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By Tina R. McSwain From the Con If you are in Charlotte today, come on out to the Hilton University and join us at the Con.  It is a spectacle of science fiction, gaming, horror, writers, special gusts, independent films, … Continue reading

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By Tina R. McSwain Paraskevidekatriaphobia Paraskevidekatriaphobia, the irrational fear of Friday the 13th. Derived from the Greek for Paraskevi (meaning Friday), dekatreis (meaning thirteen), and phobia (meaning fear). (The fear of just the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.) The number … Continue reading

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By Tina R. McSwain (My apologies, the Paranormally Speaking segment is running behind from Friday due to illness in the family) The Second Instance of a First Last week, I spoke about firsts in my paranormal career and how they … Continue reading

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What is Smudging?

By Tina R. McSwain We recently spoke about “Spirit Rescue”. One of the techniques used in spirit rescue is the practice of smudging. Smudging is a process whereby you light white sage and let it burn. This practice dates back … Continue reading

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Native American Entities

By Tina R. McSwain These spirits are as diverse as the many Native American tribes themselves. This is a very broad category that cannot possibly be covered here. My intent is to but introduce the concept. In this country, some … Continue reading

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Spirit Rescue

By Tina R. McSwain What is a spirit rescue?  Well, it is exactly what it sounds like.  Helping the spirit to move on to its next plane of existence.  Finding the lost souls and releasing the trapped ones. There are … Continue reading

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UFOs

By Tina R. McSwain Unidentified Flying Objects.  Ufology refers to their study.  Persons who study these sightings are called ufologists.  Just as Cryptozoology last week, this category often falls under the realm of paranormal. Like their counterpart paranormal investigators and … Continue reading

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The Cryptids

Paranormally Speaking By Tina R. McSwain The word cryptozoology comes from the Greek kryptos “hidden” and the word zoology “the scientific study of animals”, meaning the study of hidden animals. Cryptozoology, however, is not a scientific discipline. This category is … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking from the Con.

Paranormally Speaking by Tina R. McSwain This weekend, we are at StellarCon 35 in High Point, NC. We set up our display table and met and talked with many interesting people. They had good stories to tell, and a few … Continue reading

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Crisis Apparition

Paranormally Speaking By Tina R. McSwain One group of “ghosts” that often goes unmentioned is the “crisis apparition”. These spirits are not technically of the haunting variety. Their appearance is usually a brief single event caused by their death.  This … Continue reading

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