THE ‘DARK WORLD’ OF GHOST ADVENTURES’ ZAK BAGANS—A MUST-READ!

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Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures’ Crew, 2011 (VB Books)

Whether you are a fan of the hit TV series Ghost Adventures, or just learning about it for the first time, this telling autobiography by the show’s creator and star, paranormal investigator, Zak Bagans, is quite a story! His experiences have been frightful, his commitment arduous, and his passion and honestly unflagging. A must-read. Below, is the Foreword to Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Imvestigator of the Ghost Adventures’ Crew, Zak Bagans (with Kelly Criger), VB Books, 2011.

Foreword

There is arguably no topic in human history that incites as much contemptuous disbelief and passionate dedication as the existence of life after death. As humans, it is our natural instinct to belittle what we don’t understand, and then follow with statements of derision and ridicule. Even mentioning that ghosts might exist can cause instant damnation and persecution among the religiously devoted and staunchly pragmatic, which causes many people who have had a paranormal experience to remain quiet about it. Maybe that’s the greatest achievement of the dead: they’ve convinced the world that they don’t exist, so the majority of us are either disinterested in proving it otherwise or too convinced in our own beliefs to recognize a new viewpoint. Yet most of us are at least curious to know what happens when we die; some may say that information is even a right of humanity, that if another world exists after our physical bodies die, then it’s our right to know about it.

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Artist’s rendition of the “entity” that would trouble Bagans as a child.

I wrote this book for several reasons. First, I want to take you on my seven-year journey through the world of paranormal investigation from the documentary film in 2004 through the many seasons of Ghost Adventures. I want to tell you about the things that didn’t make it onto the screen and dig deeper into the most significant events that did. We sometimes spend four days filming an episode and have to boil it down into one hour, so there’s always stuff we want to show, but don’t have the time to. And sometimes even the most significant phenomena that we capture have to be covered quickly because of time constraints.

Second, I want to use our adventures to address leading theories on life after death….

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“Let Loose”, a Vintage Horror Story by Mary Cholmondeley (1890)

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Let Loose

Mary Cholmondeley

“Let Loose” first appeared in an 1890 issue of Temple Bar Magazine.

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The dead abide with us! Though stark and cold Earth seems to grip them, they are with us still.

Some years ago I took up architecture, and made a tour through Holland, studying the buildings of that interesting country. I was not then aware that it is not enough to take up art. Art must take you up, too. I never doubted but that my passing enthusiasm for her would be returned. When I discovered that she was a stern mistress, who did not immediately respond to my attentions, I naturally transferred them to another shrine. There are other things in the world besides art. I am now a landscape gardener.

But at the time of which I write I was engaged in a violent flirtation with architecture. I had one companion on this expedition, who has since become one of the leading architects of the day. He was a thin, determined-looking man with a screwed-up face and heavy jaw, slow of speech, and absorbed in his work to a degree which I quickly found tiresome. He was possessed of a certain quiet power of overcoming obstacles which I have rarely seen equalled. He has since become my brother-in-law, so I ought to know; for my parents did not like him much and opposed the marriage, and my sister did not like him at all, and refused him over and over again; but, nevertheless, he eventually married her.

I have thought since that one of his reasons for choosing me as his travelling companion on this occasion was because he was getting up steam for what he subsequently termed ‘an alliance with my family’, but the idea never entered my head at the time. A more careless man as to dress I have rarely met, and yet, in all the heat of July in Holland, I noticed that he never appeared without a high, starched collar, which had not even fashion to commend it at that time.

I often chaffed him about his splendid collars, and asked him why he wore them, but without eliciting any response. One evening, as we were walking back to our lodgings in Middeburg, I attacked him for about the thirtieth time on the subject.

‘Why on earth do you wear them?’ I said.

‘You have, I believe, asked me that question many times,’ he replied, in his slow, precise utterance; ‘but always on occasions when I was occupied. I am now at leisure, and I will tell you.’

And he did.

I have put down what he said, as nearly in his own words as I can remember them.

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“Out hopped three little red men…” Art by Ian Hinley

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Jack and His Golden Snuff Box. Art by Ian Hinley.

 

Based on the English fairy tale “Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box”…

“…he felt in his pocket, and drew the little box out. And when he opened it, out there hopped three little red men.”

Ununpentium—“Element 115”—A New “Extraterrestrial” Element on Our Periodic Table … May Solve the Mystery of UFO Propulsion

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Aliens Gave Us the Formula, More Than Once: Element 115—Ununpentium—-A New Synthesized ET Element on Our Periodic Table May Well Be the Answer to Extraterrestrial Spacecraft Propulsion…

I remembering reading about Element 115 as part of the US Govt. “blackball campaign” against Area 51 reverse engineering specialist / contractor Bob Lazar, who went public in the 1990s about the whole thing and was threatened and made a victim of yet another US Got. reputation-slandering campaign against Lazar to discredit him and his extremely convincing evidence. (See Additional Reading/Viewing & Sources below). I knew it was important to remember, but, alas, I forgot about Uup; that is, until I saw some video footage of a man in Colorado writing out equations in his sleep—equations he couldn’t possibly know or understand himself, and that he says were “given”to him by extraterrestrials that have been communication with him since he was a child. They call him “Starseed”. … [See:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Romanek

http://www.starseeds.net/forum/topics/stan-romanek-one-of-the-most-documented-starseeds ]

Now, I am back on the tracks and eager to learn all I can about Element 115.

What is Element 115?

With atomic numbers of 113, 115, 117, and 118, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the addition of these four elements to the periodic table; but one of them, Element 115 was already announced in 1989 when Bob Lazar—famous area 51 whistleblower—revealed to the public that the UFOs possessed by the government were powered by a mysterious ‘Element 115.’ Of course at that time, the claims made by Lazar were tagged as absurd as the scientific community had no knowledge of ‘Element 115’. [See:

https://www.ancient-code.com/element-115-infamous-alien-element-mentioned-over-a-decade-ago-in-area-51-added-to-periodic-table/ ]

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According to Wikipedia:

Ununpentium* is a chemical element. It is also named eka-bismuth. It has the symbol Uup. It has the atomic number 115. It is a superheavy element. Ununpentium does not exist in nature. It is a synthetic element, made from a fusion reaction between americium and calcium.

Ununpentium is in the center of the theoretical island of stability. No stable isotopes of ununpentium have yet been found. Models predict that the stable isotope of ununpentium should have 184 neutrons. The stable isotope with 184 neutrons is 299Uup. The isotope that has been made has only 173 neutrons (288Uup).

On February 2 2004 a report that ununpentium and ununtrium were made was written in a journal named Physical Review C. The report was written by a team of Russian scientists at Dubna University’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and American scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. These people reported that they bombarded americium with calcium to make four atoms of ununpentium. Scientists of Japan also report that they have made Ununpentium. In May 2006 at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research this element was made by another method and what the final products from radioactive decay were was found by chemical analysis.

*Ununpentium is a temporary IUPAC systematic element name.

https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ununpentium

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The interesting thing to note is that both Lazar and Romanek alerted the world to Uup—via top secret information and dreamed mathematical equations—but it took over a decade for scientists to add Element 115 to the Table of Periodic Elements—-MOST IMPORTANTLY: it previously did not exist on Earth, so where did Lazar and Romanek come up with the information? Did aliens inadvertently give it to us back in July of 1947, when a UFO crashed on the Brazo ranch in Roswell, New Mexico? Did they deliberately give it to us to jump-start our technological progress? Did we shoot the UFOs of 1941 and 1947 down on purpose, to pirate their secrets? Did alien entities who have been following and communicating in person, via phone, and in dreams with a little boy they call Starseed send the mathematical equation linking Element 115 to a method UFO propulsion, telepathically, to the now grown Starseed (Stan Romanek) in his sleep?

It is a fascinating conundrum exacerbated, as usual, by our own govt.’s unwillingness to share information involving UFOs, ETs, and important, even potential life-saving technology with its tax-paying constituency.

The AA episode below discusses Element 115 in the last 10 minutes or so…but the entire episode is relevant to the subject…

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“In the Mouth of Madness” by Alexandros Pyromallis, Inspired by the John Carpenter Film Based on the Work of H. P. Lovecraft

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Art by Alexandros Pyromallis (cromeyellow.com)

“Sometimes Dead is Better”—Art Inspired by Stephen King’s Novel Pet Sematary by Scott Buoncristiano

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“Sometimes Dead is Better” (Pet Sematary), Art by Scott Buoncristiano (Pinterest)

Secretary of Dreams, Volume Two—a Collection of Horror Stories by Stephen King with Artwork by Glenn Chadbourne, TOC

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Table of Contents

The Secretary of Dreams: Volume Two, Interior Artwork by Glenn Chadbourne

7 One for the Road [Jerusalem’s Lot] (1977)

49 The Monkey (1980)

113 Gray Matter (1973)

143 In the Deathroom (1999)

183 Strawberry Spring (1975)

201 Nona [Castle Rock (1978)