Saturday, February 14, 2004

Haunted Mansion

Last night, I dreamt that we bought a haunted mansion. Obviously, not all dreams are premonitions! It was in a horrible state of repair but my husband and I loved it. I communicated with ghosts in the dream but only about the house.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Tarot Card Reading

Of my last few readings, one from yesterday stands out. She was a young woman, 20-ish and full of life. It was quite refreshing to hear her written list of questions for me. Most people ask exclusively about themselves and very close family or friends but she asked dozens of interesting, impersonal questions such as: "Is Michael Jackson guilty?" The questions about herself were very good, too: "What can I do to improve myself?"

She was not in crisis, not unusually frightened about the future. This is quite a departure: usually, people are afraid of the unknown (and this is why scammers and fraudulent psychics get me very angry) and come looking for something that only a psychic can give.

I want people to walk away feeling empowered. I never tell them what to do or what to believe. When she left, there was a spring in her step and digital recording of our session in her hand.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

How To Spot A Fraud

Recently, I was reminded of a particularly bad "psychic" experience. For ten dollars, a lady read my tarot cards. She forewarned me of much trouble ahead in my life. Then, she explained that someone was working "magic" against me. For 75 dollars, she could remove the spell on me and provide me with a protection spell.

This is definitely a sign of fraudulent activity. This "fortuneteller" gives us all a bad name by drawing the customer in with a cheap rate, then trying to scare the bejeebers out of him/her and offering protection at an exorbitant rate.

Another sign? Anyone who claims to be 100% accurate is definitely someone to avoid. No psychic is always accurate.

I have read that refusal to be taped is another red flag. I know some psychics who do not wish to be recorded and I don't understand why. A digital recording is provided with my readings. I have had clients bring in their own recorders, too.

So, those are the three major signs, the situations that should raise red flags.

Friday, February 06, 2004

Free Online Ghost Stories

I must check out this site as soon as I get some time.


At the moment, my blog is slow because I have been sifting through hours of audio recordings and video tapes of the past investigations. I need to finish transcribing them. I will definitely post anything interesting. In fact, so far, I have found an as-yet unidentified male voice on one of the digital voice recordings. You never know...

Also, I am working on an article that I have not finished.

So, bear with me!

Monday, February 02, 2004

Who Wants to Live In a Haunted House?

Besides me, I mean. Today, I trampled through knee-high wet snow and stood waiting outside for the owners of a private residence to arrive. (Did I mention that the temperature was sub-zero?) I kept telling myself that it was all in a day's work.

Wet, cold and shaky, I ended up walking through a house that a couple wanted to buy. They had heard that it was haunted but wanted to see what I thought. They are a very nice couple and I wanted to help them.

"Yep, it's haunted," I concluded.

"There's nothing dangerous here," I added. "If you don't mind the occasional event, I don't see a problem."

"That's just it," the wife said. "I don't want to live in a haunted house."

The owners were quite open about the troubles with their ghost. A man asked me, "Are you the one they brought to sense the entities?"

"Yes, I am." Put on the spot, but, wotthehell, I am not ashamed of what I do.

"So," he pressed me. "Do you sense anything?"

"As a matter of fact, I do. Nothing too serious, though."

Unfortunately, the house had a terrible ambiance about it. The wife was "creeped out" by this and I don't know if they will take it.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Investigation, Private Residence - Redux

Unfortunately, the walkabout had to be cancelled due to some pretty strange conditions. First, the people who are about to move in have been told that the place is haunted.

They, themselves, are moving from a haunted home. The home they are leaving had a very gloomy, sad atmosphere: very heavy. While there, the woman would be poked while sleeping and her bed would shake of its own accord while she was in it.

They have had several problems merely leaving the place. On one single day, they lost the first place into which they were going to move. Then, they couldn't rent a truck because all companies were booked solid. Then, the person who was supposed to help them arrived only to have the car break completely down. No truck, no moving car, the need to be out by midnight and the intended destination yanked away from them. What a horrible day!

Anyway, they did get a second lead on a house and that is what they wanted to have investigated. I don't know if it will happen (I am, of course, willing).

There is some feeling of guilt on my part. Months ago, when they came for a reading, they asked me about moving. I said that I saw them moving in January (not March as they expected) and that it would be extremely difficult. They ended up having to move unexpectedly (January) and it is extremely difficult for them. Of course, it is not my fault but I still feel bad. On the one hand, I feel sorry for them. On the other hand, it demonstrated accuracy on my part.