December 13, 2017

Loveland Lights in the Sky

Q: On the evening of March 22, 2009, at approximately 19:45 hours, I was traveling southbound on I-25 approximately five miles north of the Loveland, CO area when I noticed a set of lights in the sky that were approximately 250’ above the ground.The craft was perfectly stationary as it “hovered” in the air, neither tilting nor moving in any specific direction. As I traveled closer I was able to see that its dimmed lights were part of an aircraft/mechanical object. Did I just have a close encounter? A: A hovering craft spotted over a place called Loveland (the land…

Hauntings in Tucson, Arizona

Q: I recently read about hauntings in Tucson, Arizona–stories about poltergeists at a theater and a couple of hospitals. I knew that Tucson was the astronomy center of the world, home to a premier research institution, the University of Arizona, and a tourism destination, but I had no idea that it boasted a reputation for the paranormal, as well. Isn’t Sedona supposed to be the phantasmal capital of Arizona? A: Well, like the vortexes, perhaps the ghosts have also left.   Q: I heard that five footprints, believed to be traces left by the legendary “Shennongjia Wildman,” have been found…

Books and Other Gift Shop Goods Moving on Their Own

Q: A book hit a woman in the back, a 10 by 10 inch hardback titled “The Confederate Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization 1861-1865.” Books aren’t the only gift shop goods moving on their own: On the front counter, key rings, pins and whistles hang upon a square, black spindle. Workers say sometimes it spins without anyone touching it, and the motion is not spurred by a fan or air conditioner. Bruce Smith, the Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum’s executive director, would not go so far as to say the place is haunted. If it isn’t haunted,…

Does The Thunder Know the Hotel Is Haunted?

Q: I read that back in January, the New York Knicks spent two nights at the Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City, and then blamed their hotel for a loss to the Oklahoma Thunder because the hotel is haunted. The Lakers, up 2-0 after a couple of home games, went into Oklahoma, staying at the Skirvin Hotel. The series is now tied at 2-2. Could it be the Thunder knows the hotel is haunted and purposely puts up their opponents there? A: If the Thunder won every home game and their opponents all stayed at the same hotel, I would…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

Many Names for Large Hairy Ape-like Creatures

Q: Large, hairy ape-like creatures have been reported in every state of the U.S. In the Pacific Northwest, it’s called Sasquatch. In places like Ohio, it’s known as Bigfoot. But in Florida and a few other Southern states, the tall, upright walking hominid is called the Skunk Ape. A highly credible sighting of the Skunk Ape was reported in 2004. It was crouching in a ditch, but as the observer slowed her car to see it better, the creature stood to its full six to eight-foot height. Do you believe these creatures exist? A: Really tall, really hairy guys that…

UFO In the Middle of Nowhere

Q: I was walking back to my motor home after wild boar hunting in an unpopulated area in Texas last year. The sky was clear; wind calm and the sun had just set when I saw what I believe was a UFO. The object approached from the south-southwest and while moving north-northeast, passed almost directly overhead making no sound whatsoever. I estimate its altitude to be somewhere about 800 feet and its airspeed speed approximately 30 mph. I aimed my rifle at it and through the rifle scope, which was set on 8.5 power, I could clearly see surface detail…

Photographic and Audio Evidence of Paranormal Activity

Q: I heard a company called the Mid South Ghost Hunters have set up a continuously streaming web cam on the second floor of the Quetzal Internet Cafe in Memphis, Tennessee. We have investigated this site twice with positive results and have obtained photographic and audio evidence of paranormal activity. Do you agree they have captured the proof ghosts exist? A: I went to the webcam site. There was a vacant room with bare walls–no coffee, no furniture, no Internet and no ghosts. Not much of a cafe.   Q: Government scientists say the next sunspot cycle will be 30-percent…

Has the Age of Chaos Begun?

Q: I have been reading about the odd coincidence of hurricanes Katrina and Rita striking so soon near the same place. Then came the Guatemalan mudslide and the earthquake in Pakistan, all on the heels of the Bam earthquake and the tsunami in Southeast Asia. While skeptics see these natural disasters as unrelated, others say they are just the beginning of a chain of events leading to the world’s end. Has the Age of Chaos begun? A: I’m not quite sure what the Age of Chaos is supposed to mean. I’m sitting on land that was once ocean. This isn’t…

Tennessee is Bigfoot Country

Q: Tennessee is known for many things, from Nashville’s Country Music and Tennessee Whiskey to the beautiful fall foliage of the Appalachian Mountains. But unknown to many is the fact Tennessee is Bigfoot Country. In the County of Monroe and the town of Madisonville, claims of Bigfoot exist. A book describes the Tennessee Bigfoot, their mating habits and rituals. Are there photos to back up these claims? A: None that we know of. It seems they have not socially evolved enough to sit for a family portrait.   Q: According to some, we live on the earth’s crust, while there…

Librarian’s Ghost Still Awaits Her Lover

Q: I am curious about the ghost at the Landmark Inn in Lake Superior, Michigan. Legend has it that around the time the hotel first opened in 1930 on the shores of Lake Superior, a librarian in town fell in love with a sailor. He was to make one last journey before coming home to marry her, but the ship and crew never returned. The librarian is said to still haunt the Lilac Room, which has a view of Lake Superior. She is believed to be watching for her sailor’s return. Do you think the librarian’s ghost still awaits her…

You Know Your House Is Haunted When…

Q: A friend of mine told me that if you hear heavy footsteps in the upstairs hallway when you know no one is up there, doors slam unaccountably, commonly used items disappear and reappear without cause, the kitchen light turns on by itself or there’s the unmistakable scent of a strange perfume in the air, your house is haunted. True hauntings are rare occurrences, and it may be difficult to determine whether or not any strange phenomena in your home might be a haunting since no one knows what a true haunting is. Do you know of anyone whose house might…