Saturday, December 8, 2012

Watching TV: Electronic Aided Foreknowledge?

Interesting thing that happens sometimes while watching paranormal television. Last night, the same thing happened to both of us at the same moment. We were watching My Ghost Story Caught on Camera (Season 4, Episode 27
Episode Synopsis: A young girl's ghost is encountered at an asylum; a woman is confronted by the spirits of dead sailors on a ship. Original Air Date: Dec 7, 2012.)
 
I wasn't paying too strict attention - -I was on my laptop -- but I heard the woman describe an EVP that said "coffin." (right as I was typing this, a flash of light came on from, I think, the overhead light -- very weird, never happened before. No doubt it's the dimmer switch which has been acting funky for some time, it's just that the timing is very odd.)  The woman was discussing the reason for the name "coffin" that the ghostly voice uttered. Was it something to do with his death and being in a coffin, she wondered. At the same moment, Jim and I both said "No, that's his name, it's Coffin." We looked at each other and laughed, though we both felt sure that it was his name, and nothing to do with a coffin. 

Few moments later in the show, it turned out there was a man by the name of Coffin connected to the investigation the team was doing;there was a book or ledger with his name on the cover.

Even though the timing of events -- in this case the episode had been taped well before we viewed it -- the energy surrounding the "haunting" is still present, and active. Somewhere we picked up the vibe that the name was a name, and not referring to an object. Since we're both highly intuitive and have mild mediumistic abilities, it's not surprising.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Best Paranormal Reality Shows

Stephan Wagner at Paranormal Phenomena on the Best Paranormal Reality Shows.

I haven't seen Paranormal Witness yet, one of Wagner's top three picks, but I agree with his two other picks: Celebrity Ghost Stories and My Ghost Story. As Wagner comments, both shows have believable people telling their stories, and the reenactments show some restraint with the cheesy effects. (So many of these shows go overboard with the dramatic camera angles and over the top music.)

I appreciate the fact both shows  don't throw in skeptics or debunkers or try to "rationally" explain away the encounters.

Visit Wagner's site and if you like, share your favorite paranormal reality shows.

Christopher Laursen: 'Why Not An Animal Afterlife?'

Why not indeed? I have always believed that animals have souls, and that they can appear to us in "ghostly" form. I've had personal experience with that, as has my mother, as well as several others I know of personally.Why Not An Animal Afterlife? (thanks to Anomalist for link.)

Friday, November 9, 2012

From The Daily Grail: Voices From Beyond the Grave?

Voices From Beyond the Grave? | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History: No, it's not a vintage muppet show recording. The high-pitched voice in the above is said to be that of a dead person: 'Feda', a young Indian girl (allegedly) who was the main 'control' personality for the celebrated English medium Gladys Osborne Leonard (1882-1968) while she was in a trance. Feda was said to have died around the year 1800, while the recording here was made on the 17th of November, 1932.

Mrs Leonard was extensively investigated by members of the Society for Psychical Research over a long period, from the First World War till after World War II. In general they came to conclude that the medium exhibited some sort of supernormal ability to receive information. The SPR made this recording of Mrs. Leonard in trance, which was recently released on the album Okkulte Stimmen - Mediale Musik: Recordings Of Unseen Intelligences 1905-2007

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Psychologist Becomes a Medium


"...instead of debunking the mystery, we should be humbled by it.” ~ Dr. Leonard George.
Lovely and very interesting article on "Dr George becoming a medium.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ghostly real estate transactions. - JREF Forum

As readers of my blogs know, I often enjoy outing skeptoids on their stuff. Usually I post debunker skepti-bunkie items on my blog Skepti Watch, but since this thread at the JREF (James Randi Educational Forum) is about haunted houses and realtors (synchronicity; see post below) I'm posting the link here: Ghostly real estate transactions. - JREF Forum

'Best Towns To Find Haunted Houses: Trulia'

Some realtors don't like to disclose a house may be haunted, either because they flat out don't believe in such things, are afraid such knowledge would hurt the sale, or, if there's no law requiring such disclosure, why bother. But Trulia real estate goes for it:Best Towns To Find Haunted Houses: Trulia

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

On Coast to Coast Tonight: Neurosurgeon's NDE/ Ghostly Encounters

Tonight on Coast to Coast, host George Noory interviews Eben Alexander on NDEs and 'ghostly encounters': Neurosurgeon's NDE/ Ghostly Encounters - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Also, the 'Ghost buster Gals' Ronnie Foster and Laura Mistycah in the second half of the program.

Monday, October 29, 2012

'Ghostbuster Gals' on Coast to Coast Tonight

Home - Coast to Coast AM: First Hour: 'Ghostbuster Gals' Ronnie Rennae Foster and Laura Lee Mistycah talk about ghostly incidents, and the thin veil between dimensions.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Monster Island News: Oh Cut The Re-Incarnation Crap!


At Monster Island News, one of my favorite blogs, Ken Hulsey  with a post on The Mummy. All the good stuff on classic cinema. Classic monster cinema that is! Monster Island News: Oh Cut The Re-Incarnation Crap!

'Heaven is real, says neurosurgeon who claims to have visited the afterlife'

Heaven is real, says neurosurgeon who claims to have visited the afterlife | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News: Dr. Eben Alexander has taught at Harvard Medical School and has earned a strong reputation as a neurosurgeon. And while Alexander says he's long called himself a Christian, he never held deeply religious beliefs or a pronounced faith in the afterlife.

But after a week in a coma during the fall of 2008, during which his neocortex ceased to function, Alexander claims he experienced a life-changing visit to the afterlife, specifically heaven.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Alien Vampires and Bigfoot Ghosts

Disclaimer: I'm just entertaining ideas on this lazy rainy afternoon. In a slight haze recovering from a bad ear infection and pain killers. So let's not take things too seriously dahlings.

Listened to an excellent interview on Coast to Coast last night. The guest was Marshall Klarfeld, author of books on ancient aliens, including his latest, The Anunnaki Were Here!. (The interview, combined with my foggy mind, caused the most interesting dream, which I wrote about on my Orange Orb blog: Glowing Eyed Anunnaki.)

Alien Vampires
I'm currently reading the late Michael Talbot's vampire book A Delicate Dependency. It's very good; well written and I enjoy the first person narration. The novel was written in 1982, and is set in the late 1800s. My favorite period for vampire stories.



One thing that I came to appreciate in Talbot's novel is the idea that vampires are not merely some evil undead ghoul, but possibly a mutation of human. Or an evolution of human. Or a hybrid. Some or all of the above. And in last night's Coast to Coast program, Marshall NAME theorized on the state of the Anunnaki, then and now. (For surely they still exist.) Not just the aliens as separate entities, but, since they have bred with humans, are of us. Or, we, them. And if they live a very long time, or even, as we may see them, immortal, and, if these aliens are also joined with us in some ways, could it be they have become the inspiration for vampire mythos? They wander, they live a very long time, they're changeable and they're ethereal. They don't drink blood, int eh literal vampire imagery sense, but they do use humans. From enslaving us for the gold they once needed to whatever other purposes (i.e., abductions and nocturnal intrusions), as well as their intelligence that far surpasses ours, the parallels are intriguing. We can also trace their routes and compare it to origins of vampire lore.

Bigfoot Ghosts
Aside from the mundane argument of Bigfoot being a flesh and blood, mysterious  creature -- yet still, a mammal, simply unknown at this time -- is the "paranormal Bigfoot" school. Scoffers at the idea that Bigfoot is a paranormal entity ask how it is a "spirit" can leave behind physical evidence: footprints, scat, vocalizations?



Ghosts leave behind physical evidence of their existence all the time. They can move objects. Sounds, including voices, are heard by both the naked ear and caught on tape. (It's been said that the voice print of a human matches that same person's "ghost voice.") Orbs and ectoplasm appear on film and tape, and can also be seen by the naked eye. The point is, often something is not seen or heard by humans, but later, activity is found on tape, film and audio. And when objects are moved by unseen hands -- well, something is moving the objects!

Related articles of interest:
Lisa Shiel, Water Gods: UFOs, Bigfoot, Fairies, UFO Magazine Blog
Anita Brown, Bigfoot's Ghost? 

My articles:
When Entities Collide: Ghosts, Aliens, MIB and Entities and The Trickster, UFO Digest
The Abominable Snowman: Was Film's Creator Aware of Paranormal Bigfoot? Fairies, Bigfoot and Hauntings 







Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Welcome to Hologram Books

Frank DeMarco, author of Afterlife Conversations with Hemingway, is the guest tonight on Coast to coast. (For info on book see:Welcome to Hologram Books)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Vintage Halloween Ghost Postcard

I like this vintage Halloween postcard with glowing eyed jack o'lantern and ghost costumed, pumpkin faced tricker or treater!

New Dead Files and Ghost Adventures!

Tonight on The Travel Channel, new episodes of Ghost Adventures and The Dead Files! Ghost Adventures investigates the Palmer Hotel.

The Ghost Sheep of France

The Ghost Sheep of France, found photograph, Regan Lee


Here's an eerie image of a ghost sheep, taken in France.

All right, not really. The photograph was taken in France, however, it's simply a double exposure. My sister had discovered that several photos she took while she was in France came out like this, having been double exposed. She was going to throw out the photos but I liked them and turned them into little found art projects.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Vintage Halloween Postcard

I love this vintage Halloween postcard. It has a ghostly feel to be sure!

Cool Story, Typical Debunker Nonsense: 'Monkey Ghost House'!


Yankee Skeptic blog writes on the "monkey ghost" that haunts a house he was interested in buying: Monkey Ghost House!

Cool monkey ghost story aside, I always wonder at so-called skeptics who "investigate" haunted locations. They don't believe in an after life, ghosts, spirits, or anything paranormal. Anything said to be haunted can be proved to be, well, not haunted.


I asked the renter if she would allow me to investigate the house. She would only accept if I promised to “Get rid of the damn monkey.” I broke it to her that I had never found evidence for a ghost, human or monkey, and even if I had I would have no clue how to “get rid” of it.

The hubris in that statement is astounding, but not surprising, merely expected in the world of the pathological skeptic.

Confused reasons why he didn't buy the house; supposedly it was the "ghost story" of a pooh throwing monkey spirit, not the pooh throwing monkey spirit itself (since nothing of the kind could possibly exist) that put him off. Future buyers would be disinclined to buy a haunted house. Ah, but wouldn't his skeptic powers save the day and prove to the world no such thing existed and the house was never haunted at all?

The point is, nowhere did this "skeptic" show us how the house isn't haunted. No investigation took place, nothing offered to explain the mysterious wafts of monkey crap and other unexplained happenings.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Paranormal Investigations of Texas

I love this quote at the top of this blog: Paranormal Investigations of Texas: "I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as fraud." ~ Carl Jung

The above site -- Paranormal Investigations of Texas -- is a new one for me. Patricia Stockman-Beatty sent me the link. Interesting EVP section. The site isn't limited to ghosts; but addresses UFOs and other phenomena as well, including psychic services and ghost hunting equipment of the technical kind.



Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fade to Brown: The Curious History of a Famous Phantom Photo | Mysterious Universe




The famous photograph of "The Brown Lady." Is it a real photo of a real ghost? Many have thought so for decades, and so far, no one has been able to prove it isn't. Micah Hanks writes about this very most famous of ghost photos at Mysterious Universe:Fade to Brown: The Curious History of a Famous Phantom Photo | Mysterious Universe

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FLIPSIDE: The Tourist's Guide on How To Navigate the Afterlife

Rich Martini, author of FLIPSIDE: The Tourist's Guide on How To Navigate the Afterlife was the guest last night on Coast to Coast. What a wonderful guest! Just fantastic. So fantastic, I'm going to read not only Martini's book, but of course, pursue Michael Newton's work, which Martini has followed. Not only that, I am seriously considering getting up a book club or discussion group of some kind related to this.

So what's all this about? Reincarnation, past lives, current life. Network of family and friends, souls, spirits, and the waiting room or realm in between the "real" world -- this world. Spirit guides and councils. What we learn from our "contracts" and choices in each life.

One amusing thing that came up last night: the question of ghosts came up. Martini related one woman's journey into a past life where she was a ghost. She said she just felt comfortable hanging around in that state for a couple of hundred years in her home -- I think it was an Irish castle but I could be wrong about that -- until her spirit guide came along and said, "Don't you think it's time to move on from this?"

Friday, August 24, 2012

John Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal

A tour of some of the items (dolls, puppets, clowns are always creepy to me) at "Haunted Collector" John Zaffis musuem. John Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Black Salt Synchronicity

Watching last night's episode of The Dead Files, and near the end of program during the reveal, medium Amy Allen suggests the "hauntee" use black salt (among other items) to help the spirit along her way.

I knew of the use of regular old salt for protection, but was unaware of black salt. "Interesting" I thought to myself. "I must find out more about black salt."

This morning, while shopping at Market of Choice here in Eugene, I was in the bulk spice and herb section. (Looking for spirulina in bulk.) I noticed right away the store had changed the way they arranged items since last week (last time I shopped there) and they also changed their containers. And right away, the one thing that visually jumped out at me, was a container of black salt!

Now I don't know if the store has always carried black salt; if so, I've never noticed it before. When I told Jim about this he said "You should have bought some; synchronicity." I said I did think of getting some, that it was a sign, but was trying to be careful of money. (The bulk spirulina wasn't cheap.)

Now of course, I have to get some. Or, make my own. In Googling "black salt" I found this delightful blog: Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom. Here's her entry on black salt:Magical Black Salt: What it is, how to make it, how to use it

According tho this hubpage, black salt is: "Black Salt called Kala Namak in Hindi."

Of course, there is a difference, so it seems and one can assume, between mundane black salt that occurs naturally, and the black salt used for spiritual practices.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lost pendant: Just an odd little coincidence


This is really nothing but just this side of weird enough to note. Around this past April, I had misplaced a necklace. Nothing special at all, I just really liked the thing; a small bronze glittery ball on a bronze colored chain. I looked everywhere, couldn't find it. Looked in all the places: all my purses, my jewelry dresser thing, drawers, under the bed, you name it. It seemed to be lost. Every now and then I'd go and look again but it never turned up.

This morning, as I was doing the dishes, I had the random thought "I really want to find my necklace!" Then I put it out of my mind. This afternoon, I picked up my large canvas bag I use as an overnight bag. I had tossed it on a chair when I returned from an overnight visit out of town a couple of days ago. I pick up the bag to put it in the closet, and, as I'm zipping it up, I notice something sparkly on top of the zipper. There it is, the little bronze necklace! It was just like someone had specifically placed it there. I was very surprised of course -- no idea where it could have come from! -- but was grateful and made sure I said so to whoever, or whatever, it was that put it there for me to find.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sy Fy Ghost Hunting Show in Oregon

Small item in the Eugene, OR newspaper about a crew from the Sy Fy channel in Sumpter, Oregon, a ghost town. No mention of what the show is -- is it a new one, or one we're familiar with -- but it sounds like it might be a new program. Plans are to air the program in November. I haven't been to Sumpter but now I have to get out there!
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE: A television crew is producing a multi-episode series in and around Sumpter, population 200, with the working title of “Ghost Mine.”

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Must Hate Men: SkeptiWatch: Oh Lord Here We Go (Again)

In October I posted the following on a reader's offense at my man hating ways. Presumably I dislike men, espeically males who carry about ghost hunting machines. Oy. All I said was...well, read it for yourself. Comments are interesting as well, for those, go to my SkeptiWatch blog.

Oh Lord Here We Go (Again)
It's almost 2012, and yet, this kind of crap still pops up now and then. . .

Throughout my years and adventures on-line, I've encountered some very odd responses from people of the male gender. I've been accused of being a lesbian. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but, it was said as if it were some sort of insult or crime that I committed. It also didn't make sense because I've never said anything about being gay; in fact, the opposite, often referring to my husband. Which shows these critics read only what they want to and not really think. A completely illogical thing to say about me.

I've had men email me or comment on line that I hate men. I have never said I hate men, and I don't hate men. Jesus Christ fuck, I'm married to one. For over thirty years. If I were gay or hated men I don't think I'd be married to the same man for thirty-five years.

I was accused on-line by a man (anonymous, naturally, who frequented a Yahoo group I was a member of) of "wanting to be thought of as a man," and that I "write like a man." Not sure how to respond to that one; if I "write like a man" that implies I'm doing a good job, you know, coming off like a guy, but then in doing so I've pissed off some men, who are offended I'd pretend to be one of them. And, of course, it assumes that a woman can't be intelligent. Oh, she can write about all these subjects and be smart but as long as she keeps a girly vibe. Oy.

The list goes on and it's all so damn silly but it still, after all these years, crops up now and again. The latest, from someone who contacted me not long ago with praises for this blog. Someone who I just asked the other day if he has his own blog, for he has a good take on skeptics. He's been very nice in sending me links to stories I might find interesting. For that I am appreciative, as I've let him know.

But he's found something I wrote today somewhat insulting to the male gender, and wonders if I "dislike men." Truly, at first I thought he might be a little facetious:
Mark said...

Do you have some dislike of men? What is it about dudes with machines that cracks you up?

October 20, 2011 4:27 PM
Regan Lee said...

I hope you're not serious...

No offense meant. Just an observation on the propensity of men -- some men -- on a lot of these shows, Bigfoot, ghosts, etc. who lug around a lot of equipment to "prove" ghosts exist.

But Mark is offended, or at least bothered. And note where I bolded and italicized; the plot thickens. He responds:
October 20, 2011 4:46 PM
Mark said...

Why wouldn't I be serious? You said something that struck me as odd and sounded like you had some dislike of men - in addition to some other things that you said in the past that sounded like they could have meant the same thing, from my perspective. I just wanted some clarification as to whether or not you had some problem or dislike of men and what it was about dudes lugging around a lot of machines that you would find funny. I was not accusing you of anything, but I did want to know if I was interpreting things properly.


This is what I wrote in my ghost hunters post that caused offense:

Sure, it's formula and a lot chest banging. Dudes with machines; always cracks me up.

I realize it's a bit gender specific, after all, women lug around machines and tools as well and are perfectly able. Dude, my grandmother was literally a Rosie the Riveter. Worked in the Portland shipyards. My mother was a pilot. I was making a flip remark about men -- for they are mostly men who are the hosts on these ghost shows -- who seem to spend a lot of time with machines in order to find ghosts. It's funny to me, sometimes. And a bit annoying. I think ghost hunters, men or women, would do better to use their skills in other areas at The use of equipment is debatable and many women would side with the use of machines as well. And I'm not against the use of equipment; it's useful. Sometimes it's overused, in my opinion.

But what do I know? Clearly I'm blinded by my hatred of men to think clearly.

A P.S. : you know, what if I did hate men? So what? I'm entitled to my opinion. Lots of misogynists out there who hate women. Doesn't do any good to argue with the shameful bastards, just gets into some very ugly territory. But they have the right to their opinion. (Hmm, well, almost. There's opinion based on personal histories, and then there's lying and even violence.) That'd be interesting... but don't get ideas. Because I don't "have some dislike of men," as commentator Mark put it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Paratainment: Dogs, Alive and Dead


Dogs, Alive and Dead
Watching Haunted Collector last night. Ohio old hotel, now a home being renovated, and large animal cages/kennels in the basement. Huge deep scratches, down to the bare wood on a door; clearly the work of an animal. One of the investigators had an unseen something scratch him across his back.  Bad vibes all around; so bad they came through the television. Jim and I both looked at each other and said "Oh I don't like this." Research into background of the place revealed dog fighting -- "to the death" -- and the dog fighting ring was one of the largest in the country. Authorities spent 14 months investigating before busting the bastards.(The psychos even had children watch the dog fights!)

The team brings in a dog that has "experience working with paranormal investigators." That struck me as odd; the animal doesn't have any choice in that. Whatever happened to bringing in mediums, psychics? We know animals, like dogs and cats, are extremely sensitive and aware of spirit activity. So nothing new really to be gained. Naturally the dog reacts to the basement; is freaked and will not go down there. They try to make him, but he won't have it.
 The baseline sweep picked up nothing until Brian got scratched down the back in the basement! THREE major claw marks down his back!!  Aimee and Jason can't find evidence of a priest being murdered, but they did uncover news reports of a dog-fighting sting that went down in that area. Could they have been using the rectory?  Circumstantial evidence indicates yes!

The team is going to bring a dog- Ceasar the Doberman- in to help with this investigation.  All is fine until they bring Ceasar to the basement and the dog freaks!!  It just refuses to go down there.  Finally, John discovers an odd piece of wood and he fears his suspicions on what it could be might be true. He brings it to an animal shelter, where he learns it was a break stick used in brutal dogfights.  (SyFy.com)
Finally the investigators agree to leave the dog upstairs. Later, John Zaffis, the host of Haunted Collector, says how he's a dog lover and this whole thing (the dogfighting) made him sick. I'm sure the was no ill intent meant towards the dog but the whole thing struck me as one more cheap trick in the increasing circus of TV paratainment. UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot, if TV is involved, expect ridiculous stunts and little context.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Two Family Ghost Stories

My new Trickster's Realm column is now posted at Binnall of America.

This week's topic: two family ghost encounters.

Skeptibunkie Joe Nickell on Coast to Coast!

Skeptic debunker Joe Nickell  will be the guest on C2C Wednesday night. So many questions dear readers: why why why is Noory having a skeptic on at all as the main guest? Nickell, who is packaged by the skeptibunkie infrastructure as a "paranormal investigator" is no friend of those who explore the paranormal realms. Oh he's mild mannered enough; tries his best to come off as pleasant and has, usually, less of a condescending smirk than Michael Shermer. And he's far less of an arrogant ass-hat than James Oberg. Still, dahlings, he's a "skeptic." (Nickell is infamous for his Owl Theory of Everything: Mothman, Flatwoods, and the Kentucky, Hopkinsville entities were merely owl sightings, theorizes Nickell.) I suppose we could be surprised -- after all, on a Ghost Adventures episode Shermer actually seemed satisfied with acknowledging he simply couldn't explain how or why something very ghostly indeed happened during an investigation. He didn't try to make ridiculous explanations or deny it happened. But I doubt Wednesday's episode of C2C will bring us surprises.  Will I listen Wednesday night? Probably, in spite of myself. Investigating Ghosts - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Marla Pena's Shadow of the Shinigami: "Ghostly Tales From My Family"

Fellow Binnall of America columnist Maria Pena writes about her family stories of ghostly encounters in Marla Pena's Shadow of the Shinigami.
I grew up listening to my relatives talk about ghostly apparitions. As a child, I loved to go to my grandma's house where everybody would often gather to chat and visit, but the most interesting part of the conversation for me was every time the paranormal topics came up, like ghosts, apparitions, and UFO sightings (among others).

The first paranormal account came from two of my older aunts (who lived through the Mexican Revolution). They said that, as young girls, they started using the Ouija board often. They both said that they used to invoke, unintentionally, the spirit of a priest which conveyed beautiful poetry; poetry that they starting writing in paper. However, the most important incident for them came when another alleged spirit asked for their help to convey a message to a loved one. They were provided with a name and an address so they did as they were told. To their surprise, they were able to corroborate the information they were given.

Ghost Hunting Theories: Abandoned Places - Coming Soon In Print!

Another book I want to read: Abandoned Places, Abandoned Memories, Desert Edition by Sharon Day and Julie Ferguson. The book is available electronically, now it's also in print. More info at Autumn Forest's Ghost Hunting Theories.

Investigate Ghosts, Paranormal Activity with your Video Camera - SFGate

Intro and basics of using video cameras in paranormal investigations. (h/t to Anomalist for link.)Investigate Ghosts, Paranormal Activity with your Video Camera - SFGate

Another link kindly provided by The Anomalist is this review of Haunted Girl: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery on the Who Forted? blog. Writers Lauire Glenn Norris and Barbara Thompson:
"...go to great lengths to provide a biographical narrative that is not only historically accurate, but pleasantly neutral and objective. In stark contrast to other books about Esther Cox, no potential stone is left unturned as to the possible causation of the alleged phenomena – providing the reader with a unbridled look into the life of a 19th Century girl living in very unusual circumstances. “The Haunted Girl – Esther Cox & the Great Amherst Mystery” is as much a biography of Esther Cox’s life as it is a much needed retrospective case study of the phenomenal events that surrounded her from 1878 – 1879.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dream Ghost Hunting Team: GA and DF

I'd like to see a two hour special ghost hunting combo: Ghost Adventures and The Dead Files, together, investigating spirits. Keeping with the usual methods of each and coming together at the end to share their findings.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Remaining Skeptical Even When...

Watching The Dead Files last night, I wondered at one of the witnesses of ghostly activity who remained skeptical, even after years of ghostly happenings. Even after years of his wife and children telling him of their experiences. Even after years of his own experiences, which he admitted to, and still...

I knew someone who lived in a haunted house. Local news went out a couple of times, tons of people witnessed haunting type things, I experienced plenty of things myself on several occasions, and this person did as well. And yet, he couldn't bring himself to just come out and say "This place is haunted; there be ghosties about." He would only shrug, pretend like the conversation had nothing to do with ghosts, or just up and walk out.

Is the idea of ghosts so out of sync with one's ideas about "reality" that they continue to deny there's something "other" going on? Seems so. Whatever ghosts may be in terms of parsing paranormal definitions: residue energies, personality remnants, intelligent spirits, non-human entities, etc. it, like UFOs, are simply non-debatable. I no longer argue with others about the reality of these things. I understand being skeptical if one hasn't experienced hauntings directly, but once you have, how can you continue to be so goddamn stubborn?


Monday, May 21, 2012

Naveed's Realm: Ghost child in the hallway

It's good to see Naveed blogging again -- like myself, it seems he's having a hard time getting back into the esoteric groove. Here he writes about an odd apparition in his home. What I found interesting was the echo of what I wrote about for my upcoming Trickster's Realm column (should be up sometime soon) where I comment that, while weird things happen now and then in my home, I wouldn't say it's super active, haunting wise. Naveed's Realm: Ghost child in the hallway

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Attic Ghosts pictures

Stephen Wagner at Paranormal About.com shares an interesting looking photo of ... something in an attic: Attic Ghosts pictures

A Mini-Shadow Person?

I wrote about my experience of what I call a "mini shadow person" for my Trickster's Realm column at Tim Binnall's site. Not sure when it will go up but keep checking, and be sure to read all the good stuff over there while you're visiting. And remember, Tim Binnall has one of the best podcasts of esoterica going!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Nessie As Ghost | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History

At The Daily Grail, this highly cool blog from "emlong":Nessie As Ghost:
You cannot imagine how Jungiangly dumbfounded I was this morning to see that TDG link speculating that "monsters" such as Nessie might be ghosts. I had started to write a blog entry along those lines yesterday but then got sidetracked and did not complete it. Once you have digested as many of the better TV ghost hunting shows as I have the idea of these fortean creatures being ghosts makes all the sense in the world. Spirits often shape shift like crazy when they are particularly energetic and mischievous. The demonic ones relish morphing into various monstrosities, and if the ghosts of people and creatures such as dogs, cats, horses, whatever can rise from the dead and visually manifest then the idea of a creature separated only by vastly more distant time seems quite possible especially given that one of the first average human illusions to fall by the wayside when ghost hunting is that time carries any weight at all. The "distant" past means absolutely nothing in terms of the ability to manifest in the here and now. Energy apparently resides dormant in matter indefinitely and can be reawakened at any "time."

Very interesting theory that we've seen before, but not often.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stephen Wagner: Animals and Ghosts

At About.com, paranormal writer Stephen Wagner has a post about animals and ghosts:Animals and Ghosts. His article reminded me of two animal ghost "dreams" I've had.

Sometimes ghosts and spirits communicate through dreams. I had a dog when I was a teenager -- Hobbit. He was with me until my early twenties, when I had to sadly give him away. A few years later I knew Hobbit had passed. He came to visit me in a "dream." He was running towards me in a swirling tunnel of violet and golden light, and "spoke" to me. Hobbit was very happy, and told me he was grateful for the love I gave him and he was all right; it was just his time to move on.

A couple of years ago I had another dream of a beloved pet. My cat Puck was very old, and we knew he was dying. I sat with him for hours on our front porch, held him in my lap as he let go of life. When I left him on his bed I knew he would pass. He was ill and for years had been in a lot of discomfort. Later that night, I had a dream/vision of Puck being sucked up into a whirling funnel of red and yellow light. Unlike Hobbit's experience, Puck's passing was not easy; he was yowling, angry and in pain, as he went up through the funnel. We buried him in the front yard the next morning.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Trickster's Realm on Binnall of America: Ghost Energies

My latest Trickster's Realm column is now up at Tim Binnall's site:Ghost Energies

I have witnessed voices, manifestations, orbs, and objects moved. Heard sounds (knocks, bangs, etc.) and felt intense cold as well as heat while in haunted locations. I knew during those experiences two things: the experiences were real (of a ghostly origin) and there was a human element. Most of these experiences were benign, but one was very unpleasant. Unhappy and intent on being unwholesome. While creepy and not to be trusted, it was still human in origin. Not a "demon" or some other non-human creature.

However, one incident pretty much literally flipped me out. In a cemetery at night, alone, which was a very stupid thing to do for a number of reasons which should be obvious. I knew the location was a notoriously haunted location, and had been there in the day (with some creepy feelings, felt by others as well as myself.) Why I decided to drive through at night I really have no idea. But I did.

As I came to a stop about the middle of the cemetery, I suddenly felt overwhelmed with negative energies. I didn't see or hear anything, but the feelings were horrible. I felt -- I could "see" the energy even though I couldn't literally see anything, if that makes sense -- as if hundreds of beings were descending on me. It was all so negative, so angry and hateful. This anger and harm was directed towards me, towards anything or one that was in the way. I was being attacked.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lizzie Borden House and The Dead Files

The Dead Files returned for its new season last Friday; site of the investigation, the Lizzie Borden house. The Lizzie Borden case is fascinating. I've been intrigued by this story for decades. Did she do it? I'm certain she did. And it's a given the place is haunted, that's not debatable. Questions about intent, interactions and overall healthiness of constantly calling up the spirits came to me as I was watching the season opener.

The Borden house is now a bed and breakfast. People come from all over the world to stay there. The owner Lee-ann Wilber seems like an odd duck to me; she was on an episode of Ghost Adventures as well a season or two back. Both times she came across as ... strange. I remarked to someone watching the program with me that it doesn't seem healthy to live in a house like that, or spend a lot of time there. After awhile, I am sure something unwholesome is affecting your psyche. And I wondered about the spirits themselves: it's possible the spirits in that house have been become cranky. (Not to suggest they were ever positive; murder victims, sexual abusers, sadistic and debased individuals, murders, fear, pain, make for oppressive and angry ghosts.) A constant parade of people gawking at the gory supernatural carnival comes through the Borden house.  Who feeds whom? Both no doubt. What is true, what has been fed and created? The owners fuel contact; a ouija board, hidden under a sofa, was found by Amy Allan, the show's medium. Allan told the owners she isn't "anti-ouija" but, in this case, having the board there and making it available to paranormal thrill seekers isn't positive.

As the program pointed out, several years ago it was theorized that Lizzie and her sister were both physically and sexually abused. A very solid theory.

Amy Allan, The Dead Files medium, confirmed my feelings about the spirits in the place. She told the owner of the Borden bed and breakfast that the spirits are "...tired of being contacted" and strongly suggested to the owner she stop being so public. It doesn't look like the owner will; it's a money maker after all. In fact, you can buy a Lizzie Borden bobble head doll and other items from the bed and breakfast/museum site. And soon to come, according to their website, will be ghost cams. Oy.




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Difficulties in Spirit Communication Explained | Michael Tymn blog on White Crow Books

Michael Tymn writes about paranormal researchers and mediums in the early 1900s and their experiences with what the spirits had to say about the difficulties of coming through.(Difficulties in Spirit Communication Explained | Michael Tymn blog on White Crow Books) As Tymn points out, skeptics love to use this very difficultly and its aftermath (supposed vague impressions, partial information, etc.) as proof there is no such thing as life after death, ghosts, and psychics. Tymn's article gives shares a few highly interesting offerings from those who have passed on. Tymn relates a few of these messages; here is a sampling:
Myers was just beginning to better appreciate the obstacles that spirits face in their attempts to communicate. “Tell them I am more stupid than some of those I deal with,” he continued as he struggled to remember the last time he had seen Lodge. He mentioned that he could not remember many things, not even his mother’s name. He went on to say that he felt like he was looking at a misty picture and that he could hear himself using Thompson’s voice but that he didn’t feel as if he were actually speaking. “It is funny to hear myself talking when it is not myself talking,” he went on. “It is not my whole self talking. When I am awake I known where I am.”


After Dr. Richard Hodgson, another researcher, died in 1905, he began communicating through the mediumship of Leonora Piper, the Boston medium he had studied for 18 years. “I find now difficulties such as a blind man would experience in trying to find his hat,” the surviving consciousness of Hodgson told Professor William Newbold in a July 23, 1906 sitting. “And I am not wholly conscious of my own utterances because they come out automatically, impressed upon the machine (Piper’s body)…I impress my thoughts on the machine which registers them at random, and which are at times doubtless difficult to understand. I understand so much better the modus operandi than I did when I was in your world.”

Friday, April 13, 2012

"Spirit Intrusion"

While relating the ghost encounters at work, someone referred to the ghost as a "spirit intrusion." I had never heard that term before. I wanted to ask this person about it but the situation wasn't right. "Spirit intrusion." From the brief on-line searching I did, it seems to be a term or concept related to Shamanism and the chakras. Here it's described, not in terms of ghosts, but a physical ill within one's body. 

Here's something (scroll down a bit) concerning some Native American traditions. Like the above, it concerns the physical body and ills, with spirit and souls being the invasive cause.

While I'm unfamiliar with this concept of "spirit intrusion" I'm not so sure the ghost in this case is a case of what a colleague said about spirit intrusion. I think this person meant all ghosts are "spirit intrusions" and I'm not sure really what she meant. I had the feeling she believes all "ghosts" are manifestations of unease that are heavily tied in with the observer. If I get the opportunity I'd like to discuss this and find out more with this person. In the meantime, this is a new and interesting path to explore.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Experts confounded by the 'ghost' of Guildford - News - getsurrey

Apparition, or just fog and light? (Or, intentionally faked image?)Experts confounded by the 'ghost' of Guildford - News - getsurrey It looks too structured, too human or bipedal to be of a natural source. And it did appear in a place where reports of a ghostly figure have been seen from time to time.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sylvia Beach Hotel, Newport Oregon: Haunted or Photo Glitch?

Here's one of my Trickster Realm columns for Tim Binnall's site that I wrote a couple of years ago:<a href="http://binnallofamerica.com/tr6.8.9.html"> Newport, Oregon: A Haunted Hotel?</a>

The Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon is a unique place with an interesting history. The hotel is in the Nye Beach area; which until recently was exceedingly funky and charming. Now they've gone upscale and the looming, out of place, over priced condos and stores are a gloomy statement on things to come. The juxtaposition of old, shambled structures with tall cold modern buildings is typical in many beach towns. That aside, I still love the area and spend a lot of time there.

As I note in the article, I don't think the owners are very open to the possibility the place is haunted. I get the impression they don't have time for such nonsense. But I have felt some very intense and slightly unhappy energy in some spots while visiting. Does the photograph show something of a ghostly nature, or a glitch in the camera? Can't say, but do know this is the spot where things felt very unpleasant.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Photo of Heceta Head


This is a photo I took of the lighthouse keeper's house at Heceta Head, Florence, Oregon. I then manipulated the photo with mixed media, mainly oil pastels and acrylics.  The house, now a bread and breakfast is said to be haunted. The main ghost is a woman called "Rue." I haven't had the chance to stay there yet, but I will some day. When I was there, visiting the lighthouse, (the area and lighthouse are open to the public) I saw that the bread and breakfast was closed to the public. It is only for guests, and you are not allowed to walk around the house grounds or visit inside, unless you're a guest. There is a picket fence you can't really see in this photo. But the rest of the area is open to the public. There is a state park fee, I think it's around five or six dollars.

It is very lovely there and a wonderful place to explore, regardless of any haunting. The lighthouse is a fun place to visit -- there are rumors that place is haunted as well but I didn't pick up on anything when I was there, and details don't seem to be as prevelant as they are for the bed and breakfast. Google for haunted background, there's lots of it. Here's one personal report that I liked because it's strictly personal from someone who happened to experience some strange things.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ghost Adventures Tonight!

They've really grown on me. I have to admit, I like this show. I get annoyed sometimes with the rooster routine -- you know, the screaming into the ether:"Ya think it's cool to scare people dude?!" stuff -- and how many times can a dude say "dude" anyway? Then again, I'm old. In spite of that, I like the show, and so, tonight is a new episode of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.

One of the things I like about the show is their willingness to use a variety of ghost hunting equipment. Usually the overuse of ghost hunting gadgetry annoys me, but Ghost Adventures uses new tools all the time. Combined with their personal responses to what's going on around them, and their innate mediumnistic abilities,the use of all that equipment doesn't seem like overkill.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

From The Guttenberg Project: Ghost Stories

The Guttenberg Project has been offering free works in the public domain for some time. Here are classic ghost tales you can can download for free.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Alcatraz Stories

My new Trickster's Realm column for Binnall of America is now up at Tim Binnall's site:Alcatraz Stories:
Fox's Alcatraz, is one of the new shows I find myself enjoying. Mainly because it's about Alcatraz; the conspiracy/mystery part is a bonus. (A Trickster moment: the lead role is played by Sam Neill; on The Dead Files last Friday, the psychic did an investigation of Alcatraz, and found that one of the prisoners (or was it a guard? I don't recall) was named Sam Neill.)

I've had a fascination with Alcatraz since I was a child. A combination of factors probably contribute to this interest: a love of all things watery, the mystery of the island as prison, growing up in Los Angeles, the 1969 Native American take over (which is rarely if ever mentioned on shows about the island, particulary if it's a program about hauntings. Whether that's out of respect or political, as in propaganda, I'm not sure) and ... the nuns.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

That's What I Get For Watching Two Ghost Shows at Once

Fell asleep last night going back and forth between Paranormal State and Ghost Adventures. I woke up with a start and realized I had dozed off while the GA episode on a Savannah, Georgia pub was on; seemed very interesting and I wanted to finish watching it but had to give in to exhaustion.

So then I had my second recent ghost dream:
Jim and I are part of a ghost hunting team. I'm using a cane he made for me since my left knee gives me pain. (true about the knee, not true about the cane.) The house we're going into is in Chicago, and very haunted. Negatively so, particularly one of the two bedrooms.


Jim's the tech guy, I'm the medium. This is the first time I'm using my medium skills in an "official" context. We go into the haunted bedroom; Jim asks me if I'm sure I want to go in there since it's so full of bad ju-ju. I say yes, I'm not afraid, I'm grounded. The moment I enter I am almost literally knocked out with the energy of bright white light and three large round, flat cirlces. It's negative but not going to harm us. Not now anyway. It wants to communicate with me first and knows if it hurts us it won't have a chance. It's more important to this spirit energy that I hear it so it's behaving for now.


Jim asks if I'm okay and say yes, I want to go on. After that blast of energy I get my bearings. I see on overlay, like a transparency put up over the existing scene, of a young woman and a child, a boy I think, around eight years old. They're sitting at a nightstand, behind a lamp that is obscuring their faces. They, and especially the woman, are intentionally hiding their faces from me. These are two of the ghosts in the house. They are aware of the negative entity also present in this place.


This overlaid ghost picture contains information in the images. I "know" without exactly being told in words, the history of the woman and her child. Someone very famous lived in this house; someone like General Dwight D. Einsenhower, but it's clear it wasn't him. For some reason his name is being used to convey who it really was that lived here and I can't get a handle on it. I have a lucid moment in the dream: "Why not just tell me outright, why hide behind someone else's name?" I do know the person was famous, and a politician that had something to do with the military. He both abused and then killed his wife and child.


The lights and the energy are incredibly strong. I'm "told" via these images, this woman, that I can find out more in both specific places in the house, as well as archived materials in the local library and other records. 


I wanted the dream to continue but I was awakened by the alarm. I so hate that!

I don't know why the dream took place in Chicago. I've never been to Chicago and have particular connection or affinity for Chicago. The other ghost dream I had took place in the small town of Cottage Grove, which is about 25 miles from here. Both locations with "c" in their names.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

When Entities Collide: Ghosts, Aliens, MIBS, and Entities and The Trickster Faeries

When Entities Collide: Ghosts, Aliens, MIBS, and Entities and The Trickster Faeries: Are aliens, at times, really ghosts? Or entities? Or the other way around? Do they imitate each other at times; if so, why? Is that the Trickster at work, mimicking one or the other, to confuse? After all, that's what the Trickster loves to do.

Sometimes entities of some type seem to imitate ghosts and aliens. There has been some interesting discussion about what we consider 'aliens' (meaning extraterrestrial) mimicking ghosts. (What we think of as ghosts.) And what about 'shadow people?' which some researchers believe are ghost like, but not ghosts; entities, but not aliens. Of course, no one knows for sure.

There's also a UFO/entity-alien and Bigfoot connection. Is Bigfoot a poltergeist or, is there a connection with Bigfoot and poltergeists, as Bigfoot researcher Lisa Shiel recently suggested? (Poltergeists: The Other Synchronicity with Bigfoot?).

"When Entities Collide: Ghosts, Aliens, MIB and Trickster Fairies"

Article I wrote for UFO Digest in 2007:<a href="http://www.ufodigest.com/news/0907/midsummer.html">When Entities Collide: Ghosts, Aliens, MIBS, and Entities and The Trickster Faeries</a><br />
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<i>Are aliens, at times, really ghosts? Or entities? Or the other way around? Do they imitate each other at times; if so, why? Is that the Trickster at work, mimicking one or the other, to confuse? After all, that's what the Trickster loves to do.<br />
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Sometimes entities of some type seem to imitate ghosts and aliens. There has been some interesting discussion about what we consider 'aliens' (meaning extraterrestrial) mimicking ghosts. (What we think of as ghosts.) And what about 'shadow people?' which some researchers believe are ghost like, but not ghosts; entities, but not aliens. Of course, no one knows for sure.<br />
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There's also a UFO/entity-alien and Bigfoot connection. Is Bigfoot a poltergeist or, is there a connection with Bigfoot and poltergeists, as Bigfoot researcher Lisa Shiel recently suggested? (Poltergeists: The Other Synchronicity with Bigfoot?).</i></blockquote>
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Greg Taylor: Stop Worrying...There Probably Is An Afterlife -- Indiegogo

I'm happy to promote Greg Taylor (The Daily Grail, Darklore Journals, etc.) latest project: Stop Worrying...There Probably Is An Afterlife -- Indiegogo:

For too long, the debate over the possibility of some sort of hereafter has been dominated by these two diametrically opposed views. So much so, that the general public is not aware that there is some very good evidence supporting the idea that, at the time of our physical death, some part of us 'continues on'. In the book I am currently writing, I will tell the story of how, for more than a hundred years, scientists have been finding evidence for consciousness continuing on beyond death; people have been recounting their own personal encounters with 'the other side of the veil'; and some of the world's best thinkers have been suggesting that human consciousness may be far more than just the accidental by-product of a flesh-and-blood brain. The evidence may not be concrete, but it's certainly enough for any person to hold a 'rational' belief that we all continue on in some way.

I have written about these topics in short-form for almost 15 years now on my popular website The Daily Grail, and in a number of books I have already published (see for example this article). I am an experienced publisher, having released a dozen books already through my independent publishing house, Daily Grail Publishing. Please help me bring this topic to a wider audience, in more detailed form, by supporting this book project.

What I Need, And What You'll Get

I am already currently working on the book (20,000 words down at the time of writing), and it will be released no matter what level of support I receive - this has been a personal quest of mine for quite some time now. The goal of this pre-publication funding is to make the book as good as it can possibly be, by allowing funds for absolutely comprehensive research (tracking down/purchasing source documents, interviewing key people, freeing up time for writing, etc.) and book design/manufacture expenses. As such, I've made a very conservative estimate of $5000 as a goal to do this, though my ideal funding level is higher. However, I appreciate whatever support is offered by those interested in seeing this book published.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ghost Synchronicity: Stories at Work

A synchronicity; after starting this blog about ghosts, a lively discussion of the ghost at my place of employment. This conversation was not started by me in any way; it erupted spontaneously between two staff members when I was in the room. A colleague echoed what I've always thought: given we've both had life time experiences with haunted places and have had our share of ghostly encounters, neither of us have had much, at all, tingling of our ghostie-senses. Others have, and there was, according to another employee (who also lived in a haunted house) a recent episode of activity.

It's interesting I seem to just not be getting the vibe, even though I certainly have in so many other situations, including those I wish I hadn't welcomed. (I wish I hadn't encountered a few!) But at my place of work, barely nothing in terms of bumping up against the ghost.

I have felt ... vague but still viable enough feelings at times. And I've always felt uncomfortable in a certain part of the building, but never attributed it to a ghost. Instead, I just figured it was because it was far from my own station, or it was too cold up there, something like that. But I was surprised to hear one of the women say that she's always felt uncomfortable in that part of the building, and she attributes it to the ghost.

There have been strange things happening, witnessed by others through the years. Nothing malevolent in any way. I know this is frustrating but since it's a public place and I work there I can't say anymore. But one thing seems clear; just about any building, and certainly one that is a few decades old, and has gone through several remodels, built on land that is still, in parts, untouched, is full of energy from so many bodies from so many backgrounds. All of that contributes to a place ripe for spirit energy.

Ghost Hunting Theories: How To Ghost Hunt From Home!

Autumn Forest at Ghost Hunting Theories shares information about a new ghost hunting program, via YouTube, but it's not quite the usual:Ghost Hunting Theories: How To Ghost Hunt From Home!

The TGAPHtv channel on YouTube gives you the hours of raw footage in haunted location to review. Be a sofa ghost hunter! TGAPHtv is a crew that goes to some amazing places. You have the chance to review their video and see if you can find anything. Let them know what video and what the time stamp was. It's their goal to share with you the important task of reviewing evidence

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Exploding Glass

 (Orignially posted on The Orange Orb, March 21, 2010)

A strange and kind of cool thing happened earlier this evening. Jim and I were watching 'Psychic Investigators' while eating our dinner. We were also talking -- a lot. We talk a lot anyway, but we were kind of on a high, for some reason. We started off commenting on the program; then debunkers, then the Flatwoods case and my article I had just finished about that for Trickster's Realm, MK Ultra, the recent book and news about the LSD experiments in France, and so on. Just your typical kind of UFO/Fortean/esoteric nerd kind of conversation.

The energy was kind of "buzzy" and I had a distinct thought that "Hmm, Jim's really excited about this stuff," more so than usual that is, as I was. We were talking about Project Stargate and remote viewing and the idea that the government hadn't shut down a damn thing, just gone deeper down into the depths with their covert RV/mind control selves, when my plate exploded in my lap.

It's a heavy glass plate. I had it resting in my lap; we both heard a lot "bang" and the plate had broken into six pieces. We looked at each other and Jim said "That was pretty cool." Which was an insipid thing to say but I had to agree; it was "pretty cool." It made us laugh. The timing of the thing was weird, the thing itself was weird. A perfectly good plate, a heavy one at that, and it just broke into six clean pieces.

This happened to me one time before, when I was sixteen or so. I was sitting in my girlfriend's living room. I remember we were talking about sex, and, about ghosts.  A heavy green glass ashtray that was sitting on the bottom shelf of the TV stand kind of rose up in the air then, a loud bang, and the ashtray broke right in half. We both just looked at each other and, well, freaked. Obviously the combination of energies contributed to that incident; our age, the sexual charges in the air, and the communication-connection to the other side. A guarantee for that kind of thing.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Out of Place Ghosts: Jim Marrs and Roswell Ghosts

(Posted on my Orange Orb blog 4/18/07)

I suppose all ghosts are “out of place,” or they wouldn’t be ghosts.

And maybe “out of place” -- the designation OOP -- isn’t quite accurate here.

But this item, and the Jim Marrs story of Roswell hospital ghosts, inspired this thought.

From this item: ghosts in Antarctica. It just seems like an odd image; ghosts in the snow. Snow ghosts. Ice ghosts. “The Thing,” maybe. Something about all that snow and ice and the unseen makes it all the more unwordly and creepy. (I'm not an ice and snow person, maybe that has something to do with my unease.)


Erebus crash blamed for Antarctica 'ghosts'
By JOHN HENZELL - The Press | Tuesday, 17 April 2007

A supernatural experience in Antarctica on Friday the 13th has left a winter worker convinced of the existence of ghosts on the frozen continent.

American Allie Barden was sent to work in a stores building at McMurdo Station, the United States base near New Zealand's Scott Base, and knew it was empty because it was padlocked from outside when she arrived.

"As soon as I entered, something was weird," she said.

"I took a couple of steps in (and) the hair on the top of my head stood on end – footsteps upstairs; undeniably footsteps. A slow cadence of footsteps.

"I froze. It went from the back of the building to the front."

Ross Island is rife with ghostly sightings, often attributed to the 257 victims of the Air New Zealand plane crash on Mount Erebus in 1979, whose bodies were stored at McMurdo before being returned to New Zealand.


That, juxtaposed with all the weird covert experiments going on in Antarctica gives the conspiracy, esoteric minded individual a lot to play with.

I mentioned Jim Marrs; some time ago he was a guest on C2C and had a greatly interesting story to tell of “alien ghosts” in a hospital in Roswell. Really juicy, fascinating stuff for any Fortean junkie. Curiously, I haven’t heard much follow up on this. I did find this story by Marrs:

ALIEN GHOSTS AT ROSWELL?”
Emma Duran said she once met a man who told her that he had worked at the Roswell base and that aliens from the crash site were autopsied there. He told her that he had taken a bit of metal from the crash debris but that government agents had retrieved it from him and warned both he and his family not to talk about it.

Owen, who has both seen and heard strange things in the NMRC, said he had never encountered the alien ghost but nevertheless added, “I’ve heard people say they have seen aliens running around.”


And then there’s the ghost-UFO connection. Where elements of UFO activity seem to mimic hauntings. Or, one appears to facilitate the other.

Nothing enlightening here as to theories or pontifications. Just a somewhat idle observation.

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