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…

4 Famously Cursed Films

Whether it’s real life tragedy, or the stuff of legends, the concept of cursed movies has been around since the advent of the media itself. Is it a series of unconnected coincidence, or is there something darker afoot? Something demonic perhaps.  Decide for yourself as we take a look at four frightening cursed movies. The…

4 Freaky Haunted Paintings

As you may or may not know, I am somewhat of a connoisseur of the arts. So I thought what better way to combine my great passion for the paranormal and discuss with you a collection of supposedly haunted paintings!  I’m a genius, I know. So without further ado, let’s begin our guided tour of…

5 Curious Cursed Objects You May Not Have Heard Of

Who doesn’t love a good curse? Well, except those who fall victim to it, of course.  I for one, have always been fascinated with curses, cursed objects and artefacts you probably shouldn’t touch, so I thought, why not pick a few of my favourites to share with you! By now, we know all about the…

A Brief History of Fairies

Present in one form or another across the spectrum of global folklore, you’d be forgiven for thinking these butterfly winged blighters belong solely to children’s literature and kitschy garden ornaments. Don’t be fooled by the charming exterior made popular in victorian illustrations, the Fay Folk are not to be trifled with. Let’s find out why….

The Ways Of The Werewolf: A Brief History of Lycanthropy 

The shadow of the werwolf has haunted European folklore since the middle ages, but did you know that the concept of animalistic transformation is present across the globe? From second century Greece to modern day USA, let us explore a brief history of werewolves. A Historic Overview Some believe the very first written reference to…

Elizabeth Báthory, The Blood Countess: Crimes or Conspiracy?

Elizabeth Báthory. Her name alone conjures images of great stone castles and fangs pressed against the necks of virgins – whose emotions are expressed solely with the rise and fall of their bosom, of course.  The countess is considered the female counterpart of Dracula himself, but just how much of her gruesome legend is true?…

Black Eyed Kids: An Internet Legend

Whether it’s innocent babbling about the “parents they had before” or the particularly macabre games they made you play in boarding school that sees you being accidentally waterboarded, kids are creepy.   With no perception of consequence, context or the permanence of death, it’s no surprise their make-believe games leave you worried your sharing your…

The Haunted Hexham Heads

I first came across the story of the Hexham Heads some years ago, which resulted in my own strange experience one dark and stormy night, but we’ll get to that.  For now, we’ll travel to Northumberland, where a chance find leads to one of the most obscure tales in modern British folklore. The Discovery of…