Category: Historical

Black Eyed Children in Raleigh, NC?

I will start this by being very honest. My experience and knowledge of UFO’s does not go much past 1990’s SciFi channel specials and Unsolved Mysteries. So to get a jump-start, I asked Alex Matsuo, APS founder, for suggestions on research. Her response, Black Eyed Children and their connection to UFOs. Well crap. I’m already…


10 Haunted Theatres in America

Theatres are considered to be some of the most haunted places in the world. When you think about it, that makes sense! There is so much energy in theatres, including electrical energy with lights and sound along with physical energy from actors and audience members. Actors use a tremendous amount of energy into their performance…


Why I Think the Ghost of Gina Hall Is Seen at St. Albans Sanatorium

I am a skeptic. When I hear the words “Orbs”, “Cry Baby Bridge” and “EMF Detector” I shake my head. I like facts. Orbs are dust. Every town has their own Cry Baby Bridge or Lane. EMF Detectors measure naturally occurring Electro Magnetic Fields, why is this paranormal? So when I start researching the history…


Is One Coast More Haunted Than The Other?

We’re going to take a break from research and academic-y posts and I would like to share something with you that’s been on my mind. Since moving here to Raleigh, NC from San Diego, CA in June of 2013, I’ve been noticing that I experience much more paranormal activity on the east coast. My team…


Sleep Paralysis: Is It Paranormal?

Probably one of the most popular emails I receive involves the client being awakened for whatever reason, they’re not able to move or speak, they feel a weight on their chest, and they may feel a dark presence in the room. The client may even see things around the room like a ghost, spirit, demon,…


Mediums, Spirits, and Ectoplasm…Oh My!

Written by San Diego Team Member: Flo Stair   According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition ectoplasm pertaining to the supernatural is “a substance held to produce spirit materialization and telekinesis”. Ectoplasm is better remembered as green slime that ghosts left behind in the 1984 blockbuster hit “Ghostbusters”.  Whether ectoplasm is actually real or not has…


Anna the Prophetess

Today is Christmas! And Christians around the world will be celebrating it as the birth of Jesus Christ.  Yes, while we know Jesus was most likely not born on December 25th, it is the day designated for the celebration.  Growing up Christian, what fascinated me the most wasn’t the birth of Christ (I know, very…


The Story Behind Holiday Traditions

Written by Mid-Atlantic Team Member: Maevelin Y. Mist and cloud and darkness veil the wintry hour, But the sun dispels them with his rising power. Mist and cloud and darkness often dim thy day But a Christmas glory shines upon thy way. May the Lord of Christmas, Counsellor and Friend, Light thy desert pathway even…


Charles Dickens: Making Ghosts Festive For the Holidays

  There was probably no one else who loved Christmas ghost stories more than Charles Dickens.  In fact, majority of the Victorian Era brought forth a new fascination of ghosts, spirits, apparitions, and all things weird.  The rise of Spiritualism was also during this same time.  So it is to no surprise that the holiday…


Krampus: The Holiday Devil

A Note To Parents:  APS doesn’t condone using Krampus as a method of keeping your child’s behavior in check, but if the “Elf On the Shelf” isn’t cutting it, there’s other options. You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout….not because Santa Claus will put you on the naughty list, but…