Hauntings & Psychology

Hosted byGeorge Noory

Hauntings & Psychology

About the show

Prof. Peter Sacco discussed both his work in psychology and parapsychology. He shared stories from his interest in the paranormal which includes ghost investigations and experiences of hauntings and poltergeists, particularly in the Niagara Falls region. One especially intriguing poltergeist/possession case occurred to a family in 1970 in St. Catharines, Ontario and went on for 28 days. A police report included such details as a boy on a bed that floated 16 inches off the ground, three adults sitting on a couch that levitated two feet off the ground, and the boy floating on a chair in the kitchen, he recounted. One of the cops told Sacco that "plates were flying off the wall at our heads, and almost hitting us in the face, and then dropping like they're hitting an invisible wall."

In his investigation of cases in Niagara, he talked to a woman who decades earlier had broken into a house that was known to be haunted, and held a Ouija Board party. She claimed the Board went up into flames on its own, within 10 minutes of there being in the house. Sacco speculated that one reason the Niagara area has many ghostly stories is because of its proximity to battles in the War of 1812. For instance, in the late 1800s, visitors to the resort town of Waverly Beach reported seeing ghosts of soldiers.

He touched on how he uses cognitive behavioral therapy, and hypnosis, which he called "tunnel vision for a greater sense of awareness." Hypnosis is a great way to improve your focus, and relieve stress in your life, he added. Sacco addressed his work on addictions, citing pornography as the largest addiction at the current time, and how it relates to living in an "instant gratification society." He also spoke about abnormal psychology, and disorders such as pedophilia.

Yellowstone Supervolcano

First hour guest, Dr. Larry Mastin, who works for the U.S. Geological Survey, talked about the possibility of an impact of a volcanic super-eruption at Yellowstone National Park, and the distribution of volcanic ash across the US. Such a caldera collapse at Yellowstone, which most recently occurred some 600,000 years ago, is a low probability event and we would probably have advance warning with hundreds of quakes preceding it, he noted. The ash fall from a super-eruption at Yellowstone would result in numerous problems over a wide scale area, such as knocking out communications, and causing structural damage, he detailed. More here.

News segment guests: Clyde Lewis, Catherine Austin Fitts, Jerome Corsi


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A Yellowstone "supereruption" would distribute ash over almost all of the United States, and into Canada, according to 9/9/14 guest Larry Mastin, a geologist at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory. His study of the subject, which used improved computer modeling, found that a large eruption at the National Park would create a type of ash cloud known as an "umbrella" (pictured in graphic), which expands evenly in all directions. More here.

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