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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Extrasolar Planets Exist, photographed for the 1st time

A little more of the universe has been pried out of the shadows. Two groups of astronomers have taken the first pictures of what they say — and other astronomers agree — are most likely planets going around other stars. The achievement, the result of years of effort on improved observational techniques and better data analysis, presages more such discoveries, the experts said, and will open the door to new investigations and discoveries of what planets are and how they came to be formed. “It’s the tip of the iceberg,” said Christian Marois of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria, British Columbia. “Now that we know they are there, there is going to be an explosion.” Dr. Marois is the leader of a team that recorded three planets circling a star known as HR 8799 that is 130 light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. The other team, led by Paul Kalas of the University of California, Berkeley, found a planet orbiting the star Fomalhaut, only 25 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Piscis Austrinus. In an interview by e-mail, Dr. Kalas said that when he finally confirmed his discovery last May, “I nearly had a heart attack.” In scratchy telescope pictures released Thursday in Science Express, the online version of the journal Science, the planets appear as fuzzy dots that move slightly around their star from exposure to exposure. Astronomers who have seen the new images agreed that these looked like the real thing. “I think Kepler himself would recognize these as planets orbiting a star following his laws of orbital motion,” Mark S. Marley of the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.

, wrote in an e-mail message elaborating on HR 8799. More than 300 so-called extrasolar planets have been found circling distant stars, making their discovery the hottest and fastest-growing field in astronomy. But the observations have been made mostly indirectly, by dips in starlight as planets cross in front of their home star or by wobbles they induce going by it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Pyramid Discovered In Egypt

A new pyramid has been discovered deep beneath Egyptian sands, archaeologists announced. The 4,300-year-old monument is believed to be the tomb of Queen Sesheshet, the mother of Pharaoh Teti, the founder ancient Egypt's 6th dynasty. Once nearly five stories tall, the pyramid—or at least what remains of it—lay beneath 23 feet (7 meters) of sand as well as a small shrine and mud-brick walls from later periods. The discovery is the third known "subsidiary" pyramid to the tomb of Teti. It's also the second pyramid discovered this year in Saqqara, an ancient royal burial complex near current-day Cairo. "I always say you never know what the sands of Egypt might hide," said Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA). "This might be the most complete subsidiary pyramid ever found at Saqqara," added Hawass, who is also a National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence. Surprise in the Sand Archaeologists found remnants of a white limestone casing for the surviving, 16-foot-tall (5-meter-tall) pyramid base. The angle of the base helped them determine that the pyramid's walls stood at a 51-degree angle. Based on that angle, the team determined that the pyramid was originally 46 feet (14 meters) tall and about 72 feet (22 meters) square at its base. The researchers were somewhat surprised to find a pyramid here, since they thought the area had been exhausted.

Archaeologists had already found subsidiary pyramids for Teti's two principal wives Iput I and Khuit, a hundred years ago and in 1994, respectively. Teams have been digging in the area for more than 20 years. "One hundred years ago they used to take sand and put it in unexcavated areas," Hawass said. "The archaeologists in the past used this area as a location for the sand.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Phantom Black Cat Of Washington - Paranormal, Ghosts and Hauntings

This week seemed an apt time to ponder our nation's political ghosts. We all know Abraham Lincoln haunts the White House along with Andrew Jackson and a host of first ladies, Woodrow Wilson is seen in a rocking chair at Blair House, and a great many ghosts are associated with the other federal government buildings in Washington. But one ghost is known to be seen in at least two places always heralding disaster for the nation. It is the Phantom black cat. Seen in the basements of the White House, the mall and the Capitol, DC as it is called (short for Demon Cat) is reported to appear just before national disasters. When seen, it is sometimes reported to appear as a kitten, but as you get closer it grows into a menacing and angry tiger-like animal with red glowing eyes. It is only seen at night, and normally only by people that are alone. It made an appearance before the stock market crash of 1929, and again before the assassination of John F. Kennedy. At the White House, it is usually seen during times - such as now - when the presidency is moving to a new person. The origin of the story may lie with the fact that the capitol was once infested with rats.

The problem became so severe, that caretakers released a large number of cats in the building to control the rat population. Ever since, the black cat has made his appearance. Guards fear even talking about seeing the animal, mainly as it might cause them to lose their security clearance, but stories abound from retired federal employees.

Monday, November 10, 2008

EVP, What Is EVP, EVP Definition, Electronic voice phenomena, Paranormal, Ghosts, Spirits

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are sections of static noise on the radio or electronic recording that some listeners believe sound like voices speaking words; paranormal investigators sometimes interpret these noises as the voices of ghosts or spirits. Recording EVP has become a technique of those who attempt to contact the souls of dead loved ones or during ghost hunting activities. According to parapsychologist Konstantin Raudive, who popularized the idea, EVP are typically brief, usually the length of a word or short phrase.

References to EVP have appeared in the reality television shows Paranormal State, Most Haunted, Celebrity Paranormal Project, and Ghost Hunters, the fictional television series Supernatural, Medium, Maury (TV series) and Ghost Whisperer and Hollywood films such as White Noise and The Sixth Sense.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Ghost Stories, Scary Halloween E cards, Spooky Thrills E cards

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Halloween Ghost stories and viewing of Halloween Horror movies are common fixtures of Halloween Nights
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Scary Halloween Stories, Creepy Ghost Stories, Halloween Horror

It's the time for Scary Halloween and what is a scary Halloween without scary Halloween ghost stories? Ghosts and ghoul and the devil come out to play in the collection of the scariest halloween stories published on American Folklore.

The White Wolf
A girl dreams of an evil white wolf, and finds her dream coming true.

The Future
A young girl goes to a psychic to find out what is in store for her future.

Sachs Bridge
A photographer visits a creepy old bridge and takes some surprising photographs.

Haunted Christmas
A man hears footsteps following him on his way home from the midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

The Ghost of Pearl White
A young girl watches each night as a woman climbs the staircase to the apartment on the upper floor, never suspecting that the woman is a ghost.

Big Liz
A slave girl is murdered by her master when she turns spy for the Yankees.

Black Aggie
An evil statue comes to life at night in the cemetery.

The Ghost in the Alley
The vengeful ghost of a murdered girl haunts an alley

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dream Analysis, Dream Interpretation And Cosmic Consciousness

A dream unifies the body, mind, and spirit.Dreams are unique. No other individual can have your background, your emotions, or your experiences. Every dream is connected with your own "reality". Thus, in interpreting your dreams it is important to draw from your personal life and experiences.Understanding your dreams, you will have a better understanding and discovery of your true self.

Type Of Dreams

* Daydreams
* Lucid Dreams
* Nightmares
* Recurring Dreams
* Healing Dreams
* Prophetic Dreams
* Signal Dreams
* Epic Dreams

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Dream Theorists:

Sigmund Freud

In order to live in a civilized society, we tend to hold back or urges and repress our urges and impulses. However, these urges and impulses must be released in some way and have a way of coming to the surface in disguised forms.

One way these urges and impulses are released is through our dreams. Freud understood the symbolic nature of dreams and believed they were a direct connection to our unconscious, what Freud refers to as the id. The id is centered around pleasure, desire, unchecked urges and wish fulfillment. During our waking hours, the desires of the id are suppressed by the superego, which acts as a censor for the id. The superego enforces the moral codes for the ego and blocks unacceptable impulses of the id. Because your guard is down during the dream state, your unconscious has the opportunity to act out and express the hidden desires of the id.

Carl Jung

In the beginning, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1960) studied under Sigmund Freud. Eventually, their differing views on dreams caused a major rift and each went their separate ways.

Like Freud, Jung believed in the existence of the unconscious. However, he didn't see the unconscious as animalistic, instinctual, and sexual; he saw it as more spiritual. Dreams were a way of communicating and acquainting ourselves with the unconscious. Dreams were not attempts to conceal our true feelings from the waking mind, but rather they were a window to our unconscious. They served to guide the waking self to achieve wholeness. Dreams offered a solution to a problem we are facing in our waking life.

Jung viewed the ego as one's sense of self and how we portray ourselves to the world. Part of Jung's theory was that all things can be viewed as paired opposites (i.e. good/evil, male/female, or love/hate). And thus working in opposition to the ego, is the "counterego" or what he referred to as the shadow. The shadow represents rejected aspects of yourself that you do not wish to acknowledge. It is considered an aspect of yourself which is somewhat more primitive, uncultured, and awkward.

Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler (1870 -1937) believed that dreams were an important vehicle to mastering control over our waking lives. They were problem solving devices. Dreams need to be brought to conscious light and interpreted so that we can better understand and solve our problems. It is important to learn from our dreams and incorporate
Adler saw dreams as a way of overcompensating for the shortcomings in our waking life. For example, if a person is unable to stand up to their boss, then he or she may feel more comfortable (and safely) to lash out their anger at the boss in a dream. Dreams offer some sort of satisfaction that may be more socially acceptable.

Frederick Perls

Frederick Perls (1893-1970) was the founder of Gestalt therapy. With Gestalt therapy, it seeks to fill our emotional voids so that we can become a unified whole. Perls believed that dreams contain the rejected, disowned parts of the Self. Every character and every object in a dream represents an aspect of ourselves. Thus, he rejected the notion that dream imagery was part of a universal symbolic language. Each dream is unique to the individual who dreams it.

Perls believed that in order to discover what aspect of yourself is being disowned, it is important to retell your dream in the present tense. Additionally, it is equally important to verbalize how each and every component in your dream feels, even inanimate objects. It may help to even act out the dream and play different roles. Start a dialogue with the dream object and express how you feel toward each other. By taking on a different role within your dream, you may then be able to acknowledge and realize feelings that you may have overlooked or buried.

New Age Theory

Interpretation of dreams is also a part of contemporary pop and new age culture. Edgar Cayce claimed that through dreaming, people are given access to their spirit, and further, that all possible questions could be answered from the inner consciousness given the proper awareness.

Want to explore more on Life, Death And Across? What is there after death? Is mind and soul different? What is real consciousness? How does spirituality affect our real life? Do you believe in Co Existence of materialistic world and divine spirituality? Find your answers from the musing of the solitary blogger, the dreamer, the poet here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ghosts forced Millionaire spooked from haunted house

Do you believe in paranormal phenomenon? Ghosts in haunted house? A recent haunted house experience has been noted at Clifton Hall in Nottinghamshire.

According to BBC News, A millionaire businessman from Nottinghamshire has said ghosts forced him to flee his 52-room mansion.

Clifton Hall was bought by Anwar Rashid for £3.6m in 2007, but he has now handed it back to the bank.

Mr Rashid claimed that during the eight months the family lived there they were haunted by mysterious figures and found unexplained blood stains on bedclothes.

He called in paranormal investigators and said he stopped paying the mortgage as a last resort.

The 32-year-old, who is worth £25m, made his money through a chain of nursing homes and a hotel in Dubai, and owns 26 properties.

He and his wife Nabila, 25, moved into Clifton Hall - which dates back to the Norman conquest - with their daughters, aged seven, five and three, and 18-month-old son.

When we found red blood spots on the baby's quilt, that was the day my wife said she'd had enough, said Anwar Rashid

Mr Rashid said: "I fell for its beauty but behind the facade it is haunted...

"The ghosts didn't want us to be there and we could not fight them because we couldn't see them."

He said the paranormal experiences began on the day they moved in, ranging from tapping on the wall and unexplained voices to ghostly presences taking the forms of their children.

Mr Rashid added: "When we found red blood spots on the baby's quilt, that was the day my wife said she'd had enough. We didn't even stay that night."

Paranormal experts were unable to solve the problem.

The family left in August 2007 and Mr Rashid, who now lives in Wollaton, stopped paying the mortgage in January. The Yorkshire Bank finally reclaimed the hall on Thursday.

He said: "When people used to tell me about ghosts, I would never believe them and would say 'whatever'.

"But I would have to tell any new owner that it was haunted having experienced it."

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Paranormal Series from LIVING network

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Now that we've covered those aspects of Paranormal Series, let's turn to some of the other factors that need to be considered.
This article on paranormal series has been taken from here.
LIVING Commissions Paranormal Series
LONDON, March 6: LIVING network has ordered Living with the Dead, an eight-part series from Original Productions UK.
The show explores the most haunted homes around the U.K., and features psychic mediums Johnnie Fiori and Ian Lawman and paranormal investigator Mark Webb. The team will work together with homeowners who are literally petrified to the point of despair about their unwanted spiritual house guests.

Living with the Dead will air exclusively on LIVING in spring 2008. Stewart Morris serves as the executive producer for Original Productions UK, with Richard Greenwood serving as the series producer and Peter Eyre as the series director.

“With LIVING having established the paranormal genre on U.K. television, people are still fascinated by ghostly goings on,” said Mark Sammon, the commissioning editor for LIVING. “While Most Haunted continues to lead the way in exploring public locations across the country, Living with the Dead will confront the terror that lurks behind the net curtains, looking at the real ghost stories that exist in everyday peoples’ lives.”
—By Ned Berke

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

True Valentine's Day Ghost Story

The following article tells you have an experience with Valentine's Day Ghost.Sometimes the most important aspects of a subject are not immediately obvious. Keep reading to get the complete picture. This Valentines day true ghost story has been taken from here.The Valentine's Day Ghost-(This story happened to a workmate of my auntie's in Liverpool's James Street railway station about three years ago.)

It was Valentine's Night, and the young husband had decided to take his wife out for a meal to Liverpool. After having had a pleasant evening, the pair went to Liverpool's James Street Station to get the last train home.
As they sat in the station chatting to each other, the husband noticed that there was a very smartly-dressed young lady, in a 1940's style black suit, sitting on the same bench as them. From the neatness of her attire, the woman looked as if she worked in an office. However, the man became puzzled when he noticed that she was staring fixedly straight ahead, and did not move at all.
Just then, the train came in, and the strange lady got up first and boarded the train ahead of the couple, who decided to enter the same compartment. As they stepped inside, the husband noticed that the compartment was empty, and there was no other way that the woman could have exited the compartment, except to pass by the couple. Frowning, the man asked his wife if she had seen the lady who had sat by them on the bench step into the compartment. Returning his frown, the wife shook her head and asked, "What woman?"
The husband replied: "You know,t he lady who was sitting by us."
Again, looking puzzled, the woman shook her head and denied, again, that she had seen any woman on the bench.
Being a very level-headed person, the husband came to the conclusion that even though he did not believe in ghosts, there had been something very strange indeed about the lady's whole aspect. Maybe, he surmised, with it being Valentine's Day, and with her 1940's style attire, the woman could have been a spirit of a young lover going to meet her fiance, and perhaps someting tragic had happened in that railway station once she had boarded the train.
Who knows?
James Street station is a very old station, with a lot of history. During the war, for example, people used to go down in its tunnels to shelter from the Nazi bombings.

Hope you enjoy the Valentine's Day Ghost Story.

Friday, February 8, 2008

UFO sightings in Britain is at a hike of 40% -MoD UFO Report

The more you understand about any subject, the more interesting it becomes. As you read this article you'll find that the subject of UFO sightings is certainly no exception.
Knowledge can give you a real advantage. To make sure you're fully informed about UFO sightings, keep reading.
The number of UFO sightings in Britain soared by 40% last year.The apparent abduction by spaceship of a man's tent, car and dog was one of 135 reports of UFO sightings in Britain last year, according to details released by the Ministry of Defense (MoD).The Ministry of Defence logged 135 reports - up from 97 in 2006.Three pilots were among more than 100 – mainly anonymous – people who reported the sightings, which included a flying saucer in Staffordshire and a fast-moving triangular object in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Two of the pilots were flying over Alderney in the Channel Islands when they saw bright orange objects, they said, while the other saw a "balloon-like object" over the South-west.One, Ray Bowyer, 50, said: "I'm not saying it was from another world, but I've never seen anything like it in all my years of flying."Discs, formations, white or orange lights, triangular shaped craft and pipe-like objects were all spotted in 2007. Reports were lodged from all over England, Scotland and Wales at all times of the year.One witness in Rotherham said they saw "a bright triangular object in the sky. It was stationary at first and then moved".
Another in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, spotted: "Fifty objects, each with a single orange light. They gathered before ascending directly upwards."
The MoD is trying to be more open with its archives and files on UFOs. The ministry admitted that unless the reportings indicate a threat to national security, they are not investigated further.Hilary Porter, from the British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society, said: "There has been a huge influx of UFOs. Absolutely enormous. There has been these huge formations that have been coming."Nick Pope, a former MoD official who was responsible, between 1991 and 1994, for investigating UFO sightings, said: "I welcome the MoD's new openness on this subject. Others maintain the vast majority of the sightings can be explained. Many are helicopters, weather balloons or satellites, while others are optical illusions or unusual cloud formations.
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Ghost of Anna Nicole Smith haunts Hotel Hard Rock Room No. 607

Do you ever feel like you know about Ghost of Anna Nicole Smith to be dangerous? We don't know whether her ghost is dangerous or not but it is really interesting and a bit scary to know that Anna Nicole Smith's ghost is there in the haunted room number 607 in hotel Hard Rock,Hollywood.So far, we've uncovered some interesting facts about Ghost of Anna Nicole Smith.Ghost of Anna Nicole Smith haunts Hotel Hard Rock Room No. 607.This article has been taken from National Ledger reported by Christi Hall.Anna Nicole Smith Ghost Haunts the Hard Rock?Does Anna Nicole Smith still haunt the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.? On person believes that he ghost is there. It is exactly one year since the Playboy Playmate passed away and the entertainment media went into a frenzy. Anna Nicole died in room 607 of the popular resort in February 2007 at the age of 39. Anna Nicole Smith Ghost Haunts the Hard Rock hotel?Now at least one guest that attended a party there earlier this year believes that she has spotted Anna's spirit wandering the resort. According to a report from In Touch Weekly a woman named Stephanie Pont was among the guests who paid up to $200 to party at the hotel's Passion club on New Year’s Eve.
The guest tells the weekly entertainment magazine that she believes that she saw the late star's ghost wandering the hotel. “The ghost looked just like Anna,” Pont says. “I saw her in the hotel lobby." Who you gonna call?
It’s the talk of the area,” says a local resident. “Anna hasn’t left the building yet.” Smith's death sparked a bitter custody battle over her little baby Dannielynn Hope. Eventually DNA tests would prove that California photographer Larry Birkhead was the father and he now has custody of the little girl.Now you can understand why there's a growing interest in Ghost of Anna Nicole Smith. When people start looking for more information about Ghost of Anna Nicole Smith, you'll be in a position to meet their needs.

Scary Victorian Ghost Story and Horror

I am very fond of scary ghost stories, horror movies and horror stories.Paranormal phenomena attracts me a lot and I am keen to explore the truth behind the paranormal experience. Is there anything paranormal in this world? Do you believe in ghosts?Do you believe in unresolved mysteries?I know no body can answer with 100% confidence but something is there. Some energy,some existence that we can't explain is there. That is called paranormal,Ghost or something scary.Whatever,whether there is ghost or paranormal existence or not, but we all love to know more on these paranormal activities. We love to read true ghost stories. Here is a one that I have found an interesting victorian ghost story by Ken Preston. Thanks to Ken.If you like Victorian mysteries, vampires, demons, secret societies, cliff hanger endings and memorable characters, all served with a dash of Sherlock Holmes and Hammer Horror, then the Caxton Tempest books are for you.Here the story follows-

A Victorian Ghost Story by Ken Preston

Mrs De Runtzen's jewels

One freezing, foggy night in early February Inspector Arthur C. Behrends of the Metropolitan Police walked along a cramped, shabby alleyway off the Whitechapel Road, a scruffy, barefoot little boy running on ahead of him as his guide. The Inspector was in pursuit of the solution to a mystery, a scandalous crime that had shocked the finer elements of London society. He believed that solution lay here, in the slum-dwellings of the poor.

Sometimes he would lose sight of the unkempt boy as he disappeared in the clammy grasp of the thick, gray fog, but then moments later he would appear again, urging the Inspector on with quick, insistent whispers.

“This way, mister! Down ’ere, quickly, quickly!”

Occasionally Behrends would be compelled to stop as a sudden dark shape appeared through the eddies and swirls of the smog, a ghostly shadow emerging from the mist to become a filthy, bent beggar, wheezing his pitiful entreaties into Behrends’ ear, or a haggard old woman, offering to sell the policeman a pair of pig’s trotters.

Behrends dismissed them all, waving them away contemptuously, for he was a dour, tubby little man, and his social graces were sorely lacking in every respect. It was said by his colleagues that his temper was even shorter than he was, but that when provoked into a fit of passionate rage he could grow twice his normal size.

“Down ’ere, mister,” the street urchin said, suddenly appearing wraith like through the fog and pointing down a side street.

Behrends followed the boy down the cramped street. The black, filthy buildings towered over him on either side, threatening to close in on him and squeeze the breath from his freezing lungs. Somewhere in the distance he could hear a group of men singing a bawdy song set to the tune of a Salvation Army hymn, and a woman shrieking, with delight or fear he could not tell. He passed broken windows, patched up with rags and paper, and his feet sloshed through a foul river of sludge, the underground cesspits having overflowed in the recent storms. They reached a warped, broken down door, which the boy pushed open, and entered a dismal little room, lit only by the fire burning in the grate.

A woman sat at a table assembling matchboxes, dropping them in an untidy pile on the floor beside her. Her face and bare arms were as white as ivory in the flickering light of the fire, apart from the scattering of blue and yellow bruises that marked her flesh. Two filthy children sat silently on the floor, their faces blank with hunger.

Ignoring the woman and children Inspector Behrends and his guide passed through the room and ascended a flight of perilously rickety steps to the first floor. Behrends stepped carefully, unable to see much in the poor light. As he climbed he ran his hand along the damp, mildewed wall to steady himself.

“In ’ere mister,” the boy said, pushing open a door into a shabby little bedroom, lit by a single, sputtering gas lamp.

Two rickety, cast iron beds dominated the tiny room. On one of these decrepit beds lay a white haired man, covered from his neck to his toes by a stained, threadbare sheet, tucked up under his chin. He was shivering violently.

Beside him, on the edge of the other bed, sat a thin, haggard looking woman, her trembling hands clasped together as though in prayer.

A mean little fire burned pitifully in a black grate, providing precious little comfort against the cold and damp.

“Is it the peelers?’ the man said, his hoarse, cracked voice penetrating the silence like a knife.

“My name is Inspector Behrends, I believe you have some information about the desecration of Mrs De Runtzen’s grave,” Behrends said, still standing in the doorway.

“Yeah, that’s right, that’s right,” came back the hoarse reply. “Molly, let the Inspector sit down, there’s a good lass.”

The thin, haggard woman shuffled between the beds and found herself another spot, and Behrends sat down next to the man, who looked up at him from his sickbed with bruised, haunted eyes. Behrends caught the whiff of cheap booze on his breath and stale sweat on his body. Behind the hollow walls he could hear the constant scurrying to and fro of rats.

“My name’s Bill Sketch,” the man said, his dry, cracked lips parting to reveal a few rotten, dark brown teeth, and a black tongue.

Behrends looked at Sketch, at his gaunt face, and his shock of white hair.

“It were as black as coal yesterday,” Sketch said. “Ain’t that right, Molly? As black as midnight, it were.”

“And what happened,” Behrends said, “to turn your hair so white in a day?”

“D’yer believe in ghosts, Inspector?” Sketch whispered.

“No, I don’t,’ Behrends replied.

“Neither did I, not until last night, anyways,” Sketch said. He began coughing, a hacking cough that rattled deep in his chest, flecks of spittle flying from his cracked lips.

After a few moments the coughing fit subsided and Sketch lay back on the bed, gasping for breath, the filthy sheet still clinging to his gaunt body.

“I were as fit as a fiddle, up until yesterday,” he wheezed. “And now look at me. Now look at me.”

Sketch gasped for breath for a few moments, his rasping wheeze and the scratching and squeaking of the rats the only sounds in the damp, miserable room.

“I seen a ghost, Inspector,” he said, finally. “Seen her with me own eyes, and felt her chill touch on me own flesh, and her breath, Inspector, felt her breath fluttering across my face, and stinking of sickness and death.”

Sketch suffered another coughing fit, his frail body convulsing beneath the stained sheets.

“If’n yer please, Inspector,” he said, once his coughing had subsided, his voice weaker than before, “I could do with a sip of that hot stew that Molly made for me.”

Behrends looked where Sketch indicated and saw a dirty, battered tin cup containing a thin, watery gruel, in which floated tiny bits of unidentifiable meat and gristle. The Inspector picked up the cup, lukewarm to his touch, and held it to Sketch’s lips. He sipped noisily at the stew, the loud sucking sounds sending shivers of revulsion through Behrends’ body.

“Now come, come, my dear fellow,” he said. “All this talk about ghosts, it’s no wonder your nerves are so unsettled. Don’t you have something to tell me about Mrs De Runtzen?”

“That’s right, Inspector,” said Sketch, a rivulet of the watery stew running down his chin and onto the bed sheet. “That’s what I were tellin’ yer about, Mrs De Runtzen, and how me and ‘Jem the Rake’ robbed her of all her jewels.”

“Go on then lad,” Behrends said. “Confess all. After all, that’s what they say, isn’t it, that confession’s good for the soul.”

“Well, I hope that’s right, an’ then maybe I’ll get some peace from her, if not in this world, then maybe the next.

“It were like this Inspector, me an’ Jem we heard about Mrs De Runtzen havin’ died, an’ how she’d been buried wearin’ all her jewels still. Times is hard, Inspector, as I’ve no doubt yer can appreciate, an’ it seemed a little unfair to me and Jem that some old lady should go to her grave wearin’ more than I’ll ever earn in a lifetime.”

Inspector Behrends nodded, but said nothing. Like everyone else in London he had heard about the lavish burial, read about it in the paper. The De Runtzen family’s enormous wealth had been accrued from their trading company’s forays into the African interior. With the whole of the Dark Continent now carved up between the European countries the De Runtzen trading company was able to expand, shipping slaves, gold and ivory to every corner of the world, and so quickly making their fortune.

The elderly Mrs De Runtzen had taken to parading her newfound wealth by wearing it at every function she attended. Some said she never removed her jewellery at all, not for any reason. This rumour was finally given substance after her death, by the news that she was to be buried in her finest ball gown, her body adorned with her gold and silver bracelets, her necklaces, and precious stones.

Any fool could have predicted what would happen next.

“So you decided to desecrate her grave, and take her jewels.”

“That’s right, Inspector, that’s what we did, may God forgive our souls. We jumped over the wall of the De Runtzen estate the night after she’d been buried. It were pitch black, freezing cold and foggy. Yer could hardly see a foot in front of yer, and we stumbled about fer a long time like a couple of old drunks, but we found her all right, we found her. She’d only been buried that afternoon, and yer could still smell the freshly dug earth. Well, me and Jem we starts diggin’, and the diggin’s easy and goes quick fer the soil’s all loose and the spades cut through easy like. But Jem, he’s a bit nervous, an’ a bit headstrong, an’ before you know it he’s smashed through the coffin lid with his spade.

“ ‘Watch what yer doin’ Jem,’ I says. ‘We’ll have ’arf a London down here wonderin’ what’s goin’ on, all the racket yer makin.’

“We got the rest o’ the soil off the coffin, an’ we lifted the coffin lid up, an’ there she were, Inspector, all laid out in her finery, like they said she would be. Only…only…”

Sketch began trembling again, and he closed his eyes, but only for a moment, quickly opening them as though horrified at what he saw in the dark of his own mind.

“Well?” Behrends said. “Only what?”

“It were her eyes, Inspector,” Sketch whispered. “She had her eyes open, wide open, and was starin’ right at us, as though darin’ us to steal from her.”

“Don’t be stupid, man, she was dead,” said the Inspector. “Wasn’t she?”

“She had to be, Inspector, ’cos even if she hadn’t been dead when they buried her she were now, on account o’ the dirty great hole Jem had bashed in her head when his spade went through the coffin lid. Well Jem was all fer givin’ up right there an’ then, an’ goin’ home empty handed. He sat on the mound of dirt we’d dug up and stared at the old bird, and she stared right back up at us while I convinced him we had to carry on with it. In the end I had to throw a handkerchief over her eyes, just so’s she’d stop lookin’ at us, an’ we could get down there and start robbin’ her.”

“Very brave of you, I’m sure,” muttered Behrends. “Now come on, man, come on, what about the jewels?”

Sketch’s dark eyes took on a faraway look at the mention of the jewellery. He had stopped shivering now, but still lay with only his head protruding from underneath the stained, threadbare sheet.

“Ah, Inspector, we would have been set for life after pawnin’ that lot. Her coffin were full o’ gold and silver trinkets, bracelets, gold necklaces, diamond rings, ruby brooches bigger than yer fist. Lord knows how she ever walked around, all that weight draggin’ her down like that. It woulda tempted an honest man like yerself Inspector, it surely would. Me an’ Jem we set to work and gathered it all up in a bag we brought special, an’ it were the easiest pickin’s we ever had. Pretty soon we had everything like, apart from the rings on her fingers. An’ the old bird had rings on all her fingers, every single bloody one, an’ not just one ring either, but two or three, sometimes even four or five, as many as could be crammed on. But the thing was, all her fingers had swelled up, an’ those rings were stuck where they were, weren’t no use tryin’ to get any of them off.”

“So what did you do?” Behrends said.

“I cut off her fingers, one by one,” Sketch said, his voice dropping to a hoarse whisper. “It were a devil of a job, all I had to do it with were that rusty old knife over there…”

Behrends looked where Sketch nodded and saw a tiny, rusty pocketknife lying on the floor, in a dried pool of blood. The Inspector shuddered despite himself.

“…an’ I just had to hack away with it until it cut through the flesh. But the worst bit, the worst of all, were havin’ to break her fingers. The crunching noises her bones made were summat awful, thought it would wake up the whole bloody neighbourhood.”

Behrends sighed, and said, “It’s not going to go well with you in court, I can tell you that now. But perhaps the good Lord will have mercy on your soul for confessing your crimes. Now, where’s your accomplice, ‘Jem the Rake’?”

Sketch bit his lip and said nothing. He was shivering again.

“He’s dead, mister,” Molly said.

Behrends looked up, surpised. He had forgotten she was there.

“Dead? Dead? How on earth did he die?” he said.

“His missus found him yesterday with a hole in his head,” whispered Sketch. “Just like the hole he bashed in that old lady’s head. Lived long enough to say Mrs De Runtzen wanted her jewellery back.”

“Mrs De Runtzen wanted her jewellery back?” repeated Behrends. “How could that be? The poor woman was dead, you saw her with your own eyes!”

“D’yer believe in ghosts, Inspector?”

“So, you’re trying to tell me that Mrs De Runtzen rose from her grave and killed your accomplice in crime?” Behrends said. “More likely the two of you had an argument, a disagreement as to how your booty should be shared out no doubt, and you killed Jem, and now you are trying to lay the blame on a ghost. Now come on, man, we’ll forget about that, after all, London’s better off with one less of your kind roaming its streets; but what about the jewels, eh, where are you keeping them?”

“I shoulda listened to Jem,” Sketch said, ignoring Behrends now, a powerful trembling coursing through his body hidden by the dirty bed sheets. “I shoulda returned the jewels like he said, but I didn’t, I were too greedy. An’ last night she came, Inspector, she came and took her jewels back!”

“Come on, man, pull yourself together, you’re becoming hysterical!”

“Oh, Inspector, it were like some terrible nightmare, watchin’ that dreadful apparition stand at the end of the bed and dress herself with her necklaces and bracelets, and her ruby brooches, an’ starin’ at me, Inspector, all the time starin’ at me, just like she had when we dug her up. And in the end she stood there, all splendid like in her finery, but she hadn’t finished, Inspector, she couldn’t could she?”

“Why, what do you mean?” said Behrends.

“She had no fingers, Inspector, no fingers to put her rings on!”

Sketch was writhing in the bed now, and the single filthy sheet was falling from him, slowly uncovering him, first his shoulders, then his chest and upper arms, and on and on as the sheet tumbled to the floor.

“Oh, she had no fingers!” Sketch wailed.

Behrends watched, simultaneously appalled and fascinated as, like a conjurer revealing a magic trick, the bed sheet fell away to show Sketch’s mutilated, bloody hands. All of his fingers had been torn away at the knuckles. Molly had done her best to bandage Sketch’s hands, but the blood still seeped through the dirty rags.

Sketch was babbling like a madman now, and thrashing about the bed whilst Molly tried to hold him down and calm him.

Behrends slipped quietly from the room, casting one more repulsed glance at the blood stained pocketknife lying on the wooden floor. He hurried as quickly as he dare down the darkened, rickety old stairs, past the woman assembling matchboxes and her two children, and out into the foggy streets, leaving the cries of Bill Sketch behind him.

Such a thing as this could not be, Behrends’ rational mind told him. There had to be an explanation, a normal, down to earth explanation that had nothing to do with ghosts, or corpses rising from the dead.

Perhaps a visit to the funeral parlour, where Mrs De Runtzen’s body was laid out waiting to be buried again, would ease his troubled mind. After all, if she still lay in her coffin, as he fully expected her to, then that would prove what he already knew; that the dead did not rise from their graves to exact revenge upon those that wronged them.

A light still burned in the funeral parlour, despite the lateness of the hour, and Behrends was allowed access to see Mrs De Runtzen’s body.

As the undertaker lifted the lid on the coffin the Inspector felt the same sense of dread and fascination as when Sketch’s bed sheets had fallen back to reveal his mutilated hands. At the last moment Behrends almost called out to the undertaker to stop, and lower the lid, as an awful premonition fell over him that Mrs De Runtzen’s eyes would be open, and staring right at him.
The coffin lid opened to its full extent, and Behrends gasped at what he saw before him. It was not the dead lady’s eyes staring at him that caused him to recoil in horror, for they were closed. No, what the Inspector saw there was far worse than anything he had imagined. Mrs De Runtzen lay peacefully in the coffin, dressed in all her jewellery, the jewellery that had been taken from her cold, dead body only days before. Her hands were crossed over her chest, ending at her knuckles where Sketch had broken off her fingers one by one.

But now Mrs De Runtzen had a new set of fingers, one after another lying next to each of those mutilated knuckles. And there were two or three, sometimes even four or five rings crammed onto each of Bill Sketch’s severed fingers.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Over her dead body-Desperate ghost wife

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Sometimes a movie is so richly, gloriously, flamboyantly stupid that it starts to become fun to watch.
Over Her Dead Body is a gleefully daft project that not only has both Eva Longoria Parker and Jason Biggs in the same cast but centres on a jealous ghost, a confluence of idiotic elements that's impressive, you'll admit.
Mrs. Parker and Paul Rudd are Kate and Henry. They are deeply in love and getting married, but she dies on their wedding day. In keeping with the themes of the story, hers is a moronic sort of death.
Henry is heartbroken. Though Kate is dead, we saw enough of her in the first scene to know that she's an obsessive, bossy, nit-picking harridan, so -- yeah, who wouldn't miss her?
Henry's sister sends him off to a psychic named Ashley (Lake Bell), who is beautiful as well as prescient. Ashley will try to communicate with Kate's spirit in order to help Henry move on with his life. As it happens, Ashley not only communes with the dead, she gets a very distinct message from same: Back away from my man, beeyotch. As soon as it looks as if Ashley and Henry might be attracted to one another, Kate's ghost turns up to make Ashley's life a misery and to plunge the movie into sight-gag hell.

Kate can float, vanish, change her voice and walk through solid objects. She scares Ashley, tricks Ashley and helps Ashley make a fool of herself. Just in case that's not funny enough, the movie also has fat-dog moments and a loud farting sequence.
Truly, something for everyone.
What's dead Kate's problem? She thinks she is protecting Henry. It takes a long time before she sees that letting go is what's required.
Other than that, the movie has a subplot involving Henry's sister, Kate's diary and psychic fakery, and a further subplot in which Jason Biggs has to emote, wax macho, tear off his shirt and perhaps later fire his agent; anyone who goes to the movies without Gravol is a fool.
The performances in Over Her Dead Body are as sit-comish as the material demands.
Both Longoria Parker and Bell seem to be having a lot of fun, however, and that comes through.
Both actresses seem slightly giddy at all times. Their energy is attractive, so much so that they change the final product from mean-spirited sitcom to campy nonsense. That's quite an achievement.
1 hour, 35 minutes
Starring: Eva Longoria Parker, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Jason Biggs
Director: Jeff Lowell
Sun Rating: 2 out of 5

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Town Hall Ghost Hunters-Enfield Paranormal Society

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Cohasset - The Town Hall is haunted.
That’s the determination made by a team of ghost hunters who investigated paranormal activity within the “old” part of Town Hall this past weekend. A five-person team calling themselves the Enfield Paranormal Society investigated the possibility of a ghostly presence at the Town Hall.

After two nights of investigation in the dead of the night, founder and lead investigator Matt Kondracki has declared the Cohasset Town Hall haunted — and he has evidence to back up his claim.

On infrared camera, the Enfield Paranormal Society captured a door that leads to the Town Hall attic slowly closing all by itself around 11:30p.m. Saturday night. The other members of the crew were outside and he was downstairs in the auditorium.

Kondracki wanted to ensure the door closing was truly paranormal activity, not a draft or a person’s doing. Accompanied by a police officer that stopped in to check on them, Kondracki attempted to de-bunk the video by trying to re-create the closing of the door in the same fashion. He could not close the door without being seen by the camera.

“We couldn’t do it man-made,” said Kondracki, which led him to conclude, “Something in this Town Hall is haunted.”

The camera’s positioning on this particular door, located on the second floor just off the Board of Health office, was purposeful. On Friday night several of his team either witnessed or heard the door slam shut.

To Kondracki, the door closing was the smoking gun evidence of the weekend, but not his only evidence of paranormal activity in Cohasset’s Town Hall.

On Friday night, Kondracki and his crew began to set up cameras and digital recording equipment around 8p.m., with all lights being turned off around 9:30p.m. The first night they were able to capture electronic voice phenomenon, or EVPs, on a digital recorder. Ghosts use the electrical energy in a digital recorder to manifest themselves. EVPs cannot be heard by the ear alone, but can be heard through a tape recorder. On Friday night, they recorded a male voice saying a stern and clear “no.”

“EVP does not make a house haunted,” said Kondracki in an interview Friday. Unexplained heavy breathing was also caught on the digital recorder. Their medium, Mike Quadrato, said he felt the voice was an older gentleman who believes the Town Hall is his domain.

While in the actor’s dressing room behind the auditorium stage, Kondracki got a huge spike on a K2 meter, a device that pick up on changes in a room’s electric magnetic field which is thought to be connected to paranormal activity. As soon as Kondracki saw the spike on the meter, a nearby video camera battery went completely dead.

It’s unclear who the ghost (or ghosts) of the Town Hall could be. Given the older portion of Town Hall has served myriad purposes since being built in 1857 including a theater, a private school, a movie theater, a basketball court, a ballroom, a jailhouse and, of course, a building for town departments, the ghost could have been a part of any of those activities. Town historian and archivist David Wadsworth can shed no light on the possible identity of the Town Hall ghost.

“I don’t know where the story (of a ghost in Town Hall) came from,” said Wadsworth, “people hear something about it and it becomes a legend.”

But, theories abound from the ghost hunters, the medium and people in the community on who the haunting could be — a disgruntled prisoner in the basement jail cell or the victim of a hanging, a long-time janitor, school headmaster or a beautiful actress.

Ghost hunters
Kondracki, 25, has done investigations in private residences, public buildings and graveyards in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He lives in Enfield, Conn., while others in his team are based in western Massachusetts. He found the Cohasset Town Hall in a listing of haunted places on the internet ( The detail explained there was possible poltergeist activity, particularly in the basement area, which once served as the town’s jail.

“A true poltergeist is a rarity,” says Kondracki. Poltergeists are troublesome, noisy ghosts often manifesting themselves with doors slamming, strange knocking, or similar unexplained events. With his interest piqued, he called the Town Hall to seek permission for his team to investigate over a weekend.

When Kondracki called the Town Manager’s office he reached administration assistant Jennifer Oram. A fan of the SciFi’s Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” series along with her son, Oram had a knowledge of what Kondracki meant by a paranormal investigation. With permission she scheduled them to come this past weekend.

Kondracki has been ghost hunting for about a little more than a year, but he’s passionate and committed to it. Although always somewhat interested in the paranormal, it wasn’t until his aunt, a psychic, passed away in August 2006 he started his ghost hunting. His aunt had told him he had a special gift but he was too young to understand it.

“I can see and bring out spirits,” said Kondracki, who considers himself a “sensitive”— a person who can feel a ghost’s presence, and often their emotions, “ghosts and paranormal like to respond to me, it’s crazy.”

He can’t explain his ability, but what he has encountered so far has only propelled him to continue investigating the paranormal. He has devoted nearly all his free time to ghost hunting. He started two groups: Ghost Hunter Investigations and then, Enfield Paranormal Society.

“I’m in this to convince people that ghosts are out there. I want to teach people the paranormal and ghosts are real,” said Kondracki, “there is an afterlife and maybe people will have a better ease of dying.”

While skeptics doubt him practically at every turn, Kondracki is unwavering and unashamed in his beliefs. His Jeep Grand Cherokee is plastered with “Ghost Hunters” on the side. He is truthful at job interviews when they ask him of his other interests. He wears his “Enfield Paranormal Society” t-shirt out and about. He is willing to talk to anyone about paranormal activity and doesn’t turn down any investigations. He offers his services without charge and will often drive hours to an investigation, like he and his crew did this past weekend.

“I wouldn’t change this for anything in the world,” said Kondracki. He’s been able to convert six non-believers into believers over the past 13 months, including his mother and grandmother, “if I can convince a non-believer to believe, I’ve done my job.”

While the reference to the 80s movie “Ghostbusters” is nearly unavoidable, Kondracki says he doesn’t mind the reference to the iconic pop culture movie, “if people want to know us by a well known movie that’s okay with me.”

Pat Martin, host of the Comcast local cable television show “Our Town,” tagged along with the Enfield Paranormal Society members all weekend. She has hours of videotape from the two nights of investigation she plans on turning into an hour-long television show and Martin plans on proposing a television series for Comcast’s CN8 station.

Ghost hunting is a high-tech endeavor with infrared cameras, digital audio recording devices, video cameras, and electromagnetic field recorder (K2 meter). However, the most important piece is the human element.

“I approach it as if I’m intruding on their space. I’m just a guest,” said Kondracki. Having the right attitude and tone in your voice is imperative, “if you introduce yourself, explain why you’re here, you tend to get a better response.”

When trying to pick up EVPs on a digital recorder, Kondracki will ask questions when he senses a presence. Some of the questions he may pose to the ghost are who are you, why are you here, and did you die here. He waits about 20 seconds between questions. He’s had experiences where every question was answered.

He brings a small group with him on investigations, typically around five to six people. People interested in going on an investigation can send in a request from the Enfield Paranormal Society’s website.

“I take it serious, I don’t bring 15 or 20 people,” said Kondracki, which makes it more like a haunted house than an investigation. To the Cohasset Town Hall investigation he brought medium, Mike Quadrato, lead assistant Tammy Kraft, technology specialist Jay Grundstrom and Kondracki’s cousin Kevin Koropatkin.

He does not recommend investigating alone and “never say you’re scared.” Ghosts feed off the fear, says Kondracki.


The old portion of Town Hall is on the cusp of some major renovations in the next year. An historical architectural firm is currently investigating the Town Hall on a much different level, determining what kind of renovation is necessary and desired for this integral piece of town history.

David Farrag has been heading up the Town Hall renovation committee for the past year. The committee plans on seeking Community Preservation funds at the upcoming Town Meeting.

When Kondracki heard about the possible renovations, he warned the Town Hall could see increased paranormal activity.

“During renovations ghosts can really start letting you know they’re there,” said Kondracki. As he feels at least one of the Town Hall ghost considers the Town Hall his domain, he might take action to keep it just the way he likes it. The last time the Town Hall was renovated (not including the addition in the 1980s) was in the 1920s.

Farrag isn’t too concerned with the interference of a ghost in upcoming renovation, but knows the renovations will cost a significant chunk of money.

“If there are any ghosts, I want them paying rent,” quips Farrag.

To find out more about the Enfield Paranormal Society including how to request an investigation or to join on an investigation, visit or

Cohasset’s ghostly haunts
Maritime Museum
Cohasset’s Maritime Museum, once Samuel Bates’ ship chandlery on Border Street, is reputed to have been haunted by a ghost for some years after it was moved to its current location on Elm Street in the Village. Not long after the Maritime Museum opened to the public, its curators began to hear pacing footsteps coming from the upstairs office. During a meeting of the Historical Society downstairs in the Maritime Museum, the entire board witnessed the footsteps. A ghost hunter and author, Hans Holzer visited the museum and deduced the ghost must be John Bates, the last of the Bates family to own the building. John Bates was likely unhappy with the building’s move from the harbor.

It’s been said that the ghost of John Bates left the museum in 1972; perhaps satisfied the museum was a worthy use of his old chandlery. Since David Wadsworth has been the museum’s curator since the early 1980s he has never heard the footsteps.

The Enfield Paranormal Society wrote to the Historical Society to investigate, but were told the building was too cold during the winter months (it doesn’t have heat). The ghost hunters are interested in returning to Cohasset to investigate the ghost of John Bates when the weather gets warmer.

Minot Light
The tall granite lighthouse standing off the coast of Cohasset wasn’t the first Minot Light. Built in 1848 to 1849 the first Minot Light was a lantern room atop nine legs driven into Minot Ledge. In a severe April 1851 storm, the lighthouse toppled into the sea taking with it two lightkeepers, Joseph Wilson and Joseph Antoine. Wilson reportedly swam to Gull Rock off the glades in Scituate but did not survive the night. Antoine drowned in the storm before reaching shore.

During storms fishermen have reported seeing the ghost of Joseph Antoine standing on ladder outside Minot Light yelling “keep away, keep away.”

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Monday, January 28, 2008

paranormal state to appear on paranormal talk radio

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A&E’s Famed Paranormal Investigator, Ryan Buell of the Hit Show, Paranormal State to Appear on P.O.R.T.A.L. Paranormal Talk Radio

St Louis, MO, January 26, 2008 --( A&E’s famed paranormal investigator, Ryan Buell of the hit show, Paranormal State will appear on P.O.R.T.A.L. Paranormal Talk Radio on Sunday, January 27, 2008 to discuss his most recent cases, religion and demonology.

P.O.R.T.A.L. Paranormal Talk Radio, which is on the Paranormal Radio Network, an online radio network whose programming has exceeded over 107 countries of listeners, with hosts Tuesday Miles and Angela Thomas, welcomes Ryan Buell to the show on Sunday, January 27, 2008 to discuss his most recent cases, religion and demonology.

Ryan Buell is no ordinary man. As the Founder and Director of the Paranormal Research Society of Penn State, Buell’s work has reached extraordinary heights in a short amount of time. Among his accomplishments, Buell created the first university-based society of its kind. His knowledge and experience led him to become a leader among the top paranormal professionals in the field, as well as, a sought after speaker throughout the country. In addition to being a top, paranormal investigator, Buell has stepped into an area few dare enter – Demonology.

Demonology is the systemic belief and study of demons, and it is not to be taken lightly, and it is not for the weak hearted. Considering the risks and fears associated with the work, only a small amount of people worldwide are known demonologists. Yet Buell’s desire to help others with such cases set in motion a path not many have voluntarily taken. Historically, the Catholic Church has handled request from parishioners; however, the Roman Catholic Church still lacks priests interested or willing to enter into traditional rituals such as exorcism. Buell is filling the gap by training others to handle paranormal investigations and demonic presence. He is a man on a mission. His mission is to educate others of demonic existence, and to assist those with any true paranormal activity; evil or not.

Ryan Buell has taken his work and introduced it to the mass media with a new show on A&E called Paranormal State. This half hour docu drama chronicles real life investigations performed by Buell and the PRS team. Paranormal State can be seen each Monday 10/9c.

The P.O.R.T.A.L. Paranormal Talk Radio Show can be heard on the Paranormal Radio Network each week at 7p-9p, Eastern on Paranormal Radio Network, as well as, AOL Radio, MSN Radio, Satellite Radio UK, Tricom, BBS, Aussie Chat, and Live365 just to name a few. A live, virtual auditorium is available on for those wishing to share their interests, ask questions or interact with both guests and hosts.

For more information on P.O.R.T.A.L. Paranormal Talk Radio, contact, or visit .

Angela Thomas (636) 278-2272

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Amityville Horror -Flashback

The Amityville Horror
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The Amityville Horror - A True Story is a best-selling book by the author Jay Anson, published in September 1977. The book has also formed the basis of a series of films made between 1979 and 2005. The story is said to be based on actual paranormal events, but has led to controversy and lawsuits over its truthfulness.

Plot summary

In December 1975, George and Kathleen Lutz and their children moved into 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house in Amityville, a suburban neighborhood located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Thirteen months before the Lutzes moved in, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had shot and killed six members of his family at the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.

The book

This section is based on the version of events in Jay Anson's 1977 book The Amityville Horror - A True Story. 112 Ocean Avenue remained empty for thirteen months after the DeFeo murders. In December 1975, George and Kathleen Lutz bought the house for what was considered to be a bargain price of $80,000. The six-bedroom house was built in Dutch Colonial style, and had a distinctive gambrel roof. It also had a swimming pool and a boathouse, as it overlooked a river. George and Kathy married in July 1975 and each had their own homes, but they wanted to start afresh with a new property. Kathy had three children from a previous marriage, Daniel, 9, Christopher, 7, and Melissa (Missy), 5. They also owned a crossbreed malamute/labrador dog named Harry. During their first inspection of the house, the real estate broker told them about the DeFeo murders of the previous November, and asked if this changed their opinion about wanting to buy it. After discussing the matter, they decided that it was not an issue.
The Lutz family moved in on December 23, 1975. Much of the DeFeo family furniture was still in the house, since it had been included as part of the deal. A friend of George Lutz learned about the past history of the house, and insisted on having it blessed. At the time, George was a non-practicing Methodist and had no experience of what this would entail. Kathy was a non-practicing Catholic and explained the process. George knew a Catholic priest named Father Ray who agreed to carry out the house blessing. (In Anson's book the priest is referred to as Father Mancuso. This was done for reasons of privacy and the now-deceased priest's real name was Father Ralph J. Pecoraro). Father Mancuso was a lawyer, a Judge of the Catholic Court and a psychotherapist who lived at the local Sacred Heart Rectory. He arrived to perform the blessing while George and Kathy were unpacking their belongings on the afternoon of December 23, 1975, and went in to the building to carry out the rites. When he flicked the first holy water and began to pray, he heard a masculine voice say clearly Get out! When leaving the house, Father Mancuso did not mention this incident to either George or Kathy. On December 24, 1975 Father Mancuso telephoned George Lutz and advised him to stay out of the room where he had heard the unearthly voice telling him to get out. This was a room on the second floor that Kathy planned to use as a sewing room, and had formerly been the bedroom of Marc and John Matthew DeFeo. The telephone call was cut dead by static, and following his visit to the house on Ocean Avenue Father Mancuso allegedly developed a high fever and blisters on his hands similar to stigmata.

Atfirst,George and Kathy Lutz experienced nothing unusual in the house. Talking about their experiences subsequently, they reported that it was as if they "were each living in a different house."

Some of the experiences of the Lutz family at the house have been described as follows:
George would wake up around 3:15 every morning and would go out to check the boathouse. Later he would learn that this was the estimated time of the DeFeo killings. The house was plagued by swarms of flies despite the winter weather. Kathy had vivid nightmares about the murders and discovered the order in which they occurred, and the rooms where they took place. The Lutzes' children also began sleeping on their stomachs, in the same way that the dead bodies in the DeFeo murders had been found. Kathy would feel a sensation as if "being embraced" in a loving manner, by an unseen force. Kathy discovered a small hidden room (around four feet by five feet) behind shelving in the basement. The walls were painted red and the room did not appear in the blueprints of the house. The room came to be known as "The Red Room." This room had a profound effect on their dog Harry, who refused to go near it and cowered as if sensing something negative. There were cold spots and odors of perfume and excrement in areas of the house where no wind drafts or piping would explain the source. The Lutzes' five year old daughter, Missy, developed an imaginary friend named "Jodie," a demonic pig-like creature with glowing red eyes. George would be woken up by the sound of the front door slamming. He would race downstairs to find the dog sleeping soundly at the front door. Nobody else heard the sound although it was loud enough to wake the house. George would hear what was described as a "German marching band tuning up" or what sounded like a clock radio playing not quite on frequency. When he went downstairs the noise would cease. George realized that he bore a strong resemblance to Ronald DeFeo, Jr., and began drinking at The Witches' Brew, the bar where DeFeo was once a regular customer. While checking the boathouse one night, George saw a pair of red eyes looking at him from Missy's bedroom window. When he went upstairs to her room, there was nothing to be found. Later it was suggested that it could have been "Jodie". While in bed, Kathy received red welts on her chest caused by an unseen force and was levitated two feet off the bed. Locks, doors and windows in the house were damaged by an unseen force. Cloven hoofprints attributed to an enormous pig appeared in the snow outside the house on January 1, 1976. Green slime oozed from walls in the hall, and also from the keyhole of the playroom door in the attic. A 12-inch crucifix, hung in a closet by Kathy, revolved until it was upside down and gave off a sour smell. George tripped over a four foot high china lion which was an ornament in the living room, and was left with bite marks on one of his ankles. George saw Kathy transform into an old woman of ninety, "the hair wild, a shocking white, the face a mass of wrinkles and ugly lines, and saliva dripping from the toothless mouth." George and Kathy Lutz surrounded by media coverage of the caseAfter deciding that something was wrong with their house that they could not explain rationally, George and Kathy Lutz carried out a blessing of their own on January 8, 1976. George held a silver crucifix while they both recited the Lord's Prayer, and while in the living room George allegedly heard a chorus of voices telling them “Will you stop!”

By mid-January of 1976, and after another attempt at a house blessing by George and Kathy, they experienced what would turn out to be their final night in the house. The Lutzes declined to give a full account of the events that took place on this occasion, describing them as "too frightening."

After getting in touch with Father Mancuso, the Lutzes decided to take some belongings and stay at Kathy’s mother’s house in nearby Deer Park, New York until they had sorted out the problems with the house. They claimed that the phenomena followed them there, with the final scene of Anson's book describing "greenish-black slime" coming up the staircase towards them. On January 14, 1976 George and Kathy Lutz, with their three children and their dog Harry, left 112 Ocean Avenue leaving most of their possessions behind. The next day, a mover came in to remove all of the possessions to send to the Lutzes. He reported no paranormal phenomena while inside the house.

The book was written after Tam Mossman, an editor at the publishing house Prentice Hall, introduced George and Kathy Lutz to Jay Anson. The Lutzes did not work directly with Anson, but submitted around 45 hours of tape recorded recollections to him which were used as the basis of the book. Estimates of the sales of the book are around ten million copies from its numerous editions. Anson is said to have based the title of The Amityville Horror on The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft, which was published in 1929.
The story of The Amityville Horror has been continued in a series of books by John G. Jones. These are The Amityville Horror Part II (1982), Amityville - The Final Chapter (1985), Amityville - The Evil Escapes (1988) and Amityville - The Horror Returns (1989).
In 1991, Amityville - The Nightmare Continues by Robin Karl was published.

The Amityville Horror has been the subject of nine films, which are as follows:
The Amityville Horror (1979) Amityville II: The Possession (1982) Amityville 3D (1983) (this film was made in 3-D, and has also been released as Amityville III: The Demon) Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes (1989) (This was made for television by NBC) The Amityville Curse (1990) Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992) Amityville: A New Generation (1993) Amityville Dollhouse: Evil Never Dies (1996) The Amityville Horror (2005) (remake).

There's no doubt that the topic of amityville horror can be fascinating. If you still have unanswered questions about amityville horror, you may find what you're looking for in the next article.

Watch the amityville horror video clip here

Friday, January 25, 2008

paranormal activity-paranormal investigations-paranormal pictures

Hi my paranormal lovers friends. Now everything about paranormal,paranormal activity,paranormal research,paranormal investigators,paranormal investigations,paranormal investigation,paranormal investigator,paranormal phenomena,paranormal news,paranormal radio,the atlantic paranormal society,ghost,paranormal pictures,atlantic paranormal society,ghosts,paranormal videos,ufo,ghost town,ghost pictures is in your hand.Here I have compiled the latest paranormal phenomena all in one paranormal post. Happy creepy reading. Paranormal Phenomena
Paranormal talk roundup
What the blogs are talking about this week: ? Another Bigfoot Sighting in Wisconsin - Craig Woolheater: An alleged Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, sighting on Highway 63 just south of Seeley on...
Nightshift Ghost
"I am a home healthcare provider for the developmentally disabled and am currently working in a house that has to be haunted," writes Veronica. "Our client normally goes to bed...
In Search of Victorian Ghosts - feature article
America's Old South is rich in history, folklore, and tales of lingering spirits. David Dominé, who lives in an old Victorian house in the Old Louisville Preservation District, has roamed...
News - Pyramid Chambers, Milky Rain, Tales of Ghosts
Top story: New scans reveal cavities beneath the pyramids Plus: ? Strange milky precipitation ? What is the future image of Bigfoot? ? Pilgrims witness miracle light ? The flying humanoids and liminality ? Wright-Patterson tales...
Lady in Blue, Oak Island, 2007 Predictions
Some interesting links I've found this week: ? The Strange Tale of the Lady in Blue ? Of all the tales of lost treasure, ghosts, inexplicable lights, apparitions, and disappearances across...
Paranormal Research Society of North America
The Paranormal Research Society of North America (PRSNA), is located outside of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. They like to investigate claims of paranormal activity without the use of psychics or psychic tools like divining rods, Ouija boards and the like. They search for a scientific explanation of things that may be called hauntings.
Visit the PRSNA website if you have some unusual happenings that you would like investigated with scientific accuracy or if you would just like to learn more about this group.
International Ghost Hunter’s Society
Well, if you’re going to give a shout out to a ghost site, this seems like a perfect place to start.
The International Ghost Hunter’s Society site, run by Dave & Sharon Oester has more bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at. (How’s that for a bunch of metaphors!). If you are looking for an informative site that offers quite a bit- EVPs, a variety of courses in paranormal investigation, photos and a veritable pleothera of books, this one’s for you.
Dave Oester is also a Reiki master, so check out the course he teaches on this interesting form of spiritual healing.
Daily Shout Out Launch
I’ve decided to incorporate a daily shout out to ghost sites that seem to give you the most bang for your buck. You don’t have to be the best site on the Internet to get a shout out, just have an easy to read website.
So, let the fun begin!
Self-Publish Your Ghost Story
I just wanted to let everyone in on a new website that you can earn Google revenue on. Check out Public Bookshelf. New authors can choose whether to get an offer of an upfront payment of projected revenues as well as residual payments for their books, or they can just earn Google revenue without an upfront payment.
If you have a great ghost story, or any other type of story that you’d like to earn a little money on without dealing with vanity publishers, check it out. (Can’t hurt, might help!)
Entity Seeker
Hi folks, I just wanted to give a shout out to Entity Seeker. Located in Alberta, Canada, they are a resource for people that would like a paranormal investigation. Their website is:
They’ve also come out with a new book on the paranormal, Coffee with the Dead. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ll do a book review if I can locate a copy!
New Ghost Articles in January
Check out our new articles this month as well as our new YouTube page for Ghost videos!
Ghost Trains- find out about this ghostly phenomena that occurs around the world
Tarot Cards- the basics on this psychic tool
A Ghost Town in Eastern Europe- Chernobyl’s Legacy
We hope you enjoy these articles as much as we did. We also hope you find some interesting and entertaining videos on the YouTube video page we set up. Enjoy!
January 11, 2008
Good afternoon all you late risers! We’re off and running this month after we implemented some changes to become more visible on the Internet. I’m glad to see so many new visitors have checked us out; hopefully we can create lots of new content to keep everyone coming back.
Our goals over the next three months include adding lots of new stories and informational articles. To that end, anyone who would like to submit an article for publication may do so at This includes any photos that you would like to submit that go with the articles. Your byline will be included unless you request us not to!
Of course, you are welcome to share your photos and stories on this blog. After all, that is why we created it!
Don’t be shy, drop on by and share your ghostly or other paranormal experiences!
Charlotte Gerber, Editor
Looking for Writer’s Forums?
Just because you like to hunt ghosts doesn’t mean you don’t also write about them or have the desire to do so. I found some interesting writer’s forums for ghost writers (and mystery/horror writers), and though I would share them with you this week. A few even have interesting contest give-aways too!
Vampires/Horror - for writers of vampire and horror stories
An Cumann Siceach - for writers of the paranormal and psychic novels; both fiction and non-fiction
Tragedy Writers -this forum has a prize give away this month
I’ll be on the lookout for new forums as I surf the web and share new finds in December!
Supernatural - Paranormal, ESP, Occult
Ghost Hunters Goes for Season 4
Ghost Hunters, SCI FI’s popular reality series, will return to the Channel for an exciting fourth season. America’s favorite paranormal plumbers, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, will deliver 13 episodes of spine-tingling investigations when the show returns next year. Upcoming episodes will feature the intrepid Ghost Hunters exploring a chilling range of bizarre occurrences that [...]
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Must See Paranormal Activity
I don't really understand why the first-person shot, "found footage" movie gimmick a la Cloverfield is suddenly all the rage now, eight full years after The Blair Witch Project - my pal Sean considered the YouTube effect way back here - but I like it, as long as it works (as Cloverfield obviously did for me). I keep hearing the same effectiveness said of the Spanish first-person horror flick [REC] (which I prev. mentioned here), and now (without even getting around to mentioning Romero's latest and The Poughkeepsie Tapes) there's this movie called Paranormal Activity (no IMDb page yet, it's only shown at a couple festivals, but here's an article on the writer/director), which is apparently to ghost stories what Cloverfield is to giant monster movies.Or that's how Moriarty at AICN sells it, and since of all the writers at AICN I agree with him the most often, I'll take his high recommendation with equally high expecations. Here's the trailer below via YouTube; check out Moriarty's take on the flick itself here.
..Here's the film's website, and here are links to a few reviews:
VarietyDread CentralBloody DisgustingFearNet
Everybody seems to love it. No idea when it will get a real release, but I'll most certainly keep my eyes peeled....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

ghost,ghost hunting and quantum physics

When most people think of ghosts,ghost hunting, what comes to mind is usually basic information that's not particularly interesting or beneficial. But there's a lot more to ghosts,ghost hunting than just the basics.

If you base what you do on inaccurate information, you might be unpleasantly surprised by the consequences. Make sure you get the whole ghosts,ghost hunting story from informed sources.

One of the benefits of a lifetime of afterlife communication is that I know a lot about ghosts . what they are and what they're not. For instance, they're not "caught between worlds." And they don't need us to help them "move on." They're exactly where they're supposed to be. You don't honestly think that God, the Creator of the Universe, would leave their eternal fate in your and my hands, do you?
You CAN say that they are "earthbound," but that's because their consciousness never left the earth. And when you die, yours won't either. We're all right here together forever. That's just the nature of the afterlife. Yes, knowing the laws of the afterlife can make these things a lot clearer.

Lately, I've been researching what folks believe about ghosts and hauntings. I've investigated the investigations. Repeatedly I've read, "We don't use ouija boards, séances, mediums or occult methods." Yet it's common for ghost researchers to accept, as an underlying condition of their investigations, the erroneous claims of psychics, mediums, and channels.

I'm referring to such concepts as "caught between worlds," "unfinished business," "earthbound souls," and ghost children in distress. At the same time ominous warnings urge vigilant caution in case non-human demons and malevolent entities are encountered. Oh, and don't forget the Hollywood expression, "Go to the light." Scientific research can't be conducted properly on a foundation of superstition.

Let me tell you some things that are true about ghosts. Actually there are only two kinds of ghosts: real and not-real.

The real ghosts are everywhere. They're in your home, in your car, in your school, and in your dreams. Ghost researchers call these interactive ghosts. I call them soul-ghosts, or disincarnate souls. I don't care for the term, disembodied because they do have a body. We just can't see it for the same reason that we can't see sound waves and ultraviolet light. They're outside the range of our sentient boundary.

Soul-ghosts are interactive. They reach out to you, and you feel no fear . absolutely none. They envelop you in a blanket of warm fuzzies. Real ghosts can be mistaken for angels. This isn't a paranormal experience. It's a supernatural and spiritual experience.

The not-real ghosts seem to be everywhere too, but only for people that believe they exist, or at least believe that they might exist. They rarely bother unbelievers. Ghost researchers call the not-real ghosts . residual ghosts. These ghosts seem to defy the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy because they pop in and out of existence like virtual particles. The appearance of this type of ghost can be explained by quantum physics. From the Copenhagen Interpretation, which states that nothing is real until you look at it, to the holographic theory of the universe, all ghosts abide by the laws of quantum physics.

People that experience residual ghosts say that they seem to be caught in a time-loop replaying the same scene over and over. The above mentioned physics also apply to residual ghosts but with the addition of Schrodinger's equations. For every "now" that we experience, a positive wave flows into the future and a negative wave flows into the past like concentric ripples created by a rock thrown into a pond.

The fact that some people experience residual ghosts is due to normal functions of human consciousness. Although some might rather think of it as a "glitch." Residual ghosts are unusual and fascinating experiences with natural causes.

Briefly, a few more types of not-real ghosts are poltergeists, demons, and shadow people. Abnormal psychology applies to poltergeists and demons. The physiology of the eye accounts for shadow people.

So, what's the truth about ghosts? Do they exist? Yes, of course they do. Can the scientific method be used to investigate them? Yes, they use measurable amounts of energy. Can you record their voices and photograph ghosts? Yes, but one needs to be alert to pattern recognition tendencies.

The science of ghost investigation has the potential to make a huge difference in a society still tormented by superstition and fear. You have the equipment. You have the rationale. And you have the compassionate desire to help others.

About the Author:

Robbin Renee Bridges, a chaplain and grief counselor for more than thirty years, is the author of numerous published articles and the landmark book, "A Bridge of Love between Heaven and Earth: Self-Induced Contact in the Afterlife." For more articles about death, ghosts, and the nature of the souls in the afterlife visit

Robbin Renee Bridges, a chaplain and grief counselor for more than thirty years, is the author of numerous published articles and the landmark book, "A Bridge of Love between Heaven and Earth: Self-Induced Contact in the Afterlife." For more articles about death, ghosts, the nature of the soul and the afterlife visit

So now you know a little bit about ghosts,ghost hunting. Even if you don't know everything, you've done something worthwhile: you've expanded your knowledge.