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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.



Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day.  Man, I sure did.  And I can't wait to share with you guys what happened on my Valentines Day surprise!

First, my boyfriend (Deak) and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner and then he surprised me with a nights stay at the haunted Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Tx.  I was so surprised and EXCITED!!!  The Adolphus Hotel has been reportedly haunted for years.  I'll tell you more about it in a little while.

First, this hotel is downtown Dallas and has had some VERY prestigious people stay here.....presidents, the QUEEN (yes THAT QUEEN...Elizabeth), many actors and movie stars.  It is just a beautiful place and with its elegant d├ęcor takes you a step back in time.  Made me just want to put on a 20's dress and set down in the lobby for teaaaaaa..(my hand is in the air and my pinky finger is extended even though you can't see it, I think you get the idea)

Ok, now about my night.  You ARE NOT going to believe it!!!  When Deak and I arrived, it was Saturday night and the night before Valentines Day so there were lots of people at the hotel.  We checked in and decided to walk around and check out the lobby area.  There was a beautiful little antique bar so we ordered a couple of drinks and took them with us as we walked around by ourselves.  We went into this GORGEOUS restaurant called the French Room just as it was closing.  The waiters were very nice and let us in to take a few pictures before closing for the night.  There were angels all on the top of the cathedral ceiling that I could have just starred at all night long.  There was just such a peaceful feeling in this room.  I loved it!!!

There are tons of beautiful giant paintings hanging on the walls in the lobby. Also, palm trees and plants everywhere which I love!!!  Tons of couches and little seating areas that are so quaint and cozy all in different colors and patterns of mostly deep, dark blues and tans. The lobby has rich, dark wood walls and pillars. A very relaxing place to say the least.

After about an hour, Deak and I decided to head to our room. We were in room 808 on the 8th floor.  As we were walking up to our room I said to Deak, "I wish I had known which hotel we were coming to so I could have done some research on it and found out about what spirits are reported lingering around.  I have always heard the Adolphus was haunted but at the time couldn't remember any of the claims..

Now, I have been suffering from sciatic nerve problems in my hip and my leg (very painful if you have ever experienced it, but seems to be fairly common) so sleeping is very difficult for me right now.  So to turn over I almost always have to wake up and kinda sit up to turn over.  Don't ya'll feel sorry for me......sad face ;(  LOL  

Now, I have been investigating the paranormal for over 34 years and I have ONLY seen one full bodied apparition in all these years.  It's not like on TV where you see an apparition every time you go ghost hunting.  Now, I have seen shadows.......mist.......orbs......you name it but I pride myself on not saying everything I see is a ghost or apparition. Actually, SEEING an apparition is very rare.  Anyway, back to my story.....

It was about 5:30am in the morning, and my hip was hurting me so I was trying to sit up and turn over.  As I raised my head up I glanced at the clock sitting on the night stand that said 5:30am.  I braced myself with my arms and sat up to turn over.....and as I did.........I looked at the foot of the bed and saw..............ARE YOU READY.......I saw an older lady in a white apron like dress....I assume it was a dress I could only see the upper half of her body because we had a couch that was at the foot of the bed and she was standing behind it.  OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AM I REALLY SEEING A LADY STANDING AT THE FOOT OF THE BED.........I closed my eyes and  then opened them again ..........and THERE SHE WAS.....her hands folded in the middle of her chest almost like if she was holding flowers (without the flowers).  I could see she had white hair pulled behind her ears like in a lose "bun" hairdo.(Guys if you don't know what a BUN is, just ask your wife or girlfriend)  I could also see her eyes and her facial expression was that of hhhuummm ....the "I'm watching you look".  Know that look???  One eyebrow cocked just a little higher than the other.  And she did have that white glowing light around her just like you see on TV.  At least TV gets it right sometimes.

Anyway....I turned my head to wake Deak and when I turned back.....she was GONE!!!  I started telling Deak I just saw a GHOST!!!  He said, that one of the most widely seen spirits was that of a lady in white supposedly the spirit of a bride that hung herself after her future husband left her waiting for him on her wedding day.  I looked at him and said "NO.  This lady was not a young lady nor was she dressed in a wedding dress.  She was old and had what seemed like a maids uniform on!"

Now, I knew we were going to stay in a haunted hotel but didn't know which one. Deak had told me to pick two pieces of equipment to bring so I brought my camera and a parascope.  A parascope lights up with bright colors  when it picks up TriboElectric Fields and follows them Visually.  Tailored for Paranormal Investigation's to detect Fields we cannot see with our eye's such as the hair lifting up from one's arm during an investigation. So, I grabbed the parascope and sat it at the end of the bed where I had seen the lady in white.  I asked, "if I just saw you standing at the end of the bed please light up the parascope so that I can have validation that I really saw you".  And almost instantly it started to light up very, very slowly indicating a spirit presence.  PROOF FOR ME that I had seen her!!!  After that, I started asking questions but it never lite up again!!  What an experience!!!  That was two days ago and I'm still not over it!!!!!   

So, as soon as I got home I tried to research and see if anyone else had reported seeing this older lady.  I only found one site that said there was a maid that died in the hotel after she had a traumatic health issue. Don't know what that means but ok.  And mostly the other reports are of the lady in white that everyone says is the bride that hung herself.  Now, I don't know, but I would definitely say the "LADY IN WHITE" I saw was in a maid uniform.  They are doing a lot of remodeling on the hotel which was built in 1912 and the whole 19th floor is blocked off because of the remodeling.(the 19th is supposedly the most haunted)  Maybe.....just maybe......there are more spirits lingering in this hotel and the remodeling are making them restless.  I don't know....but I DID see a ghost in room 808 and no, I did not feel threatened by her whatsoever........ but I do think she might have been ready for us to get up so that she could make the bed!!!!! LOL  I'm not sure she knows the check out time is 11:00! LOL

So, the next time you visit the Adolphus Hotel.....ask for room 808 and see if YOU have your very own PERSONAL MAID!!!

Beautiful carvings on the piano.

Do you see the orbs in this picture?

Room 808
Can you find two maybe three orbs?


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