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.
The dead just can't seem to rest in this famously haunted cemetery.
Harmless toys or the Devil's plaything?
Spend the night...if you dare.
By Orrin Grey
Say your prayers...
By DeAnna Janes
Forest Lawn is a celebrity among cemeteries.
The secret locked in her mansion attic was so vile, it inspired decades of ghost stories, crime books, and even a character on American Horror Story.
Little did they know, their dream home was a cursed house of horrors.
They say her spirit dances past the cemetery at night, dressed entirely in white.
The blockbuster horror novel will leave you cowering.
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was built to help make people well, but it soon became a living hell.
By Orrin Grey
We see dead people.
By Aliza Polkes
Bloody paintings haunt the trailer for the latest movie from Nightcrawler's writer and director.
These scary ghost stories will leave you too terrified to close your eyes.
She turned to him with a glowing face ... but where her eyes should have been, there were only empty sockets.