Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Weekly News Round-up 5/30/12

Hollywood Soap Box has a review about Animal Planet's mermaid film, Mermaids: The Body Found. You can see the article here.

Alaska Dispatch posted an article about theories of a lake monster in one of their lakes.

Huffington Post has an article on animals in Virginia that were cut by an unknown object. You can read it here.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!


Thank you to all the service who serve our country!

Here's a link to a story about DC, the ghost cat who is thought to haunt The White House.

Happy Memorial Day!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Weekly News Round-up 5/23/12

Scientists are planning to do DNA testing on hair that are believed, by some, to belong to Yetis. You can read about it here.

A video and article were posted about strange blobs found in someone's backyard.

An Afrian family is blaming goblins for burning down their home. You can read about it here.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ghost Hunting Results

A few nights ago, I went out ghost hunting at a lake close to where I live. There are lots of legends about the area being haunted and the place is open all night. When the weather stayed nice, we decided to go out and do some investigating. My group has been to this lake before and even caught a few EVP’s there in the past. But that night we got…absolutely nothing.

Nothing strange happened. We didn’t see much of anything and the only sounds we heard were coming from the frogs in the lake. Nothing showed up and our video and we didn’t catch any EVPs.

The truth is, this is fairly common for paranormal investigators. Despite what you might see on TV, sometimes nothing strange happens during a ghost hunt. Some nights we pretty much sit around waiting for something to occur. In fact, I’m a little suspicious of groups who claim ‘they always get results.’

Ghosts aren’t predictable. They appear when they want to, if they want. You never know when something, or someone might show up. So if you decide to go looking for ghosts one night, and nothing happens, don’t give up. Keep searching and digging. Someday you may find what you are looking for.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Weekly News Round-up 5/16/12

There's an interesting article on Florida's Skunk Ape (their version of Bigfoot) here.

The Telegraph has an article about the sudden death of 20 sheep in Wales. The deaths are being blamed on "The Beast of Bont," a large cat spotted several times over the last few years. *Warning-the photo with the article is a bit graphic-if you don't want to see a mutilated sheep-don't click the link.*

A strange image appeared in a photo taken at a bar (seems like a lot of ghosts having been hanging out at bars lately.) You can see  the image here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Spontaneous Human Combustion

This is one of those things that I’m not sure really falls under the paranormal category. But because we don’t currently have a universally accepted explanation, I’m going to talk about it. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s basically when someone suddenly bursts into flame with no apparent cause. I’ve watched several shows and read a few articles on the subject and most people seem to believe that there’s some scientific explanation for S.H.C.

The problem is that no one seems to be able to come up with a solid testable explanation. Often cigarettes are given the blame but not every case involves people who smoke. Also the victims are often the only thing in the room showing signs of fire damage. While most of the victims of this phenomenon do not survive, a few have lived and are as confused about what’s happening as the scientists that try to understand it.

For years there have been legends about what causes S.H.C. Early on people thought it was the result of a demon or angry creature, or some sort of punishment from the gods. Many people still blame the paranormal. With few scientific explanations available right now and little way to test it, we are still left wondering what is causing this phenomenon.

What do you think is to blame for Spontaneous Human Combustion?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weekly News Round-up 5/9/12

Some people now believe that some lake monster sightings can actually be blamed on large sleeper sharks. The full article is here.  Sounds like a plausible theory to me-what do you think?

A small, fox-like mystery creature is being spotted in the UK. Read about it here.

AllNewsWeb posted a video of a strange round object in a remote wooded area  that some are claiming may be a UFO. You can see it here.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Save the Sedamsville Rectory

Last week I had the opportunity to investigate at a haunted rectory in Cincinnati. It’s a beautiful building and we had quite a bit of activity while we were there. But, there’s a problem. People who live in the community are trying to force out the group that’s restoring the building because they don’t like anything paranormal.

 A lot of people have dislikes of things like ghosts because of religious or personal beliefs. It’s something ghost hunters are used to dealing with. But the group restoring the building is doing an amazing job of bringing an old building back to life and preserving the history of the rectory and I don’t think they should be penalized just because the building has a reputation for being haunted.

There’s an online petition to save the Sedamsville Rectory. You can see the petition here . If you want  learn more about what’s happening there's a letter from the preservation society here.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nightfire Released today!

I'm breaking my rule about not doing book promo stuff on this blog just for today, because my book, Nightfire is finally out! It's a paranormal romance about a vampire named Olivia. You can check it out here on the Musa site. It should be up on Amazon shortly.

Here's the blurb:

When a murder shakes the small town of Peninsula, all eyes are on Olivia Townsend. She may look eighteen, but the townspeople can sense there’s something darker hiding behind her pretty eyes. Olivia knows the smart thing to do is to get out of town. Suspicious neighbors can only mean trouble for a vampire. But leaving becomes much more difficult when William, a mysterious man from her past, arrives. Finding out what brought him back is a temptation Olivia just can’t resist. William’s kindness and interest in Olivia only makes leaving harder. As she starts to fall for him, she’s forced to decide if sticking around is really worth the risk of being discovered. Of course, her mystery man has a secret of his own-and he’s not talking.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Weekly News Round-up 5/2/12

Mail Online posted a collection of alien abductee stories featuring photos and drawings. Check it out here.

They also posted a photo taken in a pub that some believe is a ghost image.

Huffington Post has an article this week about a lawyer who claims he was part of a secret government time travel project as a child. You can read it here.