Boneyards is coming to NYC

The dead clairvoyant was right when he predicted in an EVP session a month ago that I’d be going to Brooklyn. It’s now official: Boneyards will be getting a New York City premiere in February, 2015 at the notorious Morbid Anatomy Museum

Located in Gowanus, Brooklyn

The dead clairvoyant was right when he predicted in an EVP session a month ago that I’d be going to Brooklyn. It’s now official: Boneyards will be getting a New York City premiere in February, 2015 at the deliciously notorious Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Death mask

It’s a perfect venue for this show and I couldn’t be happier.  3 shows only; max seating 20 as always; tix $20. They aren’t onsale yet but you’ll be the first to know.

In the meantime mark your calendars for Fridays 2/20, 2/27 and 3/6 at 8pm and book yourself an Amtrak ticket.

 

Many thanks,

Jeff

Shocking Revelations From the Spirit World

Did a clairvoyant spirit predict my show moving to Brooklyn?

 

An exquisite corpse

Hello
Turning back
Explored enough?
Stanley
Clairvoyant
Hear
Talk
Hear it…with the heart
You’re safe
Our friend
Good book
I won’t hurt you
Asking you
Brooklyn

Free-associate amongst yourselves with those words and phrases as you read on. Let them percolate, let your mind fill in the blanks and make them make sense — make it into a narrative.  Get the idea? One of my favorite elements of the spirit box is that it puts a modern spin on the Surrealists’ old exquisite corpse parlor game.

Unless of course the spirit voices are real. It’s times like this when I hit a wall and become confounded. Let me explain the flabbergasting sequence of events.

1.  In mid-October my family and I squeezed in one last camping trip for the year at our beloved Pine Barrens, home to the Jersey Devil, Ong’s Hat and lots of sasquatch sightings.  Seems like a perfect place for an EVP session and I finally got around to trying it on 10/18/14. My wife and young son were exploring in the woods behind our lean-to and I seized on the moment to turn back, dart around to the far side of the lean-to for a moment of solitude and quiet, and turn on the box and my video camera for a minute and half. Just inside the lean-to was a book I’d brought with me which I was eager to finish: Annie Jacobsen’s bestseller Area 51. It was indeed a good book. The video is below and I’ve already given you the transcript above.  Mind you, I didn’t listen to it right away and forgot it was even on my camera.

2.  Three weeks later in early November an exciting opportunity fell into my lap for a possible New York premiere of Boneyards at a perfect venue in Brooklyn (details to follow as soon as dates are confirmed; I’m still in the midst of firming this up).

3.  Another week goes by, which brings me to this weekend. It’s now been a full month since I recorded the video.  I sit down last night and upload all of my October pix from my camera onto my home computer. Amidst all the Halloween and camping photos, there sits the EVP video. I slow it down, add some noise reduction and give it a good, hard listen as is my usual procedure.  Phrase by phrase I work my way through it, deleting the ones that are too hard to hear or understand. When I hit the word clairvoyant I’m intrigued. Remember that a clairvoyant is someone who can see into the future.  Is it calling me a clairvoyant? Impossible. If I could predict the future, believe me, I’d know it.  I can only guess that it’s calling itself clairvoyant and think little of it.  I move along.  When I get to the last word, Brooklyn, I nearly fall off my chair. Holy cow.

Was this clairvoyant spirit a month ago telling me that I’d soon be exploring the possibility of doing my show in Brooklyn?  If I’d listened to it a month ago would I have even put it together in this same way?  I’m not sure. I keep listening to that last word again and again trying to hear it … with the heart. See what you think, and stay tuned…

[photo via wikipedia]

7/26/14 Boneyards Seance Transcript

Plane crashes are all the rage right now so I wasn’t surprised when the two audience volunteers using the Ouija board got the word PLANE right out of the chute and then the planchette kept pointing to the sun and moon icons on the board’s lower corners (sky symbols). Can you say, subconscious ideomotor impulse?

However, the board then proceeded to spell out apparent gibberish. I stress apparent. Bear with me. A selection of the numbers and phrases it kept spelling out over and over:

DON’T MISS THE NYC PREMIERE OF JEFFREY STANLEY’S BONEYARDS AT BROOKLYN’S MORBID ANATOMY MUSEUM ON 2/27/15! DETAILS HERE.

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Cubana Flight 9646. This Ilyushin 62M CU-T1281 crashed on 9/3/89 and killed all 126 passengers and 45 on the ground.

Did a Cubana Flight 9646 victim speak to my audience through a Ouija board this past Saturday night?

Plane crashes are all the rage right now so I wasn’t surprised when the two audience volunteers using the Ouija board got the word PLANE right out of the chute and then the planchette kept pointing to the sun and moon icons on the board’s lower corners (sky symbols).  Can you say,  subconscious ideomotor impulse?

However, the board then proceeded to spell out apparent gibberish after the word PLANE.  I stress apparent. Bear with me. A selection of the numbers and phrases it kept spelling out over and over:

  1281  

6 TO M (“Could this mean 6 2 M?” an audience member asked.)

1989  

3 1989

MUHA.

I quickly shut down this seeming dud of a seance to wrap up the show and get my audience outta that crypt-like coal cellar and into some fresh air.  The next day I received an email from my die-hard (see how I did that?) fan Joe about Cubana flight 9646:  “I made a small leap in assuming, at least, that ‘6TOM’ might  also be ’62M,’ so  I did a web search and found Continue reading “7/26/14 Boneyards Seance Transcript”