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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Daily 2 Cents: At the Edge of the Cornfield -- The 'Swooper' -- 'Elvis Death Hoax'

At the Edge of the Cornfield

“Okay, when I was a kid (around 12) my buddy and I used to play in a cornfield. It was our favorite place to play. So we knew this area very well. We had been going there since we were in second grade. Anyway, keep in mind this is just a huge cornfield. I'd estimate it's about a mile and a half from one end to the other. So one evening we went out there and noticed a light toward the other side. So we walked out there and found a house. But there was never a house there before. The lights were on and it looked like it had been there for years. We freaked out and ran home. And when we finally got the nerve to go a few days later, it was gone. I have had many bizarre experiences in my life. But this was one of the most puzzling.”

Source: Youtube comments, Half n Half with Sage

JLB - Beyond Creepy


'Kindred Spirits' Returns

NOTE: Last season, I had mentioned how I enjoyed watching 'Kindred Spirits.' I believe the show is well-produced and less-embellished than most other paranormal reality shows. Lon

Season 2 of KINDRED SPIRITS Premieres Friday, September 15 at 9/8c

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Friday night frights return to TLC in time for Halloween with the second season of KINDRED SPIRITS, following renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help real people tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Scared by the mysterious happenings, but hesitant to pick up and leave, they have turned to two of America’s leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, help families overcome their fear, take back their homes, and reclaim their lives. Then, TLC premieres the paranormal newcomer EVIL THINGS, where it’s not haunted houses but the objects inside them that are the terrifying focus of this new series. KINDRED SPIRITS premieres on Friday, September 15 at 9/8c immediately followed by EVIL THINGS at 10/9c.

In the season premiere of KINDRED SPIRITS, Amy and Adam investigate one of the most infamous haunted homes in America: the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Mass. What was once a private residence-turned-murder scene is now a museum and B&B, where many paranormal teams have confirmed that the ghosts of the home’s original occupants still linger. Amy and Adam launch into one of their most harrowing investigations yet, but not to find the Borden family ghosts. Their unique goal is to help Sue, a tour guide, who believes her grandparents’ spirits are in the house trying to protect her from impending tragedy. Amy and Adam, aided by psychic Chip Coffey, ultimately call upon the ghosts of the Bordens to help them uncover the truth. Do they get more than they bargained for?

Each episode of EVIL THINGS features two stories of people who claim they’ve survived frightening paranormal activity caused by a haunted object ranging from toys to jewelry and even furniture. Anything can become a vessel for the dead. Based on compelling first-person accounts, each twisted mystery exposes the sinister secrets hiding within seemingly innocent items… some of which could be sitting in your own home right now.

The premiere of EVIL THINGS recounts two stories. First, Lindsay's backpacking trip through Europe takes a tragic turn after meeting a new friend, Alex, at a local bar. She wakes up days later in the hospital only to learn that Alex has died and she's undergone an emergency cornea transplant. Back in America and on the mend, Lindsay is haunted by horrific visions of murder. Is it a side effect of her recovery, or is something darker happening with her new eye? Then, in the second story, James discovers boxes of mysterious videotapes stashed behind a false wall in his attic. He becomes obsessed with the disturbing footage but hides it from his wife, Tori. That is, until dangerous paranormal forces suddenly take hold of their home.

Join the conversation on social media with #KindredSpirits and #EvilThings, and catch up on season 1 of KINDRED SPIRITS at TLC.com/KindredSpirits.

For TLC, KINDRED SPIRITS is produced by Paper Route Productions and EVIL THINGS is produced by Painless Productions.


The 'Swooper'

“Back in the 70'S at a place called Asbury Graphite where my uncle worked along the Lehigh River in Bethlehem, PA. Their gang on second shift, which was an overlap type odd hours shift of 1:30 PM to 10:30 PM, they used to see what they nicknamed SWOOPER, a large bat-winged type man or being fly up and down the river.”

Source: Youtube comments, Mary Ann Strohl-Young

JLB - Beyond Creepy

NOTE: I am aware of the reports of a large bat-like humanoid along the Lehigh River. Like the 'Conewago Phantom', Pennsylvania has a history of winged humanoids and flying anomalies. Lon


'Elvis Death Hoax'

Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of legendary music icon Elvis Presley's passing and, ironically, the birth of a truly odd conspiracy theory suggesting that the King had faked his death.

It may surprise some people to learn that theories suggesting an Elvis death hoax actually began circulating almost as soon as he had passed away.

A little known book titled Elvis: Dead or Alive? was published a mere month after the singer had died in 1977.

In the intervening years, the book has taken on an almost legendary status in that it is incredibly hard to find and very few people have actually seen it.

One Elvis collector has marveled that "I have never found a copy anywhere, not on eBay, Amazon, AbeBooks, or anything like it, never mind any used book store." Read more at The 'Elvis Death Hoax' Hits 40


Hey folks...this is going to be my only post today, unless something 'breaks' out of Chicago. My thanks to all those readers for their kind comments after my appearance on Coast to Coast AM. It's much appreciated...Lon


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