Friday, June 24, 2011

Guthrie Group Ready to Hunt

Investigating the unknown all over but based in Guthrie is a group called the GUTHRIE PARANORMAL STUDIES CREW.  The leaders of the crew include Chris Biggs, Matt Cates, and Bryan Childers  all they take their investigations seriously.  
Utilizing a variety of state of the art technological tools, a good dose of common sense, and a determination to get to the truth, G.P.S.C. is currently looking for new venues to explore to learn more.  
If you have a problem area, know of a place with a 'past', or think you may be having problems of the paranormal variety, consider giving G.P.S.C. a call (or email).  They understand and want to help.
As G.P.S.C. says, "We offer  a group of paranormal investigators that shed some light on the dark."
Chris' G.P.S.C. Facebook Page

New Edition of 'Strange State' Coming

Long known as "the book" on all things strange, ghostly, paranormal and downright bizarre in Oklahoma, Strange State: Legends and Mysteries of Oklahoma, is being published in its third edition this summer.

Newly revised, with additional stories and follow-ups on others, the book will be a delight to any library collection, bookshelf, or as a gift for that person with an interest in the unusual.

It is an almost encyclopedic collection and many of the stories were personally investigated by the author. Some are tales that had remained hidden for nearly 100 years...

Hudson balances the zeal of a 'true believer' with the hard headed rationality of a skeptic providing a work that is encompassing, well rounded and vastly entertaining. 

As a freeland graphic artist Hudson leaves his imprint on intriguing cover designs and photos both evocative and lovely.   Catch up with Cullan Hudson on his popular blog of the unusual at STRANGE STATE BLOG.

The book will be available on later this summer.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Oklahoma Author Announces New Book

Developed from an intriguing monograph which excited interest among law enforcement and amateur sleuths alike, WHEN DEATH RODE THE RAILS questions if a serial killer may have worked the rail systems of early day Oklahoma. Her ongoing research has uncovered some very interesting additional finds and some possible out of state links to similar deaths. The manuscript explores early railroad history and chronicles intriguing deaths reported from 1900-1920 along Oklahoma rail roads. Along the way, other fascinating historical details emerge including a series of multi-state ax welding killings where the assailant also used the rails. Whorl Books, 'Haunted By History' series.

About the Author

Marilyn A. Hudson is the Director of Library Services at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma. Prior, she served as public services librarian for the Metropolitan Library System and as a library media specialist for Norman Public Schools. Listed in the 1997 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, she was the 2002 recipient of the OLA Outstanding New Librarian Award, and member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, Golden Key, and Phi Kappa Phi. Her general research interests are in history, especially social, religious, and church history; women’s studies; mythology, folklore and storytelling. Hudson was lead writer and editor of the book, One Night Club and A Mule Barn: The First 60 Years of Southwestern Christian University and authored, Those Pesky Verses of Paul: Examining Women in the New Testament, The Bones of Summer, Tales of Hell's Half Acre, Elephant Hips are Expensive, and others. She received a B.A. in History and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma.
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Friday, June 10, 2011


What motivates a spirit to haunt a location?  The school that is haunted when class is out. The cemetery where spirits linger on. The jail where the prisoners stay in bondage. The room where they killed themselves. Some researchers will say these locations are all likely spots for haunting but are they really?

Considering how awful high school is for most students - why would someone want to haunt it? You were laid in the ground in that cemetery - you really want to hang out there? The prisoners who stay in the place where they were abused, imprisoned, and often died - really?  The room where they took their life in that hotel is the place they want to return to over and over again?

Are they a broken record, forever looping around and around in some fatal last moments? Is the energy of the event enough to imprint on the environment and set in perpetual motion some deathly sequence of events?

Are there spiritual pests?  Creepies and rodents of the mystical plane ( or just another dimensional life form) who burrow into our plane of existence, mimicking and pretending to be something else?  When we enter with the electronic equipment and UV goggles and enter a location is it the equivalent of entering the kitchen in a slum lord's house?;one movement, and millions of cockroaches scatter across floors, walls, and ceilings. 

What is the motivation?  What causes the need or desire to hang around in these strange areas? Random electronic impulses drawn by natural forces we do not yet understand?