Many spirits that humans come into contact with are simply lost souls looking to take care of unfinished business they neglected while they were living. They are generally understood to be humans that have died and are stuck in the realm between living life and resting peacefully in the afterlife. There is another category that is largely misunderstood by those who have not experienced or researched them extensively; Demons. Continue reading
The Ouija Board was first introduced in 1890 as a fun, harmless parlor game. People would play Ouija at parties and mock the spirit world by not paying proper respect to the spirits they were contacting. Although nowadays it is still distributed as a game by Hasbro Inc., I firmly believe that there is something to be said for Ouija and it’s credibility as a medium between the world of the living and the afterlife.
The Byron Hotel stands in shambles, just a hollow shell of its former glory. Once known as “The Byron Hot Springs Hotel and Resort,” this retreat from daily life was wildly popular with A-list celebrities in the early 1900s. Although the building had burned down twice, no significant deaths were reported at the hotel during its resort days. It was, however, turned into a makeshift hospital immediately after The Great Byron Train Disaster of 1902, which occurred nearby, and many people died there in the aftermath. Continue reading
Preston Castle was founded in 1894 as a correctional trade school for troubled young men. It was an opportunity for these boys, who had already chosen a life of crime, to learn a trade and have a shot at becoming successful, productive adults. Many of the boys who were sent to the Preston Youth Correctional Facility had little to no family and were likely emotionally scarred. Needless to say, Preston Castle was not a happy place for the majority of young men who ended up there. Continue reading
This blog is your one stop shop for information about the paranormal. Here, I will profile interesting ghost stories locally and around the world, as well as paranormal hot spots. It is human nature to wonder what happens after your time on Earth has expired. Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, the historical aspect of such “haunted” locations will be sure to spook and provide spine-chilling evidence to consider.
My intention is to explore the realm in which ghosts dwell, and to bring it to you through use of photos, videos, and personal accounts of paranormal experiences. In upcoming posts I will detail haunted locations I’ve personally toured, as well as local ghost stories and urban legends. Check back often for updates and new developments in my quest for paranormal phenomena.
“Ghosts are a metaphor for memory and remembrance and metaphorically connect our world to the world we cannot know about.” – Leslie What, interview, June 2002