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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.



So, I am finally back from vacation!!!!  It was GREAT fun but now it's back to reality... LOL  But....the good part about that is that I MISSED YOU GUYS and am so happy to be back.

I wanted to have a really GREAT SCARY story to write about over the Halloween holiday and thought what a better place to find that than in JAMAICA...mon.......sorry....picked up a little Jamaican lingo there...LOL

First, I want to speak to the general belief of ghosts and hauntings in Jamaica. It seems, that everyone on the island has had an encounter, or a good ghost story to tell but in the same breath....if you ask about GHOSTS or hauntings you will find out real quick...they DO NOT want to talk about it...well, in public at least.  It seemed like every time we brought up ghosts to ANYONE they had that "dear in the headlight look".....you know.....the one like....."did you REALLY just ask me that????".

Jamaican's believe in what is known as a Duppy. Duppy is a Jamaican Patois word of West African origin meaning ghost or spirit. Duppies are generally regarded as malevolent spirits and pure EVIL.They are said to come out and haunt people at night mostly, and people from the islands claim to have seen them. The 'Rolling Calf','Three footed horse' or 'Old Higue' are examples of the more malicious spirits.  Duppy folklore originates from West Africa. A duppy can be either the manifestation (in human or animal form) of the soul of a dead person, or a malevolent supernatural being. In Obeah, a person is believed to possess two souls - a good soul and an earthly soul. In death, the good soul goes to heaven to be judged by God, while the earthly spirit remains for three days in the coffin with the body, where it may escape if proper precautions are not taken, and appear as a duppy.

Anyway, we took a tour to the St. Peter's Anglican Church in Falmouth, Jamaica.  The original Church was destroyed by the great earthquake of 1692 in Port Royal. A second Church which was constructed shortly after, was destroyed by fire in 1703. A plaque outside the vestry of St. Peter's Church, records that it was rebuilt between 1725-1726.

St. Peters Anglican Church
Falmouth, Jamaica
Since 1726, the building has undergone much restoration. Its walls are now faced with cement marked to simulate stone blocks, thus hiding the original brick walls of the Church. The original black and white tiles can still be seen in the aisles of the Church.  If you would like to read more on the church click on the link below.


The church is very beautiful but believe it or not the church was built OVER and around a cemetery!  That's right...there are tombstones everywhere!  In front, in back, on the sides, some even appear to be protruding out from underneath the church!

Many of the gravestones in the church cemetery are over 200 years old.  Some graves were decorated with seashells. Apparently this is a custom practiced in places in the world where African slaves were sent. They said the sea had brought them to their new country and the sea would return them to Africa when they died. “The sea brought us- the sea shall take us back.”  But we found current graves with dates as recent as 2011.

Now, is it haunted??? I personally did could not find any information on any hauntings around this church.  But with the history of the land, and many stories of abused slaves and many are buried around the church, I find it hard to believe that there aren't some restless spirits wondering around.
I took tons of pics and didn't even catch an orb!  But then again, it was late in the afternoon, still plenty of daylight and many visitors to the church.  So......I don't know.  This would be a great place to investigate at night when things were quiet.....IF you could get someone to allow you in.

Oh well, it was still an awesome place to visit and would suggest that if you are ever in Falmouth, Jamaica check it out. :)

1 comment:

Ghosts Ghosts said...

Love the article ! Looks like a very interesting place to do some ghost hunting