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Date: 2017-02-13 By: Matthew L. Swayne
Country music can affect us deeply, and some experts on the supernatural say there is way we can measure the powerful spiritual effect of country music: the number of stories about ghosts and spirits that are told by country musicians and—maybe more importantly—the number of country music stars who are said to still live on even after they have left the mortal stage. Matthew L. Swayne, author of the new Ghosts of Country Music, explores a list of five country music celebrities who might just be country music's most supernatural superstars.
Date: 2017-01-23 By: Steven A. LaChance
The events of the St. Louis exorcism in 1949 will forever be the topic of discussion and conjecture, and inspired the 1973 film The Exorcist. The exorcism ended in 1949, but the aftermath forever changed the Catholic Church and the city of St. Louis. Here, Steven LaChance, author of the new Confrontation with Evil: An In-Depth Review of the 1949 Possession that Inspired The Exorcist, presents 10 facts about the movie and the possession that you likely don't know.
Date: 2016-10-31 By: Nick Redfern
When it comes to the matter of mysterious creatures and unknown animals, one of the most famous of all is Nessie—the monstrous denizen of Scotland's huge Loch Ness. For centuries stories have surfaced of a creature—or, far more likely, a colony of creatures—lurking deep in the waters of the ancient loch, and occasionally surfacing to tantalize and terrify locals and tourists. But, what are the Nessies? The theories are many. The answers, however, are few. Nick Redfern, author of the new Nessie, provides 3 of the more intriguing suggestions.
Date: 2016-10-17 By: Ken Gerhard
While most people are probably familiar with legendary creatures such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, and Jersey Devil, there is a myriad of weird beasts that are less known, but equally as elusive. What is surprising is that there are accounts of modern encounters with these enigmatic monsters on record, indicating that there may be a shred of truth behind the myths of these. Ken Gerhard, author of the new Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts, presents four mysterious monsters of which you've probably never heard.
Date: 2016-08-15 By: Ken Gerhard
The town of Revelstoke, Canada is many things—small, remote, burdened with a comically undersized airport—but it is best known as the international ski destination with North America's largest vertical drop, at 7,500 feet. It is also home to a paranormal history stretching back more than seventy years. Brennan Storr, author of the new A Strange Little Place, provides three sites to get your paranormal hunt started in this little town.
Date: 2016-07-18 By: Debi Chestnut
In our world, negative entities such as demons and other creatures can creep in and make our lives a living hell. These creatures thrive on chaos and fear, and we as humans have no problem supplying them with what they need. What can we do to protect ourselves against these entities that are hell-bound to cause the ruin of humankind? Debi Chestnut, author of the new Something Wicked, provides ways we can protect ourselves from negative entities.
Date: 2015-11-30 By: Sarah Soderlund
Many times, when conducting a paranormal investigation (or even simply experiencing something "going bump in the night"), we can jump to conclusions when often the experience is a product of our own mind or body. Because of this, having an assessment guide on hand during an investigation can be both empowering and helpful in determining a phenomenon's cause. Sarah Soderlund, author of the new book Haunted by the Abyss, presents a checklist of five things to consider when determining the cause of any seeming paranormal occurrence.
Date: 2015-10-19 By: Alex Matsuo
Theaters are considered to be homes of art, performance, music, and any other reason why someone would want to step in front of a crowd of people. Often, also, theaters carry with them tales of hauntings, ghostly apparitions, and other paranormal phenomena. So why are these spaces so frequently haunted? Alex Matsuo, author of the new Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater, explains.
Date: 2015-09-14 By: Nick Redfern
In early 1995, the people of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico were plunged into states of fear and hysteria. There was a very good reason for that: a terrifying, deadly monster was on the loose. It quickly, and famously, became known as the chupacabra. Nick Redfern, author of the new Chupacabra Road Trip, presents three theories that could potentially explain the existence of the mysterious "goat sucker."
Date: 2015-08-31 By: Adam Selzer
Lincoln scholar Hans Holzer once remarked that, "Either Lincoln is the most peripatetic ghost in the country or people think every tall ghost is Lincoln." Many people claim to have seen Lincoln's ghost, in places ranging from the White House to practically every other place he (or his body) ever visited. So how do we separate fiction from haunted fact? Adam Selzer, author of the new Ghosts of Lincoln, explains.