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ParaNormal This Week! Jan. 15th, 2016

Welcome to another week of wild and wacky paranormal news. Share this link on Facebook>>> 1)Real or fake? There’s a crazy amount of supposedly haunted activity in this CCTV video from Manchester, England. I’m voting for fake. What do you think? 2) The X-Files reboot is coming on January 24th! After the last X-Files movie, I’m hesitant, but I know I’ll watch anyways, because… X-Files! Here’s an article on some red carpet X-Files celebrity glam. 3) And more entertainment news… There’s a new show coming on ITV called Houdini & Doyle, about Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini teaming up to investigate the paranormal. Trailer here. The team up is actually kind of X-Files’y, because Houdini was a Skully-like skeptic who busted fraudulent mediums, and Doyle was a believer. 4) Where were the victims of the Salem witch trials really executed? It may not have been where we think. New evidence suggests they died on Proctor’s Ledge rather than Gallow Hill. 5) Now here’s some practical magic: a witch who casts out computer viruses. About the …

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Paranormal This Week

This week’s paranormal news was a little dark, especially if you’re a dog lover. Share this on Facebook>>> 1) An online witch hunt? Etsy is removing sites of“any metaphysical service that promises or suggests it will effect a physical change (e.g., weight loss) or other outcome (e.g., love, revenge).” Retailers report having their Etsy shops taken down with no warning. Yikes. 2) And in a blast from the 16th century, a rural Englishwoman attempted to hound a witch out of town. The court has ordered the muggle to back down. 3) Nearly eight million mummified animals, mostly dogs, were found at the ancient Egyptian Catacombs of Anubis. Archaeologists believe so many dogs were found as a tribute to the jackal-headed god of death. 4) More bad news for the canine world. 600 dogs inexplicably jumped from a reputed “suicide bridge” in Scotland. Fifty died. No one can figure out what happened or why, but the centuries-old bridge is reputed to be haunted. 5) Does Bigfoot have to be big? Not if you’re in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Lancaster County has announced it’s holding an …

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Paranormal News of the Week

I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find a reasonable number of items for weekly paranormal news. But it turns out there’s plenty of weird going around. Share this on Facebook>>> 1) This week, a freaked-out British man found what appears to be the remains of a curse on a beach. Cursing someone is bad enough, but littering? Come ON. I predict bad karma headed someone’s way. Times three, natch. 2) The woes of being a paranormal investigator. These ghost busters thought they were being haunted. In reality, they were being targeted by thieves who wanted their cool gizmos. But never fear, the ghost hunters were able to provide a detailed description to the cops. 3) An interesting article on why children are more sensitive than adults to spirits. And if you’re too lazy to click over to the article, the answer is because they haven’t been trained to disbelieve their experiences. Guess I should have put a spoiler alert there. 4) The founder of Geneva Night Out appealed to the local city council to make an ordinance protecting …

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A Sennight of Paranormal

Your pretentious word of the week is: “sennight,” meaning “week,” and is from old English. And here’s the paranormal week in review… Share this on Facebook>>> 1. What will those wacky kids do next? Summon demons via the Internet, apparently. Calling up an online demon named Charley has become all the rage, another sign of the decline of Western civilization. Whatever happened to the personal touch when it came to demon summoning? In my day, we got together with friends and used a damn Ouija board. Kids these days have no social skills. And get off my lawn. 2. An article on Ghana’s novelty coffin industry.   If you ever make it to Houston, their National Museum of Funeral History has an excellent exhibit of these coffins. 3. Hulu has renewed its paranormal comedy, Deadbeat, for a third season! This makes me happy beyond reason. The hero, Kevin, is so haplessly charming. 4. A ghost may have photobombed a wedding in Virginia. I’m hoping we’ll soon learn the perfectly logical explanation for this, because as ghosts go, this one is f-ing …

Ghost Walk: Washington, DC

Ghost Walk: Washington DC Disclaimer: If you decide to walk this path, be smart, be safe, and don’t do this at night by yourself.  And a lot of these places are private residences, so don’t try to do any ghost hunting there.  This is an exterior only, daylight tour! Washington, DC China Town to the White House Time: 90 – 120 minutes. Terrain: Flat as a pancake. 1) Mary Surratt’s Boarding House 604 H Street NW Metro: Chinatown Station Story:  John Wilkes Booth and his conspirators used this boarding house as a base to plot President Lincoln’s assassination.  The owner of the home, Mary Surratt, was executed for her role in the conspiracy, though she maintained her innocence until the end.  She was the first woman executed by the federal government. Manifestation:  Sobs, creaking floorboards, whispers, footsteps, and mumbling.  Mary Surratt’s apparition has also been sighted at the house. Next: Proceed west down H Street.  At 13th Avenue, continue straight – the street will dead end on New York Avenue.  Veer left on New York, which dead ends on Pennsylvania Avenue, a pedestrian street. Proceed …

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Book Spotlight: Drawing Down the Shades

Business can be hell… [Tweet this!] Life is good at Starfort Collectibles until the owners, Caitlin and Trevor Fulmer, acquire a beautiful statuette with a murky past. Shortly thereafter, mysterious hauntings wreak havoc on the couple when a ghost in the attic threatens retribution. Caitlin presses her coven for help before the ghost succeeds in meting out deadly punishment—on Trevor. Buy links: Amazon B&N Smashwords About the Author: Juli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend, so much so she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. She loves writing stories with fantastical elements whether it be a full-on fantasy, or a story set in this world-slightly askew. She has been published in short form in Eternal Haunted Summer, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes (a charity anthology for cat related charities), Luna Station Quarterly, Crossing the River, An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys; The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, and Twisted Dreams Magazine. She’s the author of The …

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History vs. the Ghost Story

Today we have some more haunted research from paranormal mystery author Catie Rhodes. The topic is paranormal.  Today is a little different, though.   We’re going to talk about a few ghostly tales that can be disproven using historical fact.   Our destination: the most haunted house in America. Louisiana is full of mystique.  From the romance of New Orleans to the shadowy old plantations, Louisiana has ghost stories galore. A hundred miles north of New Orleans is the The Myrtles Plantation.  This plantation is known as the most haunted house in America.  It is a bed and breakfast and is open for daily tours. The Myrtles Plantation dates back to the late 1790s.  The original structure–around which the existing structure stands–was built by General David Bradford.  Bradford named the estate Laurel Grove.  It sat on 600 acres. [Fun Historical Fact: General Bradford moved from Pennsylvania to Louisiana because he was sought by authorities for his association with the Whiskey Rebellion. Read more about that here.  Bradford was later pardoned.] General Bradford taught law at his home.  His …