09/04/2017 10:06:00 AM
I love ghost stories and believe in the paranormal. I believe in ghosts and demons. I also have graduate degrees in clinical and counseling psychology and have been practicing as a licensed therapist in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric ...
08/18/2017 22:45:00 PM
For the past week, our smoke alarms have been going off every night at 9:00pm. Nothing has been on fire. There has been no smoke. The alarms just go off. We live in a new house we purchased from the builder 5 months ago. The ...
08/14/2017 19:34:00 PM
I love history. The reason I first fell in love with ghost stories is because of the many layers of history that lurk behind each story. In Europe, the layers of history go deeper because the history is so much longer. Dragsholm ...
08/09/2017 21:38:00 PM
Chattanooga, TN doesn't seem like a city that would have and something beneath it. It is a small, Southern city. However, beneath the streets of Chattanooga, there is a forgotten, haunted city. In March of 1867, the city of Chattanooga ...
07/30/2017 13:00:00 PM
I did this post on The Kildare Mansion a couple of years ago. I have updated to include some of the more recent controversies surrounding this magnificent, haunted mansion. The Kildare Mansion was first famous for it's ghosts. It was built ...
07/23/2017 12:31:00 PM
The first ghost story I ever wrote was about Searcy State Hospital in Mount Vernon, Alabama. When I was nothing more than a lowly graduate student, I did my internship there .I fell in love with it's history and it's white chipped walls. ...
07/19/2017 20:14:00 PM
Poltergeists have always fascinated me. There are many theories about poltergeists. In folklore, a poltergeist is the apparent manifestation of an imperceptible but noisy, disruptive or destructive entity. Poltergeist means "noisy ghost" ...
07/14/2017 09:08:00 AM
The Cliffs of Moher are resoundingly beautiful. They are a stark and foreboding reminder of the power of nature and their juxtaposition against the stark landscape of Western Ireland can only be described as breathtaking. But as you wander ...
06/26/2017 10:48:00 AM
Leap Castle is not easy to find. It isn’t off any major roads nor is it by any reasonably size cities. The castle is notoriously haunted and has been seen on many ghost hunting television shows and is in almost every haunted Ireland book ...
06/20/2017 19:03:00 PM
We have now spent a week at Carrigain, sometimes called Cargin Castle. After our week at Carrigain Castle we discovered many haunting stories. I have already done one blog post on the castle and I promised a ghost story. The first ghost ...
06/14/2017 15:19:00 PM
When we began our journey to Ireland, I chose to stay at Carraigin (as it is listed on VRBO) Castle because it was beautiful and had plenty of space for my family to spread out into. I would be lying if I wasn't also beguiled by the idea of ...
06/12/2017 15:28:00 PM
Somewhere between Headford and Tuam in County Galway, Ireland on a lonely road lives the remains of Castle Hackett. There isn't much left of this castle. It has been mostly reclaimed by the earth. Ivy covers its stone walls and you have ...
06/09/2017 16:52:00 PM
The Hellfire Club was a club of young, wealthy gentleman that came together in the early 18th century to rebel against traditional Christian ideology. They were largely a product of the humanist movement and the Irish called the blasters, ...
05/28/2017 18:21:00 PM
Ireland is known for its haunted castles and creepy locations. The countryside there crawls with legends and folklore and tales of dark spirits. We leave for Ireland next week and I can't wait to explore as many of Ireland's haunted nooks ...
05/08/2017 08:37:00 AM
My office manager is a wealth of ghost stories. Her brother used to live in the haunted South Pittsburg Hospital and her family has been haunted by one specter or another for many years. Today she told me a tale of a family that lived in ...
04/23/2017 17:56:00 PM
These pictures of the catacombs are from a Spring Break trip to Paris and they hardly capture the haunting quality of the place. The arch at the entrance is translated to saying: STOP: YOU ARE ENTERING THE KINGDOM OF THE DEADThe Catacombs ...
04/04/2017 09:35:00 AM
In 1998, a teenager in Huntsville, Alabama killed his parents and attempted to kill his siblings. His name was Jeffrey Franklin. The event shook the small city of Huntsville and all those that were connected to the case. There was a brutality ...
03/27/2017 14:26:00 PM
This story was sent to me by Keith Linder. It is a chilling tale. If you would like to learn more about the paranormal investigation associated with this first hand account of hostile haunting you can read more about it at: http://q1 ...
03/22/2017 08:57:00 AM
Over the years, I have worked with numerous teenagers. I am a therapist, so most of the teens I see are struggling with some massive issue in their life. They are unhappy with their family, they have been abused, or they have mental illnesses. ...
03/05/2017 17:16:00 PM
A friend of mine recently posted this cool meme on my Facebook wall and people who had never seen Cabin in the Woods responded passionately about the murderous unicorn. They clearly didn’t get the joke. I reposted the meme on the page of ...
02/16/2017 14:48:00 PM
On my recent trip to New York, I stayed in a small boutique hotel off of Time Square called The Sanctuary Hotel. It is small and lovely. The décor draws from Eastern Inspirations and features Indian inspired and Buddhist themed art. The ...
02/13/2017 09:08:00 AM
It is time for my annual Valentine's Day Post. This is my favorite post of the year because Valentine's Day's origins are so beautifully twisted. I guess I am just a romantic that way. I hope you all have a happy Valentine's Day!My favorite ...
02/03/2017 10:13:00 AM
There is something uncanny about Dead Children's Playground in Huntsville, Alabama. Children rarely play there and when they do their voices echo in the old quarry and resonate with a creepiness that just can't be captured without actually ...
02/02/2017 09:24:00 AM
My new book, The Twilight Saint, was released this week. In order to celebrate, I am going to give a way a $50 amazon gift card. In order to enter to win, you only have to do three things, follow the link below to get your free copy of my ...
01/30/2017 16:11:00 PM
It has been a long time since I regularly posted on this blog. I used to post every day, but as I have recently been consumed by novel writing I have lost track of my passion for the paranormal. This seems particularly sad to me as ghosts ...
01/25/2017 18:21:00 PM
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10/16/2016 09:10:00 AM
Danvers State Hospital – Period Photograph Courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsSadly, dignified and effective treatment for the mentally ill hasn’t always been the American standard. In fact, many insane asylums were notorious for subjecting patients ...
03/22/2016 13:01:00 PM
The Awakening by Sara Brooke is a paranormal romance that was given to me by my publisher.
03/05/2016 08:21:00 AM
Watching ghost videos on youtube is like sifting though a series of April Fools jokes searching for something that isn't a joke.
02/15/2016 16:43:00 PM
A friend told me this story a long time ago.
11/01/2015 18:21:00 PM
There is a house at the end of the street in our neighborhood.
08/19/2015 10:30:00 AM
4 Spine-Chilling Unsolved Occult Murders That Will Have You Sleeping With The Lights OnBY AMY LANEThe detached bungalow stood eerily still as two deputy sheriffs approached the Pensacola residence, late on the night of July 31st. Neighbors had ...
08/06/2015 23:00:00 PM
Mental Hospitals and Asylums seem to draw ghost stories the way a light on a dark night draws bugs.
08/06/2015 18:49:00 PM
Come join me celebrate the release of Debra Glasses next book tonight!
08/02/2015 11:41:00 AM
I have been slow in writing on my blog lately, but I am getting ready to start writing weekly again.
04/28/2015 16:27:00 PM
A friend and coworker told me a story today that sent shivers down my spine.
01/30/2015 09:24:00 AM
Some of the best ghost stories are the kind of stories you hear around campfires and before bed at night. They aren’t linked to a haunted place with a history that is confirmed or well researched. They are just stories told by people that ...
01/19/2015 08:08:00 AM
I haven't written in a while.
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10/22/2014 11:03:00 AM
I have been doing this blog for some time now and I noticed that every Halloween I do a series of Halloween posts that feature vintage Halloween postcards as the image.
09/18/2014 10:01:00 AM
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08/29/2014 10:51:00 AM
Sarah Winchester lost her husband and her baby when she was young.
07/17/2014 14:22:00 PM
One of my most popular blog posts and chapters in my book, Haunted North Alabama, tells the tale of the Kildare Castle or McCormick House.
06/17/2014 05:54:00 AM
06/04/2014 08:09:00 AM
My new middle grade book, The Monster Hunter's Manual, is now available.
04/18/2014 05:03:00 AM
Today I welcome guest blogger and medium,
04/08/2014 10:13:00 AM
03/26/2014 06:46:00 AM
Lakeforest is a quiet neighborhood.
03/20/2014 09:58:00 AM
The plaque in front of the Leroy Pope Mansion reads:
03/12/2014 12:12:00 PM
03/05/2014 06:07:00 AM
A coworker told me this story.
02/27/2014 11:47:00 AM
Owls have been a reaccuring symbol in my life. In folklore and mythology, owls are seen as creatures that can travel between worlds.
02/21/2014 05:30:00 AM
This week I found out my new book, The Monster Hunter's Manual, is going to be released in June.
02/14/2014 11:58:00 AM
It is time for my annual Valentine's Day Post.
02/06/2014 11:29:00 AM
Faith Serafin, the director of
01/31/2014 12:12:00 PM
My aunt sent me this creepy Zillow listing because she knew that this would be my dream house.
01/29/2014 11:58:00 AM
I have taken a little break from blogging this month, but an interesting news story inspired me today.
01/08/2014 19:35:00 PM
The Detroit Institute of Arts(DIA) is one of my favorite places.
12/25/2013 05:08:00 AM
Christmas is one of the most ironic holidays.
12/17/2013 11:32:00 AM
A friend of mine showed me this picture a few days ago.
12/13/2013 07:38:00 AM
Happy Friday the 13th.
12/11/2013 16:40:00 PM
I began writing years ago and most of the books I am publishing now I actually finished writing more than two years ago.
12/02/2013 07:38:00 AM
My new book, The Accidental Witch, is going on tour today.
11/24/2013 20:58:00 PM
In a write up Haunted American Tours did on the Louvre they wrote, "Many believe that thousands of lost and crazed starving and tortured souls still walk the many gallery's, looking for a way out."
11/08/2013 12:29:00 PM
The Moody Brick is an old plantation house in rural Alabama.
11/05/2013 12:08:00 PM
My new book, The Accidental Witch, was released today!
11/04/2013 21:35:00 PM
13 Most Haunted Sites in New York CityEmily Nonko