The Occult Archive

  •   Ankou is part of the fairy lore of  the Celtic countries. He has largely been forgotten in Cornwall, Wales and Ireland but remains part of the living folklore in French Brittany.     Description: Ankou (Ahn-koo) is the personification of death who comes to collect the souls of passed-over humans. […]

    The Ankou – Ancient Celtic Lore!

      Ankou is part of the fairy lore of  the Celtic countries. He has largely been forgotten in Cornwall, Wales and Ireland but remains part of the living folklore in French Brittany.     Description: Ankou (Ahn-koo) is the personification of death who comes to collect the souls of passed-over humans. […]

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  • The most famous case in the career of Harry Price was undoubtedly that of Borley Rectory, a deteriorating house in Essex. The tiny parish of Borley is located in a desolate, sparsely populated area near the east coast of England, near the Suffolk border. It is a lonely place and […]

    Borley Rectory – The Most Haunted House Ever?

    The most famous case in the career of Harry Price was undoubtedly that of Borley Rectory, a deteriorating house in Essex. The tiny parish of Borley is located in a desolate, sparsely populated area near the east coast of England, near the Suffolk border. It is a lonely place and […]

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  • The investigation on August 22, 1974, in Culver City California was to be like any other one Dr. Barry Taff had done. Believing that this would be an open and shut case they showed up at Doris Bither’s house. Not expecting much. Little did they know this would be one […]

    “The Entity” haunting: The True Story Of Doris Bither!

    The investigation on August 22, 1974, in Culver City California was to be like any other one Dr. Barry Taff had done. Believing that this would be an open and shut case they showed up at Doris Bither’s house. Not expecting much. Little did they know this would be one […]

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  • The Slender Man is an alleged paranormal figure purported to have been in existence for centuries, covering a large geographic area. Believers in the Slender Man tie his appearances in with many other legends around the world, including; Fear Dubh (or, The Dark Man) in Scotland, the Dutch Takkenmann (Branch […]

    Who Is ”The Slender Man”?

    The Slender Man is an alleged paranormal figure purported to have been in existence for centuries, covering a large geographic area. Believers in the Slender Man tie his appearances in with many other legends around the world, including; Fear Dubh (or, The Dark Man) in Scotland, the Dutch Takkenmann (Branch […]

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  • “Poltergeist” is a German term for “noisy spirit”…. which is an excellent description for this frightening phenomena. This kind of paranormal activity has made many victims literally run for their lives, completely abandoning their homes and possessions! What is even more frightening is that Poltergeist activity is relatively commonplace. Many […]

    They’re Here…Poltergeists!

    “Poltergeist” is a German term for “noisy spirit”…. which is an excellent description for this frightening phenomena. This kind of paranormal activity has made many victims literally run for their lives, completely abandoning their homes and possessions! What is even more frightening is that Poltergeist activity is relatively commonplace. Many […]

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  • Urban legends referring to Black Eyed Kids began to appear in 1998, starting with a newsgroup posting by journalist Brian Bethel reporting of a meeting with two unusually confident and eloquent children who attempted to talk him into giving them a ride in his car. Bethel said in his post […]

    Black Eyed Kids – Just An Urban Legend?

    Urban legends referring to Black Eyed Kids began to appear in 1998, starting with a newsgroup posting by journalist Brian Bethel reporting of a meeting with two unusually confident and eloquent children who attempted to talk him into giving them a ride in his car. Bethel said in his post […]

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  • A will-o’-the-wisp or ignis fatuus ( Medieval Latin: “foolish fire”) is a ghostly light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travellers from the safe paths. A folk belief well attested in English […]

    Will O’ The Wisps, Corpse Candles & Spook Lights!

    A will-o’-the-wisp or ignis fatuus ( Medieval Latin: “foolish fire”) is a ghostly light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travellers from the safe paths. A folk belief well attested in English […]

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  • In popular Chinese mythology, Chiang-shih (or kiang-shi, but also known as jiangshi), sometimes called hopping corpse or Chinese vampires by Westerners, are reanimated corpses that hop around, killing living creatures to absorb quintessence (life force energy) (qì) from their victims. Description: Some would appear to look as a normal human […]

    Chiang-Shih – Chinese Hopping Ghosts!

    In popular Chinese mythology, Chiang-shih (or kiang-shi, but also known as jiangshi), sometimes called hopping corpse or Chinese vampires by Westerners, are reanimated corpses that hop around, killing living creatures to absorb quintessence (life force energy) (qì) from their victims. Description: Some would appear to look as a normal human […]

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  • An out-of-body experience (OBE or sometimes OOBE) is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside of one’s body and, in some cases, perceiving one’s physical body from a place outside one’s body (autoscopy). The term out-of-body experience was introduced in 1943 by George N. M. Tyrrell in […]

    Out Of Body Experiences – OBEs!

    An out-of-body experience (OBE or sometimes OOBE) is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside of one’s body and, in some cases, perceiving one’s physical body from a place outside one’s body (autoscopy). The term out-of-body experience was introduced in 1943 by George N. M. Tyrrell in […]

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  • Spring Heeled Jack: One of the most curious and persistent of all paranormal creatures is Spring Heeled Jack. Reports of his existence date back to the early 19th century in Sheffield, England, and he has been reported on and off in England and the US as recently as 1995. A […]

    Spring Heeled Jack!

    Spring Heeled Jack: One of the most curious and persistent of all paranormal creatures is Spring Heeled Jack. Reports of his existence date back to the early 19th century in Sheffield, England, and he has been reported on and off in England and the US as recently as 1995. A […]

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