Category: Celebration

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…


Do Our Deceased Loved Ones Visit Us During the Holidays?

During the holidays, it’s only natural that we start to think about those who have passed. As we grew up, we became accustomed to certain Christmas traditions that out adult relatives would do for us. But after they pass, it is up to us to continue those traditions. The holidays have long been known as…


Anna the Prophetess

Today is Christmas! And Christians around the world will be celebrating it as the birth of Jesus Christ.  Yes, while we know Jesus was most likely not born on December 25th, it is the day designated for the celebration.  Growing up Christian, what fascinated me the most wasn’t the birth of Christ (I know, very…


Krampus: The Holiday Devil

A Note To Parents:  APS doesn’t condone using Krampus as a method of keeping your child’s behavior in check, but if the “Elf On the Shelf” isn’t cutting it, there’s other options. You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout….not because Santa Claus will put you on the naughty list, but…


The Festival of Hecate Trivia

Written by Founder and Mid Atlantic Director: Alex Matsuo   Coming from a Christian background and working in the paranormal, I’ve learned to be much more open-minded to other religions and deities.  This has led to a fascination of other religions, and when possible, I’d like to spotlight other gods and goddesses for educational purposes,…