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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.



It's pitch black, and your not exactly sure where you are, but you know your in the basement of a haunted house.  You were VOTED (ok because know one else would) by your team to "GO FIRST" into this dark and unknown place.  All you have to see with is a small flashlight......but you "suck it up and put your "big girl" panties on"...... and lead your team into the unknown.  As you walk slowly......listening to every sound around you........your heart beating out of your chest...........and lets not forget..... trying to look COOL ........but suddenly you think you see SOMETHING......so you STOP dead in your tracks!!!!! All the SUDDEN it feels as if someone has just TOUCHED THE BACK OF YOUR LEG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You can't help it....brave or no brave.....you SCREAM!!!!!!! Not knowing if it is something EEEEVVVVIIILLLLLL or LORD ONLY KNOWS WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, you've gone and DONE IT........the DOMINO effect takes place.  Everyone behind you (looking for you to be the BRAVE MIGHTY LEADER) suddenly SCREAMS and the CHAOS begins!!!!!! People screaming........dropping any and every piece of equipment known to man......bumping into each other...........losing shoes.....and basically EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF!!!!! Isn't it funny......how when one person screams..............then EVERYONE wants to "GO FIRST"!!!!!!! LOL  Finally, you take a minute because everyone else has left you "in the dust".......you realize that it was ONLY the strap that you forgot to fasten on your backpack that hit your leg!!!!!  MAN what a RELIEF!!!  And now the embarrassment sets in.   HHHUUUMMM do I tell them what happened...... or just go with the old line "something's are better left unsaid???" HHUUUMMMM 

We have all been there......scared but don't want to show it.  There is SUCH an intense concentration when you are ghost hunting.....things are BOUND to go wrong.  The good thing is, for the most part, you can usually have a GOOD LAUGH when they do!!!

You have to have a little fun when you do what we do.  Yes, you have to be serious, but at the same time, have fun.  Now, let me be clear here....I am not encouraging "horse play" or "trying" to scare someone when on an investigation......but hey....like the ol' saying....."if you can't laugh at yourself..........someone ELSE will.......lol........ok..... that's NOT exactly how that saying goes, I just made that up. LOL I think it really goes something like this......"if you can't laugh at yourself....then WHO CAN you laugh at?"

Below is one of my FAVORITE all time funny stories......and you JUST HAD TO BE THERE....to get the full effect of the story......enjoy.......and hey....send me your funny stories.....I would LOVE to know I'm not the ONLY one out there that has been SPOOKED by nothing more than a backpack strap.....:)

Several years ago, a friend and I went to Salem Mass.  This was his first time to "officially" go ghost hunting with me.  Below is a picture of...lets call him Steve.  I can't give you his real name and besides he has know idea that I am going to tell this story.  So  ssshhhh it's our secret.

But as you can see....he is no "wimpy" little guy. Ok back to the story.  So we had gone to Salem one evening and did a walking tour that told us all about the Great Witch Trial in Salem, Mass.  In their story, they told us of the beliefs that once a witch died.... she would return as a "black cat" and could haunt people.  And to this day, many in Salem believe a "black cat" is the spirit of a  decreased WITCH!!!  Well, Steve is listening intensely to every word (as I was) and soon the tour was over.
So, Steve and I decided to go do some investigating on our own.  We went to an "old jail house" that had been abandon for years. (Sorry, I don't know the name, we just ran across it).
 It was in October and it had to be 30 below 0!!!!  Ok...maybe NOT 30 below but it was freezing!!!!!!!  We had rented a car when we found the old jail.  So I asked Steve to get out and go take some pics for me because I couldn't STAND the cold.  Being the "BIG BRAVE MANLY MAN" he is.........he said "sure I'll get out and take some pictures for you".  Again, it is very late into the night and we are all alone at this "Creepy old abandon jailhouse".  I am sitting in the car, just enjoying the heater when all of the sudden......I hear SCREAMING  and I don't mean JUST a little screaming.......BLOOD CURDLING SCREAMING and Steve jumps OVER a bunch of bushes....and comes running back to the car, all flushed and out of breath!!!!He jumped in the car and he can't even speak! His entire body completely trembling!!! I thought something BAD had happened.  I was like "whats wrong.....whats wrong??????"  he said, "OH MY GOD!!!!!! There is a BLACK CAT out there that just walked out of the weeds!!!!!!"  I was thinking soooooooo.........WHAT ELSE?????.. then he said "you know...it MUST BE A WITCH!!! I don't want ANY PART of WITCHES!!!!!!" I laughed so hard I thought I would die!!!!!  He was scared to death!!! His first time out......and WHAT HAPPENS......A WITCH GETS HIM!!!!!!! I'm still laughing as I write this!!!  The thought of this "Big Bad" guy running as fast as he could to get to the car because he THOUGHT a WITCH WAS AFTER HIM!!!  Needless to say, that was his FIRST and LAST time to ever go GHOST HUNTING with me. LOL
But just between me and you.....and don't ever tell Steve....I think he may have "picked up" a little something from there maybe NOT a witch but "someone or something".LOL


Anonymous said...

I love your funny side, but please use spell check.

Becky said...

Sorry, sometimes I am in a hurry and miss some incorrect spellings. I'll try and do better. :)