This Dybbuk box was for sale on Etsy. For hardcore paranormal believers, the subject of haunted objects holds a lot of fascination. Is it possible for a demonic spirit to be encapsulated in an inanimate object? And if so, what happens if you become the owner, and you open it? We did a little research in January to see how many Dybbuk boxes were actually for sale on … [Read more...] about Why You Should Never Buy a Dybbuk Box on eBay
Why are some people afraid of clowns? Or, why is it that the scariest room in your house is usually your basement or attic? That’s some of the terror psychology that our writers want to share with you in our lifestyle section, as we share the unexplainable and scary facts about paranormal experiences.
Enjoy some historical journalism about paranormal hot spots around the world. If it is paranormal and scary, we’re going to cover it. From freaky haunted artifacts to the legendary and tragic family curses, the ancient practices of Voodoo, Santeria and Wicca (the good kind of witchcraft), to possessions, culture and mythology.
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Photo: Washington Business Journal When William Peter Blatty (1928 – 2017) the writer of “The Exorcist” and subsequent writer and director of the sequel “The Exorcist III” began to visualize the screenplay for the original movie, he wanted to create a paranormal experience that would surpass anything that anyone had seen in the theaters before. The … [Read more...] about 6 Creepy Things That Happened on the Movie Set of “The Exorcist”
Voodoo or Hoodoo? Photography by Clem Onojeghuo There is a lot of confusion between what hoodoo and voodoo are—many believe they are one and the same, but as was discovered through the articles on voodoo, they are two separate entities. Louisiana and Haitian Voodoo are the two branches of the voodoo religion practiced by many, whereas hoodoo is not a religion at all. … [Read more...] about African American Folk Magic: Hoodoo, Conjure, and Rootwork
The Voodoo Religion of New Orleans I Walked with a Zombie (1943) The roots of voodoo run deep with the sordid history of slavery in America, originating from the traditional West African religion of vodoun (also vodun), it further evolved once it reached Haiti and Louisiana. Louisiana voodoo—properly known as vodoun—the queens and priestesses hold the highest position … [Read more...] about Oddities of the Bayou: Religions and the Occult
Photography by Nico Bhlr Anyone can practice voodoo in New Orleans—embraced by people no matter their race, creed, or origin—there are no standard worship practices, in this flexible and inclusive spiritual and religious practice. A religion so immersed in mystery, voodoo is often mistaken for something much more sinister. First introduced to the United States through the … [Read more...] about Voodoo on the Bayou