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Flight attendant, paranormal investigator, cast of True Ghost Stories, artist, explorer, intuitive, animal advocate, Reiki Practioner, music lover, nature lover, loves books and thinks zombies are cool...

RIP Dear Fly Friends

I will never forget… 💔🇺🇸✈️

I do not fly on 9/11… 

Please keep those that have to fly tomorrow in your prayers… This is always a day filled with apprehension…  Fellow stews, please be extra vigilant.

RIP dear fly friends…

American 11 Boston to Los Angeles

Karen Martin, Barbara Arestegui, Jean Roger, Sara Low, Dianne Snyder, Kathy Nicosia, Amy Sweeney, Betty Ong, Jeffrey Collman.

United 175 Boston to Los Angeles

Kathryn LaBorie, Amy Jarrett, Amy King, Alfred Marchand, Robert Fangman, Michael Tarrou, Alicia Titus.

American 77 Washington DC to Los Angeles

Michele Heidenberger, Ken Lewis, Jennifer Lewis, Rene May

United 93 Newark to San Francisco 

Deborah Welsh, Lorraine Bay, Sandra Bradshaw, CC Lyles, Wanda Green

Ghostly Girl Bonding

94B3E6F3-C5D2-45CD-BCB4-A7831C2FD76AI had a very interesting stay at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids,  MI recently.  First of all, this hotel is very beautiful and welcoming.  The staff at the front desk, as well in the sports bar, are courteous, warm and seem genuinely happy to see you.

I was relaxing in my room before dinner, drinking a cup of tea and watching TV.  I was propped up on the bed and the television was directly in front of me.  To my right was the wall of the bathroom, which ran along the side of the bed for about 6 feet and then the corner you go around to enter the hallway with the bathroom to the right .  To the right of the TV, about three feet away, is a wall where the coffee/tea set up is.    As I was looking at the TV I saw movement to my right in the hallway.  I leaned forward a bit to try to get a better view, while thinking that it could have been my hair or reflection of the TV.  A few minutes passed and I saw movement again.  So now I am intently watching the movement on the TV and trying to look at that area at the same time.  I’m watching to see if any reflection of the TV could be causing any shadow movement.  Of course I went into “paranormal investigator” mode to see if I could debunk what I was seeing.  Then, my visitor made a more pronounced shadow and got a bit closer.  I’m starting to pick up on a female energy, and judging by the size of this faint grey outline, I’m pretty sure I have a female spirit visiting.

Now, even though I know I’m seeing what I’m seeing, I decided to research the hotel a bit on-line.  I discovered that this hotel is known for some friendly spirits in the historic part of the structure.  Well, bingo my room is in the historic part of the hotel.  These spirits are known to move things around.  So, just like when you meet someone for the first time, I introduced myself and invited her to come all the way into the room.  I didn’t see her do so, but I could feel her.  I even read to her what I found in the article thinking that she might be interested or, at least, amused.  I did tell her that I didn’t mind her moving items that belonged to the hotel, but to try to refrain from moving my stuff around.   I explained to her that I had to get up very early the next morning, and I didn’t want to have to rush around and not be able to find my things. After a bit, she left and I decided to go grab a bite of dinner.  It all stayed quiet through the rest of the night…

So the next morning got very interesting.  I got up and hopped into the shower.  The personal amenities at this hotel are very nice.  I really liked the shampoo and conditioner.   I don’t normally use hotel shampoo and conditioner, but I loved the clean, light floral fragrance and I thought I would give them a try. I am so glad I did because they were so lovely.  So, I got out of the shower and put the shampoo and conditioner on the closed toilet seat because I wanted to take them with me.  Now, to preface, there was only one bottle each of the shampoo and conditioner and a bar of  soap (that was really nice too!) on a shelf on the wall opposite of the shower.  As I got out of the shower I actually said out loud that I really liked that shampoo.  Well, from no where a bottle of the shampoo was tossed onto the bathroom floor from outside of the bathroom…   Startled,  I stood there for a minute.  I then bent over and picked up a bottle of the shampoo that had landed on the floor.  It took me a moment, but then I started laughing and said, “Wow!  You really listened to me last night!   You moved something that belongs to the hotel and not any of my things. Thank you for listening! And thank you for giving me another bottle of that shampoo because I really like it.    That was very thoughtful of you!”

Of course I took that bottle with me!   It took her a lot of energy to toss that shampoo to me and I was not going to ignore her gift. You see, sometimes all they want to do is  to just be a part of the conversation  and to get a glimpse of you in your current existence.  Hey, it’s just a ghostly girl bonding moment…

I looked all over that bathroom and hallway to try to debunk what happened.  It really came from no where…  It didn’t fall from anywhere in the bathroom.  It had the motion of being tossed…   By the way, I was in this hotel room by myself and the dead bolt was engaged on my hotel room door.

It was such a positive and amazing experience.

#ghostsarepeopletoo #trueghoststories #georgiaparanormalfiles #musingsofahauntedflightattendant

 

No, It Isn’t Always the Holy Grail; But Please, Give Them The Pickle

No, it isn’t always finding the holy Grail …   and in the world of a paranormal investigator that would be THE  photographic and or video evidence ever or a completely undisputed EVP  to prove beyond a shadow of the doubt that there is life after death and that paranormal investigating is simply not just a hobby.   But as we know, a lot of times our cases can be very quiet.  Now, for the client, that IS good.

The reason for this blog is I was just having a conversation with a friend who lives in another state.   She was on a phone call and there was this other voice that came in. She found it very strange and recorded it onto a Google file and sent it to a  local paranormal team to be reviewed. They basically blew her off. Their response?  “Im sure it’s just matrixing.”  Really?   And you gather that information by simply not listening to the audio evidence?   Sigh… So the moral of my story is this,  don’t do that. Be courteous enough to actually ask to have the file sent to you so that you can download it and listen to it.  I’m sure you’re busy  because, like the rest of us, you have a full-time job.  I’ve done that numerous times for people who have randomly emailed me. I’ve looked at a lot of photographs, yes many with orbs, just so that I could be fair and helpful when someone was reaching out.  But yes, you just never know what you might actually get your hands on.

Yep, I’ve received some strange emails, but you have to listen and have heart because you never really know what someone is going through … if they are going through something that is possibly scaring them, please listen to them. If you don’t want to help them, find them someone who will.   I wrote a blog a few months ago about basically taking your ego out of your investigations. I know, I know we love the excitement. We love to go to those haunted locations to capture evidence. But we have to remember that a lot of us said we started our teams to help people. If you were not willing to listen to people, how can you possibly help them?

In the training center at my airline, we teach our new hire flight attendants to offer the best customer service possible on top of all of the other numerous things that they have to learn. In addition to learning CPR, evacuating an aircraft, fighting a fire in flight, etc.,  we teach them that making the customer happy is always important. Heck, give them what you can. Just give them the pickle if they ask for it.

 

I Know Why I Investigate, Do You?

IMG_0842To my para friends… do you remember why you became a paranormal investigator? I do… It wasn’t because I wanted a TV show (truly blessed to be a part of True Ghost Stories) or recognition or a cool team shirt (sorry Michael Guerrero we still don’t have cool team shirts… but I’m working on that) or a radio show (ok, that was totally fun!)

I started investigating because I wanted to know the “why” of things. Or to maybe stop the why of things… I’m not sure… You see, I grew up in a haunted house in Meridian, MS and saw and heard some really strange things. I know what it’s like to be afraid to be in the house by myself. To be afraid to go to sleep at night. I always had to have a light on in my bedroom at night. I know the fear of being wide awake at night and having something you can’t see sit on your bed… My mother didn’t believe in ghosts and my didn’t brushed me off saying I had a vivid imagination. It wasn’t until I was an adult that he admitted there was a presence in our house. These are the things that immediately come to mind when a client calls and says “my children are afraid… how soon can you be here?” As a pre-teen and teenager I didn’t have anyone to turn to for help. There weren’t any paranormal teams in Meridian, MS at the time. That is why I do what I do…

Sure, many of us have booked public investigations with groups at well known haunted locations and have been excited about what we are going to see or experience. Let’s break out the equipment!!! I have a new Parascope 360!!!! But when it comes to our clients at private residences or their businesses, it’s different. The ego is checked and it’s all about the client… The client always comes first. What is second nature to us and what seems perfectly normal, to a certain degree, is possibly a very confusing and frightening time for them. So, let’s not get too excited, mmmk? First of all, they are more than likely embarrassed that they have called us in the first place. How many times have their phone calls started with, “I swear I’m not crazy?” Oops, that sounded like a lecture. All my friends that are seasoned investigators are nodding “yes” and I’m not talking to you… If you’re new, read that twice. 😉

And you know what? If you don’t get any evidence (audio, video, photos) of a haunting but find loose water pipes that bang in the basement or doors that are improperly hung that open and close by themselves, it’s still ok. You’ve still helped the client. Because 9 times out of 10 they really don’t want their house to be haunted. Closure always helps the client… OK, except for that one client many years ago who was mad when we couldn’t prove her house was haunted… There is always one…

I may have rambled… I’m horribly jet lagged… ✈️👻

True Ghost Stories TV Sizzle 1

Team Georgia feels very fortunate be a part of the new paranormal reality TV show True Ghost Stories.  We are 12 teams throughout the world filming our own investigations…  we are unscripted.  We want you to understand what the true meaning of paranormal investigation is all about. We do this from our heart. We do this for our clients.  We do this to help those on the other side.  We’re listening…

Please check out our sizzle reel and share!!!

Campy Antics at Scarefest 9

The Haunted Librarian

Campy Antics at Scarefest 9

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“All things eerie and mysterious” descend in Lexington every fall. Scarefest started in 2008. Held annually in Lexington, Kentucky, Scarefest is billed as the largest horror and paranormal convention in the United States. Every year Patty Star, owner and CEO, attempts to outdo the previous year. This year was no different. Built around the incredibly popular and financially lucrative franchise of “Friday the 13th,” Scarefest 9’s theme was “Camp Scarefest.”

Celebrity guests are the largest draw for attendees. Camping out this year were former stars from Friday the 13th movies, Rob Zombie’s 31, The People under the Stairs, Scream, and Children of the Corn. Rounding out the schedule were paranormal favorites Kim Russo, Jason Hawes, Chip Coffey, and new breakout fan-favorite Elizabeth Saint. Attendees have a lot of access with V.I.P. parties, photo opportunities, and chit-chatting at the…

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