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Paranormal Pop News #25

Police in Wisconsin Train Their K9 Unit in a Haunted House, WISN in Racine Wisconsin reported.
When you come across a police dog out and about in the world it’s sometimes impossible to resist petting it, but that’s a no-no. When these dogs are on the job as part of a K9 unit they’re all business and focused on the task at hand with nerves of steel that not even treats or head pats can distract them from. The training that goes into them being able to do this is more intense than you would imagine and for the Racine Police Department in Wisconsin, it involves some unusual methods.
According to local news source WISN, the Racine K9 unit is taken to an abandoned haunted house complex in Mount Pleasant to desensitize such things as loud noises, unpredictable situations, and flashing lights. If you’ve ever found yourself getting through a particularly scary haunted house and thought “man, if I could do that, I can do anything,” then you understand how these brave dogs feel at the end of their training.

Destination America shared recently that California Residents claim Chupacabra is stalking their pets.
Some people in Southern California claim their pets are in danger. And the danger is coming in the form of a Chupacabra who is stalking and attacking pets in the area.
Cary Shuker told the Press-Enterprise that he shooed away a hairless creature from near his home in Riverside. He described it as two feet longer “than the biggest coyote you’ve ever seen” and with a tail like a rat.
The creature got angry and hissed and growled and he believes it was a Chupacabra. But what is a Chupacabra?
Also known as the “goat sucker”, the Chupacabra is essentially a vampire creature that feeds on pets and livestock.
Reports claim it stands about four to five feet tall and has long claws, glowing red eyes, and spikes down its back. While some believe that Chupacabra sightings date back to the 1970’s or earlier, the monster actually first appeared in 1995 in Puerto Rico.
And many are saying this isn’t real. Loren Coleman, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Maine, said it was likely a coyote with mange or a similar much more common animal.
“DNA results prove these are 100 percent canid (coyotes, foxes, dogs and red wolves), usually with mange, Coleman said.
Still you never know. You just may want to keep your pets inside just in case.

 

The HuffPost shared that NASA responded to a 9 year old who applied to be a Guardian of the Galaxy. The kid’s application to become “planetary protector” went viral.

Fourth-grader Jack Davis is prepared to take on the interstellar role of planetary protector, and NASA would be happy to use his skills…some day.

Jack, 9, submitted a cover letter to the agency that went viral after a family friend posted a photo of it on Reddit. Jack signed the letter “Guardian of the Galaxy,” and listed some reasons why he thought he’d be a good fit for NASA’s new position: He has seen just about every space and alien movie he can, he’s good at video games, and he’s young so he has time “to learn to think like an alien.”
“One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien also,” Jack wrote.

Unfortunately the job requirements to be a planetary protector for NASA aren’t quite the same as they are to be a special agent on TV, according to the response Dr. James L. Green, NASA’s director of the planetary science division, sent back to Jack.

“We are always looking for bright future scientists and engineers to help us, so I hope you will study hard and do well in school,” Green wrote in a letter posted online. “We hope to see you here at NASA one of these days!”

The six figure position at NASA is actually about protecting other planets from us humans and all our foreign germs – it involves collecting specimens from across the solar system and bringing them back to Earth.

 

If you hear of or experience something Paranormal or Unusual and would like to share it with the show check out our website at http://www.theparanormalpop.com or join us on our facebook page to keep the conversation going.

That’s everything for today for your weird and unusual Paranormal Pop news update.

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Paranormal Axis: Evolution Sneak Peak

With the Paranormal Axis: Evolution published and available for purchase on Amazon, I thought you might enjoy a sneak peak at the final book of the trilogy…

Mike found himself in a very different place from earth. Not a reality like he had been in at the Inn either, this was a dark desolate place, a dimension of the dead.

Everything that had once lived on earth but that was now dead lived here. Trees, animals, people and other worldly creatures that he had never seen before, all dead. Like a world of zombies, only they weren’t interested in eating your brains.

There was no color, everything was in tones of grey’s and black. The only light came from a constant electrical storm crackling and sparking in the sky.

Most of the beings here seemed all very negative, either crying and sad, hostile and angry or just scared and lost. It definitely wasn’t anybody’s happy place.

When Mike had first died the Grim Reaper had tried to take him and the other freed spirits but it didn’t take long for the Angel’s to swoop down. They flew down and scooped up all of the innocent souls like an eagle would catch its lunch.

The Reaper fought hard, but was no match up against so many of these angelic birds of prey. The Angels took most of the Reapers souls, leaving only a couple for him to transport to a different, much more unthinkable place.

While all of this chaos had been going on, that’s when Mike had spoken to Emma. It was brief but it was long enough to attach himself to his ring.

Then at that very moment one of the Angels swooped down beside him.

“We cannot take only part of a human. As long as you are fractured and part of you is attached to that ring you are bound to wander in purgatory, never moving forward.

When you have completed your journey, let go of the ring and we will come for you. Be warned though, the longer you stay in purgatory the more confused and attached you will become to the ring until you cannot and do not want to let it go. Once that happens you will be lost with no help, or hope in purgatory forever” the Angel warned me.

I had heard what he said, but the entire time I was just in awe of the beauty of this creature. It had no color other than its eyes. Everything was a radiant glowing white. There was no skin color, no hair color, nothing unique or different about any of them, just the most fantastic mystical grey eyes. The Angels were in a half human half bird like form – oddly enough similar to the Sluagh, only very beautiful. The wing span was massive, the feet were talons but the hands were human. As I stood in front of this Angel and heard everything it said to me, at no time did I have any fear.

It gave off a feeling of love in gradient waves from the white light shimmering off its silky and flowing body and the spirit behind those grey endless eyes drew me in more. The pureness of this love and being was something I had never known before.

Then it stopped speaking. It had given its warning to me and was then gone as fast as it came.

The Grim Reaper hadn’t stuck around either. He had gone as quickly as he could. He wasn’t waiting for me, at least any place that I could see. I didn’t want to stick around to find out if he would come back though.

This is when the new awareness of purgatory became my current reality. With that love and light gone it was almost like I had fallen into a void where I was emotionless and stunned from the experience.

I watched the electrical storm zapping with an almost elegantly dangerous attraction but I managed to shake myself out of my stupor and remember the ring.

As soon as I thought of it I felt it tingling on my finger. I had to find where it was. I felt inside that I just knew where I had to go to find it. I sensed it, almost as if the ring was calling out to me, telling me or magnetically pulling me toward it.

I allowed the attraction to the ring to lead me forward. Making my way through the dismal dreary and almost apocalyptic domain I was careful not to disrupt any of the other beings.

It didn’t take me long though to figure out that I had someone or something on my tail.

It was following like a wispy shadow that darts about from the corner of your eyes. The second you look it’s vanished and you weren’t sure if you saw something or if it was your imagination. The faster I walked and the more determined I was, the more interested this shadow was. At some point it must have decided that it wanted to reveal itself to me because it stopped just long enough for me to fully see it.

The shadowy figure was an elf. It looked young and curious but then was gone as quickly as it had come. I knew it continued to follow me but I tried to keep my head down even more now and not make eye contact with anything. With an intrigued elf spying on me I rushed off into the foggy abyss. I didn’t know the way, but I knew where I would end up.

As I walked on I realized and whispered quietly to myself…

“The ring is at the Inn and the others will be there too.”


Paranormal Pop News Update #24

Beyond Reality News reported that actor Rob Lowe claims he was almost killed by a Big Foot type creature while filming his new paranormal reality series.
After Bates Motel concluded its 5th season run earlier this year, A & E made the decision to end production of scripted projects to focus exclusively on “reality” programming (which has always been the cable network’s bread and butter). Still they’re retaining some horror sensibilities with a new paranormal reality tv series a la The X-Files…The Lowe Files featuring Rob Lowe crisscrossing the US with his sons, looking for the truth behind some of America’s most enduring mysteries.
“If you put Anthony Bourdain in a blender with Scooby Doo, you’d get the tone of this show,” Lowe told Entertainment Weekly.
The new docuseries (is the) actor’s first foray into reality television, fronting a family affair that sees him traversing the country with his sons, Matthew and John Owen, as they probe into a slew of mysterious phenomena – from the exploration of an underwater alien base off the coast of Malibu to working with an esteemed shaman at Preston Castle, a reportedly haunted reformatory for boys – with curiosity, science, and a well-reared sense of humor (and the appropriate amount of skepticism as well).
Most exciting (and unbelievable) are Lowe’s claims that the 9-episode series will culminate in a real-life documented confrontation with a Sasquatch (aka Bigfoot).
“We had an incredible encounter with what locals call the wood ape, which is in the Ozark Mountains. I’m fully aware that I sound like I’m a crazy Hollywood kook right now. (I was) genuinely terrified… I was lying on the ground thinking I was going to be killed.”
The Lowe Files premieres on A & E on Wednesday August 2nd.

Destination America shared recently that Dead People’s Things is a store that specializes in treasures from the deceased.
The town of Millersville, Tennessee is home to a very unique store that specializes in rare items obtained from scounging through the houses, barns, and cars of people who have died. The name of the store, Dead People’s Things, leaves no doubt in a person’s mind that they’re offering up more than just your run of the mill estate sale experience. Among some of the more unusual items found in the shop are a selection of haunted dolls (all listed at $13 a piece), taxidermy, vintage toys, and a battered saw with the words “tattoo removal” painted on it.
Shayne Parker friend/business partner John Baker say that their love of hunting down unusual items is kept in check by the constantly rotating stock of the store. As fast as they can fill it up, the items get purchased, which then allows them to go and continue the hunt…which is the best part.
“We sell at great prices so we can get money to buy more junk”, Parker says in a quote to The Tennessean. “I like to say we are ‘temporary hoarders.’ We say the business feeds our junk addiction.”
Sounds like a trip to Tennessee may be in the works for the avid collectors out there.

 

Dread Central.com reported recently that The Conjuring 3 is departing from the style of the previous two entries.

Both of James Wan’s The Conjuring films are masterfully crafted slices of haunted house terror. Something about the way he shoots his films fills you with complete dread and terror as you fear for all characters involved.

His secret is that the scripts he directs demand that we take the time to get to know all of the people in the story. And not just know them, but become a part of their lives, their rituals. When these people become endangered, our terror is so strong because we truly care about the characters that are at peril.

For the third entry, the formula of Ed and Lorraine Warren helping to cleanse a haunted house is going to change as producer Peter Safran feels that the series needs to go in a new direction. Speaking with CinemaBlend, Safran stated, “There are some cases that maybe aren’t as well known, but they spent a fair bit of time researching and were part of them. Clearly we can’t do another haunted house movie. We can’t do another supernatural possession in a house, with a family in peril. So, it’s got to be something different than that.”

Considering the wide variety of supernatural phenomena that have been reported across the world throughout the ages, it seems clear that the third film will avoid ghosts in favor of something else. Perhaps more can be gleaned by Wan’s assertion that The Conjuring 3 “…has got to be set in the ‘80’s? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

 

If you hear of or experience something Paranormal or Unusual and would like to share it with the show check out our website at http://www.theparanormalpop.com or join us on our facebook page to keep the conversation going.

That’s everything for today for your weird and unusual Paranormal Pop news update.


Michigan Paracon Weekend!!!

Super excited to be at this event again this year. Check it out at http://www.miparacon.com and come on by…


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Now Available on Amazon!!!

Yay – so excited to say the final book in the Paranormal Axis Trilogy is complete, published and ready for purchase. You can get your copy through Amazon or a signed copy through me directly!!!

 


Paranormal News Update #22

This story has been making its way all over social media but I first saw it on Mysterious Universe.org

Make $64,000 per year as a Nanny in a Haunted House.

What scares you more? Toddlers or a haunted house? How about toddlers in a haunted house? If none of that fazes you there’s a $64,000 a year nanny job waiting for you in Scotland. A family is advertising around the world for a nanny to care for their two kids and multiple ghosts after losing five previous nannies in less than 12 months. How bad can it be?

We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years. We were told it was “haunted” when we bought it but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless. Five nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason. Including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving.

The anonymous ad was placed on the nanny locating site childcare.co.uk by a couple in Jedburgh Roxburghshire. Owners of the site noticed a lot of activity on the ad and assumed it had to do with the generous annual salary and 28 days of vacation plus bank holidays. Then they read the fine print.

“We haven’t personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we’ve been out of the house, but we’re happy to pay above the asking rate, and feel it’s important to be as up-front as possible to find the right person.”

$64,000! Keep repeating this over and over as you fill out the application. The nice couple points out that there’s a spectacular view of the Scottish Borders. It’s a spacious historic property and you get your own “comfortable room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen.”

While you’re thinking about all the ways you can spend that money in Scotland, you probably overlooked the fact that there’s not much in the ad about the ghosts, other than the ‘strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving.’ Was someone murdered there? Is it built on an old cemetary? Some royal scandal hidden there?

$64,000, Twenty eight days vacation, your own bathroom with a view!

“We are keen to find the perfect long term nanny, so if you’d like to be considered for this rewarding and exciting position, please do get in touch with us.’

Just don’t look out the window after dark!

 

Destination America reported that Harry Potter fans are claiming that a dementor was seen flying across the moon.

Before we get into the crux of this story we first need to go over a key definition. Harry Potter universe there exists a thing called a dementor. According to the fandom wiki page for the Potter books a dementor is among the foulest creature to walk the earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope and happiness out of the air around them… “Get too near a dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you.”

Video footage has recently emerged online of a mysterious shape flying across the face of the moon that theorists are saying is most likely one of these dementors.

The video which is believed to have been shot from an observatory in Oman, is creating quite a stir among UFO and Harry Potter enthusiasts alike. While many people are convinced that the object could be nothing other than a dementor, there are conflicting theories pointing towards it actually being a space squid or merely contrails from an airplane. What do you think? Should we be getting our wands ready, or is there a more logical explanation for this?

If you hear of or experience something Paranormal or Unusual and would like to share it with the show check out our website at www.theparanormalpop.com or join us on our facebook page to keep the conversation going.

That’s everything for today for your weird and unusual Paranormal Pop news update.


Paranormal Pop News Update #21

This story isn’t much of a paranormal story – more of a pop culture one – Oreo Cookies is offering $500,000 in a contest for its next cookie flavor creation.

The grand prize winner receives $500,000 and a trip to New York City. The winning flavor will also be in stores across the U.S. Three finalists each receive $25,000 and the opportunity to have an Oreo creation produced and available in stores for a limited time.

Here’s How To Enter…

Submit your idea online at: eprize.com/myoreocreation

Text your idea to 59526

Or post on Twitter or Instagram including #MyOreoCreation #Contest

Flavors that are already taken are: Cinnamon Bun, Red Velvet, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Cream, Peanut butter, and Mint Cream.

 

Mail Online reported this week that we could soon be reversing death. A U.S. company is starting trials to reawaken the dead in Latin America in a few months and this is how they’ll do it…

A U.S. firm called Bioquark plans to test stem cell theory on brain dead patients, the method, which hasn’t been tested on animals, will be tested in Latin America. The team outlined a trial proposal last year to do in India but were shut down.

The first attempts to bring people back from the dead are slated to start this year. Bioquark, a Philedelphia based company, announced in late 2016 that they believe brain death is not irreversible. Now CEO Ira Pastor has revealed they will soon be testing an unprecedented stem cell method on patients in an unidentified country in Latin America.

To be declared officially dead in the majority of countries, you have to experience complete and irreversible loss of brain function or brain death.

According to Pastor, Bioquark has developed a series of injections that can reboot the brain and they plan to try it out on humans this year. They have no plans to test it on animals first.

The inaugural stage of the trial will likely follow the plans laid out last year for a trial in India. Initially, Pastor and his collaborator Himanshu Bansal, an orthopedic surgeon, planned to carry out the first tests in India. Days after announcing their ambitions, the plan was blocked by the Indian Council of Medical Research urging the duo to take their trials somewhere else.

However, the study record detail gave the wider public an idea as to how they plan to approach the trials. The first stage, named “First in Human Neuro-Regeneration and Neuro-Reanimation was slated to be a non randomized single group proof of concept study.

The team said they planned to examine individuals aged 15-65 declared brain dead from a traumatic brain injury using MRI scans, in order to look for possible signs of brain death reversal.

Specifically they planned to break it down into three stages.

First they would harvest stem cells from the patients own blood and inject this back into their body. Next the patient would receive a dose of peptides injected into the spinal cord. Finally they would undergo a 15 day course of nerve stimulation involving lasers and median nerve stimulation to try and bring about the reversal of brain death whilst monitoring the patients using MRI scans.

The idea of consent in this context is complicated since the patients are all technically dead. However, the definition of death is also more blurry than it once was. Confirming death used to be straightforward when the heart stopped beating, a person was unresponsive and no long breathing, they were dead.

Now it’s more complex since we have more advanced ways to keep oxygen pumping through the body, keeping the brain stem functioning, for example by keeping a person on a ventilator.

It means that most countries today, including the US and the UK identify death as permanent loss of brain stem function.

The Bioquark trials are part of a broader project called ReAnima. Pastor is on the advisory board for ReAnima. According to the website, the project is exploring the potential of cutting edge biomedical technology for human neuro-regeneration and neuro reanimation.

Speaking to Mail Online last year, Pastor said: The mission of the REAnima Project is to focus on clinical research in the state of brain death, or irreversible coma, in subjects who have recently met the Uniform Determination of Death Act criteria, but who are still on cardio pulmonary or trophic support. A classification in many countries around the world known as the living cadaver.

 

Michael says that audiences can expect to see a classic “haunted house scary movie” – but one that’s very much a drama about people dealing with grief and loss. He adds, from what we’ve done over the last couple of months I think everyone will be pretty scared.

If you hear of or experience something Paranormal or Unusual and would like to share it with the show check out our website at www.theparanormalpop.com or join us on our facebook page to keep the conversation going.

That’s everything for today for your weird and unusual Paranormal Pop news update.