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True Saskatchewan Ghost Stories | Cold Spot Paranormal Research: Ghosts Haunted. Location: North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada The following report was sent into our website by Sheri on May 25, 2013: “In my late teens I saw weird monkey-like hands or paws, or whatever you want to call them scrabbling under the space between the floor and the bottom of the door that lead down to the basement of our family home where both my brother and my bedrooms were. I lived in North Battleford, Saskatchewan at the time…a province of Canada that is definitely not a tropical area as our winters are long and freezing cold. It is a small, small prairie city without any zoos of any kind. This phenomenon was seen on two occasions; once in 1972 and again in 1974.

It was always witnessed by others as well as myself. I remember both times it occurred late in the summer or early fall, and if I remember correctly, early to mid-evening; never really late at night. They made loud scratching, scrabbling type noises as they moved back and forth. Submit your true ghost story here. Haunted Saskatchewan: 10 Ghost Stories From Around The Province. Long roads that lead to seemingly nowhere, harsh weather that howls across the flat prairie, and an expansive landscape that often leaves you far, far away from anyone else — it's not hard to see why Saskatchewan is a hotbed for ghost tales and spooky encounters.

Saskatchewan's history is ripe with scary stories, and residents and visitors continue to experience paranormal activity across the wide-open prairie. Accidents, suicides, torture, and unfortunate incidents of the past have led spirits to linger around in many of the province's historic places. We’ve gathered 10 of the creepiest places to visit in Saskatchewan that just might give you the goosebumps – just in time for Halloween! Close Built in 1925, The Assiniboia Club was a private gentlemen’s club. Assiniboia Club in Regina Built in 1925, The Assiniboia Club was a private gentlemen’s club. This is by no means a complete list, so be sure to tell us your spooky stories and sightings in the comments below! Scariest Poltergeist Activity - True accounts of the scariest poltergeist activity. From unexplained noises to flying objects to attacks on people, this is some of the strangest, scariest poltergeist activity ever documented PICTURE THE EARTH in the blackness of space, spinning on its axis, orbiting the sun, with the moon following its orbit around the Earth -- all in accordance with the predictable laws of physics.

All is as it should be. But look more carefully at that bright blue planet. Go in closer... move toward that land mass, down to that town, into that house at the end of the block. All is not as it should be there. There is no scientific accounting for these occurrences. No one knows for sure. ...All while our planet, solar system and galaxy revolve just as our science and mathematics predict. Poltergeist activity is one of the most fascinating and baffling areas of paranormal investigation. Consider the following, a tiny sample of some of the strangest, unexplainable physical manifestations from a few well-known poltergeist cases.

Difference Between a Ghost, Poltergeist, and a Haunting. Poltergeists: Three Famous Cases Documented. Some of the best-documented, frightening, and controversial poltergeist cases of recent times CHAIRS MOVE ABOUT by themselves. Walls shake from loud, unexplained banging. Water drips from a ceiling. Hairbrushes disappear for days, only to reappear in their place on the dresser. Although ghosts may sometimes be involved, most poltergeist incidents are a kind of psychic phenomena, usually centered around a living "agent. " Cases have been cited almost since the beginning of recorded history. In the 1970s, in Thornton Heath, England, a family was tormented by poltergeist phenomena that started one August night when they were woken in the middle of the night by a blaring bedside radio that had somehow turned itself on - tuned to a foreign-language station. A lampshade repeatedly was knocked to the floor by unaided hands.

Having the house blessed failed to rid the house of the phenomena. Another English ghost - this one in Enfield in North London - made headlines in 1977. Poltergeists - What is a poltergeist? 7 Signs of Poltergeist Activity. Here is how to recognize when your home might be experiencing poltergeists DETERMINING THE DIFFERENCE between poltergeist activity and ghost or haunting activity can be difficult. While ghost and haunting activity is the result of spirit energy, poltergeist activity - also known as "recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis" or RSPK - is the result of psychic energy generated (usually unconsciously) by a person, referred to as an agent.

Read more in the articles What Is a Poltergeist and How to Survive a Poltergeist. But how do you know there might be poltergeist activity in your home? Most often, you'll know it if you have it because it is out of the ordinary and pretty obvious: sounds, movements, and odors of unknown origin. Below are 7 of the most common types of poltergeist activity. Having said that, here are 7 signs to recognize: You put your set of keys or your cell phone down in the place you always put it.

Next page: Knocks and Physical Attacks. True Ghost Stories and Paranormal Articles | True Ghost Tales. Poltergeist | occultism. The Harper’s Mansion Ghost Study. Paul McCaffrey Volume 24.3, Fall 2014 There are countless ghost hunters around the world, most of them doing what science writer Sharon Hill would dub “sciencey things.” Here we present a case study in bringing more scientific methodology to the pursuit. –Ed. The following contains excerpts from a study completed in 2013 for Ghost Hunters Wollongong (GHW).

Background As early as 2010 we began exploring the ever-growing trend of popular paranormal television shows. Harpers Mansion The building of Harper’s Mansion began in 1834 by James Harper, a wealthy landowner in the town of Berrima, New South Wales. From our perspective, we had investigated the mansion twice previously and noted that we had experienced more so-called EVPs (electronic voice phenomena, or ghostly voices) here than at any other location. Outside view of Harper’s Mansion in Berrima, New South Wales, Australia. Baseline Measurements Experimental Controls Results The Experiment Equipment • Two mini DV cameras (infrared). Conclusion. How Ghosts Work. Several years ago, I stayed in a small apartment adjoining an old cabin.

The property was far from ­city lights, and on clear nights, the shadows could be a little spooky. Sometimes, especially in the dark evenings of the fall and early winter, I had the uncanny sense that I wasn't alone.One night, while I was in the apartment, I heard a muffled thump that seemed to come from inside the cabin. Ordinarily, I would have dismissed the sound as the settling of the century-old building.

But it was an eerily still night, and I already found the terrain around the cabin unnerving after dark. After hearing the sound several times, I started to wonder whether something supernatural was at work, but I hesitated to investigate. ­ In the morning, I heard the sound again while I was outside. When I turned to see what it was, I saw an apple rolling across the grass. In daylight, looking at the fallen apples under a tree, the idea that the cabin could be haunted seemed silly. Ghost Stories: Visits from the Deceased. Carlos Sluzki’s cat died a while ago now, but he still sometimes visits.

Now more of a shadow cat, the former pet seems to lurk at the edges of Sluzki’s vision, as a misinterpreted movement amid the everyday chaos of domestic life. All the same, the shadow cat is beginning to slink away and Sluzki notes that as the grief fades his erstwhile friend is “erasing himself from the world of the present and receding into the bittersweet world of the memories of the loved ones.” The dead stay with us, that much is clear. They remain in our hearts and minds, of course, but for many people they also linger in our senses—as sights, sounds, smells, touches or presences. Grief hallucinations are a normal reaction to bereavement but are rarely discussed, because people fear they might be considered insane or mentally destabilised by their loss.

Occasionally, these hallucinations are heart-rending. There are hints that the type of grief hallucinations might also differ across cultures. Real-life 'Paranormal Activity': Are Ghosts Real? A still from "Paranormal Activity 3. " (Credit: Paramount Picutures). The new horror film "Paranormal Activity 3" features another set of amateur ghost hunters trying to document evidence of paranormal activity through the use of home video cameras. The twitchy, grainy video images of demons and ghosts have scared up hundreds of millions of dollars in box office gold in two previous installments of the low-budget franchise.

NEWS: Near-death Experiences Explained It's all good fun for spooky cinematic scares. But what about in the real world? Between one-third and one-half of Americans believe in ghosts, and that belief motivates many to look for evidence of the paranormal. Despite the efforts of thousands of real-life ghost hunters over the past decade, the evidence for ghosts has not improved. 1) Personal Experiences Ghost hunters often report personal feelings and experiences like, "I felt we were being watched," or "I felt like something didn't want us there. " 2) Orbs. Spooky politics: Texas capital home to ghosts. By April Castro, Associated Press Writer AUSTIN, Texas — Politics can be plenty spooky, especially this time of year. But in Texas, some politicians have a way of sticking around way past Election Day. Some say Sam Houston, the Texas hero who famously gave up his job as governor rather than join the Confederacy, still roams his old home here, pacing nervously.

Others have seen the ghost of Lyndon Johnson watching election night returns in the mezzanine of the storied Driskill Hotel in Austin. "That is one haunted city," said Fiona Broome, a psychic, ghost hunter and author who wrote "The Ghosts of Austin, Texas. " The state Capitol is a particular hot spot, she said. "The Capitol is haunted day and night," she said. Broome, who spent time in Austin over five years doing research for the book, said she saw many ghosts at the Capitol, including one possibly of Comptroller Robert Marshall Love walking up the promenade toward the building. Christianpost. October 27, 2007|8:54 am A third of Americans say they believe in ghosts, a pre-Halloween poll found. The same proportion, 34 percent, say they believe in unidentified flying objects, according to the poll by the Associated Press and Ipsos, and 23 percent say they have actually seen a ghost or believe they have been in one's presence.

Those most likely to have experienced that are single people, Catholics and those who never attend religious services. Three in 10 have awakened sensing a strange presence in the room. Nearly half (48 percent) believe in extrasensory perception, a drop from the 66 percent who said they accept ESP in a similar question asked by Newsweek in 1996. Those with a higher education were found to be more likely to accept ESP – 51 percent of college graduates compared to 37 percent with a high school diploma or less. Nineteen percent believe that spells or witchcraft exists. A 2006 Barna Group poll found that the supernatural world is more readily believed by teens. Ghost Hunters. Haunting Ghost Stories of Mansfield Reformatory. Updated December 15, 2014. Inspired by old German castles, architect Levi T. Scott designed Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio in 1896 with the hopes that the institution would offer a spiritual uplift to the boys who were sent there for reform.

However, by the mid 1900s, the building federal standards for correctional institutes standards and by 1990 Mansfield Reformatory was closed. Since its closure, rumors of the spirits of tortured inmates who died in the prison fill the halls with restless energy, unable to escape the prison's bars. Rumors of guilty guards also contribute to the stories of the haunted facility, as they remained trapped in the gruesome nightmare they created for the prisoners locked inside. Ghost Stories of Mansfield Reformatory Administration WingVisitors and employees have reported experiencing strong paranormal events in the administration wing where Warden Glattke and his wife Helen resided. The Mansfield Reformatory Organization. Haunting Ghost Stories of Eastern State Penitentiary.

Updated December 15, 2014. Known as being the most expensive building built in the U.S. at the time, the Eastern State Penitentiary became a prototype in design to 300 prisons. The facility was operated under the Pennsylvania System from 1829 to 1913. This system, used by the Quakers, was designed to force the incorrigibles sent there to look inside themselves and find God. In reality, the system which placed inmates in complete solitude, drove many a sane man to madness. Tough Time Prisoners at Eastern State had a toilet, table, bunk and Bible in their cells, in which they were locked all but one hour a day. Inmates lived a life in mundane solitude and would only get a glimpse of sunlight, known as "The Eye of God" which came through a slit in the prison ceiling.

Harsh Punishments The Water BathThe inmates who broke the rules risked being dunked in a bath of ice-cold water then hung from a wall for the night. Ghost Stories of Eastern State Penitentiary. Haunting Ghost Stories of Alcatraz. Updated December 16, 2014. In the late 1850s, the first inmates to occupy Alcatraz were military prisoners who were put to work building a new prison that later became known as "The Rock. " The U.S. Army used the island until 1933, at which time the Federal Government decided to open a maximum-security, minimum-privilege penitentiary to deal with the most incorrigible inmates. Alcatraz was designed to break rebellious prisoners by putting them in a structured, monotonous routine until their release.

Prisoners were given four basic things - food, clothing, shelter and medical care. Tough Punishment The Strip CellPrisoners refusing to follow prison rules risked being confined to the Strip Cell, located on the lower tier of D Block. Prison Closure Because of the huge cost to refurbish the prison it was closed in 1963. Tales of Torture The Ghost Stories of Alcatraz See Also: Alcatraz Federal Prison Photo Gallery.

Science/Nature | Ghosts 'all in the mind' Ghosts are the mind's way of interpreting how the body reacts to certain surroundings, say UK psychologists. A chill in the air, low-light conditions and even magnetic fields may trigger feelings that "a presence" is in a room - but that is all they are, feelings. This explanation of ghosts is the result of a large study in which researchers led hundreds of volunteers around two of the UK's supposedly most haunted locations - Hampton Court Palace, England, and the South Bridge Vaults in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire, and his colleagues say their work has thrown up some interesting data to suggest why so many people can be spooked in the same building but provides no evidence that ghosts are real. Clustered experiences In Hampton Court - alleged to contain the ghost of the executed Catherine Howard, 5th wife of Henry VIII - the volunteers were asked to face their fear. The researchers then examined the distribution of unusual experiences.