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.
Was it all in your head?
Being a kid can be terrifying.
Its brutal past has made it home to some of the most intense paranormal activity in the area.
The woods are dark and full of terrors.
A ghost hunter shares unsettling anecdotes—and chilling audio—from investigations at two of America's most haunted sites.
By Olivia Mason
The ship is reportedly home to 120 ghosts. You can book a room—if you dare.
Friendly or dangerous? Take your pick.
"Something evil pulls me into a deep and dangerous place. I can’t cry for help or move even a finger..."
There are some ghosts you do not want inside your home...
Hell hits home in Bagans’ paranormal doc—and if you're an Amazon Prime member you can stream it tonight.
Who run the underworld? Girls!
By Carolyn Cox
The entity that haunted the Enfield family in England may have left its voice on tape in 1977.
The ghostly echoes of America’s bloodiest war linger in these five places.
These five legendary curses are connected to very real deaths.
You may want something more sturdy than a tent while you're surrounded by these legends.
This chilling ghost story will haunt you for days...
Is Satan's staircase located in a quiet, small-town Kansas cemetery?
They say the widow's ghost lingers in the tower and sets the house ablaze with phantom fire...
Keep your eyes peeled...
From Edgar Allan Poe to Elizabeth Gaskell, this collection of stories will send shivers down your spine.