I'm going to start this article off with a confession, and a revelation as well (just so you know where I'm coming from).
I have absolutely NO doubt that there are many amazing psychic mediums working today, who can give you honest, insightful access to your loved ones who have crossed over to the other side.
I've not only had many, many personal experiences that has proved this to me beyond the shadow of a doubt, I have many close friends who are professional mediums, who can do exactly that.
That's the "revelation" if you will.
The confession is THIS:
Some mediums cheat. As a matter of fact, I've had FAR more bad readings in my life, than good ones. The bad ones are rarely due to cheating, rather...they are due to the medium NOT being all that good! Read more
Friday, December 30, 2011
Although there are many amazing psychic mediums working today, some mediums cheat, says Danny Fredricks. He describes some of the tricks they use to appear more gifted than they really are.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
John Titor popped up in the late 1990s, claiming to be from the future, and made some bold predictions about our future in this century. Who was he really, and what happened to him?
What if someone from the future popped up in our timeline and started answering questions from people on internet message boards? That's exactly what John Titor did in the late 1990s. Claiming he was sent from the future on a mission to retrieve an antique computer, he talked with thousands of people online and told stories of futuristic life in 2036. Many of his tales warned of imminent disaster for the world, but he said he couldn't help.
As abruptly as he appeared, Titor vanished in 2001. Did he finish his mission? Who - or what - is behind the legend of John Titor? Read more
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Is the Shroud of Turin the burial cloth of Jesus? A series of experiments conducted by Italian researchers suggest that the Shroud of Turin is probably not a medieval forgery.
A series of experiments conducted by Italian researchers indicate the Shroud of Turin is likely authentic, but the team has not yet reached a definite conclusion.
Decades of research on Jesus' proposed burial cloth have revealed an array of conflicting ideas surrounding the shroud's authenticity. However, researchers from Italy's National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development believe their findings undermine previous theories that the shroud was faked in the medieval period, the Telegraph reports. The new claim seems to be stirring controversy again, as many point to previous research to the contrary.
Last year scientists were able to replicate marks on the cloth using highly advanced ultraviolet techniques that weren't available 2,000 years ago -- or during the medieval times, for that matter. Read more
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
If aliens have visited the earth, they surely would have left artifacts behind. If they have, what sort of articfacts would they have left, and how do we find them?
For many people, the very idea of needing to search for alien artifacts is ludicrous. After all, alien spacecraft can be seen in the skies of Earth every day of the week, and virtually every archaeological specimen older that three thousand years was fabricated, if not by extraterrestrials, then by dim-witted humans under the guidance of extraterrestrials. So for people who think along those lines, there's nothing to search for: the Earth is already overflowing with alien artifacts. But scientists (who are part of the Conspiracy) aren't allowed to admit that -- they have to look further afield. I've just been reading three fascinating articles on the subject at arXiv.org: Read more
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar was executed in the northern province of Jawf for “practising witchcraft and sorcery,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement Monday. Newsflash: if she was caught, convicted, and executed for practicing witchcraft and sorcery, she wasn't a witch or sorcerer, or at least not a very good one.
A Saudi woman was beheaded Monday after being convicted of practising sorcery, which is banned in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the Interior Ministry said.
Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar was executed in the northern province of Jawf for “practising witchcraft and sorcery,” the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency. Read more
Monday, December 12, 2011
A leaking roof in an Ethiopian chapel may lead to the Ark of the Covenant being revealed to the world.
A very British problem of a leaky church roof could be about to give the world the chance to glimpse the legendary Ark of the Covenant.
That's because the claimed home of the iconic relic - a small chapel in Ethiopia - has sprung a leak and so the Ark could now be on the move.
The Ark - which The Bible says holds God's Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai - is said to have been kept in Aksum, in the Chapel of the Tablet, adjacent to St Mary of Zion Church, since the 1960s. Read more
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
From Mark Twain to Tupac Shakur, read about thirteen celebrities may be ghosts... or still alive.
Dead or Alive?
William Shakespeare called death, "the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns." Is the veil between this world and the next one porous enough to allow the spirits of the beloved dead to walk the earth once again?
Perhaps some of the world's most famous people that have seemingly "reappeared" are not ghosts, but in fact merely faked their demises and lived long after "death." Are these lucky 13 true emissaries from beyond? Or are they merely designers of a well-planned hoax? Read more
Monday, December 5, 2011
Finally, scientists are beginning to look at paranormal experiences, including the Ganzfield Effect, a method of inducing hallucinations without drugs.
The cognitive science journal Cortex has just released a special issue on the neuropsychology of paranormal experiences and belief, and contains a fantastic article on hallucinations induced by the Ganzfeld procedure.
The Ganzfeld procedure exposes the participant to ‘unstructured’ sensations usually by placing half ping-pong balls over the eyes so they can only see diffuse white light and by playing white noise through headphones.
It is probably best known for its uses in parapsychology experiments, but it is also used to induce hallucinations and sensory distortions which are much more likely to occur in the absence of clearly defined sensory experiences. Read more
Saturday, December 3, 2011
North Miami Beach municipal employees are in hot water over an alleged Santeria birdseed plot.
A note to prospective municipal employees: If you’re looking for a way to help out beleaguered colleagues, casting a spell on your boss is probably not the way to go.
Two North Miami Beach employees — one a police officer, the other a department office manager — are in hot water after trying to enlist some supernatural aid in the form of what they believed to be a Santeria practice. Read more
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is one of the best-known, but seldom-used magical grimoires. The book describes an elaborate ritual whose purpose is to obtain the "knowledge and conversation" of the magician's "Holy Guardian Angel." During the period of the work, which lasts six months, the magician must pray daily before sunrise and again at sunset. Also, during this preparatory phase, there are many restrictions: chastity must be observed, alcoholic beverages refused, and the magician must conduct his business with scrupulous fairness. After the preparatory phase has been successfully completed, the magician's guardian angel will appear to reveal to the magician magical secrets.
Monday, November 28, 2011
When you're caught with the stolen property in your basement, I guess blaming ghosts as a defense is better than no defense at all.
A former Ohio police officer accused of theft denied being aware of stolen property in his basement, saying he avoided the room because he believed it contained a paranormal presence.
WBNS-TV reports that Joseph Hughes faced 21 charges when items ranging from a heater and a welder to an air conditioning unit labeled "auditor" were found in his home. Read more
Friday, November 25, 2011
A small boy's vivid memories may be evidence of reincarnation.
Another great case from The Survival Top 40 is the James Leininger reincarnation case. This story is sufficiently well known that I don't think I need to summarize it; anyway, Miles Edward Allen's excellent summary is readily available at this link (PDF).
Besides the strongly evidential value of James' statements about the plane he piloted, the ship he flew from, the names of his fallen comrades, etc., there are three aspects of the case that strike me as particularly interesting.
First, little James showed strong emotions when remembering his past life as a pilot. The whole episode began with James' nightmares, in which he struggled and screamed in bed. Whatever he was experiencing was obviously vivid and terrifying. Moreover, he showed flare-ups of righteous indignation that would seem more appropriate for a WWII flier than a two-year-old. As Miles Edward Allen recounts, when James identified his ship as the Natoma, his father replied that the name sounded Japanese. "Little James grew indignant and said no. It was American!" It's certainly credible that a patriotic serviceman would have that reaction; after all, it was the Japanese who shot him down. James, on the other hand, was probably too young to know or care about the Japanese through his own personal experience. Read more
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Ghosts are not always what they seem, says Malcolm Robinson. He examines a couple of possible explanations for ghost sightings, including the "Stone Tape Theory."
In my last article I mentioned that ghosts and not as cut and dried and plain and simple as you might think, there are many variations to a ghost, I’d like to continue with this so let’s look at some other explanations that may explain ‘some’ ghostly sightings. Read more
Monday, November 21, 2011
So here’s a completely normal story involving the Pete Doherty and the ghost of Amy Winehouse.
According to friends The Libertines and Babyshambles singer believes that he’s being haunted by the late singer.
"He is utterly convinced that he has seen her ghost,” a mate told The Sun. Read more
Friday, November 18, 2011
Dowsers who claim to be able to locate archaeological features from maps are invited to enter a specially devised competition. Most challenges issued by paranormal "skeptics" are rigged in favor of the skeptic, but this one seems as if it might be fair.
Mention the word dowsing and most people will think of a chap in muddy wellies trudging around a farm with a stick, looking for a good place to sink a borehole, or a fey type in a tie-dye T-shirt wafting about looking for mystical ley lines.
For centuries there have been believers in dowsing, a form of divination traditionally used to locate groundwater sources, and argument rages in the archaeological community about whether dowsers, armed with no more than a bit of bent copper wire and the power of faith, can also locate long-vanished Roman roads, Bronze Age barrows or prehistoric rock carvings.
However, even believers in the muddy wellies type of dowsing often have grave doubts about map dowsers, who claim to be able to locate such features just by holding a pendulum over a Google Earth satellite view taken from miles above a site. The debate has rumbled on through many archaeology forums, with believers and sceptics equally passionately engaged.
A website dedicated to prehistoric archaeology called the Megalithic Portal is now launching a competition to try and resolve the question, with would-be psychics and scoffers invited to join a hunt for archaeological remains from the comfort of their own armchairs. Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Inexplicata contributing editor Manuel Carballal describes one of his most perilous brushes with the unknown, an encounter with Haitian voodoo.
The scene could have been derived from any suspense film. Manuel Delgado instinctively held on tightly to his television camera as we clutched our machetes. Our vehicle was being surrounded by a dozen ebony-skinned Haitians. The blancs, as they derisively call Europeans, are not welcome in Haiti and we had been warned that under no circumstances should we venture into the shanty towns outside Port-au-Prince where, we were told, "there exists a 90 per cent chance of being mugged." We ignored this sage advice, of course.
After endless minutes of waiting, our guide allowed us to emerge from the car. Monsieur Balaguer, an important bokor -- a voodoo high priest -- would allow us to visit his hounfor or temple. The hounfor consisted in a humble wooden shack whose center contained the peristyle, the indispensable central column of every voodoo ritual, by means of which the gods or loas descend to earth. A filthy light bulb and seven candles enabled us to see the disquieting form of Monsieur Balaguer, a tall man with sparkling black eyes, who covered his head with a Stetson.
While our guide stated all the arguments at his disposal in order to have Monsieur Balaguer allow us to film his "she-devil" and his "zombie", we were startled by a sudden blackout. The dirty light bulb was extinguished, plunging us into the shadows, illuminated only by the seven candles around the peristyle. Balaguer greeted his "she-devil" -- supposedly located behind a mysterious metal door -- by rapping on it a few times. From the other side, "something" responded with brutal blows against the door, causing the entire temple to shake. Suddenly we were told that the bokor had to consult the loas: we looked on as Monsieur Balaguer fell int a sort of trance, being "ridden" or possessed by Bravo, one of the loas who shares the lordship over death and cemeteries with Baron Samedi and Baron La Croix. Subjecting us to a sort of "trial," exchanging a curious combinations of handshakes to which we instinctively responded to, Balaguer drank rum through an ear as he smoked a cigarette through one nostril.
The fact of the matter is that in Haiti, Western patterns of logic become fragile in the face of the unpredictable, incomprehensible and irrational voodoo cult -- vodú in the native tongue -- which originates from the Fon language of Dahomey, meaning "deity" or "spirit." This is the precise nature of voodoo: a spirit that envelops Haiti, influencing each and every cultural or social manifestation of this small country, the poorest of the Americas. Read more
Monday, November 14, 2011
Does the newly discovered painting "The Saviour of the World" prove that Leonardo da Vinci faked the Turin Shroud? Two British researchers reveal the art history sensation that may end decades of controversy.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Do Einstein's laws prove ghosts exist? Since the universe's energy is constant and can't be destroyed, what happens to energy in our bodies when we die?
Every night, amateur ghost-hunting groups across the country head out into abandoned warehouses, old buildings and cemeteries to look for ghosts. They often bring along electronic equipment that they believe helps them locate ghostly energy.
Despite years of efforts by ghost hunters on TV and in real life, we still do not have good proof that ghosts are real. Many ghost hunters believe that strong support for the existence of ghosts can be found in modern physics. Specifically, that Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientific minds of all time, offered a scientific basis for the reality of ghosts. Read more
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Though some people say that spontaneous human combustion is just a regular fire that people can't be bothered to find the cause for, take a look at ten actual cases of spontaneous human combustion, and decide for yourself.
Some people say that spontaneous human combustion is just a regular fire that people can't be bothered to find the cause for, that could have been avoided through basic fire safety. Others say that it's just a peculiar shift of our internal chemistry, that can happen to anyone at any time.
Take a look at ten actual cases of spontaneous human combustion, and decide for yourself. Read more
Monday, November 7, 2011
Move along. Nothing to see here. According to the White House, extraterrestrials haven't contacted or visited Earth. Well, that settles that.
Alien lifeforms have not contacted Earth yet, the White House claimed over the weekend in response to petitions asking for information on supposed human interactions with extraterrestrials.
"The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race," Phil Larson of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy wrote in a blog post responding to the inquiries. "In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye." Read more
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Euclid, Ohio woman Dianne Carlisle claims to have witnessed ghost sex.
Typically, Nerve treats the story as a joke:
Typically, Nerve treats the story as a joke:
If you heard the song "Grim Grinnin' Ghosts" at some point during your Halloween debauchery, you know from the lyrics that they occasionally come out to socialize. What the song doesn't tell you is that they also like to bone one another — at least, according to Euclid, Ohio woman Dianne Carlisle, who purports to have seen two spirits bumping uglies in her living room. "It looks like ghosts having sex in my living room!" she says of the above photo, which her four-year old granddaughter took while playing with her cell phone. "They are having sex, you can see the lady's high heeled shoes!" Read moreThis story is actually rather unusual. As discussed in my post Spectrophilia: Sex with Ghosts, stories about sex between spirits and humans are not new, but this is the first I've heard of someone claiming to have witnessed spirits having sex with each other.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Creating a familiar spirit is a more advanced technique for creating a spirit servant than I wrote about in my post Creat a Spirit Servant with Your Own Psychic Energy. A familiar spirit is more sentient and long-lasting that a psi-ball spirit servant and should be able to handle more complex tasks. However, creating a familiar spirit is not that much more complicated than creating a psi-ball spirit servant.
The first step is to decide on a name for the familiar spirit. You can use any name you like, but a name based on the familiar spirit's purpose seems to work best. Some examples of this type of name might be Moneybringer, Guardian, or Healall.
The first step is to decide on a name for the familiar spirit. You can use any name you like, but a name based on the familiar spirit's purpose seems to work best. Some examples of this type of name might be Moneybringer, Guardian, or Healall.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Stories persist of reptilian humanoids from a Hollow Earth.
Continuing our celebration of the month of “Crocktober,” there are a multitude of new creepy films and other entertainment out there, designed to chill the bones and raise the hairs of the faint-hearted (in a fun way). For many, the terrors that can achieve this sort of thing remain in the realm of sewn-together man-things like Frankenstein; or maybe your favorite ghouls are the blood-sucking boogers, most of which are far-less cordial and romantic than Edward and his Twilight ilk.
While I enjoy all of these creepy critters too, my personal favorite remedy for the Crocktober Creeps involves the subject of creatures from the depths of the underground realm. Books and films like The Descent take the notion of mankind’s greatest fears into the recesses of a hypothetical underworld which, in truth, provides a unique allegory for the eternal struggle between mankind and the influences of darkness… perhaps no place gets any darker than the Hollow Earth.
Taking a more Fortean angle to all this, for most of us the serious treatment of any idea that there might be humanoid monstrosities lurking within cavernous corridors beneath the Earth’s surface is little more than lunacy. In many regards, I have to agree that, while I enjoy the films and other fictional portrayals that delve into the depths of this subject, we cannot take very literally the idea that subterranean non-humans exist. And yet, from time to time, there are indeed reports that “surface” (pun intended) which seek to illustrate that this very sort of thing actually is more than mere fiction. Read more
Monday, October 31, 2011
Christian Hummel reveals the lost meaning Halloween and how it evolved from Samhain (pronounced sah-win) to All Hallow's Eve.
All Hallow's Eve, Hallow E'en, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Samhain. By whatever name it has been called, this special night preceding All Hallows day (November 1st) has been considered for centuries as one of the most magical nights of the year. A night of power, when the veil that separates our world from the Otherworld is at its thinnest.
As ubiquitous as Halloween celebrations are throughout the world, few of us know that the true origin of Halloween is a ceremony of honoring our ancestors and the day of the dead. A time when the veils between the worlds were thinner, and so many could "see" the other side of life. A time in the year when the spiritual and material worlds touched for a moment, and a greater potential exists for magical creation. Read more
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tales of spirit lovers go back to the earliest days of storytelling. As author Rosemary Ellen Guily says in the article, some encounters can be explained by psychology, but not all. I know that my own couldn't be. And psychic Patty Negri's claim that you can fend off such encounters by just saying no, is the advice of someone who obviously has no personal experience with the phenomenon. If that works, the whole encounter was imaginary in the first place.
Halloween is without question the best of all possible holidays…there’s no family BS, no gift guilt, just tricks, treats and terror. But let’s face it…trying to squeeze something sexy out of it is like trying to take candy from Rosemary’s Baby.
Sure, you’ve got vampires and the standard hot pirate / gladiator costumes but very few real, old-fashioned ghost and monster stories are turn-ons. My standards are notoriously low but even I’m not aroused by rotting zombie flesh, Nosferatu’s rat face or the slow hand of Freddy Krueger. Unless you’re jumping into someone’s arms while watching one of these movies, sexiness and spookiness don’t often mix.
Unless, of course, you are having actual sex with an actual ghost.
It’s called spectrophilia and some experts say it not only happens, but tales of it go back to the earliest days of storytelling. Read more
Friday, October 28, 2011
A YouTube video has surfaced claiming to debunk the flashlight phenomenon.
This is quite typical of the paranormal "debunking" I've read: It either doesn't debunk what actually happens on the show or outright lies about what happens. None of us outsiders can know whether the show's producers and participants are honest, of course, Assuming no chicanery, however, this explanation doesn't debunk the flashlight phenomenon. Furthermore, Sabrina Wu did an experiment to test whether the explanation was even plausible. Read about the outcome
... The host on the "Viper Paranormal" YouTube video offered another explanation. In the video, he said the flashlight turning on and off is basically a short circuit that occurs at random. He said that many ghosthunters unscrew the backs of their flashlights to the point where the flashlight is teetering between staying on or off, then set it down to ask questions. He compares the effect to lights flickering on and off in a home.This explanation would only satisfy the extremely gullible, or maybe someone who has never watched Ghost Hunters. On the show, the flashlight sits unlit and then slowly comes on in response to a question. Then it is turned off slowly at the request of an investigator. The flashlight does not flicker on and off.
"You're not getting enough voltage to that light and for a split second that light has no power. Well, it's the exact same thing with this flashlight. When this thing is unscrewed, it's teeter-tottering between having a connection. And basically you've got a short circuit, so sometimes this light's going to come on, and sometimes it's going to be off," said Mike St. Clair, the host of the Viper Paranormal YouTube series.
Theoretically, then, any vibration could cause the connection to be completed and the light to turn on.
This is quite typical of the paranormal "debunking" I've read: It either doesn't debunk what actually happens on the show or outright lies about what happens. None of us outsiders can know whether the show's producers and participants are honest, of course, Assuming no chicanery, however, this explanation doesn't debunk the flashlight phenomenon. Furthermore, Sabrina Wu did an experiment to test whether the explanation was even plausible. Read about the outcome
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The is a good example of why UFO investigators must thoroughly explore mundane explanations for events. Most UFOs are simply unidentified or misidentified.
People in Missouri have been scratching their heads this month over a rash of UFO sightings that has them wondering if it's alien visitors, small plane experimental flying teams, the B-2 stealth bomber or all of the above.
So far, eyewitnesses in the "Show Me" state have been entertained by aerial displays of lights or orbs in the night sky, with the majority of sightings centered around the Kansas City area.
"With all the sightings, we've had a description of a triangle-shaped craft with multicolored lights surrounding it," said Debbie Ziegelmeyer, state director for Missouri MUFON, a chapter of the International Mutual UFO Network.
"We have information that the nearby Whiteman Air Force Base, 50 miles east of Kansas City, is under a yellow alert with training mission activities of the B-2 stealth bombers around the area." Read more
Monday, October 24, 2011
TV host Anderson Cooper is spooked by his mother's mediumistic messages.
Gloria Vanderbilt has spooked her son and even a professional psychic by being 'contacted by Marilyn Monroe' - and has revealed that she believes she is psychic herself.
The actress, socialite, artist and mother of TV presenter Anderson Cooper, met with psychic John Edward who revealed that Monroe had something to tell the veteran star.
On the host's daily talk show, Anderson, Mr Cooper spoke about his and his mother's unnerving experiences of visiting the medium. Read more
Friday, October 21, 2011
Was it just a coincidence that the Air Force deleted a UFO section from a personnel manual just days after a Huffington Post inquiry about it.
The military deleted a passage about unidentified flying objects from a 2008 Air Force personnel manual just days after The Huffington Post asked Pentagon officials about the purpose of the UFO section.
Before the recent revisions, the document -- Air Force Instruction 10-206 -- advised pilots, radar operators and other Air Force personnel on what to do when they encountered any unknown airborne objects. Now in the 2011 version, the reference to UFOs -- which simply means "unidentified flying objects," not necessarily spaceships with little green men -- has been eliminated.
What makes this so intriguing is that the U.S. government officially stopped investigating UFOs in 1969 with the termination of the Air Force's Project Blue Book. Read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Exorcism is experiencing a renaissance in American Catholicism.
For more than a decade, Frank, a software consultant who lives near Silicon Valley, California, has been haunted by depression and rage. Searching for remedies to lift his dark mood, Frank, 52, tried pills, therapy, even channeling spirits. Nothing worked.
Three years ago, his wife handed him a book about demonic possession. Written by a former priest active in charismatic Catholic circles, the book presented scriptural arguments for the existence of demons and offered advice to questions such as “How do we know if an evil spirit is really present?” and “How do I pray for deliverance?” Desperate for relief, Frank decided, while he was jogging one night, to pray for deliverance.ed.
“If I had known what was going to happen, I would have picked a more private place,” Frank says. After reciting the recommended prayer, he doubled over, dry heaving, by the side of the road. His lungs felt like they were leaping out of his chest. Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011
Just in time for your Halloween travels, here's a list of the top 17 roads and highways in the world from Amog.
While summer has gone, that doesn’t mean that road trips have to as well. The fall is as good as anytime to jump in your car and just drive. However, if you’re looking for a road trip that involves something other than scenic drives of leaves changing colors, then in you’re in luck, or danger if you dare. Just in time for Halloween, here’s seventeen of the most haunted roads in the world. Read more
Friday, October 14, 2011
Are ghosts real? These twelve videos comprise some of the most convincing evidence yet gathered that the spirit world occasionally intermingles with our own.
"Real-life ghost stories"? OK, allow us to clarify. Ghosts may, in fact, not be real. Having said that, the following videos comprise some of the most convincing evidence yet gathered that the spirit world occasionally intermingles with our own. These famous or infamous ghostly encounters include hauntings of famous places, ghosts photographed in creepy haunted houses or cemeteries, curses and folklore, and more. Read more
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Some scientists are beginning to think outside the box and speculate that intelligent life could exist that is no longer matter-based. This is sure to infuriate paranormal "skeptics," whose worldview is based on the premise that the material universe is all that exists.
Much of the current thinking about advanced extraterrestrial life that may be a million to a billion years more advanced that the human species, depicts life forms that have evolved into intelligent AI-powered machines. Even Stephen Hawking has recently asked "Why isn't the Milky Way crawling with intelligent machines."
SETI chief astronomer, Seth Shostak says: "If you look at the timescales for the development of technology, at some point you invent radio and then you go on the air and then we have a chance of finding you," he told BBC News."But within a few hundred years of inventing radio - at least if we're any example - you invent thinking machines; we're probably going to do that in this century. So you've invented your successors and only for a few hundred years are you... a 'biological' intelligence."
But what if advanced super-intelligent life is no longer matter based? What id they exist at a higher level concept than matter. Are matter and information all there is? asks Paul Davies, physicist and astrobiologist at Arizona State University. Read more
Monday, October 10, 2011
Scientists say that they are 95 percent certain that they've found the Siberian Yeti.
Has it finally happened? Did scientists find real evidence of the existence of a hairy bipedal creature known as the Siberian Snowman or Siberian Yeti?
Researchers are claiming they are 95 percent sure that the fabled Russian version of the Abominable Snowman or Bigfoot lives in the Kemerovo region of Siberia. Read more
Friday, October 7, 2011
Many people look forward to the day that earth first contacts intelligent extraterrestrial life. A recent study by Penn State and NASA suggests that we should be careful what we wish for.
The probability that there is intelligent life somewhere other than earth increases as we discover more and more solar systems that seem capable of sustaining life. The thought that there might be extraterrestrial intelligences (ETI) somewhere out there excites us and has led to organized efforts to contact any such beings. We have sent space probes with data about us, and we transmit signals with a structured content (like symbols expressing mathematical formulae) to what we hope will be an intergalactic audience. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence project (SETI) is obviously based on the assumption that the possible benefits of contact with ETI outweigh the possible harms. But do they?
A recent study by researchers at Penn State and NASA provides a useful outline of the various ways that encounters with ETI could be beneficial, neutral or harmful to us. The study faces up to the most chilling possibilities: ETI might “eat us, enslave us, attack us,” inadvertently infect us with horrible diseases or just decide to eliminate us for the greater good of the universe. (Regarding this last point, the report is especially concerned that ETI might be at least metaphorically green and see us a threat to the universe’s ecology.) Read more
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
If you don't already have Halloween plans, why not book a stay at one of the top five haunted U.S. hotels?
If you're into things that go bump in the night, there is no better time of the year than Halloween to stay in a purportedly haunted hotel.
From television shows such as "Ghost Hunters" to talk shows that report ratings spikes on days they feature nationally known psychics, Americans are fascinated by ghosts.
Paranormal tourism not only gives traveling ghost hunters a chance for an encounter with something otherworldly, but ghost tours routinely provide a wealth of knowledge about the history of the town and establishment as well.
MainStreet took a look at five of the most haunted hotels in America and their spooky stories. If you want to stay in a haunted hotel, book soon because Halloween will sneak up on you like a... well, like a ghost.
Read on if you dare: Read more
Monday, October 3, 2011
A traditional witch's spell bottle is crafted for protection, (see my post How to Make a Witch's Bottle for Protection) However, this is an instructional video for crafting a prosperity spell bottle.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Mary Shelley had her idea for the novel Frankenstein in response to a challenge from Lord Byron to begin a ghost story. Scholars have accused her of fabricating how the story came to her, but astronomers have now confirmed her account.
Texas astronomers have used the light of the moon to highlight the hour of creation for Victor Frankenstein and his notorious monster – and defend the memory of their teenage creator, Mary Shelley.
The inspiration came in a waking dream between 2am and 3am on the morning of 16 June, 1816, during a stormy summer on Lake Geneva, they explain in the November issue of Sky and Telescope.
In the preface to the third edition of Frankenstein Shelley described a villa party: Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, herself and Byron's physician Polidori, and the famous challenge by Byron that each of them should begin a ghost story. She also described her repeated inability to come up with an idea until a moment of inspiration during a sleepless night in her dark room, behind closed shutters "with the moonlight struggling to get through". Read more
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The 800-year-old remains of a witch with seven nails driven through her jaw were discovered in Italian graveyard.
These are the 800 year old remains of what archaeologists believe was a witch from the Middle Ages after seven nails were found driven through her jaw bone.
The grim discovery was made during a dig on what is thought to be a 'witches graveyard' after another woman's skeleton was found surrounded by 17 dice - a game which women were forbidden from playing 800 years ago.
Experts say they believe the women are aged around 25 - 30 years old and were found buried in a simple shallow grave in the ground with no coffin or shroud. Read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
An Irish coroner ruled that a man's death was caused by spontaneous combustion.
West Galway coroner Dr Ciaran McLoughlin said it was the first time in 25 years of investigating deaths that he had recorded such a verdict.
Michael Faherty, 76, died at his home in Galway on 22 December 2010.
Deaths attributed by some to "spontaneous combustion" occur when a living human body is burned without an apparent external source of ignition.
Typically police or fire investigators find burned corpses but no burned furniture. Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2011
A man in the doorway of a hair salon. A voice on a static-filled phone. A 2:00 AM visit from a dying grandfather. They seemed real at the time; only later did those who experienced these "crisis apparitions" learn their loved ones were dead. Do loved ones bid farewell from beyond the grave?
Nina De Santo was about to close her New Jersey hair salon one winter's night when she saw him standing outside the shop's glass front door.
It was Michael. He was a soft-spoken customer who'd been going through a brutal patch in his life. His wife had divorced him after having an affair with his stepbrother, and he had lost custody of his boy and girl in the ensuing battle.
He was emotionally shattered, but De Santo had tried to help. She'd listened to his problems, given him pep talks, taken him out for drinks.
When De Santo opened the door that Saturday night, Michael was smiling.
"Nina, I can't stay long," he said, pausing in the doorway. "I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for everything."
They chatted a bit more before Michael left and De Santo went home. On Sunday she received a strange call from a salon employee. Michael's body had been found the previous morning -- at least nine hours before she talked to him at her shop. He had committed suicide.
If Michael was dead, who, or what, did she talk to that night? Read more
Thursday, September 22, 2011
It's a mystery as bizarre as it is disturbing: why have 165 people gone missing from cruise ships in recent years?
According to the U.S.-based International Cruise Victims Association, 165 people have gone missing at sea since 1995, with at least 13 this year alone — many of them from vessels popular with British holidaymakers.
Cruise ship holidays are enormously popular. According to the Passenger Shipping Association, 1.7 million cruises will be taken in Britain this year (many will be repeat cruises by the same holidaymakers). But what is happening to all these passengers who simply vanish while at sea, never to be seen again?
Are they the victims of a sinister crime wave? Have they had a mishap at sea and fallen overboard, or perhaps chosen to take their own lives?
The sad fact is that, in many cases, no one knows. And for the family and friends they left behind, that only compounds the heartache. Loved ones such as Ruth Halford and her children, who remain in limbo; bereft, baffled and unable to grieve. Read more
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Marilyn Monroe's ghost and other dead stars' ghosts are going to be summoned at Serendiptiy 3's celebrity séance.
If you had the chance to speak with Marilyn Monroe from beyond the grave, there are probably a lot of questions you'd want to ask, right?
Her stuffing recipe is probably not one of them. but that's the top of the wish list for Robin Byrd, a New York media personality who is best known outside the Big Apple for her role in the infamous porn film "Debbie Does Dallas."
And -- unlike most of us -- she may actually get the chance to ask Monroe the all-important stuffing question.
Byrd is one of the Big Apple bigwigs invited to participate in a celebrity seance being held at Serendipity 3, a popular New York-based ice cream parlor that, over its 57 years in business, has been patronized by famous folk such as Monroe, Clark Gable and Andy Warhol, who used to trade paintings for desserts. Read more
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Although Whitley Strieber said in August that relatively few UFO sighting are reported, Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) says that most states saw an August boom in UFO reports..
Reports of UFOs rose dramatically across the country over the past six weeks - although Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) International Director Clifford Clift says more data is needed over the next two months before any conclusion can be drawn.
The rise in MUFON reports - for some states - appears to have begun sometime in July 2011 and continued throughout August 2011 - and many states saw their average monthly report numbers double or triple (or more) in August. Read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Apparently, not all scientists nowadays are close-minded paper pushers. Astrophysicist Paul Davies of Arizona State thinks we may be able to discover intelligent alien life by scouring the earth for signs of extraterrestrial visitation. Has he been reading Erich von Däniken in his spare time?
If smart aliens exist, they may have visited Earth millions of years ago – and left signs of their technological prowess that should be cheap and easy for us to detect.
So says astrophysicist Paul Davies of Arizona State University in Tempe. Traditionally, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has focused on listening for deliberate dispatches in radio signals. But in 50 years of searching, this costly approach has drawn a blank.
So Davies suggests scouring our own planet, even our cells, on the off-chance that aliens visited and did what amounts to scrawling "We were here" on the walls. "We can answer the question 'Are we alone?' without picking up messages," he says. "We may see indirect evidence of alien technology based on the footprint it leaves." Read more
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Exeter incident was a UFO sighting that occurred on September 3, 1965 approximately 5 miles from Exeter, New Hampshire, in the neighboring community of Kensington. The Exeter incident remains listed as unexplained by the United States Air Force.
In the predawn hours of Sept. 3, 1965, Norman Muscarello was hitchhiking home, when a brightly lit 90-foot-wide object silently approached him from the sky, leaving him terrified.
At about the same time, a woman called the local police station in Exeter, N.H., to report that a large, silent craft with flashing lights had followed her car for over 10 miles before vanishing in the night.
Thus began a series of UFO sightings that evening that would forever change the New England town of 7,000 people. Read more
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Vadim Alexandrovich Chernobrov, a Russian engineer, claims that he has achieved the goal of a working time machine...
What person hasn't dreamed at least once of returning briefly to a favorite era in the past or seeing a real glimpse of a fantastic future hundreds, even thousands of years from today?
Despite a spate of articles claiming that travel to the past is flatly impossible, physicists like Stephen Hawking and others say it's not.
And now an engineer named Vadim Alexandrovich Chernobrov claims to have accomplished what others say cannot be done—he's built a working time machine.
At least that is his claim. And he says he's tested it and it works. But there are some limitations with its capabilities. Read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Aliens have been blamed for the freakish appearance of a pig born in the remote village of Santa Cruz El Chol in Guatemala
Residents of the South American village have decided that the pig's odd human-shaped head is the doing of visitors from outer space, after strange bright lights were spotted hovering in the sky on the night of its birth.
The poor pig, which is one of a litter of 11, has been described as looking like a cross between a human and something from the Alien movies.
Farmer Laureano Escobar Arias said: 'I was shocked - it was a really terrifying experience.
'It looked like some kind of alien creature.' Read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Daily Grail debunks the debunkers and exposes James Randi's million-dollar challenge for the hoax that it is.
Last week the James Randi Educational Foundation hit the publicity jackpot (Time, AOL, CBC, Gizmodo, Discovery) when it played a central part in a feature on ABC's Nightline dedicated to the topic of psychic powers, with Randi's famous million-dollar challenge being conducted on national TV (officiated by his trickster protege Steve Shaw, aka Banachek): Read more
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Are the cool UFO videos on the internet real. Tantric News thinks some of them "feel" pretty real.
We decided to follow up on our earlier article on UFO's, which focused on a new book written by an investigative journalist - "UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record" (Harmony Books / The Crown Publishing Group) by journalist Leslie Kean. The revelations in the book are actually quite astonishing. So we scoured the Internet for eye witness videos of purported UFO sitings. Now, are they real? The reality is that just about any kid with a copy of Adobe AfterEffects will be able to fake a UFO video. Nevertheless, some of the videos below "feel" pretty real... or at least, are masterfully directed to feel like the real thing. Read more
Saturday, August 20, 2011
An animal was trapped by hospital workers and then released. It may not be a chupacabra, but it's certainly a strange-looking animal.
Chain-smoking employees at Prince George's Hospital Center captured a hideous, hairless creature — a chupacabra, some say — in the woods where the exiled smokers congregate. And then, unbelievably, they let the rare specimen go, depriving it of years of torture at the hands of scientists.
They had spotted the animal — which has drawn comparisons to a deer, dog, rat, kangaroo, and fox — several times near the Cheverly hospital, and last Thursday decided to lure it into a cage with chicken and leftover Chinese food. They named it Prince Chupa, after the legendary chupacabra — Spanish for "goat sucker" — which probably doesn't exist, but would make the world a more exciting place if it did. Read more
Saturday, August 13, 2011
What happens when we die? Near-death survivors describe life on other side. It's important to remember that what NDE survivors are describing is the death experience, not the afterlife. They don't know anymore about that than anyone else.
It's one of life's biggest questions: What happens when you die?
An increasing number of near death experiences, or NDEs, are being reported thanks to advances in medical science and increased resuscitations of the dead.
And several survivors have come forward to share their glimpses of what they believe is a realm beyond this life. Read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011
We have to hope that hostile aliens haven't been watching our movies. Hollywood has taught potential invaders seven lessons on how NOT to conquer Earth.
The third rock from Sol is home to an unpleasant species of bipedal apes who are mostly fixated on destroying their planet and killing each other. They call themselves ‘humans’, and woe betide anyone who pays them a visit. It usually ends in explosions. These humans have fought extraterrestrial species of every imaginable kind in almost every imaginable scenario and, despite their horrendous failings, always seem to win. Why? Those they couldn't beat with raw brawn or heavy weaponry were overcome with cunning and terrible malice. So, possible visitors, here’s a list of some of the tactics they’ve employed so far. If you come in peace (which is probably a bad idea) you may wish to read this guide instead – but if conquest is your aim, here are some previous pitfalls. Read more
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
It won't take long to prove or disprove this claim: according to a new interpretation of the Third Secret of Fatima, the Vatican will be destroyed on August 17, 2011.
An extreme Marian organization behind the obscure Fatima Movement has claimed that, according to a new interpretation of the Third Secret of Fatima, the Vatican will be destroyed on August 17, 2011.
Their website, displaying cryptic symbols and end-of-time warnings, includes a countdown clock towards the Vatican impending doomsday.
According to their claim, the prediction is based on a new translation of the 1944 Vatican documentation of the the Three Secrets of Fatima. Read more
Sunday, August 7, 2011
A dead, white mammal with five claws, dark tufts of hair on its back, and long toenails has people talking in Minnesota.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials have been unable to identify a mystery carcass found in Douglas County with certainty, prompting further investigation.
The dead white mammal was spotted this week on a Douglas County road with five claws, dark tufts of hair on its back and head and long toenails.
Roadkill is nothing new for Minnesotans, but this curious creature got people talking. Read more
Friday, August 5, 2011
"Freaked out" BBC reporter Mike Sewell told millions of radio listeners of the moment he faced a UFO on his way to work. My prediction is that either Sewell will retract his story or the BBC will fire him.
It's a radio station known for irreverent chat, where current affairs and topical discussion reign supreme.
But Radio 5 Live took on a more otherworldly tone this morning when one of its own sports reporters claimed he had a close brush with a UFO.
'Freaked out' sports journalist Mike Sewell said he was left gobsmacked when he spotted a huge 'disc-shaped' aircraft hovering above the Hertfordshire countryside on his way to work in the early hours of the morning. Read more
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The discovery of a strange circular formation in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden has caused speculation that it might be a crashed UFO.
For now, it's an unidentified submerged object. But a strange circular formation deep below the Baltic Sea has sparked great excitement among UFO believers who think it might be a crashed flying saucer.
While searching for shipwrecks in the waters between Finland and Sweden on June 19, a Swedish team of nautical salvagers say they uncovered a "very strange anomaly" -- a round object about 60 feet across resting about 300 feet below sea level. Read more
Monday, August 1, 2011
A phenomenon known as remote viewing, which claims to use psychic powers to "see" what is invisible to the naked eye, may have an intriguing role to play in health care.
Three months ago, Twitter hosted its first scientific experiment and invited users to help demonstrate the existence of psychic powers. Professor Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire, recruited 7,000 volunteers via the social messaging service to investigate "remote viewing" (RV). A remote viewer is a gifted individual who claims to be able to "see" events in the past, present and future, and identifying distant locations.
The psychology professor, famed for his mass-participation experiments, which explore the curious science of everyday life, travelled to a mystery site in the UK, whereupon he sent a Tweet. Participants were asked to pinpoint his location by selecting it from a line-up of five photographs. As only 15 per cent of people correctly predicted Prof Wiseman's location – despite a 20 per cent probability – he pronounced RV to be a hoax.
Historically, however, governments have not been not so quick to condemn. During the Cold War, the American military spent $20 million (£12.2 million) on an RV project, conducting "psychic spying" missions against the Soviet Union for two decades. In 2001, the Ministry of Defence also investigated the potential of remote viewing, but the outcome is unknown. Read more
Friday, July 29, 2011
If you watching ghost hunting shows has inspired you to try ghost hunting yourself, Elsa Cook gives would-be ghost hunters seventeen practical tips.
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, these are some common sense ideas to remember in the pursuit of spirits. One thing I would add is to recite a prayer of protection before hunting for ghosts in the event you encounter an entity that is evil or harmful.
Ghosts are thought by some to…
…hurt you (rare but possible!)
…move at the speed of thought
…mess with your equipment
…speak to you through thought
…follow you home!
For the first-time ghost hunter, the excitement of being in the moment can sometimes cause lapses in common sense. Sometimes, a last minute decision to visit a cemetery late at night can end badly. Recall the school teacher in Tennessee who held a group of teens at gunpoint, believing them to be trespassing.
In fact, this relates to the number one rule: Read more
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Planet Voodoo conjured up this video showing how to make your very own New Orleans-style Voodoo Hoodoo doll. My post How to Make a Poppet explains how to make magical dolls, but I really like the method shown in this video.
Monday, July 25, 2011
The U.S. Army wants to allow soldiers to communicate just by thinking. The new science of synthetic telepathy could soon make that happen.
On a cold, blustery afternoon the week before Halloween, an assortment of spiritual mediums, animal communicators, and astrologists have set up tables in the concourse beneath the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York. The cavernous hall of shops that connects the buildings in this 98-acre complex is a popular venue for autumnal events: Oktoberfest, the Maple Harvest Festival, and today’s “Mystic Fair.”
Traffic is heavy as bureaucrats with ID badges dangling from their necks stroll by during their lunch breaks. Next to the Albany Paranormal Research Society table, a middle-aged woman is solemnly explaining the workings of an electromagnetic sensor that can, she asserts, detect the presence of ghosts. Nearby, a “clairvoyant” ushers a government worker in a suit into her canvas tent. A line has formed at the table of a popular tarot card reader.
Amid all the bustle and transparent hustles, few of the dabblers at the Mystic Fair are aware that there is a genuine mind reader in the building, sitting in an office several floors below the concourse. This mind reader is not able to pluck a childhood memory or the name of a loved one out of your head, at least not yet. But give him time. He is applying hard science to an aspiration that was once relegated to clairvoyants, and unlike his predecessors, he can point to some hard results. Read more
Friday, July 22, 2011
An anti-witchcraft unit, established in 2009, is charged with apprehending sorcerers and reversing the detrimental effects of their spells in Saudi Arabia.
When the severed head of a wolf wrapped in women's lingerie turned up near the city of Tabouk in northern Saudi Arabia this week, authorities knew they had another case of witchcraft on their hands, a capital offence in the ultra-conservative desert kingdom.
Agents of the country’s Anti-Witchcraft Unit were quickly dispatched and set about trying to break the spell that used the beast’s head.
Saudi Arabia takes witchcraft so seriously that it has banned the Harry Potter series by British writer J.K. Rowling, rife with tales of sorcery and magic. It set up the Anti-Witchcraft Unit in May 2009 and placed it under the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPV), Saudi Arabia's religious police. Read more
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The alleged sea serpent has a long neck, a horse-like head, large eyes and back bumps that stick out of the water.
A video from 2009 shows something mysterious moving across the surface of the sea that resembles an Alaskan version of the Loch Ness monster.
Some are claiming that the animal is a "Cadborosaurus," a type of reptile or lizard that got its name from Cadboro Bay, in British Columbia. They say that what's in the video is a sea serpent that dwells in the North Pacific and possibly other regions.
Accounts generally describe it as having a long neck, a horse-like head, large eyes, and back bumps that stick out of the water. Read more
Monday, July 18, 2011
A huge crop circle appeared in a field of wheat alongside Stonehenge on July 14, 2011.
Who built Stonehenge has long been the subject of debate among scholars.
But now the ancient site has offered up another conundrum - in the form of a giant crop circle.
This impressive 200ft design appeared within sight of the ancient monument yesterday.
And as ever the debate will rise as to who is responsible.
Some believe they are manmade, others that they are caused by earth's magnetic field. And there are a number who are convinced they are the work of extra-terrestrials
The ancient site is widely considered the most important prehistoric monument in Britain and is proving to be a hot spot for the phenomena this season. Read more
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Did a UFO cause a power failure at a nuclear missile base? Missile technicians claim UFO sightings coincided with an October power outage at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming.
When Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming lost control of 50 nuclear, inter-continental missiles last October, officials said a communication failure between the control centre and the weapons was to blame.
However, three missile technicians stationed at the base have raised fresh questions in the case, amid reports UFO sightings coincided with the incident.
UFO researcher Robert Hastings says eyewitnesses claim the interruption to the power supply also lasted much longer than the Air Force admits. Read more
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Did a retired wildlife biologist and his wife see a real chupacabra in Texas? He doesn't think so, but he apparently doesn't know what it was either. Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Don't resign yourself to chupacabra nightmares just yet. Even Jack Crabtree, the supplier of photos to The Facts, his local Texas paper, doesn't think that he witnessed a real chupacabra, or "The Bigfoot of Latin Culture," as dubbed by CNN during a previous chupacabra sighting.
According to a report by ABC News, the retired wildlife biologist and his wife Linda saw the slow-moving, hairless creature wandering by a creek at the back of their house on the Fourth of July. They took photos, and Crabtree sent them to the newspaper, jokingly calling it a Chupacabra. Read more
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
No one knows how much debris was picked up and kept by the first people to stumble upon the 1947 crash of a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico, but debris from the crash continues to be discovered. Frank Kimbler, a New Mexico high school geology teacher, found some pieces of debris and had them tested. He says the test proved that the debris was extraterrestrial.
A teacher at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell may have discovered the first scientific evidence of manufactured debris made on another planet. Furthermore, this debris was found near the location where pieces from an alleged flying saucer were discovered outside of Roswell in 1947.
Frank Kimbler teaches high school level Earth Sciences and college level Geology at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He says he has always had an interest in UFOs, and actually had his own unusual sighting in his twenties. So when he moved to Roswell, he decided to put his expertise to the test and take a shot at investigating the most famous UFO incident of all time, the crash at Roswell. Read more
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Here are a few of the principles and lore of working magic in Traditional Witchcraft and British folk magic, most of which have strong connections from Celtic lore and mythology. Most of these principles are common to magical traditions throughout the world.
Friday, July 8, 2011
The Nottinghamshire (UK) police released figures on the number of paranormal reports they have received over the past six years. Apparently, people are still accusing their neighbors of witchcraft across the pond. Witchcraft reports outnumbered ghosts and UFO reports put together by a wide margin.
Nottinghamshire Police received more than 80 reports of ghosts, witchcraft and UFO sightings in the last six years.
The force revealed there were 46 reports of witchcraft, three UFO sightings and 34 incidents involving ghosts.
Ch Insp Ted Antill said there were calls where officers did attend the scene of "ghost sightings".
He confirmed the UFO sightings were "exclusively" Chinese lanterns. Read more
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Simon Cowell and paula Abdul had a spooky stay at the Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
Someone call the Ghostbusters! Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul spent a night in a haunted hotel in Dallas. Judge L.A. Reid checked out the same day he checked in because he reportedly got "spooked out." Wimp!
The judges were to stay at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa while they filmed auditions for the US version of 'The X Factor.' However, they had no idea that creepy ghosts live in the walls of the hotel. Read more
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Are aliens becoming less camera shy? Several UFOs were filmed above the BBC building in London.
If UFOs are real and trying to get our attention perhaps they are getting a little more savvy about the way w e humans work.
A new video has emerged purporting to show 'a mothership and its fleet' zipping around in the clouds above a BBC building in West London.
Perhaps the group of intergalactic travellers was hoping for some coverage from Auntie. Read more
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
An apparition of entire city appeared over the Xin'an River in China.
Residents in a Chinese city have been stunned after a giant mirage of a 'ghost city' towered across the skyline.
The apparition appeared earlier this month after heavy rainfall and humid conditions along the Xin'an River in Huanshan City in East China.
Tall buildings, mountains and trees appeared to rise up through the ghostly mist that had descended over the river at dusk. There is usually nothing buy sky across the horizon. Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2011
How hard is it for a big animal to stay hidden in the woods?.Dale Hetzer tries to find out.
Imagine, if you will, an 8 foot giant hairy ape that weighs at least 500 pounds, has been known in ancient Native American folklore for centuries, and might possibly be the greatest cryptozoological enigma ever. It is known as Bigfoot, or Sasquatch north of the Canadian border, and it remains one of the true great mysteries of our time.
This creature roams the densest forests of the Pacific Northwest, is nocturnal, has a call that sounds like a baby crying, a woman screaming or unearthly howls unlike anything ever heard before, leaves footprints that a normal man could nearly fit two of his inside, and has been seen by virtually thousands of people. It has been filmed walking along a creek bank (and although controversial, has been authenticated by a number of research institutes as the real thing), has had hair and feces samples collected, has had voice analyzation done to it's calls only proving the sounds are coming from no known identified animal, and to top all of this off, the county of Skamania in the state of Washington, has a law on the books forbidding anyone from killing it! Yet orthodox science says that this beast cannot possibly exist because there has been no actual body to examine. However, if this was a civil trial to prove the existence of this subject before a court of law, a verdict of existence would have come forward without the jury ever leaving the room! How strange can this be?
The crux of all this is that the scientific community needs to have a dead body before it recognizes a new species of animal. This is a long held practice that goes back to the early days of scientific research, back when people, hundreds of years ago, were telling tales of all sorts of beasts, with nary a one of those ever having even a smidgen of reality connected to it. Regardless, everyone was sworn to be real and they were duly accepted as such. Gargoyles, griffins, mermaids, boogie men, all were fairy tales made up to either scare or be scared of. There were no genuine physical traces or evidence of any kind, nothing except hearsay and a will to believe. Needless to say, that is all that these creatures were then and now, hearsay. So science established age-old boundaries regarding the cataloging of animals, actual proof that could be felt and examined instead of pondered and imagined. There was only one absolutely sure way to do that, and that was with something that could be put on the dissecting table. A body. Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Everyone has some psychic abilities, but society conditions us to suppress them. Here are ten ways to develop your psychic abilities.
How often have you told a caller or someone you ran into, "I was just thinking about you!" Do you ever know who is on the phone before you answer it without looking at Caller ID? Do you often guess what someone is going to say next? Do you invariably wake up two minutes before the alarm goes off? Do your hunches ever come true?
Everyone has some psychic tendencies. We are all born with psychic abilities, but society conditions us to hide them. Our rational, logical left brain is encouraged at the expense of the intuitive right brain. Still, be assured there is nothing weird or strange about psychic abilities, and they can be yours again if you are willing to work for them. Read more
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Sasquatch, aka Bigfoot, is the subject of numerous sightings annually, and sometimes a video is made e to document the sighting. Listverse has the top 20 Bigfoot sightings on video.
One of the biggest mysteries in the world is the tale of Bigfoot and Sasquatch. Every year thousands of reports are made documenting experiences between people and large, hairy bipedal humanoids. These sightings occur all over the world. The creatures have many names, including Sasquatch, Yeti, Yowie, Yeren, Almas, Barmanou, Skunk Ape, Mande Barung, Ban-manush and Orang Pendek. In the last 25 years, a large number of organizations have been developed with the goal of scientifically proving the existence of Bigfoot. DNA hair samples, footprints, pictures and video evidence have been collected and examined in order to develop a profile of the creature. With the modern expansion of technology, the numbers of videos claiming to have captured Sasquatch are growing.
Many of the clips include short and often times shaky images. The creatures are always hiding from the camera. It appears that they are highly skilled at stealth activity. In many Bigfoot videos, the person with the camera doesn’t notice the Sasquatch until viewing the tape later. Another common type of clip shows a Bigfoot examining human activity, only to become frightened by a loud noise. The creature is then filmed running away. Sasquatch videos are always characterized by the figure watching the filmmaker. As we move into the 21st century, Internet buzz has been circulating around an upcoming Bigfoot documentary, and the possibility of proving the creatures existence. This article will focus on the top 20 unexplained Sasquatch videos. Read more
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Detectives said it was a tip from a psychic that led them to a home in Liberty County, Texas, searching for a mass grave that did not exist.
It was a bombshell tip that led to potentially the largest police investigation in the history of Liberty County, Texas: an informant said that dozens of bodies, some of them children, were buried in a mass grave outside a rural home. As law enforcement officials -- from local police to federal agents -- swarmed on the home, their every move followed closely by eager reporters, a small problem emerged. The tip had been called in by someone claiming to be a psychic and it turned out to be completely wrong. Read more
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Was the Japan earthquake and tsunami caused by the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)? Eric Dubay examines the evidence.
A huge 8.9 Richter scale earthquake rocked Tokyo today resulting in a giant tsunami causing incredible amounts of damage, injuries and deaths.
My first reaction was to check the University of Tokyo’s HAARP induction magnetometer to see if HAARP was fired up around the time of the quake. Sure enough, following a week of electromagnetic silence, HAARP was turned on at approximately 0:00 hours 9 March, 2011 UTC and has been going strong since. Here is the data for the last 36 hours: Read more
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Though it's known that exotic pets, such as vervet monkeys, are running wild in Florida, the existence of the Florida skunk is far from proven. Ron G Anselm discusses the likelihood that it really exists.
Many people probably have never heard of the Florida Skunk Ape. I know just the name itself sounds like the little black and white furry critter with the big, bushy tail that invades your camp site and makes you head for cover so you don`t get sprayed but that is not what the name refers to.
So, if the Florida Skunk Ape is not your everyday skunk you see in the outdoors, then what is it? If anyone has ever heard of Bigfoot and I believe many of us have, then this is the same species. As we all know the myth of Bigfoot has been looming around for many years. There have even been pictures and witnesses sightings of this large manlike ape but most of those sightings over the years have been in the Northwestern United States and the Continent of Canada not in Florida where we picture white sandy beaches and the sight of, well I won`t say it in so many words but you can use your imagination, nice looking girls wearing those skimpy bikinis playing volleyball. Read more
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Blogger Anthony Braglia has discovered Annie Jacobsen's anonymous source for the latest Roswell theory. His identity does not lend credibility to the story, nor does Annie Jacobsen's prior reporting. I wonder why this story is emerging now so long after the end of the Cold War, and is it by accident or design?
In Annie Jacobsen's new book, "Area 51," she reports than an anonymous source told her that the Roswell Incident was actually perpetrated by the Soviet Union in order to mislead US intelligence. According to Jacobsen, the source told her that deformed children created by Nazi scientist Dr. Joseph Mengele had been used in a craft of unexplained design that had been crashed near the Roswell Army Air Field for reasons that are not clearly explained in the book. Also unexplained is how the Soviets could have penetrated so deeply into American airspace with a small aircraft described. At the time, only the largest long-range bombers had sufficient range.
Ms. Jacobsen based her Roswell story on an "anonymous source," but UFO blogger Anthony Braglia was able to determine who he was and to interview him about why he would want to spread this story. Read more
Friday, May 27, 2011
Investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen presents a new theory of the Roswell incident in her book Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base: a UFO did crash at Roswell, but it wasn't from outer space.
The world famous Roswell "incident" was no UFO but rather a Russian spacecraft with "grotesque, child-size aviators" developed in human experiments by Nazi doctor and war criminal Josef Mengele, according to a theory floated by investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen.
Her book, "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base," is about the secretive Nevada base called Area 51. One chapter offers the new Roswell theory, citing an anonymous source who says Joseph Stalin recruited Mengele and sent the craft into U.S. air space in 1947 to spark public hysteria.
Like past theories, Jacobsen writes that the U.S. government was involved in a cover-up of the UFO report, which has spawned space alien legend and turned this southern New Mexico town into a tourist attraction. Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Instead of psychics or priests, a school is using feng shui masters to exorcise its ghosts.
A group of feng shui masters recently went to a primary school in Guangdong province to exorcise ghosts in visits that have given rise to much controversy among the public.
The masters, schooled in the ancient Chinese art of placement, were invited to use magic arts at the Central Primary School of Gaozhou city's Pingshan township to improve the school's fortunes following the violent deaths of two students in the past two years. Read more
Monday, May 23, 2011
Does mediumistic ability exist within the circle of your family and friends? Dr. W.D. Chesney tells how you may find it and put it to work.
The power of certain mediums to break through the veil and put us into communication with those we have loved and lost is unquestioned nowadays by many of us. I know it is possible to hold conversations with those who are living but invisible to our eyes—if certain conditions are supplied. And these conditions can be supplied.
Every reputable medium I have known has discovered his or her psychic gifts in home seances. Read more
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Al Qaeda train plot predicted by"psychic spies" in December 2009 has been confirmed by the captured Osama bin Laden files.
A plot to attack trains inside of the United States was predicted by a 'psychic spy' in December 2009. The prediction appears to have been confirmed today by US government sources who warned of a similar plot discovered among materials recovered from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
In late 2009, a well known English psychic, who had previously worked with British and American authorities, raised concerns that trains in Europe were about to be targeted by terrorists. An informal follow-up session by a second source indicated that trains in the United States might be targeted using "coffee can" explosives placed alongside rail road tracks.
In the original notes made by the source, the attack is said to "impact [by] massive derailment" using a remote-controlled improvised explosive device, or IED, placed "alongside tracks." Read more
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Can you really learn to be psychic? After testing 1,000 volunteers, a university psychologist concluded all humans actually have dormant psychic abilities.
The small room I’m sitting in suddenly feels rather full – not only are there 14 trainee psychics and a medium here, there’s apparently also a host of dead relatives trying to communicate with me.
The only problem is, I can’t hear them. Or see them. I don’t particularly want to but tonight I’m learning to harness my hidden psychic abilities – without much luck so far.
But we do all possess these spiritual powers according to a surprisingly scientific study by a university psychologist in New York. After testing 1,000 volunteers, Professor Daryl Bem concluded all humans actually have dormant psychic abilities. Read more
Thursday, April 21, 2011
An iPhone app for talking to the other side, with sharing tools, is available. for $2.99.
It reads abnormal electromagnetic fields, apparently, to detect paranormal phenomenon - now available right on your very own iPhone.
"It occurred to me that if EVPs [Electronic Voice Phenomenons] are caused by paranormal forces there are likely electromagnetic fluctuations occurring during these communications," said developer Ben Williams. Read more
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Was JFK assassinated because he wanted to reveal the truth about UFOs? A letter written by President John F. Kennedy to the head of the CIA in 1963, ten days before his assassination, demands to be shown highly confidential documents about UFOs.
An uncovered letter written by John F Kennedy to the head of the CIA shows that the president demanded to be shown highly confidential documents about UFOs 10 days before his assassination.
The secret memo is one of two letters written by JFK asking for information about the paranormal on November 12 1963, which have been released by the CIA for the first time.
Author William Lester said the CIA released the documents to him under the Freedom of Information Act after he made a request while researching his new book 'A Celebration of Freedom: JFK and the New Frontier.' Read more
Friday, April 15, 2011
Terrence Aym reveals the evidence that has been unearthed which confirms the Native American myths of red-haired giants.
Many Native American tribes from the Northeast and Southwest still relate the legends of the red-haired giants and how their ancestors fought terrible, protracted wars against the giants when they first encountered them in North America almost 15,000 years ago.
Others, like the Aztecs and Mayans recorded their encounters with a race of giants to the north when they ventured out on exploratory expeditions.
Who were these red-haired giants that history books have ignored? Their burial sites and remains have been discovered on almost every continent. Read more
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Scream 4 actress Neve Campbell has said her former house in Los Angeles was haunted and she used to see a woman who had been murdered in the home.
The 37-year-old told British Live magazine: 'I know that ghosts exist because I've seen one. A few years ago I moved into a haunted house in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, with some friends. It turned out that it was inhabited by the ghost of a woman who had been murdered there in 1991.' Read more
Monday, April 11, 2011
It's ironic that the U.S. government cover-up of the 1947 Roswell, New Mexico, crash may be undermined by that same government. In a 1950 memo posted online due to a Freedom of Information Act request, FBI agent Guy Hottel reveals that an Air Force investigator had stated that "three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico."
A bizarre memo that appears to prove that aliens did land in New Mexico prior to 1950 has been published by the FBI.
The bureau has made thousands of files available in a new online resource called The Vault.
Among them is a memo to the director from Guy Hottel, the special agent in charge of the Washington field office in 1950. Read more
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Freedom of Information Act requests have revealed that FBI agents sent an urgent memo to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in 1949 about a UFO sighting in Utah. Even more interesting, in 1950, Guy Hottel, the agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, sent a memo reporting that an Air Force source said that flying saucers had crashed near Roswell, N.M., and had been recovered.
On April 4, 1949, FBI agents in Utah sent a cable marked “urgent” to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. It said an Army guard at the Ogden Supply Depot, a Logan policeman and a Utah Highway Patrol officer in Mantua each saw from miles apart a UFO — which they said exploded over Utah.
Under the title “Flying Discs,” the cable said they “saw a silver colored object high up approaching the mountains at Sardine Canyon” that “appeared to explode in a rash of fire. Several residents at Trenton … [reported] seeing what appeared to be two aerial explosions followed by falling object.”
That and other documents show the FBI was investigating whether UFOs were real, and it figured they could be. Such documents are now available in “The Vault,” vault.fbi.gov, a revamped FBI website for documents that have been released through the Freedom of Information Act and have been recently or often requested. Read more
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Triangle UFOs are a type of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) generally described as enormous, silent, black triangular objects, hovering or slowly cruising at low altitudes over cities and highways, usually at night and making no attempt to evade detection. Triangle UFO cases are increasing nationally.
Triangle UFO cases are on the rise nationally this past month and California Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) investigators are piecing together their most credible reports as they search for a pattern, according to national reporting at MUFON and California MUFON State Section Director Steve R. Murillo.
The most recent triangle case is an April 7, 2011, report where the witness says a UFO was sighted three days in a row, with the most recent triangle sighting on April 6, in MUFON Case # 28577. Read more
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Whatever happened to America's psychic spies? As a matter of fact, they're still around and still doing remote viewing.
On the last day of June 2009, a 23-year-old US Army private, Bowe Bergdahl, carrying only a compass and a bottle of water, disappeared from his unit’s forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan.
Why and how he had done this wasn’t clear. But the risk that he would fall into the hands of the Taliban was obvious. As soon as his absence was discovered, senior US military officials at Bagram Airbase in Kabul sprang into action. They scoured the airwaves and the nearby terrain with the latest surveillance technology, sent out patrols to try to find Bergdahl, and even distributed leaflets to Afghans in the area, warning them to inform the army if they saw him.
And eventually, they called John Alexander.
Alexander was a retired army colonel, living in Las Vegas. In the 1980s, as a staff officer at the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), he had been one of the insiders in the Pentagon’s remote viewing programme. The programme had been shut down in the mid 1990s – largely for political reasons, some said – and its trained psychics had gone on to conventional assignments or into retirement. Now the military, out of other options, wanted to see if remote viewers could help.
It was not an official project, just an informal request. “They were saying, we’ve tried everything else, why not this?” recalled Alexander.
He agreed to do what he could. And, with some difficulty, he did arrange, via a third party, for several trained remote viewers to target the missing soldier. In accordance with the usual procedure, each viewer was told merely that there was a target of interest, and that he or she should provide whatever impressions came to mind.
The result? Read more
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Is the mythical yeti, also known as the abominable snowman, fact or fiction? Travel guide and explorer Gerry Moffat tried to find the answer.
The idea that there are real creatures roaming the earth as half man and half ape have long been considered a figment of the imagination. Across the Himalayas and in parts of the rugged wilderness of North America, Ketchum resident Gerry Moffat set out on an adventure to seek the truth behind the myth of the yeti, also known as the abominable snowman, and Bigfoot. Moffat's explorations and discoveries will be revealed in the premiere of the one-hour show "Hunt for the Abominable Snowman" on the National Geographic Channel on Monday, April 4, at 9 p.m. The show is part of the National Geographic Channel's Expedition Week. Read more