Thursday, December 23, 2010

Great Website: Weird US

Sometimes you have nothing to do (at work) and you begin to mess around the internet. Just killing time. This website is for you! (Check the Weird NJ website, also)
It's fun, great stories, and books/mags you can order, all at the same time. I love these guys. They give you the scoop on everything that is out there. Whether it's about hauntings, abandon locations, the odd and the weird is their speciality. What I like is that they also include stories that are sent to them by fans. Join the message board (or just take a look at the discussions).  No stone unturned.
So please during the holidays check this site out. You wont be disappointed.

For your taste buds to start you off on your way (check the individual links):

"Happy Holidays To You All!"  Going on a little vaca. I'll be on and off the next coming week. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Most Recent Paranormal Experience

In South Jersey there is an area in my township that you have to drive through almost everyday. But this particular location (I can't disclose it) is on a crossroads right next to the New Jersey Turnpike. It sits in the middle of a  residential location. Only a school sits a few hundred yards away.
At night it's very dead around there, just an occasional deer roaming through. About six years ago me and my husband would go to dinner and pass through that particular location. One day we had to stop at the red light. I could see on the side view mirror (as we slowed down to the light) what looked like a small woman dressed in a old style jogging suit in a white mist. What freak me out is that the "woman" was slowly "gliding" towards my door with a hand reached out. The light changed and as we are going "It" disappeared from my side view. My heart was beating like a drum. Didn't talk to anyone about this other then my husband.
About a year later. My son who just starting driving. He would go out with friends and drive them home. Always around 2 to 4 in the morning. This one particular night he drove one friend home who lived on the other side of the "haunted" location. As they turn on that corner he said to my son, "Did you see that little kid standing there?". My son turned to look and he saw a white mist of a small child. The two were so scared. That night my son told me the story. I asked him where did this happened? It was the same place. So I told him about my story. His friend came over the next day. What a long discussion that was. Haven't seen anything since till about a week ago.
Me and my husband were coming back late from my son's apartment. As we came close to the same intersection (which by the way, a new light was installed). I saw a solid white mist cross the street and disappeared. Right under the street lamp post. I didn't tell my son yet about this new haunting.
*I did ask around if there were any stories of a haunting exist. It turned up blank. Very strange!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Can You See The "Dark" Mass?

I'm use to seeing what you see in the picture above. I can't really say what is going on in the "video"? I don't know how camcorders really operate in the first place. Being that it's dark and all.
But it does look like "something" is going on there. What is the difference between a "dark mass" and a "dark shadow"? I'm throwing this out there to my investigator friends. What kind of energy does a dark mass hold? This really intrigues me! I'm going to check this out a little further in the future.



Monday, December 20, 2010

"Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night", A New Japanese Film Being Released In The UK.

Yes it's kinda like Paranormal Activity 1 and 2. But it's not an exact remake of the films. Not like how the US copies "The Ring" or "The Grudge". No word on when it will be released in the US, yet.
Synopsis: "A parallel sequel to this October's Paranormal Activity 2 that takes place in Japan. While visiting San Diego, a young student picks up an evil spirit and brings it back home with him to Tokyo." 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Great Little Christmas Esty Shop: "Dreadful Things By Raven"

Love this Esty shop. She has everything for those whose like a "Spooky, Haunted Christmas". From cards, decorations and gifts. Very cute stuff!

Do something different this year and have a "Nightmare Before Christmas Party". Make sure you include the songs from the film to play in the background. Then read the Christmas Carol for your guests. Find out some haunted places in your neighborhood. And take your guests for a personal ghost tour (if it's not too cold). Include "Midnight" Hot Chocolate. Don't forget the black candles. Have fun! And be different!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wouldn't There Be More Hauntings In Anything Built Prior The 19th Century?

Why? Should you ask? Simple? It was the lifestyle of the people who lived prior to the 20th century. In a recent conversation I've read. The person stated, "Why don't we hear about "ghosts" of women who died in childbirth?". This is very true! Most births were always at home. And many women died as a result. It is also a fact that people died at home. And not as it is now in modern times, in a hospital. I remembered myself when I was ill a doctor would come to the house (I'm not that old).  When people died they were laid out in the parlor for their wake. Another words, their bodies were taken straight from the house to the cemetery. Which leads me back to the main discussion:  Shouldn't these locations be more haunted in general? For me? I'm still not sure how a "haunting" operates? I've heard of stories of people being haunted by someone who died miles away. Do spirits move around? Or stay in one location? Or just disappear in time? Big questions!
Here's a story for you:
There's a building in Savannah, GA that states that it's a "major ghost portal".  C Savannah Building was built around the 1860's. But it seems it was built on top of 20,000 ancient graves. And it was a sort of port of call for slaves for auction.  The list goes on from there. Do I think it's a portal? Not sure! Just more haunted then the usual locations. Which would not be a surprise due to the age of the building and the history of the city itself. See what I mean?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

When You Know A Paranormal Investigation Went Too Far!

It seems a gentleman from Mississippi thought it was a "good idea" to take some clothes off during an investigation in a cemetery. But, here's the catch! He decided it would be even better to take it "all" off and take pictures (no, not of himself) of orbs/spirits. He said it was for the spirits to get more energy. Really!
Now, how the heck did he think this was all going to work out is all I'm asking! *confused* Lol!
Any ideas?;cbsnewsLeadStoriesHeadlines

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Insidious" New Horror Movie To Be Released In 2011

Looks interesting, but I'm afraid this will just go straight into DVD. It was suppose to have come out this past year.

Clip from the movie:

"When proud parents take possession of an old house, an accident results in one of their sons falling into a coma. The tragedy doesn't stop there when they are beset by vengeful spirits from another realm in this new chiller by the director and writer of Saw and by the producers of Paranormal Activity. The film stars Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Patrick Wilson."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Crunch-Time For Paranormal Christmas Gifts!

First of all. I can be all day writing about all the websites to go to: To find that prefect gift! All I can say is: Google it! Meaning, type in the "words" that most fit what you are looking for? So here's the list to fill-in for in your search:
  • T-shirts, cups, etc.
  • Jewelry
  • Equipment (even just a laptop, recorder, camcorder, flashlights)
  • Books
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Candle, spells kits, voodoo, etc.
  • DVD's, Movies, TV Shows
  • Tours (ghost tours, conventions, etc.)
  • Trips
Next: Individual Words-
  • Skulls
  • Occult Shops
  • Wicca
  • Weird and strange paranormal gifts: (tarot cards, crystal ball, scrye mirrors, incense, etc)
  • Gift Certificate for a psychic reading.
Check out for these gifts on Ebay, Craigslist, Amazon, for better cheaper deals.
Good Luck!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

St. Mark's Church, Lower Manhattan, NYC

I know this place very well due to the fact that my mother lived in the neigborhood for awhile during the '80s.
Manhattan was first controlled by the Dutch. And Peter Stuyvesant was the leader of this new colony as commander of the Dutch West India Colony as the Bowery area was called in 1651. He lived in the area for 25 years which during that time he traveled the world. In the process he has lost a leg. He wore a wooden leg with silver studs.

The St. Mark's Church is located on 10th St. and Second Ave. in the East Village.  Mr. Stuyvesant is buried there in a vault. Many people who visit or attend the church say they can hear the obvious sound of a "peg leg" all throughout the church. They also stated that they see "shadows" and "movements" within the church. What's spookier even passersby say they can see this through the church windows from outside. And the church bells have run at weird times with the presence of a "ghost". People say that the ghost of "Peg Leg Pete" has been seen since 1672, from the time of his death.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

One Of The Greatest Movies About Ghosts, "The Sixth Sense"

I've just recently watched this movie that came out in 1999, again!  It's a great movie in just the right way. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan he created the right story, cast, and place. Believe it or not, there are people out there that still haven't seen it. My husband is one. Their missing a treat!
So for you guys that are in the cold weather climate, like me. Watch this movie after going out holiday shopping with a big bowl of buttered popcorn. Put on your slippers and a throw. And enjoy! Heck, buy it as a gift for someone who like's the paranormal.
And for those who want to get an idea what the story is about? I'm not gonna tell ya! It would spoil the whole atmosphere of the mystery, spooky, strange little tale.
GL Movie Review: **** Buttered Popcorn Buckets

Movie Trailer:

Spoiler Alert for those who "have to know" ahead of time:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ghost Adventures Always Put A Smile To My Face! Plus: Free Demo Of "Ghost Trick:Phantom Detective" By Nintendo DS

I've been enjoying this pass season of GA. They put a different "spin" on ghost hunting. Remember, how can you really "hunt" for something not there in the first place (like I've said several times before "it's the personal experience" that counts). So what they've been doing this pass season is making our experience of watching the show more tolerable. This can get boring very quickly. I don't care how many new locations they can go to. It's the same thing over and over again. That goes for all the other paranormal shows that are out there also.
By creating this new atmosphere we get to know the boys much better. More approachable. They laugh, joke, get serious, mad, upset in the right contexts of the particular location their investigating.
I always look forward to the next show. Always wonder what cast of characters they'll come across next. It's so funny when some of these women who give the tours have a huge Zac crush. Or Aaron's "scared look". And Nick "scared toughness" (you know he's scared out of his mind). They do change it up quite a bit that it doesn't become stale. Can't wait for next season.

Here's the link for the free demo of "Ghost Trick:Phantom Detective"

Friday, December 3, 2010

Why Is It That Some People Still Don't Believe In Ghosts?

I can understand why some people still don't believe in "ghosts"! Because everything we experience can be explained one way or another. To "them" at least!
Me and others that have had "personal experience" always beg to differ on this issue. But I try to be fair and understand how a skeptic would see all this. In my last post I explained how a "cobweb feeling" can be created. So this really can't be dismissed. This all comes under the word "debunk". But let's be fair. How many investigators really sit down and do "extreme" debunking. Somethings are seen as proof , such as "knocking" or "shadows". To be real. Of course this can be debunked. Example knocking can be the house settling (each house is different). I believe this should be thrown out. It should be only counted as proof if it correlates to questions being asked. Shadows? Each of us have different eye sights with different eye problems (such as "floaters"). Focus and matrixing is another issue. And should not be dismissed either.
Some of you will say, "Gee, almost "everything" will be thrown out!".  No, just smarter investigating is needed to be done. The bad news is: You'll probably walk out more times then you wish for. Empty handed.
It always comes do to the "club" of people, like myself that had a "personal experience" to say they believe. And I truly understand why skeptics, don't.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

GL TV Review: Ghost Hunters And Bravo's The Housewives Of Atlanta

It seems that it was Sheree that called GH. Asking them if they can join the show when they come down to investigation in Atlanta. So when the day came. It seems the other two didn't know where they were going that day. The way that Kim was dressed I think she thought she was going to a club. Boobs out and all (can't stop laughing as I'm writing). Don't get me started with Jason and Grant. Jason was all giggly and all. He must of been blushing. Yeah, Grant got their backs, lol! Steve and Tango looked so confused (why are these women here?). What can I say about NeNe, she was loud and all. But the three of them didn't do so bad. No screaming or running. Not bad at all.
The investigation seemed a little chaotic at first. That's very typical for first-time investigators. They tend to talk too much. Maybe the nervousness of the unknown.
As for the Rhodes House? It wasn't really clear to why is this house haunted at all? I believe only one person die there. That's not usual at the time when it was common for people to die at home. There really isn't much out there written about the place being haunted. As for Amy and Kris having that feeling of spiderwebs on them. Sometimes that's "static" if a place is very dry. You know, like a rubbing a balloon and then waving it over your arms it causes the hairs on your arms to rise. Steve and Tango didn't feel anything because they were more covered up then the girls.
It seems that GH tends to go back to Atlanta do another investigation. And the HW's are going to be invited, again! Maybe, who knows?  The HW's may want to start a paranormal group of their own (hope not!).
PS: Did Jason say "sweetheart" to the woman at the reveal? I'm not sure if I heard that right.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Twilight Sleep. Is This The Beginning Of Becoming A Sensitive/Psychic?

It seems a lot of people "see" ghosts during what is called Twilight Sleep stage. It happens just before falling into a deep sleep. I'm not going into the discussion of the scientific end of this stage of sleep. I believe your mind and body is just beginning to get into that "zone" of totally relaxation. Which can cause all these personal experiences to happen.
My question is: If these "experiences" become more frequent. Does this help for a person to become a "sensitive" or further, a "psychic"? And can this really be controlled? Another words, you can have these experiences during regular waking hours? I believe this can be true. I think people that learn how to meditate have the right idea. Do they too get these same experience as a person in twilight sleep?
For me, many of my premonitions happens during total deep sleep. Others during twilight. I'm passing along an article I found interesting. I hope that this can help those who are wondering the same way about this phenomenon.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Great Little Winter Retreat With A Little Paranormal On The Side!

For any of you that are willing to brave the Jersey Shore during the Wintertime. Your in for a little treat. There is this great little store in Asbury Park, NJ called Paranormal Books & Curiosities. They also run a Paranormal Museum. The shop was featured on Destination Truth. They also run a Pub Crawl Tour. As well as workshops,  psychic readings and paranormal investigations.

But your wondering, where to stay? There is a great hotel that I know you would love. Not far, located north of Asbury Park. It's called the Bungalow Hotel in Long Branch, NJ. This was a hotel designed by Sixx Design. AKA as 9 by Design from the Bravo TV Show. Complete with restaurants and ocean views.

Monday, November 29, 2010

3D Paranormal. Is Anyone Ready For This?

Hi Guys, hope you all had a nice holiday! So, back to business!
During the holiday weekend I saw a Youtube of a new online TV show called Anomaly 3D TV. Personally I'm not a big fan of 3D (*cough* and that's a long time). Everything lately is 3D, I mean everything. As for the paranormal? Would it help us "see" an apparition better ? Or maybe it can't be caught at all in 3D?  Or is this just another gimmick?
What about the "equipment"? What changes has to be done. And how does that change paranormal investigations?
Get your 3D glasses ready:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Packhorse Bridge Ghost, Caergwrle, UK

Do you think this is a full-bodied apparition? It's been written that this is one of the best one's out there.  But this can be done with photoshop.
Here's a loaded question I'm going to throw out to all you paranormal investigators. Why is it that an apparition can "change" from white to dark? Or, just white or dark?  Never really could understand that?  In my lifetime I mainly seen dark shadows to a clear "color" semi apparitions. But it still basically, dark.
This picture was taken by the Cheshire Paranormal Society. They believe it's the ghost of Squire Youge a person very known to the area a couple of hundred years ago.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

George Washington Hotel, PA. A New Reason For The "Do Not Disturb" Sign.

There was a fire in the Laundry Room at the George Washington Hotel recently. The Fire Dept. and the Police Chief J.R. Blyth was called in. The hotel was evacuated. During the was Room 405 that surprised them. The Police Chief stated "...this discovery was the most grisly murder scene he had seen during his 35 years..." during his interview with Pittsburgh WTAE. It was so bad that he had to call in for detectives to the crime scene.
It's seems they saw blood everywhere, a scalp, and worse.
It turned out that a movie was filmed there called "New Terminal Hotel"(straight to DVD). The owner decided to "keep it" in the same condition that it was in during the filming. The owner said the room stayed that way due to the fact that the hotel is known to be "haunted" (I personally never heard of it).  He calls it his "Scare Room" for his Scare Tours that take place at the hotel.
The bottom line: The Police Chief was not amused.

Monday, November 22, 2010

How To Make Your Own Ghost Box/Hack Box For Christmas!

Just read about a recent case of a paranormal group using a "Hack Box" (Frank's Ghost Box and other names that it's called). You seen this used in Ghost Adventures and Most Haunted. It's to help a spirit "speak" to you through "white noise" (Remember that movie?).
Due to the fact that the economy is tight. This is the easiest way to make your very own, Spirit Box! You can buy the components at Radio Shack or online.
Personally, I find this to be too much like Ham Radio, or a Baby Monitor.  It picks up everything!

Paranormal investigators believed they solved a 127 year old murder.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Yes, It's Been Confirmed: There Will Be A Paranormal Activity 3

Gee, I didn't even get to see the second one yet! It seems this is an actual franchise now.  It's slated to come on Oct. 21, 2011.
What's funny to me is...I didn't really care for the first one!  The main reason is. Once all the spoilers come out. It's no fun anymore. Which seems a little strange? It's like...I would hear about a new movie that would be coming out that I would like to see. And I get some "clues" to what I'm going to see. And it's still a surprises me! But with this movie. It seems to be totally ruined once you know what the storyline is. Never had an experience like that before.
Not in a rush to see this one either.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

GL News: The Housewives of Atlanta Will Be On Ghost Hunters Dec. 1st

I'm a fan (use to-not this coming season) of The Housewives of New York City. I do however watch some of the Atlanta Housewives shows. This one will take the cake. It will be a riot for sure. These women and the TAPS guys? It's a little like water and vinegar. This pass week Meatloaf join GH, again, at Sloss Furnace! And I don't think it's the last time either.
I'm trying to understand why all the "guests" to their show? And why these particular people? I think there are more interesting people, out there, to bring on the show. Don't you think?  Who's next?  It would be different if they bought in an actual fan in to join them.
Is this for ratings? Could be? But that would look a little like a "red flag" to me.
Or maybe their just plain bored! I could see that. Last night they really looked "real" tired during their investigating.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Do You Believe That Cemeteries Are Being Used For "Entertainment"?

I just saw the movie "It's Complicated!".  In the movie there is a part where this couple go yearly for their wedding anniversary to a graveyard (this is in LA).  To see an outdoor movie with folding chairs and all.. On top of graves no less! There are plenty of cemetery tours all over the country. If not, the world! But isn't this called the person's "final resting place"?
Here in the Philly area is there's a place called Laurel Hill Cemetery. There are all sorts of macabre tours and stuff going on in there. You want to have a party or a wedding, in a cemetery? Come on! Really! I love when there's a street festival in Philly. Their they are (the people from LHC) with brochures and other items on their table display. It seems so unreal to me. Remember the people who are buried there paid a pretty penny to have their eternal peace. It's just too creepy for me!

Outdoor Movies With The Dead

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Is There Really A Need For More Exorcists?

I am Roman Catholic. This was a subject really never discussed till the book "The Exorcist" came out in the early '70s. It was really an "unknown" subject. I do know that the church believes all spiritual experiences such as "seeing" ghosts, hearing "strange" noises, being "touched" and so on as being "Demons". Period!  That's something that not many people know about. I know there are people out there doing exorcisms. I'm not an expert on this subject. It was always seen as the true and only way of doing this practice.  It has to be done by only a Catholic priest sent with the Vatican's approval. There are many steps first that has to be done before the actual exorcism can commence. Many secret meetings.
So why now does the Catholic Church want "more" priests involved in exorcism? Is it all the paranormal shows, paranormal groups visiting sites (doing too much provoking), all the claims of people seeing ghosts? Or is it because 2012 is just around the bend? (Or maybe they know something we don't?)
What gets me is that not many people are joining the church to become priests and nuns anymore! And maybe this is being done to make it more appealing to the young. Now that would be creepy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Apple Computers, Did They Have A Pact With The Devil?

OK, sounds very dramatic, doesn't it? But I saw recently a very interesting little article. It really caught my attention.
So here it goes: Christies of London famous auction house is auctioning the first Apple Computer that were sold back in 1976. This is when they were just a fledgling company running from Steve Jobs parents house. Back then it was called Apple 1. The "computer" is being auctioned at $161,600. But here's the kicker!
Back in 1976 the "original" price as for the Apple 1 was, ready for this: Exactly $666.66. Unbelievable isn't it! So was this a future pact with devil? Some of you guys are probably wondering the same thing I thought. What an "odd" price? Did they really pick this price at random? Anyway a year later in 1977 they dropped the price to $475.00.
Let me know what you guys think?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Obscura, A Little Shop Of "Oddities" On The Discovery Channel

Being I was born and raised in NYC. To see a show like this is very refreshing! It shows totally the "other" side of NYC that I know and love. The strange and weird little tiny shops that dot the city. That people outside don't know about. The "one of a kind".  And it's a shame.(There's a shop near 59th Street that just sells "buttons". From real museum quality to the strange)
Now you may ask, "What does this have to do with the paranormal?". First of all, many of you know that there is a belief that a spirit may follow an "object". If this is true. Then this shop must be big-time haunted!  For example. In last night's show there was a woman that requested to purchase an antique morticians table. They went to her home to bring it over for her. Her house was filled with bizarre equipment and other items. Another thing I found funny, the owner himself doesn't like to go down to his own basement at the shop. I wonder why? *wink* At one point in the show. The owners of the shop were thinking of buying an antique coffin. Interesting isn't it.
For me I really enjoyed the show. It made me laugh and gave me back good memories. In a funny sort of way.
Check out the videos. See it for yourself:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Haunted Gift Shop! Again! Oh, My!

Now, now, I'm not being serious. This is just a little running joke among many fans of paranormal shows for many years now.
Last night on Ghost Hunters they were at Fort William Henry. They were doing the usual tour before investigating. I was just thinking to myself, "I hope they don't have a "haunted" gift shop!". And there it came! The tour guide said here's the gift shop! But to make me laugh even more was he said: But we call it a "Sutler Shop". I almost fell of my chair. Do they know this joke about the gift shops and the paranormal? Just kidding!
By the way. This gift shop was huge. The claims are that people can hear footsteps all over on top of the Gift Shop. Oh I mean Sutler Shop. If you notice, it's a drop ceiling which for me seems to be a problem to really to get an idea what the real source of the sound is.
I'm just going to throw this one out to you guys! Why is it that the gift shops "always" seem to be haunted?  What was the location originally before it was turned into one? Just wondering.
Oh? And a warning to all you paranormal investigators out there. When Jason and Grant were checking out the inside of the cannons to see if there are any critters housing in them. The found that each and every one had a bees nest in them. Just to give a head's up on that.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cell Phones And The Paranormal!

Phil Hayes, investigator from Paranormal Research UK recently told The Sun Newpaper that a third of hauntings now are done through mobile phones.
A 43% increase of this phenomenon in the last four years. Usually a person will see on their ID caller "withheld number" or "0000000000" (Personally, I have seen this on my own phone. And it wasn't paranormal).
Statistics is showing that most hauntings are "sound". While only 20% is actual "sightings" and 15% is "smell".
Tesco Mobile UK did a study that showed a 70% upsurge of paranormal evidence using mobile phones. They recommended that you should put your phone on the highest quality resolution setting and use the recorder.
The only thing I'm wondering?  What's the best cell phone on the market to use for this purpose? I think some research has to been done in this area. 
There's some Youtube's out there showing EVP's that some people have been picking up with the cell phones
(Some are not the best quality. But you guys should check it out just the same).

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Comments From Members Of The Up And Coming A&E "Paranormal State: The New Class"

As I mentioned on a previous post the show will air on Nov. 21st at 8:30/9:30 CST. Here are a couple of comments that I would like to share:
"John said...
Hey Everyone, My name is John and I'm just stopping by because I saw the post and I thought I might be able to give you a little background info that you might not get from the newspaper interview. The group, as a paranormal team, were only around for a short time which, I believe, made the prospect for A&E exciting. A new team to watch as they grow and learn. Three of the team are family and all of them work in emergency medical services. I am involved in the show as their mentor and to add some experience to the team. They are a great bunch of kids,really kind and caring investigators with heavy doses of skepticism. I hope you watch on November 21st and enjoy what we are bringing to the community.
"alhillsblog said...
Hi Catnipthyme, I am Alton M. Hill, Sr., but better known as just Al Hill. I am an author, publisher, genealogist and historian from North Carolina, and also appear as an Historian in this new premier showing of Paranormal State: "The New Class", first episode airing on the A&E TV Network, Sunday, November 21, 2010. I certainly agree with John, with whom I appeared with in this showing, the young cast, from the Hoosier State Paranormal Group, are graduate students and some family connected who are eager to learn and experience all the things in life most never think about, let alone are able to do, in their lives, with many thanks to their mentor, John. And as paranormal investigators, they are very professional and inquisitive, but most of they are solidly good young men and women, who have dedicated their lives to helping others. This new pilot show was actually shot in North Carolina, not South Carolina, in Stokes County, North Carolina, near where I live. Like so many others I can hardly wait to see the final result of all out work. And, I also want to say just how proud I am of you for creating and featuring us on this GREAT web site! Al Hill
Again I wish you all Good Luck on your up coming premire!

REF: Post dated Nov. 3rd, Paranormal State Spin-Off On A&E, "Paranormal State:The New Class"

Friday, November 5, 2010

GL TV Review: Fact or Faked Paranormal Files "Symphonic Spirits"

This was a case about a viral Youtube that has been going around about the Valentown Museum "Ghost". The place was built in 1879. As far as anybody knows only one death had occurred there in what use to be a ball room. The usual jealous boyfriend that shot another man. But the people who run the place believe it's the antiques that are all over the museum that is the cause. Some from the Civil War. Very creepy looking place! A lot of paranormal investigators believe this place to be very haunted. That being said, the security camera picked up an image of a full-body apparition during a paranormal group's investigation. When looking at the footage, for me, it looks too digitized. To the point of ridiculous. It looks as if someone "smudged" the film tape with a pencil eraser. You know, there was someone "really" there at the time. Then later the image got played around with. As for the Fact or Fake crew.  I know they went the whole nine yards to come up with ideas to what it can be? Gee, they never said once, "I think this tape was tampered with!".  As for the music they heard? I can't say for sure what that was. I'll leave it at that.

It's Official: Johnny Depp Will Star In A Tim Burton's Film "Dark Shadows"

Wow! It's been way over a year ago that I wrote an article in Huliq about this. My poor article was taken down as well as others who wrote about this. And now it's 100% true. I feel vindicated.
Now that I got that off my chest. For those who don't know about Dark Shadows: It was a TV soap opera in the late '60s based on vampires, ghosts and witches. It ran a good course. A movie was made in the early '70s. But didn't do well at the box office. The character Barnabas Collins was popular as any rock star of the time. So I could understand why JD would love to play this role. Hope they don't make it into a musical.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rodrigo Cortes To Film "Red Lights" With Robert DeNiro

Rodrigo Cortes the director of the recent film "Buried" will start filming "Red Lights". With both Robert DeNiro and Sigourney Weaver will star in this psychological thriller.
DeNiro will play a world renown psychic. And Weaver will plays the part of a paranormal researcher out to debunk him.
The focus of the film by the director is " the brain does not give a true picture of reality". Hmmm, very intriguing!
But by the way? What's with all these films about psychics lately? Just asking!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Paranormal State Spin-Off On A&E, "Paranormal State:The New Class"

A new pilot show is set to be shown on November 21st at 8:30/9:30 CST.  The cast members are from Hoosier State Paranormal. It was filmed with the cast members from Paranormal State in South Carolina.

What makes this story interesting is that they were contacted by email from A&E. And the group's website was only up for 3 months at the time? Gee, they were lucky!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Discussions On GH Live Halloween And Other Paranormal Shows From This Past Week

It's been a weird past week. So let's start first with GH Live Halloween: Let's say it was very low key and that's fine. But the commercials and the guests, just too many.  It was plain annoying. I personally like that they got rid of the background music. It seems a lot of people were disappointed that they didn't find anything. I rather have that then having something "fake" added on for good measure. Maybe they should have had a live audience there. They can come back from time to time from investigating to take real-time questions from them. It would have made it more interesting.

Paranormal State: Well they went where now one tread before. Katrina was on a bed with her "black lace bra" on. For all the world to see.  This was too lure a spirit to join her. I thought that was a bit much. What's next? *shutter*

GA: Love them. But something this pass Friday made me start to think? When Aaron heard the piano tinkle. And they showed us that the piano doesn't work at all. I paused for a moment...what if they have discussions how they would "talk" or "act" on camera ahead of time. Then later edited in the missing "sound" or "object" in? Hate to think this way. But we do live in the time of photoshop and other editing gadgets.

Ghost Lab: This theory that I have with GA holds for them too. For instance, there was a hallway that they were looking down for a little girl. As they pan the camera we see a lot of objects down that end...and then we see a flash of a little girl. It didn't look right to me. And is it me that they always finding things? All the time? I don't think their equipment is any different then what's out there already. They all buy it from the same vendors.

Remember, this is all my own opinion.  Just wonder if there are others out there that thinking the same thing?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Belated Halloween Gift: Michael Jackson's Full "Ghosts" Music Video

My computer now is up an running again *cross fingers*.  I wanted to put these up for Halloween. Better late then never.
For all you Stephen King fans. This story was co-written by him and Jackson.

Tomorrow: My thoughts of GH Live Halloween Special and extras.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Should Haunted Places Be Used For "Haunted House" Businesses?

I know what your thinking, "Of course! Where else will you do it in?". I have a question? How many of you guys remember in the '70s the first Haunted Houses that were made for people to visit all year long?  Not the old fashioned amusement park ones. But the first-ever actors in costumes, rooms built for the propose to scare. The first one I went to, believe it or not. Was in an actual house that was on the real estate market awhile. It was made temporarily as a haunted house. The second one that I went to was in Long Branch, NJ. It was huge. Long lines that no one mind to stand on for hours. People all of NYC traveled into Jersey to see it.  It was a big moneymaker for years. Until: People had the bright idea of doing these "attactions" in real haunted locations. It seems to me a little of a contradiction. When people investigate they are told to go by certain rules. One being to respect the dead. Talk to them clearly. Do what you have to do. And then get out. These "shows" are a shear riot of noise, laughter, lights, people yelling. It's disrespectful.
For me I think a building built or reused (not a haunted location) for this sole purpose is fine. To make it year round would be something of a treat for family and friends to enjoy.

History of the Haunted Mansion

Sorry, but I'll be back on Monday (hopefully), My computer is in the shop. So have a Happy and Safe Holloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Breaking News From The "Ghost Hunters" Front

Lately things have been going faster then I can keep up with. As many of you know. I don't write on weekends. But, this pass weekend there was so much information with the Ghost Hunters franchise that came up.
First, I found out the Dustin Pari is going to be on a new show called "Paranormal Highway". I don't have any information about it. It was heard about during a recent convention.

Second, Brandy Green left? Or was fired from GHI. The why and when? I have no clue. But it did happen. As to do with Robb? I don't think he's coming back either? That was heard through the grapevine

Third, Britt Griffith was fired by Syfy. That was based on a recent radio broadcast. That he was quoted saying, "let's say" politically wrong phases.  The paranormal community is at odds with one another on this (many of them we know).  I believe he was just working on, recently, the new GHI shows to come.

And the most funny news. Jason and Grant (but for a good cause) are going to be on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" Oct. 29th.

If you guys heard anything else? Let me know.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Famous Chesea Hotel NYC Is Up For Sale

This is the "other" famous hotel of NYC (first being The Plaza). More notorious. Sid and Nancy lived there. As well as many artsy people. From music, artists, models, actors, writers, photographers and so on. And most definitely "haunted". It was built in 1883
I can't even begin to write to stories about his huge red brick wroth iron hotel,  But I am going to recommend you to read the blog called It's fascinating. So many ghost stories. I'm just surprised why investigators haven't checked this one out yet. But then in the other hand. It's a very lively place. For so many spirits.

A "must read".

Article about the sale.

About the hauntings.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Story Behind The Movie: "Arsenic and Old Lace"

This is a great old fashion Halloween movie to watch this time of year. Even if it "old". It's fun and scary (not too scary) at the same time. Love Cary Grant.
But there is an actual story behind the title. As in the movie it's based on a woman (in the movie "women") who murder old men. The "real" story is about Amy Archer-Gilligan who ran a nursing home in Newington, Conn.  The murders happened between 1910-17.  Authorities believed it was a total of 48 people to be exact. The name of the facility was "Sister Amy's Nursing Home for the Elderly". The story went nation wide due to an articles written by The Hartford Courant starting May 9, 1916. The articles were called "Murder Factory".
On June 18, 1917 she was found guilty and declared insane.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GL TV Review: Ghost Lab, Discovery Channel

Ghost Lab? Yes, I'm just as surprised as you are. I just so happened to have caught it on the TV listings last night. But don't worry. They'll be on again tomorrow at 10PM E/P.
Last night's new season show was in Gettysburg. Which if anyone of you remember this was the place where the Klinge brothers of Everyday Paranormal. Many years ago. Caught on camera a complete regiment of soldiers on video.  I've seen this video before. To me it looks like a "real" group of people marching. Solid. As they explain "One moment their were there. The next their were not". Check it out if if have a chance.
I always had a problem watching these guys. They talk about a electronic "net" that they place over a building? Also that they have a "special" EVP recorder?  Meaning it's recording in real time. So you can hear a "voice" speaking to you right then and there answering you back.
As it's stated on the Discovery Channel website, they use the "world's most sophisticated equipment". This is just to tell us that they are the best of the best out there right now. So we have to believe everything we see is fact. On this particular show. They hit jackpot! A very clear looking shadow person. Class A EVP's, only. They never seem to walkaway empty  handed.  I myself am not into investigating. But I do understand that this is not the case for paranormal investigators. Usually you would come back empty handed.
I really hope that "Extreme Paranormal" doesn't come back. That would be way too much!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paranormal Activity 2. Watch If You Dare!

This is the trailer they had to pull out of a lot of theaters due to complaints. Probably from parents. I saw the first one. To me personally, it wasn't that scary. Maybe because of all the hype. It's a different director this time (maybe more professional).  I'll wait for it to come out on Netflix. Or read the reviews first before going.
Coming out this Friday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pukwudgies, Who?

The name sounded so much like the rhyme "Pudgy Wudgy was a bear..."
If any of you have watched the start of the new season of "Paranormal State" yesterday. You would know what I'm talking about.
The family did look very concern about this entity that is living in their home.  Frighting their children and themselves out the door.  Just to hear Ryan say (nothing against him) at the end of the investigation "Pukwudgies" was so funny.  And the homeowners faces were golden. They were so stone faced. I think it's just out of confusion and just plain stunned. I can see it in their eyes, "This is what is haunting our home?". I can't get into the whole story. But it's all based on American Indian folklore. Mostly around the area of Cape Cod, MA. Hairy midget creatures with claws.

Also another controversy will come up based on this particular episode. A la "Collargate" fame of GH. Remember that Halloween Special? Chad was in the basement when he said he felt a scratch on his leg.  It did showed up on camera that you can see the back of his shirt being "tugged", hard, around the sametime. If you missed it. Give it time. It will show up on Youtube, trust me. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Country Singer Loretta Lynn's Haunted Plantation

I have heard of this house for many years now.  Located in Hurricane Mills, TN she and her husband Mooney purchased this house back in the '60s.
It's an old plantation where 19 Confederate soldiers are buried.
The plantation is haunted by the original owner, a woman, and slaves that were kept in a slave pit.
Here's the write up on the story of the plantation:

Youtube on the song she wrote "This Haunted House"

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Countdown: 3D Custom Masks

I have to thank Mary (who wrote on my "recent comments") about this website, Have to pass this along. It's so creepy!
You can make a "real" looking mask of anyone (maybe a pet). As I was checking the site. You can also make custom action figures, ornamental heads, and jewelry. It's a site to really check out for yourself. You wont be disappointed.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Maps To Haunted Locations

I have been seeing these maps for a while now. They have been getting better. But they are still missing a lot of major locations. So your basically forced to look at more then one.

International map:,152.578125&spn=152.503258,360&z=1&source=embed

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Lazaretto Quarantine Hospital, Essington, PA

Built in 1799 for patients coming from Philadelphia and immigrants entering the new world. The site is self was settled by the Lenape Indians and then first Europeans settlers there, the Swedish in 1643. There is also a Immigrant burial ground.
It is the 4th largest intacted quarantine station in the world.
Believe it or not. This hospital is located on one side of the Philadelphia International Airport. On the opposite side is Ft. Mifflin.
This Saturday, Oct. 16th from 6 to 12 midnight will be the first ever paranormal investigation of the place. Only to the first 50 who donate $50.00 be able to join the members of The PAST paranormal group.
Let's see what these guys find. Should be interesting with all the history.

Paranormal Investigation:


News Article:

Monday, October 11, 2010

What Is A Doppelganger?

If any of you guys just watched this pass Friday the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures at Waverly Hills. It was mentioned to Zak to watch out for his "doppelganger".  Or aka doubleganger, someone seeing or seeing your own "double".
Here's the definition:

"a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart"

"Doppelgängers are often perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and generally regarded as harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one's own doppelgänger is an omen of death."

How many of us were told by someone.  That they have just seen "you" somewhere else?  Creepy huh? What I find even more unnerving is the very thought of coming face to face with you own self. *shutter*

Here's a strange website to find your doppelganger:

Friday, October 8, 2010

Are Paranormal Investigators Scientists? Are Some Shop Owners Shops Really Haunted?

Your probably wondering. Why are these two questions put together for the same post?  It all had to do with a ghost story that I was trying to piece together.First of all I like to write about hauntings that is not very well known. To bring in fresh air into the paranormal. It seems we always hear about the same places over and over.
I'm not going into who I am talking about (not yet). There is a well known paranormal group that have been around "longer" then the other usual ones you hear about (you know, on TV).  That being said. They are very scientific about all their findings. A matter of fact. You never read about the "story" of any of the so call hauntings on their website. You know, the history of the hauntings. They basically just write about the "data".  Are they "true" scientist? No, not at all (particularly after you read their bios). And that's what causes a big problem to all their data they obtain.
Now to the shop owners. Are some shops calling paranormal investigators to come in a check out to see if their place is haunted? Yes, more now then ever before due to the economy. If it brings money in, sure come on down! As for my "story" that I wanted to write about? I called up this particular shop to find out "the story" behind the so call hauntings she wrote about on her website.  To my surprise...she had none!  She said it's based on what the investigators told her (about her shop being haunted). Not from her own experience which again...was none. Huh? Why did this very well known group go in to do an investigation in the first place? Very interesting!
Who contacted who? Is what I'm wondering about? Did the paranormal group called her because of the age of her shop and the kind of merchandise she handles could "cause" a haunting? So hey, let's call her if she would let us come in with all our equipment to see if her shop is "haunted".  I personal think this is so wrong in more was then one.
I personally believe that a person or client should call the investigators first. And that there should be a series of stories (experiences) connected to the house or building before you start an investigation.  All this data that this group obtained. For me at least for this case. I deem unusable information.