Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

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Mysteria Words wishes you a Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Legend of the Jack-O-Lantern

Carving pumpkins is one of the most practiced Halloween traditions. From celebrity faces to practically art, Halloween pumpkins have been transformed into probably whatever one can imagine. 

Source: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/original-irish-
jack-o-lanterns-were-truly-horrifying-and-made-of-turnips
However, the original carved pumpkin was not even a pumpkin; it was a turnip. Why was it a turnip? Well, this tradition originated in ancient Ireland where pumpkins did not exist just yet. Nowadays, we carve pumpkins instead of turnips simply because they are much easier to carve. Furthermore, the original Jack-O-Lanterns were not used just for fun and decoration, instead they had a much more important purpose and it was to ward off evil spirits. Every Halloween, people of ancient Ireland would carve turnips and place an ember in them for protection from evils beings on the other side. The original carved turnips were not as festive as today's orange pumpkins. In reality, they were actually a lot more terrifying. Well, I guess, they had to serve their purpose.


LEGEND OF THE JACK-O-LANTERN

Hundreds of year ago, there was a man named Jack. Jack was an old drunk who enjoyed playing tricks on pretty much everyone: his family, friends and even the Devil himself. One day, he decided to trick the Devil into climbing up an apple tree. When the Devil climbed up, Jack placed crosses all around the tree making the Devil stuck up there since he was not able to touch the crosses. However, Devil got mad and threatened that he will take Jack's soul after his death. Jack begged the Devil to change his mind. Finally, the Devil promised not to take his soul as long as he lets him down the apple tree. Jack agreed and moves away the crosses allowing the Devil to climb down. 
Many years later, Jack died and his soul went to the Gates of Heaven. However, he was not good enough to enter the Heaven. That's when Jack's soul went to Hell. However, the Devil was keeping his promise from years ago; he will not take Jack's soul. Now, Jack had nowhere to go. He was destined to wonder the Netherworld for all eternity. Netherworld was forever pitch black and all Jack had with him was his favorite food which he always carried with him, a turnip. Scared, he asked the Devil how could he see since there was no light. The Devil than tossed him an amber from the flames of Hell to help him light his way. Jack carved the turnip and put the ember inside. From that day onward, Jack roamed the earth without a resting place, lighting his way as he went with his "Jack-O-Lantern.


...One more day till Halloween...
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Favorite Paranormal YouTube: Paranormal Kativity

In the ocean of videos that's called YouTube, everyone seems to find whatever satisfies their interest; paranormal fans included. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to discuss some of the paranormal YouTube channels that are worth paying attention to. For the first article, I've chosen Paranormal Kativity, probably one of my favorite new channels in general.


A LITTLE BIT ABOUT... PARANORMAL KATIVITY

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https://twitter.com/paranormkat
The clever name of the channel comes from the mixture of the content creator's name Kat and one of her favorite movies Paranormal Activity; creating Paranormal Kativity. The channel has been active for only a year now and it is already drawing attention. With a current following of roughly 20.000 subscribers, Paranormal Kativity has experienced a quick rise within the last few months. The channel mainly focuses on different paranormal phenomenon as well as strange mysteries. However, the audience is also allowed to take a peek into Kat's life throught her vlogs or videos when she features her boyfriend or her friends. 


One of the best things about this channel it's the approach to paranormal which is more light-hearted rather than fear-based. Paranormal Kat also appears to be grounded, genuine and honest about both her experiences and her opinions. Another aspect of the channel that's really awesome, is it's interaction with the audience. Interaction is achieved through giveaway and shout-outs to her fans in both her videos and different social media. Paranormal Kativity even has an entire series dedicated to interaction with fans; Netflix and Chills. During the series, she watches horror movies live with her fans via Google Hangouts. 


FAVORITE VIDEOS

Channel's content mostly consists of Kat's personal unexplained experiences, popular but true mysterious stories, different paranormal discussions, Ouija Board sessions as well as paranormal investigations. Although, I love all of her videos, bellow are the ones I would qualify as my favorite (or the ones I was drawn to watch more than once) to give you an idea of what Paranormal Kativity is all about.


REAVENANT ACRES INVESTIGATION
Definitely worth a watch. Paranormal Kativity goes on paranormal investigation to a haunted house called Reavenant Acres. Multiple paranormal phenomenon is recorded during investigation including different sounds, spirit box session as well as a really cool flashlight game with a ghost. Paranormal Kativity visited the same place a few months later as well, capturing even more spooky phenomena. To see her second investigation; either visit her channel or click here.


LET'S PLAY OUIJA BOARD... &EAT COOKIES
In this video, Paranormal Kativity plays Ouija Board with her friend. The video is both spooky and cute as Kat's friend learns more about spirits who seem to be chilling around her. It needs to be noted that Kat's Ouija Board sessions appear to be one of the most genuine ones found online making them a must to watch for anyone interested in paranormal.


DARK ENERGIES INHABITING A HOUSE
In the last video, Paranormal Kativity tells a true story about the house which might be haunted by darker energies. It was a story she heard about from other people but, eventually, she went to check the house herself. In the video, she explains both her experience at the house as well as the story she heard about it. 

There is a lot more where that came from. Therefore, I would deffinetely suggest to anyone who is a paranormal fan to check out Paranormal Kativity's Channel. In conclusion, I would just like to note that Mysteria Words Blog is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Paranormal Kativity; this channel is simply one of my faves :)

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Paranormal Experiences With My Roommate II

So, a few months back, I have written about some paranormal phenomenon my roommate and I have experienced. In that post, I mentioned that there are periods when strange things would happen and than, suddenly, out of the blue, they would stop. Well, it appears that the period of activity has once again returned. Considering the Halloween is approaching, it is not really that surprising.

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It all started several days ago when multiple syncronicities would occur or, at least, they would be more noticeable than usually. Then, two days ago, in a middle of a night, my roommate heard someone breathing in our hallway. Next day, things got even stranger. My roommate went out. She wasn't gone for more than a minute when I heard her return home. She unlocked the doors and went to her bedroom. At the time I was in my room on my laptop so I just yelled out: "What did you forget?" Nobody answered. Needless to say, nobody was there. Few moments later, she actually returned - it wasn't raining anymore, so she came back to leave the umbrella at home since she won't be needing it. A day went on. At one point I went to the kitchen to do the dishes. Still home alone, I hear my roommate return. Don't worry, it was actually her this time. However, the first thing she asked me upon her arrival was: "Did you fall down?" "No, I didn't" - I reply. Apparently, she heard me fall down and yell out: "Come on!" out of frustration. Well, that never happens. It doesn't end there - my roommate claims she heard me yell out: "No!" last night.

This is not the first time this has happened. Here are other two times the phenomena had happened: story 1, story 2.  There is a whole list of explanations as to why this phenomena could occur; from prophecies, entities imitating the living, stale energies, hallucinations, different dimensions etc. I guess, we just have to figure out what's been happening in our case. 

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Is The Veil Between the Worlds Thinner on Halloween?

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It is often said that ghosts, spirits and different beings from the other side are able to walk the Earth on Halloween night. On top of that, reports of paranormal activities are higher around Halloween than any other time of the year. So, that brings out the question: is the veil between the psychical world and the spiritual world really thinner around Halloween? 
My guess is - yes! Here is why...


COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS

Through months of September, October and November, several holidays related to the spiritual world are being celebrated. Few of them are listed bellow:

  • India, September/October, Pitru Paksha (fortnight of the ancestors) is celebrated. 
  • Cambodia, between September and October, P'chum ben is celebrated. 
  • Modern western world, October 31st, Halloween is celebrated.
  • Catholic countries worldwide, November 1st, All Saints Day is celebrated.
  • Catholic countries worldwide, November 2nd, All Souls Day is celebrated. 
  • Mexico, November 1st, el Dia se los Muertos (day of the dead) is celebrated. 
  • Haiti, fête guédé (ghede), November 2nd, is celebrated.
  • Bolivia, November 9th, dia de los Natitas is celebrated. 


During these holidays, people would remember their passed loved ones and honor them by sending prayers, lighting candles, visiting their graves, offering food, water and other gifts to their ancestors. People will also wear costumes resembling paranormal entities, decorate their house all spooky, visit haunted locations and an interest in psychics and mediumship seem to rise during the months of September, October and November. 

So, where does all of this come from? From us, it comes from all of us! As mentioned above, during the spooky time of the year, we rise our interest in supernatural topics, we dwell into the psychic abilities, we remember our loved ones and visit their graves or we might simply decorate our house otherworldly. By doing so, intentionally or unintentionally, lots of people around the globe are calling out to the spirit world at once. With so many people included in the process of celebrating the spirit world, we create powerful collective energy which calls out to the other side and draws them into our physical world. 

Therefore, the answer would be; the veil between the physical world and the spiritual world is definetely thinner around Halloween. According to amandalinettemeder.com, the period when the veil is the thinnest is from October 14th to November 4th. 

Now, there is nothing to be afraid of. On the contrary, this time of the year could be very beneficial for many, so don't let it go unnoticed purely because of fear. The help and guidance from the other side is closer than any other time of the year. Therefore, don't be surprised by unexplained phenomenon occurring or, even better, if a sudden answer to your questions and dilemmas strangely pops into your head. This happens because synchronicity is working full speed around Halloween. Notice the magical things happening and embrace them. After all, we are the ones who asked for magic!

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Monday, October 10, 2016

2016, a Year of Clown Sightings

Who is afraid of clowns? If you are, this year's Halloween will be scarier than ever for you. Why is it so? Well, so far, it appears that this year is going to be a year of clown sightings. It all started back in August 2016 in South Carolina when several people started reporting encounters with creepy random clowns. Since then, clown sightings grew and, by now, pretty much the entire world is affected by it. Naturally, the phenomenon went viral making it pretty hard to ignore it at this point.

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Initially, clowns were seen by woods or wooded areas where they would attempt to lour children into the woods with them. First children to come across them, report that the clowns were equipped with flashing green laser lights. Police was called to investigate but found no trace of clowns or anything related to clowns. As time went by, it appeared that the clowns were no longer limited to just the wooded areas. On the contrary, some people claim seeing them by the end of the roads or even at their doorsteps. Sometimes, the clown will just stare at you while other times clowns actually chase and terrorize people. So far, the mysterious clown encounters resulted in numerous police reports, several arrests and at least one death. 

Possible explanation for the current clown craze could be promotional work for the upcoming horror movies "It" and "31". However, nobody related to either of these movies owned up to it leaving a clown sightings a mystery. Some believe that these sightings might have started as something serious but eventually created a snowball effect and turned into an actual trend. Even the TV news are now doing reports about this trend


Whatever the initial explanation was, we are now faced with tons reports, pictures and videos of clown sightings. Some of them are hoax while others might be real and dangerous. After all, everyone has their own reasons for jumping this creepy band wagon. Since there are so many clown videos in the last couple of months with new emerging every day, bellow is the compilation of 10 of the scariest clown sightings by a youtuber Top5Central.


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Friday, October 7, 2016

Halloween Superstitions II

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In yesterday's post, we have started our topic of Halloween superstitions. Since Halloween is all about supernatural, it is no wonder that there are a lot more superstitions surrounding the holiday aside from those we mentioned yesterday. Therefore, it is only appropriate to add them to our list! 

Today's post will be a part two of strange and spooky superstitions regarding the holiday of Halloween.


HALLOWEEN SUPERSTITIONS II

It is believed that the dead are allowed to walk the Earth on Halloween. Dressing up as a ghoul makes them think you are one of them, so they would not steal your soul.

If you see bats flaying around your house on Halloween, it is a sign that spirits are nearby. Furthermore, if a bat flies into your house on Halloween, it is believed that your house is haunted - a spirit let the bat come in. 

To prevent evil spirits from coming into your house on Halloween, you should walk around your home three times backwards and counterclockwise before sunset. 

To prevent any spirits from entering your home on Halloween, you should bury animal bones or a picture of an animal near the doorway.

Crossing paths with a black cat on Halloween is a sign that a witch is nearby.

If a girl goes to a field on Halloween at midnight to steal cabbages, the first man she meets afterwards will be her husband.

Another way to for girl to find out who she will marry is to carry a lamp to a spring of water on Halloween. She will see her future husband in the reflection of the water. 

If a girl wishes to see both her future husband and her future children, she should carry a broken egg in a glass to a spring water during the day on Halloween. She should mix some of the spring water into the glass to be able to see a glimpse of her future children.

It is believed that it is not good to travel on Halloween.

If you hurt a black cat on Halloween, you will end up with seven years of bad luck.

Last, but not least - if a flame of a candle becomes blue on Halloween night, it is a sign that a spirit or a ghost is near.



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SOURCES:
http://www.ancientsuperstitions.com/origins-of-superstition/halloween-superstitions/
http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2013/09/halloween_superstitions.html
http://www.frightbytes.com/halloween_superstition/halloween_superstitions2.html
http://www.livescience.com/16677-halloween-superstitions-traditions.html
http://www.superstitionsof.com/halloween-superstitions.htm

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Halloween Superstitions

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If you have not started already, it is only appropriate to start getting into the spooky fall mood; we have already dived into the magical autumn and, after all, Halloween is only 25 days away! Therefore, we have decided to dedicate this article to Halloween; Halloween superstitions in particular. 

According to wikipedia, superstition is the belief in supernatural causality - one event causes another to happen without any natural process linking the two events. Moreover, superstitions contradict natural science. Halloween, being all about supernatural, is full of all kinds of superstitions.


HALLOWEEN SUPERSTITIONS

A person born on Halloween will possess all kinds of supernatural abilities. A person will also be protected from all the negative energies and they will have the ability to wart off evil spirits.

If you hear foot steps behind you on Halloween, it would be smart not to look back. It is believed that the dead are following you. If you turn back, they might bring you with them.

If you wish to meet a witch, wear your clothes inside out on Halloween.

Lighted Jack-o-Latterns and ringing a bell will keep evil spirits away.

To learn all the important things that will happen to you within the next year, go to crossroads on Halloween and just listen to the wind.

Burning a new orange candle o Halloween will bring you good luck. However, burning a Halloween candle on any other day will bring you bad luck.

If you see a spider on Halloween, it might be your dead loved one watching over you.

When bobbing for apples, the first person to bite an apple will be the first person to marry. On top of that, the state of the apple will show what kind of marriage will person have. The more healthy the apple, the happier the marriage.

If you catch a snail on Halloween and lock it in a flat dish, there is a possibility the you will see a first letter of your husbands name written in the snail's slime.

Looking deeply into a candle's flame on Halloween gives you a gift of seeing the future.




SOURCES:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstition
http://www.frightbytes.com/halloween_superstition/halloween_superstitions.html
http://www.frightbytes.com/halloween_superstition/halloween_superstitions2.html
http://superstitionsonline.com/holidays-halloween/

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello, October!

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October's the month when the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins, leaves sailing down -
October is red and golden and brown.
From an unknown author

Mysteria Words wishes you a Happy October!