Friday, July 29, 2016

VAMPIRES, YOUR COUNTRY TOO?

Vampires stalk our world, according to storytellers. For most, Bram Stoker's book, "Dracula" was our introduction to a vampire. Nowadays, it's hard to get away from them with the surge of books and films to choose your scary experience. 

I've been well aware of them since the 60's when I'd watch the television series Dark Shadows' vampire, Barnabas Collins, sleep in a coffin through the day to emerge at night seeking necks to suck. Anyone else watch it? 

Seems blood gathering has been with us for quite some time. Vampire folklore has history from many countries. According to Gods & Monsters.com website vampires have a long history. On Wilipedia page the vampire, the undead, visited people and unlike our Count Dracula image of a a tall, somewhat handsome guy, the vampire "wore shrouds and were often described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today's gaunt, pale vampire which dates from the early 19th century."

In "Dark Shadows" and most other vampire sources I've read or seen, it seems young, attractive women are the mainly the target. (Whew! That leaves me out.)

But in Matthew Abaya's newly released award winning indie action vampire film, "Vampariah", (the Philippine version) the blood sucker is one scary female. 

The film is about Mahal, who is a part of an elite squad of skilled hunters responsible for keeping the world safe from vampires and other creatures of the night. Her mission to rid the world of this undead threat becomes compromised when her fate intertwines with an aswang (a vampire of Philippine folklore).

What about your country's vampire? What is he or she called and what naughty things does that vampire cook up? Fresh blood? Followers? To find a list of vampires' names and countries see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vampires_in_folklore_and_mythology

The San Francisco premier showing will be in the historical and most delightfully haunted San Francisco's Chinatown's 1920's building know called, The Great Star Theater." The other night I investigated the theater for ghosts and vampires sightings. The history of the building is murky with one recorded suspicious death. What else did I find? My investigation film will be shown at the premier of Vampariah film on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Do join us for a spooky good time! 

Matthew and I met when he filmed my ghost investigation of historical San Francisco building. Now that was scary!  Since then he's filmed three  more of my ghost investigations for the Haunted Bay.   

No more blood left in my house - move on vampires! 

Learn more about  me and my books (How to Talk with Spirits: Seances, Mediums and 

Ghost Hunts plus 2 novels) at june ahern dot com. Available on Amazon & Smashwords.

Vampariah Premier evening filled with vampires, zombies, real deal ghost busting, drinks, live music, and of course ASWANGS! Stay for the after party! Rising from the grave, LA/SF's premiere Filipino Goth Band Dominion returns with "Aswang", the awesome single from the Vampariah Soundtrack.
www.vampariah.com
Preceeded by a special featurette by The Haunted Bay's ghost hunt of the Great Star Theater. The Alameda Paranormal Researchers and psychic June Ahern will dive into Chinatown's Haunted History at the Theater.
The Haunted Bay:
https://www.youtube.com/TheHauntedBay
Alameda Paranormal Researchers:
https://www.facebook.com/alamedaparanormal
June Ahern:

june ahern dot com

Sunday, July 3, 2016

ORBS - SPIRITS AFLOAT OR FILM CORRUPTED?

WHITE LIGHTS - ORBS
SIGN OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY?



I have been involved in ghost hunts with a paranormal investigation group named The Haunted Bay: Paranormal SF and Beyond. During the ghost hunt of a San Francisco landmark, The Defenestration Building (closed in July, 2014), we met a ghost of a frightened young woman dressed in only a full slip. She rushed toward me and the filming crew covered in blood. Her terror and quickness made us backpedal to get away. Most likely she was a victim of murder. Although, I was the only one who saw and heard her mentally, the others felt the tension. The woman came only so far down the long hallway then the image of her running toward us repeated. She was stuck in the time and place of her terror. Later, the producer, Ying Liu and cinematographer, Matthew Abaya, returned with a camera to, hopefully, capture the ghost’s image. The photographs show orbits of light and flashing streaks. 
The investigators thought it was inconclusive evidence because they were looking for a figure, a complete form of the woman. For me it was proof because I’ve seen many similar photographs of spirits and ghosts taken with different cameras. This kind of white orb light or flashes of whitish light is common when photographing spirits and ghosts. It appears as though the movement of energy is captured. 
One viewer of the woman in the Defenstration video commented, “...the Polaroid (photos) are spooky…a silhouette of a girl on the lower left…there is a set of legs in the middle…(in the) Fight & Murder Hall…a face staring right at the camera and the presence behind us. I don’t know if it’s a bearded man or a long-haired woman…” Watch the video to decide for yourself if the shadows and lights are indeed an energy moving toward the camera crew. The Youtube video of The Haunted Bay: Paranormal SF and Beyond can be found here: The Defenestration Building. https://youtu.be/c7FsCWmWLQ8 - Def1
A client sent me three clips of her security film taken on different nights of her living room and front door area. In it was her husband locking up for the night. As he turns to leave the room, some circles of light appear in the forefront of the film. He walks up the stairs, disappears and then more circles of lights appear. They float around the room. My client, thinking maybe there was a flaw in the camera/film showed them to the security company. No, they said that wasn't the problem, but were unsure what was. Just months before the client had called me in to help stop, what she thoughts was ghost activity in her home (not in this area filmed). She already had had the house cleaned by another medium, which had not brought relief to the annoyance. Once there, I knew what was going on was stronger than just one cleansing.

Only once did I witness an orb with my own eyes and right in the same room with me. A woman came to me for a past life regression through the means of hypnosis (I am a Certified Hypnotherapist). When she reached a state of relaxation a rather large, white ball appeared above her head. 
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