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5 Convincing "Real" Paranormal Cases

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Real paranormal activity: true stories that will scare the pants off you. We live in a rational world with rational laws. Tales of the paranormal and supernatural have no place in real life... Or do they? Here are 5 strange cases of real supernatural events that will give the average skeptic, including this writer, some food for thought - or at least some entertaining stories to tell after watching horror movies with a group of friends. This list includes the most famous, most convincing real paranormal activity stories and true supernatural events.
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    The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

    In 1968, at the age of 16, Anneliese Michel began suffering from convulsions. By 1973, Anneliese had developed such a strong psychosis that she would hallucinate while praying, see demon faces throughout the day and hear voices declaring that she was damned. She would also make what were described as "demon faces," rip her clothes off, eat coal, and lick up her own urine. In addition, she became completely intolerant of religious symbols and could not partake of holy water. For a majority of the time Anneliese was experiencing these psychoses, she was committed to a psychiatric hospital which prescribed her a variety of drugs, none of which seemed to help.

    By 1975, Anneliese and her family, tired of the lack of progress made with conventional medicine, decided to turn to the Catholic church which determined that Anneliese Michel was suffering from a demonic possession. Over a ten month period, Anneliese underwent seventy-six exorcisms, and eventually died from starvation when she refused to eat.

    Demonic possession or severe psychosis? Whatever the truth, watch the attached clilp and hear Anneliese during an exorcism starting at 00:20.

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    The Reincarnation of Biya Pathak

    Dr. Ian Stevenson is perhaps the most famous and respected researcher of reincarnation. In fact, in 1977, in the Journal of Mental and Nervous Disease, an entire publication was devoted to his work which cited Stevenson as being "a methodical, careful, even cautious, investigator, whose personality is on the obsessive side...Either he is making a colossal mistake, or he will be known . . . as 'the Galileo of the 20th century."

    One of Dr. Stevenson's most famous cases of "verified" reincarnation dealt with a little girl by the name of Swarnlata Mishra who, at the age of three, began giving details of a life lived by someone by the name of Biya Pathak. By the age of 10, she came to the attention of Dr. Stevenson who researched the stories being told by the girl and was able to verify 50 distinct facts of the woman who had no connection with Swarnlata's family and had lived 100 miles away. Furthermore, when Biya's former husband heard of the case, he came to Biya, along with his two sons and nine townspeople. Immediately upon seeing them, Swarnlata identified one of the son's by calling him Babu, Biya's pet name for the son, and was able to go through all the strangers identifying the family members correctly. This was despite efforts on the family's part to claim otherwise and trick Swarnlata, but she would not sway from her assertions.

    The case can be further reviewed by checking out http://reluctant-messenger.com/reincarnation-proof.htm.

    Kids sure do say the darndest things. Sorry, that was unavoidable.

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    The Time Traveler John Titor

    On November 2, 2000, a post appeared on the Time Travel Institute forums from a man claiming to have the knowledge of what it would take to make a time machine work. Over time, the posts evolved into an actual claim of time travel from a man calling himself John Titor. Titor declared he was an American soldier from the year 2036 assigned to a governmental time travel project and the posts blew up, establishing quite a following, including the John Titor Institute. What separated Titor's posts from an average crank was his complex detailing of events as well as technology that tended to pull people into the story.

    His prediction of a civil war within the US by 2008 as well as the fact that there would be no Olympics after 2004 didn't exactly come to fruition, but Titor also asserted that, "the Everett-Wheeler-Graham (or 'multiple world') theory is correct. All possible quantum states, events, possibilities, and outcomes are real, eventual, and occurring. The chances of everything happening someplace at sometime in the superverse is 100%."

    So it's actually impossible to prove that any of his predictions are incorrect because we could simply be living in a universe parallel to his.

    In March 2001, the Titor posts stopped, never to pop up again because that's when John went back to his own time...supposedly. Check out johntitor.com for more information and see why it's been said that the craziness presented can make a sane man believe the insane.

    The attached photo is John's military insignia.

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    The Abduction of Travis Walton

    On November 5, 1975, Travis Walton and his fellow logging crew members were driving home from their job in the forest when they all saw a bright light beyond the crest of the road. When they reached the top, they saw a disc hovering above the road, shining a light down upon the earth. Seeing this, Travis Walton jumped from the truck and ran towards the disc to get a closer look, while the other men shouted for him to come back. After getting fairly close, Travis began to back up before he was struck with a blue-green light that knocked him to the ground. In panic, the truck took off the other way before deciding to go back for Travis, only to discover him missing. A massive manhunt resulted, yet no sign of Travis could be found. Five days later, Travis returned, making a desperate call from a phone booth and believing he had only been missing for a few hours.

    Massive lie or true, alien abduction? The Travis Walton case is one of the most famous and controversial of all alien abduction stories. When subjected to polygraphs, however, the men on the crew all passed (minus one who did not complete the polygraph for fear of revealing his hidden, criminal background) as did Travis Walton (failing his first one yet passing two after that). The interesting thing about this case is the number of people it involves and the old saying that "the best way to keep a secret between two people is if one of them is dead."

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    The Vampire Belfazaar Ashanitson and Friends

    Vampires seem to be everywhere now-a-days and are dominating nearly every medium: movies, books, and even television. They're popular, sexy, and hordes of women find themselves forlorn over the fact that they cannot find their own Edward-like vampire to fall in love with. You see, vampires have always been considered mythical...until now.

    Just last November, ABC's 20/20 did a story on the world of real life vampires: people who claim they suffer from a physiological condition that prevents them from "creating enough of the essential daily energies to get through even the basic tasks." How do they get this energy? They drink blood. And there's an entire, widespread, secretive society that practices this belief headed by a man who goes by the name Belfazaar Ashantison.

    Go to 01:45 in this video to watch Belfazaar p***k and drink the blood of a willing donor right off of his back. At 03:00, you can find a woman doing the same thing.

    I've always liked my steaks medium rare and commonly cite, "the bloodier the better"...but after witnessing the bloodlust on display here...I'm not sure I should.

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