Saturday, January 16, 2021

Haunted? Cabin in the Snow



Here we are in the throes of winter, as evidenced by this photograph that I recently took of our little cabin in the snow-

Is This Cabin Haunted?

As a mentioned on my last blog post on 12/19/2020, "Answers from the Psychic," I said that I would tell what the psychic I consulted said about our nearby cabin.

When I mentioned the word "cabin" to the psychic, she said "slaves." I then told her that our neighbor had said that there was a slave graveyard near our house, probably either behind our house on a hill which is about 500 feet away or around another neighbor's workshop which is about 200 feet away. The psychic then said that our cabin was actually on top of the slave graveyard! Wow, that's certainly not anything that I wanted to hear!

I was speechless after she said that, and after the reading, I discussed what she said about the cabin with Greg. We decided that it wasn't really anything to be alarmed about. It had been several weeks since we had heard any noises coming from inside the cabin, and I hadn't recently gotten any paranormal photographs either inside or outside the cabin.

We currently use the unfinished cabin to store our yard sale items. If we decide to finish it sometime in the future, to turn it into either a guest house or a rental house, I can get out my smudge stick and do a ritual to get rid of any entities that might be haunting the place. (Some people, though, might actually want to stay in a haunted cabin which is something to consider!)

Right now, we feel pretty good about the lack of anything paranormal on our property, and we hope it stays that way! However, the paranormal is pretty unpredictable, and you just never know!

I'll still have plenty of things to write about elsewhere as the world is full of the supernatural, especially around the old towns near us! Stay tuned!

For more information about our cabin, please see my previous "Spirit Photographs" blog posts, and for even more information about the paranormal, check out my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" which is for sale on Amazon. (See widget above.)

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, February 20, 2021, Becky  


Saturday, December 19, 2020

Answers from the Psychic


I finally got to talk to my currently favorite psychic whom I've found to be very accurate. She cleared up several things that had been puzzling me concerning the paranormal.

The reading with her was just yesterday, so it's still fresh in my mind. I told her that some strange things had been going on in our house that I wished that she'd explain. She then said something that was hard to believe, that our house was not haunted! I then told her that earlier in the year she had told me that our house was haunted by a man who was the previous owner. She said that he was gone! That was such a relief for Greg and me to hear!

I told the psychic that I had used a couple of cleansing techniques to get rid of negative energy. (Please see my 3/22/20 and 6/21/20 blog posts for more information about the rituals I used.) She then congratulated me for a job well done! 

I was really happy that the rituals had worked so well, but I also explained to her that just a few weeks ago, Greg and I were awakened during the night by a loud noise in our bedroom.

It sounded to both of us like something had fallen somewhere between our bed and the fireplace on the opposite wall! We had absolutely no idea what had caused this noise.

I was stunned when she said that the noise was caused by spirits attached to our area, not to our house, that the spirits were Civil War soldiers moving through! When they knocked something over in our house, it was like it was in their space, a sort of time warp! Weird!

With help from the psychic, I was then able to put everything together, to answer the questions that I mentioned in my last blog post on 11/22/20. It was all becoming clear to me now- It wasn't the previous owner at all this time, it was Civil War soldiers that we saw and heard!

The large orbs on our porch, the cigarette smoke in the yard, and...

the mysterious figure of a man that I saw two different times pass by this living room window were apparently all due to the spirits of soldiers from the time of the Civil War!

I did a little research after my psychic reading, and I discovered that cigarettes were used during the Civil War era. Greg, the psychic, and I were not sure of this fact during the time of the reading. Also, with Greg's help and the Internet, I found out about a Civil War battle in nearby Saltville because of the salt mines. My research also stated that "Federal and Confederate troops passed through the town (where we live) several times...."

So now we know. This is something we can live with. There's nothing to fear. The spirits of these soldiers are in their time period, and we are in ours, but every once in a while, we become aware of theirs. That's okay since we can always use a bit of excitement in our sleepy little town.

In nearby Abingdon, I took this photo of Christmas-caroling figures on a street corner. It seems that a sprit is attracted to this little boy figure. Could this be the Christmas spirit?

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a very happy 2021!

(Special notes-Thinking of my father today, a special spirit whose birthday was on December 19. Also, next month, I'll report what the psychic said about our nearby cabin.)

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, January 16, 2021, Becky

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Questions for the Psychic


Inquiring minds (Specifically Greg's and my minds!) want to know the answer to our questions about several strange happenings around our house, inside and out.

A few months ago, I contacted a psychic who told me about a man who used to live in our house before we bought it that had passed on. According to the psychic, he is still living with us in spirit, and we do believe she was right. 

We did a little ritual to try to get rid of him and any others that might be around, but apparently the spirit of the man is still with us. In all honesty, we didn't do the ritual she suggested, but rather another one that was in a book that is good for when you move into a new house. I used it because I already had those materials available, and I didn't want to waste them.

We decided that when we have more time, we need to do the ritual she suggested, and that we need to use a smudge stick that is burning properly. The last time I used it, it was barely burning. Since then, I have fixed it so that it burns the way it's supposed to.

I am the world's best procrastinator, and I have been really busy with my art, working on our house, and working on things for the upcoming holidays so I have neglected getting rid of negative entities since that is just not a top priority for me right now. (Maybe it should be, however!)

Here are some strange things that have been happening the past few weeks, so I have plenty of questions for the psychic:

In September, we had a yard sale, and after the sale was over, we were just playing around and decided to take some pictures-

I was a little taken aback to see these large orbs near and on Greg's legs and feet, even after all of these years of taking paranormal photos since I usually don't take pictures just to get strange things showing up in photos.

Next, Greg took my picture, and even more orbs were surrounding me! Plus, look at the colored streaks of ectoplasm on the ceiling of the porch! What was going on!

We started putting two and two together, and we decided that at least partially, it had to do with the spirit of the former owner since many of the things that were in the yard sale were his that came with the sale of the house. This included the large heart we found in our cabin that he had apparently made for his wife since he had good carpentry skills.

So our first question to the psychic is to professionally explain the paranormal activity going on in these two photographs.

Also, after we left the porch, we went toward our nearby cabin when we both smelled strong cigarette smoke. We looked around and no one was anywhere near us. We learned from a neighbor that the man who had lived in our house smoked cigarettes!

We'll see what the psychic that I'll call in a few weeks has to say about the phantom cigarette smoke!

Notice also, in the photo featuring me, the window on the far right. A couple of times, when I was in our living room, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, a partial figure of perhaps a man perhaps on the porch quickly passing by the window. When this happened, I quickly ran to the window to look outside, but I saw nothing! Greg was outside in another part of the yard, mowing.

So, I'll ask her what I saw. Was it merely a figment of my imagination, a passing vehicle, or something else?

I mentioned the cabin earlier, and I have written about it before. Here's a picture I took of some stuffed animals in the cabin. They were here when we bought the house.

I'm afraid it didn't turn out the way I intended. It is, of course, very blurred, not from the movement of the camera, but from paranormal activity. I tried taking another picture, and it turned out the same way. I got rid of all of my old dolls and stuffed animals after I saw a television show on the paranormal about spirits sometimes inhabiting images of  people and animals. 

We're really looking forward to finding out from the psychic what's going on in the cabin since it's apparently haunted, too, which I mentioned in previous blog posts.

I also have a couple of other things to ask her which I'll mention next month. There will probably be even more things, as well, knowing this place!

Be careful!

And happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, December 19, 2020, Becky

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Would You Buy a Haunted House?


I've recently been going through my many photographs, and I found three that I decided to put on this blog post. 

A few years ago, Greg and I were looking for a house to buy in Middle Tennessee. We looked at several before we found one that we really loved.

The following photos are of a house that we almost bought-

In the above photo is the den of the house. It looks perfectly normal except for the moonlike orb on the wall!

That isn't all!

Look at the mirror in the children's room with its orbs and lines!

I loved this bathroom. I thought it was so pretty! But, notice the white lines in this mirror! These are not found in a normal mirror!

Of course, just looking at the above rooms with the necked eye, most people, unless they are psychic, don't, as a rule, see orbs floating about, nor do they see lines in mirrors.

I don't see these things until they show up in the photographs I take. That is the same for my husband, Greg and my brother, Nick. We are all psychically gifted in that strange things often show up in the photographs we take.

I tell about our adventures in psychic photography in my book which is on Amazon. It's called, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind." Please see the widget above for more details.

As far as the house in the above photos goes, we loved parts of the house, the bathroom, the screened-in porch, and the beautiful kitchen. However, there were parts of the house we didn't really like. Besides, the paranormal stuff going on in there was not something we wanted to deal with at that time.

Here is more strange house stuff: The house we finally decided to buy in Tennessee was directly behind the house we almost bought, and the kitchen we loved finally came to us in the house in Virginia where we now live! The two kitchens could be twins! Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction!

Although the house we live in now is somewhat haunted, it's okay with us because it's our dream home. It's a semi-fixer-upper, and we've put a lot of ourselves into it, making it into the perfect house for us. So far, so good! Some unusual things have been happening the last few weeks in our house and cabin which I'll mention next month unless something else comes up! You just never know about the paranormal! It's just so darn  unpredictable!

Question: Would you buy and live in a haunted house?

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, November 21, 2020, Becky

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Creepy Virginia Creeper Trail


Greg and I recently visited the Virginia Creeper Trail which starts not far from where we live.

It was beautiful day. We enjoyed the picturesque scenery, and we took some pictures as we often do when we visit different places, especially when they're new to us.

I started noticing faint ectoplasm in some of the photographs like in the photo above. The horse and the small cluster of leaves behind the horse look washed out.

Not only that, look at the photo that Greg took of me below!

 When I saw this photo, I got a little upset, and said, "Just look at my face, arms, everything, bleached out! What's going on?" Greg assured me that it was okay, and reminded me of the picture I took of him on the grounds of a mansion in Georgia that is said to be haunted. In that photo, Greg's face, body, and most of the tree behind him appear to be bleached.

(The photo I took of Greg is in my paranormal book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" which is on Amazon. For more information, please see the widget above.)

A couple of days later, at home, I ran across an intriguing book that I had bought several years ago that I had never taken the time to read. The book is "Legends, Stories and Ghostly Tales of Abingdon and Washington County, Virginia" by Donna Akers Warmuth. This is the very area where we now live. I had bought the book sometime before we moved to our present home.

I decided to look through the book, and I found a couple of pages that mentioned the Virginia Creeper Trail! According to the book, there used to be train tracks where the nature trail is today. When the tracks were being laid, many of those that worked on the tracks died due to horrible working conditions, and their bodies were dumped along the tracks in shallow graves. Therefore, the area became haunted by the spirits of the men that had once worked there!

Sounds of moaning have been heard there at night, and dogs refuse to go on the Creeper Trail at night.

My advice is to go and see the beauty and walk the trail during the day, but by all means, don't go at night!

Our cabin update: More strange things have happened in connection with our cabin/house. I'll fill you in next month unless something else even bigger happens in the meantime. You just never know!

Thanks for visiting! Until, Saturday, October 17, 2020, Becky

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Weird Happenings at the Cabin


On my 5/16/20 "Spirit Photographs" blog post, "A Haunted Cabin," I wrote about the unfinished cabin that is on our property. I had done a ritual of smudging using white sage, and I had convinced myself that the cabin was free of any paranormal activity, but now, I don't think so for two reasons.

First of all, one day, a few weeks ago, I went on the porch of the cabin to see about the plant that was there, when I heard an unexplained noise come from inside the cabin. This is not unusual as this has happened before.

Then, just moments later, I felt the floor of the porch slightly, subtly, and briefly vibrate beneath my feet. I couldn't believe what I was feeling, since I would never have suspected something like that would happen. That was really weird, to say the least!

Cabin Porch

Then, a few days later, I saw Greg out working in the yard, and I decided to take a picture of him as an example of  a person doing something that he loved to do for my other blog, "The Art of Positive Living." 

That little plan was foiled, however, when, despite my holding my camera perfectly still, the whole picture looked as though I'd shaken it on purpose! I've encountered this same phenomenon before when in the presence of paranormal activity.

The cabin is directly behind the tree that Greg is standing in front of.

I started to wonder why the sage ritual that had worked successfully for me before had apparently not worked on the cabin. I finally decided that the new sage that I'd used was barely smoking, and that I'd have to work on the sage to make it burn better to get better results. 

We have been really busy working on our house the past few months, and I haven't had much extra time to devote to working anything such as the paranormal. However, I'm going to carve out some time soon to rid the cabin of  the weird happenings taking place there.

In a few months we hope to either rent out the cabin or to use it as a guest cottage, but the way things are now, I don't believe anyone would want to stay there unless they are real ghost enthusiasts with nerves of steel!

I'll have an update next month on the cabin, plus, Greg and are are planning to visit a creepy area near where we live soon, so please stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, September 19, 2020, Becky

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Haunted Lamp


A few weeks ago, Greg and I needed something to brighten our dimly lit dining room. We looked through an antique shop, and we found just the perfect solution to brighten up the room, a beautiful antique Victorian floor lamp for an unbelievably inexpensive price.

Antique Floor Lamp

We took the lamp home with us, and placed it in the dining room. We were tired, so we went on to bed. Before I went to sleep, it barely crossed my mind that the lamp might have something negative attached to it. As I was falling asleep, I dismissed the thought, and the image of the lamp gradually faded away.

During the night, I was awakened by the sound of a turning doorknob. (I'm a very light sleeper.) A couple of minutes later, I heard a loud thud coming from somewhere in the house, like something had dropped to the floor.

After a few minutes, when I didn't hear anything else, I decided that I'd not wake up Greg, that I must have just imagined that a doorknob had turned, that I had probably just dreamed it. And, I figured that our cats had knocked over something (like our new lamp!), although they rarely ever do.

After lying awake for a while, and not hearing anything else, I finally fell asleep again.

The next morning, I told Greg about what I'd heard during the night. We looked around the house, and everything looked the same, nothing had been turned over, and nothing had fallen to the floor or anywhere else. The cats were off the hook!

I suddenly looked at our newly-purchased antique lamp, and then it occurred to me that this lamp might have been the source of the sounds that I had heard last night. My first thought was to contact John Zaffis, the "Haunted Collector," from the old paranormal television series on Syfy (2011-2013), but I decided that idea was not feasible.

A better, easier solution was to get out my white sage and to smudge the lamp to get rid of any negative, or even evil, energy, spirits, or entities, which I did. After I performed the ritual, we haven't heard any other strange noises during the night or anytime, thank goodness!

Now, we just have a beautiful antique Victorian floor lamp with no negative entities attached! Happy!

For performing a smudging ritual, please see my previous paranormal blog post, posted on June 21, 2020, entitled "Getting Rid of Negative Entities."

I'd just like to caution everyone to be careful about anything you bring into your house, especially antiques. You just don't know where they have been, or what is attached to them.

Happy smudging!

Thanks for visiting!, Until Saturday, August 15, 2020, Becky