Friday, February 14, 2014

Live Welles House Investigation

This weekend, Tim Wood (Lead Investigator/Host of and recent owner of the haunted Welles House in Wilkes Barre, Pa) will be hosting a special 48-hour live investigation of his haunting new abode.

The foreboding home that sits on 46 S. Welles St in Wilkes Barre, Pa  is over 150 years old and has a haunting history of suicide, drug abuse, mental illness, and other forms of human tragedy. Its dark past has led many of its more recent inhabitants to report a plethora of paranormal occurrences throughout the home, which include:

  • Unexplained bangs, and scurrying noises from one end of the house to the other.
  • Unexplained illnesses and depression.
  • Nightly visits from a well-dressed phantom man and the appearance of a ghost of a young girl who walks through doors.
  • Shrieks, moans, and crying that seemed to be coming from the attic and within the house’s walls.
  • Bloody spots appearing on walls and floors in the living room.
  • A daughter being pushed down the stairs only to mysteriously float to the bottom of the landing on her feet unhurt.
  • Unexplained scratches, in groups of threes, would appear on the resident’s bodies.
  • Sounds of boots tramping up and down the floors and in the walls of the house when there was no one on the stairs.
  • The discovery of little tin box behind one of the chimney bricks in the basement, which contained human molars wrapped with chicken bones placed in the shape of a cross.

Sounds like something from the Amityville Horror, right? Well, it just so happens that Ed and Lorraine Warren, the famed paranormal-investigating couple who helped write the book on Amityville, had visited the creepy property in 1980, and told the local Times Leader newspaper, "It's haunted. It's definitely haunted." 

The property has been sold many times over its long history, and was just recently acquired by Wood for his paranormal interests in December of 2013 after the previous owner died. Here's to hoping he opens tours to the public so we can all get a chance to check out this truly terrifying gem one day.

Be sure to catch the live 48-hour long investigation of the Welles House this Saturday starting at 9PM EST at For more information on the house check out

Keep it cryptic,


Friday, November 4, 2011

Number Stations

Spending one of my usual days off stumbling the internet to find anything interesting, I came across something I've never heard of before...

Apparently there's been a great mystery spanning across the world that started during the tension-filled months following World War II. Hidden in the seldom-used static of short-wave radio, something called "number stations" have been broadcasting unknown messages to unknown recipients- no one knows who is generating these waves, why they are sending them, or whom they are meant for. Many speculate that they are government-encoded messages sent out by the military of each major country around the globe to relay secret information or instructions to military personnel or even spies.

One of the most fascinating of these stations is the Russian UVB-76, or The Buzzer, as it's been called by researchers. Apparently, this station has been broadcasting a monotonous buzzing sound 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since 1982, only breaking this pattern 7 known times over it's 29 year run to give a short message in Russian- usually listing numbers or unknown names. Major speculation has surrounded this station in particular since it's discovery, and has been thought to be everything from a Russian weather monitor, to a nuclear weapons robot that was set up during the cold war- armed to launch Russia's entire nuclear arsenal at the United States with just a single signal...

Here are a few creepy clips of number stations that have been recorded over the years through the Conet Project..

And this one is of the infamous UVB-76...

If you're interested, there is a blog set up to monitor UVB-76 for free on the internet at

Keep it cryptic!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

          Being a 90's kid myself, Nickelodeon's recent decision to bring back its shows from the 90's in a new block called "The 90's are All That" on their Teen Nick network was possibly the greatest news that I've heard in a long time. The internet has been abuzz with petitions and Facebook groups begging the kids' station to bring back all of these programs since the day they were cancelled. Momentum has grown over the years and it seems that the channel's executives have finally heard the calls from thousands of fans: "bring back the 90's!"

     Well, you're probably wondering why I'm posting this on Cryptic Happenings. No, it's not just me gushing over the fact that we'll all get to have Clarissa explain "it all" to us again (while battling her evil, ginger brother of course), or that we'll get to see Doug chase after his beloved Patty Mayonnaise, or even that we'll find out how much Kel actually loves orange soda... On second thought, yeah, I am sort of gushing, but the main point in me even bringing this all up is because Nickelodeon has also said that it will be focusing on bringing back almost all of its classic favorites including "Are You Afraid of the Dark". Who can't recall that creepy show opening that terrified us all as kids, or the weird sand stuff they would throw into the campfire while telling the night's scary story, or even better yet, the infamous clown episode? 

       Sure, the acting on the show was horrendous and the effects were completely laughable, but as a kid, even I have to admit that show used to scare the hell out of me.

    Nickelodeon has yet to comment on when they will be airing this and many of our other classic favorites, but for now we'll just have to sit back on the orange couch with a bottle of orange soda and enjoy reruns of "Doug", "All That", "Clarissa Explains it All", and "Kenan and Kel". You can catch them all weeknights on Teen Nick @ Midnight EST.

Keep it Cryptic!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An Evil Night Together..

There's just something about Jill Tracy's music that I can't even begin to explain... I would even go as far as to say it's... cryptic? ;)


Monday, July 18, 2011

Creepy Vintage Photography

Anyone else find old pictures to be strange, bizarre, or just plain... cryptic?  Sure, you probably won't find any of these laying around in grammy's attic, but hey... someone did.

We're Baaaaa-aaaack

Sadly, posts have been slow lately here at Cryptic Happenings, but I plan on changing this very soon... Stay tuned for new surprises coming in the next few days...

Keep it cryptic!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ghost Adventures Season Premier

The Ghost Adventures Crew returns this week for an epic season premier in the infamous haunted hot-spot, Gettysburg, Pa. I myself had some awesome experiences there, and of course, being the history freak that I am, started to get more and more excited the more I heard about this episode... 
Thanks to the awesome people at the Travel Channel, I was treated to a rough-cut pre-showing of the episode before it airs this Friday, and let me tell you, this was by far my favorite investigation to date! There was so much to investigate in Gettysburg that the team had to break the lock down up into 3 different parts: The Soldiers National Museum, The Jennie Wade House, and the Engine House. I don't want to give anything away so you guys will just have to wait to check it out for yourselves.

Don't miss this 3-part lock down season premier event on the Travel Channel this Friday 9 E/P!