“David was a grumpy old man, he’d spent 40 years working in poor conditions in a factory for minimum wage, spent his life living in public housing, never being able to afford a house of his own. His children had grown up with hand me down clothing as money was tight. This led to complications… Continue reading As In Life, As In Death – A Paranormal Theory
It can be easy to find ourselves wanting quick answers or wishing to speak to the loved ones that we have lost, and I fully believe that there are some very gifted individuals in the world that can do these things. But there are also a lot more individuals out there that are more than… Continue reading Tips for avoiding scam psychics
Are there living pterosaurs in Zambia’s swamplands? Those iconic winged reptiles of prehistory known as the pterosaurs died out alongside the last dinosaurs over 60 million years ago…didn’t they? Most mainstream zoologists would say that they did. Then again, most mainstream zoologists have probably never heard of the kongamato, the ropen, the duah, or a… Continue reading I thought I saw a Terror Saur! – Do Prehistoric flying reptiles still exist?
She goes by many names including Mary Worth, Mary Jane, Mary Lou, Mary Worthington. But you probably know her by another, more fearsome name: Bloody Mary.
First predicted by psychologist, William James, transliminality is a hypothesis for the tendency of psychological material to cross thresholds into or out of consciousness. The flow of information from our conscious to our unconscious has been a subject of great debate, interest and thought for many centuries. It was William James who suggested that out… Continue reading Transliminality
As we enter 2013, and continue our investigations into the unknown, I wonder if we, as communities are really ready for scientific evidence to be truly found, tested and released for public and scientific scrutiny. As word has continued to leak about the current Big Foot DNA study, the chatter is already deafening! Let me… Continue reading Are we Really Ready?
As investigators and researchers of the paranormal world we often find ourselves in search of something that quantifies the very thing we are looking for. However, the paranormal field often has us seeking, searching the darkness if you will, sadly without resolution! Still perhaps it’s this failure to find conclusive evidence that keeps us forever… Continue reading Spirit Testimony
Introduction: There have been many encounters with unknown creatures off the coast of New Zealand, with the East coast being particularly favoured. There is a very good reason for this, running parallel to New Zealand’s coastline is the Hikurangi Trench. A deep gouge on the ocean floor, that descends in places to depths of 3,750… Continue reading The Possiblity of Mosasaurs breeding off the New Zealand Coast.
INTRODUCTION In recent years a number of people have reported finding anomalous circular images, often called “orbs,” in photos taken at night with a flash, under seemingly ordinary conditions. The photos have been taken both outdoors and indoors. These photos were not taken under “conventional UFO,” conditions, i.e., there were no strange lights or objects… Continue reading The Orb Phenomenon
Written on 3-6-2012 for the SA Paranormal Meet-ups What Is Transpiration? Transpiration is a naturally occurring phenomena that is similar to evaporation, and is part of the water cycle. It is a loss of water vapour from parts of plants, especially the leaves. How does this differ from Evaporation or Evapotranspiration? Evaporation is defined as… Continue reading Transpiration
When views have existed for many years, it can be extremely arduous changing them. New Zealand is a classic example, it was always thought that we were free from snakes, crocodiles and even apart from three species of bats, mammals as a whole. A way different picture is certainly now being painted of New Zealand… Continue reading Distortions of time
From as far back as I can really remember along side my interest in the paranormal has been an obvious link to the dark. Having children myself now I am all too aware of the common fear which effects some of the next generation, the simple fear which creeps in as the lights dim low.… Continue reading The Dark
The Effects of Atmospheric Scintillation When the exposure time is a large fraction of a second the image of a distant light such as that of a star or planet can be changed from what it should look like, a bright white point of light, to a “squiggly” line (or smear or streak) which has varying intensity… Continue reading Long Exposure Images of Very Distant Lights
I was sitting here doing some thinking, please note jokes about seeing the smoke rising I get enough of that from my family, and it occurred to me why the many varied types of Sasquatch, Bigfoot or whatever you want to call the big guy may act more communally than we originally thought. I have… Continue reading Big Feet Musing
For as long as I have had an interest in the paranormal I can remember an association with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). Even years back when I remember some friends trying out some EVP work with a cassette recorder. They sat there in a circle, with some atmospheric candle light asking out into the semi-darkness.… Continue reading EVP – Fact or Fiction ?
If we look back on the history of Cryptid sightings, the further back we go the more frequent the sightings seem to be. It seems once an area is colonised sightings appear, instead of as one would expect to increase, to decline sharply. Is it because these creatures seek retreats further apart from the colonised… Continue reading Where have all the cryptids gone?
Paranormal investigation is the current “IT” hobby, and, as a result, it seems that the paranormal community is rife with less-than-professional organizations (or, as we like to refer to them – “social clubs”) that have seemingly all come out of the woodwork. Few of these groups offer any substantive value to the paranormal community. These pseudo-scientific… Continue reading Professionalism
It has often been mentioned there are no bodies, that one conclusive tangible piece of evidence, ever found of hominid cryptids. Why? Here in New Zealand, as would be the situation with our Moehau – New Zealand’s Bigfoot, once something dies in the bush it is very quickly adsorbed into the ecosystem and little to… Continue reading Death of a legend: NZ’s Moehau