content top

A Ghost Feeds My Cat?

A Ghost Feeds My Cat?

Funny story. Every morning, my daughter’s cat, Blossom, meows at me when I get up to go to the bathroom. And this morning, not long ago, was no exception. I was in the bathroom preparing to get in the shower. The bathroom door was partly closed and I could hear Blossom meowing as usual. She wanted fresh water and food just like every other morning. I yelled out to the cat to wait a minute, that I would feed her when I was done. All...

Read More

When Experience Challenges Belief

When Experience Challenges Belief

One of the biggest lessons I learned in dealing with the paranormal was that not ALL the encounters I had were “bad” or “evil.” There were good encounters as well. That seems like an obvious conclusion until you consider the context with which I initially approached the idea of the paranormal. It took me a while (and a lot of over-the-top experiences) to realize that my spiritual paradigm at that time was woefully inept at...

Read More

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

In 1693, the French destroyed a fortified Mohawk village named, Caughnawaga. It was in this village years earlier, from 1666 to 1677, that Kateri Tekakwitha, a Christian Mohawk woman who was elevated to Sainthood in July of 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI, lived out much of her life. Today, the location, just outside of Fonda, NY, is the site of the National Kateri Shrine Tekakwitha Shrine. It is also the site of one of our most active, outdoor...

Read More

Get Out of My Cat!

Get Out of My Cat!

One of the insights I gained early on in dealing with the paranormal was just how in-tune animals seem to be with the supernatural. We’ve all heard stories of when animals flee an area before an earthquake or other major natural event occurs, but to also connect with the supernatural as well? It didn’t take long for me to become a believer. It’s been my experience that animals are definitely much more tuned in to the paranormal than...

Read More

That Moment When You Realize You’re Unprepared

That Moment When You Realize You’re Unprepared

Over the years, I’ve found that most people’s beliefs about the paranormal are governed by three basic factors: religious bias, cultural context and personal experience. The same was true for me. Because of my upbringing and my experiences in Bible College, my views on the paranormal were casebook perfect, based on the teaching and training I received. It was simple, when people died, they went to heaven or hell, and anything...

Read More

The Switch Is Turned On

The Switch Is Turned On

As with many people, the religious beliefs I was raised with were taught as absolutes, and to question their validity, well, let’s just say THAT wasn’t encouraged. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) for me, I have always been intensely curious and questioned everything. “Church” and “religion” weren’t exempt from my questions. If anything, I had the MOST questions about God and His fan club. It drove my...

Read More

Attachment

Attachment

One of the foundational discoveries we made as we interacted with and experienced so many different types of paranormal encounters was that, in many cases, paranormal entities were attached to something. We often encountered spirits attached to people, but also to objects and locations. The reasons for the attachments are as varied as the types of spirits themselves. Traumatic events and intense emotion are likely the two most prominent...

Read More
content top