The Malahide Castle Ghosts

The Malahide Castle Ghosts

Built in 1185 by King Henry II of England, Malahide Castle stands proudly in Dublin County, Ireland.

King Henry originally decided to build the castle for his friend Sir Richard Talbot – a knight who had helped him out on numerous occasions. The Talbot family moved into the castle and soon became one of the most powerful families in Ireland.

They became so powerful that when King Edward the Fourth came into power, he felt more than obliged to expand their castle home further (the garden areas were made bigger and the towers were made higher).

Malahide Castle actually managed to stay the property of the Talbot family until 1979. Unfortunately inheritance tax caught up with them and they had to sell the historic property to the council to fund the payments.

It’s one of the biggest (and boldest) castles in the country of Ireland…and it’s also thought to be one of the most haunted.

Let’s take a closer look at the Malahide Castle ghosts…


The Ghost of Miles Corbet

A well known English politician and Roundhead – Miles Corbet was the last (important) man to sign the death warrant for King Charles I.

He strongly supported the values of Oliver Cromwell – he believed that Britain would be far better off as a republic…and that there was no real need for a Monarchy.

During his rise, Oliver Cromwell managed to drive the catholic Talbot family out of their castle, and ended up handing the property over to Corbet (who also hated Catholics!).

Unfortunately, most of the locals who lived around the grounds of Malahide Castle were Catholic – and Corbet was not exactly nice to them – he outlawed the religion in the area and even went as far as burning down the local Abbey.

He was soon considered an evil dictator…

In 1660, Cromwell was overthrown and executed. The monarchy was reinstated and King Charles II was put into power.

The Ghost of Miles Corbet

King Charles decided that it was about time he punished all the ‘Regicides’ that had signed the death warrant of his predecessor – Corbet got wind of this early and managed to flee to the Netherlands.

Unfortunately for Corbet, he was caught by troops of King Charles two years later, and was returned to Malahide Castle where he was Hung, Drawn, then Quartered.

Since then, Corbet’s rather unsettling spirit is said to haunt the Castle.

Apparently his ghost reappears on the anniversary of his death and runs screaming throughout the castle. His ghost has also appeared other times of the year – many reports indicate that it has a habit of falling apart into quarters, reminiscent of his grizzly execution.


The Ghost of Walter Hussey

Also known as the Young Lord Galtrim, Walter Hussey was a cavalier who ended up in Malahide as a soldier fighting the Roundheads.

During his stay in the area, he met and fell in love with a young Irish local. Within weeks they decided to get married and Hussey’s father travelled to Malahide to ask the Talbots if his son could hold the ceremony at their castle.

Everything was agreed upon and Hussey decided to leave the battle with the Roundheads and remain in Malahide with his bride-to-be.

The Ghost of Walter Hussey

Hussey was ambushed on the morning of his wedding as he travelled to the castle – a single spear wound, thrown by a rival Roundhead, killed him.

After the death of Hussey, his wife-to-be actually fell in love with his murderer, and soon married him instead.

The tragic ghost of Walter Hussey has been reported on numerous occasions, walking slowly through the castle and showcasing his spear wound to shocked visitors.

Many locals believe that he is still trying to explain to people why he missed his own wedding…or maybe he is heartbroken by the actions his lover took after his murder?


The Ghost of Maud Plunkett

Maud Plunkett, was the wife of a character named the ‘Chief Justice’ – she lived in the castle for a short time in the Talbot’s history.

Plunkett had come from two previous failed marriages, and the Chief Justice was unaware of why these relationships broke down. Unfortunately for the Chief – Plunkett was a little bit of a petty headcase…

The Ghost of Maud Plunkett

She would constantly argue and scream at her husband and there were numerous reports of her chasing him violently through the castle halls. Eventually the Talbots had enough of her mad behaviour and threw the pair of them out of the castle.

Plunkett’s Malahide Castle spirit is always accompanied by the ghost of Chief Justice – many paranormal reports claim that the pair of them have been spotted running through the castle’s halls and corridors.


The Ghost of Puck Of Malahide

Puck was the Talbot family’s Jester during the Tudor Era – he stood at no more than four feet tall (he was a dwarf).

He had two main jobs really – the Talbot family Jester and the watchman for the tower prison. Puck was well known for being reclusive and very neat and tidy when he was not working.

A woman named Lady Elenora Fitzgerald was sent to the tower prison by Henry VIII and it was Puck’s job to keep an eye on her. Within weeks, he had fallen head over heels in love with her.

He managed to keep this attraction to himself for a while but rumours soon started to spread…and warp like Chinese whispers…

These rumours twisted to the point where the Talbots heard that someone was ‘on the side’ of Fitzgerald – they could not let the king hear about this – he might think that it was them!

The Ghost of Puck Of Malahide

As a result, on a cold December morning, Puck’s murdered body was found outside the castle – the Talbot’s had taken matters into their own hands.

All of the family members claimed that Puck had taken his own life – apparently twisted and heartbroken in love…not many of the locals believed this.

Puck had said shortly before his death that his ghost would haunt the castle, but not hurt anyone as long as a male Talbot lived there.

Puck’s ghost does not manifest to the naked eye that often, the last time was during the sale of the castle back in 1979. Since then he has only appeared in tourist’s photographs…although they were not aware of his presence when they were taking the pictures.


If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Malahide Castle ghosts, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Pluckley Ghosts

The Pluckley Ghosts

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the ‘Pluckley ghosts’ that inhabit the most haunted village in England. The following report highlights the ghosts of Pluckley village, in Kent


*NOTE: In 1989 the Guinness World Records awarded Pluckley the title of the most haunted village in England.


THE GHOST OF THE HIGHWAYMAN

History indicates that during the 18th Century, an unnamed highwayman was ambushed and savagely stabbed to death at Fright Corner by either local police or competing criminals.

Legend has it that he was left pinned to a hollow oak tree by the sword used to kill him.

Over the years there have been numerous reports of the gruesome ambush scene being replayed by the spirits involved in the incident.


THE HORSE DRAWN COACH

A ghostly horse drawn coach has been reported by locals numerous times around the Maltman’s Hill area of the village. One of the most famous reports came from a local lady who was driving home from babysitting her granddaughter, just after midnight.

When she arrived at Pinnock’s Crossroads, she witnessed a strange, lit up coach, which was being pulled by horses, coming towards her.

On another occasion, a Pluckley local was driving home late one night through the back streets of the village. As he came to an intersection in the back roads he witnessed the ghostly coach pass straight in front of him.


THE GYPSY WOMAN

The Crossroads Bridge seems to be the main hangout of a ghostly gypsy woman who stands around smoking a long pipe. Local research points to the fact that she could well be a woman who was known for selling watercress which she found in the nearby stream.

Locals believe she haunts this particular location because it’s the spot where a tragic accident took her life – she somehow manged to set herself on fire and died from the injuries.

One theory suggests that her pipe managed to ignite the alcohol she was frequently drinking…

This area around Pinnock Bridge is apparently also an area where natural mists form on a regular basis.


THE MILLER

The ghost of the miller is said to be a black silhouette that haunts a ruined windmill near a house called The Pinnocks. The mill itself was actually destroyed by a fire in 1939, nine years after it closed down it’s operations for good.

Many locals believe that the ghost has something to do with the son of a past owner – Richard ‘Dicky’ Buss.

The black silhouette is reported to appear before the arrival of a thunderstorm.


THE WHITE LADY

The White Lady is reported to haunt St Nicholas’s Church as well as the Dering family house library in their manor of Surrenden Dering (this manor eventually burned down in 1952).

Surrenden Dering acted as the US Embassy between the two world wars, and it was during this time period that reports of the White Lady first surfaced.

An American born British marksman and sculptor named Walter Winans once held a lonesome vigil one Christmas Eve in the library with his hunting rifle.

He didn’t have to wait long before the White Lady materialised in front of him. In a panic he picked up his trusty rifle and shot her through the chest…the bullet simply passed straight through her and hit the wall behind.

The rifle shot caused the spirit to vanish through a panelled wall – thought to be the wall that used to protect a secret tunnel between the house and the church.


THE TUDOR LADY

A Pluckley house named Rose Court, which dates back over two hundred and fifty years, is thought to be the home of yet another ghostly lady.

Legend explains that this lady was awfully unhappy in life and decided to commit suicide by consuming poisonous berries.

The ghostly lady, possibly a mistress of a member of the Dering family, can be heard calling for her two dogs between 4 and 5pm on certain days (she apparently took her life between these hours).


THE DEVIL’S BUSH

This final entry to the article is really more of a legend, as opposed to being based on any real facts. Nobody really knows where this bush is supposed to be located in Pluckley.

Apparently, if you dance around this bush three times the Devil is said to appear.

There is no real way of tracing this legend due to the lack of information on the bush’s location – could be folklore…could be based on truth?

You decide…


The Pluckley Ghosts

If you know of any other paranormal incidents that have taken place in Pluckley we would love to hear from you. Please consider using the comment section below to share these reports with us!

Ye Olde Man and Scythe – Paranormal Footage

Ye Olde Man and Scythe - Paranormal Footage

I came across this interesting paranormal footage whilst doing my ‘spooky rounds’ over the weekend – I often spend my Sundays planning out what content I am going to post to our ‘Mysteries network’ over the coming week.

The footage in question was taken at the Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Bolton, UK. It is actually the 4th oldest pub in Britain that dates as far back as 1251.

I usually opt to include paranormal footage in the Real Paranormal Video Footage section of the site, but I thought this would make an interesting post to start the week off!

Take a look for yourself and see what you think…


Paranormal Activity At Ye Olde Man and Scythe

The paranormal footage was first discovered by pub manager Tony Dooley one Friday morning. As he opened up the bar area he accidentally started wading through broken glass on the floor.

He immediately thought the premises had been burgled the night before so he rushed over to the CCTV system to find out who was behind the break in.

Tony watched the footage in horror as a flickering figure appeared behind the bar area – then without warning, the footage suddenly cut off at exactly  6:18 am.


James Stanley

The Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub, which dates from 1251, is reportedly haunted by the ghost of James Stanley, the seventh Earl of Derby.

Stanley was a royalist, whose family originally owned the inn. Reports suggest that he actually spent the last few hours of his life in the pub before he was escorted to his execution – he was beheaded in 1651 toward the end of the Civil War.

The Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub, which dates from 1251

A antique chair still sits in the pub, and legend has it that this was the chair he (Stanley) sat in as he awaited his fate at the hands of the executioner.

Many locals and paranormal enthusiasts believe that this chair has somehow managed to keep the spirit of Stanley within the walls of the old pub.


Stanley’s Not Alone…

During the Bolton Massacre in 1644, hundreds of people were slaughtered directly outside the pub. Many paranormal investigators have visited the pub and claim at least 25 of these slaughtered souls still haunt the premises.

Mr Dooley also claims that he has had numerous contacts with the spirit of an eight-year-old girl and a phantom dog at the pub.

Only a few weeks ago he said he was woken by what he thought was his girlfriend’s dog, Kallie, licking his bare foot that was sticking out of the bed sheets.

He got up to tell the dog off and realized that Kallie was actually sleeping on the bed next to him.

Tony is completely open-minded about the paranormal activity he has experienced at the pub and has invited numerous psychics and investigators over…to see what they could find.

He simply states that: “This is a well-known haunt in Bolton and people are quite receptive of it”

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

The Berry Pomeroy Castle Ghosts

The Berry Pomeroy Castle Ghosts

The romantic ruins of the Berry Pomeroy Castle are reported to be one of the most haunted places in the British Isles. In this article we will be taking a closer look at the paranormal entities that pervade the grounds – the Berry Pomeroy Castle ghosts…


The Castle

The land for the castle property was originally handed over to Ralph de Pomeroy by William the Conqueror – apparently it was a ‘thank you’ for de Pomeroy’s support and loyalty over the years.

In his later years, Ralph de Pomeroy ordered the castle to be built on the land gifted to him, and by the time of his death in 1305, it was nearly completed.

The castle stayed within the de Pomeroy family until 1540 when Jane Seymour’s brother, Sir Edward Seymour, acquired the property.

Ralph de Pomeroy

It’s safe to say that Edward Seymour was not the most popular Lord Protector in the area – he made numerous changes to the castle land and managed to step on many local toes along the way.

He was eventually removed from power by the Earl of Warwick and quickly thrown in prison. He was executed several months later.

But the castle still remained in the Seymour family – even after Edward was removed and killed. They managed to keep hold of the impressive building up until 1688, when it was finally abandoned.

The castle was just left to rot really, until the English Heritage took over it in 1977 in an effort to save it from complete ruin. Renovations are still going on to this day.


The Ghosts of Berry Pomeroy Castle

Over the years there have been numerous reports of paranormal activity within the castle walls – the most famous are that of the Blue Lady and the White Lady.

It is widely thought that the White Lady is the apparition of Margaret Pomeroy – she is often spotted roaming about the the dungeons of St. Margaret’s Tower.

Margaret’s spirit does not really seem to be that threatening – numerous reports from castle visitors claim that she simply stands still as she waves at them calmly.

Margaret was actually imprisoned in the dungeons by her sister, Eleanor. Many believe that this was down to nothing more than sibling rivalry.

She was kept under lock and key until she eventually starved to death…

The Ghosts of Berry Pomeroy Castle

The Blue Lady tends to be a little more mischievous – she is known to lure people into parts of the castle in an attempt to get them lost.

There has been a lot of research into the identity of the Blue Lady and many historians believe she was the daughter of a Norman castle lord. She was raped by her father and unfortunately fell pregnant with his baby.

The lord allowed the baby to be born but it’s life was short-lived – he eventually strangled the poor child in one of the castle rooms.


The Berry Pomeroy Castle Ghosts

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

The Bassa Villa Hotel Poltergeist

The Bassa Villa Hotel Poltergeist

I’m always intrigued by modern-day reports of poltergeist activity due to the amount of technology we have at hand to ‘capture’ the incidents. Unfortunately, this technology can go both ways…

Technology gives us the power to capture paranormal activity but at the same time it also gives us the power to create hoaxes.

When I first came across the case of the Bassa Villa Hotel poltergeist online, it really did capture my attention…but something stuck out like a sore thumb in the video footage…and I just couldn’t shake it’s effect.

Anyway, watch the video first and see if you notice what I noticed on first viewing…


The Bassa Villa Hotel Poltergeist Footage

The hotel owner, Nick Bevon, arrived at work one morning (in Bridgnorth, Shropshire) to find shards of glass all over his pub/bar room floor. He quickly turned on his CCTV system to see what had taken place in his property the night before.

He was half expecting to see a group of youths messing about in the bar area but nothing prepared him for what came next.

He watched in awe as individual glasses seemed to move on their own in the dark, late at night. Nobody was in the bar – there was no evidence of anyone breaking in!

Nick reviewed the video footage once again and took note that the incident happened at 1:43am – a long time after the last staff member had left after clearing up the bar area. He also checked the other CCTV camera angles out and ended up with the same spooky footage.

The Bassa Villa Hotel

When interviewed Nick went on to explain that the Bassa Villa Hotel was frequently linked with paranormal reports, even before this poltergeist footage was recorded. He claimed that his wrist had been grabbed by an unseen entity on numerous occasions and had even witnessed strange shadow figures walking across the bar room then disappearing.

He links the paranormal activity with a rumour that in the past, two children had been buried in the cellar area of the hotel (many, many, decades ago…one presumes?).


Fact or Fiction?

Okay, back to the video and the main gripe I have with this paranormal report…

Now, before I go any further, I should really point out that I am not calling ‘hoax’ here in any way, shape or form. It’s just that I noticed something in the video that set alarm bells ringing in my head.

Near the start of the footage, above the bar surface where the glasses start moving you can see a number of chalk boards. Notice what’s written in chalk on the board that is directly above the glasses…

“Hi, Thanks For Looking”

Now, this could be a complete coincidence…or it could be someone’s attempt at sarcastic humour?

It may be completely innocent, but I don’t know why this statement would be set above a bar area like this…it just doesn’t seem to fit?

What do you think?

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

Violent Bigfoot Encounters – 1855

Violent Bigfoot Encounters - 1855

I think I’m correct in saying that this is the first Bigfoot/Yeti/Sasquatch article that we have published on this site – so it’s way overdue really!

In this article we will be taking a look at one of the most violent Bigfoot encounters on record – the report from 1855, in what is now known as Oklahoma


Native American Bigfoot Legends – 1855

In 1855 in what is now Oklahoma, a small group of native Americans and a ‘half breed’ man named Joshua LeFlore were part of a cavalry unit put together to keep the peace in their local region.

LeFlore was the captain of this native American unit and he had recently received orders to locate and capture/stop a band of outlaws who were terrorising some of the local farmers.

There had been numerous reports linking these outlaws to crop stealing and the kidnapping of innocent children in the area.

LeFlore gathered up 30 of his men and rode off into the sunset to put an end to this outlaw outfit…


The Discovery

After a couple of days of searching in vain, LeFlore decided to call it quits and head back to their local headquarters. It was shortly after this point in time that one of his men noticed something in the distance.

LeFlore pulled out his telescope and zoomed in on what appeared to be a small group of men, not more than 600 yards away from their position.

The group of lawmen charged towards the men in the distance and watched them disperse into the nearby forest. LeFlore ordered his men to follow the fleeing group.

As soon as they entered the forest they became aware of a strong, stale odour of rotting flesh and blood – the forest area actually smelled like death itself!

Native American Bigfoot Legends

Before long the strong smell seemed to ‘spook’ the group’s horses and they bolted from the wooded area leaving the cavalry men to proceed on foot.

Eventually the group arrived at a small clearing…but this was certainly no ordinary bandit camp.

They found the bodies of numerous children scattered around the area in different stages of decay. Three hairy bipedal ape-like creatures were sitting among the corpses chewing the flesh off their bones.

This heartbreaking scene was all too much for LeFlore to handle – he raced into the creatures wielding his sword in one had and his pistol in the other.

The shot and stabbed at the three creatures numerous times but nothing seemed to put them down. Eventually he was caught out as one of the creatures managed to sneak up behind him…and rip his head clean off his body.


Native American Fury

Up until this point – the native American cavalry group had been rooted to the spot in shock and fear. The sight of their captain being decapitated finally snapped them out of their daze.

They calmly aimed for the ape creatures head’s and within seconds the fight was over. The sensible rifle head shots took out the small hairy group with ease.

Bigfoot in the Dark

With the creatures dead, the cavalry group now had time to investigate the area properly. They uncovered the bodies of 19 dead children from the local area.

The men set down their buffalo rifles and got to work on 20 graves – 19 for the poor children and one for their fallen captain.

The report indicates that the group opted to burn the bodies of the ape-like creatures, because they felt they were too evil to receive a proper burial.

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

Spring Heeled Jack Sightings

Spring Heeled Jack Sightings

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the Spring Heeled Jack sightings from 1808 to more recent incidents. What was this entity and what did it want?


1808

The first documented encounter of Spring Heeled Jack came to light in 1808 within the offices of the Sheffield Times.

The editor of the newspaper received a strange letter explaining about an entity/ghost that spent it’s time playing pranks on the living. Apparently this ghost had existed for many years.

The strange beast was able to jump huge heights from a standing position and seemed to be made out of thin air – striking the supernatural beast had no effect whatsoever (weapons just passed straight through it).

The author of the letter referred to this entity as Park Ghost and Spring Heeled Jack.


1837

In 1837 an unnamed female was outside Blackheath Fair in England when out of nowhere a strange figure appeared and started to violently attack her.

The lady ended up receiving numerous cut injuries to her skin and most of her clothes had been ripped off her body.

When she was later interviewed she claimed that the assailant had definitely been male but there was something ‘off’ about him. He had a surreal look of madness on his face and his fingers seemed to be long cold iron tips.

Jack on a rooftop

After hearing about the crime, the mayor of the area decided to publicize it to warn his public…and ended up receiving hundreds of letters claiming that they to had been attacked or chased by this strange, tall figure.


Vigilante Groups

Numerous people came forward with claims about being attacked by this strange creature – most of them were too scared about being labeled crazy to report the incidents before 1837.

Local vigilante groups were formed in an attempt to catch this crazed criminal.

These groups were extremely well setup by the public and patrolled the streets on a shift basis – they even encountered the entity on occasions but were unable to catch him due to his speed and athleticism.

Word soon spread from these groups to the public – they were not chasing a man…they were chasing something supernatural!


Further Attacks

About 12 months later the attacks seemed to grow in intensity. One night a young lady was walking home when something jumped out of the shadows and breathed blue flames at her.

The figure then closed it’s mouth and pounced away in a sort of kangaroo movement. The same night brought in many similar reports…

The reports consisted of a tall man with scary red eyes who could breathe blue fire and would always jump, never walk or run.

Park Ghost and Spring Heeled Jack

The final attack in London during this time period is probably the most famous, it involved a young lady named Jane.

Jane was having a conversation in her home with her visiting sister when she heard a loud knocking at her front door.

She was a little afraid of opening the door so she asked the visitor through the locked door who they were. The visitor quickly replied:

“I am a police officer for god sake bring me a light for we have caught Spring Heeled Jack”.

Jane hastily opened to the door, only to be confronted by a tall man breathing blue flames from his smiling mouth. She screamed and tried to close the door but she was too late – Spring Heeled Jack was on her clawing in a flash.

Thankfully Jane’s sister heard the screams and the two of them managed to get the entity back through the door. It then ran off into the darkness.


Let’s Move To The Country

The Spring Heeled Jack sightings died out until the 1870’s when for some reason, they moved to the English countryside.

Many incidents involved local groups in towns hunting down and setting up traps to catch the supernatural creature, but with no luck.

After these attacks it’s almost as if ‘Jack’ realized his time was up in the UK, and many believe he somehow moved on to America in the 1880’s…


New Hunting Grounds

During the 1880’s there were many reports in Kentucky of a tall man attacking people at night. Eyewitness reports claimed that the culprit had long icy cold iron like fingers, pointy ears and that he shot blue flames – but from his chest (not his mouth).

These incidents seemed to die out within months and all of a sudden…’Jack’ seemed to disappear from people’s minds.

This lull in attacks lasted up until 1939 when Cape Cod seemed to be hit by the strange entity.

Now Jack seemed to have new powers in his arsenal – eyewitnesses claim that he could now levitate and even had the power to disappear and reappear miles away within a blink of the eye!

It was at this time that Jack picked up the newer nickname of the Black Flash from the American public.

In recent times incidents involving ‘Jack’ have been reported in Canada (1973), Texas (1979) and back in the UK in 1986 (very famous case involving a British army officer).

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

The Joplin Tornado Butterfly People

The Joplin Tornado Butterfly People

A devastating F3 tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011, killing 161 people in it’s rampage. After mother nature’s fury had ended and the tornado subsided, many survivors, mainly children, started to tell some pretty amazing stories…


Saved By Butterfly People

The first case we will be covering involves a mother and her daughter who were caught up in the middle of the vicious weather event.

Both mother and daughter had to leave their car and make a desperate dash for safety – the tornado was travelling straight down the road towards them!

The mother dragged her young daughter along looking for shelter but it was no use – the tornado was already bearing down on them. All they could do was hit the floor and pray.

Yet somehow the tornado passed straight over them.

The mother remembers objects being picked up and thrown around them but for some reason the suction did not effect the two of them.

When the tornado had passed the mother desperately checked her daughter for any injuries…but her daughter was just sitting there smiling back at her.

She asked her daughter why she was smiling and the daughter replied “weren’t they pretty?”.

The mother immediately asked who she was on about and the daughter then replied “the butterfly people who had saved them”.


Tiny People With Wings

A father and his two sons were also trapped in the winds of the tornado a few miles down the road from the mother and daughter’s incident.

The father was also desperately looking for cover but was unable to find any – the tornado engulfed him and his two boys.

The winds inside the tornado were so intense that the soles of the father’s shoes actually ripped off…but he and his sons somehow remained grounded as the tornado passed over them. None of them were injured by the incident.

The shaken father sat around for days trying to work out what had happened…until he finally talked to his two boys about the frightening incident.

They both claimed that during the tornado they witnessed tiny people with wings that looked like butterflies hovering over them.

They somehow knew that these tiny creatures were protecting them from the ferocity of the tornado.


Butterflies in The Car

The same tornado trapped a petrified father and his two-year-old daughter in a car that day. It seemed to come out of nowhere so the father had no option other than to face the tornado’s force with only his old car as protection.

Butterflies in The Car

The father breathed a sigh of relief when the tornado seemed to pass straight over them – maybe they were on the outskirts of the weather condition? Maybe the eye of the tornado was further away than the father first thought?

But no, they had actually survived through the middle of the turbulent event.

His daughter was convinced that there were tiny little fairies inside the car when the tornado was passing over them. The father argued with her that he did not see anything like that but she stood by her guns – she was convinced these butterfly-shaped fairies had kept them safe inside the car.


Similar Tornado Saviours

There are a couple of similar tornado cases that happened a few years before the reports of the Joplin tornado butterfly people. First off we have the case of a father and son that were trapped inside a car when a tornado hit.

This time the occupants were not that lucky…at first!

The car was actually swept off the ground and up into the tornado rings. It spun around in a direct path towards another swept up car.

Without warning this approaching car just stopped dead in the middle of the tornado, allowing them to circle past without hitting it.

The young boy later told his father that he had seen a large angelic figure grabbing onto the approaching car wreck and stopping it from hitting their spinning car. The father did not see this angel…but he did witness the miracle of the car stopping dead in the eye of the tornado so they could spin past safely.

Another rather scatty report (i.e. I can’t find much info on the location of this incident but whispers again point to Joplin) points to ‘saviours’ rescuing people from a church that was caught up in a tornado.

Apparently this church folded in the extreme weather and the inhabitants were buried in the cellar below. Suddenly six huge men appeared from nowhere and lifted the church walls from the cellar entrance with inhuman strength.

They then just disappeared.

When the rescue unit arrived it was shocked to hear the church-goers version of events. There was no way six men could have lifted these huge walls up by themselves – how had they managed it and who were they?

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

Are Mermaids Dangerous?

Are Mermaids Dangerous?

One of the first ever ‘paranormal’ articles I published online covered the subject of mermaids…and I haven’t really touched on this subject ever since!

Most of us in the western world consider mermaids to be nothing more than mixed up folklore chucked onto the silver screen by Disney…but in other parts of the world mermaids are looked upon in an entirely different light…

So, are mermaids dangerous and do they really exist?

Below is a recent report from Zimbabwe…


The Boys

Not that long ago in Zimbabwe, a group of three young boys were messing about when they should of been herding cattle for their parents.

They were in the process of working with the cattle when they noticed a rather large fish splashing about in a nearby dam.

Two of the boys thought they were equipped enough to take on this impressive fish and decided to jump into the water and catch it with their bare hands…

To their horror…this was no ordinary fish…it was a local water spirit (mermaid).

a local water spirit (mermaid)

The boy who was left standing on the bank witnessed the strange creature drag the two boys under the water then pull them to the opposite bank.

He didn’t hang about for his friends – he immediately ran off in terror to get help.

He returned within minutes with a group of adults as backup and they found the two boys critically injured on the dam’s bank.

As they neared the stricken lads, the mermaid pounced back out of the water and dragged them back into it’s depths.

This time they did not return…alive.


The Dam Construction

This particular dam was built back in 2012 and many of the workers claimed to have had encounters with this evil water spirit.

During it’s construction, there were numerous worker reports of damaged machinery.

These reports all seemed to center around the same culprit – a water spirit.

The men in charge of the operation laughed off these suggestions until the dam workers started disappearing…and then reappearing as lifeless corpses floating on the water.

Was a mermaid really behind these strange deaths?


Rose

Just last month (Feb), a 45-year-old teacher named Rose was walking home from work when she realized she was late for an appointment.

She decided to take a short cut across the river…something most locals were far too afraid to attempt.

This turned out to be a bad choice…she was set upon by a mermaid and what she later described as a ‘merman’.

she was set upon by a mermaid and what she later described as a 'merman'.

She managed to escape her attackers and survive but she was left with some rather hideous injuries to her mouth and legs.

She later reported the attack to the police and showcased her injuries to the local press stating that the water spirits were savage yet extremely beautiful.


Are Mermaids Dangerous?

There’s no getting away from the fact that people in these parts of the world believe in the existence of mermaids – even the police are too scared to investigate these ‘cursed’ rivers and bodies of water.

Do they also believe in what the locals are saying?

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

Ghost Plane Sightings – The B-17

Ghost Plane Sightings - The B-17

On November the 23rd, 1944, a British Royal Air Force antiaircraft unit were going about their daily chores at a base near Belgium when one of the men noticed an approaching aircraft.

The army workers stopped and watched as this huge aircraft started to descend towards them…and release it’s landing gear…


There May be Trouble Ahead…

The men below automatically assumed that the crew on board this flying army fortress must be in some sort of trouble. The landing gear was showing and they were descending at a rapid rate.

It looked very much like this plane needed to make some sort of emergency landing.

But the soldiers were very worried – there were no reports of a inbound ally plane for that day so what exactly was approaching them?

They setup for the emergency landing but also made sure they were fully equipped with their weapons – they had no idea where this plane was coming from?


The Landing

The plane eventually managed to land but it was not what you’d call a ‘stylish landing’ – the plane danced and bounced off the ground but managed to eventually pull up in one piece.

The soldiers stood at the ready – weapons in hand, waiting for the pilots to get out of the plane…but no one did.

B-17 Flying Fortress

After about 15 minutes of standing around scratching their heads, the men decided to board the plane to find out what shape the crew were in.

They half expected to find the crew critically injured over even dead…but not a soul was on board the large aircraft.


The Crew

All over the plane, there were signs that a crew had been on board, but had left in a bit of a hurry. Army kit was left all over the place along with half eaten chocolate bars and various beverages.

When they got to the fuselage they were shocked to find a dozen parachutes neatly wrapped and ready for clipping on.

They then located the log book for the plane and took note that the last words written down were ‘bad flak’.

An official army investigation was launched straight away – whatever happened to the crew of this phantom flight?

The investigation looked into the aircraft’s serial number and discovered that the plane was part of the 91st Bombardment Group. This group had been scheduled to bomb oil refineries in Germany.

Eventually all of the crew members that had been on board the plane were accounted for – they were all alive.


Paranormal Happenings

The crew stated that when they were on their refinery mission the plane began to malfunction in an unexplained way. They were left with no choice other than to split from the rest of the group.

Without warning, they were suddenly hit by an extreme hail of enemy gunfire, which also managed to strike their bomb bay.

There was a huge flash as if one of the plane’s bombs went off – the men knew that the plane was now in serious trouble.

They changed their course and directed the plane towards Brussels, Belgium – there was no way this injured flying machine was going to make it back to Britain.

When both the plane’s engines failed the crew knew the game was up – they abandoned the lifeless aircraft.

Ghost Plane

But when the plane eventually landed in Belgium the engines were in perfect working order, and there was no sign of any damage from enemy fire.

All the crew’s parachutes and jackets were still on the B-17 – how did they manage to abandon the plane?

How did this plane manage to heal itself in mid-flight and land?

What was behind the phantom enemy fire and explosions?

How did the plane eventually manage to land at it’s exact destination…with nobody on board to guide it?

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