• Do something weird
    Thought Seeds

    It’s Your Move

    Where and how are we supposed to engage with not only the universe but all of its aspects and weirdness? Surrounded by strangeness we are born into a world without, it seems, our personal request. No map is given to us, no rules are handed out by the cosmos. We are taught and shaped by others who have also been given no direction except for the ones they were given by others who had been given no direction except…etc etc. etc. ad infinitum. Yet The Universe is spinning, creating, and rebuilding constantly. In our limited form of understanding, it is showing us how to best interact with it and those…

  • 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.…

  • Thought Seeds

    Weirdo

    I don’t remember the first time I was called a “Weirdo” but that’s probably because I was too busy protecting my body from a flurry of flying fists. Stick and stones may break my bones but names? …well, as a society we’ve actually started to realize that names can hurt you too. Yet, the name “Weirdo” didn’t hurt me. I liked it. I realized that when I was being beaten, tormented and ostracized by people who considered me a “Weirdo,” in my mind it meant that they must not be “Weirdos.” In that moment of realization, I understood that “Weirdos” didn’t beat people up, “Weirdos” didn’t torment people, “Weirdos” didn’t…

  • Experiments,  Ghosts and Hauntings

    Four Old-New Ideas for Paranormal Investigations

    Over the years I’ve watched as some methods and ideas regarding the investigation of “paranormal” phenomena have risen to the top of the list while others have fallen by the wayside. A lot of the techniques employed by ghost hunters have, without a doubt, been inspired by reality television shows. There are endless experiments and methods used in chasing down ghostly phenomena some of them old and forgotten while other are being newly created. For anyone looking for a unique way of approaching investigation here is a brief list of some ideas which I have seen in use over the years but for some reason I rarely see anymore. “The…

  • Old Tyme News,  Witchcraft & Magic

    The St. Louis Witch Murder

    Many people believe that women being murdered for being a “witch” ended once the Salem Witchcraft Trials were over. Unfortunately, it did not and it still goes on around the world to this day. This is only one of those tragic stories. 1911 As the month of May came to a close in 1911 so did the life of Aldina Eisenbarth. Not more than a month earlier had she married Alois Eisnenbarth against the wishes of her friends. Aldina a 63 year-old widow had moved back to St. Louis three years earlier after the death of her husband. She met Alois while doing odd jobs around his house and soon,…

  • TV & Film

    The Q Files – Ultra Q

    No one could have predicted that The X-Files would have become such an ingrained part of our culture. Scary monsters, conspiracies and the evenly-paired duo of Mulder and Scully opened the locked recesses of our imaginations and turned a generation of viewers into “I-Want-To-Believers.” As new as The X-Files seemed, at the time of its original release, one man tried, 27 years earlier, to create a show for which it could be said formed the basis for The X-Files, that show was Ultra Q.Cue Spooky Music In 1966 Japanese television produced Eiji Tsuburaya dreamed of creating an anthology series based around odd events and bizarre monsters; he hoped his creation…

  • Thought Seeds

    The State of the Unusual 2018

    Friends, My Patrons, Cryptozoologists, Ufologists, Phantologists, Ghost hunters, Aliens, Interdimensional Time Travelers, Cattle Mutilators, Illuminati Members, Taco Belluminati Members, Sea Beasts, Relic Humanoids, Relic Pizza Noids and Fellow Weirdos. We are closing in on twenty years into this new century. Eighteen years beyond the predicted horrors of Y2K. Eight years since a dog named Scooby Doo testified, as a witness, in a French murder case. Six years have elapsed since the failed apocalypse of 2012; also let us not forget the failed apocalypses of 2013, 2014, and 2015. It has been and still is, a hard time for many. And great numbers of people still believe doomsday is just around…

  • UFOlogy

    Flying Saucers are real… again

    I’ll try not to be too long-winded about this. I’ll save the in-depth, speculation and exchange for face-to-face encounters so you’ve been warned. I will discuss this with you… should we meet and you ask. Here’s the briefest of recaps just to catch you up. On Saturday, December 16th The New York Times revealed that the United States government had, until very recently, been investigating unidentified aerial phenomena. Along with this admission there was also the release of footage, which is said to be, of an unknown craft taken by members of the U.S. Military. There is a growing cast of characters involved including a former Senator, a well-known musician…

  • Shut up
    Conspiracies,  Thought Seeds

    Conspiracies – Shut your mouth for a minute

    Almost two decades ago I decided to take the leap into politics and run for Mayor of my hometown. I had made an earlier effort at the age of eighteen but that attempt was driven more by the energy of youth than an actual hope that I could affect change in my community. The year of my second and more serious attempt was 2000. As a person who was well-known through my community because of my lectures on paranormal/occult phenomena and conspiracy theories the campaign was sometimes a bit hyperbolic in nature. Alas, when the final votes had been counted I was not elected and I returned to my “normal”…

  • halloween love
    Witchcraft & Magic

    Old Time Halloween Games for Finding a Lover

    Halloween is, of course, filled with bats, spiders and ghosts but it’s also filled with opportunity to find love. Most Halloween parties, of the more turn-of-the-century variety, were simply excuses for men to touch women’s arms or for women to fondle a man’s mustache, how profane. These aspects of the Halloween season have been mostly forgotten, cast aside for plastic skulls and styrofoam gravestone but “no more”, I say. Let Halloween be returned to the lovers …or those who are destined to walk the dark roads of loneliness for eternity. Let the games begin It is said that before you go to bed you should dampen the sleeve of a…