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Ghost Files

Ghost Files


Lock your doors and turn-off the lights—Khyron has returned for another installment of his tomb of forbidden knowledge that some scholars now recognize as, Ghost Files.

This week, I present to you a completely bizarre story of freaky bananas and unexplained death, as well as an example of the use of modern technology to capture miracles in progress. Plus! Hot off the heels of their appearance on Coast to Coast AM, I give my $.02 on paranormal investigators, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson.

Fasten your seatbelts and make sure all trays are in their upright and locked position; we’re preparing our descent into Ghost Files.

:: Top Story ::

When scouring the Information Super-Highway for relevant or otherwise interesting paranormal articles, I will occasionally come across some rather strange ones. They are so shocking, bizarre, or down-right funny that I simply cannot pass them up. Here’s an example…

'Freak' banana blamed for teen's death

By Ruby P. Silubrico – “Sun Star”

SIBALOM, Antique -- A "freak" banana is being blamed as the cause of the mysterious death of an 18-year-old here.

Jesmar narrated that when the victim arrived in the area, he climbed the tree and attempted to cut off its fruit but failed to do so. The victim said that somebody was pulling him downwards, causing him to fall. He felt that a hand was pulling him down. When he checked, saw that nobody was around. Then, he ran home)" Jesmar said.


Of all the strange articles I have read to consider for Ghost Files, this one is by far the strangest. The title alone is enough to peak your interest.

If I understand the article correctly (I’m honestly not sure, as half of it is in another language), a teen found an odd-looking banana plant, with a similarly odd-looking banana. Captivated by the strange fruit, he decided to climb up and get a closer look. Now, this is where things get fuzzy.

Apparently, the unfortunate victim claims to have been pulled down by an invisible force. This got me thinking that perhaps these bananas are haunted by some kind of malevolent spirit. This could explain the headaches he complained of before his death. The article doesn’t mention him hitting his head, and save for the possibility the fruit was rotten (and that he ate it), I don’t know what else could have caused such a sudden death.

The “quack” doctor has this to say about the young man’s condition:

…quack doctor told them that the victim was suffering from severe headache because a big, black and tall man, known to their local term as "agta" who is living in the banana tree, harmed him.

I’m not sure if “agta” is some kind of ethnic or geographic group, or if the “black” description is one of literal skin-tone, but his description is very similar to that of the infamous shadow people—reported by many to be evil entities.

Make of it what you will, but be weary of strange bananas.

:: Signs ::

It’s hard to discuss ghosts and entities without touching on the necessary religious aspect. Believing in ghosts implies a higher existence and afterlife. And, as such, not all entities are lost souls (of fallen, as the case may be)—some may also be sent to deliver a certain message from the before mentioned higher existence. A sign like the one in the following article.

A miracle of modern technology

By Richard Owen - July 26, 2005

THOUSANDS of Italians have flocked to a small southern town after witnesses claimed to have filmed a miraculous “walking statue” of the Madonna with their video phones.

Mgr Riboldi said people often reported visions of the Virgin Mary in troubled times.

Those at Fatima in Portugal in 1917, for example, were linked to the two world wars and the rise of Communism.


Ah, camera phones—good for sharing moments, voyeur shots, and…capturing miracles? Apparently, so.

The article quotes the Mayor of Acerra as saying the miracle is a sign of Mary’s anguish over the London bombings, and as a call for peace. Now are as troubled of times as any, and I think a little reaffirmation of faith is exactly what some of us need.

Although I don’t necessarily doubt the claim of the ‘living statue’, I would certainly like to see some of the video phone footage. If they truly did capture such a miracle, I’m surprised it hasn’t spread throughout the web.

:: Celebrities ::

On Monday, July 25, George Noory welcomed plumbers-turned-investigators, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, to Coast to Coast AM. With their appearance, and a new season of their show, “Ghost Hunters,” I felt it timely to present this article.

Spirit of Investigation

By Tim Clodfelter - JOURNAL REPORTER (Saturday, July 23, 2005)

LOS ANGELES - More than 10 years have passed since Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson began investigating supernatural phenomena.

The two New England natives formed TAPS, The Atlantic Paranormal Society, which has evolved from a tiny operation run out of a spare room in Hawes' apartment to a thriving organization with its own Web site and an "alternative reality" show on the Sci Fi Channel that follows them on their cases.


The TAPS paranormal investigating team is the real deal. If you are looking for credible (if not occasionally frightening) proof of the paranormal—these are the guys to look to.

They share a very necessary mindset when it comes to investigating ghostly phenomena. That is that they go to a location, not to prove that it is haunted, but rather that it isn’t. I find that very important not only to their analysis of the data they collect, but also to their credibility.

As I stated above, the new season for “Ghost Hunters” began last week, with new episodes airing on Sci-Fi channel’s, ‘Sci-Fi Wednesday’. To be honest, I can’t say that I watched much of the first season. Be it because of work or school, it always seemed like I was somewhere away from a television on Wednesday nights.

From what I’ve heard, “Ghost Hunters” is a quality show. I think the fact that it was picked up for a second season is a testament to that. I will be trying my hardest to clear my Wednesday schedule for the next few weeks.

If you’re interested in reading more, visit the TAPS website at www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com.

:: Dead End ::

Thus concludes our weekly scheduled adventure into the realm of the paranormal. I hope you enjoyed the articles I chose to present.

Like what you read? Well, I have a treat for you. Khyron has now gone live with his very own Blog! You can expect movie/television/video-game review, Coast to Coast AM commenting, paranormal and esoteric review, and much, much more. Just head on over to http://khyron05.blogspot.com/

Questions? Comments? As always, drop me a line at mjbrun@gmail.com.

This is Khyron, signing off.

~Khyron, 2005.

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