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Unsolved Mysteries is Back from the Dead

The popular show, “Unsolved Mysteries” is coming back to life after Netflix announced they are picking it up.

The original run from the late 80s through 90s is one that I have the utmost respect for, but never really got into. In fact, when it was on NBC at the time I actually avoided it. Probably because I was too young and probably because I was too freaked out as well.

My parents on the other hand used to love watching the show. And, on a handful of occasions they even let me sit in on the paranormal episodes. That is, until one specific episode ruined it for me…

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Going to the Source of the Strangeness

Recently, I did an interview for the API Case Files Podcast with its host, Marsha Barnhart. In the interview, we talk about my research into the Men in Black and other areas of high strangeness, which I chronicle in my book “The Spectrum.”

Click here for the full podcast interview.

Marsha was someone I initially contacted about a 2008-09 case that she investigated for the Aerial Phenomena Investigations (API) team. Even though it’s a multifaceted case, it’s probably best known for containing surveillance footage of two purported Men in Black (MIB) entering a hotel lobby in search of the manager at the heart of the case.

The clip showing these MIB caught on camera went viral soon after both Coast to Coast AM and BuzzFeed picked up on API’s case report.

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Are UFOs Truly Extraterrestrial?

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is back in the spotlight after undergoing cancer treatment. He recently appeared on KNPR to talk politics, but more importantly, his involvement with the secret UFO program that made national headlines back in 2017.

According to the article…

While most of what Reid weighed in on was politics, he also addressed the funding of research into military sightings of unidentified flying objects. Reid had helped to direct money to that research.

“I think it is something we can’t ignore,” he said, “I personally don’t know if there exist little green men places. I kind of doubt that, but I do believe the information we have indicates we should do a lot more study.”

He said there are eyewitness accounts from hundreds of people, including military pilots, of unexplained objects moving through the air all in the same way.

Reid said he is working with a member of Congress to create a place for military pilots to report what they see without fear of reprisals. 

Source: “Harry Reid: Renewed But Ready to Rumble?” KNPR’s State of Nevada on Nevada Public Radio.
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MIB Caught On Video Surveillance

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to listen to my interview on the Midnight in the Desert radio broadcast.

Here is a link to the video (along with original audio testimony) regarding the Men in Black caught on surveillance cameras back in 2009 that I referenced on the show…

Kudos to Marsha Barnhart from API for supplying me with key information to set the record straight on this incredible encounter. She was a great resource in helping me uncover additional info regarding this case.

But the case is not just a simple MIB one. It is truly a strange event that has many different components to it. Continue reading MIB Caught On Video Surveillance

Midnight in the Desert Live Broadcast

Join me Tuesday, Dec. 4th LIVE on Midnight in the Desert with Dave Schrader from 9pm – 12am Pacific Time (12am – 3am EST).

To listen click here.

Since I was a kid, I’ve been listening to Art Bell. Now, I get to be on his show. Although he’s not around anymore, I still have the honor of speaking with his successor, Dave Schrader. Continue reading Midnight in the Desert Live Broadcast

Bucks County Resident Explores The Strange in The Spectrum

Here is a recent article I did for both Bucks Happening and Montco Happening


Bucks County Resident Justin Bamforth Explores “The Highly Strange” in His New Book, The Spectrum

By Michelle Reese

Justin Bamforth’s book The Spectrum was released in August 2018.

Do ghosts, aliens and psychic phenomena all share a common source? Bucks County resident and author Justin Bamforth explores this question in his recently published book The Spectrum: Glimpses of the Paranormal and Encounters with the Strange. Doppelgangers, Men in Black, UFOs, spirits … Justin covers these topics and more through exclusive interviews, case studies and key testimony.

Unlike some books dealing with the paranormal, The Spectrum manages to engage readers’ curiosity without being TOO out there and hard to follow. It’s written with a conversational tone, so you feel as if you’re sitting with Justin himself. Yet, it has enough research behind it that you understand how Justin’s years of studying these topics have helped him develop this book – and how it has affected his life!

With Halloween just around the corner, it seemed like an appropriate time to talk to Justin about the book and these spooky topics.

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The Effects of Living in a Haunted House

When I first began the Normal Paranormal website several years ago, I put the call out to see if anyone wanted to contribute articles to it. The response was almost nonexistent. Yet, there was one person out there who had taken an interest.

His name was “Lawrence Miller” and he had lived in a haunted house.

Lawrence told me how it practically destroyed his life and left a negative impact on his family. Although tragic, his account was at the same time important, because it put in perspective the reality of this that ghost hunters often forget.

The paranormal isn’t fun for everyone.

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Early Testimony is Key in Paranormal Reporting

The ability of the human mind to recollect events can be a powerful tool. It is also an inevitably faulty tool. This is why it’s critical for the investigator of high strangeness to acquire and document eyewitness testimony early on. The witness (and even the investigator) can become easily influenced by internal and external forces that alter the initial observation over time.

An example of this can be found in the varied descriptions of the infamous Mothman of Point Pleasant, WV from 1966-67.

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Hot on the Trail of the Men in Black

“Hot on the Trail of the Men in Black & Other Non-Human Entities” is the name of an upcoming lecture I’m presenting next month. In it, I’ll be revealing some of my findings while working on my new book “The Spectrum: Glimpses of the Paranormal and Encounters with the Strange.”

Together, we will dive into little-known and seldom explored aspects of high strangeness—including encounters with the Men in Black, phantom photographers, strange stalkers, mysterious phone calls, robotic entities, hairless clones, doppelgängers, and other non-human entities galore!

Join me for an exciting evening of ghosts, UFOs, and other weirdness at the Old Town Pub on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm. The official event page can be found here.

This lecture includes dinner but space is only limited to 50 people! Please call On Angels Wings at 609-733-3699 to secure your spot today.

The Spectrum is now available!

My first book titled “The Spectrum: Glimpses of the Paranormal and Encounters with the Strange” is now available through Amazon, the Google Play store, and Kobo.

In it are some of my own personal experiences as well as some familiar faces you may already know of along with their untold stories.

Whenever I do a lecture or speaking engagement, like this one in October, I’ll also have copies available. If you’d like me to be at your event, feel free to send me a message.

I hope you enjoy the book.

Helping normal people to better understand the paranormal.