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Saturday, August 18, 2012

"I'm going to write a book about Summit Hill and put in it photographs of the old days so people can see where we came from," or words to that effect greeted me when I walked into the Summit Hill Historical Society one day in 2008 to see my cousin Lee Mantz in one of his favorite places studying the photographs and cataloging them in the museum's collection. Within a year he successfully published this volume which is still available in the museum, and he completed his goal of cataloging and providing stories with the historical photos he loved.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I've written about the dangers and foolhardiness of predictions before in previous columns but this one I could not just let slip by unnoticed.

I was speaking to a fellow paranormal investigator this week, and he told me about a prediction that was posted on Monday on a website called "Above Top Secret" at www.abovetopsecret.com http://www.abovetopsecret.com . At the time I saw it on Tuesday evening, the prediction was trending as one of the hot topics on this website.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

It is hard to believe it is the beginning of August. Where is the year going so quickly?

When I was young, I never believed my folks when they told me how fast the years fly when you get older. Now I am starting to understand that as I watch the months fly past. My little one is four and a half years old and getting ready for another year of preschool.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I saw the new Batman movie last week and while I'm not going to share any spoilers in this column, I just want to say it was an awesome and fitting ending to the three movie arc created by Chris Nolan who has outdone himself again with a good solid quality film.

Of all my favorite super hero characters growing up, Spiderman and Batman had to be two of my favorites, so this summer when both movies were released within three weeks of each other it was like a little taste of cinematic heaven.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I was surfing the web last night and found a fascinating story that adds yet another anecdotal experience to the case for life after death and begs the questions as to whether we live on.

According to the website Paranormal Review (http://www.paranormalreview.com), Faye Aldridge author of "Real Messages From Heaven" revealed her husband was diagnosed in 2005 with cancer and died about 21 days after the diagnosis.

Within the first hours after his death both his neurosurgeon Dr. Arthur Cushman and oncologist Dr. Carl Willis claim they were visited by the recently deceased.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Is the Ouija board a portal to the unknown, a guidepost to the unconscious or an opening to the supernatural world? The modern Ouija board is a toy manufactured and trademarked by Hasbro and introduced in 1890 by Elijah Bond.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

UFO enthusiasts had an opportunity to make history last night as the National Geographic Channel offered those who wished to participate the chance to tweet a 140 character message to the hash tag #ChasingUFOs. All the messages were collected and they will be consolidated into a single transmission that is going to be beamed into space toward a region from which an unusual signal was received 35 years ago.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

If you have been watching science news over the past week, you may have seen a story about the supposed unidentified flying object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden and how explorers have been trying to determine what exactly it is. The object estimated to be about two hundred feet around was first spotted in 2011 as treasure hunter Peter Lindberg's crew was dragging sonar above the ocean floor while mapping it. He came across this large round circular object on the bottom of the ocean about 300 feet deep off the Swedish coast.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

It was an interesting news week and this pair of news stories illustrates how crazy this country's grasp on what it means to be an American has become. The state of Georgia or more specifically the Transportation Department decided that it would not allow that southern staple of hatred, the Ku Klux Klan to adopt a highway.