Saturday, December 5, 2015

Animal Spirits


A few weeks ago, my husband Greg and I went to Memphis, Tennessee for a sightseeing visit. We saw and did a lot of things in just a couple of days. Since we didn't have much time, we had our itinerary well planned so that we could work in everything that we wanted to do.

One of those places we definitely wanted to visit was the Memphis Zoo, and we're glad we did. Greg and I both love animals, and being there was a lot of fun.

We even had a delicious lunch there. While enjoying our lunch, we were thoroughly entertained as we watched through a large picture window a couple of  primates frolicking outside.

After lunch, we strolled around the park, taking pictures of the animals as we went.

When we got back home, we put the pictures on our computer, and we noticed that a couple of pictures that Greg had taken had a strange fog in them.

Here is an example of a regular, normal photo that Greg had taken of a giraffe:

Then, here is a photo of an ostrich which is anything but normal! Just look at how foggy this picture is! This photo is just full of ectoplasm. Part of the picture even has a lavender/purple tinge to it. This ectoplasm is probably from the spirits of animals who had once lived there at the zoo.

We went to the Nashville Zoo a couple of years ago, and lavender-colored ectoplasm showed up in several of our photos. Lavender/purple/violet is a very spiritual color.

There are also several animal spirit photos (and a lot of other paranormal photos and stories) in my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind." Be sure and check it out!  It might make someone who enjoys the paranormal an unusual Christmas gift!

Greg and I never see anything strange before we take our photos. We just enjoy taking pictures, and these strange anomalies sometimes, when we least expect it, show up in our photos. These don't scare us; they're just more of a curiosity. They're actually a natural phenomenon that we just don't fully understand right now.

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, January 2, 2016! (or sooner!), Becky


Saturday, November 7, 2015

See the Genuine UFO/Flying Saucer Photo!


In my last "Spirit Photographs" blog post (October 23, 2015), I wrote about my brother's trip to New York state and the Hudson Valley.  In that post, I showed a genuine UFO/flying saucer photo that my brother took and sent to me while on that trip.  It's a lovely photograph taken from the Hudson Bridge.  Several people saw this post, but I'm now trying to get the word out to more folks, because in my mind, this photo is huge!  I researched UFO photos on the Internet, and this is better than most that I saw, and taking a photo like this is so rare!
I'd like to encourage my brother to take it and have it analyzed, because I believe that this photo is every bit as intriguing as his now famous June Tolliver House ghost photo which I tell about in my paranormal book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."

If anyone out there could let me know what steps we need to take to draw more attention to this unique photo, please do!  I'd really appreciate it!

Be sure and check out my October 23 post if you haven't already!

Until Saturday, December 5, 2015 (or sooner!), Becky

Friday, October 23, 2015

A Paranormal Adventure in New York, Including UFO's!


On this special pre-Halloween blog post, I'd like to feature my brother's recent paranormal adventure in New York state.

My brother is Nick Botts who is mentioned in my book "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."  Among other things, in the book, I show Nick's now famous June Tolliver House ghost picture which he took when he was just a school boy in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Nick does have a gift for taking paranormal photos, just as my husband Greg and I do.

Nick also has a keen interest in the paranormal which is evidenced by the places he and his wife went on their trip to New York.  They went by the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and the Burn Brae mansion in Glen Spey, New York which were both featured on recent episodes of Syfy's "Ghost Hunters."

Culinary Institute of America

They didn't notice anything unusual about either place.  That's the way it usually goes, you don't see or hear anything at so many of these "haunted" places you visit.  Greg and I have run into that several times.

However, when you least expect it, something really great shows up!  That's exactly what happened to Nick on this trip.

While still on the trip, he emailed me an extraordinary photo that he had taken from the walkway of the Hudson Bridge in New York.

In his email, he said, "Here's a weird pic...notice the strange objects in formation in the sky.  I did see something right when I snapped but (they) were gone in an instant."

Wow!  This picture is amazing!  It was a really lucky shot.  You can see, especially when you study the objects more closely, that they are flying saucers, just like in the old classic flying saucer movies.

Capturing UFO's on camera is probably even rarer than capturing an apparition.

Good job, Nick!  Thanks for sharing!

Suggested paranormal book for Halloween, or anytime: "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott.

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for visiting!  Until Saturday, November 7, 2015, Becky

Monday, October 5, 2015

Spirit Communication


One morning, Greg came in from our front yard, and asked me if I'd noticed that our angel statue was lying on the ground.  I told him that I hadn't.  We couldn't understand why it was lying partly on the sidewalk a couple of feet from where it usually stands.  Because of the position that it was in, there's no way it could just have fallen over or have been blown over by the wind.  Nothing else was disturbed.  We concluded that either Halloween pranks had started early, or that it was something supernatural.

We were really puzzled by this, and I told Greg that I would mention the angel statue to a psychic-medium that I would be contacting in a couple of days.

As I said in my last two blog posts (August 8, 2015 and September 5, 2015), my mother passed away just recently.  I promised her before she passed that I would communicate with her through a psychic, especially since the last few days of her life she couldn't speak.

True to my word, I contacted a really good psychic-medium by phone.  I asked her about the angel statue, and she said that Mama's spirit had tried to move the statue to another part of Greg's flower garden to show us that she was here, visiting us, but it was too heavy for her to move any further.  Now, we understood; the mystery had been solved.

The reading with the psychic went well, and I communicated with Mama, as well as my father who had passed on several years ago.  She also saw my grandmother, and even described what she was wearing.

The next day, I looked out the upstairs window, and noticed a heart-shaped leaf floating in the birdbath on the deck in our back yard.  I mentioned it to Greg and to someone else, and wondered if it could have been from Mama, or was it just a coincidence?  The doubt left my mind the next morning after I saw a second leaf floating in the birdbath, as well!  A statue was too hard to move very far, but a leaf or two was another matter!

Also, another strange thing that has happened involves a pretty mourning dove.  Apparently, the same dove seems to enjoy coming to our deck where the birdbath is, and just either sits or stands on different parts of our deck for hours at a time.  Since this was so unusual, I decided to research this online.

Just last night, I found an intriguing website ( that gave me the information I needed.  It had "after death communication" which I found very helpful.  It even mentions "physically occurring afterlife signs" such as birds "who behave in a strange or remarkable way in our presence...."

Also, according to a book that I often consult, "Animal-Speak," by Ted Andrews, a dove represents the feminine, motherhood.

Greg has also received messages from a couple of his loved ones who have passed on.

I'm sure that Greg and I are not the only ones that have received messages from beyond. The above-mentioned website has tremendous information for any of us who are puzzled by strange things that might have happened after the death of a loved one.

I really appreciate Mama's persistence, and her willingness to communicate.  In the past, we always enjoyed talking to each other about a lot of different things, and just because she's no longer on this plane, doesn't mean the communication has to end for us, or for anyone who wants to continue  relationships with those in spirit.

***To celebrate Halloween this month, I'll have a very special blog post on Friday, October 23, 2015.  It concerns a photo my brother took that is mind-boggling!  That blog post will be the first time it has ever been shown anywhere.

Please stay tuned!

See you then!  Becky

Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Spirit Photographs" Update


Today, I'd like to give you an update on the paranormal things that have happened in my life since our last meeting on this "Spirit Photographs" blog.

First of all, one morning, a few weeks ago, I went into our guest room, and noticed that the cushions and pillows on the love seat had fallen over and one was even on the floor.  It was an unusual thing to happen, and I thought that maybe the cats had done it, but they've never done anything like that before.  Also, it's certainly within the realm of possibility that it was a paranormal occurrence, because one night, several months ago, I heard a loud noise from this same area, and discovered that the love seat had apparently moved about six inches to the right, by itself!

Are these two cats innocent or guilty?

Also, I mentioned in my last "Spirit Photographs" blog post (Please see my Saturday, August 8, 2015 post.), that my mother had just recently passed over, and that I had started getting positive messages, just as a psychic said I would, like "Love never fails."

I first saw "Love never fails." just two days just after she'd passed, on a girl's tee shirt, while I was in a store to buy a frame for a special photo collage I was going to fix as a tribute to Mama for her funeral service.  I thought that "Love never fails." looked familiar, but I couldn't quite remember where it came from.

Then, a few days later, I was looking through a box that a relative had given me that contained a few of Mama's possessions, and I couldn't believe it. but there, in the bottom of the box was a new-looking note pad holder that I'd never seen before that said, "Love never fails."

As if this weren't enough, about a week later, I was going through my emails that I was far behind on, and one of them really got my attention.  It was an email from Joel Osteen, "Today's Word with Joel and Victoria," which was entitled, "Love Never Fails." (1 Corinthians 13:8).  (I was glad to know that "Love never fails." was from one of my favorite Biblical passages which I hadn't recognized on the tee shirt.)

And what's more- and this is mind-boggling to me- Joel's email was dated July 31, 2015...the very day my mother had passed away!

Reminder: "Ghost Hunters" and "Paranormal Witness" Wednesday nights (for a short while, I presume) ("Syfy"), and "Ghost Adventures" ("Travel Channel") on Saturday nights

Thanks for visiting!  Until Saturday, October 3, 2015 (or sooner!), Becky

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Spirit Messages


I lost my mother just a week ago, and I'd like to share with you some of the unusual things that happened surrounding her passing.

Greg and I found out she was really sick, so while we were on our way to see her, a large bird swooped down at our car, near the windshield.  Later, we got stuck behind a truck for several miles which had "casket company" printed on it.

Then, a few days later, I got an email from a family member who said she had lit a candle for Mama since she was ill, but the candle went "out on its own with half a candle left," which gave her an uneasy feeling.

Also, she had a big bird experience, as well.  It was an owl that "hooted loudly" and swooped down nearby a couple of times.  Since it was an owl, it made her feel "uneasy, because in the Native American world, seeing an owl means someone will die."

Then, just a few days after my mother passed on, I started getting positive messages, especially when I'd go out somewhere.  Two of my favorites are, "Love never fails." and "Heaven is better."  All of these spirit messages were so comforting, just what I needed to help me get through all of the pain.

A friend sent me a wonderful email in which she tells about a musical greeting card that her deceased mother had given her several years ago, that suddenly started playing on its own, even though it had been packed away under several things in a box for several years.

The things I have written about above are examples of messages from Heaven, angels, Spirit, God.

For more information and examples, about spirit messages, be sure and check out the intriguing book, "Animal-Speak, The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small" by Ted Andrews.  Also, there's my favorite magazine, "Woman's World" which always has the "My Guardian Angel" feature in which readers share their stories about their departed loved ones sending them signs and messages from beyond.

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, September 5 (or sooner!), Becky  

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Haunting Lure of a Lake


Great to have you back!

Greg and I had a close encounter or two with the spirit world during these past few weeks, as we usually do!

Not long ago, we met some family members in beautiful Lake Lure, North Carolina.  We stayed at lovely "The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa" where the stars and crew of the hit movie, "Dirty Dancing" stayed while filming was going on.

The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa

Our sister-in-law who is really into the paranormal as we are, was staying with her husband at another place at Lake Lure that she knew was haunted.  We had wanted to spend the night there, as well, but we were unable to get a room, so we ended up at the 1927 Inn.

I had told Greg before we left for Lake Lure, that I bet our place would be haunted, too, that Patrick Swayze, the star of "Dirty Dancing," probably haunts that place.  We found out that apparently, the inn is haunted!

We were fortunate enough to have been just down the hall from a room that was supposed to be haunted, number 217, since a murder-suicide had taken place there.  Once, a guest even left that room early, during the night.  Animals that have stayed in the room don't seem to like it, as they nervously pace the floor until they can leave.

And, close by, was the suite, number 215, where Patrick Swayze stayed.  Although no one said anything about his suite being haunted, a couple of pictures I took outside his door had some ectoplasm.  Whether the ectoplasm was just a spillover from the nearby haunted room or not is anyone's guess.

Left, the "Haunted" Room, and at the End of the Hall, Patrick Swayze's Suite

I would't be surprised if Patrick Swayze's ghost was right there, though, because I can see how anyone who had stayed there would want to haunt that fabulous place!  It's a little bit of heaven on earth!

The people in charge of the inn are not shy about it being haunted as you can read about the paranormal goings-on in the lobby, and/or talk with an employee who has had first-hand encounters with the spirit world.

We got to talk with another Patrick, the events coordinator, at the inn, who  had captured a ghost boy on his camera during a wedding there.  We were fortunate that we got to see the photo with the distinct ghostly image.  Patrick was very lucky (and gifted!) because capturing an apparition on camera is a rare event!

That wasn't all!  Patrick also told us that he'd also been touched on the shoulder three different times there at the inn.

In addition, a housekeeper had seen an apparition in a white dress that even spoke to her.

Several other paranormal events have happened there, as well.

We got paranormal grids in several of the mirrors there (in the ladies' room, the hallway, and even the haunted room [My sister-in-law and I asked the guest staying in that room if we could take a couple of pictures of his room since it was supposed to be haunted.  He was a good sport about it, but said he'd not tell his wife that it was haunted as she would want to leave.  It would be interesting to see how they got through the night!]  There was nothing paranormal going on in Greg's and my mirror [or room], so we had a good night's sleep!)

Another reason there is so much spirit activity going on there is perhaps because it was a hospital for a time.

Anyway, if you'd like to go visit a fantastic place that has it all (even ghosts!), you might want to take a trip to haunting Lake Lure, North Carolina!

Note: Sunday, July 12, "Finding Bigfoot" finale on "Animal Planet!"

Thanks for visiting!  Until Saturday, August 1, 2015 (or sooner!), Becky

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Haunted Computer?


It's good to be back with you!

A lot has gone on with me, paranormal-wise, as it usually does, but I'll mention only a couple of the more outstanding things on this post.

The two paranormal events that I've just recently had, involve my computer.  Both times, I was trying to email people.

The first time, I was emailing a relative, and we were making plans for Greg and me to meet her and her husband and another couple at a haunted inn in North Carolina to spend the night.  However, right in the middle of my email, some of the keys stopped working, including the space key!  I finally ended up capitalizing the beginning of every word and using words that didn't contain certain letters since those didn't work.  I finally got my message across, thank goodness, but it took a lot of creative typing!

Then, the second email was to my brother, to thank him for the copy of a paranormal photo that he had sent me that he had seen on Facebook that a woman in his church had taken before dark in an old graveyard.  What is significant is that she actually saw the reddish ectoplasm before she snapped the picture.  (None of us has ever done that.  For us, the paranormal stuff just shows up in the photos after we've taken the pictures.)  Anyway, for this email to my brother, I had a hard time just trying to get the email sent, but persistence prevailed!

Greg and I are going to go check out that graveyard ourselves the next time we go that way.  I'll let you know if we find anything significant there, or in North Carolina!

So, the question is, is our computer haunted?  Were the two events actually paranormal?

Another thing to consider is that the planet Mercury is retrograde right now (May 18-June 11).  When this happens, strange things can happen with technology, communication.  Maybe that's what happened, but I think it's very significant that both times that I had problems, I was discussing the paranormal.

Just hope this blog post posts OK!

P. S. - My book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind, " is now on Kindle!

Thanks for visiting!  Until Saturday, July 4 (or sooner!), Becky

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Weird Photo of a Haunted House


Since my last "Spirit Photographs" blog post, I've taken several pictures that have been paranormal.  I'd like to share one of those with you today.  I think it's the most unusual one of the bunch as I've never taken one quite like this one before.

It's a picture of an old (haunted) house in Columbia, Tennessee which I wrote about on my 9/7/12 blog post.  It was one of the houses featured in the Columbia Ghost Tour that Greg and I took.  The photo I featured on the other post shows an orb in the upper right-hand corner of the house.

The photo I took recently, here on this post, is really weird!  I took the photo from the passenger side as the car was moving which might have caused the wavy lines in the photo.  It also has a wet look, but I can't remember if it was raining that day or not.  It's strange that part of the photo is perfectly normal looking, however, except for the scary image in the upper right-hand window!

Haunted House in Columbia, Tennessee (Copyright, Becky Arnott Photo, 2015)

I haven't yet shown this photo to any psychics, so I'd love to hear from anyone who would like to interpret this one for me and the other readers!

I also have a huge announcement about my book:  "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" is now a Kindle book!  Please get it today, and write a review on my Amazon page.

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, June 6, 2015, or sooner, Becky

Monday, April 6, 2015

Paranormal Update

Welcome back!

I'm still very busy with my projects, but I just wanted to fill you in on what all has happened in my paranormal world during the past month.

As you might recall, Greg and I were having some issues, mostly with strange sounds in our house, and even our car horns were blowing on their own.

Our Current House

Over the weekend, I consulted one of my favorite psychics, Ruby, who told me that many of the noises we have heard were unconsciously triggered by Greg and me because we have so much psychic energy!

She also told me several other things about our house which I will detail in another book that I'm currently writing.   Also, in the chapter in my upcoming book about our house, I'll include the intriguing things that our favorite neighborhood psychic told us about the house's history, etc.  With all of the things that went on here, I guess Greg, the cats, and I are actually doing pretty well!

In addition to consulting Ruby this weekend about our house, I also asked her to give her impression of a few photos that looked paranormal that Greg and I had taken during the past four years.  This was the first time since the untimely death of the gifted psychic, Elaine, who expertly interpreted the paranormal photographs for my first book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," that a psychic has given a reading about any of our photos.

We knew how really good Ruby was at interpreting our photographs when, after looking at one of the photos of the Cypress Grove Nature Park in West Tennessee, she said that she saw a skeleton of a monster in the ectoplasm.  If you read my earlier blog posts on 9/5/14 and on 9/13/14, you'll recall that I said that Greg and I were certain that we had heard the sounds of Bigfoot in that very park!  (I get chills as I write this because it brings back my feelings of the day we were there, and Ruby was right on track in her description of the ectoplasmic remains apparently of Bigfoot that could certainly be interpreted as a monster!)

Ruby had no idea what park was pictured.  Besides, to our knowledge, hardly anyone knows that Bigfoot apparently lives right there in that Cypress Swamp, except for the lady that came face-to-face with one which I tell about in my two earlier posts.  Of course, there could also be others who have seen Bigfoot there, but they're probably just keeping quiet about it.

Greg and I now feel even more confident that it was Bigfoot we heard that day in the swamp, that we could have easily had an even closer encounter with it than we did.  If we had, I'd have liked to have taken his or her picture to once and for all prove the existence of such a creature.

I guess I'll just have to be satisfied to have taken a picture of it's spirit as that's a safer alternative than having an actual close encounter with one!

Hopefully, by next time, I can share some big news about my first book, "Close Encounters of the Spirit Kind."

Thanks for visiting!  Until Saturday, May 2, 2015 (or sooner!), Becky

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Unnerved by the Paranormal


I said I'd be back writing a blog post today, and I try to be a person of my word, but this post will be brief  due to my nerves, caused by what Greg and I believe is a subtle but relentless attack on us by some paranormal force here in our house.

A strange event happened a couple weeks ago which makes me believe this is true.  One night, we had an ice/snow storm which, of course, made the roads treacherous, so much so that Greg couldn't get home from work.  That meant that I had to spend the night in our house by myself which is not something I like to do.  I decided I'd just stay up all night until Greg got home.

All went well until around 3:15 AM.  At that time, I was in the kitchen with our two cats when all of a sudden, I heard a loud sound, like a thud, in our living room.  I bravely (with weak knees) walked through our dining room to our dark living room and switched on a light.  I quickly looked around and noticed that a plaque on our mantel (which had been sitting there in that spot for a long time) was lying flat on the top of the mantel.  That explained the loud noise.  I guess that with a little effort, a spirit in-the-know could easily push that plaque down.

Wooden Plaque on Mantle

After all, that was a perfect time to manipulate an object.  Here it was, 3:00 AM, prime time for spirits, the weather was very unsettled, and poor Becky was home alone.  What could be better for a ghostly cheap thrill?

Yes, spirits can make the inhabitants of a house (even pets) feel very unnerved, even when they are not doing things like pushing down plaques.  Their best targets are those that are very sensitive.

Just as I was writing this, our calico cat Kallie, that was sitting on my lap, gazed up over my head and seemed to be observing things I can't see.  Then, she jumped down and ran onto another room.

That's okay.  In the next few days, I'm going to be consulting with a psychic to determine our best plan of action.  Greg and I had hoped that things were much better here, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Wish me luck. Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting!  Until Saturday, April 4, 2015, (or sooner!), Becky

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Paranormal, New and Vintage

Welcome back!

I've missed being here and not writing my blog posts the past few weeks, but I've been very busy with some other projects.  Once I get them going better, I'll try to write my blog posts more often.  For now, however, I believe once a month is the best I can do.

I have two intriguing paranormal things, new and vintage, I'd like to share with you.

First of all, for the most part, our house has been pretty quiet the past few weeks, paranormal-wise.  However, our cars have been acting up!

One day, while I was by myself in our house, I suddenly heard a car horn blowing.  I tried to think it was a neighbor's car horn, but I could have sworn the sound was coming from my own horn.  The noise didn't last long, probably only about 30 seconds.

My "Haunted?" Car

Then, a few days later, while Greg was home, we both heard the distinct sound of a car horn blowing.  Determined to see from where the sound was coming, I raced to the second floor and looked out the window.  There, I saw with my own eyes, Greg's car lights going off and on, and heard the horn loudly blowing!  I told Greg what I had witnessed, and he said he hadn't touched his keys and had no idea on why the car could be doing that!

In addition, on the day we were going to leave on a big trip, Greg found his car truck open.  I assured him that I hadn't been near his keys or his car that day.

Also, I've been experiencing some car problems which, hopefully, are now fixed!

The other thing I'd like to share is info from an email my brother, Nick, sent me.  He, Greg, and I try to keep up with the paranormal since it has always intrigued and fascinated us and has been an important part of our lives.  (Nick took the picture of the now famous June Tolliver House ghost which I discuss in my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind.")

Anyway, in the email, Nick told me about coming across a vintage 1965 NBC documentary on YouTube entitled "The Stately Ghosts of England."  It features the late actress Margaret Rutherford, her husband, and a psychic who visit three haunted English mansions.  They actually do catch spirit activity on film at one mansion.  Just like Nick says, "It's kind of hokey but still entertaining.  It's a forerunner of all the ghost hunter-type shows on today."  It's really fun to compare them.

Also, on YouTube, are many other interesting paranormal videos.

Thanks, Nick, for sharing.  Good stuff!

Remember: "Ghost Adventures" and "The Dead Files" on Saturday nights!

Thanks for visiting!  Until Saturday, March 7, Becky