Tag Archives: Documentary Reviews

BUYING THE SPIRIT

BUYSIPCROPPED

For many people, Voo Doo is synonymous with black magic and malevolence. It’s regarded with suspicion, conjuring up images of animal sacrifices and mutilated dolls. This powerful documentary takes us straight into this hidden, impenetrable world. Beautifully-made with unbelievable access to Voo Doo practitioners, this film offers an unrivaled insight into this frequently misunderstood religion.
AMAZON PRIME BLURB

A ceremony to protect a girl from a curse.

 

“King Lucifer, King Lucifer, King Lucifer.
Let the one I am talking about,
disappeared from this earth.
Let him go to hell, which is your kingdom,
where you can command him.
King Lucifer, King Lucifer.”
Voo Doo Priest Vladimir Benadel
Performing a ritual seeking protection from a man who has threatened to kill him and his girlfriend.

SKULL F
During the ceremony for protection from the death threat, Vladimir and his girlfriend  follow the instructions of the Voo Doo Priest, a friend of Vladimir’s, who is conducting the ritual.
BULLW
The repeated snapping of a Bullwhip over a fire brings the protection ceremony to a close. Lets hope it works.

RATING: 5 Charley’s – PLUS!
Right from the start, this documentary plunges you into the very core of Voo Doo ceremonial magic. This is an unprecedented glimpse into a religion that the Western world will not accept. We are conducted on this insider’s journey by the Voo Doo Priest* Vladimir Benadel.

TEMPLE WSR
This is Vladimir’s Temple, 30 of his Ancestor’s Spirits live there. They each have their own rooms and very distinct and demanding personalities.
SPROOM
Frieda, the Queen of Vladimir’s Ancestors. Collectively, the Ancestors granted permission for this documentary to be made.

It is through his intersession, and that of his Ancestor’s Spirits, the production crew is granted access to private ceremonies, ritual customs and Voo Doo Societies.  You will come away with a greater understanding and respect for this vital religious practice. And I guarantee you, you will watch it more than once.

* In Voo Doo, there are both Priests and Priestess. And there is no limit to what practitioner rank either one can rise to.

2020-04-09_15-29-02
Belonging to a Voo Doo Society in Haiti is a way of life and creates a supportive community. The  Societies are a cooperative. They pool their money and donate it to the members most in need at the time. Eve and Odette were the recipients of this month’s pool. They were able to restart their baking business and return to the Friday market to sell their goods.
MAEKT
A successful day in the market allows Eve and Odette to feed their children and buy expensive water. The excess  food is sold at other markets during the week.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER
If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.

BIBLE
In treating a sick child, Vladimir reads from the Bible out loud while he conducts the Voo Doo healing ceremony.
POSS
While treating a patient, a Priest is possessed by a Spirit.
SPTT
The Voo Doo Priest who sold Vladimir a new Spirit, performs a transference ceremony. Vladimir needs this Spirit to build his business back up because his Ancestor’s Spirits are refusing to work for him anymore. When a Voo Doo Priest or Priestess buys a Spirit, it  is bound to them, and it must do their bidding.

REFERENCES:
Please note, in comparing these two reference sources you may find contradictory information in them. Always continue further research into  any topic you are interested in learning more about.

Voo Doo: Facts About A Misunderstood Religion
From the LIVE SCIENCE website:
Voo Doo is a sensationalized pop-culture caricature of Voudon, an Afro-Caribbean religion that originated in Haiti, though followers can be found in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, the United States and elsewhere. It has very little to do with so-called Voo Doo dolls or zombies.
Read the full article:
RED B

The Origins of Voo Doo, the Misunderstood Religion
From the ANCIENT ORIGINS website:
Although the exact origins of Voo Doo are unknown, it is generally agreed that this religion has its roots in West Africa. Modern day Benin is regarded as the birth place of this religion, and the name ‘Voo Doo’ itself means ‘spirit’ in the local Fon language. Read the full article:
RED B

DANCE
Voo Doo Societies often meet each other for ritual ceremonies of song and dance. However, while the festive song and dance ceremony is under way, each Voo Doo Society must remain vigilant. Because each Society may attempt to steal the other one’s magic. Or worse, cast a spell on the opposing Society or its members.

BOOKS:
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
Reputable Voo Doo books are hard to source. My research turned up only two that I felt would give the reader a proper perspective on the religion. If you have any suggestions on other books, please email me though my contact page.

Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti’s Indigenous Spiritual Tradition
By Mambo Chita Tann
VDBKC
Haitian Vodou is a fascinating spiritual tradition rich with ceremonies and magic, songs and prayers, dances and fellowship. Yet outside of Haiti, next to no one understands this joyous and profound way of life. ln Haitian Vodou, Mambo Chita Tann explores the historical roots and contemporary practices of this unique tradition.
Learn customs, beliefs, sacred spaces, and ritual objects. Characteristics and behaviors of the Lwa, the spirits served by Vodou practitioners. Common misconceptions such as “voodoo dolls” and the zombie phenomenon. Questions and answers for attending ceremonies and getting involved in a sosyete (Vodou house).
Correspondence tables, Kreyol glossary, supplemental prayer texts, and an extensive list of reference books and online resources. Well-researched, comprehensive, and engaging, Haitian Vodou will be a welcome addition for people new to Haitian spirituality as well as for students, practitioners, and academics.
RED B

Secrets of Voo Doo
By Milo Rigaud
VGBKC#2
Secrets of Voo Doo traces the development in Haiti and the Americas of this complex religion from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods of Loas and their function, the symbols, signs, rituals and the ceremonial calendar of Voodoo; and the procedures for performing magical rites are given.
“Voo Doo,” derived from the words meaning “introspection” and “mystere,” is a system of belies about the formation of the world and human destiny with clear correspondences in other world religions. Rigaud makes these connections and discloses the esoteric meaning underlying Voodoo’s outward manifestations, which are often misinterpreted. Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross. Drawings and photographs by Odette Mennesson-Rigaud.
RED B

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Please send me a comment via “Contact Us” if you’d like, and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor

YES, NO, GOODBYE – THE OUIJA DOCUMENTARY

YNGPI
Find out what happens when a group of documentary filmmakers test the power and taboos surrounding Ouija and spirit boards. Follow the team as they travel across the U.S. to meet with witches, warlocks, and voodoo practitioners to gain insight on how spirit boards are used in different religions and practices. Plus, a stopover in Baltimore, birthplace of the Ouija board to celebrate its 125 Anniversary at the Oujiacon.
AMAZON PRIME

OFFICIAL TRAILER

OGH#1
The Ouija board is used as a communication portal during a séance in a haunted house.
FFAM
Great-grand daughters of William Fuld who was running Kennard Novelty in 1890. The company that manufactured and marketed the “talking board” that was patented by Elijah Bond, a Baltimore attorney.
EXPER
During the Oujiacon, Investigator Sommer Jonez takes part in an eye-tracking experiment while using a Ouija board. These experiments were conducted by a visiting team of investigators from Denmark. (To learn the results of this experiment, scroll down.)

RATING: 3 Charley’s
This documentary sets out to address the two big hot-potato questions regarding Ouija boards. Do they work and are they dangerous to use? In several attempts to answer these question, the investigators, Sommer Jonez, Alejandro Dominguez and Josh Heard hold a series of séances in some famously haunted places where their experiments yield some surprising results.
Sorry, no spoiler alerts here.

Witches
A séance conducted by a Coven of Wiccans in a library results in scratching noises, whistling and a disembodied voice saying “Hello.”

The only reason there weren’t more Charley’s bestowed upon this feature was because of the production quality, basically the continually floating camera work and uneven recordings. Their investigative techniques were also a little loose here and there, but they will surely improve with more practice. A minor point, the use of strong language. Don’t get me wrong, I grew up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, so such “Bon Mots” are nothing new to me. But they do tend to draw attention away from the situation at hand.

BMARY
Bloody Mary, Voo Doo/New Orleans Historian ritually cleanses a Ouija board with fire for investigators Josh Heard and Sommer Jonez.

I also would have liked to have learned a little more about the background stories of the haunted locations they visited. Over all, you’ll enjoy this video, just as many of us have enjoyed using the Ouija board in the past.

NEWSALD
Another Séance, this time before a reportedly haunted mirror in a haunted house. In this instance, investigator Alejandro Dominguez’s (foreground) deceased Grandmother came though the board. This experience so unnerved Dominguez that he quit the production.

BUNING B
After the Planchette flies off the board, the crew decides to get rid of the board by burning it. Most practitioners of the Ouija strongly recommend against doing this as it will often cause worse problems.
Burying it or conducting an “industrial strength” cleansing is a better way to go.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER
If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.
RED B

LEARN THE HISTORY OF THE OUIJA BOARD
The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board
Tool of the devil, harmless family game—or fascinating glimpse into the non-conscious mind?
SMITHSONMAG
RED B

OUIJA BOARDS: SCIENCE EXPLAINS THE
SPOOKY SENSATION.
MNT
New research reveals all the psychological mechanisms that are responsible for creating the “paranormal” sensation that Ouija boards often induce.
RED B

REFERENCES:
OJBGET YOU OWN OUIJA BOARD –
to experiment it. Here’s the classic spirit world game that lets you ask questions and get answers. The Planchette guides you in your search for answers. It’s fun to do with family and friends. Includes Ouija board, Planchette (with lens and 3 glide feet), and instructions; Ages 8 and up.
RED B

WHO DARES SAY ZOZO “DOESN’T EXIST?”
(Sommer Jonez that’s who. Find out for yourself.)
The ZOZO Phenomenon
By Darren Evans and Rosemary Ellen Guiley
ZOZO IS ZOZO REAL?
For decades, unsuspecting users of spirit boards have been pestered and attacked by a malevolent entity that calls itself ZOZO, the “king of kings.” Evenings of entertainment have ended in anxiety and fear, with lingering problems ranging from hauntings to dream invasion and psychological terror.

Darren Evans is a paranormal survivor who learned about ZOZO the hard way–and took his story to the world. People around the planet responded with similar stories, and some that were even more shocking.

In this ground-breaking book, Darren Evans and paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley probe the mystery of ZOZO, from ancient gods to modern aliens, demons, and more. Who is ZOZO, and what does ZOZO want? The answers will surprise you!
RED B

Ouija Gone Wild
By Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Rick Fisher
BKCO OUIJA, GOOD OR EVIL?
For more than a century, the Ouija has captivated millions of people curious about contacting the spirit world. Ouija messages have inspired writers, artists, and musicians. They have also played a part in murder, suicide, possession, tragic treasure hunting, marriage, divorce, and bizarre behavior. Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Rick Fisher have written the most comprehensive book on the Ouija to date, delving into decades of weird history.
RED B

How to Safely Use the Ouija Board:
An Instruction Manual
By Daniel Cumerlato
SUTOB ENSURING A SAFE OUIJA BOARD
This is a quick read and very easy to understand. Daniel’s goal is to make instructions similar to a board game, make it easy to follow for you and your friends and make it safe. The Booklet features: The Real History of the Ouija, what’s true and fake about the dangers. Included is an instruction manual. A detailed how to for perfect communication with the board.
RED B

Spirit Boards for Beginners:
The History & Mystery of Talking to the Other Side
By Alexandra Chauran
SBFB ANSWERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Get answers to your questions about relationships, school, and career. Communicate with your personal spirit guides. Contact loved ones who have passed to the other side. Whether you want to divine the future or just have fun, Spirit Boards for Beginners it’s an invaluable resource, with: Step-by-step instructions for using the board. Techniques for self-protection. Tips to help you avoid being tricked. The controversial history of spirit boards. Dozens of true spirit-board stories.
RED B

Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board
By J Edward Cornelius
ALCBKC PART FASCINATING HISTORY –
and part practical manual, this engaging guide takes the position that the Ouija Board is indeed as powerful as its detractors claim, revealing the dark secrets and hidden truths of this curious, enduring “game.”
RED B

FUN ACCESSORIES FEATURING OUIJA BOARDS.
Ouija Board Pattern Tapestry
Home Decor 60” x 40”
WALL HANGING SOFT POLYESTER FABRIC
Care Guide: hand or machine wash under the gentle cycle. Please Use a mild detergent with cold water. Durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use.
RED B

Ouija Board Doormat
ODOORM
QUICK DRYING, WATER-HOG MAT
Dimension: 23.6″(Length) x 15.7″(Width) 3/16″ thickness. Backed with a neoprene rubber non-slip backing. Can be used indoors and outdoors
RED B

Ouija Board Area Rug 5’x 7′
OARNEW
ADD A HINT OF THE OCCULT –
to any room. Material: plush polyester, sponge, non-woven fabric , wear-resistant with non-slip backing. Indoor only.

DICINGPI
Please read my review of:
Dicing With Death
RED B

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Send me a comment via “Contact Us” if you’d like, and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor 

FACTUAL EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY OF U.F.O. ENCOUNTERS – FREE RARE AUDIO TREAT

FETUFOPI
This is actually an audio documentary originally sold as a  two vinyl record set released in 1978. The total listening time is 90 minutes.  The individual segments are what they claim to be, interviews with actual  UFO close encounter witnesses. Included in this collection  are first-hand testimony of abductees whose stories are discovered while placed under hypnosis. High-end production values along with a terrific audio mix of music and effects makes it fun to listen to. What’s nice is that they don’t overpower the narrative.

The original sleeve contained two 33 1/3, 12” records and opened book-like after the shrink wrapped was removed. Printed on the inside gatefold are photos and drawings of saucers, aliens and witnesses.
Produced by: Investigative Research Associates, INC., Chicago Illinois*.

PLAYLIST SYNOPSIS’S:
1. Introduction
Narrator Walt Peters gives an overview of the UFO situation and introduces J. Allen Hynek as the Director of this documentary for the producers, Investigative Research Associates.
HYNEKVALLEE  Dr. Hynek  with Dr. Jacques Vallee.

2. Foo Fighters
The Air Force investigates the mysterious Balls of Lights pilots were reporting following their planes during WW2.
FOOF  Foo Fighters in flight

3. The Kenneth Arnold Sighting
This one event is considered the seminal sighting that started the modern UFO era, June 24, 1947.  Kenneth Arnold describes his discussion with the United Press reporter who coined the term “Flying Saucers” after listening to Arnold’s report.
KENNTH A  The true shape of the UFOs

4. Government Involvement
Rare interview with Col. Robert Friend, Director of Project Blue Book from 1958 to 1963.
CLFD Col. Robert Friend (Center)

5. The Simi Valley Sighting
Undercover police officer Melvin Stewart reports what he thinks is a crashing plane.
Multiple police are called to the area and see the UFO, it then hovers over them and reacts to their flashlights with lights, sound and movement.

6. Peecha Case
Farmer Bill Peecha has a close encounter with three huge saucer shaped objects
that seem to be drawing energy from the nearby power lines. The UFOs were seen by multiple witnesses and unexplained power failures occurred in several areas.

7. James Richard Case
Ted Phillips, respected UFO investigator, discussed his specialty of investigating trace landing cases The Richard Case is cited as one of his most interesting landing cases. Police investigation after the eyewitness reports it turns up imprints in the ground, twisted tree limbs and burnt leaves.
TEDP Ted Philips

8. Travis Walton Abduction
Travis Walton recounts his incredible claim of his abduction in 1975. In 1993 Walton’s story was made into a movie starring D.B. Sweeney and James Garner. Dr. Hynek stated after his investigation he feels that, “Mr. Walton is indeed telling the truth.”
TRAVISW Travis Walton

9. Father William Gill Sighting
Classic UFOLOGY here. Father’s Gill sighting from June 25, 1959. Multiple witnesses, occupants sighted and returned hand waves back to the witnesses.
GILL Seen by multiple witnesses.

10. Officer Herbert Schirner Abduction
Police Officer Schirner reports a UFO sighting on night patrol and discovers he can’t account for 30 plus minutes of time. Hypnosis reveals the reason why, and it turns out to be a life changing story.
HS Occupant of the UFO

11. Louise Smith / Kentucky Women Abduction
Three women in Kentucky loose time and suffer from painful physical effects. Hypnosis reveals the whole terrifying story. Actual recording of one of the session.
DR.S Dr. Leo Sprinkle

12. Charles R. Mcquiston,
Expert in Psychological Stress Evaluation (PSE)
My findings are: “None of these cases are a hoax!”

13. Betty and Barney Hill Abduction
Again, more Classic UFOLOGY here. As Kenneth Arnold’s report above ushered in the modern UFO age, this claim introduced the Abductee narrative into pop- culture. Betty Hill recounts the “Interrupted Journey” in her own words. Marjorie Fish tells how she recreated the Star-map seen by Betty Hill while on board the craft.
B&B HILL Betty and Barney Hill with Delsey

14. Crashed Saucer Investigation
Astronaut Gordon Cooper discusses possible government cover-ups. J. Allen Hynek shares a dramatic military UFO crash case between the Texas and Mexico border. Metal recovered from the crash mysteriously disappears. A General’s aide tells of several crashed UFOs with dead occupants that are secretly hidden
away in storage.

15. Summaries and Theories
Noted UFO Experts share their startling conclusions as to what they think UFOs might be. Stanton Friedman, Nuclear Physicist, Dr. Hynek, Astronomer, Computer Scientist Jacques Vallee, and Dr. David Saunders are interviewed. Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981 makes an interesting speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

RATING: 5 Charley’s
Classic! Important! Rare! All in one place!
Most importantly, and sadly, pretty much everyone featured in these interviews, have passed away. These first-hand witness accounts and opinions of the experts is an irreplaceable legacy oral history needs to be preserved.

WHERE TO HEAR IT:
FREE ON YOUTUBE
RED B
Not sure what arrangements the following sources offer:
AMAZON MUSIC
RED B
AMAZON MUSIC (ANDROID)
RED B
Spotify
With an FREE account.
RED B
Google Play Store
$0.99 each track. Only has 10 tracks in the collection.

WHERE TO OWN IT:
AMAZON MUSIC
$8.99 to buy the complete collection, $0.99 each.
RED B

REFERENCES:
CAPTURED!
The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World’s
First Documented Alien Abduction
by Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden
(Betty and Barney Hill’s niece.)
CAPTURED
Almost 60 years after the UFO abduction of Betty and Barney Hill, more and more people are convinced that UFOs are real and their existence is being covered up by the government. If you have doubts or questions about the Hill case or alien experiences in general, Captured! will give you the answers you’re searching for. The 1961 abduction of the Hills stirred worldwide interest, primarily because of the book The Interrupted Journey, the subsequent media coverage, and a 1975 TV movie, The UFO Incident. The case is mentioned in almost all UFO abduction books. It also became a target for debunkers, who still attack it today. But the complete story of what really happened that day, its effect on the participants, and the findings of investigators has never been told…until now.
RED B

Extraterrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted
By Kathleen Marden
KM BOOK
It has been 20 years since the publication of How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction by Ann Druffel. This new book by UFO researcher Kathleen Marden is the handbook for this generation. It is the essential reference guide for those who have experienced contact with nonhuman intelligent entities, families and friends of those “experiencers,” and anyone interested in alien abduction/contact and UFOs.
RED B

How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction
By Ann Druffel
ANN DBKC
In 1988 Ann Druffel, who has researched UFOs for 40 years, discovered a little-known fact that had been drowned in abduction hysteria–documented evidence that people have successfully fended off attack by the “greys,” the short, big-eyed aliens now familiar through so much popular media. Using her database of 250 case studies, including 70 “resisters,” Druffel has ascertained 9 techniques that witnesses use to ward off alien entities and even break off abductions in progress. And perhaps even more astonishing, this evidence points to the possible true identity of the greys and their link to the abducting entities of myth and folklore.
RED B

Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers: The Truth Behind the Misinformation, Distortion, and Derision by Debunkers, Government Agencies, and Conspiracy Con-men
by Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden
SFKMBK
The mainstream media has misinformed us for years about UFO studies conducted by highly regarded scientists associated with some of the finest universities in the country. There is significant evidence that the U.S. government has covered up the alien presence through misinformation, distortion, obfuscation, and ridicule. Some prominent, politically connected scientists have engaged in the cover up. And a few professional writers have helped to successfully label any scientists who have been persuaded by the evidence and brave enough to take a stand as unscientific charlatans, fanatics, and kooks.
RED B

Interested in more UFO reviews?
Check these out:
U.F.O. The True Story of the Flying Saucers
The famous 1956 movie.

The Banned Disney UFO Documentary

To Tell the Truth T.V. show: PLUS get a FREE EBook.

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Send me a comment via “Contact Us” if you’d like, and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

*ALBUM CREDITS
Media:
12″ 2-LP
Album: “UFO Encounters”
Label: IRA
Catalog: IRA-1178
Date: 1978
Produced by: Investigative Research Associates, INC., Chicago Illinois.
Producer: Steve Cronen.
Exec. Prod.: Ben Christ.
Scientific Consultants: Center for UFO Studies, Evanston Illinois, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Sherman J. Larsen.
Investigation, Research, Writing: Peter Bordwell, Steve Tom.
Narration: Walt Peters.
Music: DeWolfe Music, Inc.
Music Coordination: Walt Peters.
Musical Effects: Ron Figura.
Recorded at: Starbeat Recording Studios, Deerfield, Illinois.
Engineering, Editing & Mix: Steve Cronen.
Album Design: Steve Schaul.
Album Cover: Trifid Nebula Photo: Copyright by the California Institute of Technology and the Carnegie Institute of Washington. Reproduced by permission from the Hale Observatories UFO Photos & Documents: Center For UFO Studies.
SOURCE: The 365 DAYS PROJECT FROM WFMU-FM
RED B

ABOUT WFMU – FM
WFMU is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 91.1 Mhz FM in Jersey City, NJ, right across the Hudson from lower Manhattan. It is currently the longest running freeform radio station in the United States.
Rolling Stone Magazine, The Village Voice, CMJ and the New York Press have all at one time or another, called WFMU “the best radio station in the country” and the station has also been the subject of feature stories in The New York Times and on the BBC. In recent years the station has gained a large international following due its online operations and counts Simpson’s creator Matt Groening, film director Jim Jarmusch and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed, among others, as devoted fans of the station.
RED B

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor

“OPENING TO ANGELS” AND “LORNA BYRNE, THE LADY WHO SEES ANGELS” – 2 FREE DOCUMENTARIES

OPENTA
According to Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine,* this is by far the best film out on Angels. It Includes an unprecedented collection of interviews with researchers, experiencers and the best known, most credible authorities on this topic in the world today. Discover your Guardian Angel and become more receptive to the Angelic Realm in your daily life.
 AMAZON PRIME/YOUTUBE BLURB

 

RATING: 5 Charley’s
A perfect video in this time of isolation and uncertainty. The angelic realm, is all too often overlooked or ignored. All religions have angels, and we all have, according to this video our own Guardian Angel that we can call on in our time of need. All we have to do is reach out, quietly listen and look for the light.

AD
Alma Daniel, Co-Author of “Ask Your Angels”
takes you through a meditation technique that will
put you in-touch with your Guardian Angel.

A#2
Beautiful and inspiring Angelic art is featured all
throughout the video.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
FREE ON YOUTUBE:
RED B
(Access YouTube through your smart TV or Roku if you want to see it on the big screen. The definition may not be as sharp as it is on Amazon Prime.)

AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER
If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.
RED B

REFERENCES:
FINDHORN
The reason I am providing background on Findhorn, is that it’s mentioned several times in the video. Also, one of the presenters, Dorothy Maclean, is a co-founder of the Findhorn Community. Sadly Ms. Maclean passed away on March 12th 2020. Her life’s work, the Findhorn Spiritual Community robustly continues on.
DMC#2
Dorothy Maclean in Opening to Angels.
Co-founder of Findhorn. Find out all about this
unique, one of a kind Community of Peace below.

FINDHORN
FINDHORN

The Findhorn Foundation is a Scottish charitable trust registered in 1972, formed by the spiritual community at the Findhorn Ecovillage, one of the largest intentional communities in Britain. It has been home to thousands of residents from more than 40 countries. Headquartered in Findhorn, Moray, Scotland, and the purpose of the village and the foundation is Spirituality.

Findhorn Foundation:
The Findhorn Foundation is a dynamic experiment where everyday life is guided by the inner voice of spirits, where we work in co-creation with the intelligence of nature and take inspired action towards our vision of a better world. We share our learning and way of life in experiential workshops, conferences and events that take place within a thriving community and Ecovillage.
RED B

Findhorn Video:
RED B

Download Findhorn’s Annual Magazine, Transform.
RED B

Free Live-stream events and Free Spiritual Video
on Demand Library:
(Scroll down the long list to the TEDXFindhorn talks.)
RED B

ANOTHER FREE ANGEL YOUTUBE VIDEO
Lorna Byrne: The Lady Who Sees Angels Documentary
LB
“Working with Lorna Byrne and producing this documentary about her amazing life and gifts was truly an extraordinary experience. Lorna is perhaps the most honest and humble person I have ever met. She will say that she doesn’t know why God chose her to spread
his messages of love and religious tolerance, but I think God chose very wisely. Watch the documentary and see why millions of people worldwide believe in Lorna and her messages from the Angels.” Ted Yacucci, Producer/Director
FROM TED YACUCCI’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Here is a Blessing from this video:
Angels around us, angels beside us,
angels within us. Angels are watching
over you when times are good or stressed.
Their wings gently wrap around you,
whispering you are loved and blessed…
RED B
FORT - 3
RATING: 3 Charley’s
Although this is a fascinating video, and filled with hope, Opening to Angels with it’s diversity of presenters and and meditation instructions earns it two extra Charley’s.

*FROM THE BLURB:
Mind Body Spirit Magazine (MBS):
MBSM
Mind Body Spirit is a quarterly esoteric magazine published by Watkins Books in London. Like the famous bookshop, the magazine covers a wide range of subjects from contemporary spirituality and self-development, to mysticism and Eastern philosophy. Watkins Mind Body Spirit dates back to 1893, when John Watkins published his first volume of the Book-Notes, which included book reviews, occult news and excerpts from recommended books.

Every issue presents the most anticipated book releases, articles and interviews world-renowned MBS authors. Every spring we publish a list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People to celebrate spiritual activists, writers and teachers of our time.

MBS magazine is available on Apple Newsstand, Google Play, Nook and Kobo. Read the latest issue, download back issues and subscribe to the digital version of Watkins MBS magazine.
RED B

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Send me a comment via “Contact Us” if you’d like, and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor

 

HUNT FOR THE SKINWALKER

HFSPI

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

ORGINR
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.
RED B

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.”

RED B

GKNAPP
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
RED B

TOBERTB
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
RED B

COLLMKPHD
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
RED B

DRCONST
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
RED B

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:
RED B
About Dr. Eric Davis
RED B

REFERENCES:

HISTORYTHE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH
See a preview of the History Channel’s new series.
RED B

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.
RED B

Read Colavito’s in-depth review of Episode One;
(Caution, lead sentence contains a washing-your-mouth-out-with-soap word.)
RED B

MORE ABOUT JASON COLAVITO:
RED B

BOOKS
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
HUNT FOR THE SKINWALKER
by Colm A. Kelleher Ph.D. and  George Knapp
HFSBKC

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.
RED B

THE CULT OF ALIEN GODS:
H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture
by Jason Colavito
ALIENGDS
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.
RED B

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Send me a comment via “Contact Us” if you’d like, and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor

THE MYSTERIOUS VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT – FREE VIDEOS AND A FREE PDF OF IT

VOYMANI
Credits: BBC News Magazine (Simon Worrall)

FROM THE SECRET’S OF NATURE YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
See below for the full documentary.

The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British code breakers from both World War I and World War II. The manuscript has never been demonstrably deciphered, and the mystery of its meaning and origin has excited the popular imagination, making it the subject of novels and speculation. None of the many hypotheses proposed over the last hundred years has been independently verified. In 1969, the Voynich manuscript was donated by Hans P. Kraus to Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Wikipedia
RED B

 

OVER ALL RATING OF THE VIDEOS AND THE SUBJECT:
5 Charley’s
The Voynich manuscript is a mystery that you could literally hold in your hands. That is if you put in an online  request* for the physical copy, then travel to Yale University in New Haven Ct. to view it. It’s a strange book, a beautiful book. A book of many questions, but yields no clues to the possible answers to these questions. Here is a collection of Videos that will take you through the complete history on the book as well as some that offer a possible decoding of its puzzling contents.
Yale allows you to view the manuscript online:
RED B
To download an entire PDF of the Voynich FREE, compliments of the Yale Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
RED B
*Some restrictions may apply.
V#1Gibberish or code? A detail from the Voynich manuscript Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

ALL THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE FREE ON YOUTUBE.
FIRST: THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT MYSTERY:

A SHORT VOYNICH INTRODUCTION:
From the TED-Ed YouTube Channel
(Great Animation of the book!)
The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax
RED B

FULL DOCUMENTARIES:
From the Secrets of Nature YouTube Channel:
The Voynich Code – The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript
RED B

From the Histocrat YouTube Channel:
The Voynich Manuscript
In this video we explore the unsolved enigma that is the Voynich Manuscript, and its often equally bizarre history.
RED B

Deep Dive -The Voynich Manuscript Owners
In this inaugural episode of Deep Diving, I (Histocrat) ramble on about a few points left over from the Voynich manuscript video, then go into full deep dive mode on its strange cast of owners.
RED B

V#2
Herbs? Medicine? Gardening Tips?
All of the above? Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  

SECOND: THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT DECODED
From the Voynich Manuscript Research YouTube Channel:
The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious medieval manuscript written in the early 15th century. To date, scientists, historians, mathematicians and linguists have struggled to decipher the manuscript. However, the mystery has finally been put to rest. Ata Team Alberta (ATA) has deciphered and translated over 30% the manuscript. Currently, a formal paper of the philological study was submitted to an academic journal published by John Hopkins University.
RED B

Voynich Manuscript: Update and Q&A
The intent of this video is to give you guys an update on what happened between our last upload till now and to answer some of the questions you had regarding the Voynich Manuscript.
RED B
Subscribe to Voynich Manuscript Research Channel to learn about more updates.

ANOTHER DECODING CLAIM –
From Ancient Origins Website:
(Reconstructing The Story of Humanity’s Past.)
Claims of ‘cracking the code’ of the Voynich manuscript have lost their sheen somewhat over the last few years, with weak cases being presented from all and sundry. This attempt, described confidently in a research paper by the University of Bristol in South West, UK seems to have solid backing.
RED B

REFERENCES:
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
COVER
The Voynich Manuscript: The Mysterious Code That Has Defied Interpretation for Centuries.
3rd Edition, First North American Edition
An examination of the many theories surrounding this enigmatic text, apparently written in code.
• Reveals the connections between this work and the Cathars, Roger Bacon, and the mystic John Dee.
• Explains the cryptoanalysis methods used in attempts to break the code.
• Includes color images from the manuscript juxtaposed with other medieval writings.
Since its discovery by Wilfrid Voynich in an Italian monastery in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript has baffled scholars and cryptoanalysis with its unidentifiable script and bizarre illustrations. Written in an unknown language or an as yet undecipherable code, this medieval manuscript contains hundreds of illustrations of unknown plants, cosmological charts, and inexplicable scenes of naked “nymphs” bathing in a green liquid that some interpret as a symbolic depiction of human reproduction and the joining of the soul with the body. Both Kindle and Paperback editions are available.
RED B

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Send me a comment via “Contact Us” if you’d like, and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor

 

 

 

 

 

 

LORETO – MYSTERY OF THE HOLY HOUSE

LPI

An investigation into one of the most fascinating and controversial mysteries of Christianity. How was the Holy House of the Virgin Mary transported from its original location in Nazareth, to Palestine, to the town of Loreto on Italy’s Adriatic coast?
BLURB FROM AMAZON PRIME

An exclusive documentary investigation into one of the most fascinating and controversial mysteries of Christianity.

RATING: 5 Charley’s.
How does such a sacred shrine from the mid-east relocate to Italy? More puzzling still, how does the shrine not only make that trip, but how does it manage to appear in 5 different places, sometimes appearing and disappearing overnight? Then, when it arrives at its final destination, Loreto Italy, it appears on and blocks a main road?

A magnificent Basilica, second only to Saint Peter’s in Rome, now surrounds and protects the House of Mary. The interior shots of the marble statues and paintings in the Basilica are breath taking. Plus here’s an interesting bit of trivia. Did you know that Ostrich eggs were revered objects? They were used in shrine and church decorations going all the way back to the time of Christ.

So many questions still remain regarding this mystery. The most important ones are of course, did the Crusaders accomplish such a series of moves?
CRUSADERS
If the Crusaders are responsible, how did they manage to
quickly break down the Holy House, move it, and then reconstruct 5 times without being detected? It would have required a small army to accomplish this.

Or was it indeed, as the ancient carved stone tablets reveal, an army of Angels that dutifully performed these miracles?
Watch the video and decide for yourself.
LORCOMPOSITE
“The house flew in from the sea, and landed on a hill.”
Witness testimony from 1295.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER
If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.

Want to see another mystery of the church?
Read this review of the documentary:
Guadalupe: the Miracle and the Message

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Send me a comment via “Contact Us” if you’d like, and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor

THE GHOST HUNTER SHOWS TO BINGE BY – PLUS A FREE SHOW

PROFEATIMAGE
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
TRAVELCSTEVE

To learn more about Steve Shippy,
visit the Travel Channel:
RED B

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.)
RED B
THIS SHOW’S RATING:
FORT 5.png
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.
RED B

Why This Rapper Is Now a Ghost Hunter
INSIDE EDITION INTERVIEW
RED B

FOR MORE FREE PARANORMAL TV:
Follow the YouTube Channel TV Classix
RED B

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Please send me  comments via “Contact Us” if you’d like, and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor

 

ON THE YETI TRAIL- FREE

OTYTI

For the first time in over a century, Yeti legends and personal accounts have become the subject of scientific studies. Does the yeti really exist? Fascinating and thorough, this film sets out to meet the teams involved in this strange race across the world, featuring laboratories, hair analysis, footprints and DNA as well as the search for samples in Indonesia and the Canadian reserves.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

RATING: 3 Charley’s.
A totally fascinating and informative video, and the expert international cast of field researchers and scientists is truly impressive and unprecedented. You will learn a lot from watching this film, not only about the continuing enigma of Bigfoot, but how the scientific method analyzes purported evidence.

So why not a better Charley rating?

Despite the fact that the many scientists, who were interviewed expressed a willingness to have open-minds, but guarded opinions on the subject of Yeti/Sasquatch/Bigfoot, I felt the documentary crashed at the end.  As it turned out, at least for me, it proved to be very disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t expect it to come out with definitive proof of the discovery of a new human or animal species, but I thought the insinuated atmosphere of open-mindedness would carry the day.

First, the editing was slanted in a particular way. The American team’s DNA analysis, which was presented in the middle of the film, arrived at more possible and stronger evidence that there may indeed be something tangible and real running around out there in the wilderness. These findings alone calls for more serious field and laboratory study. This report would also have giving the film a very dramatic ending.
AUSTIN TEAM
This is the big story here. Why was it ignored?

Instead, for the end of the video, the Director or Producer decided to present the findings of the English team. They announced that they found the evidence of the Yeti to be “Genetically identical to a Polar Bear.”
POLAR BEAR
Why was these findings not questioned or
confirmed by another lab? And why was it
accepted as the final answer to the identity
of the Yeti?

But here, the voice over then goes on to ask,
“How do you explain the presence of a Polar bear among the world’s highest mountains? It’s a species that has only adapted to life on the ice flows of the north.” Here the narrator follows up with the statement, “One enigma replaces another.”  This conundrum is quickly glossed over. In other words, “Nothing to see here folks, move along.”

Why did the documentary makers jump so quickly to this conclusion as being the definitive answer to all the multiple investigations being conducted worldwide? And why did the English team jump the gun with their announcement? As the voice over states; “Contrary to the promise that no information will be available before the publication of a scientific article, the results were announced by the press amid great fanfare.”

The concluding argument goes on to dismisses the entire documentary with the following statement:
“So DNA joins the list of insufficient proof along with the examination of hair under the microscope, the study of foot prints that could have been man made and the gathering of personal accounts that could have been fabricated. Futile too are the photographs and videos taken day and night, all considered to be hoaxes.”

So in other words, all gathered field evidence and the approved scientific method should be completely ruled out in the search for the truth?

WHERE TO SEE IT:
FREE ON YOUTUBE
Adele Morse YouTube Channel
RED B
AMAZON PRIMEFREE IF YOU’RE A MEMBER.

Could not find any rental or purchase prices.
RED B

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Please send me  comments via “Contact Us” and I’ll add you to my mailing list.

WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor

 

THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONS: THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS – FREE DOCUMENTARY

AFTERI

For five years a group of mediums and scientists witnessed more phenomena than in any other experiment in the history of the paranormal, including: recorded conversations with the dead, written messages on sealed film, video of spirit faces and even
spirit forms materializing.
Blurb from the ParanormalX YouTube Channel

THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS

2PAFTERLIFE
Supposed Ghost Photos captured on unexposed film.

BALLS OF LIGHT
Swirling balls of light, seen and captured on video.

ALIEN
Really odd, an “Alien” captured on video, but not seen.

RATING: 3 Charley’s.
Undoubtedly, the claims made in this video, along with the many photos and videos presented, are incredible. With a complete suspension of belief that is. Over all it’s a well-produced video.
Most of its source material is from the original VHS tapes, made during the séances held in 1993 through 1998.  These have not been remastered, so expect some blurriness here and there.

RM
As a bonus, the Scole team visited the famed “Radio Medium” Marcello Bacci of Grosseto Italy and filmed many of his Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sessions.

My personal take on this documentary is that a great deal of it could be authentic, and you will get the chills while viewing it. But in viewing it a number instances, I felt the producers couldn’t resist the temptation not to “pad it” with either visual effects or over-the-top claims.  After all,  job number one for them is to create compelling “reality” TV.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
YouTube – FREE
button
You can also access YouTube through a Roku player if you have one.
That way you can watch it full-screen on your TV.
AMAZON PrimeFREE, if you’re a member.
If not, $1.99 to rent, $7.99 to buy.

FOR A SKEPTIC’S TAKE ON THE SCOLE EXPERIMENTS –
Please visit the: SKEPTOID Podcasts by Brian Dunning.
button
Please note that during the Covid 19 lock down,
all Podcasts from this site are FREE.
Way to go Brian!

REFERENCES
(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
The Scole Experiment
BCSE

button

To learn more about the “Radio Medium” Marcello Bacci,
read the in-depth article on him in SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE:
button

SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE is produced by the Supernatural Society.
button

Thank you for visiting Videos of the Damned.
Bernie O’Connor
Please send me comments via “Contact Us” if you’d like and get on our mailing list.
WP ICON MORE REDUCED

All original content © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor
TM NIGHTMARE SMALL TM. Nightmare, our mascot. © 2020 by Bernard O’Connor