Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Hinsdale House (The Paranormal)

Oct 21, 2006 I went to a lecture with my wife, Alison and our neighbor's Tom and Carol. It was about explaining the scientific and geological reasons for paranormal and supernatural events at the Hinsdale House. Michael J Rambacker is a Paranormal Investigator & Legend Hunter and was explaining about paranormal and supernatural reasons through scientific and geological studies. After about 60 minutes of stories and events with pictures he decided to take us to a house in Hinsdale were most of the events came from. Stories of past, people passing through car accidents, drowning's and mass killings back in the late 1700’s and Early 1800’s set the mood when we arrived to see the Hinsdale hanging tree and house.

Being very skeptic about this I ended up taking about 165 photo’s from about 5:25pm upon arrival to 7:10pm when we left. There were 20 or more people present and we stayed until dark.

When arriving home, myself and friends downloaded the pictures from the camera to the computer and was extremely surprised to find three photos together that made our hair stand up. Note that when taking these photos I, nor any body else during the visit seen any bright lights of any kind.

These photos are real and unaltered using our Kodak C643 EasyShare Digital Camera.

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100_1431.JPG Taken Oct 21, 2006 at 6:18:46pm – You can see a slight bright light about ¾ the way across the picture from the left. (Very small)

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100_1432.JPG Taken Oct 21, 2006 at 6:18:54pm – You can see a bright light just below the power lines next to the telephone pole.

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100_1433.JPG Taken Oct 21, 2006 at 6:19:00pm – You can see almost the same angle with nothing there.

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Hinsdale-House-Three-Pics.jpg – I combined all three photos, added the time from the photos and while is photo shop used to auto contrast to brighten the photo. Nothing else!!!

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Hinsdale-House-Close-Up.jpg – Here is a blowup of the photo 100_1432.JPG.

It was not raining, the camera was sitting on a small sign in the yard with a two second start timer to prevent moving during picture taking. I moved the camera slightly between shoots to try to get different angles. Nobody out of the 20 visiting seen any sort of bright lights other than telling stories, hearing jokes and skepticism. After viewing this with my own camera knowing nothing was doctored I now believe something, just not sure what and how.

For questions and comments, call me at (716) 474-5700 or email

All material Copyright of Michael Kintner

Directions to the Hinsdale House
Pin A. Exit Route 86 (Exit 27)
Pin B. Sightings of Orbs
Pin C. Hanging Tree (Which I have been told has recently fell over)
Pin D. Hinsdale House

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

SQL Server fails to install

So many times I needed to install the SQL 2000 Server Tools and get the annoying message "A previous program installation created pending file operations on the installation machine. You must restart the computer before running setup." And what's puzzling you did not have a pending installation or maybe you did and it did not clear correctly.

Note that this is a registry fix so BACKUP before you attempt to make this change!

To fix this issue you will need to make a quick change to the registry.

Start run command prompt: Regedit

Go to registry area: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

Find the Key: PendingFileRenameOperations and delete this value.

If you are new to Regedit I would highly suggest that you backup the registry befor eyou perform this operation.

To backup the registry go to the Session Manager area and right-click over the "Session Manager Key" and click save.

More details can be found at Microsoft Support: KB Article 312995