Our Fall 15 list features 9 New Releases this Season. Find out more by visiting the individual book links below. UFOs
The Children of Roswell: A Seven-Decade Legacy of Fear, Intimidation, and Cover-Ups By Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt November 15 Release This book is about the aftermath of the events that took place in the Summer of 47. The lifetime impact Roswell has had on the families who were forced to live with the truth while accepting the government’s account of the incident, then forced to face years of suppression and fear of reprisal from a government sworn to protect them. Parents who were present during or immediately after the incident may have passed on, but their children know what happened‚ and have paid dearly for their knowledge. These are their stories. You will finally learn the truth.
How to Talk to an Alien: Can They Speak Our Languages? Can They Read Our Minds? What Are They Trying to Tell Us? By Nancy du Tertre October 15 Release We are no longer just looking at strange flying objects in the skies; now we are beginning to interact with the actual pilots, crew, and passengers! 2.9 million Americans believe they have actually been abducted by aliens. If aliens exist and are visiting us, we need to talk! Who will speak to them on behalf of planet Earth? Who can translate their intentions—good or evil—toward the human race? How can we learn about their advanced technologies? Can aliens speak human languages?
The Aztec UFO Incident: The Case, Evidence, and Elaborate Cover-up of One of the the Most Perplexing Crashes in History By Scott Ramsey, Suzanne Ramsey, and Frank Thayer December 15 Release The first ever widely publicized report of a recovered flying saucer—was derided as a hoax for decades. But now the Ramseys and Frank Thayer reveal the exact spot where the craft landed and show how the 100-foot diameter saucer was moved to a secret laboratory. Witnesses to the incident who were interviewed by the authors affirm that they were sworn to secrecy by the military.
Find Your Bliss: Break Free of Self-Imposed Boundaries and Embrace a New World of Possibilities By J.P. Hansen
November 15 Release
Many of us struggle to find meaning in life, yet resist the changes that might help us discover it. Find Your Bliss will help you identify barriers to happiness, then provide proven techniques to recognize and overcome resistance. In addition to real-life examples, it uses the author’s Six Spokes of Bliss and Ten Steps to Break Free. Meaningful happiness is your birthright; this book will help you.
The Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life in a Distracted World
By Achim Nowak December 15 Release
A moment is an elusive event. It stands out from the events that precede it and those that follow. It tends to happen quickly. And it often evaporates in the blink of an eye. The proposition of The Moment is simple: What if we could experience each moment more deeply as it unfolds, make it last longer, make it more memorable? We would have a more momentous life—a more richly lived, fully experienced life.
Nestled deep in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, a 1790 farmhouse sits near the epicenter of a paranormal commotion. The family that resides there regularly encounters its own ancestors and strangers—human and non-human—who seemingly occupy the same physical space in our world while remaining in their own, parallel worlds. When famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated, they dubbed it “Ghost Central.”
Life After Near Death: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Transformation in the Extraordinary Lives of People With Newfound Powers
By Debra Diamond January 16 Release
The only book to explore the deepSpiriter meaning of the near-death experience (NDE) through the prism of its miraculous aftereffect profiling a dozen cases of specific cognitive and physiological near-death aftereffects, including newfound musical and artistic talents, mathematical gifts, enhanced hearing, elevated IQ, improved eyesight, spontaneous healing, and electrical sensitivity. It explores new evidence to shed light on this phenomenon.
By Sahvanna Arienta January 16 Release Lightworkers are sensitive and highly empathic souls who have an innate need to help and heal others. These peaceful supporters of humanity are here to make positive changes and create personal, balanced, and loving human connections. But many Lightworkers become so caught up in their divine mission to heal that they sometimes overlook the importance of receiving love.
In this profound, practical, transforming book, you will learn proven techniques to open your heart, mind, and spirit to the riches of inner divine contact. You will open the pipeline to the divine and begin the flow of inner guidance, love, healing, wisdom, and inspiration from your center of being. You will awaken the still, small voice within, go directly to Spirit without a middleman, and experience higher consciousness.
I remember it vividly from my
youth, although the reference is an obscure one: a strange, manlike beast said
to inhabit the waters of mythic seas, called the “sahag.”
This monster, however, came from no ship captain’s log, nor
any ancient tract on the order of beasts that populate our oceans. This
creature instead had been among the bestiary of the very earliest installments
of the popular fantasy role playing series Final Fantasy.
Supposing that the creature had been borrowed from much
earlier myths, I searched for sources that might explain the true origins of
the creature, combing through books, and scanning over websites to see where
the creature’s name might appear, apart from references held in relation to the
aforementioned fantasy gaming series.
As it turns out,
the man-fish called the “sahag” had been borrowed from a source that only
preceded it by a few years, with the creation of the Dungeons and Dragons game, that which literally put fantasy role
playing on the map, as well as in many mother’s basements around the globe.
name “sahag” was derived from Sahuagin, the name given to a group of
intelligent, but dangerous and aggressive fishlike people by creator Steve
Marsh, who had purportedly been inspired by a character seen in an animated
series based on the DC Comics Justice League. They were first introduced
into the Dungeons & Dragon mythos in 1975. Hence, the myth of the sahag(or
Sahuagin, as it turns out), had its roots in much more recent mythologies.
even the direct inspiration for these fantasy characters had their
underpinnings in popular culture, the myth of the fish-man has long been with
us. Ancient Babylonian gods such as the Oannes, as well as Enki, depicted men with
fishlike characteristics; so did the semitic god Dagon, and the Nommo of
Western African folklore. Perhaps to become the best remembered of all the
ancient mermen, however, had been Triton, son of the Greek god Poseidon, who
oversaw oceanic affairs the world over.
ancient gods of earliest times were by no means the last of the mermen to
appear from the depths. Legends of mermen and mermaids have persisted, and of
course, beyond the realm of pure myth, strange specimens have been brought into
question as possible proof of strange, manlike “fishes” in our oceans.
Among the most notable of these had
been a peculiar animal that was recovered in around 1546, reportedly found near
the island of Zealand, off Denmark’s eastern mainland. This specimen purportedly
bore the likeness of a monk draped in his loose robe, though was undoubtedly a
fish, according to those who discovered the creature. Conrad Gesner, in his Historia
Animalium, later chronicled the animal, noting that it had not been the
only discovery of such a mer-monk; philosopher Anicius Boethius had reported
the discovery of a remarkably similar animal, and Gesner also recounted a
sighting of an animal off the coast of Poland seen in 1531, though perhaps this
sighting, taken at a distance, may be considered with less consequence. This
hadn’t kept the latter report from being immortalized in Guillaume du Bartas’s La
Sepmaine; ou, Creation du monde, where the poet wrote of “very
fishes living in the Seas… The mytred Bishop and the cowled Fryer; Whereof,
examples, (but a few years since) Were shew'n the Norways, and Polonian
question has remained as to what the monkfish actually was; had there been a
real creature that had the characteristic appearance of a robed monk, or might
there be a species known to us in modern times that fits that earlier
the middle of the nineteenth century, a greater degree of scientific scrutiny
was applied to the notion of sea life of the more mythic variety. Sir Richard
Owen, acclaimed paleontologist and skeptic, had questioned the credibility of
reports of purported “sea monsters” reported by the likes of nonetheless
credible sources; among them had been Captain Peter M 'Quahe, who, along with
many members of his crew, observed a large marine reptile swimming in the South
Atlantic from aboard the sailing vessel Daedalus in the summer of 1848.
In a similar spirit of skeptical inquiry, Danish zoologist Japetus Steenstrup
had proposed a novel theory about the so-called seamonk: that this creature,
and earlier tales of the mythical kraken, might have a common lineage in
misrepresented retellings of giant squid encounters. In modern times, Bernard
Heuvelmans had suggested the seamonk might have been a walrus, mirroring
Richard Owen’s earlier suppositions about an errant walrus cast adrift on ice,
which might have been mistaken for a slithering beast by M’Quahe and his crew.
Other theories have returned again to the squid hypothesis, having been given
fair attention by writer Richard Ellis.
most promising among the alternatives, however, is the literal usage of the
name “monkfish” and similar derivatives in parts of Scandinavia, which has been
attributed to the angel shark. It is a species that, despite its name, is
actually more akin to a skate. (Note here that the name “monkfish” is also used
for a fish found in the North Sea areas, which is a variety of anglerfish of
the genus Lophius; though also referred to as “monkfish”, their
flattened heads and otherwise ominous appearance have also inspired names such
as “frogfish” and “sea devil”).
theory of the angel shark bears unusual promise, as we know that the
protuberance of the skate’s nostrils, especially in relation to the less
prominent appearance of the eyes, may have first inspired sailors to trim away
parts of a skate in order to create the appearance of a more anthropomorphic
creature, dubbed the “Jenny Hanivers.” Fishermen who dried them carved the
humanlike traits into the remains, and then preserved them in a varnish so that
they might be sold as souvenirs. It was Gesner, in fact, who as far back as
1558 noted these “creatures” were in fact merely skates, and not the dragons
they were so often promoted as being.
In truth, it
seems that in the long history of purported sightings of mystery beasts of our
oceans, it becomes hard to tell whether misconceptions and misattributions
might constitute the larger majority of supposed “sightings.” Some of the
reports are indeed more promising, like that of M’Quahe’s Daedalus serpent, whereas some, like the monkfish, were in all
likelihood something else entirely. Like the eerie little Jenny Hanivers that
still haunt many a crowded Antwerp pier, the humanlike characteristics have
been up-played with these fabled beasts—even beyond their innately superficial
appearance—with the help of “improvements” through what amount to grotesque
Which, in turn,
brings to mind the notion that perhaps the “monsters” that fascinate us are, in
many cases, far less monstrous than those who pursue them.
Micah Hanks is a writer,
researcher, lecturer, and radio personality whose work addresses a variety of
scientific concepts and unexplained phenomena. Over the last decade, his
research has examined a variety of approaches to studying the unexplained,
cultural phenomena, human history, and the prospects of our technological
future as a species as influenced by science.
Stories of ghosts and haunting have frightened us
since the beginning of time. Until
recently few have dared to contact the deceased and discover the true nature of
earthbound spirits and the phenomena they create. Our understanding of the afterlife has
evolved, and with it the reality that ghosts are just like us, facing many of
the same problems we face every day.
Here we share an excerpt from Toward the Light, the
first guide dedicated solely to spirit rescue and its role in saving earthbound
spirits from their self-imposed exile on earth.
This excerpt focuses on the many reasons why spirits become earthbound
and is excerpted from Chapter 2.
At the time of our death, our Silver
Cord becomes detached and our soul begins to make the transition to the
spiritual world. Because death and dying vary so much from person to person,
the experience of this transition varies as well. Upon death, the soul is
usually greeted by family, friends, loved ones, guides, and angels. These
afterlife spirits help the soul transition to a higher plane of existence, also
known as the “other side.” Granted, there are no sides to heaven and earth. One
does not cross a distinct line into heaven. To say it’s more complex is an
understatement. “Crossing over” is just an easy analogy to explain the
transition of the soul from the earth plane of existence and a return to the greater
consciousness and energy level known as heaven.
Someone experiencing a very slow death
over the course of a few days may have already made contact with their guides,
angels, or family to prepare them for their transition. Their loved ones
comfort them, stay by their side, and slowly help them find their way to the
other side. This slow process may happen during times of a long medical
illness, coma-like states, an injury that lasts for days and gets worse, and so
on. Their soul makes its transition very slowly allowing them ample time to
prepare and feel at ease. The closer the person comes to death, the stronger
the pull to the other side.
Those souls that are ready for death find themselves
being pulled to the other side. Some people have experienced a white light or
tunnel that guides them to heaven whereas others find themselves surrounded by
friends and family. Once the person makes the conscious decision to cross, she
transitions very easily.
Although the transition is made easily
for most, there are souls that do not cross over. These souls do not complete
the full transition and remain earthbound. It’s been thought in the past that
earthbound spirits reside in the physical plane of existence. Where they remain
is actually just above the physical plane, but still well below the astral
plane of existence. The stage of transition determines which energy level the
spirit resides in. Meaning, someone who just died will still be closely
connected to the physical plane and will slowly pull to the higher and lighter
levels of existence throughout the transition process. Those who make the full
transition will move through these levels very quickly whereas those who find
themselves confused or scared during death will move very slowly. Because of
this slower movement to the higher and lighter states of existence, the
spirit’s ego, mind, and emotions will get in the way and may stop the spirit
from further movement. These spirits will find themselves between states of
existence. Because the state they reside in is closer to the physical earth
plane, these souls are known as “earthbound spirits.”
Why spirits remain earthbound
The reasons why the soul does not decide to cross
are as individual as the person who has made the decision not to cross. Some
common reasons are due to:
·Fear: There are many different
reasons why spirits feel fear at the time of their death. Fear of death itself
can be overwhelming for the spirit especially if they’ve been taught to believe
that death is a negative experience. Religious, cultural, and personal
expectations and beliefs can hinder the spirit from crossing over. In some
cultures, death is believed to be negative, so sadness and fear are strongly
associated with the experience. Also, certain cultures or societies do not
believe in the afterlife, therefore, death becomes feared. Though the spirit’s
consciousness after death becomes aware of their soul’s continuation once the
person has died, the fear will sometimes remain and will keep the spirit from transition.
Other than fear of death itself, the fear of judgment
is a powerful reason for spirits to remain behind. The reassuring white light
signals possible punishment for those who have committed violent acts and
believe they will be judged upon their crossing.
Those experiencing fear regarding death will most likely also experience
anxiety as well. Anxiety can manipulate the energy around the spirit. Thoughts
and feelings create energy manifestations around spirits. So, if a spirit is
anxious due to fear of judgment, the environment around the spirit will become
dark and negative, feeding into the spirit’s fear. This negativity can
overpower the spirit. Their focus will now be on their negative environment,
and less toward the white light and their guides. Anxiety isn’t always created
through fear; it can also be experienced from loss, grief, and through the
protection of others. Anxious feelings for the safety and welfare of others
left behind by the person’s death can also be a deciding factor for some
spirits. For example, if a parent or guardian of a child unexpectedly dies
while caring for the child, the parent might likely want to stay behind to make
sure the child is safe and protected. Some spirits do eventually cross over
once they know the child is safe, some do not. Often they decide to stick
around and stay close to their loved ones even after the danger is gone.
Anxiety can create a false belief that they are always needed and the spirit
will remain earthbound until their fear and anxiety have subsided.
grieving for their lost body may hold back from crossing over because they have
a hard time disconnecting from their physical life. Changing from the physical
to a non-physical form is usually a natural experience that most spirits accept
right away. Just like any other experience, there are those select few that
can’t let go as easily and will stay very close to their physical body and
their loved ones. It isn’t until the earthbound spirit accepts celestial form
that it is able to release its hold on physical life.
·Anger: Anger can be felt in many different
ways by the earthbound spirit. Some spirits feel anger over the situation of
their death. A rage felt that their lives were taken
from them (victims) or anger at a loss of control over others (sociopaths,
murderers) can be felt. Those spirits that weren’t ready to die might feel
anger at God for losing their lives too soon. They feel God has full control
over the reason for their death and direct their anger at God for letting it
happen. They turn their back to the white light out of spite and frustration.
Emotional wounds can linger long after a person has passed on. Unresolved
emotional conflicts and issues we all struggle with are only amplified after we
pass on, making it even harder to let go of the pain and move on. Earthbound
spirits have a hard time letting go due to the overwhelming emotions that they
are faced with. Counseling and emotional support are needed to help calm and
comfort these spirits.
·Trauma: Traumatic death can
cloud or disillusion the spirit from their guides. Some deaths can be so fast
that they do not even realize they have died. Fast deaths include fatal
accidents, medical conditions, murder, and suicide. These types of deaths can
be very traumatic which causes the spirit to release from their body very
This fast release from the body can leave the spirit dazed and confused. If you
can, think about what it feels like to be hit on the head by a very hard object
when your back was turned. Imagine how out of sorts, dizzy, confused, painful,
and scary that situation is. The same is experienced for the spirit but on a
·Guilt: People often hold
onto guilt about a decision they made or actions that they regret taking against
others. Some actions may have led to the pain and suffering of friends or loved
ones. The experience of death usually prompts a life review or a “look back”
regarding their life. This isn’t a full life review that spirits complete on
the other side, but rather a quick glimpse at the life they lived and the
choices they made. Knowing that they caused harm to someone else may cause the
spirit to feel guilt and shame. The slower the transition for the spirit to the
other side, the longer the spirit has to think about these mistakes and
negative choices. That guilt can be strong enough to cause the spirits to walk
the earth, trying to reconcile their guilt or feelings of failure. It isn’t
until the spirit can face the decisions they’ve made and forgive themselves
enough, that they decide to make their way to the other side.
·Holding onto earthly possessions:
Greed and the insatiable hunger for material things can compel spirits to
remain behind, unable to let go completely of the physical world. Addictive or
obsessive behaviors are usually present before death and can continue in the
spirit world. These behaviors are usually released once the spirit has crossed
over and connects to a higher consciousness. Earthbound spirits have yet to
make the full transition; therefore, their negative mentality of possessiveness
and greed are still very much a part of their consciousness.
·Not ready to die:
These spirits believe it really isn’t their time to go and are in a state of
disbelief that causes them to ignore the white light and beckoning loved ones,
instead turning away in an attempt to deny what has occurred to them.
Unresolved issues can influence the spirit to stay behind until they feel
resolution over a problem or situation. Sometimes messages to their loved ones
here in the physical world need to be made so that the spirit feels comfortable
enough to move on. Another reason spirits stay behind is because many people
believe that when they die, they become someone or something else. They believe
holding onto the life they lived prolongs their personality and personal joys.
Many people get caught up in the comfort of the familiar. Crossing over doesn’t
sound appealing if change is involved. Once these spirits finally decide to
release their hold on life, they transition very easily.
·Just a dream:When
a soul leaves their physical body, their soul or spirit now resides in a
non-physical plane of existence. Because it is non-physical, all physical
properties cease to exist for the soul such as time and space. Time no longer
continues the same way it does in the physical world and spirits get “trapped”
in time, or so it seems in their consciousness. This trapped state of
consciousness or “dream-like” state keeps the spirit separated from their
guides, angels, and family which is why they do not follow them to the spirit
world. Though the soul is blind to their guides and angels, they are never
alone. Our guides and angels are always by our side.
·Love: Love, or so it seems to the spirit,
can keep the spirit earthbound due to emotional attachments to others. Holding
onto romantic partners or obsessive attachments to people they have feelings
for can keep the spirit very close to that individual. Lust or desire for
others keeps the spirit at a low vibrational level because it isn’t true
unconditional love. Other spirits feel such a strong devotion to the ones they
love that they find it hard to let go. These emotions can overwhelm the spirit,
making them less receptive to their guides and loved ones.
is a trained psychic, empath, and medium with more than 20 years' experience in
the paranormal and spiritual fields. At a young age she learned she had the
ability to communicate with her spiritual and animal guides. Throughout her
childhood she developed astral projection as well as the ability to see auras.
Amy has been a successful spirit rescue
medium since 2002 and was the lead medium on many local ghost investigations.
She works alongside other mediums and spirit rescue specialists to help aid
spirits in their transition to the other side. She lives with her husband and
four children in New Hampshire and conducts workshops and seminars locally and
Next to Bigfoot and the Abominable
Snowman, probably the most talked about cryptid ape is the Orang-pendek, a
small, bipedal creature that dwells in the thick forests of Sumatra. Although
expeditions to find the creature have certainly come to the fore in the last
couple of decades, the people of Sumatra have a history and lore of the animal
that dates back to the beginnings of recorded history on the island.
Given that the Orang-pendek walks upright,
just as we do, and stands at a height of four and a half to five feet in
height, its name is highly appropriate. In English, it translates to “short
man.” Most witnesses to the creature describe it as having black or brown hair;
however, a somewhat reddish colored hair has also been reported, in a minority
of cases. Also echoing the idea of the Orang-Pendek having somewhat human
qualities, it is sometimes said to have a head of long, flowing hair extending
to the shoulders – but which may actually be something more akin to a mane.
Long before the Orang-pendek was on
anyone’s radar, however, there was talk of other
hair-covered humanoids inhabiting the jungles of Sumatra. In his 1784 book,
The History of Sumatra, William
Mardsen told a fascinating story. Mardsen – who worked for the East India
Company – said: “In the course of my inquiries among the natives, concerning
the aborigines of the island, I have been informed of two different species of
people dispersed in the woods, and avoiding all communication with the other
inhabitants. They are called the Orang Cooboo and the Orang Googoo.”
Mardsen said, of both species, that
they existed in significant numbers, and particularly so in the regions between
Palembang and Jambie. He also commented on stories he had heard, specifically
concerning how some of the creatures had been captured and used as slaves, and
how a man at Laboon had wed a “tolerably handsome Cooboo girl.”
According to Mardsen, both the
Cooboo and the Googoo possessed a language and fed “promiscuously” on just
about anything and everything they could get their hands on, including deer,
snakes, and wild hogs. As for their appearances, Mardsen described the Googoo
as being far fiercer in nature than the Cooboo and added that their bodies were
covered in long hair. More controversially, Mardsen added that: “There have not
been above two or three instances of their being met with by the people of
Laboon and one of these was entrapped many years ago…He had children by a
Laboon woman, who were also more hairy than the common race.”
Mardsen concluded: “The reader will
bestow what measure of faith he thinks due, on this relation, the veracity of
which I do not pretend to vouch for. It probably has some foundation in truth
but is exaggerated in the circumstances.”
Astonishingly, Sumatra appears to be
filled to the brim with mysterious, hairy hominids, many clearly displaying
notable differences in their appearances. It is, of course, possible that all
of the reports can be attributed to the Orang-pendek and nothing else. On the
other hand, however, some cases do appear to imply the presence of at least
several kinds of unknown ape on Sumatra. Two classic examples come from a
highly credible source, L.C. Westenenk, who served as the Governor of Sumatra
in the early 20th Century. Of the first case, which occurred in
1910, Westenenk said:
“A boy from Padang employed as an
overseer by Mr. van H--- had to stake the boundaries of a piece of land for
which a long lease had been applied. One day he took several coolies into the
virgin forest on the Barissan Mountains near Loeboek Salasik. Suddenly he saw,
some 15m away, a large creature, low on its feet, which ran like a man. It was
very hairy and was not an Orang-utan; but its face was not like an ordinary
Clearly, the reference to a “large
creature” does not fit the description of Orang-pendek, which is of distinctly
small stature. The next case that Westenenk heard of took place seven years
later, in 1917. The witness was one Mr. Oostingh, a coffee-plantation owner
based in Dataran. The location was the forest of Boekit Kaba, where Oostingh
encountered something remarkable. Westenenk made careful note of Oostingh’s
“[The creature’s] body was as large
as a medium-sized native’s and he had thick square shoulders, not sloping at
all. The color was not brown, but looked like black earth, a sort of duty
black, more grey than black. He clearly noticed my presence. He did not so much
as turn his head, but stood up on his feet: he seemed quite as tall as I, about
Oostingh then suddenly became deeply
concerned by the strange beast in his midst: “Then I saw that it was not a man,
and I started back, for I was not armed. The creature took several paces,
without the least haste, and then, with his ludicrously long arm, grasped a
sapling, which threatened to break under his weight, and quietly sprang into a
tree, swinging in great leaps alternately to right and to left.”
For those who might be inclined to
think that Oostingh encountered nothing stranger than an Orang-utan, it’s
important to note what he had to say next: “My chief impression was and still
is ‘What an enormously large beast!’ It was not an Orang-utan; I had seen one
of these large apes before at the Artis,
the Amsterdam Zoo. It was more like a monstrously large siamang, but a siamang
has long hair, and there was no doubt it had short hair. I did not see the
face, for, indeed, it never once looked at me.”
Nick Redfern is the author of many books, including his most recent Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind . He has appeared on more than 70 TV shows, including: Fox News; the BBC’s Out of This World; the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; the History Channel’s Monster Quest, America’s Book of Secrets, Ancient Aliens, and UFO Hunters; the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural; and MSNBC’s Countdown. Nick writes regularly for UFO Magazine, Mysterious Universe, and Fate.