Psychiatric Peeper

Or, I told you youngsters to get off my lawn.

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So, this photo was snapped as Adam Smith was walking by the long abandoned Brecon and Radnor Lunatic Asylum in Bronallys, Brecon, Wales. For years there has been rumor of a ghostly presence lurking within, either of a Nazi prisoner or a former patient but no one was for certain beyond the ghostly goings on. Of course the counter is that its a person or a trick of the light and that despite it having been closed for over 15 years, there’s obviously ways for living persons to enter. That might be true but it can’t exactly explain all the occurrences away.

The asylum was first open in 1903 and was changed into PoW camp with prison cells during the second world war, which is where the prisoner theory has come from. This photo does look like something taken from the newest Call of Duty Nazi Zombies if I’m being honest. And yes, that’s a hell of a comparison. This looks like a dead person with the greyish skin tone and dark eyes, and yes it could be because of the lighting. I vote against a homeless person because even though they’d be disheveled and gaunt, this just looks like walking death and slightly transparent.

Since the photo went viral, the local citizens and councillors have declared the building a nuisance and danger due to the high visitation of people hunting for the ghost. The building is still standing and in discussions for redevelopment. Please be respectful of the building and its neighbours.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( Photo from Adam Smith / SWNS with original article at http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/657047/Spooky-picture-ghost-psychiatric-hospital-Wales )

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Spooky Sensing

Or, who’s that walking on my floor.

Delving into my personal experiences again, here we go with a recent one. Now, I have to be clear before we get too far into this one, that I’ve moved from this house so I can’t experiment any more with this. My relocation was what derailed us here, it was unexpected but I am hopeful all the chaos will be worth it. So, let’s go on an adventure…

Often in my house I’d hear noises, thumps, bumps & even walking. Of course some things were just the house settling but some were not. There was a routine of stop and listen, evaluate any potential causes (heat/cold/wind/etc) and investigate. I’d see shadows and feel weight sit next to me so walkers weren’t anything terribly unusual, I just never thought I’d be able to prove it.

In my midst of evaluating, I checked the alarm to be sure I was alone. Then it noticed the motion sensor was active and my heart about stopped. The dogs were with me, the furnace / air conditioner weren’t on and even if they had been, there was nothing in the sensor view that moved. That sensor faced the stairway and wee little hall that centered in the downstairs between the kitchen, dining room, living room, office, bathroom and of course the stairs and this central area was kept clear for safety. I checked for shadows or reflections, there were none. I went back up and the walking started up again, and the sensor lit back up and continued to match the noise as it returned again and again.

Its kind of a weird excitement and also slight terror having confirmation of some sort. And yes I know, what is the sense of getting scared when it’s something you’re looking for or expecting. Best way I can explain it is when company shows up at your door with no notice. It’s not that you’re not happy to see them, you just might have liked the time to prep a little.

This was one of the many spooky things that used to happen in that house. I’m not going to be lacking in my new space, though these ones may know some new tricks and really like lights. But we’ll get to that one another time.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few.

P.S. I am beyond sorry for the vanishing over the past months. There was great personal upheaval and change that came out of the blue and took all my time, energy and attention. I’m somewhere new now and looking forward to better times. Thanks for your patience during all of this. Be sure to follow my Facebook page to check out the updates.

A podcast has been released into the wild…

A new podcast is up and its based on “ Ghostly Grog “.

Direct link here on Podomatic . Also available on iTunes , Google and Stitcher  ( or just search parapopulous ). And don’t forget YouTube!

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

( Photo from Andy Froker )

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Doctor Doom

Or, the white coats are coming?

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This picture was one of many taken in the 1990’s in an abandoned sanatorium and it wasn’t until it was published in a local newspaper that people noticed the figure at the end of the hall.

So Poole Hall, where this photo was taken, is a part of the sanatorium that ran from 1932 to 1989 in Nunthorpe, UK. It’s a part of the grounds that includes the Grey Towers House built in 1865. The Grey Tower is the original building used as a tuberculous hospital after beginning it’s life as a grand home built for then mayor William Hopkins, with Poole and other buildings being added.

There’ve been many experiences including police officers who used to train dogs at the facility after it closed, no dogs would go into the chapel ever. One former security guard did not look forward to his shifts, patrolling at night during the time the area was closed down. Since the photo was released, the other buildings have been demolished and only the original Grey Tower remains, renovated into flats. I bet you there’s some interesting stories in that building.

boo,

we’ll be back in a few

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( Photo from David Cole / Adam Richardson with original article at http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/ghost-doctor-spotted-stalking-corridors-6839365 .)

Regular Blog to Follow

So I feel like y’all should know what’s going on in case I vanish. My housemate hasn’t paid the internet and apparently it and my phone (as it’s a connected account) could be disconnected at any point unless I can come up with the money. I plan on keeping things going as long as possible and I’ll get back up and running as soon as possible but I don’t have the means to pay it out so it’s business as usual until the lines go down without a miracle. Sorry to have to bring it to you but I thought you deserved the truth. 

Now available on Stitcher

So, if Google, iTunes or Podomatic aren’t where you’d prefer to listen, we’re now available on Stitcher. It’s been an exciting week here and I’m hoping this makes it as easy as possible for you to access the podcast. See you in a few short days for the next podcast!

boo,

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Now available on Google

Exciting news, today we got approved on Google! You can search us on Google Play Music or click here to go directly. Of course we’re still available on iTunes, just click here to go. And if you prefer, there’s the straight download at Podomatic here. Be sure to subscribe on your favourite so you don’t miss a podcast. And of course follow here or on Bloglovin’ to not miss a blog post.

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we’ll be back in a few

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