“Our Night at the Myrtles Plantation”

Our night at the Myrtles Plantation

(***A true paranormal encounter experienced by paranormal investigators, Lori and Brian Davies of NWA Ghost Connection.***)

 

 

John Winters Room

3 p.m. check in, we arrived at 2 p.m. anxious to get there and excited about crossing off a bucket list item. Brian bought me a night at the Myrtles for my 50th birthday gift. He knew it was on a list of things I wanted to do since I was nineteen. We purchased some things in the gift shop and checked in. We were taken to the house to see our room and my gift kicks in as the door opens. At the top of the stairs I was greeted by a woman who appeared to be in mourning. She was in a black dress with a veil coming down over her face. I was taken a back by her but proceeded up the large staircase that led into the house to our room. The young lady who showed us to our room politely stated all the rules of the house and then opened our door and handed Brian the keys. Our night began.

We walked in and acquainted ourselves with the room, all the while this woman standing in our doorway. I asked Brian if he had seen or sensed anything. He said how weird it was, the water started dripping in the tub and he tried to turn the water off, but it was tightly off (weird). We had a quick, odd moment and he left to go get our luggage for the night. I sat in the chair in the corner watching her and when alone I asked her what her name was and she replied, “Sara M Bradford”, and then walked in a little girl who stood along side her in a pretty, little blue dress and blondish-brown hair. I assumed had some relation to her, but the child wouldn’t speak to me. 

I heard a commotion in the hall and stuck my head out when I encountered another employee of the Myrtles and I asked her if I could ask her a question, she replied sure and came into the room. I then asked her if she had heard of this Sara or knew of her or was my being a medium allowing everyone to come through. She took two steps back and asked me, Sara? I replied, yes, she is standing right there pointing towards the door, she said her name was Sara M Bradford. The lady looked at me and smiled and said you are the first one who has called her that. I responded, called her what, Sara? She said no, calling her by her maiden name, Bradford. The employee then said her name was Sara Matilda Bradford Woodruff and her father built the Myrtles. 

After some light conversation she invited me to do a private tour, with me being a physical medium she wanted me to walk the home and tell them what I could see and hear along with feel. I agreed because I was curious about her story and why she was so sad. As the night went on I ended up hurting my knee and had a difficult time walking, so of course I couldn’t walk the house and I wonder to this very day if that was the plan the whole time. During the night in our room the curtain continuously moved on just one side, the chandelier rotated back and forth and then my fan got knocked over against the wall which created a level of uneasiness. At this time I pulled out our infrared camera and began to take pictures and, what do you know, there she was in all her glory. My husband ran downstairs to talk to the tour guide and showed her the photo and, what do you know, she identified her as Sara. 

They were so excited to see this photo and sad I could not do my private walk and as they were all looking at this photo I took I was settling in to sleep because I was in pain from my knee. Brian came back up and we took several videos of the excitement in our room and then decided to sleep so I could rest before the long drive home. Well, the night was crazy as around 2 a.m. I saw a man at the foot of our bed dressed in confederate attire and just starring at me. I was unnerved and asked him what he wanted, which was when I began to taste blood and have stomach issues and he pointed at the wall and disappeared, well…..that was interesting, and the footsteps and humming I heard all night made it difficult to sleep. 

As day break rose, I was seriously done at this point and Brian woke up and I needed to leave, with all the energies in that home, lack of sleep, hurt knee, I think I had seen enough of the house for this trip. I have since promised to go back to walk the house for the woman and send them a copy of my photo so they can share my night with Sara. All I could gather from her was how sad she was for all her loss of children, father, and husband. She just did not get to live how she wanted. The humming was from the room we stayed in which was the old nursery, go figure… all in all, it was a sleepless night, but I do recommend the stay just for the interaction with the spirit world. The John Winters room was definitely a hit on my night. 

Lori Davies – Founder                                                                                                        NWA Ghost Connection

 

 

 

 

(Photograph courtesy of Lori Davies, Founder of NWA Ghost Connection.)

Interview with empath/soul treader, Kelen

Today I’m welcoming empath/soul treader, Kelen, owner of http://www.unwanted-around.com/. Thank you, Kelen for stopping by!

 

 

Tell us about yourself.

I’m 38 years old, born in the east of France, I’m living in Canada since 3 years 1/2 now. As a lonely child, I was very calm and scared like hell about almost everything, I always thought the song “Fear of the Dark” had been written for me…Later, I studied psychology, learned about occult sciences, paranormal, stepped into meditation, Zen, crystals, cards, auras, Buddhism, symbols and dreams analysis almost ten years ago, I developed my empathic accuracy that works now with people, animals and houses.
I was raised in a catholic family and attended private catholic schools, nobody asked my opinion at that time, I rejected all kinds of religion and found myself in what I call “a way of mind and soul” with Buddhist philosophy. I discovered my psychic empathy very young, without really knowing about it… life of a souls treader…

 

 

Your website is called Unwanted, http://www.unwanted-around.com/. What was the driving force behind its creation?

 
At the beginning I didn’t even think about sharing my “gift” or helping people, I wasn’t sure about my feelings, if it was real or a trick played by my mind… First, I had to be sure that I wanted to deal with this part of me almost everyday, and then with people. I waited many years before I finally let myself in and use social media… I don’t like “clichés” and stereotypes as I use on my website, but sometimes you need to put popular words on what you’re dealing with. I don’t like to talk about ghosts or evil or spirits, those come from our fears, our ignorance about the unknown… for me it’s residual or intelligent energies, bad or good, stuck in our world or able to travel by vortex or portal. My strength is that I’m very comfortable with the two sides: very good or very bad, in bright light or darkness, life or death… duality is my soul mate in a perfect balance.
Unwanted sounds right to me, because everybody is afraid of the unknown, being disturbed by those kind of energies could be really unwanted… and I found it “catchy” 🙂

 

 

On your site you mention how you can feel the energies of the unexplained. What has that been like for you and how would you consider this ability, good or bad?

I guess it’s a family story, mixed with gypsy blood and bohemian origins on my father’s side, my great grandmother was a natural healer, the village “shaman”, her daughter was a tarot reader and passionate about occult sciences, my dad does astrology and has a very strong intuition…I grew up in Europe where houses can be 1000 years old, carrying a lot of energies and stories inside ..when I was younger I wasn’t sure about my perception, if it was a gift or a curse! It took me a few years before talking about it and starting to help people… Empaths are awake about their environment, energies, vibes… when you realize there’s something “different” inside you, you need to understand, it’s like learning a new language. For me now it’s having a kind of a permanent decoder and be able to “feel, hear and see” what’s behind.

 

 

Mind sharing with us some of your experiences and were they frightening or positive in nature, or maybe even both?

There’s two side on the coin, not more. Good or bad, light or darkness, positive or negative…
We have to deal with nice people or very bad people in life, residual or intelligent energies are alike.

I have a few stories and good or bad memories, but it’s usually good and positive experiences… especially with people I meet.
A funny one was the owners of a 200 year old house. They were sure that something wrong was moving the furniture and accessories in the house. It was an intelligent energy (precedent owner) who disagreed with the new decoration of the house, when I asked them if they wanted me to clean the house and make this entity leave, they said “no it’s not necessary, you know we get use to it and it’s very friendly, can she just not be upset every time we change furniture?”

Sad stories are connected with bad endings… violent death like suicide, alcohol trouble, violence, murder… the perfect cocktail to have residual energies.
I’ve never been physically attacked, but psychologically reached, destabilized a few times and scared… I had few experiences when I’ve been talked to, it always comes out of nowhere…

The last very sad one was a couple months ago when I was visiting a brand new shop of a friend of mine but in an old location. Everything was ok until I went to the back store. sadness took me down, I would throw up and cry immediately. I had to leave the room to feel better. I did the back and forward three times, same reaction… I finally found out what it was… a young woman, probably in her 30’s died, after sexual assault…
It took a medium and another souls treader to handle this case… I still have shivers every time I think about this place…

 

 

Also on your site you talk about the symptoms of having the presence of unwanted energies. What are some of the signs that people may experience?

There’s a lot of different signs, beside the water vs electrical problem (being watch sensation) or telluric fault (earth fault who can provide weird feeling) you may have those few experiences:
– You hear footsteps, tapping, or bumps
– You frequently experience cold spots, or a room temperature dramatically drops.
– You hear voices, music, or smells such as perfume or cigar smoke, or feel being touched somewhere on your body.
– You see shadows move across the room, or out of the corner of your eye.
– You often feel that you’re being watched or get that chilling feeling that makes your hair on your arms stand up.
– Items or furniture in your home move, disappear, then reappear frequently.
– Electrical appliances and/or lights turn on or off by themselves
– You see orbs, flashes of light, or mists.
– You or your kid see an apparition, your pets have a weird behavior
– You have a bad feeling or feeling anxious, nauseous in specific spots of the house.
– Or you simply moved to a new house and you want to be sure that it’s clean from negatives energies.

 

 

You even discuss dreams and symbols analysis. Share with everyone a little about that.

We spend almost one third or half of our lives asleep. I realized how important messages, symbols or others secrets in our lucid dreaming could be. The analysis is not a simple act as opening a dream dictionary and finding the meaning. Environment, feelings, sensations, people, light, location… every single part and details of the dream are related with the most important thing: symbols.
The most helpful way to understand is the analysis of these symbols hidden in the dreams. There’re strong messages in our unconscious life during the night, and some affect the daily one…
It took me a few years of research, analysis to understand my own dreams, now to provide advice and interpretations for people, reminds me how powerful dreams are in our spiritual leader life.
Tell me what you dream about, I’ll tell you who you are and where you’ll go!

 

 

Tell us about the types of services you provide and how can people contact you?

I do dream analysis as a consultant, you can reach me by phone or email, give me a few lines about your dream and I will provide a complete file with analysis, symbols and meaning.
For my principal “activity” it’s very simple: contact me by email, I will after a short interview and analysis, set an appointment at your place. I will walk around the house and let you know about my feelings.
If necessary, and only if, I will start a ritual:
– Cleansing complete house
– Cleansing owners / tenants
– Psychic protection and blessing
– Advice.
As you said earlier, I have my own website (home made) and I’m active on Twitter, Facebook, and recently (thanks to you) on wordpress..

 

 

What’s your advice when dealing with unwanted energies?

It’s very special, don’t try by yourself or with people who think they know. It’s almost like you’re sick and you want to cure yourself…
Stay away from internet advice, usually it’s the best way to make it worse.
Ghost Hunters are very popular, but beside the fact they want proof and a lot of views on youtube, they don’t really provide help, it’s more a hobby than anything else. I have a lot of respect for them, but as people can see in those “shows” when it starts to be excessively strong or powerful they ask for help! Mediums, psychics or souls treaders are the most qualified to do something really efficient and provide real help.
It could be a nice debate for a next interview : Ghost Hunters vs Souls treaders… at least we are powered by the same energy: the unknown! 🙂

Being respectful and well protected is the key. When those energies are very bad, malicious and powerful, only strong minds can avoid them. Another major risk: bringing it back with you…
A little tip: Think about cleaning yourself before and after, and believe!

 

 

Any positive words of wisdom?

As it’s written on my website, I’m grateful for every blessing the Universe has and will ever create for me!
I would like to sincerely thank you for your interest and your kindness!
Namaste.

 

 

 

 

Unwanted

Interview with Kristin Lee

Today I’m welcoming intuitive spiritual medium, reiki master and author, Kristin Lee. Thank you, Kristin for stopping by!

 

 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Here is my website
http://highpriestesskristinlee.webs.com/

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”.

kristin

 

 

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?

http://thebellairehouse.webs.com/

There is a link there.

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:

Website
http://thebellairehouse.webs.com/

Like us on FB
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bellaire-House/655127954523675

The Event Oct 9th with Bishop Long
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=RQBNiZ6tQDE

Past EVP’s
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=RQBNiZ6tQDE

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.”

https://www.facebook.com/MoonlightParanormalSociety

 

 

What has been some of the most compelling evidence captured at the house?

The Ghost Box session when the spirit said “Hi Kristin.”

http://youtu.be/kE-5IwsBoNo

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.

Find us here…

http://thebellairehouse.webs.com/

Like us on FB
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bellaire-House/655127954523675

 

 

Any words of wisdom you’d care to share?

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.

 

 

kristin lee