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 […]

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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 […]

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Company Selling Coffins With Spotify Subscription and Music Speakers

Entertainment

That’s right, a Swedish company, Pause Ljud & Bild, is selling CataCombo Sound System coffins. The coffins are equipped with two way speakers, a digital display headstone, and a Spotify subscription by which the bereaved can stream playlists into and out of the grave. With a price tag of $30,000, these coffins are sure to […]

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UFO and ET Disclosure at Burning Man 2013

Aliens, Entertainment

The theme of Burning Man this year was Cargo Cult, which encompasses a variety of millennial beliefs, including the ritualistic ‘myth-dreams’ of John Frum, the synthesis of commercial value with colonization, and, yes, UFOlogy. We were as surprised as anyone to discover that the cargo cult metaphor involves a kind of underground First Contact ethos […]

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How to Record Real Ghost Audio (EVP)

Paranormal

Guest post by the Banshee So how can you be sure what you are hearing is actually paranormal? First, and I cannot emphasize this enough, TAG YOUR AUDIO in all your EVP sessions. If your stomach growls, say that. If you hear someone next to you move, say so. Of course if you yawn, or […]

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Zombie Pigeon Outbreak in Moscow

Zombies

Warning: if you’re afraid of both zombies and birds, GD recommends you not read this article. Why? Because it’s about a zombie pigeon outbreak in Moscow. Heck, if you’re afraid of Russia that’s an extra whammy. The story goes like this…in recent weeks the streets of Moscow have been festooned with the carcusses of dead […]

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Creepiest Print Ads From the Last 100 Years

Entertainment

The Ghost Diaries is a big fan of creepy old pictures. Recently, we stumbled upon a site called VintageAdBrowser.com and combed through their impressive archives of old print ads. Some of their ads date as far back as the 1850′s. As we sorted through old war-time propaganda and pulp Marlboro ads, we realized that there were […]

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Princess Diana Killed By British Military Police?

Strange News

Conspiracy theories involving the death of Princess Diana have circulated since her tragic demise in 1997. Now information has come forth that a solider bragged in a handwritten letter that a British Special Air Service commando unit orchestrated the car chase that precipitated Di’s death. Other conspiracies run the gamut of human credulity. David Icke […]

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How Many People Have Ever Lived?

Entertainment

With our endless fascination with ghosts and death…sometimes it makes us wonder just how many people have actually existed on planet Earth. After doing some research we found that, according to the Population Reference Bureau, the answer is 108 billion. We were blown away by the sheer magnitude of the number. According to their calculations, […]

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7 Ways To Hunt For Aliens

Aliens

Hunting for aliens isn’t easy. We’re confident that statement is true. The SETI Institute has spent the last 50 years searching for signs and signals of aliens in the Goldilocks zone (regions of space just right for human life), and have turned up nothing except for the apocryphal WOW signal, which never repeated. Now, a […]

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2 Creepy Cemeteries You Wouldn’t Want to Be Caught Dead In

Paranormal, Unexplained

We love exploring creepy places. There are few adrenaline rushes better than walking through a graveyard at night. But there are some burial spots on planet Earth that have such unnerving reputations there’s no way in hell we’d consider spending a night there. The following are two such places… The La Noria Cemetery in Chile […]