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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Mission Statement

Don't let my website's name fool you. I'm no Fox Mulder.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI don't partake in clandestine meetings with shadowy informants in underground parking garages. I'm not under surveillance. I'm pretty sure no one's tapping my phones. I've never observed an unidentified flying object in the night sky. I've never been at the mercy of an extraterrestrial's anal probe. And I most certainly have never wrestled a giant man sized fluke monster in the Jersey sewers. Hell I've never had a paranormal experience of any kind. Not one spook spotted, not one Sasquatch sighted. I'm just a regular twenty-something geek, living a regular life, in a regular town in southern Massachusetts.

Don't get me wrong - Spooky and I have a few things in common. We both have an innate fashion sense, boyish good looks, and we're both adored by millions of women worldwide. But more importantly, we both share a fascination for paranormal phenomena, be it ghostly encounters, the Loch Ness monster, ESP or Bigfoot. Mulder's sister was abducted by aliens. I don't know what the hell my problem is. I blame Robert Stack.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI'm not a 100% true blue believer like our beloved Special Agent. As I said, the closest I've come to a Fortean experience is Unsolved Mysteries, In Search Of, or a traditional ghost story told around a campfire. I don't know if these reports of strange lights in the sky, or of hairy beasts rattling campers are genuine, or made up hogwash. Because I've never been there to experience it firsthand.

I'm not 100% Scully either. Just because I've never seen a ghost doesn't mean they don't exist. I've never seen an atom, yet I'm fairly confident that the desk I'm typing at is made up of a whole bunch of them. Throughout the ages, too many people have reported too many things for us to ignore them or say with certainty that paranormal phenomena does not exist. They all saw, heard, or felt something. If they aren't apparitions, flying saucers, or yetis, what are they?

So I'm somewhere in the middle. 50% Mulder, 50% Scully, and 110% Walter Skinner (and by that I mean the sexy part).

Like Spooky's infamous poster, "I Want to Believe." I just don't have the experiences to back that belief up yet.

I want to believeWith that in mind, this website was created as a forum for me to discuss my jaunts into the world of the paranormal. Newly equipped with a Fujifilm FinePix A345 digital camera, and frustrated at the lack of information about supernatural occurrences in New England online, I have decided to use this blog as a tool to share my experiences, digital photographs, or goofy stories as I delve into the mysteries of the Bridgewater Triangle - Massachusetts' premier paranormal hotspot.

Inspired by the writings of Charles Fort, the essays you find on this site will most likely be humor drenched. Fort is just as famous for his razor sharp wit as he is for being the world's first ufologist.

His books deftly combined insightful observation with brilliant satire as he poked holes in the arguments of scientists who wished to use conventional explanations to explain phenomena that is less than conventional. His work garnered such a following that almost any strange anomalous phenomena is now categorized under the term Forteana. Like Fort I do take the investigation of paranormal events seriously, however at times I can't resist the urge to laugh at the fact that these things might actually exist.

Please keep in mind that I am not an expert in the field of parapsychology. I'm just an amateur investigator with a large amount of curiousity and free time on his hands.

If you live in the area, and would like to share your paranormal experiences, please feel free to shoot me an email. With a dearth of information regarding the Triangle online, I'm definitely anxious to hear more about what kinds of things manifest there.