Thursday, May 21, 2015

Welcome to Astral Perceptions Universal

Astral Perceptions Universal is a 'not for profit' organization. Our clients are never asked or pressured to compensate us for the services we provide.

When the potential client first contacts us, the mechanism of our organization starts immediately. There is an initial consultation with the client through telephone and internet communication. This is followed by a course of primary research used to gather the main facts. The next step would be group discussion and assignment of duties, which include extended research and client dialogue. All pertinent factors are considered during the research and investigation phases. It is a necessary process and potentially time-consuming...but we require a complete and detailed inquiry in order to achieve reputable evidence. Ideomotor reflex techniques are eventually initiated, followed by definitive remote perception methods (Controlled Remote Viewing - CRV). An efficient operation, absent the conscious mind, allows us to distinguish physical traits and senses associated with the target. This is a controlled procedure during the early phases, but ultimately this converts into a psychic exercise. At that point, a 'clear vision' or a clairvoyant state takes over during the final matrix phase. During this stage various extra-sensory information may emerge including the subspace aspects of entities and/or ethereal‎ energies in the area of the target.

This is a thumbnail description of how Astral Perceptions Universal conducts the evidence gathering element of an investigation. A wide variety of procedures are considered in order to resolve the situation because each and every case is different in some degree. We also provide continued support that includes guidance and instruction. This aftercare could be a long-term commitment in certain cases. These services are provided at no cost. We only ask that the client have an open mind, the discipline to follow our recommendations and to remain positive, which is imperative in order to resolve their problem.

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LON STRICKLER - Founder of Astral Perceptions Universal

Author / Fortean Reseacher / Publisher of the syndicated Phantoms and Monsters blog - Spiritual intuitive at Astral Perceptions Universal - Radio talk show host at Arcane Radio.

Since 1976, I have been a paranormal / spiritual researcher who writes and mentors on a variety of fortean subjects.

I began the 'Phantoms and Monsters' blog in 2005, which has steadily grown in popularity and read daily by tens of thousands of paranormal enthusiasts, investigators and those seeking the truth! My research and reports have been featured on hundreds of online media sources. Several of these published reports have been presented on various television segments, including The History Channel's 'Ancient Aliens', Syfy's 'Paranormal Witness' and 'Faked or Faked: Paranormal Files', & Destination America's 'Monsters and Mysteries in America.' As well, I have been a guest on several radio broadcasts, including 'Coast to Coast AM' and featured on Destination America's 'Monsters and Mysteries in America' television show.

My first book Phantoms & Monsters: Cryptid Encounters was published in September 2012. I later published Phantoms & Monsters: Strange Encounters in November 2013. My most recent book Phantoms & Monsters: Bizarre Encounters was published in December 2014.

I am a spiritual intuitive...applying perception abilities in order to help people who experience entity infestations & phantom disturbances, as well as spirit & thought-form attachments. My goal is to provide a professional and confidential resolution, including continued personal support and guidance, at no cost to my clients.

In 2010, I joined 'Beyond The Edge' Radio as a co-host on the weekly live show. In 2014, I left BTE Radio and partnered with Sean Forker at 'Arcane Radio.'

For over 30 years I have been an active dealer and professional appraiser of vintage and modern autographed entertainment and historical collectibles. I have contributed commentary to many media sources, including National Geographic, Haunted Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, E!, AuctionBytes.com, Worth Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The London Magazine and Entertainment Tonight.

I am married to the love of my life Vanessa. Our 32-year union includes our daughter Adrienne, son Matthew and granddaughter Kayli.

Specialties & Interests: Online Media, Author, Paranormal & Fortean Research, Cryptozoology, Spiritual & Esoteric Metaphysics, Folk Magic & Root Conjure, Spiritual Alchemy & Chaos Theory, Writing / Blogging, Entertainment / Historical Collectibles & Autographs, American and British History, Religious History / Templar Lore, Native America Traditions & Heritage

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Historic Souls Haunt Baltimore's Fells Point

A group of paranormal investigators based in the nation’s capitol, has been asked to investigate four historic, haunted properties in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood. The Preservation Society of Federal Hill and Fells Point requested the investigations in order to determine the truth behind the many reports of ghostly sounds, sights, and smells at these properties over the years.

The Robert Long House, constructed around 1765, is the oldest urban residence still standing in Baltimore, while the Merchants House dates from circa 1800. The old hotel, now the Fells Point Visitors Center, is more accurately described as a former saloon and brothel that served the sailors in this active port city. Staff and visitors have experienced paranormal phenomena in all these locations, as well as in the nearby Horse Car Barn.

“We’re very excited about this opportunity,” R.I.P. President Patricia Marin stated. “We’ve investigated a number of historic sites before and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can discover in Fells Point.” The group uses both scientific and occult methodologies to uncover paranormal activities. Along with employing various types of equipment, R.I.P. also has two mediums on the team, one of whom is a federal law enforcement agent in his day job. “We have high standards of proof for paranormal activities,” explained Lisa Linden, R.I.P. Co-Founder.

R.I.P.’s first investigation of the Robert Long House and the Merchants House begins the evening of April 24th and may last all night. This investigation is being filmed for an episode of “The R.I.P. Files,” the group’s new Internet TV series which will debut on Ghost Channel TV (www.ghostchannel.tv) and on blip.tv this spring.

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HAUNTED FELLS POINT, BALTIMORE, MD

The Horse You Came In On, a pub on the last street before the docks, is rumored to have been one of Edgar Allen Poe’s favorite drinking spots. In fact, one of the female employees, who declined to give her name for superstitious reasons, theorizes that the dark poet, “…had been walking home from The Horse You Came In On when he died”.

She believes it is Edgar Allen Poe’s ghost that resides in this pub. She believes the spirit, which this employee lovingly refers to as “Edgar”, is responsible for strange occurrences throughout the bar.

Aside from having seen the chandelier swing on its own, the bartender also recounts an eerie memory of one morning when she arrived to open the bar and prepare it for the evening. As she walked by the cash register, its drawer opened by itself. She closed the drawer and went about her business. To her surprise, the drawer again opened by itself. Once again, she pushed the drawer closed. Before the bar opened, she would close the drawer twice more in this mysterious exercise.

At the end of her shift as she was leaving, she told the evening bartender about what had happened. To her amazement, he told her that the same thing had happened to him several times in the past.

The employees have since nicknamed their ghost “Edgar” and now speak to him regularly. The female bartender says that when one of these occurrences happens, usually around closing time, she speaks to him, acknowledging his presence. Whatever the source of these phenomena is, the employees at The Horse You Came In On do believe in the existence of spirits, particularly that of the legendary Edgar Allen Poe.

In 1726, William Fell purchased the land where the small waterfront community of Fells Point still thrives. His son, Edward Fell, laid the lots and streets of Fells Point. Stories surrounding the ghost of Mr. Fell are unclear as to whether the spirit is that of the father or of the son. Coby Kay Callahan recount stories of seeing a man dressed in 18th century clothing walking the streets of Fells Point.

Callahan tells the story of leaving the bar known as Friends. “Some of my friends bartend at Friends. I live three blocks east of Friends and I have to walk east to get home. About 2:30am one morning, I saw this man dressed in funny clothes like you would see in an old picture like from the 18th century”. Callahan was afraid. She felt somewhat protected by her boyfriend Christopher Carter who was walking with her.

The pair walked towards their home in the direction she had seen the man. She caught another glimpse of the man, but this time she saw just the back of him in motion as he walked into an alley. When they reached the alley and looked for the man, there was no one there.

Later that week when Callahan told her friends at the bar about the man, they told her about the local legend of “Mr. Fell”. It is said that late at night after last call, either William or Edward Fell can be seen walking the streets of Fells Point, just the way they might have walked after last call during the days in which they lived in the tiny port town.

Fells Point is a hot bed of paranormal activity. Its colorful and storied past—full of drinking, fighting and whoring (...and poisonings and deaths of homesick sailors) ensures there are plenty of restless souls floating around this historic waterfront area. It's a neighborhood where the shadow of Edgar Allan Poe still looms on it's uneven cobblestone streets.

NOTE: I'll vouch for the craziness at The Horse You Came In On, at least when I frequented the place many years ago. I may have been a bit inebriated but not to a degree that I didn't recognize some of the paranormal activity....mostly glasses moving on the bar and coasters flying around...Lon

Sources:
baltimorestories.com
prlog.org
paranormal.about.com
wbaltv.com
mdsocietyofghosthunters.com

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Reader's Hawaiian Experience


I received the following narrative a few years ago:

I have debated some time on whether to submit this experience and I finally decided what the heck... In August of 2012 my wife and I took a long awaited trip to the big island, Hawaii. The trip there was un-eventful. Left from Oklahoma City, stop in DFW, then LAX, and finally we arrived at Kona International Airport. We picked up our luggage, grabbed a rental and headed to the resort. Upon arrival we found the resort to be absolutely lovely, it was just as we pictured it. Check in went smoothly and we were walked up a small path to our condo. Two beds, two baths, a living room, a huge lanai, full kitchen and a two-person garden tub.

After unpacking I noted it was around 2pm. We were exhausted (as our flight left OKC the previous night). We decided to take a nap before starting our adventuring. My wife laid down in bed and I adjusted the AC. I walked into the bedroom from the hallway thermostat. Just as I stepped into the room I heard a noise from the living area, it sounded like somebody dropped a stack of magazines. I grudgingly walked into the living area to pick up a mess. I couldn't find anything askew. There were a stack of magazines on the small coffee table, but they were on the table not the floor. I looked for a minute then just shrugged it off. I laid down in bed.

I was almost asleep when I heard the bedroom door close. I figured my wife needed a drink, I turned over to see her lying in bed next to me. I immediately went into attack mode. It was 2:15pm I jumped stealth-fully out of bed and grabbed my pocket knife from the dresser. I was trained to use a knife a time ago, so I was confident I could stop an attacker unless they had a gun. I approached the door. It opened silently. I peered out ready to strike. Nothing. I systematically searched the condo. Nothing. I am a reasonable fellow, my is wife very reasonable herself. We decided the pressure from the AC switching on had closed the door.

I laid down again. Before my eyes the door began to close. It silently and gently shut until the mechanism was in contact with the door jam. I laughed to myself, thinking of how I over-reacted. The door violently slammed itself shut. I shot out of bed and promptly opened the door. I stood and watched it for 5 minutes, it didn't budge. I walked back to bed and sat down. The door rapidly closed slamming itself shut! I remember getting chills, my wife leaned in behind me and peered at the door. I stood and blurted out loud "IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST BE GONE FROM HERE! YOU ARE NOT WELCOME GET OUT!" I immediately felt the room begin to warm. Things were normal once again. It was 2:23pm. My wife and I prayed for protection and finally slept peacefully.

We are both people of great faith, we knew whatever it was had been forced out. I believe that our faith was keeping it at bay. We were there 14 days. Nothing further occurred until the last day of the trip. It was around 10pm I was packing and watching a series called "Haunted Highway." My wife was already asleep. I finished up packing and laid down. The television was kept concealed inside a large built-in wardrobe. The door in front of the television would open and lay flat against the wall. There was even a small latch that kept it in place. It had not moved the entire time we had been there. I watched it slowly close and shut and latch. I calmly got up and opened the door so I could finish my program. I stood back and the door began to rapidly close! I jumped forward caught the door and said "GET OUT." I pushed the door open latched it in place and laid down. I prayed again and went to sleep.

I had very violent and frightening dreams all night. I woke exhausted and found the wardrobe was still open as I left it. We loaded our car and left that place behind. I was glad to be on the plane homeward bound. I still break out in wild goose bumps and my hair stands on end each time I tell and relive this experience. My wife and I believe in the supernatural, but this was a first for us. I absolutely believe that which was in our condo was demonic in nature. It's whole purpose was to rock our faith, all it succeeded in doing was making it stronger. On a side note I have been to Oahu many times BECAUSE my sister used to live there. I never experienced anything like this there. When I relived the experience for my sister she just sat there silently. She looked at her husband and they both said that they had similar experiences when they first moved to Oahu. They hadn't told anybody because they were afraid of ridicule. Native Hawaiians have long believed in spirits that would attack 'howlies' that were visiting the islands. Doug

NOTE: 'Howlies' is a corruption of the word Haole, Hawaiian slang for foreigner. Usually applied only to Caucasian people. Not necessarily derogatory, depends on context. I have heard similar stories from people who have travelled to Hawaii. In fact, an NFL player who was in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl several years ago related to me encounters that he and another player had with less-than-friendly spirits in their hotel suites. To make a long story short, they didn't get much sleep during their stay and vowed to never return to Hawaii. Maybe the vengeful native entities are get a little 'payback' for past atrocities...Lon

Haunted History: Haunted Hawaii

Obake: Ghost Stories of Hawaii

Ghosts of Hawaii: The Most Haunted Locations