Hanna Buschbeck: A Vision from Beyond?

Inspired by the work of Friedrich Jürgenson, Hanna Buschbeck dedicated much of her life to researching electronic voice phenomena, or communication with the dead via audio recordings. So perhaps it’s no surprise that, after her own death in 1984, she would herself appear in spirit form on a television set.

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What Is Ectoplasm? A Slimy Paranormal Phenomenon

Ectoplasm is an extraordinary substance once believed to be exuded from physical mediums during seances in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. It appeared as a manifestation of white and often slimy or cloth-like material, including faces and body parts, originating from within the medium’s own body. Ectoplasmic Origins The word itself, ectoplasm, comes from …

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The Philip Experiment: Conjuring Life From Nothing

In September 1972, the Toronto Society for Psychical Research, along with poltergeist expert Dr. A.R.G. Owen, set out to accomplish one singular objective: To create a ghost. Not conjure, or contact. They wanted to explore the Tibetan Buddhist concept of tulpas, or “thoughtforms,” the practice of “willing” tangible forms into existence using our own innate mental …

Can Ouija Boards Unlock The Mysteries Of Our Unconscious Minds?

Ouija boards are occult tools used by many to communicate with the deceased. In fact, some warn they can have unintended consequences, opening portals for demons and other negative entities and allowing them to pass into our world. But new research indicates they may have a more practical use. An experiment at the University of …