• Park lights illuminate the sidewalk on a dark night.
    Commentary,  Research

    The Issue with Anonymous Sources

    In 2014, this grainy photo made its way around the Internet. The curious image caused quite a stir as it appeared to show a bizarre creature on the side of the road.

    According to KRQE in New Mexico…

    The person who posted it claimed it was taken near Lybrook and Counselor, which is near the Jicarilla reservation.

    The story claims that a geologist was working in an oil field in the area and saw something odd and decided to take a heat signature of it. The next day, the geologist suddenly quit.

    The story spread like wildfire with people on social media saying, “seriously freaking out,” “yikes … I’m driving through there tomorrow,” and “skinwalker!”

    Source: KRQE
  • Woman making a hush expression while opening a book.
    Book Signing,  Events

    2020 History & Haunts Expo

    Meet me at the second annual History and Haunts Expo on Saturday, April 4th in Essex, Maryland. I’ll be signing copies of my bestselling book, The Spectrum: Glimpses of the Paranormal and Encounters with the Strange.

    This event is organized by the Baltimore Paranormal Society and the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River.

    It will feature various investigators such as Dustin Pari (from Syfy’s Ghost Hunters), Mike King (Destination America’s Ghosts of Shepherdstown and Travel Channel’s Ghosts of Morgan City), Jack Kenna (Travel Channel’s Haunted Case Files), and Carly Hall (Travel Channel’s Paranormal Survivor). Also appearing are Anthony and Deena Holmes of the Divine Research Society of Paranormal Phenomena, Pam and Steve Barry of the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange, Kendra “Ghost Girl” Belgrad, and Melody Bruch aka “The Tattooed Medium.”

  • Skinwalker Ranch in 2018
    Commentary

    An Interview with the Superintendent of Skinwalker Ranch

    Here is a recent video interview I came across with Thomas Winterton. He is the superintendent of maintaining the Skinwalker Ranch property, its facilities, and equipment as well as providing logistical support to its ranching and science activities. He currently works with Adamantium Holdings—the new owner currently in control of the ranch.

    Still little is known about the ranch and far less than that about its new owners.

    That is, until now.

    On December 14, 2019, Chris Mathieu, host of Forbidden Knowledge News conducted an interview with Winterton, in which they addressed some of the legend and lore surrounding the property along with where it’s headed in the future.

    Below is the video in its entirety. And, after the jump, some of the more interesting excerpts that I took note of from the interview…

  • Stonehenge apartment building in North Bergen NJ.
    Ufology

    The Stonehenge Incidents

    By Michael Brown
    Contributor to Normal Paranormal

    The “Stonehenge incidents” were a group of UFO sightings that took place in and around the Stonehenge apartment building in January 1975 in North Hudson Park, located in North Bergen, New Jersey.

    Strange lights in the sky, as well as a structured craft, were seen by multiple witnesses, the most notable being George O’Barski. George reported seeing a round craft approximately six feet tall and ringed with rectangular windows, which emitted multiple colored lights and made a low droning sound that he likened to a refrigerator starting up.

    O’Barski observed the craft land in the park adjacent to the baseball field as nine to eleven small figures exited the craft. The figures were about three and a half feet tall in size. O’Barski thought the figures were simply children that wore helmets, gloves, and a dark-colored uniform. But each of the figures carried a small bag and a spoon or shovel that they used to collect soil samples from the park in the area where the craft had landed.

    After several minutes, a ramp opened up below the craft and the small figures used this to re-enter it. The craft then took off heading north towards the park’s lake area.

  • Flannel Man artwork by Timothy Renner.
    Commentary

    Men in Plaid

    Step aside Men in Black. There appears to be a new fashion statement at the moment—the men in plaid!

    Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at the International Fortean Organization’s annual Fortfest in Linthicum Heights, MD. I connected with some really great people there including Timothy Renner and Joshua Cutchin. The two of them are currently working on a fascinating book together called “Where the Footprints End” about other aspects and relationships between Bigfoot and all these other strange phenomena. Once it’s out it’s going to upend that classic perspective of what he is. And, it’s not what you think.

    After their presentation on this, Tim briefly shared with me some of the more intriguing findings he had come across recently involving two men spotted all over the country and on the scene of Bigfoot encounters. Turns out these same two guys just suddenly show up to intimidate or question people about their experiences.

    Might this suggest a Men in Black component to the Bigfoot mystery that has been previously overlooked? There have been several cases which highlight a connection between Bigfoot and UFOs, so a MIB aspect wouldn’t surprise me at all, really.

  • USS Nimitz aircraft carrier
    Ufology

    High Strangeness Over the High Seas

    There are new interviews with Cmdr. David Fravor about his encounters with anomalous craft out over the Pacific Ocean in 2004. If you’re not familiar with Cmdr. Fravor, you’ve probably heard about the event he was involved with, more commonly referred to as the “Tic Tac” UFO/UAP sighting.

    The recent interviews with Fravor were conducted at UFO Fest on May 18, 2019, in McMinnville, Oregon. They were given by investigative journalist George Knapp and documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell.

  • Easter Island heads
    Events,  Lectures

    INFO Fortfest 2019

    I’ve been invited to speak at this year’s INFO Fortfest 2019. I’m really excited (and extremely honored) to attend the event this year as an actual speaker. I was only ever there as an attendee in the past but always amazed at the talks that were delivered by some truly great people.

    This year’s event is no less impressive with speakers from different angles and perspectives attempting to shed some light into the mysteries of the world. It will be held on two days (June 29-30) in Linthicum, Maryland. As for me, I’ll be speaking on Saturday, June 29 at 11:15 am about our favorite boys, err “men” in black.

    Hopefully, there might even be a few sitting in the audience that day.

    Click here for more details.

  • Clouds and rolling wheat fields.
    Commentary,  Interviews,  The Spectrum

    Conversations with the MRP

    One of the shows I really enjoy being on lately is the Minority Report Podcast (MRP). If you’re unfamiliar with who these guys are, see my first post detailing this new show or just go listen to them for yourself.

    Earlier in the month, I had the privilege to be interviewed by them again, but this time in person. They flew up all the way from Atlanta just to visit Philly! So, we sat down to continue with part two of our conversation into the concepts I explore in my book “The Spectrum.”

  • Illustration of a blue UFO hovering above the treetops.
    Ufology

    The 1966 Edinburg, TX Incident

    I recently learned of a bizarre incident involving eight construction workers and a UFO just north of Edinburg, Texas in the fall of 1966, thanks to UFO investigator and author Noe Torres.

    It was about midnight when the eight men were supposedly digging gravel out of a pit near Farm to Market Rd. 490, approximately four miles west of Highway 281. They suddenly noticed a UFO at close proximity above them.

    Presumably, out of fear they reacted in a hostile way, possibly even shooting at the object, which shot a “beam of fire” at them. The energy weapon decimated their construction equipment, two pickup trucks, and a small RV. The men escaped, but their entire camp was destroyed.

  • Figure holding a lantern with Milky Way galaxy in background.
    Commentary,  Ufology

    The “Stranges” of Valiant Thor

    “Are you Strange?”

    Frank rolls his eyes and replies, “Here we go again. No, it’s Strang-es.

    Prior to seeing Dr. Frank E. Stranges deliver a presentation (courtesy of this Roku channel, from what I believe was 1991) I really didn’t know much about him. The only thing I knew of Dr. Stranges (not to be confused with Dr. Strange) was his 1967 book, “Stranger at the Pentagon.”

    In that book, Stranges outlined his very own personal encounters with a human-looking, extraterrestrial (a Venusian to be exact) named Valiant Thor. He was, and possibly still is, walking among us and supposedly within the halls of government, too.