Haunting – A Way To Remember

It’s a well worn cliché that in the current age of advanced technology, science and mass communications that ghosts should really be a thing of the past. They are a throwaway, harkening back to a time when superstition ruled supreme and human-kind sought mystical means of controlling the world around them, a world they could […]

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 […]

William Shatner hosts ‘Weird or What’ for Discovery

Unlike a lot of people, I really like William Shatner. Go ahead, make fun of his toupée, his weight, his…jaunted…and overly…melodramatic…way…of…acting. But he’s an icon, and he knows how to laugh at himself. Also, he’s friggin’ Captain Kirk. So anything he does is gold in my book. Especially if he’s going to be hosting a […]

Ever Wondered if the White House is haunted?

I know I wonder. Every. Day. Again, I’m a geek when it comes to this stuff, but if I saw the ghost of Abigail Adams? I’d try to sit her down and ask her a bunch of questions! She’s my (current) favorite female historical figure! Article from the Washington Post about the White House and […]