The Occult Section - 1000th Post

1000th Post: Thank You!

I don’t typically like self-congratulatory stuff. Especially when it comes to silly things, like my little paranormal blog. But I couldn’t help but notice that this is our 1000th post on here, and that felt pretty cool to me. The blog has been a passion project of mine for years now. It started as a […]

On the Trail of Hauntings - Small Town Monsters

On the Trail of Hauntings – Review

On the Trail of Hauntings Directed by Seth Breedlove | Small Town Monsters Whenever someone finds out I’m a paranormal investigator, the reaction is inevitably some variation of “Wow! That sounds so exciting, I’d love to come along and watch sometime!” And I always chuckle. Because most of the time, their reactions are solely based […]

The Year in Review 2020 - The Occult Section

The Year in Review: 2020

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s hope 2021 holds better things in store for all of us. It’s time for another Year in Review, and what a year it was. Indeed, 2020 was difficult for all of us, but it’s important to focus on the positives. So hopefully you enjoy this lighthearted look back on the […]

James Appleton 46 Of 46 Podcast

Paranormal Podcasts: The 46 of 46 Podcast

The 46 of 46 Podcast Back in 2016, I did a short (very short) series of reviews on paranormal podcasts. I was new to the podcasting world, and my wide-eyed optimism got the best of me. I was going to check out tons of paranormal podcasts, as there were – and still are – so, […]

The Shadows Amongst Us by Dustin J. Morgan

The Shadows Amongst Us – Review

The Shadows Amongst Us Directed by Dustin J. Morgan Ummm…not even sure to begin with this one. So I guess I’ll start at the beginning. My son and I found this movie a few months back on Amazon Prime (for free at the time) and got about 12 minutes in before turning it off. The […]

Finding Jay: Lost and Found

Finding Jay: Lost and Found – Review

Finding Jay: Lost and Found Directed by Jay Bachochin Back in March, as the reality of the COVID-19 lockdowns began to really hit home for me, I started really yearning for the outdoors again. That wasn’t really feasible, so I began watching paranormal documentaries that would sort of let me be out in the woods, […]

Fortean Times 400th Issue

‘Fortean Times’ To Release 400th Issue

For anyone with a deep interest in the paranormal, supernatural, or just unexplained mysteries in general, there is perhaps no name more familiar to them than that of Charles Fort. A journalist and aspiring naturalist, Fort published a number of books in the early 20th century regarding anomalous phenomena. He mused on a variety of […]

Ghost Hunters canceled?

‘Ghost Hunters’ Canceled Again?

Funnily enough, I don’t really follow Ghost Hunters news. But every now and then, I come across some, mostly by accident. Honestly, I stopped watching the show after the second season, when things started getting really ridiculous, and the show mutated from seemingly serious paranormal investigations – where they hardly found any evidence and Jason […]

The Ghost of South Brooklyn

The Ghost of South Brooklyn

For the past two weeks, my “Throwback Thursdays” of the paranormal have focused on bizarre creatures – the Wildman of Rockaway Beach, and the Coney Island Monster. But this week, I’ll be focusing on a ghost that haunted the intersection of two streets in South Brooklyn, New York, back in 1890. Now before I proceed, […]

Gettysburg Ghosts Run Across Road

Gettysburg Ghosts Caught on Video?

I woke up this morning to see a very interesting story on my news feed. A video is going around apparently showing two ghosts crossing a road in one of my favorite places, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Gettysburg battlefield is the site of the bloodiest and most important battle of the American Civil War, as it […]