The Library

A Word from the Author

This is a short story I wrote with my love of Lovecraft as the inspiration.  I have found that many of his stories take a long time to get to one big “pop” and then that’s it.  That is what I have tried to do with this story.  The Library in this form is a stand alone story.  Another plot has come into my head for a parallel story that will eventually join The Library and a third, as of yet, unimaginable story to create one long, cohesive narrative.  A thorough reading of this portion would indicate that there will need to be some changes in order for this to happen.  So without further ado, I give you The Library.  Enjoy. Continue reading


Universal Consciousness

Walking down the broad sidewalks of a big city, something about it invokes faint memories of Des Moines as we are surrounded with tall buildings and even skyscrapers but there is not another soul to be seen, we are filled with excitement.   Continue reading

The Value of Animals During Investigations


Animals are long considered a gateway to the “other-side.”  With heightened perceptive abilities and an uncanny otherworldly sense, animals may be able to unlock the mysteries of the paranormal.

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Understanding the Thermal Imager

One of the most common misunderstandings of technology I see on many of these paranormal themed reality shows has to do with how the data gathered by the thermal device is interpreted.

Below is a thermal image taken from a quick Google search:

Image from the Blog, “Ghosts and Paranormal”

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A Loathsome Beast

A Word.

Although we may not know it, or, at the very least, we may not think about it, we live in an age of rampant outward discovery and rare inward reflection.  Sure, often enough, we subject ourselves to, what is aptly named, various forms of psychotherapy and self medicating.  What we are most concerned with, however, is outward appearance.  Even those of us enough willing to take a chance on ourselves, fall prey to our need to be revered.  Selfishness is unavoidable.  We preoccupy ourselves too often with preaching our good deeds.  And in that style, altruism cannot exist.  What then of those who are able to project their internal conflict en masse?  They are demonized.

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Hello and welcome to the Venatores Manes site. Here you will find a devout following of believers in the supernatural.

The site’s name is a latin translation of ghost hunters (Venatores were an armed class of warrior — we, similarly, arm ourselves with the latest technology and theories), and that is what we intend to do. Our goal is to obtain evidence of the spirit realm that may prove, unequivocally, that there is life after death — and of course, we will have a little fun along the way.

We will update you on our investigations, our thoughts on hotly debated paranormal topics and evidence, and try to entertain you with stories conjured from the deepest recesses of our collective imaginations. Enjoy, and please, feel free to comment on any of our topics. We gladly accept open debates (but please keep your thoughts tactful).