New York Times: Quarantining With a Ghost? It’s Scary

New York Times: Quarantining With a Ghost? It’s Scary. “For those whose experience of self-isolation involves what they to believe to be a ghost, their days are punctuated not just by Zoom meetings or home schooling, but by disembodied voices, shadowy figures, misbehaving electronics, invisible cats cozying up on couches, caresses from hands that aren’t there and even, in some cases — to borrow the technical parlance of ‘Ghostbusters’ — free-floating, full-torso vaporous apparitions. Some of these people are frightened, of course. Others say they just appreciate the company.”

University of Manitoba: The University of Manitoba’s archive of the paranormal just became a little more extraordinary

University of Manitoba: The University of Manitoba’s archive of the paranormal just became a little more extraordinary. “The University of Manitoba’s collection of the paranormal just got a little further out of this world. In October, the university’s archives and special collections unit received a private donation by Canadian ufologist Chris Rutkowski of some 30,000 UFO-related materials. It all adds to the university’s already impressive Psychical Research and Spiritualism Collections, making it a hub for paranormal archival research in Canada.” This story was ringing a bell with me and I couldn’t figure out what it was until I realized I was confusing it with the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick and its donation of UFO materials from Stanton Friedman.UfOH, CANADA….

A Big Archive of Occult Recordings: Historic Audio Lets You Hear Trances, Paranormal Music, Glossolalia & Other Strange Sounds (1905-2007) (Open Culture)

New-to-Me, from Open Culture: A Big Archive of Occult Recordings: Historic Audio Lets You Hear Trances, Paranormal Music, Glossolalia & Other Strange Sounds (1905-2007). “We’ve all had our wits scared out of us by films, images, and the written word, but somehow few forms work their haunting magic quite so effectively as sound alone. Think of the snap of the twig in the woods or the creak of the staircase in the empty house — or, to take it farther, the sound of possessed children speaking in tongues. You can hear recordings of that and other unusual phenomena at Ubuweb, which hosts the collection Occult Voices – Paranormal Music, Recordings of Unseen Intelligences 1905-2007.”

Exploring the Salem Witch Trials Via Google Expeditions

A new set of Google Expeditions lets you explore the Salem Witch Trials. “The new Expeditions invite you to explore the landmarks from the Trials including the Witch House, the home of Witch Trials Judge Jonathan Corwin, and The House of Seven Gables, which tells the story of the writer Nathaniel Hawthorne and his connection to the events of the Salem Witch Trials. This Halloween, students everywhere can take part in learning about this chapter of history.”