Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review: Solomon Healing Project

For those of you looking for enlightenment and healing; I highly suggest you tune into the Solomon Healing Project.

The show can be seen Thursday night at 8PM Central time on

Tonight's show was on relationships. And I learned a lot.

Also, you can check out Svea and Moshe's blogs at the following links. and

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Review: Haunted Hillbillies

Today's episode of Haunted Hillbillies on was very good in my opinion.

Today's episode covered paranormal equiptment.

This was my first time watching the show, but I found it very very good.

I reccommend this show to everyone interested in paranormal.

I give it 4 stars.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Do you believe in curses? - The T. B. Scott Mansion

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April 29, 11:40 AM by Kathie Kessler

Scott Mansion

Not far from Wausau, lies a building that is said to be built on cursed land. Merrill, originally named Jenny Bull Falls was a logging town that began with a French trading post in 1843. The native American Indians that lived there welcomed the traders and treated them with hospitality. It is said, one of the white men fell in love with the chief's daughter whom he nick-named Jenny. There are several versions of how Jenny died, some say she became pregnant and took her own life by throwing herself into the river, some say she died in childbirth and yet others say she died from the flu contracted from the white settlers. What ever the case was, the distraught chief buried his daughter on a hillside across from his village and cursed the hill for all eternity to remain sacred to the memory of his child, and that the land “never do any white man any good”.

A settlers village was built near the hill and just as the chief decreed, the camp was plagued by death and misfortune.

In 1884, Thomas Blythe Scott, a local lumber baron bought land on the hill to build a large home. The curse returns as Thomas himself died in 1886 at the age of 57 before the house was even finished. Within a year his wife Ann died. Walter, their son, hired an architect to finish the house. The architect stabbed him to death.

In 1893 a man named Kuechle purchased the property. He soon lost all his money on a bad investment and had to mortgage the house to a Mr. Tony Barsanti. Barsanti foreclosed on Mr. Kuechle, who promptly went insane and died in an asylum. This same year, Barsanti met his own untimely end, as he was stabbed to death while waiting for a train in Chicago. In 1901 the house was purchased by George Gibson who went out to inspect the property and vanished, never to be seen again. Mary Fellhaber bought the house in 1906 and she soon became ill and died.

A man called "Popcorn Dan" was the caretaker of the property until 1912 when he too died after booking passage on the Titanic. Mr. Lloydsen took up the task of caretaker until 1919 when he drank himself to death.

The widower of Mary Fellhaber finally gave the property to the city in 1923, and it became home to the Sisters of the Holy Cross who have seemed to have quelled the curse with their devotion to God and healing. Although, to this day there are still stories of ghostly sightings and paranormal activity in the old mansion.

Are you a local resident with a ghost story to tell? I am looking for local stories of haunted places, paranormal experiences, even UFO sightings! If you have a story and would like to be interviewed for an article (anonymously if requested) please EMAIL Kathie Kessler


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Written by Ron Milione

Let’s talk about this subject called (EM) Electromagnetism. Electromagnetism is a large, encompassing theory, so it’s no wonder that many people do not understand it because we cannot see it, feel it or even taste it. A basic book on it will almost immediately dive into the world of boring mathematics, such as Maxwell’s equations!

Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) are invisible lines of force that surround any electrical device. Power lines, electrical wiring, and electrical equipment all produce EMF. There are many other sources of EMF as well. The focus of this discussion is on the basic understanding of EMF--that is, EMF associated with the generation, transmission, and use of electric power.

Electric fields are produced by voltage and increase in strength as the voltage increases. The electric field strength is measured in units of volts per meter (V/m). Magnetic fields result from the flow of current through wires or electrical devices and increase in strength as the current increases. Magnetic fields are measured in units of gauss (G) or tesla (T).

Most electrical equipment has to be turned on, i.e., current must be flowing, for a magnetic field to be produced. Electric fields are often present even when the equipment is switched off, as long as it remains connected to the source of electric power. Brief bursts of EMF (sometimes called "transients") can also occur when electrical devices are turned on or off.

Electric fields are shielded or weakened by materials that conduct electricity--even materials that conduct poorly, including trees, buildings, and human skin. Magnetic fields, however, pass through most materials and are therefore more difficult to shield. Both electric fields and magnetic fields decrease rapidly as the distance from the source increases.

Even though electrical equipment, appliances, and power lines produce both electric and magnetic fields, most recent research has focused on potential health effects of magnetic field exposure. This is because some epidemiological studies have reported an increased cancer risk associated with estimates of magnetic field exposure. No similar associations have been reported for electric fields; many of the studies examining biological effects of electric fields were essentially negative.

The term "EMF" usually refers to electric and magnetic fields at extremely low frequencies such as those associated with the use of electric power. The term EMF can be used in a much broader sense as well, encompassing electromagnetic fields with low or high frequencies.

STATE Measuring EMF: Common Terms
Electric fields: Electric field strength is measured in volts per meter (V/m) or in kilovolts per meter (kV/m). 1 kV = 1000 V
Magnetic fields: Magnetic fields are measured in units of gauss (G) or tesla (T). Gauss is the unit most commonly used in the United States. Tesla is the internationally accepted scientific term. 1 T = 10,000 G Since most environmental EMF exposures involve magnetic fields that are only a fraction of a tesla or a gauss, these are commonly measured in units of microtesla (µT) or milligauss (mG). A milligauss is 1/1,000 of a gauss. A microtesla is 1/1,000,000 of a tesla. 1 G = 1,000 mG; 1 T = 1,000,000 µT To convert a measurement from microtesla (µT) to milligauss (mG), multiply by 10. 1 µT = 10 mG; 0.1 µT = 1 mG

The earth produces EMF, mainly in the form of static fields, similar to the fields generated by DC electricity. Electric fields are produced by air turbulence and other atmospheric activity. The earth's magnetic field of about 500 mG is thought to be produced by electric currents flowing deep within the earth's core. Because these fields are static rather than alternating, they do not induce currents in stationary objects as do fields associated with alternating current. Such static fields can induce currents in moving and rotating objects.

The wavy line at the right illustrates the concept that the higher the frequency, the more rapidly the field varies. The fields do not vary at 0 Hz (direct current) and vary trillions of times per second near the top of the spectrum. Note that 104 means 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 or 10,000 Hz. 1 kilohertz (kHz) = 1,000 Hz. 1 megahertz (MHz) = 1,000,000 Hz.

You cannot see a magnetic field, but this illustration represents how the strength of the magnetic field can diminish just 1-2 feet (30-61 centimeters) from the source. This magnetic field is a 60-Hz power-frequency field.

When it comes to using EMF detectors, may folks have no clue on how to use them properly or the ability to determine man-made sources such as (AC), which is alternating current from natural ones (DC), which is direct current.

The problem is amplified by the fact that most meters are calibrated at 60Hz AC, the same frequency as household wiring and other man-made electrical systems. They were not designed for what we are using them for, such as paranormal research.

Most of us, aka ghost hunters will tell you that ghosts are believed to emit some kind of electromagnetic field, so called EMF. However, when asked why they believe this, many cannot give a good scientific answer because we are still in the beginning stages of this frontier research.

Here is some of our hypothesizes explaining how the EMF detector problem can be solved to some degree in the field of paranormal research. The scientific method is the best way yet discovered for winnowing the truth from lies and delusion. The basic version looks something like this:

  1. Observe some aspect of the universe.
  2. Invent a theory that is consistent with what you have observed.
  3. Use the theory to make predictions.
  4. Test those predictions by experiments or further observations.
  5. Modify the theory in the light of your results.
  6. Go back to step 3 and loop again.

So, what is my theory, the basis for ghostly energetic? There is really only one possibility within known science, so let’s go to the specialists.

To begin our quest, we must first take a look at the ghost in the human machine, the conscious of the mind. Professor McFadden from the School of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Surrey in the UK believes our conscious mind could be an electromagnetic field. His theory may solve many previously intractable problems of consciousness and could have profound implications for our concepts of mind, spirituality and even life and death.

There are wide differences in the concepts of consciousness, which are prevalent among biologists, psychologists, and sociologists. The threefold meaning of consciousness comes from the Latin word 'con-scio': a) to cut, b) to make a distinction, and c) to know.

There are three different ways to know the difference -- 'con-scientia':

  1. ) Through genetic bio-reactive knowledge,
  2. ) Through personal self-reflexive knowledge, and,
  3. ) Through social, consensually validated knowledge.

Most people consider "mind" to be all the conscious things that we are aware of.

However this is not quite accurate. The majority of mental activity occurs without awareness. Actions such as peddling a bicycle or walking can become as automatic as breathing. The biggest puzzle in neuroscience is how the brain activity that we're aware of (consciousness) differs from the brain activity of all of those unconscious actions.

The human brain is a symphony of electromagnetic signals, but science has had trouble finding the conductor of the symphony. One of the problems that neurologists have with consciousness is called the binding problem. The best way to explain the binding problem is to use the analogy of a tree. A tree seems to contain thousands of leaves, all of which are contained on several branches. Neurobiology tells us that the information contained in the mind (all the leaves) is dissected and scattered among millions of widely separated neurons. The binding problem is encountered when science tries to explain where in the brain all those leaves are stuck together to form the conscious impression of a whole tree.

How does our brain bind information to generate consciousness? The data does not seem to add up and our symphony conductor is once again missing.

Through his research, Professor McFadden realized that every time a nerve fires, the electrical activity sends a signal to the brain's electromagnetic field. However, unlike solitary nerve signals, information that reaches the brain's electromagnetic field is automatically bound together with all the other signals in the brain.

The brain's electromagnetic field does the binding that is characteristic of consciousness. Conscious information processing is associated with the EM component of ultra low frequency (ULF) brainwaves in either:

  1. ) Dialectically "denser" parts of the brain in the normal awake state
  2. of consciousness; or
  3. ) a gaseous ionic structure in the vicinity of the mind.

This is why we aka ghost hunters look at EM fields. It is the basis of life itself (a great book on the subject that I'd recommend for ghost hunters is " The electromagnetic origins of life" by Dr. Becker). The brain's EM field is the only possible thing that could survive bodily death.

EEG and the brain's state

EEG (Electroencephalography) technology is used to measure brain's electrical vibrations from the surface of the scalp. The resulting EEG pattern will contain frequency elements mainly below 30Hz. The frequencies are categorized into four states as follows:

STATE Frequency Range Amplitude State of Mind
Delta 0.5Hz - 4Hz high (up to 200uV) Deep sleep
Theta 4Hz - 8Hz low (5uV - 20uV) Drowsiness (also first stage of sleep)
Alpha 8Hz - 14Hz high (up to 200uV) Relaxed but alert
Beta 14Hz - 30Hz low (less than 10uV) Highly alert and focused

The dominant frequency in the EEG pattern determines what is called the current state of the brain. If the amplitude of the alpha range frequencies is highest, the brain is said to be in the alpha stage. Note that other frequencies still occur; it is not meaningful to give any exact frequency your brain is "operating on."

So what happens at death? Using the first law of thermodynamics there are several possibilities. First, all that energy could transform into heat and bleed out of the skull. That would also mean no afterlife, much less any possibility for ghosts. Fortunately, there are other possibilities. The EM field could also change frequency or polarity. Interestingly enough there is some data out there that suggests that the mind goes into theta waves just before death, which gives us a possibility of ghosts.

Using what data we have from neurology, we can assume that the frequency change could not exceed much more than 40Hz or so. The bottom line is that we are looking for low frequency DC EM fields. These types of fields are what we need to take a serious look at. The biggest problem with EMF detectors is that they are not giving you the most vital piece of information of the EM field, its FREQUENCY!

They can only give you the power associated with a field. There is an instrument that can give you both power levels and frequency. It's a laptop computer. We have a program that transforms your laptop into a spectrum analyzer. Using the proper coil or antenna, so can quickly tell if a field is manmade or not and record the data from the field onto the hard drive of the laptop.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Notice: Tarot Visions With Maureen

Maureen's show Tarot Visions will be on this Saturday at its normal time.

However, it will not be on, on Sept. 25th.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Internet Show Update: Tarot Visions

Tarot Visions, will not be on this Saturday.

But it will return the following Saturday.

Get to Know your Ghosts - Poltergeists

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Written by Jason Hawes

Poltergeist is from a German word meaning noisy spirits. Reports of poltergeists date back to Ancient Roman times.

The activity that takes place will start of with knocks and bangs, furniture starting to move around by itself. Then, the activity will become more intense, manifesting itself through voices and even the appearance of full apparitions. Furniture may slide across the room and beds may shake. Many shows are based on this is a style of haunting because it tends to be the most terrifying and rarest type of haunting that occurs.

Most of the time, in the case of a poltergeist, the haunting circles around a female in her teen years. Some of these cases seem to be caused by the female unknowingly controlling the energy around herself. Some cases happen around people that are stable and in the right mind space.

This haunting is hard to classify due to certain situations. No two are ever really the same. Most of the time you will find that one person in the household seems to be more affected by the haunting than anyone else. It may seem that most of the activity doesn't happen unless that certain person is present. Usually, the activity appears to stop when that person leaves the home. The majority of the time poltergeists are experienced by several people, but again they seem to center around one certain person. This person may be highly stressed as of late or maybe this person has gone through some type of extreme emotional situation. If this is the case, see that the individual involved gets some medical care, and soon afterwards the poltergeist will subside.

When it is not the teenager that is manifesting activity there are usually several spirits in the area. The spirits appear to pool their energy together in order to become strong enough to move larger objects and make more noises. In order to remedy the situation, you need to find the root of their anger so that they can pass over and leave you in peace. On most poltergeist cases they will disappear with out any warning, just as they appeared. Certain times it may stop within a few days, other times it may take years. You may never know the reason that it happened. Most people are just happy to see it go and that's enough for them.

By understanding why it was there in the first place helps you to understand how to keep it from ever coming back again. Knowledge is the key in protecting yourself in this world.

Ghost Hunting Etiquette 102

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A ghost, spirit or specter is a compilation of many different elements. First and foremost, it is the essence and energy of a previously living human being lacking all of it’s physical senses, sight, sound, touch, etc. Second, it is a mass of feeling and pure thought. Thirdly, a ghost is a elemental being sustained by an energetically charged environment. Many elements are required to establish the formation of this elusive entity. Energy, first and foremost is essential for it’s existence.

Upon entering an environment where a suspected spirit resides, it is essential to allow the spirit the opportunity to manifest. If the researchers and ghost hunters charge in with lights out and cameras blazing, the spirit may be right intimidated and become reclusive. There must be a common courtesy from both parties for a successful investigation to be fruitful. Poking and provoking the spirit, while occasionally effective, can result in unwanted physical attacks or no results at all.

Let’s review what our basic understanding of ghosts from a scientific standpoint for a moment. All theories and assumed facts based on our experiences, technology and experiments.

First, ghosts vibrate at a higher frequency in their realm than our own due to their lack of physical substance. Our realm having a heavier density and a substantially lower frequency of vibration, causes us to lack the ability to communicate properly with these entities. This assumed fact has been established by the use of electromagnetic field detectors, electronic voice phenomena and various other technology based methods.

Second, ghosts need a substantial amount of energy to manifest in our realm. It is alleged that when an entity is trying to manifest, many amazing environmental changes begin to take place. The area of manifestation becomes increasingly cooler, much colder than it’s surroundings and previous readings of the area. The air becomes more dense and significantly charged with electromagnetic energy, hence the common observation of eye witnesses stating that the hairs on the back of their neck stood up. Batteries and sources of energy are occasionally drained or manipulated. Lights flickering or electronic equipment turning on and off may be an example of energy manipulation upon a spirit’s attempt to complete formation. This, in theory, is the entity attempting to draw as much energy out the area as possible to visibly manifest. A ghost’s energetic temperature signature has been recorded with the help of a thermal camera.

There are many forms that an entity can assume, based on the amount of energy it can consume at that present moment. There is the ominous floating orb of light, the lightweight mist, the dark and sinister looking shadow, various invisible and physically assertive forms and ultimately the fully formed torso apparition. Their abilities to manifest seem to be dependent on the use and availability of some forms of energy. In a home, they utilize lights, batteries and other man-made technologies to enhance their abilities. Outside, where it seems there would be little source of extracting energy, there are ley lines, air charged by naturally occurring friction and electricity as well as various sources of certain rock and minerals.

So, based on this basic information that we living folks have gathered over the years pertaining to the existence of the other side, we can finally put it to good use. My first proposal is that when performing a ghost hunting expedition is to provide an energy source for the entities to utilize. As ghost hunters, much of our technological equipment relies on the premise of being in complete darkness. That is all well and good, but it can deprive the entity of any form of energy to use for manifestation.

In one television episode, our beloved TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) ghost hunters were working on a case concerning a light house. The entities were heard and seen from the very peak of the lighthouse, but throughout the episode and the general stories from eye witnesses, the spirits rarely ventured far from that area. This episode contained some amazing and clear footage of the entities peering over the railing and coming down the lighthouse stairs. It would seem that this was their chosen home due to, in my opinion, the immense power that the giant light emits at a constant rate. I found it interesting how in the event of complete darkness, the entities maintained their visible forms for lengthy periods of time, possibly using the strongest potential and residual energy light source within the area.

One must remember how much work and effort it takes for them to transform themselves to our level. They are barely aware of our presence in general, as well as the fact that they cannot perform efficiently in our realm’s particular density. Where they exist, it is confusing and foggy at best. For us living people, we could not function in an environment with very little oxygen, we would be disorientated and would have extreme difficulty performing even the most simple of actions. This is how it is for those trying to lower their vibrations from a higher vibration realm, except energy is their oxygen.

A couple of theories that substantiates the need for more energy in the air is that of the noticeable paranormal activity increases during electrical storms and barometric pressure changes. With lightening charging all the particles in the air, the air itself becomes a conduit of pure energy for the spirits to utilize.

There are many examples of communication barriers in our own existence. An example is that of a hearing person and a deaf person. We acknowledge the fact that some people are incapable of understanding what we are trying to say with our voice. We then adapt ourselves to their needs. By using sign language we’ve established a bridge for crossing the communication gap. In this compassionate and dignified manner, we are respecting the hearing impaired. A ghost isn’t any different in that respect. We simply need to adapt ourselves and our perceptions to find a way to communicate.

Psychics in general, if they are truly such and not dishonest, emit a particularly high vibration when attempting to communicate with a ghost. A psychic actually raises the particle acceleration of their own vibration within their aura and general surroundings allowing a spirit the opportunity to potentially communicate. Everyone though can alter their aura or energy field to communicate with the other side, it simply requires practice and trust in your own abilities. The adapted energy field that a psychic emits is like a virtual beacon to the paranormal. That is why people who are considered sensitives or empaths are more able to potentially attract and communicate with the desired entities.

But seeing that nowadays we desperately want undeniable and factual proof that the ghosts exist, we must utilize human technology as much as possible. The perfect end result being an actual videotaped interview with a spirit exchanging information.

We are called ghost ‘hunters’ right? Let’s break down the implication of a hunter. A hunter travels to the potential prey’s location, their natural environment. The hunter sets up various traps, baits and strategies as to best capture his opponent, correct? There are certain rules and common senses that the hunter uses to entice his prey, based on observation and research. Should we apply the term ‘hunter’ to ourselves as paranormal investigators, we see that we are attempting to ‘capture’ a certain unpredictable prey. The problem is, we are not complying with the prey’s rules.

If it’s energy the prey desires, we must comply to the rules. Yes?

If ghosts are drawing energy to themselves to create electromagnetic fields, it must be necessary for them to do this in order to manifest and communicate. We must recreate an energy source from which they can draw so that they can charge their existing density in order to allow more efficient permeability of free space. Essentially luring them in as they are enticed by the energy.

If you become a ghost ‘observer’ as well as a hunter, you’re more likely to understand the nature of the prey. When zoos keep animals in captivity, they observe and then recreate the natural environment of the animal to the best of their abilities, to better understand, appreciate and welcome the animal to it’s new habitat.

Shouldn’t we then abide by the natural and unnatural environmental requests of the paranormal? We have been attempting to infiltrate this unnatural environment with our own natural understanding of our own laws of physics. We must adapt our thinking to accommodate the experimental environment and habitat of our chosen test subject.

How can we possibly understand a paranormal idea if we do not entertain the idea of altering our own perceptions of normal.

So, in combining the theories that ghosts need energy to manifest and communicate on our realm, we should then attempt to find a source of energy that can be safely placed within the desired area of effect. I think we may have to play with many forms of energy to find a satisfactory suitor, but with patience and trial and error, we will find it.

Recreating high emissions of electromagnetic energy in itself is very dangerous. Studies show that high levels can cause a human very unpleasant symptoms. Nausea, paranoia and dizziness are among the common symptoms, not to mention hallucinations. Many hauntings have been debunked due to high levels of electromagnetic energy found in a home. Poor wiring and older technology are just a few items that can produce these emissions.

There are many safe forms of creating usable energy. I would suggest trying static electricity. Remember back in science class when the teacher brought out the static ball machine. It’s called a Van DeGraff Generator. It can safely produce between 200,000 and 250,000 volts, creating enough charge to make the average person’s hair stand completely on end. It can literally create a miniature lightening effect within a controlled circumference, therefore charging the atmosphere, possibly enough to help enable a spirit to manifest.

One woman whom contacted me about a potential haunting in her home, said she often heard the sound of static electricity popping before a strange and unexplained paranormal event would occur in her home.

These are just examples in how to expand your perception and help you understand that there are ideas out there yet to be discovered. Don’t limit yourselves and your experiments to only what you have learned from others, explore and trust your instincts. You may just be the one to discover the true secrets hiding behind the paranormal veil.

With all ghost hunting expeditions, safety is number one. Getting the evidence you want is a definite plus, but we must remember to treat both the homeowner and unseen house guest with both respect and dignity.

Danielle Lee Copyright 2008 All Rights Reserved

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paranormal News: Ghost Lab Searches for Proof of Paranormal at Moundsville Penitentiary (Video)

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Ghost Lab
“Ghostlab began filming part of Season Two of the show Monday in Moundsville,” reports Crissy Clutter for Among the residents in the city of Moundsville there is a long-standing tale: ghosts are being housed in the dark and dingy Moundsville Prison.

“The old prison has been shut down for several years, but many believe there are spirits still inside the old prison serving more than a life sentence,” reports Clutter. “The former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville is once again the scene of a network production.”

“The show Ghostlab, aired on the Discovery Channel, is trying to prove paranormal activity,” reports Clutter. “Ghostlab is based on two brothers, Barry and Brad…and their investigation team whose stated mission is to ‘visit the most haunted places in America, find evidence, and test new theories to probe the existence of the afterlife.’”

“Brad Klinge, with Everyday Paranormal, said he’s experienced everything from sights and sounds to apparitions and his group has recorded voices, as well,” reports Clutter. “Brad Klinge founded everyday paranormal in 2007, but was interested in the after-life since he was a teenager and had a paranormal experience in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.”

“The group was drawn to Moundsville because of it’s past,” reports Clutter.

“We came here because of the history.. it has a steep history dating back to the Civil War. We’re here to hunt ghosts,” said Barry Klinge.

Paranormal News: Man arrested on charges that he set “haunted house” on fire

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EAST FISHKILL – A Hopewell Junction man was charged by Police with third-degree arson and third-degree burglary for allegedly setting fire to an old and supposedly haunted vacant farmhouse. The farmhouse was built in the 1800s and the man believed the home to be haunted.

The suspect is identified as Christopher Nichols, 18, of Hopewell Junction. If you know anything else about this, the house or why he set the fire please comment below.

Paranormal News: An Arizona Hotel With Dead Guests

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BISBEE, Ariz. — Many hotel guests would complain if they were awoken by bumps in the night or if they found their things had mysteriously disappeared from their dressers. But not visitors to the Copper Queen Hotel, a rustic old place that is considered Arizona’s longest continuously operated hotel.

The Copper Hotel
The Copper Queen is haunted, or at least that is what the owners claim and what numerous guests have affirmed over the years with stories about mysterious voices, odd sounds and smells, and even levitating objects. For many, a quiet, uneventful night at the Copper Queen, which dates to 1902, is a dire disappointment.

“Oh, oh!” a non-ghostly woman exclaimed in surprise when she rounded a corner on the fourth floor one recent evening. When she realized she had encountered another non-ghost, she seemed disappointed. “Have you seen anything?” she asked.

The front desk clerk’s voice grew low as he told how he heard a female voice one evening while riding the elevator between the third and fourth floors, even though he was the only physical being inside. And he swore up and down that he once saw a room key floating in the air.

At his side were the ghost journals, accounts left by guests over the years of their encounters with the hotel’s resident spirits. So compelling are some of these tales that they have been compiled into a book that came out this month. Adding credence to the hotel’s claim of three resident ghosts, at least for those who believe in the paranormal, was the hotel’s appearance in an episode of the “Ghost Hunters” show on the Syfy Channel.

One Copper Queen guest, Tina LaVon, wrote about how she had tried to take a photo in the hotel but the camera said it had no memory card. The scary part is, she insists it did have a memory card.

Others wrote of hearing whispers, of the remote control for the television not working or of a cellphone battery mysteriously losing power. A child wrote of losing her stuffed animal only to have it mysteriously reappear later.

Nine-year-old Devan heard breathing over his shoulder when he was reading the ghost book. Other guests said coins disappeared from the desk in their room, which legend has it is the handiwork of Billy, a young ghost, who died long ago in the nearby San Pedro River and supposedly now has the run of the Copper Queen.

“Southern Arizona’s Most Haunted,” a book on Bisbee and other reputedly haunted locales in the southern part of the state, recounts how Billy has been seen jumping on the leather couch in the lobby.

“The Copper Queen Hotel is haunted by over 16 spiritual entities,” said the book’s author, Renée Gardner, who has been named by the local Chamber of Commerce as the official ambassador to the ghosts and spirits of Bisbee. She conducts walking tours of ghostly spots around this old copper mining town, as well as a special driving tour in a secondhand hearse.

All the spirits supposedly roaming around the Copper Queen, and some guests perhaps pretending to be spirits themselves, mean a lot of potential for mischief.

A guest named Roxana wrote of a ghostly incident that occurred when she showered.

“My husband and daughter left our room and I got in the shower,” she said. “When I was in the shower I heard the bathroom door shake. When my husband and daughter returned I said, ‘Very funny.’ They swore they hadn’t returned to scare me.”

Another guest, Natasha, wrote about something that may or may not have happened as she and her stepfather were dining one night. He had locked the door to their room, No. 401. She had seen him. But when they got back, their door was wide open.

There have been rooms that got phone calls with no one at the other end of the line, a photograph on the wall that moved, a shaving kit that fell to the bathroom floor and mysterious taps on guests’ shoulders by invisible beings.

“My husband and I are believers but skeptics at the same time,” wrote a woman who heard strange sounds in Room 316 at 2 a.m.

On Thursday nights, ghost experts lead guests through the creaky old building in search of mischievous Billy, a former prostitute named Julia Lowell (who is said to have taken her life in the hotel and now pays particular attention to male guests) and a mysterious bearded man in a top hat and black cape who smells of cigar smoke.

Not all guests have ghostly encounters. On a recent night, the old elevator did make some groaning noises, but they seemed more mechanical than supernatural. From the hallway on the fourth floor, one could hear sounds from guest rooms, although they seemed to be CNN. Nothing appeared to have moved in Room 404 from late one night to the next morning.

Yes, for some guests, the Copper Queen is not the least bit scary, offering little more than a good meal, a lively bar scene and an uninterrupted night of slumber.

“Absolutely nothing happened to us of a ghostly sort,” a guest named Crystal wrote in the journal. “The only sounds we heard were from the noisy people upstairs.”

Ghost Hunter Targets Ripley's Oldest Museum (Dustin Pari)

Lee Speigel

AOL News

(Sept. 9) -- If you're in the mood for a good scare, you might want to head down to St. Augustine, Fla., the oldest city in the United States and home to the first -- and oldest -- Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, Castle Warden.

Both the city and the museum are reputed to be haunted.

In fact, The Atlantic Paranormal Society, or TAPS -- the real-life ghost busters of the Syfy Network's popular "Ghost Hunters International" series – have been to Castle Warden and other eerie spots around St. Augustine, searching for signs of a real haunting.

Dustin Pari, one of the TAPS members, will lead a paranormal investigation at Castle Warden on Sept. 24.

"Just walking around the place, by itself, it's a very well-known attraction. It's amazing the things that you see. If you turn out the lights, and walk around there in the dark, waiting for other things to happen -- it really sets the stage for a good evening," Pari told AOL News.

Castle Warden is a historic mansion, built in 1887 by millionaire William Warden. The building, which resembles a medieval fortress, became a hotel in the 1940s, where Robert Ripley was a frequent visitor.

The building was acquired by Ripley's heirs after his death in 1949, and in December 1950, it opened as the original Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, housing many artifacts from Ripley's personal collection of amazing oddities and curiosities from around the world.

At Castle Warden, Ralf Ingwersen is the director of ghost tours, where visitors are invited to hop on board black-painted sightseeing vehicles known as the Ripley Ghost Trains.

"The Ghost Train Adventure is a nightly, 90-minute investigation where we go around the city on a train and make various stops along the way. We tell them stories, and we stop at a place called the Spanish Military Hospital, a building from the 1700s that TAPS has investigated in the past," Ingwersen said.

But if it's the bizarre and odd you're looking for, Ingwersen maintains, Castle Warden is the place to visit.

"There's everything from an Abraham Lincoln life mask to a vampire slaying kit to the erector set Ferris wheel that's two stories high that took a guy 17 years to make -- it's pure insanity at every turn."

On the truly freaky level, Ingwersen adds that visitors to Castle Warden often report hearing mysterious voices or catching glimpses of apparitions in the labyrinthine, four-story, 25-room building. He said that some claim to smell smoke from a fire in the 1940s that killed two women who were in the building when it was a hotel.

"Now we get into the paranormal, where sensitives and psychics consistently come into these rooms and they keep getting these same premonitions and feelings that something terrible happened in that building. So that's one of the reasons why we think it's haunted."

Those are among many cases of ghostly occurrences that have been reported at Castle Warden, according to Ingwersen.

"We've had various people that have called the police because right up there on the third floor, they'll see a woman at a window, screaming. That window's been boarded up since 1950, but they see her screaming."

Enter the Syfy Network ghost hunters.

Pari explains why his upcoming investigation of Castle Warden won't be shot as part of the "Ghost Hunters" TV series.

"We do private events like this just so we can have interaction with the fans, and also with other fellow investigators, to exchange ideas and techniques about investigating. We do these things all across the country as a way to further the knowledge of the field and also to interact with the people who support us all the time."

Pari admits he's sometimes a little timid about the places he and his fellow ghost hunters end up.

"I don't like long hallways, I don't like walking down prisons where all the cell doors are. I'm not a guy who even watches horror movies -- I don't like when things pop out. That kind of stuff freaks me out pretty easy. I'll take small steps and make sure I look in each doorway before I go by it."

That's a little weird, considering his line of work: investigating possible real ghosts.

"Yeah, but these things usually appear slowly," Pari said. "They kind of build over time, so you get a chance to steel your nerves, you know?"

In St. Augustine, the ghost hunters' most solid piece of evidence for a possible haunting occurred at the lighthouse, where Pari said they saw an apparition.

"We heard a woman's disembodied voice, and saw some shadow movement, and when another investigator and I were on our way up the lighthouse, we could actually see her standing there, pacing back and forth on the top level, and then it just collapsed into a ball of light and was gone."

Pari says he's usually very skeptical when it comes to reports of hauntings.

"I approach everything in this life very skeptically, especially in this field. I think it's good for people to come in as nonbelievers, rather than people who are so open-minded that they'll accept anything put in front of them.

"Sometimes, you have to have that experience for yourself to really change your mind on it all. You know, it's like seeing is believing."

Judge for yourself. If you'd like to be part of the investigation of the Ripley's Believe It or Not Castle Warden in St. Augustine on Sept. 24, or at the Ripley's museum in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 25, tickets and information are available through TAPS.

The spirits await.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Review: Pisca Live Show

The following is a review of the Pisca live show on

Tonight's show was great as always.

Tonight's show, covered several different topics; from Shadow People, to gifted children, to Brownies :-D

Even the subject of 2012, was talked about.

Even 9-11, and whether all the souls that were lost, crossed over to the other side, or remained trapped here on earth.

Be sure to tune in next week. Next week's topic will be about Endfield Poltergiest!

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Local haunts - Maribel caves and hotel hell

This article is by Kathie Kessler

Central Wisconsin Paranormal Examiner

Portal To Hell

(Hotel Hell/ Maribel Hotel (Notice the flowers blooming in the supposed 'Portal to Hell".
Photo: Kathie Kessler)

Located in the eastern part of the state, in Manitowoc County, lies the small town of Maribel. Population...less that 400. Supposedly, in this quaint, rural town lies the portal to hell!

Maribel Caves were and still are a source of natural spring water and in the late 1800's a hotel/spa was built near there for people to enjoy the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of the natural spring water. Eventually, a bottling plant was built near-by which bottled and sold the spring water to upscale restaurants and hotels from Milwaukee to Chicago.

The legend says, that the building burned to the ground three times, on the exact same date. The third time, everyone in the hotel was killed as they died in their sleep and that skeletal remains can still be found. Years later it is said that a hotel patron went crazy and killed everyone in the hotel and then committed suicide.

The building is said to have once been owned by Al Capone and that witches held black masses around the circular garden in the front and somehow opened a portal to hell. A young boy was said to have been killed in the bottling plant and still haunts the property.

Truth is: The building only burned down once, in 1985 and no one was killed. There is no evidence of a mass murdering hotel patron or Al Capone ever owning the building. Although he and John Dillinger may have frequented the hotel and Capone possibly used the location for his bootlegging operations as it was half way point between Chicago and his Couderay, Wisconsin home. There is also no documentation of any child being killed in the bottling plant or a portal to hell.

The building was built by an Austrian immigrant named Charles Steinbrecker. He designed the hotel to resemble health spas he saw in Austria. Unfortunately he died in before it could be built. The hotel was finished by his sons in 1900, Father Francis Steinbrecker and Eugene Steinbrecker. It was built with limestone from the area. Thirty masons, commissioned by Father Francis completed the project in four months. The Steinbrecker family ran it as a health spa hotel and a retreat for clergy members. Father Francis died in 1927 and the hotel underwent a change of clientele including bootleggers, mobsters, and prostitutes. It was bought and sold several times until 1986 when it was purchased by the present owner.

Still, unexplained phenomenon is reported at the site. Claims of people staring from third floor windows even though there is no floor, objects levitating, books bursting into flames, noises of carriage wheels, screams, footsteps and bells ringing.

Limestone is thought to be a good conductor for residual hauntings, that combined with the natural spring and running water makes it an ideal spot for such phenomenon. Maybe the noises and apparitions are of patrons of the past, their imprint forever locked in the limestone walls.

So, what's haunting Maribel Hotel? We may never know the answer to that question. The shallow caves are part of the county park system and are easily accessible and very beautiful. The old hotel is on private property and no trespassing signs are posted. So for now, we can only wonder what's lurking behind these stone walls.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ghost Adventures Special Episodes

The Travel Channel's hit TV Show Ghost Adventures aired to special, brand new episodes tonight, in preperation for the show's season premire next Friday.

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The first special episode, Zak, Nick & Aaron shared what they believe are their best pieces of evidence.

Some pieces they shared included pieces of evidence that they missed when going over the footage; but fans did not miss, and quickly informed the crew of what they saw.

One piece of audio evidence they shared was of an EVP of a man saying "Nick.....Zak.....Coming......They scaring me....."

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The second special episode, Zak, Nick & Aaron shared the moments that they considered were the most intense.

The first most intense moment the crew shared was Bobby Mackey's.

The crew explained that some of the demonic forces that are at Bobby Mackey's followed each of them home; and made their home lives hell for quite awhile.

Aaron's exact words were "it made my life a living hell for a long time..."

Another intense moment they shared was the time when Nick was locked in the morgue in a storage freezer, where he captured an EVP saying "....die...."

Nick wanting out, called for Zak and Aaron to come get him. But they couldn't find him right away and said they were very worried about Nick not having enough air in there.

When they did find him, Zak kicked open the door to the Morgue.

Another moment was when Nick because possessed by some kind of evil spirit at the Moonriver Brewery.

Nick said "during that moment all I heard in my head was a voice saying "Kill 'em". And the look in his eyes clearly showed what he was thinking.

Another moment they shared was at Preston Castle, where Zak became possessed by the spirit of Anna Corbin, after leaving her some flowers. Anna Corbin had been brutally murdered in the building.

Another moment was when they were at Louisianna. They had a Priestess do a ceremony that would open the gates so they could see and hear the spirits.

A picture took during the ceremony showed swirls of white mist (that was not visiable to the naked eye) swirlling all around the Ghost Adventures Crew.

Another event was in Italy, where Zak became possessed by a very mean, evil spirit.

Zak said after that, it took him about 2 weeks to get back to normal

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Billy Ray Cyrus Goes Paranormal

This article is from

by Regina Avalos

Billy Ray Cyrus Goes Paranormal - Syfy Series Being Developed with Son Trace

September 07, 2010 08:13 PM EDT (Updated: September 08, 2010 03:43 AM EDT)

This is one strange family, but they seem to enjoy working together. Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus spent four years working with his daughter Miley Cyrus on her television series, and now it is time for him to show the other Cyrus child some attention. He has plans to work with his twenty-one year old son, Trace Cyrus, on a new series set for the Syfy channel.

Yrs, you read that right! The Syfy Channel. Billy Ray is going towards the paranormal with this new series titled "UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious." On the show, the two will investigate conspiracy theories. Yes, Billy Ray and Trace will get down to the bottom of things when it comes to all paranormal.

A statement from Mark Statement, the head of programming for Syfy, had this to say: "Our audience craves authentic, compelling and informative storytelling that pushes the boundaries of our normal world. Allegations of cover-up and conspiracy around unexplained phenomena has inspired heated debate for decades," Stern said. "It will be interesting to see what truth Billy Ray and Trace may discover."

The paranormal has certainly found a home on the network. This began several years ago with the series "Ghost Hunters" on Syfy. That series takes the TAPS team into locations to investigate paranormal activity in search of ghosts. Since its premiere, the series has spawned two spin-offs, "Ghost Hunters International" and "Ghost Hunters Academy."

In this new weekly reality series on Syfy, the father and son will travel across the country together as they try to reveal the truth behind some of the biggest conspiracy and cover ups. The two will be assisted by Silent Franky' back in his home basement with tips received via computer. The assistant is reportedly Trace's best friend. No word when this series will hit Syfy, but it is currently in development. For the latest in television news, go here.

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Ghost Diva's last night on was an amazing show as always.

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The Psychic Switch on was amazing. Last night's show was on Past lives.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Case Report: Private Home in Southeastern Wisconsin

Here’s a case report from WPRS. To read the case report, please click on the link.

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Case Report: Library in Southern Wisconsin

Here’s a case report from WPRS. To read the case report, please click on the link.

Library Case Report

Case Report: A House South of Wausau

Here’s a case report from WPRS. To read the case report, please click on the link.

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Evp Electronic Voice Phenomenon Voices From the Dead

This article comes from Ghost Hunting Guide

Electronic voice phenomenon, if true, seems to exceed the bounds of what is physically possible; thus, it is of paranormal origin. Colin Smith invented the term to describe speech or sounds resembling speech on recording media that has never been used.

Some researchers speculate that its origins rest in psychokenisis or the voices of spirits. Psychokenisis connotes the ability to move objects with your mind. It concerns the manipulation of matter and energy with just the mind.

Other researchers, more skeptical, point to pareidolia or radio interference. Pareidolia means that you mistakenly perceive images and sounds as being recognizable. A man in the moon, a face in ripples of glass windows, or hearing messages on records played in reverse are keen examples of pareidolia.

Most EVP sounds are in short, abrupt segments, usually the length of a word or phrase; sentences are uncommon, but not unheard of. The segments are frequently heard in the language of the listener.

A psychologist, Konstantin Raudive, conducted over 100,000 recordings under different conditions. His research amassed some conclusions about elements that all EVP sounds share. They used an altered rhythm compared to customary speech, were short in duration and resembled telegram-like speech, did not follow grammatical guidelines and rules, and several languages were heard over the space of a single recording.

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Review of Ghost Quest on tenacityradio

Today's episode of Ghost Quest on was excellent.

The topic was boogiemen.

I found the show very informative.

I'm giving it a full 5 stars.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

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