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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.



The Menger Hotel in San Antonio is one of the most haunted hotels in Texas. It was built in 1859 on the site of Menger′s brewery and is haunted by a number of ghosts.
Gutson Borlum was the sculpture of Mount Rushmore and was known to spend many, many hours out in the garden of the Menger Hotel.  Let me tell you, I did my research paper on this hotel and I had to many experiences to list.  I loved it!!  I read tons about the "spirits" that linger here and from what I have read some of them are not very nice!!!!  But I have to tell you...I stayed two nights here alone in supposedly the most haunted room in the hotel and never felt any kind of evil spirits at all!!!!  But DID I FEEL spirits around?????  YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!

The above picture I believe is Gutson Borlum. I think you can make out his facial structure, eyes, mustache, and even what looks like a hat.   I showed my picture to the manager and he instantly took me to the second picture and said" so, you met Mr. Borlum did you?".  

I want to tell you a couple things that happen to me at this amazing hotel and I'll try not to make them to long.  I experienced loud footsteps walking up behind me in a hallway where I was all alone.  I had an EMF Meter and I was looking down taking readings along the hallway baseline... and I could hear someone walking up behind me.  The footsteps were so loud, that I never looked up and just moved to the side of the hall and said out loud..."excuse me".  I 100%  thought someone was coming down the hall behind me!!!  Not to mention it was about 3am in the morning so if I am hearing "footsteps" at that hour so loud and clear more than likely it really IS someone.  I moved to the side and then looked up to see who it was passing me at that hour and there WAS NO ONE!!!! I was sooooo confused.......the footsteps were so loud I never doubted for a minute someone was walking up behind me.  hhhuuummm

By now it was around 4am and I decided that I had done enough for the night,  so I was going to head back to my room.  I had been interviewing the night staff so I was on the bottom floor.  I was so tired and I just wanted to lay down, so I went to the elevators.  At the Menger, they have the original elevators so at the top of the doors, you see the little needle going up and coming down, so you know exactly where the elevator is.  I looked up and it was on the top floor (not sure, but seems like it was the 12th floor).  So I just took a deep breath and said, "man, now I have to wait for it to come all the way back down".  This is NOT a fast elevator ya'll.  At that exact moment....the elevator doors OPENED!!!! I looked up and the needle was on the first floor.  YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!!  NO WAY!!!  I had rode this elevator a dozen times and had watched it go up and come back down floor by floor!!!!  So I did what any good ghost hunter would do......I graciously stepped in..... waited for the door to close and said "thank you very much." lol 

There are many more stories I could tell about this hotel but for now, I'm going to stop.  Don't want to wear out my welcome you know.  By far, this hotel is one of my favorites. You got to check it out!!!!

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