3 Frightful Royal Ghosts

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that last week saw the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Whatever your views on the modern monarchy, I think it’s fair to say that ol’ Liz certainly spent her 70 years on the throne, reigning with unparalleled devotion and duty.  As we spend most of our…

The Curse Of Tutankhamun

Public perception of the famous (or now, infamous) boy King, Tutankhamun, has undergone a complete 180 in recent years, but the tale of his accompanying curse still inspires shudders from contemporary audiences.  But what do we really know about the Boy King and is his deadly curse a matter of fact or fiction? Let’s discuss….

America’s Most Haunted Locations

The Stanley Hotel Only a stone’s throw away from the Rocky Mountains stands the infamous Stanley Hotel. More commonly known as the inspiration behind Stephen King’s The Shining, the Stanley boasts a luxury restaurant, spa and lodgings, ready to entertain its corporeal guests, as well as the many ghosts said to roam its halls. Despite…

3 Haunted Dolls (Who Aren’t Robert)

Dolls have always freaked me out, and apparently, I’m not alone. There’s a reason spooky dolls have become a well used cliche in horror media today. We’ve already spoken about Robert, but let’s investigate a few more of his fiendish friends. Annabelle Annabelle is one of the more infamous vessels of alleged evil, as proposed…

3 Freaky Family Curses

By now, we all know that I love a good curse. I’m fascinated by them. Maybe that’s because the feeling of impending dread handed down by generations of hereditary trauma resinates with me. So, before we turn this into an open therapy session, let’s explore some of the most infamous cases of freaky family curses….

The Life of Baba Vanga: The Blind Mystic of the Balkans

October 3rd, 1911 in what is now Strumica, North Macedonia, a baby was born prematurely. As is customary, she was not given a name until she was deemed likely to survive. It is said that when she first cried out, the midwife rushed into the street to ask a stranger for a name for the…

3 More Cursed Items

Y’know, I just can’t resist a good ol’ curse. There’s just something about an otherwise ordinary object, hiding a frightfully unusual past that I just love. What makes an item cursed? Is it the latent emotional energy of a tragic event or previous owner impressed upon the item? Is a curse created only by the…

3 Pesky Poltergeists

Poltergeists are a great source of debate within the paranormal community.  As discussed in Volume 2 of Dr Hawthorn’s Ghost Guide, one must be wary of hauntings consisting entirely of supposed poltergeist activity, as it is particularly easy to manipulate.  However, there are still a handful of cases that can not be written off so…

3 Thoroughly Haunted Houses – UK Addition

Houses and ghosts go together like bread and butter. Like cheese and crackers. Like midnight ice cream and crushing existential dread.  It’s no surprise that as long as we’ve lived in houses, we’ve haunted them – and why wouldn’t we? Houses are containers for people, and people are containers for a whole lot of energy…

3 Cases of (Supposed) Demonic Possession

As I mentioned in Vol. 2 of my handy, dandy Ghost Guide, I’m skeptical of labelling any case as “demonic”, but that doesn’t mean I don’t believe in the possibility of possession.  As long as humanity has believed in an ethereal world, it has believed in possessions and one day, I will write for hours…