Tuesday 31 January 2012


Shipwreck surveyors found a remarkable object in the depths of the Baltic Sea, but before they start celebrating, they need to figure out what it is.
A Swedish company named Ocean Explorer have discovered an unidentified object using their sonar technology in a secret location in the Baltic Sea.
Because of a lack of funding and bad timing, they have not been able to pull a team together to see for themselves.

A similar disk-shaped object was also found about 200 metres away.

At this point, the story behind the object is anyone's guess. 

A life size `Millenium Falcon` lookalike or rocks?       
'We've heard lots of different kinds of explanations, from George Lucas's spaceship -- the Millennium Falcon -- to 'it's some kind of plug to the inner world,' like it should be hell down there or something,' said Peter Lindberg, a diver on the team.
While the Ocean Explorer team is understandably excited about their potentially earth-shattering find, others are slightly more sceptical and are questioning the accuracy of the sonar technology.
In the past, such technology has confused foreign objects with unusual- but natural- rock formations. 

For now, Ocean Explorers have to wait to find out until chaotic water conditions calm down in order to allow a manned expedition to happen.
Additionally, they are looking for financial backers to help aid the cost of the discovery process, and are calling for interested investors on their website. 

Scan showing the similar smaller anomaly
Part of the trouble they face, however, is that they have no way of telling what is inside the supposed cylinder- whether it is filled with gold and riches or simply aged sediment particles.
They're hoping for the former, and history seems to be in their favour.
The Baltic Sea is a treasure trove for shipwreck hunters, as an estimated 100,000 objects are thought to line the cold sea's floor.
The company have created a submarine that they hope will appeal to tourists and wannabe shipwreck hunters who will pay to take a trip down to the bottom of the Baltic Sea to see for themselves.

Story: Daily Mail

Monday 30 January 2012


Here is a tale of a building not haunted by it`s current structure, but haunted by it`s past when a hospital once stood in it`s place.
McAllen City Hall was opened in 1995, and shortly afterwards stories started to flood in from every floor of weird and paranormal events.
Here is a news report and video on what must be one of the most haunted buildings in the state of Texas.

McAllen City Hall

It's a place you don't want to be after dark as stories of drawers opening and closing, papers being ruffled and strange figures roaming the halls fill the air.
“I heard some papers being shuffled outside the main area of our office. I found it kind of strange because our staff had left for the day---and the lights in our area were already turned off,” said Assistant City Attorney Aaron Leal.

Leal said he called out, but didn't get a response.
That's when he got up from his desk to investigate. “I walked to that area and when I got there the sound stopped. I returned back to my desk thinking that was odd. Not even a minute later I heard the same shuffling of paper sound,” said Leal.
Leal said he could deal with the shuffling of papers and the occasional voices that could be heard in the empty building, but it was his encounter with an older man that has him questioning how much more he can handle.
“I remember he was wearing baggy style slack, button up shirt, and hat,” said Leal.
Leal said he walked into the restroom right after the old man, but when he got in there, no one was around.
“I hesitated for a second and wondered what happened to the old man…I knew I saw him enter the restroom area,” he said.
Leal said he never saw the man again, but after speaking with several colleagues, he realized he wasn't alone.
As you walk through the doors to the human resources department, arguably the most haunted area of the building, the spirit of Halloween is everywhere.
It's also the place where director of the department of human resources Juan Gonzalez said he's had his fair share of experiences with the paranormal.
“A number of things kept happening and what I kept hearing most was the footsteps, the talking and drawers opening and shutting. Those were all interesting experiences to say the least,” said Gonzalez.
Whether you believe it or not, these people said it happened and they have a new respect for the paranormal.

Source: ValleyCentral

Sunday 29 January 2012


Here is my recent appearance with the Haunted Earth team on Sophia Tzavella`s excellent program from TV7 in Bulgaria, `The New Files`.
In this edited edition broadcast on 27th January 2012, Sophia has shared some clips of my work which I`m sure many of you may have already seen in their original shows.

I have to say, I have thoroughly enjoyed my input with `The New Files`, and to repeat what I wrote last time, this is an excellent show that should I feel be shared to a larger audience in English.
Sophia`s tireless input in finding new material to share, and her choice of subject material would make this one of the most compelling programs to be seen across the English speaking world.

Sadly what we have to view fades into obscurity when compared with this high quality show adroitly presented by Sophia.

My thanks to her and her team on `The New Files` and TV7 in Bulgaria.


Fran Drescher
The nanny from Flushing, Fran Drescher, may in fact be the nanny from outer space. That's if you believe the actress' dramatic story about being abducted by aliens -- something she truly believes happened to her. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit American TV series, The Nanny.

"You know, it's funny because Peter (Fran's ex-husband) and I both saw [aliens] before we knew each other, doing the same thing, driving on the road with our dads," Fran tells me, in all seriousness. "We were both in junior high. A few years later, we met, and we realized that we had the same experience. I think that somehow we were programmed to meet. We both have this scar. It's the exact same scar on the exact same spot."

But ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson wasn't so convinced of the couple's extraterrestrial pasts. He says Fran got the small scar on her hand from a a drill bit or burning herself holding a hot cup of water. But Fran says, no way.

"I said to him, that's what the aliens programmed us to think," Fran explains. "But really, that's where the chip is."

Source: Huffington Post

Could this be yet another actress who is sorely missing publicity and work?

Saturday 28 January 2012


A man in Dorset has been left mystified after tiny blue spheres fell from the sky into his garden.
Steve Hornsby from Bournemouth said the 3cm diameter balls came raining down late on Thursday afternoon during a hail storm.
He found about a dozen of the balls in his garden. He said: "[They're] difficult to pick up, I had to get a spoon and flick them into a jam jar."
The Met Office said the jelly-like substance was "not meteorological".
Mr Hornsby, a former aircraft engineer, said: "The sky went a really dark yellow colour.
"As I walked outside to go to the garage there was an instant hail storm for a few seconds and I thought, 'what's that in the grass'?"
'No smell'
Mr Hornsby said he was keeping the balls in his fridge while he tried to find out what they were
Walking around his garden he found many more blue spheres were scattered across the grass.
He said: "The have an exterior shell with a softer inner but have no smell, aren't sticky and do not melt."
Mr Hornsby said he was keeping the balls in his fridge while he tried to find out what they were.
Josie Pegg, an applied science research assistant at Bournemouth University, speculated that the apparently strange phenomena might be "marine invertebrate eggs".
"These have been implicated in previous 'strange goo' incidents," she said. "I'd have thought it's a little early for spawning but I suppose we've had a very mild winter.
"The transmission of eggs on birds' feet is well documented and I guess if a bird was caught out in a storm this could be the cause."

Source with video link: BBC 

An update:

Haunted Earth viewer, Deborah Connell Markham has reported that this event also occurred in mid July, 2010 in her sister`s garden in Rotherham, South Yorkshire which is a couple hundred miles from Bournemouth.
She was present during the fall and her sister kept some of these balls in a bag while those in the garden did not dissolve.
Clearly this phenomena is very odd to say the least and the fact that they have occurred so many miles apart may suggest another source for these balls, and not as speculated, a type of fish egg.
Rotherham is quite some distance from the sea.
Here are two pictures taken at the time:

A close up of the Rotherham `jelly balls`.

As they were seen on the lawn in Rotherham
My thanks to Deborah for sharing this update.


Dowsing employed to find water
Here is an article from Fortean Times on Dowsing.
I`ve actually practised this art in the past for finding energy spikes around ancient sites, and even for metal and water detecting!
My rods were always a cut wire coat hanger which serves the purpose admirably. I actually find this a more reliable and accurate method of detecting spiritual energy than any modern gizmo that works (I feel) with less predictable results. 
This article more or less covers everything on the cause and effect of this most useful paranormal detection aid, and best of all it is free! I will probably make a video on this in the near future.

As anyone with a passing interest in the pursuit of ghosts will know, the ghost-hunter of the last 60 years has tended to go armed with a barrage of technical equipment and gadgetry. For example, here’s a report about members of the Paranormal Research Organisation staking out an old Cornish Manor House in 2008: “They will use an array of hi-tech equipment including night shot video cameras, laser thermometers, dowsing rods and pendulums, digital voice recorders, motion detectors, negative ion detectors, ultra-sound devices and digital cameras” (Western Morning News, 25 Jan 2008).

Amongst this impressive array of equipment, two items stand out like witchdoctors’ wands on an NHS ward – pendulums and divining rods. Yet their inclusion in a ghost-hunter’s kit bag is far from unusual. Many, if not the majority, of the UK’s psychic investigation groups, entertainment companies and spiritual development circles who carry on ghost-hunting will deploy them. Many sincerely believe divining rods and pendulums may be used for spirit detection and communication, readily identifying gyrations and movements as proof of contact.

Nor is it just believers who are impressed. Take the case of Selina Maycock, a reporter for the Grimsby Telegraph who encountered “a strange force” while using dowsing rods at the reputedly haunted Skipworth Arms in Moortown, Lincolnshire. Strange incidents have included a pint glass exploding, the sensation of being seized by the arm, noises and the apparition of “a little lad or lass in a baby walker”.
Accompanied by two members of ‘Night Owls Paranormal Investigations’ (Sue Drury, a medium, and Steve Dinsdale, described as an “audio-video researcher”), Ms Maycock was keen to try divining for herself. 

The NOPI team had previously held five vigils inside the pub, claiming to have variously contacted a deceased friend of the pub’s landlady, an entity called “Jimmy” believed to be a former landlord, and a third presence, a boy going by the name of “Billy”. Taking up the divining rods, Ms Maycock admitted to scepticism, but her disbelief evaporated with what happened next. 

Dowsing has been practised for centuries
“Jimmy was asked to use the rods to point to where he was in the room and with that instruction, my heart almost leapt into my mouth. The rods swung round from pointing forward to touching my shoulders facing behind my back. But they didn’t stop there. They continued until they crossed my neck in a headlock. At that point, I could sense something behind me and was in no doubt the spirit had moved the rods.” 

The experiment continued with the astonished Ms Maycock asking for ‘Billy’ to make himself known. In response, the rods crossed. 

“My arms were a good 30cm [1ft] apart, so I knew I wasn’t crossing them. But the motion was a softer one, as you would expect for a young child.” She then tried to cross the rods but found she could not because of a “strange force” keeping them apart. Ms Maycock states her scepticism was duly shaken (Grimsby Telegraph, 13 Sept 2010). 

But was this really evidence of a ghost or spirit being present? Divining and dowsing for water and other substances is a huge area, but anyone with the slightest knowledge understands that such movements are not those of the rods themselves; they do not move “of their own accord”. 

There is no intrinsic detecting power within a rod or pendulum to move it – in every case it needs to be held by a living being to show any react-ion. A wide variety of instruments have been made or adapted for use by dowsers, including the traditional forked twigs (hazel, willow or peach), coat hangers, whalebones, copper wires, walking sticks, pitchforks, bakelite strips, surgical scissors and even – it has been claimed – a German sausage. Some of the best dowsers dispense with any prop, working with their hands alone. 

Personally, I think there is a lot of interesting evidence for a dowsing ability that detects water and probably other material substances. Intriguing results occur even under the basilisk glare of arch-sceptics such as James Randi on televised showdowns (Editions of Arthur C. Clarke’s World of Strange Powers, Yorkshire TV, 1985, and “James Randi Psychic Investigator” on Channel 4, 1991). But whereas dowsing for water, a mineral deposit or a dead body is open to verification (you either find it or you don’t), there is no way of objectively confirming any claim by a psychic or medium that says a ghost is moving a dowsing rod. Unfortunately, there is no settled opinion on how pendulums and rods behave (“For each dowsing aid there are as many different ways of holding it and interpreting the way it moves” – Lyall Watson: Supernature, 1973). 

Beliefs that pendulums and rods can be used for contacting the spirit world are not founded upon any controlled and reported experiments (despite many ghost-hunting groups claiming to be “scientific”). While mediums have long used planchettes and Ouija boards to supposedly contact spirits (or the subconscious mind, depending on your point of view), dowsing to talk with the dead is a modern notion. 

A rare critic of divining rods as ghost-detectors is John Fraser in his Ghost Hunting: A Survivor’s Guide (2010). His view is that at worst, movements are caused by no more than unconscious muscular action by anyone holding the rod or pendulum, interpreted as signals from the beyond, a view encouraged by the organisers of events who are either principally concerned with entertainment, making money, or confirming pre-existing beliefs. At best – assuming some dowsing ability is operating – twitches by the rod or swings of the pendulum are still being generated by muscular actions, as a subconscious reaction to any manner of things present. Even presuming that movements are a response to a ghost, how would one distinguish this from the reaction to water? Most buildings will have running water or a supply of electricity somewhere, so is it not possible these may be the cause? 

Source: Fortean Times


Friday 27 January 2012


PHOENIX - In the last 100 years at the Saddle Horn Bar at least three people have died, but owners insist their ghosts are still around.
Owner Jimmy Olaguez insists it’s more than just the things that go bump in the night. He says he’s convinced his security cameras caught a little girl playing at his bar after it was closed for the night. The problem is Olaguez believes she died more than 80 years ago.
"It was so intense," Olaguez recalled seeing the video, “It was just completely in-your-face shocking.”
According to Olaguez, the girl fell to her death decades ago from a hotel that used to be next door to his family’s bar.
Located near 23rd Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoenix, Olaguez says two people were also shot and killed at his bar in the past 20 years. Olaguez thinks the violent ends for his family's former customers have left their lost souls trapped in his bar. He says it's not good for business.
"Employees come in. They work, and then when something happens, they don't want to work anymore," Olaguez said.
Looking for help, Olaguez turned to Steve Gallion and his team of ghost hunters with Sonoran Paranormal Investigations. Gallion said he jumped at the opportunity to inspect the supposedly haunted bar.
"We wanted to see if we could capture any evidence of paranormal activity, or maybe debunk the activity that's been reported," Gallion said.
Sonoran Paranormal Investigations brings their hi-tech gear to dozens of unusual places, like Saddle Horn.
During their inspection, they tried to seek out the mysteries behind reported paranormal events. One of the biggest was an odd shadow recorded behind the bar by security cameras just a couple of weeks ago. Olaguez and the investigators could not say for sure what it was, only that it was gone by morning.
Customers of Saddle Horn and employees mentioned being touched, poked, and grabbed at times when no one was around.
 "I was actually sitting right here at the bar with another person and we were facing each other,” Olaguez said. “Then we both saw a hand reach up and grab my left shoulder. We both turned around to look and there was no one there. I asked my friend if she saw what I did. She said ‘yes’, and then quickly walked out the door and left.”
During their investigation the hunters used a variety electronic measuring devices. They also cut the lights for two hours at one point and sat in silence. Every now and then someone would ask a question to the possible ghost.
"Is there someone you are trying to contact," one hunter asked.
After more than four hours of taking readings and searching, the Sonoran Paranormal Investigators packed up their equipment and called it a day. There were no major ghost sightings, but Gallion says they have to review the recordings on their video cameras and sound systems.
"I was kind of watching this monitor over my shoulder and I saw something move and block out the light. Hopefully we captured whatever that was," Gallion said.
"Those are the things that are really exciting and make us continue to do this," fellow hunter Amy Millington said.
The hunters say it will take up to a month to go through all of their evidence. Only then will they say if they were shut inside the Saddle Horn Bar with something not of this world.

Source: abc15.com


Vicky Dann - Seeing ghostly figures
A SCOTTISH minister has been called in to perform two exorcism ceremonies at a haunted house.
The Reverend Keith Mack performed the special blessings at the home in Dalkeith, Midlothian, after Vicky Dann and her family continued to see “ghostly figures”.

The Rev Mack, Church of Scotland Minister at St Johns and Kings Park Church, carried out the first exorcism a fortnight ago but was called in again after the ghostly goings-on appeared to get worse.
He performed a second ceremony today, moving from room to room and saying a prayer in each one in a bid to cast out the spirits.

Rev Mack said: “Sometimes this kind of thing comes up and we have blessed a few houses, and it seems to have done the trick.

“However, it doesn’t seem to have worked fully here, it seems to have got worse.

“I will speak to a few other ministers and see what they would do.”

Reverend Mack - Exorcism

Miss Dann, 40, called the Reverend for help after being left petrified of the family home she shares with her two daughters Jenna, 18 and Emma, 11.
She started noticing the spooky goings on around two years ago and claims to have photographic evidence of orbs and other ghosts.

She also says her daughters regularly see ghosts in the two-bedroomed, detached property.
She said: “Emma swears that she sees a man with boots on, in a black suit and a cap coming through our door and disappearing down the hall.
“Jenna said she sees a woman with blond hair and a white nightie standing in the hall.
“Every time we take pictures in the house we either get orbs or people we don’t know in them.

“You feel like you’re going made,” she said. “It’s a weird thing to say but sometimes you can sense that somebody is watching you watching you. If I get the sense that someone’s watching me, I take a picture on my mobile.”
Miss Dunn has taken around 100 pictures which she claims prove the ghostly sightings are not a figment of her imagination.
Face seen in this close-up

Following today’s blessing, she said: ‘The whole thing took about an hour and he asked me after if I felt any difference. I’m not holding out much hope though.

More faces claimed
“He said he had done blessings in the past but after he was here the last time it got much worse.
“My friends and family are all scared to come over. They felt really scared after seeing all my photos”
Miss Dunn insisted she was once a “complete sceptic” about the supernatural.
She said: “If someone had told me this had happened then I would have just laughed, but it is terrifying. When I see the photos I can hardly breathe.”

She has also contacted Historic Scotland in the hope they can provide some answers.
She said: “I don’t want to move, but if we don’t get rid of them, I think we will have to move.”
A spokesman for Castle Rock Edinvar, the owners of the property, said: “Ms Dann has asked for our help in providing information on the history of the area. We will work together with her to find the best solution to this situation.”
A Midlothian Council spokesman said: “We received a public enquiry about the history of a specific area and as per normal practice responded.
Source: Deadline News


Jon Snow - Channel 4 News
Here is a piece of blatant bigotry produced by Channel 4, a British television channel owned by the taxpayer, and run by people who regard and label themselves as `open minded, free thinking Liberals`.
Yet Channel 4 news is produced by people with a seemingly naive arrogance towards those of us that dare to have an interest in the paranormal.

The `news` centers around a man called Rupert Matthews who wants to be the next Euro MP for a seat currently occupied by a resigning member, Roger Helmer. The ruling Conservative Party, are questioning Helmer`s insistence that Matthews replaces him when he retires. Their reason being cited as Matthew`s interests in the paranormal. But what is not shared is that Matthew`s is a published and respected author with books such as, Victorian Britain, The Battle of Crecy and The Fire of London. Yes, there are also titles such as Haunted York, but there's a very simple reason for that: books about the supernatural sell better than history books. 

But Channel 4 fails miserably to balance out their piece by reflecting on the full character of Matthew`s work, and instead of giving him a level platform they dive immediately into Matthew`s belief and work in the paranormal.

Even in the opening sequence, they question this man`s integrity to stand as an MEP  on the Conservative Party viewpoint that he believes in poltergeists, alien abductions, and far worse, teaches in the paranormal at an online university.

This `latter day witchcraft trial` assail continues with dismissive reactions from all involved, with scathing criticism from the reporter Michael Crick, and of course Jon Snow the presenter who presides over this blatant hypocrisy as judge and jury.

Crick mentions that he tried to call Matthew`s repeatedly, and that he was forced to go to his home where he was unwilling to give an interview. Well, knowing the temper of Channel 4 News, are you surprised that Matthew`s was unwilling to speak? Yet they play the story as though he had something seedy to hide.

It`s fair to say that Matthews was soon found guilty as charged, and both Snow and Crick sneeringly imply throughout the story that anyone who believes in the paranormal are quite unfit to serve as a Member of the European Parliament. There was of course no input from those that know that Matthew`s is a respected author with a wide-ranging interest in historical subjects.

Despite the broadcast, the accompanying on-line news story from Crick is littered with more derisory comments such as, `And he appears to have some `outlandish` interests, to say the least. Visit the site of the International Metaphysical University and you'll get an online course tutored by Matthews on the paranormal. For $425 he'll teach you all about ghosts, UFOs, poltergeists and so on, all towards gaining an online masters degree` or, `He'd be one of the most colourful and eccentric British Parliamentarians of modern times. And one Tory MP once called him "as mad as a box of snakes.` And the best: `I'm not surprised that they're having worries in the Tory high command`. Really?

Regardless of politics, we apparently live in an age of reason and enlightenment, yet clearly there are some whose bigotry would not be out of place of those living in the 17th century, and Crick and Snow sadly illustrate that sentiment well.
Please do share your thoughts. 

Chris Halton


I came across this video post the other day purporting to show a ghost running across the background as a small child was being videoed.

The apparition appears quickly and briefly and runs around the back of a wall.
If indeed a hoax, a well executed one.
As there are no facts given surrounding the original capture I make no claim to it`s authenticity.
For that I will leave it to your own judgement.

Thursday 26 January 2012


Ghostly lady in window?

Demolition workers were given a fright after photographing a ghostly figure peering through the window of a derelict Victorian guesthouse in Kendal, Cumbria. 

 The image is said to bear an eerie resemblance of Frances Grimshaw, who worked at the guesthouse and stood for hours at the same window taking bookings.

The late Mrs Frances Grimshaw
David Grimshaw, a former resident at the property, said he was convinced the figure is the ghost of his mother, who died nearly a year ago aged 87.
He believes her spirit may have appeared to protest at the demolition of Meadowbank House, which she adored.
"That is my mother. I'm totally convinced – no one else looks like that. She had glasses and big earrings and she used to wear a dress with a bow at the front," he said.
"She used to stand in that room for hours on the phone – it was the guesthouse reception and she took bookings from there.”

A close-up image
 Mr Grimshaw, 59, a managing director, who now lives in Bedford, said: "She would have been horrified if she had known the house was being demolished because it was beautiful, so maybe that is why she's turned up."
Demolition supervisor Robert Johnson, 38, of Heysham, took the photograph of the house shortly before it was knocked down, earlier this week but it was only later that he noticed the ghostly figure.
"It wasn't until I got home and showed my wife that we spotted the woman," he said.
"You can see the jewellery on her and everything. I've always been a sceptic but I'll have to believe in ghosts now."
Colleague Stuart Shan, 34, from Blackburn, Lancashire, said: "The day before we took the photo we were stripping the building inside and I noticed the chandelier swinging on its own.
"We said at the time the place felt strange. My hairs were standing on end when I saw the photo. I believe it is a ghost."
Dave Armstrong, of Kendal contractors Cox and Allen, said the five-gabled building, which was originally a dentist's in the early 1900s, has been taken down to be replaced with a new commercial property.
He said he could not explain the image of the woman. "There was only a black wall behind the window, we had taken everything out – there were no visible features or anything with a skin colour."

Source: Telegraph Newspapers 


Monica Ballinger claims there is an angel watching over her. That angel, she says, is her grandmother– Cleopatra McLendon Cadell,  affectionately refered to as “Tay-Tay.”
Ballinger reports that although her grandmother passed away almost eight years ago, her spirit has never left her– even in a family photo she took the weekend of Dec. 10 at a family gathering.
When Ballinger was going through the photos she took on her digital camera after a weekend with family, she was stunned to see the face of her deceased grandmother floating in the sky behind her in one of the pictures she snapped.
Ballinger’s reaction was not surprising.
"I cried and kind of threw the camera down. I looked above my head and saw the image of my grandmother."
Since discovering the image of her “Tay-Tay,” she has emailed the photo to many of her family members, sharing what she says is her guardian angel with the rest of who knew her grandmother.
"In the shadow, she has, to me, like a smile on her face, and also telling us that she's okay. Happy that we're together. I just miss her all the time. I know my granny is an angel looking down on me."


Source: Fox11

Wednesday 25 January 2012


Star gazers flock to the skies in the hopes of observing heightened auroras following the recent eruption on the sun  on January 23, 2012 – but they are not the only group that takes notice of this celestial event.  Paranormal investigators across Maine and other areas in the northern US, siege the opportunity to capture evidence of the paranormal.

 It is believed that ghostly entities use geomagnetic energy to manifest themselves – making a super charged earth a playground for these ethereal beings. River City Paranormal Society, located in Southern Maine, explains that the increased energy in the air supports heightened paranormal activity.

According to Show Me Paranormal, a Missouri-based group with a mission to explore the paranormal, the best time to conduct paranormal investigations is during peak geomagnetic fields and solar storms.
Ghostly activity may increase at this time, but they warn that excess geomagnetic energy in the air also poses the risk of interfering with ghost hunting equipment, such as EMF detectors and Trifield EM Detectors – instruments used to measure the electro-magnetic energy in the air.
Many believe that high EMF readings - without a known cause such as nearby electrical sources - are an indication that a spirit or ghost is present. During the period surrounding solar flares or storms, these instruments may register false positives.

Source:  Springfield New Age Examiner


 On this video recently uploaded on Disclose TV was this strange piece of footage allegedly showing something like a small animal jumping and then fading into a bed containing a sleeping person.

The poster claims that the footage was captured by a woman who claimed to have `ghostly visitors`. As usual there is scant information and the quality is poor and without sound.
I`ll leave it for you to discuss with your own opinions.

Disclose.tv - Apparition while sleeping ? Video

Tuesday 24 January 2012


It looks like a blurred light or a badly taken photograph. But according to ghosthunter Leonard Low, this image taken in the basement of a London hospital is proof that it is haunted.
The 44-year-old builder was visiting his former partner who was having surgery at the Whittington Hospital in Highgate when nurses told him about a "strange presence" in the 19th-century arches.
Armed with a camera, Mr Low asked to be escorted into the basement to investigate. There he claims to have seen a "flashing trail of light".
He said: "We began walking down this long corridor with files all around us. We walked for five or six paces when we saw something down the corridor moving.
"There was something hovering in front of us, getting closer and closer. We saw this trail of light flashing all over the place. Then I saw the ghostly image of a young boy."
Mr Low, who owns a "haunted" medieval building in Scotland, added: "When I went down there I got a feel that there was something there. The hospital used to be a leper colony in the 15th century."
Although he took the pictures five years ago, he has only now released them after making new findings while researching his book, The True Story of the Pittenweem Tower Poltergeist, which features the Whittington ghost.
With the help of analysis from mediums, he believes that the pictures depict a 10-year-old boy called William suffering from leprosy. He said: "I would love to go back. I'm fairly convinced it's a ghost, the place is haunted. The stories I've heard were from nurses who have been there for 40 years."
He also told of the "extraordinary pain" he experiences in the presence of a ghost, adding: "I get pins and needles in the back of my head and I find it hard to see. It is as if my skin knows there is something there."
A spokeswoman for the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust said: "There have been ghost stories about sightings and feelings over the years. There is no evidence but the tale continues."

Source: The Evening Standard

My view: Isn`t that really nice of the hospital to allow Mr Low to go ghost hunting with his camera in the basement while his former partner was having surgery above. And all for a book!
I am personally very doubtful about the validity of this photograph, and the surrounding circumstances of it`s capture seem highly dubious to be logical.


Thorpe Lodge as it used to be. The right wing (facing) and top floor are now missing
Here is the much awaited follow up full-night  investigation at Thorpe Lodge, a former Regency period country home now owned and maintained by Broadlands District Council, Norwich, Norfolk.

There was considerable activity on the night, and so much so that I have decided to split the investigation into at least two parts, and mainly focussing on the activity picked up that night.

It is without doubt extremely active, but not unpleasantly so. It seemed quite apparent that they knew we were there, and I feel they were quite mindful of our presence.

The very active staircase
A telling EVP was around 11:25 when a voice told `Everyone to step into ...... (room?)
Listening, I had the impression that the voice was ushering them away from the staircase.

The edit was very difficult as there were 6 video tapes to work from which makes the assembling rather difficult, but I think I have discovered the best activity so far.

I can tell you that the second part has some incredible EVP and other events that will make the first part rather tame by comparison!

I do hope you enjoy this -  And will `like` here and on Youtube.

My thanks to team member Deanne Romans, Broadlands District Council, John Frary, Tony Steward and our friends John and Josie Lewin.

Chris Halton

Monday 23 January 2012


Haunted Cal-Neva
On the shore of lake Tahoe and straddling the border between California and Nevada stands the Cal Neva Resort, Spa and Casino.

In 1926 wealthy San Francisco real estate developer Robert Sherman convinced his business partners Spencer Grant and Harry Comstock to buy up all the land they could on the Nevada side of the North Lake Tahoe Stateline while land was selling between $1 and $5 an acre.

By the end of that year the first Cal Neva cabin was built, a log-cabin structure designed to resemble a lodge in a Broadway play and 1925 silent film called “Lightnin’.”

Once gambling came to the Cal Neva in 1928 the property’s state-line status became a benefit for gambling. If county sheriffs were to raid the lake from either the California or Nevada side, guests would simply move to whichever side of the room was safe.

The original Cal Neva Lodge burned to the ground on May 17, 1937 and was rebuilt in just over thirty days by Norman Biltz and Adler Larson, both early Tahoe pioneers and developers. Over 500 men were employed to work around the clock to finish the new building which is seen today in the Indian Room, Circle Bar and main Casino area.

The Cal Neva Resort. Spa & Casino earned the nickname "Lady of the Lake," weathering heavy snowfalls and the remodeling of a succession of owners including serious gamblers with names like "Pretty Boy," "Bones," and "Baby Face" during the 1940's and 1950's. During the Frank Sinatra ownership years of 1960 to 1963, along with his associates "Wingy" and "Skinny,"

Monroe and Sinatra together at the Cal-Neva in happier days
Sinatra built the now famous Celebrity Showroom and entertained celebrities from around the world. History says Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Juliet Prowse, and Marilyn Monroe (among others) "sang for their suppers" in the Celebrity Showroom and the Indian Room while politicians and Hollywood stars played at the tables and in the private cottages overlooking Lake Tahoe.

There are beneath the guest lodges now disused tunnels where Monroe and Sinatra could move around freely without drawing interest from the Press.

It is also rumoured that the site occupies a former native American burial ground, and perhaps because of that the complex is riddled with ghost stories.

Marilyn Monroe officially died at her home in Helena Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles from a drugs overdose on 5th August 1962, and the previous weekend she had stayed at her cabin in Cal Neva.
It is rumoured that she had actually taken the fatal drug overdose there and was secretly spirited away to her home by aides using the underground tunnels and then flying her from a private airfield nearby whereupon she later passed away at her Brentwood home.

The reason suggested for this secrecy was to avoid the negative publicity the resort would have endured if her death was recorded there - let alone the alleged abuse of drugs.

It was also suggested thar the late President John F Kennedy may have met her there for secret trysts whilst in office, but this and the other stories are just that,  as they cannot be verified.

But regardless they add to the mystique and tragedy that has always trailed behind this
repeatedly changed ownership resort.

Today it is alleged that both Sinatra and Monroe haunt the Cal Neva and that both have been seen walking the lakeside together.

It is also rumoured that Monroe has been heard singing, and that she has been repeatedly seen swimming in the private pool too.

Here is a video uploaded by a group called `Seaside Paranormal` who had carried out an investigation there and had uploaded an interesting video of a weird experience late last year.

I`ve seen some of their videos previously, and believe them to be honest in their work.
In fact I`ve shared some of them on this blog.
Although I accept I wasn`t there, I personally believe this video to be an honest capture of a lady singing in an underground tunnel that previously connected to Monroe`s cabin. But whether that is Monroe is another issue entirely.

The team are oblivious to the voice as you can see and hear below.

Also visit this blog for more information on this very active site:
Haunted Tahoe


New life? Russian scientist Leonid Ksanfomaliti, claims this image, taken from a probe that landed on Venus in 1982, shows a scorpion-shaped life form
Are we still alone in the universe? Well, if a Russian scientist is right, a Soviet probe already solved one of humanity’s greatest riddles by discovering alien life on a neighboring planet - three decades ago.
­While generations of stargazers dreamed of little green men on Mars, a recently published article in the Russian Solar System Research (Astronomicheskii Vestnik) magazine says a Soviet probe may have actually captured images of alien life on Earth’s scorching sister Venus back in 1982.
The article, penned by Leonid Ksanfomaliti of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, presents a detailed analysis of a 126-minute panoramic video recording made by the Venus-13 landing probe.
“Without going into the present conception that life would be impossible on Venus given its conditions, we can take a long shot and say that the given morphological characteristics allow us to assume that certain objects [registered on the planet’s surface] have qualities of living beings,” the researcher claims.
The article mentions three distinct objects: “a shape shifting disk,” “a black patch” and something resembling a “scorpion” which all exhibited signs of life.
Professor Ksanfomaliti said the objects, which measured between 0.1-0.5 meters, were constantly moving over time, making it difficult to explain them away as mere technical glitches.
Most interesting was the appearance of the ‘scorpion,’ whose movements were recorded a full 26 minutes before disappearing.
Ksanfomaliti also says the probe’s noisy touchdown on Venus' surface probably scared off other otherworldly critters, which explains why nothing similar was captured in subsequent recordings.
The scientist had an inkling the video showed something potentially spectacular back in the 1980s, but opted to remain silent at the time. But based on a new wave of research dedicated to Earth-sized planets outside of our solar system, Ksanfomaliti decided to mull over the old data.
He plans on publishing further results of his findings in upcoming articles.
However, Aleksandr Bazilevsky the laboratory chief from the Russian Academy of Science’s Geochemistry Institute, says that while Ksanfomaliti is “a true, serious scientist,” his theory is “flawed.”
“The life forms we are familiar with are protein-based and they would never survive on Venus,” Bazilevsky says.
“We know life forms capable of surviving at pressure of 100 bars on the seabed, and creatures living at the maximum temperature of +150 C in underwater volcanoes. But the temperature on Venus exceeds +500 C.”


GHOSTS in a Territory city have spooked a family reunion.

A spooky spectre drifted across this photo of a family friend and three of the Barke men - Troy, 25, Ray, 21 and Jarrod, 21, when it was snapped at their home in Woodroffe, Palmerston.

The family members were posing for the photograph before heading out for father Ray's 50th birthday party.

But when Ray's partner Janine Pilgrim, 47, downloaded the creepy Kodak moment, she was aghast at the apparition.

"It's really spooky," she said.

The Greyhound bus supervisor said it might be an apparition of Ray's dead older sister Susan, who died from leukemia when he was a child, but Ray, a rigger by trade, is unsure.

"You've got to be sceptical of these things," she said.

"Even Ray is the biggest sceptic and it's got him thinking."

It looks like smoke to the untrained eye, but amateur photographer Jordyn Warner said she had no cigarette in her hand when she snapped the shot.

"It's definitely not smoke," Ms Warner said.

Ms Pilgrim admitted people were smoking in the picture - including Ray - but said their cigarette smoke wasn't visible.

"I cannot see how smoke could make that picture," Ms Pilgrim said.

"Take a good look at it - it has a head. "I haven't edited these photos at all."

Source: ntnews.com (Australia)

Saturday 21 January 2012


Shanley Hotel
Here is a strange `shadow ghost` video posted by North East Spirit Investigations of an unmanned camera left to run on the landing of the Shanley Hotel in New York.
The building originally constructed in 1845 has quite a history of haunted activity.
What is really weird is that the shadow form appears low on the ground suggesting a child or an animal.

The poster states:
`Shadow person captured on film at The Shanley Hotel by N.E.S.I. on September 17, 2008. Notice that the shadow from the banister never moves. Also note that the shadow person moves faster than the other shadows, and appears to change shape`.

A quick search on Google reveals some haunted history:
`Many of the hauntings seem to be associated with James Shanley and the family that resided with him at the hotel while it was under his operation. It is said that a man that fits his description wanders around the establishment in the form of a misty apparition. A woman can be heard mourning and it is likely that this is Beatrice crying over the loss of her three children and sister. A woman in a beautiful Victorian style dress can be observed on occasion. Various scents can be experienced in and around the Shanley Hotel for which no explanation can be uncovered. These scents include perfume, the smell of burning pipe tobacco, and even food`.

What is for certain is that there are many videos from investigations on Youtube, and it appears to be at least, a very popular spot for alleged activity.


St Peter`s Basilica
 I came across this interesting story of a picture taken a couple of years ago by a couple on holiday in Rome.
What do you think?

When retired policeman Andy Key went on a trip to Rome, he was struck by the beauty of sunlight streaming through a window in the Vatican.

As the Pope made an address nearby, he decided to capture the stunning image on his camera.

But it was only when Mr Key, 48, and his wife Susan, 44, returned home and and downloaded their photographs that they noticed a strange apparition in the picture.
Angel, or trick of the light?
They were amazed to see what looked like the image of a guardian angel above the heads of other visitors to St Peter's Basilica.

Mr Key, from March, Cambridgeshire, said: "It looks like an angel hovering on the people's heads.

"No-one can explain it - there's nothing on their heads for the light to bounce off."

Mr Key went on the holiday to mark his retirement from his job as a police constable for Cambridgeshire Police.

He and his wife, a medical secretary, were looking around the famous church when they noticed a large group of people and realised the Pope was making an address nearby.

"I was taking pictures of all the things around us and saw this huge window with the light streaming through and thought it looked beautiful," he explained.

"I snapped the picture and didn't noticed anything until I got home.

"It looks almost like a hologram. I thought it was really spooky."

It was only revealed when he got home, plugged his digital Kodak camera into his computer and downloaded the images.

Angelic form in close-up
Mr Key, who now works as a student mentor at the Neale-Wade Community College in March, said: "It wasn't as if we had visited Rome for any particularly religious reason. We were simply sight-seeing as you do.

"I had not really thought about angels and stuff before. I don't know if I believe in it all but it does look like an angel.

"Several people have looked at it including a professional photographer and they can't work out what it might be - maybe it is a guardian angel."

Depending on how far away this image was taken might determine what it actually was.
It certainly is a fascinating shape, and does resemble an angelic form, but equally it could be something else more mundane and day to day.
This reminds me of this post from the blog`s archive. 


Friday 20 January 2012


Police in Peterborough have been called on to act as ghost busters by victims who feel they may have been targeted by thieves and yobs from beyond the grave.
Findings released by Cambridgeshire Police following a Freedom of Information request by The Evening Telegraph, show Peterborough police have been alerted on six occasions in the last three years to deal with ghostly apparitions.
And in an eerie twist, three of these sightings occurred on the same date – 9th September – in consecutive years.
Two sightings also happened on the same day – 21st February this year – in central Peterborough.
Police said that all reports featuring the word ‘ghost’ in the last three years had occurred within the county’s Northern Division which covers the whole of Peterborough.
The full list of ghostly sightings reported to police includes:
- On 9 September 2009: police were called to a report of a burglary in the PE1 post code area.
The caller told officers it was believed there was a ghost in their house but no trace was ever found.
- On 21 November 2009: a disturbance in a field adjoining a house in Thorney was reported.
Officers were told by locals that this may have been caused by the ghost of a child.
- On 9 September 2010: police were called to a home in Stanground one week after an attempted burglary.
Officers reported that a child had woken at night and believed that a ghost was trying to enter through a window.
- On 21 February 2011: officers stopped a “confused woman” in Peterborough city centre.
They noted that she appeared to be “talking to ghosts”.
- On the same date in the PE1 area, police received a call from a person who claimed to be hearing “ghost noises” as well as seeing hands coming over the top of a door.
The caller also reported a group of three males outside the property, one of whom was a white male.
- On 9 September 2011: a driver on the A47 in central Peterborough reported a person walking down a slip road onto the carriageway against the flow of traffic.
The driver was described to be in such a state of shock that it felt like they “had seen a ghost”.
In all cases police say that no further action was taken by officers.
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “Reports like these are extremely rare but where people have genuine concerns they or their property is at risk we will investigate if appropriate.”
However, the sightings have come as little surprise to Stuart Orme, who works at the supposedly-haunted Peterborough Museum and organises popular ghost walks through the city centre.
Mr Orme said: “Peterborough is an ancient city with a lot of history and tales get built up over time.
“We have an historic cathedral and other old buildings with links to hundreds of people from the past.
“There have been lots of ghost stories in the city over the years and we go through these on our walks.
“I would say that around 80 per cent of ghost stories can be explained with a rational answer.
“But it’s the remaining 20 per cent that no matter how hard you try to think of one, no logical answer exists.”
Among the places which are said to be haunted are the Queensgate Shopping Centre and the city’s museum.

Haunted Shopping Centre

The museum is said to be stalked by the ghost of a First World War Australian Soldier Sergeant Thomas Hunter, who was taken there in 1916 after being wounded.
Back then the museum was a hospital and Sergeant Hunter died there.
Since then staff have regularly reported furniture being mysteriously moved about.
Peterborough Cathedral is also said to be haunted by three ghosts.
The apparition of a little girl who was apparently murdered there in the 1860s is said to have appeared in a window in one of the building’s precincts.
The ghosts of a monk and a stone mason who also supposedly died there have been spotted as well.
The city’s Cowgate area is believed to be haunted following an incident of body snatching back in the 1820s.
Mr Orme added: “Although the museum is currently closed to the public we still have staff working here and some of those have heard mysterious footsteps when nobody else was around.
“There have been several ghost sightings at the Queensgate Shopping Centre over the past 30 years.
“The centre is built on an old residential area which used to contain shops and homes so people say the ghosts could be former residents there.”
So why are people so fascinated by ghost sightings and what should they do if they experience one?
Mr Orme said: “Ghost sightings capture people’s imaginations because they are linked to our fascination about what happens after death.
“I have met people who claim to have seen ghosts and some of them are the most down-to-earth rational men and women you could ever meet.
“But when they start telling you about the ghost they saw their belief is completely rigid and no amount of reasoning can change their minds.
“At the end of the day people are suckers for a good ghost story – even those who don’t believe in ghosts – and that’s never going to change.”

Peterborough Cathedral
The grim activities of the body snatchers
At the end of Cowgate, there used to stand a graveyard, which was removed when the Queensgate Shopping Centre was built.
Eerily, it was one of the last places in the UK to be raided by grisly body snatchers who dug up freshly buried corpses and sold them to doctors for medical practice.

One evening in 1828 a cart was seen outside the cemetery with two men loading suspicious sacks onto it.
The alarm was raised and the men fled, with a cart chase ending near Norman Cross on the edge of the city. Here the men abandoned their getaway cart and fled over the fields.
But do their victims still wander Cowgate, eternally trapped and angry at their sad fate?

 Source: Peterborough Today


One aspect of my `spiritual life` I have rarely spoken about in recent years is my experiences with `hands on healing`.

I discovered quite by chance some years ago that I had what some would call the `gift of healing`.
Once a girlfriend had badly bruised her knee, and I placed my hand over the affected area to rub the bruised area, and she responded that the heat from my hand had travelled into her injured area and taken the pain away.

She described how the heat seemingly knew where source of the pain was in her knee joint and smothered the affected area with warmth whilst the pain grew less as the heat intensified.

I was astonished as I had not until then ever considered myself as a `healer`, and until then did not know how healing actually worked on living tissue.
But what I did instantly recognise was that the energy for the heat had originated in my stomach and had travelled through my chest before reaching my hand in contact with another person`s body.

I then became curious, and over a period of two years practised and improved this skill with friends and family and noted that they all reported the same experience as the heat travelled into their bodies from any contact point and targeted the affected area.
Sometimes the energy attacked parts of the subject`s body which was a condition previously not discussed with me.

On other times I could literally sense where the pain was by scanning my palm over a subjects body, and then I did not need to make any physical contact with them to do achieve this.

At this time I researched famous `hand`s on healers`, particularly Harry Edwards (1893-1976) whose work prinicipally put this ability into public focus and discovered through him and others that all that I experienced through healing was the same as shared by many others.

My first consideration was where this energy originated from and there were two quite differing points of view.
Many ascribe this ability through religion and others through the mind and body.
I am not a religious man in that I do not follow any religious doctrine, but I do believe in the concept of `god`.

Unfortunately I do see some charlatans using religion as a tool to deceive people into thinking that they have `the power` of whoever, and that concerns me greatly.
At one point, I had people coming to my home from all over Great Britain and abroad to receive treatment, and the stories they told me about some well established `healers` truly shook me, and particularly the fee`s they charged.

I heard of `healers` dressed up in bogus religious clothing, or dressed like medieval magicians in order to convince their subjects that they `had the power`.
Some even practised a bogus religious ceremony as part of the `healing process`, and of course as a way of getting their subjects to pay their ridiculous fee`s. And sadly there are many of them.

During my early days, I was still serving as a police officer and always asked for a letter of recommendation from my subject if the treatment worked.

One day, I took all these letters (minus names and addresses) to my force`s medical section to offer my services for free to officers who may need this. They were very sceptical, and a nurse insisted I practised on her own injured hand to relieve some pain in a joint. She was very surprised when the treatment worked, but dared not put her own recommendations for fear of being ridiculed. Needless to say, I received a firm `no thankyou`.

Yet over that time I had practised on 10 colleagues with a rang of conditions and even a magistrate! All reported it had worked for them.

But sadly, there was a sting attached with more serious long term injuries. Although I could remove pain from a long term injury, the relief was always temporary. Healing cannot repair torn muscles or broken bones, but it can aid the condition by removing the pain of suffering from anytime between three weeks to three months. But if the physical injury is still there, the pain will always subsequently return.

Another factor I had to consider was when people felt they were cured (and there were quite a few of them too), I insisted that if they were receiving medication they should always continue with it until directed not to do so by their doctor, and that importantly, they should contact them to be medically reassessed. The reasons for this are obvious, and particularly if they were only experiencing a temporary relief. I had no way or right to advise them otherwise.

Some injuries like aching joints or swellings normally resulted in a permanent cure, and on a few occasions I actually witnessed swelling disappearing as I was healing them.That always amazed me.

One major benefit of healing was that it opened my spiritual awareness and increased my psychic ability considerably. I discovered over the years that my psychic intuitiveness become much more stronger, and deeper.

In recent times I haven`t practised the ability of healing due to personal factors in my life which I feel at the present time not to be conducive to helping anyone. In many cases I have felt sad regret at having to say no to any pleas because I know I have to feel emotionally stable enough to do this. A recent family loss has put this on hold for the foreseeable future, although I hope to return again one day.

I must point out that healing does not work for everyone, and just under 10% of people I have seen have not benefited from this unorthodox form of treatment. Sometimes their own fear or apprehension has been responsible or other factors, but that is a small minority of subjects.

Sceptics (bless them) have stated healing is merely a placebo effect. Well if it was, then all the better for it because placebo or not, it has helped a lot of people lead normal lives.

Before I share some past videos with you on healing, I also practised distance healing over the internet on Skype. The results from these sessions were truly remarkable. This is something I hope to take up again one day.



 It seems of late in the USA at least, ghosts get the blame for all manner of events.
Remember the recent case of a cop who alleged `a ghost` was stealing property from his employers?
Well now ` a ghost` has been blamed by a man for a dreadful attack on his wife - allegedly.

Michael West - claims ghost attacked wife
A Fond du Lac man was arrested after he told police a “ghost” punched and strangled his wife.

Michael F. West, 41, of 281 Fond du Lac Ave., was charged Wednesday with strangulation and misdemeanors of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting or obstructing an officer.

At about 8 p.m. Jan. 15, police arrived at West’s home to find the woman crying and bleeding from her nose.

According to allegations contained in the criminal complaint:

The woman was upset after West blamed her for the house being foreclosed. When the woman pointed out that she works while West sits on the couch, he became angry.

West strangled the woman twice. He then told her to call the police. As she went to grab the phone, West punched her repeatedly in the face.

West told police the woman got her injuries from falling. When asked specifically about the neck injuries, West responded, “A ghost did it.”

Officers had to struggle with an intoxicated West to place him in handcuffs after he made the ghost comment.

The woman said West has made comments about killing her.

West is being held in the Fond du Lac County Jail on $1,000 bail. He was ordered to stay sober while the case is pending.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 27.

Source: fallreporter.com