Every night, amateur ghost-hunting groups across the country head out into abandoned warehouses, old buildings and cemeteries to look for ghosts. They often bring along electronic equipment that they believe helps them locate ghostly energy.
Despite years of efforts by ghost hunters on TV and in real life, we still do not have good proof that ghosts are real. Many ghost hunters believe that strong support for the existence of ghosts can be found in modern physics. Specifically, that Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientific minds of all time, offered a scientific basis for the reality of ghosts. >> READ MORE
An American teenager was allegedly stabbed more than 300 times while being held hostage by two women as part of a Satanic sex ritual.
Two women — Rebecca Chandler, 22, and Raven Larrabee, 20 — have been arrested and are held on $150,000 bond. Larrabee is being held on a $100,000 bond, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
According to a search warrant affidavit posted on The Smoking Gun website, the 18-year-old victim met Chandler online and traveled by bus from Phoenix to Milwaukee to meet her. >> READ MORE
Art restorers have discovered the figure of a devil hidden in the clouds of one of the most famous frescos by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, church officials said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
ROME (REUTERS) - Art restorers have discovered the figure of a devil hidden in the clouds of one of the most famous frescos by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, church officials said on Saturday.
The devil was hidden in the details of clouds at the top of fresco number 20 in the cycle of the scenes in the life and death of St Francis painted by Giotto in the 13th century. >> READ MORE
The teenage boy had not eaten for days yet four grown men and his own mother could hardly subdue him as he reacted violently to the presence of Fr. Armand Tangi of the Society of St. Paul.
"He had menacing eyes, was screaming words I could not understand, and it seemed that he would spew vomit on me anytime. I was just waiting for it to happen," the priest said, recalling a familiar scene in the movie "The Exorcist."
The boy and his family live in a bucolic Central Luzon community, in a compound with a ladies' accessories factory and residences of its owner and his workers. A clear brook runs through the leafy estate. >> READ MORE
As biologically diverse as the Amazon is, this peculiar creature would not appear to be a natural inhabitant of the Brazilian jungle or, indeed, Earth for that matter.
Standing just a few feet from a mesmerising flashing light, this unidentified being could offer proof that we are not alone in the universe.
The image comes from a video obtained by noted paranormal writer Michael Cohen and is claimed to have been filmed by two British tourists visiting the Mamaus region of the Amazon.
While the camera is focused on some young children, seen in the distance behind them is a silvery light. >> READ MORE
4pm: Actors get dressed and ready for hair and make-up.
6pm: Universal Studios Singapore (USS) begins ushering daytime visitors out, and the theme park is turned over for the evening event which starts in two hours.
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7pm: The park has a downtime for one hour. Meanwhile, ‘scare-zones’ are set up.
8pm: USS re-opens for Halloween Horror Nights.
It is the first time USS is organising a Halloween event since it opened in March last year - and the amusement park is pulling out all the logistical and manpower stops to make it a success. >> READ MORE
US - Frank and Louie, a gray feline with two mouths, two noses and three eyes, just turned 12 years old and is the world's oldest, living two-faced cat.
Sara Wilcox, a Guinness World Records spokeswoman said he is the "longest surviving Janus cat," referring to the name coined by British zoologist Dr. Karl Shuker, based on the two-faced Roman god of transitions, gates and doorways.
Frank and Louie has craniofacial duplication, an extremely rare congenital condition. The disorder, also known as diprosopia, can cause part or all of an individual's face to be duplicated on its head. >> READ MORE
TOKYO - Across from a noodle shop in a Yokohama suburb, Hisayoshi Teramura's inn looks much like any other small lodging that dots the port city. Occasionally, it's even mistaken for a love hotel by couples hankering for some time beneath the sheets.
But Teramura's place is neither a love nest nor a pit stop for tired travellers. The white and grey tiled building is a corpse hotel, its 18 deceased guests tucked up in refrigerated coffins.
"We tell them we only have cold rooms," Teramura quips when asked how his staff respond to unwary lovers looking for a room. >> READ MORE
GEORGETOWN, Malaysia - A group of daring people took the opportunity to be part of a 'Hell Tour' in Penang.
The trip was organised by Master Kek Eng Seng of the Tze Bei Guan Yin Dhamma Centre, who claims that he can travel through the realms of Earth, Heaven and Hell.
For the first time in Malaysia, he offered people the opportunity to visit the 'Afterworld'.
Surprisingly, there was an overwhelming response. More than 200 people from all around the country registered for the extraordinary trip. >> READ MORE
Even as the faithful offer prayers, put on the most spectacular getai shows, and organise lavish spreads to appease wandering souls during the Hungry Ghost Festival, many go through the rites of this Chinese tradition without knowing why the rituals are carried out.
But these rituals can be linked back to early Chinese civilisations, such as the Han Dynasty, a period when Chinese culture and society flourished as emperors created terracotta warriors modelled after their own armies to attend and protect them in the afterlife. >> READ MORE