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lpbestiary: In Japanese folklore, the furarib…

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In Japanese folklore, the furaribi is a yōkai depicted as a fire-wreathed bird-like animal with a dog’s face. Appearing in books and art from the Edo period, including the famous Illustrated Night Parade of a Hundred Demons, little is actually known about the furaribi’s nature.

The most common theory regarding the furaribi is that it is the spirit of one not given a proper memorial after their death, dooming them to wander the Earth and eventually transform into its usual fiery countenance.

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blogparanormalexpresso2stuff: 7 Chilling Pa…

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7 Chilling Paranormal Mysteries

Posted on October 16, 2016 by ghostghoul

We’ve all heard ghost stories about creepy things happening to “a friend of a friend” or a distant relative in another city. But what about the stories that are more than just urban legends or anecdotal accounts? What about the stories reported on by reputable sources? Those that make national headlines and involve one or more credible witnesses? Believe it or not, stories like these do exist. And they’re more common than you might think. With than in mind, here are seven paranormal mysteries that will give you chills.

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Castle Ghosts of the British Isles: Ireland (P…

Castle Ghosts of the British Isles: Ireland (Paranormal Documentary):

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Published on Sep 7, 2014

Castle Ghosts of the British Isles: Ireland (Paranormal Documentary)

Meet the unearthly residents of Britain’s most haunted homes in this spine-chilling investigation of legendary ghosts. Eerie reenactments shot on location make you tremble through England’ s Sudeley Castle, Mucaster Castle and the Tower of London. Shiver through Scotland’s notorious Glamis, Duntrune and Fyvie Castles. Steel your nerves in Ireland’s mystical Leap Castle and Castle Leslie. And linger if you dare in the brooding mountains, valleys and castles of Wales, where dastardly deeds still stir the air.

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Ireland, the land of saints and scholars, of poets and fairies, is also a country of legends and myths. Castle Ghosts of Ireland is a journey to this land rich in mystery and ancient lore, exploring the eerie halls of Leap Castle & Castle Leslie, where a history of the supernatural and an aura of mysticism abound. Scotland has a turbulent past, filled with bloody feuds, heroic deeds and dark treachery.

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lpbestiary: In Māori mythology, Punga is the …

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In Māori mythology, Punga is the ancestor of sharks, rays, lizards and all distorted, ugly things. It is said that all deformed things are Punga’s children, hence the expression “Te aitanga a Punga” (the offspring of Punga) sometimes being used to describe a physically unattractive person.

Punga is the son of Tangaroa, the god of the sea. He also has two sons himself, Ikatere and Tū-te-wehiwehi, who are the ancestors of certain fish and lizards respectively.

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newyorkparanormal: Sleepy Hollow In the boso…

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Sleepy Hollow

In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town. This name was given, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days. Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic.

 “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” – Washington Irving

Anyone familiar with the area now called “Sleepy Hollow” should be well-versed in its peculiar “history,” or at least its peculiar legend.  What is now considered Sleepy Hollow was once North Tarrytown and the site of one of America’s most famous ghost stories.

According to Irving’s tale, there were many ghosts and ghouls said to haunt the town and it was those stories that sparked the imagination of one school teacher, Ichabod Crane.  Though it is implied through Irving’s words that the most famous of those spectres, a headless Hessian horseman said to chase individuals before vanishing in a flash, was the work of a romantic rival, this has not stopped Sleepy Hollow from being unofficially called one of the most haunted towns in America–and nor should it, according to plenty of current residents.

Within Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, it is said that there is a statue that weeps with soft though audible cries and some have even claimed to have felt wetness upon those cold cheeks.  Dubbed “The Bronze Lady,” most of the witness testimony found is that of young teens and children who are often the most daring when pressured to investigate.  The statue dates back to 1903 and has been a staple to the cemetery’s aesthetic for a long time since.  Other notable ghost stories include sightings of Washington Irving himself wandering about in what is supposedly his old home on the bank of the Hudson, Major John Andre, a Revolutionary War figure involved with Benedict Arnold who is even mentioned in Irving’s tale, and a woman named Hulda the Witch who fought for her home against the British despite having been feared and despised by her neighbors.

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Why I do not go near Ouija boards.

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I know I mentioned in a previous post that a lot of people around here are very firmly against using Ouija boards and similar tools, regardless of one’s skills and experience in dealing with the paranormal and/or supernatural, and I’m gonna expand on it just this once. This is, of course, my personal opinion on the matter, and not a claim to any sort of universal, objective stance. This is how I was taught, and what I’ve concluded after years of thinking and reading up on it.

In Sweden, teenagers like to play around with a “home-made” version of the Ouija board, that we call “Anden i glaset” (the spirit in the glass), which is usually performed on a home made board with the alphabet and all the other things you’d find on a regular Ouija board, and a drinking glass is used as the planchette. The procedure is the same, as is – unfortunately – the results.

I consider Ouija board to be doorways, and the use of them to be open invitations. As opposed to when you attempt to contact spirits on locations, you have no control over who or what will accept your invitation to come through. Usually, I describe it as opening the lid to an old, deep mine shaft; you can’t see how deep it is, or what’s in there. But you’re up there in the light, and the things in the mine shaft can definitely see you.
When you contact spirits on location, you’re setting up a limiter for what you’re contacting; you’re trying to talk to whatever spirit is there at the location. Meaning, the ones who are already here and that we can more easily prepare ourselves to deal with if they should be of a more negative type. You are in control of the situation. 
The same goes for many different methods of summoning spirits, or using tools to contact them – because, again, you are setting up firm boundaries regarding what spirits you want to talk to, and the extent to which they can communicate with you.

With an Ouija board, you’re going in blind. You’re opening a doorway, but have no way of controlling what comes through that doorway. You just made a come one, come all type invitation, and anything and anyone looking to come through will grab the opportunity when you present it to them. 
This is why so many demonic encounters, hauntings, oppressions, and flat out possessions happen in the wake of people using Ouija boards – especially when those using the board are either 1) young people, or 2) people who don’t believe it really works, and therefore do not take the risks seriously. 

Demonic entities are intelligent, as we already know, and they will happily pretend to be benign entities for as long as they need to if that means they’ll get to safely act out their plans once the board has been put aside and people won’t expect anything to happen.

But Loke, you might object, should you really say anything about this topic since you’ve never used a board yourself?
Yes, yes I should. I was forbidden from using Ouija boards, or participate in anden i glaset, or any similar practices for very good reasons. Teenagers are vulnerable to malevolent entities, because they generally have so much energy and stuff shifting around in them, since they’re growing and developing into adulthood. This is pretty well known, I think, and it’s an important fact. When your energy is unstable, your defenses are weaker, which makes you vulnerable. This gets extra serious if you are sensitive, because you are going to be a very big target. They’ll want you, because you’re sensitive, and you’ll be so much more fun to play with.

But I have seen the effects of these practices. People around me who played with the boards, who had some very disturbing things happen to them and their lives afterwards. There were threats to them and their families, hauntings, oppressions, some really suspicious cases of “bad luck” ending in physical injuries, attacks, etc. Then, of course, adding to that all the documented cases around the world where things have gone even further. 

So for me, this is is a case of “know that you are human, and that you are not invincible”. In other words, don’t mess with things you can’t fully understand or control. And thus, I stay as far away from these things as I can, and do my work in ways I am comfortable and experienced in.

Naturally, there are very experienced people out there using Oujia boards as part of their practice, and I neither can nor will say anything about that. I still don’t approve of the boards, but I would never tell an experienced sensitive/medium/magic worker how they can and cannot practice.

But when it comes to the other people – the teenagers, the people thinking it’s a funny game, the people who don’t believe in it and thus don’t feel the need for caution – I will remain very firmly against using it.

To me, the price and the risks will just never be worth it.