Weird News


October 29, 2016

Weird News

A study has proved people are most likely to move home after a paranormal experience.

Research conducted by specialist insurance broker Towergate has shown 49 per cent of British people have experienced paranormal activity in their home and one in eight people living in Britain have been forced to move out because they feared their humble abode was plagued by spirits.

Speaking about the results, a spokesperson from Towergate, Drew Wotherspoon, said: "When there are stories of something strange in a neighbourhood this can be a huge turn off for potential buyers. Some people thrive on stories of haunted houses, and can use tales of things going bump in the night to their advantage. What is clear from this research is that spooky vibes can be real deal breakers when it comes to buying and selling properties - and this makes it a scary time for sellers."

Additional research from the study revealed 30 per cent of homeowners have admitted to asking for a 20 per cent drop in the asking price if a house was haunted.

Michelle Paver made her ghost story a virtual reality to give her fans the "shock of their life".

The 56-year-old author gave her fans a supernatural scare by convincing the unsuspecting victims the ghost in her novel Thin Air were real. For the experiment, Michelle hired a theatrical director whose team used professional special effects to bring the ghost from the page in the book, into the room itself.

Speaking about the project, she said: "I've always wondered how people would react if they saw a real ghost. We got all the ingredients together, a great virtual ghost and a bunch of keen horror fans locked in a room. It was complete and utter panic. They expected a little scare, but what they got was the shock of their life."

A woman has got married to herself.

Crystal Ra Laksmi is convinced everybody has a male and female embedded within them and has decided to defy tradition by getting hitched to her inner man, which she has named Ra after the Egyptian sun god, in a bizarre ceremony in her native Estonia. According to the Daily Star newspaper, she said: "The fact that I connected my male and female sides makes me stronger. It makes me a real queen."

Although Crystal's theory has raised a few eyebrows around the world, her 21 guests share the same views as her on life and philosophy, and enjoyed the ceremony. Despite feeling content within now that her inner selves are hitched, the nuptials wasn't legally binding as Estonia doesn't recognise single-person weddings. And Crystal isn't against conventional weddings either as she has admitted she'd happily marry someone else in the near future.

Donald Trump has been voted the scariest celebrity of 2016.

What A Melon water - a natural hydration company - carried out a survey in the run-up to Halloween to find the top 10 most scary celebrities. To present the results, they ditched the cliche pumpkins and sliced and diced the culprits into watermelons. The results concluded that 35 per cent of those surveyed said they found the presidential candidate "scary and intimidating".

In second place was 'X Factor' head judge Simon Cowell, who is no stranger to saying what he thinks, followed by 'The Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood, who was dubbed as "God's vessell". Also fitting the bill was Kim Kardashian West and her rapper husband Kanye West. Olly Bolton and Tom Procter, co-founders of What A Melon, said: "We love Halloween here at What A Melon but certainly couldn't celebrate it by carving pumpkins. Like our water, we wanted to give it a fresh twist this year and show that watermelons can hold their own all year round."

Top 10 scariest celebrities of 2016:

1. Donald Trump

2. Simon Cowell

3. Paul Hollywood

4. Kanye West

5. Craig Revel-Horwood

6. Anne Robinson

7. Sharon Osbourne

8. Miley Cyrus

9. Kim Kardashian

10. Katie Price