Thursday, December 12, 2013


One of the more controversial and recently questioned phenomena has been the "Rod" and if this is possibly a real spirit manifestation or just bugs on a camera lens or a common object unnaturally elongated that was created by a long stutter speed. 

For lack of a better term they are called "Spirit Rods" and they are indeed a fascinating subject that have been reported and photographed by many people throughout the world and witnessed- mostly accidentally.  

The Rods were first filmed by Jose Escamilla at Midway, New Mexico on March 19, 1994. Since that day in 1994, over 58 million people have visited his website: (where Jose is originally from) 

Thousands have submitted photos, video clips and written reports from experiences they have had with Rods. What is extraordinary about most of the written reports submitted by people from all walks of life, are that some of them have relayed information that only Jose Escamilla and his team of researchers had found out for themselves. Information that has never been released to the public started coming in from reports made by eye witnesses from different parts of the world.

Here's what has been described and what they all have in common. They are mostly long, white rod shaped things that appear mostly invisible to the naked eye. They can be several inches in length or several feet long. Sometimes they have come in different colors but white is the most frequently seen. When caught on film, video or still photos, they appear gliding, flexible and darting at a high rate of speed through the air. They have been seen during the day in the sky, caught on photos that have been taken at night or day, indoors and out, and divers have been reported of capturing images of rods underwater in single incidents and in groups or "schools". 

An example of a Spirit Rod can be seen in action on this video:

So what are they?

Paranormal researchers know that ghosts are spirits that come into manifestation in ectoplasmic form. (They are spirits trapped between dimensions). As with all things - ghosts have their own frequency signatures. As the ectoplasm is the substance that enables spirits to manifest physically to some degree, sometimes the ectoplasmic energies can be seen - and other times photographed. Ectoplasm is not solid in consistency but more fluid and the shapes ghosts take can vary from almost human to animals, spiral rings, haze, orbs, balls of light, rods or ribbons. 
So is that what they are? Just a spirit form of ectoplasm? Or is it something else?

Theories abound on "spirit rods" that they could be possible extra-terrestrial or entities from the fourth dimension,but one thing is certain they cannot all be explained or dismissed by conventional standards. 

In 1991 during a space mission, astronaut Story Musgrave, reported seeing a rod or snake like object outside the window of the space shuttle Atlantis. The photo shown is one captured by NASA. Although it was explained away as random debris shaken loose by vibrations from the shuttle, it was later checked that no items were missing from the shuttle and all external materials were checked and accounted for. Today Musgrave lectures and contends this was something extra- terrestrial and not a man made object.    

Would you willing to challenge conventional wisdom when you have had your own experience with spirit rods?
It was such an experience my daughter-in-law had the week of  December 12, 2013 that prompted me to make this the subject of this blog. 
She was in my parent's home kitchen (she and my son moved there after the recent death of my mother) and was preparing dinner. As she and my son were sitting down at the table to eat she suddenly saw a flash of a long white rod dart from the left side of the kitchen to the sink. It happened so fast it totally startled her and her frightened reaction scared my son, too-who didn't catch site of it. 

My son and I apparently captured strange looking rods on one of our photos in our hallway several years ago (when we had a lot of poltergeist activity) and weren't sure what is was, and actually ignored it. After researching for this blog I am re-examining our other photos to see what we missed.

We are not sure what these are and don't make a factual claim that these are spirit robs. Just interesting what we captured on film.

My son and I captured these images with his digital camera in late August of 2013 in our living room. Our photos show there were possibly rods along with the orbs (coming out of the dining room) present that night.It would seem, as there is on our real plane of existence, there is a great diversity in the spirit realm, too!

My son and his wife have also been witnessing some very strong poltergeist activity since they moved to my parent's house. My son has reported to me being awaken at night with loud bangs, voices and destruction of some of his models he has been working on for a client. 

Some objects have moved in the kitchen, and a sun- catcher was smashed to the ground in the powder room next to the kitchen. These very similar occurrences happened in my house and it seems some spirits possible have traveled with my son to his new home; much to my and his wife's dismay.
In a future blog I will let you know what happened after Bill Bean, world renown spiritual minister, paranormal author and demonic survivor came to their house and his finding with his team. His finding and the results were both shocking and surprising!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Haunted Angels, Elves and Bears-Oh My!

Haunted doll and toys auctions during the holidays can be very entertaining. Here is my blog from last year that generated so many page views I figured I revisit a few of the most bizarre, interesting and weird toys that were selling or were sold on eBay last year. It continues to astonish me the hundreds of auctions for "supposedly haunted" toys and the people who buy them. After reading the clever, creative descriptions and stories behind these items you can only wonder: Would you want these toys under your tree?

( P.S. I've added my skewed views for a little spice in bold emphasis)


Starting bid-$9.99

Here is the description by seller:
"Recently while going thrift shopping I saw this little angel in a sealed box and just had to have it.  The shop owner told me that it had been found in a cemetery a long time ago sealed in the box sitting on a bench. There was no one around and no one knew where it came from or who put it there or why? 

It has been the source of many stories and legends."

(I thought you said that no one knew where it came from-so how would you know it's the source of stories and legends)

"One story is that sometimes it glows at nights and when it does something usually bad happens.   One lady's dog died, another person went bankrupt.  Just a coincidence?  I don't know.

(Again vague, anecdotal and without any proof)
So buy at your own risk!  Someone or something does not want it opened-could it be a dybbuk box???" 

(Wooooo-it may be a dybbuk box-scary-we go again using the "dybbuk box" ploy to get you to buy this piece of junk) 

(I don't think this looks like an angel (where's the wings?) and that spirit energy coming from it-isn't that someone's thumb? Wow! You had me at dumb!)

The seller continues,"Buyers this is not for children.  This is not a toy.  Buyers should not be afraid of the paranormal! Buy at your own risk.
All items are as is.  They are not cleaned in any way as to keep the spirits from being kept in my home.  (What the...?)
Will also sell to Canada, Australia and the UK international shipping rates will apply."  (
Oh, to be Globally haunted!)


Starting Bid at $39.99

(It's not enough that a Ouija board can talk to ghosts or whatever, but this one has to actually be haunted, too. How does that work?)

Here is the description from Seller:
"This Ouija Board comes with the original box and the box is not in the best condition, but the board is in great condition! This particular board is an active board and I would only recommend it to someone with experience as entities that you do not wish to have communication with sometimes will come through. You need to be able to point out what is what and that comes with experience.
No Ouija Board is guaranteed to never let you communicate with something that has mislead you, but I have blessed this board with the power of protection for anyone who chooses to use it will have a less likely chance of communicating with a negative entity. I have used this board on almost a daily basis and I know it to be a very active board."

(After using the board for a few months, the seller recounts that something called "Ailfrid" started talking to her and claiming to be a clan of elves. Of course she looked it up, and sure enough, "Ailfrid" means "Elf Counsel" in Gaelic.  Proof!)

(Oh, and also, the ghosts are now elves? Looking at this scary self sitting elf you'd better be nicer than naughty!)

As to make the point stick, the seller finally adds, "I will also be sending a free gift on behalf of the holidays! My spirits always choose their new homes and whoever is meant to win will!"

(If you're ever worried about buying something like this based on a bunch of hearsay, the seller assure us that they never place an item up for auction unless they believe it to be truly haunted. Are the spirits the FREE gift and the haunting the bonus? I think I'll stick with a free coupon for a Dunkin Donuts coffee).

Starting Bid $19.99

(Yeah, you read right. The toy bear is seeking a dead girl (because a live one won't do?) The seller is hocking a haunted plush bear that doesn't look remarkable or haunted-just old and dusty. But what sets this apart from all the other useless stuff one finds in one's attic is that it's possessed by the soul of a girl named Cindy who was killed in a hit and run. How is this a selling point? I don't know.)

Here is the seller's description: 
"You can hear Cindy's (the little girl that supposedly died in an accident) voice emanating from the bear, which sounds distorted and like an old record playing that will keep skipping.' Also there are orbs. Cindy's mother was understandably distraught by all of this, but as luck would have it, she was also an amateur paranormal sleuth who knew an "investigator" who could test the toy for "haunted-ness". (is that a word?) Sure enough, after the bear cried all over his floor, she concluded that it carries with it the ghost of the little girl." 
( Oh, for crying out loud!-no pun intended)

(So what does her mother do when she finds out that she's harboring the ghost of her dead daughter? She hires a person who sells it on eBay for 20 bucks. Thanks, Mom).

So if you take an ordinary, cheap, dull or ugly looking toy that is one step away from being tossed in the trash and want to make some money with it- just say it's haunted- or make up a fantastic story about it origins- say its possessed or take a lousy photo with a lens flare and say look at the "spirits" attached to it. It's always goes back to the old saying and it's particularly appropriate to this creepy subject, Buyer Beware! If you want to have a real spirited holiday-spike the punch! Cheers!