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By the Red Moonlight - Crimson1 - The Flash (TV 2014) [Archive of Our Own]
On All Hallow’s Eve when the sky glows bright
Life and death in your hands by the red moonlight
A decision made to affect all others
The city’s doom or salvation shall be on your shoulders

Len always knew his life would be forever changed once his sister’s prophesy came true, he just never knew which Halloween would be the night.

Then he came face to face with Barry Allen.

-Alpha Len x Vampire Barry AU-
DC  CWDCverse  TheFlash  Barry/Len  first.time  Crimson1  au  au:total  paranormal  vampire  werewolf  mind.control 
3 days ago by southerly
Common Grace - manic_intent - The Umbrella Academy (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
When Diego had decided to turn vigilante, he’d foreseen that he’d likely be shot at, stabbed, punched, and/or assaulted with any number of blunt weapons, often during the same night. He never imagined that’d he’d ever run the possibility of being kidnapped by a skinny priest in order to be sacrificed to some God of Death—

“And Misfortune,” said the priest, “but we don’t advertise that. You’d be surprised how many people are OK with death but Not OK with a teeny bit of bad luck.”
UmbrellaAcademy  Klaus/Ben  established  Klaus/Ben/Diego  first.time  manic_intent  au  au:total  paranormal  captured  tentacle!sex  kink  polyamory 
10 days ago by southerly
Forever Home - 27dragons, tisfan - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony’s got a company to innovate for, a caffeine habit, and a particularly persistent stalker. He thought getting a big dog might discourage the stalker. He got Bucky, and so much more than he ever bargained for.

Bucky killed the wrong man, and now he’s got a year to prove that he’s changed his ways before the werewolf curse consumes his soul as well as his body. He was just looking for a way to get through the year. He wasn’t counting on Tony.
marvel  avengers  mcu  Tony/Bucky  first.time  tisfan  27dragons  au  au:mirror  paranormal  magic  werewolf 
5 weeks ago by southerly
Dean Radin's Website
Dean Radin, Scientist & Bestselling Author
(NEW) Conducts research into paranormal phenomena at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Shows us a different view of the world.
Institute  of  Noetic  Sciences  paranormal  magic  psychology 
november 2018 by gdw
Chill factors: The everyday things that make us see ghosts | New Scientist Nov 2017
"Over the years, researchers have singled out various physical, psychological and environmental factors. But debate continues about which ones are actually involved, how they create ghostly experiences and why some of us are more affected than others."

" In the early 1900s, British radio pioneer Oliver Lodge linked physical vibrations to reports of psychic phenomena. Others have since pointed the finger specifically at infrasound – sounds below the normal limit of human hearing – and electromagnetic fields. .... But other studies have been inconclusive."

" in 2009 by a team at Goldsmiths, University of London, who built a room to investigate environmental factors linked to ghostly encounters. Participants in the Haunt project reported plenty of “anomalous” sensations, ranging from tingling and sadness to sensing a presence, terror and even sexual arousal. However, there were no peaks in these effects close to planted sources of infrasound, and they were just as common when the infrasound was off as when it was on."

"The case for electromagnetic fields is less compelling, but O’Keeffe suspects infrasound does have a role in experiences of haunting. ... Context is crucial, though. "

"Some clues come from neurological patients who report feeling someone is there when no one is actually present. Olaf Blanke [et al.] examined some of them, and traced their experiences to lesions in parts of the brain involved in sensorimotor control: ... In particular, damage in any one of three brain areas resulted in the misperception of “self” as “other”."

“Our study shows that the brain has multiple representations of our own body,” says Blanke. “Normally, these are successfully integrated, giving us a unitary experience of our body and self. However, when the brain network is damaged, a second representation of our body – different from our physical body – may arise, which is not experienced as ‘me’ or ‘I’, but rather as the presence of another human being.” He notes that at high altitudes, a lack of oxygen could affect the temporoparietal junction, one brain region his team identified as playing a role in sensing a presence. Physical exhaustion could do so too. “Due to its direct link with sensorimotor processing, it could impact the brain regions we described,” says Blanke.
psychology  NewScientist  paranormal  hallucination  synaesthesia  sound  neuroscience 
october 2018 by pierredv
Lost Highway by Brian Phillips | MTV News
Paranoia is skepticism taken to the point where it becomes faith. In the same way, the alien trope takes 20th-century scientism to the point where it becomes mystical. [...]

Spend enough time with these questions and you end up feeling like Augustine, who wrote of God and heavenly creatures that "they neither are nor are not in existence."

Or almost. Looking back at that quote, I realize I have it backward. It's God, in Augustine's formulation, who is entirely in existence. (Of course it is.) It's what isn't God — our world, our rooms, our memories, our faces — that both is there and also is not. What's real and also not? A dream, right? Augustine isn't saying that God is like a dream we're having. He's saying the opposite. He's saying we're the dream, not the dreamer. He's talking about us.
culture  religion  paranormal 
september 2018 by joelcuth18

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