Category: Ask Maria Anna

Paranormal Phenomena; Does the Origin Lie in a Forgotten Human Ability?

With film director, science-based paranormal investigator and award winning author Benjamin Radford

It is being said that when a ghost, spirit or demonic force is in the near…your hair is standing up straight due the static electrical charge it is moving in and/or with. But what if there is another reason for our hair to act this crazy from time to time?

What if we… the modern version of the Homo Sapiens … still possess a primordial but natural ability of blowing ourselves up, so to speak, as soon as we are in a stress or dangerous situation?

Indeed, an idea as such could be for some a ridiculous one but imagine you walking home from work and you are passing a dark allay. You will feel a little bit stressy due to the fact of you not knowing what might be hiding in the dark corners. This feeling of fear could be a left over from ancient times in order for us to sense if there is a blood thirsty predator or not and then to flee or fight?

I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you are listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet” and this week I am speaking with, film director, science-based paranormal investigator and award-winning author and co-author of over twenty books and thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking, and media literacy, Bejamin Radford about if there could be a more Earthly explanation for what we have become to understand as “The Paranormal”.

I Was Very Curious to Meet “Him”

Attorney of Law Ms. Karen Conti weighs in on her experience with serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

“John Gacy had no conscience about what he did”, Ms Karen Conti comments in an interview published by The Sun on 6 September 2019. “He was the kind of guy I always say, could rape someone kill them and then eat a ham sandwich with their body in the room.”

Clowns, they were once figures of innocent fun, brightly colored jesters performing to laughing children – but the real-life story of killer clown John Wayne Gacy is more disturbing than anything you will see in cinemas.

John Wayne Gacy, aka Pogo the Clown, was one of the most sadistic serial killers in the 1970s.  No one could suspect that beneath the colorful makeup a cruel and pitiless murderer was lurking who was luring his young victims back to his home in Norwood Park, Illinois.  … killing at least 33 young men and boys.

It was in March of this year that I became tremendously curious to this horrifying case when I encountered Ms. Conti’s story about how she had served as one of John Gacy’s last attorneys as he fought to overturn his pending death sentence that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame.

Not only does Ms. Conti know what it is like to look the killer clown in the eye, she is a dynamic and influential attorney in the local and national legal community and has handled of numerous high-profile cases.

She is a member of the Illinois, California, and U.S. Supreme Court bars. She taught and lectured at Stanford University and American University in Washington, D.C., regular appears on MSNBC, Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, truTV, and other media venues. Her current focus is on her practice in family law, where she has gained prominence among her peers and the bench.

I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet” and this week I am speaking with Ms. Karen Conti about how the story of a young lawyer, whose client turned out to be a sadistic serial killer wearing a painted smile, begins. 

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How Does Our Brain Translate the Messages From What it is that Dwelling in the Realms of the Beyond.

With Nick Howe and Andy Wilson

Hauntings, EVP’s and Mystical Visions; how does our brain translate this and what is the ‘the-new-house’ effect?    

Andy Wilson and Nick Howe are both, trained by ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena), and dedicated paranormal investigators from London, UK whereby they approach each case in a rational manner. While gathering the evidence and trying to make sense of what still lies beyond the borders of the unexplained, they do not hesitate to add some humor to their investigations every now and then.

Even though a national daily newspaper reported in July 2015 that 82% of Britons believe in the supernatural, 68% say they have experienced a supernatural event and 56% have had some sort of contact from a bereaved loved one… many are still holding a skeptical view on the scientific research conducted in order to search for a plausible explanation of what these paranormal events really are.

I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”.    This week I am welcoming back two dedicated and trained by the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, UK-en paranormal investigators, Nick Howe and Andy Wilson whose view is that a more rational approach has to be taken, one which respects the client’s opinions and privacy.

Watch the very first video version of the TNT-Podcasts

Together with their team PRI-UK, Nick and Andy are gathering evidence and trying to make sense of what still lies beyond the borders of the unexplained and share the opinion that, despite the wide spread belief, some scientific fields lacks a broad minded approach to the paranormal and generally rejects the idea that these unexplained events could occur.

I believe these events are not just your mind playing tricks on you. In fact, there might actually be a scientific explanation for things like ghosts, demonic hauntings, and even shadow people. 

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Science Has True Frontiers!

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The president and co-founder of INTERSTELLARS, Mrs. Chiara Chiesa is aiming her focus on inspiring girls and women to pursue STEM and space careers.

Mrs. Chiara Chiesa who is an International Public Relation expert and Space Technology Commercialization Transfer advisor and recently has being selected as mentor, female model and ambassador for the Space4Woman Network of the United Nations for Space Affairs. UNOOSA United Office for Outer Space Affairs.

Listen to the podcast of Chiara Chiesa via Podbean:
https://thenexttruth.podbean.com/mf/play/0ezsku/Podcast_Chiara_Chiesa_b2kxx.mp3

I think is was about 3 weeks ago that a friend of mine from the scientific community mailed me a highly interesting link what directed me to Chiara’s LinkedIn post what read that she is one of the 27 women, chosen between space professionals and space industry leaders from all over the world, who will engage in popular activities and, with personal stories, aim to inspire and mentoring girls and women to study STEM subjects and access the space sector.

And if that is not impressive enough, she is also the president and co-founder of INTERSTELLARS and fond of new technologies, sales advisor for Graphene-xt and PR and advisor for Walle mobility, which is a taxy-drone startup.

Chiara is one of the 1000 “Unstoppable women” who are changing Italy through innovation, list by StartupItalia and aims her focus on inspiring girls and women to pursue STEM and space careers.

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This Months Edition of “Young People Science” is FREE for You to Download

Have you ever wondered how your brain is reacting when you eat too much sugar…why mountain climbers have chocolate in their backpacks or how cotton candy is being made?

The Next Truth: Young People Science has research these, and more, fun questions for you to wrap your mind around and to become smarter than you teachers.

But wait! This month you don’t have ask your parents…you can download the FREE PDF via the website and read all about “The Science of Candy”

Follow the link for purchasing a PoD or digital version of YOUR MAGAZINE.
https://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/1512517

* Questions you have been walking around with for years? The Next Truth provides an answer! Email your questions to; info@nexttruth.com

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The very first podcast of “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”

“Paranormal Underground; The Backbone of The Next Truth”

With the founders and owners of PUG, Cheryl Knight-Wilson & Chad Wilson

Welcome to the very first podcast of “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”, a weekly podcast in where scientists and citizen scientists speak about their incredible research with you to explore these awe-inspiring theories, mind dazzling paradoxes, the connections between accepted and noetic science and…everything in between. 

I’m your host Maria Anna van Driel and this week I have the privilege to speak with Cheryl Knight-Wilson and Chad Wilson who are the founders and owners of Paranormal Underground magazine.

Not only are Cheryl and Chad’s magazine and podcasts your connection to the paranormal world as they are covering a wide variety of topics that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding… they are also the backbone of The Next Truth! Without their support, courage and energy… The Next Truth would never been born in the first place.

PUG is available on paranormalunderground.net (PDF-on-demand), magcloud.com (print-on-demand), and issuu.com (read online for free).

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The Next Truth Has Gained a New Look

It was October 2018 that The Next Truth launched her very first magazine. Since then many of you have became familiar with the magazines look. This has slightly changed as both magazines of The Next Truth has gained a NEW LOOK.

https://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/1512517?fbclid=IwAR30-lelWtgxs5sTJJ4BmkNgNZxQfTaHznUur48ClXzHOLUGRpKKj41CvCg

These new layouts are not be withheld from you and can now be downloaded as a free PDF.

The Next Truth is not coming back with new editions containing fasinating articles, we are also going to present with you a weekly podcast in where renowned scientists and citizen scientists speak about their incredible research, awe-inspiring theories and mind dazzling paradoxes for you to explore the connections between accepted and noetic science.

So, fasten your galactic seatbelts and stay tuned as our guests will amaze you with their new research conducted what will let you balance on the edge of your chair for sure!

  • Questions you have been walking around with for years? The Next Truth provides an answer! Email your questions to; info@nexttruth.com
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Journalism… what is it?

Journalism… what is it? We tend to think that this profession speaks only of releasing the latest news on scientific research conducted, Wallstreet updates, war activities in foreign countries, among others, in written articles and/or TV-broadcasts.

Even though these news releases are a perfect information source for us to know what is happening in the world, they do contain a certain sound of distance. I mean, when we are listening to, for instance, a scientist speaking of his or her latest findings, our minds are sliding in an almost hyper-state and starts to make overtime as it is trying to wrap itself around the complex content and the myriad professional terms these conversations and explanations contain.

Now, how many of you think in that moment, “Pffft, this is beyond my understanding” find it all tremendously dull and zap to a different channel?

With all due respect for my colleague journalists, but I think this effect is spawning from writing, or presenting, these awesome and awe-inspiring theories from a point of view that is too technological, too static. Yes, the articles written by scientists and citizen scientists are important releases for sure but the author(s) of these articles are equally important. And here is where The Next Truth differs from well-known journalism.

Who are these scientists? What influenced them to step into their field of research and… where is their research going to lead for them and for us?

Stay tuned as The Next Truth is in the process of conducting interviews which will be broadcasted as podcasts and contain their personal stories.

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The Importance of Girls and Women to Pursue STEM and Space Careers

In one of my FB posts I have mentioned that The Next Truth was leaving the door ajar concerning the gained the opportunity to go ON-AIR. Well, a few days back the first requests were send out what has started the process of recording and editing some of the very first Skype interviews.

Yesterday The Next Truth had the privilege to speak with Mrs. Chiara Chiesa who is an International Public Relation expert and Space Technology Commercialization Transfer advisor and recently has being selected as mentor, female model and ambassador for the Space4Woman Network of the United Nations for Space Affairs. UNOOSA United Office for Outer Space Affairs.

It was about 3 weeks ago that a friend of mine from the scientific community mailed me a highly interesting link what directed me to Chiara’s LinkedIn post what read that she is one of the 27 women, chosen between space professionals and space industry leaders from all over the world, who will engage in popular activities and, with personal stories, aim to inspire and mentoring girls and women to study STEM subjects and access the space sector.

And if that is not impressive enough, she is also the president and co-founder of INTERSTELLARS and fond of new technologies, sales advisor for Graphene-xt and PR and advisor for Walle mobility, which is a taxy-drone startup.

Chiara is one of the 1000 “Unstoppable women” who are changing Italy through innovation, list by StartupItalia and aims her focus on inspiring girls and women to pursue STEM and space careers.

* Stay tuned for the precise date of the first podcast to be broadcasted.

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