“There are an infinite number of universes existing side by side and through which our consciousnesses constantly pass. In these universes, all possibilities exist. You are alive in some, long dead in others, and never existed in still others. Many of our "ghosts" could indeed be visions of people going about their business in a parallel universe or another time — or both.”—Paul F. Eno, Faces at the Window
This famous photograph was taken in 1966 by Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from British Columbia, Canada whose intention was to photograph the elegant spiral staircase known as the “Tulip Staircase” in the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.
Upon development, the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs, holding the railing with both hands. The staircase itself was closed off with rope and is the first unsupported spiral stair in Britain, dating back to the earlier period of the house. The stairs are supported by a combination of support by cantilever from the walls and each stair resting on the one below, deeming that no one was on the staircase at the time of the photograph. Experts including those from Kodak, examined the original negative and concluded that there was never any tampering or manipulation and that the photograph is indeed legitimate.
This photograph however is not the only piece of evidence that suggests that the 400-year old building is haunted as tourists to the site have seen strange shadowy figures in the vicinity of the staircase along with unexplained footsteps heard throughout the house, the disembodied chanting of children, slamming doors and even some visitors claiming to be pinched by unseen fingers. It has also been noted that a pale woman has been seen frantically cleaning up blood from the bottom of the staircase which was supposedly the maid who died after being thrown from the banister nearly 300 years ago.
The photograph sparked interest with members of the Ghost Club, who in 1967 held a séance near the location of the staircase but produced no conclusive evidence of paranormal activity. Below is a photograph of the séance with the sole purpose to find the unrested spirits in the building and make contact with them.
In the 1980s, the House was closed for six years as part of restoration and re-opened in 1990. It now represents the style of the House circa 1660 and is open for tours. Below is a photograph of the staircase today:
In 2002, the House’s gallery assistant, Tony Anderson was discussing his break with some colleagues when something caught their eyes. They saw a woman, at first believing it was the girl who does the tours during the weekend but realized the woman had glided across the balcony and went through the wall’s west side. Of the incident, Anderson says:
"I could not believe what I saw. It went very cold and the hairs on my arms and neck were on end. We went into the Queen’s Presence Room and looked down toward the old Queen’s Bedroom, and something passed through the ante-room and out through the wall. My two colleagues did also feel cold at that time. The lady was dressed in a white-grey colour, old fashioned, something like a crinoline type dress."
For more information on the National Maritime Museum, be sure to check out their official site.
“I now suspect that the spiritualists are reversedly right — that there is a ghost-world — but that it is our existence — that when spirits die they become human beings.”—Charles Fort, Wild Talents, 1932
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The Ghost in Seat J-47 of Hibbing High School's Auditorium
Care to have a seat? Talk about real school spirit!
In northern Minnesota, a medieval-looking building known as Hibbing High School is the center of not just a rich heritage but of paranormal activity. The school’s auditorium has seen its share of hauntings and ghost stories. There have been rumors and legends of death floating around the auditorium since the auditorium’s inception such as a person falling off the balcony or the chandelier/stage light falling on a person in the seats below who some believe to be the first stage manager, Bill. Bill was supposedly a stage manager from 1927 all the way to his death in the late 1960s. Rumors had spread that he died from either a heart attack or, seeing as he always sat in the J-47 seat which was basically “his seat” while watching the students’ performances, that the stage light or chandelier had fallen on his head, resulting in his death.
Below is a picture of the auditorium where paranormal activity has taken place:
Chuck Perry has been the stage manager at the high school since 1979 and has heard several ghost stories. Perry recalls an incident in the early 1990s when a woman walked around the J-47 row and felt a cold chill as well as a feeling of uneasiness. There have been numerous other accounts of the same incident bordering paranormal activity. It was then that Perry decided to take some shots of the auditorium as well as the area where the visitors felt uncomfortable. The photograph above shows an apparition caught on an old Polaroid camera of a man from the waist up, in old attire with a hat. There were a total of 50 shots taken and six of them showed green and red orbs as well as a full-blown apparition in the J-47 seat.
One of the first stories Perry ever heard about ghosts being present in the school auditorium involved the backstage area. Perry said the incident took place in the mid-1970s, before he started working at the high school.
"We have 10 dressing rooms, and one of them is really large. Supposedly this gal was back there getting her makeup on before the show. Somebody walked in the dressing room she assumed was in costume, she looked up, and they just kind of were gone. And that happened two or three times in that room."
Around the auditorium, several students and staff have heard footsteps in the hallways towards the auditorium. One such incident involved a janitor who claimed to have heard someone enter a classroom behind him as he was cleaning one night after school. As he turned around to look, he heard footsteps move back into the hall and returned to his work, only to have the footsteps return again. Never seeing anything, the janitor only heard phantom footsteps and isn’t alone.
Below is the video Chuck Perry created and not only shows the six photographs taken but he recalls his paranormal account with the auditorium:
Numerous paranormal investigators have paid a visit to the auditorium to get a better grasp of the J-47 hauntings and captured several EVPs and have experienced similar encounters that visitors, students and faculty have come across. The high school is one of the most famous haunted places in the world and is featured in Jeff Belanger’s book, World’s Most Haunted Places.
Along with its ghosts, the high school has it’s share of notable alumni such as singer/songwriter, Bob Dylan and former NBA player, Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics (ETA).
The Hibbing High School and it’s famous auditorium are located on 21st St. at 8th Ave. in Hibbing, Minnesota.
* CORRECTION: Former NBA player, Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics attended Hibbing High School and not the star of Glee.*
“…hauntings do not just happen. It is not merely by chance that you are there when the ghost walks. A physical presence is needed not only to see the apparition but perhaps to cause it to appear.”—Antony D. Hippisley Coxe, Haunted Britain, 1973
A ghost story in Anderson, South Carolina captured national attention two years ago when a video of a mysterious blur was caught on camera moving around in a credit union office in a Municipal Business Center. The center is new but the land dates back to the 1800s, when a large estate called Echo Hall stood on the present property.
A security guard said he was working late one night and saw something move out of the corner of his eye. As he went back to check it out, he noticed movement on the surveillance camera. No one was present in the office at the time and describes it, “Just like a little ghostly figure, walking around.”
Staff of the credit union office have tried to come up with reasonable explanations for the blur thinking it was an insect or glare from the outside but after closing the blinds, the blur becomes more prominent and gets clearer than before.
Paranormal investigator Joe Wright analyzed the video, and thinks the image may just be dangling matter from a spider web but that explanation doesn’t sit well with staff, who’ve cleaned the camera lens and area surrounding the device but the blur just keeps coming back and saunters over to the office chair.
As for the history of the location, it is remembered that the property was a place where people sat around and talked about politics. However, anyone who knows the history of the spot says it seems to have 150 years of peace and quiet which reflects the white blur, who hasn’t brought any trouble to the staff of the credit union.
“I often wonder what the other side of the picture of haunting is in Ghost Land? Is it the dead alone that can disturb the living, or can the living similarly disturb the dead?”—Nandor Fodor, True Ghost Stories by Marchioness Townsend & Maude Ffoulkes, 1936
A man from Queensland has been experiencing some poltergeist activity in his home for the past six months and has been documenting over at his YouTube channel, collecting various footage from around his house and some EVP sessions. He gives his viewers a small glimpse of what is going on in his house but it is no measure to the affects it has on his family and day-to-day life as the poltergeist is a constant bother, opening cupboards, throwing things off shelves, shaking his closets and whatever other various noises it can make in order to get his attention.
On his blog, he mentions that he’s a professional photographer and when working at his art gallery late nights, he’d park his car behind the building. In order to get to his car, he’d have to walk through a basement which we believe is under the art gallery. While working at his art gallery and getting to his car, he started noticing strange paranormal activity occurring; objects moving, shadows and as a result he decided to film what was happening in the basement, either by himself or with the help of some interns.
"When I would see something move out of the corner of my eye, I would just think it was a rat or a possum or something like that. Then, as the weeks went on, I would start to see things that could not possibly be a rat or a possum, like a box moving or an empty bottle sliding across the floor. Seeing actual objects move was when I first realized that I had to be dealing with something paranormal."
However, the activity in the basement stopped and apparently, followed him home as he further mentions over at his blog.
"Sometimes no activity would occur for days or weeks at a time, so I didn’t think too much about it when in early December, 2010, the activity stopped in the basement. But then I started noticing stuff being moved about in my house. I could not believe it. Either I was the most unlucky or lucky (depending upon your point of view) person and I was dealing with two separate poltergeists, or somehow, this thing had followed me to my house."
An example of such paranormal activity occuring in his house happens to be when he’s asking questions in the bedroom.
The video shows him asking various questions to the entity in the room and how it responds to him:
The second video is the same video above but of just the EVP he captured using his cellphone while asking questions:
If you listen closely to the EVP, somewhere between 0:29-0:35 seconds, you will hear the faint whisper of a what sounds like a woman, saying: “Get out of my house”. Be aware that the other noise you’ll hear in the background is his pet bird. There are other noises too but are very hard to make out. If you hear something, let us know and LIKE us on Facebook now!
What could it be? Could there possibly be a poltergeist in his house? Be sure to check out the videos on his channel and read his blog for more information.
It’s happened again! It’s only been a few weeks since the last sighting but now residents in Chicago are scratching their heads over another row of blinking lights.
The video which was shot by Chicago resident, Nicole Dragozetich was driving down 35th Street and Western on the city’s South Side at around 8PM April 2, when she noticed at least a dozen people who had stopped in their tracks to stare at the night sky. The shot shows a line of several lights that seem to fly low together in the nighttime sky. The lights were orange and blinking together too. At first they were traveling in a straight line, but then the strange lights formed different patterns.
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On the night of the Super Moon on March 19, some of you may have seen the moon in its nearest approach to the earth, while others may have witnessed a werewolf crossing the street or maybe some of you drank your socks off with friends, having just another fun-filled night but within the night sky, something lurked up above.
It was first reported by ABC News sometime in the month of March that residents of Lafayette, Colorado spotted a strange triangular formation of lights hovering soundlessly above their homes. There is video now of a paranormal investigator who captured similar bright red lights in Essex, England while recording the lunar cycle during the night of the Super Moon, March 19.
The lights, like in the Colorado footage also appear to be stationary and fade in and out during filming. These peculiar lights seem to be not just focused in one region as similar sightings have been captured in various other locations from around the world. With videos surfacing now of similiar sightings and posted up on blogs and YouTube, could this all be UFO related?
The Essex video capture was shot entirely using an infra-red camera and was filmed when the lights were at their brightest. Of the footage, the videographer says:
The video shows the moon filmed through trees. I had my back to the fields at this point, then when I turned to look out over the fields right in front of me was three huge red lights moving across the sky in total silence. I was filming in infa-red at the time and this was when the lights were at their brightest. I switched to normal mode and the lights began to vanish one by one in a clear, cloudless sky.
To be honest this video does’nt do justice to the intensity of the lights when I first saw them, they were huge and red in colour flying in formation coming out from the West. At the time I wanted to watch them, film them, look at them through binoculars, take pictures of them, all at once. At least I captured them on film and you get an idea of what I saw, this upload is darker than it appears on my TV. At the end of the video I filmed a plane coming over so you can see that what I filmed moments before was no aircraft. I am a paranormal researcher, ghosts, big cat sightings, ufos, etc, so this for me was just fantastic.
See the video below:
A reader of our blog mentioned to us in the UFO Colorado entry that she, her husband and brother-in-law spotted these exact same three red lights in West Virginia on New Year’s Eve. Could this validate the fact that aliens are among us and watching our every move?
In this podcast we talk to one of the most intriguing people we’ve interviewed on the show; a former police officer and now a psychic medium, Chuck Bergman. Chuck has been featured on the A&E show, Psychic Search. He impresses both Bruno and Anthony with his psychic abilities and shares a rather interesting story about a famous person who he meets in the spirit world!
Chuck Bergman was great fun and a definite pleasure to have on our show. His amazing accuracy left both of us scratching our heads. He surprises Anthony and myself which is beyond belief, amazing! Be sure to download the whole podcast to hear his reading on both of us.
In the above clip, Chuck tells Bruno of a highlight from his career and meeting a rather famous and well known spirit in the spirit world! Who could it be? Tune in to find out!
To watch a clip of Psychic Search with Chuck Bergman, check it out here at his YouTube channel.