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The Dybbuk Box

GhostsDybbuks are thought to be malevolent spirits that haunt the bodies of the living and make them crazy. For some this is a total superstition but for others .... who knows? Using this fear in some people, some entrepreneur created what he called "A Dybbuk Box" ostensibly holding the aura of one of these spirits. And there begins the tale .......

 

Finally, the truth behind the 'haunted' Dybbuk Box can be revealed
By Charles Moss for Input

In Jewish folklore, a “dybbuk” is a trouble-making spirit that possesses the living. An old cabinet that came to be known as the Dybbuk Box was bought by Kevin Mannis in 2001. Eventually, the “cursed cabinet” spooked more than a few people and sparked the inspiration for a Hollywood film. Charles Moss has the old cabinet’s origin story, from the man who sold it on eBay in 2003.

Here is more from an article in Input Magazine

 


A Medium Left a Mother in Tears With a Message From Her Daughter

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A medium left a mom in tears after she shared what she interpreted as a message from the woman’s late daughter, who died eight years prior.

Amie Balesky, the founder of The Balesky Experience, took to TikTok to share the heartwrenching story in a video that has since racked up over 4.2 million views. Balesky, who claims to have clairvoyant capabilities and says she uses spiritual mediation to be able to communicate with those who have died, shared that she was in front of an H-E-B supermarket when she witnessed a woman having trouble parking her car because of a rogue shopping cart that was blocking her from fully pulling into a spot.

Balesky got out of her car to move the cart, and when the woman came over to thank her, the medium says she immediately felt the strong presence of a person in her mid-twenties.

“I’m like, ‘ma’am, can I please ask you something?’ She’s like, ‘yeah,'” Balesky recalled. “I was like, ‘do you have a daughter that passed that’s between like 23 and 25? Because she’s around you right now, and you can just feel the love.'”

“The woman looked at me, took off her sunglasses and started to tear up,” she continued. Balesky said the woman then shared that she did, in fact, have a daughter who died by suicide eight years ago at the age of 24. The day Balesky encountered the mother happened to be her late daughter’s birthday, and she was on the way to purchase supplies to bake her favorite cake. “I told her I’m actually a mediator… and I haven’t felt somebody this strong in a long time,” Balesky recalled.

“She said, ‘today’s her birthday, every year I go to the grocery store and I get a little tiny cake and I put a candle in it for her, and I sing her happy birthday at night and blow out her candle,'” Balesky continued, adding that the woman graciously thanked her for her message.

TikTokers were extremely emotional over the video. “I’m crying for her,” one user commented. “That had to feel so healing for her.” “Her daughter compelled you to move the cart so her mom could park,” another user wrote. “How sweet.” “You are an angel on earth,” another wrote. “She will never forget that moment.”

According to The Balesky Experience’s website, the mission of the group is to “bring its clients peace of mind, comfort, and answers unattainable by other means.” “By utilizing her advanced skills in spiritual mediation, our founder Amie M Balesky can provide clients with accurate insight into a variety of life’s most difficult facets,” its About Us page reads. “From relationship issues to business concerns, to unresolved feelings after the death of a loved one, people across the world are often left feeling that these, and other unknowns, must remain so. They are either unaware that there is a viable path to answers or have been misled by others offering services that were disingenuous and ineffective. But answers do exist, and we at The Balesky Experience are here to provide the way.”

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The Danse Macabre

There is probably nothing more fascinating or scary than the Dance Macabre which, in a time where death was all around. Wikipedia define it as  consisting of the dead or a personification of death summoning representatives from all walks of life to dance along to the grave, typically with a pope, emperor, king, child, and laborer. It was produced as memento mori, to remind people of the fragility of their lives and how vain were the glories of earthly life. Its origins are postulated from illustrated sermon texts; the earliest recorded visual scheme was a now-lost mural at Holy Innocents' Cemetery in Paris dating from 1424 to 1425. 

In this Atlas Obscura podcast, Caitlin Doughty, from “Ask a Mortician,” gives us a dance lesson in the two-step we were all born to do.

 


Where to Go to Increase Your Luck

Want to increase your luck? Listen to this compelling podcast by Atlas Obscura as the take you to Pere La Chaise Cemetery in Paris to the grave of Victor Noir  and to a range of other sites such as the lucky statues where, for example, rubbing the belly of a laughing Buddah, or the testicles of the Bull on Wall Street is thought to increase luck and fortune. Listen and maybe you can increase your luck.

 


Coney Island Event with Paranormal Expert Mark Sceurman

Mark Sceurman has been investigating the weird and unusual in his home state of New Jersey for over 30 years, compiling over 56 volumes of travels through haunted homes, abandoned factories and underground tunnels entitled Weird NJ. Not only traveling in the paranormal realm, his search to seek out the truth between local legends, mysterious areas and the darker side of history has been an ongoing theme.

Sceurman has also traveled across the United States to seek out similar legends and paranormal hot spots, co-producing 40 books with Mark Moran proving that each state has its own share of strangeness to be told.

He claims his next door neighbor has knowledge of aliens and time travel but has told him he cannot divulge any information. His neighbor only wears dark glasses and white shirts. Sceurman was once visited at home by the Men In Black, asking if his neighbor ever talked about his job. He received a letter in the mail with samples of dirt claiming to be from Mars, and another letter from someone who wants to show him a portal to the Inner Earth, which happens to be in New Jersey.

He claims the encounters with people that he comes in contact with are sometimes more frightening than any haunted house. He has never had a close encounter but would like to.

Mark Moran is lifelong resident of New Jersey, and graduate of Parson's School of Design in the NYC. As co-publisher, writer and photographer of Weird NJ Magazine, Mark has spent the last 28 years wandering the back roads, back alleys and backwoods of the Garden State and beyond, seeking out mysteries and trying to find explanations for the unexplainable.

Mark is the co-creator of the bestselling Weird NJ and Weird U.S. series of books published by Barnes & Noble. He has co-authored more than 40 books, 60 magazines, and was the co-host of the Weird U.S. television show, which aired on the History Channel.

In addition to his ongoing role as commentator on Travel Channel’s Paranormal Caught on Camera, Mark has made frequent TV appearances on other shows, like; The Holzer Files and Trending Fear.

These days Mark lives a seemingly normal life in a quiet Jersey suburb. Though his mild-mannered neighbors would never suspect it, each morning as he jumps into his Jeep to go to work, Mark begins a brand-new adventure into the unknown, seldom explored and all but forgotten side of American culture.

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