There’s been a higher volume of UFO news over the past few months, ranging from the U.S. Navy changing their approach to members reporting sightings to the increased numbers of purported sightings. Often times, the usual suspects — International Business Times and the Independent — are publishing odd-ball claims of […]
Founder Brian Baker’s take on the supernatural world.
A staticky ring tone filled the receiver as I dialed up the New England Society of Psychic Research while a student journalist at the University of Toronto. It was 2001 and I was looking to write my monthly Window column, “Paranormal Frontiers”, on the Amityville Horror. A calm and pleasant […]
It could have been inspired by existential angst, but as I sat in my Toronto apartment a year ago, both children snug in their beds and the wife doing the Netflix and chill, I pondered what portion of writing was absent from my career. Clearly the supernatural and how it […]
As someone with an undergrad in archaeology, which was populated by a chunk of anthropology courses, I have a deep fascination with how the supernatural evolves in pop culture. And, in fairness, given the rise of creepypastas — uncanny internet tales — from pop culture. I’ve had the opportunity to […]
In my investigations of Canadian folklore and supernatural stories, one recurring theme has seized potential interviewees: the risk to their being employable. Their concern with getting a job is warranted, because, should it get out that they’ve witnessed a ghost or bigfoot, they could be seen as odd. I get […]
Sometimes, when I was out-of-line as a kid, my mom would warn me she’d make me read the Bible. One other time, when I was older, it was Bible camp — a passing moment where I made a glib comment about the Faith Baptist bus scooting by. I’m sure those […]
As a kid, the supernatural captured my imagination like a fox captures a vole under the high north snows. I would dig deeper and continually absorb anything and everything paranormal. Still, it was only a morsel. I was acquainted with every episode of Unsolved Mysteries – the one with Robert […]