The Year in Review: 2015 – Part 3

Here in Part 3 (our final part), I’ll list our most popular stories from 2015, but only stories from 2015. Some older stories are still filling up high spots, including Thoughts on Grant Wilson Leaving TAPS/”Ghost Hunters” and Cropsey: Staten Island’s Boogeyman?, which are two of our most popular stories of all time. So what were […]

The Year in Review: 2015 – Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our Year in Review. Moving away from personal issues, these next two parts will cover more of the funny and interesting stuff happening on the blog in 2015. I’ll follow the same basic format I have in the past. So here in Part 2, we’ll take a look at the […]

The Year in Review: 2013 – Part 2

Happy New Year, readers! 2014 is here, and it’s time once again to look back at the previous year. I first did a “Year in Review” series back in 2012 (for 2011), but wasn’t able to do one last year. The demands of my job at the time were too great, and I was bogged […]

Brian Harnois of “Ghost Hunters” Accused of Stealing from Fans

We’re not big fans of Ghost Hunters here at The Occult Section, and normally I wouldn’t give this knucklehead the time of day. But I think this story needs to be brought to light, and I think it’s interesting to see what is starting to happen to former TV “para-celebrities.” Back in December, Brian Harnois […]

Brian Harnois of “Ghost Hunters” Accused of Stealing from Fans

We’re not big fans of Ghost Hunters here at The Occult Section, and normally I wouldn’t give this knucklehead the time of day. But I think this story needs to be brought to light, and I think it’s interesting to see what is starting to happen to former TV “para-celebrities.” Back in December, Brian Harnois […]

Photo of the Week: The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO

This week’s photo is of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Built by Freelan Oscar Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame, the hotel opened its doors on July 4, 1909, and was host to a number of high-profile guests including the RMS Titanic survivor Margaret Brown, John Philip Sousa, Theodore Roosevelt, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and a variety of Hollywood personalities. But the Stanley Hotel […]

Photo of the Week: The Matron’s House, Staten Island, NY

This week’s photo, like last week’s photo, comes from Snug Harbor on Staten Island, New York. Rumored to be the most haunted building on the grounds of Snug Harbor, it even attracted the team from TAPS as they filmed their Ghost Hunters episode “Murdered Matron” at Snug harbor, and the episode got its name from […]

Photo of the Week: Sailors’ Snug Harbor, Staten Island NY

Most of our photos of the week are exterior shots, but this one was taken inside one of the most active places we’ve ever investigated: The Governor’s House, located on the grounds of Sailors’ Snug Harbor on Staten Island, New York. Founded in 1801 by Captain Robert Randall, Snug Harbor was built as an institution […]

Photo of the Week: The Southern Mansion, Cape May, New Jersey

This week’s photo is of the Southern Mansion, in Cape May, New Jersey. Built in 1863 by Philadelphia industrialist George Allen, the house today is reported to be haunted by Allen’s last relative to live in the mansion, Ester Mercur. The house stood in disrepair until 1994, when the Bray/Wildes bought it and restored it […]

The Grant Wilson Exposé!

I was in the midst of looking up ridiculous photos for the story I covered yesterday on the couple who is suing their landlord over their belief that he rented them a haunted house when I came across a startling discovery. It was a roughly drawn picture of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, running away from something. […]