Goblin

The Scary Red Hat Society

Red Hat

Before I could see Hats on Souls, I’d never heard of the Red Hat Society.

Unfortunately, I discovered their dark secrets.

The Red Hat Society is an international organization and I’m sure there are happy members all over the world, but I wish to relate my experience in the hope that others will learn from my sad tale and do some research before jumping in as I did.

After I made the discovery of seeing Hats, someone suggested that I join the Red Hat Society. It made perfect sense. After checking out their website, I anticipated a joyful experience in sharing my ability to see hats with my new friends. I mistakenly thought that a society that celebrated hats would be delighted with someone so connected to hats.

Silly, silly me.

The website talks up a good story and it sounds great, but it’s a perfect example of “Buyer Beware”. I didn’t catch on to the fact that if you’re under fifty years old, forget it. Qualifications should mention that a Medicare card is required.

My local group meets once a month and my busy schedule finally allowed me to attend a dinner at a local restaurant. Previous meetings were held further away and after the kazoo incident, I wished I had attended a meeting at one of those less-convenient locations.

Kazoo

One of the members was celebrating a birthday, so everyone pulled out their Birthday Kazoos. After instructions on what end to blow out of (it’s the large end by the way), a Happy Birthday Kazoo Serenade was played.

We weren’t at a local pancake house or McDonald’s. We were at a nice restaurant, near my home. I prayed that my neighbors were all having dinner at home this night.

When the discussion turned to trips and vacations, I mentioned my trip this year to Costa Rica. I assumed that this fun group, as advertised on the website, which also endorses fitness, would share my joy of days filled with snorkeling, horseback riding on the beach, zip lining through the jungle and my first surfboarding lesson. Instead, I was met with deafening silence and stares. I felt as though I’d just declared that I was an alien visiting from another planet.

Surfboarding

After our first and only get-together, the group leader checked out my book, Presidential Souls. Without reading the book or asking me for clarification, she called me early the next morning and informed me that I wasn’t a good fit for the group. I was told that they are a Christian group and my beliefs do not fit in. I attempted to give some explanation and I said that if she read the book she would get a better understanding of the true nature of my beliefs, but her mind was already made up.

Obviously, I did not wish to remain a member of this crabby, narrow-minded society, especially when the leader had someone from the corporate office call me to complain about my beliefs! When I told the woman from corporate headquarters that I was looking for a local professional organization of my peers to share the Red Hat Society’s claims of fun and friendship, I was told, “This is definitely not a professional organization!”

No kidding, really?

For me, I’m going back to ghost hunting. The Ellicott City ghosts I hang out with are infinitely friendlier, a lot more fun and a hell of a lot less scary!

Crabby Guy

My Ellicott City Crabby Guy

 

 

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The Paranormal Birthday Party!

The big day finally arrived!

We descended upon the Howard County Historical Society Museum in Ellicott City to perform a paranormal investigation for

Robby’s 16th birthday party!

Robby and his friends wore “Ellicott City Ghostly Happenings” T-shirts that I designed for the party.

Do you recognize the Goblin from the Ellicott Family Cemetery?

I love that Crabby Guy!

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The Ghost Hunter Participants

Besides Robby and his four friends, we had two guest Ghost Hunters. The Director of the Museum, Shawn Gladden, brought his sons and they were amazing! All of the Ghost Hunters performed their tasks so expertly that I was blow away.

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Investigating the Basement

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Checking for EMF Readings

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Using the Laser Grid

We were allowed to investigate the basement of the museum and what a find! The basement was a hot-spot for Spirits and the EMF meter was particularly active around an old stove. Perhaps one of the Spirits used to be a chef or maybe a cook?

Stove Orb

Stove with Orb

Capture

Stove Orb

We got a total of eight Orbs in the basement!

But we also got something else:

A Skeleton Face!

Ordinarily, Robby and I would have returned to see if the apparition could be explained, but since we couldn’t this time, we’ll have to leave this Spirit as a mystery. We did get EMF spikes in the area of the basement where this Spooky Spirit appeared in the photo.

Face

Skeleton Face

And then there was the upstairs investigation…

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Performing a Voice Recording Session in the Main Hall

…where we captured a Shadow Figure!

I reviewed the photos and I checked with everyone to see if the figure was one of the others, or if they recognized the figure, but as we zoomed in, we realized that there wasn’t a body!

Figure

Shadow Figure

We were doing a voice recording session at the time and we thought we heard the word, “South”

and the figure appears to have a hat, so perhaps this was a

Civil War soldier.

He was also standing near the gun case.

During the entire investigation, the Ghost Radar was talking up a storm.

We got words like:

Friendly, John, Circus, Ann, Lost, Golden, Join, Handsome, Gray, German, Explanation, Bridge, Cave, Believed, Dug

This was a much longer investigation than usual so I will feature the photos, instead of writing a story from the Ghost Radar.

Orb 2

Basement Orb

Orb 3

Another Basement Orb

Orb 5

Basement Orb

Orb 4

Twin Orbs

Orb

Basement Orb

Orb 6

Basement Orb

I believe that the Paranormal Investigation Birthday Party was a huge success and I am extremely grateful to the Howard County Historical Society Museum and Shawn Gladden, Karen Griffith and Mary Schwanz for allowing us to have the privilege of communing with the Spirits of the Museum. I believe that the Museum is haunted and that the Spirits may be attached to some of the objects in the Museum.

On our way out, we captured many Orbs near the haunted Ellicott City Courthouse, which is next to the Museum…

Courthouse

Courthouse Orbs

  And of course we had cake for the Birthday Boy!

Cake

Happy Birthday Robby!

And finally, this was obviously a blurred photo, but it looks like a Spirit so I thought it was a fitting end to a Paranormal Party or…

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The Spirit of the Howard County Historical Society Museum

…was it just a blur????

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The Spirits of Summer

Where did the summer go?

School is in full swing and our schedules have become frighteningly hectic.

Spirits don’t scare me.

Trying to find more hours in a day – now that’s scary!

We didn’t get to the next investigation yet, so I’m featuring some investigation highlights.

Spirits of the Summer of 2013

Man and Rob

My father visited us at Whipps Garden Cemetery

Gnome 2

We met a Gnome!

Hell House Face

And a Tree Spirit!

Tshirt

And a real live Goblin!

Peeking Figure 2

Spirits peeked out at us.

Three Faces 2

And some came right out and showed us their faces!

We met three Ghost Dogs:

George Bolton – Paper Mill Guard Dog

Dog

A St. Bernard at Deep Creek Lake

Daschund 1

A Deep Creek Lake Dachshund

Horse 1

And a Unicorn!

We met Fairies:

Fairy and Other Fairy

The Fairy King

Fairy Orb 2

Fairy Orb

And people too!

Man A

Shadow Man

Brewing Man and Child

Man and Child

And then there was the Cat Alien!

Figure 1

Cat Alien

And lots and lots of Orbs!

Casper the Friendly Orb

St. Mary's Cemetery Orb

St. Mary’s Cemetery Orb

Bright Orb

Bright Orb

Bright Orb

Bright Orb

There were Angels and Mists and so much more! The evidence has been awe-inspiring and I feel as if a whole new Universe has opened up for me. I believed before, but now I know there is so much more than I could possibly have imagined.

We still plan on doing the St. John’s Cemetery investigation next, so here’s hoping that time will stand still and the Spirits will come out to play with us!

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