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A toolkit to help all ghosts in distress

Spectral iPhone pictures have been on a marked rise in recent years and so have questions linked with them, leading...

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Eternal mysteries of life and death

She’s only seventeen but after battling incurable progressive muscle atrophy for several years, Ankita looks like a ghost already and...

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Need to control hostile water spirits

Do water related tragedies like those which have snuffed out and blighted so many lives in India during the recent...

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The lesser known world of water spirits

Recently, the fury of the rains and flood waters brought death and devastation to many areas in India. One’s heart...

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Friendly ghosts who never intend to harm

Do ghosts who reside on earth or in technical terms are “earthbound” exist in a freewheeling manner or do they...

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Can you be haunted by plants and animals?

Can plants and trees become ghosts? Can plants be possessed by ghosts? Can ghosts reside inside plants? These questions have...

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The mysterious world of shape-shifters

Can one merge into the body of any animal, plant, rock, water, or into anything else one may choose and...

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Exciting possibilities of having a lookalike

Isn’t the doppelganger phenomenon the same as the bi-location phenomenon or for that matter the “look alike-doubles” phenomenon? Even though...

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Abiding mystery of doppelgangers

What if you hadn’t ventured out of Delhi for the last few weeks and a friend called up to say,...

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Seeking explanations for the supernatural

Dr. Makhen, a civil surgeon, passed on to the other world many years ago but people who knew him still...

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Honouring hungry ghosts for Ullambana

Ullambana. Have you heard of it? It is believed to be the time when the gates of hell are opened...

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Most feared ghosts from across the world

Most times they’re invisible, yet they seem to be everywhere, in every country, in every culture.  Commonly known as ghosts,...

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Mystery surrounding the haunted bridges

The passage of time over many centuries has yielded an astoundingly rich treasure trove of haunted places, ghost stories and...

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Of ghost marriages and spirit girlfriends

Come beautiful one, come into my life, float into my arms. I will honour you, fulfill all your needs if...

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Ghostly consequences of unfinished matters

It’s very easy to become a ghost. All you have to do is to refuse to move on to the...

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Can the ghost of a priest haunt us?

Some time ago, a former bureaucrat sought me out with a strange question: after death can a priest become a...

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The mysterious door to the afterlife

Recently, there were exciting reports that a crime team from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States government’s...

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Grey phantoms, white haze and blue light

The blue of the sea, the blue of the ocean, a white haze, a blue haze often seen on mountains,...

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Wielding power in life and in afterlife

If you are powerful in life, do you remain powerful after death, a heavy weight Indian poilitician in failing health...

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Dignity, privacy of the dead must be protected

Even the dead have dignity, the Supreme Court of India observed recently, adding that the living too had a right...

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Can supernatural events be prevented?

In normal, natural deaths, even those which occur after a period of great pain, as in many cases of cancer,...

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Turning corpses into pieces of diamond

Diamonds made from the ashes of the dead may sound eerie, but it’s been a fascinating reality for more than...

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Peace is the key to placating ghosts

At times, it’s difficult to decide which of these is more fascinating or mind boggling: actually encountering a ghost or...

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Belief, unbelief and otherworldly beings

Can ghosts, spirits and related supernatural phenomena be seen or felt only at dusk, twilight or at night? Is it...