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BLOG: Pennhurst Asylum ParaCon 2019 Photo Album!

BLOG: Pennhurst Asylum ParaCon 2019 Photo Album!

On July 20th & 21st, The Confessionals Podcast attended Pennhurst Asylum ParaCon 2019 in Spring, City, Pennsylvania! During what became the hottest weekend of the year in PA (so far), paranormal enthusiasts, vendors, and special guests gathered at the legendary haunted hospital complex of Pennhurst Asylum for historical tours, investigations, lectures, and much more! Check out over 60 photos of our weekend at Pennhurst ParaCon 2019.

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.

VIDEO: Dr. Michael Heiser Discusses Ancient Aliens, Nephilim, & the Book of Enoch

VIDEO: Dr. Michael Heiser Discusses Ancient Aliens, Nephilim, & the Book of Enoch

The topics of Nephilim, aliens, and the Book of Enoch have arisen a number of times on The Confessionals Podcast. Some of those references include, but are not limited to, Episode 18: L.A. Marzulli - UFOs & Nephilim Giants, Episode 42: The Genesis 6 Conspiracy with Gary Wayne, and Episode 122: Secret Military Enochian Technology, as well as blog posts like The Confessionals Exclusive: Are Old Legend Giants Living in the Modern Day World? and 10 Historical Facts About Enochian - the Language of Angels and the Occult. So it’s safe to say these ancient and intriguing subjects are of great interest to us!

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.

Written Confession: Lizard Man on the Swampy Side of the Road

Written Confession: Lizard Man on the Swampy Side of the Road

In July of 2016 some friends (we'll call them Cole, Cody, Nick and Josh) and I were walking home from a party around 3am. We were going to Cole's house since he was house sitting for his grandma. Her house is also haunted but we'll save that for another post. Anyway, we were walking from this party, which was about a half a mile away from Cole's place and the road we had to walk on gets crazy dark at night.

VIDEO: Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Reptilian Conspiracy Theory

VIDEO: Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Reptilian Conspiracy Theory

You may heard the term “Reptilian” in paranormal, cryptid, and alien conspiracy circles, but what are they, exactly? The Reptilian concept was brought to popularity by David Icke in his 1999 book The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World. In the book, Icke posits that society could be controlled by humanoid reptiles, generating the term Reptilians. While it may sound like a really strange and even unbelievable theory (but isn’t that the nature of conspiracy theories?), there are many who hold it as truth, with approximately 12 million Americans believing there is a conspiracy against humans perpetrated by the Reptilians.

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:

BLOG: Scary Pictures of Shadow People Caught on Camera

BLOG: Scary Pictures of Shadow People Caught on Camera

Did you really see that? Out of the corner of your eye - something quick, something dark. It kind of looked like… well, like a person. But when you turn your head, you see… nothing. Was it just your imagination? Now you second-guess yourself, thinking your mind was playing tricks on you. After all, there’s nobody there. It’s only shadows… right?

Written Confession: Is It a Ghost Head or Just a Trick of the Light?

Written Confession: Is It a Ghost Head or Just a Trick of the Light?

“In this copy I increased the contrast because the original was in a very low light setting. My mom was trying to take pictures of the sunset from her bungalow. That is a tree stump that it appears to be standing behind. And a chair to the right. My mom was about 5 feet from the tree stump when she took the picture. The tree stump was only about 2 feet tall. I will send you a second picture that she took with the figure absent from a slightly different angle. She was the only person on this private beach that extended out to the shoreline. To me, it looks like a young boy. To my 6 year old daughter it looks like a dragon with its mouth open lol.  So to each their own! Oh, one observation I made, the tree stump has 3 “tiers” kinda like a cake.  The middle tier becomes obstructed in the picture with the figure.  Almost makes me think the apparition is in front of and not behind the tree stump. If it is in fact an apparition.  Just a thought!”

Written Confession: The Dancing Fiend

Written Confession: The Dancing Fiend

“About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I've always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a night person, went to sleep. To pass the time, I used to go for long walks and spend the time thinking.

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:

VIDEO: 5 Creepy & Incredibly Mysterious Videos That Need an Explanation

VIDEO: 5 Creepy & Incredibly Mysterious Videos That Need an Explanation

Who doesn’t love a good “mysterious videos that cannot be explained” compilation?! The Internet is basically an endless universe of unexplainable, unusual, and just plain weird video clips, but that doesn’t stop us from watching! From an alleged mythical humanoid caught on camera, to a haunted highway, to a burned out building with an unexpected inhabitant, here are 5 more mysterious videos to scrutinize and hypothesize: