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ParaNormal This Week! April 8, 2016

From the sublime to the Simpsons, it’s your paranormal news of the week! Share this on Facebook>>> 1)One of the world’s greatest collections of witchcraft movie posters is at Cornell University, along with all sorts of other witchcraft goodness. And badness. 2) Singer Adele has discovered the power of witchcraft. She won’t go anywhere without her crystals, and is contemplating going deeper into witchcraft. She certainly looks badass in black. (I know, the witch in the black gown is a total stereotype, but the photo in the article is super witchy! And awesome.) 3) A witch in New Orleans who illegally took human remains from cemeteries for resale across state lines (ew…) has prompted lawmakers to stiffen penalties for the illegal trafficking in human bits and bobs. Grave robbing? Really? 4) Is this the most haunted house in Britain? Since the country is full of spirits, that would be haunted indeed. 5) The Minnesota town of Remer, population 370, has declared itself the official home of Bigfoot. According to the press release, Remer plans to …

ParaNormal News This Week! April 1st

Happy April Fool’s Day! You’ve officially been reminded what day it is, so don’t get pranked. And now onward, to paranormal news of the week! Share this on Facebook>>> 1)In honor of the day, an article on the best paranormal April Fool’s Day pranks. It’s also got some fun history (or mystery) of the holiday, so bone up so you can impress people at your Friday cocktail party. 2) The NRA has rewritten some of Grim’s fairy tales, putting guns in the hands of the good guys to even the odds. Imagine the hubbub. Or just read about it – the article is fairly comprehensive. As an aside, fairy tales have been used for social propaganda purposes since at least the Victorian era. 3) Bigfoot! In… Texas? 4) Is Tarot undergoing a revival? I kind of thought it was on the downswing, replaced at trendy New York parties by Haikuists. But maybe I’m wrong. What do you think? 5) Supernatural has been renewed for a Season 12, but Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have given …

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ParaNormal This Week! Feb. 19th, 2016

Welcome to another week in paranormal news. So without further ado… Share this on Facebook>>> 1)The Witch finally (!) opened in theaters. After hearing about the horrors and glories of this movie for close to a year now. This has been either one of the best teasers in the history of cinema or the biggest setup for disappointment. 2) And in honor of Valentines Day, a fun article on love spells in pop culture and throughout history — from the ancient Greeks to the Twilight Zone. 3) And also in honor of Valentines Day, an article on feeding your spirit and sex life with kitchen witchery… Which I just noticed was sponsored by the same TV show that sponsored the above article, The Magicians. I’m going to have to start watching it. Have you seen it? 4) Has Bigfoot been sighted in Utah? One can only hope. 5) And to wrap it up: an interview with a local paranormal society on the science of ghost hunting. About the Author Curator Kirsten Weiss is the author of  the Riga Hayworth series …

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ParaNormal This Week! Jan. 29, 2015

Welcome to ParaNormal This Week, with the latest and greatest (?) in paranormal news. Share this on Facebook>>> 1)A Tarot-themed movie? Christian Bale is in a new film titled Knight of Cups, and their new movie poster is causing a stir in the Tarot community. Judging from the blurb, whoever wrote the script knew a thing or two about Tarot. 2) Remember the first Ghost Busters movie, where our intrepid heroes got thrown out of the university where they were teaching parapsychology? We never had courses like that at my university. But they might be making a comeback. Herkimer College is now offering a paranormal investigation course. Non credit. 3) If you, like me, were disappointed by the X-File return, there may still be cause for rejoicing. This article lists eight books X-Files fans might enjoy. (And if you liked the new X-Files, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it). 4) An interesting study on EVPs (that’s electronic voice phenomena — those spooky and possibly ghostly voices that come through electronics). They may be the inkblot test …

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ParaNormal This Week! Jan. 22nd, 2016

Welcome to another week of paranormal news! Share this on Facebook>>> 1)Another Bigfoot sighting! This time in Littleton, NC. The sighting was on January 6th, which, yeah, is a bit late. But the YouTube video about it, below, was published this week. 2) In entertainment news, Marilyn Manson is joining the cast of Salem: Witch Wars. Which just makes. Total. Sense. 3) And now some real witchery. A nice article on a “mountain witch” in North Carolina here. 4) Traveling to Delhi? The Indian tourism ministry has gotten on the paranormal bandwagon and is now promoting its spooky side. 5) And so is the Yukon. When asked to promote Yukon tourism, the filmmakers decided to focus on its paranormal history with a series of movie shorts available on the YouTubes. Here’s one on UFOs in the Yukon: About the Author Kirsten Weiss is the author of  the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels. Her first cozy mystery, The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, is available for pre-order now.

ParaNormal This Week! Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, paranormal fans! Here’s the first weekly roundup for 2016… Which is actually all about the last paranormal news of 2015… Whatever. Share this on Facebook>>> 1)Ghostbusters and women! A nice article on women in the ghostly profession(s), riffing off the new “female” Ghostbusters movie (and including the first picture I’ve seen from it, but maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention). 2) And speaking of ghostbusters, an article on the ghostbusting industry in India. (The paranormal is everywhere). 3) Not sure how to get 2016 off on the right foot? Here are 13 New Year’s superstitions to choose from. 4) If one of your resolutions is more Tarot in your life, an article on making Tarot part of your daily routine. 5) So Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Dr. Strange in… something Marvel. EW’s interviewed the actor, and learned how Tibetan monks inspired him to take on the mystical role. About the Author Curator Kirsten Weiss is the author of The Hermetic Detective, Book Seven in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasies. She’s also got …

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ParaNormal This Week: Dec. 25th

Merry Christmas and here’s to another week of paranormal news! 1)As a fan of both Tomb Raider and the Russian witch, Baba Yaga, I had to post this one. Apparently, the next Tomb Raider game is Baba Yaga themed, and there’ve been some leaks. 2) And in more entertainment news, an article on the new paranormal BBC drama, Harry Price: Ghosthunter, which sounds super cool. I wonder when we’ll be able to watch it in the US? 3) I’m not sure how I missed that the Winchester Mystery house goes all out for Christmas, but somehow, I did. So you don’t, here’s the article. 4) Looking for spirits with you, er, spirits? Actually, I don’t think wine is technically considered a spirit, but if you’re in Napa for wine tasting, you can now add a ghost tour to your visit. I totally need to do this. 5) Ghosthunter Jason Hawes discusses paranormal investigations and a life-changing experience from his childhood. About the Author Curator Kirsten Weiss is the author of The Hermetic Detective, Book Seven in the …