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Oct 28, 2018

Paul Rimmasch - Fingerprints and Phantoms - CSI Paranormal with a bit of Spooky on the side

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, Quotes

OddsnEnds - 

  • Story 1 - Man says Ghost stabbed him. Possible Meth related. News item reported by OPSO.
  • Story 2 - Man says Ghost stabbed him. Not on Meth. This is the story I heard when I sat at the same table with him last year at the Ghost Tales of Weston dinner.
         - Posted on Haunted Places, small part of the story of his experience at the Saint George Hotel in Weston, Missouri: "What happened to me next is something I will Never forget. I then had sharp stabbing pain in my chest and shoulder. I felt like someone was cutting into these areas. I felt this panic and terror take hold of me, and I went into full panic mode. I thought I was going to die, and it came out of nowhere. I began saying someone help me out loud, and I then began to message my wife, then tried to call, but my service there was horrible. I finally called my cousin and told him I was not doing well, and he advised me to eat, as it was late afternoon, and I hadn’t eaten all day. I had a mimosa on the table, and I couldn’t even drink it, because I couldn’t leave the restroom...
  • More true haunts? Try Snap Judgement Spooked. NPR First hand accounts of scary stuff.
  • Road trip required: Psychic capital of the World. Cassadaga, Florida. Mysterious Universe

What show generated an avalanche of complaints, jammed the switchboard at the BBC, and even caused questions to be raised in Parliament? Stephen Volk, BAFTA award-winning screenwriter, talks about the creation and aftermath of his notorious "live" TV drama Ghostwatch.

A retrospective documentary, Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains, based on the film's lasting impact, was released on DVD in 2013 (having been in production between 2007 and 2012), featuring interviews with many of the original cast and crew.
Brief Background on Ghostwatch: YouTube

Details on the annual commemorative séance. Twitter: Ghostwatch.

Wendy's Coffeehouse Interview 10/28/18 - Fingerprints and Phantoms.
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Veteran crime scene investigator, Paul Rimmasch (Bio), offers 26 stories of paranormal unexplained. True stories from those who may or may not believe in ghosts - even after witnessing such an event.

Paul says personal experience made him curious about what others might have encountered. As a fan of campfire tales, he started collecting stories. With respect to those involved who may wish to remain anonymous, names and details have been altered but the events are as reported. He had not intended to write a book on ghosts but ...

Fortunately other law enforcement colleagues were willing to share their encounters and the ghost theme became apparent. In addition to that however, at least one story truly boggles. It involves phantom dogs.

He says he has more than enough stories for another book or two. Given that Ghost stories are best shared, hopefully, he'll follow-up with a second installment.

Connect with Paul on Facebook - follow and/or share your story.

Thank you for listening!
Stay curious.

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