Sunday, May 31, 2009

Girl On Gravestone

In addition to Kim.s picture,this Gravestone sighting was noted.
Called Girl On The Gravestone,it is featured by the Ghost Research Society.It is #3 in the listing posted below.

This photograph appeared in both the Chicago Sun-Times and the National Examiner. It was taken during an investigation in Bachelor's Grove Cemetery on August 10, 1991 with a group of GRS members. The picture is an enlarged black and white infrared shot taken of an area where many of the group noticed something unusual with some of the equipment they used. It shows a young woman sitting on a tombstone with parts of her lower and upper body being somewhat semi-transparent. The dress she is wearing is also out-of-date. It was taken by member, Jude Huff-Felz.

The Ghost Research Society offers a page of Ghost Photographs from their collection, including images of the Girl on the gravestone, a Red Spectre in the forest, a Confederate Ghost, and the Toys 'R' Us Ghost, as well as photos marked as forgeries.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Collage Artist Kim At Etsy

Musty Boxes Ephemera 's Ghostly Photo

Found recently on a forum.
"Just wanted to share this vintage photo that I have listed in my shop.

I'm not so much interested in selling it as I am in just sharing it here...

(above as illustration)

What do you think? Is there a ghostly little woman sitting on the gravestone? Just a glitch of the camera?

I'm not exactly sure what I believe regarding ghosts, but if there's anything that can convince me that they exist, it's this photo. Have a close look to the right of the headstone, just above the M in the name SCHWAM. I'm telling you, there is an image of a tiny woman wearing a white scoop-neck dress sitting on the middle ledge of the headstone. You can't make out a face, but you can see the dress ~

The headstone was for the Schwam family. The husband, Ferdinand, was still alive at the time of the photo. However, his wife, Margaret and his 2 year old daughter, Annie, were both already buried at the time of the photo.

What do you think?

Garden Painter Art "

Kim is a talented collage artist who works with photos and watercolors.She says of her work:
A surreal and unexpected world filled with twists and turns.

I am a mixed media artist. I generally work in collage and water-color. Originally, my "training" was in charcoal portraits, (which I still dabble in), but I find that collage and watercolor is really where my passion is. I am also a gardener, so I like to use images of my garden in my collages. I also use images of my pets and sometimes family and friends. The freedom of collage is addictive!
My passion for collage in general started in elementary school and I've been in love with it ever since. My fascination for collage lies in the fact that I can create worlds that never truly existed together before. I can inter-twine different time periods and I can make things live together that never lived together before. It gives new life to old photos that have been thrown by the way side. Through these photos, I can "introduce" people that never knew each other in "real life"."

A small number are shown in the video but you will likely want to see more of her photos and her work.
Thank you Kim.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Interesting Ancient Painting

On You Tube there is an interesting video showing what appears to be Space Shops flying above Jesus I was unable to put it up,but will post the link below.Worth seeing...

Monday, May 25, 2009

An Unknown Soldier;s Story

The Unknown Soldier's Tomb has always touched my heart.Long ago when I was an Undergraduate at Emory an enterprising friend made extra money selling sandwiches and coffee in the dorm.Once she approached me seeking donations for "The Unknown Soldier's Mother." I did not realize until later that I had been taken..Anyway, here is a bit from Wikepedia about the Unknown Soldier and a true story of a soldier;s experience.A tribute to Memorial Day...

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars without their remains being identified. In modern times, nations have developed the practice of having a symbolic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that represents the war grave of those unidentified soldiers. They usually contain the remains of a dead soldier who is unidentified (or "known but to God" as the stone is sometimes inscribed) and thought to be impossible ever to identify, so that he might serve as a symbol for all of the unknown dead wherever they fell. The anonymity of the entombed soldier is key to the symbolism of the monument: since his or her identity is unknown, it could theoretically be the tomb of anyone who fell in service of the nation in question, and therefore serves as a monument to all of their sacrifices. Much work goes into trying to find a certain soldier, and to verify that it is indeed one of the relevant nation's soldiers.

Perhaps the first memorial of this kind in the world is the 1858 Landsoldaten ("The Foot Soldiers") monument of the First War of Schleswig in Fredericia, Denmark. Another early memorial of this kind is the 1866 memorial to the unknown dead of the American Civil War.

The modern trend was started after First World War when both France and the United Kingdom erected a tomb for unknown soldiers in 1920. The French tomb was installed under the Arc de Triomphe, and the decision to erect it was confirmed by Parliament before a similar idea had even been publicised in the United Kingdom. In the case of the United Kingdom, an Unknown Warrior was chosen on behalf of all First World War British Empire forces in Westminster Abbey. The coffin was followed into the abbey by the King-Emperor, George V and escorted by a guard of honour formed of one hundred recipients of the Victoria Cross[1]. Part of the inscription on the stone reads:

They buried him among the kings Because he Had done good toward God and Toward His house[2]

These tombs are also used to commemorate the unidentified fallen of later wars. Monuments have been built as recently as 1982 in the case of Iraq, 1993 in the case of Australia, and 2004 in the case of New Zealand."

Here is an experience of an unknown soldier posted elsewhere that is so suitable for today.

"It first started when I entered the army. I was sent to Afghanistan to help fight in the war. During the war, there was this battle. The date was January 23, 2005 and then there was this nasty sandstorm! Nobody could see anything! I opened my eyes hastily and found something that I never thought I would see in my life!

It was actually ghosts! And, they were wearing the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy clothes. The only reason I think I could've seen them was because of the sand. They were helping us with the sandstorm fight off the people of Afghanistan! While the sandstorm was going, they were saluting us. That was the first time that I had ever seen spirits!

Then the next time, I was taking a vacation with my family, (I had been sent back to America to stay.) And we were on the beach of Jamaica and the wind picked up and the sand blew for about 5 to 7 seconds. Just then, I was the only one I think that had just seen the spirits and just then they said to me...

"Thank you for serving our country..."

Friday, May 22, 2009

Exorcism Priest Trained In Trinad

Some do not believe that Exorcism is real.The Catholic Church still has priests with special training for that purpose.A recent post on Phantoms And Monsters has a quirw interesting post about this.I am using some excerpts from that here.

The illustration is a handmade piece by TeaAndLaundry feom Etsy

"...And there are at least three Roman Catholic priests in Trinidad, schooled in the ancient teachings of The Roman Ritual, and prepared for the epic God vs Satan battle to remove from the body of a believer, the evil which may dwell within.

American priest Fr Clifford Graham is one of the exorcists. He is based at a church presbytery in rural Coryal Village, near Sangre Grande. Graham has written extensively about The Roman Ritual.

Exorcists too are Frs Neil Rodriguez, Vincent Compton, and Reginald Hezekiah. They have always declined to describe a personal experience with the possessed.

Former Catholic bishop John Mendes, who died recently, was the famed priest known to have performed several exorcisms locally. He took his secrets to the grave....

it is through a devotee and confidante, businesswoman Seemoy Attong, details of one of his exorcisms have emerged.

So momentous was the day, that Attong remembers it with clarity.

The demon, she said, had possessed the body of a 15-year-old girl from Arouca.

The evil was the work of an Obeahman who had done the deed on behalf of a family jealous that the girl, a college pupil, was doing better in school that their child.

Attong remembers "the parents found that their child was not the child they knew. She was doing all kinds of wrong things and there were sweeping pains over her body. So they carried her to Fr Leo."

Said Attong "they didn't tell the girl where they were going. Along the way, the person inside the girl was telling the driver, 'I am fed up being in this child. This child is not worth the while. Carry me where I can be free'."

The exorcism, said Attong, was carried out at the Catholic church in Mon Repos, San Fernando.

Attong said, "I heard Fr Leo talking to the spirit and the spirit telling him that they had put him in the child. The thing did disappear because it wanted to go to rest. When I got there, the child appeared pale and like a dead person. But when she got up, she was okay. Fr Leo, when he came out of the room, was exhausted, wet with perspiration from head to foot, from his fight with the devil".

Fr Leo, born in Holland, died at the San Fernando General Hospital at the age of 69.

Attong said he asked her to sprinkle his bottle of holy water on his body before he died, much like he would have done during the exorcism of the girl, as he held the crucifix and made his incantations in Latin. Attong has kept as her guard Fr Leo's crucifix.

Full article:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Placebo's "Evil Twin"Nocebo

The nocebo effect was discussed recently in an article:

"The idea that believing you are ill can make you ill may seem far-fetched, yet rigorous trials have established beyond doubt that the converse is true - that the power of suggestion can improve health. This is the well-known placebo effect. Placebos cannot produce miracles, but they do produce measurable physical effects.

The placebo effect has an evil twin: the nocebo effect, in which dummy pills and negative expectations can produce harmful effects. The term "nocebo", which means "I will harm", was not coined until the 1960s, and the phenomenon has been far less studied than the placebo effect. It's not easy, after all, to get ethical approval for studies designed to make people feel worse.

What we do know suggests the impact of nocebo is far-reaching. "Voodoo death, if it exists, may represent an extreme form of the nocebo phenomenon," says anthropologist Robert Hahn of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, who has studied the nocebo effect.

In clinical trials, around a quarter of patients in control groups - those given supposedly inert therapies - experience negative side effects. The severity of these side effects sometimes matches those associated with real drugs. A retrospective study of 15 trials involving thousands of patients prescribed either beta blockers or a control showed that both groups reported comparable levels of side effects, including fatigue, depressive symptoms and sexual dysfunction. A similar number had to withdraw from the studies because of them.

Occasionally, the effects can be life-threatening "Beliefs and expectations are not only conscious, logical phenomena, they also have physical consequences," says Hahn.

Nocebo effects are also seen in normal medical practice. Around 60 per cent of patients undergoing chemotherapy start feeling sick before their treatment. "It can happen days before, or on the journey on the way in," says clinical psychologist Guy Montgomery from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Sometimes the mere thought of treatment or the doctor's voice is enough to make patients feel unwell. This "anticipatory nausea" may be partly due to conditioning - when patients subconsciously link some part of their experience with nausea - and partly due to expectation.tching

Alarmingly, the nocebo effect can even be catching. Cases where symptoms without an identifiable cause spread through groups of people have been around for centuries, a phenomenon known as mass psychogenic illness. One outbreak (see "It's catching") inspired a recent study by psychologists Irving Kirsch and Giuliana Mazzoni of the University of Hull in the UK.

They asked some of a group of students to inhale a sample of normal air, which all participants were told contained "a suspected environmental toxin" linked to headache, nausea, itchy skin and drowsiness. Half of the participants also watched a woman inhale the sample and apparently develop these symptoms. Students who inhaled were more likely to report these symptoms than those who did not. Symptoms were also more pronounced in women, particularly those who had seen another apparently become ill - a bias also seen in mass psychogenic illness.

The study shows that if you hear of or observe a possible side effect, you are more likely to develop it yourself. That puts doctors in a tricky situation. "On the one hand people have the right to be informed about what to expect, but this makes it more likely they will experience these effects," says Mazzoni.

This means doctors need to choose their words carefully so as to minimise negative expectations, says Montgomery. "It's all about how you say it."

Medical professionals be careful what you say.We all have known patients who undergo relatively simple surgeries saying before they will die and against all odds do..and some surrgeons who will not operate in such situations...
Wonder how many gwt the side effects advertisThe Fortune Telling ed with the billion dollar drug commercials seen regularly?

The Fortune Of Note Earrings are used in the illustration

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fire In 'Haunted' Hotel Room

From a recent news article:
"A fire broke out in a "haunted" hotel where a woman was killed by a blaze in the 17th centurySome 10 people, including three guests, were forced to flee the 400-year-old grade II-listed George Hotel after the fire started at 3.40am as they were alerted by smoke alarms.

It started in a storage room on the top floor and spread to the roof space, damaging the oldest section of the 17th century hotel in Ramsey, Cambs.

Jean Axelsen, the hotel cook, said: "There's no way of knowing it's a paranormal event - but there are a lot of coincidences."

Her real identity is unknown but Mrs Axelsen's family, who run the hotel, call her Mary and believe she is a former landlady.

"It is strange that the fire was contained to that one room and did not spread," she said. "Also nothing electrical is plugged in up there as it is only used for storage.

"It is at the back of my mind that it could have been something more but Mary would never hurt us and she hates fire.

"She died of smoke inhalation so she wouldn't have wanted another fire.

"Mary hates fire so much she steals people~s lighters and blows out candles.~

Her daughter Louise Axelsen, 29, the hotel manager, said: "We do not mind Mary, you get used to having her around."

What do you think?

Monday, May 18, 2009


Medical sage, known for his work on the healing power of prayer, Dr. Larry Dossey discussed premonitions, and how the mind is much more powerful than conventional science reports.

"Premonitions or forewarnings typically deal with upcoming disastrous incidents or health problems. He cited a case of a mother who dreamt about a chandelier that fell on her baby. Because she acted on the premonition, the child's life was saved, as the chandelier did end up crashing into the crib.

There could be a genetic component to premonitions, as it protects us from upcoming hazards, and thus fosters survival, he explained. The ability to have these warnings about the future suggests to Dossey that consciousness is not localized strictly within the brain or body, or even aligned to time. One can recognize accurate premonitions by their numinosity,(See below) vividness, and whether they are shared by others, he said.

In one 1950 incident, an entire choir avoided a natural gas explosion at their church by all showing up late for practice. Though each member of the choir had mundane reasons for being late, Dossey suspected they stayed away because they had an unconscious linked awareness.

A practice of meditation, as well as keeping a dream diary, can be useful in becoming attuned to premonitions, he noted. The futurist think tank, the Arlington Institute has a project in which people can record their premonitions/intuitions. There is also an online site, GotPsi.Org, which offers online tests of psychic abilities.

From Wikipedia:
"Numinous (pronounced /nuːmɨnəs, njuːmɨnəs/) (from the Classical Latin numen) is an English adjective describing the power or presence of a divinity. The word was popularised in the early twentieth century by the German theologian Rudolf Otto in his influential book Das Heilige (1917; translated into English as The Idea of the Holy, 1923). According to Otto the numinous experience has two aspects: mysterium tremendum, which is the tendency to invoke fear and trembling; and mysterium fascinas, the tendency to attract, fascinate and compel. The numinous experience also has a personal quality to it, in that the person feels to be in communion with a wholly other. The numinous experience can lead in different cases to belief in deities, the supernatural, the sacred, the holy, and the transcendent."

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Science Of Voodoo

This interesting article is worth reading..Here are some parts of it with a link to the site at the bottom of the page.

"Late one night in a small Alabama cemetery, Vance Vanders had a run-in with the local witch doctor, who wafted a bottle of unpleasant-smelling liquid in front of his face, and told him he was about to die and that no one could save him.

Back home, Vanders took to his bed and began to deteriorate. Some weeks later, emaciated and near death, he was admitted to the local hospital, where doctors were unable to find a cause for his symptoms or slow his decline. Only then did his wife tell one of the doctors, Drayton Doherty, of the hex.

Doherty thought long and hard. The next morning, he called Vanders's family to his bedside. He told them that the previous night he had lured the witch doctor back to the cemetery, where he had choked him against a tree until he explained how the curse worked. The medicine man had, he said, rubbed lizard eggs into Vanders's stomach, which had hatched inside his body. One reptile remained, which was eating Vanders from the inside out.
reat ceremony

Doherty then summoned a nurse who had, by prior arrangement, filled a large syringe with a powerful emetic. With great ceremony, he inspected the instrument and injected its contents into Vanders' arm. A few minutes later, Vanders began to gag and vomit uncontrollably. In the midst of it all, unnoticed by everyone in the room, Doherty produced his pièce de résistance - a green lizard he had stashed in his black bag. "Look what has come out of you Vance," he cried. "The voodoo curse is lifted."

Vanders did a double take, lurched backwards to the head of the bed, then drifted into a deep sleep. When he woke next day he was alert and ravenous. He quickly regained his strength and was discharged a week later.

The facts of this case from 80 years ago were corroborated by four medical professionals. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about it is that Vanders survived. There are numerous documented instances from many parts of the globe of people dying after being cursed.

With no medical records and no autopsy results, there's no way to be sure exactly how these people met their end. The common thread in these cases, however, is that a respected figure puts a curse on someone, perhaps by chanting or pointing a bone at them. Soon afterwards, the victim dies, apparently of natural causes.

You might think this sort of thing is increasingly rare, and limited to remote tribes. But according to Clifton Meador, a doctor at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, who has documented cases like Vanders, the curse has taken on a new form.

Take Sam Shoeman, who was diagnosed with end-stage liver cancer in the 1970s and given just months to live. Shoeman duly died in the allotted time frame - yet the autopsy revealed that his doctors had got it wrong. The tumour was tiny and had not spread. "He didn't die from cancer, but from believing he was dying of cancer," says Meador. "If everyone treats you as if you are dying, you buy into it. Everything in your whole being becomes about dying."
He didn't die from cancer but from believing he was dying of cancer

Cases such as Shoeman's may be extreme examples of a far more widespread phenomenon. Many patients who suffer harmful side effects, for instance, may do so only because they have been told to expect them. What's more, people who believe they have a high risk of certain diseases are more likely to get them than people with the same risk factors who believe they have a low risk. It seems modern witch doctors wear white coats and carry stethoscopes."

It goes on to give some examples how a mistaken diagnosis lrd to death and somr other facts about the process,

Friday, May 15, 2009

Zombies At Etsy


Zombies: Truth & Legends

In a recent discussion:
"Author Dr. Bob Curran explored beliefs, folklore, and truths regarding zombies, the frightening manifestation of the dead returning. Ancient cultures, such as the Viking, Egyptian, and Celtic all believed in the idea that the dead could return from time to time, in physical form. During Medieval England, certain days were set aside for visitations from the "blessed dead"-- who were said to return to warn, advise and enjoy physical activity, he added. It wasn't until Victorian England that the idea of ghosts as apparitions rather than solid forms took hold, he explained.

The condition of catalepsy, where living people were sometimes mistaken for dead, may have accounted for some cases of zombie-ism, Curran noted. The expansion of the medical profession in the late 1700s created the need for grave-robbers or "Resurrectionists," and they sometimes delivered bodies which actually were still alive-- contributing to the zombie lore, he commented.

In the Caribbean, and later in such US cities as New Orleans and Charleston, the slave trade brought in the practice of voodoo, which combined elements of African religion with French and Spanish Catholicism, said Curran. He also touched on the Jewish legend of the golem, a zombie-like creature said to be made out of clay, and the "living mummies" of Japan, a group of Buddhists who slowed their bodies down through diet."

Dr Curran has investigated and written on a number of fascinating subjects.Some of his books:

Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms
The Truth About the Leprechaun
Celtic Lore and Legend
Encyclopedia of the Undead
Vampires: A Field Guide To The Creatures That Stalk The Night
Walking with the Green Man
Zombies: A Field Guide to the Walking Dead Ireland, not far from the famous Giant's Causeway.

ZOMBABIE bymonsterbuckles
More Zombies at etsy on the video.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Brave Psychic Faces Challenge

If you look around at You Tube or follow the Paranormal related programs on TV you probably have heard of the well known skeptic Randi.Sometimes called "The Amazing Randi" he counters most things related to the Paranormal.Just heard recently that a courageous psychic is facing his challenge to win a prize he offers.

"Patricia Putts, a woman who thinks that she can find out personal details about people by simply being near them and listening to their voices will do a preliminary test which may lead to her winning the coveted 1 million dollar JREF prize.
The idea for the JREF prize comes from the brain of world-renowned magician and paranormal investigator James Randi, a Toronto native who lives in Florida. This prize is awarded:

to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event.

The idea behind the prize is a simple one. A large number of people believe in paranormal powers. Scientists have tried to find these powers for decades now and they have all been disillusioned. Yet, many people continue to believe in them. By making the amount so high, these tests -which do usually not interest the general public- becoming more exciting, leading to more publicity and a larger audience. This ensures that more people will learn of the success or failure of these tests, leading to a better educated, wider public...

Patricia Putt, a well-known psychic, had contacted the James Randi Educational Foundation a while ago in order to be tested for the million dollar prize.

A test protocol for a preliminary test will be developed in mutual agreement between the JREF and the applicant. The reason for this is that, by their very nature, no one knows what paranormal powers are, and while the JREF must be as sure as reasonably achievable that genuine powers are being tested, the applicant must feel comfortable with the testing protocol in order to maximize her/his chances to demonstrate her/his powers. The protocol must also make sure to test the powers that the applicant thinks he or she has.

Today, 6 May 2009, Patricia Putt will take the preliminary test. As always, the JREF is not involved with the test itself. She will be tested at Goldsmiths University by Professor Christopher French, Professor Richard Wiseman, and psychology students Panka Juhasz, James Munroe, Suzanne Barbieri, and Fabio Tartarini.

"It's great that Patricia has agreed to be tested and accepted the protocol," said Professor Wiseman, "In my experience, the vast majority of psychics and mediums back down before this point, so this is going to be a relatively rare and exciting experiment. My hope is that all will go well with the procedure on the day and thus we will get a clear result one way or the other."

The reason that this is news, is that the demonstration of genuine paranormal powers would create a new science in a field that is now regarded by most scientists as a graveyard for dim-witted wishful thinkers. A successful test would bring even more wonder and mystery into the world than there already is, and could potentially have great applications...

Several volunteers wearing heavy clothing and wrap around sun glasses will read a passage from a William Blake writing without looking at Putts.

Mrs. Putts will then write a lengthy “reading” about each volunteer. Then the volunteers will be asked to choose the reading that they think is their’s. The process will be video taped.

Mrs. Putts will have passed the test if five or more of the volunteers are able to identify their own reading. In that case, a protocol will be developed for a final test that could lead to her winning the JREF prize...

. So far, no one has passed but the majority of applicants do not make it this far.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mind Control??

Doctor of Psychology and Metaphysics, and lifelong student of the human mind, Eldon Taylor discussed his work in mind control and brainwashing, subliminal suggestion, lie detection, and reverse speech.

The intent of his new book Mind Programmingis to make people aware that marketers are spending billions to influence their minds, and that armed with this knowledge they can take back the power of their mind.

We don't stop to think that we're unable to think-- our perceptual framework has been foisted upon us, he declared, citing how violence depicted on TV and in video games acts to desensitize people to life-affirming values.

Subliminal messages have been employed by advertisers for products such as cigarettes and liquor, planting hidden material that heightens one's sense of arousal, as well as building anxiety, Taylor detailed. Political campaigns have also used these kinds of messages. For instance, during the 2000 campaign, a Bush ad against Gore, flashed the word RAT, shortened from DEMOCRAT. Such advertising does have influence, and may have even tipped the election in favor of Bush, he commented.

He also spoke about his work with lie detection and the polygraph machine, which he characterized as a kind of bio-feedback mechanism, and reverse speech which he said had similarities to a Freudian slip.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tess Gerritsen Likes Creepy Facts

High on the list of my favorite authors has been those physicians turned novelist.I am sure you know many of them.
A few years ago a new one topped my list,.Tess Gerritson
.With great delight an old interview with Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM radio was mentioned on their site.As a true Gerritson fan I devoured it.Will share some of that with you and an even more exciting discovery of a site she has about Creepy Facts..
Here is the overview of her interview with Art:
"Author Tess Gerritsen returned for a conversation with Art Bellabout strange and dreadful medical issues. Among the topics she touched on: Crooked anesthesiologists sometimes only put patients under lightly. The person being operated might remain fully conscious during the surgery but be completely paralyzed so that they cannot indicate to the doctor that they are awake. Misdiagnoses of death that occur, when a doctor doesn't hear feint signs of heartbeat and respiration.

Odd things take place at hospitals. For instance, a nun/nurse in a Hawaiian facility was known for going into patients rooms just before they were about to die to pray for them, saying she could smell the scent of death. Gerritsen also discussed the nature of evil, recounting a case from the 1500's of a Scottish clan of predators who killed people traveling along the road near them. The "family of monsters" were cannibals, she said, and thousands of human body parts were eventually found in their cave.

In the 1800's, the "Bloody Benders" of Kansas were another family that killed for their livelihood, she added. Dr. Gerritsen said she is currently at work on a new novel, in which her main characters try to track down Satan to see if he really exists."

And the added mention
:Tess Gerrtisen has a long standing fascination with strange and morbid details of human existence. Her website offers a page of Creepy Biological Facts, which includes such nuggets as tumors with teeth, maggot therapy, hair eating, and the possible link between vampires and rabies.Tess's Creepy Facts"
Here is the site.(I bookmarked it.)


Monday, May 11, 2009

Conssciousness And Altered States

Consciousness & Altered States:

Researcher and author Graham Hancock discussed how humanity received a jump start some 40,000 years ago, when our ancestors took psychoactive plants and had contacts with non-terrestrial beings who served as teachers. Their visions and encounters were depicted on cave paintings, he said. The Amazonian hallucinogenic brew known as ayahuasca is being used today, and its active ingredient DMT, is naturally made in the human pineal gland. People who have spontaneous visions may produce higher levels of this chemical in their bodies, he noted.

In Dr. Rick Strassman's experimental studies of DMT, users reported experiences similar to alien abduction scenarios, Hancock reported. In fact, aliens, fairies, and spirit beings may all be the same thing, just construed differently based on cultural frameworks, Hancock suggested. He argued that hallucinogens such as ayahuasca should be made legal, as they help to advance the freedom of consciousness.

Hancock touched on some of his other areas of research, detailing how a lost civilization predating the Egyptians, created the megalithic structures on the Giza Plateau. This civilization was destroyed in a global cataclysm-- something that we may face in our own time as part of a recurring cycle of destruction, he warned.

Makes you wonder...

Saturday, May 9, 2009


After hearing an expert, Dr. John Lerma Bord Certified in Hospice and Pallative Care discuss his experiences.I wanted to know more about lacrima mortis'The Tear Of Death"

Dr.Lwema described his work with terminally ill patients and their pre-death experiences. Patients often fear the physical side of death, such as from suffocation from too much fluid accumulating in their body, yet this can be controlled via drugs such as morphine, he noted. Matthew, a blind nine-year-old with a terminal illness was one of his most remarkable patients. The boy said he was in contact with three angels, and was able to accurately describe what people were wearing even though his eyes had been surgically removed.

Often patients who are about to die will exhibit a single tear (" lacrima mortis"), which Lerma views as a kind of final cleansing. Dying people will also speak about going home or taking a train/plane. They aren't talking about returning to their house or ordinary public transportation. Rather, this is generally a reference to their return to the other side, with passengers on the train being other deceased individuals, he explained.

This article is interesting LACRIMA MORTIS: THE TEAR OF DEATH

"It must be a heart-wrenching experience to see a single tear roll down the cheek of a person at the moment of his or her death. I. Lichter, medical director of the Te Omanga Hospice, in New Zealand, wondered how often this phenomenon occurred and why. Working with the Hospice nursing staff, Lichter followed 100 patients nearing death.

"The results showed 14 patients shed a final tear at the time of death, and a further 13 within the last 10 hours of life.

"In 21 of the 27 cases, the dying person was unconscious at the time of the last tear. And in all but one case the tear was shed by patients whose death was expected rather than sudden."

Lichter and colleagues wondered if the death-bed tears were emotional in origin or perhaps caused by a reflex action. Notes made by the nursing staff were inconclusive on this matter. Lichter thought of chemically analyzing some of the last tears, because emotional tears have a different chemical composition from those produced by irritation. Unfortunately, a single tear was insufficent for the analysis."

(Morrison, Alastair; "The Mystery of the Death-Bed Tear," Wellington Dominion, August 11, 1993. Cr. P. Hassall)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Is It A Face In The Fire?

Following a training exercise,the New Zeland firefighters and the public were astounded bu the photos.

that a ghostly face in the flames of a burning house? Or is it just trick of the light?

You'd think it was just a mirage - except it appears twice, in two different photos.

The spooky images have appeared in a New Zealand competition showcasing ghostly pictures from around the country.

Most of the photographs were just 'orbs' - ie, dust on a camera lens - or smoke, or odd reflections, website reported.

But some prompted a double take - like the above photos taken during a Westport Volunteer Fire Brigade exercise in 2006.

Both images appear to show a spectral head floating in the window of a burning house. While one could perhaps be explained away as a trick of the flames, the fact that the image was caught twice is harder to ignore.

New Zealand Paranormal Investigation Society director Brad Scott told that most paranormal pictures were easily explained.

'There are 90 per cent logical explanations for everything that occurs, but it's that 10 per cent that we look for,' he said.

But it is a human tendency to search for faces in random patterns, a critic claimed.

Vicki Hyde, of the New Zealand Skeptics Society, said the photos could be easily explained.

'Shots involving fire, smoke and fog are notorious for producing ghost images,' she said.

Can you believe what you're seeing? The ghostly images that have left New Zealand spooked

By Mail Foreign Service

Thursday, May 7, 2009

One Of Life.s Mysteries

Tree Of Life pictured
Did Psychics Foreshadow New Revelation about King Assassination?
' Stuart Hendin '
April 15, 2009

I found this interesting.

"Most recently, a close associate of Dr. King revealed a startling new piece of history that eerily echoed the findings of renowned psychic
detectives who investigated King´s assassination.

"The last two significant investigations of the assassination reached opposite conclusions: On December 8, 1999, a Memphis jury found that there was a conspiracy. On June 10, 2000, the Justice Department completed a limited reinvestigation of the assassination, concluding that there had been no conspiracy, and recommending that there be no further investigation.

Yet for those among us seeking truth and closure, new pieces of the puzzle have surfaced over the years as alleged key players broke their silence. Loyd Jowers, owner of Jim´s Grill across from the Lorraine Motel, acknowledged his role before being convicted by the Memphis jury in 1999; Frank Liberto, crime boss Carlos Marcello´s Memphis representative, confessed shortly before his death in 1978 his role directing Jowers; gangster Myron Billet divulged on his deathbed how Marcello accepted a contract on King´s life; and Jules "Ricco" Kimbel, a government covert operative and organized crime figure, described obtaining aliases for James Earl Ray in Canada, his role setting up Ray as a patsy, and the role played by Liberto.

Attorney William F. Pepper played a groundbreaking role assembling these developments and other newly uncovered information in his 1995 book Orders to Kill, building on the earlier efforts of researchers Harold Weisberg, Philip H. Melanson, and others.

The Church Committee hearings of the 1970s exposed the assassinations of foreign leaders and attempts on the lives of others by an outlaw wing of the intelligence community. Some researchers question whether their targets might have included domestic as well as foreign leaders.

More than four decades after one of America´s most searing traumas, one is left wondering how much of the truth is destined to be lost to history; how much more, if any, of the story will be revealed by participants and researchers at this late date; and whether psychic investigators can play a useful role uncovering our hidden history, in the same way they have been enlisted by police departments to investigate crimes and by the federal government as intelligence-gathering "remote viewers."

From Psychics Foreshadow New Revelation about King Assassination?

What do you think?

Monday, May 4, 2009

"Lovely Louise" Haunts NC Medical School

Although I have worked at both Duke and UNC Chapel Hill.I only heard this in an Paranormal newsletter.It is said to be Duke...Here it is

"By Mike Conley | The McDowell News

Published: April 29, 2009

One of the best known and most often repeated ghost stories from North Carolina concerns the tale of a young woman's spirit haunting a highly regarded medical school in the Tar Heel State.
In his classic book "Ghost Tales of the Uwharries," author Fred T. Morgan wrote about the ghost of lovely Louise at what he calls Founder's College. A friend of mine told me that the tale happened at what is now Duke Medical School. At any rate, it is a tale worth telling again and again.

The legend holds that back in the 19th century, three young men were students and roommates at a prestigious medical school in North Carolina. All of them were anxious to complete their education and earn the right to be called a doctor.
In those days, medical students were expected to provide dead bodies for their anatomy classes. However, it was illegal for medical schools to purchase cadavers and the students were forced to secretly procure them in one way or another. The school's officials and professors sort of looked the other way when they did that.
At that time, two of the three young men had found their cadavers for the anatomy class. However, the youngest had yet to secure his corpse.

One weekend, the three students traveled to Charlotte or Durham, depending on which version you hear. They were in town to get away from the rigors of their class work and attend an evening performance at the theater. While there, they read an obituary for a young woman named Louise. She had been a member of a rich and prominent family in North Carolina and had recently died of a disease. The obituary listed the cemetery where she was buried.

The students decided that she would make a good candidate for a cadaver in the anatomy class. The three young men gathered some shovels and other tools together and set out in the dead of night to the cemetery. Presumably, they had fortified themselves with more than their share of alcohol as they set out on their grisly quest.
When they got to the graveyard, the students found the grave of lovely Louise and started digging. After quite a bit of work, their shovels struck the top of her coffin. Anxious to get done with the task, they broke open one end of the wooden casket and reached inside. They pulled out Louise's lifeless body by her long black hair and placed it in a nearby wagon. The young men then put the casket back inside the earth and covered it up with the dirt. They dressed the gravesite with cut grass, weeds and twigs to make it look like nothing had been disturbed.

The three students returned to their college and somehow snuck Louise's body into the dormitory room which they all shared. They placed her corpse inside a storeroom or underneath a bed, depending on which version you hear.

Not long afterwards, a tremendous storm poured rain all over the area. The gullywasher loosened the dirt in Louise's grave. The next morning, her family came to the cemetery to pay their respects for their beloved one.
They were horrified to find that the loosened earth had caused her casket to move around. The end that was broken open stuck out of the ground and it clearly showed that her body was missing. Some of the womenfolk fainted right away at the sight.
Louise's father, who was influential throughout North Carolina, mounted a full-scale investigation into the theft of her body. He called out the police and they went straight to the medical college. He rightly suspected that some of those students had taken his daughter's corpse for one of their anatomy classes.

The three students were notified by a friend that their dorm was about to be searched. There was no way they could sneak her body out of the building. So they came up with the only surefire way to hide Louise so she would never be found and they would never get caught. They quietly and quickly took her body up to the attic and lowered it down inside one of the hollow wooden columns that stood in front of the building. Surely, no one would ever think to look there, they thought.

In no time, the angry, distraught father and the local police showed up to search every inch of the dorm. They searched every room, checked out every trunk and looked under every bed. But they could not find Louise's body. The frustrated, upset father and the authorities came away disappointed and frustrated because they were convinced that they would find her there.

According to one version, Louise's body was discovered many years later inside the hollow wooden column and taken out. Supposedly, her skeleton is still on display at this medical school. Another version of the tale holds that it is still inside the old column on the building's front portico.

But all versions hold that the ghost of lovely Louise haunts the medical school to this day. She might still be there now watching as fresh young students arrive to learn how to become a physician.

Contact Mike Conley at 652-3313, ext. 3422 or e-mail"

Friday, May 1, 2009


Mamacitabeadworks Has A Spirit Visit

A very charming shop and artist at Etsy,mamacitabeasworks,sharea an experience.
About her work,"All my artwork has been designed and cast by my own two hands. I sculpt, mold, cast, grind and polish each piece. All my little beads and buttons are well loved. Due to the handcrafted nature of my work, there will be slight variations on each piece. That's what I call the good stuff. The lovin'.
Many of my works have my fingerprints visible. I absolutely love the personal "touch" this gives my beads and buttons and intentionally leave them on. I also sign all of my work (excepting a few that slipped through when I was first designing). If this is important to you as a collector, I can recommend the pieces with signature and date."
A samp;e is in the video,but you will probably want to see more at the shop:

here is the story in her own words.

"My gram died this fall. I was very close to her and she died a bit unexpectedly. We thought she would have more time. Anyway, the night she died I put my son to bed and while I was reading to him, trying to contain my grief, I swiftly got a vision of my grandma happy and dancing and I felt a huge relief and my grief lifted. I actually laughed a bit. I think I felt her joy. She couldn't dance in her later years.
That night I was crying pretty hard in the kitchen after everyone was asleep. I wanted her to give me a sign that she was somewhere, anywhere. I wanted another connection.
As I passed through the dark dining room something stroked my hair enough to make me think I had brushed up against something hanging down or something. It felt like a wind. I turned on the light and there was nothing.
I think my grandma was there with me one last time.

Later that month my son, who is two, stopped in my kitchen and looked up above my head at the ceiling. He wouldn't stop looking and I was a bit unnerved. I asked him what he was looking at and he said "Biiiiig Nana".

Last month he was down the hall playing and I heard him say. "oh Hi grandma! Hi grandpa! What you doing?" I know that they are here with us"