Marketing the Paranormal Share | 12>gary107 posted:9/4/2011 1:52:35 PM Jeff has a corner on an expanding field of interest he needs someone to give him advice on how to make it pay off. gary107 posted:9/4/2011 2:06:56 PM My great great great great grandfather was one of the two Graham brothers who help closed the North Gate of the Hueguemont at the battle of Waterloo. Check the painting by Gibbs I look just like James Graham in the painting. His brother Joesph died later that day and James went on to retire and became your average Irish drunk. Their heroism make the Rothchilds very rich, Rothchild had sent an agent to the battle with a carrier pigeon to fly back to London and report on the results of the battle. As the London stock market was falling Rothchild knowing the British had won brought up all he could at a low price. Heroism is one thing, knowing how to profit from it is a different thing.gary107 posted:9/4/2011 2:08:17 PM Paranormal Beliefs In America?Saturday, September 03, 2011 4:51 share this story0Share00inShare A large majority of Americans are believers in the paranormal. Even in an educated, modern society the numbers continue to grow. Many Psychologists blame belief in ghosts, haunting, telekinesis, and UFOs, on lack of critical thinking, education, and cultural fads. Psychologists conclude that paranormal phenomena is due to emotional and psychological issues. A growing interest in parapsychology has aided in researching explanations for certain paranormal anomalies. In fact, by proving to disprove paranormal claims, an increase of believers have emerged. Subsequently, skeptics attempts to discredit supernatural events are necessary for accurate and complete research in the paranormal field.Studies and polls prove that belief in the paranormal is on the incline. This is due to a variety of reasons including: belief system, cultural upbringing, media attention, personal experiences, an uncertain future, and a heightened awareness on the subject matter. Surprising survey results conducted in the United States revealed that one in four Americans believe in the paranormal, and one in ten claim to have seen or communicate with the dead. Skeptics argue that polls conducted on supernatural beliefs are easily persuaded to reflect the outcome desired by pro-paranormal researchers. At the same time, parapsychologists claim that psychologists deploy their skepticism on subjects surveyed by science minded non-believers. Even though some results may be influenced by one side or the other, the fact remains that a large population believes in, or has experienced, the paranormal.There are countless mysteries in the world that have yet to be explained. Webster’s Third New International Dictionary defines the word Paranormal as “beyond the range of scientifically known or recognizable phenomena: RARE, UNUSUAL, SUPERNATURAL.” This definition covers a wide range of categories consisting of UFOs, psychic surgery, poltergeists, reincarnation, curses, mystery animals, out-of-body experiences and crop circles. These represent only a small percent of the numerous accounts of paranormal occurrences. Eventually, some mysteries may be solved with rational or scientific explanation, but for now they remain classified as paranormal. For thousands of years there have been unexplained oddities stirring controversy and ridicule. Not long ago, some believers were executed for simply speaking of such supernatural events. Fortunately, today in America it is not acceptable to kill someone for believing in the supernatural. Due to the freedoms we enjoy today, information and experiences about paranormalal anomalies can openly be discussed. This willingness to share personal accounts and beliefs, without the fear of ridicule, will allow data results to be considered more accurate and credible.Several scientists take the position that if something is unexplainable or cannot be scientifically tested then it simply does not exist. These skeptics also suggest that such anomalies are faked or that somehow the facts are not reported accurately. At the same time, hard-core believers exist that refuse to consider scientific or rational explanations for any paranormal occurrences. This mindset is just as dangerous and naïve—as completely disregarding unexplained events. As stated in the Atlas of the Supernatural, “Both sides are wrong. The “supernatural” may be “natural”—or rather, may once have been so.” (Parker 9) The best parapsychologists are both believers and skeptics. Having the ability to examine each phenomena on a case by case basis is crucial in this controversial field of study.Claims of paranormal experiences are difficult to ignore. Numerous controlled research studies and personal accounts could certainly not all be fallacies of the mind. Solid evidence is almost a “leap of faith” providing little one can see or touch. Like most controversial issues, the decision to believe in the paranormal or not, is a personal one. Values, reliable resources of information on paranormal events, and religious beliefs will influence what and how each individual chooses to believe. The heightened awareness and escalating belief in the supernatural will continue to rise as people increasingly share their personal experiences, and exposure on the subject becomes readily available to the American public.Read more at I Want To BelieveJOSMAN087 posted:9/5/2011 7:03:27 AM we have been trying to think of ideas to bring some money into the sight but alas nothing solid so far. We all want to help jeff out because we respect him and what he is trying to do.JOSMAN087 posted:9/5/2011 7:04:22 AM In Reply To:JOSMAN087 posted:9/5/2011 7:03:27 AM we have been trying to think of ideas to bring some money into the sight but alas nothing solid so far. We all want to help jeff out because we respect him and what he is trying to do.p.s. Also a Great Writer!Omen502 posted:9/5/2011 11:19:59 AM I'm with yall Lets do this!gary107 posted:9/5/2011 2:34:19 PM Perhaps a brief discription of major reports nand then na small fee for the whole item?gary107 posted:9/6/2011 3:09:31 AM my youngest brother paid $35 for 90 days full service on oneof those family-tree research sites. He found a lot of material, I was impressed.JOSMAN087 posted:9/6/2011 3:43:50 AM In Reply To:gary107 posted:9/6/2011 3:09:31 AM my youngest brother paid $35 for 90 days full service on oneof those family-tree research sites. He found a lot of material, I was impressed.hmm that may be something to look into, but then again paying for info? still not sure. Omen502 posted:9/6/2011 7:26:13 AM well i like the idea but that site is charging that much money to let us see our family? Isnt that our right anyway. (shudders) and this my friend is whhy I am and always will be against the breaking of certain ethics and a so called "conspiracy theorist" and labeled an "anarchist" UNTIL THE END. jaguarsky posted:9/6/2011 11:10:34 AM I would be willing to offer a painting for auction. I am not a great artist, but I have sold numerous pieces. If this sounds like a good idea; give me a subject and I will see what I can come up with. I work mainly in acrylic and mixed media. I will try to post a sample of my work if I can figure out how to do it.ArchangelMetatron posted:9/6/2011 1:34:41 PM What about merchandise? We could do a calendar "the ladies of the paranormal" lol there's me and Monica. We only need 10 more!!Cups, t-shirts, hats???? Maybe some of our resident ghost hunters could do some investigations, charge for it and donate the money to Jeff??0x6a656666 posted:9/6/2011 1:39:55 PM OMG you people are beautiful.LincolnGenghis posted:9/7/2011 12:04:41 AM Well I think The T-shirt Idea that ArchangelMetatron threw out there is not a bad idea. There seems to be some artists on here that would probably be able to throw in some good ideas for graphics. The more bizarre pictures the better, maybe based on some of the crazier story stuff thats on the site. (Certain people seem to love odd T-shirts) I mean who has not heard of Bat Boy from the Weekly World News. They have marketed him and his T-shirts for years. I have seen them on occasion in crowds.Oh and the calender thing if you want to send me some pictures for those first two months I could ahh.. proof them.. yeah thats what I would do. I don't have any experience as a photographer or graphics person but don't worry about that. just relax and think of me as kind of a freindly creepy old producer/agent type.spiritech0 posted:9/7/2011 10:23:16 AM I still think Mr JB should publish his "Upon Which I Love the Paranormal" writings, as he says, in an awesome artsy coffee table size format for more than $20 USD. I'm totally down with the shiny swag, too. I'll contribute custom color pencil art upon request. Para-peep powers unite!JOSMAN087 posted:9/7/2011 6:18:17 PM I agree with the shirt idea....http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i356/josman087/PNPOSTER.jpg and also with the JB publishing. I've said it before and ill say it again. Great Writer!JOSMAN087 posted:9/7/2011 6:20:19 PM In Reply To:JOSMAN087 posted:9/7/2011 6:18:17 PM I agree with the shirt idea....http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i356/josman087/PNPOSTER.jpg and also with the JB publishing. I've said it before and ill say it again. Great Writer!p.s. print out the poster and start hanging it up. lets get some more ppl to this site. SPREAD THE WORD BROTHERS AND SISTER! Omen502 posted:9/7/2011 7:49:23 PM Well, I guess i'm down for whatever. Also if your respected word of mouth cn work wonders. (while were debating click on the ad button) spiritech0 posted:9/7/2011 8:37:37 PM In Reply To:JOSMAN087 posted:9/7/2011 6:20:19 PM p.s. print out the poster and start hanging it up. lets get some more ppl to this site. SPREAD THE WORD BROTHERS AND SISTER! [Critique: Don't hit me] I like the design idea as a shirt! Slap a "Why?" over Big Bird, replace the upper right UFO with a "FLIR ghost" and tweak the color scheme so the different subjects don't exaclty blend into each other and it'll be a perfect print for the back of the shirt...But Ya know, I don't get Mr JB's floating round blue shape though. It looks like the OCP logo from RoboCop. LOL No, really is it an algorythm? It would look cool with "ParanormalNews.com" on it's equator on the front of the shirt.But as far as making a poster, the images should be legible in Black&White (cheaper to produce and easier to spot from a distance), should it be printed in local 'zines that way. Cuz I'll totally do that. Whaddaya think?ArchangelMetatron posted:9/8/2011 10:32:33 AM In Reply To:spiritech0 posted:9/7/2011 10:23:16 AM I still think Mr JB should publish his "Upon Which I Love the Paranormal" writings, as he says, in an awesome artsy coffee table size format for more than $20 USD. I'm totally down with the shiny swag, too. I'll contribute custom color pencil art upon request. Para-peep powers unite!Good idea!! Please log in or become a member to add a post.