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Interview with David Hufford on “the Old Hag” in Paranthropology

The new issue of Paranthropology officially launches tomorrow, but is available now in Vol. 4, No. 3. I am pleased to have a contribution in the form of “From Sleep Paralysis to Spiritual Experience: An Interview With David Hufford.” The essay can be found on pages 21-28, and the whole issue can be downloaded here. […]

Paul Meehan: Alien Abductions and Sleep Paralysis

Paul Meehan is a contributor here at TheoFantastique as regular readers will recall. He is the author of a number of books including Saucer Movies: A UFOlogical History of the Cinema (The Scarecrow Press, 1998),┬áCinema of the Psychic Realm (McFarland, 2009), and Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir (McFarland, 2008). He has […]

Sleep Paralysis, Neurotheology, and Spirits

An article was recently brought to my attention that appeared in Reality Sandwich which touches on “Sleep Paralysis Visions: Demons, Succubi, and the Archetypal Mind.” As the title indicates, the article probes the subject of sleep paralysis covered on this blog in several previous installments. Of particular interest to me was the discussion of “Neurotheology […]

Louis Proud – Dark Intrusions: An Investigation into the Paranormal Nature of Sleep Paralysis Experiences

Over the last several weeks I have explored various facets of the Old Hag or sleep paralysis phenomenon. With this installment I interview Louis Proud, author of Dark Intrusions: An Investigation into the Paranormal Nature of Sleep Paralysis Experiences (Anomalist Books, 2009). TheoFantastique: Louis, thank you for the opportunity to explore sleep paralysis once again. […]

Sleep Paralysis Documentary: Your Worst Nightmare

In my research on sleep paralysis or the Old Hag phenomenon discussed in a previous post, I came across a documentary on the topic called Your Worst Nightmare: Supernatural Assault. The film is the brainchild of Paul Taitt and Andrew Barnes of Soul Smack Live. Paul discusses this film and sleep paralysis in the following […]

The Old Hag: Sleep Paralysis, Spirituality, and Pop Culture

Regular readers of TheoFantastique may recall previous mention of a phenomenon called sleep paralysis in connection with posts on Diary of a Madman, and The Fourth Kind. Given the significance of this phenomenon in the lives of many individuals, and its influence in various aspects of pop culture, I will explore this topic in the […]

Sleeping with the Aliens: Weird Encounters of the Fourth Kind

TheoFantastique is pleased to present its first guest posting, a review of The Fourth Kind by Paul Meehan, author of several books including Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir (McFarland, 2008), Cinema of the Psychic Realm: A Critical Survey (McFarland, 2009), and Saucer Movies: A UFOlogical History of the Cinema (The Scarecrow […]

Diary of a Madman: Neglected Price Classic, and Paranormal Connection

Over the last week two areas of interest came together to make for an interesting tale here at TheoFantastique. On Halloween, like many horror and Halloween fans, I spent a good portion of my day enjoying various horror films on television. I had several options to choose from, but one station did a better job […]

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