Browsing: The Paranormal

A Brief History Whether you know this Greek Hero as Herakles, Heracles, or Hercules, and whether you picture him as played by Arnold Schwarzenneger or Kevin Sorbo, this man who has come to symbolize all that is strong and heroic did not always have it so good himself. Digging Deeper Born of the God Zeus and a mortal mother, this demi-god was hated by Hera, Queen of the Gods and wife of Zeus, although at first his true identity was hidden from Hera, who nursed him as a baby.  Possessing incredible strength even then, the little Hercules sucked so hard…

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A Brief History On December 13, 1294, Pope Celestine V, also known as Saint Celestine, resigned from the office of Pope of the Roman Catholic Church after only five months as pope.  An ineffective and incompetent pope, Celestine pulled stunts such as appointing several people to the same high position and acting as a puppet for King Charles II of Naples.  The successor to Celestine as Pope, Boniface VIII, imprisoned Celestine and overturned the various decrees Celestine managed to publish.  One of these decrees was the right of a Pope to abdicate, the right under which Celestine quit.  Obviously, both…

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A Brief History On November 13, 1974, the real story of The Amityville Horror began when Ronald DeFeo, Jr. savagely murdered his entire family in the house featured in the popular horror story. Digging Deeper The house at 112 Ocean Avenue had been occupied by the DeFeo family since 1965.  The family consisted of two parents, two daughters, and three sons.  Ronald Jr. was the eldest at age 23 when he used a Marlin Model 336C lever action rifle in .35 Remington caliber to shoot each parent and all four siblings, killing them all. Ronald, or “Butch” as he was…

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A Brief History On April 17, 2015, Universal Pictures releases Unfriended (previously known as Cybernatural and before that as Offline) to theaters in the United States of America.  The film tells the story of the paranormal aftermath of when a high school student named Laura Barns committed suicide due to ridicule received over an embarrassing video of her passed out at a party, but did this incident really happen? Digging Deeper An initial search of the internet might suggest that the incident actually occurred.  The embarrassing video of drunk Laura was posted on Youtube here, but “has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s…

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A Brief History On March 20, 2015, John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group, the Boo Streaks, will investigate the Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland.  This building opened in 1913 and has quite the history in the past 100 years!  We are really excited to see what we discover tonight! Please stay tuned below to the live twitter feed from these and future investigations: Tweets by @JCU_Boo Digger Deeper Our previous investigation was at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Cleveland on March 14, 2015: Post by JCU Paranormal Research Group. Then, during the week, we were visited by Off…

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