Why Some People In China Choose To Marry Ghosts
In rural Chinese provinces such as Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Henan, it is quite common for two departed souls to marry, or for a living person to marry a ghost. But why is that the case? Why would someone want to organize or take part in a posthumous...
I was not aware of this until listening to a recent Haunted Objects Podcast- ghosts invented chiropractic work!
The Palmer school continues to this day, but the spiritualist...
I didn’t want to side-track the The Haunted Social Housing Of Fontenay-Aux-Roses thread, but it got me thinking about the subject of French hauntings, the alleged paucity of instances, and the recollection of one counterexample I’d encountered recently, and which I’ve just tracked down after...
As some of you may know, I've been working on a big ghost survey since 2000, trying to ascertain just how haunted the UK is. My results are at www.paullee.com/ghosts/survey.php
Coupled with this is another smaller survey on which I determined how much venues charge for access. So if you're...
Came across the following - maybe of interest?
Charles Fort (1874-1932) the famed collector of anomalies was the centre of one himself….
By Alan Murdie
"So might begin many personal accounts of poltergeist activity. But this one was different. The words are those of Charles Fort himself...
Spinning off from the London Underground thread, where we have been discussing books...I wonder if anyone can recommend a couple of books about ghosts/haunting in London that I can buy?
I have in mind:
One which has some easily digestible "anecdotes"/interesting stories.
And one which is more...
A random musing. On one of the other threads I noticed someone speculating whether some ghost or spirit in a particular instance might be appearing on the anniversary of her death or other significant date.
The idea is certainly a well established one. "It was 30 years ago tonight!"
It appears the main ghost is some kind of camera issue and the second one is just shapes in the shadows. I've attached the picture but it is a photo saved as a gif so there is a lot of artefacting but you can clearly see the main 'ghost' (to crunch the size down I have sved it as a .jpg - it...
I believe what we call ghosts are not one thing but many. There are spirits that visit and history being played back.
I also have a theory that sometimes we see through time or to a different reality we shouldn’t see. That the reality we know is many layers. For example animals and children I...
Devon police have been called out 17 times in the past three years over ghosts, vampires, witches and zombies.
July 2015 - South Devon - Caller states he is a vampire and drinking his own blood (police...
I am 60 this year, and I have been amazed just how many rational people have admitted they have either seen or felt a ghost. I got to talk intimately with men and women when I was a nurse and carer, so perhaps they felt they could confide in someone who would give them a sympathetic ear.
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In late November of 1999, my wife and I were on holiday in the United Kingdom. She had always dreamed of going to Scotland and I had always wanted to see the Salisbury Cathedral and Hadrian's Wall. Oddly, the only day it rained was the day we stopped at Hadrian's Wall in...
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I just started wondering when the earliest mention of a ghost appears in literature. I distinctly remember translating and ancient Roman ghost story - Plinys Haunted House
Once upon a time there was a remarkable house in Athens. It was large and stately, but had a reputation for being...
Anybody here a fan of the Carry On series? Are they considered fun and witty or just one step above Benny Hill or what? I've only seen two, Carry On Screaming and Carry On Up The Jungle, but I thought both were pretty fun. But I know some things that are funny are pretty universally liked...
(Copied from the 'Blue Bar' thread)
I remember a similar account at the Tower of London, spotted by a warder near the Crown Jewels, but it was a red bar, just hovering vertically: heard it a while back, been Googling but no mention...
I remeber a film from the early-mid eighties but can't quite remember it's name, can anyone help?
It was based around an internal US flight which crashed through some sort of flaw, killing I'm not sure how many including the pilot. Bits salvaged from the plane were transplanted into others...
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the ghost of flight 401
when i was aound 10-11yrs i was walking to my nanna and grandads on a sunday morning with my mam whan we saw a plane a very very large bomber style one flying around 300-400 feet above the local houses and it did so with no noise at all then just as we watched it just flew away...