Category: Dark and Malevolent Paranormal moments

Are We Aware of Our Journey to a Realm aka ‘The Afterlife’?

With author Lynn Russell

Are we, in some unexplainable manner, 100% aware of this final journey we take in the moment death is medically declared?  Or is it just the mind playing tricks with you?

Several years ago Lynn was delighted to research 2500 near-death experiences for Dr. Jeffery Long. She was so delighted with the spiritual knowledge coming back that she wanted to tell everyone. Thus she wrote a book, THE WONDER OF YOU, What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself. This book covers a very wide range of experiences and takes the reader through the different aspects of the experience to bring out the deep learning of spirituality.

Traditionally, death has been determined by the medical profession using basic methods.  These methods took the form of using either a heart or lung functioning criteria for death.  To declare ones death, physicians would ‘feel for the pulse, listen for breathing, hold a mirror before the nose to test for condensation, and looked to see if the pupils were fixed.

But, as medical technology developed, a gap began to form between traditional cardiopulmonary standards and our conceptions of death. The spirit world became both an accepted fact for many and a topic for myriad scientific researchers. 

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 the author of “The Wonder of Your” Lynn Kathleen Russell about if Near death and Out of Body Experiences are our connection with this vast space we have become familiar with as, the universe.

Jack the Ripper; A Man or A Myth?

With Retired British Murder Squad Detective Trevor Marriott

In the autumn of 1888 a series of brutal murders in the East End of London lit a flame that sent shockwaves reverberating around the civilized world and caused a scandal that struck right at the heart of the British establishment.

During the 1880s, the city of London was in parts a dirty, rotten, festering maze of slums replete with wandering gin addicts and foul-mouthed harlots and was experiencing a population explosion, with immigrants from around the world coming to the great city to find work. 

But it wasn’t exactly the land of hope and glory for everybody, and some of the streets in the poorer East end of the city were a long way from being a yellow brick road.

This is where our man Jack the Ripper chose to ply his trade.

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 retired British murder squad detective Trevor Marriott about what drove this serial killer nabbing mostly working girls from the streets and brutally killing them in 1888 and… did he figured out this mystery of who Jack the Ripper was?

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The Next Truth edition of October 2020, Out Now!

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to delve into the dark, the eerie and the unsettling. What better time to celebrate the scariest holiday other than 00:00 on a chilly night.

Therefore, The Next Truth has found some unsettling stories which are spine-tingling without a doubt. CIA office haunting, horror tales straight from prison, plants which can turn you into a vicious and bloodthirsty murderer and invisible crawling creatures looking for their next banquet … YOU!

Ouija boards: Science explains the spooky sensation

If you haven’t been scared yet, it’s time to get rolling. Grab a blanket and a hot drink and dive into these deliciously but REAL spooky stories. Just make sure you’re not reading this alone during those late-night office hours!

We hope you enjoy this month’s issue. 

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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”.

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May I Believe

British Journalist and Media Commentator Nick Pope Weighs In

By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nexttruth.com

Our sincere apologies… we have tried to enhance Mr. Pope’s interview as much as we could. We have no clue what it was that was creating the interfering on that particular day.  
Below the written version of Nick Pope’s interview for you to download while listening to the TNT-Podcast.

Since the dawn of civilization humanity pondered over the question of where we, as a species, will go and what will happen when we get there. But it was not until the 19th century that we realized that we had the technology to do great things and to expand beyond the limits of our own imagination. https://youtu.be/HGWCVqsQjN8

If you think that some technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again.    Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming a reality. While we may not be teleporting people from starships to a planet’s surface anytime soon, we are getting closer to developing other tools essential for future space travel endeavors. 

But where does this particular knowledge about these advanced technologies come from?  Do extraterrestrial beings exchange this information via a yet unknown form of communication what vibrates though your whole body… a form of brain-to-brain communication creating holographic images in the mid-brain?

Or is there something what is that logic and common, many of us never thought of being a plausible answer to why our species feel this almost uncontrollable urge of applying A.I. to our existence?  

UFO expert Nick Pope was, from 1991 to 1994, an employee at the British Government’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) where he was working on real-life X-Files. He has discussed the subject on numerous TV shows, and written news stories and features about conspiracy theories (including tie-in publicity material for the second X-Files movie, and extensive material for truTV’s Conspiratorium), covering topics that include JFK, the moon landings, 9/11, UFOs, and many other conspiracy theories – some well-known, others less well-known. Currently he is a freelance journalist and media commentator, and is, by the media, called “the real Fox Mulder”.   

To become more familiar with the work of British freelance journalist, UFO expert and former MoD employee Nick Pope visit his Website www.nickpope.net or read the highly interesting summaries of his books via www.amazon.com

Welcome Nick, I appreciate the time you took for letting us peer behind the scenes in your journey as a former MoD employee, a media commentator, freelance journalist and author of several books.

The Next Truth: You have been asked this question probably a millions of times but, how did you gained your nick-name “the real Fox Mulder”?

Nick Pope: This was a joke that the British media first started. When it was revealed that I was doing this job from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and when the British Government began to declassify and release some of it UFO files, one of the journalists, I cannot remember who, wrote an article about me and my UFO work for the British Government and made this comparison, ‘Well, Nick must be the real Fox Mulder working on real life X-Files.’

It must have struck a cord with people because they started repeating this and I started being printed in newspapers and magazines. At first I thought it trivialized my Government work but then I though, ‘No, you can’t be too pressures about this and just go with the joke.’  It’s good fun and that is how it all started.

TNT: With most people, when they hear your name, they automatically relate you to UFO’s, extraterrestrial life-forms and secret documents but you are also a freelance journalist. What influenced you to leave behind the MoD and step into the world of journalism?

NP: When I took early retirement from the MoD and again, this was in the same time as the British Government was releasing a lot of the files and documents relating to my old job, many journalists contacted me and wrote features about me and my Government work.  Somewhere along the line one newspaper must have said to me, ‘We like to write you the articles in your own words.’ So write the articles as yourself or as an opinion piece.

Many journalists and newspapers noticed my writing style and quite liked it and I got asked to write some more. People initiated me to write about UFO’s and other mysteries and about conspiracy theories too so; I started broadening the subject that I wrote about. I like writing the articles myself because this way I can be 100% certain that all the information is in it correct.

TNT: How did you got involved with the MoD? I mean, the moment that you stepped into that particular world?

NP: Well, my father had been a senior Government scientist. He was an aeronautical engineer but, as he became more senior in Government, he stopped doing hands on science and became a manager of scientific programs. In fact, he ended up as the deputy chief scientific advisor for the MoD. We used to have a joke that the MoD was the family firm and he said, ‘Why don’t apply to join the family firm? The work is very interesting and varied.’   He said, ‘It doesn’t as much as if you where working for the private industry, but…’ he said, ‘you find the work more interesting and you will find the subjects you are dealing with that are those sorts of things that you see on the television news in the evening. And if you want to be a part of something interesting and important, and work for your country, then you should consider in applying.’

To me that sounded fascinating! I applied and I was accepted. And in the course I have served for 21 years as a civilian employee in the MoD. I had, I think, 7 completely different jobs; I mean, I was involved in many different subjects ranging from financial policy to the counter-terrorism. So, as you can see, the MoD is a huge organization. But it is the UFO job that I am best known for.

Download the written version of Nick Pope’s interview while listening to the TNT-Podcast.

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The Next Truth edition of September 2020, Out Now!

Can We Unravel the World of (the) Death?

Do we perceive ‘time’ as it actually exists or is our brain deceiving us for what is real and what is not? Can we switch our lives, or biological existence, on and off without losing our awareness of what is happening around us?

From prehistory to this day, we have been haunted by our memories, the past itself, by inklings of the future, by events playing outside our lives, and by ourselves. Hence the lure of ghost stories throughout history and presumably prehistory. Science, many say, has been a great destroyer of myth and superstition, but over time scientists have, among others, created new black boxes, aka film camera’s, which we are filling with our ghostly imagination.

One way to look at the myriad realities you can hop in and out with full awareness is to imagine the world as a book case. As far as you can see …trillions and trillions of books, which are standing on an equal amount of shelves, some are thick, some thin…some with multiply colors while others might look dark and dull.

Walking along all these different books while running your finger across the backs, every now and then one of them draws your attention. Why? Perhaps by its shape or bright colors or, perhaps, it has fallen from the shelve. Regardless why that particular book is drawing your attention, you carefully read the cover following the summery on the back side. You read the first pages…absorbing the information presented by the text written. Instantly it is dragging you into this foggy state of a new reality or better said; the agreement in where we experiencing an idealistic or notional idea of ‘things’.

Did our brain found a brilliant technique to slow down and speed up time?

Another way to imagine dying is like time travel, except instead of journeying into the future or seeing Ancient Rome, you go to eternity, see nothing, and never come back.

We have no idea where people go when they die; it’s what makes death so scary and awful. But the sense that they obviously go somewhere—that the person in front of us, situated in the time and space we share, suddenly gets transported to another realm; that their consciousness flickers, then vanishes—also makes death incredibly inconvenient from a logistical standpoint.

The question of whether life continues after death has been at the forefront of many researchers, still, a conclusive answer in not forthcoming. It seems that we just cannot wrap our minds around this timeless area what lies between the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death and the hereafter.

Creepy as it might sound but many thoughts go out to the idea that, if we want to find out what a NDE is and what it means, our psychological knowledge has to “die”. Meaning, we have to let go of the density objects seem to posses and thus the material version of what we have become to understand as “life” or “reality”. This makes us experiencing the world around as a two point-projection perspective creating for us to “see” an, compared to classical reality, odd, almost holographic, behavior in time and space.  

Can we say that death is just an accidental suspension of the biological process known as life? Or do we have to seek the answers in a more spiritual realm?

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A ‘New’ Look at What it is That Really Bumps in the Night

You cannot make out its features … you think it is your own shadow cast on the wall by a misplaced light… but as you stand still… the shadow… suddenly… moves!  

From prehistory to this day, we have been haunted by our memories, the past itself, by inklings of the future, and … by eerie stories about ghosts and dark shadows which seem to own the nightly hours.  

We have no idea where people go when they die; it’s what makes death so scary and awful. But the sense that they obviously go somewhere—that the person in front of us, situated in the time and space we share, suddenly gets transported to another realm; that their consciousness flickers, then vanishes—makes death incredibly inconvenient from any logistical standpoint.

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 speaking with the Co-founder and Team Medium of Paranormal Research York from the United Kingdom Kevin Spindloe about what it is that really bumps in the night.

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The Psychology of Creepiness

Welcome…you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”, a weekly podcast that explores mind dazzling scientific research, theories, paradoxes, the connections between accepted and noetic science and…everything in between. 

This week’s guest is an American social psychologist and the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois where he founded the environmental studies program and chaired the psychology department for a period of 10 years.

Prof. McAndrew is specialized in the study of environmental psychology and nonverbal communication and became best known for his pioneering work on gossip, creepiness and the psychology of mass shootings. https://www.frankmcandrew.com/ 

In his mid-career, Frank moved into the study of evolutionary psychology where he became best known for his pioneering work on gossip, creepiness and the psychology of mass shootings. https://www.frankmcandrew.com/ 

In recent years, he has become an essayist and purvey… p.p.pur… purveyo… (sigh), supplier of psychological science to lay audiences.  

English does contain some eerie and difficult words,   does it not?

However … Frank is an elected fellow of numerous professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science, The Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Midwestern Psychological Association.

He received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from King’s College in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Maine…. and has published his articles in dozens of well-known popular media outlets such as Time, CNN, Salon, and Scientific American and he is a blogger for Psychology Today Magazine.

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Someone has backed you up!

Today, anno 2020, I may say with pride that I am the founder and owner of The Next Truth magazine what has become international within one year and is focusing on an academic trained audience, citizen scientists and those who have an indomitable curiosity for scientific explanations concerning topics viewed, and thought of, by the majority as myths.

Also, since January 2020, The Next Truth saw the opportunity to take the next step and expand with a second bi-monthly magazine, “Young People Science”. And since recently, The Next Truth has found the possibility to create a flipbook for anyone who is interested in the incredible stories and research conducted by scientists and citizen scientists, but is not in the position to purchase a print version of the magazine.

Working in the midst of world-renowned scientists as well as speaking with citizen scientists who are conducting amazing research in their own field of interest and specialize their already possessing skills even more…it is a true honor having the opportunity to be a part of this all and to see the progress you have made.

But I couldn’t have said the above if I didn’t had the one person who had the courage to publish my very first and extremely bad written, article in her magazine (Paranormal Underground Magazine) in 2015. What where you thinking Cheryl !! 😂

However, the moral of my words is; when you start to find yourself climbing out of a crazy jungle and looking over the surface of the tall grass into a direction in where your goal is getting clearer, never forget those who backed you up. We all started at the bottom and worked ourselves up with the help of others.

Once Cheryl-Knight Wilson was my teacher, editor and, if I may express it that way, my boss. Today she is my colleague magazine. 😊

Many, many thanks Cheryl taking me in back then and providing me the change to refine my witting skills.

For your connection to paranormal realms: https://paranormalunderground.net/

For the flipbook of The Next Truth: https://www.yumpu.com/…/630660…/the-next-truth-february-2020

For reading the full article “Scientists are Conducting Fundamental Research with ‘Speed Machines’” http://nexttruth.com/?p=24575

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October 2019 Issue – Out Now!

The Next Truth is advising you to fasten your seatbelts as you are about to take several astonishing journeys through space and time with well known scientists from all over the world who are challenging you to blaze away the curtains of what is known about this fear containing feast of Halloween, creepy gothic buildings, the taboo of speaking about dead and the mysterious African Nomoli figurines. So lock the doors, dim the lights and do not be scared as this month’s contributor’s dig up some of the real stories behind Halloween. https://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/1512517

In the October issue of The Next truth we take an astonishing journey to an ancient time with expert Bennett J. Vonderheide who shines a bright light on the mysterious African Nomoli figurines, Germany’s time researcher Dr. Marc Wittmann challenges you to blaze away the curtains holding this taboo of speaking about dead, Dr. Neil Dagnall and Dr. Kennett Drinkwater present with you surprising but eye-opening scientific research results about what poltergeist really are, Prof. Linda Saab and Prof. Arash Javanbakht are dismantling the blood curdling science of why we love to be scared and Prof. Bill Murray is finally revealing who this hooded figure is in his chilling science-fiction story.

Also in this issue: Author Benjamin Radford is targeting the possibility of the paranormal, Ass. Prof. Tok Thompson is debating the question if believing in ghosts can make you a better person, Dr. Peter Lindfield entrance the realm of Britain’s enviable Gothic architecture what seems to have dark reputation, Prof. Ashby Kinch explores the cultural and historical traditions of a medieval era in where the dead gained a more active role in our daily lives, Dr. Evelien Bracke is fades the boundary between our world and the spirit world by teaching us about the spellbinding magic practiced by the ancient Romans and Greeks to ward off or appease evil spirits roaming the earth around All Hallow’s Eve and Dr. Maria Avxentevskaya let us discover a much earlier era in where the desire of traveling into space did had a grip on people’s minds as well as the inventions of shiny metal shapes gliding in the vastness of the universe were not to be considered an opaque option.

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