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ParaNormal This Week: 10/16/15

It’s another sennight of paranormal! (Sorry, I just can’t stop using that word). 1.Halloween is on its way, and with it a slew of paranormal, Halloween-themed articles. Here’s the ten most haunted cities to trick-or-treat. I’m surprised San Francisco is on the list, but apparently we can thank the 1906 earthquake for that. 2. I can’t think of a worse idea than drunk ghost hunting. Drunk ghost hunting armed with knives? Drunk ghost hunting while driving? Okay, so I can think of worse things. But for young Brooklynites, “boozing” is apparently a thing now. 3. There’s a new X-Files trailer out! Man, I loved that show, but I think they took the alien conspiracy story-line too far, and then didn’t know what to do when it petered out. 4. F-Comedy has worked up a spoof trailer, parodying Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. From their press release… Definitely don’t turn off your lights, or get a B- on your school report, because it’s “Paranormal Activity: The Tiger Mom Dimension.” See what happens when an Asian family finds a …

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Witch’s Tea/Blog Party!

First Witch: When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Second Witch: When the hurlyburly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won. — from Shakespeare’s Macbeth There’s a change in the air, autumn is on its way, and so is one of my favorite holidays: Halloween! Yes, we’re hosting a blog party! And if you’ve got a blog, you’re welcome to join us on October 31st, 2015. Here’s how it works: You post a Halloween or  Witch’s Tea blog on October 31st and then come to the ParaYourNormal Witch’s Tea Party page (not this one – the one that posts on October 31st). Link to your blog post (your actual post, not your general blog) in the comments. Your post can be photos, a spooky story, recipes, spells, pets in funny costumes, anything Halloween or witch-related, or even a real Witch’s Tea party. It’s an opportunity to have some fun and get some more readers (and links) over to your blog! Once you’ve posted, kick back with the beverage of your choice, and enjoy the frivolity! So …

Hoodoo Halloween Blog Party: Day 2

Welcome! I hope everyone enjoyed Day 1 of our Hoodoo Halloween, New Orleans-themed, haunted blog party! Be sure to stop by and check out the great posts from the first day. Thank you to everyone who joined the Halloween fun.  And now onward to Day 2! I hope the Hoodoo Blog Party will add an extra bit of spookiness to your Halloween festivities! [Tweet this!]  Be sure to add the link to your blog post in the comments section at the bottom. Now quick! Let’s duck into the New Orleans Voodoo Museum before it closes! Hoodoo is generally understood voodoo stripped of its religion, but I think there might be some information on hoodoo in the voodoo museum… Ah, yes… Commercially made voodoo objects, such as gris-gris bags, charms, and hexes are considered hoodoo. Want to buy a voodoo doll? No? Then let’s head back to Bourbon Street. The bars are calling… Absinthe may not have been invented in New Orleans, but this potent alcohol flavors many New Orleans classic cocktails, including the Absinthe Frappe. About …

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5 Kick-Ass Halloween Reads

Halloween is on its way, and with it… Halloween-themed books! Especially when it comes to mystery and suspense, it seems Halloween is a favorite setting. And why not? The scent of pumpkin and nutmeg, flickering jack-o-lanterns, and the ever popular, witch-who-flew-into-a-tree decoration add a certain something to a work of fiction. Here are my top 5 Halloween paranormal reads. 1) Hallowed Bones, by Carolyn Haines. With the help of her family ghost, Jitty, Southern Delta PI, Sarah Booth Delaney, investigates a faith-healer accused of murdering her infant daughter. 2) Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Dead Beat, and Cold Days from the Dresden Files. Okay, I’m cheating here by giving you four books in the series, but what can I say? Harry’s awesome. Chicago wizard, Harry Dresden, was born on Halloween. Unsurprisingly, things tend to get intense in the paranormal world around that date (contra: Buffy Summers).   3) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving. This story is to Halloween what A Christmas Carol is to Christmas. 4) Be Careful What You Witch For, by Dawn Eastman. I totally …

Join the Hoodoo Halloween Blog Party!

First Witch: When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Second Witch: When the hurlyburly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won. — from Shakespeare’s Macbeth There’s a change in the air, autumn is on its way, and so is one of my favorite holidays: Halloween! This year I visited New Orleans to on a Hoodoo Detective research quest, touring its crumbling cemeteries and lively clubs. The city is a mystic soup of music, fun and food, the home of vampires and voodoo, ghosts and gumbo. What a perfect theme for ParaYourNormal’s first Halloween blog party! Yes, we’re hosting a blog party! And if you’ve got a blog, you’re welcome to join us on October 18th and 19th, 2014. Here’s how it works: You post a Halloween or  Haunted New Orleans-themed blog on October 18th, 19th, or both and then come to the ParaYourNormal Hoodoo Party page and link to your blog post (the actual post, not your general blog) in the comments. Your post can be photos, a spooky story, recipes, spells, pets in funny costumes, anything …