Podcast Episode 64: Paranormal Prediction

Fiona BroomeThis week I chat with paranormal consultant Fiona Broome about what the heck that term means, as well as predicting paranormal activity; whether ley lines cause paranormal activity or the other way around; theories behind paranormal occurrences; the relationship of UFOs, Big Foot and ghosts; the connection between serial killers and the paranormal; and more.

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Adjective: Denoting events or phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.

stonehengeLey lines
Alleged alignments of a number of places of geographical and historical interest, such as ancient megaliths, natural ridge-tops and churches, ley lines were first suggested by Alfred Watkins in 1921. He theorized that these alignments were created to ease overland trekking by line of sight navigation during neolithic times and have persisted in the landscape over time. More recently, the term has become associated with spiritual and mystical theories about land forms, including feng shui.

bennington triangleBennington Triangle
Between 1920 and 1950, several people went missing in an area of southwestern Vermont. Joseph A. Citro coined the phrase to describe this area during a public radio broadcast in 1992. The Bennington Triangle was further popularized in two books. Citro claims that this area shares characteristics with the Bridgewater Triangle in neighboring Massachusetts.

hollow earthHollow Earth
The concept of a hollow Earth recurs in folklore and as the premise for subterranean fiction, a subgenre of adventure fiction. This hypothesis proposes that our planet is either entirely hollow or contains a substantial interior space. Although disproved by observational evidence and the modern understanding of planet formation, the concept is still featured in some present-day scientific, pseudoscientific and conspiracy theories. The general scientific community has dismissed the idea since at least the late 18th century.

painted monastaryRomania’s Painted Monasteries
In northeastern Romania, there are a series of monasteries with their exterior walls painted with biblical scenes. These elaborate 15th and 16th century frescoes show saints, prophets, angels, demons, Jesus, heaven and hell. In 2005, while participating in a group of “famous American writers” in Suceava, I had the opportunity to see many of them. It was a memorable experience.

deja vuDéjà vu
From the French meaning “already seen,” term describes the feeling that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation before. When you experiences déjà vu, you feel a compelling sense of familiarity, an uncanny sensation that you experienced this same situation in the same way already.

Also known as a snallygaster, this large flying reptile with feathered wings has been spotted in both Pennsylvania and Maryland since at least the 1700s. The name come from the German phrase that means “fast spirit or ghost.”

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.