. Army was in the business of building pyramids?
With all of the pyramids around the world, it seems clear that the ancients had an affinity for lasting architecture. They built things to withstand the winds of time. At least, they built certain things to last. Temples, tombs, ceremonial chambers and all kinds of sacred sites litter the landscape all across this planet, each one from an age lost to antiquity. Often, though, what didn’t survive alongside these megaliths, was any notion about what they were, why they were built, or how they were built. Sure, scholars are relatively certain that they’ve deciphered lost texts and cryptic hieroglyphics, and thus believe they have a decent grasp on answers to those questions, but there are many people who don’t agree that conventional wisdom in this regard is all that solid. Read more
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Do humans have the ability to sense the future? This survey of experiments so far says…yes!
Can we sense the future before it happens? That question was at the heart of a set of nine experiments that sparked widespread controversy and debate when Professor Daryl Bem published his results in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2011. The reason: Bem's results were positive, suggesting that we can in some way do the seemingly impossible, and somehow 'know' (precognition) or 'feel' (presentiment) things before they even occur. The controversy grew even further, however, with widespread coverage in science media outlets of attempted replications from others that failed to find the same astonishing results. A number of scientists and 'skeptics' poured scorn on Bem's experiments, and prominent skeptic James Randi was even moved to award his infamous 'Pigasus Award' to Bem "for his shoddy research that has been discredited on many accounts by prominent critics". Read more
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mysterious Heartland reveals the ten creepiest cemeteries in the Midwest.
At Mysterious Heartland, we spend a lot of time crawling around the ruins of some of the most notorious and spooky places in the Heartland. Cemeteries in particular seem to attract a bevy of ghostly tales, but what are the most frightening? After much debate, we are happy to bring you the Top 10 Creepiest Cemeteries in the Midwest! Note: Many of these cemeteries have been vandalized in the past. Please be respectful when visiting and always adhere to local cemetery laws. If you attempt to go to any of these places at night, we cannot be held responsible for what happens to you. Read more
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Is it really believable that we have made so little apparent progress in space travel during the 45 years after the moon landing?
Statement: Since approximately 1980, a secret international space fleet code named 'Solar Warden' has been in operation.
In 2010, UFO investigator Darren Perks submitted a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request with the U.S. Dept. of Defense...which yielded the following response: Read more
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Bill Clinton reveals that he probed Area 51 while president and then echoes Ronald Reagan by claiming that an attack by space aliens would unite the earth.
This time, he must have inhaled.
Bill Clinton has a novel vision of how to attain world peace — an attack by villainous space aliens. Read more
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The search for the Holy Grail has gone on for centuries. Two historians say they have found it.
Let's hope they did not choose... poorly.
Two historians claim they've identified the holy grail that Jesus drank from at the last supper, according to AFP. Read more
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The British museum already teems with spooky objects. Could an ancient Assyrian artwork prove one curse too many?
Is the British Museum afraid of an ancient Assyrian curse?
Surely not. The famous Bloomsbury museum possesses many spooky treasures that it displays without so much as a shudder. Its collection of Egyptian mummies is the stuff of Hammer horror. It possesses the magical accessories of the Elizabethan magus John Dee and a bronze Mesopotamian demon that fans of The Exorcist will have no trouble recognising as Pazuzu. Yet it is apparently unlikely to place a bid at Bonhams in London on 3 April for a fragment of an Assyrian stele that carries a curse written in cuneiform, even though it owns the other part of the relic. Read more
Saturday, March 29, 2014
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
What makes this incident more fascinating is that it occurred before aircraft existed and before science fiction was popular.
On April 17, 1897, a mysterious airship is said to have crashed in the town of Aurora, Texas...exploding into many small fragments. Reportedly, the occupant was child-sized and greenish, and the craft contained papers covered with hieroglyphics. The pilot's body is supposed to be buried in the local cemetery.
Legend has it that residents of Aurora, TX, had their own alien encounter more than 100 years ago. Just north of Fort Worth, Aurora has a population of 376. Something about it is different...mysterious, and some say, down-right weird.
"It's just a legend," said Barbara Brammer, Aurora Historian.
April 19, 1897 would change this town's identity forever. Read more
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Some "skeptics" say that if UFOs exist, NASA should have photos of them. In fact, they do..
The Ghost Diaries has never claimed that UFOs are necessarily of extraterrestrial origin. In fact, we’ve listed 8 possible explanations of UFOs: clouds (or natural causes), hallucinations, aliens, humans (or AI) from the future, holograms, secret government technology, human/alien cooperative technology, and last but certainly not least, glitches in the matrix.
But to repeat, the term UFO, and claims of UFOs, DOES NOT ever have to specifically refer to aliens. Quite honestly, we think new drone technology is behind many of the contemporary sightings. However, to our knowledge, the human race hasn’t put drones in space yet, which means space UFOs are the most mysterious of them all. The following photos show photos taken by NASA that either can’t be fully explained or have been mysteriously deleted from the database. Ranging from tower-like structures on the moon to a spaceship that seems to be in orbit around the Earth, what follows are the most mysterious NASA photos of possible UFOs: Read more
Thursday, March 20, 2014
"Conspiracy theorist" was a term seeded into the media by the CIA in the 1960s to smear people who questioned the Warren Commission Report on the Kennedy assassination. Not every conspiracy theory is true, of course, but labeling something a conspiracy theory doesn't make it false either.
Conspiracy theories – I can’t get enough of them! Fortunately there are so many floating about that we have been able to give you not one, not two, but now three lists of theories that many people believe with all their might. Be sure to read the earlier lists if you haven’t already and feel free to add any conspiracies missing from all three to the comments here.
10 Area 51
It makes the list because it appears in almost every alien or UFO conspiracy theory ever devised. The fact is Area 51 is real. It’s a popular target on Google Earth. Another fact is that the FAA has confirmed that no air routes go over or anywhere near Area 51, by direct order from the USAF. Read more
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Nick Redfern relates a story about the Backward Beast of Texas, one of the many strange and bizarre creatures reported in the Lone Star State.
The good state of Texas – which, I am proud to say, has been my home since 2001 – is filled to the brim with reports of strange and bizarre creatures. There is the legendary Goat-Man that lurks in and around Lake Worth; the Bigfoot creatures of the sprawling and mysterious Big Thicket; the so-called “Texas Chupacabras” that haunt the fields and woods around the cities of Austin and San Antonio; and the large winged monsters – some of a “flying humanoid”-type and others, astonishingly, of a pterodactyl nature – that are so frequently encountered in south Texas. Then there are those beasts of the Lone Star State that seem to positively defy explanation. Read more
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Scientists conducted a study of a woman who can will herself out of her body.
After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could experience this," wrote the scientists in a study describing the case, published in February in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
Pretty crazy, right? One would think that if you could leave your own body and float above it, you'd be a little more... vocal about it. But since it was a common experience for her - one she "began performing as a child when bored with 'sleep time' at preschool... moving above her body" instead of napping - it may have appeared unremarkable. This is way more interesting than what I did, which was indeed napping. Read more
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A city as large and old as Chicago is bound to have many haunted places. These are the top ten:
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and an “alpha city” in the global economy. With a population of over 2.8 million, it is the political and economic powerhouse of Illinois. With so many people living and dying here, it comes as no surprise that Chicago would be home to so many ghosts. Entire books (and their sequels!) have been devoted to the ghostlore of the Windy City. At Mysterious Heartland, we have poured over dozens of these stories to bring you the top 10 most haunted places in Chicago! Read more
Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Ghost Diaries has posted some mysterious photos of witches from a time long forgotten.
Witches. One of the most persecuted, least understood groups of people on the planet. Blending ideas of occult magic with Wiccan and pagan traditions, practitioners of witchcraft have been labelled everything from demonic to jesters. For most of their history, witches were treated with savagery and contempt; they were frequently run from towns during ‘witch hunts’ and, worse, burned at the stake for their heretical beliefs in black magic. Sometimes, they didn’t even practice black magic. Sometimes, merely eccentric women or artists or alchemists that seemed peculiar to the hierarchical townsmen were cast out as witches.
The following photos are some mysterious images of witches from a time long forgotten…some are most likely costumes, but many look to be glimpses of strange ceremonies. See if any of the faces look familiar. It could be a distant relative of yours, casting a spell on you from the past. Read more
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Although archaeologists may scoff, Hestie Barnard Gerber lists ten genuine mysteries that hint at forgotten advanced civilizations.
Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time since our recorded history. Our concept of ancient history was originally firmly determined by the bible. Written from an insular point of view, the histories of some ancient cultures were distorted, badly neglected or even omitted. The existence of inexplicable monuments, certain man-made marvels and archaeological finds pertaining to our ancient- and prehistory, are leading more and more archaeologists to believe long forgotten advanced civilizations existed. As most of our ancient records were lost during the destruction of the great libraries, the following genuine mysteries are the only remnants of their existence. Read more
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Bigfoot doesn't just live in the woods anymore. Witnessse claim to have seen a strange ape-like creature coming out of an abandoned house in Detroit, Michigan.
A family claim they saw a strange ape-like creature Thursday afternoon coming out of the window of an abandoned house on the outskirts of the desolate city.
C. Brown, his wife, and their two children said they were “driving around, looking to buy a new house”, when they allegedly witnessed the unidentified beast. Read more
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Some celebrities enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame, while others seem to live on forever - literally. Lee Arnold lists seven dead Oscar winners who now play ghostly roles.
The 2014 Academy Awards Ceremony is March 2, and this year’s batch of actors, directors, musicians and techs can’t wait to see who gets the gold this time around. The winners will become part of an industry legacy nearly a century old. Some winners will vanish into obscurity, doomed to be little more than a question on trivia night at a bar downtown, while the memories of others will live forever, and continue to make headlines long after they are dead. Read more
Friday, February 7, 2014
For the first time in ninety years, no confirmed sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster have been reported.
Reports are coming in that Scotland’s beloved Loch Ness monster may be dead.
For the first time in almost 90 years no ‘confirmed sightings’ have been made of the Serpentine Scottish beast.
Veteran Nessie spotter Gary Campbell, who keeps a register of sightings, said no one had come forward in 18 months to say they had seen the monster. Read more
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Does this explain why psi lab experiments yield inconsistent results?
David Metcalfe and I have just finished our third Evolver Webinar session with guests Dan Booth Cohen and Emily Volden and I have been struck by some interesting observations. The first of these is that everything fits together. That is to say, While my guests are all working in vastly different areas of research, it isn’t very hard to see how they tie together. Jim Carpenter’s First Sight theory ties together with the healing studies of Bill Bengston, which tie together with with Systemic Constellations which tie together with Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Resonance, and on and on. They are all very consistent with one another with no apparent contradictions. Read more
Monday, February 3, 2014
Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans has bought an alleged demonic house in Gary, Indiana.
This Indiana house with an allegedly haunted history might be called a fixer-upper.
The host of the reality show "Ghost Adventures" bought a home in Gary, Ind. that was the site of multiple exorcisms by a Catholic priest and bone-chilling experiences by government officials who also investigated.
Zak Bagans paid $35,000 for the modest one-story home that attained international fame last week after an investigation by the Indianapolis Star. Read more
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Lon Strickler explores the question of what cryptids remain to be discovered by mainstream science.
Mermaids, Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabras, and odd-looking dolphins...What else remains on the “yet to be discovered" list of “mainstream science?”
Browse the internet and you too will find a slew of interesting articles about science's ongoing discoveries. "Scientists announce top 10 new species 2013" from Arizona State University, and "New Dolphin Discovered in Brazil" from sciencemag.org, are just two of the many out there.
As you read these articles, you may wonder: exactly how much of the world has science discovered? How much of the mystery of life can “mainstream science” claim to know? Why is science given more credence than religion and paranormal occurrences? And what about the army of believers from all continents, who claim to have had encounters with other beings that science still cannot explain? Read more
Monday, January 27, 2014
Is there a giant space ship on the moon? There shouldn't be, but a paranormal researcher claims to have discovered one.
For almost as long as man has been able to boast his ability to travel to Earth’s solitary natural satellite, there have been allegations of strange happenings on the lunar surface. From claims of alien bases amidst the mare plains of the moon’s far side, to theories of “ancient lunar archaeological excavations” proposed by the likes of Richard C. Hoagland of Coast to Coast AM fame, there have been countless instances where strange objects photographed on the moon, or even just offbeat theories based on pure speculation alone, have led to widespread belief in a host of different activities that remain ongoing on our nearest neighbor.
Among the more recent discoveries, a large object, roughly fifteen times the length of a passenger plane, has been proclaimed by its discoverer, a YouTube user and paranormal researcher operating under the title “WowForReal,” as being a gigantic alien spaceship parked on the moon. Read more
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias If phobias are genetic memories, what else might our minds contain from our ancestors?
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop.
Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience.
However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Read more
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Fact or faked? Make up your own mind about the top paranormal videos of 2013.
Last year there was a lot of alleged paranormal encounters that were captured on video and then shared on the internet. One question is always wondered when photos and videos like these are presented. Are they real or fake? Read more
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mirror gazing or scrying can be used not only to see the future, but to see spirits.
Practicing the ancient art of mirror gazing can be an informative and life changing experience. Mirror Gazing, also a form of Scrying, is the ancient technique of gazing into a mirror to try to bridge our world with the spirit realm Mystics like Nostradamus used variations of this to see into the future, solve problems, and find lost things. Read more
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Ghosts have never been scientifically proven, says Lori Settle, but if you experience any of the following eight signs, you might be at risk of an attack from beyond the grave.
And you thought the balance on your mortgage was frightening.
Moving into a new home can be scary enough, but you wouldn't think the risk of possible attacks by ghosts would be one of them.
Apparently, it is, according to "When Ghosts Attack" a TV series debuting Oct. 20 on Destination America.
As you might expect, the series focuses on people who believe that they were pummeled by paranormal entities. Read more
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
President John F. Kennedy warned against secret societies in a speech: "The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings." The Ghost Diaries reveals which secret societies he may have been talking about.
We recently unveiled our secret society t-shirts! In the process, we realized that the history of secret societies and the interconnections between groups is actually pretty confusing. So we decided to break it down for you… Read more