Monday, October 25, 2010

The Paranormal and YOU

Definition of the word paranormal from wikipedia: Paranormal  is a general term (coined ca. 1915–1920) that designates experiences that lie outside "the range of normal experience orscientific explanation" or that indicates phenomena that are understood to be outside of science's current ability to explain or measure.

As most of you probably know (or have worked out) I am a paranormal geek ;) I have a huge interest in all things strange, spooky and paranormal. What I want to know is what YOU think. Do you believe in the existence of ghosts? If yes, why? If no, why not? What about other paranormal stuff like cryptozoology? (bigfoot, yowie, loch ness monster etc etc).

Are you "religious"? Does your spirituality allow for the belief in the paranormal?

I class myself as Christian. A follower of Christ and His teachings. Many people think this would mean I think all paranormal things are demonic or would not believe in any of it at all. Neither of the above statements are true for me. Yes i believe in angels and demons but I don't believe all things paranormal related lead back to angels/demons. Some yes, but definitely not all. The bible is one BIG paranormal occurrence. So, why are so many Christians reluctant to look into or believe in anything outside of their comfort zones. There are SO many things out there that we don't understand, yet we try and put it all in a box. We try and put God in a box and limit what He can and can't do. Which I personally can't do. Who knows the wonders of this world and the next? 

Anyway, that is MY point of view. What is yours?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bizarre In The News - Sydney scientist's alien planet puzzle

Daily Telegraph THE recent discovery of Gliese 581g, an alien planet in the habitable zone of another star, has been an exciting development for scientists probing the galaxy for signs of extraterrestrial life.

At least one claim of a possible signal from the planet has already surfaced – and been met with harsh skepticism among the science community.

Following the Sept. 29 announcement of the discovery of Gliese 581g, astronomer Ragbir Bhathal, a scientist at the University of Western Sydney, claimed to have detected a suspicious pulse of light nearly two years ago, that came from the same area of the galaxy as the location of Gliese 581g, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail online.
Bhathal is a member of the Australian chapter of SETI, a non-profit scientific organization that is dedicated to research, exploration and education in the field of astrobiology.
Read more here...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bizarre In The News - Haunted Home Scary

HORNY Kevin is not the only ghost to haunt Northern Territory families.
A Darwin family yesterday claimed to be living in a haunted house - with Harry, their ghost, scaring children in the bathroom and rattling cupboard doors.
Jahmaine Sheridan, 10, said yesterday she was "relieved" to hear there were "more ghosts out there" than the one haunting her home in Jingili.
She said she burst into tears when she saw the story about Kevin, the horny ghost, in the NT News.
"I was so glad to see it was happening to other people too," she said. "It's not just us, we are not mad."
The girl said her family has had encounters with "something very creepy and scary" in their home, since moving in three years ago.

Read more here

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bizarre In The News - UFO Photo Proof? (and a rant from me)


THE accidental photograph on today's front page of a UFO over a popular tourist destination occurred only hours before a bright light buzzed the crowd at the Katherine Show.
Victorian tourist Adam Rewuk did not realise he captured the image of the flying saucer over Katherine Gorge until he looked back over his photos after the trip.
"My Dad used to be a big UFO believer, so when I saw the picture, I thought of him," he said.
"I took the photo around lunch time, but I saw nothing in the sky. I didn't realise it was there until I saw the photo."

Mr Rewuk said the image was definitely not that of a plane or a mark on the lens of the camera.
"If I zoom in on the picture, it almost looks like a diamond shape with a bubble on the bottom," he said.
Mr Rewuk said the photo was taken only a few hours before a UFO was spotted at the nearby town show.
The NT News reported on July 17 that a bright light had travelled slowly across the sky about 6.20pm.
The UFO spooked hundreds of people at the showgrounds as the sun was starting to go down.

To read more click here

From Bry - With all due respect to Mr Rewuk in my humble opinion I don't see anything paranormal in the photo. In fact at first I wondered where the UFO was. Then i realised it was the thing right at the top of the photograph.  This could be anything? Someone on the news website suggests a tree branch creeping into the photo. I suggest dirt on the lens or even a fly? Anyone who's been up to the Northern Territory knows how many flies there are up there.
Another thing is the photographer says he didn't see it whilst taking the photo. Surely you'd notice something like a UFO in your eyeline?
Mr Rewuk also states it definitely wasn't a plane or a mark on the lens. How can he know that definitely?
What is it with things like this making the news? Its like blobsquatch but with UFOs. Same with ghost photos. A smudge is immediately a ghost! No wonder no one has any respect for people who work in the paranormal field.
Rant over.