August 16, 2017

The Madness of Lady MacBeth in Flagstaff

Q: Tales of ghostly apparitions, witches, and the madness of Lady MacBeth from Shakespearian plays (such as MacBeth) may not be the only ghosts lingering in the darkness of the Doris Harper-White Playhouse in Flagstaff, Arizona. This place had been haunted since before it was a theater. When it was the library, lights and thermostats were mysteriously tampered with and a strange chill could be felt in the spooky basement. Now cast members have detected strange presences. Might the building be haunted? A: The ghosts stories seem real enough to me, but can they act?   Q: Psychic advice should…

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UFO Resembles a Ford Station Wagon

Q: An ABC morning show recently revealed a woman was cut off on the highway to her home at about 4am by two alien beings in a spaceship shaped like a Ford station wagon–before it took off surrounded by green, blue and red flames. She took off, speeding home and slammed the door shut behind her. What kind of UFO resembles a Ford station wagon? A: The only experience I have of a Ford station wagon passing anyone moving was in National Lampoon’s Vacation. As far as the colored flames, my guess is it was the highway patrol chasing the…

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Strange Rusty Powder Found on Cars

Q: I heard about a strange rusty powder that appeared on cars in the Chicago area recently. Angelo Mavaraganes, who runs a car repair shop, said he has seen it on at least 30 cars. Cars at the police parking lot at Belmont and Western have the rusty powder all over them, too. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern said a lot of people in Chicago want to know what the stuff is that has fallen all over their cars. What do you think caused these occurrences? A: I believe someone from the Windy City bought some of our vortex energy…

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Intelligent Life on Jupiter?

Q: I read about a new robotic submarine being developed by NASA to explore the oceans of one of Jupiter’s moons. This submarine is on test at the moment in a lake in Texas. Finding life elsewhere in the solar system would be a vital bolster to the Panspermia theory, the theory that intelligent life came from another planet or solar system. Do you think they’ll find intelligent life on Jupiter? A: Who knows? I’m amazed they found intelligent life in Texas. Q: My brother told me about a man who was contracted by the Department of Natural Resources to…

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Reports on Hospitality Hauntings

Q: I live in Louisiana. Recently, I have read where some of our state’s bed and breakfasts are haunted. As if we haven’t had our fair share of disturbing news in the past few years, I am left to wonder if now our tourist industry may suffer from this latest tidbit. Any reports on hospitality hauntings? A: Near Sedona, in Jerome, there is the Jerome Grand Hotel. While not a bed and breakfast, it is haunted. Business is booming. Perhaps their ghosts help bring in visitors. Rumor is many of the apparitions are prostitutes.   Q: On a stretch of…

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Loud Thump

Q:  I recently read an article about a restaurant that was haunted. There were reports of odd voices, doors opening and closing on their own, and a bathroom faucet that turns itself on. While in her office one day, the manager heard a loud thump from the kitchen. She investigated and found a large box of plastic wrap on the floor far from where it was placed. Could a former employee be causing these anomalies? A: Could be. It could also be the ghost of a person who ate there and got food poisoning and is looking for a little…

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Ghost Activity at Fort Knox

Q: I heard that SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunter” show has concluded there’s some “serious activity” going on at Fort Knox on the Penobscot River in Prospect, Maine. The show’s stars roamed the fortress with equipment searching for evidence of paranormal activity. They didn’t see any ghosts, but picked up unexplained readings. They also heard breathing noises and footsteps that couldn’t be explained. Are ghosts protecting the gold? A: What gold? This is Fort Knox, Maine, not Kentucky, you twit. The only gold here is in people’s teeth.   Q: I read where the “Japanese Bigfoot” is commonly referred to as…

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Ghost Erasing Photos?

Q: I read where a guy vacationing in New Brunswick took a picture at the mouth of one of the caves along the cliffs there. He later saw that besides his daughters and a couple of tourists, there was the glowing image of a man who hadn’t been there when the photograph was taken. The photographer said he doesn’t believe in ghosts, but has no idea how the image appeared. After sharing it with a media source, the image on his phone went dark. Could the apparition have erased the evidence of his existence? A: I’d like to know how…

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Mom’s Urn Stirring Up Trouble

Q: My mom was not the nicest person in the world and upset a few people while she was alive. Now that she has passed, I have brought her ashes into my home in a lovely urn. I’m wondering if can I should keep my mother’s ashes in my new home if my mother had such strong negative energy, because ever since I brought my mothers ashes in my house weird stuff has been happening. Can negative people leave their essence behind in ashes? A: I hope not. My friend has the ashes of her dog that bit everybody and…

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Missing Time after a Trip to Walgreen’s

Q: I was at a neighborhood gathering where the conversation of time-lapse came up. This couple shared a story of how they recently went together to a Walgreens, their doctor’s office and several other places with no recollection of any of them. I have heard of examples of people missing time for a few minutes or longer, but not for an entire day. This is disturbing. Are you aware of similar events taking place over an entire day? A: If Walgreens was the first stop, where perhaps they picked up a prescription, what disturbs me most is that they drove…

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Strange Aircraft in Texas

Q: I read an article about booms heard around the country in December. Now there is a claim that a disc-shaped object landed in a remote area of La Salle County in Texas the first week of January. I wonder what the possibilities are that some strange aircraft from parts unknown buzzed the country and landed near this oil rich area of Texas, maybe to refuel or something. Could it be we finally have proof of visitors or that our aerospace engineers have figured our supersonic travel? A: Wow, you must have read last month’s Excentric. I just hope whoever…

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Humorous Crop Formation Discovered

Q: I recently read about a humorous crop formation discovered in a corn field near Wiltshire, UK depicting an alien smoking a pipe. When intricate crop circles first started appearing in the 1980s, I was utterly amazed and mystified, but not convinced they were created by extraterrestrials, as some believe. But I was puzzled by how the sometimes amazingly complex (and huge) formations could have been made by people. Do you believe these are man made or from outer space visitors? A: I’m not sure. The smoking gun may be the smoking alien circle.   Q: I heard that Serbian police…

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The Life of People Stricken with Capgras’ Syndrome

Q: Imagine, if you will, that one by one your friends and family (the people closest to you) are being removed and replaced with exact duplicates. Although they are identical in appearance and manner, you are certain that these people are not your loved ones. While most people would become deeply paranoid in such a scenario, there are some individuals who experience such things every day without fear… and just wonder, why? Such is the life of people stricken with Capgras’ Syndrome. Are you faliliar with this? A: Of course. But then, how do I know you are who you…

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Animal Communication

Q:  I read an article about “animal communicators,”  a growing number of people who say they have the psychic ability to communicate telepathically with various animals. Primates, most notably Koko, a gorilla who was taught sign language and has a vocabulary of more than 600 words may serve as an example. Koko is able to articulate basic desires as what and when she wants to eat, how she “feels” about many things. Does this prove it is possible to communicate with other animals, like our pets? A: Most men don’t communicate as well as Koko about their feelings. My dog…

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Money Raining Down from the Sky

Q: There are many documented instances of money raining down from the skies. During a storm in August, 1940, numerous coins fell on the Meshchera region of Russia. In 1956, pennies and halfpennies plopped down on children in Hanham, England as they were heading home from school. And in 1976, two clergymen watched as 2,000 marks worth of banknotes fluttered down from a clear sky in Limburg, West Germany. What do you think caused these occurrences? A: I haven’t a clue. However, the meager amounts lead me to believe times are tight even in the heavens.   Q: By injecting…

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The Ghost of a Passed Girlfriend

Q: My wife woke up early one night to find me asleep on my back and the ghost of a woman lying next to me, on my right arm and with her head resting on my chest, watching her with with a blank face. My wife tried waking me up again, and when I did the woman was gone, but I did have a strange feeling in my right arm. I tried to be brave and told her it must’ve been a dream, but in reality I couldn’t. I was frightened. Could this have been a passed girlfriend from my…

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JFK’s Ghost & More . . .

Q:  I read an article that claims humans have reached their analytical peak and won’t get any smarter. I look around me and have concluded that indeed people seem to be getting dumb and dumber. It’s like they have reverted back to time when humans were consumed with basic desires like food and drink and lusted for spending their free time betting on gladiator battles. Could it be humans are doomed to a future of grunt work followed by weekend warrior banality? A: Wow–most of what you said went way over my head. Q: The definition of UFO is Unidentified…

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Trailer Haunted by Ghosts from a Nearby Graveyard

Q: I read that while shooting his latest film ‘Dog Fight’ in New Orleans, Will Ferrell reported hearing sounds in his trailer. After security cleared the trailer, Ferrell returned only to hear noises coming from the bathroom. Eerie, rattling noises forced the actor the declare the trailer was haunted by ghosts from a nearby graveyard. He returned to the set after producers brought in a new trailer. Why do you think ghosts would taunt Will Ferrell? A: My guess is that the ghosts may have been film critics that had seen some of his movies.   Q: In a recent…

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Mysterious Flash of Light Occurred on Live Television

Q: A mysterious flash of light occurred on live television in Phoenix, Arizona during a morning newscast on Thursday, March 8. The light flash appeared during a traffic update on local Fox affiliate Fox 10. Anchor Andrea Robinson delivered the traffic report in front of a live video feed from a camera showing Phoenix’s 1-17 freeway and the northwest valley. The bright flash happened quickly, but the station certainly noticed. Utility companies denied any power anomaly. Any idea what caused the flash? A: Since it was on FOX, the president will most likely be blamed.   Q: I read an…

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Ghosts of Former U.S. Presidents and Others

Q: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. is not only home to the current President of the United States, it is also home to several former Presidents who occasionally decide to make their presences known there, despite the fact that they are dead. President Harrison is said to be heard rummaging around in the attic of the White House, while Andrew Jackson is thought to haunt his White House bedroom. The most frequently sighted presidential ghost has been that of Abraham Lincoln. Any thoughts? A: I have plenty of thoughts, just none on ghosts of former U.S. presidents.   Q:…

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Hong Kong Ghosts Inhabiting Their Homes

Q: I read that for bargain hunters in Hong Kong’s turbocharged property market, apartments that belonged to the recently deceased are proving irresistible — and the more gruesome the occupant’s demise, the better. Popular belief in a city awash with superstition runs that the ghost of a person who dies in unnatural circumstances — a suicide, murder or bad accident — inhabits their home, passing misfortune onto the new occupants. Anything like that happening in the states? A: We don’t need suicides, murders or ghosts to reduce the value of homes in America. We have an unregulated banking system. Q:…

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Pennies From Heaven

Q: I read about a man who claims he saw pennies fall from the sky. His story is he was walking around, no buildings nearby, and first heard metallic sounds from the ground and then discovered pennies. Then he was pelted by even more pennies coming from seemingly nowhere. He mentioned that the pennies were warm. I know there is an old song called “Pennies From Heaven,” but this just sounds zany. Is there any documented case of money falling from the skies? A: I suppose. I think if I found warm pennies that fell from the sky, I would…

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Is Time Travel Really Possible?

Q: I read where a survey of 3,000 people has revealed 30 per cent of adults across the UK believe time travel is possible and not confined to the realms of fictional films or television. And nearly half of adults (44 per cent) wrongly believe memory-erasing technology similar to that used in the film, Men in Black, and hover boards, such as those showcased in Back to the Future, exist in reality. Are people that gullible on your side of the pond? A: Heck, we’ve got people here who believe our President is an alien. Brits have some catching up…

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New Disease Causes Pigs to Run Rampant in UK

Q: I was reading predictions by alleged psychics when I came across this one: A new disease causes pigs to run rampant in the UK, not unlike mad cow, but more violent. At first I laughed, but then realized that if angry cattle could upset the United States, what would rampant pigs do to the United Kingdom? It isn’t enough we must worry about terrorists, now we have to be on the lookout for deranged swine. Some attribute this to our eating habits, but it has nothing to do with haggis, neeps and tatties. A: I think mad cows were…

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Christmas Ghosts

Q: The first Christmas I spent with my husband’s family was at his oldest brother’s house. When we got there, they (my husband’s family) told me that the house was haunted. I didn’t mind because I’ve been in haunted houses before. They told me to be careful walking down the stairs because the ghosts pushed people down the stairs. I was coming down stairs to to peek at my gifts when, all of a sudden, I felt someone push my feet out from under me. I ended up falling down the first four stairs. I was slightly bruised, but okay….

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Strange and Unexplainable Things

Q: Nature does some strange and unexplainable things. I read where in 1877, Memphis, Tennessee experienced a rain of snakes that measured in length from between 12 and 18 inches. On September 4, 1886, three separate showers of polished stones fell on Charleston, South Carolina. And in 1893, a yellow-tinged cloud passing over Paderborn, Germany, released a shower of living pond mussels. Can you explain these phenomena? A: Right around this time, lobotomies were becoming a popular form of therapy and a vice for some doctors. Of course, in the Southern states, it was explained as voluntary experimental psychosurgery. Q:…

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Crop Circles and Little People

Q: I understand that a small farm recently had crop circles discovered in the corn field. Investigators do not believe, based on their field work, that the Lawton formation was mechanically made by people. While more people went to investigate the phenomenon, it was destroyed by a young female neighbor who drove through the field with her truck and did donuts. She told one neighbor she thought one of the aliens got her pregnant. Could this be true? A: Sure. Women impregnated by aliens commonly crave strange foods and demonstrate rare forms of morning sickness. Often, donuts are involved. Q:…

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Ghostly Things

Q: Some people claim to have seen their dead relatives standing at the foot of their beds late at night. Are they really communicating with the ones crossed over or do you think perhaps they are just dreaming? A: It’s all a dream. You wouldn’t truly recognize anyone due to the fact that people’s images change when they are astral and, therefore, all humans look alike. Some people feel this is ethereal bigotry, but it is true. All ghosts look alike. Q: I recently went to a website that showed pictures of what people thought were ghosts or unexplainable sources…

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Virgin Birth and Unfinished Borscht-ness

Q: I read that scientists have discovered many creatures living in Australia are giving males the flick and opting for all-female communities that reproduce by cloning themselves. They reproduce by parthenogenesis, or virgin birth, but why and where, has researchers baffled. Asexual reproduction–so rare that less than one species in 1,000 practices it–tends to occur in extreme environments, such as high altitudes, high latitudes, deserts and places disturbed by fires and droughts. Have you heard of such phenomena? A: I have heard that because of the small number of available decent men, Texas women are establishing asexual reproduction workshops.  …

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Spanking the Devil Out and Lost Time

Q: I see where they came out with a prequel to The Exorcist. I have a friend who is trying to get a priest or psychic to perform an exorcism on his son. He claims he is possessed by demons and that is why he does weird things like torture small animals and threaten and harass the neighborhood kids. Do you think he could be possessed by the devil? A: It never ceases to amaze me the number people who believe some external force is in control of their mental faculties and physical actions. Up until about a decade ago,…

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