Category: Historical

Selkies: The Other Kind of Mermaid

Researching lore of different cultures is another area of research that I feel is important if we were to understand why hauntings and myths exist. From sightings of Nessie to understanding why paranormal activity is occurring in a certain area. Often, this ends up with me going down some sort of rabbit hole where I…


Disney’s The Haunted Mansion aka “Spiritualism: The Ride”

I’m a huge Disney fan. Specifically: Disneyland. I’ve only graced Disneyland Paris and Disney World once (so far). So my little write-up will be solely dedicated to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. One of the biggest differences I noticed was the exterior of both rides. Since DL’s Haunted Mansion is set in New Orleans Square, the exterior…


Spooks or Spoons? Why Restaurants Can Be Haunted

When I lived in RI, I worked in a modest restaurant located at a crossroads. Gregg’s was  a popular destination for nearby Brown University students, families and local businesses. A bright, sunny two-story eatery, it had splashy Leroy Neiman paintings, cream-colored leather booths, an ever-rotating desert case on the first floor, a well stocked bar…


Is the Paranormal Field Changing History?

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with a historian and talk history. What else would we talk about, right? Besides friendly banter, I am always up to talk to an expert in their field. Sure, we do a decent job with the historical research and keeping up with the facts….


10 Ships That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Hauntings don’t just happen on land, but ghosts seem to favor the seven seas! Unsurprisingly, it seems that the majority of haunted ships are tied with the military and combat. There are theories as to why this is, which I’ll get into throughout the list. I’ve had the honor of investigating four of the ships…


Book Review: “The Ghost Studies” by Brandon Massullo

I love any and all things paranormal. Whether it be related to cryptozoology, hauntings, religion or ufology, if it’s anything mysterious or spooky, down the rabbit hole I will go. One thing I love most about the paranormal community is that people love to share their stories, opinions and ideas. That’s why I always jump…


Poltergeist: Mind or Ghost Presentation 8/26/17

Here is the video from today’s presentation: For those of you who missed today’s presentation or are curious about my notes, you can find the slide show below:


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…


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…