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Sweet Dreams: The Haunted Bed of North Carolina’s Executive Mansion

North Carolina’s Executive Mansion, also known as the Governor’s Mansion, is located in Downtown Raleigh.  The stunning city-block sized building on Blount Street began it’s construction in 1883, and was built mainly using Prison Labor.  The mansion is built from natural materials found in North Carolina, meaning a lot of red brick.  One fascinating piece…


The Legend of the Leprechaun

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Several of our members here at Association of Paranormal Study are very interested in Irish folklore, so we thought we’d discuss the legend of the Leprechaun today! According to Irish fables, the Leprechaun is a tiny entity that normally takes the form of a miniature version of an old man wearing…


Grýla, Jólakötturinn, & the Yule Lads

The holiday season is upon us. Everywhere you turn there are Christmas movie marathons, holiday baking shows and a general sense of seasonal cheeriness. It’s no secret that the holidays are rich in folklore and it just takes a quick glance through the web to find stories of Old Saint Nick and numerous other origin…


Carl Jung’s Contribution to Paranormal Study

Carl Gustav Jung was born in Switzerland on July 26th 1875. His grandfather was a physician of the same name and who was, at one time, rumored to be the illegitimate son of the, then famous poet, Goethe (Feist, Feist & Roberts, 2013). His father was a Protestant Clergyman with whom Carl rarely saw eye…


Black Eyed Children in Raleigh, NC?

I will start this by being very honest. My experience and knowledge of UFO’s does not go much past 1990’s SciFi channel specials and Unsolved Mysteries. So to get a jump-start, I asked Alex Matsuo, APS founder, for suggestions on research. Her response, Black Eyed Children and their connection to UFOs. Well crap. I’m already…


Tips & Tricks on Grounding & Shielding

Imagine yourself in a dark room. It is 3 am and the hairs on the back of your neck are starting to tingle. The location you are in is filled with the spirits of those long passed and you can feel their presence surrounding you.  Perhaps they are angry or sad.  With each bump in…


Next Investigation: St. Albans Sanatorium

The Association of Paranormal Study will be investigating the St. Albans Sanatorium in Radford, VA on Saturday, May 28th! We will be going in with the mission to investigate and research the claims of paranormal phenomenon. With the assistance of our Meetup members, we will be investigating all night! “It’s sure to be an interesting…


Mediums, Spirits, and Ectoplasm…Oh My!

Written by San Diego Team Member: Flo Stair   According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition ectoplasm pertaining to the supernatural is “a substance held to produce spirit materialization and telekinesis”. Ectoplasm is better remembered as green slime that ghosts left behind in the 1984 blockbuster hit “Ghostbusters”.  Whether ectoplasm is actually real or not has…


The Story Behind Holiday Traditions

Mist and cloud and darkness veil the wintry hour, But the sun dispels them with his rising power. Mist and cloud and darkness often dim thy day But a Christmas glory shines upon thy way. May the Lord of Christmas, Counsellor and Friend, Light thy desert pathway even to the end. – F. R. Havergal…


The Paranormalist

Written by Shannon Arrant Dubbed the United States’ first ‘paranormalist’, Charles Hoy Fort was more a collector of extraordinary stories and artifacts than what we would consider a paranormal investigator by today’s standards. Even to this day, over 80 years after his death, Mr. Fort’s life still has an effect on the paranormal community. Born in…