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Paranormal Investigations: Post-show Links and Contest Winner

Posted in contests, links by Desiree on January 16, 2009

As announced on tonight’s show, the people have spoken and we have a winner in the Fervent Unbeliever Song Contest!

The first-place ribbon goes to Entry 4, the Leonard Cohen-esque rendition sung by David Climenhaga. Congratulations, David! Honorable mention goes to Entry 2, sung by Q Transmissions uberfan Nathan. To listen to those entries again, head back to the original entries page here.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and voted. That was fun.  🙂

On to tonight’s show… thanks so much to the E.C.H.O.E.S team for being with us. You can definitely look forward to an upcoming show where Heather and I head out with crew for an investigation. Here’s tonight’s link round-up.

ECHOES website

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) article on Ghosthunters

Ghosthunters International website

About.com article on orbs by a paranormal expert

Ghost Photos: A Close Look at the Paranormal

CSICOP article on Electronic Voice Phenomenon

Electromagnetic Field Meters

Study: Speech Recognition Without Traditional Speech Cues

And now to rush home and watch BSG. Woot!

Update: you can listen to this episode online here.


Next Show: Paranormal Investigations

Posted in upcoming shows by Desiree on January 11, 2009

Ghost hunters have been around as long as people have thought there were ghosts. For these guys, scary sounds and bumps in the night are an adventure, not a nightmare.

Armed with only their electromagnetic field meters and thermal cameras, these brave souls journey to places where the faint of heart fear to tread.

But is it for real? Is there any science behind the search for cold spots and orbs? Or is it just wishful thinking?

Next episode we’ll be speaking with the members of E.C.H.O.E.S., “Edmonton Cursed or Haunted Observation and Examination Services”. Facebook group here.

Check out Edmonton’s gang of ghost hunters on the next Q Transmissions, every Friday at 6pm.

Q Transmissions on YouTube

Posted in news, Uncategorized by Desiree on November 3, 2008

Nathan has posted the séance video!

Visit our beautiful new YouTube channel to look for any errant orbs, fleeting flickers or inappropriate supernatural sexual activity. Oh, how I wish I was joking about that last part.


Seance show links

Posted in links by Heather on November 1, 2008

Thanks so much to everyone who donated!

We raised $1,420 on our show and brought the FunDrive grand total to over $100,000! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Everyone who donated gets a Q Transmissions sticker. Congrats to our two grand prize winners – one gets din-din (Hooters!) w/ Des and I, the other gets to pick a show topic. Whee!!

Here are some of the links, well, all of the links, I used to prep for tonight’s seance show.

The ever helpful Wikipedia

About.com’s How to Conduct a Seance

How to from the New Age Directory

SoYouWanna’s version

The Ideomotor effect

Bible versus condemning contacting the dead

I know, I’m an atheist, so what do I care what the Bible says? Well, I usually don’t. However, there are some smart bits in there, like this one: “Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.” – Leviticus 19:31 (okay, except for the last sentence…)

Chriss Angel does a seance, part one, two, and three.

Derren Brown does a seance (and does a much better job), part one, two, three, four, five, and six.

Again, a HUGE thanks to all who donated. CJSR cannot exist without the support of its listeners. I’d write, “bless you”, but that’s not very becoming of an atheist. Um, how about “thank Science for you”? No, too South Park. I know: thanks. Thanks so very, very much.

Seance update!

Posted in upcoming shows by Heather on October 27, 2008

Q Transmissions favorite Laura LaForce will be acting as medium for our Hallowe’en seance show! W00t!

– Heather


Posted in upcoming shows by Heather on October 27, 2008

This Friday will be our second FunDrive show. We did well last week, but we wanna do weller this week.

Our next show will be our scariest ever, I hope. We’re going to spend the first half of the show talking about the history of the seance. In the second half, we’re actually gonna hold one, live in the studio. Our biggest fan, Nathan, will be videotaping it, so check in again after the show to see the video.

A reminder of the things that might entice you to donate (other than ’cause it’s the right thing to do):

– get a Q Transmissions sticker

– a chance to pick a topic for the show – you pick, Des & I research, find a guest, and give it our all

– a chance to have dinner w/ me & Des – we even pick up the tab

Last week’s winner of a movie w/ us was thrilled. Thrilled, I say! You could feel this thrill – if you give CJSR money.

How to donate: www.cjsr.com, or 780-492-2577, ext. 1.

Do it.

– Heather