Photography by Patrick Hendry Any object can be haunted, but perhaps due to the fact that dolls are physically modeled to bear a resemblance to human beings, they have more of a proclivity to be vessels of spirit possession. According to Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend, “haunted dolls are either possessed by malign, nonhuman entities or earthbound spirits—who are … [Read more...] about The Real Annabelle and Other Truly Haunted Dolls
Paranormal Horror Mystery, History and Lore
From the time we are children, we are taught to fear the dark. Thanks to cultural influences like media and religion, we are raised to question what lies beyond. A world of spirits, demons, entities and the odd helpful and possibly friendly ghost or apparition.
From urban legends that won’t die (even if their victims did) to ancient practices, mythology and more. Paranormal mysteries and lore help us understand the subcultures that exist and investigate where some of our deepest, darkest fears and terrors come from. What lies beyond our normal senses, in a plane of existence that science can neither explain nor completely debunk?
Our journalists at Puzzle Box Horror report on a variety of horror and paranormal topics. From haunted houses and artifacts that have influence over their residents and owners, to entities with a reputation for creating fear, chaos and sometimes injury. We’re curating bone chilling history, witchcraft and all things that ‘go bump in the night’.
What is behind the rise in Exorcism rites in the United States? How crazy is it that Dybbuk boxes were a trending gift item on eBay? Puzzle Box Horror is where the really scary stories begin, as we search the world for some of the most interesting and terrifying stories, legends and lore that will keep you up at night.
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There is always a cause for panic for some when the words "Satanic" or "Devil" worship is uttered—people have gone to jail over such accusations of satanic crimes as recently as the 1990s. The so-called "Satanic Panic" of the eighties and nineties pursued an imaginary evil, yet left so many innocent lives ruined. Unlike the cults that led the victims of Jim Jones, a cult leader … [Read more...] about Satanic Worship, Demons, and Dark Magic – History and Films
Although the trend of ghost hunting only seems to have gained popularity in more modern times, the phenomena of ghosts, as well as the belief in their existence has been around since ancient times. Just like the belief in a higher power, the details may vary from culture to culture, but across all of them one thing remains consistent—the existence of a realm where the human … [Read more...] about Ghosts of the Ancient World
A common question on the minds of those who believe in ghosts, is what causes a dead person to reappear as a ghost? Unfortunately, this topic isn’t as well researched as the topic of whether or not ghosts actually exist, so there is no real scientific data to back it up—but there is plenty of folklore and a bounty of ghost culture to draw appropriate conclusions from. If you … [Read more...] about Why the Dead Come Back to Haunt Us
Like many other folktales of the arctic region, Yup’ik folklore emphasized keeping children safe from the elements and the dangers of being alone and ill-prepared. This folktale is no different, but it definitely gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it over an early-winter bonfire. Photography by Jayberrytech A very long time ago, in the Cape Prince of Wales, in a … [Read more...] about The Tale of the Red Skeleton: A Yup’ik Ghost Story