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October 31, 2019

Over the course of his life-long career in parapsychology, the late William Roll (the PRF's first research director) had conducted numerous field investigations at various locations which were said to be haunted. One of them was a Japanese restaurant in Georgia, where...

May 12, 2019

In 1922 - a little over three decades after psychical researchers Edmund Gurney, Frederic Myers, and Frank Podmore had initially published their classic two-volume anthology Phantasms of the Living [1] - there appeared a second notable anthology of reported psychic exp...

February 14, 2019

There have been a number of documented instances in which people say that they'd seen the spectral figure of a certain person suddenly appear before them at a time when that person had been in an accident, was suffering a serious illness, or was facing imminent threat...

December 31, 2018

One of the earliest surveys conducted to find out how common apparitional experiences are among the general populace was done as far back as the latter part of the 19th century. Known as the "Census of Hallucinations," it was carried out by the early members of the Soc...

December 21, 2018

Typically in our modern Western culture, Halloween has been considered the haunting time of the year - the time that has been most often reserved for telling tales of a ghostly sort. But it may come as a bit of a surprise for some people to learn that this wasn't alway...

November 27, 2018

A number of people have said that there have been times in which they've noticed some rather intriguing behavior being exhibited by their beloved pets. For instance, some people have noticed instances in which their dog seemed to suddenly know when a certain person was...

October 31, 2018

There are a number of well-known places across the U.S. (and around the world) which carry a high-profile reputation for being haunted, with one of them being the R.M.S. Queen Mary. From the time it was permanently docked in Long Beach, California in 1967, several crew...

September 3, 2018

While they are typically thought of as being seen, there are times in which apparitions have reportedly been heard, as well: Reports of phantom voices, footsteps, and other sounds mimicking human activity do tend to surface on an occasional basis, mostly in haunt cases...

February 14, 2018

Although they don't seem to be very common, there have been limited occasions in which people reported apparitional experiences where they'd felt the sensation of being touched by something immaterial or unseen. Some survey findings suggest that around 13 - 15% of appa...

September 4, 2017

While haunted houses may be commonly thought of as the main place for a ghostly encounter, some apparitions of deceased individuals have also been spotted in the businesses where those individuals had once worked in life. One example of this - fitting for the occasion...

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