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Paranormal stories to satisfy your ghostly curiosity and keep you believing.

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.

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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Ed and Lorraine Warren

Were they paranormal investigators extraordinaire, or deceptive frauds?

7 of the Biggest Paranormal Hoaxes in History

The only thing haunting you are these elaborate cons.

It’s 11/11, Make a Wish…

Do you ever see repeating number patterns? Here’s why.

These Paranormal Podcasts Will Keep You Spectral Company—Year-Round

10 of the best paranormal podcasts to satisfy your ghostly curiosity and keep you believing, long after "spooky season" ends.

Sheer Terror: 30 People Reveal The Scariest Thing That Ever Happened To Them

From evil entities to experiences with shadow people, these 30 people reveal some of the scariest moments of their lives.

9 Paranormal Books to Thrill Even Seasoned Horror Fans

These thrilling paranormal tales will force you to sleep with the lights on.

This Building is Haunted by Death...

Can its latest victim solve her own murder?

Books to Pack on Your Next Paranormal Road Trip

Send us a postcard from your favorite new haunt.

Chizuko Mifune and the Practice of Psychic Photography

Mifune was the inspiration for one of Ringu's main characters.

Haunted Wisconsin, As Explored by Scary Bradshaw

Our columnist returns to explore Wisconsin's most twisted tourism.

Teresita Basa: True Crime From Beyond the Grave

Could the murder victim's own ghost have cracked this crime?

8 Books That Take You Through New Orleans’ Haunted History

Delve into the histories and mysteries of the Big Easy. 

9 Ghost Tropes to Die For

These tropes keep us screaming.

The Godfather of Bizarre

Everybody has heard of teleportation, alien abductions and poltergeists, but without the pioneering work of Charles Fort, it’s unlikely any of these phenomena would have entered public consciousness.

New Paranormal Horrors Have Materialized

The February/March Creepy Crate is here—and it's brimming with haunted curios and sinister spirits.