The staff members that work on the Ghost Walk each year are gearing up once again. Today we had our first official meeting to plan this year’s Ghost Walk. You may ask why I am telling you this so soon. The last two months we have been getting calls and having patrons stop by to put their names on the list. As always we do not take names until October 1st of each year.
We are hoping to do things a little differently this year. Several changes will be made to the schedule for your convenience. First we are having two separate walks. The first will be on Saturday October 22nd and the second on Saturday October 29th. Each session will have four one hour walks, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. You will need to sign up for one session only due to high demand. As always once the sign-up sheets are full we will take names for a callback list.
Because there usually are around 100 people per evening strict guidelines will be made and enforced.
We allow cell phones as long as they are placed on mute or silent mode. You are allowed to record with cell phones, digital recorders, camcorders, etc. You do ask that you share any and all evidence you find with us so that we too can share the information in the Ghost Log and on the High Spirits: Ghost Log Blog.
Attendees are asked to respect each other and act accordingly. Try to keep all talking low so that those recording are better able to gather evidence. By being better organized and following the guidelines we hope that we will all have a great time and we are all able to capture great evidence.
To view previous evidence and listen to the evps or electronically voice phenomenon go to the search box at the top of this page and type in “evp”. A list of all the articles that I have posted with evps with appear.
Remember no names will be taken until October 1st. Mark your calendars and send a reminder to yourself.
For more information call 307-875-3615.
Not long ago someone I know came to me with his newest ghost story. He said he was home alone, sitting in his computer room. He had been doing some things on the computer for a while and was concentrating pretty hard. Suddenly out of the corner of his eye he saw a movement. He said it took him a second to figure that it was not a “normal something”.
What he described was a ball of light about the size of a beach ball, floating in the air about eye level. It was continually moving, but slowly. It drifted past him quietly, with no sound, into the next room and it disappeared. He was rattled for a minute. He said he had never seen anything like it before.
After a bit of time had passed he went back to work on his computer not knowing what else to do. Again, once he started concentrating on what he was working on he saw something out the corner of his other eye, but this time it came from up high by the ceiling. He reports that it floated downwards and past him then over to the kitchen and just by the refrigerator. At this point the object changed shape by stretching long and then disappeared.
J. V. and several of his friends have come to me with stories of him home. This is not the first story I have heard. It is a very old house. He has only been the house for about 4 years. He first came to me telling tales of hearing voices late at night. Sometimes there was a strong male voice. At one point a lady friend was staying over and she too heard the voices and woke him asking what was going on. This actually happened several times with no answers. Later his brother stayed for a time and he said there were spirits in the house. The brother seems to be a bit of a sensitive.
Later in time another friend came to live in the house and he also had reports. He stated to me that one night he had been working late. He was very tired. While laying in bed trying to relax and fall asleep he noticed that a shadow crossed past his door. The door was closed and you could see just a hint of light underneath, but it was getting blocked out by someone or something. He at first thought that J. V. had gotten up and was doing something in the living room outside his door. It occurred to him that he had not heard the squeaking of the hinges on J. V.’s door if it were him. Next he heard the door knob rattle as if someone was trying to get in. It is a very old door knob and is the type that would make a lot of noise if touched. He knew it would not have bee J. V. The next morning he spoke to J. V. and indeed he had not gotten up and had not tried the door knob.
Other reports J. V. has made to me have been that he had walked down the basement steps and suddenly felt what felt like a hand push against his chest and stop him. This too rattled him a bit and he decided he did not need to do laundry that day, it could wait. Next he also had a door knob rattle when no one was around. Another time he was standing in his house alone and he heard a low male voice just say “Joe” which is his name. Needless to say this one got his attention. He was very unnerved.
He has a five year old daughter and she has only reported one thing, that she has a ghost in her closet. He says most parents would not listen to their child and ignore the report. He thinks he just might listen.
We are hoping to have one of the Ghost Hunter groups I am in contact with come and do a Ghost Hunt. If they do come and investigate I will try to get information and share.
Do you have a good ghost story??????
Be sure to mark your calendars for the new
Ghost Walk Evidence Reveal.
This is your chance to see and hear the evidence that was gathered at the Ghost Walk of 2010. Also you will have the chance to meet and speak with a professional ghost hunting group that is an affiliate of TAPS, PI Team of Utah.
Don’t miss it!!!
Our friends at the CFAC (Community Fine Arts Center) graciously came forward with details of their own ghost stories. Rumors have surfaced from time to time that they had seen, smelt, and hear things that go bump, but not always in the night.
In the eleven years Debora and I have worked here at the CFAC we have experiences a number of strange phenomenon. About a month after we started longtime patrons began dropping by and commenting that the atmosphere in the CFAC felt lighter, warmer and more welcoming. Several of them were very insistent that it felt very different in the gallery, although all we had done was some deep cleaning and rearranging the art to hang even more of it. I believe the spirits here were happy with the new direction the gallery was taking and expressed that through a lightening of the mood here. We have our share of odd things, lights, phones, and computers with issues, but the building is from the 1920’s so that’s to be expected. The majority of excitement is more sensory than physical.
Debora’s little dog, Ziggy, had accompanied her to work one day and saw something that interested her. When she woke up from a nap Ziggy made a bee line to a corner of the gallery and stood looking at the same spot cocking her head first one way and then the other. Ziggy never barked or made any distress sounds, but clearly though she saw something and would look to Debora and back to the spot as though to say “See Mom? Who is that right there?”
I have for years smelled men’s cologne and cigar smoke throughout the gallery, not all the time, not in the same spot, and never when we have had patrons in the gallery. Sometimes others can smell it, and it usually lasts half an hour or better. The smell gradually sneaks up on me, by the time I realize I can smell cigar smoke and comment on it I realize I have already been smelling it for a while. I believe it is a former CFAC Director who was, according to his wife, a big fan of both items!
There seem to be a number of shadow people around both the CFAC and Rock Springs Library as well. I catch people out of the corner of my eye or when I glance up from typing and lo and behold there is never a live body there. I have most recently half seen a young girl in the doorway between the CFAC and Library. She reminded me of a grade school girl from the 1930’s in pigtails and a drop waist dress with a sailor collar even though all I saw was a shadow in the doorway.
Debora and I are not afraid of the spirits here, they have not been threatening to date. I try to acknowledge that I have seen them or felt their presence aloud when it happens; I think they appreciate the confirmation!
Special thanks to Jennifer Messer and Debra Soule for sharing their stories.
For general information about the CFAC please visit http://www.cfac4art.com/.
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