Being on the client side of a Paranormal Investigation.
This may not be news to you, but with risk of stating the obvious, I believe I live in a house that bubbling with paranormal activity. The activity here is what got me actively involved in the paranormal field.
As a psychic, I am also very sheltered in this home. Nothing really spooky is ever revealed to me, in fact I often hear my spirit guides assuring me that they will not allow anything here to spook me.
I am not easily spooked as a general rule. I will run faster from a roach on the wall then a spirt in the hall. With this said, I want to add that in my own home, I get spooked. Not because the things happening here are so scary. In fact they have been rather mild.
But more because this is my home. My shelter, my safe little next where I go to relax, let me guard down and not worry. It is my home and so if there is something here that I did not invite or was not aware of, it tends to spook me.
Before I was a professional paranormal investigator I have seen apparition and managed to take one single photograph with my camera before the battery got drained. when inspecting the photos I found nothing but an orb where the image of a little girl had previously been.
I have taken accidental orbs as well, one odd one when I was taking a picture of a display table I have been working on.
What makes it weird is the odd motion.
so after a few years of this, we decided it was time to have a professional team investigate.
Since we had just formed our own group (the league of Paranormal Investigators, Inc.) this would a perfect opportunity to have us all work as a team.
I can honestly say that we were not prepared for the results we were presented with.
Needless to say, myself and Ed were excused from the investigation as we were the clients.
We left our home in the capable hands of the League of Paranormal Investigators and our kitty Minou and went outside for a while.
We made due as best we could, starting off by sitting as quietly as we could in the front porch away from the action. This got old quite quick and we took advantage of our house being a short walk from the Coconut Grove Nightlife scene, and we went to a nice place on the bay and had a couple beers and did some people watching.
Minou (our cat) was allowed to remain present to watch over the investigation.
I noticed that while the investigation was in progress, I experienced a slew of thoughts and emotions from doubt, to worry to eager anticipation.
at first I thought I was convinced the team is sure to find lots of cool stuff as I have had so many cool experiences in the house and on the property. Then I realized that even though I had all these experiences, I have never been able to catch anything but orbs on find. My mind went back to the time I got my first recorder and would record for hours in the house awaiting EVP or audio evidence that never came.
Of course, ghosts don't make appointments. They run on their own schedule not ours so that added tot he what ifs.
Then I decided that if they don't catch anything them I am going to have to figure out why it is that I have these experiences. And Ed as well and what do we do about it? Is it just us? Are we agents? Are we imagining it?
No, no - That could not happen. Lets not be silly, two people cannot imagine the same thing at the same time. What is more, two people and a cat cannot be reacting to the same imagined experience at the same time in the same place. So that would not be right....
This went on and on until I decided that I would just determine that if they are done by midnight, it was probably a low activity day, and if it was done after midnight that of course all my doubt would be put to rest.
I got the call at 11:30, it was Bandora who was the team lead for the investigation asking me if we would like our house back. This did not put my mind at ease at all as you can imagine.
I was not able to get much information as the team was gathering their equipment and finishing their paperwork. We were only informed that we would be notified in a few days.
Then the wait started.
Having the unique position of being on the team I tried asking during team and corporate meetings and got little there as well. We were told that one of the new team members had their first experience at the site, which made me feel much better at first but ended up fueling the curiosity and anticipation.
It was a grueling five days till we received our report!
I have been on the other side of this experience, and I know how little time five days is when you are examining the evidence, but as a client it feels like an eternity.
The written report and CD revealed some interesting photography and audio evidence. No EVP or video showed positive for anything paranormal.
The psychic report said little about what was actually being communicated, perhaps there simply wasn't much. The most intriguing thing was the presence of one of my spirit guides reported in the bedroom. I would love to have seen a closer description of this energy as I have experienced this myself and would like the confirmation. The goal of the team however is not to entertain bur rather to find physical evidence to confirm the physical experiences we have reported.
This photograph shows an unexplained light on the investigators back.
In this one, there seems to a large amount of red light where there is no source for such light. It seems to be in front as well as behind Bandora while it is not affecting Terri or the rest of the room in the least.
This is the most intriguing of the pictures. It shows several light smears all headed in different and often opposite directions. There is a large white one moving tot eh left, two blue ones from top to bottom on right diagonal and a red one moving in an arch pattern across the door. There were no sources for these lights. I do not have anything that makes a white, red or blue light in this area. On the stove there is a green digital clock which ironically is in focus behind the large white streaks. There are additional smaller patterns of light swirling that are hard to see in this size, there is a dotted line that swirls and several faint yellow light lines as well.
This shows two investigators and our kitty in the living room. Odd white light on the table, behind and in front of Terri as she is communicating with her Pendulum, robert is taking recordings at this time. Minou is just cute.
Bandora took a break from team lead to do some dowsing. She sensed an energy directly in front of her, at the same time her dowsing rods crossed, at the same time a photograph was taken. The orb appeared right at that time. This is the only photo in the evidence that showed an orb.
The oddest thing was the appearence of two bright lights captured by the infrared camera at the foot of the bed in the guest room while an investigator was on the bed.
The audio evidence shows the creaking in the guest room that is often heard.
During an investigation unexplained noises were reported in the guest room. The knocking in the audio was captured by Investigator Robert who was asking questions with Team Lead Bandora who made additional suggestion.
We had previously experienced increased activity when a certain song was played. During the investigation the song was repeatedly played while the investigators remained very still, Robert recorded the now louder knocking sounds almost instantly.
But the evidence was not limited to what was happening inside the house. The back yard revealed a few interesting incidents as well...
That smudge of light behind Ashley's back has no physical source. This is a dark area of our yard with and not only there is no lighting in the back yard, whatever lighting there used to be no longer works.
This one is a little hard to clearly see, it is only a mist of red colored energy near the fence. I have often seen mists in the backyard but it has always been in the daytime, though I do not go there at night.
Our house was declared not haunted as there was not enough paranormal activity to prove a haunting, however we did receive a determination of a presence of "paranormal activity". A re-investigation was recommended.
I can hardly wait to do it again!!!!
And I want to thank the team members of the League of Paranormal Investigators, who spend so much time indulging our "spirit Guests" - The LPI team is the best team on the planet as far as I am concerned and I am honored to have them back anytime at our house.