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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



  • The Ouija Board

    For years the Ouija Board has been connected with the paranormal. Some people swear by them and others swear at them. Personally, I don’t remember ever trying one of them but then again if I did, and it was a traumatic experience, I might not want to remember it.

    Some Paranormal investigators consider the board as a direct connection to the “dark side” of the Occult. Penn & Teller say, “It’s Bullshit!”

    Have you ever tried the Ouija Board? What do you think?

    (A special thanks to Paige Malone for finding the video)



  • 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.”



  • 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)

    Petitions by Change.org|Start a Petition »

    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.



  • Ghost Hunter Casting Call

    Do you watch Ghost Hunters Academy or Ghost Hunters International? Have you ever wanted to work alongside one of your favorite paranormal investigators on these SyFy shows? Well, you just might have that chance.

    Pilgrim Studios, the largest reality television production company in Los Angeles, is looking for paranormal investigators, researchers, team leaders and tech experts in a nationwide search. You don’t need to reside in Rhode Island where many TAPS members reside. You can reside in any state.

    You’ve watched Jason, Grant and the rest of the TAPS family investigate the paranormal from Rhode Island to Romania. Now YOU have a chance to join one of our Ghost Hunters teams!

    The SYFY network and Pilgrim Films and Television invite you to apply for a position as an investigator, researcher, team leader or tech expert on one of our Ghost Hunters franchises. You have knowledge and experience that could make you the perfect ghost hunter. So contact producers now!

    Clickety here for Casting Call



  • Was it a miracle?

    The following story was found at Paranormal Phenomena at About.Com

    “This experience took place on Christmas Eve, 1976, in Gresham, Oregon,” says Jason Q. “Although this story may seem ‘beyond belief’, I assure you, it is very true. It is proof (to me, anyway) that miracles do still occur. When I was five years old, I witnessed what I believe to be a miracle one Christmas Eve. My dad had just taken a job in Grants Pass, Oregon, which left my mom and me alone for the first time on Christmas. It was difficult not having my dad there that Christmas, as we had always been together for the previous Christmases.

    “I was sleeping in my mom’s room that Christmas Eve when we heard something out on the roof. Of course, being a young boy at that time, I thought it was Santa, but my mom thought it may be a burglar. She told me to stay in bed as she got up and cautiously went to the window. I was both excited and a little afraid, since she was so afraid. Although I thought it could be Santa, I also knew that it may be an intruder. My mom just stood there and stared, not saying anything. I asked her what was out there, and she just stared out the window. As she came back to the bed with a mesmerized look on her face, I jumped out of bed and ran to the window. What I saw was Santa, his sleigh and reindeer flying off our roof into the sky – just like you’d see on a Christmas card.

    “My mom and I didn’t talk about that night or what either of us saw. I thought it was normal, and she thought she was ‘losing it’. She called her dad that night and told him what we had seen, and he told her that my dad leaving must have caused her to be hitting the bottle. He really thought she was losing it. He was really concerned for her sanity.

    “Years later, when I was in high school, we had to tell a Christmas story in our German class. I told the one that I just shared with you. My friends laughed at me, not believing my story. I never heard the end of it after I told them I was serious. They really didn’t know what to think of me after that.

    “It gets even stranger. When I was leaving the classroom that day, a kid (who I didn’t know) came up to me and said, ‘You know, that was a great Christmas story. If one trulybelieves, he may at one time in his life experience what you experienced.’ That kid then left, and I never saw him again. Who was he? An angel? A messenger? I don’t know. Anyway, when I got home that day, I had to ask my mom what she had seen that Christmas Eve. Again, we had never talked about it, so I didn’t really know what she saw that night. I knew what I saw, but I didn’t know what she saw. All I could remember was how quiet she was that night, and how mesmerized she was. I wanted to know what she saw, to in fact see if I had imagined everything, as so many young kids do.

    “My mom went on to tell me that it was a very difficult Christmas not having my dad around, but a miraculous one with what had occurred. When I asked my mom what she had seen that evening, she just kind of looked down almost in embarrassment. She then looked at me and said, ‘I hope you don’t think I’m nuts, but I saw Santa’s sleigh and reindeer leaving our roof, taking off up into the sky. The snow-covered roof had animal prints and disturbed snow, where the sleigh had been sitting.’ She smiled, and asked what I saw that evening, with tears in her eyes. I told her that I saw the sleigh and reindeer up in the sky. The timing of what we saw fits perfectly. I got up from the bed just as she was leaving the window. She saw the sleigh and reindeer taking off up into the sky, just before I saw what I saw. I even heard bells in the sky that night, and my mom told me that she did as well. We heard and saw the exact same thing, which was truly a Christmas miracle that year, when we really needed one!

    “So, was it really Santa that night that my mom and I saw? Or was it a miracle that God had sent us, for us to see, especially due to how difficult that Christmas was? I believe it was both – a miracle and Santa. I truly believe that the God who created the universe and its billions of planets has absolutely no limitations, and therefore would have no problem giving to us that miracle that evening. He also hears our prayers. Like that kid in my German class told me, ‘If you believe, you may experience this very miracle.’ Or you may experience a miracle that is very personal to only you, which only God and you know. Keep on believing! Miracles do happen if one believes in them.”

    Was it a miracle or an over active imagination? Was it a shared dream? This world needs a few more “happy” miracles. I believe in miracles.. do you?