|Contact Name||Eric Mintel|
PA, NJ, DE, NH, MA, GA
|At Bucks County Paranormal Investigations, we investigate hauntings, UFO sightings, Bigfoot sightings and more. We film our investigations and air the videos on my two TV shows on TV30 in Princeton as well as Temple University TV in Philadelphia. Bucks County Paranormal Investigations videos get thousands of views.|
|Contact Name||Samantha Glumm|
|We are an all female team based out of Nashville, TN. We are scientific and research based investigators. Our mission is to break stereotypes regarding women in the field which is portrayed to be a male driven industry.|
|Contact Name||Maria Frances McDonald|
|Location||Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg
|Investigation, Blessings, Clearings, Intro services to clients for newly acquired abilities|
|Contact Name||Britin Kramer|
|Me and my teammate have started this group and are going to be exploring places around the state that are either the most haunted, said to be haunted, or have a curse of some kind or just help people who are having issues dealing with paranormal or just want answers|
|Contact Name||Michelle Reuss|
|We do private homes and businesses we do this with no charge to the clients. We do cleansing and we have folks on the team with physic abilities. We also help with doing events but main focus on those in need.
We also host a podcast every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to talk to Special guest in the Paranormal field. We do the Midwest and will travel up to 5 hours away to help. If we are further then the 5 hours we do have sister groups around we can call on to help.
|Contact Name||Melanie Smith Case Manager|
|We are neither non-profit nor not-for profit; we are a Non-Government Free-Volunteer Organization, an Agency of Special Operations: Phenomena; we investigate in 7 fields of study: Preternatural, Supernatural, Paranormal, Negative (demonic), Parapsychological, Oceanic, and Arial|
|A new and exciting paranormal research company coming to the UK. Covering a host of events and paranormal research around the UK. Offering professional events in the public and private sector including corporate events.|
|Contact Name||Ryan McCallen|
|Location|| Torrington, WY
Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado
| Founded in 2017, GPS is a partnership team with over 30 years combined experience researching and investigating paranormal activity, with residential home hauntings being the specialty. Educated in Demonology, Telekinesis, Psycho-Telekinesis and Parapsychology. GPS uses both “old school” techniques/equipment mixed with modern technology and Education. Spiritual Cleansing may also be performed
|Contact Name||Michael Rusher|
|Location|| Long Beach, CA
|Paranormal Research Organization is a private paranormal research organization located in Long Beach, California and funded solely by its members. The purpose of this organization is research into paranormal activity, and understanding the factors that drive this phenomenon.
Our mission is not to prove or disprove ghosts and hauntings exist, but to assist those coping with their unique paranormal experiences. We offer to ascertain the type of phenomena found at their location and then provide information and resources to create a livable situation.
The PRO team provides paranormal research and investigative services to private residents, businesses, historic sites, government facilities, and installations in our local and surrounding areas at no charge.
|Location|| Rochester, NY
|At SpiritWalkers Paranormal we use accepted paranormal investigation methodology to prove or disprove the existence of the reported paranormal activity. In many cases reported paranormal activity is simply a case of mistaken identity. Using our investigation methodology our team will provide you with evidence on what is causing the reported activity.. Our team will conduct our investigation in a discreet and professional manor. We understand and respect the need for our client’s privacy as well as respect for the property.
What to expect- Upon contacting SpiritWalkers Paranormal, one of our case manger’s will be assigned to your request. After an initial phone screen interview, if deemed necessary, our investigation team be dispatched to the location. We will conduct interviews to get a better understanding of the reported activity. Our team will conduct a baseline investigation of the property and depending on the reported activity setup photographic, audio and other types of equipment to capture evidence. Our team will review the evidence and provide our
findings to our client. The time and scope of the investigation will vary depending on the location and reported activity.
As paranormal investigators, unlike what you may have seen on television, we do not believe in provocation. We respect the spirit of the deceased and in cases of true paranormal activity, we believe it is our obligation to try and help the spirit (at the client’s request) leave the location to continue on his or her journey. We have
Interfaith Ministers on our team that can help convince the spirit leave the location, or depending on your religious beliefs, we can advise on what the best course of action to take to help the spirit continue on it journey.
|Location|| Marlow OK
|We are Christians and believe this is the devils kingdom 90 percent of paranormal activity is negative energy. We do believe angels and loved
ones can visit. We don’t challenge demonic activity and the only way to remove it is through the faith in Jesus.
|Contact Name||Micheal Rossi|
|Paranormal Travelers is based out of Edwardsville, Pa. We investigate the paranormal, hauntings, Big Foot, U.F.O.’S and anything unexplained. We are a confidential and a free service. If paranormal activity is found we will do our best to resolve the situation, in a way that is acceptable to those involved, while keeping the best
interests of our clients at all times. Our team compose of a Medium, sensitives and empaths. We also have a team member pursuing her Master’s in Psychology specializing in Clinical and Counseling.
|Contact Name||Lisa Driver|
|Location|| South Bend, IN
Two hour radius of South Bend
|Saint Joseph Valley Paranormal is a group of adults from the northern Indiana area who is committed to finding answers for people who are experiencing paranormal activity. The answers that our clients desire can range from simple validation of activity to house cleansings and blessings. Regardless of the request we receive we are committed to providing a full investigation involving property research along with a thorough follow-up that ends in a conclusion that is sometimes a haunting and other times not.|
|Contact Name||Catherine Stogner|
|Location||Marco Island, FL
|We are a newer group to the paranormal scene. We are excited to start our observations of the other side! One of our main interests are ley lines, and the effect that they have on the world. We are based in Naples and love to adventure with each other. We welcome all to contact us and join our group if interested, and we look forward to
|Contact Name||Marc Ortiz|
|Location|| Dearborn, MI
Paranormal investigators who have an interest in this field because of personal experiences. Ghost hunting allows us to enjoy the friendship of like-minded people which includes both true believers and total skeptics, so we invite you to share your experiences and stories with us!
|Contact Name||Robert Bouchey|
|We help people and give them answers and solutions to there problems. The passion my team has can not be taught. We are always learning and growing and trying new methods. We work with the most cutting edge technology. We also provide house blessings and cleansings.|
|Contact Name||David Dykes|
|Researching And Investigating Potentially Haunted Locations. Specializing In Private Home Investigations. EST 2011
Other Social Media: soundcloud.com/tellcityghosthunters
|Contact Name||Nelson Nauss|
|Our Mission is to investigate the possibility of paranormal entities with great skepticism, professionalism, and fun. We have no desire to compete with other paranormal groups. We simply wish to collaborate with like-minded individuals and teams from around the world who share our passion for investigating the things that go bump in the night.|
|Contact Name||SJ Wells|
|Location|| Bellingham, WA
Washington, Idaho, Montana & Oregon
|We do not have any particular specialties other than we do it all. The founders of FOG Paranormal have been involved into paranormal investigations & research since 1980. They are very knowledgeable and
experienced in all paranormal subjects. Their team is dedicated to helping those is search of answers and resolution to the unusual experiences they may be having in their homes, business or on their property. The mission statement of our team is that we always use dignity, respect, compassion, and integrity when dealing with those in need of our assistance and the spirits we encounter. We never charge
for our services of investiga at any time but we will accept donations in certain circumstances
|Contact Name||Jamie Shock|
Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, & Tennessee
|Follow us on: https://soundcloud.com/wkyparanormal
We focus on both the scientific & psychic aspects of our investigations. Using both our equipment and our gifted team members. We always seek proof. Covering all possible explanations before submitting anything as true evidence. We are committed to our clients and do whatever is necessary to give them peace of mind.
|Contact Name||CARLOS M. MEDINA|
|Phone||312 229 7212|
|Our team was founded on July 12, 1989 (27 years) by the Paranormal Investigator, sensitive and teaching CARLOS M. MEDINA and is made up of professionals in different branches of science (Catholic priests,
Orthodox, Charismatic, Psychologists, Doctors, Researchers Of the Sijin, engineers, university students, teachers, among others).
1.Research by the scientific method
2.Fight against witchcraft, witchcraft, black magic and santeria.
3. Helping people or sites that are being affected by these situations
4. Seek personal and spiritual improvement through knowledge and spiritual help to anyone who may need it.
5. Educate people so they know about the subject and do not be victims of scams
6. Research by the scientific method
7. Fight against witchcraft, witchcraft, black magic and santeria.
8. Helping people or sites that are being affected by these situations
9. Seek personal and spiritual improvement through knowledge and spiritual help to anyone who may need it.
10. Educate people so they know about the subject and do not be victims of scams
|Contact Name||Vonnie Bishop|
New Hanover and Brunswick County
|Follow Us||Under Facebook we are the Brunswick County Spirit Seekers we are a closed group but would be glad to add you so you can check out our page|
|We have a love a paranormal science we have EMF detectors Spirit boxes and other types of equipment for investigation we are just starting out as a group but they’re very interested in becoming a larger group we are currently working on a website and just in less than a month we have over or close to 300 members would really like to be part of your group we have a genuine interest in what we’re doing we are non-profit
and we are wanting to help souls and lost souls
|Contact Name||Lisa Jordan|
Nashville and surrounding areas within a 50 mile radius
|We offer our investigations at no charge to homeowners and businesses experiencing paranormal activity. What sets the s4p team apart from is that in addition to a thorough and professional investigation, if requested we also cleanse the home or business of ANY type entity, and we help earthbound spirits to crossover into the light.|
Fallen Angels Part 1
By David Scott
The history of demons goes back to the beginning of time itself. Demons did not always exist however. They were created as angels before man was created. As angels they were good in nature just like all the others, as God intended them to be. However, pride led to the downfall of many of them. It was this pride that caused these angels to not only think but to even believe that they were equal to God Himself. It was this pride that caused them to think that they did not have to stay in their assigned roles or duties, and thus put themselves above God and rule over even Him (Jude 6). Lucifer, who was the leader of this rebellion, would become known as Satan and the angels that followed him became demons.
It is important to know and understand one thing before I go any further. God did not create evil, he can’t. God is pure, love, kindness, omnipotent, omnipresent, etc. There is nothing bad or evil about God, there is no darkness in Him what so ever, only light.
It was the pride of some of the angels that caused them to sin against God, thus causing some of them to be chained and cast into the pits of nether gloom to be kept until the last judgment of Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 2:4) However, not all of the demons were chained and committed to those pits after the rebellion. The other demons were cast out of the third Heaven which is also known as the heaven of heavens. This is where Jesus Christ ascended to and now sits and rules over all having all authority, power, and dominion. Thus they were removed from the presence of God and Jesus Christ until the last judgment.
Once they were cast from Heaven they lost a great deal of their powers as a part of their punishment. When it comes to their powers they still have more power against non Christians than they do Christians. For example, against a non Christian they can control, possess, deceive, blind them spiritually, and trap them. To a Christian they can tempt, harass, and deceive them at times but never control or possess them. Demons can possess people and animals only, not dolls like some people believe. People will often hear stories of possessed dolls and toys and it is believed because the doll or toy was said to have moved on its own. What’s happening in those stories is that the doll or toy is being manipulated by the demon, not being possessed. Demons can not possess inanimate objects.
It’s not just the powers and abilities of demons that are popular, it’s their appearance too. Demons have even found their way into medieval art. During that era they usually appeared as little black evil creatures or “imps” in paintings. Of course demons do not actually have material or physical bodies. They can appear as a black humanoid form, but they can not duplicate the human form perfectly. This is because demons never were human. It is more common for them to appear as a black mass, red mist, or orange mist. Although demons have no true form or body they will also appear in an ugly, grotesque form to scare the people they are appearing before. This is to initiate a reaction of fear. Fear is what a demon feeds off of because it makes them stronger. Demons can also appear in more friendly forms though to gain acceptance into a home or life. For example, demons can appear to very small children as another child to gain acceptance into the child’s life and home. This is where some children get their imaginary friends. This is also a good example of how they deceive people to get what they want.
As I have stated before, demons will do whatever they can to get what they want, nothing is beneath them. Until the final judgment of Christ they have nothing but time, and the wisdom of the ages to do whatever they can to try and destroy mankind and make him/her suffer as much as possible in the process.
http://www.nademonicparanormal.com/fallen.html (no longer available)
This article is a continuation of the first one that I wrote. In the first article I touched on some of the basics about demons, and their rebellion. In the first article I referred mostly to the demons that were cast out of Heaven in the rebellion with Satan and are now being kept in chains in the pits of nether gloom until the last judgment. That is the “Fallen Angels.” However that was only some of the demons. Not all of them were cast into pits of nether gloom and/or out of Heaven. I also went into a little detail about the appearance of demons. In this article I will be discussing the other demons, their kingdom, as well as one of the most popular misconceptions about them, which is their “names.”
The other demons that I’m referring to are the “free demons.” That is the one’s that are allowed to wander the earth with Satan stalking mankind. They are also known as the “principalities”, “powers of the air”, and “the powers of darkness.” It is these demons that still have access to the heavenlies, as well as the earth. These demons are the ones that seek to corrupt, possess, and destroy mankind. Before I go any further though I need to explain what I mean by the heavenlies. When Satan was cast out of heaven he was cast out of the third heaven also known as heaven of heavens. That is the Heaven where Jesus Christ ascended to and now sits ruling over all, and having all authority, power, and dominion. Satan was cast forever out of the presence of God until the last judgment, but, not out of Heaven completely. You have to remember that heaven itself is another realm, one that we can not see. Also, all demons are “Fallen Angels” there are just different ones.
Satan is of course the ruler of these demons, and has established a kingdom of his own. Just as there is a rank and order among the angels in Heaven that serve God and Jesus Christ there is a rank and order among the demons and their kingdom in serving Satan. Scripture indicates that there is a rank and order system among the demons when it refers to Abbadon. Abbadon is the ruler of the demons in the abyss. It is from this that we can reason that Satan has some type of ranking system within his kingdom, not to mention the fact that to assume that his kingdom and the demons that follow and serve him would be unorganized is not logical.
This is where we will get into the names of the demons. I’m sure most of you have come across websites that list all the names of known demons and their ranks. While some of the names you see are legitimate, you simply can not trust all of them. As a matter of fact, you can throw most of them out. The Bible does name some of the demons in scripture as do other ancient writings. The problem with trusting any other ancient writings is that they have been found to be inaccurate as well as contradict what the Bible teaches. It is for these reasons that the names of demons found in anything but the Bible simply can not be trusted. Having said that, that doesn’t mean you have to disregard what it says altogether because some of it could be true. You should just be mindful that it could also be wrong. Remember though that the Holy Bible is the ultimate authority and it will never mislead you. The fact of the matter is that most demons will take on the name of whatever they’re inflicting or doing at the time. I will list some of the names of demons found in the Bible below. Most of these are the “gods” and idols that the different cultures and people worshipped. Scripture indicates that it was actually demons that influenced this type of worship and activity.
Finally, I need to address an age old myth concerning the names of demons. That myth is that if you say or write the name of a demon you will be attacked. This stems from the old saying “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” It is most unfortunate but there are some people that lead others to believe this. Saying or writing the name of a demon will not cause you to be attacked by one. It’s the fear and recognition that you are giving the demon that could cause an attack. Even then one would have to be around, and be strong enough to do anything. Not to mention several other things that would need to take place. I say the names of demons all the time, have just written a list of them above, and nothing happens.
In conclusion, there’s more to demons than most people realize. As I’ve said before, the only true way to correctly learn about demons and the demonic is through the Church, not your local library. Most of the websites on the internet that have information about demons are just not accurate or are completely wrong. The same goes for many of the books that have been written about demons. Unless you get your information through the Church, Seminary, or a Bible college you can not trust what is out there. Just like you shouldn’t believe everything you see and hear, you shouldn’t believe everything you read either.
http://www.nademonicparanormal.com/fallen2.html (no longer available)
|Contact Name||Kathy Poltrock|
WI, IL and IA
|As a paranormal team, we investigate homes, businesses and other public locations to document and collect data to help our clients understand the activity they are experiencing as well as educate those who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the paranormal field.|
|Contact Name||Chuck Klenus|
|Location||Las Vegas, NV
|Historic and Scientific. Our team is Historical. Scientific. We. Help those with Paranormal Activity. We cleanse, we also travel to haunted locations|
|Contact Name||Aryan Metzender|
|Our team solves paranormal cases around the world. We are basically based in India but we have members in our team from all over the globe. The name of our team is Global Paranormal Hunters but we are running our page on facebook with the name Solutions For Your Paranormal Problems. We have members with many psychic abilities & have many paranormal cases around the world. We do home cleansing, aura reading, aura healing, home blessing, face reading & reiki.
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|Contact Name||Dan Schmidt|
|Location||Grand Rapids, MI
West Michigan and beyond
|Grand Rapids Ghost Hunters is a group devoted to helping families and individuals dealing with paranormal activity. I am a pastor and I have seen first hand the oppression that can consume an individual or family when a “spirit” or “ghost” or “demon” is present. My friend and paranormal research partner Wayne has also experienced paranormal oppression. Together we strive to accomplish two tasks. First and foremost, we want to help people understand what is going on and assist them in getting rid of negative paranormal entities. Second, we want to collect evidence of these paranormal entities to prove that they exist.|
The Kansas Mystery Stone
By Doreen Stadelman Wente
In 1913, a farmer from Beverly, Kansas, named Maurice Briand, was plowing his field. This field contained a limestone slab that he had plowed around for several years. He had grown tired of the extra work this stone had caused, so he went to get a hammer, pick, and shovel to remove it. The slab was 8 feet long by 4 feet wide. As he was clearing the debris, he found that a 12 inch long by 9 inch wide by 2 inch thick piece of the stone that contained a strange inscription carved in a 4” by 6” rectangular inset. The inscription was written with symbols that Mr. Briand didn’t understand. Mr. Briand’s first impression was that it must have been an old grave marker.
It is unclear what Mr. Briand did with the mysterious stone or its whereabouts for the next decade. In the early 1920’s, the stone was donated to the Kansas Historical Society where it remained in a back room for nearly 60 years. A representative of the KHS stated that it was never displayed due to questions about its antiquity. He felt the stone was too clean and un-weathered to be of any value.
In the mid 1990’s, historian Dean Jeffries began studying the stone. Mr. Jeffries focused mainly on translating the inscription. He agreed with Mr. Briand’s assumption that this stone was a grave marker and the inscription seemed to be a death chant. The inscription consisted of 16 symbols which he believes is from the Gaelic Punic language which was a common ancient language of the Iberian Peninsula. This language pre-dates the Latin alphabet and the Spanish language. He translated the inscription as follows:
“Thy Song. Strength which powers their journey. The one who strengthens all. Oh! Thy Song.”
If he is correct about the language, the people who inscribed it are Europeans he calls the Sun Worshipers. He believes that these were the first Europeans to cross Kansas. They would have been here roughly in 500 A.D., 1000 years prior to the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vazquez de Coranado who historically was the first European to visit Kansas in 1541.
We may never know who inscribed this stone or if it truly marked a grave, but it leaves one to wonder just who has traveled across our country in the past and just how long ago they were here. For now, we can study the stone ourselves by visiting the Kyne House Museum in Lincoln, Kansas. The stone was given back to Lincoln County in 1993 and has been on display ever since.
Old West Ghosts of Hays City, Kansas
By Doreen Stadelman Wente
Every community has their share of local legends and ghost stories. Hays, Kansas is no different. Originally known as Hays City, the history of Hays is rooted in the old west. Many well-known “wild west” figures resided in or passed through Hays City. Wild Bill Hickok was the sheriff for a brief period of time, General George Custer was stationed at Fort Hays nearby, and the world famous Buffalo Soldiers were a part of Fort Hays during the Indian Wars, just to name a few. Hays City was a wild and rough town during its early years. With over 30 saloons and brothels, the soldiers from Fort Hays frequented the town. Card games, brawls and gunfights were everyday occurrences. It’s not surprising that Hays would have a good number of ghost stories to share.
The downtown, original area of Hays that was once full of saloons, brothels and merchants, has many stories to tell. One local legend says that anyone who was killed in the gambling hall was thrown down an old well out back. Other stories have the unruly being buried in the local Boot Hill cemetery. A railroad bridge at the edge of town became known as “the hanging bridge.” Anyone who actually live long enough to be tried in the court of Judge Joyce, was hung from this bridge if found guilty.
Kate Coffee, a saloon and brothel owner, was stabbed to death in her own saloon. The original building still stands. It has housed several businesses and has most recently been converted to apartments. Over the years, there have been many sightings of Miss Coffey’s ghost.
As the town of Hays grew and expanded north, the Boot Hill Cemetery needed to be moved. Many of the graves were moved to the new Mount Allen Cemetery located a few miles north of town. Many of the graves at Boot Hill had been lost, so not all of the bodies were moved. This area is now in the center of a residential neighborhood. As basements were being dug for new constructions over the years, many remains have been found. A good number of residences in the surrounding neighborhood have experienced strange happenings. The Boot Hill Cemetery is now a historical landmark and a memorial stand on the spot.
While there are so many ghost stories told about Hays City, the most well-known stories are centered at Fort Hays. Fort Hays was established in 1865 and originally known as Fort Fletcher. The fort was located along the banks of Big Creek 14 miles southeast of what would be Hays City. In the spring of 1867, the fort was destroyed by a flood. The site was abandoned and the fort was re-located on 7500 acres of land ¾ of a mile directly south of Hays City. The name was then changed to Fort Hays.
Fort Hays was a fully functioning fort during the Indian Wars, housing the regiments of the Seventh US Cavalry, the Fifth US Infantry, and the Tenth US Cavalry. The fort was abandoned at the end of the Indian Wars late in 1889 and turned over to the State of Kansas in 1900. A few original buildings still sand and are now part of a museum and a good portion of the land is now Fort Hays State University. At one time, two houses that were officer’s quarters were sold and moved to another are of Hays and used as private residences. One well known ghost story happened to a family who lived in one of these houses. The children always complained about voices and footsteps during the night. One evening, as the owner was returning home from work, she entered her house and began to enter the dining room. Around her dining room table was a group of cavalry soldiers playing cards. As she backed out of the room, the soldiers faded and disappeared. Many years later, the two houses were sold back to the museum and re-located to their original places at the fort. Occasional activity is still reported by visitors and staff.
The most well-known legend surrounding Fort Hays and Hays City is that of the Blue Light Lady. Sometime during the mid 1860’s Elizabeth Polly and her husband Ephriam came to Fort Hays. Ephriam was a hospital steward who came to the fort to attend to the sick and wounded. In 1867, a cholera epidemic hit Fort Hays. There were so many sick to take care of that Elizabeth joined in to lend a helping hand. Evenings, Elizabeth would often walk the two miles to Sentinel Hill to find spiritual comfort from the tasks she endured daily. Sentinel Hill over looked the fort and city and offered an wonderful place to relax and reflect. Late in 1867, Elizabeth contracted the disease. As she was dying, she asked her husband to bury her at the top of Sentinel Hill. He agreed, but when the time came, he found the limestone hill too hard to dig a grave. He buried her at the foot of the hill instead. Four limestone posts were used to mark the grave. Legend says that these posts were stolen by four thieves. Each of these thieves met with an untimely death. One was killed in a gunfight. Another was struck by a train. The remaining two died in a carriage accident. Because of the theft of the markers, Elizabeth’s gravesite has been lost. Attempts have been made to dig in the area in hopes of finding her remains. Several remains have been found, but there is no proof that any of them were actually that of Elizabeth.
The legend of the Blue Light lady began when people started seeing a blue, glowing ball of light floating in the area of Sentinel Hill. It is assumed that the spirit of Elizabeth Polly is looking for her grave. Others, still have seen a woman in a blue prairie dress and bonnet. One of the earliest known reports was in 1917 when John Schmidt, a local farmer, encountered a woman in a blue dress crossing his field. He attempted to call to her, but she just continued walking, entering a small shed on the property. Mr. Schmidt had his family watch for her all day. After never seeing anyone leave the shed, he went to check on the woman. To his surprise, there was no one in the shed and nothing had been disturbed. Mr. Schmidt’s farm was located close to Sentinel Hill.
In 1957, a member of the Hays Police Department was patrolling along the Interstate 70 Bypass that passes between Fort Hays State University and the old fort museum. He looked up to see a woman in a blue dress crossing the road directly in front of his car. He was positive he had hit her. He radioed dispatch to send an ambulance and got out of his car to help the woman. There was no one there. He never found the woman that he was sure he had injured.
In recent years, a crew of custom harvesters was cutting a wheat field near Sentinel Hill. Most of the crew had headed into town at the end of the day. One combine operator stayed behind to finish his “rounds”. He encountered a woman in a blue dress gliding across the wheat field. He called to her, but she ignored him and continued her walk. When he met the rest of the crew in town for supper, he told his story. The waitress told him that he had just seen the Blue Light Lady.
Whether Elizabeth Polly is actually the Blue Light Lady or just a wonderful woman who cared for the sick, she holds a special place in the hearts of the residents of Hays. A park in the city has been named for her and a memorial statue has been placed in her honor. Another memorial marker has been placed at the top of Sentinel Hill. There haven’t been any recorded sightings lately, but it seems she likes years that end in 7, so the community of Hays will have to keep watch in 2017. Maybe the Blue Light Lady will appear again.
Hays, Kansas is rich with ghost stories and old west history. Anyone with an interest in either of these subjects would not be disappointed in a visit to the area. This article only touches on a few of the stories and legends. There is so much more to discover in Hays, Kansas. And who knows? If you visit at the right time, you just might get to meet Elizabeth Polly.
The Penokee Man
By Doreen Stadelman Wente
The world we live in is full of unexplained mysteries. From the Nazca lines to Stonehenge to cave drawings, people have marveled at and wondered about these objects for centuries. Northwest Kansas has its own mysterious object; the Penokee Man.
Located in the Solomon River Valley of Graham County, Kansas, the Penokee Man is constructed of cobble-sized limestone rocks. These rocks form the outline of a man 57 feet tall by 32 feet wide. The figure lies with his head to the west and legs to the east on what is locally known as “Indian Mound.” It is believed that the Penokee Man was originally constructed of about 168 stones. Today 122 remain. The stones are thought to have been quarried from the Ogallala Formation just a quarter of a mile away.
The Penokee Man is one of less than 10 figures found in the United States and Canada. A few others have been found between Kansas and Canada leading researchers to believe they were constructed by the Blackfoot Indians of Canada. These figures are believed to be between 200 and 500 years old. Arrowheads determined to be more than 500 years old have been found in fields near the Penokee Man.
The figures were discovered when the great plains were being settled. The Penokee Man is 250 miles further south than any other known stone figure and is by far the largest. Many of the other figures have been destroyed due to agriculture. The Penokee Man is the most well preserved.
In 1879, a paleontologist from Harvard journeyed to Kansas to study the figure and determine its possible origin and use. Because of the figure’s positioning in relation to the Indian beliefs regarding the cardinal directions, he felt the figure may have had religious importance. After closer inspection, it was found that the Penokee Man had over-sized genetalia and was possibly a symbol of fertility. The Blackfoot tribes, however, have a legend named Naape. According to Don Blakeslee, Wichita State University archeologist, “Naape is not the creator of the world, but a heroic figure who transformed the Earth to make it suitable for human beings. The Blackfoot in the north believe that is what he was doing when he got tired and laid on a hilltop. He spread out his arms and marked where he was with a series of boulders. The view when you are at the Penokee Man is that you can see 360 degrees on the horizon.” (1)
A final theory of origin was presented by Erich Von Daniken, a swiss author of the late 1960’s. Von Daniken believed figures such as the Penokee Man, Stonehenge, and the Great Pyramids are all calling cards left by extraterrestrial intelligence who visited earth in the past.
Although residents of the nearby unincorporated town of Penokee, Kansas will disagree with the alien theory, they do feel strongly that the Penokee man once had great significance. The figure is located on private land and due to its deterioration over the years, it is not advertised as a tourist stop. However, the local people are fond of their Penokee Man and will always offer up their theories about the mysterious figure to anyone who wishes to learn more about him and area history.
|Contact Name||Steve DUNN|
Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky
|We investigate and determine entity identities…and figure out what it is that keeps them here, and try to determine if they could possibly mean harm to anyone or if they are passive…we offer our help to both the spirit and the living… (Spirit Mediators) if you will.|
|Contact Name||Tami Vang|
|Location|| Campbell, NY
Southern Tier of New York
|TARA’s mission is twofold in nature. First and simply put, we want to research the afterlife. What happens to our souls after death – immediately after, three days after, three months after, thirty years after death? Do we retain the personal characteristics in the spirit world as we carried in this life? Are all of the spirits that humans encounter tied to this world for some reason (unfinished business)? Or, do some spirits just want to come back to visit their loved ones still living in this world of ours? These are some of the questions we want to answer in our paranormal work.
Since our team consists of different souls following different paths in this life, we each come from a different background and bring a different focus to TARA. This diversity creates a synergy with our investigations that allows us to question, test hypotheses and form opinions. Individually we are counterbalances for each other that create a smooth-running team.
The second nature of TARA’s mission is to help others in our community – whether located here in this little berg or in another part of our land. We have all had paranormal experiences of one shape or form and have come to terms with those experiences and the existence of spirits. However, we have all come across neighbors, relatives, friends or co-workers who live uncomfortably with their paranormal experiences. Our team is here to help those people better understand those interactions with the spirit world and bring them to a more comfortable place.
|vi||Contact Name||Rodney Grundmeyer|
Tennessee, Kentucky and surrounding areas
|Tennessee Paranormal is a non-profit, paranormal investigation group; whose goal is to investigate incidents using high-tech equipment in order to determine whether or not the reported activity is caused from something man made or paranormal in nature.|
Four Corners Area
|Our investigators conduct themselves professionally and with the utmost respect of all individuals or entities involved. We use scientific & experimental tools as well as digital/video cameras as, SLR cameras and voice recorders. All investigations are entirely free and confidential. If your home or workplace needs cleansed or you need to speak about your case just give us a call anytime 24/7|
The Miraculous Staircase of Loretto Chapel
By Doreen Wente
Fashioned after the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, France, the Loretto Chapel of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a Gothic Revival Style work of art designed by the French architect, Antione Mouly. Orignally named Our Lady of Light Chapel, it was built for the Sisters of Loretto in 1872. While this building and its legend may not be ancient, it’s spiral staircase remains a mystery.
As the story goes, Monsieur Mouly died suddenly before the chapel could be constructed. When work finally ended, the workers realized that there was no access to the choir loft. As was common in that time period, a ladder was suggested. The Sisters were not comfortable with this idea due to the long habits they wore. A traditional staircase was not an option. The chapel was too small to accommodate one.
The nuns prayed a Novena, an ancient devotion consisting of nine days of prayer. During this time, the prayed to St. Joseph for an answer. On the tenth day, a traveler knocked on the convent door. The man’s only possessions were a few primitive tools and his donkey. He told the nuns that he would build them a staircase, but he wanted complete privacy. The nuns agreed and the man locked himself in the chapel for three months. The nuns claim they did not see anyone else come or go from the chapel. They never saw anyone deliver wood or supplies to the stranger.
At the end of the third month, the stranger disappeared. The nuns found a beautiful, spiral staircase in their chapel. They wanted to pay the stranger for his work and inquired around town, but no one knew who the man was or where to find him. The nuns believed that the stranger who had helped them was St. Joseph, the carpenter.
The staircase was considered to be a miracle. It was constructed of wood not native to the area and was put together with wooden pegs instead of bolts. The staircase is 20 feet tall, makes two tight revolutions, does not have a center beam and was not anchored to anything. The nuns could not understand how this was possible. It defied all logic.
Over the years, for safety purposes, a railing has been added and the staircase has been anchored to a nearby pillar. May carpenters and others have studied the staircase. Master Carpenter Christopher Francis Ocean believes that due to the tightness of the spiral, a center beam is not necessarily needed and that the stair case is not miraculous, but a “magnificent work of art.” Author Ben Radford has also studied the staircase and believes that Francious-Jean Rochas is the mysterious builder, although this has never been proven.
Today, the Loretto Chapel is a museum and sometimes wedding chapel. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the chapel each year to see the Miraculous Staircase for themselves. Whether it is really a miracle of St. Joseph or not, it truly is a magnificent sight to behold and even though some claim there is no miracle involved, it is something that many generations to come will continue to question and admire.
Sources: Washington Post January 16, 2010
By: Kent Daniel S. Villavicencio
Paxton Manor also known as Carlheim Manor was a 765 acre property that was purchased for $50,000 in Leesburg, Virginia. Built in 1877 by Nationally Acclaimed New York based architect Henry C. Dudley to be a two and a half story main house covering 20,000 square feet and over 32 bedrooms mimicked the look of Italian villas.The property was built to be the summer home of Rachel and Charles Paxton and their only daughter followed by her only son but ended up being the families home for nearly a century until the time of their deaths. As the years went by, Margaret’s son passed away at the age of five and shortly after Margaret passed away as well. From Mrs. Paxton’s death until the early 1950s, the residence was used as a convalescent home known as the Paxton Home for Children, where children recovering from illness or injury would stay during the summer months. From 1954 until 1980 it served as an orphanage and from 1980 until 2004 it served as a childcare center. The property was quiet from 2004 until 2009 awaiting its next chapter: the arrival of The Arc of Loudoun and its associated programs for children and adults with disabilities and their families.
The properties history goes way back to when the Algonquian Indians, who believed in the afterlife and practiced shamanic rituals. Perhaps their efforts to reconnect with the deceased are what have left portals to the hereafter still open. Two other tribes, the Catawba and the Lenape, frequently butted heads, and had a particularly bloody battle right by Leesburg. You can imagine that the spirits of these warring warriors have been unhappily disturbed by the influx of present day tourists. Leesburg’s colonial era is also marked by much black magic and bloodshed. Though Virginia was not as eager as Massachusetts to prosecute those accused of witchcraft, it too had its fair share of trials. You can be sure that the spirits of the wrongly convicted have yet to move on from the area. Ghosts of dead soldiers are also believed to be a chief source of Leesburg’s paranormal activity. In fact, the famous Civil War Battle, the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, occurred right by the Carlheim estate. It is said that the Paxton house is haunted by traumatized troops who may have sought refuge at the building. There is a possibility that ghosts of dead soldiers and the wrongly convicted potentially of witchcraft, orphans and a man accused of animal cruelty are rumored to occupy the premises of Paxton Manor. Jedidiah Carver, a man who lived at Paxton and was exiled from Leesburg after being found guilty of mutilating animals is rumored to have not left the property, he and his family secretly relocated to the massive underground lake that lies beneath it.
Evidence that can be seen on Youtube by Antietam Paranormal Investigators shows a spirit box recording EVP stating “Help Me” and “No” from an entity on the premises located during the properties annual event “Shocktober” That takes place in October every year. It is rumored that Mrs. Paxton can be seen walking through the house and peering out windows pointing to something on the property. Witnesses say that other bizarre events are still happening throughout the house, like paintings moving from room to room and furniture being rearranged.
Antietam Paranormal Society
|Contact Name||Randy Sunby|
|Location|| Janesville, WI
Southern Wisconsin & Northern Illinois
|The Society for Anomalous Studies is a cooperative of experienced paranormal researchers who have come together to conduct well-structured and objective investigations into claims of ghost and haunted locations, psychic and para-psychological experiences. The SAS specializes in historical research and investigations. We partner with historical societies to develop paranormal based fundraising events to support these organizations. Investigations we commit to are done free of charge.|
|Contact Name||Brandon Bathrick – Founder|
|Location|| Wellsboro, PA
United States – we go all over the US
Paranormal Research Group Looking for Possible Cases!
Hello Everyone! Let me introduce W.I.S.P.S. to everyone! We are a group of professional paranormal investigators located in the beautiful rolling hills of PA. If you, a loved one, or even a friend has any question or concerns about the paranormal; please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are composed of some of the most experienced investigators in the field of paranormal research. Armed with state of the art paranormal equipment. WISPS covers all aspects of the paranormal field. We strive to investigate, research, and obtain credible evidence of the paranormal. All sessions are kept completely confidential. We might be based out of PA, but are willing to go anywhere to help anyone in need. Our services are always free. WISPS is currently looking for cases to investigate. So if you believe you may be experiencing something paranormal please contact US. We can
be contacted through a variety of social media sources: Instagram – WISPSofPa, and last of all at
www.WISPSofPa.weebly.com. We are here to help!
|Contact Name||Rick Ferrell|
Southern Michigan , Northern Indiana, and Chicago Area
|Got Ghosts ? SSPI specializes in EVP Recordings, EMF, Shadow Detection, Vibration Detection and Lots more. We are dedicated to you
and your privacy is our main concern . We do not charge for our services and we also offer clean-sing’s
|Contact Name||Terry Derderian|
Capital District, Central NY, Hudson Valley, VT, MA and other areas considered
|We provide drama free investigations. Our motto is “Investigations that respect you and the spirit world”.
Location owners are welcome to join us on an investigation if they choose. We modern tech and old school techniques, such as dowsing rods.
|Contact Name||Christopher Bailey|
|Location|| Warren, MI
Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
|Grimstone Inc. is one of the longest continual running paranormal research organizations in the Midwest with over 20 years of service. We provide free scientific discreet investigations for private homes and businesses. Contact us today to see what makes Grimstone so different.|
|Contact Name||Jared Davis|
MS, TN, AL
|Disciple Paranormal is a protestant Christian group. I normally work by myself to keep things as private as possible and to limit the impact on the family. I specialize in teaching what the bible says about these spirits, housing blessings, and helping with possession. Disciple Paranormal doesn’t do investigations. I interview clients to find out their beliefs, what may have caused this to happen, teach the clients about what’s going on (Christian View), and then taking action to try and get rid of the entity. Disciple Paranormal will also help other groups whether I need stand by during their investigation incase one of them is attacked or to speak with a client.|
The symbolism of the Cauldron
By: Tamara Ortiz
Cauldron – a large vessel usually made of iron or copper, used for boiling or cooking. Usually associated with medieval times and witches, this is a large iron pot in which poisons, ointments and medicines were concocted.
The word cauldron comes from Latin caldaria meaning “cooking pot” in turn from caldārium, “hot bath” You will find many legends and myths throughout history that tell tales of magical cauldrons. The cauldron is a symbol of rebirth therefore represent the female energy and will often be viewed as the womb.
The cauldron is said to be the center of life for Celtic witchcraft and the most important relic that belongs to the Celtic witch. This is because in ancient times, the cauldron would have been used for all the household cooking, bathing and carrying water back and forth from their water source. For most Celtics during this time the cauldron was the most expensive item in the home and would have had religious and spiritual carvings to embellish the design of the cauldron. The higher the status of the Celtic the more embellished and extravagant the cauldron would be.
The legend of “Dagda’s great Cauldron of Plenty” is a legend that reaches far back into time. The legend states that the cauldron was one of four legendary relics of Ireland, called “The Four Treasures of Eirean.” These four items are Nuada’s Sword of light, Lugh’s Spear, The Lia Fail and Dagda’s cauldron. The cauldron was said to provide those that were worthy with an endless supply of food and water. Eventually this legend would merge with the legend of the holy grail after Christianity came to Ireland. The legend then merged the idea of the cup of Christ with the legend of the Dagda’s cauldron and they became one. Many Celtics churches because of this merge produces beautiful chalices to represent the legends of both the cauldron and cup.
Although I speak of the legend of Dagda’s great cauldron of plenty, there are many legends similar to this legend…these are just a few legends regarding the cauldron.
The Cauldron of Dyrnwich: The Cauldron of Dyrnwich is one of the 13 Treasures of Britain, according to Welsh folklore this cauldron would also only cook for the worthy and if any individual was not worthy, the cauldron was said not to boil.
Medea’s Cauldron: The folklore in ancient Greece speak of Medea and her bronze cauldron. The cauldron represented her power of knowledge, was used for herbal magic. Legend states Medea used the cauldron to help her lover Jason get past a dragon so may retrieve the relic of the golden fleece.
The Cauldron in Germanic and Norse: It is said in the folklore of the Norse, that every night, Andhrímnir slaughters the beast Sæhrímnir and prepares it in his cauldron, Eldhrimnir for the Gods and heroes to feast upon in Valhalla. The name Eldhrimnir means “sooty black from the fire”
The folklore, myths and legends surrounding the cauldron are plentiful and I can go on forever really. I am just going to end with this…an interesting element of all these legends tells the same story. If you are wise and work hard you will receive the fruits of your labor. I say this because the legends when they speak of the cauldron, they state that the unworthy will not be able to use or receive anything from a cauldron they didn’t pay their respects to or have a hand in working for. I believe this to be an important lesson.
Isaac , A. (2014). Irish Mythology. Retrieved from Aliiaacstoryteller:https://aliisaacstoryteller.com/…/irish-mythology-the-dagd…/
Mastin, L. (2009). Witchcraft. Retrieved from Witchcraft:http://www.witchcraftandwitches.com/index.html
Symbolic Dictionary . (2010). Retrieved from Symbolic Dictionary :http://symboldictionary.net/
|The Dark Side Of Louisville Paranormal Society is a team of researchers dedicated to learning about and finding proof of paranormal existence. We provide services to the public at absolutely no charge. We want to help people like you learn and understand why paranormal activity may be happening in your home or business. We want to be able to help you in any way we can. We are a professional team trained in paranormal study. Any evidence we may find on your investigation is 100% confidential unless permission is granted to post it on our website.|
|Contact Name||Max Wagner|
|Location|| Chickasha, OK
All of Oklahoma and surrounding states
|We are a non-profit paranormal investigation team located out of Chickasha, Oklahoma. WE DO NOT INVESTIGATE PUBLIC CEMETERIES WITHOUT PERMISSION, we investigate houses, businesses, or abandoned buildings with FULL permission from owners or residents. Our services are completely FREE, but we do accept donations. We investigate throughout the state of Oklahoma and surrounding states. We honor all
confidentiality requests from our clients and we do not release any personal information without the clients approval.
|Location|| Grand Blanc, MI
|2 person team who specializes in day time investigations. Have investigated all types locations as well as residential. No fees are
By: Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
Demonology Team chair
“Belial means “without a master”, and symbolizes true independence, self-sufficiency, and personal accomplishment. Belial represents the earth element.” – “The Satanic Bible”
Anton LaVey (1969) Book of Belial: introduction
Of the Christianity, Judaism or Islam, has heard of Belial. He is Second on to Lucifer in the Hierarchy of Hell. Boys that did have the a Bris/Circumcision were called the “Sons of Belial”.
It is believed that Belial was Created as an Archangel right after Lucifer and helped Lucifer start the rebellion in Heaven. This made him one of the first angels cast out.
In Recent Movies:
More recent adaptations have taken Belial in many ways, sometimes only using the name.
The classic 1922 film Nosferatu says that the titular vampire originated from “Belial’s seed,” implying Belial’s hand in the creation of vampires.
One of the possessing demons in the later film The Exorcism of Emily Rose claims to be Belial, in this case possessing a small child.
Belial also figures in John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667). There, he is the Fallen Angel responsible for making “atheists” of priests, including the sons of Eli. In Book II of Paradise Lost, Milton depicts Belial as handsome and smooth-tongued, but one who realizes that the war against Heaven is dangerous and hopeless of success. Thus, he counsels sloth and ease. His hope is that if Hell does not provoke Heaven further, that the fallen angels may grow accustomed to the pains and fires of the underworld, and live in comfort. Belial does not advise seeking forgiveness or pleading for mercy from the heavenly victor.
Master of the Earth:
Now, let’s get to the Demonolatry side of the story.
Belial is The Sixty-eighth Spirit. He is a Mighty and a Powerful King. He appears in the Form of Two Beautiful Angels sitting in a Chariot of Fire. He speaks with a Seductive Voice. He gives excellent Familiars, and governs 80 Legions of Spirits/Demons. King Belial must have Offerings, Sacrifices and Gifts presented to him by the Demonolater, or else he will not give True Answers. Remember, He is a King, treat him with respect.
Belial is the carnal side of man, the lust, sex, pleasure and therefore the principal drives that make living worthwhile. People derive all the principal emotions of the higher ego from Belial: Pride comes from self-control and suppression of Belial’s influence. Strength, pleasure and independence come from embracing it. Belial is the Master of the Earth, the force that holds Humankind by its short hairs, any security or stability are results of lessons learnt from dealing with Him.
Belial is the champion of simply being human, for the flesh, the material and the carnal. In essence, a reverence for Belial affirms how “good” the flesh/humanity is. Unrestrained by law or morality; lawless; immoral; dissolute; lewd; lascivious, Unrestrained; uncurbed; uncontrolled; unruly; riotous; ungovernable; wanton; profligate; dissolute; lax; loose; sensual; impure; unchaste; lascivious; immoral, dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure.
Belial is an excellent spirit to work with if you want a promotion or a new and better career entirely
By: Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
Demonology Team Chair
Hersheypark is a family theme park situated in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States, about 15 miles east of Harrisburg, and 95 miles west of Philadelphia. – Wikipedia
Address: 100 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
Opened: May 30, 1906
Area: 121 acres
Phone: (800) 437-7439
Owner: Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company
Roller coasters: 13
Water rides: 14
Hershey Park was created by Milton S. Hershey, in 1907, as an outdoor recreation center for his factory workers. The park was an ideal setting for picnicking and boating (“Hershey, The Sweetest Place on Earth”). In the years following, amenities were added including a swimming pool, an outdoor amphitheater, and rides. Admission to the park was free, but the attractions had a pay-as-you-ride policy.
Pools were added in 1929. These were located across from the “Chocolate World” attraction. The story goes that over the years, several kids drowned in the pools. In the 1970’s, these where filled in and all that remains are Lighthouses that were located nearby. There have been reports over the years of children, in old swimming attire, running where the pools once stood.
Night Watchmen have smelled the distinct odor of Cigars. It is a known fact that Milton S. Hershey was a connoisseur of cigars, possibly checking in on the progress of his creation.
Another story of that Night Watchman is The Grand Carousel, with its lights ablaze and the Wurlitzer Military Band Organ piping out “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” revolving in the wee hours of the night.
In the 1970’s, several tracts of house where bought up from the surrounding land for an expansion. An Elderly women, stressed from the pressure to sell her house, committed suicide from the “Kissing Tower”.
Today people buying French Fries, at the stand nearby, claim to hear her moans and cries for help.
During that expansion period, new rides were installed including the SooperDooperLooper, the first looping rollercoaster on the East Coast. This was plagued with issues from the start. During its Inaugural run, July 4, 1977, the coaster broke down, with the park’s CEO in the front seat, stranding the passengers on the lift hill. All the VIPs had to climb out of the train and walk down the precarious catwalks to safety.
On August 25, 1977, William Harter, a sixteen-year-old Lebanon High School senior, was in a vocational training program, working at Hersheypark as a maintenance man. Harter was working on the SooperDooperLooper, removing bolts from a magnetic control device switch which normally stops the train. He was standing between the track’s rails with his back towards the train. The train suddenly started to move and ran over him. There are reports of seeing him walking the tracks at all ours. Still making sure the ride functions
“Hershey Community Archives – Hershey Park.”Hershey Community Archives. WordPress, 26 Aug 2010. Web. 23 Nov 2010.
“Hersheypark.” Hershey, The Sweetest Place on Earth. Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, n.d. Web. 22 Nov 2010
“Hersheypark Worker Killed When Roller-Coaster Starts .” Reading Eagle 27 Aug 1977: 3. Print.
“Park Fatality Probe Ends.” Reading Eagle14 Sep 1977: 15. Print.
Wolf, Christopher E. Ghosts of Hershey and Vicinity. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009. 36-38. Print.
|Contact Name||Michael C. Kelley|
|Location|| Greeneville, TN
TN, NC, VA, KY
|OHPR is a small group and we have investigated several places like OSPH, Waverly Hills, St. Albans and different places close to home. All members are working class and we do not do this for a living. Every investigation we learn something all the time. We are not like the big shots, we are down to earth and looking for ghosts.|
|Contact Name||Billy Kurfman|
|Location|| Nevada, TX
|We are interested in studying and leading all aspects of the paranormal and help make contact for reasons to help positive entities and also help deal with and help with negative entities.|
|Contact Name||Mark Warner|
We perform free paranormal investigations in Ohio and surrounding
|NOPSS was formed in 2009 and is located in Northeastern Ohio. We perform free paranormal investigations for private residences and businesses in Ohio and surrounding states. We are dedicated to the research and investigation of paranormal activities, as well as understanding and continuing to learn about the paranormal. We feel that people should be able to live in peace and be comfortable in their homes or businesses. We handle all our cases with the utmost respect and complete privacy. If we can help someone in anyway to understand and be less afraid of what may be going on in their homes or businesses(whether paranormal or not) then we have done our job.|
By: Tamara Ortiz
Hello Paranormal Seekers,
There is an unknown creature reported to be seen flying through the skies in Africa. This creature is said to be the Kongamato (less known names of Oliatau or Sasabonsam), Kongamato meaning “overwhelmer of boats” or “breaker of boats”. Although most reports come out of Africa, there have been sightings of the Kongamato in North America, Australia and parts of Europe. Some speculate that the Kongamato is an ancestor of the pterodactyl.
Pterodactyl – a pterosaur of the late Jurassic period, with a long slender head and neck and a very short tail
Pterosaur – an extinct warm-blooded flying reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, with membranous wings supported by a greatly lengthened fourth finger, and probably covered with fur.
There are several descriptions of the Kongamato but most individuals describe a very large flying creature with reddish, brownish skin, some report feathers. They go on to describe a long neck, a long tail, pointy ears and a very large wingspan.
In 1925 a well-known British newspaperman, G. Ward Price and the Duke of Windsor learned of individuals that had been attached by a giant flying creature in Africa. Price interviewed the victims and showed them a picture of a pterodactyl, the victims stated that this was the creature that attacked them.
In 1956 an engineer by the name of J.P.F. Brown reported seeing two prehistoric looking creatures flying over Fort Rosebery, Zambia. Brown reported that the creatures had long tails, narrow necks, teeth and a wingspan of 3 and ½ feet. A year later in 1957 a man was treated for a chest wound at the Fort Rosebery Hospital ER; his report of the creature that had attached him was very similar to Brown’s report.
In 1988 cryptozoologist, biologist, vice-president of the International Society of Cryptozoology and Scientific Director of the Loch Ness Phenomena Investigation Bureau between 1965 and 1975 Roy Mackal PhD led an expedition into Namibia in search of the Kongamato because of reports he had read and studied. There was no hard evidence produced from this expedition but a team member, James Kosi reported to have seen the Kongamato at about 1000 feet above him.
There are many cryptozoologists that continue to search for evidence of this amazing cryptid. So if your ever find yourself in Kongamato territory, make sure you keep an eye to the sky in search of this illusive creature, do this to catch glimpse but also to stay safe, for it is said by many tribes in Africa that the Kongamato is very strong and can pick you up and carry you away.
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Cryptozoology. (2006). Retrieved May 24, 2016, from Dark Site Kongamato: http://www.darksites.com/
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By: Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
Demonology Team Chair
Last night, I had a wonderful conversation with a person that was wondering about seeing large Black Birds (the nature type. Not Conspiracy Theory type).Could these be Demons? Can, indeed Demons shapeshift in to other creatures? Can a demon be bound to a location to repeatedly haunt it?
It has been my experience that they can change their appearance. Marbas is one that comes to mind. He is said to have a Head of a Lion and the body of a man. This can cause a lot of fear in the practitioner. This is especially true when he speaks with his powerful voice. The Summoner can request that he appears in a less frightening state.
This can also be the opposite. If the Summoner is requesting the Demon to appear threatening to an adversary, the Demon can choose to do so.
As I have found, in my experiences, Demons don’t Haunt on their own accord. They generally have a reason. Once the reason is done, so is the “haunting”. Demons are not bound to the Earth as a Spirit might be. Think of a Demon as you would a Deity, more or less. You wouldn’t find an Angel bound to a specific spot on Earth. Therefore, why would a Demon?
Trust me, if they stayed bound, my house would look like the Haunted House at Disney World.
In Demonolatry, They have no real need to Haunt humans. Lucifer is a big on Free Will. To scare someone would do the opposite. It would turn you away and toward “God”. IF, like the Bible says, he is so opposed to “God”, why push you towards “God”?
Now, I will get back to the Big Black Birds.
There are numerous accounts of “Black Birds” in Mythos all over the world.
Odin, or Norse/Teutonic Myths has two, Huginn and Muninn. Their names mean “Knowledge and Memory”. They are said to fly the Nine Worlds and bring him reports
In the Celtic Traditions, The Morrígan (“phantom queen”) or Mórrígan (“great queen”), also known as Morrígu, is often associated with Crows and Ravens.
In Native American Totem Animals; Ravens wisdom includes introspection, courage, self-knowledge, magic, healing, creation, rebirth, keeper of secrets, master magician, shape-shifter, mysticism.
Now to Raum.
Raum is a Great Earl in Hell. He commands 30 Legions. His appearance is that of a Great Raven. But, at the request of the Summoner, will assume a human form. His abilities are stealing riches from Kings, to destroy Cities and Dignities of Men, and to tell all things, Past , Present, and Future. He will also cause Love between Friends and Foes.
He would be one to call upon when you back is against the wall by someone more powerful or influential then you. To summon for learning knowledge of events that are to come.
His “Stealing of Riches” can also be interpreted as stealing of knowledge and secrets. So all of this this would make him and his Legion very formidable against some much bigger then you. Raum is extremely helpful in legal battles against large conglomerates.
It must be noted that Members of the Corvus Family (Crows, Ravens, Bluejays), have extremely well developed memories, can learn to make tools, and have facial recognition abilities. Mourn and bury their dead. They also remember people that have been good to them, and those that mistreat them. They are NOTORIOUS for stealing shiny objects.
Maybe this is a reason why we have collective nouns like; “A Murder of Crows” and “An Unkindness of Ravens”.
Just something to think about before you chase birds away with stones and brooms.
By: Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
Demonology Team Chair
THE U.S. HOTEL
Address: 401 S Juniata St, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Hours: Open today · 11AM–11PM
The U.S. Hotel is open every day for food service. Plus, the bar is popular with locals also.
Built back in 1835 this historic location has its own history, along with legends and ghost sightings.
The U.S. Hotel located in historic Hollidaysburg (just one block off the Pennsylvania Rte. 22 at Wayne and S. Juniata Streets) is known throughout Central Pennsylvania as the mysterious haunted hotel. It has been the backdrop for several TV and Local Paranormal Investigative teams.
The original hotel was built in historic Hollidaysburg, PA, by John Dougherty, in 1835.The hotel has since had many different owners and at one point during World War II the Navy set up a radio school. Over time the hotel fell into a state of disrepair and the original relics that once sparkled and shined eventually were destroyed. Luckily Karen and Jason Yoder looked beyond the dust and debris when they decided to purchase the U.S. Hotel and bring it to its former grandeur of days gone by.
The business has been closed again Jan. 1, 2013, when former owner Karen Yoder signed over the deed to the property to Altoona First Savings Bank to avoid foreclosure.
Local building contractor Don Delozier, Has since purchased the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern.
Ghost hunters from all over have investigated the entire hotel. Interviewing customers and the owners and dug deep into the history while attempting to establish a reason why ghosts would inhabit the hotel. One report was of an answer came in the form of a unexpected panic attack causing one investigator that ran out of an upstairs room. They had witnessed an apparition of a pretty woman with long auburn hair lying on a bed in a room completely and utterly writhing in pain and holding her head.
Another report of a group witnessed the shadow of a male ghost carrying an axe. He is believed to be a man stabbed mortally in a bar fight. It is believe he roams the halls looking for vengeance.
The upstairs is no longer taking overnight guests that are among the living. It seems there is an abundance of guests that are permanent residences.
Customers have reported seeing ghosts walk through the banquet hall in period dress. Plates and glasses fall in the kitchen area.
It is said that when parties are held. People can here walking and laughing on the staircase, as if the non-visible residents are coming to join the festivities.
Ladies have reported that there is a “filthy” looking man that watches them lecherously.
Some have seen a bride looking frantically for her lost lover. It is believed that she might be the same woman that is seen in pain on the bed. It is rumored that she committed suicide after being left at the aisle.
Reports of Murder Suicides are believed to be the basis for some of the children that reported to roam the halls and play tricks on patrons. Keys disappear and reappear. People report hair being touched. Giggling and running in the empty areas.
This really seems to be a “Hot Spot” for activity and might be a location to investigate further.