Saturday, May 20, 2023

A Haunted House?

 Welcome! A couple of weeks ago, I was wondering what I would write about for this blog post, but I thankfully didn't have to wonder about it for very long. 

I now have something pretty interesting to share with you-

Here is a house in Abingdon, Virginia that might be haunted-

Since this is an old house, and it is in Abingdon, that is enough to conclude that it most likely is haunted since Abingdon is a very old and very haunted town! (But the town is also very historic, picturesque, and cultural!) 

This house has been abandoned for several years. For a while, it was an Italian fresh market which closed despite having excellent reviews.

Two weeks ago, Greg and I were in Abingdon, and we parked across the street from this house. While Greg was having refreshments, I decided to get out my camera and take a few pictures of the house with my telephoto lens. We had passed by the house many times before, but we'd never taken any pictures of it.

Here is a close-up of a photo that I took of one of the upstairs windows from across the street-

Notice the distorted image in the upper part of this window. The image even goes over part of the window frame. It's not a reflection like you often see in windows from the outside. To me, it looks like a face with features. It could be a human face, or maybe something from outer space! Greg thought it looked like an animal, maybe a dog. What do you see?

A week later, we were back in that same area, and I told Greg I'd like to take some pictures of the same house again, but this time, I'd take them from the parking lot of the old house. He agreed, and I took more pictures of the house.

The photos looked different this time. I was closer, and the lighting was different due to weather conditions.

Here is one of those photos-

Notice how foggy the two windows in the middle look. Also, the green part of the tree near those windows looks foggy, especially when you compare it to the greenery below. It is my opinion that this "fog" is actually ectoplasm!

Greg and I often take pictures, and very often, strange things show up in our pictures, and these photos are no exception!

The next time I talk to the psychic, I'll get her opinion about this abandoned house, to see if she thinks it is haunted. Stay tuned!

Also, in my next blog post, I'll give you some interesting updates about several of my previous blog posts.

In the meantime, for more paranormal photos and stories, you might want to check out my Kindle book, on Amazon, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind." Just click on the widget above for more information. Thank you!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, June 17, 2023, Becky 

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Two Unusual Photographs, One Creepy, One Paranormal


Last month in my 3/18/23 blog post, entitled "A Psychic Reading, and a Paranormal Update," I said that a talented psychic named Maria (not her real name) had done a reading for me about a couple of Greg's and my paranormal photographs which I wrote about in that post. I also mentioned that I had another (Really creepy!) photograph that I had asked her to interpret, but I said that I would save it for this April blog post.

I also have an additional photograph to share in this post. 

So, today, I have two unusual photographs, one creepy, one paranormal.

The creepy photo is the one that my brother, Nick, sent me that someone had sent him, a picture of woman who had taken a selfie in a famous Southern hotel. When the woman looked at the picture she had taken, she had thought it was a ghost since the place is known to be haunted.

Weird Photo! (I cropped off the woman who took the selfie, for her privacy, but I left the "ghost" part of the photo.)

Nick was confounded by it, and he wanted to know what we thought of it.

Greg and I were as puzzled as Nick was, and we felt that the photo was just weird, very strange, not anything that we normally encountered, even with all of the paranormal photographs we have taken throughout the years.

So, I very briefly described the photo to the psychic (She doesn't even need to look at the pictures that she interprets.), and Maria said that the 'ghost' was a real person, not from the spirit world, and that he has a different aura since his aura has changed. He's weird and off-balance. He's thinking about death. She said that in one to three months there would be an accident.

(At least I got the "weird" part right), but it's also very sad, and strange that the woman who took the photo would capture that man in the photo at the very same time that she took the selfie!

Also, most people think that all paranormal photos are scary, but they don't have to be.

Just recently, Greg and I went out of town, and we ate at a restaurant that was new to us. On the wall there was a neat welcome sign which I got permission to photograph since I collect photos of welcome signs, some of which I put at the beginning of my "The Art of Positive Living" blog posts.

After I'd taken a picture of following unique sign, I noticed a faint orb on the right side of the photo-

I wasn't surprised to see the orb since I had thought before we left on our trip that it would be nice if some of our loved ones in the spirit world would be with us on our trip.

According to the photo above, I believe that they were!

For more paranormal photographs (over 100!) and for more information about the spirit world, please click on the widget above which will lead you to my Amazon Kindle eBook, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, May 20, 2023, Becky

Saturday, March 18, 2023

A Psychic Reading, and a Paranormal Update


Since I was a teenager, I've been interested in the paranormal. I come by it naturally since my grandmother and mother leaned in that direction. My grandmother loved to read her horoscope in the newspaper, and Mama was very open to psychic phenomena, and she was very intuitive.

Daddy took pictures that often contained ectoplasm, but he'd just say that the film messed up, not realizing that many of his photographs were actually paranormal.

My brother, Nick, and I both inherited the paranormal photography talent from Daddy. Mama didn't normally take many pictures, but I suspect that if she had, she would have had that gift, as well.

After Greg and I were married, we discovered that he, too, was talented in psychic photography! In fact, Greg could fill a book with his paranormal photographs if he wanted to. It's just that he, like Mama, doesn't take nearly as many photographs as I do.

The truth is that all of us have at least one psychic gift, whether we realize it or not. After you find your gift, you need to use and develop it.

There are several psychic abilities besides psychic photography-having psychic dreams, hearing and/or seeing the paranormal, etc.

I can take paranormal photos, but I don't know how to interpret them, so that is where people like Maria come in. Maria is very gifted in her ability to give psychic readings. I call her on the phone whenever I need to know something in the realm of the paranormal.

A few days ago, I got a very informative psychic reading from this amazing psychic that I hadn't contacted in over a year. I had a lot to ask her, and this reading lasted for over an hour!

First, I asked her about a photo that Greg had taken a couple of weeks ago-

This photo is completely untouched except for the added watermark.

It was a picture of a sunset with several wispy clouds, and in the lower right side of the picture is vibrant white cloud-shaped ectoplasm. And that's not all! Notice also the other faint ectoplasm and several orbs in the photo. At the bottom center of the picture is a small colored orb.

In Maria's analysis of  Greg's photo, she said that there were a lot of dead people in our area, due to the Civil War, and that the spirits like Greg's energy.

Another wonderful psychic, Elaine, (who is now a spirit herself, and is featured in my paranormal book*) once told me that anytime you see something glowing in a photo (like in Greg's photo above), that it's paranormal.

Also, I have a paranormal update. In last month's "Spirit Photographs" blog post, "Eerie Spirit Photo," on Saturday, February 18, 2023, there was a picture of a tree that I took. Maria said that the spirits liked to be acknowledged by me.

I have a lot more to tell you about Maria's amazing reading that I'll save to write about in next month's blog post, including showing you a partial eerie photo that my brother recently sent me that is really different than any I have ever seen. It's really creepy, and it frightens me although I've seen and taken a lot of really strange photographs myself!

To be continued next month...

*My book is "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," and it is full of paranormal photography (with narrative), that Nick, Greg, and I have taken. For more information about my book on Amazon Kindle, please click the widget above.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, April 15, 2023, Becky

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Eerie Spirit Photo!


A few weeks ago, Greg and I went to Wytheville, Virginia on business. On the way back, we decided to stop at a convenience store. As we drove into the parking lot, I noticed some land and a few pretty trees growing on it. One of the trees was especially nice. I told Greg that I would like to stop by and photograph the one tree that I liked when we came back out of the store. (I try to photograph anything that looks interesting or unique since I sell downloads of some of my photographs on a stock photo website.)

When we came back out, a few minutes later, I noticed it was somewhat darker, around dusk. I was thankful that it wasn't any darker, and I quickly took several pictures.

I was really pleased with a couple of my photos.

This was my favorite one-

I really like the way the tree picture turned out. However, I never dreamed that it would have something that looked like a moon since there was actually no moon in that area! I had to conclude that it was a large orb! Also, notice that there is ectoplasm as well as other faint orbs near the "moon." In addition, there is light green ectoplasm on the tree on the right hand side of the photo. I believe it would be fair to say that this is an eerie spirit photo!

I can easily understand why there is all of this paranormal activity since this is actually a graveyard!

In my newly republished memoir, "Down Memory Lane," I have several photographs and a few new chapters. One of these chapters is entitled "Haunting Memories." This chapter, with spirit photographs, is about some of my paranormal adventures at different times in my life.

For more information about my memoir, as well as my paranormal book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," please see the widgets above. Both of these books are for sale on Amazon. My memoir is in both the paperback and the Kindle versions, and my paranormal book is just in the Kindle version.


Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, March 18, 2023, Becky

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Colorful Paranormal Orbs


Greg and I recently went on a daytrip to a store after I had seen several photographs of the store on the Internet, two of which had several small orbs in them. The photos of the store had been taken by several different people, and the ones with the orbs were taken by the same person who, no doubt, has the gift of spirit photography just as Greg and I do.

I decided to take several pictures of the store to see if I could capture any orbs myself, and I was not disappointed!

Here are two of my photos which really amazed us, even though we have taken a lot of paranormal pictures in the past!-

The only changes I made to these two photos was that I blotted out the name of the store on the building, and the license plate numbers on the cars. Also, I enhanced the photos, and added my watermark. I took one picture before we entered the store, and the other one after we came out of the store.

Apparently, the energy in these photos is not evil, but, instead, these colorful, paranormal orbs have positive energy. (That's good news!) The large blue and purple orbs in the lower left of the photos show peace and protection. The white part of the large orb in the first photo shows peace, harmony, and love. The orange one shows hope, healing, strength, and courage.

Besides regular orbs, there are also some moving orbs.

I feel that this is a message from positive, spiritual beings that want me to encourage everyone, to let you know that all is going to be well, to not be discouraged, no matter how bad things seem right now. God and His angels are watching over us, protecting us! We just have to pray and believe.

For a lot more (over 100!) paranormal photographs with orbs, moving orbs, ectoplasm, shadow ghosts, vortexes, etc., taken here in the United States and abroad that my husband, Greg, my brother, Nick, and I have taken, check out my first book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind." For more information, and to order, please see and click on the widget above.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, February 18, 2023, Becky 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Strange and Unexplained!


On this post, I want to tell you about all of the strange and unexplained things that Greg and I have been experiencing during the past couple of weeks-

We have had things not working-our car, two different parts of our computer, my label maker, and our washing machine, but miraculously, they all started working again!

Another strange thing that happened recently was that I was shopping at our local pet store for cat food, when another woman was there as well, looking for the very same brand of cat food that I was. I wanted to get new two new flavors of the food that I had seen online for our cats to try, and the nice woman helped me look for them, and together, we found them. Normally, both she and I buy our cat food from the same online company. 

I asked her what her name was, and she said that it was Becky, which is my name. She was also born the same month I was, and she lived in an old, over-one hundred-year-old house, and you might have guessed it, Greg and I also live in an old, over-one hundred-year-old house!

She told me that her husband had died five years ago, and that she had a sick friend who was in the hospital, and that she was worried about her, so I told her that I would pray for her friend. She thanked me for that, and I thanked her for helping me find the cat food.

I told Greg about my meeting the woman, and he thought it was strange also.

Then, as if this weren't enough, a couple of weeks ago, I was upstairs, walking through our art room, when I noticed that two of my photo collages were lying face down on top of some arty calendars that I had on display there. 

Calendars on display with two photo collages. 
(This is how they normally look. They have been like this for the past three years, except that every January I put a new calendar on the far wall.)

I wondered how the collages ended up like that. We have two indoor cats, but how a cat could knock them both down without messing up the calendars that are loosely lying there is beyond my understanding. I simply picked up the collages, and put them back where they belonged. 

I got busy with other things, and completely forgot to mention the incident to Greg, when a few days later, Greg told me that he had heard a noise in the art room when he was in the bedroom changing clothes, and that he went to investigate. He then described the very same thing that had happened to me-the collages had fallen over without disturbing the calendars! He couldn't explain this unusual phenomenon either.

Mysterious things do sometimes happen, and I try to make sense of them.

As for the incidents Greg and I have recently experienced, I would interpret them like this-

~ As for the things that tore up and fixed themselves, I would say that it 's God's way of saying that no matter how bad things appear to be, that He is in control, and can fix all things, that we just have to be positive and believe.
~ I think that I was meant to meet the sweet lady in the pet store for a couple of reasons. It was to remind us all that we need to help and support each other, especially during this time of the year, and that kindness matters.
~ Regarding the calendar incident, it could be that some of my artistic family members who have passed on are trying to encourage us to work on our art as well as other things since the collages were photographs of them and us and our artwork.

I haven't consulted my psychic in several months, but I plan to do so soon to see if my interpretations of the strange things that have been happening are correct. I also have some other things that I need to discuss with her. Please stay tuned for more....

If you need a last minute (and inexpensive!) gift for someone or even for yourself, I'd like to recommend my Kindle book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," which is on Amazon. It's full of paranormal photographs (over 100!) that my husband, brother, and I have taken  For more information, please see the widget above.

Love, Greg and Becky

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, January 21, 2023, Becky

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Eerie Photograph!


I have a really eerie photograph to share with you in this post today! 

I was wondering a few days ago what to put on today's blog post since nothing significant had shown up since my last blog post which I published last month. 

Then, earlier this week, around evening, I happened to look out our back door, and to my amazement, I saw our neighbor's sheep on our property. He usually keeps them on his farm, but this time they escaped, and they seemed to enjoy eating our nice green grass.

Although it was misting rain, I grabbed my camera and ran out onto our deck to try to get some pictures of the sheep since I love taking pictures of animals.

 All I did to this photo was lighten it up and clarify it a bit, and I added my watermark. 

I didn't even notice the long streak of light midway in the picture until I put it on the computer. The streak seems to go from left to right, and there is more of it in front of the tree trunk. A few sheep are blurred because they are moving fast, but the streak of light doesn't seem to have anything to do with the sheep.

I believe this streak is ectoplasm. The misty rain must have made the conditions just right for a spirit or even several spirits to manifest. (This is not fog.) I guess the spirits were attracted to the sheep. These spirits could be either human spirits or even animals, maybe even other sheep who have passed on.

I have a lot more (over 100!) spirit photographs in my book on Amazon, entitled "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott that you might enjoy. It has paranormal photographs that my husband, brother, and I took that not only have ectoplasm, but orbs, vortexes, shadow ghosts, and even see-through ghosts! For more information about my book on Amazon, just click on the widget above.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, December 17, 2022, Becky