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Ghost Town: The Ghostly Old West

By: - April 19, 2016
Category : 80's, Hauntings

Before the internet, late night television and trips to the video store for me were akin to when Indiana Jones found the golden idol. After taking the trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, it got me thinking about all the mystery and allure the buildings, empty truck stops, and signs of years past held […]

Theme Parks, Headless Horsemen, and Haunted Ships: Top Spots For Getting Into the Halloween Spirit

By: - October 21, 2015
Category : Hauntings, Places

Well ladies and gentleman…it’s that time of year again. The leaves are bursting into reds and oranges. The weather gets a little cooler. And everything gets a temporary pumpkin spiced make-over. Short of 4th of July, the month of October is my favorite time of year. There’s something about fall that makes me happy. Maybe […]

The Case of the Mothman

By: - August 6, 2015
Category : Case Study, Hauntings, Unsolved

Continuing the theme of doing some case studies that have fascinated me for quite some time, I figured it might be fun to throw a few more of these cases out there. Most people have heard something about them. But I’d like to dive in a little bit further to really explore all the events […]

The Enfield Monster Case Study

By: - July 31, 2015
Category : Case Study, Hauntings, Unsolved

It’s still a little early for Halloween. The weather hit 98 the other day, but I came across a story recently straight out of a Halloween horror classic. Surprisingly, this didn’t occur right around Halloween, as odd things usually do. The setting was rural Illinois. The date: April 25th, 1973. One of the strangest events […]

The Poltergeist Revisits

By: - May 23, 2015
Category : Hauntings

As the new Poltergeist movie hits theaters on May 22, fans will get the chance to see an updated version of the 1982 classic hit the big screen. Or for those of you who have never seen the original, it should provide a fresh sense of scares for you. The plot sounds rather old hat […]

My Fascination With Abandoned Parks

By: - January 29, 2015
Category : Hauntings

Every now and then you’ll look back at a photo, drive to a location, or hear a name that takes you back to a specific memory. A certain time and place no matter where you are. You could be on a crowded subway, and depending on if you were alive in the 60’s and someone […]

The Last Elevator Ride

By: - January 9, 2015
Category : Hauntings

A few days ago, I was returning back from a flight to Chicago when my eye caught the screen playing on the seat next to mine. It was showing recaps of mysterious occurrences in the US during the past few decades. The “Babushka lady” after the JFK assassination, Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance, the Malaysian Airline Flight […]

A Suburban Nightmare

By: - November 10, 2014
Category : Hauntings

It’s hard to believe Halloween came and went so quickly. The candy is half priced. The pumpkin scented items are on clearance. The shelved are cleaned out ready for Christmas. (Do they just skip right over Thanksgiving?) Well, dammit, I’m not done talking about it. It struck me reliving the days leading up to Halloween— […]

A Midnight Phone Call

By: - July 24, 2014
Category : Hauntings

One of the most frustrating things while living in a dorm room is usually lack of sleep. Everything from music blasting from down the hall to crunching for an early morning exam you forgot you had. I remember there used to be one guy who would always knock on our door and open it at […]

The Ghosts of Galena

By: - July 15, 2014
Category : Hauntings

One of my favorite memories growing up was taking family road trips. We usually went somewhere like Wisconsin Dells or anywhere in Illinois I had never been (usually anything west of Rockford and South of Naperville). Apparently I was pretty sheltered. In 1997, we took a trip to a friend of the family’s farm house […]