Sex With Ghosts?

sex_with_ghosts_jpgMoonfire doesn’t currently publish a dating and dining guide for ghosts. But maybe we should, because sex with ghosts is apparently a thing now. Even though it’s something of a recent fad, as it turns out it has a long history. A number of grimoires – books of spells – from the Middle Ages and Renaissance include spells for summoning up spectral sexual partners. At any rate, two intrepid Buzzfeed writers recently decided to give it a go, and this is their story.

Spectrophilia — sexual intercourse between living human beings and ghosts — is a phenomenon with a history that dates back centuries. The folklore of many cultures include stories about humans gettin’ it on with ghostly entities — gods, demons, Caspers, you name it.

In modern day, though, barely anyone talks about ghost sex. It’s pretty much just Kesha and Paranormal 2 actress Natasha Blasick. Not even one Kardashian has Instagrammed about it.

A person in search of answers to their ghost-sex inquiries has very limited resources. For that reason, we — Arianna Rebolini and Katie Heaney — decided to investigate it for ourselves.

We decided to fuck some ghosts.

The story goes on from there, and the whole thing makes for quite an entertaining read. The short version is that one of the writers didn’t experience anything, and all that happened to the other was that she felt a weird tingle in her hand at one point during the night. You never know, that tingle could have been a ghost trying to make contact, or maybe she just held her hand at the wrong angle at some point. With such minimal data it’s hard to tell.

A couple of thoughts – it’s pretty clear that these two writers went into it expecting nothing to happen, and a lot of the time if you’re closed off to something paranormal happening it won’t. During the Renaissance, though, somebody would generally only try something like this if they really expected it to work. So as with anything, set and setting are important. And maybe if they would have tried the full procedure from one of those old grimoires, it might have worked better.

The Museum of Shadows

museum_of_shadowsIf you ever find yourself in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and are a fan of the paranormal, check out The Museum of Shadows, a museum filled with allegedly paranormal items that bills itself as “the most haunted museum in the world.” Owners Nate and Kaleigh Raterman have assembled a collection of more than a thousand “haunted items” from all over the world. In addition to the collection itself, the museum also hosts a variety of activities.

Touring the museum is only one of the activities ghost-lovers can partake in there. “We have candlelight tours and guided tours in the evening where we talk about the most haunted items in the museum and the different paranormal activities we have experienced in the museum,” Nate said.

Actual ghost hunts are also available. “It’s lights out and we use top-of-the-line equipment and actually investigate ghosts. Our June 23 ghost hunt was sold out,” Nate said. Four ghost hunts are scheduled every month. Only 12 tickets are sold for each ghost hunt. “Candlelight tours are open to anyone,” Nate said.

The museum opened in Plattsmouth June 17 at 502 Main Street. “We opened it October 2016 in Elmwood and moved it from there,” Kaleigh said. “Plattsmouth is really nice. We love the community. Our first event here in Plattsmouth involved all repeat customers who went to an event in Elmwood. They love the building and love Plattsmouth. There is more for them to do. They can walk around the downtown to the different shops. We’ve had really good feedback from people who came to our past location.”

Kaleigh said they both enjoy having the museum on Plattsmouth’s historic Main Street. “It’s also a larger building and we have room to expand,” she said.

That sounds like just the sort of place Moonfire fans might want to explore. If we’re ever in the area we’ll be sure to check it out, and bring back any cool and spooky paranormal tales from our trip.

Hauntings at Grand Central Terminal

grand_central_terminalAccording to “The Ghost Doctors,” a team of paranormal investigators located in New York City, New York’s Grand Central Terminal is haunted – like, really haunted. The team consisting of “Dr. Pete” and “Dr. Stew” has taken to leading groups of amateur ghost hunters through the place after teaching them to use basic ghost hunting equipment like infrared heat detectors.

The Ghost Doctors can often be seen leading groups of rookie ghost hunting detectives through the winding passages and darkened hallways of Grand Central Terminal. After a short but thorough training session in basic ghost hunting including the use of a variety of different ghost hunting equipment, their newly inducted paranomral investigators are off to seek out and explore the supernatural side of this Grand Terminal.

“One of the pieces of equipment our amateur ghost hunters are trained in, is the use of infrared heat detectors which is definitely a cool piece of equipment when looking for some hot paranormal activity especially during the summer months.” says Dr. Pete.

In fact, the Ghost Doctors have lead groups of people hailing from all parts of the tri-state area and “beyond” on ghostly hunts in some of New York’s most iconic landmarks including Grand Central Terminal. “We have people who come to New York City traveling by all forms of transportation to experience a paranormal adventure. And no matter how one gets here, ghost hunting in Grand Central Terminal is bound to be one supernatural ride,” says Dr. Stew.

So if you’re ever in New York City looking for some paranormal action, get in touch with The Ghost Doctors. They’ll be able to hook you up.