From the Archives: Marla James – In the Trenches with Ghosts

Marla James is a parnanormal investigator in the Orange County (CA) area. she appeared on the show in late 2007 to discuss her research and opinions on and theories of apparent ghost activity. Walter Bosley actually conducted about half of the interview, since he was working with James on his book Latitiude 33.

We started off with a discussion of the tools of the trade. James and her husband actually use a Playskool audio recorder to try and capture so-called eletro-voice phenomena. James says that they work just as well as their more expensive equipment, especially for picking up voices of what appear to be children. She also uses visible and infrared cameras, which she claims have recorded identical phenomena, including the ubiquitous “orbs.” She described a poltergeist case in Fountain Valley, CA where hot water was seen shooting out of walls where there were no water pipes. She also described serious physical attacks by apparent entities, which are apparently very rare.

We discussed cursed places and possible reasons for supposed “portals” of bad fortune. James also says that there are (or were) satanic cults operating in the small tourist town of Jerome Arizona, which is also known as a haunting hotspot. We finish with a few ideas about how lab parapsychology may inform paranormal field research.

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4 comments on “From the Archives: Marla James – In the Trenches with Ghosts

  1. Sagacious on said:

    Nice “flash from the past”.
    Wow! Marla has encountered some mean ghosts.

  2. Red Pill Junkie on said:

    Nice. But she never explained why you should never cross the streams ;)

    PS: Walter’s story about performing a ritual that attached a female spirit to him needs to be brought up on a future episode!

  3. Speedo Wearing Nordic Space Hunk on said:

    Cool, this episode came out just in time. I just got a kindle fire as an early xmas gift and the first book i picked up off of amazon was none other than Latitiude 33 for a whopping 99 cents. I am enjoying the book so far except for one minor thing….. Walt it seems that the kindle edition of your book is missing more than a few pages if i can figure out how i’m going to try and delete it and re-download that to see if it helps. Anyway great show. I’m a little overwhelmed at how many books are available at my fingertips now and would love it if you guys (any of you) could recommend some of the best books ever written on the ufo/paranormal topic. I do plan on finally reading Project Beta and Nick’s work as well.

    • Red Pill Junkie on said:

      The books by Vallee are must-reads.

      I would start with Dimensions, then Messengers of Deception; then Confrontations, and finally Revelations.

      Alas, they are not in Kindle format yet. But they are worth it, believe you me :)

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