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Greg and Dana from the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult – The Big Seance Podcast #81

Interview with Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews of Planet Weird, Week In Weird, and The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult - The Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #81 - BigSeance.com

 

A fun conversation with Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews, the weirdos behind Planet Weird, Week in Weird, and the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & the Occult. Lots of talk about haunted objects and even Bigfoot!

 

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Jim Harold and True Ghost Stories Volume 5 – The Big Seance Podcast #77

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Jim Harold, host of The Paranormal Podcast, on the inspiration to create and produce his popular Jim Harold’s Campfire podcast, and a sneak peek at a few of the stories from his recently released book, True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold’s Campfire Volume 5!

 

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Kansas City Paranormal Conference 2016 – The Big Seance Podcast #72

Report from Kansas City Paranormal Conference 2016 - The Big Seance Podcast, BigSeance.com

 

Check out Patrick’s report from the Kansas City Paranormal Conference 2016, with interviews from 2 Guys in the Know, David Glidden, Brandon Callahan, Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal, Josh Heard, and Frank J. Bennett. Plus, The Bells of St. Michael’s. 

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Jason Kupzyk and the 2016 Kansas City Paranormal Conference – The Big Séance Podcast #68

An Interview with Jason Kupzyk, founder of the Kansas City Paranormal Conference - The Big Séance Podcast

 

Jason Kupzyk, co-host of The Ectoplasm Show and founder of both the Mid-Continent Paranormal Research Society (MCPRS) and Kansas City Paracon, shares details about the topics, speakers, and what to expect at this year’s conference! 

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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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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

 


Paranormal Politics (without the politics)…

In a year where there is a political electricity surging everywhere you turn, I couldn’t hold back from this post. Just statistics is all…

“Republicans are significantly less interested in the paranormal than Democrats and Independents. The typical Republican believes in fewer than two of the paranormal subjects we asked about on our survey (ghosts, fortune-telling, Atlantis/ancient, advanced civilizations, telekinesis, psychic powers, astrology, UFOs, haunted houses, and monsters). Democrats and Independents believe in two of these subjects, on average. A similar relationship holds for paranormal experiences. Republicans are the least likely to have a paranormal experience, and self-described Independents are the most likely.” (Statistics from the Baylor Religion Survey, 2005)

Source: Bader, C., Mencken, F, & Baker, J. (2010). Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture. New York & London: New York University Press.


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