Category: Folklore

Cats in the Paranormal

Cats are quite popular. In fact, most of the APS Core team are proud crazy cat ladies, present company included. But what is it about our furry feline friends that makes them so irresistible and cute? All they need to do is look at you with their gorgeous big eyes, and you are instantly smitten…


10 Haunted Places in South Carolina

South Carolina boasts a colorful collection of paranormal stories and haunted locations. Not only is South Carolina known for its countless paranormal stories, but it is also home to one of the most haunted cities on the east coast – Charleston, SC. And with its many ghostly tales, it would be easy for us to…


Ghost Stories of the Founding Fathers

Another Fourth of July has come and gone. Every year, I can’t help but think of the ghosts of the patriots who still reside with us. While their physical bodies are gone, their spirits live on in this country they created through blood, sweat, and tears. Could it be that these founding fathers are still…


Huldufólk: The Hidden People of Iceland

The huldufólk can see you. But you can’t see them! In a survey from 1998, 54.4% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. There is a fascination with being invisible. With movies like, “The Invisible Man” and the more modern “Hollow Man”, invisibility has been a topic of interest for over a century. Some…


Burned Alive: The Fairy Witch of Ireland

Are you a witch, or are you a fairy? Or are you the wife of Michael Cleary? We all know about the infamous Salem witch trials between 1692 and 1693. Over 200 people were accused and 19 people were found guilty by hanging. Giles Corey was crushed to death. Society learned a hard lesson after…


The Mysterious Case of Raleigh’s Crybaby Lane

Since 2019 started, I wanted to see what was the situation with Crybaby Lane…but a lot has changed since many of the articles on it have been written. I’ll be exploring the history behind this famous NC ghost story and what recently happened to Crybaby Lane. Get ready, because there are lots of photos and articles!…


10 Popular Irish Myths & Legends

Ireland is a country that is rich in culture, history, myths, and legends. Some of our best known myths and legends came from Ireland! You could say that Ireland’s myths and legends have laid the foundation for our society today. The Druids and the Celtics had a strong belief in magic and the power of…


The World Was Wide Enough: The Multiple Hauntings of Aaron Burr

Is the ghost of Aaron Burr still roaming America? Will his soul ever be at peace?…


In the End

When listening to people talk about the death of their loved ones and the possibility of life after death, I always hear the same type of statement, “Until we meet again”, “When I see you again”, etc. I have heard this from every person from super religious individuals to atheists. It confuses me because the…


The Diabolical

What is your perception of Evil? Is it the devil, demons, aliens the supernatural? Is it people, disease, famine and despair? Is it witchcraft and curses? Gambling, violence, war and drugs? Is it all of these things? Where does Evil come from? Is it man-made or otherworldly? I often wonder. When I was about eight…