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  • Ouija board – Is it just a game?

    Talking Board | Ouija Board

    photo of a ouija board with yes and a sunshine in top left corner and no with a moon in top right corner, letters a-z followed by numbers 1-0 centred in the middle and goodbye at the bottom centred

    Can a sheet of cardboard be a doorway to the other side?

    Four teens gather around the kitchen table, the parents are out and the lights have been dimmed. They huddle around an Ouija board two of them touching the planchette lightly while the other two look on with delight. It moves around the board seemingly answering yes and no questions and spelling out others. Then an answer to one of their questions causes a twinge of fear, they accuse each other of manipulating the planchette, the lights go on and the game is over.

    It’s only a game after all…isn’t it?

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  • Are the living more solid than a ghost?

    What is the difference between past, present and future states? Are we, the living more solid than a ghost?

    Something to think about…

    Before we consider what ghosts might be we have to consider what we are as living breathing humans living in the physical world.

    Most people feel through perception of our reality that they have a firm grasp of what we are, not so. This makes it more difficult for us to understand ghosts.

    Because of our perceptions we believe we are solid physical beings in a solid physical world; however this is a basic illusion.

    Body shape with dots inside and swirls of blue circling the body representing energy

    If examining the human body, which is made up of cells and the cells are made from atoms and atoms are 99.99999999% empty space, then you are only .00000001% physical.

    Albert Einstein’s E=mc2 shows the dense parts of the atom come from nowhere into particle matter and then disappear into nowhere as an energy field. This means you are constantly changing from an energy field to a partial physical form, which hardly exists as dense matter.

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  • Paranormal Physics – Part 11 – Residual Haunting

    Paranormal Physics

    Residual haunting

    Photo of antique hand held mirror and pearl necklace

    The guy on TV that goes around solving people’s haunting experiences has me rolling on the floor laughing.  First of all, what is the likelihood that every episode results in him being able to add something to his collection AND solving his client’s issues?

    I have yet to find a physics answer to residual hauntings.  I “could” be made to believe that an object holds special meaning to a soul that moved on.

    If we follow this through, while there is an intersection between universes, the person or spirit could indeed be active, influenced by the fact that the item that holds special meaning.  However, for this type of haunting to persist/exist, the intersection would have to follow the object.  I do not see an intersection existing simple because an object exists.  I find that a physical relationship between an object and an intersection to be unsupported.

    I welcome rebuttal over this point. Please feel free to use the comments to do so.  

  • Mississauga Historical Properties – Paranormal Investigation Photos

    Photos from Mississauga Historical Properties – Paranormal Investigations

    While filming Discovery Channel’s “A Haunting, Darkness Follows.” At the Bradley Museum in Mississauga it was my brother Paul who noticed two apparitions in period clothing walking through the gardens near the house. This was in broad daylight. We spoke to the Manager of the Museum and what he described sounded to her extraordinary similarities to the home’s owners Lewis and Elizabeth Bradley. Problem was they had been dead for over 140 years.

    It was at this point that the manager extended a very graceful offer for our team to investigate many of the Mississauga historical properties that the city owned. This would be the beginning of a ten month journey.

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  • Paranormal Physics – Part 10 – Seances

    Paranormal Physics

    black and white photo of gate entrance

    Sèances? Sure. Why not?

    We mentioned in an earlier post that clairvoyants and mediums are individuals with sensitivity to the influences of other universes. If such a person were to hold a séance they are quite likely to be able to relate to us information from the “beyond”.

    I have to admit there are more folks out there claiming to be able to communicate as such than there are those that are truly able to. But I am confident that, no matter what the ratio, that the legitimate ones do exist.

    Since we have determined that loved ones (indeed the spirit of any passing individual) can move on to another universe close in frequency to our own, there is no reason our talented clairvoyants and mediums cannot communicate with them. However, it would be dependent on which frequencies that they are sensitive to.

     

  • Christmas Spirit

    Richard, Peter, Paul, James and Victoria with Christmas Hats posing on staircase
    Happy Holidays from The Searcher Group

    The Christmas Spirit

    As the holidays arrive we may experience an increase in ghostly activity.

     I remember when I was younger living with my parents, their house was haunted. It was Christmas Eve and my brother and his family had come from out west to visit for the holidays. It was late and I was in my room preparing for bed when I heard someone walking up the basement stairs to the kitchen. I had been the last one on the main floor and knew no one was downstairs. I moved to my bedroom door and listened intently to whatever it was now walking up and down the main hall from the kitchen to the foot of the stairs leading to the second floor. The walking stopped in the kitchen and then came a sound of a spoon in a coffee mug as if someone were stirring a drink. A smile crossed my face as I heard my niece in the next room who was four at the time say “Mom, I hear Santa down stairs.”  The sounds stopped and all was peaceful for the rest on the night.

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  • Casa Loma – Paranormal Investigation

    Casa Loma – One Evening Paranormal Investigation 

    After an interesting albeit brief investigation at Casa Loma(three and a half hours) it was our conclusion that this wonderful landmark is haunted.

    Our surveillance equipment captured several audio artifacts in the tunnel, Library, third floor and attic. Most were of low voices identified as male.

    The most compelling phenomena event took place in the library and the hallway on the main floor.

    Two (2) black shadows crossing the library floor in a Northerly direction towards the exit to Peacock Alley. At which point a male low voice at junction of Peacock Alley to hall leading to the elevator was heard saying “Get back.”

    Photo of Hallway inside of Casa LomaPhoto of Loft at Casa LomaFloor Plan of Casa Loma Main Floor showing library where evps were detected

     

  • Paranormal Physics – Part 9 – Deja Vu

    Paranormal Physics

    Deja Vu

    “I feel like I have been here before.”

    Graphic of Person in front of a house with a thought bubble containing a graphic of them standing in front of the same houseYes, de ja vu.  The feeling that you are experiencing something you have experienced previously.

    I happen to think it is a 2-way street.  You may also experience something that you will again experience in the future.  This can occur when your intersection actually breaks into our very same universe at a different time, but also passes through another.

    Since the time-space factor of different universes is NOT in sync with our own, you could be feeling something from the past, or the future.  This again comes from the intersection of universes.  The intersection is typically occurring within your own personal space.  I say “personal space” because it can be happening immediately around you and therefore encompassing your body as well.  This accounts for the strange feeling the often accompanies your de je vu experience.

    And these experiences can be quite strange indeed.  Perhaps you experience something that under any normal conditions would seem impossible or irrational.  I think this would be you experiencing a different universe that follows different rules.  Time perception is different.  Speed of light is different.  People (or whatever beings are present) are much larger, or much smaller, than we know.

  • Thrill of the W.I.S.P. – An Interview with Marcus F. Griffin

    Book cover for Marcus F Griffin book Extreme Paranormal

    Books detailing the experiences of ghost hunters and paranormal investigators alike are numerous these days and the publishing market continues to be bombarded with dozens of new titles every year.

    Most investigative teams’ adventures focus on the thrill of the hunt, the lore behind a haunting, a little bit of factual history and finally, some evidence captured via technical means as a result of their efforts.

    Surprisingly – or not, depending on who you speak to – there aren’t many books that reflect serious investigation teams’ use of the esoteric in an attempt to garner results. Of course, I refer to those blessed with the gift of second sight: intuitives, sensitives, clairvoyance, clairaudiance, psychics and mediums.

    No doubt the sting of the profit-seeking charlatans bilking the hopeful and gullible during the Spiritualist movement (and beyond) is why many investigative teams invest most of their faith in the latest technological gadgets, rather than trust the ramblings of a “crazy person” sharing what they’re perceiving at any given location.

    It’s no secret that the Searcher Group employs some very talented clairvoyants when conducting its long-term investigations (and the benefits of doing so will be covered in a separate article). So as an avid reader of non-fiction accounts of ghost encounters, imagine my delight when I happened upon Marcus F. Griffin’s Extreme Paranormal Investigations (Llewellyn, 2011) a book documenting some of the most hair-raising experiences of WISP – Witches in Search of the Paranormal – a former Indiana-based team comprised entirely of practicing Wiccans!

    SPOILER ALERT: Because WISP founder and ordained Wiccan Priest Mr. Griffin answers all the standard questions a layperson generally has about ghost teams (ie. their origins, philosophies, techniques, etc.) in his book, we dive straight into the heart of his work and finer points of the book in the following interview. As such, if you haven’t read Extreme Paranormal Investigations yet, stop reading now (but please return when you have).

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  • The Haunting of Queen’s Park and the Ontario Legislature Building

    photo of Toronto Queens Park with scaffolding in front Under Construction

    Toronto Queen’s Park Under Construction 1891

     

    One of the perks of doing what we do as serious paranormal investigators is that we are often invited to visit places most people don’t normally get a chance to see for themselves. Though true enough in this case, on October 29, 2013, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario buildings of Queen’s Park, Toronto were treated to their first formal psychic reading by medium Amanda Keays of The Searcher Group.

    This tour was one of those last-minute situations: Three days before Hallowe’en, Amanda contacted me to say she was invited by CTV Toronto’s Queen’s Park Reporter Paul Bliss, to be the subject of a news article depicting a clairvoyant’s take on the haunted hallways of the Legislative Assembly. To make a long story short, I accepted the assignment to accompany her the following evening. While Amanda and her psychic impressions would be the focus of the film piece, I would be on-hand to make some impromptu audio recordings and answer questions about The Searcher Group.

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  • Paranormal Physics – Part 8 – Reincarnation

    Paranormal Physics

    Reincarnation

    The paranormal extends to many things.  Ghosts, possession, de je vu, UFOs.  How about reincarnation?

    The other day I was watching Weird or What with William Shatner.  The episode explored the life of Jeffrey Keene, who believes he is the reincarnation of civil war general John B. Gordon.  In this link I provide (http://www.near-death.com/experiences/reincarnation07.html) you can see he does indeed bare the resemblance of the General.  He recounts experiences in his life that seem to be identical (or nearly so) to those of the General.

    Assuming that his accounts are true, how can my theories explain this apparent reincarnation?

    Reincarnation is related to the life-after-death portion of the paranormal.  So to explain reincarnation means exploring the life-after-death phenomenon.

    We have learned that everything is energy.  That is every molecule, every atom, right down to the basic particles.  We know that energy cannot be destroyed, merely converted. We have also explored the realistic possibility of the existence of multiple universes.

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  • Ghost Images in Reflective Surfaces

    Capturing Ghost Images in Reflective Surfaces

    Graphic showing a ghost image captured in a reflective mirror, an unseen subject and a camera with title random flash photo takenOver the years I have noted that when taking photographs in a location reported to be haunted it is best to fire the camera towards reflective surfaces, i.e. windows, mirrors.

    It seems that if an unseen subject (a spirit) is standing or moves between you and this reflective surface there is a greater chance of you capturing the ghosts image on your camera. I have studied this for a long time and I feel the energy of the unseen subject will inter play with the flash of the camera. The flash will put out a very wide spectrum of light and when it passes through this spirit energy will create the image of the subject on the surface of the mirror or window, this surface will act like the emulsions of older type film and produce an image. 

     

  • Interview with the Sault Ste. Marie Paranormal Research Group

    Banner for Sault Ste Marie Paranormal Research Group

    Investigating Under Opposition: 

    One of the first facets people discover when they are introduced to the work of The Searcher Group is our stellar reputation regarding the issue of trustworthiness. For over three decades, we have assured and made good on our promises to clients from safety procedures to anonymity concerns.

    Most groups with a professional mindset share this approach to their work and those are the teams TSG wishes to associate with, especially since there may come a time when we’ll need to confidently refer a client to that other team for reasons of logistics (ie. when TSG is too far to be able to aid a client calling for help).

    In our ongoing efforts to establish credibility to ourselves, the work that we do and the field we are exploring and researching, we prefer to share our real names and images in a gesture of openness, honesty and that all-important trust. As such, TSG does not endorse or associate with groups that opt to hide behind anonymous hashtags or e-mail handles. After all, if you had a problem and decided to call in a paranormal investigations team, would you contact a faceless stranger at dust.bunny67@hotmail.com to handle your personal woes?

    That being said, how does a team of earnest, hard-working and multi-talented investigators even manage to exist when they’re based in the centre of an entire community populated by a majority who vehemently deny and outright oppose anything remotely associated with the paranormal? Well, as you may guess, in order for them to do their work, their members must remain anonymous.

    Introducing the Sault Ste. Marie Paranormal Research Group (SSMPRG), a team of female investigator/researchers established in 2006. The backgrounds of its current membership range from knowledge of quantum physics and Wiccan/Occult symbols to real estate, pharmaceuticals and police services. You will not find surnames or photos of the SSMPRG online, due to the dense Catholic and Aboriginal populous surrounding them; to avoid persecution and keep their day jobs, this is an unfortunate but necessary policy they uphold. 

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  • Paranormal Physics – Part 7 – Multi-Verse Theory

    Paranormal Physics

    Multi-Verse Theory

    The more events I think about, the more I see that can, in some way, be explained with the multi-verse theory.

    I would like to explore the short, brief, tiny intersection events that generally do not occur on a regular cycle.

    We’ve all heard, or said, “somebody just walked on my grave” when they get a chill feeling.  How about a feeling of a sense of a presence?  Or the appearance of an apparition at the end of a bed, in the hallway, or any other spot.  Then there is seeing something out of the corner of your eye.

    I think there are many ways to experience an intersection of universes.  They could be very small, very short occurrences.  Simply put, these events can just be the result of small, slight, brief intersections.  An intersection could be any size, last any duration, occur anywhere and be just a single occurrence (they don’t all have to be on a cycle).  A “one off” event if you will.

    These intersections could also occur inside our bodies, causing any number of phenomena.  They could cause cancer in otherwise healthy individuals.  Perhaps they could cause somebody to lose all grasp on reality.  The intersection could give us a chill, a headache, or some other strange feeling.

    But when they occur nearby, we could get a glimpse into another universe.  We could perhaps interact in some way with that other universe.  For instance, a “violent ghost” could be somebody in the other universe that is afraid of the “ghost” they are seeing, just as  you are seeing them.

  • Paranormal Physics – Part 6

    Paranormal Physics

    graphic of 2 planets and starsIn part 5, I mention about the possibility of an intersection between 2 universes (ours and some other).  And that some intersections may have rhythm.  That is, expand and contract on a steady cycle.

    I also alluded to some unexplained jumps in our evolution and technologies.

    I read some books of the Earth Chronicles series, and in Book 8 – Devine Encounters the author mentions how he thinks there is another planet on a 3600 year orbit around the Sun.  And when this planet is close enough, the advance folks living on it come visit us, inter-breed with us, do things like build pyramids and stuff.  And these are the gods of history.

    I can believe that there have been visitations as he believes.  And that has a whole lot of implications for religion and how we see the past and ourselves.

    However, I can’t currently accept the extra planet theory.  The orbit is too big and takes too long.  It would pretty much have to be a cold rock, or maybe an ice planet.  Not enough light and heat from the sun to keep life going (as we know it).  And these visitors were, after all, human (but a bit bigger, and that’s another story).

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