Sunday, November 29, 2020

Christmas Stocking Stuffers For Everyone



Christmas stockings are more than just a decoration, they house little small gifts and, if chosen properly, are some of your family's favorite treats!

Here's some ideas - 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas Gifts and Indulgences for Winter Lovers


With winter's arrival, some feel dread and depression, but many of us embrace it full force with face turned up to the snowflakes. 

Here's my favorite winter-themed gifts and indulgences. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Snow Monsters! Snow Monsters! Snow Monsters!


Winter's icy mantle is looming on the horizon and many locations are already seeing snow. When the world turns black and white, icy and forbidding, there is nothing that adds more atmosphere than snow monsters!

Let's take a spooky look at some of these icy legends - 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Christmas Gifts For Paranormal Geeks


Paranormal geeks are the most intelligent people with a deep desire to understand the universe. They are also terribly interesting and like to be very individual. So, perhaps this Christmas it is time to give them thumbs up for being spectacularly individual. Here's some para geek gift ideas - 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Enfield Poltergeist: Was This a Real Event?

"11-year-old London girl levitates!"

The reported Enfield Poltergeist case is one of the top most discussed and disputed poltergeist cases of all time. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Multidimensional Beings Caught in Photos!


For a lot of those interested in quantum physics, the paranormal, and aliens, a man has come forward claiming to be able to take photos of multidimensional beings.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Virtual Office Workers


There is a fine dance that occurs between home and office when one is working in a virtual office. Some simple measures to keep your home from feeling like a work place, but also being efficient are necessary. I will give some suggestions that might help define an area as office only or make it an efficient and attractive site to do business.

I've worked from home for 25 years so I really know how to make this work the long haul and make a home office an integral part of your home.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Creepiest Cave Finds


15-inch sandal - Lovelock Cave, NV

Caves are more than a hole in our earth that connects inner world to outer world. They are also places of harbor for strange creatures, ancient man, hidden treasures, amazing geological wonders, and possibly creepy monsters. 

Let's take a look at what creepy finds can be seen in caves. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Superstitions of Friday the 13th

You know you love it - Friday the 13th. It's like giving the middle finger to that superstitious OCD side of yourself. We all have it, that part of the primitive brain that believes in protection, amulets, and the like. Let's talk about superstition and then dive right into this happy Friday the 13th.

When looking through some superstitions, it becomes apparent that it would be hard to get through an entire day if you had to stop and observe all of them.

Superstitions are the belief that something supernatural can affect our physical world unless the human does some magical gesture. In some forms of OCD, this magical belief is part of a dysfunctional thinking pattern that leads a person compelled to keep checking a lock or taking a certain amount of steps in every sidewalk square. Superstition is found in religions and folklore. Ask an athlete who keeps a penny in his left shoe-he made a superstitious correlation that he had something amazing happen when he did that and henceforth will not press his "luck." Talk to ghost investigators about "saging."

Here's just some superstitions. Which ones do you actually succumb to?

Friday the 13th is an unlucky day
Break a mirror--seven years bad luck
Walking under a ladder causes bad luck
A black cat crossing your path is bad luck
A rabbit's foot brings good luck
Wearing clothes inside out is good luck
Crossing your fingers brings good luck
A lock of hair from a baby's first haircut is lucky
A sailor wearing an earring cannot drown
If you drop a fork, a woman will visit
Cat's take away a baby's breath
Warm hands, cold heart

I admit that when I was a kid, I used to have the hardest time with the mirror superstition. To my young mind, a fractured image would mean a fractured person who was reflected in that mirror. When I broke a mirror, I made sure not to lean over the pieces and be caught in the fragments.

Some time between sixth and seventh grade, I got past this fear and actually opened umbrellas indoors and found it enchanting to have a black cat cut across my path. I tested such concepts a lot and noticed the sky did't fall in. In fact, to this day, Friday the 13th is my lucky day which is, in itself, a superstition.

That 13 thing is a strong superstition. In fact, buildings built in the heyday of fear, didn't post a 13th floor!

Here's is what Wikipedia says about the 13th floor: "Reasons for omitting a thirteenth floor include triskaidekaphobia on the part of the building's owner or builder, or a desire by the building owner or landlord to prevent problems that may arise with superstitious tenants, occupants, or customers. Based on an internal review of records, Dilip Rangnekar of Otis Elevators estimates that 85% of the buildings with elevators did not have a floor named the 13th floor. Future building designers, fearing a fire on the 13th floor, or fearing tenants' superstitions about the rumor, decided to omit having a 13th floor listed on their elevator numbering. This practice became commonplace, and eventually found its way into mainstream culture and building design."

One curious horror movie delved into what would happen if there was a hidden 13th floor - "Nightmare on the 13th Floor."

Of course, on a day like today, nothing beats "Friday the 13th." 

Great book on superstitions: Superstitions and Why We Have Them by Max Cryer.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Fire Pit Cooking: The New Kitchen!


Outdoor cooking has become the new rage with homebound folks looking for new inventive ways to make their meals. These aren't your gas-operated grill in a fancy outdoor kitchen. These are an open fire, a tripod, a pan or a dutch oven as if on a high-powered campout. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Ancient Humans With Huge Skulls

The Boskop Man (Homo capensis) was discovered in 1913 in South Africa. Digging commenced and more of these skulls were found, revealing that it was not an individual with a deformity. 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Top 5 Places to Encounter a Ghost


Back in 2009 I developed a haunted formula to judge how likely a location is to be haunted. There were certain characteristics that were in common in the 50 very reportedly haunted locations. 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Inuits and Ancient Giants


Let's continue our journey investigating the giants of the Native People of the North. Today, we are going to talk about the Inuits of Canada and Alaska region.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Skull Valley Monster on the Loose?


This post is researched and written by researcher Dennis Guern and myself. 

The more we research into the western US and the oddities, the more we keep getting drawn to Utah where there is much more layers of weirdness to uncover than has already been uncovered. 

In the started of Unexplained Utah, we begin this installment about the Skull Valley Beast - 

Monday, November 2, 2020

When You Think a Relative is Haunting You


(my grandfather Eivind Thorvaldsen from Trondheim) 

Perhaps one of the most often asked questions about hauntings involves an individual believing they are being haunted by a relative. Sometimes they feel comforted, other times unsettled. Let's take a look at this phenomena. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Amazing Sculpture Found in Mountains: Ancient Artist?



Life-long explorer, adventurer and researcher, Don Monroe, has a million stories to tell, only he's been on the road nonstop, busy hiking the back country in dozens of countries, climbing the highest peaks and crawling in the deepest caves to understand this natural world we live in. He has hunted, tracked, trapped, cast footprints, talked to Native people, continued several-decade long ongoing research projects, devoured tons of research books, and ultimately sought answers about every aspect of nature and all the mysteries within. During those travels, he came across many unusual things. What I am presenting now is one of them -