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Monday, May 31, 2010

The horned man and the Luna Park ghost train fire

After reading Pastor Baz's real life story about the ghosts at Luna Park, Sydney I thought I'd look up the invisible children of the magic kingdom ride.  Instead of finding out about that I discovered a sinister twist in the already very tragic incident of the ghost train fire for which no cause was ever found.
In my internet search I came across a unexplained mysteries forum where the fire is mentioned along with a personal tale of a spooky happening at Luna Park (worth a read).  What is said about the fire tradegy gave me goosebumps...
"In March of 1988, Sydneys "The Sun' Newspaper printed it's last ever Edition & the Front page featured an article: "Occult Link to Luna Park/Ghost Train fire". A Mother of one of the boys, killed in the fire, had submitted a photograph, taken at Circular Quay, where the Ferries take Passengers to Luna Park, on Lavender Bay. Her Son was standing next to a bizarre character, dressed in weird get up, with a Mask over his face & a Horned Headdress, his arm around the boy. This was just before they boarded the Ferry to journey over to Luna Park, on that fateful night. Mention was made of There having been a Full Moon, on the night of the fire & of "Bikies", for some obscure reason? But, the Mother firmly believed that a Sinister aspect had contributed to the cause of the fire."
I tried to find the newspaper article but couldn't in my brief search on the internet. The newspaper stopped printing in 1979 and I'm not sure if any are kept in archives? If anyone knows of a copy please get in touch.

I did however, come across an article on news.com.au that shows the photo of Damian with the horned figure.  The article is promoting a book called Australian Tragic by Jack Marx. 
Journalist and author Jack Marx has spent years researching Australia’s underbelly, shining a light on the quirks, misfortunes and tragic turns of fate they wouldn’t dare tell you about in school.
Here's the quote from the article about the train fire:
While waiting at Circular Quay for a ferry to take them to Sydney's Luna Park on June 9, 1979, the Godson family are approached by a Satanic-looking figure dressed in a loincloth and wearing a mask with horns. The creature voicelessly places his hand on young Damian Godson's shoulder. Somebody snaps a photograph. It is the last photograph of the boy ever taken - hours later, Damian, his brother, Craig, and his father, John, will burn in the fire that sweeps through The Ghost Train. Nobody will ever see the horned man again.

The above photo is apparently the last photo taken of Damian Godson (one of the victims of the tradegy)

The title of that section is Moloch which means: (Wikipedia Moloch)
Moloch is either the name of a god or the name of a particular kind of sacrifice associated with fire.
There are various references to Moloch, one is - 
"Though the Moloch sacrifices have traditionally been understood to mean burning children alive to the god Moloch, some have suggested a rite of purification by fire instead, though perhaps a dangerous one"
It is referenced in the bible -
"The word here translated literally as 'seed' very often means offspring. The forms containing mlk have been left untranslated. The reader may substitute either "to Moloch" or "as a molk".
The laws given to Moses by God expressly forbade the Israelites to do what was done in Egypt or in Canaan. “You shall not give any of your children to devote them by fire to Moloch, and so profane the name of your God” (Lev. 18:21).
Here is an 18th century depiction of the Moloch:

Was the fire a very tragic accident? From Wikipedia:
The exact cause of the fire could not be determined by a coronial inquiry. The coroner also ruled that, while the actions of Luna Park's management and staff before and during the fire, in particular choosing to not follow advice on the installation of a sprinkler system in the ride, breached duty of care, charges of criminal negligence should not be laid. The case was reopened in 1987: no new findings were made, although the police investigation and coronial inquiry were criticised. The fire forced the closure of Luna Park until 1982, when it reopened under a new name and new owners.
Was it arson by underworld figures? From Wikipedia:
In May 2007, Anne Buckingham, a niece of Sydney underworld figure Abe Saffron, claimed in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that her uncle was responsible for the fire. Saffron had previously been associated with seven other arson attacks in the two years following the Ghost Train fire, although he had repeatedly denied involvement with the Ghost Train fire.[2][8] Buckingham claimed the attack was part of a plan for Saffron to gain control of Luna Park's lease, although she stated the belief that the seven deaths were not intended.[8]
Or was it something more sinister? I'm not sure we'll ever know what happened that day but I pray that the victims families do find some kind closure.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Paranormal In The News 31/5/10 - Psychic Medium says St Marks Ghost Photo Is Probably Not Real

Macarthur Chronicle POLICE medium Debbie Malone has revealed she does not believe ghosts photographed at St Mark’s Anglican cemetery in January were “real”.
Port Macquarie resident Renee English’s photo of two alleged ghost children created international headlines after it was taken during a Picton ghost tour on January 9.

But Mrs Malone said ghost photographs did not generally feature such well-formed figures.
“Photographed spirit energies generally tend to be in the form of an orb or ectoplasm, which looks like a fog,” she said.
“I’ve seen the photos, but I’m very sceptical.”
But Mrs Malone insisted Picton was “crawling” with ghosts, which she believes is due to the town’s age and heritage atmosphere.
To read more click here

Paranormal In The News 31/5/2010 - The Amityville House

CNN 'Amityville Horror' house on the market

"The tell-tale jack-o-lantern windows are gone and even the house number has changed. And now for the first time in 13 years (13 - spooky!) the "Amityville Horror" house is up for sale.

The five-bedroom Dutch Colonial Long Island home with water views and a boathouse is currently priced at $1.5 million. That's a long way from the paltry $55,000 it sold for following reportedly horrific events that took place there back in 1974 after Ronald DeFeo fatally shot six family members in their sleep.
The Lutz family moved into the home one month after the DeFeo tragedy, and their (fictionalized and sensationalized) story is the focus of the classic 1979 film "The Amityville Horror." The Lutzes claimed the home was haunted and that they were plagued by demonic images, walls that oozed slime, a crucifix that spun upside down in front of their eyes, a swarm of flies, objects levitating, a tiny room discovered that was not part of the house's blueprints and other such oddities."
Read more here
Herald Sun Animal Rights Group PETA wants to rent the infamous Amityville murder house 
"THE animal rights group PETA has set its sights on leasing the notorious Amityville murder house on Long Island, which it plans to turn into an exhibit to scare people off meat and dairy products.
In a statement released on Friday, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) said it wanted to convert the house into a temporary "slaughterhouse of horrors", the New York Daily News reported.
A letter has been sent by the group to the current owner of the Long Island, New York home making the request and suggesting it may even attract more potential buyers to the Dutch Colonial which is on the market for US $1.5 million ($1.77 million).
Rather than the usual ghosts and malevolent spirits associated with the house, the group said it wanted to depict "the horrors" experienced by animals who are raised and killed for meat, milk, and eggs, and must endure on factory farms and in slaughterhouses, such as intensive confinement, filthy conditions, mutilations and neglect."
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Paranormal In The News 31/5/10 - Moving Pint Glass caught on video

bbc 'Ghost' at New Inn in Gloucester throws pint of beer

"A catalogue of unexplained activity at a Gloucester pub has prompted the Gloucester Active Paranormal Society to investigate.
It's claimed that a series of unexplained happenings have occurred at The New Inn in the space of a week, including the sound of ghostly footsteps, rattling doors and even a pint of beer mysteriously lifting itself off a table and on to the floor."

To read more click here 

Real Life Stories: Luna Park Ghosts

As a high school scripture teacher, I am often amazed at how little the average 12-15 year old knows about history, politics, religion, current affairs compared to when I was that age.
In fact, every year, the level of general knowledge seems to be going down. This is the first time I have had a class where half the kids had never heard of 'the devil' - even in the context of the Simpsons. But a blog on the world being dumbed down is really for another forum.
With that in mind, I was very surprised when a young man in my class told me the following story.
"Two years ago, I was staying at my cousins house, which is in units right behind Luna Park. We stayed up till 3am and our parents didn't know we were awake. We heard kids screaming, so we looked out the window - and I swear we saw a fire in Luna Park and heard screaming for help. Then it dissapeared. We were so freaked out eh, and no-one believed us".
Let me refer you to a cut and paste from Wikipedia;
The Sydney Ghost Train fire was a fire that destroyed the ghost train amusement ride at Luna Park Sydney on the night of 9 June 1979. Inadequate fire-fighting measures and low staffing caused the fire to completely destroy the ride, which was first constructed in 1931, and had been transported from Glenelg, South Australia to Milsons Point, New South Wales during 1934 and 1935. Six children and one adult were killed.
Is this another case of a 'residual' haunt, a child playing a prank on his teacher or something else.
Knowing the witness, I would say it was unlikely to be made up and I have checked the usual urban myths online - the closest one was the 'invisible people' of magic Kingdom amusement Park.
If you know anyone who lives near Luna Park, it wouldn't hurt to ask some questions - happy for other Para teams to check this one out and maybe ask if they can do an investigation at the Park, perhaps interview staff.
Let us know how you go. And if you find an urban myth related to this one, let us know about that as well.
Pastor Baz.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Angels Part 2

Continuing on from the last post about Angels...

What else can we learn about angels from the bible?

From Christianity.about.com

Angels have a knowledge of, and an interest in the affairs of men:

Luke 15:10
"Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Angels are faster than man:

Daniel 9:21
... while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.

Revelation 14:6
And I saw another angel flying through the sky, carrying the eternal Good News to proclaim to the people who belong to this world—to every nation, tribe, language, and people.

They are not meant to be worshipped:

Revelation 19:10
And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

Angels can be invisible:

Job 4:15-18
Then a spirit passed before my face;
The hair on my body stood up.
It stood still,
But I could not discern its appearance.
A form was before my eyes;
There was silence;
Then I heard a voice saying:
‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God?
Can a man be more pure than his Maker?
If He puts no trust in His servants,
If He charges His angels with error ...

(Sounds like what happens when people feel the presence of a spirit right?)

Angels have a will:

Isaiah 14:12-14
How you have fallen from heaven,
O morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations!
You said in your heart,
"I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne
above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High."

They feel emotion:

Job 38:7
... while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? (NIV)

1 Peter 1:12
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

Most angels remained faithful to God:

Revelation 5:11-12
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!"

To me, its amazing how many times angels are mentioned in the bible and yet angels are hardly mentioned in the churches I've attended (except for at Christmas). I wonder why this is? Is it a fear of ridicule from non-believers? Or is it that with the realisation of the existence of angels comes the realisation of the existence of demons?

What are your thoughts?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Reality Of Evil Part 3

By Pastor Baz
Over the last two weeks we have looked at the reality of evil. Is evil just a tag to describe the absence of good or does it have an intelligence and intent.

Is there a real force called the devil, which is known in Christianity generally as a fallen angel that exists to tempt humans and lead them away from God.
Then I discussed whether it was too easy to blame the 'devil' for things we need to take personal responsibility for.
For many Christians it's easy to try to look for evil outside the Church - everyone can quote names like Stalin, Hiter, Pol Pot etc. For many other Christians they see the devil behind organisations that run the world covertly. Again, many Christians see sin in the world as the main source of evil, created by the fall of man in the garden of Eden.
But for many people of other faiths and no faith, they can see many evils within the Church itself - wars against other nations in the name of God, child abuse, financial constroversies, hyprocrisy and judgemental nature.
But this week I wanted to look at evil in religion itself. In all religions. And I want to base it around the issue of Priestcraft. Not witchcraft, but priestcraft.
All religions try to bring communion between humans and the divine. To get God or the gods to provide, to answer prayer, to assure entry into the afterlife.
Read about the life of the Prince who is now revered as Buddha. The things that started him in his journey to ask questions about his world and culture. Then look at what Buddhism is today. Monks and ceremonies. Elaborate structures, endless Koans. The simplicity was lost to priestcraft and systems.
The Hindu's - talk to a Hindu about the origins of their religion - it started out as a monotheistic system. With Priestcraft came many gods, the caste system, oppression and systematic barriers between people that removed any opportunity for equality.
The Mayans, the Aztecs and the Toltec's. Human sacrifices made by priests on behalf of the people to the gods.
The Egyptians - a monotheistic culture that created a pantheon of gods and worship of the Pharaoh by priestcraft.
The first people recorded on the Jewish Torah - in the scriptures and Jewish tradition, Nimrod led a rebellion against God by building the tower of Babel, out of which come the traditions of Semiramis and Horus, and the first polytheistic religions.
The hungry tribes in Burma at the mercy of disease and famine who offer 90% of their produce to the Idol of a cat at the wishes of the witchdoctor or risk the wrath of the gods. Priestcraft.
The Jewish system in the first century - the Pharisee's, Sadducee's, scribes and temple dealers who had huge financial interest in making sure the barriers between people and God via temple sacrifice and atonement was complicated, ritualistic and commercially in their favour. Why did Jesus make a cord of whips and drive them out of the temple forecourts?
The Christian Church - the priesthood which was established as a function of all believers by Jesus Christ was reinstituted by the Roman Church to supplant Emperor worship. Did the Roman Catholic Church at the time of the reformation look like anything other than the oppression of priestcraft?
What are you saying Pastor Baz? That there is a pattern in evil creeping into the relationship between humans and God. All religions start out as either a form of communion between humans and the one God or as a humanistic endeavour to find the meaning of life.
All religions are corrupted when humans bring a form of priestcraft into the equation. All religions that start off with one God become polytheistic when priestcraft becomes involved.
Priestcraft says "Humans and God cannot commune without our mediation".  Priestcraft creates warring factions. Priestcraft is about pride and control. It is about leading the people as far away from God as possible. And that, according to the bible is from one source.
Satan, which means 'adversary'.
Jesus came into the world as a man at a time when the whole earth was under the control of priestcraft, from the most primitive peoples, the the emperor worship of the Roman Empire, to the corruption of the Jewish system.
And he opposed it. He spoke about a way that was free for all humans to access God. He said the Kingdom of God was here, near and within us. He said if we abandoned complex rituals and the reliance on priestcraft and believed in Him and His way, we would have eternal life. Then the punishment of speaking out, he took the full weight of the sacrifice's that humans had been making for millennia to reach God upon Himself on a Roman cross. Then incredibly, He rose from the dead, and promised to send a helper to all humans that believed - the Holy Spirit.
During His life on earth, there are more recordings of demonic encounters than the whole previous recorded history in the Old Testament.
Because there are spiritual forces that encourage and enable priestcraft in all religions, that it's adherents may never find the truth about God.
There are intentional, evil forces at work in all religions across the world. The Chief exorcist of the Catholic Church, Father Amorth, recently said (paraphrased) "The devil has infiltrated the Church at every level".
It's a scary thought, but that comment is true. Lets not look at other religions as the realm of the devil when our own house has been broken into.
The answer is not to hate people who have different beliefs because that is to go against everything Jesus Christ taught.
The answer is not to unite all religions and to become inclusive, because that is to go against the first commandment.
But the answer is to become seekers of the one true God and to see priestcraft for what it is - another form of demonic idolatry - and let the Spirit of God guide us to the truth.
The origin of evil began when satan first started to rebel and against God, and in his own form of priestcraft created a system where the angels that followed him believed his promise - that through him they would find freedom.
Adam and Eve believed the next form of Priestcraft - the serpent.
And so on, and so on.
Next time you buy a dvd about the evils of witchcraft from your local Christian bookshop, be mindful to look out for the evil of priestcraft in your own backyard. Because it is more stealthy, insidious and destructive than just about any other evil that intended to seperate people from Gods love and freedom.
God bless you - Pastor Baz.

Paranormal In The News 24/05/10

Cryptomundo Bald Beast of KI: it's a mink
"While some individuals writing to Cryptomundo have suggested the mink species specifically as the answer, let me quote from the opinion of an authority consulted by Forgetomori, via biologist Maria GuimarĂ£es, who shared the thoughts of James L. Patton, Curator and Professor Emeritus, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California: “[The] mystery critter looks more like a mink than an otter to me (longer fingers, without any evidence of webbing). It clearly was dead in the water for a prolonged period, hence the defurred face and head, and somewhat swollen appearance….If anyone had bothered to look at the teeth, the identification would have been easy, but….”"

To read more click here


Yarmouth Mercury Can you spot the ghost?

"BE afraid, be very afraid because look closely at this photo and you might spot a ghost! Angela Buttifant got the fright of her life when the mysterious apparition appeared on the photograph taken at Great Yarmouth's historic Tolhouse.

What appears to be a ghostly form floating near the lantern in the dungeons of the old gaol was revealed to an amazed Angela when she put the photo on her Facebook website.

And with millions of us signed up to social networking sites it seems that this particular spirit wanted to put in an appearance too.

Mum of three Angela had not sensed anything spooky during the visit to the Tolhouse at the museums night event on Saturday so had a big shock when the spectre was captured on camera.

She said: “My nephew Adam first saw the ghost and when he told me I found it hard to believe, but then I saw it I just went wow. It was a little scary and almost made me jump."

To read more click here

Note from Bry: If anyone can see what they are talking about could you circle it and send it to me? I can't see anything.


Daily Telegraph President told aliens are on earth

"EX US President Eisenhower was briefed about the presence of extraterrestrial intelligent beings on Earth and was invited to meet alien visitors.

Henry W. McElroy, Jr, retiring State Representative to New Hampshire, declared this week that former US President Eisenhower was briefed about the presence of extraterrestrial intelligent beings on Earth.
McElroy also said that the document he viewed while at the State Legislature made referrence to the opportunity for Eisenhower to meet the alien visitors."

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Ninemsn Mobile Phone Company Bans 'Cursed' Number

"Superstitious bosses of a Bulgarian mobile phone company have reportedly banned a phone number from their system after everyone who was assigned it died.
The number, 0888 888 888, was first used by the company's CEO Vladimir Grashnov. He died of cancer in 2001, at the age of 48.
The company then gave the number to Konstantin Dimitrov, an underworld crime figure who was shot dead in 2003."
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Dailymail Complex Crop Circle Appears In Rape Seed Field

"An extraordinary crop circle based on the 'world's most beautiful maths theorem' has appeared in a field next to a windmill in Wiltshire.
The complex disc, which measures 300ft across, appeared to the east of Wilton Windmill near Marlborough in a blazing yellow rape seed field.
It appeared on Saturday just 25miles from another circle that popped up a fortnight ago by the Iron Age hill fort of Old Sarum."

Read more: here


Daily Record Hotel claims to have caught ghost on cctv

A SCOTS hotel is convinced it has managed to capture a ghost on camera after CCTV cameras picked up spooky goings on in the car park.
Staff at the New Lanark Mill have reported ghostly sightings over the years - but now say they have evidence to back up their claims.
And the hotel's general manager John Sirrat believes the footage, which you can see on our player below, is a ghost.
video link from phantomsandmonsters

To read more click here

Bryonys thoughts: Probably a rain drop on the lens? snow flake? spider? spider web? To me it doesn't look like a ghost. The object is too close to the lens and therefore the camera can't focus on it giving it the blurry effect. There is something in the top right corner moving in the same way as though being blown by the wind.


ninemsnCambodian "Jungle Woman" back in forest

Cambodia's "jungle woman," whose story gripped the country after she apparently spent 18 years living in a forest, has fled back to the jungle, her father and local police say.
Rochom P'ngieng, now 29, went missing as a little girl in 1989 while herding water buffalo in Ratanakkiri province, around 600 kilometres northeast of the capital, Phnom Penh.
In early 2007 the woman was brought from the jungle, naked and dirty, after being caught trying to steal food from a farmer. She was hunched over like a monkey, scavenging on the ground for pieces of dried rice.
"She must have fled back to the forest on Tuesday evening while she was going to take a bath," Sal Lou, the man who says he is her father, told AFP by telephone on Friday.
"I and my son are looking for her in the middle forest now," he said, adding that he believed "forest spirits" guided her back to the dense jungle.
Local police chief Ma Vichet said the authorities had also begun a search but had found no sign of the woman.
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Interview with Dustin Pari from Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International

If you're a fan of Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International or anything paranormal then you will have heard of Dustin Pari. Dustin has been on our TV screens for many years now showing his talents as a paranormal investigator. He's never been shy of sharing his faith in God and as a group we wanted to learn more about this faith and what keeps him going as a paranormal investigator.

Dustin, great to have you tuned into the land downunder for a moment. As a Christian group that investigates and collates stories on Cryptozoology and the Paranormal, it is great to learn that you are a man of strong faith.

How have you found being a Christian in a highly evangelical country with some fairly fixed views on demonology and being a 'ghost hunter'? Have some of your greatest supporters or critics been the Church?

Just like with many other faiths and walks of life- there are those who take things to the extreme and in doing so miss the point entirely.
I am fortunate enough to say that many in my own congregation support what I do and talk to me openly about it.  I actually have networked with quite a few Christians and even Priests within different branches of Catholicism who actively investigate the paranormal, along with members of other faiths as well.  And then of course we have what I like to call the "Super Christians" who, though they have little or no experience in this field, automatically can say that everything we are encountering is demonic.  I like to remind them of the numerous appearances made by Mother Mary and various other Saints.  Also it is fun to mention in the resurrection account of Jesus appearing to Thomas, that he tells him "I am not a ghost"- interesting choice of words for the Messiah if all we are dealing with are demonic forces.  Some counter this by trying to mention it could have been a translation issue and it means "spirit", to which I reply "and the difference is?".

Do you think Christians/Churches should have more or less involvement in the paranormal?

Involvement in this field is a personal thing and unfortunately a blanket answer is not suitable.  I can say that I would like to see more involvement on behalf of the Catholic Church or at least some support.  There are certain ancient texts and such that could be of help in dealing with demonic forces if only they would put them out there for the public to peruse.
How did you become a Christian?

I was born and raised a Christian and attended a Roman Catholic church and elementary school.  Like most teenagers, I went through a  period of spiritual growth, questioning and self discovery.  I dare say that during most of my tenure in Catholic high school I would have considered myself an athiest.  I did explore various spiritual understandings, dabbling in Eastern Thought, Buddhism and Taoism.  At the end of the day, there were some good principles, but nothing that I hadn't already heard in a different way while growing up Catholic.

It wasn't until my mid to late twenties that I started looking for serious answers in regards to religion- up to that point I just tried to lead a good life- but was troubled at times by not feeling that I had the understanding I needed to pull myself out of the fire when the chips were down.  I awoke one morning to Church bells and decided to give it another try.  Once again I shopped around first- I went to Baptist churches,  I went back to my old Church, and then I went to a few more.  I was about to give up- once again feeling frustrated by the overwhelming feeling that most of the Churches were more focused on attendance rates and income than about the real message.  It appeared the new version of easy going Catholocism, or Catholic-Light as many call it, was here to stay; Preaching a softer message and straying from the scriptures in an attempt to be more pleasing to everyone.

I gave it one more shot when I saw advertised in the newspaper a local Church labeled a National Catholic parish.
From day one it seemed like the perfect fit and it has proven to be my spiritual home that I had long searched for.

I think that certain people are more attracted to certain aspects of the faith- regardless of what those are or where they worship, I am just glad to be a part of it all and hope that everyone continues to live their lives in positive and encouraging ways that hearken to the teachings of Christ.

In your experience do all dead people go straight to heaven or await judgement and if not a) why do we think they do if the evidence suggests otherwise; and b) what have you found has happened to some of them ie why do they hang around; and c) how can you (as an investigator) be sure they aren't spiritual imposters (ie demons)?

I think that Heaven isn't as far away as people think and that a lot of these encounters which we would label as "Intelligent Hauntings" (Meaning they interact with us and were once people like we are) are actually just those who have passed on checking in on us.

I think the ones that are lingering may be weary of judgment or simply aren't ready to come to terms with the situation.  Personally, when the good Lord calls me home, don't bother doing an EVP sessions looking for me- I am outta here.

The demonic inhumans that are here with us can be tricky- its in there nature, but there are signs you can look for- and follow up questions and such that you can hope to trip them up with.

How do you feel God protects you in the field and what sort of processes or prayers do you go through and when do you use them?

I walk through all aspects of my life in faith, not in fear.  So whether its investigating or anything else I am doing, I don't worry about it much.  I take precautions of course, but I don't have any lingering doubts.  I have a ritual of prayers which are said daily, and on investigation nights I often add in a prayer to St Michael the Archangel upon returning home.

What 'hairs you out' - what are the experiences and when are the times you think 'I wanna go home, watch TV and have a cup of hot cocoa'?

There is nothing that has made me want to head for the hills.  I have had moments where I have to gather my thoughts, grab some fresh air and then head back at it.  I am not a huge fan of those long dark hallways lined with doorways like in prisons and such- those keep me on edge.  I don't like things popping out at me- I can deal with it, but I don't have to like it.

You must have a great story Dustin, how the heck did you get involved in this 'industry'?

My first encounter was with what we classify as a shadow figure.  I was about 8 and had seen it looming in my bedroom doorway.  It scared the life out of me, and being a good little Christian school boy, I tucked my head under my sheets and prayed for the thing to go away.  It did, and I never saw it again in the remaining 10 years I lived there.  However it left its mark on me as my curiosity was piqued and would not be satisfied until I had found answers; And, so, the quest began.

Would you encourage people to become "ghost hunters" or do you think its a special calling?

I wouldn't go so far as to call it a "special" calling- most of us are rather ordinary people for sure.  However if anyone does have an interest in their life or something they want to pursue, they should do it.

Okay. Off topic now. This last question is from Pastor Baz who's son plays Rugby League. 
Do you ever watch Rugby League Football and do you think our men down under are tougher than American Football players, considering we don't wear helmets and body armour and still charge each other in a bone crunching fashion? ;-)  
Ummm...  its a matter of perspective I suppose - and my perspective is that its best not to answer.

Good answer Dustin ;) always best to be diplomatic ;) 

Thank you so much for taking the time out to answer these questions and we pray the Lord will bless you.

You can find Dustin on his website www.paranormalrockstar.com or Facebook or his Twitter page.