Ghosts aren’t just the domain of fiction or trick-or-treating. Hauntology is a philosophical concept that embraces ghosts.
Today viewers may be preoccupied by the methods used by spirit photographers, but spirit photographs had a notable impact on the bereaved who commissioned the portraits.
The past century’s vampires have often been a bit dashing, even romantic. That’s not how the myth started out.
From ghosts and meddling staff to interesting decorating choices, the houses in these books make for great reading.
Between 30% and 50% of the population believes in ghosts – literature, philosophy and anthropology can explain why.
Be they ghosts or her mind playing tricks? The uncertainty is the draw of the 1898 classic The Turn of the Screw.
These legends allow us to address our fears about the urban environment.
The internet has allowed pseudoscience to flourish. Artificial intelligence could help steer people away from the bad information.
Sometimes the unknown is more appealing than the truth – and it has kept ghost hunters in business for generations.
A new exhibition surveys the haunting Japanese traditions and beliefs that connect the supernatural with the everyday.
In the early 1970s, rumors about poisoned candy on Halloween led to mass paranoia. A historian explains why such fears emerge – and what, in reality, feeds them.
Ghost stories are often about the departed seeking justice for an earthly wrong. Their sightings are a reminder that ethics and morality transcend our lives.
Sleep paralysis and exploding head syndrome can help explain things that go bump in the night.
For medieval cultures, the dying process and death itself was a ‘transition,’ not a rupture.
The truth is out there…or is it?
Most religions are populated by an impressive cadre of ghosts, gods, spirits and angels.
Are the the hauntings at Landour just practical fictions amidst the solitude of the hills?
These days they are scary, but for the ancients, ghosts could be quite useful.
The truth about the paranormal – just in time for Halloween.
The idea of phantoms being comical is as old as ghouls.