Before I mention the exciting news I got this week, I thought I'd recap a typical week here at the Simmons house as far as paranormal incidents go.
start with last Sunday. Remember Roy the ghost? The one who loved to move
things and play tricks? The ghost I finally took time to cross over after he
messed with hub's medicine? Well, either his son or brother or someone similar
seems to have dropped in. The Sunday find was my kitchen timer. I bring it into
my office sometimes when I'm cooking, since I tend to get engrossed in
something (like writing this blog) and forget time passing. Yes, I've burned up
a pan or two and more than once, some baking if I forget to set the timer. I
keep it on top of the microwave when not in use. Sunday, it was in the seat of
one of the dining room chairs, hidden by the tablecloth hanging down over it.
The microwave is at least twenty-five feet from the chair.
my friend Katrina came out to re-consecrate my protections, the things I use
when I run into something nasty. For two days prior, I had been looking for one
of the DVD's of our October 30, 2013 investigation at Dry Creek to show Katrina
while she visited. It was nowhere to be found. I even looked through a stack of
DVD's on the table beside my computer desk. Twice. So I tried to make a new
copy, since I still had the original tape. It refused to copy onto the DVD from
the tape, although I did it exactly right. Twice. While Katrina was here, my
house was awesomely full of power. After she left, I tried to make the copy
again. No problem. It worked on the first try.
I walked in from getting the morning mail and saw a man standing over by the
fireplace in the living room. In the glance I had, it looked like Juan, wearing
his white shirt. I waved and carried the mail on to the dining room table to go
through. Later that evening, I got a call from a local group, asking me to join
them on a private home investigation. So I went along on that and chatted with
some ghosts. I also crossed over six lost souls.
I walked into the bedroom for some reason. A man stood back in the corner of
the room, beside the master bath door. I waved and said "Hi, Howard,"
since that's who it looked like. Then went about my business.
I was getting ready to teach my class on Psychic Development the next day. For
some reason, I went through that stack of DVD's in my office again. There was
the October 30 DVD! I now have two copies.
I found a comb in my bathroom, one that had been missing for several days. I'd taken
everything out of that drawer and couldn't find the pink comb I like. So I had
to use a different one most of that week. When I opened the drawer Friday
morning, there was my pink comb, lying right on top of all the other mess in
morning, Saturday, I saw another man standing in my bedroom when I first woke
up. I only glimpsed him briefly, so I'm not sure who he was. He was a
full-bodied, dark gray shape and stayed visual in that manner for approximately
exciting news? For several years, Aunt Belle and I have been fascinated by an
old hotel in a town further over in East Texas from where I live. The hotel was
built in 1892, burned in 1925, and rebuilt in 1928. It's a block off the town's
main street, and a railroad track runs along that street in the town. At one
time, they were restoring the hotel, and Aunt Belle and I had plans to be one
of their first customers when they opened. However, the finances didn't
materialize for the then-owner to continue the remodeling. A few months ago,
the people who had once remodeled another famous East Texas haunted hotel
bought this other one. They want me and my Supernatural Researchers of Texas
(SRT) group of paranormal investigators to do an overnight stay and see what we
can verify as to supernatural events there.
way cool for another reason. Although I've done slews of investigations over
the twenty-plus years I've been chasing ghosts, this will be the first major
investigation for SRT. They've been studying and developing for well over a
year now, and we've done lots of other ghost hunts, as well as several house
cleansings. We turned down one investigation that didn't suit us, so we're
pretty excited about this one. We also managed to choose a night when the
entire core group will be able to make it: moi, Aunt Belle, Angela, Timmy,
Floyd, Sarah and Amanda. Should it work out, we might have a couple other
members go along.
the hotel is currently under construction, with a hoped-for September 2013
opening date, we're fairly certain we'll encounter some ghosts. Remodeling
always stirs up any supernatural entities living
there, and there are stories about ghosts in this building. We should be
able to give the new owners evidence to use in their advertising, since
numerous folks love to stay in haunted hotels. We'll be posting the information
about this haunted hotel soon, and give you contact information to keep
apprised of the developments and when reservations open up. And, of course,
we're totally excited about being the first group to explore the supernatural
in this historic old hotel.
have Volume V ready to go, but I want this investigation in it. So don't look
for that new set of diaries until sometime later in April. In the meantime,
we're going to be having fun chasing some new ghosts we haven't met yet!