Monday, December 22, 2008
How indeed? Another year is set to close and we are nowhere near presenting irrefutable evidence of ghosts and hauntings than we were this time last year or the year before or the year before that. As much as we may like to pretend otherwise, a blinking K-2 meter is not evidence; neither is a triple collar tug, a shadowy figure caught on tape, a psychic’s feelings or electronic voice phenomena…
While we focus on this lack of evidence, let’s also remember that there isn’t any scientific evidence to support the existence of the ego or the unconscious. Is the brain “…nothing more than a wonderful meat mechanism” as Edison said in 1910? Or was Freud closer to the mark with his three part psyche; the id, the ego and the super ego? Are human beings ruled by their primitive instincts and powers? Is our purpose in life simply to overcome these instincts and powers? Are dreams the royal road to the unconscious? Of course, like ghost hunting, and paranormal research; it’s all theory.
But theories are just that and subject to change. Freud’s student, Jung took his teacher’s ideas and expanded on them. Called a mystic philosopher by some and hailed as a scientific researcher by others, Jung saw a collective unconscious (universal mind.) that is a repository of shared human experiences and memories, normally hidden from our conscious. Perhaps some of us are able to tap into the collective unconscious more effectively than others. Is this the reason for Thomas Edison’s inventive mind? Or the Sleeping Prophet Edgar Cayce and the readings he gave while in a trance?
Within Jung’s collective unconscious are four archetypes: the self, the shadow, the anima, and the animus. The Shadow archetype may explain the new phenomena in ghost hunting, demons. As we struggle to come to terms with the Shadow within ourselves we project our unacceptable behaviors—after all it is easier to see the Shadow within others than to see it within ourselves…just look at what the bad demon is doing now…
In his 1917 essay On the Psychology of the Unconscious, Jung described the Shadow as, “the sum total of all those unpleasant qualities we like to hide, together with the insufficiently developed functions and the content of the personal unconscious.”
So those inappropriate emotions we’ve been taught to repress since early childhood, anger, rage etc etc are part and parcel of the Shadow. Dark, dark, dark; rather than look at the evil we are capable of let’s frighten ourselves with the demon and the evil ghost as well.
Opinion, conjecture, theory and whatnot! How much do any of us really know about ghosts and hauntings, and what happens on the other side?
In a November 1926 interview for The Forum, Thomas Edison said, “I do not know that it would help us much if we knew more than we do about what comes to us after this life is ended by death; but there has been advance in other phases of our knowledge and I will not deny the probability of advance in this. At present the Soul’s immortality is one of those things in which man instinctively believes, but about which there is no proof when it is regarded from the strictly practical standpoint. Would proof help us?”
Would proof help us? It’s a damn good question. Would it? How? Further in the interview Edison explains why we don’t have knowledge of what he calls the soul’s immortality. “There are two reasons why we do not possess positive knowledge on the difficult subject of the soul and immortality. Principal of these is the fact that we do not at present know how even to begin investigation of them. Thought in this line has been nebulous and loose. Mathematics, which is the only exact science we possess, cannot be applied to it in any way as yet discovered. The soul apparently is not something to be analyzed by chemists or weigh in scales or photographed, or recorded by any instruments whatever. “
It is interesting to note that the Forum interview took place six years after his interview with Austin Lescarboura entitled Edison’s Views on Life after Death that appeared in the October 30 1920 issue of Scientific American Magazine. It is this earlier interview that people refer to as evidence that Edison was working on a machine to communicate with the dead.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Carl Gustav Jung
So 2008 is slipping away…And while we have our opinions, our theories and conclusions, we have no evidence…no proof…Perhaps opinions and theories are all we will ever have...
Saturday, December 13, 2008
He did not mean that the stage of the opera house would be given over to ghosts but rather that images of the living would remain forever on film. Recently we’ve seen an example with Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in the Dark Knight.
Could it be that the inventor was thinking along the same lines for his sound equipment?
Did he have a hand in designing or operating the box that is called the Thomas Edison Telephone to the Dead? Personally, I don’t think so. Just as I doubt that Edison sits on the other side eagerly awaiting his next trans-death communication through the box…IMHO it’s arrogance to assume that any of the great minds, once they’ve transitioned, have nothing better to do than regularly communicate with us. When he was alive Edison was careful who he permitted into his laboratory. According to an article in Modern Mechanix October 1933, his experiment dealing with ghosts was conducted in secrecy with only a few scientists and Spiritualists present. The experiment failed dismally.
Even today decades after his death, Edison’s name adds credibility to the claim of a so called telephone to the dead. Even though Thomas Edison gave interviews in which he claimed to be working on a machine that would communicate with the dead, no prototype has ever been discovered. Nor have any notes that mention the device been found among the millions of his papers. One thing is certain, if Edison had a retinue of attorneys guarding the rights to his the name the way Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley do, his name would probably not be affixed to any so called telephone. Not without costly name licensing that is.
An article in Fate Magazine April 1963 tells of a séance in which Edison was contacted. During this séance, he supposedly told where the prototype could be found…
Though he later denied it, Edison joined the Theosophical Society in 1877. One of the society’s beliefs was reincarnation and Edison had his own particular views on reincarnation.
At age 63 Edison said, “When a man is dead, he is dead! My mind is incapable of conceiving such a thing as a soul. I may be in error, and man may have a soul; but I simply do not believe it."
These words hardly seem like those of someone who was interested in afterlife communication. Granted, they don’t seem like those of a man who believed in reincarnation either. However, eleven years later when asked by a reporter what his thoughts on death were, Edison’s viewpoint seems to have changed.
“We say a man dies. Perhaps, in a sense, the term is accurate when the aggregate which we have called a man ceases to function as an aggregate and, therefore, no longer can be called a man; but the expression is not at all accurate if by it we mean that the life which kept that man at work or play ceases to exist. Life does not cease to exist.
Certainly a man of many contradictions, did he actually build a machine to communicate with the dead? What’s your thoughts?
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So this is our salute to all you working moms out there; there is no love more fiercely protective than that of a mother for her child. It is an undying unconditional love that sets us on our life’s path while attempting to prepare us for whatever life might toss our way.
Being a mom is a full time job. There are no set office hours, days off or vacations. If a woman is financially blessed she doesn’t have to juggle the demands of an outside job with her mom job. She can stay home and enjoy quality time with her little ones. She can sing, dance and be silly with her children. She can teach her kids things and witness that first wavering step, the first word, and all the other childhood milestones we moms cherish. The stay at home mom is fortunate. No one, save those who have never raised children, can doubt that the stay at home mom is working.
But there are many moms who must take on the added responsibility of jobs outside the home. And here in the 21st century these women are still looked upon with suspicion. Sarah Palin is an example. Whatever our feelings are toward Palin, no one can deny the questioning of her mothering abilities that came when she eyed the VP position. Here was a woman who wanted to ascend to the second highest position. How dare she? The responsibilities of being a mother were such that she could not possibly do both jobs well, they said.
Leaving Palin in Alaska, let’s look at the less financially blessed. These are the women who work two jobs; the full time mom job and the full time job that puts food on the table. It is not selfish on their part to pull themselves out of bed each morning, get their children ready for their day, and prepare for the eight hour grind that awaits them. They may be professionals, factory workers or service workers; they are working moms spending eight long hours away from their children out of necessity. Hopefully they will not miss that first step, or word. But bills must be paid.
In a perfect world, moms would have the choice of staying home with their children or working outside the home. But here in the real world, they are not given that choice. And so they do what they must. And that is, work outside the home.
Monday, December 8, 2008
" Terrorist do you enable them? If so, I WILL find you!!!
Current mood: bitchy
Hola my sweets!
My my my am I grumpy this morning! Woo hooo - must be 'hormones'! Ya know how we women can be.
The last entry I posted was regarding "unity" in the para-community. I thank the hundreds-of-people who read my entry as well as those who either shot me a personal email or the most brave for posting a comment upon my page; however, my intent wasn't achieved so I'm blogging again.
Let's get right back to the start .... seems my bulletins and blogs have been & are continually being forwarded to others under negative pretenses. Mind you, I don't "private" my profile nor my blog writings nor do I discriminate and deny friendships of others based upon their views, religious beliefs, marital status, color-of-their-skin ... so I'm a wee bit confused but whoops then again I'm not, now that I put my thoughts into writing ... people alike hang in packs, so duh, of COURSE there's a culprit or TEN who is 'stabbing' me in the back and sharing my writings without my consent.
SO ONCE AND FOR ALL ... BACKSTABBERS, DELETE ME BEFORE I DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE, which I WILL have no fear! IF NOT, I'll use you as the PERFECT example as YOU'RE the epitome of ALL that's wrong with our para-community! And whoops, I have this big arsed mouth and I just simply cannot refrain. [also, let me clue you in on something -- terrorists are carnivores and they'll turn on you fast as they did me when they realize you're growing tired of their rudeness and desperate cries for attention and stand-up to them -- then *WHOOPS* in a blink-of-an-eye YOU'LL been their "main course" ... but then again, IF you have a low social status which by bashing you won't bring them any glorified attention they so desperately seek, then they'll simply delete you and move-on -- IF YOU'RE LUCKY... if not, you're a wh*re, b*tch, c*nt, mentally ill, call your house anonomously trying to destroy your family with LIES, threaten your kids ... heck, they're so pathetic, they'll even pick on your friggin PURSE, for even IT isn't safe! *maturity at its finest, ey*]
Ok, let's sum it up, shall we. I KNOW someone is sharing my stuff, it's obvious. Whoever you are, kudos to you hope you feel well for being a "player" (although "pawn" would probably be a more appropriate term)! Merry Christmas and Happy New to you! I hope you sleep well at night and get all your just desserts in this lifetime AND the next!
IF ONE HAIR ON EITHER OF MY CHILDREN GETS HARMED, I WILL NOT STOP LOOKING FOR YOU and FIND YOU I WILL!!! Take that piece-of-cake and shove it down your ugly throats! Read me? Got me? Hear me? I mean it!!! DON'T EVER EVER EVER THREATEN MY CHILDREN OR MY FAMILY!
Oh & one more thing I want to clarify -- I'm not a dreamer, life isn't ideal so noooo I don't believe we'll EVER have complete para-peace! We can't for as long as there is hate, hate there shall be! Hitler was a hater! Napoleon was a hater! Bin Laden IS a hater! And what drives haters is the quest for power as hate is the most contagious of all emotions and sadly there are sooo many WEAK people to accommodate such atrociousness it takes flight as if there are no boundaries but alas there is, MY KIDS!!!! Even here in the para-community! How friggin sad considering THIS IS JUST A F*CKING HOBBY YOU MENTALLY ILL FREAKS!!!!
I have to confess, I'm literally SICK of this crap -- how about you?! I'm sick of being picked upon just because I have a love of ghosts and of history! Geez, never realized those were traits to threaten a person's welfare! And boo to you, I've never claimed to be the "IT" girl in the para-community ... ha, tis YOU who thinks YOU are!!!! See, I haven't any podcast, nor do I pen a magazine, ask to be the 'star attraction' at any para-cons, heck I don't even do the 'ghost groupie' crap anymore but alas I'm the "bad" one! Hmm? I simply love ghosts and find watching the scientifically-gifted teach us we CAN detect these fascinations. I guess those traits-of-mine makes the para-community look badly in the public eye .... ya know, my simply finding ghosts and our life hereafter as intriguing but y'all, well, you're vicious and cannot even allow a chick from Indiana to enjoy her love anymore. YOU'RE ALL SIMPLY F*CKING PATHETIC and I FOR ONE am now EMBARRASSED to share with people this love of mine! Ooooh tis not for fear I'll be laughed at or shunned as I USED to be for finding such "taboo'ed" happenings as fun (thank you Jason & Grant for breaking THAT social bread for us) buuuut BECAUSE OF YOU, you vile terrorists!
Unity is a good cause ... I disagree with anyone who claims others wise! I realize we'll NEVER have complete harmony as there will ALWAYS be an ugly, worm-ridden, apple in the bunch buuut even in the bushel you don't see the smaller apples rolling to the big-apple-side-of-the-bushel just to cause drama before rolling back to the "small apple side" of the cart as a player and watch their "work" unfold!
So with that said, I've a lot to ponder - as should you for remember, they're ugly carnivores who despite my KNOWING they'll get what THEY deserve, I'm sick of it all! I think I'm going to take up knitting instead -- far more exciting a hobby. I mean, I'm just saying!
LAST CALL -- EITHER DELETE ME, YOU TWO-TIMERS, OR I WILL SEEK YOU OUT AND MAKE A HUGE SPECTACLE OUT OF YOU!! I've soooo many friends on here, I won't even notice you're gone so do it NOW and not wait as I've this habit of petting snakes lying-in-wait and I've an inkling who you are! So here's where you can PROVE you're brave and noble as you want 'them' to believe, just takes one measly little click and waa laa, you can be proud you did the right thing and I can feel free'er and cleaner to be rid of such trash!
Sorry to the other 99% of my friends for having to read such a negative entry but alas I couldn't hold it in any longer! To you, and ONLY you, I sincerely apologize but beware, I will NOT back-down as I'm relentlessly vicious like that!
AGAIN, I WILL REPEAT -- THREATEN MY CHILDREN, MY FAMILY, OR MY LIFE EVER AND I WILL BE BEHIND YOU BEFORE YOU CAN SAY, "BOO"! And that's a f*cking promise!!!!
Hugs and all that crap ....
P.S.: Now that it's a PAID work day, let's see how many terrorists blog in my regard or STEAL this blog from me and color it their own! I soooo hope their bosses discover their sneaky ways! *hint* Oh the day, oh the glory, oh the long-arsed unemployment line they obviously believe they are immune to yet WILL be enjoying! But alas my pretties they aren't! ESPECIALLY when the job they hold is one funded by the government, ya know, the one WE THE PEOPLE fund! "
Firs of you all you whack job, we may be bitches or whatever name du jour you have chosen, but we would NEVER bring peoples' families into this bullshit. We will not talk about your children, who you're fucking, or what STD you may have. NEVER. WE, unlike some people, realize this is not real life even though some people - like Mellen - are ate the fuck up with it.
I have said before, you can call us whatever names you would like or that your empty little head can muster, but you LIE and it will be seen by the masses because WE will post about it. No one even reads your pathetic little blog or comments on it, so we'll make sure it gets seen by our readers. I know people will ask why we even give you the time to respond. We have been ignoring your ridiculous attempts at attention for some time now even though you lie like it's your fucking job. But when you accuse us of doing something illegal, well, it's a whole different story. If you think we have been terrorizing you, you are sadly mistaken. My guess is there are a LOT of other people that have seen what a freak you are and you likely have many other people that think you're nuts besides us. Trust me, YOU ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT TO US THAT WE WOULD BOTHER CALLING YOUR FUCKING HOUSE.
Also, the cracks about the employment - are you STILL too fucking dense to see that there are SEVERAL of us and we all post at different times and have different schedules. Since you are so brilliant, you do know that interfering with someone's income is called tortious interference, right? You better watch it, chicky.
You have repeatedly made comments about our weight. Let me tell you something, the fact that you are nearly naked on your website and are STILL getting less attention than a bunch of fat women is PITIFUL. You are hack. It's time you realized it and crawl back in your hole, you jealous, pitiful, loser. And that picture made me throw up in my mouth a little, too. EWWW (shivers at the thought).
Friday, December 5, 2008
Below is a copy of an email I received today…But before going there, allow me to say…
Years ago, before TAPS became the big stars, heroes and gods of the paranormal; I was friends with Mike. I helped him get his foot in the door at some of the places he investigated in Las Vegas and sent him prospective private residence and members. But somewhere along the way, I lost my glitter. The name Janice Oberding could not contend with TAPS. And so when it comes down to it, we all make choices. Mike made his. Being affiliated with TAPS is top priority. I am a member of the hated Ghost Divas. I dared to speak out against TAPS and the phoney coat pull. And for those who want to keep their heads firmly implanted up TAPS collective asses that was enough to say adios Janice and thanks for the memories. Oh and Merry Christmas Mike. May you always bask in the glory of TAPS, may you always enjoy your coveted status as a TAPS family member.
I received a call from Britt Griffith (TAPS family manager) he said that LVPI's status as a part of taps is up in the air. It is mainly the ghost divas and the negativity that they post towards TAPS. It is with regret that I have to let you go as a member of LVPI. You think it is easy for me to do.....It is not. I will always be your friend and if you ever need me for anything I am here.
LVPI Founder/Lead Investigator/Chief EVP Specialist.
Certified Paranormal Investigator & EVP Specialist
Las Vegas Paranormal Investigations & EVP Research
www.freewebs.com/lasvegasghosts also www.myspace.com/lvpi
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Affiliates of TAPS, AAPI, AGS and Ghost Research International.
posted by Dean Terry
At first this photo seems to be a couple with a large head floating between them. But look again - things aren’t always what they seem.
Most people who look at this old photograph will probably see a large bearded head between the two figures. It looks like an image of Jesus.
You’ll probably think it’s just a crude hoax from bygone days. But look again, carefully. This is not a hoax at all. What the photo actually shows is a child sitting on the man’s knee.
Block out the head’s “hair.” That’s just a collection of foliage in the background. The “eye” is the face the child, shadowed by a large white bonnet. The “nose” is the sleeve of the child’s shirt. And the “mustache” is the child’s arm, bent at the elbow.
Be patient. It may take you awhile to see this.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Back in the early days of the West there weren’t enough peace officers to go around. So vigilante committees like the 601 were formed by law abiding citizens to enforce the law. The problem was, these vigilantes weren’t above breaking the law in order to enforce it. They were justified because after all, they were the good guys.
Many a person was lynched because the vigilantes determined the law against murder had been broken. Why waste time with a judge, jury and a trial? The 601 were only good guys wanting to keep their community safe and peaceful. If they stepped over the line, they only did so in the name of goodness and decency…Tell it to the poor bastards they left swinging on the end of a rope.
Those loud mouthed hooligans who disturbed the community’s tranquility might not have been hanged, but they received warnings to leave town or else. Or else meant the hooligan had lost the freedom to come and go as he/she saw fit. Not by any judgment in a court of law, not even because he/she was cooling his/her heels in the local jail. The vigilantes limited the hooligan’s constitutionally guaranteed right to liberty in order to maintain law and order and peace and decency. Why not? They'd already denied the man swinging in the tree his.
Historians can surmise some names of the vigilante groups, but not all…Not really so proud of their own lawlessness, the vigilante 601 hid behind anonymity and masks.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Who said it, I don’t know. But the wisdom in those words is obvious. Working a job you love is half the battle; it makes Monday easier to take.
I believe this is one reason so many of us in the field write books, create films, present workshops, put on conferences, accept paying speaking gigs, and etc.. We make a little doing what we love. And what’s wrong with this?
Regardless of the subject, true crime, fantasy, recipes, biographies, horror, is there any writer who doesn’t hope to make money on his/her books? Why should those who write about the paranormal not also hope to make money on their work? Should we pretend to write strictly for our love of the paranormal? Or should we claim we do it only for our art’s sake? Can’t we love the paranormal and our art while also striving to keep our checking accounts in the black?
I’m not a sports fan; could give a rat’s ass who wins the Super Bowl, the World Series or The Stanley Cup. It’s all the same to me. Rah-rah-rah; that said, I see no difference between these players banking millions for engaging in a sport they “love” and a paranormal writer make a few measly dollars off his/her work. Same thing, you work you should get paid.
This applies to all of us in the paranormal being lambasted for making money in the field. Those who are screaming the loudest, I bet you’re a big sports fan. You might even paint your face team colors; wear a block of cheese on your head, or a team color wig. Rah rah rah for the millionaires scrimmaging, the millionaires on the pitchers mound and the moneybags battling it out on the ice. So tell me again, what’s wrong with someone making money in this field?
Perhaps the field could be more like a local amateur poetry group; no one is striving to make money, only to create art for art’s sake…I know ars longa, vita brevis. But still…Yeah I can almost hear Charles Bukowski laughing…
Yesterday I saw a hawk scoping out the back yard for smaller creatures mice and birds. He swooped down, grabbed one in his talons and was gone. A few hours later he was back. Not this time. I was ready to run out there and scare him off. But my husband stopped me. “He has to eat too.”
He has to eat too…So do we in the paranormal. And if we can make money doing what we love, why not?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Fear is a secondary emotion, in this case caused by embarrassment possibly confusion.
It's funny to us that people are fearful of who we are and what we have to say about the paranormal field. Those same people are creating the "power" that so many have claimed that we have. We do not have "power" and we never said or even suggested that we do. The HATERS have created the Ghost Divas... not US. We are nothing more than some mouthy women that think outside of the box when it comes to this field called paranormal research. We came about because we were tired of the lack of common sense in this field... instead.. the Haters have created a mecca of information and resources that are handed to us on a silver platter. Why? Because we ARE NOT ALONE. We are not the only ones that believe that stupidity has NO PLACE in the field of paranormal research. These haters have made a mockery out of of our field of research and we, among others will not stop until people start to THINK TWICE before they do something stupid. That is why we are here, this is what we do. We want people to THINK AGAIN before acting like an idiot then turn around and suggest they are something they are not... like a "scientist" or even a "researcher". We are here because we are not simple minded followers like a lot of people in this field. We among others have a voice, and we use it. The rest of the world expects it and they are privileged to it. We are tired of people dumbing down what we do as researchers. If we do not talk about it.... nobody will ever learn anything nor will they be able to process their own thoughts and opinions about subjects of the "unexplained". The Ghost Divas are not set out to be famous, popular or whatever kind of tag people are placing on us. We have a voice, we use it and it's not our fault that people are uncomfortable with it. If you do not want to read... it's simple. DO NOT READ OR LISTEN TO US!
NOTE: ALL of the Ghost Divas are writers. ALL OF US! It takes us a few minutes to "blog" while in turn... it can take you hours maybe days to build a campaign against us. If you are content with wasting time.. go for it. Hope you and your utterly boring life are happy together. It's NOT normal to fixate on the Ghost Divas. If you are... then you are fucking insane.
Dear Ghost Diva Haters of America- Has it even crossed your simple mind that you are giving us power and acknowledgment with every step you take against us? You are giving us power that we did not ask for with every panic ridden moment that you have felt and dealt? Has it crossed your mind that with every "bad thing" you do to us, more people come forward with new information about the charlatans in this field? Dear Haters... You have Created us. So, what the FUCK are you going to do now?
We have had yet another "blog" removed on myspace...ahem, we know which one it was... and it's okay. It's just funny as hell that some people are genuinely "afraid" or "threatened" with us to the point that they will go out out of their way to get things deleted. What are they afraid of? Someone's opinion? Someone does not like what they do or stand for? Some words, on a blog? Seriously.. put on your big boy or girl underwear. We are nothing more than some mouthy dames that like to write/blog and talk to people about their opinions concerning the paranormal. The "haters" have created a legacy for us... we have had nothing to do with it.
Remember- Once people stop talking about you is when you should get nervous. Ask anyone in Hollywood!
PS- thanks to everyone that is adding us back. Yes, we are requesting friends. If you don't want to be our friend... then DENY our request. It's simple :)
Monday, November 24, 2008
So Mellen and everyone else who has accused us of HATE, this is for you!
There is no group more reprehensible and vile than the KKK. NONE! To tell you the truth, I assumed they’d all just died or gone away. I was shocked to see the television news special with them spewing their intolerance and racial hatred. I was so ashamed of these people I wanted to cry. Innocent children being indoctrinated into a one color world that harbors only hatred for any but its own kind will become adults with twisted hearts and souls. The rage and bitterness dwelling within these people in their horrible hoods frightened me for the people of color I love and hold dear. My beautiful African-American grandchildren, Aleshia and Kayden would be hated on sight by the KKK. So would my adorable Vietnamese/American granddaughter Lauren and my Hispanic grandson Justin. And other family members and friends, all hated because of the color of their skin. This is the 21st century and things are changing. Maybe it is naïve, but I hope the members of the KKK will disband and stop hating. I am not the only Diva with a rainbow family; to even suggest that any of us would join the KKK was perverse and ignorant.
But HATE doesn’t stop with skin color. Witness the recent passing of Proposition 8 in California. How dare anyone tell two people they cannot fall in love and get married like the rest of us? One of my friends is the best psychic you could ever hope to encounter. He knows his stuff. He truly does. More than once, I’ve been amazed by his accuracy. He is kind, gentle and well educated. He recently married his longtime boyfriend, before California voters passed the ridiculous Prop 8Congratulations Jason and Michael…
Hopefully the state of California Supreme Court will see Proposition 8 for what it is; an attempt to withhold the same rights straight people enjoy from the gay/lesbian community. If that isn’t HATE, I don’t know what is.
When asked if he thought gays should be allowed to wed, Kinky Friedman said it best—Kinky said “I believe they have as much right to be miserable as the rest of us.”
Don’t know who Kinky is? Google him.
Now to clear up something~~ Those of you who heard me make a joke about a friend photoshopping Barbara Bush’s hair onto Chip Coffey? Guess what! The friend who did the photoshopping is a gay man. A lesbian friend recently started a fine organization for women. Some of you may even be members. Before you start tossing out ridiculous accusations, why not take a look at a person’s friends list.
HATE can be more than just about sexual preference and skin color. Some HATE others because they happen to come from other countries and speak different languages. They call them invaders and complain that the newcomers are bringing Spanish language to our country. Tengo Preguntas! I’ve got some questions: 1) what do you suppose the Native Americans thought of the English speakers who came to Plymouth Rock? 2) Don’t you realize that the pilgrims invaded this country? 3) Do you realize that Spanish is a fascinating language, have you made any effort to learn it? Or are you too busy criticizing those who don’t speak your language?
Thanksgiving and I am thankful for many things. One is the fact that I was raised in a family that had a very diverse group of friends. I was taught at an early age not to judge others because of their sexual preference or that their skin color was different from mine. I was taught to see people for who they are, to explore and to embrace the differences of other cultures that make our world a wonderful place.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Experiences are not proof. There are some gifted psychics to be sure, but can we claim their feelings and findings as irrefutable proof? If I tell you that I have a terrible headache where is your proof that I in fact have a headache? None; therefore you must take my word for it. So it is with psychics. This is not discounting personal experiences. Most of us have had one or two. And while these experiences might convince us, they are not proof to others.
There are photographers in the field working with infrared and other specially designed cameras. Some of their photos are remarkable, but not proof to those who don’t already believe. Photographic proof is almost an oxymoron when it comes to ghosts; especially with all the photo doctoring software available. In the hands of the unscrupulous these programs can whip out anomalies faster than you can say, “Cheese balls anyone?”
Recently, someone wrote that she was aware of people who used photo software to stretch themselves skinny. Then surely she is also aware of photo manipulation. And so is everyone else.
Orbs are in a class all by themselves; one either loves them, or hates them. Some of those who championed orbs as ghosts in the early days of digital cameras, have done an about face and now disavow 99.9% of them. There are those who still vigorously insist orbs are ghosts. The problem is distinguishing genuine ghostly orbs from dust, moisture, and bugs etc.
Research into Electronic Voice Phenomena didn’t begin with the film White Noise. But even those who didn’t care for White Noise had to admit that one thing the film did was bring mainstream attention to EVP. And there it was, everyone started recording and gathering evidence. Unfortunately, just like photography it’s easy to fake EVP. So where’s your proof that this is real EVP and not fake? When on the investigation is each person required to start in with an empty recorder? Empty as in no previous sound files. This is one way to stop pre-recorded sound files from making their way into the world as Class A EVP.
It’s easy to awe those who aren’t in this field with our evidence. Wow look at those photos, listen to that EVP. But ask yourself this, does your evidence stand up to the intense scrutiny of your peers? Does your evidence offer proof that ghosts exists?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
From Mellen's recent bulletin...
These individual's calibur has been blown-open by their public SUPPORT of the "evil" Divas we all know and despise!!! The profile in question, Free All Spirits! Way to jump in you stupid bitch. Love your new found pair of balls and all, but they are you prepared to lose them? Evil huh?
Be aware, IF you patronize anyone who follows those evil diva wenchs, you're empowering them as all they are TRULY out for is popularity -- if no one heeded them or their "Kool Aid Kid" followers, any attention they'd shoo away like the annoying gnats they are and find a different community to slander, bash, abuse, fill with hate, as well as bred hatred and animosity! (might I suggest the "KKK" or "Skin Heads of America" clubs? Or hey, the Bloods and the Crypts are vying for new members -- I'm mean, I'm just sayin'!)
Wait, that was the longest fucking sentence EVER! KKK? Skin Heads? Gang Members? What a fucking idiot you have grown up to be Mellen. You are PATHETIC for a white girl. Might as well throw that we hate white people in there as well. And having African American Blood in my "cryptic" jeans while being Jewish... um, you are simply LYING.
I'm not just speaking out my arse, I've just blocked this profile and I suggest you do the same (unless you are playing both sides as well -- and welp, it may take me a bit, but I'll discover what you're up to and yea I'll block ya before bulletining a lot in your regard)!
STOP trying to make up the minds of smart people! Keep blocking. Once people get word of your plot to control others.. all your "2000 + closest" friends will be gone. Oh, when someone posts a comment on your profile, they really don't mean it. They are just playing the myspace game. They don't really love you that much and they really don't want YOU personally to "market" their events. Delusion 101
Well, for starters ....
LIE #1 - THE BIGOTRY MUST END -- poking fun of a personal sexuality is NOT cool... you're setting us back to the stone ages!
Um, Listen here MELLEN. YOU DO NOT KNOW US PERSONALLY. In FACT any ONE Of the Ghost Divas or our "Closest friends" could be or ARE GAY. You are a fucking LYING CUNT that is doing nothing but making shit up. We do not have to defend our feelings towards or against anything. Why? BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW JACK SHIT!!!!!!!!
LIE #2- YOU STATE YOU'RE ABOUT PARA-NEWS -- yet you only blog about ONE clique of people and PRAISE the one clique that is RUINING not just the para-community as a whole but also people's personal lives in the process.
No, we praise a lot of people. You are pissed because we do not praise you. There are MORE smart people out there... and you are NOT one of them. Sorry & too bad for you! Never said we did PARA-NEWS. Bonnie VENT is the fucking Paranormal NEWS DIVA. YOU WILL NEVER EVER EVER NEVER BE LIKE HER. (Does that make you jealous Mellen?)
LIE # 3- HYPOCRITICALLY YOU CLAIM NO ONE SHOULD POLICE, YET YOU'RE POLICING, you call others fat when you're not so small yourselves, ahem -- yes, we're ALL aware as to how certain 'somebodies" stretch their pictures via photoshop as to help them appear smaller!
What the FUCK does "policing" and being FAT have in common? SIMPLY NOTHING YOU FUCKING MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALL the Ghost Divas are PROUD that we do NOT have bodies shaped like 12 year old boys. Long Live CURVES! We are PROUD to be "full bodied apparitions" *wink wink* eat a fucking sandwich sometime. Not all "men" are into "little boy bodies" on women.
LIE # 4- BULLYING IS NOT AN OPTION your citing good but using bully'ing tactics as to intimidate all who take offense to your writings -- therefore, YOU are trying to silence others yet grip because you were silenced?
Bully? Nope... didnt you just joing the Paranormal UNITED group where it is BLATANT bullying and self procalimed policing of the paranormal community. I guess a dumb bitch has got to do what a dumb bitch needs to do right? We "bully" you because you WANT US TO. So, here, have some gravy while you eat your fucking crow!
HATE IS HATE AND YOU OOZE WITH HATE! And the Bulletin you are posting is chocked full of love and light? We are the hypocrites??? I will admit it. I just went the FUCK off on you, got the fuck personal with you AND I will say that your HAIR IS A FUCKING NIGHTMARE. Do they not have SALONS where you live? You being an advocate of "homosexuality" do you not have a single gay friend that will tell you that your hair is fucking ridiculously horrible and that you are too old to wear hats? OMG! YOUR FRIENDS SUCK! I totally ADMIT in FULL 100% that I am going the fuck off on your dumb ass. No hypocrites here!
LIE # 5 YOU STATE YOU BELIEVE IN FREEDOM-OF-SPEECH -- watch you react to this bulletin as if I had no right to post it ... awww, but in your OWN words, I do! Take that pill and swallow it!!!
Okay, I took the pill? I'm waiting for it to kick in... what's it supposed to do? Does it make me think like you? Will it make me "skinny"? Or is it just some kind of pain killer that has a numbing effect on my so called "Simply Mellenchally" puked up life? Which is it?
You WANTED us to repost this bullentin, and you got your wish. It must be lonely over there in your world. Long Live Freedom of Speech is righ on Honey!!!!!!!! I'm expressing mine right now and I am WAY the fuck better at it and I use a lot of F-bombs. Yay AMERICA BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!
You're drama-seeking, using haters, who we SERIOUS & CARING para-peeps have NO use for! I'm an not a militia either, I'm simply me and I for one and DONE WITH PEOPLE WHO BASH OTHERS!! Can't say anything nice, trying getting your fat mouths shut for one!!! Hey, I know, IF you're all that you boast you are, trying posting some paranormal evidence to arouse our interests for once.
Betya can't cough anything original up, can ya? Didn't think so!
You may be simply you... um, you got that right! You are DONE with people that Bash others? But wait, you just posted a bullen about the Ghost Divas! So, you only have one bulletin in you? That's it? Pussy!
SERIOUS? CARING? Yeah... keep telling yourself that! You are a wanna be militia, that's way worse than those that can actually be proactive in their militant efforts. You, you just post bullentins and keep telling yourself that your old tired ass is "the pretty girl" in the paranormal field. I will say it again... ANY ONE OF US can lose "wieght" quicker than you can get "smart". Want research.. um, why don't you do some research on us before you speak. Fucking idiot.
PS-Your obvious hatred towards "fat girls" aka the size of AVERAGE AMERICAN WOMEN is getting around my dear...you are a disgusting person hiding behind 4 pounds of dead, fried blond hair.
GO AWAY ALREADY!!!!
Nope.. TRY AGAIN! We are not going anywhere and YOU can't make us! hahahaha! Simply stupid dumb assed bitch.
Hugs & happy hunting ...
Hugs? YOU ARE FUCKING CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Oh, just an FYI: some old "hater faces" have come back to the surface. That wanna be "ghost hunter" seems to be on the prowl again. As Mellen dives FACE FIRST into the "para-drama" because nobody is paying any fucking attention to her. If you have ever wondered how lonely it is "at the top"... simply ask Mellen. Her narcissistic ways of self gratification are no longer pacifying her needs for importance. Way to buck the fuck in Mellen and show just how "simply stupid" you really are.
Until the next blog.. which will be fantastic btw...
Friday, November 21, 2008
At one time every mainstream in the US had ghosts swimming therein. The pilots proliferated. So did television shows. Park your ass Mom and Pop and watch what we do…We chase ghosts. Mom and Pop wised up, formed teams, and bought themselves some equipment. Ghosthunting was a family thing…And it worked. ~yawn~ for awhile.
And then, the scare was gone. Ghosts, who gives a rat’s ass? They’re only ordinary people like you and me with one exception. They are DEAD. How scary is that? Not very. Raise the bar and call in the demons. Now that’s scary. They are Jack the Ripper evil. Ooooh no! Mom and Pop stop shaking in your Birkenstocks. …. All you need is a demonologist. Incoming television shows…They are brave! They chase demons…They challenge them.
As we learn their names and their jobs. As in Belial the demon of sodomy, we realize something. Most of us have never seen, heard or smelled a demon. Except of course on television, the media that makes all things paranormal possible. And so it goes. And now the vampire phenomenon has arrived. Vampires! Now that’s really scary. Forced to live forever, sucking blood and bagging on Bela!
A more recent arrival in the paranormal is the vigilante. And that is really scary. The vigilante is a hater. Make no mistake. A hater who is sly enough to hide behind love and light and let’s do right. A hater who zips out anonymous hate mail, targets those whose opinions differ, and makes a great show of defending the more thin skinned of the community. The vigilante incites hatred and inflames the community all under the guise of unity. Whose idea of unity? The vigilante’s of course. The self appointed enforcer.
Now that is really frightening..
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Terrorism means activities against persons, organizations or property of any nature committed by an individual or individuals acting on behalf of any foreign person or foreign interest:
1. that involve the following or preparation for the following:
a. use or threat of force or violence; or
b. commission or threat of a dangerous act; or
c. commission or threat of an act that interferes with or disrupts an
electronic communication, information, or mechanical system; and
2. when at least one of the following applies:
a. the effect is to intimidate or coerce a government or the civilian
population or any segment thereof, or to disrupt any segment of the
b. it appears that the intent is to intimidate or coerce a government,
or further political, ideological, religious, social or economic
objectives or to express (or express opposition to) a philosophy
or insurgent or freedom fighter: a rebel
Sounds to me like a bunch of these "unity" groups that are floating around.Comparing people to terrorists... um, while living in Oklahoma we have dealt head on with terrorist...
Be careful who you follow when the flag is raised and displayed, the American Eagle is shown proudly.
Blog Terrorism 101
Is the most absurd thing ever. A blog? Are you really taking the paranormal blogging to the extremes of terrorism? Becoming militant to "Fight a fight" that is all bullshit anyway? And people are stupid enough to "follow you"? Blog Terrorism is a made up word, words made up to make radical stalkers feel justified in their actions.
THIS is why the field of paranormal research is a fucking hillbilly mecca and a joke to anyone that graduated high school. Have some sense people. Some are building alliances for a fight that only THEY are fighting. If you are a yokel... by all means....support it. If you are not, at least look at the big picture before they fill your head with crap. While your at it, might as well say you hate black people, jews and gay people.. just like the rest of the radicals.. their "justice" is born from hate and nothing more.
Paranormal Waco... is happening right....... NOW.
NOBODY and we mean NOBODY will silence or police our freedom of speech and choice of words. Even the self appointed paranormal "military squad" that is nothing more than a bunch of tards that do not know how to debate. They want to build an army? Well, take notes from the worst army in the world.. they are in Bermuda, which so happens is home of "paranormal triangle" that eats airplanes and births UFO's and Bigfoot.
PS- Stay the fuck out of our trash you stalkers.
Meet Sylvia Blackenbleu
Making fun of Sylvia Brown when in reality, if it is in fact Chip Coffey is the male version of HER.
Scamming, overpriced and all out money hungry skink that preys on people's emotions so they can get PAID.
One more thing... Voted WORST Paranormal Radio Show by the readers and supporters of the Ghost Divas- The Peace, love, ignorance and Lard Hour... they are blatant promoters of Chip Coffey and of course they would have Sylvia Blackenbleu on their show.
You are supposed to be a "diva" remember...not a fucking CORPSE in lipstick.
But once and for all, the stories have been gathered, historical research has been conducted, people have been interviewed, and it's all been edited. The book will finally go to the publisher - Whitechapel Press - and will be out in early 2009! We've never written a book before so we're excited about this opportunity.
Some of the stories in the book were submitted by readers of our websites or friends or family, but the fun thing about this book, is that each and every story is absolutely a true experience and we are happy to bring them to you.
So far, there are no books that we have found solely about Oklahoma ghost stories. There are a few books about strange things and stories, but none just about peoples' ghostly experiences, so we thought it was time.
Naming a book is a lot harder than we thought it would be. Over the years we have come up with several but none that we really fell in love with. We wanted it to be memorable, catchy, easy to say, not too long, etc. After many years and lots of ideas, we finally came up with one that we both love and think will be a lot of fun to market.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the title of our book:
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So, have an idea? Want us to make a spoof? Just say so! We are open to pretty much anything.
We will leave our clothes on for your pleasure.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The people who developed and designed jets did not do so while considering the possibility of demons attacking the jets did they? Have you ever been flying at 20000 or so feet and had the pilot inform you to fasten your seat belt as there was a strong possibility of demon attacks? We all use detergent…Do you doubt that these people don’t know what chemicals remove dirt? Surely they didn’t take into account demons while in the laboratories.
If you’ve ever had surgery you know the paperwork involved. And yet there is no mention of demon attacks in the operating room. And what about hackers, ever heard of any computer network being hacked by demons?
Ghost hunting is not a walk down candy cane lane. The world has its share of hateful, mean spirited people; it stands to reason there’s going to be some hateful mean spirited ghosts. But blaming a demon named Belial for supposed activity, just to pump up ratings is ridiculous. Just as kissing people’s asses to stay on television is ridiculous…Ah, but that’s another blog..