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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 found the coolest place!!!  I had to go to Austin for business but you know me....I HAD to find something ghostly! lol  So, as I sat in my room one night I found this place that was talking about an Indian massacre and the more I read the more I became fascinated with the location.  Where is the location you may ask?????  Shoal Creek in Austin, Tx.  I have never heard about this place before and I have lived in Texas all my life!  What the heck???  WHY haven't I heard about paranormal groups going here???  Well for whatever the reason.....you can BEAT I'm going to check it out!!!!

And guess what???  It was only a like 15 mins from my hotel.  Oh man!!! Could it get any better!!!!  

This was the site of an Indian massacre where the victims were buried. No one is certain how many of the victims were buried at the site. (White’s grave at nearby Oakwood Cemetery is also haunted and yes....I totally went there) There are many other unmarked graves at Shoal Creek. Many victims of cholera and yellow fever were hastily buried at the Creek. These include soldiers who camped at the creek during the Civil War, and those who served with General Custer during his Reconstruction occupation of Austin. Most of those bodies were later removed and reburied at Arlington National Cemetery, but about 35 graves were never found. Then, in April 1915, a flash flood took even more lives along the banks of Shoal Creek. They report that bones were exposed from unmarked graves. Easy place to investigate because it’s a public park and open to everybody.  They also have markers at the haunted sites! However, curfew is 10PM.

Now, Mr. Gideon White decided to build his log cabin close to the springs near Shoal Creek in 1839.  After a few years of peace, Native Americans attacked and killed White in 1842. He and many other spirits are said to linger around the creek bed.  So go at your own risk.  Risk...... what is that???? lol

Now, this place is beautiful!  The trees were starting to change colors and the night was very quiet and peaceful.  Long winding paths through the trees and squirrels just sitting along the side of the pathway just watching as you pass.  Not the kind of night or place you could picture all the horrible things that happened here.  It was already late when I arrived so I didn't have a lot of time.  So I put as many small pieces of equipment as my pockets would hold.......including a camera (of course) and a recorder. (I never leave home with them. lol)

Below is a quick video I put together of some of the EVP's that I captured.  Some good, some not so good.  But let me tell you.....I will go back and NEXT TIME I will stay after dark and have lots more equipment!
No comments on what I look like!!!  I stayed up late and had to get up early.  Had to read about this location you know.....

I really didn't get anything in my pictures but here are a few just so you can see what it looks like.

Have a great rest of the week everyone and get ready for the cold weather!!!!  buuuurrrrrr

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