ParaPedia - Encylopedia of the Paranormal, Bizarre, Mysterious, & the Unexplained



MacBeth - Any company performing the play will be beset with horrible luck, ranging anywhere from uncanny accidents on the set to actual deaths within the company.
Madison Seminary - In 1847 a small frame building opened in Madison Township, Lake County, OH that became known as the Madison Seminary. It provided high school and beyond education to people of Lake and surrounding counties.
Madonna of Bachelors Grove - Madonna of Bachelor's Grove is a ghost story from one of America's most haunted cemeteries.
magic - A broad term with many varying definitions. In short, any art which seeks to influence the physical world through the use of supernatural phenomena.
magic square - A square array of numbers in which the sum of each row, column and diagonal is the same. In some ancient cultures, thought to have magical powers.
magician - A person who practices some form of magic. In popular culture a magician is an entertainer, although this type of magician is more properly referred to as an illusionist.
Mahatma - A master of esoteric knowledge, a guru.
maleficia - "Evil happenings", misfortunes and catastrophes with no obvious earthly cause, attributed to the influence of witchcraft, evil spirits, etc.
Malleus Maleficarum - Latin for "Hammer Against Witches", a medieval text written by Dominican friars Jakob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer, and published in 1486.
Mammon - Demon mentioned in the New Testament (Matthew, 6,4). Has come to be known as the demon of money, or the demon of love of money.
mandala - In Buddhism and Hinduism, a symbolic diagram of the universe used for ritual purposes.
Mapinguari - A prehistoric cryptid that reportedly lived in the Amazon rain forests of South America.
Marischal College - Aberdeen - Christmas Haunting - A haunting at Christmas time.
Marquis, Robert - The story of Robert "Bud" Marquis and how he saw the crash of Flight 401 in the middle of the Florida Everglades.
Mary Celeste - The Mary Celeste was a British-American merchant brigantine famous for having been discovered on 4 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean, unmanned and apparently abandoned (one lifeboat was missing, along with its crew of seven), although the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and capable seamen.
materialization - The appearance of objects or living beings from thin air. A popular trick at seances in the late 19th and early 20th century.
medium - A person who is said to have the ability to communicate with the dead.
men in black - A phenomena associated with UFO sightings, in which men dressed in black appear. It is claimed that these men assist in cover-ups and discourage witnesses from speaking publicly. This phenomena was made famous in the "Men in Black" movies.
Mennens Borate Talcum Toilet Powder Advertisement - This sign was painted up on the cliffs on the Maryland side looking directly at Harpers Ferry, WVa. in 1896.
Merlin - Legendary sorcerer and counselor of Uther Pendragon and his son King Arthur.
Miami International Airport Sighting - Reports of sightings of Captain Loft at the Miami Airport.
Mid-Western Ghosts and Hauntings - Ghost stories, haunted places Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin.
Miller, Everette - An user at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio and it is suspected that he is still there performing his duties.
Miller, Glenn - The mysterious death of band leader Glenn Miller.
Millermore Mansion - Over the years, the Millermore Mansion began to crumble and was headed down the road of demolition by the city of Dallas. In 1968, a group of Dallas citizens called the Dallas County Heritage Society stepped in and saved the mansion and begin to have it renovated.
Mister X - A bizarre story of a modern-day "Man in the iron mask".
Mistletow - Origination - Where did the tradition of mistletoe originate?
Mokele-mbembe - A lake monster said to inhabit the swamps in the Republic of the Congo and central Africa.
Montezuma Treasure - The story of the Montezuma Treasure
Monticello Photos - Photos from the grounds of Monticello
Moon - A natural satellite of a planet. "The Moon" is the official name of Earth's only natural satellite. The Moon is a common and powerful force in many systems of belief and folklore.
Moon River Brewing Company - Moon River Brewing Company is located in the former City Hotel. Elazer Early, a native of Charleston, S.C, built the City Hotel in 1821.
Moonville Railroad Tunnel - In 1856, the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad (M and C) was pushing through southeastern Ohio to reach Cincinnati. William Cutler, the owner of the fledgling railroad, was having financial problems and was looking to streamline and conserve money while bu
Morbid Outlook - Mistress McCutchan began Morbid Outlook as a print zine in August 1992. The cut and paste, xeroxed and stapled entity was a great opportunity to publish her own writings. It quickly took off as a zine when various people joined in with their poems, writings, photographs and demo tapes for review. This is now a web based publication.
Morgan County Ohio Ghosts and Hauntings: Twin City Opera House - Haunted Ohio -McConnelsville, Ohio - Article about this location on
Morse, John - John Vinnicum Morse (1853-1912) was known as Uncle John to Lizzie and Emma Borden, being that he was the brother of their biological mother Sarah Anthony Morse Borden.
Mosby Treasure in Virginia - The story about Mosby's Treasure in Virginia
Moss Mansion - The Moss Mansion Historic House Museum is located in Billings, Montana on 914 Division St. It is a turn of the century, red-stoned mansion built by P.B. Moss.
Mothers Christmas Present - Christmas Ghost Story
Mothman - A creature reportedly sighted numerous times in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, USA, between November 1966 and November 1967. Mothman was said to be a man-sized creature with wings and large reflective or luminous eyes.
Motion Sensor Theory - A motion sensor will pick up any kind of movement that passes in front of the sensor by sending out an IR beam.
Mourning Practices (19th Century) - Article about the Victorian Era funeral practices.
Muller, Christoph - In 1593, miraculous rumors began to spread throughout Silesia, an area of Europe mostly located in Poland, about a seven-year-old boy named Christoph Muller The miracle, which was said to have taken place just before Easter, was that a golden tooth had appeared in the boy's mouth.
Mumler's Spirit Photos - A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception.
Mumma Cemetery and Farm Photos - Photos from the Mumma Cemetery and Farm
Murder in the Well - The murder of Lizzie's parents is not the only murder that took places within the Borden family. This is a sad tale on how Lizzie's great aunt took the life of two of her children, then took her own life. This was in the house next to the house with the infamous murders took place. The following photography and text by Shelley Dziedzic (all rights reserved).
Music City Centre - Music CIty Centre is an entertainment complex located in the middle of the action on the 76 Strip!
MV Joyita - MV Joyita was a merchant vessel from which 25 passengers and crew mysteriously disappeared in the South Pacific in 1955. It was found adrift in the South Pacific without its crew on board. The ship was in very poor condition, including corroded pipes and a radio which, while functional, only had a range of about 2 miles due to faulty wiring. Despite this, the extreme buoyancy of the ship made sinking nearly impossible. Investigators were puzzled as to why the crew did not remain on board and wait for help.
My Ghost Story - My Ghost Story is an American television series on the paranormal, which premiered on July 17, 2010 on the Biography Channel.
mystery helicopters - Unmarked helicopters, often coloured black, which have been reported flying near the scenes of unusual paranormal activity (e.g. cattle mutilations, UFO sightings).
mythology - The accumulated collection of myths, folklore, legends and ancient stories from a given culture.

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