Showing posts with label Paranormal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paranormal. Show all posts

19 February 2013

Cover Reveal: The Witch Hunter

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Today, we’re hosting our first cover reveal ever! And, we are starting in a big way as our first one is for a book that has got bite and all... Yep, it is a cover reveal for none other than The Witch Hunter itself.

The Witch Hunter is the first book in a new paranormal romance series by author Nicole R. Taylor.

Take a look at the gorgeous cover and let us know what you think...

By the way, while you're here, do feel free to find out more about the book and its author.

Enjoy!

Loup Dargent






About The Witch Hunter
I was born into the world covered in blood, and that's exactly the way I left it.

Ever since, I have been damned to walk the boundary between life and death alone. Unwillingly turned and left to my nightmare, I have seen men commit countless horrors and committed many of my own.


My origins shall remain unknown, my true self hidden. I have been called by many names, but in this life I am known as the Witch Hunter. I have been asleep these past 150 years, until I was awoken by a haunting call


13 February 2013

The K. B. Lever's Immortal Companion Tour 2013 Hosted at LoupDargent.info Today!

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Nope, you are not dreaming... Author K. B. Lever has agreed to stop by during  her current, and busy, tour of the Blogosphere to promote her books here, in the (relative) comfort of our TARDIS-like virtual office, on the 13 February 2013.... which is...yep... today!


(That also makes LoupDargent.info one of her Immortal Companion Tour 2013's official hosts... cool  isn't it?)


Enjoy!


Loup Dargent


PS: We've even opened a virtual coffee/tea area especially for the occasion, but you'll have to get your own teas or coffees though (I'm nobody's tea boy! Jeeez!)...





Author K. B. Lever in Her Own Words



I grew up in Simpsonville, South Carolina and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of twelve. Until then, my life simply revolved around softball, writing, and cheering on the N.C. State Wolfpack by my father’s side.

A true desire to write began once I reached my high school years. Poems and Short stories filled my notebooks for Science, History, and Math. But by graduation, a second passion would prove to be far too great for me to ignore – the desire to help people.


My career path led me into the field of emergency services. I became a professional firefighter, which after a few years led to the promotion of Fire Lieutenant.


Concurrently, I expanded my studies to become an Emergency Medical Technician. I have since resigned from the fire department and chose to advance my career in the medical field to become a Paramedic Crew Chief. It has thus far been a rewarding career that has brought me a life full of happiness, constant rewards, and getting to help the public in a most drastic time of need.



After the birth of Ava, my daughter, I decided that I needed to write her story. For the first time in years, I picked up a pen and began writing. It was a small, leather bound journal that allowed me to write all of her accomplishments, life experiences, and memories that wouldn’t be able to fit into a baby album. It unknowingly lit a fire within me that I wouldn’t be able to shake.

30 January 2013

Giveaway Time: Join Us For The Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard Cosmic Blast!

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On Friday 1st February, between 12:01am & 10am EST (5.01 am to 3.00 pm GMT), bestselling author, Lars Guignard is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card & 5 kindle ebook copies, here at LoupDargent.info to some of our lucky readers. 
Fill out the form in this post to enter! 
Open to anyone that can receive an Amazon.com Gift Card (Int.) 
Good luck to you all!  
Loup Dargent



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28 January 2013

Legendary Creatures - Real Or Imagined?

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Over the years the world has heard numerous tales of mythical creatures living amongst us. The animals concerned have become the stuff of legends and some people have even claimed to possess photographic or video evidence of their existence. It is all very exciting to believe that these amazing characters are out there waiting to be captured but is it likely that any of them actually exist?

31 December 2012

Bright Lights in the Sky

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By: Marcus T. Anthony

Some people ask me how I got interested in knowledge that might be considered "alternative" in some circles. Here is a little story about an extraordinary experience that certainly helped me along my way! So here goes my story, and 100% true.

In 1996 I was living in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, a small coastal town. One day I was walking along the street downtown, and I saw a sign which read: "Psychic readings, $10". I had never had a psychic reading up till that time, and curiosity got the better of me. So I went inside and met a woman named Leslie who gave me a "reading." The reading itself was nothing particularly special. But what followed certainly was.

29 December 2012

Project Montauk: The Time Travel Chronicles

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By: Bill Knell

It was during my first visit to the historic Montauk Lighthouse that I noticed the huge radar dish which immediately identifies the base. I must have been about eight years old and remember asking my parents about the monstrous structure. My father said it was part of a system to detect incoming enemy aircraft or missiles. As a retired Air Force Officer, he would know about that. However, I’m certain that he had no idea what future (or past) events would give that base such an infamous reputation.

The One About Dr Michael Wolf And The Gateway Treatment To Summon Aliens

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It’s impossible to define or even try and explain the late Dr. Michael Wolf. I knew this less than five minutes after I first spoke with him on the phone over twenty years ago. If I had to define Wolf in one statement, I would say that he was one of the most well-connected U.S. Government Insiders that I ever met.


My association with Wolf began after my friend and fellow paranormal researcher, Dick Criswell, told me about him and offered an introduction by phone in the late 1980s. Although I was initially skeptical of Wolf’s claims regarding UFOs and his government insider status, those concerns vanished after our first conversation. I found him to be intelligent, knowledgeable and easily able to answer most any question that I threw his way.

1 February 2012

Visit the Most Haunted Pub in England and Many More…

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The Golden Fleece Inn in York, England
Image via Wikipedia
One of the great attractions of visiting York is the change to see some of the many historical pubs in the city. They provide a fascinating experience for those interested in York's rich and varied past, as well as being ideal places for a relaxing and enjoyable drink or meal. In some of them, there could be a surprise in store for visitors, in the form of ghostly presences from history.

14 December 2011

5 Tips to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse in the Office

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So there you were, sat at work typing away when suddenly the radio on in the background cut from regular programming to emergency news bulletins talking of widespread panic. Reports began with the realistic explanations and understandings only science knows; cannibalism and mass murder, but soon progressed as severed corpses rose from the dead and the infection spread. The emergency broadcast system went into overdrive, warning people to barricade and secure whatever building they were in and UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES leave into the outside world. Sadly nothing could stop it, not the government or the military, and now the human race is doomed from what appears to be the Zombie apocalypse.

You might have suddenly realised that with no fuel being sourced and no upkeep to the electricity grid technology will soon be redundant, so you’ve all ran to the nearest computer in the office. You’ve also been sensible from your survival instincts, and instead of updating your Facebook status you’ve decided to use the last bit of juice from the power supplies to Google search what the hell you need to do to survive this nightmare.

Congratulations if you’ve found this page, either the SEO gods have been kind or you’ve searched the right term. Good thing at least one person thought ahead, yes? Everyone laughed when that poor Leicester citizen questioned the council about their zombie emergency procedures, in hindsight you probably should have listened.

I’ll stop talking and cut to the chase, there’s a rumour in the west that Google’s servers only have 3 days left maximum so time is scarce. Here are some tips to survive the zombie apocalypse, mentally and physically…

BE THANKFUL YOU’RE ALIVE!
Okay, so the zombie apocalypse wasn’t convenient to begin with, and now you have to spend it stuck at work? It may sound annoying, but at least you’re not one of “them” and you still have your limbs intact. Your home console, widescreen TV, comfy sofa and coffee machine won’t save you now, get with the times and convert any redundant electrical gadgets into functional tools for the situation.

RAID THE STAFF ROOM AND PLAN FOOD RESOURCES!
You know that guy in HR who always leaves his food laying around and everyone is constantly moaning about? Well turn around to him now, say sorry and make your peace because he’s just boosted your rations and possibly saved everyone’s lives. A food and ration plan is in order as you need to keep eating for as long as possible. Eventually the inevitable will happen and you will run out of food, but you can cross that bridge when it arrives after gathering some knowledge on the situation (see next tip).

ASSESS THE SITUATION!
There are no media resources available and no scientific researches being carried out anymore. No one is going to tell what you’re dealing with and how to deal with it, so keep an eye on things outside, whether it’s from the window or the roof. Do the walking dead have patterns or routines? Do they react or become distracted by anything? From here you can collectively assess a map of the area you are locked down in for the nearest resources and supplies like grocery stores, vehicles and weapons and figure out the best plan of action when leaving becomes essential to survival.

BUILD YOUR WEAPON ARSENAL!
While there is still time look around and see what limited items are available for your weapon arsenal. You’ve been making fun out of all the geeks on the internet with too much time on their hands for years, now it’s time to accept them as your lords and saviours. Google search terms like “turning smart phone into a weapon” or “building an armour suit out of desktop PCs” to get the best out of dead technology. Do you have any long objects like desk wiring cases or those sticks with the hook on the end that open high up windows? Get them and attach any pointy/stabby/dangerous object you can find at the end. The more distance between you and one of “them”, the less chance you have of becoming a meaty snack. You might be in an office with a production line or warehouse area located in the building too. If so go there now, they’re a gold mine for dangerous and heavy machinery tools.

AND FINALLY, KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT!
Everyone says work should be mentally stimulating and employees should have a self-sense of company value.  Even if you had the most boring, mundane, repetitive job in the world before the zombie apocalypse, you are now part of one company and one business worldwide, all equal from within to play an important role in the survival of the human race. Embrace it like a promotion and take pride in your work. And of course by work I mean killing off the living dead content with eating you and your co-workers…

Good Luck!


About Today's Contributor:
When Donald Parfew wrote this article, he was a space designer for used office furniture supplier LAMoffice. Right now as you read this he’s probably sniping zombies from a roof and leading a counter revolution against the living dead. One day in the near future you may hear of the mysterious legend of Donald, and how he gave the human race a ray of hope for survival…

6 December 2011

Top Five Ancient Greek Monsters

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Ancient Greece is well known for its colourful mythology, but perhaps the most fantastic of its creations are its monsters. Usually requiring a god or hero to defeat them (or sometimes both), the legends of these incredible beasts have stood the test of time and still permeate popular culture today. But which are the most enduring of ancient Greece's monsters? Read on to find out (just don't forget to bring a ball of string with you).

12 March 2011

The One About The Ghosts Of The Eastern Flight 401

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Eastern Airlines Flight 401Image via Wikipedia

Do not attempt to adjust your monitor for we are controlling what you see. In front of you lies a door. You unlock the door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound. A dimension of sight. A dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into... The LoupDargent.com Zone.

Ah come on, now...  I had to do it.
It was impossible for me to resist the temptation after reading what Bill Knell - our Guest Writer for today, had in store for us this time.

He's brought us a ghost story, but not just any ghost story...
This is modern ghost story that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat (especially if you're in a plane while reading it).

Enjoy...

Loup Dargent





Haunted Skies: Ghosts Of The Eastern 401 Disaster
Bill Knell

My experience with the story of Eastern Flight 401 began early
in 1973. I flew from Tampa, Florida, to New York City and back
several times that year. Most of my close relatives lived in the
New York City area. During school breaks, I took the opportunity
to combine visits with them with opportunities to attend various
paranormal seminars scheduled for that year.

At sixteen, I was an experienced traveler and made most of my
own airline reservations and arrangements. I hated crowds and
loved red eye flights. Traveling at odd hours was no big deal
for me. During the middle of Summer Break 1973, I was aboard a
Sunday afternoon EAL flight that seemed almost empty. In those
days there were always more flight attendants than needed on the
off peak hours flights. The younger, less experienced crew
members tended to hob knob with passengers. That's how I met
Susan. (I am being polite: Flight Attendants were called
Stewardesses if they were women and Stewards if they were men in
those days)

Her attention was drawn to a book I was reading about Flying
Saucers. Like most of the flight attendants that I met during
the 1970s, Susan was from the South. She seemed about twenty
years old and had a pleasant personality. We talked on and off
as her free time allowed. I had enough time in the air to know
that there were several topics that you never brought up on a
plane. These included UFOs and Airline Crashes, but both
subjects came up anyway.

Susan was obviously well read on the UFO subject. Like me, she
had relatives in the Air Force. She also knew people that had
personally seen UFOs while on commercial flights. Most were not
spectacular sightings, but strange enough to cause concern. What
really got her started were some of the ghost stories I told. It
turned out that hers was much better than mine.

I didn't know much about the Flight 401 Air Disaster except
that it involved an Eastern Airlines Passenger Jet which went
down in the Florida Everglades about six months before.
Personally, I was more concerned about airline hijackers in
those days than crashes. Susan asked if I had heard any of the
stories about ghosts from that flight appearing to people. I
hadn't. Before she could utter another word, a male flight
attendant walking by grabbed her by the arm. Both vanished into
the First Class section.

After a few minutes the male flight attendant reappeared.
Although he worked in First Class, he came up to my seat and
asked how I was doing? I said I was fine and didn't need
anything. He introduced himself as Bobby and asked if I wanted
to move up to First Class. I accepted the invitation. While
walking through the curtain that separated the sections, Susan
whizzed by me with just a quick smile and stuffed some folded
mimeographed papers into my hand. I shoved them into my pocket.

The five folded pages that Susan stuffed into my hand looked
like some kind of insider's newsletter. Something a Flight
Attendant had put together for other Flight Attendants. It made
reference to the 401 crash and how that some flight crews were
seeing ghosts from the 401 crash. The pages were badly worn and
had obviously been passed around and handled a lot. Although
names and specifics were left out, it was obvious that this was
a how-to sheet for crew members that wanted to avoid being on
planes known for the 401 ghost appearances.

After we landed, I told Bobby that I left something in my seat
back in coach. Before he could say anything, I headed back to
speak to Susan. She was putting away pillows, so I thanked her
for being so nice, pulled the mimeographed sheets out of my
pocket and asked her, "Did you see any of the ghosts?" She
looked down and thanked me for flying Eastern. Cold! I felt as
if I had been dumped by a prom date! I mean, it wasn't like I
expected her to give me her telephone number. I just wanted to
talk Airline spooks.

While in New York, I went to a library and looked up more
information about the crash. It seems that the whole thing began
when Flight 401 left Tampa for New York on December 29, 1972.
The flight crew was Pilot Bob Loft, First Officer Albert
Stockstill and Flight Engineer Don Repo. On the return leg to
Miami, a problem developed. While on approach to Miami
International at 11:30pm, a landing gear light failed to come
on. As a result, the crew attempted to be sure the gear was
down.

While trying to remedy the landing gear light issue, it's
likely that someone bumped the aircraft control column and
deactivated the auto pilot. This caused a slow decent that
wasn't noticed by the flight crew until it was too late. Loft
and Stockstill perished in the cockpit, although Loft hung on
for a while after the crash. Stockstill was thirty-nine and Loft
was fifty-five years old. Don Repo, fifty-one years old,
initially survived the crash and died a day later in the
hospital. In the end, ninety-six of one hundred and sixty-three
passengers died.

Two weeks later I flew back to Tampa, Florida. I wondered if it
had been sheer luck that caused me to learn about the 401 ghost
stories on a flight from Tampa and to New York. Maybe, but I
wasn't lucky enough to end up on a flight with Susan again. My
off peak flight took off on a late Sunday afternoon with a
completely different crew. There were maybe thirty people on
board and we ended up with an experienced Flight Attendant. She
was kind of bossy, so I sat and read quietly.

At some point, I took out the folded pages that Susan gave me.
I tucked them into a notebook I purchased at the airport and had
been trying to decode the worn mimeo sheets for days. It proved
difficult and was very frustrating, but I thought I would use
the flight time back to Florida to try again. While I was using
a magnifying glass to try and make out the words and letters, a
member of the flight crew passed by. It was the First Officer
headed to the back of the aircraft.

I probably wouldn't have noticed him, but he stopped at my seat
and looked at the sheets. He asked, "Pardon me, did someone on
this flight or at the airport give that to you?" I told him no
and made the mistake of saying that I found it in one of the
magazines on board. I didn't want to get Susan in trouble. He
reached over and grabbed it out of my hands saying it was a
scandal sheet passed around by ill-informed employees.

I had no way of knowing that I was flying Eastern at a time
when the Flight 401 ghost sightings were at their high point.
The sightings began in January of 1973 and continued in earnest
until the summer of 1974. These events were exposed to the world
Fuller is one of my favorite authors. His book, Interrupted
Journey chronicled the famous Betty and Barney Hill UFO
Abduction Case and there were others like Incident at Exeter
that I enjoyed as well.

Fuller's book came out a couple of years after the ghost
sightings ended. His wife, Elizabeth, was an Eastern Flight
Attendant that helped him get the goods on the 401 ghost
sightings. Her book, My Search for the Ghost of Flight 401, was
just as good as his and I read both with equal enthusiasm.
Anyone interested the paranormal should dig up copies of these
and read them cover to cover.


The film, The Ghost of Flight 401, starred Ernest Borgnine and
was a part of a one-two punch delivered by Hollywood. The second
was the release of Crash, another film about the 401 disaster.
This one starred William Shatner. Both films were shown on
Broadcast Television in the USA and released in theaters in some
other Countries. All told, the films were well received and
probably gave Frank Borman more sleepless nights than the ghosts
themselves.

In The Ghost of Flight 401, the ghosts appear as any human
would. For example, during a 1973 flight from Newark to Miami, A
Flight Attendant was doing a head count when she noticed a man
in an Eastern Airlines Pilot uniform seated with the passengers.
He refused to acknowledge her, so she contacted the flight crew.
The Captain of that flight came back to see what was going on
and recognized the man as Bob Loft. He cried out, "Oh my God,
that's Bob Loft!" At that point Loft vanished. Everyone present
saw it happen.

During a 1974 flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Newark, NJ,
the Pilot sees Don Repo sitting in the Flight Engineer's seat.
Repo says, "There will never be another crash of an L-1011, we
will not allow it." Repo vanishes after speaking. During another
sighting, Repo appeared to a Flight Crew member and said he had
completed the preflight check.

On another occasion, a Flight Attendant saw a man in a Flight
Engineer uniform fixing a microwave oven. Thinking nothing of
it, she went about her business. Later she asked the Flight
Engineer what was wrong with the microwave. He had no idea what
she was talking about. Repo also appeared several times in the
Hell Hole (electronics room) beneath the cockpit after crew
members heard knocking in that area and went to investigate.

While boarding a flight that would take him from JFK in New
York to Miami International in 1973, a Vice President of Eastern
Airlines entered the First Class Cabin and saw an Eastern Pilot
sitting there. When he got close enough to see his face, it was
Bob Loft. Loft vanished before his eyes. Loft was seen by a
number of flight crews and spoke occasionally warning about
problems or potential problems on board an aircraft.

There were some other types of appearances as well. Flight
Attendant Faye Merryweather saw the face of Don Repo staring at
her from an oven in the galley of Tri-Star 318. The galley was
salvaged from the wreckage of 401. Merryweather summoned two
other Flight Attendants. One was a friend of Repo and recognized
his face. Repo spoke and said, "Watch out for fire on this
airplane." The airliner ended up having engine trouble a short
time later on route to Acapulco. After landing, the rest of its
flight was cancelled.

And it wasn't just flight crews that saw the deceased crew
members.

Several Marriott Food Service workers saw a Flight Engineer
vanish in the galley of an airliner being stocked for the next
flight and refused to continue their work. That flight was
delayed for over an hour. Airline cleaners and mechanics began
to find reasons to avoid working on or in Ship #318 where most
of the sightings took place. Some believe that's because parts
were salvaged from the aircraft involved in the 401 crash and
transplanted into #318. It's as good as explanation as any.

Although the details remain sketchy and there's a great deal of
disagreement about it, the end of the ghost sightings may have
had something to do with a psychic intervention of sorts. It's
been reported that one or more people who knew Loft and Repo
managed to contact them through the help of a psychic medium who
persuaded them to move on. The ghost sightings ended about a
year and a half after the crash.

A haunting of this intensity and frequency reveals how woefully
inadequate our attempts to understand or investigate the
paranormal have been. This is especially true of those who do
not care to acknowledge paranormal events in the first place.
Rather than believe their own people, Eastern chose to ignore
the ghost reports and recommend mental health evaluations and
treatment for those who saw them. If the ghosts that appeared
after the 401 crash have taught us anything, I would hope it is
that simply ignoring paranormal events will not make them vanish
into thin air. 


In-flight safety demonstration on board a Luft...Image via Wikipedia



About The Author: 
Read more true stories from Bill Knell about the Unexplained, 
order paranormal DVDs and experience the unexplained at www.UFOguy.com

5 March 2011

Is Astral Travel Really Possible?

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 PD - artwork. Illustration from Chinese book o...Image via Wikipedia

 In this post, Al Perhacs, our Guest Writer for today, is  taking us to another plane... the astral one.

Apparently, sometime in the last century, a few decades ago, both the CIA and the KGB were actually quite interested in astral travel and out-of-body experience. So, if it was good enough for those shadowy organisations, it's definitely good enough for LoupDargent.com..... 

Not that we would dream of using it for the same purpose than them  though.  We've got principles.

Anyway, let's relax and listen to Al  telling us all about astral projecting....

Enjoy

Loup Dargent

PS: By the way, we've also added, as a bonus, two music videos to help you relax and all...  (They're both from our good friend, Canadian singer 
/songwriter, Marcomé, so you're in for a treat.)






 Is Astral Projecting or Travel Really Possible?
Al Perhacs

Have you ever watched science fiction movies direct from
Hollywood, especially some of those in the Star Wars genre? To
give you a general plot idea, it is not out of context to say
that 11 out of 12 such flicks show astral projection. The lead
actor fights the bad guys in space, in a three dimensional
projection armed with cool gadgets, moving across the universe
in a fraction of seconds.

It is exhilarating to fantasize about astral projection. Now if
you have no general scientific idea what astral projection is
all about, then let me build up your knowledge about this term
and the aura revolving around it.

Astral projection or travel, is this common?

It is quite likely that you dream, in fact nearly everybody
across the globe dreams when sleeping. Note this is not touching
on those who daydream; that's different.

In order to explain the mechanism behind dreaming, here is a
basic definition. In a nutshell, this is feeling an out of the
body experience. It may sound mystic to the ear, but it is a
likely fact which people around the world have felt and
acknowledged at some level.

How can we confirm it or feel it?

When we sleep, our physical body goes to sleep, but our mind
works continuously. This is primarily the reason why we dream
about the facts and experience which have not felt as yet. So in
other words astral projection is the extension of our dream like
state, but the only difference being is that we can control it
and do it whenever we want. This cannot be termed as the sleepy
state completely, although the feeling is that of sleep.

Is Astral Projection Possible or a Myth?

Astral projection is to large extent a proved theory. Even
religious literature of all sorts puts the seal on this
technique.

In the past this type of therapy was used to cure psychological
ailments. Then unfortunately, it lost touch in a world focused
on drugs for curing every ailment.

We all possess an aura as per our inner personality. This aura
separates us and the astral world.

Astral projection is the dimension ahead of the material
dimension; that is our physical body and environment etc. People
who undergo this describe it as the time of different
perspective. They can even see their own body because in astral
projection there is no boundary on vision.

One can see up and down, right and left, front and back at the
same instant. In case you are interested in this topic, you can
consult specialists in this field. Incidentally many of them
hold the workshop for the people who want to go through astral
projection at a nominal fee.

 
How this can be done?

To start with this procedure, one has to undergo the training
course under the direct supervision of a specialist or
professional. Some spiritual centers provide study materials in
order to read about the procedure and then give it a try, too.
And there are ebooks that are freely available on the internet
to help you set off on this wonderful journey.


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19 February 2011

Faeries, Aliens and Otherworlds - Keys to Parallel Worlds and Multidimensions?

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A fairy offering wishes, illustration by John ...Image via Wikipedia



Larry Christopher, our Guest Writer for today's post, is taking us back to a topic we've previously touched with our "Are Aliens and Demons One And The Same?" article last year, but, this time, fairies are being thrown in as well...
 

Talking about fairies, I remember having read many years ago that some of those Men in Black, that so many people believe only appeared since the 1940s, could actually have been some of the "fairies" sighted many centuries ago (well, the original ones anyway).

[Of course, in those days, people had never heard of aliens (or visitors from parallel universes or, even, time travelers) and had to refer to things they've heard about when confronted to "out of this world" experiences...]

But, that's another story... 
So, I'll now give the floor to Larry for today's one.

Enjoy...

Loup Dargent


Study for The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania by...Image via Wikipedia


Faeries, Aliens & Otherworlds - Keys to Parallel Worlds and Multidimensions?
Larry Christopher


 Tales of Otherworlds are almost universal in folklore and myth.
There is not space to recount all of them, but today there has
been a renewed interest in tales from the British Isles and
Scandinavia, specifically those related to faeries, elves and
other such Otherworldly creatures.

An interesting question to consider is whether these ancient
tales were perhaps references to what modern philosophers and
quantum physicists now call multidimensions, parallel worlds or
possible worlds. These are all terms for the theory that reality
is made of many dimensions, not all of them conforming to the
same laws, especially in terms of time.

Faerie stories from the British Isles are of particular
interest here, because they often specifically refer to the
distortion of time that occurs when mortals interact with
denizens of faerie. One of the most popular stories, from
Ireland, is that of Oisin, a young man who falls in love with a
faery woman, Niamh, and follows her to Tir Na Nog, the Land of
Eternal Youth. Tir Na Nog is a fascinating topic of its own, as
it is a place where time as we know it does not exist. Oisin, of
course, is mortal, but has the choice of remaining in Tir Na Nog
where he would become immune to the passage of time. As often
occurs in such tales, he makes the mistake of returning to his
native land, where he finds that hundreds of years have passed
and everyone he knew are long dead.

Stories from other lands have similar themes. The Welsh version
of Tir Na Nog is Annwn, which is featured in the Mabinogion
collection of stories. The Norse have Valhalla, though this is
less a parallel world and more like the Christian heaven, as it
is a place where mortals go after dying a heroic death.

Yet another, more modern, version of time distortion occurs in
stories (whether true or not) of alien abductions. These are
often frightening experiences, though sometimes the aliens
encountered are friendly. In many cases, a common feature is
that when the person is fortunate enough to be returned to
earth, a distortion of time has occurred. As with faerie
stories, this time distortion can go either way -even much more
or much less time has passed than the "victim" believed.

We can, of course, simply categorize all of these tales as just
that -tales, based on superstition, imagination or just plain
fabrication, perhaps with alcohol or drugs thrown in the mix.
However, when we consider the enormous number of such tales that
are similar in so many respects, we might just as likely
consider that there may be something to them. Could there not be
a myriad of realities, some of which, under certain conditions,
overlap with our own?

Shamans have traditionally believed something similar. Shamanic
journeying involves visits to other realities and interacting
with spirits and beings who reside there. Another aspect of
shamanism is the belief that the dream world is just as real as
the waking world, and that we are actually "journeying" to these
Otherworlds when dreaming. That is why we often encounter people
in dreams who are deceased in "real life."

It would be difficult, probably impossible, to prove in a
rationalistic way that any of these tales or experiences
represent actual shifts in reality or visits to Otherworlds.
Those interested in pursuing this possibility, however, might do
well to study folklore alongside some modern theories of
philosophy and physics and consider the similarities.



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19 July 2010

Are Aliens and Demons One and The Same?

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As some of you know already from either having read some of the posts in our good old 'Forward and Share' or visited my UFOs Related Mixx Community Group, that I'm rather interested in everything having to do with UFOs and Aliens (well, anything out of this world, really) so, when I saw what T. O' Donnell, our Guest Writer for today, had sent us, I knew I would definitely be in my element...

During the last ten years, I've read many articles/stories about the theory that demons were actually on this Earth long before the human race took over and that some of the aliens we think are regularly visiting this planet are in fact, those demons (who, apparently, now live in a parallel universe)...

Of course, for some of you, they're only fairy tales and Sci-Fi stories. For some others they're like the Gospel's Truth. For me, they're "What If?" kind of stories, worth looking into, whatever our beliefs...

So, let's look into the "Aliens and Demons" theory...
With T. O' Donnell as our designated guide.

Oh, and, enjoy this "a bit out of the ordinary" trip.

Loup Dargent 

9 January 2010

Whitby's History - Stranger Than Fiction

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Whitby Avenue from opposite headland
"When asked where vampires can be found, most people usuallly answer TransilvaniaLondon, Sunnydale or, even, Sunningdale..."
Well, that's probably because they haven't read today's post yet.

Alan Moore, our Guest Writer for the day, is taking us to Whitby, a Yorkshire town
that is rumoured to have been one of the lurking places of the Prince of Darkness,
Count Dracula, himself...

Now, that's a post with a bite.

Get the holy water and garlic ready and enjoy the visit...

Loup Dargent
We've also added a Youtube video that fits this post's topic perfectly. It's untitled "Whitby: Ghosts and Mysteries" and can be found right underneath Alan Moore's article... Great stuff!

St Hilda's Abbey (via THE WHITBY GOTHS )

4 December 2009

The Haunting Story of Alexandra Holzer

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Now, that's the spirit! 

Okay, not really that kind of spirit, but we have good reasons to be cheerful as our favourite Ufo Guy is back with a very haunting story...

It's the story of Alexandra Holzer and, as she is the daughter of the famous ghost hunter Hanz Holzer, publishing it is definitely a great way to launch our "Paranormal" category.

Those of you who read the old version of 'Forward and Share' might remember some of Bill Knell's articles... They were great additions to our UFOs Related topic and were very popular among our readers (Good news: We have managed to salvage some of them and will definitely publish them again in a near future) so being able to publish more articles from him is like an early Christmas present for us.


But, enough of my rambling: Bill Knell and his haunting story of Alexandra Holzer is only a few mouse scrolls away...

Enjoy!

Loup Dargent

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