Monday, October 28, 2013

"Ghosts of the Gap" Event


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
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Monday, October 21, 2013

A Book Signing at Maury County Public Library


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


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, . 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 .

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Three Upcoming Paranormal-Related Events


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: .

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

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky