To Light The Way Forward: Luminous Anomaly Analysis Within A Paramagnetic Environment

 

Then comes the recent photo taken by Tara Mead at David Oman’s house in August of 2014.  This most incredible photo might help parapsychologists to better understand what is really transpiring in such environments.

But let’s begin with the way that real science, which parapsychology is, works to clinically study phenomena.

It’s begins with the Ockham’s Razor principle, which simply stated, says that all things being equal, you start with the most simplistic explanation of a given phenomenon and then slowly work your way to the most unlikely cause.  Sort of deductive reasoning.

What this means is that before we assume that an event is truly paranormal in nature, we must first rule out every other possible explanation. This takes time, scientific research and analysis, and the careful collection of data within experiments conducted under controlled laboratory conditions.  But as some aspects of parapsychology cannot be lured into a lab for closer scrutiny, we must therefore resort to the only other method available to us for studying such events;  collecting observational data over a very long period of time in the hope of discovering longitudinal patterns in such data.

When investigating haunted houses, other than measuring the localized EMF environment and the people’s medical and psychological condition at the heart of the case, this is all that’s really left for us to do other than hoping to encounter something of interest that can be documented and recorded with scientific instruments (And by the way, there is no machine on earth that can measure a ghost or spirit.  If we don’t know what these things are, how can we build machines to measure them (read Ghost In The Machine, on this site for more details on this)?  Instruments are designed to measure only what we know of, and there is no scientific evidence even suggesting that such phenomena emit EMFs, nuclear or gravitational forces.

However, in some cases, like in this one, we see how nature truly does abhor a vacuum, as there is a meeting of the minds, or sciences, in that there is blatant evidence that the forces we do know of, electromagnetism in this case, are hard at work triggering phenomena we currently call paranormal.   And by keeping meticulous track of how the energies we do know of affect the energies we don’t know of, the better our understanding of both will be in the end.

But that being said, there is ample evidence that neither electromagnetism, nuclear or gravitational forces are the causal agents of paranormal events of any type, from ESP and remote viewing all the way to RSPK and apparitions, but they can and do seem to mediate them.   And it is this mediation process to which I am referring to here.  If the right person is in the right EMF environment, paranormal phenomena is more likely to occur than if they are not in such a location.

To start out with a bang, let me make my intentions perfectly clear here.  In my personal and professional opinion, Tara Mead’s photo and the enhancements I’ve done to it, may turn out to be some of the most significant and relevant photos ever captured in the field of parapsychology, and the reasons behind my thinking are discussed in detail below.

But before we can get into the photo, I again must make some direct and blanket statements about the ongoing phenomena at David Oman’s house.

I firmly believe that David’s house is haunted, but that’s a very generic term which covers a lot of ground, sort of like saying that a machine flies through the air without ever understanding anything about what makes and allows a plane to fly, such as thrust, lift, drag and aerodynamics in general, let alone lighter-than-air ships.

There are definitive and demonstrable reasons that David’s house is “haunted”, and they are as plain as the nose on one’s face if one bothers to look.  But at the same time, I do not for even a nanosecond believe that the disembodied spirits of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring and the like, are floating around David’s house having conversations with him, anyone else, or are responsible for the various paranormal events occurring there.  From what I’ve encountered, recorded and learned on my own and through other investigators who have visited this location, they are very real, scientific reasons for the paranormal phenomena occurring there that do not in any way suggest that ghosts are present and accounted for.  But those reason may finally help clarify the reasons underlying such occurrences.

David’s house sits up at near the top of Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon (northern Beverly Hills) which just happens to be a United States Geological Survey (USGS) geomagnetic anomaly site, meaning that the geomagnetic field there has a substantially higher amplitude and perhaps even some frequency oscillation that is different than normal, surrounding terrain does.  And if that wasn’t enough, the actual construction of David’s house likely serves to dramatically strengthen the already existing high-amplitude geomagnetic field.

As I briefly discussed on Zak Bagan’s Ghost Adventures Aftershocks show of  March 28, 2015, when this house was built they had to sink heavy iron girders into the side of the hill upon which house sits.  These metal girders are obviously ferromagnetic, meaning they conduct electromagnetic fields and act for the most part like giant, capacitive-discharge antennae.  These girders are both vertical and horizontal in terms of their placement into the hillside.

The earth’s magnetic field runs parallel to the earth’s surface, while the electric field is perpendicular to it.  By sinking the iron girders into the ground at numerous different angles into the hillside, the high-amplitude geomagnetic field is now being emitted both paralleling and perpendicular to the earth’s surface, a situation that might easily affect the central nervous systems of people who are hypersensitive to EMFs (like myself and many others). 

Therefore, we have very powerful magnetic fields flowing in every possible direction simultaneously, which is contrary to the way they normally exist on earth.  This is why we have repeatedly seen compass needles spin within David’s house. which are indicative of a quadrapole, which supposedly does not exist in nature, and this is part of the reason why so many people get physically while there for extended amount of time.

In point of fact, over the course of the year I investigated the Oman case (2005-6), I kept a medical log on the case once I observed how this location made me and many others ill just by being there (there further details of this at the blog entitled Cielo Drive Convergence: The Ultimate Field Laboratory elsewhere on this site).

As it turns out, I recorded data on sixty-one (61) people who had visited the house while I was investigating it.  And as it turns out, forty-two (42) of them, that’s 68.9%, became severely ill just by spending several hours within David’s house. Even given what I already knew about the effects EMFs can have on people, almost 70% is an astounding percentage.  I expected a number somewhere between 5 and 15%, not 68.9%.

This unique magnetic location might very well be toxic to some, and as I told Zak Bagans on the two of his shows I appeared in, there is no amount of cash incentive to make me return to David Oman’s house.  What good is money if you’re crippled or dead?  What good is a Porsche 918 if you can no longer drive or are in a pine box six feet beneath the ground?

When dealing with such paranormal activity, it’s vital that we realize that such is the result of a confluence, that is, a concert of different variables working together to trigger and generate the phenomenon in question.  Moreover, if one is hypersensitive to EMFs and are either seizure prone or epileptic, then being in close proximity to powerful EMFs can serve as triggers by stimulating your brain and central nervous system.  This is part of how we define a poltergeist agent today.

One of David’s friends has recently posted some rather troubling comments regarding how many times I was actually at the house and how many people I actually interviewed, suggesting that I’ve basically lied about this.   In this person’s effort to discredit my research at this house, he even claimed that I was possibly stalking Oman (or is it, Omen?), and really visited the home only a few times as opposed to twenty-one (21).  It might be good for this clown to check what David himself has said and written about before he makes a greater fool of himself, as Oman even contradicts what is said here.  He also wondered why I bothered to collect any medical data while at the house.

Hello?  That’s part of the reason I was at this house to begin with, it’s called a thorough investigation that is not bound by apriori assumptions and beliefs.  This person also claimed that I said that what people were experiencing at this house was hallucinatory, and how could hallucinations affect cameras. sensors and microphones.  If this uneducated individual understood what I wrote here and spoke of on Zak Bagan’s Ghost Adventures Aftershocks show, he’d have grasped the fact that I never even suggested such was the case.

What I said on that show and what I’m writing about here makes it perfectly clear that the events at Oman’s house are definitely paranormal in nature, but that disembodied consciousness is not the cause of such, while RSPK of living people very likely is.  And last but not least, this man who was attempting to discredit me on this matter in order to keep David’s tourist derived income flowing, asked why I have not disclosed the names of all the individuals who I allegedly kept such medical logs on.   Once again, if this individual knew anything about how real science works, he’d understand that I’d have to obtain written releases from each and every person before disclosing such personal information in a public venue.  However, I did provide the detailed medical log I kept on the case to Zak Bagans who certainly read it, and clearly understood the moral and ethical aspects regarding such disclosure.

Getting back to the deleterious effects of David’s house has on some, Lisa’s response was far more volatile than almost anyone, in that she became physically and emotionally ill later that night and the next day, where she had the worst nightmares of her life, which I also experienced in my own home.  I almost never have nightmares.  In fact, I cannot even remember the last time I had one prior to or after this event.

I have the sneaking suspicion that certain people act as biological operational amplifiers, waveguides and focal planes.   These terms are all common nomenclature used in physics, electronics and engineering, and are discussed in much greater depth in my book Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown.

These variables at work are the following:  1) Location (electromagnetic/geomagnetic anomalies present), 2) Hypersensitivity to EMFs (even close proximity to high level 60 Hz. fields,  3) Being either seizure prone or epileptic, 4) the inductive resonance at the location is able to couple with your brain and central nervous system (which is very subjective and varies from one person to the next), and 5) poor emotional coping mechanism for stress of the individuals within said environment.

However, while it appears to be true that most poltergeist agents are either seizure prone or epileptic, most people suffering from epilepsy or just being seizure prone, are not poltergeist agents.  This means that the linkage here is unilateral, not bilateral in nature.  Obviously, there are some missing or unknown variables in the middle that are not yet known.  Most likely, it’s the individuals inability to cope with emotional stress and their heightened sensitivity to EMFs.   And sometimes, the neurological end of things is as simple as the person having neuro-muscular spasms which prevents them from sleeping, and are prescribed and anti-convulsant medication, which stops the spasms as well as the RSPK activity.

Now that I’ve set the stage, let me proceed to explain what makes Tara Mead’s photo so unique.

This first photo is the original one taken by Tara on that August night last year, and it clearly shows what appears to be a rather intense luminous anomaly that was not visible to the naked eye at the time.  The reason this photo was taken was that Tara noticed that the subject, Scottie Megelin, seemed to be having an adverse reaction to being in the very bottom room of David’s home.  Like a wise photographer, rather than asking Scottie what was going on with her, Tara simply snapped off a photo.

The photo was a one in-a-billion chance shot that just happened to coincide with the way the high-amplitude geomagnetic field was inductively coupling with Scottie’s brain and central nervous system.   If I had to make a bet, I’d guess that Scottie was right on the edge of having a very low-level convulsion or seizure due to the inductive resonance coupling with the high-amplitude geomagnetic field and her brain and central nervous system.

Thankfully for Scottie, this effect was not as pronounced as the way this house has affected others who’ve visited David’s house.   The first time I spent more than an hour there in July of 2005, I suddenly turned beet red while at the base of the circular stairwell at the back of house and then passed out.   No seizure, I just lost consciousness.  Thankfully, Steve Rubin (read the blog entitled Cielo Drive Convergence: The Ultimate Field Laboratory elsewhere on this site to discover who Steven is) who was next to me, prevented my collapsing onto the floor.

It took 21 hours at the computer subjecting the original photograph to what’s called hyperspectral image enhancement.   It’s important to understand that the use of the hyperspectral nomenclature used here is not in any way associated with the paranormal.  It’s a specific type of image enhancement where you can focus on certain specific wavelengths of light to enhance some aspects of the photo, while diminishing others.  This form of image enhancement is used on orbiting satellites for everything from weather analysis, crop growth, water saturation on earth and on other planets as well.  And of course, it’s used in surveillance satellites looking down upon our enemies to track their activity.

Original photo sent to me by Syd Schultz II
Original photo taken by Tara Viosca Mead of Scottie Megelin, was sent to me by Syd Schultz II

Attached are four photos.  The first, at the left here, is the original photo taken by Tara Viosca Mead in early August of 2014 at this house, and depicts some type of luminous anomaly that was not visible to the naked eye, but appeared in the photo.  Also notice on camera left, to the lady’s right, there’s a reflection of this anomaly in the glass pane covering something hanging on the wall.

 

 

Enhanced via hyperspectral imaging
Enhanced via hyperspectral image enhancement

The second, third and fourth photos are ones that I subjected to hyperspectral image enhancement to get more detail out of them.  Again, please understand that the term hyperspectral has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the paranormal, it’s simply the nomenclature used to describe a specific type of image enhancement.

 

In the second photo you see here at the left was the first hyperspectral image enhancement pass to reduce background noise clutter so as to brighten the anomaly over the woman’s face. Once again, please take note of the reflected image middle of camera left.

2014-08-09_13.48.34The next photo seen here at the left, is another hyperspectral enhancement pass to further sharpen and clarify the anomaly.  There appears to be heightened degree of clarity in terms of the relative heat signature assigned to the pass, as the closer the anomaly was to the Scottie’s head, the hotter it appeared to be in the enhancement.  Please also note the extraordinary configuration at the extreme upper left of the anomaly, like an upside down goblet with a broken crooked stem.  I would even put forth a guess as to what that is.

Even more startling are the seeming, horizontal bands of energy circling around Scottie’s head.  These appear to depict a cyclonic rotation that’s possibly depicting the intense coupling between the localized, high amplitude geomagnetic field and Scottie’s brain.  What we might be seeing here for the very first time outside a medical imaged Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is an optical analog of the interaction of the paramagnetic environment and the lady in the photo.  This photo might be one of the most relevant photos ever captured in this field.

Final hyperspectral enhancement of Syd Schultz II photo
Final hyperspectral enhancement of Tara Mead’s photo

The final photo is the most enhanced and displays what appears to be very distinctive boundaries associated with the relative heat index linked to the enhancement, when all the background clutter is removed.  If I had to make a guess as to what’s being depicted here, it’s that Scottie was experiencing some form of mild convulsion or very petite seizure due to her brain’s inductively coupling with the high-amplitude geomagnetic field present in the house. 

Also, note the same, odd little “fixture” a the extreme upper left of the anomaly that looks like upside-down goblet attached to a crooked stem, which in reality doesn’t exist.  With each level of enhancement, the image becomes stranger and stranger. 

The real question here is, “Why wasn’t this luminous anomaly visible to the naked eye when it was reflecting off glass a few feet away?”  Perhaps because it occurred for such a short amount of time, say about 1,000th of-a-second.  Our eye and brain are not designed to detect such rapid bursts of light, and Tara took her photo in that very split second when this incredible luminous anomaly appeared. This photo could be one of the most significant pictures ever taken in the history of parapsychology.

Adding to the mystery here, there appears to have been numerous sources of light present when this photo was taken.  In fact, there may be as many as three different sources including the flash of Tara’s camera.   This in and of itself, suggests the possibility that what’s being seen here is somewhat equivalent to an interference pattern generated when subject and reference light sources converge during the creation of holograms.   But this is only a theory at present, as coherent light sources were certainly not in use in that house at any time.  As I was not present that night at Oman’s house, I cannot ever really know what the details of the artificial illumination sources were at that instant, as no one kept any records of things.

In closing, it’s very important to understand that such events do not simply happen on their own, as there are a multitude of factors that end up creating and mediating what we call paranormal activity.  Many of these are now understood only in the most cursory  of ways, yet there’s much more to learn about how the physical world we all live in ends up triggering and manipulating such events.   

This whole matter is far more complicated than we ever imagined.  So much so, that if I went back in time to 46 years ago when I started my research and told my young self what we know today, my young self would tell my older self, that he was nuts.   What we expected to learn we did not, what we never expected to learn ended up staring us right in our face.

Bottom line, if one do not really understand how the physical world around them works, how then can they even begin to speculate or theorize on what might exist beyond its boundaries?

Luminous Anomalies: Light Within and Without

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Street light interference, or SLI, is an alleged (yeah, right) anomalous phenomenon where a person seems to turn off (or sometimes on) street lights, or outside building security lights, when passing near them.

Although street lights can turn off by chance, such as high pressure sodium street lights cycling (turning on and off repeatedly) at the end of their life cycle, believers in street light interference tend to claim that it happens to them personally on a regular basis, more frequently than chance would explain. Some propose paranormal explanations for SLI, sometimes based on scientific terminology, such as the explanation that electrical impulses in their brain interfere with the workings of electric lights. Anecdotes about people’s experiences of SLI have been reported by news sources.

SLI has never been demonstrated to occur in a scientific experiment, and those who claim to cause it have been found to be unable to reproduce the effect on demand; they give the explanation that the effect is not within their mental and physical control.[2] Many times they do report, however, that it occurs with specific lamps and not just randomly shutting off street lights or electrical lamps in general.

Hilary Evans and the The SLI Effect

Hilary Evans, an English author who writes about paranormal subjects, coined the word “SLider” to refer to someone who causes this effect, in his book The SLI Effect.[5] In this book on page 15 he explains that a wide variety of street lamp types show

“ the effect is spontaneous and is apparently meaningless; it serves no practical purpose, nor does it seem to provide satisfaction for the individual or in any other way serve some kind of psychological purpose. ”
In the preface of the book Evans says,

“ SLI is an apparent phenomenon, based on claims by many people that they involuntarily, and usually spontaneously, cause street lamps to go out. Generally the effect is intermittent, infrequent and without an immediately discernible sequence of cause and effect. SLI deserves study because it gives the appearance of being an anomalous phenomenon in its own right. That is to say, it appears to be an effect which is not consistent with our current knowledge of how people interact with the physical world, and which occurs in specific circumstances. ”
On page 16 he explains what seems most likely to be happening,

“ Most commentators, confronted with the Street Light Interference phenomenon, look – and rightly – for a straightforward physical explanation. For example, when Robert McMorris of the Omaha World-Herald devoted two or three issues of his regular column to SLI reports in January 1990, he quoted Allen Klostermeyer, manufacturer’s representative for Lighting Specialists Inc., who pointed out that when a sodium (amber) bulb nears the end of its useful life, it may go into an off-and-on sequence:  When one of them starts to “die”, it requires more voltage. This will cause the lamp to go off temporarily;  when it cools down, it will come on again for a while. Eventually it will die completely.

“ This, it was suggested, is sufficient to explain the SLI effect; what happens is that the witness just happens to be passing such a lamp during its death-throes, and is led by the synchronicity to imagine that he is somehow responsible. But as the testimony shows, even if we allow the coincidence in place and time, this effect could account for only a small fraction of the reported cases. For one thing, other types of lamp are involved besides sodium lamps. Then again, only a small number of reports describe anything like an SL going off, then on, then off again. And what about when a witness extinguishes a whole batch of SLs: are we to conclude that the whole batch was purchased together, and so shared the same life-span, and such was the perfection of their manufacture, that they all reached their death-point simultaneously? Yet even if we allow that, there is still the fact that some SLIders extinguish a row of SLs in sequence, each one going out as the witnesses nears it: it is asking too much to suppose that a series of lamps would have been arranged in order of their life-span. ”

As much as the preceding material attempted to discount and discredit the belief that some people can occasionally affect street lights by standing near to them, I can attest right here of recurring personal experiences wherein my immediate proximity to street lights at a particular location consistently caused them abruptly turn off, and that such was not the effect the normal cycling of those types of streetlamps or their imminent failure.

It was the summer of 1985 when my girlfriend and I were living together on Montana Avenue in the Brentwood suburb of West Los Angeles. As the parking in that region is very limited due to overcrowding, it’s sometimes impossible to locate parking close to where one lives if the building only offers one space per apartment, as ours did.

I began noticing a fascinating pattern that emerged in that every time I walked under a certain set of street lamps that I was required to pass under in order to get to our apartment. Like clockwork, I would walk under these particular street lamps and POW, they would go off, only to re-illuminate shortly after I walked a considerable distance away from them. At the time, this was a highly reproducible event, that I repeatedly demonstrated to my girlfriend as well as numerous friends of ours.

In experimenting with this odd occurrence, I had my girlfriend, her friends and my friends repeatedly walk under the relevant street lamps (at different hours of the evening, but always before 1 a.m.), and nothing ever occurred, the lights remained on as they should. Yet every single time I walked under them, they would extinguish themselves. It appeared that I was required to be within less than 25 feet away from the street lights in question in order for this effect to occur (this is horizontal distance, not vertical, as that remained constant as I was always on the sidewalk).

The effect grew so pronounced that even if I drove under the lamps at times, they turned off. This effect continued until the day my girlfriend and I broke up about eighteen months later and I moved out of Brentwood. My intrigue with this phenomenon grew so great that I actually would camp outside during the summer months in order to determine if the streetlamps in question would spontaneously turn off by themselves. They did not. The only time they turned off other than when I was under them was when the sun started to rise and there was sufficient light to turn them off.

So, what was so damn unique about me that caused these street lamps to consistently turn off every time walked under them? I have no idea, but what follows may, in some way, be related to those occurrences.

As the control for these street lamps is by a photo detector that sits atop of each lamp housing, logic and reason suggests that something about certain unique individuals passing in immediate proximity to these street lamps emits a form of energy that is the virtual equivalent of visible light, except that it’s not visible to the human eye.

What follows here might be related to the aforementioned street light interference phenomenon, inasmuch as these extraordinary situations appeared to involve light or radiant energy of one form or another.

It was winter 1978, and my colleague and I were invited to appear on a talk show that was shot locally here in Los Angeles at Television City, located at the southeast corner of Fairfax Ave. and Beverly Blvd.

Although we’d already appeared on numerous shows since we started working together in late 1973, this request was not unique in any respect. But what was about to occur while we were being evaluated by the production company certainly was.

It all began when we were about to have our photo taken while standing next to each other, where my colleague voiced a rather unexpected and unusual comment regarding the fact that I don’t always appear on film when photographed, and that it wasn’t odd to discover luminous anomalies somewhere in photos taken of me or by me throughout my life. It goes without saying, that I was caught off guard by my colleague’s statement, worried that it would make us both look like real nut jobs when the photo turned out normally.

Before I could make a statement about what my colleague had just said, one of the production assistants used her Polaroid SX-70 camera to take our photo. It developed all right, and we were all in for quite a shock, because I was nowhere to be found in the photo, even though I was standing less than a foot to my colleague’s left.

The image of my colleague was quite clear, but in place of mine, there was a blinding white light that completely obliterated my presence in the photo. It was more like someone had replaced me with a 5,000-watt xenon lamp. But if it had been a normal form of bright light, my colleague should have been obscured by it as well, which was not the case.

Today, it’s well known that Polaroid film was very sensitive to magnetic fields, as they easily fog or blur the image. However, if it were as simple as a localized magnetic field, why wasn’t my colleague’s image affected? Why was only my image obliterated by a large, intense field of light?

If it were my young brain emitting a 1,000 microvolts of electromagnetic energy at 10 Hz., (where 30-200 microvolts at 8-20 Hz. is considered normal) as was documented by repeated EEG recordings made in the study that Drs. Thelma Moss and Herbert Eveloff conducted on me at UCLA in 1969-1970 (see another blog on this site entitled, “A Different Kind of Psychic: Being A Medical Intuitive”), that should have only affected the area around my head to blur or overexpose that part of my anatomy, not the entire body, and only if the camera in question was very close to my head (which it never was).

We all stood there and stared at the photo, and given what my colleague had just said about my not being photogenic, the two female production assistants just stood there and stared at me like I was not quite human, which is what my colleague often suggested.

Would the production people surrender the Polaroid photo to us when asked…no, they just wanted us to leave the office immediately. And even if they had given me the anomalous photo, who in their right mind would believe the account I just described? Even if we had that ancient Polaroid SX-70 photo today, people would just assume that the event was staged, where my colleague simply had me take a photo of him with nothing next to him other than a bright source of light. Without witnesses to validate what happened in that office, no one would believe it.  And to be totally honest with you, neither would I, for this level of photogenic problem was even beyond what I had experienced growing up.

If you viewed my family album, you’d discover numerous photos taken of me, or by me, that have luminous anomalies in them. I recall one shot taken of me by my father in November of 1964 within our backyard. There I was looking all of 8 years old (at most), when I was sixteen. But that wasn’t the real oddity here. What stood out was what appeared to be multi-colored balls of light (NOT ORBS) flying around me, both in front and behind.  Neither my father or I observed anything unusual at the time my picture was taken, but there it was, whatever it was, as clear as everything else in the frame.

When I went to have my high-school graduation photo taken, it required me to return to the photographer three different times in order for them to get even one photo that was usable. Most of their shots of me were so out-of-focus or over exposed, that they were useless. Of course, I didn’t even comment to the photographer about what might be occurring with me and my occasional photogenic problem.

When very young, my parents and I took vacations and occasionally the photos taken at such time exhibited anomalies. Some of them were actually taken by me, also have strange, luminous anomalies within them. In fact, about twenty years ago or so, I was taking some photos of my parents and other family members with a camera my father owned. In every shot taken by someone other than me, the images depicted were perfect. But in those few frames that I took of my parents, there were numerous, bright, orange-red luminous anomalies present, in each frame.

I could almost understand if the entire roll of film had been somehow exposed by my holding the camera, but that wasn’t the case. Only the frames that I shot with that camera showed luminous anomalies, and there was no evidence of light leaks within said camera. So what am I doing and how am I doing it? Let’s forget about even theorizing about the why at this point, if the what and how remain a mystery.

When the old UCLA parapsychology lab was open, there was a great deal of photographic sheet film used by Dr. Thelma Moss in her Kirlian Photography experiments (for more on this particular issue, visit another blog on this site entitled “Legacy’s End”). Eventually, Dr. Moss discovered what happened if I held the aluminum-coated bag of unexposed/undeveloped 5″ x 7″ sheet film, either black and white or color. After about one minute she would open the sealed pack of film and develop it. What a surprise, all the sheets of film looked like they were irradiated by some form of energy that exposed them. Was I the source?

What made this experiment even more interesting is the fact that numerous other people in the lab also held the same types of film packs as I did, but when those sheets were developed, they were blank, showing no evidence of being exposed to any form of radiation. Over time, when Dr. Moss took numerous Kirlian photos of my finger pads, there was almost no corona discharge depicted most of time. But as my fingertips and skin, in general, is very oily, that moisture would prevent or inhibit the electric corona from appearing around my fingertips.

However, when I voluntarily entered an altered state of consciousness through deep muscular relaxation and the lowering of my pulse and respiratory rate, normal Kirlian photos of my fingertips were obtained. But there is nothing metaphysical or paranormal about these occurrences, as we now know that the primary mediator or modulator of those electrical discharge coronas was/is moisture, so what was occurring with me had no relevance other than helping to seal the eventual pseudo paranormal fate of Kirlian Photography.

During the summer of 2011, I suddenly developed advanced cataracts in both eyes, which was unusual as there was no slow evolution to them occurring. They literally appeared the morning after I saw the movie Cowboys and Aliens, which while not being very entertaining to me, was not sufficiently visually traumatizing to trigger cataracts in anyone. Boring, redundant, rhetorical and stupid yes, but insufficiently bad to force me to suddenly go blind.

I was finally able to afford the surgery in early 2012, and the surgeon was rather perplexed by what he saw in my eyes during the surgery. To begin with, my cataracts just spontaneously occurred, rather than starting very subtle and then become more advanced. But stranger than that, was that the fibrous tissue in my right eye had atrophied so severely that the surgeon questioned me as to whether I ever worked around very high amplitude magnetic fields or ionizing radiation. As a result, the surgery on my right eye was far more complex and took about three times as long as the left eye, as he had to suture the new lens back into the cornea in order to anchor it and allow new fibrous tissue to grow into place.

I told him that I didn’t recall working or living in any environments that would have such energy present. The surgeon said that the fibrous tissue in my right eye that connects the lens to the cornea was so degenerated that he automatically assumed that I had had long-term exposure to such energetic fields. In fact, he told me that if I had put off having my surgeries for a prolonged period, there was a good chance that the lens in my right eye would have completely detached from the cornea, where it would have hit my retina causing instant blindness and possible death from hemorrhaging.

Then it occurred to me that when I do my medical intuitive thing (see “A Different Kind of Psychic: On Being A Medical Intuitive”, elsewhere on this site), that perhaps I am emitting a high-amplitude magnetic field or some form of ionizing radiation. What if I’m able to focus and collimate such environmental energies that already exist around us in order to utilize them to look inside of people’s bodies? If such is even theoretically possible, wouldn’t it be an ironic fate to suffer for diagnosing other people paranormally, that such would rapidly atrophy my own eyes?

This photo was taken by Tara Mead in early August of 2014 at the Cielo Drive.  I  later subjected this photo hyperspectral image enhancement.  This incredible anomaly was not seen, only photographed.
This enhanced photo was taken by Tara Mead of Scottie Megelin in early August of 2014 at David Oman’s house on Cielo Drive. I later subjected the original photo to  hyperspectral image enhancement which is seen here. This incredible anomaly was not seen, only photographed.

Then I remember that back in 2006 I needed to visit a local rheumatologist’s office for what seemed like connective tissue problems I has having in my hand. As it turned out, there was not real problem, but the physician knew of my parapsychological research specifically related to the Cielo Drive case (see the blog entitled “Cielo Drive Convergence: The Ultimate Field Laboratory” elsewhere on this site) and demonstrated an interest in possibly exploring the effects of EM fields on human biology, something he was already doing, but not as related to the paranormal.

That doctor provided me with some unexposed X-ray film still within their protective sleeves, and I put one up to my face and marked the area around my eyes, brow ridge, nose and chin. I then began staring into the film that was directly against my face as if I was actually looking through a person’s body with my medical intuitive ability. When the X-ray film was developed, it appeared to have been exposed right where my eyes were positioned against the sheet. What?  What in the hell’s going on here?  Where did this come from?

Final hyperspectral enhancement of Tara Mead's photo from Cielo Drive case, 8/9/14
Final hyperspectral enhancement of Tara Mead’s photo of Scottie Megelin from  David Oman’s house on Cielo Drive case, 8/9/14

Wait a minute, I then recalled that when much younger, say between ten and thirty years of age, I could put my bare hand up to the glass of old cathode ray tubes that made up ancient TV picture tubes and the strangest thing occurred. Around my hand, would appear a brilliant “aura” of color, as if my hand was generating a very powerful magnetic field (which us humans supposedly do not generate) causing the phosphors of the tube to react to my hand’s presence. That was shortly followed by the TV in question abruptly dying on more than one occasion (how coincidental?). Needless to say, I stopped attempting that experiment as the result was way too costly for me and my family.

And let’s not forget my ever-present problems with watches up until about the age of 40, where most would run fast or simply fail. I even had one of the first old digital watches, I believe it was called a Pulsar. The watch was very attractive, but when worn by me, it would fail in one of several different ways. The battery would die within weeks as opposed to years, and it was not uncommon for my Pulsar to display times that was not even encoded into the electronics within it, like 99.76. I eventually sold the watch and the new owner never had a problem with it.  Can’t imagine why?

Back in 1980, I finally bought a stainless steel Rolex Submariner watch I always wanted. Beautiful timepiece for sure, and I really liked its design, but the watch never appeared to like me, as it constantly ran very fast or simply stopped working. When I repeatedly brought it in for diagnosis, service and cleaning, all they could tell me was that the watch appeared to be strongly magnetized, when it shouldn’t be. They too asked the question as to whether I worked in high-energy environments, just as the ophthalmologist who performed my  cataract surgeries did. Finally, in 1997 I sold the blasted Rolex and was paid more than twice what I bought it for even though it didn’t even work (fortunately, I kept the purchase receipt, which is essential when selling such a valuable timepiece due to all the stolen jewelery here in Los Angeles).

Not that it matters, but my deleterious effect upon watches has thankfully disappeared with age as does most everything, for I now own a TAG Heuer stainless steel, Kirium F1 watch, and it appears to get along with me quite well. Perhaps I shouldn’t even comment on this as it might stir up some old magnetic friends?

Oh no, looks I spoke too soon here, as my TAG Heuer Kirium F1 watch has just recently (4/30/15) decided to pick a fight with me, as the stainless steel case, its internal components, and the stainless steel bracelet, are now strongly magnetized.   But wait a minute,  what could have magnetized the watch, as it was never near anything that could cause such, what affected it?

We know that one way of magnetizing ferromagnetic material is to repeatedly rub a strong magnet up and down the item, this causes the atoms in the object to properly align themselves in such a way so was to make the item magnetic.

That’s fine, but what was magnetic source was rubbing up and down the watch I was wearing?

I was.

So it appears that my body is occasionally behaving like a strong magnet, that would have to be millions of times more intense than the earth’s magnetic field we live in, which is 0.5 gauss (I dislike the new nomenclature of “tesla”) in order to realign the crystalline structure of the stainless steel thereby magnetizing it.

I guess that this was why when I placed my hand against the old picture tube televisions many decades ago, beautiful colors would appear around it, as if the magnetic field of my hand was affecting the phosphors on the screen of the cathode ray tube.   But why did that TV then drop dead the very next day?

Who knows.

Cielo Drive Convergence: The Ultimate Field Laboratory?

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By now, everyone’s probably heard of the alleged haunting on Cielo Drive at Benedict Canyon within Beverly Hills.  This case was inspired by, and may be the natural fallout from, the heinous Sharon Tate murders back in August of 1969.  There are real scientific reasons that this location is plagued by such recurring paranormal events, and it’s far more complicated than Charles Manson’s cult slaughtering five people at this location on a hot August night night more than four decades ago.  These recurring events are the result of a confluence of several key factors and variables acting in concert to generate such extraordinary and durable paranormal activity.

If you watched the awful Haunted History season opener (from the hacks at Pilgrim Studios, who produce the fraudulent paranormal reality series Ghost Hunters)  on July 12, 2013,  you saw little more than redundant, ghoulish, bloodbath reenactments of the 1969 slayings, while the real substance of this incredible case was diminished by totally unqualified people talking about worthless K2 meters, which are about as relevant to scientific paranormal research as your running shoes, key chain or watch are.

After more than 4,500 investigations over the course of more than four decades, few cases require the numerous visits that this one did.

There are times in all of our lives when everything appears to come together in just the right place, at just the right time, for just the right reason(s).  One might refer to such a situation as a synchronicity or a convergence, where everything directly leads one down a certain path for an, as yet, undetermined purpose.

Such extraordinary experiences often involve love, work, or an incredible happenstance of good and unfortunately, occasionally bad fortune. In most situations, it is difficult, if not impossible, to unravel the true nature behind the various elements coalescing in just the right way to produce the extraordinary outcome.

In scientific parapsychological research, such events are so incredibly rare that there isn’t even nomenclature to describe such an occurrence, possibly because such an event has never, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, occurred, or at least been published.  Until now, that is.

In July of 2005, I believe that just such a convergence took place in my very own backyard, so to speak.  It appeared that fate had brought me into an investigation that ranks as the benchmark or high water mark of my four-decade career. dwarfing The Entity, Holly Mont and even San Pedro cases.  Seemingly, everything is present in the same place, minutes from where I live, at the same time.  However, I was about to discover that not all things that come in a beribboned box are as benign as they first appear.

This particular investigation is the reason why some of us have chosen to dedicate their entire adult lives to studying various aspects of the paranormal, hoping that just the right collection of variables come together when one is present and able to document them.

And of course, the end result is hopefully a major step forward in knowledge, perhaps even a breakthrough, that provides answers to some very old questions plaguing the human condition like, where do we come from and what happens to us after we die?

However, this story really begins when I received a call from an old friend named Steve Rubin, a producer and publicist I met during the production of The Entity (Fox, 1983) motion picture in 1981.

As it turns out, Steve and I casually met when we were kids during Saturday matinees at a local theater (The Stadium, at Pico and Livonia) where we regularly saw two sci-fi and/or horror movies for twenty-five cents and where a big bag of popcorn and a coke were just a dime each.  I know, depressing isn’t it?

Over the ensuing decades, Steve and I kept bumping into each other at screenings, parties and through other projects and acquaintances within the entertainment industry.

The second-to-last time I saw Steve was at a screening of Roswell at the DGA (Director’s Guild of America) theater in 1994, and again, when a friend, Laurie Jacobson, writer of the now classic book Hollywood Haunted, married a relative of Steve’s, Jon Provost, the child star (Timmy) of the 1950’s Lassie TV series.

The reason Steve called me in the early summer of 2005 was to solicit my interest and involvement to investigate the real story behind the ultra- low budget feature film he had just been hired to promote

House At The End Of The Drive was a supernatural thriller that was wrapping production. It was inspired by the alleged, ongoing paranormal experiences of producer and co-creator David Oman (pronounced omen, no pun intended), who recently moved into a new home his father, a real estate developer and builder, constructed.

The recently built house just happens to be a stone’s throw from the site of the infamous Sharon Tate murders of August 1969.  David moved into the house in August of 2002.

According to Steve, encounters at the allegedly haunted hillside residence ranged from hearing disembodied voices and footsteps, observing large orbs of colored lights, to witnessing the apparitions of several of the August 1969 murder victims.

After having read the script for House At The End of The Drive to insure myself that the movie was not simply another slasher film, I agreed to visit

House At The End Of The Drive lobby card
House At The End Of The Drive lobby card

Oman’s home on Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, which is in the northern edge of Beverly Hills.

On my way up to the house on July 19th to meet my colleague Barry Conrad, memories of August 1969 flooded my mind, remembering the fear and panic that gripped Los Angeles following those heinous killings on that steamy summer night.

After the world was stunned by the incredible savagery, brutality and ritualistic nature of the Tate murders, I often wondered as to whether or not the subsequent tenants of the original house on Cielo Drive (which was torn down in 1994), had experienced any type of paranormal fallout resulting from the vicious slaughter of five innocent souls.  There had been rumors and scuttlebutt over the years, but nothing amounting to anything more than idle chatter, probably the result of too much drugs and alcohol.

As I wound my way up through Benedict Canyon from Sunset Blvd., in the back of my mind I recalled reading years earlier that this particular canyon was plagued by an an acute abundance of alleged hauntings.

In fact, in one particular book, a map of this canyon depicts clusters of hauntings throughout the canyon’s entire length as well as on many of its side streets winding further up into its brush-laden hills.

It was in this region where TV’s first Superman, George Reeves, died from a gunshot wound to his head on June 16th 1959, and whose ghost, occasionally appearing in full Superman costume, may continue to walk the floors of his old Benedict Canyon residence.

Interestingly, Reeves death was never really solved from a forensic standpoint.

The police, medical examiner’s office and media initially labeled it a suicide, but virtually all of the subsequent investigation by my long-time friend Jan Alan Henderson into Reeves’ untimely death, suggests something far more sinister occurred and was thoroughly covered up by the authorities (Speeding Bullet: The Life and Bizarre Death of George Reeves, 2007).

Strangely, Reeve’s fingerprints were not even found on the gun. Nor was there any gunshot residue or powder burns discovered on his body because it was sent directly to the funeral home rather than the coroner’s office, which, even in those days, was against policy on suicides.

Even more intriguing, is the fact that several fresh bullet holes were found in the bedroom floor next to Reeves’ lifeless body on the bed.  I guess he missed his head with the first several rounds!  Yeah, right?

Before turning west, up on to Cielo Drive, I also remembered that there’s an earthquake fault running directly beneath Benedict Canyon, one which has not moved in the recent geologic past.  All of this seemingly irrelevant and abstract information would become very meaningful as the case evolved.

As I approached David’s house, I half expected to meet a 42 year-old man way over the edge of reason and sanity that was simply looking for a tawdry, although effective, way to promote his horror movie.  If that were the case, my presence at this location would have been very short-lived.

Living on the extreme southern edge of Beverly Hills myself, I arrived at the Oman house well before my colleague, Barry Conrad, who lived in Glendale. The upper portion of Cielo Drive where Oman lives is a private street that is severely eroded with numerous potholes, which my sports car’s stiff suspension did not appreciate.

As there is no real parking to speak of on this narrow road, one must pull up tight against the opposing hillside well into the dirt and paint-scratching brush to avoid blocking what limited passing space exists.  To say I was paranoid about leaving my car there was an understatement.

Before exiting the car, my thoughts went in their usual direction before entering a potentially new haunting case at this stage of my career: “Thirty-seven years, four thousand plus cases and far too many sleepless nights to remember.  I really believed that I’d seen, heard and felt it all.  Jaded into complacency, I was sure that nothing could ever impress or astonish me again”.  To put it simply, I was about to be proved wrong, dead wrong.

I had no way of knowing just how utterly unique this Beverly Hills location was and that I was about to embark upon the strangest and most bizarre case of my multi-decade career, a case that might lend much needed definition and clarity to this particular area of parapsychological research.

I pulled my instrument case from the car’s trunk and rang David’s doorbell.  David, very much resembled a combination of a young, thin version of David Nelson (Ricky Nelson’s older brother) and one of the Beach Boys from the mid ‘60’s.

It was July 19th of 2005 Barry and Lisa McIntosh (Conrad’s girlfriend at the time), who was in remission from Multiple Myeloma, a deadly form of bone cancer, accompanied me to this fascinating location, in the hope of experiencing, documenting and collecting some hard, objective data.

The late Sharon Tate
The late Sharon Tate

A stone’s throw away from the infamous house where the Sharon Tate murders occurred, maybe slightly more that one hundred feet north, a new house was built in 2002 and was occupied by the son of the builder, David Oman.  Not surprisingly, the construction crew, David and several of his friends, had experienced a wide range of paranormal phenomena including apparitions, psychokinetic displays as well as disembodied voices in this awesome building up against the hillside.

However, we had absolutely no way of knowing upon our arrival just how utterly unique this specific property would turn out to be in the most unexpected ways.

My instruments (Geomagnetometer, Natural Tri-Field Meter, Air Ion Counter, etc.) indicated bizarre and totally unprecedented magnetic field amplitudes and polarities throughout the entire house combined with an ambient electromagnetic background anywhere from 20-100 times normal.  This house was a compass needle’s worst nightmare.

In fact, there were several locations in David’s home where compass needles would spin wildly as if near a quadrapole, which does not occur in nature.  And on other occasions almost everything in the house seemed to be emitting a very strong magnetic field, including glass, wood, plastic and leather.  None of which are ferromagnetic or paramagnetic.

After this first visit, Barry, Lisa and I came away from this house feeling physically ill.  In fact, while in the Oman house at the bottom of the stairwell, I turned beet red and passed out exactly where the localized geomagnetic field (GMF) measured out at 1,700 milligauss [mG], when 300-500 mG is normal.  Fortunately, Steve Rubin saw what was happening and caught me before I hit the floor.  Fortunately, Steve’s much bigger than I, so there wasn’t a problem.  All I remember from the incident was feeling very warm. nauseous and dizzy like I had a fever with the flu, and then nothing other than waking up on the floor surrounded by various people.

At one point when Lisa came came upstairs to get more batteries, she observed that the top flap of the large ballistic nylon bag for Conrad’s video camera was literally flapping in the air as if being propelled by a strong wind, of which there was none.  She let out a moderate yell and we all came running upstairs.  But by the time we arrived, the case’s top flap has ceased its movement.

Later that evening, I came up to get a fresh 9-volt battery as one of my instruments required it.  When removing the spent battery I carved a large “X” into it to prevent it’s accidental use at another time and I immediately discarded the battery in a trash bin in front of the house.   When I later came back upstairs for another item and opened my locked Pelican case to discover the carved battery carefully balanced and rocking on one of the cases compartmental partition edges.  If no one actually pulled a joke on me here, this was an instance of  apport, which is not that common.  Now my interest was really peaked.

After spending a considerable time in this house, Conrad and Lisa’s response was quite severe.  In fact, there’s a distinct possibility that her spending some 6-8 hours in the Cielo house pushed her back into a series of intense relapses from which she never recovered.  In point of fact, Lisa passed away in July of 2006 from her cancer. 

As both Barry and I had relatively strong adverse reactions to the very high amplitude geomagnetic fields at this location, as did about 68.9% of those visiting. such might have been the influence that dealt a lethal blow to Lisa.  In fact, over the course of  2005-2006, I investigated this site twenty-one times, where I interviewed sixty-one (61) individuals who had entered the house, and kept a detailed logs of their psychophysiological reactions in this most extraordinary magnetic environment.  Amazingly, this medical log clearly indicated that slightly less than 70% of the people visiting this location became very ill after spending several hours there, while not one of them suffered from any preexisting conditions that might have caused such reactions.

One of David’s friends has recently posted some rather troubling comments regarding how many times I was actually at the house and how many people I actually interviewed, suggesting that I’ve basically lied about this.   In the person’s effort to discredit my research at this house, he even claimed that I was possibly stalking of David, and never really visited the home only once or twice.  It might be good for this clown to check what David himself has said and written about before he makes a further fool of himself, as Oman even contradicts what is said here.  He also wondered why I bothered to collect any medical data while at the house.

Hello?  That’s part of the reason I was at this house to begin with, it’s called a thorough investigation that is not bound by apriori assumptions and beliefs.  This person also claimed that I said that what people were experiencing at this house was hallucinatory, and how could hallucinations affect cameras and microphones.  If this uneducated individual understood what I’ve written here and spoke of on Zak Bagan’s Ghost Adventures Aftershocks show, he’d have grasped the fact that I never even suggested such was the case.

What I said on that show and what I’m writing about here makes it perfectly clear that the events at David’s house are definitely paranormal in nature, but that disembodied consciousness is not the cause of such, while RSPK of living people is.  And last but not least, this man who was attempting to discredit me on this matter in order to keep David’s tourist derived income flowing, asked me why I have not disclosed the names of all the individuals who I allegedly kept such medical logs on.   Once again, if this individual knew anything about how real science works, he’d understand that I’d have to obtain written releases from each and every person before disclosing such personal information.  However, I did provide the detailed medical log I kept on the case to Zak Bagans who certainly read it, and clearly understood the moral and ethical aspects regarding such disclosure.

Getting back to the deleterious effects of David’s house has on some people, Lisa’s response was far more volatile than almost anyone, in that she became physically and emotionally ill later that night and the next day, where she had the worst nightmares of her life, which I also experienced in my own home.  I almost never have nightmares.  In fact, I cannot even remember the last time I had one prior to or after this event.

Within a matter of days to weeks after leaving this house, Lisa’s Multiple Myeloma recurred with even greater ferocity, and within less than a year she passed away.  It should be stated that there is no cure known for Multiple Myeloma, once contracted, you’re guaranteed to die from it.  The only question is precisely when.

The late Lisa McIntosh and Barry Conrad
The late Lisa McIntosh and very much alive, Barry Conrad.

However, I am not saying, or even implying here. that the energy in this house was responsible for her untimely demise, but it possibly hastened its arrival.  It then was not surprising to later learn that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) lists this specific location as a geomagnetic anomaly site and that local ancient Native American tribes called it a sacred place, in that some of them sensed it’s very powerful magnetic fields.   Yet, science does not know why this area is so magnetic.

A fallen meteorite from millions of year ago?  Sitting on top of an ancient volcano?  Large deposits of magnetite or iron?  The USGS states the these hills are far too geologically young to have either large deposits of iron and magnetite.  The USGS doesn’t know anymore than we do.  When various companies were initially building various homes on this hill, including Davids, their instruments essentially rendered useless due to the strong magnetism.  The workers had to drill blind and discovered large, empty magma chambers beneath the hill, indicating the very long ago there might have been volcanic activity in the area.

Had we known that this property emitted such strong, positively polarized magnetic fields, we never would have allowed Lisa to even step foot on the property, let alone within it.  Over the course of almost four decades, nothing even close to these levels of energy has been experienced around here during the course of any investigation.

It’s very intriguing to know that there is substantial body of clinical evidence indicating that exposure to negatively polarized magnetic fields substantially inhibit the growth of many types of cancers, while positively polarized magnetic fields appear to rapidly accelerate their growth and proliferation.  Medical science does not know why this is, it just is.  However, as the FDA will not formally recognize or approve any curative mechanism that is not based on pharmaceuticals, making this discussion pretty much academic.

It goes without saying that neither Barry or Lisa ever returned to the Cielo Drive house. I, on the other hand visited this location more than twenty (20) times over the course of a year and have gotten sick on virtually every occasion. However, it should be made clear that I was suffering from IBS at the time, which was surely irritated by the high amplitude geomagnetic field at this location.

On subsequent investigational visits with other associates such as Jan Alan Henderson, Bob Bastanchury, Brent Wolfberg, Todd Farris, Paul Clemens and Jeff Mandel, some of us continued having intense interactions with this most interesting abode.

Bob witnessed a lamp in mid-flight when we all came up from the lower floors.  Jeff Mandel had an unnerving experience in the bathroom when some crumpled up paper flew out of the waste basket and hit him.   A local news crew from KCOP began feeling ill shortly after entering the house and their remote live-feed truck electronically crashed while in front of the Oman home.  The network sent a second remote truck out that stayed at the bottom of the hill and it avoided the problems the first one had encountered.

While standing in the entrance way with some media person one night, a sudden wave of nausea overwhelmed both the journalist and myself, which just happened to temporally correlate with the Natural Tri-Field Meter making a full scale magnetic deflection and then going back to normal.  We were both amazed. 

What made this particular event particularly interesting was that this reporter had just asked me if I ever felt sick while in this house.  Before I could even answer, the nausea and instrument reaction occurred.  I guess that event answered his question?  On another visit, I grabbed the iron railing at the rear stairwell of the house that was emitting 1.78 gauss, and my right hand began to tingle and went numb.  The numbing effect moved all the way up my arm into my shoulder, neck into the base of my skull, where the effect was so intense that I started feeling dizzy and light-headed.  I finally let go of the railing and the strange numbing effect eventually ceased. 

This was a very disturbing indicator, as such high intensity magnetic fields have the potential to make one very sick and permanently disable them, which I was about to learn the hard way over and over again.

My numerous visits to this house resulted in my going to Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Emergency Room after almost every visit, as the effects grew more and more pronounced.  In fact, the ER nurses and physicians became very use to my appearance at their facility.  So much so, that they began saying “So you were at that crazy house again, huh?”  And they were right on every occasion.  Prior to visiting this incredibly bio-toxic location, I never saw the inside of any ER, except following the dislocation of my right elbow while on the rings during gymnastics training in high school.

And contrary to what the home’s owner is now saying, not one of the forty-two visitors who became very ill upon visiting this location, had any preexisting medical conditions that might explain such.  Rewriting history is a little more difficult than simply changing your words a decade after the events and hoping that no one remembers what really transpired.

Over the course of the one year I investigated this case, there were many very interesting individuals visiting David’s extraordinary home.  Some really normal, some so weird that they almost made me look normal.

One woman who claimed to be a medium (more like half-baked or rare to me) made a blatant declaration that the house was evil.  When I asked her why the house was evil, she replied that the numerous demonic entities present in the house were making her ill.   She was totally unaware of the extremely potent geomagnetic field at this location that makes some people feel really sick.  When I tried explaining this to her, she couldn’t or wouldn’t even try to understand what I was saying.  What I should have told her was that if the house had given her an orgasm instead of making her sick, she’d probably think it was healing her.  I wonder if she would have understood that?

On numerous occasions, photographs taken by different people at different times clearly showed luminous anomalies while none were visible to the naked eye.  In fact, on the first night we were there and walking up the private road toward where the original Tate house once stood I felt like someone’s hand was touching my left shoulder.  At the same moment, Brent had taken a photo of me as I walked in front of him.  The photo depicted several multi-colored balls of light around me right when I felt the disembodied hand on my shoulder.  What a coincidence.

On another occasion during the late fall of 2005, there was an approaching thunderstorm.  As the storm reached the hill and house, the electrical field in most of the house jumped to around two kilovolts (2,000) per meter, and my skin started feeling like it was burning.   I immediately packed my equipment and left the house.

One other evening, there were very strong Santa Ana winds blowing with their concomitant positive ions that can severely irritate some people’s bodies and moods.  While measuring these ionic winds at a very high level, something really astounding occurred.  The instant these positively charged winds entered David’s home, their polarity reversed to where they became negatively charged.  This strongly suggests that David’s house imparted a rather hefty electromagnetic charge to the incoming air.  The incoming air had electrons added to it, thereby becoming negatively charged while the outside air remained positively charged.  Absolutely amazing.  The source was the localized geophysical battery up upon the hill that David’s house sits.

On yet another visit, a plastic glass filled with water was thrown at me from the kitchen even though no one was even near that room other than myself.  On another occasion, we were on the third floor, the lowest one, and in the unfinished, dirt wall room.  Paul Clemens and I were taking measurements when something that clearly felt like a human hand, touched my left shoulder.  I immediately turned to my left expecting to see Paul there, only to discover that he was at the other end of the room, maybe ten feet away from me.  While all this was transpiring, I obtained readings of well over 1,000 milligauss in that most unusual room and constantly changing polarity and compass needles were spinning like a top.

While on the stairwell, disembodied voices could be heard, but not always recordable.  At times, it sounded like someone loudly snoring or with severe asthma.  At other times, it was like very muffled conversations were occurring.  If I stood on the stairway too long, I became dizzy and nauseous.

On June 10, 2006, my second to last visit to this incredible location, I apparently once again passed out while approaching the third-floor, earthen wall room.  Paul Clemens who was right behind me and watched as I started stumbling and then collapsed onto the wall before entering that odd room.  I suddenly awoke on the floor and had no idea as to what just happened to me.

When Laurie Jacobson first visited this home, she became briefly light-headed for a while, but it passed fairly soon.  When her husband Jon Provost came to visit, his reaction was quite severe, where he described the sensation like “being hit in the head and stomach with a baseball bat”.  He immediately left.  Several people with a production company had to suddenly leave the house when they started feeling ill.  Once outside, their discomfort subsided.

You may now be asking why would I continue to visit this location if every time I was there I became ill, right?  So before you assume that I am a masochist with a death wish, let me assure you that it is simply a matter of my intense scientific curiosity overwhelming my logic on occasion.  Hey it even happens to Mr. Spock in Star Trek.

In my professional scientific opinion, the Cielo Drive case offers more potentially rewarding information towards unraveling this aspect of the paranormal than any other location I’ve visited during the course of my career.  I may return to this location if I am paid to do so on a shoot or able to bring more sophisticated instrumentation into that environment to better study it.  However, the more I think about it, the more remote such another visit appears.

However, there is one specific requirement that must be met before I ever return to this location again.  It is that I fashion a head-to-foot suit out of Giron or Mu-metal to shield my body from the high intensity magnetic fields. I may look like a chunky alien, but at least I will no longer get physically ill from being in this house.

What I’m basically describing here is an astronauts outfit made out of a substance that would prevent the intense magnetic energy from affecting my body.  Such a suit would require its own air supply, ventilation and cooling, just as any astronaut normally has.  Creating such a suit would cost a small fortune, which I do not possess, so I guess that I will NOT be returning to this site any time soon.

What I’ve described here is but the most minute fraction of what’s been experienced by David Oman, guests, media and many other investigators over the years.

Is David Oman’s Cielo Drive house haunted, UNQUESTIONABLY, but not as one might expect, and only in the most generic sense of the term.

Does this prove that the ghosts of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring and the others who died back in 1969 at the location are indeed haunting David’s house? ABSOLUTELY NOT.Does this even suggest that Sharon or the other victims from August 1969 are hanging around this location having literal conversations with anyone?  ABSOLUTELY NOT.  Nor can I say that such a discarnate presence is not there.  To sum my up my attitude it’s best to fall back onto a great line of dialog uttered by David Duchovny as Fox Mulder in one of the X-Files episodes: “You can talk to god all day and they call that prayer, but when god or the dead talk back, you’re schizophrenic”.  Enough said, I think I’ve made my point here.

What can be said without reservation at this time is that the very strong geomagnetic fields which are in constant flux at this location provides a conducive environment which enables such paranormal events to occur on a regular basis.  If there really are such things as ghosts, spirits, entities, etc., this might be the near perfect environment for such things to function in.   A place where the inductive coupling between living human beings and the localized environment helps reconstruct and animate the information stored there.  Sort of like the way the laser in your DVD or CD player allows you to see and hear the information stored in that medium.

However, as time has shown, some people’s bodies do not at all like these wild and crazy geomagnetic locations as such severely irritates them, both physically and mentally.

Unfortunately, I may be one of these individuals, but do not know why as I’ve never been diagnosed as seizure prone or epileptic.  However my brainwaves as measured by EEG centered around 10 Hz. and at times over 1,000 microvolts as measured back at UCLA in 1969, where way too high, and the researchers asked if I ever had any seizures, which I have not.

There appears to be several primary conditions that must be met before these types of events will occur.  One is the location.  That has been met here by the USGS geomagnetic anomaly site.  The second condition might be very specific individuals who are either seizure prone or suffer from temporal lobe epilepsy and have very poor coping mechanisms for dealing with stress.  There lots of people that qualify for this.  And last, but not least, there must be an inductive coupling established between the localized environment and those uniquely wired individuals.   Given this unique location, I’d say that such is very likely to occur given sufficient time and exposure.   Once these conditions are met, all bets are off in terms of what might occur, as much of this is still UNKNOWN.

The bottom line here is that this location appears to be the most haunted localized area I’ve ever investigated over the course of the last 44 years, and now we may finally understand why.

ADDENDUM I:

Original photo sent to me by Syd Schultz II
Original photo taken by Tara Viosca Mead of Scottie Megelin, was sent to me by Syd Schultz II

Attached here are four photos.  The first, at the left here, is the original photo taken by Tara Viosca Mead of Scottie Megelin in early August of 2014 at this house, and depicts some type of luminous anomaly that was not visible to the naked eye, but appeared in the photo.  Also notice on camera left, to the lady’s left and camera right, there’s a reflection of this anomaly in the glass covered on something hanging on the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

Enhanced via hyperspectral imaging
Enhanced via hyperspectral image enhancement

The second, third and fourth photos are ones that I subjected to hyperspectral image enhancement to get more detail out of them.  Please understand that the term hyperspectral has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the paranormal, it’s simply the nomenclature used to describe a specific type of image enhancement.

 

In the second photo you see here at the left was the first hyperspectral image enhancement pass to reduce background noise clutter and to brighten the anomaly over the woman’s face. Once again, please take note of the reflected image middle of camera left.

 

 

 

2014-08-09_13.48.34The next photo seen here at the left is another hyperspectral enhancement pass to further sharpen and clarify the anomaly.  There appears to be small degree of clarity in terms of the relative heat signature assigned to the pass, as the closer the anomaly was to the Scottie’s head, the hotter it appeared to be in the enhancement.  Please also note the extraordinary configuration at the extreme upper left of the anomaly, like an upside down goblet with a broken crooked stem. 

Even more startling are the seeming, quasi-horizontal bands of energy circling around this Scottie’s head.  These appear to depict a cyclonic rotation that’s possibly depicting the intense coupling between the localized, high amplitude geomagnetic field and this Scottie’s head.  What we might be seeing here is an optical analog of the interaction of the paramagnetic environment and the lady in the photo.  This photo might be one of the most relevant photos ever captured in this field.

Final hyperspectral enhancement of Syd Schultz II photo
Final hyperspectral enhancement of Tara Mead’s photo

The final photo is the most enhanced and displays what appears to be very distinctive boundaries associated with the relative heat index linked to the enhancement, when all the background clutter is removed.  If I had to make a guess as to what’s being depicted here, it’s that Scottie was experiencing some form of mild convulsion or very petite seizure due to her brain’s reaction to the high-amplitude geomagnetic field present in this most unusual house. 

Also, note the same, odd little “fixture” a the extreme upper left of the anomaly that looks like upside-down goblet attached to a crooked stem, which in reality doesn’t exist.  With each level of enhancement, the image becomes stranger and stranger. 

The real question here is, “Why wasn’t this luminous anomaly visible to the naked eye when it was reflecting off glass a few feet away?”  Perhaps because it occurred for such a short amount of time, say about 1,000th of-a-second.  Our eye and brain are not designed to detect such rapid bursts of energy, and Tara took her photo in that very split second when this incredible appeared. This photo could be one of the most significant pictures ever taken in the history of parapsychology.

ADDENDUM II:  PLEASE READ, URGENT.

Recently, there was a very disturbing production of misinformational hype related to this case that comes from that great bastion of lies, ignorance and stupidity;  Paranormal Witness on the Psi Lie Network, oh, excuse me, the SyFy Network.

When their episode on the Cielo Drive case aired this April, it was one of the greatest fabrications, misrepresentations, distortions and exaggerated concoction of lies I’ve ever seen. 

To start with, David Oman allegedly observed the apparition of whom he later believed to be that of Jay Sebring shortly after he moved into the Cielo Drive in August of 2002, not years later in 2005-6 as depicted in the show which is when I was investigating this case.

I was the one who brought my new friends Jeff and Kashmir to the house during the late summer of 2005, not at the start of the case in 2002, when I did not even know of its existence.  It appears that the producers of Paranormal Witness told everyone what to say and how to say it (that is, scripted), as much of their testimony does not ring true to what really transpired according to the detailed files on this case.  Most of the people who were being interviewed on this show were doing nothing more than reading their lines of dialog provided to them by the producers (in fact, several of them were, or are, actors in real life).  But given the fact that Paranormal Witness and the Psi Lie Network are totally incapable of telling the truth when it comes to the paranormal, what else is new, and why should we expect anything different from them at this point?