Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Communicating with the dead

Good morning all! We hope that you are having a wonderful start to the day, and that you are staying warm and safe, no matter where you are. Here, it remains up and down in the temperatures, and that makes it hard to investigate some of the locations we have lined up. So we sit and impatiently await warmer weather, itching to get back out to some of our favorite, and soon to be favorite, locations.
We do plan to walk around this weekend, weather permitting, to a couple of locations. Hopefully we can bring you up to speed if that happens.
We are still working on multiple things for this year. Have planned our group trip to Villisca House in September. Even though this location has been investigated multiple times by different groups, we feel there is something to learn about this house, and the tragedy that occurred there a hundred years ago. Are the voices of the murdered still there? Does the killer or killers still roam the floors, looking for more victims? We hope to find out, and learn all we can from this house.
We have several more investigations lined up, just waiting for warmer weather. Some are returns to previous locations. We feel we can learn more by repeating investigations, and taking previous results in account, try to find out more about the souls still walking around in these locations.
We have a new location lined up (yep, waiting on the weather to break slightly) that we have been wanting to do for several years now. And plan to return to a recent location, to try to continue the communication we started with the inhabitants of that locations.
Communication? Hmm, just what does that mean? All paranormal investigators know that the most frequently obtained "evidence" is that of voices. Photos and video of apparitions are very rare and most teams go through many investigations before capturing something that might fit into this category. But unknown voices, those seem to be more active in most locations. But who exactly are you capturing? And why?
Trying to record the voices of the dead goes back to the invention of the phonograph. It is said that Thomas Edison was trying to contact the dead, so invented a way to do so, or so he thought. Since that time, there have been many different types of recorders touted to be able to capture the voices of those long since past. But do they actually work? And just who's voice are you finding on the recordings? These are open to debate, but here is what we have discovered.
We use many different types of recorders and voice apparatuses to attempt to communicate. We employ the digital voice recorder, the spirit box, and the Ovilus on every investigation, and had had so-so results (meaning, nothing consistent.) But recent investigations have led us to believe that something is trying to communicate with us, in a very deliberate fashion.
During a private residence, the Ovilus spit out a name, one we had never heard, but the homeowner recognized. A guest investigator and friend of the homeowner was pregnant, and unaware of the sex of the baby. And this was the name she had selected for a girl...and earlier this year, she delivered a baby girl. How is this possible? Coincidence? Or someone from the other side communicating with us?
During an investigation at an older building, the site of a brothel at one time, we had a name come through the spirit box. Some of the people thought the name was Jane, but in reviewing, we believe the name was James. And in doing research, we found that James and Jane were married in that county, and the last name was the same as we heard on the recorder. Coincidence? Or communication?
Also in that location, we used the spirit box in several locations. This box, for those not entirely familiar with the way it works, picks up AM/FM radio signals, but is set to scan at 1 second intervals, which makes it hard to pick up words or names, let alone sentences. If it sticks on a channel, it requires pushing a button, and kinda hard, to resume scanning. At the same location as mentioned above, the spirit box locked on a radio channel several times, and resumed on its own..and the interesting thing...these channel all had to do with religion and God. Were the spirits trying to tell us something? Or was this just coincidence?
No matter your feelings on the above occurrences, we believe that someone is trying to communicate with us, and the more we use these devices, the better results we are getting. Are they from this world, in the form of spirits? Or are they in a parallel world, as some believe exist? Or is someone just trying to lure us into a sense of false accomplishment? We don't know the answer to this, but do know that we will continue to use these devices and chart our results. And hope that someday soon we can answer our own questions.