Entries by Desmond

Places in Singapore with a dark past

ORCHARD ROAD The Chinese cemetery in Orchard Road had 25,000 to 30,000 graves which were cleared in the 1950s. PHOTO: ST FILE Did you know that parts of Singapore’s most famous shopping belt sit on former graveyards? Where Ion Orchard and Ngee Ann City now stand was a cemetery called Tai Shan Ting. In 1845, […]

Nanny sought for ‘haunted’ house in the Scottish Borders

CHILDCARE.CO.UK/PA Alleged incidents in the house have included strange noises and moving furniture A Borders couple are offering £50,000 a year for a nanny – but the successful candidate must be prepared to face potential “supernatural incidents”. Five nannies in the past year have blamed their departure on spooky happenings in the “haunted” house. The […]

5 local ghost stories you’ve never heard before

1. THE PONTIANAK IN THE SCHOOL TOILET Jane Surin, 29, Dance Studio Manager “This happened when I was in Secondary 3 at a girls’ school in the East. It was around 6.30pm, and three of us — Calli, Mel and I — headed to a restroom. There had been rumours about weird happenings in this […]

Mystery ‘ape’ filmed

Wildlife authorities have been investigating the recent sighting of an ape-like creature in California. Jake Gardiner had been walking along a woodland hiking trail in the La Crescenta foothills last week when he encountered a peculiar uneasiness and the feeling that something was watching him. Taking out his cellphone, he recorded footage of the surrounding […]

Californians reported the most UFO sightings in recent years

This vintage-style photo is an artist’s conception of a UFO sighting, not the real thing. GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO or Californians, the truth is out there. “UFO Sightings Desk Reference,” a new book on reported UFO sightings, found that California had the most reports of visual encounters with unidentified objects in the United States. This includes hundreds […]

Video – A group of tourists recently spotted a strange object in the waters of Scotland’s legendary loch

A screenshot from the video taken by Rob Jones that appears to show Nessie. Picture: Contributed After more than eight months without a sighting, the Loch Ness Monster appears to be back with a bang. Rob Jones, 35, from North Wales, filmed this footage on Sunday, of a mysterious shape moving across the loch.   […]