The legacy of what was the Paranormal Network.

Paranormal Network was an idea for a process of gathering interested parties, knowledgable individuals, groups and organizations just to have another place to positively reply and be part of a conversation of topics of the unexplained.

Producing articles, features, audio, video media as well as high-quality digital magazines. into the investigation of the weird and unusual.

Since Nottinghamshire Paranormal Network came to being in 2007 we have been featured, contacted, mentioned and supported by BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Nottingham, UK SCI FI Channel, Radio Moja (Canada), Century FM, Radio Hucknall, Nottingham Evening Post, Hucknall Dispatch, Mansfield Chad, Nottingham Journal…amongst many others. We have been propositioned for a regular timeslot radio show on one of the UKs premier online broadcasting companies. Joined the worlds number 1 rated and reputed paranormal talk show “White Noise Paranormal Radio” hosted by Jason Day and Kelly McKenzie as a featured contributor and correspondent throughout its last airing seasons. Paranormal Networks Kristian Lander joined the Audio Chemistry radio network – premier programme “Panic Room Show” in its initial season reporting on the strange goings on around the world. In 2011, becoming member of ASSAP – Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena and SPR Society Of Psychical Research.

Humble and naive beginnings. Seemingly, we all share a quest and undeniable sense of wanting to know, to learn and strive. The mysteries of strange and curious are compelling.

In 2006, created NPN (Nottinghamshire Paranormal Network) a goal – “To be a Nottinghamshire Network of Investigators, knowledgeable individuals and groups, interested parties and from varying backgrounds of subjects with the intention of sharing and trading information for the betterment of everyone involved and the subjects we have an interest in.” Running monthly talks, round table like discussions, developing what became Nottinghams “History, Myths, Ghost and Urban Legends Tour.” Became actively involved and invited in “investigations” of public and private with a team, and this is where questions and cracks surfaced… In 2008 released a commercially available DVD entitled “A look behind the mirror”. This was also the year we began doing public talks and presentations.

A new direction as we found ourselves questioning certain pre-conceptions and methods of investigations, which found ourselves sometimes, not at conflict but at odds with our apparent peers.  Thus more time and effort was directed at our articles and features.

Turning intentions to the rational mindset instead of the notions we were being told and the rabbit holes that can take you. In truth, we grew up.

Didn’t stop an evolution of presenting – with the creation of the Rabbit Hole That Is Reality radio show and podcast that aired bi-weekly on the UK Collapse Radio Network for 24 episodes through 2013 – 2014 – principally discussing news, writing up and presenting researched features and finishing each episode with quirky fortean stories.

– 2019 update. 

Whilst the Paranormal Network way back when perhaps in 2014, likely earlier become stagnant with the day to day of life’s challenges taking over. The weird and wonderful of the fortean and the unusual always held an interest in my heart as it still continues to do so today. At the time, I recall a major issue where I lost a lot of data on an external hard drive, culminated notes, writings, correspondence, pictures, news pieces, clips and video footage. Lost. That was the done point, I managed to recover some of what I had wrote up online back into note form, but the content now lost. Made it all seem worthless. Heart just wasn’t in to recreate or begin again.

In 2018, after being asked many times if I would produce more Rabbit Hole That Is Reality episodes. After some experiments with sets, room arrangements, short videos and producing mini-docs. It didn’t feel quite right. That chapter was done.

Thus began anew, Our Curious World. Taking encouragement and inspiration from The Joe Rogan Experience, Art Bell and The Unexplained decided to follow up on where my passion lies, back behind the mic and camera. Not necessarily paranormal, though have and enjoy guests that tickle that itch.

6 responses to “The legacy of what was the Paranormal Network.

    • Excellent.
      Its very easy to imagine the stereotype attached to texas . stetson wearing folk and wild horses and angus cattle.
      But whats ut really like?

  1. My husband does wear a Stetson to protect himself from all the sun. I do have a horse that is wild to everyone else, but she is my baby and never wild to me because I feed her little treats. The cattle are not Angus…they are Charolais. So your stereotype is somewhat correct. But….most of the time the men around here were baseball caps with little sunglasses perched on top. My husband wears blue jeans only when we are stepping out. He wears fishing pants in the heat of the summer because they are cooler in this over 100 degree weather around here. I must admit that I have learned how to bale hay and drive a tractor and a bulldozer, but I avoid it if I can. The people here are highly spirited and they mean it when they say “Don’t mess with Texas!” We are similar to the Scottish in our reactionary manor and any of us do carry guns….to defend ourselves from rattlesnakes, cougars and muggers. I visited England and Scotland a few years back. Every time I opened my mouth, people began to bash Texans (I guess they recognized my accent). We took a 2 week tour of Scotland and the tour company wisely paired us up with the Aussies….we are very similar it seems. It is absolutely gorgeous there with all the greenery and forests. I could hardly believe that there are no snakes there or coyotes. We might even be able to raise a lamb crop if we did not have coyotes! We did stay at my cousin’s house close to London for a week and we thoroughly enjoyed the sights…especially Westminster Abby. I believe we drove past a highway sign that said ‘Nottingham’. You live in a beautiful country!

  2. After I finished the above comment, I realized that I forgot to tell you that the description above is really only for us rural folk. We have plenty of “civilized” people in our biggest cities who are not a bit like us. My sister is one of them!

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