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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.



OMG!!!  I am soooo glad to be back with you guys!!!!  These last couple of weeks have been CRAZY busy for me so thank you guys for hanging in there!!!  I have soooo much to tell you.....so I'm not going to waste anymore time and get going...

First, between the Ghost Conference in Alton, the overnight in the VERY HAUNTED MCPIKE MANSION, staying with a friend who has paranormal activity in her apartment, and experiencing a phone app that was crazy.....I am ALMOST(but not yet) "GHOSTED OUT"!!!!!( I just made that word up, so know need to look it up)

I want to start out by telling you about something that happened at the American Ghost Society Conference that just goes to shows......ALWAYS expect the UNEXPECTED when you are a ghost hunter. A couple years ago, my good friend and founder of White Dog Paranormal, Michele Pellegrino and her nephew, Anthony Pellegrino went to the AGS Conference.  At the conference, they offer different tours to show you haunted places in the area.  Michele and Anthony took a tour that I did not.  I'm sorry, but I forget the name of the place but it was an old cemetery in Decatur, Illinois.  Just as any ghost hunter would do, Michele started taking photos at the cemetery.  She noticed an older gentlemen that started to walk across the burial grounds.  Without thinking twice.....Michele snapped a picture of the man.

Anthony, Becky and Michele.
No comments.  We were cold and tired!!!
Later, when she was reviewing her photos, she noticed something she couldn't believe!!!  Behind the older man, there was a dark shadow that seemed to be ATTACHED to him!!!!!!!!! Michele showed me the photo and was REALLY torn as to whether or not to tell the man about what she had captured in her picture..........if she tells him....will it "scare" him........will he think it is the "Grim Reaper" or did she just keep it to herself???  Long story short......she made a decision NOT to tell him about it and I totally agreed with her decision.
Now, fast forward two years from then to now.......the AGS Conference in Alton, Illinois.  We are sitting in on one of the classes with Troy Taylor, along with a panel of guest of paranormal investigators and mediums, etc.  Michele raises her hand and ask a question about "shadow people"........ especially ones that seem to ATTACH themselves to people.  Rosemary Guiley, an expert on ghosts and spirits, proceeded to give her opinion on why "shadow people" are here and why they may become attached to someone. FYI she says...."it's not always a bad thing".

Anyway, later that afternoon.....we sat in on another class.  And can I just add.....we DID not sit in the same seats as before.  The room probably held 200-250 people.  Michele is sitting on one side of me and Anthony on the other.  As we are listening to the speaker....Anthony leans over and taps me on the shoulder.  I quietly bend down to hear him and he whispers......"look behind you........the guy that Michele took that picture of with the shadow is sitting RIGHT BEHIND HER"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I kinda of look at Anthony like.....NO WAY.....what are the chances of that???????????  But trying to be sneaky....I glanced over my shoulder and almost fell out of my chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  IT WAS HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Of all the people he sits RIGHT BEHIND MICHELE!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And let me be clear.......other than taking a picture of the man.....Michele does not know this man....nor has even seen him since the moment she took the picture.  

Well..............one thing you need to know about me is ........I get EXCITED easily!!!!!  It was all I could do not to stand up and yell......."Michele......look at that GUY seating right behind you 

 Ok...take a DEEP BREATH and be COOL about this Beck....and tell Michele to look behind her.  So, I tapped Michele on the shoulder...and said "don't look now (isn't that what we always say when we WANT people to LOOK.LOL) but I am going to point to something over your shoulder and you look behind you at the man sitting in the chair".  She nods....and looks over her shoulder.....just like me and Anthony SHE CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Her jaw dropped !!!  So as we all sat there....not hearing a WORD the speaker was saying...all the sudden we hear the applause and realize the class is over.  As we stand up and start to walk between the isles.....SOMEONE says...."excuse me..........are you the lady that took the picture of the older man with a shadow figure following him"? I almost choked as did Michele. She was so startled at the question she just stood there for a minute then said "yes, that was me". The young man (I'm guessing around 20) said "can you tell me WHO it was"?  DID HE REALLY JUST ASK THAT QUESTION WITH THE OLDER MAN STANDING RIGHT BESIDE HIM????  How does Michele handle this?  She looks at the older man and back at the younger man and hesitates.......but then says " do you REALLY want to know......it was him" and she pointed at the older gentlemen.  OMG!  Now what???  Would this man freak out....would it scare him.....how was he going to react!!!  But much to our surprise........the young man says......"that EXPLAINS it!  Ever since we went to that cemetery bad things have been happening to us"!  He said he was the man's grandson and was with him that night in the cemetery.  The older man did not seem to be to "phased" by the news that it was HIM in the picture.  His grandson went on to say that they had been in bad car wrecks, had a couple of big fires, been sick, family problems and on and on.  And that they felt something had followed his grandfather home from there.   Michele offered to show him the picture if he wanted to see it.  Of course, he said yes.
Photo by Michele Pellegrino.
Later that evening, Michele showed him the picture and they exchanged information to keep in touch.  Now....you tell me....WHAT ARE THE ODDS this man.....first would be at the SAME conference.....TWO YEARS LATER......at a DIFFERENT location....KNOW that Michele's question MIGHT pertain to him...........and then not knowing anything about Michele SIT right behind her in a room full of people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  AMAZING!!!!

I do want to say that Michele has a REAL gift with the paranormal.  She is an excellent investigator and really has a great ability for communicating with the spirits.  I believe she was meant to take that picture and I also believe that she was meant to be at THAT conference to cross paths with that gentlemen and to offer him some kind of explanation for his misfortune.  I hope this man is able to "shake" his bad luck and I know Michele is the perfect person to help him if she can.

Ok........now, because I talked soooo long above, I will cut my story on the McPike Mansion investigation short.  Let me just say.............it was just like in the SCARY MOVIES.  As we started to walk around the back of the Mansion, to where the old well and two unknown graves where.......all the sudden the wind starts BLOWING really HARD.......the trees start to bend and.......then comes the lightening and thunder.  What the heck?  It was suppose to be a very clear night.  Anyway, as the owner, Sharyn Luedke hurries everyone into the cellar and begins telling us about the history of the place.  There was about 20 people at first for about an hour and half then only the professional investigators stayed for to do a real investigation....about 6 of us total.
The old well at the back of the McPike Mansion
Two graves at the back of the house that
know one really knows who they are.  They
are believed to be that of  two young children
of  Henry McPike.
Without getting to detailed (see this is what happens when I don't get to really post good weekly...I talk to much.lol) I will tell you....we had some pretty amazing personal experiences.  I felt completely surrounded by a BLACK MASS in a totally pitch black room but I could STILL see this darkness...so much so that I was leaned back in my chair as far as I could gripping to the sides of my chair because it seemed like SOMETHING or SOMEONE was standing RIGHT over me up in my face....  I began saying "please....just back up a little bit so that I can catch my breath".  And sure enough...it all of the sudden went away.  Michele and Anthony also experienced being touched.  We would all suddenly feel "CHILLS" and within minutes.....it would be gone.  We also got some AMAZING EVP's that indicates that the spirits that haunt the McPike Mansion are intelligent as they were answering DIRECT questions.  Also, we heard footsteps in the hallway, experienced the laser grids being turned off when asked, hearing voices BUT the MOST IMPRESSIVE thing I think I witnessed was our communication with the K-2 meters.  

We all were sitting on one end of the cellar with the equipment and camera's facing the opposite end.  I would say around 1:30 am we started getting hits on the K-2's.  What that means is when a spirit is around the K-2 will light up five little colored lights as a way of communicating.  One light may light up and no others.....and sometimes.....all five lights light up at the same time.  We started asking questions and asking the spirits to light up the K2 so that we might be able to communicate with them.  

Now, here's the BEST part......we had two K2 meters. One sitting on the floor by a chair and other I would guess about 10-15 ft from there.  BOTH the K2's were responding EXACTLY THE SAME!!!! I mean if one lite up three lights at the VERY SAME TIME the other one would light up 3 lights! They were so in unison it blew my mind!  I have been investigating for years and years and have NEVER seen this happen before!!  And it just wasn't once or twice....it was a lot!!!!  They would turn on at the exact same time and turn off at the exact same time and were in different locations!!!!  I have used the K2 for years and have been able to get communication on more than one but NEVER at the exact same time.  AMAZING!!!!  And yes....it was caught on video.

Ok...below I have posted some of the pictures from that night. There are so many EVP's to share with you guys, I am still cropping them after hours and hours of investigating.  I hope to have them completed for next weeks post along with an experience we had with a new app for your phone.  I can tell you.....I WAS TOTALLY CREEPED OUT by it!!!

Anyway, that's it for tonight....hope you guys had a great 4th of July and see you next week.  Don't forget to follow me on Becks Ghost Hunters Facebook page as I post all kinds of thing there all the time. :)

Here is the web address if you would like to experience the paranormal at it's best at the McPike Mansion.                        http://www.mcpikemansion.com/ 

An orb down in the cellar.
Orb by Anthony.

Mist on the outside of the mansion around
2:30 am.

Notice time stamp.  No orb.
Orbs on the side of the mansion.

The guys from another group.  Sorry I
forgot their group name.  Is that something'
in the top window?

Orb.  Notice time stamp.  Just after the

Inside mansion.

Notice time stamp.  The picture BEFORE
and the picture AFTER DOES NOT
show the figure of a man in them.

Just enlarged.
Is this Henry McPike?

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