Subtly Spooky: Paranormal Paintings

This post will be part personal disclosure, and part shameless self-promotion, so I hope you will indulge me… I have always been an artistic person, and my interest in painting and drawing goes back as far as my interest in the paranormal. From the time that I could read, I was finding evrey book I […]

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Homeowners Clash With Ghost Hunters Over “Portal to Hell” On Their Property

As a paranormal investigator and someone who has been intrigued by the paranormal since I was very young, I’ve had a bit of internal conflict lately. I’m immensely interested in the paranormal field, but ashamed at the circus-like aura that has envoloped it lately. With the popularity of the paranormal came the leeches, the people […]

Pennsylvania House for Sale, Only Slightly Haunted

So this story has been making the rounds on the interwebs lately. Apparently there is a house for sale in Pennsylvania, and the current owner is describing it as “slightly haunted.” Footsteps, taps, and a “barely noticeable” scream occurring at 3:13am are just some of the types of paranormal activity in the home, according to the […]

Gettysburg Ghost Hunters Mistaken For Burglars

One thing that our group has joked about a lot on investigations is passers-by (and possibly police officers) seeing our flashlights flickering in whatever old building we’re investigating and thinking we were burglars. And honestly, would anyone blame them for calling the police, or police officers for investigating? We’ve investigated a number of old buildings, […]

New Website Tells You If Someone Died In Your Home

What is the first thing ghost hunters usually ask when someone calls them about a potential haunting in their home? Usually it’s “Has anyone ever died there?” Most of the time, a homeowner will not know the history of the house, especially if it’s an older home. But now a South Carolina man has created […]

“Naked and Scared” Haunted House Event Canceled

Remember last week, when the news was buzzing about that haunted house in Pennsylvania that would allow visitors to go in nude? Yeah, well that’s been canceled. It seems the town officials didn’t think it was such a good idea. But guests can still go through in their underwear. Because that’s just as much fun! […]

You Must Be Naked to Enter This Haunted House

Everything is better naked, right? Well, maybe not working with power tools. Or visiting the grandparents. But how about a haunted house? We have to thank our friend Karrie-Ann Versace for posting this to her Facebook and alerting us to this new Halloween attraction. We’re all for terrifying haunted houses. But going through a haunted naked? […]

Ghost Hunter Steals Almost $2500

Here’s yet another story of a paranormal group getting into trouble because they owe money to someone. Last week we talked about a group who allegedly owed a hotel some money, and how it places ghost hunters in a precarious situation, as they are not technically corporations with legal protections. In this story, it appears […]

Writers Wanted – Paranormal, Supernatural & Unexplained

Whether you are new here or a regular reader of The Occult Section, you’ve no doubt noticed our horrifically brightly colored “Writers Wanted” sign in the sidebar over there to your right. We have some very talented writers here at The Occult Section, but we’re looking to add a few more regular writers to our […]

New Jersey Man Sues Pennhurst Haunted House

A few years back, we blogged about Pennhurst Asylum being turned into a haunted house Halloween attraction, and the controversy that surrounded it. And the controversy was well deserved. Ethical questions arose regarding turning a former asylum where patients were horribly mistreated into a campy Halloween attraction to make money. Now, a New Jersey man […]