Supernatural Magazine

“Ghosts, Humans and Bathroom Politics!” (Hans Holzer)

I’ve had many inquisitors throughout the years ask “How did he (Hans Holzer) converse with ghosts?”

To begin with it took my father a very long time, in his seventies to be precise, until he himself became a Clairaudient, when one can hear words spoken in real-time around them buzzing like a bee in the summer time. He became a real-life Ovilus. Prior to that, conversations were always through the use of validated seasoned trans-mediums who acted like recording devices, your Polaroid cameras and Sony Tape Recorders. He also delved deep into Spirit Photography by utilizing experiments with mediums and developing paper. In investigative sit-downs and walk about sessions, mediums were speaking in the moment dictating if you will; for the spirit, guides or ghost communicating. This leads into another question about giving an example of such said conversation.

In his big black tome, Ghosts by Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers and Hatchette Publishing in Manhattan, there are massive transcripts between himself, the ghosts(s) and the medium so the conversations are recorded from a purported haunting. It is not to say you yourself, cannot record or work with a medium to achieve this research but it is used to help and pass along information and more so learn from the ‘other side’ (another term Hans coined back in the sixties). One inquisitor asked, “Could he do this while he was brushing his teeth or did he need to meditate?” You assume he brushed his teeth?

As you and I are here breathing in the now, is when one can communicate with the other side or a trapped soul which is what a Ghost is. Brushing one’s teeth is no different as walking into a haunted home as they are always around us, just some in more concentrated clumps if you will then other spots globally speaking of course. Now, if it is meant for you to see, hear, smell or feel the dead around you, you will. You have to have a nerve about you to just roll with it and see what happens and do it like an exercise like Yoga for Ghosts. Just because we can’t see them, doesn’t mean they’re not watching us or are present. It is foolish to think it’s just us 24/7. I let go of the bathroom paranoia a long-time ago and said, “Oh well I am not sucking in my gut in the shower anymore! Tough on them they’ll have to look the other way!”

“How are the protocols and political powers in play after death? What does that mean?” Some think when we die that it’s this blissful, perfect running amuck in a meadow of golden flowers and soft breezes scenario. However, as in life, the after-life has layers and their own ‘political’ system where you arrive there at a level and dependent on how you lived your life on earth, can and will dictate where you go in death. This is the theory and based on responses recorded over long periods of time we get a glimpse into the veil.

“Medium in training gals? Was he teaching classes or mentoring?” Ha! This was a loose play on words as Hans was known to have an eye for the ladies half his age as he claimed age was just a number, but how he lived would be telling of longevity and youth sexually. He taught for eight years at New York Institute for Technology and was a real Professor, accent and all. Wearing many hats, still today we put to the test new theories and experiments that will lead to more questions or answers. Either way, keeping an open mind and have a hypothesis to formulate the next steps is key to advancing the field of physical research.

“The word ‘belief’ is a difficult thing for me. I don’t believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. I know a thing, and then I know it - I don’t need to believe it.” ~ Carl Jung

Alexandra Holzer

Alexandra Holzer

Second Generation Ghost Hunter and Writer, Alexandra Holzer, is no stranger to the world of the supernatural, publishing or art. She attended The Fashion Institute of Technology following her mother Artist Countess Catherine Buxhoeveden (related to Catherine the Great), who also attended. She follows in her late famous father’s (Parapsychologist Dr. Hans Holzer) ghostly footsteps (Original Ghost Hunter, NBC’s In Search Of, Amityville Horror, WOR Radio with Joe Franklin.) Hans Holzer was also an Assistant Professor of Parapsychology at the New York Institute of Technology, Research Director of the New York Committee for the Investigation of Paranormal Occurrences, and a member of the College of Psychic Studies in London, as well as a lecturer at leading colleges. Alexandra is co-founder of her global organization, The Hunt with Holzer, in which her research continues into the unknown. For further details about this author, please visit: