As you all know I’m interested in the paranormal and always have been. While I usually go hog wild around Halloween, I enjoy the paranormal any time of year. Recently I had the opportunity to hear Louisa Oakley Green on a paranormal radio show and enjoyed the discussion on the show so much I invited her to stop by my blog. As a journalist and science writer she was always a skeptic, then some things changed for her. Here’s a tidbit of why Louisa recently wrote Loitering at the Gate To Eternity: Memoirs of a Psychic Bystander. You can find this book at Amazon here and her other paranormal book Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country: Tales Retold by a Psychic Bystander at Amazon here. Please stop by Louisa’s website here. Welcome Louisa!
It isn’t often something occurs that turns your sense of reality on its side. But that’s just what happened to me more than 20 years ago when I met my psychic husband, Stephen.
I’ve worked as a journalist and science writer. And back in those days I was also a strong skeptic about anything paranormal. But the universe has a sense of humor and I ended up falling in love with a quirky guy who, other than thinking he was psychic, seemed reasonably normal. Oh, and he also came from a family of psychics. They didn’t do readings for a living. They all had normal jobs. But they had this ability….
After a while I found myself surrounded by remarkable clairvoyants and mediums, so I began referring to myself as a psychic bystander. (Did I mention that I have no detectable psychic ability myself?) Over the years, I experienced events through his family and friends that just couldn’t be explained. It piqued my curiosity and I eventually decided to write my first book in the Psychic Bystander™ series, Loitering at the Gate to Eternity: Memoirs of a Psychic Bystander. It retells more than 100 true stories from everyday people about their psychic experiences—including out-of-body adventures, premonitions, contact with the dead, reincarnation and more. The fact-based side of me added the history of many of these phenomena through the millennia in various cultures.
When I went to book signings, people handed me their contact information and asked if they could be included in my second book. It surprised me that people assumed there would be a sequel. But eventually, there was. Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country: Tales Retold by a Psychic Bystander is a second anthology of more than 100 true paranormal stories. But this time the science writer in me added highlights from several recent university and military studies into consciousness, near-death experiences, reincarnation and more.
People in these anthologies have worked in the fields of healthcare, education, finance, engineering, marketing, entertainment, pastoral services and law enforcement. When you finish reading their personal accounts, perhaps like me, you may never view “reality” the same way again.