Spooky or Not? Ghosts, Hauntings, Anomalies, Black Jack Battlefield & Civil War paranormal

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – Edgar Allan Poe

Paranormal Anomalies

10.24.22 – It started early. An energetic ripple (Solar Eclipse?) tripped the trigger and traffic complications ensued. Dry road conditions with mild fall weather temps should have delivered smooth sailing on the traffic map. But the accident tally on Monday rivaled a snow day ice dance.

Another oddity of note. Early morning, dark, dry. Cassie went outside, but she stayed under the eaves and wanted back in ASAP. I could see patches of sky through the clouds. No thunder or lightning, although rain was expected in a few hours. She acted anxious, like she was hiding from something in the sky. I let her out again within the hour and that anxiety was gone.

Now the kicker. As Andy was waking up, still early – [about the same time Cassie had first ventured outside, trying to keep her low profile] he saw something odd on the TV screen.

He described it as having the shape of a perfect circle, starting with concentric circles and then filling with symbols and letters. Different sized fonts and crystal clear, perfect print, overlaid against a black background.

White letters formed words or messages or information around the edge but it was not a language he could understand, if it was a language. Images morphed from letters similar to ‘magic 8 ball’, to a type of compass with a liquid black background and perfect white numbers floating within the frame. Again, noting that the letters changed to numbers.

The TV was off and there was no noise, just the image on the blank screen. Maybe 3 – 5 inches in diameter. He saw it for a couple of minutes and then it dissolved. We are still trying to figure out the purpose for that display.

Liquid black type background, but the letters Andy saw were individually suspended or floating, with perfectly sharp images. Shapes were non-uniform fonts in varying sizes.

10.24.22 – There’s more. In bed that night, I am almost asleep when – for some inexplicable reason – I open my eyes. The room is black. Deep, dark, dense, no light from any source, black. Taken aback for a moment, I try to make sense of what I am seeing.

Usually, there is a crack in the curtain where a bit of light filters through. I also have at least one nightlight companion that usually stays on to blink at me. This total absence of light was a slight shock because it was unexpected. This blackness actually has texture, depth, velvety, almost liquid. I shut my eyes and quickly open them again. It’s gone. Now the room has returned to being the familiar state of normal, with bits of light with shadows around the windows.

I eventually remembered the William Buhlman OBE class I enrolled in and my sporadic but consistent practicing of the intention to initiate an OBE (or lucid dream at the very least). My 2020 interview, Adventures Beyond the Physical, is here. Usually in the top 10 most listened to shows.

Having been in this black void OBE before, I realized I had succeeded and overshot my goal. The black void is creation – where all things are possible. The previous visit had been orchestrated by my guides, who informed me while in that OBE liquid space – looking down at the colorful little egg being that is navigating the current incarnation, minus the physical form they equate to a lampshade – about past life connections and present life blocks/goals.

My goal now is to recognize the state upon entry and release the auto-pilot response of blinking it away. The other interesting thing about this blackness? When Andy tried to describe the background for the image he saw on the TV screen earlier in the day, he said it had texture and depth – liquid, like an inky black ocean.

And there is an alternative to suggest for this experience when adding Andy’s incident from early in the day. Rather than the encounter being something we are initiating, it might simply be that my practice has succeeded in creating receptivity (for me) – and both Andy and I are being contacted in whatever way we might be reachable.

I am curious to see further developments. No time frame, just keeping an open mind to the possibility and the potential, hoping I will remember to connect the dots.

Haunted Doll? Big Bird – chimes in on the podcast

This week’s podcast is me doing a almost solo update with a tease for the Free State Horror seriesSeason 3 videos – featuring Black Jack Battlefield and other Civil War battlefield site ghost stories [Gettysburg].

As I was in the other room, preparing for the show and reading a story on Huffington Post about a (extreme account) haunting, I heard a voice and realized the Big Bird talking toy had been activated in the other room. Big Bird is designed to be activated by light but he has also been known to go rogue now and again.

His favorite phrase is Peek a Boo. He also has a wicked funny laugh when you squeeze his tummy. However, he has been quiet for months until Sunday, 10.23.22, when he opted to entertain me with one phrase, Peek a Boo.

Again, the Peek a Boo phrase is the only one he uses for this interaction and only during what I consider – related topics of conversation. The ‘ghost’ – entity – spirit – presence is making a point … and stealing the show. October ambiance.

That show is available here. Link.

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I credit that extreme account haunting for the activity and why I usually avoid the dark stuff. Thoughts are things and tuning in provides a frequency wave for attachments. This is your warning before diving into that story. Not negative – simply active.

Keith Linder is another one with interactive, or I could say opportunistic attachments. I’ve been tagged (paranormal activity) when interviewing him. Interview Link. I interpret it as a polite nudge to affirm presence.

Keith takes meticulous notes. His blog of ongoing paranormal activity covers every angle. The sole purpose is to provide tangible proof of poltergeist existence/activity. The effort requires collaboration and his sources are complying. Link. Again, you have been warned that there might be a trigger for increased paranormal interactivity.

The oddity about that spontaneous interaction from Big Bird? His vocalizations were perfectly timed to coincide with my relating how he chimed in when I was reading the story about the haunting and again when I talked about Nicolette, the extremely haunted doll who is often on display during the Halloween ghost walks in Weston, Missouri.

I do have her picture and have shared it before but I always have to spend hours finding it. So no photo here. No doubt there is a good reason I don’t have a picture of the haunted Marilyn Monroe doll someone re-homed for me. Oh, look, the price has gone up. Link.

Infamous Haunted Dolls. Six I have no desire to encounter. Source. At least one of those dolls has an Instagram account. Link.

Blackjack Battlefield Episode 1

Recapping my visit and all of the research that introduction triggered, the site represents a unique location – a confluence for multiple events noted for having a tremendous influence on US history. Sources for this content are in the links.

I have written 3 previous blog posts that provide context for my involvement in this video series. Way more than I had any idea would be necessary but the links kept coming.

History at this site is connected to the Civil War, Indigenous tribe resettlement, Santa Fe Trail and Underground Railroad travelers. Kansas was centrally located and crisscrossed by multiple pre-colonial indigenous groups and explorers. Lacking a common language and methods of transcribing and or archiving information for retrieval (or deviating from the commonly accepted and agreed upon narrative), some stories may yet exist in relative obscurity within historically disenfranchised populations.

Part 1. Link. Part 2. Link. Part 3. Link. Free State Horror Stories four part video series includes ghost stories from Gettysburg.

The conflict at Black Jack Battlefield was part of Bleeding Kansas, considered a catalyst for the Civil War.

Resident ghosts share the same frequency of that era and resonate with their companion battlefield sites. Gettysburg and Antietam battles produced horrific numbers of fatalities and casualties.

23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. [With the prerequisite Union Military win.] Official date: January 1, 1863.

The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

Result: “The Proclamation announced the acceptance of black men into the Union Army and Navy, enabling the liberated to become liberators. By the end of the war, almost 200,000 black soldiers and sailors had fought for the Union and freedom.

Equality? Not so fast. Voting Rights: Voting Rights Act of 1965 secured voting rights for adult citizens of all races and genders in the form of federal laws that enforced previous amendments.” Link.

When you review the historical documents and news accounts of the time, horror on the battlefield is an accurate description and most likely an understatement. That history is written. Include supernatural casualties and all become joined. A history they are trying to advise us not to repeat. Introduction: Season 3, Episode 1.

Main site for Free State Horror Stories. Link.

Reincarnation – Civil War imprints, patterns, shadows, overlays, threads and echoes

Evidence of reincarnation shows that religion, nationality and ethnic affiliation can change from one incarnation to another. Most conflicts and wars are based on differences in these cultural markers of identity. Evidence of reincarnation can mitigate conflicts based on differences.” – Walter Semkiw, MD, Reincarnation Researcher, Website.

Born Again: Reincarnation Cases Involving Evidence of Past Lives, with Xenoglossy Cases Researched by Ian Stevenson, MD, Amazon.

My Interview with Walter – Role reversal in Heaven. The Cat in charge. Link.

Thank you to JM Debord for the introduction. Impeccable timing on this one. Coming up, first week of November 2022, an interview with Jeffery Keene, one of Walter’s outstanding cases. His most recent book: Fire in the Soul: Reincarnation from Antietam to Ground Zero, Amazon.

Confederate General John B. Gordon and Jeffrey J. Keene

“Never before have I run across such concrete evidence of reincarnation. Great book, the pictures are indeed haunting…the resemblance…very uncanny.” – Laura M. Wandrie, New Age Journal

His story was featured in the Proof Positive TV series: Link.

Synchronicity is a wonder. Note the timing and his note in the summary for the book: “I had never given reincarnation much thought, nor had I ever seen a psychic, but both of these elements came together one Halloween night.” Jeffery Keene

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