Review: Unidentified The UFO Phenomenon

My book review of “Unidentified The UFO Phenomenon” by Robert Salas.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

More Most Haunted

I suppose that it wont be long before we see new episodes of Most Haunted in the US again. I really don’t watch the ghost shows anymore. Having said that, I am amused by Ghost Adventures

Yvette Fielding
Yvette Fielding.

“I want a blessing. A serious, serious, serious blessing after this shit.” So says Yvette Fielding, hunched over a cardboard Ouija board with an Asda Smart Price glass upturned before her. Ring the bells and deck the halls with joke-shop aerosol cobwebs, Most Haunted (Thu, 10pm, Really) is back.

source: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/aug/18/most-haunted-still-the-market-leader-in-ectoplasmic-claptrap

Banned From The Bible – Secrets Of The Apostles

Travel back to the blistering sands of the Holy Land, into the onion-domed chapels of Eastern Orthodox churches and onto the pages of the Koran. Unearth the trail of chapters that were left out of the ultimate version of the Scriptures. Included in the Koran is “The Life of Adam and Eve,” a detailed account of the creation story written before Jesus was born. The incestuous account of “The Book of Jubilees” was included in the Orthodox Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls. “The Book of Enoch,” an ancient bestseller, relates the story of the man said in Genesis to have walked with God and been assumed directly into heaven. This fascinating collection offers a fresh perspective on the figures at the foundation of faith.

RIP Frank Sumption creator of the ghost box

Frank Sumption, the creator of the ghost box, has passed away. While many people may not know the name Frank Sumption, many people in the paranormal field have first-hand knowledge of Frank’s ghost box,

Personally, I have never been sold on the so-called evidence collected by ghost boxes, or variations of the ghost box, but I do find some of the evidence interesting. That being said, there are many paranormal teams who use Frank Sumption’s ghost box and Frank has made a significant mark on Paranormal research.

I extend my sympathy to the Sumption family for your loss…

Curently reading: Unidentified: The UFO Phenomenon

unidentifiedUnidentified: The UFO Phenomenon: How World Governments Have Conspired to Conceal Humanity’s Biggest Secret by Robert Salas

Available September 22nd…

In 1969 the U.S. Air Force issued a statement that read‚ “No UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security.” This statement is patently false. It has been proven untrue by the testimony of many military officers and airmen and documentation of incidents involving UFOs and nuclear weapons, testimonies of which the U.S. Air Force was fully aware. Unidentified details many of these testimonies, some for the first time.

As partial justification for its position, the Air Force cites a University of Colorado study that was contracted and paid for by federal funds. Unidentified reveals how this study was actually just another part of the plan to cover up the reality of the UFO phenomenon. For the first time, Unidentified publishes evidence that the investigators for the Colorado study knew about the UFO-related missile shutdown incidents but did not investigate them or include them in their final report.

Unidentified: The UFO Phenomenon: How World Governments Have Conspired to Conceal Humanity’s Biggest Secret

Review: The World’s Most Haunted House

The World’s Most Haunted House

by William J. Hall
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition August 25, 2014
ISBN-10: 1601633378
ISBN-13: 978-1601633378

Barry’s score 4 stars out of 5
Available August 25th @ Amazon The World’s Most Haunted House: The True Story of The Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street

My thoughts:

Let me first start out by saying that I expected to totally hate this book. The title of “The World’s Most Haunted House” almost turned me away. I had just finished reading “Demon Street, USA”,  and while I didn’t hate that book, I didn’t for one minute believe the story. You might imagine my reluctance in reading another ghost research tale. In addition to that reluctance there was also the Warrens — Oh my god, the Warrens. There is even a brief mention of a young John Zaffis (the Author doesn’t mention if  Zaffis took anything from the haunted house *evil grin*).

Despite my misgivings, I decided to throw away my preconceived opinions and give the book a fair and unbiased read. As it turned out, I enjoyed it. The events, unlike some books of this type, were well documented and researched. The World’s Most Haunted House has 5 Appendices and a nice Notes section. The book is packed with pictures of people and documents that gives a feeling of the era and authenticity.

I guess more than anything else, I found a sort of kindred spirit in the Author William J. Hall. I trust his thoughts, research, and opinions of the strange events at the house on Lindley Street. I think that I would have approached the investigation in much the same way.

All in all, it is an excellent book and I highly recommend it. I give “The World’s Most Haunted House” 4 stars out of five.

Product description:

In this unprecedented work, the story of the 1974 Bridgeport, Connecticut poltergeist is at last revealed. A crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers gathered. National media reported jumping furniture, floating refrigerators, and attacking entities.

Decades after the publicity quieted, more than 40 hours of never-before released interviews with police officers, firefighters, and others tell the story as it actually unfolded:

  • Relive the experience, the terror, the rampant emotions, and the unexplainable events that took place in that house as they happened.
  • Have access to revealing excerpts from actual interviews, police reports,and rare documents.
  • Access unreleased audio, poltergeist sounds, and an old radio broadcast.

Return to 1974 and feel the Lindley Street experience from the inside. Find out why it is deemed the haunting that should have brought the paranormal into mainstream science.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Aaron Goodwin of Ghost Adventures — Fired?

The story that Aaron Goodwin of Ghost Adventures has been fired is burning up the internet. In this case, it is not true. Aaron continues to high-step his way through Ghost Adventures and to the bank.

However, stories of a half goat-half sheep, or a geep, are true. I give you Butterfly the geep …

geep

Review: It Was a Dark and Creepy Night

It Was a Dark and Creepy Night: Real-Life Encounters with the Strange, Mysterious, and Downright Terrifying
by Joshua Warren, Andrea Saarkoppel

itwasadarkPaperback: 256 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (August 25, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1601633289
ISBN-13: 978-1601633286

Available August 25th @ Amazon
It Was a Dark and Creepy Night: Real-Life Encounters with the Strange, Mysterious, and Downright Terrifying
Barry’s score — 5 stars out of 5.

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book and I think that it is my favorite book of the year. What Warren has done is to collect a massive number of paranormal stories, allegedly true, and present them for the reader to judge their validity. Each story is only a page or two long and you’ll breeze through them like a handful of salted peanuts.

To me, this is what the paranormal is all about. It is not the guys wandering around in black t-shirts, cameras, and devices with blinking lights. The paranormal is all about a friend  or acquaintance, sitting at a table with you, and relating something odd that occurred to them.

Having said all of that, let me tell you about an odd synchronicity that occurred to me while reading this ebook.  I was cleaning a display when I knocked off a pocket knife that had belonged to my Grandfather. After reading a few more  stories, I read a story about synchronicity and finding a pocket knife that belonged to a Grandfather. Synchronicity? Coincidence?  Hmmm?

All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I give it 5 stars out of 5 and I think that it is a must-have for your home library.

Product description:

There were only three rules when Joshua P. Warren began collecting these stories from around the world: they had to be true, they had to be short, and they had to send a shiver down your spine.

It Was a Dark and Creepy Night presents a wide variety of weird and spooky tales about ghosts, UFOs, cryptids, angels, demons, ESP, interdimensional contact and more. Because each tale is short, this eerie little tome is perfect for a subway ride, a plane flight, or a night entertaining guests.

An internationally respected investigator of the unknown, Joshua adds his insight to these strange experiences. Some tales are too odd to easily categorize, but each one simple or complex transformed an ordinary person’s life, revealing a facet of those uncanny phenomena that still leave us wondering…what if?

    Imagine if:

  1. You met a strange woman who said she remembered Lincoln’s funeral, then vanished . . .
  2. You dreamed you were being attacked by a demon and woke up to find scratch marks across your body . . .
  3. The face of the person in front of you suddenly transformed into that of a reptilian . . .

Remember: These and the many other tales in this fascinating book are true, short, and eminently creepy!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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