Haunted Hotels: NBA Playoffs Scarier For Some Teams

Facing off in the NBA playoffs against teams with great players like Lebron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Steph Curry, etc. is scary in and of itself for their opponents. But for teams traveling to Milwaukee to play the Bucks, like the Boston Celtics are doing, or the Utah Jazz going to Oklahoma City to […]

Guest Post: Chicago’s Peabody Tomb Legend

Back in October, we sent out a post called “A Spooky Call To Action: Share Your Experiences With Us.”  Recently, our good friend of the blog, Joseph D. Kubal, answered that call. He’s the co-creator of the sensational Curious Traveler Route 66 blog. Joe said the reason he wrote the story was because it is a […]

Erik Estrada’s CGHS: Celebrity Ghost Story

Some of Spooky Things Online’s most popular posts have been regarding the TV show “Celebrity Ghost Stories.” We liked the show lot, which ran from 2009 to 2014, not  because of the celebrity aspect alone,  but because the show featured four quick-hitting and to-the-point ghost stories in one hour. And they were done in a […]

Halloween Spooky Primer: Whether You Are Going Out or Staying Home

Ok, let’s get to it, as today is Halloween. Spooky History: We have you covered with our Old World origins of The Spooky Holiday Trifecta, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2  Want To Get Out On Halloween? Haunted Houses.com  helps you find both Halloween Haunted Houses in your area, and real Haunted Houses plus Ghost Tours. (It can take […]

Haunted Places Throughout The Entire United States: A Spooky Primer

Halloween is said to be the time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest.  So, what better time to explore Haunted places around the United States? Here at Spooky Things Online, we’d like to present you, for your Halloween frightening  pleasure, a veritable smorgasbord of haunted places throughout the […]

Haunted Houses: 15 Supposedly Real Ones To Visit and Investigate

Are you a ghost hunter? A paranormal investigator? Would you like to be? Here’s a recent MSN.com article titled “The Scariest Haunted Houses in the US and the Stories Behind Them”  And get this, many are open for “business,” meaning you can tour them. Some you can even stay in, for a “price.” Did you […]

Spooky tales:  Origins of the Headless Horseman

Whoa:  it turns out the fictional Ichabod Crane wasn’t the first poor schmuck to encounter the Headless Horseman and that author Washington Irving may have been inspired by older tales of same.  Who’d have thunk it?  Our WordPress and Twitter pal across the pond Ed Mooney, photographer and chronicler of Gaelic folklore, has a recent […]

Spooky venues: L.A.’s haunted Griffith Park

Hello again, spookyfriends!  Warming up to that shift in the Polar Vortex yet?  Naaah, we didn’t think so.  Stick with the hot beverages and down booties, etc.; this won’t be over for a while yet. We thought we’d give you a better reason for the shivers, one that might keep you warmer: a column about […]

Spooky holidays:  Solstice tales – The Werewolves of Anne Rice

Holiday greetings, dear spookyfans!  Are you enjoying the Grim(m) Season so far?  Yes, the days keep growing shorter, which leaves us in the northern hemisphere with longer evenings for things to go bump in the night. As you may know, there are certain astronomical events during the year that held special significance for the ancients […]

Spooky folk figures:  Tales of the Golem

Now that we’re past Allhallowtide, perhaps it’s time during The Dead Season to take a look at frightful creatures from non-Christian traditions.  Given that Hannukkah will be coming up before Christmas, the Jewish story of the golem comes to mind.  A golem is a mythical being from Jewish folk culture, but it really made an […]