I Love Cemeteries & This One’s a Beauty

Riverside Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, is a beautiful collection of memorial statues, wild grasses and gnarled, dead trees. We were at the cemetery because of the Denver HearseCon. We celebrated the last day having a picnic there.

The spirits that showed up really appreciated our group having a potluck picnic there. The one female spirit commented that she wished more people would come and do this. Another spirit talked about the wind and how it was usually windy there most of the time.

The peace and beauty of the cemetery created a special day and an appreciation of life. Here’s a link to the album:

http://picasaweb.google.ca/elegantgoth/RiversideCemetery1856#

You Can’t See Them But We All Have Them

Image: Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I received a phone call today from a woman whose house I had previously cleared of earthbound spirits. She was excited about a video she had. The video depicts lots of spirit orbs flying around in her house. She wanted me to come over to her house to see the video stating “you’re not going to believe what you see”.

I appreciated the fact that she wanted me to see the video and that there was a lot of spirit activity on it. The thing that this lady and many others don’t realise is that The Paranormal Explorers (my husband Ben and I) have 20+ videos with incredible spirit activity on them. The fact is in everyone’s home there is always a spirit or two drifting in and out of it.
In my own house we have set up the infrared video system and have Grand Central Station in the living room. Lots and lots of spirit orbs flying around. Nothing scary, just part of what the universe is about. If we could see what is actually around us in the metaphysical way, it would probably assault our mental faculties to the point where we would go crazy. This does not mean my house or other places are haunted. It just means lifestyle, psychic energies, and other factors attract free spirits to pop in and take a peek at what you’re doing.
Most of the time, I can see little wisps of things flying by while I sit in the living room watching TV. I have never had any negative spirits in my house, never anything scary happen. Just the usual spirit imitating my husband’s voice calling me, TV turning on and off, noises like items crashing down, things going missing and then reappearing or never appearing at all.
I try to explain to the people to whose place I go to investigate that there isn’t anything to be afraid of. When we set up the infrared video, the majority of the homes have spirit activity appear immediately on camera. When the homeowners view this, most seem to have a spiritual epiphany or awakening. It’s gratifying to see. Lots of “oooooos” and “ahhhhhhs” and excited “oh, look at that one” and “oh my god that’s incredible”. It allays their fears and creates understanding of the ‘unknown’.
And some of these spirits like being on camera. Cheeeeeeese.

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.

The Freaky Penhold Poltergeists

January 28th, 2009   
Penhold, Alberta

We were doing an investigation in a house in Penhold where a couple and their 7 month old baby were experiencing some paranormal activity. They had been in the house for 5 months. It was built in 1980 but there was no history of former owners. Before the investigation, I had been called by the wife and told of paranormal activity happening and wondering if I could get rid of the spirits that were bothering her and her family. She noticed scratches, very deep, on her back which she couldn’t have made herself, and her husband apparently had not done it either. She could hear talking in her ear at night, crying noises from an adult coming from her baby’s room at night, and gross vomiting sounds. Black shadow figures were seen and she could hear something walking around upstairs when they were all downstairs.

I decided to do a remote spirit removal from Edmonton for them. A remote removal is when I can’t be at that exact location, so I need to do it at home. I place myself in a meditative state, ask for protection from my angels and spirit guides and am able to see the spirit(s) causing the trouble. I saw an older male named Roger, who had been a farmer in the 1940’s to 1960’s. He used to kick the crap out of his wife and any animals on the farm that got in his way like the cats or dogs. They never had children because she always miscarried from the physical abuse. He would literally kick her in the abdominal area when she was pregnant. What a human monster. I was able to get him to go into the light and thought the problems at their house would be solved. Not so.

We were contacted again by this woman and told other things were happening and she was scared for herself and her children and she didn’t know what to do. The husband was not experiencing anything. It was apparently getting progressively worse, so we went down to do an investigation and remove whatever spirits were in the house.

We were joined on our investigation by our friends April, who is a psychic medium, and her husband Matt. We took our infrared video camera system, digital voice recorder, various digital cameras and our Gauss and EMF meters. Ben set up the video equipment with Matt and April and I went around the house trying to pick up what energies were there. We picked up on 2 male spirits, very negative, involved in some nasty practices. I could feel a circle like a pentagram that had been marked on the laundry room floor and erased off. I picked up on the fact that these young males were torturing and killing neighbourhood animals, taking illegal drugs, and trying to find power in a negative magick practice. Namely, black. Oooh, bad, bad, bad.

April could feel the one spirit and she didn’t like it. She said he was peeking in the basement at us. I could see his image; he was tall and thin and very nervous (like a tweaker on meth), early 20’s, medium brown hair, no facial hair, jeans, army green colored jacket. He was scared of me and curious about what April and I were doing.

I was trying to pick up on the second spirit. April couldn’t pick him up. Then I briefly saw his image. I knew he was overweight, had a bit of a moustache and sparse beard, black hair, pasty complexion, sloppily dressed, but I was getting a cloud of black fly-like things surrounding him preventing a proper psychic view.

At the time of this investigation, only the husband was present with us in the house. Our infrared video picked up some spirit orb activity and also this weird ethereal ribbon-like anomaly. I have never seen anything like this in all the years we have been investigating. It was undulating as it was traveling.

The moment April and I were in the basement in the process of removing the 2 male spirits, upstairs, the husband informed Ben and Matt he had 2 voice messages on his cell phone with no display number. The phone never rang and he was shocked when he retrieved the messages. He told us we needed to listen to them right away. The male spirits were trying very hard to scare the homeowner from removing them from his house. The sounds on each message were unholy male screaming, separate male voices on the messages. We did try to take into consideration that maybe some of this guy’s work colleagues were trying to play a trick on him. But the sounds are not physically human and for anyone to coordinate it with the exact time we were trying to remove the spirits would have been near impossible. The screams sound like they come from HELL. I don’t believe in Hell or demons, but I guess they were making their own hell on earth for themselves.

Before April and I heard these messages, we were still in the basement and I was trying to send the spirits into the light. The skinny one went into the light okay, I think he had always stayed because he was worried about consequences for the awful things he did when he was physical bodied.

The larger male was difficult to deal with. I asked for higher powers to give me direction on what to do. I was told to encircle him with a lasso of light and “they” would pull him in for us. When I conjured the rope of light, the spirit immediately turned into this huge, gross undulating mess of green goo gel. It was like a giant caterpillar moving. The huge rope light surrounded the entire wormy caterpillar thing. I didn’t say anything at the time, and April said she felt a gooey gel mess go by. Nice validation for what I had seen. I explained to her what this unearthly thing had looked like and how it moved into the light.

We went up to the living room and that was when they played the phone messages for us and then we both digitally voice recorded and video recorded the messages. This is what was in the basement with us. Was I scared? No. They couldn’t have harmed us and they were actually scared of ME. Ha ha.

Here`s the sound file: http://www.paranormalexplorers.com/audio/penhold-2-messages-only.mp3

Where Alberta’s Bluebeard Lived

Edmonton’s Arlington Apartments

10524 – 100 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

The South Facade of the Arlington Apts. After Fire

This red brick 5-story building was a fixture in Edmonton for a century until it succumbed to a crippling fire and eventually, demolition. Built just before WWI in 1909, the Arlington purportedly housed Edmonton’s first serial killer James “Bluebeard” P. Watson, who lived in the Arlington from 1914 to 1918. He admitted to killing nine of his 20 victims during the same period. He resided in Suite 14.

Watson ran a collection agency in Edmonton from 1914 to 1918. His love letters were found in a storage locker at the Arlington and were used as evidence in his trial in California where he was ultimately incarcerated.

In the 80’s, a group of practicing black magic witches allegedly lived in the building and were evicted from their apartments. A building supervisor was downstairs in the boiler room after the group left and apparently found little hex dolls of everyone in the building, with something personal from each of the tenants bound to the dolls. It was reportedly in a hidden panel in the wall. You wonder what they were so pissed off about or maybe they just had no sense of humor with their neighbors.

Ghosts of an elderly couple were spotted entering the elevator that sometimes didn’t work. They would enter the elevator and it wouldn’t go anywhere. When the doors were opened, no one was present inside. No one knew if they were previous residents or just a couple of fun elevator-riding ghosts.

The Arlington Apartments suffered a suspicious fire on April 5th, 2005 and eventually in 2008 it was torn down when it was deemed unsaveable. Since it was a historical building, it was very sad to see it go. I never had the chance to enter it, but I did take photos at night, and had some unusual phenomena. It felt as though there was a couple of beings watching through the windows. The hoofed beastie thing in the picture is just one of those odd spirits that could be there because of the negative witchcraft in the apartments.

It’s too bad I can’t find more information about Mr. Watson and his nasty activities. That’s a piece of history there should be more about. 

I would have loved to be able to have conducted a paranormal investigation in the Arlington. I have no doubt we would have come up with some amazing stuff.

Enlarged Portion Showing Odd Hoofed Image

 

Searching for the paranormal – TV episode, that is

Creepy Canada crew, Nordegg

Approximately 5 years ago, The Paranormal Explorers (myself and Ben Myckan) were asked to do some research, be consultants and appear on a couple of Creepy Canada TV episodes. We assisted on 2 separate episodes, one being Nordegg Mines, and the other being the Lac La Biche Mission. Both are situated in Alberta. It was a lot of work, but we enjoyed doing it, even if it meant being out in the wilds of Nordegg, Alberta at 2:00 am in the morning with the possibility of being eaten by bears or cougars. Ben would have made the better meal.

This was the last year for Creepy Canada and we were patiently watching the TV hoping we would catch either episode. We did get to see the Nordegg one, but were really disappointed that we weren’t even in it and the footage we recorded with something talking to us in the miners wash house wasn’t shown either. Crap. The crazy thing is the Lac La Biche episode played and people that we knew saw it and said we were in it and it was great. Do you think we could get a hold of that episode or even get Creepy Canada to give us a copy?????? NO.

The episode is: Creepy Canada – Season 3 – episode 9. Kent Cliffs/Lac La Biche Mission/Devil’s Stairs/Mary Gallagher, the Headless Prostitute  So if anybody has recorded it or knows where one can view it, PLEASE contact me because I am desperate. Unfortuantely there is no Creepy Canada website anymore and YouTube.com doesn’t have any copies that I can see. It’s easier for me to find ghosts, actually.

Ben in the museum in Nordegg

Actors in the Lac La Biche episode