A Message From My Father

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A Message from My Father

You never know what to expect from the Other Side. For example, when you ask for a message, it might not come from the source that you expected, so you need to be open to alternate forms of communication.

The best case scenario at a group reading is that you get a direct message from the Other Side, in this case, from Kelly Schloer – a gifted psychic and medium.

Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t get chosen in a group reading, so it’s a loss. Right?

Wrong.

There could be a variety of reasons for not getting a direct message. Perhaps the recipients of the direct messages had a greater need for healing. Their Spirit relatives and Guides were given priority that day.

Perhaps the people in attendance were not all “Believers” and they needed a direct message to convince them that their loved ones were truly with them.

Perhaps the Spirits who came through were stronger and able to push their way to the front of the line!

For whatever reason, if you go to a group reading, you need to pay attention because you could still get a message from the Other Side, like I did.

As I was listening to the messages, my hearing perked up when Kelly spoke to someone and I felt as if it was a message for me too. I asked myself, “Is it my imagination, or were they talking to me?”

Later, Kelly explained to the group that if she didn’t speak to you directly, you could still have received a message that was also meant for you.

Duh!

Okay, I was convinced that the message was for me, but there was one more sign to come that would seal the deal.

We were at an Elks Lodge and there was a large wall of member photos. During the several hours that I sat in the meeting hall, I was continually drawn to one particular photo. The man didn’t look familiar, yet I kept being drawn to him. He had a black ribbon on his photo, so I assumed that he’d passed. I made a mental note to look at the name when the meeting ended as I was too far away, but when the meeting ended, I forgot and left.

It was cold and late and I had a long drive ahead of me, so I just wanted to get home. As I started the car, I remembered the photo and I wished that I had looked at the name.

It didn’t matter. I knew what name I’d find. I started to drive away, but I had a nagging feeling that I still needed to verify what I already knew. I turned around, braved the cold again and went back to the meeting hall.

As I suspected, the name on the photo was Don.

My father’s name was Donald and he went by Don.

I needed no more proof and I finally headed for home. I had received the message that I was looking for and it was verified, so I was happy.

Thanks Dad. Message received, loud and clear!

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A Wedding Call from the Other Side

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We were waiting in the Bridal Suite. The wedding was due to begin in a few hours.

The Wedding Party was outside with the photographer.

It was just myself (Mother-of-the-Bride), my husband (Bride’s father) and the Groom’s mother who witnessed the call.

My husband’s cell phone rang and we heard him say,

“Hello?”

“I think you have the wrong number.”

“Who is this?”

I asked him who called and he said it was an older lady and she said her name was Laura.

My maternal grandmother’s name was Laura.

Without the slightest hesitation I told my husband, “It was Grandma DeVore.”

He didn’t argue, in fact, he said it sounded like her. This was an astounding thing for him to say.

She died in 2003.

My husband is a believer, but it has to be pretty convincing evidence. He sat and thought about it, then he looked at the number and asked me to Google the area code to see where the call was from.

I gasped as I told him that it was a Pennsylvania area code.

My grandmother was from Pennsylvania.

A wrong number…an older lady saying her name was Laura…a Pennsylvania area code…on her Great-Granddaughter’s Wedding Day?

There was no doubt about it. This was a call from the Other Side.

My Grandmother was letting us know that she was with us on this joyous occasion.

Thank you Grandma.

I’m so happy you were there.

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Medieval Elephant Encounter

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This story does not fall under the category of a ghost hunt, however, it shows that we don’t need to be looking for paranormal or unusual activity in order for it to find us.

I denied my initial conclusions after I saw the photos.

I wasn’t going to document what I thought had happened, but I started seeing too many signs that convinced me to write this post.

I believe the Lady Essex wanted us to hear her story.

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I attended my first Renaissance Festival with my family and I had a wonderful time. I was able to wear my new cape and I was totally immersed in the role of being in the medieval times.

As we toured the Festival, I was surprised to find elephant rides! I’ve never ridden an elephant, so this was a unique opportunity.

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The elephant’s name was Lady Essex. As soon as I was seated on her, I felt an overwhelming sadness. It was almost unbearable. I tried to smile and be happy because I was thrilled with the experience, but it was extremely difficult.

I had to fight against the grief because I could sense her emptiness.

Elephants, especially female elephants, are herd animals and they form deep family bonds. It has been proven that elephants experience emotions such as grief, joy and anger. Elephants are depressed when they’re not with other elephants.

I could feel that Lady Essex was not abused – she was just incredibly lonely for her own kind.

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Lady Essex turned to give us a wonderful pose!

I silently thanked this beautiful Lady for the ride and I told her I was sad because she wasn’t with other elephants.

I sent her love and left with mixed feelings about the ride.

Later, when I reviewed the photos, there were two pictures with bright Orbs. One huge Orb was right on me.

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Look at that huge Orb on me!

I know it was Lady Essex thanking me for caring and for telling her story.

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Look at that bright Orb on Lady Essex!

 

 

 

 

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Knightly Spirits of Malbork Castle

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Malbork Castle, Poland

I had the opportunity to do my first International Ghost Hunt…

…in Poland!

I toured Malbork Castle, home of the famous Teutonic Knights.

Not former home.

There are still Knights in residence at Malbork Castle, along with many other Castle Spirits.

I had one of the strongest visions that I’ve ever had the moment I approached the first Castle gate.

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Malbork Castle Gate

I felt suspended in time.

The present slipped away as the people near me disappeared and I was surrounded by Knights on horseback.

The Knights were returning to the Castle, entering the main gate, as I was.

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Teutonic Knights

There were four lead Knights on horseback and I was between them with two Knights on either side of me.

I felt small as I walked between them, but I never felt threatened.

I could feel the dirt being kicked up by the horses and the Knights were so close that I could hear the rustle of their clothing and the clanking of their armor.

There was a company of ancient travelers behind me.

As the realization dawned on me that I had been transported to another time and I was surrounded by ancient Knights, I was in awe.

I stopped walking to gather myself and as I absorbed this new reality, the vision disappeared.

The Knights let me know, before I even entered the castle, that they were still very much in residence at Malbork.

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Malbork Knight Graves

Later, I had a vision of an ancient tomb.

A body was lovingly wrapped in armor and placed in the tomb. A large stone slab covered the revered Knight. There were carvings and ornamentations on top of the tomb. I was then shown the place where I had visited the Knights tombs on the Castle grounds.

They were showing me that the Knights buried at Malbork Castle still protect their sacred home.

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Malbork Knight Graves

These weren’t the only visions at Malbork Castle.

 While touring the kitchen area, I felt a plump, angry Chef.

She was still furious with her husband because of his affair with a beautiful young maid.

Their doomed love story is told below.

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Kitchen Orb where I felt the angry Chef.

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Angry Chef Orb

I was able to capture several interesting photos at Malbork Castle.

This photo appears to have a Hooded Figure peering out of the window.

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Hooded Figure

 This ghostly image has a face.

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Ghostly Face

While I was in the Chapel, I was “urged” to take a picture of the seats along the side wall and I got this bright Orb…

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The Spirits were practically screaming at me to take a picture here and a bright Orb was in the photo.

 The Chapel was filled with Spirits. I also captured these bright Orbs…

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Chapel Orb

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Chapel Orb

 

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I got several bright Orbs on this mural.

 In the Great Meeting Hall I got an Orb on the Throne…

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Throne Orb

 As I was preparing to leave the Castle grounds, this beautiful butterfly landed in front of me.

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Malbork Castle Butterfly

 The butterfly is a symbol of resurrection. Perhaps the Knights of Malbork were reinforcing their message to me.

They did not die.

They were transformed and still reside at Malbork Castle.

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Knights of Malbork

 Malbork Castle Ghost Radar Conversation

Words from the Other Side:

Different, Magic, Eddy, Unhappy, Young, Meal, Secret, Dirty

Warm, Willing, Flames, Location, Skill, Shadow, Birds, Bit  

 There is nothing different about their sad tale. The magic had gone out of the marriage. The Chef and her husband, Eddy, went through the motions of being married, but when a young maid arrived at the Castle, Eddy was awestruck, and fell in love.

The maid squealed in delight as a handsome Knight pulled her onto his horse and rode with her in front of him as he returned to the Castle. She only had eyes for the Knight and he returned her favor with a silver necklace, which she proudly wore. From the fine chain hung a pendant with a small Amber heart  and a silver feather. She belonged to the Knight, but Eddy grew more unhappy with each passing day and he coveted the young maid. As he worked alongside his wife in the kitchens, preparing each meal, he couldn’t hide his secret longing from his wife.

The Chef began to have murderous thoughts about the dirty affair she assumed her husband was having. She pictured the young maid as warm and willing to give herself to Eddy, and jealous flames ignited thoughts of revenge.

The Chef plotted a location for the demise of the lovers. She watched and waited for a chance to use her legendary skills with a carving knife. When the young maid crept into the shadows one evening to meet her Knight, she never made her rendezvous with him.

The birds in the forest were the only witnesses to the crime.

Eddy’s life ended soon after with the same bloody knife. Bits of the young maid’s blood mingled with his as the Chef returned to her post and resumed her baking with the murder weapon. When asked about her husband, the Chef angrily replied that he had run off with the young maid.

Secretly, the Chef smiled to herself as she felt the fine silver necklace with the Amber heart and silver feather beneath her apron.

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Saved by a Ghost Priest

“What an excellent day for an Exorcism”

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Georgetown Ghost Priest

I don’t know about you, but every time I have anything to do with The Exorcist, strange things begin to happen.

Strange bad things.

Years ago, when I read the book, a series of terrible things started happening. I grew so frustrated that I threw the book out of the car window while I was driving! (I was pulling into a relative’s driveway). I flung it as far away from me as I possibly could.

The bad things stopped happening.

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The Exorcist Stairs

I never wanted to see the movie, but I was talked into seeing it.

I never wanted to see that movie again.

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The Exorcist Stairs

Fast-forward to present-day.

I heard about the Georgetown Ghost Tour. Many years had gone by so my fear had been forgotten…

…until the bad things started happening again.

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Tour Guide Tony: He appears to have a Ghostly script!

Robby had to see the movie so he could appreciate the famous Exorcist Steps.

I had never been to see the actual steps and it had been a long time since I’d seen the movie so…

…we watched the movie.

Rob’s response was, “Oh, my Lord!”

Then the bad things started happening.

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Spooky Georgetown Doorway

It took a few days for me to realize what was going on, but when I made the connection, it began to make sense.

Thankfully, we went on the tour a few days later and as it turns out, we had a protector…

…a Ghost Priest.

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Ghost Priest

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Ghost Priest Outlined

I didn’t see him until I reviewed the photos. I was guided to take the shot. I knew that someone was there and I was being told to take the picture.

I took a picture of the street – not a point of interest on the tour.

Nothing bad happened after that, despite the visit to the Exorcist Stairs. In fact, there was the threat of rain all night, but we never felt a drop. It had been raining all day and Tony, the tour guide, was convinced that it would rain, but it never did.

We were being protected from the Exorcist Curse.

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Under the Canal

Another extremely interesting coincidence (if you’ve read my other blogs you know I don’t believe in them so I’m being facetious)…

At the exact time that I took the picture of the Ghost Priest, Tony was talking about…

…Chandra Ann Levy.

This was hauntingly chilling to me.

Chandra Levy’s remains were found in Rock Creek Park, near the tour. When Chandra disappeared in 2001, I had a vision of a woman being murdered. It was so real that I was tempted to go to the police. I can still see it clearly today. A woman was being murdered, but she wasn’t killed in Rock Creek Park. She was killed at Gravelly Point Park, or somewhere nearby. It was nighttime and the planes were in the background landing at the Reagan National Airport. Two men committed the murder. One wore a bandana on his head. I had the vision before I knew about Chandra, but when the story came out and I saw her picture, I knew it was her.

When Tony was talking about Chandra on the tour, I was being told to take the picture of the street.

It was the Ghost Priest who showed up in the picture.

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Georgetown Orb

What does it mean?

I don’t know, but I can tell you that there are plenty of Spirits in Georgetown and if you pay attention, they’ll come out to play.

There was some spooky good stuff on this tour!

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Oak Hill Cemetery

Georgetown Ghost Tour Ghost Radar Conversation

*It should be noted that the first word from the Ghost Radar was “Slab”. We were standing next to the Oak Hill Cemetery.*

Words from the Other Side:

Slab, farther, magic, blow, foot, fall, stairs, shoe, needs, carry, society, roar, visit, product, customs, represent, giant, flame, flowing, sea, possibilities, forgotten, success, strong, loss, now, instrument, plan, perfect, hills, ports, Jeff

Slabs of cement house Earthly remains, but look farther than usual and magic will blow into your soul. Do you hear my footsteps by the Library? Can you hear me fall down the stairs? My shoe may be in another dimension, but my needs carry the weight of society and it is essential that I roar my story to those who will listen.

When you visit my tomb remember that I am still a product of all that exists. I know your customs and all that you represent. I am a giant flame flowing in a sea of possibilities.

You may have forgotten me, but your success depends upon maintaining a strong connection to loss and your acceptance of Now.

Confused? Good! I remain an instrument of the Master Plan.

You will know all when you are perfect, but until then…

Climb the hills, navigate the ports and acknowledge us! For we are the Spirits of Georgetown.

Jeff

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Robby on the Exorcist Steps

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Ghost Burger with a Side of Fries

 

Rob and I went on a walking Ghost Tour of historic Annapolis, Maryland,

but the Spirits were anxious to communicate with us before the tour even began!

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Ghost Burger and Fries

We arrived early and enjoyed a leisurely stroll down Main Street followed by a relaxing dinner before the tour. We chose the DRY 85 restaurant at random and after we ordered, I suggested that we get the equipment ready and do a quick battery test.

As soon as we set the KII meter on the table, it started going crazy!

We’ve never seen it light up like that. There had to be an electrical cause, so we moved the meter all around the booth, going high and low, but the lights stopped whenever we moved it. When we set it in the middle of the table between us, it started going crazy again.

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KII Meter and Orb at DRY 85 Restaurant

The table was solid wood, but I still wasn’t convinced that it was a Spirit so in a smart-alecky tone I asked,

“Are there any Ghosties here?”

The KII lights stopped, and then started again.

I began to take this situation a little more seriously.

This time I asked,

“If you’re a ghost, can you make it stop and start again?”

It did.

It stopped, then started immediately, just as I asked.

I asked the waitress if she knew of any ghosts in the restaurant and she hadn’t heard of any…

but I guarantee that they have one.

Or perhaps it was an anxious Spirit who didn’t want to wait to be mentioned on the tour.

Either way, it was fun to have contact before the tour began!

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The Most Haunted Building in Annapolis!

I won’t spoil all of the wonderful ghost stories on the tour, but it was interesting that the first story was about Charles Campbell and his fiancé.

As the tour guide described the hauntings from the tragic couple who never saw their wedding day,

the first word from the Ghost Radar was:

Married

Is that great or what?

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Blackbeard Was Here!

It is interesting to note that the next night, I saw a black shadow figure in my house. It was so real that I insisted someone was there.

Of course, there was no one.

Coincidence? I don’t believe in them.

Those Annapolis ghosts are frisky and I can’t wait to visit them again!

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DRY 85 Restaurant Ghost Radar Conversation

Words from the Other Side:

Wagon, Series, Visit, Prove, Command, Bear, Most

“The wagon tale about old Charles is one of many in a series of ghost stories about our fair town.

If you plan to visit us, you’d better prove that you have a healthy respect for the dead.

For if not, we’ll issue the command to release the Spirit Bear.

Most will shiver in fear…

and only the stong will survive.”

Spirits of Annapolis

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Phenomacon and the Gettysburg Battlefield Ghosts

Robby and I had a fantastic time at Phenomacon in Gettysburg, PA.

We met some of our favorite television stars and some pretty phenomenal ghosts on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

We met the Bama Boys – Jonathan Hodges and Benny Reed, from “Deep South Paranormal”.

It was a true pleasure speaking with them and I hope we see more of them soon!

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Johathan Hodges and Benny Reed

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Jonathan Hodges, Robby, Benny Reed

 

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Jonathan Hodges and Robby.

We also met John Zaffis and his son and daughter from the “Haunted Collector”. They were all sweet to talk to and we’ll be keeping an eye out for their future endeavors!

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John Zaffis and Robby

 

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Aimee and Chris Zaffis

 Joe Chin from “Ghost Hunters International” was terribly charming and we look forward to seeing his adorable smile on another show soon!

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Joe Chin from “Ghost Hunters International”

 After the convention, Robby and I went to the Gettysburg Battlefield. After performing a thorough tour and familiarizing ourselves with the area, we went to dinner and waited for nightfall.

We wanted to return when it was dark and  hopefully there would be fewer tourists and more ghosts!

We were hoping for total darkness, but the Moon Shadow was so bright that we didn’t even need a flashlight!

We focused on two well-known haunted areas: the Devil’s Den and Little Round Top

The Devil’s Den

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An Orb lights the way to the Devil’s Den

 

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Robby and a giant Orb at the Devil’s Den

 

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Devil’s Den Orb stays close to Robby

 There were many bugs, which showed up as Orbs, but some Orbs were too bright and too coincidental to be classified as bugs.

And then there was the Shadow Figure at the Devil’s Den…

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Devil’s Den Shadow Figure

 Little Round Top

The view from Little Round Top, as we looked down towards the Devil’s Den, was continually illuminated by the constant flash of cameras. A mock battle raged below in the quest to capture battle-weary Spirits.

The paranormal convention provided a steady stream of nighttime visitors to the ghostly battlefield!

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Brilliant Little Round Top Orb with Devil’s Den fellow Ghost Hunter lights in the distance

 

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Little Round Top Orb

 As Robby and I stood on the second floor observational deck of the tower monument, Robby came up with the idea to play some Civil War songs to inspire the Spirits. He played three Union battle hymns, then he found a Confederate song, but it wouldn’t play. So he tried another one, and then another. They wouldn’t play.

He tried a Union song again, and it played perfectly.

Robby was bringing up the songs on my phone, which had been bewitched all day. My phone is newly updated and was in perfect working condition before attending Phenomacon. I didn’t use my phone all day at the convention, yet the battery drained below 50% and my icons had not only been jumbled around, they were moved to other pages! Robby was using my phone that night as he pulled up the battle hymns.

Little Round Top was a Union fortification and was never overtaken by the Confederates.

Apparently, not even a Confederate song was allowed, even now.

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Another Orb hovers near Robby at Little Round Top

 Finally, it is worth noting that there was so much to take in at the convention and touring the battlefield, that I only used the Ghost Radar once all day. Robby was conversing with two Generals, so I relaxed and passed the time by activating the Ghost Radar.

The first words were: Henry Wilson Battle and Cost.

An internet search the next day provided the following information:

Henry Wilson was Vice-President under Ulysses Grant and he organized the 22nd Massachusetts infantry.

They were known as “Henry Wilson’s Regiment”.

Their worst casualties took place at the Battle of Gettysburg.

A terrible cost.

At the time that I had the Ghost Radar on, I was near the regimental monument of the 22nd Massachusetts on Sickles Road on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

How great is that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seance with Jack the Ripper

Robby and I had an incredible night at The Haunted Cottage in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

The highlight of the evening was a visit from Jack the Ripper in a heart-stopping action-packed  séance!

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The man I saw in my timeline regression.
Jack the Ripper

A timeline regression was performed on me as a prelude to contacting Jack the Ripper. The host, Vince Wilson, hypnotized me and through a timeline regression, took me to 1888. I walked the cobblestone streets to the place where Mary Kelly was brutally murdered. As I stepped onto the streets of Whitechapel, London, the air was thick and I noticed the filth! I was chilled and I pulled a worn shawl closer around my shoulders. A man, dressed all in black, was shadowing me as I walked towards Mary Kelly’s home. When I arrived at 13 Miller’s Court, I opened the door and roaches scattered at the disturbance.

Mary Kelly was asleep on the bed and Jack the Ripper was in the room, watching me as I observed the scene.

Vince brought me back to the present and asked me the color of Mary Kelly’s hair.

I said it was reddish-auburn.

That was correct.

I then added that she was wearing a white petticoat and Vince told me that she was wearing a white dress when she died.

It felt so real! The others said they heard footsteps above us while I was hypnotized.

Before we started the séance, the front door opened on it’s own.

We all turned, expecting to see someone walk into the room, but no one came in. The door had been firmly latched and closed.

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Séance Table

 Then we did the séance and we asked for Jack the Ripper to contact us.

He didn’t disappoint us.

It started with a loud creaking noise. Over and over, it sounded like someone was walking in the same room with us.

Then two of the women were touched. I was silently asking Jack the Ripper to touch me, since I just had a close encounter with him in the hypnosis session, and he lifted the table and pushed it into my legs! We were standing and the people near me had the table pushed into them also. Then I felt ice cold. Some of us felt cold and others, right next to each other, felt hot. I was holding the lady’s wrist on my right and I told her that she felt ice cold, but she said she was hot.

The room was dark, but then the blackness grew even darker. A black shadow crossed the room. The dim computer light was blacked out. Another lady was poked in the back when the men in the back said they saw a black figure.

Before the séance began, Vince put a tambourine on the table and he asked Jack the Ripper to tap it. We heard a loud noise on the table and when we turned the lights on, the tambourine was flipped over and a candle was knocked out of the candlestick.

Wow!

But let’s not forget about John Wilkes Booth. The Haunted Cottage is known as The Booth House and prior to our visit, I requested that we hear from him. Upon review of my photos, I found a face in a crystal ball – the face of John Wilkes Booth!

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Face in a crystal ball.
The face of John Wilkes Booth

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John Wilkes Booth

All of the pictures were filled with Orbs, but there were two particularly bright Orbs.

I’m certain that we heard from Jack the Ripper and John Wilkes Booth at the Haunted Cottage!

For all of the non-believers and naysayers out there, all I can say is that I was there and you weren’t.

Had you been there, you’d be a believer now too!

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Bright Haunted Cottage Orb

Museum Orb

Haunted Cottage Orbs

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Spirits and Sneach at Virginia Beach

We had a rare treat when we took a mini-vacation to Virginia Beach. We arrived the day after a foot of snow had blanketed the city. Our three days were perfect as we were blessed with sunshine, mild temperatures and Sneach – Snow at the Beach. As Rob and I were chasing dolphins along the shoreline, Rob became tongue-tied trying to describe the snow, sand and beach. He blurted out, “Sneach”, which I think described it perfectly.

Besides Sneach, there were plenty of Spirits to be found at Virginia Beach. During our short stay we were able to take time out to do some Ghost Hunting (disguised as tourists) .

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Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach

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Rob jumps into the Sneach!

  The Old Coast Guard Station Museum

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Old Coast Guard Station

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Rob in front of the Old Coast Guard Station

                                                                 

Prior to our visit, I read Haunted Virginia Beach by Alpheus J. Chewning. There is a chapter about the ghosts at the Old Coast Guard Museum. I asked the ladies working at the museum that day, Ruth and Marilin, if they had any experiences with ghosts in the museum and they had indeed. There were many tales, such as a man’s voice when no one was around.

This was the most active place that we toured, as far as photographic evidence. On our short day-time tour, I was able to capture many Orbs, and one Orb was particularly bright. The majority of the Orbs were at the entrance of the Museum, near the African-American wall of pictures. Each photo below is a different shot. There are multiple Orbs, and one especially bright Orb.

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Bright Coast Guard Station Orb

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Two Coast Guard Station Orbs

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Coast Guard Station Orb

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Coast Guard Station Orbs

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Coast Guard Station Orb

When I was taking the photos, I was drawn to the rocking chair. In the photo, there is an Orb next to the cannon, to the right of the rocking chair.

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Cannon Orb

I would love to go back and explore the museum at night without all the noise and distractions, but I was pleased that the Spirits made themselves known through the photos.

They were also active on the Ghost Radar.

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

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Rob and the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

This one was interesting because I couldn’t find a ghost story about this lighthouse, but there are many ghost stories in the surrounding area. I was anxious to see if we could find anything.

The ladies at the gift shop said there were no ghost stories about the lighthouse.

The challenge was on!

I got two things. One was a picture of an Orb above Rob’s right shoulder as he was going down the Lighthouse stairs. This was significant because it was day-time and there were many other tourists with us in the tight spaces. We didn’t have the time or space to do a lengthy investigation.

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Orb above Rob’s right shoulder as he climbs down the stairs of the lighthouse.

The second thing was more of a feeling that I had when we went to a park near the Lighthouse. Located on the base at Fort Story, there is a park with a statue of Francois Joseph Paul de Grasse. We had left the lighthouse and were exploring a bit, when we saw the park and a pier overlooking the beautiful shoreline. We enjoyed the view from the pier, Rob blew his new fog horn that we bought at the Lighthouse gift shop, but all the while I kept feeling drawn to the park area below and behind us. I had seen the statue, but only the back of it from the pier. There was too much snow to explore the park, but as I was returning to the car, I felt compelled to enter the park area to see the name on the statue. Despite the snow barrier and a lack of boots, Rob and I checked it out.

Prior to looking at the plaque on the statue, I kept feeling that there was fighting going on. I took pictures of the park thinking that there was a war and that a great battle was being fought. I could picture the scene of cannons being fired and I could hear the screams of wounded soldiers. The entire time that we were on the pier admiring the beauty of the ocean, I was drawn to the field behind me, almost as if I could hear the raging battle.

As Rob and I read the plaque at the base of the statue, my feelings made sense:

“This statue, a gift from France, is placed here overlooking the waters where Admiral Compte de Grasse successfully engaged the British fleet on September 5, 1781. The “Battle of the Capes” prevented crucial reinforcements from reaching Cornwallis, thus hastening his surrender.

Dedicated in grateful remembrance of the decisive contribution of Admiral de Grasse to the winning of American Independence.”

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The continuing Battle of the Capes

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Statue of Admiral Compte de Grasse

Remember, I had never been to Fort Story before and there were no ghost tales about it during my brief research prior to the trip.

I could feel the battle, but I didn’t know anything about it, until I read the plaque.

I feel certain that we heard from Admiral de Grasse.

My findings are that there are Spirits that visit the Lighthouse and there is a battle still being fought that can be viewed from the Lighthouse.

Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin

This was by far the busiest place that we toured, so it was difficult to be alone and do a proper Ghost Hunt, but I did get another picture of an Orb above Rob while he sat in a command chair on the ship.

Like the picture of the Orb above Rob in the Lighthouse, I think this is a Spirit that protects Rob, so it might not be a Spirit that hangs out on the ship, but it’s hard to say.

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Orb above Rob’s head on the Battleship Wisconsin

Cavalier Hotel

Unfortunately, this well-known haunted hotel was not open so we couldn’t explore inside, but we did walk around outside and we peeked in a few widows. One of the most famous ghosts to haunt this grand hotel is Adolph Coors, who founded the famous brewery. He was found dead on the grounds outside of his 6th floor room on June 5, 1929 and he is seen at the hotel, along with other previous guests.

This would be another fabulous place to explore at night.

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Cavalier Hotel Lobby

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Cavalier Hotel

This was only my second time at Virginia Beach. The first visit was a few years ago in the summer and it was beautiful, but I loved this trip because I’ve never seen snow at the beach and the place was deserted. It was the perfect peaceful get-away.

It was like a ghost town.

Categories: Admiral Compte de Grasse, Battle of the Capes, Cape Henry Lighthouse, Cavalier Hotel, Ellicott City, Ellicott City Ghostly Happenings, Fort Story, Ghost, Nauticus, Old Coast Guard Station Museum, Orb, Paranormal, Uncategorized, Virginia Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whistling Ghosts at the BMI

Robby and I went on a Professional Ghost Hunt at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI).

It was Halloween Eve, it was nighttime and it was lights out in the Museum for the entire event.

It was a blast!

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Robby peeks into the Museum theatre and a Ghostly Orb is right behind him peeking in too!

We had an exciting group experience, but I had two mind-blowing personal experiences when I was alone…

in the dark…by myself…in the Museum!

It was fabulous!

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The BMI Main Hall – the Ghosts were behind the blue machine on the left

The Ghostly Gathering event was run by the paranormal group, PRISMd. We were given a brief history of a few tragic deaths at the BMI, then we set off to hunt some Ghosts.

Taking a Break, with a few Ghosts

We were on a break and I wandered off to take a few pictures away from the group. When the flash goes off in the dark, it blinds anyone nearby, so I took a few pictures of the main hall with no one around. One of the museum employees in charge that night, Stan, found me and I told him that I was just taking a few pictures, but there were also some other people further down in the hall and I pointed out to him where they were, behind the blue machine. He gave me a strange look, then he said that the monitors sometimes come on by themselves, so he went to check. He came back and said that none of the monitors were on and no one else was in the hall.

I said, “No, I definitely heard women talking, right over there.”

Stan said, “Ah, women talking. We get a lot of that.”

Apparently, I confirmed one of the Ghost stories of hearing women talk in that area. I didn’t know about it until Stan told me. He also said that even though none of the monitors were on, there are all male voices on the videos. I only heard female voices.

I thought it was members of our group, but he said no one was there.

Later, when we were in the main hall with the group, one of the monitors suddenly came on by itself.

Wow!

Whistling Ghosts

By far, the most exciting experience that night was when I found myself alone in the main hall, quite by accident!

Everyone was outside near the docks investigating the haunted tug boat and enjoying the view of the harbor. It was a beautiful night, but it was a bit chilly so when Stan said that he was going inside for a jacket, the others said they were moving on to the Copula. I didn’t know where the Copula was, so I followed Stan into the main hall thinking that everyone else was right behind me.

Of course, I stopped to take a few pictures. A few moments went by and I noticed how quiet it had suddenly become. I turned around and realized that I was completely alone. I was thinking, “Where could the Copula be?”

And then I heard a faint whistling.

Robby often times whistles at the Ghosts when we’re doing investigations, so I thought it was him. As I looked in the direction of the whistling, I heard footsteps, so I moved towards them, but I found no one.

I was completely alone in the main hall…with the Ghosts!

I thought to myself, “Cool!” and I took more pictures.

I finally went looking for the group, but not finding anyone, I went to the main lobby and a member of PRISMd was there. She told me that the Copula was outside, so no one was inside except her, and she had been in the lobby the whole time. I told her that I heard whistling and she said,

“So they told you about the whistling stories.”

Of course, no one had told me about any whistling stories, but now I had confirmed another Ghost story about the Museum.

Swinging Lights

We were with the group doing an investigation in the printing room.   Someone asked a Ghost to make a noise or move something and one of the lights overhead started swinging. The other lights didn’t move. When the single light stopped swinging, we asked if they’d do it again, and a different light started swinging.

There are many reports of activity at the printing table, which is right where the lights were swinging.

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Second Floor Door

I took quite a few pictures near the door that leads to the second floor offices. We investigated on the second floor and we were told about the many stories of Ghostly activity in the offices. Several times when I was taking pictures, I kept seeing a dark shadow on the stairs out of the corner of my eye, but when I looked, nothing was there and no one was upstairs at the time.

There were many Orbs in this area and in one picture, there is a bright Orb on the doorframe.

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An Orb on the doorframe near the Shadow Figures

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Shadow Figure area and another Orb

The Baltimore Museum of Industry investigation was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to do it again. Stan was a wealth of information and I enjoyed his stories about the museum. It was a great experience to work with PRISMd and I hope that Robby and I can do another investigation with them soon!

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Stan Story: Chain that rattled on it’s own

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Bell and Orb

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Lobby Orb

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Multiple Lobby Orbs

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Peek-A-Boo! I’m right behind you!

Categories: Baltimore Museum of Industry, Ellicott City, Ellicott City Ghostly Happenings, Ghost, Orb, Paranormal | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

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