#NetNet: Mystical dreams, clowns, true ghost stories, ghost shows, and ghost movie reviews.

ADOPT HISTORICAL SLEEP PATTERNS TO HAVE MORE MYSTICAL DREAMS 

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The Little Orphan’s Dream from Boston Public Library https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/11454653505/

From T. M. Luhrmann at nytimes.com

To Dream in Different Cultures

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MEET ARTIST JURY THE CLOWN

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From Mitch Lavender at Life in 64 Square Feet:

A Couldrophobic Talks About Jury the Clown — Painted Dollar Art

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READ ANOTHER GOOD CREEPY TRUE GHOST STORY

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From Christy at Ghosts & Ghouls

Reader Submission: Evil At Home

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SUPPORT A DOCUMENTARY OF PARANORMAL WISCONSIN

Jessica Freeburg, children’s writer and paranormal investigator, recently contacted me about a paranormal investigation project that is currently seeking funding on INDIEGOGO.  After checking into it, and watching a 30-minute webisode, I am intrigued. In the spirit of being a good neighbor (Jessica is from Minnesota, and the film’s subject is paranormal Wisconsin) I thought I’d share some information:

Haunted State: Whispers of History Past is a unique documentary about the state of Wisconsin that has never before been told. The film focuses on the history and folklore surrounding the state, seeking to answer questions that have been asked for generations …

With a scheduled release for fall 2014, the crew is currently running an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund the final phase of production.  “This money will help cover things like insurance, permits and travel expenses.  Right now, we’ve got a good movie.  We want a great movie,” said Michael Brown, the film’s Executive Producer. Take a peek at their website www.hauntedstate.com for more details and information the film, or go directly to their IndieGoGo page at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/haunted-state-whispers-from-history-past/x/7256993 to see how you can become a part of this innovative historical, paranormal film!

Here’s the short trailer for the project, to whet your appetite.

The following 30-minute webisode, however, is what really drew me in. I appreciated the enthusiastic but respectful personality of Michael, who conducts an interesting spirit box session at about the 10-minute mark. I’m also impressed with the captured EVPs.

Check out the INDIEGOGO project:

Haunted State: Whispers from History Past

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MOURN A FAD THAT WE ALL WOULD HAVE LOVED

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From Patrick Keller at The Big Séance:

Dr. Silkini’s Ghost Show: Do the Dead Return? Spooks Sit Beside You!

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READ THE REVIEW THAT INSPIRED ME TO ADD A FEATURE TO MY MOST POPULAR BLOG POST

I think you all know that I don’t often do standard reviews of books and movies here at The Paranormalist. Yes, I have my Courting Creepy Movie Lists, but in them I really only provide a teaser or snippet, my personal reason for recommending the film, and  a link to IMDb (or a similar source) so that interested readers can read plot summaries and full-length synopses if they want.

It works.

Today, though, I read a review of  The Haunting (1963) at one of your blogs that made me think, “Ayup. That’s exactly right. I couldn’t have said it better myself.”  That’s when I realized there’s no reason that I can’t link my movies recommendations to reviews written by my blogging peers. (After all, some of you specialize in that art.)

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The Haunting  happens to rank high on: The 13 most haunting films, for ghost story lovers (and another 13+ worth watching.) Because this is my most popular post, I think it’s the perfect list to host this idea.

The haunting films list is due to be updated, so I’ll start adding review links when I tackle that task. You don’t have to wait until the revamp to see what kind of review I particularly like though … go see an example now:

From Scholar* at The Angry Scholar:

Retro Review: The Haunting (1963)

*I do actually know his name, but I learned it AFTER we’d communicated a fair bit, so he will always be Scholar in my mind.

IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A REVIEW (OF ONE OF THE MOVIES ON THIS LIST) HIDDEN AWAY ON YOUR BLOG, DROP A LINK BELOW!

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If I agree with your assessment of the film (or if your piece provides an interesting opposing view) I may link it.

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There is no way I’m going to capture every great thing that happens in my personal web, let alone on the wider internet. The posts I feature here just happened to catch my eye. They resonated with me and whatever is going on in my life right now. And they are worth sharing.

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#NetNet: Free ghost book drawing by midnight tonight! Plus The Night Cafe & a newsreel treasure trove. Happy Easter weekend.

A short ‘NetNet this week (which is better than none, right?) I seem to have injured my right wrist / forearm and working on the computer, and scrolling in particular HURTS. I’m pretty much taking a few days away from the PC. Happy Easter weekend everybody.

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DON’T FORGET TO ENTER TO WIN A FREE  DIGITAL BOOK, OR AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK, BY HUNTER SHEA . YOUR DEADLINE IS 11:59pm TONIGHT

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The tour has been going well, form what I can see.  To find links to all the tour’s stops, visit Hunter’s launch post at his website, huntershea.com.

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In order to enter the drawing, please click below to be taken to The Paranormalist Portal.

Once there, you will find a widget that allows you to earn chances (think of them as raffle tickets) by completing simple actions that will support Hunter. Tasks that can earn entries for you range from following him on Twitter to purchasing and reviewing any of his books. (THAT sort of behavior, will get you multiple entries, of course :))

Once you’re done there, there will be an easy link to come back here, so you can continue reading this week’s NetNet.

CLICK TO GO TO THE PARANORMALIST PORTAL

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GET SWEPT UP IN MUSINGS ON VAN GOGH & HEMMINGWAY

Ray has been participating in an A-Z challenge over at his place, and has chosen the theme of art. I’ve enjoyed the whole series so far, and learned a fair bit. This is my my favorite so far:

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From Ray Yanek at Writing the Rails: N is for … (the Night Cafe)

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SPEND THE WEEKEND HUNTING FOR NEWSREEL TREASURES

British Pathé, has uploaded 85,000 historic films to YouTube. Read more about the project at The Telegraph.


The folks over at Mysterious Times brought this to my attention. If you aren’t subscribed to this site that frequently shares historical and paranormal links and tidbits, you ought to be.

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There is no way I’m going to capture every great thing that happens in my personal web, let alone on the wider internet. The posts I feature here just happened to catch my eye. They resonated with me and whatever is going on in my life right now. And they are worth sharing.

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‘NetNet: Book give-away of THE WAITING – an inspired-by-true-ghost-story, Vampira, scary (very) short films, the Yankee Pedlar Inn, Sherlock Holmes, and a mystery vending machine.

ENTER A SPECIAL DRAWING FOR A FREE  DIGITAL BOOK, OR AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK, BY HUNTER SHEA

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I’m honored to be kicking off the virtual book tour for a favored author and stalking victim, Hunter Shea. At the end of the month, he and I will be doing an interview in which we’ll discuss his latest novella, THE WAITING, and how it was inspired by a true-life haunting.

It will be my first interview, and this is the first time I’m participating in a book tour, so I hope you’ll all be patient and supportive.

I have every intention of asking him probing questions about how THE WAITING and the true events relate, so it would be best if you all have read the novella by the time of the interview. (I suspect there may be spoilers.) I’ll have the actual drawing on midnight of the 20th, so that the winners of THE WAITING will have time to read it … and the rest of you will have time to buy it AND read it, if you want, to get all you can out of the interview.

NOTE: The book tour, as a whole, has a rafflecopter give-away going too … for the same set of prizes that I’m offering, but don’t be confused! There are TWO rafflecopters and one of them (accessible below) is just for The Paranormalist readers. To maximize your chances, you may want to visit some of  the other stops on the blog tour and enter into that rafflecopter too. To find links to all the tour’s stops, visit Hunter’s launch post at his website, huntershea.com.

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Yes, I am spoiled. Either that or Hunter fears likes me.

In addition to TWO digital downloads of THE WAITING, I’ll be giving away one autographed paperback copy of my favorite Hunter Shea novel (so far) SINISTER ENTITY, which is a new and interesting spin on the concept of dopplegangers.

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Click to see Amazon listing.

 In order to enter the drawing, please click below to be taken to The Paranormalist Portal.

Once there, you will find a widget that allows you to earn chances (think of them as raffle tickets) by completing simple actions that will support Hunter. Tasks that can earn entries for you range from following him on Twitter to purchasing and reviewing any of his books. (THAT sort of behavior, will get you multiple entries, of course :))

Once you’re done there, there will be an easy link to come back here, so you can continue reading this week’s NetNet.

CLICK TO GO TO THE PARANORMALIST PORTAL

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LEARN ABOUT THE ORIGINAL VAMPIRA

From Eva at The Year of  Halloween20th Century Glamour Ghoul: Honoring Maila Nurmi’s Vampira

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VIEW AN EXPERTLY CURATED SET OF SCARY SHORT VIDEOS

From Meagan at Halloween Girl: Horror short round up

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VISIT THE YANKEE PEDDLER INN (SETTING OF THE MOVIE ‘THE INNKEEPERS”)

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From Taylor & Dean at Haunted World: Yankee Pedlar Inn (Torrington, CT)

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DREAM OF OWNING A VERY SPECIAL VENDING MACHINE

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From Mark at Mark My WordsThe Mystery Coke Machine

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GET PRIMED FOR A SERIES OF EXAMINATIONS OF THE SHERLOCK HOLMES PHENOMENA, FROM AN EXPERT

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From TimPrasil, Inventor of Persons: In the Shadow of Rathbone: An Introduction

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There is no way I’m going to capture every great thing that happens in my personal web, let alone on the wider internet. The posts I feature here just happened to catch my eye. They resonated with me and whatever is going on in my life right now. And they are worth sharing.

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