Category Archives: Ghosts

Spooky ‘Room 213’ is a Family-Friendly Ghost Story at TIFF Kids Fest


The TIFF Kids International Film Festival is close to wrapping up, but there’s a few gems that are still worth checking out. While teens are unlikely to be moved by the charmingly chill ghost flick Room 213, it’s perfect for a younger audience, with a simple story and zero horror histrionics.

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31 Days of Horror 2015: Crimson Peak


I’m easy to please and, if a movie features aliens, zombies, or ghosts, then I’m right there. Sitting in the back row of a theatre with my coat collar pulled up around my neck in case I needed to cover my eyes…or my screams, I anticipated being scared right out of my horror loving mind. The reviews for Guillermo Del Toro’s new gothic romance film, Crimson Peak tantalized the ghost investigator side of me. But, did the film live up to the hype? To find out, you’ll need to follow me to Allerdale Hall. Read the rest of this entry

A Canadian Visits His New Jersey Posse and Meets a Ghost


This past May, Andy Burns, editor-in-chief of this site, Biff Bam Pop!, decided to spend time with his New Jersey posse. I’m pretty sure his staff in South Jersey pretty much outnumbers the Canadian staff, but we won’t do a head count, right now. Glenn Walker, senior editor of the site, and all around best friend, took care of the day-to-day agenda for what Andy wanted to do. I asked Andy if he wanted to take a tour of nearby Philadelphia and he did. He had a list: Liberty Bell, the Rocky statue at the Art Museum, comic book stores and, most importantly, he wanted to go on a ghost investigation. Did Andy see ghosts? Grab your ELF Meter and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

Marie Gilbert at Pennhurst Asylum



I’ve written about the amazing ghost investigators of South Jersey Ghost Research at Biff Bam Pop! before here, and here, but I’ve never gone to Pennhurst Asylum with the group. I won’t be using my usual humor in this post. There is nothing humorous about Pennhurst.

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A Ghost Hunter’s Review of The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death


I love ghosts. They’re not strangers to me. I’ve been seeing them since I was a child, and now, as an adult, I investigate them. So, when the opportunity came up to see a good ghost film, I grabbed my two fellow investigators and headed over to the neighborhood theater. I’d seen the 2012 film, The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe. The film was great, the story, scary and the ghost, nasty. Would the sequel be as good? Grab your ghost hunting kit and follow me.

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Steampunk Granny Sees Dead People

Selm Mansion in Norristown

I don’t spend all my time looking for ghosts, but that never stops them from finding me. This past weekend I did a book signing event for the writing group I belong to. South Jersey Writers’ Group published an anthology of short stories called Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey. So, what does this have to do with ghosts? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

31 Days of Horror 2013: The Saturday At The Movies Edition – The Conjuring


I’ve been seeing spirits since I was a kid. Lucky me! Until recently, I’ve only encountered the friendly type. But, there is a second type of spirit. These malicious entities are capable of hurting you. I’ve already posted about one spirit in particular, the angry ghost, who may have caused the death of a child. I’m still doing the research on this and will get back to you when I have the answers. The Conjuring, a supernatural horror film, is a story about a family under attack by a demon, and the paranormal team that helps them. How do you fight a demon? Find out after the jump.

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Gilbert’s Helpful Ghost Hunting Tips

Ghost descending the staircase at Raynha

I’ve mentioned in my last ghost hunting article that I’m taking classes on how to do a proper investigation. I’m learning all the procedures and precautions in order to start my own group. In the previous post, I was part of an active investigation in which the little girl who haunts (I’m not sure if I like this word) a library, visited me in my dreams. She told me how she really died. I intend to return to the library and do research on the library and the girl. I’m hoping to find out the identity of the angry ghost. Right now, I’m learning how to interview people who have unwanted visitors in their homes. No not the pesky freeloading living relatives, but the other kind. What questions need to be asked? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Gilbert and the Angry Ghost


Maybe I should name this post, “Sometimes… they come to us.”  Even though my two friends and I have been going on ghost hunts, (some formal and some not) for years, we wanted to move up to the next rung and join a group. All three of us are sensitive to paranormal events. We’re now taking classes from a Ghost Research Group on how to protect ourselves before and after each case, how to properly handle the specified equipment and how to correctly document what we find.

This past Friday, Jean and I were invited by the Investigative Team to explore a famous historic old library. Did we find ghosts? Find out after the jump.

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Bed and Breakfast with a Side Serving of Ghosts

537027_529702763741894_1834677226_nMy ghost hunting friends and I recently headed out for another investigative jaunt with the South Jersey Ghost Research Team. The site chosen this time was the Salem Creekside Inn in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Armed with out protective amulets (mine was rosary beads around my neck) we arrived at the Inn to meet with the lead investigators, Dave Juliano and Marti Haines and several other ghost hunters. Last month, at an investigation of the G.A.R. Museum, we had an encounter with spirit who informed us via recorder that he was, in fact, a demon. Unnerving, to say the least, this pesky demon caused us to lose one of our members, and me to sleep with my bible for several days. Like I said before, this is not an activity to take lightly. Since the Salem Creekside Inn was much older than the museum, we had no idea what spirits would be encountered…but encounter we did. Join me on the haunt, after the jump.
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