In any medium, there are tales and mysteries that boggle the mind. Many are false, but there are a few that true that make you wonder how it ever could have happened.
Singularity – The advent of Artificial Intelligence that exceeds that of its human creators. Along with becoming smarter than humans, these computers and machines also gain sentience and break free from the control of their human creators. Civilization is forever changed – but for better or worse is up for debate.
Playing Paranormal is the latest feature here at Paranoid Gamer. The idea is simple: to profile all of our favorite video game monsters/creatures and the creative minds behind them. For our inaugural episode we’re profiling one of the greats, one of the most iconic creatures from gaming’s past: Pyramid Head.
The Banshee is a creature of legend in Irish folklore. It is said to be a fairy woman that visits people, foretelling their deaths. Banshees are known for their blood curdling shrieks that are said to be heard near someone who is going to die soon. Banshees aren’t necessarily evil, at least not the Irish version. It is only American folklore that considers this creature to be a menacing force that preys on human beings.
Constructed between 1531-1536 and commissioned by King Henry VIII, St James’s Palace was built upon the site of the former leper hospital in dedication to Saint James the Less. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of Joseph Sellis, Valet to Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, who himself was the brother of George IV and William IV.(more…)
Considered by Time Magazine to be the most haunted house in America, Whaley House was home to a countless amount of people, and has experienced much activity in its history.
In our newest paranormal feature we will be taking a look at various creatures and spirits who are not altogether of this world. Gathered from various sources of mythologies and sightings, these are the things that go bump in the night. First up: the Japanese vengeance spirit Onryo.(more…)
Built in Ireland around 1798, Charleville is a castle with a colorful history behind it. In fact, even the grounds that it was built upon have a history of their own. It is surrounded by an old forest that once belonged to the druids, ancient priests that to this day remain largely a mystery. Some guests that have spent the night in Charleville Castle claim to witness hooded figures that appear to be performing rituals.
For the majority of the population, the world is a rich visual palette that gives depth and texture to the things we see around us. The panoramic explosion of color in a a fireworks display, the muted tones at a formal gathering, or the riot of hues on display at a Mardi Gras celebration, these are all examples of situations in which color is such an integral part of the experience that one cannot imagine anything different. So as far as colors are concerned, we can already see all there is to see… right?(more…)
Empathy is the “intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.” But claims exist that some individuals take this innate human capacity a step further into the paranormal, and are able to precisely synchronize their emotional state with that of another person, or alternatively, project their own emotions onto the psyche of others around them. This is distinct from telepathy, in which an individual is believed to literally read another person’s thoughts, much as one would read this article. Paranormal empaths would be individuals who are able to forcibly alter someone else’s emotional registry. Can any evidence of such a phenomenon be found?(more…)
Opened on March 17th, 1912, this children’s home would be housing roughly 2,500 male orphans over the course of 66 years.
Human beings have evolved a highly sophisticated capacity to receive and process information from their surrounding environment. While most of us take our traditional five senses for granted, there are individuals who function with fewer than five, yet what they are able to achieve with the senses they do possess borders on a precociousness that seems superhuman.