• Unsolved Mysteries logo from the original series.
    Commentary,  Entertainment,  Parapsychology

    My Unsolved Mysteries Mystery is SOLVED!

    My own personal Unsolved Mysteries mystery is now solved! All thanks to research from Juan Barona, producer of the MRP Show podcast.

    A while back I wrote an article about the new Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries. In that post, I referenced one particular episode of the original series that absolutely terrified me as a kid. Click here to read the post for context.

    But the thing is, I couldn’t recall which episode it had been. It led me to believe that perhaps the episode never existed in the first place and was just the result of faulty memory. I remembered it involving ghostly voices heard by some kid on a radio. I also recalled it being just a small part of a much larger episode, perhaps involving ghost ships or something to that extent. That was probably why I wasn’t able to track it down because in the wiki descriptions there isn’t anything about the exact details of the episodes, apart from their brief subjects.

    Based on my obscure details, Juan was able to prove that I hadn’t been confabulating for the most part after all. The episode did exist—episode three in the first season of Unsolved Mysteries, which originally aired on October 26, 1988…just in time for Halloween. Watch the episode here.

  • A domed structure with the moon high up in the sky.
    Commentary,  Ufology

    World UFO Day

    July 2nd is now known as “World UFO Day.”

    This unofficial day of observance has certainly gained traction lately as UFOs or UAPs or whatever the heck we call them nowadays enjoys a resurgence in popularity.

    Thanks to mainstream media finally taking the subject seriously, as well as government and military folks setting the stage to allow this to happen, the subject is no longer reserved for just new-age kooks who long for the day when they can “return home” once again.

    World UFO Day has taken on a much different meaning now.

    But what is the purpose of it and why July 2nd?

  • Silhouette of man standing in the train station watching people.
    Men in Black,  Non-Human Entities,  The Spectrum,  Ufology

    Photographic Evidence of the Real Men in Black

    Is there photographic evidence of the real Men in Black (MIB)? I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is quite possibly yes…but it’s very, very, very rare. Perhaps even rarer than a clear photo of everybody’s favorite furry humanoid—Bigfoot.

    That being said, of the few examples of MIB caught on camera that do exist (or are considered more authentic than others), the backstories behind them are just as important. They allow us some additional insight into the MIB’s strange world and how they may operate. Yet these instances of catching the MIB on camera are still quite far and few in between.

    And, fewer than most people on the Internet would have you believe.

  • High Strangeness

    Faint Transmissions from an Invisible Radio

    Have you ever heard faint transmissions from an invisible radio? You’re not alone.

    As I was listening to The Skinwalker Debrief podcast, Thomas Winterton, the ranch superintendent, mentioned something very striking. The same thing occurred to him—inexplicable, faint transmissions from an invisible radio. Winterton brought up his experience (beginning at 36:39) while working on the ranch overnight. He described it as what sounded like a faint radio playing but with no clear source.

  • Man holding baseball in his hand.
    Commentary,  Metaphysics,  Parapsychology

    Significance of the Mike Blowers Home Run Prediction

    If you aren’t familiar with the story of Mike Blower’s home run prediction, then you’re in for a treat.

    Now when you hear the term precognition used in the paranormal, you probably imagine someone with the magnificent ability to make predictions of future events. Or, at least to some extent. But precognitive abilities don’t always have to manifest in spectacular ways. They can also show up in more subtle manners.

  • Long dark corridor with light at the end of the tunnel.
    High Strangeness,  Interviews,  Men in Black

    Transmissions from The Bunker

    Recently, I had the privilege to return to my favorite paranormal podcast, The Bunker. Host Michael Brown and I talked about those mischievous “Men in Black” (MIB) and other related topics that I’ve done research in for The Spectrum and beyond.

    Click here to listen to my interview with The Bunker.

    During our conversation, I touched on aspects of the “trickster” element, which is quite apparent in these phenomena. But this trickster notion seems to also carry some control of and/or interference with one’s own thoughts and actions. And, that could have affected Michael while he was working on this episode too.

  • Man standing in front of car headlights.
    Parapsychology,  Ufology

    Telly Savalas Ghostly Encounters and their Implications

    This story centers around Telly Savalas (of Kojak fame) and a series of ghostly encounters he had beginning in the late 1950s.

    To my knowledge, Savalas first publicly shared his experiences on a 1993 Australian TV show called The Extraordinary. Here is that segment

    After telling his story to The Extraordinary, Telly Savalas died just a few months later in January of 1994. But the implications of this tale go beyond just him.

  • Silhouette on the wall of a man walking.
    Interviews,  Conferences,  Non-Human Entities,  Ufology

    From MIA at MSS to MIB at the BPE

    Last year I did a presentation for the 2019 Mysteries of Space and Sky (MSS) conference in Gambrills, Maryland. It was organized by the gracious Dr. Peter Resta who holds these events each and every year. Although last year he wasn’t sure he was going to have one. After a little visit from “the MIB”…(or rather that Man Is Bamforth) he changed his mind.

    Also at the conference was Anthony C. Hayes, a reporter for the Baltimore Post-Examiner. Much to my surprise, he was interested in learning more about the real Men in Black phenomenon as well as doing a story on it, so we arranged for an interview. I was quite impressed by the questions Mr. Hayes asked and I am pleased with how the article turned out.

    Read the full interview here.

  • Scott Yeoman Bigfoot photo.
    Cryptozoology

    UPDATE: The Scott Yeoman Bigfoot Photos (or Hoax)

    Recently, I learned of some incredible photos of a purported Bigfoot taken in Bailey, Colorado in 2017 by a man named Scott Yeoman. I first heard about it from Tim Binnall’s article about it for Coast to Coast AM, which provided a general background of the case.

    Tim brought up an excellent point in that “the photos from that evening are unquestionably thought-provoking and, if they really do show Sasquatch, maybe some of the best photos of the creature ever taken. That said, skeptics will likely say that the ‘Bigfoot’ is either a bear or the product of a clever hoax involving a gorilla suit.”

    And, sure enough, that’s exactly what happened if you begin to read some of the comments from the original post on the Expedition: Bigfoot Facebook page. But is there more to this story than meets the eye?

    Here is the set of photos that are at least worth taking a look at…

  • 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