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.

Ghosting 12 Paranormal Will Be Setting Up At Mr. Floyds On October 22, The 75th Anniversary Of His Death

A couple weeks ago, my crew and I went to Mr. Floyd's to do some investigative work. We are trying to determine if the Crazy Guy I have on a recording from here is actually Mr. Floyd. One of the stories connected to Mr. Floyd seems to have him becoming aggressive and incoherent as the date of his execution gets closer. By October 22, he relives his death over and over again.
On September 9, 2006, I was up at Mr. Floyd's taking pictures. We did three EVP sessions while there. The first two didn't have anything. The third, which is 1minute and 38 seconds long has something ranting and raving that he is going to get us. It is very creepy and shook us up pretty good. We didn't go back for months. Since I have my own crew now, we want to work up there to determine who it might be. One theory concerns a man who committed suicide up there in 2003. Your state of mind (in theory) remains the same after death and perhaps this EVP comes from him. I invited Steve and Tammy Smith several times to join us this year, but our schedules never seem to match. This man was related to them and I hoped, if it is him, that they might be able to reach him on a more rational level than total strangers would. Hopefully we will be able to join them up there a few times. On October 22 we plan to set up on the site for most of that day, which marks the 75th anniversary of Charles Arthur Floyd's death.
We will be studying temperature readings, EMF levels, having EVP sessions, taking pictures, etc in an effort to find out more information on Mr. Floyd, the Crazy Guy, and the female looking ghost in the picture above.
A member of my crew, Sarah, is just learning about her new camera. She was trying to make a panoramic view of us in our investigation. Yes, it is blurry, but I always say to check EVERY PICTURE before you dismiss it. In this picture, Dave and Jon are standing in front of my moms car. You can't make Jon out at all because Something is in front of him. To me it looks like a female. She is sideways up against him. It seems she is kissing him and also groping his groin area. Shocking, yes. But mostly because I never considered the possibility that there might be a female ghost attached to that area. That is also something we have to consider, now. Let me know what you think.