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  • Immortality Project

    The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has received a $5 million grant to study the afterlife.

    The money will fund research into heaven, hell, purgatory, karma and other topics, according to the university’s web site. The three-year grant has specifically gone to John Martin Fischer, distinguished UCR professor of philosophy. Fischer will start The Immortality Project, which will organize two conferences and a website with resources and links to published research on issues of immortality.

    You can read the full story at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/02/uc-riverside-afterlife-the-immortality-project_n_1734603.html



  • Richard Crowe

    Richard Crowe, who led ghost tours of Chicago’s most famous “haunts” and shared his expertise with radio and TV shows ranging from “Oprah” to “Unsolved Mysteries,” has died at the age of 64.

    A wake will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Richard J. Modell Funeral Home, 5725 S. Pulaski Rd., according to the funeral home, with a service at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a funeral mass at St. Patricia Church in Hickory Hills, according to the funeral home.

    Crowe’s sister Joann wrote on his Facebook page that he died Wednesday night from complications of pancreatic cancer.

    Read more here Chicago Sun-Times

    From posting by Richard Crowe’s sister, Joann:
    “Funeral services for Richard T. Crowe are as follows…wake will be from 3-9 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012, at Modell Funeral Home, 5725 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629 (1-773-767-4730). Funeral will be Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Patricia Church, 9050 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL 60457. Interment, of course, will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Again, thanks to all for your support and myriad kindnesses throughout Richard’s ordeal.”



  • Emails after death?

    Is this an actual attempt to reach out from the grave or a cruel joke?

    When Jack Froese, 32, died of a heart arrhythmia in June 2011, he left behind a number of grieving friends and family members. But the BBC reports that several mysterious posthumous emails from Froese’s account have brought some happiness and closure to those who were closest to him.

    Last November, five months after Froese’s death, his childhood best friend Tim Hart received an email from Froese’s account.

    “One night in November, I was sitting on my couch, going through my emails on my phone and it popped up, ‘sender: Jack Froese.’ I turned ghost white when I read it,” Hart told the BBC. “It was very quick and short but to a point that only Jack and I could relate on.”

    Read the full story at Yahoo News



  • Save the Sedamsville Rectory

    I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Town of Sedamsville.

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    To allow The Rectory to remain open to “Paranormal Researchers.”

    The Sedamsville Rectory has brought people into the little town of Sedamsville. These people spend money in Sedamsville and are helping put money back into a struggling community in tough economic times. The community is now getting lots of positive attention and people are starting to see that with all the negative things that go on in Sedamsville, there are people that are trying to do good things for it.
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    Sincerely,

    Ghostly1 (Steve Abrams)

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    Why This Is Important

    The Sedamsville Rectory has brought people into the little town of Sedamsville. These people spend money in Sedamsville and are helping put money back into a struggling community in tough economic times. The community is now getting lots of positive attention and people are starting to see that with all the negative things that go on in Sedamsville, there are people that are trying to do good things for it. Sedamsville, is minutes away from Cincinnati, Ohio.



  • Woolly Mammoth

    I don’t normally go into the “other” realms of the paranormal but this video struck me as odd. So for all you cryptozoology fans here is a cell phone video of what is thought to be a “woolly mammoth”. The video was taken in Siberia.

    A BEAST lurches through icy waters in a sighting a paranormal investigator thinks could prove woolly mammoths are not extinct after all.

    VIDEO: GRAINY footage purports to show the elusive beast in Lagarfljót lake

    The animal – thought to have mostly died out roughly 4,000 years ago – was apparently filmed wading through a river in the freezing wilds of Siberia.

    The jaw-dropping footage was caught by a government-employed engineer last summer in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia, it is claimed.

    (Read the full story here)

    If you read the full story it claims to have hair samples that match samples of recovered mammoth remains. To me the video looks like a big bear that has a long fish dangling from its mouth.

    What do you think?



  • Orbs?

    Many investigators into the paranormal generally discount video and photographic evidence of orbs as being light being reflected off of a flying bug or dust particles. I would have to agree that in most cases it is. Let me show you a video of what was originally thought to be a dust particle using an infrared camera using infrared light.

    Orb Behavior Watseka 10-30-10 from paranormalIllinois on Vimeo.

    There are actually 2 orbs/dust particles that act in an odd way. the first one is at the 3 second mark. It comes in from the right and makes a sharp turn and exits either downwards or towards the camera. At the 5 second mark, the second orb/dust particle enters from the right and makes a quick turn and exits towards the camera. If you watch the whole segment you can see other dust particles float through the room. They don’t exhibit the odd behavior of the other 2.

    The second video it happens very quick. The bottom right corner of the video is a desk. At about the 3 second mark something appears on the desk edge and follows the edge off screen. The video was taken with a full spectrum camcorder using infrared light.

    Untitled from Ghostly Times on Vimeo.

    We can only speculate to what these may be. Are they spirits, ball lightning or dust particles. I want to keep looking until I find out.