The Haunted Pen’s Guide to Ghosts – Part Two

There are myriad experiences that occur within the realm of the paranormal. The following list is a broad overview of some of the many supernatural phenomena, entities, and activity said to exist. Animal Spirit Guide Native Americans believe that when you are born an animal spirit enters your soul and protects you throughout your life. … More The Haunted Pen’s Guide to Ghosts – Part Two

The Haunted Pen’s Guide to Ghosts – Part One

Do you believe in ghosts? Yes? You are not alone. Ghosts are among the most widely believed paranormal phenomenon, and many cultures worldwide believe in spirits surviving death to live on in another realm. Sometimes called an apparition, haunt, phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter, spirit, spook, or wraith, a ghost is the soul or spirit of … More The Haunted Pen’s Guide to Ghosts – Part One


Aichmophobia is a form of specific (or isolated) phobia where the sufferer has an intense irrational or unnecessary fear of sharp objects. Specific phobias tend to have a previous trauma – frequently occurring in childhood, and often leading to physical injury – as a root cause. The word is derived from the Greek aichmē, meaning … More Aichmophobia

Blog Share – Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules For Writers

Stephen King’s books have sold over 350 million copies. Like them or loathe them, you have to admit that’s impressive. King’s manual “On Writing” reveals that he’s relentlessly dedicated to his craft. He admits that not even The King himself always sticks to his rules – but trying to follow them is a good start. … More Blog Share – Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules For Writers

Author Interview – J.H. Moncrieff

Today, I’m pleased to bring you the first edition of “The Third Degree” where I’ll be subjecting authors to grueling interrogations in an effort to discover more about their writing techniques and published work. My first victim guest is J.H. Moncrieff, author of the “GhostWriters” series of supernatural suspense books featuring “City of Ghosts,” “The … More Author Interview – J.H. Moncrieff

The Winchester Mystery House

For nearly 100 years, the Winchester Mystery House located in San Jose, California has been Mecca for paranormal investigators, ghost hunters, mediums, and even non- paranormal believers. On February 2, 2018, the house and its chilling past will be attracting increased interest when the supernatural horror movie “Winchester,” starring the wonderful Dame Helen Mirren in … More The Winchester Mystery House

Blog Share – The History of Creepy Dolls

While researching the information for my blog post “The Dread Files – Pediophobia,” I discovered this superb feature on the Smithsonian website written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on July 15th, 2015. In my humble opinion, this feature is too interesting not to share with you as a companion to my “Dread Files” feature. The History … More Blog Share – The History of Creepy Dolls


Pediophobia is the perpetual fear or worry of dolls, such as walking/talking dolls or porcelain and china dolls. Despite being safe, seeing a doll makes the phobic person believe that he or she is in some sort of danger. Dolls have been a source of entertainment for children for many years. They often talk to … More Pediophobia