Welcome to The Forest Dark

Do you think this is one more of these stories “based on true events”?  You might suspect this.  You and me we know this is most of the times part of the marketing campaign for the movie. Thus, in the end the story is not really true and we can relax. I am afraid my case is more complex. The Forest Dark Feature Film project didn’t start as some sort of another genre movie project “based on a true story”. It was pure fiction. But that changed.

Do you know where ideas come from? We invent them. Sure? What would you say if I would say, sometimes stories are remembered. I hear someone say, of course, something from your childhood. Some people write up their own biographies when they think they are writing fiction.

I have to admit that anything with the subject of The Forest Dark Feature Film Project was not related in any way with my personal experience before I become involved with this.

But did you ever remember anything and didn’t know where that thought came from? Maybe from a former life, a dream?

There are much weirder possibilities, possibilities I never imagined. I learned we live in a world which is super natural. Behind the thin veil of our everyday world exists an otherworld. This otherworld isn’t really separated from our realm. There are strong intelligible forces following us and watching over us. Sometimes these forces are shaping our lives and even our projects.

And when we start to question our experiences during our individual journeys we may find that we indeed live in a “forest dark”.

The Cosmic Engine – Video Installment No. 6

The Cosmic Engine is often seen as a model of the world. It is also a term used in relation to astronomical clocks. These clocks existed already in the early Middle Ages and represented the mechanism of the cosmos. Clocks showed hour, calendar, movement of Sun and Moon and the movement of the planets. Early modern time astronomers as Isaak Newton described the mechanics of the solar system and more. The cosmos was seen as a kind of machine. The cosmic engine is the universe or it is something which exists within the universe. It is an engine which creates our reality to a certain extend. We could take this concept much further. And perhaps there isn’t only one engine but many.

Modern science reveals a more complex idea of the cosmos. In any model, there is the idea of a mechanism. But what if we think not of a three-dimensional-world but of higher dimensions?

It is known that from the point of view of an observer in the three-dimensional-world an object which exists in more than the three known dimensions could be seen as different objects or we see only a glimpse of what the object really is. A pyramid would appear as a square.

So, what if we see only the tip of the iceberg of something, which exists in many dimensions? If we come back to the mechanic of the cosmos the models seem to describe a sort of an engine. They are engines itself like the famous cosmos engine designed by Su Gong and Han Gonglian during the Song Dynasty in China 960-1279. Su Gong’s cosmic engine is both an astronomical observatory and a clock tower. Thus it is a machine and a model of the universe. This model let us think that there is somewhere an engine which creates phenomena of the visible world. Perhaps, it is not a universal machine but countless engines out there, which exist in an extra-dimension.

If we think of the real machine it is perhaps not some sort of mechanic. The real engine could be a world creation machine. It might be not even a soulless machine but it could be consciousness. If this kind of machine exists in higher dimensions and does represent a sophisticated advanced technology it could generate any kind of effect in our world which might appear as a wonder or frightening encounter with the unknown.

Black Holes: Windows To Another Reality?

Sometimes we find the most daring conceptions, which question our idea of reality not in any movie nor in any story. Black holes play an important role in astrophysics and in modern science. They are the most mysterious objects in the universe. Over the years they became even more strange and fascinating when scientific research expanded its knowledge about black holes. Sometimes it seems they are the bridge between imagination and science. Since Stephen Hawking developed his groundbreaking ideas it seems possible that black holes are much more than unusual objects. Their existence is related to the most fundamental questions about reality and perhaps, one day, they explain even mysterious events on Earth.

The biggest mystery which is real

Unlike many supernatural phenomena, almost any scientist agrees that black holes exist. Recently there had been photographs of a black hole too. The event horizon telescope did this 2019 combining the most advanced technologies. There had been discoveries of black holes before. However, scientific proof was more or less indirect. Black holes are supermassive objects and therefore they bend gravity. Black holes are one of the most mindboggling things in the universe and troubled masterminds as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Mind-bending discoveries

Stephen Hawking originally doubted the existence of black holes. Later, he gained the most important insights about black holes we know. The questions he raised have a philosophical dimension. Black holes are super-massive objects with enormous gravitational force. Not even the light can escape a black hole. In the 70ties Hawking discovered that they are not black at all, they emit particles. This should make them finally disappear.

The biggest problem however is what happens to matter and what happens to information, which falls into a black hole. Does the black hole crush information? According to Stephen Hawking this is not possible. This led to the „information paradox“ that has puzzled scientists for decades. The official opinion of scientists is that the universe keeps „a kind of a log of what it contains“ even an object is completely swallowed up in a black hole. However a black hole crushes any information. According to Hawking this is not possible because then it would be able to delete „parts of the past“, which can’t be since the past tells us who we are.

Black Holes may a route to another universe.

Stephen Hawking who died in March 2018 published a ground-breaking study in 2016 in „Physical Review Letters“. Since 2015 he assumed that anything „that falls into a black hole shouldn’t give up hope to coming back out –somewhere“. The original information paradox was solved by the theory that information is stored on the boundary of the black hole. But what happens to things that fall into the black hole? Hawking suggested that in a large, rotating black hole anything would reappear somewhere else, perhaps in a parallel dimension – a large rotating black hole might have a passage to another universe.

Window To Other Dimension

New research suggests even more mind-boggling possibilities. Science is speculating for a long time about miniature black holes which could be created in colliders like the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. In scenarios the creation of bigger black holes may allow the exploration of the geography of extra dimensions.

Steven Giddings, a professor of physics, said: „Black holes are perhaps the most profound and mysterious objects we’ve imagined.

Black Holes And The Supernatural

Black holes inspire the imagination. However, even miniature black holes might appear when cosmic rays hit the atmosphere it is very unlikely that there are some hidden black holes somewhere on Earth. Nevertheless, there are mind-bending possibilities with implications about the paranormal. Filmmaker Chris Nolan explored the most breathtaking ideas in his epic Sci-Fi masterpiece „Interstellar“. Astronauts not only use a black hole for interstellar travel but Matthew McConaughey as astronaut Cooper explores the 5th dimension and travels into the past. There he can create paranormal phenomena.

„Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist, who explored the science behind the ending of Interstellar, concluded that it is theoretically possible to interact with the past, and that „we don’t really know what’s in a black hole, so take it and run with it“ (https://www.salon.com/control/2014/11/19/neil_degrasse_tyson_explain_the_science_behind_the_ending_of_interstellar/).

There are still many open questions about the nature of black holes. Like dimensional rifts they might be our connection to the otherworld. The most intriguing fact is it’s all real. That also opens up a new quality about phenomena, which we don’t understand and we formerly doubt to exist.

Could somebody somewhere in spacetime, perhaps in a parallel universe, use a black hole to conduct some influence on Earth? Ufo’s are said also to be windows to another reality. Perhaps we should consider even the weirdest possibilities.

Black holes are riddles. But they may hold also the answer to our deepest questions.

The House From Another Dimension

Lovecraft’s Witch house, Black Lodge, White Lodge, Cabins in the woods.

In many forest-horror stories, there is a cabin or a house. In normal life, the cabin in the woods is a shelter. In supernatural horror, it can be a trap or a place where horror happens. However, there are much more interesting possibilities. Sometimes it is not exactly clear if the house we see really exists. Or it is a place of weird experiences.

Houses in H. P. Lovecraft’s Short Stories

The cabin in the woods or the lodge is not the same as a haunted house. There are special places which are connected to another dimension. Lovecraft expressed this idea in the best possible way. There are two stories in particular which are among Lovecraft’s best pieces of writing: “Dreams In The Witch House” and “The Strange High House In The Mist”. In both stories, the hero experiences terror and the visions of the other world. There are elder gods, ancient gods and other creatures. But there is much more. It is a connection between our world and another dimension.

There is a very interesting concept of how that connection works. In “Dreams In The Witch House” Gilman, the narrator and hero of the story, think that the dimensions of his attic room are unusual “and seem to conform to a kind of unearthly geometry”. He assumes “that the structure can enable travel from one plane or dimension to another”. There is a certain similarity in “The Strange High House In The Mist”. The House is situated on top of a cliff. Then it is not clear how you can get to the house. The entrance seems to be on the seaside. The location of the Strange High House makes it very obvious that it is a border house. Of course, in a tale of H.P. Lovecraft, this is not only a border between the land and the sea. It is a border between the normal world and the realm of the other world.

Transition Zones

These type of houses are transition zones. It is like the zone in an airport if you are on an international flight and crossing borders. These transition zones are the place where two worlds overlap.

In the “Witch House” story, the narrator, Gilman, “begins experiencing bizarre dreams in which he seems to float without physical form through an otherworldly space of unearthly geometry and indescribable colors and sounds” (Wikipedia). The more detailed description of these dreams makes the story really extraordinary. It is a horror story. But the horror happens later. The elements Gilman sees sound more like something from the world of quantum mechanics or what happens in particle colliders on the one side. On the other side, it is like the platonic world of ideas: “Among the elements, both organic and inorganic, he perceives shapes that he innately recognizes as entities which appear and disappear instantaneously and at random”. There is more: “Several times, his dreaming-self encounters bizarre clusters of “iridescent, prolately spheroidal bubbles”, as well as a rapidly changing polyhedral-figure, both of which appear sapient” (Wikipedia).

There is one particularly interesting element: “entities which appear and disappear instantaneously”. This sounds very similar like UFO’s and it sounds like particles. In the world of quantum mechanics, we have these spontaneous appearances. It is also what would happen in a 5-dimensional world or in a place where you have two dimensions overlapping. Perhaps there is some sort of bilocation involved here too. Or these kind of “houses” from another dimension are keeping, doublegangers and trapped souls. They maybe look like houses but actually they are some form of container or field. In a way they are “storehouses of images” There is another very prominent example which takes Lovecraft’s ideas even further.

Black Lodge And White Lodge as mythical places.

The most prominent use of a house or cabin as a mystical place of transition is the black lodge and the white lodge in David Lynch’s series Twin Peaks. Agent Cooper is trapped for 25 years in the black lodge. It imprisons souls and it is a place of evil. A very interesting element is that it is an extra-dimensional location and also a portal. It’s not the same but there are conceptual similarities with Lovecraft’s Witch House and The High Strange House In The Mist.

Do these places really exist?

These things not only exist in literature and on TV. Like many elements, we find in fiction there are many stories from hikers or travellers. They claim to have seen houses or even rest stations which they couldn’t find later. It is not possible to find any proof if these stories are real. The distinction between the haunted house tradition and these ideas is the important thing. A haunted house is something which indeed exists in our plane of reality. The “Witch House” or “Houses from another dimension” might be something which looks like a house or a cabin but which is something completely different. As we know from many close UFO encounters “the phenomenon” is able to borrow our images, as researcher Jacques Valleé emphasized in an interview for the movie “Witness of another world”. Thus, these houses from another world could be something more like the Tudor style room which Astronaut Bowman sees in 2001. The cabin might be not a cabin but a complex simulation. The House from another place is an important element in The Forest Dark Story too. It adds to the level of cosmic horror.

Pulled Into Another Dimension


People who coincidentally shift to another dimension or person telling weird stories from experiencing the future or the past. And people who mysteriously vanished. Is it true or is does our mind play sometimes tricks? Nobody can seriously answer that question. Believers can come up with a sheer endless number of reports, incidents, and numberless witnesses. This seems a phenomenon that appeared at all times. Modern stories resemble myths and Old Testament stories. This doesn’t answer the question of what is really behind this phenomenon. However, we can grasp the pattern of these experiences and get a better idea about what it is.

Fantasy fiction describes the phenomenon in an archetypical way

Sometimes it is good to look into the tradition of film and literature. There is one book which is like a blueprint for this phenomenon. This is “The Wizard Of Oz”. Originally children book it also became a musical and a movie. The Wizard of Oz was a tremendous success. The book is a classic everybody knows. The 1939 film was one of the most successful movies ever made. There is a memorable scene in the beginning. A twister occurs and Dorothy is shifted into another reality. When this happens Dorothy sees very strange things, for example, the witch. This set-up is very typical for many fantasy stories since there an alternate reality in most of these stories (Alice in Wonderland etc). However here we have some key elements which are typical also for similar “real experiences”. In the first place, we have severe or strange weather which works as a sort of precursor. Secondly, our normal sense of what’s real or the laws of nature doesn’t have a place here. The heroine is shifted into a more dreamlike form of reality. Dorothy herself is in a sleepy state.

The Wizard Of Oz had a tremendous influence. We find many references in David Lynch’s movies and series. Wild At Heart might be the most prominent example. However also in the new Twin Peaks series, The Return, there are a couple of strong references. We see people vanishing or dragged into another dimension. There is a mysterious vortex which Gordon Cole sees and which later occurs again.

However, the most interesting question about The Wizard Of Oz’ memorable scene is why does it work so perfectly? It is a really weird moment, the girl in the house flying in the middle of a twister and ending up in a different dimension. Perhaps this is because this motive is already well established. A lot of people must be somehow familiar with the idea that you could be dragged into another dimension. Not exactly on a conscious level but on a deeper level, like some inherited memory. It sounds weird, but there must be some sort of preexisting fundamental experience that is alive as long as we are a child and which we forget later. Otherwise, you wouldn’t “buy the story.” It might have been an even more common experience in ancient times. Modern people often have lost that connection to what you call the invisible world. However, this kind of otherworld intrusion then happens in the weirdest fashion.

There is, of course, no true story behind the beginning of The Wizard Of Oz. However, there is a long tradition. We know about abduction stories in medieval times. In these times it was the elves stealing babies or performing abductions. There are also many out of body experiences in ancient scripture. They are often similar to modern-day alien abduction stories.

No real explanation

Many scientists tried to explain weird witness accounts of strange events. Since some people claimed they had been paralyzed during an abduction experience sleep paralysis became a common explanation. When you sleep your muscles are in some sort locked-in mode. Sometimes you wake up to earlier and there is some weird process in the brain. Things coming from dreams are mixed up with reality. However, this is not a sufficient explanation for many many cases. Sometimes the phenomenon is not only experienced by one person. Sometimes a person literally goes missing. Some people are never found. Others are found under weird circumstances in another place. There is no explanation of how they got there. Often they can’t remember what happened. Of course, there will be always some reports which were made up. But there is a sheer mass of extremely convincing stories. There are stunning detailed accounts of shifts into another dimension. One of the most impressive aspects is the credibility of the witnesses. They are mostly honest people overwhelmed by what has happened to them. In many cases, this is a life-changing experience. People who got lost or had an experience like an out of body experience, an abduction experience or found themselves in another dimension are never the same. There had been a very convincing documentary about this from Argentina: “Witness Of Another World”. The movie visits a now aged witness of a close encounter when he was 12 years old. This event had a compelling influence on his whole life. It took him a very long time to cope with what hat happened to him. Even if we don’t have the answer to what is really going on we should treat them with the greatest respect. We do know some things for certain: 1) This phenomenon goes a long way back – the beginning of the fictional Story The Wizard Of Oz is like a model, an archetype for this phenomenon. 2) It happens a lot. 3) There is a pattern or typical elements involved.

Repeating patterns

It is very interesting that these strange things happen in regions where orbs of light occur. In many cases, there is a series of UFO-sightings before other strange events occur.

Weather and uncommon weather patterns seem to play an important role. It is important that these are often weather phenomena which are not possible in the normal sense of how weather works. Sudden rain on a clear day. A thunderstorm out of nowhere. A mist suddenly occurring. Strange weather phenomena and light orbs seem to be precursors of a beginning opening of a portal between dimensions.

Witnesses who experience an episode where they are in another dimension report often similar things. As in a dream they weren’t exactly frightened. The reality they experienced was somehow different but it was not the other world like another planet.

There is often a loss of time. The witness can’t explain what exactly happened during that time

It is often a life-shattering event. People are not the same after such an experience.

Fiction and Facts are coming closer together

It is still surprising to see how stories that were created as fiction seem to become something that also exists in reality. This applies to many Sci-Fi stories. The idea of portals and alternate dimensions is getting more and more present in science. There is now tremendous and excellent research done about missing cases by experts as David Paulides which is also a big hope for people experiencing strange and unexplainable events in their life. They deserve more attention and understanding. There is really something going on out there. It’s really big and it is still beyond our comprehension. But slowly the picture forms. We might stand in the doorstep of a new world view.