/ Jan 4, 2017

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday.“There are small friends …ghosts. They’re all very friendly but you sometimes feel that you’re not completely alone,” Queen Silvia ...

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

/ Oct 28, 2016

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

Dominik Creazzi, “Paranormal Investigator” embossed on his jacket, strains his ears among the decaying tombstones of Vienna’s central cemetery, the last resting place of 3 million mortals from Beethoven to “Rock Me Amadeus” singer Falco.Armed with an array of high-tech gadgets to detect ghostly ...

The spooky side of Sanyutei Encho

Aug 11, 2015

The spooky side of Sanyutei Encho

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For all sorts of reasons, summer is the season of ghosts in Japan. Accordingly, The University Art Museum in Tokyo is presenting an exhibition of work connected to Meiji Era (1867-1912) storyteller Sanyutei Encho (1839-1900). Encho practised the art of rakugo, a traditional and ...

| Aug 12, 2008

It's ghost season in Japan — who you gonna call?

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If there are eerie goings-on in the neighborhood — and Halloween is still two months off — it could be because Japan’s traditional “ghost season” maxes out at this time of the year.While belief in the afterlife and in wandering spirits kept from peaceful ...