I moved into an apartment with my current girlfriend and her two daughters the weekend before October 1st and let me tell you it was not an easy move when you two are the only ones that are moving the stuff. It was a test on both of our strengths mentally and physically. Two weeks later we found ourselves finally feeling as if we were in our own space.
A week or so ago I started to notice that things seemed a little off and felt a little uneasy as if I was being watched in my own place. I had my daughter in bed with me when I noticed that her eyes were wandering as if they were following something in the room, but what was it? I couldn’t see… As soon as her eyes came to the other side of the room I noticed that the shades were moving more than normal.
At another time I left for the day and left my girlfriend at home since we wanted to be left alone when she cleans and I came back to her asking me if I set a timer for the dishwasher. Since neither one of us use the dishwasher and she does all of the dishes by hand I felt there was no use in me even touching it for any reason. The dishwasher turned on all by itself and ran a full cycle before we talked it over and realized that neither one of us set it up to run.
I am not saying that I am not comfortable in my own home, but I am saying that things are happening all around us and some see it and some do not. Maybe my new daughter can see stuff we are unable to and that’s a little unnerving.
By: Dan Bigus – Historical Researcher and Investigator
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This is something I think I would try if it was within driving distance. Well, I guess technically it is but not for a day’s travel. I can just imagine the audio I could get if this is true, and even if this is some story people made up I would still attempt at getting something on audio. Who would go with me? How would you feel if you were in a dark tunnel and shut your car off and tried to start it up again and it wouldn’t turn over? I think I would cry if I was alone, but if I had friends with me I might be fine.
By: Lisa Schneider – Historical Researcher and Investigator
Frank Sumption, inventor of “The Frank’s Box” which sparked the “ghost box” craze, has reportedly died from a heart attack. Frank invented his “ghost box” in 2002, a device in which sweeps through AM radio bands and has the potential to communicate messages from the dead by picking out words said across the radio. Frank himself did not commercially market his version of the “ghost box” though; only about 180 were ever made and distributed to people that he saw fit. Many others have tried to copy this technology, but having an original is quite the novelty. Frank had a huge impact on paranormal researchers around the world and will certainly be missed.
By: Jessica Jokela – Historical Researcher and Investigator
Beneath the streets of Paris is another world, some may say it’s a portal to the spirit realm. The official name for this place is l’Ossuaire Municipal, but most just call it “the catacombs.” The catacombs were once mines converted into a mass grave or burial champers. In 1787 there were many health complaints about so many bodies being buried or left to decompose in churches. Rotting flesh contaminated water supplies causing sickness and disease, and so, the bodies were exhumed and relocated underground. The labyrinth of tunnels expands 180 miles beneath the city. This claustrophobic maze is home to the remains of 6 million people. Many people have been lost in the seemingly endless passageways and caves, and some of them have never been seen again. Of course these catacombs aren’t open to the public, but still adventurous Cataphiles take people down into the tunnels and give them illegal tours. Today, the catacombs are listed as one of the most haunted places in the world. People often claim to be touched by unseen hands, have the sensation of being watched or followed, have hysterical breakdowns, and feel as though they are being strangled. Most of these things can be possible signs of claustrophobia, but what about the claims of full bodied apparitions or sightings of terrifying unknown creatures? Can those be easily explained away as hallucinations brought on by being 65ft. below ground? Or is there something living among the bones of old Parisians?
By: Karen Floan – Founder and Lead Investigator
NO ONE KNOWS for certain what happens to those who have died. Many are convinced, however, that they are sometimes in a place where they can still watch over living persons who are most important to them. Strong connections exist among blood relatives and even close friends. And these connections often seem to continue after death. There are countless personal stories from people who believe they have been contacted in some way by a loved one who has passed on. Often it’s just a feeling. Sometimes contact is made in a dream. Then every so often this contact is made in much more tangible ways: visions, sounds, smells and even voices.
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By: Dale Cameau – Tech specialist and Investigator
Trying to find evidence of the paranormal isn’t just something that popped up in recent years. Trying to capture the deceased has been happening since the early days of photography. Huffington Post says, “William H. Mumlermade a name for himself as a photographer-turned-medium allegedly able to conjure deceased individuals with his camera.” Of course it was later found his photos had been manipulated, it didn’t prevent others from trying the same. Many individuals believed to have captured “ectoplasm” on film, which is a cloudy substance that psychics can supposedly draw from themselves to help them communicate with the other side. Real or not, check out the link to see some awesomely eerie photographs!
By: Jessica Jokela – Historical Researcher and Investigator
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