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The Concept of the Ghost in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

Entertainment, Ghosts

[MAJOR SPOILERS ahead] To my chagrin, one of the early subplots of Christopher Nolan’s scifi epic Interstellar involves a young girl, Murph, who is convinced there is a ghost in her room. She explains to her father, Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey, that the ghost frequently pushes books off the bookshelf in her room. Cooper, […]

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Is This Man Literally Haunted By His Past?

Ghosts, Paranormal

At the age of 64, Harry Ross noticed something peculiar in a family photo. Taken outside Harry’s home in Rothesay, Bute, this photo shows him, his son Andrew, 26, and granddaughters Bonnie, five, and Leah, two. It also shows a mysterious face looking through the window that Harry and his family claim is Harry 42 […]

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Young Ghost Hunter Spends a Night at the Waverly Hills Sanitorium

Ghosts, Paranormal

The Ghost Diaries recently received an email requesting we put eyeballs on a ‘ghost’ photo. The email seemed to be from a young ghost hunter, or perhaps even a cabal of young ghost hunters at the Floyd Central High School in Southern Indiana. We were referred to an article published in The Bagpiper Online, the […]

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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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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 […]

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Confessions of a Paranormal Researcher Pt. 1

E.S.P, Paranormal, Unexplained

– Guest Post by the Banshee Anyone who tells you that he or she is a “paranormal expert” should probably not be trusted. This might be a strange way to start a series of posts on The Ghost Diaries about my own paranormal work and research. Call me way too traditional, but I do not […]

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The Creepy Urban Legend of the Black Eyed Kids

Entertainment, Most Read, Unexplained, Vampires

For a few years now, a collection of strange stories about black eyed kids has been bouncing around the Internet via paranormal forums and supernatural chat rooms. These stories have a single originating point–a creepy experience reported by journalist Brian Bethel on January 16, 1998. Brian claims he was approached in his car by two […]

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Taking Back ‘Paranormal’

E.S.P

The Ghost Diaries was created under a fairly simple driving mantra: 96% of the universe is unknown, and that’s pretty cool. As citizens of the free world, most of us have grown up in a consumer vacuum, brainwashed from birth to think monsters aren’t real and the world is largely understood. The news from the […]

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Ancient Hauntings: So Easy A Caveman Ghost Can Do It

Paranormal, Unexplained

This post is about cavemen ghosts and dinosaur ghosts. Yes. If you’re smirking let us humbly point out that half the world’s religions believe in deities arising from the dead. Are prehistoric ghosts really that much more absurd? People interested in paranormal activity often speak of ancient Indian burial grounds haunted by tribal spirits. But […]

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Is There Life After Death? Quantum Consciousness and Beyond

Unexplained

The modern worldview does not make it easy to believe in the afterlife. Science leaves little room for a conception of life after death. It’s much simpler, more logical, to view human consciousness as an immaterial interface that arises from neurochemical processes in the brain. Meaning there is no soul, no life after death. The […]

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Does the Ghost of Lincoln Haunt The White House?

Paranormal

It’s been made no secret that Michelle Obama is part of a long legacy of White House residents  to have sensed paranormal happenings and ghost sightings at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. For as much guff as Rosalynn Carter got over her New Age beliefs, no less than half a dozen other First Ladies have reported far […]

Grandpa Ghost

Grandpa Ghost

Paranormal

Although hauntings are fairly common, the photograph of a ghost is rarely claimed. When a ghost photograph is discovered that defies explanation, they are almost always photographed by accident. The photograph above was taken by Denise Russell of her grandmother on August 17, 1997. It wasn’t until three years later that she noticed a mysterious […]

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The Ghost on the Stairs

Paranormal, Unexplained

We here at Ghost Diaries think about ghosts frequently. Well, we think about a lot of paranormal things. But ghosts, for whatever reason, have a particular resonance. Perhaps this is because proof of ghosts, or of some kind of continuum between life and death, would offer a counter-argument to the far more horrifying vacuousness of […]

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Ghost Caught On Tape In Oklahoma

Paranormal, Unexplained

We here at Ghost Diaries are often times skeptical when we see supposed footage of ghosts on YouTube. A blur on a videotape is way more likely to be a meteor than a UFO and a ghostly figure wandering around a cemetery is far more likely to be special effects or, you know, an actual confused person walking […]

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Are Ghosts Information Patterns?

Paranormal, Unexplained

The idea of the spirit realm is not new. In fact, it’s one of the defining concepts in the collective imagination of our species. The earliest humans grappled with the idea of a spirit world. Philosophers like Descartes contemplated the divisions of the material world and the world of the mind. We are ‘haunted’ by […]