11/28/17

Ghosts of the Cocoanut Grove Fire

On November 28, 1942, nearly 500 men and women perished in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire. Do their ghosts still haunt the site of the disaster 75 years later?

The Fire

In 1942, Cocoanut Grove was one of Boston’s most popular nightspots. On the night of the fire, more than 1,000 revelers were packed in a building rated for just 460 occupants. Though officials never identified a specific cause, the blaze likely started after a teenage busboy lit a match near one of the nightclub’s decorative palm fronds. In less than a minute, the fire spread across the nightclub’s fabric-covered ceiling, showering patrons with sparks and bits of burning fabric. The fireball then traveled up a narrow stairway to the main level and soon spread to the entire nightclub.

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12/31/16

The Most Popular Posts of 2016

Another year has come and gone, and that means it’s time to look back and see which posts got the most traffic. Below you’ll find the top 10 posts of 2016. Any favorites?

100 Chilling Ghost Photos – Here are 100 spooky photos from around the world

Haunted Disney: True Ghost Stories – Could the “happiest place on Earth” also be one of the most haunted?

Cops Share True “On Duty” Ghost Stories – Real ghost stories from the men and women in blue.

Top 25 Ghost Photos from Reddit.com – Here are the 25 most popular photos from Reddit.

Real Nurses Share True Ghost Stories – Nurses share their frightening encounters with the paranormal

Creepy Stories from the Woods – Sometimes the wildlife isn’t all you have to worry about.

Real EMTs Share True Ghost Stories – 5 true ghost stories from real-life paramedics.

The 7 Most Common Types of Ghost Photos – Here are the seven types of ghost photos I see most frequently.

2013 Ghost Photos: 15 Creepy Pics – 15 chilling ghost pictures from 2013.

5 Chilling Tales from Reddit – Five horrifying tales from Reddit.com

08/28/16

Paranormal Q&A: Para Sceptic

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Welcome to Paranormal Q&A! In this series, I interview paranormal investigators, authors, and more to learn about their interests and experiences in the field. If you’re interested in being featured, contact me here or email me at ghostsghoul@gmail.com. This week, I talk with Para_Sceptic, a paranormal researcher in the U.K.

Why are you interested in the paranormal?

It’s the pure unknown factor. It is in our human nature to question things we don’t understand and think paranormal research is proof of that.

There were three experiences throughout my life that always made me want to question what was going on. But at the time, i just accepted it and carried on with life.

I started investigating with my girlfriend to find out if any of the paranormal claims were real. After a while, we started getting EVPs and were hooked on the paranormal from that point.

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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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