The Dark Mirror: The Haunted Object Terrifying Hundreds

The Disturbing Case of the Dark Mirror: Investigating the Haunted Object That’s Terrified Hundreds

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Haunted objects are a fickle thing. Many people claim to own them, some collect them, and even more people sell them. Unfortunately, regardless of how creepy your vintage doll looks or how authentic your cursed idol is, most haunted objects carry a bad case of stage fright, flat out refusing to perform to the public, opting instead to reveal their true nature in the middle of the night, just out of the view of security cameras and skeptics.

For most of us, the closest we’ll ever get to experiencing the menace behind a haunted object is when it’s inevitably turned into a big screen spinoff of The Conjuring.

At least that’s what I thought until I met the Dark Mirror, a mysterious piece of glass that’s managed to terrify hundreds of people, from skeptics to believers, in just a few short months. Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.

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Over the last 15 years of tracking down cryptozoological monsters and paranormal mysteries, I’ve collected a good assortment of items that are allegedly haunted. Some of them are connected to famous cases like The Amityville Horror, most are relics from strange cases I’ve investigated, and a few of them were simply given to me by their former owners, many of them paranormal researchers themselves.

After awhile, I started to realize that keeping these things locked up in Planet Weird HQ was a waste, so I formed The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult with my wife Dana. Over the last year the museum has visited loads of conferences and events across the country, including many held in some of the most iconic haunted hotspots in paranormal history. We don’t sell anything and we don’t charge anyone to see the pieces, we just plain enjoy doing it.

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As word of the museum spread, so did the size of our display. More and more people began to reach out with stories of their own haunted objects, eager to send us a troublesome Ouija planchette, an eerie painting, or even things as mundane as a patch of graveyard dirt.

You might think with all of these spooky things lining the shelves at Weird HQ, we’d be swimming in the ectoplasmic residue of a multitude of ghosts, but to be perfectly honest, most of these things don’t so much as as rattle in the middle of the night, with most of their “creep factor” stemming from a frightening backstory or an off-putting appearance. In fact, it wasn’t until this week that we started needing to lock up some of the items at the HQ rather than keep them on display.

Sometimes all it takes is introducing one bad apple and the whole bushel turns rotten.

The Dark Mirror Arrives: A Brief History of Evil

Back in June, we were approached by a woman about an item that had started to cause particular strain on her family. We’ll call her “Sarah”. Sarah told us that after visiting a yearly Psychic Expo, her mother had taken an interest in black mirror scrying, purchasing her own mirror at the event.

Even if you don’t know it by name, if you’ve ever seen someone gaze into a crystal ball, you’re familiar with the concept of scrying. Since at least the 10th century, scryers have used reflective stones, bowls of water, and dark glass in order to induce a trancelike state they use to see the future, speak with the dead, or perform certain magic rituals. Hell, Joseph Smith even used scrying to help found the Latter Day Saints movement back in the 1820s.

Thanks to popularization by folks like Rosemary Ellen Guiley, scrying is starting to see a bit of a modern resurgence, but not in the pop-culture form which most people are familiar with. Instead of using a crystal ball, “black mirrors” have become the preferred method of divination, and it’s not hard to find them on Etsy, eBay, or lining booths at New Age Expos like the one Sarah’s mother attended.

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Sarah told us that in the weeks that followed the expo, her mother became increasingly distant as she practiced her scrying with the new mirror. When she could manage to get her mother on the phone, her conversations were vacant and full of “gloom and doom”. Eventually, Sarah’s mother confided that no matter how hard she tried, her scrying attempts were less than successful. In fact, she believed that there was something wrong with her mirror.

As Sarah’s mother became more and more withdrawn and obsessed with perfecting her divination, Sarah finally decided to step in, visiting her mother’s home and demanding to see the mirror herself. Her mother, visibly distraught, opened a closet and pulled out a small frame draped in a black veil. When Sarah asked her mother why she’d been keeping the mirror covered and locked away, she broke down in tears and replied that it was simply “evil”. Sarah kept the mirror wrapped in its cloth, stuffed it in a box, and took it home with her.

Shortly afterwards, Sarah got in touch with us and admitted that while she had decided to chalk most of the events up to an elderly woman taking her hobbies too seriously, she still couldn’t shake the heebie-jeebies the scrying mirror gave her. Under the condition of anonymity (and regular updates), she donated the mirror the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult. We cleared a display space for it in the living room, and like most of our items, it sat there quietly and without issue.

As curious as I was was, I’d only taken a peek at the mirror. Why? Because I was scared. Not scared of the mirror’s alleged powers, but scared that it would have no effect, thus ruining my enthusiasm for an interesting artifact with a spooky history. For about a week, the mirror sat on the mantle, no different than any other frame in the house, save for its black veil.

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The Woman Who Saw Her Own Corpse

On the morning of June 20th, we surveyed our weird collection of paranormal ephemera and began packing up the pieces we wanted to display at the museum’s latest stop: the Perryville Battlefield in support of Ghost Adventures‘ Nick Groff. Eager to share the new object and its story, I grabbed the scrying mirror and placed it in our travel box. This would be its first time on public display.

It’s not an unusual occurrence for the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal to draw a crowd before being completely set up, and within minutes of unloading our boxes, guests were already inquiring as to what was hidden under the black veil. After recounting the history of the item, I reiterated one of the biggest draws of our traveling display: if you’d like to hold it, use it, experiment with it, or test it, be our guest, the caveat being that you do so only at your own risk. One woman waved her arms and bellowed a hearty “hell no!”, others pursed their lips and squinted their eyes while they weighed the pros and cons, but one woman wasted no time reaching down, grabbing the mirror, and ripping off the veil. She only gazed into the glinting black glass for about thirty seconds before her expression changed from incredulity to horror.  She quickly slammed the frame face down on the table, her eyes wide with shock.

“So, what did you just see?” I nervously inquired.

“I saw my own decomposing corpse looking back at me,” she stammered. “That’s a dark mirror. I should not have done that. I need to go say a prayer. Excuse me.”

The lady wandered off quietly, and the name stuck. For the rest of the event, guests were whispering about the Dark Mirror, some eventually building up the courage to come and try it out for themselves. For many, the scariest thing they saw was their own reflection, but for the rest, the negative reactions were coming in so often and so aggressively that I began to wonder if I needed to rework our disclaimer.

Reports of strange visions, warping faces, and a general sense of dread were pouring in from the mirror gazers. Later in the evening, one woman decided to press her palm to the surface of the black glass and wound up spending the next two hours violently polishing the mirror in an attempt to get the imprint to disappear. She too had claimed to see her own corpse in the reflection, along with other visions she refused to repeat, and it wasn’t until she threatened to smash the mirror that her palm finally faded from the glass.

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The mirror wasn’t quite the same when we brought it home, or maybe I wasn’t. After we had unpacked our collection and returned the items to their usual places, I began to notice myself staring “off into space”, and when snapped back to awareness, realizing that I’d been staring at the covered mirror the whole time. I’d started to feel a strong urge to gaze into black glass. Maybe I was just subconsciously weirded out by the disturbing reports of those who’d gazed, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that the mirror wanted me to use it. Whether it was own mind playing tricks on me or not, I resisted.

The Taste of Blood: The Dark Mirror Gets Physical

The following month, the museum was visiting Pennsylvania’s infamous Pennhurst Asylum when the mirror once again became the centerpiece for weirdness. We still had an hour to go before doors opened to the public, but the caretakers of the property, the Pennhurst Paranormal Association, were checking out the table and inquired about the mirror. As usual, I gave the history and then the option to try it out themselves. One woman, who referred to herself as the group skeptic, decided to give it a whirl. Moments later she was telling us that she’d watched her mouth whisper to her even though we could all vouch that her mouth had never moved.

Throughout the rest of the night, the reports from gazers were twice as creepy as before, if not more-so. One particularly large and imposing man, upon seeing the commotion the mirror was causing, shrugged off the warnings from bystanders and laughed as held the mirror at arm’s length and stared deeply, only to stagger backwards and nearly drop the piece, yelling a string of profanities the whole time. The man claims he’d watched another person, who looked exactly like himself, peer around from behind his reflection and walk away.

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Unlike the Perryville Battlefield event, the experiences this time weren’t simply constrained to visual strangeness. Nearly half a dozen gazers reported the feeling of electricity coursing from the mirror’s frame as they held it, even rubbing their sore arms afterwards. Some complained of headaches after staring into it. One woman vividly described the feeling, and taste, of her mouth filling with blood.

When it came time for the guests to begin their paranormal investigations of the property, Jennifer Kirkland, one of the organizers of the Nick Groff Tour and investigator with SHOCK Paranormal, took the Dark Mirror to one of Pennhurst’s quiet rooms for her own experiment. Half an hour later she returned, her eyes wide, telling us how she’d watched people who weren’t there mill around the empty room.

When we arrived home from the event, I placed the Dark Mirror back on its usual shelf and collapsed from exhaustion after an eight hour drive. When I woke up, I noticed that both of our cats were sitting in the chair at the far end the living room, doing that hilarious head-bobble thing they do when they see a squirrel out the window. That’s when I realized that not only do they never sit in the same chair at once, but that they weren’t looking out the window at all. They were looking at the mirror… and it was uncovered, its veil lying on the floor.

Sure, maybe the cats pulled the veil off and got spooked. Maybe I was so tired after the drive that I made a half-assed attempt at covering the mirror before giving up and crashing. Maybe the wind did it. As I picked the frame up and went to cover it, the cats scattered and and ran into the next room. In fact, the cats would go nowhere near the mirror, even going into hiding when presented with it.

For the next several days it continued. Each morning we’d walk into the living room, pausing quietly when we found the unveiled mirror glinting in the sunlight. The mirror was uncovering itself at night.

I pulled out the motion activated trail camera that we’d snagged for our Bigfoot hunting adventures, mounted it on a tripod, and for the next week, pointed it at the Dark Mirror every night before bed.

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Not only did I find the mirror uncovered three out of those seven nights, but the camera memory card was empty each time. No cats, no wind, nothing. Even stranger, on day seven, I went to check the SD card, only to find it had been corrupted. I can tell that it has nearly 100 megabytes of used space, but it refuses to open. Any attempt to even format the card fails, creating a status bar that keeps growing to infinity.

Live On Air: The Ohio State Reformatory Incident

A few weeks ago, we displayed the museum at Ohio State Reformatory (where I’d previously had a frightening experience that I still can’t explain) for Unity: A Journey of Hope’s annual LOCKDOWN fundraiser, and again, the Dark Mirror was willing to perform. No corpses this time, but instead, at least three separate guests reported watching a “black mass” hover near their left shoulder, while others claimed to see themselves age forty years.

The highlight though, came when Brock and Dave, the guys from Paramania Radio, invited me to sit down for a live interview, during which someone hands me the mirror. I’m sure you can tell where this is going.

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After a bit of coaxing from Dave, who was back in studio, Brock, who was seated next to me, decided that he would give the mirror a try live on air. With an exclamation of “holy shit!”, Brock described watching his face distort as a twisted grin spread across his face. He covered it up and refused to look into it any further. You can hear the broadcast here (the bit with the mirror starts around 1:28.25).

That about brings us up to date, and to the current issue with which we’re attempting to deal with at Weird HQ. You see, it seems that that Dark Mirror is a bad influence. Not just on the people who dare to gaze into it, but on the objects that it’s displayed with. Suddenly and for the first time, many of the objects that were presented to us as haunted are starting actually act that way; the Haunted Painting as finally tossed itself from a wall, the creepy doll named Ruby has mysteriously disappeared, and while neither of us have seen it, we’re pretty sure we’ve heard the charred Ouija planchette sliding around in its glass display case late at night.

For that reason, we don’t keep the mirror on display in our living room anymore. Instead, we’ve wrapped it in a sheet, draped a rosary over it, and locked it in a chest. It’s only been a few days, but so far, nothing out of the ordinary, and the other objects seem back to “normal”, or as normal as they can get, anyway.

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Feeding on Fear: Reflections on the Dark Mirror

After coming into possession of the Dark Mirror and watching hundreds of people have their own terrifying experiences while using it, it’s our belief that the piece isn’t exactly “haunted” per se, but an object that seems to feed on human interaction, even fear. In the beginning, The Dark Mirror was just another object with an intriguing story behind it, but as we began to feed it a steady stream of freaked out experiencers in haunted locations across the country, it became pretty easy to see that the mirror was affected by all the attention. It took Sarah’s mother several weeks of regular, individual scrying sessions for her interactions with the mirror to come to a head, but for three months we’ve been feeding it a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet.

While we’re still in the very early stages of experimenting with the mirror, it’s clear that it has an effect on its surroundings, enhancing and influencing already strange objects and places. After being handled by a few hundred people and reintroducing it to Weird HQ, many items which never showed any kind of activity started to exhibit anomalous behavior. Objects that were allegedly haunted started to actually act haunted for the first time.  But why?

It’s as if the Dark Mirror is acting as a kind of battery. After each event, the phenomena that the mirror exhibits gets a little harder to ignore, leading me to believe that by allowing the brave and the curious gaze into the mirror, not to mention doing so in some of the world’s most haunted places, we’re “charging it”. In turn, it seems like the “juice” gets used not just by the Dark Mirror, but by other objects as well.

There is some precedence for this kind of “storage”. Throughout history, a number of cultures believed that mirrors had the power to capture energy, even souls. Serbo-Croatian cultures would bury their dead with a mirror in order to trap the soul of the deceased, preventing it from wandering the Earth for the rest of eternity. Even before that, mirrors were believed to act a kind of portal to the “spiritual realm”, and that they could be used to capture and contain evil spirits… only to release them later.

Like most folklore, it’s easy to for some to dismiss these stories as tales told by the uneducated during superstitious time periods, but even modern day science lends credibility to the claim that mirrors can store energy. In fact, a lot of research into green energy is invested in the use of mirrors to trap and contain sunlight.

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Now for something really spooky. In 2011, a team of physicists claimed that they were able to use mirrors to turn “virtual” photons into real photons.

“According to theory, a mirror can absorb energy from virtual photons onto its surface and then re-emit that energy as real photons. The effect only works when the mirror is moving through a vacuum at nearly the speed of light — which is almost impossible for everyday mechanical devices.”

Did you catch that? What these physicists are saying is that they were able to take a reflection and pull it from the mirror and into reality. Granted, it takes a vacuum, the speed of light, and boatload of cash, but the precedent is there. If a photon that only exists in a reflection can pop out of a mirror and into reality, could something larger? Makes you think twice about playing “Bloody Mary”, doesn’t it?

Continued Observation of the Dark Mirror

Considering what we’ve seen from the Dark Mirror in just the last three months, the question now is, “should we continue to bring such an object to events?”

Of course! So far, while most experiences with the mirror have been downright scary, they haven’t been dangerous. Nothing has been flown through the air, no one has been possessed, and no one’s eyes have exploded. Yet. Why shouldn’t we share the mirror with as many investigators as possible? After all, how often has anyone had a strange object that liked performing in front of a crowd?

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The whole purpose of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult is to offer the curious the ability to get up close in personal with allegedly haunted items while allowing paranormal investigators test the objects for themselves. It’s rare enough to see someone who owns a haunted item offer it up for public scrutiny, and even rarer to find an item that so regularly interacts with a crowd. It seems like a real waste to keep that kind of thing locked up in a case or bound at the bottom of a river, particularly when so many are looking to have a paranormal experience of their own.

As we continue to pack up the Dark Mirror for events across the country, now with the added step of unlocking the big wooden chest where it’s stored, I’m just as excited as I am nervous to see what kind of charge it gets from the next crowd. Will we manifest a full body apparition? Can we get the mirror to intelligently interact with the latest ghost hunting gadgets? Will someone’s eyes explode? There’s only one way to find out, but I still won’t look into it.

Next month the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult is scheduled to appear on a friggin’ haunted island with Strange Escapes, and I’m more curious than ever to see how the Dark Mirror acts after being cooped up in a locked chest all month.

Just remember, you gaze at your own risk.


Have you gazed into the Dark Mirror at a past event and experienced something strange? Do you have a haunted object that’s been tormenting you? We want to hear from you! Drop us a line on Facebook, tweet us @WeirdHQ, or email me at [email protected] with your story and we might feature it in a future article.

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76 Comments

  1. Laura Hartman Roland

    08/17/2015 at 3:19 PM

    I really want to see this mirror

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 3:27 PM

      We’ve gotta bring it by Bobby Mackey’s sometime. Whether that’s a good idea or not, I don’t know, haha.

      • Sarah

        08/21/2015 at 7:16 PM

        Ohhh No no nooo,no way should that thing get near Bobby Mackey’s place!. I don’t know how he(Bobby) can be so stubborn. The ast I read or saw about his place he’s still saying it isn’t haunted. But then again,that ould hopefully make a believer out of him. And ya know, HE’D have to give the mirror a try just to prove his point.

    • Laura Hartman Roland

      08/17/2015 at 3:35 PM

      I think it’s an awesome idea. 🙂 We’ll have to work on that!

    • Bruce E. White

      08/17/2015 at 4:39 PM

      Bring your traveling museum to Atlanta. It would be a huge hit at DragonCon, if nowhere else.

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 4:52 PM

      Drop ’em a line and tell them to invite us! Apparently we were on the list of people they were thinking of asking to be part of their paranormal panel this year, but we never got a call. Bummer.

    • Jess Meunier

      08/17/2015 at 4:55 PM

      When are you guys making an appearance in Canada? It would sweet if you came to Ottawa at any point! I want to see this mirror too!

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 5:08 PM

      Dana is eager to visit her homeland. Know of any events happening in Ottawa? Drop ’em a line and tell them to invite us!

    • Laura Hartman Roland

      08/17/2015 at 5:30 PM

      Do you have any plans to go to Scarefest? Or ShadowCon in Ft. Wayne. Gatekeeper Paranormal will have a table at ShadowCon!

    • Bruce E. White

      08/17/2015 at 5:33 PM

      I’m on it .

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 6:07 PM

      Laura Hartman Roland – we were invited to Scarefest the last few years, even spoke at the last one (a lecture on how to be abducted by aliens, if you’re curious), but we didn’t get an invite this year, which sucks, because we’ve always had such a good time. If enough people pester them, maybe they’ll have us next year.

      No word from ShadowCon… yet!

    • Laura Hartman Roland

      08/17/2015 at 6:37 PM

      You have to be invited? Did not know that. I will send a message to the ShadowCon peeps

    • Natasha Collins-Lynn

      08/17/2015 at 7:41 PM

      Don’t bring it by Mackey’s!!!

  2. Mary Lynch

    08/17/2015 at 4:08 PM

    You need to bring your show to the UK 😀 Plenty of haunted places over here

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 4:13 PM

      Holy cow, if there was a UK event that wanted to host the museum, Planet Weird would be there in a heartbeat.

  3. Delia Summerfield

    08/17/2015 at 4:44 PM

    Wish there were events closer to me. I’d like to see the mirror.

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 5:05 PM

      If there are ever any in your area, let ’em know about the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and we’ll be there!

  4. Vedant Srivastava

    08/17/2015 at 4:47 PM

    finally one can get a non snow white response to ‘Mirror. Mirror…’

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 5:06 PM

      Mirror Mirror in the Museum, who’s the scariest ghost? Lemme see him.

    • Vedant Srivastava

      08/17/2015 at 5:08 PM

      you should so totally come to india. lots of cursed artifacts here!

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 5:20 PM

      We’d love to! In the meantime, if you stumble across anything particularly weird, drop it in the mail and send it our way. We’ll put it on display!

    • Mary Donnell

      10/31/2016 at 2:01 PM

      Except that now the line is “Magic Mirror”. It’s changed just like so many other things. Mandela Effect.

  5. Phelan lyman

    08/17/2015 at 12:06 PM

    I’d be interested in seeing your exhibit
    If you are planning on coming near Massachusetts I’d love to go

    • Greg Newkirk

      08/17/2015 at 1:33 PM

      Hey Phelan! We’re always up to bring the museum to any event anywhere. If you know of one happening in Massachusetts, drop ’em a line and ask them to have us. We’ll be there!

  6. Jackie Guyer

    08/17/2015 at 7:39 PM

    Too bad they don’t come to Missouri. It would be nice to see the mirror and other items.

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 8:15 PM

      We were just at the Missouri State Penn a few months ago! If you know of any events in MO that are in need of a traveling museum, let ’em know about us! We’ll be there.

    • Jackie Guyer

      08/17/2015 at 8:17 PM

      Wish I’d have known!

    • Week In Weird

      08/17/2015 at 8:36 PM

      We’ll be back when we get a chance!

  7. The

    08/17/2015 at 4:30 PM

    I gotta see this mirror! Got a schedule somewhere of where your traveling museum will pop up next?

    • Greg Newkirk

      08/17/2015 at 6:14 PM

      Hey! Right now the only confirmed dates are next month with Strange Escapes at Mackinac Island and we hope to officially announce that we’ll be at The Stanley for a Strange Escapes event in April. There’s some details on a few more throughout the end of the year that are being worked out, but we’ll see what happens. We keep a schedule of our museum events updated over at the Planet Weird website, so if you’re ever curious, check there!

      Also, don’t hesitate to get ahold of events in your area that you’d like to see us at. They don’t know to book us if people don’t ask!

  8. Lesly

    08/17/2015 at 5:21 PM

    If you make it to Arizona, we would love to check it out!

  9. Stacy

    08/17/2015 at 6:47 PM

    Bring the mirror to Nashville!!!!

  10. Natalia

    08/17/2015 at 10:04 PM

    Oh wow, that was such a fascinating read! Eerily similar to movie called ‘Oculus’. If you haven’t seen it, you should!

    I really hope you visit Toronto, Canada some day soon… (Maybe at the Psychic Fair in April?)

  11. Ken Summers

    08/17/2015 at 10:15 PM

    Proper scrying should be done in a completely dark environment lit by a single candle… but I’m not here to nitpick. 😉

    I experimented with scrying in my teens, though it was a normal mirror. Nothing ever happened, as much as I tried. Perhaps it’s time for me to give it another go. I’ve actually looked at scrying mirrors over the past year or so, and they’re usually expensive and not quite visually appealing. (I’m so damn picky about occult objects.)

    As a divination tool, the mirror has been used to see the future more than anything. Funerals, corpses, accidents… those are the most common visions people have. So for me, it’s not surprising. The mirror is doing its job.

    What probably freaks me out the most is the science experiment involving photons. Imagine a mirror able to trick you by showing you your evil doppelganger and that reflection stepping out as a flesh and blood person. Calling Rod Serling….

    Just a thought: maybe for storage, placing a mirror face-down on its surface to “contain” it and reflect it’s reflections back at it, locked in its own image? (Granted, that’s just an idea… while it could make things better, it could be a mistake.)

    The bell, as John Donne says, tolls for thee. We’re constantly reminded of our own mortality. Maybe the black mirror is just reflecting back our own fears instead of manifesting something dark. That could be anything from your own withered corpse gazing back at you or a sizable collection of creepy artifacts suddenly becoming haunted…

  12. Stacey

    08/18/2015 at 12:29 AM

    Guys if you ever go international, we’d love to see you in Australia!!!!!!

  13. Sage Salonga

    08/18/2015 at 2:06 PM

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  14. Dee Johnson

    08/18/2015 at 4:32 PM

    I had a dream once, when I was in my 20’s, where my cousin & I were at an antique auction house & came across an old dresser & mirror. When we looked into it our reflections were us as senior citizens. The thing was the younger you were when you looked into it, the older you would appear. Since one of your claims for the Dark Mirror is, “while others claimed to see themselves age forty years.”, I wonder if that’s what I would see if I looked into it. 🙂

    • Week In Weird

      08/18/2015 at 4:59 PM

      Guess you’ll just have to look and see, Dee….

  15. Patrick

    08/18/2015 at 12:27 PM

    Does your show ever make it up to Toronto or nearby? I’d love to see what you’ve got. Would not try the mirror, however.

  16. Corey Edward

    08/20/2015 at 11:19 AM

    Would you be willing to take the Million Dollar Challenge to prove that this mirror is haunted? If it’s as haunted as you say, it should be an easy win.

    • Greg Newkirk

      08/20/2015 at 11:37 AM

      I don’t think you understand how the million dollar challenge works. It’s for people, not things. I have no special powers.

      If you actually read the article, I don’t think the mirror is haunted per se, at least not in the sense most people are accustomed to. Whatever is happening with the mirror is pretty subjective, aside from the whole thing with pulling its veil off at night.

      But hell, they want to fly me out to Vegas and test the mirror, I’m down, though I’ve got a feeling they won’t give two shits.

  17. Stranger

    08/23/2015 at 5:12 PM

    Even looking at these photos of the mirror give me an odd feeling.

    • Alysha

      09/21/2015 at 10:23 AM

      Agreed. Before reading the article I scrolled down to look at the mirror. I got instant shivers and everything just felt WRONG. After that I scrolled quickly by the pictures. Can’t look at them.

  18. Ray

    08/24/2015 at 5:04 PM

    All kinds of ideas come to mind for psychological experiments come to mind as I read about this mirror. For starters how about placing it somewhere (a waiting room perhaps) where a large number of people would have the opportunity to look at it, though w/o being prompted to do so. The people would be kept waiting for some time and would later be interviewed about their impressions of the room. Hopefully a few would look into the mirror and if they saw something you could rule out the possibility that they were being influenced by things they had already heard about it.
    This is a variation on a classic scenerio where volunteers come in to participate in a psychological experiment but the actual experiment begins before they know it…
    That’s just for starters! How about placing it in a triangle of mirrors that reflect each other so people can poke their heads in and “peer into infinity”–now that would be CREEPY!!!

  19. Lorie

    09/02/2015 at 6:45 PM

    The last image of the Dark Mirror in this article has a fluctuating bright spot like an upside down crescent that seems to brighten and fade as I look at it. It’s in the lower left a bit toward the middle. Very strange.

  20. lily ashbury

    09/11/2015 at 9:43 PM

    Hello you should come to the musuem of science and industry here in new york my husband is on the noard og directors and is opening a gala based on haunted history for halloween appreciate it if tou take in consideration tjanks much.. Lily

  21. Coga

    09/13/2015 at 4:35 PM

    hello all i’m from Denver but would love to see it presented at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado. which is the inspiration for the shining of course.

  22. Atom

    09/29/2015 at 2:51 PM

    Just stumbled into this page. Why would sane person do things like staring at a mirrow? Or play with occult? Sure today’s mind set is that we’re here by accdent and we are related to monkeys. If someone thinks otherwise is a weakling and normal person is “higher” intelligent that we don’t need God or Jesus. It just upsets one’s life style. However archeology shows our great great x 10 moms & dads taking worshipping seriously with grave consequences. (You can guess where this is going). If person like you are doing spiritism as a “hobby” nothing is going to happened. Even though experiences proof seriously otherwise. Why play with your life. Do you really think that you can “win” that evil spirit that is giving you a “enjoyable” scare? Why else you can’t film “it” if “it” only knows you already belong to “it” and “it” controls your life and you just deny that. There is a spirt world and one book warns gravely not to contact them or worship them because they’re going to destroy you. So sake of your soul. Stop. Sooner or later you’re going to be part of it and you’re not coming back as a “ghost” you’re going in a place that you don’t want and it is prepared for Devil and “it’s” spirits. If you’ve read these ramblings and I don’t care if cuss me to lowest Hell. Remember G_d gave His Son so you don’t go to Hell. Read the Bible, start from John 1 and I hope and pray we’ll meet in Heaven.

  23. Antonio Augusto Fagundes Filho

    09/30/2015 at 12:22 AM

    This mirror is really dangerous. I could perform one thing or two with it.

  24. Michelle Borserio

    09/30/2015 at 1:29 AM

    Interesting item

  25. Jaki

    10/06/2015 at 2:36 AM

    I’d really love to see a video of people looking into this mirror and their reactions. It’s just so….odd.

  26. Wendy Z

    10/08/2015 at 7:32 AM

    A couple of things:
    My husband is Russian and one of their funeral traditions is covering all the mirrors on the house so the soul of the deceased doesn’t get trapped in them. Also, I own a scrying mirror I bought as a teenager, I just recently found it while moving- I didn’t know I still had it. It’s square with frosted Celtic designs framing it. I tried it briefly and haven’t used it since. I never had a lot of “success” with it except for one instance when I was using it to try to identify the ghosts that were causing paranormal activity in my house. As I stared into the mirror, I watched my face change from my own to that of an older lady to that of a middle aged burly man. I could still see my face a little beneath the other faces. The man gave me the creeps and the overall experience was very unsettling so I never used it again (it’s been 15 years). Now that I think about it, I think that when you’re scrying with a mirror, you’re not supposed to actually look at your reflection, but hold it at an angle so that there is no reflection. Perhaps looking directly into it corrupts the divination with whatever is “haunting” you, literally or figuratively.

    • Michael

      10/16/2015 at 9:57 AM

      I wonder if you were seeing your own past lives? Or spirits with whom you are somehow connected? Thanks for sharing this experience.

      • Wendy Z

        10/19/2015 at 1:51 PM

        That’s an interesting thought, I have always been interested in past lives. I did have ghost who followed me for a while but I didn’t see her.

  27. Russell

    10/12/2015 at 12:09 AM

    If the tour ever comes near me, I will consider going just to dare the mirror. I doubt it could show me anything (relating to myself) more disturbing than I already have seen, and if it could I would definitely want to see it.

    But on the other hand, I feel like I shouldn’t look into it, I shouldn’t give it attention. It shouldn’t be fed by me. I shouldn’t give it a hold on my mind.

    I am always skeptical about random memory cards not working when filming supernatural stuff (since it is an easy thing to claim), but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.

  28. David

    10/14/2015 at 9:13 AM

    Very interesting read.

  29. Marw

    12/08/2015 at 1:16 PM

    So, is it an Ipad?

    • Greg Newkirk

      12/13/2015 at 3:31 PM

      Don’t you think the hundreds of people who’ve handled it and even investigated it would have noticed if it was an ipad? No. It’s a scrying mirror. A piece of black glass in a frame. And trust me, it’s been opened and inspected by tons of people. You’re welcome to do the same should you be at an event we’re booked at.

  30. Elocin

    03/10/2016 at 2:53 PM

    It is a portal to SATURN. The mirror is Da’ath.

  31. Liam

    03/14/2016 at 10:20 AM

    Come to Florida!

  32. Gill Avila

    06/04/2016 at 4:30 PM

    It’s the Mirror of Cagliostro.

  33. Laura butti

    06/05/2016 at 7:57 AM

    I’d like to see that mirror come to foley Alabama. I’m far from a skeptic but instead I like to find things that others fear

  34. Ashleigh Armstrong

    06/07/2016 at 3:51 PM

    I covered the pic up when it came into view face on, and hurried to scroll it out of view…tell me no one else did this! Freaky!

    • Bill W

      09/18/2016 at 5:01 PM

      I see things in the reflections of the photographs. It scares me

  35. Lynda Williamson Senter

    08/05/2016 at 5:34 PM

    I held Billy, the Idol, at The Stanley instead of the mirror but if you’re bringing it to Mount Washington in November, I want to look into the darkness.

  36. Cullan Hudson

    08/05/2016 at 7:35 PM

    Does it make me look better? My regular mirror does a fine job reminding me of all this as is. I’m only looking now for mirrors that will out and out lie to me like in a fairy tale.

  37. Lone Archer

    08/05/2016 at 8:14 PM

    I hope to gaze into its depths one day.

  38. Everett Backstrom

    08/05/2016 at 9:22 PM

    Nope… Had multiple chances…. I refuse.. Not because I’m scared of what I’ll see but because I’m afraid I’ll see NOTHING

  39. Manny Pastrano

    08/05/2016 at 11:23 PM

    I want to look into it. I want to see my spirits.

  40. Rachel Garrett-Slayton

    08/05/2016 at 11:49 PM

    im with you Manny. I want to too!

  41. Kevin Fraser-Urquhart

    08/06/2016 at 7:47 AM

    We’re researching and will report back!

  42. Caitlin Hopkins

    08/06/2016 at 9:37 AM

    I would like to. As a witch, I’m very curious, though admittedly fearful (and rightly so, as my partner insists).

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