Phantom locomotives have been spotted in multiple countries over the years. Though not a prerequisite, ghost trains tend to be associated with tragedy and disaster, as the following examples show:
Among many sexual fetishes and practices out there, one of the most disturbing and fascinating is "Necrophilia."
The citizens of Florida believe one of the candidates may be him.
Our deceased loved ones are all around us, sending us signs. We often miss them because they aren't the type of signs that we expected. Here are a few of the lesser known signs...
History has a few tricks up its sleeve.
People often think of Karma as a vengeful force that turns the tables on poor behavior, giving bad people what they deserve, but it goes much deeper than that. In many ways, Karma is nothing more than a scale, balancing the good on one side and the bad on the other. The problem is determining what is good and what is bad.
From a possible alien civilization to ghost ships and planes, 2015 was a great year for unsolved mysteries.
Four hundred years after 16th century, French seer Michel Nostradamus recorded thousands of predictions regarding our civilization’s future, our culture remains enthralled with his often foreboding prophecies. Documented using several languages including French, Latin and Greek, he wrote in a four line prose called a quatrain, divided into centuries, replete with colorful symbolism and cryptic messages. His complicated writing style has fostered much debate regarding the interpretation of the prose in his 942 quatrains, but some agree that on several occasions, he definitely got some wood on the ball.
As soon as the doll arrived on his doorstep, Anthony put an EMF detector near it, hoping to see a signature spike on the ghost hunting meter that might suggest a haunting, but was disappointed when the needle didn’t budge. He even tried to record an EVP by setting a digital recorder near the doll, but the recording was blank when he listened back. No EMF spikes and no EVPs. He shrugged, thinking it would still make a good chapter in his book. The lack of results didn’t stop him from taking precautions though. He put a crucifix and a container of holy water in the box with the doll before sealing it back up. “Better safe than sorry,” he said.
Krampus is a beast of legends, harking back to both Norse and Greek Mythology. It was used for generations to keep children from misbehaving, while instilling within them a lifetime of phobias. According to Wikipedia, the Austrian governments attempted to stifle the legends after the 1934 Austrian Civil War, prohibiting the tradition, but the legend refused to die.
In 2014, a National Geographic study reported that 77 percent of Americans believe not only in the existence of aliens, but that they have been regularly visiting Earth. The majority’s acceptance that there is life on other worlds in the universe continues to be fueled by credible eyewitness accounts from military and commercial pilots. Even respected astrophysicist Neil deGrassi Tyson told Chris Hayes of MSNBC that we may have already been visited by alien life. Additionally, world famous and brilliant theoretical physicist Steven Hawking stated in his documentary Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking that “alien forms almost certainly exist”.
Has the onslaught of paranormal shows and movies minimized the lives of the dead? Have we stopped seeing them as people who have loved ones still mourning their losses and simply view them as opportunities for fame? Tammy Rosenfeld echoes this sentiment. “There is no integrity in the field anymore. Everyone wants their fifteen minutes of fame.”
The Spider Gates Cemetery legends are astounding. Some say that it’s the eighth gate to hell, that a boy hung himself there in the 1800’s and that people often hear a roaring coming from the woods surrounding it. Other legends state that if you walk around the grave of Marmaduke Earle ten times at midnight, chanting “Marmaduke, speak to me,” that he will respond. The other legends aren’t even worth mentioning, they are so overblown.
Below are some of the more frightening and ghastly versions of urban legends that will send chills down your spine.
The soul is eternal and your loved ones will let you know this to the best of their abilities. Life goes on for them, but in a different way. Watch for the signs because they are there. You just have to know where to look for them.
When it comes to urban sprawl most cities aspire to be like San Francisco. Densely populated yet pristine, culturally-significant yet laid-back, the Bay Area achieves a certain ideal few cities reach. With that said, the beautiful burg by the bay is not without its share of eerie sights and sounds. If you’re out seeing the best the city has to offer you may very well be standing in a space saturated with paranormal activity.
The terrifying 1977 horror movie, The Hills Have Eyes, written and directed by Wes Craven, is both frightening and disturbing. The flick boasts an original tale of an incest-bred and cannibalistic clan as they hunt strangers for “food” in the Nevada desert. The plot is clear, albeit creepy, but the inspiration for the script is based on stories tales that, like any lore, contain varying amounts of embellishment inside the truth. Sawney Bean was born Alexander Bean in East Lothian, Scotland sometime during the late 1500’s. Unwilling to follow in his father’s vocational footsteps of ditch-digging, he and a female companion fled to the waters of Bennane Head in the county of Galloway. They found seclusion inside a deep cave that sank over 600 feet into the ground.