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DreamWatch® began small, a tiny site with paranormal attitude. Then you found us—and whoa! We grew big. You asked for this, you asked for that, and we obliged. Stories rotate out, but our favorites often return. Our primary interests remain true ghost stories and premonitionsyour stories in your words.


True Ghost Stories in 5 Categories

  1. People Ghosts — personal to you: your friends, family, loved ones or stranger ghosts
  2. Pet Ghosts & Animal Ghosts — beloved pets back from the other side
  3. Phantom Smells, Sounds, Lights — physical manifestation like the smell of flowers, foods or tobacco; supernatural sounds like cries, noises and voices; or lights, orbs and shadows
  4. Kids See Ghosts — adults share paranormal experiences from their childhood, or what happened to their kids
  5. Haunted Places — those creepy spots in every town where ghosts hang out: abandoned asylum or prison; haunted house, theater, church, courthouse, graveyard, etc.

Dreams & Premonitions in 4 Categories

  1. Natural Disaster Premonition — a major crisis event caused by nature: earthquake, flood, mudslide, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, etc.
  2. Man-made Incident Premonition — a major crisis event with some human involvement (not caused by nature): bridge collapse, plane crash, shooting, terrorism, war, outbreak (disease, pandemic, food-borne contamination), etc.
  3. Personal Premonitions — warnings of danger or death to you, family, friends, co-workers, or someone you know.
  4. Strangers in Danger Premonitions — Accidents. Crimes. Fires. Warnings of danger or death involving people you do not know.


Glossary of Paranormal Terms

Afterlife: The hereafter, life after death, afterworld, the next world, heaven.

Astral Projection: An astral body, dream body, or spirit body resides in the physical body and can project or travel outside, unbounded by physical laws of time and space. Also known as: out-of-body experience (OOBE or OBE).

Clairvoyance: Literally means: Clear-seeing. The ability to see things not present to the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Extrasensory perception, ESP.

Dream: A succession of images or ideas present in the mind during sleep; an involuntary vision occurring to one awake.

Extrasensory Perception (ESP): Ability to see or perceive things not present to human senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch). Also known as: clairvoyance; intuition; psychic sensitivity; sixth sense.

Ghost: Soul or spirit of a dead person; a disembodied spirit; an apparition, a spook or phantasm. A non-physical entity.

Hereafter: Life after death, the afterlife, afterworld, the next world.

Lucid Dream: A dream during which the dreamer becomes aware that he or she is dreaming and continues the undisturbed dream.

Meditation: Close or continued thought. The act of meditating can result in an altered state of conscious where the subject feels deeply relaxed, loses self-awareness, feels separated from the outside world, and feels connected to an inner world or higher conscious.

Medium: A spiritualist, one who channels. A person who claims communication with the dead. May or may not be clairvoyant or psychic.

Omen: A sign, portent, warning; to foretell.

Oracle: A place where hidden knowledge is believed to be revealed, or what is revealed. A revelation or divine utterance, or the one who does such revealing. A seer, sage, prophet, soothsayer, clairvoyant.

Otherworld: The world of the dead, the hereafter, the world to come. A dimension, world, realm, etc. other than the physical realm. Otherworldly relates to: spirit world, ethereal, mystic, supernatural.

Out-of-body Experiences (OBE or OOBE): The belief is that a spirit or dream body resides in our physical body but has the ability to project or travel out of the body. Also known as: astral projection.

Paranormal: Outside of normal, supernatural, not subject to scientific explanation.

Parapsychology: The study and investigation of psychic phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and extrasensory perception.

Precognition: Literally means: Before coming to know. Extrasensory awareness of a future situation or event.

Prediction: A prophecy or forecast about the future.

Premonition: The strong feeling something is about to happen, or will happen in the future.

Prophetic Dreams: Dreams that foretell future events.

PSI: Related to psychic phenomenon. (Also the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet.)

Psychic: Of, or pertaining to, the human soul or mind. Related to nonphysical force or power assumed to operate in various obscure phenomena, as those of telepathy, clairvoyance, spiritualism. A person unusually sensitive to some nonphysical or spiritual influence.

Sixth Sense: Ability to see or perceive things not applicable to human senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch). Also known as: clairvoyance, ESP, intuition, psychic sensitivity.

Soul: Inner self, or spirit body that exists independently from the outer body and is not bound by physical law; its continuation, even after death, is the core belief of many religions.

Supernatural: Transcending actual or natural phenomena; transcending or violating what are assumed to be natural laws.

Telepathy: Communication of one mind with another by some means beyond normal sensory perception.

Visions: A mental image of seeing something in the future; seeing something in a dream or trance; a supernatural apparition.


Past DreamWatch® Events

Mysteries & Moonlight. A special paranormal event and you’re still invited.

Though Mysteries & Moonlight Live has long passed, the event remains on Facebook at the link below where you can read the discussion posted by our panel and guests. 

Dreams, spirits, and otherworldly topics. Read the Discussion on Facebook.

Mysteries & Moonlight Facebook Event, Oct. 19, 2017

Mysteries & Moonlight, a Facebook Event

Kathryn Orzech, author of mysteries and thrillers set in New England "and other exotic locations"

Kathryn Orzech, Thriller Author and DreamWatch Creator

Join DreamWatch® developer and author of suspense thrillers Kathryn Orzech, mystery author Penny Goetjen, and ghost photographer Julie Griffin in a lively discussion of true paranormal dreams, spirits, and otherworldly topics. Don’t be scared, the discussion remains on Facebook. Log into your account and the Mysteries & Moonlight Event and read the conversation.

Penny Goetjen, Mystery Author

Penny Goetjen, Mystery Author

Meet mystery author Penny Goetjen.

Penny often weaves a subtle, unexpected twist into her stories. When her husband is asked how he feels about his wife writing murder mysteries, he answers with a wink, “I sleep with one eye open.”

Julie Griffin, Ghost Photographer. "Real ghost stories you can see with your own eyes."

Julie Griffin, Ghost Photographer

Meet ghost photographer Julie Griffin.

“Real ghost stories you can see with your own eyes.”

Julie’s paranormal investigations began when she captured anomalies with a digital camera.


DreamWatch True Paranormal Blog

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