EM Hilker

The Fox Sisters by EM Hilker

The spiritualism movement of the early-to-mid 1800s captured the hearts and minds of a great many people. Spiritualism – the belief that the spirits of the dead are not only able to communicate with us, but are eager to share their wisdom with the living world – flourished at a time when Mesmerism was a…

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Shadow People by EM Hilker

I am going to tell you a story that happened to my dad.  Just to give everyone a little bit of backstory: my parents pretty much live in the middle of nowhere. They live on a lake in what I would call the boonies. The surrounding area is all wooded state land, and you have…

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The Tragic Tale of Elisa Lam by EM Hilker

It was early February of 2013 when some of the residents of the Stay on Main (formerly the Cecil Hotel) began to have problems with their tap water. The water pressure was inconsistent, and the water itself tasted peculiar and was oddly discoloured. In response to the residents’ complaints, the hotel sent employee Santiago Lopez…

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Black Eyed Kids by EM Hilker

“This was a terrifying event, and it’s hard for me to talk about it. It was about a month after I moved into my current apartment. One evening, I came home from work, and I had an uneasy feeling. I don’t know how to explain it. It was almost an impending sense of doom that…

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Aural Death Omens by EM Hilker

I got into my bed and I turned out the light, and I started hearing someone whistling. I don’t remember the tune, I just remember whistling. It was clear. I could hear it everywhere. In my mind, and since we lived in a two story apartment, I remember imagining a man walking across above us…

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