ghosts

The Poltergeist Within: An Excerpt from Paranormal Parlor

We Are Family The idea of family ghosts, or ghosts that attach themselves to people and are “inherited” from generation to generation can perhaps be traced back to a time when families remained in one place for longer periods of time. Were these “inherited” ghosts simply ghosts of a place, a castle for example, where all …

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Here There Be Ghouls: A Teaser from Paranormal Parlor

Creatures of mist, half credited; Our faint form flings No shadow in moonlight on the bed We visit; noiseless is our tread, Who come from deserts of the dead, Where no bird sings. —Anon, 1887 (from Ghost Stories and Presentiments) Here There Be Ghosts I have never met a ghost story I didn’t like. Whether …

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Alabama – Strange America – 1

Ladies and gentlebeans, wicked weirdos and friends of the bizarre! We proudly present to you, our first episode of Tales of the Strange!! Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange: Strange America—Episode 1—Alabama We launch our show with a great look at the State of Alabama’s haunted history and a great UFO story. Host: Varla Ventura Co-Host:  …

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Varla on Ghost Chronicles–Tonight, Wednesday the 24th!

Greetings! Tonight I am honored to be on Ghost Chronicles with hosts Ron Kolek and Anne Kerrigan. Ron has been a supporter of my books since lo’ those many years ago when The Book of the Bizarre came out, and he regularly includes a tidbit of Beyond Bizarre on his shows, so not only will …

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Calling all Banshees!

Banshees are among the most feared creatures of the fairy and supernatural realm,  and this may be in part to the sympathies they invoke when you hear their wailing. You could easily be lured into the dark of night, hoping to help the pathetic creature who sounds as if she is in mourning. Some tales …

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Coast to Coast: Friday September 21st

Werewolves, banshees, vampires, ghosts! Come tune in for TWO HOURS of lively banter with George Noory and moi! Friday, September 21st, 10pm-12pm PST Listen LIVE via the web or your local AM radio station. Remember, you have to either listen live or subscribe (for a small fee) to listen to archived shows. Click the link …

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