Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mini Blog Post-Haunted Franklin, Tennessee


Welcome!

This is a mini blog post about historic Franklin, Tennessee which I believe is very haunted from the pictures I've taken in the past.

Here is an example photograph to illustrate what I mean-


This is a photo of the old courthouse in Franklin which I took while visiting a couple of weeks ago. There are some reflections in the windows from the sky, but, the extreme upper left-hand window looks really strange. It even looks like there is snow and ice on the tree limb near that window. There is ectoplasm in other parts of the photo as you can see.

I'm not the only one who believes that Franklin is haunted since there is actually a ghost tour of Franklin. Greg and I plan to go on that tour in a week or two, and I'll share that experience with you on this "Spirit Photographs" blog next month.

We hope to get lots of interesting photos!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, September 15, 2018, Becky


Saturday, July 21, 2018

We Spent the Night at "The (Haunted) Inn at Wise."


Welcome!

As you may know, I have two blogs. Besides "Spirit Photographs," I also have "The Art of Positive Living" blog ( www.theartofpositiveliving.blogspot.com ) which I write and publish the first Sunday of each month unless otherwise stated.

My last blog post, "An Artistic Celebration," on 7/9/18 was about a trip to Southwest Virginia which Greg and I took a couple of weeks ago. On that post, I mentioned that we spent the night at the historic "The Inn at Wise" (which I highly recommend to everyone). For those who are intrigued by the paranormal, I think that you would love this place for it seems to be very haunted!

We arrived at the inn in the wee hours of the morning which is prime time for things that go bump in the night.

Right after we got there, I could hardly wait to start taking pictures because I had heard that this inn was haunted.


Just look at the large orbs,etc. that manifested in this photo! 

This is an old inn, and with so many people spending the night here, throughout the years, many things can happen. And it's the same for other inns, hotels, etc. Maybe a spirit liked a place so much in life, that he decided to go back there after death. Of course, tragedies like murders, etc. can occur in some of these places which can trap a spirit or ghost, hence, a place can become haunted.

I also took some pictures inside the old inn.


I took this photo (above) of a common room which is probably used for relaxing, playing games, etc. I had very little idea of what this room looked like before I took the picture since it was in semi-darkness.

I'm glad I did take this photograph since there seems to be quite a bit of ectoplasm here, some of which is very bright which is a hallmark of some ectoplasm.

It's not just my opinion that this inn is haunted, since the people that run the inn say that at least one room has some supernatural things going on in it!


It's room number 337!

There's a plaque on the wall near the door that says, "Room 337 has provided sanctuary to many. One was Lois Tracy who painted here.* Another was fictional journalist Henry Jernigan from Sharyn Mc Crumb's novel 'The Devil Amongst the Lawyers.'"

We didn't know about this haunted room until we got there, and we'd already booked another room. Too bad, maybe next time! Of course, if you'd like to go and try out that room yourself...! Please email me and let me know how it went. Good luck!

FYI

*My grandmother actually took art from Mrs. Tracy many years ago. Also, when I was growing up, my family and I spent the night at an old inn in Asheville, North Carolina that Mrs. Tracy either owned or managed. Bet that inn was haunted as well!

If you liked this blog post, you might enjoy my paranormal book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind." Please see the widget above to order from Amazon. Thank you!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, August 18 (the third Saturday of the month unless otherwise stated), 2018, Becky


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sending Love from Beyond the Grave?

Welcome!

I have a really interesting photo to show you today! This is not one of mine or one of Greg's; it's one that my brother sent me, and it is, as you might guess, PARANORMAL!

A few weeks ago, we were having a little email chat, and on one of those emails that Nick sent was the photo below-


This is a photograph of the old house where Nick and I grew up in Southwest Virginia. Nick was visiting the area so he drove by and snapped this great picture.

I started wondering if there was anything paranormal about this photograph, so I enlarged and studied it. Sure, enough, it didn't take long to find something very unique, very strange in this photo.


In this close-up, notice the glowing white heart on the door! The heart was not something hanging on the door, and it's nothing to do with the curtain. The reason I know this for a fact is that he also (thankfully!) sent me another photo which was taken directly in front of the house, and no heart was there! (However, some ectoplasm did show up in a couple of the windows.)

I told Nick that I thought the heart was sent by the spirits of Mama and Daddy to show their love. Of course, they used to live there, and probably still visit from time to time. (Or maybe they still live there!)

I know for a fact that this house is haunted. I wrote about it in my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" which is now available either in paperback or as a Kindle download on Amazon. Please see the widget with a picture of my book (above) to order.

Most of the paranormal photos in my book (over 100!) were taken by my husband, Greg, and me (Becky Arnott). Also, Nick has a photo in my book, the regionally famous June Tolliver House ghost photo which is really spooky! See what you think is in the window!

On the outside of a haunted house, most of the time, ghosts and other types of ectoplasm often show up either on the doors or in the windows.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, July 21, 2018, Becky




Saturday, May 19, 2018

A New Blog Post, Another Paranormal Photo!


Welcome!

During the last few weeks since my last blog post, I have gotten ectoplasm in a few of my photos, one of which I'm publishing today.

A few days ago, I was in Franklin, Tennessee when I decided to take a picture of  this neat display of flowers with bandannas on the outside of this restaurant. As usual, I wasn't even thinking about taking a paranormal photo. (Unless I'm in an obviously haunted place like Octagon Hall!) (For more info on Octagon Hall, please see my last blog post on 4/21/18, "Octagon Hall, Franklin, Kentucky.")


I took this photo late in the day, and the sun was not shining much at all. Notice the fog-like ectoplasm around the lamps and especially on the brick building next door.

This type of ectoplasm (above) is typical of other photos with ectoplasm that I've taken in Franklin in the past.


For example, here's the photo (above) which I took last October with the same type of fog-like ectoplasm as in the previous photo.

However, notice the different kind of ectoplasm, moving orbs, in front of the picture on the right-hand side of the wall in the close-up of my husband Greg's photo at Octagon Hall-


Several of these really bright, white moving orbs were in many of our Octagon Hall photos as well as the usual, more common fog-like ectoplasm as in the first two photos on this blog post.

You never know what to expect when taking paranormal photos which makes paranormal photography so fascinating!

As I said in my Octagon Hall blog post, that place is really haunted! Also, I might add, so is historic Franklin, Tennessee! The buildings there are really old which makes them more likely to have ghosts, spirits.

Did you know that Carnton Mansion in Franklin is considered to be the most haunted house in Tennessee!

Greg and I would love to go on the ghost tours in Franklin which got an excellent rating on TripAdvisor.

FYI
https://franklinonfoot.com/tours/ghost-tours/

 Also, for many more (over 100!) paranormal photos, check out my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" which is now available either in paperback or as a kindle download on Amazon. The book contains spirit photographs which Greg, my brother, Nick, a few other people, and I have taken.

The link to my book is:
http://amzn.to/2usXWIO

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, June 16, Becky

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Octagon Hall, Franklin, Kentucky


Welcome!

This is a very special blog post about a very special place in Franklin, Kentucky, Octagon Hall. It is steeped in Civil War history, and it is also very haunted!


Octagon Hall

According to the Octagon Hall brochure, "It has been featured on A&E, Travel Channel, Syfy Channel, History Channel, and others." Also, it "has been visited by over 250 Paranormal Teams." The popular "Ghost Hunters" television show featured Octagon Hall during season 9.

The reason that Octagon Hall is so haunted is because of tragedies that happened to the Caldwell family that once lived there. It's also haunted because of the slaves that lived on the property. In addition, Octagon Hall has ties to the Civil War. Some soldiers even died there.

I must say that it is one of the most haunted places that Greg and I have ever visited, and we have plenty of paranormal photos to prove it! Over half of the photos that we took there have a least some ectoplasm in them.

Here's one of the first photos I took on our tour featuring our guide, Debra-


We knew we'd be successful getting more paranormal photos that day at Octagon Hall after I captured this large orb on camera.

Debra told us some very interesting stories about the house including the fact that the piano in that very room (above) was haunted.

We also found out that there are different entities that come and go as well as the regulars like Mary Elizabeth, a young girl who tragically died when her clothes caught on fire at the fireplace in the basement kitchen.


Notice the ectoplasm in the upper part of the photo. There is also some ectoplasm on the wall beside the fireplace. I couldn't believe it when I saw a YouTube video of this same room that had some ectoplasm similar to mine.


We were told that a small boy, who fell down the stairs and died, haunts this place. We aren't sure if these are the steps, but nevertheless, there's a large orb on this stairway.

Greg and I had about the same number of paranormal photographs of this place, and here are a couple of Greg's-


Notice the white glowing ectoplasm in the picture hanging on the wall on the right.


These costumed figures add to the creepiness of this place, and I believe they help attract the spirits that are there.


I cropped off Greg's photo to better show the ectoplasm that is on this figure. Notice the white ectoplasm on his body, and also right above the boot. As I was researching more today to write this blog post, I found out from a video that one Confederate soldier who had been with General Morgan's group had been wounded in the foot. He died from his wound in that house after he took off his boot. Could the ectoplasm in this photo be related to that? When I first saw the photo, I thought it was strange that ectoplasm showed up near the boot like that. Might the Confederate soldier ghost be attached to this figure?


This is Billy Byrd, the Director of Octagon Hall. He has been there for 18 years.


Barry (Bear) Gaunt is a volunteer who is there quite a bit. He has a paranormal research group, "Night Stalkers" that investigates "Hauntings, UFO's, Abductions, and Strange Creatures" according to his business card. See nightstalkersparanormal.org for more info.

Barry said that whole area for miles around had a lot of paranormal activity because it's on the 37th parallel.

The three people I featured today on this blog were very hospitable and knowledgeable, and they have seen and heard a lot, especially at Octagon Hall. They do have stories to tell about all types of paranormal phenomena there. Besides ectoplasm showing up in photos and videos, they have also seen shadowy figures and have heard voices and strange noises both inside and outside of the house.


It even looks scary on the grounds of Octagon Hall! Notice the orb in the lower right side of this photo.

If you enjoy history or the paranormal, you'd love this place.

You could take a tour like Greg and I did, or you could even go on an Octagon Hall ghost hunt with Syfy's "Ghost Hunters," Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, and Bruce Tango on May 26, 2018, if there's still room. Should be very entertaining for those who are brave enough!

FYI:
www.octagonhall.com

For more of Greg's and my paranormal photos, you might enjoy my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" which is now available either in paperback or as a kindle download on Amazon.

http://amzn.to/2usXWIO

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, May 19, 2018, Becky







Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Old Doctor's Haunted House, Revisited


Welcome!

In my last "Spirit Photographs" blog post that I published on 2/17/18 entitled "Paranormal Photos, One Real and One Not Real!" I told about how a little ghost boy that I saw was not real.

However, since I wrote that post, I revisited the same old doctor's house, and from the last photo I took, I have concluded that it is indeed haunted! Of course, I haven't gotten to go into the house to take any photos since it is a private residence, but I feel sure that Greg and I would get several paranormal photos if we were allowed to go inside.


 The Old Doctor's House

Orbs and ectoplasm abound in this photo; they are on the house, on some of the windows, on the front door, on the rock wall, etc. Some of the orbs and ectoplasm are white and others are in color. Most of them have come in on sunbeams like psychic Elaine Watson explained in my paranormal book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."

If we ever have a chance to go into the house to photograph it, I will write about it here on this blog. Our best chance to go in to take photos would be whenever the people living there move out. That could be soon because no one ever lives in that house for very long. Wonder why!

"Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" is now available either in paperback or as a kindle download on Amazon. There are over 100 paranormal photographs in the book that I and other people, including my husband, Greg and my brother, Nick have taken. One of those photographs is the famous June Tolliver House ghost photo.

The Amazon link to my book is:

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, April 21, 2018, Becky



Saturday, February 17, 2018

Paranormal Photos, One Real and One Not Real!


Welcome!

I take a lot of pictures because I love photography, and because I also sell downloads of my photos on iStock which is a part of Getty Images.

When I take pictures, 95% of the time, I don't even think about, or try to take paranormal photos. Fairly often, however, I do get strange images in my photos which I can't always explain.

One day, a few years ago, I noticed that I had so many paranormal photographs that I decided to write a book about them. The book I wrote is entitled "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" which is now available either in paperback or as a kindle download on Amazon. There are over 100 paranormal photographs in the book that I and other people, including my husband and brother, have taken.

You might want to check it out:
http://amzn.to/2usXWIO

A couple of weeks ago, my husband Greg, and I were in town, trying to find a building to meet someone we know, so we went up a street that we don't normally drive on. I looked up and saw an old white house, and I asked Greg if that was where an old doctor used to live (It was also his clinic.), and Greg said it was.

We learned during a ghost tour a few years ago that the house was very haunted. After the doctor moved out or died, the house was sold. The house has changed hands several times since no one lives there very long.

This was one of the few times that I decided to hurriedly take some pictures as we were driving along, to see if I could get anything paranormal.


Later, after we got back home, I decided to look at the photos I'd hastily taken. I examined them closely, especially around the windows, since that's where spirits show up in houses so much of the time. If the spirits were there, I couldn't see them since all but a couple of windows were covered by curtains or blinds.

Then, I noticed a weird figure of a little boy sitting on something like a stool in the front yard. It looked as though you could even see through his legs. Scary!

Anyway, a couple of days later, I got brave and decided to revisit this old house to take more pictures, to see if I could again spot the little ghost boy.

Much to my surprise, the ghost was actually a little yard statue! It had looked so real that it had fooled me, and everyone that I'd shown it to had thought it was real, too! (His legs had looked transparent because the boots he was wearing blended in with the color of the background.)

However, there are at least three real apparitions in my paranormal book including the famous June Tolliver House ghost photo which my brother, Nick, took. Apparitions are rare, but when conditions are right, they can appear. You're really lucky if you can capture them on camera.

This was just not one of those times.

However, my next photo is very real! There are no apparitions, but the photo is a real mystery!

Greg and I love going to parks, so on a rare warm winter day a few weeks ago, we decided to visit a nearby park.

This time of year, there's not really a whole lot to photograph, but as I walked by the river, I thought that I might get a good shot that I could use on iStock.

Instead, I decided that the photo was more suitable for this "Spirit Photographs" blog! Here it is-


Notice the lavender-colored ectoplasm on the trees, and even stranger is the cluster of tiny colored balls just above and to the right of the river. I have no idea what these represent, but I need to find a psychic to explain these to me. The only other time I've noticed this phenomenon was in a photo that I featured in my 11/18/17 blog post entitled, "A Haunted Fall Festival."

Life is mysterious, but I'll be right here, the third Saturday of every month, with my "Spirit Photographs" blog so we can explore and try to solve these supernatural mysteries together!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, March 17, 2018, Becky