Haunted Headlines: 2/23/18-3/2/18


Welcome to the first installment of Haunted Headlines, a compilation of spooky stories making the news each week.

Well, except for this first one. (And potentially some in the future, like this coming Friday’s and for weeks when we’re on vacation and such.)

I’ve been saving up some headlines from February 23, 2018 because I decided this was it. I was just going to do it.


See, I’ve had this idea for a while to do a news feature, but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do exactly. And then there was the matter of what to name it.

Recently a friend helped me solve the dilemma of what to call this series that I want to do. Now it’s just a matter of me doing it.

But then I got behind and I didn’t do it. But I don’t want these headlines to go to waste so…

Starting Point

We’ll start here. This week there will be some overlap. Ideally I’d like to post a week’s worth of Haunted Headlines every Friday. (So this coming Friday’s will be everything from March 3, 2018 until March 16, 2018.)

And who knows? There might even be a Haunted Headlines news-style video in the near future too. For those who would prefer to watch something rather than read. (Plus, I’ve been neglecting YouTube again. I’ve got a bunch of things from past trips I want to create videos of, but I have more ideas than time, as usual.)



Okay, so now you sort of have an idea what I’ll be doing. Let’s get this show rolling!

Here are your first Haunted Headlines for the week of February 23, 2018 through March 2, 2018:

Friday February 23, 2018

Old South Pittsburg Hospital Offering Daytime Ghost Hunts Source: The Haunted Librarian

Beginning on February 12, 2018, the people who run Old South Pittsburg Hospital (OSPH) will begin holding daytime ghost hunts. The price is $25 per person. Contact Stacey at 423.362.0089 to book your tickets.

Saturday February 24, 2018

Lewis County Historical Museum Is Calling for Stories of the Weird – Source: Centralia Chronicle

A new exhibit, “Lewis County Mythology,” may turn locals into storytellers for a day.

The Lewis County Historical Museum is set to host the mythology exhibit on April 28 from noon until 4 p.m. There are currently four speakers scheduled for the event, but Museum Director Jason Mattson said more people with stories of the strange and unusual are welcome to join.

Monday February 26, 2018

Exclusive ‘Demon House’ Trailer: Horror Documentary Explores the Infamous “House of 200 Demons” – Source: Collider.com

The new horror documentary comes from paranormal investigator and host of Travel Channel’s Ghost AdventuresZak Bagans. Bagans writes, directs and hosts the new film, which takes viewers inside the Gary, Indiana paranormal hotspot, known as “the house of 200 demons,” where former residents have reported all kinds of supernatural experiences from possession to levitation.

Tuesday February 27, 2018

Take a look inside UK’s first haunted antiques paranormal research centre opening near Leicester soon – Source: Leicester Mercury

…thought to be the only one of its kind in the UK.

The Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre will open its doors to the public on Saturday, March 3, from 10am until 6pm.

The centre is being launched by local paranormal investigator Neil Packer, who plans to conduct a number of different types of research via live feeds, as well as open it up to the public at weekends.

The centre features a main exhibition room containing all of the haunted items – which people will be able to pick up and sit in, then record their feelings in the day book to be included in the research.

There’s also be a room where visitors can sit and have a drink and a chat with like-minded people about anything paranormal.

Thursday March 1, 2018

New museum to open and owners claim it is haunted – Source: The Hinckley Times

A haunted museum is opening in Hinckley with a haul of spirit-filled items including a wheelchair and a wartime infant gas mask.

The Antiques Paranormal Research Centre is above Coventry Building Society on Regent Street, and was chosen by Neil Packer and his team as they claimed several spirits were already in residence.

‘Poltergeist’ caught dropping phone on CCTV at Cornwall’s haunted Jamaica Inn – Source: CornwallLive

A poltergeist has been caught on CCTV dropping a wall phone in one of Cornwall‘s most haunted places and there is no rational explanation.

The suspected ghost made the phone fall off its base and the spooky episode can clearly be seen in a video a ghost hunting group shared with Cornwall Live.

Different kind of spirits: Ghost hunters to investigate Atwater brewery — and make an ale – Source: Detroit Free Press

Does Atwater in the Park have spirits beyond the kind you can drink?

Paranormal investigators aim to find out this weekend when they bring cameras, voice recorders and other equipment to the brewery inside an old church in Grosse Pointe Park. They’ll also be making a special beer steeped with sage to be released next month — on Friday the 13th.

New Josh Gates Series Coming To Travel Channel: “Legendary Locations” – Source: Haunt Jaunts

Josh Gates, everyone’s favorite explorer, adventurer and host of the hit series “Expedition Unknown,” will showcase the unexpected stories of unforgettable places around the world in Travel Channel’s new series “Legendary Locations.”  The new show plans to premier with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Is this the proof that a Scunthorpe pub is haunted? – Source: Scunthorpe Telegraph

Regulars at a Scunthorpe pub could be planning a spoof musical called Phantom of the Hop-House!

For landlady Donna Janney is insisting the 78-year-old Comet Hotel on East Common Lane is haunted.

But it has taken two-and-a-half years for the proof to appear.

Friday March 2, 2018

ParaMania Radio: A podcast reminiscent of Syfy back in the ghost hunting days. – Source: Creative Writers Boost

*Note: This story was actually published on January 19, 2018, but that was right when I was prepping for the Big Trip so I was off social media from right around then until February 12, when I got back home. I finally saw the post and shared it on HJ’s FB page on March 2, 2018.

Hey Destination America fans who like all the paranormal shows. Remember when you could really get spooked on network TV? I’m talking Paranormal Witness, My Haunted House, Haunted Collector, A Haunting (when they ran lots of episodes in a season, not just three), Ghost Brothers, Haunted Asylum and all those spin-offs of Ghost Hunters. Oh and don’t forget The Haunting of…(you name the celebrity). All those shows are off the air. Most true fans of the genre have seen the reruns at least twice.

Well, guess what? ParaMania Radio is coming to your rescue! Who can resist a show called ‘Heavy Metal Psychic’? Meet the ambassador of dark and paranormal tourism on Haunt Jaunts. And what is Third Eye Lexicon?


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