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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.


Where to find ghosts

Hi everyone.  Thought I would talk about Where to Find Ghosts.  There are so many more places to hunt than just cemeteries and haunted houses.  Lets talk about a few of them.

The Moody Manson, Galveston Tx   I LOVE this place!
Inside the Menard House, Galveston, Tx  I just did an investigation with Ghost Hunters International here.

Homes-Houses may have hauntings due to a tainted past.  Murder, suicide or a tragic event may cause a spirit to remain.  Not all spirits may be pleasant.  Just saying.  The history of the property is also a very important part of understanding the events going on in a home.

Cemeteries- Need I say more???  A place where a bunch of dead people hang out. lol   This certainly offers ghost hunters excellent changes of strange phenomena and spirit photos. And I say that in a respectful way.  The theory is that a cemetery is a place with "portals" or "doorways" where the "dead" can re-enter the "now" world.

Leona Cemetery, Fredricksburg, Tx

Theaters-Theaters are said to be great places to catch a ghost or two.  It is said there is such human emotion inside theaters and that seems to attract spirits.  Plus, usually, there is such great love from the employees and performers that they just can't leave it.  You are sure to hear footsteps, hear voices, laughter and other sounds connected with a show.

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Lincoln Theater, Decatur Ill

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Avon Theater, Decatur Ill

I am going to be investigating the Lincoln Theater and the Avon Theater in Decatur, Ill(above) in a couple of weeks.  I am soooo excited!  Going for the Annual American Ghost Society Conference.  Two days of pure ghost stories, paranormal activity and tons of ghost buddies.  lol  Can't wait!  Man, that does make me sound like a "crazy" person.  I guess I should have a more "normal" hobby like knitting....yeah....I don't think so.  Just not me. lol

Churches-Churches can also retain a wide range of human emotion.  Churches are investigated for many of the same reasons as theaters.  Rather than being a frightening type of ghost, they have comforting and good works types.  Of course, to some a ghost is a ghost!  And they are scary anyway you look at it. lol

First Presbyterian Church of Alton, Ill

I did an overnight investigation here a couple of years ago and it was awesome!  Some of my best pics are from here.

Hotels-  You can usually find, with some research, that a hotel is haunted due to someone dieing in the hotel.  Suicide, murder, rapes, assaults and even mysterious death are sometimes linked to a hotel.  Below are photo's I took at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio.  I stayed  there so that I could do my research paper for my Paranormal Certification. I got an "Excellent" on my paper by the way.  This is BY FAR one of the most haunted places in the US.  I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

Gutson Borlum was the sculpture of Mount Rushmore.  I believe this is the face I captured in the courtyard at the Menger.  The manager of the Menger told me he used to set in the courtyard and work on his plans for Mount Rushmore.

Battlefields and Crime Scenes-Of course you can guess the reason for this...because of the great violence that has taken place.  Sudden loss of life can sometimes cause a spirit to linger behind in confusion. The phrase "spirits has unfinished business" certainly hold true in locations of crime scenes or battlefields.  There are tons of reports of seeing lines of Civil War troops still marching to battle or where they hear the sounds of gunfire, screams and cries from long ago.  I have not done an investigation on a battlefield yet but hope to someday soon.

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I think that is enough about places to find ghosts.  Hope you enjoyed the suggestions.  Happy hunting my friends.

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