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Haunted places in Carlsbad, NM

Haunted places in Carlsbad, NM:

1.  Carlsbad Public Library

The Carlsbad Public Library is over 120 years old. The land was given to the town of Eddy by Charles B. Eddy on Nov. 20, 1889 and an original structure was built in 1930.

In 1960, a bond issue was passed for the building of a new complex. Completed in 1960, the library stands today as it was then, allowing for extensive renovations along the way.

That history may have some implications in its current status as “haunted.”

“Staff and patrons at this branch library complain of an entity that throws books and sets off alarms,” according to one website.

Continue reading at Carlsbad Current Argus/ USA Today.

A scary number of people claim to have seen gh…

A scary number of people claim to have seen ghosts:

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The global marketplace surveyed 2,000 people about their favorite spooky fall holiday and found that more than 60 percent of people admit to having seen a ghost in their lifetime.

In addition, more than 40 percent of those surveyed think their pet has seen one too. The research, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Groupon also found one in three people have either lived or stayed in a house they felt was haunted.

These are the Most Haunted Spots in Canada tha…

These are the Most Haunted Spots in Canada that You Must Road Trip to this Fall:

Canada is known for having a deep and super haunted history, so in order to make the most of the next couple months you’ll need to decide which destinations are the most haunted and worth visiting.

Luckily, this list will help do that for you. Happy ghost hunting!

1. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Where: Banff, Alberta

Why it’s haunted: Visitors and staff at the hotel frequently see a ghostly bride walking up and down the hotel’s staircases. A few hotel suites are known to have resident spirits that try their best to make it hard for guests to have a good sleep.

Continue reading at MTL Blog. 

Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes at Historic Shepherdstown…

Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes at Historic Shepherdstown and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018: Evidence of a Consciousness Bridge and a Decline Effect?

Graphical display of Random Event Generator (REG) experiment results captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Historic Shepherdstown and Museum

Random Event Generators (REGs) are statistical devices commonly employed in parapsychology to test mind-matter interactions, specifically microscopic psychokinesis (micro-pk) activity.

  • REGs generate a random walk from a sequence of 200-bit trials per second of binary [0,1] events. [The device flips a coin 200 times per second.]
  • A simple random walk is obtained by cumulating the errors (or normalized errors) from each run. For some purposes, it is convenient to compute the cumulative error squared
  • REGs also display a parabolic boundary at the 95% confidence level.  Hence random walks have a 1 in 20 chance of ending outside parabola bounds

At Princeton University, REGs were used to study global consciousness fields as part of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program spanning nearly three decades.  This global network of REGs is now managed by the Global Consciousness Project (GCP).

The Historic Shepherdstown and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 REG experiment ran continuously over two epochs spanning several hours inclusive of direct radio voice (DRV) communication sessions.  

  • The first epoch commenced 7.43 pm on Aug 11 2018 and lasted approximately 4.5 hours. The REG experiment exhibited random walk trending that was mostly above baseline levels.  Overall the REG experiment delivered a medium Z score (0.962) that was statistically significant at the 17% level (in a one tailed test), suggesting higher than chance levels of psi functioning
  • The second epoch commenced 12.27 am on Aug 12 2018 and lasted approximately 2 hours. The REG experiment exhibited random walk trending that was mostly below baseline levels.  Overall the REG experiment delivered a medium Z score (-0.997) that was statistically significant at the 16% level (in a one tailed test), also possibly suggesting higher than chance levels of psi functioning
  • But was that really the case?  The runs appear to be symmetric (mirror images) with respect to the baseline.  However, the difference in valence (direction) might be attributed to declining levels of group participation and engagement.  The maximum number of participants in the communication sessions peaked during the 11pm – 12am time frame. Apart from the investigation team, most visiting participants had departed by 1 am 
  • The experiments suggest it is important to know the underlying dynamics of group engagement in interpreting REG outcomes.  The significant down trending in the second epoch could have been due to a “decline effect” in psi functioning as engagement gradually dwindled down.  This is not a decline effect in the traditional parapsychological sense of a lowering in effect sizes, but moreso a decline in psi functioning arising from lower engagement

These outcomes lend support for indications of implicit psi during the

Historic Shepherdstown and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018.  They appear consistent with REG experiments elsewhere.  A similar type of decline effect may have appeared in the Lexington Market Ghost Expedition in 2017.  The psi functioning is implicit, working on subliminal or unconscious levels. The conscious focus of participants is on the engagement itself

  • It is not possible to precisely know the sources of psi functioning (or field effects) on the REG, whether it is from post-mortem or living agencies (e.g. experiment participants and/or experimenters themselves).
  • REG results in isolation can’t provide evidence of a haunting. A haunting involves recurring activity experienced in varied physical forms seemingly sourced to post-mortem agencies, appearing to have an affinity for a location or parts of a location
  • Instead REG results may be conservatively interpreted as a consciousness bridge that at least bears close relation to efforts to communicate with post-mortem agencies, the attention given to that communication, and perhaps from the communications themselves
  • The outcomes seen here are not unlike those encountered when REGs are positioned near sporting events, where implicit psi from crowd engagement and attention appears to drive REG trending

The last image is an example of lens flare in infrared light.  The camera is pointed directly at a light source, which in this case is the Microsoft Windows Kinect Structured Light System (SLS).  The SLS emits a grid of infrared laser light, which is also reflecting off the surface of the lens, generating the elliptical shapes

REFERENCES:

Comparison of Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes In Sequential Paranormal Investigations of Haunted Locations. (2016, Jun 4). Maryland Paranormal Research ®

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2017, Oct 8). Ghost Expedition Lexington Market Underground.  Maryland Paranormal Research ®

Nelson, R. (1998). The Global Consciousness Project: How the Measurement Works. Global Mind.

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research. (2010).  Scientific Study of Consciousness-Related Physical Phenomena. Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Psyleron Inc., (2008). Random Event Generators: What is a Random Event Generator?  Psyleron Inc., Consciousness Technologies and Research.

Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes in Baltimore County/Dundalk Historic District Ghost Expedition: Support for a Consciousness Bridge? (2017, Oct 5). Maryland Paranormal Research ®

Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes in Frederick County/Brunswick Heritage Museum Ghost Expedition 2017: Evidence of Psi Functioning? (2017, Oct 20). Maryland Paranormal Research ®

IMAGES:

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2018, Aug 11).

Historic Shepherdstown and Museum: Random Event Generator Experiment at 1943 EST on Aug 11 2018. ©  Maryland Paranormal Research ®. All rights reserved.

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2018, Aug 12).

Historic Shepherdstown and Museum: Random Event Generator Experiment at 0027 EST on Aug 12 2018. ©  Maryland Paranormal Research ®. All rights reserved.

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2018, Aug 11).

Historic Shepherdstown and Museum: Underground Vault. ©  Maryland Paranormal Research ®. All rights reserved. 

60% of Americans Have Seen a Ghost, According …

60% of Americans Have Seen a Ghost, According to Survey: undefined

A scary number of people claim to have seen gh…

A scary number of people claim to have seen ghosts:

The global marketplace surveyed 2,000 people about their favorite spooky fall holiday and found that more than 60 percent of people admit to having seen a ghost in their lifetime.

In addition, more than 40 percent of those surveyed think their pet has seen one too. The research, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Groupon also found one in three people have either lived or stayed in a house they felt was haunted.

Before Starting Spirit Work

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With Samhain approaching, spirit work has become a hot topic in the witchblr community. Samhain is the perfect time to perform divination, spirit work, and ancestor veneration, after all. However, spirit work comes with a few risks, so it’s important to know what you’re doing before attempting to contact unknown spirits.

Spirits are much like humans: there are spirits who are super friendly and won’t mind stopping by for a little chat. Other spirits are skittish and may ignore your requests for conversation even if they are around. And other spirits, upon being contacted by an inexperienced spirit worker, may see you as an easy target and try to frighten or harm you. And some spirits are genuinely dangerous and destructive. When calling out to random spirits, you never know who’ll respond.

To prevent nasty spirits from invading your space, it’s important you ward your space and shield yourself and your loved ones before attempting any kind of spirit work. Study up on how to banish a spirit if things go wrong and something slips past your protections. Never, ever summon a spirit that you can’t confidently banish. Never make promises to a spirit that you don’t know, and don’t rush to make pacts or oaths with any spirit.

While spirit work can be an incredibly rewarding addition to one’s spiritual practice, it can be dangerous at times. Always be careful and cautious, and never rush down this path. Take your time to learn what you’re doing before jumping into the deep end.

World War II’s 10 Weirdest Paranormal Mysterie…

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Military history and haunted history are intimately connected, as Death + High Emotional Intensity = Ghosts. So, would it stand to reason that the greater the conflict, the greater the stories of supernatural occurrences? Matthew L. Swayne, author of Haunted World War II, presents a list of the top ten weirdest tales that help stake the war’s claim as history’s most haunted conflict.

Read the article at Llewellyn Worldwide. 

World War II’s 10 Weirdest Paranormal Mysterie…

Military history and haunted history are intimately connected, as Death + High Emotional Intensity = Ghosts. So, would it stand to reason that the greater the conflict, the greater the stories of supernatural occurrences? Matthew L. Swayne, author of Haunted World War II, presents a list of the top ten weirdest tales that help stake the war’s claim as history’s most haunted conflict.

Read the article at Llewellyn Worldwide. 

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7 Chilling Paranormal Mysteries

Posted on October 16, 2016 by ghostghoul

We’ve all heard ghost stories about creepy things happening to “a friend of a friend” or a distant relative in another city. But what about the stories that are more than just urban legends or anecdotal accounts? What about the stories reported on by reputable sources? Those that make national headlines and involve one or more credible witnesses? Believe it or not, stories like these do exist. And they’re more common than you might think. With than in mind, here are seven paranormal mysteries that will give you chills.

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