Saturday, October 30, 2010
Wondering what to do different this Halloween? There are 2 seances on the internet you may be interested in.Stephen Wagner brought out the details of a customary Halloween seance and James Rand the famous Magician/Skeptic ill lead another made up of Magicians and,Skeptics...A first time event.
"It was the night of October 31, 1936. Halloween night. The men and women sat at the round table with joined hands. They awaited the message - the message they had hoped for every Halloween night for the past 10 years. But the message did not come.
Finally, one woman rose from the table and announced to the others - and to a listening radio audience - "Houdini did not come through," she said. "My last hope is gone. I do not believe that Houdini can come back to me, or to anyone...The Houdini Shrine has burned for ten years. I now, reverently... turn out the light. It is finished. Good night, Harry!"
The woman was Bess Houdini, wife of the famed magician and escape artist. And this was the last séance she would participate in to try to contact her dead husband. But the séances themselves did not stop. Every October 31, from 1927 up to the present day, a séance has been conducted with hopes of contacting the spirit of Harry Houdini. So far, the great Houdini has not made his presence known.(Picture of Harry and Bess Houdini)
The Houdini séance has been a Halloween tradition since the first anniversary of his death. The magician died at the age of 52 on October 31, 1926 from peritonitis - an internal infection - as the result of a ruptured appendix.
Shortly before his death, Houdini made a pact with Bess that if he could, he would return and make contact with her from the other side. They devised a coded message that only he and Bess knew; this would prove that it really was Houdini breaking through from the afterlife. But after 10 séances in 10 years, Bess had not received her beloved husband's personal message.
Even though Bess gave up the séances herself, she asked magician Walter B. Gibson to carry on the October 31 tradition. For many years, Gibson, along with several other magicians, held the séances at the Magic Towne House in New York City. Countless other "unofficial" Houdini séances have been held by local psychics across the country throughout the years - all in good fun, but with no definitive proof of so much as a "hello" from Harry Houdini.
Today, the official Houdini Séance is held at The Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. And true to the times, they have been conducting séances on the Internet.
The Halloween Houdini Seance on the Internet - Oct 31.
The Halloween Houdini Seance, which has a been a tradition for the past 80 years since the great magicians untimely death, has now moved to cyberspace. The seances, held by Houdini's wife for the first ten years after his death, and then passed on by her, will be held on the Internet for 24 hours on Halloween on the anniversary of his death. Scranton's Houdini Museum, the only museum in the world entirely devoted to Houdini, is asking everyone on the web have a place in their mind the great feats of Houdini sometime during those twenty four hours.
The Houdini Museum, a non-profit organization, has a large web site;The museum has won many awards for its Internet site including being chosen as one of the "7 Wonders of the Web." ...The Houdini Museum can be found on the Internet by typing in the words Houdini Museum Scranton on any of the major Internet search engines. The actual web address is http://www.Pocono.org/houdini.html
The Houdini Museum has been in Scranton for nine years, and open to the general public for four years in the Scranton/Pocono area. Prior to that a part of the exhibit was on display for 13 years at the famous Magic Towne House in New York City. The Magic Towne House was the location of the Houdini Seances in New York. New York City was where Houdini lived for most of his life, until his death. "
"This Halloween, The James Randi Educational Foundation and WeirdThings.com present a never-before-attempted experiment. In front of a live internet audience, a group of prominent skeptics and magicians will try to make contact with the spirit of Harry Houdini, the world's most famous magician and challenger of the supernatural.
What makes this attempt unique is that it's being conducted by skeptics and magicians in the hopes that if contact from beyond the grave is possible, Houdini would prefer to make it with skeptics and magicians like himself.
World famous magician and skeptic James Randi will oversee the seance and will help supervise the attempt to communicate.
The seance will be conducted by magician and publisher of WeirdThings.com Andrew Mayne, WeirdThings.com editor-in-chief Justin Robert Young and magician and Scam School star Brian Brushwood.
The seance will consist of several tests for attempted communication. Words and images provided by prominent magicians and skeptics and held by James Randi will be attempted to be divined through various supernatural means including Ouija boards, automatic writing and spirit photography..."
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monsters & Creatures:
One of the first authors I favored in early readings is Brad Steiger.Here are some points he recently spoke of:
" Author Brad Steiger shared some of his research into purportedly true cases of encounters with monsters and creatures. "The monster has always been with us, always, since the earliest days of our human experience," Steiger said, pointing to the ancient Franco-Cambrian cave wall drawings of half-man, half-animal beings. Many of these monsters, or entities, are what he called paraphysical -- from another dimension and only here for a certain time.
Steiger believes bigfoot could be a paraphysical entity. This may explain why finding one in the wild has proven so difficult. Steiger himself claimed to have once had the ape-like creature cornered on an expedition, but never found the actual being. Nonetheless, he has recovered scat and hair that may be from the beast. According to Steiger, an analysis of the hair sample revealed it was humanoid in origin, but not fully human. He also suggested that what some perceive as bigfoot could be the ghost of a giant ape that once roamed the continent.
Steiger reported on a young boy's encounter with a seemingly benevolent bogey man that appeared as "the Walt Disney version of the wolf in the Three Little Pigs." Steiger thinks this entity may have simply been trying to show the young boy a reality beyond that of his day-to-day existence. Malignant entities interact with people as well. Demons, or spirit parasites, use human bodies to commit obscene acts and destroy the lives of their hosts, he continued. Many psychiatrists are beginning to take demon possession seriously, Steiger added, noting that some people in mental institutions may be legitimately possessed.
Steiger recounted the story of Laura Starr Latta, who died tragically in 1899, one month before her 20th birthday. According to legend, her tormented spirit can be seen walking a lonely stretch of Arkansas' Highway 64 on dark and rainy nights."
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Saw this article and cringe at the thought...Is it just me?
Escaped snakes take over town
"Terrified householders had to abandon an entire town after 3,000 illegally bred king cobra eggs hatched out and gave their owner the slip.
The eggs - bred to supply the traditional health industry - had been stored in a cage in a house in Xianling, south west China.
But the newly hatched snakes escaped through a hole in their enclosure and took over the entire town.
"We don't really know how many survived but we caught 170 of them so we think a lot are still missing," said a police spokesman.
King cobras - which as adults can reach 18ft in length -are among the most deadly snakes in the world and can kill a man with a single bite.
Illegal breeder Cai Yong is now facing jail for breeding venomous snakes without a licence."
Friday, October 22, 2010
John Austin talked about zombies, and his handbook for the 'undead,' which features illustrations and diagrams. According to pop culture lore, there are three types of zombies, he said: the walking undead (reanimated people on the hunt for human brains), ragers (humans infected with rabies), and the supernatural (such as mummies guarding treasures). While these types of zombies are the stuff of science-fiction and horror, it's possible genetic or viral experiments could go awry and lead to a "serious problem," Austin noted.http://www.johnaustinbooks.com/zombie.html
From the info about this book:
"For centuries, humans have stereotyped zombies as simpleminded, flesheating monstrosities that aimlessly stumble around the world of the living, hunting for a taste of their most precious dish; the human brain. Dripping with infected blood, zeds slaughter, gorge, and multiply until they drive their principal food source, humankind, to extinction.
These assumptions are basically correct. We zombies are more reckless and less quick-witted then our living counterparts - our bloodstained history reflects that. Apocalpytic help is here! So Now You’re a A Zombie explains how your new, putrid body works and what you need to survive in this zombiphobic world. This quide is stuffed with dozens of helpful diagrams and attack strategies to help secure your human prey. You’ll learn how to successfully hunt, fight and feed on the living."
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This is close to home.They titled it "Lord Of The Rings" but I was not comfortable with that.
"JOYCE KILMER WROTE: ‘ONLY GOD CAN MAKE A TREE’
Bill Johnson has heard the news stories about people seeing sacred images in unusual objects, such as potato chips, toast or grilled-cheese sandwiches.
He didn’t pay much attention to them, not seeing the images himself.
Which is why Johnson is somewhat bewildered at his discovery of what he says is an image of Jesus on a tree limb that fell in his front yard in Midway.
He said the lichen-covered log bears what appears to be a robed image of Jesus with an outstretched hand. The head is near the center of the limb where the rings of the tree are lighter, giving an almost halo appearance..."
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Author and investigator Graham Hancock recently talked about his research into ancient mysteries, supernatural beings, and parallel realms. He discussed the archaeological discovery of the megalithic site at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, dating back almost 12,000 years On a scale like Stonehenge (though far older), "the site is constructed out of giant stones which have been carved very precisely often with reliefs of animals and strange supernatural figures," he noted. There is no context for a site like this in archaeological study; "it just seems to come out of nowhere...in a fully formed, incredibly impressive state," almost like a buried time capsule, he said.
Our world could be interpenetrated by other dimensions or realms that are most often undetectable, Hancock stated, adding that this could account for the UFO phenomenon which seems quite elusive. These other dimensions could also include the spirit world.
He cited how cave paintings dating back thousands of years depicted spirit or supernatural beings. During the medieval era people spoke about fairies, elves, and the realms they inhabited, while today alien abduction and UFO craft are reported. What we're seeing is actually one phenomena "viewed through different cultural spectacles" that originates in a parallel dimension or realm, he explained.
He also talked about his recent novel Entangled, which deals with time travel, NDEs, and the supernatural. Interestingly, in his book he featured neanderthal characters who were compassionate, and now well after he wrote the work, scientific reports have just emerged that suggest neanderthals were indeed nurturing and caring, and not the brutish thugs most people picture.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
On Coast to Coast A"M paranormal researcher David Pitkin discussed how spirits and ghosts are not scary, powerful forces but a natural part of our transition from the earthly plane to the spirit world. Based on his research, Pitkin speculated that around 80 to 85% of ghost encounters are really from family members and friends who are "just a little stunned by the process of death." On why ghosts do not move on to the proverbial 'other side,' Piken offered a number of potential theories such as the possibility that the deceased does not know they are dead yet or that they have "unfinished business" with someone here in the earthly realm. "I get cranky with people who use all kinds of fear tactics and misinformation on people about ghosts," Pitkin mused, "when actually we could be helping ghosts to cross over."
Pitkin pointed out a variety of methods that appear to be used by spirits to contact their corporeal friends and family. On a personal level, he recalled one subtle instance where his late aunt, who had been dismissive of his interest in ghosts, seemingly filled his car with the scent of a specific lily that the both of them had grown. Upon the realizing what was happening, Pitkin greeted her and the smell almost instantly dissipated. He also speculated that poltergeists may not necessarily be evil spirits, but rather a deceased loved one who is trying to make an indisbutable appearance via a mischevious prank such as opening all the kitchen cabinet doors. Ultimately, Pitkin opined that these visitations are because "most people who pass over want to let at least one family member know 'hey, I've made it.'"
Interesting.What do you think?
The back scratures are noy haunted.Just cute
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Earth crack a mystery
Doug Salewsky and Eileen Heider look at a 200-yard long crack in the earth Tuesday on Birch Creek Road in Menominee County. The crack is 2 to 3 feet wide in some places. The trees in back are tipping about 30 degrees and the earth around the crack has rose about 5 feet with other little fissures spreading out from center. EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard
By MIKE DESOTELL
EagleHerald staff writer
"BIRCH CREEK - One day the land was flat and filled with trees shooting straight into the air. Twenty-four hours later there's a 600-foot-long crack, 4-feet deep twisting its way through the woods - and those vertical trees are now pointed 30 degrees left and right where the earth has mounded 15 feet high. No, it's not a disaster movie; it's what happened Monday at the home of Eileen Heider on Bay de Noc Road in Birch Creek.
Heider was sitting in her recliner watching TV at about 8:30 that morning. "The chair shook for a few seconds and I thought the spring in the chair went," she said. Heider heard a noise at the same time. She checked her chair and around the house inside and out but couldn't find anything unusual.Heider wasn't alone. A neighbor across the road told her she heard a boom while taking a shower and that her husband was leaning against the washing machine and said he felt it move, even though it wasn't running. Another neighbor said he heard a boom and closed his window thinking it was thunder but then noticed the sky was clear.
The next day Heider's friend, Doug Salewski, found a hole in the ground and a 200-yard crevasse a short ways away which wasn't there before. Heider went to investigate and said the crack was three-feet wide and about five-feet deep in spots.
"The trees on one side are kind of tilted and on the other side are tilted the opposite way," she said. The hole found by her friend was dry so she didn't think it was caused by rain, even though some members of her family did. "My kids and different ones that came over said maybe it was because of so much rain and there was a buildup of pressure underneath."
Heider call authorities and Michigan State Trooper Paul Anderson from the Stephenson Post came out to take a look..."
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I continue to be fascinated by the Crystal Skulls although I have never seen one.Saw this the other day on line,
'Astrologer and dowser Cece Stevens talked about the upcoming Crystal Skulls Festival/World Mysteries Conference, which she organized. Numerous speakers, many bringing crystal skulls with them, will be at the conference, she said. Crystal skulls can be as small as the size of a thumb or as large as 350 lbs.-- but it's the energy vibration of the skull that's important, not its size, she noted.
JoAnn Park's skull MAX is know for healing powers, while Cece's skull, BOB, is said to grant wishes. "He has literally granted every wish that anyone's put on him," she claimed. Stevens also talked about her work with dowsing and remote viewing, and her efforts to help law enforcement solve crimes.
When a caller asked if she had any insights in the recent case of a missing Washington state college student, Stevens said that she believes he is still alive and has not met with foul play.
I am the curator of BOB the skull of Wishes, So far everyone who had held him has had a wish granted.
For more information and help, or to set up a place to have BOB come visit you, contact me at
Cece Stevens (520) 907-0102 CeceSt@aol.com
"In 2008 during the September Gem Show in Tucson BOB presented himself to me. Not quietly, but jumped out at me as I walked by.
Sitting with Bob was Junior. Smaller, but none the less I felt one had to go with the other. I now see why. Junior Calms where BOB grants wishes. One is a healer, and one is a joy giver. What a nice combination.
Until April 2008, I had not had the experience of a Crystal Skull. I had been fascinated by the Mitchell Hedges Skull and tried in vain to see it. As well as the Atlantian Orb. I have been fortunate in that I and BOB were able to finally see and meet both crystals.
Bob named himself, while looking at his name and attempting to understand why the name BOB, he told me.
BOB is Brings Out the Best. And he does Bring out the best in people. You see BOB is a skull of Wishes. He grants wishes to those that ask him. So far he has not denied anyone their wish. Some take a bit longer, but none the less all have been granted.
When I had sat and meditated with BOB I have seen things from the past. and I see the future as well. Bob has shown me the mistakes from the past, but also has shown me the corrections for the future.
No one has walked away from BOB without having had a experience.
Come with a open heart and mind and be ready for anything."
Cece Stevens CeceSt@aol.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Paula D shares this image of a mysterious set of dusty handprints on her car along with her experience:
"On a trip to Southern Oregon in June of this year, my sister and I visited the cemetery in Jacksonville, an old pioneer gold rush town near Medford. I was looking for the grave of a friend who had died in 1998 or 1999. My sister stayed in the car with it running, the air conditioning on, playing poker on her Blackberry, while I tramped around in the weeds for a half an hour or so looking for the grave.
I finally gave up and we drove back to our motel in Medford, where my sister was dropping me off on her way to dinner with friends. Before she pulled away I remembered something I needed to tell her and I walked around to her side of the car and stopped cold. There was a set of handprints in dust on the driver side back door. Thinking it could have been dust sticking to some previous stickiness already on the door I swiped a finger through it and the dust came right up - you can see where I swiped it in the picture in the left hand print.
As you can see, if a person had made the impression they would have had to been laying across the top of the car, or backed into it with hands behind their back. We've speculated that the gesture the hands are in is the heart sign... or the one I like best is the AA triangle symbol. The woman whose grave I was visiting was a recovering alcoholic. I wonder if she made the hand prints."
-Thank you Paula.