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.

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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

4,000 Pages and Counting! August, 2014 Newsletter

August 2014

me-sepia-brdrWe’re growing at Angels & Ghosts – today, you can search our site and explore thousands of pages!

In the future, we’ll be exploring and adding more of what I deem to be “fringe topics” that somehow relate to spirits. Call it “website expansion.” Stay tuned…  - Louis

peculiar family ghostsGhosts As an Inheritance?

All of us have heard of “odd” types of haunting, things that just do not make a whole lot of sense in the ghost investigation world.

This month, we are featuring an article about family ghosts from author Elliott O’Donnell who explores ghosts that are passed down, from generation to generation, within families.

Read: Peculiar Family Ghosts

paranormal experiences in the brainParanormal Experiences: In Our Brains?

We thought we might bring you a skeptical viewpoint that may explain some ghost, angel and spirit experiences.

Let’s open our minds and consider some naturally occurring processes of the human brain.

Read: Paranormal Experiences in the Brain?

the watchers: angels powersWho Are the Watchers?

In ancient manuscripts, such as the Bible, there are references to “watchers” that interact with people. Were they angels? Fallen angels or what?

This month we explore some of the ideas about these mysterious beings!

Article: The Watchers

Paranormal Pondering!

More enticing bits from Angels & Ghosts to ruminate upon!

What is a Simulacrum?
Thoughts about entities and ghosts…
New Orleans’ Haunted Gardette-Lepretre Mansion
The Sultan’s House murders…and haunting.
Russian House Eaves Ghost Photo
How did a man’s likeness get up there?!
Headless Ghost
Decapitated man shows up in 2 pics…ghosts?
Ghostly Cat Face
Incredible feline likeness in her haunted house!
’57 Buick Ghost?
Cool story and faces…but is it a ghost?
Haunted House in Hawaii
Can paradise really have a dark side?
2014 Ghost Conventions!
New updates for upcoming paranormal events!

Vanquishing Ghosts & Demons

vanquishing-ghosts-demons-book-082014zzI recently wrote a review for a new book that shares stories about dealing with dark entities. The book is entitled, “Vanquishing Ghosts and Demons.”

Ranging from ghosts to incubii, the book shares tale after tale about what author Sandrea Mosses encountered and how she and her team worked together to rid tormented victims of the spirit abuses suffered.

I must say I enjoyed the book even though I do not believe in the demonic (I tend to think we label things as “demons” in Western culture when something has “evil” intent. Demons in our culture are primarily based upon prominent Christian religious teachings whose creation can be traced back to origins hundreds of years after Jesus).

That said, this book is an interesting read and its author is experienced. Read my book review of Vanquishing Ghosts & Demons.

Scratched by a Ghost

scratched-by-a-ghost-082014Over the years of publishing information about interactions with spirits and ghosts, we have heard about attacks from ghosts — things like being touched, pinched, pushed or scratched. And some of it has happened to us, personally, or to our friends who investigate cases of haunting.

While this subject can be frightening stuff, we feel it necessary to let people know it is not the norm. Ghost attacks do happen, but attacks from people WITH bodies also occur. If ghosts are people, and we believe they are, why would we expect behavior of human spirits to be any different than those of us who walk the Earth in bodies, seriously?

There’s an old saying: “Wherever you go, there you are.” 

We can’t run from our problems and, so it would seem, that dying does not instantly cure our mistaken thinking, latent fears, or patterned (poor) behavior. So, I guess the point I am attempting to make is that some ghosts certainly behave evilly; that makes sense to me. But most ghosts do not behave like devils.

Ghost Scratches: Say What?
Of the different ghost stories we hear about, the oddest might concern accounts of “ghost scratches” when you think about it (and we hear a lot of strange stuff). If you have not been scratched by a ghost or heard about it before, allow me to explain. The victim of a ghost scratching attack will describe first feeling a burning sensation on either their face, limbs or torso, seemingly coming from out of nowhere. Then, red marks will typically appear on the surface of the skin. (For an example of this, read about the Hanover, PA Haunting where scratching and pinching are said to be common occurrences.)

Ghost Scratches: Questions
Because paranormal scratching  is odd, I cannot help but have a hundred questions about such attacks. What would cause someone to want to scratch another (OK, let’s say to deter); and if this phenomenon is truly a ghost scratching another person, then why this method of attack? Is it easier for ghosts to pull off scratching people (because of no body) than, say, punching someone in the face? Why or how do the scratches burn? How do some ghosts learn to do this — is there a learning curve? I’ll stop there.

In my book, Helping Ghosts, we investigated several cases that involved nasty ghost behavior, and I was fortunate not to encounter an attack though we did face down some menacing spirits in our attempt to end the haunts and help the lost spirits (and homeowners). And some of our fellow investigators did experience attacks.

All of this has simply led me to believe that there is so much we do not yet understand about ghosts, why these spirits behave certain ways, and our interpretation of that behavior. The best we can do as investigators of the unknown is to keep an open mind, try not to make assumptions, and remain wise but fearless.  - Louis

Ghosts & Spirit Studies: July 2014 Newsletter

Author, Louis CharlesWe’re blending old and new this month: old in that we are sharing some history of ghost and spirit studies. The past should be understood and not discarded or forgotten.

For something new, I’ve brought back with me some local ghostly lore from the Outer Banks. And for fun, we’ve added our new rate-a-photo widget to all of our picture and video galleries. Give it a try!
- Louis

Ghost History ArticlesHistory and Ghost Investigation
Let’s not forget the past. We wanted to look back at history to see what we could learn about the mystery of ghosts. Here are but a few articles and stories to consider…

Blog Post: History is Missing with Today’s Ghost Hunters
Article: Capturing Ghosts on Film
Story: First Documented Ghost in the United States
Story: Florida Poltergeist of 1967

Rate a Photo or VideoNew! Rate-a-Photo or Video
Rate a pic or video to see the voting results! It’s finally here! We’ve added a custom “rate-a-photo widget” to our picture and video galleries, site-wide. Now, you can vote, see the results, and share it on social media! Why not give it a try by rating some 2013-2014 Ghost Pictures?

 

ghosts-haunting-outer-banks-north-carolina-72014zzOuter Banks: Haunted?
Tales of pirates, phantoms and hoodoos. We were surprised to find quite a few tales of haunting in and near North Carolina’s barrier islands. So, we made our basecamp at Roanoke Island and went exploring.

Article: Outer Banks Ghosts & Haunting

 

Scottish GhostParanormal Visuals & Perusals
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St Mary in the Castle Ghost? Is that a giant face in the mist?
What is a Banshee? The eerie lore behind this phantom tale…
Alcatraz Ghost Woman Prison ghost pic haunts the web recently!
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Can Ghosts Produce Snow? A mysterious snowstorm is witnessed inside a home!
Ghosts of the Whitehouse Historic spirit experiences in the Presidents residence…
Smithsonian Museum Ghost Update! A second pic of a man’s face near General Sheridan’s horse…
German Cemetery Ghost? A foto of a soldier spectre goes viral…and may be a fake!
What is an Apport? Old school ghost hunting term has application today.
Taxi Crash Angel Rescue A woman is pulled from a deadly cab and healed…
Can Ghost Photos Be Art? Blog post about photographic fakery of the supernatural…
Pengwern Arms Ghost Girl Did someone with Gwynned Paranormal snapshot a girl’s spirit?
Seeing Shadows She recalls seeing a shadow person stare her down…

Ghosts and Inspiration from Art

capturing-ghosts-film-72014drHave you ever wondered what the first, real ghost picture might have been? What about the first “faux” ghost photograph: when did it first occur to someone that they could fool humanity into believing the false?

But was it really fooling people or, perhaps, actually “inspiring” us to consider the supernatural?

Something (Capturing Ghosts on Film) great for us to contemplate was put forth by writer Robert Irving over a decade ago as a magazine article for Fortean Times, and I think Irving’s thoughts are still very relevant, even in light of today’s far-flung chicanery — the onslaught of false ghost and spirit photos we see being shared, daily, thanks to the smartphone apps that help to create the odd and eerie “phantasmal” imagery. I can sum up Irving’s idea as this: we are mesmerized by the metaphysical.

Mankind has certainly been inspired by media — first artistic renderings, statues, paintings and the like — and in modern times, photography and videography have been added to our art forms, allowing us to “conceive” glimpses into the afterlife, or at least what many of us might choose to believe is a depiction of what could await us at the end of our earthly lives.

In retrospect, I am beginning to wonder if we should continue to hold disdain for the faked photographs polluting the web. Could it be wiser to simply give in and share them with others? Of course, I hate the idea of contaminating possible real evidence with the false; but it seems even the real thing is discounted, anyway, even after laying out the best case possible for each ghostly experience.

Are we better off to share something that may spark an interest or, at least, a consideration of the paranormal? Sometimes, I think so. It could just be a new form of art.

Ghost Picture Alert!

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We just received a second photo taken at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum that validates a ghost picture we had posted a few years ago.

Taken one year apart by two different photographers who do not know one another, a similar-looking ghostly head has appeared at the display case of the horse, “Winchester.” Though we have considered the phenomenon to be the product of similar lights shining on the case, or something of that nature, what is compelling is that the most recent ghost photograph has a more well defined nose and mouth when compared to the other photo. This would lead us to believe that, though similar, the face has been photographed at different phases of its manifestation.

You can see both photos of the ghost face, here: Smithsonian Ghost.