Paranormal

Category: Paranormal

Do you believe in ghosts? Yes, I’m talking to you. Well, do you? Do you believe in ghosts?

I’ve always been fascinated by things that go bump in the night. I remember as a child devouring the old Usborne volume on ‘Ghosts’ and being ecstatic when I stumbled upon copies of Fate magazine. My imagination was filled with stories of the restless dead that left my heart fluttering with panic. I didn’t want to imagine what would happen if I actually encountered a spirit that refused to rest in its grave despite being bound with wards and blessing. It was terrifyingly thrilling.

It’s funny how one or two statements uttered in a casual conversation can lead to the genesis of an entire book project. I suppose that’s both the curse and joy of those who continually court the writing muse. Everything is fruit for a story or writing project. In fact, I find that there are days where I might often toss out as many as a half dozen ideas.

“Where do you get your ideas?” is a question I am often asked.

I’ve always found it challenging to answer that, because, for me, the answer is simple.

Everywhere.

Your Haunted Ontario

Posted on August 28 by Kyle

There have been many haunting experiences at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. One of the most notable ghosts inhabits Stong’s Second House which was built in 1832.

People have reported hearing footsteps, noises, and doors opening and closing. Those unexplained activities are said to be the work of the ghost of Michael Stong who died in 1845 and was the first person to be buried at Black Creek’s cemetery.

When honest and reliable witnesses report their experiences of paranormal phenomena, there would seem to be five possible explanations – as far as we can ascertain after more than 50 years of investigating.

The first type of phenomena can best be described as Shakespearean or Dickensian ghosts – the surviving souls or spirits of what were once human beings. Hamlet’s father and Scrooge’s partner Marley are prime examples.  These are purposeful ghostly entities with messages for the living.

Indicators that your home may be haunted.

Things being moved or missing

Sounds of walking, knocking, banging, whistles, snapping, glass breaking, furniture being moved. (Rarely any evidence)

Doors and or windows opening or closing

Lights or appliances turning on or off

Black shadows that are seen quickly with your peripheral vision

Mists, smoke, orbs or apparitions

Whispers or voices, unexplained music

Unexplained cold or hot spots

Unexplained items appearing

From my earliest memories, I remember the special thrill of holding a new book in my hands, turning it over, investigating the front and back covers before carefully cracking it open and exploring inside. (I should add that by “new book” I mean a book that was new to me – it could be a library book, borrowed from a friend, passed on from a relative or purchased at a local garage sale.

Interview with Richard Palmisano, author of Meeting Place of the Dead  thumbnail

Today Richard Palmisano talks to us about his new book Meeting Place of the Dead, and the chilling experiences that he and his team had while they investigated a particular house.

How did you come up with the idea for this work?

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