Monday, February 20, 2012

Ghost Hunting= Satanism (Ummm. NO!)

Lately there have been somethings that have been brought to my attention. I feel the need to share these findings with you.

First of all. Lets talk about me and my team for a minute. I was raised Lutheran. I never really went to church but my family taught me there is a higher power. And I follow my own religion beliefs. I believe in God. Angels. And all that jazz. Matt's parents were very Christian. He went to church every Sunday for years. He still follows Christian guide lines. How ever he doesn't believe in churches because he doesn't understand why you have to financially fund "gods house." He mainly feels this way because of all the scandals with priests and child abuse and money. Our psychic Peggy was raised very Catholic. She still practices and is very active in the church today. Sam is a Pastor studying religion in Seminary. So obviously he has a strong religious background. We all believe in a higher power.

Ghost Hunting: The process of investigating a location with a proclaimed ghost or haunting. 
Paranormal: Experiences outside the range of "normal."
Religion: Collection of cultural or religious beliefs that relate to humanity
Spirituality: A inner path allowing a person to discover their inner being. 
Occult: Knowledge of the Hidden or Paranormal world

The art of ghost hunting, paranormal investigating, or parapsychology is to discover the unseen. It is to become more familiar with the paranormal and understand the other side. 

Words that stand for too many people:
Hypocrite: A person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or RELIGION
Ignorant: Uneducated or LACK of Knowledge.

Lets get a few things straight. My team and I do not preform witch craft. My team and I do not worship the devil. In fact we believe we are very close to god because we understand not only what life means, but also what death means. We do not belong to some secret cult where we are going to drink poison and all go with the next comet. This is ridiculous! Seriously people.....

We have a passion for the paranormal. This is our hobby. You might ride motorcycles, you might be the coach of your daughters cheer-leading team. We hunt ghosts. But wait a minute. Lets get that clear.. lets talk about what that means exactly.

Paranormal Investigating is not a joke. This isn't funny to us. And we take it very seriously. I would guess most people out there wouldn't have the bravery we have to be locked down in the pitch black alone for hours. This is a science people. And before people judge I would say to please educate yourself before you think you know everything. Because you don't. 

I had the best advise from Zak Bagans. Who I consider a friend. In Jerome last year he asked me if my family was excited I was going to be on TV. 
I responded with, "Well I didn't tell me dad until a few days ago I was even a ghost hunter."
Zak, "What, Why?"
Me, "Because I was afraid of his reaction to the whole paranormal thing..."
Zak, "Are you proud of who you are, and what you are doing?"
Me, "Well of course!"
Zak, "Then never be afraid to show it to anyone. And if anyone judges you, well then that's their problem. As long as you are happy who you are and what you are doing, that's all that matters."

This was the best advise I have ever heard. I pass it on to you. I am not ashamed of who I am. And look at where it has gotten me. I stand before you proud. With my job title as GHOST HUNTER. Look how far I pushed myself. I get paid to ghost hunt travel the world and work with my best friends. Jealous? You should be.... I have the coolest job around.

I knew this was my passion, and I pushed and pushed to the point where I have been on national television with the Travel Channel. How many people can say that? Plus, there is still more ahead for my future. Never let someone discourage your dream. Whatever it may be. You can do anything. You have the power in your hands. It just depends on how much work you are willing to put into it. I worked for my dream. Whats yours?

And PS. People that do not stand by you no matter what life path you choose in life... they were never your true friend anyway. And people that claim they are a good friend and they put you down... get them out of your life. True friends don't try to hurt you. Its JEALOUSLY. And jealously is a sickness. And its also part of human kind.

Start waking up. In the morning look towards the ceiling and tell your higher power what you are thankful for. 

Here is my list:
1. My mother for never judging me no matter what my interests in life are. Mom you are truly my best friend. Thank you for bringing me into this world.

2. Sam Kribbs. You are my best friend Sam. We know EVERYTHING about each other. I can't say your like a brother because we don't fight like siblings. LOL. But you truly are my best friend. Thank you for being there my entire life. And always having an open mind. Also, your going to be one bad ass ghost hunter by the time were done training :)

3.Matt BYRD! Okay Matt. You took on the big brother roll. SO you are the brother I never had. Its awesome having you in my life. You are one of my best friends. You have stuck by me through a lot of drama! Thats true friends brotha. I know we fight sometimes and get on each others nerves, but I wouldn't have gotten this far without you. ANNDDD I wouldn't have it any other way <3

4. My animals. My dogs and cats are what keep me going every day. Between my mom and I we have 2 dogs and 3 cats. My dogs are Harley Diva and Toto. My Cats are Montana ReecesPieces and Fade. I love you guys so much and you are what keep me smiling every morning I wake up.

5. And lastly. I thank my higher power. FOR obvious reasons. But also for giving my the ability to communicate with the dead. It has been the most life changing experiences. And I thank you. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Did I just see something? No.. I think it was my imagination...

There comes a point in our lives, where some point or another we ask ourselves this question. Apparently for me it was last night. I had a great day. I had gone to the Stanley Hotel to met my good friend Callea. I took Matt with me to get a layout of the hotel because he will be filming there is March with the Booth Brothers. Calli surprised us with taking us on a sort of private ghost hunt with her, and it was more then amazing. 
Calli and I got to know each other after Paranormal Challenge aired last year and we became instant friends. It feels like we knew each other in a past life or something. Anyway. I decided... Matt should lead this investigation. Lets let the entities get to know Matt since we will be back in March. 

Matt did great. We had a lot of things happen in a short period of time. We picked up some pretty good EVP's too. We went to lunch with Calli, and then it was time to cruse back to Denver. On the way Matt and I felt normal. I had just purchased him a new pendant that had Saint Michael the Archangel on it. I think we were both so pumped up about the ghost hunt and the event in March we didn't suspect anything came home with us... or so we thought...

Matt's greatest fear is he will have something follow him home. Which unfortunately no one can control what happens. Matt made epic contact with "Lucy" a spirit in the concert hall. Calli and I seem to think Lucy thought Matt was pretty good looking. I didn't make much contact with anything other then hearing things like voices and movement and smelling scents. The only thing that physically happened to me was it felt like someone had pulled on my shirt and I felt the elastic flip it back towards my body. I dropped Matt off at home and eventually arrived at my place. Matt and I hyped ourselves up so much that he ended up passing out when he got home, and I fell asleep too. 

I woke up several times. Thinking I was hearing laughter. I disregarded it because I thought I was in a dream in that half awake half asleep stage. But then I started waking up to a vibration. It took me a minute to figure out what exactly was shaking, until I realized.... It was the bed. I would pass out.... wake up to the vibrations... this happened about seven times. Until the last time I felt rested enough I finally woke up and started questioning what was going on. I sat up in bed, and asked out loud, "Who is doing that?!" And the vibrations stopped. Of course the only thing I could think of was that I brought someone home. I got up out of bed, because whatever it was didn't feel threatening (trust me if it is bad or demonic, there is a HUGE difference in the energy around you). I walked to the kitchen and as I passed the living room I noticed my dogs playing on the floor. I have three small dogs. They are all under 10 pounds each. But something seemed different.... I looked down on the floor and saw their toys moving without the dogs actually touching them. I gasped. I started to shout, "WHO IS THAT? WHOS DOING THAT?!" I went to run downstairs to grab my crosses and St Michael prayers and when I got to the top of the stairs looking down I saw a little boy about the age of 7 or 8 run past the hallway at the bottom of the stairs in my basement. He ran into family room downstairs. I was in utter shock!!! I took off running down the stairs to see where he had went. As I turned the corner from my basement hallway to the family room I see a little boy. I looked him right in the eyes. He had dark blonde hair cut into a "bowl haircut," He was wearing white like bloomers, and a white shirt with some sort of dark blue brown or black vest. OBVIOUSLY he was not from 2012. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. He realized I could see him and he took off running into my laundry room disappearing into the wall. Now I knew I couldn't be mean, this time its a child. Its not like other entities that have followed me home. This is a kid!!! I knew I had to be delicate. 

I grabbed my crosses and prayers and sat down onto the floor. My oldest dog, Harley hes six came and sat with me. My animals are very in tune with our home when something comes home with me so I knew he would be able to see if the little boy came to me. I started calling out to the little boy. I told him he needed to go home, back to the Stanley or go to the light. That this wasn't his home. I told him I would come visit him in March. I think he really liked my animals. And I am not psychic what so ever, but I kept picking up the name James, or Thomas. Or perhaps his name is James Thomas. I think his energy was so strong especially for him to be able to manifest I some how picked up on his name from his energy. This will be a day I never forget. What is even weirder though, is I think he left and something else came in. At about 4 AM I heard something walking down my basement. It sounded like heavy footsteps with hooves. It was breathing very heavy. and I started to hear growling. Needless to say I do not think its from this world... Whatever is was It found me at the Stanley earlier that day. But he or "IT" is no longer at my house. Remember. Don't live with it. Its okay to ghost hunt. Its okay to go to scary places. But it isn't okay to allow them to live with you. I can't deal with it.  I don't know how anyone else would be able to...
Happy Hunting everyone............. See some of you in March :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Demonic what?

In complete honesty, I get so sick of people "claiming" to be psychic, a "demonologist," or even an "exorcist." So first let me educate you, and tell you to beware of these titles. And before you actually believe someone, do some research on them first. Do not just take their "word for it." 
The biggest red flag for me when someone claims to be one of the above and the first thing out of their mouth is, "I watched a show the other day with Ghost Adventures and they are all surrounded by demons." I mean seriously, what a bunch of hogwash. Pardon my language, but stop listening to anymore bull**** coming out of their mouth. Anyone who says "demons" out number spirits or just pissed of entities has no clue what they are talking about. At east in my opinion, and in my research and encounters. 
I will give you a ratio to think about. 9 out of 10 claims of the paranormal are dead people. Or to be fair we could say 8 out of 10. These dead people either A) don't want to move on, or B) Have unfinished business of some-sort, even if that means making your life a living hell. This consists of nice and mean spirits. The other 1 out of 10 or 2 out of 10 are one of two things. Either A) a Demon, or B) something that has been summoned here. And in my findings, it is more likely to find something that has been summoned by witchcraft or black magic, rather then an actual demon. Wait a minute, lets back up for just a second. Lets go back to talking about dead people.
I have encountered some wonderful entities, and yes they are well aware that they are dead. Two of my favorites are one from the Stanley Hotel and the other from Jerome. Who has heard of Lucy? Lucy is a young girl that was homeless in Estes Park. She broke into the concert hall at the Stanley Hotel to live. I believe they were doing construction (My history may be a bit off so pardon me if it is) But she was asked to leave and escorted out. Not too long after that she was found in downtown Estes Park, and she had froze to death. Apparently she loved the Stanley Hotel so much, she has decided to reside there for her eternity even in the afterlife. Many people have made contact with Lucy. She is well aware that she is dead. And she has absolutely no intentions on leaving. She likes to slam the door to the room she now resides in. People claim they can hear her cry a lot. She is also very found of men. 
Michael from Jerome. The maintenance man that shot himself in the head in November of 2007. I was the first female investigator inside this building and Michael took to me. He was an alcoholic, he recently had found out his wife was cheating on him. He claimed after living inside the hospital the spirits were tormenting him so he decided to go in front of town hall sit on the bench and end it all there. He was making EPIC contact with me. Probably more contact then any other spirit I have encountered in my life. He made me feel his sadness. He almost had me in tears. And most of all he let me feel how alone he was, and is all of the time. It was amazing. So amazing that I didn't really want to leave him. I felt like he knew I was there, I knew he was there, and I let him know that he was no longer alone. I want to go back to Jerome just to visit him again. I don't want him to forget he has a friend in me. Michael also knows he is dead, but does not want to pass because he is afraid of what might be waiting for him on the other side. He believes because of all his sins, god will not forgive him. Now remember, I am not here to cross people over. I don't know how you even do that or if its even possible. I am no GHOST WHISPERER. And I think its really wrong when certain people promise an entity that thy will help them cross over when they have no psychic ability what so ever and then they never go back to help that people move on. Who knows, that spirit may wait there for all eternity for someone to come help them cross over and then, they never come back. Remember ghosts were like you and me once. Blood pumping through their veins, skin, and hair. They hate to be treated with disrespect. That and who knows, they could be just as scared of you as you are of them. 

Okay okay. So what about the bad ghosts right?
There are two that stick out in my mind. One is the guy that used to follow me around from the Stanley Hotel (See my past blogs if you have no idea what I am talking about). But also Mr. gangster dude from Bobby Mackeys. He was a nasty one. I believe he has no idea he is dead, and he doesn't care because he is still doing all of the bad things inside Bobby Mackeys just like the days he did when he lived. This isn't someone to negotiate with. He is happy living his eternity still surrounded by gambling, prostitution and gun warfare. 

Now we are to the good part. "Demonic"
I believe 90% of ghost hunters out there have never experienced a demonic haunting. I believe that exorcisms should still stay within the Archdiocese.I believe they are only the ones truly trained for years and years to be able to understand an exorcism and a demonic haunting. Have I ever been followed home by a demon? Hell no. DO you know why? Because I am way too strong for one to cling onto me. That and if one followed me home I would force it out so fast it wouldn't know where to go. I do not put up with that for even one minute after my first attachment, Now do I think demons can attach themselves to anyone? Yes. But I think people that are weak minded are much more vulnerable. I also believe that curiosity can kill the cat. If a demon knows you have any sort of curiosity for it, you are already opening up a portal for it and welcoming it into your life. Even perhaps subconsciously. But I am so not here to talk psychology right now. Have I encountered a demon? Yes. I believe Bobby Mackeys has many. There is a huge spirit war going on, on those grounds. It was a Indian burial ground. Then it was a slaughter house where men abducted children from local orphanages. The children would have to stir the melting lard and the kids would fall into the steaming pot of fat and would literately melt to death. Then it sat abandoned where witchcraft was preformed on the grounds for years. Then the gangsters owned the building, they were above the law, paying off law enforcement making their own rules about prostitutiongambling etc. Until then it because Bobby Mackeys. Plus throughout all of this there is a huge river behind the establishment that gives off high EMF levels, and train tracks that are still active surging with energy. This is the cream of the crop haunt if you ever wanted one built. The Indians are against the butchers, who are against the demons and beings that have been summoned in, who are against the gangsters still running the place! And all of them are against the humans that come in talking smack to piss all of them off! And you wonder why women have been pushed down the stairs? Why Aaron Goodwin got divorced from whatever followed him home? Why Zak Bagans claims something attached to him from there? Why Wanda that works there will not stay after dark? There is all of your answers up above. 

What is something summoned?
OH you know. The typical demons we have bad dreams about at night that look like "the devil."  DO NOT GOOGLE THEM! It is my best advise to tell you that. Because even googling them can open a portal where they believe you are welcoming them in. Besides who wants to see a demon anyway? Another prime example of something summoned is a Succubus. Those are creepy things. Or OH! Have you ever seen a crawler? I hate those things. Those were in Jerome. They crawl on their hands and knees, on the floor, the ceiling, and the walls. They have no face almost act like a creepy James Bond move. If you as me, I think they are like messengers. They watch you ghost hunt, listen to what you say and see what you are doing and then they report back to who ever their higher power is. 

I don't really like the dark side. I like the light side. My friend Chris Fleming pulled me aside in November of 2011. He told me I was walking dangerously close to the dark side. Where curiosity can be a one way ticket to shatville. He asked me which side I really choose. He told me to think about it. I am curious about the dark side. But not curious enough to ruin my life with an attachment. I don't want them in my home. And being a female lead makes me all the more bait. I have to put my foot down harder then guys in this business. I will end this with saying I don't want to be pulled out of bed at 5 AM by an unseen force. I do not want to share my home with something creepy and life sucking. And I sure as hell do not want to make my friends and family suffer for it. Ghost hunting isn't so glamorous. It can be dangerous. And by all means, it takes a spiritually stable person to do this. I have become more religious then ever in my life. I don't go to church, but I know that when I feel like I am in a dangerous place its okay to ask for help from the big guns. I have felt afraid plenty of times. No one is brave enough to not become scared by an unseen force. Especially in your house. But always know this. It is YOUR HOME. Take control. Tell it that's its NOT welcome and to go away and never come back. Stand your ground. That is your home. No one elses. Do not show weakness, show positive power. Over its as simple as this.... if you don't then be prepared for it to take over your life. Now come on.... You go to college, get an education... get your dream job... marry your dream man/woman... have a beautiful family... all to let some stupid ghost or entity take over your house? I don't think so....