Blog & Research

Moving Coffins: The Mystery of the Chase Vault in Barbados

The coastal town of Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados was a British colony where the main economy was tobacco and cotton. There was unrest not only in the town where they had slaves imported but also below ground. I came across this story about a month ago while looking for alternate poltergeist cases besides Enfield. I found…


The Waning Novelty of Ghost Hunting

As I prepare for our team’s upcoming expedition to Gettysburg, I find myself reflecting on the ghost hunting community. I want to be very specific when I say “ghost hunting” because I don’t want it to be confused with paranormal research. While the trend of ghost hunting is fading a bit thanks to the dwindling…


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…


When Ghosts Go Dormant

Oftentimes, when dealing with cases, a client will have an active case. Then, right before we come in, the activity stops. For the sake of terminology, we usually say that the activity is dormant, especially in a situation where, as far as we know, no resolution was enacted. This could mean a few different things….


Are You a Recreational Ghost Hunter? Stay Out of People’s Homes

One thing that APS is all about is research. We are more than a team that ghost hunts recreationally. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time for that. But when it comes to having a team, I wanted APS to be something that stands out from the rest of the groups out there. I…


First Episode Released! Why Should You Listen to Informal Paranormal?

Today, we here at Association of Paranormal Study released the first episode of our new podcast, Informal Paranormal. With so many paranormal podcasts out there, why should you listen to this one? If you are fascinated by the occurrence of paranormal activity, then this is just the show for you. This is a unique podcast,…


The Ghost Within: When We Create Our Own Entity

It was late at night, and I couldn’t sleep. I heard the crashing in my living room once again. My cats were alert, but they didn’t dare leave my bedroom to investigate. That’s how I knew what it was. Well, I didn’t know for sure what it was, but it scared me, and it wasn’t…


All in the Mind: When It’s Not Paranormal

There is an important situation that every paranormal investigator will have to deal with at some point in their work with residential cases. That is the case where it is clear the client has psychological issues to work through. In our process of accepting cases, we do ask potential clients to disclose whether or not…


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…