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