If you read about or investigate the paranormal for a hobby, you probably have come across the story of the Amityville Horror, where a family in Amityville, New York spent twenty-eight horrific days in one of the most infamous haunted houses in the world.
The house, which is located at 108 Ocean Ave (formerly 112 Ocean Ave before the gawkers and tourists became too much to bear after the original film’s release in the late seventies and the street number was changed), also was where Ronald Defeo murdered six of his family members while they slept in November 1974.
Later the Warrens would come in to investigate the house in 1976, leading to one of the most chilling and controversial ‘real’ ghost photographs of all time, The Amityville Ghost Boy.
There is another photograph connected to the ever growing and confusing Amityville legend that has never really been brought to light.
It is said to have been taken in 1922 in the house that stood on the same property on which the Dutch Colonial the Defeos and Lutzes both lived in later stood.
And the figure within the captured image was claimed to be conjured during a seance no less…
Welcome to News From the Spirit World’s True life Paranormal Stories, sent to us by NFSW readers from around the world, and the first one is an interesting tale that although strange, scary and downright creepy, might have a logical solution.
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We surely got a great tale to start with from “F” on our Reddit page…what would you do if it were late at night, you were alone in your bed when it felt like something might have crawled into your bed with you?
Then you try to scream, but nothing comes out…
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.
Cats and the internet.
They go together like bread and butter, milk and cereal and any internet based comment page and incessant trolling.
Now we have a cat named Loki who while not the brother of Thor and as far as I know is not a megalomaniac dictator,he does have the teeth of the un-dead.
This week, Loki has become a internet sensation, but there is an account in Japanese folklore of an actual vampire cat…
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.
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.
News From the Spirit World is still a young and inexperienced websites as far as web life and growth go, but we have quickly learned that there is a subculture for anything scary and creepy that goes hand in hand with the paranormal.
With that in mind, I just figured I’d give space to some of those who love the paranormal but do things in other fields, usually with a frighting or disturbing tie in.
One such venture is Weird Avenue, a collection of artwork drawn by Christopher Marsh, who sells his wares at this website.
I was trying to think of something simple yet cool to post today as I am way too tired from work to try and do anything ‘heavy’.
As I just happened to be on You Tube, I figured I’d share some interesting, funny and creepy Halloween related videos I have seen over the years and we would start out with some really awesome Halloween scare pranks.
Bloody Mary…Bloody Mary..Bloody Mary…
That is the incantation that you are supposed to chant in front of a mirror if you want Bloody Mary to appear. It has been the highlight of many a Halloween party and children’s sleepover for decades.
However, before you summon Mary in all her variations or test your belief in the Bell Witch by saying an incantation in front of a mirror, science has to say a couple words on the matter and invites you to take a little visual test as well to prove it’s point.
Christopher Lutz was just seven years old when he lived in the house at 112 Ocean Ave in Amityville, and now he wants to tell his side of what really happened in the house that became the basis for the film The Amityville Horror…
Lucille Herrmann was also pretty young at just 13 years of age when the ‘Popper’ poltergeist changed her family’s life forever in 1958, a story later to be made into the film Poltergeist in 1982…