| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:40 AM
BBC America kicks off October with a little Halloween treat called "Bedlam" (9 p.m. Oct. 1; 2.5 stars out of 4), a fright-fest about a new apartment conversion occupied by supernatural squatters.
The upscale residences of Bedlam Heights are in the former...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:12 PM
Mike Ricksecker, paranormal investigator and “ghostorian,” has had a lifelong passion for writing and mystery, which has led him to explore the realm of the paranormal. Ricksecker, 37, lives in Oklahoma but lived in...
| Oct 30, 2011
The dispatch to the 2400 block of San Diego Avenue was in response to a 911 call. A concerned citizen had reported that a woman was crying outside the historic Whaley House Museum.
The responding police officer will never forget that eerie evening...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:14 PM
So it turns out Huntington Beach is haunted. And by a pretty renowned specter too.
That was one of the things I learned Tuesday morning as I took a walking tour of downtown with two members of the city's Historic Resources Board. On the tour, we passed...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 6:35 AM
When most people think of Halloween, images of pumpkins, witches and ghosts usually come to mind. Whether you like to be scared senseless in a haunted house, learn more about true ghost stories or prefer a simple hayride on the farm to pick out pumpkins,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 5:06 PM
It used to be a brothel, or so they say.
The old white building sits on the hill like in "The Shining," cavernous and creaky, with long dark hallways and strange apartments. It is the Arch Beach Tavern, built in 1915 to house people from the movie...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Mike Ricksecker, paranormal investigator and "ghostorian," has had a lifelong passion for writing and mystery which has led him to explore the realm of the paranormal. He is the author of Ghosts of Maryland, Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma, and has...
| Oct 11, 2011
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is always looking for intriguing ways to lure new audiences into exploring the classics. For the company's current production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," director Ian Gallanar is inviting patrons in as specters....
| Oct 28, 2011
Here's our quick Halloween “how” guide. First up, how did a holiday that takes its name from a Catholic holy day — All Hallows' Eve, the eve of All Saints' Day — become the day to dress up in costume and ask for candy, tell...
| Jun 10, 2012
The Complete Short Stories
Introduction by Adam Gopnik
Everyman's Library: 716 pp., $28
Mark Twain was on the lecture circuit for over three decades. He would take the stage feigning bemusement at discovering his audience and stand silently...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...