• View of the galaxy from ground
    Ufology,  Commentary

    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.
  • Orange and Blue Lights in Night Sky
    Ufology

    A Mini UFO Flap in New Jersey?

    Happy 2019 para-pals! The past year has certainly been an interesting one in the world of the strange. One thing in particular that kept me engaged were all the UFO reports I began to receive from New Jersey in 2018.

    …including one bizarre Men in Black encounter two weeks after my lecture on, well, that very same subject

    At one point, I began to think there was a sort of “mini UFO flap” going on in the area, especially in South Jersey. Sure, it wasn’t nearly as impressive as the 2008 Bucks County, Pennsylvania UFO flap that occurred nearby ten years prior, but there were still an interesting number of cases, which Patch reported on recently.

    Fifty-one to be exact. (Hold the Area 51 jokes please.)

  • Men in Black in hotel lobby.
    Non-Human Entities,  High Strangeness,  Interviews

    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.

  • Interviews,  The Spectrum

    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.

  • Parapsychology,  The Spectrum

    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.

  • Commentary,  Cryptozoology,  Investigating,  Research

    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.

  • Events,  Lectures,  The Spectrum

    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: Glimpses of the Paranormal and Encounters with the Strange
    Lectures,  The Spectrum,  Writing

    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.