The Holly Mont Haunting: As Good As It Gets

 

Excerpted from chapter one of Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown

When one of your cases finds its way into the National Enquirer or onto the front page of the View Section of the Los Angeles Times, you generally know that one or both of two things have occurred.

Either the case was unique enough to attract the attention of the press and tabloid media or, you’ve made a serious error in judgment by allowing yourself to be interviewed by them. In a case that began in the late spring of 1976, both of these reasons can be cited as true.  In view of the manner in which the case was reported in both papers, I should have exercised better judgment and more caution as neither publication came close to accurately reporting what actually transpired.

Strangely enough, the greater of the two evils here was not the National Enquirer, who, we were aware, grossly misrepresented their stories, especially about the paranormal.  In this case the venerable Los Angeles Times did a much worse job.

Contrary to what most people believe, there really is not much difference in the sensationalistic style of journalism practiced by either publication. They distort, slant, embellish, exaggerate and frequently misinform their readers about subjects they consider to be less than credible.  The resulting campy, tongue-in-cheek article was not just unprofessional, it was downright rude and disrespectful.

Over the last forty years, most cases have come to my attention via conventional means, e.g., word-of-mouth, occasional appearances on local TV talk shows, teaching, lecturing, or random calls coming to UCLA’s former parapsychology lab.  However, this all changed in May of 1976 as a young undergraduate student came storming into the lab in shock over what had transpired at a party on the previous night.

Mark was quite excited to share all of the incredible events he had witnessed just hours earlier, especially since he found the entire matter difficult, if not impossible, to believe.  Once I was able to slow down his rate of speech, he attempted to coherently discuss the barrage of paranormal events during the all-too-brief party.

As Mark’s story initially was nothing more than the ramblings of a very frenetic young adult, I tried to get him to start from the very beginning so I would have some perspective in the matter, rather than attempt to sort and collate a series of divergent events. When Mark understood what I needed to actually begin investigating his experience, he started describing the location of a large, three-story house on Hollymont Drive in the Hollywood Hills.

While at the party, Mark and several of his friends witnessed some of the most amazing things they had ever seen.  When the owner of the house, a banker named Don Jolly, first moved in, he immediately hired a houseboy to clean and do the cooking.  Shortly thereafter, the houseboy began telling Jolly of strange events that really unnerved him.

Objects were rapidly moved from one room to another, and enigmatic shadows and apparitions were seen out of the corner of his eye.  The frequency and magnitude of these events escalated to such a degree that the houseboy seriously considered quitting rather than putting up with any more of the bizarre phenomena.

According to Mark, during the party, many loose objects began flying about the house.  At one point after a young woman entered the house, a large throne chair suddenly moved under its own power across the room pinning her against the wall of the living room directly in front of other guests. This was followed an instant later by a kettle flying in from the kitchen stove which quite deliberately dumped its water over the girl’s head.  Later that evening, the houseboy was chased around the house by a cabbage with a huge butcher knife stuck in it.  It was this particular event that finally caused the houseboy to abruptly quit his job.

Needless to say, these stories were more than sufficient to arouse my interest and desire to attend yet another party to be held at the same house the next evening.  I figured that the worst-case scenario would be one where I would speak to some interesting individuals who were first-hand witnesses to the previous party’s events.   It also presented the opportunity to personally observe, if not record, some astounding phenomena.  Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that this possibly embellished story would turn into one of the most incredible cases in my files suggesting discarnate intelligence.

The next evening, my colleague and I went to the house to attend the party.  The area of Hollywood where the house is located was not exactly known for its beauty or safety. In fact, it was noted mostly for its high crime rate and drug trafficking.  As such, I was far more concerned about the threat from burglars, muggers and flying lead than belligerent ghosts.

While at the house, we did have the opportunity to observe some of the most astounding psychokinetic displays we had ever seen. On several occasions, numerous books would take off from their resting place, fly madly about the house and abruptly drop to the floor.  A telephone left its secure position on a stand and then flew over Don Jolly’s shoulder in my direction, as did a large glass jar.

The most humorous event occurred while several of us stood in the foyer directly at the entrance to the house.  In the middle of us was a large wrought-iron chandelier.  As we continued to speak, I commented that I was very hungry.  Within seconds, a large clump of bananas came flying across our path landing at my feet.  I bent down to pick them up and noticed that they were rather cold to the touch.

Their exact source could not be determined even after checking out the kitchen where they supposedly originated.  We eventually returned to the foyer to continue our conversation [that was about the only really vacant room in the house where a conversation could be heard given the party’s boisterous nature].

Suddenly, the front doorbell began ringing relentlessly, as if some madman outside was seeking entrance.  When we examined the doorbell, we were shocked to discover that it was disconnected from the house’s power as its wires were completely frayed and rotted, incapable of carrying even the minimal household voltage or current.  What then caused the doorbell to ring?  Or more precisely, what allowed it to ring?

After some background research, we discovered that the Hollymont house had a rather sordid background. Two murders and one suicide had occurred there over the last fifty years. These historical tidbits combined with the fact that both Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck once lived there, contributed to its celebrity atmosphere.

After talking at length with Don Jolly, we discovered that the apparition of a young female had repeatedly been seen by both workers in the house, as well as Jolly himself.  We also learned that Jolly was a part-time minister and had a small chapel set up on the second floor. This seemed a little suspicious and made me wonder whether we might be dealing with a religious zealot.  By about 11:30 P.M., the house finally settled down and we decided to leave.

We were not able to return until about ten days later on May 14, 1976, at which time we were accompanied by a news crew headed by Connie Fox from local Los Angeles television station, KTTV [which coincidentally became part of the Fox Network (no relation to Connie].

On this particular visit, we experienced more sustained phenomena in a finite period of time than in any case before or since.  Due to the detailed nature of the recurring phenomena, it is easier to list them in an itemized manner.

• We arrived about 6:30 P.M. and at one point we all were in the dining room.  Suddenly an ice tray came flying out of the kitchen and soared across the dining room into the west wall.

• Shortly thereafter, a large sack of cloth napkins flew out of the kitchen (which was empty) and struck silverware in the dining room directly in front of Connie Fox.

• A pewter goblet flew out of the kitchen storage area and impacted the west wall of the dining room.

• A religious vestment [metal cylinder] disappeared from the upstairs chapel and appeared outside in front of the house dropping in open air.

• A large world atlas suddenly appeared flying in front of the house and literally chased a screaming and terrified Connie Fox down the front Z-shaped stairway, making three distinct ninety degree turns (changes of direction) in doing so.  All the while, the atlas was flapping its pages as though it was a bird in flight.

• When one of my friends laughingly commented on the above event, an old shoe flew around the outside of the house and struck him on the side of the head.

• While in the pantry area between the dining room and kitchen with Jolly, showers of coins, primarily pennies and dimes, fell from the ceiling, pelting us. These thousands of coins appeared to fall from the empty air.

• While several members of the crew and I stood in the foyer discussing these occurrences, a large black robe apported itself onto the massive wrought iron chandelier positioned immediately above and between all of us.  One instant the chandelier was empty, in the next the robe appeared out of thin air.  When examined, it was discovered that the robe was intricately wrapped around the workings of the light fixture requiring several minutes with a stepladder to remove.

• We learned that Jolly had invited a local Bishop over to the house to bless it.  Shortly after the Bishop entered the house, his hat disappeared off the top of his head and was later found lying on an inaccessible part of the roof.

• A large shower head from the main upstairs bathroom came flying down into the living room under its own power.  It somehow managed to miss the more than fifteen (15) individuals present in the room at the time.

• Several sharp and loud explosive sounds came from the hallway.  Investigation could not determine their source.

• When the Bishop attempted to bless the house using his Holy Water scepter, the top explosively blew off its base and flew around the room.

• Coasters from the dining room table took off and flew into the living room.

• Several keys came flying down the stairway although no one was upstairs.

• Several chairs in the dining room changed locations.

• A thick chain and padlock suddenly appeared around the front door and gate, essentially locking everyone in the house.

• A fire broke out upstairs in one of the wastepaper baskets in the bathroom.

• A telephone, several large jars, and a large book were observed to fly across various rooms.

• Electrical power in the house was turned on and off repeatedly during our visit that evening.  Checking out the fuse box provided no clue, as it had not been tampered with.  Whatever force was accomplishing this feat could selectively negate the power along specific circuits whenever the TV news crew attempted to use the AC lines in the house. The power to those lines was cut off while other lines were left unaffected.

• Even the battery-powered equipment refused to function while in the house. Also affected was the street lamp directly in front of the house that began blinking erratically.  However, the rest of the block’s street lamps were not affected.

So ended our first full night of investigating the house. All that remained was for us to return and continue our work on another day.

Due to very fortunate circumstances, we actually were able to temporarily live in this house—-a parapsychologist’s dream. What made this case even more interesting was that both my colleague and I lived less than ten minutes away, almost in our backyard.

We formally took up residence on August 2, 1976. What follows is a chronology of events that transpired over the next nine days.

August 3 11:58 P.M. Stove turned itself off and pulled away  from the wall. Library door unlocked itself.  Master bedroom door locked and unlocked itself.  After putting down a glass of iced tea on the kitchen counter, I went to the refrigerator in search of more lemon.  Returning to the counter, the glass of tea was gone and was later found in the library three rooms away behind a door that I had locked the evening before.

August 4 12:20 A.M. Library door unlocked itself again.

August 5 10:40 P.M. Bar door on dining room side locked itself from the inside by throwing dead bolt.

11:57 P.M. Something approached the master bedroom door, grabbed and jiggled the knob, then turned it to the right.  Opening door revealed nothing.  Large chair was moved 5 feet and turned around while I was out of the bedroom for not more than 3 minutes.

August 6 2:40 A.M. I was awakened in the downstairs bedroom by sounds of someone walking around the kitchen and lower portion of house.  Investigation revealed nothing.

9:45 A.M. While sitting on couch in living room, I heard the sounds and sensation of someone walking down the stairway and up behind me accompanied by a strong, sweet perfumed smell.  No one was there.

4:45 P.M. While talking on a newly installed telephone, the jack pulled itself out of the wall and threw itself over a chair, pulling the 25 foot cord along with it.

August 7 2:30 P.M. While attempting to make repairs to the upstairs bathroom shower, a large tool box that I had just brought upstairs was apported from the floor next to me back downstairs kitchen drawer where it was originally located.  My attention was taken off the tools box for not more than 15 seconds while removing old shower handles.  Upon turning around, the toolbox was gone.

The sound of someone walking around the house was heard throughout the entire day.

9:45 P.M. While talking to a friend on the kitchen telephone, I observed a dark humanoid form cross my visual path in the dining room area.  No salient features or characteristics were distinguishable, nor could gender be determined.  The dark form was observed through the open pantry storage area separating the dining room and kitchen.  Friends sitting in the living room at the time thought they heard the sounds of someone walking in the dining room but assumed it was me.

August 10 4:30 P.M. Rear French doors opened by themselves.

Thinking that the case was now in a waning mode, we were really shocked when approximately two months later, the neighbor to the immediate east, Dexter Grey, who was renovating that house for his sister, made an interesting discovery associated with the Jolly home.

He accidentally discovered that one of the built-in bookshelves pushed inward revealing a secret passageway leading beneath the basement of the house.  Apparently, several of the homes on that particular hill were connected by a subterranean passageway dating back to the prohibition era.  In all likelihood, liquor was run through it.

While Grey was exploring this tunnel with his girlfriend and a neighbor, they found the remains of an old, makeshift grave with an engraved headstone that read Regina. The inscribed date of death was 1922.  However, to the best of our knowledge, the Coroner’s Office was never contacted, nor were the remains, if any, exhumed. Interestingly, the Jolly house was built in 1924!  Perhaps someone was using that plot of land as a cemetery plot?

The last occurrence in this case was one of high strangeness indeed. Just before we abandoned the house prior to the new tenants moving in, we left a note on NPI/UCLA stationary informing the new residents that their house was haunted and if they wanted us to continue our investigation (free of charge, of course), to contact us directly by telephone.

Several weeks later, I received a peculiar phone call from a young lady who lived several miles east of the Hollymont house.  She asked if I was the author of a note she found stuck to the inside door of her bedroom closet at home.  Somehow, the note I had left on the inside of the kitchen cupboard ended up in someone else’s closet many miles away who had absolutely no relationship to the old or new owners of the house.  I’ve heard of apports, but this was ridiculous.

On several occasions throughout the 1980’s I was able to re-visit the Hollymont house, once in October of 1986 for the syndicated TV show Two On the Town.  At that time three gay men were sharing the house. Their experiences were consistent with those of Don Jolly, others and myself.  However, there was one particular aspect regarding their encounters that was unique. Apparently, the ghost in the Hollymont house may have been homophobic.  Phenomena only occurred when straight men or heterosexual couples were over, never when the three men were there which each other or their significant others.

Since 1986, after one of the men died of AIDS and the others moved, there have been many different occupants residing in the Hollymont house. Various rooms are frequently rented out to different people.  From time to time we have had sporadic contact with individuals living within the house and learned that phenomena still occurs. Unfortunately, the new tenants would not give us permission to continue our investigation.  Until now, that is.

I have had occasional contact with Dexter Grey in the last fifteen years and, if he is to be believed, his house is almost as haunted as Jolly’s, although we never experienced any phenomena there.  According to Grey, he has had numerous guests over the years that were so terrified by strange sounds and apparitions that they fled in the middle of the night.

However, I personally question Grey’s credibility and memory because of his apparent obsession of promoting and publicizing his haunted house is a little too important to him. He’ll apparently talk to anyone within earshot about events transpiring in his house and provides copies of “ancient” tabloid stories regarding paranormal events within his house to literal strangers walking in front of his home.  Think about the fallout such random disclosure could have on your life.  Would you want to tell the whole world about such occurrences in your home?

In the late summer of 2008 we (Jack Rourke and this author) trekked up to Hollymont to show the location to a producer friend, Mark Downie, visiting from New York.  While we were all speaking in front of the property, Jack (a gifted Los Angeles psychic who had been working with us for several years) turned to this author and asked if there was a river running under the property.  My reply was that I knew nothing of the subterranean features of this area.

Shortly thereafter, we were fortunate to meet one of the 6221 house’s new tenants, who invited us in.  While walking up the steeply inclined stairway, Jack started feeling dizzy and nauseous, unaware that this author was having the exact same reaction at precisely the same moment, walking just several steps ahead of him.

The house looked pretty much the same as it did in 1976, although now badly in need of restoration.  There had been substantial remodeling of the kitchen though, which now extends into the area that was once the pantry, where pennies once fell from nothingness decades earlier.

In October of 2008, we (Barry Conrad, Paul Clemens, Todd and Annie Fariss, Laurie Jacobson, Alex Mistretta, Jack Rourke and this author) returned to 6221 Hollymont on an investigation for the first time in more than twenty-five years.

A local businessman by the name of Abdi Manavi, now owns this fascinating house and was very gracious in allowing us access to his residence given that he didn’t know any of us.  Mr. Manavi is what I call true gentleman.

Abdi (knowing a great deal of what transpired on his property three decades earlier) casually spoke of recent paranormal events such as books flying off shelves, disembodied voices, chandeliers swinging from no apparent cause, items disappearing and reappearing [apports], numerous light bulbs being removed from their sockets and left in a neatly formed triangular pile on the ground floor, and the very rare apparition of a young woman, whom Abdi believes to be Regina, whose body, allegedly, still remains buried beneath the house.

Perhaps the most intriguing information Abdi spoke of was his belief that the ghost or presence, seemed to be very reactive to skeptics, in that the more skeptical guests were regarding such phenomena, the more responsive the phenomenon was.

Abdi’s belief is very interesting, in that it might help explain why this particular house was so very volatile during this author’s initial investigation during the mid-seventies, as the Los Angeles Times’ reporter and the KTTV news camera crew with their reporter, (Connie Fox) were extremely skeptical, as was their nature.

The underground tunnel, within which Regina’s remains allegedly still resides, has long since collapsed due to the frequent earthquake activity in Southern California area since 1976.  The tunnel would have to be excavated and shored up before anyone could safely enter it again.

One major difference in this current investigational visit was that we brought our suite of instruments to measure the environment.  Back in 1976, portable, handheld instrumentation to measure the Earth’s geomagnetic field, electromagnetic (EM) fields, ion concentration and density, ULF/ELF EM spectrum analyzer, temperature and humidity, were only science-fiction pipe dreams in the minds of parapsychologists.

[And by the way, if you want the best one-stop shopping experience for purchasing your high-end, engineering-based instruments as referenced above, there is only one place to go:  The Less EMF Safety Superstore (lessemf@lessemf.com or www.lessemf.com).  However, please do your research well before ordering your instrumentation, as not all sensors are applicable.  The man in the know to speak with at Less EMF is Emil De Toffol.  One last bit of advice here, the correct instrumentation for use in paranormal field investigations does not come cheap from any source, so be prepared to spend some real hard-earned money.]

In spite of our strong expectations given the 1976 investigation, we were not prepared for what we were about to learn. By checking on the US Geological Survey (USGS) website, we discovered that several earthquake faults intersect almost directly under Abdi’s home.

Adding even more fuel to our anticipation was additional USGS data indicating that a shallow river runs beneath the homes on this side of this particular hill, precisely as Jack Rourke had sensed. What a coincidence!  I knew there was a reason I wanted to work with Jack, and I guess I was right.

Jack Rourke is the only psychic I’ve ever worked with due to his emotional grounding, intellect, healthy ego and comprehensive knowledge of clinical psychology, and the paranormal, coupled with an intense desire to learn. This man knows more about clinical psychology than this author forgot over the decades.  This psychically gifted young man is a steadfast seeker of truth and knowledge in his insatiable quest to understand and improve the quality of life.

Most, if not all, of the psychics I’ve met prior to Jack, and there has been thousands, had one disturbing trait in common (besides emotionally unstable with borderline personalities and frequently dissociative) which was very unnerving and a little frightening to this author.

That most disturbing characteristic was that everything they did (psychically, that is) was about them. Their continual reference to “I” was indicative of pretentious egomania, almost never about improving the human condition through acquired knowledge.  About the only improving these “gifted” individuals were after, was that of their wallet or purse size as it swelled with cash as obtained from ignorant, gullible and naïve individuals.

What made and makes such a person intolerable to this author is their overt sense self-righteousness combined with incredible ignorance and arrogance. A dysfunctional combination of qualities, to be sure.  Jack Rourke possesses not even a trace of these less than desirable behavioral qualities.

In true science, there is no such thing as “I”, as it is not about the people; it is about the advancement of the human race through what we learn and how we apply it.

Decades earlier, this author briefly worked with another psychic.  However, there is one caveat here, she was my girlfriend at the time although truly gifted, that is, before her emotional meltdown due to an intense trauma she suffered, possibly related to our being together as a couple. You can read about her, in detail, in Chapter 10 (Abduction Central?).

Back in Hollywood Hills, perhaps it was the aforementioned geophysical forces underlying the Hollymont property that made Jack and this author mildly disoriented while ascending the stairway on our prior visit?  Well, at least we now know where the energy comes that possibly feeds and sustains the paranormal activity in Abdi’s house over the years, don’t we?

But why did we not again feel ill during this most recent visit?  Probably because these geophysical forces are in a constant state of flux and therefore will not always exert the same physical effects every time one is present.

Given this, it was certainly unfortunate, that even in the face of such extraordinary accumulated evidence as cited above, every one of our instruments read the environment as “normal”, as there did not appear to be anything unusual or anomalous about this location at that particular moment in time.  However, we do know that such geophysical forces wax and wane over time due to numerous factors, none of which are predictable or controllable.

Laurie Jacobson, author of Hollywood Haunted, showed up about two hours after the rest of us.  Only then, did anything seemingly paranormal begin to occur.  Maybe it was the sheer presence of a particularly unique lady?  Or, maybe it was the fact of Laurie’s being a well-respected Hollywood historian who’s been very interested in this particular case for decades.  In point of fact, Laurie dedicated an entire chapter of her aforementioned book to this specific house and case.  In the end, who knows?

When we ventured upstairs with Laurie, it felt as if we were in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, where the atmospheric pressure would well above normal, that of 14.7 pounds per-square-inch.

It was actually quite painful to this author as well as to several others. This sense of overpressure is commonly associated with certain “haunted” environments and is frequently felt as pressure around the head, ears, mastoid region and neck.  It felt like being at the bottom of a very deep swimming pool or scuba diving a little too deep for comfort.

Suddenly, the chandelier in the small, front, southern bedroom began to swing on its own. While Paul Clemens was videotaping that action he captured a large luminous anomaly that was not visible to the naked eye.

There was no wind, and the anomaly looked very different from what people some commonly refer to as “orbs”, which for the most part as explainable as tiny particulates or what’s more commonly referred to as dust (which is everywhere) being illuminated by bright light sources at specific angles.  This anomaly was definitely not dust.

While Barry Conrad was shooting with one of his cameras into Abdi’s bedroom, a large, bright, red luminous anomaly was recorded that, once again was not visible to any of us.  And still, the sense of overpressure lingered.  Then, as suddenly as it began, the events ceased. Once again, things unfortunately returned to normal.

The hour was late and we decided to call it an evening, but not before thanking Abdi for his hospitality and asking him to keep a journal or log of events as best he could in the hope of discerning a pattern to the phenomena transpiring in his home.

As I was packing up our Pelican instrument case, I noticed what appeared to be an unusual marking on the bottom of it.  Upon examination, it looked as if someone, or some thing, had carved a bizarre shape into the case.

Closer scrutiny of the carving depicted a large, backwards “R” (a lazy “R”?), as in Regina!  What?  There definitely was not any such physical damage of the case when we arrived at Abdi’s, but there was when we were about to depart.  Hmm.

If the carving didn’t appear as a backwards “R”, that in itself would still be very interesting, especially as these Pelican cases are very strong and durable, not prone to being easily damaged.

The only other time this case was damaged was in 2005 when something very sharp tore into the middle and backward underside of the case while on another investigation.  Those marks were very distinctive and looked as if a wild animal had torn into the case’s belly, which was all the while resting upon a soft sofa top where that type of damage could not have occurred.

Maybe what the Hollymont location requires to bring it back up to the frequency and magnitude of phenomena it displayed in 1976, is a collection of much younger people (with their concomitant high-energy nervous systems, glandular systems and emotions) attending such an investigation.

When the 6221 Hollymont house was under investigation in 1976, other than Don Jolly, the property’s owner, who was thirty-three (33) at the time, I was perhaps the oldest person present, all of twenty-seven.  This time around, this author was only …well let’s just say a lot older.  You do the math this time, for when I think about the passage of years, it’s somewhat depressing.  I guess time really does fly when having fun?

The real question now is, did Regina’s spirit cause the damage to our instrument which just happens to be in the shape of a backwards “R”?  Many questions, but as yet, no real answers.  Hopefully, we will return again to this fascinating Hollymont home when feasible.

The sad news is that this house is once again up for sale as it’s condition has so deteriorated so severely over the decades from water damage, earthquakes, a sinking foundation, mysterious fires, etc., that it might not be worth restoring at any price.

This brings up the thought that if said property is demolished, will the vacant lot or any new house experience the same types of paranormal events as the current one?

Only time and patience will tell.

ADDENDUM:

The following is a letter emailed to me as I was actually writing this article (but before publishing it) by Kenneth D. Fulwiler concerning this most incredible house.  Talk about synchronicities?

A couple of weeks ago I decided to do a web search for the Hollymont House where I had spent a couple of evenings in the summer after I graduated from High School. My search revealed that the house was up for sale and I happened to notice your comments regarding the house. An involvement with the Hollymont House caused me to attend some of the evening UCLA’s Parapsychology Extension classes in Moore Hall (circa. 1974-1977), which I see you were involved with as well.

My involvement with the Hollymont House started by way of the drummer in our garage band from High School. He had a brother that worked for Don Jolly at the Home Savings in North Hollywood. One day back in the summer of 1974, our drummer mentioned to us that his brother worked for a guy who owned a ‘real’ haunted house in Hollywood. My ears immediately perked up, as I had always been interested in Parapsychology ever since I was very young.

A couple of days later, my friend said we were invited to go out to the house at 6221 Hollymont Drive. I recall it being a Thursday night that my friend, his brother and I were invited to the Hollymont Drive house.

Don Jolly greeted us in the foyer just as the hanging lamp began to swing back and forth. Don said: ‘Oh, that’s the ghost welcoming new-comers’. He told us about the evening he was having a party in which the refrigerator door flew open, a head of cabbage flew out as a chef’s knife came off the wall and came together in front of his house-boy in the kitchen.  Needless to say, he said, the houseboy quit on the spot.  Don showed us the stairway down to the basement and said that all the problems seemed to emanate from ‘down there’. None of us were willing to go down there.

Don Jolly was a very gracious host and invited us to dinner at the Japanese restaurant Yamashiro in the Hollywood hills.  After the wonderful dinner we sat together in the living room and Don told stories of his experiences living in the house.

My friend’s brother recalled that one night he had stayed over in the bedroom upstairs in the west end of the house and as he looked up into the enjoining bathroom and saw a disembodied face staring at him horizontally from around the corner in the bathroom.

I recall while we were sitting around talking we could hear noises of someone moving around elsewhere in the house. Lights would turn on and off on their own. The doorbell would ring with no one there. Telephone would ring with no one was on the line.

At one point we heard noises at the front door, at which time Don opened the front door to find that all the outdoor furniture from the back patio had been piled up at the front door, the wrought-iron gate had been closed and tied shut with a length of rope.

Sometime during that Thursday evening, I believe I stated that my then girl friend would have been interested in what was going on.  Don Jolly then invited us, including my girl friend, back again on that Saturday night.  Upon our arrival that Saturday night, the hanging lamp in the entry again began to move back and forth across the foyer, this time moving back and forth with such force as to almost touch the walls on either side of the foyer. Saturday evening progressed much as it did on that Thursday night. I believe we went to Yamashiro again for dinner.

When we returned from dinner, we could tell that atmosphere in the house was in a highly agitated state. There was much more activity in the second night than in the first.

At one point Don became so concerned with the activity that he went down to his study and called his Bishop for advice, who even come out and blessed the house with Holy Water.

When he was on the phone in his office with the Bishop, I was standing at the end of the hall close to the dining room looking down the hallway that separated the kitchen from the foyer looking down to the opposite end where Don’s study was.

Don was sitting at his desk just to the right of the doorway in his study, talking to the Bishop, when the built-in bookshelf to the left of the doorway launched all its contents of books across the doorway at Don.

A few minutes later after we recovered from that episode,  I was following my girlfriend from the dining room, through the pantry toward the kitchen when suddenly it sounded and felt like all hell broke loose in the house. There was no one upstairs but the stereo at the top of stairs came on full blast and a box of poker chips was thrown from a cupboard upstairs on to the tile floor of the foyer with a horrendous crash. It sounded and felt like the house was coming down around us.

I bent over my girl friend in the pantry to try and protect her from whatever was happening as I could feel this pressure coming down on top of us. It must have lasted for ten seconds or so.  Don was getting so nervous at that point that he suggested we all leave the house and let it settle down.  I did not disagree with that thought, as I was happy to leave the Hollymont house at that moment.

My girlfriend has stated that she felt her presence was the cause of the agitation that night, because she was a Catholic that had studied witchcraft at one time.  I never felt like I was a target or had anything directed toward me. I cannot say I  really felt frightened at any point, but I do remember the uneasy feeling of not knowing which way to look; that feeling of not knowing what was going on behind you, even though you know no one is there.

I respect you for your bravery in the amount of time you have spent in the Holly Mont House.

I was contacted and interviewed in the late 70’s by National Enquirer, but they did not use any of my commentary in their resulting article. Around that time period I heard that Don Jolly was selling the house, a female real estate agent who was down in the basement was leaning against a wall, which caved in to reveal a tunnel leading to the opposing house to the east.  In the tunnel I heard that they found a tombstone. Do you know anything about that? Also, is Don Jolly still around? I remember him as being a very nice, generous, humorous and gregarious man.

Kenneth D. Fulwiler, August 27, 2013

Looking A Gift Ghost In The Mouth: The Science of Poltergeists

 

When you watch or here about stories on television dealing with extraordinary, real experiences of violent poltergeist activity, where heavy, massive objects are being tossed around like feathers, what is your first reaction?

You probably think it’s the result of an angry spirits or demons, right?

Wrong!

The real question here is:  Why are you not thinking about HOW these incredible events occurred, i.e., what type of energy, power, force was actually causing this reaction within the environment?

When such events are witnessed, something incredible and extraordinary is being demonstrated to us.

We are being shown one of nature’s greatest unsolved mysteries.  A mystery that has the power to dramatically change who and what we are as human beings for the rest of our existence.

Why are we ignoring what’s right in front of our face and burying our heads in the sand?

Why are we not asking HOW, as opposed to who?

The reason is that arrogant and uneducated media and entertainment sources are dominated by a show business ethic and a profit motive and are subtly manipulating our understanding about such occurrences through ridicule, misinformation and disinformation.

The reasons the media so frequently ridicule the paranormal in general deal with some very basic facts.  To begin with, all news programs are distorted, embellished and exaggerated to attract our attention so we’ll watch and the network’s ratings go up.

Remember, they also live or die by ratings just like sitcoms and dramas do on television.  When it comes to the entertainment industry, whether movies or television, is primarily about money and little else.

If the journalists who report the news know that what their reporting is essentially little more than a form of propaganda in order to make more money, why should they trust or believe in what anyone else has to say?

Ever heard the phrase “If it bleeds it leads”?  That’s the essence of news programming, and why the first several stories we see on the news deal with violence, death, destruction and war.  How many of you reading this blog know where the term news actually comes from?  It’s essentially North, East, West and South, NEWS.

Basically, it boils down to this.   If we’re the news and we’re nothing more than a pack of lies to make money off of gullible audiences who cannot think for themselves, then everyone else must be lying as well?   A double negative for sure.   But this is only the primary reason.

The secondary reason is that the majority of people who regularly appear on television discussing paranormal phenomena are those people who are simply trying to take advantage of our gullibility in order to empty our bank accounts.  These people know as much about what’s really going on in the real paranormal world as they do about nuclear physics.  But these are the people appearing on the glut of paranormal “un-reality” shows.

This is the real power behind why serious parapsychological research is being totally ignored by television.  And speaking of power….therein lies the story behind the headlines.

Every known type of energy on Earth;  electromagnetism, strong & weak nuclear and gravitation, have one thing in common.  When they do “work” in the classical sense such as with F=MA (Force equals Mass times Acceleration), heat is produced as a byproduct due to the second law of thermodynamics, i.e., an exothermic reaction.

However, there is another force out there, one that is not officially acknowledged by mainstream science, that clearly does work but does not generate heat in the process, i.e. it’s endothermic.

This result of this utterly unique force is currently known as psychokinesis (PK), now referred to in the parapsychological community as mind-matter interaction (they’re trying to make it sound much more scientific as we still do not yet understand it) by some parapsychologists.

There appears to be two primary types of PK.  At one end is the microscopic -PK that is somewhat volitional for certain gifted individuals.  The results of this micro-PK have been observed from experiments with random event generators such as the old Schmidt Box or with new computer systems.

Not surprisingly, there appears to be a fatigue factor observed with the manifestation of micro-PK, and the effects are limited to small, extremely low mass objects.

At the other end of the spectrum is the macroscopic-PK, more often referred to as Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis (RSPK), poltergeist activity, wherein massive objects, weighing hundreds of pounds are moved about as if their mass and inertia were suddenly neutralized.

As discussed throughout the first section of my book, Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown, macroscopic PK is not volitional, does not appear to result in fatigue of the individual at its locus, and is more than capable of tossing massive objects around in a maelstrom without the detriment of thermodynamics.

When you encounter 200+ lb. objects, like Jeff Wheatcraft in the San Pedro case, (chapter three,  “A Hazardous Haunting”) and Doris Bither

Jeff Wheatcraft, almost hung in San Pedro, 9/4/1989

[although well under two hundred pounds] from The Entity Case (chapter two, “The Real Life Entity Case”) in my book, the amount of heat generated by such mechanical “work” should set the people’s clothing as well as everything else in the room on fire long before they start flying around the room.

Look carefully at the second photo here and just try to imagine the energy required to cause this level of visible illumination.  By everything we know, the energy required to produce this level of luminosity, should have set the carpet beneath it on fire immediately.  But that never occurred.  Why?  Cold plasma?

Not only does the room not get hot, it frequently gets cold!  That runs contrary to everything we think we know about energy in the physical universe in which we live.

What on earth is going on here?

I sincerely hope that you have a fondness for things that go bump in the night as well as enigmatic things that fly far overhead, as there is, almost certainly, a most peculiar interrelationship between the two.

In fact, unlocking the mysteries of the paranormal may provide the human race with a method

Visible luminous anomalies, Jackie Hernandez, San Pedro case. Fall, 1989

for superluminal, interstellar travel.  Have you ever heard of Star Trek’s warp drive?  Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last forty fives years, of course you have.   Trust me, this is not science fiction or fantasy.   This is the stuff of hard, cutting-edge physics.

We could be on the verge of building the starship Enterprise if the powers that be were interested in pursuing this line of research.  And by the powers that be, I’m referring to those folks who supply the human race with power, as in energy;  coal, oil, gas, geothermal, nuclear and hydroelectric.

Don’t count on it though, as it would dramatically change the way we all live our lives on a daily basis.  Fundamental paradigm shifts don’t come easy, if at all.

In what may be one of the most bizarre, synchronistic relationship in paranormal history, the term “poltergeist”, which in German means, noisy spirit, appears to be functionally related to World War II Nazi research headed by SS General Hans Kammler.

They (the Nazis) may have inadvertently stumbled across the scientific secret underlying much of the paranormal; a way to manipulate time and space itself!

Thank god the war ended when it did and the Nazis really didn’t understand what they had discovered as it would have dwarfed nuclear weaponry. For more detailed information on this research read Nick Cook’s book The Hunt For Zero Point and Joseph P. Farrell’s, The SS Brotherhood of the Bell: The Nazis’ Incredible Secret Technology.

Psychical research, morphed into parapsychological research with all it’s concomitant nomenclature,  and finally, paranormal research, which has been around in one form or another, for one hundred and thirty years.

Isn’t there a phrase that goes something like” “All good things come in time?”  After more than one and-a-quarter century, this phrase certainly does not apply to this field of research, as there have been absolutely no breakthroughs.  At least that’s what we’re made to understand and believe.

The proliferation of alleged paranormal reality shows (actually paranormal un-reality shows), combined with the success of numerous books by pseudo-scientific professionals (quacks, to be more precise) in this field, has negatively conditioned the minds of uneducated individuals that there’s nothing more to poltergeists than that of noisy ghosts or angry demons.

Right, and I can fly without a plane!  That’s odd, I seem to have misplaced my boots and cape?  Now exactly where did I put it after I flew home yesterday?

However, the truth of the matter is that there have been considerable advances or borderline discoveries in the scientific understanding of poltergeists, and it unfortunately has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with discarnate intelligence, i.e. spirits or ghosts.

In a nutshell, living human agents (poltergeist agents, to be precise) appear to be at the root of this disturbing manifestation of the paranormal.  However, these agents are very unique and uncommon, and share absolutely nothing in common with agents who represent actors, directors, athletes, or the intelligence community.   Nor do these agents make any money for their fascinating proclivities.

If anything, their lives are turned upside down and inside out to be point where they are shunned by friends and families.  Often, the isolation of such individuals has had devastating consequences on their emotional growth and stability.

Through the broad collection of data over the last forty-four years, numerous parapsychologists, including myself, have stumbled across a most extraordinary correlation between the nervous systems of poltergeists agents and the outbreak of such intense psychokinetic displays.

It was believed by parapsychologists that poltergeists were the by-product of excessive hormonal production during puberty and adolescence.

While there is a body of evidence somewhat supporting this contention, it appears to be only part of the equation.  The evidence suggests that living people are at the core of all these types of paranormal experiences, so much so that the question of discarnate intelligence in this regard may be superfluous for the most part.

While this theory is discussed in detail within my book, it should be emphasized here that we (living human agents) appear to be acting as “biological” operational amplifiers, focal planes and wave guides for this unique type of energy, let’s call it zero point energy (ZPE).

Moreover, individuals with such uniquely dysfunctional nervous systems, that is, seizure prone or epileptic, appear to be hypersensitive to environmental electromagnetic or geomagnetic anomalies. This acute energetic sensitivity causes these special people to more readily absorb, amplify, mediate, re-emit and direct the eventual manifestation of macroscopic RSPK, a.k.a. poltergeist phenomena.

Equally compelling, is the fact that these poltergeist agents seem to be emitting well over one million times the amplitude of their own magnetic field as compared to the average person.

While it’s relatively easy to measure our bioelectric field, the biomagnetic field is much more difficult, requiring the use of superconducting coils or sensors, which are not, as yet, available as hand-held portable devices.

The instruments we take out on field investigations (low-frequency spectrum analyzers), geomagnetometers, magnetometers, air ion counters, etc., are more than capable of measuring environmental forces, both electric and magnetic.  But they are way too insensitive to detect biomagnetic fields for the reason just stated.

While the specific numbers may not seem all that important to most, the normal biomagnetic field is measured in microgausss, that’s millionth’s of a gauss.  Shockingly (excuse the pun), many poltergeist agents’ we’ve measured are emitting will over 5,000 milligauss, that’s five gauss. Do the math.

While the science of neurology already knows that the brainwave activity of epileptics tend to “spike” and “spindle” in ways that normal brains do not, what we’re measuring here is so far beyond the pale that there is no historic precedent to properly evaluate the meaning of this.   Although I suspect that such high amplitude biomagnetic fields is what allows these individual’s nervous systems to inductively couple with their immediate surrounding environment therein triggering and mediating RSPK activity.

However, while most poltergeist agents appear to be seizure prone or epileptic, most seizure prone or people suffering from epilepsy have never experienced any form of psychokinetic activity whatsoever, indicating this is a unilateral equation for the moment.

This strongly indicates that there is a missing or unknown variable here.  Perhaps it is as simple as an individual who has a very low stress threshold or that has as a chemically imbalanced brain that has violent electrical surges resulting in erratic behavior with poor coping mechanism?  Obviously, this matter is yet to be resolved.

What we’re left with here is an example of confluence, wherein there must be several variables working in concert for a given result to occur.  This may help explain why many people visit famous haunted locations throughout the world, but only small fraction of such people actually experience any paranormal phenomena.  Those small percentages most likely represent the statistical amount of people who have these extraordinarily different nervous systems that inductively couple with such environmental energies.

So where does this leave the concept of survival and discarnate intelligence?

Well, it might be that information is simply that.  Meaning that we, and everything around us, is information, which is energy, which is then matter.

Perhaps in the end we’ll discover that there is not only a conservation of energy, but there may also be a conservation of information.

My book, delves into this question at great length, trying to lend some reason and method to the need for unraveling mysteries of the paranormal.

If you wish to learn more about the interrelationships between matter, energy and mind, read my book to start.

You may learn about how parapsychology can one day free us from our earthly confines and allow us to trek to distant star systems.  Who knows, maybe such breakthroughs will forever free us from all forms of conventional power?

One last thought here as we’re dealing with new types of forms of energy.  There is no such thing as “free energy”, that is an extreme misnomer.

Even when we have the breakthrough of discovering how to electro-mechanically tap into/access this endothermic, zero point energy field, someone must build and construct these new power sources or reactors.  While others must distribute and sell them.

Each part of this equation must be paid for by someone.  So even when we have limitless power without heat and pollution, we’re going to pay for it, just as we do with everything else in our world.

While not free in the literal sense, the freedom the human race may achieve through the discovery of this new source of energy, will in essence free us from our dependence on non-renewable energy sources that are slowly destroying the life we presume to be free.

Only time with the necessary dedicated research and development will tell.

If we fail at this task of technologically evolving through such new knowledge, we then have no one to blame but ourselves and the future of all humanity for not making us pay more attention to these matters NOW.

 

 

 

 

 

The Real Entity Case

 

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Contrary to what many people believe, the case of Doris Bither, that later became the novel and motion picture The Entity, was not, in my professional opinion, the result of spectral rape, .a.k.a. spectrophilia, but a rather disturbingly real poltergeist outbreak.   Unfortunately, the amassed data on the case does not in any way support ghostly sex, but back in the mid-1970’s in my mid-20’s, such a notion was intriguing to say the least.

The passage of almost four decades and the experience of thousands of more cases, have provided this author with a rather unique perspective regarding such experiences and claims.  Remember, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and while there was plenty of evidence that we were dealing with real paranormal phenomena, it very likely had nothing whatsoever to do with incorporeal sex, except in the minds of Doris and her children.

Doris was very evasive and somewhat cryptic regarding her background, so much so that she refused to even tell us her age, which we knew was older than ours, but not by how many years.  Had we pushed Doris hard to reveal more about her hellish past, such efforts on our part might have pushed us right off the case.

Had we even attempted to secure the type of background information we currently collect, such as medical, psychological, family psychodynamics, prescribed medications (names of meds, dosage and duration) as well as recreational drugs and alcohol usage, Doris would surely have shown us the door from the outset.  We had no way of knowing just how utterly disturbing of a life she really had led: disowned by her family as a young teenager and cast out to fend for herself.

It’s fascinating the way time has a way of providing answers to those who wait.  Some years ago, I was contacted by Javier Ortega from Ghost Theory.com to interview me on The Entity case.  Somewhat later, Javier also interviewed one of Doris Bither’s sons, Brian Harris.

Brian spoke to Javier of how his mother was banished by her family while still a teenage due to her rambunctious lifestyle and rebellious nature.  How his mom started playing with Ouija Boards and séances at very early age, finally mixing such with drugs and alcohol to quell the irritable psyche within her.

Brian’s interview was disturbing at many levels in that he continuously contradicted himself in terms of his responses to all questions asked of him, certainly damaging his credibility as a witness.  It was not until Javier interviewed Doris’s other two sons that he learned that Brian was a chip off the old mother’s block in terms of drinking and drugs.  However, some of his statements were supported by corroborative testimony by his brothers.

According to Doris’s other sons, there were subtle amounts of paranormal phenomena present long before she moved onto Braddock Drive in Culver City, California.  They spoke of some psychokinetic events and even the occasional apparition, although I would never refer to such an occurrence as subtle.

However, not long after Doris moved from Santa Monica to Culver City, a strange Hispanic woman appeared at her door warning that her house was a bad or evil dwelling.  When Doris asked what the lady was talking about, the mysterious lady simply walked away without further explanation.  Shortly thereafter, Doris was beset with the paranormal attacks.  Was there a connection, in that the unknown lady knew something ugly about that particular ramshackle tinderbox Doris now lived in, or was this just a coincidence?  We’ll never really know unless we find that woman, some thirty-seven years later.

Currently, Javier is in the final stages of writing a book about Doris Bither and The Entity case from the perspective of her three male children, which begins long before we made her acquaintance in the summer of 1974.  Such detailed information may help us further clarify exactly what occurred and why, some 37 years ago.  Although, as it appears that Doris is not available to further study, we must deal with the somewhat fragmented memories of her children.

Doris Bither (The Entity case) framed by a luminous anomaly (1974)

According to Doris’s son’s, she passed away in 1999 at the tender young age of 58 from respiratory failure, and as such we’ll never really know if Doris fit the longitudinal pattern that has emerged in this type of parapsychological research strongly indicating a link between poltergeist activity and epilepsy/seizure prone individuals coupled with anomalous electromagnetic/geomagnetic environments.

It would have been really interesting to have given Doris a full neurophysiological medical workup combined with taking environmental electromagnetic and geomagnetic measurements.  Odds are, that such data collection would have revealed the true nature of what was really going on here.

Due to the fame or infamy this case gathered over time, there’s an incredible amount of misinformation and disinformation circulating about what did and did not actually occur back in 1974-5.  There has even been erroneous scuttlebutt pertaining to when Doris died, to the point where many mistook the death of Barry Conrad’s ex-girlfriend, Lisa McIntosh in 2006, as that of Doris Bither.

There have also been many people who have claimed that they were part of our lab and were also part of our investigation of this case.  There were only three names formally associated with this case, one being Kerry Gaynor, my associate at the time, Dr. Thelma Moss, the head of our former UCLA parapsychology lab (who only visited the site on one occasion), and yours truly.

During the last three decades I can think of at least ten different people who’ve claimed to have worked with us on this case.  Some of them I’ve never even met and would not even know if standing next to in a room.  Over those many years, people in other states have even claimed that The Entity case occurred in their own backyard, not here in a suburb of Los Angeles.  Put simply, they’re all lying or emotionally disturbed.

In recent years. several others have surfaced, who were even more blatant and deceptive in the claims.  One of them has recently been boasting to have worked in our lab, where we were allegedly training him as a medium to work for the U.S. government when he was well under eighteen years of age at the time.  This man is either a seriously disgusting opportunist, delusional or just psychotic.

Neither our lab, nor the U.S. government, has ever trained anyone as mediums, and we were not even allowed to work with anyone under the age of eighteen due to the university’s Human Use Committee regulations.  Such people should at least check their historical facts before pontificating.

More recently, a psychopathic woman has appeared on the scene who has been attempting to take credit for every case on the book, such as the one mentioned in chapter three (“A Hazardous Haunting”) of my book as well as The Entity case.  You can read more about this criminally insane excuse of a human female on this site at “A Demon’s Lair”.  This is one seriously frightening person to be around.  If one needs to chase a demon, there’s one just waiting for you in La Crescenta.  But beware; your valuables might mysteriously disappear while in her presence.  Trust me on this, as this paranormal predator has stolen very large sums of money from her her benefactor (the man she lives with).  Spend time with her at your own risk.  This is not a joke.

As there are no academic credentials required for anyone to go out and investigate the paranormal as they try emulating the garbage they’ve seen on cable TV paranormal reality shows, every uneducated and ignorant new age groupie is out there looking for demons.  Like I just said, there’s one in La Crescenta waiting to be captured and disposed of.  What are you waiting for?

To fully comprehend the possibility that a living person’s subconscious mind can involuntarily generate such power as to manifest luminous anomalies, apparitions and macroscopic psychokinetic events, is for me, far more compelling than if a discarnate intelligence was responsible.

My assessment and conclusions are fully discussed within Chapter 2 (The Real Life Entity Case) of my book Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown.

The following is written by GhostTheory.com’s Javier Ortega:

I never imagined being in the place in which I stand today. For years, I’ve read about the Doris Bither case and thought that such claims as “spectral rape” were of the most absurd things that I’ve ever heard.

Although I was highly skeptical about this case, something inside of me was always terrified when I would read over the case details just for fun. What I never imagined was I being involved in such manner with this case.

A case that officially began in 1974, but has a much longer and darker history to it. Four years before my birth, a single mother of four, living under dire circumstances, battled unseen forces that physically assaulted her and her children in a small house in Culver City, California.

Thirty-seven years later, I find myself believing that Doris did suffer some paranormal assaults against her body. Assaults from unseen forces in which Doris was, and always had been, the catalyst to.

There are three journals sitting on my desk that are full of notes. These notes are my prized possession. It took me years to catalog in a chronological order the major events in Doris’ life. With the help of Doris’ eldest son, I managed to get an insight to the life of Doris Bither.

A life full of abandonment, abuse and a very deep and dark void.  As I sometimes glance through my journals, I can’t help but feel that Doris’ psychodynamics with her family, started her off in a wrong direction in life.

It only became worse, after an adolescent Doris Bither got mixed up with the dark side of seances.  Something that at first seemed like bar trick to impress her friends, became an obsession that quickly spun out of control.  Sending Doris in a hellish ride that continued on until the final moments of her life.

Although there is much more to Doris’ life and haunting that I can mention in this article, I can tell you that all the evidence leads up to this being a case of extraordinary psychokinetic powers.

Or at least that’s how I see things.

Dr. Barry Taff is correct when he stated that Brian Harris seemed to contradict himself when I interviewed him.

Although this is evident in the interview, I don’t believe this was done with intent.

As I recall, when talking with Brian for a few hours over the phone, he seemed extremely agitated and very emotional over the fact that some things that were written about his mother were not true.

He was so emotional that it was apparent how jumbled his thoughts were at the moment. Mr. Harris just wanted to get the facts out there about his mother. He is the middle child and remembers a few things quite clearly.

“She was no drunk. Sure she liked to drink every now and then, but not the way they [investigators] painted her.”

I listened intently as the sound of his voice cracked a little.

“And all that stuff about her manifesting these entities because of there being three young males in the house that created this ‘tension’ is all crap! These things were real! I saw them and they saw us.”

I do believe Mr. Harris experienced things that his other brothers did not.

There was a time when one of the children was slapped by an unseen hand during the middle of the night. Another story involves one of the boys bumping into an invisible person in the hallway.

The boys all experienced and saw different things throughout the years, but the bottom-line is that they ALL experienced something in that house. Something that was paranormal.

I had mention to Dr. Taff when we first met that Doris was visited by an old Mexican lady when she had first moved in to the house in Braddock drive.

She received a knock at the front door and was surprised to see an old Mexican woman standing there. Possibly in her 70s or 80s, the woman seemed somber and was there to delivery a chilling message:

“You need to get out! I used to live here in this old house, back when it was just a farm and I was a little girl. There is something very evil here. This place is haunted and you need to get out!”

The old Mexican woman left without saying another word. This warning unnerved both Doris and her eldest son. It was only a few months after that dire warning that the attacks began.

The life of Doris is plagued with demons both literally and figuratively speaking. Because of the vast amount of information that I was privileged to have, Doris eldest son and I have been talking about converting his memories of the time spent on Braddock drive into a book.

A book that I’ve been working on for some time and expect to finish soon. The book contains major events in Doris’ life in a chronological order. From the day she abandoned her family in Illinois, to her final days.

Doris Bither passed away alone in a room, a room from which her son reported seeing balls of light appear just like they did back in the early 70s. You see, Doris died a haunted woman.

The book is a project in the works and I expect to have it complete late this year.

This will be a first-hand account of Doris’s eldest son.

The dark past he knew about his mother, his experiences during the time spent on Braddock drive and his adult life with his mother.

This is a non-fiction piece, based on meticulous research into the case.

With the help from the good folks over at the Los Angeles County Hall of Records and Doris’ family, I piece together the history of one of the greatest cases in the annals of the paranormal.

Javier Ortega
August, 6, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

The Paradoxical ENTITY Photographs

 

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I’m sure that most of you have seen the enigmatic Entity photographs many times by now?  These extraordinary 35 mm. SLR photos from The Entity investigation of 1974 depict far more than what meets the eye,

In fact, they are paradoxical in the extreme.  In the primary featured photo you see Doris Bither on her bed, sitting under what appears as a brilliant arc of light framing her below.  No one during our investigation saw anything vaguely resembling this.

What we all visually perceived at that time were large, brightly luminous, balls of lime green light rapidly flying about the corner of the bedroom where Doris sat on her bed cowering in fear at the incredible luminous display around her.

Luminous anomaly “corpuscular mass” in The Entity case, Summer 1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this second photo, is an extraordinary image of luminous arc over Doris Bither’s head.  We did not visually observe this arc.  In all likelihood, the reason an arc was captured here is probably because we weren’t shooting fast enough in terms of our shutter speed and therefore the resulting image was essentially a time-lapse shot, similar to what occurs if you take a time exposure of stars at night without a moving platform…you get streaks.

But what’s really extraordinary about this particular shot is that if you look behind the arc you’ll notice that the walls meet at a 90-degree angle, which means that if this arc was a projected light source as if by hoax, it would have been bent in accordance with the wall upon which the image would have fallen.

This arc is not bent, indicating that the light source was in free space and not a projected image. In the third photograph here there are two inverted arcs present in the frame and yet Doris is not even in the frame.

When these intriguing photos were captured, the room was pitch black, illuminated only by the light emitted from the luminous anomalies we observed and photographed with our deep-red filtered strobed 35 mm. cameras.

Luminous arc framing Doris Bither, The Entity case, 1974

The high point of another particular photo session was when these lights coalesced in the corner of Doris’ bedroom forming into a large humanoid apparition that was visible to all of us, bathed in the same lime-green light.

We must have fired off well over one hundred of frames of film from different cameras and with different photographers,  yet we could not photograph it.

As you’ll read in my book, we all carefully wrote down what we saw before we spoke of it.  All twenty-five of us apparently saw exactly the same thing at the same time.

Then why couldn’t we photograph it?

Inverted arcs, not visually observed, The Entity case, Summer, 1974

Maybe because we really didn’t see it with our eyes?  Maybe we “sensed” it (a mental image not a visual one) and only thought we we visually observed it?

I know this doesn’t make a lot of sense, but if you read Chapter 2 of my book (The Real Life Entity Case), this paradoxical photographic aspect is discussed in exhaustive detail.

So does this mean that something in that environment was causing all of us to share some type of collective, telepathic hallucination?

What in the hell is that?  Contrary to what we see on TV or in films, there is no such thing as a mass hallucination, although there certainly is mass hysteria.

So, in the end, what are we seeing in these most extraordinary photographs and what is it telling us about the nature of these phenomena?

For some theoretical answers, check out my book, Aliens Above, Ghosts, Below: Explorations of the Unknown.