• Thought Seeds

    The End of Doomsday

    Welcome to Doomsday. Back in the 1990’s one of my most popular and often requested lectures was on the topic of Doomsday or “End of the World” scenarios. Obviously, as we inched closer to the year 2000 anxiety was running high. The political and social climate was also a perfect storm for collective nail-biting. Just to bring everyone back to the past, and therefore up to speed on what was happening, allow me to mention The first Gulf War, Koševo, The Rwandan genocide, the LA riots, Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 and Heaven’s Gate, the first World Trade Center bombing, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Chechen wars, Clinton’s impeachment, the world’s first…

  • Ghosts and Hauntings

    Michigan’s Most Haunted Cities 2019

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. — To help citizens enjoy their Halloween season, Paranormal researcher, John E.L. Tenney of WeirdLectures.com has once again identified Michigan’s Top 10 most haunted cities. Citizens who are easily scared or who are fascinated by the paranormal may be wondering where they can find — or hide from — the cities in Michigan where they’re most likely to encounter ghosts and paranormal phenomena. This year’s list is no surprise to those obsessed with the supernatural that Detroit is back at number one. “The top ten cities include places for believers and skeptics, living or otherwise,” says John E.L. Tenney, Tenney is a well-known veteran paranormal researcher, the…

  • Audio,  UFOlogy

    File #733 – U.F.O. (1966)

    In 1966 Producer/Narrator Jack Jenkins released “File #733 UFO”. The record documents encounters with UFO occupants, cults and the United States Air Forces’ response to the phenomena. From the Back Record Cover “This unique recording offers the listener the actual first hand stories of those involved…as told in their own voices. It is a revelation to the uninitiated. Substantiation to the believing buff, and excitingly new information to the skeptic.” – Nick Lacy, “Week End West” A.B.C. Radio What is a U.F.O.? “If you’re looking for a simple answer to this question, you won’t find it in this album. Instead you will hear eye-witnesses claim the UFO’s they’ve seen to…

  • Thought Seeds,  UFOlogy

    Can’t We All Just Take A Ride?

    For whatever reasons conversations of UFOs has once again reached a fevered pitch. This has happened many times over the last 70+ years but since many people alive right now aren’t 70+ years old it seems that they are unaware of the cyclical nature of the phenomena. No matter, here we are again Over the last few decades one thing that has not changed in these conversations are the arguments over who is “right” and who is “wrong” in regards to how the UFO phenomena is going to evolve. Will aliens be revealed as true?Does the government know about UFOs?How long has the “truth” about UFOs been kept from the…

  • Thought Seeds

    Open Every Door

    Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. – Emily Dickenson One of the most wonderful things about researching, investigating and even just having a general fascination with anomalistic, paranormal, UFOlogical, cryptozoological phenomena comes from the fact no one really knows anything. Since the fields are open to speculation and imagination we have the ability, and responsibility, to look at and ponder all of the endless facets of each experience. We can use scientific methods, trace stories through folklore and mythology, experiment wildly, and debate the smallest snow laden footprint, the largest spinning light in the sky and all the raps, bumps and figures in the night.…

  • Thought Seeds

    The State of the Unusual 2019

    Friends, Family, Patrons, Ghost Hunters, Cryptozoologists, Ufologists, Phantologists, Saucerers, Transdimensional Witches, Animated Tin Cans, Robosaurians, Were-Worfs, Rosicrucians, Golden Dawn, Golden Girls, Skeptics, Believers, and Fellow Weirdos. Where we were…are? For those persons living in the past 2018 is approaching but for us it seems to have gone away. 2019 has arrived and it has brought along with it a surge in the sightings of UFO… television shows and new ideas about supernatural phenomena which will, once again most likely, be disregarded by popular paranormal reality shows. Twilight Zone is being rebooted, Unsolved Mysteries is being rebooted, Ghostbusters is being rebooted and the rebooted In Search Of has been booted off…

  • Experiments

    Recording your Dreams: Desychronized Sleep Manifestation

    Disclaimer:This article is written based upon my personal experiments and in this post, I am not going to go into, at any significant length, the problematic science behind the experiment. I am well aware of when Delta brainwaves are at their greatest amplitude and slowest frequency, (1.5 – 4 Hz), that an electric field is not electromagnetic, that crappy cassette decks can handle 12 kHz…etc. etc.This post is about an experiment and how it seems to work and how it works best for me. I still have no great idea as to how it works as it sometimes seems to do. I can only lob this idea into the general…

  • Witchcraft & Magic

    Gundella: Michigan’s Good Witch

    Decades ago when I first started awkwardly hanging around metaphysical conventions, I would often find myself, at some point, retreating to a quiet area in order to read the strange books and pamphlets I had acquired from the event’s participants. At those events, although filled with curiously thinking individuals, I seemed, as a teenage punk with blue hair and a jacket covered in spikes, to feel even stranger and more curious than those who were taking aura photographs, performing energy healings and retelling their encounters with spirits, angels and extraterrestrials.At one of these conventions is where I first met Marion. Though that first meeting’s conversation has been lost to the…

  • Ghosts and Hauntings

    Michigan’s Most Haunted Cities 2018

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. — To help citizens enjoy their Halloween season, Paranormal researcher John E.L. Tenney of WeirdLectures.com has once again identified Michigan’s Top 10 most haunted cities. The 2018 Top 10 Haunted Michigan Cities(2017 rankings in parentheses) Hamtramck (7) Detroit (6) Traverse City (5) Kalamazoo (1) Ann Arbor (8) Troy (2) Flint (3) Mt. Clemens (-) Lansing (4) Novi (-) WeirdLectures.com is dedicated to the cataloging of mysterious places and events that have their home in Michigan. Information is compiled and collected from a vast number of resources, researchers, and writings. Some of the information this year came from over 1100 emails, 100 personal interviews and 50 private investigations.…

  • Ghosts and Hauntings

    The Worst Paranormal Investigators : A Cautionary Tale

    The “paranormal” community, like any other loosely-knit community, has its unique difficulties. One of the biggest obstacles researchers face is information/data which is poorly researched, lazily investigated, and or sometimes outright faked. If something is seen which is unarguably fake it is of the utmost importance that it be exposed. Allowing fakery to continue not only lowers the credibility of everyone in the community but it leads to an obfuscated road, the end of which fades into the distance leading back to itself, a never-ending circle of confusion where progression becomes regression.Allow me an important real-world example Almost seven years ago a new paranormal team showed up on the scene.…