East Texas Paranormal

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Paranormal Times Paracon 2013 El Reno OK

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Panoramic map of El Reno, 1891.

 

 

Here’s a chance to spend a few days at historic Ft Reno in El Reno, OK see some interesting vendors and listen to four East Texas Paranormal members speak. The Paranormal Times Paracon 2013 has been a long time in the making and Tanya McCoy is working hard to make sure it goes off with as many exciting events as possible during and after. McCoy and her magazine Paranormal Times plan on putting this part of OK on the map without any bad weather even though they are taking the conference by storm and swirling around attendees with many choices to pick over the weekend of Sept 21-22.

 

Who is speaking from ETP? There is founder, Martha Hazzard Decker, Psychic/Medium Maria Elana Santos, Author/Investigator T.L. Jones and Author/Radio Host Dr. Rita Louise. While you won’t find Dr Rita or Santos on our member page yet, they will be there soon.

 

Tickets for the event are on Evenbrite. Get yours early. While there is not a lot of information on the ticket sales site yet, there will be and you can always contact McCoy or go to one of the other links to gather intelligence on what’s going to occur. Want to learn how to better your paranormal investigations? Want to visit a historic and haunted location? Want to get a gallery reading or learn more about research paranormal, haunted and historic places? Come to this event and have a good time. ETP hopes to see you there. Be sure to stop by their table and say howdy.

 

 

Come and listen to four ETP members talk about different topics.

Come and listen to four ETP members talk about different topics.

 

 

 

Would you like to contact Martha Hazzard Decker or T.L. Jones or Maria Elana Santos or Dr. Rita Louise? Please be out guest and contact them direct. They all do different things on their own and with the group. They will speak at conferences and on radio shows. Have a specific question for them – send it their way or you can contact ETP direct with any questions either here or on FB.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

June 18, 2013 at 9:35 am

Mysterious Marfa Lights – Ghost Lights – Paranormal – UFO – Swamp Gas?

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Mysterious Marfa Lights – Ghost Lights – Paranormal – UFO – Swamp Gas?

by Martha Hazzard-Decker

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Image via Wikipedia Map of Marfa Lights location

Mysterious Marfa Lights – Ghost Lights – Paranormal – UFO – Swamp Gas? Will anyone ever learn what causes the Marfa Lights? They have been observed just outside Marfa, Texas for well over a 100 years near the mountains. Some say the lights are caused by swamp gas, some claim vehicle headlights while others claim extra terrestrials or ghost of Native Americans wandering about at night with lanterns. The lights were seen before electricity and vehicles so it would stand to reason that the lights aren’t caused by those two suggestions. In fact the lights have been seen by so many people and so often that the State of Texas build a viewing platform with restroom facilities for viewers. For years there has been a spot on  SH 67 where people pull over and wait for the lights to appear in the distance. It was a small area off the highway with a trash can.

The history of the Marfa lights on Wikipedia states, “The first published account of the lights appeared in the July 1957 issue of Coronet Magazine, the sole source for anecdotal claims that the lights date back to the 19th century. Reports often describe brightly glowing basketball-sized spheres floating above the ground, or sometimes high in the air. Colors are usually described as white, yellow, orange or red, but green and blue are sometimes reported. The balls are said to hover at about shoulder height, or to move laterally at low speeds, or sometimes, to shoot around rapidly in any direction. They often appear in pairs or groups, according to reports, to divide into pairs or to merge, to disappear and reappear, and sometimes to move in seemingly regular patterns. Their sizes are typically said to resemble soccer balls or basketballs. Sightings are reported occasionally and unpredictably, perhaps 10 to 20 times a year. There are no reliable reports of daytime sightings. According to the people who claim to have seen the lights, they may appear at any time of night, typically south of U.S. Route 90 and east of U.S. Route 67, five to fifteen miles southeast of Marfa, at unpredictable directions and apparent distances. They can persist from a fraction of a second to several hours. There is evidently no connection between appearances of the Marfa lights and anything else besides nighttime hours. They appear in all seasons of the year and in any weather, seemingly uninfluenced by such factors. They sometimes have been observed during late dusk and early dawn, when the landscape is dimly illuminated. They are said to be viewable year round. It is extremely difficult to approach an ongoing display of the Marfa lights, mainly due to the dangerous terrain of Mitchell Flat. Also, all of the land where the Marfa lights are observed is private property, and access is prohibited without explicit permission from the owners. he state notes the lights in travel maps, the city has erected a viewing platform, and the Marfa Chamber of Commerce promotes the peculiar lights.The weekend-long Marfa Lights Festival is held annually in the city’s downtown.”

There is an interesting video on the Marfa Lights  by Pecos45 that was done several years ago. It has interviews with residents from Marfa and shows the lights. The lights have had many skeptics and even the US government make attempts at either disproving them or learning what causes them to appear. The lights can be seen nearly every night. This author has seen the lights a couple dozen times over many years. Only to be disappointed twice by a no show of the lights. Years past the lights were easily seen and traffic was slow to non existent on the highway at night. This has changed quite a bit through the passing years. There were times when this author and a friend were the only people sitting off the side of the highway in the very dark night. That can become rather nerve wracking as minds wander while waiting to see lights. A few times there were unsavory characters that were more threatening than the lights. The new viewing station gives the area a feeling of safety and a place to sit and relax. There are lights on the building, but they are red to help one maintain their night vision. Now the highway is busy day and night with large trucks running the pipeline highway from Mexico into the U.S. with goods to deliver.

It’s difficult to explain the feeling when observing the lights other than a great sense of wonderment. This comes from having no idea what creates the lights. Listening to other watchers inhale as lights are seen that appear to be headed straight toward them and then the exhale as they stop before coming too close. The light appear as one, many or as individual lights that split into more lights. The bounce, wiggle, move up and down. They go back and come forward and at times appear to pulsate and emanate different colors. This author spoke to a local resident who has come to view the lights throughout most of his life. He can’t figure them out. He told of an experiment he and several friends tried after receiving permission to go onto the private property that lies between the viewing station and the mountains. He said that a group of his friends stayed by the platform while another group headed onto the property in a vehicle. Both sets were armed with walkie talkies to communicate. While the group near the platform observed lights the other group tried to drive toward the lights, That group would lose sight of the lights almost immediately and were never able to get close to them. Each time they lost sight of the lights the group by the platform would has constant vision of the lights. He said when they were younger they camped on the desert floor and tried to walk toward the lights without success.

A search on the Internet will bring up many links to information about the lights. Some lead to the  UFO version while others lead to the end of the world. Native Americans lived all over this region of Texas hundreds of years ago and there are ghostly tales of warriors and chiefs wandering at night with torches looking for something.

Have there been paranormal investigations done in this area? What would the investigators do? There is an article, Part 2 Where Paranormal Investigators and Ghost Hunters Tred that may shed light on how what is done. If anyone reading this article knows of any investigations into the Marfa Lights by a paranormal group, the author would like to know.

Could they by ghost lights? These are described as a natural phenomenon producing a ghostly light sometimes seen at night or twilight over bogs, swamps, and marshes. The main problem with those who believe they are ghost lights is that this area is desert and not damp and humid.

One thing the lights are most likely not would be Orbs!

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

May 14, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Dr Rita Louise and the truth about the Nephilim

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Dr. Rita Louise, ND

Dr. Rita Louise, ND (Photo credit: networker)

Dr Rita Louise and the truth about the Nephilim

This is a new educational and thought provoking video put together by one of our newest members. She is an author and radio show host. Soon she will have a listing on our East Texas Paranormal members page. For now you can find more of her videos on YouTube. You can find information about her radio show and archives of prior shows at Just Energy Radio. If all else fails you can find links to her shows, speaking engagements and books at Soul Healer. She and East Texas Paranormal Founder, Martha Decker already have a few speaking engagements scheduled for 2013. Those should be posted soon. In the meantime, sit back and watch Dr Rita in action and welcome her to East Texas Paranormal. We would love to hear your comments about Dr Rita Louise and the truth about the Nephilim.

Dr. Rita Louise

Dr. Rita Louise (Photo credit: networker)

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

January 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

East Texas Paranormal Founder Martha Decker likes talking on the radio about investigation techniques

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East Texas Paranormal Founder Martha Decker likes talking on the radio about investigation technique. She applies a lot of the techniques she learned while in law enforcement. Decker retired from policing in 2007 and formed East Texas Paranormal (ETP) and hasn’t look back, well maybe not too often. Since then she has appeared on numerous paranormal radio shows as a guest speaker. While they talk about a variety of subjects the interviews always seem to turn toward her law enforcement experience and how she applies her knowledge to the paranormal. In fact, a majority of this group are current or former law enforcement officers. Decker talks about how many of the techniques used for police investigations and interviews work well when applied to the paranormal. She is working on a couple of books. The one that will be completed first is about police techniques and the paranormal. Decker began conducting paranormal investigations in 1999 after going to the Myrtles Plantation with fellow ETP member and longtime friend Tamra Brickey.

Here are the archive links for some of the radio shows she has been on – If you have the time, you just might like to listen in…..

Just Energy Radio with Dr Rita Louise

Spirit Buzz with Jill Marie Morris

Bridging the Gap with Anthony Zepeda

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

September 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Granbury Texas Paranormal Expo

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If you live near Granbury this might fill your day with networking, fun, information, readings and speakers. It only costs $5 to attend and it’s at the conference center.

You can find people like Dr Rita Louise, where you will find East Texas Paranormal, and Jeromy Jones with Paranologies for starters. Come by say hi and see who else has a booth or is speaking.

 

 

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

May 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

USS Lexington

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I wonder, is this what everyone does when they visit the USS Lexington? That is, in addition to EVP sessions and shooting video with hope of capturing someone who may still be hanging out and performing their duties.

Leave your comments as let us know what you did when you visited the USS Lexington…..

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

May 9, 2012 at 10:54 am

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