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!”

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!

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.

NEWS: Travel Channel’s 8 Best States to See Bigfoot

NEWS: Travel Channel’s 8 Best States to See Bigfoot

If you're a Bigfoot believer living in any of these following states, rejoice! You probably stand the greatest chance of spying the Big guy out of anyone else in the continental United States. For the first time ever, the Travel Channel recently released a list of the best 8 states to see Bigfoot.

BLOG: 16 Scary Things People Experienced in the Woods

BLOG: 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.

NEWS: Navy Will Not Make UFO Reports Public

NEWS: Navy Will Not Make UFO Reports Public

On the heels of the announcement that the U.S. Navy would draft formal procedures for pilots to seriously and credibly report UFO sightings, the Navy has also issued a statement that the contents of these reports will not be made public. Read the developing story from the Washington Post below:

BLOG: 8 Things to Do on National Paranormal Day

BLOG: 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:

NEWS: Indian Army Discovers Yeti Tracks in the Himalayas

NEWS: Indian Army Discovers Yeti Tracks in the Himalayas

Are you yeti for this? The Indian army believes it has discovered the tracks of the elusive snowy sasquatch, the Yeti, not far from Mount Everest. With footprints measuring 32 inches by 15 inches, even if they haven’t found the Yeti itself, they’ve certainly stumbled upon something mysterious and huge. Read the full article from NBC News below:

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:

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.

NEWS: Navy To Stop Dismissing Pilot Reports of UFO Sightings

NEWS: Navy To Stop Dismissing Pilot Reports of UFO Sightings

Frustrated pilots have finally persuaded the U.S. Navy to take their claims of UFO sightings seriously - does this mean that full UFO disclosure is on the horizon? Check out this breaking story from The Inquirer below, and share your thoughts and theories with us in the comments!