At first, all was quiet, but as I continued to scan the room, my EMF detector suddenly shrieked like a predator-startled herring gull in the direction of the fireplace and the 18th Century chair located adjacent to it.
Sometimes the evidence is shaky or suspiciously second-hand, and sometimes what we’re asked to believe runs counter to the secular common sense of our age. But the power of belief lies in its power to ignore or reject what skeptics might see as evidence or scientific proof. And that power should not be underestimated.
The true story of how the author overcame her own fears to help a friend find peace for her ailing mother. In the process, she received her own message from the past and found her own form of elusive peace.
The city of York — England and perhaps Europe’s most haunted city — is home to The Shambles, considered Europe’s most picturesque street, and to Europe’s second largest gothic Cathedral, but it’s also a perfect location for ghost walking tours.
The “Day of the Dead” should perhaps be more appropriately called the “Days of the Dead,” since from October 31 to November 2, all across Mexico, deceased loved ones are memorialized during this time. In urban areas the custom is treated much like our own Halloween, but in rural Mexico it is still an intensely religious holiday with roots going back into the mists of pre-Columbian times.
An abandoned, original old movie theatre still holds ghostly customers from its past and calls to its former owner in her dreams.
What are ghosts? What are they really? Are they tickles on the back of your neck, a shiver along your spine, a shadow crossing the kitchen floor? Out of the corner of my eye, I occasionally see motionless grey shadows, forms sitting in chairs and hallways, but I never feel threatened.