By Paula Bianchi –
After my encounter with our ghost, I became obsessed with them. I started reading every kind of ghost book I could find which lead to reading books written by mediums and psychics. I would go to see some of them with my friend, Cricket, hoping to connect with my relatives on the other side, and she was hoping to connect with her husband.
My biggest obsession is watching ghost hunting shows or any show that has to do with hauntings. Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures were the first ones I started watching which led to The Dead Files (my favorite). I watched Paranormal State and really liked the people on that show. Two of the psychics featured on there went on to establish themselves apart from the show. Chip Coffee had his own show, “Psychic Kids”, and he’s been seen on “Kindred Spirits”. I’m such a fan of these shows. I’ve been bugging Alan to go to one of their fan events. I want to meet Amy Allan and Chip the most, but also the people I love watching as they investigated haunted places.
The other psychic, Michelle Belanger, wrote a book, one of many, that every ghost hunter should own called: The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide. A must read for any would be ghost hunter. She teaches you how to protect yourself from any spirit you may come in contact with. I use her techniques all the time. I love it when she pops up on any of the new ghost shows.
Of course, watching these shows made me want to try hunting ghosts for myself, so I joined my daughter-in-law when she wanted to investigate the back unit of the duplex she was moving out of because she felt like someone was there. She shared with me that she had had dreams of a woman asking her where her husband’s cousin is, who’s the previous owner’s grandson. She was (my sister-in-law) Lily’s mom. She had passed away in the front unit.
My daughter-in-law asked her sister, who was doing some ghost hunting with a group she formed, to come and help her investigate. Her sister brought a friend along with some recorders and flash lights. We sat in each room and asked questions. When we reviewed the tape, there were a couple of messages, but we couldn’t understand them.
Next, we went into the garage. My daughter-in-law and I climbed up into the storage loft. It felt different up there. I had a strong urge to leave, so we quickly asked a few questions, then got out of there. When we reviewed the tape, we had a clear EVP of a man’s voice saying, “Get out!” It gave me the chills. When I told Lily about our investigation, she told me that a man, who used to live in the front unit, had been in an accident while driving home from work. He was decapitated upon impact, so his death was quick and sudden. He probably doesn’t even know he’s dead because he continued on his way home and has stayed there ever since.
My 2nd and last investigation was in the house next door to my mother-in-law’s. It was empty and the owner left a key, so mom could let the painters and carpet cleaner’s in to get the house ready to rent. Over the years, I’ve heard my mother-in-law recount a story of hearing a man’s voice saying, “Hello” in the house and in the backyard as she opened the gate. A couple of times when she was visiting her friend, who lived in the house, she heard music boxes playing on their own.
Because I knew the house was empty with a possible ghost living there, I asked if I could investigate the house with Alan. Mom gave him the key and off we went. The house smelled of paint and gave the appearance of being fresh and new. It was a small house, so it didn’t take me long to explore each room. I stopped every now and then to see if I caught any messages, but there was nothing. As we’re getting ready to leave, I asked the ghost if he had anything to say before we left. This time I caught something. A man’s voice stating clearly, “No.” Alan heard it too, then we left.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I had often thought about the two ghosts who were trapped here by their own accord. What a miserable existence. To live in a constant state of your demise, or to feel like you’re not worthy enough to cross over, or any other negative frame of mind you may die in, is sentencing yourself to live in a hell of your own making. That’s why I like The Dead Files so much. Amy tells the people how to get rid of any unwanted spirits.
So, one day with this in mind, I was waiting in the car for Alan staring at the house next door. A thought occurred to me to pray for the man inside and send him light and love. I asked if it was possible to send any loved ones or friends to come and show him how to cross over to the other side. Then, I spoke directly to the man inside the house. Aren’t you tired of being here? I asked him. I explained I brought a lot of people here to show him the way home. I told him how beautiful it was there, and that he’d be busy all the time. In my mind’s eye, I imagined him smiling and leaving with all the people.
A few months went by, and I never really thought about it anymore, until my psychic friend, Lexi, went with me to Mom’s for a visit. We were standing on the porch and Lexi was looking at the house next door. I told her mom said it’s haunted. I never told what I had done, or about my EVP. She stood there for a moment or two, then she smiled. She said when I told her the house was haunted, she didn’t feel it. What made her smile was the spirit of a man popping up, from the other side, to tell her he says thank you so much. He said he’s so happy he listened to you.
Lexi looked at me and asked what I did. I said I prayed for him and ask for his loved ones to come and help him cross over. She told me it worked and he was so grateful that I did that for him. I liked hearing that I helped him and it felt good knowing it worked.
After that experience, I tossed around the idea with Lexi that we become ghost hunters, but we would release the spirits who were trapped here. We talked about it for a while, then one day I was working with my pendulum and my dad came through. I asked him if Lexi and I should become ghost hunters. The pendulum swung hard and fast along the ‘No’ line. I could tell he was being very serious. A flash of a thought popped into my head warning me of spirit attachments. I decided to listen to my dad and dropped any thoughts of ghost hunting. Now I was on a quest to learn about spirit attachments.
In part 2 of Spirits/Ghosts, I’ll talk about these attachments. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your time. Bye for now.