Saturday, August 17, 2019

Is Fall Creek Falls State Park Haunted?

Welcome!

On 7/7/19, I wrote a blog post about Greg's and my visit to Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee on my other blog, "The Art of Positive Living." Everything went well. We had a wonderful visit to the park, and all seemed normal-until we analyzed some of the pictures we had taken!


This is perhaps the best one to show you what I mean!

Why all of the orbs? One can only guess, unless you are a psychic. Greg and I do have a psychic ability or a "gift" as one psychiatrist once told me to take paranormal photos, but we don't know how to interpret the photos we have taken. We leave that to other types of psychics who have the ability to do so.

My guess is that the orbs in this photo are due to the deaths of animals, birds, and fish or perhaps even people who might have drowned here.

For more paranormal, ghostly photos, be sure to check out my book on Amazon, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, September 21, 2019, Becky

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Is a Woman's Spirit Haunting Her Old House?

Welcome!

I have an intriguing story and photo to share with you on this blog post. Greg and I were visiting with a friend I'll call Sally a few weeks ago, and she let me take a few pictures of her cat so I could practice my pet photography. Her cat was very photogenic, and I got some great photos, but the one on this post is not that great. I would not even have shown it to a regular client. I would have deleted it, except for one small detail; it was paranormal; it had ectoplasm in it.


Sally's Cat With Ectoplasm on Glass

The photo above wasn't the only photo of this cat with ectoplasm. There was more ectoplasm in two other photos, as well. Sally has other cats, and I took a few photos of them, too, but this was the only cat that had ectoplasm in its photos.

Here's the story behind what might be causing the ectoplasm in the cat photos-

A few months ago, Sally moved to this house which had belonged to an old friend of hers, Molly, who had died there in her bedroom. Sally began to notice strange things happening like at least three times, she found the middle bathroom vanity drawer open. It had somehow opened on its own. The bathroom is near the bedroom where Molly had died. Is the spirit of Molly haunting this house?

I guess Molly's spirit has mixed feelings about Sally being in her old house since she liked Sally, but she also had a great dislike of cats, and Sally has five cats who all live in the house! No wonder her spirit is restless! 

It would be interesting, however, to find out why she was around this one cat in the photos. She either especially likes or dislikes this cat. I would think she would like it as it's friendly, and very sweet. Maybe since Molly has become a spirit, she's changed her opinion about cats, at least this one!

My sister-in-law Cris shared with me another author that she really likes, John Keel, a prolific writer who has written such books as "Our Haunted Planet" which should be very interesting. Thanks, Cris! (For another paranormal book recommendation by Cris, see my April 23, 2019 post, "Two Haunted Rooms.")

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, July 20, 2019, Becky 




Sunday, May 19, 2019

Spirit of a Confederate Soldier?


Welcome!

I have a rather intriguing photo on this post today. I was taking a picture of our blooming pink dogwood tree when this colorful orb, along with a smaller white moving orb showed up in this photograph. I have reason to believe that this photo shows the spirit of a Confederate soldier on the road in front of our house which is pretty unique and somewhat scary, although I should be used to taking this type of photo by now!


Orb Showing the Spirit of a Confederate Soldier?

There are two reasons that I believe this is most likely the ghost of a soldier who fought on the side of the South during the Civil War. First of all, this whole area where Greg and I live was a Confederate  Civil War encampment. I know that this is no doubt true because bullets and other Civil War artifacts have been found in this same area. Also, our neighbor who is very psychic told us one day that she saw a Confederate soldier riding a horse down this street! This orb could very well be the same soldier, or it could even be another one since several soldiers apparently camped here.

You just never know what strange images will show up when you're just trying to take ordinary photos which makes photography so fascinating to me!

Notice carefully the photos you take. Is anything unusual showing up in any of them? If so, I'd be glad to feature them on my blog, with your permission.

Happy photographing!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, June 15, 2019, Becky





Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Two Haunted Rooms


Welcome!

This blog post is special because special family members sent me some very intriguing paranormal info.

First of all, my brother Nick and his wife Lisa went on a trip to Key West during the winter. (Everyone should be so lucky!)

They stayed in the Marrero Guest Mansion which is "one of the top haunted sites in Key West," according to my brother.


Marrero Guest Mansion (Photo by Nick)

And, their room was "the most haunted place in the house."


Nick's Photo of the Haunted Room

They took a ghost tour in which they learned that this mansion was "a hot spot of paranormal activity." Nick on to say that a lady who formerly lived there used their room as her bedroom, and her apparition has been seen walking near the bed!

Nick and Lisa spent two nights there. (That was brave!) The first night they heard something fall in the floor after they'd gone to bed. Nick said that it turned out to be a shopping bag that had fallen from the top of a chest of drawers for no apparent reason. The second night, they heard "creaking sounds, like footsteps, on the old wooden floor" in their room again after they turned off the lights. Lisa sat up in bed and felt as if though "someone was walking around the room near her side of the bed."

Nick went on to say that they read about "other guests experiencing similar occurrences." He said that YouTube has some good videos of investigators trying to capture some of  these sounds.

They were lucky to have come into contact with this paranormal activity which not very many get to experience.

Another family member, our sister-in-law Cris, is really into the paranormal just as we are.

She recently sent us an interesting article that was in the "Times Free Press" about a ghost in a room at the Read House in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The reporter for the newspaper wrote an article about him and his wife who spent the night in the haunted room, but nothing happened that night even though they tried to encourage interaction between them and the ghostly entity wherever it might be.

You just never know about a place that is haunted. The spirit world is so unpredictable! The spirits appear, make contact, etc. when they want, not when we in the "real" world want them to!

Cris recommended a terrific book for Greg and me. And, I recommend it to all of you. It's called "True Tales of Ghostly Encounters" by Andrew Honigman who compiled and edited the stories. I got it on Amazon for only $7.00.

Thanks, guys, for sharing your intriguing stories and photos. Keep up the good work!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, May 18, 2019 (Night of the full moon!), Becky






Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Haunted Western North Carolina"



Welcome!

Western North Carolina is a beautiful area which I wrote about in my last "The Art of Positive Living" blog post, "Beautiful Western North Carolina," on 11/4/18, but much of it seems to be very haunted, at least from Greg's and my perspective.

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 For photographic proof, see the photo below-


Just look at the various colored orbs and ectoplasm in this picture of Greg coming down the steps at the Pisgah Inn at Mount Pisgah. Not only that, notice the purple color in the foreground! The only other place that I remember this color-on-the-ground phenomenon was some pictures that we took at the Nashville Zoo, and that was several years ago! The color then was a rose color instead of purple, and the shape was more rounded.

Greg was the subject in this photo, of course, but the photos at the zoo were the ones that Greg took of me.

I have another North Carolina haunted story.

Again, on my other blog, "The Art of Positive Living," I wrote a post entitled "Celebrating Twice" on 9/2/18 in which I told about our trip to the Southern Porch, a restaurant in Canton, North Carolina.


The "Southern Porch"

While there, I mentioned to one of the workers that I had heard that the restaurant was haunted. She told me that she had personally not seen anything, but that one guy that worked and even lived there had heard some very strange noises while he was in his apartment when no one else was in the building. That is one very brave man, in my opinion!

Food for thought: How many of us would live in a similar situation?

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


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Halloween Blog Post


Welcome!

I have a very special Halloween blog post for you since Greg and I got to visit a very special place in St. Francisville, Louisiana, The Myrtles Plantation!


Here it is!-


Although it's a very attractive place, The Myrtles has a dark secret, it's "one of America's most haunted homes"!

Greg and I became aware of The Myrtles from various television shows like "Ghost Hunters."

We enjoyed an interesting, informative tour of the historic antebellum house.

We were pleased that we got to take pictures (without a flash, except for one mirror) since that's what we love to do. (Some historic homes don't allow any pictures to be taken.)


Greg and I took several pictures of the house, but we found that the room above was the most haunted. Notice the red color emanating from the light above this portrait. There is also ectoplasm to the right of the closer vase, at the bottom of the portrait (two places), and on the the wall to the left of the mantle, there is a white orb (unless, instead, it's actually something mundane like a light switch!)


Here's another room in this lovely home, but we didn't catch anything on camera in this room. Instead, when you look into the green room to the left, there is something strange there.

Here's a close-up of that room-


Notice the white orb! Guess what? This is the very same room that has the ectoplasm near the portrait above (two pictures back). This is also the room with a creepy little girl portrait that was finished from a "sitting" after she died!

You never can predict what will happen when you take paranormal pictures.

Some days, some places, you'll easily get lots of great paranormal photos. Other times. the orbs, ectoplasm, and apparitions are few and far between even in the most haunted of houses.

There are different reasons why your paranormal photographs turn out to be good or not so good:

-The weather-for instance, stormy weather seems to attract more spirits, etc,
-You need to use a flash when photographing old mirrors. Otherwise, most of the time, nothing significant will show up.
-The photographer needs to be in a good frame of mind.
-Sometimes, spirits hide, which makes capturing them on camera impossible.
-Usually, taking plenty of pictures insures success in getting paranormal photos.
-Sometimes you get paranormal photos when you're least thinking about them. It's best not to try too hard. 


For example, I was just taking a picture of this lovely country road in Mississippi when the large moving orb was picked up on camera. Wow! Love it!

Now, you might want to try your own paranormal photography skills which can be quite an adventure!

There's plenty to do the next couple of weeks Halloween-wise-visiting haunted houses, forests, etc. (fake and real), trick-or-treating, attending Halloween parties, or even hosting a party of your own!

You might want to head to The Myrtles Plantation in the deep South where you possibly could see or hear something supernatural like some of  the workers and some of the visitors have. If you're brave enough, you could even spend the night there! Find out about the legend of Chloe, and get a paranormal Chloe postcard like Greg and I did! Great inexpensive souvenir!

Anyway, whatever you choose to do this Halloween, be safe and have fun!

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



Saturday, September 15, 2018

"Haunted Franklin Tour"


Welcome!

A few days ago, Greg and I went on one of the several "Franklin on Foot" tours. Ours was the "Haunted Franklin Tour" which was fantastic! We got a private tour with our entertaining and informative guide, Alicia.

She took us to several places that are on the regular tour-


In the above photo, Alicia is telling us about this Franklin restaurant,"Biscuit Love," and it's haunted history. The paranormal activity has subsided since a certain item has been removed from this place, but not entirely, as you can see upon closer examination. Notice the small orbs which show up against the gray part of the building.

Most of the time, the ghost tours are on the outside of the buildings in Franklin, but we got to peek in a couple of windows and take pictures, which resulted in some of our best spirit photos.


This is the interior of Eaton House in which there is ectoplasm galore-on the ceiling, on the back of the desk, in the doorway, on the side of the picture frame, and on the arm of the seat. There is also some glowing ectoplasm on the stairway banister.

I took four pictures of this same room from the same angle, but no two are alike since the ectoplasmic formations are all different.

Greg and I also got to take pictures through the glass at "Shuff's Music." We photographed the mirror which is inside "Shuff's."


Look at all of the orb activity in this photo that Greg took of the mirror! Amazing!


Mine is very similar to Greg's, but it even looks like a ghostly image on the stairway in this one.

The outside of "Shuff's" shows spirit activity as well.


Just look at the obvious orbs in this photo, as well as the less obvious ones.

"Shuff's" was the place that Greg and I requested to go on the tour since we knew that it was very haunted. We had been there a few weeks before on our own during the daytime when I got some ectoplasm in a photo that I took of this side of the building.without even using a flash.

In fact, Alicia said that this area where "Shuff's" is located, on 3rd Ave. N., is the most haunted block of the most haunted street in the South! We believe it!

Of all of the photos that Greg and I took on this tour, we got paranormal activity in about two-thirds of them!

Franklin, Tennessee is one of the most haunted places we have ever visited, and the ghost tour is a must for those who are interested in the paranormal.

Our advice in a word is, "Go!" (If you dare!)

FYI:

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, October 20, 2018, Becky