Mellen talks Paranormal

  • All Hallows’ Eve: Ain’t all about gettin’ candy!

    Happy Halloween!

    Every year on All Hallows’ Eve the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest; spirits freely ‘walk’ the earth. As a paranormal investigator (and theoriest) to another, I suggest using this day to your advantage — test those gizmos and gadgets. Be quick, though, for at 12:01a, All Saint’s Day, the party is over, too late!  If not, THIS magnitude doesn’t happen until until summer’s solstice.

    Just in case y’all were interested — or needed an incentive.

    Hugs & happy hunting …



    Prayer protect to whom you call ‘God’; BEFORE & AFTER!

    You can grab an MP3, IPOD, err whatever you use & download music on. Choose its ‘voice recording’ option and click record. REMEMBER THOUGH: you WILL have to sit through each taping at LEAST twice so I always suggest remembering that when determining how long you wish to record. EVP, ‘Electronic Voice Phenomenon‘, which is what you’d be attempting to capture I, in laymen terms, would describe as ‘disembodied voices captured on audio (or even video) tape’. USUALLY you do NOT hear them during the recording session; it’s in the reviewing sessions after the fact you’ll discover them. Goldwave(dot)com offers a FREE trial software for VERY easy editing.

    IF you choose to shoot a slew of digital pictures, 99.9% of the orbs you captured are earthborn so PLEASE don’t toss ’em but discount them until you’ve reason otherwise. (I’ve noted a LARGE particular orb, SAME lineage markings by my son since digital pictures came on the scene — here, YEARS later, that ‘orb’ STILL appears. So don’t delete it, discount it … until otherwise.)

    IF you choose to do the ‘PARA ACTIVITY’ deal using a video recorder — have fun! BUT again I must warn, from experience … remember you have to sit and watch EVERY minute you record at least twice! (I’ll never forget that crazy idea I had of filming my kitchen cupboards overnight one night — not because they were opening & closing at night, oh no, it was just because I wanted to! End result, it took me THREE days to watch cupboards in infragreen, I … just … watched …. them! Cupboards are not very entertaining, I assure you so it wasn’t pretty!)

    ABOVE ALL denote your environment using a small notepad along with some common sense – don’t ever trespass … nor forget to prayer protect begin/end …. nor forget to take a flashlight if you’re gonna hit an outdoor site …. nor ever go it alone – always take a buddy!

    Hugs & Happy hunting … :)


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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!


    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 …

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


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  • 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’ 
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    Hugs & Happy Hunting …



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  • Shout-Out to My Para-BFFs

    MelancholyI have met a lot of para-peeps over the years, many I still call dear friends.  But, today I feel quite melancholy at the thought.  Yesterday left me sad feels like I am just awakening the day after graduating, realizing the past is gone …  leaving me nostalgic, vacant and sad.  I am learning to accept that time stops for no one, life takes us all in different directions so the friendships we forge along the way are fleeting so we’re to  embrace them.  I just wanted to tell y’all that I will treasure our friendship & the fun memories, scary and all, forever.  I am sincerely thankful for each & every one of you, more than words can convey!

    Here’s to our paths one day crossing again!

    Hugs & Happy Hunting …


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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 …



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

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  • Central State Mental Institution – watch out!

    Mellen’s FINALLY on her way & ready to check herself in!

    Central State

    Hugs & happy hunting …


    P.S.: Yes, I’ll be sure to write more about my experience and share any ‘evidence’ I deem worthy.  :-)

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  • Para-Community sicknesses: could it be easily explained by …. ?

    It has been bothering me the past few years how so many people in the para-industry have been either struck down by injury, grown seriously ill, or literally passed-on!  Most of those in the paranormal who investigate paranormal activity are fairly young – statistically it just doesn’t seem normal!  Nor does it when considering the para-community’s size when counting the heart attacks, cancers, strokes, maniac depression, life threatening illnesses, even suicides!

    So why is that – paranormal related or is it simply cases of happenstance?

    Those are the first things that used to cross through my mind; however, that stopped after I attended the lecture given by David Rountree during the 2013 Mid-South Paranormal Convention.

    I’m not quite the scientist Mr. Rountree is so bear with me and my vague terms.  [or feel free to do a simple internet search; I’m sure Mr. Rountree has many sites expressing his testing techniques.]

    My Rountree spoke of how all sorts of invisible fields – magnetic, micro, nuclear, radioactive – are being detected and measured during paranormal happenings.  How these levels come together with emissions of-the-charts during a ‘para experience’. 

    Although he left his findings there, as his point is to prove more than just generic ‘energy’ is detected during a ‘haunting’, which he made quite convincingly; however, he fueled my mind!  I couldn’t help but stray to those memories of para-friends who’ve been stricken down by a stroke, cancer, burying a friend from a heart attack or even the suicide of my brother!

    What if many of these ailments we are witnessing within the para-community are happenings from the fact that we go looking for activity therefore each time are exposing our beings to dangerous levels of toxins well known as harmful to the human body?!

    Even my brother committing suicide BUT he did so in a home that was notoriously haunted so much so, finding a baby sitter proved to be a daunting task.  Same home where the renter who lived just prior grew ill within weeks of moving in, increasing so to the point they passed-on just prior to signing a second year’s lease!  Same home where I lived when actively ghost hunting and possibly bringing home unseen ‘friends’!  Coincidences?  Maybe but remember, always keep an open mind!

    Not that we didn’t have good reason to worry considering the amount of para-peeps afflicted; now, maybe this gives us tangible reason to truly be afraid!  And, the more we’re going out ‘in search of’ and then find, the more danger we’re putting ourselves in!  

    I also worry for those who DON’T go looking yet are struggling to cope with para-activity in their homes – and what they are being exposed to daily!

    See, Mr. Rountree didn’t realize his detecting disturbance within the immediate atmosphere during para activity didn’t stop there; for me, his lecture opened yet another Pandora’s Box!

    Another reason why – maybe we should NOT being doing this as it’s not ‘just’ a hobby!


    Hugs & happy hunting …


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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 (  :

    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 …



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  • Emotional Rollercoaster: Another what if, just what if?

    I lie in bed, yet sleep escapes me.  My mind I cannot stop.  It’s filled with worry, wonderment, and fear.  My heart divided.  It’s been so long since I last penned an entry in this series – I guess I haven’t ‘survived’ suicide just yet!

    Changes are occurring that are beyond my control!

    Monday the home where my brother hung himself, the home where he spoke to me from ‘beyond the grave’ mentioning me by name as if reaching-out to me for help a mere few hours after his death, now the home where almost 2-years later he still speaks as if reaching out to me, this home will be sold.  I will never have access to it again.  No chance to ‘talk’.  No chance to say more good-byes.  A ‘finale’ so to speak!

    Although my latest taping session from within the home was not but a day ago, a mere 11:11-minutes in length was all it took for within the first 1:06 of those minutes, once again a voice can be heard speaking his name, “Robbie”!

    Why am I worried, in wonderment yet in fear?

    Worry – worry for my brother whose soul may be ‘trapped’ within that small one-car garage and think how long ‘eternity’ is!

    Wonderment – wondering as a Christian I MUST help him!  I’ve never been a fan of ‘spiritual house cleansing’ for to be ‘left behind’ was a divine decision was my excuse – and what am I but a simple human, tis no match to undermine a divine decision.  Yet I pause and remind myself how perfect God is and how much faith I have in Him!  How, I know, He would not ever allow something to be!  God would not give us the power-of-prayer if He did not want us to assist ‘lost souls’ in need.  Right?

    Fear – fearing the ‘what ifs’.  What if … I’m wrong and whoever is speaking to my recorder is NOT my brother?  What if … I’m wrong and God is testing our faith by giving us the means but hoping we choose to not?  What if … my brother’s spirit is there and I put it in more jeopardy?  What if … I’m right, where then will my brother’s soul go?

    Yet my BIGGEST fear is … the idea of my doing nothing!

    I have already arranged for a reputable paranormal group to come into the home in the next few days.  *Stay tuned*

    Hey!  Hug your loved ones!  TRUST ME – you NEVER know when they could be ripped away from you in a split second!


    Hugs & happy hunting …


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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!)


    Hugs & happy hunting …


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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:  &/or

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

    Hope to see y’all there!

    Hugs & happy hunting …



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  • Coochie! Coochie! Coo!

    Para-entertainment (possibly?):

    My mommy called me to tell me how she was settling in bed for the night, her bedroom light still on as was her tv.  She was just snuggling-in when ‘something’ reached-up from the foot of her bed & went under her covers to tickle the bottoms of her feet not just once but twice!  First time, she lifted the sheets to find nothing there and blew it off.  Guess what, the second time it happened she did the same and found …. nothing again.  ;-)

    Sorta hard to contribute such happenings as a guaranteed ‘paranormal’ considering her age (80yo) on top of the meds she takes; however, oddly, events such as these don’t happen very often w/her (anymore).  But am denoting this happening regardless.

    I’m out on this one … stay tuned for I will post if she calls to report more ‘tickling’.

    Ghosts w/a KIND sense-of-humor ROCK!   (I run into several during my para-tenure)
    Hugs & happy hunting …


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  • Paranormal: EVP – proof his spirit was there with me!

    (bumping this post up; initially posted 10/04/11)

    It’s moments and EVP like these which remind me why I’m SUPPOSED to be in the paranormal. I’ve proof my brother spoke to me from beyond the grave! *goosebumps*

    And tis with special permission I’m able to share this VERY personal EVP. I informed my mother who was torn yet chose to listen. Albeit bittersweet I may now add that she agrees wholeheartedly THIS IS MY BROTHER, HER LATE-SON ; we know his ‘voice’, and he’s whispering to me, “Mary Ellen, it’s Robbie!


    Don’t understand?

    Well, my brother died from a suicidal hanging not but a month ago. This EVP was obtained the night of his death.

    Need to point-out that this recording was captured during my 2:30 am session; within the first 5-minutes …. of my first recording segment! First FIVE minutes! I’ve almost 2-hours more!!! [EDITED 3/6/2012 TO ADD: Last hours proved to include practically ENDLESS, undescribable sounds such as doors opening & shutting, drawers being opened & closed, items beging dragged across the floor, unintelligible whisperings, and metal clanking ALL HAPPENED IN AN EMPTY GARAGE OF A HOME WHERE EVERYONE WAS SOUND ASLEEP AND THE CRICKETS ‘HEARD’ THEM AS WELL FOR THEY ALMOST ALWAYS GROW EERIE’LY QUIET WITH EVERY ‘MOVEMENT’ CAPTURED!]

    With everyone sound asleep & I all alone, I went out to the garage to snap a few pictures, ‘talk’ to my brother while clicking record. My brother knew and would’ve expected nothing less from his ghosthunting sis! So heck yea I investigated … we need answers! (obviously he was game)

    After taking pictures and ‘talking’ to him, I started another segment by leaving the recorder unchaperoned yet recording – just lying there on the workbench. Off to bed I went – I promised to stay with my mother that entire night.

    I have made it though the recordings only once, I prefer listening to each segment three times to deduce validity. However, I’m adament enough to state that I’m …. BLOWN-AWAY to have so many ‘questionable’ moments in such few para-recordings! And let me tell you, I’ve endless EVP from my ghosting in the past but NONE compare to THESE tapings! So far, aside this awesome EVP, that night I also captured disembodied movements like quick gasps, draggings, wooden clinks, metal clanks … some ‘mumbling’.

    All of this obtained in an empty 1-car garage!

    It’s seems unbelieveable but tis true! And before you wonder … yes, I’ve plans to reinvestigate soon but next time I’ll have VIDEO in-hand as well … need to ‘SEE’ those movement EVP! *stay tuned*

    But I need to close with this: I’ve heard many an EVP in my past, but NEVER has one EVER touched me nor been as ENLIGHTENING as this one! NONE OF THEM!


    Hugs …


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  • Paranormally speaking, should we really be doing this?

    My mom was slapped twice by an unseen hand!

    She resides in the home where I lived when I was VERY active as a paranormal ghost hunter & investigator.   And although I always prayer protected before and after each outing, I fear that wasn’t enough and some ‘things’ may have followed me home during that era of my life.

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  • Happy All Saint’s Day

    Today is the day Heaven unleashes its best to harness & return those whose souls chose to ‘walk’ again in our realm on All Hallow’s Eve when the veil between our worlds was the at its thinnest.


    Hugs & happy hunting …

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  • Happy All Hallow’s Eve!!!!

    Remember Halloween night is THE night it’s believed the veil between our worlds is at its thinnest!  So if you’re a para-enthusiast & brave enough, dust-off that ghost hunting gear & put it to good use!

    (ALWAYS remember to prayer protect first!)


    Hugs & happy hunting …


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  • Another one into my bucket … CalNeva Lodge!

    Marilyn & Frank’s CalNeva Lodge (on Lake Tahoe)!

    A LIFE-LONG desire to visit this place and yesterday that dream was fulfilled!  I am one happy woman!

    The staff there are VERY accommodating.  I was told EXACTLY which was Marilyn’s cabin as well the EXACT spot where her last picture was snapped… of course, I posed in the same spot, HAD to and boy whatta view!

    And yep, I attempted EVP, of course … so stay tuned as I’ll be certain to share!


    Hugs & happy hunting …


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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).



    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 …





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  • Paranormal Activity: was it a warning of something bad coming my way?

    I’ve not long to pen this for I’m wearing a bit thin these days rushing between home and the hospital, so pardon me for not glamorizing this entry.

    The VERY next day after I saw that ‘shadowy figure’ walk through my home (see previous blog entry), I had to take my mom to the ER. She’s still admitted and is diminishing quickly; we’re ALL a bit baffled as to why considering the reason we rushed there in the first place versus what we’re currently battling.

    It was due to INCREDIBLE pain returning in her back as to why we pulled-up to those ER doors this past Tuesday. Lo & behold, CT scan showed my mom has yet another break in her spine. Since she’s a life-long smoker, aged (almost) 80, these happen more commonly then most realize; however, her mental state is what’s our biggest concern.

    When you speak to her, she stares at the walls as if she’s a vegetable; my niece described it like her being in a coma yet wide-awake. When she does try and ‘interact’, there’s no sense to what she mumbles. Until last night, she’s COMPLETELY stopped eating! They’re reducing almost all of her meds, yet she still just ‘stares’. Yesterday, I had a LOT on my plate so I wasn’t able to sit there with her 24/7 as I normally do — probably a good thing considering when I DID get to & was only there about an hour as to ensure she tried to eat lunch, she ripped my heart out! She kept trying to get out of bed despite she’s SO lethargic she can barely lift her arm (yes, I hand-feed her). Of course there’s NO WAY I could lift &/or carry my mom for ANY reason even though she’s officially lost 50lbs since my brother’s suicide this past Fall. So she was begging me yesterday to let her ‘sneak’ out of the bed … “please, help me” she’d say to me over & over! The nurses rushed in (for about the millionth time) to help me get her legs back into the bed and I was *warned* the next step will be tying her down! WHAT?! This same lady was shopping around Walmart not but a week ago – this CANNOT be happening! IT’S BREAKING MY HEART!

    The doctor called me a little bit ago to tell me what’s his game plan and concerns. Her white blood cell count is rising so they’re continuing the antibiotics. He’s cutting her meds down TREMENDOUSLY … actually that was started almost 1.5-days ago yet she’s moreso still staring out into space versus watching tv or better yet, having a convo & making sense while doing so. She will NOT be going to rehab tomorrow as they initially predicted … something I had already anticipated hearing. She’ll be visited by a neurologist in the morning despite the CT scans on her head have come back ‘fine’. Curious, how does the brain’s “I’m willing myself to die” portion look like in a scan because that’s what I believe she’s doing?! She’s simply GIVING UP!

    I’ve so much more to write … but alas, I really need to get back to the hospital so I need to wrap this up.

    The point of this entry … the figure I saw, I saw within hours of all this beginning. I KNOW others have seen such entities as well. Curious, in retrospect, were those sightings followed by your getting a BIG ‘slap of reality’? Or it is all just coincidence?

    Hugs & happy hunting …


    P.S.: Yes, my thoughts are scattered so please forgive any typos, etc. TY!

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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!


    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 …


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  • SURVIVING SUICIDE: psychic intervention sought

    Recently, I attended a psychic fair. I obtained two ten-minute readings by two different ‘psychics’. [boxed-in are the relationship explanations ]

    DISCLAIMER: I know ‘psychics’ and do NOT talk much to them nor nod my head as well as watch ALL of my actions (and appearance) with hopes not to lead them &/or provide them with information … I allow THEM to take the reigns, so to speak; however, I DO give confirmation to them when they’re accurate.

    The first was a graceful lady whose information was relevant to my life but not life altering. Such as, she said she ‘saw’ me in a hospital environment [been there, done that with my mom just recently as well as I’m ‘tending’ to her a nurse/caregiver now]; I need to create a calendar as I’m going to be tracking dates that cause me to be excited [oddly, I had just spoken to my mom about getting her a calendar as to not just remind her what day it was each day but also to track her ENDLESS appointments and prescription refills despite I do not consider these ‘exciting’, hmm]; she told me I’m a ‘healer’ by touch [been there, done that]; she also said a playful young boy who is in spirit form is tagging along with me in life, said he wants me to name him [unsure, stay tuned].

    Next up a guy who hit some nails on their heads! He TOLD me I had 2 brothers [yes, he went RIGHT to talking about my brothers – bright bulb went off!]; he didn’t come out and say one was in spirit but hinted to me that there was a situation going on that was ‘foggy’ to him [I picked-up his hesitation was from the fear my brother hadn’t passed-on yet and didn’t want to scare me into worrying he was GOING to die soon … I told him then that my brother was gone and it happened recently]. Then he told me my brother-in-spirit was at peace with his ‘issues’, actually happy and was hearing my pleas for help [this man had NO idea my situation nor that I do INDEED speak aloud to my late-brother begging him for guidance with our mother as well as my only living sibling]. He told me my brother-in-spirit was going to ‘terrorize’ my living brother and then he asked me if I had heard of &/or believed in ghosts (ah ha ha) for he meant in THAT sense my late-brother was going to reak havoc on my living one as to and I quote, “get your brother out of that house”! [He had NO idea my brother committed suicide nor did he know it happened in a house nor did he know my living brother lived in the home he committed suicide nor did he know I was struggling trying to find a place for my living brother & my mom, who is staying with me outside of THAT home, a place to rejoin them. Also, just a few days prior my brother called me and told me he had been seeing ‘things’ in the house — my niece confirmed as she too saw a ‘man’ — both are now sleeping with the lights on]. He also told me my brother was telling me to “shut up & to just be there for mom” [again, I do NOT speak, as I normally do, *smiles*, so he was TOTALLY in the dark I’m a fast-talking, talker — had to chuckle because just the 2-days/nights prior my mom and I butted heads, d’oh!]. He also told me that I need to rejuventate ME; told me it was a beautiful day (it was) and it was still early… there were 2 friends wanting & waiting to spend time with me and for me to go be with them as to get some time to myself**. And then right before we parted he grabbed my hand and added, “your brother has assignments he’s taken-on, one is he’s going to help you, he plans on visiting you in your dreams though so be ready as he’ll lead you from there”.

    Let me add that BOTH psychics picked-up on my mom and neither mentioned my dad. [Shocking to me considering most families have one; and yea, I found that convincingly odd considering my dad died in 1970 yet they had NO WAY of knowing that.]

    That was Saturday — since, I HAVE had a dream with my brother-in-spirit in it despite I haven’t had one with him or about him since his passing. Also, it was more like a ‘puzzle’ or ‘pieces’, ‘clues’ or ‘hints’ … soon to make sense to me, I hope.

    DREAM OPENED UP: My brother was lying dead on the floor and I was frantic. (remember I was NOT one who found my brother that day, nor did I see him hanging)

    DREAM FLASHED TO ANOTHER SCENE: A lil’ girl about 6-7 was possessed by a demon and I was holding her, squeezing her close to me while holding my cross necklace against her and yelling, “In Jesus’ name I command you leave this child forever”!

    DREAM FLASHED BACK TO MY BROTHER: He was lying there, I was pumping his chest in order to perform CPR but I paused as I was unable to give him mouth-to-mouth (?).

    DREAM FLASHED TO A BLIP: All I remember was the feeling I got from moving ‘something’ and feeling relieved all it took was a simply switch of ‘something’ to make ‘someone’ more comfortable.

    I’m sure this dream was the first of several, hence why I’m sharing. I’ve a dilemma regarding rebuilding what’s left of my family and need all of the help I can get! IF my brother can help me from beyond using dreams, so be it — I’m open!

    Will continue to post as significant happenings deem worthy of sharing occur! :-)

    And I don’t say this enough but “thank you for taking the moment to read my writings, share my pain, and keeping my family in your thoughts & prayers”!


    Hugs & happy hunting …


    **: WANT TO ADD: Later that evening & after heeding his advice, I headed an hour west to spend time with my close buddies, Brenda & Stan. After a bite & coffee, off we went on a much needed ghosthunt where the strangest thing happened … BUT that’s gonna be my topic for my next blog as I’ve some EVP yet to listen for before I can post it completely, so who knows what I scored! *stay tuned*

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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 …



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  • Paranormal 411 2008: Nov – Dec Paranormal Calendar

    Paranormal Reporter – Co-Hostess
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    Paranormal Reporter – Co-Hostess
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