Monday, September 14, 2009

Exploring Thompson Park To Get Ready For The YMCA Ghost Walk

This was supposed to be the September Ghost Walk at Thompson Park, but no one came. That happens from time to time. I do not have a problem with it because it means my team and I can do some serious ghost hunting instead. Which we, of course, did. On September 23 at 6:30 pm we are leading a ghost walk for the YMCA for their American On The Move Week. They asked for it to be at Thompson Park this year. (Remember last year we did it at Gretchen's Lock.) So, down into the Back Nine we went to explore the trails down there and look for ghosts. We were not disappointed. My team is pictured above at a large tree that fell across the path. Someone took a chain saw and carved out a piece of the tree to walk over.
This is Sherri, Dave's daughter. She was our special guest this evening. Armed with a camera, a recorder, and plenty of guts, she braved the night with us.

Amy also accompanied us. She opted to hang out at Pavilion #2 and do some investigating on her own. As she sat at a table , she realized something was being thrown at her and she began an EVP session. As she talks about being pummeled by sticks and acorns, she realizes it is a raccoon. Feeling both relief and disappointment, she ended up having an exciting evening.

As we walked down the dark trail, Mike said he saw a dark form move through the trees to our left. I quickly took this picture. The large orb in the middle is unlike any I have ever seen. There is a large dark spot in the center of it. Does it mean there is a ghost here? No. But it does mean it is the first orb I have ever gotten like this one and the area deserves more investigation.

There is always the chance of a double exposure. That is kind of what happened here. As I took this picture, before the camera was done capturing the image of Sammi and Sarah walking up the trail, I pulled the camera down, thinking it was finished. It took pictures of images all the way down. Amber's shoes are in it, along with someones shadow. Also the back of some one's jeans. Any way you look at it, it is a WAY COOL PICTURE!

This picture was taken by Sammi, using Dave's extra camera. Obviously, you see Mike in it, but right beside him, a moving purple orb. I like the purple ones. They are fairly rare. I have seen green, blue, white, brown, a and the occasional red ones, but this is only the second purple one. Good catch Sammi.

We ended our night on a successful note. There was a lot of good EVP for the night, mainly consisting of "GET OUT!" More study will have to be given to the area, however, before the actual walk. Mapped out and ready to go, the walk will take about an hour, but will include the pool house, big rock and a trip around the circle at the end, for those who stick around that is. The path through the woods is both surprising and impressive because you don't realize all that is down there. If you plan on coming, you won't be disappointed.

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