paranormal history Joseph Banks Rhine

J.B. Rhine left behind such a powerful legacy that Duke University, one of the premiere academic institutions in the US, named their parapsychology laboratory the Rhine Research Center. A botanist by training (with an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago), Rhine was particularly interested in the study of what he termed “parapsychology.”

 Inspired by a lecture given by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the University of Chicago, Rhine accepted an invitation to join Dr. William McDougall, a renowned psychologist and researcher of the paranormal in his own right, at Duke.

While there, Rhine began to contemplate whether or not communication with the dead was possible using the most modern tools available at that time. While preparing for what was set to be a monumental experiment, Rhine and his wife, Louisa Heckesser (also a PhD in botany), wrote an article exposing a fraudulent Boston medium named Mina Crandon.

paranormal history William Seabrook

Instead of utilizing a microscope or a serious grounding in the physical sciences, William Seabrook pursued the supernatural in the only way he knew how—as a journalist. Born in Westminster, Maryland, to a former lawyer who became a Lutheran minister, Seabrook claimed that his thirst for the supernatural was inspired by his grandmother, Piny—an opium addict, child of nature, and witch. In all likelihood, Seabrook’s stories concerning his childhood were highly embellished, though something certainly sparked a curiosity in the young boy.
 After living a lifetime in just a few years (as a high-ranking member of an ad agency, a member of the French Army’s American Field Service during World War I, and a reporter for the New York Times), Seabrook finally landed on an idea that would make his name synonymous with occult-tinged adventure during his lifetime. After meeting a visiting Lebanese student at Columbia University, Seabrook accepted an offer to travel to the Middle East. Collected together as Adventures in Arabia: Among the Bedouins, Druses, Whirling Dervishes, and Yezidee Devil Worshippers, Seabrook’s foray into the Muslim world is most famous today for his statement that the Kurdish Yazidi minority oversees a chain of seven towers dedicated to “broadcasting occult vibrations” in the service of evil. Seabrook’s next work is his most famous.

Πέθανε μετά από 67 συνεχόμενους εξορκισμούς. Η «υπόθεση Κλίνγκερμπεργκ».

1 Ιουλίου 1976. Η Ανελίζε Μίχελ πεθαίνει ήσυχα στον ύπνο της. Το σώμα της είναι καταπονημένο. Ζυγίζει μόλις 30 κιλά. Τα γόνατά της είναι ξεσκισμένα, το πρόσωπό της γεμάτο πληγές και μελανιές και τα δόντια της σπασμένα. Η επίσημη δήλωση από τους γιατρούς ήταν ότι η Ανελίζε πέθανε από υποσιτισμό και αφυδάτωση. Η οικογένειά της και οι επίσκοποι που ήταν υπεύθυνοι για τον εξορκισμό της, ήταν σίγουροι ότι την σκότωσαν οι δαίμονες που την είχαν κυριέψει για πάνω από τρία χρόνια....

Photographic exploration from the house of Mavromichalis | Φωτογραφική εξερεύνηση από το σπίτι του Μαυρομιχάλη

Το μπροστινό κομμάτι της βίλας.
The front part of the villa overlooking the sea.

 Αυτό το φωτογραφικό άρθρο αφορά φωτογραφικό υλικό από δύο ημερήσιες έρευνες αλλά και από την βραδινή έρευνα της ομάδος μας στο σπίτι του Μαυρομιχάλη.Θα προσπαθήσουμε να δώσουμε μία λεπτομερέστερη περιγραφή των χώρων αλλά και σημείων που μόνο κατά την διάρκεια της ημέρας μπορούν να παρατηρηθούν καλύτερα,που αφορούν την χωροταξική διάταξη των κτιρίων της συγκεκριμένης ιδιοκτησίας.

This article applies to photographs from the daily investigation and the night investigation of our  team at the house of Mavromichalis. We will try to provide a more detailed description of the spaces of the property that only during the day can be seen related with the conformation of the particular property.

Hampton Court Palace Ghost

Originally built for Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace was then passed to the king who extended it. There was a massive rebuilding and expansion; however, this was halted in 1694, thus, giving the palace two different architectural styles. One style is domestic Tudor and the other is Baroque. The use of pink bricks gives the palace a unifying look.