Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Perfect Paranormal Gift!


Question: Guess what the perfect gift would be for those on your gift list that are intrigued by the paranormal?

Hint:  It's a book that has true ghostly stories and over a hundred real paranormal photographs (never before published in book form) taken mostly in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, as well as a couple of other Southern states, and even in Europe.  It's about ordinary people who have had some extraordinary ghostly encounters.  It describes various paranormal phenomena with photographic examples of each.  It goes beyond your usual run-of-the-mill ghost book.  Some people have found that it's even right down scary, even though I feel it's spiritual, as well.  In any case, it's thought-provoking!  (If you're into paranormal, you might even give it to yourself as a gift, if you haven't already!)  Also, the price is right!  It's only $12.95 plus shipping or taxes, according to where you buy it.

Answer:  If you guessed that the perfect paranormal gift that I hinted at was the book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," by Becky Arnott, you'd have been correct!

(Please see my 11/2/13 blog post on where to get one or more copies.  Also, check out my video of taking a paranormal photo on my Facebook page-See the Facebook icon below.  Also, "like" the page while there.  Thanks!)

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Spring Hill Public Library Book Signing


I just got back from the book signing at the Spring Hill Public Library in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  If you didn't make it, I wish you could have been there. 

First of all, I'd like to thank the library staff for hosting my "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" book signing, for the advertising, refreshments, etc.  Everyone was friendly and helpful.

The attractive library is a great resource for the community.

I'd like to share with you a little bit of what went on there today, in words and pictures.

They have some really nice art work on display.  Being an artist, of course, I would notice that.

Imagine yourself, sitting here next to this wonderful lighted globe, enjoying a book like "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," since the library now has a copy in their permanent collection.

While there, I just had to ask this important question-Is Spring Hill Public Library haunted?  To which everyone on staff that I talked to replied that no, it was not haunted.  (This is a far cry from the Maury County Public Library in Columbia, Tennessee that has a resident ghost, the "lady in white" which I wrote about in my 10/21/13 blog post.)

I do wonder though, with all these Civil War artifacts from the surrounding area on display in this library, who knows what goes on once the lights are off and everyone has left for the day.  Bet you could get some interesting pictures!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mischievous Spirits?


A few mornings ago, while I was fixing breakfast, I encountered something mysterious.  As I was looking out our kitchen window near the sink, I noticed that a couple of our little decorative pots had been pushed toward the window several inches away from their usual spot.  I immediately thought that perhaps our cat Kallie had moved them, but then, I started  wondering how they were moved without being broken.  Also, she'd never done that before, and she rarely ever gets in that window.  When she does, she just gently walks or jumps over the pots.

                                 This is how our pots usually look in our window.

This is how the pots on the right looked after something had moved them.  This is exactly how I found them a few mornings ago.  I really notice things like this, especially since I'm a professional organizer.  I  like everything neat and in place.

Then, the next day, as I was fixing a meal, I reached for the nutmeg in our kitchen cabinet, and it was sitting in its usual spot, upside down!  I reasoned that I'd been working hard the past few days, but I knew that I couldn't have been so tired that I'd have put it in the cabinet upside down!  I asked Greg about the nutmeg, and he said he hadn't touched it.

However, when things like this happen, you try to come up with logical explanations.  Usually, there is a reason for what has occurred, but some things just can't be explained away that readily. 

If the unusual things that happened a few days ago weren't due to our cats or Greg or me, could it be because of mischievous spirits?

In my mind, mischievous is okay, as long as it's just a few pots that are moved around.  There's no harm done.  However, if it gets to the point where things start flying through the air toward your head, like they did at our next door neighbor's, that's when it's time to be concerned, and to take action.

I find it's very helpful, especially while I'm by myself in the house, to say a prayer and to ask the angels for protection.  Good is always more powerful than evil.  Thank goodness!

Next Saturday, November 23, 2013, there will be a book signing for my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" at the Spring Hill Public Library in Spring Hill, Tennessee from 10:00-11:00 AM.  In addition to signing books, I'll also be demonstrating taking spirit photographs.  Light refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Comments from Fans of "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind"


I just recently received a really nice letter from someone who had read my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."  With the risk of looking as though I'm bragging (for I certainly don't mean to do that!  I just wanted you to know that several people think that my book is worthwhile.), it inspired me to share it, along with some other comments that people have made about my new book.

Here is a portion of the letter that I mentioned above:

"I think your book is terrific.  I love how you captured so many entities by taking pictures.  I especially liked the one of the June Tolliver House.  (Although I didn't take that one!)  Now, when I go by there, I always look to see if someone is looking out the window at me.  Your book is great."

Here are some other comments via email, in person, etc.:

"Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" is extremely interesting and thought provoking!  What amazing pictures you have taken and collected!...I have been sharing information on your book with others.  I admire your courage and perseverance."

"I love your book."

"I'll...always be a fan of yours."

I'm so grateful for comments like these from people who have read my book.  I'm a little overwhelmed, for I didn't actually expect the response I've gotten.

The book really didn't take much courage, because I knew I had a story I had to tell, and I just decided it was something that I needed to do, no matter what the reaction was.  I think it's good to express our thoughts and feelings as long as we don't hurt others or ourselves.

I believe it's a book that almost everyone can relate to, for most people, whether they admit it or not, have had some kind of personal experience with the paranormal at some time in their lives.

The truth is, there are things that we just don't understand.  Life is a fascinating mystery that is just waiting to be solved.

I really appreciate any of you that are spreading the word about my book, whether by word of mouth, by Facebook, or however, for if this book does well, I'm planning a second paranormal book for next year which would include among other things, chapters on an enchanted park in East Tennessee, a paranormal ghost-hunting group in Southwest Virginia, and the supernatural goings-on in our present home.

If you're in the area, please stop by and see me at the book signing for my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," at the Spring Hill Library in Spring Hill, Tennessee on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 AM.  Light refreshments will be provided.

To "like" "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" on Facebook, please see the Facebook icon below!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, with love and appreciation, Becky


Saturday, November 2, 2013

"Paranormal Photographer"


In a recent local newspaper article about the "Ghosts in the Gap" event in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, I was referred to as a "paranormal photographer."  I guess that's a pretty good description of what I do, but I don't feel I'm any more special than anyone else because I have this ability.

In fact, we all have paranormal or psychic abilities, if we only realized it.  In some people, it's just a little more highly developed than in others.  Psychic ability can take many forms: predicting the future by reading tarot cards, etc., psychic dreams, seeing spirits, and, of course, taking paranormal photos, among others.

During last weekend's "Ghosts of the Gap," one of the people that came by (for my talk about the June Tolliver House and its ghosts and a demonstration of taking paranormal photos), felt like he couldn't take a paranormal photo since he had tried once and had failed.  I encouraged him to try it again, and by golly, he did it!  He seemed elated for having done so.  His picture looked about as good as mine.

The paranormal is a fascinating subject, and if you enjoy paranormal photos and stories, check out my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."  It has real paranormal photos that I, and others that I know, took, and true ghostly stories mostly from East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Lately, I have been wearing this button when I go out-

It was designed by talented graphic designer Lynn Ashley who owns Good Shepherd Graphics in Columbia, Tennessee.  It was made into a button by Dan Olson, owner of Imaginart Promotions in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

People ask me how to get a copy of my book.  It's easy.

You can:
Order online from:  (See the picture of my book [widget] at the top of this blog post.)
Buy from local shops:
-June Tolliver House, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
-The Clapboard House, Wise, Virginia
-Atlantis, Johnson City, Tennessee
-The Old Curiosity Book Shop, Columbia, Tennessee

Please let me know how you like my book!  Enjoy!

Please see the Facebook icon below to like "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" on Facebook!  Thanks!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky