Does Remodeling Stir up Spirits?
By Kelly Roncace
Just as dust lies on the floor of a long-abandoned house, the energy of those who once lived in that house could be absorbed into the building’s walls.
This energy can be awakened by disturbances such as new owners who begin remodeling and changing what the spirits still think of as their home. The paranormal field is filled with stories of hauntings that come about suddenly when home or business owners begin to demolish, construct or change the layout of a structure.
In April, a wrecking crew began tearing down the old French Worsted Co. building in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
The construction crew — made up of big, tough, rugged fellas — got so spooked on that site that they refused to continue the demolition.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management hydrologist Sofia Kaczor said the men were legitimately frightened and “the work stopped.”
According to members of the wrecking crew and on-lookers, one of the cranes being used to demolish the building would go “haywire” every time it got close to tearing away part of the building.
Kim Baccaire, daughter of John Baccaire — the crane operator, took a photo which she said shows what looks like apparitions in a window of the building.
Another incident involved a large beam that fell and seemed to aim itself directly at the crane’s cab, missing John Baccaire by mere inches.
Kim Baccaire called on Andrew Lake, a paranormal investigator, who agreed to come to the site. He brought along two mediums to assist in the investigation.
The trio entered the building and “had a conversation with the spirits,” explaining that the deceased needed to move on because the building couldn’t be saved.
After their visit, the activity stopped and demolition continued without incident.
Doug Hogate Jr., CEO and founder of Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society, said in his opinion, spirits may get upset that their home is being changed.
“Imagine being at your house and someone comes in and starts tearing walls down and remodeling,” Hogate said. “They could be thinking, ‘This is my house. What are you doing to my house?’”
One investigation Hogate remembers that could have been caused by construction was at Johnson Hall in Salem.
“They said a lot of activity stirred up while they were remodeling the first floor,” he said.
JUMPS investigated the building three times and recorded the most activity on the first floor just as construction was being completed.
“That’s a prime example,” Hogate said.
There are other explanations of why remodeling could conjure up strange activity in a home, such as replacing plaster walls with more modern drywall which is a much weaker sound barrier and even exposing molds that could contain toxins which could effect a person’s perception.
But is it also possible that a spirit who has resided undetected in a certain building for hundreds of years could become more active in an effort to express his or her disapproval of the changes?
The next time you replace a window or build a partition, keep an eye out for someone who may want you to leave the room as it was.
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Witch City: Places of Mystery - Paranormal Documentary
In 1626 Roger Conant and the first settlers arrived in this country with strong hopes of religious freedom. They named their new home Salem, a word related to the Hebrew word shalom and the Arabic word salaam, both meaning peace. Only 66 years later, March 1692 would mark the beginning of 14 months of shame for a parish in Salem Town, Massachusetts, then known as Salem Village. The strange, unexplained behavior of two young girls, Abigail Williams and Betty Parris, set to motion an era of hysteria that ended in the death of twenty four people accused of witchcraft. The Salem Witch Trials and persecutions only lasted fourteen months but town believers were convinced that subsequent years of struggle were retribution for the sins of their forefathers. Years of problems; famines and crop failures, the fall of the Salem shipping industry, the Great Salem Fire of 1914 and the decline of the tanning industry were all believed to be Salem's condemnation for the witch trials. Not until 1850 did public interest start to pique favorably toward the historic town. The mystery of Salem, captured in the acclaimed novels, The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, fed on Salem's history of witchcraft and strict Puritan values. Soon popular city folklore added to mystery by laying claim to various hauntings: the House of the Seven Gables, the Old Town Hall, the Customs House, and by a vengeful ghost, Giles Corey, a man who had been pressed to death during those infamous witch trials.
In 1890, dry goods merchant Daniel Low, recognizing a good sales pitch successfully sold witch-stamped spoons as souvenirs of the "City of Witches." This began the use of witchcraft as a commodity. In 1957 the Massachusetts Legislature exonerated many of the accused Salem witches and in 2001both the accused and the convicted witches were finally cleared of all charges. This act finally allowed the townspeople of Salem to move forward Commercialism took firm hold in 1970 when the television comedy Bewitched filmed several episodes in Salem. This publicity was a giant boost to Salem's economy.
It took more than 280 years before the curse of the witch hysteria of 1692 would be lifted. The city of Salem is now known as a city of serious historical significance as well as one that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Demonstrating Salem's positive attitude; Police cars display witch logos, school teams call themselves "The Witches", and Gallows Hill, where many convicted witches were hanged is now used as a public park. In 1981 the city added an official "Haunted Happenings" celebration during the October tourist season. The yearly celebration has become a great success a thousands watch the massive fireworks display that kicks off the festivities on Halloween night. The event turned a $200,000 profit for the city in 2007. The Salem witches' story regularly brings curious visitors from all over the world, a sign that perhaps even history has finally forgiven the black deeds of 1692.
In the beginning by the light of the Full Moon Frankie connects with Candice's energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing they pack their bags and then head to the inner city to find her.
Frankie, afraid for her own safety has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what's happening. Using his workable ideas as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting, they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.
Ouija boards, séances, and psychic mediums may seem like kitschy throwbacks to yesteryear, but in only the past few years there has been a dramatic resurgence of the desire to communicate with the dead. Paranormal Investigator Walter Meyer zu Erpen has made it his life’s work to investigate the question: is there life after death? And if so, is it possible to communicate with that surviving part of human consciousness? Walter invites us to journey through the enigmatic worlds of afterlife communications including medium-ship sessions and Electronic Voice Phenomenon (E.V.P.) recording. From climbing into ancient Hawaiian spirit caves to visiting the Nova Scotian grave site of the world’s greatest shipwreck disaster on the 100th anniversary of its sinking – Meyer zu Erpen ponders larger implications of communication beyond the veil such as: if there is evidence of personal survival beyond so-called death, would you live your life differently?
What happens to us after death is perhaps the greatest mystery of life. One belief is that we reincarnate – that there is life, after life. Despite this widespread belief, renowned spiritual author and scholar Tom Harpur remained skeptical of reincarnation – until now. What has lead Harpur to consider reincarnation as a real possibility? It may be surprising, but the best evidence does not come from the world of religion or spiritual studies, but from the world of science. From cases of children who can recall living past lives to the science of biometrics to the realm of quantum physics and global consciousness, we examine the evidence for reincarnation.
Could a young boy with vivid, accurate memories of WWII be the reincarnation of a pilot who was shot down during the war? Is it possible that Anne Frank is alive today, reincarnated as a senior member of the Swedish National Police? Claus von Stauffenberg was executed for his attempt to assassinate Hitler, but did his life end there?
Some believe Fortune Telling is an art – dating back thousands of years – practiced by millions around the world. But others say it is all fraud – a slick business run by fraudsters and criminals – in search of the big bucks. Our investigator, actress Cindy Sampson, from the hit series Supernatural, begins a quest to uncover the truth – locating North America’s top Fortune Tellers – and putting them to the test.
From Tarot cards to palm reading, Cindy challenges psychics and savants to peer into her future. And what they reveal is shocking – from relationship trauma to potentially life-altering illnesses. But the skeptics offer a different angle – providing convincing evidence that these ancient practices hold no truth at all. Finally, Cindy’s encounter with a psychic not far from her hometown is shocking. Using the practices of Nostradamus himself, this psychic opens Cindy’s mind to world she never knew possible – a final, and convincing argument that Fortune Telling may indeed be real
Merry We Meet Everyone,
May 19th Severed Ties, blog tour has begun. Stop by between May 19, 2013 - June 2, 2013 to enter to win a copy of Severed Ties and meet a new Blog Host gracious enough to promote my story.
I truly appreciate Anna Dase of RBTL reviews time and commitment to organise Severed Ties Blog Tour. She is a promoter every writer would want on their team!
May 20th Day Two of Severed Ties Blog Tour arranged by Read Between The Lines Blogger Anna Dase. Thank you Katie for the awesome review :-) Blog - Amazing Books Come To Life.
May 21 today's Severed Ties Blog Tour is stopping by http://ajwiliamsromanceauthor.blogspot.com/2013/05/rbtl-presents-severed-ties-by-angie.html to read an excerpt. (Some adult content on this blogspot )
I'm smiling today! I'm thrilled because Severed Ties has been garnering some
wonderful reviews. I'm so pleased that reviewers are enjoying the story.
May 22 RBTL Blog Hop Severed Ties organised by Anna Dase.
Just found out that Severed Ties recieved 4 spiders out of 5 from Nikki at Close Encounters with the Night Kind.
Stop by and read Nikki's review and see why you should grab a copy :)http://networkedblogs.com/LsYmO
May 23 RBTL Blog Tour Severed Ties - Thank you so much MaryLynn, at The Many Muses of MaryLynn for understanding the story I wanted to tell. Happy Dance!!!
May 24 I appreciate Brianna Lee of Brianna Lee reviews for being part of RBTL Blog Tour - Severed Ties, and her kind words about my book cover :)
I appreciate Over The Road and Le' Book Squirrel blogspots for hosting
my book Severed Ties :)
May 25 OTR Book Reviews
May 26 Le' BookSquirrel
I am so glad I signed up with Anna Dase of RBTL book tour. My book Severed Ties isn't for everyone but so far the reviews have been beyond my exceptions. Thank you everyone for your participation :)
May 27 RBTL Book Tour - Stop by Larissa's Life to catch the latest review!!!
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May 31 Thank you so much As You Wish Reviews for ben part of Severed Ties RBTL Book Tour!!! http://asyouwishreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/05/tour-stop-severed-ties-by-angie-skelhorn.html I truly appreciate Julia for the marvellous review.
June 1 Stop by http://www.crystalsrandomthoughts.com/2013/05/severed-ties-book-tour-review-and.html to read the lovely review from Crystal's Random Thoughts. I am so pleased with her thoughts on the story I wrote.
June 2 Thank you Tiffany for being part of Severed Ties RBTL Book Tour. I appreciate your taking the time to read my story and for your kind review :)
Even though Severed Ties Read Between the Lines Book Tour has come to an end, Keep the Magic Alive, Keep Reading!!!
I want to thank all the Bloggers for all the hard work in helping Anna Dase
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Smiles and Sunshine :)
May 12, 2013
Book A Spotlight/Promo YA magic realism, paranormal Severed Ties giveaway on Fae Books -
Congratulations Deborah Gerrald, she is the winner of a pdf copy of my book Severed Ties from my giveaway on Fae Books . Thank you all so much for your participation. Keep the Magic Alive!!!
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Wishing you the joys of spring!
At last! On the Edge, originally published by Club Lighthouse Publishing in May 2010 has been completely revised. Now titled "AT THE EDGE."
This week I posted an exclusive excerpt for my readers to get glimpse of the YA, magic realism, paranormal book. I'm leaving this excerpt up for only a few days, and then will be taking the read down. I'm excited to search for aYA book publisher to discover the best home for the new and improved story.
About the Book "AT THE EDGE," - Real people developing relationships; while Carm is struggling to pick up the pieces after the death of her husband.
Two Quick Questions -
1. How important is it to you to create likeable characters?
I portray the characters inner characteristics and emotions as they struggle with issues of their own. The characters are realistic that the readers will believe. Tough and practical Paige takes command; Roxy under a watchful eye intimidates; always helpful Lizzy goes with the flow and Carm is consumed with sorrow and mental anguish. Gretchen, a witch is a welcome relief from life's pressures. To add support and conflict to the story are Thomas a friend everyone wants to deserve and Philip is certainly not safe to trust.
2. What do you most hope that readers will take away from the book?
In this book I provide a unique insight into the drug world and mysticism – addiction and the belief that direct knowledge of ultimate reality is attainable through intuition and the unseen world. I hope the reader will begin to believe if you change your choices while guided by Spirit you can change your life for the better.
Stop bt http://Witchskel.wordpress.com to read an EXCLUSIVE excerpt. Remember to forward this to your friends...so they too can check it out!
Smile and the world Smiles with you!