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

Getting Help

•August 25, 2016 • 1 Comment

I do not have conventional TV around the house – my cable is for internet alone – so, if I want to watch paranormal TV shows, I have to find them online.  Recently, I’ve made my w…

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The Physical Body: Why is it so important?

•August 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Monsters and Magic

There is a tendency in ‘spiritual’ circles to fall into a fallacy about the physical body. The thinking goes something like this: I am a spiritual being having a physical experience; therefore, if I could just shuck this body, I could be a more spiritual person. I was, in the past, involved with a group that actually expressed this as the spirit, that part of us which is a part of the All, being trapped or imprisoned in the body. Our goal then was to set aside the physical as much a possible and pay close attention to the spiritual. This tendency to try to disregard the body is especially strong in the Abrahamic religions where this thinking was taken to ridiculous extremes (and may still be) of asceticism and mortification of the flesh.

I could go on about why this state of affairs has come to pass but I…

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The Evocation of Anger

•July 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Monsters and Magic

I had the misfortune recently to finally come down with some sort of upper respiratory plague. I do not get sick very often but, when I do, I do it well and I am not a believer in ‘toughing it out’ unless there is a compelling reason to do so. Instead, I took a couple of days off of work and watched some TV when I was not napping.

Of course, that television had to include some paranormal shows. I had the opportunity to watch several episodes of “Monster and Mysteries in America’ which I found campy and amusing and one of the ghost shows that I had not seen before. I am not going to name the show but, as with other paranormal investigation shows that I have watched, there was a whole lot of anger going on.

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Now, I have given my opinion of ‘provoking’ tactics in a…

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Re-Blog: Tulpas, Thoughtforms and Monsters, Oh My!

•June 30, 2016 • 2 Comments

Monsters and Magic

John_William_Waterhouse_-_Magic_CircleThis is a blog that I wrote back in 2013 but, given some of the rumblings about thought forms I have been hearing on-line, I thought this was a good time to re-post it.  

I am an inveterate podcast listener. The job that puts bread on the table can, at times, be very repetitive, requiring little in the way of thought, so I often spice up my day by listening to one or the other of the paranormal podcasts on the Web. The other day I was listening to an interview with the noted paranormal author, Nick Redfern and the discussion turned to the place of tulpas in monster lore. I realized, as I listened to this show, that while I had referred to these beings obliquely in some of my posts, I have not dedicated a post to this subject.

First off, a point of definition. In my…

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