Friday, 31 May 2013

THE HAUNTED EARTH SHOW - MAY 2013 - VIEWING PLATFORM

Two great investigations at two historic locations

Tonight`s show for Friday, May 31st 2013. Time: 2200 GMT/2300/CEST/1700 EST


This show is viewable from this page (see below) or from Haunted Earth on Vimeo (click link) where you can comment and/or like the show video.

Vimeo is the new main showpage for Haunted Earth Tv.
Our old presence on Youtube will still remain, and although originally I decided to halt any further shares there, it is abundantly clear that many new people are joining the Youtube page unaware of the new move.
In order to respond to this, I will post anything shared on the Vimeo site with Youtube, but some days after the Vimeo show. Hopefully, the new viewers (and some old) on Youtube will follow the transition.

Welcome to our show for May 2013, and presented by Chris Halton.

In the May edition, just two (full) investigations.

1) Some Ghosts of Olde England

Ayot St Lawrence is a leafy, pleasant village set amid the Hertfordshire countryside. But unlike most English villages, Ayot has some impressive haunted buildings, and some famous past residents.
Join Chris Halton as he explores this unusual environment, and later with the team as they return after dark to conduct their own paranormal investigations.

2) On a Trail of a Poltergeist

Join us as we are called into an ancient Essex pub that has allegedly experienced poltergeist activity!
Although we never met with any poltergeist, some strange EVP was captured on cam..

THIS EMBEDDED LINK WILL BE LIVE AT 2200 (10pm) GMT (British Summer Time)



Thursday, 30 May 2013

IS THIS A GUARDIAN SPIRIT OR THE VIRGIN MARY?



From a screen capture - It looks quite remarkable
A ghostly figure has stunned one family, in Kirtland, Ohio, appearing in a family photograph behind their daughter, who had been battling leukemia at the time.

That the figure in question resembles the Virgin Mary, says Erin's mom, Jen Potter, is no coincidence. "My reaction immediately, it's Mary, they hear us, she's there," she told WOIO in an interview that aired Friday. "I didn't necessarily see it as a sign that Erin is fine and is going to walk out of this, but it's a sign that we're watching over her."

The photo shows Erin running through a field with a sprinkler in each hand at night. A somewhat blurred red figure appears behind Erin's right shoulder with eyes downcast and arms extended. Some have suggested the figure resembles the Virgin Mary.

Jen's daughter, Erin, was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2007, subsequently undergoing several bone marrow transplants and three recurrent bouts of cancer. At the time the picture was taken, reports WOIO, Erin was preparing for her second transplant. She's currently cancer free.

Writes Jeni of her daughter, on her blog, "She just continues to amaze me and she shows me what it is like to be strong, to take one day - one moment - at a time. To enjoy each day that she feels good. To love each second that she and her sisters are laughing. All of our girls are my source of strength. They remind me to keep looking up."

KPTV - FOX 12


SHROPSHIRE WOMAN CLAIMS CAPTURE OF GHOST ON PHOTOGRAPH

Is that a ghost reaching out, or Kerry`s clothes??
Kerry Owen, 28, of Aqueduct in Telford said she did not believe in the paranormal until she took the puzzling picture at her parents’ house in Broseley.

She sent the photograph to the Shropshire Star after reading our story about a shadowy silhouette caught on camera at Wellington Indoor Market.

Employees were shocked when CCTV footage showed what appeared to be a figure pushing over a stack of heavy boxes.

Kerry captured her surreal scene in her parents’ living room in Wilkinson Avenue. “I took it on my new iPhone when I was just messing around getting to grips with the camera,” she said.

“I just took a random picture of my sister Stacey and thought nothing of it. Then two or three days later I was looking through my pictures when I noticed what looked like a man reaching for her shoulder.

“I was a little bit spooked to say the least.

“I showed my sister and she was freaked out by it.”

Kerry’s spooky snap was met with disbelief and wonder by friends and family who could not work out what it was. “Some people were amazed by it and others accused me of setting it up,” said Kerry. “But I wouldn’t know how to fake it if I wanted to.”

Intrigued, Kerry called in the experts to investigate further.

“I had it put through some computer software to see if it could be explained by a light or a reflection but it was inconclusive,” she said.

“I didn’t believe in ghosts before but I do now.”

Source: ShropshireStar

My View
If this photograph was convincing evidence of the paranormal, then my response would be, "What ghost?"

WORKINGMEN`S CLUB BAN CHARITY PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS

OFFICIALS at a workingmen's club have decided the only spirits they want to disturb are those behind the bar after refusing permission for a charity ghost hunt - for health and safety reasons.

Fundraiser Julie Proudfoot had hoped she and fellow paranormal enthusiasts would discover what sort of ghostly goings-on were happening at the workingmen's club in Cockfield, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

Despite holding two similar events at the club, Mrs Proudfoot, 41, received a letter from the ruling committee stating that on this occasion, the event could not go ahead on health and safety grounds.

I was so angry, I just threw the letter on the fire.”


Mrs Proudfoot said she had planned to hold the event to coincide with other fundraising activities at the village's Queen's Head pub in memory of Michael Lee Taylor, who died in a road accident in Sunderland four years ago.

Money raised is being split between Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary and The Oaks Secondary School, in Spennymoor.

Julie Proudfoot (right) with daughter Joelene Dixon and grandchild Ayisha.
Mrs Proudfoot said the RVI was a cause close to her heart as two-year-old granddaughter Ayisha Dixon had been born 16-weeks prematurely and had received care at the hospital at the time and for a number of ongoing health problems.

“I am very disappointed. I could easily have raised £250 for each organisation,” she said.

“I had a medium coming along and a fully equipped paranormal group who were going to take a scientific approach to the ghost hunt.

“In 2009 and 2010, I did two ghost hunts to support the club when it was in trouble and there were no health and safety problems then.

“When we did those, we caught a lot of voices and there was tapping on mirrors – it is definitely haunted.

“When I put details on Facebook there were between 80 and 100 people who expressed an interest in coming along.”

Mrs Proudfoot said she had been on many ghost hunts to places such as Darlington's Civic Theatre, Bowes Castle and Egglestone Abbey.

Cockfield Workingmen's Club secretary Bob Metcalfe declined to comment.

Meanwhile, Mrs Proudfoot is hoping someone will come forward with the offer of an alternative venue for a ghost hunt.

Anyone who can help should search for Julie Proudfoot on Facebook and contact her through the site.

Source: TheNorthernEcho

My View

 Unfortunately there are those among us whose own insecurities create situations where there need be none. Whether the ban was because of that, remains open to debate. But the cop-out excuse of `health and safety reasons` will never wash since they have previously held two paranormal investigations there. And of course, the club have so far declined to share the reasons behind the ban. I hope Julie Proudfoot will find an alternative venue.


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

LAUNCH OF NEW HAUNTED EARTH SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT



It`s been a very hectic month for me and the Haunted Earth team.
But we have two great investigations to share in an hour long show, brought to you directly from this site on Friday, 31st May at 10pm GMT.



This show will be streamed from our new site at Vimeo, where the video should be of a much higher and of a more realistic quality than our previous hosting on Youtube.


Despite a lot of viewers moving across to the new platform, there are still many more joining my old Youtube site. So, for a few months I will host any new broadcast on Vimeo first, and followed a few days later on Youtube. Hopefully with advice notices being posted on Youtube, more new viewers will move to the Vimeo site.

This month`s show has a day and night visit and investigation at the beautiful village of Ayot St Lawrence, in Hertfordshire with visits to numerous locations around the village and some ghostly tales concerning some famous past residents and visitors.

It`s interesting to note that since I dress more in period to what I prefer, there has been a marked increase in spiritual activity captured in the daytime.

In this visit during the day, you will see a remarkable phenomena (previously shared below), and some amazing EVP while we were shooting in the entrance to a medieval cemetery.

The other half of the show is dedicated to a call I received concerning alleged poltergeist activity in a haunted Essex pub. The results of my endeavours there are shared, with some very strange EVP.

All in all, one of the best shows we have shot in a while. On behalf of Haunted Earth, we hope you can join us.



Tuesday, 28 May 2013

GHOST HUNTER CAPTURES UFO HOVERING OVER HAUNTED BARN

Edgemoor Barn 
Something floating up in the sky was captured by Ellen Henry’s camera, just before it stopped working.

Henry is a researcher for the Santee Historical Society. She was shooting photos of the Edgemoor Barn as part of her work. She says she did not see or hear any aircraft anywhere in area while taking her pictures.

When her camera ceased operating, she went home and loaded the pictures into her computer.It was then she noticed something above and to the left of the barn. Zooming in, she saw she had photographed something, well, unidentified, flying above the barn.

Built in 1913, the Edgemoor Barn is Santee’s oldest building. It has been used as a barn, fire truck garage, supply warehouse, and now a museum.

The Santee Historical Society website reports, “Santee’s Old Edgemoor Hospital, was a place of healing, home, and inevitably last rites.  Many people died on this property, the exact number is not known. Even before the hospital and is buildings were demolished, accounts of the paranormal were reported.”

Sightings of ghosts are frequently reported to the society. So many, in fact, that paranormal investigators have often visited the sight. The UFO photos as well as ghostly sightings, which include video and sound records, can be seen at the Santee Historical Society’s website at: http://www.santeehistoricalsociety.com/collection/photos-other-media-collection .

While the ghost barn is located within the flight paths of both public airport Gillespie Field and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, no one at either facility offered any explanation for the object in the sky.

When asked, a spokesperson at Miramar stated that the photos were definitely not of either a Stealth Fighter Bomber, or a drone. The lack of wings, rudders, or propellers was cited as proof.

For now Ellen Henry believes whatever it was she captured, it may have more to do with the haunted aspects of the old barn, then extra-terrestrial craft.

Source: (story) SanDiegoEntertainer


Monday, 27 May 2013

ECTOPLASMIC ENERGY CAPTURED ON WOLVERHAMPTON PUB CCTV

Stunned staff at a Black Country pub believe they have snared a spirit... on CCTV.

They say there can be no other explanation for the strange glowing, misty orb that dances in the darkened bar of Wolverhampton’s Talisman.

The ghostly shape could be linked to a 30-year-old tragedy at the watering hole.

And it is a tragedy close to 62 year-old landlord Peter Thacker.

He was drinking with a group of men in the same bar.

They tried to rouse a sleeping colleague, only to discover that he had died in his sleep.

Then there was a man killed outside the Wildtree Avenue pub 13 years ago.

The strange light, captured on security cameras last month, has certainly spooked staff. They were already jittery after hearing tapping sounds in the empty bar.

When barmaids went to investigate, the room was completely empty.

Peter, who has run the pub for 18 years, said the CCTV footage has baffled regulars.

“The girls had locked up and the place was in darkness,” he said.

“They were unaware of the strange light until they looked at the CCTV. They were shocked, I can tell you.

“It’s very, very strange – you can see it dancing on the table.

“When you think about it, it does make your hair stand on end.”

Peter lives at the Talisman, a pub which dates back to 1962.

“It doesn’t bother me,” he added. “But the bar staff have said strange things have taken place.

“At night, when the place is empty, they’ve heard someone tapping in the bar. When they go to investigate, there’s nobody there.”

A member of staff said: “At first we thought it was smoke on the film, but then we saw it glowing, and it doesn’t move like smoke.

“It seems to have a mind of its own.

“It’s baffled us. If anyone has a logical explanation we’d love to hear it.

“I think it would put all our minds at rest.”

Workers are now considering handing the film to ghostbusters in order to see if they can shed any light on the mystery.

The Talisman has some way to go to beat the paranormal reputation of the Giffard Arms, however, rumoured to be the most haunted hostelry in Wolverhampton.

It is said be home to the spirit of a prostitute who took her own life in the early 1900s, and is said to walk the upper floors.

There have also been sightings of a child-like spectre playing with wooden bricks in the main bar.

If that were not enough, a long dead landlord roams the bar at night and glasses mysteriously explode.

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Sunday, 26 May 2013

HAUNTED HIGH SCHOOL GIVES LOCALS THE JITTERS

Principal Steve Elwood enters the narrow passageway where nobody else at Lee Williams High School dares to go. He leans low to open a half-sized hallway door, leading the way into a musty windowless chamber the size of a small tomb.

Light pours into the cramped space, illuminating the dust that rises from the gravel floor like at an exotic archaeological dig. Even though it's mid-May, there's an odd chill to the air.

The room isn't used for anything, yet it was somehow included in the building plans for the new school. Nobody knows why, and most are afraid to ask.

"This place gives people the creeps," Elwood says. "We tell the kids this is where we're going to send them for detention."

Talk about school spirit.

Principal Steve Elwood
Some believe the campus is haunted by restless phantoms from a previous century, when Kingman was a frontier town and Arizona still a territory. The ghosts have reportedly appeared at graduation events on the football field — women in prairie gowns and men in fancy wear — specters said to be displeased that their final resting place was paved over in the name of progress.

In the school building, there's the quiet fellow in a bowler hat and long coat who lurks in the hallways. And the little girl who calls out at night that she just wants to go out and play. And don't forget the disembodied footsteps, the lights that flicker, or the alarms, hand dryers and motion detectors that go off seemingly at will.

Many in this Mohave County seat of 66,000, 95 miles southeast of Las Vegas, liken the alleged sightings to hair-raising tales kids tell around campfires.

But high school janitor James Miller believes.

"Some nights I hear footsteps. Last fall, I was [cleaning] in the girls' bathroom and I heard someone going into the boys' lavatory," he said. "I hear voices coming from some rooms, little kids mumbling. I can't really hear what they're saying. It's kind of freaky, but it really doesn't bother me. I just tell them all to go home."

In Kingman, a historic mainstay along old Route 66, there are other buildings with strange phenomena, such as weird knocks on the wall and glasses that spill by themselves, officials say.

"In any old town like ours, especially one that involved mining, railroad and cattle, things don't always go so well," said Diane Silverman, a supervisor at the Kingman tourism office. "People die for all kinds of reasons. And they don't all go away happy."

Indeed, America has plenty of so-called haunted places: old hotels, mansions, ships like the Queen Mary. But a modern high school teeming with teenagers?

Part of Lee Williams High sits atop the former site of the old Pioneer Cemetery, which spreads beneath a portion of the school's football field and a set of bleachers, near a memorial stone honoring the 350 deceased settlers once interred there — ranchers, miners, railroad men and Hualapai tribal members. Many call it the scariest place on campus.

Historians say Kingman was the scene of battles between Native tribes and settlers who arrived after the U.S. annexed the area from Mexico in 1848. A U.S. Army fort was built nearby to protect newcomers who included

gold-scouting miners, Mormons sent down from Utah and cattlemen drawn by the lush grasses. The city was founded in 1882, named after railroad surveyor Lewis Kingman.

"People needed the water at the springs where the tribes lived," said Peter Bungart, an archaeologist for the Hualapai. "It didn't take long for conflict. Bad feelings turned into violence."

Many town founders were buried at Pioneer Cemetery along with more than 70 Hualapai, some in unmarked graves, tribal historians say. In death, if not in life, the two sides were finally able to coexist.

In 1944, the burial ground was relocated. But there was a catch: A $45 charge — nearly $600 in today's dollars — was required to move a person's remains, a near-impossible sum for wartime Americans.

So an untold number of unclaimed bodies were left in the ground, covered over for the first of many schools that would eventually inhabit the site.

For decades, unexplained sightings caused many to look over their shoulders. "When I was a student there years ago, I had to walk by there a lot," said Kay Ellermann, a research librarian at the nearby Mohave Museum of History and Arts. "It was always so spooky to me."

Two years ago, during construction of the new high school, the strangeness rose to a new level.

Fifty workers digging a trench behind the bleachers unearthed 11 grave sites and seven coffins, along with such artifacts as cuff links, a brass nameplate, a medallion and jewelry.

Excavation came to a standstill. "The guys were uneasy digging in an old graveyard," said Oz Enderby, former director of construction for the Kingman Unified School District. "The idea of handling remains made many of them kind of queasy."

While archaeologists dealt with the remains, officials consulted with the nearby Hualapai Cultural Center. "We believe it's a taboo to move or disturb a body, because the spirits become unrestful," said Drake Havatone, 56, a tribal elder. "Many will be angry."

So Havatone performed a ceremony to pacify the spirits. Because it was impossible to tell which remains were Native American, he blessed them all, along with the workers who had disturbed the graves.

"He said spirits will sometimes go home with the person who disturbed them," Enderby said. "When he cleansed me, he said something about the spirits going back to the West, and I figured he was talking about California," he joked.

But Enderby and the others took the ceremony seriously. "We figured this was a good way to ensure these spirits, if there were any, didn't follow us home," he said. "A lot of guys felt better about working there after that. I know I did."

Principal Elwood says the history beneath his campus will help educate students about Kingman's past as the school continues to cope with its supposed spirits.

But staffers believe they have special protection from Kingman's ghosts. The school is named after Richard Lee Williams, a firefighter and principal who died in a 1973 propane tanker explosion.

"I'd like to think Mr. Williams is still here, keeping watch on the school," school nurse Dana Anderson said. "Anyway, when people talk about spirits, they always assume the things are malevolent. But those who walk among us aren't always here to hurt us.

"At least that's what I keep telling myself."

Source: LaTimes


Friday, 24 May 2013

JAPANESE LEADER REFUSES TO MOVE INTO HAUNTED MANSION


`Sōri Kōtei` The Official Residence just after completion in 1929
The Japanese cabinet has formally denied months-long rumours that prime minister Shinzo Abe has not moved into his official residence over fears the mansion is haunted.

The conservative leader took office in December but has yet to move into the 11-room brick home in central Tokyo.

According to local media, it is the longest holdout among any of his predecessors.

Several former prime ministers have reported experiencing unusual phenomena at the mansion, which was centre-stage for two failed but bloody coups in the 1930s.

Former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi once told reporters he had never encountered any ghosts, despite wanting to see them.

Some first ladies have refused to live in the mansion over fears its was inhabited by spirits.

An opposition politician asked about the presence of ghosts in the prime minister's residence in a letter to Mr Abe's cabinet.

"There are rumours that the official residence is haunted by ghosts. Is it true?" the politician wrote.

"Does prime minister Abe refuse to move to the official residence because of the rumours?"

He said the decision could delay the prime minister's response time in emergencies because the residence is next door to his executive office.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Mr Abe's cabinet issued a terse written statement in response, saying: "We do not assent to what was asked."

In May 1932, a revolt by naval officers ended in the murder of then-prime minister Tsuyoshi Inukai and the plotters' surrender to military police.

Several years later in 1936, about 1,400 rebel troops killed several political leaders and seized the heart of Tokyo's government district including the official residence for four days.

Source: ABCNet


GHOST HUNTER SUES PENNHURST ASYLUM FOR INJURIES RECEIVED

Pennhurst Asylum

A popular yet controversial Philadelphia-area Halloween attraction that takes place on
the grounds of an infamous hospital for the mentally ill is at the center of a personal injury claim filed this week by a New Jersey man.

Steven Chrzanowski, who lives in Gloucester City, N.J., filed a federal complaint at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on May 21 against the operators of a haunted house that is open each fall at the site of the former Pennhurst mental institution.

Chrzanowski claims in his civil action against Pennhurst Asylum, Pennhurst Haunt LLC and Bates Motel Productions LLC that while attending the haunted house attraction on Oct. 9, 2011, he sustained serious leg injuries after two employees working for the defendants “jumped onto or otherwise abruptly caused a hospital bed to strike the plaintiff in his left knee.”

The negligent act caused Chrzanowski to suffer a posterior horn medial meniscus tear, patellofemoral chondrosis, and infrapateller neuroma, which caused the plaintiff to have to undergo surgery, the lawsuit claims.

The complaint accuses the defendants’ employees of acting in a negligent, careless and reckless manner.

As a result of the incident, the suit states, Chrzanowski experienced pain and suffering, discomfort, incapacitation, and he incurred expenses related to his medical treatment.

The complaint says the alleged incident occurred while the plaintiff was standing in line for one of the indoor attractions of the haunted house at about 9:30 at night.

Pennhurst Asylum and Pennhurst Haunt LLC are Pennsylvania corporations based in Chester County, while Bates Motel Productions LLC is a Pennsylvania corporation with its principal place of business in Gradyville, Delaware County.

The Pennhurst haunted attraction, which first opened in 2010, has had its share of controversy, namely due to people opposing the use of the historic site as a Halloween gimmick.

The reason – the facility was shut down amid claims of patient abuse and mistreatment.

According to online records, the facility first opened in the early 1900s and was originally called Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic.

The building, which straddles the Chester County and Montgomery County lines, was designed to house mentally ill and physically disabled patients from southeastern Pennsylvania.

The institution, however, ended up being shuttered in the mid 1980s following news reports of unsanitary conditions and inappropriate treatment on the part of staff against patients, something that led to one of the first class action abuse lawsuits of its kind in U.S. history.

That case, according to news reports, was Halderman v. Pennhurst State School & Hospital, which concluded that developmentally disabled patients under state care have a constitutional right to appropriate treatment and education.

The federal case was filed by former Pennhurst patient Terry Lee Halderman, who claimed that the conditions at Pennhurst were not just unsanitary, but both inhumane and hazardous, violations of patients’ Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Halderman had argued that cruel and unusual punishment was the norm at Pennhurst.

Records show, however, that the United States Supreme Court ended up vacating the trial court’s ruling due to the Eleventh Amendment, which prevents federal courts from forcing state officials to enforce state laws.

Nevertheless, Pennsylvania officials did finally agree to close down Pennhurst in the summer of 1986, and move its residents to other institutions, according to an archived New York Times article.

From start to finish, the litigation lasted about a decade, records show.

In addition to being the location for the haunted house attraction, Pennhurst is also a popular site among paranormal investigators.

Chrzanowski, the plaintiff in the current lawsuit, seeks compensatory damages in excess of $75,000, plus interest, attorney’s fees, litigation costs and other court relief.

He is being represented by attorney Frank D. Allen of the firm Archer & Greiner.

Source: PennRecord


Note: Pennhurst has been featured on the shows Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel, Ghost Hunters on SyFy, Celebrity Ghost Stories on BIO, The Haunting Of... 'Beverley Mitchell' on BIO, and the self-titled movie 'Pennhurst', featuring Beverley Mitchell and Haylie Duff.



Thursday, 23 May 2013

A GHOST OF A WW1 PILOT AND A LOST LOVE


Montrose Air Station in 1916

An untold love story behind one of Scotland’s most famous military ghosts has been uncovered.

On Monday, a wreath will be laid near Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, 100 years to the day after Lieutenant Desmond Arthur was killed in a flying accident near the base.

Tales of supernatural sightings in the years following his death are well known but the identity of a young woman pictured in a locket found in his breast pocket have proved a mystery — until now.

Curator of the centre Dr Dan Paton said: “Until recently little was known about Lt Arthur but his great-nephew recently provided us with information which gives us a more complete picture of the dashing young pilot.

“One of the most interesting facts is that, following his death, a miniature of a beautiful young woman was found in Lt Arthur’s breast pocket.

Miss Winsome Ropner
“This photograph has now been donated to the heritage centre, along with Lt Arthur’s diary.”

Dr Paton discovered the lady in the photograph was Miss Winsome Ropner from West Hartlepool, who was aged just 14 at the time of the crash.

He said: “In these times such an attachment might cause concern but in 1913, when attitudes and behaviour had not changed from the strict moral standards of the Victorian age, it would have been seen in romantic terms and the prelude to
marriage.

“Miss Ropner went on to marry a man who was also a pilot but she never forgot Desmond Arthur. Thanks to information from Lt Arthur’s great-nephew Nick Arthur and Paul Willcox, the grandson of Winsome Ropner, we now know much more about him as a man.”

Display material will now portray the pilot as a pioneer of aviation and the miniature portrait of Miss Ropner will also be put on show.

An investigation into the crash began two years after Lt Arthur’s death, around the same time as sightings of ghostly figure at the air station were first reported.

Dr Paton said: “These sightings, which coincided with an official inquiry into whether the aircraft’s plunge to the ground was the result of Lt Arthur’s recklessness, caused considerable alarm.

“The Court of Inquiry eventually cleared Lt Arthur of blame and, once exonerated, the ghost made one last appearance on Christmas Eve 1916 and then disappeared.”

A small party from the centre will lay a wreath on Lt Arthur’s grave at the town’s Sleepyhillock Cemetery next week at the behest of his family.

Source: TheCourier


A CHINESE TELEPHONE HORROR STORY OR AN URBAN LEGEND?


Beijing residents claim they have been terrorized by a spate of late night scary phone calls from a local number, in which they hear cries for help, a woman screaming, or a baby crying.

If they call back, they are told the number does not exist, which has led to online claims that people are being harassed by a "ghost call."

Web users who posted their experiences of answering the call on Sina Weibo say these calls all originate from the same number, which is 010-67679910. Many other residents said they had also received calls from that number late at night, but missed it, as it rang only for a short time while they were asleep.

China Unicom - Line Operator
The subject of "ghost calls" has become the top trending topic on Sina Weibo since last week. Many Web users posted pictures of missed call records from their phones, and celebrated that they did not pick up the call. Some are afraid that they merely received the call, even if they did not answer.

Web posts on receiving horror calls from the same number date from 2010.

Two customer service staff from China Unicom, a State-owned telecommunications operator, told the Global Times that the number is in the range of the company's phone numbers, but they cannot find the number in their database. They both suggested the possibility that the number was set through some software.

An insider in the communications industry in Shanghai told the Global Times that Internet telephony which includes software that can change the number shown on recipients' phones is likely to be involved.

Those who made the calls have breached the Law on Public Security Administration Punishments for repeatedly dispatching intimidating information to disturb others' normal life, while supervision on Internet telephony is a legal vacuum.

Beijing police said that if residents receive the calls, they can report this to their nearest police office. Officers will take down the information, and tackle the case if reports intensify, the Beijing News reported.

Source: GlobalTimesChina


DUBLIN MAYOR REPORTS THAT THE MAYOR'S MANSION IS HAUNTED

The Mansion House, Dublin
The Lord Mayor of Dublin says there have been spooky occurrences at the Mansion House.
Naoise O Muiri says his daughter Briona (4) has witnessed a ghoul at the historic Dublin building.
The Fine Gael councillor says he didn’t believe in ghosts until an incident in February when his daughter saw a young girl watching TV in the living quarters of the building.
“In the middle of the night my six-year-old daughter Ailbhe walked from her room through the sitting room and into mine.
Naoise O Muiri - Sceptic

“Briona followed her in the next day she turned to me and said she saw a girl with dark curly hair sitting watching TV at 3am.”
O Muiri said he knew the Dawson Street building which dates back to 1705 had a reputation for strange happenings.

He told the Irish Sun: “I was sceptical coming in but there is definitely stuff happening”.

He believes his daughter’s youth and innocence is the reason why there is proof that there is a ghost.

“Briona has never heard or had never heard any talk of ghosts. She is very small and young, very sensitive.

“It happened 12 weeks ago and we haven’t brought it up again.”

In 2009 the then Mayor Eibhlin Byrne reported that her bulldog Sam had noticed something spooky at the Mansion House.

She said the dog refused to walk past a particular door.


Source: Independent.i.e


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

IS THE NEW POPE FRANCIS AN EXORCIST?

Pope Francis 1 - The Exorcist?

The below footage was shot following Pentecostal mass on Sunday 19th May.
The clip shows a priest explaining something to Pope Francis about the man, who is in a wheelchair, before the Pope becomes serious and places his hands firmly on the man’s head.
While pushing the man down into his chair, the Pontiff recites a prayer and the man opens his mouth while making strange guttural sounds.
Although the process takes less than 15 seconds, the man in the wheelchair appears overwhelmed before the Pope moves on to the next person.
According to an exorcism expert quoted by La Repubblica, “It was a prayer of liberation from evil or even a real exorcism.”
However, the Vatican has denied that the footage shows Pope Francis performing an exorcism, claiming that he was merely saying a prayer for the man.
The Pontiff has repeatedly made it clear that he believes in Satan, whom he refers to as “the prince of this world,” as a real force who needs to be opposed on a constant basis.
Francis is already on record as having performed previous exorcisms. In 1999, the Catholic Church revised the Rite of Exorcism guidelines to clearly recognize, “both the existence of the Devil and the reality of diabolical possession.”
According to rules laid down by the Catholic Church, exorcisms should never be broadcast or performed in front of media of any kind.

Source and Video: Paul Joseph Watson





Monday, 20 May 2013

WAS AUSTRALIA VISITED BY TRAVELLERS OVER 1,000 YEARS AGO?



Forever hopeful - Professor Ian McIntosh

Five copper coins and a nearly 70-year-old map with an ''X'' could rewrite Australia's history.

Ian McIntosh, an Australian scientist and professor of anthropology at Indiana University in the US, is planning an expedition in July to revisit the location where five 1000-year-old coins were found in the Northern Territory in 1944.

The coins could mean seafarers from distant countries landed in Australia much earlier than is believed.
In 1944, the Wessel Islands - an uninhabited group of islands off Australia's north coast - had become a strategic position to help protect the mainland.

Australian soldier Maurie Isenberg was stationed on one of the islands to man a radar station and spent his spare time fishing on the idyllic beaches. He discovered the handful of coins in the sand.
In 1979, he sent the coins to a museum to get them identified. They proved to be 1000 years old.
Still not fully realising their significance, he marked an old map with an ''X'' where he had found them. The discovery was apparently forgotten until a few months ago.

Professor McIntosh and his team of Australian and American historians, archaeologists, geomorphologists and Aboriginal rangers say the five coins date back to the 900s to 1300s.

They are African coins from the former Kilwa sultanate, now a World Heritage ruin on an island off Tanzania. Kilwa once was a flourishing trade port with links to India in the 13th century to 16th century.
The copper coins were the first coins produced in Sub-Saharan Africa and, according to Professor McIntosh, have only twice been found outside Africa: once in Oman and Mr Isenberg's find.

Archaeologists have long suspected that there may have been early maritime trading routes that linked East Africa, Arabia, India and the Spice Islands, even 1000 years ago. Or the coins could have washed ashore after a shipwreck.

When Mr Isenberg discovered the copper coins, he also found four coins that originated from the Dutch East India Company - with one dating back to 1690.
Professor McIntosh wants to answer some of these mysteries during his planned expedition to the Wessel Islands.

He will also be looking for a secret cave Aboriginal legends refer to. It is supposed to be close to the beach where Mr Isenberg found the coins and is said to be filled with doubloons and weaponry.

Source: SydneyMorningHerald

My View?

A bunch of coins allegedly found buried in sand, and an old map marked with an `X` do not in my mind prove the earlier visitations of foreign travellers.  If their entire research is based on the story of a bored WW2 soldier, then the world of science is no longer scientific.
So far, there have been no other significant finds of early travellers, and no indications such as the remains of buildings or other structures that would have defined a presence.
It would be nice to believe in this story, but that is all that it is, a story with a few coins and a map ....





Sunday, 19 May 2013

HAUNTED EARTH SHOW MAY 2013 TRAILER - FEATURETTE



Here is a trailer featuring our special investigation at Ayot St Lawrence for the May edition of the Haunted Earth Show.
Please read my notice on our transfer over to Vimeo, being the new video home of Haunted Earth.



HAUNTED PUBLIC HOUSE TO BE DEMOLISHED AFTER ALMOST 170 YEARS


Old Red House Pub - about to be demolished after 168 years existence 

A 19th Century "haunted" pub has been marked for demolition to make way for a housing development.

Daventry District Council granted permission to develop the derelict Old Red House Pub site by the A43 near Hannington on Thursday.

More than 300 people have signed a petition to save the "landmark".

Campaigner Clorissa Paul said the group was disappointed at the council decision "but won't give in".

Ms Paul, who lives near the village, said the pub was built circa 1845 when it was known as the Green Man. It then became The Old Red House before being named Henry's of Hannington.

Closed for about the last nine years, it has fallen victim to vandalism and disrepair.

The Old Red House today
BHC Architects said in its planning application it intended to "demolish the existing structures" and "design better and alternative buildings" consisting of three residential properties and garages.

Ms Paul, who leads the Save the Old Red House Campaign, said: "We always thought the previous owner would restore the building but only recently discovered new owners wanted to demolish it, that's why we've only just begun taking action.

"We will ask to meet the boss of the developers to seek a compromise, but so far he has refused to talk to us."

Ms Paul said her campaign group would not give in "until the last brick falls".

The disused pub is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost in the cellar and surrounded by spectres of those who have died on the A43.

Adrian Perkins, a paranormal researcher based in Nether Heyford, has given his support to the pub campaign.

He said he had heard rumours about ghosts at the pub and would be keen to investigate.

"I've not seen any factual evidence of the building's paranormal credentials but the number of alleged sightings must be based on something," he said.

"It's been derelict for so many years I can understand people saying something needs to be done as it's an eyesore.

"It's just a shame its not something that would benefit the local community."


IS THIS A GHOST OR JUST AN EXPLAINABLE HOAX?


Some things have to be seen to be believed.

Which is perhaps unfortunate for anyone trying to prove that Wellington Indoor Market is haunted.

A ‘probably explainable’ video has been posted on YouTube, sort of showing what could possibly be construed as a ghost-like figure making its way up the stairs and pulling some boxes over in the Victorian building in Telford, Shropshire.

The events were captured at 2.22am on May 4, according to Town and Country Markets, which posted the video. Though the time and date – much like the ghost – can’t be seen  just before the boxes fall.

Market manager Kay Boaky is certainly a believer. Kay said after finding boxes all over the floor that morning, they went straight to CCTV to see if there had been an intruder.

‘We couldn’t believe what we saw. All the hairs stood up on the back of my neck,’ Kay told the Shropshire Star.

‘There was nobody there when the boxes fell off. We watched it again and we could see the shadow walking up the stairs then chucking the boxes over.’

The video, which asks ‘did you see it?’, has sparked some comments.

‘i dont see a damn thing’, replied viewer john simmons.

Nevertheless, this is not the first time ghostly goings on have been talked about at this market. There have also been reports of a ghost, possibly with clean hands,  a bit of a cold and a short temper.

‘Once there were two people alone in the market,’ said Kay.

‘They were talking when they heard coughing coming from the other side of the building. They thought there must be someone else there but when they looked around it was totally empty.

‘We also have times where the hand-dryer starts on its own or doors slam.’

PJ Godsell, from investigators Mercia Paranormal, described the video as ‘quite interesting’.

‘My initial reactions from watching the video is that this is probably explainable.

‘But we would never say 100 per cent that it is not paranormal.’



Source: MetroNews


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

GHOSTLY CLUB MEMBER RINGING BELL FOR LAST ORDERS?

Exmouth Rugby Club

Spooked pub staff believe their bar is haunted by the ghost of a former drinker who recently died - after its bell appeared to signal last orders by itself.

Bar workers believe the spirit of Nigel Harris, 64, is ringing time from beyond the grave at
Exmouth Rugby Club in Devon.

They say the last order bell has been sounding unmanned and believe Mr Harris, a popular customer of 30 years who recently passed away, is haunting them.

One incident was captured on the clubhouse CCTV camera but when bosses rewound the tape they couldn't see any evidence of a prank.

Barmaid Tasmyn Burns, 19, was serving pints when the bell rang out on a Sunday afternoon.
She said: 'It made us all jump because it was ringing so loud. It was really being yanked with some force.

'I thought someone may have been playing a joke or something so I was shocked when I saw no one else was there.

'I don't normally believe in ghosts but it's quite hard not to after what happened. I have heard a few whispers of peoples saying it could be the spirit of Nigel.

'He was always in the bar and he did everything with the club, his picture is even hanging up in the lounge'.

Mr Harris, the club's former secretary, died from a heart attack in 2010 after being involved with the rugby team for three decades.

Bosses had planned to bestow an honorary lifetime membership on him but he died before they could do it.

Manager Frank Bright said: 'A few people have mentioned Nigel's name. He was great man, an all-round good guy - and certainly no threat to anyone.'

'The bell ringing on its own is pretty odd, I'll give you that,' he said. 'And one of the girls was quite freaked out.

'But I'm a bit more level-headed and I'm sure there's some way to explain it; I just can't put my finger on it at the moment.

'There was one time I was here on my own and I heard a whistle. I turned round and shouted "hello, hello" but there was no-one here.

'You hear voices every now and then but it could just be someone outside. The walls are made of wood but pretty thin.

'Maybe we could use it to our benefit - £25 a night to stay in the haunted bar, how does that sound?'

The rugby club's events manager Sue Stone added: 'I've seen the video and it looks pretty genuine but I'm no expert on these things.

'I know the bar staff have said they've heard things in the past and it's certainly strange.'

Story: DailyMail




WEIRD LIGHT ANOMALY CAPTURED ON DAYTIME SHOW SHOOT


Outside the home of George Bernard Shaw
Coming very soon in the May 2013 edition of the `Haunted Earth Show`.

`Ghosts of Olde England`..

In this investigation we visit a village with a haunted legacy, with some ghosts of very famous people!

Here is a clip from the show showing a very unusual light anomaly as it `fell` from the tree above, and was absorbed into my left hand!
This is phenomena that I normally see on night investigations. The fact that it was captured in daylight is very odd.


I`ve ruled out `bugs` whether large or small. We don`t have a species of insect that drops out of the sky with no movement from it`s wings (impossible - as insects fly with a jerky side motion).

The camcorder burns directly to a hard drive, and doesn`t glitch like DV tape machines often do.

It appeared to enter my hand (it never fell below it) and it looks like it had a dark central band.
I never felt or saw anything.

The village of Ayot St Lawrence is a very lovely, yet spiritually `odd` feeling village. There is quite a lot of activity in this place, and it`s certainly worth a day visit!




Saturday, 11 May 2013

BRAZILIAN `ATLANTIS` MAY HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED - ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS


First mentioned in two dialogues (Timaeus and Critias) by Plato in 360 BC, the legendary island of Atlantis has long been sought by historians, archaeologists, and explorers alike. Said to have originally existed between South America and Africa, this sunken island has been searched for in no less than dozens of locations worldwide, from Bimini to the Black Sea.

In a new twist, a team of scientists from Brazil and Japan say they have discovered their version of Atlantis, or at least an ancient piece of granite that was part of a continent that disappeared nearly a hundred million years ago when Africa and South America separated.

Where scientists claim is the `Brazilian Atlantis`
Brazilian “Atlantis,” as they are calling it, may actually have been part of the ancient supercontinent Pangaea. Pangaea formed about 300 million years ago during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras. It existed for more than 100 million years before beginning to break apart to form the continents as we see them today.

The researchers discovered the granite artifact more than 8,000 feet deep in a region known as the Rio Grande Elevation, about 900 miles of the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team said the granite is a natural formation that normally forms on dry land, which would offer evidence that the region was once above sea level.

The discovery was announced by the Geology Service of Brazil (CPRM) as a sign of a lost continent.

“This could be Brazil’s Atlantis,” said CPRM geology director Roberto Ventura Santos. “We are almost certain, but we need to strengthen this hypothesis.”

“It is unusual because it is granite rock,” he added. “And you don’t find granite on the seabed.”

The initial granite formation was discovered last year during seabed dredging by geologists. Just last month Japan offered undersea observations with its manned mini-sub Shinkai 6500 and reportedly found more granite formations.

Hiroshi Kitazato, the Japanese researcher who led the work for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), said in an interview with The Telegraph that the region was of interest to researchers.

“This is the region that has been least explored worldwide,” he told the paper’s Donna Bowater. “So, we believe it is very important to research it. Previously, the Shinkai carried out ​​expeditions closer to Japan, the Indian and the Pacific Ocean.”

The current theory on the granite formations is that the area was once a large island or more likely part of the continental crust, in part because the materials uncovered are much different than the surrounding seabed. However, the researchers said further testing and analysis will be needed to make a solid confirmation. The scientists plan to drill for more samples later this year after they can gather geological and biological data from the samples they collected so far.

Although Santos has called the finding a piece of the “Brazilian Atlantis,” he explained that the remark is “more in terms of symbolism… Obviously, we don’t expect to find a lost city in the middle of the Atlantic.”

“But if it is the case that we find a continent in the middle of the ocean, it will be a very big discovery that could have various implications in relation to the extension of the continental shelf,” he told The Telegraph.

The research has been carried out by the Brazilian Geological Service, the Oceanographic Institute of the University of Sao Paulo and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, which operated the Shinkai 6500 research sub.

Source: RedOrbitCom


Sunday, 5 May 2013

LESLIE FLINT - VOICE MEDIUM OR ELABORATE FRAUDSTER?


 (1911–1994) was a British medium who is credited as having been one of the last psychics to use direct-voice mediumship. He has been described as the most renowned psychic of the 20th century.

Flint being gagged before a seance

When taking part in séances with Flint, participants would report hearing the voices of the dead surrounding them in the room. Flint would perform bound and gagged in an attempt to prove that he was not throwing his voice. He claimed that he was able to conjure ectoplasm from which he could then reconstruct vocal cords. However, Flint always insisted on performing in the dark, so séance-goers were unable to see him during the performances. He would sometimes even perform in a cupboard.

Amongst those who Flint claimed to have contacted were:
Archimedes
Frederic Chopin
Winston Churchill
Arthur Conan Doyle
Elizabeth Fry
Mahatma Gandhi
Marilyn Monroe
Harry Price
Bessie Smith
Oscar Wilde

The recordings of Flint's séances are now stored at the University of Manitoba.
The collection contains around 2,000 audiotapes and 300 books.

For further reading with samples from his recordings visit:

http://adcguides.com/validity2.htm

Leslie Flint - A fraud?
The Case Against Flint

A comparison of Flint's recordings to the real voices of well known people such as Mahatma Gandhi and Harry Price sound nothing like each other which has revealed that the direct voice mediumship of Flint is dubious.

The Society for Psychical Research investigated Flint and concluded that the voices heard at his séances were auditory hallucinations brought on by hypnosis. He was also accused of using pre-recorded tapes to produce voices, as well as live accomplices providing a two-way voice channels. Psychical researchers who attended séances with Flint also claimed he was using ventriloquism to produce the voices that they had heard.

In 1970 William Rauscher and Allen Spraggett attended a sitting with Flint in New York and said that the Flint's mediumship was a disaster as the spirit voices sounded exactly like Flint.


Saturday, 4 May 2013

IS THIS THE GHOST OF A LADY SHOT ON A FRENCH HOTEL STAIRCASE?

Here is an interesting photograph shared by a friend of Haunted Earth Colette Clarke.
The picture was taken some years ago by a friend of hers, Brad Kirschmann jr who was staying in a French hotel.
The snap was shot towards the end of holiday using a disposable 35mm film camera on the hotel back staircase to use up the remainder of the film.
In the mist, there appears to be a female form standing on the steps.
The photographer, who still has the negative was a total sceptic of the paranormal until this picture was taken.
What do you think?



FORMER U.S SENATOR ACCUSES WHITE HOUSE OF ALIEN COVER UP

Mike Gravel - Alien Conspiracy?

Even as most Americans wonder what planet politicians are from, is it possible that the government is squelching evidence of extraterrestrials visiting Earth? One former presidential hopeful says yes – and that the conspiracy goes all the way to the top.
Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) says the White House has helped keep the truth about the “extraterrestrial influence that is investigating our planet” from the public.
“It goes right to the White House, and of course, once the White House takes a position, ‘well there's nothing going on’...it just goes down the chain of command, everyone stands toe,” Gravel tells Top Line.
Gravel is one of six former congress representatives who were paid $20,000 by the UFO advocacy group Paradigm Research to participate in a Congressional-style Citizen Hearing on Disclosure in Washington this week, where witness after witness has presented first-hand accounts of UFO sightings and extraterrestrial visits.
Gravel says the strongest accounts of alien encounters are from former military officers, such as retired Air Force Capt. Robert Salas, who testified that UFOs temporarily disabled nuclear weapons on his watch.
“The smoking gun of the whole issue, which is when they saw hovering space craft in Wyoming and South Dakota over the ICBM missile silos that the missiles couldn't work,” Gravel says.
Gravel says the media has aided what he sees as a government cover-up by not taking reports of ET encounters seriously.
“What we're faced with here is, in areas of the media, and the government too, an effort to marginalize and ridicule people who have specific knowledge,” he says.
When asked about the fact that he was compensated for his participation in the hearing, Gravel says it did not influence him to agree with the testimony.
“This is an opportunity which I've taken to focus on this issue for an entire week and the preparation I made in coming to it, for my enrichment that's very important,” Gravel says.
For a ride into the outer limits of human knowledge on the possibility of alien life, and to hear how Gravel thinks the world should treat potential alien visitors, come along for this expedition of Top Line.

Source: Yahoo

My View:
I can add to this piece, that all video links to the story have been removed from the internet.
So, if there isn`t a conspiracy, the removal of the video links will certainly add to that suspicion.


AIRBUS PILOT HAS NARROW MISS WITH U.F.O OVER SCOTLAND


A passenger aircraft had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over Glasgow, a report has revealed.

The Airbus A320 was making its final approach to Glasgow Airport on 2 December when an object passed about 300ft underneath it.

The pilot of the aircraft said the risk of collision with the object, which did not show up on radar, had been "high".

A report by the UK Airprox Board said investigators were unable to establish what the object had been.

The A320 was flying with its landing lights on, in clear conditions and at an altitude of about 4,000ft above the Baillieston area of Glasgow, when the pilot and non-flying pilot saw an object "loom ahead" at a range of about 100m.

The object passed directly beneath the aircraft before either of the crew members had time to take avoiding action or had "really registered it".

But they both agreed that it appeared to have been blue and yellow or silver in colour with a small frontal area, but "bigger than a balloon".

The pilot asked the controller at Glasgow Airport if he was "talking to anything in the area" as he had "got quite close" to a blue and yellow aircraft, travelling in the opposite direction, which had passed just below him.

The controller stated that he was not talking to anyone else in that area and that nothing was seen on radar.

Search action was taken with no result and the A320 pilot stated his intention to file a report to Airprox, which investigates near misses.

Air traffic control said they had no trace of any other objects in the area at the time of the incident, although the radar at Prestwick did spot an "unidentified track history" 1.3 nautical miles east of the A320's position 28 seconds earlier.

Once the aircraft had landed, the pilot told the Glasgow Aerodrome Controller: "We seemed to only miss it by a couple of hundred feet, it went directly beneath us. Wherever we were when we called it in it was within about 10 seconds. Couldn't tell what direction it was going but it went right underneath us."

When asked if he thought it may have been a "glider or something like that" the pilot replied: "Well maybe a microlight. It just looked too big for a balloon."

The Airprox report concluded: "Investigation of the available surveillance sources was unable to trace any activity matching that described by the A320 pilot. Additionally there was no other information to indicate the presence or otherwise of activity in the area."

The report said the Airprox board had been of the opinion that the object was unlikely to have been a fixed wing aircraft, helicopter or hot air balloon, given that it had not shown up on radar.

It was also thought that a meteorological balloon would be radar significant and unlikely to be released in the area.

A glider could not be discounted, the report said, but it was unlikely that one would be operating in the area because of the constrained airspace and the lack of thermal activity because of the low temperature.

Similarly, the board believed that a hang-glider or para-motor would be radar significant and that conditions precluded them, as they did para-gliders or parascenders.

The report stated: "Members were unable to reach a conclusion as to a likely candidate for the conflicting aircraft and it was therefore felt that the board had insufficient information to determine a Cause or Risk".

Cockpit transcript

The Airprox report included a transcript of the conversation that took place between the aircraft and the controller at 12:55:

A320: "Glasgow Approach [A320 C/S]"

EGPF: "[A320 C/S] pass your message"

A320: "Er yeah we just had something pass underneath us quite close [1255:30] and nothing on TCAS have you got anything on in our area"

EGPF: "Er negative er we've got nothing on er radar and we're n- not talking to any traffic either"

A320: "Er not quite sure what it was but it definitely er quite large [1255:40] and it's blue and yellow"

EGPF: "OK that's understood er do you have a an estimate for the height"

A320: "Maybe er [1255:50] yeah we were probably about erm four hundred to five hundred feet above it so it's probably about three and a half thousand feet."

Source: BBC


ARE THE UNBORN IN A TRANSITIONAL STAGE BETWEEN THIS WORLD AND SPIRIT?


Do you believe in paranormal activity? If so, do you believe it increases during pregnancy? Some say the unborn are in a transitional phase between the spirit world and the physical world and may have guardians nearby. Others believe all the senses are heightened, including the sixth sense.

Me, I tend to be pretty skeptical about these things. My feeling is that pregnancy is a time when hormones, biology, and brain chemistry are out of whack, and sleep disturbances and intense forgetfulness are just par for the course. Things that go bump in the night when there's a bump on your belly? Nahhhh, that stuff's just made up to sell more horror movies. *waves hand dismissively*

Of course, my paranormal pooh-poohing lasted about halfway through this list of creepy tales from moms who are convinced they experienced something outside the range of scientific explanation during their pregnancies. I don't believe in ghosts ... but I can't lie, these stories gave me the willies.

Paranormal Experiences of Pregnant Women

Ever since I've been pregnant, I've been having terrible dreams like many other pregnant women. However, I have been waking up every night between 3-4 a.m., often feeling uneasy with a sense that I'm being watched. Yea, I know it sounds silly. (...) I had a dream last night that I was awakened in the middle of the night to a demon (half-human, half-goat), licking my feet. I woke up ... and saw nothing there. -- Manda 

Four months into the pregancy, I decide to start on the spare bedroom, turning it into a nursery. My first concern was that it was always cold in there. I had seals put on the window and heavy blinds, hoping it was just some breeze coming in -- but it made no difference. I think it was around this time that the rest of the house was starting to come alive as well. Doors on the cupboards would be open when I walk in the kitchen, bedroom wardrobes would be open and even clothes off the hangers inside. The TV would turn on when I would be outside. -- Megsy

Since I learned I was pregnant, is that I have a constant feeling of being followed and being watched. It's a very odd feeling I have never really experienced seriously. It happens mostly in the hallway of my house, where all the rooms connect. -- Apophysis

I am currently pregnant and recently started hearing whispering in my ear. When I was pregnant with my eldest son I would hear voices all the time. The voices would wake me up and it always seemed like someone left a radio or TV on in the other room but that was never the case. This morning I heard a loud shhhh-ing in my ear. -- Wend

We have been having some strange occurrences going on around here, specifically the strong scent of flowers out of nowhere and Sadie (our Chihuahua) going ballistic and staring at nothing, well at least nothing that we can see anyways. It has happened several times in the last few months. Almost every night between 3-4 a.m., Sadie starts staring at different parts of the house (one spot on different nights) and starts barking wildly. The only thing that I can think of that has changed is that my wife is pregnant ... -- weller

Not trying to sound crazy, but since I've become pregnant, my cats have gone nuts and both my husband and I have been hearing strange noises in our home and last night it scared the hell out of us. We were both laying in bed sleeping last night and around 3:40 a.m. we heard a loud high pitched whining noise coming from the living room. My husband was spooked and went investigating around the house and found nothing. I was too scared to leave the room! We have no appliances or cell phones or anything that could make a noise like that. Just weird odd noises that we can't explain. We've lived here five years and have never had any occurrences until I became pregnant. -- Maf07

I am pregnant with my second child. During my first pregnancy I was forever being woken up at 3 a.m. to TVs, radios, and toys, being turned on by themselves. After I had my daughter it all stopped. Now I am pregnant again small things are happening to make me think it is starting again. The other day I got chills on my arm in the shape of fingers and last night right before I fell asleep something flicked my hand. -- Julien

As my pregnancy moved further along, the more activity I noticed. Most nights, I would be startled awake, yelling from what I assume were nightmares, but eventually these nightmares took a more distinct form. I started to wake up during the night and see strange figures pacing around my bed. One night in particular, a long, flowing, white figure, with black, empty, swirling eyes, entered our room from the living room and drift toward my side of the bed. Out of fear, I turned toward my boyfriend, who was fast asleep. As I lay there with my eyes plastered open, wondering what to do next, the figure glided slowly around the bed and toward my boyfriend before vanishing in midair. -- Meg

I was about three months pregnant at the time (...) I had just turned off the light, and my eyes did their usual 'wander randomly at things in my room' which helps me fall to sleep. But this night, my gaze was drawn to the center of the room, about two feet from where I lay, and there I saw (or thought I saw) a patch of air that seemed thicker and darker than the rest. I am quite curious by nature, so I stared at it more intently, and then realized it was in a humanoid shape. I felt myself suddenly overcome by fear, and I moved quickly to flick on my lamp. (...) My partner and I saw the figure countless other times, always standing immobile in the centre of the room, and to my recollection always accompanied by feelings ranging from 'creeped out' to absolutely petrified, though there was never much of a feeling of it during the day. -- Firice 

Source: TheStir



Thursday, 2 May 2013

TINY CHILEAN `ALIEN` WAS PROBABLY HUMAN - SCIENTISTS HAVE SAID


Researchers at Stanford University have concluded that the tiny skeleton found 10 years ago in a Chilean desert was human in origin.

The six-inch-long skeleton , nicknamed “Ata,” was found in Chile’s Atacama Desert in 2003.  Speculation regarding the remains has been intense among ancient alien proponents ever since.
While some said the small skeleton was probably that of a primate or perhaps a human fetus, other theorized that the tiny elongated skull and ribcage containing only ten ribs, instead of the usual 12, was proof that an extraterrestrial had crash-landed on Earth.

However, scientists at Stanford recently found that the skeleton has human DNA and lived on our planet after all.  They believe the tiny human may have lived to at least six years old before it died.

“While the jury is out regarding the mutations that cause the deformity, and there is a real discrepancy in how we account for the apparent age of the bones … every nucleotide I’ve been able to look at is human,” Garry Nolan, professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford School of Medicine, told LiveScience.

“I’ve only scratched the surface in the analysis. But there is nothing that jumps out so far as to scream ‘nonhuman,’” he said.
The research team also tried to find out what caused Ata’s deformities, but were unable to reach a conclusion.



“It’s an interesting medical mystery of an unfortunate human with a series of birth defects that currently the genetics of which are not obvious,” Nolan said.
Ata and the team’s research was featured in film “Sirius,” a crowd-funded documentary that premiered on April 22 in Hollywood, Calif.