Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Greater Western New York Paranormal Society at Cazenovia Library

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The Greater Western New York Paranormal Society is a Regional Paranormal Investigation team based out of Buffalo NY.  They investigate paranormal activity and broadcast the findings on their show, "Behind the Shadows."

CEO and Founder, Daniel Klaes, asked if I wished to witness a paranormal investigation at Cazenovia Library in my neighborhood of South Buffalo, New York. 
I, of course, said yes. 

The entire area on and surrounding Cazenovia Park to Buffum Street is well known for extremely intense spiritual and paranormal activity. On Buffum Street, off of Seneca Street, there lies the original burial ground of Sagoyewatha [Red Jacket] - a Native American Seneca Indian Chief. 

Cazenovia Library [as I will always refer to it] is the only independent library in Buffalo and was closed due to funding cuts, yet remains open as a resource center and library. Thanks to Mickey Kearns and Ronni, who runs it as a volunteer, this library that I have been visiting since a child is open regardless of the cuts. 
Daniel Klaes decided to come to Caz Library due to two things: The various stories he heard related to paranormal activity around the area, as well as the library itself, and to support Ronni and her endeavors in keeping this library open. 

Having never been a part of an investigation such as this, it was extremely interesting, eerie, and exciting to see the team at work setting up equipment, testing technology, and making sure that what they were recording, experiencing, feeling, hearing, and seeing, was indeed paranormal. They started setting up as early as 5pm and worked well after 11 pm. 

Below is the video edition recorded from the findings at Cazenovia Library on 
"Behind the Shadows" 

Please support Cazenovia Library and the Paranormal Society as they are both not profit and simply do what they do because they enjoy it and are driven to do so. 

Cazenovia Community Resource Center is dedicated to increasing the literacy, education, and overall standard of living for the residents of South Buffalo. Thanks to the efforts of former City of Buffalo Common Councilman Michael P. Kearns, WNY AmeriCorps, and a generous grant from the Margaret L. Wendt foundation, the former Cazenovia Library is a not-for-profit community center located in Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo. Residents have access to library services, hi-speed computers, free wi-fi, fax and copy service, GED and computer classes, meeting room space, and more. 
Open Tuesday - Friday Noon - 5pm -155 Cazenovia St. -Buffalo, NY 14210 -716-821-0564

The Greater Western New York Paranormal Society is a non profit organization that is dedicated to finding scientific evidence of what is currently unexplained phenomenon. We believe that what is referred to as "Paranormal or Supernatural" things will someday be explained through the natural laws of science.

 I shall allow you to decide for yourself, as for me, I was there . . . 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

One Hour With Amreen Naqash : Kashmir

First Published

One Hour With Amreen Naqash : Kashmir | Woman Tribe

                                                           © Majid Pandit

For the first time, Amreen Naqash of Indian Occupied Kashmir, a poet, writer and activist, spoke her work on air through Creative Writing workshops held in Buffalo, New York.

In Chicago, Ruthann Amarteifio, radio host and activist, decided to focus on the outcome of the virtual workshops, that turned global, by speaking to myself and Amreen Naqash.

© Amreen Naqash

The interview below is one direct result of the proper utilization of technology to cross borders, create, produce and connect all of us, together, in a positive fashion:

 Amreen Naqash is currently a student of Pharmacy at The University of Kashmir. She is adamant about advocating her beloved country through writing and poetry. She is young in age, yet sees this world with eyes that have lived a thousand lives. 

In her poem, “My Name Is Kashmir”, her delicate speech nearly causes you to put aside for a moment the constant atrocities that occur in her nation as she welcomes the soul right into her arms through her speech.

You can listen to that poem here:  My Name Is Kashmir 

Amreen’s work can be seen here: Amreen Naqash and she is on twitter at Virtuous Paradise

Amreen Naqash writing
© Amreen Naqash

Kashmir, a northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent is a disputed territory.  It is claimed by India and Pakistan, as well as China.  Kashmir includes Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan administers Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.  China administers Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.  

The Treaty of Amritsar 1846, was in place due to the purchase of Kashmir by Britain from then Sikhs ruler, Ranjit Singh which annexed Kashmir. Gulab Singh became the new rulers, under British Crown until 1947.  

Gulab Singh on behalf of Jammu and Kashmir people signed a treaty with India.  India accepted this treaty from Kashmir until a time when the will of the people could be recognized because Kashmir was disputed territory.

Beautifull view of Jammu & Kashmir | Woman Tribe                               

“Day will come when hope will breathe, emancipated from the oppression, and will soothe the peace in my vale, Kashmir.”

– Amreen Naqash