Category: Folklore

Alexander Hamilton: Haunting More than the Theatre

If you know me as well as another APS member, Beth, then you’re probably thinking, “It was only a matter of time before APS talked about Hamilton’s ghost.” Truthfully, I wanted to cover Hamilton for a while, especially after Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical took off. I have alway had a fascination for hauntings that surrounded…


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 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…


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…


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…


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…


10 Haunted Theatres in America

Theatres are considered to be some of the most haunted places in the world. When you think about it, that makes sense! There is so much energy in theatres, including electrical energy with lights and sound along with physical energy from actors and audience members. Actors use a tremendous amount of energy into their performance…


Is One Coast More Haunted Than The Other?

We’re going to take a break from research and academic-y posts and I would like to share something with you that’s been on my mind. Since moving here to Raleigh, NC from San Diego, CA in June of 2013, I’ve been noticing that I experience much more paranormal activity on the east coast. My team…


Sleep Paralysis: Is It Paranormal?

Probably one of the most popular emails I receive involves the client being awakened for whatever reason, they’re not able to move or speak, they feel a weight on their chest, and they may feel a dark presence in the room. The client may even see things around the room like a ghost, spirit, demon,…