World’s Oldest Man, a Parapsychologist, Dies

I hope I can live to be as old as Alexander Imich. A touching story from the New York Times, this 111-year-old man had many facets to his long life, including his extreme interest in the paranormal. (You can check out his book, which he wrote in his 90s, here.) Alexander Imich, a Polish-born psychic researcher who […]

Not all Paranormal Investigators are Created Equal: The Case Against John DeMaury

John DeMaury, the co-founder of the Butte Paranormal Investigative Team in Butte, Montana, has been popping up in our newsfeeds quite a bit today, and not for good reasons. Something about his name seemed familiar with me, so I went through the backlog of our stories, and found what I was looking for: Government Employee Punished […]

The X-Files: 20 Years Later

Holy crap. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since “The X-Files” pilot episode aired. I watched the first episode when it premiered. I was 10 years old. And after that first episode, I subsequently taped every single episode, bought magazines, books, soundtracks…and can thank David Duchovny for pushing me right into puberty (even after […]

Adele Invites Paranormal Enthusiast Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to Haunted Sussex Estate

I love me some Adele. I mean, who doesn’t? She’s so hot right now. AND she believes her crazy huge house is haunted. Naturally, when you are rich and famous you invite other people who are rich and (slightly less) famous than you to come find out what’s going on. Adele has invited Robbie Williams […]

The Paranormal in History: A Red-Haired, Blue-Eyed Ghost

I’m starting something new here at The Occult Section. I am ob-sessed with history and thought it’d be fun to do a weekly column featuring a paranormal story from the past. So! Without further ado, may I present to you a story from the New York Times, published on March 10th, 1884. Coincidentally, on the […]

Harsh Truths the Paranormal Community Needs to Hear

1. Orbs aren’t paranormal. Period. 2. If you’ve ever paid to do an investigation, you’ve been suckered. (Guess what kids – this includes us in the NYPS as well). Donations to an organization are one thing, outright paying to investigate is another. 3. The Stanley Hotel is not haunted. 4. Competition between groups is pointless […]

“The House Isn’t Haunted, You Nitwits”

The Spencer Mountain Mansion, located in North Carolina, is reported to be haunted. Not only is it reported to be haunted, but it has been turned into a Halloween season attraction, complete with a website that includes dripping blood. Classy. At a time when the paranormal is so “in” that logic is so often tossed […]

New York Knicks say haunted hotel was a problem before loss to Thunder

I suppose if I were on the New York Knicks, I’d come up with reasons such as “my hotel was haunted and that’s why I played so badly.” After you run through all your legitimate excuses, it’s certainly time to get creative. I suppose horrible coaching plus poor playing aren’t valid reasons anymore. So the […]