Paranormal File: Spy House Historical Documents and Folklore

The Spy House has been a popular subject in the paranormal section on this blog over the years. Located in Port Monmouth, New Jersey, it has been an alluring location for ghost hunters, psychics, and paranormal tourists for decades. While I have captured my own evidence at the house and I believe it is haunted,…

Remembering a Great Man, George Ryan

I was first introduced to George Ryan by my friend Jeff Huber about five years ago. We all served on the board of trustees for a museum, which sometimes was the equivalent of fighting a war. If there was ever something that needed to be said, or something right that needed to be stuck up…

“The Men Who Killed Kennedy” and My Fascination Rekindled

I watched the Zapruder film 30 times the other day. Not the entire 26-second clip in its entirety, just focusing on the parts where President John F. Kennedy was visibly hit by bullets. I thought maybe after all these years, I would finally see something I never noticed. I took out a notebook and began…

Smithsonian Giving Us what the History Channel Used To

No aliens, rednecks, rusty cars, Bigfoot, or swamp rats here. The Smithsonian Channel is giving us what the History Channel should be. It was a total joy when I finally started watching their programming last week, after hearing about how good it was for years. As I sat there, I thought to myself, “This is…

Visiting Dealey Plaza will Leave You More Confused About JFK Conspiracies

Not that I was expecting to “solve the case” by visiting Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas this week, but I was indeed hoping for some additional clarification just by immersing myself in the surroundings. I personally believe there was a conspiracy, that Oswald was not the lone gunman, but that’s pretty much all I believe….

A Trip to Dealey Plaza

My 8th grade English teacher first introduced us to the JFK Assassination and the various conspiracy theories that came with it. The effect of this lesson and mock courtroom trial and study to follow was an obsession that lasted years. I think we can all agree that us “History Nerds” go through phases. For me,…

Why We Are Where We Are

I blame Andrew Johnson. Had Reconstruction in the post-Civil War era in American history not been such an abysmal failure, perhaps we would not be in the shape we are currently in when it comes to race relations in this country. Putting modern ignorance and our ability to be so easily distracted aside, Reconstruction was…

My Book Reviewed by Garden State Legacy

This past September, I was thrilled to have my first book published, titled, Ghost Hunting Confidential: Investigating Strauss Mansion. In this book, I split time between information on the ghost hunting hobby, its history, and the various methods and equipment we use, while the second half tells of the paranormal investigations I have conducted at…