The amazing Driskill Hotel is just a few blocks up the street from the Museum of the Weird
Photo by Nika Vee [cc-by 2.0] via flickr A few blocks west of the Museum of the Weird lies a beautiful, old hotel called the Driskill. It was built in 1885 by cattle baron Colonel Jesse Driskill and designed to be the finest hotel this side of the Mississippi in its day. The hotel has been fully restored to its original glory and is one of those places where time disappears once you ent
Are mirrors gateways into other worlds? Mirrors are creepy. They show us a backwards view of our own world, suggesting that there is another realm just beyond. Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass gave us that image of what it might be like to pass into that world. Of course, he’s not the only one. Jewish tradition dictates that mirrors should be draped when someone dies, a tradition that was adopted by the formal traditions of Victorian mourning. Reasons for this vary w
Poster in the London Underground takes a no-nonsense view of ghosts. Screen readers refer to this text. I admit, I’m fond of the British. They generally have an admirable calm and dignity that is worth imitating. Submitted for your perusal is this poster, found in a London Underground, addressing the presence of spirits. It’s obviously a joke—and a good one—but reports of ghosts in the tube system are commonplace. This Daily Star article describes encounters with “a girl with
Are you a fan of paranormal reality shows? If you are, it may feel like the world is filled with psychics who are flooded with feelings and visions surrounded by observers who would put Sherlock Holmes to shame. I know that some people watching these programs become very frustrated with their own explorations. Real paranormal experiences don’t usually happen like they look on TV. They can be more subtle, and certainly a lot less frequent than you would think. You might take c
First, the Museum of the Weird and all our staff would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. War forever changes all that it touches. Memorial Day was founded to remember soldiers of the U.S. Civil War. It’s observance has been expanded to include soldiers from all U.S. conflicts. As we honor the fallen, we can’t help but wonder about the spirits that may linger from these conflicts. It is said that some
If you haven’t heard of Slender Man yet, you just enjoyed your last good night’s sleep. Slender Man is an eight foot skinny ghost like creature in a suit. His face is covered in a white sheet, giving him no facial features (until he shows his razor sharp teeth) and a ghost like presence. In the mythology of Slender Man, when he is stalking you, he hangs back far in the woods until he is noticed. Once noticed, the victim feels an overwhelming feeling of a numb like paralyzatio
Alcatraz. The most notorious prison in the world. Sure, largely because of movies like “The Rock” and “Escape From Alcatraz”, but still, the island has housed some pretty vicious criminals, such as Al Capone, Machine-Gun Kelly, Mickey Cohen, Whitey Bulger, and many more. Part of its legend and lasting appeal in the imagination of its 1.5 million yearly tourists is due to the claim that during its 29 years running, no one ever successfully escaped. Note: I said “successfully”.
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FLASHBACK COMICS RETURNS WITH MUSEUM OF THE WEIRD! Steve Busti, owner of the world-famous Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas, proudly announces the relaunch of Busti’s original comic book company from the 90’s, Flashback Comics, with their first new title in almost 20 years: Museum of the Weird! Busti is returning to the comics industry, where he got his start in 1994, with a new comic series inspired by his own acclaimed tourist attraction in Texas.
Scott McMan, a staff writer for the prominent paranormal website Ghost Theory, has put together an impressive collection of eerie photos claiming to have captured images of ghosts and other phenomenon. Scott states in his article, “The following pictorial is a gallery of nothing but (alleged) ghosts. Yes, you may have seen some of them and of course, a couple have been maligned as being hoaxes, but there are plenty which are unexplained to this day.” He doesn’t point out whic
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
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