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
Ed Warren poses with Annabelle, the haunted doll Yesterday we told you about Joliet the haunted doll. She is not the most terrifying story we found. In fact, there are many, many reports of haunted dolls. Because of the film depictions, the most famous is probably Annabelle. Demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren, were the investigators who encountered this haunted doll. As you can see, the real doll looks a lot different than what is depicted in the film. It’s an adorable, ha
People who have never had a paranormal experience cannot imagine it. Employees who were not in the Museum of the Weird when we experienced most of our own activity don’t fully understand the confusion, the anxiety, and the fear that was caused by seemingly innocuous events. In a story there are all kinds of possibilities, even probabilities. When it actually happens to you it’s a singularity. Among the objects that are reported as haunted, dolls come up again and again. If yo
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
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
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
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
Does the proverbial 'light at the end of the tunnel' actually lead somewhere? Here’s some news that seems to be shaking up the science world as of late. After a neurosurgeon had a near-death experience, he claims to have been to Heaven and returned and is now explaining how it’s possible, scientifically. The Daily Beast writes: As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I follow
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
Ghost ships seem to be the next 'hotspot' for paranormal activity. With all the recent ghost ‘investigation’ tv shows and just the overall popularity of the looking into the paranormal right now, it seems all the good spots on land have been taken or debunked. Now, it’s time to go off shore! The Huffington Post writes: Trying to make contact with a ghost? The key to getting them to respond may be pie — or at least a question about it.
That’s the surprising claim made by paran
A family in New Mexico is plagued by a creature of the night. A video posted on Youtube by user JC Jhonson shows a small family in New Mexico seemingly plagued by a beast that comes in the night. Some have even compared it to the demon-man of the hollywood movie ‘Jeepers Creepers’. Ghost Theory writes: When I do my rounds I usually stop by Youtube and throw in some keywords to see what’s current. Today, I found a new video that seems somewhat interesting, so I thought our rea
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