Thom Reed’s U.F.O. Encounters

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Thom Reed

Thom Reed

Thom Reed’s U.F.O. Encounters

Thom Reed is a very excitable man. He contradicted my perceptions of what a person with his background acts like. He has embraced his lot in life and has lots to share. It was a pleasure speaking with him.

Thom’s story began in 1969 when he was 6 years old. Thom and his family experienced a lot—A LOT—of extraterrestrial encounters. Articles, testimony, and eye witness reports support Thom’s story. On February 6, 2015, the Great Barrington Historical Society and Museum (MA) officially declared the events as “historically significant.” A permanent exhibit detailing the “off world” experience opens this fall. Please visit Thom’s website for more information: http://www.tomreed.info/home.html.

I’m drawn to this case because of the amount of evidence collected and proffered. Museum staff members are compiling all of the documents for an exhibit. Equally interesting: The records will be housed in a historical society and not a Ufology-themed museum. This act alone helps bring the discussion of alien life into the mainstream. I’m curious to see how the society creates an installation. Will it be kitsch? Sensationalized? Or will the exhibit balance the case with acceptable historical standards?

In a recent Huff/YouGov poll (2013), 50% of Americans believe that alien life exists. Further, 25% believe that aliens have visited Earth. College graduates are more likely to believe in extraterrestrial life. Another survey from National Geographic reported higher numbers (http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/06/28/most-americans-believe-government-keeps-ufo-secrets-survey-finds).

Americans believe in the possibility of alien life. The debate focuses on whether or not the aliens’ intentions are hostile.

Ghosts Don’t Appear When Intoxicated

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Tammy Gadd Mugshot

Tammy Gadd Mugshot

Ghosts Don’t Appear When Intoxicated

Tammy Gadd was arrested Monday, June 15, 2015, after calling 911 and admitting to smoking meth. The story and media buzz could end there…except Ms. Gadd claimed that she was seeing ghosts. According to the Laurel County (KY) Facebook page (below), Gadd and another woman, Linda Johnson, were arrested shortly before 5:00 AM after Gadd called 911. When police responded, Ms. Gadd ticked off items she ingested—admittedly an enormous illegal cocktail—that caused her to hallucinate and see ghosts. Unfortunately, thrill seekers may follow suit, hoping that the consumption of illegal narcotics will cause them to see real ghosts. This is simply not true. There is no need to consume any intoxicant to see an apparition. Do not attempt. If you do, expect to be arrested not enlightened.

Laurel Co. Sheriff Department

2 arrested off Creech Road:

Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Shawn Jackson arrested two individuals on Creech Road, approximately 5 miles north of London early Monday morning June 15, 2015 at approximately 4:57 AM. The arrest occurred after a female subject called 911 stating that she had done some meth earlier and was now seeing ghosts. When Deputy Jackson along with EMS arrived at the scene they located 2 female subjects outside. Tammy Gadd, the female subject who had phoned 911, told Deputy Jackson that she had snorted two lines of meth and then smoked some meth off foil. In addition, she stated that she had taken muscle relaxers, and drank a half pint of vodka and three beers and that she had started seeing ghosts and hallucinations. This subject told Deputy Jackson that she was happy to be arrested. Deputy Jackson arrested Tammy Gadd age 42 of Wildwood apartments, London charging her with public intoxication – controlled substances. Also arrested was the other female subject there identified as Linda Johnson 49 of Old Salem Rd., London charged with public intoxication – controlled substances and resisting arrest. This subject also stated that she had been doing meth by snorting some and then smoked some off aluminum foil. When told that she was under arrest she stated – I am not going to jail and had to be escorted to the police cruiser. Both subjects were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Photos attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

The views expressed in comments on the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page are those of the comment writers. The accuracy and politeness of comments are not guaranteed and do not represent the views or opinions of the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Ufology & Chase Kloetzke

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Chase Kloetzke

Chase Kloetzke

Ufology & Chase Kloetzke

There is a wide variety of speakers and vendors at Through the Veil. In all honesty, I think Michelle Griffin, owner of Through the Veil Productions, LLC, should take advantage of this and wordsmith the subtitle more. I cannot emphasize the scope of the speakers: You would be hard-pressed to get this session roster with full-on access. I’m still giddy at all of the people I got one-on-one time with. But I digress. I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Chase Kloetzke, Ufologist/author/MUFON member.

I immediately liked Chase. She shatters all stereotypical perceptions on what a U.F.O. researcher/investigator looks like. Quickly peruse her “About” section on her Website, http://www.chasekloetzke.com/home.html, and you will see that she is well-educated and fully capable of leading an investigation. Currently, Chase is the Deputy Director of Investigations and Special Case Manager at M.U.F.O.N. (Mutual U.F.O. Network). And trust me: Chase is passionate.

Chase enthusiastically discussed another guest speaker Thom Reed and his case. Earlier this year, Thom Reed’s encounters were deemed “historically significant and true” by the Great Barrington Historical Society and Museum, http://www.tomreed.info/home.html. I’ll be blogging about Thom later this week. What I really liked about Chase was the way she discussed the Reed family’s case. She didn’t just say, “They encountered aliens. Believe it because I said so.” Instead, Chase ticked off the amount of evidence collected in this investigation. There were eyewitness reports. There are a lot of documents. There were polygraphs administered. There’s a ton here, but more on that later this week. Chase’s enthusiasm for Thom’s case was contagious.

Chase has authored/co-authored two books; she hosts the Fate Magazine Radio show, which airs every Sunday evening at 8 pm EST; and she appears at conferences around the country. She speaks on a vast array of topics. One in particular piqued my interest. Chase discussed a type of early warning system created to alert people prone to frequent encounters when a possible encounter will take place. I’m fascinated by this. (Note: I don’t believe that I’ve ever encountered alien life forms; however, I do believe in the possibility of extraterrestrial life.) I want to know more about this. Hopefully, I will. Stay tuned for an announcement on when Chase will be on Archer Paranormal Radio, www.wlor.net.

Through the Veil & Larry Flaxman

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Larry Flaxman

Larry Flaxman

7th Annual Through the Veil & Larry Flaxman

The 7th Annual Through the Veil (TTV) event was this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. This was my first time attending. I loved every minute of it! TTV is a premiere event where attendees have intimate access to incredible speakers. The event focuses on spirituality, metaphysics, and the supernatural.

Where to begin? I have no earthly idea where to start. Therefore, I will break my blog into smaller posts. The API Gals had a vendor table in order to share production footage and promotional material for True Ghost Stories, debuting on ROKU in September. Even though Lisa and I had a table, we were able to pop into sessions. I’ve never had so much access to a wide array of people in the industry.

This year’s keynote speaker was Larry Flaxman. Prior to his talk, Larry stopped by our table to say “Hi” and chit-chat. Beforehand, I thought Larry was an accomplished author. I’ve since appended my opinion. Larry is an all-around cool—like COOL—guy. He spent the night before handing out 100 McDonald’s hamburgers at area homeless shelters. Pretty remarkable! What a great role model!

Larry’s talk centered on this year’s theme: facing our fears. He disclosed very personal moments in his life where he needed to face a fear. In total, Larry shared six events. He said, “Change is a requirement of life.” Further, he encouraged everyone to embrace our fears. Share and talk about our fears. Most importantly, “visualize success.”

The next day, I attended Larry’s session “The Grid: Exploring the Hidden Infrastructure of Reality.” Wow. Just wow. I took copious notes. Well, sort of. Most of his talk was above my head but just within reach. I need to read his book (entitled the same), co-written with Marie D. Jones. I’ve attached one page of my notes.

Notes

Notes

Basically, our reality is like one floor of a skyscraper. Each floor has a different reality. Each floor is a connector. In theory, we may be able to use a connector to reach another level of reality. This hypothetical skyscraper sits in a city with other skyscrapers. The realities are numerous. “Leakage” occurs when two worlds connect sporadically. What a paranormal investigator may think is a ghost, may be a person in another reality leaking through.

I’ll have to end the discussion here until I’ve read the book. I certainly don’t want to misinterpret Larry’s words and misconstrue this remarkable theory. Look for a book review soon.

So here’s your take-away: Through the Veil is an event you should attend! Not only do you mingle with incredible people, you sit in sessions that are fascinating. And the vendor tables were pretty darn awesome, too.

Larry Flaxman Is LIVE This Thursday, June 11th

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API Radio--Larry Flaxman

API Radio–Larry Flaxman

Larry Flaxman Is LIVE This Thursday, June 11th

The API Gals are fresh from the Through the Veil event where we hung out with writer, researcher, and all-around cool guy Larry Flaxman. Join us this Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8 PM EST on www.wlor.net as we discuss #ParaScammers and #ParaDrama.

Larry’s biography from his website, http://larryflaxman.com:

Best selling author and researcher, Larry Flaxman, is on a mission to inform, empower, and entertain those fascinated by the paranormal. Best-selling author of seven books including 11:11 – The Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences and Synchronicities, The Grid: Exploring the Hidden Infrastructure of Reality, and Viral Mythology: How the Truth of the Ancients was Encoded and Passed Down through Legend, Art, and Architecture, Flaxman continues to write ground-breaking books on cutting-edge research that leave readers, researchers, and reviewers open-mouthed in disbelief of the truth as it’s presented to them.

Flaxman is a staff writer for Intrepid Magazine with work appearing regularly in TAPS ParaMagazine, Fate Magazine, New Dawn Magazine, and Phenomena Magazine. Flaxman is also a screenwriter with a paranormal horror thriller, 19 Hz, currently in development with Bruce Lucas Films, as well as a paranormal-related television series for the young adult genre.

3 Sleeps ‘Til Through the Veil

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Through the Veil

Through the Veil

There are only 3 more sleeps until the fabulous Through the Veil! The API Gals are chatting about the event this Thursday, June 4th at 8 PM EST on http://www.wlor.net. Find out who they want to see and what they want to listen in on. Stop by and visit our table this weekend!

How Well Did Poltergeist (2015) Perform?

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Poltergeist 2015

Poltergeist 2015

How Well Did Poltergeist (2015) Perform?

Summer blockbusters usually open on Memorial Day Weekend. This year was no different with Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, with an astronomical budget of $190 million, opening. The reboot Poltergeist, modestly made for $35 million, opened to mixed reviews and sluggish theater-goers. So, how did it stack up?

Poltergeist had a solid fourth (4th) place finish when the weekend wrapped up. It took in $23 million and should recoup the production costs in its second week. Not too bad for a reboot of a seminal classic.

Remake versus Reboot

A remake is a modernization of a former work. In this case, a remake would be an updated version of an older film. Essentially, the goal is for the director to recreate the earlier film while enhancing the content. Characters, locations, plots are the same.

A reboot, on the other hand, is a re-envisioned new film utilizing the theme but not necessarily the finer details. Actually, the reboot may only share the same title as the original film.

Although Poltergeist has been touted as a remake, I would consider it a reboot. While the films draw on similar plotlines, the characters changed. The decade changed. Poltergeist (2015), the reboot, adds another episode into the Poltergeist (1982), original classic, franchise.

Poltergeist 1982

Poltergeist 1982

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