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The SMAPIS ghost hunters have much to say about the paranormal. Read their opinions, investigation notes, findings and post comments here. If you disagree with their evidence, tell them! They love a good debate.

ORB or UFO?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Orbs are usually only visible after the fact in pictures and video. The picture is usually taken without awareness of anything out of the ordinary. In this case however, the witness was without a camera, spotted it with his naked eye, then called me over to see it. This misty thing was floating in mid air for what seemed to be at least 30 seconds! Let me know your thoughts.


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Three orbs captured at work

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This is all the proof I need. See for yourself.

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Monday, April 26, 2010


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Cryptozoological Park

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

In my recent visit to my local Detroit Zoo, I rediscovered my lost childhood wonderment for the vast variety of creatures that walk this earth. From an egg-laying mammal, the duck-billed platypus, to the capybara, a four-foot rodent with webbed feet, there's never a shortage of the strange and unusual when it comes to animals.

While my focus here is on strange and unusual animals, it's not the variety found at your local zoo. I'm referring to the animals who's very existence is in question. The Yeti. The Mothman. The Skunk Ape. The Devilbird. Big Foot. The Loch Ness Monster. The Giant Worm Frog. These creatures are a twisted version of nature as we know it.

One of the greatest feats of mankind is climbing the 29,029 feet of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Several adventurers have perished while attempting to join the ranks of successful ascents. But some claim that it wasn't the lack of oxygen or extreme cold that folded their attempts and caused their demise. Some claim that these bundled up climbers make a tasty treat for the largest wild humanoid creature to walk the globe. The Yeti.

The Yeti is the Big Foot of the tundra. Reports of its height range from five to eight feet tall. It has long reddish-brown to black fur, large teeth and long arms that hang almost to its knees. Its head is elongated at the top with a conical crown. Yeti footprints have consistently been discovered in the Himalayas since 1832. Most recently, Josh Gates of the Syfy Channel's "Destination: Truth" found and casted a 13-inch foot print in the mud.

How have these creatures eluded scientific classification throughout recorded history? How, when eyes and cameras and awareness pry at their strife for separatism, do they remain to most a myth? The next time you're camping in the Rockies and think you see an animal that couldn't possibly exist, don't shrug it off. Take pictures. Look it up. Research it. Tell people, because chances are, you're not alone.

Post a comment to share your experiences at Cryptozoological Park.

Thanks for reading,
Rodger

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Unconventional Forms of Ghost Hunting

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Throughout my years of investigating the paranormal, there seems to be a common thread when it comes to convention; there is no convention! How do we collect and record EMF data? Where does one look for residual resonance? Should we investigate with the lights on or off? Day or night? To all of that, I must answer with a question. Does it matter? In the process of gathering scientific data, we must try methods no one else has. We need a way to break out of ruts without data, and to cross verify information. We need unconventional forms of ghost hunting.

My cousin, Francis was telling me about an encounter he had last week. When he got to the part about the ghost, he said, "it was unbelievable! I saw it out of the corner of my eye and when I turned to look, it was gone." There may be a scientific explanation for the out-of-the-corner syndrome.

The retina of your eye consists of light sensitive rods and cones. Rods see definition, and cones see color. The cones are concentrated mostly in the center of the eye. The further an object is in your peripheral vision, the less colorful it will seem. Therefore, given that people seem to see ghosts more often with there peripheral vision, it may be safe to hypothesize that ghosts can be seen more clearly when the color spectrum is removed from the image.

My team has recently taken this notion one step further. We have digitally removed color from various test video and photographs with shocking results! Try it! Let me know what you find!

Thanks for reading,
Rodger

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