National Paranormal Day

National Paranormal Day is a holiday that falls on May 3rd every year and encourages people to share their paranormal experiences with others. These can be stories of a haunted house you lived in, or maybe share the urban legend in your area about that road that shouldn’t be visited. It’s also a good day to have those spirited debates with family members and friends over whether ghosts actually exist or not. Regardless of how it’s enjoyed, it’s a good day to embrace all things spooky, mysterious, and weird.

The History Of National Paranormal Day

National Paranormal Day has been around for quite some time, although its official appearance on May 3rd only happened as recently as 2014. Before 2009, the holiday was celebrated in both May and August by people who had an interest in the paranormal and visited paranormal-themed websites. In 2014, it was officially placed on May 3rd, and from that point on, that is where it has stayed.

The Most Haunted Homes In America

Although we can’t say that ghosts don’t exist any more than we can say that they do exist, we thought we’d add a section on the most haunted homes in the U.S., so our readers can decide for themselves whether paranormal activity exists or not. Below are the homes that most people consider to be the most haunted at this time.

The Whaley House Museum

The Whaley House Museum in San Diego, California, was built in the mid-19th century and is, by the accounts of many people, to be haunted. It was built on a spot where James “Yankee Jim” Robinson was hanged for the crime of grand larceny. It wasn’t long after this house was built that people began to see his ghost. And now the original builders of the home, Thomas and Anna Whaley, are also said to haunt the home. It was classified by the U.S. Commerce Department as being haunted in the 1960s.

The Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House was built in San Jose, California, by the Winchester family—the family responsible for the Winchester rifle. Sarah Winchester was certain that the home was filled with the ghosts of everyone killed by the Winchester rifle, so she added room after room to provide more spaces for the ghosts.

Bell Witch Cave

According to legend, John Bell bought a tract of farmland in Adams, Tennessee, in the early 19th century, and soon after, they began to see scary and strange things. The family was assaulted by an unseen force, heard strange noises, and even communicated with a ghost that identified itself as their former neighbor Kate Batts. Very strange indeed.

Observing National Paranormal Day

This holiday can be observed by telling ghost stories with friends and family members, by visiting the supposedly haunted houses (as long as they’re open to the public), or even watching a scary movie. Some of the movies that people can watch on this day include Paranormal Activity, Drag Me To Hell, Sinister, and The Amityville Horror.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 3 Friday
Next year (2025)
May 3 Saturday
Last year (2023)
May 3 Wednesday
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