Monday, January 14, 2008

More Scary Stories to Tell in a Blog

Saturday night, Richy, his younger daughter and I went to a cemetery. It was the one that our old house backed up to. (We lived practically on top of a cemetery. That's another blog in itself.)

We just planned to walk around a little and do an EVP sweep. Honestly, I didn't event think about whether or not we'd see or feel anything. I had a suspicion I would be very bored after a while of walking around, but I knew that is just sometimes part of the "job". Not everything's got activity, and certainly not on command. So, Richy was facing in one direction just a few feet away from us and then he turns back and says, "I just saw...a pair of legs walking." He sounded confused about it, like he couldn't understand why he'd seen that. His daughter and I hadn't seen it, so we were like, "oh ok." And we went about our business, walking together toward where he thought he saw the legs. We stopped to face a row of houses. We were about 80 feet away from them, if not more. We didn't want to go any closer because we didn't want to pick up the sounds from the houses. So we were standing there and then his daughter was like, "I just saw the leg thing. I didn't know what you meant by just legs walking, but now I do." So we just kept standing there waiting to see it again. And I saw a shadowy head and shoulders come out from behind a tree. But no one else saw it so I was like, maybe someone's over there. But then I saw it again, only the head wasn't as distinguishable. It was like an oval shadow that fluidly came out from behind the tree again and went back. Very cool. We checked around the tree and there was no one around.

As we walked in another area later on, Richy said he felt something in this one direction. So we all stopped and turned back. As soon as I got within 5 feet of Richy the hair on my legs, arms and head all felt like they were standing on end. And the hair on my head kept pulling tighter and tighter and tighter. I couldn't believe how strong it was. I guess I walked into whatever it was he felt. It was so rad. It slowly went away after about 30 seconds. It wasn't scary at all to me. Just a really cool experience.

We got a couple of semi-lame EVPs but nothing to write home about. We didn't have the other equipment with us so that was the extent of it. The personal experiences were so worth going, though. They both saw their first apparitions...partial body, but still LOL.


So quick updates - we had our interview with the reporter for the paper. That went very well. We had our little photo shoot with a photographer from the paper a few days later. Our article will be run this Wednesday. Exciting! We've got a meeting coming up this Sunday. I hope by then, since our article will have been out there, we will have lots of investigations to line up and discuss.

I started school last week and in one of my classes we had to write down on a sheet of paper, one thing that no one could guess just by looking at you. So I wrote that I belong to a paranormal investigation group. So when it got read and they had me reveal myself, this girl asked if I had done the Lake Worth Playhouse. She thought I was part of another group. They were charging $60 a head for people to come and investigate with them on Halloween at the Playhouse. It has come to my attention, for people who watch Ghost Hunters International, Robb was the co-founder of that group. Pretty cool. Anyway, so no that wasn't us hehe. The girl gave me a name of someone to talk to if we wanted to investigate there. She said we would probably get the go-ahead. And even cooler, the paper wants to go with us if we do. They asked us if they could tag along. Yay!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

In the news!

The founder of our paranormal investigation group posted an ad in the paper to let people know we are available and not-for-profit. I'm not so sure how that turned out. But the newspaper - the really big newspaper for our area has asked for a full group interview for a story. We'll be interviewed this Saturday most likely. Hurray! I hope they're not just doing this to be funny. I hope it brings us some more business. I love doing home investigations, so bring 'em on!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Evidence

Well, we've listened to all of our audio, and watched the video footage of our investigation of this house with known paranormal activity. I'm an even bigger dork now, but Richy is an even bigger one. Allow me to explain.

In every single one of our videos, we all were certain of the activity centering around the master bedroom. Now, we each had our own investigations with just the co-founder and his camera. Then after our investigations we were to leave and make no discussion whatsoever about our experiences until we viewed all of the evidence. In EVERY video we all stopped at the end of the hallway and felt drawn to the bedroom or repelled by it. All of the women felt repelled. All of the men were drawn in. It was really cool to watch.

My audio seems to have one good EVP and many whispers. I was even told "don't come around here" shortly before I told the co-founder that I felt that I shouldn't be in that bedroom. But it wasn't scary or evil feeling at all. It was that parental "go, on get outta here!" sort of feeling. Everyone, was more than happy to leave the room in their footage, though. In the bedroom we ALL had similar sensations in exactly the same place in the room. I found that really interesting.

Richy's audio was peppered with EVPs. The entity, or whatever you want to call it, seemed to like Richy. When he went into the master bath, he has an EVP saying what sounds like someone whispering, "Take a bath." It's really pretty good for an EVP, but still it sounds kind of weird. Now, Richy told the entity that he had a beautiful home and he thanked him for allowing him into it. On the audio we caught nothing in that part. But on the video, someone definitely says something back to him. It's not even a whisper. It's a blurry sounding voice. Since it's not our footage, Richy hasn't been able to clean it up and listen closely. He wasn't sure if it said "thank you" to him or "welcome" or something to that effect. It was really amazing though because everyone in the room watching the video heard it. I think we can all agree that he had the most interesting experience of the group.

So, the other night he was lying in bed trying, unsuccessfully, to sleep and he got that paranormal feeling he felt in that house. So he got his recorder and started asking some questions. I'll be damned if he didn't get a clear "hello" by what sounds like an old lady. No shit. She said something else too, but we can't seem to make it out. So he left the recorder going for a few hours and slept. Well now he knows what his big ass sounds like snoring. But anyway, he picked up this odd rhythm. It sounded like someone knocked once, made this 70s beat with their mouth and knocked again. It was cool!

The next day he recorded in the hallway of our house since he swears he didn't turn the hall light on and it was on. He picked up what sounds a lot like someone saying "Hey there, leave a message." Or, "Hey there we have a message." Something like that. It's not clear. Richy feels that whatever we have here, if it's anything at all, is residual. I agree. I'm even willing to investigate the idea that it may be picking up people's phone lines or something. It doesn't even make sense to me to say that, but the "hello" and "leave a message" makes me wonder.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What the hell's wrong with you?

Richy has informed his family of our plans to split completely next summer, and that we plan to always be best friends because we work best that way and have children who grew up together. So why, today, did his sister send a card addressed and solely for Richy? It said for him to buy something nice, and there was nothing in it. This, after she sends his daughters' presents to his ex-wife and directs their grandfather to do the same. Never mind that they have spent every Christmas with their dad. She is actually better friends with Richy's ex-wife than she is with Richy...and that woman borrowed $300 from her once and never paid her back. And believe me, she talks shit about her behind her back too. Yet this is someone you call a friend to her face. Very nice.

Oh, and while we're never minding things - let's never mind that she completely neglected to send a card to me or my sons. Even Richy's dad sent them a box with presents for them in it. And he sent me a gift card with Richy's in a FAMILY ADDRESSED card.

I am super angry, but it's only to mask the fact that I'm hurt that she is such a nasty, nasty bitch. Richy just threw the card into the trash can after he opened it. He says he will wait a few days to see if another card follows, but I don't care if one does. I think it was a really stupid thing for her to do that, if it is true she's going to send a separate card for me and the boys.

She's always been this way, but never so bold and nasty. She usually does the passive aggression thing. This is just a step below that. I don't hold grudges, but I do cut people off if they are keeping up with shitty behavior toward me. Why pretend? At least I have the balls to be honest about how I feel about people.