Talking to Spirits So They’ll Listen

•March 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Paranormal Spectator

by Leah

Have you ever been interrogated? By the police, your parents, your boss? No one likes to be talked to in this manner. Well, someone might, but that’s a different thing altogether – if you know what I mean. (Another blog for another time…)

Imagine being stuck in a place that you simply cannot leave. You’ve got no family or friends around you. You see the same old scenery every day. You have a story to tell, but no one even knows you’re there, so how can they listen? It’s like being trapped—on an operating table, in a coma—and you can see and hear everything that’s going on around you, but no one even knows you are there. Or that you even exist.

In my mind, that’s how I imagine spirits feel.

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How To Catch A Fake

•February 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Abnormal Realm

During college, one of the elective courses I selected to take was an introduction to digital imaging. The class taught how to scan and save pictures onto a computer along with basic lessons on photo editing with an earlier version of Photoshop. At the time, the ability to manipulate images I viewed to be exciting as one would no longer be limited to errors of film cameras where flaws such as red eye could easily be corrected. In learning this technology, I realized I could never again trust any picture taken of something paranormal.

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The Power of Thought: Tulpas

•February 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

…I know you’re scratching your head and wondering, “What. The. Heck? What is that word? Is that a monster? Is this chick making up stuff from the X-Files?” Just bear with me. A tulpa (from Tibetan mysticism), also known as a thoughtform in Western mysticism, is thought to be a physical formation generated by a powerful concentration of thought. It, essentially, is a materialized thought that has taken physical form. A mind-created apparition, if you will…

Paranormal Georgia Investigations

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OK. I’ll admit it. Most all of the recent spate of paranormal TV shows irritate the bejeezus out of me, but what’s most interesting about said shows is that they do point out to us the supposed “most haunted” locations in our country and around the world. The Queen Mary, Waverly Hills, the Stanley Hotel, the West Virginia Federal Penitentiary, just to name a few, are the focus of many of these shows and typically, compelling evidence is collected. And not just by reality paranormal shows (if you can believe their evidence). Search the Internet for video or audio evidence from any of these well-known haunted locations and homegrown groups, like us, have shelled out money for private investigations and, luckily, gathered stunning audio and video evidence. And you have to wonder, “Wait, these guys, this Podunck Paranormal Hunters, they…

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Ghost Hunting For Thrills is Tactless And Cruel

•January 9, 2017 • 1 Comment

This is an excellent article and a must read for any paranormal investigator or amateur ghost hunter.

The Search For Life After Death

It’s October!  There’s a beautiful sense of withdrawing as the nights become longer and the trees give up their green for gold.  For thousands of years, this was celebrated as the time when the veil between the worlds was thinnest and communication with the dead was possible.   We continue this tradition through the modern holiday of Halloween and with it, all that represents our dark affection for all things paranormal.  Unfortunately, October is also the month that paranormal and ghost hunting shows are at their zenith, and a new crop of so-called ‘ghost hunters’ appear each year, parroting the awful techniques they see on television.  For some, ghosts are something to be exploited for thrills and YouTube hits.  Well, I think it’s time I finally put my two cents in about it.

I discovered ghost hunting long before cable television was filled with paranormal reality television shows. Digital cameras were still new on the market, and I was…

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Christmas Hauntings: True Christmas Ghost Tales

•December 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Prosperous New Year dear Parapeeps

Paranormal Magazine UK

By Charlene Kemp

Christmas and ghost stories, it may seem that the two dont fit together well, but they actually do. When you think about it why wouldnt our love ones pay us a visit at such a special time if they can, to offer us reassurance, make us feel their prescene and their love.

Even though it is not popular now days, in victorian times it was some what of a tradition at christmas time to gather around a fire and tell one another spooky ghostly tales. Remember that the victorian era is where spiritualism, seances, ectoplasm and table rapping became popular so it would make sense that victorians would have done such traditions rooting back to their roots in pagan custom.

Evidence lining this is in a line from ‘Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ where it is mentioned ” There’ll be scary ghost stories and…

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Stone Tape and a Guy Named Schumann

•November 10, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Paranormal Georgia Investigations

When trying to explain residual hauntings, many paranormal investigators will fall back on the “Stone Tape” hypothesis to explain how a moment in time can play back like a recording, over and over again. There’s just one huge problem with this idea. How does the moment record itself? What is the mechanism? The other problem is that there are minimal to no magnetic properties when considering wood, gypsum and paper (the main “ingredients” in drywall), clay (a.k.a. brick), and all the other materials of which modern homes are made. So, how can we reconcile the paranormal as a recording?

A traditional recorder utilizes magnetic tape, but speaking at the magnetic tape will not record your voice. You need the addition of a read/write head to store the wave patterns of your voice onto the magnetic tape.* The Stone Tape hypothesis posits that moments in time, emotions, actions, what have you, imprint…

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That Insufferable Whisper and Other EVP Problems – News Article – Supernatural Magazine

•October 30, 2016 • Leave a Comment

  Have you ever watched one of those ghost hunting shows where an English speaking investigator conducts an investigation in a seven hundred year old Latvian castle? Me too, but something odd happens that might make someone think that the investigators are engaging in shenanigans of the worst kind, faking evidence.

You watch as your favourite ghost hunter begins an EVP, asking a series of questions in perfect English. The next day, upon evidence review, they discover that they indeed did get answers to their questions but wait, something even odder than some dead 700 year old Latvian count answering occurs. Rather than answering those questions in his native tongue they hear the answers in perfect English. What the hell?

If you’re anything like me, and chances are you are, you may question how this is possible. How does a dead guy from the 14th century answer questions in a language he would not be familiar with? A completely reasonable question. Could fakery be afoot?

EVP or electronic voice phenomena, is quite possibly one of the most controversial subjects in the history of ghost hunting. The above mentioned scenario being enough to make anyone think that something stinks and it’s not just a dead Latvian speaking English. Other question abound. Questions that deserve an answer.

So what are these questions? Well, how does something that lacks the necessary hardware speak? How does a dead person not familiar with English answer EVP questions in English? And dear god, what is with that insufferable whisper? These are all very reasonable questions but before you fly into a rage of cynical scepticism, assuming such a thing exists, you may want to consider that theories exist to make an attempt at answering these questions. However, I warn you, these theories are just that theories and not hard answers. Because, well, when it comes to matters of dealing with the dead, theories are all we got.

Continue reading here…  http://supernaturalmagazine.com/articles/that-insufferable-whisper-and-other-evp-problems

 
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