Week In Weird http://weekinweird.com The Weirdest News on the Web! Tue, 10 May 2016 21:28:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.8 Join Strange Escapes For A Very Scary Christmas In Haunted Gettysburg! http://weekinweird.com/2016/05/10/join-strange-escapes-for-a-very-scary-christmas-in-haunted-gettysburg/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/05/10/join-strange-escapes-for-a-very-scary-christmas-in-haunted-gettysburg/#comments Tue, 10 May 2016 21:28:34 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15704 Before you go booking your 2016 Christmas vacation to Disneyland, hear me out, because I have a much better holiday proposition for you: why not come and hang out with us instead?! It’s not that I have anything against Mickey or Minnie, it’s that we both know that the best way to have a very scary […]

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Dana Matthews

Co-founder, Editor, Writer, at Week in Weird & Planet Weird

Week in Weird co-founder, managing editor, and paranormal TV junkie, Dana has been actively investigating the strange and the anomalous for well over 15 years. Her writing has been featured in local and national news outlets, as well as Roadtrippers, Nerdist, io9, Jezebel, Mary Sue, Dread Central, Kotaku, and other awesome publications both in print and online. When she’s not telling ghost stories or penning articles about real haunted places, she acts as a producer, writer, host, and assistant editor for Engaging the Strange.

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UPDATED: Colorado’s Famously Haunted Stanley Hotel Suspends Paranormal Investigations http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/24/colorados-famously-haunted-stanley-hotel-suspends-ghost-hunts/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/24/colorados-famously-haunted-stanley-hotel-suspends-ghost-hunts/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:49:44 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15638 It served as inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining and has long been considered one of the most haunted buildings in the world, but in a surprising move, Colorado’s Stanley Hotel has told event organizers that it’s suspending all paranormal investigations and ghost hunting events as it moves into the busy summer months. Nightly ghost walks will […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. You can catch Greg in the special 2-hour episode of Finding Bigfoot, premiering March 31 at 9PM PST.

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Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek of “Ghost Brothers,” Destination America’s All-Black Ghost Hunting Series http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/17/exclusive-watch-a-sneak-peek-of-ghost-brothers-destination-americas-all-black-ghost-hunting-series/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/17/exclusive-watch-a-sneak-peek-of-ghost-brothers-destination-americas-all-black-ghost-hunting-series/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 23:02:22 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15602 The paranormal field is filled with countless mysteries. Why do ghosts wear clothes? Why do space aliens love cows? And most mysterious of all, why aren’t there more black dudes chasing spirits? Now, Destination America is putting one of those mysteries to rest with Ghost Brothers, the first-ever paranormal reality show to feature an all-African […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. You can catch Greg in the special 2-hour episode of Finding Bigfoot, premiering March 31 at 9PM PST.

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Haunted by Its Infamy: Cleveland’s Eerie Franklin Castle http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/17/haunted-infamy-clevelands-eerie-franklin-castle/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/17/haunted-infamy-clevelands-eerie-franklin-castle/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:36:37 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15575 If you’re from Cleveland and love local ghost stories, it would be surprising if you weren’t familiar with the eerie stone house known locally as Franklin Castle. You’ve probably at the very least stood outside the wrought iron gates staring up at its tower with wonder and heard about its many wild legends. Or perhaps […]

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Ken Summers

Ken Summers is a historical researcher and purveyor of strange tales and forgotten hauntings. An explorer of haunted sites since 1995 and the apologetic creator of the "orb color chart," he has always endeavored to balance eager curiosity with logical questioning in the pursuit of truth. Ken is reluctant to call himself either a skeptic or a believer, yet throughout his life, he has had strange experiences that fall under the category of "unexplained". His last book, Queer Hauntings, was published in 2009.

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“Finding Bigfoot” Takes on Supernatural Sasquatch Cases in Two-Hour Animal Planet Special http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/14/finding-bigfoot-takes-on-supernatural-sasquatch-cases-in-two-hour-animal-planet-special/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/14/finding-bigfoot-takes-on-supernatural-sasquatch-cases-in-two-hour-animal-planet-special/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:52:34 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15555 After five years of chasing giant hairy monsters all over the world, the biggest Bigfoot-based reality series on television has finally decided to tackle a topic that fans have been begging for: supernatural Sasquatch sightings. Things are about to get very weird in the world of cable cryptozoology. Anyone with an interest in the ongoing search for […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. You can catch Greg in the special 2-hour episode of Finding Bigfoot, premiering March 31 at 9PM PST.

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Nebraskan Landmark Saved by the Dead? http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/13/nebraskan-landmark-saved-dead/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/13/nebraskan-landmark-saved-dead/#comments Sun, 13 Mar 2016 23:23:58 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15573 Aside from hurling a few stones, you might not think ghosts have much power when it comes to effectively changing the world of the living around them. Yet in Omaha, Nebraska, the not-quite dead have managed to help keep a 132-year-old downtown structure from being razed. The Christian Specht Building managed to survive in cast-iron […]

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Ken Summers

Ken Summers is a historical researcher and purveyor of strange tales and forgotten hauntings. An explorer of haunted sites since 1995 and the apologetic creator of the "orb color chart," he has always endeavored to balance eager curiosity with logical questioning in the pursuit of truth. Ken is reluctant to call himself either a skeptic or a believer, yet throughout his life, he has had strange experiences that fall under the category of "unexplained". His last book, Queer Hauntings, was published in 2009.

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Conner Habib’s Occult Philosophy Class Eases the Learning Curve of the Esoteric http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/13/conner-habibs-occult-philosophy-class-eases-the-learning-curve-of-the-esoteric/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/13/conner-habibs-occult-philosophy-class-eases-the-learning-curve-of-the-esoteric/#comments Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:36:58 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15566 They say that the easiest way to learn something new is to dive right in and “figure out how to swim,” but they’ve clearly never tried to cannonball into occult philosophy. Some things are just a little easier to take on when you know there’s a lifeguard on duty. Fortunately, a new course on Rudolf Steiner, the father of anthroposophy, […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. You can catch Greg in the special 2-hour episode of Finding Bigfoot, premiering March 31 at 9PM PST.

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Must-Visit Historical Haunts of Sydney, Australia http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/05/historical-haunts-sydney-australia/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/03/05/historical-haunts-sydney-australia/#comments Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:29:45 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15141 The big sprawling nation of Australia is home to bigger than life people and places. But beyond the majestic views of Uluru (once known as Ayer’s Rock) and infamous outlaw Ned Kelly, the “land down under” is a hotbed of ghostly memories of its storied past. At the end of 2009, I had the rare […]

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Ken Summers

Ken Summers is a historical researcher and purveyor of strange tales and forgotten hauntings. An explorer of haunted sites since 1995 and the apologetic creator of the "orb color chart," he has always endeavored to balance eager curiosity with logical questioning in the pursuit of truth. Ken is reluctant to call himself either a skeptic or a believer, yet throughout his life, he has had strange experiences that fall under the category of "unexplained". His last book, Queer Hauntings, was published in 2009.

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Silver Bullets in Talbot County: The Strange Grave of Emily Isabella Burt, Georgia’s Real-Life Werewolf http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/31/silver-bullets-in-talbot-county-the-strange-grave-of-emily-isabella-burt-georgias-real-life-werewolf/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/31/silver-bullets-in-talbot-county-the-strange-grave-of-emily-isabella-burt-georgias-real-life-werewolf/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:11:42 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=14109 After years of pop-culture conditioning to lycanthropes with rippling abs and typical teenage problems, it’s easy to forget that at one time, the threat of a hungry werewolf lurking the countryside was considered a very real and deadly serious ordeal. In fact, in the mid-1800s, terror gripped the state of Georgia when a werewolf caused panic-stricken […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. You can catch Greg in the special 2-hour episode of Finding Bigfoot, premiering March 31 at 9PM PST.

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Ralph Lael and the Alien Mummy: The Missing Extraterrestrial Artifact and The Brown Mountain Lights http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/30/ralph-lael-and-the-alien-mummy-brown-mountain-lights/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/30/ralph-lael-and-the-alien-mummy-brown-mountain-lights/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:09:00 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15293 Steeped in folklore and as misrepresented as they are misunderstood, The Appalachian Mountains have always been a hotbed for some of America’s best-kept mysteries. Reports of strange creatures, ghostly activity, and secretive cults have fought their way out of the mountains for hundreds of years, but there’s one incredible story that has, surprisingly, been largely forgotten. It’s a […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. You can catch Greg in the special 2-hour episode of Finding Bigfoot, premiering March 31 at 9PM PST.

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