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The Strange Death of Margaret Smith

In 1908, a grandmother suddenly dropped dead after seeing the ghost of her grandson... whom she didn't know had died just hours before.  This spooky story was featured in newspapers all over the country; the following is an account of the strange incident as it appeared in the December 3, 1908 edition of the Daily Pioneer (Bemidji, MN).

New York, Dec. 2.-- The death of Mrs. Margaret Smith while she was visiting friends in this city has all the uncanny surroundings of a real ghost story.  Friends believe that she expired after seeing an apparition, for a moment before she fell to the floor the woman raised her eyes to the ceiling and exclaimed: "Why, Frank, where did you come from?"

Only a few hours previous Mrs. Smith's favorite grandson, Frank Kane, had died at his residence in West Sixteenth street, but Mrs. Smith had not been advised of it.

Physicians who examined the body pronounced her death as due to heart failure, but those who witnessed the dramatic scene think…

Adam Lanza Did NOT Kill Nancy Lanza: The Definitive Proof

On Monday, the most detailed account yet of the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 20 first-graders and six school employees dead was released by State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky, amid an outcry by Newtown parents to keep quiet about the incident, which many conspiracy theorists are hailing as the greatest cover-up since the JFK assassination.

The 48-page report, which includes 78 photographs of the school and the Lanza home, fails to provide a reason for Adam Lanza's actions or his decision to target the school.  Not surprisingly, nearly one year after the massacre, authorities refuse to provide any photographic evidence which shows Lanza entering the school, such as an image captured by the school's surveillance cameras.

Laughably, the 48-page "official report" provides the public with very little in the way of useful information.  Instead, the report contains such trivial "facts" as:

-Adam once forced his mother, Nancy, to get …

An Indiana Haunting: The Ghost of Columbus Cole

For over a century, residents of Flaherty, Indiana, have been spooked by a headless apparition, known to locals as "Columbus Cole".  Cole, a railroad employee, was killed in a boiler explosion in 1903 and, not long afterward, strange things began happening in the vicinity of the railway station near Laporte.  Here is the first known published account of the headless ghost of Columbus Cole, as it appeared in the August 16, 1905 edition of the Barbour County (Kansas) Index.

Town Haunted By Headless Ghost

Laporte, Ind.-- Ranked among the impossible spirit stories of tradition and of poetry is the one that keeps the residents in the vicinity of Flaherty in constant fear and trembling.  They are not afraid during the day time, but their voices are lowered in a singular manner when they approach the little railroad station where the history of the ghost of Columbus Cole is being made.

Nightly, after the sun sets, Flaherty station is avoided, because there is no question about the po…

Sylvia Browne, Famous Psychic, Dead at 77

On Wednesday, the world lost perhaps its best-known psychic when Sylvia Browne passed away in a hospital in San Jose, California.  She was 77.

A fixture on television talk shows for decades, Browne has appeared as a guest on shows hosted by Larry King, Dr. Drew Pinski, and Montel Williams- whose talk show she appeared on as a weekly guest for seventeen years.

In 1974 she established The Nirvana Foundation for Psychic Research, and went on to publish more than 50 books, 22 of which made it to the New York Times Best Sellers list.

More details on the passing of Sylvia Browne can be read here