Discussion in 'Notes & Queries' started by Cherrybomb, Oct 23, 2016.
Ha yeah I've been annoyed by him too!
Good content though I have to admit.
Yeah, I don't have any issue with the content, it's just hard to listen to the voices sometimes.
He sounds stoned.
Here's another good one ..
These are the sorts of videos Mr Zebra and I have been enjoying watching in the past couple of months. As already mentioned on here, Beyond Creepy and the Top 5's, are both good. Like you said, Swifty, sometimes the shorter ones are good when you're not feeling up to getting into something too deep.
Here's another 'channel' that has some good accounts of strange events, narrated really well and with nice drawings to set the scene... it's called Bedtime Stories...
These are great. If I keep watching stuff like this before sleeping I will eventually lose all fear response through saturation therapy. Sweet dreams. Thanks Schrodinger's Zebra, you are my favorite visual expression of the doppler effect.
found yet another underrated channel:
the sad thing is that nowdays everyone uses clickbait so its almost impossible to see the gold in the trash
You're right about the clickbait; the amount of times I've clicked on a video cuz of an interesting 'front picture' on the video only to find that strange picture I was hoping to learn about isn't even mentioned. Same with the video descriptions on some.
Tell you a good way to keep away from the rubbish ones though - anything with 'proof' in the title (especially if it is in block capitals) is guaranteed to not contain any proof whatsoever
the sad thing is that good channels use it too, wich makes it even harder to see
here is something a little different: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3qiiZEDISBYREijEXMVSFQ/videos
its a completely unfiltered stream of fortean videos, 99% are hoaxes but there is some good stuff there sometimes
As Swifty cited, The Paranormal Scholar is very well-produced.
I also subscribe to Merc, Beyond Creepy and want to peddle this next one to our pagan-leaning or permaculture-friendly membership.
Bealtaine Cottage is run by Collette O'Neil. She's from Tyrone but lives in Roscommon and has for the past 15 years been converting a 3-acre property into what she calls a multi-cultural growing space. The transformation has been insane. I really just enjoy listening to her sweet lilting tones from behind the go-pro, but she also has some fantastic permacultural technique videos amongst the descriptive content, as well as some great local surroundings insights. The video linked below is a case in point. It's like I'm there on holiday at her BnB. I will get there one day. I've started going to sleep listening to her talk. A most soothing alternative to the drama of the modern world, and an inspiration for me to get outside and start earthing again.
(I can't link to the entire playlist but this is one of the chapters, on 'extraordinary claims')
I was watching some of these yesterday - it's a university produced series on critical thinking. There is a fortean angle to quite a bit of the later chapters I was watching eg Susan Blackmore talking about her OOBE and how over many years of research she had to conclude she wasn't really out of her body at all, and that she couldn't get evidence for many other paranormal things either. And also a chapter about alternative medicine where they go to a 'woo fair' or whatever it's called and hear some really vague waffle from people peddling Energy and suchlike. It's all discussed very politely and reasonably and I think you'd find it interesting, I recommend.
It made me a bit sad though that compared to the usual guff on youtube it hasn't had quite so many views. But who wants something you have to concentrate on when "FIVE FREAKY INSTANCES YOU WON'T BELIEVE!" hits the spot much quicker and easier. Much more satisfying to the brain though.
Horrible terrible beasties
Sorry @Swifty but I refuse to watch your video until I know precisely how scary these creatures are.
On a scale of 1 to 5, where:
1 = my dog looks scarier in the dark than these creatures, and
5 = I should watch with the lights on and be prepared to evacuate to the back of the sofa,
how would you rate the video?
No probs Zebs, I'd rate it:
3 = I think a little bit of wee just came out
I've just found a channel called Bedtime Stories, I'll be wading through these over the next few nights, this one's about The Flannan Isle Lighthouse mystery ..
Good choice, those videos are excellent, we have watched quite a few of them, they're very well made. Enjoy
No really a channel but Mrs Exberliner and I enjoyed this video when chromecasted onto the big screen.
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