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The Old Hag Syndrome: Paralyzed in Sleep

The Old Hag Syndrome: Paralyzed in Sleep

Have you ever woken up from sleep and found yourself unable to move? As if a heavy object was resting on your chest? You had difficulty breathing, you tried to speak out but nothing came out of your throat, you began to sense something evil lurking in your room. You are most likely attacked by […]

Understanding Ghosts

Understanding Ghosts

A ghost generally means a spirit or soul of a deceased person or even an animal that still exists on this world. Ghosts are known to be seen in places and locations that are associated with them when they were once alive. Ghosts are also apparitions that living people may see that seems to defy all other explanation. Ghost BeliefsBelief in ghosts may differ from culture to culture. Although their general description may be similar, some cultures may have different explanations as to why they exi…

Understanding Poltergeists

A poltergeist refers to ghosts and spirits that usually try to manifest or show itself by moving physical objects. It is a German term composed of two words- “poltern” which means to rumble or make noise and “Geist” for “spirit” or “ghost”. The occurrence of poltergeists has been reported from different countries and is a phenomenon that seems to have similar characteristics anywhere they happen. Early OccurrencesThe history of poltergeists occurring has been known since ancient times. The earli…

Elvis Presley's Ghost

Elvis Presley's Ghost

Elvis Presley was a very popular American singer and actor. He is considered even today as a cultural icon, whose influence on people still linger on even today. But most importantly, he is being referred to as “The King of Rock n’ Roll” to his beloved fans. Some even call him simply as “The King” or just plain Elvis. Elvis was quite a popular celebrity during the 50’s and well into the 60’s and the 70’s. His popularity has quite that endearing quality among his many fans that some even still be…

Haunted Emily's Bridge

Haunted Emily's Bridge

Many haunted places come with a dark history. Ghosts seem to appear in places with a great number of stories to accompany them. And it is not so often that bridges become a site of ghost sightings. But such is the story behind Emily’s Bridge. Emily’s Bridge ProfileEmily’s Bridge is also known as the Gold Brook Covered Bridge. It is one of the many covered bridges that can be found in the state of Vermont. It is specifically located in the town of Stowe in Lamoille County. It was built sometime i…

The Lady In Black

The Lady In Black

There is a story from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas that tells of a ghost more popularly known as the Lady in Black. This ghost is said to appear around the campus at around the same time as the school’s Homecoming Week. Numerous accounts of students seeing the ghost have spread throughout the years. Such stories still come to haunt the students each year and have become part of the school’s history and folklore. Story of a Jilted LoverThe story behind the Lady in Black is …

The Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is a museum located in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. It is dedicated in memory of its one time resident and Jewish famous wartime personality, Anne Frank. Anne was the young girl known to have written probably the most significant account of the war in her diary. Today, Anne Frank’s diary, which is titled “The Diary of a Young Girl”, chronicles the experiences of Anne Frank and her family along with four other Jews as they hide from the Nazis when Netherlands was occupied by…

The Hitchhiker of Route 44

Ghost sightings can come from any place. But most of the time, such sightings usually have a story behind them. But there are sometimes some ghost sightings in many places that seem quite mysterious enough and with usually no back story behind them. It seems that there are ghosts that appear and has remained unidentified even for the longest time, with the story behind them still remain unknown. Such is the case for the hitchhiker of Route 44. The PlaceThe location in question for this ghost sig…

USS Arizona Ghost

USS Arizona Ghost

Ghosts and hauntings seem to appear in places with a dark history in them. This is none more evident than ghosts seen on the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The stories surrounding the unfortunate demise of the USS Arizona seem to bring about experiences with ghosts that people believe may still be haunting the ship even today. USS Arizona HistoryThe USS Arizona was a US Navy battleship that was commissioned in 1916 during World War I. But the battleship was best known for being …

Niedzica Castle

Niedzica Castle

The Niedzica Castle is located in Niedzica in the southernmost part of Poland. Also sometimes known as Dunajec Castle, it was built sometime between 1320 and 1326. It was said to be built by Rodric from Tyrol on a site that used to be an ancient stronghold. The castle stands on top of a limestone and shale hill 300 meters from the mouth of the Dunajec River. From its beautiful location, it is considered as one of the most picturesque castles in Poland. Ghosts StoriesWith the ancient castle being…