Saturday, January 21, 2017

Coming Soon: Haunted Toys

My friend Ross Allison and I have been cooking up some projects and the first one is coming soon!

Friday, January 20, 2017

SOS at the Bellaire House

The Bellaire House, in Bellaire, Ohio is the site of a notoriously dark haunting. Families have found themselves unable to live in the home, reportedly due to demonic activity.

The home's current owner, Kristen Lee, experienced extremely negative events while living in the home, including demonic sounds, physical encounters and incubus attacks.
While Kristen still owns the home, she no longer lives in it and rarely enters. She did join Society of the Supernatural on one of our investigations as we worked to uncover some of the home's secrets.

Society of the Supernatural has, in fact, investigated the house several times, and on each occasion, we encountered negative manifestations including threats over various ghost boxes, foul odors, physical touches and more.

Check out some of the footage from one of our numerous visits to this highly negative location:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Nightcrawlers in Indiana

By far one of the most popular post I've ever made on this blog is the story of the Fresno Nightcrawlers. There's quite a bit of follow up information on the case that I'm still looking into and trying to validate. Unfortunately, such things are often a slow process.

Still, not a week goes by that I don't receive questions about the case, most of them asking if there's any new information, or if there have been any more sightings of the weird stick like figures. Curiously, there have been a few sightings here and there that bear some common elements with the weird Nightcrawlers. Some of these are older reports of course and the Nightcrawler moniker didn't appear until the Fresno case. Still, the possible connections are interesting to examine.

Researcher Albert S. Rosales recently dug up a report from January 24, 2004.

In the case below, the joints that "buckle out," the strange, stick like appearance, and the odd movements all sound similar to the Fresno entities.

The time was 7:30 in the evening. The location: Manchester, Dearborn County, Indiana:

A 17 year old motorist traveling almost 10 miles north of Aurora Indiana on Saturday night claims to have encountered an unusual figure on the road. While driving his black Chevrolet Cavalier southbound along North Hogan Road, a "figure" was spotted in the headlights of the automobile. The figure was crouched down near a puddle of water. From the driver's perspective, the figure was spotted out of the windshield on the right of the car.

After passing the frail-looking figure, the driver looked into his rear view mirror and again observed--illuminated by the taillights of his car--what he described as a tall, abnormal figure that moved strangely with pointed joints that "buckled out."
He estimated the figure stood around 6 feet, seven inches. "It had protruding joints and moved very strangely."

The driver said he was able to ascertain the figure, alleged to be dark gray or black, and "pencil thin," stand up and take several steps toward the woods along the roadside. The figure definitely walked on two legs and was thought somehow to be a male, although no clothing was noted. No face or eyes could be seen, but the witness had the impression that the figure was looking straight at him.

The figure was immediately thought to be something out of the ordinary, not a human being. The duration of the sighting was "hurried" and possibly within the 3 to 4 second range. The driver continued on for a small distance after passing the figure and finally put on his brakes, coming to a stop at an estimated 2 minute walking distance on the road from the location of the sighting. He looked back to further observe the entity. At that point, a second car came into view and approached from the opposite direction, passed, and then reached the spot on the road where the figure was thought to be. The 17 year old motorist reportedly watched closely and observed the second car undertake what he thought to be an evasive maneuver near the vicinity of where he thought the figure would be situated, and then the car turned around at that spot and shortly pulled up behind him, somewhat in the grass.

There was an elderly couple in the car, both in their late 60s or early 70s and both with gray hair. The driver, who wore glasses, said,

"Boy, did you see something back there? I'll tell you right now, that was no person."

The passenger, an elderly female said,

"It was no human being, it was no man."

The elderly couple was reportedly "spooked" but offered to follow the first witness the remainder of the trip down North Hogan Road, clearly in the opposite direction of their intended destination route. It was thought that the elderly couple observed this same figure on the opposite side of the road, and possibly had observed it more closely. Later, the 17 year old witness was said to have become hysterical and within an hour was describing the figure as an "alien."

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 2017 BEK Update

Having made a recent trip to Australia, I've returned with some creepy black eyed kid accounts from down under. I recently shared one for the debut episode of Dave Schrader's new show, Beyond the Darkness. Check the show out at the link below, and be sure to give a listen to other great episodes from Dave and Tim as they go Beyond the Darkness!

A remote gas station in Utah, and an encounter with a black-eyed being that initiated a high fever and unexplained illness. A mysterious account posted by Lon Strickler over at Phantoms & Monsters:

There's also an account I received recently about an encounter with BEKs in Florida. In this case, the witness feels that the entities he saw may have been a manifestation of the angel of death. Read the details in this previous post:

One thing that has been very consistent in BEK encounters is the strange comments and requests the children make. From, "Just let us in, this won't take long," to the infamous "Is it food time," the statements often leave people confused and disturbed. One of the oddest I've heard recently is contained in one of the reports from this new video by Mortis Media.

"Can I at least get some ketchup for my apple?" More here:

Monday, January 16, 2017

Haunted eBay Items

Having been in the field for so long, I have quite a collection of haunted items. In the "old days" so to speak, such items weren't very desirable to most people. The paranormal wasn't part of pop culture and people who ended up with haunted or cursed objects just wanted rid of them.

Today, it's a different story. Several reality television shows have featured haunted objects. Everyone is aware of the Ed and Lorraine Warren collection that includes the infamous Annabelle, and there are museums devoted to haunted objects.

Because of popular interest, haunted items have become a business. On any given day, a check of popular auction site eBay will reveal an interesting selection of offerings. Many of them are of questionable origin. People buy based on faith or intuition, or perhaps just fascination. How, after all, do you prove on a listing that an item is haunted?

Haunted dolls are a category in and of themselves and make up a large portion of items usually listed for sale. So do rings and pieces of jewelry purported to have spirits or djinn attached to them. Aside from that, there are often more curious items that show up. Perusing current listings, here are some of the more interesting things currently on offer:

First up...well, I'm not quite sure what to call this exactly. As is typical in many of these listings, there are a string of key words in the title to draw attention and this one really tries to run the gamut. It's noted as:

'Satanic, Demonic, Antique, Rare, Haunted, Occult, Voodoo, Ritual, Black Magic, Djinn."

They must have run out of word count before they got to ghost, or perhaps more importantly, alligator because this item is actually some kind of taxidermy creation of an alligator's head with a crystal bowl. I'll let the description speak for it:

"The skin of what appears to be a small alligator encompasses a crystal or thick glass bowl-in which, bone fragments, ash and even incense could be used for ritual purposes. The presence of the skin serves as a summoning element that represents death, and with this, it became a powerful aid in numerous dark, necromantic rituals over the years.

This one has a buy it now option with the low price of $250.00 plus shipping. More info here:

Next up, a listing for a haunted key. Keys are another popular haunted item with numerous listings. This one in particular is from the Rogers Hotel Room 404 in Waxahachie, Texas. The listing opens like this:

"Authentic Haunted Hotel Room Skeleton Key and Fob Historic Rogers Hotel Waxahachie Texas Bonnie & Clyde Stayed Here!
Genuine hotel room skeleton key and fob to a CONFIRMED haunted hotel. room 404."

Now, like me, you probably read that and assumed that 404 was a haunted room and that Bonnie & Clyde stayed at the hotel. But reading a bit further down in the listing, we learn that yes, the 4th floor is reportedly haunted but there is no detail offered about room 404 itself.

We are also told at the end that:

"Frank Sinatra and Bonnie & Clyde are rumored to be past guest at the Rogers Hotel."

There's plenty of accounts of the hauntings at the Rogers so it's certainly interesting in that regard. Some digging into historical records may reveal whether or not some of these historical figures stayed at the hotel, but personally, for a price of $999.00, plus another 75 bucks to ship it (yes you read that right) I would expect this key to have been in Clyde's pocket the day they were shot.

If you're so inclined to bid, check it out here:

Next up, if you're looking for something more than an item to display on a shelf, then look no further than the haunted furniture section where you'll find this gem. Fair warning, you're going to need very deep pockets for this one:

Haunted Wolfe Manor Couch.

Featured in numerous ghost hunting shows, including Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. From the listing:

"...this antique couch was a hub of activity within the Wolfe Manor. A spirit laid on the couch and communicated with Zak, even to the point of verbalizing Zak's name.

It is truly a one-of-a-kind haunted couch."

On that matter, the listing is certainly accurate. Wolfe Manor has been torn down and this is one of the items rescued from it before the bulldozers moved in. This rare item can be yours for a mere $14,000.00:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Native American BEK Encounters

Lon Strickler over at Phantoms & Monsters has just posted a brief piece about some BEK encounters on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The reservation, in South Dakota, is Oglala Lakota territory. It's a world that most people never step foot into. Steeped in history and tragedy, the reservation is much bigger than people often realize, covering an area larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.

Typically, Native Americans have a very different perspective on supernatural events due to their unique cultural worldview.

What's really intriguing about these accounts is that I have similar reports from one of the native reservations in the Southwest. Although I have not written about these accounts, I have discussed the topic briefly in a couple of interviews.

Additionally, I've recently received word of some encounters on yet another reservation in a different part of the country. Why the sudden rash of accounts of BEKs on Native land?

According to the report of Phantoms & Monsters, the BEKs that appeared on Pine Ridge asked to come inside, requested food, and during one encounter, asked for blood.

Read more here: