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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.



Whether you are a believer or a skeptic, ghost hunting can be a totally fascinating experience that blends aspects of spiritualism, adventure, and science......not to mention BONE CHILLING experiences....And if you have ever asked yourself, "Does the soul continue after life" well....then you are in company.

A ghost hunter or paranormal investigator (that sounds much more professional....lol) seeks to collect data concerning paranormal activity including research, documents, evidence and the need to sit all night in a haunted location just waiting.........and waiting..........and waiting.......and waiting........

So, I know most people think to be a ghost hunter you have to be BRAVE.  Are you kidding me???  You have to be a lot of things but BRAVE is NOT one of them!!!  We get the pants scared off of us every now and then just like anyone else but the difference between someone that has been in this field for a while and someone who hasn't is that WHEN we get scared we usually don't run away we run to.........we have a STRONG desire to know WHY we are scared and WHAT scared us....

 But on a more serious side, I think first you need to be objective, have patience,  some courage, strength, and TOTAL HONESTY!!!!!  And lets not forget one of the most importance traits.......A PASSION for the unknown!!!!!  Being a ghost hunter and the NEED for answers to "what happens to you when you die and how to communicate with the dead" is what we are all looking for.  The DRIVING force behind MY PASSION for the paranormal is again, after losing my grandfather when I was young I was consumed every minute of the day with the thought "I CAN'T let him go" so there has got to be a way to communicate with him STILL!!!  And from the first book I ever picked up and read on the paranormal I have felt that this is what I was meant to do......research the paranormal.  IT is the reason my grandfather left me so soon......so I could pursue my true passion in life and stay connected to him.  I know it sounds crazy but I know THIS is what HE wants me to do and until my dying day I will continue to do this crazy thing we call ghost hunting because it is MY way of HONORING my grandfather and staying connected with him.  OK.....way to serious.....back to what it takes to be a ghost hunter.

So....do you have what it take to be a ghost hunter?  No....no....I'm NOT talking about a flashlight...camera.....and TONS of batteries....You have to have the ability to suspend your judgment long enough to gauge all of the facts objectively.  A healthy skepticism plays an important part in science, and stimulates research and critical thinking.  Healthy skeptics are open-minded and interested in the evidence and facts.  Also, you have to be prepared to be judged by your colleges and friends as a "crazy person who sits in the dark and talks to dead people".  Don't take this personal.....some people believe in BIG FOOT but not GHOSTS.......and some people that believe in GHOSTS and not BIG FOOT.  And that's ok....we just have to respect each others beliefs.  I can't tell you how many people have told me they don't believe in ghosts....no matter how good the photo, no matter how good the EVP or how much evidence I show them, they STILL say I don't believe in ghosts.  I don't take it personal and think like ...... "I failed at my job if I DIDN'T convince someone to believe in ghosts and they DO exist."  I look at it like......."your loss not mine"...........no NOT REALLY.....I'm just kidding......that's tacky........I NEVER set out to convince someone to BELIEVE in the paranormal, I just hope that by what I have presented to them opens their mind to the POSSIBILITY that there may be more out there than we know.........and I always say..."I think we all go to heaven.......but it just takes SOME OF US a little longer to get there." :)

One last thing......This is NOT a game or fun party activity.  You HAVE to take it seriously and it has to be approached with respect and caution.  You, as the person brought into the situation to resolve scary issues and answer difficult questions, MUST be an absolute rock of stability and confidence.  This field is as uncertain as an earthquake.........it doesn't happen the same time....... every day in the same way so this makes OUR research impossible to be accepted as "Scientifically PROVEN" because  it can't be repeated the same time, the same way over and over and thats what you have to do to prove it scientifically......so this makes us "ground breakers" and "leaders" so lets do it with respect and of course......

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