True Irish Ghost Stories

True Irish Ghost StoriesOver the weekend I celebrated my birthday and one of my friends gave me this book. It’s not a book that I will read straight through, but I did start on it last night. As it’s considered non-fiction, I read the intro/preface and am pleased with the forthrightness of the author. Considering that this book was originally written in the early 1900s and by someone within the church, I find it refreshing when he states that he has no real way to test the validity of each of the stories and takes them solely on the merit that he doesn’t have any reason to doubt them. It’s nice to see stories compiled during a time before the internet made liars out of everyone.

12 holiday gift ideas for paranormal fans

While we haven’t been very active with new content lately, we are always thinking about posting here. ­čÖé I happened to come across a list of holiday gift ideas for paranormal enthusiasts which I thought I’d share with our faithful followers.

 

1. Paranormal movies (to name a few)

  • The Apparition
  • ParaNorman
  • Men in Black
  • E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial (recently release on Blu-Ray)
  • Prometheus

2. TV season compilation DVDs

  • Fringe
  • Best of Celebrity Ghost Stories
  • Walking Dead
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Supernatural
  • Ghost Hunters
  • True Blood

3. Paranormal books

  • Unexplained! 3rd edition by Jerome Clark
  • American Vampires by Dr. Bob Curran
  • This Book is from the Future by┬áMarie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman
  • A Natural History of Ghosts by Roger Clarke

4. Bleeding Skull Candle

5. Nightmare Before Christmas Operation Game

6. Zombie bird feeder

7. Skeleton hand brooch

8. Vintage zombie pin up t-shirt

9. Ghost hunting equipment

10. Monster Fighter Haunted House Lego set

11. Printed paranormal gifts (most found on Cafe Press)

12. Paranormal wrapping paper

 

I personally could go for the Lego haunted house, but at $299, I can wait. A while. A long while. LOL

 

List courtesy of About.com‘s paranormal section.

Haunted Lodgings: Colonial Inn – Concord, Mass.

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Colonial Inn - Concord, MA

Concord, Massachusetts is a town with many layers. Before the United States was even formed, this heretofore sleepy little town grew to be a hotbed of revolutionary sentiment. Alerted by Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott of the advancing British troops, the local minutemen banded together to confront the soldiers. These stalwart New Englanders actually pushed a contingent of the British Army, the world’s dominant force, back to Boston in retreat. The role Concord played during the American Revolution was a significant one, but even afterwards, this small village was not content to fade away into history.

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Australia’s Hanging Rock, Not Haunted?

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I came across a story at Castle of Spirits, a popular ghost story website with Australian origins, about Hanging Rock. More specifically, about the mystery and controversy over the truth over author Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novella Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Picnic at Hanging Rock tells the story of a group of college girls who go on a picnic to Hanging Rock on St. Valentine’s Day 1900. Three of the girls and one of the professors go missing, and it is nearly a week before one of the girls is found. Though, what happened to the rest of the women who disappeared, no one knows. At least, that was the mystery the author was trying to portray. The author, at the publisher’s behest, left out the final chapter of the book. Continue reading