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By Tina R. McSwain Paraskevidekatriaphobia Paraskevidekatriaphobia, the irrational fear of Friday the 13th. Derived from the Greek for Paraskevi (meaning Friday), dekatreis (meaning thirteen), and phobia (meaning fear). (The fear of just the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.) The number … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Entity

By Tina R. McSwain This category includes beings that are neither human nor demon but something in between. While our modern world may scoff at tales of leprechauns, imps, sprites and fairies, centuries of stories and alleged encounters make them … Continue reading

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The Cryptids

Paranormally Speaking By Tina R. McSwain The word cryptozoology comes from the Greek kryptos “hidden” and the word zoology “the scientific study of animals”, meaning the study of hidden animals. Cryptozoology, however, is not a scientific discipline. This category is … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking from the Con.

Paranormally Speaking by Tina R. McSwain This weekend, we are at StellarCon 35 in High Point, NC. We set up our display table and met and talked with many interesting people. They had good stories to tell, and a few … Continue reading

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Crisis Apparition

Paranormally Speaking By Tina R. McSwain One group of “ghosts” that often goes unmentioned is the “crisis apparition”. These spirits are not technically of the haunting variety. Their appearance is usually a brief single event caused by their death.  This … Continue reading

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Poltergeist

Paranormally Speaking By Tina R. McSwain The word itself comes from the German language for “noisy ghost”, a poltergeist is just that. This type of haunting is usually manifested by strange knocking noises or banging, and loud movement of objects. … Continue reading

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By Tina R. McSwain Intelligent Haunts Whereas last week we talked about residual haunts which are basically a past memory replayed in the present, an intelligent haunt involves the presence of a spirit. Thus, they are responsible for actual haunted … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking By Tina R. McSwain Residual Haunts A residual haunt can be thought of as an energy imprint, or perhaps a loop in time that repeats itself. This is by far the most common type of haunting. These hauntings … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking By Tina R. McSwain What are the different types of hauntings?  Last week,  we talked about what a ghost is (or isn’t).  This week, we will begin to delve into the different types of hauntings.  Some paranormal enthusiasts … Continue reading

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By Tina R. McSwain What is a Ghost?   The above question has many answers. Those answers will depend on your personal perspective of life and death, religious beliefs and practices, cultural influences, and even your nationality. From Webster’s Dictionary, … Continue reading

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