Saturday, March 30, 2019

A Hike in the Desert in Springtime

Springtime in the desert is a magical thing. This winter, we had a LOT of rain for Phoenix. The desert is coming to life in the most magnificent ways. A hike in the nearby South Mountain Park revealed the glory. 

Boy Murdered by a Witch?

Charlottesville, Virginia is a gorgeous university town in Virginia where raising horses and gentle living predominate. But, there is a darker history there, one involving a witch who supposedly killed six boy scouts. It involves an old mansion called "Dunlora."

Friday, March 29, 2019

Josh Gates "Expedition Unknown" Starts a Hardcore Adventuring Season 5

Our intellectual adventuring hero, Josh Gates is at it again with Season 5 of "Expedition Unknown" on the Travel Channel tonight.

"On the Trail of Bigfoot"

I'm excited to see another Small Town Monsters documentary on a subject of great interest. I have seen more documentaries by this Seth Breedlove's production company and been extremely satisfied. I'm a documentary snob, so for me to want to purchase a documentary without even having viewed it first says a lot about the quality I know I will get.

Is Texas Missing the Boat on the Next Big Oil Boom?

Even though in April hemp will no longer be considered a controlled substance in the great State of Texas, the growing of hemp is still in a no man's land. 

Given the amount of land to farm industrial hemp on and the need for hemp fabrics, paper, and other products that can save our forests, it seems the South should be the new industrial growing region of the country, usurping the forests of the North. 

How "Jaws" and "The Goonies" Are Alike!

My two favorite movies “The Goonies” and “Jaws” actually do it for me because they have many of the same elements. I can literally watch them once a month and not get sick of them. It wasn't until I watched them back to back one day that I realize...these two movies have much in common.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sky Cubes: Most Unusual UFOs


We went through a phase of triangular unidentified craft in the air to a newer find - cubes.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Giant and Unusual Skulls From Around the World!

As amusing as these oversized skulls shown online might be, there is something we can learn from actual giant skulls that have been found around the world. 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Hemp! A Beauty Solution

I get excited when I run into great indie artisans, especially in our State of Arizona. At the Chandler Farmer's Market recently, I ran into two incredible entrepreneurs from Thedible who were representing hemp products from their organic farm. 

Canada's Wildman

The Traverspine Gorilla of Labrador is a lesser known cryptid. Interestingly, these northern areas have long-held legends of a giant race called the Toonijuk. It is said the race went into hiding. Sounds familiar to other native legends, eh? 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

ROKU Free Streaming Horror and Paranormal Channels

If you have a Roku device, Playstation system, or smart TV, you likely have access to the streaming channels. Here's just some of the lineup for us paranormal geeks and horror lovers - 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Could Godzilla Exist?

After the Fukushima nuclear incident, many began to ponder the effects on humans and marine life. Then, in the back of our minds, we had to wonder if the Godzilla born of the fears following Hiroshima and Nagasaki were actually premonitions of coming events. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Are Caves Nature's Natural Phone Booth to the Paranormal?

Given my unending fascination for caves, the stories of what have been found in them, and their role in humankind's history, I see them as a kind of microcosm of the magic that is our planet, Earth. But, what if there were elements at play in there that give us clues about our natural and supernatural world?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Grand Canyon Mummies Series: Background

Researcher Dennis Guern and I are doing a series on the Grand Canyon Mummies. We are doing this with the help of co-researcher James Carroll who has covered Google Earth imagery. 

Our goal is to objectively look at the descriptions from the 1909 Phoenix Gazette article about the find and see if it is feasible and what clues we can glean from the content. 

Today, we open with the background - what was described in the article.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Physical Versus Environmental DNA? Can We Imprint Our Environment?

DNA is like the coding that makes you who you are. It determines eye color, hair color, disease propensity, ethnicity, and some quirks of character too. But is it possible that our DNA allows a recording of life experience so that future generations do not have to make the same mistakes? Is there another kind of "DNA" that involves the environment? Is it possible for us to lay down events in locations like some kind of beacon for others to sense? Let's see - 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Haunted Shirley: Doll #3's Eyes Have Changed

It started with one strange Shirley Temple doll with a history of fires, pet sickness, and objects moving "red eyes" and went on to two more dolls being added to the collection. Doll #3 has shown an interesting eye change - 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Green Found in Nature: Happy St. Patty's Day

We can't get enough of green on St. Patty's Day. Let's have a wee look at some great green inspirations in nature. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

South Mountain - Odd Lights!

The light flickered. Researcher Dennis Guern and I had seen this light up there before. Nothing there. Not near hiking paths. But its quality was odd, seeming to go out, then come back on a few flashes, and there was also a green light that seemed to accompany it.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Secrets Found in Caves!

In ancient times, caves were the ultimate refuge from the elements. It was a temperature-controlled location where man could park himself and his belongings safely to ride out the weather or live year-round.  Important religious scrolls have been found in caves, hidden treasures, mummies, and amazing art work.  Caves are ideal storehouses for keeping things dry and temperature controlled, but it isn't just something we do today to preserve; ancients thought to keep things safe for all time, as well.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

URBEX: Ghost Towns

Ghost Town: A deserted town with no or very few occupants.

If you're interested in photographing and exploring abandoned places, i.e. urban exploration aka URBEX, then you might start with ghost towns. These are easier to find and not just found in the west, but everywhere in the world.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Paranormal Caught on Camera

Tonight on Travel Channel, "Paranormal Caught on Tape" at 10 pm EST. 

A traveling businessman encounters poltergeist activity in his Texas motel room, a UFO is spotted over one of the holiest sites on Earth and a Sasquatch is spotted by two hikers in British Columbia.

I've seen some episodes of this. I really like it a lot! It is thrilling and the best of the weirdness. 

Shivers of delight!

Ghost-Themed Movies Broken Down Into Categories

This post is all about making it easy to decide what kind of ghost movie to watch or add to your collection and I'm doing it by the way I choose movies - what sort of ghost movie am I in the mood for? So, I've categorized and helped you find the perfect fit for your mood and some of the titles fit into a couple categories, as well, which makes it a no-brainer to decide what to watch if you're in the mood for a couple categories and they contain a common movie or two.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Cursed Towns

Can a town be cursed? Citizens can vow in certain areas around the globe that their town IS under a curse. Let's look at some supposedly cursed towns around the earth - 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Protective Stones and When to Use Them

As a psychometrist, I can tell you that objects hold memories and feelings, but stones hold energy. Utilizing the energy for our own protection and goals is a long-held practice rooted in something very real - energy!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Octave Haunted Mines For Sale!

The Octave Mine in Arizona has a reputation, not just for ore output, but also for ghosts, particularly one referred to as the "Blue Devil." It has been the focus of investigations and even the show "Ghost Mine." 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

URBEX: Interesting Building

Stopped by an abandoned building for a little photography time. This one was interesting. A palm tree was growing inside.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Lost Ship of the Desert

WikipediaThe Lost Ship of the Desert is the subject of legends about ancient ships found in California's Colorado Desert. Since after the U.S. Civil War, stories have been told about buried ships hidden in the desert lands north of the Gulf of California.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

A Quirky Fun Day in Phoenix

What is there to do in Phoenix if you have a day and want to take in a variety of interesting stuff? Let me show you - 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mysterious Skull

The skull I've come to refer to as "Missy" continues to baffle. (Link to my post about it). I looked into the skull shape and pottery of the ancient tribe of the area and, well, you come to your own conclusions.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

PteroCast Radio Show - My Appearance

I'm very lucky to be asked onto podcasts and radio shows regularly. There is so much to talk about in the realm of the unexplained.

Here I was on two episodes of PteroCast - 

First appearance LINK
Second appearance  LINK

What Makes a Cemetery Creepy?

Creepy cemeteries - they are the thing that dreams are made of.  This past summer, Julie and I went to the cemetery used for the filming of "Night of the Living Dead" and it lived up to our expectations. It was isolated, no visitors, felt like the end of the world, surrounded by woods, rustic, and an intense feeling of being watched.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Images From the Blog That Haunt Me Still

In this post about mummies found under a church in Spain, this screaming and well preserved mummy creeped me out and still does (LINK)

I'm going to share more haunting images - 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

My Top 5 Favorite Bigfoot YouTube Channels

I try not to play favorites too much in research. It seems each researcher offers a different aspect of the study. But, some channels found on YouTube and created by researchers have my avid interest with every video.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Was Easter Island a Memorial For a Lost Continent?

Easter Island in the South Pacific is an ongoing mystery to many.  

What happened to the Rapa Nui people? 
Did they get visitors or were they visitors themselves? 
Why did they construct these enormous Moai statues or did they?
What's with this supposed battle researchers claim occurred there between two groups?

Friday, March 1, 2019

I'm On Arcane Radio Tonight

I'm on Arcane Radio tonight - Exploring the Unexplained. 

9 pm EST - LINK

I hope y'all listen in. You never know what subjects I will touch upon.


The Two-Toed People

The Vadoma people, also known as the Bantwana tribe, which means children/descendants, are a tribe living in the north of Zimbabwe, primarily in the Urungwe and Sipolilo districts on the Zambezi river valley.