Whether you’re a skeptic or a true believer, there’s something intriguing about the things that go bump in the night. Some of the most iconic movies feature paranormal happenings or unexplained abilities. Those interested in the paranormal are fascinated by ghosts, ghouls, demons, aliens and more—the paranormal encompasses anything easily dismissed as incompatible with the rules of known science. Yet the questions remain.
From paranormal kids films like the notable Goosebumps series, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Beetlejuice to more mature options like The Conjuring, Midsommar, and Paranormal Activity, the paranormal is often explored in a range of horror movies and other media like books, comics, and podcasts.
But the realm of the paranormal is not limited to fiction only. There are entire swaths of paranormal researchers and lifelong searchers. From real-life accounts of hauntings and demon possession to a myriad of documentary-style ghost-hunting tv shows, we are drawn to the paranormal in search of answers. But will we ever find them?
If you’re a paranormal junkie or just curious about what could be out there, here are some intriguing places to start:
And once you’ve finished with these, explore the stories below for a fascinating deep dive into all things paranormal.
For sale: five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a chilling history of murder.
Do six blue-eyed spirits haunt the old churchyard where their murder victim is buried?
They say it moves around the attic at night, emitting a high-pitched giggle ...
This abandoned Victorian factory is full of angry spirits.
By Claire Sloan
Robbie Thomas’ psychic abilities have helped solve some gruesome crimes.
It wasn’t long before rumors of Satanism and occult activities circulated.
Don't take a gift from Little Gracie's grave ... or her life-like statue might cry tears of blood.
You’ve seen the 1977 cult classic horror film The Sentinel – this is the chilling novel that started it all.
Haunting its crumbling corridors are reports of disembodied screams, shadow people, and the restless souls of tortured prisoners of war.
This Kentucky nightclub's grisly history includes murder, suicide, and rumors of Satanic sacrifice.
Soon after moving into their West Pittson duplex, life for the Smurls became a waking nightmare.
By DeAnna Janes
It was one of the most violent battles of the Civil War ... and some tormented souls still roam its bloodied soil.
They say she drifts among the tombstones in her diaphanous gown, searching for her dead son...