This is a log of my personal paranormal experiences. The ones that stick out for me that is. I experience little things every now and then on investigations, but it's the bigger, more amazing and mind-boggling moments that go here.
Paranormal Experiences Log
Date of Experience: September 16th, 2005
Time of Experience: Don't recall the exact time. Sometime at night around 8 or 9 PM I believe.
Location: Tulsa Hex House (Parking Lot) - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Details: I think the closest I've ever come to seeing a ghost took place at the Hex House (the REAL one, not the Halloween attraction) parking lot on September 16th, 2005. That's my mom's birthday, so we decided to go on our own little ghost tour that night. Here's what happened:
We drove up on the Hex House parking lot, and being the inquisitive people that we are, got out of the car and walked around on it. While Jackie (my sister) and my mom were busy taking pictures I saw something strange across the parking lot over by the trees. It was a gray, misty figure that was floating at least 10 feet off the ground. Even though it had no face, it appeared to be staring at me. I was frozen in place, my eyes glued to it. All I could say was "Oh my God", but I didn't look away. I wanted to watch it for as long as I could. And within a moment, it was gone. Just like that. I'm still not sure what it was, but I know I've never seen anything like it before. It moved like a ghost. It was eerie like a ghost. And although it might not have been one, it definitely freaked me out.
That's what I wrote about it after it happened. Looking back on this experience years later I can't remember just how clear things were, so I feel somewhat skeptical about what I saw. Did I really see what I think I saw? Or was it just a trick of my eye? Did I confuse something else for a misty figure? I'm not sure. I just know at the time I saw something that totally seemed strange and out of place and caused me to stare at it in shock for the few seconds it was present. The Tulsa Hex House is supposed to be haunted, so I guess seeing a misty figure there shouldn't seem that crazy. It all makes sense really, and this excerpt from Hell House & Other True Hauntings From Around the World by Alison Rattle and Allison Vale explains quite well what I believe to have possibly seen.
"ECTOPLASM: Commonly understood to be a substance secreted by spirits and exuded from mediums communicating with the spirit world, ectoplasm is now widely associated with a cloudy vaporous mist that may take the form of a human body. It has been captured photographically, and is seen to hover above the ground as a swirl of gray or white matter. It may linger in one place or travel fast and is usually spotted outdoors."
Ghost Cats At My House
Date of Experience: May 14th, 2007
Time of Experience: Between 7 and 7:30 AM
Location: Bedroom - My House - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Details: I already knew we had ghost cats in our house. We have had quite a few cats die in our house. This includes not only adult cats, but kittens as well. Up until this particular day, I had never really encountered any ghost cats, except for one time, when I thought I felt a cat rub up against my legs and there was no cat in the room at the time. Although, that could have just been my imagination.
However, both my mom and sister have felt sensations during the night that a cat is walking along their beds when a real cat is not present. My mom sleeps with her door shut so our cats cannot get into her room at night, but she still says she can feel a cat moving near her sometimes. She told me that sometimes she'll move her legs to the other side of the bed, which is empty, and she can feel a distinct warm spot there, almost like a circle, as if a cat was curled up sleeping there. She also told me how she felt something walking right by her legs, moving up the bed. She even felt the sheets tighten, you know, as if something was walking on them. But here's what I thought was the most bizarre. One time she said that she got up early in the morning and walked into the kitchen. Binx and Ally (the two surviving kittens from the third litter) ran out from under the table, two circles of light (both about 6 in.) chasing after them. Could those lights have been the spirits of the two kittens that didn't make it?
Now, on to the experience I had on Monday, May 14th, 2007. I was lying in bed, kind of half-asleep, but still aware of what was going on around me. I felt something walking on my bed. It felt like a cat, but when I looked up to check, there was nothing there. I immediately thought of our ghost cats. But I was still very tired, so I laid my head back down to go back to sleep. Then it happened again. Something was walking on my bed. So I looked up again. Still I could see nothing. So I ignored it and tried to go back to sleep again. Seconds laters, I felt it walk down the bed over to my feet. It then proceeded to walk up the side of my body. I could feel each little individual step. It continued walking until it stopped on my hip. I then cried out because a sharp pain, almost like a cramp, had shot through my stomach. There was cold air all around me because both the air conditioning and ceilling fan were on, but when I reached my hand out over the area where the ghost cat had stopped, I felt intense heat radiating off my body.
I got up right after that. lol. I guess I didn't feel much like trying to sleep anymore.
So that was my first real encounter with one of our ghost cats. It was bizarre, I'll tell you that.
I've Got The Chills!
Date of Experience: November 3rd, 2008
Time of Experience: Don't remember the time. Sometime late at night.
Location: Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Details: The very first investigation I ever did with S.P.O.OK took place on November 3rd, 2008 at Cain's Ballroom - one of Tulsa's most famous haunts. It was an exciting night and an overall very interesting investigation, with misty shapes being caught on camera and the team members seeing shadowy figures throughout the night. I myself saw what looked like a transparent shadow figure walk across the floor in front of the stage. I suppose that would have been a first for me as well, although it really wasn't as clear as I would have liked so I do remain somewhat skeptical about what I saw. But it was something I felt rather than saw that really sent a shiver down my spine. At one point during the investigation the team was gathered together on the floor talking. Suddenly, team leader Jim (who was standing somewhat diagonally from me) shivered and uttered a funny sound. At the same time I felt a chill go through my body and shivered as well. My eyes started to water as I felt the cold pass through me. I looked at Jim and said "Did you feel that? Did you feel that chill?" He excitedly said he had, and I think we both could tell from each other's reactions that we had felt it at the same time. Jim immediately had one of the other team members take a photo of us seconds after we felt the chill or cold spot. In the picture, you can see what appears to be some orbs in between Jim and I, or possibly flying away from us. Now I'm not a big believer in orbs. Not all orbs at least. I do think most are just dust or pollen or moisture. But I definitely believe some have a spirit or paranormal connection. The way orbs appear in certain locations and circumstances is what compels me. This could be considered one of those circumstances. Could these orbs just be dust? Yes, that is a good possibility. But it's the timing and position of the orbs that I find interesting. I don't know if what we felt would really be considered a cold spot. A chill might be a better way to describe it. But whatever it was, it felt like it passed through us, or as least passed between us, since we both felt it. To have us both feel something like that at the same time was really neat. And to be able to look at each other, grinning with goosebumps as we realized what had just happened, well, it's one of those moments that's such a thrill because you (1) physically felt it, and (2) shared it with someone else. It's great when someone knows how you felt and can help substantiate your experience. And it was definitely a cool one!
Brief Illness? Or Attack?
Date of Experience: January 31st, 2009
Time of Experience: 1:00 AM
Location: Kitchen - My House - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Details: On Friday, January 30th, 2009 S.P.O.OK investigated a church. Which was different. It didn't have any reported paranormal activity. It was more like an experiment - trying to see if we could communicate with anything that might be attracted to that kind of place. Maybe some kind of good and higher being.
Anyway, later after I got home I listened to the EVP sessions we did using my recorder. I was really tired after listening to them so I let myself nap a little bit before I got up to take a shower. When I did get up it was around 1:00 AM. I was still pretty tired but I was extremely thirsty. So I went to the kitchen to get some water. I felt fine (besides being sleepy) until I opened the fridge and took a sip of my water. Then something hit me. All of a sudden I couldn't drink anymore. I felt very sick. I was burning up and felt like I was going to throw up. My head felt funny too, like I was about to pass out or something. I had to sit down right there and take my hoodie off. Have you ever felt so sick, so miserable, or so uncertain as to what's happening to you that you felt like you were going to die? That's how I felt then. I had to lay down right there on the kitchen floor. I could not do anything else. I cried out for my sister to bring me a cold washcloth and my water and she did. That helped, and I could drink then. I was feeling better again. The whole thing only lasted about three minutes. I don't know what the hell was wrong with me, but it was weird. Felt like I was just struck by something. I don't know what it was but it totally caught me off guard. It was such an awful feeling. I can't say if it was paranormal or not. When I think back to how I felt at the time it was happening I know I felt like I was being attacked. By what I don't know. If it was by something negative or evil, the only thing I can think of is that it was something that was hanging around me and did not like me being in a church. I don't go to them very often, and perhaps it did not like me spending so much time in one. I don't think the sudden illness or whatever was caused by the water I drank, since I drank some more out of that very same cup just a few minutes later and felt fine. I also don't know if I can blame it on any of the food I ate that night. I did eat a bunch of snacks when I got home (investigations give me the munchies) but it seems that would have affected me differently. I would think it would have given me a stomach ache or something. But that was not the case. I don't know what to make of this experience. I just know that I hope I don't ever feel that way again.
Date of Experience: This is a continual experience, but this particular instance when I was writing the original blog was on May 12th, 2009.
Time of Experience: 1:13 AM
Location: Bedroom - My House - Tulsa, Oklahoma
What do the numbers mean? I?ve been asking myself that question a lot lately. It?s a rather ridiculous question actually. I mean, there?s probably no real answer to it. Or no single straight answer anyway. Or perhaps it?s just the simplest and most likely one: They?re just numbers. Nothing more, nothing less.
But before this starts to sound like an episode of Lost, I suppose I should explain just what the hell I?m talking about.
You see, things have just been somewhat?strange over the last several months. Nothing major really, it?s just something I keep seeing and has got my attention. And has got me wondering.
Back in February I posted a blog on MySpace called 3:16 & 12:13 - the times on a digital clock that I kept seeing. I?m not going to go over those specific numbers again, however the topic itself is what I?m again talking about now. I also posted a blog in March titled 2012 - basically my thoughts on December 21st, 2012 and the alleged Doomsday. There?s something interesting about that blog in particular. When you click to write a new blog it shows the time you started it, and if you don?t change it, it becomes your posting time. The posting time for the 2012 blog was 4:44 PM. I had seen the time, however I didn?t think anything of it. Not until someone commented and pointed out to me that they noticed the time of my blog. Well I didn't know what they meant by that so I did a little searching online for answers. I came across some sites talking about the ?4:44 theory?. The person who commented on my blog later replied saying, "The time synchronicity. The thought is that if you come across a time grouping like 4:44 (or any time code that repeats like this) you should look at what you were thinking or feeling just then and understand its effect on your place in life. Some say it is a way that your angels communicate with you. Who knows, maybe that?s so."
Well that definitely piqued my interest. I also read about 11:11 being one of those numbers believed to be angels or spirit guardians communicating with you. But the number that I?m seeing more and more frequently now is 13. Yes, 13. I know, I know, 13 is overdone and commonly associated with the strange, supernatural, magic and the occult, but that?s what I?m seeing. And I?m seeing it A LOT. Before it was just 12:13, but now I?m seeing 13 several times a day, no matter what the hour. And it?s honestly kind of driving me up the wall. It drives me crazy wondering if there?s some meaning or intelligent force behind it. It just feels like it?s happening way too often to be merely coincidence. And actually, as I sat here typing up this blog my computer made a funny sound and froze for no apparent reason - at exactly 1:13 AM. I?m not joking. I had to turn off the computer and restart. That gave me the chills. Either that was quite the coincidence or some spiritual entity has a sense of humor. Or maybe they?re just trying to tell me something, which is what it feels like to me honestly. I just don?t know what. I know numbers are EVERYWHERE. I know this could all mean nothing, but I?m trying to keep an open mind for what could be. And I?m trying to figure out what the numbers mean, or COULD mean. But as I said at the beginning of this blog, that may be a question that?ll never be answered. At least not until I piece together the puzzle and see how it fits in or applies to my life. Perhaps it won?t make sense until the right time?the right moment. Or maybe I?m speculating about a whole lot of nothing. Just a bunch of hogwash and an overactive imagination. But sometimes I can?t help wondering if investigating the paranormal and trying to become more spiritual has opened me up somehow. Has becoming involved with the paranormal field opened me up to communication or connections with the supernatural and beyond? I suppose I?ll just have to keep moving along and progressing to see.
I did look up the number 13 online. There are some of course who consider 13 to be a unlucky, foreboding number, while others believe it's lucky, but here are some other things I find interesting:
There were thirteen participants at the Last Supper. Tradition states that Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table. - 13 (number) Wikipedia
Thirteen was once associated with the Epiphany by Christians, as it is said the child Jesus received the Magi on his thirteenth day of life. - 13 (number) Wikipedia
According to the Torah, God has 13 Attributes of Mercy - 13 (number) Wikipedia
In Mesoamerican divination, 13 is the number of important cycles of fortune/misfortune. - 13 (number) Wikipedia
Halloween's date is 13 reversed. - 13 (number) Wikipedia
There are 13 lunar cycles in a solar year, and the moon travels 13 degrees across the sky every day. - 13: A Secret Number of Sacred Power
In the traditional tarot deck, the 13th card is the Death card. It also represents not merely death, but rebirth and renewal. - 13: A Secret Number of Sacred Power
These are just some of the things the number 13 is associated with. There?s many more. So the possible meanings and connections seem almost infinite. It?s kind of funny actually. I mean, if there really is some type of spiritual entity or force trying to communicate with me numbers really wouldn?t be the best way to do it. Numbers really are everywhere and they?re easy to chalk up to coincidence, although I guess if you do start seeing the same one(s) all the time it does get your attention, as in my case. I?m not a big fan of numbers though. They remind me of math and I hate math with a passion. But perhaps numbers are fitting for the more analytical-minded person. I can be pretty skeptical at times, but I don?t know?maybe there?s more to numbers than I think. If anything, I've at least become more interested in Numerology/Arithmancy.
The Closet Made Me Cry
Date of Experience: Mid July, 2009
Time of Experience: Don't recall the time. Sometime in the evening.
Location: Closet in Master Bedroom - Apartment - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Details: S.P.O.OK did an investigation of someone's apartment in Tulsa back in mid July. On our way there I was starting to get some pains in my stomach area, like I tend to do sometimes. It didn't last very long though, and I felt okay when we got there. But the longer we stood in their living room the more uncomfortable I was starting to feel. We then did a walkthrough of the hotspots in the location and went into the bedroom. I was getting that weird feeling in my stomach again. I was then told to go into their closet, which I did. As soon as I stepped inside the strange, uncomfortable pain in my stomach intensified and I was struck with this very distraught feeling. I also became very nauseated. Just a few seconds after standing in there I turned to the others and said "I feel sick." I then rushed out of the closet and back to the living room where I sat down on the couch and cried, feeling very hopeless and shocked with what had just happened to me. I felt so sad, and it didn't feel like me. It didn't feel like my own emotions. I couldn't believe what was happening. I just couldn't control myself and I felt it was overtaking me. It took me a little while to recover. I had to go outside afterward and walk around the complex. I was really shaken up by it. For me to just leave a closet and start crying like that is very unlike me, and I remain baffled by the whole event. I'm really not sure what to make of it. Jim - S.P.O.OK founder/lead investigator - seems to think I'm very sensitive to EMF. Almost like I'm a human EMF detector. Other people think I'm an empath. Maybe I'm both. Or maybe I'm neither. I don't know. Whatever the case, it was very strange for me.
Date of Experience: December 27th, 2009
Time of Experience: Around 12 AM
Location: Bedroom - Gary's House - Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Details: This experience occurred during an investigation with fellow investigator Gary. The investigation took place the day right after Christmas. Gary had messaged me on Saturday wanting to know if we could do an emergency investigation at his house on Sunday night. Other members of his family and the people living at the house with him had had experiences. Footsteps had been heard, an apparition of a young girl had been seen in the kitchen a couple times, and sensations that an invisible child or presence was sitting on the bed had been felt. So Gary and I set up an investigation for the night. The other members of the house kept hearing odd sounds like footsteps and bangs during our EVP sessions. I even thought I could hear them too, but we couldn't tell what room they were coming from. One of the girls there even claimed she saw the apparition of the young girl in the kitchen while we were in one of the other rooms doing an EVP session. Unfortunately our video camera was pointed in a different direction in the kitchen at the time. Other things that happened during the investigation were the clients kept seeing lights and shadows down the hallway. Some possible hits with my motion sensor as well. There was even a point where they heard heavy breathing right next to them on the couch. The most amazing thing for me though happened again during one of our EVP sessions in another room. We suddenly heard a beeping that got louder and quicker. Gary realized it was the in the next room. It had gone off for no reason at around 12:00 AM. The alarm hand was set for about a quarter til 7, so there was no reason for it to go off. After all the commotion we returned to the room for our EVP session and found Gary's recorder had been turned off. And it was still on full battery. Mine was still on and recording though. We continued the EVP session and I asked whatever presence there to make the alarm go off again if it could. About 15 minutes later we heard the alarm clock go off in the other room again. Gary checked it, and this time the alarm hand had been moved! It had been moved from a quarter til 7 to about a quarter past 12. That's a drastic move! And it couldn't have just moved on its own, this thing has to be winded manually! That was just crazy. Later all the clients reported that my ghost keychain attached to my bag in the kitchen had started moving on its own, and that it moved around more when they had asked it to. We put a camera on that afterward too, but unfortunately we did not catch it moving again. Nonetheless, it was a really cool investigation. It definitely felt like something was playing games with us. Perhaps something playful and mischievous like a child. Maybe that young girl. Whatever it was, it sure seemed to be having fun!
Ghost Cat Again
Date of Experience: November 15th, 2011
Time of Experience: Around 7:50 AM
Location: My Bedroom - My House - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Details: I was actually dreaming about being in a haunted house. But it's like I could feel something moving around my head on my pillow. I think that's what woke me up. But I was like half awake. And I lifted my head up twice because I could feel something walking on my bed. Like a cat. Only there was no cat. Then I felt its feet as it stepped onto me and came closer and I could hear it PURRING. The problem is, I was like half awake, half asleep. I don't know if I can trust what I feel during that state. It certainly felt real. It felt separate from my dream. In fact it interrupted and stopped my dream and woke me up. And I have read that you're more likely to experience ghosts and the paranormal during that state between awake and asleep. But I don't know. Although, this was VERY similar to my ghost cat experience that occurred between 7 and 7:30 AM on May 14th, 2007. Could it have been Hypnagogia? The transitional state between asleep and awake does make me more skeptical. But I wasn't dreaming anymore. I was awake. Half awake, but still trying to make sense of what was going on around me. I was trying to think as rationally as I could, despite how tired I was. I was sitting up and looking around on my bed for a cat, thinking to myself "What the hell? Is this a ghost cat again?" because that's what it really felt like, and then sitting up to look at the clock to check the time. I don't really understand why I would hallucinate about a ghost cat. This and my other ghost cat experience on May 14th, 2007 are the only times I've done this. This isn't a common thing that I experience.
13 - I Asked and I Received
Date of Experience: March 4th, 2012
Time of Experience: 3:13 AM
Location: My Bedroom - My House - Tulsa, Oklahoma
A couple days ago while in the kitchen I turned around and saw that the clock on the oven said something-13 (can?t remember the hour, but it was during the day). I stared at it and wondered, as I do, and then turned around and said outloud that if something was doing that I wanted it to wake me up in the middle of the night that night or within the next few days and have me look at the clock and it be 13. Well it didn?t happen that night. I kind of had a feeling it wouldn?t. But a couple nights later, actually the early morning hours of Sunday, March 4th 2012, I woke up, having fallen asleep on my bed, and needing to get up and shower. I sat up in bed and looked at the clock on my VCR. It read 3:13. For a couple seconds it didn?t even dawn on me. I mean I acknowledged it being 13, but it took several seconds for me to realize what I had asked a couple days before. When I did realize I was kind of stunned. I mean, it would be easy to write this off as coincidence, but it?s not the first time something weird like this has happened (see my experience titled NUMBERS above). I still can?t say for sure, but it really feels like someone or something is trying to communicate with me. But who?or what? I do feel like there is something supernatural behind it. And I feel like they use the number 13 because I do associate it with the supernatural. It?s probably also the easiest thing to manipulate and get my attention with here at home, which is where I am most of the time. This is something I continue to be very curious about. But in a way it?s kind of comforting. It?s like I?m being told that there is something supernatural watching over me, and that I should believe. I can?t say if it?s good or bad, but it makes me feel like the universe is reaching out to me, to let me know that there truly is more to this life that we can?t see.
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