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Reminder Sunday

The premiere of Season 4's last 14 episodes is on Wednesday, September 3 at 8pm Central followed by the premiere of Destination Truth's third season. GH's promos have hinted about this year's live Halloween special at Ft. Delaware is going to be the best. I certainly hope it's better than last year's semi-disaster.

Remember the documentary Spooked about Waverly Hills Sanatorium? If you haven't seen its companion movie Death Tunnel yet, you will get your chance. It is set to show on the Sci-Fi Channel September 6th at 8pm Central. The Booth brothers are currently filming Children of the Grave 2. The first one was pretty interesting, from what I saw of it. Their documentary The Possessed, a movie about exorcism, will be released October 2008 on DVD.

Haunted High School?

On August 1st, surveillance cameras at Asheville High School in North Carolina caught an interesting piece of footage at 2:51 a.m. Is the dark image a ghost?

Ghostly Thirteen

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Ghostly Thirteen was inspired by the Thursday Thirteen meme. You list thirteen paranormal-related things like your top 13 posts (if you have a paranormal blog), mythical creatures, gods, haunted houses, etc...

My Theme - Paranormal Investigation equipment

1. Digital Thermometer - measures temperature changes

2. Electromagnetic Field Detectors - measures fluctuations in the electromagnetic field

3. K2 Meter - sometimes used to communicate with ghosts

4. Geiger Counter - measures fluctuations in radiation

5. Thermal Imaging Camera - uses infrared radiation to form images

6. Digital Audio Recorder - used to capture EVPs

7. Air quality monitoring equipment - measures levels of gases such as carbon dioxide in the air

8. Digital camera - used to capture visual manifestations such as orbs, apparitions, ectoplasm, etc...

9. Flashlight

10. Beam Barrier Alarm - creates an invisible beam. When the beam is broken, it triggers the alarm

11. Handheld Digital Cameras - used to document investigations

12. Dowsing…

GS Question of the Week

What is Vacuum Domain?

Answer: This theory is a bit complicating. Basically, three Russian scientists believe a combination of electromagnetics and gravitional principles can cause a small black hole of gravispin waves creating a vacuum effect and lights such as ball lightning, Earthquake lights or even the orb-like lights often associated with crop circles.

St. Augustine Revisited

In January, TAPS investigated the St. Augustine Lighthouse for a second time. The first one was eventful and the second was just as good. On occasion, I provide more information on locations TAPS investigates on their show. Two years ago, I posted about St. Augustine Lighthouse. And earlier this year, it was pointed out that some of the information was wrong. Kathleen, who works in archives at the lighthouse, provided a more accurate history:

Before the lighthouse we have now there was another one just to the east. We're not sure when it was built (this was a Spanish colony then (1600s). When the British took over in 1763 they made improvements and when St. Augustine became a US territory and later, a state, the US government made more improvements. Eventually the beach eroded so much that it was necessary to built a new tower 1/4 mile inland. The land was bought from locals who owned it .

Ballard never owned the lighthouse. It was built by the U Lighthouse Service, which was later …

What Is It? - Montauk Monster

In early July 2008, three girls found an unidentifiable creature that had washed up on the beach in Montauk, New York. This discovery was followed by an article in a local newspaper, The Independent, and dubbed "The Hound of Bonacville" along with a black and white photo taken by one of the girls. Now, it has blown up into a huge debate.

Some think it's a raccoon. Others believe it's a dog. All the questions would be answered with a simple DNA test or necropsy. One problem. No one knows where this thing is. The rumor is the Montauk Monster is rotting in someone's backyard. However, early this month, an unnamed guy, possibly the same person, claims it was stolen from their backyard.

So, we are left with photos as the only source to identify it with which the girls who supposedly found it have an abundance of. Personally, I'm not commenting on what I think it is. There are a lot of rumors floating around stating it is nothing but a publicity stunt. There are tw…