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FURY OF THE DEMON – THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVIE OF ALL TIME?

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ORIGINATOR OF SPECIAL EFFECTS, GEORGE MELIES  DIRECT THIS FILM? OR IS THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION MUCH MORE SINISTER?

NOPE. THE ANSWER IS THAT THE FILM IS A FAKE!
IT’S A “MOCKUMENTARY”
Admittedly, I was fooled by this one. Ironically, it’s the film that inspired me to create this site. What caused me to go back and take another look at it?  Well, an alert lady, Jen H. and accomplished Fortean, from the U.K. contacted me, through this site, with some very insightful comments and valid questions that got my wheels a- turning.

After some serious Google diving, I came to the realization that most of the events and people in the video didn’t happen, or didn’t exist.
The Wikipedia reference below quickly resolved the whole question.

A shout out to Ms. Jen H. for putting me on the right track and an apology to all my other visitors for letting them slip a fast one past me.
(Post revised 5/1/2020)

WIKIPEDIA
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A great trailer and blurb sets the stage to make it easy to suspend belief and buy into the premise it’s a authentic documentary.

“A documentary investigation that traces violent riots said to be caused by a rare and dangerous lost 19th century silent film named La Rage Du Demon” (Fury of the Demon,) which was allegedly created by the Father of Cinema, Georges Melies. Through conversations with filmmakers, producers, journalists, historians and psychologists, this documentary slowly uncovers the truth about the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made.”
Kanopy Streaming Service Review

If, what they say is true in this video, then this film is “THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVIE OF ALL TIME.” As the sub-title of this 2019, French documentary claims. WELL IT’S NOT!

IT’S NEW RATING: A Fake Charley.
The second one to be awarded on this site.

Once again the venerable Charles Fort dons his fake nose and glasses and delivers the final verdict.

WHERE TO SEE THIS “MOCKUMENTARY:”
WATCH IT FREE ON KANOPY
This is a FREE streaming service named Kanopy, available though many libraries in the U.S. All you need is a library card, and you can view it on any device. If you want to see it on your flat screen T.V.
you will need a Roku device.
Kanopy
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WATCH IT FREE ON TUBI TV:
You’ll need an account and you will have to deal with commercials.
If you have Roku, you can  easily add the channel.
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UPDATE: This video is now available on Amazon.
FREE TO PRIME MEMBERS
Non-Members: Rent in HD: $2.99
Buy in HD: $9.99. But its a fake is it worth it?
Good movie for Halloween I suppose, and an excellent example of the “mockumentary” genera.
( I brought it for my video collection. Dang those Tricksters!) CONFOUNDED 1
If you want to see my review of another other “Mockumentary”
here it is.
(They didn’t fool me with this one.)
WAS THE MOON LANDING FAKED? OR WAS THE DOCUMENTARY?

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THE BRAY ROAD BEAST

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“In the early 1990’s a rural Wisconsin community called Elkhorn was at the center of a series of real-life werewolf sightings. As a local reporter, Linda Godfrey, began her investigation into the “Beast of Bray Road,” and other reports from around the county. For the subsequent three decades, the Beast of Bray Road has been the most infamous Wisconsin resident there is.”
BLURB FROM AMAZON PRIME

The Official “Beast of Bray Road” Trailer

RATING:  5 Charley’s.
Any video with Seth Breedlove’s name attached to it is a must watch. This particular video, more so. It includes first-hand, reputable eye-witness testimony of what people believe to be a “Werewolf.”

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Linda Godfrey was a reporter at the time in 1992 when the Beast of Bray road made its’ ominous appearance in Elkhorn WI. Here, Godfrey showcases her first article about the local “Werewolf.”

Featured in the video is Linda Godfrey, investigator and author. Godfrey is the original reporter who broke the Bray Beast story, plus other paranormal events in Elkhorn WI., including animal mutilations and UFO sightings. Mind you all of these events and terrifying encounters are just the tip of the iceberg in this well produced piece of Fortean gold.

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Paranormal Investigator Jay Bachochin of Elkhorn, agrees with Godfrey that Wisconsin has long been a hot-spot of paranormal activity.

Still the question remains, why is this four and half mile long lonely country road subject to reoccurring visits from a “Werewolf?”

Paranormal Investigator Jay Bachochin, along with Linda Godfrey recounts descriptions of the Beast as told to them by eye-witnesses.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER
If not, $2.99 to rent, $8.99 to buy.

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Artist’s concept of an encounter of the Beast reported by a Mother and her daughter. The “Werewolf” ran across Bray road right in front of their car.  The creature was pursuing  a deer.

REFERENCES:
Was This Wisconsin Town Terrorized by a Werewolf?
Inside Edition YouTube Channel – Eyewitness interviews.
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Lee Hampel, farms a 47 acre tract of hay, adjacent to Bray road. He had so much unusual activity on his property, that he installed trail cams for added security.

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One of Hampel’s cameras caught a mysterious grey mist hovering over a deer carcass. When he went to check for footprints, the deer was gone.
TRAILCAM UFO
A  trail cam catches a “trespasser” hurtling over Hampel’s field. Obviously not a plane or a helicopter. What was it?

Small Town Monsters YouTube Channel
(Stream YouTube through RoKu, if you have it,
to your flat screen TV.)
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(I love this logo!)
Small Town Monsters is an independent film series that explores lost and bizarre history around the United States.Best of all, the channel features his first two “On the Trail” series FOR FREE.
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On the Trail of Bigfoot
Watch all eight episodes: FREE ON YOUTUBE.

Official “On the Trail of Bigfoot” promo clip.
Directed and told from the perspective of Seth Breedlove, “On the Trail of… Bigfoot” was filmed across the United States during 2018. In scope, it’s one of the most ambitious projects Small Town Monsters has ever attempted.
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On the Trail of Champ the Monster in Lake Champlain 
Watch all five episodes: FREE ON YOUTUBE.

Official “On the Trail of Champ” promo clip.
This series explores the fascinating history of Lake Champlain, from its natural history to the history of human beings living by the lake as well as a detailed look into the origins of Lake Champlain monster sightings in the past few hundred years. Included are theories about the monster as presented by the foremost “Champ” Investigators.
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Visit their online store for Apparel, Blu-Ray Boxsets, Bundles, DVDs, Limited Edition Items. New Releases, Posters and Soundtracks.
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Don’t miss out on their upcoming Membership opportunity.
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GET THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL:
The Beast of Bray Road: Trailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf
By Linda S. Godfrey
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The original account of the 1992 bombshell news story that revealed reports of werewolf-like creatures in southeast Wisconsin.  Godfrey provides plenty of evidence to think about, with sightings of related creatures, Native American connections, historic lore and a keen-eyed look at possible explanations. Once fully digested, this book may induce readers everywhere to keep a more careful eye out as they travel lonely country roads after dark.
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Interested in more “Werewolves and Dog Men?”
See my review of  Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow
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OUIJA: DICING WITH DEATH – FREE

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FIRST: THE WARNING
You are about to watch a documentary which experiments with the practice of Ouija Boards. Some people believe that Ouija boards can open portals to demonic and dark entities that can have a negative impact on your life and the lives of those around you. We strongly advise that anyone watching does not
recreate anything that is shown in this documentary. We will not be held accountable for anyone choosing to ignore this advice.
FADE TO BLACK…

NOW THE BLURB FROM
PARANORMAL TRUTH’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
In this three part documentary, Dale Makin and Justin Cowell, along with some special guests, investigate the practice of Ouija boards. We take the use of Ouija boards to some of the most haunted locations throughout the UK to determine if Ouija boards are a genuine means of spirit communication or if it is nothing more than a board game which has inherited a negative stigma.

Justin Cowell, Paranormal Truth team member, sets the stage for these three ghost hunting episodes. These Ouija Board investigations will be conducted in nine of England’s most haunted locations.

RATING:  5 Charley’s
Paranormal Truth consists of two open-minded, skeptical paranormal investigators, Justin Cowell and Dale Makin, who travel the globe to some of the most haunted locations and document everything with their cameras.

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Dale Makin, the other dedicated
member of Paranormal Truth.

In this series, they have challenged themselves to fore go the usual ghost hunting equipment and use a Ouija Board instead. In each one of the investigations, Makin and Colwell try to make contact with various ghosts and paranormal entities across the U.K., but, from a skeptical point of view. Which is refreshing to see in the “Ghost hunting, reality TV genera. I gave the series 5 Charley’s because of their open-minded approach in the investigations.

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Eventually, the patented and trademarked “Ouija Board” was classified as a “novelty toy” used for entertainment purposes.

Overall, the show has excellent production values. The only complaint I have is that I was not too familiar with the reputed hauntings they investigated as well as the experts who appear throughout the series. Short backstories would have helped overall. In the reference section below, I have included links
to the hauntings and personalities that appeared in the first episode.

This is an outtake of the Ram Inn Investigation.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
FREE
ON THE PARANORMAL TRUTH YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Watch YouTube on RoKu.
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For our U.K. friends, don’t forget, Dale and Justin are LIVE every Monday night at 9 P.M., U.K. time on their weekly Superneutral Paranormal Show.

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If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.

REFERENCES:
DEMON CHURCH
Jason Graves
Saint Botolph’s Church – Skidbrooke, Lincolnshire
Haunted History of Lincolnshire
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Take a Google Map’s Tour
Beautiful exterior and interior photography.
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Karen Mercer
The Ancient Ram Inn – Wotton-under-Edge
“The Ram Inn has been called the most haunted house in Britain… though how exactly one might measure, rank or quantify such a thing is beyond me. Nevertheless, there are countless stories of ghostly sightings at The Ancient Ram Inn; and worse still are the tales of forceful interference, physical assault and even intense demonic activity is reported at this little old Gloucestershire pub.”
From The Bohemian Blog:
You can also book ghost haunts around the world at this site.
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Take a Google Map’s Tour
Again, beautiful exterior and interior photography.
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FREE – The Haunting of 39 De Grey Street.
The U.K.’s Most HAUNTED House

The OUIJA Brothers & Paranormal-X
PXTV YouTube Channel
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BE PART OF A GHOST HUNT AT 39 De GRAY STREET:
But first, another warning:
“Your ghost hunt at The Hostel, 39 De Grey Street in Hull, will be taken at your own risk.  The evil entities that are supposed to be here are thought to be very powerful. We will do all that we can to work with what is going on and your overnight ghost hunt here will be structured to ensure that you have the best opportunity to find out.  With so many reports of ghostly activity, we will work hard with you to discover who or what is haunting this house.”
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The Ouija Brothers
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Since the Ouija Brothers were involved with Paranormal Truth in Episode 3 of Dicing with Death, and the Paranormal X, investigation of 39 De Grey Street, here is their YouTube Channel.
FREE –
Ghost Hunting Videos
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THE HISTORY OF SPIRITUALISM IN THE U.S.
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Talking Boards, as they were called, became all the rage during the early 19th century when Spiritualism swept America. Mediums believed that the dead could contact the living through these boards.

THE SISTERS WHO STARTED IT ALL:
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The Fox sisters, from the left: Leah, Kate and Maggie.
The Fox Sisters and the Rap on Spiritualism
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Their séances with the departed launched a mass religious movement—and then one of them confessed that “it was common delusion”
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APKSREC.
FREE PDF
– The City of Austin, Texas online museum exhibit:
Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism in the 19th Century
Sponsored by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department,
thus the interesting Texas perspective.
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EXPERTS FROM THE VIDEO:

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Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe. Head of Psychology

O’Keeffe is an open-minded skeptic on most paranormal phenomena.
In this series he offers valuable insight in the use of Ouija boards.
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FREE –
Episode 44 – Parapsychology with Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe
Jeff Belanger YouTube Channel
He’s perhaps best-known as the parapsychologist from the television shows; Jane Goldman Investigates and Most Haunted. What are the Doctor’s favorite cases? Tune in to find out!
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Professor
Chris French
Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit
in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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FREE
–  An Introduction to Paranormal Psychology
with Chris French
The Royal Institution YouTube Channel
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Don’t miss the Q&A session!
Are there any paranormal phenomena supported by evidence? Have you ever found anything during experiments you couldn’t explain? Chris French answers questions from the audience following his talk on anomalistic psychology.
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Please read my review of:
Yes, No, Goodbye. The Ouija Documentary
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HUNT FOR THE SKINWALKER

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Hundreds of reports of phenomena at Skinwalker Ranch have made it one of the most famous paranormal hot spots in the world. Previously unreleased footage and interviews from the scientific study piece together what could be happening there.
Blurb from Amazon Prime

OFFICIAL TRAILER

RATING: 2 Charley’s
I was much disappointed in this over-hyped supposed Fortean Buffet. Viewers are promised never before seen footage, so I expected much more in the way of paranormal footage then what the show delivered. Actually it delivered very little if any at all.

The Director, Jeremy Corbell’s ominous introductory voice-over state’s “The largest scientific study in history, of a paranormal hot spot there are more questions than answers.” My question is, where are the results of this ground breaking study and why are they not in this documentary?

Plus a tip of the hat to Rod Serling for his “land of both shadows and substance” quote would have been nice.

The show is based on the 2005 book, Hunt for the Skinwalker co-authored by Colm A. Kelleher, Ph.d and George Knapp, who are both prominently featured in the film. Basically what they do is wander around the Ranch and verbalize accounts that were reported in the book. The book has many more in-depth details about these accounts.

The interviews with former National Institute of Discovery Sciences (N.I.D.S) are interesting, but they all speak in very broad terms, not specifics. Where is all the hard data they keep referring to?

The very few interviews with local UTE tribal members, who witness on-going UFO activity and have experienced both physical effects and emotional trauma are the highlights of video.

Over all, I think the video is too long. Granted the scenic shots are beautiful, but couple them with long shots of cars and trucks passing by, it gets a bit tedious. I saw little need for the campfires scenes featured throughout the video.

Especially the last one where one of the participants was the popular singer Robbie Williams. Where did he come from and why are the cameras capturing these precious, beer buddy drinking, “Gee-whiz, Kumbaya moments?  Shouldn’t these valuable cameras be trained on some of the many paranormal hot-spots on the ranch to see what they might capture?

Furthermore, we all know what grisly images the mind brings up when the subject of cattle mutilations come up. This is one segment of the film where the director could have used way less footage. A quick far away, establishing still shot was all the viewers needed to see here. Instead, the camera lingers over several unfortunate victims of these heinous acts. With one close-up after another pointing out the extent of the mutilations.

Then, we are treated to footage of N.I.D.S investigators further hacking away at the corpses. This hacking also looks pretty random here. Shouldn’t a Forensic specialist been consulted here? Pretty brutal footage overall.

Perhaps a warning slate,  before these cuts (No pun intended here.) of VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED would have helped. Honestly, do we need to see a mutilated cow’s ear skatey-eight dozen times?

Unfortunately the only way to see this video, if you want to see it, is to buy it. No free pass here even to Amazon Prime members. Overall, I think the book tells a better and a more believable story about the Skinwalker ranch, although there are discrepancies throughout it as well.

THE PRINCIPLE PLAYERS

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WHO IS THIS GUY?

The Rancher in this photo (48:00 minutes in) is not identified in the video. In fact, if you blink, you’ll miss it.  So whose picture is this? And why is the former owner’s family name, whoever they may be, never mentioned anywhere in this video?

In the book, Hunt for the Skinwalker the owners of the ranch were identified as Tom and Ellen Gorman. And the book was dedicated to the Gorman family for “their extraordinary courage.”
Hense the Gorman ranch.  Also in the book, the exact location of the ranch is shrouded in secrecy. Now the former owners are identified as Terry and Gwen Sherman. Their names appear in two places. One, in the History Channel’s promo for their new Skinwalker Ranch series:
HOW THE SKINWALKER RANCH BECAME A HOT BED OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
The History Channel.
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And two, www.skinwalkerranch.org this site, though an .org, it seems to be hosted by Ryan Skinner. His .com is pointed to the .org. Skinner is the author of several books on the Skinwalker ranch and they are all on sale on the site. This site was also being used to raise money for Skinner to make a documentary on the ranch.
The Gofundme page has since been deactivated and no longer taking donations.  Overall, I found the site to pretty accurate and informative. I can’t speak for the books, because I never read any.
For the Sherman citation, see under
“Timeline: History of the Ranch – 1994.”

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GEORGE KNAPP
Is an American television investigative journalist, news anchor, and talk radio host. Knapp has been recognized with Edward R. Murrow Awards, Peabody Awards, and between 6 and 24regional Emmy Awards depending on the source. Knapp also shared in a 2008 Peabody Award. He co-wrote the book this video was based on, Hunt for the Skin Walker with Colm A. Kelleher, Ph.D
Wikipedia
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ROBERT THOMAS BIGELOW
Is an American businessman. He owns the hotel chain Budget Suites of America and is the founder of Bigelow Aerospace. In 1995, Bigelow founded the National Institute for Discovery Science (N.I.D.S.) to research and advance study of various fringe sciences and paranormal topics, most notably ufology.
Bigelow purchased the Skinwalker ranch in 1996 for $200,000 and turned into an exclusive “Paranormal Laboratory” for N.I.D.S personnel. The results of their investigations was published in in the 2005 book, Hunt for the Skinwalker. The institute was disbanded in 2004.
Wikipedia
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COLM A. KELLEHER, Ph.D

Is a senior research scientist with a twenty-year career in cell and molecular biology. Following his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1983, Dr. Kelleher worked at Canada’s flagship Ontario Cancer Institute, the Terry Fox Laboratory at the British Columbia Cancer Research Center in Vancouver and the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver. More recently, Dr. Kelleher served as Research Director for Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas and as administrator for one of its subsidiaries, Space Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Kelleher also acted as team leader and project manager for the National Institute for Discovery Science (N.I.D.S.). Currently, Dr. Kelleher is the Director of Labs for a biotechnology firm in San Francisco. He has authored 38 peer reviewed publications in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry and virology. He co-wrote the book this video was based on the book, Hunt for the Skin Walker with George Knapp, Investigative Journalist.
Skinwalker.org
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Dr. John B. Alexander, N.I.D.S. Consultant
Is a retired United States Army colonel. An infantry officer for much of his career, he is best known as a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons and of military applications of the paranormal. He has written and lectured on the reality of UFOs. He characterizes his career as having “evolved from hard-core mercenary to thanatologist“. Alexander figures prominently in journalist Jon Ronson’s book The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004), and its related Channel 4 documentaries, which examine the subject of New Age ideas influencing the U.S. military.
Wikipedia
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ERIC DAVIS
Dr. Eric Davis, N.I.D.S. Physicist
Now Co-founder, Chief Scientist and Chief Compliance Officer of the Space Excess Corporation. In 1996-2002, he was the Director of Aerospace/Astro Physics at N.I.D.S./Bigelow Aerospace Company, and was a contractor to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies in 2008-2014. In 2002-2005, he was an advanced concepts contractor to the Air Force Research Lab at Edwards AFB, CA.
About Space Excess:
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About Dr. Eric Davis
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REFERENCES:

HISTORYTHE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH
See a preview of the History Channel’s new series.
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Read Skeptic Jason Colavito’s review of the new
History Channel series:

Jason Colavito is an author and editor based in Albany, NY.  He is internationally recognized by scholars, literary theorists, and scientists for his pioneering work exploring the connections between science, pseudoscience, and speculative fiction. His investigations examine the way human beings create and employ the supernatural to alter and understand our reality and our world.
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Read Colavito’s in-depth review of Episode One;
(Caution, lead sentence contains a washing-your-mouth-out-with-soap word.)
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MORE ABOUT JASON COLAVITO:
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BOOKS
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
HUNT FOR THE SKINWALKER
by Colm A. Kelleher Ph.D. and  George Knapp
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The author of the controversial bestseller Brain Trust brings his scientific expertise to the chilling true story of unexplained phenomena on Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch — and challenges us with a new vision of reality.

For more than fifty years, the bizarre events at a remote Utah ranch have ranged from the perplexing to the wholly terrifying. Vanishing and mutilated cattle. Unidentified Flying Objects. The appearance of huge, otherworldly creatures. Invisible objects emitting magnetic fields with the power to spark a cattle stampede. Flying orbs of light with dazzling maneuverability and lethal consequences. For one family, life on the Skinwalker Ranch had become a life under siege by an unknown enemy or enemies. Nothing else could explain the horrors that surrounded them — perhaps science could.
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THE CULT OF ALIEN GODS:
H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture
by Jason Colavito
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Many Americans believe that so-called ancient astronauts (visitors from outer space) were responsible for historical wonders like the pyramids. This entertaining and informative book traces the origins of such beliefs to the work of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937).

The author takes the reader through fifty years of pop culture and pseudoscience highlighting such influential figures and developments as Erich von Däniken (Chariots of the Gods), Graham Hancock (Fingerprints of the Gods), Zecharia Sitchin (Twelfth Planet), and the Raelian Revolution.

The astounding and improbable connections among these various characters are revealed, along with the disturbing consequences of Lovecraft’s “little joke” for modern science and public knowledge.
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THE GHOST HUNTER SHOWS TO BINGE BY – PLUS A FREE SHOW

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Steve Shippy began documenting his work on film, and to date has produced and directed 10 feature length documentaries. Including “A Haunting on Hamilton Street,” “A Haunting on Dice Road,” and “A Haunting on Brockway Street” where he investigates haunted locations to uncover the truth, and hopefully bring closure for residents of small towns like his.
Blurb from The Travel Channel
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To learn more about Steve Shippy,
visit the Travel Channel:
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OVERALL RATING OF BOTH SERIES: 5 Charley’s
The first thing I have to share with you is, that I am not a big fan of network “reality” Ghost Hunting shows. I find they tend to have very little “reality” and decent research techniques in them and way too much manufactured drama as a backstory. These are the main reasons such shows are referred to in TV production parlance as docu-dramas.

A Haunting on Potter Street – The Potter Street Station

But then I discovered Steve Shippy, A.K.A. Prozak, the Rapper turned Ghost Hunter on Amazon Prime. First I was impressed with the excellent production value of each show. Then, the well-organized and well equipped Ghost Hunting investigations, he and his team is second to none.

Third, the results the teams gets in terms of video footage and recorded Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sent many a chill down my spine. Of course watching such shows in complete darkness helps foster such goose-bump reactions.

Finally, its Shippy’s approach to the reason he Ghost Hunts. He comes across as genuinely wanting to, not only to help the people who are undergoing unpleasant supernatural intrusions, but also the poor spirits, trapped here, who are causing the haunting situations in the first place. He’s not driven to prove the paranormal is real or not, he just accepts what is happening is real, and then adapts a humanistic approach to deal with the situation at hand.

In Shippy’s defense of not being taken on a “rube ride”, the team always conducts thorough background research in each case. And examine the witnesses’ claims to detect possible fraud and sleight-of-hand trickery. So his acceptance as to the reality of the haunting is a guarded one.

Unfortunately, not all haunts Shippy comes across are all just creaking floors and random knocks in the night. Some are downright cantankerous and demonic in nature, causing vandalism and bodily injury. For encounters like these, Shippy enlists the services of professional Exorcists or Mediums to conduct site cleansings.

While on the subject of professionals, one reoccurring guest Ghost Hunter is Brian Harnois, one of the original team members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.). Their show, Ghost Hunters, premiered way back in 2004 on the SyFi channel. It was the first show of its kind and popularized paranormal reality TV and Ghost Hunting. (Wikipedia). Brian’s catch phrase is “Dude RUN!”

Brian’s style of Ghost Hunting is dramatically opposite of Shippy’s. Brian tends to be more confrontational and in- (the Ghost’s) face, forcing the entity into a physical altercation. This usually results in Brain getting the worst of these exchanges, resulting often in deep red scratches or other unpleasant painful side-effects. Admittedly these touches of “drama” makes for good TV, and satisfies one part of the required reality TV formula.

But it’s not the usual goofiness of other Ghost Hunter shows where the team members are arguing with each other, till they hear a bang. At which point they abruptly end their petty manufactured squabble and begin screaming “What was that? What was that?” Maybe if you had been Ghost Hunting and not reliving high-school, you’d know what that was. But, I digress.

Brian unfortunately brings a lot of baggage with him to the show.  A lot of Ghost Hunter fans are not too happy seeing him again. And they enjoy the fact that he is being brutally be resulted by unearthly claws. A Google search will give you the details. But Shippy fully supports him and respects Brian’s many years of experience and advice.

Now the question remains, is Shippy faking it all? I can’t answer that. Simply I don’t know. But after bingeing my way through all these shows, and seeing and hearing all the circumstantial evidence documented in them, I’ve come away with the conclusion that there may be something out there  lurking in the shadows, worthy of more investigation. Ultimately to be proven if it’s indeed real or not.

All the following Steve Shippy shows are on Amazon Prime.
FREE
if you are a Prime member.
If not, purchase and rental information is included with each listing.

THE SEEKER SERIES:
1– A Haunting on Hamilton Street
2 – A Haunting on Hamilton Street 2 – The Stable
3 – A Haunting on Potter Street – The Potter Street Station
4 – A Haunting in Saginaw, Michigan
5 – A Haunting on Washington Avenue – The Temple Theatre
6 – A Haunting at the Hoyt Library
7 – A Haunting On Dice Road – The Hell House
8 – A Haunting On Dice Road 2 – Town of the Dead

THE HAUNTED SAGINAW SERIES
A Haunting on Brockway Street
A Haunting on Finn Road – The Devil’s Grove

Want to see Steve Shippy’s
NEW SHOW ON THE TRAVEL CHANNEL FOR FREE?

Haunting in the Heartland – The Binding at the Gilbert House.
(You’ll witness a successful house cleansing.)
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THIS SHOW’S RATING:
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To see his new series on the Travel Channel
Haunting in the Heartland,
you’ll need a cable or satellite hook-up,
even if you’re are accessing it through Roku.

ONLINE NOW:
Listen to the Johnny Dare Morning Show
for an interview with Steve Shippy.
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Why This Rapper Is Now a Ghost Hunter
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WILLIAM FRIEDKIN’S THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH

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Over 40 years after the release of the “The Exorcist,” Director William Friedkin meets the Vatican’s “Dean of Exorcists,” Father Gabriele Amorth, and receives permission to film his ninth attempt to exorcise a woman named Christina.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

OFFICIAL TRAILER

ITS RATING:  5 Charley’s.
Now, I’m not a lightweight when it comes to horror movies. But “The Exorcist” scared the Heebie-Jeebies out of me. So much so, that I have only seen the film once, and that was on the big screen way back in 1973 when it premiered.

The movie was based on the book, with the same title by the late William Peter Blattey. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie. The book in turn, was based on an actual exorcism.

All of this backstory is covered in great detail by William Friedkin, who also serves as the host and cameraman as he delves into the world of demonic possessions. He was invited by the late Father Amorth to film Christina’s 9th exorcism. Friedkin’s hand-held, point-of-view camera work gives the audience a front row seat to the turbulent ritual. It is revealed during this cleansing that the Demon who possess Christina is not just some run-of-the-mill, low level tormentor, but Satan himself!

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Several Deacons, much bigger and heavier than Christina
struggled to restrain her during the ritual. That’s
Christina’s mother looking on in the background, praying
along with a room full of family members and friends.

Friedkin then takes his astonishing footage and consults numerous medical and religious authorities to get their professional take as to Christina’s claim of possession and use of exorcism to help heal  people with this diagnosis.  Their learned opinions will surprise you. Couple that with Friedkin’s and his Production Assistant’s later chilling encounter with Christina and her boyfriend in a church will make this one documentary you won’t soon forget.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIME

Unfortunately, the only way to see this documentary is to rent it for $3.99, or buy it for $12.99, even if you are a Prime member.

 REFERENCES:
A quick search on Amazon Prime will turn up at least a dozen other exorcism themed documentaries. For a starting point, please see my earlier review of: Return of the Exorcists

Then visit this site to find out more of the Catholic Church’s latest
news on exorcisms:
The Catholic News Agency:
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(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
BREAKING NEWS: (3/27/2020)
Published posthumously, Father Amorth’s (With Marcello Stanzione) last book;
The Devil is Afraid of Me
The Life and Work of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist
was released today.
“For more than 30 years, the Italian priest literally battled the devil by performing more than 60,000 exorcisms. Angelologist Fr. Marcello Stanzione reveals fascinating details of Fr. Amorth’s career—details that have never before appeared in print.”

RSN Religious News Service

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic
The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels

by Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Stefano Stimamiglio – editor, et al.
An international best seller.

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RETURN OF THE EXORCISTS

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Explore the heart of good versus demonic evil in this documentary. Guided by Theology Scholar, Father Francis Tiso, this eye-opening film takes you through the Catholic Churches’ startling mobilization to combat malevolent evil in Italy. It features actual footage of disturbing possessions and the unsettling exorcisms performed by the churches most experienced exorcists.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

RETURN OF THE EXORCISTS

 RATING: 5 Charley’s.
Hardly a week goes by when there isn’t an article posted on a news site or a feature story on television that doesn’t discuss exorcism. Popular Ghost Hunting show investigators often call on the services of an exorcist to drive out demons, malevolent Ghosts or Shadow people from the locus in quo. The Church has also begun training priests from all over the world to become qualified in conducting these rituals.

But why now? And why is this one region in Italy seemingly over run with demon possessions? So much so, that the Reverend Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome actually has a call-in radio show for people that think they are possessed, so they can find help and possible relief from their suffering. This documentary deals frankly with the church’s recognition of demon spirits and the steps it is taking to battle these entities world-wide.
(Spoiler Alert! Don’t worry, there is no 360 head turning, vomiting or bloodletting anywhere to be found
in this video. Yes, a curse word or two. A blaspheme here and there, but you know, Demons, what do you expect?)

Visit this site to find out more of the Catholic Church’s stand on exorcisms from an authoritative source:
The Catholic News Agency:
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WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIME – FREE IF YOU”RE A MEMBER
If not, $1.99 to rent, $7.99 to buy.

REFERENCES
BREAKING NEWS: (3/27/2020)
Published posthumously, Father Amorth’s Last Book
(With Marcello Stanzione)
The Devil is Afraid of Me
The Life and Work of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist
was released today.
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“For more than 30 years, the Italian priest literally battled the devil by performing more than 60,000 exorcisms. Angelologist Fr. Marcello Stanzione reveals fascinating details of Fr. Amorth’s career—details that have never before appeared in print.”
RSN Religious News Service
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An Exorcist Explains the Demonic
The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels

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by Fr. Gabriele Amorth and Stefano Stimamiglio – editor, et al.
An international best seller.
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THE FLATWOODS MONSTER CASE – FREE MOVIE

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Here’s a video presentation of the renowned Dr. Ivan T. Sanderson. Here is his1953 audio report  of what he discovered while investigating the famous Flatwoods Monster Case. By 1952, flying saucers had become a familiar topic to the American public. However, the terrifying case of the Flatwoods monster was among the first nationally-publicized UFO/creature sighting.  Dr. Sanderson, biologist, naturalist, writer, lecturer, and Fortean Investigator, gives a recollection of his on site investigation into the Flatwoods, WV monster incident. This was on the Long John Nebel 25, 1956 WOR-NY radio broadcast.
Blurb from the Lavada Cobb YouTube Channel.

 

IT’S RATING: 5 Charley’s
First it’s priceless! Second, this is not an actual video. Its more like a PowerPoint slide show. But don’t let that discourage you. You can listen to it while doing something else. This is an extremely rare and important piece of Fortean history.  Ask any researcher, no matter what the topic, and they will tell you “first-hand testimony is the best data to work from.” Granted in this case, it can be agreed to, that this is technically not first-hand testimony.

But a first-hand, on the scene investigative report coming from one of the most recognized authorities in all things Fortean, is pure gold, Ivan T. Sanderson.* In fact Sanderson is credited with creating the term “cryptozoology” back in the late forties. The show is hosted by Long John Nebel**, a pioneer in late-night radio talk shows. Long John specialized in discussing controversial topics and having equally controversial guests on his show.

WHERE TO SEE IT FREE:
YouTube: The Lavada Cobb Channel
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If you have Amazon Prime, it’s FREE.
If not, you can rent it for $4.99, or buy it for $19.99.
Click here to rent or buy.

BIG LISTENING BONUS:
Click below for a FREE 4 hour, YouTube bonus treat of a 4 hour Long John radio show.
YouTube: The AMFMArchives Channel
(Original broadcast date unknown.)
Guests include Ivan T. Sanderson, Isabel Davis, Hans Stefan Santesson, Lester Del Ray and Ben Isquith. They debate UFOs visiting the Earth, science, and the afterlife. (Audio starts out grainy, but becomes clear 10 minutes into the show.)
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LONG JOHN NEBEL’S SHOW RATING:
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5 Charley’s
Classic historic Ufology at its best!

*To find out more about Ivan T. Sanderson:
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**To find out more about Long John Nebel:
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To learn more about the Braxton County/Flatwoods Monster:
BRAXUPDATED
By Frank C. Feschino, Jr.
Revised and updated with new evidence that’s come to light since the 2004 edition.
“His ongoing and diligent 21-year investigation into this case reveals an invasion of gigantic aliens that occurred over America on September 12, 1952. “
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