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Quarantine makes for spikes in paranormal activity

https://nypost.com/2020/05/15/haunted-home-residents-see-rise-in-spooky-happenings-amid-quarantine/

People stuck in haunted homes during quarantine report rise in ‘spooky’ happenings

Coronavirus is spooky enough — but try living through the lockdown in a house that’s haunted.

The unlucky residents of homes believed to have ghosts and ghouls rattling around say they have no way to keep themselves socially distant from the spirit world — and have been subjected to an extra dose of paranormal activity during the coronavirus quarantine.

Believers say they’re experiencing everything from books flying off shelves to creepy “cold brushes” of air and pets behaving strangely.

“The more I’m stuck in this house, the more there’s a feeling,” said Kurt Schleicher, 56, of Tampa, Fla., who has been forced to stay at home during coronavirus in the notorious house where killer Victor Licata slaughtered his parents, three siblings and the family pooch in 1933.

“You notice all of these weird [supernatural] things when you normally wouldn’t. And there’s so much time to think about how scary they are.”

Schleicher told The Post he’s been trying to share the home peacefully with its spectral occupants amid the lockdown.

“I guess you could say I’m getting to know my roommates,” he said. “They left this earth in stressful way — they were murdered while they slept — and their time was cut short, so I understand where they’re coming from.”

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Schleicher, who bought the abode because he was a “non believer,” now says he may have been dead-wrong that ghosts don’t exist.

“My dog, a boxer, has been sitting in the bedroom where the mother was murdered and barking at the wall for no reason. It’s not in his nature,” he said. “In the bathroom, you can feel a coldness come over you, a cold brush of something walking by.”

In Los Angeles, Adrian Gomez has also been dealing with ghosts during the city’s lockdown. He recently heard a doorknob in his home rattling “vigorously” — and saw a window shaking so hard he thought it was an earthquake — making him think the house was haunted while stuck in quarantine, according to The New York Times.

“I’m a fairly rational person,” said Mr. Gomez, 26, told the paper. “I try to think, ‘What are the reasonable, tangible things that could be causing this?’ But when I don’t have those answers, I start to think, ‘Maybe something else is going on.’”

In Indonesia, an official has begun punishing quarantine violators by locking them in abandoned homes that are believed to be haunted, according to AFP.

“If there’s an empty and haunted house in the village, put people in there and lock them up,” said Kusdinar Untung Yuni Sukowati, head of the Sragen Regency.

Brent Underwood, 32, who lives in the western ghost town of Cerro Gordo, Calif, has also had run-ins with phantom-like creatures, he said.

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In the middle of the night, books recently flew off of his shelf, which a visiting ghost hunter blamed on two child ghosts living in his closet, he said.

“It’s particularly challenging during quarantine because I can’t have anyone else here with me for comfort,” he said. “When you’re alone, it’s even more frightening,” he said. “This is ridiculous, but I sleep with a golf club, and with the living room light on.”

Spooky Louisiana home

Ghost hunters say they ‘ran out’ of Louisiana property compared to The Amityville Horror house after seeing a ‘black mass’ that drained their energy and gave them chest pains

  • Ghost hunter Greg Matlock says after he called out for a sign of a spirit in the house, a door slowly swung open 
  • Fellow ghost hunter Cindy Parr said a ghost had switched off the lights and drained energy in their devices
  • The duo who have hunted ghosts for 20 years, claim it is the worst place they have stayed in 
  • The house was listed for free on Facebook in March and it’s claimed the owner’s great-grandmother haunted it
  • The Louisiana home that has been compared to the Amityville Horror House 

Two ghost hunters in Louisiana have said they ran out of a home that has been compared to Amityville Horror after they were spooked by paranormal activity.

Dawn Vallot Declout listed the 1930s property for free in March, and locals claimed that the owner’s great-grandmother Adele haunts the place. On a recent visit, Cindy Parr and Greg Matlock appeared to confirm the dead may be among them.

It footage obtained by The Sun, the pair – who have hunted ghosts for 20 years – are heard reacting in surprise as they get a spook.

In the clip, Matlock is heard calling out down a hallway for a sign of spirit’s presence and in response a door slowly swings open.

Ghost hunter Greg Matlock and Cindy Parr (right) say they were spooked out of the home

The two-story home was built in the late 1920s to 1930s and housed several generations of a family over the years. Matlock says he called out for a sign of another spirit in the house and in response the door slowly swung open

Adele (pictured in 1900, left, and in an updated image, right) died in the home at age 90

He is then heard apologizing and says there’s definitely something there.

Parr explained that prior to the video, they had already performed another test.

‘On the second day, we actually went in and stayed the night, it killed five of our batteries, they feed off the energy,’ Parr told The Sun. ‘We asked for a sign if it wanted us to leave, and it shut down a light, we were like, okay, but we didn’t leave yet.

‘The bedroom door that was Ms Adele’s, that opened up and then closed. It is definitely haunted, it was very creepy.’

Adele was 4ft 9in when she died at 90 but the ghost hunters hinted someone else may have been around.

Matlock described a 2am encounter, saying: ‘I turned into the room and saw this black mass standing there, it wasn’t a shadow or anything like that, it was pretty wide.

‘I don’t think it was the older lady, I think it was something totally different, the figure was bigger and stood about 6ft.

‘It started to turn and I just thought, “Oh no” and ran out, I was done, it was unbelievable, everything just slowed down.

Former residents of the home said that they experienced paranormal activity while living in it

 

Cindy Parr said the ghost ‘killed five of our batteries, they feed off the energy’. Parr also said when they asked for a sign  and if it wanted them to leave, ‘it shut down a light’

‘It wasn’t just me seeing it, it was what I felt when it was there, you could feel the power, it was bad, not a good situation to be in at all.

‘We got out and I was definitely exhausted, it draws energy from you, my chest was even hurting.’

The duo prayed after the incident and began to make their way home but changed their minds and went back inside the house.

There they experienced another spooky incident.

‘We could hear scratches on the walls, growls, it even started to smell like urine upstairs, that’s not just your average ghost, that’s something really bad,’ Matlock added.

‘It was like watching Amityville Horror on TV, but we were living it. That house is definitely the worst house I’ve ever been in.

Dawn Vallot DeClout said her relatives built the house and that she lived there up until the 1980s. She is Adele’s great granddaughter

‘I want to see what happens when someone else lives in it, I don’t think they’re going to be able to stay.’

Despite the history, there is a new owner who will move the house about 20 miles away. It could cost as much as $80,000 to move.

Sylvia McLain, the co-owner of McLain Investments, posted pictures of the house, located in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Facebook in March, saying it was up for grabs, gratis, to anyone who was willing to pick up the house and move it off the land.

She wrote that the ‘iconic home’ was built in the late 1920s to early 1930s and that it had been unoccupied for the last six months, but was ‘vacated due to development,’ after her company bought the land.

‘We have concentrated our efforts and development cost in saving as many of the trees as possible and simply do not have a place in the neighborhood for the home,’ she wrote.

‘In an effort save the history’ of it, she said her company decided to give away the home to someone willing move it off the property and restore it.

The home, she noted, ‘needs some TLC,’ but had two working air conditioners.

The Facebook post attracted hundreds of comments from people interested in taking the 2,400-square-foot house – as well as a slew of notes from former home residents and locals who noted that the house is haunted.

One of Adele’s relatives said that while living in the house, she would hear the sound of pots jangling on the stove, even though nobody was in the kitchen. Adele (seated) is pictured with her family in an undated image

Locals are said to compare the house to the ‘Amityville horror house’ – the Long Island home where a man murdered his parents and four siblings while they slept in 1974, which was later said to have been haunted after the slaughter occurred.

One Facebook user, Gypsy Dawn, claimed to have been the last tenant that lived there before it was abandoned. ‘The property was heaven but that house is quite unsettling if you don’t enjoy communing with the Spirit world because they speak,’ she said.

Gary Alleman, meanwhile, wrote: ‘I experienced three things there that could not be explained and my friend that lived there had more than that. We actually experienced one together and we still talk about it.’

Although neither of the former residents specified exactly what happened, a woman who grew up in the home revealed her experiences.

Dawn Vallot DeClout, told the Mirror that her family bought the 160-acre plot of land the house stands on in 1860 and that her great grandmother, Adele, died in the front room in 1967. DeClout and her family lived in the house until the 1980s.

Adele, DeClout said, ‘lived to be almost 90 and she was always digging in the pots, like when you have something on the stove and someone goes and looks in the pot and stirs it around.’

DeClout said that her family believes that it’s Adele’s spirit that’s haunting the house, but that she’s ‘not menacing at all.’

She said that while her family lived in the home, ‘we used to hear her all the time jangling the pots when we had something on the stove’ and added that ‘You could hear somebody picking up the lid but there was nobody in the kitchen.’

McLain told the newspaper that she had heard the haunted house rumors, calling them ‘really cute stories.’

US Paranormal Investigators Share Footage From “Haunted” House That Even They Refuse To Re-Enter

US Paranormal Investigators Share Footage From “Haunted” House That Even They Refuse To Re-Enter

US Paranormal Investigators Share Footage From “Haunted” House That Even They Refuse To Re-Enter

Here’s one for lovers (and haters) of all things cursed: Two paranormal investigators in Louisiana have reportedly come across a haunted house that they’ve compared to the real-life case that inspired the iconic flick Amityville Horror.

 

Cindy Parr and Greg Matlock, this generation’s Ed and Lorraine Warren, were called by the homeowner to investigate the spooky old house that’s believed to be haunted by the owner’s great-grandmother Adele.

In footage obtained by The Sun, the pair – who’ve been in the ghost-hunting business for 20 years – freak the fuck out upon coming in contact with an evil entity.

In the clip, Matlock is heard calling out down a hallway for a sign of the spirit’s presence, and in response, a door slowly swings open. He then apologises and says there’s definitely something there.

Parr explained that prior to the video, they had already performed another test which determined that the place is “definitely haunted.”

“On the second day, we actually went in and stayed the night, it killed five of our batteries, they feed off the energy,” Parr told the publication. “We asked for a sign if it wanted us to leave, and it shut down a light, we were like, okay, but we didn’t leave yet.”

And get this, Adele’s bedroom door “opened up and then closed,” leading them to believe that the place is “very creepy” and “definitely haunted.”

Now, Adele was quite small and frail when she passed at 90, so the ghost hunters believe someone else must have been around as well.

Matlock described a 2am encounter, saying: “I turned into the room and saw this black mass standing there, it wasn’t a shadow or anything like that, it was pretty wide.”

“I don’t think it was the older lady, I think it was something totally different, the figure was bigger and stood about 6ft,” he added.

“It started to turn and I just thought, ‘Oh no’ and ran out, I was done, it was unbelievable, everything just slowed down.”

He adds that he could “feel the power” from the spirit, adding that “it was bad.”

“We got out and I was definitely exhausted, it draws energy from you, my chest was even hurting,” he said.

Scared for their lives, the duo said their prayers and got the heck out of dodge, but on their way home, they changed their minds and returned to the house, where they experienced yet another spooky encounter.

“We could hear scratches on the walls, growls, it even started to smell like urine upstairs, that’s not just your average ghost, that’s something really bad,” Matlock added.

“It was like watching Amityville Horror on TV, but we were living it. That house is definitely the worst house I’ve ever been in.”

Dawn Vallot DeClout, the owner of the house and Adele’s great granddaughter, said her relatives built it in the 1930s and that she lived there up until the 1980s.

“I want to see what happens when someone else lives in it, I don’t think they’re going to be able to stay,” the sadistic-ass woman said.

So what now? Well, a new owner has purchased the home (fools!) and intends to move the house 20 miles away so as to avoid the entity.

New owners, if you’re reading this: As someone who knows a thing or two about spiritual entities, I can guarantee it’s not just attached to your land, it’s immersed itself into the walls of the house. Moving it only spreads the problem, it won’t make it go away.

Call a priest and stock up on sage – I beg of you.

Florida’s most haunted bridge

https://www.narcity.com/travel/us/fl/tallahassee/haunted-destinations-in-florida-bellamy-bridge-may-unveil-spirits-on-your-visit

You Might See A Ghost On This Eerie Hike To ‘Florida’s Most Haunted Bridge’

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If you want to take a spooky adventure, the Panhandle is home to one of the most haunted destinations in Florida. Bellamy Bridge near Tallahassee is considered as “Florida’s Most Haunted Bridge.” This creepy structure is known for its ghostly history and surreal surroundings.

You can discover this bone-chilling structure on the Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail. This unique hike is half a mile long and leads brave visitors to the abandoned spot. While you cannot cross it, you’ll get major supernatural vibes while you explore the pathway that leads through the Upper Chipola River swamp. 

This eerie spot was featured in the film The Ghost of Bellamy Bridge, which details the eerie history of Elizabeth Jane Bellamy. She died young in Jackson County in May 1837, leaving behind her husband, Samuel Bellamy.

Overcome by grief, Samuel took his life 15 years after his wife’s untimely death. Legend has it that Elizabeth’s ghost haunts the bridge to this day, walking endlessly through the swamp in desperate search of her husband.

The story goes that she eternally wanders the area, hoping to be reunited with Samuel and find peace together. Past visitors claim to have seen mysterious lights, while some believe they saw the silhouette of a young woman wearing white

You can face your fears at this chilling place on the Bellamy Bridge Ghost Walks held each year around Halloween. You may be visited by Elizabeth’s spirit on this terrifying tour that features the historic crossing, built back in 1914. @wander.dessembedded via 

These swamplands are super trippy, with bright colors that will make you feel like you’re looking through a kaleidoscope. These harsh hues enhance the paranormal feel of the place, almost as if you’ve stumbled into another dimension where the dead roam. @floridaexploredembedded via 

This creepy trail hidden deep in the Pandhandle can give you a good scare. If you’re fearless, go at dusk and look closely — you may even see a ghost. 

The Bellamy Bridge

Price: Free

Address: 4057 Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail, Marianna, FL

Why You Need To Go: Travel to this haunted bridge if you think you’re brave enough. 


Wales abandoned and most haunted asylum

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/eerie-pictures-show-inside-north-18397254

Pool Parc Manor was used as an overspill for the North Wales Hospital and has a spooky reputation

You guys really have to check out these pictures.

Eerie pictures show inside of North Wales’ ‘most haunted’ asylum

Pool Parc Manor was used as an overspill for the North Wales Hospital and has a spooky reputation

Pool Parc in Ruthin (Image: Azz Lennox)

Eerie pictures have emerged of one of North Wales’ “most haunted” asylums.

Ghost hunters have previously been warned to stay away from Pool Parc in Ruthin over fears the building is dangerous.

But images, taken recently have surfaced on social media showing the 200-year-old site in rack and ruin.

Paranormal investigators claim is possessed by an aggressive spirit and carries an evil energy with some even claiming they’ve been attacked by spooks there.

The former country estate and asylum was bought by Roberts Homes in 1992 with plans to turn it into a “care village.”

The Grade II listed building is said to be haunted (Image: Azz Lennox)

But the development was not pushed forward and the company put the manor house and 29 acres up for sale in 2018 for offers in the region of £2.5m.

The company suggested it could be an “exciting holiday development” for potential buyers but at the moment, it currently lies dormant.

The Grade II listed building which is surrounded by thick woodland, has since been secured in a bid to stop trespassers.

Pool Parc dates back to the 16th Century when it was home to the Salesbury family.

Eerie pictures show the building left in disrepair
Eerie pictures show the building left in disrepair (Image: Azz Lennox)

It was later rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s.

However it was apparently lost in a bet at the races by the Bagot family and was later sold to the District Health Authority in 1937, becoming a convalescent home and then an asylum, used as an overspill for the (also said to be haunted) North Wales Hospital in Denbigh before finally closing in 1989.

Old pictures show it was once a magnificent property with Gothic inspired architecture and an ornate carved oak central staircase as the centrepiece.

Elaborate wall wood panelling, unique fireplaces and a half-timbered facade ensured that this mansion became a luxury and impressive country manor.

It was later rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s.
It was later rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s. (Image: Azz Lennox)

But the images sent to North Wales Live, which have been viewed more than 60,000 times, show it in a state or disrepair.

Over the years, the site has been visited by ghost hunters and paranormal investigators who have described a variety of unexplained encounters.

One claimed stones had been thrown and another said they developed random bruising to their face.

There has also been reports of unexplainable noises and shadowy figures at the property.

Pool Parc was closed in 1989
Pool Parc was closed in 1989 (Image: Azz Lennox)

Steve Gonsalves has never seen a ghost

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/ghost-hunters-why-steve-gonsalves-still-hunts-ghosts-even-though-hes-never-seen-one.html/

Ghost hunting has become a kind of subgenre of reality TV, and there are fans flocking to the series that promise up-close-and-personal encounters with the paranormal. With multiple shows taking slightly different perspectives, the basic premise remains constant. A team of ghost hunters investigates some kind of abnormal occurrences and captures it all on film. The result is a thrilling ride for viewers who are left wondering what’s real about the encounter. 

Steve Gonsalves, who has a long resume of ghost-related positions, admits that he’s never seen a ghost. However, that hasn’t dampened his belief in their existence. 

Steve Gonsalves sitting, looking toward the camera
Steve Gonsalves | Michael Cogliantry/ Getty Images

Steve Gonsalves has played many ghost-related roles

Gonsalves has many ghost-related credits to his name. Perhaps most notably, he was a member of the team on the series Ghost Hunters from 2005 to 2014. That means that he spent nearly a decade investigating potential paranormal activity with a camera nearby to capture all that he found. He took that experience and spun it into a role on the lighthearted comedy Ghost Team, according to IMDb. This 2016 film starred Jon Heder and Justin Long and poked some fun at the career Gonsalves has built for himself, but his appearance in the film suggests he’s OK with the joke. 

More recently, Gonsalves has served as executive producer of the show Ghost Nation, a Travel Channel series that follows the now-familiar formula of sending in a team of investigators to see what’s up with various haunted locales. The show premiered in 2019 and is currently in season 2. Ghost Nation was designed to be a replacement for Ghost Hunters after it went off the air, but now the original series has returned and we’ll have to see if there are enough ghosts — and ghost-hungry viewers — to go around. 

Steve Gonsalves has never seen a ghost

You would think with more than a decade of experience searching some of the world’s most haunted locales, Gonsalves would be seasoned when it comes to spirit encounters. However, according to Fox News, Gonsalves admits that he has never seen a ghost. “What you would think of as the floating apparition, I’ve never seen that,” Gonsalves explained. 

This statement would seem to throw fuel on the fire for those who say the entire show is fake. Many critics believe that the creators manipulate what’s shown on-screen in order to make for a more spectacular entertainment experience. Some of the biggest critics of the show are real-life ghost hunters who don’t work in front of the cameras. While some of these academic-minded paranormal experts are upset by what they see as faked footage, others are mostly frustrated that the flashier television version is getting more attention and taking away their opportunities for speaking engagements. 

Steve Gonsalves still believes in ghosts

Despite never having actually seen a ghost himself, Gonsalves is convinced by his experiences with the different shows that there is something paranormal taking place. While he admits that he has never seen an “actual ghost,” that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had some freaky experiences. “I’ve seen a lot of things I can’t explain – objects moving, things falling that doesn’t make sense, smells, black masses, that sort of thing,” Gonsalves insists. 

Gonsalves also doesn’t just think it’s the spirits of the living that are haunting us from beyond the grave. “We do have an inhuman type of haunting, which is a little bit, never was it on Earth in living form, just an energy, and you could say that’s a demon . . . but it’s so rare that you don’t really have to worry about it unless you’re seeking it or you have some reason for it to attach to you. It’s not just going to come and get you,” Gonsalves went on. 

Dan Aykroyd and a new Travel Channel

https://tvweb.com/hotel-paranormal-dan-aykroyd-travel-channel/

Dan Aykroyd Takes on Hotel Paranormal Series for Travel Channel This Summer

Travel Channel has announced a new docuseries titled Hotel Paranormal exploring true stories of paranormal encounters.

Travel Channel has announced a new series titled Hotel Paranormal which is set to debut this summer. The show focuses on the stories of those who have allegedly come face-to-face with otherworldly hotel guests. Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd has been tapped to narrate each episode. Through ten hour-long episodes, the show will bring to life terrifying encounters with dramatic re-creations and paranormal expert insights.

The show will focus on a wide range of locations, covering grand hotels, highway motels and inns around the world. Saloon Media is producing the series for the network. Michael Kot and Betty Orr and Sarah Zammit are on board as producers, with Cathy Garland serving as the executive producer. Dan Aykroyd had this to say in a statement:

“As a longtime believer in ghosts, I think the incredible encounters we’re highlighting on ‘Hotel Paranormal’ will open up a lot of minds and hopefully break through some of the skepticism people carry about the paranormal. I’m excited to lend my voice to help bring viewers across the United States, these gripping real-life ghost stories, many of which take place in their own backyards.”

Even for those who might be skeptical about this sort of thing, Hotel Paranormal has one heck of a hook. Dan Aykroyd is a beloved actor who is closely associated with ghosts and things of the like, thanks to his work as Ray Stantz in the Ghostubsters movies. Aykroyd is set to reprise the role in next year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

The premiere episode centers on a traveling salesman who checks into a motel where he documents poltergeist activity with his cell phone. After fleeing into the night, he becomes possessed by the spirit of a murderer and is in need of an exorcism. Another tale focuses on a teenager and his friends who, on a school trip to the Vatican, accidentally set an ancient evil free and suffer the consequences. Lastly, a third story sees a journalist hunting down a story in Connecticut when she checks into a historic New England inn and fights off a supernatural attack.

This joins a lineup of shows cut from the same cloth on the network, including Ghost AdventuresThe Dead Files and Destination FearHotel Paranormal is set to premiere on July 11 on the Travel Channel.

Proof?

https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/ghost-hunters-find-proof-19th-22230016

Ghost hunters believe they have proof a 19th century spirit is haunting an Irish castle.

Paranormal Supernatural Investigations Ireland claim to have footage that confirms its presence at Castle Ellen House in Co Galway.

The ghost is said to be that of Walter Peter Lambert, part of the wealthy Anglo-Irish family who owned Castle Ellen House.

Mr Lambert was 76 when died in 1892 at the Imperial Hotel in Tuam, Co Galway after choking.

Richard Morrison, co-founder of PSI Ireland, said: “On the day of his death, maids were cleaning his bedroom.

“One looked out of the window and said, ‘The master has returned’. He was on foot, which was unusual as he travelled by coach.

“He had already been dead for some hours before this.”

“It has also been reported the coach and horses with Lambert’s remains on board refused to enter the gate of Castle Ellen House.

“The second team of horses were brought from the stables but they also refused to pass the entrance.

“This left the staff with no option, only to carry the remains up the very long avenue.”

Castle Ellen House has also been connected with other famous personalities.

Oscar Wilde visited during summer holidays as a child, and the mother of Edward Carson, the father of unionism, was born in the house.

Last year, PSI Ireland said they had obtained video footage that “confirmed” the presence of a ghost in Leap Castle, Co Offaly.

They claimed video footage from inside the building appears to show a “ghost” in one of the mirrors.

They named what they believe to be a supernatural being the “Man in the Mirror”.

A group of six people from PSI Ireland carried out the examination.

A spokesman said: “We feel the evidence we have captured confirms the findings about the ‘Man in the Mirror’.”

Ghost Hunters: Real or Fake?

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/is-ghost-hunters-real-or-fake-fans-weigh-in.html/

Ghost Hunters, and similar adventurous shows like it, are an interesting section of reality TV.

Groups of paranormal investigators lock themselves in supposedly haunted locations for a night, and run around with night-vision cameras with the hope of finding evidence of a ghost. Did they hear the spirit of a little girl long past, or was it the sound of pipes creaking in a hundred-year-old building? Some fans believe that the show has provided proof of ghosts existence, while others do not.

On Ghost Hunters, paranormal investigators, and former Roto-Rooter plumbers, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson seek to answer that age-old mystery: are ghosts real?

Fans of the series have differing opinions on how the show answered that question. 

What is ‘Ghost Hunters?’ 

The cast of Ghost Hunters

Before the two investigators began their show, Hawes and Wilson formed the group The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Their goal was to find a more scientific form of paranormal exploration.

The two then began to film their ghost hunts, and the aptly named Ghost Hunters was born. Ghost Hunters ran on both the A&E and Syfy networks from 2004 to 2016, with an 11 episode revival in 2019 with two special events. The show’s attempt to document proof of the supernatural led them to a variety of haunted locations across America.

Besides Hawes and Wilson, the show has featured a rotating crew of additional investigators. Wilson left the show in 2012, and a series of replacements continued the hunt with Hawes. Wilson was the star of the 2019 revival, but Hawes was not included.

One of the show’s investigators, Donna LaCroix, has spoken out about what really happened on the show. According to Screen Rant, LaCroix has said that Wilson and Hawes severely mistreated the show’s crew to the point of mental abuse, and that there was staging area in locations with the purpose of fabricating paranormal evidence. 

Is ‘Ghost Hunters’ real or fake?

The investigators have compiled years of audio and video evidence that they say prove the existence of the paranormal. To assist in their quest, a variety of ghost hunting equipment is often used. These devices include electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) recorders and electromagnetic field (EMF) meters.

These forms of technology are not always reliable, as The Atlantic broke down the ways that EMF devices frequently exhibit a false-positive result for things like wiring in a building wall. The show also utilizes a variety of abnormal ghost finding tactics, which include weather balloons, crepe paper, and talcum powder.

While the show attempts to find scientific methods of proof, the investigators also rely on feelings of cold chills, and a mysterious energy that passes through them. Perhaps the most compelling evidence that the show is not entirely truthful comments that Wilson made after his exit of the show.

In an interview with Den of Geek, Wilson said that he felt that the show began to “rely on gimmick” and it felt like they were “beating a dead horse.”

Wilson did not say that they faked any paranormal evidence, but his comments have led some to question the show’s truthfulness. 

Fans weigh in on the show’s validity 

Some fans say that the show has provided sufficient proof that the hunters have found ghosts. Others strongly disagree.

One of the main points of digression on various internet chats, including this Reddit thread, revolves around the validity of psychic feeling when in the presence of spirits. In one episode, the Ghost Hunters crew showed a variety of children psychically communicating with spirits, which has caused a slew of discussion.

The on-camera proof Ghost Hunters offers is also fiercely debated.

In a time when audio and video can be so easily and effectively edited, it is hard to know what viewers see and hear can be trusted in any form of media. The discussion of whether ghost hunting shows find proof, and if ghosts themselves are real, will likely rage on the internet for its entire existence.

Those who claim to see a ghost will hold that terrifying belief, while doubters will struggle to believe or understand. Perhaps someday, a paranormal investigator will have a piece of evidence so convincing, the hunt for ghosts will no longer be needed.

My house has a ghost- updated

I won’t say it’s haunted because that seems to suggest that I have had interaction with it, and its trying to get my attention. As far as I can tell, it’s just a case of weird stuff happening. I have a newer house, built in the last 15-20 years or so with absolutely no “spooky” history. It could be an object or the land or maybe even a family member. Or just some random dead person. I am also abiding by rule #1 of the paranormal investigator handbook: DO NOT INVESTIGATE YOUR OWN HOME.

At first it was noises like someone going up or down one of our flights of stairs. They all creak so it’s pretty obvious. The ones outside on the deck make a thumping noise, I used to think it was the dogs but it never was. I thought it was my husband walking up the stairs to the bedroom but it wasn’t. The ones to the basement are by far the loudest. I never know who is there. I can tell you the worst incident so far happened down there.

I had 3 dogs when I moved into this house. 2 have since passed (nothing mysterious or evil) and my third old guy is hanging in the best he can. When I was down to 2 dogs, they were in the basement barking. I have a dog door so they can come and go as they please. This wasn’t their normal “Let me out” bark anyway. It was more like a “hey what’s up!” bark. Dog parents probably know what I’m talking about; just like babies have different noises for crying dogs have different noises for barks and they all mean different things from “hey who are you” and “I have to pee” or “I want to play!” This was kind of a cross between “hey!” and “I want to play.” Since I knew it was a weird bark I got nervous thinking either some form of animal (cat, raccoon, etc) had gotten in through the dog door, or someone had come in my basement. I tried to creep down the stairs but again those stairs creak loudly. I stayed silent and hid in one of the rooms adjacent to the dogs. I heard a man say “shh!” and my blood ran cold. I looked around the corner and saw no one. I saw both my dogs standing across from each other looking up as if someone had something in his hands and was holding it up for each of them. I ran upstairs, convinced someone was in the basement even though I didn’t see them. The stairs are LOUD so I figured he had to have heard me and took off out the back. I looked out the window and no one ever left. I grabbed a gun off the mantle and I was in a serious cold sweat. I don’t want to have to shoot at someone in my house. I went back downstairs, the dogs were back to normal. Still no sign of anyone anywhere down there. I didn’t know what to do. I did nothing.

Stuff falls randomly. I got up early one morning and snuck quietly downstairs. In the next room, from the top of the fridge, a bottle of hot fudge falls to the floor. This morning I woke up and a figurine on my shelf managed to fall to the nightstand below, without taking 2 mini figurines that stand in front of it with it on its plunge down.

My husband yelled at me for slamming a door when I never got up from the couch. Something else had fallen off my shelf in the middle of the night when everyone was asleep.

My husband, my daughter, and myself were all sitting in the living room when we all hear what sounds like a marble being dropped and then rolling across a hardwood floor upstairs. The entire upstairs is carpeted. My husband was mad because he couldn’t figure out what happened. I told him the ghost, that just made him more angry. Evidently, that’s not a viable solution.

Things move from one place to another or go missing. We used to think it was our daughter but she’s nearly 10 now so she’s over that.

I hear things, noises or what could be a voice but I’m never certain so I don’t ascribe it to the ghost.

I thought maybe the ghost put my phone in the washer because I had my phone, and the lid to the washer locks when its on, but when I emptied the washer there was my phone.

My daughter tends to kick her shoes off where ever she is and leave them there. Yes, we’ve tried to teach her not to do that and she does it anyway. This kid listens as well as a wooden door. Of course the next day no one can find her shoes- my husband, her, or the sitter. They search high and low. Under the coffee table, under the couch, under everything. In the play room, under toys, in her room. All day high and low. I get home from work and they tell me the saga of the missing shoes. I look everywhere as well. I find them perfectly upright and together dead center under the coffee table. My daughter could not have kicked them off and under the coffee table in such a perfect position or so far to be in the middle of the table. My husband and the sitter both swear up and down they looked there previously and the shoes were not there.

One night my husband came bounding up the stairs in a hurry and asked “What’s up?!” I’m half asleep, my daughter is completely asleep in the next room. I mumble “what?” and he says he heard a lot of noise and wanted to know what was going on. I was like no, we’re asleep up here. Later that night I heard 3 loud knocks on a door. Loud enough to wake me up. It sounded like when my daughter lays on her stomach and kicks the floor. I don’t know which door- front or interior. My husband was mad I didn’t wake him up. We checked the Ring and there was nothing and no one at the front door.

That’s all for now. I will probably come back and update as more weirdness happens.

UPDATE 06/23/20- I cleaned this weekend. In the guest room was an orange, spiky ball from my daughter’s closet across the hall (we converted her closet in to what we call the “clubhouse.” Its just a small space with pillows and some toys so she can have her own peace and quiet and privacy.) It was the last toy in the guest room so I picked it up and put it back in my daughter’s closet. I went back across the hall and into the guest room to make the bed and the orange ball was there again. I get that I’m flighty sometimes, my brain has been known to conk out on me at times but I know for a fact that I picked up a ball, walked it across the hall, put it in her closet (because I tried to toss it in a bin and missed and was like “oh well”) and closed the closet door before walking back across the hall. It’s not like I’m in some humongous mansion where “across the hall” is like 10 yards.

Yesterday could have been a fluke but I don’t think so. My daughter has “camp” at her school this week from 9 am- 3pm. I drop her off, the sitter picks her up. It was just before 3 pm and I heard a girl giggling and laughing. It sounded sort of like my daughter but not really. I was in my office working and thought maybe she had been picked up early by the sitter. My husband came upstairs to the office and I asked, “Is she home already?!” He says “no…?” I didn’t say anything to him since the ghost frustrates him (he wants a better and more concrete answer than “Its the ghost”. I live in a super quiet cul-de-sac in the middle of nowhere. Seriously, the population of my town as of 2018 is 371 people. I just checked lol. I don’t have a neighbor on one side of me, it’s wooded. The other side has one teenage girl and one teenage boy- no little girls. Across the street is elderly people. There is no way a random girl came up to my house and laughed loud enough for me to hear her upstairs in my office while my husband was downstairs. The nearest young person in the neighborhood is a boy who lives at the beginning of my subdivision.

I’m fine with stuff moving and disappearing, I’m fine with the strange noises. NOT fine with voices.

CCTV in UKs Most Haunted Shop

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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?