Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ghost’ attacks news photojournalist in Pennsylvania home (video)

HANOVER, Penn. — A local Pennsylvania news crew went to do a report on a so called “haunted” house which was to be featured this weekend on a national TV show, and ended up getting much more than they bargained for.

A local news station in Central Pennsylvania, FOX 43, , went inside the home in Hanover, York County, which homeowner DeAnna Simpson and her family have lived in for seven years. This home however, is different from others on the block because the people who live there say it is severely haunted, with multiple entities, including ghosts and something Simpson refers to as the “Shadow man.”

The family didn’t realize the house was haunted until after they moved in and say it will be difficult for them to move when the time comes because of the stigma that surrounds it.

“We put everything into this house,” Simpson told FOX 43. “And we do want to move, but we would have to list it at such a price where we could recoup what we put in.”

The house was to be featured on the Travel Channel Saturday on a show called, “The Dead Files.” Simpson says the crew turned up evidence of many “grisly” deaths which took place in the home.

Read Full Story: FOX 4

Thursday, July 24, 2014

China Property Agency Launches ‘Haunted House’ Database

From flimsy fixtures to pestilential pipes, Beijing apartments generally come with one defect or another. So who needs an angry ghost added to the equation?

To help potential residents suss out whether their apartment might be prone to supernatural visitors with axes to grind, one Chinese property agency has created a database cataloging unnatural deaths—murders, suicides, etc.— that have occurred in Beijing homes.

According to an analysis posted on a site operated by China’s Ministry of Justice, no clear law exists that requires Chinese landlords or would-be sellers to disclose, say, a particularly brutal history attached to an apartment. To be sure, there’s precedent for buyers who weren’t aware of such a past to gain compensation through the courts if they feel duped. In one 2011 case, a buyer surnamed Wang ended up being awarded about 60,000 yuan after the seller failed to make clear that a previous resident had committed suicide on the premises.

Still, the site warns, caveat emptor.

Enter the haunted-home database. Such databases have also been created in cities such as Hong Kong and Taipei, where residents likewise have a strong aversion to homes with violent histories. In Hong Kong, for example, such homes are meticulously documented. Traditionally, they have been sold for discounts of as much as 30% and are particularly popular with expats, who agents say are less superstitious and disturbed by such pasts.

Read Full Story: Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

'Ghost' of Irish martyr Saint Oliver Plunkett captured on video? (video)

A British author thinks she has captured a ghostly apparition of martyr and patron saint of Irish peace Saint Oliver Plunkett on video while visiting Ireland.

Vikki Bramshaw says she only discovered the image of "the ghost" of St. Oliver Plunkett peering out of the prison door in Saint Peter’s Church in Drogheda, County Louth, when she viewed the video taken with her cell phone cam later on.

The glimpse of the face, which appears briefly a few times at the hatch of the 15th century cell door.

"I don't really believe in ghosts or anything like that, so I was a bit spooked out to see it when I was checking my video when I got home," Bramshaw told a local Irish newspaper.

"I visited Drogheda between March 10-17, and was taken around Newgrange and other tourist sites, and Saint Peter’s was just one of our stops," she says.

"I was just filming the cell door with my camera phone, and didn't notice anything unusual at the time, but when I checked it that night, I was definitely a bit spooked by what I saw."

The video shows what appears to be a face that appears at the small hatch in the door a number of times.

Read Full Story: Irish Central

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cricket players ask for room changes in haunted London hotel

London, July 21: In a bizarre development, several England cricketers have requested a change of rooms, saying their five-star London hotel is haunted. According to "Daily Mail" on Sunday (July 20), the players' wives and girlfriends have refused to stay at the famous Langham Hotel during London Test matches this summer after complaints of mysterious goings-on at night.
 "During the Sri Lanka Test I had to move rooms," Stuart Broad was quoted as saying by the British daily. "It was so hot in the room I just couldn't sleep. All of a sudden the taps in the bathroom came on for no reason. 
I turned the lights on and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again the taps came on. It was very weird. "It really freaked me out. I ended up asking to move rooms. Bealey (Broad's girlfriend) was pretty spooked, too, and I know Moeen Ali's other half won't stay there because she's so frightened of the ghosts," the fast bowler added.
"I've slept okay during the current Test (against India) but the Sri Lanka Test (last month) was not great," added Broad. "One night I woke up in the middle of the night, around 1.30 a.m. and I was convinced there was a presence in the room. It was the weirdest feeling.
"Ben Stokes has had some problems sleeping as well. He's on the third floor, which is where a lot of the issues are. I'm telling you, something weird is going on," said the Englishman.

Reportedly, Room 333 is believed to be the most haunted with the hotel's own website stating: "In 1973 a BBC radio announcer James Alexander-Gordon awoke suddenly in the night to see a fluorescent ball which slowly took on the shape of a man wearing Victorian evening wear. 
The announcer asked the ghost what it wanted and it began to float towards him, with its legs cut off some two feet below the ground, arms outstretched, eyes staring emptily. At this point the announcer got up and fled."