As of today, the number of cases organizations are getting has dwindled considerably, often weeks or months separate inquiries and actually landing an investigation has become burdensome. So what caused the sudden decline in paranormal popularity?
by Sandyi Offermann Ouija Boards, also known as “spirit boards” or “talking boards” are a flat panel of glossed wood, cardboard, or other smooth surface adorned with the letters of the alphabet, numbers ranging from zero to nine, the words “Yes” and “No” and typically “Goodbye”. Along with the board there is a “planchette” which … Continue reading Hello From the Other Side: The Ouija Board Explained
by Tony Harrington There is something indeterminably creepy about a long, dark, and winding stretch of road in a backwoods town that often sets one's mind racing. For it is on these very roads that most towns boast the presence of a nightly wanderer. The stories are typically similar from town to town. It was a dark and … Continue reading The Haunted Highways: Ghosts of the Open Road
By Tony Harrington As with most paranormal tech, divining rods, commonly known as dowsing rods, have their beginnings outside the realm of paranormal investigations. Prior to being adapted and implemented by ghost hunters within their investigations, dowsing rods were simply a means by which individuals once searched for elements buried within the ground. These elements … Continue reading Divine Intervention: Using Divining Rods to Communicate with the Dead
by Tony Harrington Thanks largely in part to Tobe Hooper and Steven Speilberg, when people hear the word "poltergeist" it immediately conjures images of a young blonde girl perched before her television set and proclaiming, "They're here." In actuality, as scary as many found the film, the actual phenomenon is much more terrifying even if less … Continue reading Make Some Noise: The Poltergeist Phenomenon
Guest Post by HalloweenCostumes.com In June 2005, a Gallup poll showed that 37% of Americans believed in haunted houses. Another 16% weren’t sure and 46% of respondents did not believe. When asked if “spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations,” the breakdown of respondents was similar (32%; 19% and 48%, … Continue reading Ghost Mania – Rising Prevalence in the 21st Century (and the many faces of the dearly departed)
by Tony Harrington In the world of the paranormal, there is seldom anything new to write home about. Ghosts are ghosts after all, the tried and true staple of an investigator’s diet. Rarely do we see an emergence of a new phenomenon. We might see an older type of entity experience resurgence in popularity due … Continue reading The Black Stick Man Phenomenon