Friday, August 15, 2014

The Holy Grail and Other Legends

The Holy Grail and Other Legends
By: Deanna Jaxine Stinson, Author
Haunted and Paranormal Investigations - HPI International!/groups/HPIinternational/
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Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence (International)

The Damsel of the Sanct Grael byDante Gabriel Rossetti

The Holy Grail is a relic of the highest heavenly realms. It is an ancient and legendary object of mortal desire. The legends have their roots in some cultures such as Christianity, Celtic and Spanish.
The Holy Grail in Christianity is thought to be the cup that Jesus drank from during the last supper. The last supper is the last ceremonial meal that Jesus ate with his disciples before he was crucified.

Jesus was crucified because he was a rebel. He wasn't following the government or the churches of Rome. He was saying that there was only one God and romans believed that there were multiple gods.
King Arthur is a legend about a noble boy who pulls a sword from a stone and becomes king. This is an English tale. King Arthur was described as having found the holy grail with his companion. Yet, it was said that it lifted up into the heavens.
The common theme with the Holy Grail is immortality. One who drinks from this cup would live forever. Other versions of the Holy Grail have been suggested because it is also known as something that many people lust for.

If immortality is the ultimate prize from the land of the living than it must be hard to get into Heaven. In the case of King Arthur, It just magically appeared and disappeared. Perhaps it will show itself when it is ready, and the one who grabs it may become like a God.

The grail itself is possibly also a representation of alchemy. Have you ever noticed the magician holding the chalice? He is commonly depicted in tarot cards which are magical cards used for fortune telling.

Alchemy is creation through chemistry. The Alchemist really became known through King Solomon, Merlin and King Midas. These magicians were turning away the basic D.N.A. structure of one thing to make it another.

The chalice itself is used in witchcraft. There is an item to represent each element that is worshipped in nature. The wand, pentacle, sword and chalice. The wand for air, the pentacle for earth, the sword for fire and the chalice for water. In ceremonies invokeing these elements is necessary.What is drank from the chalice is a symbol for the womb of the goddess.

In this century we know that there is many more elements than just those four. A fifth element is also present in recent rituals: spirit. Spirit is said to represent the essence of ourselves, our world, and our deeds. Yet this element cannot be found in the periodic table of elements.

In Egyptian folklore we come across the Book of Thoth. This is a book holding mysterious and super spells. The person who finds this book and reads it properly will receive powers of immortality.
The book was said to be created by Thoth, the God of wisdom. His head is shaped as a bird.

The first part of the book contains basic alchemy and the second part contains instructions and knowledge on the quest for immortality.

The Hermetica is a Egyptian-Greek text in which discussions taught by Hermes Trismegistus talks about the divine, the cosmos, alchemy and astronomy. Basic principles of chemistry are said to come from this such as macro and microorganisms. Ideas such as reincarnation and creation are discussed.

The Jade Books of Heaven are legendary books that keep everything in divine order. They exist in the heavenly realms. Inside them are written basic destinies for the spirits on the Earth for example; The Buddha's, the goddesses and knowledge of Heaven. They are said to be inscribed on precious stone.

Photo: Elena Peeters

Magic is the illusion of the unknown. Everything we need to know about our world we can find inside of ourselves. Our ancestors had the same hearts, minds and souls that we inherited. The greatest magic in the world is said to be the magic of the immortal. Once bestowed with the power of immortality, what force will you battle eternally?


Case Number: 5SSL200
The Renata Story: In South Africa

Hello Paul,
My name is Renata and I'm a 23 year old female from Cape Town, South Africa. I¡¦m writing you in the hopes that you might be able to give me your opinion or some advice on what I am experiencing and maybe even help clear up some of my confusion and doubt. I have Googled the words paranormal investigation group/team and paranormal investigators etc. hoping to find some local paranormal experts, but I don't think our country has such people or organizations. We do have self-proclaimed Psychics and Mediums, but down here any Tom, Dick or Harry can slap a sign on their front door and give psychic readings. So here I am reaching out to you all the way from the other side of the world.

I don't doubt that the paranormal exists especially not after what I¡¦ve been going through. It's as if I doubt myself. Almost like I try and convince myself that what just happened did not even though the spiritual part of my being is slapping me silly and saying: YOU KNOW IT DID! Am I in denial? I even feel a little foolish writing you this, but here goes

All my life I have been more sensitive and more keen to other people's emotions and the atmosphere of places like hospitals, graveyards and stores that have very old antique furniture or equipment or any other 2nd hand stuff. I can feel when an animal is distressed or sad or even truly happy. I'm not a very religious person, but feel the strong compulsion to pray whenever I hear of missing child on the news, see an accident or someone hurt. I even cry about these things sometimes. De ja vu is something so normal and often for me that I do not even get freaked out or feel surprised by it when it happens anymore. I know the scientific explanation for it is a chemical rush in the brain, but then again scientists and doctors also believe that people who believe in things like ghost, demons, angels etc. are mentally ill and need help. By now you are probably thinking crazy, but I really hope you can help clear things up for me.

If you ask me if my house is haunted I will immediately say no. I don't feel that it is. I do however believe that ghosts or spirits sometimes pass through and maybe linger a while. I can even tell if it's a male or female presence. But they always leave eventually. I believe that spirits are capable of following us home from somewhere especially if they are considered intelligent spirits. Since I can remember I've had this feeling of unease or dread when I'm in or near a hospital or graveyard. I have this little habit of saying in my mind ¡¥Please don't follow me home whenever I was at either of these places or a place that generally just made me uncomfortable.

When we visit the graveyard where my great grandmother is buried at I strangely feel calm and unworried. No sense of dread or panic at all. I will even go as far as saying that I'm drawn towards this graveyard and want to investigate certain gravestones as I walk through the different paths and alcoves. There are graves dating back to the 1860s. The only feelings I do get at this graveyard is of loneliness, like being forgotten, but nothing oppressive. I can say the exact opposite of the graveyard close to where my grandmother's ashes have been scattered. Her ashes have been scattered around the Women's Monument in a small French little town. Now this monument and the graveyard I speak of is separated by only a small botanical garden and a thin line of trees. I refuse to go near this graveyard! Not to mention going in it. I get these horrible feelings of fear and panic when I am near it. It just oozes negative vibes. It probably doesn't help that there is an old French Settlers Museum filled with genuine antique furniture from the 1700s only a few steps away from this graveyard. This museum is filled with everything from old school books and navy atlas right up to bedroom furniture and women's antique gowns and hair accessories. I went into this museum only once with my family and I kept looking over my shoulder as if someone was right there on my heels. It felt like the eyes of the portraits were following me around the room.

A few days after my 18th birthday I received a letter from a Wicca school asking me if I would be interested in joining. The letter was addressed to me personally. Now you must know that these were not flyers and advertisements and that such mail is frowned upon by our society so it's not something you would get in everyday mail. I considered it, but decided after a while that it would be best if I decline and go to University. I guess I was afraid of what people might think. I haven't heard from them since.

The serious experiences started happening when I was at the age of 16 or 17. While I was still sleeping in my old bedroom I would wake up in the middle of the night with a heavy feeling on my chest almost as if someone was laying or sitting on it. I would be able to open my eyes, but not move anything. All I would see is complete blackness above me. Eventually I would gasp and feel the weight lifting slowly. I would immediately switch on the light and leave it on for the rest of the night. Doctors describe it as sleep paralysis, but why was I able to move my eyes and look around the room? I would have dreams of snakes and spiders crawling and sailing up against the walls of my room. I dreamed once that large black and red spiders were all over my bedroom wall and in my dream I got out of bed and walked to this particular wall. When I got to it I screamed and that was when I woke up. Only thing is, when I woke up I was standing in front of this wall for real and that¡¦s when I let out a scream thinking I'm still dreaming. My mother came into the room to see what was going on and that's when I realized I am actually awake. Another dream there was a snake in my bed and when I woke up I was too terrified to move thinking the snake is behind my back, because I was in the same position I was in in my dream. The dreams are so realistic that I see myself lying in my bed in the exact same position as I am moments before I wake up. When I do startle awake I freeze out of fear that I am still dreaming and not really awake yet.

Soon I began experiencing the feeling of not being alone in my room. I would wake up with this intense feeling of being watched. This escalated to hearing my shoes and books being moved around in my closet, breathing noises in my ear and the feeling of being touched or tapped repeatedly on my legs, feet and arms. Every now and then I would feel someone stroke my hair as a mother would lovingly stroke her child's hair as he sleeps. Soon I started getting the feeling of someone or something sitting down or lying down on the bed next to me. I opened my eyes one night after hearing the breathing in my ear and as I turned to my right, on the pillow next to me, I saw the distinct shape of a head. I immediately turned and switched on my bed lamp and no one was there. Most of the time I would feel the sudden shake of the bed as an animal (like a cat or a small dog) jumped on the bed, but nothing is usually there.

Once I was standing by the door to my bedroom and a can of hairspray flew off the shelf and landed on my bed. There is a 4 feet gap between the bed and the shelf and the can of hairspray is quite heavy. There was also no wind blowing as it was a hot summers day.

The thing that finally made me decide to get out of that room was when I awoke one night after having one of my strange dreams again and there right in front of me on either side of the bed were two humanoid faces. They were about 2 feet off the ground and just staring at me. The one on the right was the gaunt face of a female with dark eyes and shoulder length dark hair. The face on the left was that of a male with short dark hair and dark eyes. I could see every detail of these faces including the pasty looking pale skin and dark circles under their eyes. They were dead faces. I only saw them for a few seconds before I let out one of my blood curdling screams, but I saw them long enough to give you these details. As I screamed the face of the woman just vanished, but the face of the man just stayed there staring at me and that¡¦s when I got overwhelmed with the negative feelings coming from this entity. I felt it was letting me know it's here and it's here to stay no matter what I do and how much I screamed. That¡¦s when I did what a little child would do and hid my face under my pillow until my mother came barging into my room. At first I refused to even uncover myself, but after a while she calmed me enough to get me out of bed and into the living room. I told her what happened, but of course when she entered the room nothing was there. I know what I saw was real. While we sat in the lounge my pet cat kept staring down the hallway into my room, but for days refused to go in there. He was pretty shaken himself so I know he felt or saw the presence after I left the room.

After much begging on my behalf I convinced my parents to swap rooms with me. My mother was not too pleased at first, but felt better after she sprinkled some salt in every corner of the room (just an old superstition). I had peace for a while, but not for long.

Since the beginning of the year I have been experiencing things again. I hear scratching and heavy thump thump noises in the ceiling over my room as if someone is walking around up there. Thing is we don't really have an attic per se. Our ceilings have beams and cardboard in it so no one can walk up there without crashing through the roof. We also can't store anything up there. For rats and birds to be making those noises are impossible, because the beams are close together and for the animal to make those heavy noises it would literally have to weigh like 15 pounds and stomp around. Some days while in the room I would be reading on my bed and hear movement in my room, but won't be able to tell what it is or where it's coming from. I also get the feeling as if someone is in the room with me. You know that feeling when someone is in a room with you, almost as if the space in the room feels smaller like you know and feel that your personal space is smaller because of this other person? Well, that's what I feel. Hope you know what I speak of. Very rarely I would hear scurrying noises over my posters as if some insect was running over it, but when I investigate nothing is there. Another experience I have had was when I heard a male voice calling my name in the middle of the night. No it was not my father's voice, he was snoring away in the other room. The voice was right in front of my bed. I would also hear this male voice going…"Hey! Hey!" right next to my ear when I sleep at night. Once I even heard him ask me…What is it?, after I moaned a little as I was waking up to go to the bathroom.

A few weeks ago I started hearing footsteps coming down our hallway towards my bedroom. This usually happens in the mornings after my parents have left for work and I¡¦m alone at home. I would wake up and still hear these footsteps coming towards my room. I would sit up in bed staring at my bedroom door with this intense feeling of dread just waiting for something to come around the corner or stick its head around the corner and look at me, but thankfully that hasn't happened yet and the fast paced footsteps tend to stop in front of my bedroom door. Just a quick note, this has happened to me before when I was living in Lancashire, England about 4 years ago. I was sharing a house with 4 other housemates and at the time they were working different shifts than I. So I was home alone one morning and suddenly I hear these really heavy booted feet come charging up the stairs at an abnormally inhumane speed while there was a heavy pounding against the walls as this thing came up the stairs. I nearly screamed, but just as it reached the top of the stairs it stopped. Eventually I got up and investigated, no one was in the house. I ran back to my room and locked the door. That's where I remained until my roommate got home a few hours later.

Anyway, soon after hearing these footsteps that just stop outside my new bedroom door I started hearing very heavy labored breathing in my room. Almost like the person suffers from asthma or something. I am fully awake when I experience this and even hold my own breath sometimes thinking maybe it's me doing this unconsciously. It never is and the sound stays there till I get fed up and put my iPod earphones in and listen to some music. Later when I take them off the breathing has usually gone. This happens quite a few mornings in a row.

I would be busy in the back part of the house and I would hear a conversation going on between groups of people right in my living room. I can never understand what they say, because as soon as I focus it stops. Of course I investigate, but no one is home except me. Many, many times I will be halfway to sleep when I wake up because I hear conversation in my pillow. I know you must think that's weird, but I kid you not. I will raise my head and it will stop. I would lay my head back down and it would start up again. Many nights I jump out of bed irritated thinking that someone left the TV on in the living room or someone left one of the radios on low volume, but everything is always switched off. This I have experienced in both bedrooms.

The strangest thing that has happened to me this year was when I saw the right leg of a man sitting on my bed. I came out of the bathroom and walked into my bedroom when I saw this leg dangling from the bed. It was cut off mid-thigh and then cut off again at the ankle, so no foot and no body above mid-thigh. I can also tell you it had dark hair on it. As I saw this leg I gasped and it was like it vanished as I blinked. The first thing I did was check on my cat that was sleeping right next to the apparition of this leg. To me it almost looked like this person was sitting on the bed and was paying attention to the cat, but the only thing that was visible was his leg. I was pretty spooked for a while after that. As soon as I thought things were getting back to normal again and that maybe I just imagined this phantom leg I was surprised again! I got up around 2am one morning and went to the bathroom. As I exited my room and looked down the hallway I see a torso of a man just standing behind our laundry basket. I didn't see any legs or arms or head. It was just there at the height you would see the torso of a man with average height. The moment I saw it I just shut my eyes again and quickly ran into our bathroom and closed the door thinking to myself…not now. When I finished in the bathroom I opened the door and walked directly into my room without turning to see if the apparition was still there. The thing is this leg and torso was naked. Yes, I said naked! Why? I have no idea.

The apparitions and the footsteps came to a sudden halt one day after I saw an orb with my naked eye. I was once again lying in bed in the early morning hours while it was still dark. My parents had just left for work and I was trying to get back to sleep. I don't know what, but something told me to look to the right hand corner of my bedroom before I switch off my bed lamp and there it was; this baseball sized black orb with what looks like 3 wavy tails coming out of it. When I thought about it later it actually reminded me of an artist's depiction of a blazing sun in a cartoon, but this orb was pitch black. I blinked a few times thinking I'm just groggy from still being half asleep, but when I opened my eyes it was still there just hovering in one spot as if its watching me. Is something like a black orb even possible, Paul? Anyway, I got no feelings from this orb just that it's there. I found it a bit uncomfortable so I covered my head and just laid there thinking about this orb. Eventually I drifted off to sleep (with the light on) and when I woke up the orb was gone. As I said the apparitions and footsteps came to a stop after this, but every now and then I will still hear the voices in a different part of the house just to find no one there and a little more often than this I would hear the breathing in my room.

In other parts of the house I would smell things like an unknown perfume smell, stale wine and a horrible waste smell. The smell I get the most is that of cigarette smoke even though no one in the house smokes. Funny thing is these odors are not carried on a breeze or wind they just originate in a certain spot and the moment I focus on it, it's gone like it was never even there. I have even had my olfactory nerve checked out when these smells started bothering me (because I was the only one smelling them), but the doctors all cleared me.

One day I was sitting at the dining room table talking to someone on the phone. One of our dogs was lying on the couch close by looking at me as I was chatting away. Suddenly I hear this very loud burp in my ear. It was as if someone bent down and burped right into my ear. The moment I heard the sound I reflexively turned to our dog and caught her staring at a spot right behind me. The person on the other end of the line was still talking away and clearly didn't hear the burp. I closed my eyes because I just instinctively knew right then that there was a presence behind me. I slowly turned around having this feeling that I was going to stare something right in the face, but luckily I didn't see anything. The dog didn't seem afraid though just shocked like I was.

I have felt the odd cold or ¡§static¡¨ spots in my home, but I just ignore it and try to concentrate on something else. I only do this because I get a little creeped out especially if I am home alone. When things like these happen to a person it is really hard to be a sceptic. I fail miserably at being a sceptic.

I also see quite a lot of shapes and shadows of animals out of the corner of my eyes, mostly cats. This however does not frighten me. I like to think that they are simply lost spirits wandering around looking for a place to call home. I find it comforting actually.

I was watching TV in the living room one night when all 3 of our dogs that were lying in front of the couch looked up and simultaneously followed something above my head. I mean their heads really moved in unison! I looked up thinking it was a moth or something, but nothing was there. They continued doing this for about 2 minutes (the longest 2 minutes ever) when I got too uncomfortable and got up. That's when their trance broke and they followed me out of the room.

There are days when I will be occupied somewhere in the house with a task that completely keeps my mind busy. The dog wouldn't¡¦t stop barking and eventually I got annoyed and started worrying that the neighbors might complain. I went to our backdoor and yelled 'Tony'! (which was our dog's name) as this always gets him to stop barking. Suddenly I remembered that Tony died a few months ago. I yelled out to him out of old habit. The strange thing is when I yelled out to him he stopped barking as he always would. No one else around us has a big German Shepard like Tony and there¡¦s no mistaking that bark ¡V been used to it for 7 years. I still remember feeling this coldness creeping through my body as the realization about Tony hit me.

I always notice a shadow moving around in the dark in our 3rd bedroom\storage room. I can't explain what it looks like other than a quick back and forth darting movement of a shadow. A quick detail about this room: it is stacked full of boxes, magazines, hardware tools, a large cupboard, a few bedside tables and other junk. You cannot walk further than 3 feet into that room because of all the stuff. I mention this because there is no way that a human can move around in there without stumbling over the stuff and making a ton of noise. I have investigated this shadow a few times thinking it's one of our cats climbing around on the stuff, but I can¡¦t find anything when I do. This room ALWAYS gives me an eerie unsafe feeling no matter what time of day and I hate it when someone forgot to close the door, because it always feels as though someone is staring at us from within this room.

Last Friday, 10 July, I was again in the living room watching a late night movie with my folks. Now we have this little Green Cheek Parrot that is tame and has really taken a liking to my mother. I must say that this bird does NOT like me at all and we choose to avoid each other. Anyway, as we were watching the movie it (the parrot) became completely stressed out and started flying around the room like crazy eventually landing next to me on the couch. It just sat there staring at me and kept making these funny noises it would when it is panicked and scared. I suddenly got the impression that this poor thing is terrified. I told my mother, but she took him and put him back in his cage saying that he is just tired. She then went on to cover him and he calmed down, but I still felt that he was not tired and that something spooked him. We continued watching the movie with the lights turned off. During the movie I kept seeing a dark streak move around close to the ground on my left. I ignored it thinking it's just the play of lights from the TV. After a while I saw to my right a blurry movement also close to the ground. It was almost as if I was looking at something through moving water. I then turned to both my parents to see if they noticed anything but they were too engrossed in the movie and obviously did not. I again went back to watching the movie, but not before I changed positions on the couch and put my feet on the ground and my left hand on my left knee. Suddenly my hand went rigid. I couldn't move it and my left arm started get the feeling of pins and needles slowly creeping up to my elbow. I pulled my arm up to my chest in shock and the feeling immediately subsided and I was again able to flex my hand. As I was pondering this I started feeling someone poking the bottom of my left leg just slightly to the left behind the knee. Neither of my parents was close enough to me to accidentally have done this and no pets were around at that time. I lowered my hand again to rub my leg thinking (hoping, but knowing better) that maybe it was just a muscle twitching. Soon as I touched my leg my hand went stiff again and the pins and needles sensation returned. That's when it hit me: This might be something paranormal! As I¡¦m there staring down at my hand trying to flex it my mother looks at me and asked me if I'm ok. Immediately the sensations just stopped and I could move my hand again. I pretended to continue watching the last of the movie and felt a little brave and asked for a sign that someone or something is near me ¡V of course nothing happened. After the movie I went to the bathroom to get ready for bed and that's when for just a split second I was assaulted with this immensely strong smell of cigarette smoke. I thought to myself "Ok, so clearly I had a paranormal experience or I'm losing it!"

All through that night, in every dream I had (and I had 3), I heard this little girl giggling. I never saw her once, but could always hear her close by.

On Sunday night, 12 July, my mother unfortunately slipped on our kitchen floor and injured her knee. Strange as it sounds probably a minute before it happened I kept hearing a police radio (including static) in the corner of our living room near the dining room table. It was as I was focusing on this ¡§police radio¡¨ that my mother slipped and we all were by her side in an instant. The radio noise completely slipped my mind then and I was concentrating on my mother, but when I entered the living room again about 5 minutes later the noise was gone. I casually asked my mother if she heard a police radio by any chance and she just glared at me. It is no secret that at my mother¡¦s work there is a ghost of a police man walking the corridors and moments before he is seen one hears the sound of his radio. My mother saw him once and he appeared to her as a torso dressed in a police uniform. Could this ghost have followed her home from work and caused her injury or was he trying to warn me about my mother's fall?

Well I know this has been a very long letter, but believe it or not these are just some of the things that I have experienced. Other family members have also had experiences and I have had a few at their homes too. I don¡¦t know if anyone in my family is Psychic or a Sensitive. I do know my grandmother always knew when a woman in the family was pregnant. She would go around asking who's pregnant because she dreamed of onions. Yes ONIONS! My mother also had a few experiences when she was a child, but she doesn't talk about it much.

Know that I don't claim to be Psychic, or a Medium or a Sensitive and that you are the first person other than my mother that I have told about this. I¡¦m confused and doubt my senses and instincts sometimes, but it's really hard especially when my instincts fire up and the first thing I feel is that there ¡s something paranormal around me. It's as if my senses immediately go GHOST!! I may be way wrong here, but I just feel that I'm having paranormal experiences. What I seem to think and what my instincts say are different as you can tell. It's like I try and look for scientific explanations, but can't find any. What do you think, Paul? Am I a little more perceptive than other people when it comes to the paranormal? Am I maybe a Sensitive? Should I stop doubting myself? I don¡¦t know, I guess I want someone to be frank with me and say it as it is.

On a happier note: that movie Haunted Connecticut starts rolling here soon. Can't wait to go see it. Hey, when will HPI be branching out to South Africa??? *nudge nudge wink wink* We have many haunted places down here too and quite a lot of old Dutch historical buildings. We had the Great Trek down here remember? What's a girl gotta do to become a member of HPI, huh? Do you by any chance know of any local paranormal investigation organizations down here in South Africa? I'm starting to feel that the paranormal is my calling.

I do hope that you will be able to give me your opinion and maybe even some advice on what I'm going through. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading this. HAPPY HUNTING!


Deanna Jaxine Stinson, HPI Paranormal Princess aka Shooting Star Baby
Haunted and Paranormal Investigations (HPI International)!/groups/HPIinternational/
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Martians Remember Mork

Martians Remember Mork
By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
Haunted and Paranormal Investigations - HPI International!/groups/HPIinternational/
Paranormal Hotline: (916) 203-7503 - 4 Advice & Investigations

Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence (International)

Last night, a group of Martians gathered at coordinates 49.0oN227.6oW – the Hammaguir Crater on Mars. The group is identified as:
Martian Manhunter; Marvin the Martian; a Martian Representative from Mars Attacks!; a Martian Representative from H.G. Well's War of the Worlds; John Carter of Mars and Martin O'Hara aka Exigius 12 ½.

Let's listen into their conversation:
Martian Manhunter: "We lost a great extraterrestrial, we lost Mork."
Marvin the Martian: "We should go to Planet Ork and give our respects."
A Martian Representative from Mars Attacks!: "Yes, he was my favorite Orkan. What talent and when he wasn't Mork, he transformed into the multi-talented Robin Williams!"
A Martian Representative from H.G. Well's War of the Worlds: "Say it brother…Na-Nu, Na-Nu!" What a legacy, not only do we have Mork, but we have a legacy of films, some of my favorites were Night at the Museum, Jumanji, Mrs Doubtfire and many, many more!"
John Carter of Mars: Keep his memory alive, always remember: "Carpe. Hear it? Carpe diem. Seize the day boys! Make your lives extraordinary!"
Martin O'Hara aka Exigius 12 ½: How I wish I could hear his wake up call one more time….."Goooooood Morning Vietnam! It's 0600 hours. What does the 'O' stand for? O My God, it's early!!

The Martians in Unison: We will miss you brother Mork, we will miss you Robin Williams. We will miss your comedy genius and the way you made us laugh.

Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
aka The Demon Warrior

Haunted and Paranormal Investigations (HPI International)!/groups/HPIinternational/
Managed by Staci Butler, HPI Twitter Account Manager
My Bio Link at Ceri Clark's All Destiny Magazine!
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Paranormal Cellular Hotline: For Investigation or Advice: 916 203 7503

Monday, August 11, 2014

Patrick Callahan, Paranormal Experiencer

By Deanna Jaxine Stinson, HPI Paranormal Diva
Haunted and Paranormal Investigations - HPI International!/groups/HPIinternational/
Paranormal Hotline: (916) 203-7503 - 4 Advice & Investigations

Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence (International)

Deanna Interviews Patrick:

The Theme Song for this Interview is Dark Horse by Katy Perry:

Date: 8/8/2014
Time for Interview: 1930 Hours
Location of Interview: Starbucks, 2100 Arden Way #190, Sacramento, CA 95825 - Howe 'bout Arden
Present at Interview: Deanna Jaxine Stinson - Interviewer; Paul Dale Roberts; Patrick Callahan; Munther Qassim - email:

SPECIAL NOTE: Be on the lookout for our next interview with Munther Qassim - as he will relate about the ghosts of Iraq. Now let's move onto our interview with Patrick Callahan.....

Question: Before we get started in this interview, can you please tell us something personal about yourself? Your family life. Your schooling. Your hobbies and recreational activities. Your favorite movies, books and TV shows?

Answer: I'm 33 years old, married for almost a year now. I own a air compressor business called Callahan Custom Compressors. I went to El Camino High School. Movies I like: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, an animated series called Death Note. Books: Personal Magnetism by Therton Q. Demont.

Question: Since you had some paranormal experiences, would you say that you are interested in the paranormal?

Answer: I've always been interested, I have had a few other accounts when I was younger. But for this one that happened recently I have been checking to see if it will come back. Kind of makes me sad that I haven't came across it again.

Question: You and your wife won free ghost hunting passes with HPI and you two still have not utilized those passes. Why? Oh..and what event did you win those passes?

Answer: Ahh, the Vampire Ball when it was in Old Sacramento, one of my wife's and my favorite events. Shannon McCabe is great at putting together gift packages. When my wife and I have time off which is rare we have stuff booked way in advanced. We have been saving up for the wedding and now for our honey moon. We will be going to Ireland for a month, so we have been saving all of our time and working ourselves to the bone. After the honeymoon we can start to think about doing stuff like that.

Question: What do you think about these paranormal reality shows? Do you think they are real or is there a tad bit of Hollywood fiction thrown in?

Answer: I think they are entertaining they give people something to think about. If the people on the show are putting one or two real things and need filler for the rest of the season you do what you have to do. As long as their happy doing what their doing and not hurting or taking advantage of anyone it's all what you make it. I know what's out there so no one can convince me otherwise.

Question: Tell us about your paranormal experiences, please go into detail, the readers want to know the whole schbang!

Answer: Well, I work in a shop and because its summer I usually sleep during the afternoon and work through the night. So about 4am to 430am in the morning I saw the lights in the other part of the shop turn on. We have sensors hooked up to the lights, and that's very odd to happen when it's just me in the shop. So I grabbed my gun a Springfield 40 cal. sub compact and went to investigate, when I rounded the corner I started to hear a noise that sounded like two raccoons rustling around. So I turned back and went to grab my phone to record the audio. When I walked up I hit the record on my video recorder and started to capture the sounds. After a
minute of recording I stood up from a crouched position and saw something move in the lower part of the shop. I jumped back and ran around to the stairs to see what it was. Thinking of the sounds I had heard I didn't want to walk on the ground so I walked across the cabinet over to the boat and checked under everything and there was no way for anything to get out. Heard the noise again so I went back to where I was recording originally and filmed for a minute or two more. When I played back the recording the sounds were different than what I heard, it sounded like the predator's growl from the movies and what I had seen move was not what I had seen. In the play back it looks like something had just dropped but what I saw was something moving across in a blurred fast movement. For the rest of the night the lights never turned off and it felt like something was watching me and moving closer then would drift back. It was a weird feeling. Since that night I haven't heard a thing or felt a thing. Kind of makes me sad wanted to get to know it a bit more. Ghost or objects have never scared me away I always try to get closer.

Question: What are your religious beliefs?

Answer: I was raised in an Irish Catholic house so you can consider me as a Roman Catholic. But as I got older I started asking questions that even the priest couldn't answer so I went on a journey of studying different religions and the background of mine. I've studied magic and found out things and seen things only a higher being could explain. I still believe in God just not the way it's taught by the money hungry and people controlling church. You can say what you want but the church is just a cult that has a pyramid scheme added to it.

Question: Wow! Interesting story! Now, let's get to the fun questions. If you had six dinner guests, 3 fictional, 3 historical, who would they be?

Answer: First off my father, he was the best MAN I have ever come across, he kept kids from divorces that were not even his. Second would be Aleister Crowley, he obtained knowledge that far surpasses anyone in history. Third it would be Hunter S. Thompson, cause I just want to have a good time. Fourth would be Kurt Cobain just so I could shoot him again (Sorry I really don't like him) Fifth would be Jerry Garcia because I never got to hear him jam live. And lastly Jesus, I have a few questions for him.

Question: If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring to survive?

Answer: Butter bread and peanut butter.

Question: How can someone contact you?

Answer: Facebook look up Callahan Custom Compressors.

Question: Before you go, do you have any words of wisdom for your readers?

Answer: Don't ever take someone's word for it, don't be a sheep, get off your lazy butt and investigate for yourself. On a different note if your in the fast lane and someone faster comes up behind you the first opportunity you have get over it's the law.

After this interview, Deanna, Princess Hannah, Hi-Pee and I took the late Blue Moon's huge bag of Kaytee Rabbit Fortified Daily Diet to the greenbelt area of Dwight Road and fed the wild rabbits in the neighboring field and walked the dogs at the same time. ONE MORE THING: Thank you Dayal Ajeshwar for coming over on Thursday and dropping off our belated wedding gift: Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whiskey! That was very thoughtful of you!


My Thoughts on Holy Water
By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective

Water is known for its purification properties. Water is known to harness energy. Water is an element. Water when blessed by a clergyman or religious figure, becomes holy water. So basically what that means is that you don't have to be ordained to bless water, if you have faith in God, you yourself can bless water. If you consider yourself as a religious figure, you will become empowered to bless water. As the Demon Warrior, I conduct many house blessings and full submersion baptisms in water. I usually obtain my holy water from the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament – as shown here:

Holy water can always be found in the lobbies of your local Catholic Church. Anglicans and Roman Catholics believe that holy water can be protection against dark forces. If you watch Hollywood movies, holy water is used against demons and vampires, except old vampires like Dracula seems to be getting immune to holy water. Holy water amongst many religions such as Christians, Catholics, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy carry the belief that holy water allows you to bless a home, persons, places and objects. Holy water allows you to baptize. Holy water can repel the dark negative forces.

According to Wikipedia, this history of holy water started in the earliest days of Christianity. This is attested by early documents. Those documents are the Apostolic constitutions, which go back to about the year 400, attribute the precept of using holy water to the Apostle Matthew. It is plausible that in earliest Christian times water was used for expiatory and purificatory purposes in a way analogous to its employment in Jewish Law. Yet, in many cases, the water used for the Sacrament of Baptism was flowing water, sea or river water, and it could not receive the same blessing that as contained in the baptisteries in the view of the Roman Catholic church.[5] However, Eastern Orthodox do perform the same blessing whether in a baptistry or an outdoor body of water.

At my home in Elk Grove, I have a mayonnaise jar that is filled with holy water. I am prepared to bless homes and to baptize at all times. The holy water that sits in that jar needs to be changed once a week. Other holy water fonts have been identified as a potential source of bacterial and viral infection. In the late 19th century, bacteriologists found Staphylococci, streptococci, coli bacilli, Loeffler's bacillus, and other bacteria in samples of holy water taken from a church in Sassari, Italy. Special Note: When I was in Bologna, Italy, I stopped by a Catholic Church and discovered that the lobby holy water contained algae! How old was this holy water? Did this Church in Bologna ever change their holy water? In a study performed in 1995, thirteen samples were taken when a burn patient acquired a bacterial infection after exposure to holy water. The samples in that study were shown to have a "wide range of bacterial species", some of which could cause infection in humans. During the swine flu epidemic of 2009, Bishop John Steinbock of Fresno, California recommended that "holy water should not be in the fonts" due to fear of spreading infections. Also in response to the swine flu, an automatic, motion-detecting holy water dispenser was invented and installed in an Italian church in 2009.

So if you store holy water, make sure to change your holy water once a week, as you can see a lot of holy water contained deadly bacteria and disease. Using contaminated holy water is not the way to help someone.

During my time as the Demon Warrior and blessing homes and performing baptisms, it appears that the holy water is working. I am 98 percent successful in my baptisms and house blessings.

William Carlisle drew the Legendary Dark Silhouette for the back cover of the book shown at the link below:

Deanna Dedicates these Two Songs to Me-Ghost-Chelsey Lankes:
And Double Rainbow - Katy Perry

Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
aka The Demon Warrior

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Madison Mansion and the Esparto Case

Madison Mansion & the Esparto Case!
By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
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Date to be there: Aug 9, 2014, Saturday / Time to be there: 1500 Hours / Contact Person/Occupant: Tamara Brooks. Dark Force has caused severe family discord. The information she related to me is confidential. What I can tell you: A certain toy will constantly turn on and play music. Other extreme activity occurs in home. The discord in the family was very traumatizing. Full submersion baptism and Roman Catholic house blessing required after the investigation. Address to be at: Esparto, CA - Pick up Terri Rosales in Galt, CA

HPI Paranormal Intelligence Operatives Present: Emilio Rosales, Deanna Jaxine Stinson –Co-Owner/Sensitive/Back-up Videographer, Paul Dale Roberts – Co-Owner, Tamara Brooks - Occupant, Terri Rosales - Sensitive. For the Madison Mansion Case: Jesus Esquival and Graviela Heredia.

Picked up Terri and Emilio from Galt and brought them to my house and off to Esparto we went. I investigated this home before, when it only seemed like there was ghostly activity. Things have shifted to the dark side, it now appears that there is an evil force in this home. Below are the activities that have occurred in this home, told to me by Tamara.

1. The original house that Tamara and her husband lived at was haunted. In 2001 a fire took place at this home. They lost everything. They now reside in this new home, which is the same property. The original house that was lost in the fire was built in 1918.
2. Now that they live in this new home, they have experienced activity. Tamara stayed the night in her child's room. Tamara could not get out of the bedroom and everything was taken off the walls. She finally escaped out of this room in the morning.
3. Numerous incidents where TVs and computers turn on and off by themselves, this includes other appliances like the air conditioner. Another incident is a bottle of fingernail polish exploded on the kitchen counter, the refrigerator door will open by itself. A group of rags that were hung separately were found bunched up together on the stove.
4. Leon the part Chow and part lab will bark for no reason.
5. Tamara hears voices throughout the house that sound like conversations of other people talking.
6. The behavior of one of her sons, her older son who is showing irrational behavior with his girlfriend.
7. The worst thing that happened was to Tamara's husband. Tamara's husband may have been possessed. The reason why I believe this, is that he went from a loving husband to a husband with violent mood swings and his negativity was completely out-of-character. This behavior leads to his downfall, in which he is now paying the price. Most of what happened to her husband is confidential. I will mention on one night, he seemed like he was lethargic and appeared to have no emotional facial expressions and came into the bedroom and shot Tamara 16 times with an air soft BB gun.

Before the investigation started, I had my two sensitives Deanna and Terri take a walk around the house and barn area. Deanna picked up on something dark. During the initial briefing, I got scratched on the top of my left hand, the scratch is very noticeable. I did not feel the scratch, but Deanna noticed it immediately and asked me what happened. I was shocked to see the scratch. I have been on 900 investigations and this is the first time I have ever been scratched. Deanna says: When I walked into the washroom during the preliminary round I felt the spirit world trying to connect to me. I saw the hairs on my arm raise and goose bumps appeared on my body. I felt like an electric feeling pulsing through my body. It feels like someone was hugging onto me. On the first round, I sat inside of the washroom. I felt the feeling again yet it was slightly softer. I sat in a chair in the washroom and I tried to get an EVP. I could not make a connection yet I could feel something right next to me. I took pictures and some were blurry. I went also to an old Ford Mustang and tried to get an EVP. I felt nothing and got no evidence. Then I went around to the side of the yard and sat in a tree with my green obsidian crystal skull. I didn't feel anything there and I got no EVPs. Terri felt a presence in various areas of the home and she saw a figure sitting on a chair. Emilio went everywhere trying to get EVPs and was unsuccessful. I believe they are hiding.

Terri heard leaves shuffling around, like someone was walking around outside and there was no one walking around. Deanna picked up the dowsing rods and brought them into one of the smaller bedrooms. She asked the spirit if it was once a person. The rods crossed into an X, indicating 'yes', that at one time it had a corporal form. She asked if it was a protective spirit and it indicated 'yes'. She went to the master bedroom and sat on the floor right next to the bed. She left her crystal skull that was protective in the kitchen. She asked repeatedly if it was a human spirit it kept indicating 'no'. The rods sped up in a circular motion and went round and round very fast. This indicated chaos. She asked if the spirit was a demon and it said 'yes'. She asked if it caused violence and it said 'yes'. The camera that she was video recording with switched off and it was not yet out of battery juice. She turned it back on and got several more videos in other spaces. She said that she could feel the entity in the room.

When Tamara went to get her bathing suit for the baptism there was a fishing lure with a three pronged hook in the bottom of the suit. Tamara doesn't fish and she has no idea where the lure came from.
Perhaps the entity wanted to hurt Tamara and keep her from being baptized? On this night, I baptized Tamara and then had Deanna conduct a training baptism on Tamara. I also blessed the home. Tamara felt at peace after the house blessing and the fully submerged baptism by me and Deanna.

For the homemade peanut butter cookies, other cookies, sodas, bottled water, coffee, Weight Watchers Salted Caramel ice cream candy bar, chips and salsa. Here is the pleasant surprise; Tamara also cooked spaghetti for us. With the spaghetti she prepared she added a nice tossed salad and garlic bread.

SPECIAL NOTE: I am leaving with Tamara the following items: 2 Roman Catholic candles that when lighted bring purification into the home. Frankincense oil and crucifix with rosary beads.

While driving down Highway 16 with Deanna, Terri & Emilio we saw a very decrepit abandoned 2 story home. We met up with Jesus Esquival and Graviela (Gabby) Heredia. In this abandoned home we found Satanic graffiti, Satanic symbols, the numbers 666 and vulgar words written all over the walls. The most shocking thing we saw was blood splattered on two walls. While attempting to get some EVPs, we finally hit pay dirt. A Satanic deep male voice says 'GO AWAY!'. This was a Class A EVP and you will hear it on our video. We saw shadows darting here and there. Deanna captures a picture on what looks like a black vortex. We captured many orbs and designer orbs in our photos. Jesus tells us the urban legend of Madison Mansion. There was once a married couple that lived in this home.

The husband tied his wife in the back room and just kept her there. In this back room he would feed her while she was tied up. He eventually killed her and she still haunts this home. While we were taking pictures and trying to get more EVPs, two country boys in their pick-up came and locked the gate so we could not get out. They were laughing hysterically. We went down a dirt road and like out of a horror movie, I was thinking that these country boys could be the Satanists that frequently visit this abandoned home. The dirt road was narrow with ditches on each side of the dirt road. There was a few times where I had to turn around on this dirt road and I was nervous that I would send the Rusty Anomaly (my car) into the ditch where we would be stranded and become helpless prey to some savage backwoods Satanic cult. Deanna took charge and utilized the GPS and navigated us onto Highway 16. Her heroic feat kept us from being stranded in some ditch or becoming the ceremonial sacrifice to worshipers of Satan. Thank you Deanna for saving our lives! That was a close one!

Special Note: Deanna did not want an attachment and requested that I baptize her as soon as we got home. I did exactly that.

Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
aka The Demon Warrior

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Legends of the Moon and Poetry

Legends of The Moon and Poetry
Written by: Deanna Jaxine Stinson, HPI Etheral Analyzer
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Enchanted Moon
Your heart is like a mirror and I am the seer of love.
Words rise up from my lips and I can feel the sun kiss me.
I am never alone.
Your anger is like a natural disaster.
I put the beast to sleep with a song.
My halo is a divine flower growing from a seed I nourish with powerful thoughts.
Our souls are like vines twisting, nurtured in green gardens of the underworld.
Dreams pour from the moon and slip through my hands like memories.

Diana Pagan Goddess of the Moonlight
Diana is the goddess of the hunt. She transformed into a goddess of the moonlight. She is a great goddess and has been worshipped in many positive ways. She is the queen of Heaven. She is always standing up for women and their rights. She is fabled to have turned herself into a black cat and snuck into Lucifer's chambers as he was sleeping. She then got pregnant in his bed with their daughter, Aradia who is the goddess of the witches.

Endymion and the Moonlight Goddess by: Francesco Trevisani

Can you feel the moonlight?
Super moon come closer to me.
Whisper secrets of the night
into my ears like a flowing sea.
Moonflower is growing in time
with the song of outer space.
You are the paradigm of beauty,
Your visions and spells encase
me in a magic shell like a glass coffin
sleeping forever and waiting for you
like Endymion and Selene dreaming
dreaming my heart in the moonlight
is blooming.

The Goddess of the Moon and Endymion
The goddess of the moon has a different name in each culture. Diana is a derivative of a Latin word meaning bright sky. As the Queen of Heaven she rules as Inanna. In Greek mythology she can be compared to Selene. There are legends of love in each culture between her and Endymion. He was a very beautiful mortal. She found him to be irresistible. She wanted to have him forever yet he was a mortal. She begged God to put him into an eternal sleep and he did. He sleeps eternally dreaming.

Endymion by: George Frederic Watts

The Legend of the Vampire
In Greek mythology, the legend of the vampire began with Selene and Ambrogio. Ambrogio was a handsome Italian man with a desire to travel. He wanted to visit Greece to have his fortunes told. Recorded in the scriptures of Delphi was this tale. He met Selene at the moon temple and they fell in love. Apollo, the god of the sun was also in love with Selene. He placed a curse on Ambrogio that he could not go out into the sun so that he could not go back and meet Selene at the moon temple. Ambrogio ran into a cave where Hades was dwelling. He told him he would help if he could recover the hunting bow of Artemis. He sold his soul to the devil. After many days he began writing poetry for Selene and begged Artemis for her help. She decided to help him. The lovers were finally able to meet and Ambrogio wrote her a note asking her to meet him at his ship as he was to set sail back to Italy. He was sleeping in a coffin and he told her not to open it until after the sunset because the sun would burn him. She sailed with him and they were in love together. Artemis helped Selene to become immortal by teaching Ambrogio how to drink her blood and turn her into a vampire queen. This was the beginning of vampires in Greek mythology and also the beginning of Selene as the moon goddess.

I am a temple made for a holy spirit,
a vase filled with many dreams
that pour out like water
to form the mist upon my wings.

Space Goddess
Shooting stars orbit those crystal souls a gold heart, glowing aura angel goddess cosmic tides rushing heat lava over coal diamond indigo children alien abductions locked minds, strange celestial emotions
tragic memory white metal key seductions lost in our outer space spirit misplaced planetary alignment comets crosses faith
prisms bows raindrop rebels tears erased terrible emotions dreams without purpose revelations, salutations, sky vibrations
spiritual purpose star map magic serpent don't give up the humanity of our touches hands together clasped forever in prayer Gods design fingers entwine his clutches.

Love is my hunter
My eyes fill up with the sea
Wings cover my face.

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Saturday – August 9, 2014: After investigating a home in Esparto, then the abandoned mansion known as the Madison Mansion, where you will find blood splattered on the walls, Satanic writings on the wall, one of the investigators, I believe it was Gabby, captures a full body apparition in her photo. Terri Rosales analyzed every photo and discovered the apparition. That is why it is important to publish all of your photos, because someone out there may see something that you missed. The scariest part of this investigation is when two country boys in their pick-up truck locked the gate behind us. They were laughing hysterically and yelling 'we got you now' and 'you want ghosts, you gottam!' . When this happened during a full moon, various horror movies came to mind, like Wrong Turn, Wolf Creek, Frontiers, Motel Hell, Sheitan, House of 1000 Corpses, I Spit on Your Grave, Hills Have Eyes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Inbred. We made our escape by going down the narrow dirt roads with dust flying everywhere. On each side of the dirt road were ditches. Our vehicles could have easily went into a ditch. I was envisioning that somewhere on these back roads we would be ambushed by the Satanists and that [we] the prey would be the Satanists full moon sacrifices. Fortunately Deanna was working the GPS and lead us out of there. There was a few times we had to do some tricky U-turn maneuvers and we were praying that our cars would not fall into a ditch. Here is the photo of the full body apparition at Madison Mansion. Whoever took this photo, thank you for sharing!

Deanna Jaxine Stinson, HPI Co-Owner
aka Shooting Star Baby

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sky Watch 080914 -Second supermoon of 2014 set to shine Sunday

Second supermoon of 2014 set to shine Sunday

The second in a trio of supermoons this summer is set to light up the sky Sunday.
According to NASA, the so-called 'supermoon' occurs when the moon is slightly closer to Earth in its orbit than on average, and this effect is most noticeable when it occurs at the same time as a full moon.
"The moon may seem bigger although the difference in its distance from Earth is only a few per cent at such times," NASA says.
Sunday's full moon "will be as much as 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full moons of the year," the space agency says on its site.
The Weather Network says some of the best places to see the rare astronomical event in Canada include southern Ontario and southern British Columbia. Parts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Prairies will have partial cloudiness so optimal viewing times may vary for each region, the station says.
On Tuesday night, depending on the weather, we'll be able to see another exciting astronomical event - the annual Perseid meteor shower.
"Although the almost-full moon will wash out fainter meteors, there should still be a good show of brighter meteors in this prolific shower," NASA predicts. "Projected peak rates are 30-40 meteors/hour."
The first supermoon happened on July 12 and the next occurs on Sept. 8. Astronomers say that having three in such close proximity is rare and it is not expected that this will happen again until 2034.

Perseid meteor shower peaks near supermoon

This week, the night sky will be lit up with both one of the best meteor showers and the brightest full moon of the year  and that's not a happy coincidence.
The annual Perseid meteor shower, known for producing unusually bright meteors called fireballs, officially peaks on Aug. 12.  Normally you'd see up to 100 meteors per hour that night as debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle hits the Earth's atmosphere and burns up as it streaks across the sky. Generally, the darker the sky is, the more meteors you'll be able to spot.
Unfortunately, this year's peak is just two days after the biggest supermoon of the year – one that may appear up to 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than a regular full moon.
"It will really light up the sky," said Colin Haig, vice-president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The glare will likely wash out all but the brightest meteors.
On the other hand, there isn't that much difference between the effect of a supermoon and the regular full moon, he added. Nor is this an unusual situation — full moons happen around the peak of Perseids every three years.
Unfortunately, on the night of the the Aug. 12  Perseid peak, the moon is expected to be up "pretty much all night," which doesn't help.
Still, there are things you can do to maximize your chance of seeing more meteors this year. Here are some tips.

1. Start watching now and try again often

There will be lots of meteors all week. While Aug. 12 officially should have the most meteors per hour, there still should be plenty from the Aug. 8 to 15, Haig said.
If there is good weather all week, viewing conditions will be best toward the middle of next week, when the meteor shower is close to its peak and the moon is waning. But there's never any guarantee of good weather.
If you start early, Haig said, "You'll get more tries."

2. Find someplace dark

As always, you'll see the most meteors if you get away from city lights. Campers and cottagers should take advantage of being surrounded by darkness.

3. Look northeast

The meteors will streak all across the sky and appear to originate from the constellation Perseus in the northeast sky (hence the name of the meteor shower).
The good news is that if you look towards Perseus, you will be looking away from the moon, which will move across the southern sky.

4. Check the weather forecast

Whether you'll see lots of meteors or not depends more on the weather than anything else. If it's cloudy, you're out of luck. Haig suggests trying again the next night.
Drier conditions are better – even a little haze or humidity can be a problem when the moon is full, Haig said.
"It's like shining a flashlight into fog, it kind of lights up all the fog."

5. Find ways to avoid the moon

The moon rises and sets at a different time every night, and the sky will be darker when the moon isn't up.
This weekend, the moon will set a little bit before sunrise, so that may be the best time to watch for meteors.
It will begin to set later and later. By Aug. 15, the moon won't rise until after 11 p.m., so you'll have darker skies early in the evening.
If you can't get the timing right, try watching the sky from someplace where buildings, a ridge, or trees obscure the moon. That should reduce a lot of its glare. Regardless of the supermoon, weather permitting, if you watch the skies over the next week, you should spot some shooting stars.
"It's not an ideal time for the shower," Haig said, "but usually the Perseids give you a few good bright ones."

Supernatural Santa Cruz -

Supernatural Santa Cruz
By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
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Our Days in Santa Cruz: Aug 1, 2014, Friday; Aug 2, 2014, Saturday and Aug 3, 2014, Sunday.

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The Lost Boys in Santa Cruz

People are Strange - The Doors

Santa Cruz Part 1

Santa Cruz Part 2

Santa Cruz Part 3

Santa Cruz Part 4

Santa Cruz Part 5

Santa Cruz Part 6

Jim Morrison of the Doors says:
"People are strange when you're a stranger; faces look ugly when you're alone; women seem wicked when you're unwanted; streets are uneven when you're down; when you're strange; faces come out of the rain; when you're strange; no one remembers your name; when you're strange; when you're strange; when you're strange."

SPECIAL NOTE: Deanna and I saw a man with orange hair, orange pants, orange shirt, orange socks and shoes, we call him The Orange Man. Yes, people are strange. We also saw a woman, dressed all in black, wearing sunglasses late at night, could she be one of Santa Cruz's vampires?

The Lost Boys was filmed in Santa Cruz and after this movie was made, it became a haven for wannabe vampires. Besides the wannabe vampires, Santa Cruz is also known for it's extreme paranormal activity found below the ocean waves and in the mountains.

My wife Deanna Jaxine Stinson - Fortean Investigator and I, are staying at: National 9 Motel/Ocean Lodge, 1015 Ocean Street, Room 115, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Booking #355575817 - PIN Code: 1785 831 423-8945

There have been a multitude of reports of USOs (Unidentified Submerged Objects) popping out of the ocean and into the skies. Could there possibly be a UFO base in the Monterey Bay? There have been reports of ghostly activity in the thick forested mountains of Santa Cruz. There are reports of Bigfoot being seen in the woods and the sounds of Bigfoot screaming or knocking on wood to communicate with other Bigfoot. It also seems that Bigfoot is connected to UFO activity. Wherever there are UFOs, Bigfoot is not too far behind, which causes me to think that Bigfoot may be an interdimensional creature or possibly an extraterrestrial.

There are people who claim that when walking in various areas of Santa Cruz, they feel they have walked into a vortex. Everything becomes surreal. Daniel Webber of San Jose says that he was preparing to hike through the woods of Santa Cruz and came upon a green mist, when he entered the green mist the trees were different. He could see what appeared to be an Indian man running with a spear through the woods. The green mist appeared again and he was back at his campsite.

Brookdale Lodge:
When I stayed at the Brookdale Lodge, here is the original article I wrote about this famous haunted lodge:

Mystery Spot:
The Mystery Spot, located off of Branciforte Drive near Santa Cruz, is a small area of forested terrain, where gravitational forces, and other physical laws, appear to be oddly distorted. When I first visited the Mystery Spot, I was amazed at the gravitational hijinks that were played out in front of me. Here is one report I received about the Mystery Spot, see here:

Here are the words from one visitor of the Mystery Spot:

"One enters the attraction with a tour guide, and treks up a small hill--which feels significantly steeper than it appears--to a crocked wooden cabin, that's been resting on the slanted ledge of the hill there since 1940.

The tour guide performs a series of demonstrations around and throughout the cabin, which supposedly show phenomena that defy the laws of physics.

Tennis balls seem to roll uphill, and people seem to shrink and grow in height as they switch positions on a wooden plank.

People look oddly slanted at the Mystery Spot, like everyone is standing at a tilted angle that's leaning sideways, and it appears that people can bend over into impossible positions.

Trees grow leaning clockwise into the center of the Mystery Spot, and birds avoid the area. Compasses don't operate properly.

Most eerily, one simply feels different there. It feels like one is standing at an angle, and if one pours water out of a cup, it will pour down at an angle."

SPECIAL NOTE: This is not paranormal, but if you love animals, you will love this little story. While Deanna was standing on a cliff looking out into the ocean, she saw a cute little seal bopping his head in the water. She called out to him. When she called out to the seal, he actually stopped and stared at her. Yes, they had a 'connection'. Finally the seal, that Deanna now affectionately calls the Prince of the California Mist swam away towards the Boardwalk.

Santa Cruz is a hotbed of paranormal activity. Of all things, UC Santa Cruz – Porter College is haunted. A student committed suicide and his apparition has been seen many times. Witnesses say that these sightings usually occur in the A Building. Ghost Identified: Suicide Boy. If you want to see objects flying around and you want to hear some strange odd sounds, then check out B Building's 1st Floor. Students say that they feel something evil around. They at times feel they are being watched by some kind of negative force. Marion Santos says that the students call this entity The Dark One. At B Building's 3rd Floor, students that have snoozed off to never-never land, only to be awakened to what feels like two hands around their throats. Joan Cisna says that she felt like she was being strangled and could see the outline of two black gloves around her neck. I will call this ghost: Black Gloves. Black Gloves is an appropriate name for a ghost that has a craving for strangling students while they are napping. In the Meadow, the apparition of a transient woman named Lily has been seen naked or wearing rags. So, if you are traveling to Santa Cruz, make sure to stop by UC Santa Cruz and visit their infamous specters. UC Santa Cruz infamous specters are: The Dark One; Suicide Boy; Black Gloves and Lily.

Around 1900, rumor has it that a murder occurred in the area of Adolph's Restaurant – Fuji Restaurant. Because of this tragic event, patrons and workers have seen several apparitions lurking around. They are referred to as Adolph's Restaurant Specters. After you dine at Adolph's Restaurant, make sure to visit Graham Hill Road Cemetery – Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery. There are many stories of ghostly activity at this cemetery. People have claimed to have seen faces appearing on the tombstones. Dark shadows have been seen darting around. Lots of orbs. A ghostly monkey like creature has been seen in the trees. This ghost is called: The Lurking Monkey. Another ghost is called 'The White Figure', it has been known to go after visitors and it will either push you, slap you, hit you or even touch you with a hot burning sensation. When you see The White Figure……RUN!! About 4.1 miles from Santa Cruz, stop by Capitola, California to see the haunted Rispin Mansion. It was built in 1922 by a real-estate baron. It has been left to ruin via fire and graffiti. In this paragraph section, ghosts identified are: Adolph's Restaurant Specters; The Lurking Monkey and The White Figure.

I don't know if the Santa Cruz Boardwalk is haunted, but I do know that three men known for visiting haunted houses and hunting down ghosts all over the country stopped by the Boardwalk to film a few scenes for an upcoming episode of "Ghost Adventures."

Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin had a lot of fun with their fans while a film crew followed them around. Bagans went to school with "Lost Boys" star Corey Haim, who died in 2010 at age 38. Some of the scenes of the Boardwalk that will be in Ghost Adventures was also in the movie Lost Boys.

Talked with one of the caretakers and he told me that he has never witnessed anything paranormal, but visitors have. One story is that a woman saw ghostly apparitions of a old man with a dog walking up the stairs. Deanna, Samra (Independent Ghost Hunter of Santa Clara Specter Seekers) and I visited this lighthouse, but made no observations of anything paranormal. Another note, Mark Abbott - watch keeper of the lighthouse died at the age of 18 in the open sea. They say that Mark Abbott also haunts the lighthouse.

The Haunting of Mission Santa Cruz, Mexico, 1708 to 1876
Mission Santa Cruz is very haunted. I suggest that you purchase the book: The Haunting of Mission Santa Cruz. This book is about Mission Santa Cruz when it was Mexico, and the California land grabs of Mission Santa Cruz, Villa de Branciforte and Rancho San Andres that took place more than 30 years after the end of the 1848 Mexican-American War. The murder of the Castro heirs to the more than 9,900 acres of ocean-front land, and the dismantling of the famous 160 room luxury hotel called, "The Magnolia Rose" has created a series of haunting. The Mexican-Spanish Anzarins "Guardians of the Vase" were murdered so abruptly that they travel between the relocated pieces of their once great "Victorian" mansions of Mission Santa Cruz Alta California.

SPECIAL NOTE: Samra treated us to two dinners, one dinner at Kiani's Pizza and Pasta Bar - I had the buffalo wing sandwich, pasta salad, Coke, Deanna had some kind of vegetarian pasta dish, we sat outside, it was so nice and relaxing. The other dinner that Samra treated us to, was at the Santa Cruz Diner, I had pancakes, ham and cheese omelet, coffee, fried potatoes and Deanna had onion rings. Thank you Samra! Every morning, I got our coffee at Fins Coffee - 1104 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz.

We went across from our hotel to a small music store. They were selling vintage acoustic guitars. They had brands like Taylor and Epiphone. No guitar was over two hundred dollars and I played five different guitars in the store.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - Day 1
It is 11 am and my travel roommate and I are on our bus "A Touch Of Class" heading to the Orlando Airport. We will be boarding US Airways from Orlando to Philadelphia. From there we will be flying from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv, Israel. It took is 2 ½ hours to fly to Philadelphia from Orlando. We have a 3 hour layover due to rain. It will be an 11 hour flight to Israel, so I might as well relax and take a long nap!
Met a nice gentleman who is from Fresno, California…small world! That's where I was born! He's heading to Israel to visit his family for 40 days. He's Palestinian. His Uncle is sitting right behind him with his daughter. Very nice people. There's a woman in front of me that is Jewish and he is talking to the guy from Fresno about what he thought about what's going on in Israel. It's a heated discussion! I think she might be a reporter because she's asking a lot of questions like a reporter would ask.

My roommate is getting agitated with the conversation. She said she wishes the woman would shut up. That's not very nice, everyone has an opinion. I hope she's not going to be a hard person to get along with on the trip. Originally, I was suppose to go with my dentist and friend Dr. Q. She had to back out at the last minute sure to other obligations with her family. That bummed be out. So my pastor found me a roommate, she's a new church member and I don't know her at all. She seemed alright when I went to lunch with her to get to know her. But she's constantly correcting me on how to speak a certain way and it's getting on my nerves…she is a retired school teacher…no wonder!
The conversation is heating up about the two groups Hamas and Israel. Very interesting to listen to the conversation. It seems that the Palestinian family is making more sense than the Jewish woman, she constantly wants to start an argument! They asked me my opinion, I said I'm biase. There really isn't any right or wrong. I said we all should live in peace no matter what religion you are and left it at that.
Lots of turbulence going on. It's a quarter to twelve. One Jewish man is rocking back and forth praying. He's wearing a black suit and a felt hat and long braids on the sides. I think he's an Orthodox Jew. He's been praying for 15 minutes.
Arrived in Israel and the time is 2pm Israel time and 7 am Florida time. What a long flight! We're being met by our Tour Guide Mike from EO Tours (Educational Opportunity Tours) to take us to our Hotel in Bethlehem. It's about an hour bus ride. I think I'll take a snooze on the bus.
It's actually Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – Day 2 in Israel which is one day ahead of the United States.

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