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



Wallenberg, Raoul - The mysterious disappearance of a Swedish diplomat who was responsible for saving the lives of at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews who disappeared in 1945.
Warehouse On The Canal - This seemingly quaint building on Canal Street in Canal Fulton is a one-stop shop for practically all of your needs: antiques, collectibles, artwork, hair salon, restaurant and....ghosts.
Watertown - In December of 1924, an oil tanker named the S.S. Watertown sailed from California toward the Panama Canal in route to New Orleans. While they were sailing, James Courtney and Michael Meehan, crew members of the vessel, were cleaning a cargo tank in the ship's hold. In a freak accident, the two men were overcome by gas and oil fumes and died. On December 4, as was the custom of the time, the sailors were buried at sea off the Mexican coast.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Waverly Hills Sanatorium sits on land that was originally purchased by Major Thomas H. Hays in 1883.
Weird Travels - An American documentary paranormal television serious that originally aired form 2001 to 2006 on the Travel Channel.
werewolf - A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek λυκάνθρωπος: λύκος, lykos, "wolf", and ἄνθρωπος, anthrōpos, "man"), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (e.g. via a bite or scratch from another werewolf). Early sources for belief in lycanthropy are Petronius and Gervase of Tilbury.
West Virginia Penitentiary - Moundsville - The prison at Joliet provided the prototype for the West Virginia Penitentiary. It was an imposing stone structure fashioned in the castellated Gothic architectural style (adorned with turrets and battlements, like a castle).
Westminster Abbey Haunting - Westminster Abbey is Britain's most famous church and a venue for ghost hauntings as well. The following is information about the paranormal activity which occurred at this landmark.
WGH - Ghost of British Officer - The ghost of a British soldier who carries a torch has been seen around the grounds of the White House late at night.
When Cameras Took Pictures of Ghosts - Megan Garber - The Atlantic - When photography was new, people used it to suggest the endurance of the departed. 
When Ghosts Attack - Destination America's series to expose what happens when an unseen, evil entity not only reveals itself to the living but strikes with terrifying force.
WHG - Deaths at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave - A listing of those who have died at the White House.
WHG - Ronald Reagan Ghost Story - The following is a true ghost story told by Ronald Reagan at a State Dinner.
WHG - Rose Garden - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The Attic - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The Basement - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The East Room - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The Lincoln Bedroom - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The North Portico - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The Rose Room - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The Second Floor Bedrooms - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The Second Floor Halls - Ghosts in the White House
WHG - The Yellow Oval Room - Ghosts in the White House
White House Reconstruction - This webpage outlines the reconstruction and renovation of the White House during the Truman years. You can find pictures and detailed information on this page.
Why Headstones Face East - Do you know why most headstones face east?
Wicca - A religion or system of principles, based upon interaction with nature and the performing of rites rooted in ancient pagan practices.
Wick House at Youngstown State University - The Wick Mansion was built in 1906 by Col. George Dennick Wick, president of Youngstown Steel, and his wife, Mollie. It sits at the intersection of Wick Avenue and Route 422.
William H. Mumler and Spirit Photography - Pinterest Board - 1 : William H. Mumler was the photographer that started the sprit photography craze. This board shows examples of some of Mumler's Spirit Photography.
William H. Mumler and Spirit Photography - 2 - Pinterest Board - 2: Examples of Spirit Photography, a trend that was invited by William H. Mumler where spirits would magically appear in photographs.
William H. Mumler, Spirit Photographs, Amazed Audiences With Ghostly Images - If you look closely at these photos -- and even if you don't -- there's more than a ghost of a chance that you might see what looks like spirits or apparitions. The paranormal pics are the work of William H. Mumler, a mid-1800s engraver in Boston who rose to fame as a "spirit photographer."
Winchester Cathedral Monks - Noted ghost researcher Hans Holzer took this picture in Winchester Cathedral, which might show the ghosts of monks in procession.
Witch cake - Cakes made during the time of the Salem witch trails to help detect witches. These were made of rye meal and the victim's urine. They were then fed to a dog and it was believed that the witch would scream with pain while the dog was eating it.
witchcraft - A term used in so many varied ways that a common definition is not possible. In medieval times it was said to be an art involving Satan worship and evil deeds, although this description comes from unsympathetic sources. Modern descriptions include following the Wiccan Religion, mystical ritual activities, earth-worship, good or evil sorcery.
witchfinder - During the witchhunts of the 16th and 17th centuries, a person hired to locate and identify witches. Since a fee was usually paid for finding a witch, impartiality was far from guaranteed.
woo-woo - People or ideas promoting unproven or pseudoscientific phenomena.
woodwose - AKA wuduwasa, a mythical creature similar to Bigfoot said to have lived in the forests of medieval Europe.
World Mysteries and True Ghost Tales - Very spooky articles and stories from people worldwide. Not for the faint-hearted
Wreaths - Origin - Where did wreaths at Christmas time originate?
Wreck of the Titan - A book written several years before the sinking of the Titanic that has several similarities to the sinking of the mighty ship.
Wyecollar Hall - Christmas Haunting - A haunting at Christmas time.

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