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It’s (Not) Official: Yoga is Satanic

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Yoga, Harry Potter, and Twilight are the causes of an upsurge in demonic possession, according to Father Cesare Truqui, successor of Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist for some 25 years.

Twilight I can believe – but yoga?

Okay, so it’s not solely Twilight he calls “Satanic”; it’s anything that portrays vampires or demons as something desirable or in any way sexy. Let’s hope he’s never read Vampirella! (more…)

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Ghostly Pics: Charlie Noonan’s Demon Woman

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When I first started this website, finding material to write about was pretty easy, especially when it came to this site’s most popular category, Ghostly Pics.

From years of casual paranormal reading, I had a mental list of the infamous purported paranormal photos I wanted to write about: The Toys R Us Ghost, The Tulip Staircase Ghosts, The strange figure captured on CCTV from Hampton Court and of course, the photograph this site has become most ‘famous’ for covering, The Amityville Ghost Boy.

However, one photograph, which happened to be one of the creepiest pics I had ever laid eyes on, eluded me. Not because it did not have a great story behind it or because the image was not available to me, but because News From The Spirit World has always taken a skeptical approach to the paranormal, albeit with a ‘I want to believe’ attitude as well.

Recently this photo appeared on Reddit’s /r/creepy sub, and it came with an explanation in the comments about a picture that still gives me the chills every time I look into the eyes of this almost demonic looking old woman.

It gets creepier when you realize this image may have been the last thing a man saw before he vanished off the face of the Earth.

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You Have Till August 24th to Live According to ‘Satan’ (Updated/Debunked?)

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*Update at bottom of post, the pic used has been debunked, which does not bode well for this whole story, plus honestly from the get go it has not been published by any other ‘major’ source online.*

What image pops up in your head when you think of Satan, the lord of darkness, master of fear and deception?

Horns, red skin, tail and a goatee?

What about what looks like the illegitimate love child of Marilyn Manson and Vampira with too much eye make up?

According to one Ashton Black of Tampa, Florida, he is now Satan and we all have till August, 24th, 2015 to accept him as our master or we all die.

All because he encountered the man himself when he walked into a pay day loan store.

You can’t make stuff like this up, read on if you want to live…

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Comedian Busts Psychics in NYC

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First let me say that I DO believe in psychic phenomena.

Personally my intuition once basically saved my life as a teen plus I have always felt that the mind has more power then we fully understand.

A couple of my own paranormal experiences are why this website is not totally skeptical about ghosts, UFOs and other strange events.

However, most psychics today are out there for one reason and one reason only: Bucks, dollars, shrapnel and cash. Whatever term you want to use, most paid psychics are out there looking for the bottom line.

To get your money, they will tell you that your lost and beloved bike is in the basement of The Alamo.

They may tell you they can contact your dead relatives, but really they are interested in portraits of dead people on pieces of paper  in your pocket, purse or wallet.

Which is why comedian and prankster Tyler Fischer went out into the streets of New York City to do something similar to what Houdini once did during the psychic and spirit photography boom of his time.

To prove that a majority of them are downright fakes.

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Lorde Claims Ghostly ‘Buzz’ on New Album

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The music world has plenty of session players and background vocalists that you have probably never heard of but have been on some of your favorite albums and singles.

Invaluable as they are, these session artists are so far out of the spot light they may as well be dead.

Or ghosts.

However, pop sensation Lorde has ‘Tweeted’ that a strange humming on session takes for her upcoming album were possibly caused by ghosts in the studio.

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Dog Ghost Hunter Sniffs Out the Paranormal?

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I love dogs, they are amazing creatures that at certain times of my life have been among my best friends.

Dogs have also been trained to do wonderful tasks such as leading the blind, sniffing out bombs and drugs and watching out for our dwellings while we are away, protecting the property from intruders.

But what about a dog who is being trained to sniff out ghosts and other paranormal activity?

Holly Goddard believes it is possible and thinks her dog Glimmer might be the world’s first ghost seeking pooch.

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Paranormal Board Game Causes Distress?

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The paranormal investigation craze has been around for awhile now, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

From Ghost Hunters to ghost hunting smart phone apps, the world seems to have gone crazy for ghosts.

So it should come as no surprise that products have risen out of the popularity of the genre like a ghost from a grave.

What is shocking is that a ghost investigation board game could cause players to feel actual psychological symptoms.

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James Bond Theme Written By a Ghost?

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Certain film and television theme tunes just stick in your head the same way a popcorn hull might get stuck in your teeth.

No matter how you try to wiggle and maneuver it out of your mind, it seems it has come to stay like an uninvited guest.

There are plenty to choose from too: Jaws, Star Wars, Dallas and my personal favorite of the bunch, Doctor Who.

Another would be the iconic James Bond theme, usually credited to multiple award winning composer John Barry.

However, recently I stumbled on a short article that claims the tunes haunting melody might have actually been composed by a ghost.

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An interview with Johnathon Ferguson

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This is reblogged from my Lurking Musings blog where it featured as part of my Vampire Month special event. On Thursday this week, Johnathon will be talking in more detail about the Vampire Killing kit that the museum has in its collection.

Today we have an interview with Jonathan Ferguson, Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. He recently gave a talk entitled ‘How to kill a Vampire’ which I was lucky enough to attend and it was this talk which led me to approach him about a slot in Vampire month.

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Seattle Kids Part of Halloween Experiment in 1976

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Halloween is a time for some creepy urban legends, most of which are more fiction then fact.

Recently, I wrote about my own Halloween related childhood urban legend for the Dolphin Talk newspaper out of Seadrift, Texas. It involved a reported ‘Witch’ who pulled kids inside her house when they went Trick or Treating.

This of course, was all hogwash, rubbish and fantasy.

It has been said however that truth can be stranger then fiction.

A recent post by the excellent website IO9 brought to light a psychological experiment conducted by researchers on Trick or Treaters in Seattle, Washington in the Fall of 1976.

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