Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Nomar Slevik, author of the new Otherworldly Encounters.
The term "unidentified flying object" (UFO) was created during the 1950s. Depending on who you ask, the term was coined either in 1953 by Donald Keyhoe or in 1956 by Edward Ruppelt. And it may be interesting to note that both gentleman served in the U.S. military (the Marines and Air Force, respectively).
Since that time, the acronym UFO and other terms, such as flying saucer, spaceship, alien craft, unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), unidentified submerged object (USO), and more have all become synonymous with extraterrestrial beings. What researchers and investigators of the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Carol Matsumoto, author of the new Ghosts of Captain Grant's Inn.
I own Captain Grant's 1754, a haunted inn in Connecticut. We have a cemetery across the street and one dating to the mid 1600s behind the inn. There isn’t a month that goes by without ghost hunters calling and asking to do paranormal investigations. We have seen all types of groups: the experienced, the novices, and everything in between. Here are some thoughts I have on how to—or not to do—an investigation.
Do not bring a large group with you. While more is usually the merrier, you will have almost no chance of getting anything paranormal on your equipment. I
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Nick Redfern, author of Chupacabra Road Trip, Nessie, and the new Shapeshifters.
Make mention of the word "shapeshifter" and, in all likelihood, it will bring to mind the image of the world's most well-known shapeshifter of all time: the werewolf. It's a beast that is famous in history, folklore, mythology, and popular culture. Centuries ago, werewolves were talked about, in hushed tones, around campfires in the woods. Today, they entertain us on the big-screen: Underworld, Dog Soldiers, and An American Werewolf in London are just a few of the hit-movies of the wolfman-type variety. There are, however, far more shapeshifters than just
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Loyd Auerbach, author of Psychic Dreaming and the new Mind Over Matter.
Parapsychologists and psychical researchers have been studying psychokinesis (PK), or mind over matter, in the laboratory since at least the 1930s. However, PK has played a part in the field since scientists first began studying physical mediumship in the latter half of the 19th century. Physical mediums claimed to allow spirits to work through them to levitate objects, create apports and ectoplasm, and cause unusual sounds and other effects, all quite physical.
For a variety of reasons, most researchers lean towards those effects being caused by the unconscious PK