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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.



Underground tunnels buried beneath the streets of Portland, Oregon, are believed to be one of the most haunted locations in America.  Since it's well known that hauntings and history go hand and hand, it's no surprise that these secret passageways and old holding cells would be overflowing with paranormal phenomena.  According to A & E, a world terror lay beneath the streets of Portland from the 1870's to the 1940's.  The term "shanghaied" originated at this time when drunk or unsuspecting men and women fell through trap doors on the street.  A crimmper(someone who abducts for profit) would then seize the victim and haul him or her away.  More often than not, the prisoner was beaten, raped, and sold to the highest bidder.  A special process to break the spirit of strong-willed women was created.  The women were locked in a darkened four-by-four cell.  Their shoes were removed and the floor  of the cell was littered with crushed glass, a deterrent to escape.  Can you imagine what this poor women must have been going through???  Once the women were made ready, they were sold as prostitutes to other countries.  But that's not all!!!  The numerous passageways and rooms in the tunnels were also opium dens, places where clients could escape the scrutinizing eye of the law.
There was NO WAY out for these poor women once they were captured.

It was not only designed to torture women, but big, strong men as well.  The rooms in which the men were held were no different from the women.  The bars on the cells door gave ventilation to the prisoners, but the bars were purposely made very close together and very sharp so that the strong men could not get their hands through the bars and try to escape.  People would become so confused as to  what was happening to their friends or loved ones.  One minute they were standing or walking with them..... then within minutes.....they DISAPPEARED!!!  For the unlucky souls that was entrapped, there was LITTLE if ANY hope they could escape.......a very dark and horrific life (if they lived) lay ahead for them.

But are these tunnels haunted?  Many say yes!!!  Today, these underground dirt channels have become a paranormal enthusiast's place of choice.  Many who have taken the tour have reported feeling of adrenalin coursing through their system, as they have an inexplicable desire to escape something unseen!!!  There have also been reports that a few of the tourist guides have experienced so frightful an ordeal with the otherworldly that they've quit on the spot, refusing to return!  However, if you find yourself intrigues, and plan a visit to this haunted location, do not venue off on your own.  The ghost of the ever vigilant crimmper may claim you as his next victim!
Here is the Ghost Adventures as they investigate the very haunted Shanghai Tunnels.  Please if you have visited the Shanghai Tunnels I would love to hear about it!!!

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