Tag: spiritualism

Episode 4 – Michelle L. Hamilton on Ghosts of the Civil War and Spiritualism

Download File | Play in New Window | Duration: 32:42 Subscribe Spreaker| Spotify| Apple Podcasts| Google Podcasts The Civil War pinned brother against brother, and countless lives were lost during this chaotic, violent, and tragic period in American history. Thousands of souls from this time are still believed to wander the Earth because of unfinished…


The Terrifying True Story Behind Disney’s The Haunted Mansion

What is the true story of The Haunted Mansion? This famous Disneyland ride is a fan favorite for millions around the world is based on real-life spooks! I’m a huge Disney fan. Specifically: Disneyland. In college, this was a place I visited more often than I will admit. I was at Disneyland several times per…


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…


The Battle of Spirit Photography

The direct contrast between these two photographers is exactly what has made one obscured, and one infamous.  Mumler went on, after that first fateful photograph, to have a very successful career in spirit photography.  And although, several respected photographers sat for portraits and watched the entire development process with no explanation to the figures behind…


Mediums and Investigators in the Spiritualism Movement: Achsa White Sprague

By Alex Matsuo The story of Achsa White Sprague is an intriguing and fascinating journey from a sickly woman trapped in the confines of a darkened room to a strong woman who became a popular figure in the Spiritualist movement.  Sprague became a popular figure as a Spiritualist trance medium and lecturer after she recovered…


Ghost Hunting: Are You Opening Yourself Up to be Haunted?

We’re always curious about what you want to know abou ghost hunting. One of the most common questions we get is whether or not we’re more open to being haunted because we ghost hunt. We received a great question on the Facebook page from Sara D., who asked, From my own personal research, I have…