Kindred Spirits Season 3 Coming to Travel Channel

By Tony Sokol

Kindred Spirits

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry check out familiar haunts for Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits.

Travel Channel’s series Kindred Spirits will haunt the ghosts as it returns from the cold sleep of the off season. Panormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry “know that those who have passed might return, and that is when the true danger begins,” according to a press statement. Kindred Spirits season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 24 at 10 p.m.

“With its broader locations and terrifying tales, the new season of Kindred Spirits is right at home on Travel Channel,” Jane Latman, general manager of Travel Channel, said in a statement. “Amy and Adam have built a strong trust with their fans who can’t get enough of their unique perspective of helping the haunted by reconstructing the faded stories of the dead — their investigations bring peace to the living and give a voice to the afterlife.”

Throughout the 10-episode run, Bruni and Berry travel to “evil and historic locations” to uncover the truth behind America’s most intense paranormal activity. They explore properties that were used as orphanages and asylums, as well as personal homes inhabited by aggressive entities. The series will feature special guests like psychic medium Chip Coffey and paranormal researcher John Tenney to help them track the untrackable.

Bruni and Berry enter America’s “darkest locations demanding answers to the most chilling, haunted mysteries,” according to the press statement. “Discovering and confronting paranormal activity is just the first step.”

During each one-hour episode, the investigators try to “determine who or what haunts the space and whether it’s safe for the living to remain,” according to the press statement. “Their multi-layered investigations dig into the past in order to identify the dead and analyze the threat. With an arsenal of paranormal tools and their hands-on investigation style, the duo brings peace to those tormented by restless spirits by giving a voice to the dead.”

Amy Bruni brings more than 20 years of investigative experience to help people reclaim their homes and lives from the mysteries of the unknown. Prior to communing with those who passed over, she traversed the frightening world of the health insurance industry. Deciding to follow her dreams and turn death probes into a livelihood, Bruni began traveling the country to visit its most haunted places, researching the group dynamics of ghost-hunting teams and lecturing on the history of paranormal investigation.

Bruni was a staple on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters and served as the team’s historical researcher for seven seasons Beginning in 2008. During that time she met Adam Berry. In 2014, she left the show to stay home with her family and start her own business, a boutique paranormal travel company called Strange Escapes. The birth of her daughter and the importance of family have brought new value to Bruni’s investigations, putting more focus on helping families try to reach the spirits of their loved ones.

Adam Berry’s love and passion for the paranormal ignited from an extremely haunting experience he had in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Berry founded his own investigation team operating out of Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 2007, to document cases and bring answers to those experiencing strange activity in their homes. In 2010, he won Syfy’s reality competition show, Ghost Hunters Academy, earning a coveted spot on the network’s hit original series, Ghost Hunters, where he met and first teamed up with his investigation partner, Amy Bruni. When Berry isn’t looking for ghosts, he is the executive director of the Provincetown non-profit theater company Peregrine Theatre Ensemble.

Kindred Spirits is produced for Travel Channel by Paper Route. For Paper Route, the executive producers are Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Alan LaGarde. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Christine Shuler, Jane Latman is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

Kindred Spirits season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 24 at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.
(Article Source – DenofGeek.com)

WHAT ARE ATTACHMENT SPIRITS?

By Sarah Petruno

This is a long post, so buckle up!

Before we get into attachment spirit talk, I want to first talk about what an attachment is in general, spiritually speaking.

An attachment is something that is attached to you, spiritually and energetically, and is probably something that you need to release.

An attachment can be:

  • a thought-form
  • a behavioral pattern
  • energy that you were releasing that stuck around anyway
  • an idea
  • a hope or dream you had that didn’t come to fruition
  • your own shadow self
  • other people’s shadows
  • soul fragments that weren’t fully retrieved
  • pretty much anything that has an energy can be attached to your energy…
  • Which means, that an attachment spirit is a spirit that is attached to your energy.
  • Typically, attachment spirits are earthbound spirits that are attached to a living individual.

Earthbound Spirits

In the minutes, hours, and days after dying, once the spirit has left the physical body, that individual spirit is given the choice – to cross over into the Light (Heaven, the Other Side, whatever you want to call it), or not. No one is forced to cross over into the Light, this is a choice. For any number of reasons, a spirit can choose to not cross into the Light and remain in the physical plane, on Earth.

Why would someone not choose to cross over?

Perhaps they felt this wasn’t their time, and there are things they still have to do on Earth, and wish to stay.

Maybe they didn’t realize they died, as is often the case in traumatic and sudden passings, and were too much in a state of shock or disbelief, that they missed their chance to cross into the Light, or simply, didn’t believe that they were dead.

It’s possible that, when alive, the individual didn’t believe in “The Light,” and as a matter of belief, decided not to go towards this Light during their crossing. (Or didn’t even see it because they didn’t believe existed, and thus, perception.)

Some spirits actually choose to stay as part of their soul path.

But most, just got lost and had some emotional baggage to deal with before they were ready to cross over.

Whatever the reason, individuals can and DO choose to stay on earth and not cross into the Light. These individuals, are commonly referred to as Earthbound Spirits.

They are not alive, and they are not crossed over, they are spirits bound to the Earth Plane.

An Earthbound spirit is also commonly known as a ghost. Usually, when people say ghost, they are referring to a spirit who hasn’t crossed over.

Alright, so here’s where it starts to involve you.

As it pertains to energy, you and I, as living, breathing, individuals, receive our energy from food, water, Source energy. This is how we keep living – by consuming food and water, and being connected to what some people called Life Force Energy, but I call Source Energy.

Upon death, individuals that cross into the Light, and now only exist in spirit are without a physical body. They are unable to consume food and water, this can no longer be their energy source. To continue existing, as a crossed over spirit, their energy comes from Source. From the Divine. From the Universe. Whatever you want to call it. By crossing into the Light, an individual is able to continue to their energetic existence, as a spirit, by drawing upon this energetic source.

Okay, so then what happens if you die and lose access to your own physical body and do not cross into the Light? You become earthbound, a ghost.

You don’t have a body now, so that means no food and water for energy. You didn’t cross into the Light, so shamanically speaking, you don’t have that as an energy source.

SOOOO, if you stayed behind on earth, you need some kind of energy source. (I conceptualize this space as the Middle World, in shamanic terms. It’s kinda like a “grey area” for spirits, a kind of purgatory).

If you’ve ever seen the movie Ghost, you know that ghosts need some to generate some kind of energy to make things happen. In Ghost, they hang out in subway stations and peoples homes – all sources of residual electrical type energy that they can draw on.

But not everyone does that!

PICTURE THIS.

You’re dead but it was sudden that you don’t even realize you’re dead for a bit. It takes you some time to figure that out, if you even do. You may just think no one can hear you and you’re in some kind of an alternate reality. So, you might start to feel really panicked.

Imagine if you were trying to communicate with people and be seen for YEARS and it wasn’t working. You wanted to talk to someone about what happened, make sense of it, maybe know where your family was.

A human in a panicked state like this figures things out pretty quickly. One of the things that an earthbound needs to figure out is how to generate energy to move around, move picture frames or whatever, make stuff happen.

One source of energy is YOU.

Sure, they can draw energy from other sources like plants, spaces with electric energy, residual energy in public areas, cell towers, shopping centers, hospitals, anywhere that there’s ample energy. But that’s not the focus of this post.

One benefit of getting energy from a living person, and attaching to them to do it, is they become mobile and it’s a lot easier for them to move around.

It’s kinda like still being human.

This is the essence of an attachment spirit. It’s a spirit that attaches to your energy so that they can get energy (or some other benefit to them).

How and why does an earthbound spirit attach to someone? And how common is this?

First, let’s address the question – Why people? If they can choose buildings, why people?

The short answer is that it’s complicated and there’s no way I could explain every human motivation to do something in a paragraph or 5.

But for most, the answer is because it seems easy to do and they don’t realize they’re doing it, and because it feels good to feel normal and human, and have some sense that things are okay when they are not.

When you’re dead, it’s not like someone is over there teaching them all how to be a best behaved dead person. And that what they’re doing could be harmful, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Attaching to a human allows them to stay comfortable and keep doing what they were doing (being human), and maybe eventually get some help for whatever they need. If you’re gonna be in the grey space, it would feel better if you got to feel a little bit human while you did it, right?

Some attachment spirits CAN be malicious, just as some people can, but this is rare. Some choose to attach to people to continue vice-like behavior or otherwise ill behavior. And this is where the problems arise, some of them very serious. Drug addicts and alcoholics may wish to continue this behavior in death and can manipulate the behavior of the unboundaried living.

Attachments often wait, in places that people visit and frequent, to attach themselves to someone. They don’t go very far from where they died, because they can’t – no energy to travel.rare

Who is at risk for having an attachment?

Um, pretty much everyone.

Some estimates by shamanic practitioners say that nearly 75% of the US population RIGHT NOW has an attachment spirit attached to them. It’s beyond common.

At some point in everyone’s life, every individual is at risk. Any time a hole or a weakness in the energetic field, or aura, is created – this is creates an opening. A place for the earthbound spirit to attach themselves.

And what creates holes and weaknesses in your aura?

This could be a whole blog post and probably will be again at some point, but to keep a short, a hole can be created anytime there lower vibrational energy present in your field, your guard is down, your energy boundaries are down (or you don’t have them at all), or there’s some injury to your energy field.

Because, at some point in our lives, as human beings, we all experience weakness (um, hello, we aren’t always 100% perfect and boundaried and with glued up energy all the time), we are all at risk for being a host for an attachment spirit.

Let me say this again, attachment spirits are very common. Extremely common. They can attach quickly when your guard is down, and often, you don’t even know it happens. It’s just the way it is – we experience weakness, and earthbound spirits are mostly invisible, needing energy, and boom, attachment happens.

They aren’t always evil, or malicious, remember, though these types exist. Most of the time, they are desperate, they are alone. They are still people – just without bodies. Friendly, caring, people that are scared, and they are doing anything and everything possible to continue their human existence.

BUT, just because they aren’t being outright manipulative, deceptive, or trying to change you as a person, doesn’t mean there’s no harm to you in the process.

Hosting another beings’ energy is INCREDIBLY energetically draining.

Their energy can also overshadow yours, you can start thinking their thoughts and feeling their feelings, and processing their energy. It can make you physically ill. It can change your behavior. I can’t think of any scenario where it would be “good” for you to be hosting an attachment spirit.

Remember that attachment spirits are using your energy to continue their existence. It’s like a big giant energy drain, and also, an energy transfer with this connection in place.

This means that their energy and this attachment can make you actually physically ill, emotionally unstable, and just really change your energy in all ways.

All attachment spirits cause harm. Every one of them. Intentionally? Maliciously? Not always. But their existence is pretty much always detrimental energetically. By their very nature, they are using your energy.

Once you’ve become a host for an attachment spirit – your behavior may change, your personality, your eating habits, your drug and alcohol use habits, your sleep behavior, your state of health – everything.

They are living through you, drawing on your energy. You may even become weak or sick.

Now let me freak you out even more.

Attachments can become chains of attachments.

There are often MANY attachment spirits connected to one host. I’ve seen cases of just one, but I’ve also seen cases of 10-20 attached to a single person. I’ve seen sets of attachments, for example, 3 sets of 10-15 attachments each. All of these attachment spirits are drawing on the energy of a single person. Even worse, the individual host, weighed down by the energy of so many attachments, is now unable to cross themselves, even if they wanted to. The weight is too heavy to move towards the Light.

Alright, so enough victim talk – because it’s a two-way street here. Attachment spirits can attach in moments where we are not our best, but it does not have to stay that way.

How do I get rid of an attachment?

If you’ve read this far, you probably already understand that this is serious, maybe you already know it’s serious because it’s happening to you. If you think you, your house, or someone you know, might be harboring an attachment – you definitely want to get this situation taken care of once.

How do you do it?

Well, each situation is different. I wish I could give you some energetic tips involving letter writing, imagining golden light surrounding you, and daily positive affirmations, but it’s simply not that easy. Once an attachment spirit is removed and released then what? Do they continue their Earthbound existence, no longer attached to you? Well, maybe. . .they could reattach to you later on, or they could just as well find someone else.

The best thing to do, in most cases, is to assist that spirit in crossing over into the Light. Not all will want to go and some will have stipulations; it can be a process. Some of them can be tricky and say they cross and don’t actually do it. It’s essential that this process is carried out with love and compassion both to the living party and the individual who as attached. Additionally, care must be taken to heal the space where the attachment occurred, and lifestyle changes must usually be made to ensure that more attachments don’t just come right back.

Spiritual Attachment Release is generally a shamanic practice, but some rescue mediums and energy healers also perform this work.

If you believe you are dealing with an attachment spirit, I encourage you to seek out a professional who can help.

If you’d like to try out the process with a little guidance, I have a guided journey meditation in my Etsy Shop that walks you through the process of attachment release.

Need more personalized help? Book a session here.

xo,

Sarah

(Article Source – SarahPetruno.blogspot.com)

NEW TRAILER FOR PARANORMAL DOCU-SERIES HELLIER WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE IN ALIENS

By Elizabeth Rayne

Aliens

Hellier is what happens when an alien investigation team kinda starts living The X-Files for real. Seven years in the making, the docu-series mystery backtracks to 2012 when paranormal investigator Greg Newkirk (aka “Silver Fox Mulder”) was emailed by someone supposedly under attack by bizarre entities that would not leave him alone at night. All this might have sounded kind of unbelievable if the alleged photos of reptilian three-toed footprints and glowing eyes hadn’t emerged.

It gets weirder from there. Too many witnesses from the town of Hellier, Kentucky — the kind of town with just one gas-station-slash-grocery store and a pizza place — had some sort of sighting or encounter. Newkirk and his wife Dana, along with director Karl Pfeiffer and investigator Connor Randall joined forces to seek out what could possibly be lurking in the abandoned mine shafts deep in the shadows of the Appalachia.

If this still sounds questionable, you’re just not human if you don’t get spooked by the trailer.

Hellier is filmed in a way that is more cinematic than the usual shaky scenes filmed in a Jeep that is rapidly running out of gas in the middle of the woods. It is an earnest search for something that overshadows more than just one small town. It could, in fact, be spreading its proverbial tentacles much further.

The cinematography gives Hellier the feel of a movie when everything going on is in fact real (something that will seriously mess with your head), and unlike other docu-series that make you feel like an outsider looking in, you feel as if you’re actually with the team as they venture deeper and deeper into the mountains (something else that will mess with your head).

Hellier will invade Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vimeo and official site Hellier.TV on January 19. You’re going to want to binge this to the end.

(via syfy.com)

10 Things You Need To Know About Ghosts

By Amanda Linette Meder Psychic Medium

10 Things About Ghosts

Recently, I’ve had a few run-ins with those in the Ghost world and I thought it was about time to separate fact from fiction on what is really going on, on the Other Side.

If you’ve had a fascination with Spirits or are simply curious to know more about how the Spirit world works – the below list is a great primer on everything you need to know when it comes to Ghosts.

a ghost is a specific type of spirit

A Ghost is a person who has died, who has not crossed over into the Light after death, becoming energetically and spiritually bound to Earth, giving them the alternate name of “Earthbound Spirit.”

Neither gaining energy from a human physical body or from the Divine Light, people who are Ghosts gain energy from their local environment, which may or may not include the living people within that environment.

there is a timeline to becoming a ghost

A deceased person only becomes a Ghost in technical terms when they stay on Earth after crossing over window has passed immediately after death. People generally have between 3-10 days to ‘go into the Light’ after they die – and most do. The window often closes after their final rites ceremony has ended, if there is one, as their last call.

Not all people choose to stay on earth this long after their death, but some do, and those that stay after the window has closed, miss their opportunity. These people become linked here to earth indefinitely. These people are then called Ghosts, or in more politically correct terms, Earthbound Spirits.

ghosts can hear you

Though often unseen due to their lack of a physical body, Ghosts live on Earth and are around us on a daily basis. Because of this, they can listen to conversations of the living.

Some Ghosts highly enjoy eavesdropping on others in this way, especially if it is something they wished they could have done while alive on Earth – but never had the opportunity. Now that they are invisible, they have all the opportunity in the world.

ghosts can be helpful

Unfortunately, television media has biased our perspective of Ghosts. Paranormal teams are called in only when a Ghost is causing a problem (kind of like police), so by default, we only see Ghosts who cause problems.

Many Ghosts who don’t make the news actually can be helpful. I have seen Ghosts walking women to their cars in late night parking lots, almost as safety escorts (no, they didn’t follow these women home). I have also seen Ghosts in vacant vacation homes in my area, seemingly keeping robbers at bay – by scaring anyone who comes near. I have also seen ghosts scream in the faces of children, to prevent them from running across the road and otherwise being in harm’s way. And finally, I have seen Ghosts help husbands at grocery stores make sure they pick up the right ingredients for dinner.

They are not always causing problems, though the media would like to have you believe this.

ghosts can also cause problems

Some Ghosts actually do enjoy haunting. Remember, Ghosts are people and some people, for reasons I can never understand, enjoy laughing at the expense of others. Misery loves company and when a dead person is miserable, they will do their best to make those around them miserable, as well.

With that said, I have seen Ghosts intentionally cause fights between two people. I have seen Ghosts misplace items to cause stress, knock over a child’s water glass at a restaurant (getting the poor child in trouble) and I have even seen Ghosts push people. When I see it, I make sure to make eye contact with said Ghost, letting them know I’m on to their crap, and they usually stop right away. But, I have no control over their actions once the Ghost leaves my space.

It is these Ghosts that give all Ghosts a bad name.

ghosts enjoy attention

Ghosts are mostly invisible. They can gather energy in their surrounding space to create a visual appearance, yes – but this takes skill, practice and lots of intentional effort – which some Ghosts don’t care to make.

When they run into a person, a child or an animal who can see, sense or hear them – they get excited – wouldn’t you, if you were used to being largely ignored? Because they get excited about being noticed, many will do whatever it takes to hold onto that attention – make noise, dance, start screaming, knock things off shelves or otherwise be more elaborate in their efforts to get you to notice.

Those that don’t get excited, freak out a little bit, as though they are being ‘caught.’ I frequently catch Ghosts doing ridiculous things – like blatantly snooping through someone’s things. When I point out I can see them, some are clearly embarrassed.

ghosts can interact with other ghosts

Ghosts who are attached to earth and not crossed over into the Light can see other people who are also not-crossed over, too. Ghosts can see other Ghosts, just like people can see other people.

Ghosts can choose to ignore each other, interact, be scared of each other, or develop friendships with other Ghosts. Think about how people interact when they are alive – some people ignore others, some say hi to everyone, some are busy bodys, and some people are downright scary.

In any event, Ghosts can interact with other Ghosts, and depending on each Ghost person and their preferences, this level of interaction and the way it goes down, will vary pretty widely.

there is no law in ghostland

No police exist in Earthbound Spirit World and while some Ghosts ARE deceased police officers, they have no real authority of anything once dead.

What this means is, people who die, choose not crossover AND were criminals, serial killers, dangerous or otherwise, posed a threat to society while alive will still be this way when dead – and there is no control over it or justice for other Ghosts.

Well-meaning Ghosts may be scared of those Ghosts and rightfully so – because they have no protection from the scarier bunch in any way. Some Ghost people can even be convinced to cross-over, simply when you tell them they won’t have to live anymore in a lawless land where criminals can do whatever they want.

Dead people world can sometimes be a creepy place.

ghosts can come through to mediums

Most mediums believe they are and wish to connect with only those in Spirit who are crossed-over and in the Light.

Sadly, this doesn’t always happen.

If your medium, doesn’t specify that this happen before their session, by setting an intention or specifically checking to see if the Spirits who come to their sessions are in “the Light,” it is possible for Ghosts to show up, communicate and deliver messages.

This can be a potential problem, as only those who are crossed-over and in the Light can be guaranteed to be telling the truth and delivering messages of love.

While you may be communicating with a bonafide deceased person through bonafide medium, it’s important that your medium is also doing the proper checks to make sure the Spirits they connect with are fully crossed-over.

not all ghosts are dying to cross over

Contrary to popular belief, most of the time, dead people who are not crossed-over (Ghosts) are not jumping the gun to cross into the Light today. Some are, but remember, there was a reason they chose not to ‘go into the Light’ the first time.

This reason, now potentially steeped in years of self-justification, may be further cemented into their belief system as a completely valid thing to be existing in this way as a Ghost.

To help cross-over a Ghost into the Light, you generally have to talk them through it and convince them into believing why it’s about time and actually, a great idea.

Some Ghosts are more easily convinced than others.

And that’s that!

Now you know the 10 necessary facts about the Ghost world.

With love,

Amanda

(Article Source – AmandaLinettemeder.com)

Top 10 Creepiest Hotels In The World For Paranormal Enthusiasts

by Vikas Shukla

Haunted Hotels

Paranormal enthusiasts and ghost hunters are always looking for some scary adventures. If you want to experience frightening fun, unexplained phenomena, ghost sightings, or other spooky occurrences, you should head to the sites and hotels with a vast history of paranormal and otherworldly phenomena. Here we take a look at some of the creepiest hotels in the world. Book a stay there to witness it all first-hand – if you dare. Just remember that you can’t blame the hotel if something goes wrong.

Top 10 creepiest hotels in the world

10- Hotel Crypt, Lewiston, Maine

The Inn at the Agora in Lewiston, Maine is a charming and creepy boutique hotel. It has a basement crypt where the check-in time is 9 p.m. and checkout time is 2 a.m. The crypt is right under the St. Patrick’s Church, which was built in the 1880s. Monseigneur Thomas Wallace, the founder of the church, was buried there. His remains stayed there until the church was de-consecrated in 2009. It still has the original headstone for Wallace. Neither the hotel owner Andrew Knight nor the crypt keeper have spent a night in the coffin. But guests can climb inside a custom pine box coffin to enjoy your stay. You can watch a scary movie or take a sip of the “bloodeau” red wine to make your stay more thrilling. Undoubtedly, one of the creepiest hotels out there.

9- Hotel Burchianti, Florence, Italy

Hotel Burchianti in Florence looks beautiful from the outside. Its old-world charm is irresistibly attractive. But it is also one of the world’s most haunted places – with spirits that don’t want to check out of the hotel. Guests have experienced a number of paranormal activities over the years. If you want to communicate with the dead, this is the place to go. Guests have reported sightings of a ghostly maid, a woman knitting in the chair, and a child jumping around the corridors. Some have experienced a cold breath down their necks while others have seen the apparitions of a transparent man resembling Benito Mussolini, who was a guest at the hotel several decades ago.

8- Omni Parker House, Boston

The original hotel was built in 1855 by Harvey Parker, who ran it until his death in 1884. Several guests have reported seeing Parker in their guest rooms, asking them about their stay. After the death of a businessman in room 303, there have been numerous reports of mysterious sounds, laughter, and occurrences. Elevators are sent to the third floor for no apparent reason. Guests who have stayed in one particular room on the 10th floor have said the sound of a rocking chair keeps them awake all night. The entire hotel has no rocking chair, by the way. Stephen King’s short story 1408, which was also made into a movie, is based on the supernatural activity in this hotel’s room 303.

7- Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans

There is no shortage of haunted places in New Orleans, and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is one of the creepiest of them. The property opened in 1827 as a ballroom and theater. It was later acquired by the Sisters of the Holy Family, who converted it into a school, orphanage, and medical ward. In the late 1800s, a yellow fever epidemic caused the death of a lot of people. The property was converted into the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the 1960s. Guests have reported seeing and hearing the ghosts of children and nuns. Frequent sightings of the ghosts of a Confederate soldier and a ballroom dancer have also been reported. The hotel also offers a Ghosts & Spirits Walking Tour.

6- The Clown Motel, Tonopah, Nevada

This is one of the creepiest hotels in the world. Overlooking the Tonopah Cemetery, this hotel has glassy-eyed clown dolls all over the place. You want to know what it feels like to have thousands of clowns staring down at you, even in pictures in the rooms? Plan a stay here. It’s relatively cheap. The Clown Motel was recently sold to a new owner, who have kept all the clowns where they were.

5- Karosta Prison Hotel, Liepaja, Latvia

This property served as a military prison for the Soviets, Nazis, and Latvians for much of its history. Now it has become a major attraction for brave tourists. The place is spooky – with doors opening by themselves and light bulbs that unscrew for no reason. Guests are required to sign a waiver agreeing to harsh prison punishments.

4- The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel is one of the most haunted hotels in North America. It inspired Stephen King’s chilling novel The Shining, which was later turned into a movie. Countless guests have reported hearing and seeing creepy kids running around on the fourth floor. The hotel’s founder F.O. Stanley and his wife Flora are often seen playing piano in the music room or walking through the lobby. The ghosts of former employees are also seen haunting their former posts. The hotel continuously plays The Shining movie and offers nightly ghost tours. There is also an on-site psychic. Some guests have also managed to capture photos of apparitions.

3- Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio

Built in 1924, this neo-Gothic building used to be a medical facility with doctors’ offices, a morgue, and operation rooms. The 14th floor used to be the site of the crematorium. Guests have reported paranormal activities on the 7th, 9th, 11th, 12th and 14th floors as well as in the elevator. There have been numerous reports of apparitions, unexplained noises, mysterious phone calls in the middle of the night, and seeing a woman in a white dress. Many guests have said they felt as if they were being watched and touched. The hotel is located next to The Alamo, a historic and haunted gravesite.

2- Langham Hotel, London

When it opened in 1865, the Langham Hotel in London was touted as England’s first “grand hotel.” It has since hosted legendary guests such as Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde. But it’s also home to a number of ghosts that never seem to check-out. A German prince jumped out of window to his death before WWI. A doctor who murdered his wife and then committed suicide on their honeymoon. Napoleon III, a former butler, a man with a deeply wounded face, footmen, and many other spirits still haunt the guests. Napoleon III was a frequent guest at the Langham. Room 333 is the most haunted room here and it’s available for booking.

1- The Marshall House, Savannah, Georgia

Built in 1851, this property in one of the most haunted cities in the United States used to accommodate the Union soldiers during the Civil War. It also served as a hospital three times during its existence – once for soldiers and twice for the victims of the yellow fever epidemic. During renovations, workers discovered human skeletons from the time when it used to be a hospital. Guests have reported witnessing ghosts throughout the property and other creepy occurrences such as faucets turning on without any human touch, the sound of children running down the halls, and the rattling of doorknobs in the middle of the night.

Which other properties do you think are among the creepiest hotels? Let us know in the comments below.

(Article Source – ValueWalk.com)

Kindred Spirits Season 3 Coming to Travel Channel

Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry check out familiar haunts for Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits.

Kindred Spirits Season 3

Travel Channel’s series Kindred Spirits will haunt the ghosts as it returns from the cold sleep of the off season. Panormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry “know that those who have passed might return, and that is when the true danger begins,” according to a press statement. Kindred Spirits season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 24 at 10 p.m.

“With its broader locations and terrifying tales, the new season of Kindred Spirits is right at home on Travel Channel,” Jane Latman, general manager of Travel Channel, said in a statement. “Amy and Adam have built a strong trust with their fans who can’t get enough of their unique perspective of helping the haunted by reconstructing the faded stories of the dead — their investigations bring peace to the living and give a voice to the afterlife.”

Throughout the 10-episode run, Bruni and Berry travel to “evil and historic locations” to uncover the truth behind America’s most intense paranormal activity. They explore properties that were used as orphanages and asylums, as well as personal homes inhabited by aggressive entities. The series will feature special guests like psychic medium Chip Coffey and paranormal researcher John Tenney to help them track the untrackable.

Bruni and Berry enter America’s “darkest locations demanding answers to the most chilling, haunted mysteries,” according to the press statement. “Discovering and confronting paranormal activity is just the first step.”

During each one-hour episode, the investigators try to “determine who or what haunts the space and whether it’s safe for the living to remain,” according to the press statement. “Their multi-layered investigations dig into the past in order to identify the dead and analyze the threat. With an arsenal of paranormal tools and their hands-on investigation style, the duo brings peace to those tormented by restless spirits by giving a voice to the dead.”

Amy Bruni brings more than 20 years of investigative experience to help people reclaim their homes and lives from the mysteries of the unknown. Prior to communing with those who passed over, she traversed the frightening world of the health insurance industry. Deciding to follow her dreams and turn death probes into a livelihood, Bruni began traveling the country to visit its most haunted places, researching the group dynamics of ghost-hunting teams and lecturing on the history of paranormal investigation.

Bruni was a staple on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters and served as the team’s historical researcher for seven seasons Beginning in 2008. During that time she met Adam Berry. In 2014, she left the show to stay home with her family and start her own business, a boutique paranormal travel company called Strange Escapes. The birth of her daughter and the importance of family have brought new value to Bruni’s investigations, putting more focus on helping families try to reach the spirits of their loved ones.

Adam Berry’s love and passion for the paranormal ignited from an extremely haunting experience he had in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Berry founded his own investigation team operating out of Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 2007, to document cases and bring answers to those experiencing strange activity in their homes. In 2010, he won Syfy’s reality competition show, Ghost Hunters Academy, earning a coveted spot on the network’s hit original series, Ghost Hunters, where he met and first teamed up with his investigation partner, Amy Bruni. When Berry isn’t looking for ghosts, he is the executive director of the Provincetown non-profit theater company Peregrine Theatre Ensemble.

Kindred Spirits is produced for Travel Channel by Paper Route. For Paper Route, the executive producers are Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Alan LaGarde. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Christine Shuler, Jane Latman is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

Kindred Spirits season 3 premieres on Thursday, January 24 at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFKRead more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.

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Ghost Hunters Help Find Remains

By Hana Carter

HALLOWEEN HORROR Man finds skeleton of his missing dad buried under his basement after ghost hunters told him where to find remains.

Psychics told Mike Carroll, 57, from Long Island, that his dad was buried under his basement and that he was killed after he was hit over the head with a blunt object.

A MAN discovered that his dad, who had been missing for 57 years, was buried under his basement with the help from psychics.

Mike Carroll, 57, hired ghost hunters to help him solve the mystery of his dad’s whereabouts after he went to buy a pack of cigarettes in 1961 and never came back.

Ghost Hunters Help Find Remains

After years of wondering where the missing army vet was, Mike finally found that his dad, George Carroll, had been just feet away from him the whole time.

The mystics said that they felt an “energy” that was coming from the basement of the home in Long Island, U.S.

To add to the spook factor, Mike and his sons decided to start digging to find the remains of George on Halloween – and they were not disappointed.

Ghost Hunters Find Remains

 

The skeleton of Mike’s dad was found intact but with a huge hole in the skull, which according to the autopsy was “blunt force trauma” – which was something that Mike had already been told by the psychic.

He told the New York Post: “I was told by the psychic that the cause of his death was ‘blunt force trauma’. She had actually said to me that it was a pipe, that he got his in the head by a pipe and was buried alive.”

George’s body was discovered under concrete that is believed to have had been poured over him.

“How does something like this happen? How do you dispose of someone and bury them in the basement and pour concrete over them and nobody knows about it?” his brother Steven Carroll, 61, said.

Despite having found the body of the Korean War veteran, local police say it is unlikely that they will know who killed George and buried his body.

Ghost Hunters Find Remains

Mike’s mum, Dorothy, was said to have given minimal information about her husband’s disappearance and that the family never filed a missing persons report and moved on with their lives.

Dorothy can’t be called in for questioning on the reappearance of George as she died in 1998.

Mike bought the Suffolk County home before his mum died and

Another person who could have shed light on the case is Richard Darress, Dorothy’s second husband, who moved in shortly after George died.

Ghost Hunters Find Remains

George would have been in his twenties when he died.

But according to local media, he moved to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and passed away in June this year.

Dorothy and Richard divorced in 1983 after she thought he was cheating on her but didn’t throw him out of the house for another four years.

Mike, who was just eight months old when his dad vanished, told Newsday: “I’m happy to learn that that is my dad. This is a deep and very emotional thing and everybody is dealing with this in different ways. This has broken up my family.”

Richard went on to marry another woman, but she got a temporary restraining order against him and he was told he had to stay away from her and surrender any guns.

Mike said: “There will be no justice. The justice happened when we dug him up because we just interrupted the perfect crime — they almost got away with this.”

Official Trailer for ‘Third Eye Spies’ Documentary About Real Psychics

by Alex Billington

Psychic Abilities

“I say – ‘no more secrets.'” “Let this information out…!” The Orchard has debuted an official trailer for an appealing new documentary titled Third Eye Spies, a film that is supposedly going to reveal that psychics and ESP are real. From director Lance Mungia, Third Eye Spies tells the story of two Stanford physicists who discover that psychic abilities are real, only to have their experiments co-opted by the CIA and their research silenced in the name of secrecy. The film contains a few compellingly cinematic re-enactments of actual remote viewings done at Stanford Research Institute for the intelligence agencies, amazing new data retrieved from recently declassified documents via Freedom of Information Act, and over 30 interviews with every top player involved and how those discoveries are being used today. The main character is Russell Targ, one of the original researchers, who has decided that it’s time to come out and say that there can be no secrets anymore. Will you believe it? Is it a conspiracy, or is it all real? There’s only one way to find out.

Here’s the official trailer (+ poster) for Lance Mungia’s doc Third Eye Spies, direct from YouTube:

Psychic Abilities

For more than 20 years the CIA studied psychic abilities for use in their top-secret spy program. With previously classified details about ESP now finally coming to light, there can be no more secrets. After an experiment in psychic abilities at Stanford Research Institute accidentally reveals classified intel at a top secret NSA site, the two physicists behind it all are co-opted by the CIA and the amazing work of their psychic spies is silenced by the demands of ‘national security’. When America’s greatest psychic spy dies mysteriously, it spurs ESP program co-founder Russell Targ to fight to finally get their work declassified even if it means going directly to his former enemies in the Soviet Union, to Wall Street and beyond to prove the reality of ESP. Third Eye Spies is directed by American writer & filmmaker Lance Mungia, director of the documentary In Time: The Delgado Brothers Story, as well as the feature films Six-String Samurai, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer previously. The Orchard will release the doc direct-to-VOD starting February 26th, 2019 coming up soon. For more info, visit the official websiteYour thoughts on this?

Travel Channel Celebrating New Year’s With “Ghost Adventures” Marathon and ‘Demon House’ Premiere!

By John Squires

Ghost Adventures 2019

While Syfy celebrates New Year’s with their annual “Twilight Zone” marathon, Travel Channelhas penciled in their own marathon, kicking off on Monday, December 31st.

The channel is ringing in 2019 with a two-day marathon of its wildly popular, hit series “Ghost Adventures,” featuring Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley – the paranormal investigative team who boldly go where most fear to tread. The lineup will feature some of the series’ most terrifying and unforgettable episodes from recent seasons – including “The Slaughter House” featuring superstar Post Malone, “The Titanic Museum” and “Return to Winchester Mystery House.”

The marathon culminates in the television premiere of Zak Bagans’ film, “Demon House,” on Tuesday, January 1. The documentary follows Bagans’ investigation of a Gary, Indiana, home he purchased sight unseen, after learning about its demonic history. Immediately following the film’s network debut, Travel Channel will premiere the one-hour special Demon House: Lost Footage,” revealing exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the documentary, along with special commentary from Bagans about the unforgettable and terrifying experience.

Later in the month, in a two-part “Ghost Adventures” special, the team investigates one of America’s most haunted towns – Alton, Illinois. Known as the River Bend region, Alton is situated just north of St. Louis, Missouri, and is rife with dark history. Bagans and the crew investigate the area’s most haunted buildings in “Curse of the River Bend” – premiering on Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 12.

Here’s the full lineup:

“Ghost Adventures” Marathon

Beginning Monday, December 31 at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT

In each episode of “Ghost Adventures,” Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin a dusk-to-dawn “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery.

Featured episodes include: “Manresa Castle,” “Odd Fellows Asylum,” “Grand Canyon Caverns,” “Old Lincoln County Hospital,” “Palace Saloon,” “Kennedy Mine,” “The Titanic Museum,” “Pythian Castle,” “The Slaughter House,” “Nevada State Prison,” “Black Dahlia House,” “Return to Winchester Mystery House,” “Stone Lion Inn,” “The Washoe Club: Final Chapter” and more.

 

“Demon House” – Two-Hour Documentary; Television Premiere

Premieres Tuesday, January 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In 2014, the story of a demon possession in Gary, Indiana, caused a worldwide media sensation. Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans was producing an episode of his popular television series, “Ghost Adventures,” when the story broke; he bought the house a day later over the phone, sight unseen. But Bagans and his crew were unprepared for what awaited them at the house possessed by “200 demons.” Bagans soon suffered from a debilitating illness, crew members quit and people nearly died … Bagans even started to wonder if just viewing the film could open audiences up to possession themselves. Had he made a movie too dangerous to release?
                                                                                                                                  

“Demon House: Lost Footage” – One-Hour Special

Premieres Tuesday, January 1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

This exclusive special reveals never-before-seen footage from Zak Bagans’ film, “Demon House,” a documentary that follows Bagans’ investigation of a haunted Gary, Indiana, home he purchased, sight unseen, and is believed to be possessed by demons. The hour-long special features commentary from Bagans about the home and its backstory, the terrifying investigation and unseen evidence.

 

“Curse of the River Bend” – Two-Part “Ghost Adventures” Special

Premieres Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley head to Alton, Illinois, in this two-part “Ghost Adventures” special. A city just north of St. Louis, Missouri, Alton sits on the Mississippi River. Rife with dark history, it’s considered one of America’s most haunted towns. The crew investigates two of the town’s most haunted buildings in hopes of capturing paranormal evidence.

 

McPike Mansion” – Premieres Saturday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – The team travels to Alton, Illinois, a town considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in America, to investigate a Victorian mansion with a rich history and reports of dangerous paranormal activity.

Mineral Springs Hotel” – Premieres Saturday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – The crew concludes their two-part investigation of Alton, Illinois, at the Mineral Springs Hotel. The 1914 structure has been witness to multiple deaths, and Zak Bagans believes a demonic entity is keeping these lost souls trapped inside the building.

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Ghost Hunting – Will The Price Of Fame Be Your Soul?

by Amanda Jolliffe

I’m sharing this article simply because I found it very thought-provoking. Personally, when I was very young, and also very haunted, I went ghost-hunting ALL the time. Literally, I poked and prodded in nearly every scary and deserted place whenever opportunity presented itself… starting around the age of 9.

Today, I realize that after several nasty encounters in my youth with what I now understand to be true malevolent spirits &/or energies, I’ve learned that some things are best left alone. ALTHOUGH… I will most certainly watch as every Ghost Hunter on TV rambles through the most haunted of places, encountering the most terrifying of things.  Yes, I’m addicted to the mere idea of something new discovered by those willing to take the risk.

Also, this is why I wrote the book Ghost Hunting…. because I know if any of you are like me, once you taste the adrenaline and mind-blowing consequences often associated with encountering something truly unexplainable, you just have to dig deeper.  Many of us desperately want to understand. So in Ghost Hunting I shared the very basics you MUST know in order to even attempt to dig into the dark somewhat safely. I also wrote Ghosts & Hauntings for those of you who either… a) live in a haunted house, or b) brought something home with them from their last excursion.

BUT KNOW… almost every time you dig in the dark you come home with some level of residue left on you. I did… many times. My books merely explain how to minimize the after-effects.

STILL… you can count me in when it comes to watching others involve themselves purposefully with energies the masses pray to avoid.  Inquiring minds and all I guess. Enjoy… but do so safely.

I do most of my hunting from the observation desk I call my couch these days.  Sure, on occasion I get a call from someone in “true need”.  When I do I haul out my bag of sage, crystals, and crosses and head out.  Otherwise, I’m quite content to merely learn by example versus experience these days.  (Calleen)

Ghost Hunting

Ghost Hunting

Let’s face it anything regarding the paranormal or the unexplained is compulsive, which might go a way towards explaining the current Ghost Hunting mania. Trust me, I’m with you on this. Ironically seeking the truth for evidence of continued survival is my raison d’être. Ghost Hunting TV shows and Paranormal YouTube channels are increasing with daily popularity. Investigators all over social media are poking around in the dark with EMF meters and Rem Pods. They can be found in just about every abandoned, derelict building or spooky location around the globe. Many die-hard fans also get the good fortune to join TV presenters on weekend investigations. Judging by the popularity, these regular events must be quite lucrative.

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Exorcists.. Coincidence, cause or effect?

Buthave you also noticed, intriguingly, an increase in ‘Celebrity Exorcists’? Some even have their own Twitter accounts! Is this mere coincidence or cause or effect? Has ghos hunting gone mad?

The Paranormal Investigator

Underneath the black baggy T-shirt, baseball cap and arms full of skull tattoos, you will find The Paranormal Investigator.. he’s muscly, rufty-tufty and out there looking for Demons. Hang on a minute…what seriously? Demons?!!!

Demons

This has always been a big eyebrow-raiser concerning the whole crazy, ghost-hunting circus. Why are paranormal investigators only seeking danger, evil spirits and demons? Is this just a fear-based adrenaline kick or is there a hungrier, deeper desire for fortune and fame? Perhaps because of the essence of paranormal investigations in a dark, supposedly haunted location or cemetery the paranormal investigators are subconsciously already at that level where the only encounters are sure to be of a malevolent nature?

Edinburgh Vaults

Phantom Finders

Kate from the ‘Phantom Finders’ team recently found unexplained bruising after a night out at The Edinburgh Vaults, home to the resident evil spirit, “Mr Boots”.

“A couple of weeks ago I visited Edinburgh Vaults. I’d never been here before and to be honest I knew very little about it. I knew it was underground so it might be a little bit eerie and that there must be some sort of activity down there. We entered the ‘double height room’, the guide was stood at one end telling us about the people who would have lived down there and I was right at the back, the room was very dark, lit by candlelight.

I thought someone was behind me so I turned to see who it was as I was going to apologize for standing right in front of them. There was nobody there but it felt like there was, so I took a photo of the corner of the room and on my phone the little circle appeared for facial recognition which I thought was pretty weird… Anyway, fast forward to later on, we’re back upstairs, reading the information board in the exhibition room. Apparently, Edinburgh Vaults are one of the most haunted places in all of Britain and there is a man who reportedly stands in the corner of the double height room and points and laughs at people, this man is known as Mr Boots. Creepy! People have been known to leave the vaults with unexplained bruises and scratches.”

What next?

Judging by the growing numbers in these cases, reported A class EVPs, SB7 spirit box communications of growling intent, Ouija board Zozo sessions, cold spots, oppressive atmospheres and being pushed in the dark, let’s assume that you have indeed really found a baddie. What next? Do you really want your life turned upside down by unseen forces?

Rather than brandishing your demonic bruises and scratches as medals of honor all over social media perhaps it’s worth considering if this was a demon communicating with you, what did it actually want?

Apparently by all accounts what Demons want is not the greatest…

They want to incite spiritual warfare, kill, destroy, murder, lie, confuse you, keep you from discovering the truth and will accuse you of things you have not done. They can leave you feeling truly suicidal and destructive. As far as most paranormal teams are concerned this might be a bit of a conversation killer, but isn’t the risk quite a high price to pay for a few YouTube subscribers?

The paranormal frenzy is pretty much focused within the West. People in the East are a lot more generally accepting and respectful of spirituality and the dangers and thus seem quicker to recognize demonic activity. Hindus often credit bad luck or circumstances to evil. In Japanese culture it’s not unusual to light bonfires or lanterns in respect and send the dead back to where they came from. Buddhists will keep a little spirit house and make offerings of food and water, whilst we in the West are divided by looking for rational explanations, scientific or perhaps mental health to attribute, which can make obsession and possession more difficult to recognize.

So if this war is real, would you go out to war un-armed?

The likes of Gary Galka and Bill Chappell should be applauded for their often ground breaking inventions. Gary’s heart-breaking loss of his own, beautiful teenage daughter Mel, led to him to develop communication methods with her, which is truly inspirational and pioneering! However the primary problem in the war against evil may not be what cool gadgets we have within our armory, but what strength of discernment we have within ourselves.

Discernment

By definition discernment is the ability to judge well – Judgement, enlightenment, sensitivity, subtlety and perceptiveness.

Zak Bagans.

Zak Bagans the lead investigator and presenter from the hit TV series Ghost Adventures, is a prominent example of developing discernment within the current paranormal field. When talking to biography.com he admitted to having a much healthier respect than he did when he first started investigating.

Along his journey he feels that he has developed his own ‘sixth sense’ and is now able to feel and channel the emotions from the spirits and their power. Zak likened this to the movie ‘Avatar’ when they connect their tails in to other creatures. He also recognizes that this can be very dangerous which could well indicate that he has truly encountered evil and the consequences of doing so. Recently, despite a four hour, Halloween episode held within Zak’s haunted museum he finally decided not to open the Dybbuk box, reportedly one of the most haunted objects in the world due to concerns for his health. One would hope the hype surrounding this was not merely for show ratings.

The great news is however, if you believe that demons or malevolent forces are out there, you must also be open to the possibility of the polar opposite. Thankfully anything of evil disposition is controlled by God and in his name can be commanded.

Stay safe!

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