Just a quick little note to wish you all a very Happy Halloween….. Blessed Samhain… Dia de los Muertos, All Saints Day…. however you choose to celebrate this weekend… be safe, be blessed and enjoy!
Since Wednesday, my son and I carved a couple of fun jack-o’-lanterns and baked some yummy salted pumpkin seeds! I even infused several pine cones with cinnamon essential oil to welcome the warm fragrance throughout our home. Tomorrow, we’ll be attending a local festival followed by an evening of watching a spooky movie or two. Not only is this a jovial time of year, to me it’s also quite special, spiritually. So, from our home to yours…. much love and light!
Hear are the awesome jack-o’-lanterns that my son and I carved and the yummy salted pumpkin seeds that we baked!
And here’s a video that I’ve discovered titled, Halloween Around The World. Wanted to share it with all of you…. I found it to be rather interesting… 🙂
Often tiny little things occur that make us reminisce about days of old. The sound of someone’s laughter, the aroma of a favorite dish or even the discovery of a family heirloom can bring back memories of yesteryear.
Sometimes it makes me wonder if these little happenings are actually the result of messages being sent from the other side. A form of communication from our loved ones who have moved onto the afterlife. The reason why I’m bringing all this up is because a few days ago I found tucked away in my jewelry, a beautiful butterfly necklace that my mother had given me many years ago. A piece that I hadn’t worn for quite a while. I was so excited by its finding that I quickly snapped its photo and sent the photo to my mother. She was happy to know that I still had it because the necklace originally belonged to her for years before she decided to pass it down to me.
My mother reminded me that at the time of purchase, she also bought a similar butterfly necklace for her mother. That’s when I remembered that after my grandmother’s passing, when my mom gave me her necklace, she had also given me my grandmother’s necklace, but where could it have gone to? It had been years since I had seen it. I had no idea until a couple of days passed when I was putting away some laundry. In my drawer sat a small lavender colored box that I hadn’t looked into for a really long time. Then, I got this strong urge to open the box. And guess what I found when I did? The butterfly necklace that my mother had bought my grandmother so many years ago! I was elated, couldn’t believe my eyes! What a discovery because I wasn’t even looking for it. But I couldn’t resist the unexpected urge to look inside the box.
Was it my grandmother’s way of sending a message, a sweet little “hello” perhaps? Who knows….. some people may chalk it up to coincidence, but not me, I don’t believe in coincidence. Life is full of surprises, from the mundane to the miraculous. It all depends on one’s perception on how extraordinary they truly are.
A personal side of me, I like a quiet life. I work full-time as a contractor for California Psychic’s. I’m a Reverend High Priestess of the old Stregerian religion (Italian witchcraft). I’m a mom and a wife. I enjoy writing, photography, cooking, and sowing. I have a cat named Salem. I graduated from Argosy University with a master degree of Forensic Psychology & my undergrad was Behavioral Psychology and Organized Business Management.
At what age did you discover your gifts and how have they impacted your life?
When I was a child I always played with pretend friends. I had no idea they were spirits, or angels. When I was older, I realized that there was life after death and I had been “different” & “aware” of spirit all along. I grew up with my father’s side of the family Roman Catholic and my ma’s side was very spiritual. My Ma, Gram, & Great Gram had the “site”.
You’ve appeared on the television channels: The Syfy Channel, Lifetime, A&E and The Bio Channel. What’s that been like for you?
I first appeared on A&E My Ghost Story because my house was haunted and my family was terrorized but what dwelled inside of The Bellaire House. We lost our home to 2 flash floods and were homeless. FEMA came to the flood zone, assessed what was left of our home, and a few weeks later gave us $25k to rebuild our lives. I was at work and found 1699 Belmont Street on line. I called the realtor, that same day I met the realtor to look at it and signed a promissory note on the fire place. The next day the realtor called and accepted the bid. Two weeks later we moved in.
I didn’t notice anything paranormal about the Bellaire House because I was so mind strong on getting a stabilized home for my kids and our five-year-old black & white pit bull Bella. I just wanted a home. If there was anything paranormal about the home I didn’t feel it or allow myself to tune into it. I was on a mission to reach stability and rebuild our lives.
Shortly after we moved in I was a asleep on the couch and I felt the cushion go down- like someone was sitting down at my side. I opened my eyes and saw a gray figure of a man, he was transparent, he was thin, facial hair, and he wore a hat. I sat up and screamed, “Who are you?” He stood up, walked into the foyer and vanished. That was the first profound experience I had inside the Bellaire House.
You’re the author of 1699 Belmont Street, A Portal to Hell. Can you give everyone a description of what your book is about?
Yes, I’m the author of this book. The book is about living inside a extreme haunted house. It is a very personal, heart wrenching story about how my family was separated because of the hauntings inside the Bellaire House. It also tells the story how Mike & Amanda McCalsister with Ohio Valley Paranormal Research Society collected data to help me identify what we were dealing with. I wrote the book for the next homeowners of 1699 Belmont Street. After I was held down to the bed, pushed down the steps, and Bella was thrown against the wall. I left the home and filed bankruptcy on the Bellaire House. When the legal matters were over, I felt free of the Bellaire House for about a week. The Bellaire Code Enforcer called me and told me I needed to come back from Boston to Bellaire to take care of the Bellaire House. Jim Chase, the Bellaire Code Enforcer said I still owned the house, the Belmont County Auditor didn’t want it, the Bank didn’t want it and squashed the debt due to it being haunted and gave me the house back. I had to leave the life I started in Salem, MA and come back to Belmont County. I have been stuck here all this time dealing with the Bellaire House. Getting back to the book- I wrote it to give the next family a heads up. I never imagined I would still carry the attachments to the house or the book would go viral. I seriously wanted a “normal” life without paranormal or hauntings. I wanted to raise my kids, bake cupcakes and be a wife & mother.
Where can readers purchase their very own copy of 1699 Bellmont Street, A Portal to Hell?
Also if you google “1699 Belmont Street, A Portal to Hell” by Kristin Lee on Amazon, Barnes & Nobel you can find it.
What’s the history of The Bellaire House and why is it so haunted?
We don’t have proof of the reason why it is haunted, but the history is this….
The house sits on a Leyline – that means there is a constant source of paranormal energy that goes in and out of the house. Researchers also discovered the Bellaire House sits on top of a coal mine portal where 42 men were killed in a explosion. Behind the house is a Native American burial and their caves- they practiced magick. In front of the house is the Ohio River.
As a team of researcher’s Chrissy Carter, Amanda McClasster and Mike McClasster found Jacob Heatherington, owner of the coal mine. When he died, he left it to Eliza (his daughter) she died in the dinning room. Her death record is in the book. Her brother was grieving her loss and moved into the house to be close to her. He hired mediums all over the USA to connect her to him. He became so fascinated with the afterlife he began studying seers and the art of mediumship. We believe he opened portals. Joe Estates closed the 11 portals 2.5 years ago. That night was super intense! I never want to live that again. But portals do not stay closed for long. Anyone can provoke spirits to manifest even after portals are closed or catholic rites are administered.
The last renter found a room where he confirmed that the Bellaire House was an Underground Railroad for the slaves.
There are rumors of it being a funeral home but that has never been confirmed. The French and Indian war was on this land too- Moundsville, WV is 8 miles from this location.
There is more….but you can learn about the rest of the story at the website:
I’m not sure what is going on in relation to the activity because I haven’t been in there in two years. However, Oct 2, 2015 Moonlite Paranormal Society was the first team inside the home in 3-4 years. They were supposed to stay until 7am but they texted me a little before mid night and said they were wrapping up. Chris Appis, the founder said the house was at its worse.
Actual text message from Chris:
“Hate to say it but we are done. We got 66.6 on the Mel meter and the wardrobe in the attic was almost pushed over on to Jason. And it suddenly got very heavy. Everyone is done except Sarah but I am not leaving her alone.”
The next day Chris reported this:
“I just wanted to let you know how we all are. Dawn says she is ok but had been really emotional. I get real nervous and scared when we talk about and I will get real shaky and my top lip will twitch. Trying to work thru it. I did talk to Jason and he said he is fine but he is in terrible pain on his left side and don’t know why. I have known him for 2 years and have never complained of any kind of pain. Rhonye said she is just void of energy no matter how many naps she has taken today. And I am not sure about Sarah. I have not heard from her since around noon and she was just getting ready to use her kosher salt and wanted to know what to do because she had never used it before. We told her she needed to do it when she got home but she didn’t until 10 hrs later. I don’t know if that matters or not.”
A few hours later Chris texted me this:
“Ok just heard from Rhonye and she was having some issues half way thru the night with her shoulders- said they were burning and felt like someone was squeezing her extremely hard. She ended up going to Med Express today because it still bothered her and they told her that she has a sprain in her neck and shoulders. I really, really hope Bishop Long can help. And everyone stays safe. It is gonna be very trying.”
The second part of that night was the disconnected lights in the attic turning on.
Ashely Anthony was bit by something inside the Bellaire House.
Anything malevolent ever happen to you while living there?
Pushed down the steps, held down to the bed, investigators have been bitten, had neck and shoulders sprained. My dog was thrown against the wall.
The Bellaire House is open for professional teams and private tours during the month of October. How can people contact you to schedule an event?
Actually, the Bellaire House is open all year round to teams of at least two years and para researchers. No one wants to buy the house being what it is and I can’t rent it out being what it is. Our para community needs the place to research more and learn about what we are dealing with. So, it is open all the time.
The Bellaire House will be undergoing a rite with Bishop Long. He will calm it but it will never remain calm due to people provoking. I DO NOT recommend provoking inside the Bellaire House. We welcome head strong spiritual warriors of God to come to the Bellaire House to learn and teach what they learn. The Bellaire House is a hot ticket right now….it is for sale as a business or residential. I want to walk away and have a semi “normal” life. My good friend Andrea Perron said “We will never have a “normal” life after the paranormal. Tell your story. “I’ll tell my story as long as I don’t have to go back inside the Bellaire House“. The second book is in the works. The stories inside the second book are far more terrifying than the experiences I wrote about into the first book. I undergo therapy 3 times a week because of a major injury triggered by possession of someone who spent time in the Bellaire House. The second book will be out October 2016- keep an eye on the Bellaire House FaceBook page and website for more details.
There are so many different types of equipment that one can use while conducting a paranormal investigation, even supposedly fully equipped ghost hunting kits that claim to have everything one needs. Interesting…. do these kits come with an unlimited supply of batteries? Ghosts are known to drain batteries for the energy. So, if these kits don’t come with batteries, they’re not fully equipped now are they? Just a random thought… 😉
Anywho, the pieces of equipment that an investigator can add to his/her collection can be quite impressive to say the least. The technology and research required to create such devices go way beyond my level of education. Such devices like a full spectrum digital camera that can be used to capture videos and photos. Another one is the Ghost Box Ovilus that “converts environmental readings into real words”. Then, there are Rem Pods that detect energy disturbances and fluctuations. And, there’s even digital thermometers that are created to locate temperature changes. The list goes on and on with the various tools that one can use in hunting the paranormal. Pendulums and divining rods are a couple of other ones as well. The routine and methods used are as unique as the investigator conducting the investigation.
Here is where I want some interaction. From you, the daring individuals who aren’t afraid to go out and search for the unknown. Tell me, share with us all, what’s YOUR favorite piece of equipment to use while investigating the spectral realm? And why?