I remember one Halloween, when I was 6 or 7 years old, wanting to dress in something scary while trick or treating. Around that time, my whole understanding of scary monsters were ghosts, dragons, bridge troll or any villain from a fairy tale. Keep in mind this was all before the Internet, DVD s, and even before VCR s with the only access to entertainment included books along with 12 channels on television. My final choice was a ghost and with mom’s help I dawn on the classic costume of an old bed sheet that had two eye holes cut out. This Halloween will have many spirits floating around as we look into the Japanese lore of Yurei in this week’s installment about monsters of nightmares.
One of the most important items to have in any paranormal investigation is a camcorder or even a smart phone with a camera. Video recordings are needed in collecting data, providing evidence, capturing views from alternatives angles and any number of other reasons. Over the years, the technology in recording devices had advance greatly along with the believable hoaxes and fakes of paranormal caught on tape. In the past decade, I seen my share of fabricated videos, but there are a few which have not been fully debunked or explained, These recordings have appeared on the news, Internet and cable TV as possible ghost or paranormal activity to actually been taped. Here is a YouTube video that shows five of them.
A few days ago, when over to a friend’s place to watch a few horror movies which including the Blair Witch Project. I remember the first time watching the film in theater and enjoying those few moments of suspense, but now it does nothing much for me. I guess that what occurs with any movie you watched 15 years after its release. However, I did learn something new about the film that my friend had informed me about. The Blair Witch Project was inspired from an actual legend of a witch named Moll Dyer who lived in Maryland, USA, during the 17th century.
Happy Canada Day everyone! I should be back home this weekend with work wrapping up on Friday. Got some ideas for new articles to post and maybe starting a fictional section on the blog. While working, talked with a few individuals who also shared interests in the paranormal. They informed about a placed they visited called Stull Cemetery where it is said a portal to hell opens. Here is a YouTube video that explains more.
One of the first convention I ever attended was at a hotel in Toronto. There I have seen the latest in ghost hunting equipment, talked with several paranormal groups and learn of the newest research. I remember while attending a question and answer session with one of the guest speakers, someone asked what places would likely to be more haunted one could investigate. His answer was not the cemeteries or burial grounds, but areas that seen and experience the worst of human atrocities such as prison and battlefields. The example he gave which is the final installment of the most haunted places on earth series is Fort Gorge in southern Ontario.