By Maxim W. Furek
Contributor to Normal Paranormal
One of the most horrific cases of purported demonic possession occurred over a 13-year period in West Pittston, Pennsylvania. The horror took root inside a 92-year-old duplex dwelling located at 328-330 Chase Street that belonged to Jack and Janet Smurl and Jack’s parents.
From 1974 to 1987, the Smurls and their four daughters were terrorized by howls and blood-curdling screams, pig grunts, kitchen appliances catching fire, and awful odors. Amorphous black clouds materialized inside the lodging. Janet was dragged out of bed by malevolent forces and Jack was sexually assaulted by a succubus, a demon in female form.
Monsignor Francis Kane was the pastor of their Immaculate Conception parish. He went to the home and blessed every room. After the spirits continued to torment them, he did this again. Monsignor Eugene J. Clark, rector of St. Pius X. Seminary, Dalton, PA., was directed by church officials to stay overnight on three occasions but observed nothing unusual.
Finally, after agonizing torment, they began to look outside the church for help, and paranormal researchers Ed (1926-2006) and Lorraine (1927-2019) Warren were called in to investigate. Ed, a former police officer, described himself as a “religious demonologist,” and Lorraine as a “sensitive clairvoyant,” with the ability to see that which seems to be invisible.
When Luis “Lue” Elizondo worked for the AATIP program, he outlined five observables, which he noted as commonly associated with UFOs or UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena). But there is also a little known, sixth observable that Elizondo seldom mentions and his old team was more than reluctant to talk about.
The five basics include:
- Anti-Gravity Lift
- Or the ability to overcome the earth’s gravity with no visible means of propulsion. These objects also lack any flight surfaces on them, such as conventional wings.
- Sudden and Instantaneous Acceleration
- These objects can accelerate or change direction on a dime with a g-force that would generally crush a human pilot.
- Hypersonic Velocities without Signatures
- Conventional aircraft typically leave vapor trails or sonic booms when traveling faster than the speed of sound, but these objects do not.
- Low Observability or Cloaking
- The objects may be visible to the naked eye but are sometimes undetected through radar or other means. They can also blink in and out of view and sometimes even appear to alter their shape.
- Trans-Medium Travel
- Contrary to popular belief that these objects only fly in the earth’s atmosphere, they can also move quickly in and out of different environments, including outer space and water bodies.
And, the sixth observable—biological effects brought on by the phenomenon.
- Anti-Gravity Lift
By Maxim W. Furek
Contributor to Normal Paranormal
He was the charismatic lead singer of the Doors, a 1960s band blending rock, blues, and psychedelia in hit songs including “Light My Fire,” “Touch Me,” and “Riders on The Storm.” Their appeal coupled well-crafted studio songs with Jim Morrison’s overt sexuality, adolescent poetry, and Los Angeles swagger.
Wearing tight leather and calling himself the ‘Lizard King,’ Morrison’s stage act was typically a drunken, profanity-laced charade of self-destruction, but after he allegedly exposed himself during several concerts, the game was afoot. Morrison fled to Paris seeking refuge from the legalities surrounding a Miami ‘indecent exposure’ incident. He had avoided jail with a pending appeal, bail of $50,000, and a plane ticket to France.
He wandered the streets of the city, dog-eared folders of poetry in a plastic bag, under his arm, taking in the aura of the ghosts and poets who called this place home. He discovered the Rock and Roll Circus, a nightclub in the trendy Left Bank, and partied there ‘practically every night’ with the likes of Roman Polanski and Marianne Faithfull, the Beatles and Stones. Morrison, who envisioned himself an exiled American poet, arrived in The City of Lights in March 1971 with common-law wife Pamela Courson. Four months later he was dead.
An incredible UFO was filmed recently over Denton, TX. The eyewitness, Brad Bunt, originally posted that video, picked up by another more popular YouTube channel later on. Recently, I learned that The Sun also picked up the story, but left out a lot of crucial details surrounding it.
Fortunately, I had the privilege of speaking with Mr. Bunt by phone on July 19, and he shared with me the more extensive account involving his incredible sighting. For those of you who haven’t seen the footage yet, I encourage you to check it out as it is remarkable.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.