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New Episode - Ghost Hunters

I just want to remind everyone that tomorrow is the start of the new season of Ghost Hunters. I'm looking forward to seeing where they go and what they find or don't find this season.

As for the forum idea, upon reviewing the results of the poll, I've decided to go ahead and set up the forum on a trial basis and just see how it goes.

UPDATE: I watched the new episode tonight. It was great like most of them. I actually did a post on Waverly Hills when I first started this blog if you would like to learn some more about it.

Past Life

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In a Past Life...
You Were: A Jittery Chief.

Where You Lived: South Africa.

How You Died: Killed in Battle.Who Were You In a Past Life? At least I died honorably? What are your results?

The Mothman

I'm sure many of you have seen the 2002 movie The Mothman Prophecies starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney. That movie was based on a real creature seen in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The myth of the Mothman began on November 12, 1966 in West Virginia. In a local cemetery, five men were preparing a grave for burial when they spotted a "brown human being" lift off from nearby trees and flew over their heads. The men were mystified by the sighting. The unidentified creature looked more like a man with wings rather than a bird. However, those five men wouldn't be the last ones to see it.

Three days later, two married couples saw it as they were driving past an abandoned TNT plant near Point Pleasant, West Virginia. They claimed to have seen two large eyes attached to something shaped like a man with big wings folded against its back. When the creature moved toward the plant door, the couples panicked and sped away. Later on, they saw the same creature on a hillside …

Scary...but True

Tonight, I was watching some TV, flipping through the channels trying to find something I haven't seen a hundred times already, and I stumbled up on this reality show called Scary..but True on the Fox Reality channel. I have Direct TV, BTW. I've seen an episode of this show before (can't remember when, though).

Scary...but True basically has the same premise as ABC Family's Scariest Places on Earth and MTV's Fear. It contains several stories about haunted locations across the US (I think) and people, particularly teens, spend a night in that place or test out the legends. I, personally, don't really care for a lot of paranormal reality type shows because it's mostly about entertaining rather than the paranormal aspects of it. To be honest, this one didn't really impress me much either. Most of the things they heard or saw, like a light in the distance, a door slamming shut, or footsteps outside a closed door, could have easily been done by someone on the…

Blog Announcements

BlogMad is opening their doors to the public in a day or so. Of course, it'll still be in beta. The last few weeks, I've gotten a lot of traffic and interaction via BlogMad. So I definitely would recommend it to anyone. Oh, and one more thing, they are also have a double credit day. Meaning for every blog you surf, you get two credits instead of just one. It's your chance to build up your credits a bit.

I posted a month or so ago about setting up guidelines for you to send pics, videos and audio clips, and your true ghost stories. I should have the submission guidelines posted sometime next week.

I've also been thinking about setting up a message board for this blog. I found a free service I actually like for once. The thing is, I don't like maintaining something that hardly anyone is going to use. So, I created a poll. Let me know what you think.


Free polls from Pollhost.comWant a Ghost Stories message board?YesNoI guessI don't care

Three Men and a Ghost?

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I'm sure you've all seen the popular 1987 film Three Men and a Baby. but how many of you know there's supposedly a "ghost" in the film? Where you ask. The little ghost boy can be seen in the scene where Jack's mother, Mrs. Holden, and Jack are walking around the apartment. If you look closely, you will see a little boy standing in front of the window behind the curtains.

Of course, there have been many rumors as to where this little boy came from. Some say he committed suicide with a shotgun in that apartment. With other variations, merely just mention how he died. The one I heard was that the little boy choked on a piece of food and died. Then, his parents moved out of the house, and he haunts the apartment, making his grand appearance in the movie.

According to Snopes, the truth is very much mundane. The boy is actually just a cardboard cutout for advertising reasons concerning part of the storyline about Jack in a dog food commercial. A prop that was accide…

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day. If you're planning on drinking, please don't drive. You can have fun and also stay safe.

I also want to introduce you to my new tenant for the week. Barbara or B as she likes to be called blogs at All-Night.org. She's 21 years old from Baltimore who posts about a wide variety of things including her friends, family, work and even her charity efforts. I was particularly interested in her post about hearing unexplained voices and noises. Anyways, drop by her blog sometime and tell her I sent ya.

Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis, or SP, is a condition in which someone who is about to fall asleep or waking from sleep realize they are unable to move or speak but still have the ability to breathe and eye movement. Some people blame aliens while others believe it's the "Devil" that cause sleep paralysis. However, researchers believe it's a transitory stage where your conscious mind has begun to drift into sleep but you still retain a small amount of your waking conscious. It can occur in any sleeping position but most common in the supine position (laying on your back).

Sometimes SP is only temporary, lasting for a few seconds to a minute. However, another scenario leaves a person hallucinating upon realizing they are paralyzed. They report seeing, hearing, and/or sensing one or more people (usually a malevolent presence or SMP) in the room with them while they are paralyzed. SMP usually seem to be just out of view of someone experiencing SP. The subject feels crushed, smothered, …

Your Chance to Win 500 Credits!!

Ok so my first contest here didn't work as well as I had hoped but that's alright. If anyone still needs an invite to BlogMad email me and I'll send you one.

My next contest is about the birth of my blog. November 16th is the two year anniversary of Ghost Stories. Since I kind of forgot to celebrate the first one, I'm trying to make it up this year. I know November is kind of a long way off but I'd like to get a head start.

So, here is where you come in. I'm looking for ideas on how to celebrate. I'm giving away 500credits (BlogMad or BlogExplosion: your choice) to the person with the best suggestion. The amount of credits to be won will increase depending on you. The more suggestions I get, the more credits for the winner (1 credit for each idea posted). Oh and I may give out a few "mystery" prizes for best effort.

This contest will run for a month (ends April 13th). So, you have plenty of time to come up with something. Post a comment with your sug…

Reminder

I just wanted to remind everyone that today is the last day to enter the Ghost Stories Trivia Contest. You have until midnight. Hurry up and get those entries in!

I would also like to thank the developers at BlogMad. They are doing such a great job getting the site up and running.

Jaded Sunburns

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I want you to meet my new renter for this week. Born in Denver, Jade currently lives in Arizona with her husband and three kids. She is a SAHM, which is one of the hardest and rewarding jobs there is. She doesn't hide the fact that she is a little off her rocker, if you know what I mean. I respect that. Got to love someone who is up front about their senility. LOL But for real, she sounds like a cool and interesting person.

Ok back to the mission at hand. Jade posts openly about her life marriage, and anything else she likes or bugs her. And apparently, she gets real excited about snow and rain. Now, I can understand getting enthusiastic about snow since here in Oklahoma, we don't get much of it but the rain, I can do without most of it. Right now Jade's got a limerick contest going on at her blog: Jaded Sunburns. If you got talent for that sort of thing, check it out. Contest ends March 11.

How about y'all show her some love and check out her blog sometime. You won'…

Freaky Ghost

The London Dungeon Ghost seemed kind of popular. So I thought I would post another one. Be sure and turn the volume up.

A few people are complaining about the video (or the audio part at least). So for now on if you want to see it go here. Sorry for any inconvenience the clip may have caused.

Testifying Beyond the Grave - The Greenbrier Ghost

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Life isn't like the movies. Sometimes the bad guy or girl does win but not in this case. How many times have you watched Court TV and heard the judge allow the assistance of a ghost to help win a case? I think it's safe to say there is only one case where that was allowed: the murder of Zona Heaster Shue. Let's start at the beginning.

Around 1873, Elva Zona Heaster was born in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Little is known about her childhood except she gave birth to an illegitimate child in 1895. A year later, she met Erasmus (Edward) Stibbling Trout Shue, a drifter who moved to Greenbrier to work as a blacksmith. Greenbrier County was a perfect place for a blacksmith since all public roads were unpaved and the county was given over to rolling hills. Plenty of horses and cattle could be found there. He worked in the shop of James Crookshanks.

Zona and Shue married soon after he arrived in town despite her mother's, Mary Jane Robinson Heaster, dislike of him. She fel…

Ghost Stories Trivia Contest

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A few days ago BlogMad went from private beta mode to public. BlogMad is somewhat similar to BlogExplosion. You surf blogs to earn credits. They go by the 1:1 ratio: view one blog and get one credit. They also have games, lottery and messaging service. For those who didn't sign up early, you need an invite. Here is your chance to earn one.

I'm giving invites to the first Five people who answer all trivia questions correctly. Since I'm only giving out five invites, there will only be five questions. Here are the rules:

1. All questions are from posts made this year (2006). There's only about 25 to 26 posts. The questions should give you a hint as to where the answer is.

2. You only get one chance, one entry. So, double check all answers before submitting them.

3. You can submit your answers two ways: leaving a comment to this post or emailing them to me. If you choose to email them, you must put "Contest Entry" in the subject line. If you don't, your submissi…

Renter of the Week

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My renter for the week is The Daily Piglet. She's been described as responsible yet daring, genuine, lovable and caring. She gives her readers insight to her life as well as provides tips on social conversations and thinks Eminem is a total hottie.

Apparently, she has more "psychic" talent than myself. Oh well, some are cut out to have the gift while others aren't, right? So be sure and check out her blog. Tell her I sent ya!

Helping Hands

The Legend: The protective ghosts of little children killed at a railway crossing push stalled cars off the tracks.

Basically, the story goes like this: In Texas, a school bus full of children stalls on the railroad tracks as a train was heading their way. Despite the efforts of the driver, the bus wouldn't start again and the train was coming too fast to get the children off. Everyone died. Now, if you stop on the railroad tracks, some say that the car will start rolling on its own. Small handprints that of children would be found on the back of your car. The spirits of the children guard the railroad crossing, making sure no one else suffers their fate.

Dating back to the 1970s, there are variations to the true origins of this legend. The story above is but only one version. Another one has a form of tame demon assisting the dead kids in their crusade. San Antonio claimed this legend to be its own but the actual bus accident took place in Salt Lake City. In the late 1930s, twenty-…