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.
In a quiet Virginia cemetery is a peculiar tomb that has mystified visitors for nearly two hundred years.
This desolate burial ground outside of downtown Chicago is said to be one of the most haunted places in the country.
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The terrifying home was said to be the lair of “200 demons.”
From a ghostly carriage to the restless spirit of a slaughtered highwayman, this quiet English village is teeming with paranormal activity.
Looming over the noisy markets and car-crowded streets of Bangkok is an eerily empty tower that’s shrouded in mystery.
Soon after moving into their quaint country home, Lui and Dale Passetto encountered a force of pure evil.
By Jamie Bogert
From the Devil's tramping ground to a wooded Bermuda Triangle, you do not want to take a stroll through these freaky forests.
By Michael Koh