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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.



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So it's vacation time and everyone is trying to think of fun and cool places to go.  And if you live in "my world" you are looking for something HAUNTED!!!!!!!
About 3 or 4 years ago, my boyfriend, Deak and I went to Jamaica.  First, it was extremely HOT and I live in Texas so I am used to hot but here.....I almost died!!!!!!!! lol  I loved Jamaica! The people are very friendly but be prepared to be asked every hour on the hour if you would like to buy some "weed" or "pot".  This made me a little uncomfortable but I guess for some this might be a "good thing".  lol 

I wanted to share our investigation at Rose Hall in Jamaica with you.  Rose Hall is a very haunted mansion that is hidden in the beautiful hills of Jamaica. A VERY EVIL spirit lingers here.  I wanted to share several photo's with you guys because unfortunately, we were told they are no longer are allowing photos inside or outside of the house.  You can't even take pictures of the grounds.  I don't understand that and hope that isn't true.  But that is what the tour guide told us.

I was lucky enough that Deak was able to arrange a Private tour and we were allowed to take pictures during our investigation, but no video.  Because we were on a cruise, we were unable to investigate at night, but we were able to take our time, and hear lots of horrible tales of the "White Witch" Annie and of the paranormal activity reported.  You are sure to feel a cold chill as you walk through this amazing mansion and as you learn the captivating and chilling stories of love, murder and mystery. You’re sure to feel goose bumps as these eerie tales come to life (even in the daylight)of a very, very EVIL lady.
Rose Hall, Jamaica(Man, it's HOT in Jamaica)

Ok....long story short of Annie Palmer.  Annie Palmer married John Rose Palmer in 1820 and lived in the 1770 Mansion that was built by John Rose Palmers Great Grandfather, John Palmer.  Little did John know that his young wife possessed “black magic” powers that would eventually lead to his demise. During her reign as mistress of the plantation, Annie did away with two more husbands and countless lovers. “The White Witch of Rose Hall” has fascinated generations, and even today, there are those who claim to see Annie passing through the Great House.  The Great House at one time sat on 650 acres of land mostly sugarcane fields and houses about 250 slaves.

Annie is also referred to as the "White Witch of Rose Hall" because she had countless affairs with her slaves and practiced "black magic" she learned from the slaves.  Unfortunately for Annie Palmer she took the promised husband of a slave's daughter to bed and killed him. With his daughter grief stricken, the slave who was also verse in black magic engaged and managed to kill Annie Palmer.

I LOVED THIS PLACE!!!! Annie Palmer was a very EVIL woman and what she did to her husbands and slaves is unbelievable!!!  She got great joy out of watching others suffer. This is one woman that horror shows are made up of!

Ok...the first group of pictures are VERY exciting to me!!!  They are photos that we took ourselves and well........you decide.
Underneath the mansion where slaves where
thrown down a 16 foot hole, no windows and just
a small cutout at the top for air. 
This photo was taken just before the one below. 

These holes have now been filled in and are under the bathrooms.
Is this Annie still making sure her salves are suffering?  Or is it a salve
wanting someone to know they are STILL here???

The Sitting Room in Annie's room.
Many say that Annie shows herself
in her favorite mirror. (original photo )
The one below is blown up 
Did we get to see Annie????

Blown up photo that we caught
in Annie's favorite mirror
 in her bedroom. Is that.... Annie????


Deak caught this AWESOME orb on the ground
floor of the mansion where Annie would sit and play the piano.
 The following pictures are just some I wanted to share with you guys so you could see the inside and outside of the house since you can no longer take pics of the house.

The Great House-Rose Hall
I always find a ghost everywhere I go! LOL

View from the Street of Rose Hall

The upstairs
Murdered husband #3 bedroom.
Closer view of the portrait.

Murdered husband #2 bedroom.
Inside of the downstairs
Murdered husband #1 bedroom.
Annie had this special little balcony made
so that she could watch the slaves in the sugarcane
fields.  She would also have slaves brought out in
front of her so that she could watch them being tortured and killed.  As well
as letting all the other slaves watch.
Annie's room.  Said to be done in Red because
she liked to see blood.  Notice the portrait beside her bed.
It is said to have a ghost painted in the background to represent
her murdered husbands.
In Annie's room where she is said to have sex
with her many slave lovers.
Annie's room.

Annie used to hide and lock the knifes every night
in this beautiful piece.  She was afraid the salves would
try to kill her as she slept.


Annie's grave.  Buried on the property beside
the Great House.

A letter that was submitted with the
photo to the right of the mirror with
Annie in it???

Our escort.  She was very knowledgeable
of the history of Rose Hall and paranormal
Photo we were shown that was summited by
a guest.

Annie's tomb has three crosses on it.  The slaves placed three crosses
on it to contain her evil spirit and voodoo ways.  One was left off, in error, and
now it is said that Annie can roam freely in and out.

Another photo a guest took that shows a high
intensity mist.



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Jane Addams’ Hull House was meant to be a place of refuge for new immigrants. Built in 1856 by Charles Hull, it served many new arrivals and grew to a campus of 13 buildings by the mid-1910s. Jane Addams was a very good person and she tried her best to help those adjusting to life in America.

Then, an Italian woman and her husband abandoned their devil baby on her doorstep in 1913.Devil Baby - Hull House - Chicago

In about six weeks, the news got out and hundreds of people would flock to Hull House to see the little monster. Jane always denied the existence of the child and it’s one of the most common apparitions found in Hull House today.

Hull House was haunted before Jane Addams bought it. It was a poor house from 1860 – 1900(?). Many people died on campus, including the wife of Charles Hull. She’s thought to be one of the many spirits still roaming the halls of the main building. Jane often commented on the spirits, but she seem amused, not frightened, by them.

Hull House Today

Hull House Ghosts - Stairwell - Chicago

Hull House is a museum located on the University of Illinois campus at Halsted and Polk. It now has a very strict code for visiting hours, so you won’t be able to openly ghost hunt for ghostly activities. It remains a popular stop on Chicago’s ghost tours.

What kind of ghostly activities can you expect?

Hull House is still very active and witnesses regularly note the following activity:

Devil Baby in upper-left attic window – The little guy looks out on the street below. He’s been reported during the day and night.
Apparition on the stairs – A glowing, somewhat human-sized entity is seen ascending the stairs at night.
Four monks at the top of the stairs – On the second floor, near the Apparition mentioned above, a group of four monks have been seen.
Woman in White – This spirit is the most active of all the ghosts. She is said to drive anyone staying in the room at night. Reportedly, she appears as a semi-transparent, white-light figure near the bed. Some witnesses said it causes poltergeist activity, but this has never been documented in full. Many people have seen her from the street.
Girls playing by fountain – At night, you can hear the sounds of a group of girls playing by the fountain. Sometimes, you can feel a cool gust of wind flow by you as the ghostly girls run around the area. The fountain is located just to the south of Hull House.

Remember, Hull House is a public museum and you can go in by day for a small admission charge. Keep your ghost hunting activity on the downlow and turn your cameras to infrared scanning. You might just catch something.  



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Haunting History of:
Rosalynn Carter's “Haunted House,”Plains , Sumter County, Georgia, United States.
This creaky house on the Old Plains Highway, locally referred to as “The Haunted House” , west of Plains.Old Pains Highway was rented by the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and their three sons from 1956 – 1961. Legendary ghost stories have inspired this location being dubbed as “The Haunted House.”
In 1976, during an interview with the National Enquirer, Rosalynn
Carter shared her family's haunted house stories.
The Carters rented an old Southern house in Plains, Georgia. Although she was not a true believer of ghosts, she recalled several instances of strange goings-on in the house. In fact, her experiences with the house started long before moving in. As a child growing up in town, she would do her best to avoid the house at all cost. But on the occasions when she did pass the empty house, she would often see flashing lights emanating from the attic. Former residents of the home spoke of sleepless nights when blankets were torn from their bodies as they lay in bed. A white dog had been seen on the front porch on several occasions, yet when approached, it would vanish. Another resident reported that one night his body was lifted out of his bed and placed on the floor, only to be placed back in bed again. Legend has it that the activity began after the building had been taken over by Union soldiers. The tortured souls of the soldiers killed during the skirmish are believed to still reside within its walls. She was so distraught by the rumors of haunting, Rosalynn decided to turn the "haunted bedroom" into a sitting area when the Carters moved in. During the years they rented, Rosalynn also reported that her son inadvertently uncovered a hidden room beneath the fireplace with nothing but a lone chair in it. She believed that the Union soldiers hid in this room, and perhaps this contributed to the rumors of the haunting.
But did she have a ghostly encounter herself? Although she never saw a ghost, she does admit to hearing eerie sounds each night that echoed in an empty attic. Sounds that sent chills up her spine.
From The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook: Chilling, True Tales of Hauntings Across America By Editors of Adams Media
Added Mrs. Carter: "It's a house you can fear, but love at the same time, because of its beauty."
(The Examiner [tabloid], May 3, 1983)
Former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter lived with a terrifying ghost years before moving into the White House.
Their once magnificent antebellum home in Plains, Georgia was haunted by the eerie specter of a sobbing woman in a white dress and a mysterious phantom dog.
Built in 1850, the old wood frame plantation-style building was already the legendary haunt of ghosts and fearsome creatures of the night when Jimmy and his wife-to-be, Rosalynn Smith, were growing up in Plains. "When I was a little girl, my best friend was Jimmy's sister Ruth," Rosalynn recalled.
"We had to pass the haunted house to visit each other. We were about 11, and so afraid of the house that we took the long way around."
Amazingly, years later after Rosalynn had married her best friend's brother, the young couple had moved into the scary house.
From 1956 to 1960 they raised their three sons in the spook-filled home.
Almost immediately after they moved in, the mysterious forces lurking in the house reminded the new occupants that they were not alone.
Mrs. Carter said that one night they were startled by the sound of a loud crash coming from the front room.
"We waited a bit, then the whole family trooped in together, thinking a window had fallen shut. But the window was still wide open," she shuddered.
Inez Laster, who worked in the house as a cook during the early 1950s, also learned first hand of the menacing supernatural presences that haunted the scary room.
"Things would happen in that room," she whispered. "I could hear knocking on the door. Then it would open and shut and I'd hear walking. I'd see a woman with a long white dress coming from the cemetery."
"Sometimes I'd hear her walking on the attic stairs," the cook confided.
Mrs. Carter also recalled stories she heard of a tiny, silent, white dog which was said to appear on the front steps. It always suddenly vanished when someone reached down to pat it.
One of the most puzzling mysteries of the brooding old plantation house a small secret space squeezed between the attic and the haunted living room. The Carter boys discovered it one day as they were playing and noticed a loose brick in the hearth. They found that there was just room enough for about three men to hide.
Could it be that the little room holds the solution to the hidden secrets of the mystery phantoms that stalk the old house?
Plains remained a quiet Southern town until Jimmy Carter rose to political prominence in the 1970s.
Originally inhabited by the Muscogee people, by the 1840s three small settlements existed nearby: Plains of Dura, Magnolia Springs, and Lebanon. As railway access expanded into the region in response to increased cotton farming, these settlements coalesced closer to the new railway location.



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On Easter Sunday, we (my family) do what millions of other people do on Easter.  We color the eggs the night before and make a BIG mess in the process....we get dye on our clothes, dye on the table and chairs and yes sometimes we stick the tip of our fingers in the dye to see if we can dye each finger a different color (ok, I know all families don't do that, but hey...what the heck...it's fun!  Not so fun to get off though. lol). Then Easter morning, we go to church, come home and put on our "comfy" clothes,  have a nice lunch and then it's EGG HUNTING TIME!!!!! The adults hide a THOUSAND eggs and the kids grab their baskets just waiting to hear that one little word.....GO!!!!!!!!!

On Easter Monday, March 31, 1975 the Ruppert family was doing just the same thing.  The family gathered together to enjoy a beautiful Easter day.  But this would be an Easter that the entire country would NEVER FORGET!

James Ruppert, then 41, shot 11 members of his family, including his mother, Charity; his brother, Leonard Jr.; his sister-in-law, Alma; and their eight children — Leonard III, 17; Michael, 16; Thomas, 15; Carol, 13; Ann, 12; David, 11; Teresa, 9; and John, 4 — in his mother’s home on 635 Minor Avenue in Lindenwald. Ruppert was convicted of two counts of murder and received a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity for the other nine killings. He was sentenced to 11 life sentences, and is currently in the Allen Correctional Institute in Lima.

James Ruppert's early life was troubled. His mother Charity said that she would have rather had a daughter, and his father Leonard had a violent temper and little affection for his two sons. Leonard died in 1947 when James and his brother Leonard Jr. were 12 and 14, respectively.
Leonard Jr. became the father figure of the family and constantly picked on James during their upbringing. At 16, James was so dissatisfied with his home life that he ran away and attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself with a sheet. He was unsuccessful and returned home.

At the age of 41 James had moved back in with his 65-year-old mother Charity Ruppert in Hamilton, Ohio. Charity was frustrated with her son's inability to hold a steady job and his constant drinking; she threatened to evict him. James also owed his mother and brother money, having lost what little he had in the stock market crash of 1973-4.

On Easter Sunday, the eight children of James' older brother Leonard, were enjoying an Easter egg hunt in the front yard, while the adults were making lunch in the kitchen. At 4:00PM James woke from his hangover, loaded a .357 magnum, two .22 caliber handguns and a rifle. He killed his brother, sister-in-law/ex-girlfriend, and mother. Then he killed his nephew David, and nieces Teresa and Carol in the kitchen. He then went to the living room and killed his niece Ann and four nephews, Leonard, Michael, Thomas and John.

He killed his victims by shooting them with a disabling shot and finishing them off with a shot to the head or through the heart. The whole massacre took 5 minutes. James sat in the house for three hours before calling the police. County prosecutor John Holcomb viewed the crime scene and stated that there was so much blood on the first floor, it was dripping through the floorboards into the basement, which to this day can still be seen on the wood. A total of 35 shots had been fired by Ruppert and all 4 weapons were recovered at the scene.

The night before the murders James went out as he did nearly every night. At the 19th Hole Cocktail Lounge he talked with employee Wanda Bishop, a 28-year-old mother of 5. She would later state that James told her he was frustrated with his mother's demands on him and his impending eviction and that he needed to solve the problem. He left the bar at 11:00 PM that night and later returned. When Bishop asked him if he had solved the problem, he replied "No, not yet." James stayed at the bar until it closed at 2:30 AM.

James reportedly told authorities who arrived on scene: "My mother drove me crazy by always combing my hair, talked to me like I was a baby, and tried to make me into a homosexual". As for motive, it was believed James was looking for an inheritance of $300,000. He would plead insanity, then become "cured" after getting a "Not Guilty" verdict, with all that cash just waiting for him. Unfortunately for James, it didn't turn out that way.

All contents of the home were auctioned off a year later. The first family to live in the house after the murders were unaware of the crime that had taken place. They sold the house after hearing voices and other unexplained noises. Over the years other families have moved in and out.

Even though this weeks post was sad, I hope you can now put it behind you and go and have a wonderful EASTER!!!  



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So, the latest new "toy" in the paranormal world seems to be the new Kinect SLS Cam made by Gotcha Ghost.  You have probably seen this used on Ghost Adventures a lot (maybe not this exact one from Gotcha Ghost but it does the same thing)  It detects a spirit and it shows up on a screen as a "stick figure".


Gotcha Ghost description of this new Cam is "This camera will detect humans and animals in absolute darkness or full light.  It also seems to see bodies when there is nothing there the naked eye can see, spirits?  It works much like the SLS Camera at a fraction of the cost!  You can record video directly to the tablet or to SD Card.  Here's how it works:  It uses an RGB camera with depth sensor infrared light projector with a monochrome CMOS sensor which sees everything not as a flat image, but as dots arranged in a 3D environment.  These 1000's of infrared dots allow the camera to "see" depth and detail like a sonar."

Soooooo, I have wanted one of these for a while but they are fairly expensive.  The one from Gotcha Ghost is $400.  Well, guess what??? I finally broke down and bought one because I just COULDN'T STAND IT ANYMORE!!! I HAD TO HAVE ONE!!!!

I have only had mine a couple of weeks, but me and "the girls" took it out for a test run last Friday.
Ruth Vickers and Tammy Hightower who are part of my team...took it out to one of our favorite old cemeteries.......Skinner Cemetery.  This is an old abandon cemetery dated back in the late 1800's.  We have had TONS of activity at this location.  Now, I wish I could share some of the EVP's we got from Friday's investigation but I just don't have them ready yet and I am still going through our evidence.

Ok... the SLS Cam.  Does it work, doesn't work, what do I really think about this new high tech toy? First, it is really easy to put together and it looks super cool. LOL
It came very well packaged and arrived in about 10 days from the date that I ordered it.  Ok....lets get to if it works or not.

We were set up trying to communicate with a young boy spirit and we did not use the SLS Cam at first.  We were using other equipment and recording as video.  We were getting some activity on the Parascope (see the live feed on FB) and a couple other things so we did not use the SLS right away.

We decided to take the SLS Cam and walk down and around and video some really old tombstones.  We were also doing a FB live so that everyone could see exactly what we were seeing.  We turned on the SLS Cam and it takes it a minute before it starts to detect what's in front of it.  Ruth was standing beside one of the graves, I was filming with the SLS Cam and Tammy was recording for FB Live.  All of the sudden....it started detecting a figure (spirit) sitting ON THE GROUND kinda leaning up against the tombstone itself and like looking down as if it were sad.  The reason I can say that it was "sitting" is because Ruth is standing right beside it and it is obviously much lower to the ground and it does not look at all like Ruth's "stick figure" as she is standing up right beside it.

We start asking for it to stand up and at first it DOES but then it jumps right back to the position it was originally in.....sitting up against the tombstone.

The two tombstones that two figures appeared.
We then ask that it hold Ruth's hand.  You will see that now, it totally stands up and holds Ruth's hand for several seconds.  WAY COOL!!!!!!!!!  Then as we start to scan and show more tombstones, it suddenly detects ANOTHER FIGURE DOING THE EXACT SAME THING!!!!  So now we have TWO figures leaning up against two different tombstones that are side by side!!!!! What the heck?????


So, what do I think about the SLS Cam?  IF it really was detecting spirits and we were able to communicate with them and see them at the same time....then 's it's PRETTY DARN COOL!!!!  We did take the SLS to a different part of the cemetery and got NOTHING which to me just helps prove that it DID actually pick up on something at the other location.

One of my favorite things about the SLS is that it automatically saves the file to the tablet or you can save it to a micro SD Card.  The screen is very clear and the software is pretty easy to use.  

Here are just a couple things I noticed that I think could be improved.  First, to adjust any of the settings  on the screen, it is really hard because they are really small.  And one more thing......there is a "screen capture" software that comes pre-loaded for you.  I really like it because it too seems to be fairly easy to use and I like EASY!!!  The only thing is...that once it starts to "screen capture" a little screen pops up almost in the middle of the screen showing it is recording and I found this to be in the way of being able to see the "whole" screen and what was going on in real-time.  

Can't wait to try it out at other locations.  So stay turned.......the more I use it, the better I can review it for you.  But for now........I LOVE IT!!!!!

This is a cool picture even though it is blurry.  Not sure if the figure to the left is actually a spirit or just one of us passing by.  Dang it!!!!

Lots of trigger objects for the children spirits.

Ruth Vickers and Tammy Hightower during our investigation at Skinner Cemetery.

Here is the video that we recorded during FB Live.  What do ya think???