Friday, August 24, 2012

Ghost Tour


Recently, Greg and I had a frightfully delightful time on a local ghost tour in historic downtown Columbia, Tennessee.

                                               On the Court House Steps

The tour was short, sweet (and scary!), and to the point.  By using the word "short," I really mean the perfect amount of time of over an hour.  (We have been on some tours that were so long that we got bored and wished they would just hurry and end.  Once, it got so late that we decided to leave early.)  The tour had just enough history mixed in with the ghostly tales to make it interesting.

Our very professional tour guide was Adam Southern, accompanied by his wife, Kayla.  Both were dressed in Civil War garb which added a nice touch. 

We met at the court house which is supposed to be the most haunted place in the whole area.

There were plenty of tales of murder and mayhem.  Adam also told of his own personal experiences such as his encounter with the lady in white.  Strange things have even happened during the tour itself several times.

Since Adam works at the library, he has researched the ghostly goings-on in the town very thoroughly.  (The library was also one of the ten places featured on the tour.)

The only spirit photograph that we took on the tour was one that showed a small orb near the door of one of the buildings.

All in all, it was a memorable evening, reasonably priced, that I would highly recommend to anyone who likes to "walk on Columbia's dark side," as it says on the tour info.

Columbia Ghost Tour
Columbia, Tennessee
(931) 626-8368

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Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Haunted Workplace


                   Battlefield with faint orbs and frosty-looking grass in the summer!

My husband Greg works at a city utility building (which will remain anonymous!) that is on a civil war battlefield which was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the war.  He and his fellow workers have often had strange things happen while working at the water department filter plant.

Several times, Greg has seen something out of the corner of his eye, but when he looked around, nothing would be there!  Once, it was like a shadow moving along the floor.

One night, a worker at the plant said that when he entered one of the rooms, he found all of the utility certificates (that had been hanging on the wall) on the floor.

Another night, while in the break room, Greg and another guy he was working with, two different times, several days apart, heard the sound of a door latching.  No one else was in the building either time.  The guy with Greg said he was used to hearing noises like that. 

As if all this weren't enough, a few times Greg and a co-worker heard voices, like a conversation going on.  It happened once when Greg was listening to the radio, and it happened to the co-worker when he was back-washing a filter.  Apparently the entities use these devices to help them manifest sounds.

It's not just sights and sounds, at the filter plant.  Greg said that a few times when he was outside at work at 3:00 AM that he noticed the smell of perfume in the dead of winter!

In addition, Greg said that there is constantly a problem with the instruments at the filter plant which are run by electricity.

Used to, Greg had to work many nights by himself.  He just tried to stay busy and concentrate on his job (which I'm sure he always does anyway!).

Of course, night is prime time for spirits, but the ghostly goings-on are not just limited to after dark, because on the day shift, several of the workers have heard a strange knocking sound on the wall.

Greg and these other guys are braver than I would be! They certainly do earn their money!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

I Take Spirit Photos!


I have been interested in the paranormal since I was a child.  Even now, I have a childlike wonder of subjects such as space aliens, Stonehenge, crop circles, and, of course, ghosts.  I love shows that feature strange phenomena.  I'm most curious about ghosts, since I discovered a few years ago that I had the knack of taking pictures of the spirit world.  (I'm not alone in this as my brother and even my husband also have this same ability!)  We're nothing special.  We're just ordinary people who have had some extraordinary photographic experiences.

I plan to have a book out soon which details our adventures into the unknown.

I'd like to share with you a couple of my copyrighted supernatural photos.

I am a re-designer and organizer as well as an amateur photographer.  One day, as I was rearranging some furniture in a client's house, I noticed some ectoplasm in a photo I'd taken while documenting "before" and "after" pictures, as I always do when I work on a job.  (Believe it or not, most of the time, I don't even think about taking pictures of spirits, nor do I see them ahead of time.  They just occasionally decide to show up when I least expect it!)

                                       The ectoplasm is pretty obvious in this photo.

My mother and I were greeting someone we know when my husband Greg snapped this photo.

It looks as though the tiny orb above this man's head (whose face is blacked out for privacy) is reflecting on his bald spot.  Guess some orbs even have a sense of humor!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Falcon Rest


A few weeks ago, Greg and I visited a really interesting place, Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens.

We had a delicious lunch there which even included pink lemonade!

We also enjoyed browsing their gift shop which is chock full of all sorts of intriguing items.  We even bought a couple of things.

Afterwards, we took an informative tour of the mansion.

The tour turned into a semi-ghost tour as we questioned our tour guide about some eerie things that we'd read about on the Falcon Rest web site, including a figure in one of the windows of the old house.

This is our own picture of the haunted window, but we don't believe anything strange showed up in our photo as the eerie-looking ectoplasm is merely clouds reflected in the panes of glass.

She told us several personal paranormal experiences she'd had there, including a child's ball rolling on its own!

Visitors aren't allowed to take pictures inside the mansion.  If we had taken some, we know we'd have left with a lot of  interesting photos!

We toured the beautiful grounds on our own.

There are all kinds of fun things to do at Falcon Rest.  Be sure and check out their great web site.

Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens
2645 Faulkner Springs Road
McMinnville, TN 37110

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Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky