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Paranormal Evidence
Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"The day of my grandpa's funeral and there he is behind my grandma, arms around her and all." -- Renge D. 960 1280

Renge D.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"This was caught at Waverly Hills last June. There was only one other group left at the building besides ours, and they were all on the same floor as us." -- Josh S. 960 1280

Josh S.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"This was taken at the Winchester Mansion in San Jose, CA, back in summer of 2009. My grandmother is to the left in the picture and you can see a full body apparition standing next to her." -- Kyle S. 960 1280

Kyle S.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"I captured this mist outside of the Manor House next to the famous Stanley Hotel. It is coming out from the window to the outside ... tried to debunk as cigarette smoke but it did not match the pic at all. Not sure what we caught but it's very cool!" -- Josh M. 960 1280

Josh M.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"This was taken by my sister at a cemetery when we were on a public ghost hunt. If I wasn't there myself I wouldn't have believed it. I call it my ghost angel." -- Lesa D. 960 1280

Lesa D.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"We called a late grandpa to come be in our photo, 'Grandpa! Grandpa!' Click -- this is what we got! Amazing! It looks even cooler when you zoom in." -- Windy C. 960 1280

Windy C.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"I had taken some photos with my android of my new apartment here in Buenos Aries to show friends on FB how I was trying to make it look more homey with candles, etc. But in one of the photos I noticed what I thought was a reflection or glare on the window -- until I looked closer and saw I'd kept the window open that night. So I increased the contrast in Photoshop and saw this weird little head complete with candle light reflecting on it's cheek!" -- Cheryl C. 960 1280

Cheryl C.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"Taken at the Moundsville, WV, prison during the New Year's party inside the walls of the prison in their training facility." -- Scott R. 960 1280

Scott R.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"I went on a ghost tour in Roswell, GA, which is about 30 minutes from where I live. We were walking through a cemetery and I snapped a photo. What I believe I caught is a full body image of a man who is know around there as the Scotsman who leads you around the cemetery. If you look to the right of the screen you can see what looks to be a face as well. Best image I've caught yet!" -- Kristi H. 960 1280

Kristi H.  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"We were visiting my father's grave in my home town. In several photos taken there seemed to be lights and orbs. In one photo there are beams of light down over my daughter's shoulders. My father really loved his granddaughter." -- norma74 960 1280

norma74  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"Ghost nurse in window of the Old County home, an infirmary and orphanage." -- SEOPI 960 1280

SEOPI  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"My sister and I were playing around with our new cameras on Christmas Day, when my sister captured 3 photos in a row with a black mist forming above me in the first picture and gradually disappearing in the second and third pictures. Happy ghost hunting!" -- jwx18x 960 1280

jwx18x  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"This is an empty hallway in Building 64 on Alcatraz. The hallway is off limits to visitors and the entranceway has a metal barricade. I've been told that it looks like a person sitting in an electric chair. The only problem is Alcatraz never had an electric chair because they didn't have death row. Show with a simple point and shoot 35mm camera." --dollofvoodoo 960 1280

dollofvoodoo  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"I took this picture shortly after feeling a brush across my arm. So I snapped the picture in the direction that I felt. Sure enough, this little blue orb showed up towards the bottom of my stairway. When I zoom into look at it, it has a full color spectrum. Kinda like a bubble, but this was no bubble, of course! I did not see this at all before the picture, I just felt its presence. I might also add that the day this happened was exactly 9 years since my grandfather's passing and I can't help but to feel that it was his spirit." -- Beth92584 960 1280

Beth92584  

Paranormal Evidence

Paranormal Evidence

"This was taken at the Grand Rapids Museum in Michigan. I took this of my mom, my stepdad and my little sister. The funny thing is that I took a picture right after this one and it has nothing on it, but this picture has an orb and it looks like there is a face within the orb ... creepy!" -- EricaKayx3 960 1280

EricaKayx3  

Fan Evidence  15 Photos

The Dead Files
The Dead Files

The Dead Files

Can you find the difference between the 2 images? The answers are at the end.

Steve searches for answers in the house on The Dead Files.
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Don Wildman in costume

Don Wildman in costume

Off Limits host Don Wildman puts on a happy face for Halloween. 960 1280

  

The Dead Files

The Dead Files

Amy is getting some spooky sensations on The Dead Files. 960 1280

  

Making Monsters

Making Monsters

Which Making Monsters mask is your favorite? 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures

Ghost Adventures

Zak is waiting to be contacted by the spirits on Ghost Adventures. 960 1280

  

Jack-o-lantern

Jack-o-lantern

Wouldn't you smile if you could eat all that candy? 960 1280

Andy Gertler  

We didn't even recognize Ghost Adventures' Nick Groff. 960 1280

  

Joe Bechtold and his family become vampires for Halloween. 960 1280

  

jack-o-lantern

jack-o-lantern

What do you think he is looking at? 960 1280

  

Aaron Goodwin

Aaron Goodwin

Ghost Adventures' Aaron is a bit restrained right now. 960 1280

  

Demon Baby

Demon Baby

This Making Monsters demon baby sure has some interesting toys. 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures Zak

Ghost Adventures Zak

Zak is feeling very zen. 960 1280

  

Answers:
1. A yellow Pikachu is on the couch (left photo)
2. Door knob is missing (left photo)
3. Ring is removed from her hand (right photo)
4. No fifth horn on the mask (right photo)
5. An extra tripod leg has been added (right photo)
6. A/X is missing from the clipboard (left photo)
7. There are 3 canisters with green lids (left photo)
8. Pin on the older boy's shirt is missing (right photo)
9. Less teeth (right photo)
10. Missing rails on fence (left photo)
11. Diaper is missing the safety pin (right photo)
12. Restaurant awning is missing symbols (right photo)
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Knott's Scary Farm
Knott's Scary Farm (Buena Park, CA)

Knott's Scary Farm (Buena Park, CA)

"In late fall, Southern California's Knott's Berry Farm morphs into the most-attended Halloween attraction in the world. In addition to heart-stopping rides like GhostRider (one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world), Knott’s Scary Farm Haunt's elaborately themed mazes, like the brand new Trapped: The New Experiment, will give you memories you'll never forget … try as you might. Six sinister live shows, including my very own Elvira's Sinema Séance, all add up to the ultimate horror experience!" -- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 960 1280

Knott's Berry Farm  

The Haunting of Lemp Brewery (St. Louis)

The Haunting of Lemp Brewery (St. Louis)

“I had the pleasure of walking around Lemp Brewery when I was filming in St. Louis for our 100th Ghost Adventures episode. The building alone is creepy, and to put an actual haunted attraction inside is freaky. Very cool history of the Lemp Brewery. A must-see.” -- Nick Groff, Ghost Adventures Investigator 960 1280

  

Markoff's Haunted Forest (Calleva Farm in Dickerson, MD)

Markoff's Haunted Forest (Calleva Farm in Dickerson, MD)

“Ask anyone in the DC area for a Halloween pick and they’ll tell you to head to Markoff’s Haunted Forest, where they’ve been freaking out guests for more than 20 years. Haunted hayrides, zombie hunts and a walk through the Not-So-Fun House Maze are just a few ways your creepy adventure unfolds on one of 2 terrifying trails. Dress in your warmest clothes and bring your best running shoes. Beware of the chainsaw-wielding stalker ... and be prepared to get spooked!” -- Kwin Mosby, Managing Producer, Travel Channel 960 1280

Markoff's Haunted Forest/Calleva Inc.  

Disney's Haunted Mansion (Orlando, FL)

Disney's Haunted Mansion (Orlando, FL)

“Such a classic family attraction! Beautiful sets and wonderful illusions. We definitely go through the Haunted Mansion whenever we're at Disneyland or Disney World! It's like having a Halloween experience year-round. Fun and spooky but not so scary that you would need to have your children in therapy for years!” -- Ed Edmunds and Marsha Taub-Edmunds, Owners of Distortions Unlimited Corporation 960 1280

Disney  

Spooky Empire's The Ultimate Horror Weekend (Orlando, FL)

Spooky Empire's The Ultimate Horror Weekend (Orlando, FL)

Spooky Empire is a horror convention that takes place in my hometown of Orlando, FL, a week or two before Oct. 31. It feels like a 3-day Halloween party full of treats when you're surrounded by horror icons such as George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Bruce Campbell and Elvira. Besides appealing to my love of Halloween, this hometown event offers me the chance to see family and reminisce about Octobers gone by.” -- Aaron Sagers, Geek Culture & Paranormal Pop Culture Expert 960 1280

Michael Gavin/Spooky Empire and Mel Allebach Photography  

Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls (Philadelphia)

Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls (Philadelphia)

“Eastern State is by far my favorite supposedly haunted location in the country. And at Halloween, ESP gets even better. A haunted attraction in a haunted prison is cool enough, but the elaborate designs, effects and costumes at play here are artistically terrifying. I have been through countless scary attractions and Terror Behind the Walls is always good for a few startled jumps.” -- Aaron Sagers, Geek Culture & Paranormal Pop Culture Expert 960 1280

Jeff Fusco  

Salem Haunted Happenings (Salem, MA)

Salem Haunted Happenings (Salem, MA)

“History and Halloween enthusiasts alike would be challenged to do better than to visit Salem, MA. Of course, events really ramp up as Halloween approaches. The notorious history here is an indescribably tangible addition to any one of the town’s attractions. There are haunts like Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery for thrill-seekers, as well as tours and museums like the Salem Witch Museum to satisfy your more cerebral needs. -- Scott Cummins, Artist & Pro Pumpkin Carver 960 1280

Robert Deschene  

Spooky World's Nightmare New England (Litchfield, NH)

Spooky World's Nightmare New England (Litchfield, NH)

“I really liked walking around Spooky World because of the variety of haunted attractions they offer. Spooky World has frights for everyone, as well as family fun, for extreme people who need a rush, like myself. I had a blast at Spooky World, especially when I got to shoot zombies with paintball guns!” -- Nick Groff, Ghost Adventures Investigator 960 1280

The Pixel Perfection  

Zombie Pub Crawl (Minneapolis-St. Paul)

Zombie Pub Crawl (Minneapolis-St. Paul)

“Sometimes for fun and sometimes to promote charitable causes, zombie crawls are organized public gatherings of people dressed up as zombies. In 2012, the largest zombie crawl was in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), with an estimated 30,000 in attendance, making it the largest gathering of zombies according to Guinness World Records. It's not hard to become a zombie. Take some old cloths, cut them up and spray paint them with some dark brown and gray primer. -- Ed Edmunds and Marsha Taub-Edmunds, Owners of Distortions Unlimited Corporation 960 1280

Davide, flickr  

KC West Bottoms' Haunted Houses (Kansas City, MO)

KC West Bottoms' Haunted Houses (Kansas City, MO)

“On Kansas City’s west side is one of the most unique haunted venues I’ve ever had the displeasure of visiting. The KC West Bottoms area is made up of several late 19th-century buildings that were just made to be haunted houses! This “village of the damned” has 4 -- count ’em 4 -- epic haunts: The Beast, The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe, Macabre Cinema and the granddaddy of ’em all, The Edge of Hell -- each one is a unique, must-see experience for haunted house afflict-cianados.” -- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 960 1280

Full Moon Production  

Bloody Mary's New Orleans Tours

Bloody Mary's New Orleans Tours

Fans chose Bloody Mary's New Orleans Tours as their favorite to add to our list of Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013. With historian, author and photographer Bloody Mary, tourists visiting the Big Easy have a few options for a spooky guided tour, including the French Quarter Walking Tour, the Tour of the Undead and the Moonlight Graveyard Tour. Explore NOLA's creepiest haunts to learn about the ghosts and spirits that still lurk in the French Quarter, Treme, the Garden District and the Mid-Cities of the Dead aka the New Orleans Cemetery District. 960 1280

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Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC

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Patrick Schneider  

Boston

Boston

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Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

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Jim Schwabel  

Chicago

Chicago

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Patrick L. Pyszka  

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

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Coast-to-Coast  

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Barry Winiker  

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, PA

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New Orleans

New Orleans

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Portland, OR

Portland, OR

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San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

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San Francisco

San Francisco

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Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA

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St. Paul, MN

St. Paul, MN

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The Dead Files

The Dead Files

Can you find the difference between the 2 images? The answers are at the end.

Steve searches for answers in the house on The Dead Files.
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Don Wildman in costume

Don Wildman in costume

Off Limits host Don Wildman puts on a happy face for Halloween. 960 1280

  

The Dead Files

The Dead Files

Amy is getting some spooky sensations on The Dead Files. 960 1280

  

Making Monsters

Making Monsters

Which Making Monsters mask is your favorite? 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures

Ghost Adventures

Zak is waiting to be contacted by the spirits on Ghost Adventures. 960 1280

  

Jack-o-lantern

Jack-o-lantern

Wouldn't you smile if you could eat all that candy? 960 1280

Andy Gertler  

We didn't even recognize Ghost Adventures' Nick Groff. 960 1280

  

Joe Bechtold and his family become vampires for Halloween. 960 1280

  

jack-o-lantern

jack-o-lantern

What do you think he is looking at? 960 1280

  

Aaron Goodwin

Aaron Goodwin

Ghost Adventures' Aaron is a bit restrained right now. 960 1280

  

Demon Baby

Demon Baby

This Making Monsters demon baby sure has some interesting toys. 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures Zak

Ghost Adventures Zak

Zak is feeling very zen. 960 1280

  

Answers:
1. A yellow Pikachu is on the couch (left photo)
2. Door knob is missing (left photo)
3. Ring is removed from her hand (right photo)
4. No fifth horn on the mask (right photo)
5. An extra tripod leg has been added (right photo)
6. A/X is missing from the clipboard (left photo)
7. There are 3 canisters with green lids (left photo)
8. Pin on the older boy's shirt is missing (right photo)
9. Less teeth (right photo)
10. Missing rails on fence (left photo)
11. Diaper is missing the safety pin (right photo)
12. Restaurant awning is missing symbols (right photo)
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Carving Hands

Carving Hands

Scott Cummins, an artist and school teacher, carves pumpkins as a hobby. We decided to share a few examples of his amazing work. This pumpkin is a tribute to the famous Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher’s 1948 lithography,“Drawing Hands.” Scott pays homage to him and calls this piece of pumpkin art “Carving Hands.” 960 1280

Pumpkingutter.com  

Hidden Predator

Hidden Predator

“For this one, I visualized a snake stowed away inside a pumpkin.” - Scott Cummins 960 1280

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Ancient Art

Ancient Art

Origami -- the traditional Japanese art of paper folding -- was Scott’s inspiration for this carving. 960 1280

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Carving Technique

Carving Technique

“Sometimes I enjoy completely carving out a pumpkin so it can be lit from inside. It’s much easier to hollow the pumpkin out before carving the outside.” - Scott Cummins 960 1280

Pumpkingutter.com  

Pumpkin's Tough Exterior

Pumpkin's Tough Exterior

“An unusual feature of this pumpkin was the light-colored ring just below the orange skin. The layer was very hard … like wood.” - Scott Cummins 960 1280

Pumpkingutter.com  

Master of Thin Skin

Master of Thin Skin

This pumpkin’s skin wasn’t thick enough, so Scott came up with a creative solution when the nose fell off this funny character. 960 1280

Pumpkingutter.com  

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

“My favorite carvings are usually of a face, but I’m always surprised at how many people have expressed that this little sea turtle is their favorite out of all my carvings.” - Scott Cummins 960 1280

Pumpkingutter.com  

Retro Lego

Retro Lego

Scott has fun with his pumpkin-carving hobby and creates the face of a Lego man on the side of a small pumpkin. 960 1280

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Amazing Detail

Amazing Detail

This pumpkin is just another example of how Scott uses the human face as inspiration to carve -- with amazing detail -- an old man’s face. 960 1280

Pumpkingutter.com  

Pie-Sized Pumpkin

Pie-Sized Pumpkin

“Pie-sized pumpkins are great for those times when larger ones are hard to find. These pumpkins usually have a thicker skin in comparison to larger pumpkins and they’re also a lot easier on my back.” - Scott Cummins 960 1280

Pumpkingutter.com  

Unique Uvula Carving

Unique Uvula Carving

“The opposite side of this pumpkin was cut to create the uvula. It looks cool from the front, but it looks really weird from the back.” - Scott Cummins 960 1280

Pumpkingutter.com  

Star Wars Droids: C-3PO and R2D2

Star Wars Droids: C-3PO and R2D2

“I always try to find a little time during pumpkin season to carve some pop culture subject matter that appeals to me.” - Scott Cummins

Want to see more of Scott’s work? Visit pumpkingutter.com.
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