Would you live in a serial killer’s house?

I heard about this story on the radio this morning. A woman was watching the report on television and recognized, not her house, but her dining room table.

The woman had rented the house without being told that it had been the former house of a serial killer who tortured and killed women in the basement. Between 12 and 20 victims! Who rented this house to her without disclosing the previous owner? The killer’s mother. Apparently, there was no state law requiring full disclosure.

If this happened to you, would you be able to continue living there?

The renter wanted to break the lease, but the owner wouldn’t allow it, until she got other authorities involved. Then the owner backed off.

I can’t imagine how horrible I would feel knowing people had been tortured and lost their lives in the space supposed to be my sanctuary. Residual energy can stick to objects and property. Just ask John Zaffis (The Haunted Collector) about that.

Food for thought, the next time you go looking for your next home, rental or not. Do your research. Ask questions. Be sure. Or you might end up needing the services of people like Amy and Steve from The Dead Files.

Fortunately, this renter is moving.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-found-serial-killer-lived-home-watching-tv/story?id=24467447

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-renting-suspected-serial-killers-home-to-move-out-early/

The Conjuring: facts & the fallout, one year later.

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Renae at The Paranormalist presents some facts and findings about The Conjuring that are worth a look.

Originally posted on Renae Rude - The Paranormalist:

On the anniversary of the release of The Conjuring, (which is one of my picks for the 13 most haunting films for ghost story lovers,) I’m noticing some internet buzz about the aftermath of its production and its subsequent popularity. For fans of The Amityville Horror, this is a familiar scenario. In short, the current owners of the home are asserting that their lives have been turned upside down by the fallout from the film. There has been trespassing and vandalism, not only at the allegedly haunted house, but also at the grave site of  a local woman.

For those of you who are not ardent followers of developments in the paranormal world, I’ll provide a little cheat sheet, so you know who all these real-life people are.

  • The House – built in 1836, by Dexter Richardson, in in Harrisville, RI. It was then owned by several generations of the Arnold family before passing out their possession. In…

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New Cover for Warning Signs

My publisher gave my novel a facelift. Pretty cool.
Illustrates the consequences of dabbling in the dark side.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00020]

http://www.amazon.com/Warning-Signs-Sheila-Englehart/dp/1935171933/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1404990303&sr=8-1

Birthmarks From a Past Life?

This is the first time I’ve heard of physical markings on the body coming from a previous consciousness.

http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/are-birthmarks-connected-to-your-past-life/

Talking with the Spirits: Discussions of Mediumship

sheilaenglehart:

This is a book I’m extremely curious about.

Originally posted on Parapsychology:

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center

One of the most important recent publications about mediumship is Talking With the Spirits: Ethnographies From Between the Worlds (Brisbane, Australia: Daily Grail Publishing, 2014), a collection of essays edited by Jack Hunter  and David Luke .  The authors of the chapters discuss mediumship from different parts of the world, among them Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, and Great Britain.

Talking to the Spirits

Jack Hunter

Jack Hunter

Dr. David Luke

Dr. David Luke

The book is described by the publisher as follows:

“Talking With the Spirits is a cross-cultural survey of contemporary spirit mediumship. The diverse contributions to this volume cover a wide-range of ethnographic contexts, from Spiritualist séances in the United Kingdom to self-mortification rituals in Singapore and Taiwan, from psychedelic spirit incorporation in the Amazonian rainforest, to psychic readings in online social spaces, and more. By taking a broad perspective the book highlights both the variety…

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Sicilian Mummy Opens Her Eyes

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A cool but creepy sight for Sunday!

Click the link to watch the video.

http://io9.com/why-does-this-mummy-appear-to-open-and-close-her-eyes-1593924806?fb_action_ids=10152897225709056&fb_action_types=og.likes

Memories Can Be Passed Through DNA

There is a video describing how they arrived at this conclusion at the bottom of the article. (Disturbing animal testing.) But this information explains so much about why we behave the way we do, for good or for ill.

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/01/scientists-found-memories-may-passed-generations-dna.html

Do Ghosts Appear in Cemeteries?

Boy cemetery photo

This kid took a picture that has an image of what looks like a man in uniform, and none of the commenters believe it’s real. I actually think this one might be.

It looks better in the original shot. Click on the link.

http://aplus.com/a/the-seaforth-highlander-picture

Ajanta Caves

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If you’d like to do some couch traveling this weekend, perhaps a virtual tour through a part of India. I had no idea this place existed. Apparently, discovered in 1819 by a British officer on a hunting expedition. The website has lots more photos.

http://www.asiaurangabad.in/

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The Glass: Half Full or Empty?

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I read an article where the interviewee was asked if he was a “glass is half full” or a “glass if half empty” person?

I’ve never liked “this or that” questions.

To my mind, it should be about perspective. Indulge me a moment.

Say there is milk in the glass – half full or half empty. If the glass happens to be tall and you wish to dunk cookies into the milk, you may view the glass as half empty because you can’t get the cookie deep enough to reach the milk without losing it to dissolve into sediment.

If, like me, you happen to be allergic to cow’s milk, you may view the glass has half full of something you can’t have, and must dispose of for your own safety. Or you could be thankful that it is already half empty.

If there is port wine in the glass, you may view it as a boon since port is powerfully fortified and usually served in thimble-sized glasses. Not so great for those who avoid alcoholic beverages.

The same goes for dirt, chocolate buttons, toothpicks, tapioca, paint brushes, birdseed, felt-tipped pens, brown sugar, goose feathers, arsenic or Guinness.

If the glass represents the empty vessel of an individual, should we not be more concerned about the value of what we are pouring into the glass instead of the quantity?

Whether food, knowledge, or experience, whatever we choose to fill our glasses with should be for our growth, nourishment, and benefit.

After each use, we can wash the glass and choose what to place in it again. Sometimes all we need is a taste. Others, a refill.

I’d rather view the glass as my available space to pour from the pitcher of my choosing.

Now, what to select first today?

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