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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.



Silver Queen front lobby

The Silver Queen Hotel in Virginia City, Nevada was built in 1876 and has been noted for many different accounts of paranormal activity. So much in fact that the guests of the hotel, often complain about strange sounds during the night. The Queen has served many different purposes. The wedding chapel was once used as a make-shift morgue, when the ground was too frozen to bury the dead.

There have been MANY reports of paranormal activity from this old but I wanted to share a story James Oberding wrote about.  I have not been to the Silver Queen, but it to is on my list!!!

James wrote that the night he spent in the Silver Queen Hotel was "not at all" restful.  He talked about the couple next to his room having an argument.  The walls are paper thin in this hotel so there is little room for "private conversations" much less to have an argument with your spouse!  He said he rolled over and looked at the clock and it was 2:30am in the morning.

He said the fight was on!  He said something cruel, she snapped back.  He replied, and she started to cry.

"Come on you two," he yelled to the people next door.  "No one wants to hear your fights."
WHAM!  It sounded like he had shoved her against the wall.  She was crying and begging his forgiveness.  That was it!  He was shoving her around and she was begging for forgiveness.  He needed to go to jail and she needed help..........but more help than he could give her.  He jumped up, ready to call the front desk when he thought..."what a minute, this is a small town and those who manned the desk were probably home somewhere sleeping like babies."  "Fine, I'll call the sheriff."  No.  That won't work because there was no phone in his room.  And this was before everyone carried cell phones, so James couldn't call anyone. 

Then the name-calling began; he reeled off every vile name you could think of.   She just kept crying.

"Why don't you just leave him?  James thought to himself.  Anything has to be better than what you're enduring.  He pushed her against the wall again.  She whimpered and promised never to do it again.  What could she have done that warranted this kind of abuse???  Nothing.  He was a cruel monster, and James was going to report him first thing in the morning.

Then there was silence.  Had they kissed and made up?  James glances at the clock again.  By now it was a little past 3;00am, and if the couple next door stayed quiet, he could still get a few hours of sleep.

The next morning, James got up a 7:30am because he wanted to get down stairs and report what went on in the room next to his before the couple checked out.  He found the manager and dutifully shared what he had heard.  She looked at him very confused.  "Your kidding me right?" she asked.

Kidding her!!!!  Why would I kid about a thing like that?  People begin abused is something he would not kid about!!!

The manager said, "there was no one in that room last night".  James finding this very frustrating that the manager wasn't taking him seriously, said "so, what they just sneaked in?"

The manager smiled and said, "well, not exactly".  "What you heard were our ghosts.  A man murdered his girlfriend in that room a long time ago, and....".  She stopped at James expression of disbelief.  "No one could have possibly stayed in that room last night.  Come on, I'll show you".

James followed her up the stairs and she opened the door.  Except for a ladder, a drop cloth, and other painting supplies, the room was empty!  James could NOT BELIEVE what he was seeing!!!! 

The manager just smiled and said, "Come back and stay with us anytime".

Isn't that a cool story!!!  I have had a similar experience like that before and it IS really weird when you hear all the noises in another room and come to find out there is no one in there.  Love to hear about your experiences or even better........if you have stayed in the Silver Queen Hotel!!!!

And just wanted to let ya'll know, my favorite time of year....HALLOWEEN is coming up and I have a BIG SURPRISE for you in October.....so stay tuned.!!!!!!!

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