University of Iowa Baseball Players Say They’re Haunted by Ghost That Steals Girlfriends’ Underwear December 20, 2012Posted by admin in Ghost Hunting, News.
Sometimes, the stories that we come across here at Off The Bench are a little strange and this one about a group of Iowa baseball players might be an all-timer.
The story goes that the group of five University of Iowa baseball players and a hockey player recently started living in a house on North Dubuque Street near campus and started experiencing strange phenomena inside the house from televisions changing channels by themselves, chairs moving in the kitchen and seeing apparitions.
The players enlisted the help of a Iowa Paranormal Activity Support Team to see if they had ghosts or not and it appears from their findings, they do:
Details of the haunting at the source!
Ten of America’s most haunted houses October 17, 2012Posted by admin in Ghost Hunting.
Creaking floors, inexplicable cold drafts and eerie sounds usually don’t top the list of dream house features.
Unless, of course, we’re talking about dream haunted house features.
It’s October, and we’re forgoing the usual roundup of eye candy in favor of some cobweb-draped places most people wouldn’t dare put a down payment on.
Tales of horror, glimpses of ghosts and a bevy of cobweb decor — it’s all here.
Read the list at the source!
PPR Co-founder Rosalyn Bown was in attendance when bones were discovered buried in the basement of the haunted Emmitt House in Waverly, OH.
WAVERLY –A paranormal investigation at the Emmitt House turned into a police investigation Saturday night when bones were found in the basement.
Ashley Cramer, 25, and Levi Anthony, 31, of Troy-based Eyes of the Paranormal, knew since entering the Emmitt House in 2011 it was the most active of about 300 places they’ve been in during the past six years. However, they never thought an investigation conducted as part of their three-day PTVN ParaCon event would reveal bones.
Ashley said the discovery unfolded as a medium –someone who has a special sensitivity to the paranormal –was walking through the Emmitt House. She sensed there were bones underneath some concrete slabs in the basement and that the slabs had eroded enough to be lifted.
“We were able to lift them up, and we brushed the dirt away and found bones,” Ashley said.
Immediately, they contacted the Waverly Police Department, which ordered the basement be blocked off from visitors until they can process the scene. Further details on the find were not immediately available, but a dispatcher at the Waverly Police Department confirmed they were investigating the discovery of the bones.
Read more at the source!
According to legend, the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City — where the Miami Heat are staying on their NBA Finals road trip — is haunted.
A pair of onetime New York Knicks believes it, including current Miami player Eddy Curry.
Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson really believes it, as he told ESPNChicago.com’s Nick Friedell.
Shawn Marion once saw something pretty scary there, which he shared with ESPN Dallas’ Skin Wade.
While the Heat might not believe it all that much, Bill Simmons in 2010 stayed the night and, well …
… I woke up at 4:30 with my heart pounding. I swear on Tom Brady’s ACLs that the following happened: At first, I heard a baby crying and realized that was why I woke up. I thought it was one of my own kids before remembering that my kids weren’t babies anymore, then remembering that I was in Oklahoma City and not Los Angeles. Suddenly, it dawned on me that I wasn’t alone. I had an overpowering sensation that someone else was in the room. Until you’ve experienced that feeling, you can’t understand what it’s like. Your blood is swishing through your veins at 200 mph, only you don’t understand why. Your body reacts a few seconds before your brain does.
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Introducing the first official LEGO Haunted House! June 10, 2012Posted by admin in Ghost Hunting, News.
Due September 2012!
10228 Haunted House
Ages 14+, 2,064 pieces.
Price: US $179.99 CA $199.99 DE 149.99 € UK 119.99 £ DK 1499 DKK
Enter the Haunted House at your peril!
The crooked Haunted House is home to the scariest ghosts and monsters. Tremble in fear as you open the gate, go weak at the knees as you step onto the porch and gasp in horror at the fireplace, kitchen, office, folding staircase, bedroom, potion room, music room and collection of other creepy objects. Dare you enter the Haunted House?!
- Add to your LEGO® Monster Fights Collection with the first officlal LEGO® Haunted House!
- Includes 6 minifigures: 2 glow-in-the-dark ghosts, Vampyre, Vampyre’s Bride, Zombie chef and butler
- Features unique ‘crooked’ design featuring boarded up windows and working front gate.
- Haunted House opens to reveal detailed interior with 3 floors.
- First floor features fireplace that swings open and displays a ship in a bottle on the mantle.
- Cook up a ghoulish meal with the Zombie chef in the kitchen complete with old-style stove, jars and table.
- Write letters from the Vampyre’s haunted office.
- Pull the lever hidden in the chimney to release the drop down staircase and access the top floor.
- Top floor features gramophone, records and newspaper LEGO® elements.
- Customize the Haunted House with new stickers for wall hangings, spider webs and curtains.
- Measures 15.4” (39cm) high, 9.4” (24cm) wide and 7.5” (19cm) deep
Saudi ghost-hunters raid “haunted” hospital June 3, 2012Posted by admin in Ghost Hunting.
The dingy corridors and gloomy wards of a long-abandoned Saudi Arabian hospital have drawn hundreds of amateur ghost hunters who believe it to be haunted by jinn, the malevolent spirits of the Koran and Arabian mythology.
The macabre fascination with Riyadh’s Irqa Hospital, which treated Gulf War combatants in 1991, began with tweeted rumours and escalated to the point where hundreds of youths broke into the grounds, smashing windows and starting fires.
“Teenagers sent text messages calling for an operation against some of the jinn who live in the hospital, and they broke into the hospital and smashed its facilities and burned 60 percent of it,” Okaz newspaper reported last week.
The rampage prompted angry press complaints the authorities were allowing the building to fall into disrepair.
Read more at the Source
Although the wording may vary state to state, most real estate laws require sellers to disclose “material facts” such as structural concerns, the age of the roof and shingles, leaks in the foundation and walls, existing mold and mildew, and total square footage. Material facts can also include other items that affect the house’s value such as the amount of property taxes, details about individuals who claim to have an interest in the house, or overlaps on adjacent properties.
New Jersey couple sues, claiming rented house is haunted April 13, 2012Posted by admin in Ghost Hunting.
A New Jersey couple is suing the landlord of their three-bedroom ranch house in Toms River, claiming it’s haunted, the Asbury Park Press reports.
Josue Chinchilla, 37, and Michele Callan, 36, fled the house in March after staying only one week and want their $2,250 security deposit back.
They claim they had to endure a series of “paranormal activity” at the house, including lights that switch on and off by themselves, clothes and towels mysteriously ejected from closets, unintelligible whispering, footsteps in the kitchen and a mysterious force tugging at bedsheets during the night.
A hearing before Judge Steven F. Nemeth is expected at the end of April, Press reporter Erik Larsen writes.
Read more at the source!
Ghosts in the White House February 20, 2012Posted by admin in Ghost Hunting.
The most famous address in America–1600 Pennsylvania Avenue–is also perhaps the country’s most famous haunted house. Presidents, first ladies, White House staff members and guests have reported feeling ghostly presences, hearing unexplained noises and even running into actual apparitions–even on the way out of the bathtub, in one particularly famous case.
Read more at the Source!