Naked Ghost Hunting

Naked Ghost Hunting

Several years ago a paranormal investigator I knew was approached about being on a paranormal show where all the participants would investigate naked. He, of course, declined. We were talking about it one day trying to figure out what was the point to the whole thing? Was it for the sensationalism of naked ghost hunters flailing away in the darkness searching for entities or was there a valid reason for it?

Some people believe that certain spirits feed on negative emotions and therefore when you are scared you give them more power to manifest. Could this be part of the reason? Being naked in a dark place, unable to see anything around you and searching for ghosts could certainly create feelings of uncertainty and perhaps inadequacy. But is that enough negative juju to cause something to manifest? Does feeling vulnerable and embarrassed generate the same energy as being anxious and scared? Is enough negative energy generated no matter the emotion?

Then there are the spirits themselves to consider. What reaction do you think a ghost would have as it watched you and your group running around naked in their space? Would they be shocked and outraged? Could their indignation at being invaded by a bunch of nude strangers cause them to manifest and deliver a stern scolding? What sort of disembodied sounds or EVP might this elicit? Ridicule? Laughter? I wonder if the ghosts would be put off by the nudity or entertained by it? I suppose it depends on what era they were from.

There are also environmental issues to consider. What if the investigators were outside and there were bugs flying around? What if it’s really hot at the location, or god forbid, really, really cold? What if the investigators are inside and want to sit down? How sanitary is that? Would they be allowed to wear shoes or some sort of covering for their feet or forced to stumble around in the dark stubbing their unprotected toes? There’s a lot that could go wrong there and a lot of unusual injuries that could be sustained if not careful.

A bunch of ghost hunters running around naked sounds like a great show. I’m sure quite a number of people would even watch a few of the episodes, hoping to see something exciting. But, I think the novelty would wear off fairly quickly once viewers realized that all of the good parts have been blurred out. Network television isn’t actually going to show you the naked part of naked ghost hunting. Everyone might as well be wearing blurry swimsuits because that’s about the extent of what you’d be watching.

It would be interesting for someone to experiment with this idea and compare the data from a naked ghost hunt to a clothed one. Would one capture more data than the other? I’m not really sure that it would. If anyone has investigated naked and captured a lot of data I would certainly be interested in hearing about it. Until then, I believe in keeping America beautiful and until it’s certain that there’s a beneficial reason for stripping down to my birthday suit I will continue to ghost hunt clothed. But, for those of you who prefer to ghost hunt naked, good luck and good hunting. Just be careful.

Dead Inside

Dead Inside

There are people in the world that have had life altering paranormal experiences. There are those that claim to interact with the supernatural on a daily bases. Some, like myself, even seek out and attempt to further their understanding of the paranormal by doing things like ghost hunting. And then there are those that have had absolutely no paranormal experiences what so ever and wouldn’t know what was going on if they did. I affectionately call these people dead inside.

So, they aren’t actually dead inside but I’ve wondered over the years what is so different about them that sets them apart. Many of my friends have shared with me ghost stories and unusual encounters involving unknown entities. I’ve even taken a few of them ghost hunting and they’ve had some spooky encounters of their own. Others, not so much. What about a person dictates the level of paranormal experiences they can, or will have, over their lifetime?

I have three such members in my group and let me tell you, it’s frustrating sometimes. You take them to a perfectly haunted hospital or hotel and pay a lot of money for nothing to happen. I honestly don’t understand. They want to have experiences like the rest of us but they never really experience anything. Why is that?

One of the members of my group, let’s call him Dan… because that’s his name, loves ghost hunting. He’s always ready and willing to investigate. But he rarely ever experiences anything from the ghostly realm. We were investigating at the Temperance Building in Harriman, Tennessee several years ago. He was recording with his night shot camera as his wife and I explored the second story landing. As we passed by one of the dark, empty rooms, I heard someone whispering his name. They called his name several times like they were trying to get his attention. I stopped and asked if he had heard the voice, which of course he hadn’t. I even recorded the voice on the recorder that I was holding and I was farther away from the room than he was.

I also took him to the Walking Horse Hotel where I’ve witnessed a disembodied voice laughing, caught multiple EVP and experienced chairs being moved away from tables after I left the room. I’ve gone several times with another ghost hunting group and we’ve captured some interesting evidence and had some amazing experiences. With Dan along, the most interesting thing that happened was, a mouse fell off of a board inside the wall we were sitting against, startling us. That’s it.

The first time I ever took Dan and his wife ghost hunting in a graveyard, his wife and I were standing close to one another and heard a man clear his throat between us. She and I were surprised. Dan didn’t hear anything and he was less than ten feet away.

Sushi is another one that is dead inside… I mean hasn’t ever had a paranormal experience. Sushi was one of my co-hosts for the Ænigma Project and the SEPS Paranormal Podcast and she’s a member of my ghost hunting team as well. She really wants to experience something other-worldly but just can’t seem to. She’s very analytical and can debunk just about anything. My nick-name for her is the Debunkinator. I’m convinced she could meet a full body apparition face to face and in a matter of minutes convince it that it wasn’t real. She’s been on many investigations with me and has never experienced anything she would call paranormal (other than capturing a few EVP).

The question I have is, why? Do we put off a field of energy that attracts or repels entities depending on our polarity? Does our belief in the paranormal affect energy on a quantum level and either allows a ghost to manifest or dispels it into the ether? Or is it more simple than that and the ghost knows that the person doesn’t believe in the paranormal and they just don’t want to waste their time trying to convince a non-believer that they are real?

There’s also the possibility that we make ourselves see what we want or expect to see. There are a lot of strange naturally occurring phenomena out there. What if, as believers, we are misinterpreting these events and seeing things that aren’t really there? Are we overreacting to stimuli due to being in a dark, spooky place? Or is the opposite true and these paranormal events are real and there are people that just can’t accept it as the truth? Maybe a little of both?

I’m not really sure why some people don’t experience the paranormal. My personal opinion is that we affect reality on a quantum level that we don’t understand and we allow or deny ourselves an experience based on our beliefs. I’m honestly not sure but hopefully one day we will understand more about the paranormal. Until then, I’m going to continue to investigate, attempt to record the best evidence I can and drag my friends who are dead inside on investigations and see what happens. With a little luck and the right timing, perhaps they will start having experiences as well.

Paul and Julie on Ghost Brothers May 6th, 2016

Paul and Julie on Ghost Brothers May 6th, 2016

Tonight, May 6th 2016 10 PM EST, check out Destination America’s Ghost Brothers where Sushi (Julie Kurtz Kunesh) and I will be investigating aboard the Delta Queen with Dalen, Juwan and Marcus. We had a great time and want to thank the guys, the production team and Pilgrim Media for allowing us to join them. If you get a chance, check it out and let us know what you think.

Join us on the Ænigma Project live Monday May 9th to hear us talk about the experience and behind the scenes details about our investigation. www.aenigmaproject.com/listen-live/

-Paul

The Ænigma Project-Monday, April 8th: Free Form Show

Question mark copyWhat is a Free Form Show you ask?  A Free Form Show is an episode where we will not have any particular topic and will talk about and discuss any paranormal idea, topic, show, thought or question that we want.  Or we will discuss any question we are asked from the chat room, via email or the voice mail line.  Sushi, Spring and I will have a list of questions for each other or about a topic that we are interested in and we will follow where ever the topics take us.  If you have a question or topic you’d like to hear us answer or discuss, please email them to paul@aenigmaproject.com or leave us a voice mail at 423-521-2930 and we will see about getting it on the show.  Your questions can be generic or specific and can be about our background, experiences, opinions or none of the above and be about the supernatural world in which we live.

Please join us in the chat room where you can ask your questions, or share your comments with us live.  Visit www.tenacityradio.com/listen or click here.

If you can’t participate in the chat room you can also listen live using your iPhone, iPad, Smartphone, tablet or computer.  Just check out the free Tenacity App HERE or the TuneIn app available for your Apple device, Android, Blackberry or PC.  There are many ways to listen so check us out!!!

You can also send any question or comments for the show to paul@aenigmaproject.com or via voicemail at  (423) 521-2930. We love hearing from you guys!

And don’t forget to show your support for the Ænigma Project by getting your own Ænigma wear (especially you Ænigmites out there, we made a special logo just for you!). Visit our store front at Cafe Press.  You can get T-shirts, coffee mugs, hoodies and more.  Just visit the site, click on the logo you are interested in and choose your product!!!

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-Paul

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The Ænigma Project-Monday, April 1st: The May Day Mystery

The May Day Mystery

The May Day Mystery

What is the May Day mystery?  Is this real or some sort of very elaborate hoax?  Where did the complex, detailed and interwoven pages of information and puzzles come from and what do they mean?  These are a few of the questions we will be discussing this Monday, April the 1st on the Ænigma Project. We will attempt to work our way through the complex history that revolves around this phenomenon and share with you our thoughts and opinions.  This will be a fun and interesting show and I know I personally am looking forward to discussing it and sharing it with everyone.

Please join us in the chat room where you can ask your questions, or share your comments with us live.  Visit www.tenacityradio.com/listen or click here.

If you can’t participate in the chat room you can also listen live using your iPhone, iPad, Smartphone, tablet or computer.  Just check out the free Tenacity App HERE or the TuneIn app available for your Apple device, Android, Blackberry or PC.  There are many ways to listen so check us out!!!

You can also send any question or comments for the show to paul@aenigmaproject.com or via voicemail at  (423) 521-2930. We love hearing from you guys!

And don’t forget to show your support for the Ænigma Project by getting your own Ænigma wear (especially you Ænigmites out there, we made a special logo just for you!). Visit our store front at Cafe Press.  You can get T-shirts, coffee mugs, hoodies and more.  Just visit the site, click on the logo you are interested in and choose your product!!!

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-Paul

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The Ænigma Project-Monday, March 25th: Secret Societies

Secret SocietyWhat is a secret society?  Do they really exist?  Who are the Masons?  Are the Illuminati real and do they secretly run the world?  We will be discussing these topics and more on the next Ænigma Project.  Have you ever wondered if a secret society of the powerful elite really are behind the world governments and controlling everything that happens?  Join us live Monday at 9PM EST to hear us talk about this very topic…unless the Illuminati get to us first!  😉  This will be another fun show that you don’t want to miss!

Please join us in the chat room where you can ask your questions, or share your comments with us live.  Visit www.tenacityradio.com/listen or click here.

If you can’t participate in the chat room you can also listen live using your iPhone, iPad, Smartphone, tablet or computer.  Just check out the free Tenacity App HERE or the TuneIn app available for your Apple device, Android, Blackberry or PC.  There are many ways to listen so check us out!!!

You can also send any question or comments for the show to paul@aenigmaproject.com or via voicemail at  (423) 521-2930. We love hearing from you guys!

And don’t forget to show your support for the Ænigma Project by getting your own Ænigma wear (especially you Ænigmites out there, we made a special logo just for you!). Visit our store front at Cafe Press.  You can get T-shirts, coffee mugs, hoodies and more.  Just visit the site, click on the logo you are interested in and choose your product!!!

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-Paul

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