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Thursday, May 31, 2007

2007 Paranormal Awards

This years, at the Ghost World Conference, we will see the first ever Paranormal Awards. These are the first awards by the paranormal community for the paranormal community. There are 6 catagories and I've already cast my vote. You can vote online HERE.

There are some good names up there and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. Its great that something like this is finally happening and I hope it is an incentive for groups & individuals to push harder and go the extra mile.

I'm going to put a foot forward and voice my support for Cape and Islands Paranormal Research Society in the catagory of Best Ghost Hunting Organization of 2006. I reviewed their website a short while back and have looked closely and what they do and how they do it. CIPRS are well deserving of the award and in my opinion this is possibly the most important catagory.

Support Cape and Islands Paranormal Research Society in the 2007 Paranormal Awards.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Review 032

The New England Society of Paranormal Investigators website has only been around for a few months but the group itself has been going since 2000. With 7 years under their belt their claims are pretty impressive:

No paranormal investigative organization has been more successful than N E S P I in the capturing of and communicating with the unseen through EVP.

Like I said its an impressive claim but I am not sure what its based on? Hopefully once I mail this review to the team someone will stop by with a comment and fill me in.

The website itself is neatly layed out and functional, though the banner is a mish-mash of styles a bit busy. As for content, I was pretty impressed with the main area of focus: EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).

When compared with what else is out there New England Society of Paranormal Investigators currently isn't anything to scream about. I am sure with the amount of experience the group have they will be building this up over the coming months and I will definately be having a look in again.



Well with the void in life still left empty from ParanormalNews I went looking to fill the hole.
is a new one on me, in its 3 years I'm only coming across it now? Set up a very easy to follow blogish site it ticks all the boxes with regards to style and layout. As with Shrouded Reality they just need to move the title text down a tad.

Its not about big articles or ground breaking research, the hint is in the name, its about NEWS and they report it quickly and with a smile.

Add to your book mark, have a quick look regularily and you'll stay in touch with anything paranormal related which hits the headlines.


Friday, May 18, 2007 Review 030

This is site for the Northern New York Paranormal Research Society. They host the standard content for this type of site but with some added content. They maintain very good photo gallery section; the content here is well worth looking at.

The team seems to be active and the web site provides and interesting record of the team’s movements. The site has a direct simple look to it where people can request membership and request an investigation via e mail.

There is a chat where non members and members can enter to discuss paranormal topics, unlike some sterile chat environments the NNYPS have set aside 20:00 every Sunday (USA time) to have discussions. They also provide phone numbers of some team members if someone wants to discuss paranormal topics with them directly (I’m unsure of the wisdom of this).

The NNYPS also have an on line radio show. Anyone can log in and listen to their current show. Unfortunately they don’t seem to have the space to store an archive of their previous shows; however old shows can be requested via e-mail.

The community aspect of this site is its strongest feature; there is an active on line forum providing a welcoming atmosphere for newcomers and there are enough stimuli to keep regular users coming back.

The weakest feature of the site is the aesthetical appearance of the home page and the site in general. The introduction page is attractive but it leads to a home page that has a dated appearance regardless of how functional it is.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Shrouded Reality: Review 029 ... nice name, it can be hard to come up with a decent domain when alot of the good ones are taken and wasted.

Anyway it seems like these guys are doing the rounds of getting themselves noticed so I thought I may as well grab them now while they are fresh!

First off the look of the site is one that I could refere to as either common or popular, its beccoming the standard format for so many sites now. The important thing I suppose is what you do with it though right? Besides the banner is nice and "mysterious" and if the font was moved down just a touch it would be even better. Just to note also that Papyrus is quickly becoming "the" Paranormal font.

On to the content:

Its a newish site and still growing so content isn't quite knee-deep yet but they have all the bases covered with regards to sections and general bits-&-bobs. I do like that they are keeping upto date with grabbing News stories off google, its not difficult but so few sites bother to keep up with whats happening.

Being that is a community & forum based website its success will be down to how popular it becomes. There's not much the owners of the site can do about this other than keeping it functioning, fresh and crossing their fingers. There are alot of sites like this popping up but isn't going over the top with cheesey graphics to I'll keep checking in on my rotation of similar sites. It won't be the next Ghostvillage but with a guiding hand it could be up there with AlienHub.


Friday, May 4, 2007 - UPDATES

There's been a bit of a growth spurt since I last posted about the updates on here:

I'm getting a fair few mails too which is great but it would be nice to see more comments left publically on the blog. As well as looking at sites I'm trying to get to as many blogs as possible. A huge amount of groups simply don't have the resources to build up sites so if I ignored blogs I would even begin to touch the Paranormal Community Online.

Here's to a great next few months!

Earl Pursuant

CAIPRS: Review 028

Cape And Islands Paranormal Research Society ... what a long name!

Anyway, this is a group who, despite having a website, aren't really web based. Thats a good thing for a group as its not all about getting content up online and exising purely in a virtual world. They are a local group with local concerns, appearing on local radio and investigating in the surrounding areas of Cape Cod. This means they dont over stretch themselves and can concentrate on doing a good job.

Apart from Investigation and radio these guys also hold Open Lectures Its obvious they are in it for the long haul, which is a real bonus seeing as so many groups pop up and disappear just as quickly now days. Even alot of those that do stick around tend to spend more time reading and writing about the paranormal than actually experiencing it - not the case with CAIPRS.

The actually website is also very good. Some of the banners for the sections (see below) are great quality, its just a pity the whole site hasn't been tied into
a similar style. The sections themselves are (some coming soon) are well sections as not everything is thrown in together.


Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Review 027

With you get same type of thing you see on a million other websites, nothing
special. So why am I even reviewing it? Well when a name of a groups pops up in the news you think for a split second that they must have something going for them ... right? Nope!

Don't get me wrong, I respect that they are out there doing what they do but some things on their site just rub me the wrong way. Their news article which popped them into the spotlight was about some video footage with an orb in it ..... I hate orbs! But it seems I am not alone, Paraquest's own Rick Smith says on the site:
... I really believe that orbs have nothing to do with the paranormal. Orbs simply seem to happen when
taking a picture with a digital camera in the dark with the flash on.
Why is it then that a group who believe that there is nothig paranormal about Orbs have an image gallery of 162 photographs, 108 of which are Orb photos?

The extra credit these guys deserve isn't for their website, which I don't find appealing, but the fact that they organise really face-to-face events in the form of their PARAtalks.