Ghost Files

Ghost Files


Just when you thought it was safe to read about the paranormal…Khyron returns, once again, for another week of insanity now collectively referred to as Ghost Files. I’ve been preoccupied with personal matters these last few weeks, but now I’m back and ready to go.

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. I’m hoping the same holds true, here.


:: Top Story ::

Due to my proximity to the great Lake Superior, I found it only natural to comment on this column.

Bannockburn one of the ghost ships of the Great Lakes101

Bill Wangemann – The Sheboygan Press, April 19, 2005

Over the past 150 years or so, several thousand ships have been lost on the Great Lakes -- some without a trace. Many brave sailors have found lonely, watery graves in the cold depths of the lakes.

Sailors of old were -- and to some extent still are -- a superstitious lot. Many believed that if a man was lost and his remains were never recovered, so that he might be given a proper burial, his soul was doomed to wander the lakes forever, seeking peace.

Several years ago I made a prolonged stay with my family on the shores of Lake Superior. And let me tell you, they don’t call them ‘great’ lakes for nothing! While standing on the beach, there was almost no noticeable difference between it and the beaches of the Pacific Northwest.

I remember a having a very surreal experience there. A powerful thunderstorm was moving in from the north, traveling across the great body of water. The sight of the giant thunderclouds spewing great veins of forked lightening over a swirling mass of turbulent water is something that I will never forget.

The whole area is actually quite mysterious and haunting—especially at night. Looking out over the waters at night reveals only darkness, broken by an occasional lighthouse or shipping barge. The forests have an unmistakable aura of Native mysticism and legend.

And don’t let the term ‘lake’ fool you. These are not some little fishing ponds with pure, pristine waters. The Great Lakes are cold and forbidding, even in summer. Therefore, unfortunately, tales of lost vessels were quite frequent.

This backdrop serves as the perfect breeding ground for the paranormal. It has all the big requirements: dark, forbidding location, brave souls, and violent deaths.

While I was staying there, I never saw what could be described as paranormal, but I don’t think seeing always means believing. I felt the paranormal; felt it in the trees, in the water, in the silence, and in the darkness. The Great Lakes truly are a magical place, and I suggest everyone experience their grandeur at least once.

:: Haunting ::

Here’s an odd one. Sicko haunted by card-stealing ghost:

Man Convicted In Human Remains Case Says Ghost Haunted Him

Copyright 2005 by TheKCRAChannel.

Beale is a former Yolo County and UC Davis autopsy technician who stole more 157 pounds of human bones from autopsies over an 18-year period…He even told friends a ghost haunted him in the autopsy lab, according to the records.

Now that is really something spooky. Apparently this self-proclaimed “mad scientist” has been swiping a few bones from work—a whole 157 pounds worth!

I guess the spirits didn’t much care for his unlawful seizures and began to haunt him. That sounds pretty reasonable to me. If some dirty sorcerer of an autopsy technician started stealing my bones for his ceremonies, you’d damn better sure that I’d be haunting him! This whole story makes me wonder who would willingly take a job as an autopsy technician. Oh well. To each his own, I suppose…

The article goes on to describe how the perturbed spectre transferred his aggression from his former body’s desecrator to a seemingly innocent relative and his lonely games of solitaire.

"Now, that ghost has followed him to my apartment. I swear," said Steve Roland, Beale's friend…"I play solitaire at home a lot. I live alone, and I'm old, and I don't have anything else to do. The ghost took to stealing the 4 of Diamonds out of my deck," Roland said.

Could it be the ghost is preventing the man from ever winning solitaire? Or has the old man lost his 4 of diamonds and prefers to blame it on ghosts rather than buy a new pack of cards? In either case, this article is just bizarre.

:: Celebrities ::


Contact Music - 22/04/2005 09:09

Former FRASIER star Kelsey Grammer claims he gets much of his advice from spiritual forces.

Here’s another article straight out of left-field.

I had no idea ‘Frasier’ was paranormally influenced. But, now that I think of it, it was pretty clever (Perhaps too clever). He probably had all the greats helping him—from Aristotle to Shakespeare.

To be honest, I had no idea Kelsey Grammer was so spiritual. Its not so much that he’s religious, it looks like he’s more new-age in his thinking. Maybe Mr. Noory should consider having him on as a guest on Coast to Coast AM. His ‘Frasier’ character was a radio personality, after all, and I’d bet Grammer would love to do it. I know I would listen.

:: Dead End ::

Well, that’s all for this week. I hope my absence didn’t cause any permanent harm. But, rest assured, I’m here to stay. Keep on the lookout for next week’s ‘Files.

Thank you for your patience and support.

~Khyron, 2005.