Sunday, 31 March 2013

Paranormal Investigators: Past & Present: Dr Claude Swanson





Dr Claude V. Swanson Ph.D.

Dr Swanson is a Princeton University and MIT educated physicist. He has earned fellowships at Princeton, the “National Science Foundation” and “Putnam fellowships”, and also conducted post-graduate work at Princeton and Cornell Universities where he worked on the design of superconducting plasma containment vessels for fusion energy systems.
Dr Swanson also started his own consulting business that conducted studied in applied physics for commercial companies and government agencies, including The U.S. Army and Navy and the CIA.

For some time now, alongside his “conventional physics” studies, Dr Swanson has also delved into the world of unconventional physics, mainly the unified field theory, or the “Theory of Everything” which aims to explain the universe's existence at its deepest levels. Through this study, Dr Swanson has studied paranormal phenomena's that appear to be real, but stand outside our present understanding of science and consciousness.
Through his studies he has found evidence that signals can move faster than light, that human consciousness and influence can move backward and forward in time and that levitation and teleportation are a distinct possibility.
He has also collected evidence that proves that out-of-body and Near-death experiences show that alternate realities and dimensions do in fact exist, and that human consciousness does indeed outlive the body and continues on.



Dr Swanson has investigated haunted house's, underwater archaeology, Qigong, remote viewing, psychokinesis and other paranormal occurrences, and is developing devices that will help measure the forces behind these phenomena, and hopefully explain how they work.
Dr Swanson has many books available on the different topics he has researched, one of the latest being “Life Force: the Scientific Basis”, a sequel to his earlier book “The Synchronised Universe”, which explores a wide range of human abilities and physical phenomena and how these energies can be utilised by current science to expand out knowledge of how the Universe and our world around us works.
When many minds act collectively, in unison, it does indeed affect space, time and physics in a surprising and remarkable way.  This effect has been demonstrated in the work of Dr. Dean Radin of the Noetic Society, Dr. Roger Nelson of Princeton University, and Professor Bierman of the University of Amsterdam. These researchers have discovered that when many minds focus on the same thought, the quantum randomness of the Universe is reduced.” - Dr Claude Swanson

Dr Claude Swanson Quantum Physicist on Tesla Lights

Claude Swanson, Ph.D. (Part 1) "Life Force: The Scientific Basis"

http://youtu.be/ZVjtiJOGcPs

Dr Swanson's website:
http://synchronizeduniverse.com/

Friday, 29 March 2013

Stigmata Natuzza Evolo


The Stigmata

Natuzza Evolo

One of the most interesting stigmata cases that has ever been studied by doctors, scientists and members of clergy. The blood and sweat given out from Natuzza's body is often used for a phenomena known as “Hemography”, which is a process where her blood, from the wounds magically transform, through divine intervention, into holy symbols, words, and writings upon bandages, clothing and handkerchiefs that her blood has touched.

Natuzza was born in Paravati, Italy, before she was born her father fled to Argentina, and was never heard of again, Her Mother, Maria, had to take on many different jobs to feed and house her family, and as soon as Natuzza was of age, she too had to work, becuase of this, she was never schooled, and never learnt to read and write.

It is said, even at this early age, Natuzza had visions of Lord Jesus and of Our Lady, The Virgin Mary.
In 1944 she met and married Pasquale Nicolcae, and together they had five children.

A book has been written about the life of Natuzza by Professor Valerio Marinelli, in the book her early life is recorded, as are her visions, and a great deal of interviews are conducted with people who honestly believe they were healed by Natuzza after she prayed for them.

Natuzza became famous after blood coloured images and words appeared on her body around Easter, some of the words were found to be Hebrew and Aramaic, both languages far from the understanding of this humble uneducated Italian woman.
Natuzza felt incredible pain when the images and words would appear, physical and was well as psychological, and no drug could relieve either pain.

For decades after her stigmata was revealed, pilgrims would descend on Calabria, at the southern tip of Italy, and ask her for advice and prayers, offers of hope, and intercession for the souls of their dead relatives.

In May 1987, with permission of Monsignor Domenico Cortese, the Bishop of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea, Natuzza founded an association named "Fondazione Cuore Immacolato di Maria Rifugio delle Anime" ("Immaculate Heart of Mary, Refuge of Souls Foundation.") The Foundation was later formally approved by the Bishop. 

Natuzza died on Sunday the first of November 2009 of Renal failure, Church Bells rang out at her death (allowed by the Parish Priest) and thousand of Catholics came to pay their respects, from this a cult has risen and it is expected the beatification process will begin very soon.



For a more in-depth look at Natuzza's miracles and the Hemography writings in blood please visit the link below
http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2012/03/natuzza-evolo-stigmatic-blood-writings.html

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Stigmata: Father Zlatko Sudac


The Stigmata
Zlatko Sudac

Father Sudac is a Catholic Priest in Yugoslavia from the town of Vrbnik on Krk Island, Croatia. He began studying for the priesthood in 1993 after finishing a term of service, which is mandatory, in the Yugoslavian Army.

On the 29th of June 1998, Sudac was ordained a Priest. Father Sudac currently involves himself in religious seminars and retreats in his home country, which bring in large crows due to his Stigmata.
Father Sudac's stigmata appears on his hands, side and feet, as one would expect, but also as a cross on his forehead.
It is said as he paints, his fingertips bleed, as does his Stigmata.

There has been a growing cult around Father Sudac, with one Clergy man claiming “ There isn’t a Church in the World that can hold Sudac”, meaning that large numbers of parishioners are coming to to see the miracle of the stigmata for themselves, and hope to be blessed by the young priest.

With great fame also comes great scrutiny, and Sudac is finding that many people, sceptical people, are not believing his stigmata is real, so at the same time as thousand flocking to see him, a small number, of louder voiced, opinionated people, are there to mock and prove him to be a fake.

Interestingly, Sudac often does not appear with the Stigmata whilst delivering Mass, this off course adds more weight in the mind of the sceptics, but for the true believers, they have faith that this priest is telling the truth, that Jesus himself has bestowed this gift upon him, and for them, seeing isn’t believing, faith for them is enough.

Sudac is still alive and well in Croatia. He still delivers Mass as required by duty, and attracts large throngs of worshippers who come to witness his Stigmata and other holy gifts. In time we could well witness him become a Saint.

For more information on Father Sudac, the following links are provided

http://www.velecasnisudac.com/ - in Croation but can be translated to English

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Bob & Jack





Bob & Jack

In 1842 two Aboriginal men, said to be from Tasmania, were found guilty of killing two white whalers in Cape Patterson, Victoria.
The two men, known as Bob and Jack, were not allowed to give evidence in their own defence, or to call forward Aboriginal witness's, they were consequently found guilty by the white settlers jury, and sentenced to be hung at Gallows Hill.
Gallows Hill, stood outside the Old Melbourne Gaol, the gallows were two large wooden poles buried in the ground with a plank between them, and a two pieces of wood, attached to the poles with hinges, for the prisoners to stand on, under the other unhinged end of the planks stood a pile of rubble, which kicked over, would release the planks and hang the prisoners.
On this occasion, the rubble did not fall far enough, and the two men hung, choking, until an onlooker realised the problem and kicked the rest of the rubble out of the way, allowing the men to die.
Bob and Jack were removed from the gallows and their bodies were taken to the Melbourne cemetery, they were not allowed proper Aboriginal Rites nor Burial. The two men were buried in the northern most section of the cemetery.
Today, the Queen Vic Market sits atop the old cemetery where it is believed hundreds, possibly thousands of people had been buried, Bob and Jack have been seen upon occasion in the Market and also are known to cause all kinds of mischief, no doubt they are restless due to not receiving their proper burial rites and the possibility of a miscarriage of justice from the white men jury.

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Stigmata: Therese Neumann


The Stigmata
Therese Neumann

Born in the village of Konnersreuth, Bavaria, Germany, Therese Neumann was a Catholic Mystic who led an extraordinary life, with claims to have no eaten from 1922, and not drank water from 1926, other then the Holy Eucharist, until her death in 1962

In 1918, Therese was at her Uncles farm when the barn caught fire, trying to help extinguish the flames, she fell and became partially blind, this led to her having many more falls in the period after, due to her lack of sight, these falls would eventually blind her completely.
She became bedridden, and developed terrible bed sores that would often expose her bones they were that severe.
On the day Therese of Lisieux was beatified in Rome, in 1923, Therese Neumann had been praying her Novennas, and was cured of her blindness, then, two years later, on May 17th 1925, Therese of Lisieux was fully canonised and became recognised as a Saint. Therese Neumann said that the new Saint called upon her, and cured her of her illness and sores, and she was free to leave her bed.
This did not last too long though as later that year Therese suffered appendicitis, doctors came for her and prepared her for surgery. Therese began to convulse as the Doctors prepared her, she looked at the ceiling, staring, she said aloud “Yes!”, then asked her familty to take her to Church and pray. Once they had done so, she stood before then and anounced her appendicitus was fully cured.
On March 5th, 1926, Therese would show the first sings of the Stigmata, on the first Friday of Lent a wound appeared above her heart (which she kept secret) and she spoke of a vision of Jesus at Mount Olivet with three Apostles.
A few days later on the 12th of March, Therese had another vision of Christ at Mt Olivet, with a crown of Thorns . Another week later, her wound appeared again, and she saw another vision, this time Jesus bearing his cross, and bloodied wound on his hand, a similar wound appeared on her hand, which she could not hide, so Therese decided to speak to her Sister about it.

On good Friday, Therese claims, in a vision, she saw the entire Passion of Christ in a vision. Her wounds were now full stigmata, with the wound in her side, and her feet and hands, but also blood began to pour from her eyes.

Her bleeding became so bad at one point that her local Priest, Father Josef Naber read her the Last Rites, but 4pm the same day, her condition had drastically improved.
On Easter Sunday, again Therese had a vision of Christ, this time the Lords Resurrection, for several Fridays following Therese suffered the Passions of Christ and all the pain and suffering that went with it. Her worst days of suffering and bleeding were always Good Friday from that point on.
Therese also suffered nine wounds on her head as well as wounds on her back and shoulders, sources say the wounds would never heal, but never become infected, and indeed they were documented by coroners upon her death



Another interesting fact about Therese, is during the reign of the Third Reich, the Nazi's started a defamation and ridicule policy aimed at her, defaming her wherever they could, because they feared her dissenting views and her growing popularity amongst Catholics in Germany, The Gestapo was ordered to watch goings on.
In 1929, a medium named Reinhard Lorenz claimed to have received a direct message about Therese, from Almighty God himself. The message was published in a periodical in Germany known as “Das Wort”.
In the message God is to have stated that the phenomenon associated with Therese Nuemann cannot be argued away by Science, that it cannot be explained away, that every man should look into his heart for understanding and this will create various useful thoughts to understand the sings of the times.
In September 1962 Therese Neumann died from cardiac arrest.
To this day the Roman Catholic Church have neither approved nor denied the Stigmata, and the Inedia suffered by Therese.
A cult did form however, and 40, 000 people signed a petition asking for her beatification. In 2005, The Bishop of Regensburg formally began proceedings for her beatification.
Therese Neumann died from cardiac arrest, after having suffered from Angina pectoris for some time.
The Roman Catholic Church has neither confirmed nor denied the inedia (from which she suffered according to her critics), nor her stigmata. The "Resl", as she is colloquially known, nonetheless attained a place in popular piety — a petition asking for her beatification was signed by 40,000 people. In 2005, Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Bishop of Regensburg, formally opened the Vatican proceedings for her beatification.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtmRDGzflJw
http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2009/12/therese-neumann-mystic-victim-soul.html




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Monday, 25 March 2013

The Stigmata: St Faustina

The Stigmata

Saint Faustina

Born into this world on August 25th, 1905 in Glogoweic, Poland, Maria Faustyna Kowalska was a Catholic Polish nun, mystic and visionary, known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy.

Sister Faustina had grown up in a poor family in Poland, that struggled to survive, they could barely afford food let alone and education, and because of this young Maria only received about 3 years of schooling, enough to learn to read and write, but not much more.

At the age of 20 she joined a convent in Warsaw and was soon moved to Plock and then to Vilnius. In Vilnius she met Father Michael Sopocko, who would become her confessor.

Faustina reported an umber of visions throughout her lifetime, but suffered most of them silently, with only the Mother superior and her confessor knowing the facts, it wasn’t until much later that the other sisters who she lived with found out about her incredible visions of Jesus and other supernatural gifts.
In February 1931, on the 22nd, Jesus appeared to Sister Faustina to bring to her a wonderful message of mercy for all men. She wrote this in her diary about the experience:




"In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord
Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand was raised in blessing,
the other was touching the garment at the breast. From the opening
of the garment at the breast there came forth two large rays, one
red and the other pale. In silence I gazed intently at the Lord;
my soul was overwhelmed with fear, but also with great joy. After
a while Jesus said to me, 'paint an image according to the pattern
you see, with the inscription: Jesus, I trust in You.'


the Lord spoke to her again some time later and said:

"The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous;
the red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These
two rays issued forth from the depths of My most tender Mercy at
that time when My agonising Heart was opened by a lance on the
Cross....Fortunate is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for
the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him."


Faustina's writings later became a book called “Diary: divine Mercy In My Soul”

Faustina had entered the convent in 1925, and for the next 13 years she was graced with extraordinary gifts, including Biolocation, visions, Stigmata, revelations, the reading of souls, prophecy and many more.
Despite all these gifts, Faustina knew that they did not constitute sanctity, and in her diary wrote of them

Pope John Paul II at the shrine of Divine Mercy
 in Krakow on June 7, 1997, in front of the tomb of
 Sister Faustina and the image of the Merciful Jesus
"Neither graces, nor revelations, nor raptures, nor gifts granted to a soul make it perfect, but rather the intimate union of the soul with God. These gifts are merely ornaments of the soul, but constitute neither its essence nor its perfection. My sanctity and perfection consist in the close union of my will with the will of God"

Later Faustina and Father Sopocko hired an artist and through Faustina's visions the artist painted the first “Divine Mercy Image” which was completed in 1934 and was shown at the first Mass on the first Sunday after Easter, which would later become known as Divine Mercy Sunday.


St. Faustina was declared the first Saint of the 21st Century, she was canonised in April 2000






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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Paranormal Investigators: Past & Present: Michael Thalbourne


Adelaide Parapsychologist
Dr Michael Thalbourne


Today we are celebrating the birthday of Adelaide born Parapsychologist, Dr Michael Thalbourne, a person I have found much inspiration from.
Thalbourne was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on march 24th 1955 (His birthday today), and passed away on the 4th of May 2010. He was educated at the University of Adelaide and the University of Edinburgh.
From 1980 until 1987 Thalbourne was positioned at the McDonnell Laboratory for Psychical Research at Washington University in St Louis Missouri, USA, he then in 1992 found himself back in his home town of Adelaide where he served as the President of the Australian Institute for Parapsychological Research, and was the editor of the Australian Journal of Parapsychology.



Since obtaining his B.A. (Hons) at the University of Adelaide, in 1976, Thalbourne dedicated his career to the study of peoples belief in the paranormal. He spent years trying to make connections between personality and the belief in the paranormal, had some success in doing so with his work into transliminality, which made the connection quite clear through a questionnaire he designed and tested.
Later in his career he began to work on research conducted into the spiritual energy of Kundalini and its interconnection with the human psyche and the world around us. He also studied the effects of Bipolar and manic depression disorders, of which he suffered from himself.



In 1983 Secptic and professional conjurer, James Randi, who we have covered here recently perpetrated a hoax on the MacDonnell Laboratory of which Michael Thalbourne was a researcher. The following link will take you to a paper written about the event and the issues it highlighted for the Institution and its experiments and research.
http://www.aiprinc.org/para-c05_Thalbourne_1995.pdf

In 2011 The Parapsychological Association awarded Michael Thalbourne the “Outstanding Contribution Award” posthumously.
University of Adelaide



For a greater indepth look into Michael Thalbournes career, an Obituary, published by his good friend, Lance Storm is available here:
http://www.parapsych.org/articles/29/123/2011_outstanding_contribution.aspx




Books written by Michael Thalbourne
A glossary of terms used in parapsychology (2003),
 The common thread between ESP and PK (2004),
Parapsychology in the Twenty-First Century: Essays on the future of Psychical Research (2005).




http://archived.parapsych.org/members/m_thalbourne.html
http://dailygrail.com/Mind-Mysteries/2010/5/Parapsychologist-Michael-Thalbourne-Passes
http://www.skeptic.org.uk/news/2010/2605





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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Stigmata: St Francis of Assisi


The Stigmata
St. Francis of Assisi




Saint Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic Friar and preacher, but before he became a man devoted to God, he was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant who was often seen cavorting in the streets with friends as a youth.
Francis was born whilst his Father was away on business, his mother was having a difficult labour and could not push the child out, an old beggar woman knocked on the door of the house and told her she should go to the stable. Once in the stable, miraculously, everything righted itself and the baby was born.
The unnamed baby was soon to baptised “John” in the local church, and was given the name Francis, upon his Fathers return. “Francis” meaning “ The Frenchman” in Italian, was given as that was his Mothers birth country.
His up bringing was that of a moderately wealthy Italian family, and Francis himself was known for being flamboyant, often wearing clothing all the colours of the rainbow, with a long red feather protruding from his hat.
One day, an unusual thing happened, a beggar came to town, and upon seeing Francis, removed his dishevelled coat and placed it on the ground in front of Francis.
Francis told the beggar, “I have no money give!”, but the poor beggar did not care for money, he replied, “I do not want any! I do this to honour you, for, you will soon do great things that will be talked about until the end of the world!”


The beggars words have indeed proven to be true, with the recent election of Pope Francis, taken his name from St Francis of Assisi.
Francis, a youth of high spirits and energy, was soon to face war, like all youths in Italy in that era, he was sent to fight. Francis was captured, and spent a year imprisoned. Upon his return to Assisi, it was noticed the energy and pluck of his youth was long gone, instead of his endless partying, he was now seen to stray into the fields to pray.
He gave away his armour, he gave his horse and gave away many of his other possessions.


Chapel of San Daminao
Whilst praying in the Chapel of San Daminao, a neglected old ruin at the time, Francis heard the Lord Jesus speak to him, Jesus told him to “Rebuild his Church”. Francis took the instruction literally and sought out the old priest in charge of the ruins, and gave him a large bag of gold to get the restoration work under way.
Francis disappeared for a month or more, no-one knew where he went, but when he returned he was dressed in rags like a beggar. His Father had him taken away fearing he had gone mad, but when his Father left on business, Francis Mother gave him money and set him free.
His Father returned, and was angry, he took his son to court to retrieve his money, but lost. Next he took his son to the local Bishop. The bishop questioned Francis extensively, and Francis reply was that he wishes “to serve God”.
The Bishop admonished Francis for stealing his Fathers money, to which Francis reply, was to walk behind the curtain of the Bishops throne, strip naked, and return. He laid the clothing in front of his Father, as well as a small bag of gold and said unto him “Until now I have called Pietro di Bernardone father. I am returning his money and the clothes he has given to me. From now on, I shall not say ‘Father Pietro di Bernardone,’ but ‘Our Father who is in heaven!’”
With that Francis came under the protection of the Church and one of gods servants.



It wasnt long until Francis lifestyle earned him followers, men and women who were inspired by the wealthy youth, who would give it all up to follow Christ and serve him unconditionally.
One of Francis followers, a young woman named Clare was so inspired she started the Catholic order of Poor Sisters
Frances himself also founded a number of orders, which the Pope at the time, Pope Innocent III authorised in 1210, he also went on to found the Order of Poor Clares, a religious order for women, as well as the Order of Brothers and Sisters of Penance (The Third Order)
It wasn’t until near the end of his life that Francis stigmata appeared. He had a vision of Jesus on a burning cross in the night sky.
Streams of light came from the vision and touched upon Francis body, overcome with the deepest of love for the Lord, Francis fell to the ground, the wounds of Christ displayed upon his body.
It is said Francis found great joy in carrying the wounds of Christ but they had a terrible effect on his body,weakening his health greatly. His stigmata lasted from 1224 until his death in 1226.
Late in his life Francis received the Stigmata,
as told in this account from the Catholic Encyclopedia:


Early in August, 1224, Francis retired with three companions to "that rugged rock 'twixt Tiber and Arno", as Dante called La Verna, there to keep a forty days fast in preparation for Michaelmas. During this retreat the sufferings of Christ became more than ever the burden of his meditations; into few souls, perhaps, had the full meaning of the Passion so deeply entered. It was on or about the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (14 September) while praying on the mountainside, that he beheld the marvelous vision of the seraph, as a sequel of which there appeared on his body the visible marks of the five wounds of the Crucified which, says an early writer, had long since been impressed upon his heart.


Francis died singing to death, his body was carried through Assisi so the people could see the wealthy young youth who would become known as the poor man of Assisi.



Saint Francis of Assisi is the first recorded person to have been gifted the Stigmata.
On July 16th 1228 he was pronounced a Saint by Pope Gregory IX.
He is known as the patron Saint of Animals and the environment and is a patron Saint of Italy (along with Saint Catherine of Siena)
Saint Francis of Assisi is also recognised as the creator of the nativity scene.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=50
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06221a.htm

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Stigmata: Introduction


The Stigmata



Greek: Plural, Stigma singular. Στίγμα  - meaning to brand, mark or tattoo, used for identification of livestock or slaves. An Individual bearing a stigmata is known as a “stigmatic” or a “Stigmatist”.


The Stigmata is an often overlooked phenomena in the paranormal world, that focus's so heavily on ghosts and UFO's, we at Eidolon Paranormal like to do things a little differently than other teams, and research a vast array of different topics, and keep away from recycling the same old stories we so often see on paranormal forums, in what seems to be an endless cycle of trying to “top” another teams work. Really though, how many times do paranormal fans out there want to read about Amityville (for example), with a slight variation of events, it'd be like watching the same episode of ghost adventures in a highlight real again and again with a slight variation to Zaks hair – you wouldn't want to watch it, we wouldn't want to present it.
So, as we have done before with our look into “Hex house” (http://eidolonparanormal.blogspot.com.au/2012_11_01_archive.html) and Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs, we are going to delve into The Stigmata and some short biographies on people who were blessed, or suffered from it, (as the case may be) – as per usual with all our topics we present, we will provide links and direction for you to research the subject yourself (if you choose) – there is nothing better than making discoveries on your own, and we would like to encourage you to do so, rather than accepting what we put out as gospel.


So What is the Stigmata?
The Stigmata is used a term used to describe marks upon someone’s body, sores, wounds or pains that correspond with the crucifixion wounds suffered by Jesus Christ, the wounds appear on the feet and hands, a wound on the side, and sometimes many small wounds, or severe pain around ones head usually in conjunction with many marks across ones side and back. (an often overlooked aspect of the Stigmata that is associated with the “scourging” of Jesus with cat-o-nine tail type whips)
The main wounds are where the nails were driven into Jesus feet and hands, where the crown of thorns were placed upon his head, and where Roman Soldier, Longinus drove a spear into Jesus side.
Many blessed Saints have become famous for the stigmata appearing upon their bodies, St. Francis of Assisi and Saint Padre Pio, being amongst them, but everyday, ordinary people have also bore the wounds of Christ and, as you are going to see with the coming Stigmata posts, it is not only men who the wounds appear on, but women also.


Is it real?
There is also another side to the Stigmata debate – many people have tried to falsify their stigmata wounds, inflicting them upon themselves, they are always caught out very quickly by the sceptics, but the same sceptics will also accuse those of genuine wounds that they are crazy, attention seekers or mentally ill.
We could open debate here on whether Stigmata is real or not, and no doubt we would have an equal amount of support for both arguments, and a heated debate, but at this time, we are not looking to open discussion on the subject, just to highlight people who have had it, and the lives they have led, maybe get some insight and perspective on its effects, physically and mentally, and to offer you some links to start researching the effect for yourselves.
If of course debate does open on the subject, or you wish to contribute on any of the posts we present, we welcome it, but, we ask that you respect other peoples opinions and do not bully or harass another contributor for having their own opinion, we do have a policy for our page which you can find in our about section - https://www.facebook.com/EidolonParanormal/info – and we do enforce it with a zero tolerance for Bullying, abusive or derogatory comments....


With that said, this is truly a fascinating subject that needs exploring further. There are so many unanswered questions. Why do the wounds not get infected?
Why do some wounds smell like roses?
Is it a psychological physical manifestation and not Holy and of God?
Why are some Stigmata wounds in the wrist and not the hand?


Hopefully some of these questions will be answered along the way, others you will find in our summary at the end of this series that will appearing on our blog and our website simultaneously, links will also be put on our facebook page to the main story of the day.
We thank you in advance for reading our work, and hope it inspires you to research further.


The Team at Eidolon Paranormal
www.eidolonparanormal.net



© 2013 Allen Tiller
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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Fremantle Arts Centre


Fremantle Arts Centre


Work first started on the site where the Fremantle Arts Centre now stands back in 1863, with convict labour used to clear the six acres of land. In 1964 the foundation stone was laid for what was to become the Convict Establishment Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot.
The Asylum operated much like a prison and was bound by the same State and National laws as local Gaols, over time it became used to house many types of people afflicted with social disorders and other problems, and housed alcoholics, prostitutes and elderly and infirm and the insane
In the time of the Gold rush era, the asylum saw patients brought in suffering heat stroke, and many Chinese labourers, seeking their fortune in the rush, were admitted for the side-effects, and long term usage problems associated with Opium use.


In 1900 the Asylum housed 219 patients, often with 20 people in a single room, it was at this time that a scandal broke out, when Mrs Clifford was violently killed by another patient. All eyes were on the Asylum, and its practices, staff and patients came under government and political scrutiny.
 The scandal saw the Government force the Asylum to take on a medical superintendent and a trained mental health nurse.



From 1909, the Asylum's role in the community changed, now housing women only, it went from Asylum status to was is colloquially known as a “poor house” and was known as “The Women’s Home”
 Only one year later after the onslaught of an epidemic in Western Australia, the Women’s Home also became the training centre for Maternity, which in 1916 would move on to the King Edward Hospital for Women.


 From 1909 until 1941 the Asylum was home to the poor, the divorced and elderly women, the home faced many problems in this era, including young women escaping, men digging holes through the limestone walls to see their ladies.
There were young women admitted suffering sever venereal diseases, these young ladies were under lock and key on the top floor of the building.


In 1941 protests about the conditions of the patients, and the condition of the buildings saw the government close the Women’s home


In 1942, during World War 2, American soldiers were given the old asylum and its grounds for lodging. Other soldiers were soon to find lodgings there too, with 22 new buildings erected to cater for the 139 enlisted men and 21 officers who now called the site home.

From 1946 the Asylum took on a new role, that of school, with the Fremantle Technical school opening inside it. At this time it also saw students from Princess May Girls School and Fremantle Boys School attend lessons on its grounds in prefabricated classrooms, but by 1958, the old building had become much emptier and had started to fall into a state of disrepair.


Sir Frederick Samson, the then Mayor of Fremantle stepped in when threats were made to demolish the Old Asylum in 1958, he envisaged a Museum and Arts centre being housed in the buildings, In 1970, some 12 years later, the museum part of the building was completed and in 1973, the Arts Centre was completed and opened and is still operating today.


So is it Haunted?
Reports of doors opening and closing by themselves are very common within the building, but these events alone do not amount to a ghostly presence, however, people also report “cold spots”, strange lights in the building and, most peculiarly, extra people noticed standing in photographs who weren't present when the photo was first taken, also, people report the feeling of physical phenomena such as being hugged or kissed by unseen people.
Another common report in the Arts Centre is that of the apparition of an old lady who walks the corridors searching for her abducted child. It is thought she is an ex-asylum patient who jumped from an upstairs window, killing herself from grief...




For more information on this possible haunted location please follow the links below:




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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Paranormal Investigators: Past & Present: Kellie Ann Wirtz





Kellie Ann Wirtz



Hailing from Fond du lac Wisconsin, U.S.A. Today we meet Kellie Ann, co-founder of Wisconsin Team Paranormal Investigation and Research Society.
Kellie Ann first became interested in the paranormal in her early teens, She enjoys researching and reading about all things paranormal, and solving mysteries. Her passion for helping people is what has driven her to take her interest further and start to dig deeper into mysteries, and thus, become a paranormal investigator.
Before Co-founding PIRS, Kelly honed her skills with another team, Kettle Moraine Paranormal Investigation.
Besides being Co-founder of PIRS, Kelli Ann is also lead investigator and the teams blog writer. You can find the team blog here:  http://pirs.blog.com/ - the PIRS blog also features interviews and profiles from across the globe highlighting paranormal investigators!



Kellie Ann has investigated some impressive locations, listing the Old City Hall building in West Bend Wisconsin, Washington County Historical Society Old Jailhouse and Courthouse and Villisca Ax Murder house as three that have impressed her. Kellie states that the history of the locations fascinates her, but the help and support of these locations owner/caretakers is what has impressed her most. Kellie Ann also tells me that Villisca Ax Murder house has offered up the best evidence so far.
Despite being impressed with these locations, Kellie Ann still lists peoples private homes as her favourite locations to investigate, as helping people on a personal level is her main priority.



Kellie Ann has had some interesting events happen during her investigations, most notable for her was when her team was trying to contact a 4 year old boy on the other side. Kellie Ann was communicating with the boy, who she says appeared to be frightened by them, calming him down and making him aware they were not there to harm him.
As Kellie Ann left the room, she felt something wrap around her legs, almost knocking her over, but nothing was there, was the boy's spirit offering her a hug for her kind words and efforts to help him?
Becoming a paranormal investigator is often very rewarding when you are doing it for the right reasons, and it can be life changing for some, Kellie Ann has told me that it changed her life for the better, it has opened her mind and heart, and the people she has met have touched her soul. Other investigators have taught her a lot, and that she has seen great acts of compassion and kindness.
There is much good in the paranormal community, and it is good to see connections being made, people learning, inspiring and making positive energy flow.



Everyone loves to hear a good investigation story, so I asked Kellie Ann if she has any stories I can share with you, constant reader.
Kellie Ann:
“While in Villisca, my best friend Char and I performed an experiment. Char had been there the week before our group. She left a message in the attic for me by telling whomever will be there what her favourite colour was. I didn't know the answer to it. So when my group and another group was there I asked the question. What is Char's favourite colour? When we met up in September for a convention we shared our EVP's. Mine came back with "Colour blue" but then it also said "Purple"  Hers said "Please tell Kellie my favourite colour is Blue" but, at the end of it you hear her son say "But Mum I thought your favourite colour was purple?"  So we got both answers on record. We are going back next may together this time and will conduct more experiments. I am truly looking forward to it.”

Paranormal Investigation and Research Society has a valuable asset in Kellie Ann, a kind and compassionate team member, who is willing to share this very profile, which is about her investigative journey, by adding links and information about other team member in her group.
PIRS at this point does not offer tours, but team member Nathan runs a tour and is also an Author, you can check his work out here:
 https://www.facebook.com/washingtoncountybook?fref=ts



Kellie Ann and PIRS have appeared on a few blog talk radio shows, including “Night Haunts” & “Sunday Night Dead” but as of yet have not been approached for any television or newspaper articles

You can find more about the team on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pirswisconsin 
and on the blog at  http://pirs.blog.com/
http://paranormalinvestigationandresearchsociety.webs.com/

We wish Kellie Ann and the Paranormal Investigation and Research Society team all the best with their future investigations and endeavours, their compassion and enthusiam will drive this group to many rewarding adventures....





© 2013 Eidolon Paranormal

written and researched by
Allen Tiller
www.eidolonparanormal.net


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