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About me.....I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. I just needed to know that I could 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 that had to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I am now a Certified Paranormal Investigator and have my own Paranormal Group. I have been researching the paranormal for over 30 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 unexplainable 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.

9/18/2014

ANNABELLE THE HAUNTED DOLL

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Ok.  It's getting to that time of year where everything is scary!!!  I will be sharing some of my FAVORITE TRUE HAUNTINGS with you over the next month until Halloween.  Some of the hauntings are just sooooo CREEPY it is hard to believe.

Now, have you ever seen a doll that just CREEPS you out!!!  They don't have black eyes or blood running down their mouth but for whatever reason......you think "OHHHHHH THAT DOLL IS CREEPY"!!!  If so, then below is a story I think you can relate to.


The True Story Of Annabelle, The Haunted Doll From THE CONJURING
The actual details of the demonic doll case as seen in the hit film!
The True Story Of Annabelle, The Haunted Doll From THE CONJURING
Annabelle is real.
One of the creepiest parts of the truly scary The Conjuring is the evil possessed doll Annabelle, who makes up the cornerstone of Ed and Lorraine Warren's spooky museum of trophies. Director James Wan redesigned Annabelle for the movie, giving her a much more disturbing appearance, but in real life Annabelle was just your run of the mill Raggedy Ann doll.
Donna got Annabelle from her mother in 1970; mom bought the used doll at a hobby store. Donna was a college student at the time, and living with a roommate named Angie, and at first neither thought the doll was anything special. But over time they noticed Annabelle seemed to move on her own; at first it was really subtle, just changes in position, the kinds of things that could be written off as the doll being jostled. But the movement increased, and within a few weeks it seemed to become fully mobile. The girls would leave the apartment with Annabelle on Donna's bed and return home to find it on the couch.
Their friend Lou hated the doll. He thought there was something deeply wrong with it, something evil, but the girls were modern women and didn't believe that sort of thing. There must be an explanation, they reasoned. But soon Annabelle's actions got even weirder - Donna began to find pieces of parchment paper in the house with messages written on it. "Help us," they would say, or "Help Lou." Just to make the whole thing that much creepier nobody in the house had parchment paper. Where the hell was it coming from?
The escalation continued. One night Donna returned home to find Annabelle in her bed, with blood on her hands. The blood - or some sort of red liquid - seemed to be coming from the doll itself. That was enough; Donna finally agreed to bring in a medium. The sensitive sat with the doll and told the girls that long before their apartment complex had been built there had been a field on that property. A seven year old girl named Annabelle Higgins had been found dead in that field. Her spirit remained, and when the doll came into the house the girl latched on to it. She found Donna and Angie to be trustworthy. She just wanted to stay with them. She wanted to be safe with them.
Being sweet, nurturing types - they were both nursing students - Donna and Angie agreed to let Annabelle stay with them. And that's when all hell broke loose.
Lou started having bad dreams, dreams where Annabelle was in his bed, climbing up his leg as he lay frozen, sliding up his chest to his neck and closing her stuffed hands around his throat, choking him out. He would wake up terrified, head pounding like all blood had been cut off to his brain. He was freaking out. He was worried about the girls.
A few days later he and Angie were hanging out, planning a road trip, when they heard someone moving around in Donna's room. They froze - was it a break in? Was there an intruder in the apartment? Lou crept over to the door, listening to rustling within. He threw open the door and everything was as it should be - except Annabelle was off the bed and sitting in a corner. As he approached the doll Lou was consumed with that feeling, a burning on the back of the neck that indicates someone was staring at you and he spun around. Nobody was there. The room was empty. And then sudden pain on his chest. He looked in his shirt and saw a series of raking claw marks, rough ditches in his flesh that burned. He knew Annabelle had done it.
The weird claw marks began healing almost immediately. They were totally gone in two days. They were like no wounds any of them had ever seen before. They knew they needed more help, and they turned to an Episcopalian priest, who in turned called in Ed and Lorraine Warren.

It didn't take the Warrens long to come to their conclusion: there was no ghost in this case. There was an inhuman spirit - a demon - attached to the doll. But they warned that the doll wasn't possessed; demons don't possess things, only people. It was clinging to the doll, manipulating it, in order to give the impression of a haunting. The target was really Donna's soul.
A priest performed an exorcism on the apartment and the Warrens took possession of the doll. They put it in a bag and began the long drive home; Ed agreed to stay off the highways because there was a concern that the demon might fuck with the car, and at 65 miles an hour that would be disastrous. And sure enough, as they drove on the back roads, the engine kept cutting out, the power steering kept failing and even the brakes gave them trouble. Ed opened the bag, sprinkled the doll with holy water and the disturbances stopped... for the moment.
Ed left the doll next to his desk; it began levitating. That happened a couple of times and then it seemed to just quit, finally laying quiet. But in a couple of weeks Annabelle was back to her old tricks; she started appearing in different rooms in the Warren home. Sensing that the doll was ramping back up the Warrens called in a Catholic priest to exorcise Annabelle. The priest didn't take it seriously, telling Annabelle "You're just a doll. You can't hurt anyone!" Big mistake: on his way home the priest's brakes failed, and his car was totaled in a horrible accident. He survived.
Eventually the Warrens built a locked case for Annabelle, and she resides there to this day. The locked case seems to have kept the doll from moving around, but it seems like that whatever terrible entity is attached to it is still there, waiting. Biding its time. Ready for the day when it can again be free.

9/16/2014

THE SILVER QUEEN HOTEL...HAUNTED? THIS PLACE IS AS CREEPY AS THEY COME!

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Silver Queen front lobby






The Silver Queen Hotel in Virginia City, Nevada was built in 1876 and has been noted for many different accounts of paranormal activity. So much in fact that the guests of the hotel, often complain about strange sounds during the night. The Queen has served many different purposes. The wedding chapel was once used as a make-shift morgue, when the ground was too frozen to bury the dead.

There have been MANY reports of paranormal activity from this old but I wanted to share a story James Oberding wrote about.  I have not been to the Silver Queen, but it to is on my list!!!

James wrote that the night he spent in the Silver Queen Hotel was "not at all" restful.  He talked about the couple next to his room having an argument.  The walls are paper thin in this hotel so there is little room for "private conversations" much less to have an argument with your spouse!  He said he rolled over and looked at the clock and it was 2:30am in the morning.

He said the fight was on!  He said something cruel, she snapped back.  He replied, and she started to cry.

"Come on you two," he yelled to the people next door.  "No one wants to hear your fights."
WHAM!  It sounded like he had shoved her against the wall.  She was crying and begging his forgiveness.  That was it!  He was shoving her around and she was begging for forgiveness.  He needed to go to jail and she needed help..........but more help than he could give her.  He jumped up, ready to call the front desk when he thought..."what a minute, this is a small town and those who manned the desk were probably home somewhere sleeping like babies."  "Fine, I'll call the sheriff."  No.  That won't work because there was no phone in his room.  And this was before everyone carried cell phones, so James couldn't call anyone. 

Then the name-calling began; he reeled off every vile name you could think of.   She just kept crying.

"Why don't you just leave him?  James thought to himself.  Anything has to be better than what you're enduring.  He pushed her against the wall again.  She whimpered and promised never to do it again.  What could she have done that warranted this kind of abuse???  Nothing.  He was a cruel monster, and James was going to report him first thing in the morning.

Then there was silence.  Had they kissed and made up?  James glances at the clock again.  By now it was a little past 3;00am, and if the couple next door stayed quiet, he could still get a few hours of sleep.

The next morning, James got up a 7:30am because he wanted to get down stairs and report what went on in the room next to his before the couple checked out.  He found the manager and dutifully shared what he had heard.  She looked at him very confused.  "Your kidding me right?" she asked.

Kidding her!!!!  Why would I kid about a thing like that?  People begin abused is something he would not kid about!!!

The manager said, "there was no one in that room last night".  James finding this very frustrating that the manager wasn't taking him seriously, said "so, what they just sneaked in?"

The manager smiled and said, "well, not exactly".  "What you heard were our ghosts.  A man murdered his girlfriend in that room a long time ago, and....".  She stopped at James expression of disbelief.  "No one could have possibly stayed in that room last night.  Come on, I'll show you".

James followed her up the stairs and she opened the door.  Except for a ladder, a drop cloth, and other painting supplies, the room was empty!  James could NOT BELIEVE what he was seeing!!!! 

The manager just smiled and said, "Come back and stay with us anytime".

Isn't that a cool story!!!  I have had a similar experience like that before and it IS really weird when you hear all the noises in another room and come to find out there is no one in there.  Love to hear about your experiences or even better........if you have stayed in the Silver Queen Hotel!!!!

And just wanted to let ya'll know, my favorite time of year....HALLOWEEN is coming up and I have a BIG SURPRISE for you in October.....so stay tuned.!!!!!!!

9/09/2014

YES!!!!! CLASSES START TONIGHT!!! GHOST HUNTING 101

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If you are interested in learning about the paranormal and how to go about investigating without ALL the fancy equipment....this class is for you!!!

I will be teaching a two night class for the City of Denton starting tonight from 6-8:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  WALK-INS WELCOME!!!

I will teach you how to hunt ghosts, what to do when you find a ghost and how to review you evidence for validation.  I will be presenting real evidence that I have collected over the years as proof of the paranormal.   This is going to be a very interactive class.  I plan on giving you the tools and knowledge you need to conduct a SAFE and hopefully, successful ghost hunt.  And at the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to investigate a REAL HAUNTED LOCATION!!!

COST: $50 Per Person (Both nights included)
             $10 Additional if you plan to attend the Ghost Hunt at the end of the class.

LOCATION:  North Lakes Recreation Center
                        2001 W Windsor Dr.
                        Denton, Tx 76201

TO REGISTER:  Call the City of Denton at 940-349-7275, email Parksnrec@cityofdenton.com
or register on the link provided below.

****  https://online.activenetwork.com/DentonParks/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

Click on-Available for Registration Only
->Activity/Classess
->Becks Ghost Hunter
->Show Classes(Pick the dates you would like to attend)
->Add
-> Then you may have to "create new" account-Very easy, Very short form before payment.


***Please note*** The class says learn how to investigate the Old Alton Bridge but this class is NOT about the Old Alton Bridge.  It is about learning HOW to investigate the paranormal.

Some of the Agenda Topics:

What are ghosts?
Where to find Ghosts.
How to review your evidence.
Basic Equipment.
Researching a haunted location.
What are EVP's?
How to protect yourself.

Join me for two nights of fun and lets explore the paranormal together!!!

If you would like additional information please email me at www.Becksghosthunters@yahoo.com

9/08/2014

UTAH HAUNTED HOUSE-FAMILY FLEES FORMER SUSAN POWELL HOME

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I thought I would share this article with you guys.  It makes you stop and think....hhuuumm "would you want to know if a house you are moving into has a horrible event tied to it"?  Love to hear your thoughts on this...

Utah Haunted House: Family Flees Former Susan Powell Home

Susan Powell, Josh, house
Most have experienced common issues that come with renting a house or apartment. These issues might include a leaky roof, windows stuck shut, crummy appliances, or a loud and obnoxious neighbor. But what about coming to the realization that your new rental pad was once the home of a murderous husband whose wife inexplicably disappeared from the residence before he went on to murder their children and kill himself?
A roach or rodent infestation can at least be dealt with, but the horrors of a shattered family murder can never truly be washed away.
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And judging by some alleged happenings at a home in West Valley City, Utah, just such a set of circumstances is what sent a family fleeing from their new home. Sometimes past horrors can still haunt the house.
Salt Lake City’s KUTV reports that the house in question was once the home of Josh and Susan Powell and their children. In 2009, Susan Powell disappeared from the home, never to be seen again.
The Powell family in happier times.
According to a KOMO news report from 2013, following years of financial and marital problems, the Powell’s relationship had reached such a rocky point that Susan was compelled to write a secret will and testament, as well as make a video of herself to express her concerns.
“I want it documented that there is extreme turmoil in our marriage… If I die, it may not be an accident, even if it looks like one.”
Susan would later disappear from the couple’s home without a trace. Police were actually investigating the disappearance of the whole family when Josh Powell showed up at the house with only the couple’s two young sons. Powell claimed he was simply returning from a winter camping trip, and that Susan had stayed home. Police found this odd, but even stranger was the fact that two fans were found in the house blowing on a wet spot on the carpet and all of Susan’s belongings were there, including purse, cell phone, and car.
The investigation that followed could never pin Susan’s disappearance — or murder — on Josh Powell, though police strongly believe the husband, along with his brother, Michael, were behind the mystery. But any resolution was greatly hampered when Josh took the two boys to Washington, where he killed them and then himself. Brother, Michael, would also go on to commit suicide.
Fast forward to 2014. The empty Powell house was rented by Joanna Aeosana and her family, who have no idea the house was connected to these horrifying events.
According to the New York Daily News, Aesoana experienced several frightening and unexplainable incidents since moving into the Powell house two months ago, causing her to believe the house is haunted. Because of this, she and her family have since fled.
Among the numerous mysterious goings-on, Aeosana says the garage door randomly opens and closes on its own. She also recently observed her 1-year-old son standing in the front yard talking to an empty swing, saying, “Go away, leave me alone!”
“I hear people crying when I’m showering,” Aesoana told KUTV.
But again, no one had told her about the Powells and the bitter reflections of the past that may still lurk in and around the property. It was a neighbor who finally told her what might be behind the strange happenings.
Aeosana says she had no idea of the Powell connection and history of the house, and that strange things began happening as soon as she and her family moved in.
The company that leased her the home is American Homes 4 Rent. While there was not a specific requirement for them to disclose the history of the home, particularly an unsavory one, she hopes they will help her find a new place to live and allow them out of the lease.
“I believe they should have told me,” said Aoesana. “I just don’t want to be in there.”
The house is tied up in a trust while details of the Powell estate continue to be untangled. Because no remains of Susan Powell have ever been found or identified, she cannot be declared dead until she has exhibited “no signs of life” for five years.
In the meantime, Aeosana and her family will be seeking a less mysterious home that doesn’t feature a garage door that opens and closes on its own, or invisible entities on swings that upset the children.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1458270/utah-haunted-house-family-flees-former-josh-and-susan-powell-home/#IFweHYq3Ttx4bHfh.99

9/02/2014

JEFFERSON DAVIS HOSPITAL-HOW CREEPY CAN ONE PLACE BE!

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Above are pictures of the Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston, Tx  that were taken a several years ago.  This landmark was built in 1924 and often referred to as one of the most haunted buildings in America, was built atop a burial ground for confederate soldiers, slaves and city leaders.  The Jefferson Davis  Hospital sits creepily along the Buffalo Bayou near White Oak Dr.  The building was recently renovated and transformed into the Elder Street Artist Lofts.  The hospital is said to have spirits such as nurses, doctors, and patients that still roam its halls.  Many have gone into this place and have had their own personal experiences such as being watched , seeing shadows, and smelling sterilization solutions in certain areas.

An orb going up to one of the floors.
This is where they burned the bodies of the sick.


             This was a creepy building.

This hospital was built upon a site of about 3,000 graves of civil war and yellow fever victims, from when it was a cemetery in the 1800's.  During some excavation work done in the area, approximately 60 "black earth graves" were uncovered.  The common characteristics of these graves were the orientation of graves East to West(the head), and body was wrapped in a shroud and buried without a coffin.  Because the graves were filled with fresh soil of high organic nature they are called "black earth graves".
I went to the Jefferson Davis Hospital a several  years ago, and I have to tell you...IT IS CREEPY!!!!! A friend of mine took me there, but HE was to afraid to get out of the car and come in with me.  So, I put on my "big girl shoes" and went in alone.  The smell, oh man... the smell of sterilization solution was overwhelming!!!!!  To the point I thought I was going to be physically sick.  That really bothered me, because how could that smell be that STRONG back from the 1800's????  It wasn't in just a couple of places, it smelled that way the whole time I was there.
One of the hallways in the Jefferson.  Notice the floor.  In all the
renovation, the floors still look like the original
floors from when it was a hospital.




 
See, the hallways aren't the best.
Trying to be brave....and go upstairs.
 
There are people living here so you have to be respectful of that.  The are signs that say "Residents Only" but.....lets just say....I must not have seen that sign until I had left. lol ssshhhhh  Almost instantly I felt very sad....a couple of times almost to the point of crying.  As I snapped a few pictures in the entry way it was deadly quite.  I walked up and down the hallway taking pictures, and it looks just like you would think it would.....long hallways with doors on both sides just like in a hospital.  You could absolutely feel what it was like a long time ago when it was a hospital...the sadness...the concern.   The residents have the doors decorated in their own styles with bright colors and different decorations, but that didn't matter,  I had the feeling of sadness....GREAT SADNESS!!!  I decided to be really brave and go up stairs.  The were very narrow and creepy.  I have to say that after all my years of going to "haunted places and graveyards" this place really made me uncomfortable. I walked all the way to the top floor on the stairs taking pictures.  I didn't stay long because to be honest I didn't like being alone in there.
 
This place just has the total "Creep factor" if you ask me.  Even seeing it in the daytime, it looks eerie.  And I can't tell you why....and I have not read anything about this.....BUT I get the feeling that even though this was a hospital where people are suppose to be helping people.....I felt like something was just wrong............like I'm not sure that the patients were treated the way they should have been.  Again.....just me.
 
So, if your ever in the Houston area, take a drive by this place, it is at the very end of a creepy little road as well.



 

8/26/2014

WHEN IS ENOUGH....ENOUGH??? THE REAL DANGERS OF GHOST HUNTING!

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As I sit and work on my power point for Ghost Hunting 101 I couldn't help and think about "Ghost Hunting" and the WHOLE story that goes with it!  Is it exciting? You bet!!! Does it heighten your senses? Yes.  Does it keep you wondering and keep you on your toes?  You better know it!!!  Does it keep you WANTING MORE???  Without a doubt!!!  BUT.......as with anything, there are things that usually aren't talked about associated with all the COOL stuff you see on the surface.

There are many hidden dangers that you REALLY need to consider or be aware of if you are going to explore the unknown......the paranormal!!!  You run many risks for yourself, not to mention your FAMILY and FRIENDS. 

Obviously, staying out all night and "burning the candle at both ends" so to speak, can be very stressful, and could cause problems with your relationship....especially if your partner is NOT interested in the paranormal.  It is hard for them to understand sometimes, the fasciation with staying out all night in a haunted graveyard full of dead people or sitting in the dark for HOURS just waiting to see something.  And can you BLAME THEM???  We are a little weird to want to do this. LOL

Some of the dangers we have to be aware of is...possession, someone or something following us home, nightmares, obsession, shadow people, sleeplessness, depression, uneasy feelings and terrifying events suddenly start to happen.   Not to mention listening to stories about past tragedies can sometimes take a toll on one's mind.  Being compelled to dig deeper and deeper into a case while trying to solve a haunting can occupy the mind to a point of obsession.  We have to learn to take breaks....and talk with people from time to time about our cases to clear our minds.

I know this from experience.  I have been so intent on solving a case that I couldn't hardly think about anything else!  I wanted more evidence....more photo's.....more EVP's!!!!  Anything else I could get my hands on to help me prove what I thought was going on at a haunted location.  Sometimes this would get in the way with my relationships, family and friends.  I had to step back and realize HOW much time I was spending with my head in the computer, reading, writing and  having my headsets on listening for that ONE thing I might have over looked.

I have also experienced things following me home.  It is just my daughter and myself, so when physical things started happening in my own home after I had visited a haunted location I really had to take a hard look at things.  Things were happening such as the water coming on full blast by itself downstairs when my daughter was the only one home and she was upstairs.....scaring her to death!  The TV coming on EVERY NIGHT with the volume full blast around 2:30am every night for almost three weeks straight. I would make sure the volume was completely on mute before I went to bed, but STILL the TV would come on full blast and nothing but static on the screen, motion detectors going off without any batteries in them....footsteps when know one was home but me and several other events.  Suddenly it becomes VERY REAL!!! Now, fortunately for me...I took control and took my house back and have not had any other problems in a long time.
This is the actual motion detector.  This is how it
was laying the night it went off.  You can see the sensor
is in the middle of the device facing the ceiling and don't
forget the only way to activate it or turn it on was with the remote,
which was in my bag in my closet.
It was laying face up and just started going off by itself.  And
just seconds before, both my dogs sat up in bed and started
straight up at the celling!!!  They had NEVER done that before.  



















I know a friend of mine that quit ghost hunting because after he investigated a haunted house, suddenly really bad things started happening to him.....he lost his girlfriend, he started drinking and doing drugs, lost his job and started to see shadow figures over his bed at night.  He decided he just couldn't do it anymore so he quit and had his house and himself cleansed.  After that, things started turning around for him.

So, here's the bottom line....this is a fascinating field and can be VERY REWARDING but at the same time.....you must protect yourself and your family from the unknown.  Always do your protection prayer before and after an investigation.  Please just remember.....it's not all glamorous and full of amazing evidence like TV would have you believe. :)  I'm not saying it isn't worth it, all I saying is don't forget what you are really dealing with......THE UNKNOWN!!!
 

8/21/2014

HAUNTED NORTH DALLAS SCHOOL-DOES A LITTLE GIRL THAT DROWNED STILL ROAM THE HALLS LOOKING FOR HELP?

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north dallas high school built 1922 located north dallas formally


Well it's time of year that ALL parents have been waiting on.........SCHOOL STARTS!!!! Yes.  The kids get back in school and Mom and Dad are soooooo happy.......early bedtime again!!!!!!!!

I thought I would write a quick ghost story about a haunted school here in Dallas in honor of the school season.  I have not personally gotten to investigate a school but I would love to!!!!

First, North Dallas, in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, was one of the city's first high schools.  And part of its history involves ghosts.  More than one spirit reportedly roams its hallways after dark-a little girl in a blue dress who drowned in the old school pool over thirty years ago, a solider who died in
one of the wars, and an assortment of other presences who remain unidentified.

Ok...here is an account by Jason Thomas, an assistant baseball coach several years ago....

The head coach and I were in the team's locker room late in the afternoon, preparing for the upcoming season.  It was about three days shy of Christmas, and we were the only two people in the building.
   The lights were off in the rest of the building, and if we ventured into the main building from the locker room, the alarm would be set off, bringing the Dallas police to the school within minutes.  In addition to the alarm system, the locker-room door was secured with a padlock.  Nobody but us was going to get into that room that day.
   We were moving equipment around and discussing plans for the baseball season when the "secure" locker-room door creaked open.  And it was a way-over-the-top creak, the kind you hear in a scary movie.  But no one was there.  For the life of me, I don't know how a padlocked door could've been opened!
   A few minutes after that, the head coach decided we should go out to the parking lot.  His wife was driving up to meet us for dinner, and we figured it would be nice if we were waiting out back when she got there.
   As we passed the shower room, we heard a very faint yet rapid tapping on something metal-a peculiar sound we'd never there before.  Because the sort of stuff fascinates me, I walked into the shower room to investigate.  When I got to the center of the room, I was hit with the worst smell I've ever smelled in my life!  I turned around to discuss it with the head coach, but he was already hastily making his exit.
   Driven out by the terrible stench, I followed the coach outside.  Before long, his wife came and we headed off to dinner.  As we left the school grounds, we saw a blue light shining through the window of the second floor classroom.  We immediately dismissed it as a computer monitor left on by someone before Christmas break rolled around.  At the restaurant, we spent a while laughing off the whole experience and explaining it away before our conversation turned to baseball.
  On our return to the school, we saw something that left us shocked and confused.  The blue light we'd seen earlier at the back of the school had moved!!!  It was now floating in the third-floor stairwell on the buildings west side.  To our knowledge, there was no light bulb, computer, or even an electrical outlet in the third-floor stairwell.  I went back and confirmed this to be the case the next day.  We had a logical explanation for the blue light we'd seen earlier, but there was no way that a computer or anything else could've been plugged in on that third-floor landing.
  Did the blue light have anything to do with the little girl in the blue dress??? I still wonder, even though we'll never know.


So before you send the kids off to school......don't forget to send the sage!!!!!!!! LOL

Anna & Elena Balbusso Illustration for NY Times Book Review 

8/19/2014

HAUNTED HIGHWAYS-SPOOKY HAPPENINGS

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For most of us, driving down a highway is nothing unusual.  And when we get to where we are going....it is pretty much but forgotten about the road we just traveled.  But when darkness comes, the haunted highways brings stories of ghosts, hauntings, and the supernatural.

Whether it is vanishing hitchhikers, street walkers, phantom travelers, or lost souls, you are bound to hear story after story of haunted highways.

I think one of the most common tales is that of the Phantom Hitchhiker.  Phantom travelers are ghosts of  humans, animals, or even a vehicle that appears along a roadway, trail, or at a rest stop.  The haunting is usually associated with a tragedy, an anniversary, a wrongdoing, emotional turmoil, or some other connection with the specific location.

The tale of the phantom hitchhiker-a ghostly figure that enters your vehicle, only to suddenly disappear without warning-is an archetype and the most common of all ghost travelers.

BEWARE:  These could be signs that you may have just encounter a PHANTOM HITCHHIKER!

1.The hitchhiker gives you an address.  Upon arrival, you notice your PASSENGER has disappeared!
2.  Rather than hitchhiking, the ghost meets you at an event....say...dance or maybe an amusement park and ask for a ride.  And before you reach the destination, they are GONE!!!




So, I'm sure you all have heard of the most famous story of all.............. Resurrection Mary.
The story goes that around 1939 the ghost of a young girl with long blond hair and blue eyes, dressed in white, started appearing along Archer Avenue between Willow Springs and Justice, Illinois. She would suddenly materialize in the middle of the road.  Some motorist claim their cars passed right through the girl.  If you were brave enough to stop, she would softly ask to be taken to OH HENRY PARK, where she could be seen dancing throughout the night.   When the dance hall would close she would ask someone at the dance hall for a ride.  Sometimes she would ask to be let out Resurrection Cemetery.  Then she would open the gates and disappear.
Haunted Highways!

Now, NOT all highways are haunted by apparitions of people.......motorist have reported seeing ghostly headlights.....spooky animals....even phantom cars and trucks.  For whatever haunts these dark and lonely highways....we may never be able to prove exactly why they are there.  My guess is, they are staying around for the very same reasons anything else becomes haunted.  Unfinished business...... don't know they are dead....and that to me ....I think is probably the best explanation more than anything else.....they don't know they are dead.  Death happens so suddenly sometimes, that a spirit doesn't know what has happened and stays in the place it knows best or was last at....obviously there are more tragic wrecks with other cars and trucks, people and animals on highways than other locations. This could explain why there are such a "variety"of apparitions seen on one highway.  Just a thought....

Haunted Highway 666
And lets not forget Highway 666 has been hailed as one of the most haunted places in America. It is located in the region that is identified as the “Four Corners”. Many know the “Four Corners” as the States of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico – not the entire states, only certain geographical locations of each state. In the year of 2003, the United State renamed the ominous highway to U.S Route 491. Christians believe that the number that is reflected in three sixes represents what they refer to as the “Number of the Beast”. When this highway was under its assumed evil number identifier, many referred to it as the “Devil’s Highway”. Based on statistics, there were an unusually high number of accidents and fatalities on this road when it was named 666, so many gained the belief that anyone that traveled on this road would immediately be cursed.

If you have EVER experienced a HAUNTED HIGHWAY I would love to hear about it!!!!!!!!!



 

8/12/2014

GHOST HUNTERS APPS FOR IPHONES AND IPAD-REPOST UPDATE

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So, I wasn't going to talk about this because I don't know how much "stock" I put in it.  But in today's world of technology I guess just about anything is possible.  So lets talk Ghost Apps for Iphones and Ipads.

The other day I was just goofing off and found this app for your Iphone.  There are several apps for ghost hunting but I read and read reviews to try and find out which one was the best.  So, the one I found with the most reviews and the best reviews was the Ghost Hunter M2.  It is a little "dorky" because when you first turn it on, it plays cheesy thunder and lightening sounds...but oh well.



I think it cost $ .99  but to me it is way worth the  $.99 in entrainment.  Ok.  Here is my brief encounter with the M2 so far...

The very first day I downloaded it at work. I didn't really know how to use it.  But it looked fun and interesting.  I went home and was just sitting in the living room and decided to turn it on..  So, I turned it on and just put it on the chair and continued just to relax and watch tv.  Nothing was happening...the radar was going around and around but no "blimp" on it at all and no words where showing.  After about 30 mins all the sudden... the radar starts going off and there was a little blue light on the radar.  I thought...huummmm interesting....and then....(because it has sound) it said "Rebecca" and the word "Rebecca" shows up on the screen!!!  NO WAY!!!  Now...... I wish I could say that being a Ghost Hunter that I thought this was way cool....but the truth is...... I thought "What the ???????"  It scared the crap out of me! lol  I know, I know, I am suppose to lie and say it didn't but it DID!!!!

Now, I don't know if everyone knows this but Becky(my name) is short for Rebecca!!! Oh, NOW I have your attention....lol  I didn't really know what to do...so I did the bravest thing I could think of...........I TURNED IT OFF!!!!! How could it know my name??? It couldn't be retrieving names from your phones account because my cell phone is in Becky.  huuummm

But that's not all of it......it gets better...  So, I didn't think anything else about the app and later just went on to bed.  I'm not sure what time it was....but if I were guessing it was about 2 or 3am that morning and I was awaken by my phone going off with that "blimping" sound.  I, of course just waking up from a dead sleep was like.....what is that?????? I picked up my phone and INSTANTLY could see the M2 radar with a red dot on the radar(meaning STRONG presence). Well, I just thought...."oh that darn little app" and turned it off and went back to sleep.  Again, I was already asleep or I would have thought more of it.  Not even realizing that I had turned it off earlier that day.

For those of you who have Iphones, you know that if you have a password on your phone you can not get into your phone or your apps until you physically punch in your password and THEN you have to touch the app you want to open.....

So, the next morning I got to thinking about it, and there just is know way possible I could have picked up my phone and INSTANTLY saw that RADAR.  I would have had to enter my password and THEN go into the app itself!  And when I picked up my phone the radar was already up!!!   I don't really know what to think about this little app but when I went to Galveston to met Britt from Ghost Hunters International almost 

everyone there had this app.  But there where a lot of people that had never been on an investigation before so they could just be downloading anything.

I have included a link below that talks about the app and explains how to use it.  I thought it was good so I wanted to share it with you, so that it would give you a better understanding of what I was looking at and hearing.

I would love to know if anyone else has used or heard of this app.  If you have please tell me about your experience so I won't feel so crazy.

I have used this app in an real investigation and.....well.....some of the "words" were pretty impressive as far as being related to the questions we asked.

Sorry this is sooooo long, but it is hard to write about experiences and try to give you all the details.  I will say that since then, I have just turned it on a time or two and it does through out random words.  But I guess, to me anyway, Rebecca is a pretty WEIRD word to through out there!  What do you think?



Below are a few FUN apps to check out(2014).  These are on my Ipad and I am still playing around with them.  Right now the Ghost Radar apps SEEM to have peaked my interest along with the one that says"
Paranormal".  Not to sure about the Boo Alert....it seems a little cheesy so far.   And the Thermal Camera is pretty cool to.


You guys let me know what you think and if you have found some I need to check out let me know. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fqKppQrGsE

8/06/2014

HAUNTED HOUSE ON CNN

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Just wanted to share this story with you guys about a haunted house in Hanover Pennsylvania.

A home in Hanover, York County will be featured on a national TV show on Saturday. The homeowners say their house is severely haunted, with multiple ghosts and other entities.
Homeowner DeAnna Simpson says they’ve lived in the home for seven years, and put everything they had into buying it. She says she and her husband didn’t find out it was haunted until soon after they moved in.
“We put everything into this house,” says Simpson. “And we do want to move, but we would have to list it at such a price where we could recoup what we put in.”
Simpson has ghostly photos, as well as photos from something that scratches people who come inside. She also has audio recordings of voices, children laughing, and dogs barking that were not in the house.
“Five plus,” she says of the number of ghosts in the house. “I have some here that are protecting me, some women here that are protecting me, but the majority are bad, dark forces, inhuman.”
Simpson says one of the entities in the house is a demon. It appears in a photo as a 7-foot-tall shadow figure. While the TV crew were there, Simpson recorded orbs on her cell phone camera and it caught a clip of a shadowy hand reaching out.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/08/05/dnt-pa-news-crew-visits-haunted-house.wpmt.html