National Ghost Hunting Day 1st October 2016
With the National Ghost Hunting Day in the US now only hours away, I managed to get hold of a very busy man indeed. Haunted Collector’s Brian J Cano. He agreed to have a brief chat with me, granted it was by email, but hey the guy is very busy.
As I am joining Sage Paranormal and friends to investigate a location in the UK and link up with the US National Ghost Hunting Day Teams to do our part from this side of the pond, I wanted to ask Brian a little more about it. That and from what I’ve read the experiments have some interesting approaches and seem to touch on a little of the research I have done in the past. Utilising a few methodologies which have proved interestingly successful in the past. I wonder could this collective approach raise the energy enough to truly bridge the gap between this world and the possible spirit world?
Let’s see what Brian has to say?
Brian J Cano’s Paranormal Start
Known in the U.K. for appearing on the TV show The Haunted Collector, Brian’s investigative work alongside Johnny Zaffis has brought him into all our livingrooms on regular basis. However I was interested in how Brian first got into the paranormal initially and how did that lead to Haunted Collector, so I asked.
“Even at a young age I was enthralled by the mysteries of our world: Stonehenge, the Loch Ness Monster, alien abductions, etc. But my public facing interest began with a cable-access show in 2002 called, “Scared on Staten Island”. It was a show I produced with my friends and we explored abandoned, supposedly haunted buildings. That got me into reading more about ghosts and researching the paranormal. To do anything in the paranormal seriously for a prolonged amount of time will eventually lead to the Godfather of the Paranormal, John Zaffis.”
Perhaps my own meeting with the Godfather is just around the corner then! John Zaffis, I am ready, drop me a line anytime, haha!
To be fair Haunted Collector was one of the first shows I saw that linked up parts of my own research and left me asking a lot more questions. The concept of a location being haunted was widely accepted for example, but I found many that struggled to accept a simple object as the source. Especially when that object was something as simple as a basic tool or similar. Although effectively a building and an object are one of the same. I asked Brian if working on the show helped develop his own understanding of this?
“Being that I’d worked with John before, the concept was already familiar to me. It was funny how long it took people to accept the concept though. But there are no hard and fast rules in the paranormal yet, since so much of it is ruled by perspective. The public just had to widen that perspective to allow for the new information.”
That was exactly what happened too, once the concept became more understood and that there could equally be a solution through the removal of said object then haunted objects became more understood. I have to admit I still have numerous questions myself on this area, but you all know me – if its paranormal then I am bound to be questioning it somehow somewhere! In all fairness I often find myself questioning that what we call reality too, a post for another time though!
US National Ghost Hunting Day Has Gone Global!
The 1st of October 2016 is literally here and with it possibly the largest ghost hunt ever! What began as a National Ghost Hunting Day in the US has already gone global. My friends at Sage Paranormal told me about it and got me involved. In fact I am really looking forward to the investigation for numerous reasons. As I am involved I wanted to know a little more about this huge ghost hunt, the concept behind it and how far it now reached. I put this question to Brian.
“I wanted it to reach across the globe to have the maximum impact. The concept is to build a web of consciousness that will allow for a bridge to open into the spirit world by having investigators run simultaneous investigations, united in purpose and lead from a central location; in this instance, from Scarefest in Lexington, KY.”
So, my understanding is that by having many Ghost Hunting teams linked in together there becomes this collective consciousness across the teams, across the globe attempting to obtain the same result. As my own research deals with telepathic interaction both locally and at a distance I am quite excited to see the results of this experiment. I wonder what data will come back from the many investigations, so I asked Brian if he has any personal aspirations for the experiment.
“I go into it hopeful, but with no expectations. Despite all the seeming New Age terms I’ve been using, this is still very much a scientific experiment and my job is to record the data, without overlaying my hopes or assumptions. But, my hypothesis is that by all of us aligning our intents at the very same time, we can “supercharge” the attempt, perhaps raising our vibration enough to get clearer, more reliable communication during the time of the experiment.”
It really is a fantastic idea and hopefully Brian’s hypothesis will be recognised. I have read quite a few pieces of research on collective consciousness and also where individual teams have been so focussed together that their communication has been amazing. The Scole Experiment, The Philip Experiment and possibly even the Cross Correspondences could be examples of this by their results. If this experiment manages to bring together many teams across the world for a common goal then that alone is an acheivement, but if it equally manages good communication then that could be very interesting.
Given the vast number of teams involved I wondered if anyone had contacted the Guinness Book of Records regarding this experiment as it could equally be a world record. Brian advised me of the following regarding this.
“The board of the National Ghost Hunting Day has. I’m unsure of the status at this moment.”
Let’s hope the Guinness Book of Records recognise this amazing event and then perhaps all of us involved will then be by the nature of association holders of a Guinness World Record.
Back to the experiment. I believe that Carl Jung’s Collective Unconscious in its simplest understanding suggested that, the fact that certain symbols appeared in similar formats the world over where physical contact wasn’t possible, meant there must be a collective link. I wondered if Brian had any experiments that may add weight to Jung’s idea.
“As a sideboard experiment, I plan to have a code word. I will think of a word, write it down and seal it in an envelope. I will tell no one what it is, but focus on it with the help of the psychics with me at Command Central. I’ve let everyone know I’ll be doing this, so report any random words or responses that come across. Even without an Other Side, I’ve experimented with this for years now, theorizing that many EVPs we get could very well be our own thoughts made to manifest. I call it the Psychic Projection Experiment. I’ve been doing it since 2009. It has worked five times in all those years and all within the last two years…”
This is a curious little addition and something that has popped up in my own research and something I’ve also tried before myself. However I don’t recall a scenario that I have seen that has so many people attempting to pick up the code word as this one. I would be very interested in the data around this experiment, its success and associated probabilities.
During a previous encounter at the first Paracon that I attended in the UK, Brian was also there and I caught his talk along with everyone else. During the talk he mentioned somehting that resonated with me, which was about the search for an equation to help explain elements of the paranormal. Something I am also seeking. I wondered if Brian had discovered it or had any theories that he believed might be heading in the right direction to achieve this.
“Quantum physics has some interesting theories that would overlap, however it all comes down to phase and dimensions. Since everything is vibrations and energy, we need to look there. We’re still in the infancy of that research as well.”
I have to agree 100% with Brian, I too have discovered many overlaps with Quantum Physics and its understanding of the universe. I look forward to hearing more about Brian’s theories the next time we meet.
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Those Classic Interview Questions
As usual it wouldn’t be an interview without a few classic paranormal interview questions.
What are Brian J Cano’s top five favourite locations?
“I’m bad with favorite questions. What would go into determining what they would be? Activity? Architecture? The people with me when I went? The pleasantness of the owners? The surrounding adventures? For a philosophically analytic person such as myself that question becomes impossible to answer.”
In all honesty I can totally understand Brian’s answer to this, I’ve been asked similar and there are a few places I would return to, but are they my favourite? Like Brian I don’t think I could categorically answer, giving one place above another. Plus I’ve not investigated every known haunted location on the planet, so it wouldn’t be fair.
What has been Brian’s scariest encounter?
Brian told me that his response to this question was far too long for this interview alone, so perhaps he would do me the absolute honour of discussing this for a future post? What do you say Brian, go on you know you want to?
Where in the world would Brian most like to investigate?
Quite simply Brian’s response to this question was “The White House” and what a great answer that is too. Given the understanding I now have of this amazing building and its detailed history, I can totally see where Brian is coming from.In fact I would like to investigate the White House myself, sorry Brian that’s on my wish list of locations too now lol.
Catch Brian J Cano In The UK
As I’m based in the U.K. and for all of us Brits, I wondered where and when we might next see Brian in our neck of the woods..
“This coming March, for my D Day Tour, in conjunction with Sage Paranormal.”
This is certainly not one to miss out on and with very few tickets remaining for the D-Day Tour you should contact Sage Paranormal to get yours NOW!
Thank You Brian
I would like to finish up by thanking Brian for his time in answering my questions so that I could add this post. As the Sun is now only hours away from rising on National Ghost Hunting Day in the US and the others taking part across the globe, I know Brian was extremely busy. So, taking time to complete this interview shows he’s dedication to the field. A dedication resonated amongst all those that are participating in this fantastic event. So, thank you to all you guys that helped organise the event and everyone that has signed up to be involved. Your dedication to the field and acceptance to work together on this will also help further field.
I look forward to an excellent investigation tonight and collaborative effort towards the experiments. Good luck everyone and have a great ghost hunt.