Sightings

Conservatively that tewing span was 15ft. or so it was dark coloured and hadaverylongbeakandastra nge long t hin tail.This sounds craiy, but it actually resemb led one of those flyingdinosaurs though the head was not as large and it looked like it had feathers.Meanwhile,lnArkansas a group who went camping near an abandoned Arnish community saytheysawalargeflyingcreature fly'likealarge worm orsnake' that wra p ped itself arou nd a tree. (Lon Strickler Phantoms s Monsters), ISRAELI MERMAIDS Atown...

Introduction

Tl lllll ILIII Itlll IIIIIIIIII lllitlllillllitlll lll-llltll llll III1LI I-III ICIIIIII-IEIII4tlll IIIII4II lllltl This collection of 100 intriguing and mysterious photographs comes from the Fortean Picture Library, which was started by Janet and Colin Bord in 1978. (The name 'Fortean' refers to Charles Fort (18741932), who paved the way as a collector of weird and wonderful facts relating to events outside the realms of conventional science.) Over the last 30-plus years we have collected...

Wandering healer

Back in 2004 I was working in Lunn Poly Travel Agents in Littlehampton, West Sussex, it was a spring day and business was slow that day. So I was quite glad to see a lady open the door and approach my desk towards the front of the shop. She sat down and requested some info on flights, but I got the direct impression she was not really interested about the flights but more myself as she started to ask me questions. As we chatted I studied the woman she had an open friendly face hard to place an...

Tales from the Bronx

I had two experiences in my life that I would say were paranormal. The first occurred many years ago while living in the Bronx, just a block away from the zoo. It was shortly after lam and I was studying for a science exam when the dresser mirror began shaking and twisting as if something was gripping it and twisting it. My room temperature got very cold which was odd because the radiator was hissing. This lasted about 10-15 seconds and it never happened again. My second experience occurred...

Experiences

It was in April 2008 that I first realised my house was being haunted. As somebody who has had a keen interest in theparanormal since I was nine or ten years old I'm now 44 , and an out-and-out 'believer', I have had a number of encounters with spirits over the years, usually a strong smell often of perfume or tobacco smoke , occasionally accompanied by the strong feeling of a presence, but this was the first time I had experienced anything in my own home. At the time I had lived at my current...

Paws for thought

About two years ago, I visited County Durham with my family, and decided to take a trip to the Beamish Open Air Museum. I have to say that none of us had been to the museum before, and had not looked at any information about it, or read any leaflets, so it was completely unknown territory. The night before our visit, I had the most vivid dream. I dreamt myself to be petting a very small brown dog. It was ridiculously small - it sat almost in the palm of my hand - and in my dream its name was...

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Who had passed away five years previously. He called my name. All I can think of is that she knew I went to the hospital and saw me there. Maybe she waited for me in spirit and came to let me know she was ok, and very excited about being out of her body and her spirit was flying around saying bye to everyone. My mum was housebound for 13 years, and spent a lot of her life in agony, so even though it broke my heart losing her, I know now that she is no longer in pain, and is free from her poorly...

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Ester Mercur Southern Mansion

Incidents include unexplained whooshes of air ru sh i ng down corridors, a see m i ng y-possessed elevator and a judge's chair that mysteriously spins in the night, Although no actual ghosts have been seen, local historian Jack Sim believes the premises are haunted by the ghosts of the prisoners who died In thecelis in the late 1800s, Source -Brisbane Times 23rd February . tooled up ghouls Workers restorlnga church in Rutland Place, In the...

Strange powers

Casnazaniyyah

Scientists at the Paramann Programme Laboratories in Jordan have been testing dervishes from the Sufi School of Tariqa Casnazaniyyah 'the way that is known to no one because ot their ability to injure themselves and heal the wounds within seconds. Their brainwaves were monitored as they stabbed themselves, pierced themselves with skewers swallowed glass and razor blades, burned themselves for 5 to IS seconds, were bitten by poisonous snakes and scorpions, and more. A few drops of blood would...

My friend on the Penny Farthing

Melon Apka

Having two new energetic dogs revived long walks along the Tyne Riverside County Park at Prudhoe, Northumberland. The banks of the Tyne were full of wildlife and it was for me a magical place in which to be at one with nature. This was 1997 and the summers in recent years had been poor. But being a northerner I was used to the cold. Part of the walk would take me over a little wooden bridge and on to a tarmac path. Alongside lay the remnants of the industrial past ICI waste heaps once of coal...

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Bentley Spontaneous Combustion

Russian parapsychologist Edward Naumov with cutlery clinging to his body, apparently unsupported by any form of adhesive or artificial attachment. Mr Naumov demonstrated this ability in his Moscow apartment to Kevin P Braithwaite, who was making a documentary on Russian parapsychology in 1994- Such 'human magnetism' has allegedly been demonstrated by a number of people, indeed during his visit Mr Braithwaite found he was able to do the same. He wrote 'The more I seemed to concentrate the better...

O 8 0 Poltergeists

Hum iiiin mm i wti iitiii i urn m ii Milium secret roo m The Farla family fnom Telford in Shropshire discovered a secret basement in their Victorian home afte r c hec ki ng o ut a t hree met re metalgridwhichhad always puzzled t he m, Beh in d the grate t hey fou nd a hole just b ig e nough to c rawl t h rough which led to a large room underneath the house. On the floor was a large wooden cross and stairs that led back to the back of acupboard in their house. The fami ly now be I ieve t hey...

False Widow Spider Picture

Rosa Mystica Statue

r inch in length and 'thorny green with blac k st ri pes' h ave n ot yet bee n identified by the authorities. Samples have been sent to XI n lang Agricultural University.Oneherdsmansaid 'The pastu re was gree n a we ek ago. Bu t now the wo rmsare creeping around, and they even come Into my house. I have to sweep them out several times an hour.1 Reuters, May s gt RATS AND SPIDERS The false widow spider from the Canary Islands has established colonies in Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. The purple...

Ghosts

Ghosts Caught Camera

Misty screen Two women working in the 'Simply Foods Drinks' inDurranhillRoad, Botch erby.Carlyle, we re stu n ned to s ee a m i sty f igu re on their CCTV which is aimed on the outside of the shop. One worker CO mpla i ned of sudden ly becomi ng co I d befo re see i ng t he mist, wh ich appeared to be comingfrom across the road. Word soon got out and people stood in the shop looking at it it could not be seen from outside. Assistant Miss Nolan said I have never believed in things like ghosts...

Night visitors

In 1965 when I was 4 years old my older brother and sister and I were woken up by the bedroom light being switched on and by the time the dazzle of the light had faded my brother and sister were both standing at the foot of the beds and so I joined them. Standing in front of us were a blond man and woman. The women was on the right hand side of the man and behind them was an airing cupboard door, so I would say they were just under 6ft tall, both slim and dressed the same I don't recall the...

Of The Paranormal

Viaduct Inn Ghost

Wiekstead was on holiday with friends in Worcestershire, and on seeing the church in the village of Holly Bush near Malvern, they decided to stop for a while. Mrs Wiekstead decided to take a photograph of her friend, Mrs Laurie, and asked her to stand still while she did so. Mrs Laurie can be seen standing to the left of the tal cross by the church porch. After taking the photograph, Mrs Wiekstead put her camera in the car and then went to join Mrs Laurie. As she commented...

Derek Stafford Fortean Picture Library

The Brown Lady Raynham Hall

Ghosts have a long history they were reported as far back as the first century AD, when Athenodorus, a hard-up philosopher, rented a house in Athens, which was cheap because of its eerie reputation. Sitting working late at night, Athenodorus heard the rattling of chains and then, suddenly, the horrifying figure of an old man appeared before him. It beckoned to him and, although Athenodorus tried to ignore it and get on with his work, it refused to let him, rattling its chains so that he...

Publisher

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