[REALITY SHOW] Ghost Hunters is a SciFi channel series that follows The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) as they investigate alleged hauntings across the country. Even if you don’t have cable, you can watch full episodes online. The coolest thing about the TAPS crew is that they are super techy, yet normal. It’s not like they’re a bunch of crystal ball-wielding weirdos. In fact, group founders Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson are plumbers by trade. When they investigate, the first thing that they do is try to “de-bunk”? mysterious reports like weird shadows, noises and feelings with rational explanations. They also use cool gadgets to pick up what human eyes and ears cannot. What they find is often creepy—unexplained, but definitely tangible. Check out Episode #316 online where TAPS investigates a church and old time mansion. You’ll be hooked. www.scifi.com/ghosthunters
[PODCAST] The crew at GhostlyTalk.com is really lucky. They get to talk about the paranormal all year. And they don’t talk in some soft and soothing new age whisper. They’re loud and obnoxious, young and hip. On one recent show the hosts interviewed a psychic vampire expert. No, she wasn’t a psychic vampire—she was a psychic and an expert on vampires. Evidently, people who seem overly draining are actually stealing your energy and using it to survive because, for whatever reason, they need more energy than they have. Now I know people like this”“I feel totally drained after, say, listening to them speak for five or 10 minutes. Now I bet Ghostly Talk will reveal how to protect yourself from people like these. Until then, carry stakes. www.ghostlytalk.com.
Dead Girls are Easy
[BOOK] I’m a Laurell K. Hamilton fan. I love books about vampires, werewolves, sex and magic. In fact, I’m writing a book on those subjects now and would be done if I didn’t keep finding more and more in the genre to read. Dead Girls are Easy by Terri Gary was a recent find. This girl, Nicki Styx, has a near-death experience and is suddenly able to speak and see dead people. But problems arise when Nicki’s friend is murdered and bad voodoo shit starts to rain down. Then Nicki falls in love with her hot doctor, Joe, who just happens to be studying near-death experiences. The trick is that Joe is possibly married to Nicki’s twin sister—who she didn’t even know existed! Okay, I just managed to make the story sound really corny, but you should trust me that when I say this book has enough sex, laughs, and freaky-scariness for one hell of a good read. MTW