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Tales of Black Rock House - The Dining Room
5th August 2018 Sarah Chumacero 276 views. 0 comments. General, Tales of Black Rock House, Paranormal Investigation, Paranormal Locations.
In this instalment we head into the Dining Room and ask the question, 'what is up with that mirror?'

Death masks and the study of phrenology
2nd August 2018 Sarah Chumacero 444 views. 0 comments. General.
When roaming the halls of what was once a gaol, it is not uncommon for there to be displays and stories of former inmates.  What is particularly un nerving, is when they have on display a death mask.  The Old Melbourne Gaol in Victoria is full of them.  So what is a death mask and why would you cast a mask of someone who was executed? What has it got to do with phrenology?

Is it paranormal or 'xenonormal'
31st July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 530 views. 0 comments. General, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know.
Normal means what is considered to be typical or standard. Para means beyond or alongside. Paranormal is obviously beyond what we consider to be normal. So then, what is Xenonormal?

Pliny the Younger and the first written 'Ghost Story' - Athendorus and the Ghost
29th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 632 views. 0 comments. General, Famous Paranormal Cases.
There are a lot of accounts written centuries ago of encounters with ghosts and poltergeists such as the Drummer of Tedworth and the Devil of Glenluce from the 1600's. It is thought however the first written account of a ghost was written sometime before 113 AD by Pliny the Younger in one of his famous letters.

The witching/devil's hour
27th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 1507 views. 0 comments. General, Famous Paranormal Cases.
The witching hour, dead time and the devil’s hour are just some of the terms used to describe a time in the dead of night.  Between 3-4am is considered by some as the time most likely for all things that go bump in the night to come out and play.  What is the origins behind this and is there any truth to it?

Why does the time always seem to be 11:11?
22nd July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 1096 views. 3 comments. General, Famous Paranormal Cases.
You glance down at your watch, and there it is. The same time it always seems to be. For some people it is 11:11. For other people it is another time. What is the meaning behind this phenomena? Is it synchronicity or is it just a case of co-incidence?

What is a ghost?
20th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 854 views. 1 comments. General, Paranormal Investigation.
What exactly is a ghost? Is it the spirit of a person that once lived, is it a shift in time or even an alternative dimension? What if a ghost is really just us? Maybe its psychology or our body reacting to the environment around us. Here are some of the theories as to what a ghost actually is. What are your thoughts? What do you think a ghost is?

Are we ready for 'Ghosts' to be proven as real?
18th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 580 views. 0 comments. General.
We talk about the paranormal sometimes with certainty because we believe within ourselves that there is some sort of afterlife.  The fact is that it is unproven by Science.  The question is though, is the world actually ready for it to be proven as fact?

Emotional Connections
15th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 366 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Investigation.
We talk about using things like the 'Singapore Theory' and Sound to experiment and communicate with the paranormal. What cannot be 'recreated' however is emotion. What is Emotional Transference? Does an emotional connection play a part in our interactions? Is emotional projection a factor and how can we use all of this to our advantage?

Paranormal 'Hot spots' and their influence on investigations
11th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 508 views. 0 comments. Stuff paranormal investigators need to know, General, Paranormal Investigation.
When investigating a property or location, an investigator usually asks for the 'Hot Spots'. Why is activity focused to one particular area and does this information influence the way we conduct our investigations? More to the point, should it?

Instead of judging, we need to listen
6th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 594 views. 0 comments. General.
With the way the field changes, you will find you change as well. Beliefs change, people change and the way you think changes. I found the biggest change within myself has been to not judge people on their experiences or beliefs, but listening to them and allowing everyone to have a voice regardless of what I 'believe'. We need to be kind and respectful to each other. Your fellow investigators can help you in many ways.

Misconceptions of a mobile phone
6th July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 674 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Equipment, Paranormal Investigation, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know.
Catching orbs without a flash, night vision and thermal imaging filters, ghost apps and digital recordings. These are often used in conjunction with smartphones and wrongly misunderstood. This is breaking down some of the misconceptions when it comes to using your smartphone for paranormal investigating. Remember a phone was not designed to be a 'ghost hunting' tool.

Very long distance phone calls ..... from the other side
2nd July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 563 views. 0 comments. General.
For years there have been reports all of the world of people receiving phone calls from family members. While this is no reason to get too excited there is one small catch .... the family member has passed. Lets look into this very strange phenomena

Paranormal is more than 'ghosts'
1st July 2018 Sarah Chumacero 733 views. 1 comments. General.
As paranormal investigators and researchers, we commonly study things pertained to the 'afterlife and hauntings'. The paranormal field however, covers so much more than just 'ghosts'. Lets look at some of the different areas.

Melbourne's famous UFO sighting - Westall 1966
27th June 2018 Sarah Chumacero 991 views. 0 comments. General, Famous Paranormal Cases.
On the 6th of April 1966, Melbourne had it’s own UFO story to tell. Students and teachers from a local high school claimed to see flying saucers and then being told to stay quiet by 'Men in Black'. What is the story of Westall 1966?

In the heat of the moment
24th June 2018 Sarah Chumacero 317 views. 0 comments. General.
I get pretty excited when I think something happens. When the moment passes and I am able to debunk what has happened, I used to feel embarrassed and think 'it was so simple why did I get so caught up?'. It is this excitement that showcases our passion. Don't be embarrassed!

Worlds Beyond TV
24th June 2018 Sarah Chumacero 254 views. 0 comments. General.
A new YouTube Channel is launching Friday 6th of July. What exactly is Worlds Beyond TV going to be about?

Cold spots and the paranormal
24th June 2018 Sarah Chumacero 411 views. 0 comments. General, Paranormal Investigation, Stuff paranormal investigators need to know.
One of the first things you ‘pick up’ as a paranormal investigator is that a cold spot means something paranormal is or is about it happen.  What natural explanations can cause us to feel these cold spots and what are the best way to measure them?

RH Negative blood and the paranormal ... is there a connection?
20th June 2018 Sarah Chumacero 2251 views. 6 comments. General, Conspiracy Theories.
Roughly 15% of the population are RH negative in blood type. Some people believe there is a connection between psychic ability, sleep paralysis alien abduction and those who are RH negative. I look into the claims, where RH negative blood seemingly came from and look at the data to see if there is a connection.

The Montauk Project
17th June 2018 Sarah Chumacero 691 views. 0 comments. General, Conspiracy Theories, Famous Paranormal Cases.
The popular TV series Stranger Things is based on a book - The Montauk Project - Experiments in time. The thing is, the writer of the book claims it all very much happened in real life and was not a case of fiction. Here is the story of the Montauk Project.

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    The witching/devil's hour

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    Why do people use sage to 'cleanse' a person or house?

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    Are Ouija boards novelty items or are they really as evil as people say?

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    The famous case of the 'evil' crying boys paintings

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    Fake spirit photography has actually been around for centuries

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    Zener Cards

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    The story of Mr Bill Wallace - J Ward's oldest inmate

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    The Do's and Don'ts of photography during a paranormal investigation

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    Why do batteries drain?

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    The 21 Grams Experiment

  • 14th October 2018

    Conversations with a Paranormal Investigator ... Todd from Greater Sydney Paranormal Investigations

    14th October 2018

    Exploding Head Syndrome

    10th October 2018

    The Rabbit Illusion

    4th October 2018

    The answers aren't all on the internet

    3rd October 2018

    The Amityville Horror

    30th September 2018

    Ultrasonic sound and the paranormal

    29th September 2018

    Purple Monkey Dishwasher

    29th September 2018

    Conversations with a Paranormal Investigator ... Mike from PINK Paranormal

    28th September 2018

    Victorian mourning customs

    24th September 2018

    Conversations with a Paranormal Investigator .... Penny from Haunted Histories Parasearch Radio

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    Let's address the demon in the room

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    Investigating Labassa for the very first time

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    The legend of Bloody Mary

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    The book of the dead

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    The famous case of the 'evil' crying boys paintings

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    The Misinformation Effect VS The Mandela Effect

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    What is an EM Pump and why do investigators use them?

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    Disembodied voices

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    Ghost Lights

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    What is infrasound?