Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spirits Among Us?

So, as you all know our paranormal group had an investigation Friday night. First off, I think you all should know it's never as dramatic as you see on TV. :) Our investigations are usually uneventful until we review all the equipment and find something. However, we did have a few interesting things happen that gave us pause.

To start with, we decided to test all of our psychic abilities and each guessed what color the house would be. Yellow, green, white or grey. I picked grey. When we arrived, we found the house to be grey. :) I have been an understudy to our two active psychics in our group this past year. They each say I have the gift but that I need more confidence in my abilities. Well, everyone has the ability, really. It's just how much you are willing to do to expand those abilities. For me, I can't think long about what comes to me. As quick as it comes, I write it down or tell someone. This past week before the investigation, I had a few impressions come to me. I felt a strong male presence there that is very attached to the lady of the house. A kind spirit...and quite fond of her. I also felt the presence of a little girl, about eight years old, wearing yellow. I also knew there was a dog buried on their property and his spirit wanders as well. I should start off by saying our two psychics could not make it that evening but they gave us their impressions of what they sensed before we went. They informed our team lead and did not tell any of us until after the investigation. In any event, I asked the lady of the house who's dog it was that was buried underneath the Magnolia tree. She said "Oh! That's Maynard, our neighbor's dog". :) Everyone was shocked that I did not hesitate when I pointed towards the direction of the tree. I felt his presence sort of wandering the area. I think I tend to feel the presence of animal spirits before I feel the presence of humans. Go figure. ;) I then asked who the little girl was that was in the house. She said, "Oh the kids talk to her all the time. Her name is Emily." I asked her if she wears a yellow dress, or if the kids notice her wearing a yellow dress. She didn't know but said her daughter's favorite color is yellow. Not sure what the correlation is there. When we were doing our EVP session we asked Emily if she was there. As soon as the question was asked the KII meter blinked three times. Other than that it never went off again. We had several cold spots that the temperature gauge caught....from 50 degrees down to 22 degrees almost immediately. As far as the male spirit goes, the lady of the house stated she would feel her feet being tickled in the middle of the night...or a hand stroking her back in the laundry room. I feel as though this male presence reminds her of someone that he was very close to.

The picture above is just above the train tracks where the accident took place. You can see orbs but orbs are very hard to verify as they can be particles of dust or dust on the lens. However, in my review of my DVR recorder that was setup in the master bedroom (where both me and Jen, another gal in our group felt a lot of activity) I caught a moving orb....that appeared then disappeared as if purposefully. Not just a fading effect either. I also caught some very erratic light movement in the room as well. I'll get the opinion of the others that are in our group when we have our meeting next weekend. :) I haven't reviewed my voice recorder but I'm anxious to see if I caught anything!

As a side note, the psychics also let us know the land was once inhabited by Native Americans. The owner showed us at least ten arrowheads they had found on their property since they have lived there. These arrowheads were amazingly PERFECT in shape.

If anything, our group had tons of fun and it's always the anticipation of something happening that gets us excited.

I will be working on our official website this week and will let you all know when it's up and running. Our group actually has a new name. We are called Paranormal Researchers of Oregon Foundation (P.R.O.O.F.). We will work towards becoming a family member of TAPS. :) Wish us luck!

On another quick side note. I went to the shelter this morning, as usual. See this cute guy here? He came in as a very feral cat, very terrified and would not let anyone touch him. Every time I came in I would talk with him and work with him on a social level. Today, when he saw me he let out a meow and came right up to me to pet him. It made my heart fill with joy. I love it when hard work and love pays off like this...especially when it involves trust.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I was able to relax today and get a few things done around the house. I did, however, break the belt on my vacuum. Dang, what was that huge thing I sucked up. Lol! So, off to Target I went....and spent over $100.00! Why does that always happen when I go to Target?!

18 comments:

Randi Troxell said...

sounds like a very interesting wkend you had! and what a beautiful kitty at the shelter...

Melissa Miller said...

Michelle I didn't know you did this kind of work? It's fascinating. I do see the orbs in the photo. I've seen one in person as well. I'll have to look for your post where you explain more about this house.

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cool!

Anya said...

You have always such a lovely weekends :)))))
Its here very hot
I didn't do nothing :(
Its a cute kitten I hope he/she find a good home :))))
hugs to all ...

Dawn said...

well my dear I'm not that into ghosts and the like, but I wanted to say I'm so glad that you were able to communicate with the new kitty. YAY!

Zaroga said...

Did I mention how cute that kitten is? :-))

Heather said...

all i can say is WOW!

TeresaR said...

Poop about the darn vacuum, but so glad that you were able to draw that little guy out of his shell, and that you had a fun weekend!

Domestic Witch said...

What a neat guess the house color idea!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Sounds like you had a good investigation. That is cool about the K2 going off when you asked the questions. It's a strange feeling to think you are really talking to the hear after isn't it?

Hugs,
Joanne

Tracey said...

Hey Michelle,, It is so interesting that you feel all that you do on an investigation... what a find. It's doesn't surprise me that you feel the animal spirit.. you are connected to your furry friends no doubt.! I also have to say, that I was soooo excited when Hannah pulled out your name.. you have a very special place in my heart and I'm really happy you won.. Dont' forget to email me!! Hugs to you my very special friend.

Oregon Equestrian said...

Well, I seem to be too stressed out to sense presences. But I do wonder about the physics of the electro-chemical energy emitted by people...since energy cannot be lost but it can be transformed. Exactly what happens to that energy upon death? Is it possible that some of that energy doesn't dissipate but remains in places occupied by or with items associated with the deceased?

Fascinating stuff. I believe it was Isaac Asimov who said one culture's technology is another culture's magic.

Super string theory, fractals, etc. Who knows what else lurks out there?!

fiberdoodles said...

What an exciting adventure; I'm always amazed with stories and events like that. Have you ever heard of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs? I've stayed there several times and it has quit the history. TAPS did a show there.

Pretty kitty and he knows you have a trusting soul.

Sharon

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow how exciting, like in a movie, sounds like you have the gift!

That is so great about the cat in the shelter, poor thing.
xoxo

Nora Johnson said...

Michelle, my apologies! This post like the next didn't appear on my blogroll - very strange! (I had the Blogger bug over the weekend too!)

Lovely post - great story about the feral cat!

xxxLOL LOL LOLA:)

Neabear said...

I took some pictures at my church in January 2008 that have some strange spots on them. I couldn't figure out why they showed up there and not on other pictures I have taken elsewhere. Then after I met you and others in blogland and read about your experiences with the paranormal, I realized those are probably orbs. Now I wonder what those are representing. It is not a real old church. Something else may have been there before the church was. Now I am curious about that.

MJ said...

So what actually happened on the railroad tracks? Who was killed and when did it happen? Were they the people that lived in the house originally?

Patti said...

That is a very cool story Michelle~ thanks for sharing it with us! Can't wait to hear more...