Category: Historical

Durham is a Stranger Thing

Let’s Talk about Stranger Things I assure you this article contains no spoilers for season three. I do, however, talk about the connections of the series to the Paranormal, so if you’ve never seen any episodes, you will get a glimpse of what it’s about. However, I don’t think I’m ruining any of the plot…


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…


The Weird Similarities Between the Amityville Murders and the Villisca Axe Murders

Murder tends to be a popular topic, especially in contemporary America. We idolize real-life serial killers and fantasize about fictional murderers. The action of taking another person’s life is a two-faced perspective. A lost life cut short is always tragic. On the other hand, how the murder happens fascinates people. Most importantly, we want to…


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?…


People in the Floor: The Forgery of the Bélmez Faces

While I believe this case is debunked, it still gives me the creeps. We’ve come a long way in paranormal education since 1971 when these faces first appeared on a kitchen floor in Bélmez de La Moraleda, a little village in Andalusia, Spain. The Story In August of 1971, a woman named María Gómez Cámara noticed…


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…