Does a ghost open this door?

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/watch-ghost-open-close-door-3096927

Spooky footage has emerged at a notoriously haunted location in Gloucestershire.

In video footage that has been submitted by the team at Spirit Investigators UK, a door can be seen to open and close apparently on demand, but without any human intervention.

She has had what she claims is first hand experience of paranormal activity in her home when she lived in Plymouth.

Kelly said: “To be honest this was my first real proper event. I have had experiences in my home in Plymouth and that was really bad. We had to get a priest in and the house cleared.

“However this place is somewhere that really freaks me out. It convinces me that there is something else out there.

“When the door shut on command I was really excited. I can not explain it. The more that I go there the more that I find.”

The first real experience that now student teacher Kelly had of the paranormal was not something to be laughed at.

She claims that there were pans thrown around and that she heard voices in her home. Scarily she came home one day to find that objects were often lined up. On one occasion she found perfume bottles had been moved and in a neat row on her dressing table.

Kelly said: “I lived by myself and used to see black shadows in the house. The GPS Paranormal helped me get the house sorted and rid of what was there.

“They were also there at the Woodchester Mansion investigation. We had four others with us on the night. We just could not believe it when we saw the door open and close on command.

“We will be holding other investigations there in the future.”

 

New show featuring Ghost Brothers

Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests Series Coming to Travel Channel

Paranormal investigators move in with frightened homeowners on new Travel Channel series Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests.

 

Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests

Lifelong best friends Marcus Harvey, Dalen Spratt and Juwan Mass are holding paranamormal slumber parties on the new Travel Channel series Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests.

The ghost hunting trio travels across the country in response to pleas from families experiencing paranormal activity in their homes. In each of the eight episodes, the group embed themselves with families and homeowners to investigate paranormal claims and “bring peace to the home’s inhabitants, both the living and the departed,” according to Travel Channel’s press statement.

Spratt, Mass and Harvey initially bonded over the paranormal phenomenon they each experienced as children. Spratt is the ringleader of the team. He was very young when he first encountered the paranormal. After attending the funeral of a man lost to gun violence, he awoke to find the man standing over him. Mass was 12 when he began ghost hunting. Harvey, who is the only father among the team, provides “peace and hope to frightened families.”

The team now have a shared mission to help others who are plagued by the paranormal. In one episode the intrepid investigators help a Tennessee family move safely back into a house they couldn’t sell, and “couldn’t afford to walk away from.” In Washington state, they investigate an infamous family manor plagued by ghosts and rumors of an evil doctor and his victims. They explore a historic home and inn in New Hampshire that may be harboring the spirits of people fleeing slavery on the Underground Railroad.

“Disabled Marine Corp veteran Conrad Dowe had big dreams of renovating a historic mansion in Vassar, Michigan, dubbed ‘Wedding Cake House,’” according to the synopsis of “The Bad Man,” which premieres on Friday, August 16. “Almost immediately after carrying his new bride, Jessica, over the threshold, the spirits in the house revealed themselves and let the Dowes know they were not alone.

“For years the family, including their young son Xavier, has seen a dark shadow figure they named the ‘Bad Man,’ and a female spirit who Jessica calls the ‘Protector.’ This family needs protecting.  One violent paranormal event landed Jessica in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. This family calls on the Ghost Brothers to help them find out why their dream home is a dangerous nightmare, and if they can make it safe for their young family.”

Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests premieres Friday, August 16, 2019 at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel.

New Owners to the Conjuring House

Maybe Buying The Conjuring House Wasn’t the Best Idea

The movie version of The Conjuring house, which looks quite different in real life. Photo: New Line Cinema

The 1736 Harrisville, Rhode Island, home that inspired The Conjuring, 2013’s instant classic addition to the spooky-movie genre, has new owners. Although the house looks nothing like Hollywood’s version, it reportedly remains a hot spot for strange happenings.

If you have not seen The Conjuring, allow me to spoil it for you now. An unwitting family moves into a creaky old Rhode Island farmhouse already occupied by a witch demon, plus a whole host of other ghosts. The witch demon latches onto our protagonists, the Perrons, and is ultimately vanquished by famed paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren in an unsanctioned exorcism. But the film leaves a few questions open: Did obliterating the witch demon liberate all those other spirits, too? Or are we expected to believe the Perrons moved back into a still-haunted house, even after it attempted to turn their matriarch into a filicidal maniac?

The Conjuring is based on allegedly true events, amplified and embellished for cinematic effect. Still, the couple who purchased the house that inspired it attest that their abode remains a hot spot for the same brand of strange happenings depicted in the film.

“We had doors opening, footsteps and knocks” as soon as day one, haunted homeowner Cory Heinzen, a paranormal investigator, told the Sun Journal. “I’ve had a hard time staying there by myself. I don’t have the feeling of anything evil, (but) it’s very busy. You can tell there’s a lot of things going on in the house.”

Apparently, Heinzen met one of the real-life Perrons, Andrea, before buying the house, and heard the stories firsthand from her. The Perrons continued living on their haunted homestead for years (they moved out in 1980) after the real-life Warrens got involved in 1974. Andrea Perron told USA Today that the Warrens never performed an exorcism, only a séance, which may explain the sustained activity the Heinzens allegedly experience today.

Cory and Jennifer Heinzen closed on the house on June 21. “We immediately fell in love with it,” Cory told the Sun Journal. “Eight-and-a-half acres, a river in the back and a pond, it’s so serene down there, never mind the story behind the house, it’s a beautiful home.”

“This whole journey has been both scary — for many reasons other than paranormal — and exciting all at once,” Jennifer added. “I love that we have the opportunity to share the home with others.”

RIP Rosemary Ellen Guiley

UFO, spiritual and occult expert and author Rosemary Ellen Guiley died on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the age of 69, according to numerous reports in the paranormal community, including Coast to Coast AM. No cause of death has been reported. A true pioneer in the field of occult research, her death shook the world of supernatural investigations.

“Rosemary Ellen Guiley was the Executive Editor of FATE magazine,” the publication shared to their Facebook page. “We are stunned and saddened and offer our prayers and condolences to her family and friends and colleagues. She will be missed.”

Guiley was born on July 8, 1950, in Florida. She grew up in Anchorage and Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, earning a BA in Communications before relocating to New York to work a news journalist. Besides her regular pieces and columns in Fate, Guiley was a regular contributor to TAPS Paramagazine, and The Journal of Abduction-Encounter Research. Her writings and research cover the entire spectrum of the paranormal, and she prided herself for getting first-hand experiences of many of the things she documented.

She conducted field investigations of ghosts, UFOs, aliens, ultraterrestrials, Shadow People, Bigfoot, mysterious creatures, Djinn, demons, angels, and fairies. In spite of criticism from Christian evangelist John Ankerberg, who cited Guiley’s book Angels of Mercy in attacks on New Age writers, her works were exhaustive studies which went beyond mere witness interviews.

Guiley didn’t only study the paranormal from the outside. She engaged in different forms of spirit contact. She trained as a facilitator in mirror gazing, which enables people to summon visions of spiritual apparitions. Based on classic Greek  texts, this practice is done in psychomanteums.  She worked with Dr. Raymond Moody, who coined the term “near-death experience” in his 1975 best-seller Life After Life, who built a psychomanetum called the Dr. John Dee Theater of the Mind in Alabama.

Guiley was well known to the communities she studied, including the early vampire scene. Her 1991 book, Vampires Among Us, was one of the first books to seriously study the growing phenomenon of the self-proclaimed vampire. She also wrote The Complete Vampire Companion, published by Macmillan in 1994, The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters. Facts On File, which was published in 2005, and Vampires, which was part of the Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena series, in 2008.

She was the author or co-author of over 65 books, including UFOs and the ET Presence, Moonscapes: A Celebration of Lunar Astronomy, Magic, Legend and Lore, and Ouija Gone Wild: Shocking True Stories, which she wrote with Rick Fisher. Her last two books were Werewolves and Dogmen, which came out in 2017, and 2018’a Haunted Hills and Hollows: What Lurks in Greene County, Pennsylvania, which she wrote with Kevin Paul.

She wrote ten encyclopedias including Atlas of the Mysterious in North America (1995), The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft; Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, The Encyclopedia of Angels, and The Encyclopedia of Demons & Demonology.

Guiley appeared on NBC’s Sightings; A&E’s The Secret Life of Vampires;  Angels: Good or Evil, which ran on the History Channel; The Lost Tapes and The Haunted for Animal Planet; The Travel Channel’s Witchcraft in Salem and Mysterious Journeys;  Children of the Grave, The Possessed  and The Haunted Collector, which all aired on The Syfy Channel; and The Discovery Channel’s The Quest: Lunar Mysteries and William Shatner’s Weird or What. Her expertise was included in the special features for WB’s Supernatural season 4 DVD.

She was a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, with whom she co-wrote the 2011 book Talking to the Dead.

Guiley spoke with Den of Geek writer Aaron Sagers to explain the supernatural connection dolls have with the spirit world in his piece “Annabelle: Real-Life Haunted Dolls to Disturb Your Dreams.”

Guiley won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society, Michigan. She was board director for both the National Museum of Mysteries and Researchand the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters.

Guiley believed we live on an “Interdimensional Earth,” which reveals itself as consciousness expands.  As a metaphysical worker she specialized in angels; dreams and dreamwork; intuitive, psychic and manifestation skills; the afterlife; spirit communication; meditation and prayer; past lives; and “other experiences of an intense spiritual nature,” according to her official biography. She was also a certified hypnotist with the International Hypnosis Federation.

Spoiler Alert: Ghost Adventures doing the real Conuring house for Halloween

If you care, which most of us don’t, here’s the info:

https://www.newsweek.com/ghost-adventures-crew-investigate-real-conjuring-house-2019-halloween-special-1450519

Ghost Adventures will lead Travel Channel’s 2019 Halloween celebration, “Ghostober,” with a unique lockdown that will bring the horror genre to life. Zak Bagans and the crew will be locked down in the real house that inspired The Conjuring, and viewers can watch the two-hour special on Halloween night.

The house, which is located in Rhode Island, is known as one of the world’s most haunted places, which hosted some of the most notorious, famous haunts. Now, the story is glorified by the general public because of The Conjuring and its follow up films.

To some paranormal buffs, though, the house is better known as one of the more famous cases by Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were fictionalized in The Conjuring. The paranormal investigators were considered by some among the science world’s top researchers before their deaths, though many who are skeptical of paranormal occurrences don’t see their research as legitimate.

Bagans has a connection to the house and the Warren’s research already. Just before Lorraine’s death, Bagans acquired the “Devil’s Rocking Chair” for his haunted museum. It was famously used in an exorcism led by the Warrens. While the rocking chair wasn’t featured in the first Conjuring, or spinoffs, it is rumored to be the subject of The Conjuring 3, Bagans previously said. The chair will find a new home in his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.

While the Halloween special will only premiere at the end of October, Ghost Adventures fans can celebrate all things spooky with the crew throughout the month. The show will also host a new miniseries throughout October that focuses on communication with the ghosts of serial killers. Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits will first premiere on October 5, giving the scariest month a little extra spook.

Bagans spoke about both special viewings. “I’ve investigated a lot of places, but these locations are absolutely terrifying on a whole other level,” he said. “To walk in the same footsteps as these serial killers, where some of the most notorious acts of evil were committed – it severely affects you.”

He also said the Conjuring house has been on his list of investigations for a long time. “The residual energy alone is palpable. And the real-life house that inspired the Conjuring movies – I’m speechless! That has a been a dream of mine to investigate for years and I can’t believe it’s finally happening,” Bagans said. “It’s beyond legendary. I can’t wait for viewers to experience this terrifying adventure with us.”

TWC and “Haunted Towns”- Fake?

https://www.distractify.com/p/haunted-towns-fake

We Don’t Really Know If ‘Haunted Towns’ Is Fake, but We Do Like the Tennessee Wraith Chasers!

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If nothing else, Haunted Towns certainly is entertaining. The hit Travel Channel show follows a group of paranormal investigators called the Tennessee Wraith Chasers all across the United States to investigate some of the country’s most haunted towns.

They call themselves “good ol’ boys chasing ghosts” — but fans want to know more. Who are these supposed spirit hunters, and is Haunted Towns fake or the real deal? Here’s everything you need to know about this spooky show and its stars.

So, is Haunted Towns fake?

The places the Tennessee Wraith Chasers go have real history, and these ghost hunters do incorporate actual past events into every episode. They also use technology to detect paranormal activity, but since we’ve never really proven the existence of ghosts, this is tricky.

As TV Over Mind blogger Jennifer Boroma put it, “Whether that part of the show is fake or not is really difficult to state. It’s going to depend on your existing beliefs on the paranormal.”

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Source: Courtesy of Travel Channel

Who are the Tennessee Wraith Chasers?

According to their Travel Channel bio, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers “is a serious team of paranormal investigators that doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

It goes on to say that this talented team “combines historical research and modern science with some good old Southern know-how to find the truth at the heart of the legends.”

Per the TWC’s website, the group members are lead investigator Christopher Smith, case manager Steven McDougal (aka “Doogie”), historian and head of research Scott Porter, investigator and aspiring physicist Brannon Smith, and audio and paranormal surveillance expert Mike Goncalves.

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Source: Instagram

How did the Tennessee Wraith Chasers get their name?

Ghost Hunters and Ghostbusters were already taken, obviously, but these Tennessee natives weren’t deterred. Wraith is a word for ghost, but as Christopher said in an interview with the website Horror Fuel, “It’s a word that not a lot of people are familiar with.”

“I was researching paranormal names at the time and they all sounded the same,” he recalled.

“But I thought that I had to find something different… I wanted something that would make people see the name and wonder, ‘What’s this about?’ Online I was looking around for different words and things. I thought it was cool and connected to what we were doing and that came up and I was like ‘I like that word.’ Not everybody knows what it means, but everyone is going to want to know.”

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Source: Instagram

These Haunted Towns stars don’t just do wraith chasing, though.

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers wrote “Run Tell the Devil,” the theme song for their show. According to a 2017 Facebook post, the paranormal investigators teamed up with singer Christian Tucker to create the track.

They also have a branded line of Tennessee Wraith Chasers merchandise which includes T-shirts, jewelry, and car decals.

Here’s where to follow the Tennessee Wraith Chasers!

Follow the Haunted Towns stars on Instagram @tennessee_wraith_chasers. Their individual accounts are @christwc, @miketwc, @doogietwc, @brannontwc, and @portertwc.

Watch all-new episodes of Haunted Towns Fridays at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel.

Ghost Adventures pisses me off again

I have a few issues with the show G.A. First, they managed to succeed off of “Fake it til you  make it.” When desperate times call for desperate measures just fake your evidence all over town until you get a show. I have a million articles that backs up how they got together (“Will work for movie”), how they faked the first piece of evidence (“one little brick started it all”), how they have managed to ruin other people’s ability to investigate (“The Zac Bagans Effect”), and to this day while no one knows what exactly happened to cause Zac to kick out Nick, I can prove to you that he (and Aaron, unfortunately) waited until the usual 5 year “do not speak of this”‘ contract clause expired and then began slamming him.  Again, I don’t know what happened but that’s a complete and total dick move. Nick was your friend and the least you could do is be a goddamned grownup and just continue to keep your mouth shut about him, especially if you have nothing nice to say and you have literally millions of people that hang on your every word. It’s not like they even addressed the issue, they just said they didn’t miss him, and the like. That’s not necessary. But that’s also not why I’m writing.

The website “The Wild Hunt- Modern Pagan News and Commentary” posted that Zac Bagans et al blamed a local witch community for demons in a haunted spot in Oregon.

Airing Sept. 23, the episode “Golden Ghost Town” finds the Ghost Adventures crew in an old mining town in southwestern Oregon. The old town, which is currently in a state park and being restored, is well-known for its hauntings, which the show labels as being demonic and “unleashed” by local Witches.

SMH. It gets worse but I’d like to really take a moment to shout out to The Wild Hunt for calling out the stereotypical narrative of many paranormal shows:

In these stories, a sacred space of some sort, as typically-defined by Catholic theology, is violated, misused, or abandoned, consequently attracting evil. In other cases, it is only the sacred that can save.

I have never seen a more concisely written slam of the church and BS ghost shows before now. *clap clap clap*

Let’s get back to where Bagans steps in it.

After experiencing an encounter at night in the abandoned Golden church, the archbishop [Cloud] and Bagans discuss “what might be feeding the malevolence that permeates the entire area.” Bagans asks Cloud, “Have you ever heard about this sanctuary out here in the woods somewhere that is very close to this? They do these rituals; I know it’s Witchcraft. It said Pagan rituals. Have you heard about this group?”

Cloud answers he has and that the Witches are all over, and that the ritual practices are “steeped in Witchcraft,” and that he is sure that “they are conjuring demons.” Another interviewee later confirms that by saying that she “knows” it is caused by the local Witches.

Honestly, I’m not even sure where to start on this pile of horse manure but let’s start with the truth: There really is a pagan retreat not far from where the GAC is filming. It’s called Free Cascadia Witchcamp, and, to no one’s surprise, they don’t want to talk to Dildo Bagans, which leads Bagans to wonder what they’re hiding! Oh, I don’t know- a healthy dose of no desire to be associated with Bagans and his show. For the record, there is zero confirmation he actually reached out to anyone at the camp.

Anyway, pagans and witches worship Mother Earth and believe above all: harm none. There is no way they are out there conjuring demons. Not a chance.

The article goes on to talk about how paranormal shows are all about traditional Catholicism or other form of Christianity and anything that is not, is… well, bad, and of course the only thing that save us is Christianity!