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The Retreat – Movie Review

The Retreat Directed by Bruce Wemple Last night, my friend Josh texted me about a movie he was about to watch, called The Retreat. The movie is about two friends who go camping in the Adirondacks and stay at a lean to in the winter. While there, they are stalked by a terrifying creature with […]

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 […]

TikTok of child’s apparent ghost encounter

TikTok Ghost Encounter with Child?

If I had a nickel for every TikTok ghost video I’ve seen, I’d have…well, maybe a dollar. I don’t really do the TikTok thing, but my son and I watch a lot of YouTube, and some of his favorite kinds of videos to watch are the Top Ten compilations of spooky videos. So we actually […]

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 […]

Halloween Watchlist 2020 - Real Scary

Halloween Watchlist 2020 – Real Scary

As the old saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. And as scary as horror movie monsters may be, nothing is scarier than the possibility of real monsters lurking in our world, stalking us through the forest, visiting us from alien worlds, or even haunting us in our own homes. So this next selection 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, […]