Excuse Me, You Have a Boa Constrictor In Your Vent


Ben and I went to a townhouse in December of 2009 where 2 young women lived. They were experiencing objects falling into the shower while they were in it. Like someone was pushing the shampoo and soap in to the bathtub. The garbage can in the kitchen fell over by itself; sounds of some type of furniture being dragged across the floor upstairs; electricity crackling sounds, and “something” ate a piece out of a roast of chicken one night.

A lot of times people will tell us they can hear a crackling sound like electricity running. Almost like unbridled spirit energy. The women knew something was upstairs and that they were being watched all the time. Whatever was up there, they wanted it gone.

I went upstairs where the bathroom and bedrooms were. A young male spirit appeared, very nervous, about 16-17 years old. He said his name was Robert and he was dressed in farm work clothes that looked like they were from the 1920’s. He told me “My ma would take the switch to me if she knew what I’d been doing.” He was referring to watching the ladies in the bathroom, and in their bedrooms. He had never had a girlfriend or any experience seeing women naked. So he was enjoying himself immensely! I was picking up that he had caught a bad strain of the flu and died from it.

He was the one pushing items into the bathtub. I assumed he also had knocked over the garbage can and taken a piece of chicken. He told me he did not do those things. Okay, so now I’m wondering if there is another spirit I haven’t picked up on yet.

  I told him he needed to go into the light and be with his family, explaining they won’t be angry at you for doing those things. He smiled and walked off into the light.

I stayed sitting on the rug in the hallway and picked up energy signals from a bedroom in front of me that was dark and empty of furniture. Just then, a picture emerged of a 10 foot boa constrictor that was on the floor of the darkened bedroom. I realised that this creature was probably the one that knocked over the garbage can and took a chunk out of the roast chicken. Communications of course were very limited with the snake and I asked for help to get it into the light. An ethereal being came out and carried the boa constrictor into the light. Really an amazing sight.

I went downstairs to tell the women what I found in their townhouse but before I told them, I asked if they had ever heard anything slithering through their vent system. They looked at each other with a surprised expression and said they had heard noises in the vents at odd times when it wasn’t the heat. I told them about the young man and the snake and said the snake was probably all over the townhouse but they would never have seen it. The dragging noise upstairs was probably from the snake too, bumping into furniture and moving it around.  Thankfully they were both gone so there was nothing to be afraid of.

I don’t know where the boa constrictor ever came from; maybe someone in the neighbourhood had one in the past. Or maybe at one time it had lived in that very townhouse. Who can know for sure? That was my first ghost snake. What next? A dinosaur would be interesting. Hmm.


Never Negate a Necromancer

nec·ro·man·cy : The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future; Black magic or sorcery; Magic qualities. Bringing up the dead for nefarious reasons.

I was doing a spirit removal in a dicey neighborhood where gangs, crime and drugs happen. If that didn’t make it uncomfortable enough, I found out the ex-boyfriend of this woman, whose house we were in, had gotten out of jail six weeks previous. He apparently was extremely violent with her and to top it all off, was a practicing necromancer. Oh boy. Who knows what kind of spooky crap we were going to find.

The basement of this house had a corner which had some picture that was painted over. It was supposed to be of an occult nature. There was also a picture of Jesus that had some nasty things done to it. Nooses had been found in the eaves of the basement. That is where this man would practice his necromancy.

My husband Ben hooked up the infrared system and had a camera in the basement and in the upstairs hallway. The hallway had some orb activity. I made my way to the basement to pick up on the spirits and see if I could remove them.

Proceeding down the stairs, the energies were very strong. It was negative, heavy and cloying down there. I took a few pictures around the area and then decided to get down to business. Immediately I picked up on a bizarre sight: 2 men and 2 women dressed in office clothing, holding hands and chanting in a circle. They were in their late twenties to their early thirties. The men had on shirts, ties and dress pants, one woman had her hair in a ponytail, a white blouse and black skirt with heels. The other woman had a blouse and pants outfit. It really confused me for a second. I was expecting them to have ceremonial clothing on.

As I was preparing to send them into the light, they broke the circle, still holding hands in a line together. They started moving towards me and their faces became monstrous with snarling and screaming and huge pointed teeth. They didn’t get very far before a higher power reached out and grabbed the hand of the one closest to the light and pulled them in. They were absolutely stunned as they went in.

There were other energies still in the basement. Behind the basement staircase which was an open one, was a male spirit who was scared and was covered in black fur like the Wolf Boys from Mexico. His eyes glowed red. He said he was scared of the 4 spirits. I asked him if he would go into the light and he said yes, he would. I watched him go. Then one more spirit appeared in the opposite corner of the basement, near the laundry machines. She was a very small woman with brown curly hair and a floral dress that looked like it was from the ’60’s. She told me she was a mitochondrial dwarf. I said “Okay” and asked her to go to the light which she did willingly. I know it sounds wild, but take my word for it, all these spirits were actually there in that basement.

I always know when the portal closes because the dark room gets illuminated for a second and there’s a buzzing between my eyes. I assume that is my third eye doing that. Anyway, I went upstairs and told the lady of the house and she confirmed that she did see something “creepy” under the staircase that had red eyes and was very black. She was relieved the other spirits were gone. She had a pagan guardian who cleansed her basement for her after the clearing.

Many, many weeks later, the lady whose house we had cleared phoned and had the necromancer books that her boyfriend had used. We went over and picked them up from her. She understandably didn’t want them around. So I have them on my bookshelf now for reference in case we run into another necromancing nincompoop.

How Do You Know If Your House Is Haunted?

As a paranormal investigator and spirit remover, I get e-mails and messages from people about what’s going on in their house. A lot of them start with “You’re going to think I’m crazy but…” Of course they are not crazy. (with the exception of the ones who are hearing hundreds of voices which is usually a psychological thing) But, they are being driven crazy with the weird activities taking place in their own house.
Everyone has an instinct about when something isn’t quite right in their home. You feel something is watching you or you are not alone.

Here are some of the signs that people have had that tells them there’s something else in their house besides leftovers and pets…

  • Items that belong to you have gone unexplainably missing or they show up in places that you would never have put them.
  • You hear noises that have no rational explanation to them like moaning, whispering, scratching, and your name being called by someone unrecognizable.
  • You feel something brush by you like cold air or a jello-like feeling.
  • You feel something touch you or pull your hair and no one is there. Or, you have a “cobwebby” feeling on your face or arms and yet there are no spider webs around.
  • You see images, usually shadow-like; go by, out of the corner of your eye. Some people see mist-like formations in the room or, very rarely, glowing round floating balls of energy termed “orbs”.
  • The temperature in an area or a room becomes unusually cold for no reason. Even turning on the fireplace or furnace does nothing to warm that area up. If you see your breath you know you haven’t paid your gas bill, you’re in the presence of a strong spirit, or,  you’re in the “Exorcist”. Sometimes there is an opposite change where the temperature goes up 10 degrees and heats up the room.
  • Your pets or children will not stay or go into a certain room. They usually have the capabilities of seeing ghosts, unlike most adults who are in a state of disbelief, denial or just not sensitive enough.
  • Unusual conflicts that come up between people and odd changes in personality; insomnia because you feel something is going to happen if you close your eyes. Some people are awoken between 3:00 and 3:30 am by spirits. I don’t know why that is such a special time for them. I think it comes down to your psychic portal being more open because you are physically relaxed and have hit a certain REM state.
  • Feeling ill but you don’t know what is making you sick. Strange or disgusting smells that are coming from closets, basements, bedrooms and there is no rotting garbage or any other rational explanations for the smell. We have to be careful with this one because there are too many real physical things that could be causing it.
  • My favorite one is a person waking up in bed and looking up towards the ceiling and seeing a spirit hovering over them. I’m sure that scares the bejeezus out of anyone. I’ve seen one standing in the corner of a bedroom in the night, when I was seventeen. I was wide awake. It was almost 7 feet high, dressed in a black coat and hat and I couldn’t see any face.  Eeeew. That particular thing would never disturb me now, but back then I almost wet the bed.
    You have to be 100% awake for that because in our sleep states we can rise to a certain level of sleep where we are barely conscious and see weird forms that aren’t there and have a paralysis of our body. That’s not paranormal.

Our Adorable Orbs

Enlarged Orb

In all the investigations into the paranormal we have done, the most exciting evidence is usually the capture of orbs on film and EVP’s on digital. There is a division in the paranormal investigating community as to the veracity that orbs are or are not souls or spirits. I lean toward the belief that they are indeed souls of the departed, and the evidence on video and digital sound files have solidified that belief for me.

We (The Paranormal Explorers) are usually talking to them as we are shooting video or taking pictures and digital voice recordings. We have even asked if they would please form some ectoplasm for us to see; and seconds after, a white cloudy mass formed right in front of the infrared video camera.

Tyrrell Museum Orb

I often talk to spirits as I am traveling outside or in a building, and ask if they would kindly let me take their picture. The small LED screen on the camera doesn’t always show if I have activity captured on the digital camera, and at times I admit I get very frustrated. But when the camera finally gets downloaded into the computer, then all the great pictures come out with various paranormal activity. And the pictures have coincided with my plea to the spirits to let me capture them on digital. No, I have never begged. Jeez.

Colored Orbs in Edmonton Cemetery

An Example of Snow Not Orbs

We  have always carefully analyzed the pictures to make sure the orbs were not dust, insects, moisture, atmospheric conditions like snow, spores or pollen, or light refractions.

Every time, these factors get eliminated when the pictures are enlarged and examined, and the location also is taken into consideration. I have been fortunate enough to see orbs with my own naked eye fly by my feet or my head, and they bear no resemblance to dust or any kind of insect. They are perfectly round balls of energy that are infinitely larger than insects. Some of them are the size of a baseball all the way up to basketball size. And colors! All kinds of colors of which I don’t know what each one represents. Chakra energy? Mood colors?

One parapsychologist (who will remain nameless), suggested that I am creating all of these orbs with my mind, that he did not feel they were spirits or anything truly paranormal. I stated that it would be impossible for me to create orbs with animal and human faces in them, and the dozens of orbs that travel at varying speeds towards our infrared lens in different sizes and brightness levels. He did seem taken aback by the statement we had caught orbs with faces in them on picture and video.

Orb With OpeningSuper Enlarged Orb

 I believe that orbs are vehicles for spirit energies. They are similar to atomic particles with the aura and mass inside. The puzzling thing I’m coming across now is seeing orbs with these openings. I don’t know what they are, but I’m going to try and explore this further.

Orb With Opening

Rona and Ben Go to Victoria to Look for Ghosts

John Adams & Ben Myckan, Fellow Ghosthunters

Fan Tan Alley

In March 2006, Ben and I went to Victoria, B.C. for a vacation and a chance to check out all the haunted places it has. We stayed in the Bedford Regency, for 2 nights in the suite that is purported to be haunted by a woman ( a mobster’s girlfriend). I felt no presence of a woman there but did get an interesting picture in the sitting room of something… There definitely was a presence in the hallway, however. I constantly heard things going on, such as footsteps outside and someone near the door, and then when I would go to the door to look, nothing was there.

 We took a walking ghost tour with historian and author John Adams, and also had the privilege of attending his Ghost Dinner on the Princess Mary boat turned into restaurant. We had some amazing luck with dowsing rods which went absolutely crazy in the kitchen area. Our one picture of the lady sitting at our table ended up revealing a man seated behind her, which was amazing because everyone was accounted for and no one was sitting back in that area.

 We shared some of our ghost hunting experiences with the people at the dinner and displayed the gadgets and tools we use.

 The Maritime Museum of British Columbia dominates Bastion Square in the heart of Old Town. Once the site of public hangings, the museum is open daily, and the ghost of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, the “hanging judge,” is often seen.

 Rogers Chocolates at 913 Government Street in Old Town is a National Historic Site. It is also Victoria’s oldest, most famous and most haunted chocolate shop. The owners say look for the ghosts of Charles and Leah Rogers, the founders, who often slept in the kitchen of their old store and who reputedly never left. Great chocolate!

 Old Morris Tobacconists, 1116 Government Street, is a heritage building that contains its original polished wood cabinets, onyx pillars and leaded glass entrance dome. It is haunted by the ghost of a former employee, who died suddenly in the upstairs workshop. His footsteps and the sound of cupboard doors opening and closing are often heard when no one is upstairs. It’s a wonderful shop and the owner and staff are very friendly. You can ask them questions about their ghost with whom they are very protective of. Ben bought me a beautiful Meerschaum pipe with a carved lion’s head and a mythological type body.

 Bastion Square and Helmcken Alley in the heart of Victoria’s Old Town is the most haunted part of Victoria. Almost every building around the historic square has a ghost or two. The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, located in the old Supreme Court building, is said to be the most haunted of them all due to the fact is was built on the site of the city’s first gallows and many of the men who were hanged still lie buried beneath its foundations. Helmcken Alley leads away from Bastion Square and has the reputation for being just as haunted.

 On our tour, John led us to a back alley of a large building. I can’t remember the history of it now but when we took pictures, a weird hand shape appeared on a window. It looked like a hand, but upside down.

 Market Square and Chinatown have many stories of ghosts and the supernatural. Their secret tunnels are probably only myths, but their hauntings are very real. Fan Tan Alley was unusual to walk through and it has quaint little shops to visit. It does give off the strange feelings of pirates who could have walked down these dark narrow alleyways. I was drawn to the window of an abandoned lobby and looking through it, I sensed a boy’s spirit playing around the fountain in the lobby. This was a window in an alley near the Fan Tan alley. I don’t know what building I was looking into from the back, but it looked like no one used it anymore.

 Ghostly Walks with John Adams, explores the haunted alleys and courtyards of downtown Victoria. These popular 90-minute walks take place all year, with extra tours for the Ghosts of Victoria Festival. It’s a fun experience and John is one of the best Ghost/Historical tour guides in Canada, so don’t miss it!

To make a booking or inquiry, please contact John Adams at:   Tel: (250) 384-6698;    Fax: (250) 384-2833

634 Battery St., Victoria, B.C., Canada   V8V 1E5

http://www.discoverthepast.com/   discoverthepast@telus.net

Enlarged Picture of Male Spirit at Ghost Dinner

Ghost Dinner In Princess Mary with Male Spirit under arrow

John Adams Touring Princess Mary

Ben on Princess Mary's Upper Floor

Ghost Tour led by John Adams, Ben in forefront with hat

Window Showing No Hand

Window With Hand On It

Enlargement of Hand In Window

Building With Spirit Orb

Ben Going Into Haunted Tunnel

Werewolves of London

In the spring of 2005, my husband Ben and I flew to London, England to visit my sister and also go to the Edinburgh Ghost Fest. We had a great time visiting Highgate Cemetery, Tower of London, Bath, Cambridge, and other parts of England. Scotland was beautiful and I felt extremely comfortable in Edinburgh. (Scotland story to come later) I did not, however, feel that comfort in the middle of London.

Because I was going through some work issues and was emotionally on edge, I was extremely empathic and picking up on all kinds of crap coming out of people on buses, malls, sidewalks; and the worse: the Tube.

The Underground Tube is a place loaded with different energies, and weird happenings. Lots of history and mazes of tunnels. I think in the beginning, I was just having motion sickness with the train lurching from side to side as it would speed up the line. We had to use it to get around to whatever we wanted to see in London. Ben wasn’t bothered in the least riding on the Tube and my sister had been riding it for the last 20 some years.

One evening, after walking around different areas of London, trying to keep up with my hyper-speed walking sister, we took the Tube back to her flat to have supper. We sat 3 in a row on the seats and the way the Tube train is, you’re sitting on one huge long bench-like seating facing another one on the opposite side. I was opposite 3 businessmen in a row who were reading newspapers. They were dressed in suits, nothing unusual really about their appearance.

One of the men, for some reason, I kept looking at. I don’t know if I had a sense something was very off with this guy or I just needed something to focus on. In the space of a millisecond, this guy looked up from his paper and made eye contact with me. He had light brown irises but with this weird red pupil and red encircling the brown iris. They looked like Halloween contacts. They were not contacts.

The problem was, I couldn’t figure out if I was physically seeing this or psychically getting sent this picture. What I did know in that split second is that he knew I saw his eyes and that I knew he was not a normal man. He was a ”werewolf”’, not the legendary kind, but a human monster who did bad things to people. That second he looked up and met my eyes, he quickly looked back down at his paper and never looked up again. I just stared at him until we reached our stop.

I did try to tell Ben and my sister Corey what I saw while we were on the train, but I’m not sure what they thought considering my mental state. I know what I saw and I can’t make people believe this if they don’t want to. But there are people in this world who are inherently evil and sometimes we are able to glimpse that in unusual, albeit beyond ordinary ways.

Negative Spirits Are Attracted to Abuse Victims

I have found over the last couple of years that really negative spirits: rapists, child molesters, wife beaters; seem to be in the homes of people who have experienced past abuse. A fair number of people with bad spirit problems have admitted to being physically and/or sexually abused in their younger days. They give off an energy that attracts these particular spirits. I liken it to a “victim energy” that emanates from them, particularly if they have never had any counselling or assistance for their abuse.

There are those who call these nasty spirits, demons. They are not demons, (I personally do not believe in the concept of demons) they are simply people who have died and not crossed over and are just as evil in spirit as they were in body. They do everything from touching, pushing and whispering to appearing as black forms and horrifying visages.

When I come in contact with these spirits they very rarely communicate anything to me except threats and trying to appear frightening. They can’t do anything to me and I’m not scared so they can’t feed off my energy. The majority of these type of spirits do not want to voluntarily go into the light, but they have no choice because a higher power takes over and literally either pulls them in or vacuums them in to the light. The expressions I have seen on their faces are priceless – shock, surprise, and disbelief.

The people who are getting these spirits in their homes find it hard to believe sometimes that the spirits are gone and can be overly paranoid about noises and incidents that happen days after the removal. They need to get on with their life and not dwell on the past activity. If they haven’t faced their abuse problems or at least try to seek counselling, they can eventually wind up attracting another nasty spirit into their home.