Rhode Island Vampires – Sarah Tillinghast


Rhode Island Vampires - Sarah Tillinghast

In this article we will be taking a look at one of the most famous of the Rhode Island vampires – the case of Sarah Tillinghast…


19-year-old Sarah Tillinghast lived in Rhode Island in the late 1700’s. She was a well-liked, thoughtful young lady that would often been seen wandering through old graveyards – looking for secluded areas to read her beloved poetry.

One day as she returned home from one of her visits to where the Revolutionary soldiers lay, she told her family that she was feeling terribly unwell.

She was told to rest in bed, but a strong fever developed throughout her system within hours.

Sarah remained seriously ill for weeks until she finally died.

Brother James

Several weeks later, and still the Tillinghast family members were living in extreme grief for their loss.

One morning,  Sarah’s brother, James, came down for breakfast and complained about a pain throughout his chest – he said it was as if someone was pushing down on his rib cage.

He was also looking extremely pale in skin color and could not stop shaking.

Sarah's Brother, James

His concerned parents asked him when this ‘illness’ had started, and he replied that it started when Sarah had come to him and sat on his bed at night.

James’s shocked parents put the incident down to grief messing with the lad’s head – surely he was suffering mentally after the loss of his sister?

Days later, James was also dead.


But this was just the beginning – shortly after Sarah and James’s deaths, two more Tillinghast children died, both saying beforehand that Sarah had visited them.

The remaining Tillinghast relatives had a family meeting – did they really believe that Sarah was returning from the dead to suck out the life from remaining family members?

It wasn’t long before the subject spread it’s way through the local town – Sarah was returning from the dead as a vampire


The sickness seemed to spread throughout the area – and all of the victims claimed to have been visited by Sarah the night before they fell ill, and died.

Eventually, Sarah’s mother, Honour Tillinghast, fell ill.

As she lay on her deathbed she told the surrounding family members that she could actually hear her dead children calling out to her – they wanted her to join them.

Sarah’s father, Snuffy Tillinghast, had seen enough – he had lost just about everything. With the help of his farmhand, Caleb, he went out early one morning to the cemetery where Sarah was buried.

The two of them then dug up Sarah’s coffin and opened the lid…

Sarah’s body lay inside without any signs of decomposition…even though she had been dead for 18 months.

the cemetery where Sarah was buried

Tillinghast drew his knife, and cut his daughter’s heart out of her body, through abnormal amounts of blood.

He quickly built a small fire and then watched Sarah’s heart burn to ashes – as soon as the heart was destroyed…Honour Tillinghast started to make a full recovery.

Also, the strange illness disappeared from the area.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Rhode Island vampires, please leave them in the comment section below.

Demon in My House – The Man in Black

Demon in My House - The Man in Black

Over the last couple of months, I’ve come across a report several times on several different websites, so I don’t really know where it originated from?

What I do know, is that the incident was first handed over to someone who works in the paranormal field, and they let it loose on the internet…

There is a demon in my house – help me get rid of it…

Incident – It Came For Me

The (anonymous) guy in question lives a few miles outside of Omaha in Nebraska, so his closest neighbor is at least a mile away.

One night he awoke at just before midnight to the sound of his dog going nuts and barking at the front door. He jumped out of bed and ran downstairs to see what all the fuss was about.

He eventually managed to drag the dog away from the door, then cautiously peered out into the night to see what was happening…

A tall, middle aged man in a black fedora and a dark overcoat stood on his porch.

Can I Come in?

The dark man looked up and politely asked if he could come in as he was stranded and he needed to get a little warmth into his bones.

He was let in – but something felt ‘wrong’ about him – something was telling the guy behind this report, not to let him in.

Can I Come in?

The dog started to go a little nuts again and wouldn’t leave the home owner’s side – he was eventually locked away in the bedroom.

When the home owner came back downstairs, things started to get strangely interesting…

I Have Plans For You…

He walked back into the living room and was at last able to get a good look at the man in the black fedora. Something was not right with his eyes – they seemed dark and hollow, no life in them whatsoever.

The dark man suddenly looked up and spoke – “I have plans for you”.

A little freaked out, the owner of the house laughed “really?” back at him.

He laughed as he said it – but he claims he was now feeling a BAD vibe off the visitor, and was already picturing the .45 automatic in the drawer beside him.

The man in the fedora suddenly asked the man behind the report, to come outside with him…and the man, of course, refused.

This resulted in the dark visitor jumping out of his seat and lunging at the surprised house owner…who managed to grab his pistol from the open drawer.

The man in the fedora just smiled and said “you think that’s going to hurt me?”

He then smiled and showed his teeth at the house owner…who had seen enough…and emptied his clip into the frightening stranger.

I Have Plans For You...

The bullets seemed to go straight through the man in the fedora, who just stood there, and said “your destiny has now vanished.”

He then simply disappeared into thin air.

There’s a Demon in My House…

A really strange and frightening paranormal account – isn’t it?

I decided to post it up here is an attempt to get more information on it – to see if anyone out there knows more about this incident, as I find it fascinating.

The spirit/entity/demonic force has returned to this guy’s house several times – even his girlfriend has witnessed it.

He also believes that this ‘force’ ended up killing his dog, weeks after the original meeting.

He wants to get rid of it…

So there we have it – if you have any more information, or opinions on this subject. Please leave them in the comment section below.

The Black Cat of Killakee

The Black Cat of Killakee

In this article we will be taking a look at the legend of the Black Cat of Killakee, which really sprung to life in 1968, when a young couple bought the rundown Killakee House and started renovating it…

The O’Briens Start Work

Nicholas and Margaret O’Brien purchased Killakee House in 1968 when it was an extremely run down property. They had dreams of eventually turning it into an arts center for Ireland.

They started renovation work on the location, and during this time, several workmen lived on the site. Within days the men got used to the rather eerie setting…but then a sinister feline turned up…then disappeared into thin air…

The Legend

The Black Cat of Killakee is an old, legendary creature that has reportedly been sighted in the area for centuries. However, Margaret was less than impressed with the paranormal reports put forward to her by the workmen.

That is…until she witnessed the large cat herself…

Her first encounter with it was in the hallway of the house – squatting on flagstones, just staring at her.

The Black Cat of Killakee is an old, legendary creature

Margaret had no idea how the animal had got into the house, as all the windows and doors had been locked shut.

The most famous paranormal encounter with this cat came from a painter named Tom McAssey. He was working on the house with two of his employees in March 1968…

The Painter’s Tale…

All three of the painters were working inside the same room in the house, when the temperature suddenly dropped to an icy cold level.

Without warning, the door to the room smashed open and a strange hazy figure could be seen in the darkness of the corridor.

Tom thought it was a local lad playing a trick on him, so he shouted that enough was enough, and to come into the room – the painters were not buying it!

To his shock – his request was met with a growling sound.

The three men downed tools and left the room through another door, as Tom looked back, he saw a large hideous black cat with red eyes snarling at him.


After hearing about the painter’s ordeal, Margaret decided to get some religious help in to finally get rid of this phantom cat.

The building was eventually exorcised by a priest and the cat seemed to disappear…until…

In October 1969, a group of actors that were staying at the Killakee House Art Center got a little adventurous after a few drinks.

They decided to hold their very own seance…which resulted in the Black Cat of Killakee returning to the location!

The cat was bad enough – but their amateur seance session had also managed to raise the spirits of two nuns. These nuns have been spotted on numerous occasions since 1969.

A local medium named Sheila St. Clair was invited to the Killakee property to find out more about these new paranormal visitors. Her sessions led to her believing that the two spirits were linked to a pair of women that had been forced to help out with satanic rituals in the 18th century.

These rituals had apparently been held by a notorious group named The Hell Fire Club.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

Oriental Nightmare Death Syndrome

Oriental Nightmare Death Syndrome

In this article we will be taking a look at the phenomenon known as the oriental nightmare death syndrome that is reported among certain men in Thailand.

Are these unfortunate souls really being killed off in their sleep by the entities known as Window Ghosts?

Northeastern Thailand in 1990

1990, in northeastern Thailand, a mad panic breaks out within the male population – window ghosts were killing off men in their sleep!

Window ghosts are known to only target men, so, the younger male population started to wear women’s clothing and makeup, in a bid to confuse the deadly entities.

Northeastern Thailand in 1990

As well as this, they hung various penis models around their bed or even around their neck – apparently these phallic  symbols were very powerful in warding off window ghosts…

The Phallic Defences

Most of this ‘paranormal penis weaponry’ was carved from wood, some more crude than others. Some of their creators went as far as adding testicles made out of round fruit and pubic hair made out of fishing net material.

The locals who inhabited Ban Thung Nang Oak all banded together to create a very large, and very impressive communal phallus – which stood a meter high!

paranormal penis weaponry

Another Thai couple decided to go one step further…and created a scarecrow that had numerous penis models attached to it’s body.

They nailed a sign to the rather disturbing figure that read – The Widow Ghost Hunter.

At one point in time, during the end of the year, a village got wind of a rumor that claimed the window ghosts had devoured enough male souls…and now they were looking to ‘cross border’ and start with the females…

Of course, panic ensued.

Are Window Ghosts Real?

Well, to many people from East and Southeast Asia, they certainly are!

But what about this mass panic during 1990? What was behind this ferocious ‘window ghost attack’?

Numerous reports were released that suggested certain autopsies revealed the men had died due to poor nutrition.

These males had apparently lived on a diet of nothing but sweet rice…which led to overproduction of insulin and numerous other nutrient deficiencies.

Are Window Ghosts Real?

Now it’s over to you – what are your thoughts on the oriental nightmare death syndrome and window ghosts?

Do you feel that these men died in their sleep through poor nutrition and lifestyle…or do you feel that they were taken by these Asian entities?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Korean Urban Legends – Disturbing Reading

Korean Urban Legends - Disturbing Reading

This article will be covering a selection of rather disturbing Korean urban legends. From the paranormal to the occult – these reports will ensure that you struggle to get to sleep tonight…

The Dead Relative in Water

An anonymous Korean family had just lost their grandmother to old age. The father of the family then began to experience a rather disturbing dream every night.

He said that he dreamed his grandmother was beckoning him over while she was waist-deep in water. He wanted to go into her embrace…but for some reason it felt wrong…so he resisted.

The Dead Relative in Water

His wife did a bit of digging into this dream and found out that going into the arms of a dead person, in water no less, was a sure sign that your soul was going to be stolen by some version of a demon.

The father suddenly realized that he had kept one of her possessions after her death – something he was pretty sure she would not have wanted him to have. The family got rid of the object, and paid respects to her once more.

The dreams suddenly stopped…and never returned.

Virginal Ghosts

These Korean ghosts are known as Cho-nyo-Gwishin and they are frequently discovered in abandoned buildings, hospitals and schools.

They are always wearing a long white dress or garbs and their hair covers their facial features.

Virginal Ghosts

Apparently these virgin ghosts alert you to their presence by changing the temperature of the air around you and even changing the direction of the wind!

Paranormal Bathrooms

I don’t know what it is, but a lot of Korean paranormal reports center themselves around bathrooms or toilets!

One of the most famous of these reports comes from a female bathroom located in an old Korean high school. Apparently, in one of the stalls, towards the back, is where a girl killed herself and now haunts it.

Paranormal Bathrooms

There are numerous reports of the door locking itself shut and sticking in place, the toilet also flushes itself when nobody is in the stall.

Other reports suggest that the spirit of this girl frequently looks back out you from the mirror above the sink basins. There are also those who insist they have heard the sobs of a young girl, coming from inside the walls of the bathroom…

Don’t Use Red Pens

Korean folklore often points to red ink being the writing of the devil, or some sort of demon. As a matter of fact – most households ban the use of red pens among children.

Writing your name in red ink will result in extremely bad luck…and even death in some cases. Red ink is used to write the name of the deceased, not the living.

Am I pretty?

This paranormal ‘legend’ bears striking similarities to the Japanese urban legend, Kuchisake-onna, but it’s still as freaky as hell, all the same…

For some reason, plastic surgery is BIG business in a lot of Asian countries, along with the pursuit of total beauty. Most of the time, this involves trying one’s best to look more ‘western’ in your features!

So with that in mind…

A guy gets on a empty subway car and a tall woman follows him and sits opposite him. He notices that her dark hair covers most of her face…but he gets the feeling that she is quite attractive under that mound of hair.

Suddenly she looks up and reveals a red surgical mask around her mouth. She then asks “Am I pretty?”.

Taken back, the man stammers, “Yes.”

She then rips off the red surgical mask to reveal huge gashes from ear to ear and screams “Am I pretty now?”

Then man jumps up in terror and runs through the gap in the closing subway doors. The woman just stands there looking at him…with a scalpel in her hand.

Am I pretty?

The Cockroach

A teenage boy, who suffered from terribly disgusting acne, had just about had enough of his appearance. After A LOT of research online he came to an article that claimed to have the answer…

Simply catch a cockroach and place it on the pillow next to you as you sleep at night.

It sounded like a bit of a ‘far out’ story to him, but he was desperate, so he decided to try it anyway.

That night he managed to catch a cockroach, and placed it on the pillow next to him as he slept. The following morning he woke up to find his face completely clear of acne – he was cured!

Later at school that day, he began to get this itching sensation all over his face. He took a closer look at his skin and found that his pores had been filled with cockroach eggs….

If you have any disturbing Korean urban legends that you would like to share with us, please use the comment section below.

Famous Psychics From The Past

Famous Psychics From The Past

In this article we will be covering a handful of famous psychics from the past…that you probably never knew about! Twain, Tesla, Lincoln…all great historical figures…but did you know they also exhibited psychic powers?

Mark Twain 

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, experienced a precognitive dream of his brother Henry’s death. In this creepy dream he actually attended his brother’s funeral service and took note of what he saw.

In the dream experience, mourners placed an arrangement of white roses on his brother’s coffin, with a single large red rose in the middle.

Mark Twain Had Psychic Powers

Within a matter of months after the dream, Henry was involved in a tragic accident and killed.

When he attended the ‘real’ funeral it turned out to be exactly the same as the dream he had experienced, just weeks earlier…even the floral arrangements were the same!

Apparently, Twain also predicted the internet as early as 1898…

Abraham Lincoln

During the late 1800’s, it is thought that Abe Lincoln and his wife were frequently involved in the the Spiritualism movement. Apparently, they even held a few seances in The White House.

Did Abraham Lincoln Have Psychic Abilities?

Abe was known for knowing the results of battles before word was received, and he seemed to know he was going to be president at the young age of 12.

Certain reports also suggest that he had experienced visions of his death and he knew that he would be assassinated one day.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is well known today as a brilliant inventor and physicist…but did you know he was also a powerful psychic?

Those closest to him insist that he was constantly blinded by extreme flashes of light that brought visions of the future with them.

Nikola Tesla

In 1901 Tesla even managed to predict the invention of the modern smart phone – a hand-held device that could be used for communication and reproducing music.

Then, in 1926, Tesla had visions regarding yet another hand-held device – one which would allow people to see events occurring at a distance. Many people believe this to be a vision of the streaming services we receive online in modern times.

Elvis Presley

Elvis probably wasn’t the most ‘stable’ of souls at times, so when he told those closest to him that he had healing hands…you can imagine the reaction!

But…many of his relatives and close friends actually insist that they witnessed the king of rock and roll successfully performing this phenomenon.

In one reported case, Elvis and a couple of friends were on a ski trip, and one of them had a bad crash in the snow, severely injuring his knee.

The injury was so bad that the individual in question could not walk. Elvis simply crouched down and lay his hands on the injured knee…and the problem instantly vanished!

Elvis Presley Had Healing Hands

In another case, a driver with severe chest pain had pulled to the side of the road near Nashville, Tennessee, as Elvis’s tour bus was passing.

Elvis got out of the bus and wrapped his arm around the man’s shoulders, and put a hand on his heart. He then told the guy that it was all going to be okay.

The pain subsided immediately and Elvis sat with the man until a local ambulance arrived. He then simply jumped back on his bus…and carried on with the remainder of his tour.

If you have any thoughts or opinions about the famous psychics from the past we have covered – please leave them in the comment section below.

The Cry Baby Bridge Legend

The Cry Baby Bridge Legend

In this article we will be taking a look at the Cry Baby Bridge legend of Tulls Corner in Marion Station, MD. Does the spirit of Annie Conner really haunt this lonely location?


Annie Conner was born on December the 10th, 1871. One summer morning Annie and her mother boarded a wagon set for their home in Tulls Corner, traveling a road named LQ Powell Road.

A heavy rain shower seemed to come out of nowhere, and as the cart crossed over the Mill Dam Bridge, a loud clap of thunder freaked out the horse.

In it’s fear – the horse reared up and tossed the wagon behind into the river below.

Tragically, the fast flowing river swept little Annie downstream before her mother could reach her…she was only three years old when she died.

The Cry 

Ever since her tragic death, there have been reports of cries coming from the bridge area. Locals frequently claim that you can hear a cry in the distance when you stand on the bridge.

Some say it sounds like a loud cry that stops abruptly as if someone drowned.

In 2014, a group of fishermen on the banks of the river claimed to have heard a child crying throughout the night – they even searched the area.

The Conner Family

The Conner family seem to have been targeted by tragedy…

A year after they lost little Annie, Eliza Conner gave birth to a little boy who they named Charles Wesley. Unfortunately, he only reached the tender age of seven before his life was cut short…

On August the 22nd, 1883, Charles was killed by falling shafts off a suspended horse cart he was standing below.

But the brave Conner parents refused to give up on life, and eventually went on to raise a large family of seven children who reached adulthood.

If you have any further information on the Cry Baby Bridge legend, please leave it in the comment section below.

The Ghost of Queensferry Hotel in Garden City

The Ghost of Queensferry Hotel in Garden City

The ghost of the Queensferry Hotel in Garden City, Flintshire, is often mistaken for a dull and boring phantom. Over the years it has been spotted on numerous occasions, simply standing in the shadows, or humbling around in it’s trench coat.

But don’t ever judge a book by it’s cover…

Fred and the Band

A man simply known as ‘Fred’ used to work and reside at the Queensferry Hotel. He was on occasion, also allowed to hold band practice in parts of the cellar after closing time (he was obviously a bit of an amateur musician!).

During these band jam sessions, Fred would frequently run upstairs to grab a few freebie refreshments for the band members – if nobody’s behind the bar…you don’t have to pay!

Fred and the Band

Anyway, one night, when Fred was gathering up the refreshments in the kitchen area…he began to hear strange scratching sounds coming from the front door area.

He investigated, but found nobody there.

The sounds did not disappear though – on several more occasions over the following months, Fred encountered these sounds, late at night.


Eventually the owners of the hotel decided to let Fred and his mates move upstairs to practice late at night. The musicians soon became aware of phantom footsteps on the stairs and in some of the disused rooms on the second floor.

The band members would often explore these rooms to find the source of the footsteps, but never managed to catch any intruders.

The Trench Coat Man

Before long, the haunting moved onto it’s next phase…

One night, Fred set the hotel’s security alarm and retired to his bedroom with his girlfriend Sharon. Not long after they had fallen asleep, the whole hotel was woken up by the alarm ringing out.

Fred jumped out of bed and ran downstairs to check all of the rooms, but when he came to the taproom, he saw a dark figure standing in the corner, wearing a hat and trench coat.

The Trench Coat Man

Fred ran back upstairs to his cousin’s rented room to wake him up. They then both returned downstairs to check the area once again – there was no sign of the trench coat man.

The following day Fred decided to bite the bullet and tell his employer, the landlord, about what he had witnessed. To Fred’s surprise, the landlord just laughed and told him that the phantom had been present in the hotel for many years – he was not the first to experience this sort of paranormal activity.

The New Landlord

These days, the landlord of the hotel is a lady named Shelia, who has had many experiences with the trench coat man.

She frequently witnesses barrels being moved by an invisible force along with phantom footsteps up and down the stairs. She also believes that her daughter is the only one that can now see the ghost – and he continues to visit her at night as she sleeps.

On numerous occasions Shelia has been awoken by her daughter’s screams – when she runs into the room her daughter is sitting up in bed, pointing to the door…too scared to speak.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Madonna With Saint Giovannino UFO

The Madonna With Saint Giovannino UFO

The painting named The Madonna with Saint Giovannino is a 15th century piece of art that has been causing a stir among Ancient Alien theorists for many decades now. Many ufologists firmly believe that there is some kind of UFO included in the picture’s skyline.

But this is not the only example of antique art depicting alien life – numerous other historical paintings also include strange objects in their skyline settings. Is this proof that aliens have been visiting us for centuries?

Let’s take a closer look…

Controversy – Who Painted it?

Domenico Ghirlandaio is most often credited with painting this strange piece of art that shows the UFO…but the true painter of The Madonna with San Giovannino is still in dispute.

Jacopo del Sellaio and Sebastiano Mainardi have in the past, both been linked to the painting. Mainardi was actually the brother-in-law of Ghirlandaio who learned everything he knew about art from him.

The Madonna With Saint Giovannino

UFO or Religious Symbology?

So what is that strange flying object in the background of the picture? Why does it look so much like a UFO?

Many skeptics believe that there is a simple explanation for it’s inclusion in the picture. They believe it to be a representation of the gospel passage from the Gospel of Luke 2:8….

“Shepherds abiding in the field keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, an angel of the Lord come upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them”

The Florentine Renaissance period offered many paintings which included some form of ‘shepherd and dog’ nativity scene – frequently looking up at the sky towards a bright shining object. More often than not these objects are simply meant to be angels or stars.

But not everyone goes along with this biblical angle…

To be brutally honest – there are no wings or body to suggest that this is meant to be some sort of angel.

Is it really a painted experience of an ancient UFO encounter?

Is it a mistake that the artist made, and couldn’t be bothered to cover up (i.e. turned it into something else?)

Or is it simply misinterpretation and a lack of understanding of religious iconography throughout art history?

It’s worth remembering that until recently, the Catholic church has gone out of it’s way to shun scientific fact and the thought of life on other planets. Why would so many painters of religious contexts opt to include something that their faith does not believe in?

If you have any thoughts or opinions on The Madonna With Saint Giovannino UFO painting, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Pam Reynolds Near Death Experience

The Pam Reynolds Near Death Experience

This article will be covering one of the most amazing and well documented NDE’s on record – the Pam Reynolds near death experience. What really happened to her during her surgical procedure known as hypothermic cardiac arrest?

The Brain Aneurysm

Pam, a American singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia, was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. To have the aneurysm successfully removed, she underwent a surgical procedure known as hypothermic cardiac arrest.

Unfortunately, the only way that this procedure could work on Pam, was if she was first put to death. This involved body temperature was lowered to 60 degrees and heartbeat, breathing and brain activity stopped completely…

The Conscious Existence

Pam apparently experienced a conscious existence once all of her vital signs were flat. She remembers leaving her body and being able to look down at the doctor as he used a surgical saw to cut through her skull.

The Conscious Existence

From this vantage point, she was also able to hear the conversations that the medical staff were having during the procedure. These conversations were later confirmed correct by the doctors and nurses involved in the operation.

The Tunnel

After a while of witnessing her own operation, Pam’s consciousness decided to leave the hospital room and float down a tunnel towards a light at the end.

When she was traveling through this tunnel she began to hear her dead grandmother talking to her through her mind. As she looked closer into the light she realized that it was being created by numerous dead members of her family.

The Tunnel

She felt that her deceased loved ones were not allowing her to move further and if she did she would not be able to return to her body and die.

She felt completely drawn to the light but at the same time, she knew she would never see the loved ones she was leaving behind again.

Suddenly, her deceased relatives seemed to be able to fill Pam’s mind with raw energy – giving her the power to move slowly away from the light.

The Return

Pam’s uncle accompanied her back up through the tunnel and then departed from her when she arrived back above her body on the operation table. As he left, he assured Pam that re-entering her body was as simple as taking a jump into a swimming pool

Without warning, Pam felt a gentle push from behind…then a strong pull from in front of her. It was as if her body was drawing her back in, the same time as the tunnel was pushing her back out.

Pam would later describe the feeling of arriving back in her body much like the feeling you get when you plunge deep into a cool water pool.

As we mentioned earlier in the article – Pam remembered many of the conversations and events that were taking place in the operating room when she was under. She recalled one of the surgeons stating that her arteries were too small for the cardiac bypass tubing.

She even remembers what music they were listening to as they operated on her – Hotel California.

If you have any thoughts or opinions about the Pam Reynolds near death experience, please leave them in the comment section below.