Thursday, September 29, 2016

Worlds Beyond Forum Earthcore

Catch me at this year's Earthcore event in Australia. I'll be headlining the Worlds Beyond Forum.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

World's Largest Ghost Hunt Event

Join us as we take part in National Ghost Hunting Day!  Special event at Old Salt Sulpher Springs Resort.  Limited tickets are available.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Triangular UFOs and Shifting Black Eyes

Researcher Jamie L. Brian just sent me this report he transcribed from a recent episode of Coast to Coast AM
with host Jimmy Church.
The caller was identified as "Mickey" and the incident occurred in 1980 in Kentucky. The bizarre encounter unfolded on the first of November when the caller and his uncle were out hunting:
"I want to tell you about an experience I had. It was 1980 and it was in the first of November. We were out coon hunting one night and we were on the edge of a hay-field near the woods.
We turned our dogs lose and they took off and me and my uncle were standing there and we noticed a light in the sky and it was moving like a triangle. It would go to one corner and be red. Go to the next corner it would be blue. Go to the next corner it would be white. Go to the next corner it would be orange. We watched it for about 10 minutes and then it went like to the center of this triangle. I mean, not triangle. I mean rectangle. And this bolt came out of the sky and hit it and it split into four different pieces and took off.
Well, when the bolts came out of the sky, almost like electricity went through us. All the hair stood up on our arms.
I looked at my uncle and I said, "What in the world is that?"
He was just standing there, completely stiff. His eyes were like glassed over and black. I grabbed him and shook him and he just fell over and he got up and was asking me what was going on. He remembers nothing about it. To this day, he remembers nothing.
It's kind of weird because after that happened to him, he got real, real religious. I mean almost fanatical religious. He, to this day, says he remembers nothing about it. Doesn't remember it happening. And like I said, his eyes were just... they were like black orbs in his head."
At this point, the host, Jimmy Church asks him to explain why the man turned to religion.
"To hear him explain it, he thinks it was a negative experience. That god told him to get religious.
Like I said, I asked him several times, what was going through your head when you were standing there before you fell over? He says, "I have no idea." He says, "I don't know. I don't remember seeing anything. I don't remember feeling anything. I don't remember anything about it."
Church then asks Mickey what he thinks happened.
"I think there were four UFOs there and that lightning bolt or energy beam or whatever it was, was refueling them. They were sitting there, making that rectangle, waiting for that fueling because as soon as it hit, like I said, it was... we felt it. I felt it and boom, it was... there was four of them split apart and they just... they were gone. In the blink of an eye.”
Source: Coast To Coast AM - September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Tracie Austin Show

Be sure to tune in tonight for the premier of The Tracie Austin Show with myself and Nick Redfern as the featured guests discussing the creepy Black Eyed Children.

More Thylacine Footage Revealed

Following the recent release of Tasmanian Tiger footage out of southern Australia, another intriguing piece of film has surfaced.  The newly released footage was actually captured in 2008 by a woman in Western Victoria, Australia.

The Tasmanian Tiger, or Thylacine as it is also known, has been officially extinct since 1936 when the last known animal died in captivity.  Since that time, countless sightings of the animal have been reported and organizations like the Thylacine Awareness Group have been collecting accounts with the goal of finding solid evidence of the animal's survival.

The newest clip includes witness testimony about her multiple sightings of the Thylacine.  Shot on a handycam, the footage is much clearer and longer than the group's previous release.  The distinctive, stiff tail of the Thylacine is in clear view and the animal's movement can also be observed.

For information on the Thylacine from earlier this month, see:

And be sure to check out the Thylacine Awareness Group on Facebook for more updates and information on sightings of the Tasmanian Tiger:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vatican Exorcist Amorth Passes Away

Well known Catholic exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth has passed away at age 91.  Amorth was the co founder of the International Association of Exorcist and was the organization's honorary president for life.

Amorth wrote a book about his experiences battling possessions.  The book, "An Exorcist Tells His Story" was a bestseller in Europe and also did well in the United States.

Amorth was considered "outspoken" but also controversial.  He openly stated that both Stalin and Hitler had been possessed by the devil, but in recent years, his crusades have been pointed at such pop culture stables as the Harry Potter books and films, which he said taught children black magic, and yoga which he claimed was the devil's work.

Father Amorth reported that he had conducted between 70,000 and 160,000 exorcisms in the course of his career.  

He did however, state that during that time, he had only encountered about a hundred cases of genuine possession.  Those who were truly possessed would vomit iron and shards of glass he stated. (The priest had a collection of items he said had been issued in this manner during exorcisms he had conducted.) Most people who came to him simply needed spiritual guidance and an assurance that they were free of demonic influence.  Amorth stated:

"Most times, there's no actual diabolical presence, and my job lies in suggesting to those that come to me to live a life of faith and prayer.  And this is enough to assuage the fears of those afraid of the devil's ills."

The organization that Amorth co-founded, the "International Association of Exorcists" was officially recognized by the Vatican in 2014.

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Mexico UFO & Paranormal Forum

Thanks to the great people at the New Mexico UFO/Paranormal Forum for hosting me as their special guest speaker at their September meeting.

The room was full and the audience was outstanding with lots of good questions!  It's always a pleasure to interact with other people who have such a deep interest in all things strange!

If you're in the Albuquerque area, be sure to check this group out, meetings each month with a special guest.

Friday, September 16, 2016

September 2016 BEK Update

This month's black eyed children update has some interesting items.  Another report of a phone going dead in their presence and a list of purported locations that the creepy little kids may be lurking about.

First up, a report from a woman who had two black eyed children show up at her door late one night purportedly, because they wanted to use the bathroom.  They must have needed it pretty badly because she says that after she denied them entrance, they continued to knock for two hours. Curiously, she tried her phone several times and found that it was dead.  There are a fair number of reports of BEKs having a strange affect on phones, electronics and automobiles so we can add this one to the list:

Over at the Ghost Hunting Theories blog, Sharon Day weighs in on the BEKs with a basic "who are they, what are they" article.  Always good to hear different input on the phenomena so check it out for a quick read.  Scroll to the bottom and you'll find that Sharon is also offering a creepy BEK themed wall hanging in case you just can't get enough of the kids:

This month's most unusual report comes from where we find the story of someone who let some of the creepy children come inside.  The writer claims that, due to the close encounter, she's now "slowly dying."  Judge the tale for yourself here:

People often ask where they can find BEKs, well, website "Backpackerverse" may have an answer, at least for the state of Texas.  Their recent report details ten locations in the lone star state where encounters with black eyed children have reportedly taken place. Enter at your own risk:

Finally, be sure to tune in to the premier of the Tracie Austin show later this month to catch myself and Nick Redfern discussing the BEKs and some of the various theories on what exactly they may be.  More information at Tracie's website below:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BEKs on the Tracie Austin Show

Next week!  Be sure to tune in as Nick Redfern and I discuss the black eyed children on the debut of the Tracie Austin show.

Monday, September 12, 2016

SOS Georgetown Hotel Part 2

Here's part two of our investigation of the historic and haunted Georgetown Hotel in the hills of northern California.

We're in gold rush territory and there's lots of activity in this place.  If you missed part one, check it out here:

In part two, Dave Spinks makes his way to room nine, check out the video for another glimpse at what we uncovered during our investigation of this classic location:

As always, there's much more coming from Society of the Supernatural!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Blackburn & Weatherly on the Paracast

This week I'm back on the Paracast along with my friend and fellow Wood Knocks author Lyle
Blackburn.  We're discussing all things Sasquatch!

The two hour show covers a wide range of questions about Bigfoot from various sightings around the country, to possible explanations of the strange creature's origins.

Thanks to hosts Gene Steinberg and Chris O'Brien for having us on for a great discussion.
The Paracast is one of the most dynamic shows airing and these guys have a strong following of loyal listeners who often jump in with intelligent questions.

"Gene and Chris bring back two noted Bigfoot researchers — David Weatherly and Lyle Blackburn. Both are contributing authors in Wood Knocks, a new yearly journal covering Bigfoot research and investigations, which is being published by Weatherly’s publishing company. Both have been on the show before and are considered two of our top cryptozoological researchers. David is also considered a leading “Black-eyed Kids” researcher and Lyle (on his Paracast appearance in 2014) spoke about “Lizard Men” sightings. This episode is designed to bring you up to date on cutting-edge work in these fields."

Saturday, September 10, 2016

SOS Haunted Cabin Virginia City

Society of the Supernatural has spent a lot of time in Virginia City, Nevada.  It's an old west town with a ton of history and hauntings.  It's amazing how many buildings in town have ghostly stories associated with them from gunfighters to lawmen, miners to soiled doves, the legends go on an on.  Even the streets of Virginia City are rife with sightings and ghostly encounters.

We did come investigative work in a location connected to the historic Gold Hill Hotel.  This cabin has some crazy stories associated with it.  Check out the short video for a glimpse of what we experienced.

As always, there's more coming from SOS so be sure to subscribe for updates and thanks for watching!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Faceless Entities and a Creepy Silence in Nashville

In the past couple of years, I've received a number of reports of "faceless" entities.  These range from roadside encounters to manifestations of spirits with no facial features.  While such reports aren't completely new, there does seem to be a slight increase in them.

Researcher Albert S. Rosales is constantly digging up interesting accounts and recently posted his report on a creepy incident involving two faceless beings.  The report was sent directly to Rosales and the witness names are withheld by request.

Nashville, Tennessee
A summer night in 2013:

"The main witness and a friend decided to walk around the block in a pretty quiet suburban neighborhood.  Once they started walking down the middle of the street everything became strangely quiet.  No crickets, frogs, wind, nothing.  It seemed like the breeze stopped as well.  They kept walking, and about halfway down the street they saw a minivan in a driveway with the hood up, and there were these two "things" peering into the engine like they were studying it.  They were white and they had no faces.  There was a soft glow coming off them like if they were reflecting a black light, but it seemed like there wasn't really a source for it.  The white flowers in the yard had the same glow.  The strange figures looked about normal height, two arms, and two legs.  They sort of jumped when the witnesses came into view, like they were surprised.  Then they half-hid behind the van and both witnesses immediately had this feeling like they 'could not look at them, no matter what.'
That was probably the most scared the main witness has ever been.  
They both kept walking forward and watched out of the corner of their eyes, and the entities watched them, while also trying to position themselves behind the van.  
The main witness got the impression that 'they' weren't used to hiding much because they would look at them, then look at the van, then at themselves, then crouch behind the van a little more.

The witnesses kept walking, looking ahead until they got to the end of the street.  At this point, all the normal sounds returned and they could feel the breeze again, everything again felt normal.  The main witness wasn't really sure if he was going to say something to his friend but suddenly and at the same time they both stopped and exhaled really hard.  He asked his friend if he had seen those 'white figures,' but for most of the walk they wouldn't talk about it and his friend just told him to shut up. Strangely, the witnesses had the feeling that they shouldn't talk about what they had seen.  

Three years later the main witness finally spoke to his friend about what they had seen, his friend looked pretty freaked out and asked the main witness if he remembered them crossing the street in front of them, which the main witness did not.  He told him it was right after he fell or laid down, and all of the sudden the main witness remembered right before he saw them, he looked over and his friend was laying down on the side of the road, stiff as a board and not responding to anything the witness was saying, he was just blinking really hard.
Eventually he got up and they just kept walking.  Around the time that his friend fell to the ground is when everything became quiet and eerie.  The witness doesn't know how he could have forgotten that part."

The aura of silence created in the presence of the two figures is a curious aspect that I've heard in a small handful of cases before.  It's somewhat reminiscent of the creepy "gentlemen" in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Ghoulish figures who come floating in and create dead silence in their presence.

Of course, there's something inherently disturbing about a figure without a face.  Humans relate through their facial expressions and features and to be confronted with a blank nothingness is most unsettling.

The Gentleman from Buffy TV series

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Blood from a Stone

Every month, L.A. Marzulli's news magazine, Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural publishes a wide range of pieces from researchers around the country.

This month, my article, "Blood from a Stone" begs the question why is it that politicians still believe they can do exactly that--get blood from a stone, or, in this case, more money from citizens who seem to have less and less all the time.

Check out the magazine for other interesting commentary and perspectives from Richard Shaw, Tony Kail, Casper McCloud and many more.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Thylacine Footage 2016

Eighty years ago today, September 7, 1936, Australia's Thylacine was declared extinct when the last known animal died in captivity.

The last thylacine was trapped in the Florentine Valley by a man named Elias Churchill in 1933 and sent to the Hobart Zoo.  It survived for three years in captivity.

The Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger, or Tasmanian Wolf, is a curious animal.  Evidence suggest a nocturnal nature for the apex predator.  It's a marsupial with both males and females having a pouch for the young.  The animal's size and shape are similar to that of a medium to large sized dog, with a stiff tail similar to a kangaroo's.  Dark, "tiger" like stripes cover the Thylacine's lower back.

Although the animal is officially extinct, sightings have continued to be reported over the years.  So many in fact that several expeditions have been launched to search for the creature.  None have had success yet, however, many researchers are convinced that the Thylacine survives in the wilds.

Several groups are active in Australia documenting sightings and searching for evidence.  Recently, a new video has surfaced from the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia.  The clip was filmed in the Adelaide hills in southern Australia.  Check out this fascinating clip, including analysis and commentary by group members:

For further updates from the Thylacine Awareness Group, check out their Facebook page here:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fate Magazine Radio

I'll be guest hosting Fate Magazine Radio tonight and my special guest is author and researcher Christopher O'Brien.

Chris has done some amazing work over the years and he's THE authority on the bizarre cattle mutilation mystery.  Check out the show as we discuss Skinwalker Ranch, The San Luis Valley and of course, Chris's latest book, "Stalking the Herd Unraveling the Cattle Mutilation Mystery."

Monday, September 5, 2016

SOS Georgetown Hotel

Society of the Supernatural investigating the historic and haunted Georgetown Hotel in California's gold country.

This hotel has seen a wide range of characters pass through its doors through the ages, and at the height of the gold rush days it was a bustling place.

Check out this brief clip from one of our investigations that includes EVPs, spirit box responses and spirit interaction through various instruments.

And be sure to subscribe to the channel, lots more on the way from Society of the Supernatural!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Paranormal 101

Here's a recent review of two of my books on the Paranormal 101 blog.
Colin with Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard

Paranormal 101 is run by up and coming researcher of the strange, Colin Schneider.  I met Colin during my appearance at this year's Dogman conference in Ohio.  It's always impressive to see young people involved in the field, especially when they clearly demonstrate a passion for pursuing the weird.

Colin is making an effort to attend events, meet people who have been active in the field to ask their advice, and most impressively, Colin reads extensively in his area of study.  Too often, new researchers rely on sitting and watching hours of reality television shows and falling under the misconception that they're getting an accurate idea of what it's like to investigate and explore the strange. 

It's up to all of us who are veterans in the field to encourage the young up and coming researchers, as with everything else, the youth are the future and will be the ones who continue the quest for answers into the future.

Keep an eye on this young man, I suspect we'll be hearing much, much more from him in the years to come.  And be sure to check out his blog.

Friday, September 2, 2016

BEKs On A Country Road

Here's a BEK report sent to me recently from a gentleman named Cade.  The incident occurred in 2001.  At the time of the experience, Cade was in the Army reserves and he and his cousin were on their way to purchase some vehicles from the Ft. Campbell base in Kentucky:

"My name is Cade. I was 18 yrs old in 2001 when my cousin and I were traveling to Ft. Campbell KY. We exited the hwy by accident and had been driving in the wrong direction for a really long time. We ended up on gravel roads in nowhere Kentucky. 

Along the way we came upon two boys wearing straw hats and homemade clothes walking down the road. We stopped for directions. I asked them if they knew which way the military base was. They did not respond. I asked several questions regarding the base. Still no response. At this point I was using hand gestures about which way the helicopters came from. Still no response. At that point I looked ahead of me to a long gravel rd with no houses and then behind me to see the same. I said to them there is nothing out here and if I could give them a lift. It was then that both of them were looking straight at me and yes their eyes were as black as coal.

They both responded (you ought not trust us so much).

My cousin and I both looked at each other and freaked out.
We left them behind in a cloud of gravel dust and didnt look back.
It was weird. I tell this story all the time and wasnt until today that I have heard of other peoples experience with this."

Cade reports no after effects from the encounter, other than a chilling memory of the incident when he recounts it.

This is yet another report of BEKs wearing clothing that appears old fashioned or handmade.