03/17/16

Creepy Wiki: 100 Spooky Articles from Wikipedia.com

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Enjoy reading about ghosts, ghouls, and other spooky phenomenon? Here are 100 creepy Wikipedia articles that will scare you silly.

Strange Phenomena and Events

  1. Min Min Light – “An unusual light phenomenon that has often been reported in outback Australia.”
  2. Deathbed Phenomena – “Refers to a range of paranormal experiences claimed by people who are dying.”
  3. Bilocation – “An alleged psychic or miraculous ability wherein an individual or object is located (or appears to be located) in two places at the same time.”
  4. Spontaneous Human Combustion – “Reported cases of the combustion of a living human body without an apparent external source of ignition.”
  5. Morberly-Jourdain Incident -“Claims of time travel and hauntings made by two women in 1901.”
  6. Electronic Voice Phenomena – “Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are supposedly not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings.”
  7. Spooklight – “A mysterious visual phenomenon allegedly experienced by witnesses in a small area known locally as the ‘Devil’s Promenade’ on the border between southwestern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma.”
  8. Hairy Hands – “The Hairy Hands are a pair of disembodied hands that appear suddenly, grab at the steering wheel of a moving car or the handlebars of a motorcycle, and then force the victim off the road.”
  9. The Devil’s Footprints – “After a heavy snowfall, trails of hoof-like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles. The footprints were so called because some people believed that they were the tracks of Satan.”
  10. Maco Light – “A supposedly anomalous light, or ‘ghost light,’ occasionally seen between the late 19th century and 1977 along a section of railroad track near the unincorporated community of Maco, North Carolina.”

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12/1/15

Reader Submission: The Haunted Farmhouse

 

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I grew up on a small farm in western New York. It was an old farmhouse, built in the 1850s. Weird stuff happened frequently. You’d set an object down, and it would disappear, only to reappear later in the same place. Being a farm, we had a lot of animals, particularly cats and dogs. The cats would often watch something we couldn’t see moving around the room, and sometimes they would hiss at nothing. My little sister and I had a lot of frightening experiences over the years.

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10/3/15

Reader Submissions: Demon Trouble

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The Bad Man in the Closet

“I lived in Illinois in a town called New Baden. I lived in a trailer that had a demon living inside my four-year-old daughter’s closet.

I closed her closet door every night, but the left side of the sliding doors would always be open in the morning. I said, ‘If you’re afraid of the bad man who lives in your closet, why do you  keep opening the door?’ She said, ‘Mommy I don’t. He does.’ When I asked what he looked like, she said he was naked and fat and red all over and that his eyes looked  funny. I drew several pictures of eyes – human eyes, cat eyes, and even and goat eyes with the rectangle pupil. When she saw the goat eyes, my daughter got all excited and said, ‘Those look like his eyes.’ My blood ran cold.

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08/16/15

Reader Submissions: 3 True Haunted House Stories

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In the mood for a haunting read? Here are three chilling tales submitted by Ghosts and Ghouls readers. We’ve got Ouija-induced terror, disembodied screams, and a haunted chalkboard. Pleasant dreams!

Chalk It Up to a Ghost

“When I was about 10 years old, I was convinced that there was the ghost of a little girl in my room. I would talk to her every night, and even though she wouldn’t respond, I always knew she was there.

One night I decided I wanted her to respond to me, so I looked all over my room for a piece of paper, but I couldn’t find one. Instead I pulled out an old, tiny, dusty chalkboard from my closet and set it on my bed next to a piece of chalk. I wasn’t quite sure what to ask, so I just said, “Um, so how many years have you been dead? Write your answer on the chalkboard if you are really here.’ Not thinking it would work, I fell asleep.

The next morning I got up, and looked at the chalkboard. There was no writing on it, so I picked it up to put it back in my closet. When I was walking there, the chalkboard hit the light. You could clearly see, written in the dust, the number 111. I don’t try to communicate with her anymore.”

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