Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Remembrance Day for Lost Species 2016

November 30th is the annual Remembrance Day for lost Species. A time to take a moment and reflect on all the species we've lost from the planet. As noted on the website:

This year is also the 80 year anniversary of the loss of Benjamin, the last known Thylacine's passing.

2016  has brought a lot of hope that proof of the continued existence of the Thylacine will be found. Interesting footage continues to surface from Australia and numerous groups are actively working on finding evidence.

Check out the website and Facebook pages below for more events related to this special memorial day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Texas Thylacine Expedition

One of the cryptids I find most intriguing is the Thylacine. Also known as the Tasmanian Tiger, the thylacine is a marsupial that once thrived in Tasmania, Australia.

Officially, the thylacine went extinct in 1936 with the death of "Benjamin" the last captive specimen, at the Hobart zoo in Tasmania.

Some intriguing footage has emerged, especially over the past year, from groups actively working in Australia to find evidence of the animal's continued existence:

But even outside of Australia, there's interest in the thylacine's potential survival and there have been numerous expeditions put together by people in the US and the UK to search for evidence of the animal. Recently, I met, and had a great conversation with Jon Bosley, the force behind the Texas Thylacine Expedition. Back in September of 2016, Jon made a journey to Tasmania with a ton of gear and left behind a series of trail cams that he hopes will capture photographic evidence of the thylacine.

Bosley didn't have an easy task. Much of western Tasmania is devoid of infrastructure and the bush is extremely dense, making movement through the terrain slow and exhausting. When they are even present, roads are difficult to navigate, even with a 4x4. Trails are rare, most are overgrown or flooded. Bridges and other crossings are frequently washed out.

But Jon, along with his wife Renea, accomplished the task, leaving behind almost 20 cameras that will be collected after about six months of operation.

Check out the expedition's website and watch for updates, it'll be interesting to see what these folks turn up:

Friday, November 25, 2016


Hope to see some of my Australian friends this weekend at the Earthcore event. I'll be speaking at the Worlds Beyond Forum on Saturday

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

B.E.K. Comics

A while back I reviewed the first several issues of B.E.K. Black Eyed Kids, from Aftershock comics. That review can be found here:

Series writer Joe Pruett is a great guy, and while his BEK story is a fictional horror comic, he's interested in genuine encounters with the creepy black eyed children.

He recently asked me to write a back up piece for the comic to talk about real BEK accounts, and I'm happy to say it's appearing in this month's issue, number 8, of the series. Find it online on the Aftershocks website, or check with your local comic shop to grab a copy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Poltergeist Case in Rutherglen, Scotland

This story of reported poltergeist activity at a home in Scotland has been making the rounds of late. If the reports are true, it's an interesting case, especially since there are supposed to be police witnesses. I have however, been unable to verify the purported statements from local officials. If anyone has further information, please let me know.

Police officers were called to a home in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland in August by a frightened family who felt they had no where else to turn. The problem? They were being plagued by a poltergeist.

While on the scene, authorities witnessed several strange incidents. Clothes flying across a room, lights that went off, then turned back on but now had their lamp shades inverted, an oven that opened itself and doors that opened and closed on their own.

Even stranger, a chihuahua that was playing in the garden went from being on the ground to suddenly sitting on top of a seven foot tall hedge. Newspaper headlines suggested the animal had been levitated.

Officers reported that they were stunned by some of the events they witnessed while at the house.

The residents of the home, Catherine Shreenan and her teenage son have been terrified by the events and have been at a loss as to how to handle the events.

News reports of the incidents caught the attention of paranormal investigator Jason Love. Love works full time as a psychiatric nurse and has offered to help the residents. He told reporters:

"The testimonies from the police strengthens the case that this was poltergeist activity."

While the case is still unsolved, police officials say they are no longer involved with the investigation. It's been reported that the family has now left the home to stay with relatives. Since the primary concern was for the safety of the family, police feel there is nothing further that they can do.
A police spokesmen reported that no crime could be established so the incidents were simply reported as a "disturbance."

A police source stated:

"It's not a route we would normally take, but the occupant may need to get a medium in, or something like that."

The Shreenan family are Roman Catholics and have sought out a priest to do a blessing on the home.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Villisca Axe Murder House Goes to the Big Screen

We've had numerous films about the Amityville Horror House, movies about Ed and Lorraine Warren's cases and even films about haunted dolls such as Annabelle and Robert. Now, another famous paranormal hotspot is getting the horror movie treatment.

The Villisca Axe Murder House.

On a quiet night in June 1912, in the small town of Villisca, Iowa, eight people were brutally murdered in their beds. The vicious crime was committed with an axe and since that time, the home has been known as the Villisca Axe Murder House. It's become a popular stop for ghost hunting teams and investigators as well as those interested in true crime stories.

The shocking murders were all the more disturbing because six of the victims were children. To this day, the case remains unsolved and the home has a reputation for a wide range of paranormal activity. Many investigators believe there is evidence that the spirits of at least some of the children remain in the home.

Now, director Tony E. Valenzuela has announced "The Axe Murders of Villisca." According to an official press release:

"The film follows the present day story of three troubled teens who decide to break in and spend the night at the house, forever changing who they are and what is known about the original murders."

From the scant information, it sounds like another entry in the "found footage" genre. No official release date has been announced for the film.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Amityville Horror House Sold

The notorious home known as the Amityville Horror house has been on the market for a long time. Listed at prices ranging from over a million dollars, to its current tag of $850,000, the home has finally been sold.

The 1927 house is a 5,000 square-foot Dutch Colonial style building with five bedrooms, three and a half baths, a boathouse, and, according to some, a demonic presence.

The home, which sits at 112 Ocean Avenue, is the site of a grisly mass murder. In November 1974, Ronnie DeFeo, Jr., shot and killed six members of his own family in the home.

The next family that lived in 112 Ocean, the Lutzs, left abruptly after spending 28 days in the house. They claimed a range of paranormal events were taking place in the home. Reports included walls that dripped with blood, a red room that was a portal to hell, and the presence of a demonic pig. The family's experience was turned into a bestselling book, "The Amityville Horror" by author Jay Anson, and later, a successful film that spawned numerous remakes and sequels.

It's an iconic case in the world of the paranormal, and one that's filled with controversy. While some claim the entire story is false, others strongly believe that there was indeed some demonic influence in the home that caused DeFeo to commit his gruesome crimes.

Since the home has been privately owned, there have been no further reports of any kind of supernatural activity. There's also no word on who the new owners of the infamous house may be.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Eureka, California Dogman Encounter

Here's a weird creature encounter from 1951. The time was ten in the morning. The location of the event was Eureka, California at a spot near the Eel River above Eureka at the end of a meadow near the river's edge:

A family and the main witness were fishing on the river. They had camped in the vicinity for about two weeks and had had poor luck when it came to fishing.

The main witness used to go for a short walk before breakfast because there was a very pretty meadow about a mile or two from their camp and she used to love to see the mist rise off the grass.

She was only about 10 years old at the time and the world of nature was something which both fascinated and enthralled her.

She entered the meadow and proceeded to cross it in order to reach a small knoll at the other side. When she approached the foot of the knoll, she heard a sound. It was the sound of someone walking, and she thought perhaps her little brother had followed her and was going to jump out and try to scare her.

She hollered, "All right, I know you're there." Needless to say, it was not her brother that appeared. Instead, it was a creature that she will never forget as long as she lives. The creature stepped out of the bushes, and she froze like a statue.

He, or it, was about 7 1/2 or 8 feet tall. He was covered with brown stuff that looked more like a soft down than fur. He had small eyes set close together and had a red look about them. His nose was very large and flat against his face.
He had a large mouth with the strangest looking fangs she had ever seen. He made a horrible growling sound that she doesn't think could be imitated by any living thing.

She ran as fast as she could.

She reached camp winded and stayed scared all the while they were there. The creature's form was that of a human and he had hands and feet of enormous size, but very human looking.

However, there was one thing that was the strangest and most frightening thing of all. He had on clothes. They were tattered and torn and barely covered him, but they were still there.

Report source, Albert Rosales, reprinting from the database of Bobbie Short, San Diego, CA. Original report was collected by Betty Allen, journalist for the Times of Eureka, California.

This account has been added to the growing database of dogman/werewolf encounters, though there are some strange aspects to the description. The mention of the fur looking soft like down is odd, but the fangs were prominent and the beast was wearing clothing as if it had transformed. Another curious piece of the puzzle to be sure.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fate Magazine

Fate magazine was a big influence on me when I was growing up and interested in all things supernatural. Back in the 70's when the paranormal wasn't "in vogue" as it is now, it was one of the few resources that helped bring people together.

The publication has been around since 1948 and is still going strong. Through thick and thin, it's given the public a wide range of articles and columns covering the whole spectrum of the world's strange events. UFOs, ghosts, psychic phenomena, cryptids, and more.

Issue 730 was just published and includes a piece on the Curse of Leap Castle, a look at Scottish Seer Janet Douglas and an article by me on the Black Eyed Children.

Fate also has a regular radio show on the KGRA network which I'm proud to be a guest host for.

Check out the Fate website for more information:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SOS at the Haunted Roads Hotel

Dave Spinks and I spent several days and nights investigating the Haunted Roads Hotel in Atlanta, Indiana.
The location once served as a brothel and speakeasy and was a popular spot for many Chicago land gangsters during the heyday of prohibition.

There's a wide range of reported activity at the Roads, including disembodied voices, unexplained footsteps, doors that open and close, and more.

From the time we walked into the place there was activity, and it didn't stop. In fact, when we first entered, we were sure there was someone in the building as the footsteps upstairs were so loud and distinct. As we heard the person coming down the staircase, we moved to the hallway to find...nothing. No one was there.

While much of the activity was harmless, at other times, it took a darker turn. Dave was violently attacked one night and received a gash on the top of his head as a result. The following day, I received a set of severe scratches on my back.

Check out a portion of our investigation here:

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 2016 BEK Update

First up, an incident that occurred in 2013 in Magnolia, Delaware. The account involves the apparition of what appears to be a young boy from the early 1900's. The witness encountered the boy while driving on Delaware's back roads at two in the morning. The strange boy had no eyes or nose, just a black void.

While not typical of BEK encounters, there are numerous accounts involving ghostly manifestations wherein the spirit has black, or hollowed out eyes. Such encounters are a weird subset of accounts that cross the lines between ghosts and BEKs.  Read the full account on the Ghost Village website here:

Author Melissa George has released a book titled "Black Eyed Kids," subtitled "My three months of Hell, A true story."
As near as I can figure, the actual account comes from George's co-author, listed only on the title page as "Ainsley."
The book is very short, only about 40 pages in length and much of it is just build up to an encounter with black eyed kids. If it is indeed a true account as stated, it's rather stunning because the results of the encounter are deadly-literally. For those interested in the full tale, the book is available on Amazon. As always, I leave it in the hands of the reader to decided for themselves what they believe.

More reports of deadly encounters with BEKs come to us from Greg and Dana Newkirk over at Week in Weird. The post below tells us about a case in rural Vermont that resulted in death, and goes on to detail a truly bizarre encounter involving a strange woman and a whole house full of "small, frightening-looking children pacing to and fro about the place" at 2 to 3 A.M. As you may guess, they had solid black eyes. More here:

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mothman Rides a Bus

In his study of Appalachian UFO encounters, author Kyle Lovern records a Mothman encounter from the mid 1960's. An account that in fact, predates the famous Point Pleasant West Virginia sightings by several months.

The incident occurred on Buffalo Mountain in the summer of 1966. The location was between the towns of Williamson and Delbarton where US Route 52 winds through the hills.

When she was a young girl, the witness, Gail, had been on a walk with her mother to visit a relative. It was in the evening and the pair had come off a hill and onto the hardtop road.  Gail's mother caught her attention saying:

"Honey, there's the big bus coming, so step aside till it passes."

Gail recalls that the roadside was very narrow at that spot and they stepped aside to get out of the way:

"We stepped aside and watched the bus pass. As the vehicle passed us the Mothman creature flew off the side of a nearby cliff and jumped onto the back of the bus. He covered the back end of that bus and his wingspan and wingtips wrapped around the sides of the vehicle. I was scared to death.

Frightened, I gripped Mom's hand and whispered and asked her if it would hurt us. She answered, 'Just stand still, honey, and let's see if it goes on across the mountaintop. If it was going to hurt us, I'm sure it would have done it already.'

Due to the bright lights on top of the bus, we could clearly see that large creature as it gripped tightly onto the back of the bus."

Gail reports that she and her mother watched as the bus crossed the mountain and drove out of sight. She says that she had many nightmares after the event and still vividly remembers the creature. Gail's mother had told her to keep quite about the event and it took her years before she shared the encounter with anyone:

"My mom told me not to tell anyone about it because people would think we were absolutely crazy. She told me not to even think about it anymore. I thought at the time that if mom wasn't scared then I'd be okay too. We never discussed it after that."

She states that the creature was hairy and that she did not see the eyes. "The hair was a deep reddish brown--a pretty dark auburn--and resembled the feathers down the stem of a peacock feather."

She also reports that someone else in the area had witnessed the Mothman on the bus that night but gives no further details.

As noted, Gail's sighting predates the first recorded Point Pleasant encounter which occurred in November 1966.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

SOS at the Haunted Kosciusko Jail

Society of the Supernatural did an investigation of the haunted Kosciusko jail in Warsaw, Indiana at the end of October. The site is very active with shadow figures, full body apparitions and more. There's also a "whistler" who's heard frequently in the historic building.

The jail was built in 1870 and remained in use until 1982. It's an imposing structure with a castle like appearance. Check out some of the first night of our investigation below:

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Beware the Slenderman

The long anticipated HBO film, Beware the Slenderman finally has a release date scheduled--January 23rd.

The film, directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky, is a documentary covering a disturbing crime and the strange story behind it.

In May, 2014 two 12 year old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin lured a classmate into the woods and attempted to kill her. Despite being stabbed 19 times, the victim survived. Perhaps the most unsettling aspect of the case was the reasoning behind the attempted murder--the girls thought that by sacrificing a classmate, they would be allowed to go deep into the forest and live with the mythical Slenderman in his mansion.

Brodsky promises to delve into the effects that Internet lore, such as the Slenderman, has on real life actions and behaviors, as well as examining the digital age's affect on the imagination and perceptions of children.

The two girls, who are slated to be tried as adults, have consistently claimed that the Slenderman "made them" commit the act. Brodsky purportedly had access to the families connected to this tragedy, so their perspective on the events will also be presented.

I've long spoken out about the dangers of the Slenderman mythos and the potential that the figure is a modern tulpa being created before our very eyes via the Internet.

HBO has just released a trailer for the upcoming film:

Friday, November 11, 2016

Close Encounter in England: 1901

Here's a curious encounter from way back in 1901 involving humanoids next to a strange craft. The report was originally published by Derek James & Phil Bennett in Nufon News #50.

The incident occurred during the summer in Bournebrook, West Midlands, England.

Young Frank Warily, ten years old, was taking a shortcut along a path behind his terraced housing estate. Suddenly, he came upon a strange object sitting on the grass and thought that it was a workman's hut. There was a small, box-shaped ship's funnel on top and a door on the side. The object was a greenish blue metallic color with a sheen, half the size of a modern car.

Suddenly, Frank was confronted by two small beings who stepped down out of the doorway. They
were four feet high, clean-shaven, and looked human with no odd features. They wore tight fitting, one piece uniforms with a greenish, gray military look and each wore a dark helmet that masked the eyes and ears almost completely.

Emerging from the top were two wires almost like horns on a Viking's helmet. The wires rose nine inches. One humanoid remained in the doorway. The other moved towards Frank with his arms outstretched, suggesting to Frank to get out of his way. Frank got out of the way and as he was doing this, the humanoid scuttled back into the machine and the door closed.

There was then a brilliant flash like electric arcing that lit up the perimeter of the object as well as a whooshing sound and the box-shaped craft climbed up into the sky in a curved flight. Frank noticed a pulsating red light at the rear as it ascended.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

SOS at the Haunted Warsaw Jail & Museum

The Haunted jail in Warsaw, Indiana is not just a jail but also a museum. It's full of various collections of antiques and artifacts. Our second night at the site we had some time in the upstairs wing where there's a collection of vintage dolls with reported paranormal activity as well as a display of antique medical devices.

Check out part of that investigation here:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Unusual Prophet Predicted Trump

Whenever a presidential election comes around, all the prophets, psychics, astrologers and other prognosticators surface to make predictions.

Some get it wrong, others hit the mark. In terms of presidential elections, Nostradamus scholar John Hogue has a long track record of correct predictions dating back numerous elections. He missed this year since he forecast Clinton to win the vote, however, he did note, prior to the election, that this was the most difficult one to predict since Trump was a complete wild card who had the potential to upset the status quo.

One prophet did score a correct guess. Geda.

Geda is known as the "king of prophets." He correctly predicted that Portugal would win the 2016 European football championship and last Thursday (Nov 3rd), he was tasked with predicting the US presidential race.

Oh, I should mention, Geda is a monkey.

Geda is five years old and for public appearances wears a yellow shirt that advertises his name. The so called "prophetic primate" is from the Shiyan Lake Ecological Tourism Park in Hunan.
Much like Paul, the psychic octopus, Geda is presented with the options in the given contest while watchers stand by to see what his choice will be.

In this case, Geda was placed on a table. On each side was a podium with life-sized cutouts of the two candidates. In front of each one were bananaa. Geda wasted little time in choosing and eating the bananas in front of Trump. He further showed his preference by giving the cutout a kiss. Park officials stated:

"After deliberate thought, the mystic monkey chose Mr. Trump. Without even waiting, he congratulated the cardboard candidate with a kiss on the lips."

Hollow Eyed Phantom

Here's another creepy account from a recent episode of Darkness Radio. This one details an encounter with a hollow eyed spirit that seems intent on stealing the energy or life force of a sleeping victim.

Brandon recounts his story:

"I'm currently 21, so this was around the mid 2000's. I was around 13 or 14 or so. It was in my old house in West Valley, Utah. Years before this, I would hear my name being called, doors shutting when there was nothing even close, and this went on for years.

One day I remember in particular, I was freaked out about something. I don't remember what, so I slept in my father's room, it was around 3:30 or 4 in the morning on the clock if I remember right.

I saw something that was six and a half feet tall come out of the mirror, wearing all white. The room went foggy for some reason. It had empty eye sockets, short black hair, and white skin.

It was standing over my dad and putting its hand on his chest and I noticed him breathing weird and offbeat so I tried to wake him and was freaking out. It felt like this thing was staring through my soul.

As I tried to wake him, it dashed into the mirror very fast. The mist went away and I never saw it again, but I head voices later and it scared me bad enough to cover my eyes with the covers for a long time when I'd go to bed.

Shortly after this, I moved and never had a problem similar to that since."

It's interesting to note that Brandon witnessed the entity coming and going through a mirror. The presence of a mirror is often noted in various paranormal encounters and hauntings. Mirrors are seen by many belief systems as portals to access other levels of existence. The creature that Brandon saw may fall within the realm of the incubus/succubus as it was obviously intent on attacking the boy's father in an effort to steal energy.

Source: Darkness Radio, November 7, 2016. Transcribed by Jamie L. Brian

A Subtle Invasion

A growing number of accounts of people witnessing another individual's eyes shifting to solid black leave us with many questions. What exactly is occurring? Alien interference? Demonic influence? Inter-dimensional invasion?

See more in my article in this month's PP&S News along with great articles by L.A. Marzulli, Richard Shaw and more.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dogman Sighting Cornwall, England

On a Summer night in 1988, two friends encountered a 'werewolf' in Cornwall. The beast fits the
description of many of the dogman/werewolf sightings that have been cropping up so much in recent years. It's always interesting to gather more and more encounters that fit the paradigm of what people continue to report both in the United States and Europe.

The account comes from John Hanson & Dawn Holloway's "Haunted Skies" series.

Davidstowe Airfield, Cornwall, England:

"Julia "Jools" Quinn decided to go out for a drive to Davidstowe Airfield one evening with a friend, hoping to see something out of the normal, bearing in mind its 'spooky reputation.'

After locating the Davidstowe lookout tower, which was constructed in World War 2, they parked and had their lights on and there was a full moon when all of a sudden, ten or twelve sheep came running up close to the right hand side of the tower.

She was trying to figure out what had frightened them when, without any warning, 'something' on two legs appeared and ran past them on the left hand side of the tower. It was a couple of hundred yards away. It was taller than a man, probably 7ft she estimated. It had big, pointy ears and had dark brown, wiry hair covering its body. It stood there for at least ten seconds--not on all fours, but on two legs.

The sheep ran away, and were quickly followed by the creature. It had a strange face like a wolf, rather than the popular illustration of the Beast of Bodmin. The jaw was very long."

Monday, November 7, 2016

SOS at Octagon Hall

Octagon Hall in Franklin, Kentucky is a fascinating historical location. Built in the mid 1800's by Andrew Jackson Caldwell, the structure is the only eight sided house in Kentucky.

Octagon Hall saw extensive activity during the civil war with troops from both the Union and the Confederacy spending time on the grounds. The site was also a field hospital at times during the conflict.

The Hall is now full of antiques from the period and reports of paranormal activity are off the hook. Shadow figures, apparitions, disembodied voices, the list goes on and on leading Octagon Hall to be known as one of the most active, haunted locations in the states.

Check out part of our investigation at this amazing location:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Black Eyes in a Haunted House

I've been receiving an increasing number of reports from people who witness another person's eyes shifting to solid black orbs. It's difficult to know exactly what to make of this pheneomna at this point. Often, the circumstances are very normal until that moment when the change occurs. Is it linked to possession or demonic forces? Alien interference?

There's not a clear pattern yet and each account seems to have a slight twist. Researcher Jamie L. Brian just transcribed this account that was sent in to Darkness Radio. It aired October 24, 2016.
The account comes from Chris, who related a story wherein he witnessed his brother's eyes shifting to solid black.

"As a kid, I experienced so many weird things happening that I couldn't explain. One that stands out in my mind to this day that I'm constantly reminded of when I listen to your show happened when I was 8 or 9 years old, probably around 1989. I lived in Santa Barbara, California with my mom and my dad lived in Paso Robles with my stepmom, two stepbrothers and a stepsister in a huge, beautiful house on a hill. I just called the house the mansion. For me, it was. There was a full basement with all these weird corridors with mostly dirt floors and two stories, probably six rooms with a huge, detached garage on a huge piece of property. The house was beautiful but ominous. To this day, I still have weird dreams about the basement and other rooms. Never good dreams, always nightmares.

My stepbrother and I hung out a lot when I came to visit. We both had the same first name so he was Chris 1 and I was Chris 2. I was around 8 years old so he was probably 11. My stepsister was around 15 so that would make my oldest stepbrother about 16 or 17. So there was a lot of preteen and teenager energy in the house.

My stepmother was always hateful, jealous and just plain spiteful and always hated my dad spending time or money on me and every visit usually ended with a dramatic yelling, crying, even spitting fiasco. I was always excited to spend weekends with my dad however I stayed in that house and never looked forward to seeing the wicked stepmother.

The house was so haunted that it was predictable and consistent my stepbrother and I would set stuff out on our nightstands and the next morning the item would be gone and sitting on a table downstairs which doesn't sound that scary but we could do it every night and go downstairs and, sure enough, they toy or whatever would be sitting almost directly below the room we slept in.

We would tell our parents, but of course, they would deny the house was haunted. Other things would happen, I would see quick flashes of faces looking in the upstairs windows and the typical creaks and cracks, footsteps and doors opening and closing on their own, but that was normal.

The one most disturbing thing that happened was one night, before bedtime, me and my stepbrother were upstairs walking to our room which was down a hallway on the left side of the house. His older brother's room was at the top of the stairs on the right. He was walking in front of me and all of a sudden, he suddenly stopped, turned around, and his face went blank, white. His eyes went all black. He sprinted past me at an unnatural speed, back towards the stairs and slammed headfirst into his older brother's bedroom door. He was out cold and had a bump on his head.

When he woke up he didn't know where he was and had no memory of running into the door. His sister was babysitting us so we got to stay up later to make sure he didn't have a concussion and we camped out downstairs that night.

To this day, he swears he doesn't remember running into that door. I have thought about it over the years. I'm 34 now and I think the ghost that was accustomed to travelling down that hallway somehow entered him and took my stepbrother at ghost speed down the hallway intending to enter my elder stepbrother's room. Of course, when they reached the door, my stepbrother stopped and the ghost probably continued through the door and onto his intended destination.

I wonder sometimes what would have happened if that door had been opened or broken open when he hit it. Maybe the ghost would have taken him floating and racing around the older stepbrother's room.

Over the years, I'm sure the house has changed hands several times. As I understand, it became the mayor's house at some point. I drove by it around 15 years ago on my travels through California. The house is still beautiful, but there's still a weird draw for me. Now that we're all grown up, my dad and stepmom fully admit the house was in fact very haunted. Of course, me and my step-siblings already knew that."

Chris clearly indicates in his account that he believes the sudden manifestation of black eyes in his brother resulted from a brief interaction with a spirit and this may be the case. We are left to wonder if this is truly the case or if something even more malicious was at work.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Road to Skinwalker Ranch

Authorities in Uintah County, Utah have ordered the removal of locked gates and concrete barriers that had closed off access to the property known as Skinwalker Ranch.

The ranch gained noteritery after the publication of "Hunt for the Skinwalker" by George Knapp and Colm Kelleher. The ranch was a known hotspot for UFO activity as well as a wide range of cryptid reports and other unusual occurrences. The publication of the book placed the property in the national spotlight and seekers of the weird and unusual started flocking to the area hoping to catch a glimpse of strange phenomena.

Ranch owner, billionaire Robert Bigelow had the barriers erected on the road crossing the property in an effort to prevent trespassers. The barriers were technically illegal, but for some unknown reason, they were allowed to remain in place for years with local authorities doing nothing. Some conspiracy theorists believed there was government involvement in the blocking of the road.

Whatever the case, the county commission meeting last week on Halloween declared that the owners of the ranch had to unlock the gates and remove the concrete barriers from the public route.

The ranch itself is still private property and security personnel monitor it on a 24/7 basis. Anyone getting out of their vehicle along the road will likely encounter ranch employed guards.

The powers behind Skinwalker Ranch aren't taking the matter lightly. Paperwork is already in process to have the road legally closed once and for all.

If history is any indication, the road through Skinwalker Ranch won't be open long.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Supernatural Substation

1938 BEK Sighting

From the time I researched and wrote the book on the Black Eyed Children, it was clear to me that this is not simply a modern phenomena we're dealing with, but something that has been present for a very, very long time.

As more researchers with an awareness of the BEK phenomena continue to dig through old cases, more and more vintage accounts come to light. Here's one I just received, brought to my attention by researcher Ash Staunton.

The incident occurred near St. Louis, Missouri in 1938:

"The mother in a family involved with numerous encounters recalled seeing a flying disk type craft on the ground and numerous entities that appeared to be in a rush around it. They then re-entered the craft which left the area at a tremendous rate of speed. 

One of the entities appeared to be a little girl, fragile looking, who had large black eyes with no white parts apparent, but with more rounded eyes than a "typical gray humanoid." The girl also had a pointed chin, high forehead, and very fine, thin hair.

The mother noticed at least one other entity accompanying the "hybrid" girl that looked entirely human; it was described as a 6 foot tall white woman, with brown hair and brown eyes, wearing some sort of tight-fitting, one-piece uniform."

Bob Buck is credited as the source of this report.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Warsaw Haunted Jail

Society of the Supernatural had some intense activity at the Haunted Jail in Warsaw, Indiana. Creepy dolls, antique medical instruments and much more.

Here's one of the Periscopes we did during our second night of investigation: