Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ghostly apparition photobombs fishermans catch

THERE are spooky goings-on after the unexpected appearance of a ghostly apparition in a pond with a “grim past”.
Angler Wayne Foulkes was fishing at Ponciau Pool on May 9 when he landed one of the biggest carp in the water.
He was so pleased with his catch that he took a picture of the proud moment with the fish.
But when he looked back at the image he was shocked to see the appearance of a ‘face’ in an orange glow in the dark watery background.

Fisherman and villagers in Ponciau are at a loss as to how the face, which resembles a ghoulish orange goblin peeking over Mr Foulkes’ left shoulder, came to be there. 
But Mr Foulkes said many believe it really could be a spirit.
The 34-year-old said: ”It’s pretty scary isn’t it?
“There’s some history to the pool, a couple of people have passed away there, and its only adds to the story – people really believe it’s a spirit.”

The movie Poltergeist is inspired by true events

It's the creepy cult horror film that terrified cinema-goers in the Eighties and now Poltergeist is due to scare a whole new generation as the remake hits the big screen tonight.

But very few of today's fans will know the petrifying real life events that inspired the film - or the curse surrounding it.

Steven Spielberg's 1982 film sees an ordinary family tormented by an evil apparition which later takes the youngest daughter Carol Anne into another realm. The reboot follows a similar format.

But the reality behind the fiction is equally as frightening. The film is loosely based on events at a house on Long Island, New York, where a family called the Hermann's were plagued by a so-called poltergeist.

Between February and March 1958, bottle tops and lids inexplicably popped, ornaments flew around the house, a heavy bookshelf mysteriously fell over and a Virgin Mary figure soared through the air and struck a mirror 12ft away.

A police officer came to investigate but was almost hit by a flying globe while a British press photographer who went to cover the story witnessed his flashbulbs lift off a table.

A priest was called and ministers from all sorts of faiths conducted rituals on the front lawn but still the strange happenings went on as parents James and Lucille and their two children Lucille jnr, 13, and James jnr, 12, became increasingly scared.

Experts confirmed the house was structurally sound, the fire brigade checked water levels in an old well and equipment set up in the basement confirmed there were no land vibrations. It was a mystery.

Read Full Story: Mirror UK

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pennsylvania keeps brewing beers and ghosts

Hundreds of German immigrants opened breweries in their American communities during the 19th century. In many cases, the brewmaster and his family lived in a hotel or boardinghouse beside the brewery and served meals to travelers.

Some famous beer brands started this way. Do the names Coors, Miller and Busch ring a bell?
Most brewers disappeared during Prohibition or modernization, rendering the small-town hotel/brewery business model obsolete. Only one such enterprise remains in America, and it has been fascinating visitors for decades: Bube's Brewery, 102 N. Market St., Mount Joy.

"In a modern way we're trying to make this work. I think this is neat," Allen said. "They brewed beer; we're brewing beer. They had a restaurant license; we have a restaurant license. They had a hotel license; we have a hotel license."

About two dozen people -- primarily employees -- have reported seeing a ghost on the premises. The most common sighting is a young woman that is believed to be the granddaughter of Alois Bube, according to Allen.

The hosts of the popular "Ghost Hunters" show on the SyFy Network spent a few days at Bube's in 2012 and confirmed that paranormal activity exists. Allen hasn't seen anything unusual, but he's keeping an open mind.

"If 25-30 people have seen a ghost, and it fits the general description -- but I haven't seen it -- I've got to think something's going on," he said.

Read Full Story: Flipside PA

Possible ghost in photo at Randall Park Mall in Ohio

NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Is there a ghost floating around Randall Park Mall?

A viewer told us the photo above was snapped last week outside the abandoned mall.

When his girlfriend's cousin took the photo nothing was there, he said in an email to But when she went home and viewed the photo, she saw a ghostly figure in the corner.

What was once one of the largest shopping malls in the country, Randall Park Mall has been closed since 2009 and demolition began on the structure last December.

It is being torn down to make way for an industrial park that will include manufacturing and warehouse distribution.

Read Full Story: ABC 5 Cleveland 

"Ghost hunters" arrested for church break-in. (video)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four ghost hunters are facing felony charges for breaking into an historic church in Litchfield, Minnesota.

The Ness Church has been the target of vandals for years. Ghost hunters have posted YouTube videos of what they say are “confirmed sightings” of ghosts at the site. One video from another Minnesotan in 2012 shows ghost hunters near the historic church:

Church board members say there are no ghosts here — just buildings and a burial site that played a key role in an infamous chapter in Minnesota history.

On Sunday at 1:53 a.m., Meeker County deputies responded to a burglary alarm at Ness Church, located on the 24000 block of 580th Avenue, according to the county sheriff’s office. While en route, deputies observed a vehicle leaving the area. The deputies then stopped the car and arrested its four occupants in connection to the church crime.

The suspects have been identified as 23-year-old Kyle Huber, of Victoria; 23-year-old Todd Suurmeyer of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 25-year-old Joseph Porter of Sioux Falls and 24-year-old Brittani Roberts, of Sioux Falls. After their arrest, the suspects were taken to the Meeker County Jail on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage to property.

The suspects are accused of gaining access to the church by breaking several of its windows. They also smashed part of a monument that marks where the first five of an eventual 490 victims of the 1862 Sioux uprising were buried in a hurry. A window of an out building was also broken. An investigation is now determining the full extent of the damage and if there were items taken from the church.

Read Full Story: CBS 4 Minnesota