Ghosts

Everybody loves a good ghost story. The peculiar thing about these ghosts stories – they’re purported to be true.

The Vallecas Case – the demonic possession of Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro provides compelling evidence of paranormal activity via the official police report of responding officers

The Valecas Case, the demonic possession and subsequent death of Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro, gained legendary status in Spain not just for the events, but for the number of first-hand witnesses including neighbors, friends, hospital workers, and the legal authorities (who filed an official report documenting the events they saw). A change in Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro’s behavior In early 1990, the family of 18-year-old Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro noticed an odd change in her behavior. The family, who lived in Vallecas, a municipality of Spain just south of Madrid, worried when Estefania began suffering from hallucinations and convulsions. In an instant, Estefania would burst into rages, barking, growling, and hissing at her brothers. She told the family she saw “shadows” walking through her room at night. The Lazaro family took

Deadman’s Island – haunted slash of rock in Vancouver earns sinister but befitting name

Deadman’s Island, Coal Harbor, Vancouver Located just south of Stanley Park in Coal Harbor, Vancouver, it’s a tiny slash of rock just 7 ½ acres in size. Today a Canadian naval base is located on the island. Soldiers stationed on the base will attest the continuation of a dark sequence of events stretching back to pre-European settlement days that earned the island its sinister name – Deadman’s Island. Native American occupation of Deadman’s Island The island’s first recorded history began with the Coastal Salish Indian tribes who occupied the area since 600 AD. The Northern and Southern Salish tribes were embroiled in a bitter war when the Southern Salish initiated an incredibly evil deception. After kidnapping 200 women, children, and elders from the Northern tribe, the Southern Salish

The real-life exorcism of Ronald Hunkeler – the true story that inspired The Exorcist

  In the beginning, Ronald Hunkeler was an anonymous boy, referred to variously as Ronald Doe, Robbie Mannheim, John Hoffman, or Roland Doe. Subject of a demonic possession, the events surrounding his exorcism were carefully documented by attending priest Raymond Bishop. Dr. J. B. Rhine, director of the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University, called the case the “most impressive manifestation he has heard of in the poltergeist field.” Decades later, the terrifying events were portrayed in the book and subsequent blockbuster movie, The Exorcist. Reports of a demonic possession surface In mid-1949, communities around Washington D.C. were riled after several newspapers printed reports of a demonic possession and exorcism that took place in Maryland. According to reports, more than forty-eight people witnessed the events. Newspapers hid the trued

Ghost caught on security cam in Japan – woman walks through it (circa 2011)

This video surfaced around 2011 and sparked much discussion. Years later, the consensus is still out – hoax or real? In the video, which was captured via a security cam on the streets of Japan, you will see a woman walking down the sidewalk (top-right side of frame). As she approaches a man standing stationary on the sidewalk, she turns her head to look at something on the opposite side of the street. By all appearances, she is about to walk right into the man. Instead, she walks right through him. Check out the video below. We’ve added additional post-processing zooms and slow-mo’s. Woman walks through ghost on Japanese street

At last! Ireland’s famous Grey Lady ghost captured on film!

It’s believed that a photograph of Ireland's famous ghostly apparition, the Gray Lady, has been captured on film at last. The picture, which shows a ghostlike body hovering above a tree-lined path, was shot at the Dark Hedges in Stranocum, County Antrim, a location recently made famous as King’s Road in the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”. Local photographer Gordon Watson captured the apparition on October 24, 2014 while shooting landscape photos of the Dark Hedges (an atmospheric, 300-year-old beech tree-lined path in Northern Ireland that approaches the famous Georgian mansion, Gracehill House). Kevin McAuley, a well-known local photographer, examined the original photo and insists that there’s no way the one-of-a-kind photo has been digitally enhanced. “It looks like a dress going towards the shape of a

Black-eyed children of Staffordshire, England – mysterious childlike beings seek permission to enter person’s abode

Described as childlike beings with eerie coal black eyes, no iris or pupils, and pale, white skin, a scourge of mysterious black-eyed children have been reported throughout England in recent months (2014).  Commonly sighted in the area since the 1980’s, there are hundreds of reports of black-eyed children, often seen in groups of two or more, who ask for permission to enter the person’s home or vehicle.  Witnesses often report an overwhelming feeling of dread and despair in their presence.  What the black-eyed children seek is not known. Reports of black-eyed children increase in 2014 In August 2014, a woman reported an encounter with a black-eyed child after hearing deathly screams while on a walk with her daughter near the marshy countryside of Cannock Chase in the county

Haunted dolls – when demonic and spiritual entities take possession of inanimate objects

There are many documented cases of demonic entities and ghostly spirits inhabiting inanimate objects.  Historical accounts of books, vases, boxes, automobiles and of course, houses, have been reported to become “possessed” with otherworldly spirits but one of the most common inanimate objects subject to demonic or ghostly possession are toys – particularly children's’ dolls. The demonic possession of Annabelle the Doll Most readers are familiar with the case of Annabelle the Doll, the Ed and Lorraine Warren investigation of the demonic entity that dwelt inside a Raggedy Ann Doll (and mentioned in the movie, The Conjuring). The doll had been given to a young nursing student as a birthday present from her mother. Shortly thereafter, the woman (Donna) and her roommate (Angie) noticed that the position and

Terrified professional cricket players refuse to stay at London’s haunted Langham Hotel

England’s ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) cricket players are convinced that their five-star central London hotel is haunted. Reports from England this week reveal several players have requested to switch rooms and their wives have refused to stay at the world-renowned Langham Hotel after players and their families experienced strange noises, lights and water faucets turning on by themselves, and ghostly spirits wandering the hallways of the legendary haunted hotel. ECB player Stuart Broad told reporters his paranormal encounter left him sleepless: “It was so hot in the room I just couldn’t sleep. All of a sudden the taps in the bathroom came on for no reason. I turned the lights on and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again

Eerie Facebook messages from dead girlfriend push grieving boyfriend to mental breakdown

It quickly became a viral sensation as the world watched a grieving boyfriend pushed to the edge of mental breakdown after being tortured by eerie Facebook messages from his dead girlfriend. Whether a hoax, made-up story, purposeful manipulation, or real spirit unable to find a means to move on – it’s so creepy, you’ll probably lose sleep over it. The death of Emily and the breakdown of Nathan According to posts on Reddit (in a forum where stories are supposed to be "true" and nobody is allowed to ridicule the poster), Nathan's girlfriend Emily died in a horrific three-car crash on August 7, 2012 after a vehicle ran a red light and struck her car.  She died instantly on the scene.  About a year later, in late 2013, Nathan says

The Philip Experiment – did a 1972 scientific experiment conjure a spirit or create a real ghost?

The 2014 movie The Quiet Ones, portrayed a historic event known as The Philip Experiment. What many do not know is that The Philip Experiment was an actual historic research project conducted by a Toronto organization in 1972 in an effort to prove that paranormal entities such as demons, spirits, ghost, and poltergeists were manifestations produced by human will through expectation, imagination, and visualization. A prominent group of citizens, three men and five women with no interest in the occult, participated in the study, the results of which not only shocked the group but stunned the world. The how and why of The Philip Experiment has never been answered leaving many to wonder - did the group accidentally summon a demonic or spiritual entity or did

The Ammons family demonic possession and exorcism – home described as “portal to hell”

The demonic possession of the Latoya Ammons family The demonic haunting and possession of the Latoya Ammons and her family will go down in history as one of the best documented and most widely witnessed demonic possession in history. With over 800 pages of official documentation and dozens of first-person accounts from reliable eyewitnesses including police officers, a police captain, Department of Child Services officials, security guards, ministers, psychologists, and a Catholic priest, many consider the case to one of the best examples of demonic possession to date. The series of strange events began in December 2011, one month after the Ammons family, mother Latoya Ammons, grandmother Rosa Campbell, and their three young children, moved into their new home on Carolina Street in Gary, Indiana. It was

Haunted White House – rumors of ghostly apparitions inside the White House date back 200 years

The photo above, featuring an east view along the south wall of the White House, was taken during the remodeling of the White House on May 25, 1950 by National Parks Service photographer Abbie Rowe and shows a transparent human-shaped figure towards the rear of the room.  Various explanations have been offered including long exposure and reflected light but none explain why the ghostly figure in question is transparent while other persons in the photograph are so clear.  The consensus is that the photograph is authentic and unaltered.  The ghostly figure that appears in the photo however, is still unknown. Reports of ghostly apparitions at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are nothing new.  The White house maintains a haunted legacy that dates back well over 200 years.  Even

Is this the ghostly spirit of a small child refusing to leave an abandoned school building?

Not much is known about this new, hotly-debated picture that surfaced yesterday other than it was shot in an abandoned elementary school in a rural, mountainous area of the United States and it shows no signs of trickery. Around 2011, the school, which was several decades old, was about to be torn down. An ex-student returned to the old building to take a few pictures before the structure was demolished. The picture was shot with his cell phone and the photographer claims he did not notice the small child until after he downloaded the photos from his phone to his computer. What do you think - an inanimate object playing tricks with shadows or the ghost of a small child refusing to leave the old decrepit school

Are children more psychic than adults? From the mouths of babes – true stories that will scare you speechless

Are children more psychic than adults? It is often said that children have a sixth sense that is particularly attuned to spirits of those who have passed away (including themselves if you believe in reincarnation).  The predominant cause cited is because their conscious minds, controlled primarily by the left brain, are not as developed as adults.  Others feel their laser-sharp psychic ability manifests at an early age because they are more open to possibilities than “trained” adults who over time, program children to tune out and dismiss anything they see and hear that doesn't fit into the physical world.  Whatever the reason, children around 3-5 years old often demonstrate an uncanny ability to see and hear things that adults cannot sense.  If you find this hard to envision,

Real-life “Chucky” doll – 104-year-old Robert the Doll, possessed by evil spirits, terrorizes families and curses anyone who takes its picture

Real life Child’s Play “Chucky” doll – Robert the evil Doll It has long been rumored that Chucky, the evil serial killer doll in the movie Child’s Play, was based in part on a real-life, 104-year-old doll known as Robert the Doll.  The pint-sized chunk of straw-stuffed clothing and cloth was alleged to be possessed by evil spirits that terrorized every family that was unfortunate enough to come into possession of the devilish toy. Robert the Doll (known variously as Robert the Haunted Doll, Robert the Evil Doll, Robert the Possessed Doll, or Robert the Enchanted Doll) was first owned by talented Key West artist and book author Robert (Gene) Eugene Otto who was given the doll in 1906, when he was just six years old, by an angry Bahamian servant who was well-versed