Amityville Horror House Now For Sale

The house that inspired the book “The Amityville Horror: A True Story” is now for sale. This little gem can be yours for under $1 million and is “safe for children”, according to the listing agent



The five-bedroom house was the scene of a horrific murder in 1974, when Ronald DeFeo shot his entire family to death as they slept. According to paranormal researchers, it’s a haunted magnet for evil. But, hey… heated sunroom.

There’s also the matter of this infamous photo taken after the crime that purportedly shows one of the murdered children, peering around a doorway.



And the house is a bargain at only $850,000! Usually you have to pay extra for a creepy Hell Portal. Can’t wait to see this one on House Hunters.

Chinese Ghost Marriage

In the creepiest thing to happen to marriage since Dr. Phil, Chinese families worried that their deceased single relatives will haunt them from the afterlife are arranging marriages for them. To other dead people.

Chinese families are paying big bucks to “matchmakers” who then find their post-mortem loved one a suitable spouse. Then a typical wedding is held, with music, food and dancing. Presumably to “Thriller.”

Though the practice was outlawed in 1949, it’s come back in big way with the resurgence of the Chinese economy. Most of the time, the bride’s family digs her up so she can be re-buried with her new husband.

However, if a bride can’t be located for their deceased would-be groom, some families will flat-out buy a female corpse bride to bury him with. Which has created a brisk market for – you guessed it – dead Chinese ladies. Grave robbers are now digging up female corpses to sell to families looking for a spouse for their dead loved one. Which, ironically, sounds like a prime recipe for one pissed-off lady ghost haunting your family.


“But Dr. Phil, she just lies there…”

Mystery Voice Guides Rescuers to Unconscious Baby in Salt Lake City Car Wreck Case

First responders to the scene of a tragic car accident that left a young mother dead and her toddler in the hospital told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that they heard a voice coming from inside the submerged vehicle asking for help before they knew there were any survivors.

Three police officers and two firemen arriving on the scene of an accident heard an adult voice saying “Help us! Help me!” coming from in the partially submerged car, which had gone off a bridge into the Spanish Fork River on Saturday, March 8. When they flipped the vehicle on its side, the driver – 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck – was clearly deceased and baby Lily was unconscious but still alive. The 18-month-old was suspended from her car seat, which had kept her out of the freezing river for 14 hours until she could be rescued. At last report, Lily was recovering well with her family.

“The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car,” Officer Jared Warner told CNN. “To me, it didn’t sound like a child’s voice.”

Other first responders agreed. “All I know is that it was there, we all heard it, and that just helped us to push us harder, like I say, and do what we could to rescue anyone inside the car,” Tyler Beddoes, another officer at the scene, told Anderson, on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

But the question still remains: with the mother visibly deceased and the toddler unconscious, whose voice did the first responders hear urging them to rescue the endangered baby?


Weirdo Book Club: Poor Man’s Paranormal

The Poor Man’s Paranormal is a guide featuring instructions on how to turn common household items into handy-dandy ghost-busting equipment. Written for the “paranormal MacGyver”, this manual claims to be able to show you how to:

  • Use a flashlight to communicate with the dead,
  • Create a “ghost trap” using a jar and aluminum foil,
  • Use a necklace to tap into your psychic abilities, and
  • Communicate with the Beyond using only toilet paper, flour, balloons, and a wristwatch.


I honestly want to buy this just to see how the balloons come into play.

Have a Coke and A Smile…

Even the Gatekeeper of Gozer has to watch her figure.


Update on “For Sale: Totally Not Haunted”

Thanks to intrepid reader EMB216, we have an update on the  most hilarious, and possibly creepiest real estate meme on the Internet – Abandoned 123-Year-Old School for Sale:

Seems Legit, Part 2

That ominous, in-no-way-a-portal-to-a-torturous-hell dimension/building is what remains of the Bennett College for women, which was founded in 1893 in Millbrook, NY, and quickly fell into ruin when it was shut down in 1978. Here’s a before-and-after shot of the building, which appears to have been very lovely — right up until wailing child ghosts moved in.

For Sale Totally Not Haunted Update

Many thanks to EMB216 for the background info! 🙂

NBA Players Freaked Out By Ghost Baby

Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs were unnerved by ghostly noises during a recent stay at California’s Claremont Resort while in Los Angeles to play the Golden State Warriors.

“It was the creepiest thing. I heard a couple of other guys heard babies in the hallway… I really heard voices and a baby in the room, and there wasn’t anybody in there. It was crazy,” said Ayres.

Duncan backed up the spooky story. “I heard a baby in his room…. I definitely heard something. It wasn’t creepy, because I assumed it was really somebody in the room, and they gave him the wrong room. But when they told me the story the next day about calling up there and no one in the room, it’s at that point you get chills,’ he said. “There was a baby there, absolutely.”


Ghosts babies are the worst. They never stop boo-hooing. 


Special thanks to FOB Jennifer Malone for sending this one in! 🙂

For Sale: Totally Not Haunted

Seems Legit, Part 2

Seems legit. 

R.I.P. Egon Spengler

Well this SUCKS. Harold Ramis — brilliant writer, actor, director, producer and most importantly Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters — passed away this morning from complications of an autoimmune disease. Not only did he help Dan Aykroyd write Ghostbusters, he was behind such brilliant movies as Groundhog Day (“Don’t drive angry!”), Caddyshack and Stripes. RIP, Mr. Ramis. You will be sorely missed.


The wonderful Harold Ramis – gone too soon. Human bedbug Ted Nugent – alive and kicking. Hey, Karma, I need a word with you. 

Walking on Water: Intriguing Evidence of Possible “Time Slip” in the UK


Crosby Beach Figure Mysterious figure just off Crosby beach? Photo © Philip McKeown. Reproduced with permission.

Back in 2010 during our annual ‘Paranormal Week’ (PW) at Halton Lea Library in Runcorn, a gentleman called Philip McKeown showed the PW team a photograph he had taken sometime around 1983. The picture (see below) was a shot of the shoreline around Crosby taken during a stormy day. At first glance, everything in the picture appeared to be perfectly normal but, as Philip soon pointed out, on closer inspection there appeared to be a figure walking towards the shore – not through the waves, but right on top of them. He told us that where the figure was positioned, the water would have been around 5 foot deep. Philip went on to assure us that the photo had not been manipulated in any way, nor was it a double exposure. He also told us that at…

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