David Weatherly – Manifested Thoughtforms and Other Important Stuff

David Weatherly is known as an investigator with a wide-range of interests and expertise. We met last year at the International UFO Conference and found that we had similar views on many paranormal topics. What I admired about him was that he seemed to have no set agenda and had no problem discussing any theory or idea. He is perhaps best known for his book The Black Eyed Children. It is because of this that we didn’t mention the subject at all. He also written other books on paranormal entities and publishes a Bigfoot studies journal called Woodknocks. His newest, Haunted Toys, was released last month.

We sat in a couple of comfy chairs in my room at this year’s conference and explored ideas about manifested thoughtforms (also known by their Tibetan name: tulpas) the Philip experiment, bigfoot as a physical being with paranormal abilities (something I hadn’t considered before) and his investigations of ghostly disturbances at the Ripley Museum in Florida. He is as thoughtful and non-dogmatic as they come in this field, and that is rare.

Photo: David at the Travis Walton phone booth near Heber, Arizona.

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5 Responses to David Weatherly – Manifested Thoughtforms and Other Important Stuff

  1. Adam says:

    Very nice conversation! Thanks.

  2. Laurence L. Zankowski says:


    I hope that somehow you get walter and david together in the same room, i guess that’s your house, and just let it happen. Maybe a call in from christopher k and chica, if things go quiet as you ruminate on what is coming forth.

    Be well

  3. Charles says:

    That really was my idea of a good time, thank you.
    I’ve been involved with magic on and off for years, sometimes other people have seen a spirit which has been contacted, there are usually some minor differences in the appearance though.
    Also, I spent many years involved with Tibetan Buddhism and asked some of the older lamas that had actually lived in Tibet and nobody said they’d ever done any tulpa work, it seemed it was a yogi practice possibly, or the techniques used weren’t taught in monasteries ?
    Keep the flag flying

    • Greg says:


      I think that the contacts are as individual as the person contacted.
      Good observation on the tulpa angle. The main source for these stories and methods as Alexandra David-Neel’s books from the early 20th century. I am not sure if there are any references to tulpa practice after that, at least from the culture itself.

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