Jailhouse Haunts

Well actually no more, at least in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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A 20 year tradition of ghost walks in the former Ottawa jail turned has apparently come to an end. Glen Shackleton, who is president of Haunted Walks has been told by the HI-Ottawa Jail hostel that their working relationship is over. While the manager of the hostel says guided walks will continue, they will however be of the historical tour variety only. This will be not only a huge hit to the Haunted Walks company but, in my opinion to the city as well. Here’s the statement in regards to the jail from Haunted Walks if you’re interested in showing them your support.

I understand that this is a proper hostel business and their focus is on their profit and customers. I also get that for the walks it’s business but, it’s so much more than that. The walks have been a valuable source of money for restoration and preservation of our history. They’ve also gotten history to people who might never have delved into it if it weren’t for the thrill of the haunted tour and it’s beyond a shame there isn’t a way to make this work.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( Photo from HI-Ottawa Jail hostel with original article on http://www.torontosun.com/2015/09/23/ghost-tours-of-ottawas-haunted-jail-hostel-to-end .)
Update as of September 28, 2015 

It appears there a change of heart and the hostel is open to sorting things out. Who knows if it’s public reaction or a miscommunication but yay no matter! Here’s a link to the update. 

Deer UFO

So a deer and a ufo walk into a trap cam…..

 

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So according to a report made to MUFON on September 1st of this year, we’ve got more than a deer in a headlights. The trap cam owner in Hahira Georgia got a rather sweet deer and a 6 light flyby on the night of August 31, 2015. The area had been seeing activity but this is the only video capture to my knowledge.

There is the original MUFON report # 70037, which you can search at their site and it will bring up a short report where you can click to read the long report with the original video attached (this will download so visit the original article link below if you’d prefer to just view it). There is a easier format but without the link on UFO Stalker.

So what do we think? Potentially it sure could be birds of some sort, but that’s a hell of a steady line. Doesn’t look like any kind of plane or helicopter, unless it’s a stealth flyer of some sort. I’m going to vote UFO on this one. Why? Let’s just say personal experience.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( Photo from altereddimensions.net . With original article at http://altereddimensions.net/2015/huge-lit-six-lights-ufo-hahira-georgia-gamecam-flying-over-deer .)

 

Wanna go on a dig?

Ok, so it might not make you Indiana Jones exactly.

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So it’s not exactly in the paranormal category (not all things on here will be) but it is unknown in that there’s just so much more we could know and with my love of history, paranormal and the unexplained it was fated.

Yes when I was little I wanted to be an archaeologist. I read about Egypt and Titanic right alongside my Betty & Veronica comics. I didn’t end up going that way because I figured I’d never get Latin or Greek, so I still keep my love of history going but in a non fedora hat wearing way. When I saw this it took me two seconds to post about it here.

So what this is, is a chance to look for ancient fossils in the cradle of life without travel hassles or that pesky multiple degree. It’s found on http://www.fossilfinder.org/ and it’s an amazing opportunity to see history in action and lend a much needed eye to where we all began. Some of the fossils already found there are just breathtaking and even if this isn’t something you want to participate in, I do recommend going to have a look at the work so far.

Something like this should make you appreciate climate change and the movement it forces on people, which in our time might hopefully be an eye opener. If nothing else, hopefully it reminds you that we’re all one big family, so stop fighting at the dinner table!

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

(Photo credit to blog.fossilfinder.org/ with original article at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/citizen-science-project-will-let-anyone-search-for-ancient-fossils-from-the-comfort-of-their-homes-10490349.html .)

Introducing the podcast!!!

Posts will continue here every Thursday as usual along with a brand new podcast every Monday (starting today)!!!!

The podcast will allow me to ramble on and discuss that particular post in more quirky detail. We’re starting with our first post “all because of a tumblr post”( http://wordpress.com/post/97231325/13/ ) and you’ll find the podcast here http://parapopulous.podomatic.com/ with today’s cast here at http ://parapopulous.podomatic.com/entry/2015-09-07T19_05_40-07_00  . I hope you’ll enjoy both.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( credit to telegraph.co.uk )

Rust in peace?

(I owe you a post for the missing August 27th, so read on and ask yourself….)

Is there anything much worse than being stuck at work for all eternity?!

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While taking photos for his uncles website, Wesley Topham discovered a little more in his shots than he’d been looking for. It’s not that there hadn’t been more than a few strange experiences there, bumps and bangs and even property damage with no alarms being triggered. And there’d always been a strange feeling in the building, previous owners had dealt with it as well and wanted to know if the ghost had been spotted during a recent visit. Thing is, they were expecting a young boy in the Victorian building and not the woman in the store room.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll take the feeling of being stuck at work over trapped for all eternity any day.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

(Photo credit to Wesley Topham with original article at  http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/spirits-refuse-rust-peace-birmingham-9947666 .)

As the wolves gather…

Well, the scientists and researchers actually.

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Today began the 3 day conference into Lycanthropy at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. They’re focusing on fact and fiction and the historical accounts of werewolves. This is the real things folks, not a bunch of  team Jacob Twilighters having a sleepover and trying to figure out how furry he really is.

They’ll be discussing just how many ways, according to the werewolf trials in Germany and France, there were to transform from human to beast. As well as drawing attention to other little known facts and dissect the greater myth and meaning of the feared creature.

From one furry creature to another, I hope they figure out how to make ‘landscaping’ easier so I can pass it onto my bigfoot cousins.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

(Photo credit to bbci.co.uk with original article at http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-33971546 .)