Ethical Questions Haunt Eastern State Penitentiary

A big question that seems to be popping up more and more in the paranormal community is one of ethics: is it right to use (some would say exploit) places of great tragedy in order to sell tickets for spooky ghost tours? I’ve discussed this before in relation to Pennhurst Center, and it seems like […]

Chupacabra or Mangy Coyote?

Personally, I’m getting a bit tired of all the supposed chupacabra sightings and bodies being found lately. I’m a pretty open-minded guy, and believe in the possibility of many things, but it seems as though almost every single chupacabra sighting or body turns out to be that of a mangy coyote or feral dog. I […]

H.P. Lovecraft’s World of Dreams

In his essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” H.P. Lovecraft explains that fear is the oldest and most basic human emotion. Fear of the unknown is the root of all fear, as death and pain are more prominent within the human mind than something like pleasure is. As a result, we tend to put more emphasis […]

Alaskan Sea Monster?

I’m not a big believer in lake monsters such as Champ or the Loch Ness Monster, but I do believe that our oceans are still teeming with creatures we have not yet discovered. The giant squid was still thought of as a myth only a few years back, but today is pretty much accepted as […]

Animal Planet renews “Finding Bigfoot”

In what is probably not a surprise to anyone at this point, Animal Planet has announced that they have ordered a 10-episode second season of its highly-rated (and highly-controversial) show, Finding Bigfoot. The show, which follows Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization founder Matt Moneymaker and crew while they search for Sasquatch, has received a lot of […]

Book Review: The Real Men in Black

The Real Men in Black by Nick Redfern Whether people are interested in UFO lore or not, most are at least marginally aware of the phenomenon known as the Men in Black. This is due in large part to the 1997 Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones movie entitled (ironically enough) “Men in Black.” And while the […]

‘Survivorman’ Les Stroud Talks Bigfoot

I have always loved the Discovery Channel series Survivorman. For those who are unfamiliar with the show, survivalist Les Stroud spends 7 days in the wilderness, with only his cameras, the clothes on his back a few simple supplies (and by simple, I mean things like a paperclip, credit card, ball point pen, etc.). Unlike […]

Ghost Evidence Found? Nope

I saw this story last week, and I didn’t blog about it because honestly, it angered me. I was hoping that a few days absorbing it would quell the anger, but no such luck. I have no problem with paranormal groups presenting their findings, to the client, to the media, anyone. But I do have […]

Exorcists meet in Poland to tackle vampires and mental illness

I’ve never been to keen on exorcisms. There’s just something about them that seems overly melodramatic. And there’s something about them that doesn’t sit right with me. I mean if Satan (or a demon) can possess someone’s body, make them speak in tongues, and perform all sorts of other supernatural feats, why not do something […]

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Haunted By Ghosts During X Factor Auditions

I saw this story and knew it had the makings of a great “Laura Pennace”-style blog entry: a haunted hotel, celebrities, and a funny picture (courtesy of Google images). Thank you, world, for bringing amazing stories such as this to me. Let’s get this party started… X Factor judges — and former Idol cohorts — […]