Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Kincaid's Cavern- Proof of a Lost North American Civilization?

This one has been around awhile.
Along with the many "Out of Place Artifacts" stories- (Here's a nice get-up-to speed piece from Mental Floss )
-There are numerous narratives about Lost and forgotten civilizations in North America's Historical back yard.
This is a trailer for a DVD on the subject:


Of course the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry has a different take here.

In the Lost Civilizations realm Kincaid's Cavern is a perennial favorite and has been discussed by Alternative Archaeological Wanderers for years now:
Here's an overview on Kincaid's Cavern from Claudio Zorrospin.

More from: CNY Artifact Recovery


And:Jack Andrews


Has it been found?


Or is it at the end of the day, simply a Hoax? as per Jason Colavito.

Well, Happy Spelunking!
Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lost Television History: Help Turner (and Myself) Find a Bit of Tape

This is the first time in Ten years of this Blog that I am posting anything like this.
Way back in 1996 I did a show Called the "Uncle Paul Show" in the early days of Cartoon Network.
(Airdates: June 29-June 30, 1996. )
I've done many things over the years but this one is a favorite project.
Here is the show circled in an old TV Guide. (Some of my older readers may remember when we looked at these kinds of things in print.)
Paul Parducci's "Uncle Paul Show" listing from TV Guide.
I very much enjoyed the people I worked with. In particular the brilliant duo of Keith Crofford and Mike Lazzo- who went on to create and continue to drive the mold-breaking TV Universe of Adult Swim. (And of course my great forever pals Russ Reiley (on script)  and Mark Newgarden (Set Design)
Here I am in the Press Release Promo Shot:
Press Promo for Paul Parducci's "Uncle Paul Show" on Cartoon Network.
 Well for the past year or so, the good folks at Turner Broadcasting have been scouring the vaults for a copy of this show to no avail.
So I am asking  for your help.
If anyone out there has a copy or knows where we can find one please post here.
Or contact me through (Producer Inquiries under Contact Information for Paul on the Side Bar)
You can also connect through Twitter or Facebook
Your Assistance is Greatly Appreciated- (And I will Laud you mightily!)
Later,
Paul Parducci

Friday, January 08, 2016

Did an Alien Call Us in 1977? "The Wow Signal"

 It was Nikola Tesla who first came up with the idea of using transmission signals to contact Alien life forms in 1896.
Modern Mainstream Scientific research into the possibility of Extraterrestrial life is being conducted primarily with Radio Telescopes that are attempting exactly that.
What exactly are Radio Telescopes?


Of course any response received doesn't have to be via something "alive" per se it just has to be "on purpose."
 Some think we received something "On purpose" in 1977- this message has been dubbed "The Wow Signal."
Read about it on UniverseToday
Listen  and watch the waveforms here:


More cool Radio Telescope stuff from SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)

We had another one just recently read about it on New Scientist.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Friday, January 01, 2016

It's 2016. May I Offer an Obsession? John Titor, The IBM 5100 and (For Real?) Time Travel

 What's the deal with John Titor?
 Was #JohnTitor a Real Time Traveler?
Purported Army Unit patch of Time Traveler John Titor

Are We Living in an Altered Worldline?
Is this what John Titor came for?

Okay stick with this a bit. I've tried to be comprehensive here so you can get  your hands on this one.
I promise you, whether it's the physics, the possibility, the narrative or the many obsessional aspects to this, you will be fascinated.

First: probably best to gain a basic understanding of Hugh Everett's Many World's Theory:


John Titor's Time Machine
John Titor Original Faxes from Above Top Secret:


The site run by Dedicated John Titor Scholar Oliver Williams:

His interview on the Kevin Moore Show:

Original John Titor Posts from Art Bell via Anomalies.net:

From Stranger Dimensions-John Titor Predictions

From IBM's Hometown-Rochester Magazine

Strategic Brains

David Weatherly

Jeanette Foresta's purported communication with Titor in 1998:

TimeTraveling.org

John Titor on Art Bell:

Other Folks building Time Machines

Other Time Travel Cases?

1975: The People History
Where is John Titor Series:

The Book from John Titor's Mother?

And from a different angle:
Interview with John Titor Attorney  Larry Haber from Jimmy Church Radio:

And a deleted Larry Haber (discussing John Titor) clip:


From Hoax Hunter (John Razimus):

 And of course there's a movie in the works:

In this World Line I've been writing this Blog for over Ten Years-
Later,
Paul Parducci


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Are We Headless? D.E. Harding, The Pointing Experiment and the Infinity of Self


Ernst Mach's self portrait

 No Head?
The Pointing Experiment?
Where to begin?
I'd say Richard Lang's film:



The Headless Monster Resource:
The Headless Way.
 D.E. Harding's trigger:
Ernst Mach

Am I pointing at you?
Later,
Paul Parducci

Saturday, December 12, 2015

(Warning Extra Creepy) What's the Deal with Night Time Sleep Paralysis?

At Night. In Your Bed. In the Dark.

Shadow people. Inability to move. Levitation to the ceiling. Electrical Light shows.
Hags. Black cats with red eyes.
I've been hearing these stories for years. And we humans have been experiencing these Nighttime Terrors long before I set foot on the planet.

 Here's Henry Fuseli's painting on the phenomenon from 1781:

 Right now: I highly recommend Rodney Ascher's documentary "The Nightmare" which is currently available on your favorite Streaming Service.



And here's  Fifteen Experiences thanks to Chrissy Stockton.
Are you a little bit hooked?
Some more useful links:
From Scientific American
Why others think it's demonic.
A Sleep Paralysis Study
And from True Ghost Tales 
Live Science
And finally a popular Video of a purported "Shadow Man " capture:


Night Night.
Later,
Paul Parducci




Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Get. That Snitch." (Get That Ticket)

It has been my privilege to play "Cold Tony" Sargossi the fearsome leader of the Hammer Gang in the World Premiere of Great Minds Creative Productions: "Get. That. Snitch." The World's Most Dangerous Play.
 
"Get. That. Snitches.’ real surprises lie in the truly surprising plot twists and commentary on Human Greed.” -On Stage and Screen

"GTS" ends its Blood-drenched run in Los Angeles on November 1st.
Paul Parducci as "Cold Tony Sargossi" in the World Premiere of "Get. That. Snitch."
If you like your theater Full-on Bad Ass
Then get your tickets here.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Whole Acting Thing: Is it Dangerous?

Okay-
I generally don't like to talk about "Acting."
So much of the process takes place between the ears and... you see I already don't want to continue.
But I guess it's safe top say that as Actors we strive to create fully human characters for stage and screen. (And of course lots of Stuff goes into achieving this, some fun, some not so much.)
Here's John Cazale one of the best that ever breathed.
John Cazale (1935-1978)


How we get "human" under imaginary conditions tends to be a variegated process. Can it also be harmful?
This article from the Atlantic is one of the best articles on the psychology of acting I've come across:

Emotions a Problematic Psychology

Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Manufactured Universe: I am a Disneyland Fan

For me its a perfectly manufactured and curated Universe.
You feel a specific point of view the second you enter.
You also feel the social contract in the center of your bones: Be Happy.
Here's a pic from my last trip. Where's it from?
Disney Universe by Paul Parducci

Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Will We Be Terminated? Is a Robot War Inevitable?

 Is a Robot War REALLY coming?
Do we really know what we're doing here? Or has our collective out-sized Ego plunged ahead of ourselves into Technological waters that will inevitably prove to be too deep for our Biological swim skills?

Is a War with Robots in our future?


Some people with impressive credentials are extremely concerned about the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

And all these scientists signed an open letter asking for Responsible oversight.
Scientist Warning letter
 The Future of Life Institute is trying to get a handle on this.
As for me? I'm a proud human. And if a war comes I for one will fight along side my fellow Air-breathers.

Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jennifer Kent's "The Babadook" The Horror of Grief

The Babadook







Jennifer Kent   has crafted a perfect horror out of that stuff we all fear much more than Zombies or oozing monsters; namely the cold twisting agony of sudden loss and the grasping terror-filled ache of unremitting grief.

Multiple Reviews from: Rotten Tomatoes attest to its Scare-worthiness


If you have NetFlix it's you can see it right now.
Watch it with the lights on.
Baba-
Dook
Dook
Dooook!
Later,
Paul Parducci

Sunday, April 19, 2015

J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" (A Most Different Kind of Film)

I will do my best to describe the experience of J.C. Chandor's masterful genre-cracking film without giving away this viewers anticipatory tension which the director so perfectly constructed into this morality tale.
This is first and foremost a film about "Standards."
The lead character Abel played by Oscar Issac owns a scrappy on the rise Heating Oil Company by the  name of "Standard."
Abel's Standard Oil Company
Throughout the narrative Abel states and restates his life philosophy of dealing realistically with life and always moving forward. A perfect encapsulation of the American dream coupled with this Nations "Puritan Work ethic."
Abel dresses as an early 1980's Gangster. Near at hand is his loyal consigliere Andrew Walsh played by the impressively growing Albert Brooks.
His wife and partner in aspiration Anna is played like a dangerous bird by Jessica Chastain who delivers a character richly steeped in both Noir Femme Fatale and Mob wife built on top of a person who is in complete control of the "Numbers."
Anna knows her "Numbers."
I came to this film expecting a genre Gangster film and instead had a whole different kind of experience. I suggest that you allow yourself to watch this without overloading yourself with facts on it.
A moment of decision.

You will be glad you did.
J.C. Nice job. I think you followed the path that was "most right" on this one.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The "Midnight Rider" Production Train Crash Tragedy



On February 20, 2014 on a Railroad Trestle in Jesup, Georgia:

Six people were injured and 27 year old Camera Assistant Sarah Jones lost her life:
Sarah Jones


Here is a Video Overview of the this gut-wrenching accident:


The Producer/Director of this film is currently in prison.

Director Randall Miller's statement.

My Thoughts and Prayers are with the Jones Family.
Paul Parducci

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Our New Era of Selfie and Snapchat Ghosts

Our Mobile devices are now ever present. After Texting and Facebooking they are frequently used as Cameras.
For Paranormal Explorers this has created a new area of research.
Heck- the Snapchat logo is  even in the shape of a ghost:

Here is an overview Vid from FlikBox on some of the most famous Selfie Ghost Captures:


Remember follow good Selfie Protocol
And Don't look over your shoulder before you press that button!
later,
Paul Parducci

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Miracle at the Spanish Fork River? Mysterious "Voice" Guided Rescuers to Trapped Infant.

This is truly an inexplicably amazing story:


Officers Tyler Beddoes, Jared Warner and Bryan Dewitt, who responded to the incident in the Spanish Fork River Saturday, say they heard an adult voice say, "Help me," Spanish Fork Police officer Lt. Matt Johnson told ABC News.

 Here is a Video Overview:
















Link to the full ABC story Here

Another "We heard a distinct voice."
And From the New York Daily News
Makes you feel hopeful-doesn't it?

Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Phone Calls From The Dead?


Gladys Cooper from Twilight Zones' "Night Call"
From The Twilight Zone episode "Night Call" to the Telephone line downed in a Cemetery Story I heard as a kid: the creepy possibility of contact from the other side over a telephone has been a mainstay of our darker narratives.
But on Sept 12th 2008 did it actually happen?
Here's the Post Vid on this Pause-giving occurrence:


More on this:
Author Dean Koontz's Experience from Psychology Today
From Virginia Ghosts
QSI
More on the  Peck case from Historic Mysteries
The Snopes Report on Peck.
Time to Hang up-
Later,
Paul Parducci

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

New Webisode Comedy Series: "The How-To Wizard"

Always nervous with something new.
But I'm relieved that people seem to be liking: The "How-To Wizard."


Streaming now on FlikBox
Here is the pilot episode:


Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentines Day: Hearts, Cupids, Love And A Word From The Boss

Valentines Day is here soon. (In two days as I write this)


Here is this Holiday's  history from  History.com.

If you are like me you are now repeating a thought-loop: Don't forget to order those roses. And on those roses there is always either (on that small Heart-splattered card) or on one of those  metallic (Frequently heart-shaped) balloons, at least one Cupid.

And it goes without saying that Valentines day cards themselves are crammed with Cupids and Hearts.

Ten theories on why all the Hearts from ListServe here.


And as for the chubby cherub? Holiday Insights has a great overview on Cupid here.

Valentines Day is a holiday that celebrates Love of course but a very special kind of Love-Eros.



From Snipview here is a diagram of the Greek Types of Love:

In the realm of this kind of Romantic Love there are many theories on how it works:
Here are how five different Psychologists look at it.

And to top off this post on Valentines Day, A special Heart-warming Message from everybody's favorite Boss From Hell: Nightmare Boss:





Happy Valentines Day!
Later,
Paul Parducci

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