Thursday, September 30, 2010
Both Jason and Grant were in different adjoining rooms. Jason had a recorder in which he said (to the spirit), go to Grant and say in his ear, "Atlantis". About a couple of minutes later you see Grant flicking his ear. Went over to Jason in the other room and said that something just whispered in his ear saying, "Atlantis?" Jason was intrigued that this worked. So he did a "second" recording saying this time tell Grant, "Comet". This took a little longer. Grant went over, again, to Jason and said he heard, "Comic? etc".
When all the evidence was being reviewed. This particular EVP's. Neither words told to Grant was picked up by the recorders. Amy responded by saying, Was this Psychic or Paranormal?
For me, I believe this was psychic. That was my first impression when I first saw this. So, is Grant psychic? It seems to point in that direction. And there's nothing wrong with that. But there are too many people out there that are true skeptics. I know they really didn't want to go further into that subject.
I wish they did. It would make the show more interesting. At least for me!
What do you think? I'm putting a little poll on the side bar. Just for a short time only!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
They will start filming the first week of October.
The Witch House is:
The only structure in Salem with direct
ties to the Witchcraft Trials of 1692...
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
About 60 years ago New Lucky started as a small Tea Stall next to a graveyard. As the business grew. The owner knock down the wall to the cemetery. Which is where he expanded his business.
People sit, drink and eat in-between the green coffins seen on the "floor". It hasn't hurts business at all. A matter of fact. Business is better then ever!
It used to be a home to a retired businessman. He was found murdered in 1963 with a rifle shot in the head. When his ex-wife died is when his step-daughter committed suicide. She was the one thought to have murdered her step-dad.
A paranormal group have investigated the place. And caught an EVP saying "Bad!".
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
ABC News Philadelphia Article (Must Read!)
Friday, September 24, 2010
The Inn was built in 1727 by John Wells.
In Room 6 has a mirror that the reflection of a man is seen. A Revolutionary War solider is seen hiding in several places around the Inn including the basement. It's believed that bodies of soldiers were stored in the basement until cremated. One solder was still alive when he was cremated by mistake. Emily is a mother of a one time former owner of the Logan. There are people who say they can smell lavender when they pass her portrait.
The most strangest ghost is the one of a little girl who drowned is seen and heard at the Inn's parking lot. As the story goes there was a street festival in 1946. A palm reader named Parker Dehn set up tent for the couple of days of the annual carnival in the parking lot. He and his customers heard uncontrollable screaming of a child. It happened again and again. That many people would gather together and all heard the screams. Until he packed up and left.
TV Movie "America's Most Haunted Town"
Things to do in New Hope, PA
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The thermal imager is used (hardly)...but there are different ones (which I just realized myself). It's not explained to the viewer what we are suppose to be looking for (is an outline of a human figure, yellow? red? blue)? It's very confusing?
My question is: Why the change? Equipment was always the main "proof" of a haunting. It seems they are changing that having an "experience" is more important. I agree with that. In the past when I used to be involved in discussions on several forums this was "my" main stand. It was a very heated topic. Mainly for skeptics.
Question for you guys: How many pieces of equipment do you see "now" compared to past seasons? You can almost count them almost on one hand.
Where does ghost hunting, or for that matter the paranormal shows are headed?
Do we really need equipment when visiting a haunted location? If it's for yourself. I don't think you need a thing.
I think it comes down to: You believe or you don't!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The new book is all based on US hauntings. Here's some information on what it's about from Amazon:
"Scarier and stranger than any multiplex horror movie, Weird Encounters features more than 75 supernatural stories contributed by writers from across the country. Compiled by Joanne M. Austin, editor of the hugely successful Weird Hauntings, this chilling anthology tells of “Historic Haunts,” and “Hostel Environments” and conjures up a host of phantasms, paranormal pranksters, and devilishly destructive spirits-like the deceased owner of an Illinois inn whose ghost gets fresh with his female patrons and the bridge in Mississippi that's haunted by a serial murderer and his victims"
What I like about the last book it's written with a sense of humor. Just like Anthony Bourdain's books (Love his books too!). It makes the reading much more enjoyable. Weird NJ has books out on many US states and Europe.
For those who want to know "who they are"? They have a "special" on their website for a free magazine (you just have to pay shipping).
"If you've never read an issue of Weird NJ and are curious as to what it's all about, we have a special offer. We will send you one FREE copy of our magazine for you to review and keep. You just pay the $2.50 postage to have your issue delivered to you. More info here… Or, If you prefer to order by mail, you can send a check for $2.50 payable to Weird NJ, to Weird NJ, PO Box 1346 Bloomfield, NJ, 07003. Be sure you include a note that says, "I want my free issue of Weird NJ."
Can't wait to start reading this book!
*Plus Ryan Buell and Joanne Austin will be both at the Paranormal Books and Curiosities on Sept. 25th (this coming Saturday) in Asbury Park, NJ from 3-6PM for Book Signings.
Monday, September 20, 2010
His exhibit at the Asia Society Museum, "Nobody's Fool!":
Friday, September 17, 2010
I've personally have been there myself (Way before the Ghost Tours). It's a very imposing place. Heck! All of St. Augustine is just plain creepy!
Here's a little info from wiki about the Castle:
" Ripley's oldest Odditorium, located in the Castle Warden, was purchased shortly after his death in 1949 and opened in 1950. Prior to becoming home to Ripley's vast collections from his many travels, "The Castle" as it is known, was once a hotel which played host to many famous guests, including Ripley himself and author/owner Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. "The Castle" was originally a Moorish Revival style mansion, built in 1887 by millionaire William Warden as a winter home. The popularity and success of this museum led Ripley's associates to open new establishments throughout the United States and the world. But "The Castle" remains the permanent home of Ripley's personal collections and is the flagship of the Odditoriums. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is also rumored to be haunted. Segments of the most recent Ripley's TV series were filmed here, including the opening credits. Among the attractions here are a mummified cat, a 1/12 scale model of the original Ferris wheel made out of Erector sets, life and death masks of famous celebrities (including Abe Lincoln), and shamanistic apparati from cultures around the world. This Odditorium has always been famous for its extremely popular one armed magician, Douglas Schnittker."
It seems during the 1940's there was a fire at the Castle that killed two women. Some claim to smell smoke. Others feel the uneasy feeling of dread. Lately people have called the police because they claim to see a woman at the third floor window, screaming! The eerie thing about this is. The windows have been boarded up since the '50s.
This upcoming investigation is not being filmed for the Ghost Hunters series. It's a private investigation for fans. You can check if there's still tickets at the TAPS website.
Ripleys St. Augustine, FL
Thursday, September 16, 2010
First one is a Wes Craven movie: "My Soul To Take"
Second is...believe it or not...a Clint Eastwood picture about psychics: "Hereafter"
The third is a pretty creepy picture about a little girl vampire:"Let me in!"
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Here is the Amazon review:
"Follow Ryan Buell on his extraordinary journey as he seeks out the truth behind terrifying demonic disturbances, hauntings, and paranormal phenomena to solve unexplained mysteries that have been plaguing frightened families who have nowhere else to turn.
In Paranormal State, Buell gives readers a chilling, in-depth look at some of the most disturbing cases—including some that have never been aired—revealing startling new facts and incredible new discoveries. Buell relives the origins of the Paranormal Research Society—discussed here for the first time—and the strange path his life has taken since the show's beginning. With unparalleled candor, Ryan discusses the intriguing mysteries, the difficult decisions, and the struggles with questions of faith, sanity, and the very concept of reality"
When you see the line "...difficult decisions, and the struggles with questions of faith..." now I understand what that means.
In a recent EW.com Exclusive it states that Ryan is coming out as a bisexual. This is a big thing due to the fact that he's Roman Catholic. So I could understand why he wrote this book. It's a smart choice that this information should come out in his "own words". Then in some creepy tabloid newspaper.
“I’ve decided to share my sexuality and struggle over faith in hopes that others will no longer feel as though they are alone or that they can’t be religious.”
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I don't know? Until I see some "real" ghosts, or hauntings going on in the stadium. I believe it's just poor management or just "not to hot" players is the real cause. Or just plain old fashion "bad luck". Which usually don't last "forever".
Monday, September 13, 2010
In a recent interview with "Regis and Kelly" he started right away talking about his house in LA that he recently purchased with his wife Jamie Bergman.
"Were not too sure? We woke up in the middle of the night and we heard this big bang! It felt like the bed literally fell off underneath us. My first instinct is we're having an earthquake...turns out, it wasn't an earthquake. Cut to two week later, same thing happens. It's like something picked our bed up... so Jaime and I think ghosts are here!"
Here's the rest of the interview on "Regis and Kelly" for you ghost hunters out there!
FOX Broadcasting Company - Bones Pictures - Bones Pics - Bones Gallery: Can't call the show Bones unless you got a lotta bones.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Case 39 Trailer
Here's the Trailer for "The Last Exorcism" Don't know whether to see this or not. Due to all the mix reviews.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Martha Stewart has her own "Halloween Central" on her website. Each year she comes with more and more brand new ideas. What I like is that some of her stuff you can buy at Michaels (arts and crafts store). So you can just pick it up. Early!
She also has a Quiz to see how well you know "Haunted Sites"
You have to check out Dapper's website. It quite interesting! Don't miss it!
The first picture above website: http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/trends-penny-dreadfully-steampunk-330/
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Time Magazine on September 2nd had an article "In the Crystal Ball: More Regulation For Psychics". It states that in Warren, Mich. this month fortune tellers must be fingerprinted and pay a yearly fee of $150. plus a $10 background check just to read fortunes. The city says it's to weed out "unsavory characters". Here's a little trivia I didn't know: "1 in 7 Americans consulted a psychic or fortune teller in 2009". Wow! That's a lot of people!
In Annapolis, MD they issue what is called a Fortune-telling License. And in Salem, MA the town put a "cap" on the number of local fortune tellers are allowed to practice there trade there.
Very interesting article. Please read it. There's more to raise your eyebrows to.
In the Crystal Ball: More Regulation for Psychics
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The house is located on 7th Street off Spring Gardens. The only thing that is missing is furniture. But it's a must see. The Park Department did a great job in installing the whole area with a museum-type quality. Only one thing you should do "go on a guide tour". It's the only way to really get the whole feel of what it was like when the Poe's were there. This is also where his wife first fell ill.
In the Parlor area of the house wallpaper was removed during renovation. On the wall the workers noticed a carving near the door frame saying "DEATH". They believe this could have been done by Poe himself while he sat at his desk writing. Someone asked the guild if the place was haunted? He said he didn't know. But a guest took a picture of the carved "DEATH" and saw a mist in the picture.
It's believed he wrote part of "The Raven" there before moving to NYC. But he did write "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-Tale Heart in Philly. During the tour you be able see where the two stories ideas came from. In Poe's mother-in-law's room is a loose removable floor board. Where it believe the idea for "The Tell-Tale Heart comes from. The Basement is where the idea for "The Black Cat" came from the broken wall near the door.
Friday, September 3, 2010
As the story goes. Poe will be working with a detective to catch a serial killer. The catch is, the killer is not alone. The killer has the detective's fiancee in tow during the killings.
I know what your thinking. Is this Poe's "The Raven"? Nope, it isn't. The tie-in to The Raven is that the serial killer uses Poe's stories towards the killings. So he's is leaving behind obvious clues. That only Poe can figure out and evidently catch him before he strikes again.
To me this is too similar to the recent "Sherlock Holmes" movie with Robert Downey Jr. I would have rather seen a re-make of The Raven (I like Vincent Price on his re-make. So funny!). Or seen a movie based on the "real" last days of Poe's life.
* Have a "Happy & Safe" Labor Day! See you guys tomorrow!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
So for those who are not Catholic. Here are a few tips. As I said in a previous post. You should not have to pay for holy water. It's free. Go with a small bottle in tow to a local Catholic Church (Some don't have the huge "coffee urn" looking canister out all the time. Only when there is mass going on.) The "urn" is either in the back of the church or towards the front side. So look around and go to another church if you can't find it. One will have it out. Don't be shy.
As for medals. There is a protocol. You can buy them online or go to a religious store (They are located in some of the bigger Catholic Churches as a gift store). After you have purchased them you should have them blessed by a priest. Or a least "you" yourself can bless them with holy water and the proper prayer for the particular medal you purchased. If you want it bless by a priest. Go to the Rectory of you local church (Again, you don't have to be Catholic!) Ask if there is a priest available to "bless" your medal. You can even tell them the reason why. They will understand it for protection. There is no payment to do this. Remember one thing. The priest does blessings all the time.
As for the meaning of particular religious medals? Each and everyone is for a different purpose. The two main one's for protection are the St. Benedict and St. Michael medals.
St. Benedict for me is the best one against the Devil himself. Get the one with with the two sided emblems (one is an X on the back). They don't have to look exactly like below. Just the same markings.
St. Michael metal is for protection also. He is the protector of the Pope. His guardian angel.
List of Saints and who they protect or help. (there is a medal and prayer for each one)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
What makes this art show interesting is how a simple planchette is used as a communication device between two best friends (more in an unconscious way). One of the friends, Danielle Vogel moved cross country to start on her PhD. As a writer her writing is very internal. Thoughts becoming to hard to come out as a voice. But much easier when written. Which to cause the reader "to think" what each and every words means? Very intriguing! Is the writer insane, or very much knows what she wants you to think by all the twist and turns. Maybe the confusion is really to lead you to her way of thinking. Very haunting indeed! Parts of her on going novel "The Memory of a Color" is on display as wall hangings of cloth and twigs.
As for J.L. Schnabel I love her paintings, very dark in it's meanings and beautiful at the same time. The jewelry is the most interesting of all. The use of making an altar to show her work is fascinating. Like a Voodoo or Santeria altar. Each item has it's own use and meaning. Together has a very strong presence. Very powerful!The symbol of the planchette to show the connection of these two friends is a great move. The exhibit will continue till September 8th.
The exhibit at Amberellagallery (very cute shop)