Category: ghosts

National Ghost Hunting Day

National Ghost Hunting Day:

EVIDENCE REVEAL from National Ghost Hunting Day/World’s Largest Ghost Hunt (NGHD/WLGH), Dec 8 2018 at Old Baraboo Inn, Barboo WI  

Direct Radio Voice EVP stream and discourse (“What’s the Spirit Thing”) from Maryland Paranormal Research ® at position 1.20.01 was obtained at Burnt Mills West Special Park on Sep 29 2018

Happy Hanukkah to all of my Jewish followers!

Happy Hanukkah to all of my Jewish followers!

How To Use An Ouija Board

How To Use An Ouija Board:

While attempting to use a Ouija board, communicate like you would with someone in the room with you. Have patience and don’t expect answers immediately. Sometimes it takes a while for a response. Change your questions and even your words used to ask them. Typically, a yes or no answer is easier to obtain than something else more specific. Have pen and paper nearby to record anything else that might have been communicated.

When attempting to make contact, be prepared for deception. An evil entity will likely disguise itself when asked whether or not it is good.

Click here for the full article by Freak Lore. 

8 Creepy Vanishing Hitchhiker Ghosts

8 Creepy Vanishing Hitchhiker Ghosts:

#6 – 

Lady Of White Rock Lake

White Rock Lake is a large reservoir in Texas. It’s a fairly normal lake other than the bizarre legend surrounding it. Legend tells that the area surrounding the lake is haunted by ‘the lady of White Rock lake’. She died during the 1930s at the young age of 20. To suit this, she can be seen wearing an old-fashioned dress soaked through with water. Like every other “Vanishing hitchhiker” on this list, she hitches a ride with kind strangers. A few minutes into the journey she tells the driver that she was just involved in an boating accident. Seconds after telling this, she completely disappears. Apparently she left behind a soaking wet book. The book contained no words – just blank pages.

Click here to read the full article by Eskify.

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018…

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 [Baltimore MD] / Instrumental Trans Communication (ITC) – Thoughtography Experiment

Photo set captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, MD on Nov 10 2018.  This was a reprise of a visual ITC-Thoughtography experiment last conducted at Belle Grove Plantation [Port Conway VA] Jul 09-10 2016

THOUGHTOGRAPHY

Thoughtography is the mental (or psychokinetic) capacity to produce images on film or other media through intentionality.  

  • The ITC-Thoughtography experiment aimed to obtain control images in discernable detail of members who resided in the Poe home to include Edgar Allan Poe, his wife Virginia Eliza Clemm, and his aunt Maria Poe Clemm.  Their images were conveniently situated on the fireplace mantle 

METHOD

Video was captured on a SONY DCR-SR45 camcorder.  Camcorder video was then fed to a TV tuner stick connected to a laptop via a USB port. Audio from a Ovilus-X ITC device was sent to a distribution amplifier, which was used to create co-channel interference in the composite video signal

  • In this experiment the interference pattern was generated from audio produced by the Ovilus-X, used on the phonetic setting. This device translates electronic voice phenomena (EVP) from vocal frequency (VF) into an amplified and audible form using a speech synthesizer 
  • During instances of ITC chatter, smartphones were used to capture interference patterns generated on the laptop display.  This technique represented another departure from the traditional KSM method of examining every frame of video
  • Video is a series of still pictures usually changing at the rate of 30 frames per second.  Images are produced by voltages that control color (chroma), brightness (luma), and scan information.  Horizontal and vertical scanning is moderated by synchronization pulses  

OUTCOMES

The ITC-Thoughtography experiment unfortunately did not yield discernible images of Poe family members. Most images did not convey anything recognizable.  However, some images appeared to have representations of objects or words associated with prominent works of Edgar Allan Poe

  • The camera was situated in a display room on the 2nd floor in a corner that allowed a view of the stairwell to the garret (attic).  The first two images are baseline views of the room without signal interference.  In the second image, an investigator is in the room and camera field of view
  • The next two images display a facsimile of a smoking pipe. This was a signature accessory of the fictional detective character “C. August Dupin”, who first appeared in Poe’s acclaimed short story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”
  • The next two images appear to display the letters “RUE”, which also connects to Poe’s work “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.”  However, some might interpret the letters as “RVE”
  • The next two images appear to display a facsimile illustration of the head of a common raven.  This may connect to Poe’s most celebrated poem “The Raven”, which cemented his celebrity
  • The final two images appear to display a facsimile of a mask in the bottom left corner.  This may relate to Poe’s short story “The Masque of Red Death.”  The image possibly also contains faces at the center right position and could also be an instance of spirit photography

REFLECTIONS

The ITC-Thoughtography experiment was exploratory.  In isolation any of the reported images, which are approximations or facsimiles of objects represented, could be ascribed to pareidolia, which is the human tendency to see meaningful patterns in random data  

While different observers may see different patterns, collectively the images appear to be reasonably recognizable, although not perfect, representations of the objects in question.   And, the collective of images suggests the possibility of visual communication

There had been ample streams of EVP throughout the night and audio findings will be presented in separate posts. Some audio streams related to Poe’s ancestors such as Major David Poe (who served as the Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General for Baltimore), as well as to Edgar Allan Poe himself

While the experiment aimed for high-detail imagery obtained in the Ted Serios experiments, perhaps imaging intentionality is easier to effect on smaller scales, much as it appears easier to capture  EVP in fragmented  bursts. Nonetheless, detailed images are more convincing and leave less room for misinterpretation  

However, a question remains as to what are the sources of the effects, i.e. living and/or post-mortem agencies?  Since observers are taking photographs during apparent instances of ITC, psi functioning as well as engagement on the part of the participants may have mattered towards experiment outcomes  

Future instances of this experiment will return to the traditional KSM technique of examining every frame of video but this will be limited to high-interest periods and/or streams of audio

REFERENCES:

Braude, S. E. (2016, April 16). ‘Ted Serios’. Psi Encyclopedia. Society for Psychical Research. London, UK

Eisenbud, J. The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250 speccoll@ umbc. edu Jules Eisenbud Collection on Ted Serios and Thoughtographic Photography

Klaus Schreiber’s Video Looping ITC. (2015, Nov 23 ). ITC Voices 

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2016, Jul 12). Belle Grove Plantation Ghost Expedition 2016/Caroline Co [Port Conway VA] / Visual ITC From An Ovilus-X. Maryland Paranormal Research ® blog

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2016, Jul 30). Haunted Port Conway Virginia: King George County/ Belle Grove Plantation Ghost Expedition 2016. Maryland Paranormal Research ® blog

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2016, Oct 15). University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Special Collections: Jules Eisenbud Collection on Ted Serios and Thoughtographic Photography. Maryland Paranormal Research ® blog

Mishlove, J.A. (2016, Apr 7). Thoughtography of Ted Serios with Stephen E. Braude. New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove, Recorded March 12 2016. YouTube

Senkowski, E. (1995). Instrumentelle Transkommunikation. Dialog im Unbekannten. World ITC

Thoughtography. (2018, January 12). Wikipedia

IMAGES:

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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, Poe Baltimore MD. Nov 10 2018. All rights reserved

5 Classic Unexplained Paranormal Videos

5 Classic Unexplained Paranormal Videos

A collection of some of the best paranormal footage available on Youtube. 

The First Ladies Who Brought the Occult to the…

Over the years, several presidents’
wives—including Mary Todd Lincoln and Nancy Reagan—turned to spiritual practices
like seances and astrology.

Five First Ladies in particular—Jane Pierce, Mary Todd
Lincoln, Edith Wilson, Florence Harding, and Nancy Reagan—held moderate-to-strong
interests in the occult, according to Pat Krider, the executive director of the
National First Ladies’ Library. That list could also include Grace Coolidge,
Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Jackie Kennedy, all of whom claimed to
have seen Lincoln’s ghost or felt his presence during their years in the White
House, though they weren’t bringing in astrologers or using mediums like others
did. As to how these Ladies formed a fascination with the occult, Krider told
Broadly: “People who are desperate for help, for answers, sometimes go to
extreme measures.”

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here for the full article by Broadly.

Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls? The New York Times…

Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls? The New York Times Was on It:

In the Dec. 20, 1878 issue of The New York Times, wedged
between letters to the editor and an item on a New Jersey railroad company’s
foreclosure proceedings, was news of a haunting in Brooklyn.

The residents of 136 Clinton Avenue, unable to explain
weeks of strange sounds that visited their home at night, became convinced it
was the work of mischievous spirits. Eventually they called the police, who
were “determined to capture the ghost, and treat it to a night’s lodging in a
Police cell,” The Times reported. But even the officers were left mystified.

Click here to read the full article by The New York Times. 

Poltergeist Activity Caught on Tape

Poltergeist Activity Caught on Tape

This video is a short complication of poltergeist activity caught on film. 

Happy a Thanksgiving to you all! Remember that…

Happy a Thanksgiving to you all! Remember that even if your family is difficult to be around that this blog loves you just the way you are. Thank you followers for following!