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Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

7 Ways to Support Standing Rock's Protest Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

If the standoff's recent escalation has you concerned, here's how you can help.<p>As federal officials ask for more time to make a final decision on the Dakota Access Pipeline, police and protestors continue their standoff on government-owned property near the tribal lands of the Sioux nation in …

From the dead: HG Wells ghost story published for first time

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's an odd story, from long ago: A man by the name of Meredith has converted a room in his house to a cluttered, dirty study. …

Kids now have the right to sue the government over climate change

They're gonna need it<p>The next four years are not looking good for climate change. President-elect Donald Trump, who believes climate change is a hoax (it's not), is looking for ways to dismantle the groundbreaking Paris climate agreement and has appointed a climate change skeptic to head up the …

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The Broken Technology of Ghost Hunting

The best tools for tracking down spirits have always been the ones fallible enough to find something.<p>The small, Syracuse, New York-based company K-II Enterprises makes a number of handheld electronic devices—including the Dog Dazer (a supposedly safe, humane device that deters aggressive dogs with …

Paranormal

Unlock The Library - History Extra

My account<p>The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine<p>We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. …

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A New Harry Potter Audiobook is Coming

While today we can get machines to write for us, for most of human history, writing was a manual endeavor. And there are people who are super …

The medium is the messenger: meet the new breed of American spiritualists

Now that another Halloween has come and gone, most people won’t be expecting to exert any mental energy over the concept of ghosts until next year’s festivities. However, there are still some places where communiques with ghosts are an everyday presence – where the spirit world and ours are in …

3 fundamental elements of superb storytelling

The human mind is structured to remember stories, not facts, or things, or lists, or even ideas.<p>Here's proof. We are much safer today, in 2016, from …

How Did the Ouija Board Get a Bad Rap?

The return of the Ouija film series with <i>Ouija: Origin of Evil</i> has successfully reminded us of how dark things have gotten for those fun ouija boards …

Do GHOSTS exist? 13 real life chilling experiences….

13 REAL LIFE ENCOUNTERS OF THE UNKNOWN<p>Do you believe in Ghosts? Could a mysterious veil shroud our fragile existence offering an unknown dimension of …

The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Written

<i>In time for Halloween, Sean Wilson takes a look at some of the most delightfully ghoulish and flesh-creeping stories ever put to paper.</i><p><b>The Turn of</b> …

How Ouija boards work. (Hint: It's not ghosts.)

No, demons will not possess you if you use one.<p>It’s that time of year again — the season when paranormal entities come out to play. But if you’re thinking about grabbing a Ouija board for your next conversation with the other side, you might want to think again.<p>Despite their long history as hoax …

This time of year, 200-year-old Capitol has many tales of macabre, mystery, imagination

I have no idea if the U.S. Capitol is haunted.<p>It may be. But take your pick of most historic, cavernous, ornate, 200-year-old buildings and you’re bound to find a tale or two of the macabre. Craggy castles in Scotland. Opulent opera houses in Paris. Drafty churches in New England.<p>The U.S. Capitol …

Best UFO Sightings Of October 2016

Review: Dickensian ghost stories for Halloween (Includes interview and first-hand account)

Charles Dickens' ghost stories —apart from 'A Christmas Carol' — are not as well known as his major novels. Nonetheless, Dickens was a superb teller …

Witches' marks: public asked to seek ancient scratchings in buildings

Historic England keen to track markings typically found around old windows and doorways, used to ward off evil spirits<p>The public is being encouraged to help map Britain’s historic obsession with the paranormal by searching for ancient scratchings in old buildings, used as charms against witchcraft …

Valiant Thor - The Alien From Venus That Lived At Pentagon

<b>His name is Valiant Thor; he looks human, but he has some key physiological differences. He is from Venus.</b><p>One of the great tenants of the huge Extra …

Paranormal

Why we'll always need ghosts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do we still need ghosts? The short answer is: yes. In a digital age, where science and logic rules, where all the information we need is at our fingertips, you might think ghost stories would have gradually died out by now. But it turns out I've found just the opposite.<p>Ghost stories are …

The Most Haunted Town in America

Not far across the riverine border from St. Louis there is a place where all your witches come true....Alton, Illinois, sometimes called the most haunted town in America. Many blame the limestone rock and the Mississippi River water for so much paranormal activity here. The rock holds the energy, …

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The Ouija board's mysterious origins: war, spirits, and a strange death

If you grew up in the US, you’re probably familiar with the Ouija board. Whether you’ve seen it used in movies like The Exorcist or huddled around it with some friends at a seance, the mysterious talking board has long captivated us with its promise to connect the living and the dead.<p>And though the …

The spooky science behind Ouija boards | The Star

It was a dark and stormy night in Toronto as five colleagues gathered around a mystifying tabletop oracle. Candles flickered — ominously — as the …

Phony Photos of the Thunderbird and Bigfoot Kind

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The real and bloody history behind the witches of Halloween

<b>You will have seen them as part of groups all across Scotland on Monday night, from cute to scary with a pointy hat and broomstick.</b><p>Witches are a favourite Halloween dressing-up costume as well as a subject of fascination in art and literature. But behind the fun is a very real and bloody …

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Eerie witchcraft symbols discovered across one country

People in England are reviving an old trend -- hunting for signs of witches. It's not just for Halloween.<p>Though no one is searching for the witches themselves, there is a serious search underway for the ancient carvings that used to keep them away, according to Mashable.<p>A government body in …

People are now being asked to hunt for signs of witchcraft in the United Kingdom

One of the our favorite Halloween fascinations is the witch. Although we mostly picture a scary, hooked-nose woman with a broomstick who casts spells …

Graphic, Novel: 8 Horror Comics to Keep You Up All Night

Cullen Bunn cut his horror comic teeth with the occult western <i>The Sixth Gun</i> (also well worth your time), but <i>Harrow County</i> is where his twisted …

Graphic Novels

5 Facts About Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead)

What do sugar skulls, marigolds and monarch butterflies have in common? Just like pumpkins, witches and black cats are quintessential symbols of …

A history of why you shouldn’t be worried about the Illuminati

More like New World <i>Dis-</i>order, amirite?<p>You know the Illuminati as the clandestine group of satanic crooks corrupting Beyoncé.<p>The idea invokes …