Browsing: The Paranormal

A Brief History On November 15, 2010, Manchester University Press published a hardcover edition of Andrew Smith’s The ghost story, 1840-1920.  In this book, Smith shares his wealth of knowledge with his readers as he attempted to critique the history of the ghost story over a substantial period of time. This effort did not please critic Matt Foley, who considered the course of eighty years, starting from 1840 to be “wide in its scope,”[1] which it certainly is. Smith, however, seems to be quite knowledgeable on the topic of gothic literature, having produced numerous works in that department and gained…

A Brief History On May 14, 1816, romantically linked English authors Mary Godwin and Percy Shelley arrived at Geneva, Switzerland.  The poet Lord Byron (pictured on the right in the image above with Godwin in the middle and Shelley on the left) joined the young lovers on May 25th, with his young physician, John William Polidori.  Eventually, the friends decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story.  After thinking for days, Godwin, who would later that year marry Shelley, dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream…

A Brief History On May 21, 2011, Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping had predicted that the world as we know it would end, with the return of Jesus Christ and the advent of the “Rapture,” followed by months of fire and brimstone resulting in the destruction of Earth. If you were paying attention on that date, you will note that the end of times did not in fact begin on May 21, 2011! Many people have predicted the end of the world or the end of the world as we know it, and so far, each has been wrong. Today…

A Brief History What follows is (as far as we are aware) a continuation of a work of fiction written several years ago by a young lady interested in the supernatural in the style of the stories found in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) or a more modern creepypasta.  For Chapter 1, please click here. Digging Deeper: Full text of Chapter 3 of The Nightmare of the Baby Head This chapter is about all of the morbid mom’s cruelly killed kids. Her first kid to suffer from the bizarre baby head was just like Jack from the first chapter…

A Brief History On November 7, 1980, a supernatural horror film titled The Boogeyman was released to theaters in the United States of America. Digging Deeper As we grow, so do our fears and anxieties. Somehow, they seem to morph over time with our personalities. History has shown us how powerful fear can truly be. Tyrannical leaders, such as Ivan IV, Maximilien Robespierre, and Adolf Hitler have ruled and conquered countless countries through the power of fear. We can also learn about the power of fear through our own lives and experiences. Many fear natural thoughts such as spiders, heights, and fire.…

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