Memories Are Passed On Through DNA: How Is this Not ‘Paranormal’?

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Scientists recently announced the discovery that memories seem to be passed down through the generations through DNA. “The experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.” At first mention, one may think to oneself: okay, this makes sense, big deal. But actually […]

A Special Study on Magic

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Guest post by MICHAEL EDMISTON Magic is not dead. It never died, it merely slumbers, just beneath the surface of our modern, materialist, techno-industrial globalized culture. Magic has been with us since the beginning. It is practiced in some form by every culture in the world, and has been throughout history. Today, though we in […]

Young Ghost Hunter Spends a Night at the Waverly Hills Sanitorium

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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 […]

Insidious 2 is a Bank Heist

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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 […]

How to Analyze a Ghost Recording (EVP)

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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 […]

How to Record Real Ghost Audio (EVP)

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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 […]

The Guide to Finding Ghosts: Audio and Paranormal Research

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Guest post by the Banshee If the explosion in paranormal media has done anything for modern society, it has gotten all manner of folk hip in the latest in audio and video equipment and gadgets. This might seem as though it has always been, but at the turn of this millennium almost no one in […]

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

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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 […]

New Bizarre Twists in the Macabre Case of Elisa Lam

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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 […]

Confessions of a Paranormal Researcher, Part 2: The Ghosts of Slaves

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-Guest post by the Banshee The greatest skill I bring to my work with the spirit world is the fact that I have paid attention to the “wages of sin” or the consequences of generations of psychological and physical abuse in my family. So when I am called into a spiritual situation, no matter how […]