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.
A sleep paralysis hallucination, or something far more sinister?
Intense, psychological horrors for the showmen of the zodiac.
These tales are so spine-chilling you'll wish you could say they were complete fiction.
Sometimes fact really is stranger than fiction.
The supernatural world is closer than you think...
Try these tales of the otherworldly before you buy.
The truth is in here.
Join a Lakota leader's riveting quest to exorcise a dangerous ghost in this true story of paranormal conflict.
Your quest for irrefutable proof of the supernatural continues.
Were they paranormal investigators extraordinaire, or deceptive frauds?
By Orrin Grey
The only thing haunting you are these elaborate cons.
Do you ever see repeating number patterns? Here’s why.
10 of the best paranormal podcasts to satisfy your ghostly curiosity and keep you believing, long after "spooky season" ends.
By Orrin Grey
They aren't just scary, they're true.
From evil entities to experiences with shadow people, these 30 people reveal some of the scariest moments of their lives.
These thrilling paranormal tales will force you to sleep with the lights on.
Can its latest victim solve her own murder?