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History and the Paranormal: A Working Relationship

January 18, 2012

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by Mike Ricksecker: History and the paranormal go hand-in-hand. After all, the lives ghosts had lived on Earth are in the past. Their stories permeate the walls of the locations in which they haunt and appear, at times, in the evidence paranormal investigators pick up in their ghost hunts. So much is forgotten and overlooked […]

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“I’ve always believed in the afterlife, but the proof that ghosts and spirits are among us had been shown to me over and over.” -Billy Tolley

October 8, 2011

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One thing’s for certain: Billy Tolley and Tara Bohren are no strangers to the paranormal.  Both independently and through their involvement with the wildly popular Travel Channel shows, Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge, they’ve gone places few would dare to tread. And they’ve come back to tell the tale. DarkMedia had the pleasure of talking […]

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“I use all my tools, including myself, because I am an open individual who is not closed off to the possibilities of what life offers and why we are here.” -Alexandra Holzer

October 8, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Alexandra Holzer: Nearly half a century ago, renouned Parapsychologist Hans Holzer changed the face of paranormal research and investigation forever.  And while the torch he lit is an essential one to carry, it’s an important point to note that it’s never ceased to be as heavy as it is luminous.  The Holzer legacy […]

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Divination: Communicating With Spirits With A Divining Crystal

August 3, 2011

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by Lily Luchesi: Before I truly begin this blog, let me inform you all that this is a true story of an actual experience I, and two others, had this past spring, using a divining crystal to communicate with the dearly departed. Annie (my editor) and I were staying with a friend whom I will […]

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New to Tarot? 20 Things You Should Know

August 3, 2011

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by Janet Boyer: Because I’m a published Tarot author, reviewer, blogger, teacher and reader, I often get emails asking about prevalent superstitions surrounding the cards, as well as questions on the best books, decks, techniques and modes of learning. Here are twenty of my top suggestions for those new to Tarot, those struggling to learn […]

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Ghost, What Are You?

July 22, 2011

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by Dr. Kimberly Rackley: If you ask ten different people what a ghost is, chances are you will be told ten different definitions or opinions. I believe that you can not correctly define a ghost or any essence until its matter or cause has been named and proven through the scientific process. What we have […]

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My Past Life As a Fortune Teller

June 11, 2011

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Fortune Teller

Written by Lacey Reah When I say “past life” I mean, it was many phases ago.  I’ve been many things, lived many lives in this one lifetime. When I was very young and living in another country, my older brother bought a deck of tarot cards.  He was fascinated with the mystery of them.  He tried […]

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CAN YOU TRUST YOUR FRIENDS?

June 11, 2011

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Eyes

Written by Richard Jay Parker Title of this week’s blog sounds like a strapline for a movie about body snatching pod people but I’m actually curious about other writers and how they road test their material. Nobody immerses themself in a project if it hasn’t fired them up in the first place. But once you’ve completed […]

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Using Research for Harder Fantasy

June 10, 2011

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Dark Writing

Written by staticsan Amongst the works of Science Fiction, there is a significant subset called Hard Science Fiction. You may have heard the term. Works in that sub-genre usually have science that works, or is at least plausible, and little if any hand-waving. The hardest of hard will do away with things known to be “probably” […]

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“Vampires exist; they are real. If someone chooses not to believe, that’s fine with me. I have never felt I had to prove the paranormal to anyone, and actually, it’s a waste of time to try to do so.”

May 14, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Rosemary Ellen Guiley: Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. She conducts  original field investigations of haunted and mysterious sites. She has written more than 40 books – including 9 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, […]

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“Stoker’s Dracula is the embodiment of evil. Even his name was selected because Stoker read that it was a Romanian word for “the devil”. Consistently throughout the book, the Count acts without remorse.”

May 10, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Dr. Elizabeth Miller: Elizabeth Miller is recognized internationally for her expertise on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula – its origins in folklore, literature and history, as well as its influence on the culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She has lectured on the subject throughout Canada (including presentations for the Royal Winnipeg […]

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