Paranormal Personalities

Holzer stories coming to reality TV and big screen?

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This is a publicity release that includes lots of projects involving the daughter of famous ghost hunter, Hans Holzer. “Growing Up Haunted” Book By Author Alexandra Holzer Optioned As Potential Feature Film By Vance Entertainment – SHOOTonline. Alexandra Holzer, a renowned, East Coast-based Paranormal Investigator, “Sensitive,” Journalist, and Author, and Vance Entertainment, a Hollywood-based entertainment…

Hard to take these claims Siriusly.

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This film is LOADED with what I will too kindly call “questionable claims”. “This really is the greatest story never told.” Oh, really? Story, yes. Truth, you’ve GOT to be kidding. Sirius Film Feat. Dr. Steven Greer By Emmy Winning Amardeep Kaleka Opens April 22. ‘Sirius’, a provocative crowd-funded documentary film from Emmy winning director…

JZ Knight’s lawyers ask for inside info from Facebook

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The court case between JZ Knight, who runs the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, (RSE) and former members of the school continues with issues over privacy, free speech and copyright. The original case left the realm about what went on at the school and turned into a defamation case. The Knight legal side has been successful,…

When pigs fly: Pigasus awards bestowed on the deserved

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The honors were given yesterday, April Fools’ Day. JREF’s Pigasus Awards “Honors” Dubious Peddlers of “Woo”. Since 1997, the JREF’s annual Pigasus Awards have been bestowed on the most deserving charlatans, swindlers, psychics, pseudo-scientists, and faith healers—and on their credulous promoters, too. The awards are named for both the mythical flying horse Pegasus of Greek…

Irony alert: Book about Finding Bigfoot from people who have never found Bigfoot

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Everything you need to know about how we make money off not finding Bigfoot. Animal Planet is releasing a book based on their successful series “Finding Bigfoot”. Amazon.com: Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need to Know . A howl in the distance. The biggest footprint you’ve ever seen. A blurry figure in the distance. These are…

Possessed Derek Acorah scares kids, says Ofcom

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TV celeb psychic Derek Acorah in trouble again as the television standards authority in Britain says he broke broadcasting rules on his show, Most Haunted. Most Haunted could have spooked kids in pre-watershed slot, Ofcom says – Media News – Digital Spy. An episode of Most Haunted – featuring psychic Derek Acorah becoming ‘possessed’ –…

Author David J. Pitkin has died

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Paranormal storyteller David J. Pitkin has died. David J. Pitkin, retired teacher and local author, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at his home in Chestertown. Graduating from Corinth Central High School, the State University in Albany and Goddard College in Vermont, he held a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, a Master of Arts in…

TED under fire for pseudoscience AGAIN (UPDATE)

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Back in December, TED, the premier web site for “ideas worth spreading”, took some lumps because the ideas they were spreading were pseudoscientific nonsense. They did something about it. So they said…  TED directors take a stand against pseudoscience. But things have not improved so much. They are currently under fire again for having Rupert…

JZ Knight suit to focus on defamation claims, not alleged practices

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One we missed from the 2nd but is a followup to an incident with channeler JZ Knight. JZ Knight, who runs Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, is suing a former student for releasing videos that make her look bad. Unfortunately, some additional interesting stuff that goes on at the “school” isn’t going to be allowed under…

Ingo Swann, of remote viewing notoriety, has died

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Prominent American psychic research subject, parapsychologist, and author, Ingo Swann, has died. Ingo Swann – Encyclopedia of Parapsychology. Born September 14, 1933, at Telluride, Colorado, he studied at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, receiving a double bachelor’s degree in biology and art. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served three years in Korea,…

George Fawcett, UFO researcher, dies at 83

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The old guard of UFO research is passing away… Lincolnton UFO pioneer dead at 83 | CharlotteObserver.com. As a kid in Mount Airy, George Fawcett played basketball with Andy Griffith and got hooked on UFOs. A 1944 newspaper article describing “mysterious balls of fire” spotted by American pilots over Germany during World War II sparked…

Ramtha followers win the lottery, credit remote viewing

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Press releases can just make my day. This one is propaganda for J.Z. Knight’s Ramtha School of Enlightment. Win the LOTTERY! Lucky Days for The Enlightened — YELM, Wash., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –. A remarkable run of Washington’s Lottery winners, all from the Yelm area, have cashed winning tickets of $10,000 or more during the…

Editorial – Looking for the best answer: Sorry it burst your paranormal balloon

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Lately, there is a thing going around web sites that promote fringe ideas. They enjoy bashing James “The Amazing” Randi, one of the world’s most prominent skeptics and unveiler of charlatans. I suppose it’s not new, but I see it a lot lately. There have even been several attempts to personally discredit him. Many commenters try to…

Dr. Oz portrayed as a shill for useless treatments

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Oh I do like this piece, with quotes from Edzard Ernst and Steve Novella. Can you trust Dr. Oz? His medical advice often conflicts with the best science. – Slate Magazine. No. You can’t trust him. Edzard Ernst, has dedicated his career to analyzing research on alternative and complementary medicine; he found that the supplement…

Alternative ancient history author Philip Coppens dies

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Author and investigative journalist, Philip Coppens passes away. Philip Coppens Of ‘Ancient Aliens’ Passes Away [Report] Philip Coppens, commentator on The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens: The Series, has reportedly died. Hundreds of “RIP” messages have poured in on the official Facebook page of Philip Coppens, the author and investigative journalist best known for his work…

Archie Roy, professor and psychical researcher, dies

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Professor who probed the paranormal dies aged 88 | Herald Scotland. Professor Archie Roy, the astronomer who dedicated much of his career to investigating the paranormal and life after death, has died aged 88. The Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow was a a consultant to Nasa as it prepared to send…

Parapsychologist Barry Taff on psychosis and fake paranormal performers

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Dr. Barry Taff, recognized parapsychologist, writes a long and disturbing commentary on his site about Psi and Psychosis: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid detailing incidents of mental illness he has experienced with acquaintances who are obsessed with the paranormal. He concludes: The ever increasing problem of mental illness associated with the paranormal must be addressed and soon,…

Dennis Markuze (aka David Mabus) arrested again (Updated)

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There is an announcement via Twitter from the Montreal Police that known spammer and online harasser, Dennis Markuze, otherwise known as “Mabus” has been arrested for violating probation. Twitter / SPVM: D.Markuze was arrested for …. He has been posting tweets in various forms as “Operation Archangel” and has been sending emails, signed on to…

Zak Bagans believes suicide victim’s ghost spoke to him; using it for record

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Ghost Adventurer Bagans appears to be exploiting a tragic death while talking nonsense. TV Ghost Hunter Uses ‘Ghost Voice’ in Music Zak Bagans, the ghost-hunting star of the popular Travel Channel series “Ghost Adventures,” is releasing music later this month that he claims includes the voice of a television actor’s ghost. According to a press…

Paranormal Paparazzi premieres this Friday

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Host Aaron Sagers Talks Paranormal Paparazzi. Aaron Sagers has been around the block. He’s been an entertainment journalist for 10 years, has run ParanormalPopCulture.com for the past four and has contributed work everywhere from CNN.com to Playboy. Now he’s the lead man for the Travel Channel’s new show “Paranormal Paparazzi.” The show premieres this Friday,…