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“Ectoplasm and Orbs” by Eldritch Thorn

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Eldritch Thorn is a good friend whom I had the pleasure of meeting during the 14 years I lived in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Like me, he is an award-winning, bestselling author. He works in hardcore erotica, and pagan subjects. Check out his critically acclaimed horror/erotica novella “Ectoplasm and Orbs” here. It’s $2.99 for Kindle!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Paranormal Witness”

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I didn’t start watching the hit SyFy program “Paranormal Witness” until just before its fourth season began to air. I set the DVD to record all episodes of it so I could catch up on what I’ve missed over the prior three seasons. Most episodes that I’ve seen deal with hauntings/ghosts. But not all. I’ve also seen an episode devoted to a very famous UFO sighting/abduction case. And, part of an episode that I watched yesterday was devoted to something of great interest to me – a werewolf case.

Growing up, werewolves terrified me. I could cope easily with anything else – ghosts, vampires, demons, zombies (which I’ve never been much of a fan of) genetic mutants, etc. But werewolves would give me horrible nightmares. Now, I work with my wife on the hit werewolf webcomic “MoonWraith“, and have written some werewolf literature, too. At some point over the years I’ve gone from being horrified of lycanthropy to being fascinated by it.

The “Paranormal Witness” episode in question was Season 2 Episode 10. The first half of it was titled “The Cabin”. It happened in London, Ohio in 1981, or 1982. I grew up in Marysville, Ohio, which is only about half an hour’s drive from London, Ohio. When the events covered in that episode of “Paranormal Witness” took place, I’d have been 6 or 7-years-old. I was never aware of this case until watching that episode of “Paranormal Witness” yesterday. Had I know about those goings-on as a child, I might still be in therapy, given my extreme werewolf phobia while growing up!

Now, as a 40-year-old adult, I find the case of great interest – both on a personal level, and a professional one as a bestselling, award-winning author of horror, and the paranormal. I don’t want to give spoilers of the episode here, and take anything away from “Paranormal Witness”. So I’ll only say here that the case involved a young family, who lived in a fairly secluded place, surrounded by woods, being stalked for months by what may well have been a werewolf. What the husband and his friend were shown at the close of the case gave me serious chills!

Given my interest in topics such as this, I want to, once again, extend an invitation to anyone reading this to contact me with any such sightings/encounters of your own. It needn’t necessarily be a werewolf sighting, either. I’m interested in all areas of the paranormal, and cryptozoology. Please get in touch via the “Contact” page on my website.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Paranormal Fact Versus Fiction

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As you all know, I’m a bestselling, award-winning author. Most of my work thus far has landed in the fantasy, horror, and paranormal genres. Due to both work, and personal interest, I pay attention to stories of hauntings, and other supernatural activity. As such, I often watch paranormal-themed programs on television. A lot of those have sprung up during the past few years!

On such shows, though, the networks are, of course, interested only in ratings. So, they tend to showcase very active, and often disturbing – if not outright horrifying – cases. My wife, who you know as Desirée Lee, and I have both lived in haunted houses before. The house we now live in also has some activity. Both of us can tell you, based on firsthand experience, that most such haunted places are typically quiet. When the entity, or being, in question does get active, most of the time the happenings are low-key, barely noticed. Even the more noticeable things tend to be more amusing, surprising, or annoying than anything dangerous. For instance, the house I grew up in had a ghost who loved to swipe small things from the house – such as scissors, the stapler, and other such things – and place them in the little-used basement. No one would have been in the basement for months, yet something that went missing weeks ago would be found down there. It also liked to turn radios on; presumably it liked music! Desirée grew up in a house with the ghost of a kindly elderly woman who liked to make sure that everyone in the family was home safe, and tucked warmly into bed each night.

Television shows dealing with paranormal happenings don’t like to cover cases such as those. They’re not frightening, or attention-getting. They want to shock audiences with stories of violent, scary beings who attack people, throw things, cause strange substances to appear from nowhere, etc. The more demonic, and the less truly ghostly, the better the networks, and producers of those programs like it.

Again, most hauntings aren’t like that at all. Most are subdued, quiet happenings. Yes, violent ghosts do exist. Not all ghosts are content to share a house with the living. Some will go to great lengths to drive out what they see as intruders into their domain. Such cases need to be dealt with very carefully. Demonic obsession, and demonic possession also happen. These things, especially true demonic possession, are very rare, though – luckily.

I just wanted to point out to my fans and readers that there is a line that divides fact and fiction. When dealing with the supernatural, its easy to blur that line – or to loose sight of it altogether. Odds are that if you think you’re dealing with a haunting, you aren’t. There’s probably a different cause for whatever you’ve experienced that’s leading you to believe that your house if haunted. Even if you are truly dealing with something otherworldly, its probably nothing to be afraid of. Most entities responsible for hauntings are very benign.

However, if you do find yourself dealing with something, and would like advice from someone who has deal with such phenomena first-hand for years, feel free to contact me. Even if you simply want to talk about what’s happened, or is happening, to you with someone who has an open mind about such topics, please get in touch. A lot of people don’t want to discuss such situations with anyone for fear of ridicule. If anyone reading this post is in such a predicament, feel free to write to me. Maybe I can give you some advice. At the very least, I can listen.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Tulpa

Recently, I read an article on the topic of Tulpas. I’d heard of these beings, or creatures before. However, my knowledge of them is very limited – something I’m loathe to admit as I’m a bestselling, award-winning paranormal author. My very limited awareness of Tulpas is of them as a threat. For those who are 100% unfamiliar with them, the word is Tibetan. A Tulpa itself is a creature created, and brought into being, by sheer mental effort. Apparently, these beings can take on whatever form their creator gives them.

I’m somewhat familiar with the concept of thought-forms. I use a variation of thought-form energy construction to explain werewolf transformations in my Wendy Markland books (those are currently unavailable; hopefully that will be remedied soon) and my “Shadow Castes” trilogy (Book 1 of which has been published, but is also currently unavailable). I’d imagine that Tulpas are a great deal like the thought-forms I’ve read about several times in the past.

The article I referred to earlier made me realize how big of an interest there is in Tulpas right now. You can read that article here. I had no idea there were so many people interested in the subject. I find the mental health aspects discussed in that article fascinating. Yet, given my own past paranormal experiences, I’m unable to write off the whole concept of Tulpas – even the more outlandish ones talked about in that article – as fiction, fantasy, or folly. I grew up in a haunted house. I’ve seen other ghosts. Desirée Lee and I recently bought a haunted house. Over the years I’d witnessed a variety of other supernatural beings and events that I’m not going to go into detail about here in this post. But, based on my own first-hand experiences, I can’t simply dismiss the concept of Tulpas as easily as most people might.

I’d love to hear from people involved in the Tulpa subculture. “Tulpamancer” is the term for those who create them, I learned from that article. It’s a word I don’t recall ever having heard of before. I love to learn new things. This subject has caught my interest. I’d like to know more about it. So, this is an open invite for Tulpamancers to get in touch with me via the “Contact” form on my webpage. Please do so. Please help educate me on the subject of Tulpas and Tulpa creation.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Protect Yourself” By Eldritch Thorn

Eldritch Thorn is a fellow Umbral Press author and friend. He was the first person that Desiree and I extended an invitation to publish when we launched Umbral Press. “Protect Yourself” was written and released by Eldritch Thorn before Umbral Press opened its doors. Even had the book been ready after Umbral Press opened, it isn’t something we’d have taken on via the publishing house. “Protect Yourself” is non-fiction, and that’s something we aren’t publishing via Umbral Press. However, as Eldritch Thorn is a friend, I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know about this bestselling book by him as Halloween is approaching.

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You can find “Protect Yourself” here. It’s a paranormal self-help book that deals all a wide variety of supernatural threats – astral entities, vampires, dragons, werewolves, demons, zombies, ghosts, etc. There’s even an entry in the book on angels.

Eldritch Thorn is a bestselling pagan author of non-fiction, and hardcore erotica. Follow the link for “Protect Yourself”, and you can search for his bestselling erotica novel “Lovers’ Veil”, and find it on the same site. Eldritch Thorn has years of paranormal investigation experience. He knows what he’s talking about in “Protect Yourself”! Some of the things talking about in the book are from his own, personal experiences. Most of what he discusses along those lines in the book are not pleasant! It’s because of things such as those that he wrote the book.

So, if you, or someone you know, is coping with a supernatural threat of some type, grab a copy of “Protect Yourself”. It may well hold the key to solving a bad situation.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Ads Still Available

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Get in on the ground floor—advertise in the new comic book series “Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum”!

“Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum” is written, and lettered by award-winning, bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Scott Harper. Pencils, inks, and colors are by artist James Smith. Additional graphics are by bestselling author Desirée Lee. Issue #1 is ready to go to print! “Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum” is based on Scott Harper’s Wendy Markland novels.

We’re looking to fill eight ad pages in the first issue of “Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum”, bringing the page count up to the standard 32-pages, and off-set the printing costs. This project is being published by a new comic book publisher called Timeless Comics. The book will be launched locally, and grow from there. Because of the limited—for now—release, the rates for these ads are much, much lower than is typical for comic book ads. But advertisers still get the full impact of the name recognition of the team who put this book together!

Full-page ad—$50

2-page splash ad—$80

Any businesses in northern California or southern Oregon who would like to take advantage of this rare offer by securing ad space in the first issue of “Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum”, please contact project creator Scott Harper at Scott@scottharper.net.

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

Shout Out To Northern California/Southern Oregon

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“Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum” is written, and lettered by award-winning, bestselling author Scott Harper. Pencils, inks, and colors are by artist James Smith. Additional graphics are by bestselling author Desirée Lee. Issue #1 is ready to go to print!

We’re looking to fill eight ad pages in the first issue of “Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum”, bringing the page count up to the standard 32-pages. This project is being published by a new comic book publisher called Timeless Comics. The book will be launched locally, and grow from there. Because of the limited—for now—release, the rates for these ads are much, much lower than is typical for comic book ads, but advertisers still get the full impact of the name recognition of the team who put this book together!

Full-page ad—$50

2-page splash ad—$80

Any businesses in northern California or southern Oregon who would like to take advantage of this rare offer by securing ad space in the first issue of “Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum”, please contact project creator Scott Harper at Scott@scottharper.net.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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