Saturday, May 21, 2022

Haunted! Tours

 If you like visiting haunted places, here are two you might really enjoy-

The first one is near where we live. It's the Octagon Mansion History Museum in Wytheville, Virginia.

However, there is more than just history at this museum. Besides the history museum tours, there are special events and paranormal investigations lead by teams. In fact, on June 11 of this year, there will be a paranormal investigation.

Apparently, the mansion is haunted by the ghost of a little girl who died there of polio in the 1950's.

A couple of weeks ago, Greg and I happened to go by there when the mansion was closed. However, we took some pictures outside, and in one of the photos, we noticed ectoplasm in front of this window-

(So many times, at haunted places, we've seen different types of ectoplasm in windows.)*

We're planning to go back there another time. That should be an interesting adventure!

FYI: The Octagon Mansion History Museum, 585 West Main Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 (The mansion is on Facebook.)

Just recently, my brother and his wife visited the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia. There is a historic tour of the facility, as well as a paranormal tour. Many of the mentally ill who were housed there, also died there, so that's why it's so haunted.

Anyone who feels really brave can even spend the night in this haunted place!

My brother sent me an eerie picture that he took of the asylum- (Great photo! Thanks, Nick!)

The Gothic/Tudor style of architecture of the asylum helps make it look really spooky!


Enjoy the haunted tours!

*For more paranormal information and photographs with ectoplasm, etc., be sure to check out my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott on Amazon. (Please see the widget above.) 

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, June 18, 2022, Becky

Monday, April 18, 2022

Paranormal Photographs


A few days ago, a relative (whom I'll call April) sent me two photographs of her father and her beautiful, large dog. I decided to keep April's identity secret for privacy.

Also, I'm not showing her photographs. Instead, I'll just describe them. 

Her first photo shows ectoplasm in the lower right corner. In her second photo, the ectoplasm takes up quite a bit of the lower part of the photograph.

April asked me what I thought about the photos, and although I take paranormal photographs, I'm not an expert on interpreting them. My guess is that the spirit in the photo was attracted to April's impressive dog. Some spirits seem to like being around animals. (Besides animals, spirits can be attracted to some people, celebrations, churches, family gatherings, etc.) 

Also, April apparently has the gift of spirit photography.

My book on paranormal photography, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," has lots of paranormal photographs that I, my husband, Greg, and my brother, Nick, have taken. Also, some other people that I know contributed to my book, as well.

To my knowledge, I don't know of any other books that have been published that have had that many paranormal photographs in them.

Since my book was published, Greg and I have taken lots of spirit photographs. Here is one of those that Greg took of a pond at night in Middle Tennessee-

Since the above photo of the pond was taken at night, Greg turned on his car lights to take the picture. That's the reason that the foreground looks bleached out. You can see the obvious ectoplasm on the right side of the photo. The only change I made to the photo was that I added Greg's watermark, and I blotted out two small lights (which were probably street lights) on the left side of the photo. For some reason that pond seems to be very haunted, probably due to any animals and fish that might have died there. (We hope it is not due to something more sinister!) We've taken pictures there previously, before dark, and orbs, etc. showed up then, too.

In fact, we have so many paranormal photographs, that I'm planning to write and publish another book sometime in the future. (Who knows? I might even get permission to add April's spirit photos, as well!)

In the meantime, please check out my current paranormal book which is for sale on Amazon for only $2.99 on Kindle. To order "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," just click on the widget above.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, May 21, 2022, Becky 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

"Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind"


A couple of days ago, I was in our art room, and as I glanced around the room, I decided to go over to the area where I had my first book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," displayed.

Some Copies of My First Book on Display

I then thought that some people that are interested in the paranormal might not be aware that I have this book for sale that has over 100 genuine paranormal photographs that I, my husband, Greg, and my brother, Nick, and a few other people that we know have taken.

June Tolliver House Ghost Photo

I have a copy of the famous June Tolliver House ghost photo which hangs in our art room. It was taken by my brother, Nick, when he was just a school boy. Everyone in our family thought that it looked like there was a ghost in one of the June Tolliver House windows in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. However, just to make sure, we took it to a locally famous photographer in our area, and after he enlarged and studied it, he didn't know what to think since the ghostly image was still there. Even when it was enlarged to poster-size, the apparent ghost remained!

This was our first excursion into the world of paranormal photography. Later, we gradually discovered that I had the gift of paranormal photography, too! After I married Greg, we were amazed that many of his photos also contained supernatural images.

So, we decided that since we had so many supernatural photos that I should write a book telling about many of them. (Not all of our photos made it into the book since there were so many that they would probably fill a large dictionary-sized book, so we narrowed them down to a few of our favorites.)

And, the photos just keep coming! Some day I may write another book which includes many of the paranormal photos I've featured on this blog, plus others that we've yet to show.

Not only is each photograph explained in the book, but there are also real ghost stories told by people in our region in the book, as well. One of these stories is about a haunted car which one of my former students wrote about and shared with me.

My book features paranormal photographs from my childhood which my father took, (Guess my brother and I got our unusual talent from him!) until recent years. They were mostly taken in our Southern Appalachian Mountain region, but some were taken as far away as Europe. (Boy, is that area haunted!)

There are chapters about ectoplasm, orbs, shadow ghosts, and a few featuring rarely documented images like the ghost in the mirror at one of our holiday gatherings!

To get the Kindle version of "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" on Amazon for just $2.99, please click the widget above.* 


And Happy Spring!

*The paperback version is no longer available for sale.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, April 16, 2022, Becky

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Haunted Cemeteries Revisited!


I'm running a day late on my blog post this month since I didn't get to consult with a psychic until this afternoon. I wanted to get her idea about the glowing outlined gravestone that I photographed a few weeks ago.

Last month, I wrote on this blog about the eerie-looking photo below-

(For the full story about this photograph, please see my Sunday, January 16, 2022 blog post entitled "Weird, Scary Photo!")

Anyway, the psychic said that there were spirits in this old cemetery.* The spirits were mainly those that had loved ones buried there. The glowing grave marker in the foreground of this photo is that of a grief-struck woman that had lost someone who was very close to her. She couldn't let the grief go, so her energy got stuck there.

We went back to this cemetery in East Tennessee a few days ago, hoping to get some more paranormal photos, 

but it was not to be. Greg and I were very tired after getting ready for a birthday party, then celebrating and visiting with people, which we enjoyed, but we spread ourselves too thin. In other words, we had no energy left to take pictures that were paranormal! I mentioned this to the psychic, and she said that yes, in order to do any type of intuitive work that you needed to be well-rested.

However, she marveled about Greg's and my ability to take psychic photographs, that it was something she couldn't even do. (There are, of course, different types of psychic abilities.)

Greg and I have most of the paranormal photographs that we have taken in my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott which is on Amazon in the Kindle format. See the widget above for more information, and how to order.

The same day that Greg and I took the glowing, grave-marker photo, we went to another old cemetery to lay flowers on the graves. It was Greg's family cemetery, the Reynold's Cemetery.

There is a large orb in the above photo which shows up better in the close-up below-

This large tombstone is that of Greg's great-grandparents. The psychic said that the orb was not from them, however, but it was from other family members who were attached to and friendly to us; they were supporting us.

It's nice and comforting to know that there are spirits around who are supportive and caring to those of us here on Earth.

Stay tuned until next month for more adventures into the unknown!

*The Bent Creek Cemetery is old. It goes back to the days of the Revolutionary War. Greg's great, great, great, great grandfather was buried there, along with several other men who fought in that war.

Greg at the John Arnot Gravesite

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

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.

(My book is available on Amazon Kindle. Please click on the widget above for more information about ordering it.)

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.

If you like this blog, you might also enjoy the eBook, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott which is available on Amazon Kindle. Please see the widget above to order this eBook for $2.99.

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!

*The Kindle version of "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott can be purchased on Amazon for $2.99. Please see the widget above.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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