Author: Angela Tempest

12 of the Most Haunted Castles in Scotland

With its long history, there’s no surprise that Scotland has more than its fair share of ghosts.  Spread around the country are some of the most iconic castles in the UK and again, it’s no shock that they have picked up a few paranormal residents over the years.  So let’s take a peek at 12 of the most haunted castles in Scotland and get a chill just reading about them! Crathes Castle Crathes Castle is in Aberdeenshire near Banchory and was built and occupied by the same family for almost 400 years, the Burnetts of Leys.  It was given...

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Celebrating Science Fiction – 10 Stories That Became Real Life

Fans of science fiction will often get some stick from those who don’t love it.  It isn’t real, it isn’t possible, they tell us.  Sure, we reply.  Right now, it isn’t possible but in twenty, fifty or a hundred years, who knows?  And we are so sure of this because there are plenty of examples of once science fiction that is now science fact.  Here’s to celebrating science fiction! 1.      The smartphone This may be one of my favourites.  Let’s go back to those original (admittedly a little dated) 1960s episodes of Star Trek.  Nearly every episode they would...

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What Kind of Ghosts Haunt Chinese Folklore?

This week sees Chinese New Year and I thought it was a great time to take a look at the paranormal and supernatural of Chinese folklore.  Ghosts and spirits have a strong place in Chinese culture and come in many forms, some of which are familiar and others that are very different to those found in Western culture.  So what kind of ghosts haunt Chinese folklore? Just to let you know this post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a commission payment. Ghost basics Chinese folklore has...

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10 Creepy Asian Cryptids to Haunt Your Dreams

Asia is a continent with a great variety of landscapes, countries and peoples so it isn’t a surprise that there are any number of creepy Asian cryptids that feature in stories across the region.  Some of these are familiar and similar to creatures said to live in other parts of the world while others are very Asian and even very particular to certain cultures.  But one thing is certain – they would all haunt your dreams if you met them! China The Yeren is a Chinese Wildman that lives in the forests of the central and southern areas of...

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Does Houska Castle House a Gateway to Hell?

It’s true that there are no shortage of haunted houses and castles around the world but Houska Castle near Prague in the Czech Republic is said to house something a little more than just a few spooks – a gateway to hell.  So how did this story come about and why do people believe that the entrance to the underworld is found through this 13th century castle? Background Houska Castle is one of the best-preserved castles in the region and is 29 miles north of Prague.  It was built in the early part of the 13th century, believed to...

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