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Group active since Mon, Nov 11, 2013

This is a group dedicated to the study and discussion of paranormal phenomena, both real and imagined. Do you have a story to tell about a ghostly encounter? A near-death experience? A haunted house? Have you been abducted by aliens? Just kidding on that one--well, maybe! This forum is open to any who would like to join and discuss such topics.

Amy Herald
May 1, 2017

Happy May Day!

May Day is a holiday observed on the first of May. It based on an ancient spring festival and is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures around the world. May Day is celebrated with Dancing the May Pole, singing, bonfires and cake! Mmmm cake!

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Amy Herald
Apr 30, 2017

Happy Walpurgis!

Good morning Paranormal enthusiasts! It's been good long while since I've shared a post. It's been a rough year, but I hope to be posting much more in the future. Tonight is Walpurgis Night. If you've never heard of such a thing, this is a traditional holiday celebrated on April 30 in northern Europe and Scandinavia. It is the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess. In Germanic folklore, Walpurgisnacht, also called Hexennacht, literally "Witches' Night." In Sweden holiday activities include the singing of traditional spring folk songs and the lighting of bonfires. In Germany the holiday is celebrated by dressing in costumes, playing pranks on people, and creating loud noises meant to keep evil at bay. Many people also hang blessed sprigs of foliage from houses and barns to ward off evil spirits, or they leave pieces of bread spread with butter and honey, called ankenschnitt, as offerings for phantom hounds.

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Jean Fisher
Feb 7, 2016

Haunted B & B

I was reading about this in a past Sunday paper. This was in the Travel section and was quite interesting. So, I decided to google it and got intranced for the next half hour.
Thought I would share it with you.

Ellen Bales
Jan 14, 2016


This just came across my desk and it's worth a look. The first video and the last are the best and the creepiest of the lot. What do you think?

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Ellen Bales
Jan 5, 2016


Who's going to see "The Forest" when it opens this Friday? I can't wait to see it. I've long been fascinated by the true story.

Aokigahara, also known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees, is a 35-square-kilometre (14 sq mi) forest that lies at Mount Fuji's northwest base in Japan. The forest contains a number of rocky, icy caverns, a few of which are popular tourist destinations. Aokigahara forest is dense, shutting out all but the natural sounds of the forest itself.

The forest has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology, and it is a notoriously common suicide site (in which 57 took place in 2010). For this reason, a sign at the head of the main trail urges suicidal visitors to think of their families and contact a suicide prevention association.

The forest is reportedly the most popular site for suicide in Japan and among the top three most popular sites for suicide in the world. Statistics vary, but there were around 30 suicides documented every year during the period leading up to 1988.

In 2003, 105 bodies were found in the forest, exceeding the previous record of 78 in 2002. In 2010, it is estimated that more than 200 people had attempted suicide in the forest, 54 of whom completed the act. Suicides are said to increase during March, the end of the fiscal year in Japan. As of 2011, the most common means of suicide in the forest were hanging or drug overdose. In recent years, the local officials have stopped publicizing the numbers in an attempt to downplay Aokigahara's association with suicide.

The high rate of suicide has led officials to place a sign at the forest's entry, written in Japanese, urging suicidal visitors to seek help and not take their own lives. Annual body searches have been conducted by police, volunteers, and attendant journalists since 1970.

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Ellen Bales
Dec 13, 2015


FYI Everybody:

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this coming week SyFy is showing a miniseries called "Childhood's End." The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture. Here is a trailer:

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Ellen Bales
Dec 4, 2015


Ch√Ęteau de la Mothe-Chandeniers, a 13th century castle that is slowly being reclaimed by nature.

I have no idea if this castle is purported to be haunted or not, but one could certainly imagine a few spirits lingering behind those crenallated walls!

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Carol Junkins
Nov 27, 2015

Well maybe not paranormal

but I have been seeing ufo's ~ now don't laugh, I've never noticed any before and I'm almost 70 yrs old ~ just weird to me. I have a picture of one, but the other I didn't have my camera with me. You have to zoom in on it to really get the shape of it.

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