Alien Warning - The Day the Earth Stood Still

Taking a slight detour from our usual "ghostly" fare, I wanted to report on the new movie titled The Day the Earth Stood Still - featuring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, Jennifer Connelly as Dr. Helen Benson, and Kathy Bates as Regina Jackson.

The Day The Earth Stood Still - All It's Cracked Up to Be?

If this new movie is any indication, 2009 may turn out to be the year that movies made from fiction become popular, especially if the hit movie Twilight is any indication. This new movie with Keanu Reeves, in particular, is based on the 1951 hit movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise.

That 92 minute film mesmerized audiences as Klaatu, an alien on a peace mission to earth, and Gort, his robot, land in Washington in order to alert the world of impending doom. This theme is not only reminiscent of this 1950's sci-fi film, but it is also a reflection of the many themes you can find throughout Ufology and the many abduction stories you'll find throughout the literature. There are always aliens coming to alert the earth of impending doom - doom from nuclear holocaust, but more recently abductees report in stories and novels (and sometimes under hypnosis) that the warnings are about our environmental crisis and things like global warming.


Real Guardian Angels - Are They Just Ghosts?

Whenever I read stories about encounters with angels, alien abductions, and nightly visits by shadow people or demons, I'm always struck by the obvious parallels between angel encounters, and encounters with other entities. As time goes on, I'm starting to appreciate the extreme psychological nature of these events. The problem, of course, is the fact that the psychological aspect only explains that people are misinterpreting things. The fact remains that physical and anecdotal evidence proves something very real, and sometimes very disturbing, is taking place. The question is - what is it?

Encounters with Guardian Angels

This week we're going to focus on a unique aspect of experiences with guardian angels, because so few websites out there cover this material from a paranormal investigator's standpoint. Unfortunately, on the flip side, most investigators also ignore the alien abduction phenomenon and encounters with angels. But that only makes sense, because they are concerned primarily with those experiences that more closely match what they believe these entities are - ghosts. Unfortunately, that leaves too many other experiences, like those with angels, unexplored.

So, in order to fill the gap, I'm going to cover three impressive stories that I found from readers who reported their own experience on the Internet. Most of the angel-based websites take the religious angle when covering these stories - but from a unique "paranormal scientist" standpoint, your can to review these stories with a whole new perspective. As you read these stories, look for clues regarding the characteristics of these entities that could tell us more about who or what they are. Let's get started.


Demons and Haunted Houses

Ghost hunters around the world investigate cases that involve what appear to be real ghosts, hoaxed phenomenon, and also misunderstood circumstances or events. Unfortunately, it's very difficult for ghost hunters to remain on the fence regarding the reality of the spiritual realm. Some investigators see so much overwhelming evidence that they start to believe every little creaky staircase is a ghost. On the flip side, other investigators come across so much silliness that they get hardened to even those cases where authentic phenomena shows it's face. How do you proceed with both skepticism and an open mind?

Research the cases where the evidence calls into question everything you've come to base your reality on.

Examine Only Cases of Real Hauntings With Excellent Evidence

"Hauntings" are those cases where objects, the environment, or even people themselves start to become manipulated by unseen forces. It's the most difficult predicament for a scientist, because there are so many unknowns. It's a black box with something inside, and you need to determine what that "something" is without touching, smelling, nudging, or otherwise manipulating the box. That's the difficulty every scientist faces within the paranormal field. This is why you need to dive into the thickest, ugliest, and most difficult cases of paranormal activity. That's why, this week, I'll be examining cases of possession and it's place within the environment of a haunted home.


Is My Haunting a Real Ghost or a Demon?

One of the questions that I often come across when reading through the accounts of homeowners who are afflicted with real ghosts and paranormal phenomenon in their home is this - is my haunting a real ghost or a demon? Are these unseen forces that making knocking noises and move objects nothing more than docile ghosts, or are they deceitful demons? The answer to that question is made all the more elusive by the fact that it's an unanswerable question.

Determine if Your Haunting is a Real Ghost or a Demon

Determining whether your home is being troubled by a harmless ghost or a demonic force is like determining what pixie dust is made of. Being honest with yourself, you have no choice but to accept that not only are the forces invisible, but so is the source of those forces. The only thing you have to go on is the evidence of what's in front of you, and the historic patterns of those who've experienced the same thing before you. If you ignore your own religious inclinations to believe either way, then the pattern of that history will show you how to make that determination. What history is this? It's simple - the history of demonic possession, and the patterns discovered by ghost hunters. This is part one of a two-part series. This first part will cover two cases of haunted locations that involved occult activities.


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NY-SPI Is Like Ghost Hunters for UFO Phenomenon

This is good news, if you like the ghost hunters of the Sci Fi channel, the New York Strange Phenomena Investigations (NY-SPI) are releasing a "director's cut" version that allegedly has "never-before-shown scenes so shocking, the other channel was unwilling to broadcast them."

Shocking Paranormal Phenomenon Like on Ghost Hunters?

According to a press release issued to researchers and investigators, these original UFO Hunters of the Sci Fi channel were forced to go to Investigation Discovery (ID) because the "other channel," obviously a reference to the Sci Fi channel, wouldn't release the episode.

It isn't clear exactly how the program has been "uniquely modified," for ID, but according to the release the new take has footage shocking enough that the other channel turned it down. Now, in this day and age of television, with Sci Fi showing plenty of shocking footage on Ghost Hunters, or A&E providing a lot of spooky moments on Paranormal State, it's hard to believe that anything could be so shocking in the field of the paranormal, whether it's ghosts or UFOs. This episode of NY-SPI INVESTIGATES is going to be broadcast Saturday, December 13 at 10 PM EST, so if you get Investigation Discovery, please review the episode and report back here via comment or email what you thought of it.

What is NY-SPI and Information Discovery?

I'm a huge fan of Ghost Hunters and Paranormal State. While I like Paranormal State because of how open-minded Ryan, the Director, can be in his investigations, I like Ghost Hunters just a little more because they are more scientific than Paranormal State. For one thing, they'd never use a psychic to "sense" whether there's a presence. While I believe in the reality of psychic ability, there's no evidence of it's strength or ability in sensing ghosts, aliens, or other paranormal activity. It makes no sense to use a tool that you don't understand in order to investigate a phenomenon that you don't understand.

This is why I like NY-SPI. Yes, they're dealing with those goofy-looking aliens and the UFO phenomenon, but most researchers and investigators of paranormal phenomenon are starting to recognize that the two experiences are extremely similar. And as far as "strange phenomenon" goes - an alien abduction experience is extremely similar to many scary demonic entity experiences.

NY-SPI is one of those special investigative teams that assumes nothing. They make the best use of science to investigate what they call "otherworldly experiences." While they may be talking about other physical worlds, ghost hunters around the world recognize that sometimes "otherworldly" has a whole other meaning. NY-SPI was co-founded by Oliver Kemenczky and Ted Davis, and in this particular episode, they bring along researcher/investigator Dennis Anderson.

What's Investigation Discovery (ID)?

For investigators who appreciate good, solid science in every investigation, July DVD Sale ID is a very good sign of the times. Investigation Discovery is a Discovery network that, according to its website, is "focused on fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition."

Given the condition that so much non fact-based investigation has created for the field of UFO hunting and ghost hunting, such a network channel is a very good sign for the future of paranormal investigations. Media, such as Twilight, the movie, are encouraging a greater public interest in things that are paranormal and supernatural. Episodes on television, based on using science in an appropriate way, to uncover the secrets behind all of this strange phenomenon that surrounds us in this world of ours, will encourage future generations of ghost hunters and UFO hunters to take the same approach. It will encourage kids to do well in science so that, one day, they might be the one to make that breakthrough that explains the secrets of the unseen world around us.


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