FastPencil

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Supporters of the Paranormal

Welcome!

Here, at year's end, I'd just like to express my appreciation to all of you who have supported this blog and my new book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."

At the risk of leaving someone out, I'd like to thank, among others, my Followers, my blog readers, those who helped me get my book published, those who came to my book signings, those who hosted my book signings, those who have bought my book, those who plan to buy my book, those who wrote articles and blog posts about my book, those who have sent me complimentary emails and letters and have said nice things to me in person, those who have told others about my blog and book, those who have liked my book page on Facebook, and those who showed up at the first "Ghosts of the Gap" event in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  (If I accidentally left anyone out, I'm thankful for you, too!)

Speaking of "Ghosts of the Gap," I'd especially like to thank the wonderful paranormal group who does ghost investigations for people around the Southwest Virginia, etc. area, the Black Mountain Paranormal Society.  I met some of the members at my Big Stone Gap book signing and worked with them during the "Ghosts of the Gap" event.  This spiritual group has been very supportive of both my blog and book.


                  Me, with a Few Members of the Black Mountain Paranormal Society

Check out their interesting Facebook page, and videos on You Tube!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, December 21, 2013

"The Post" Newspaper Paranormal Article, Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Welcome!



Glenn Gannaway, a writer for "The Post" newspaper in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, wrote an interesting article about my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."  I'd like to share excerpts from that article with you on this blog post. 

The July 25, 2013 article is entitled, "Drama Alum Documents Paranormal Activity."

"(Becky) Arnott's sensitivity to the spirit world goes back to her childhood, when she and her brother were afraid to go upstairs, in their...Big Stone Gap home...They found out later that someone had died upstairs.

Arnott's previous home in (East Tennessee) was also haunted, she said: 'we just can't seem to get away from these things.'

The book is compiled from about 80 photo albums.  Arnott went through all the albums methodically to see if she could pick out anything suggesting paranormal activity.

...her book includes about 110 (paranormal) photographs and some text in 105 pages.  Included are pictures taken in the British Isles...

...ghost stories are included in the book, including the notorious story of the ghost that was photographed in a window of the June Tolliver House by her brother Nick when he was a schoolboy...Arnott has...interviewed several people about their Tolliver house experiences...Arnott said, 'I have eyewitnesses, people who have seen things and heard things.' "

F.Y.I.
www.thecoalfieldprogress.com

Get your copy of "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" now for only $12.95.  (You can order from Fast Pencil at the top of this blog post.  Thanks!)


                                           Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Two Scary Incidents

Welcome!

I recently had a couple of scary incidents at our house which left me shaken.  When the incidents occurred, I was all alone except for our two psychic cats Kallie and Mitzi. 

During the first incident, I was in the kitchen, playing with Kallie while Mitzi was resting on our kitchen chair.  Suddenly, with no warning, Mitzi bolted off the chair and raced up the stairs to the second floor.  Afterwards, Kallie ran into the dining room, stopped, and just stared into the adjacent living room, like she was looking at something.  I was so taken aback, I just stood there, trying to decide what to do.  I wasn't sure I really wanted to know what Kallie saw which must have been the same thing that Mitzi had apparently heard.  I did nothing and things soon returned to normal.  Later, I wished that I had been brave, had gone into the living room, grabbed my camera on the living room couch, and had taken a paranormal picture that I could have put on this blog post.


                                                                   Mitzi

The next night, I was on the third floor, gathering some Christmas decorations to use the next day.  Suddenly, I heard a noise behind me.  I turned quickly around and saw nothing.  I glanced at Kallie who was lying on the window seat.  She was staring right toward the area from which the noise had come.  I quickly gathered my items and left.


                                                                  Kallie

My observations about the two above scary incidents are:

Regarding the first incident, I remember our psychic next door telling us that our living room was a pass-through for spirits.  It's anyone's guess as to who the spirit was or why it was there, assuming it was a spirit that the cats seemed to detect.

Ever since we've been in our new house, I've never liked going to the third floor.  It makes me feel uneasy, although our psychic said we had nothing to fear in that area.  Besides, she told us to never let them know we're afraid.

What gets me is that unless you're psychic, you really don't know whether an entity that you come into contact with is your deceased  grandmother or an evil entity that could even pose as your deceased grandmother!  However, on a TV show one night, I thankfully heard that most entities are not evil.

For more scary stories and actual paranormal photos (over 100!), pick up a copy of my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by me, Becky Arnott.  It's a bargain at $12.95!  Thanks!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Monday, December 9, 2013

Now on YouTube!

You can now view my paranormal video on YouTube! Check out this one in case you haven't seen it.
http://youtu.be/xNW869WNblY

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Perfect Paranormal Gift!

Welcome!

Question: Guess what the perfect gift would be for those on your gift list that are intrigued by the paranormal?

Hint:  It's a book that has true ghostly stories and over a hundred real paranormal photographs (never before published in book form) taken mostly in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, as well as a couple of other Southern states, and even in Europe.  It's about ordinary people who have had some extraordinary ghostly encounters.  It describes various paranormal phenomena with photographic examples of each.  It goes beyond your usual run-of-the-mill ghost book.  Some people have found that it's even right down scary, even though I feel it's spiritual, as well.  In any case, it's thought-provoking!  (If you're into paranormal, you might even give it to yourself as a gift, if you haven't already!)  Also, the price is right!  It's only $12.95 plus shipping or taxes, according to where you buy it.

Answer:  If you guessed that the perfect paranormal gift that I hinted at was the book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," by Becky Arnott, you'd have been correct!



(Please see my 11/2/13 blog post on where to get one or more copies.  Also, check out my video of taking a paranormal photo on my Facebook page-See the Facebook icon below.  Also, "like" the page while there.  Thanks!)

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Spring Hill Public Library Book Signing

Welcome!

I just got back from the book signing at the Spring Hill Public Library in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  If you didn't make it, I wish you could have been there. 


First of all, I'd like to thank the library staff for hosting my "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" book signing, for the advertising, refreshments, etc.  Everyone was friendly and helpful.

The attractive library is a great resource for the community.

I'd like to share with you a little bit of what went on there today, in words and pictures.





They have some really nice art work on display.  Being an artist, of course, I would notice that.


Imagine yourself, sitting here next to this wonderful lighted globe, enjoying a book like "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," since the library now has a copy in their permanent collection.

While there, I just had to ask this important question-Is Spring Hill Public Library haunted?  To which everyone on staff that I talked to replied that no, it was not haunted.  (This is a far cry from the Maury County Public Library in Columbia, Tennessee that has a resident ghost, the "lady in white" which I wrote about in my 10/21/13 blog post.)


I do wonder though, with all these Civil War artifacts from the surrounding area on display in this library, who knows what goes on once the lights are off and everyone has left for the day.  Bet you could get some interesting pictures!


Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mischievous Spirits?

Welcome!

A few mornings ago, while I was fixing breakfast, I encountered something mysterious.  As I was looking out our kitchen window near the sink, I noticed that a couple of our little decorative pots had been pushed toward the window several inches away from their usual spot.  I immediately thought that perhaps our cat Kallie had moved them, but then, I started  wondering how they were moved without being broken.  Also, she'd never done that before, and she rarely ever gets in that window.  When she does, she just gently walks or jumps over the pots.


                                 This is how our pots usually look in our window.


This is how the pots on the right looked after something had moved them.  This is exactly how I found them a few mornings ago.  I really notice things like this, especially since I'm a professional organizer.  I  like everything neat and in place.

Then, the next day, as I was fixing a meal, I reached for the nutmeg in our kitchen cabinet, and it was sitting in its usual spot, upside down!  I reasoned that I'd been working hard the past few days, but I knew that I couldn't have been so tired that I'd have put it in the cabinet upside down!  I asked Greg about the nutmeg, and he said he hadn't touched it.

However, when things like this happen, you try to come up with logical explanations.  Usually, there is a reason for what has occurred, but some things just can't be explained away that readily. 

If the unusual things that happened a few days ago weren't due to our cats or Greg or me, could it be because of mischievous spirits?

In my mind, mischievous is okay, as long as it's just a few pots that are moved around.  There's no harm done.  However, if it gets to the point where things start flying through the air toward your head, like they did at our next door neighbor's, that's when it's time to be concerned, and to take action.

I find it's very helpful, especially while I'm by myself in the house, to say a prayer and to ask the angels for protection.  Good is always more powerful than evil.  Thank goodness!

Next Saturday, November 23, 2013, there will be a book signing for my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" at the Spring Hill Public Library in Spring Hill, Tennessee from 10:00-11:00 AM.  In addition to signing books, I'll also be demonstrating taking spirit photographs.  Light refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there!


Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Comments from Fans of "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind"

Welcome!

I just recently received a really nice letter from someone who had read my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."  With the risk of looking as though I'm bragging (for I certainly don't mean to do that!  I just wanted you to know that several people think that my book is worthwhile.), it inspired me to share it, along with some other comments that people have made about my new book.


Here is a portion of the letter that I mentioned above:

"I think your book is terrific.  I love how you captured so many entities by taking pictures.  I especially liked the one of the June Tolliver House.  (Although I didn't take that one!)  Now, when I go by there, I always look to see if someone is looking out the window at me.  Your book is great."

Here are some other comments via email, in person, etc.:

"Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" is extremely interesting and thought provoking!  What amazing pictures you have taken and collected!...I have been sharing information on your book with others.  I admire your courage and perseverance."

"I love your book."

"I'll...always be a fan of yours."

I'm so grateful for comments like these from people who have read my book.  I'm a little overwhelmed, for I didn't actually expect the response I've gotten.

The book really didn't take much courage, because I knew I had a story I had to tell, and I just decided it was something that I needed to do, no matter what the reaction was.  I think it's good to express our thoughts and feelings as long as we don't hurt others or ourselves.

I believe it's a book that almost everyone can relate to, for most people, whether they admit it or not, have had some kind of personal experience with the paranormal at some time in their lives.

The truth is, there are things that we just don't understand.  Life is a fascinating mystery that is just waiting to be solved.

I really appreciate any of you that are spreading the word about my book, whether by word of mouth, by Facebook, or however, for if this book does well, I'm planning a second paranormal book for next year which would include among other things, chapters on an enchanted park in East Tennessee, a paranormal ghost-hunting group in Southwest Virginia, and the supernatural goings-on in our present home.

If you're in the area, please stop by and see me at the book signing for my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," at the Spring Hill Library in Spring Hill, Tennessee on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 AM.  Light refreshments will be provided.

To "like" "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" on Facebook, please see the Facebook icon below!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, with love and appreciation, Becky










 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

"Paranormal Photographer"

Welcome!

In a recent local newspaper article about the "Ghosts in the Gap" event in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, I was referred to as a "paranormal photographer."  I guess that's a pretty good description of what I do, but I don't feel I'm any more special than anyone else because I have this ability.

In fact, we all have paranormal or psychic abilities, if we only realized it.  In some people, it's just a little more highly developed than in others.  Psychic ability can take many forms: predicting the future by reading tarot cards, etc., psychic dreams, seeing spirits, and, of course, taking paranormal photos, among others.

During last weekend's "Ghosts of the Gap," one of the people that came by (for my talk about the June Tolliver House and its ghosts and a demonstration of taking paranormal photos), felt like he couldn't take a paranormal photo since he had tried once and had failed.  I encouraged him to try it again, and by golly, he did it!  He seemed elated for having done so.  His picture looked about as good as mine.

The paranormal is a fascinating subject, and if you enjoy paranormal photos and stories, check out my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."  It has real paranormal photos that I, and others that I know, took, and true ghostly stories mostly from East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Lately, I have been wearing this button when I go out-


It was designed by talented graphic designer Lynn Ashley who owns Good Shepherd Graphics in Columbia, Tennessee.  It was made into a button by Dan Olson, owner of Imaginart Promotions in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

People ask me how to get a copy of my book.  It's easy.

You can:
Order online from:
www.fastpencil.com  (See the picture of my book [widget] at the top of this blog post.)
- www.amazon.com
- www.barnesandnoble.com
Buy from local shops:
-June Tolliver House, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
-The Clapboard House, Wise, Virginia
-Atlantis, Johnson City, Tennessee
-The Old Curiosity Book Shop, Columbia, Tennessee

Please let me know how you like my book!  Enjoy!

Please see the Facebook icon below to like "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" on Facebook!  Thanks!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Monday, October 28, 2013

"Ghosts of the Gap" Event

Welcome!


I just wanted you to know that the Saturday, October 26 event, "Ghosts of the Gap," in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, was a great success.  (It was the first of its kind in that region.)  It was so successful that I heard talk that it might even become an annual event! 

I felt lucky to be a part of "Ghosts of the Gap" which was planned and presented by the Black Mountain Paranormal Society and the volunteers at the June Tolliver House and the John Fox, Jr. Museum.  They all did an outstanding job.

In a few words and pictures, I'd like to share part of the "Ghosts of the Gap" event with you.


This is the John Fox, Jr. Museum where psychic Justin Chase Mullins held a gallery reading.


The June Tolliver House was ready for this spooktacular event!


The Black Mountain Paranormal Society gave ghost tours of both the Fox house and the Tolliver House.


There was a gifted tarot card reader in the John Fox, Jr. room who did a reading for Greg and several other people.


I gave a little presentation about the haunted June Tolliver House which is featured in a chapter of my new book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."


This is an old newspaper clipping which tells about my brother Nick's June Tolliver House ghost picture which I sent to a local newspaper in 1978.  This photo is featured in my book.


I demonstrated taking a paranormal photo to the participants who came through the house.


My book is on sale in the June Tolliver House gift shop.  (To like "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" on Facebook, please click on the Facebook icon below.  Thanks!)


You could even fix and enjoy s'mores by the fire outside.

To summarize: A good time was had by all!


                                                              Happy Halloween!

Thanks for visiting!   Until next Saturday, Becky
The contents of this blog is under the copyright of Becky Arnott.

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Book Signing at Maury County Public Library

Welcome!

Last week, there was a book signing at the Maury County Public Library in Columbia, Tennessee for my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."


First of all, I'd like to thank those who came to the signing and bought my books, and I'd like to express a special thanks to Adam Southern, reference librarian, who hosted this event, complete with refreshments.

Here's what happened during part of my visit to the library, in words and pictures: (As always, all blog post material is under the copyright of Becky Arnott.)


                           This old sign was restored for its present use in the library.


                                                          Site of the Book Signing


Here are two of our participants (Molly Brasfield and Debbie Brasfield) with Adam Southern who, besides working in the library, also gives ghost tours of Columbia.  (Please see my Friday, August 24, 2012 blog post for more information.)


While there, I tried to capture the spirit world on film, as Adam told us that the library was haunted.  I was hoping that ectoplasm or some other spirit phenomenon would show up in the mirror that I brought with me from home, but all I got were streaks (because it's an old mirror) and reflections.* (See below.)


If you have really sharp eyes, you can see one very faint orb on the floor area.  The reason I took pictures in this part of the library is because Adam said that this is where the "lady in white" has often been spotted, especially around 8:00 PM.  (I'll have you know that we all evacuated the building before eight o'clock!  It's one thing to take a picture of some orbs, but quite another for a spirit to make an appearance right before your very eyes!)


Someone who was at the signing said that she went over and casually touched the mouse of one of the computers, and shortly after it came on, the computer beside it turned itself on!  Guess that was a high-tech type of ghost!


*Look how different the mirror looks in this picture that I took after I got back home that night!  I've about concluded that the imagery in at least some of the mirrors changes as they are moved to different places.

The paranormal is always so intriguing! 

Thanks for visiting!  (My next blog post will be next Monday, October 28 when I'll tell about the paranormal happenings at a big paranormal event in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.  Please see the end of my last blog post [Sunday, October 13] for details.)  -Becky

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Old Curiosity Shop Book Signing

Welcome!

For those of you who didn't make it to my book signing for "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" at The Old Curiosity Book Shop yesterday, I'm going to give you some idea of what it was like to be there in words and pictures. 


Here's where the book signing took place, The Old Curiosity Book Shop in Columbia, Tennessee.



I really enjoyed talking with Linda Pilkinton who's a real fan of the paranormal.  She had some interesting stories to tell me, as well!


If you missed being at this book signing, it's not too late to purchase an autographed copy at The Old Curiosity Book Shop.

For a related blog post on The Old Curiosity Book Shop, please see my other blog, www.theartofpositiveliving.blogspot.com . for Sunday, October 13.


I would love for you to be at my next book signing in Columbia, which will be at the Maury County Public Library from 6:30-7:30 PM.  Before the signing, I'll be giving a brief talk about my book and demonstrating taking a paranormal photo.  Hope to see you there!

Also, be sure and come to the big event in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, "Ghosts of the Gap," on Saturday, October 26. 

At the John Fox, Jr. Museum from 5:00-7:00 PM, Justin Chase Mullins, one of the top psychics in the world will be doing a gallery reading. 

Then, from 8:00-11:00 PM, there will be ghost walk tours of both the Fox Museum and the June Tolliver House.

Also, from 8:00-11:00 PM, different activities will be going on in the Tolliver House:
-A reveal of the Black Mountain Paranormal Society's investigation of both the June Tolliver House and the John Fox, Jr. Museum
-Wendy Welch, telling ghost stories
-Becky Arnott (That's me!) telling about her book and doing a paranormal photography demonstration

For more info about tickets, etc., please email Holly Mullins at jean_02@hotmail.com .

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Three Upcoming Paranormal-Related Events

Welcome!

Just in time for the Halloween season, I'd like to tell you about three events that are related to the paranormal which are coming up this month.  I happen to be involved with all three, and happily so, because I've always been intrigued with all things paranormal. 

Here is a list of the events:

-A book signing for my book, Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind, at The Old Curiosity Book Shop in Columbia, Tennessee on Saturday, October 12 from noon until 3:00 PM 


     The Old Curiosity Book Shop, All Dressed up for the Recent Southern Fried Festival

Please come by and see me.  I'll be glad to talk with you and answer any questions regarding my book.  I can personalize a book for you and/or for someone else.  These make nice, unique gifts.

-Another book signing for my book at the Maury County Public Library in Columbia, Tennessee on Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 until 7:30 PM

-"Ghosts of the Gap"-This is a once-in-a-lifetime special event in Big Stone Gap, Virginia at the June Tolliver House and at the John Fox, Jr. Museum on Saturday, October 26.  It involves a regionally famous psychic giving readings, a group giving ghost tours, and me telling about my book and doing a demonstration.  I'll tell more about this event in the next two weeks.  If you think you'd be interested, contact Holly at: jean_02@hotmail.com .

Please email me if you have a question about any of these events.

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Psychic Tour

Welcome!

Every few days, things happen that confirm for Greg and me that the psychic who toured our house a few weeks ago was correct about several things that she sensed.

During the tour, before we even went upstairs, she said that there was something strange about a room right above our heads.  When we got to that room, which we're gradually turning into a guest room, she pointed to a marble-topped table to which she said a lady spirit was attached.  The spirit had owned this antique table in the 1930's, way before we had acquired it.  When she was alive, she'd have her morning coffee on it, although she had the table sitting to the side rather than in front as you normally would a coffee table.  The psychic said the spirit liked the table where it was placed now in our room.  (That tidbit of info makes you feel a little strange and uneasy, because you hope she's going to like the changes we make to the room!  We'd think twice before moving that table somewhere else.  Of course, this is our house.  Living with spirits is not easy!)

The photo below was taken just a few days ago.  I snapped this photo so that we could take it with us when shopping for paint and additional furniture, etc.  Notice the wisp of ectoplasm on the tea pot handle and the orb in the upper right corner.  Does that mean that there is more than one spirit in this room?  We may have to consult with our psychic again sometime. 


Oh, and by the way, a few minutes after the psychic had left, I went back into that room and detected a strong floral fragrance which was in no other part of the house!

Announcement:  Two book signings for my new book, Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind, are coming up next month:
-Saturday, October 12 from noon until 3:00 PM at the Old Curiosity Book Shop in Columbia, Tennessee
-Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM at the Maury County Public Library in Columbia, Tennessee

Hope to see you all there!

Thanks for visiting!  until next Saturday, Becky




Saturday, September 21, 2013

Paranormal Incidents

Welcome!

I was in the shower earlier this week when I tried to think of what I was going to write about today on my "Spirit Photographs" blog.  I didn't have to ponder that for long, for just after I'd turned on the shower, I heard a faint squeaking sound.  I wondered what the noise could be, but I couldn't come up with an explanation.  Then, a couple of minutes later, I heard the same noise again.  I determined that it had come from the vicinity of our bedroom.  I finally decided that it sounded like our bedroom doorknob.  After I got out of the shower, I went over to the bedroom door and tried the doorknob.  Sure enough, that was the same unmistakable sound that I had heard when I was in the shower.  Of course, there was no one else home at the time.  It was just as if someone (or something) had entered the room, and then, had left.  (Several times before, I've heard a louder squeaking sound while I was upstairs in our bedroom.  It seemed as though it came from downstairs.  It sounded just like the kitchen closet doorknob was being turned.)



As I mentioned in my last blog post, we've tried to coexist with the spirits in our new house, although it can be a little unnerving at times.  It's especially rough when you're in the shower, as that is one of the times when you are most vulnerable.  Who can ever forget the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie, Psycho?

Also, in my new book, Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind, I tell about the paranormal incident that happened to my brother while he was alone in the shower.

Spirits seemed to be attracted to water.  It can even help them to manifest.

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Fear Factor

Welcome!




I thought I'd write a post about fear, as it's something that has been on my mind lately.

First of all, in the recent past, because of my husband's old work schedule, I had to be by myself for a while after dark.  You know how that can be.  No matter who you are or what your age, every creaking sound that you hear, you imagine to be someone or something ominous.  This can put your nerves on edge.

My fear became so bad that, as I said in my 9/1/13 blog post, I had a psychic come in and investigate our house.  She assured me that everything would be fine if we got rid of  just one item.  She said to never let spirits know that you are afraid of them.  Although we still have a few spirits in our house that are attached to furniture that we really like, she said that those spirits are not harmful.  Greg and I just decided to co-exist with them, so now everything seems fine.  They're in their world, and we're in ours.  Sometimes we're afraid of things because we don't understand them.

We are all so different in the things that we fear.  For example, taking pictures of spirits doesn't bother me at all.  I think it's just terribly interesting and intriguing.  However, one woman, after quickly scanning through my book, Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind , said, "That book's scary!" which surprised me, because I had just written it to document our encounters with the spirit world with words and pictures. 

If readers feel that my book is scary, I guess that's a good thing, because it's akin to going into a Halloween haunted house or seeing a scary movie.  Being scared in a safe environment can be entertaining.

What others have said about fear:

-"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."
  -Christian Nestell Bovee
-"...-Fear activates the enemy."
  -Joel Osteen
-"As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula."
  -Dave Barry

Hope your Friday the 13th went well!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Earliest Paranormal Photo

Welcome!

Today, I'd like to share with you the earliest-known paranormal photo that was taken by a member of my family. 

As I said in my book, Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind, I was often the subject in my father's photographs when I was growing up, as evidenced in the photo below.  Just this past week, I found this photo among some things that I hadn't see in a long while.  It was taken by my father when I was a small child in the yard of our old house.  Note the ectoplasm on the left side of the photo.  Used to, we'd say that something was wrong with the film.  Now, we know better. 



Looks as though my father had the gift of taking spirit photographs.  Most of us do (although some do more than others), and we don't even realize it.

This photo is not in my book and I've never shared it with anyone before.  It is, however, similar to some of those in Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind.  If you enjoyed this photo, I believe you'd love my new book.  You can find it at www.amazon.com, www.barnes&noble.com, and www.fastpencil.com.  

After you've read my book, please leave a review at either Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  Some other comments have been,  "Awesome!," "terrific", "thoroughly entertaining," "intriguing stories," "fascinating photographs."

Like us on Facebook!

 Thanks!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Psychic Visits Our House

Welcome!

Check out my new book, Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind, and please help spread the word!  Thanks!

My last two blog posts (please see the August 18 and 24 blog posts), I told about strange things that have been happening at our new house, one thing that could have been hurtful, even potentially very dangerous!

Therefore, I decided to contact someone we know, a psychic, to come for a visit to our house, to let us know what is going on and what we might be able to do about it.

We set up a day and time when Greg and I would both be at home for the psychic (whom I'll refer to as Anne, to protect her privacy) to visit and to give her take on everything.

When Anne arrived, after saying hello, she immediately started sensing things.  She said our living room was merely a pass-by room for spirits, and the dining room had a lot of positive energy.  The furniture in there was fine, but there were three spirits attached to an old corner cupboard, two males and one female which she described in detail, as she sees "dead people," just like on the popular paranormal TV show, The Dead Files.

We were anxious for her to get to our garage where that heavy board fell which I told about in my last two blog posts.  Surprisingly, she didn't sense anything out of the ordinary.  Apparently, our ordering the negative spirit that had caused the board to dislodge by itself and land on the floor below, had worked.  We felt a sense of relief.

However, just when we thought everything was OK, as she approached a room upstairs, she said there was something not right around our study area.  She said there was something about a clock that was not good.  Greg pointed to a clock that was in our study, but she was not persuaded, as she insisted that that was not the clock, that there was another one in a nearby area.  I happened to think about an antique clock that was high on a shelf in a small adjacent room, right off the closet.  It was there because we were trying to decide what to do with it.  I liked it.  I thought it was pretty and wanted to display it, but Greg didn't like it.  Looks like Greg was right, because when I showed it to her, she told us in no uncertain terms to get rid of it!  It was very bad, that the owner was not a nice person.  (All this reminded us of The Haunted Collector, one of my favorite shows.)


 The Pretty, But Not-So-Nice Antique Clock

Just as soon as she left, Greg took the thing out to a distant storage building where it still resides as we're still trying to decide its fate.

She went on to tell us more really interesting tidbits about our furniture and various other areas in our house that I'll include in another paranormal book I'm working on which will probably come out next year.

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky



Saturday, August 24, 2013

Home, Haunted Home, Part 2

Welcome!

(I would appreciate anyone who has read my book, Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind , to leave a review at either amazon.com or barnes&noble.com.  Thank you!)

In last week's blog post, published on August 18, I was telling about some of the paranormal things that have occurred in our new house. 

The worst thing that happened was the large board falling on its own in the garage which could have harmed my husband, Greg, had he been standing there.  I took this as a warning of things to come. Then, I remembered what a psychic friend had told me to do when wanting to get rid of any negative entities.  She told me to order them to leave, which I did.  I was furious that they would do such a thing to us, so Greg and I yelled at them and told them to leave in the name of God.  I said that when so ordered that they must leave immediately!  I said that all negative spirits must leave, because if we ordered all spirits to leave, the plants, etc. would die!

(Later, we told our neighbors about the board falling, and they said that they had remembered a loud crashing sound from the vicinity of our house and had wondered what it was.  It was that loud!)


(I found out a few days after I had published last week's blog post that the board that actually fell is the board pictured on the left.  I mistakenly took a picture of the wrong boards.  This board is even heavier and larger than the other ones.  No wonder it made such a loud noise when it fell!)

I was happy we'd done this, to try to get rid of  the negative entities, but I still felt uneasy about it all.
I then decided to contact a local psychic, to see what the heck was going on, because although nothing else major was happening, there were still little things, like hearing strange noises, and Greg getting locked out of the house! 

The psychic came and walked through our house, and what she said was amazing to us.

(What she told us I will reveal on next week's blog post.  Please stay tuned!)

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky