Being as we will soon be departing the year 2017 and moving into yet another new age, I thought it’d be appropriate to remind ourselves of the paranormal stories that have surrounded us each and every day throughout this year! It really does astonish me just how many people can relate to similar ghost stories and share alike paranormal experiences of their own.I feel the unknown will fascinate all of us at some point in our lives and it will continue to do so in the years to come.
I have met some amazing people this year and I look forward to working with many of you in 2018, but, until then, let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable ghost stories that hit the news in 2017!
01. JANUARY – Mysterious Piano playing.
The first story to kick us off for January hit the news when paranormal investigators discovered that a piano had been playing by itself after later looking back at footage from a locked off camera. This took place at The Village in Mansfield, a place I have investigated myself a few times in the past and I have to admit, it’s never been short of activity.
I absolutely love the video attached to this article so it’s well worth reading all of it and watching! I personally have met Lee Roberts a few times and I can say from experience he’s very much a no BS kind of guy and the team are very experienced and trust worthy investigators. There is no doubt in my mind about the authenticity of this video and the story…
….. oh, and the reactions to the activity were priceless (LOL) thanks for sharing guys! Hope to see more from you in the future!
02. FEBRUARY – Ghost Child.
The second story that caught my attention hit the headlines in Feb. I have looked into this story quite a bit, now I personally can’t make out much myself on the video, although I can see some kind of movement, though if it’s paranormal, I can’t comment, I wasn’t there to see for myself!
In the article it states ‘Several nurses at Cordoba Children’s Hospital, in Argentina, claim to have seen the supernatural being several times in a matter of hours’
This I do not doubt. It’s not uncommon for those who work in this kind of environment to witness paranormal activity, in fact, I have many friends who work as nurses / care home assistants who all have some kind of ghostly encounter to speak of and it truly does fascinate me!
03. MARCH – Presidential Ghost.
I remember hearing about the above story though I never really looked much into it until now. So the president of Brazil and his wife moved out of their luxury home due to ghosts?!
I think that’s pretty amazing considering this guys social status and he actually had no issue with talking about the matter, believing bad spirits were on the grounds of his property, apparently they even had a priest come in to try and bless it!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard Brazil is nice this time of year? – although I have a feeling it’d take more than hopping over a fence to investigate this place! (Cue the mission impossible theme tune)
04. APRIL – Most Haunted.
Legendary Most Haunted hitting the news in April when they captured what they believe is to be an apparition!
Oh come on, I couldn’t leave these guys out! I know a lot of people have opinions about them, both good and bad and honestly I tend not to get involved in the paranormal politics of it all.
At the end of the day, real, not real. These guys are for entertaining purposes and it was a big story to hit the news in the paranormal field. Give the article a read, watch the video and make up your own minds.
05. MAY – Newsham Ghost.
The Newsham Asylum Ghost Lady mystery hit the headlines in May. Have a read of the story!
I have investigated Newsham once in the past and admittedly, the place really did freak me out big time! It has an atmosphere like no other and when your imagination is running wild on what could of happened inside of its walls, it only makes your anxiety worse! (PLUS, not a huge fan of hospitals, asylums or churches! Everyone has their limits, these are mine!)
Apparently on this particular article a woman did come forward and say it was actually herself in the photo….. though this was only through a comment on the actual article. Nothing was said to the team in question about it? So if it’s true, who knows?
I guess this one will always be a mystery! It’s a pretty cool picture though, regardless.
06. JUNE – Haunted Roads.
The haunted road, Australia, hitting the news in June! I actually really enjoyed reading this article, but, I am a huge believer in haunted roads!
Only because I once had an experience myself right here in Leicester! I was actually travelling to see friends in Nottingham when both myself and my mum saw a man wandering into the road, we were both about to warn the driver about this when he made it to the edge of the road and then dissipated into nothing right in front of us. He was just a grey blury figure.
Now if it was just me who saw this then fair enough, I’d question myself over and over again, but having another person see exactly the same thing? I can’t explain it.
So… haunted roads, what do you think?
Spooky drive anyone?
07. JULY – The Ghostly maid.
This hit the news in July and I can actually clearly remember this one and I’ve probably watched the video like 500 times in the past few months!
As far as I can see, no one from the museum actually came forward to say if this figure was an actual person or not, I’m guessing they may have people that dress up from time to time? Who knows! It is known that a servant perished in a fire here, so it could have been possible for someone to spot her apparition … by accident.
Another great story and mystery!
08. AUGUST – Snapchat Ghost.
The snapchat Ghost hitting the news in August. Now don’t lie, we all the love the Snapchat filters, I typically annoy my friends with them on a daily basis when they put a new one on, though admittedly, I’ve never had the face recognition pick up another person that wasn’t there!
Apparently this can be explained, apparently it happens a lot? Well, it’s not happened to me yet. IF it had, i’d probably no longer have a phone as I’d of freaked out and threw it against the wall or something….. Just saying.
The photo is actually pretty cool! And it does look like a face…..
09. SEPTEMBER – Zak’s Haunted Museum.
Haunted museum news in September! Okay so this was not exactly a ghost story, but it was exciting news all the same!
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of ghost adventures and I have been since the very first series, so the fact that Zak Bagans has opened a museum of paranormal oddities is pretty damn amazing.
Already planning my trip for 2019… Need to get saving the pennies first though!
- OCTOBER – Bolsover Castle.
I actually love this castle and I’ve visited it in the past – It has over 900 years of history inside its walls and there wouldn’t be any doubt in my mind about its paranormal activity.
Interestingly, the majority of the people coming forward with ghost stories are actually employees at the castle, so the people who spend each and every day of their lives there…. who would honestly know the place better than them?
Give this a read! Very interesting – would love to investigate it!
- NOVEMBER – Bodmin Jail.
Now this place has always been reputed to be a paranormal hotspot in the UK and it’s definitely on my list of places to investigate next year! Just the sheer history of the place is enough to get any paranormal investigators taste buds tingling!
I have watched the video attached to this many times in the last month and I have to admit, I do believe it. Everyone of course has their own opinion on this as usual and so this again will always remain a mystery!
All I can say is, I can’t wait to visit this place in the new year and check out the activity for myself first hand!
- DECEMBER – Intimate Ghostly Encounters.
This story hit in early December, so it’s still quite fresh, I looked into this after the lady made an appearance on this morning. (Breakfast UK TV)
….. Hey, I’m not disputing the fact that this does or doesn’t happen…. still happens….. All I’m saying is, I think I’ll leave this one be and not bother to do any research or look more into it, because honestly, I’m not quite sure I want to see the hard evidence……………
And on that note….
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and you enjoyed this trip down memory lane!
I’d like to wish you all a happy new year! may it be filled with many more ghost stories and spooky encounters.
Until next time……