The Business of Ghosts and Ghost Hunting!
My First Ghost Hunt - The Case of Mrs. T and Her Haunting
by Alexandra Holzer
The wife began to become intrigued with Ray and I and really wanted to know what was going on. Her poor daughter being frightened of ghosts at such a young age was not sitting well with her, and nor would it with me. That is why we began to challenge those in the house but not before we all had a round of some fine red wine!
Regrouped, using a tape recorder and my digital camera, we summoned the entities in question. As soon as I did, one of the lamps in the living room began to flicker off and on. Ray asked Mrs. T if that ever happened before and she shook her head no. So, I tried some humor and then Ray channeled what seemed to be a woman claiming she was a witch from a long time ago. Ray had picked up on the fire in the house and that a family of four with two boys perished. But, there was no fire ever in the house other then one that Mrs. T's family had and it was downstairs. But that still wasn't the correct answer other than the ghosts being boys from the child's testimony. It was then determined that this took place on the spot of where the house now stands as we are living on grounds that were once uninhabited. Grounds that a war also took place on and many wounded and dying passed through. History my friends play is a big role in many hauntings and why I believe one must re-visit sites a few times to really get as much information as possible.
We had a conversation with this woman who was harping on about the food, beets. Ray and I looked at one another confused when suddenly Mrs. T belted out, " I made beets the other day…that we grew! Oh they were so delicious!" Laughing Ray said, "Well, she wants more as they remind her of her home." Mrs. T frantically ran to the fridge but the beets were all gone. We asked the woman if we could arrange to have more beets cooked would she leave? The woman was very confused and didn't understand what leaving meant. In fact, when I asked if she knew where she was, she insisted they were alive and well within their rights to be there. Ray later concluded that they were attracted to the warmth and love of Mrs. T's family and couldn't separate themselves to go towards the place they needed to be for peace. Ray came out with the woman's' name and that we were trying to guide her way back. I angered her a bit as I tried to make light of the situation, if you will, but this did not please her. So, I backed off and tried another approach.
I simply told her and her family to move on to those who are waiting for them. That if she can just turn away and look, they may be there waiting
Through Ray, she said, she hadn't seen the sun in such a long time and we knew, she was going.
I felt rather sad actually because I couldn't imagine what they were experiencing even though it was not physical, it still was an emotional reaction to the past. We really don't know how a ghost feels because we assume they don't feel anything and we wonder why they cause temperatures to fall when they are in our presence or touch us.
I tend to wonder if it is just the opposite. Who are we to say that when you're stuck between the life you once had, and the one you are to go to, whether or not you feel?
That evening this question and some others would be left for another visit. I still needed to tackle what or who wanted to wake up Mrs. T so violently. On my digital camera I did get the usual orbs and streaking light, but nothing that moved me in the direction of anything negative. As for the tape recorder, Ray needs to update that fossil of a thing and so next time, we will be better prepared.
But I will say this about investigating ghosts or entities. You must make use of your five senses, plus the extra one...the one that will never fail you and is an incredible method to seek out the dead. Until my next revisit, I wish you all a safe and Happy Halloween.