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.
Mental asylum patients and a troubled marriage haunt this luxury dwelling.
They saved their most terrifying programming for the spookiest day of the year.
Get ready: This Guillermo del Toro-produced flick promises a supernatural bloodbath.
Mrs. G bought a Ouija board for fun ... but ended up unleashing a possessive spirit intent on controlling her life.
By Greta Shull
Are you brave enough to enter?
They're waiting to frighten.
In 2014, a tourist's ghost photo went viral—cementing Loftus Hall's reputation as the most haunted house of the Emerald Isle.
Soon after moving into her historic Virginia home, author Katherine Neville realized she wasn't alone...
It was an enviable abode—until Harold Perelson turned it into a house of horrors.
By Chris Mahon
Dying to go on your own ghost hunt? Better first stock up on your ghost hunting gear.
"The voice sounded close, yet at the same time, so far away. It was the most pitiful and horrifying cry I had ever heard."
These stories will haunt you long after you've turned the last page.
By Dave Adams
Must-read tales of terror, chosen by the experts of the genre.