Sunday, January 16, 2022

Weird, Scary Photo!


I don't often react to any paranormal photographs that Greg or I take, but on this post, I'm going to show you a photo that is, in my opinion, very weird, even scary!

Here's some background first, before I reveal the strange photograph-

Greg, some of Greg's family members, and I recently went to four cemeteries in East Tennessee to put flowers on some family graves.

A couple of people couldn't come and take part in our cemetery excursion, including Cris. Before our trip, she emailed Greg and me and encouraged us to see if we could get pictures of any orbs. I thought that was a good suggestion, that I really hadn't even thought about taking any paranormal photographs which seems strange since I have even written a book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," which is about the paranormal photographs that Greg, my brother, and I have taken in the past.

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Most of the time, I don't purposely try to take any weird photos; they just happen when I least expect them to. However, mainly for Cris, Greg and I actually tried to capture some spirit images on camera, and we were successful, beyond our expectations!

We did get some ectoplasm and even orbs in a few of the photos, but one photograph was unlike anything we have ever seen! And, here it is!-

The only thing that I did to the above photo was that I added my watermark. It looks as though it's late in the day, but it was actually only about 3:00 PM! Notice the glow at the bottom of the photo. 

I wanted to see the photograph better so I lightened it-

Unbelievably, it looks as thought the nearest gravestone and a few others are outlined and glowing!

Still not satisfied, I lightened the photo even further, and here's what I got-

With a mostly cloudy sky, the above photo is how the photo should have looked at 3:00 PM to begin with. Notice that the gravestones still have that glow even in the lightened version.

I emailed the photos to Cris, and she said, "Wow! those are some really weird pictures....I knew you would find something." (Thanks, Cris for your great photo suggestion!)

The photos of the glowing markers were probably dark because of the paranormal activity. Entities can mess with your camera. Another photo that I took earlier was light and very blurred.

Also, a wonderful psychic that I consulted while writing my book said that anytime you saw something glowing that was not supposed to be glowing, it was a sign that there was paranormal activity.

Greg and I are going to be really brave, because in a week or so, we're going back to this same cemetery by ourselves, to see if we can capture anything else on camera. Also, I'm going to consult a psychic to get her ideas about this strange phenomenon.

Stay tuned! More to come about this weird, scary photo next month, plus more!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, February 19, 2022, Becky

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Haunted Gatlinburg, Tennessee



I'd like to show you a couple of paranormal pictures I took in Gatlinburg, Tennessee while we were visiting there a few weeks ago. (On Sunday, November 7, 2021, I wrote about our Gatlinburg visit on my other blog, The post was entitled, "A Fun Trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.")

Here are the two paranormal photographs that I took:

I took these pictures only moments apart. Although they are very similar, notice how different the orbs and ectoplasm are in the two photographs.

I've seen this phenomenon before, orbs, etc. around statues, dolls, mannequins, and other representations of human beings and even animals. Some spirits seem to want to attach to a body similar to what they used to have when they were living.

Knowing this, later in life, I got rid of some really nice dolls that I had when I was growing up. I certainly didn't want to take the chance of having dolls that were haunted especially since I tend to attract spirits! Maybe this was extreme, but we all have to do what we think is right for us.

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From the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains of Virginia-

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, January 15, 2022, Becky

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Moving Orbs!


This "Spirit Photographs" blog post is quite unusual in that I'm featuring for the first time a paranormal video that someone sent me.

A few weeks ago, I found a message on my phone. The message wasn't very clear, so I didn't quite know what to expect when I returned the call. It was from a longtime friend, Mary, that I hadn't heard from in a while. She said that since Greg and I were experienced in ghostly matters, and since I had written the book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," * she thought that we could help her and her husband, John, to understand what was going on in their barn.

John has a new workshop in the barn, so they have a doorbell camera there to help protect the tools that he has in there. They started noticing unexplained balls of light moving around which the camera had recorded in the dark after he closes the door and leaves. Some of these balls of light were brighter than others, but they all move quickly. In the summer, they had thought that the balls were perhaps flying insects.

They sent me a still photo that John had taken of a video that their camera had recorded-

Notice the orb in the lower right of the photo. It's oval-shaped, and not very bright. The bright spots are just reflections.

Here's the intriguing video that they sent us-

This was really exciting for us since we've never before seen anything like this except on some of the paranormal TV shows. Greg and I both have the gift of taking paranormal still photos, but we've never tried taking videos. Maybe that's something we ought to investigate, to get into.

Also, as I've said before, we take ghostly photographs, but we need a psychic to interpret them for us.

So, I called Hawley, a gifted psychic, so I could let Mary and John know what was going on in their barn. She said that the orbs were good, harmless, and very positive which was great news! The orbs had very high, concentrated energy, and in fact, they were happy and protective, something like sprites or fairies. Boy, we should all be lucky enough to have energy like that around us! These fairies typically help animals and plants, although Mary said that there were no animals in the barn.

Mary seemed satisfied with the psychic's reading. I told her that the psychic had said that they could just ask the spirits to leave if they didn't want them there, but Mary said that they had already told them not to leave, that they liked them.  

Anyway, it was good to hear from my friend, and I appreciate her and her husband letting me share their experience with my blog readers, and to let everyone know that not all paranormal activity is scary or evil, and that many times, spirits are just trying to help us out here on Earth.

While I had Hawley on the phone, I asked her about the ghostly story and the photo that I mentioned on my 10/16/21 blog post last month, entitled "A Ghostly Sighting, and More!"

Of the ghostly sighting that my relative, whom I'll call Jenny, told me about, Hawley said that the couple she saw didn't even see Jenny. They were in their own time period which was probably in the 1800's or 1900's. They lived in that area, and they were attending a funeral. A very sweet child in the family had died, and the child had held the family together. The couple was traumatized by the death. She said that Jenny was psychic, and that Jenny's sighting was really unusual and interesting. I'd like to thank Jenny for sharing her paranormal experience with me and the world!

I also asked Hawley about the photo I took of a park in Virginia. She said that spirits like to show themselves to me. She told me that the spirits in the photo were benign, not human, that they were fairies or wood nymphs.

Another strange thing about the park photo is that a few days after I'd talked with the psychic, I saw anther photo that another psychic photographer had on social media, and it looked very similar to mine! I couldn't believe it! It even had a large violet orb at the bottom of the photo like mine.

This is a very strange world!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, December 18, 2021, Becky


Saturday, October 16, 2021

A Ghostly Sighting, and More!


I'll start my post today with a rather scary, true ghost story that one of my relatives recently emailed me about. Since she explained it so well, I'll quote her exact words. 

Here is her ghostly sighting: "One night about 3:00 am, (which is a primetime for ghost sightings-B. A.) I saw 2 ghosts looking down at me in bed. The first was a sandy haired man with blue eyes and a nice smile. I blinked my eyes and he was still there so I layed back down. I looked up again and there was a woman all in black with a black veil over her head. I looked up and asked, What do you want? She never answered and then disappeared. No one believes me saying what I saw was a dream-IT WAS NOT!"

Wow! This is a rare occurrence. Not many get to witness what she saw. She explained that this sighting might have had something to do with the fact that she's been having issues with one of her eyes that caused her to experience this paranormal event. 

I've never seen spirits myself. That's a good thing since I'd probably faint if something like this happened to me. How she remained as calm as she did is amazing to me. I told her that she must have nerves of steel.

In a few weeks I plan to consult a psychic about what my relative saw, and also I need to ask her about the following picture that I took while visiting a park: 

(I'm psychically gifted at taking spirit photos, but I don't know how to interpret what's in those photos, so for that I rely on other psychics. People with psychic abilities all have their areas of expertise.)

I took the above eerie-looking photo a few days ago at Hungry Mother Park near Marion, Virginia. As you can see, there is a large lavender-tinged orb at the bottom of the photo and perhaps ectoplasm and smaller orbs above. This could just be lens flare, or it might be an actual psychic photo.

In my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind,"* the psychic that I consulted for my photos in the book told me that spirits can come in on sunbeams. (Sadly, talented psychic Elaine Watson has since passed away.)

I'll let you know more about the two mysteries above in a future blog post after I consult a psychic that I often call now about such matters.

Have I got a haunted house for you! This month, it's double haunted!

The Nickerson Snead House in Glade Spring, Virginia is open as a Haunted Mansion for the Halloween season with many scary spine-tingling special effects. However, the scariest thing about this house is probably the fact that it really is haunted with several ghosts! No wonder!-It was used as a Civil War hospital, and the cellar was used as a morgue!


Also, for more Halloween fun, check out the following poster we saw when we visited North Carolina:

Happy Halloween!

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Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, November 20, 2021, Becky

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Shadow Ghost


In this blog post, I have an interesting photo of regular ectoplasm, and dark ectoplasm that is referred to as a shadow ghost.

Photo of a Shadow Ghost

I took the above photograph while I was sitting on the bottom step of our deck while grounding, with my feet in the grass.* I always try to have my camera handy while I'm outside since you never know what interesting subject you might encounter. I was really pleased that I got this picture of our neighbor's guinea since guineas are usually hard to photograph, as are most animals and birds!

As I looked at the photo a little closer, I noticed the dark ectoplasm at the trunk of the tree. I immediately noted that it was a shadow ghost. A shadow ghost is a type of ectoplasm that is darker than regular ectoplasm. There is somewhat of a debate among paranormal experts about shadow ghosts. There are some that say that shadow ghosts are evil, but others believe that the dark ones are no different than the lighter types. Greg noticed the lighter ectoplasm in the upper part of the photo that seems to reach down to the shadow ghost although it's actually in the foreground.

I was somewhat taken aback when I saw the shadow ghost in my photo since none have shown up in my photographs in a long time. I'm not certain why that is, but I believe that grounding, which I started doing only a few weeks ago, has helped me to once again become more psychic.

Speaking of being psychic, I recently called one of my favorite psychics a few days ago about some concern I had, and then I happened to remember my shadow ghost photograph, so I asked her what she thought about it.** She immediately said that this shadow ghost was the energy of dead soldiers stuck in the Civil War. Apparently, our land was part of a battlefield during that horrific war, and some of the soldiers that fought in this area were traumatized when their buddies were killed, and they didn't want to leave their friends' bodies. 

I told the psychic that she was correct, that we had heard that our 1901 house was built in an area where Civil War soldiers passed through. I asked her if I should smudge the area, and she said I could if I wanted to, but that the spirits were benign. She said that she didn't believe that shadow ghosts were evil.

This afternoon, I decided I'd just go ahead and cleanse that area, and to do as the psychic suggested, to tell the stuck spirits that it was for the best that they move into the light, to go home. Greg worked with me as we cleansed the area, and I encouraged the spirits to move on. We don't need that type of energy here, and I felt so much better to think that we had freed the troubled spirits to move on to a better life.

There is a chapter in my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," about shadow ghosts, with several photographs of the shadow ghosts that I have taken. Please see the widget above for more information about my book on Amazon.

*I wrote a blog post about grounding earlier this month on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The post ("Grounding- Positively Life-changing!") is on my "The Art of Positive Living" blog. For more details, see . 

**I have a gift for taking photographs of spirits, but I don't know how to interpret the photos, and that's where talented psychics that I contact come in. They give their psychic impressions of my paranormal photos.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, October 16, 2021, Becky

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Ectoplasm in a Mini-Park



Wow! Have Greg and I been busy the last few weeks! We got ready for Greg's birthday cookout which was last weekend. It was a lot of work since we're still trying to fix up our old house which is now mostly done. One really great thing about our house though is that it appears that it is no longer haunted, thank goodness!

This week has also been hectic, and we're attending a big family event tonight.

However, I still made time to work on my monthly "Spirit Photographs" blog post. I never panic about not having something to write about since weird stuff shows up in so many of the photographs that I take.

As I looked through my photos, and I decide to show two that I took in Abingdon, Virginia a couple of months ago. Greg and I were on our weekly shopping trip when I happened to notice that near one of the shops downtown there was a pretty little park that I would call a mini-park. I took several pictures of it since I thought it was so unique, an area between two old buildings, that brought in a bit of nature and nice artwork for people to enjoy.

The two photos below were the best ones that I took: (The only changes to the pictures were that I cropped them off some and I added my watermark.)

Notice the general ectoplasm in the foreground of the photo above.

The ectoplasm in the photo above looks more like a large orb around the far center post.

Why is there ectoplasm here in this mini-park? It could be that some person or animal died here or that spirits are just attracted to the serene beauty of the place.

Abingdon is a very old town so it's to be expected that there are many ghosts and spirits around. Because of this fact, Abingdon has at least two ghost tours, Abingdon Spirit Tours and Appalachian GhostWalks. Strangely enough, we haven't taken the time to go on either tour, (Too many other irons in the fire!) but we hope to in the near future. When we do, you will be the first to know!

To see more paranormal photographs that Greg and I and others have taken, check out my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" which is for sale on Amazon. (Please see the widget above.)

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, September 18, 2021, Becky


Saturday, July 17, 2021

Old Paranormal Photos and More!



Recently, I've been looking through old memorabilia, trying to organize it. It's been a really big job because we have so much stuff, especially photographs. We have around 70 photo albums, and we could have more, but I just don't have all of our photos in our new albums yet.* Not long ago, we had a visitor who asked if there were photos in all of the albums on our shelves because he just couldn't believe what he saw.

A few of our albums have only paranormal photographs, but some of our paranormal photos are scattered about in our older albums since at the time we didn't realize that they were paranormal. A few others are just loose in boxes.

One such photograph is below-

This is a photo of me when I was little, in the side yard at our house. It was taken by my father who was an avid photographer. Of course, this was taken with a film camera, and whenever we got a photo back like this one with streaks, etc., we'd just say that there was something wrong with the film. However, I know better now, that this photograph and others like it actually had ectoplasm in them!

In my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," I have a whole chapter with paranormal photographs from my childhood. For more information about my paranormal book that is for sale on Amazon, please see the widget above.

It's really strange that I'd never realized until the other day that I'd never even thought about where my ability to take paranormal photographs had come from until I was looking at Daddy's photo (above). It then finally dawned on me where I had gotten my paranormal gift. This gift was passed on to my brother, as well. Some of his photos are even featured in my book.

As I further studied our photos, I noticed that my mother had also taken several of the photographs that had ectoplasm, etc. in them. Our family certainly was blessed with this ability!

Although Greg is not related to me except by marriage, of course, strangely enough, he has this same ability. (Maybe it's because Greg and I are soulmates!) I believe that he'd have as many paranormal photos as I if he just took more pictures.

More people than you'd think have this ability, but they don't realize it. Start analyzing your own photographs. You just might surprise yourself!

*Note: In the first paragraph above, I paused for a few minutes where you see the asterisk so I could take a break and get a snack before I went further. I just needed a little tide-me-over-until-my-next-meal snack, so I didn't get much to eat. The snack consisted of only a dried fig and a date which would serve the purpose just fine. 

I put the saucer with a fork and my snack down on the countertop so I could go and do something else, and when I got back, the fork was moving up and down on the saucer that it was on. I thought to myself that it was like a seesaw or some sort of perpetual motion machine. I was fascinated, and I wondered how long it would continue to go up and down on its own. After a couple of minutes, I started to really wonder about when it would stop moving, but it just kept going, so I quickly got my camera and started taking pictures to document this phenomenon. (I never thought about using the video feature of my camera until it was too late since I very seldom use it.) I finally began to think that this must be something other-worldly!

I decided to run outside and tell Greg about it. He came in and couldn't believe that it had been going like that for around five minutes. He's very scientific, but he had no idea as to how it could have been going that long on its own. When it finally stopped, I estimated that it had continued that same movement for about seven or eight minutes!

There's only one explanation for what had happened-It was clearly something paranormal! 

It's like the ghost-hunting shows you see on television with the flashlights fixed so that the spirits can easily turn them on or off. The fork was lightly resting on the edge of the saucer so a spirit could easily keep the momentum going at will.

The last psychic I consulted emphatically told me that our house was not haunted by ghosts. However, spirits can be anywhere, anytime and can sometimes manipulate things in the environment.

Apparently, the spirit who moved the fork on the saucer while I was in the process of writing my blog post must have thought that this would be something interesting to add to my post, and I guess it is! Thank you, spirit, whoever you might be!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, August 21, 2021, Becky