A Board Known As The Ouija

The night was calm, dark and still. To this day, I remember it extremely well. However, many a year ago, it was a Saturday, a horror story of bold. Two other girls and I, together we were three, collected around a board known as the Ouija. Slowly, we placed our fingertips upon a small piece of wood called the planchette, dreading impending moments of regret, with fears of memories we wouldn’t forget.

With bated breath we deeply inhaled, then proceeded to ask things in great detail. For with the hereafter we wanted to converse, in a series of questions that were unrehearsed, like “is there anyone here?” and “how did you die?”. Then seconds later we got a reply. As scary as it was we were told “yes”. One simple word that made us become speechless. For we weren’t the ones who had replied, it was quite obvious by the fear in our eyes.

We continued with questions of more and we were answered with terror galore. With whom we had reached from the other side, was trying to come through with nothing to hide. Their answers were clear and their actions then too, for they were knocking over candles in the adjoining room. A room unoccupied with only a dim glow except for the entity’s unwanted show. Their presence was felt with heavy intent and we three girls were starting to resent unleashing this darkness that wasn’t fervent.

We stopped that night all due to fright and quickly put the board away locked up and tight. Our hearts raced without skipping a beat from what we had just witnessed that made the facts concrete. And even though it’s been so many years since that night with the swelling of tears, never again in front of me has there ever been another board known as the Ouija.

 

(A poem by Sheila Renee Parker inspired by one of her actual                                                                         paranormal experiences.)

 

 

 

 

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“Spooky Random Fact: #13”

“Spooky Random Fact: #13”

“Yes”… “No”…. The spirits will tell you so, or do they really even know?

The Spirit Board, more commonly known as the Ouija Board, actually is based from the American 19th century obsession with spiritualism which is the belief that the deceased can communicate with the living and vice versa. On a scary note, many people believe that by using a Ouija Board, one can open doors leading into the gates of Hell, allowing demonic beings into our own world. After people use the board, several report hearing strange noises, seeing dark shadows, witnessing objects move mysteriously without reason and some extreme cases even claim experiencing possession from what they believe they brought through the “portal” or “opening” of the Ouija Board.

It’s not just a game. Once you’ve played with one, your life may never be the same. For you’ve been forewarned, what lies beyond the ghostly door shouldn’t be opened with a Ouija Board.

Read more at Ouija Board ~ a.k.a. Spirit Boards

 

 

 

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“Spooky Random Fact: #11”

“Spooky Random Fact: #11”

Fear cemeteries? Wait, no way… not me!!

Hmmm…. The fascination of cemeteries, graves, headstones, gargoyles…. etc. etc…. To many, they are quite attracted to such places. Why? Well, to me (and yes, I am one of those who find these macabre locations to be rather intriguing.) there’s something serene about the atmosphere. I am at such peace when I am at a cemetery. Which, if one truly thinks about it, should be comforting to know that the dead are “resting in peace”. After all, I am an empath and can feel the deceased’s energy. 😉

Did you know that there is actually a name for this curious allure? It’s referred to as coimetromania. According to an online definition, it’s simply defined as “An abnormal attraction to and desire to visit cemeteries.” There are many, many people with this interest. And I’m sure that with each individual, their reasoning is just as unique as they are……

 

Find out more by reading….. A Grave Attraction

 

 

 

 

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“Spooky Random Fact: #10”

“Spooky Random Fact: #10”

“It’s the safest place in the world to be.” So often I hear this when it comes to the reference of cemeteries. Why? People always tell me it’s because the dead are not a part of the living any longer and it’s impossible for them to inflict harm to anyone. Then why is there such terror in the hearts of the individuals who suffer from coimetrophobia?

Coimetrophobia is the fear of cemeteries. Those who live with this phobia say that when they are in or around cemeteries, they experience shortness of breath, bodily shakes and breaking out in a sweat, just to name a few. More severe cases even experience heart palpitations and a sense of temporary paralyzation, preventing the sufferer to move. In fact, some people are so terrified by cemeteries that they avoid them all together!

 

Fascinating stuff, huh?! I know it intrigues me….. 😉

 

Read more at A Grave Fear

 

 

 

 

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Interview with Bobbi Riesling

Today I’m welcoming Bobbi Riesling. She’s a resident of a home with a very haunted history. Thank you, Bobbi for stopping by!

 

 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was born in California and lived there as a child and eventually moved to the Middle East. My father worked for the government and the military, so in 1977 we moved to   Tehran, Iran. We were there until the end and we were on the last flight out. Then, we went back to California and later moved to Saudi Arabia in 1982. Stayed there for 5 years and eventually went back to California. Needless to say, I’ve been around the world 4 times and I have experienced many cultures which probably led to me being the way I am.

 

 

Why the paranormal?

As for the paranormal it’s always been a part of my life in one way or another. I remember at the age of 7 I had a friend tree. In my mind, she was a female and I used to talk to her everyday and bring her gifts. To me it was totally normal. I guess even then I knew things were much deeper than what we perceive, not to mention my entire family going back generations have always dealt with the paranormal, we all have gifts.  Every single house that I have lived in has had activity, so it’s just a part of our life.

 

 

You live in a haunted house. Care to share some of your paranormal experiences?

As for my experiences, things did not become really strong until my parents bought the house in Georgia, moving from Maryland. A couple of weeks before they moved, they were here in Maryland and kept getting phone calls from a security system telling them there was movement inside the new home. This would be the beginning. After they moved in, the activity increased. It started out as sounds like moving furniture, then became smells and a fluctuation in temperature which then became stronger and became physical after my brother passed in that very home, and yes the paranormal sped up his death. I spent a lot of time there, traveling from Maryland and staying at the house with my parents. It seems when my mother and I are together in the home, the activity is off the charts. We both have been physically attacked, my mother more than I. My one experience was a violation. My mother seems to be the main target of this particular evil spirit and she has been thrown down the stairs, scratched, bit, hit, and that continues to this day. My father has been attacked as well. He had an accident in the garage which severed his wrist artery and I was there, and luckily got him to the hospital in time. There are several portals in the home as well. Even the animals have been affected and we did lose one dog. We have seen many shadow people, a lot of orbs, weird visual disturbances. I have taken hundreds of pictures and a lot of video to back that up.

 

 

What’s the history behind the house’s paranormal activity?

As for the history of the place, we did learn many years ago that the home was on the property of the Bel-Air Plantation which was the biggest plantation in the area and it was owned by a very evil man who had around 400 slaves. The man’s name was William Crawford and that home later burnt down, but everyone survived.

 

 

Have you sought out any kind of assistance with the cleansing of the entities? And if so, what were the results?

We have gotten help. We have had 3 teams separate come and investigate and clean, which led to being on The Dead Files TV show, season 10: episode six titled, Return of the Dammed. The last time we had one out after being on the show came and helped, but it didn’t work. Unfortunately, we have different opinions and they think they did a good job in only 2. Unfortunately, ego got in the way. I can honestly say we were taken advantage of, it cost us $650 with absolutely no follow up, no checking on us, nothing.   At this point, all ghost hunting teams have left a bad taste in my mouth.

 

 

How has the paranormal affected you and your family living in the house?

This has deeply affected my family and still does to this day. We keep experiencing negative energies and yes, it has caused a rift in the family, and we are all very affected. Imagine seeing or hearing things and not knowing if it’s good or bad?

 

 

What would you say to a skeptic who may be in question in regards to the ghostly realm?

My words to any skeptic, “the door is open, come and stay-a-while!!”

 

 

Any words of wisdom you’d care to share?

My words of wisdom are, the world is not black-and-white and there is definitely more to it than meets the eye. This whole experience has opened my 3rd eye and I continue to work on my abilities. And I now want to help others. There are definitely spirits, they are just us only transitioned. Since my brother has passed, I have gotten very close with him because he is always here and gives us signs every day. It is truly amazing that there is a beautiful white light-of-love in the center of all this darkness. Never under estimate your loved ones. This story crosses from Georgia to Maryland. The activity is also with us. We attract the other side, so we are dealing not only with what is on the ground, but also with us.

 

 

 

 

One, Two, Three, Four… And Here’s To Many, Many More!!!

OMGosh…. Can you believe it?! At the end of this month will be four years since I created this site! Where has all the time gone? So many wonderful things have happened! I’ve had the awesome opportunity to meet tons of fascinating people, make amazing new friends and have had the honor to be a very special part in some pretty fantastic events! Last September I was a vendor at the Gulf Coast ParaCon in Biloxi, Mississippi. In November I attended the Paranormal Diaries Film Event in Sauk Centre, Minnesota and just this past weekend I was a vendor at the Society of Supernatural Convention in Wheeling, West Virginia (An upcoming article with photos about this trip will be published soon…. 😉 ).

And…. another event this coming November in New Orleans. Be sure to stay tuned for details about that one…. super exciting!!! Also, a quick SHOUT OUT to each and every single radio show that I’ve had the absolute honor to be a guest on!

All the while, staying busy working on my next novel and writing articles that you say you love! It is always such a pleasure receiving the positive feedback from all of you! I am extremely blessed every single day because of everyone, a big humongous THANK YOU!!!!

So, a VERY HAPPY 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY to sheilareneeparker.com and all of you for making it happen!!! TOGETHER WE ROCK!!!!!

~ Much Love & Light, Sheila ❤

 

 

 

 

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(Sheila Renee Parker. Author. Artist. Empath.)

The Foreboding Rider

A darkened figure upon a horse
travels headless on a course.
A course set out for a perilous goal
to seek for a dying’s weakened soul.

Its head, it carries under its arm,
void of humanity and all its charm.
On its face, a malicious grin
with beady eyes full of sin
that can see for miles and miles on end.

Its target, it calls their name out loud
even through the thickest crowd.
If it’s not one’s turn to die,
never look this creature in the eye
for with its spiny whip it’s quick to strike,
leaving one with blinded sight.

With flames aglow and footsteps gone,
lies the trail of the Dullahan…..

 

(Poem by Sheila Renee Parker)

 

 

 

 

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