Vampire Ball set to bring fangs and fun to Old Sacramento

The Crescent Club Speakeasy will host the second annual Vampire Ball this Saturday, a party for vampire fanatics and Halloween revelers alike, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Romanian League in Defense of Animals (ROLDA). This year’s event will be modeled after HBO’s “True Blood,” said Shannon McCabe, event organizer. A staff of 25 helped her put together a party six months in the making, including professional set designers, vampire go-go dancers, two local DJs and actors who will be playing roles from the “True Blood” cast. Food will be served by Café Americain. “I want to feel like I’m in the town of Bon Temps,” McCabe said, alluding to the fictional town where the HBO vampire series is set. Fans of the show will recognize characters like Sookie Stackhouse and Eric Northman, among others, as costumed actors mingle with the crowd. The indoor café will be renamed “Merlotte’s Grill” after a restaurant from the series. The courtyard will be transformed into a blue bayou, McCabe said, to emulate the feel of the show’s small Louisiana town. There will be a dance floor named “Fangtasia” with DJ David V and another called “Dracula’s Castle Dance Hall” with DJ Natalie Liquori, which will draw guests after they spend time at the “Hair of the Dog Bar.” Others can wander the three stories of […]

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Sacramento teen to host Internet talk show ‘Sci Fi Stories’

A Sacramento teen is trying to get an early start on a film career with the launching of an Internet-based talk show. “Sci Fi Stories” is 16-year-old Joseph Cady’s show, which will cover all things paranormal and unexplained in Sacramento and beyond. Among his subjects: ghosts, UFOs, extraterrestrials, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. “I wanted to do something out of the ordinary,” said Cady, whose father, Brian Cady, will be helping him produce the series. “It will be weekly on Sundays, and we’ll upload the videos to Youtube in the afternoon for people to watch.” Each program will be 20 or 30 minutes long, and sometimes will consist of sit-down interviews with local experts, while other shows will be filmed on-site. “He’s almost getting out of school, and we wanted to do something together before he leaves the nest,” Brian Cady said. “We have personalities that collide sometimes, so we’re going to do this together.” He said he hopes the show ill be something that can help them bond as they work toward a common goal. Brian Cady said Joseph is very goal-oriented and sets what seem to his father to be impossible deadlines, but always manages to meet them. “I hope he gets a little bit of attention,” Brian Cady said. “He’s pretty good, and if he puts his mind to it, he’ll […]

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Interview with Tiffany Allen, Manager of Front Street Tattoo

Interviewed by Paul Dale Roberts, President www.jazmaonline.com General Manager www.hpiparanormal.net Question: Tell us something about yourself, your personal life, recreational activities and hobbies. Answer: I have been working in the tattoo industry for almost ten years. I started as a shop girl at Aces tattoo in Reno, NV and soon was asked to manage the shop because of my ingenious business sense. (Giggle) I stayed with that shop for over 3 years during which we grew from a tiny street shop to the primary custom shop in Reno. Having the combination of both powerhouse ass kicking rock’n roll street shop and the privilege to work with amazing artists such as Kevin Cox, Lee Hanna, Jason Freeman and a long list of rock star tattooists that regularly guest spotted at our shop, I would say I was hooked. A long time fan of the art of tattoos and the rich history has always kept me close to the community I consider my second family. When I left the shop as my full time job I continued to promote and work with them in hosting the Lady Luck tattoo convention annually, and traveling continuously with various artists working conventions. During all of this I’ve raised 3 beautiful daughters who take up any free time I have outside of work. To see more pictures of Tiffany, stop by […]

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Interview with Chelsey Miller, Sacramento Goth Fashioner

Location of Interview: The Coffee Garden, 2904 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, Ca Date of Interview: January 10, 2010 Time of Interview: 1500 Hours Question: First let’s allow the readers to get to know you, can you tell me something about your personal life, such as where you were born and raised. Activities you are involved in, such as hobbies and recreational fun. Answer: I was born in a very small cow town called Los Banos. It’s about two hours south of here in Merced County. When I was growing up in Los Banos, there was absolutely nothing to do. Everyone was either into drugs, sex, or other bad behavior. I spent my time with my now-fiancée (then boyfriend) Kyle. We started going out my freshman year of high school, but we had known each other since seventh grade. We did get into some trouble together, but we also did a lot of after-school activities together as well. For instance, we ran cross-country and were on the swim team together as sophomores. But we were also the token “Goth” couple on campus. But at the same time, we also weren’t stereotypical. We both had lots of friends and associated with people outside the stereotype. I got really good grades in high school, so I was also friends with all of the jocks and preps, believe it or […]

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Interview with Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Fortean Investigator

Interviewed by: Brent Raynes, Publisher of Alternate Perceptions Magazine 1. Please tell us a little about yourself and also tell us how long you have been a paranormal investigator/journalist? Answer: I have been a journalist for a long, long time. My first paying gig was with Brainstorm Comics. I was a columnist for his vampire magazine. My first paying gig was in 1996. The first thing I ever had published was when I was 12 years old. It was a letter to the editor in the Monterey Herald. When I was a small boy living on Effy Street in Fresno, CA, I thought I lived in a haunted house. At the age of 8, I was reading Brad Steiger books on the paranormal. I became very well versed in the paranormal and when it came time to write paranormal articles, it was a perfect fit. I have been on 300 investigations and written over 300 paranormal articles. I have only been a paranormal investigator for 3 years, but I am very, very prolific. 2. What attracted you to this subject? Answer: As I mentioned above, it’s because I thought I lived in a haunted house and started reading every Brad Steiger book I could find. 3. You certainly seem to have an inexhaustible, obsessive drive, churning out copy constantly non-stop for your many readers. Being […]

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Interview with Christy Earnest, Paranormal Experiencer

Photo: Christy is in the middle.  She is in between her family members. Interviewed by Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Paranormal Investigator Date: December 18, 2009, Saturday Time: 1000 Hours Location of Interview: Starbucks, 4981 Watt Avenue, North Highlands, CA Question: Please tell me something about yourself, you family life, hobbies, recreational activities that you enjoy doing. Answer: I enjoy singing and dancing Question: You have lived in Sacramento all your life. Are there places in Sacramento that you are curious about, that you feel may be haunted? Answer: Yes, I would love to check out places like the Governor’s Mansion, because Nancy Reagan claimed it was haunted and didn’t want to live there. I would love to check out the home of Doreathea Puente. Mmmmmm…well, how about Old Sacramento, Delta King and those infamous tunnels underneath Old Sacramento? What’s with the house on 22nd and H Street. If I get into a real good mood and have an airline ticket in my hand, I would love to investigate the haunting of the Amityville House! Question: You had some very interesting paranormal experiences. Please explain to me your first experience and where it happened at. Answer: I was in third grade I would have dreams about something coming through my grandparent’s bedroom window and I woke up one night to use the restroom but I would […]

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Mothman: Don’t Play Games With Me!

Picture is of Paul Dale Roberts and Shannon McCabe – HPI Esoteric Detectives   December 15, 2009, Tuesday, Time: 20:06 Hours. My paranormal cellular hotline is ringing off the hook; the ringtone ‘X-Files’ is heard. I answer the phone and I hear a guy screaming in the background. His two buddies have me on the speaker phone and they are explaining to me that their friend witnessed a Mothman. I can tell by the yelling, screaming, loud talking that everyone must be intoxicated. Just a hunch. The callers call 8 times this Tuesday evening and they are screaming in my ear about their Mothman sighting. One of the guys claim that they saw Mothman first in South Florida and now it has followed them to Sacramento. They claim the Mothman swooped down from the Sacramento Tower Bridge and almost grabbed their screaming friend. They claim that their friend is hysterical and he is unable to speak to me. Their message is incoherent and some of their talk becomes abrasive and brash. I get fed up with the calls and hang up on them. They continue to call me and tell me to get out to the Tower Bridge. I finally shut down my cell phone completely; I will deal with them tomorrow, when all three will be sober (hopefully). It is now Wednesday and I call […]

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Mariana Moscoso Interview, Sacramento Artist/Photographer/Moscoso Photography

Interviewed by Paul Dale Roberts, Sacramento Press Journalist Question: Before we really get into this interview, please tell me something personal about yourself. Your family life, where you were born and raised. Hobbies and recreational activities you are involved in besides your artistic photography. Answer: First and foremost, I am the mother of a lovely six year old and I have to admit she is often times the subject of my personal photography. But I am a woman of many labels; I suppose my greatest desire is to be a renaissance woman. I want to do it all and experience it all! But there isn’t just enough time in life. Aside from photography, I have other artistic endeavors such as poetry and drawing. Possibly one of my favorite hobbies is learning languages. I really enjoy exploring the similarities and differences between them and of course speaking it! Speaking a new language is like solving a puzzle—it is so personally gratifying. Question: How many languages can you speak? Answer: Well obviously, I speak English and I am also a native Spanish speaker. I took four years of French in high school but I have to admit a little rusty. I started learning Italian in June and I really love it! So officially, I speak two but I like to think I speak four! Question: How did […]

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Eleven: Eleven – the doorway to…..

Renee Martine is a Sacramento area psychic and this is her analysis of the 11:11 phenomenon.   Paul Dale Roberts, HPI General Manager / www.hpiparanormal.net How long has this phenomenon being taking place? Where does this door lead to? It is my belief that it is truly Divine intervention. Some say this occurrence is a coincidence, some say we have pre-coded this in our memory to wake up. I say it is a reminder for us to understand why we are all here, and what have we come here for. Have you not asked yourself this question quite a lot recently, “what is next for me, and what my purpose in life is? But, no one knows for certain what this answer is and why it has affected thousands, if not millions of lives. I am reminded of the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." A group of individuals with a remarkable knowing of an event, when to be at a certain time and place, without knowing why, but they trusted the signs and did what they felt they needed to do to satisfy their curiosity and because they KNEW it was their path. They knew it with every part of their being, and even though it didn’t make sense, and even if it meant loosing their families and friends, they pursued and did what […]

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Interview with Jacqueline Mathers – Medium

Jacqueline does readings from her office in Sacramento.  This is her interview that details the paranormal activity in her life. Paul Dale Roberts, HPI General Manager, Ghostwriter, Paranormal Investigator / www.hpiparanormal.net Question: Tell me something personal about yourself, your family life, schools you went to? Answer: I was born in Pennsylvania, but most of my life I have lived in Sacramento with the exception of brief periods in Arizona and the North Bay Area of California. I am a mother, grandmother and I work in the field of education. I attended private and public schools in the Sacramento area. Question: Why do you call yourself a medium? Answer: I am clairsentient and clairaudient. I have the ability to feel. I get confirmation through temperature changes or goose bumps. I sometimes can pick up the physical pain someone is feeling. As for clairaudience, it is the ability to hear psychic impressions or ‘confirmations’. The voice I hear is a young male, so I am thinking it is Saint Michael, my favorite angel. Question: Tell us about some of your paranormal experiences. Answer: I encountered something on 63rd Street at a home I bought back in the 90’s. At the time, there was a television show on NBC called “The Other Side”. It was on every mid-morning Monday through Friday. My daughter had a “Tinkerbelle” wand that was […]

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