Posts Tagged ‘Chip Coffey’


TaraNormal Activity: Beyond Reality Events Eastern State Pen. Findings

I was very, very busy in April! Before we hit Mt. Washington, we made our way to Eastern State Penitentiary, one of the creepiest places I’ve ever been to. If you’re into creepy places, make sure you check this one out. Several places in this former prison make you feel like you’re not welcome. This is a heavy feeling in the air around death row and in a group I was part of a voice was heard coming from absolute darkness. It was right into my friend Eddie’s ear and the group was lucky enough to catch it on their recorders.
With a group that Amy Bruni was leading, shadow people and mists were seen. Amy and her fellow investigators also witnessed a jellyfish-like anomaly floating above the lower floor area. Amy said she had never seen anything like it before in her ghost hunting career.
With Chip Coffey, I was able to be a part of a communication with was believed to be the spirit of a former prison guard. Chip set up his mag light for communication with the entity. It is believed by unscrewing the flashlight to the point where it turns off, one can ask the entity to move the light and turn it on to communicate. This is what we witnessed. My K-II meter also went off in unison with the flashlight and the temperature was measured as dropping when the questioning began.
It was my first time meeting Chip and we were like old friends right from the start. He knew all of the awful jokes I knew ( in fact, he knew WAY more!). He’s an amazing person and friend. Please take the time to visit his site. His show, Paranormal Kids, has just been renewed for its 3rd season!
Kris Williams lead a group that saw a shadow person running straight into wall! I didn’t get to see such a sight but some of the ceiling did almost fall on me. Plus, I’m pretty sure I accidentally ate some paint chips at my time in Eastern State. Kris will try to say it wasn’t an accident.

I had two exclusive large format art prints of the Tara Normal comics that appeared in the TAPS Paramagazine. These prints and my other art in the auction helped raise over $400 for the auction which benefited Eastern State. Thank you to the lucky bidders.

I’d like to just thank Beyond Reality Events and Holly Griffith for being kind enough to let me be a part of such an awesome time! Make sure to check out an event near you!

Kris Williams and Howie Noel

Howie at Eastern State Pen.

Amy Bruni and my Tara Normal print for the charity auction


I BELIEVE: Ghost Hunters Returns to SyFy Tonight at 9 PM EST!

My friends Jason and Grant are back on SyFy at 9PM EST tonight on SyFy for a new round of paranormal investigating on Ghost Hunters.

My friend Aaron over at ParanormalPopCulture.com has a cool preview up of tonight’s episode taking place at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. He even has a pic of TaraNormal buddies Chip Coffey and Amy Bruni chilling in night vision. I need more night vision pics over here.


I BELIEVE: UFO during NFL Game, Similar Sightings

Flying Rods

During the NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts on October 23rd, a few viewers noticed a UFO was captured when the station’s cameras were focused on the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Here’s a video recording show what went down.

These rod-shaped UFO’s are actually more common than one would think.

In 1994, independent filmmaker Jose Escamilla was attempting to videotape UFOs near Roswell, N.M. — yes, that Roswell — home of the legendary, alleged crash of a UFO in 1947 that has captured the imaginations of millions of people for decades.

“As I reviewed one of the tapes, I noticed something streak past my camera viewfinder and thought at first it was just a bird or insect,” Escamilla told The Huffington Post.

“Looking at each frame of the footage again, I knew it was something more unusual. My girlfriend at the time called them ‘rods’ as they sort of looked like some kind of life form you’d see in a microscope.”

Since that time, Escamilla has collected hundreds of taped examples from around the world of these so-called rods, which vary in physical form: Some look like centipedes with appendages and others have no appendages but appear to have lights on top of them.

Skeptics maintain there’s nothing extraordinary about all of this — the objects, they say, are merely insects flying very close to the camera lens.

Here’s a TV news report on ‘rods’:

I came across a video from a History channel program explaining that an adjusted shutterspeed on a camera can produce images resembling the ‘rods’ from normal footage of birds or other insects. The photo in this blog entry is actually of moths, not aliens. Long exposure photographs of regular, everyday insects can produce images where the bugs will look like the alien-like ‘rods’.

You can view the debunking rods video here:
http://www.asiaone.com/Multimedia/LifeStyle/Story/A1Multimedia20110106-11931.html

So while not a flying saucer or alien, it appears photos and videos of insects have captured the attention of many people who ‘want to believe’.

Read the Huffington Post Article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/01/ufo-nfl-game_n_1033966.html


Some of our favorite Tweets from last night’s episode of Ghost Hunters with Grant’s announcement

Ghost Hunters Shining Hotel Stanley Hotel TAPS

We just covered Grant’s huge announcement and our reaction to last night’s action, suspense, scares and drama packed episode of Ghost Hunters in our blog, and we wanted to share some of our favorite tweets from last night’s episode that we saw. Join the fun on twitter by following @hcnoel

Kris Williams @KrisWilliams81
@grantswilson Wishing you all good things, Grant! :) Now I know who I can harass while I’m not working wwwhahahahaha :)

Brian Stephenson @briansteez
@grantswilson great episode Grant! Will miss seeing you on TV but if you get bored you can always do some cases with us!! @tapshometeam

Chip Coffey @chipcoffey
@GrantSWilson is leaving Ghost Hunters. He’s a good guy & has always treated me with kindness & respect. You will be missed, Grant.

Holly Griffith @hollycgriffith
Ok, I cried! #GhostHunters WOW!

Britt Griffith @britttgriffith
@grantswilson Thanks for the fun & educational times. It was an honor to work with U. You will be missed. Love to your family and good luck

deonna kelli @deonnakelli
@grantswilson thank you for being so brave and for honoring your inner voice. I support you completely. On to YOUR next!

Senushemi @Senushemi
@grantswilson Pls keep us up-to-date. We love you as much as (if not more than) we love GH/TAPS, you know. :-)

Amy Bruni @amybruni
@grantswilson You also fully intend on still being a big dork & cooking me swordfish & letting me borrow your wife for girls night. Right?!

And of course:

Grant Wilson @grantswilson
All is well everyone!! I am well and happy!


TaraNormal Activity: Through the Veil

I had a great time at Through the Veil and I want to thank my friend Chip Coffey for telling me about the event and helping me be a part of it. It was great to hang out with my friends and meet new ones. I also got to do a lot of fun caricatures. Atlanta is my new favorite city. I was also psyched that Josh Gates from Destination Truth liked my caricature of him. I gave him to him as a gift and I got a copy of his new book. Awesome guy! Unfortunately we didn’t get to battle in a karaoke duel but maybe another time.

Josh Gates from Destination Truth and Howie Noel from TaraNormal.com

Josh Gates Chip Coffey and Howie Noel

Chip Coffey and Howie Noel from TaraNormal.com

Thanks to my friend Diana for the pic of me and Chip at lunch! Her twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/DiJoy

Chip Coffey and Howie Noel

Atlanta, GA


Tara Normal Issue #2 Cover Art Guest Starring Chip Coffey

Tara Normal Issue 2 Chip Coffey

Issue #1 debuts October 11-14 this week at New York Comic-Con. Here’s the cover for Issue #2. You’ll be able to read part of Issue 1 starting this month here at TaraNormal.com.

Issue #2 guest stars Chip Coffey, star of Psychic Kids & Paranormal State.

UPDATE:
My friend Chip likes his comic book counterpart! :)


Caricatures at Chip Coffey’s Coffey Talk Tour in Washington DC

Howie Noel caricatures Chip Coffey Coffey Talk

Last night I had the awesome opportunity to be a special guest at my friend Chip Coffey’s Coffey Talk live event in Washington DC. I got to draw a lot of caricatures for some very cool people. Chip’s gallery reading are amazing to witness in person. I highly suggest you attend one in the future.

(Photo by Greta Refert)


New artwork of Pauley Perrette (NCIS)

Pauley Perrette Art

Awesome!
My friend Chip Coffey is friends with Pauley and shared my art with her. Thank you, Chip!


Tara Normal #1 Debuts on ComiXology today!

Tara Normal #1 on comiXology

Tara Normal Issue 1 debuts today on ComiXology! ComiXology is the #1 digital comic book distributor so I’m very proud to have my comic debut there today.

You can get the new issue #1 here:
http://www.comixology.com/Tara-Normal-1/digital-comic/42646

Issue Summary:
Tara Normal #1
Let the mystery begin! Tara Normal wakes up in a mental institution after very bad things went down the night before.

Check out these cool tweets from friends helping to spread the word. There’s a lot of Ghost Hunters on here:

UPDATE:
Got my first reader review via twitter! Awesome!

UPDATED x2:
Just got this tweet from ComiXology! Awesome!


Chip Coffey supports the Tara Normal Kickstarter!

My friend Chip Coffey very kindly shared my Tara Normal Kickstarter on his official Facebook just now. Thanks Chip!