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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.



And it starts out like this.....

You had a wonderful weekend out hitting the second-hand stores.  You rummaged through old dolls, dishes, blankets, pictures, clothes until you found JUST THE ITEM you can't live without!  Your face lights up with joy at the thought of owning it!  You know just where you will put it.  An antique clock! You have been looking for something to go just above the chair in your living room and THIS WAS IT!!!!!

You pay your $10 to the store clerk and off you go.  You get home and dust off the clock and place it in its new home....just above your favorite chair in the living room.  AAAAWWWW life is good!

Over the next couple of days.....you start having STRANGE dreams.  Now, you have never really dreamed a lot before......but for some reason you are having the same dream over and over......and it isn't a GOOD DREAM either!  Your dream consist of a strange man strangling a woman and you wake up every night in a cold sweat!  You get where you can't go back to sleep....... so you get up to go get a drink of water and you walk through your living room and glance up at the clock and you notice the time is 3:46am.  You go to the kitchen, fix yourself a nice, cold glass of water and sit for five minutes trying to forget the dream.  You start back to bed, when you notice as you pass by the living room the clock still shows 3:46am.  Huuummm well maybe the batteries were just old.  "I'll replace them in the morning".  And off to bed you go.

The next morning, you replace the batteries and the clock works perfectly.  Again, you wake up during the night because of the same bad reoccurring dream!  You get up and AGAIN, you notice the clock has stopped on 3:46am???  What the heck???? You just replaced the batteries!  This continues night......after night.....over......and over........again!!!  Why is this happening??? Was there a reason the clock kept stopping on 3:46am and you kept having the same bad dream????  Did the clock "witness" something bad that happened at 3:46am????????

This is a classic case of a spirit or residual energy becoming attached to an object.  Listen folks,  IT DOES HAPPEN!!!

Paranormal researchers often talk about "the attachment theory". The attachment theory is that a spirit can have an attachment to an object, person, place or thing.  Whether to the living or the deceased, these objects matter.  They take on a significance that goes beyond just material possession.  The most inconsequential trinket can become a means to connect with the OTHER SIDE!

Most cases of attachment to an object turn out to be nothing more than a residual haunt; that is, it's just the leftover energy of a person that is attached, so it is unable to interact with the living.  But there ARE PLENTY of instances in which it is an intelligent haunt, and therefore, communication or interaction with the spirit is possible.

Attachment isn't limited to JUST objects, either; it's just as likely for a spirit to attach itself to a person.  This can happen either intentionally or by accident.  That is why many (MYSELF included)paranormal investigators do protection prayers before leaving a location.(Anyone that has been reading my blog for a while KNOWS how I feel about that!)

For all the research that has been done on attachment theory in recent years, it's still unclear how or why it occurs.  The best guess, however, is that most spirit attachment happens because their is some sort of EMOTIONAL attachment, whether is it good or bad, to a particular object.

Below are a couple of the most famous objects that have become haunted.  This gives a WHOLE new meaning to that old expression "one man's trash is another man's treasure!"

Robert the Doll
Once owned by painter Eugene Otto, the doll is allegedly cursed. Otto got the doll as a gift in 1906 from a servant who was supposedly skilled in black magic. Neighbors reported seeing the doll moving from window to window. Otto would scream at night and claim the doll turned over furniture. When he died in 1974, the doll fell into the hands of a 10-year-old girl who also screamed at night and claimed that the doll tried to kill her. Robert is now in the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West, Fla., where guests can take a picture with him. A word of warning: you must ask nicely, or Robert will curse you. Was this doll the inspiration for Talky Tina from “The Twilight Zone,” perhaps?
Haunted Wedding Dress
In 1849, a girl from a rich family named Anna Baker fell in love with a low class iron worker. Anna's father, Ellis Baker, refused to let her marry her beloved, banishing the young man from their hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania and dooming his daughter to a life of spinsterhood. Anna was so angry with her father that she never fell in love or married, and remained bitter and angry until her death in 1914.

Before her father sent her true love away, Anna had chosen a beautiful wedding dress that she intended to wear at their wedding. When the wedding did not occur, another wealthy woman from a local family, Elizabeth Dysart, wore the dress instead, gloating the entire time. Years later, the wedding dress was given to an historical society, and eventually the Baker mansion was turned into a museum. The wedding dress was placed in a glass case in what was formerly Anna Baker's bedroom. After her death, visitors claim to see the dress move on its own, especially during full moons. The dress sways from side to side, as if an unseen bride is standing in front of her mirror, admiring herself in the gown.

Investigators who have searched for drafts and other naturally occurring circumstances have come up empty handed. No one can be sure why the dress sometimes moves by itself, though many speculate that the spurned bride, Anna Baker, has reclaimed her dress at last.

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