Winchester Mystery House

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Because this legendary haunted house is located so close to where I live, I feel obligated to report on its history and the stories surrounding this infamous spooky location.  I fact, I have visited this house.  Given, it was when I was young, but I still had a fascination with the paranormal and was on the lookout for ghosts and signs of such phenomenon. Continue reading

Urban Legends

Every town and city across America has its stories.  Whether the location is 300 years old or has only been around fifty years or less, when people come together to live in a community, rumors will spread.  Most of the time, events will occur that rattle the place to its very core.  Regardless of the scary stories each town has to offer, there are a few that remain constant.  These are called urban legends. Continue reading

Day of the Dead

America is essentially a melting pot of different cultures, races, and belief systems.  Because of this, American citizens are exposed to many traditions from around the world.  Although America itself doesn’t necessarily have its own day to celebrate those who have passed on, some other cultures that have a presence in America do. Continue reading

Personal Experiences

Death

Death (Photo credit: tanakawho)

In the time that I’ve been alive, I have been faced with the overwhelming reality of death many times.  Although it is a common experience for young people, the death of my grandparents was particularly hard on me.  It was the death of my grandfather when I was nine that really piqued my interest in the paranormal because of the fact that both my cousin and I had seen him since his passing.  Our parents did not believe us, of course.  After this, though, I took special interest in the pursuit of what happens after death. Continue reading