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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.

5/03/2016

WIN ANN: THE HAUNTED DOLL OF A WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM TUBERCULOSIS 13-YEAR OLD GIRL

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I wanted to share a contest with you guys this week about Ann-The Haunted Doll.  If you have EVER wanted to own a HAUNTED DOLL ......this is your chance!!!  You can bet I WILL BE  submitting a story of my own!!!  This is posted on DestinationAmerica.com.  I am not an affiliate with Destination America but I LOVE ALL their GHOST SHOWS!!!   And yes, I realize that by sharing this with you guys, my chances of winning just went WAY DOWN!!!! LOL  And listen, if you find you are the winner of Ann, and she keeps you up at night with her sad crying....I'll be glad to take her off your hands. :)  Good luck everyone.


Meet Ann.

According to paranormal investigators, Ann was a 13-year-old girl treated for tuberculosis at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in the early 1900s, during a time when the idea of a “rest-cure” was in actuality a certain death sentence. One of Ann’s caretakers was a former aide named Lois, who worked at the institution from 1919 to 1935. She was responsible for the children’s welfare, and unsurprisingly, became very attached to her young patients.
Likewise, the patients relied on Lois … so much so that when they succumbed to their illnesses, their spirits followed the woman home, hoping she could continue caring for them. A friend recommended that Lois obtain vessels to house these unfortunate souls.
Thus, Lois’s doll collection was born.
Although Lois has since passed away, she left detailed journals about her dolls, including Ann. Lois claims Ann was terrified of the dark, and that her spirit, who lives on this doll, cries out for help in the middle of the night with a shaky voice. Lois also reported to her daughter that the Ann doll once cried—a single tear ran down her cheek. Her right arm once moved up and down, as if she was waving.
Investigators have reported a severe drop in temperature while in Ann’s presence, and she emits a strange odor—a damp basement smell.
So Ann will be living in our office under constant surveillance for two weeks. In addition to live streaming her 24/7, we will conduct our own tests, bring in experts, and log our observations. At the end of the two weeks, we’ll send Ann along to a new home. (For a chance to own Ann, email us at contest@the-line-up.com and tell us why Ann would like to live with you. See contest rules.)
Check in with our live stream daily, and email us at editor@the-line-up.com with your own haunted doll stories. And if you see her move, let us know!

Here are some of the logs viewers have wrote in about:

OBSERVATION LOG

Pre-Live Cam

We unboxed Ann, who was wrapped tightly in bubble wrap, without incident. (Watch the video.)
Over the next couple days, we worked around Ann, setting up the camera feed in a large storage closet, where she’s currently living. During that time, a few strange things happened.
• Two coworkers, whose desks are against the wall that separates the main office space from Ann’s room, heard a faint whining noise. One person even asked the whole room to be silent because she was positive she heard a child crying. No one else heard this noise.
• Two different coworkers set up an EMF sensor near Ann while they were working in her vicinity. The meter was silent the whole time. Then one of them asked her a direct question: “Hello, Ann. Welcome to our office. Do you like your new home?” Twenty seconds later, the detector’s light started flashing and wouldn’t stop. We haven’t seen it light up since.
• The day after the live feed was finally established, a coworker arrived at the office and noticed the feed had stopped at 8:27 p.m. the previous night. He went into Ann’s room and saw the magnetic power cord that attached to the laptop had been physically disconnected. No one was in the office at that time.

April 27, 2016 – 2:22 p.m. [All time stamps EST]

We just held our first official EMF meter session with Ann (this is the meter we used). We asked her two direct questions, but the meter did not go off. We left it near her in the camera frame. If you see it light up, email us or leave a comment below.

April 27, 2016 – 4:01 p.m.

“There are just so many weird things going on with this video.” That’s a quote from the coworker who uploaded our EMF session to YouTube. He pointed out that the video is in color but said the last two frames went gray with lines through the middle of the screen. When he tried to save the video, it froze and wouldn’t export. He rescrubbed the feed; the gray screen disappeared. The problems continued when he tried to add the video to our YouTube channel – the upload kept stalling and restarting. The video is finally on our channel: Watch it here.

April 27, 2016 – 6:52 p.m.

Viewer Tina Miller writes in to report that she saw the screen flash, depicting a momentary closeup of Ann’s face.

April 28, 2016 – 4:13 a.m.

Viewer Julie Smith writes in to report that she saw Ann move in a big way. According to Smith, the doll moved “right to the camera for a split second.”

April 28, 2016 – 7:03 p.m.

Viewer Jason Hrisanthacopoulos reported seeing flashes of Ann on the left then the right of the screen between 7:03–7:05 p.m. He rewound the footage but couldn’t find those frames again. (Our team tried as well and failed to see them.)

April 28, 2016 – 11:05 p.m.

Viewer Megan Brooks and a friend reported watching the feed between 11:05 p.m.–11:25 p.m., and both saw Ann close her eyes a few different times. They think she tilted her head to the left for a split second.

April 29, 2016 – 12:00 a.m.

We received the first of a series of emails from five different viewers about Ann moving and the EMF meter blinking between 12 a.m.–1:16 a.m. Here are the specifics:
• 12:00 a.m. – From “Silent Yehl”: Ann’s arm twitched and background lights appeared.
• 12:28 a.m. – From Maggie Leal: EMF reader moved at the same time the feed went blurry, then Ann’s head moved. This happened three times in 10 minutes.
• 12:49 a.m. – From Kimberly Bonnell: The EMF light might have turned on.
• 1:12 a.m. – From Edgar Rodriguez: Movements in the background on the right. Over the next two minutes, it looked like the feed went blurry, and a face appeared behind Ann.
• 1:16 a.m. – Anonymous reader: Spotted a “ghost blip.”

April 29, 2016 – 3:00 a.m.

We continue to receive reports about Ann’s face flashing across the screen. Viewer John Thatcher (who was watching in CST) reported seeing close ups of Ann’s face on screen between 3:30 a.m.–4:30 a.m. He saw it happen several times while rewinding through the footage, but he could never replicate the incident at the exact same time stamp. He wrote that it was “as if the tape itself was changing.”
Viewer Logan Peacock already reported seeing a close-up of Ann’s face at 6:28 a.m., but he, also, could not replicate the occurrence.

April 29, 2016 – 2:41 p.m.

We just held an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) session with Ann. This is the digital recorder we used. Before we started the session, we saw the entire screen flicker on the laptop that is streaming Ann. Other than that, the session was uneventful. We are currently listening to the recording and will post the filmed session to YouTube as soon as possible. UPDATE: Watch the video here.
ANN - EVP Session

April 29, 2016 – 4:52 p.m.

We finished analyzing the digital recording, and it didn’t reveal any answers from Ann. Our coworker who worked on the audio has suggested doing another reading with different equipment to cancel out ambient noise. We will try to communicate with Ann again next week.

April 29, 2016 – 6:03 p.m.

Viewer Riley has been watching the clock on our live stream, which he said matches up exactly with his computer clock. At 6:03 p.m., he saw the clock on the live feed read 6:06 p.m. He scrolled back through the feed to see if the clock had skipped ahead, but when he returned to the current time, the clock had readjusted itself to match with his computer clock once again.

April 30, 2016 – 1:10 a.m.

Viewer Timera Cyr spotted “a brief flash of her in the dark area to her right. Almost like a super impose image.”

April 30, 2016 – 1:32 a.m.

Over the course of the last several days, we’ve received many emails about the screen going blurry and refocusing for no apparent reason. We’ve discussed this and think the camera would naturally refocus when there’s a change of light or movement on camera. Viewer Maggie Leal was able to take a screen shot of this occurrence at 1:26 a.m. when no one was in the office. We still don’t know why this is happening.
We also saw in this photo that the battery in the EMF sensor died. When we left the office on Friday evening at 6 p.m., the green light above the orange button in the middle of the sensor was on. (See our screenshot above.) The sensor was powered by one, brand new Duracell 9-volt Duralock battery (like this) and ran for a maximum of 59 hours before dying.
Ann - Blurry Screen

April 30, 2016 – 11:16 a.m.

We received an email from viewer Tessa Ryal who thought she saw Ann move her arm.

April 30, 2016 – 9:08 p.m.

An anonymous viewer was watching Ann between 8:50–9:07 p.m. and thought Ann’s face moved. They thought it could be a trick of light, so they zoomed in on her face and saw her lips moving and her facial expression changed.

May 1, 2016 – 7:37 a.m.

Throughout the day (Sunday), we received many emails about the light in Ann’s room turning pink or red. She’s in the back of a storage room with only one light source on her. There is a carbon monoxide detector on the ceiling to her left with a small red light that is constantly on. There is a fire alarm strobe at the opposite end of the room; a white light flashes when activated. The battery in the EMF sensor at her feet died at some point on Friday night, so it would not have flashed.
Here are the reports we received:
• 7:37 a.m. – From Cassandra Laur:  She watched for 20 minutes before emailing us that the light was continually changing. She said the screen would get darker then flash a few times before returning to normal. This happened several times.
• 8:31 a.m. – From Harley Bison: Between 7:49–7:50 a.m., the viewer saw the light grow darker then return to normal about 4 or 5 times. It happened again about 10 minutes later.
• 9:28 a.m. – From Leah Taylor: Between 9:28–11 a.m., the viewer saw lights flash and the screen turned blurry and refocused continuously. At 10:14 a.m., the entire screen flickered on and off.
• 9:49 a.m. – From Lacey: Starting at 9:37 a.m, she noticed “a light that’s facing Ann, flashing on and off in a very inconsistent pattern.” She thought it stopped around 9:43 p.m. and was about to close the live stream when it started again, although not as frequently as the first time.
• 9:56 a.m. – From Tori Spalding: She reported the screen turned blurry, then lit up a few times and went back to normal.
• 10:29 a.m. – From Logan Peacock: Starting at 10:21 a.m., the light changed back and forth from bright to dark. (See his screenshots below.)
• 12:04 p.m. – From Victoria McKenzie: She watched for 10 minutes and saw a red or pink light flashing on Ann. The flashes varied in length and frequency.
• 1:07 p.m. – From Noel Kepler: Between 12:51–12:55 p.m., the viewer saw an orange light flashing on Ann in a random pattern. At 1:02 p.m., the screen went blurry and the lights flashed again.
• 1:58 p.m. – From Angela Thompson: For several minutes, Angela noticed the light flash from pink to the normal, cooler tone.
• 4:18 p.m. – From Elli Kirby: Between 2:56–3:00 p.m., Elli saw a continuous flash of red and green lights. She looked away for a minute, and when she turned back to the screen, she thought Ann’s head was repositioned.
• 4:32 p.m. – From Anonymous Viewer “Pinky”: At 4:28 p.m. the color of the light switched from white to pink three times within two minutes. It continued to flash for several minutes, while Pinky took screenshots. Pinky also spotted a close up of Ann’s face for a split second between taking the video stills.
• 4:51 p.m. – From Katie Presley: Between 4:46–4:51 p.m., the viewer saw “lots of activity in the lighting. Almost looks like a television flashing.”
• 5:50 p.m. – From Abby Miller: The viewer reported a flashing light making the room brighter.
Ann - Light Change

May 2, 2016 – 2:32 a.m.

We received the last email about the pink or red lights in Ann’s room. Viewer Elisa Rodriguez reported seeing a flash of pinkish light, then the screen blurred. She thought she saw the eyes slowly moving as well.

May 2, 2016 – 12:12 p.m.

We replaced the battery in the EMF sensor. In The Everything Ghost Hunting Book, author Melissa Martin Ellis references Grant Wilson, co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, stating that during paranormal investigations, spirits are known to drain batteries. Usually the batteries that lose power the quickest are nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries (our battery is an alkaline).
After significant research about The Ghost Meter (our EMF sensor), we have not been able to verify how long our battery should last. If anyone reading this log knows, please email us.
Now that we have a new battery in the EMF sensor, there should always be a green light in the middle of the device (see screenshot below). If this green light goes off, please let us know.
ANN: EMF SENSOR

May 3, 2016 – 9:08 a.m.

Our live stream went down last night at 10:50 p.m. We’re working to determine why this happened and get it up again as soon as possible.

May 3, 2016 – 9:29 a.m.

The live stream is back up! Our clock now appears to be a minute a half ahead; we will fix it later today. Please still refer to the time stamp on the clock with your observations until that time.

May 3, 2016 – 10:32 a.m.

We changed the clock to sync up with our computer. It should now be correct, but if you see the time accelerate or slow down, please email us.

May 3, 2016 – 12:19 p.m.

At 9:33 a.m., two people commented below this article about a shadow and blue light that appeared on the live feed. See screenshot below from viewer Edson Otero.
Ann Haunted Doll - Blue Light
At that exact time, our co-worker, who set up the live stream, was working on the laptop in Ann’s room. He told us he was extremely careful not to move the camera, and he did not put anything in front of the camera while in there. We took a picture of the computer set up in Ann’s room, so viewers can see where he would have been standing at that time.
The co-worker – a technical professional and self-professed skeptic – cannot explain this anomaly with the light.
Ann Haunted Doll - Camera Set Up

Watch Ann live here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ev1sUwjo8
 

4/26/2016

ARE PEOPLE STILL FAMOUS WHEN THEY DIE???

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First, I want to say what a BIG LOSS we suffered this week with the death of the music legend Prince.  His music was loved by all ages and even though he sometimes may have been perceived  as a "little strange"... well....wouldn't you if you had to live the lifestyle he had? May you Rest in Peace Prince and may heaven be the most beautiful PURPLE RAIN you have ever seen!

So, with the loss of Prince, how many of you wonder....when people who are famous die, are they STILL famous in the afterlife????

IT'S ELVIS!!! ELVIS!!! Do you think the female spirits in the afterlife got excited that Elvis Presley was coming?  And do you think the guy spirits had their tongues hanging out when they figured out Marilyn Monroe was coming their way???  The probing question is ARE THEY STILL FAMOUS AFTER THEY DIE???  I hate to burst your bubbles...but when a famous person dies....they become just like everyone else!  Just spirits.  It's not like spirits grab one another and say "OMG!!!! Guess who I saw today"? LOL   

Do their spirits linger around the places they loved.....of course!  Just  like other spirits, they haunt a location..... because of some sort of connection.... because they loved it, they are watching over loved ones, or maybe because they left this earth so suddenly they don't even know they are dead, so they do the same things they always done...sing on stage, act in a theater, whatever it was..... they do it because they LOVED IT!. 
 
Now, for us....the living.....sometimes I think because people are soooo desperately wanting to see a celebrity.....even AFTER they die(for us the living).......we still idealize that person.   That is why I think people still gather at the places celebrities lived, where they hung out or where they died.    I don't  think that being a celebrity makes them more or less likely to be seen as a spirit.  I DO THINK that just like with our family and friends we feel very connected to a celebrity because we see them so much on TV, at concerts, etc........they just become a BIG part of our lives and sometimes it is hard for us to get over someone we love dying.  
 
Elvis Presley The King of Rock n' Roll still haunts his former mansion, Graceland, as well as the Heartbreak Hotelacross the street from it in Memphis, Tennessee. Sightings of the late singer have also been seen by stagehands at the Las Vegas Hilton.
A recording studio in Nashville. Below are pictures I took at Elvis's birth place (little house with swing) and the little church that he said played such an instrumental part in his music career. The rest are the inside of the house where Elvis grew up.   Thought you guys might like to see the inside.  I did not see Elvis, nor did I even catch an orb in either of these locations, BUT I can tell you.... being here you could just FEEL his  presence and that alone was enough for me.  If you ever get the chance to go to Tupelo Mississippi don't pass this bye.
 
The King of rock n’ roll is one busy spirit! Presley is known to haunt Graceland as well as appearing to stagehands in his famous white sequined getup at the Vegas Hilton, where he used to hold frequent performances back in the 1970s. Elvis has also made a ghostly appearance at the old RCA recording studios from the 1950s, which is the site where he recorded his first hit ‘Heartbreak Hotel.’ Even though it’s not a recording studio anymore, the building is still used as a TV studio for music-related productions. Many workers have reported strange occurrences anytime someone brings up Elvis, such as unexplained noises on the sound system and the lights going out.


Marilyn Monroe the blonde starlet is known to haunt the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and likes to scare the bejeezus out of poor unsuspecting guests by appearing to them in a full-length mirror. This ghost also gets around too: she’s been spotted hanging out by her tomb in the Westside Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. The belief that ghosts like to appear in the place where they passed away seems to be true in her case: Marilyn has also made her ghostly presence known in the very house where she fatally overdosed on sleeping pills in what the coroner would go on to call a “probable suicide.”
William Frawley - Hollywood Star Walk - Los Angeles Times
Lucille Ball one of my all time favorites and the one I ALWAYS have to watch after if I watch a scary movie,  seems to still be at home.   Owners of the house where the ‘I Love Lucy’ stuff passed away at the age of 77 complain that there have been spooky happenings: broken windows, furniture rearranging itself and items that disappear and reappear to be mysteriously found later on in the day. Also, they say that it sounds like there’s a party going on in the attic: loud voices are often heard as if they were talking over loud music.

So, listen...IF I am wrong....and you get to Heaven before me....get Elvis Presley's autograph for me and have it made out to "Becky, the Best Ghost Hunter EVER!!!" LOL

Now, very quickly, off the subject...there are some bad, bad storms predicted for tonight for parts of the US.  Please pay close attention to the changing weather conditions and take cover if needed.  BUT don't forget to take your laptop, or Ipad so you can read my blog while you wait for the storm to pass. LOL
 

4/21/2016

SOMETIMES THE BEST PLACES TO INVESTIGATE ARE THOSE LESS VISITED! EVPS YOU WILL NOT BELEIVE!!!

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Sorry, I am posting a couple days late!  But I wanted to put together this fun little video and I am no "techie" person so I had to overcome my lack of skills in putting together a video.  Man you guys that knock-out video's daily....KUDOS!!!
 
First I want you guys to know that this is one of the "funnest" blogs I have ever done.  As we all know.... being a ghost hunter can sometimes go smoothly and sometimes.......well.... it has it's OWN America's Funniest Video's. I can hardly write this because I can't help but keep laughing!!!  Later you will understand why.  I want to tell you about my recent visit to see my brother Junior and his family (Hi Kesha, Sid and Savanna) who lives in Arkansas.  I had so much fun but................I also got some of the BEST EVPS I have EVER HEARD!!!!!  You just won't believe these EVPS!!!!  I also, realize that some of you won't believe them, and that's ok, but I can PROMISE you....they are AUTHENTIC!!!!  I have listen to millions of EVPS over the last 35 years and it is rare when I come across the kind of evidence that makes me STOP and say........NO WAY.  ABSOUTELY NO WAY!!!!  Ok...sometimes I might even say WHAT THE H*LL but these EVPS were EVEN hard for ME to believe!!!!  Now there are a couple that are a little hard to hear so you may want to turn up your speakers. 


The overgrown Lane Cemetery
My Dad and Butch

OK, here we go.  I talked my brother Junior, a couple of his friends and my Dad into taking me to two old cemeteries.  I want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to my Dad, Butch, Jr. and the one and only........ Rick!! Sorry, got to get the shout outs in. lol    After begging and pleading and pleading and begging (lol) for them to go on a ghost hunt with me they finally agreed!!!  They may have just agreed so I would SHUT UP!!!  Works every time! :)  I will tell you.........Jr was fine with it but HIS FRIENDS.......NOT SO MUCH!!!!!  And I think my Dad only went...........well............just because he loves me!!! LOL  Thanks Dad. :)
 
The cemetery I want to tell you about is called Lane Cemetery.  This cemetery was once the Lane Family Cemetery located on Butch's land. Now it sits all alone and abandon. It is said that there are about 10-15 people buried in this cemetery, who once had field rocks as their stones but one of the land owners threw them away to use the field for planting.  Butch himself has tried to mark some of the graves with stakes.  Butch did say he believed the story that a former land owner did move the rocks used as headstones to plow up the ground for farmland.  He also believes there are more like 20-30 graves, many unmarked.  Let me say that sometimes......the places that are less visited are sometimes the MOST active because....well think about it...... no one wants to be alone!  And for some reason, this cemetery just  makes you feel welcome. Almost like the spirits there CAN'T WAIT to talk with you. :)
 
The cemetery sets up on the side of a hill and unless you know it is there.....you'll drive right by it and never see one of the MOST fascinating cemeteries I have ever visited!!!  Like the old saying "the packaging isn't much to look at, but it what's inside that matters!"
 
It is VERY overgrown with several large trees and a small fence around an area right in the middle.  Along the back, there is a fence with nothing but brush, briers, and tall weeds under a cluster of trees.  And at night........PITCH BLACK!!!! It totally has the CREEP factor going on!!!
We sat up around the little fenced in area.  And what we thought was going to be a very bright night because of the moon, turned out to be extremely dark!  We sat up our equipment and sat up our chairs with our backs to the woods.  We were just starting to get a little correspondence through our parascope and 360.  Both devices light up when a spirit is near and makes it very easy to communicate with spirits.
 
BECAUSE I love you guys...I'm going to let you hear the GREAT parts of an investigation and well......lets just say......the unpredictable parts!!!! Yes...it will be at my expense!! :)
 
 
 

4/12/2016

THE TRUE STORY OF CONDIE CUNNINGHAM THAT BURNED TO DEATH RUNNING DOWN A HALL ON FIRE!!! WHY DOES HER FACE TO THIS DAY APPEAR ON THE DORM ROOM DOOR???

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Back in 1908, it was called the Alabama Girls Industrial school and Condie Cunnigham was one of the student who lived on the 4th floor of The Main Resisdent Hall.

Late one night Condie and her friends were using a burner to make hot chocolate in her room.
This was against the rules, but Condie and her friends were doing it anyways.They were all sitting on Condie's bed in their nightgown.When someone accidentally knocked the burner.

The bed caught fire and so did Condie Cunnighams nightgown.She began to panic and ran down the hallways and started screaming "HELP!,HELP!" Now as many people know running is the worst thing you can ever do when you're on fire you were supposed to drop to the ground and roll but unfortunately Condie didn't know that.

She ran up and down the hallways screaming for help this only fanned the flames.
The flames grew larger and larger, completely consuming her body. her friend could only watch her in horror as condie finally collapsed and was burn't to crisp.

Ever since her death condie cunningham's ghost has been haunting the 4th floor.Student have reported that they hear horrifying scream and a crying voice "HELP ME!,HELP ME!"

Girl On Fire
Late one night a girl who stayed in Condie's old room heared a noise outside her door, when she opened the door she was shocked to see a paranormal figure in flames running down the hallways.Its body flamed and crisped to flames.When the girl came back she saw her bed on fire.The next morning the girl left the university and never returned.

Of all the paranormal event the strangest event of the girl on fire was Condie's door, Right after Condie's death her friend said they saw a image of Condie's burning face appear on the door.The school Administer had the door replaced But Condie's face appeared on the new wood.The Administer changed the door numerous of time but her face came back.


The girls were so freaked out by this, that eventually The Administer removed the door and put it in the storage. 

 The girls refuse to stay in her room even today!!!





Here is the actual grave record of Condie Cunningham.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97453573

 

WOULD YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK IF YOU FIND OUT YOU RENTED A HAUNTED HOUSE?

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4/06/2016

MOTHERS SON HEADSTONE REMOVED BECAUSE OF THE TEDDYBEAR AND STAR ON IT!

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Really? This is what people are concerned with? A teddybear/star headstone???
Posted by Becky Vickers on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

WE ARE ON A FIRST NAME BASES! WHEN YOU MAKE A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH THE SPIRITS

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Your in a dark corner of an abandon house, your team is all set up in different locations.  It is a stormy night so this just creates an extra "unnerving" feeling.  Everyone has all their equipment set up and in place....."LIGHTS OUT" someone yells.  Boom!!!! A clap of thunder rumbles and the walls seem to shake and all that you can now see are the holes in the roof and in the cracks in the walls as lightening lights up the sky outside.  Game on.....

  I can't tell you how many nights I have been in this exact situation.  After many years of investigating I seem to have developed.......what I like to call a "special connection" with our friends and loved ones from the other side...... and even those we don't consider friends just lost souls that we connect with in one way or another.

I can't tell you how many times within the first few minutes of an EVP session when we turn on the Spirit Box  or the Ovilus that all of the sudden I hear my name come through....BECKY..... Now, I wish that I could set here and tell you the first couple times this happened I was BRAVE and it didn't scary me at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well.........I can remember it like it was yesterday.........(picture me sitting... looking up with my finger on the tip of my chin.....and one of those big white bubble things over my head. hhhuuummm It will help set the mood. LOL).........Now flashback......my back was turned against the Spirit Box and I was fidgeting with one of my cameras........as I was doing so...I was asking questions out loud and I asked "was there someone here you would like to talk to?"  Through the static of the Spirit Box but very PLAINLY and very LOUDLY I heard "BECKY"!!!!!!!!!!!!  I stopped IMMEDIATELY.....my mouth dropped wide open....and my eyes were as wide as saucers.....I turned around and said "DID THAT JUST SAY MY NAME???????" as I was pointing toward the Spirit Box.  My head was saying RUNNNNNN BECKY RUNNNNNN .....but my heart even though beating out of my chest, said stay.  I couldn't move.  And yep...you guessed it.......it repeated my name again........BECKY..... This time there was NO mistaking WHO they were wanting to talk to!  It didn't say "Yecky" it didn't say "tacky" it said "BECKY".  Oh crap....that's me!!!  They know my name!!! And that's the way it all began......MY "special connection" with communicating with the spirits when they call you out by your name.

Now, after several times of hearing your name you start to really get used to it.....it's more like "give me minute, I'm busy" instead of RUN FEET RUN!  LOL

By know means, am I saying that I am the ONLY one this happens to, of course I'm not, nor do I claim to be a medium...no nothing like that...just your normal ghost hunting girl.  I think that after a while, spirits learn or seem to...... in someway understand that you are there to communicate with them and in many cases to help.  They get used to your voice and realize that the lines of communication are now open for a little while at least.

So, if you are just starting out as an investigator, don't be surprised if over time, you start to hear your name over and over again.  And not by the same spirit, but different ones at all different locations. Here is my theory.  Whether it is right or wrong, this is my opinion.  It's kinda like......the ice cream truck.  EVERYONE hears that cutesy music from around the corner and everyone comes running.  You don't SEE the truck but you HEAR that cutesy music and you know automatically what that means.  The same way with someone that tries to communicate with the spirits a lot.  Even though you may not see them and they may not see you....The Spirits start to realize that your voice means a direct line of communication.......that your someone who will hear them...........see them........help them.

So, next time you hear your name being called out.....Be BRAVE my friend.....just like me! LOL

 

3/29/2016

5 HAUNTED FIRE STATIONS THAT MAY GET MORE VOLUNTEERS THAN THEY ASKED FOR!

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Hi everyone.  Hope you had a great Easter!  You know, we are always ghost hunting, in haunted houses and cemeteries.  But what about fire stations?  Well, guess ghosts don't always stay in haunted houses and cemeteries, right?  Of course, we all knew this. LOL

1: El Paso, TX Station #9

Haunted Fire Station
Around the Texas boarder city of El Paso, Station #9 is commonly referred to as “The Haunted Fire Station.”  According to the city website, “On February 13, 1934 the old American Furniture Co. warehouse that was located across the street from the fire station nearly burned to the ground. Captain Woodward Bloxom, along with two other firefighters, was caught in a flashover.
He was pulled from the fire and rushed to the hospital but unfortunately he passed away the next day. Since then, firefighters who have worked at station 9 speak of strange things that happen in the station. One of the oddest is that usually right before a big fire in the area occurs, the firefighters are signaled that it is coming. Usually the bay door rolls up on its own or the lights will come on just before the alarm comes in from the dispatch center.”

2: Lexington, KY Station #4

Lexington Haunter Fire Station
In Lexington, Kentucky there is a station that rides with a picture of a skeleton’s head in a fire helmet on the side of their truck believing one of their crew from 1945 still rides with them.
According to a story on the local news channel Lex18, a firefighter named Henry McDonald passed away in his sleep on Christmas Day 1945. Ever since, firefighters say objects are knocked off of shelves, they hear the disembodied sound of boots walking up the cast iron staircase, the engine turns on by itself, and chiefs have even gotten angry calls from locals claiming there was a firefighter standing in the upstairs window who wouldn’t come to the station door when they were knocking while the crew was out.
Apparently the ghost of the fireman even got a promotion as he is now referred to as, “The Captain.”

3: Frankfort, IL Station #3

Frankfort Haunter Fire Station
            A station in Frankfort has gained so much notoriety for being haunted it even landed a spot on A&E’s television show, Paranormal Cops.  For years firefighters have claimed to see a shadowy blue figure walking the hallways of the station and engine bay. While A&E was filming they even captured audio of a voice singing and some of the crew even became sick during their investigation. (Maybe just bad beans cooked by the rookie.)
They believe the ghost is Erwin Yunker, a man who died of a heart attack and owned a farm implement business on the same site of the fire station.

4: Long Beach, CA Station #12

Long Beach Haunted Fire Station
Dubbed the “Ghost House,” Station #12 is supposedly haunted by John Makemson, a retired Long Beach firefighter who spent most of his career at Station #12.  According to the book, “Haunted Long Beach 2” the manifestations of Makemson have ranged from simple pranks to horrifying experience.  One member of the crew told the story that he could not find his jacked for days only to find it neatly folded and covered in dust on the bench in front of the shower he was in. Other stories have been a bit more menacing like the engine rocking back and forth with the doors opening and closing in the middle of the night. Some firefighters even claimed to have woken up to the sound of screaming and were unable to move as if a weight was pushing them down.
Regardless of the Ghost House being haunted or not, Long Beach completed construction on new Station #12 and the crew moved in earlier this year.

5: Milwaukee, WI Engine House 35

Milwaukee Haunted Fire Station
            While you may have thought the first 4 have been creepy, Milwaukee’s Engine House 35 is built on the grounds of a run down mausoleum. According to the Journal Sentinel, “the mausoleum, built in 1912, fell into severe disrepair, and the city was forced to take ownership in 1994.” Over the next three years, nearly 1000 graves had to be exhumed and relocated to another cemetery. With 1000 recently emptied graves surrounding the station, Engine House 35 is not lacking in ghostly encounters.
Phantom footsteps, cold breezes and faucets turning themselves on in the middle of the night are common occurrences.  As reported in the Journal Sentinel, Firefighter Elsa Gomez heard a loud crashing sound from the kitchen. Upon inspection she found two large pans and a popcorn pot on the floor across the room from where they had been situated on the stove. However, Firefighter Mike Lopez has the reigning ghost story when it comes to EH 35 as he sleeps alone in the basement because he snores. One night, as he lay awake, he suddenly felt someone pressing down on him.  Being unable to easily move, he pushed back with all of his strength, his blanket flew off and he was able to get up. The next day he had bruises where he had been pushed down.
 

3/22/2016

THE EASTER SUNDAY MASSACRE-NO PLACE TO HIDE FOR ONE FAMILY

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HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY!!!
 
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.  (Ok...maybe not the dying the finger tip part) 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!!!  But don't forget to come back next Tuesday! :)
From my basket to yours :)
  

3/18/2016

PUPPY DOESN'T KNOW ALL HE HAS TO DO IS STEP OUT OF BOX!

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Thought you guys might like a laugh!  I got the cutest puppy.  I just had to share this because this is the little tube I give him a bath in.  I came in one day and he was in it and I guess he didn't realize all he had to do was "step out of the box".  Anyway, good for a laugh!