Category: shadow people/ ghosts/ orbs/ demons/ poltergeists /EVP/ time travel /extraterrestrials

“I grew up in a haunted manor that was used as a field hospital by both the North and South during the Civil War”

What or who it is that is roaming your property? Is it simply the soul, or spirit, of a deceased person or animal that has manifest itself or, is there an architectural explanation for the eerie sounds you hear at night?

Except for the explanation of e.g. sleep paralysis and the haunted frequency which was discovered by Vic Tandy, there has to be a reason for these shadows, visiting you during the darkest hours of the night, to exist in our reality.

Welcome or welcome back to The Next Truth podcasts…“Let’s ask questions”.

Today I am speaking with author, freelance writer, screenwriter and artist, Sharon Day about her experiences while growing up in a haunted house.

I want you to STOP whatever it is that you are doing and listen to this podcast!

According to the evolutionary timeline of the human species we are so familiar with, we have been born with a brain that is capable of abstract thinking, solving problems and calculating and thus predicting the outcome of our actions.  In other words, we are able to create a myriad solid progresses in the fields we are interested in by means of learning new stuff that leads us to approach what is already known with a brand new view. 

Unfortunately, by means of this ability we, regardless the trigger, are also able to destroy each new thing that crosses our path what leaves us gazing at the shadows in Plato’s cave.

Welcome or welcome back to The Next Truth podcasts…“Let’s ask questions”.

Some call the mind-set of today’s scientific pioneers creativity or out-of-the-box thinking and welcome every step towards a new theory within the field they are conducting their research.    But, alas, there are still people who view anything new with a destructive judgment  and consider this way of approaching known science, in which a myriad thought experiments are being conducted, a collection of beliefs or practices, which are mistakenly based on the scientific method. Aka Pseudo science. 

I am your host Maria Anna van Driel and today I am welcoming back the Director of the nonprofit Institute for Resonance in Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Simeon Hein, and speak with him about how cold  fusion can be connected to Bigfoot sightings and…  how classifying groundbreaking science has the power to stagnate any evolutionary path…regardless if it is biological, mechanical or, on a quantum level.

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Quantum Immortality: Could it be a possible explanation for ghostly apparitions?

Hauntings, EVP’s and Mystical Visions; how does our brain translate this information? Can these events be scientifically explained? Is telepathy a primordial language? And why do lamps swing in the moment a poltergeist is presenting itself?

Welcome or welcome back to The Next Truth podcasts “Let’s Ask Questions”.

Do you also have questions about what might lie beyond our ordinary vision, time and reality? What is it that is dwelling in the afterlife? IS there an afterlife.

Recently I had a very interesting conversation with paranormal researcher from PRI-UK, Nick Howe who took me on a journey through a quantum universe while seeking answers for what the afterlife may contain.

So, sit back and let your mind run over this theory of Quantum Immortality. Could this theory be the answer for the question ‘What is a ghost?’

To visit the website of PRI-UK: https://www.paranormalresearchinvestigators.co.uk/

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Your Quantum Consciousness: What is it and, what is its location

Welcome or welcome back to the brand new series of The Next Truth podcasts…“Let’s ask questions”.

Today I am welcoming back author and Near-Death- and Out-of-Body Experiences expert, Lynn Kathleen Russell and speak with her about what is oneness, how can we tap-in into it and, can we explain the hereafter through quantum mechanics?

– To become more familiar with the amazing work Lynn is doing visit her website: Home ⋆ Lynn K Russell | The Wonder of You – What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself

– Follow Lynn via FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/lynn.k.russe…

– For her books visit: https://lynnkrussell.com/books/

– For the interview in where Dr. Sean Carroll explains ‘Quantum Immortality’: https://youtu.be/JJwUd53-dZ8

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Curious about what the new TNT-Podcasts have in store for you?

The Next Truth is working around the clock to find you the most mind dazzling, fascinating, creepiest and awe-inspiring stories, theories and research. All from a scientific point of view.

Stay tuned as The Next Truth is building her library for you.

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Coming soon! New TNT Podcasts

After a brief period of not broadcasting any Podcasts, The Next Truth is starting to build up a library again. Podcasts which are discussing the most amazing stories, mind dazzling theories and, out-of-the-box questions.

Do you have a story and/or theory that should reach the general public and/or young people? Drop me a message via email, FB or LinkedIn and see if your topic is fitting the philosophy of The Next Truth.

Email: info@nexttruth.com

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I’m an astronomer and I think aliens may be out there – but UFO sightings aren’t persuasive

Many people who say they have seen UFOs are either dog walkers or smokers. Aaron Foster/THeImage Bank/Getty Images

Chris Impey, University of Arizona

If intelligent aliens visit the Earth, it would be one of the most profound events in human history.

Surveys show that nearly half of Americans believe that aliens have visited the Earth, either in the ancient past or recently. That percentage has been increasing. Belief in alien visitation is greater than belief that Bigfoot is a real creature, but less than belief that places can be haunted by spirits.

Scientists dismiss these beliefs as not representing real physical phenomena. They don’t deny the existence of intelligent aliens. But they set a high bar for proof that we’ve been visited by creatures from another star system. As Carl Sagan said, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

I’m a professor of astronomy who has written extensively on the search for life in the universe. I also teach a free online class on astrobiology. Full disclosure: I have not personally seen a UFO.

Unidentified flying objects

UFO means unidentified flying object. Nothing more, nothing less.

There’s a long history of UFO sightings. Air Force studies of UFOs have been going on since the 1940s. In the United States, “ground zero” for UFOs occurred in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico. The fact that the Roswell incident was soon explained as the crash landing of a military high-altitude balloon didn’t stem a tide of new sightings. The majority of UFOs appear to people in the United States. It’s curious that Asia and Africa have so few sightings despite their large populations, and even more surprising that the sightings stop at the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Most UFOs have mundane explanations. Over half can be attributed to meteors, fireballs and the planet Venus. Such bright objects are familiar to astronomers but are often not recognized by members of the public. Reports of visits from UFOs inexplicably peaked about six years ago.

Many people who say they have seen UFOs are either dog walkers or smokers. Why? Because they’re outside the most. Sightings concentrate in evening hours, particularly on Fridays, when many people are relaxing with one or more drinks.

A few people, like former NASA employee James Oberg, have the fortitude to track down and find conventional explanations for decades of UFO sightings. Most astronomers find the hypothesis of alien visits implausible, so they concentrate their energy on the exciting scientific search for life beyond the Earth. https://www.youtube.com/embed/lAopNJMbFEI?wmode=transparent&start=0 Most UFO sightings have been in the United States.

Are we alone?

While UFOs continue to swirl in the popular culture, scientists are trying to answer the big question that is raised by UFOs: Are we alone?

Astronomers have discovered over 4,000 exoplanets, or planets orbiting other stars, a number that doubles every two years. Some of these exoplanets are considered habitable, since they are close to the Earth’s mass and at the right distance from their stars to have water on their surfaces. The nearest of these habitable planets are less than 20 light years away, in our cosmic “back yard.” Extrapolating from these results leads to a projection of 300 million habitable worlds in our galaxy. Each of these Earth-like planets is a potential biological experiment, and there have been billions of years since they formed for life to develop and for intelligence and technology to emerge.

Astronomers are very confident there is life beyond the Earth. As astronomer and ace exoplanet-hunter Geoff Marcy, puts it, “The universe is apparently bulging at the seams with the ingredients of biology.” There are many steps in the progression from Earths with suitable conditions for life to intelligent aliens hopping from star to star. Astronomers use the Drake Equation to estimate the number of technological alien civilizations in our galaxy. There are many uncertainties in the Drake Equation, but interpreting it in the light of recent exoplanet discoveries makes it very unlikely that we are the only, or the first, advanced civilization.

This confidence has fueled an active search for intelligent life, which has been unsuccessful so far. So researchers have recast the question “Are we alone?” to “Where are they?”

The absence of evidence for intelligent aliens is called the Fermi Paradox. Even if intelligent aliens do exist, there are a number of reasons why we might not have found them and they might not have found us. Scientists do not discount the idea of aliens. But they aren’t convinced by the evidence to date because it is unreliable, or because there are so many other more mundane explanations.

Modern myth and religion

UFOs are part of the landscape of conspiracy theories, including accounts of abduction by aliens and crop circles created by aliens. I remain skeptical that intelligent beings with vastly superior technology would travel trillion of miles just to press down our wheat.

It’s useful to consider UFOs as a cultural phenomenon. Diana Pasulka, a professor at the University of North Carolina, notes that myths and religions are both means for dealing with unimaginable experiences. To my mind, UFOs have become a kind of new American religion.

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So no, I don’t think belief in UFOs is crazy, because some flying objects are unidentified, and the existence of intelligent aliens is scientifically plausible.

But a study of young adults did find that UFO belief is associated with schizotypal personality, a tendency toward social anxiety, paranoid ideas and transient psychosis. If you believe in UFOs, you might look at what other unconventional beliefs you have.

I’m not signing on to the UFO “religion,” so call me an agnostic. I recall the aphorism popularized by Carl Sagan, “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.”

Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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Young People Science Sept/Oct 2021

The Next Truth is experiencing a, via MagCloud, minor upload problem therefore, feel free to download your free copy of “Young People Science” via acedemia.edu

There is a problem in the world and that is… the bravery deficit and it leads to an unequal representation of women and men in STEM and STE(A)M fields.

This battle of this ‘stereo-typing’ is a solvable problem but solving this thorny issue requires the efforts of many mentors (including parents) of empowering more young women to get involved in STEM subjects…not only because a balanced number of male and female scientists is providing scientific problems and questions to be viewed from several different angles also because that is one of the fastest areas in which young woman can gain economic independence.

I am of the opinion that it is time for us mentors to take that step forward into the world and voice our thoughts and experiences for young people to realize that this narrow vision of boys being better in any scientific field then girls, is no fact at all.  

Download your free copy of “The Next Truth” via acedemia.edu

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Panspermia; Can it Explain the Origin of Life on Earth? — are ‘we’ the aliens we are looking for?

By Maria Anna van Driel


How life originated on Earth is a question that we have pondered over for decades already.

Intriguing Theories and questions like could we be Martians, is a flippant way of asking, are planets isolated islands or can they transfer life? In other words, could life have been transferred from, for instance, Mars to Earth in meteorites? If so, how did these alien bacteria altered life on Earth?

Click here to read the full article via the website of Medium. Photo credit: The Next Truth

By asking questions as such, a variety in scientific theories has pilled-up over time as well as it has reached the realm of many science fiction movies. Nowadays we know that life can survive in space, travel through the Mesosphere (housing meteors and rock fragments) and eventually can enter the Troposphere where it is free to both merge with any biological life form and hitchhiking on any non-biological object that is present on Earth.

But, even though we are trying to solve this mind dazzling puzzle with, among others, modern devices, this question if life can be transferred from one planet to another in such a simple, natural manner, is just an extension of old questions whereby one plausible answer hovers on the border of being science-fiction; the ‘Panspermia Theory’.

Panspermia…does this theory speak of blood thirsty aliens from deep space looking like giant cockroaches trying to merge with the human species? Are they sending killer viruses from a neighbor galaxy in order to establish an invasion of slimy worms slithering the Earth’s surface searching for the most perfect host, which might be YOU?

Okay, relax, it does not, but you catch my drift … right? Life on Earth being supported by life-forms (e.g. bacteria) having an extraterrestrial origin, may not be such a farfetched idea after all. But, before you get all excited and dust off your time machine, break out your favorite third-sided dimensional reality and start collecting moon rocks to find out if it is containing life, let me explain this theory.

Click here to read the full article via the website of Medium

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The Next Truth Newsletter, August 2021

First of all, please, feel free to download the interactive TNT-Newsletter of August 2021 from www.independent.academia.edu or, from my LinkedIn profile and share the PDF with family, friends, colleagues and students.

Secondly, I would like to take this opportunity to express my relativistic charged enthusiasm again concerning a second STE(A)M article of mine being accepted and published on the website of Coderz… “Should we take a second look at how we teach today?”(Part I of III) www.coderZ.com

I know, I know…after reading it you might experience an uncomfortable, perhaps eerie,  moment for some stepping out this stuffy and cramped tunnel and becoming more transparent but, showing young people how your creative – out-of-the-box – thinking has lead you in solving the problems you encountered during your research, is of most importance. Why? Because, and perhaps you might remember this from your own study time, most young people are immensely overwhelmed by the scope of their future they desperately want with no concept of where to begin. In this they need you, your expertise, experiences and enthusiasm as a role model!

For my other blog articles in where I discuss how, among others, science is not limiting itself to grids, formulas and PowerPoint presentations, please visit: Medium.com

Science is Boring, Creativity is Stupid!…uh-whaaauh? (Part II of II)
“Science” isn’t a stable or single idea”

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