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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 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.

4/08/2013

Jefferson, Texas-IT REALLY IS HAUNTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jefferson Texas....I never really understood the lure to this little town even though for years I have heard it was haunted.  What can I say now?????  HECK, YES IT'S HAUNTED!!!!!!  First, besides it's obvious charm of time standing still, it is a little town where the hometown people greet visitors like guest a country dinner.  And yes, they are VERY used to people talking about ghosts.  I love it!  This little town has it all....small town charm, Mom and Pop restaurant's, unique little gift shops, local train ride, local bars for an adult beverage....any my FAVORITE part.....it has tons of places to ghost hunt!!!!  This place became very quickly one of my new favorite places to go.

So, here goes my attempt to shorten soooooo many paranormal events down into just a few.

I went with my team, and even some of my family members joined us this trip, not to mention, all the new friends I made in Jefferson, to investigate the Haunted Jefferson Hotel.  What a BLAST it was!!!! Thank you to everyone that was able to make it, you guys are great!  Oh, and my boyfriend, Deak, this was only his second really big ghost hunt and He did awesome at capturing some amazing photos so wish me luck,  I am hoping to get him hooked on Ghost Hunting....LOL

Ok...enough with the "thanks"...back to the story.  Lets start with THE GROVE.  The Grove is a small little house that sits just off the main square in Jefferson.  The house was built back in 1860 and since has had several owners and even an attempted was made at turning it into a restaurant.  It is reported to have several spirits that call this place home.  Ok this is where it gets good....

We signed up for a tour of the Grove.  Now, I don't claim to be a "sensitive" or anything like that, but sometimes, I do FEEL like things are with us or around us and I can honestly say that at the Grove... I felt nothing.  I wanted to...I kept hoping to run into a cold spot, or hear something or even see something, but nothing.  For me, this was just another cute little house.  But according to the current owner, it is filled with paranormal activity.

As we walked through the house, Deak (my boyfriend)was taking pictures for me as I was using a different type of camera and taking pictures myself.  JUST WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT HE CAUGHT!!!  The current owner, Mitchell Whitington, was telling us about a particular corner of the house in the formal living area that seems to have the most activity in the house and is believed to be the spirit of Minervia Fox(Stilley), the wife of the original owner Mr. Frank Stilley.  Mrs. Stilley passed away in 1879, and shortly after, Mr. Stilley sold the place due to some financial struggles and moved away from Jefferson.  I guess Mrs. Stilley decided she would just stay right here in Jefferson.

The pictures below are the original photo taken over in the "most active" part of the house(which Mrs. Stilley is most often seen and felt) and then I have outlined in red, a lady I believe to be Mrs. Stilley herself looking peacefully out the window or maybe it's longingly for Mr. Stilley to return.  What do you think???  See for yourself....


The only painting of Mrs. Stilley


Original


Original blown up just a bit



Mrs. Stilley looking slightly down in a white dress with dark hair.



OK, just wait....that's not even the half of it!!  Take a look a this photo taken by Rhonda Sherman, a really nice lady that I might on our trip that was staying in the same hotel as me, the haunted Jefferson Hotel.  She and her husband, Carl went on the nightly walking tour with us.  Now, normally I wouldn't give my opinion on these kind of tours, but let me say this nicely....save your money and explore the town on your own.  Everyone in the town has a ghost story, so ask. :) 
 
Ok, back to her photo.  As we were finishing up our tour, we passed an open area where the trees where in the back of a lot and it looked to have a creek bed at the very back.  Our tour guide told us that many people believe there is a Portal (a place where the dead and come in and out of the real/now world).  Well, look at Rhonda's photo and you tell me....Yes? No? Maybe?  And before you even ask....no, there was no one smoking around us and no fog... it was a beautiful Texas night.
The first picture is what I believe is a Vortex.  The second picture, is the same time, same place
but nothing.  These photos were taken back to back.  Photos by Rhonda Sherman


Ok....that's all I have time for tonight, but you DON'T want to miss all the other cool pics, EVP'S and video's I am going to be posting.  Trust me, it's worth the wait!  I hope to get it on the next couple of days....but let me tell you.... one of our EVP'S is amazing and clear!  Happy hunting...and good night...I'm pooped!!!

1 comment:

Victor V said...

Bull Dog's Pizza in Jefferson TX has the Best Pizza of All Time!!!! :)