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Christopher Columbus: America’s First Serial Killer

Conspiracy, Science

The title of this is provocative but true, and we’re launching our serial killer section with it. Today, America celebrates the life of its first mass serial killer, Christopher Columbus. Most schoolchildren are taught early in school that Columbus is some kind of hero–the man who discovered America. The endurance of this lie in popular […]

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‘Spooky Action’: 3 Mind Blowing Ramifications of Quantum Entanglement

Aliens, Science

The following is a highly speculative article about possible future uses of quantum entanglement. If overwrought speculation bothers you, we recommend you not read it. On the other hand, if you like imagining the dazzling potentialities of quantum theory, godspeed you black emperor! Sending Information Through Time One of the startling conclusions of modern quantum […]

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6 Best Family-Friendly Halloween Movies

Entertainment, Horror Movies

By Billy Russell Halloween Season is upon us. Now is the perfect time to turn the lights off in the living room, warm up some popcorn and watch something that chills us to our very core, or something that indulges our inner-macabre. Everyone loves to be scared. Below are some movies I think the entire […]

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Top Conspiracy Theories of 2013

Conspiracy, Lists

At the start, let us say that the Ghost Diaries neither believes nor disbelieves any of these theories. Some of them are pretty outlandish. Others feel slightly more plausible. We are reporting them, not endorsing them. Some people take offense at conspiracy theories, especially ones pertaining to tragic events. Certainly, there are offensive, repulsive ways […]

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Gravity, Space Porn With a Story

Entertainment

Post by Billy Russell It’s sort of a shame that the tagline, “In space no one can hear you scream” has already been taken by 1979’s Alien because that perfectly encapsulates the terror present in Gravity, the new movie by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The muted, soundless destruction that leaves our […]

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My 6 Favorite Horror Movie Adaptations

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest Post by Billy Russell Ghost Diaries regular Billy Russell lists his 6 favorite horror movie adaptations… Jaws Oh, sweet Jaws. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… 1. The direction and editing on the beach scene climaxes with a child turning into a tornado of gore and a vertigo shot is […]

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DOD Military Simulation Creates A Sentient World

Science, Strange News

What if, in the distant future, our government, or another government, or another species from outer space, creates a simulation that completely recreates physical reality? Would the sentient beings inside the simulation know that they were part of a simulated environment, or would they claim such a notion is ridiculous? The Department of Defense has […]

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Colossus: The Forbin Project, Another Look At Really Evil AI

Entertainment

Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) is about an artificial intelligence system, Colossus, which was created specifically as a military defense program to protect the United States from the Soviets during the Cold War. Hidden in the mountains of Colorado, the purportedly indestructible supercomputer is powered by its own nuclear reactor. The scientist who created Colossus, […]

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A New MK-ULTRA — Aaron Alexis the Target of ELF Frequencies?

Conspiracy

The newest smoking gun for covert MK-ULTRA brainwashing tactics is in and has taken the tragic form of 34-year-old military contractor Aaron Alexis. On September 16th, the man entered the Washington Naval Yard facility and killed 12 people with a shotgun before he was killed. The FBI has released a close-circuit tape depicting Aaron moments […]

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UFO Mysteries – the Legendary Marconi Systems Alien

Aliens, Unexplained

One of the more mysterious UFO cases out there stems from the British defense contractor Marconi Systems, now known as BAE Systems. There is very little known about this case, which is one of the reasons we wanted to write about it. Technically, this is more of an alien sighting than a UFO case, but […]

Ghost-Hunting

Halloween Ghost Hunting – A Memoir

Paranormal

Guest Post by Billy Russell I remember the specific date of the evening in which I went ghost hunting.  It was November 1st, 2003.  I remember the year because I was a senior in high school and had not graduated yet.  I remember the date because I was trying to sound cool to my Mexican […]

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5 Future Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy, Entertainment

The Kennedy assassination, Pearl Harbor, the moon landings, everybody’s got a favorite conspiracy theory, even if they don’t believe it actually happened. One thing all conspiracy theories have in common is that they all took place in the past. Duh, right. Well, we decided to project ahead to the next fifty years and identify five […]

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Top 5 Alien Abduction Movies

Aliens, Entertainment

Guest Post by Billy Russell The Ghost Diaries recently rewatched The Fourth Kind and it was better than we remembered. A solid addition to the alien abduction genre. But the fact remains, they just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Intruders Mare Winningham stars in this alien abduction drama directed by Dan “Dark Shadows” […]

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GD Interviews Artificial Intelligence Entity Named Cleverbot

Entertainment

This week the Ghost Diaries sat down with Cleverbot, a web-based artificial intelligence algorithm that simulates intelligent human conversation. It’s been said that Cleverbot’s flair for meaningful conversation borders on uncanny; and in 2011, Cleverbot passed the vaunted Turing Test, putting him/her/it up there with Watson as one of the top AI celebrities of the […]

Ghost-Ectoplasm

The Best of Spirit Photography

Entertainment, Paranormal

The quest to capture ghosts on film dates back to somewhere around the mid-1800s. Not surprisingly, this type of photography has stirred up much controversy over the years and has been the subject of numerous paranormal debates. Sadly, spirit photography has been so over-saturated with fraud that it has severely damaged the reputation of modern […]

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Insidious 2 is a Bank Heist

Horror Movies

We were huge fans of the first Insidious film but, unfortunately, last night we discovered that for the sequel the filmmakers decided to take some kind of dissociative psychedelic drug while writing the script. The opening scene is unspeakably boring. Characters discuss the paranormal as though they’re in an episode of Are You Afraid Of […]

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The Most Wackadoodle UFO Religions Of All Time

Aliens, Entertainment

We had no idea how many UFO religions there were and are in the world. Sure, we’ve heard of the standards–the eccentric Scientologists, creepy Raëlians, and tragic Heaven’s Gate members. But it turns out there is a lineage to the development of UFO religions that dates back to the 40s, when the world was changing […]

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How to Analyze a Ghost Recording (EVP)

Entertainment, Paranormal

Guest post by the Banshee If you are very careful to know your equipment and conduct your sessions, the ultimate step of a paranormal investigation is analysis. Many ‘hunters’ listen back to recordings on site; while this can be useful in directing a session, be sure to go back and analyze later anyway. While I […]

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The 3 Craziest Things That Have Ever Happened at Burning Man

Entertainment

Burning Man is one of the most magical and mysterious places on the planet. Rarely can the promise of freedom, self-expression, immediacy, creativity and community be felt more profoundly. But sometimes…when 65,000 people congregate in the middle of the desert some pretty wild and surreal stuff can happen. We’re not going to lie–sure, hallucinogenic drugs […]