Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Top 10 Favorite Weird Paranormal Subjects

Y'all know me as a paranormal geek, which is why Julie and I wrote the book Paranormal Geeks. I love all the subjects, but there are some that intrigue and vex me a great deal. They are unexplainable mysteries or creepy concepts that I just want to know more about and can't seem to get enough of hearing stories of -

In no particular order:

Dogman A creature reportedly seen in forests everywhere from Kentucky to Texas and more. This "being" is described most often around 6 foot tall to taller, fur covered, with a snout that is more like a bear than a dog, pointed ears and red glowing eyes, leaving behind dog-like paw prints even though he walks on two legs.  Is it a myth and legend, mistaken identity of a bear, werewolf, shapeshifter, interdimensional being or alien DNA manipulation of man and dog? Whatever it is, it's freaking creepy as hell.
Learn more in the Linda Godfrey book, Real Wolfman: True Encounters in Modern America.

Shadow People  These sometimes believed to be spirit-forms, show themselves as black dense, human-likes shapes, most often 4-feet tall, but sometimes 6 feet tall or taller, with no details, only a black dense shape. They seem to think we can't visualize them because the moment someone sees one out of the corner of his eye and turns to stare it down, it startles and disappears.  
Try this book by Jason Ouffut,Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us

Hollow Earth This theory involves the earth being hollow and made of several inner spheres that contain other worlds.  Many carry legends that these inner worlds can contain anything from those UFOs and aliens we keep running into to the concept of lizard people who utilize our cave system to come and go from their world.
Try this book by Edna Kenton, The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books)

Flying Humanoids  These are a more recent phenomena filmed in lots of locations but mostly in Mexico, California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada areas. What are flying humanoids? No one knows, but they have a shape and hovering ability like a man in a jet pack.

Mothman  A "creature" reported around the town of Point Pleasant, WV before a tragedy. This winged creature with red eyes and upright like a man, was reported to have been seen by citizens, even mind-melding with someone to give insight to a coming horrible event. This harbinger/prophet has been reported in other locations around the globe before tragedies.
Try the book by John Keel, Mothman Prophecies

Poltergeists  This "mischievous" spirits can toss things around, claw at and injury humans, and manipulate objects. The biggest questions for researchers has been whether this originates from the dead or the living.
Try this book by Colin Wilson, Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Hauntings

Interdimensional Portals  This concept has come about from locations like Skinwalker Ranch in Utah, Bennington and Bridgewater Triangles and other locations where earth lights are seen, UFOs, aliens, Bigfoot, and lots of other weird stuff is reported. For some, these might be the entry and exit from other dimensions.
Try this book by Philip Imbrogno, Interdimensional Universe: The New Science of UFOs, Paranormal Phenomena, and Otherdimensional Beings

Alien DNA Manipulation  The theory is that man evolved into a sentient intelligent being much too quickly and the huge holes in the evolutionary chain point towards alien manipulation to produce an efficient being for this planet.
Try this book by Philip Coppens, The Ancient Alien Question: A New Inquire Into the Existence, Evidence, and Influence of Ancient Visitors

Philadelphia Experiment  A supposed experiment aboard a Navy ship in the 1940s to try and see if they could create invisibility that resulted in some extraordinary events where the ship seemed to jump through a portal and ended up hundreds of miles away instantaneously, the crew became made or some of them even fused to the ship's hull when it reappeared again. This legend has taken root and been a very popular conspiracy theory.
Try this book by William Moore and Charles Berlitz, The Philadelphia Experiment: Project Invisibility

Ancient Giants  Supposedly ancient "giant" skeletons have been found around the earth, measuring 7 feet to up to 12 feet tall with double rows of teeth. Was there an ancient race of giants? Or were they aliens or Bigfoot?
Try this book by Timothy Green Beckley, Giants in the Earth: Amazing Suppressed Archaeological Evidence Proves They Once Existed


  1. I LOVE this list! My favs out of this list are Shadow people and poltergeists! I really think Shadow people are creepy as hell, and when I was little I thought we had some visiting my house. I thought they were either ghosts or Shadow People.

  2. Great list. I am pretty much fascinated by all of these subjects.