A Cemetery to Die For!

 After leaving the castle, I walked back down the hill on Lawnmarket, turned down George IV Bridge road, and headed toward the exit portals on Candlemaker Row to the vaults, hoping to get some photographs. I was a bit hungry, and happened to spot the Greyfriars Bobby...

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Europe’s Most Haunted City – Edinburgh, Scotland

The rumors of ghosts and hauntings that run rampant in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, will make you want to come back for more! One of the many things that I enjoy about my work, as mentioned in past articles, are the places my employment with IBM have taken me;...

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The Ghosts of Japan

The general Japanese word for "ghost" is Obaka, which comes from the honorific "o" and the verb "bakeru," or "change." Thus, a Japanese ghost is a transformer; something that changes from one form to another. There is a rich and almost endless body of folklore...

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What on Earth is Psychokinesis?

Psychokinesis is the psychic ability to move objects through an exercise of the human mind, either consciously or unconsciously. The word, psychokinesis, literally means soul movement (psyche- soul; kinesis- movement). Some of the earliest hard-core scientific...

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What on Earth is Telekinesis?

Telekinesis is also known as psychokinesis or (PK), which is the moving of objects using just your mind with no other physical contact involved. This is probably the rarest ability because very few have been able to demonstrate such ability and skeptics pretty much...

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Just Say No to Demons

Frankly, I'm troubled. I'm troubled by the kinds of training (or lack thereof) people who call themselves "ghost hunters" have received (or not received), especially when they offer their services to people who claim paranormal problems in their homes - people who are...

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America’s Mystery Lights

While researching a book on paranormal phenomena, I have been amazed at the number of "Ghost lights," "Spook lights," or "Mystery lights" that occur all around the country. Many of these lights occur near railroad tracks. Many have legends attached to them concerning...

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The Impact of Illiteracy on Belief – Haunted India

India is a land of ancient history and civilizations and has seen different cultures and societies for thousands of years. This country is also considered to be the land of Gods and Mythology. India has gone through different changes through thousands of years but one...

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Whose Rules Are They Anyway

When I first began ghost hunting and paranormal investigating, the only way to educate myself was through reading the books that were available on the subject. After a couple of years, courses became available, and I took them. Since I knew absolutely nothing going...

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The Nephilim – Roots of a Civilization

We often take the roots of Western Civilization for granted. Yes, we are taught by convention that such roots find a strong hold in Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C. But, have you ever stopped to ask yourself how deep those roots go, and better yet, "who planted the tree?"...

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The Nephilim – Fallen Angels or Alien Beings?

The sons of the gods, who came down from the heavens, to take the Daughters of Adam, then plant their seed, to bear their children. . . . I am not a Christian: I am a Unitarian Universalist. However, I do not feel that I need to be Christian to appreciate the worth of...

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The Thing in the Courtyard

Continuing on in the subject of my previous blog entry, "A Haunted Church" I would have to relate that sometimes I get some flak from other Christian Ministers for even suggesting a church that is right with God can be haunted. Many offhandedly cast aside even the...

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What the Heck Was That?

Getting Sucked Into the World of the Paranormal When one decides to become a Paranormal Researcher, it is usually not a decision taken lightly. Sure, you can jump on the proverbial band wagon after seeing a few episodes of Ghost Hunters and Paranormal State, get all...

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Why Do We Do What We Do?

By Juan A. Torres - Paranormal Association San Tan The Driving Force Behind Paranormal Researchers When people first find out that I created Paranormal Association San Tan (P.A.S.T.), a non-profit corporation to investigate paranormal activity, I often get a look of...

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What the Hell are They Talking About???

Ghost hunters, paranormal investigators, and paranormal researchers may seem to all speak in tongues, but it’s because they have their own language to define the unexplained. Here are just a few words to clear things up: Active – Used by paranormal investigators to...

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The Exorcist – The Truth Behind the Film

Most people have either read the book (1971) or seen the film (1973) '"The Exorcist," where a young girl named Regan MacNeil was thought to be possessed by demons. However, in reality this film was based on the true life events surrounding a boy named Roland Doe. This...

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Spotlight on the Artist – George Grie

Since we began the Journal of Anomalous Sciences our philosophy in design has been that the layout and graphics of an article can accentuate the story being told, making it more personal to the reader, by the proper selection of photography, graphics or video. As it...

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Ghost Ships – The Nightmares of the Sea

On April 22, 2007, police called off a search for the three-man crew of a catamaran named "Kaz II," which was discovered drifting about 80 feet off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef. When the police boarded the ship, the engine was running and a meal was carefully...

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Speaking of Strange – An Interview with Joshua P. Warren

Joshua P. Warren was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, like most of his families’ descendants since the 1600’s, and continues to make the Blue Ridge Mountains his home. In his career, Joshua has written more than nine books since his very first “Haunted...

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Light at the End of the Vacuum Tube

It was by far the worst storm I'd ever seen; its deadly, destructive potential smacked against our skin, soaked our clothing, and threatened with every blistering lightning bolt that snapped overhead to fry us like scrambled eggs on the wet sand we were struggling not...

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Top 10 Most Haunted Locations

Starting at Number Ten She was called the Grey Ghost during her years as a World War II transport ship, but even now, with her service long over, the Queen Mary is still associated with ghosts: over a dozen apparitions have been reported aboard the ship. During her...

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Mastering Infra-red Photography

  Infra-red (IR) is a color spectrum beyond the red end of the rainbow. Our eyes can't see it. But our cameras can, provided we’re out to capture it. And when we do, the results can be stunning, yet difficult at best to achieve. Yet, more than thirty years ago,...

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Digital Photography – Part I

The Controversy of Digital Photographic Evidence - A Blessing and a Curse When researching the Internet for photographic evidence of paranormal phenomena, it's amazing how many websites I'll encounter from all over the world reporting to have undeniable evidence for...

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Ghosts, Ghost Hunting & Quantum Mechanics

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...

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At What Price?

I am part of an organization of self-professed "experts" coming from every field imaginable, though we do have an admissions test to pass. We answer questions posed to us from the general public at no charge. I am classified as an expert in the paranormal, and the...

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Digital Photography – Part II

When taking photographs during a paranormal investigation, it is important to know the short comings of your camera, as well as the important features. This is in order not so much to avoid contamination or anomalies, because those are a fact of life with digital...

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Paranormal Investigation

The word "science" or "scientific" has been thrown around in the field of ghost hunting and paranormal investigation for many years. What does science offer a field that is almost completely philosophic in nature, from the lack of insurmountable evidence to the loose...

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Evil or Just Unknown? – Shadow People

At first, you catch a glimpse of something out of the corner of your eye. Just as you turn your head, it's gone. But the feeling of being watched now becomes evident. Shadow people: Just the term conjures many different visions in people's minds. Most often, it brings...

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The Real Exorcist

In January 1999, the Vatican issued a revised exorcism rite to be used by Catholic priests. The directions for conducting an exorcism comprise a single section in the Roman Ritual (Rituale Romanum), one of the books describing the official rites of the Roman Catholic...

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What’s the Connection?

Lately, while watching several programs on television about the paranormal, including a couple on alleged ghost activity and one on possession, I was interested to hear several people describing incidences which were obviously sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a...

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Real Ghost Hunters Don’t Trespass

On 23 August 2006, a teenager out looking for ghosts with friends was shot in the head and critically wounded near a house considered spooky by local teens, police said. A man who lives in the house, Allen S. Davis, 40, was charged in the shooting and told reporters...

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When a Child Feels Haunted

When a child first enters into this world, they are far more sensitive to the five senses, for them everything is heightened, everything is new, and everything is experienced. Their undeveloped brains do not fully mature until they reach their late teens. Their eyes...

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