Paranormal

VIDEO: 5 Scary Shadow People Videos That Will Keep You Up At Night

VIDEO: 5 Scary Shadow People Videos That Will Keep You Up At Night

Don’t let the ubiquitous red circle on the video cover image fool you - the shadow people captured in this footage are more than vague shadowy blobs. Whatever they’re true nature, paranormal, hoaxed, or “other”, they are just as described: scary. Check out the video, 5 Scary Shadow People Videos That Will Keep You Up at Night, and decide for yourself just what you’re witnessing! Preferably in the daytime… with all the house lights on… surrounded by happy thoughts. Enjoy!

BLOG: Here's a List of Every Episode Featured in The Confessionals Intro!

BLOG: Here's a List of Every Episode Featured in The Confessionals Intro!

We get quite a stack of emails in The Confessionals’ inbox, and one of the questions we’re asked most frequently is, “What episodes are featured in your show’s intro?!” From the episode with the giant in the cave, to the guy who slithered over the floor, to the long bony fingers curling under the door, listeners are intrigued by the episode excerpts featured in the show’s opening montage! So after many inquiries, it finally occurred to us to bring those intriguing episodes to you all in one place!

VIDEO: Top 10 Celebrity Ghost Sightings

VIDEO: Top 10 Celebrity Ghost Sightings

Hollywood has a decades-long history of glitz and glamor… and ghosts. From specters of singers to movie star phantoms to former presidents (stepping a little outside the realm of Hollywood there), here are 10 famous celebrity ghost sightings!

Written Confession: Strange Activity and Orbs in the Bedroom

Written Confession: Strange Activity and Orbs in the Bedroom

I’m at work as I post this, but I got two notifications and I checked the live feed. The two captures was the door opening and shutting two times and then the live feed shortly after shows a couple of orbs.

LIVE EVENT: The Confessionals Podcast at Pennhurst Asylum's 2019 ParaCon!

LIVE EVENT: The Confessionals Podcast at Pennhurst Asylum's 2019 ParaCon!

COMING SOON! Attention Philly and surrounding areas - Tony Merkel and some of The Confessionals’ team members will be attending Pennhurst Asylum's 2019 ParaCon Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21! The weekend will be packed with activities, vendors, and celebrity guests such as Grant Wilson, Steve Gonsalves, and Dave Tango of "Ghost Hunters," Mike Dolan and Brian McCauley of "The Demon Files," John Zaffis, Katrina Weidman, Brian J. Cano, and Christopher Saint Booth.

Creature Feature Friday: STICK MEN

Creature Feature Friday: STICK MEN

You read that right: today’s creature feature Friday is Stick Men. Though reports are rare, people around the world have been glimpsing black, two-dimensional stick men that resemble cartoon stick figures. These bizarre sightings sound almost absurd - how could a stick figure drawing come to life? - but are growing in prevalence. Take a closer look at these weird cryptids that seem to have walked right off the drawing page:

VIDEO: Creepy Graveyard Photos That Show Paranormal Activity

VIDEO: Creepy Graveyard Photos That Show Paranormal Activity

Graveyards are creepy. Probably has something to do with all the dead bodies. From a ghost caught on Google Street View to a photo of an alleged vampire seen in a cemetery, take a look at these creepy graveyard photos that show some spooky paranormal activity!

NEWS: Upcoming Mexico Cruise to Offer UFO Watching and Paranormal Ports

NEWS: Upcoming Mexico Cruise to Offer UFO Watching and Paranormal Ports

Earlier this year, cruise company Portland Spirit announced they would be offering Bigfoot boat trips to search for Sasquatch… Now the Holland America cruise line has revealed their exploratory UFO cruise around Mexico in October 2019! Is searching out mysteries via waterways the new trend in paranormal investigation? Check out the details below, originally published by Travel Wires:

VIDEO: Rake Creatures Caught on Camera

VIDEO: Rake Creatures Caught on Camera

Bonus Episode 127: The Rake features an interview with Guy, who describes a rare, chance sighting of two creepy rake creatures near Dallas, Texas. (You can also watch the interview on video by clicking here.) If you aren’t familiar with what a RAKE purportedly is - or if you feel the need to be terrified today - check out the video below to watch a compilation of alleged rakes caught on camera!

VIDEO: 5 Creepy Sounds Captured on Sleep Recording Apps

VIDEO: 5 Creepy Sounds Captured on Sleep Recording Apps

Have you ever wondered if something …abnormal… is going on around you while you’re fast asleep at night? Using trusty, versatile, and all-seeing cell phones, more and more people are now monitoring their slumber with sleep recording apps, to capture their sleeping patterns and help improve restfulness. But they also capture a whole lot of creepiness.

16 Scary Things People Experienced in the Woods

16 Scary Things People Experienced in the Woods

Just what is it about woods and forests that makes them so beautiful and so eerie at the same time? When most people take a scenic hike through the woods, they don’t typically expect to come face to face with a shapeshifting, teleporting old witch in a cloak. But that’s exactly what our guest on Episode 125: The Shapeshifting Witch encountered while hiking around the isolated area of Dismal Falls in Transylvania County, North Carolina.

8 Things to Do on National Paranormal Day

8 Things to Do on National Paranormal Day

Happy National Paranormal Day! Across the U.S., May 3 is an unofficial, novelty holiday created to call attention to all kinds of supernatural phenomena. From ghosts and UFOs to cryptids, ESP, and other paranormal mysteries, National Paranormal Day is day in which to explore all the strangeness that defies scientific explanation. Whether you are a certified paranormal investigator or a curious skeptic, here are 8 things to do on National Paranormal Day this year:

Written Confession: Homemade Ouija Board Summons a Scary Specter

Written Confession: Homemade Ouija Board Summons a Scary Specter

So back in 2013, I lived in Kent, WA, a suburb of Seattle. I lived there with my two high school buddies (M & R) from UT and they were getting ready to move back home while I was planning to move into another apartment in the area. R and I had always been into paranormal activities, including exploring houses which were formerly scenes of horrific incidents or doing ouija boards in known haunted areas. M had grown up Mormon, and although he is no longer, "f***ing with the devil" as he called it, was still out of his fun time wheelhouse.

VIDEO: Tony Calls In to Live Show "Paranormal Portal"

VIDEO: Tony Calls In to Live Show "Paranormal Portal"

Over the weekend Tony took some time to touch base on air with the live call-in show, Paranormal Portal! If you’re looking for some more paranormal content to help you make it through this Monday after the Easter holiday, check out the latest Paranormal Portal episode, Egg-citing Edition of Paranormal Mayhem on YouTube!

Ghost Stories from 7 Haunted Libraries Around the World

Ghost Stories from 7 Haunted Libraries Around the World

April 7 through 13 is National Library Week in the US, and we’re honoring the occasion by bringing you ghost stories from haunted libraries all around the world! Much like the iconic library scene in the movie Ghostbusters, these literary atheneums are stacked with creepy ghosts, shadow figures, and paranormal activity. Not only do we love tales of the paranormal, we also think circulation of some library appreciation is long overdue, so please check out these 7 haunted libraries around the world before we reference another bad library pun!

NEWS: Chapman University 2018 Survey Shows Paranormal Beliefs Are on the Rise

NEWS: Chapman University 2018 Survey Shows Paranormal Beliefs Are on the Rise

For the last 5 years, Chapman University in California has conducted a battery of surveys focusing on in-depth examinations of American fears. Their research studies a range of topics, from government, health and environmental matters, to disaster preparedness, personal anxieties, and paranormal beliefs.

Written Confession: Shapeshifter or Fae Figure in Kansas City?

Written Confession: Shapeshifter or Fae Figure in Kansas City?

“I had the strangest experience a few weeks back at my local seven eleven early in the morning . I and my fiancé are both in our car headed to 7-11 to get the usual prerequisites that the morning requires .. caffeine, donut, etc ..

Written Confession: Shadow People, Missing Time, UFOs - Recalling a Lifetime of Unexplained Experiences

Written Confession: Shadow People, Missing Time, UFOs - Recalling a Lifetime of Unexplained Experiences

“I have had several abnormal experiences in the course of my life which at the persistence of my son have decided to share with you. I have kept these quiet until a couple of years ago, mostly because some happened pre-1970 when the paranormal was for the most part unheard of and things of that nature were thought to be some brain lapse or some sort of deja vu…