Saturday, September 27, 2014

Living in a Haunted House


I just wanted to share something personal with you.  It's something I didn't want everyone to know, for safety's sake, until now.  It's just that for the last two and a half years, I've had to spend the night in the two houses we've lived in during that time by myself (except for weekends).  It's because my husband Greg worked at night.  (Thankfully, he no longer works at night, and we're both really happy about that.  We now feel like we can live more normal lives!)  (However, I understand that some people can work at night and are fine with it, and some people can spend the night by themselves and not mind, but when the house you live in is haunted, that's another matter altogether!)

Well, I guess that if you've been reading my blog posts, you've gathered that we do live in a haunted house.

The spirit activity got worse the last couple of weeks, especially during this past week.  I think it was because they knew that Greg would soon be here to protect me at night, so they decided to pull out all the stops to try to scare me before his schedule changed.

The worst thing that happened, several mornings ago, was when I was abruptly awakened an hour early with a loud noise in our bedroom that I can't even begin to identify because it was unlike any I'd ever heard before.  It, of course, startled and scared me, but that fear quickly turned to anger for my having been awakened so early.  I knew immediately that it had to be paranormal, so in a loud voice, I ordered it to leave our house.  I told it that this was our house, and that it didn't belong here, that in the name of God, it had to leave.  You can't mess around with these annoying, negative entities that are trying to make your life miserable.

Thankfully, it worked.  It got the idea it wasn't welcome here, so it took off!

(This was the area from which I heard the loud noise that awakened me.  I've heard little noises several times before during the night in this same area.  Could one of these objects be haunted?  Wish we could ask "The Haunted Collector."  I really miss that intriguing TV show!)

I just read an interesting article from entitled, "Want to buy a haunted house?"  It tells about a man and his wife who had bought a haunted house.  They knew at the time of purchase that it was haunted, but they didn't mind, because they thought this old Victorian house would be perfect for them as they loved to give Halloween parties every year "complete with caskets in the rooms and a hand sticking out of the punch bowl."

Anyway, one night, shortly after they had moved in, one of the spirits let itself be known in a big way to the couple.  The man let the spirit know, very much as I did, that the spirit was not welcome there.  He ranted for over an hour which calmed things down considerably.  There were no more "scares in the middle of the night."

One thing that might have upset the spirits there was that they were renovating their new house.  Spirits in general don't like that.  They prefer the status quo.

Also, Greg thought maybe the fact that we've been dismantling our swimming pool might have upset any entities that were here.  Who knows?  For now, however, all is well!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ectoplasm on the Third Floor


Well, another week, another paranormal picture or so!

This time, I was just taking pictures of different groups of my clothes so I could have visual references to help me on my shopping trip to find new clothes for the upcoming change of seasons.  Pictures of my old clothes help me to know what I already have in my wardrobe so I can see what all I need, etc.

Anyway, as I was looking at my pictures, I noticed a couple had ectoplasm in them which, of course, is not unusual for Greg and me.  As I've said several times before, I usually don't even think about taking paranormal pictures; these things just show up.

The photo below had the best ectoplasm of the clothes pictures that I took.  This was taken on the third floor of our house which is a large room that we use for storage.  Our neighbor said that there was a lot of sadness in our house before we moved in, and that a girl used to sit on the third floor a lot and cry.  There must be residual negativity on that floor.  (I got a few pictures of ectoplasm on that same floor around some boxes over a year ago when we were just moving in.  Also, at night, I hear loud creaking noises on the third floor when I'm trying to sleep!  I really feel uncomfortable any time I have to go up there.)

As psychic Elaine Watson (who is mentioned extensively in my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind"), said, spirits can manifest using sunlight like in the photo above.

(There was also ectoplasm in my closet, but that's another [scarey] story!  I'm taking lots of notes for my next paranormal book!)

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Our Paranormal Adventure in a Park-Part Two


In last week's blog post (September 5, 2014), I wrote about what Greg and I had seen and heard in a park in West Tennessee in August.  Well, on this post, I'm going to tell you "the rest of the story," as news commentator Paul Harvey used to say.

View from an Elevated Boardwalk

At the end of my last week's post, I said that I thought Bigfoot inhabited the cypress forest that we had visited.  I don't say this lightly and without thought, because Greg and I have discussed our visit several times, and we both agreed that everything we saw and heard pointed to Bigfoot living in that park-the lack of wildlife, the sounds we heard of strange barking, knocking, and breaking of twigs and sticks.  

I have done even more research since my last post, and I found some things to validate our Bigfoot assumption.

I now know the following facts from my research about Bigfoot:

-Bigfoot has been spotted all around the world, including North America.
-Native Americans knew about Bigfoot before Europeans came to North America.  
-(S)he can live in all kinds of different climates and geological regions.
-Bigfoot prefers unpopulated wilderness, like forests!
-Southern swampy areas are good for Bigfoot!
-Tennessee is one of the top ten states for Bigfoot because over fifty percent of the state is forest!
-Bigfoot loves caves, and Tennessee has thousands of caves to live in.
-Bigfoot is believed to be an omnivore.  That means that it eats both plants, and animals!

-This creature can mimic many different sounds.

This last fact is believable to Greg and me because we heard a barking noise that sounded somewhat like a dog, but like Greg told me, the bark didn't sound exactly like a regular dog's bark.

In my research, I came across a barking sound, accompanied by the sound of knocking.  It's on "YouTube," entitled "Breakdown-Bigfoot sounds 2012."  It was amazing to us because that was the sound similar to what we had heard.  (Prior to this You Tube video, we knew from watching the "Animal Planet" hit show, "Finding Bigfoot," the sounds that a Bigfoot is supposed to make, but we weren't aware that barking like a dog was one of them, although we suspected that Bigfoot might be making that noise since it sounded so strange!)

To top off all of this, the best evidence yet that we are on the right track in our beliefs, is this from the website  

"Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee  (exactly where Greg and I were!)
June 2000

My daughter-in-law saw what we believe to be a Bigfoot in Jackson, Tn., Madison Co.  In June of 2000, she was fishing in a swampy area, & heard what she thought was a fish jumping.  When she turned around to look, there it was, a huge Bigfoot!  Needless to say she was terrified.  She made a full report to the game warden & to the local police.

I believe in them, & I think we will see more & more as we run every kind of life out of their natural habitat.  I know my daughter-in-law, & I know that she saw something...

Teressa Byrd..." 

To be honest, Greg and I loved visiting the swampy cypress forest park with its beautiful scenery that gave us one of the biggest adventures of our lives, but neither of us is rushing to go back any time soon.  

If you decide to go there, be ready with a recording device and a camera.  You might just capture something really interesting.  Please email me if you do!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Our Paranormal Adventure in a Park

Welcome back!

I hope you had a great summer.  I really enjoyed mine, but it was very busy.

On my last blog post (5/12/14), I said that I would resume writing posts for this "Spirit Photographs" blog in September.  Well, September has arrived, and here is my first post since May:

Two or three times a month, Greg and I take a little time off from work to go on little outings, especially during the summer months.  We especially love being outdoors on warm, sunny days.  On one of those excursions, in August, we went to visit Jackson in West Tennessee.  We enjoyed the usual tourist spots, one of which was a park called Cypress Grove Nature Park.  Cypress Grove is a cypress forest and wetlands with raised boardwalks.  The 6,000-foot-long boardwalk winds through the 165-acre forest.

When Greg and I first arrived at the park, we were amazed that there was only one vehicle in the parking lot besides ours.  Sure, it was hot (low 90's), but this was a beautiful day on a weekend during the summer, and admission was free!  We shrugged this off and went on into the park.  We loved how the boardwalk wound us around, further into the forest.

The Beginning of Our Paranormal Adventure into the Forest

We went by raptor cages which housed owls, eagles, and hawks.  We knew someone fed these birds and generally tended to the park, but we saw saw no attendant or park ranger the whole time we were there.

As we made our way into the park, we started hearing noises, like fireworks, gun shots, and/or knocking sounds.  We also heard what sort of sounded like a dog barking in the distance.  But, the thing that was so eerie was the sound of twigs breaking.  What was making them break?  Besides these sounds, we heard nothing else.  It was deadly quiet.

We came upon a sign that said that a lake was 3/8 of a mile ahead.  We felt a little unnerved and discussed what to do.  Should we go forward and see the lake or turn back to the safety of our car?  Just then, we heard voices.  It was the people from the other vehicle.  We briefly talked with them about what was up ahead, and decided to venture forward.  After all, we'd driven all that distance to be there, and we wanted to see all that we had come to see.

We were rewarded for our effort, because the view of the lake was beautiful, and we got some great pictures, especially from the wildlife observation tower.  Some of these pictures were (bet you guessed it!)-paranormal.

We didn't stay in that area very long, for we could hear an approaching storm.  In fact, we ran back most of the way, both to avoid being caught in the rapidly advancing storm and to avoid whatever was making those strange sounds that we had heard earlier in the park.

Looking back on our adventure, we were stunned by the fact that the whole time we were there, besides the birds of prey in their cages, the only wildlife we encountered was a small lizard on the boardwalk railing and a white heron at the lake.  According to one of our brochures, this forest was supposed be "a haven for birds, deer, rabbits, squirrels, minks, raccoons, frogs, and turtles."  Where were they?

What do you think?

Greg and I both decided that Bigfoot might possibly be living in that swampy forest, and, next week, I have some startling evidence to tell you why that assumption might be true.

Please stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky