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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.



"POSSESSION" The act of having or taking into control . b: control or occupancy of property without regard to ownership.  The sheer word "Possession" makes us all cringe!!!  When I hear this word I automatically think of EVIL.....An evil spirit that takes total control over a body and comes through for evil purposes.

Unknown to the public long before the 1973 film The Exorcist, possession cases have been around for years and years.  Although there are many recorded instances of benevolent possession, most of the cases that require treatment by an exorcist are of an extremely harmful and alarming nature.  Psychologists sometimes contribute "possession" as claims of  stress, drug use, and merely graphic examples of auto-suggestion or hysteria.  This is when we as ghost hunters must exhibit our expertise.  We must use our knowledge of what we know about the paranormal to determine if a client is TRULY being possessed or possibility has drug use or an illness.

I want to share a TRUE story that a friend of mine experienced.  He took a class of Sunday School boys on an over night trip to experience camping for the first time.  There were about 20 guys anywhere from 16-21 years old.  His son was one of the young men who was attending the overnight campout.  I am going to use names but these are not the REAL names as I want to protect my friend and his son as well as the young man that had the possession experience.
Ok....back to the story.  My friend, John and his son Adam(16) wanted to invite a troubled teen along for the campout.  His name was Sam.  Sam was one of these young men that was a "good kid" just didn't have good parental guidance and made lots of bad choices in life.  He experimented with drugs, stole, got in trouble at school, and just seemed to always be in the wrong places at the wrong time. 
John and Adam thought that they might be able to bring God into this boys life and hopefully help him make some changes to better himself.  Now, because this was a church campout of course, the subject on the bus ride out was about the Bible and God.  John said he noticed that the whole way out to the campsite that Sam would just look out the window and not interact with the rest of the boys or join in the conversation what so ever.
They finally arrived at the campsite and as the boys were getting off the bus to start sitting up camp, Sam stayed on the bus.  John asked Sam didn't he want to get off and help set up camp?  He said Sam turned around and gave him a stare that let John know he just wanted to be LEFT ALONE!
It was very dark and cold outside so the boys built a campfire.  They were all just sitting around talking, laughing and having a really fun time.  John said it had been about 30 or 40 minutes and Sam was still on the bus.  So, he decided he would go talk to Sam and offer his support if Sam wanted to talk.  As he opened the bus door and stepped in, he could see Sam was still just looking out the window, starring at the dark night.  "Sam" he said, as he sat down in the seat beside him, "I want you to know, that I am here for you and God is here for you".  John had bought Sam a small, gold plated cross necklace. As John reached down inside his pocket to retrieve the necklace for Sam, he took Sam's hand and opened it so that his palm was upright and he said "I have something for you, Sam".  All the while, Sam never acknowledging that John was even there.  He just kept his head turned facing the opposite way of John just still starring out the window. When John placed the cross necklace in Sam's hand.......Sam JUMPED UP and through the necklace as hard as he could toward the back of the bus and turned and looked at John.  John jumped up confused by what had just happened.  As he looked at Sam he said "Sam's face WASN'T Sam's"!!!!!  He said his eyes were dark and foam was coming out of his mouth!!!  He(John) had NEVER seen anything like this before in his life and was scared to death!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He couldn't believe what he was seeing!!!!!!!!!!   Sam(or someone inside Sam's body)starred John right in the eyes, inches from his face and said "GO TO HELL"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What happened next, John said he NOR anyone else that was there that night WOULD EVER FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!  Sam jumped out the bus door and got down on all fours like a wild animal.....
foam coming out of his mouth, Sam down on his hands and knees crawled very fast over to the campfire where the other boys were, and started growling very loudly at them like a wild animal and just ran circles around the fire over and over and over!!!!!
John didn't know what to do!!!  He had never experienced or seen anything in his life like THIS before!!!  The other boys started screaming and running in disbelief as to what was going on.
John said Sam just continued to run around and around the campfire growling!  John said finally, he and with the help of a couple older boys where able to jump on Sam and hold him down.  The whole time Sam is screaming in a very DEEP and EVIL voice, kicking, trying to bite the guys, and fighting with an unusual amount of strength for a young 16 old boy.  He just looking at them with those dark eyes that John said WHERE NOT the Sam's he knew.
He and the two other boys started praying over Sam asking God to protect Sam from the EVIL spirit that had possessed his body!!! They started praying and saying Bible quotes over and over until eventually the other boys started coming over and started praying with them.  John said this went on for about 20 minutes then all the sudden...............Sam just STOPPED!!!! His body went limp.  His eyes where closed and his young body just lay limp on the ground.  They could see he was still breathing.  At this point, John said they just didn't know what to expect next.
It was dead silence...............no one was saying a word...............no one was moving............when all the sudden.........Sam opened his eyes.  This time, Sam's eyes looked normal and this time, his eyes showed fear.  He just started crying........and sobbing.................asking "What happened???  What just happened?????"
John and the boys picked Sam up and took him to the bus.  Sam said he didn't remember any of the things the boys told him.  At this point, John was now not only trying to calm down Sam but also about 19 other boys who were all crying as well.
After that night, John told Sam's parents what had happened on the campout.  He said they seemed upset but tried to explain it away that it was probably drugs or something that he took.  John said IT WAS NOT drug related!!!  He had been dealing with troubled teen boys for years and he knew what the effects of drugs could do.  He said this was NOT like that.  Shortly, there after, Sam's family packed up and moved.  So......to this day, John and his son do not know whatever happened to Sam.
This is a VERY frightening story for anyone to hear much less have lived it!!!  I can tell you....it in packed my friend in a very powerful way!!!  Something that he struggles with daily.  Wondering about Sam.....and What took over his body THAT night.  He could hardly repeat this story to me.
Possession is scary!!!  However you look at it.  Whether you have experience it first hand, or had someone tell you about an experience they have had, it is something that can be very dangerous to all the parties involved.
I do not take cases involving possession.  Again, this is an area that I believe you have to have an expert with a very strong spiritual background that is able to help in a way that I cannot.   I DO have a strong background but not with this.  I never want to mislead someone into thinking I can help them with CERTAIN things that is out of my expertise.  I will always tell the client they need a different kind of help than I can offer. 
I would love to hear any experiences you guys may have had with possession and how you handled it. 
Happy early Halloween.........................

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