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!

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( 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.

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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 .)

A podcast has been released into the wild…

A new podcast is up and its based on “ Bishop Boo “.

Direct link here on Podomatic . Also available on iTunes , Google and Stitcher  ( or just search parapopulous ).

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( Photo from Kerry Launders SWNS )

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A podcast has been released into the wild

A new podcast is up and its based on “All Hail the Hobbits“.

Direct link here https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/parapopulous/episodes/2017-02-27T08_39_47-08_00 . And iTunes version here http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/parapopulous-podcast-version/id1037944377?mt=2 ( or just search parapopulous in the iTunes store).

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( Photo from Professor Peter Brown, University of New England )

Ghosty Grog

Or, good for what ales ya?

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So there are apparently a few spirits around the White Lion Pub in Yateley, Hampshire, UK and these aren’t of the alcoholic variety.This incident was one of the many that have occurred and it doesn’t always involve the stairs either.  But it seems this one spot near the womens washrooms has been the sight of alarms triggering before,and the one of the two most frequently seen ghosts is likely to blame.

Patrons and staff have had encounters with a woman and a man among others. The man is believed to be the original licencee, James Rogers who had an affection for one of the tankards that resides in the pub to this day. The manager, who lives on site, believes this is the woman setting off things up here. The incident of a glass flying off a shelf at another point, no one is quite sure who to attribute it to.

So some say this is smoke or a bug. I’m not sure either would set off what I assume is a motion alarm. I’d say the same about the speculation of sunlight. Sure any of these could cause an image where there isn’t’ anything but what out of those would set off a motion sensor alarm. Even if it’s a hey someone’s breaking in, none of those would do it. And if it’s a smoke detector alarm, them why would a bug set it off? And sunlight could warm it up, but to the point of making it think there was a fire? And wouldn’t it be going off on a regular basis as the window doesn’t change? And if it were smoke, wouldn’t they have noticed it both times? One thing for sure is it’s likely to be a spirited visit to this pub.

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( Photo from Andy Froker with original article at http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/watch-terrifying-moment-ghost-caught-6769607 .)

Bishop Boo

Or I mass hurry. ( Okay so it’s not one of my better written icebreakers / jokes but if you say it out loud, it’s better. )

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It was Kerry Launders first time in a cathedral anywhere when she and her family made the trip to Norwich Cathedral. She really enjoyed the visit and took a few snaps on her mobile but didn’t realize she’d captured anything but the architecture until she’d had a better look back home. That’s when she saw what appears to be a bishops hat and robes going along an upper level, though no one was there when the photo was being shot.

The 11th century building is allegedly haunted and there are somewhere around 12 bishops buried within the cathedral itself which makes the photo possibility all the more real. I for one am glad the ghostly spirit didn’t spoil her experience of the historic building and for her photobombing bishop.

The only question that arises in me is live or recorded. Being a religious man I am surprised to see an active haunting and that they haven’t passed beyond, though it could be imprinted and just repeating itself automatically at a specific energy or time. Perhaps he was naughty or doesn’t know he’s dead. Then again maybe he’s stuck around in hopes of continuing his religious duties. One way or the other it’s a great shot and history in all it’s quirky glory is amazing.

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( Photo from Kerry Launders SWNS with original article at http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/598366/Ghost-proof-phantom-bishop-haunted-building-Norwich-Cathedral?_ga=1.85145114.247570013.1447967149 )

All Hail the Hobbits

Or, say hello to your cousin Frodo.

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Somewhere back in 2003 3 foot tall fossil remains dating 18,000 years old were found on the Indonesian island of Flores and their story continues to cause controversy. See originally it was whether was a separate species, an offshoot or genetic mutation and this is still being debated even with test results beginning to come in. Even among the scientists there’s discord and how some of the general public feels about this is a whole lot less friendlier.

The remains are dentally closest identifiable to the branch of homo erectus that has been found in the Java islands though height wise there is considerable difference, and this is where the confusion begins. Is this a case of devolution or evolving to suit the local conditions and if so is it a mutation or a separate lineage? The standing as I understand it is that these are not modern humans with abnormalities but a distinct evolution perhaps occurring because of environment, though for some reason there’s still questioning within the scientific community.( Forgive any misunderstandings I might have interpreted as I am not a scientist. )

General public reactions on the article alone suggests feelings of cool it’s a real hobbit to this isn’t real because evolution isn’t real and a bunch seem unhappy about it in general. Here’s my thing … just why are people so upset about this? Are we so egocentric that we’ve come to believe we are the ultimate and only? Or is it a question of it’s not what I believe so it isn’t real? No matter how you look at it, agree or not, you really should be marveling at the adaptability of life and doing more to encourage a safe and livable world for all of us now.

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we’ll be back in a few

( Photo from Professor Peter Brown, University of New England with original article at http://www.livescience.com/52839-hobbits-were-separate-species.html )