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.
Haunted dolls and puppets are very popular in our culture.
We have the infamous Annabelle, who when not terrifying people is kept in the Warren ‘Museum,’ to that crazy creepy clown from the original Poltergeist film, these former playthings of children have become the stuff on nightmares.
It makes sense that the paranormal world would latch onto dolls at times for it’s muses because some dolls and puppets can indeed look downright creepy. There is a even a specific phobia for this fear of dolls called pediophobia and for their stringing up counterparts there is Pupaphobia.
Of course, the above phobias are a real psychological condition, while most of the legends surrounding the other haunted toys are probably only real in our imaginations.
However, a British paranormal investigator who specializes in haunted dolls says she has captured one particular puppet moving on it’s own on video.
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.
Clowns are a real psychological fear for some people and although they are not paranormal in the least, I just had to share this story trending currently from the UK.
It seems that someone is dressing up as a clown in Northampton and is stalking the streets at night, just waiting to be ‘spotted.’
He even has his own Facebook page and has invited everything from praise to death threats as the story circulates around the world.