A Spooky Tour Through Haunted Disneyland

In the world of strange hauntings and say places there is sometimes a place that seems like it couldn’t be more different from what one might imagine such a place should be. Perhaps nowhere else could be further from the typical impression of a haunted place than the world famous Disneyland, in Anaheim, Florida. This is a place of good times, bright characters, and happy, smiling people. How could it…

Bizarre Cases of Phantom White Hounds

One very pervasive feature upon the landscape of the strange is that of the spectral, phantom hound. No doubt the most famous of these is the black dogs of the British Isles; demonic entities often associated with the Devil that room the countryside in the form of fierce hounds the black of night, which were often seen as a portent of death and destruction. Yet there is a lesser known…

Ghosts in the Machine: The Strange World of Haunted TVs

Even as we have progressed as a species and our technology has become ever more advanced, stories of hauntings and communications from the dead have always followed us around. The only difference is that they seemed to have evolved along beside us, changing along with our world and seemingly working their way into our technology. Whereas once ghosts leapt out from old decrepit houses and Ouija boards, now they seem…

Yuki-Onna, The Snow Ghost of Japan

In Japanese folklore, supernatural entities and phenomena are known as yōkai, and they come in many different shapes and sizes, good and bad. Some are monsters, some are demons. Others are shapeshifters, ghosts, or various inexplicable manifestations. You know, the sorts of things we often cover here. They’re all unique in their own strange ways, but given that we’re approaching winter, I thought we’d take a brief look at one of…

Visual Tracers: Optical Anomalies and Ghostly Phenomena Through the Ages

“No ghost was every seen by two pairs of eyes.” At least, such were the words of Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher and historian, though perhaps modern science lends some credence to this notion. With this in mind, there is an obscure, and certainly unusual optical condition that was recently brought to my attention, through a correspondence with a woman who had been a longtime experiencer of the ailment in question….

A Wailing Ghost In Brooklyn

XAVIER ORTEGA Sr. Editor at GhostTheory A cold darkness permeated Brooklyn’s east side one night in 1894. Under a bright moonlight, the cobblestone streets glistened as a thick fog poured over them. A fog that made its way down the hills surrounding Brooklyn’s Ward 27. An area surrounded by cemeteries that were almost as old as the dark, wet dirt that fills them. On these empty streets, five young women found themselves ankle-deep…

Ghost of Tom Potter

On Groom’s Hill, Greenwich, there resides a friend of mine, Mr. H—–d, a gentleman of great respectability, of varied attainments and of considerable mental ability, a student of literature, religion, and science. His position is that of an underwriter at Lloyd’s, and in the society of his wife and children he enjoys a wholesome domestic life. Among those persons engaged in this comfortable household in the year 1866, was a…

The Mystery of the Phantom Black Flash

A common feature in the world of the strange and paranormal is that of the phantom being. Throughout history there have been various stories, tales, and reports of bizarre, mysterious shadowy figures that seem to lurk just beyond the periphery of our reality, to only make themselves known when they wish to instill terror within our hearts. These shadow people and phantom figures seem to have have rooted themselves into…

The Murderous Ghost of the Chain Strangler

Ghosts are certainly scary enough as it is. Even scarier still is ghosts that lash out to do harm, and even more frightening than that is ghosts that kill. Although murderous ghosts have long been the realm of horror films, within the world of the paranormal it is actually quite rare for these apparitions to kill, yet it is not unheard of. For whatever reasons it seems that some spirits…

Mysterious Cases of Creepy Cursed Dolls

Dolls are certainly creepy enough as it is. With their dead stares as they look off into the distance, and their weird features that seem almost a mockery of the human form, it is no wonder these objects have become a favorite of a plentitude of horror stories and movies. Yet it appears that stories of these dolls becoming even more frightening than their unsettling appearance may suggest bring accounts…

Beware the Supernatural Bathroom Spirits, Toilet Deities, and Dung Demons

Every place in the world has its own legends and superstitions. These led to beliefs about gods, demons, and spirits which haunt a certain location. Even toilets have their own otherworldly beings. Toire no Hanako-san: A Small Girl Haunting Schools In Japan, Toire no Hanako-san (meaning “Hanako of the Toilet”) is a little girl dressed in a red skirt who has bobbed hair and inhabits the third stall on the…

Talking with Ghosts? Eusapia Palladino, a Medium Who Drew in Scientists

The world of scientists, writers, and other intellectuals was charmed by her and curiosity made them attend her séances – Eusapia Palladino was an enigma who could supposedly communicate with the dead. She was a supernatural phenomenon of her times. Eusapia was born on January 21, 1854 in Minervino Murge, Bari Province, Italy. When she was very young, she married a theatrical artist and traveling conjuror named Raphael Delgaiz. Many…