Shadows & Strangeness – New Book Out
I have released a new book on Kindle and paperback at Amazon. Shadows & Strangeness : A Collection of True Ghost Stories, Hauntings and Weirdness is nnother new collection of true ghost stories and tales of the paranormal from G. Michael Vasey. Haunted homes, strange places, poltergeist, haunted hotels and much, much more in this new collection. A scary read for nigh time….
I started reading stories and experiences that I had collected looking for that extra special new angle. I realized after a while that what I find spooky are stories in which the protagonist isn’t identifiable. What I mean by that is that the ghost, apparition, entity or whatever, is something that cannot be described. I came to this conclusion after spending several additional hours watching various video channels and their ghosts or paranormal weirdness captured on film offerings. The ones that scared me, left me chilled, were the type where someone is in the dark in the forest and their flashlight accidentally picks up two bright red eyes staring back at them in the darkness. We never find out what those eyes belonged to. In fact, we really don’t want to know……
I’m Now on SubStack!
I decided to do a substack… perhaps you would join me there and subscribe?
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There is a movie on Amazon called Bliss. I have watched it twice and I see so much hidden in this movie that resonates deeply within me.
When I was a small buy, I had an idea that I was sitting in a small room attached to a machine and that this life was just a holiday or something experienced through that machine. Back in the mid 1960’s and at the age of 6, I certainly had not heard of virtual reality. I also had this vision that there were rows and rows of these rooms each with a machine and a person connected to it. I also used to dream such amazingly detailed dreams of another life and another place…..
When I saw the Matrix and 13th Floor, I had a similar feeling that someone was using these movies to remind us that we live in a simulation.
Then I saw Bliss.
In Bliss (spoilers ahead), we meet a man bored with life, work and so on taking anti depressants and dreaming his way through post-divorce life endlessly drawing pictures of a place and a woman. One day, he is fired but by accident, he kills his boss and to avoid any issues, props him up against the window behind a curtain. He then makes his escape to the bar across the street plainly not knowing what to do.
There, a homeless lady befriends him, asks him to retrieve some strange pills from her boyfriend in the bathroom and then tells him – it’s not real. Your boss isn’t real. She tells him she can save him from being accused of murder and after a little joint meditation, the window opens by itself and the bosses body falls to the street and it is judged a suicide.
As they walk down the street and back at her open air home on the street, she teaches him how to manipulate this reality as it isn’t real. They light candles from a distance and generally play havoc with people. They have some degree of magical control over this reality it seems. He then shows her his pictures and she points out that she is the woman he has drawn and that they are and should be together. They kiss.
His daughter is worried about him and is trying to find him and rescue him from whatever delusions he is going through living on the street with a homeless person. Seeing that he is uncertain about the non-reality of the world they are in, they use some other crystals to break out of this virtual reality to prove to hime it is not real.
They wake up seated in a circle attached to a machine that has multiple human-like brains floating around in a tank. Now in a perfect world where no one goes without and everyone has whatever they need, he finally sees that what he has been drawing is the home that they shared in this reality. We discover that the virtual world is an experiment for she has come to the conclusion that in a world of perfection,, one cannot experience bliss because you have no polarities. There is no rich or poor, love or hate, no suffering and so no happiness. The experiment, which is rumored to have issues, is to show that by using a virtual world to give polar experiences, people will appreciate perfection so much more.
However, even as they proving this to others, he is seeing his daughter from the virtual world. She asks him which is real and which is not. The perfect world is breaking down into disorder as a result of boredom and unhappiness and we are treated to a scene in which a man is explaining that tortoises sit atop tortoises atop tortoises… it seems an odd intrusion into the movie unless you read it as a hint. The hint is further reinforced when he uses magic in this perfect world as well after swallowing the same crystals used in the virtual world. In other words, both worlds are virtual and the implication is that there are N virtual worlds one on top of another like the tortoises discussed. Which then is real?
They have to return to the imperfect virtual reality because – and I am interpreting here – there is only free will in this duality. Free will is not really there in the perfect world – its like heaven – but you have no free will. So they go back and in the end, only one can return back to the perfect world, so he stays with his daughter and she goes back to her experiment.
If is sounds odd, watch it.
In my opinion, this movie has much magical depth. It addresses free will, magic or the use of powers hidden in the programming of the virtual world, parallel universes, the meaning of life and so much more.
In the end, it reminded me again that I think this a simulation. I too think I have had memories of another reality. I think here I have free will and here I can learn and grow as a spiritual being. I also saw in the movie the idea that the material sucks you in and consumes your mind if you allow it to and in that sense, it can be a wasted experience to some extent because you are unaware of the greater purpose. What you focus on, you give your attention and energy. Thus, you create your own reality and that can be hell or heaven. We can learn to bend the rules, make magic and control our reality but first you must escape the idea that this is real. You must get beyond a simple focus on the ‘reality’ around you and instead interpret it as a place of learning to experience, wilfully control and learn from.
The movie is amazing.
As I was walking through the forest this morning with Rocky, I was reflecting on my unsuccessful attempt last night to buy some clothing. I had been looking for a hoodie or a jumper or something that fit me and would keep me warm as I am down to three hoodies that look a bit worn these days. The first thing that struck me was that I must be a really big person – like huge. Now, I am overweight despite my best efforts to lose and stay fit but I don’y think I am a giant or obviously obese or anything. Looking around the mall last night, I certainly did not look out of place – other men were bigger than me. However, in most brand name stores, nothing fits me. Nothing. I tried on 2xx sized jumpers and hoodies and tops and they all did not fit me. In Reserved, I was told that is the largest size they make! If so where do normal sized men buy clothing?
I think most of these brand name stores sell to a demographic of teens and twenty somethings who are still lean and thin. Anyone past 40 who has added a little weight or anyone over 6 foot tall – forget it. Don’t bother shopping there as you are not catered for at all.
I’m 6 foot 4 or 193cm and I weight over 105kg. I’m not small. However, I am not a fit for the oversized shops either. I simply appear to fit the gap somewhere.
The other thought was this. I didn’t even try on a lot of stuff I saw because emblazoned on the front were things like ‘Adidas’ or “Pill and Bear”and so on.
I’m not a billboard! If I were, I’d charge a nice fee. It seems that humanity is indeed gullible to go around as walking billboards. And add stupidity as well since it is likely you paid a hefty premium for the pleasure of becoming a billboard for your favorite brand. Sorry Adidas, if you want me to parade around as a billboard, you pay me to wear your damned clothing. You compensate me for that.
Most people want to be a walking billboard because they want people to know they are wearing Gucci or whatever. Seriously, you are not only paying more money than the clothing is worth but you have paid to be a billboard. Idiocy.
Learn How to Survive
After listening to Jeremy Clarkson talking about farming and the UK’s permanent Government bureaucracy (Civil Service) know nothings inventing more and more rules to make the farmer’s daily work harder as well as the doing away with subsidies, I think we are in for a rough ride with food supplies. In the Netherlands, Framers are being pushed out of work and their land taken. The same is happening in the UK just in a different way and I suspect it is actually something going on everywhere in the west behind our backs. The reasons are many and varied but you can bet they all involve narratives about sustainable and such nonsense.
This is just yet another example of the blind or the wilfully evil leading their increasingly stupid human lemmings over the cliff. It’s not that these humans are truly stupid just that from birth they have been conditioned, programmed and traumatised to accept the narratives as fact. any attempt to argue against these usually ridiculous narratives are met with all sorts of censorship and nastiness – and I suspect this too is only going to get worse given the laws on internet, hate speech and so on that are being promoted and passed by the very same blind or wilfully evil politicians. Your freedom to think, disagree and speak out are being eliminated. Agree or we remove your rights.
The problem is that many of the things that the narrative drives humanity towards like less farming, electric vehicles, renewables and so on, are not actually possible. Not enough metals, not enough wind or sun and soon, not enough food to go around.
This is the reason I use the term s human lemmings because over the cliff they will all go following the narratives to their death and demise only realising as the fall what utter stupid twats they have been. They will read this and disagree yet over the cliff they will go…
The other part of all of this and of Jeremy Clarkson’s commentary on farming is this – most people would not be able to grow their own food, mend their own equipment, or actually survive on their own. So when food is in short supply along with most other things needed for life, they will die. How many people here know how to kill, gut and prepare a pig? How many people here know what plants can be eaten in the wild and which cannot? How many people here would know how to purify water to drink?
I do. I made it my business to learn and in the coming months, I will buy or rent some land and grow my own food. Here at home I have my survival bag all packed and ready to go. It has most of what I need to survive in the forest. I have done my survival training class. I know how to read a map, use a compass, make a shelter and forage for food.
How many of you do?
Trust me, if we go on following brain dead narratives around climate, sustainability and all of the globalist communist words, you will need to find out and soon.
A Must See Movie
It is a bit gory in parts but its must see viewing and has got the establishment all defensive – as it should…
Ghosts and Hauntings with Jeff Belanger
In my latest podcast, I chat with Jeff Belanger about ghosts, hauntings and much more. It was a fun chat and a good long overdue catch up after working with Jeff a bit in my day job in the early 2000’s.
Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific researchers of folklore and legends today. A natural storyteller, he’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books (published in six languages). He also hosts the award-winning New England Legends weekly podcast, which has garnered over 4 million downloads since its launch, and ranks in the top 1/2 percent of all podcasts as far as popularity according to Listen Notes.
Always one for chasing adventures, Jeff has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, he’s explored the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, he’s searched the catacombs of Paris, France (where he encountered his first ghost), he faced his life-long struggle with basophobia on his birthday by skydiving, and he’s been ghost hunting all over the world from a former TB asylum in Kentucky, to medieval castles in Europe, to an abandoned prison in Australia.
Jeff got his start as a journalist in 1997, where he learned how to connect with people from all walks of life. For his work, he’s interviewed thousands of people about their encounters with the profound.
His books include the best sellers: The World’s Most Haunted Places, Weird Massachusetts, Our Haunted Lives, The Call of Kilimanjaro, and Who’s Haunting the White House?. He founded Ghostvillage.com in 1999—one of the Web’s most popular paranormal destinations—and he’s a noted speaker and media personality. He was featured in the 100th episode of Stories from the Stage on PBS, he’s given a TEDx talk in New York City, and he spoke at MENSA’s national conference.
Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today, and has served as the writer and researcher on numerous television series including every single episode of Ghost Adventures (25 seasons and counting), Paranormal Challenge, and Aftershocks on the Trvl Channel and Discovery+, and Amish Haunting on Destination America. He’s been featured on-camera as an expert and investigator on several Shock Docs on the Trvl Channel and Discovery+, and he’s been a guest on hundreds of radio, podcast, and television networks and programs including: The History Channel, The Trvl Channel, Biography Channel, Reelz, PBS, NECN, Living TV (UK), Sunrise 7 (Australia), Bell (Canada), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, National Public Radio, The BBC, Darkness Radio, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM.
The mind is a weird thing
It plots its own insanity
Weaving tales fantastic
And clothing them with realism
What is reality?
What am I?
Why am I living
In one big bloody lie?
Am I the only one that sees it?
Am I the one with my head
Sticking out from under the veil?
And what silly tale
Will they tell us next
I have memories of another me
Another world where I am free
Seem more real than real to me
I’m convinced this is a test
A simulated game to see
If I can truly be me
Not a sheep or an NPC
But a hero on a journey
To bring fire out of the dark
New Sampler on Kindle – Whispers in the Darkness
I put out a sampler on Kindle for anyone who hasn’t read any of my books but would like to read a scary story or two… called Whispers in the Darkness it is available at the lowest price on Amazon.
Whispers in the Darkness is a scary sampler of the true paranormal stories collected, edited and written by G. Michael Vasey. It contains stories from many of his hit books like Watched from the Shadows, The My Haunted Life series, The Scary best and so on.
Vasey is a collector of stories and he compiles collections of true paranormal experiences like the My Haunted Life series as well as produces more investigative works utilising true stories as examples like Chilling Tales of the Black Eyed Kids. This book contains a selection across both types of book. It is available only in Kindle format and at the cheapest price in the hope that it will help to bring new readers to his entire collection of books.
Scary stories of ghosts, haunted homes, black-eyed kids and much, much more…