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Required course at college with ties to Spain’s military: ‘Exorcism, the devil and hell’

Required course at college with ties to Spain’s military: ‘Exorcism, the devil and hell’

A publically funded college in Spain has told students that it is compulsory to attend a course given by a priest who is an expert in exorcisms. The University College of Barberán and Collán (Colegio Mayor Universitario Barberán y Collán) is connected to the public research institute Complutense University of Madrid, and is also funded […]

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Female students sent home in Malaysia after reports ‘bad spirits’ got physical

Female students sent home in Malaysia after reports ‘bad spirits’ got physical

Schools in Malaysia have been struck by a mass hysteria ‘epidemic’ in which students claim they are having visions of female vampiric ghosts and are being physically pinned down by evil spirits. Called ‘body possession phenomenon’, one bizarre incident saw 20 female students sent home from a single school after complaining of being overwhelmed by […]

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Exorcist author writes about life after the death of his son

Exorcist author writes about life after the death of his son

“Exorcist” author William Peter Blatty has a new book out. Titled “Finding Peter,” it’s part comic memoir, part argument for life after death. Blatty, a lifelong Catholic, lays out a number of curious incidents — electric lights mysteriously flickering on and off, etc. — that have convinced him that his son Peter, who died of […]

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Woman who stabbed American teacher in UAE said she saw ‘ghost-like people’

Woman who stabbed American teacher in UAE said she saw ‘ghost-like people’

A woman accused of stabbing to death an American teacher in the United Arab Emirates said she has a mental illness and is “possessed by evil spirits.” On December 1 of last year, Alaa Bader al-Hashemi allegedly murdered 47-year-old American teacher Ibolya Ryan, a mother of two, in a shopping mall restroom in Abu Dhabi. […]

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Robin Williams’ ‘What dreams may come’ explored the after-life for a suicide

Famed comedian and actor Robin Williams, 63,  died Aug. 11 of an apparent suicide. His wife since 2011, graphic designer Susan Schneider, issued the following statement: “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. “On […]

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Report: Boko Haram terrorized by bees, ‘mysterious snakes’ said possessed by ghosts

Report: Boko Haram terrorized by bees, ‘mysterious snakes’ said possessed by ghosts

Members of terror group Boko Haram have allegedly been arrested in Nigeria after fleeing a forest to escape deadly bites from “mystical bees” and “mysterious snakes”. According to Nigerian newspaper Vanguard, the captured insurgents claimed the creatures — possessed by ghosts — had killed many Boko Haram members. “We were told that the aggrieved people […]

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Novelist wondered if phone call from the dead saved his life

Novelist wondered if phone call from the dead saved his life

When I interviewed Dean Koontz for a biography about his life and work, he told me a number of interesting stories. The following one is appropriate for a spooky fall season blog: On September 20, 1988, Dean had an experience that he would not write about for nearly a decade, but he claimed it in […]

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Matter of fact ghost stories from Vietnam where we’re not talking fiction

Matter of fact ghost stories from Vietnam where we’re not talking fiction

Back in Vietnam, my grandmother and great-grandmother were often paid unexpected visits by inhabitants of the spirit world. My favorite of their stories is the one about three men from their small coastal village who were lost at sea during a particularly bad storm. For days everyone scoured the shoreline looking for the bodies and […]

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For sale at only $1.59 million: House with a view and an invisible roommate

For sale at only $1.59 million: House with a view and an invisible roommate

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – A beautiful and unusual home is for sale in Punta Gorda, Fla. It comes with a high price tag and a built in roommate. The owners of the yellow Victorian say if you don’t believe in ghosts, the Sandlin home may change your mind. “It’s a great view so it’s a […]