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Ghost Files

Ghost Files


Wednesday has arrived, which can mean only one thing—the return of everyone’s favorite Ghost Files. It is time to once again to enter the shadow realm of paranormally-bound internet news articles.

This week, the Top Story questions whether or not we are indeed nearing the apocalypse. Plus, could Canadian UFO whistle blower Paul Hellyer have ulterior motives? Finally, we take a trip with psychotropic investigator, Graham Hancock.

Ghost Files is approaching. Proceed at your own risk.

:: Top Story ::

Still feelin’ fine.

End of the World? Not Likely, Scientists Say

By Ker Than - LiveScience Staff Writer

The recent spate of natural disasters affecting the globe "might be" signs that the Biblical apocalypse is near, says Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.

Seth Stein, a seismologists at Northwestern University's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, thinks everything is as it should be, at least as far as earthquakes go.

"I don't think there's any reason to believe the frequency of large earthquakes has changed over the past million years," Stein told LiveScience. "That's contrary to everything we know about how the Earth works."


There has been a good deal of doomsday prophesizing lately. All kinds of people are hinting that we may in fact be in the Biblical ‘end times.’ Even George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM, has entered into the fray, announcing his concerns on the air.

But how could you really blame them? We’ve got tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes—all being very powerful and claiming many lives. It seems just about every week some new disaster happens that is referred to as freakish or as the most powerful on record. It’s been a tough year, no doubt about it. But are we nearing the end of the world?

According to some scientists, no.

The article points out that as far as earthquakes go, there’s nothing out of the ordinary. I think then that all of this hype is exactly just that—hype. Although still very powerful and very tragic, the attention given to earthquakes now seems to be because of its coupling with other recent tragedies, namely hurricanes.

And this is where things get a bit more frightening. As opposed to the statistically normal earthquake activity, 2005 is likely to be the most active and destructive hurricane year on record. But this isn’t just an isolated incident. Statistics show that in the past seven years, there has been a very noticeable increase in hurricane activity.

So does this mean the rapture is near? Could be, but as scientists are saying, this may just as easily be attributed to cyclical weather patterns.

The way I see it, the Earth is a big place. Despite its ‘shrinking’ due to instant communication, the planet is still a very large, complex system. With so many variables, strange and unexpected (if not very unfortunate) events are not only possible, but very likely to occur.

So, despite what some may think, I’m still not convinced that we are in the end times. I won’t deny the apparent quickening in global events, but I will hold out judgment until some real freaky stuff starts to happen—raining salt, tornadoes in winter…things like that.

:: UFO Disclosure ::

Wait, wait, wait…”Seeing is Believing” helped him?

Former Canadian National Defense Minister Claims UFO Cover-Up

Newswire - Posted: 10/08 From: FMNN

Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian Minister for National Defense from the Sixties, is calling UFOs "the biggest cover-up in history," according to a story on Whitley Streiber's Unknown Country website. He made his accusation in a recent speech in Toronto, titled "A Symposium on UFO Disclosure and Planetary Direction."

Hellyer claimed he had been skeptical until seeing a documentary special, "Seeing is Believing," that featured the late ABC-TV news anchor Peter Jennings, and then reading "The Day After Roswell," by the also-late author Philip Corso.


This story was first brought to my attention by fellow paranormal researcher, Lesley, over at her blog, The Debris Field .

What really has me excited about Paul Hellyer’s story is that he is a reputable leader from a modern, reputable nation. So many times when a government official speaks out about UFO disclosure, they’re either rather low in the chain of command or make their announcement in less than trustable sources (India Net Daily, for example – See last week’s GF). Not so in Hellyer’s case.

On the other hand, what has me suspicious of this story is a seemingly miniscule bit of information in the article. According to Hellyer, he was a UFO skeptic until he watched the now infamous ABC special, “Seeing Is Believing.” To the uninitiated, this may fly under the radar, but to the very educated enthusiasts that are no-doubt reading this (I know you’re out there), that should bring up some red flags.

I don’t see how anyone could describe ABC’s special as anything but a whitewash. It barely even scratched the surface, and was tainted with the arrogant rants of Seth Shostak.

The fact that Hellyer says it helped him has me suspecting that he may be some kind of a disinformation agent. I can’t be sure yet, but I’m definitely going to watch what Hellyer reveals about UFO’s.

:: Uh...Drugs?::

Groovy, baby.

Drugs, art and the aliens who lit our way to civilisation

ANNA SMYTH - Scotsman.com

GRAHAM HANCOCK is breathless. He's telling me about his first hallucinogenic trip in the Amazon jungle, and he just can't get the words out fast enough. The former journalist and now bestselling science writer spent five weeks living with indigenous Indian shamans in Peru, where he ingested a sacred plant drug known as ayahuasca.


I recall Graham Hancock’s last appearance on Coast to Coast AM. He was originally billed as an expert on the origins of human civilization, so I was a bit shocked to hear about his adventures the psychotropic drugs in Peru.

Basically, Hancock has come to believe that hallucinating shamans are the basis for organized religions. The visions they saw, Hancock suggests, were a view of the spirit realm.

I’m inclined to think that what is seen in a psychotropic hallucination is merely a figment of the mind—sensory reactions to chemical stimulus. But what Hancock presents is rather interesting.

The article points out a fact I was unaware of. Apparently Francis Crick, the discoverer of DNA, first imagined the concept of the double helix while tripping on LSD. Maybe there’s more drug-induced hallucination than meets the eye?

:: Dead End ::

That’s all for this week’s installment. I trust you enjoyed this weekly recap of some of the finer paranormal material on the web.

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Stay tuned for next week’s Ghost Files. Until then, tootles.

~Khyron, 2005.

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