Stickney Mansion Mystery Solved


By Tim Prasil Stickney House poses a mystery. This mid-nineteenth-century, two-story, brick house—some call it a mansion—remains standing in Bull Valley, Illinois, roughly midway between Chicago and Rockford. A curious thing about this structure is it was built with almost no right-angled corners, neither inside nor out. Most of the major corners were rounded. That […]

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Paranormal 101: Afterlife Communication


In this monthly segment, I will provide a list of books I think anyone interested in folklore, ghost stories, the unusual & the paranormal would enjoy. Most of these can be found on (often at discounted rates) or at your local library. Each list of books will be arranged by topic and will be […]

Interview with Edward Shanahan


Edward Shanahan is a Chicago Psychic Reader, Medium, Spirit Feeler, does Channeling and is the Chicago area Paranormal Host of Chicago Paranormal Nights. He has appeared in four different paranormal books (a fifth and sixth are now being worked on), and is authoring his own e-book ‘Taking The Paranormal and Spiritual World Seriously’, to be […]

Book Review: Contact the Other Side


By Michael Kleen Konstantinos, Contact the Other Side: Seven Methods for Afterlife Communication. Non-Fiction. ISBN-10: 1-56718-377-8. (St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 2001). Contact the Other Side is both a useful and a problematic book for any researcher of the paranormal. It is useful because of its easily accessible body of knowledge, including a practical guide […]

Review: Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum

Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum

By Michael Kleen Deborah Blum, Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death. Non-Fiction. ISBN-13: 978-0-14-303895-5. (New York: Penguin Books, 2006). A book of this magnitude was long overdue. Filling in a wide historiographical gap, Deborah Blum has masterfully retold the story of the birth of spiritualism and […]


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