The U-Predict Blogtalk radio show is not like other tarot shows on the Internet. We do not read for callers, we read for society in general. Some listeners may not enjoy the fact that some weeks we end up talking about politics. However, the political discussions are a part of the show because politics at every level (family, office, and government) affect people’s lives on a daily basis. Because of the dysfunction currently in Washington DC, there was no way that you could have a prediction show for next year without politics being a large part of it. Because of the nature of U-Predict sometimes there is no way of proving our accuracy with actual events. However, in the last three days the predictions made by the reading room for 2014 have already started to unfold. Read more
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
What's going to happen in the coming year? Top psychics give predictions for 2014.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The Bigfoot phenomenon is nothing new, says Lon Strickler.
The Bigfoot saga has been around a long time...and there are hundreds of accounts to back it up. I have posted 3 newspaper reports describing Bigfoot from yesteryear:
Savage Attempts to Kidnap Women
McNairy County, Tennessee - April 13, 1871 -- "We learn that between Sobby and Crainsville on what is called Piney, in McNairy County, TN a strange and frightful savage has been observed for several weeks. Read more
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
If you watch the paranormal TV shows, capturing electronic voice phenomena (EVP) looks simple, but Lee Arnold says it's not as easy as it looks.
Capturing and analyzing electronic voice phenomena (EVP) is more involved than many amateur ghost hunters realize, and this lack of understanding results in shoddy results at best.
I have to admit, until I really began researching EVPs I fell into this crowd of amateur ghost hunters armed with a single recording device who never put enough thought into it to collect results that were worth a damn. Read more
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The subject of time travel has intrigued science-fiction writers from the time of H.G. Wells, but now scientists are suggesting that the concept is theoretically sound.
A closed timelike curve is a loop back in time (somewhat like the time portals in the Hollywood film Looper). That is, at certain "locations" in spacetime, there is a wormhole such that, if you jump in, you'll emerge at some point in the past. To the best of our knowledge, these time loops are not ruled out by the laws of physics.
Recent research of Todd Brun, Andreas Winter and I shows how a time traveler can copy quantum data at will, in violation of a fundamental principle of quantum mechanics often referred to as the "no quantum Xerox machine" theorem. The method involves looping a quantum particle back many times in the past and then reading out many copies of it in such a way that you don't disturb the past. Read more
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Most people have heard of parallel universes, but there are actually four possible types postulated by physicists.
In the last decade, parallel universes–a thought experiment once reserved for geeks on rainy (or sunny) weekends–has become something of buzzword, up there with dark matter and time travel in its capacity to captivate. It used to be that no one actually believed in parallel universes, they just thought it was cool to think about. Then something called string theory (or the ‘branes’) came around and pistol-whipped us with the notion of other dimensions wrapped into the fabric of our own reality. The shocks to the system didn’t stop and, in recent years, scientists have actually begun to look for physical evidence of the ‘multiverse’. Read more
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Wondering what happens after you die? Greg Taylor lists five phenomena which offer evidence for an afterlife.
In the modern age, the debate over the possibility that our consciousness might survive the physical death of our body is often reduced to a false dichotomy of science vs religion. As such, scientists sadly often ignore and ridicule reports of strange phenomena from those who have approached, and in some cases gone beyond, the threshold of death, even though such experiences have a profound effect upon those who undergo them. Do these phenomena offer evidence that we might live on in some way past the demise of our physical selves? Here’s a list of five areas, taken from the book Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife (Kindle/Paperback), which suggest that it might just be so: Read more
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Jason Offutt examines the possibility that Mark Twain dictated a novel from the Great Beyond.
Although Spiritualism is still around, it had its heyday from the mid-1800s to the early-1900s. The religion, which had nearly eight million members across the United States and Europe during that time, attracted members of the upper and middle classes, and with the use of séances and psychic mediums they talked with the spirits of the dead. Mediums Kate and Maggie Fox, Florence Cook, and Pearl Curran made worldwide headlines with their communications with the spirit world.
The Ouija board became a popular Spiritualist tool in the early 1900s, and mediums began to conjure up what they claimed were the thoughts of famous people long since departed. People like Mark Twain.
Samuel Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain, died in 1910. During the mid-to late-1800s, Twain’s novels, essays and short stories made him a worldwide celebrity. Through financial failures and personal tragedy, Twain, who in 1875 pecked out the first novel ever written on a typewriter, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” never stopped writing. Maybe even after death. Read more
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Houston anthropologist Dr. Semir Osmanagich reveals irrefutable proof that recorded history is wrong.
Houston anthropologist, Dr. Semir Osmanagich, founder of the Bosnian Archaeology Park, the most active archaeology site in the world, declares that irrefutable scientific evidence exists of ancient civilizations with advanced technology that leaves us no choice but to change our recorded history. An examination of the age of structures across the earth reveals conclusively that they were built by advanced civilizations from over 29,000 years ago. Read more
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A meteorologist offers an explanation for a ghostly figure caught on video damaging a police officer's car, but it seems that more than one car would have been damaged if his explanation is correct.
Connecticut police officers are convinced that their parking lot is haunted. Last month in Hartford, a ghostly figure was captured on video vandalizing an officer's personal car, NBC's Connecticut affiliate reported on November 6. Read more
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A collection of powerful photographs by Anthony Karen capture Vodou priestesses as they invoke spirits and perform sacrifices.
An enchanting collection of photographs has given a glimpse inside Haiti's Vodou faith - but it's not all animal sacrifice and evil spirits.
Anthony Karen said he felt compelled to travel to the Caribbean country after a documentary piqued his interest in its dark and mysterious rituals.
But once there, he discovered there are many misconceptions about the religion he now considers one of the most organic and natural forms of spirituality. Read more
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Jesuit scholars discuss the 1949 exorcism that inspired the novel and film The Exorcist.
Saint Louis University junior Zach Grummer-Strawn has never seen "The Exorcist," the 1973 horror film considered one of the finest examples of unadulterated cinematic terror. He's only vaguely familiar with the monthlong 1949 demon-purging ritual at his school on which the film and William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel were based.
But just in time for Halloween, Jesuit scholars have joined a whole new generation of horror buffs in St. Louis to recount the supernatural incident. The university hosted a panel discussion Tuesday on the exorcism, which involved the treatment of an unidentified suburban Washington, D.C., boy. About 500 people crammed into Pius XII Library, with some spilling into the library aisles, leaning against pillars or sitting on desks. Read more
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Are hardcore "skeptics" actually brain deficient? Their own beloved "hard science" might suggest that many are, says Thomas Sheridan.
We have all encountered them. The men and women of 'reason'. The self-appointed guardians and vanguards of materialist dogma along with their absolute faith and belief in official government and corporate press releases. The debunker, the hardcore skeptic—how they love to compulsively ridicule and mock all they deem 'pseudoscience' and 'conspiracy theory'—while also declaring anyone who thinks outside the box or questions the prevailing orthodoxy, a "moron" and a "tard". Matters not how solid the evidence you present them with is, nor how flimsy their own state-sanctioned 'hard science' which they smugly offer up as their rebuttal; they are driven by a messianic compulsion to root out unscientific 'idiots' with all the zeal and fanaticism similar to that of a Dominican or Jesuit charging through southern France in the twelfth century seeking out 'heretics' for the burning. Irony does not even come into their myopic worldview—unless of course a government, corporate or university press office states this. Then it becomes an undisputed fact. Thanks to the likes of Richard Dawkins and Christoper Hitchens, these Internet-bound warriors of rationality see 'Creationists' and 'hidden Christians' around every corner and seek to root them out and expose them as part and parcel of their own peculiar secular witch hunt mentality. Read more
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Paranormal Examiner discusses the top paranormal videos of 2013 so far.
So far this year there have been a lot of alleged paranormal encounters that were captured on video and then shared on the internet. One question is always wondered when photos and videos like these are presented. Are they real or fake? Read more
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Men in Black are a fascinating part of the UFO phenomenon. Gareth J. Medway has compiled a short catalog of MIB encounters.
The following list cannot be complete, but it does I think include all of the well-known cases, and many little-known ones. Obviously, nearly every entry should include the word ‘allegedly’ or ‘supposedly’, but I have generally omitted them as they would get too repetitive, though their presence should be assumed. References are to the particular editions of books that I have consulted – for clarification, John Keel’s Visitors from Space is the 1976 British edition of the work better known by its original title of The Mothman Prophecies. Suggestions for additions and amendments to this catalogue are welcome. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
Saturday, October 19, 2013
These ten people take eccentricity to another level: they claim to be monsters or aliens.
We all know that being human isn't easy, but being a mythical monster must really be challenging. Although the following people appear to look like human beings on the outside, they believe that they are really vampires, werewolves, or aliens. Some of them go about their lives peacefully, celebrating their uniqueness, but others turn dark and violent, blaming their crimes on their monster DNA. Read more
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Spring-heeled Jack is a legendary figure in British folklore, but he appeares in American folklore too.
In the night the world reveals its second nature and weird things stir and start to wander. Strange shapes hide in architectural and unlit dead zones. As has been done for centuries, darkness reawakens terrible presences in those places. Whether a hedge, fence or row of abandoned buildings, whether a narrow winding path in a distant past or the alienating cityscape of today, it is the territory of the scare. Such a fright is Spring-heeled Jack. He was born out of similar surroundings almost two centuries ago, and this article chronicles its presence in America. Read more
Monday, October 14, 2013
Albert Einstein referred to quantum entanglement as "spooky action at a distance." If quantum entanglement exists - and experiments seem to confirm that it does - what are the ramifications?
The following is a highly speculative article about possible future uses of quantum entanglement. If overwrought speculation bothers you, we recommend you not read it. On the other hand, if you like imagining the dazzling potentialities of quantum theory, godspeed you black emperor! Read more
Friday, October 11, 2013
Author Robert McLuhan takes a trip to Swansea in Wales, for the annual conference of the Society for Psychical Research, and hears from parapsychologists about where the field is heading.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Is some paranormal phenomena created by the human mind? The Philip Experiment suggests that it could be.
Many researchers of the paranormal (including myself) believe that some manifestations and poltergeist phenomena (objects flying through the air, doors slamming, etc.) are products of the human mind (tulpas or thought-form manifestation). To test that idea, a fascinating experiment was conducted in the early 1970s by the Toronto Society for Psychical Research (TSPR) to see if they could create a ghost. The idea was to assemble a group of people who would make up a completely fictional character and then, through séances, see if they could contact him, receive messages and other physical phenomena - perhaps even an apparition. Read more
Monday, October 7, 2013
If you're looking for a scare this Halloween season, Kami Garcia suggests visiting one of the top seven haunted places - just don't expect to see her there.
Lots of people like to go on ghost tours, especially around Halloween. Personally, I prefer un-ghost tours. Even though my new novel, "Unbreakable," follows a secret society of ghost hunters, I would never hang out in a haunted place. Did I mention that I'm superstitious and I believe in ghosts? However, I do enjoy researching and writing about them--the creepier the better. I even braved standing outside of Lilburn Mansion, one of the real haunted locations in "Unbreakable," to film a video about the book (which you can watch here). While you probably won't catch me near any other places that could end up on "Ghost Hunters" any time soon, feel free to create your own cross-country ghost tour by checking out my Top 7 Haunted Places. Just don't expect me to join you. Read more
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
A map of 92 years worth of Bigfoot sightings provides some interesting insights, according to Joshua Stevens.
Every now and then a dataset comes along that just has to be mapped. This is one of those times.
Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Skookum. Yahoo. Whatever you call it, the towering man-like ape is a folklore staple. From stories of Yeti in the Himalayas to Wildmen in the Pacific Northwest, people have been talking about and trying to find the creature for ages. Occasionally, some form of evidence – like Patterson’s famous 1967 film – emerges and either feeds our fascination or gets dismissed as a hoax. In either case, it’s easy to see why believers search for proof and skeptics remain doubtful.
Through archival work and reports submitted directly to their website, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization has amassed a database of thousands of sasquatch sightings. Each report is geocoded and timestamped. Occasionally, even photos and videos of the alleged evidence are included. I’m not quite sure how I stumbled across this, but I’m glad I did.
After crawling the data and converting it to a more convenient format, I mapped and graphed all 3,313 sightings that were reported from 1921 to 2013: Read more
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Stories of djinn or genie have been around for thousands of years, says Martha Decker, but are they real or folklore?
Djinn or Genie are they real or folklore? Do they come from the paranormal world or another dimension? Djinn have been around through religion and folklore for thousands of years. Most Americans often think of I Dream of Jeanie when they think of the Djinn or the genie that grants three wishes. They are mentioned in Islam, the Bible and other religious books. Read more
Monday, September 16, 2013
The saying that there's no such thing as bad publicity doesn't apply to the paranormal field. A lot of people have made a negative impact on the paranormal hobby in 2013, says John Albrecht, Jr.
So far this year there have been a lot of people that have made a negative impact on the paranormal hobby. This year we've pretty much seen it all, from thieving paranormal investigators, to a ghost hunting murderer, to spirit seeking meth makers, and even a ghost busting rapist. Read more
Friday, September 13, 2013
Matthew Harrell of Leake County, Miss., shot a strange creature that he believes may be a chupacabra. The authorities' explanation is so ridiculous that it's insulting. It's like calling a UFO swamp gas or the planet Venus.
A Mississippi man shot a strange creature he believes to be a chubacabra -- a legendary creature that most experts believe to be nothing but a myth. Watch video
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Once you have obtained your ghost audio, the next step is to analyze it.
If you are very careful to know your equipment and conduct your sessions, the ultimate step of a paranormal investigation is analysis. Many ‘hunters’ listen back to recordings on site; while this can be useful in directing a session, be sure to go back and analyze later anyway.
While I realize that not everyone can use a professional audio or video software like ProTools or FinalCut Pro, these are the gold standard for digitizing audio and video. Be sure to read the manual and any online forums for the sound or video programs you use to see what kind of quirks they might have, and what their limitations might be. Read more
Monday, September 9, 2013
Cryptids includes not only unknown species, but super-sized versions of known species, says Christy Gordon. Any of these five of these would be at least as scary as Bigfoot.
Though cryptids like atmospheric beasts and sheepsquatch are fantastical creatures unlike any known animals, some cryptids are merely super-sized versions of existing species. Name an animal or insect and chances are good that someone, somewhere (or several people in numerous locations) claim enormous versions of the creature exist. With that in mind, here are five giant cryptids from around the world. Which do you find the most terrifying? Read more
Friday, September 6, 2013
A psychic has been accused of hiding a man in an attic to make knocking noises on the ceiling during a hotel “ghost tour."
A British psychic who claims he can speak to the dead is accused of planting fake spirits during a ghost hunt. Chris Date, who prefers to be called "Knight Guider," hosted a ghost tour on Friday at the (allegedly) haunted Halfway Hotel in Llanelli, South Wales. Read more
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
If you want to try your hand at ghost hunting, The Ghost Diaries explains how to record ghost audio or electronic voice phenomena the right way.
So how can you be sure what you are hearing is actually paranormal?
First, and I cannot emphasize this enough, TAG YOUR AUDIO in all your EVP sessions. If your stomach growls, say that. If you hear someone next to you move, say so. Of course if you yawn, or sigh, or whisper to yourself, be aware enough of all these things in yourself and your fellow researchers and say something on the tape. It is hard to do this when you are nervous, but it can also help you focus and not become flustered by your own nerves.
Be sure your EVP sessions are isolated from outside noise as much as possible – this may be difficult with other researchers or stray noise from an active urban environment, so be extra careful to tag car sounds, voices, weather changes, whatever. Read more
Friday, August 30, 2013
Maybe governments are right to cover up the truth about UFOs.
When it comes to media, the line between truth and fiction is sometimes hazier than the Milky Way. Just ask Star 94.9, the Alabama radio station that aired a mock warning of an extra-terrestrial invasion on Aug. 27 and subsequently sent the town of Tuscumbia into a spiral of panic about an impending bomb attack.
It was all a misunderstanding, or perhaps an initial miscalculation by the local Schols Radio Group's station, according to the Times Daily. The broadcast's joke about aliens taking over the station was only meant to publicize a programming change.
But Star 94.9 got more of a promotional boost than they had bargained for when residents took the aliens' threats seriously. Read more
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A ghost hunter convinced a woman her vagina was haunted and charged her $3250 to exorcise the ghosts with his penis.
A man was recently arrested in China after he claimed that he could get rid of ghosts from a young woman's vagina with his penis. The paranormal enthusiast allegedly charged $3250 to perform the sexorcism the Huffington Post reported today. Read more
Monday, August 26, 2013
Nick Redfern says assuming that flying triangles are just "secret aircraft" is a mistake.
I recently had an interesting debate with a fellow researcher of the UFO phenomenon, on the topic of that one particular type of UFO that has become known as the “Flying Triangle.” When the conversation got going, it didn’t take long before I was assured that (in words broadly like the following): “They’re just military aircraft, and still classified. But one day they will be unveiled for us all to see – just like what happened with the Stealth fighter and the Stealth bomber.” Read more
Friday, August 23, 2013
An unidentified 13ft-long sea monster with horns washed up on beach in Spain and has marine biologists stumped.
With its horns, long white body and slithery form, it looks like a mythical beast
But this four-metre long horned creature is only too real - as the stench from its decomposing flesh proved.
The mysterious sea creature was washed ashore in Villaricos, Spain - and tests are being done on the carcass to determine what it is. Read more
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Newly released UFO files from the National Archives show that the UK’s most fascinating sighting remains the Rendlesham Forest incident, in 1980, when U.S. servicemen reported encounters with aliens.
Dr David Clarke, who has analysed all the documents, said it was topic that recurred far more than any other in the files.
He said that “almost half” of all UFO correspondence directed at defence officials, relates to request for information, or “tip-offs” about the 33-year-old incident. Read more
Monday, August 19, 2013
Declassified CIA documents reveal the location of Area 51.
UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA's clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.
The recently declassified documents have set the tinfoil-hat crowd abuzz, though there's no mention in the papers of UFO crashes, black-eyed extraterrestrials or staged moon landings.
Audrey Hewins, an Oxford, Maine, woman who runs a support group for people like her who believe they have been contacted by extraterrestrials, said she suspects the CIA is moving closer to disclosing there are space aliens on Earth. Read more
Friday, August 16, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Lately, several dogmatic materialists, aka skeptics, have had some "skepticism being applied to their own actions and pronouncements, and a number of them are being revealed for the pretenders they are." (Lots of informative links at the end for those who are unaware of what frauds some of these "skeptics" are.)
For many years on this site I've critiqued the demagogic tendencies of a number of the 'leaders' of the modern skeptical movement (see the bottom of this post for some links). I've often faced resistance (and sometimes hostility) from card-carrying skeptics for pointing out the foibles of these so-called champions of science, and the dangers of having such people as figureheads of a movement dedicated to truth and reason - but I had no inkling that in the space of just a few short years the reputations of a number of them would begin coming undone at their own hands. Read more
Friday, August 9, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Electronic interference has long been a feature of UFO and ghost sightings, but is it also part of the Bigfoot phenomenon? If it is, what does that tell us about what Bigfoot actually is?
In the latter part of 2002 and early 2003, British monster-hunter Jon Downes recalls that, with respect to both him and the staff of his Center for Fortean Zoology, “…there occurred a huge ‘flap’ of Big Hairy Men (BHM) sightings throughout the British Isles that we could not afford to ignore and that required our immediate attention. Indeed, such was the scale of this extraordinary wave of encounters that, even as we made firm plans for an expedition in March, a handful of new sightings of large, man-beasts from the Bolam Lake area of Northumberland, England, arrived in our e-mail In-Box in January that prompted us to undertake an immediate study of the evidence.” Read more
Monday, August 5, 2013
Strange lights in the sky have been spotted in several locations across the U.S.
Mysterious lights that appeared in the skies over Arizona and Missouri July 27 have people buzzing across America, now that videos have been posted on YouTube.
The lights appear to be floating in formation over Tucson, Ariz., and Kansas City, Mo., with witnesses indicating they were silent. Read more
Friday, August 2, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Seven people connected to the discovery of Oetzi the Iceman have now died - within a year.
The seventh person connected to the discovery of a prehistoric man found in the Alps has died, adding to the legend of a curse behind the ancient warrior.
That a 63-year-old man should die of natural causes would normally raise few eyebrows. But when that man was a scientist connected to the discovery of a 5,300-year-old frozen corpse known as Oetzi the Iceman -- and the seventh such person to die within a year -- talk about a curse is inevitable. Read more
Monday, July 29, 2013
Why do some people only have bad luck? Is it in their stars, or is there another explanation?
Most of us probably are familiar with Job, the Biblical character whose faith was deliberately tested with misfortunes.
First, marauders stole his oxen and donkeys, and killed his servants. Then, a wind swept in and collapsed his house, killing his sons and daughters. If that wasn’t enough, he then was afflicted with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.
Things got so bad for Job that at one point, he even cursed the day of his birth. “Sighing has become my daily food,” he wailed. “My groans pour out like water.”
Job had it pretty rough, but he hasn’t been the only one. Plenty of others throughout history have been plagued by successive calamities. Read more
Friday, July 26, 2013
After more than a decade of research, author Lee Brickley claims to have solved the mystery of the Pig Man.
Deep in the woods of Cannock Chase, England, where sunlight doesn't venture and animals don't frolic, there is one creature that roams: The Pig-Man.
In a town also known for its frequent werewolf sightings, Cannock Chase has a long history of eerie happenings, according to the BBC. As early as the 1940s, the Pig-Man -- a half-human, half-swine, and full terror of a creature -- has allegedly been seen by those brave (or perhaps dumb) enough to venture into the woods. Witnesses recall a human body in tattered clothes, a distorted face, an unmistakable snout and the shrill squealing of the Pig-Man heard miles away.
And now one man has reportedly solved the mystery of the nightmarish Pig-Man. Read more
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The footage in this video was submitted to Legends Beware on July 12, 2013. The cameraman claims to have been five miles north of Blue Ridge, Georgia, when he captured the footage.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Physicist Eric Davis explains why scientists won't discuss their UFO interests.
For a very long time, the scientific community has been wary of studying UFOs, and the scientists themselves hesitate to talk about their beliefs of unexplained aerial phenomena.
But that attitude is changing, and many scientists are joining the discussion without fear of ridicule.
"UFOs are real phenomena. They are artificial objects under intelligent control. They're definitely the craft of a supremely advanced technology," says physicist Eric Davis, a researcher of light-speed travel. Read more
Friday, July 19, 2013
Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell says the government UFO cover-up must end.
On Feb. 5, 1971, Edgar Mitchell became the sixth of only 12 men to step on the moon. Of that elite dozen, which included Buzz Aldrin and the late Neil Armstrong 44 years ago this week, Mitchell is the only one to go on record about his controversial belief in extraterrestrial UFOs -- and of a possible government cover-up. Read more
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Former New York Knicks player Baron Davis told the hosts of "The Champs Podcast" that he made a visit to a flying saucer while driving through the desert from Las Vegas to L.A.
It was a close encounter of the hoops kind.
Former Knicks player Baron Davis says he was “actually abducted by aliens.”
The basket-case baller told the hosts of “The Champs Podcast” that he crossed into his own personal twilight zone while driving “like two weeks ago.” Read more
Monday, July 15, 2013
A paranormal investigator defines the four basic types of hauntings.
Movies, TV and even books can make you forget your rational thought when confronted with something you cannot readily explain. We always recommend trying to find the causes to things you may hear or see before considering a place to be haunted. If after investigating you cannot explain things still, here is a quick reference guide for the classifications of a haunting. Note: We do not recommend doing paranormal investigations on your own residence unless you know what you're doing. You can mistakenly and unknowingly make things a lot worse. Read more
Friday, July 12, 2013
Veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum claims that Bigfoot is a human-ape hybrid.
Bigfoot is real. At least that's what veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum claims after a five-year study of more than 100 DNA samples that she believes comes from the elusive hairy beast.
Under Ketchum's direction at DNA Diagnostics in Nacogdoches, Texas, a team of researchers has concluded that the creature may be a human relative that somehow developed around 15,000 years ago as a result of a hybrid cross between Homo sapiens with an unknown primate. Read more
Friday, July 5, 2013
Ever so often a scientist pops up to offer a "scientific" explanation for a paranormal phenomenon - that doesn't actually address the phenomenon. This seems to be one of those since Loch Ness Monster sightings are not just of "bubbles" but of a large creature.
Legendary beast, or harmless geological activity? That is the question raised after a scientist's surprising theory about the Loch Ness Monster resurfaced recently.
Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi first floated his theory in 2001, telling a meeting of colleagues organized by the Geological Society of London and the Geological Society of America that seismic activity may underlie the majority of supposed monster sightings around the Scottish lake from which the fabled creature takes its name. Read more
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Should all orbs be dismissed as dust particles or insects? What if investigators are missing out on a great opportunity to examine something that may be possibly be of paranormal origin?
It was not too long ago the status quo was that orbs in pictures were of paranormal origin. Stances changed considerably since then when the normal culprits of orb pictures became known, causing believing in orbs to be faux pas.
With debunkers eagerly patting themselves on the back and smirking contemptuously at those who still believed, they fell into the common trap that ensnares many a bloated head: dealing in absolutes when it comes to the paranormal. And it would be quite foolish indeed to believe that all orbs in pictures are explainable when dealing with a "field" in which there are too many variables and unknowns.
That is after all, a fair definition of the paranormal. Read more
Monday, July 1, 2013
Were the Phoenix Lights a test by some advanced civilization to see if ours is ready to accept the disclosure and revelation of their existence?
Featured in multiple documentaries, the Phoenix lights of 1997 are widely known and renowned as one of the most witnessed UFO events. To this day, there is no sound explanation for what occurred, and it seems like it will stay that way considering how much time has passed and attention lost. The official explanation from military and government authorities was that the lights were test flares being dropped during a military drill.
Nonetheless, the details are not as important to this article as is the following. If one were to accept for a moment the hypothetical scenario in which the massive aircraft was of extraterrestrial origin and did in fact fly as low and as far as it did with so many witnesses watching; what would be the motive? Read more
Friday, June 28, 2013
A video taken by a motorist in South Texas strongly suggest that the chupacrabra is an unknown species.
A video taken by a motorist in South Texas reveals that the gait, tail, rear hips and nose of an unknown creature that is becoming more common to the area probably isn't a coyote. Previously, many biologists had assumed that the creature was a coyote with a disease called sarcoptic mange (scabies), but this animal does not move like a coyote and its long nose and gait are not consistent with the changes seen in coyotes with the disease. Read more
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Ronald Reagan was one of the few U.S. presidents with a known interest in the occult and paranormal. Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation reveals the details.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan had a keen interest in numerology and horoscopes. Less known is that a certain scholar of occult philosophy had a lifelong influence on the 40th president of the United States. In 2010, Mitch Horowitz, then the editor-in-chief of Tarcher/Penguin published Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation which reveals the details: Read more
Monday, June 24, 2013
The U.K. National Archives has released the last of its UFO files, including a photo taken of a possible UFO over Stonehenge.
A photograph taken of a possible UFO over the prehistoric monument known as Stonehenge (see image above) is among the 25 files of 4,400 pages of UFO files just released by the U.K. National Archives.
Of the total amount of the U.K. X-Files that have been periodically released since 2008 -- about 50,000 pages from 209 files -- this final batch of files covers the work of the Ministry of Defense's UFO desk from 2007 to November 2009.
The files have been divided into different sections: Read more
Friday, June 21, 2013
The publisher of the Daily Mail has agreed to pay "substantial" damages to psychic Sally Morgan after an article suggested she had "perpetrated a scam" on a theater audience.
Associated Newspapers has apologised to Sally Morgan and also agreed to pay her legal costs, the High Court was told.
Mr Justice Tugendhat heard Mrs Morgan was a psychic who had become well-known through TV and theatre appearances.
A statement on Mrs Morgan's website revealed the payout had been £125,000. Read more
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A new documentary claims that psychic Uri Geller was involved in global espionage, and that after 9/11 he was "reactivated" as a pyschic spy.
We may know him for spoon bending antics and for his lengthy friendship with pop star Michael Jackson but showbiz psychic Uri Geller has seemingly had a lengthy second career as a secret agent for Mossad and the CIA, albeit one that was more Austin Powers than James Bond. Read more
Friday, June 14, 2013
Nick Redfern answers questions about the cases in his new book Monster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals/
Great to have Nick Redfern with us again at Examiner. I've lost count of how many times we have been fortunate enough for him to be here with us. His new book, "Monster Files: A Look Inside Government Secrets and Classified Documents on Bizarre Creatures and Extraordinary Animals" is a gem indeed. Let us delve into its confines through the wit of Nick in this interview. Read more
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A real wizard explains what divination is and why it works.
When you next roll a pair of dice, turn a Tarot card, play the lottery or read the I Chiing, consider this: How do you know that the game in question isn’t rigged?
Divination systems work by simply removing the element of the seeker’s consciousness from the equation. We are presented with a randomized collection of symbolic data instead of suppositions, decisions, hopes, fears and other distractions. By eliminating expectation, we awaken the unconscious factors. These will vary based upon the individual, and it is useful to learn about the ancient systems of personality categorization. More modern systems like the DSM-IV-TR and related psychologically-based arrangements are heavily loaded with judgment and bias. The elder arts are human in origin and will have similar faults. Understanding a multitude of these systems is essential to the successful diviner Read more
Friday, June 7, 2013
What convinced Ivy League-educated Dr. Brian Weiss to believe in the afterlife?
Past lives, the afterlife, channeling messages from beyond the grave -- some people call it fascinating, others call it frightening. And then there are the many skeptics who call it pure fiction. Dr. Brian Weiss, an Ivy League-educated psychiatrist, used to describe himself as one of those skeptics. But Weiss' views completely changed in 1980 when he met a patient he calls Catherine. Read more
There are four basic nutritional supplements that will help almost everyone enjoy better health, says Margaret Durst.
Just the basics of nutrition are a concern to many. I find that some very basic nutritional supplements help almost everybody.
A good multivitamin is the first basic. What makes a multivitamin good is the quality of the contents along with the technology used to encapsulate or tablet the contents.
The better vitamins do not have pharmaceutical glaze, artificial coloring, several kinds of cellulose, nor do they contain synthetic vitamins such as synthetic E or dl-alpha tocopherol. Read your labels. Read more
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Millions of dollars have been handed out to researchers investigating human immortality.
Research projects investigating the near-death experience and the 'life review' component of the NDE are among the first recipients of funding from The Immortality Project at the University of California, Riverside, selected from among 75 proposals. The Immortality Project was established at UC Riverside in 2012 with a $5 million, three-year grant from the John Templeton Foundation to undertake a rigorous examination of a wide range of issues related to immortality.
The funded proposals include: Read more
Monday, June 3, 2013
A "wormhole" vortex was reported to a street-fixing website by a concerned resident in Brighton, UK.
Either someone in Brighton, U.K., has been watching too much Doctor Who or the city has a serious wormhole problem.
A concerned resident recently reported that a “wormhole or vortex” had opened up on Montreal Road -- a "portal to other times, places and dimensions," the Argus reported. Read more
Friday, May 31, 2013
Is this the first scientific evidence of the Universal Mind that metaphysics has talked about for centuries?
Here is a story worth sharing. We often speak of the universe being a reflection of ourselves, and point to how the eye, veins, and brain cells mirror visual phenomenon in the universe. As above so below right? Well check this out. How about the idea that the universe is a giant brain? The idea of the universe as a ‘giant brain’ has been proposed by scientists and science fiction writers for decades, but now physicists say there may be some evidence that it’s actually true (in a sense). Read more
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Although some physicists have speculated about the possible existence of parallel universes, many if not most scientists are doubtful about their reality. However, Rob Schwerz offers four weird "clues" that parallel universes exist.
The scientific possibility of parallel universes first arrived with Hugh Everett III’s Relative State Formulation in 1957. Not long after, Bryce Seligman DeWitt renamed Everett’s theory and introduced it to the masses, bringing us the popular term Many-worlds Interpretation.
But there are others, each attempting to solve the quantum measurement problem and, in this case, Everett’s formulation. These include the Many-minds interpretation and, my personal favorite, Many-histories.
Interpretations of interpretations, yeah. It’s very messy.
But for now, any thoughts of dimension-hopping adventures and parallel universes are relegated to science fiction. It’s just not possible.
Or is it?
Well, probably not. But let’s ignore the science for a moment and take a quick look at some of the weirder “clues” that maybe, just maybe, we’re living in one of many worlds. Read more
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Jason Offutt examines several strange cases of missing time, including his own.
This event occurred to me at least twelve years ago, and I still don’t know what happened.
Driving home from a Friday night shift at the newspaper, my car’s cruise control set on 55 mph, I drove by a road sign I’ve driven by hundreds of times. It reads, “Orrick: 5 Miles.” Just as I went by, the Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter” came on the radio.
Perfect. I lived in Orrick, Missouri, at the time, and “Gimme Shelter” was not only my favorite Rolling Stones tune, it was also four minutes, thirty-seven seconds long, which would last me all the way home.
Then my drive fell out of reality. Read more
Friday, May 17, 2013
Witches are banned from flying their broomsticks above 150 meters in Swaziland.
It has been a long time since witches were burnt at the stake in Europe but the accusation remains a serious one in the landlocked African country.
Anyone caught flying their broomstick above the height limit faces arrest and a hefty R500,000 fine, the country’s civil aviation authorities said this week. Read more
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lee Stickler has posted an interesting narrative he received about the Florida skunk ape.
I received this interesting narrative today:
Hello - I live in Florida and although I've traveled a bit I always felt this is home. My family is originally from NYC but we've lived here for quite a number of years. I was young and was living with somebody in a trailer out in a horse pasture. There was a campground (Myakka near Sarasota) just on the other side of the pasture, and we had made friends with the people who ran it. It was late summer and a bunch of the campers got together because they would be leaving soon going back home, so a bonfire was being held that evening. There was a trail that led into the campground from where the trailer was, and everyone had gathered at our trailer for a farewell BBQ, then moving down to the campground after for the bonfire. Read more
Friday, May 10, 2013
Those who live by publicity, die by publicity. I seriously doubt that this is a "watershed moment in how Americans view psychics," but Sylvia Browne's reputation is taking a well-deserved hit.
Celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne is doing damage control over a prediction made nearly 10 years ago claiming Ohio kidnapping victim Amanda Berry was dead, but her actions may represent a watershed moment in how Americans view psychics. Read more
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
La Toya Jackson says that her childhood home in Enclino, California, is haunted by her late brother Michael Jackson.
La Toya Jackson believes that her childhood home is haunted by her brother Michael Jackson. She was on Good Day New York last week talking about her family's experiences with her late brother's ghost.
The Jackson family moved to the Encino home in 1969 when the Jackson 5 signed onto Motown Records. La Toya's mother lives in the home with Michael's children, Paris, Blanket, and Prince. Michael lived in the house until 1988 when he moved into the Neverland Ranch. Read more
Monday, April 29, 2013
Clairvoyant channeler Cathee Courter, a psychic medium for over two decades, teaches how to channel spirit guides in this video. She believes telepathic communication for guidance and love is a basic skill you can learn to explore your life's meaning, as well as to meet the rest of the universe.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Chupacabras activity in Puerto Rico has been down, but is back to levels not seen in over ten years, according to Scott Corrales.
[Chupacabras activity in Puerto Rico is reaching levels not seen for well over a decade. As occurred in the mid-1990s, a number of different "entities" appear to be at work in the situation -- large avian beings, winged vulpine predators and shadowy indefinite creatures, a situation that replayed itself in Chile during the 2000-2001 mutilation wave. INEXPLICATA thanks José Pérez and his team for providing us this information firsthand -- SC] Read more
Monday, April 22, 2013
Shadow people are shadow-like humanoid figures that are seen flickering on walls and ceilings in the viewer's peripheral vision. Lon Strickler shares a few of the anecdotes he has received over the years about this paranormal phenomenon.
Here are a few anecdotes I've received over the years that reference 'shadow people' and related entities. My brief synopsis of these beings is that, for the most part, these are malevolent spiritual entities who seek out the living...especially the weak and the vulnerable. I once thought that they were strictly earthbound, but there may be instances where these entities have moved within our earth plane and other dimensions. They are described has human shaped, sometimes wearing a hat ('Hatman' entity), and are rarely seen except for fleeting moments. They usually make themselves known to children, especially at night, while watching them sleep. These entities CAN KILL. They possess the ability to excrete the 'life force' from the living over an extended period of time. Please read the following experiences and take heed...if you are encountering these beings, seek help!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Police are investigating the decomposing "Sasquatch food" two young boys found in the woods.
Did two young boys stumble across the decomposing remains of a Bigfoot foot in the Lakeville, Massachusetts woods this week?
On March 29th Sgt. Steven Leanues arrived to the wooded area just off Pantheon Road where the boys had described to local authorities what they found during their outing. What Leanues discovered was what looked to be a strange, partially decomposed foot, possibly belonging to a human being. Read more
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Stephen Greer's documentary film Sirius will unveil pictures of a tiny space alien.
Stories about the mummified remains of what some call a space alien, went viral over the last week, even though the 6-inch-tall artifact -- known as the Atacama Humanoid -- was actually discovered 10 years ago in Chile.
The photos emerging now, however, will amaze you. Read more
Monday, April 15, 2013
Is Bigfoot following the examples of coyotes, deer, and bear and migrating to urban areas? This report from a Phantoms & Monsters reader suggests that possibility.
I received the following inquiry on Wednesday 12/19/12:
Hello Sir - I found you through a Google search. I also contacted someone local but they never got back to me. Maybe you can explain what I witnessed. Read more
Friday, April 12, 2013
Looking for UFOs? HuffPost Weird News has compiled that list of what you need on your UFO hunt.
So you think you can just waltz into an open field tonight and little green men are going to come to you, huh?
You're wrong. In fact, you need the right tools to capture UFOs -- whether alien in nature or not -- if you want anyone to actually believe your epic story. Luckily, HuffPost Weird News has compiled that list for you. Here's what you need on your UFO hunt tonight: Read more
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Extraterrestrial genetic code may be found in human DNA, according to Kazakhstan scientists' biological SETI theory.
For those of us who wonder if earthlings are the only intelligent species in the Milky Way and beyond, try this theory on for size:
Two scientists in Kazakhstan believe humans may have an extraterrestrial "stamp" embedded into our genetic code, a mathematical message that would not be explained by Darwin's Etheory of biological evolution. Read more
Friday, March 29, 2013
The reason that near-death experiences are so memorable and powerful is that they are extraordinarily vivid.
University of Liège researchers have demonstrated that the physiological mechanisms triggered during NDE lead to a more vivid perception not only of imagined events in the history of an individual but also of real events which have taken place in their lives! These surprising results - obtained using an original method which now requires further investigation - are published in PLOS ONE. Read more
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The U.S. government has always denied that UFOs have anything to do with aliens, but do its own documents prove that it's lying?
The Government has always had a long-term position of denying knowledge of the existence of extraterrestrials here on Earth or otherwise. Because of the Freedom of Information Act though, it seems that they are lying and contradict themselves.
Over the last seventy years or so the Governments of the world have been investigating flying saucers, UFOs, and aliens visiting Earth and some of those investigations have turned up some interesting evidence.
Governments have always used national security as a way to cover-up information that they don't want the public privy to, but sometimes documents and evidence slip through the cracks and the public learns the truth.
If you would like to sift through more Government documents that deal with UFOs and aliens here you go. Read more
Monday, March 25, 2013
Brother Moloch explains why honoring your ancestors is important.
I think no subject is more misunderstood about the Occult & Religion than the Dead & one's Ancestors. I bring this up because over the past few months, people have come to me wanting Metaphysical & Spiritual Workings done but they fail to see the importance of dealing with their own Ancestral family.
Consistently I hear the same old excuse of, "Moloch, you have no idea how badly my family treated me! My Uncle X was a no good son-of-a-bitch!" or "My family on my father's side were worthless!" or "My mother treated me like shit & I don't want to venerate her!"
With excuses like this, it's no wonder folks are in a world of hurt. So what can you do to make them happy but keep your sanity? Read more
Monday, March 11, 2013
UFO researcher Grant Cameron has compiled a treasure trove of information about the secret history and UFOs and Presidents.
After almost 40 years of investigating the shrouded history of UFOs throughout North America, Grant Cameron is getting some recognition.
Ever since his own reported UFO sightings in Manitoba, Canada, in 1975, Cameron has doggedly researched the subject. Using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain documents and information, and traveling to many presidential libraries, Cameron became focused on the relationship of American presidents and UFOs. Read more