Thursday, May 22, 2014

River Monsters and Darkness

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

Dr. Jeremy Wade is a biologist and extreme fisherman. For thirty years he has searched for fresh water monsters--often trying to unravel deaths associated with some mysterious aquatic entity. It is one of my favorite TV shows!! This man  certainly knows how to fish, and I am sure some of you are avid fisherman, as I am fascinated with peculiar aquatic life.

But the reason I mention this show is because it inadvertently gives fairly regular pictures into indigenous religions.What some would call "traditional religions".There are two simple facts I wish to accent.

First, like many other TV shows, River Monsters [on Animal Planet] gives eloquent testimony to how widespread traditional religions are.Jeremy Wade takes his viewers on a weekly trip across the globe, to some of the most inhospitable places on the planet.The craziest has got to be the Congo River!!

Among other beliefs, Traditional religions are teeming with spirits--non-human jungle spirits, as well as human spirits....a dark and frightening world of spirits that need to be appeased in order to stay alive. The rivers are often feared instead of enjoyed. Here is my main point--there are BILLIONS of humans now alive who embrace some form of traditional religion which is rife with spirits. Did you catch that quantity? There is no way to gauge how many, but spirit/ancestor worship is in virtually every culture/continent in some form or fashion.

Numerous River Monsters episodes give insight into how ubiquitous this belief is.

What our culture is experiencing is simply the default belief system when the biblical God is rejected. Hence, fascination with the paranormal is exploding.

Second, this TV show is also revealing the demonic nature of traditional religions. Next time I hope to elaborate on the specifics of traditional religions, but for now, even a fishing show (albeit extreme) reveals the working of the demonic.

I could cite several examples but let me mention just one. Electric eels are extremely dangerous.....500+ volts. They can kill horses in the river. However, Jeremy Wade heard of a tribe which caught them by hand! Naturally, he was incredulous....until he was introduced to the shaman who said he had the power to protect those in his tribe. Sure enough, one young guy fetched a large electric eel from the river and was holding it in his hands, while the eel was vibrating in an attempt to kill him. He just smiled while it trembled. I know demonic power when I see it, and that was demonic power...being glorified on prime time TV.

Wherever you look, signs and wonders of the worst kind are being manifested. God help us to be discerning even while enjoying His lovely and often wild nature.

God is the Creator of heaven and earth, and all it contains.

"Seeing Ghosts through God's Eyes" (also in a Kindle edition)...please consider purchasing my book which uses science, logic, and the bible to analyze the true source of power behind paranormal activity.

Will Paranormal Teams Ever Learn?

By Chris Baricko

I wrote a blog a while ago about how some teams and groups do not take the paranormal seriously.

In the last few months is has gotten even worse and people are wondering why it's don't get taken seriously anymore.

Lets start with stupid photos of the group on investigations. I have seen so many lately it is unreal. A few of groups are taking photos posing in a client's house with childish faces and just plain dumb. I said that is very unprofessional and not a good idea. Some people got upset and said so what. Well I did say you never know who the client is or knows. I got a call from a client asking for our help as they were not happy with the previous group who came out.

Here is what they told me. It has been over a month and the group has yet to get back to them with anything. So they decided to look at there home security system from the date the group was there. Well guess what. They seen them acting foolish, Taking  photos of themselves and on their phones during the investigation. They looked at the group's Facebook page and noticed the group was posting updates of the investigation. This got them upset. They also noticed the group posted they were doing an investigation. They did not say where just they were. They asked me was this common.?

Here was my reply. We never post anywhere when we have or are going on a investigation. Some groups feel there is a need. I call it the look at us we do go on investigations. The reason we do not is that most clients want to be discreet. I said unless we are at a public location we will not post any updates on Facebook, as once again there is no reason. As far as photos we will only take one of a team member if they say they feel something around them. We will not do any poses.  There are also groups or people new to the field who think they know more than they do cause they watch TV. In my opinion if you have under 10 years in the field you're new. If a group or person shows up with a duffle bag and limited equipment start asking questions.

The more respected groups will show up with cases of equipment and a table to place the equipment on. She told me they had very little equipment but told her they been around. There is nothing wrong with not having everything as we all know it costs money. But if they been around as long as they claim they should have everything other groups do.

And if they start telling you right away they think something evil or demonic is there, just ask them to leave. It is so rare I only ran into it once in over 25 years. It just seems to be the in thing today to call everything evil.

They brought up some very valid questions. How did they have time to keep posting on Facebook but not get back to them? What was the reason to take photos?

The groups or people who think it is ok to be childish at investigations reflects on us all. I am not saying there is anything wrong with having a good time or joking around on investigations, but keep it amongst the team--and off Facebook. There is no reason or room for it at a private home. It should not take longer than 2 weeks to get back client period. We have a 1 week policy.

This is just advice but when groups stop getting calls from private homes for investigations and public locations don't answer them back don't wonder why.  I am not telling anyone how to act or do there investigations but when things dry up you will only have your self's to blame. There is enough drama in this field already we do not need groups acting  kids adding to it.

There are many groups doing great things, respectable things. Helping to raise money for great causes that is great. We need more groups like that rather than the other.