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Interview w/ Micah Hanks, Author of The UFO Singularity

Aliens, Entertainment, Unexplained

The Ghost Diaries’ first webcast features an interview with author and researcher Micah Hanks, whose book The UFO Singularity explores the UFO phenomenon within the context of exponentially accelerating technology and intelligence. There aren’t many UFOlogists who bring such analytical and trenchant critique to the field while also illuminating new paradigms in exobiology. Topics discussed […]

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The 2 Most Terrifying Places on the Planet

Entertainment, Paranormal, Unexplained

Forget haunted houses and suburban graveyards–if you want true terror you’ve got to mine deep into the unknown, into the wilderness at the edges of our world. There you must confront strange, sentient environs, ancient dwellings that watch and react to you, places that conjure spirits who feed on your life force, leaving nothing but […]

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Top 5 Movie Mindbenders from the Last Two Decades

Entertainment

It’s getting harder and harder to blow peoples’ minds. With all the talk about magnets, it seems like just about anything is possible. But there are still some movies that rise above the clamor and stand as truly confounding works of art. These artifacts are–by proxy of filmmaking excellence or the sheer veracity of ideas–mindbenders. […]

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New Zombie Film, Super Zero, on Kickstarter

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Zombies

Horror community, we take care of our own, like brothers and sisters of a bloodthirsty gang…not so much? Okay, well either way, there’s a new zombie movie that needs your help! It’s called Super Zero and writer/director Mitch Cohen has launched a Kickstarter campaign that has 6 days to go. At the heart of Super […]

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Aliens, AI, Alex Jones, and the New World Order

Aliens, Conspiracy, Entertainment

Fermi Paradox be damned, our gut instinct is that there are many advanced extraterrestrial civilizations flourishing beyond our solar system. In a universe containing hundreds of billions of galaxies, each one containing hundreds of billions of stars, to believe otherwise is just plain odd. But it could take a while for us to meet ET. […]

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The Conjuring: James Wan’s Horror Masterpiece

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest Post by Billy Russell Tonight is a perfect night for a horror movie. From my window, I can see flashes of lightning illuminating a half-dead tree with dying, brown needles shedding off of it and decaying on the ground below. There’s a stillness, an electricity in the air and the smell of rain is […]

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The Future of Fear: Horror Movies In 50 years

Entertainment, Horror Movies

We love horror movies. We also love futurism and overwrought speculation. With transhumanism and the Singularity entering the mainstream–much to the chagrin of its esoteric handlers–we found ourselves trying to imagine what horror movies would be like in 50 years. By then technology will have evolved to near incomprehensible levels and the entertainment industry will […]

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The 11 Scariest Dolls Ever Made

Entertainment, Lists

There’s nothing quite like a possessed doll to give you nightmares for two consecutive weeks. Let’s face it, dolls are creepy as hell, especially old, raggedy dolls that smell like lighter fluid. Their glassy eyes reflect images and memories of unspeakable horror, yet their faces remain expressionless, content. Below we present to you the scariest […]

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Best Time Travel Movies of the Millennium

Entertainment

We have an obsession with time travel. Timeslips are pretty cool too. But despite what you’ve seen on YouTube, when it comes to traveling through time we’re limited to fiction for the time being. We know the classics—The Time Machine, Planet of the Apes, The Terminator franchise, Time Bandits, Back to the Future 1 and […]

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Long-Awaited AI Directed Horror Film Full Of Zombie Cliches

Entertainment, Zombies

Every once in a while a film comes along that is so ground-breaking, so cinematically revolutionary, so awe-inspiringly vital that all you can do is sit back, take a deep breath, and say “wow.” The Future Dead is not one of those films. Despite the fever pitch fanfare and sociological hysteria accompanying the release of […]

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Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos

Entertainment

Death…it is an unavoidable part of life. Yet in modern human culture it’s a taboo subject, discussed only when necessary, and even then usually only in hushed whispers. Americans in particular are devoted to perpetuating the fantasy that you can stay young forever and live indefinitely, the narrative of eternal life scribed by theologians, who […]

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New Bizarre Twists in the Macabre Case of Elisa Lam

Unexplained

A few months ago, we reported on the incredibly creepy and gruesome case of Elisa Lam, a Canadian tourist who was found in a water tank at the top of the infamous Cecil Hotel, a hotel well known to have housed two serial killers and a myriad of strange deaths and suicides. The facts of […]

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The Best Campy Horror Films on Netflix Streaming

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest post by Billy Russell To preface this list, let me clarify that not every film discussed below is necessarily “campy”. It’s more that they remind me of a time in my childhood that was somewhat trashy. These are all horror movies that are great in their own ways and specifically appeal to the camp […]

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Nightmare Death Syndrome, bangungot, Strikes Again

Paranormal, Science, Unexplained

By Jake Anderson 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, […]

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The Ten Greatest Horror Films Of All Time

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists

Guest post by Jamie Naqvi The Ghost Diaries is always in search of opinionated writers willing to definitively state the way things are. Few tasks could be harder for an inspired cineaste and horror fan than to narrow down the entire genre down to just 10 films, but writer/filmmaker Jamie Naqvi has done so. Without […]

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17 Creepy Ventriloquist Photos

Entertainment

Like the Ouija board, ventriloquism has a downright creepy history. In ancient times, it was believed that chosen prophets could communicate with spirits of the dead by means of ventriloquism. By producing sounds with the stomach (rather than by mouth), these prophets would utter words without moving their lips, and onlookers believed the sounds came […]

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World War Z Review: Martial Law, UN Militants and Zombies!

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Zombies

We found ourselves pleasantly surprised–moderately shocked, actually–at the movie theater Friday evening: World War Z wasn’t a complete piece of shit. In fact, for a PG-13 rated Hollywood-commandeered adaptation of a violent zombie novel, it was an above average summer blockbuster and a possible honorable mention on our Best Zombie Movies of All Time list. […]