7 Ghost Story Magazines for the Paranormal Believer

Updated May 3, 2021
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If you love a good ghost story, plenty of print and online magazines are dedicated to eerie tales of the unexplained. Ghost story magazines are a combination of literary and paranormal investigative journals that are printed or electronically published. In the past decade, more magazines have gone to a strictly online format and no longer offer print editions. However, whether you receive a print magazine by mail or read it online, all of these magazines with ghost stories are sure to offer plenty of chills.

FATE Magazine

Since 1948, FATE magazine has been publishing bi-monthly. The magazine focuses on fringe science and event reporting. From intensely personal mystic experiences to UFOs or paranormal investigations and true ghost stories, FATE magazine focuses on providing their readership with an authoritative and honest assessment of the paranormal and unexplained. The magazine's readers range from those seeking entertainment to those truly seeking answers, and it is the goal of FATE magazine to deliver both. The magazine is available in print for subscribers.

Society for Scientific Exploration

Since, 1987, the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) has offered a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly (JSE). The subject range of the research papers is very wide. Some of the topics covered include rogue phenomena, anomalies, and even philosophical debates. The fee to read was eliminated in 2018 along with no author page charges or a Platinum Open Access journal. If you're a SSE member, you can pay to receive print issues. The JSE also publishes a free quarterly magazine, Edge Science that often covers paranormal topics, like poltergeists, precognition, ghosts, reincarnation, and more.

Paranormal Underground

Founded in 2007, Paranormal Underground magazine has a convenient online format but also offers subscriptions in digital and print. Along with ghost stories, the magazine features articles about paranormal research, paranormal investigation teams, dream interpretation, energy healing, interviews with luminaries in the field of paranormal research, ghosts, equipment, and more. They also offer a podcast with more than 300 episodes for your listening enjoyment.

Fortean Times

The Fortean Times bills itself as "the world's weirdest news." The magazine started in the late 1960s and early 1970s aimed at fans of science fiction and evolved into news of ghosts, aliens, and unexplained phenomena. The magazine is a monthly publication. Subscriptions are available as print only, digital only, or print and digital.

The Magazine

The Magazine of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) was formerly named Paranormal Review (2014-2020) and was changed in 2021. Members of the Society for Psychical Research receive The Magazine and the quarterly SPR Journal. The society was founded in 1882 (London, England) to investigate and study various paranormal and psychic claims. The organization is a registered charity and has members with academic, professional, and researcher members around the world.

Weird NJ

Weird NJ is a travel guide and bi-annual magazine. The magazine provides subscribers with stories and information about off the beaten path of the strange and weird. Some of the places covered include haunted places, graveyards, stories of UFOs, and Bigfoot sightings. The magazine was founded in 1989 as a self-published newsletter.

Haunted Magazine

Haunted Magazine was a free digital magazine founded in 2009 in the UK. Today, it is a paid subscription magazine that is available in digital through the magazine app or as a print magazine. The articles feature ghosts and various spooky creatures. There are four print issues published annually. you can also order individual issues from the archive.

Magazines Feature Spooky Stories of Ghost Encounters

Supernatural encounters and ghost enthusiasts are the source for modern ghost stories. Magazines on the subject matter offer fringe followers accurate and factual reporting to the best of the investigators' abilities. The mixture of fiction with fact in the magazines can muddy the water for some readers, but most true believers and those seeking to prove the existence of ghosts appreciate the differences.

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7 Ghost Story Magazines for the Paranormal Believer