WATCH-OUT DISNEYLAND: Mellen is heading your way

Disneyland Here Comes Mellen

Excited about another ‘been there, done that‘ and this time it’s gonna be Disneyland!  I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting that park nor Anaheim.

Although I’ll be working an education conference, my evenings after 6-7 will be free.  I’ve purchased 2-Twilight Passes (4-hour visits) and am READY to ‘do’ Disney all I can.

Any of y’all from that area who may want to hook-up between 10/4 – 10/8/2014 (I fly-out afternoon of the 8th though), hit me up here w/a message, or via FaceBook, or simplymellen@live.com as I’D LOVE TO SEE YA and have someone who knows Disney show me Disney!  :-)

Super excited!

Hugs & happy hunting …

Mellen

PS:   Hmm, now to see if there are any reports of ‘unexplained’ activity at Disneyland – tis the para-chick in me.  :-)

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.

My WebMaster & me at MidSouth

Ron & I at MidSouth 2012

Ron & I at MidSouth 2012

Here is a picture of me and my WebMaster, at the 2012 Midsouth Para-Con, after his losing 250-pounds in 8-months!!!!  Obviously we are all VERY PROUD OF HIM!   :)   

‘Help me! My house is haunted!’ with hostess Mellen

I witness so many people opening-up about their interest in the paranormal lately tis impressive! Why? Well, I believe that paranormal entertainment has opened-up the minds of the mainstream public to the fact the paranormal is NOT a taboo’ed subject to discuss anymore. And, even though paranormal is still a psuedo science, it IS a science nonetheless for we’ll all agree that there ARE unexplained ‘things’ out there. [Later date – I’ll get on a tangent about all of the different ‘things’ we believe play a part]

Seems ENDLESS paranormal movies have been hitting the theaters; the latest “Devil Inside” was awful! Curious, WHY would ANYONE make such a poor film like THAT one when there’s REAL evidence & TRUE stories out there ready to be shared (& ‘scare’ the watcher)? SERIOUS EVIDENCE DOES EXIST! Want proof: Did you, my reader, listen to my dead brother speaking to me on my recorder the night of his death? I have it posted to this site. And, I assure you when you listen, TALK ABOUT GOOSEBUMPS, be ready! So tell me, why don’t the filmmakers (ie.’Devil Inside’) take note to such TRULY SCARY STUFF versus creating such a TERRIBLE ‘film’? There’s simply no sense, tis nonsense, and I hope they realize that silly folk make for great jokes! And, the ‘Devil Inside’ is the biggest joke thus far!

I’m also curious why no science/spooky channels haven’t put-on a weekly paranormal TV talk show.?.? I think that having a paranormal hostess, *ahem*, asking those with truly active homes to come to the set while contacting legitimate groups in their area in order to get their site investigated just prior. After everything is completed, they could share their stories with the audience about their hauntings, leave the stage for the group to take seat and talk about their investigation of the site all the while ending with the ‘reveal’ as both parties are on stage … then, of course, we’d give all sorts of advice to help them with the future (as well as contacts for I’ve many). Sorta like a “Help me! My house is haunted!” kind of show!

I know I’m a dreamer but I pitched this to Oprah who apparently didn’t find it as marketable and I KNOW it would be. Maybe one day someone WILL listen … and if I’m lucky enough, I’ll be that hostess! (want to add that I’m an intuitive, with proof, so wouldn’t that make for a nice twist, *smiles*)

Hugs & happy hunting …

Mellen

Simply Mellen … just me!

Many people are ‘just’ learning about what’s put me where I’m ‘at’ today, soooo in lieu of explaining repeatedly – I thought I’d write a QUICK entry to explain.

First off, this website was a gift to me by a VERY dear & wonderful friend as a result of my being VICIOUSLY & unjustifably cyber bullied (by grown adults who had NEVER met me, nor accepted the invite TO let me add). Why this occurred (and may still be but I heed ‘them’ NO attention), God will enlighten me when my time is ready as I’ve not a clue. Regardless, Mr. Ron Garrison set this up and tends it for me at no charge to which I’m ETERNALLY grateful! However, a couple-of-years back this site was hacked and MUCH of what was on it, lost – so although THIS site seems vacant, it’s being reborn & tis in a ‘rebirthing’ stage, so to speak. Previously, I had a lot more paranormal ‘evidence’, etc. onboard — so you’re witnessing my baby stepping it back into a full-blown, informative, entertaining and FUN website! :)

Now, why the paranormal and why me?

I have always had an affinity for the paranormal; even as a young child who couldn’t read, I’d peruse the pictures in books WELL beyond my years. When the ‘net’ era came about I was entralled there were paranormal groups forming, some even allowing the public to join-in. I quickly embraced my love for the paranormal as a HOBBY, took on MULTIPLE ‘titled’ positions in said groups, until the time came I was spent from endless hours of volunteering, appearing in documentaries, leading fundraisers, etc.!

And although I’ve made some WONDERFUL friends along the way, it wasn’t until 2006 when I met with some Hollywood producers [SPOOKED TV] who were juuuuust entering the paranormal filmmaking industry when my popularity skyrocketed! Yep, they CHOSE me, out of the audience — proof they ARE in tune with their intuitiveness as when we spoke after their speaking event ended, they realized I had an interesting story right up their alley. As a result, within days we were filming my telling this same story to their cameras which eventually made it into their paranormal-documentary, ‘Children of the Grave’ [‘COTG’]. ‘COTG’ was initially released just on DVD in 2007 but then was QUICKLY swept-up by Syfy and aired, editted, regularly on cable; moreso during the Halloween season, of course. [recently it’s been shared to include: NBC, Chiller & now SPOOKED TV-on-Demand]

In the meantime, I’ve been the renown roadrunner. I’ve tried to visit as many places humanly possible. I mean, I’ve spent COUNTLESS hours planning trips — down to the smallest of details. Even if the trip was only 45-minutes away, I’d find historical stops to visit enroute – that’s just me … I WANT TO SAY “BEEN THERE, DONE THAT”! I love this land and am sad we only live a short lifetime as there’s simply SO much I still need & want to take-in! *sigh* My primary goal, when traveling, is to visit places with a ‘history’. Sometimes I ‘do’ paranormal tests, other times, not — depends upon the circumstance as well as the respect for the place. I’ve traveled to LA via car twice and visited SO many sites in SO many states, I’m losing count! Heck, just this past summer when driving home from LA (to Indianapolis) just nearby Colorado took me to Wild Bill Hickcock’s & Doc Holliday’s gravesites which followed my stopping at ghost towns, haunted restaurants, and ENDLESS graveyards/cemeteries. Yes, tis obvious now I’ve a ‘knack’ for hunting out such sites. And tis because of ALL this I PREFER to drive – ALWAYS, if permitted! I TRULY BELIEVE IN THE OL’ ADAGE: ‘getting there is half the fun’! :)

Personally, I’m no longer in a paranormal group and although I’m invited from time-to-time to ghosthunt/investigate sites with those who ARE still actively involved, I try not to dive too deep into that ‘social’ pool. I’ve learned there are QUITE a few ‘questionables’ with whom I’d rather not socialize – crrrreeeeeeeeeeeeepy peeps! *winks* I still whip-out my digital recorders as well as snap a few pictures along the way, fear naught. And, like that EVP of my brother speaking to me (a few entries down from this one on this site), tis proof I’ve not lost the ‘art’ of paranormal investigating.

I’ve MANY different opinions about this ‘evidence’ we paranormalists are obtaining but those are thoughts for a different day (and specific entry devoted solely upon them – stay tuned). ONE THING I DO KNOW FOR CERTAIN: there’s something ‘etheric’ all around us! *beware*

Tangent … sorry, wanted to scare … tis the reason for THIS season! :)

In closing I wanted to add … for those ‘just’ learning about me, where I’ve been as well as what brought me to this, a site, personality, celebrity friends and travel a’plenty – here it is. I’m NOT done either so keep an eye out for more posts in the future (… heck, just 2 days ago I captured yet another good EVP but this time in my OWN home, not gonna stop anytime soon obviously).

*HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR LOVED ONES TODAY?*

Hugs …

Mellen