Halloween 2K17: Buy a Haunted Doll, Help Hurricane Irma Relief

Okay, so let’s kick off Halloween 2K17 by dipping our hands into the bizarre: a “haunted doll” is for sale on one of Facebook’s many online yard sales. This one is located in Central New Jersey. I must admit, this is definitely a first. Both as a frequent browser in the group and eight years…

Paranormal File: Real Activity on Our Strauss Mansion Ghost Tours

The haunted tours at the Strauss Mansion Museum this year were different. No script, no actors, no jump-scares or cheap thrills. Instead, we wanted to let our real ghosts do the talking. Myself along with other members of Ghosts on the Coast led five tours per night the last two weekends, approximately 45 minutes each….

Halloween 2K16: A Full Schedule of Events at the Strauss Mansion

Just like last year, Reel to Real will feature a special series for the fall season. Titled “Halloween 2K16”, this will be where I blog about horror movies, share fall recipes, and also let you know what’s going on in my paranormal investigating adventures. October is going to be a busy month. My team, Ghosts…

Paranormal File: The Best Evidence I Ever Captured

I will spare you all the backstory, because it is enough for another book. I have a second manuscript already finished detailing the paranormal occurrences which happenedĀ at Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands last October. Maybe one day when I have the time, I will sit down and edit them for publication on this blog. Or,…

Paranormal File: An Investigation of Rose Hill Cemetery

As written about last week, the Ghosts on the Coast team checked out historic and haunted Rose Hill Cemetery in Matawan, New Jersey. Again, we did not experience anything incredible, although this past investigation did lead us to discovering the identity of who is buried in the “Zombie” grave. We conducted several SB-7 sessions and…

Paranormal File: An Investigation of Brookdale’s Campus

Background Working for Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey provided me with a unique opportunity this past July. Because they were looking for me to run a different kind of summer camp than the usual, I suggested a paranormal investigating camp for high school students. This camp would be held in a classroom and…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: October is Finally Here!

My favorite month of the year is finally here. This blog is already well underway with our special “Halloween Twenty-Fifteen” column which will carry on until the end of October. I’ve already posted 16 articles in this column over the last month, including horror and sci-fi movie reviews as well as write-ups of my paranormal…

Paranormal File: Spy House Historical Documents and Folklore

The Spy House has been a popular subject in the paranormal section on this blog over the years. Located in Port Monmouth, New Jersey, it has been an alluring location for ghost hunters, psychics, and paranormal tourists for decades. While I have captured my own evidence at the house and I believe it is haunted,…

Paranormal File: Echoes from Strauss Mansion’s Recent Past

When people think of a Victorian mansion built in 1893, they probably assume that all the ghosts inhabiting the establishment are from that time period. That is not entirely the case at Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands. This location has been written about many times on this blog, and is also the subject of my…

My Book Reviewed by Garden State Legacy

This past September, I was thrilled to have my first book published, titled, Ghost Hunting Confidential: Investigating Strauss Mansion. In this book, I split time between information on the ghost hunting hobby, its history, and the various methods and equipment we use, while the second half tells of the paranormal investigations I have conducted at…