Various Paranormal Phenomena

Some pretty interesting articles I cam across not long ago…

Who cares about parapsychology?
Most psychology professors, people who work in a field related to parapsychology, are quite skeptical of psychic phenomena. The same is true of biologists, physicists, and others involved in the physical sciences. They do not put much credence in the claims of things like telepathy, clairvoyance or telekinesis. Many psychology students, however, are not so skeptical – they tend to believe that these phenomena are real…

Photos show mystery skeleton sticking out of iceberg off N.L. east coast
Marine scientists in Canada and abroad are puzzled by bizarre photographs that appear to show the skeleton of a large mammal jutting out of an iceberg that recently drifted past Newfoundland’s east coast. The six pictures show what looks like a brown rib cage and spinal column, slightly bent, sticking out of a crust of ice…

Underground bases
The alien underground base meme has infected the UFO community since the mid-1980s. Paul Bennewitz (a name you should know by now) wrote hundreds of letters to researchers and government officials about this issue and is generally regarded as the first to mention the subject…

Out of the minds of babes
The ordinary observer might assume that the thoughts of Rainen Solomon, a burbling 17-month-old in powder-blue shorts, hew to basics, like “hungry” and “very hungry.” Derek Ogilvie, a.k.a. the Baby Mind Reader, is picking up more complicated signals…

Hutchison Effect caught on tape in high def
Vlad: I was just at John’s apt/laboratory with a camera crew for new TV series I’m co-producing and hosting. We shot for over 7 hours, in High Def, and captured some extraordinary footage…

The Stonehenge flying saucer
While there are many theories explaining (or trying to) the Stonehenge megaliths and site, an almost obvious interpretation is that the initial creators of Stonehenge (circa 8000 B.C.) were emulating the craft that brought them or provided “supplies” to them, much in the way that the Cargo Cult peoples emulated World War II aircraft they had seen delivering supplies in the Pacific…

Sinister dirigibles over Russia
Strange, cigar-shaped objects have been seen in the sky over Russian cities, villages, testing grounds, battlefields, forests, and secret installations. Surely many observations have been lost in the whirlwind of history; however, the author has been able to collect some striking reports…

Campers thought dying man was astral travelling
A man who died from extreme dehydration after an outback purification ritual was not given immediate medical help because fellow campers believed he was astral travelling, a coronial inquest has heard…

“Ghosts are real”: Book documents the haunts at Capay Cemetery
We met Patty Zloczewski at the Capay Cemetery. It was early evening and there was no reason to be scared. The sun was setting and the mourning doves were calling. But the shadows were growing long. “Ghosts are real,” Patty said as we slowly made our way to the back of the cemetery grounds, away from the entrance and the little-traveled county road.

Psychic predicts earthquake in LA!
Insomniacs who believe in UFOs, doomsday, and the paranormal may be familiar with George Noory, late night talk show host of Coast to Coast AM. Noory was seduced by a recent email from one of his listeners who is predicting the Big One this month, and interviewed the guy on the air. Apparently, our clairvoyant spoke to a spirit who has the inside dirt, and told him to expect a 6.5-8 earthquake this month…

Do you believe in the existence of Bigfoot?
“Do I think Bigfoot exists? Well at this time right now … sometimes. I’m not going to say that I haven’t watched those shows on the Discovery Channel about Bigfoot, aliens, and the Loch Ness monster, because I have. Numerous times. And most of the time, after my eyes being glued to the TV for an hour, I end up believing that such a creature or creatures do exist for the rest of the day…

Survey: almost 60% say Sasquatch unsnatchable
The Anomalist today published their analysis of the survey results from 449 people who filled out a web-based questionnaire that took 15 to 30 minutes to complete in March…

Circular patterns growing on moss confuse scientists
A mysterious circular pattern on moss-covered logs has scientists scratching their heads. Last winter, researchers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park discovered the symmetrical bull’s-eye pattern on patches of liverwort (a close relative of moss) growing on pine trees that had died and fallen on the ground…

Bones of unknown animal unearthed
The forests of the Sunderbans conceal many mysteries. It has now thrown up a new challenge to zoologists in the form of the remains of an ‘unknown’ animal that was accidentally unearthed by a farmer and his daughter on May 26…

Bigfoot search begins afresh
“Gigantic, hairy, ape-like…” was all that Abu Marak could utter in between gasps for breath. Surrounded by villagers in the safety of his house near Durabanda in the West Garo Hills, Abu’s eyes still mirrored the excitement of spotting the animal. Within a few days, Abu’s account, coupled with those of a few other villagers, became the raw material for a renewed scientific search for the legendary Big Foot – mande burung in Garo…

Walking through spooky Shoreham

Strange concrete stain

Two mysterious grass circles in Mission, Kansas
Something has really knocked the heck out of the energy in the larger circle – and somewhat in the smaller circle…

Dispelling ghostly images with electromagnets
In a study investigating how the brain generates paranormal experiences and psychotic states, researchers used strong electromagnets to alter brain function and found they could reduce the number of times healthy volunteers saw spontaneously experienced false perceptions…

A sound way to turn heat into electricity
University of Utah physicist Orest Symko holds a match to a small heat engine that produces a high-pitched tone by converting heat into sound. Symko’s research team is combining such heat engines with existing technology that turns sound into electricity, resulting in devices that can harness solar energy in a new way, cool computers and other electronics.

Last days in our haunted house part 2

Any ghosts ready to be busted?
Did a ghost get busted in the cellar?
In a previous post I promised I’d explain what my buddies reactions were to our short “investigation” down in the cellar where I had explained to him about the brief sightings of the shadowy figure and the sensation of being touched by someone or something that wasn’t there. Not to mention the two kittens that had died in that very same cellar for no good reason at all. And a few other incidences that occurred down there.

We had went down in the cellar this past Sunday afternoon (Feb. 1), my buddy brought his EMF meter (yes, I am well aware of the implications using that with electrical conduits etc., in the cellar) and swept the area. In 3 distinct spots where there were NO nearby electrical wires, outlets etc., present, the meter went from .01 up to .05 in one spot. Then from .02 to .04 in the 2nd.

In the 3rd spot, the meter just started to jump all over the place. I personally had said out loud for any entity or presence to please give a sign on the meter that it was indeed in our presence. Within 10 seconds or so, my friends meter started to jump all over the scale and then made the audible alert come on and also made the LED light up to indicate that the meter was pegged up to the highest end of the scale. My friend then said his entire right side of his body (which if it was there, the “entity” would have been on his right side.) started feeling like he was standing in a walk-in freezer.

I called out one more time for this “entity” to please give us one more indication it was indeed there by doing something we could see or hear. The meter again lit up its LED indicator and the audible warning went off. Now, the seconds before, my friend had used the meters sensor wand and swept the SAME area…no visible readings, then the meters alarm went off as well as the LED indicator when I had called out loud for another indication of its presence.

We did not however try for any EVPs unfortunately. I wish we would have…I personally would have been very interested to hear any results on that one!

A site worth checking into

Here’s a site you’ll enjoy looking into if you’re a big fan of folklore, mythology and mysteries of Ireland, Britain and surrounding areas of those countries.

Mysterious Britain & Ireland is a resource and community dedicated to mysterious places, legends and folklore within the British and Irish Isles.

Signs of a haunting

Here’s a pretty handy list of signs of a haunting at your house etc., I felt this list needed to be posted here (also because of what my wife and I are going through at our own house). Most of these are pretty obvious, but some of these may apply to your situation.

Signs your house might be haunted:

  • Unexplained noises – footsteps; knocks, banging, rapping; scratching sounds; sounds of something being dropped. Sometimes these noises can be subtle and other times they can be quite loud.
  • Doors, cabinets and cupboards opening and closing – most often, these phenomena are not seen directly. The experiencer either hears the distinct sounds of the doors opening and closing (homeowners get to know quite well the distinctive sounds their houses make) or the experiencer will return to a room to find a door open or closed when they are certain that it was left in the opposite position. Sometimes furniture, like kitchen chairs, are perceived to have been moved. Very rarely will the experiencer actually witness the phenomenon taking place.
  • Lights turning off and on – likewise, these events are seldom seen actually occurring, but the lights are switched on or off when the experiencer knows they were not left that way. This can also happen with TVs, radios and other electrically powered items.
  • Items disappearing and reappearing – this phenomenon, which we have dubbed “the DOPler Effect” (DOP = Disappearing Object Phenomenon), has been examined in the article “The DOPler Effect.” Others have called this “the borrowers” phenomenon, and it’s the familiar experience of not being able to find a regularly used item – say, your set of car keys – which you believe you placed in a spot you routinely place them. But they’re gone and you look high and low for them with no success. Some time later, the keys are found – in exactly the place you normally put them. It’s as if the object was borrowed by someone or something for a short time, then returned. Sometimes they are not returned for days or even weeks, but when they are, it’s in an obvious place that could not have been missed by even a casual search.
  • Unexplained shadows – the sighting of fleeting shapes and shadows, usually seen out of the corner of the eye. This phenomenon has also been discussed in some detail in “Shadow People.” Many times, the shadows have vaguely human forms, while other times they are less distinguishable or smaller.
  • Strange animal behavior – a dog, cat or other pet behaves strangely. Dogs may bark at something unseen, cower without apparent reason or refuse to enter a room they normally do. Cats may seem to be “watching” something cross a room. Animals have sharper senses than humans, and many researchers think their psychic abilities might be more finely tuned also.
  • Feelings of being watched – this is not an uncommon feeling and can be attributed to many things, but it could have a paranormal source if the feeling consistently occurs in a particular part of the house at a particular time.
  • Mild psychokinetic phenomena – hearing a door open or close is one thing. Actually seeing it happen is quite another. Similarly, actually seeing a light go on or off by itself is greater proof that something unexplained is happening. Do you see the TV or radio turn on? Or perhaps you’re present when a child’s powered toy begins to operate on its own. Doors and windows are locked or unlocked. Some people report that when they are in bed they can feel and/or hear something sitting on the bed.
  • Feelings of being touched – the feeling of being watched is one thing, and actually feeling like you are being touched is quite another. Some people feel something brush past them, something touching their hair or “a hand” on the shoulder. Some feel a gentle poke, push or nudge.
  • Cries and whispers – on occasion, muffled voices, whispering and crying can be heard. Sometimes it’s music from some unknown source. People hear their names being said. This phenomenon, as is true for the one above, gains more credibility if more than one person hears or sees the same thing at the same time.
  • Cold or hot spots – cold spots are classic haunting symptoms, but any instance of a noticeable variance in temperature without a discernable cause could be evidence.
  • Unexplained smells – the distinct fragrance of a perfume or cologne that you do not have in your house. This phenomenon comes and goes without any apparent cause and may accompany other phenomena, such as shadows, voices or psychokinetic phenomena. Foul odors can happen in the same way.

Rarer still are more extreme phenomena, some of which have been called poltergeist phenomena, and can be quite strong evidence of a true haunting:

  • Moving or levitating objects (severe psychokinetic phenomena) – dinner plates sliding across the table; pictures flying off walls; doors slamming shut with great force; furniture sliding across the floor.
  • Physical assault – scratches, slaps and hard shoves. This kind of personal assault is extremely rare, but obviously highly disturbing.
  • Other physical evidence – unexplained writing on paper or walls; hand prints and footprints.
  • Apparitions – physical manifestation of a spirit or entity. These phenomena are also very rare and can take many forms: human-shaped mists or forming mists of some indistinguishable shape; transparent human forms that disappear quickly; and most rarely, human forms that look as real and solid as any living person, but that disappear into a room or even while being viewed.

All the above had been posted at another site. Since this list is actually pretty handy and you might want to print this out, I wanted to post it here for everyone to study and see if any of the above applies to your particular situation. The one thing on this list my wife and I have not had happen yet is the physical assault, and we do not want that to happen of course. As far as any physical evidence, we have had hand prints appear on a mirror hanging on a wall in our kitchen. The mirror measures roughly 3′ X 4′ or so, and a hand print had appeared (not before our eyes unfortunately…I would have loved to see that!) The hand print is NOT from any of us, nor is not from any visiting family etc. We have no children, and no other family has the keys to our house. So no accidental brushing or touching against or on the mirror could have happened.

If any of the above from the list applies to you, please leave a reply here and let us and the readers know about it.

When your home becomes a haven for spirits – part2

There’s several theorys about why certain locations have so much activity going on. One theory is because of family members, friends etc., dieing at that location and those spirits are bound or maybe even trapped there due to a strong tie with the location for whatever reason. The second one is that location has a portal of sorts that allows two way travel if you will, of these spirits or ghosts to come and go at will. Another theory is that perhaps these spirits have some kind of “assignment” or a “duty” to help out the living at that location.

I’m more prone to believe that in our case it’s because of family or loved ones dieing at the location. In our case the 1st theory just might be true here…my father had died in our house back in 1994 from cancer. He chose to come back here and was in his last days, confined to an hospital bed braught here and he was being taken care of by Hospice at that time. I wasn’t here that night when he passed away. The EVPs we have gotten from our house have several indicators that he is indeed one of the spirits that is here. Some of the indicators are that he asked several times where his favorite baseball style hat was (he always wore a light greenish baseball style hat). We have both heard the sound of a bell being rang. When he was able to walk around, my father always sat out in his workshop that’s out back of our house and rang the bell when he needed something. I personaly have heard the EVP and his voice is strong and recognizable!

On many occassions I have smelled the odor of perfume or scented powder that will hover in certain areas in this house and then disappear only to show up in a new area of the house. My mother had passed away back in 2005, but not here, she passed away at a place that cares for senior citizens. My mother had a few favorite perfumes she always wore and a favorite powder she would always ask for. Other smells have been of cig. smoke. My father had been a smoker. Some more recent activity has been dishes moving by themselves, figures that may be male or female show up in webcam video footage and still captures when we run the cam to capture any activity in the room where my father passed away. These figures have been most times full bodied to partial and have distinct features like eyes, hands, legs and head and so on.

Two seperate occassions my wife has woke me up at times of 3am and 4am to tell me the front door has been wide open. Keep in mind that I make sure the front door is shut and the security locks are locked tight. The cats, we have two indoor cats, will seem to watch something that moves from the floor to the ceiling and around the house. I’ve inspected the areas the cats were watching and there were no insects present and so on. There has been a couple of times when I personaly watched one of the cats try to lay down on the couch and then as if something chased it off, lept up and ran off the couch. The same type of behavior was repeated several times…as if something was either playing with the cat or trying to be malicious.

There have been the usual cold spots all over the house, ones that would “hover” from spot to spot. I have felt, more than once, a “breeze” that had shown up when none of the windows were open and this house is quite well insulated too. The breeze would show up in the same room and same area where my father had that hospital bed and where he passed away. Touching on the note of manifestations and how spirits use the environment around us to empower themselves to manifest…we have gone through pack after pack of brand new batteries that would be completely drained within 3 minutes of useing them in a camera or digital recorder throughout this house and outside on our land. We both know this house has multiple spirits because the EVPs we’ve captured have been of childrens voices, adult voices and other types of sounds or voices that simply don’t sound human in nature!

The land on which this house was built has a long history of violence and many other interesting attributes dateing back to the french-indian wars, the first settlers to this region of NY state and more. All of which I’ll be posting on in later parts to this. Not all of this activity at this house been playful either…there have been too many times when the activity has been trying to become less than just nice and pleasant. Too many times, whatever these other entities are, they have tried to cause very prominant feelings of fear and dispare and depression that are experienced in areas such as the stairwell that leads to the celler, over-cross on our land where more than 60 years ago, a family lost everything they had because of a lightning strike that burned down the barn and house where they lived. A residual haunting? Maybe…I’ll hit on why I think it’s not that in a later post.

So has our home become a “portal” of sorts for spirits, or is our house a bona-fide haunted house? There’s much more to all of this and what’s going on here…so keep watch for part 3 to be posted ASAP.