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

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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

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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

Death of a Loved One

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In light of recent events, I thought I would write an entry on the passing of a loved one and how that may or may not relate to the paranormal.  Last week, an old friend of mine passed away suddenly.  No one saw it coming.  Whenever it is a completely unexpected death, it leaves those still living wondering “what if?”  Even with death that has some warning, the living are always left to wonder, “what became of this person after they passed?” Continue reading

Ghost Hunting Equipment

Exploring the world of the paranormal can be done with no equipment whatsoever; just yourself and the spirits.  However, if one intends to document their findings and add credibility to the experience, ghost hunting tools do exist.  In fact, the market for such tools is growing and expanding. Continue reading

Paranormal Theory

Ghost

Ghost (Photo credit: Pétur Gauti)

The other day, I was sitting at home watching ghost shows with all the lights off (of course), and stumbled upon an interesting theory about spirits. The episode profiled a family’s home that was being haunted by a young woman. When asked about the history of the house, though, they said no young woman had ever died in the house. Continue reading