Its been a busy year for the paranormal field, whether you are a believer, open-minded or sceptic, over the past 12 months there has been plenty for the paranormal community to debate over……So lets look at some of the most widely reported ghost sightings of the year, from viral videos to photos to claims of Haunted Dolls and Ghost Sex …..
This photo was taken by a Katy Morritt, a 19-year-old, ghost hunter, during a trip to The Village in Mansfield.
It was only the next morning that Katy noticed she’d captured an image of creepy face in the background of one of the photos.
But who or what did this eerie face belong to? Well, that soon became clear when she reviewed the video recordings from the previous night. During the recording of a “table tipping” experiment the sound of a screaming child could be heard.
The creepy snap was taken in a building which dates back to 1802 and housed a former slaughter-house and malt house. In the 70’s it became a nightclub called The Village, but today is an activity centre, home to of laser tag games and play areas.
The Village is said to be haunted by many different ghosts, including a group of monks, but on this occasion it’s the story of a woman named Catherine who was murdered at The Village along with her child which seems to fit the particular haunting.
Ghost of a Young Child Caught On Camera in Hospital
Several nurses at Cordoba Children’s hospital, in Argentina, claim to have seen a supernatural being several times within a few hours.
The video capture, appears to show something strange peering from beneath a set of sheets which are draped over a cot. The hospital staff believe it could be of a child spirit who had died in room 500.
Some of the employees of the hospital state that they have witnessed balloon’s busting like a magic trick that have been placed at the end of hospital beds.
Beer glass explodes on its Own!
A casual drink at his local turned into a paranormal incident when a pint of beer randomly exploded without being touched and amazingly, the landlord caught the whole thing on CCTV.
The video was captured by the Derby Arms’ CCTV camera and shows a regular sat on his phone texting at the pub in Prescot before his pint randomly explodes right before his eyes.
The pub’s landlord, Dave McGinn wasn’t convinced that the glass smashed of its own accord and decided to check out the pub’s CCTV footage hoping to prove that the customer had simply knocked the pint over himself.
However, after reviewing the footage, the landlord start to suspected paranormal activity and according to Dave, it’s not the first time something spooky has happened at the pub.
He told the Liverpool Echo that there’s often been stories told about strange goings on at the pub, “over the years a few cleaners have said they’ve seen people walking past or felt things moving and we’ve had the odd glass fall off the shelf but we’ve never caught it on video.”
Yvette Fielding and the team of the British ghost hunting show, Most Haunted finally caught what they believed to be a ghost on camera after shooting over 200 hundred episodes at some of the UK’s most haunted locations.
In the show’s latest piece of evidence, Karl Beattie and Stuart Torevell caught an eerie figure on camera walking up some steps during an investigation in part of the derelict stable block at Wentworth Woodhouse, a Grade I listed country house in the village of Wentworth, South Yorkshire.
The show’s presenter Yvette, described the video as the “most ground-breaking footage” to date. She later admitted that she actually burst into tears, “I was so excited and overwhelmed with the fact that, all of these years on Most Haunted, to me, that is the best piece of paranormal evidence.”
Priest Called In To Exorcise The Haunted TV Set
A priest in Manchester was called to perform an exorcism on the old set of Coronation Street at Granada Studios. The priest was called after guests to the set to the former-set of the long-running British TV show reported “banging noises” and poltergeist activity while they were preparing for a music event called Granadaland which took place at the Manchester studio.
The moment the priest performs the ancient ritual in the studio’s soundstage was caught on CCTV.
Apparently, Corrie actors have reported supernatural occurrences on the old set for years, many believing it to be the ghost of Pat Phoenix who played Elsie Tanner in the soap before her death in 1986. Sue Cleaver, who plays Eileen Grimshaw, said “so many people have seen and felt the same things that there has to be something in it.”
Ghostly figure in the Road!
A driver in Malaysia was forced to do a u-turn after he spotted a ghostly figure sat in the middle of the road. Aswan Yap captured the whole incident on his in-car dashboard camera.
The 25-year-old was driving at night in Kuala Lumpur, in a part of the city which is said to be home to haunted mansion. The pair freaked out and Aswan slammed on the breaks, before turning around and heading back the way they’d come.
Officers of the Royal Thai Police Force was called on to undertake an investigation of a different kind in eastern Thailand. They was called to investigate an area where a malevolent female ghost had reportedly left villagers spooked for months.
Police were dispatched to a village in Amnat Charoen province to deal with the ghost, known locally as “phi pob”, which villagers said had killed four cows and caused four border police officers to fall ill, Thai online media outlet Khaosod English reports.
Village leaders had requested a police presence to “strengthen civilian morale, prevent panic and boost residents’ confidence in living their daily lives”, the website said.
Police started their patrols to ward off the spirit, with local police chief Adul Chaiprasithikul stating that, at present, “more people believe in phi pob than those who don’t”.
The so-called phi pob is believed to have the ability to possess humans and wreak havoc on an entire village, with many rural communities reporting hauntings each year, the report says.
In 2016, three individuals reportedly possessed by a phi pob forced family members and neighbours to strip naked at knifepoint. The spirit is the subject of a long-running Thai film franchise known as Baan Phi Pob. But it doesn’t appear to be the only ghost on the scene in Thailand, a country known for its superstitions. According to online Thai newspaper Samui Times, at least 20 other spirits inhabit the country, but not all are malign. The Phi Poang Khang spirit, for instance, is known to take the “shape of a black monkey that likes to hang out near salt licks in the jungle and suck the big toes of people sleeping there.”
At the other end of the spectrum is the Phi Kra-sue spirit, described as the most feared ghost in the country.
The spirit is said to take the form of a beautiful woman who mesmerised her prey and is “often seen in long flowing dresses to hide the fact that she has no lower body, just a mass of internal organs and intestines suspended from her head”.
Haunted Bridal Doll!
In July ourselves decided to purchase a doll from Ebay that caused waves in the paranormal field. Debbie Merrick purchased 3 dolls from a house clearance shop to sell on as they seem to look like a collectors items. After taking these Dolls home she was subjected to a series of events which she felt came from the Bridal doll she had brought, the listed reports included nightmares, her husband being scratched and the doll somehow removing its own necklace whilst stored in their shed.
She put the doll on Ebay listed as ‘Creepy’ and took to Facebook to report what had happened. The Sun newspaper was directed to Debbie’s story and published the story with her permission. The doll later sold for a massive £866, the most expensive item to be sold in the public to this date. Debbie only listing the doll as £25 was surprised by the bids and after purchasing, asked ourselves if she could take the Doll to ITV This morning to do an interview, which we agreed.
Take a look at the interview from Debbie Merrick on ITV this morning.
Haunted bridal doll strikes again
Shortly after receiving the doll, a number of lives was conducted and Lee’s dad reported hearing tapping and later reported scratches on his arm, which again hit headlines. The doll was then sent to Physic Medium Deborah Davis, who also reported some strange goings on as well as her fans reporting being affected while watching the doll live. Again the Bridal doll featured on this morning with Deborah Davis and guest Yvette Fielding.
Man’s Story Of Being Haunted By Ghost Of A Dead Child Goes Viral On Twitter
series of tweets by a New Yorker, Adam Ellis AKA @moby_dickhead, went viral in August. The terrifying tweets tell the story of the sinister ghost of a child which Adam claims is haunting his apartment. He’s tweeted about several strange paranormal occurrences in the apartment, some of which involve his cats.
According to the 30-year-old Twitter user, the haunting started after a series of vivid dreams which featured a little boy with a misshapen head sitting in a chair at the end of his bed.
Adam now believes that the spirit has crossed over from his nightmares into the real world which has resulted in lots of strange goings on in his NYC apartment. The whole tale has gathered quite a following on social media. His original tweet which he posted at the start of August has now been retweeted over 50k times. It read, “so my apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he’s trying to kill me.”
But those 98 characters were just the start of the story. Adam continued with a series of tweets about the eerie ghost child. The thread from that first day is made up of around 30 tweets, including a drawing of what he claims the ghost of Dear David looks like.
Since, Adam has gone on to post regular updates on his Twitter account, as well as several photos and videos of paranormal activity.
Little Girl Standing Behind Couple On Tour Of 108-Year-Old Hotel
The 108-year-old Stanley Hotel in Colorado, which is said to have inspired the Stephen King novel “The Shining,” has a reputation for being haunted. Now, a new photo taken by guests on an investigation has the internet wondering if proof of the afterlife has finally been discovered….
On September 16, 2017, Jay and Jessica Mausling were taking photos of the spooky tourist spot, but it wasn’t until they got home that they noticed a spectral figure lurking in the background of their snapshots.
“We were just instructed to take a bunch of photos so that’s basically all I did. I was kind of lagging behind the group and putting myself in different positions,” Mausling told Inside Edition. “I was standing on top of the stairs when I took the picture. I just took a picture of a wall a couple of times and under the staircase. We looked at the photos later and sure enough, we caught something.”
“At first I thought maybe a little girl ran by,” said Jessica. “I was in shock. How could all of us miss her, especially a little girl in a white gown?”
“By no means did anyone see a little girl in what looks like her pajamas and her slippers walking up the stairs right in front of us,” Jay Mausling added. “Even if you look at the picture, you notice [that] no one is looking there. You just don’t excuse something like that. My initial reaction was, ‘No way!’”
The couple reportedly called the hotel to ask whether any children had been staying there at the time. The hotel staff replied that no minors had been on the premises.
After posting the picture to social media, the couple are being accused of having digitally manipulated the image. They deny that the photo has been altered: “People are like, ‘You photoshopped this’ and I am like, ‘I don’t even know how to use my cell phone,’” Mausling said. “I couldn’t believe it and everyone I show finds it hard to believe.”
Just last year, Houston publicist Henry Yau snapped a similar phantom photograph at the same location after reporting having trouble sleeping:
Ghost of A boy Seen at Bolsover Castle
Derbyshire’s Bolsover Castle has been voted the creepiest castle in the UK. The castle, which is built on an ancient burial ground has been the site of many hauntings, including an incident when the spirit of a boy was seen holding hands with a visitor without them even noticing.
Staff at the castle have also reported sighting themselves, a security guard said he has seen unexplained lights, and another member of staff heard screaming when she was locking up for the night.
After the discovery of The bridal doll back in July, Lee Steer decides to take Physic Medium Deborah Davis items Mr Ted and Charlotte rose home to study, during this time ITV contact lee to investigate the claims of Mr Ted which resulted in one of the ITV producers ending up in hospital.
Mr Ted was taken to Bolsover castle for an investigation with a small group of people for a sleepover event. Spooky balls of light appeared in the room, followed by a camera losing power and then a ghostly voice telling the group to leave was picked up on a spirit box.
Producer Harry was even injured in the ordeal, with Holly telling viewers: “And our features producer Harry is starting to recover now. Get well soon to you Harry!”
A number of videos pubished during November shows disturbing activity in one of the hallways at Deerpark C.B.S, in Ireland. The new footage shows unexplained events like chairs levitating, bags pulled from storage cubbies, and posters flying off the walls. But no one appears to be there.
School officials are still unsure whether the events from the first video are from an actual ghost or just a very good prank, reports AOL. But according to head master, Aaron Wolfe there have been other spooky events at the oldest school in the city (it’s nearly 200 years old!).
“Our caretaker has worked in the school for over 30 years he recalls many stories of ‘paranormal activity’,” Wolfe told UNILAD. Once, a caretaker who was watching birds housed at the school overnight for an exotic bird show the following day left abruptly because of creepy noises.
“That person left the school in the middle of the night–they refused to stay any longer as they said that they heard ‘the last call’ being played on a trumpet–of course this could have just been the wind.”
December – Amethyst Realm claims to have sex with Ghosts
Amethyst Realm, a spiritual guidance counsellor from Bristol, claims to have had sexual encounters with 20 different ghostly lovers, and that they give her orgasms.
She says she’s now turned her back on men altogether and hopes to find her one true ghoul to settle down with.
During an appearance on ITV’s This Morning, Amethyst, 27, described how she first felt a presence in the home she had just moved into with her then fiancé ten years ago.
While her fiance was away she decided to pursue things further, she said, and dressed in a saucy negligee to entice the ghost, who she says she went on to have sex with.
‘It was kind of like a weight, I felt a pressure on my thighs. At the same time physical breath, and stroking,’ she explained.
Asked by a curious Holly Willoughby whether the encounter led to an orgasm, she said: ‘Yes, for me.’
‘Child ghost’ caught on camera in old mansion
The creepy video was shot at 17th century Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the largest private house in the UK.
Paranormal investigation team Soul Reaper Paranormal only saw the supposed apparition after reviewing the footage. They had been filming while exploring the 23,000 square-yard building. Wentworth Woodhouse once housed student accommodation but is now open to visitors after falling into disrepair