According the Nerdist, it might be possible. I’m up for it! Let’s hope the stars haven’t gotten too big to.
This is close to home for me. I’m not far from Asheville. But this video is highly suspect.
If you catch anything strange or unusual, do you a.) let your little dog run after it; and b.) follow your little dog with the camera when you’ve got an unobstructed view of said creature? Whoever it is was already running away, so I don’t think the videographer was in danger to begin with.
I smell a hoax, even if the guy who shot this wasn’t in on it.
What do you think?
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The results of this study are fascinating to me.
Originally posted on Parapsychology:
Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation
In a recent publication I reported, with Nancy L. Zingrone, a study of out-of-body experiences: “Features of out-of-body experiences: Relationships to frequency, wilfulness and previous knowledge about the experience” (Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 2015, 79, 98-111). Here is the abstract:
“This study examined the relationship to other variables of a count of features of out-of-body experiences (OBEs), compiled as an OBE Feature Index. Following Blackmore’s (1984b) psychological model of OBEs it was predicted that there would be positive correlations between the Index and measures of OBE frequency and of deliberate OBEs. We also predicted a positive relationship between the Index and previous knowledge about the experience. Eighty-eight OBE cases were obtained through appeals in newspapers, magazines, and on-line bulletin boards in Great Britain. OBE features were comparable to previous study findings. Some…
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I’m a fan of TNT’s series Proof.
It employs actual Near Death Experiences reported to physicians by the patient after their heart stopped. The writers are not expanding facts into fantastical stories to make “better television.”
It had long been thought that when the heart stopped, the brain did shortly after, and the mind followed. Yet, thousands of cases have been recorded where the mind continued to record what it heard, felt, saw, smelled, and tasted after the heart stopped. It caught everything it would have while fully conscious. And in many cases reported things in the room others had not noticed or been privy to.
This week’s episode brought up a moral conundrum for me.
Negative or frightening imagery was rarely reported in NDEs. Most reported were filled with light and love, relatives to greet them, all things pleasant. So when the episode turned the dark corner, I was excited.
A killer, who murdered a police officer, had an NDE after flat-lining where he sees four young girls and the officer he killed. He’s afraid of what they want from him, and he shouts for one girl to go away and leave him alone. The killer knows his goose is cooked, and he’ll be spending the rest of his life in prison for his crime, so he shares the information with the doctor. Police automatically believe he killed them, too. How could he know where the bodies were otherwise?
His reason for surrendering the data was purely selfish – in hopes that it might score him a few points in the afterlife, so he might not spend eternity in, well, wherever he thought murderers went.
In general, I think we are all self-motivated, no matter how much we might enjoy putting others first or truly desire to help. Service at its core begins with self. We all have a self-driven motive for nearly everything we do. We only sell ourselves on the notion that we are self-sacrificing while we are also benefitting in some way. I think that is part of the human ego.
There was an episode of Friends where Phoebe made a bet with Joey that she could give away something to someone without receiving anything in return. Instead, she found that no matter what she selflessly offered, she received something for herself as well, even if was just feeling good.
So what do you think? Is selflessness just selfishness in disguise? Is it possible to do anything for anyone without receiving something in return? And should a murderer be able to score a few points on the good side of his scorecard even though his motive was to serve himself?
Some interesting stories with each photo on this link. A scream for the 4th of July!
Making a Vegas run?
The mummy of a premature fetus is found tucked beneath the feet of a Bishop! How’s that for opening a can of worms? There’s a novel here.
Nice, no-nonsense interview from an open-minded skeptic. The key to finding the truth? Research.
Originally posted on Sheila Renee Parker:
Today I’m welcoming Steve Di Schiavi, co-host of The Travel Channel’s exciting show, The Dead Files. Thank you, Steve for stopping by!
Sheila ~ Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Steve ~ I was born & raised in Brooklyn, NY to 1st generation Italian parents…I served 3 years in the USMC after being asked to leave HS.. lol, honorably discharged and joined the NYPD, spent almost 22 years retiring from the Manhattan North Homicide Squad…
Sheila~ How did you get to become the co-host of the hit television series, The Dead Files?
Steve ~ ABC News filmed a documentary called NYPD 24/7 that was acclaimed and won an Emmy.. I was the featured detective in the 1st episode..an executive saw it and I was asked if I would be interested in doing television…
Sheila ~ What’s it like working with Amy Allan?
Steve ~ She amazes me every…
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