Thursday, January 24, 2013

How to See a Ghost

Courtesy of The Connor Hotel

About $100. That's what it costs to get a very good chance to see a real live (err.. dead) ghost! The Connor Hotel in Jerome, Arizona is one of the best opportunities to get up close and personal with the paranormal. This century-old hotel has been burned down and rebuilt 3 times, and some say that the ghosts of the former residents still walk the halls.

These aren't evil or menacing ghosts though; they are actually quite friendly. From the white lady in room #1, to the singing Native American in room #2, to the ghostly cat that wanders the hall, to the tech-savvy ghost in room #5 that likes to turn electronic devices on and off; all of the ghosts in the Connor Hotel are both friendly and good company. With so many ghosts in a small building, your chances of seeing one of them is very high. In-fact, Jerome has been called "Ghost City," and "The World's Largest Ghost Town." Just across the street from the Connor Hotel, you find the city park, an elevated, green square with swings and simple playground equipment. In this park, you can find another ghost.

The "ghost in the park" is said to be that of a little girl who loves the swingset. Residents of Jerome delight in the fact that on any given day, you can go to this park, and see a swingset with two swings. One of the swings will be perfectly still, and the other will be swinging back and forth, as if carrying an invisible passenger. To make this site even more puzzling, a flagpole also sits at the edge of the park, and debunks the theory that the swing is being moved by wind. While the swing goes back and forth, the paper-light flag remains motionless.

If you still haven't seen a ghost by the time you have checked into the Connor Hotel and visited the park, you have another opportunity only feet away...

Paul and Jerry's Saloon is one of the oldest buildings in Jerome, and features a long, hundred-year old bar, complete with globe lights, gold ornaments, and overwhelming style. This building is home to a few other ghosts. It may be tough to tell the customers of the bar from an actual ghost (they both look lost and out of place, and a little drunk), but as the lights flicker above the bar, everyone voices to the ghosts that they recognize their presence, and are happy to have them.

Nearly every building in this ghost town is haunted, from the flatiron building to the clubhouse (the third installment of the United Verde Hospital) to the Jerome Grand Hotel (The fourth installation of the United Verde Hospital that was completed in 1927).

Yes, touted as the most haunted city in the world, Jerome is your best bet to see a ghost in your lifetime. Room rates at the Connor Hotel are usually around $90-$120 per night, have very comfortable dressings, and will put you right in the heart of the most haunted streets in the world.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Haunted Places of Arizona

Do you believe in haunted houses? Do you believe that apparitions are real, and that ghosts still reside in homes and schools and hotels and in the desert? Here are some of the most famous stories of hauntings in Arizona. If you've ever met one of these ghosts or experienced a haunted place in Arizona, let me know about it!
Many of these haunted Arizona places can't be visited, since they are on private property. Please check first before you try to witness any ghostly happenings on your own.

At the Birdcage Theatre in Tombstone, Arizona, many people have reported singing and talking in the balcony and a man who walks across the stage. You'll also find out about ghosts and hauntings at The Aztec House Antique Shop, Big Nose Kate's Saloon where cowboy ghosts roam, Nellie Cashman's Restaurant where items move about on their own, the Wells Fargo Bank Building, Shieffelin Hall where town hall meeting have more attendees than they are supposed to, and Boot Hill Cemetery, where some folks just won't totally die.

In Patagonia, in southern Arizona, the Patagonia Market has an unknown ghost who moves things around, makes noises, and plays with squeaky toys in the night.

There are many haunted locations in Tucson, Arizona. There's a dead principal who still visits Bloom Elementary School, Centennial Hall is inhabited by a good ghost and a bad ghost, and at the Davis Bilingual School people have been touched by the ghost residing there, doors open and close themselves, and faucets turn themselves on and off. At the Radisson Hotel a girl moans for help near the ballrooms. At the University of Arizona, a woman runs to escape her attacker.

In Yuma, at the territorial prison, spirits pinch visitors to the museum, and play with the change in the store.

In Nogales the St. Andrews Episcopal Church is said to have been built on Indian burial grounds, and they come back to attend services now and then. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Paranormal News!

Read the latest news regaurding paranormal activity, ufo's, and other ghostly encounter online! Join the site for updates, and read true stories.

Submit a story! Do you have a paranormal story you've been keeping to yourself?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Paranormal On TV

Delve deep into the strange and the mysterious with Paranormal Research Society founder Ryan Buell and his team of investigators as they attempt to unravel inexplicable paranormal phenomena including sixth-sense experiences, ghost sightings, demonic disturbances, and brushes with the darkest areas of the unknown. Founded by Buell in 2001, the PRS works on cases across the country and is one of the most recognized paranormal societies in the nation. Past seasons of PARANORMAL STATE™ have included cases such as a Pennsylvania couple besieged by paranormal activity in their home, an aggressive poltergeist in Maryland, and a ghostly hag nicknamed the "Lady Vampire" by the Texas family she torments. Through the use of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) recordings and video documentation, and with the help of renowned psychics, demonologists, psychologists and counselors, the PRS explores these bizarre cases in the hopes of helping frightened people who have nowhere else to turn.

Read more!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paranormal Activity 2

 6.5/10 Stars

After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

This is movie shows the before and after events of the first Paranormal Activity.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A few places across the US to have a haunting...

San Francisco, California
Travel by ferry to this isolated island prison, where strange cries can be heard and cell doors open by themselves.

Brookdale Lodge
Visit a resort still haunted by former employees and guests reliving past tragedies, such as a fire and the drowning of a young girl.

San Jose, California
Winchester Mystery House
Tour this 160-room mansion built with secret passageways, fake doors and stairs to nowhere to fool vengeful spirits.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Marie Laveau's House
Discover the rituals and ceremonies that the Queen of Voodoo used to call forth the spirits of the dead.

Mad Doctor Pharmacy
Hear the cries and see ghostly apparitions of the doctor's victims of gruesome medical experiments.

The Lalaurie House
Meet the tortured slaves who still haunt the 19th-century home and property of socialite Madame Lalaurie.

Maxwell's Toulouse Cabaret
Experience the friendly spirits of a jazz musician and a doorman at this legendary Mafia hangout.

Southern Nights Bed and Breakfast
Stay at this historic B&B and experience the strange voices, cold spots and electrical malfunctions.

Bourbon-Orleans Hotel
Visit the haunted ballroom, where people have witnessed moving chandeliers and images of dances from the past. Make sure to take a ghostly tour when visiting the French Quarter.

Washington, DC
White House
Tour the White House, where the ghost of President Lincoln likes to surprise guests in his bedroom.

Octagon House
Witness unusual occurrences related to the central stairway, where the builder's jilted daughter fell to her death.

United States Capitol
Spot the phantom cat, known to foreshadow national tragedies, in the Capitol's subterranean corridors.

Adams, Tennessee
Bell Witch Farm
Stop by the site of John Bell's 19th-century farm, where a jealous witch tormented the family until John's mysterious death in 1820.

Amityville, New York
Amityville Horror House
Visit the house where demonic voices drove Robert Defeo to murder his entire family in their sleep.