Specter Detector: Looking for Ghosts in New York's Most Haunted Building

A figure caught my eye as I passed through one of the supposedly haunted rooms of the supposedly very haunted Merchant’s House Museum in NoHo last week. I gasped, a reflex that was embarrassing even though I was ostensibly alone. “Ah!,” I thought—“Was that a ghost?”
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Seeing fog trickle down a cliff is like watching a waterfall of ghosts

I can’t decide what I think this stream of fog looks like more. Is it a waterfall of ghosts diving off a cliff? A river of angels crossing dimensions? A giant snake made of clouds creeping on the Earth? Because the simple explanation of fog trickling down a waterfall isn’t supernatural enough for me. It’s a beautiful… »7/07/15 11:36pm7/07/15 11:36pm

Why Space Is The Scariest Place To Encounter The Supernatural

A wise tagline once said “In Space, no one can hear you scream”. And it’s no surprise that space horror is a popular genre, since space is already kind of terrifying by itself. Space madness! But you know what’s really scary? Encountering a supernatural force in space, where there’s no place to run. »6/19/15 7:30pm6/19/15 7:30pm

Light Your Maze of a Bedroom With a Glowing Pac-Man Ghost

The maze that Pac-Man has to navigate in his quest to gobble up all those pellets is nothing compared to the laundry-covered floor that most of us have to tip-toe through on our way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And while the ghosts in Pac-Man serve as a hindrance, this color-changing pixelated lamp will… »3/23/15 9:19am3/23/15 9:19am

10 Scientific Explanations for Famous Ghostly Phenomena

According to a 2005 Gallup poll, 37 percent of Americans believe in haunted houses, and according to a 2013 HuffPost/YouGov poll, 45 percent believe in ghosts. These are surprising numbers, but the next time you hear a spooky sound, don't call the Ghostbusters—get a scientist instead. Behind every shadow, poltergeist,… »11/07/14 9:00am11/07/14 9:00am

Why Ghostbusters Is Such An Awesome Architectural Film

The sad news that actor, screenwriter, and director Harold Ramis passed away earlier today has unsurprisingly resulted in a wave of cinematic nostalgia, with #ghostbusters trending globally on Twitter and seemingly everyone, at least in this office, talking about films such as Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and National… »2/24/14 6:20pm2/24/14 6:20pm

Seeing fog roll through a mountain is like seeing a horde of ghosts

I'm supposed to know better. Fog is a phenomenon of weather. It's a low cloud hanging near the ground. It's shrouded moisture. It's not a haunting ghost. It's not from another planet. But why does this hypnotic time lapse of fog rolling through the Rocky Mountains from Richard Gottardo feel so supernatural? Or at… »12/05/13 10:44pm12/05/13 10:44pm

Watch People Freak Out When They See Ghosts Inside an iPhone Camera

This prank is such pure evil genius that you can't help but laugh. And feel bad because you'd get freaked out too. Funny man Jack Vale scared the creepy crawly goosebumps out of people by asking strangers to take his picture with his iPhone. Why's that scary? Because Vale had pre-recorded a fake 'ghost' (or zombie)… »10/17/13 8:32pm10/17/13 8:32pm