Monkey on the Loose in Massachusetts

Monkey on the Loose in Massachusetts

I’ve always been fascinated by out of place animal stories. There’s just something so subtly unsettling about them. Because ultimately, they can’t all just be escaped circus animals or exotic pets. When I was 5 years old, there was a report of a baby elephant seen in my neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Nothing ever […]

Baseball Players Discuss “Haunted” Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee

We’ve done a fair number of stories here at The Occult Section about professional athletes scaring themselves silly at allegedly haunted hotels when they are on the road (see: the Florida Marlins, the Phoenix Suns, the L.A. Lakers, and the New York Knicks). Now Milwaukee is jumping on the paranormal bandwagon, with MLB players claiming that […]

Photo of the Week: Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

This week’s photo is not of an allegedly haunted location. This week, to show solidarity with the people of Boston, we are featuring a photo of the Boston State House. As a New Yorker and a Yankee fan, I give Boston a lot of ribbing. But in times like this, in the wake of the […]

Dustin Pedroia Wants to Find Bigfoot

As a New Yorker, I often make fun of the Boston Red Sox. I mean, how could I not? They’re making the Mets look respectable these days. But I digress, and this post is not about offending Red Sox fans. If I wanted to do that, I could just talk about how Kevin Youklis is […]

Massachusetts Law Rules in Favor of Ghosts

The great and glorious Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ laws about “stigmatized” properties was recently discussed on the Boston Glob Globe blog: The well maintained 4 bedroom Colonial in a North Shore suburb with a great backyard looked nice enough thought “Debbie,” the buyer. However, she was dismayed to learn from neighbors after closing on the property, […]