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Gilbert Speaks on Three Classic Ghost Films

28 Oct

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I love ghosts! I’ve been seeing them since I was a toddler. Whenever Turner Classic Movie Channel has one of its classic ghost films featured, I always make a point to watch. This week, I was lucky to catch three ghostly classics. Will they make it into my Granny’s Insomnia Theatre Collection? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks: An Interview with Author Justin Bamforth on The Spectrum

29 Aug

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I met Justin a year ago while attending a function at a little metaphysical shop (On Angel’s Wings) in Bordentown, New Jersey. Justin Bamforth, who is a designer, writer, and marketer, is also interested in Spirits and UFO’s. As a psychic/medium, I was interested to learn that Justin had written a book about the paranormal. Meet me after the jump for the book review and my interview with the author. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on a Psychic/Medium’s Review of “Dragonfly”

27 Jul

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Can the dead send messages? Dragonfly is a supernatural fantasy film that does an excellent job of describing just how powerful a spirit can be at getting a message to their loved ones. This film is definitely a keeper for my Granny’s Insomnia Theatre. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “Life with Fred and Lucy”

2 Jul

36379007_10214517310919196_6835334348711919616_nI’ve written four science fiction books already. They are part of my Roof Oasis Series. The fifth book was different. It was a project of love, and it was the hardest book to write. This past Saturday was my book launch for the much awaited, Life with Fred and Lucy: Growing up in South Philly. This book is a humorous memoir of growing up in my parents’ grocery story during the early 1950’s and 60’s. It is also a tribute to the two ghosts that hang out in my attic. Here is an interview with Elsie Kerns. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks: A Ghost Investigator’s Review of “Haunter”

3 Feb

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I love films about ghosts. Maybe it’s because I’ve been seeing the dead since I was a toddler and, except for two rather nasty spirits, most of the spirits that I come in contact with are really nice to know. While flipping through my Comcast guide, I saw a film that captured my interest. “Haunter” is a ghost story that deals with a nasty spirit. Did it pass this ghost investigator’s test? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks: A Ghost Investigator’s Review of Insidious: The Last Key

9 Jan

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I was recently asked by my granddaughter through marriage to go see a scary movie called “Insidious: The Last Key.” Kimberlea had won two free passes to see the film and she figured that since I do investigations that I would want to go. Even though I had not seen the previous three films, I said yes. Did I enjoy the fourth installment of the Insidious franchise? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “A Psychic/Medium’s Review of Personal Shopper”

13 Dec

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I’ve been seeing dead people since I was a toddler. This ability/gift runs on both sides of the family. My mother and father inherited their gifts from their mothers. When I watch films that deal with the afterlife, I pay careful attention to how the directors portray the mechanics of a haunting. I recently watched a ghost story called Personal Shopper. Did the film successfully replicate what mediums really experience? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”

21 Nov

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I recently watched a film that although I’m a lover of horror films, scared the bejeebers out of me. “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is touted as an American supernatural horror film, but it was so much more. The film touched a nerve with this ole ghost investigator. To find out why this film made it into the coveted “Granny’s Insomnia Theatre” meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “Grim Philly Twilight Tours”

13 Nov

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Usually, when I mention historic and tours in the same sentence, the normal response from friends and family is, “I’m not a history person.” People tend to think of history as boring. What if I told you about a tour company that not only makes history exciting, but they give you the accurate lowdown on important information that isn’t normally found in other walking tours? Meet me after the jump to learn about Grim Philly Twilight Tours. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks: The Moon Made Me Do It

12 Aug

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I have a friend who is a fellow writer. I’ve done two reviews of her books. Check it out here, then buy her books. They are really good. Linda Bennett Stern had recently posted a blog about our moon sign according to our date of birth. A friend had sent this link to Linda and she was kind enough to share it. I’ll include the link at the end of my post so you can look up your moon sign, too. I’ve had a strong connection to the moon ever since I was a toddler. I also see dead people. Is my moon sign to blame? Find out after the jump Continue reading