Category: Folklore

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…


The Urban Legend of the Momo Challenge

At first glance, the main image used for the new viral Momo Challenge is nothing short of unsettling. What is even more disturbing is that it is a suicide challenge. Basically, users on WhatsApp and Facebook are challenged to do these small acts that quickly escalate to becoming more deadly and violent. Failure to complete…


Lady Oiwa: Japan’s Most Terrifying Onryō

Being both in theatre and the paranormal, I find myself searching for theatrical ghost stories. When I ran into a kabuki play called, “Yotsuya Kaidan” by Tsuruya Nanboku IV, I felt like I struck gold. At the time, I was looking for something to adapt to the stage as a modern tale in the horror genre. I…


My Family Went on Vacation & All I Got Was This Ghost Story

People go on vacation for a variety of reasons:  adventure, bonding with family friends, to use up their hours from work and most commonly, to decompress, relax and get away from it all. According to Linda Durnell from the Huffington Post, studies show that experiencing something traumatic during vacation can be even more distressful than…


The Legend of Gray Man

Much of the APS Team lives in North Carolina, and you’ve probably guessed by now that we are all carefully watching the path of Hurricane Florence. As I write this, she has taken a slight turn south, and we here in the center of the state may be spared the full onslaught we had feared….