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Mediums, Spirits, and Ectoplasm…Oh My!

Written by San Diego Team Member: Flo Stair   According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition ectoplasm pertaining to the supernatural is “a substance held to produce spirit materialization and telekinesis”. Ectoplasm is better remembered as green slime that ghosts left behind in the 1984 blockbuster hit “Ghostbusters”.  Whether ectoplasm is actually real or not has…


The Story Behind Holiday Traditions

Mist and cloud and darkness veil the wintry hour, But the sun dispels them with his rising power. Mist and cloud and darkness often dim thy day But a Christmas glory shines upon thy way. May the Lord of Christmas, Counsellor and Friend, Light thy desert pathway even to the end. – F. R. Havergal…


The Paranormalist

Written by Shannon Arrant Dubbed the United States’ first ‘paranormalist’, Charles Hoy Fort was more a collector of extraordinary stories and artifacts than what we would consider a paranormal investigator by today’s standards. Even to this day, over 80 years after his death, Mr. Fort’s life still has an effect on the paranormal community. Born in…


The Battle of Spirit Photography

The direct contrast between these two photographers is exactly what has made one obscured, and one infamous.  Mumler went on, after that first fateful photograph, to have a very successful career in spirit photography.  And although, several respected photographers sat for portraits and watched the entire development process with no explanation to the figures behind…


7 Tips For Paranormal Photography

Written by San Diego Team Member: Duke Richards HAVE BACKUPS! Especially batteries/storage cards. Also doesn’t hurt to have a backup camera if possible. Equipment can, and usually does fail at the worse times. Given the nature of the paranormal and how some “otherworldly influences” can drain the power from devices pretty quickly, having backup power…


Cleansing: Much More Than Smudging

Written by Cassandra Grounding? Cleansing? Smudging? What are these words and why do they matter? You may have just visited our page on a whim…or maybe you’re an experienced paranormal investigator.  Either way the subject of clearing out the negative in your life is relevant to all of us. I’m going to give you a…


News: APS To Begin Ganzfeld Experiment Series

News: APS To Begin Ganzfeld Experiment Series The Association of Paranormal Study will begin their series on the Ganzfeld experiment.  APS hopes to eventually use the Ganzfeld as an investigation and research tool for the testing of psychic abilities.  Tonight (2/11/12) will begin a series of experiments that will be carefully supervised and recorded by…