Mellen’s Paranormal Reporting

  • Pathway to Heaven
    In Georgia, a passerby captured a chilling photograph en route to work right after a fatal car crash which took the life of two women and an infant.

     

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  • Summer Solstice: So do you ‘got’ your paranormal on? (theory alert)

    summersolsticeToday, June 20 2016, summer will be officially beginning in the Northern Hemisphere at 6:34pm EDT.  Therefore coming night is commonly referred to as the ‘Summer Solstice’; the moment spring turns into summer.   And, purportedly, for paranormal enthusiasts, it’s second to Halloween as THE most ‘optimal’ night for ghosthunting!

    Why?

    Well ….

    In layman’s terms:  the summer solstice is known as the shortest night-of-the-year by the world, right?  But what we normally don’t go talking about is that it’s rumored to also be a powerful night spiritually & religiously.  It’s a night when many believe the veil separating this realm and the ‘beyond’ is most thin — just as it happens on Halloween.

    You do NOT have to be a seasoned or trained ‘ghosthunter’ to test it out.  Just be sure where ever you are it’s a ‘controlled environment’, you feel safe, aren’t alone nor trespassing.   Should you choose to take a SMALL group to a local cemetery to gather evidence, most do not mind if you’re quiet and respectful; however, in Indiana the law states cemeteries are close at dusk and open at dawn so a Trustee’s permission should be obtained (not a tough task as they’re quite nice and VERY informative people — easily located via the internet).

    FOR SAFETY’S SAKE:  try to do a quick run thru during the day to get a feel for the lay-of-the-land, never go ghost hunting alone, bring a cell phone, take flashlights, extra batteries, dress appropriately, and remember to be first skeptical and not easily convinced therefore spooked by staying open minded and brave!  ;)

    So, if you dare, I’d suggest you grab those digital voice recorders, digital video, & digital cameras out … whatever it is that ‘you’ do and when/if you capture anything either out of the ordinary or better yet increased activity (to help prove this ‘thin veil theory’).  [you can voice record on almost every MP3, cell phone to possibly obtain an EVP* which, if you do so would make it ULTRA convenient for digital downloading afterward.  Just remember, you should listen to each clip at least 3 times so tape in increments]

    IF you obtain questionable data, there are pages & pages of sites on the internet whereas you can learn to know more about what you captured, how to convert it &/or modify it (for better appearance YET NEVER ALTER THE ORIGINAL).

    Or,  if you choose to stay at home and ‘do your thing’  be aware that if/when you DO capture ‘something’ that freaks you out … are you prepared to continue living there?   (just sayin’)

    To be BEST versed take a few moments today and search the internet about the summer solstice, how it affects the moon phase, solar flares, planet/stars alignment AND paranormal activity and deduce for yourself if you deem the time spent ‘hunting’ as worthy.   A lot of para-groups have pages in this regard along with reasonings &/or evidence.

    Hugs & happy hunting …
    Mellen

    *:  EVP stands for ‘Electronic Voice Phenomenon’ or ‘Etheric Voice Phenomena’ … or ‘a disembodied voice captured audibly on tape’.   :)  

     

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  • Filming: Zappos Commercial RELEASED – I made the final cut!

    **It’s true, it’s true – look, look!**

    Me as a bystander as the Zappos' hero rushes by me.

    Me as a bystander as the Zappos’ hero rushes by me.

    Watched the final commercial several times and we’ve spied me in this VERY fast-paced commercial at least 4-times already.  YAY – I didn’t wind-up on the editing floor!  #WhompWhomp

    Whatta day it was – I watched some very entertaining, creative, talented & professional crew-of-brothers film.  Tis fascinating how all of those takes came together as they did to birth this commercial masterpiece – baffling, like magic.

    Okay, logistics – as I’m sure you’re dying to know.  *w*  The commercial will be airing shortly.  Sadly, I do not know as to which channels it will be on nor the exact air date,  However, with us being in winter attire in the commercial factored with Christmastime decor already in stores, I think I’d be safe to assume it’ll be airing on TVs nationwide VERY soon so be sure to keep-on the look-out!

    I want to, once again, express how thankful and honored I was to be chosen to partake in the filming.  Not only did I get to ‘work my craft’, but I met a lot of nice people.  It was most definitely an adventure-of-a-day.

    And, a VERY special thank you out to … The Herbert Brothers, zappos.com, and Patty Bamber whose filming, awesome customer service and talented photography gave me a memory I shall never forget!  I’d be humbled to work beside any of you again – truly humbled.

    Hugs …

    Mellen

    ZAPPOS’ COMMERCIAL (I appear at the:  00:05, 00:07, and 00:09 – 00:11 marks)
    [quicktime]https://www.simplymellen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/zappos.mov[/quicktime]

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  • Filming & Breaking through Paranormal Borders: On the Set

     

    The day was an experience I’ll NEVER forget.  Not only do I have a new-found respect for ‘extras’ who are TRULY the ‘meat & taters’ stars, but I’m now in-love with my furnace (as this endless Indiana winter reared its brutal ugly head again that day).

    I’m still very grateful, humbled and honored to be part of such a professional LARGE group of individuals; even the A&E crew were gems!

    Just a few of the memories:

    On_the_set_3[1] On_the_set_4[1] On_the_set_5[1]

    I shall keep you posted as to when the Zappos ‘villains vs. good guy’ commercial airs as well as when this commercial is featured on their A&E  reality series (mid-summer).
    Hugs & Happy Hunting …

    Mellen

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  • Filming & Breaking through ‘Paranormal’ Borders

    Gold Star

    We film tomorrow!

     

    I received word I was chosen by the Casting Director to be one of several privileged individuals to be part of a commercial’s cast promoting a prominent company.**

    Shockingly in addition to hearing I made the final cut for their commercial, I was also informed we’re going to be a part of their reality show filming.  Tis a ‘behind-the-scenes’ creation slated to air in June of 2014 on A&E Television(c).

    Of course I’m excited; however, I’m also honored, blessed and quite humbled to be working with such a creative, imaginative, and gifted group-of-professionals!

    I shall keep y’all posted as to when their show & commercial debut – or, you can simply join their mailing list directly at www.herbertbrothers.com.

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

    **due to confidentiality reasons, this vague data is all I can reveal in regard to my involvement at this time

    More data was published in the Greensburg Daily News prior to the filming (‘cut & paste’ version, sorry – too tired from filming today to figure-out why it won’t let me add another link, d’oh):
    http://www.greensburgdailynews.com/local/x1387866055/Commercial-shoot-looking-for-extras

     

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  • Mellen’s Halloween ‘Fun’: Ohio State Reformatory

    With its towering, stone façade and secure iron-gated sprawling grounds, the Ohio State Reformatory leaves no room for any imaginative thoughts by passersby debating if it’s a host to a rich history – a history well over a century old, echoes resounding down its now deserted depilated halls. This chataeuesque structure’s renowned reputation reached far from the small town of Mansfield, Ohio where it stands as movie producers and powers-that-be multiple times recognized its beauty and used the site to film such movies as, ‘Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘Air Force One’. The remnants left behind along-the-way aren’t just movie props and pieces of misfit, forgotten furniture but also reverberations of memories seared in time as well as ‘feelings’ from prisoners, workers, and victims who passed thru the halls years and years ago! A history filled with the usual that comes from caging the most heinous-of-criminals, but added are suicides, successful escapes that lead to the murder of a group of people in a nearby cornfield, a warden’s wife ‘accidentally’ dying from a single gun shot to her head deemed an accident blaming a shelf in the closet despite rumor had told a totally different story.

    But the Ohio State Reformatory wasn’t only just a state-of-art, uniquely architectural marvel for the 1890s with a history; its the ideals of those who lead the prison toward reformation which made it stand out in its community. Their unique, fresh approach MAY be what now drives thousands to the prison paying simply to stay beneath its roof for one night over a century later.

    What was this prison designed around – spiritual reformation.

    The staff was taught – spiritual reformation.

    The building was built to accommodate – spiritual reformation; with an ornate chapel built inside within its walls. Officials mandated all inmates were to worship regularly, ALL inmates!

    Was it this approach, forced spiritual reformation, which has possibly opened portals within these walls, doors to the paranormal? Well, they not only built a spiritual temple but forced the most vile to ‘worship’ at its alter! Sounds toxic to this chick!

    Yep, I’ll confess, I’ve paid to visit this site on numerous occasions as to investigate and NEVER have I left disappointed or empty-handed either. The EVP from this place – off the charts!

    Each time I visited we had to check-in and quickly were taken on a quick tour of the magnanimous structure for sun went down, so did all of the lighting. There are endless walls peeling their paint, cells in disarray, floors showered with debris and droppings from years of wear & tear. Almost every barred window has had their glass shattered out. [proof that when this prison closed its doors in the 1990s, it did just that – closed the doors and no one ever looked back!]

    When the tour is over, you’ve freedom to roam the halls until sun-up.

    First stop, the chapel: now a shell of its former self, yet has deemed to be a hot spot for paranormal activity.

    EVP from the Chapel: “the bathroom” (version slightly altered)

    EVP from the THE CHAPEL: “the bathroom” (VERY slowed down)<

    EVP from the THE CHAPEL: “criminal” (unaltered)


    Next stop, through the halls and into the ‘Hole’ as to sit alone for an hour with a candle lit sitting in the cell where a cellmate once committed suicide by dowsing himself with paint thinner and igniting himself with a match.

    EVP from THE SOLITARY, aka HOLE: “flash burn” (slightly altered)

    Off to my last and favorite spot, the Warden’s quarters – not simply because it’s a MAJOR hot spot for paranormal activity but also because it was one of the few spots renovated for the filming.

    EVP from THE WARDEN’S QUARTERS: “to see the warden” (unaltered)

    Oh and if you you dare visit, remember bats use radar so when one comes flying straight at you, DON’T MOVE AN INCH!

     

     

     

     

     

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

     

    P.S.:  Initially posted in October 26, 2011 – bumping-up.

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  • Mellen’s Halloween ‘Fun’: LaLaurie Mansion

    LaLaurie

    Be aware and beware – this is a non-fictional account so it’s not folklore … nor is it hearsay … nor is it all some urban legend …. nor is it a story for the faint-of-heart!

    LaLaurie In 1832 when the well-educated wealthy Creole socialite widow, 57-year-old Delphine LaLaurie, re-married, the mansion along with its slave quarters and statuesque Italianate facade was built.  The mansion hosted many parties to the upper-crest echelon of the New Olreans’ society who while in attendance at the grand events were served the finest-of-delicacy on the best china and silver one had ever seen.  Despite the droves of people to come through the mansion’s doors over the years, few knew what really took place behind the walls of 1140 Royal Street.

    It was well-known that the LaLaurie family kept slaves; however it was the treatment of said slaves that set this family apart. Although in public they were respectful to people of color, behind closed doors it couldn’t have been further than the truth!  Stories of blood, horror, terror and brutality were whispered in the shadows!  The media back in the early 1800s reported many locals were aware of the torture bestowed on the slaves specifically from Madame LaLaurie.

    Once a visiting reporter stayed with the LaLaurie family simply to return home to describe the LaLaurie’s slaves’ appearances as “singularly haggard and wretched” [looking], how the kitchen slave was chained to the stove and how Madame LaLaurie would beat her daughters when they attempted to feed and treat the slaves.  Widespread gossip sprung from the visit; telling of the brutal treatment of slaves within those walls captured the attention of local law enforcement that sent a local ‘lawyer’ to the home to investigate. Despite no evidence of mistreatment was uncovered during the visit, her report told more tales to support the claims which weren’t as easy to dismiss.  During her short stay at the mansion, one of the LaLaurie neighbors shared the tale of witnessing a 14-year-old slave leaping to her death in order to avoid punishment for accidentally pulling on a snag while brushing the Madame’s hair.  Fearing the wrath of whip once again, this young child leapt to her death from the top floor of the mansion.  Rumor had it the body of the 14-year-old slave was quietly buried somewhere on the mansion’s grounds.  Again, the incident sparked the interest of local law enforcement.  This time their investigation lead to the LaLauries being charge and found guilty of ‘illegal cruelty’ and were forced to ‘hand-over’ all of their slaves – nine total.  The respite didn’t last long though.  One of the LaLaurie relatives finagled their way and saw the slaves returned to the mansion and once again in the care of Madame LaLaurie.

    By luck all of Madame LaLaurie’s secrets were blown wide-open on April 11, 1834 when a fire broke-out within the mansion. It was then when local law enforcement and firefighters entered the property and discovered the 70-year-old cook slave chained to the stove.  It was this BRAVE slave who admitted to setting the fire in an attempt to commit suicide out of fear of Madame LaLaurie’s wrath.  Fearing she too would be taken to the upper-most rooms of the mansion – rooms where she witnessed many slaves taken, rooms from where screams echoed through-out the home were born, cries for help by slaves who were never to be seen again!

    Once inside the home firefighters reported finding dozens-of-slaves chained to the walls in the attic; some slaves were still in cages with endless body parts strewn as evidence of Madame LaLaurie’s ‘experiments’.   So it was no surprise when after the locals busted into the slave quarters with hopes to save a soul or two, they found more slaves being held captive.  A total of seven slaves were found; some mutilated, others hanging by their necks with their limbs stretched so far they were pulled from their bodies.  Not all of the brutalized slaves were dead though; one male had been kept tied-up, beaten, and a prisoner for months; another, a young female, was found unable to move from being bound by an iron collar; and an elderly woman, who had received such a deep wound on her head would she was left crumpled upon the floor no longer able to walk.

    LaLaurieIt wasn’t long before word of torture made its way through the streets of New Orleans.  Mobs of angered citizens attacked the mansion and destroying everything in their wake; even the sheriff arrived too late to save the integrity of the building – all that was left were the walls.

    After the findings of skeletal remains buried with the mansion grounds, even those belonging to a young girl, tales of macabre mutilations, slaves crying-out begging to be put out of their pain and misery from the monstrous and insane experiments carried upon them on by Madame LaLaurie were spreading through-out the community faster that wild fire!  The city was in shock and was unable to comprehend such evil doings.  The tortured slaves who had survived were taken to jail so that the evidence of the brutality they had to endure could be made for public display; over 4,000 individuals stopped to catch sight of the heinous doings of the hands of their ‘beloved’ Madame LaLaurie.

    LaLaurie

    The local law enforcement couldn’t calm the masses who called for Madame LaLaurie to be immediately brought to justice.  However, Madama LaLaurie had a different plan – and, it was too late – she had taken flight using her horse and buggy during the flurry of insanity the night of the fateful fire!  She was never found nor held accountable.

    Rumor has it that she and her husband fled and simply lived across Lake Pontchartrain while other rumors were fueled with tales of the two returning to France although a headstone was later erected in St. Louis Cemetery No 1. bearing the name of Madama LaLaurie’s citing she perished the night of the fire.   A truth we will never know!

    LaLaurie

    LaLaurie MansionEventually the brave came forward and then the mansion changed ownership many times over the 150+-year period – including the hands of actor, Nicholas Cage.  Over the years it has been home to a saloon, girls’ school, music conservatory, used as an apartment building and also a furniture store.  Despite who was housed on the grounds, stories of visions of ghostly images have been shared by many throughout the years.  Many report seeing the image of a young slave girl fleeing across the roof of the mansion.  Others have reported hearing disembodied shrieking, loud, paining screams coming from the unseen.  One person even reported not only seeing a chained, large black man, but cites he was attacked by the entity while on a stairwell –  just for the apparition to disappear as quickly as it appeared!  These happenings became so prominent many who tried staying within the walls fled after a mere few days.  The bar, aptly named ‘The Haunted Saloon’, kept a journal of the events that took place since they were so becoming so commonplace.  And, the furniture quickly store closed its doors after the owner stayed a night in the store to rule-out foul play after personally enduring unexplained foul smells and finding puddles just to witness a puddle of liquid from nowhere take form in plain sight.  Purportedly, animals have been found unexplainably butchered after being brutalized.  And, a turn-of-the-century couple who tried to call the mansion home reported their children being chased with a whip and witnessing Madame LaLaurie hovering over their infant.  Over the years one single window has stayed boarded-up – still boarded to this day – the same one used by the frightened 14-year-old girl who used it to commit suicide.

    Although the building still stands today, many who pass-by the structure report to take ‘ill’ or feel sick while in its presence while telling tales of hearing screams coming from inside the mansion.

    But, the home is now a private residence and those who own it deny any ‘ghostly’ activity; however, recent renovations have unearthed graves hidden underneath the wooden floor of the home.  The skeletons apparently date from the time of the LaLaurie horrors.  So deduce what you desire but remember, ‘bones don’t lie’!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

     

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • Mellen’s Halloween ‘Fun’: Stanley Hotel

    Stanley HotelOpening for business on July 4, 1909, this 104-room Neo-Georgian hotel in Estes Park, Colorado overlooking the Rockies built by inventor Freelan Oscar Stanley became a mecca for the rich and famous. A few of the notables who enjoyed a relaxing stay included the RMS Titantic survivor Margaret Brown, composer John Philip Sousa, US President Theodore Roosevelt, as well as the Emperor and Empress of Japan. The structure was also the inspiration and filming spot of the infamous Stephen King novel & film adaption as well as the television series sharing the title of ‘The Shining’ after Mr. King stayed at the hotel in room 217. (Proudly to this day, the movie, ‘The Shining’, is continually played, looped as you may call it, on channel 42 in all of its guest rooms.) And although this resort is commonly booked-full during ‘season’ with pay guests and para-seekers, as ‘The Shining’ implies tis never without a few ‘other’ guests as well! The ShiningSome of the ghostly happenings have included … Mr. Stanley being spotted nearby the offices as if he never truly rested from working. At the bottom of main stair and billiard room both Mr. & Mrs. Stanley still appear to welcome guests, always dressed in their finest as Mrs. Stanley’s beautiful piano playing echoes through the vast halls from the ballroom. The Earl of Dunraven, the previous owner of the land on which this fine hotel was built, is said to also haunt room 407. The mysterious aroma of a pipe filled with cherry-tobacco fills the room according to patrons. Endless staff and guests alike have reported hearing ghostly voices and footsteps down the endless halls, endured their hands being touched as well as their clothing tugged upon, and several guests have complained to have found blankets taken from them then folded neatly while they slept. But it’s the ghost of small children which really peaks the interests and heart strings of those who patronize or work at the Stanley! Room 217, where Stephen King stayed and was inspired to compose ‘The Shining’, was also the site of an accident which almost took the life of housekeeper, Elizabeth Wilson, when a slow gas leak almost killed her. It wasn’t until after death in the mid-1950s when strange happenings within this room was reported by not-so-lucky guests who lost sleep due to doors slamming, lights turnings off & on all by unseen hands. Room 217Purportedly, though, room 418 is considered the most active of the haunted hotel, by staff and guests. At night, images of phantom children have been heard as they play in the halls leading to this room. The impressions of bodies, as if someone laid on room 418’s bed prior to guests checking-in, is a regular occurrence reported. But it’s the ghost of a small child who has been seen and heard calling-out for its nanny which leaves many frozen in fear! The Shanley is still open-to-the-public; especially embracing its para-history – proudly telling the ghostly tales with over-night guests who dare stay even just one night. So should you have the courage to do the same, don’t be shy – you never know who you may meet during your stay – Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, a maid bound to her beloved job, or a few fun-seeking children playing a trick or two, on you! Remember, what ‘happens at the Stanley, stays at the Stanley‘ so even though you may be staying with ‘friends’, they’ll remain within the walls of this fine hotel awaiting your return! Enjoy, m’brave ones! Happy Halloween!   Hugs & happy hunting … Mellen

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  • Mellen’s Halloween ‘Fun’: Winchester House

    The Winchester House

    The mansion is located in San Jose, California and was once the home of Sarah Winchester, widow of the infamous gun making William Winchester.  Although ground-breaking for this magnanimous home started in 1884, the home was continually built upon DAILY until 1922.

    Why?  Well, according to Mechanix Magazine, it all started when … [quote]:  “[William Wirt] Winchester and the baby girl died suddenly and Mrs Winchester, stunned by the tragedy, fell into a coma so serious that physicians despaired of her life. Finally she recovered and, at a friend’s suggestion, visited a medium. During a séance, according to those familiar with her story, she received a communication from her dead husband in which he said: ‘Sarah dear, if our house had not been finished, I would still be with you. I urge you now to build a home, but never let it be finished, for then you will live.’ “

    Sarah immediately moved west to northern California to start her life, again.

    First on Sarah’s agenda – building a home.  From that day forward Sarah’s watchful eye of the day-to-day construction of the enormous structure took flight.  She would have a task completed, have it ripped apart simply to rebuild.  Sarah strictly enforced that not one hammer stop hammering nor one break be taken; literally the construction was never-ending, workers worked 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week until Sarah’s death on September 2, 1922 – a time when construction immediately ceased.  The end result was what many refer to as a ‘Mystery’ House costing over $5.5 millions dollars (remember this was around the turn-of-the-century millions).  Although the structure stood 7-stories tall initially, an earthquake in 1906 resulted in the 4-story-home that still stands today.

    This Queen Anne Style Victorian home is located at 525 South Winchester Boulevard in San Jose, California as a tourist ‘trap’.  (pun intended – BEWARE!)

    The home is renowned for the stairs leading to no where, doors opening to walls or worse, thin air yet stories up!  Many blame this obsession with continual construction on Sarah’s bouts with depression of which the medium fed.  Other believe her family was haunted from all of those who died at the hands of one of their creations – the west was ‘won’ with Winchesters!  Sarah, and others, believed their family was cursed as a result and this home wasn’t only Sarah’s but that of those souls lost at the hands of a Winchester rifle!  Sarah truly felt the home was an homage to dead.

    Winchester House
    Many report hearings rappings, voices from unseen bodies, images floating between doors that lead to no where, rocking chairs and other objects moving on their own, even doors opening and closing by invisible hands.

    Next time you find yourself with a LOT of time on your hands while visiting the San Jose area, I hear this site is a site everyone should experience.  However, be sure to not stray away from the tour guide as you may never be found again, lost forever in the crazed maze also known as the Winchester Mansion.

    Winchester House

     

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

     

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  • Mellen’s Halloween ‘Fun’: The Chelsea Hotel

    The Chelsea Hotel NYC, NY

    The Chelsea Hotel in New York City is infamously known as a haunted site, busy with para-activity.

    The hotel was built in 1884 and has been the home to many writers, artists and musicians through-out its 130-years.  And, although most who have called this building home have since passed-on, those who remain as well as their visitors still retell the stories of hearing unearthly sounds-in-the-night, being touched, unexplained happenings and seeing the ghostly images of notables such as Sid Vicious, Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, and Eugene O’Neill.

    Thomas Wolfe was born on October 3, 1990 and met his Heavenly Father on September 15, 1938.  During his short visit to this realm, Mr. Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels, many shorts stories, dramas and simpler novellas.   He became very famous during his own lifetime.  Although initially the fight starting against pneumonia, Wolfe was eventually diagnosed with military tuberculosis of the brain which ultimately took his life.

    Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914 and died November 9, 1953.  Mr. Thomas was a renown British poet who’s reputation, which he encouraged, as a roistering, drunken and doomed poet abruptly ended his career while living in New York City.  Mr. Thomas died in room 206 after a binge.

    Eugene O’Neill was an Irish American playwright who was also quite the accomplished poet.  After suffering from multiple health problems, including depression and alcoholism, Mr. O’Neill who was born on October 16, 1888 perished on November 27, 1953.  He’s late quote is said to have been, “”I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room and died in a hotel room.” (the site is now the home of a dorm at Boston University which many site is haunted by the antics of a lonely, depressed, cynical deceased ghost)

    On October 12, 1978 Sex Pistols’ star Sid Viscious’ girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, was found dead in room 100 after the she and Sid went on yet another crazed drug binge.  She was found lying in a pool of her own blood from a knife protruding from her side after she and Sid had been living in the hotel for a stint. Sid was arrested for murder but died of a heroin overdose before he did his time.  There is a LONG waiting list to stay in the actual room the murder took place because rumor has it multiple guests report they see Sid appear in the elevator,  phantom footsteps have been reported as following patrons, and many have been touched and pushed whilst walking in their rooms and the hallways.

    Makes you pause and wonder who is behind the phantom steps heard, pushing, touching, and ghostly apparitions that haunt this site.  Could it be Sid looking for his lost love?  Or, is it the antics of a depressed poet – or two?

    Just know that IF you dare to stay at the Chelsea Hotel, you may at first check-in as just one but fear naught, you’ll not be alone!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • 7th Annual Paranormal Meet & Greet – Hannah House, Indianapolis is TODAY!

    I’m so excited and ready to have some para-fun!

    Hannah House mansion

    3801 Madison Ave
    Indianapolis, IN

    noon – 4:00p

    Family-friendly, FREE event!

    Be there or be square!

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

    P.S.:  Immediately following the event, on the Hannah grounds, will be a ‘Para Pow-Wow’ where you’ll hear insight from speakers – so bring a chair or blankie.  THEN, it’s the after party at the nearby FOP off Shelby Street to celebrate our ‘coming together as one’!

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  • 2013 Mid-South Para-Con

    Just one more day and I’ll be on my way!  :-)

    midsouth
    http://msp.louisvilleghs.com/midsouth/2013/home.html

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • I saw the signs & they’ve opened-up my eyes!

    Do you believe in signs?

    I do!

    Most, if not all, appear when you’re NOT asking but on your mind is a thought or worry or wonderment.

    Today would’ve been my sister’s 55th birthday but she was ripped away from us 6-years ago.  All day I was convincing myself to ‘let her go’ but tis easier said than done for she was VERY close to my sons, especially my oldest – he was her ‘Valentine’.  And it wouldn’t be a family get-together without a sign of her presence.  Oh we’ve seen the oddest-of-signs from her name on a cheerleading jersey en route to canoeing, her name on the back of a person’s t-shirt at my son’s birthday dinner, or her nickname (‘Aunt Ahhh’) appearing on stores signs, commercial ads or mostly license plates.  Heck, just yesterday as my son and I were getting his college schedule and picking-out his books we returned to find a car parked next to mine with the license plate of ‘Ah’.   (even made my son pause and smile)

    Last night as I tried to sleep I was awakened every 2-hours like clock work by a ‘kiss’ on my cheek.  Literally, like what you’d assume an ‘angel’ kiss would feel like but not as light.  At first I thought our dog had decided to give me an unusual good night kiss but I quickly stirred to find nothing there so I went back to sleep.  Then two-hours later it happened again – nothing there, back to sleep.  Then again two-hours later, nothing there, back to sleep!  Continued until I finally gave-up and stayed up.  Not citing this was proof of the paranormal but at this point in my life I’ve nothing to prove to anyone so I am citing I’m certain my sister or something of good nature was toying with me to help me through this tough day!  (and it did for even now, writing about it, has me smiling even now)

    Also, as the day progressed and while my mind was on things such as laundry, lunch, work, I’d glance over to catch the time.  EVERY SINGLE TIME I was drawn to the clock was when numbers that are supposed to mean something were appearing – in other words, they’re considered signs to believers.

    Snagging from one of my favorite ‘numbers & their spiritual meanings’ website (http://www.spiritual-path.com/numerology.htm)  :

    222:  This is a sign of confirmation that you are on the right path, doing the right thing and going in the right direction.  Continue with this train of thought.

    234:  If you are repeatedly seeing ascending number sequences such as 1234, this is a sign from your Spirit Guides that these are progressive thoughts.  You will see this sign when thinking about an area of your life that you are concerned about and want to change, or thinking about a particular subject.  Seeing this number sequence immediately after these thoughts is a sign that your thoughts are progressive; your life will progress by following these thoughts and you will have your Spirit Guides support in its pursuit.

    333:  This sign indicates that your Spirit Guides agree with your thoughts and feelings and could be interpreted as a Cosmic ‘Yes!’ to questions you have asked or ideas you may have.

    555:  When you see this sign a life changing thought or event has just occurred. You may not like it, or you may. Whatever the case your Spirit Guides are notifying you that a change in your life path direction has just occurred and it is time for you to change too.  Move with it, follow these thoughts.

    Although I had a few moments, overall the day was an easier one than her past 5 birthdays.

    With all of today’s signs & last night’s ‘kisses’, I believe Roxanne AND my spirit guides want me to let her go, accept she’s no longer in human form but she’s around me.  No, I’VE NO DOUBT because signs don’t lie!

     

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

     

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  • Unforeseen …. what? ;-)

    Headline says it all:

    Psychic show canceled in Scotland due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

    (since we are ALL born with this ‘gift’, learn to use YOURS for free!)

     

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    Mellen

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  • MELLEN APPEARANCE: ‘Ghost Hunting As A Hobby’

    Saturday; 4/20/2013

    From 9a – 5p  (breaking for lunch)

    Metropolis Mall; Plainfield, Indiana

    Seats are limited, so reserve your ‘ticket’ today!

    A few speaking are:  Renown Indiana paranormal novelist, Wanda Lou Willis; seasoned paranormal investigator & para-event coordinator, Danielle Garrison; & of course, wonderfully fun me, Simply Mellen.  *smiles*

    INFO LINKS ARE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/431294506955262/  &/or  http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138989332

    All you’ll need is some paper, pen & y’er ears.

    Hope to see y’all there!

     
    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

     

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  • Children of the Grave

    Herself – Paranormal Reporter

    Uncovers the shocking truth, history and haunting of Ghost Children, Poltergeist Kids, Haunted Orphanages and Crybaby Bridges through untold stories of unmarked graves and 699 forgotten orphans.

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  • The Unseen: Best of the Booth Brothers

    Herself, Paranormal Reporter

    The unseen segments that the networks wouldn’t air. Share the tears, the fears, the laughs and jumps in this shocking uncut collection hosted by the Booth Brothers.

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    It’s a ‘Booth Brothers’ December

     

    Sunday, Dec 2 ‘Children Of The Grave’  (also starring Simply Mellen, *smiles*)

    Sunday, Dec 9 ‘Spooked:Ghosts Of Waverly Hills Sanatorium’

    Sunday, Dec 16 ‘The Possessed’

    DIRECT TV’S CHILLER CHANNEL (check local listings for exact air times)

     

    Hugs & happy hunting …

     

    Mellen

     

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    Mellen

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  • So Roxanne WAS listening! She reeeeally was!

    I was standing by my kitchen sink cleaning when I looked around my home and thought aloud:  “Roxanne, see how much I need you?  I have lived here almost 4-years and I don’t even know where to hang a picture.  But nooo you’re gone and can’t help me.  Thanks!”

    Less than an hour later my phone rang, it was my cousin with whom I hadn’t spoken in months.  I answered to hear her tell me she ‘felt’ she should call me RIGHT then.  She told me to “not think her crazy” and that “Roxanne had just given her a message to call me“.  My cousin didn’t know WHY other than she’s been meaning to get in touch with me as she has a picture she’s been wanting to share with me (of Roxanne).

    PICTURE?!

    Coincidence?

    I TRULY don’t think so!  (but think what you’d like)

    So, let my posts be a reminder …. they may be gone into ‘spirit world’ BUT they are nearby watching and (obviously) listening!  Because … it was my sister who got ME into the paranormal; so, if there ever was someone who’d make contact after-passing, it’d be her, I’m CERTAIN of it!

    Hugs …

     

    Mellen

     

     

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  • Paranormal Activity ain’t just for the movies!

    I had hoped it stopped!

    I had hoped it stayed behind us!

    I had hoped it just left us alone!

    I had hoped my ceasing looking for answers to it changed everything!

    I had hopes … but they vanished FOREVER after last night!

    Unlike the movie, paranormal activity within your home — you know, the place where you are to feel most safe — isn’t entertaining, to say the least!

    RECAPPING THE EVENT:

    I was lying in bed playing around on my laptop with the tv lowly humming in the background while my husband was just dozing off as both kids were in their respective rooms having difficulty falling to sleep due to the recent time change. I looked up to see a shadow of our gaming table on my entertainment room’s wall. Something had caught my eye so I was staring at the shadow being cast upon the wall wondering if a car passing-by caused the capturing of my sight yet I heard no car. I sat up in bed still staring at this shadow; still appeared normal — as I felt it was just the gaming table reflecting off onto the wall, a reflection from the nearby night light’s glow. At least 20-seconds passed by and I was still sitting up and staring at the shadow. I had PLENTY of time to measure it. Stood about 7″ tall and it was symmetric with squared edges, from what I could gather. All of a sudden it TURNED to ‘look’ at me; ‘we’ made visual contact for a nice while despite I saw no eyes, no face, just a tall block of shadow nothingness … as if it knew I saw it and it wanted me to watch. It turned again and I watched legs appear from no where walking this ‘figure’ toward my sons’ bedrooms! I was stunned as this was DEFINITELY a ‘Top 10 Paranormal Moment’ for me despite my YEARS of experience, I was able to immediately react! I leapt out of bed and rushed to my sons’ rooms all the while saying loudly, “I don’t flippin’ think so!” so the ENTIRE house awakened.

    I tried to get both of my sons into OUR master bedroom for the night but both were adament they were fine with simply bunking-up in the same room afterward. So I helped my oldest make a pallet on the floor of my youngest’s bedroom all the while thinking how HAPPY I am we adopted a puppy. The puppy loves my youngest insanely so they cuddle together at night; and as many know tis believed animals ‘sense’ things we normally do not. Knowing the animal was in the room with them for the night gave me a HUGE peace-of-mind as to return to
    sleep … however my adding the Bible to the door way as well as blessing their room (& them) helped me cope some too so the rest of the night was uneventful.

    Now, those are the FACTS in this ‘case’, time for MY feelings!

    I was scared yet madder than hell! I will NEVER forget seeing ‘it’!!!!! EVER! And the BEST visual I can give you, my reader, is that ‘it’ was a LOT like the predator … yea, that’s a good simile. Just like in the movie and it paused, made eye contact & turned.

    What do I think shadow ‘people’ are? Well, frankly I’m on the fence as I’m not fully sure what we’re picking-up with our paranormal studying is truly remenants of past humans; sometimes I’m curious if they aren’t aliens living peacefully amongst us yet knowing we truly are a violent animal, humans that is. We react with anger first so I don’t blame ‘them’ for hiding, if true. Or, what if it never was human.? (that reality frightens me so much, I don’t even want to go there in dialogue)

    Let me add that I’m NOT stating it threatened me in any way as with ANY para-experience fear is emitted by the person who witnesses the event. However, I just didn’t like how it ARROGANTLY paused to look in MY direction (it KNEW I was watching & wondering). And then, taking a QUICK jaunt toward my children’s bedrooms … leaves room for worry.

    Although I’ve heard a sobbing when we FIRST moved into our new home in 2008 coming from downstairs LATE one night as well as my son AND his friend seeing my sister in his (new) bedroom, this home is a quiet one; so unlike the prior home we lived in. I thought my staying away from ‘seeking-out the paranormal’ was the reason for our peacefulness — guess that’s not the case afterall. I’m a ‘magnet’ nonetheless!

    Hoping this was an isolated event. If not, rest assured I’ll blog!

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • Lions, Tigers & Shadow people, OH MY!

    My mother spent the night at her home where my brother committed suicide despite she’s now living elsewhere, with us. During the night she experienced the oddest ‘dream’ despite when she told me it was so ‘real’!

    She saw a black mass in ‘human’ form hovering in the corner of her bedroom; a person but all in black, even the eyes were blackened. Awakening from a VERY deep & medicated sleep she thought it was my niece who lives with her so she called out to it by her name demanding she get down before she hurt herself. It obeyed and leapt down but then oddly it stumbled over my dad’s old trunk at the foot of her bed. I asked her how she felt when all of this happened and she told me she was frightened. Hmmm ….

    That is what SHE told me the next morning on the phone and here’s the true tale I shared with her immediately …

    The home where this occurred to her is where my brother committed suicide as well as was the home to my husband and I of which we purchased 15-years ago. There we raised our two sons until moving to our current home. During our life there odd things happened but I dismissed them for paranormal activity around me was normal. It wasn’t until when my oldest was about 5 I truly began to realize the severity of the activity, though. My then-very-young-son told me then how a “ball of light” was flying around his head so he threw it out his window; about the young boy who continually begging him to allow him to play along; and about the shadow FAMILY who lived in his closet — a dad, mom, young son his age, and a toddler. One night he told me he heard the mom whisper to the young son, “shhh, you’ll wake Bobby”! This is when I started getting in touch with paranormalist to gain an understanding as to what what going on. I mean I had an idea but talking shadows and balls of light were new to me. I discovered, as many of you have, that ghost hunting groups were popping-up all around the world. I contacted a group but was hesitant to let just anyone in my home so I started to attend their monthly meetings … got hooked, took-on titled positions for a few years yet never in that time did I ‘officially’ have an investigation done in this home.

    As many of you, my readers, have read my living-brother has been experiencing a lot in that home since so much so a man of 46-years sleeps with his light on. My niece also has seen unexplanable things. And all, including my mom, have heard LOUD rappings on the doors.

    And before you wonder, yes I plan on investigating the home once my mom, brother and niece move-out. I don’t want to ‘upset’ anything. However, I have rethought my blessing of the home because I TRULY FEAR ‘something’ may follow me here, to our new home. I’m not a seasoned ‘house cleaner’ so tis probably for the best! Hoping whoever buys the home are brave, spiritually knowledgeable souls. (or maybe whatever is going on is doing so JUST to us)

    Just wanted to update y’all regarding the paranormal goings-on over there. Will continue to share as information deems worthy.

    Happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • The Hannah House mansion

    The Hannah House — everyone who’s anyone in and around the Indianapolis area knows of this place as one of our historic landmarks. Although it’s best known for its Halloween seasonal festivities and paranormal overnights due to its reputation of things going bump in the night, its biggest draw is its annual commercial haunted house. What many patrons might not realize is that when they’re paying for this scary excitement, it may not only be an actor whose voice they’re hearing, nor an actor’s hand patting them upon their shoulder, nor is it truly a shadow casted simply by a prop!? You can’t be sure – not in THAT house!

    How can I say that? Welp, I’ve ‘been there, done that’ and boy did it leave an ‘impression’ on me! Yep, today’s Halloween tale is of another of my paranormal epiphanies … and this one took place within the walls of this particular structure.

    First let me introduce you to a brief history of this grand structure:

    The Hannah House was built by a very prominent and successful business man back in 1858. Alexander and Elizabeth remained living in the mansion until deaths. In 1899 a German immigrant named Oehler purchased the property and whose family still owns and manages the mansion.

    The Hannahs were passionately anti-slavery and built their home according to these strong beliefs as to open their home to runaway slaves whose destination was the freedom of Canada. They purposely built a hidden tunnel off the basement that led to a secret place perfect to house runaway slaves. Their home’s shudders were slightly more narrow than those of their neighbors and in one window they left a candle lit every night – both signals to fleeing slaves in the dark of the night this was the next safe stop where they could obtain food, water, and place to rest their weary bodies.

    Mr. Hannah and his wife, as well as their staff, knew the harsh consequences which awaited them should it be discovered they were partaking in the Underground Railroad. One infamous day a fire broke-out near the stairs to the basement when a multitude of slaves were in hiding. The Hannahs knew thousands of future runaway slaves depended upon them for help so they couldn’t allow the slaves to escape the fire during the light of day without blowing their cover so they had to lock the basement door. All of the slaves perished in the fire. To continue their anonymity, the slaves’ bodies couldn’t be taken outside the home to be buried either; so the slaves were entombed in the basement’s dirt floor.

    I had never had a ‘ghost’ physically touch me leaving proof as well having a multitude of witnesses to confirm my tale as true until I was at the Hannah House. About 6-years ago I was on a team of volunteers coordinating and leading a fund-raising event to help offset some financial struggles for the home. It was Autumn and that year, in lieu of the usual commercial haunted house, true grit paranormal tours were to be given. It was a huge ordeal! Even scored the site prime news time coverage by my being interviewed by THE Catt Sadler (when she was a FOX anchor just prior to her joining the ‘E!’ staff in LA).

    As many ghosthunters know, before you can earnestly give a tour, one must obtain data to build a script. With this in mind, several night investigations took place at the Hannah House. Each time, teams were formed and placed in specific spots throughout the house. The night that changed my life was when I was sent to investigate the basement! The basement is divided into two major sections; as the other members of my team were in the adjacent room setting up equipment, I was still on the side where the slaves are presumed buried. I was bent over double-checking my recorder was safely attached to its tripod when it happened. With my backside safe from the view of others, I failed to pull my shirt down and cover the drooping drawers which exposed my undergarment. I’m assuming the ‘slaves’ felt it necessary to instill pain my way because when ‘they’ let go, not only was the slap audible but the welt left upon my lower back, BRIGHT red. It DEFINITELY made our endless nights of investigating well worthwhile with plenty for the script!

    To this day the Hannah House mansion offers paranormal tours and that commercial haunted house each Halloween season. And it’s been shared with me that many guides still share the tale of that day that female ghosthunter’s “thong was snapped by unseen hands”. It’s ok, I don’t mind! Those few weekends of volunteering paid for the rood, some of the back taxes and helped to improve the home’s plumbing; moreso, like a young boy scoring a black eye while winning at backyard football, my welt was my trophy! A reminder as to why this hobby fascinates me!

    Curious though, wonder if the slaves thought it a sling shot and simply wanted to play with it! 

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • Stu-Con Drama!?!?

    Stu-Con ‘Drama’ video – *CLICK HERE TO WATCH* – compliments of Harbor Area Paranormal (HAP)

    Interesting! Hmm, since there are two-sides to every story, maybe the ‘others’ would like to share theirs. :)

    Happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • Skeptic Beliefs 2009

    Tuesday June 4th @ 8:00 pm

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  • Paranormal 411 2008: Nov – Dec Paranormal Calendar


    Paranormal Reporter – Co-Hostess
    Nov-Dec 2008

    http://www.midwesthaunts.com
    http://www.myspace.com/jasonsullivan
    http://www.myspace.com/ghosthunting101

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s: April Paranormal Events Calendar


    Paranormal Reporter – Co-Hostess
    April 2008

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Mellen Sightings

  • Need your Mellen fix? Order your copy of ‘Paranoia’ today!

    Be sure to order your copy of ‘Paranoia‘ today and get y’er Mellen fix on!  SPOOKED TELEVISION’s – ‘Paranoia’ 
    (or via:  http://www.spookedproductions.blogspot.com/ )

     

    Hugs & Happy Hunting …

    Mellen

     

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  • Filming: Zappos Commercial RELEASED – I made the final cut!

    **It’s true, it’s true – look, look!**

    Me as a bystander as the Zappos' hero rushes by me.

    Me as a bystander as the Zappos’ hero rushes by me.

    Watched the final commercial several times and we’ve spied me in this VERY fast-paced commercial at least 4-times already.  YAY – I didn’t wind-up on the editing floor!  #WhompWhomp

    Whatta day it was – I watched some very entertaining, creative, talented & professional crew-of-brothers film.  Tis fascinating how all of those takes came together as they did to birth this commercial masterpiece – baffling, like magic.

    Okay, logistics – as I’m sure you’re dying to know.  *w*  The commercial will be airing shortly.  Sadly, I do not know as to which channels it will be on nor the exact air date,  However, with us being in winter attire in the commercial factored with Christmastime decor already in stores, I think I’d be safe to assume it’ll be airing on TVs nationwide VERY soon so be sure to keep-on the look-out!

    I want to, once again, express how thankful and honored I was to be chosen to partake in the filming.  Not only did I get to ‘work my craft’, but I met a lot of nice people.  It was most definitely an adventure-of-a-day.

    And, a VERY special thank you out to … The Herbert Brothers, zappos.com, and Patty Bamber whose filming, awesome customer service and talented photography gave me a memory I shall never forget!  I’d be humbled to work beside any of you again – truly humbled.

    Hugs …

    Mellen

    ZAPPOS’ COMMERCIAL (I appear at the:  00:05, 00:07, and 00:09 – 00:11 marks)
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  • Filming & Breaking through Paranormal Borders: On the Set

     

    The day was an experience I’ll NEVER forget.  Not only do I have a new-found respect for ‘extras’ who are TRULY the ‘meat & taters’ stars, but I’m now in-love with my furnace (as this endless Indiana winter reared its brutal ugly head again that day).

    I’m still very grateful, humbled and honored to be part of such a professional LARGE group of individuals; even the A&E crew were gems!

    Just a few of the memories:

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    I shall keep you posted as to when the Zappos ‘villains vs. good guy’ commercial airs as well as when this commercial is featured on their A&E  reality series (mid-summer).
    Hugs & Happy Hunting …

    Mellen

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  • Filming & Breaking through ‘Paranormal’ Borders

    Gold Star

    We film tomorrow!

     

    I received word I was chosen by the Casting Director to be one of several privileged individuals to be part of a commercial’s cast promoting a prominent company.**

    Shockingly in addition to hearing I made the final cut for their commercial, I was also informed we’re going to be a part of their reality show filming.  Tis a ‘behind-the-scenes’ creation slated to air in June of 2014 on A&E Television(c).

    Of course I’m excited; however, I’m also honored, blessed and quite humbled to be working with such a creative, imaginative, and gifted group-of-professionals!

    I shall keep y’all posted as to when their show & commercial debut – or, you can simply join their mailing list directly at www.herbertbrothers.com.

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

    **due to confidentiality reasons, this vague data is all I can reveal in regard to my involvement at this time

    More data was published in the Greensburg Daily News prior to the filming (‘cut & paste’ version, sorry – too tired from filming today to figure-out why it won’t let me add another link, d’oh):
    http://www.greensburgdailynews.com/local/x1387866055/Commercial-shoot-looking-for-extras

     

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  • 7th Annual Paranormal Meet & Greet – Hannah House, Indianapolis is TODAY!

    I’m so excited and ready to have some para-fun!

    Hannah House mansion

    3801 Madison Ave
    Indianapolis, IN

    noon – 4:00p

    Family-friendly, FREE event!

    Be there or be square!

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

    P.S.:  Immediately following the event, on the Hannah grounds, will be a ‘Para Pow-Wow’ where you’ll hear insight from speakers – so bring a chair or blankie.  THEN, it’s the after party at the nearby FOP off Shelby Street to celebrate our ‘coming together as one’!

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  • 2013 Mid-South Para-Con

    Just one more day and I’ll be on my way!  :-)

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    http://msp.louisvilleghs.com/midsouth/2013/home.html

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • MELLEN APPEARANCE: ‘Ghost Hunting As A Hobby’

    Saturday; 4/20/2013

    From 9a – 5p  (breaking for lunch)

    Metropolis Mall; Plainfield, Indiana

    Seats are limited, so reserve your ‘ticket’ today!

    A few speaking are:  Renown Indiana paranormal novelist, Wanda Lou Willis; seasoned paranormal investigator & para-event coordinator, Danielle Garrison; & of course, wonderfully fun me, Simply Mellen.  *smiles*

    INFO LINKS ARE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/431294506955262/  &/or  http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138989332

    All you’ll need is some paper, pen & y’er ears.

    Hope to see y’all there!

     
    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

     

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  • Children of the Grave

    Herself – Paranormal Reporter

    Uncovers the shocking truth, history and haunting of Ghost Children, Poltergeist Kids, Haunted Orphanages and Crybaby Bridges through untold stories of unmarked graves and 699 forgotten orphans.

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  • The Unseen: Best of the Booth Brothers

    Herself, Paranormal Reporter

    The unseen segments that the networks wouldn’t air. Share the tears, the fears, the laughs and jumps in this shocking uncut collection hosted by the Booth Brothers.

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  • Curious when Mellen is on cable next?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It’s a ‘Booth Brothers’ December

     

    Sunday, Dec 2 ‘Children Of The Grave’  (also starring Simply Mellen, *smiles*)

    Sunday, Dec 9 ‘Spooked:Ghosts Of Waverly Hills Sanatorium’

    Sunday, Dec 16 ‘The Possessed’

    DIRECT TV’S CHILLER CHANNEL (check local listings for exact air times)

     

    Hugs & happy hunting …

     

    Mellen

     

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    Mellen

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  • 9/11/01: A decade later

    10-years ago, when tragedy struck: I had returned to bed after getting my oldest on the bus & my baby nursed and back to sleep. My husband rushed into our room to tell me a plane had accidentally hit one of the World Trade Towers. Got up and watched the news in the family room. I remember sitting on our ol’ square (& durable) coffee table when my hubby kept saying (in fear), “What the hell is that? What the hell? It’s going right at the other building, Mary Ellen LOOK!” That’s when the second plane hit the other tower and we KNEW it wasn’t an ‘accident’.

    During all this, we sitting dazed & in awe of how much damage can come from such a small vessel (in comparison to the giant buildings), I spoke something aloud for my husband to hear. I mentioned a name despite I hadn’t a clue who he was, but his name came to my head and I’ve learned to speak-out, as you never know. The name I called out with blame was “Osama bin Laden”. [still unsure where that knowledge of mine came from]

    I had not long prior retired to raise our family so I IMMEDIATELY called my ‘office friends’ to alert them, KNOWING they didn’t have tvs, etc. My phone was ringing off the hook after that so my attention was divided between the buildings crumbling, people running for their lives, the Pentagon as well as hearing how flight 93 was possibly enroute to the White House, then hearing it pludged into the rural areas of Pennsylvania.

    Although the schools were TRYING to help, they were naive! They had started locking the school doors; I felt was THE WORST STEP; keeping those kids in ONE building was a target in itself – send those kids home! So, I rushed into our school to snag-up my son. I was the first parent in line so the Principal himself went to retreive him. By the time he returned, over a DOZEN more parents were behind me with more coming through the door!

    We lived RIGHT by the Indianapolis International Airport then. I was suffering from post-traumatic stress as for WEEKS following I was PETRIFIED to stop at a stop light [in fear a suicide bomber would just ‘blow up the car next to them’].

    We had some dear friends living over in Cairo at the time. I remember contacting them to WARN them to stay indoors (as the news THEY were getting didn’t jiv with ours). Their tale afterward included a suicide bomber almost killing her husband & his brother — as soon as they could, despite that was HIS home, they fled back to America. [it took them over a year for that to be possible]

    After the shock cleared I learned several of those with whom I did business perished with the towers (I worked educating others regarding securities, etc.). It truly hit home with EVERYONE one way or another!

    I’ve visited the site of Flight 93 since. It’s quite emotional with their memorial, plaques telling you about the ones who perished there that day, but it’s the CRATER in the field that really tugs at your gut! Although that day, EVERYONE was a hero — passengars young, old, strong, weak SAVED our beloved nation’s capitol after KNOWING by talking to those they love that theirs too was a one-way ticket — simply leaves one speechless. My heart and soul will never be the same.

    My son was asked to write a paper about that day, a few years ago. While everyone else was writing about the same stuff, he chose to ask me MY side. So I told him that with EVERY situation there is ALWAYS a brightside, you must just look. So from the darkest of dark I watched the world come together, the world cry together, peace was prevailing as crime PLUMMETTED, people reached-out to help others without question, while EVERYONE gave what they could financially, even my two sons. His speech was chosen to be read to the entire school!

    My sons will never know the ‘freedoms’ of life we used to have. As that day wasn’t just a tragic day in history which started an endless war; it was a day that changed the way-of-life for ALL nations under God forever!

    *HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR LOVED ONES TODAY?*

    Peace …

    Mellen

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  • 2011 Mid-South Paranormal Convention

    Although this event holds so much throughout the entire weekend, I’m only able to attend one day. SO, as I’ve been asked by many, I am OFFICIALLY attending this event but only on Saturday, August 27. *happy dancing*

    Be sure to tug at me so I can give ya a ‘real life’ hug! :)

    Hugs & happy hunting …

    Mellen

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  • Kardashians Dash

    While shopping at the Kardashian’s ‘Dash’, shopping next to us was none other than the beautiful ….

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  • Hello from Gallup NM

    Simply Mellen checking-in from the road from Indy to LA! :) ♥ s (I’m a novice, so pardon the layman video) :)

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  • Paranormal Meet & Greet 2009


    Paranormal Reporter
    Historic Hannah House
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    August 8, 2009

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  • Skeptic Beliefs 2009

    Tuesday June 4th @ 8:00 pm

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  • Skeptic Beliefs 2008

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  • Paranormal 411 2008: Nov – Dec Paranormal Calendar


    Paranormal Reporter – Co-Hostess
    Nov-Dec 2008

    http://www.midwesthaunts.com
    http://www.myspace.com/jasonsullivan
    http://www.myspace.com/ghosthunting101

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  • Para-Pod


    Guest on Pod-cast
    November 19, 2008

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s Respecting the Paranormal


    Ja­son Sul­li­van with guest Ja­cob the Ghost Hunter and Mary Ellen or “Sim­ply Mellen” look at a side of the Para­nor­mal of­ten ne­glect­ed. Re­spect­ing the Para­nor­mal is more then watch­ing where you step, its about pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s: October Paranormal Calendar


    Jason Sul­li­van and Mary Ellen Ham­mack “Mellen” join forces to bring you the 2008 Para­nor­mal Event cal­en­dar ev­ery month. This will help ev­ery­one be­come more in­formed about the para­nor­mal com­mu­ni­ty…Con­ven­tions, gath­er­ings, In­ves­ti­ga­tions and Meet and Greets…what­ev­er is go­ing on they will do you best to give you the in­for­ma­tion you need to par­tic­i­pate in these events. And keep watch­ing month af­ter month for new events.

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  • Scarefest 2008


    Scarefest
    Personal Appearance
    Paranormal Reporter

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s: September Paranormal Calendar


    Jason Sul­li­van and Mary Ellen Ham­mack “Mellen” join forces to bring you the 2008 Para­nor­mal Event cal­en­dar ev­ery month. This will help ev­ery­one be­come more in­formed about the para­nor­mal com­mu­ni­ty…Con­ven­tions, gath­er­ings, In­ves­ti­ga­tions and Meet and Greets…what­ev­er is go­ing on they will do you best to give you the in­for­ma­tion you need to par­tic­i­pate in these events. And keep watch­ing month af­ter month for new events.

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  • Paranormal Meet & Greet 2008


    Paranormal Paranormal Reporter
    Historic Hannah House
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    August 9, 2008

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s Para Event August Vlog

    “>Ghost Hunting 101\’s Para Events August Vlog

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  • Ghost Hunting 101 2008 August Paranormal Calendar


    Ja­son Sul­li­van and Mary Ellen Ham­mack “Mellen” join forces to bring you the 2008 Para­nor­mal Event cal­en­dar ev­ery month. This will help ev­ery­one be­come more in­formed about the para­nor­mal com­mu­ni­ty…Con­ven­tions, gath­er­ings, In­ves­ti­ga­tions and Meet and Greets…what­ev­er is go­ing on they will do you best to give you the in­for­ma­tion you need to par­tic­i­pate in these events. And keep watch­ing month af­ter month for new events

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  • Peace, Love & Lipgloss Hour

    Peace, Love & Lipgloss Hour

    July 16, 2008
    Blog Talk Radio

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  • Ghost Hunting 101 2008 July Paranormal Calendar


    Paranormal Reporter – Co-Hostess
    July 2008

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s: June Paranormal Calendar


    Jason Sul­li­van and Mary Ellen Ham­mack “Mellen” join forces to bring you the 2008 Para­nor­mal Event cal­en­dar ev­ery month. This will help ev­ery­one be­come more in­formed about the para­nor­mal com­mu­ni­ty…Con­ven­tions, gath­er­ings, In­ves­ti­ga­tions and Meet and Greets…what­ev­er is go­ing on they will do you best to give you the in­for­ma­tion you need to par­tic­i­pate in these events. And keep watch­ing month af­ter month for new events.

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s: May Paranormal Events Calendar


    Paranormal Reporter – Co-Hostess
    May 2008

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  • Debut on Sci-Fi Channel


    Debut on Sci-Fi Channel

    May 17, 2008

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s Para Events May Vlog

    “>Ghost Hunting 101\’s Para Events May Vlog

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  • Ghost Hunting 101’s: April Paranormal Events Calendar


    Paranormal Reporter – Co-Hostess
    April 2008

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  • Ghosthunting 101’s Para Events April Vlog

    “>Midwest Haunts Ghost Hunting 101 April Paranormal Calendar

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  • Haunting Existence Radio


    Haunting Existence Radio
    Live Interview – Guest
    3/3/2008

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  • “COTG” Theatrical Premiere – Decatur, IL


    DVD/Sci-Fi Para-documentary; cast
    “COTG” Theatrical Premiere – Decatur, IL
    October 31, 2007

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  • The Basement Radio Show



    The Basement Radio Show

    Live radio interview
    October 2007

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  • Haunting Existence Radio


    Haunting Existence Radio
    Live Interview – Guest
    9/18/2007

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  • Paranormal Meet & Greet 2007


    Paranormal Reporter
    Washington Township Park
    Avon, Indiana
    August 11, 2007

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  • Paranormal Meet & Greet 2006


    Paranormal Reporter
    Washington Township Park
    Avon, Indiana
    August 12, 2006

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  • Children of the Grave


    Children of the Grave
    DVD/Sci-Fi Para-documentary
    Cast Member
    Paranormal Reporter 2006

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  • WXIN, Fox 59

    WXIN, Fox 59
    Television on scene Live Interview
    Catt Sadler
    At Hannah House
    10/31/2005

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  • IMC 2nd Interview


    IMC
    Television Live In-studio 2nd Interview
    October 2005

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  • Indy-Hot 96.3


    Indy-Hot 96.3
    Live In-studio Radio Interview
    10/31/2005

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  • IMC 1st Interview


    IMC
    Television Live
    In-studio Interview
    October 2005

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  • WXIN, Fox 59


    WXIN, Fox 59
    Television Live
    In-studio Interview
    May 2005

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  • Mystic Indiana

    Mystic Indiana VHS Paranormal Documentary
    Cast Member
    Summer 2004

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  • The Indiana Daily Student


    The Indiana Daily Student
    Newsprint Interview
    2/5/2004

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  • Fox 7 on your side

    Filmed at the West Baden Springs Resort fundraising haunted tours
    Also Mellen was chosen for the Station Promos of the event
    Evansville & Louisville FOX news affiliate
    September/October 2003

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  • WZPL, 99.5 – The Smiley Show


    WZPL, 99.5 – The Smiley Show
    Live in-studio radio Interview
    October 2003

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