Saturday, October 18, 2008
Welcome to our latest edition of Eye on the Paranormal. We are reaching the final issues of this series. If you’re a fan of Paranormal State and are completely and truly convinced that everything you see on it is real, then be warned that you’ll read only facts here.
It has come to my attention through various sources and personal emails that many of you are upset with this series of blogs. Why? It seems that the subject matter, my tone, and accusations that I am simply jealous of other people’s success.
I’m deeply sorry if these blogs have upset anyone. That is not my intent or reason behind them. That being said, just because I write Eye on the Paranormal doesn’t mean that you have to read it. If it upsets you or offends you then skip it and come back for my Monday and Thursday teachings. Or feel free to pray or receive prayers in my Weekly World Wide Prayer Circle each Wednesday. If none of the above interests you, then walk away from my blogs altogether. I’m not here to placate others. I’ve never lived that way, nor would I want to.
I don’t dislike Ryan Buell, Chip Coffey, PRS, or Paranormal State. What I dislike is deception, distortion, and people who think they are getting helped but end up getting used. As to fame and fortune of others both of those are brief and fleeting. And when we die and go where we each personally feel that we go, our level of fame and fortune in this life will not help us at all. What will help us is did we love? Did we show compassion? Did we pursue the truth? Did we protect others? And did we fight the good fight of faith?
What I’m doing in this series is what any good lawyer should attempt to do in a case -- establish a clear consistent pattern of behavior. If you’ve read my previous blogs, you’ll notice an absence of name-calling and false accusations. I’m here solely to present the truth.
There will be one more blog that will cover season 2 and the final edition is when the words will come from the horse’s mouth themselves. And this series of blogs will come to a completion.
Your friend in spirit,
P.S. Some have said that I’m devoting far too much of my time and effort to this series. All the investigation was done by others who diligently spent their time analyzing DVD’s, making phone calls, and doing the footwork. They feed me the information and I put the narratives together. This would be far too big of a project for one person to tackle alone.
Each week we will post questions that we would love PRS (Paranormal Research Society) to answer. But we know they never will.
You, my reading audience, are invited to send in questions and we will gladly post them in the following week’s issue. Please send them to my MySpace page email. And please don’t hold your breath waiting for an answer.
Secondly, as we move through both seasons of “Paranormal State,” we will be adding additional names of so-called para-celebrities who have made an appearance on either season of the show to our “Paranormal Moment of Truth Challenge.”
Here are the questions so far.
~ As a team, how many cases did PRS investigate off-campus prior to the start of the series?
~ How many cases does PRS investigate on a yearly basis, not including those for the TV series?
~ If you do investigate without the cameras rolling, how often do you invite para-celebrities to take part in such investigations? Or are they only there to make an appearance on the show?
~ What kind of training did Ryan Buell receive in demonology, and how was it that he became active with the local archdiocese?
~ What happened to the people who were part of PRS in the pilot episode but mysteriously disappeared from the series?
~ Why doesn’t PRS feature any of the new kids from the campus club on their current season?
~ Why doesn’t Chip Coffey or PRS do any events that we don’t have to pay to see?
~ Everyone knows that the Frank Box is a fake—why did Ryan Buell use it on the show and continue to stand behind the validity of the device?
~ What happened to the “Lady Vampire” episode? Why did A&E pull it from the broadcast schedule?
~ I noticed that Chip Coffey is doing reading via phone and ask that you send in question before speaking with him...very odd. Shouldn't this be a spontaneous reading?
~ Why are Dead Times routinely filmed before midnight?
~ What happened to the demon episode that took place in Illinois?
~ Why did they change the name of the Requiem episode to Boy and the barn?
This is a comment from Issue 5 – “If you scroll up a little, one of your responses says, "And a demonic haunting is not that common." But, now you are saying that you "have encounters with demons on a daily basis." Not bashing you, but this seems contradictory and I would like you to elaborate. Are these demons just wondering the earth aimlessly and not haunting anyone? If so, how do you come across them?
Be well, David”
Thank you for bringing this up. In my work both in my private cases and the cases I come into contact with through various religious denominations I’m a part of, I encounter demonic activity daily.
A demonic haunting is uncommon. Ask your average ghost hunter and see how many haunting cases happen to fall into the demonic category. They will tell you in their lifetime they encounter few, if any.
A demon seeks to possess souls of humans: their bodies, minds, and spirits. If not human, then animal. A demon is rewarded for this especially if the living sentient being they are possessing dies while possessed. But they get no reward for haunting the physical area -- that only brings them unwanted attention. Demons are smart and cunning entities and they do not invite unwanted attention.
If a demonic spirit is in a physical area it’s not interested in haunting but it is interested in pursing a person in that area. A demonic haunting is vastly different from a ghostly one. When you encounter a demonic haunting you will know it. Large objects fly through the room, time is altered, it may be night outside, but it’ll feel like day inside, and vice versa. There is a terrible pervasive stench, loud disembodied voices can be heard, wind comes from nowhere, etc. You don’t need any kind of meters, monitors, records, mediums, or cameras to pick up this activity – it is clearly visible to the naked eye.
In no episode of Season 1 of Paranormal State did they encounter such a case.
Yes, demons do roam the earth as they are always looking for fair game, an invitation, and entrance into a person’s life. Also, there are demons assigned to municipalities, states, and nations, even families seeking to manipulate situations to their advantage.
Demons are attracted to people who work in the field of deliverance and exorcism and even those who call themselves demonologists. If they can cause us harm or force us out of the field, there are big rewards assured to them.
P.S. It’s just not the reward the demon is seeking, if the demon doesn’t bring in fresh souls they face swift and certain punishment.
Your friend in spirit,
PARANORMAL STATE BLOOPERS!
Folks, please share with us any bloopers you find in any episode, any season! At the end of this blog series we’ll have a look and see which episode will be receiving the Big Blooper Award for the largest number of bloopers.
ANALYSIS OF PARANORMAL STATE SEASON 1, EPISODES 14-20
We now continue to do an episode-by-episode overview of season 1. As we do, the numerous para-celebrities that make an appearance on the show will be added to the Paranormal Moment of Truth Challenge each week. In this issue, two more names have been added.
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW – Episode 14
This case concerns an investigation of a home in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area that was used at one time on the Underground Railroad. A Caucasian family, Peter and Kim Sokolowski, and their daughter Ally now inhabit it. Ally has an African-American boyfriend, Larry Jones, who claims to have seen an African-American woman in the window. The PRS team arrives at 7:16 PM. Ryan has on a blue t-shirt under a black zip-front sweatshirt while in the living room. The next scene in the kitchen he is now wearing a heavier jacket. And then in one shot the jacket disappears and is replaced by a black t-shirt.
We are next shown an outside shot of the house and it’s 8:29 PM, but the problem is it’s lighter at this time than it was at 7:16 PM.
We’re then told that it’s 9:15 PM when they begin to investigate the attic. Yet there is sunlight shining through the windows and then there’s a shot of twilight time. This could get wild, folks!
Next, it’s 10:16 PM and Ryan has showered and has new clothes on and is ready to climb into the tunnels, which no one has been in for years. But somehow the tunnels are layered in plastic and lights have been set up inside. So it’s clear to anyone that the tunnels had been investigated prior to Ryan going in. And a few feet into the tunnel Ryan discovers a hidden treasure that would make Indiana Jones envious. It’s a pile of historic artifacts, we are told. Just waiting for PRS to discover them.
When they show Larry the photo lineup, which is done better than they have in the past, does he say, “Yes, that’s her”? Or, “It’s her, it’s her”? as Ryan wants us to think? No, he simply says this one looks more like her, not 100% identification.
Psychic C.J. Sellers arrives in the middle of the day so we must assume that we are in Investigation - Day 3, right? Not according to Paranormal State, it’s only Investigation – Day 2.
Dead Time is 3 AM, but on the wall over the PC monitor the clock reads 12:23 AM. There are continuing errors, but due to covering many episodes, let’s not give us too much of a headache yet.
THE BOY AND THE BARN [A/K/A REQUIEM]– Episode 15
A farming family in rural Pennsylvania Glenn and Susan Warren and their daughter, Kristy, is being haunted in their home. There is also strange activity taking place in the barn.
The first really interesting thing after a very lifeless Dead Time that allegedly ends at 4:07 AM, is when Chip Coffey arrives at 4:47 AM. As soon as he enters the home sunlight is streaming through the window in one of the shots. The rest of the shots are at night. Why is this?
Also, this is the first episode of many to come where Chip starts offering complete stories with little or no proof. He also begins to swear. If you notice when Chip and Ryan are talking in the barnyard Ryan is working hard to keep his grin in control as he anticipates Chip’s verbal zinger that is to come.
Dead Time #2, which doesn’t take place at 3 AM, as we’ll see later, but we’re told of opening and closing doors, etc. Yet we never see any paranormal activity. If you watch closely you’ll see a clock over Ryan’s shoulder that reads 6:55. If you believe the show’s storyline they make the poor family sit up until 4:18 AM for a conference? Did the meeting really take place at 4:18? No, not likely, it must’ve been much earlier than that.
This episode also marks a new direction for the show, with both Ryan and Chip selling a story that they pulled together from the alpha waves about the spirits in the house. We will see later on in our series of investigations of both seasons, how this has dire consequences.
THE SENSITIVE – Episode 16
A note to the reader—this episode is clearly a forerunner to Chip’s own series, Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, which was produced by the same production company. Also reflect on a particular episode entitled ‘The Demon House’ and how much Alexa from that episode reminds you of Liana in this episode.
Janice and Joe Altieri of Allentown, Pennsylvania are concerned about paranormal activity taking place in their house but we never really understand what the activity is. Of course, after Ryan first meets the teenage daughter Liana, a Paris Hilton look-alike, he begins tossing the word possession around when there’s clearly no activity to justify that.
EMF spikes are noted but aren’t ever followed up on later at any point in this episode.
Dead Time is at 3 AM to 4 AM, right? Well according to Heather’s meter it’s 11 PM or so. They go to the craft room Katrina says she doesn’t like the room. Ryan asks why? She says “that door.” Points to the closet door. Now Ryan goes over, opens it, and Good Golly Miss Molly, a cameraman is stationed inside meaning the shot was scripted, planned, and therefore not real.
Chip Coffey is called in. Chip has to toss into the mix mediumship which makes you think he’s prepping for Psychic Kids, his six part summer series. Then he comes up with a dead African-American girl involved in the occult, of which they never produce any proof. The walk through happens around 7:55 PM according to a clock on the wall. Will our trusty PRS team hold out till Dead Time? Nah, they just pushed Dead Time up to the pre-midnight hour as evidenced by a digital clock that reads 11:31. It’s next to a suddenly messed up bed, something that is not caught on camera, which somehow Chip and Ryan think is proof of paranormal activity.
But if you still need more proof that the Dead Time didn’t take place from 3-4, watch closely as they study the activity of Dead Time -- one of the events is marked at 12:40 AM. And we’re led to believe that Ryan has been wearing the same t-shirt for up to 24 hours.
Another error that’s more procedural than anything--could someone please tell Chip that young spirits do not have to talk in sing song voices?
We are told that it’s 8:41 AM Investigation Day 4, yet if you look closely, when Chip, Ryan and Liana are in the dining room, it’s night time outside as evidenced by the darkened windows.
It’s also interesting to note that the family doesn’t change clothing until after 6 PM. Liana and her mother stay in the same outfit for one entire alleged 24-hour day.
MOTHMAN – Episode 17
This case focuses on PRS’s and Chip Coffey’s two-day investigation into the Mothman phenomenon. I happen to believe in the Mothman due to his continual appearances being associated with tragic events that happen simultaneously or shortly after his appearance, and that he is a Messenger of Doom.
It’s 1:33 PM when a t-shirt wearing Ryan rolls into Point Pleasant, West Virginia, according to the caption.
But when Ryan walks into the Mothman Musuem he’s wearing a suit jacket and a button down shirt. What is even more amazing, is that according to a clock on the wall it’s 12:08. Talk about time warp, baby! But buckle up, it gets even better.
Now I’m not sure which timeline to believe in, because if I buy Paranormal State’s one, then Ryan is Superman. Because only Superman could roll into town, change clothes, dash to the Mothman Museum, take the grand tour, studying the props and memorabilia from the movie ‘The Mothman Prophecies,’ look into the history of the Mothman phenomenon, and watch documentaries about the subject in the visual media room. Ryan then dashes off to an interview that takes place at 1:47, not even showing a sign of sweat. Supernatural, to say the least.
Now I can’t say if Dead Time was at 3 AM or not. But assuming that the team would have rested prior to filming Dead Time at it’s supposed time, why would Ryan be wearing a suit jacket and tie to perform the investigation?
Chip Coffey’s again ready to make outlandish comments and statements offering no visible proof whatsoever to back them up. He says things that any normal person would feel at the site of the Silver Bridge collapse.
One wonders why Chip feels a need to wear lipstick, and Chip must know something that I don’t know because he states, “IF I die.”
Chip does a big flip flop as he states early in the interview that everyone was at peace and accepted their fates and that death was swift for those killed on the bridge. Then he walked just a few feet down the river bank and states that he feels a lot of confusion, dread, fear, terror. You can’t have it both ways, folks.
Now we jump to Investigation - Day 2, and it’s many hours after Dead Time. Ryan’s still wearing the same shirt and tie and he stays in this outfit until the end of the day – supposedly.
Although the team only learns about the TNT plant after their arrival we’re shown a scene of Ryan interviewing the museum owner about it. How can that be if they didn’t know the whole story prior to their arrival?
Now we come to a Chip “Place My Foot Into Thy Mouth” Coffey scene. We are told that the merry band of PRS investigators, is drawn by who knows what, into a deep, dark formerly secret base operated by the U.S. Navy. Of course Chip has to say something sinister happened there and doesn’t tell us what. But there’s still more to come. Their batteries suddenly begin to run low and Chip states, “the guy who shot out here during the day said that there are areas that suck your batteries dry.” Now a few moments earlier we were told they didn’t know for sure where they were headed down the dark paths. And if you notice, Ryan is wearing the outfit that he had on the first day of the investigation.
Chip then makes a bold statement that the Mothman had nothing to do with the bridge collapse but the surprises aren’t over yet. Suddenly Chip and Ryan are back at the riverside from the night before wearing the same outfits that they had on the night before, talking about information that they supposedly did not know the night before. This time warp stuff is just amazing. Chip and Ryan need to package it and sell it. They had to have had a script that told them where the story/ plotline was headed.
The next scene we have Eilfie discussing the case and subtitles are shown. Ryan, in his previous day’s outfit, says that there would never be a conclusion to this case.
FRESHMAN FEAR – Episode 18
This episode is merely an excuse to sell the series to its demographic audience of 12-25 year olds. It’s merely about a young lady seeing ghosts in her dorm room.
One interesting thing to note is that Katrina plays a reporter who’s interviewing Ryan over the phone. Don’t believe me; match it up for yourself with her voice from previous episodes. Or talk to her over the phone yourself. It’s her.
This episode is also used to establish the idea in people’s minds that PRS is tied to Penn State University in some official capacity – which it’s not.
THE KNICKERBOCKER – Episode 19
The Knickerbocker Hotel in Linesville, Pennsylvania is owned by Pat & Mryle Knickerbocker, who claim paranormal activity and strange things happened to people who attended séances there. The usual Paranormal State tricks are evident throughout this episode, but I’m starting to feel like I’m beating a dead horse, so I’ll just cover them superficially.
One thing to note during the first Dead Time that where tech headquarters is located in a room with a window that is letting in daylight, and one of Heather’s gadgets reads 11 pm. These two shots do not match Dead Time being between the alleged 3 AM to 4 AM hour.
C.J. Sellers, psychic/medium comes up with such unique names for a woman as Kate or Katherine, and that the woman is wearing a white dress or gown. This is hardly an uncommon outfit for a woman or a very uncommon name to pull out of the air.
THE ASYLUM – Episode 20
Out of respect for the people who were housed, tortured, and died at Willard Mental Institution, I’m not going to spend a lot of time describing the situation. But there are a few things that I must point out.
We are introduced to the Frank’s box or the phone to the dead. This is an updated version of the ouija board. If you want to read about it there are numerous places online to do so. It does trouble me when I hear there are less than 50 people on the face of the earth that can operate them, and Chip Coffey happens to be one of them. Better than that, the spirit of Thomas Edison supposedly helped set up the spirit communication.
In reality, you:
~ 1 Hear what you want to hear.
~ 2 The operator is skilled at selling his shtick.
~ 3 You face the possibility of bringing demon entities into the situation.
Here are some examples of Mr. Chris Moon’s deceptive practices within this episode.
Question: How many spirits do we have here?
Answer: “There were seven.”
Seven spirits total out of the thousands of people that were housed at Willard -- there would be only seven spirits communicating? Even Chip Coffey picked up on many spirits at once.
Question: What are the names of the spirits?
Answer: Lucy. [Or is it ‘you see’?]
We get no other names.
Question: Is there anything else here?
Answer: According to Chris Moon there’s a demon. Not only demon, but a strong demon. Listen closely and you’ll hear nothing but static.
Question: Is that what is holding you here?
Answer: According to Chris Moon, Lucy says yes and she is speaking for all the other spirits. But listen folks, that’s not what you hear. And supposedly Lucy is begging for them to come to the basement. Why? I guess they need a change in scenery.
Chris Moon informs us that something bad is down there and shadows are moving. Of course we don’t see anything. Chip Coffey dashes madly around the basement but we never glimpse what he’s pursuing.
Chris Moon reports that a demon is now blocking Lucy and that they might as well leave.
In a later scene Ryan stumbles over his facts when he’s interviewing a gentleman about Lucy. Ryan says: “A psychic picked up on Lucy and this box picked up on Lucy.” Go back and look at that scene as only Chris Moon picked up on Lucy. And it keeps getting worse for Ryan. We cut to an interview with a former nurse, the only issue is that the interview took place the day before and Ryan is asking her about information that they learned after the interview occurred.
We then come to Dead Time. Note how they set up the infamous slap by Lorraine Warren. Chip has removed his glasses so as not to interfere with it. Also, one needs to ask, why tech needs to set up? They’d been in the building for a few days already. Observe that Heather is in one shot next to Ryan, and then she is gone.
Finally, we have Ryan walking on a dark and rainy night carrying an umbrella and a lantern, but suddenly the lantern disappears. Lights out?
We now come to the end of our first stage of our journey.
What have we learned about the acts of deception that PRS and Paranormal State have engaged in?
~1 Dead Time is not performed between 3 and 4 AM. They have repeatedly deceived us, so what else are they deceiving us about?
~2 The program is shot in a linear fashion as in a fictional film or TV show. This means the shots are done out of order, based on a form of a script, so as to tell a story. This is the exact opposite approach that a documentary utilizes. Documentaries are shot as the events unfold.
~3 We have not seen any convincing proof that PRS has yet to encounter and/or effectively deal with any demonic activity.
THE PARANORMAL MOMENT OF TRUTH CHALLENGE
Dear Ryan Buell, Chip Coffey, Lorraine Warren, Sandra & Keith Johnson, Dr. Ron Milione, Tony Spera, Shannon & Jeff Sylvia, C.J. Sellers, and Chris Moon:
I have expressed concerns about how you conduct your investigations and the validity of those investigations, where anyone with a clear and discerning eye can see that they are not authentic. I have also witnessed heavy-handed tactics being used against people who question your alleged authority within the paranormal community and dared to raise questions concerning the validity of appearing on the A&E shows, Paranormal State, and Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal. I can no longer sit by in silence. That is why I came up with The Paranormal Moment of Truth Challenge, which will benefit you, your organization, the paranormal field, and a charity that would be assisted from the donation of the prize money.
1 ~ It would silence your critics if you are determined to be telling the truth about all your claims and how they are presented. There can be no one left to challenge your honesty and integrity.
2 ~ It would not only benefit your organization, but it would also help the entire paranormal field. Because if such evidence is true, it will be brought to a much wider audience, which hopefully would fuel additional legitimate investigations. So it’s a win-win situation for everyone.
3 ~ The charity of your choice would have the prize money donated to them. If the truth is being told, that prize money could reach $500,000.
So, what is The Paranormal Moment of Truth Challenge? I am sure you’ve heard of the Fox Network program entitled The Moment of Truth. This is where a contestant is hooked up to a lie detector test and asked 50 questions, of which 21 of them are used on the actual show. As long as you tell the truth, you keep on winning money -- up to $500,000. The production company, Lighthearted Entertainment Inc., would jump at an opportunity of doing a show with the two of you. And I will put my personal credibility on the line and appear, as well. For if you visit my Free All Spirits page (www.myspace.com/freeallspirits), you’ll notice that I personally make what some would call outlandish claims concerning my work as a Demonologist/Exorcist/Paranormal Investigator/Caring Spiritual Adviser.
If you would like to be "one step closer to the truth" then this is a way to achieve your goal. If interested, please contact me at this email address and I will get the ball rolling as soon as possible.
Your friend in spirit,
To date, this is the response that I’ve received from them.
Why not do the show? Only you, the paranormal field, and a charity of your choice would benefit.
INFORMATION REQUEST: If anyone wants to share any information with their experiences involving the PRS, Ryan Buell, Chip Coffey, and any other para-celebrity that has made an appearance on Paranormal State, whether it is good or bad, I would like to read it. Your confidentiality is 100% guaranteed.
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