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Paranormal Encounters

Paranormal encounters from people who tell their stories on TV from shows like A Haunting to Paranormal Witness. Do you believe them?

The Paranormal Trend on TV

Ghost stories, ghost hunting, and paranormal investigations are on many channels on television. We see it on tv, read about it and now it is slowly expanding.

It is not about the ghosts only anymore. If you do a little research now, you can either close your eyes or meet with the paranormal encounters.

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Paranormal Activity - The Franchise

Paranormal Activity Review

The original film in this franchise released in 2007 and quickly became a cult hit.

The follow-ups to the original quickly launched until 2015, leaving a massive story that spans six films.

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Paranormal State Fake or Not, you decide

So, let me start off this article by telling you this much: My wife and I watched the entire  series, all 83 episodes, and we quite enjoyed the ride.

Now, is Paranormal State fake or not, you decide.

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Werewolves in Paranormal Romance

Werewolves have been part of human legends and folklore for many centuries. They have encountered many obstacles throughout their existence in our stories.

Lady Romance vs Dark Romance

From undergoing the horror of the witch trials to being compared to hell creatures, they’ve endured and thrived. However, they finally did find a place where they are loved and desired… the paranormal romance world.

The romance genre by Harlequin Publishing, often seen as “eau de rose,” had many haters leaving women reading those books being mocked. Those books revolved around fictional history about a poor unfortunate damsel in distress waiting for her hero.

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Paranormal Is It Fact or Faked?

The unknown is either horrifying or fascinating. One reason is that we cannot prove if it is true or not so far.

When The Unknown Calls

The paranormal encompasses many subjects: Gothic, apparitions, monsters, vampires, nightmares, demons among other obscure things.

When one lives an unexplained situation often becomes obsessed with the paranormal and I always say it’s because of one word: the Unknown.

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GBM Interviews Author Ashley Greathouse

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Ashley Greathouse

Patient Name: Ashley Greathouse

 I’m an extremely boring person, most of the time. On the rare occasions that I am doing something extraordinary, I can be found travelling around haunted Indiana, exploring the many paranormal hotspots the Hoosier state has to offer. 

I run and co-host a small team of two with fellow author Melissa Slate-Bindschadler, our investigations can be found on YouTube at Encounters With Darkness, or you can listen to our podcast on your favourite platform. 

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GBM Interviews Author K.D. McQuain

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Theresa Halvorsen!

Patient Name: K.D. McQuain

K.D. McQuain grew up in the Alphabet City neighborhood of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In the spring of 1985, he became involved in the early Hardcore Punk scene and always kept a dog-eared paperback in the cargo pocket of his fatigues.

K.D. graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and received his BFA in sculpture. 

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Do You Remember Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows?

I am not ashamed to say I am a big fan of the Blair Witch franchise. But everyone despises the sequel, and it had me want to revisit it. Here is my review!

* WARNING: Spoilers Ahead!*

The Official Summary!

Do you remember Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows? No? Let’s dig in!

As it follows the twisted path traveled by five people fixated on The Blair Witch Project, Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows journeys into a dark and dangerous place where the line between truth and fiction blurs and perhaps vanishes altogether.

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Mystical Menagerie – The Eternal Nightmare

Most people love their sleep, especially as they grow older. We can’t wait to fall asleep. However, it means terror and possible injuries for some of us, if not worst. Is it a simple question of mistaken identity? Or is it paranormal?

Check For Monsters Under Your Bed

You wake terror beating at you. There’s something insidious in the room with you, creeping closer, intent on doing you harm. You try to run, but your limbs won’t obey your commands. You cannot shout. You cannot scream. 

The only thing that moves is your eyes, frantically searching the parts of the room you can see while lying prone in bed. Pressure increases on your chest until you can’t breathe, and you realize you are going to die. Panic consumes you. 

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GBM Interviews Author Ava Lynn Wood

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Ava Lynn Wood!

Patient Name: Ava Lynn Wood

Ava is an insomniac who writes to calm the voices. When the voices get too loud, stories are formed.

Ava was born and raised in Texas. Spending most of her years far from the city, she learned at an early age to create new worlds and characters as a form of entertainment. It was her cure to loneliness as an only child and led to her career as a writer today.

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GBM Interviews Indie Author Mandi Konesni

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Indie Author Mandi Konesni!

Patient Name: Mandi Konesni

I’m Mandi Konesni, a paranormal romance author. I’ve always been a “jack of all trades” crafty person. Soaps and toiletries? Okay! Jewelry? Hey, why not? Drawing? Eh, I’ll give it a shot, even if I could mangle a stick person. My first love, however, has always been writing.

I started reading young and haven’t stopped to this day. Eventually, you start imagining your own little worlds, which got me into roleplaying and gave me the courage to try my hand at writing for myself. It’s been a long journey filled with a lot of life lessons. 

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What Are Familiars According To Western Demonology

Familiar is a word that starts gaining popularity among new comers in witchery and the paranormal. The popularization of the word comes from pop culture but it has a quite ancient meaning.

Familiars, What Are They? 

You may have heard of the term “familiar spirits” in paranormal shows like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or Supernatural, but this word is also mentioned nine times in The Bible. The first mention of this phrase is found in Leviticus 19:31

“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.” 

King James’ Bible
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MJ’s Mayhem, Haunts, and Murder

We are so thrilled at Gothic Bite Magazine to have MJ Vieira to count in our family! She is a paranormal expert when it comes to haunting history. Now, come read her first ghostly article!

A Warm Welcome

Hello all! Welcome to my first article for Gothic Bite Magazine. I’d like to take a moment, spare some words if you will, to first thank the girls at GBM for taking a chance with me.

And, of course, I’d like to thank you, reader, for checking out my content. I’m new to this side of writing so, bear with me while I get my groove.

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Mystical Menagerie Column — The Ultimate Taboo by Mandi Konesni

The Wendigo is part of the First Nations of North America. This is a respectful article about the legend of the cryptid. Mandi Konesni is a paranormal expert with an avid, yet, respectful approach on the cryptozoology of this world.

Tempted A Little Too Far

Hunger beats at you, a thirst like you’ve never known before. You’re ravenous, but no matter how much you eat, you can’t satiate your appetite. 

There’s only one thing you crave, the only sustenance you know might give you a few moments of peace from the gnawing ache in your stomach, but to dare is to forsake your last vestiges of humanity…to cross the ultimate taboo. To be tempted too far is to be damned. Cursed.

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The Ups And Downs Of Found-Footage

My favorite horror movie genre is found footage. It’s like I can’t get enough of that style, and I know what many people think, it’s cheap, and it’s cheesy and bad. But, many underrated movies are gaining popularity in the genre. Here are some!

The Found Footage Debate

Many of us believe that the found footage style began with The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Then you have those who argue that Cannibal Holocaust from 1980 is the first of its kind. However, maybe some of us were wrong. The ups and downs of found-footage started in the new millennium for sure!

*** Before we go any further, let’s remind ourselves of a great tool to avoid trauma while watching horror movies: Does The Dog Die ***

While Cannibal Holocaust was part found footage, it wasn’t all found footage. However, maybe they were the first to exploit the marketing method of asking their actors to hide to reinforce the “true story” part. The director was also dragged to court and had to pay a fee for animal cruelty.

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Reviewing Horror Movies And The Subgenres

Horror is a vast genre. But, sadly, it rarely gets the recognition it deserves. Too often, critiques disregard horror, and yet, the fandom can’t have enough.

The Beginning of Horror

Reviewing horror movies and the subgenres is quite a task. But here we go!

Horror goes back centuries when folklore and legends were born. Creatures such as ghosts, vampires, demons, witches, and underwater monsters existed well before writing about them. So, I guess we can say in a way, horror is in our DNA.

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The Devil’s Landing On Earth

If you grew up Catholic, you must well know the story where Archangel Michael defeated the Devil, and he fell from Heaven. But, where exactly did he land? Satan created Hell following his fall. The answer might surprise you.

The Fall Of All Falls

As part of the Abrahamic religions, Satan or the Devil often uses seduction to induce a sinful response from humans. The Devil is part of almost all religions throughout history. But the one we are addressing comes from not only Catholicism and Christianity, but also Islam as well as Judaism. The Devil’s landing on Earth, is it real?

The Devil is a fallen angel, but when angelic one of the most precious ones to God. He was his favorite and most beautiful angel and ‘son’ at the time. Despite his rebellion against God when he refused to bow to Adam, the Devil lived.

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Interviewing A Vampire Named Vlad Tepes

Gothic Bite Magazine loves to interview everyone, including those walking straight out of an Epic Gothic novel such as, The Gravedigger. Come meet with Vlad Tepes.

The Impaler Himself

An interview with Vlad the Impaler, here it goes! Vlad Tepes III is a vampire leader and the historical warlord of anciently known Wallachia, now Romania. He was a king back in the 15th century, off and on with three reigns and a life filled with turbulence and turmoil. 

Vlad is here to talk about his role in the monster world and his experience as a vampire leader. This is how it goes at Gothic Bite Magazine when we interview a fictional vampire and historical hero.

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