December 2014 Articles, Pics, and Stories

NEW THINGS FOUND ON ANGELS & GHOSTS!
This month, our December 2014 newsletter shared some interesting content for you to check out (see below)…

More Spirit Angels & Ghosts ReadingAll Soul’s Day Spirit Picture
Surprising mist shows up in the street…
Shadow Ghost Touch
Ghost encounter of touching a dark spectre…
Faces in the Sky Photograph
Cloud formation…people peering back at you?
Ghost Figure in Light
Young daughter snaps an eerie-looking entity…
Ghost Face Imprint
iPad cover from a haunted house…
Digital Camera Errors – Not Ghosts
Camera-created things found in our photos…
Human Belief in Ghosts
Read our review of Roger Clarke’s book, ‘Ghosts’ before entering our giveaway!
8 Classifications of Ghosts
Peter Underwood’s observation of ghost types…
Past Life Story
Boy recalls dying in Lebanon as US soldier…

Holiday Ghost Giveaway 2014!

ghosts-roger-clarke-book-review-122014Our 2014 Holiday contest is alive and kicking!

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Roger Clarke’s latest book, Ghosts: A Natural History: 500 Years of Searching for Proof!

Get your entry to us by the end of December, 2014. We will announce our winners in January 2015, and the publisher of the book will ship out 3 copies to those we have selected.

It’s easy to enter, but you will need a great idea or indisputable evidence of ghosts or spirits to win. Visit our Holiday Ghosts Giveaway details page to learn more.

Contest Coming! Mystical Experiences, Apparitions Before Death…

ghosts-roger-clarke-book-review-122014Ghost Book Contest Coming!
Free book give-away ‘contest’ coming mid-December! Watch the Angels & Ghosts homepage or (sign up and) watch for our next newsletter to see the announcement!!

(Below: November 2014 Newsletter – sorry, we’re a little late in posting.)

Apparitions Before and After Death?
You may be well aware of seeing the ghosts of the deceased but were you aware that sightings of spirits of people before they pass is a well documented phenomena?

In 1889, London’s Society for Psychical Research published the report ‘On Apparitions Occurring Soon After Death.’ We think you’ll find the summation of their work rather astounding (hundreds of cases were studied).

Study Apparitions Occurring Soon After Death

most-haunted-buildings-of-britain-102014zzThe 40 Most Haunted Places in Britain
Stories of haunting and ghosts seem to pour out of the United Kingdom. Even the modern day ghost story can be credited back to writings that hail from Britain.

So, it is no surprise that there are a lot of haunts! Explore the 40 Most Haunted Buildings in Britain

Mystical Experiences: What Are They?
We did some study into the writings of William James, someone who explored religious and spiritual phenomena. Heck, he even founded the American Society for Psychical Research.

The following article outlines the common experiences found within mysticism: Mysticism and Mystical Experiences

savannah-ghosts-112014Instrumental Transcommunication History
When people use electronics to communicate with ghosts and spirits, the practice is known as Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC).

This video about the history of ITC is really well done and should be shared: Communication with the Deceased.

Mo’ Things to See and Read!
What is the ‘Savannah Ghost Show’?
We visit the haunted city and find out…
Ghost in Fire?
Photo sent to us from Sweden is waaay cool!
Fairmount Banff Springs Ghost Picture
Silhouette of a ghost girl possibly photographed…
Butchart Gardens Angel
Angel-looking water fountain formation…
Lord Combermere Ghost Picture
Updated story concerning this famous ghost pic!
The Devil: Collective Unconsciousness?
Working article in progress…

Worthy Read: Ghosts by Roger Clarke

ghosts-roger-clarke-book-review-122014I just finished reading and review this book by Roger Clarke – highly recommend it. My review can be found here: Human Belief in Ghosts.

I gave this one 5 Stars. It is a fantastic look into our desire to believe and perceive the supernatural. The connection Clarke found in our ghost sightings over 5 centuries is eye-opening!   – Louis

Camera Malfunctions or Ghosts?

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Recently, we received a photograph that challenged us to try and determine how it was made. The photo in question had a ‘ghost hand’ rising up and out of the hand of a young woman.

We knew it wasn’t a ghost because it looked like it had been added to the image by photo-editing software such as Photoshop – but we were told it was an unaltered photograph. And we do not believe the ghostly hand was knowingly added even though it appeared similar to an animated hand. Heck, if you are going to try and fool somebody, at least make it look like a real hand, right?

Our next thought was that maybe somebody had used a smartphone app to add in the fake ghost in an attempt to fool the person who had sent it to us. Nope. Then, we asked if the person had a ghost hunting app on their mobile device because some of these apps are bad news and will automatically add fake anomalies into photos to fool the user into believing they captured something paranormal. No. Hmm…

The only thing left to deduce from this might be one of several camera malfunctions, something that faltered during the imaging process. And so, we explored and pondered; and we wrote this cool article: Digital Cameras: Errors, Not Ghosts. Give it a read, and see if you have seen any of these types of camera-induced ‘ghosts.’

 

Happy Halloween! Haunted Houses, Vintage Ghost Costumes…

winged-cherubs-soul-effigies-death-heads-102014zzWinged Cherubs and Soul Effigies
Just in time for Halloween, we visited Boston to look at old grave markers in historic cemeteries.

You’ll find the gravestone carvings to be symbolic of the period’s changing spiritual beliefs…

Learn about Winged Cherubs, Soul Effigies, Death’s Heads

1883-first report-haunted-houses-092014zz1883 SPR Haunted Houses Report
To learn, we sometimes need to visit the past to examine research that’s preceded the work of modern ghost investigators.

We were thrilled to peruse an original study from London’s Society for Psychical Research on haunted houses. (It inspired our Best Ways to Prove Ghosts Are Real.)

Learn about the 1883 Report on Haunted Houses.

old-halloween-costumes-ghosts-102014zzHalloween Ghost Costume Photos
In what has become an October tradition, we collected some antique pics of ghostly garb. After all, some of this stuff is spookier than today’s store-bought stuff!

Check out some vintage photographs of Old Halloween Ghost Costumes.

AnG12014-Happy-HalloweenMore Halloween Treats!
(Some spooky pages found on Angels & Ghosts!)

‘Haunted Stuff’ Book Review
Stacey Graham’s new book…

The Enfield Poltergeist
Photos and story from an old case…is it real?

Society for Psychical Research
Newly created section about SPR from us…

Truck Stop Ghost Picture?
Odd anomaly raises photographer’s eyebrows…

Dudley Castle Grey Lady Ghost Photo
New ghost picture excites the United Kingdom.

- LC

Frank’s Box to Go Up for Sale – 2 of Them!

Just in time for Halloween, two original Frank’s Box ghost and spirit communication devices will be going up for sale by its owner who contacted Angels & Ghosts.

One ghost box can be used for both video and audio ITC (Instrumental Transcommunicationfranks-video-box-4-dd - the practice of making contact with spirits using an electronic device). This video box is # 4 and is considered a rare creation of Frank Sumption.

The other ghost box being offered for sale and made by Mr. Sumption is box #146. It was made in 2013, and it has both AM and FM options along with a few other unique features thrown in by its creator.

Learn more about both of them, including how you can make contact to buy them:
Frank’s Box Ghost Communicators Go Up for Sale.

Please Share: 5 Ghost Sightings That Prove Ghosts Are Real

We have developed an important infographic that you can share on social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram) that gives five types of ghost sightings that cannot be disproven – they actually prove that some apparitions that are witnessed are proof that ghosts exist!

We’ve also included more detailed 5-ghosts-sightings-that-are-real-2014xsexplanation – all can be found at: The Best Ways to Prove Ghosts Are Real.

Panoramic Test, Mass Miracle, Attacks, Famed Investigators & Movies!

September 2014 Newsletter
Welcome to our world of Angels & Ghosts! From the present to the past, we bet you’ll enjoy the latest spirit-themed photos, stories, articles and videos. – Louis

ghost-investigator-harry-price-20145Famed Ghost and Spirit Explorers
We must not forget those who came before us, and so, here’s our pick of four, noteworthy forefathers of paranormal investigation: Famous Ghost Investigators.

Miracle Seen by a Throng?
In 1917, thousands gathered on a Sunday to see if a prophetic miracle-of-the-sun-1917-xxword would come true, that a sign in the heavens would be given at noon.

What did they witness? Was it a natural occurrence or a real, spiritual sign?

Read: 1917 Miracle of the Sun

scratched-by-a-ghost-082014How Do Some Ghosts Attack?
Over the years, we have received quite a few real accounts from people who have undergone otherworldly, harrowing attacks by not-so-nice ghosts.

This month, we decided to compile and bring you some of their stories.

Read: Ghost Attacks

early-ghost-movies-92014zzGhosts & Haunting in Film
What was the first movie made that featured a haunting? What is one of the best, early films about ghosts and a haunted house?

We’ve sourced two early films for you to enjoy (from 1896 and 1921) – watch Early Ghost Movies.

More Must-See Pages on Angels & Ghosts!
Panoramic Camera Setting Ghosts
Careful! Camera settings can create ghosts…
Messiah Fest Angel Sighting?
Some say an angel visited her during praise…
Hanover Pennsylvania Haunting
Even the reporter and cameraman got freaked!
Ghosts and Religious Rites
Can we help spirits haunted by religious fears?
Book Review: Vanquishing Ghosts
Our thoughts on this newly released book…
‘Portland Hotel’ Ghost Picture?
Did an unseen guest observe them?
New Orleans Angel Picture
Bright streak of white appears on camera…
Hospital Ghost Visit
Some visitors may be best not seen…
Bathroom Peeking Ghost
Controversial ghost pic of a man in the window…
Whispering Ghost Video
Someone can be heard calling her name…

dt200vxHard-to-Find Ghost Box for Sale
We were able to recently source 2 older Sangean DT200VX radios that we’ve converted into ghost boxes. (This model has been known by ITC experimenters as one of the best models for ghost and spirit communication. The radio is no longer produced, making this model very difficult to find.)

The Sangean DT200VX radio has the perfect sweep rate for communication with ghosts and spirits…

Now’s your chance to pick up a Sangean ghost box while you still can!

Sangean DT200VX Ghost Box for Sale

Need to Know More About Haunted Objects

I recently reviewed the book, Haunted Stuff, by Stacey Graham.  And while it was a good read I must admit that it made me think more than provide me with answers.

haunted objects, stuff, items

We need to know more about haunted items and objects!

Most of what I have seen or read out in the paranormal community (TV’s Haunted Collector included) concerning the haunting of inanimate objects has left me wanting.

It would appear that few have experimented with haunted items to see if more could be learned about them, especially, the nagging question of “why.”

Even if John Zaffis (aka “the haunted collector” and self-proclaimed “Godfather of the Paranormal”) is right that if we remove haunted objects the paranormal activity will sometimes end, I have yet to hear or read a theory as to why or how objects become imbued with a negative spirit energy. I guess I am suggesting that there needs to be more experimentation with “stuff” that exhibits ghostly behavior in order to learn more.

It is my hope that someone takes up this charge and writes me about their findings. If not, I’ll add it to my list of things to explore in the future.  - Louis