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Archive for August 2012

A Story To Tell

“Once people find out that I am a paranormal investigator, they begin to open up about their own unexplained experiences. Some shed a tear, some smile in remembrance, and some are still shaking their heads looking for an explanation. I thought I would share a few of these stories with all of you.”

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The Ouija Controversy

“So, how can I be so sure that Ouija isn’t the doorway to evil that so many tell me it is? In truth, being a realist, I’m not SURE about anything, but also being a slave to logic, I simply can’t easily accept anecdotal evidence or organized religious dogma as fact.”

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The real history of vampirism

“The kids who are now watching these shows have no idea of the origins of vampirism, or what it actually means to be a vampire. The most widely accepted “vampire” figure is Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476).”

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Ghost Children Who Called From The Dark

Among the various sorts of ghosts that confronted travelers, few were as piteous as the navky, haunters of Slavic lands. They were the spirits of children who had died un-baptized or at their mother’s hands.

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Little Red Riding Hood (Based on a German Folktale)

All kids know the tale of Red Riding Hood and her miraculous escape from a wolf. The kids of earlier centuries, however, heard a more sober version:

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Written in Stone: Meet the Carvers - Emmes

One of the most popular gravestone makers in Boston in the first half of the 18th century was Nathaniel Emmes (1690-1750). He learned the trade from a neighbor, William Mumford, and in turn taught his sons Henry (1716-1767) and Joshua (1719-1772). He also had William Codner (1709-1769) as an apprentice in his shop.

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Written in Stone: Meet the Carvers - Geyer

The Geyer Carvers were a father and son team who worked on Boston’s South End. Henry Christian Geyer was a respected artist who carved all of his artistry by hand. He not only carved gravestones but did models out of plaster of paris.

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The search for Sasquatch

August 3rd, 2012 at 5am I woke up and started to prepare for our camping trip, Maine Ghost Hunters Bigfoot hunting weekend camp out trip in the Northern Maine woods. Having lived up in that area for many years and it is also where I met my wife I was excited to get out in the seclusion of the woods. So with a smile on my face I packed the truck and was ready to begin the 300 mile trip.

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Surviving an Alien Abduction

“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans,”

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Perspectives on Para-media: “School Spirits”

“When it comes to paranormal TV, two broad, recurring approaches have emerged: The anecdotal (i.e. “the following is based on actual accounts”) and the (pseudo) scientific (i.e. “hey, everybody, we use a Mel Meter!”).”

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