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War of the Worlds – Big Seance Podcast #154

war of the worlds - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #154

 

Looking back on the 1938 War of the Worlds radio drama broadcast by The Mercury Theatre on the Air, which was directed and narrated by Orson Welles as an adaptation of H.G. Wells’s novel from 1898. It was broadcast over the CBS radio network and caused panic all over the country!

 

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International Spiritual Medium Barrie John – Big Seance Podcast #138

An Interview with International Spiritual Medium Barrie John on Ouija, Trance and Physical Mediumship, and Losing our Beloved Pets - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #138

 

A conversation with International Spiritual Medium, Barrie John, on topics such as the Ouija board, his supportive upbringing, the loss of beloved pets, the use of cards in mediumship, his work with trance and physical mediumship, health of the mind body and spirit, contacting deceased loved ones, and dealing with attachments, among other topics. 

 

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Space Pioneer: Cosmonauts and astronauts are making a game that talks about UFOs.

You don’t hear about UFOs too much on this blog, but this game being developed by a group of smarties at Space Enigma Studios, is so fascinating to me! It is currently a project on Kickstarter. I’ve included the video preview below, but be sure to check out the project on their Kickstarter page! I’ve also included a press release below the video, which was sent to me by the director of Space Enigma Studios, Maximillian Kovtun. (P.S. I’d love to have his name for a few days.) What do you think? Are any of you video game fans?  

 

 

New files have recently been discovered that are of KGB and GRU (soviet military intelligence agency) origin – the contents of said files talk about extraterrestrial life. These files where [sic] given to cosmonauts who are now developing a video game called Space Pioneer. Space Pioneer will be based on scientific facts, hypotheses and theories – one thing that our game addresses is the possible existence of advanced alien civilizations, and we want to accurately represent that within Space Pioneer.

For most of the 20th century; scientists actively sought to discover signs of other-worldly life. In 1971, the Soviet Union hosted the first international conference on the search for alien life, wherein scientists from various countries agreed on a common strategy for the search of intelligent extraterrestrial life – this strategy was named SETI (Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). Numerous radio observatories are still making use of SETI.

On the 15th of August, 1997 – the radio telescope Big Ear, which belongs to the Ohio State University Radio Observatory – received a clear and strong signal from space that most likely was of artificial origin. This signal was so significant that the person who found it – Jerry R. Ehman – wrote, “Wow!” on the signal’s printout. This is the name that was then given to this signal. The mystery that surrounds this signal has yet to be uncovered. Space Enigma Studios and SETI Berkeley have teamed up to try to uncover the mystery that is the Wow signal. If you want to know all the facts on UFO’s, if you want to experience what it would be like to contact other alien civilizations, and if you want to help us uncover the mystery that the Wow Signal holds – then become a supporter of Space Pioneer!

 

For an interview with Maximillian, check out Meet the Developers: Space Pioneer from The Torch: Entertainment Guide. 

 

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The Sixth Seed by Lee Allen Howard (Big Séance)

The Sixth Seed by Lee Allen Howard (Big Séance)

 


Shirley MacLaine’s Out On a Limb…

Shirley MacLaine has written several books, but the autobiographical Out On a Limb (1983) is the first book that really goes “out there” as she lets you follow her search for inner truth. If you not only go back a bit in time, but also think about the massive career that Shirley had built by this moment, it’s not hard to understand that she had a lot to lose by “coming out” to the public about her enlightenment. It’s not really a short read, and it’s not light and fluffy either. But I suspect many Big Séance readers can relate to much of what is in this book. 

There are a few initial chance meetings that introduce Shirley to topics like reincarnation, mediumship, and aliens/UFOs. I found it interesting to hear her talk about her hunger for learning and finding information through books. She couldn’t stop reading and searching for answers. This is how I felt when I began what I’ve often called my “spiritual shift” several years ago. This blog has been a continuation of this shift. It took what seems like forever for Shirley to really accept some of these concepts. There were times she was downright skeptical and wouldn’t just take one person’s explanation or even one personal experience as proof. And the biggest moment that I could relate to happened after spending two and a half heavy and dramatic weeks in Peru with a friend and teacher. She became overwhelmed. The spiritual truths and learning was all too much and was happening so fast. I flagged this paragraph in the book.  

“I spent the next few days walking and thinking. Sometimes David came with me, sometimes not. Sometimes I wanted to go home, back to America, back to the familiarity of my old world with its fast-paced involvement, its clanking relationships, its unrealistic romance, all the rushing with no seeming purpose–the events, the news, the arts, movies, hits, flops, sweat, hard work, black humor, competition, new fashions, profits, color TV, and success. I missed it all. I was used to it. I had survived in its colorful confusion, and I missed it. But I didn’t want to be unfulfilled in it anymore either. I watched the woman with no teeth wash her clothes by stamping on them with her feet. They came out clean. The clothes, I mean. (Probably the feet, too.) That’s what I wanted to do with my life… stamp on it until it came out clean. Could I go back to my old world now? Would I be two people? Was I more than one person anyway? I stopped and laughed right there. That was the whole lesson, wasn’t it? I was all the people I had ever lived. I had probably been through versions of this brain drain more than a few times before.”

How many of us have experienced this? I know I did. I still do sometimes. Well according to her book, it didn’t take long for her to snap out of the confusion. You might say that since then she’s been one of the few Hollywood faces of the paranormal/spiritual. Her site has the following as a part of their mission. 

“The objective of our center is to afford visitors of all ages the ability [to] explore and interact with the myriad of alternative views relating to Spirit, Mind, and Body. These are vast realities that range from the very human concerns of health, well being, aging, and alternative therapies, to universal topics of extraterrestrials, UFOs and phenomenon, to our delicate environment, to life after life, and the spiritual truths of the Divine that each of us is striving to connect with.”

For those in a younger generation that may only know her as playing the role of Martha Levinson on the hit PBS series Downton Abbey (AhhhhMAZING show!), below is Shirley’s Oscar acceptance speech for the amazing film, Terms of Endearment in 1984, a year after Out On a Limb was released. In it, she makes a joke about past lives, but she also talks about there being no such thing as accidents and that we all manifest what we want. I love it and I’ve watched it several times. Just look at the amazing talents and personalities that are shown. The ending of her speech is classic. This video started me out on one of those endless labyrinths of addictive videos that kept me from sleeping. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that this same all-night obsession has happened in the past with Esther Williams and Gloria Swanson. Anyway, view at your own risk.

 

 

Unfortunately, Shirley has most recently been in the news after her daughter, Sachi Parker, wrote and released a book Lucky Me: My Life With — and Without — My Mom, Shirley MacLaineIn the book, Parker apparently claims that Shirley was an absentee mom. 

 

More Shirley MacLaine Links:

ShirleyMacLaine.com

Shirley MacLaine on Oprah

The 1986 TV Miniseries Out On a Limb based on the book

Shirley MacLaine Chose Career Over Me, Daughter Says (ABC News)

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Coming Out of the Paranormal/Spiritual Closet

Communicating with Dead Celebrities and the Famous

 


The Sixth Seed by Lee Allen Howard

One of my first blog posts, and incidentally one of my most popular, helped me to realize just how much I didn’t know about the genre of paranormal fiction and how big of a deal it is these days. In the public comments following my post, I was reprimanded for making light of the genre (specifically the paranormal romance book covers). As someone who usually only reads non-fiction titles on the topics of spirit communication and the paranormal in general, my ignorance of the paranormal fiction craze was obvious. They were valid comments. 

After being away from it for several years, I recently took some time out for some fiction… yes, paranormal fiction, by reading The Sixth Seed by Lee Allen Howard. 

Book Description from Amazon.com…

Today’s stories of alien abduction and experimentation include temporary embryonic implantation. THE SIXTH SEED, a dark paranormal fantasy fraught with suburban Pittsburgh horror, takes this scenario one radical step further when the first alien/human hybrid fertilization develops to full term in utero. Believing a vasectomy will prevent another unplanned pregnancy, 34-year-old Tom Furst–Melanie’s loving husband and the father of their five children–wants more than anything to dig them out of the fiscal hole they’re mired in and become financially secure. However, during the procedure, mysterious Dr. Prindar Krakhil secretly implants a worm-like alien seed in Tom’s vas deferens that not only ensures Melanie gets pregnant, but plants in her womb a child half alien. Their children are abducted. Melanie becomes gravely ill. When Tom loses his job, their home, and the sixth seed is born, will he accept the child for what it really is–and conquer the temptation to exchange it for the money Krakhil offers?

I truly loved this book! I found myself getting close to Tom Furst and his family, and I silently cheered them on as they fought through some financial and life challenges. Who can’t relate to that?! And the character that just might be my favorite isn’t even introduced until chapter 34. This character (that I’ll keep quiet about) warmed my heart and reminded me so much of one of my family members who passed on several years ago.

Thank you, Mr. Howard, for encouraging my mind to travel to an area of the paranormal that I rarely visit. Perhaps alien beings on this planet really are scary. But perhaps they would also surprise us. And perhaps there are people out there that know already. And you know that really weird guy you work with? Maybe… just maybe… the reason for his strangeness is that he is an alien/human hybrid.  

Lee Allen Howard

Lee Allen Howard


Lee Allen Howard
 writes horror, dark fantasy and supernatural crime. He’s been a professional writer in the software industry since 1985. Besides editing fiction and non-fiction, Lee has served as a book publishing consultant and now publishes fiction and Spiritualist classics for Kindle. His publications include The Sixth SeedMama SaidDesperate SpiritsNight Monsters, and Stray. Death Perception is due for release in 2013 (read the first chapter at
 http://leeallenhoward.com/2012/12/12/read-the-1st-chapter-of-death-perception/). He blogs about writing and editing on his writer’s site: leeallenhoward.com. Lee also discusses metaphysical and spiritual issues at buildingthebridge.wordpress.com. He works as a Spiritualist medium and healer. 

The Sixth Seed is available on Amazon.com. You can also visit his author page and his Facebook page.

Black Eyed Kids

A still from the new film Black Eyed Kids.

Who’s at the door?

So, the doorbell rings, interrupting Dancing With the Stars, and you rush to answer, hoping you can deal with whoever it is quickly. You find a child on your doorstep. Not just any child though, there is something about this child that just doesn’t seem right… and… he has pure black eyes. No, he wasn’t in a fight… his eyeballs are entirely black. This boy may be innocent looking, but maybe not. He speaks in monotone and asks to come inside your house. Maybe he needs help. You can feel the hair-raising on the back of your neck.

Maybe you’re not at home. Maybe you’re getting into your car to head home from work. In your rear view mirror you see two pairs of black eyes staring back at you. You scream, jump out of the car, and shut the door… only the mysterious children have disappeared into thin air. Do you get back in the car and drive home? And what happens if you take the kids home or let them in your house? What then? Will I turn into a fat black eyed man?

They’re called “black eyed kids” and the topic is popping up more and more frequently in paranormal circles. While researching this topic tonight I discovered there is even a film, Black Eyed Kids, being produced in Canada.

Urban Legend?

Is it an urban legend that began around the turn of the current century? Are they aliens? Really cool contacts from Claires? Is it all just a really large hoax? Many don’t think so. I have to say, even though I force myself to stay open to possibilities in the paranormal, this is one that I struggle to take seriously. I come across the stories and giggle, but I never spend too much of my energy thinking about the topic. I teach tons of children, some strange, some just as nerdy as me, and some even sing in monotone, but I’ve never run away from them screaming (I’ve come close though) and none of them have pure black eyes. Purple or green hair, maybe. But many people don’t believe in ghosts until they seem them, either.

There is a new book by David Weatherly, who is keeping up with this phenomenon.

You can also hear David’s recent interview with Jim Harold on The Paranormal Podcast.

So… Do you take this one seriously? Have you run into a black eyed kid? 


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