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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.



Black Glass Gothic Mirror

From Rose Hall, Jamicia
Mirror...Mirror on the wall....who's the scariest ghost of them all????  What is it that makes us soooo often see apparitions in a mirror?  Beats me??? LOL  See ya next week....   Just kidding....

Connections between ghosts and mirrors or should I say reflections have been used for centuries.  They have been used for divination, magic and repelling evil.  In most recent years they have been used as tools for psychic development to increase clairvoyant ability and gain insight into past lives.

Do they really hold the key to see INTO another realm that we are all are searching to find?  Are they one of the easiest ways for us to SEE spirits and ghosts?

One of the evil things associated with mirrors is the folklore custom to remove all mirrors from sick rooms in case the mirror draws out the soul, and turning of mirrors when there is a death in the house.  According to lore whoever looks into a mirror after a death will also die.  And then there is the folklore, that if you turn off a light and hold a candle up and look in a mirror you can call up an evil spirit.  We have all heard of the Bloody Mary mirror........

#1-This is a photo we took at the
Haunted Hill Manor in Gainesville, Tx
Can you see him......in the mirror???
Not a nice spirit at the Haunted Hill Manor.  Original
photo #1 
Bloody Mary is a folklore legend consisting of a ghost or spirit conjured to reveal the future. She is said to appear in a mirror when her name is called multiple times. The Bloody Mary apparition may be benign or malevolent, depending on historic variations of the legend. The Bloody Mary appearances are mostly "witnessed" in group participation games.  The Bloody Mary apparition allegedly appears as a corpse, a witch or ghost; can be friendly or evil; and is sometimes "seen" covered in blood. The lore surrounding the ritual (if she is summoned properly) states that participants may endure the apparition screaming at them, cursing them, strangling them, stealing their soul, drinking their blood, or scratching their eyes out.  YUCK!!!!!!! What a scary game!!!!! What happened to the good old lets play Old Maid??? LOL

Now, not all uses for mirrors in the paranormal world is used for the bad......some use mirrors to protect against evil, reflecting it away.  For whatever reasons, mirrors can play a big part of the paranormal and an apparition materializing.  Many believe that mirrors are portals....in my words....a particular location where spirits can pass back and forth from the afterlife to the NOW world.  Is it that we can actually see them as they pass back and forth because of the reflection?  Maybe.  But for some reason....not only us....but our ancestors....felt some kind of "connection" with mirrors.

Miss Molly's, Fort Worth, TX
Original photo
I have captured several photos that I feel show the reflection of someone that has passed on.  And I am just going to be honest with you here.....the dark doesn't bother me, creepy sounds don't bother me, even when I look across a dark room and see an apparition.......NOT EVEN that doesn't bother me as much as looking into a mirror on an investigation.  Why?  I can't really explain why but for some reason when I do an investigation and look into mirrors or try to communicate with a spirit using a mirror....I almost always get an uneasy feeling....and have to just tell myself...."Put on your BIG GIRL shoes and do this"!

The Grove, Jefferson, Tx
Is this the spirit longing for his husband to return.


Perhaps the next time you pass a mirror and you get an odd shiver running down your spine, take a good look at the reflection - you never know who or what might be staring back at you!

Miss Molly's, Fort Worth, Tx

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