As you can imagine we don’t get the same kind of guests as other more conventional museums. Everyone who visits is interested in weird things. That’s why they come to see our collection of oddities and artifacts that include everything from a Fiji Mermaid to a haunted skeleton. However, some visitors bring a little something of their own. I often talk to guests who have strange tales to tell of things they’ve encountered. After a tour, one woman told me about the strange thin
You take your children to the Fort Worth Museum. After a day of educational fun you come back home and review the pictures of the day. “Who’s that?” your child asks pointing to someone in a picture. With a chill, you realize that there is something unearthly in the picture. Something that was there with your child! This is the exact experience that one gentleman had. Here is a picture he took in a little mock grocery store exhibit they had set up for younger children. This lo
Three talking boards await clearing by Doc Saul Ravencraft. As I give tours to visitors at the Museum of the Weird I tell them about my role in making sure that everything our owner, Steve, brings to the Museum is safe for display to the public. We have young people and drinking people who come in and we don’t want anything that will be spiritually challenging or that might follow you home. Recently, Steve walks in with these three talking boards that I think he bought from a
By greyloch from Washington, DC, area, U.S.A. (The Corpse Bride) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons In Tim Burton’s film, Corpse Bride, Victor Van Dort finds himself unwittingly married to a woman who has been dead for years. Weird fantasy stuff, eh? Not necessarily. The practice of marrying the dead is quite real and more common than you might think. Called posthumous marriage, the practice of marrying the deceased is legal in France, with similar customs in India, Sudan
Friday, December 27th, 2013 @7:00pm The Museum of the Weird presents its 3rd Annual: An Evening of Christmas Ghost Stories
with your host Richard Whittaker Come warm your bones with some hot chocolate as we gather for an age-old Christmas tradition– listening to spooky tales of days of yore! Featuring two terrifying tales by British master of the macabre, M.R. James, as read by resident Englishman Richard Whittaker. The event is $8 and includes admission to the Museum of the
Let’s take a break from my super-important, nail-biting Facebook countdown to gather our composure, sit back, and have a little laugh (at other people’s expense). If you haven’t seen this video yet (it’s gotten over a million hits), stop what you’re doing and take a minute to watch. Prankster Tom Mabe sent joggers running for their lives with his latest Halloween-themed contraption.
You’d be forgiven for being more than a little concerned at the sight of the grim reaper waili
The photo snapped by Ms. Sicuro’s son that shows the ghostly girl. Why do all ghost kids look so creepy? Couldn’t they ever be playing, laughing or smiling? RAVENNA, Ohio – A local ghost story is getting new attention.
Lu Ann Sicuro has lived in her Ravenna home for 20 years. She says she’s experienced some strange and frightening paranormal activity.
She hears voices, noises in the closets and door knobs jiggling.
She claims the proof is in a photo taken by her son a few ye
The ghostly image of a young woman can be seen in the door window. Here’s an interesting and creepy photo. You can see through the door window what appears to be a young woman peering in. Supposedly taken by the woman’s husband, they claimed there was no one else in the room at the time. So if it isn’t a reflection, what could it be? A New Hampshire man noticed an unexpected guest in one of his friend’s Facebook photos recently. He posted the odd image of his friend and her
Senator Mark Kirk claims he was visited by angels while in the hospital. Each year, millions of people worldwide report what has commonly become known as Near-Death Experiences, or NDEs. Add Illinois Senator Mark Kirk to that growing list of people who claim to have had an otherworldly experience with what they can only describe as angels. For Mark Kirk, there was no white light, no tunnel.
What Illinois’ junior U.S. senator experienced was three angels standing at the foot o
Many people believed the end of the world would come on December 21, 2012, the date that marked the end of the Mayan calendar. That date has come and gone, and I can’t help but wonder what all the die-hard Mayan Apocalypse believers are thinking now. There were two general ways of thinking about how this end would come: it would either be a horrific doomsday scenario that would be the end of all life as we know it, or it would mark the beginning of a new age of human enlighte
The folks over at the online news source, huffingtonpost.com, have pulled together a neat little top ten list of their best and favorite ufo and unexplained phenomena headlines of the year! Take a look at some of the stories they mention, many of which were reported on right here at museumoftheweird.com, and you’ll see just how fascinating this year really was! The Huffington post writes: The world didn’t end in 2012, nor did our fascination with UFOs.
Did a UFO hover over
Friday, December 21th, 2012 @8:00pm The Museum of the Weird presents its 2nd Annual: An Evening of Christmas Ghost Stories
with your host Richard Whittaker Come warm your bones with some hot chocolate as we gather for an age-old Christmas tradition– listening to spooky tales of days of yore! Featuring two terrifying tales by British master of the macabre, M.R. James, as read by resident Englishman Richard Whittaker. The event is $5 and hot cocoa will be served. Seating is e
The fine folks over at Daily Mail Online have collected a fantastic set of extraordinarily creepy photos from cemeteries, abandoned houses, in the woods, and even a few normal photos that were taken during the daytime, all with an unexpected guest! The Daily mail writes: These are the things that go bump in the night.
From murdered slaves to tortured hospital patients to forgotten sailors, ghost stories will send a shiver down most people’s spines.
But this collection of imag
Dagan Gerrity who is only 5 years old, is troubled by visions of a ‘man with grey skin’. It would seem this young boy is living in what some would call a real living nightmare. That is… if you believe him. The Daily Mail Online writes: A father has told how his five-year-old son claims he has been troubled by visions of a ghostly man with grey skin who speaks to him in the night.
Dave Gerrity, 41, said his son Dagan first complained about seeing something in his bedroom in th
Most construction sites don’t end up on top of a ancient burial ground, but this one did. While building a new water side addition to the Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, construction crews were haunted by a rather frightening apparition of a headless monk. When inspectors came to see what all the fuss was about, they realized the new water slide was possibly being built on an old burial ground. After some consideration and discussing whether or not a headless monk g
This would scare EVERYTHING out of me! I love a good prank just as much as the next guy but, I really hate when a good prank is pulled on me… as I’m sure we all do. Unfortunately for these folks in Brazil, who think they’re headed to whatever appointment it was they made for the day and are just getting onto just any old elevator. Boy, were they wrong! Watch the video below and see what one of our favorite sights has to say: Ghost Theory reports: Talk about a prank! This is l
The Monsters of Universal Studios We all know, love, and have our favorite of the classic monsters from our childhood but, what was the original inspiration for these creepy creatures of the shadows? A new book being published called “Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters” delves into what fears and real dangers the people of the time were living with that would have created them. From disease to war, times have most certainly been tough in the past and ev
Has an investigative team caught a full-bodied appartition on film, or is it just a shadow? Ghost Theory writes: Strange. The Anomalist recently posted a link to an interesting YouTube video in which is said to show a “full bodied apparition”.
“My paranormal team investigated a 120 year old building (now a deli) and while investigating in the raised ceiling area (now a walk-in attic) we caught one of the most amazing pieces of evidence we’ve ever seen.
This evidence has been
Dubbed 'The Ghost In The Tearoom' the apparition is shown circled in red. Some pretty bold claims are being made about recent cctv footage released from a local teamroom, Curiositeaz Vintage,
in Perth. He’s called in some specialists of the Paranormal Investigation Scotland team to take a look at it and they are very excited by what they’ve seen. So excited that they’re saying that this mans footage may, in fact, be the best evidence of paranormal activity that we’ve seen in
Castle Larnach of New Zealand. If going to college on your own isn’t scary enough for most people, imagine having that same school haunted by an ancient ghost! Otage Daily Times writes: Ghostly sightings may have left Cumberland College students spooked, but now a tourist has reported being bullied by a ghost at Larnach Castle.
Sightings of the ghost known as the “Grey Lady” at the college earlier this month have sparked a media frenzy, says the author of a soon-to-be-publish