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CCTV in UKs Most Haunted Shop

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/inside-countrys-most-haunted-shop-17626802

Inside the country’s ‘most haunted shop’ as video shows ghosts

The eerie footage was taken in an antiques shop

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Creepy video clips show the paranormal goings on inside a spooky old antiques store – dubbed ‘Britain’s most haunted shop’

A creepy video inside an antiques shop shows the ”paranormal’ going-ons.

The store which is dubbed ‘Britain’s most haunted shop’ used to be a funeral parlour

Chilling CCTV footage shows items falling off the shelves without any reason whatsoever.

In one clip a mysterious ‘mist’ is seen hovering through the air at night time, when the shop was locked up and empty.

Daniel Parker is the owner of Barnsley Antiques Centre in South Yorkshire, and he says that ‘peculiar’ things have ‘just kept happening’ since he opened up in 2014, Birmingham Live reports.

“The number of weird incidents that have happened here over the years is absolutely bizarre.

Daniel is the owner of the store (Image: Dan Rowlands / SWNS)

“I’m naturally sceptical about paranormal activity and all that but seeing the things I’ve seen has forced me to think twice.

“I’ll just be stood at the till and things will start dropping off the shelves, which would be fine if it happened a few times but it’s all the time.

“People who know about this kind of thing think there are ghosts, spirits and all sorts in the shop – it’s all very strange,” Daniel adds.

The 42-year-old’s shop is inside a building that dates back to the 19th century, and it once used to be home to a funeral parlour.

Before Daniel turned it into an antiques shop, it used to a baby clothes store.

Daniel said the first time he noticed something out of the ordinary was before the shop was officially opened, when an electrician was doing wiring work.

He says: “The guy rang me up and said there was smashed glass all over the floor.

“I couldn’t explain how it had got there so I went in and had a look at the CCTV, that’s when I saw the cabinet explode.

“It’s the strangest thing I have ever seen, what could possibly have happened?”

Daniel scoured his cameras for signs of a break-in or a projectile being thrown but couldn’t find anything explaining why the glass smashed.

Since then dozens more strange things have happened, including a heavy skull falling from a shelf to the ground and a mysterious mist floating through the air.

Daniel describes himself as a “sceptic” but said the sheer number of inexplicable incidents has forced him to “think twice”.

A medium who heard about the shop on social media got in touch with the owner and arranged to spend the night there to carry out some tests.

According to Daniel, he uncovered the spirits of two small children inside the store.

Some believe that these spirits are responsible for things falling off the shelves, because they’re running around and playing games.

Another ‘believer’ has sensed the soul of an old man who has fallen on hard times inside the store, although Daniel isn’t sure.

He said: “I’m inclined to say that none of that is true but to be honest I have no other explanation for what has been happening.

“Before opening up I was a complete non-believer but now I’m half and half, maybe all the talk about ghosts and ghouls is right, who knows?

2020 Paranormal Conventions

It’s almost April and most of these have probably been cancelled because of COVID-19 but just in case the world gets better…

Paranormal Conventions 2020: Best UFO and Supernatural Conferences

 

Paranormal Conventions 2020: Best UFO and Supernatural Conferences

Where can you meet likeminded UFO and paranormal enthusiasts from around the world? Check out these conventions.

 

At most comic cons and fan events, one expects to run into people dressed as supernatural entities, extraterrestrials, and mysterious creatures. But at paranormal, cryptozoology, and ufology events, fans are discussing the existence of them – and often gather to actively go looking for them.

And as much as I move about in the world of comic cons, for the past decade or so, I have spent weekends traveling the world to talk as a journalist and researcher about ghosts, demons, curses, aliens, UFO, and monsters. During the day, the world of paracons closely resembles most fan events, and there is quite a bit of cross-pollination between them. There are panels, vendor rooms, and signings by notable authors, television personalities, and occasionally actors from paranormal pop culture. But at night, the activities continue with a skywatch, ’squatch hunt, or ghost hunt in supposedly haunted houses (or asylums, penitentiaries, hospitals, and hotels).

Many paracon attendees skew towards the belief end of the spectrum, but most are an overwhelmingly curious balance of Mulders or later-season Scullys in the “I Want To Believe” or “The Truth is Out There” sense. While there are certainly eccentric characters, they are no more so than the most ardent comic con-goer – which is to say things can get delightfully weird. And though I could tell stories about times I was accused of being a reptilian from another planet, I rarely encounter tinfoil hats or (hardly ever) meet anyone possessed by the spirit of a dead president.

With that in mind, I wanted to offer a breakdown of some of the best paracons out there, worthy of a fantripping adventure. I have not attended all of these, but based my recommendations on reputation, location, or guest list. Whether you’re new to the scene, or the paranormal is an old haunt for you, give these a chance. Enter with an open mind, and an appetite for fun. And if you see me at any, come up and say, “Boo!”

FEBRUARY

The Real X-Files Revealed Unidentified History

Spirited Away Paranormal and Psychic Event

Brooklyn, New York

Feb. 4, 2020

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Paranormal Historical Investigation at Morris-Jumel Mansion

New York, NY

Feb. 15, 2020 (and recurring)

The Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan is one of the crown jewels of the haunted Big Apple. Notable investigators from Hans Holzer to Zak Bagans have looked for paranormal activity here, and now you can as well. The mansion offer bi-monthly investigations of “Manhattan’s Oldest House,” which also includes some tips, theory, and history. There are also snacks! While this is a recurring event, it’s an especially fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend.

Click here for more info!

 

MARCH

St. Augustine Lighthouse Ghost Hunt

St. Augustine, Florida

March 7, 2020

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Pawtographs Parafest

Houghton Lake, Michigan

March 7, 2020

I haven’t attended this one, but it’s dedicated to Murray “the paranormal pooch,” who prevented his human dad from committing suicide. So that’s worth an entry right there.

Click here for more info on Pawtographs Parafest 

 

Spirits of Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii

March 22-24, 2020

Hosted by Amy Bruni and Adam Berry of Travel Channel’s paranormal show Kindred Spirits, this four-day event is unique for its exploration of Hawaiian ghosts and spirituality. An intimate affair on the Big Island, limited to 20 attendees, this year the focus is on spirituality. Along with daytime lectures, the event includes cocktail parties, a sunset meditation, and private tour of Hulihe’e Palace. There is also a visit to the Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, the Painted Church and Cemetery, and Kona Living History Farm. Look, I am all for dark and stormy nights in haunted prisons, or asylums, but sign me up any day for a paranormal/meditatitve/tiki mash-up vacay!

Phenomenology 2020

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

March 26-29, 2020

Regarded as a beloved paranormal community event, “Phenom” returns after a couple year absence with an impressive line-up. The guests this year include Jason Hawes from Ghost Nation, Dave Schrader from The Holzer Files, paranormal icon John Zaffis, prolific researcher Jeff Belanger, medium Chris Fleming, and the Perron Family fictionalized in the movie The Conjuring.

Click here for more info on Phenomenology

 

Haunted In Havana: A Paranormal Weekend at Belvoir Winery

Liberty, Missouri

March 27-29, 2020

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APRIL

 

History and Haunts Expo

April 4, 2020

Essex, Maryland

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Midwest Parafest 3

April 5, 2020

Toledo, Ohio

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Titanic Séance: A Night to Remember

Long Beach, California

April 14, 2020

Combine a historic (and allegedly famously haunted) ocean liner, with a theatrical séance led by an illusionist, and seven-course gourmet meal, and you have “A Night To Remember” upon the RMS Queen Mary. Master Magician and Apparitionist Aiden Sinclair (as seen on America’s Got Talent, and Penn & Teller: Fool Us), casts a striking presence as he utilizes antiques, and artifacts, in a Victorian séance. But is the haunting evening that ensues an illusion or something more … unexplained? This special black-tie affair will be dedicated to the memory of the Titanic, which sank April 15, 1912, and includes cigar rolling, whiskey flights, and a menu inspired by the final first-class meal served aboard the doomed ship. If you miss the event, it is still worthwhile checking out Sinclair’s “Illusions of the Passed” séance on the Queen Mary throughout the year.

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The Haunted Savannah Paracon

Savannah, Georgia

April 17-18, 2020

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Suicide Awareness Event At Ashmore Estates

Ashmore, Illinois

April 17-19, 2020

Click here for more info on the event 

 

The Littleton ParaCon

Littleton, North Carolina

April 25, 2020

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Bayou City Paranormal Symposium

Pasadena, Texas

April 25-26, 2020

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MAY

 

ParaPsyCon

Mansfield, Ohio

May 2-3, 2020

The 133-year-old Ohio State Reformatory is a historic prison with a striking exterior, and haunting interior. A combination of Victorian Gothic, Richardsonian Romanesque, and Queen Anne styles of architecture, the facility was meant to inspire inmates to rediscover their spiritual sides. Instead, it has come to be known as one of the most haunted locales in America (though it should be noted that ghosts are notoriously reluctant to fill out surveys quantifying this). But I’ve been there numerous times, and it is an amazing location. ParaPsyCon taps into this history with a six-hour ghost hunt in the foreboding prison, as well as offering programming.

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Ohio Bigfoot Conference

Salt Fork, Ohio

May 2, 2020

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UFO Fest

McMinnville, Oregon

May 14-16, 2020

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Paraunity Expo

Woodbridge, New Jersey

May 16, 2020

Running for seven years, the Paraunity Expo gathers the power of multiple Travel Channel paranormal series: Kindred Spirits, The Dead Files, The Holzer Files, and Kindred Spirits, while also including Daryl Marston from A&E’s Ghost Hunters.

Click here for more info on Paraunity Expo

 

Contact in the Desert

Indian Wells, California

May 29-June 1, 2020

The line up for this UFO and Extraterrestrial Life event looks out of this world (pun very much intended). George Noory of Coast to Coast AM, investigator Leslie Kean,  Dr. J Allen Hynek’s son Paul, author Whitley Strieber, Ben Hansen of Ghosts of Morgan City and Fact or Faked, and so many more heavy hitters from the E.T. community will gather to talk about crop circles, abductions, forbidden archaeology, and more. There will also be some epic sky watch opportunities at night.

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JUNE

 

Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 6, 2020

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Ghosts of the Eastern Seaboard Paranormal Cruise

June 20-27, 2020

Departing from Cape Liberty, New Jersey

Cruising from the New York region to Nova Scotia, and Maine, this Strange Escapes tour features multiple paranormal lectures, as well as a gallery reading by psychic Chip Coffey, and a ghost tour/excursion in St. Johns. There are also cocktail parties, a shore day, and tours of Halifax’s Atlantic Maritime Museum, and Fairview Cemetery – both connected to the Titanic tragedy.

Click here for more info on the Paranormal Cruise

 

JULY

Roswell UFO Festival

 

Roswell UFO Festival

Roswell, New Mexico

July 3-5, 2020

Roswell is bucket list destination for anyone remotely interested in UFO, aliens (and government cover-ups). The town is inextricably linked with the 1947 incident involving a crashed “flying disc,” or surveillance balloon, according to some. The so-called UFO Capital of the World has responded by throwing an annual festival complete with alien parades, cosplay, and carnival rides. Along with the light-hearted fun, the UFO Festival typically includes lectures from Roswell investigators Donald Schmitt, and Thomas Carey, as well as notable figures in the community, such as Travis Walton (whose UFO abduction story was the inspiration for Fire in the Sky).

Click here for more info on Roswell UFO Festival

 

Mountain Gypsies Gathering

Roan Mountain, Tennessee

July 3-5, 2020

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The Gettysburg Battlefield Bash

(To benefit Pa Wounded Warriors & Heroes 4 Higher)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

July 24-26, 2020

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K.C. Paracon

Kansas City, MO

July 31-Aug. 1, 2020

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AUGUST

 

Cryptid Con

Lexington, Kentucky

Aug 7-9, 2020

Cryptid Con combines ghostly pursuits and cryptozoology with a comic con-style format that welcomes both the casual fan, the movie nerd, and the die-hard researcher. This year’s event is still being assembled, but it already boasts sasquatch researcher Jeff Meldrum, James “Bobo” Fay and Cliff Barackman from Finding Bigfoot, Nick Groff of Paranormal Lockdown, the cast of Mountain Mounsters, and a lot of other notable names. The event also looks like a lot of fun because of the wild assortment of crypto-crazy vendors.

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Michigan Paranormal Convention

Sault Ste Marie

Aug. 27-29, 2020

Celebrating its eleventh year, the Michigan Paranormal Convention has earned a reputation for its top-notch roster of guest speakers from all manner of paranormal fields. This is a veritable who’s who of paranormal celebrities from Ghost Hunters, Kindred Spirits, The Holzer Files, Ghost Nation, Ghost Adventures, Finding Bigfoot, and more. The Michigan Paracon is notable for not placing focus on a ghost hunt, but instead for its presentations, and a social scene where attendees mingle with the speakers at the Kewadin Casino.

Click here for more info on Michigan Paranormal Convention

SEPTEMBER

 

Dragon Con

Atlanta, Georgia

Sept 3-7, 2020

Dragon Con is first and foremost known as a Nerdy Burning Man event, where parties and cosplay reign. But in addition to those, and the traditional convention trappings of celebrity signings and vendor floors, the Atlanta event has a healthy paranormal programming track. The event draws notable TV personalities and researchers from the ghost hunting and ufology.

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International Bigfoot Conference

Kennewick, Washington

Sept. 4-6, 2020

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International UFO Congress

Phoenix Arizona

Sept 9-12, 2020

This one is something of a family affair at Den of Geek as contributor Alejandro Rojas is one of the organizers, and yours truly has spoken there. But the Congress also bears the distinction for holding the Guinness World Record for largest UFO conference. The guests are still coming together for the event, but it’s guaranteed to be a great one.

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Michigan UFO Con-tact

Houghton Lake, MI

Sept 11-12, 2020

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Mothman Festival

Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Sept 19-20, 2020

This annual festival commemorates the 1966-67 sightings of a red-eyed, winged creature (was it a cryptid? Alien? Interdimensional being?), and other supernatural happenings that led up to the collapse of the Silver Bridge. The events are a part of folklore, but the stories of the Mothman don’t end there. While the schedule is still coming together for this event, it is a slice of Americana, complete with speakers, entertainment, tours of the sighting areas, and of course photo ops at the Mothman statue.

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Society of Psychical Research 43rd International Annual Conference

Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Sept. 20-22, 2020

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The Scarefest

Lexington, Kentucky

Sept 23-25, 2020

The long-running Scarefest event is a horror con that equally celebrates the paranormal. The guest list is still forming, but currently includes Tony Todd, and the cast of The Blair Witch Project.

Click here for more info on The Scarefest

 

Plymouth Paracon

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Sept. 25-27, 2020

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Van Meter Visitor Festival

Van Meter, Iowa

Sept. 26, 2020

I have admittedly never attended this event, but am quite enamored of the lore surrounding it. The small-town festival situated south of Des Moines is dedicated to a series of 1903 eyewitness accounts of a 9-foot-tall bulletproof, horned, bat-like creature (who shoots light out of its horn). The so-called Van Meter Visitor supposedly disappeared into a mine but has been seen into modern times.

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OCTOBER

 

Minnesota ParaUnity Convention

Oct. 1-3, 2020

Duluth, Minnesota

This event is a new one to me, but touts an impressive lineup across the paranormal board. There are lecturers on the areas of cryptozoology (Loren Coleman), aliens (Chuck Zukowski, John E.L. Tenney), psychic phenomena (Chip Coffey, Chris Fleming), and a lot of ghosty folks, such as Grant Wilson, Amy Bruni, Dustin Pari, and actor/ghost hunter Chad Lindberg from Supernatural.

Click here for more info on the Minnesota ParaUnity Convention

 

Chicago Hauntings Ghost Con

Chicago, Illinois

Oct 2-4, 2020

Hosted by the Chicago Hauntings tour group, and noted paranormal author Ursula Bielski, the Ghost Con is more than a decade strong as an “all paranormal” event with speakers, workshops, ghost tours, and ghost hunts. Details are still coming together for this year’s event, but keep an eye on the site.

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Vulture City ParaCon

Wickenburg, AZ

Oct 2-4, 2020

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Little Traverse Bay Parafest

Petoskey, Michigan

Oct 9-10, 2020

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Fort Wayne Fright Fest

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Oct. 16-18, 2020

Horror meets paranormal (and real-life ghost hunters meet Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson) at Fort Wayne Fright Fest. Along with modern horror icon Kane Hodder, Boris Karloff’s daughter Sara, and Cryptkeeper John Kassir, the event includes a diverse roster of paranormal authors, and investigators from TV, with a variety of expertise.

Click here for more info on Fort Wayne Fright Fest

 

Texas Bigfoot Conference

Jefferson, Texas

Oct. 16-17, 2020

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Secret Haunted Journey to Ireland

Begins in Dublin, Ireland

Oct. 26 – Nov. 3, 2020

Oct. 30 – Nov. 9, 2020

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NOVEMBER

 

Sage Paracon

Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Nov 5-8, 2020

Before the year ends, it is certainly worth taking a jaunt across the pond for Sage Paracon at the historic Coombe Abbey in Coventry, England. The Abbey is a gorgeous setting, and the 11th century abbey – since modernized into a luxury hotel on 500 acres of scenic parkland. The location alone is worth a trip, and that’s before you consider the ghost stories, and tales of a murdered monk. In addition to a paranormal investigation of the grounds, organizer MJ Dickson offers a VIP dinner and Ghostly Great Gatsby Gala at night, with a group of diverse guests giving presentations during the day.

Click here for more info on Sage Paracon

 

Mid-Michigan Paracon

Flint, Michigan

Nov. 8, 2020

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Good Old Haunted Florida

https://www.narcity.com/travel/us/fl/these-haunted-places-in-florida-are-scary-but-super-fun-to-check-out

In Florida, Halloween is more than a holiday, it’s a lifestyle. There are tons of paranormal places across the state that can get you in the spooky season spirit all year long. From haunted lighthouses to optical illusions, these spooky spots are sure to give you nightmares. These 13 haunted places in Florida are scary, but totally worth the visit.

St. Augustine Lighthouse

Price: Dark of the Moon Ghost Tour $25

Address: 100 Red Cox Rd., St. Augustine, FL

Why You Need To Go: Take a private ghost tour of this historic lighthouse in Florida. You’ll enter the tower at night and listen to eerie ghost stories.

Spook Hill

Price: Free

Address: Lake Wales, FL

Why You Need To Go: Put your car in neutral and watch as you roll backward up Spook Hill, a gravity-defying hilltop that’s believed to be haunted.

Monticello

Price: Free

Address: Monticello, FL

Why You Need To Go: Visit Monticello, a spooky small town in Florida. You can walk among abandoned mansions said to be overrun with spirits, gnarled trees, and an old graveyard.

SpookEasy Lounge

Price: Free entry

Address: 1919 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, FL

Why You Need To Go: Get your spooky on at this haunted kava bar in Tampa. Order a “Zombie” or “Vampire Blood” and sip from creepy skull heads.

Pensacola Lighthouse

Price: $25

Address: 2081 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL

Why You Need To Go: Hunt for ghosts in one of the most haunted lighthouses in the country. You’ll be searching for souls in the creepy “Keeper’s Quarters.”

Deering Estate

Price: $35

When: Thursday, September 3 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 16701 S.W. 72nd Ave., Miami, FL

Why You Need To Go: Take the historic ghost tour and learn about the supernatural occurrences at this grand estate as you walk through the mysterious grounds at night.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Price: $27.14

When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Address: 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. AugustineFL

Why You Need To Go: Board the Trolley of the Doomed for the Ghosts and Gravestones of St. Augustine tour and you may encounter the spirits of this scary abandoned fort.

The Witch’s Grave

Price: Free

Address: Tallahassee, FL

Why You Need To Go: You’ll find this ominous headstone at Old City Cemetery. Rumor has it that Elizabeth Budd-Graham, the woman whose bones lie beneath it, was a witch.

 

The Devil’s Tree

Price: Free

Address: 1935 S.W. Import Dr., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

Why You Need To Go: Named the Devil’s Tree for its sadistic history, this tree hidden in Oak Hammock Park is often met with morbid curiosity.

Miami City Cemetery

Price: $30

When: October 2020

Address: 1800 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Why You Need To Go: This bone-chilling cemetery is the oldest one in Miami and holds an annual historic ghost tour you won’t want to miss.

Robert the Doll

Price: $12

Address: 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL

Why You Need To Go: Meet Robert at Fort East Martello Museum for a spine-chilling encounter. This infamous doll is thought to be cursed by voodoo and is known as the most haunted doll in the world.

Greenwood Cemetery

Price: Free

When: Check the tour schedule here

Address: 1603 Greenwood St., Orlando, FL

Why You Need To Go: Embark on a guided moonlight walking tour of this freaky cemetery in Orlando and try not to get chills during your stroll.

The Devil’s Chair

Price: Free

Address: Lake Helen, FL

Why You Need To Go: You’ll find this infamous chair in Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery. Legend has it that this brick throne and the town of Cassadaga are heavily haunted.

That’s a wrap on the spookiest spots in Florida. These places are freaky, creepy, and truly unforgettable. Keep your eyes peeled…who knows, you may even see a ghost!

Aiden Sinclair and the Queen Mary

The author is a bit too much for me, but enjoy

https://younghollywood.com/scene/here-s-what-happened-when-i-played-with-spirits-on-the-haunted-queen-mary-ship.html

Here’s What Happened When I Played with Spirits on the Haunted Queen Mary Ship!

02-12-2020 by Nicole Koch

Ghost lovers, paranormal activity seekers, and all-around spiritual believers, this article is for you!

Even if you don’t fall into the categories above, please keep reading because I LEGIT played with ghosts on the Queen Mary. Seriously, I have proof.

Paranormal Illusionist and Apparitionist Aiden Sinclair (seen on “America’s Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”) gave me an opportunity to attend his show, “Illusions of the Passed”, which is essentially a theatrical séance. So. Fricken. Cool. It’s 90 minutes long and audience interactive, and ghosts come out to play! It’s a different show every single night, because Aiden is working with the spirits directly, and spirits’ participation is influenced by the energy of the room.

When I walked in, Aiden was sitting in the middle of the stage with his eyes covered. He was in a hypnotic state, I assume to channel the spirits and get his energy right. When he took the cloth off, he welcomed us to the show and began telling us about a little girl ghost named Jackie. [*chills*]

To see who was open enough to the idea of Jackie, and to see who could actually connect with her, Aiden had us close our eyes and see what messages we could get from her. He had Jackie send us a temperature, a color, a sound, and shapes. The room was silent as we all tried to pick up on her messages and my heart was POUNDING. No joke, at one point I thought I was going to pass out!

My friends and I got different messages right, but we ALL got the shapes she sent us. She sent us a triangle within a circle, and as Aiden confirmed it, I gasped SO loud. I swear, as soon as he was like, “She’s sending you two shapes, one within the other,” I immediately got the image of the above in my head. My friends all got that message right too, and Aiden was like, “From the responses I just heard, I think it’s safe to say some of you have connected with Jackie.” Here we GO.

Another audience member came up and did it with me, and it was SO mind-blowing. Some of you are going to think things like, “The key started turning because your fingers let it happen,” or “Gravity made it fall,” but I SWEAR on all things that I felt Jackie turn that key. If you look at my face throughout the demonstration, I start to smile. Jackie was making me laugh! Call me crazy if you want, but I could actually feel her. She wanted to turn the key and play with us. So pure.

Throughout the show, Aiden told us stories about other ghosts who chill on the ship, which also serves as a hotel full-time, including a lady in white who everyone claims is the most beautiful woman they’ve ever seen. He said that when people see these spirits, they ACTUALLY see them and think they’re real people. When they try to talk to them, the spirits just walk away. SO WILD.

Would also like to mention that, before walking into the show, I slipped in the hallway. It was kinda like my shoe slipped or my leg gave out or something. It was odd, and no, it wasn’t because I had too much wine (you’ll get to that part of the article later). Through Aiden’s stories, I found out a woman slipped and fell there, and later passed away, and hotel guests describe a similar experience in the same spot. [*shifty eyes*]

They hand out tarot cards as drink and seat tickets, and as you hand them to the bartender, you get a tarot message! I’m obsessed with tarot cards, so this made me squeal with excitement. My card was the 4 of Cups, and the bartender told me I “need to take a social break”. Ha! I mean, she’s not wrong. I work a ton and probably deserve a nap or 10, ya feel me?

Rewinding a bit before the show, I got to have an exquisite dinner at their classy restaurant Sir Winston’s! Fit for a King and Queen (seriously), anyone who dines here gets a 5-star experience. Most tables get a gorgeous view of the ocean and you legit feel like you’re royalty.

We started with an amazing red wine, bread and butter, and salad. I’m not a big meat-eater but opted for the Beef Wellington with truffles, which was SO good. My friends got the Surf and Turf special, which looked INCREDIBLE, and we ended with a chocolate cake and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Overall, it was a SPOOKY AF and super memorable night. You guys HAVE to check this show out if you’re in the area.

They also offer night investigations on the ship, where you essentially go looking for spirits and see what you find. Best believe I’ll be back for that. Scary? Yes. Worth it? HELL YES. Just sage yourself after you leave the ship and you’ll be fine.

If you can’t get enough, don’t even trip because I got all the socials for ya right here:

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10 Scientific Explanations for Hauntings

Chances are you have heard that a particular house in your town or even in your neighborhood is haunted because of an unexpected death happening or for some other reason. Therefore, you have been told to either stay away from that house or to see it at your own risk. However, is there actual proof that the house is haunted?

Are ghosts and spirits even a thing? That is something that is not easily determined because it cannot really be proven. However, there are scientific reasons behind many instances of paranormal activity. Listed below are 10 examples of those reasons which will end up making a lot of sense at the end.

10 Infrasound

infrasound screen

Infrasound is a sound that cannot be heard by humans but may be picked up by certain animals. However, even though these sounds are not audible to the human ear, they can be felt. The effects of infrasound have been known to trigger many intense feelings such as anxiety as well as those chills going down the spine. Therefore, it is understandable that anyone that encounters infrasound would be the ones to say I just have a strange feeling about this area and I bet it is haunted.

Infrasound can be emitted through volcanic activity, wind, the ocean, and even by elephants.

9 Electromagnetic Fields

EMF towers

Electric magnetic fields or EMF are produced by electrical charges moving around and that what microwaves, televisions, radio, and mobile phones need in order to operate. EMF could be a reason behind hauntings. The late neuroscientist Michael Persinger determined that EMF exposed to the temporal lobes of the brain could result in paranormal experiences.

That could be the cause of people feeling some kind of presence being in the same room as well as even being touched. That means that there is a good chance that a spirit is not even in the room. If the mobile phone, television, and microwave are being used at the same time, that could be the reason instead.

8 Mold

Anyone who is sensing that their creepy basements may be haunted may want to hire a restoration company to detect whether or not there are any harmful types of mold. Studies that have been conducted have found that certain types of toxic molds can alter the state of the brain. Symptoms such as hallucinations and extreme paranoia have been found to be connected to bad air quality and mold.

However, there would have to be a lot of the toxic mold in the area for it to have an effect. Given this fact, it is difficult to know whether some old buildings are truly haunted or are filled with mold that causes people to believe that being the case.

7 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 

Another scientific reason that many old houses have been reported to have hauntings is due to carbon monoxide leaks. It is a known fact how deadly that dangerous gas can really be. It is not a surprise that the poisonous gas that leaks will alter the brain as well and cause hallucinations and delusions. People can feel things that don’t exist as well.

The hosts of This American Life conducted an interview with toxicologist Albert Donnay who confirmed that this is the case. However, newer homes are not immune to those leaks. It is critical to have furnaces checked each year to make sure that they are functioning properly.

6 Sleep Paralysis

Everyone has that story where they wake up but cannot move, talk, and feel as if they are being crushed by a creepy dark presence in the room. That is sleep paralysis and that is one scientific explanation for a frightening paranormal experience. According to WebMD, sleep paralysis happens when anyone wakes up before the rapid eye movement (REM) part of their sleep cycle is over.

REM is the deepest part of the sleep cycle when dreams happen and the body releases a hormone to temporarily paralyze the body so dreams are not acted out. However, sometimes people wake up before that cycle is finished which is why they cannot move and hallucinate.

5 Exploding Head Syndrome

 

The term is not nearly as bad as it sounds, however, exploding head syndrome is a phenomenon when a person is falling asleep or waking up, they hear a loud sound. The sound is quite frightening and this is a sleep disorder that is similar to nightmares or night terrors.

Some people may also experience flashes of bright lights in addition to the noise. The experience is shocking enough to jolt them awake regardless of whether they are falling asleep or waking up. It happens in between sleep cycles as well which means someone could be jolted awake by it after only getting three hours of sleep and will be afraid to fall back asleep after that.

4 Chronic Sleep Deprivation

sleep deprived man with two cups of coffee

Everyone has had a sleepless night here and there, however, there are a few people who suffer from chronic insomnia. When those sleepless nights add up, many health problems begin to creep up. The main reason that sleep is needed each night is due to the fact that the body needs to rest, recharge, and repair itself.

One of the serious effects of chronic sleep deprivation is becoming delirious and having hallucinations because of the negative effects that a serious lack of sleep has on the brain. Sleep-deprived people often talk about seeing ghosts and spirits, and other things that are not there because of the fact that they are extremely exhausted.

3 Influence Of Drugs

man sleeping in bed

It is a known fact that drugs and alcohol can alter the state of the mind. However, some types of drugs and substances are stronger than others. Most illegal drugs such as LSD, high doses of THC, and ecstasy will have a major impact on the brain and will reduce the individual’s ability to function. It is not a surprise that they are psychedelic drugs. Therefore, it is not a surprise that those who have taken too many drugs will hear voices, see things, and feel things that are not there.

Drugs are a cause of people having ghostly experiences due to the influence of the drugs on the mind.

2 Because Someone Else Said Ghosts Are Real

haunted sign on the door

Never underestimate the power of suggestion as well as social influence. If someone says that something is real such as ghosts, then those who are listening will believe them and think that ghosts are real as well. In fact, a study that was conducted at Goldsmiths, the University of London in 2014 by psychologists, has confirmed this to be true.

Participants were told to watch a video of a psychic using their mind to bend a mental key. The participants who were directly working with the psychologists stated that they saw the key bending as well even if in reality, it did not.

1 The Power Of Belief

haunted house

Sometimes people just believe that ghosts are real due to that very fact it is a belief. And what motivates their belief is the notion that there is life after death. It is a comforting belief considering that many people have a fear of death due to the fact that it is tied to the unknown. And the uncertainty of any kind does make many people very uncomfortable.

Therefore if people convince themselves that ghosts are real because there really is life after death, then that is a big reason behind some paranormal experiences.

AZ Globe Jail Investigation

https://coppercountrynews.com/article/is-globe-historic-jail-haunted

Is Globe Historic Jail Haunted?


Ghost Tours After Dark March 14

It can be a genuinely hair-raising experience exploring the historic Gila County Jail, which housed murderers and other sociopaths from 1910-1981. Is it haunted? Tickets range from $15-$50 for your choice of three eerie experiences on March 14, a Saturday night with separate events there at 6:30 p.m., 8 and 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit maintenance and upkeep of the historic building at 177 East Oak Street in downtown Globe. The venerable jail was featured on an episode on show Ghost Adventures; reserve your tickets to see what may lurk in the shadows March, when AZ Ghost Tours has scheduled three different experiences

6:30-7:30 p.m. Ghost Walk for $15 each. Take a walking tour, hear ghost stories and the haunted history of the jail. Guides will discuss the claims of paranormal activity; and the audio and visual evidence that has been collected. Guides also demonstrate and explain the equipment used for paranormal investigations. Participants will have time to explore the jail on your own — if you dare!

8-9:30 p.m. Ghost Tour & Paranormal Investigations $25 per person, and limited to eight participants. Start with a brief tour to learn the jail’s history; then review evidence of paranormal activity seen and heard here. Then it’s your turn to investigate! Join an actual investigation with experienced paranormal investigators utilizing the latest equipment.

10 p.m. ‘til 1 a.m. Midnight Ghost Hunt Paranormal Investigations for $50 per person, limited to six participants. During this special three-hour ‘lock-down paranormal investigation’ you will be guided by seasoned paranormal investigators, using state-of-the-art equipment used by professional paranormal investigators worldwide. Spend the midnight hours roaming the building, try to communicate with spirits who may linger. Participants may also choose to experience a special ‘Iso Spirit Box’ session.

Editor’s note: event organizers from AZ Ghost Tours added this caveat about the special midnight tour: “this chilling lockdown will reveal mystery that lingers in every inch and around every corner. Doors slamming, people being pushed and shoved, shadow figures, disembodied voices, footsteps, eerie laughter and full-bodied apparitions.”

Connect and buy tickets online at facebook.com/AZGHOST/

Daytime Tours March 14, Too

Do you love Old West History? Are you curious about Territorial era jails and frontier justice? We open the cell-block doors each month for a Saturday morning house where you can explore this century-old facility. Start with our brief introductory video, then step back in time for an experience in this Territorial Arizona Jail. See photos and find special events, connect with volunteers  facebook.com/1910azjail. Suggested donation of $5 per-person for entry funds continuing maintenance and restoration of the building.

Built before Arizona was officially a state, the Globe jail served the territory starting in 1910 through Feb. 14, 1912, when Arizona received its Statehood, and continued from then ‘til 1981, when the facility released its last prisoner. Lovingly restored, the building is now a museum and visitor center offering old west territorial facility tours by appointment, and on the Second Saturday each month from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To inquire about special bookings call 928-425-0884 or message volunteers via facebook.com/1910azjail.

Is your house haunted?

I found an article explaining how to explore and investigate your own house.

DO NOT and I really can’t stress this enough DO NOT INVESTIGATE YOUR OWN HOUSE.

Lawyers almost never represent themselves and ghost hunters don’t investigate their own homes. Its just a bad idea.

First, there is just no way you can separate your bias in your house. Every inch likely has a memory of some kind, every stain, every gash and tear and rip. Its wear the dog was a bad puppy or wear Junior took his first steps. If grandmas vase falls and breaks you may think its grandma when its really someone else but you can only remember grandma in that moment.  You just can’t be unbiased in your own home. You can’t.

Second, what if you find something? Are you going to move? Can you move? Are you going to tell anyone? If its a not so friendly ghost and you have an EVP saying it wants to kill you but you can’t afford to move you’ve really set yourself up for failure.

Third, if you look for something you’re likely to find something. Then you’ll have whatever it is that you found floating around your brain at 2 a.m. and you’ll jump every time the wind blows or the house settles.

Fourth, if you don’t know what you’re doing and you investigate you could be doing more harm than good. You could be inadvertently inviting things in that you had no intention of bringing into the house. You could be irritating and agitating whatever is already there. What if it WAS grandma but now you’ve invited the devil in so she’s long gone now?

DO NOT INVESTIGATE YOUR OWN HOUSE