Paranormal News This Week! 16 June 2017


I'm still hearing that paranormal is "over." Balderdash! Just check out the first story, below, on paranormal tourism. I think it is true that certain genres come in and out of fashion - vampires were big, then zombies, and now...? We'll see. But the paranormal news just keeps coming. Here are my top five picks for the week.

1) Paranormal tourism is moving beyond the old ghost tour, and to meetings with mystical and magical practitioners.

2) SyFy's Ghost Hunters are hosting a fundraiser to help restore the Merchant & Drover's Tavern in Union County, New Jersey onJune 30th and July 1st. As a lover of historic places (especially historic haunted taverns), this is a fundraiser I can get behind. It also sounds like a lot of fun. Bravo, Ghost Hunters!

3) A deposition from the infamous Salem Witch Trials was sold at auction yesterday for a whopping $137,500. You can read it here.

4) A church in Long Island was vandalized with upside-down crosses and the words "devil" and "witch spells." I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark that this was the work of idiot kids rather than a nefarious occult organization. But still, bad form.

5) Witch hunts aren't just political hyperbole. They're real. In Raipur, India, a woman was branded as a witch and murdered, and another was badly beaten. I could post one of these stories every week, but it's too damned depressing.

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