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

    2020 History & Haunts Expo

    UPDATE: This event has been canceled.

    Meet me at the second annual History and Haunts Expo on Saturday, April 4 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.