Category: hauntings

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PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS: NAVAJO RANGERS – McMenamins UFO FEST ‘16, UFOfest.com

“Ghosts, Skinwalkers, UFOs, Hauntings, Bigfoot & Aliens, Featuring the Phoenix Lights” 

 Presented by Jonathan Dover and Stanley Milford, Jr.

On Day One of the 17th Annual UFO Festival, focusing on the Phoenix Lights sighting of March 1997, we are pleased to host two eyewitnesses, who will tell their perspective of that event as well as others in the region.

Jonathan Dover spent 31 years as a law enforcement officer. He worked in the Arizona Police Department, The National Park Service, Navajo Historic Preservation Department, and the Navajo Nation Rangers. He was trained in Criminal Investigations and was an Archaeological Resource Crimes Investigator. Stanley Milford Jr. currently serves as a Ranger Sergeant with the Navajo Nation Rangers in Window Rock, Arizona. He’s a graduate of the United States Indian Police Academy, and has worked as a law enforcement Ranger for 18 years. 

Dover and Milford together were assigned to officially investigate and document significant cases involving Bigfoot, the Paranormal, Navajo Witchcraft and UFOs.

WWW.UFOFEST.COM 

 Introduction: James Clarkson, UFO Researcher, Author and Lecturer

Video: Orlando Sanchez and Kathleen Nyberg
Edited by Orlando Sanche

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More spooks! Another set of pages from my Our Sheffield project sketchbook. 

Really loved how these charcoal experiments came out. I don’t know about everyone else but I just use a really cheap mega-can of hairspray as a pastel/charcoal fixative so I don’t know how good the good shit is (even in HS [which was the last time before Uni that I studied art] we just used hairspray and then stuck down a soft piece of thin tissue paper to stop contact?), but the impressions across the page were kind of a happy coincidence here?

I like the fact that it gives the book some age and wear. It makes them look softer, and not so fresh. When I had a review with one of my tutors she has the idea that I can actually play with the fact that impressions make things look even more ghostly. She said the fact you can see that slight impression of the lady on the other page is actually kind of spooky, and I agreed. I did some more experimentation with this concept and it wasn’t completely successful just due to time constraints and a push to get a final piece completed, but I still really love these pages and this idea and will probably come back to this in future, especially if I make the Haunted Sheffield Zine like I’m supposed to!

(On that note I did finally, after literally half a year, find some kind of bolt out of the blue in terms of direction for this potential zine. I won’t lie, I have also come up with two other zine ideas in the past couple of days so I’m not sure it’s my number one priority [and I also have like 10 other zine ideas on the backburner too … ughhhhh] but it’s nice to have an actual solid concept for the first time with this project!)

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#CurrentlyReading: The Demonologist by Gerald Daniel Brittle 🕯️🖤

This book takes a closer look at the extraordinary career of Ed and Lorraine Warren – two incredible #paranormal investigators and authors who claimed to have handled over 10,000 cases during their career.

The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research, authored numerous books and have lectures about the paranormal 👻👻

Stories of ghost hauntings they investigated have since been adapted into films, TV series and documentaries including the Amityville Horror and Conjuring films 🎥

What’s your favourite case of theirs?

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This photo of the famous Brown Lady of Raynham Hall was taken by Captain Herburt Provand and his assistant Indre Shira in 1936. The two were working at County Life magazine and reporting on Raynham Hall in England. According to Provand, Shira saw an apparition while setting up camera equipment and Provand took a photo of the stairs where Shira saw the apparition. The photo circulated quickly and became one of the most famous ghost photos of all time. Famed ghost hunter Henry Price claimed that he believed the photo to be genuine, and that the negative showed no evidence of tampering.

Most Haunted Town in the American South:

Monticello has a reputation for being the most haunted small town in the American South. It is home to Indian Mounds and many historic buildings, including the Perkins Opera House (now the Monticello Opera House) and the Monticello Old Jail Museum.

Many of these places have a history that ‘haunts’ the present. Many a superstitious tourist, history buff, or supernatural hobbyist have enjoyed the history and haunts of Monticello.

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PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS: NAVAJO RANGERS – McMenamins UFO FEST ‘16, UFOfest.com

“Ghosts, Skinwalkers, UFOs, Hauntings, Bigfoot & Aliens, Featuring the Phoenix Lights” 

 Presented by Jonathan Dover and Stanley Milford, Jr.

On Day One of the 17th Annual UFO Festival, focusing on the Phoenix Lights sighting of March 1997, we are pleased to host two eyewitnesses, who will tell their perspective of that event as well as others in the region.

Jonathan Dover spent 31 years as a law enforcement officer. He worked in the Arizona Police Department, The National Park Service, Navajo Historic Preservation Department, and the Navajo Nation Rangers. He was trained in Criminal Investigations and was an Archaeological Resource Crimes Investigator. Stanley Milford Jr. currently serves as a Ranger Sergeant with the Navajo Nation Rangers in Window Rock, Arizona. He’s a graduate of the United States Indian Police Academy, and has worked as a law enforcement Ranger for 18 years. 

Dover and Milford together were assigned to officially investigate and document significant cases involving Bigfoot, the Paranormal, Navajo Witchcraft and UFOs.

WWW.UFOFEST.COM 

 Introduction: James Clarkson, UFO Researcher, Author and Lecturer

Video: Orlando Sanchez and Kathleen Nyberg
Edited by Orlando Sanche

Apparition of a Suicide Victim

During the late 1800s there was a paranormal investigative
society known as the Society for Psychical Research, or SPR. This society investigated
over 700 incidents which they compiled into a study. The following case was one
of their most interesting encounters.

According to the case notes, there was once a girl named
Ellen. Ellen was in love with a disreputable young man whom her family did not
approve of. In order to ensure that she would not marry this man, Ellen was
sent to Brighton, which is on the southern coast of England. One night, Ellens
mother and young brother were sitting outside in their garden. All of a sudden
the brother exclaimed “Look mother there is Ellen!” Sure enough Ellen was seen
dressed in black walking at the edge of the garden. The mother told the brother
to go and see what she was doing there, however due to a sprained foot the
brother was unable to run towards her. Instead they called in the house to have
the youngest sister come out and run to her. They wanted to bring Ellen back
before her father saw her and there was an unpleasant scene. The youngest
sister ran across the lawn yelling Ellens name. Ellen did not respond. She
simply continued walking down the pathway away from the house. When the young
girl finally caught up with her sister she asked where she was going. She went
to grab her sisters arm when her hand passed right through her. She ran back to
her mother and told her what she had seen. The next day the family learnt that
Ellen had thrown herself into the sea and drowned at the exact same hour she had
appeared to them in the garden.


Source:The Complete Book of Ghosts by Paul Roland

What are Hobart’s most famous ghost stories?:

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Hobart’s convict history and grand old buildings make for
ripper spooky stories, so it is not surprising ghost tours have popped up
around Hobart’s Battery Point, the Hobart penitentiary, Willow Court Asylum and
nearby Port Arthur Historic Site.

An anonymous questioner asked Curious Hobart about the
city’s most famous ghost stories and haunted houses.

The owner of Ghost Tours of Hobart and Battery Point,
Jacques Imbriotis, is convinced Hobart is one of the most haunted places in
Australia.

“We have a lot of old buildings that are almost as
they were when that person moved on,” he said.

“They’re the boards that they walked when they were
living and they continue to do that when they’re dead.”

So where are the sites of Hobart’s most famous ghost
stories?

Continue reading at ABC News Australia.

What are Hobart’s most famous ghost stories?:

Hobart’s convict history and grand old buildings make for
ripper spooky stories, so it is not surprising ghost tours have popped up
around Hobart’s Battery Point, the Hobart penitentiary, Willow Court Asylum and
nearby Port Arthur Historic Site.

An anonymous questioner asked Curious Hobart about the
city’s most famous ghost stories and haunted houses.

The owner of Ghost Tours of Hobart and Battery Point,
Jacques Imbriotis, is convinced Hobart is one of the most haunted places in
Australia.

“We have a lot of old buildings that are almost as
they were when that person moved on,” he said.

“They’re the boards that they walked when they were
living and they continue to do that when they’re dead.”

So where are the sites of Hobart’s most famous ghost
stories?

Continue reading at ABC News Australia.

Four Haunted National Parks:

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Everglades National Park (Florida)

Everglades National Park is in the southern-most point within the United
States. This park is known for its tropical wetlands and is infested with some
of the most dangerous reptiles (alligators, cottonmouths, coral snakes, and
Burmese pythons), animals (panthers, wild boars, and black bears) and insects
(mosquitoes, kissing bugs, fire ants, and deadly spiders) on the planet. The
Calusa Indians had called these forbidden swamplands home until the Spaniards
arrived in the year 1513. It isn’t just the wildlife, quicksand, and hurricanes
that visitors need to worry about in this park—paranormal activity also
abounds. It should come as no surprise that since the Calusa Indians lived and
died in these swamps, the area is one large, watery grave.

Many people live near the Everglades. In 1969, a
fourteen-year-old boy and his family lived next to the park, and the boy loved
to explore the swamps. One day he stumbled upon an old grave that held the
remains of one of the area’s original inhabitants, a Native American. The
remains had been buried with a gold medallion, and the boy decided to removed
the necklace from the skeleton and take it home with him. Soon after the
medallion entered the home, the family began to suffer from terrifying
nightmares. Then, the once-happy young boy committed suicide by hanging
himself. The family believed that when the boy took the medallion from the
grave, he unleashed a deadly curse. However, instead of returning the medallion
back to its original burial spot, the family sold it. Every person who owned it
after the young boy fell to its curse. It is unknown where the medallion is
today.

Ed Watson was known to his neighbors as Bloody Ed. In
1896, Ed Watson (known to his neighbors as, “Bloody Ed”) moved onto
Chokoloskee Island in the Everglades to start a sugarcane plantation. His
neighbors stayed far away from him, as Watson was not a friendly man. Case in
point: one day, two men were squatting on one of the islands, called Lost Key.
Watson did not own this island, but he still killed the men for trespassing. To
run his sugarcane crop, Watson would find workers, but would only hire people
that were not from that area, and his neighbors noticed that he was going
through employees like a revolving door. One day, some men from Chokoloskee
were in the swamplands doing some work when they discovered a woman’s dead body
floating in the water, and recognized her as one of Watsons employees. The
people in the town believed that Watson was murdering his hired hands so he
didn’t have to pay them. When Watson came into the town for supplies, he was
confronted by the people in the town, who informed him that they knew he was
killing his employees. When Watson tried to defend himself, the vigilantes
pulled out their guns and riddled Watson with bullets; they then took his body
out to Rabbit Key and buried him. The area around the island where Bloody Ed
lived is supposedly haunted by his many victims. It is believed that Ed Watson
himself had actually been possessed by evil spirits and his ghost still haunts
the area.

In 2009, a young man reported that while he and his
family went canoeing through the swamps of the Everglades, he looked into the
shallow, murky, alligator-infested waters and saw a boy around thirteen-years-old
that seemed to be floating under their canoe. When the two boys locked eyes,
the boy in the canoe was terrified—he saw that the whatever he was looking at
under the water had bright red eyes and the look of pure hate. It then swam
away. The young man let out a gasp, which made his mother ask him if he was
alright. He didn’t want to worry everyone, so he said that he thought he saw
something in the water but had been mistaken. A few minutes later, the boy saw
the ghost boy again watching him, but this time on the land behind some trees.
Out of nowhere, a strong wind blew in and knocked his female cousin out of the
canoe and into the water. Thankfully, the young boy was able to pull his cousin
out of the water and back into the canoe. The family quickly paddled to dry
land, where the young girl started claiming her back was hurting her. Lifting
her shirt up the family was shocked to see that the girl’s back was covered in
bruises. Several weeks later the young man became obsessed with finding out who
the evil spirit might be. His research paid off when he discovered that a young
boy drowned decades earlier in the same area that he encountered the ghost. It
has been widely known that for many years the Everglades has been used by
criminals to dispose of their victims bodies and that the chance of any remains
being found in these swamplands is slim to none.

Full article available at Llewellyn Worldwide.