The 8 Most Terrifying Ghost Tours You Can Do In The USA (According To Reddit) BY MELISSA BINNS

As many internet lurkers know, you’re bound to find opinions on the most obscure topics imaginable on Reddit. With millions of users and discussions, Reddit is a great place for learning new things and reading about different experiences. Reddit also has multiple paranormal communities, and many SubReddits are dedicated to sharing eerie encounters. A majority of Reddit users tend to be skeptical and aren’t easily shocked, so if a user reports that they got the wits scared out of them, you better believe it had to have been super scary!

Here’s a round-up of comments throughout the site that describe the best ghost tours in the United States. If you’re traveling to one of these towns soon, look into these tours for a truly frightening and fun experience!

In a thread looking for a ghost tour in the notoriously haunted Savannah, Georgia that wasn’t “really cheesy,” user AviatrixInTheSun suggested an Afterlife Tour hosted by paranormal investigator Ryan Dunn. According to the user, this tour offers up something that other ghost tours in the area don’t: evidence.

The user wrote, “If you want legit EVP clips, video, and images during a tour and the tales of what others have experienced along with the backstories as to what may have likely caused each scenario during the tour, you HAVE to go with Ryan Dunn’s tours.” With spooky noises and even audible words in empty rooms mysteriously recorded, these tours are one of the freakiest in the area.

There are tons of ghost tours in historic Charleston, South Carolina. On a thread asking for recommendations on a Charleston ghost tour, user beaglesbark2much suggested the Old City Jail Tour from Bulldog Tours. The other comments in the thread seconded this suggestion. “Look no further than the Old City Jail tour,” beaglesbark2much wrote. “It is fascinating and haunting. We captured photos of orbs, a ghostly outline of an old man in a suit and heard noises where there shouldn’t have been any.”

Another user shared their experience of randomly feeling an ice-cold sensation during an otherwise sweaty hot tour. (For those not in the know: Old City Jail was home to the most infamous of criminals in the 1800’s. Prepare to be spooked!)

Like many other entries on this list, there are plenty of ghost tours in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania due to is extensive war history. In a thread asking “Has anyone been on a ghost tour and actually got to experience something paranormal,” user ThatOddGirl shared her freaky experience while on the Jennie Wade ghost tour. (For context: Jennie Wade was the only innocent civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg after a bullet passed through her doorway. This tour allows you to explore the home where she died.)

ThatOddGirl wrote, “But, as soon as I stepped into the house, I could feel the energy change. At the end of the tour, they took us to the basement where they held her funeral. And as soon I stepped into the basement, I started crying and I couldn’t stop. It felt like I knew her and I was just so so sad.” She said a picture was taken of her with an inexplicable light emitting from her face, and she had the photo examined by local paranormal experts who couldn’t find an explanation for the picture.

In the same thread as above, user ScottSierra claims the Winchester Mystery House tour in San Jose, California will give you some frights. The house belonged to Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester, treasurer of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company that sold firearms. After losing both her husband and daughter to illness, Sarah believed she was cursed and that her house was being haunted by victims of firearms. A medium instructed her to move across the country and build a house to evade the spirits.

Construction on the Winchester Mystery House was still going upon Sarah’s death, as she believed adding constant new additions to the mansion would confuse the spirits. Though Reddit user ScottSierra was a skeptic, a camera malfunction on tour piqued their interest. They wrote, “I have a tendency to turn off my camera when I’m not taking a photo, and when I stopped to shoot a little square room on the top floor, it wouldn’t turn on. I tried again in the next room, with the same result.”

Another comment on that thread recounted an odd experience while taking a ghost tour of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, a.k.a Weston State Hospital, in Weston, West Virginia. Thousands of mentally ill individuals lived and died there beginning in the mid-1800s, but some are said to still reside within the hospital’s walls long after death. “Had a flashlight turn on and off to commands,” the user stated simply. “Heard noises.”

The user went on to say that while they personally didn’t see any apparitions that supposedly pop up often in the building, the people they went with claim to have seen something.

In the same thread, a user recalled that even the tour guide on the Whaley House tour they were on had been spooked. The Whaley House in San Diego, California was home to the Whaley family, who surely didn’t know when they constructed their house in 1875 that it was in the same area many public hangings had taken place. The home, now a museum, is said to be haunted by the criminals that died there and the Whaley family themselves — especially daughter Violet Whaley, who tragically committed suicide in the home.

The Reddit user explained, “Upstairs in the house is a private theater where they used to perform plays. When the tour guide was standing on the ‘stage’ talking about some of the experiences people have had on the tour, the light fixture hanging from the ceiling started swinging in a circular pattern on its own.”

A Reddit user made a thread asking which ghost tour in Savannah, Georgia would most likely result in a ghost encounter. While many other users responded that chances are slim, another user swore by the ghost tour at Sorrel Weed House, referring to it as “spooky as all hell.” Apparently, a lot of tragedies went down at the historic Sorrell Weed Mansion, and some of the victims of these tragedies still lurk at the property.

“Best ghost tour I’ve ever taken happened at the Sorrel Weed house in Savannah,” wrote Reddit user The Bandit03. “It’s not a gimmicky tour.”

In a Reddit thread asking for the scariest ghost tour in San Antonio, user Rasadrah recommended the Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour of the Menger Hotel, stating that it was “a must!” While The Sisters Grimm give various types of ghost tours, the Menger Hotel option allows you to actually have a nice dinner at the haunted hotel! Pretty cool bonus. Rumors of a ghostly chambermaid, the ghost of Captain Richard King, and even the ghost of former president Teddy Roosevelt looming the halls of the establishment have been circulating for centuries.

The Reddit user recommends you take a camera with you, explaining that “there was this one very creepy hallway that caused [their] cameras to act really weird.”

Article Source – thetravel.com

The Haunting Legend Behind The “Black-Eyed Children” by Moriah Gill

Welcome back to another segment of “scary legends with Rare”, with yours truly. I hope you guys enjoy reading the paranormal content because I literally have the scariest screenshots on my laptop and I am gonna be sleeping with my lights on for the next few nights, maybe weeks. But, I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge, so here you go. Hope you sleep better than I do.

Today’s urban legend/ghost story hails from the city of Abilene, Texas. Some claim it’s a hoax while others clamored for paranormal investigators to debunk it. You can decide for yourself what you think. Perhaps you’ve even heard of this one, they’re called “The Black Eyed Children.” They’re of no relation to the band Black Eyed Peas, by the way, so skip that Google search.

Who are The Black Eyed Children

The Black Eyed Children also called “black-eyed kids” are mysterious beings that look to be of kids between the ages of 6-16-year-old. They only appear at night and to unsuspecting adults alone in parking lots or in their homes. The kids come in groups of two or more and often ask for favors. The favor could be to make a phone call, to get a ride home, to come in a get something to eat or to use the bathroom. The few people who have had interactions with the black-eyed kids express feeling unexplainable fear when the children are near. No one really knows where they come from. Extraterrestrial, UFO’s, vampires, and of course, demons are a number of the assumptions around the kids.

Brian’s Bethel’s BEK Encounter

Brian Bethel was one of the first people to document having met black-eyed children in real life. He published a transcription of the event on his blog back in 1998. The following is part of his story.

It was around 9:30 p.m. on January 16, 1998. and Brian left his apartment in Abilene, Texas for the Dropbox to pay his internet bill. On the way, he stopped at the dollar movie theater next to his service provider’s building to use the glow of the marquee as light to make out his check. As he did this, there was a knock on the window and saw two young boys. He placed them between ten and fourteen years old. He describes the boys as:

Boy No. 1 was slightly taller than his companion, wearing a pull-over, hooded shirt with a sort of gray checked pattern and jeans. I couldn’t see his shoes. His skin was olive-colored and had curly, medium-length brown hair. He exuded an air of quiet confidence.

Boy No. 2 had pale skin with a trace of freckles. His primary characteristic seemed to be looking around nervously. He was dressed in a similar manner to his companion, but his pull-over was a light green color. His hair was a sort of pale orange.

They didn’t appear to be related, at least directly.”

Almost immediately he knew something was up and felt a sense of fear. The first boy began to tell Bethel that they need his help. They wanted to see the new Mortal Kombat movie but forgot their money. Instead of asking for the money itself, the boy asks for a lift to their house to retrieve it. Our narrator is nervous and hesitant as the first boy continued to try to coax him saying things like, “C’mon, mister… We just want to go to our house. And we’re just two little boys” and “C’mon, mister. Let us in. We can’t get in your car until you do, you know…Just let us in, and we’ll be gone before you know it. We’ll go to our mother’s house.”

Brian Bethel found himself unlocking the door, without realizing and as if instructed by the “child” to do so. After catching his hands he looks back at the kids with a fresh perspective. That’s when he realized that the kids’ eyes were solid black. No sclera. No iris. No pupil.

All the stories of people meeting Black Eyed Kids claim that once you realize their eyes are all black, things get dangerous. The second boy continued to stand there completely silent while the first boy threatens him saying, “We won’t hurt you. You have to LET US IN. We don’t have a gun.” According to Bethel, the boy was implying that they didn’t NEED guns. He started pulling at the door and demanding to be let in. With the courage he managed to find, Bethel pushed his car into reverse and sped home, leaving the boys where he found him.

The Next Encounter

Fast forward to November 14. 1998, and Brian has an update for his ghost hunting blog/ email list. He apparently didn’t talk too much else about the BEK after the first post- even though his audience was hounding him with questions. The next one to encounter the kids is his friend, Jon. Jon Northwood was one of Brian’s online friends who was a pagan rights coordinator for an Oregon organization called “SPIRIT”. Brian Bethel claims that he never told this friend about his encounter. Yet, this is an interaction they had towards the end of the same year. It takes place over chat. It starts with Jon asking the chat if they “really believe in ghosts or “kids with funny eyes” and then launches into his own anecdote with a group of black-eyed kids.

More Black Eyed Kids Sightings:

Since then, the accounts have slowly grown. They reached an all-time high in 2013 when they made the news thanks to a Weekly Strange video submitted to MSN. A video was uploaded giving an alleged look at them. It was, however, quickly discredited, which only increase the mystery and curiously shrouding the mysterious children. To date, there have been many claims, conversation threads, countless videos and even a book by author David Weatherly. An indie director, Nick Hagen directed a horror film incorporating the eerie characters into the plotline. It’s called “Black-Eyed Kids” and incorporates a Youtube series he was working on called “Sunshine”. The movie was released on 12-21-12, right before the world was slated to end according to the Mayan calendar. For that extra spooky feel, ya know?

So, What Are They?

No one really knows what these kids are. The people who claim to see them (and spend their free time hunting ghosts) swear they’re legit. Others aren’t so convinced. The most interesting theory concerning the children’s origins I’ve come across was this one. It comes from a book, Your Haunted Lives: The Black-Eyed Kids. According to this legend, the kids may be something called “Otkon” spoken of in ancient Iroquois Indian legends.

“The Iroquois Indians believed in a dark power called the Otkon that could take over children and an ‘Evil One’ who would mate with human females to produce black-eyed, chalky skinned, children. These children were killed by the tribe soon after birth and burned to stop them from resurrecting. Children wandering alone in the woods could also be taken over by Otkon and would re-emerge with black eyes and pale skin acting nervously while repeating themselves over and over. Their goal was to destroy the tribe and infect all of the people with Otkon.”

Are you a believer? Naturally, do with this information what you will. I personally take everything I see on the internet with a grain of salt. However, I will say this. Good Ol’ spooky season is almost upon us, my friends. So, beware.

Article Source – rare.ushttps://rare.us/rare-life/black-eyed-children/

13 Attractions That Are So Creepy, They Are Off-Limits to Tourists by Elizabeth Yuko

Don’t get too upset—it’s not like you’d want to go inside these places anyway.

Randall Park Mall

A view from the parking lot of the abandoned Randall Park Mall in Randall Park, Ohio. It was once the largest shopping center in the United States.

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When Randall Park Mall opened in 1976, it was the largest mall in the United States. Located just outside Cleveland, the shopping mecca had nearly 2.2 million square feet of retail space. But when it comes to malls, the bigger they are, the harder they fall, and this one is no exception. It ceased operating as a mall in 2009, and demolition began in 2014, though there are sections of the former mall still standing. It’s not exactly haunted, but if you grew up hanging out in malls, seeing one in this state is downright creepy, just like these 25 real ghost towns that exist around the world. And yes, it’s off-limits to the public.

Six Flags, New Orleans

Six Flags New Orleans

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The Jazzland Six Flags theme park in New Orleans had a short life. It opened in 2000 only to close forever after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since then, it has sat empty, with the once exciting rides remaining still and lifeless. Jazzland isn’t “haunted” in the traditional sense, but is a very visible reminder of the devastation of the hurricane and all the lives that were lost in the city. For that reason, the mayor wants to tear it down and it is one of the 25 most chilling abandoned places around the world.

Renz Women’s Penitentiary

Abandoned Penitentiary in Callaway County, MO

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Located just outside Jefferson City, Missouri, the former Renz Women’s Penitentiary looms large. When it opened in 1926, it was a farm prison for men, and gradually became co-ed later down the line. When the “Great Flood of 1993” hit, Renz only housed women. The inmates were evacuated and the building has been left abandoned ever since the devastating floodwaters crested at 38.6 feet. Since then, nature has taken over the building, but some people have reported that it’s not completely empty: a self-proclaimed clairvoyant visited (with permission) and noted that there was some paranormal activity. Renz has since been named “the most haunted place in Jefferson City” by the Paranormal Research and Investigation Society of Missouri.

Gilman, Colorado

Gilman Colorado

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The former mining town of Gilman, Colorado sits atop a 600-foot cliff above the Eagle River. Gilman was actually a pretty successful mine, founded in 1886 and mined until 1984. At that point, it was shut down because of toxic conditions and has sat empty ever since. Trespassing is forbidden, and local authorities are cracking down on it even more lately, so it’s best to take in the views from afar.

Grande Ballroom, Detroit

Abandoned music theater ballroom in Detroit Michigan. It has burned and it's once beautiful facade is crumbling away.

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This gorgeous art deco building once saw some of the biggest acts in jazz and rock as they passed through Motor City. It also housed other business in the first-floor retail space, including a department store and pharmacy. Though once filled with music and people dancing, the ballroom has been empty since 1972 and left to rot like other parts of the neighborhood.

Rockland Psychiatric Hospital

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What’s even spookier than an abandoned psychiatric hospital? How about one that’s partially abandoned and partially still functioning as a hospital? That’s the case here in Rockland County, New York, where the past meets the present in a very eerie way. A popular spot for paranormal investigators, the creepiest part is easily the former children’s wing, where there are still toys, desks, and drawings on the wall. Though part of the hospital is still open, the abandoned sections are very much off-limits

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

Tillamook Rock Light is a deactivated lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, located approximately 1.2 miles offshore from Tillamook Head.

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The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse is located about a mile off of Oregon’s north shore and has long been closed to the public. Nicknamed “Terrible Tilly,” the lighthouse has seemingly been cursed since construction began on it in 1880, starting when the master mason was swept out to sea, never to be seen again. Another blow came in 1881, just before the lighthouse opened: the Lupatia wrecked in heavy fog, killing all 16 of the crew members. It’s a little over a 30-minute drive away from Manzanita Beach, one of the most haunted bodies of water in the world.

North Brother Island

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It’s hard to imagine a part of New York City that’s completely abandoned and off-limits to visitors, but that’s the case with North Brother Island, just off the coast of the Bronx It has definitely seen its fair share of tragedy with countless people dying on the small parcel of land. Not only did it house people with infectious diseases—including Typhoid Mary—but it was also where around 1,000 people were taken after a boat caught fire offshore in 1904. Unlike North Brother Island, you can safely visit these 13 other abandoned places in New York City.

Drawbridge, California

Sunset over abandoned house at Drawbridge, the last remaining ghost town in San Francisco Bay Area. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont, Alameda County, California, USA.

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Not only is this former railroad depot in the San Francisco Bay a ghost town, but it’s also sinking into the water. Its remote location made it an ideal place for bootleggers during Prohibition and housed several brothels. It also served as a weekend getaway for those in the city—especially for families with children. The town’s population peaked in 1928, when there were 90 houses all on stilts, connected via boardwalks. As interesting as this sounds, everything that’s left is on private property, so it’s not legal to explore.

Centralia, Pennsylvania

Abandoned road of Centralia covered with chalk graffiti in a bright sunny spring day.

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Not only is Centralia, Pennsylvania a ghost town—it’s also been on fire since 1962. Though there are no clear origins of the fire, one idea is that it started in a garbage dump over an open coal seam. Eventually, the fire drove people out of this former mining town. If that wasn’t creepy enough, there’s a disproportionate number of graveyards in the town.

Johnsonville, Connecticut

Johnsonville Village

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In the 1960s, a wealthy industrialist re-created a Victorian village in Johnsonville, Connecticut, bringing in period-appropriate structures from the New England area. He hoped it would take off as a tourist attraction, but it never did, and eventually became a ghost town. It sat dormant for a while before a church group purchased it in 2017. It’s still in a state of disrepair today, and is also private property, so as tempting as it may be to explore this dilapidated faux-Victorian hamlet, that would be illegal.

Prattville Cotton Gin Mill

Prattville, Alabama

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At one time, Prattville, Alabama was a bustling mill town. Now, the once-mighty cotton gin mill is abandoned and in a state of ruin. Though this cavernous, empty factory is creepy enough, the mill also comes with a ghost story: there are rumors that it’s haunted by the Lady in Black—a mother who, according to legend, flung herself off of the town’s dam after her young son was killed in a factory accident. Find out the spookiest ghost story from your state.

The Pines

A view of white pool chairs resting in an abandoned and overgrown swimming pool at the decrypt Pines Resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

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One of the many former Borscht Belt resorts in the Catskill Mountains, The Pines is one of the few that hasn’t been demolished. It has the same eerie features of other abandoned hotels: the disheveled rooms, the empty pool, and even a skating rink. It’s strange to think about all the people who vacationed there in the past—the once dream-like resort transformed into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. But that doesn’t mean it’s open to the public (the “No Trespassing” signs are a good clue). Instead, stick with these 15 spookiest travel destinations around the world—if you dare.

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WHAT IS ‘GHOST ADVENTURES: SERIAL KILLER SPIRITS’? EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT OCTOBER SPECIAL EPISODES BY KELLY WYNNE


Ghost Adventures
 is great viewing for any season, but with October scares on the way, it’s a better time than ever to dive deep into the captivation of the spiritual realm. The series does annual Halloween specials but will branch even further in Fall 2019 to showcase a theme not visited before: serial killers.

The Ghost Adventures Crew often communicates with the dead, from kind spirits to demonic presences. On the show this far, though, a series full of passed serial killers is uncharted territory, and will likely spook viewers, while giving them a season to remember.

The special will run as a four-part series that will air on October 5. There’s no telling if serial killer spirits will actually speak, or if the locations will tell the stories of their horrendous crimes.

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“Ghost Adventures” anchors Travel Channel’s “Ghostober” event with all-new frightening specials. Left to right: JayWasley, Zak Bagans, Billy Tolley, Aaron Goodwin.TRAVEL CHANNEL

A press release from Travel Channel explains a question lead the investigations. “Does evil linger?” it asked. “Exploring haunted locations associated with infamous serial killers, Zak Bagansand the Ghost Adventures team – Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley – seek to document whether malicious energy has been left behind by sadistic killers and their evil acts.”

Another explanation by Travel Channel shared that H.H. Holmes, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy will be some of the infamous killers featured on the series. In an attempt to communicate, or find evidence for paranormal activity, the crew will “retrace the killer’s steps, visit known hangouts and speak with leading experts to gain insight on why these sociopaths committed their evil acts,” the channel explained.

The show will air each Saturday in October.

Along with Serial Killer Spirits, the Ghost Adventures Crew will tackle a notorious investigation on Halloween night. The team will take a step inside the Harrisville Farmhouse, the real-life house that inspired The Conjuring. As a notoriously haunted location, the house has been a staple in paranormal history, not only for the Perron family’s stories but for the involvement of late paranormal research legends Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Last year’s Halloween special showed lead investigator Bagansexperiences with the Dyybuk Box, which lives at his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas. The special was aired live, as fans waited outside, and Bagans explored the museum on Halloween night.

Ghost Adventures first aired in October 2008. It’s now on its eighteenth season.

Article Source – Newsweek.com

‘A PURE PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE’: Jaymes White ready to scare Toronto with fall séance

Call Jaymes White whatever you want.

A mentalist, a mind reader, or a master of manipulation.

But one thing’s for sure, White is ready to scare his next victims during his upcoming Victorian séance in Toronto.

The fright-friendly guy says he’s looking forward to another year of spine-tingling fun, this time at the “haunted” George Brown Mansion from Sept. 13 through Nov. 30.

As Canada’s most successful séance, ticketholders are expected to engage in a “pure psychological experience” that requires no silly jump scares, something common with most haunted tours.

But consider yourself warned: White says the three-year sold-out séance is not for children or for the faint of heart.

“I have received hundreds of messages of people saying they had to sleep with the lights on for a week or could not sleep for a few days,” he recalled. “I always feel proud when I hear that.”

So why does he do it?

From an early start, White was curious about the unseen world, unlike most kids who tend to avoid the dark side.

“I have always been interested in the paranormal ever since I was a child,” said White. “I actually have a Ouija board collection of over 100 Ouija boards from around the world.”

His fascination with the unexplained is deeply rooted in his studies on psychology, specifically learning about human behaviours combined with his own intuition.

“I can tell when someone is lying to me, and I train a lot of people in that area,” he explained. “The most important thing you are looking for is the break of pattern. If you can find a break of pattern, a lot of times they are lying.”

Aside from trying to talk to spirits, he remains active in teaching memory studies to university students.

White claims he can “give someone a better than photographic memory in around three months with 10 minutes a day.”

And just like any good crime show sidekick, he uses his talents to train law enforcement, detectives and others alike on observation, memory and handwriting analysis.

Having a “big skeptic side” helps him become a good host and this year he’s expecting nothing short of a thrill.

Fans went on Twitter to share their experience from past séances hosted by White.

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One wrote: “OK so the @JaymesWhite#seance was amazing. I was screaming my head off to the point that some woman kept telling me to stop it.”

Lisa ⓥ@Kis_Lisa

Ok so the @JaymesWhite #seance was amazing. I was screaming my head off to the point that some woman kept telling me to stop it.810:29 PM – Nov 18, 2017Twitter Ads info and privacySee Lisa ⓥ’s other Tweets

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Another wrote: “Thank you for the unforgettable experience! Had my hair pulled 3 times and felt the presence of something when I first walked in.”

Jaymes White@JaymesWhite · Nov 1, 2017Replying to @emdavis992 @allypinsent

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I’m glad you ladies didn’t make too much of a mess lol @emdavis992 @allypinsent

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Thank you for the unforgettable experience! Had my hair pulled 3 times and felt the presence of something when I first walked in2:17 PM – Nov 1, 2017Twitter Ads info and privacySee Allyson Pinsent’s other Tweets

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“Honestly, it is something you will remember for a long time,” said White. “It really can mess with your mind and question reality.”

Article Source – TorontoSun.com

Couple’s dream house is ‘too haunted to sell’ so they rent it out on Airbnb

Home owner Aaron said one family couldn’t even stay the whole night at the house in Jefferson City, Missouri

A couple who are convinced their family home is haunted have put it on Airbnb so others can stay and “have experiences”.

Aaron and Erin Clark from Jefferson City, Missouri, have decided to turn “lemons into lemonade” after they started experiencing paranormal activity in their 109-year-old “dream” house.

Built in 1910, the American Foursquare residence is in the middle of the Hobo Hill Historic District and looks like many of the grandiose historic homes in Jefferson City, but looks can be deceiving.

The family found the lights, space heaters and kitchen sink would turn on by themselves and the pet pit bull would not go near certain areas.

The couple have turned the spookiness to their advantage after listing the holiday renting site Airbnb (Image: krcgtv.com)
Aaron said they couldn’t sell the house “knowing what they know” (Image: krcgtv.com)

Then their eight-year-old daughter started having nightmares and sleepwalking and the couple even claim to have seen a tall man in a suit and top hat in the corner of their eyes.

The home even appeared on the Travel Channel’s “The Dead Files” which detailed the paranormal activity.

The couple lived in the house for about seven months before they moved out.

The pet dog would not go near the stairs (Image: krcgtv.com)
The couple renovated the 109-year-old house (Image: krcgtv.com)

But now the couple have turned the spookiness to their advantage after listing the holiday renting site Airbnb.

Aaron told News Tribune : “We didn’t think it would be right selling to another family knowing what we know.

“We’ll just turn lemons into lemonade, and since the prison is so close and people in Jeff are interested in that sort of thing, we’ll just turn it into a short-term Airbnb, and people can stay and have experiences.”

The home even appeared on the Travel Channel’s “The Dead Files” which detailed the paranormal activity(Image: krcgtv.com)
Aaron said one family could not even stay the night (Image: krcgtv.com)

The Hobo Hill House is available for up to 10 guests and includes a cozy bedroom and full kitchen which “will not disappoint”.

Guests have access to the entire home EXCEPT the third floor – mysterious!

Article Source – mirror.co.uk

The Different Colors of Ghost Orbs and Their Meanings By Beth Asaff Reviewed by Paranormal Investigator Karen Frazier

Orbs of light are highly debated phenomena in paranormal circles. Some people believe seeing orbs of light is visible evidence of spirits. However, many researchers doubt whether orbs are ghosts at all. No one knows whether spirits are able to consciously harness this energy or not, but orbs are often witnessed or photographed at locations where some form of paranormal activity has reportedly taken place.

Energy Colors and What They Mean

If they are paranormal, the color of orbs may relate to energy colors, so you can find the meaning in the colors associated with various types of energy. There are many theories about what different orb colors mean, with many colors potentially meaning a variety of things. Interpretation of the colors varies according to different beliefs. However, in most cases, people interpreting orb colors and assigning an orb a meaning do so based on spiritual beliefs about the meaning of various colors. It is important to note these are spiritual theories only and have no basis in scientific fact.Related Articles

One theory of orb meanings for different colors is that spirits are manifesting in the best way they can. In these cases, the colors may have no meaning at all, or a spirit could be trying to communicate something with the color. Use your own feelings as a barometer to see what you believe the orb and its color means to you. If you’re still looking for guidance, some common interpretations follow.

Clear Orbs

Clear orbs may be a sign an entity is trying to communicate with you. The spirit may be trying to let the living know that some kind of significant event happened in that location and that the spirit wants help to move on.

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Clear orbs

White or Silver Orbs

Spiritually, white or silver is associated with spirituality and connection with a higher source. Some investigators believe orbs that are either white or silver in appearance are an indication that a spirit is trapped on this plane. It may also be a sign the spirit is there to offer protection to the people in the area. White energy is typically perceived as highly positive in nature.

white orbs

White orbs

Black or Brown Orbs

Brown orbs

Brown orbs

Red or Orange Orbs

From a spiritual perspective, red and orange colors are associated with safety and security, as well as a sense of belonging. While these warm colors are often associated with strong emotions, such as anger and passion, this may not be the case when it comes to ghost orbs. Some paranormal investigators believe a red or orange orb is a sign that an entity has assumed the role of a protector. This could be someone who was charged in life to keep watch or be a caretaker.

Kids entering forest with red orb

Red orbs

Green Orbs

In spiritual practice, green is associated with the heart. It is also associated with nature. Green orbs are sometimes thought to be an indication of the presence of a human spirit as opposed to one that was never on Earth in human form. Likewise, green orbs may represent love or oneness with nature.

meditation with green orbs

Green orbs

Blue Orb Meanings

Blue is spiritually associated with psychic energy and truth. It is a very calming color, and many people associate it with spiritual guidance. Some people feel blue orbs are a sign of a calming presence or energy while others feel they indicate the presence of a spirit guide in that location.

blue orbs

Blue orbs

Gray or Smoky Orbs

Gray may indicate depression or spiritual lack, or it may represent fear or ambivalence. If you see an orb that’s this color, it may indicate the presence of a depressed spiritual entity, or an entity lacking in spiritual awareness. Smoke, like the color gray, may indicate confusion or trouble.

Grey orbs

Grey orbs

Pink Orbs

It is a common belief that pink orbs are messengers of love. This can be universal love, such as the spiritual love of an ascended master, guide, teacher or archangel. It can also be a more specific love, such as the love of a deceased family member who takes on the mantle of a spirit orb to say they are still with you. Whoever the messenger is, a pink orb brings the message of encouragement, hope, peace and, always, love.

Pink Orbs

Pink Orbs

Possible Orb Colors Explained

In some orb photos, camera lenses have coatings with different colors in them. Sometimes these colors are reflected in orbs that are photographic artifacts, and this has nothing to do with the paranormal. This is known as a lens flare orb.

Orbs in Video and Photos

Orbs are very common in paranormal photography and video. In digital photography, orbs are a known artifact of the process. The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP) explains this in their case study on Orb Zone Theory.

  • In the case of digital and film photography where colored orbs appear, this is often associated with the subtle coloring of the camera’s lens.
  • Other items can cause orbs to appear including reflective surfaces, dust, rain, water spots, and bugs.
  • In video, infrared lights can reflect off of these same objects and give them a lighted orb-like appearance. People often mistake bugs and dust as flying orbs. These appear even as flying orbs in houses that are well cleaned and not dusty as infrared light easily picks up even the smallest amounts of dust.

For these reasons, many paranormal investigators do not consider orbs as paranormal evidence because there are too many natural world explanations for them. However, it is a possibility that some orbs could be paranormal in nature. This may be particularly true of orbs seen with the naked eye, especially those that appear to have their own light source and unusual patterns of travel.

What Do Orbs Look Like?

Orbs in photos appear as flat, cloudy disks. They may have color tinting them, or they may have a mottled appearance. Some people believe they see faces or angels in orbs, but this is most likely a trick of the mind called pareidolia in which the mind seeks to see the familiar in random patterns. Orbs in videos often look 3-dimensional. They may appear to be lit, or they may be white or dark. Orbs seen with the naked eye tend to have a 3-dimensional appearance that looks lit from within, like the bulb of a flashlight.

What Do Orbs of Light Mean?

Are orbs good or bad? The truth is, they are neither. They may be photographic or video artifacts, or they may be something more. While the jury is still out on whether ghost orbs are truly caused by paranormal activity or if they are merely dust flecks left on a camera’s lens, remember that most information about ghost orb colors comes from theory rather than science. While many researchers have compiled data on ghost orbs and their various colors, no one can be exactly certain about their meaning. Remember to keep this in mind as you work with the paranormal.

Article Source – Paranormal.lovetoknow.com

Travel Channel: Ghostober brings spooky new specials and series by Susan Leighton

Travel Channel is gearing up for Ghostober with a stellar line-up of spooky specials and series.

Travel Channel is getting ready for their biggest television event, Ghostober. This is that time of year when fans of the paranormal gather in their living rooms with Pumpkin Spice lattes and hunker down to watch all the spooky specials and new series that the network has to offer.

This year, some of the programming fare features old friends like Katrina Weidman and Jack OsbourneAmy Bruni and Adam Berry as well as the Ghost Brothers on an expedition to the top three haunted locations in Salem, Massachusetts. This is an unprecedented event where viewers will be able to watch live as the teams uncover supernatural evidence.

According to the Travel Channel press release, the action starts on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. and will last for four hours. So, get ready for some serious specter hunting on Haunted Salem: Live.

Hometown Horror premieres on Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. and looks to be absolutely terrifying! Six one-hour episodes will focus on small towns in America harboring dark secrets. Learn about the Pigman of Angola in New York, as well as the chilling stories surrounding the circus town of Baraboo, Wisconsin and the battlefield of Perryville, Kentucky.

There is even a show for UFO buffs. There are two famous Triangles in the world, the one in Bermuda and the other near Japan known as the Devil’s Sea. Well, Travel Channel is going to explore the mystery of The Alaska Triangle.

This area is a well-known hotbed of UFO, cryptid and ghost sightings. You can catch this series on Oct. 21 at 10 p.m.

Have you ever been plagued by spirits? Maybe had an otherworldly encounter that you can’t explain or perhaps you have run into some demonic activity.

For further insight into those phenomenons, watch My Horror Story on Oct. 21 at 11 p.m. Everyday people recount their run-ins with the supernatural that will leave you chilled to the core.

Finally, Destination Fear arrives on Oct. 26 at 10 p.m. Ghost Adventures’ paranormal explorer, Dakota Laden along with his sister Chelsea and his close friend, Tanner travel the country in an RV in search of the spookiest locations in America.

There is something for everyone this Halloween season on Travel Channel. Here is the full schedule for the month of Ghostober:

  • October 1: “Most Terrifying Places” – 10 p.m. ET/PT (New Series)
  • October 3: “The Dead Files” – 9 p.m. ET/PT (New Episodes)
  •                       “The Holzer Files” – 10 p.m. ET/PT (New Series)
  • October 4: “Haunted Salem: Live” – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (Four-Hour Live Special)
  • October 5: “Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits” – 9 p.m. ET/PT (Four-Part Miniseries)
  • October 6: “Witches of Salem” – 10 p.m. ET/PT (Four-Part Miniseries)
  • October 7: “Paranormal Survivor” – 9 p.m. ET/PT (New Episodes)
  •                     “Paranormal Emergency” – 10 p.m. ET/PT (New Episodes)
  • October 11: “Ghost Nation” – 9 p.m. ET/PT (New Series)
  •                         “Hometown Horror” – 10 p.m. ET/PT (New Series)
  • October 14: “These Woods Are Haunted” – 9 p.m. ET/PT (New Season)
  • October 21: “The Alaska Triangle” – 10 p.m. ET/PT (New Series)
  •                         “My Horror Story” – 11 p.m. ET/PT (New Series)
  • October 26: “Destination Fear”– 10 p.m. ET/PT (New Series)
  • October 30:  “Mountain Monsters” – 9 p.m. ET/PT (New Episodes)
  • October 31: “Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse” (wt) – 9 p.m. ET/PT (Two-Hour Special)

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Mum captures horrifying paranormal figure on video chat to best friend

A terrified mum claims to have captured a horrifying mystery figure on film while home alone – which she believes to be a GHOST OR ALIEN. – by Jasmine Kazlauskas

Mum-of-four Lori Simmons was video chatting on an app called Marco Polo, which allows users to record videos to each other in real time. 

The 47-year-old from Yakima, Washington, USA, said she had just woken up and was chatting with her best friend Shana Thomas – but was left horrified when Shana asked if there was somebody in the house with her. 

Lori –  who claims to have been home alone at the time – said her ‘heart stopped’ after she replayed the chilling footage and witnessed a dark figure dash in and out behind her while she spoke to Shana. 

The store manager said: “I’d only just moved into my apartment, so I was video chatting with my friend to show her around and I was just talking about general things. It was nothing out of the ordinary. 

“We were using an app called Marco Polo, which is like a video walkie talkie. You can hit the start button to record, and others can watch you in real time like a regular video call. You can then replay it. 

“But all of a sudden, her face got really serious and she asked if someone was in the house with me.

“I live alone but I instantly looked around because it was so weird the way she said it and it really frightened me. 

“I told her I was home alone. She looked pretty shocked and told me to watch my video again to see what I thought. She said it was like someone was following me around the house. 

“So I watched it, and my heart jumped into my throat. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. 

“It was so scary. It sent chills down my spine, and just shocked me so much. 

“I’ve had lots of paranormal experiences in my life, but nothing quite like this.

“I’ve only cried twice in my entire life from things that I’ve seen, but this did make me cry.”

Lori said she was so frightened by what she saw that she decided to stay at her daughter’s house for the night – and the next day had the house ‘cleaned and blessed’ by a spiritual friend.  

The mum added her new house, which was built in 1935, is located in the oldest part of town and is situated right next to both a hospital from the early 1800s and a nursing home. 

Lori believes the figure to be the ghost of a ‘prankster’ teenage boy – but is also open to the idea of it being an alien. 

And despite the horrifying ordeal, the mum is determined to stay in her new home.

She said: “I showed the video to people at my work and they actually screamed. That scared me, to see their reactions. 

“I believe it was the spirit of a teenage boy, maybe 13 or 14 years old. 

“But many people have said they think it’s an alien. I definitely believe in aliens, so it’s certainly a possibility. 

“People have told me to move out, but you can’t run from these types of things.”

Jewellery maker Shana, 46, was on the video chat with her best friend Lori at the time and said she ‘couldn’t believe her eyes’ when the figure appeared. 

She added: “I seriously thought someone was walking behind her, like a human child. 

“I watched this all happen in real time on the app. I saw this thing peek around the corner at me as if to see if we were still talking. 

“I’ve watched this video probably 1000 times and it still creeps me out. I kind of felt like it wanted to be seen, almost playful.  

“I believe it was the spirit of someone who has passed and wants to be acknowledged. 

“It was very startling to see. I can’t stop thinking about it.”

Article Source – NewIdea.com.au