Sunday, February 16, 2020

Consulting a Psychic About Strange Goings-on


On my last blog post that I posted on Saturday, January 18, entitled "Christmas Spirits," I told about mysterious happenings in our old house that we've lived in for the past six months. I said in that post that there would probably be more strange things happening between then and now, and there have been. I also said I was going to consult a psychic about the strange goings-on, and I did.

Here's what happened-

The day after I posted my blog post, my husband, Greg, was in our downstairs bathroom, getting dressed, and our two cats, Kallie and Mitzi, were with me in the kitchen where I was giving them coconut oil which they love. Suddenly, I heard a rather loud noise like someone had dropped something on the floor above the cats and me which would be in the storage room where I've heard noises before.

About three times the night before, Greg and I both heard noises in the house after we had gone to bed. It was like a door was being opened and closed. Once there was a squeaking noise like the storage room door makes when it's pushed a certain way.

Finally, on January 22, I contacted an excellent psychic about all that was happening. I asked her one simple question, "Is our house haunted?"

She gave me her answer- that our 1901 house was, indeed, haunted by the spirit of a man who had previously lived here. He hangs around to see what's going on. He's very territorial, interested in what we're doing. He doesn't like us messing with his house.

He was not a nice person. He cheated people and even hit his wife. He was so mean that he is afraid to move on to the light, so he stays in our house.

The psychic told us what to do. She said to talk to him and to tell him nicely to leave us alone, that we need to fix the house.

We need to get rid of the negative energy, the sadness in the house. She suggested smudging, which we have done before on our other houses, but I also know of another method which I'll try first, by burning salt which I already have. We're just waiting for warmer weather so we can open the windows while we're doing our ritual.

Since I talked with the psychic, things seem to have calmed down quite a bit. Thankfully, we have had only a couple of weird occurrences the last few weeks.

One night, when Greg and I were in our bedroom, I quietly asked him if he'd noticed any "funny stuff" going on, and he said he hadn't. Then, the next morning, I went over to the heater in our bedroom, to turn it off, but it was already off. Greg said he had not turned it off. I figured it was our resident spirit that was letting me know that he was still here, and he wanted to show me an example of some funny stuff that I had asked Greg about. I decided to tell the spirit that we didn't want the heater messed with any more, to leave it alone.

Also, another night, Greg heard a knocking noise as he came out of our bathroom that is adjacent to our bedroom.

Besides noises, we also have photographic evidence of something strange, something that we can't explain-

Part of the time, Greg feeds our cats. I thought it was so cute, Kallie and Mitzi trailing behind him as he took their food to their room for them to eat, so I took this picture, above. Little did I know something strange would show up in that photo. (This was taken at the end of January, but we still hadn't put away all of our Christmas decorations for various reasons.)

Elaine Watson, a talented local psychic who helped advise me on my book,"Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," (which is for sale on Amazon) said that anything that glows in a photograph is most assuredly paranormal.

The supernatural beat goes on, until we can get our cleansing salt ritual going. We may even follow up with smudging which surely wouldn't hurt!

I'll let you know more next time.

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

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Christmas Spirits?


Christmas may be over, but some of it's weird effects keep lingering on my mind.

Greg and I worked pretty hard, getting ready for the visit of some of our family members on Christmas Day, so I took a few pictures of our Christmas decorations after everyone had left, to remember how festive everything had looked.

A couple of days later, I glanced over at our manger scene, and I noticed that the three wise men were no longer facing the holy family, but were turned facing in the direction of where Greg and I normally sit in our living room!

Close-up Photo of Manger Scene

I thought that was a little strange, but I put it out of my mind, and like Miss Scarlet in "Gone with the Wind," I decided I'd wait and think about it tomorrow.

However, it was just a couple of hours ago that I checked all of the pictures I'd taken that included the manger scene, and in a picture I'd taken of three family members opening their gifts, the manger scene was normal. I compared it to a picture I'd taken just after everyone had left, right after the opening of the gifts, and the wise men were facing away from the manger scene.

Could one of the visitors have moved the wise men for fun when no one was looking? Absolutely, but after what happened a few minutes after the celebration was over, I believe that it wasn't one of our visitors that moved them....

Greg and I had put our two cats in their room right before the celebration started, and we decided to leave them there for a few more minutes after the celebration was over while we opened our gifts for each other since the cats try to eat the ribbons, etc.

Just as we had finished unwrapping our gifts, and were discussing letting the cats out, they came down the stairs and into the living room. We were shocked since the door was hooked on the outside. We couldn't believe they had gotten out on their own!

Outside the Cats' Room

Close-up of the Latch on the Cats' Door

We were telling one of our friends about these strange Christmas happenings, and she said she was getting chills just hearing about them.

More weird things have happened since then, and even more strange things will happen, no doubt, which I'll tell you about during my next blog post in February.

In fact, I'm getting just a little unnerved, so I'm planning to contact a psychic in a few days to find out what's behind the shenanigans of these Christmas spirits, and beyond!

Hope you have a happy rest of the new year!

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

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Large Orbs, and a Ghostly Handyman?


First of all, I have two really intriguing spirit photographs to show you that my sister-in-law Cris sent to me.

Here is the first one-

Several years ago, Cris's friend took a picture (above) of Cris, two llamas, and several orbs on a cold night in the snow. A couple of the orbs are rather large.

Her picture-taker friend has a gift for taking spirit photographs just as Cris herself does, as evidenced by another photograph she sent me-

This is a photo that Cris took of a large family reunion and a large orb! To the left of the orb in the center is another faint orb. 

Spirits seem to be drawn to places where there are special gatherings of people like at reunions, churches, parties, holidays, etc.

Thanks, Cris, for sending these great photographs of orbs!

Although I don't have any spirit photographs to show of my own this month (which is unusual for me!), I do have a personal spirit story to tell, that just happened today!

Late this afternoon, Greg and I went to our storage building which is behind our house. I don't often go there with Greg, but there was something I wanted to put in there while he looked for something he needed. 

As he turned the door knob, he said that he had noticed for the past week that the door knob to the building wasn't loose any more, that it was like a handyman had come by and fixed it, although no one had. He was so desperate for an answer that he even asked me if I had fixed it. (Now that's funny! Ha, ha!) 

He even theorized that the cold weather might have tightened it up!

He had thought about fixing it himself, but wasn't quite sure how to do it, so he'd put off working on it. Also, he's been busy working on other, more pressing projects lately.

Then, we looked at each other, and had to be honest with ourselves about how the door knob got fixed-The man who had lived in our house, and had expertly built the cabin on our property, and had died a few months ago, apparently had put his skill to work on "his" doorknob! He either just loves doing that type of work or he saw a need and fixed it or he has finally accepted us, and decided to help us out!

Now, if he would just go upstairs in our house and do some work on a couple of unfinished rooms, (We're having to wait for a carpenter to come and do some work.) we'd be even happier and more appreciative!

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, January 18, 2020!, Becky

Sunday, November 17, 2019

A Haunted Swamp?


For the past few years, Greg and I have had to travel quite a bit from Middle Tennessee to East Tennessee since we have family there. Now that we live in Southwest, Virginia, we go back to Middle Tennessee occasionally to take care of some things.

On our 5-6 plus hour-long trips, we nearly always stop at our favorite convenience store on the way that has a pond that is actually run-off from the parking lot. We fondly refer to it as "The Swamp."

Since I do photography and sell downloads of my photos, I take lots of pictures everywhere I go. This swamp is at times actually very picturesque with its wildflowers and green algae covering the water. I've gotten many amazing photographs there.

But, one of the most amazing is this one below-

This is a photo I took at night in which there appears to be a large orb with some ectoplasm.

I've taken pictures there before, during the day, and I've gotten ectoplasm in some of those.

For some reason or other, this place seems to be really haunted. It could be because of wildlife like birds, snakes and even beavers that have perished there.

It would make a great setting for a murder mystery, a body found there in the swamp!

Anyway, for the most part, like most places, this run-off or pond or swamp looks harmless enough during the day unless you get ectoplasm in your photographs, but it looks and feels really eerie at night.

In the meantime, what was going on at the local dump a few months ago? (See photo below.)


(Here's a special, rather shocking note, something I just noticed a few minutes ago, just as I was getting ready to publish this post: There are two small orbs on the umbrella in the photo above! That is something to contemplate, to try to explain. Food for thought!)

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Eerie Apparition in England!


Have I got an eerie photo to show you!

A few weeks ago, my brother, Nick, and his wife and son went on a trip to England. Nick always sends us any unusual photos that he takes while traveling.

Well, the following photographs are certainly unusual, to say the least!-

This is a photograph of Salisbury Cathedral in England at night. If that's not creepy enough, look at the close-up in the next photo!

What is this?!!!

Here's how Nick's and my emails went, back and forth, about this strange photo-

Nick-"I was going over some of the England pics last night and came across this eerie figure in a nighttime photo at Salisbury Cathedral. I remember that no one else was on the cathedral grounds as it was about 10 pm. I've included the original and a close-up. I didn't notice anything unusual when I took the pic and hadn't seen the figure until now.
Let me know what you think!"

Becky-"Wow! Scary, creepy! Greg and I were amazed by this photo! To us, it looks like a woman in a period dress, riding some kind of animal like a horse. Their faces are almost scull-like. I believe this is an apparition because what else could it be? If you remember in my book ("Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" on Amazon) on page 72, there was an apparition inside SALISBURY CATHEDRAL! That place must really be haunted! You were lucky to have captured this as apparitions on camera, of course, as you know, are rare. Good job!"

In another related email, Nick went on to say, "I wish we'd had more time around the cathedral that night but we were all tired. Understandably, that area had a very real feeling of eeriness and foreboding. I was hoping to find something of interest in the several pics I took and (was) really surprised when I later noticed the figure. Many times these types of images just sort of look like a certain form or shape by being "matrixed" by your brain into something which really isn't there. But, this object does look real, whatever it is...."

Thanks, Nick, for sharing!

Nick, as well as Greg and I, all have the gift of taking spirit photographs. I chronicle all of this in my book.

Nick is the one who took the famous June Tolliver House ghost photo. That photo is in a chapter of my book. To order the book, just click the link above.

Next week, Greg and I will be going to see the Barter Theatre (in Abingdon, Virginia) production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" which is one of my favorite stories of all time.

In a Convenience Store Window

Happy Halloween!
Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, November 16, 2019, Becky

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Is Our "New" Old (Circa 1901) House Haunted?


Greg and I just recently moved to a house that we really like, but since it's so old, we wondered if it might be haunted. We've been in our new home now for two months, and we've about concluded that it is, indeed, haunted.

A house that has been around for 118 years would most certainly have at least one spirit or ghost in it!

To provide evidence for my claim, just look at the following photograph that I took during our yard sale earlier this month-

All I did to this photo was crop it off to show the paranormal aspects better, and I also added my watermark.

I cropped it even more in this photo-

Notice the obvious ectoplasm, as well as orbs, on the left side of the photo. Also, notice the antique mirrors leaning against the wall of the house. Each one has a paranormal white line running through it.

About an hour after our yard sale, I heard a loud crash upstairs. I ran up to see what had happened, when our two cats, Kallie and Mitzi, came running out of a room. I wondered what they had done, what they had been up to, but I looked around, and found nothing was amiss. Were our cats running out of the room, not in guilt over something they had done, but in fear?

I finally concluded that the former owner of the house who just recently died, didn't like us selling some of the items in the yard sale that were left at this house that he had previously owned. For example, the large orb in the photo is right above a Christmas tree that is in the white box.

What's more, there are more signs that this house is haunted-
-I took a picture of Mitzi on the stairway, and the part near her and on her were bleached out.
-Kallie often just stares up the stairway at night when no one is up there. What does she see?
-I took pictures of Greg as he was opening his birthday gifts, and ectoplasm showed up in several of the photos.
-A small potted tree on the front porch just fell over on its own; a string that was holding it upright broke. We don't know how that happened since it wasn't even windy that day.

Also, we have a little cabin on our property that's unfinished. It has no electricity or water. One day I was on the porch when I heard a noise come from the inside. How could that be when no one was in there? The door was even locked! It was supposed to have been a workshop, but apparently, the owner died before it was finished.

Our Haunted Cabin (Notice the ectoplasm!)

So, not only is our old house haunted, but our cabin is, as well, and it isn't even old!

All of this is okay with Greg and me since there doesn't seem to be any evil attached to anything that's happened so far. Besides, we're used to living in haunted houses! I tell about our houses as well as other paranormal experiences in my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind." To learn more, please click on the link above.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, October 19, 2019, Becky

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Is Fall Creek Falls State Park Haunted?


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