Saturday, December 16, 2017

Relive Your Childhood Feelings of Wonder and Friendship

Friendships made in youth were based upon what "could be," "dreams," "whims," "opportunities," and figuring out the world together. Sometimes, we wanted to grow up too fast, dreaming of cars and careers and living on our own, and other times we were happy with age-appropriate milestones like adolescence, periods, and first kiss. 

This is the season to rediscover that - 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Snow Extremes: Cannibalism

Humans have an amazing desire to stay alive. We overcome living in the most extreme conditions. No more extreme condition is worse than being stranded in the snow. Here are a few cases from the past that make us wonder what we would do in such a situation....

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Amazingly Embalmed Bodies!

Rosalia Lombardo, born in 1918 in Palermo, Italy only made it to the age of two, died of pneumonia in an era without antibiotics and tragic losses such as this were common. Her father, in his immense grief, approached an embalmer for help in preserving his little girl forever. The embalmer used methods that were unknown, but the results were so stunning that, to this day, her body is just magically alive looking. Hers was one of the last bodies added to the Capuchin Catacombs. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Killer Snowmen!

Tis the season to make snowmen. Horror lovers and those who hate the snow might enjoy making menacing snowmen. I personally love the ones staring into people's windows....

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gnome For the Holidays

Lawn gnomes are cheerful and yet...creepy. They are garden dwarfs whose origin was in 19th Century Germany. Even though they are best known as happy little garden statues that are protectors of our prize begonias and daisies, they are also considered the object of pranking or "gnoming" someone.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Chandler Arizona Does Christmas!

Some neighborhoods know how to take Christmas and make a magical wonderland for families to feel the traditions and children to stare and point in wonder. The 2600 block of Upland Drive in Chandler, AZ knows just how to do that in the biggest and best way possible!

Snow-Themed and Christmas-Themed Horror Movies

You thought horror season was over with Halloween? Oh no! If the visiting relatives descending upon you in tight quarters isn't enough, there are some excellent icy, snowy horror movies and Christmas-themed ones that give chills and thrills. Get your blanket and your hot cocoa with Kahlua and curl up!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Alaska's Pyramid?

When we think of the great state of Alaska, we think about snow and streams with enormous salmon, great bears, and rising peaks. One thing that would not come to mind is an ancient pyramid. So, why are there claims that one exists there?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Anthropomorphic Trees

It's common to see human shapes or faces in inanimate objects, but sometimes you could swear you see faces in tree bark and human arms in the limbs of a tree. Let's look at some of these mesmerizing and sometimes horrifying trees -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Snow Day For Adults!

Snow season is coming for the Northern Hemisphere and with it comes a deep desire to hibernate, seek heat and warmth, and even play and romp in fresh snowfall. If you want to claim an adult snow day, here's a great plan - 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Paranormal Experiences in the Himalayas

Mt. Everest at 29,000 feet and other mountains in the Tibetan Plateau that tempt hikers to climb to their summits are also magnets for unexplained mysteries. The Himalayas are the tallest peaks in the world and growing a fraction of an inch each year. If para experiences occur rampantly in geologically active areas, then Tibet is surely one of the most spooky places in the world!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Melting Glaciers Reveal Terrifying Secrets!

There's an amazing alchemy that happens when glaciers melt; they expose many hundreds or even thousands of years old remains that were kept fresh by the very ice cold that buried them.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What Is Yeti?

Yeti comes to mind immediately when one thinks of the Himalayas. The Abominable Snowman, as some refer to them, are a Bigfoot-like being reported being within these high elevations. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Great American Light Fight New Season Tonight!

Tonight on ABC a new season of The Great American Light Fight begins. Families compete to have the best holiday display ever!

Enjoy! (and wear your sunglasses)

Electronic Voice Phenomenon: How the Skeptics Got It Wrong Part 4

*This is a special guest post in the series by our team's EVP specialist, Jim Kelly. For prior installments, go here - LINK*

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Southwestern Holidays

Tumbleweed Christmas Tree, Chandler, AZ

I've lived in the Southwestern US the majority of my life. You cry a little bit through summer and fall because it's, well, miserable weather. But, if you hold out, December opens up to be mild low 70s and 40s and 30s at night and you remember what is to love about this inhospitable place. Holidays here are different too. Some traditions are unusual and quirky which, for this geek, are just fine. Let me share some of the charm that is Southwestern Holiday Season.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Steampunk-Loving Movies

Steampunk is a style that borrows from the Victorian Era and revolution of the steam engine. It is in fashion, literature, art, lifestyles, and movies. Those who love that romantic time period and the gritty gadgetry and the rich fabrics, fancy clothing involved in turn-of-the-century, safari, and Egyptology will adore movies that exude that class. Here's a list of my favorites -

Friday, December 1, 2017

1967: Unprecedented Paranormal Year

I am going to propose something rather revolutionary and highly unusual. For some, you will shake your heads, for others, a light will turn on in your mind. I encourage you to take this concept and run with it. Much of what I have done in the field of paranormal is about the human catalyst/receiver/perceiver. This embodies that research.

**This was co-authored with a great researcher and mind, James Carroll**


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