How to Tell If your House Is Haunted

                Haunted houses in films might look really scary but if you’re actually living in one, it’s a totally different level of creepiness. I’ve heard a lot of stories from my friends about their creepy experiences inside their own homes and I’ve got a few tales myself but how do we really determine if our house is indeed, haunted by ghosts or entities?

Since I like all things creepy and research is fun, here are a couple of things I found on how to tell if your house is haunted by ghosts:

  • Strange Animal Behavior

How to Tell If your House Is Haunted

                                If you’re a pet owner and they start to act strangely around a certain area in your house, for example, if you have a dog and they keep on barking at some invisible entity, there’s a good chance that you have an unwanted guest in your house. Animals have heightened sense of feeling, that’s why they can often sense what we can’t feel or see.

  • Disappearing Objects

How to Tell If your House Is Haunted

                                Have you ever experienced putting your keys at your bedside table and waking up to find them someplace else, someplace strange like under the couch? Sure, you could easily brush that off and think you just misplaced it but if it happens way often and you’re sure you remember where you put your things, you may have something going on in your house.  It could be a mischievous spirit playing tricks on you or you’re just really an extreme case of a scatterbrain. Either way, you have a problem.

  • The Feeling of Being Watched

How to Tell If your House Is Haunted

                One of the surefire ways to tell if an area of your house is haunted is when you feel like you’re being watched every time you’re there. You will feel the hair on the back of your neck stand on end and there’s this feeling that you have to look at a certain direction because you feel that someone else is looking at you too even though you’re completely alone.  When you experience this, be careful with looking on that direction, you might see something, or someone.

  • Night Terrors

How to Tell If your House Is Haunted

                We all have bad dreams but if yours is happening too often and it’s a recurring dream where you see scary entities around you or you’re seeing yourself getting strangled by some being every single night then I think it’s time you consider that those are not just bad dreams. Having strange dreams involving people you haven’t seen in your lifetime, speaking and communicating to you is also a bad sign. They could be spirits manifesting themselves and communicating to you through your subconscious.

  • Strange Noises and Moving Objects

How to Tell If your House Is Haunted

                A ghost haunting can manifest itself through strange noises that you may hear randomly like whispers, moans or even cries when you’re sure there’s no apparent source of such sounds. Or you can literally see objects moving by themselves, TVs changing channels by itself and lights turning on and off.

  • Apparition

How to Tell If your House Is Haunted

                Once you see a ghostly apparition then you can be sure that your house is really haunted, especially if you’re not the only one who saw this thing, more than once. They may be rare, but full-body apparitions and ghostly wisps of light are definite signs that something paranormal is happening. But when you see one, you know who to call. And by call I mean, call a paranormal expert not the Ghostbusters.

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Eerily Convincing Scary Videos That Will Give You the Creeps

                We can all agree that not all Youtube videos are real. But sometimes, these Youtube users can get a little more creative than usual that their videos can get pretty convincing. Some of these videos are not even verified as fake yet, but then again, the success of these videos lies in their impact and not on their legitimacy.

So in the spirit of the upcoming Halloween, here are some of the most eerily convincing videos I found on Youtube that will definitely give you the creeps:

The Headless Ghost

                This video was filmed by five incredibly adventurous young Iraqis in an abandoned school. It’s obvious that they are looking for something weird to show up. The original video is actually 5 minutes long where we can see these kids laughing around and scaring each other, three of them are filming the place and one of their cameras took the video of a headless shadow of a man walking towards them. They didn’t seem alarmed by the apparition at all which seems kind of screwy but in their video description, they noted that they didn’t see the apparition while they were filming and only saw it when they played the video back. The creepy sound that accompanied the appearance of the ghost was not edited nor was it the voice of the ghost. It was just the opening prayer of a nearby mosque. I don’t know if this is real or not but it is totally creepy and not to mention the fact that you can totally see it ooze out of the walls.  Yikes!

The Angel

CCTV videos aren’t just for catching criminals in the act; it can also catch ghosts and other entities in action as well, in this case, an alleged angel. CCTV videos all have this very “real” feel to it but with the kind of technology we have today, that blurry crappy camera effect can be easily duplicated. Anyway, this video was taken in front of a public square somewhere in Jakarta, Indonesia. Everything seems pretty normal but then a glowing winged creature sort of fell down from above and dwell on sight for about 7 seconds before bouncing away. Now this one is not that convincing since the movement of the ‘Angel’ is pretty much animated but who knows, maybe that’s what they want you think.

Demon Hands

 

Out of all the scary made up videos on Youtube, this one is probably one of the best. This is obviously a CGI but it’s the best one yet. It starts with a guy running around his house, obviously away from something. Then he locked himself inside his bedroom and the real horror starts. Hands start coming out of the ceiling and from the walls. The creepiest part of this video is the tiny baby hands under the door trying to get in and the eye that blinked at him. Yikes! The ending is pretty scary and you know, very fake but you’ve got to admit that whoever made this video is amazing at CGI. I mean just look at the way the lights reflect on the CGI as if the creatures were really there. Hmm…what if they were really there? Better stay away from your ceiling and walls tonight, huh?

13 Scary Facts about Halloween That You Probably Didn’t Know

                Halloween is just around the corner and while you’re busy thinking about what costume to wear, have you ever thought about how Halloween came to be or where did this celebration start?

Here are 13 Scary facts about this world famous holiday that you probably didn’t know about:

13 Scary Facts about Halloween That You Probably Didn’t Know

  1. The celebration of Halloween was inspired by the Roman festival called Pomona. Pomona is their Goddess of harvest and during her festival, people would wear different costumes and they give out Apples and Nuts to little kids. In the past, Halloween was originally called “San-Apple Night” and “Nut Crack Night”
  2. Halloween is thought to have been celebrated since 4000 B.C… That means, this holiday has been around for over 6,000 years.
  3. Jack-O-Lanterns originated in Ireland. They carve faces on Turnips and then put candles inside. When Halloween came to the US because of Irish Immigrants, the Americans started using pumpkins instead of turnips because they are cheaper. Pumpkins soon became the face of Jack-o-lanterns worldwide.13 Scary Facts about Halloween That You Probably Didn’t Know
  4. Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday around the world with Christmas Day being the first. The candy industry alone profits more than $6 Billion dollars every Halloween.
  5. The story of Jack-O-Lantern is an old folk tale in Ireland. According to legends, Jack is a mischievous man who has tricked the devil several times. And because of that, he was forbidden to enter both Heaven and Hell and was punished to live amongst humans, forever waving his lantern to stray unlucky travelers to the right path.13 Scary Facts about Halloween That You Probably Didn’t Know
  6. Dressing up in a scary fashion during Halloween nights came from an old Celtic tradition. They dress up as demons and bad spirits and roam the streets at night. This way, the real demons and bad spirits roaming the streets would never recognize them as humans and won’t harm them.
  7. Even though it’s a common thing to see a full moon trope whenever Halloween comes, it is actually very rare to have a full moon every October 31st. The next full moon that will fall on a Halloween night is on the year 2020.13 Scary Facts about Halloween That You Probably Didn’t Know
  8. Black and orange are the official colors of Halloween not just because of some random reason. Black represents death and mystery while orange represents the year of harvest.
  9. There are towns in the US that seemed to be in Halloween spirits all year round because of their creepy names. If you want your Halloween to be extremely thematic, you might want to visit Spiderweb South Carolina, Goblintown Virginia, Bat Cave North Carolina and Scary West Virginia13 Scary Facts about Halloween That You Probably Didn’t Know
  10. In Medieval England, a practice called “Souling” is very popular around Halloween night. Beggars and other unfortunate people would knock on people’s homes and ask for food in exchange for prayers for their dearly departed.
  11. Halloween can be really scary but did you know some people actually suffer from a fear of Halloween? Samhainophobia is an intense and persistent fear of Halloween that can cause panic attacks in sufferers. Other relevant phobias for this time of year are wiccaphobia (fear of witches), phasmophobia (fear of ghosts), and coimetrophobia (fear of cemeteries).13 Scary Facts about Halloween That You Probably Didn’t Know
  12. Children are twice more likely to get killed and get involved in vehicular accidents during Halloween nights than any other day.
  13. The trick or treat tradition are widely popular in the United States and it has spread to Canada, Australia, and Western Europe. In parts of England, children carry lanterns called punkies (buckets that look like Jack-O-Lanterns) and they parade around town during the last Thursday of October.

13 Scary Facts about Halloween That You Probably Didn’t Know

Creepiest Pastas toKeep You Up Late At Night

Creepiest Pastas to Keep You Up Late At Night

Creepy pasta is what the online world calls a short scary story that will surely make you afraid of the dark. I’ve been reading a lot of creepy pastas over the last few years and I’ve collected a lot of favorites. I must say, even though I know these stories are made up, I can’t help but get goose bumps every time I read them. I guess that’s why they say ghost stories are better off watched than read.

Anyway, here are some of the creepiest pastas I’ve ever read and will definitely keep you up at night:

The NoEnd House

Creepiest Pastas toKeep You Up Late At Night

                The story of the NoEnd House is straight out of a crazy psychological film that will make your head hurt if not creep you out so badly you’d be afraid of entering rooms with numbers on them. It all started with an invitation to a game that will earn you an instant $500 if you win. All you have to do is pass through 9 different doors inside the NoEnd House and survive the horrors in each room. Sounds easy enough? Well, if you’re fine with facing scary shadows, a horse-like demon, dismembered bodies and stabbing yourself, I’m sure you’ll do fine. However, don’t expect to get out because this game will never end, hence the name.

Read the story here: http://www.creepypastaindex.com/creepypasta/noend-house

Slenderman

Creepiest Pastas toKeep You Up Late At Night

                The story of Slenderman is probably the most popular creepy pasta character ever as it inspired numerous games and internet memes. Slender Man is long limbed faceless creature wearing a tuxedo. He was part of an online horror story contest and emerged the winner. He is said to haunt children in their dreams and abduct them when it’s time. The story was told in a very realistic way, complete with pictures and everything which made it even creepier. That’s not even the scariest part. After Slenderman trended around the internet, a lot of people, mostly adults now have claimed to see the creature when they were children, lurking in the shadows. The weird part is they all have the same descriptions of Slenderman even if they are located in different parts of the world.

Read the story here: http://www.creepypasta.com/slenderman/

Humans Can Lick Too

Creepiest Pastas toKeep You Up Late At Night

                People with dogs can relate very well to this scary tale. The story tells of a girl who was left alone in a house. The only companion she has is her pet dog who likes hiding under her bed. It comforts her by licking her hand whenever she feels scared. I won’t spoil the rest of the story but let’s just say you won’t be allowing your dogs to lick your hand again after reading this.

Read the story here: http://www.crappypasta.com/humans-can-lick-too-2/

The Russian Sleep Experiment

Creepiest Pastas toKeep You Up Late At Night

                I used to force myself to stay up all night because of useless stuff but after this story, I never slept past 12 ever again. The story was told in a historical narrative way which makes it even creepier. It’s started with Russian scientists who kept some patients captive and made them stay up for 15 days using a special gas stimulant that will keep them awake. It was in 1940 so there were no CCTV cameras and the only way they can see the patients is through a hole in the wall. During the first days, things were fine but it all started to get weird as they got to the end of the experiment. Let’s just say that it ended with gore, blood and some pretty creepy revelations.

Read the full story here: http://www.creepypasta.com/the-russian-sleep-experiment/

                So there you have it, some really creepy pastas to help you sleep tonight…that is if you can. Good luck with finding that light switch. Pray you won’t touch another hand there when you push that button.

Creepiest Pastas toKeep You Up Late At Night

Creepiest Filipino Monsters and Their Origins

Creepiest Filipino Monsters and Their Origins

 

 

                The Philippines is more than just a tropical paradise, it’s also home to many stories of the strange and paranormal. In this country, we don’t just have the stereotypes like the white lady and headless priests. No, what we have here are something far more terrifying that will make anyone say “It’s creepier in the Philippines!”

Here are some of the creepiest and spine-tingling Philippine monsters and their origins:

The Aswang

Creepiest Filipino Monsters and Their Origins

                Almost every province in the Philippines has their own share of aswang stories and the features of these creatures may even vary. However, the province of Capiz in Western Visayas is the most popular amongst them all as it said to be where the first aswang originated. Aswangs are creatures of the night who feed on unsuspecting victims by sucking their blood dry. They have very scary faces and long tongues. In some versions, they also eat the victim’s flesh and they can shape shift into any form of animal, usually a dog or a pig. If chased, they can fly away.The word Aswang is derived from the Sanskrit word “swan” and “ang” or “Shwan” which means dog and body respectively. One of the most famous stories of the aswang is one of Tiniente Gimo of Barrio Duenas, Iloilo. According to legends, the Tiniente has ruled over the barrio for many years because he is immortal and all of the townsfolk have all been turned into aswangs and anyone who visits their little barrio gets a warm welcome and at night, they eat them.

The Bungisngis

 

Creepiest Filipino Monsters and Their Origins

                The Greeks have the “Cyclops” and we Filipinos have the “bungisngis”. It’s also a one eyed monster who allegedly lives in the Bataan area in Luzon. It was called “bungisngis” because of its distinctive giggle. As if the one eye does not make it weird enough, this monster is also described to have long tusks, like those of elephants and an exposed mouth which contains humongous teeth. The Bungisngis is usually interpreted as a dumb giant when it comes to stories. In the Filipino tale “The Three Friends – The Monkey, The Dog and The Carabao, The giant is able to lift the carabao and throw it with such force that it ends knee-deep in the ground. However, despite its strength, the bungisngis is easily outwitted and quickly panics. In the tale of the Three Friends, Monkey’s tricks led him to his death. It is said that when you’re out in the woods at night and hear a laugh out of nowhere, it means that the bungisngis is out to get you. The targeted victims are the only ones who can hear the laughter and that’s probably the last thing they’ll ever hear.

The Bangungot or Batibat

Creepiest Filipino Monsters and Their Origins

                This creature originated in the province of Ilocos. There, they call it the “Batibat”. According to their legends, this creature is a vengeful demon often blamed for nocturnal deaths or those who died in their sleep. They are described as big fat old women who live in trees. It is said that when you cut a Batibat’s tree and used the wood in your home, the demon stays there. Batibats do not allow anyone to sleep near them so when this happens, they transform into their true form and they sit on the chest of the sleeping person until they suffocate. The only way to escape the wrath of the Batibat is to wiggle your toes or bite your thumb to jolt yourself awake.

The Tiyanak

Creepiest Filipino Monsters and Their Origins

                Aren’t babies adorable? Well, wait till they grow fangs and eat you alive! That’s how the creatures called tiyanak lure their prey. It starts with a very pitiful crying sound of a baby in the middle of the woods (though at this point one should really be running the hell out of there once they hear that creepy crying) and when you find the source of the cry, you’ll see an adorable little baby. Once you pick it up it will grow fangs and become so far from adorable. If you ever managed to run away from it, you better take of your shirt and wear it backwards so it can’t come running after you. These creatures could either be offspring of demons or aborted babies who want revenge towards their mothers. Either way, the lesson here is to never pick up a baby in the middle of the woods. The cry should be enough to scare you off.