Your pretentious word of the week is: “sennight,” meaning “week,” and is from old English. And here’s the paranormal week in review…
1. What will those wacky kids do next? Summon demons via the Internet, apparently. Calling up an online demon named Charley has become all the rage, another sign of the decline of Western civilization. Whatever happened to the personal touch when it came to demon summoning? In my day, we got together with friends and used a damn Ouija board. Kids these days have no social skills.
And get off my lawn.
3. Hulu has renewed its paranormal comedy, Deadbeat, for a third season! This makes me happy beyond reason. The hero, Kevin, is so haplessly charming.
4. A ghost may have photobombed a wedding in Virginia. I’m hoping we’ll soon learn the perfectly logical explanation for this, because as ghosts go, this one is f-ing creepy.
Maybe it’s Charlie.
Maybe so many kids have putting so much energy into the non-entity that it’s manifested as some sort of thought form or Tulpa. At least, that’s the sort of thing that might happen in one of my books. Er, have you read any of my books?
5. Tired of dating Muggles? George Noory of Coast to Coast AM has launched www.paranormaldate.com, a dating website for paranormal aficionados. “Millions of people use dating services worldwide but few have a chance to meet people sharing their same interests in the paranormal. I speak all over the country and always people come up to me and say ‘I can’t find someone who understands,’ ” explained Noory. Enlisting the help of long-time friend and colleague, Mark Rollings, the duo created Paranormal Date, at www.paranormaldate.com.
Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking good wine (and even some of the not-so-good stuff).
Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth paranormal mystery series: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective, The Elemental Detective, and The Hoodoo Detective. She’s also the author of two paranormal proto-steampunk novels, Steam and Sensibility and Of Mice and Mechanicals.