| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Are we always to be haunted by our past? August Wilson raises the question in hisPulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson."
"There ain't no ghosts in this house," insists Boy Willie, recently returned to the home shared by his uncle and sister.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Urban legends and ghost stories surround an old mansion in Southwest Virginia. From murder and war, to mental illness and slavery, the tales are so tall that the television series Ghost Hunters made the trip to Wythe County to investigate.
It's not the...
| Feb 12, 2012
Oatman. If it was good enough for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard on their honeymoon, Oatman should be good enough for you, although it's been 73 years since the Hollywood couple spent their honeymoon night in the allegedly haunted...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The second annual Central VA ParaQuest is at the Holiday Inn in downtown Lynchburg on Friday and Saturday.
This year seminars will be held on area hauntings, as well as the 2012 Mystique, UFO's, the Mothman, Psychic Animal Communication, Talking with the...
| 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 5, 2012
| 11:12 AM
When author and educator Mark Spencer moved into the historic Allen family home in Monticello, Arkansas, he had no idea that he and his family were not alone.
Spencer introduced the story of his encounters as well as an uncovered secret about the...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Halloween is still more than two months away, but ghosts are filling up movie theaters like it's already October.
"ParaNorman,"a stop-motion animated film about a boy who talks to ghosts and zombies, and "The Awakening," a period tale of a grieving young...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Newspapers in Sweden reported in January that two of the country's most heinous murderers apparently fell in love with each other behind the locked doors of their psychiatric institution and, following a 26-day Internet-chat "courtship," have decided to...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Is it us or was 2012 the year of streaming music? It seems like most everyone we know is now listening to music — new music, old music, super-obscure music, pop bubble gum, the latest releases, old-school hip-hop, brutal metal, avant classical,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Da Chen hit bestseller lists in 1999 with his first book, the memoir "Colors of the Mountain." That, and its sequel, "Sounds of the River," told of the hardships he experienced while growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Chen had moved...