I encourage people try the experience of having a psychic read, but I strongly caution against becoming dependent on any source, no matter how remarkable, to get "inside" information. There is nothing controlled or 100% accurate about reads. With even the best psychic, one day is "on" and another is "off." It all depends on the correlations and interpretations they are making at that time. But how do you know if you have the real deal?
Olivier Levasseur didn't just have a fancy name, this 17th Century pirate referred to as La Buse. He pretty much guaranteed his future fame and remembrance by doing what pirates did best - creating a pirate map and hiding a treasure!
I'm glad to see that horror and thriller movies are strong as ever, I only hope to see more originality. On that note, the feature film I am working on with a team, based on my premise, is going to be a psychological thriller. I will be giving lots of teasing attention to it on the blog as the pre-production goes into production. In the mean time, let's look at what's officially slated for 2018 -
California's channel islands have provided many aquatic finds and evidence of prior civilizations but in 1853, some men in a boat found a lone woman on San Nicholas Island and they had no idea how she got there or who she was.
General knowledge of Antarctica is fairly basic for most of the public, i.e. it's hard and dangerous to reach, it's miserably frozen, it's a really big continent, and not many people dare to stay there year round unless they are researchers. But, there are some things you are missing out on if you don't update your knowledge. Here's just some of them -
Horror movies based on real-life events are always the most chilling because they are even more preposterous than a writer's license would dare allow. A horror movie I found to be absolutely chillingly scary was “The Strangers” starring Liv Tyler. It was a brilliant film that depended more on sound and the unknown to scare the crap out of you. This is a very hard film to watch alone and in the dark. It’s definitely one of those “I would do this…” or “I would do that…” kind of films where you look around the surroundings and come up with plausible defenses should it ever happen to you. That’s the point of how they film is so horrifying – it’s humans at their most vulnerable; in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. The tormentors aren’t swift; they’re slow and unpredictable, creepy, and unseen.
In the 1970s in Canada, a group of parapsychologists created an unusual experiment (video here of show about it). They believed they could make up a fictitious ghost with a story about a life that never existed and concentrate on it enough to produce ghostly results created by expectations and the minds of the people participating, all of whom were not known to be psychic. Here was the story they devised:
I’ve been thinking about this a lot the past several years. When “I am Legend” with Will Smith came out several years ago, I was excited. That is one of my favorite stories. I’ve seen “The Last Man on Earth” and “Omega Man” and both were satisfying end-of-world films. I sat down for the remake “I am Legend” and cringed the entire time!
This legend and accompanying story were shared with me from a friend, Terry Acosta. I find this to be a very compelling legend. The interesting point of all of this is the re-emergence of these beings - it is overdue!
Wax or plaster forms made of a newly deceased person's face for memory. Cultures have many different uses of them over time from mummification to ceremonial use, but today they are most often for memorial.
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 -
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....
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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 -
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 -
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!
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.
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 -
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**