The Japanese call it pok-kuri. Filipinos call it bangungot or batibat. For the Hmong people of Vietnam and Laos, it is the tsob tsuang. Taiwanese men, some of whom wear lipstick to bed in order to deceive nocturnal ghosts, claim it is the phi am or ‘widow ghost’, a malevolent spirit who, much like Freddy Krueger, steals away the souls of young men in their sleep. All these names refer to the same thing: Nightmare Death Syndrome.
The Ghost Diaries' own paranormal 'expert' dishes out personal thoughts and confessions stemming from a lifetime of dealing with sentient spirits and disrespectful 'ghost hunters'.
This article explores a variety of eerie stories in which children seem to be able to recall past lives with uncanny detail.
Read about the incredibly bizarre and creepy murder investigation of Elisa Lam, who was found in a hotel water tank. Was there more going on than mere human evil?
Is the happiest place on Earth haunted? This article explores the rich and spooky history of ghost sightings in Disneyland, with startling video documentation.
Food for thought: do the ghosts of cavemen and dinosaurs still roam the Earth? Could they be connected with the sightings of Loch Ness, Bigfoot, and the pterodactyl?
This article is the true story behind the filming of Poltergeist and Rosemary's Baby. Were these production sets actually haunted?
Hoax or real, what are the most creepy and convincing ghost videos out there?
The phenomenon of shapeshifters on network news is explored, as well a personal account of a shapeshifting entity in Elysian Park.
A photo was taken by Denise Russell of her grandmother in 1997. It wasn't until three years later that she noticed a mysterious man standing behind her grandmother.
Ruminations on the role of consciousness, the existence of ghosts, and whether or not there could be dinosaur ghosts.
News report out of Oklahoma, where a security camera catches what appears to be a spirit haunting a parking lot just hours before multiple fatal car accidents.
Explore the idea that ghosts may be the relic of lost information, imprints of past consciousness embroidered into the fabric of our universe.