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

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Is a Woman's Spirit Haunting Her Old House?


I have an intriguing story and photo to share with you on this blog post. Greg and I were visiting with a friend I'll call Sally a few weeks ago, and she let me take a few pictures of her cat so I could practice my pet photography. Her cat was very photogenic, and I got some great photos, but the one on this post is not that great. I would not even have shown it to a regular client. I would have deleted it, except for one small detail; it was paranormal; it had ectoplasm in it.

Sally's Cat With Ectoplasm on Glass

The photo above wasn't the only photo of this cat with ectoplasm. There was more ectoplasm in two other photos, as well. Sally has other cats, and I took a few photos of them, too, but this was the only cat that had ectoplasm in its photos.

Here's the story behind what might be causing the ectoplasm in the cat photos-

A few months ago, Sally moved to this house which had belonged to an old friend of hers, Molly, who had died there in her bedroom. Sally began to notice strange things happening like at least three times, she found the middle bathroom vanity drawer open. It had somehow opened on its own. The bathroom is near the bedroom where Molly had died. Is the spirit of Molly haunting this house?

I guess Molly's spirit has mixed feelings about Sally being in her old house since she liked Sally, but she also had a great dislike of cats, and Sally has five cats who all live in the house! No wonder her spirit is restless! 

It would be interesting, however, to find out why she was around this one cat in the photos. She either especially likes or dislikes this cat. I would think she would like it as it's friendly, and very sweet. Maybe since Molly has become a spirit, she's changed her opinion about cats, at least this one!

My sister-in-law Cris shared with me another author that she really likes, John Keel, a prolific writer who has written such books as "Our Haunted Planet" which should be very interesting. Thanks, Cris! (For another paranormal book recommendation by Cris, see my April 23, 2019 post, "Two Haunted Rooms.")

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, July 20, 2019, Becky 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Spirit of a Confederate Soldier?


I have a rather intriguing photo on this post today. I was taking a picture of our blooming pink dogwood tree when this colorful orb, along with a smaller white moving orb showed up in this photograph. I have reason to believe that this photo shows the spirit of a Confederate soldier on the road in front of our house which is pretty unique and somewhat scary, although I should be used to taking this type of photo by now!

Orb Showing the Spirit of a Confederate Soldier?

There are two reasons that I believe this is most likely the ghost of a soldier who fought on the side of the South during the Civil War. First of all, this whole area where Greg and I live was a Confederate  Civil War encampment. I know that this is no doubt true because bullets and other Civil War artifacts have been found in this same area. Also, our neighbor who is very psychic told us one day that she saw a Confederate soldier riding a horse down this street! This orb could very well be the same soldier, or it could even be another one since several soldiers apparently camped here.

You just never know what strange images will show up when you're just trying to take ordinary photos which makes photography so fascinating to me!

Notice carefully the photos you take. Is anything unusual showing up in any of them? If so, I'd be glad to feature them on my blog, with your permission.

Happy photographing!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, June 15, 2019, Becky

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Two Haunted Rooms


This blog post is special because special family members sent me some very intriguing paranormal info.

First of all, my brother Nick and his wife Lisa went on a trip to Key West during the winter. (Everyone should be so lucky!)

They stayed in the Marrero Guest Mansion which is "one of the top haunted sites in Key West," according to my brother.

Marrero Guest Mansion (Photo by Nick)

And, their room was "the most haunted place in the house."

Nick's Photo of the Haunted Room

They took a ghost tour in which they learned that this mansion was "a hot spot of paranormal activity." Nick on to say that a lady who formerly lived there used their room as her bedroom, and her apparition has been seen walking near the bed!

Nick and Lisa spent two nights there. (That was brave!) The first night they heard something fall in the floor after they'd gone to bed. Nick said that it turned out to be a shopping bag that had fallen from the top of a chest of drawers for no apparent reason. The second night, they heard "creaking sounds, like footsteps, on the old wooden floor" in their room again after they turned off the lights. Lisa sat up in bed and felt as if though "someone was walking around the room near her side of the bed."

Nick went on to say that they read about "other guests experiencing similar occurrences." He said that YouTube has some good videos of investigators trying to capture some of  these sounds.

They were lucky to have come into contact with this paranormal activity which not very many get to experience.

Another family member, our sister-in-law Cris, is really into the paranormal just as we are.

She recently sent us an interesting article that was in the "Times Free Press" about a ghost in a room at the Read House in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The reporter for the newspaper wrote an article about him and his wife who spent the night in the haunted room, but nothing happened that night even though they tried to encourage interaction between them and the ghostly entity wherever it might be.

You just never know about a place that is haunted. The spirit world is so unpredictable! The spirits appear, make contact, etc. when they want, not when we in the "real" world want them to!

Cris recommended a terrific book for Greg and me. And, I recommend it to all of you. It's called "True Tales of Ghostly Encounters" by Andrew Honigman who compiled and edited the stories. I got it on Amazon for only $7.00.

Thanks, guys, for sharing your intriguing stories and photos. Keep up the good work!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, May 18, 2019 (Night of the full moon!), Becky