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Tag Archives: Research

“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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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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“I may not believe in the concept of demons, but I accept that I might be wrong, and that the places I go are opening doors. I think the biggest tangible danger of paranormal investigation is becoming close-minded; there is always something to learn.”

July 28, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Daniel Hooven of Resident Undead: On June 17th of this year, fans of the Travel Channel’s wildly successful Ghost Adventures were introduced to a reality show like we’ve never seen before.  Paranormal Challenge, hosted by Zak Bagans, never fails to be a wild ride as two teams go head-to-head, collecting evidence within some […]

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A Glimpse Into Researching for the Make-Believe

July 28, 2011

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by Mark D. Evans: My current WIP—of which I’m currently polishing the final draft—is a vampire story like no other. “Yeah, yeah.” “Heard it all before.” “There’s no originality left for vampires.” “Vampires have been done to death.” That’s what you’re thinking, right? Didn’t I tell you I was psychic? And my puns aren’t bad either. […]

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Using Research for Harder Fantasy

June 10, 2011

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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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“All around the world, reports of these mysterious creatures pour in, yet their existence is a matter of controversy.”

May 10, 2011

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Written by Kelli McCracken (ParaYourNormal Team): At some point in our life, we’ve heard stories about different “monsters” that may or may not exist. These myths and legends have come to us as children, by parents who wanted our behavior to improve or by friends who tried to scare the bejesus out of us. Regardless […]

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” I had a mission – to produce a publication that would unite vampire fans from all around the world. From an initial plan to produce a small fanzine, I decided I wanted to produce a ‘proper’ mag. I needed it to sit amongst shelves in stores across the world.”

March 7, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Arlene Russo [Bite me Magazine] Arlene Russo is editor and founder of Bite me magazine, the UK’s only glossy magazine dedicated to vampires and the supernatural, which she launched single-handedly in 1999. She has been shortlisted three times for the Periodical Publishers Association’s Scottish Magazine Awards for ‘Editor of the Year and also […]

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