| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:00 AM
The Tech Report headed to the darkest, scariest, place we could find and brought along an expert in everything paranormal to find the apps that will haunt smartphones.
"This is a perfect setting to do a ghost hunt," ghost hunter Brian Patrick said. "We...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 11:08 PM
Believe in the paranormal?
It’s the time of year a lot of people do. Maybe you've seen a flash of light, felt a room go cold, or heard something spooky.
As we approach Halloween, a lot of people are looking for places in Northern California...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Thousands of people pass through Grand Central Station every day but did you know one area is haunted? That's what the paranormal experts say.
"In 1923, it was the private office and saloon of a financial tycoon named John Campbell," current owner Marc...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2012
Sandi Tan's past is teeming with ghosts. The Pasadena-based filmmaker-turned-novelist isn't a "seer" herself — she's a self-described scaredy-cat and doesn't particularly enjoy supernatural books and movies — but her childhood in Singapore...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 5:48 PM
There's probably some great psychology/sociology book out there that analyzes why we like ghost stories, why they appear in nearly every culture, and why they're generally the first horror concept each culture develops. Presumably it has something to do...
| Aug 23, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
In the astoundingly incompetent “The Apparition,” the most legitimate conversation involves a debate about whether or not Costco sells saguaro cacti.
Good news, green thumbs; it appears they do.
Pretty much every...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come.
"Frog and Toad All Year" by...
| Aug 30, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Last week's “The Apparition” contained an alarming lack of skill. So “The Awakening” represents a certain corrective because it disturbs for reasons other than nearly everyone involved in the horror movie not...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:19 PM
"Liesl & Po" by Lauren Oliver
"Liesl and Po" is about a girl, a boy, a ghost, and a ghost pet. Will (the boy), confuses a box containing ashes of Henry Morbower, who is Liesl's father, with the most powerful magic in the world. Liesl is locked in the...
| Oct 1, 2012
OREGON, Ill. — Steve Gecan emerged from the VFW post and eased his 88-year-old frame into his pickup. He still remembers the murders — and all the theories.
"Everybody had an idea" about who killed two people on a lovers lane here in 1948,...