Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pirate-Themed Decorating: Rooms, Homes and Yards

Pirate themes are amazingly popular. One doesn't have to wait for Halloween. You can enjoy a pirate feel in a home study or child's bedroom, a swimming pool, or a treefort. Here's just some inspirations to add a little pirate in your home, from subtle accessories to Halloween haunts! 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Death By Exorcism!


Her real name was Anneliese Michel. 

In 1968, German girl, 17-year-old Anneliese, began to have convulsions. She was eventually diagnosed with grand mal seizures. It could have been dismissed, but while praying, she began to hear devilish tormenting voices. Her condition spiraled and in 1973, she was classified as having depression and suicidal thoughts. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maps Revealing Secrets of Paranormal Happenings


There is something that unifies all the unexplained and likely this is related to something within the earth itself, from piezo-electricity, electromagnetic fields, geology, and gravity that helps to either feed, fuel, or create reactions with the unexplained to the point it either is seen more readily by us or it location specific. Let's have a look at some maps of phenomena and see what we can infer from it - 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mothman Seen in Chicago!



Lon Strickler, one of my favorite researchers from Phantoms and Monsters site (and books), is looking for more witnesses to add to the archive of recent sightings of a Mothman-like creature in the Chicago area. If you have seen the Mothman in Chicago recently, he wants to hear from you!

Don Monroe Case Files: Cave Bones


Continuing this series of world traveler, researcher and adventurer, Don Monroe, I'd like to explore the case of the cave bones. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Don Monroe Case Files: The Hand of Unknown Origin



Upon occasion, a researcher is presented a piece of evidence that makes no sense. Such is the case of the Hand of Unknown Origin.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bigfoot Hands: What We Can Learn From Castings



Upon occasion, I work with researchers whose time in the field and worldwide range impress the hell out of me. I have been lucky enough to work with Don Monroe on projects and he has shared his 80 years of world exploration and finds. His diligence in long-term studies has been astonishing and he shared with me recently casts he has rendered over the decades from frequently researched locations.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Phantom Islands



Gather around, my dearies, for tales of phantom islands and shivers of delight. Phantom islands are islands that were drawn on maps long ago, but seem to have gone missing.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Abandoned Islands


abandoned islands are the stuff adventure movies are made up of. We think of "Castaway" or "Swiss Family Robinson," but there are islands that, for various reasons, are abandoned. And what's left behind can be quite intriguing to those of us who are interested in urban exploration.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cursed Locations!



Can a location be cursed? 

Technically, a curse is a spell put upon a person (or place) to make bad things happen. If a location has a repeatedly dark history, one might make a case that it had been cursed. Cursed by the fates.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Reptoids In Our Cave System?



Normally, I would chuckle, but the repeated theme of underground reptilian people (seen in caves around the world supposedly) and a legend of Lenni Lenape that 5000 years ago in the west there was a giant volcano eruption that drove them east, made this story of reptilians digging under ground 5000 years ago to escape the fiery apocalypse rather coincidental.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bigfoot: Foot Length To Height Ratio Explained


A 24-inch cast from Don Monroe and his co-researchers, one of a trackway in Idaho


It took presentation of an extraordinary 24-inch cast for me to decide to tackle the foot to height ratio of Bigfoot.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: Clyde the Attraction



This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.

LINK TO PRIOR INSTALLMENTS STARTING WITH #1


Monday, April 17, 2017

Cave Horrors!



Caves are more than the sites of mines and ancient hieroglyphs, the burial places of giants, and homes for bats. They can also be haunted. And, why not? In desperate times, caves were utilized for sanctuary and sometimes standoffs and, given the geology, they seem like ideal vessels in a feng shui sort of way, to retain and hold a kind of amplified haunting that is held captive in a cul-du-sac formation. I am utterly fascinated with the haunted cave phenomena. I cannot think of a better spirit vessel.

Let's have a look at some more infamous haunted caves....

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fear the Bunnyman!


If you have always broken out into a cold sweat at the thought of sitting on the bunnyman's lap at Easter time, you might want to take a look at a lot more reasons to continue that tingling terror - 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Abandoned Amusement Parks

Vietnam

Abandoned amusement parks play on our minds. They were locations of joy and childlike wonder and to see the decorative shells at a standstill, nature encroaching on it, leaving weathered shells, is unsettling. We are both intrigued and repelled. Let's look at some play lands left to rot around the world - 

Friday, April 14, 2017

MST 3000 Back Again Tonight on Netflix!


For Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans, this is an exciting time! Netflix is releasing the first episode of the new reboot of the series.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ChiSquatch: Chicago Sasquatch Report #2


This is a series by researcher Karl Sup researching Sasquatch evidence in the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. (Link to #1 installment)


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Scopes Trial: Essential Reference For Bigfoot Researchers




Those researching Bigfoot run into a common dilemma - the general public. There are a lot of people walking around not caring, not believing, not wanting to hear about the concept of "big ape men in the woods," as they tend to sum it up. 


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Should Universal Studios Tamper with the Gillman?



Vintage Era SciFi movies gave us Universal Studios wolf man, vampire, Frankenstein's monster,  as well as irradiated monsters, creatures from other planets, blobs, and even an arctic vegetable man in "The Thing From Another Planet," but none of them struck our hearts quite like the 1954 Gillman from "Creature From the Black Lagoon." And, (gulp) Universal Studios plans to remake this beloved classic - 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Moon-Eyed People


Cherokee County Historical Museum

The Cherokee people have in their legends a story of a long-ago ancient race on the lands their ancestors moved into. These prior people did not come out in the light, had eyes that could see in the dark. Their skin was white. And they had built ancient structures in the area. One such thing that might be attributed to them is the Judaculla Rock in North Carolina with writing that still cannot be understood. 



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ghostly Animals


Some animals have a ghostly quality. Let's look at some, both albino and those whose naturally characteristics make them seem rather haunted....

Friday, April 7, 2017

Widening Perspectives on Ghostly Phenomena and Afterlife



It behooves researchers to keep very open minds about what might be causing paranormal activity. In fact, if we used the rationale of assuming trapped souls of the dead in environments for every haunting, it would be kind of like assuming that every noise is thunder. With that in mind, let me shed some mind-expanding perspectives on the unexplained - 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Why Are Hallways Haunted? Which Hallways Are Haunted?



Which hallway is more haunted?

Chi - a Chinese term used for "energy." There is good chi and bad chi according to the practice of Feng Shui. Yin energy is associated with spirits and negativity. If there is "yin" energy within a building, it will follow simple paths. This is why clearing out a haunted location and getting rid of clutter and darkness are critical to keeping yin energy moving out of the way and not being trapped.

Take hallways for example. If doorways open to each other, the energy can go from one room to the other creating a current of energy just in that spot.



But if the doorways are staggered, energy can come from the room, hit the wall, bounce and ricochet, all the way down a corridor, mixing with the energies from all the other rooms coming out and hitting the wall and bouncing back and forth. You create a sort of energy current down the hallway. 

Consider it a spirit labyrinth, if you will. 




Interestingly, windchimes are supposed to attract spirits in the practice of Feng Shui, especially in the Southwest corner of the building.  I wear a windchime necklace to the site and I often hang it up, ensuring that the air is not turned on and windows are closed.  They are so delicate and light and being attractive to spirits (by feng shui rules), it should give me a tinkle. Upon occasion, it does. 



Mirrors create a bounce of energy too. In fact, rather than filming into a haunted stairwell, try putting a mirror at the bottom of the stairs and see if you capture more activity than usual. You might get something caught in a path of back and forth capture. 

Setting up a strobe light in a hallway with offset doors is yet another interesting way of studying potentially fast moving energy. If you study a moving ceiling fan with a strobe light, you can see that it visually slows things down enough to see what is too fast to discern with the naked eye. The blades are individual looking instead of a blur when a strobe light is on it. A warning, though, some people get migraines and even seizures with strobe lights, so work with one ahead of time to know if it makes you feel bad.



 




Those places in a home that seem to be very actively haunted are usually the cul-du-sac areas, dark areas, cluttered areas. These create that kind of trap for energy. The simple act of brightening and clearing out a home can make it freed up. 

This is an interesting technique that I have found to be extremely helpful in assisting people with issues in their homes. Whether there is something to Feng Shui or movement of energy or not, I give it some real praise when it comes to haunted locations. 

You can use the concepts to clear energy, but you can also use them to attract it - so start thinking in reverse if you want to capture something and prepare an environment that could amplify and hold energies. 

Learn more - Consider the book "Confessions of a Feng Shui Ghost-Buster" to help you learn more about Yin energy and the guidelines of this ancient study in relation to haunted effects.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Clan of the Cave Warrior: Accidental Bigfoot?


This is an ongoing series about explorer and spelunker, Ken Gentry, and his many encounters with amazing wonders and mysteries on and in our planet.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cujo: Real-Life Scenarios of Rabies


The threat of rabies seems like a distant memory for the collective human race who lives mostly in cities and suburban tract homes, but rabies hasn't gone anywhere. It still still capable of infected folks, one weird-acting animal at a time.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Treasure Hunting - All Kinds of Treasures Awaiting



Dreaming of grand treasures still undiscovered? They are out there! There are also other things worth money you can be poking around for - 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Removing Negative Energy In Your Home: Promoting Positive

Prism-casting crystal for wearing on purse, hanging from a ceiling fan cord, or in a window

Houses remember. They carry energy of everyone who has been there, every event that occurred, every thought, emotion, pain, death, and joy. It behooves us to tread well upon the floorboards to ensure our home tends to produce good and wards away evil. Here are some methods that can help insure home remains sweet home.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Creepiest, Most Fascinating, and Hilarious Deep Sea Creatures



We really have not documented but a small portion of ocean life. It wasn't until recently we realized there was even life adapted to volcanic vents in the hottest water. And, as for the deepest depths - we only get a window of opportunity with the best research vessels and lighting that can only illuminate the tiniest bit of the massive ocean floor that takes up almost 3/4 of our planet's surface.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Bigfoot Radio Show To Listen To Tomorrow Morning!



Tomorrow morning (10 am EST/9 am Central/7 am Pacific   - now rescheduled for 10 pm EST Friday night) on "The Long Version" with Fletcher Long (LINK), he will be interviewing two Bigfoot researchers I highly admire. This is going to be a most riveting show. 

Many of you have read posts by Karl Sup the Bigfoot researcher here on my blog and possibly listened to him on Fletcher's show. He has done posts on Bigfoot eyes, locomotion, witness reports, Long Island Bigfoot, and ChiSquatch - Chicago Sasquatch. You can find the links on the right hand side here on the blog in the popular posts list.

The other guest, Buddy, is one who has kept himself under the radar to be able to research in many areas, mostly in Texas, where he has accrued about 20 or so years of field research knowledge in some extremely extraordinary locations. The knowledge he contains comes from some of the most impressive research into habituation I have seen. 

I am eager to hear this show! 



Real Life Frankenstein's Monster Attempts


As a child, I remember the concept of Frankenstein's monster as being beyond any horror imaginable. The concept of piecing together a person from the parts of the dead was terrifying. But, science being what it is today, piecing together a person from parts becomes increasingly possible.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Unusual Footprints Found Around the World



(closer examination shows 6 toes)





You may or may not believe this print (above - found in South Africa, said to be billions of years old rock) as a genuine footprint of some unbelievable giant from hundreds of millions of years ago and set into rock, but there have been unusual, either large footprints or very ancient ones found around the world.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: Clyde Takes a Ride




This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Secret Rooms and Stashes Found in Homes!



The 1980 movie, "The Changeling" had one of the most chilling and intriguing hidden rooms found in a house. Many people in older homes wonder about hidden tunnels and rooms. We had a hidden room in my childhood home, quite possibly an underground railroad safe room hidden behind the fireplaces in a triangular space complete with a stool, cloth, and newspaper still inside. But, how many homeowners really find hidden rooms? Well, more than you'd imagine!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pareidolia: A New Look At Faces in Nature



As investigators, we are often handed photos of orbs with faces, or a forest with "faces" in it. Most researchers balk at these faces seen in nature, but it might be time (for several reasons) to look at it in a new light. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring Fever: Beach-Themed Horrors


It's that magical time of the year where some sunshine and promising thaw are making folks go into full-blown spring fever. With spring fever comes the daydreams of beaches and relaxation. But, for those of us who love horror, we're wondering - what beach-themed horrors can I find? 

Review "The Dark Tapes" Horror Movie



I am always pleased as an author of horror, supporter of independent arts, and a writer for this blog, that I get to occasionally preview a show or a movie ahead of release date. I was very honored this time to review an film festival award-winning Scifi/Horror genre movie, "The Dark Tapes" directed by Michael McQuown. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Point Pleasant: More Than Just Mothman?



I trekked to Point Pleasant in 2013, fully expecting to be following the path of the legendary Mothman, but I ran into something I was not expecting....


Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Hunt: Ghosts and The Hunt: Bigfoot


I am pleased to announce I have received a contract for my paranormal romance book, "The Hunt: Ghosts" and they liked it so much, they want me to sign a contract for the sequel book, "The Hunt: Bigfoot." (The names are subject to possible change)

Mystic Publishers, Inc. 

I have had a fantastic time writing about romance within the chilling context of researchers. I got to apply my knowledge and experience in the field of ghosts and Bigfoot and use it in a unique way to produce the most riveting application of both paranormal and romance in one work. 

When the book(s) are released, I will be sharing that on here, of course. And, I hope to be doing an in-person book signing next spring at the ParaSci Con in Phoenix.



Exhumed: Famous and Unsettling Exhumations


Upon occasion a body must be exhumed or done so by accident. Some exhumations can reveal unusual finds and many famous people who were exhumed are documented by curious witnesses. Let's have a look at some unusual exhumations.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Eastern European and Siberian Triangles: What Is Going On?


Hoia Baciu, Romania

Devil's Cemetery in Siberia (Tunguska) and the Hoia Baciu Forest in Romania have some very similar terrifying unexplained features that makes one wonder - what is going on in these two locations? 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: A Strong and Polite Guest


This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.

Link to the series


Monday, March 20, 2017

Strange Escapes: Go On the Scariest Vacation Tours


Lots of towns have ghost tours and ghost conventions and other spooky odd get togethers, but sometimes an innovative group puts together a panel of "experts" and a promising location to give the para geek a weekend (or even a week's) getaway dream. I came across one such group with some interesting upcoming events - 

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