Category: Historical

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….


APS to Participate in the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt

The Association of Paranormal Study is thrilled to announce that they will be participating in the 2018 World’s Largest Ghost Hunt, hosted by National Ghost Hunting Day! We’re especially excited for this year because it’s all about historic preservation and saving historic places!  We will be investigating the Trivette Clinic on September 29th, 2018. There will be…


Johnny Cash’s Haunted Mansion & the White Witch of Rose Hall

Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, were two of the most iconic stars in the music business. They have forever embedded their legacy into our pop culture and society thanks to their music and charity work. While we got a glimpse of their personal lives through various interviews and the hit movie, “Walk…


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…