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Documentary: The real Vampires



In this video, a new documentary describes reports of real Vampires (called “strigoi” in Romanian) from Transylvania and surrounding regions:

The synopsis reads as follows:

Two American filmmakers go to Transylvania to collect stories of vampires (strigoi in Romanian), werewolves and ghosts. They find that belief in these creatures still exist in the small villages of the Carpathian mountains. This pod showcases interviews with Romanian villagers who share their experiences about vampires.

In the video, one man describes “making a pact with both priests and the devil” in order to rid himself of a powerful strigoi that had been haunting him, stating that such measures “are the way of the world”. Indeed, the extremities of good and evil, as well as fact and fantasy continue to converge…

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The Philip Experiment – The Strange Story Behind the Movie The Quiet Ones




The Philip Experiment - The Strange Story Behind the movie The Quiet OnesAfter watching the movie “The Quiet Ones“, on Netflix with my wife, the question came to mind, “is the movie really based on a real experiment, The Philip Experiment?”

A quick research left us with more question than answers.

The Quiet Ones” is supposedly a film based on the events of the Toronto Society for Psychical Research in the 1970s, where parapsychologists tried to create a ghost to prove they are products of the human mind.

But that’s not what the movie presented.

What is the Movie “The Quiet Ones” About?

According to of the official website, the movie is inspired by true events.

The film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel).

John Pogue directed and wrote the screenplay with Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and was based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

The Philip Experiment - The Strange Story Behind the movie The Quiet OnesAn Oxford Professor Joseph Coupland along with a team of university students conducted an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets.

He invites introspective lad Brian McNeil to film his experimental treatment.

Jane has no memory of her past and she is repeatedly abandoned by foster families, she believes herself possessed by a doll named Evey that gives her telekinetic power.

Keeping her awake in an isolated house, Prof. Coupland intends that she puts her evil energy into an actual doll, thereafter destroying it to heal Jane.

What dark forces they uncover are even terrifying than any of them expected.

Good but was this the story from so called The Philip Experiment?

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What is The Philip Experiment?

The Philip Experiment - The Strange Story Behind the movie The Quiet OnesDr. Alan George Robert Owen, a self-proclaimed ghost expert, created the Toronto Society for Psychical Research (TSPR) group.

The group consisted of his wife, an industrial designer, an accountant, a housewife, a student of sociology.

A psychologist named Dr. Joel Whitton also participated as an observer.

The Canadian parapsychologist group aimed for an experiment that would create a ghost. They wanted to prove their theory that ghosts are products from the human mind.

Phase 1: Create Philip

The experiments (which became known as The Philip Experiment) began in 1972.

The first objective was to create a fictional historical character.

They created “facts” to relate to the life of this character.

They wrote a biography and called him Philip Aylesford.

In his biography, they claimed that he was a seventeenth-century English nobleman, who was married to a beautiful but cold and hostile woman by the named Dorothea.

Philip then met beautiful gypsy by the named Margo, who made him fall instantly in love. Soon Philip and Margo became secret lovers.

Dorothea found out about Margo and accused her of witchcraft. As a result, Margo was burned alive.

Philip plagued with remorse, in the only way he could handle it was to fight in the battle of Diddington, where he died on the battlefield.

Phase 2: Communicate with Philip

The Philip Experiment - The Strange Story Behind the movie The Quiet OnesWith the help from a biography sketch artist that executed freehand drawing of their newly created man, the group move on to the next phase, communication.

The objective that, with Philip’s portrait, the group would easily believe that Philip Aylesford really existed.

The sessions began in September 1972. The group discussed Philip’s life, trying to visualize it with most details as possible.

For a year the sessions presented no result, apart from the occasional presence in the room feeling.

Until the Toronto Society for Psychical Research decided to take a different approach.

They changed the atmosphere to something more close to a tradition séance, dimming the lights while sitting around the table.

They included elements from Philip’s era.

For the surprise part of the group this technique produced the expected result, Philip manifested himself to the group.

The group got their first message from Philip in the form of a very clear beat on the table.

They asked questions in which he could respond with a tap to “Yes” and two to “No.”

Is This Really Philip?

But how could they be sure it was Philip’s ghost answering the questions.

They decided to directly ask for questions from Philip’s biography.

As a result, Philip was able to give accurate information from his history.

The Philip Experiment - The Strange Story Behind the movie The Quiet Ones

The séances continued with a larger range of unexplained phenomena.

Philip began to assume a personality of his own, with strong points of view on various subjects.

Beside the blows on the table, he began to moving the table, sliding from side to side, even over a thick rug.

During Philip’s manifestation, the group took notice of some singular characteristics.

The table would be “electric” to the touch, and the temperature would drop over the table.

It was as if Philip, in a way, became the table itself.

In front of a live audience, about 50 people, Philip made the lights flicker and even made the table levitate just an inch off the floor. All filmed as part of a documentary.

The Philip Experiment ran according to the initial expectations from the Group.

Although, against the main goal, the ghost of Philip never materializes in front of the group.

The Philip Experiment Conclusion

The Philip Experiment - The Strange Story Behind the movie The Quiet OnesEven after the long time and strange events documented by the Toronto Society for Psychical Research (TSPR) group the results are inconclusive.

Seems like some concluded that this proved that ghosts do not exist, that they are simply creations of the minds. Others theorized that it may not have been Philip but another Ghost playing with researchers.

Outsiders just believe that all was a hoax.

It was not possible to confirm the events were produced by the ghost of a fictional character by the name Philip.

Is The Movie “The Quiet Ones” Based on The Philip Experiment?

Is there any truth between the film and The Philip Experiment to inspired it?

The connections are too slim.

Aside from the idea of an experiment with paranormal activities the movie produced by Lionsgate and Exclusive Media is a fiction movie inspired but not based on true events.

Besides the fact that the Script was heavily rewritten for budget reasons.

Learn more about other supposedly Based in True Story movies.


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Phoenix Forgotten Twenty Years Later, Based on the Shocking True Events




Phoenix Forgotten, three teenagers disappeared during the Phoenix Lights events on March 13, 1997, and twenty years later, a movie comes to tell the story.

The fictional story is based on that year’s events when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona.

What was The Phoenix Lights?

First of all, at about 6:55 pm, Thursday, March 13, 1997, a man reported seeing a V-shaped object, several football fields sized, above Henderson, Nevada.

This was just the beginning of the incident known as The Phoenix Lights.

In addition, thousands of people reported a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over the state and a series of stationary lights moving across the city in about a southeast direction.

Another account and evidence point to nine lights appearing to “hover” over Phoenix at around 10 pm, while thousands of people witnessed it.

Failed to Answer

Because of the numerous video images of these lights, they received much coverage from the media.

Consequently, this coverage gains immediate response from the government and military.

The U.S. Air Force explained it as slow-falling, long-burning LUU-2B/B illumination flares dropped by a flight of four A-10 Warthog aircraft on a training exercise at the Barry Goldwater Range at Luke Air Force Base.

Also, Arizona Governor, Fife Symington III, held a press conference, mocking that “they found who was responsible” for bringing a dressed man in an alien costume onto the stage.

Arizona Governor, Fife Symington III

But on the first Phoenix Lights’ tenth anniversary, March 2007, Symington confirmed he witnessed one of the “crafts of unknown origin” during that night of March 1997.

Symington reported, “I’m a pilot, and I know almost every machine that flies. It was bigger than anything that I’ve ever seen.”

“As a pilot and a former Air Force Officer, I can definitively say that this craft did not resemble any man-made object I’d ever seen. And it was certainly not high-altitude flares because flares don’t fly in formation.”

Phoenix city’s councilwoman, Frances Barwood, launched an investigation into the Phoenix Lights; according to her, she interviewed over 700 witnesses, “The government never interviewed even one.”

The producers of Phoenix Forgotten interviewed people who witnessed, book writers and documentary filmmakers from the Phoenix Lights.

Phoenix Forgotten

Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events in their town.

They disappeared that night and, consequently, were never seen again.

On the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

For the first time, the truth will be revealed…


  • Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
  • Time: 80 min.
  • Release: April 21, 2017
  • Production Companies: Cinelou Films, Scott Free Productions
  • Director: Justin Barber
  • Writer: T.S. Nowlin
  • Produced: Wes Ball, Mark Canton, David Hopwood, Ridley Scott, T.S. Nowlin, Courtney Solomon
  • Music: Mondo Boys
  • Cinematography: Jay Keitel
  • Film Editing: Joshua Rosenfield
  • Production Design: Todd Fjelsted
  • Art Direction: Drew Bender, Caity Birmingham
  • Set Decoration: Vanessa Lin
  • Costume Design: Aggie Guerard Rodgers
  • Special Effects: Territory Studio (VFX)


  • Matt Biedel (Dan)
  • Hector Luis Bustamante (Air Force Guard)
  • Ana Dela Cruz (Luisa)
  • Mackenzie Firgens (Newscaster)
  • Florence Hartigan (Sophie)
  • Jeanine Jackson (Melissa)
  • Clint Jordan (Steve)
  • Chelsea Lopez (Ashley)
  • Justin Matthews (Mark)
  • Cynthia Quiles (News Reporter)
  • Luke Spencer Roberts (Josh)
  • Cyd Strittmatter (Caroline)

Watch Trailer – Phoenix Forgotten

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The Director – Justin Barber

Justin Barber is a commercial director and VFX artist in Los Angeles. Phoenix Forgotten is his first movie in theaters.

He previously produced “Medicine for Melanc,” ly,” directed by Barry Jenkins. Also, Justin Barber is a partner in the commercial production company Strike Anywhere.

He is also a Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts graduate.

The Producers

The film has sci-fi movie moguls among their producers, most noteworthy Sir Ridley Scott (“Alien,” “The Martian”), Wes Ball (“The Mazer Runner,” “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”), and Mark Canton (“300”, “300: Rise of an Empire”).

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Watch the trailer of “The Boy”




Watch the trailer of The BoyIn The Boy (2016) In theaters January 22th, in a remote English village Greta (Lauren Cohan), a young american girl, takes a job as a nanny for an 8-year-old boy.

But upon her arrival Greta realizes that the child she is supposed to take care is a life-size doll.

Her new employers, The Heelshire (Jim Norton and Diana Hardcastle) care for the doll as if it was human, which helps the couple to cope with the death of their own son 20 years earlier.

But a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring her worst fears to life, when Greta violates a list of strict rules, leading her to believe that the doll is not normal.

Directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and screenplay by Stacey Menear is Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) first role in a horror movie.

Also with Rupert Evans (Malcolm), Diana Hardcastle (Mrs. Heelshire), Ben Robson and Jim Norton (Mr. Heelshire)

Watch the trailer of “The Boy”

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