Friday, September 28, 2012

Psychic Rip-off


On last week's blog post (Please see the Friday, September 21 post), I featured a mystery photo, one that had a strange light coming from the heavens.  I suggested that if anyone had a clue as to what caused that strange phenomenon, to please contact me by email.  So far, no one has.

This is a photo that I took shortly after the one featured in last week's blog post.  The strange light is still there, it's just not quite as strong.

I have tried to research myself, to no avail.

I even stopped by to see a psychic, but I quickly figured out that she was a fake when she wouldn't allow me to take any notes during the reading.  (A red flag!  There were other red flags, as well.)  I vowed never again to visit another "psychic" who had a big sign in the yard and another flashing "Open" sign in the window.  Most genuine psychics don't need signs.  People "beat a path to the door" of the ones who are good.

A couple of years ago, I consulted a gifted psychic who helped me unravel the mysteries of the photos in my soon-to-be published book on paranormal photographs.  Unfortunately, Elaine passed away last year.  Greg and I still take paranormal photos, but now we have no one to help us interpret their meaning.  We need  to find someone else to fill in where she left off.

In the next few weeks, I'll be looking for a genuine psychic, instead of a rip-off one, to help me sort through the photos (including the ones in these last two blog posts).

When I do get it all sorted out, you'll be the first to know.  Please stay tuned!

If you have any interesting paranormal tidbits, please contact me :

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mystery Photo


This week's blog post will be short, but sweet.  In this post, I'd simply like to ask for my readers' help. 

My husband Greg and I were recently on an outing in a local park, and we were taking pictures as we always do to document the events in our lives.  (We have too many photo albums to count, full of pictures, plus many photos on discs, etc.)  Any way, after I'd taken the picture (below), Greg mentioned to me that the photo looked strange.  I made it into a print, and I was amazed, because we'd never gotten a picture like this one before.

                                                          Mystery Photo

So, if any of you that are reading this blog post have any idea as to what caused this phenomenon, if you are psychic or a student of, or an expert on, the paranormal, please contact me and let me know what you think.  In the meantime, this week, I'm going to do research to see what I can come up with.

I'll publish any interesting emails that I get next week, as well as tell you what I found out.  Good luck!  I hope, that together, we can solve the mystery of this photo!

If you can solve the photo mystery, or you have a paranormal story to share, please e-mail me :

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Friday, September 14, 2012

Spirit Mirror Phenomenon


On this blog post, I'd like to share with you a type of photograph I get a lot of, and that is a paranormal photographic phenomenon known as a grid.  I'd never heard of or seen a grid until we discovered the strange white and dark lines in a mirror of a picture I'd taken.  Greg and I had no idea what these lines could be, so we visited a psychic who explained that they were a common paranormal phenomenon, which was news to us!  Grids are supposed to be messages from the other side.

I never see anything paranormal before I take a picture, so I never know when something weird is going to manifest in my photos.  It's only after the picture has been taken that I'm aware of anything other-worldly.

The only phenomenon that I can always count on to show up consistently in my photos of certain mirrors is the grid.  I've found that old mirrors are generally the ones in which the grids do show up. 

One time, I took a picture of an old mirror (in which a grid always showed up), but this time there was nothing there.  I couldn't believe it!  Had I lost my touch?  Then, I thought I'd try it with the flash on, and there it was.  Apparently, the flash has to be on for this phenomenon to occur.  Case in point, see the two photos below.

                 Photo of an old mirror in a relative's house, with no flash, and no grid.

                       Photo of same mirror using the camera flash, hence, a grid!

(I have several more photos of different grids to share in my book which will be published soon.  Please stay tuned!)

If you have anything paranormal to share, please e-mail me : .

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Friday, September 7, 2012

Columbia Ghost Tour, Revisited


You might have read my previous blog post, "Ghost Tour." (Please see the August 24, 2012 blog post.)  In this post I want to update the tour by telling you what has transpired since then.  First of all, I was rather disappointed in the photographs that we took on the tour.  The best we could tell, all we got was one small orb near the doorway of one of the buildings on the tour.  One of the main problems was that it was so dark that the flash had trouble picking up anything.  Therefore, Greg and I decided to go back to some of the places that were featured on that tour in downtown Columbia, Tennessee.  We went back on Saturday, September 1, one night after the full moon.  (Did you know that the best orb pictures are usually taken before, after, and during the full moon?)  This time, we went earlier in the evening, around dusk.  We discovered that was a much better time, because we did get more things to show up in our pictures.

The evidence-

These two pictures above were taken just seconds apart.  See the bright shiny orb in one picture, but nothing in the other?  (It's always good to take more than one picture of your subject so you can compare the two, as far as paranormal photography goes.)

As I was getting ready to take a picture of this house that was featured on the tour, I noticed that an upstairs light in the window on the left suddenly went off.  This house is a museum which was closed for the day.  We looked for someone to maybe come out or to turn more lights on or off, but they never did.  The only light that we noticed on during both the tour and the night we returned to the house, was the one which lit up the stairway.  (There are several orbs around the window areas and the door.)

                                                   A Spooky-looking Place!
Several doctors have lived in the house above, which is supposed to be very haunted.  It most certainly is haunted, as no one has ever lived in it for very long at a time.  (Notice the orb on the upper right of the house.)

If you have anything paranormal to share, please email me :

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ghost Stories


A few days ago, I started thinking about the ghost stories I'd been told as a child.  A couple stand out in my mind.  Whether they are true or not, I don't know. Also, whether they are regional stories indigenous to my Appalachian Mountain region, I don't know.  None the less, they are still scary, especially to someone who is impressionable and sensitive.

The first story involves a teenage girl who, every year around the time of the local prom, could be seen standing on a street corner in town by herself, wearing an old-style prom dress.  Several people had seen her disappear into thin air!  That was the very street corner, 20 years earlier, that a girl in a prom dress was killed while riding back home from a prom.

                                             Typical Street Corner after Dark

The second story is about another girl who was dared to go into a graveyard after dark by herself.  As if this weren't bad enough, she had to take a fork and stab it into a grave and then leave.  Her "friends" who were waiting outside the cemetery, heard a terrifying scream.  They ran to see what had happened and found her lying there dead.  It looked as though she had tried to get away, but the fork she had plunged into the ground had caught her dress and had prevented her from doing so!

                                                Typical Graveyard after Dark

Finally, this last story, I know, for a fact, is true and it took place in the Appalachians.  My mother told me about her grandfather who used to deliver the mail on horseback.  One night, as he was making his rounds after dark, he felt someone jump on the back of his horse.  When he quickly turned to get rid of whoever it was, no one was there!  That was a very brave man if he kept making his rounds after that!

If you have any stories to tell, please e-mail me at:

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky