Jan 03

Old Paranormal Investigations – Before PPSC

Old Haunted House, Indiana

Old Haunted House, Indiana

 

When I first started this blog, I was full of stories of our past paranormal research. This included all the wonderful clients and their spirits. I’m still full of stories so this time I’m going to relate an incident that occurred in July of 1981, in a private home in Lawrence County. At the request of the homeowners I will not divulge the address, but lets say it was southwest of Harrodsburg. Bob wasn’t in my life yet either, so I was going it alone at that time.

The house was a small 2 bedroom structure built around 1900 as a two room cottage, then had an added-on modernization in the early 50s. The house had a history of always being empty; residents never seemed to stay more than a year and occasionally, two years,. Then, it would be vacant for a year or two. Even with the history of short time residency, the structure had always been cared for and was a really cute house.

The clients were a  married couple in their late 30s, both employed. There were no children and no pets in the house. It was the wife (Elaine) who called me just after 2 weeks of residency to see if I could help determine what was in their house; Jim, the husband “had no experiences to talk about” but he obviously did have something paranormal happen to him. There was no fear on their part, just curiosity.

It started on the day they moved in. The cabinet doors in the kitchen would not stay shut. The magnetic catches seemed to be okay, but the doors kept popping open every time they left the room. The kicker was that if Elaine was home by herself, it didn’t happen. Jim seemed to set it off as soon as he opened the front door. I tried to debunk the doors opening by trying to connect it to the old hardwood plank floors, but that failed. Then we tried the opening of the front door and the possible change in air pressure or wind currents within the house, but they didn’t work out either. With all three possible answers debunked, we had to accept a paranormal reason for the cabinet doors opening when Jim was home.

There was a faint “man shaped” shadow which would pass through the  bedrooms and bathroom around 4-5pm. It was not known for sure if it happened every day, but if one of the residents happened to be home at that time, they would see it. Lucky me, I did observe it on several occasions. This seemed like a residual energy and I felt no feelings of a negative nature from the shadow. It was harmless to the living and was just moving around in his own little existence.

Are you familiar with a spirit called a Domovoi? It is a house spirit of Russian/Slavic tradition who was a former owner or resident of the house or property. Upon death, the spirit of the individual (the Domovoi) decided to stay around and take care of his home. By take care, I mean he protects the structure and land and even the residents from anyone or anything which could harm them. In almost all cases, the Domovoi is a good and is a wonderful spirit to have around. It is also a free spirit that is able to move around or leave as it wants.

Because the paranormal activity was harmless, I was sure that it was a Domovoi pulling the prank with the kitchen cabinet doors. He liked the wife, Elaine but was unsure of Jim, the husband. The timing of the shadow and it’s so-far harmless nature told me it was probably a former resident. Since it was moving through the add-on section of the two bedrooms, it was probably someone, a man, who lived there after 1950. I explained the Domovoi to Elaine and Jim and told them to talk to him; there was resistance from Jim, but Elaine was all for it. Since my hidden talent told me to tell them to call him Bill, that is just what they did.

After living there one month Elaine was by herself, in the bedroom folding laundry. She was not sleeping or even laying down; she was wide awake in the only air-conditioned room on the hot August day. At a few minutes after 4:00pm. she heard the locked front doors open and the sound of boots on the hardwood floors in the living room. The boots walked across the room, into the adjacent bedroom and into the bathroom. The steps stopped on the bathroom’s tiled floor.

Thinking it was Jim, she yelled to him and let him know she was in the master bedroom (door closed). She also welcomed him home and told him she loved him and was glad he was home an hour earlier than expected.. Since there was no answer from Jim, Elaine got up to check on him. No one was in any of the other rooms in the small house. The locked entrance doors she heard open were still closed and secured.

The house spirit was back. Elaine called me to let me know of this new development of booted footsteps at the time of day they had previously observed the shadow.

This was the last time any paranormal events occurred at the house while Jim and Elaine lived there. The couple lasted longer than most at 8 years, but a change in jobs required them to relocate, not the spirit. I think that the fact that Elaine welcomed the Domovoi “home” and told him she loved him gave the Domovoi the respect he had been looking for, so he was at peace with them as the new residents of his home.

After one month the activity had all stopped, even the shadow. I guess the Domovoi (Bill) became accepting of Jim. But…Bill sure loved Elaine!

After I was complete with my investigation, we checked the history of the house with some locals that were friends of ours and found out an interesting fact; a former resident of the house had passed away there about 30 years previous to Jim and Elaine purchasing the property. His name was Bill.

Hope you liked this! I do have more. The next blog will catch you up on recent Sasquatch research.

 

A special shout-out to Hunter, Ethan and Braydon! Love you guys!

Also – To the employees at Lou’s Restaurant near Quincy and Cloverdale, Indiana. Great food and service!    Tenderloin Sandwiches, onion Rings and Cinnamon Rolls, all homemade!  Yum!

Till next time,

Carol

Nov 30

Bigfoot Incidents From Central Indiana, Again!!

 Morgan-Monroe Forestry

                  Morgan-Monroe Forestry

Family Campgrounds at Morgan-Monroe Forestry

Family Campgrounds at Morgan-Monroe Forestry

 

We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. This is one of the most important holidays of the year to me and should be celebrated by all. Shame on the businesses that force their employee to work instead of spending the day with their family and friends!

Squatching has been the name of the game for most of us over the last six weeks. We have spent a lot of time in the Morgan-Monroe Forestry and in a research site near the small town of Quincy. In Morgan-Monroe, just a few days ago we hear one of the best Bigfoot roars I have ever heard. It was deep, very long and very loud and sounded off 2 times, and maybe a third. (Unfortunately someone with us decided to talk while the sounds were coming through the woods.)  It sure did quiet the coyotes!

In our research site southwest of Quincy there was exceptional activity over the last few months. This could be due to the fact that farmers have been removing the crops and stirring up the deer population in our area. Two dark brown or black creatures, estimated to be 7 to 8 feet tall and very hairy were observed by 3 individuals, over a period of 10-15 minutes, walking slowly across a field, approximately 400 feet (measured) from them. It was a very warm day, about 75 degrees, so the observers know for sure that they were not men in winter coats. One beast of the same description was observed later walking next to the creek behind the witnesses’ house. We have set out trail cameras, but so far there has only been the normal wild game for the area recorded. (Lots of Deer!)

Near our home is the Paragon Conservation Club. On the property is a private lake for use by the members and their guests. It sits in a forest setting with steep hills on three sides and a broad open yard where the dam sits. It is usually a nice quiet place to start a fire cook some hotdogs and relax while fishing or swimming. In May of this year, about 8:30 (dusk) one member and his family were fishing at the lake when a large rock was thrown into the water next to them. Immediately, all sounds commonly associated with a forest and lake in the early evening in south central Indiana ceased. The geese that had been in the water left and flew away from the lake. Since the family had a couple of small children with them, they also left immediately, frightened by the rock. There was no actual sighting of what threw the rock, but it had to be something big and very strong. The witnesses included the man and his wife and 2 children. They have never returned to the lake since the incident.

In Dugger, Indiana, there are very old coal strip mines which now are covered with trees of all sizes. The Indiana DNR has opened up the area to hunters. The witness was bow hunting in October along one of the ridges when he observed a “man” dressed in all brown standing next to a tree about 200 feet below him. While he watched, the “man” ducked under the limb of an old oak tree and quickly moved into a stand of pine trees. Curious about the activities of the “man”, because he wasn’t dressed in the required hunting safety gear, our witness walked to the oak tree, thinking he would follow the individual for a while to see why he was in the hunting zone, a dangerous situation when deer hunters are out. When he reached the oak he was very surprised by what he found ; the limb the creature had ducked under was at least 10 feet off the ground!  He could not reach it with his 6’4″ height and stretching out with the bow he was carrying. The witness left the area immediately and has not returned.

Gosport, Indiana, is only 8 miles southwest of us here in Paragon. There are 2 roads in and out of the small town, one of which is County Line Road, called such because it is the political boundary line of Owen and Monroe Counties after travelers cross the bridge of the West Fork of the White River. In 2008, a female witness was traveling south and had just crossed the bridge when a figure by the side of the caught her eye. She slowed down thinking it would run out in front of her. She described it as standing approximately 7 feet tall with dark brown (almost black) shaggy hair and with hair all over it’s face. The eyes were large and dark and because it’s mouth was open she could see large square teeth. It was still standing at the tree as she went by it, speeding up for a fast getaway.

There were actually 2 reports in this area, but we didn’t get details from the other witness.

I’m sorry there is no ghost stuff this time, but the amount of Sasquatch information we have is humongous.

I’ll get back with you in a few weeks! I promise there will be ghostie stories.

BIGFOOT, SASQUATCH, GRASSMAN, BOOGER, HOWLER - COULD THEY ALL BE THE SAME?

BIGFOOT, SASQUATCH, GRASSMAN, BOOGER, HOWLER – COULD THEY ALL BE THE SAME?

Carol

 

Oct 07

INDIANA BIGFOOT REPORT, MOTHMAN – AND A LUNITIC ASYLUM

Iconic Mothman statue in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia

                                                   Mothman statue in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia

 

September was quite a month for Paragon Paranormal Shadow Chasers.

We have been busy going over the various data gathered at the Morgan County Fair in August, revisiting old  haunted locations and continuing with research at our Sasquatch investigations. We also travelled out-of-state for various events; some events paranormal, others not so unusual.

Point Pleasant, West Virginia, has always been a favorite “haunt” for us, meaning Bob and me. Our initial visit there was because of the Mothman legend, and the beast’s appearances during the time of the town’s greatest tragedy, the December 1967 collapse of the Ohio River’s Silver Bridge. John Keel published many different books on the subject, the most informative being The Mothman Prophecies. It was this book that the movie by the same name, starring Richard Geer, was loosely based on.

The town now celebrates the visits of the Mothman, who many in the area think was a harbinger of the tragedy of the bridge collapse. The Mothman Festival is the third weekend in September and is growing every year as more and more paranormal and cryptid enthusiasts are drawn to the cryptid mecca.

While there we got a chance to have dinner at the Harris Steakhouse. The proprietor is one of the sweetest ladies we have ever met, Carolyn Harris. She took the time to set down with us and talk about the tragedy of the Silver Bridge and Mothman sightings in the area. If you go to Point Pleasant be sure to stop by her restaurant, say hello, and enjoy a Mothman Burger!

Carolyn Harris of the Harris Steakhouse in downtown Point Pleasant

                                              Carolyn Harris of the Harris Steakhouse in downtown Point Pleasant

For ghost lovers there is the Historic Lowe Hotel in downtown Point Pleasant. Our 5 visits to the hotel have produced a plethora of spirit activity, in photos with the most disturbing being the photo of the two ghosties in the front lobby watching Bob as he was reading a book. The resident spirits low voices and whispers also tend to call out our names on the 3rd and 4th floors. The place is spooky!

The Historic Lowes Hotel in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

                                                      The Historic Lowes Hotel in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

In Weston, West Virginia, is the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. This was our third trip to the asylum and finally it was open for tours, but unfortunately we were pressed for time and were unable to take the tour but did get a few quality photos. Maybe next time we will see if we can contact “Baby Lilly”, one of the resident haunts.

Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum in Weston, Virginia

                                                  Front Entrance to the Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum in Weston, Virginia

 

Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum

Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum in Weston, W.V.

 

 

Finally, Sasquatch!

Morgan and adjacent counties in Indiana have seen an increase in suspected Squatch activity in the last five years. This is my conclusion after the time spent at our booth at the Morgan County Fair. We had some interesting incidents reported to us but the most compelling was from a young woman named “Susan” who lived in Brooklyn, Indiana, a small town in the northern region of the county.

As told to us her story follows:

In August of 2011, Susan lived on the south side of Brooklyn near a street called Cabin Row. Her house was next to the railroad track which transverse the town from south to north on elevated ballast. Her car was always parked in her driveway which was lit up with a security light on the edge of a nearby outbuilding, and by a street light.

Just after sunset, between 9:45-10:00p.m. she left her house to retrieve something from the front seat of her car. When she opened the door of the car the interior light came on and provided even more light in the area. Suddenly she became aware of movement from the passenger side of the auto, and looking over the roof of her car she came face to face with a mighty beast, or monster as she called it. (Susan had goose bumps on her body as she told the story and her voice quivered.)

It stared at her and she at it, so she got a good look; Susan was unable to move because of her fright. The monster rose well above the car, to a height she estimated to be 8.5-9′. Her statement was that “it kept getting bigger and bigger”. The black or dark brown beast had big, dark eyes, but they did not glow. It’s massive shoulders, chest and body were covered with long hair, but the face only had hair where normal men have hair around the mouth, chin and jaw lines. The face resembled a cross between a man and an ape and it had no neck.

The beast looked at her, then grunted and turned away. In just a few gliding steps it was up and over the railroad track and disappeared into the weeds to the south of her home. She immediately ran to her home and locked her doors.

She never saw the beast again. When she told others about the chance incident in her driveway, most just laughed a her so she stopped telling about the meeting.

We were honored to be the first outside her family and friends to learn of Susan’s terrifying experience. And, it was frightening for us to hear about it because Susan also had tears in her eyes as she relayed the incident.

This was just one of the many paranormal stories that were told to us. Stay tuned for more in the coming months!

A  special shout out to Carolyn Harris in Point Pleasant, Logan in Martinsville, Indiana, and to Wild Bill and the rest of the Mountain Monsters crew (even Scott Pearl!) in West Virginia.

Till next month!

Sincerely,

Carol Farrell

 

 

Aug 30

AT THE MORGAN COUNTY FAIR WITH GHOSTS, BIGFOOT AND UFOs

Bob at the Morgan County Fair, 2015

Bob at the Morgan County Fair, 2015

For Paragon Paranormal Shadow Chasers, the month of August, 2015, was very memorable. I decided it was now time for testing the local human population’s acceptance of paranormal subject matters. So, PP-SC went amongst the local participants of the Morgan County 4-H Fair (in Martinsville, Indiana) and established an information booth and talked with people about our paranormal and Sasquatch investigations. We were  the first paranormal or Sasquatch group to ever set up at the fair, which also gained us some airtime on the local radio station WCBK when we were requested to perform an interview with their on-site reporter.

The effort was highly successful both in terms of acceptance and in gathering data for future investigations. One simple question I asked of those who seemed interested was “Are you a believer?” The responses were amazing. That question would lead to Sasquatch or ghost stories and more information for my data bases. Some people would respond with what I call the “Paranormal But”, which means they would say “I’m a skeptic, BUT, then follow with an incident or event of a supernatural nature.

There were a few true skeptics who were very polite. I will not discuss the totally close-minded individuals who absolutely do not believe, or repeat some of the rather crass words they said to us. For them, I just told them that we appreciate everyone’s opinions, and we need skeptics to help keep us paranormal believers grounded.

At the Morgan County 4-H Fair, 2015

At the Morgan County 4-H Fair, 2015

I love ghostie people!  We heard some fantastic ghost stories from some of the fair-goers and answered lots of questions about our better-known investigations. Several people requested ghost investigations and since we never charge for an investigation, hopefully they will seek us out for answers.

The Sasquatch (or bigfoot) incidents in our local area go far beyond any that we were aware of. A lot of individuals do not tell others of their incidents because of a fear of ridicule, but the first thing we tell them is that at PP-SC we do not laugh because we take the subject matter seriously. In the next few months I will relate a few of their stories on this blog and tell more about our current on-going investigations locally.

My biggest surprise came in the sharing of  local UFO incidents. A few were so compelling that I will be turning them over to an organization I belong to, MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). MUFON has members trained at evaluating and investigating such events.

I want to thank one of PP-SC’s most experienced ghost hunters, Wendy Kuhn, for assisting Bob and me at the booth.

A special thanks to a little lady named Emily Olson for helping one day too.

And to the man with the coloring book, Neil of Neil’s Auto Body Shop, thanks for the photo that helped us identify the ghost (Ruth Ann) from our Trafalgar investigation at the Hungry Hoosier.

A special shout-out to an old former employee of mine, Richard Wilson – Thanks for stopping by and chatting.

 

Till next time,

Carol

 

Blocked trail at Bigfoot investigation location

Blocked trail at Bigfoot investigation location in Morgan County, Indiana.   July, 2015

Jul 24

HUNGRY HOOSIER KEEPS GUESTS “COMING BACK” – SOME NEVER LEAVE

 

 

Even the ghosts are liking the cooking at the Hungry Hoosier in Trafalgar, Indiana.

Even the ghosts are liking the cooking at the Hungry Hoosier in Trafalgar, Indiana

 

What a crazy looking sign! We loved it when we first saw it.

Trafalgar’s old 1950’s frosty-treat drive-up had been replaced by a restaurant several years in the past, with good food and friendly faces. But the new owners, the Kersey’s, updated a few things inside, kept the menu much the same and renamed it with the fun-loving sign.

Bob and I knew almost from the minute we walked into the Hungry Hoosier in Trafalgar, Indiana, that there was a spirit or two roaming around the restaurant. Other guests didn’t seem to notice, but the individuals who work there had become very aware of the spirit world invading their space. The employees had heard their names called out several times and been lightly touched; shadows were seen that were unexplainable and material objects were moved around or “misplaced” on occasion. Although not all the employees had experienced these events, but they were aware of the talk.

One apparition in particular, an elderly man, kept coming down the stairs, watching the cook and taking a peek into the dining room. He seemed to be there at every trip we made to enjoy Kim’s country style food and atmosphere. The other was a female spirit, 65-70 years old (in spirit form) who seemed to like to follow the servers from the kitchen, going front to back, back to front. She wasn’t always there and seemed to be shy around customers because she would disappear after a short while.

We decided we would give the spirits the notice at least one of the spirits wanted. Kim, the owner of the Hungry Hoosier, asked us to investigate and try to determine how many were present and possibly who they were. This is the type of investigation we love the most.

So, one evening when we had one of our investigators with us, and went to eat at the Hungry Hoosier, we all, including the restaurant employees, decided to stay and check out the ghosts. It turned into a fun evening for all of us.

Every machine that could be shut down was turned off to reduce the noise level and K-2s were used to located areas of high electro-magnetic fields. Surprisingly, there was little to worry about in the kitchen and dining room areas. All blinds were closed to prevent light pollution from the roads and nearby businesses.

We started seeing a shadow moving around so taking the lead, Bob climbed up the stairs to the second floor when a man’s voice softly told him to “leave”. This was the only time a voice was heard during the investigation. Our recorders did not pick up any other noises which I would contribute to the spirits, so unfortunately we did not obtain any names of the departed.

There were a few small orbs photographed in the upstairs meeting room/ supply room, and the old man spirit was seen and observed by us as he moved around us.

Downstairs, the female spirit was hiding in the ladies restroom and would occasionally stick her head out to look toward us. The ladies restroom door opened and loudly closed once, much to the delight of the employees who had stayed to join in the investigation with us. (She was shy!)

We did get one photo that was suspect and almost overlooked because it was taken right before we left for the evening. (Fortunately, I review everything at least two times!)

Is this a spirit shadow on the run in the kitchen of the Hungry Hoosier?

Is this a spirit shadow on the run in the kitchen of the Hungry Hoosier?

 

This cellphone photo of the suspect shadow in the kitchen was taken as a shadow was observed by Bob moving through the area. We think we captured it on the run and trying to exit out the air duct in the ceiling. Notice the stack of white plates is almost blocked out on the right side by a gray “fuzziness”. The flash is almost absorbed by the object, making the whole area appear very dark.

This is what the kitchen looks like when a normal digital flash camera is used.

The Hungry Hoosier kitchen has lots of shiny surfaces to reflect lights.

The Hungry Hoosier kitchen has lots of shiny surfaces to reflect lights.

 

 

Although the evening was a little disappointing since we captured no voices on the audio recorders (EVPs), all three of us were satisfied with the results; and our guest investigators had fun too, I think.

We will definitely return to the Hungry Hoosier!

Everyone – Call us if you have any haunting locations!

See you at the Morgan County Fair!

Sincerely,

Carol

 

Jun 15

Ghostly Days and Sasquatch Nights!

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Willy, Huckleberry Bob (of PP-SC) Wild Bill and Jeff of Mountain Monsters. Buck and Trapper were unable to attend the Creature Weekend activities

 

Bill Brock and Nick Redfern

Bill Brock and Nick Redfern

May was a busy month and June is shaping up that way for the Paragon Paranormal – Shadow Chasers and their Sasquatch Research Field Team. We’re a small group and we’ve been pushed in two directions for the last several weeks – and we love it! In the last week of April we were at Creature Weekend sponsored by Sasquatch Watch Radio of Virginia at Salt Fork Park in Ohio. What a blast it was; we recommend all bigfoot enthusiasts attend the next one in 2016. Hats off to Bruce/Creature Seeker and Willie for a super fun event. We made friends with Team Rogue of Monsters Underground and the West Virginia crew from Mountain Monsters.

Bob is now a good friend to “Wild Bill” of Mountain Monsters (who is as wild in daily life as he is on the show) Bob’s conversations with the Team Rogue gang had them wanting to come to Indiana to seek out the state’s notorious Venomous Ducks, until we told them that is what we tell people when they ask about the briar scratches on Bob’s arms he always manages to get when he mows the yard.

There were many crypto-zoologists and paranormal authors attending also including one of my favorites, Nick Redfern. As usual, Nick was full of information of paranormal subjects as well as the crypto-animal kind. He is also one of the nicest people in the supernatural community.

We haven’t neglected our ghost hunting. We had one of our shortest investigations at a private residence close to our home. The owners had been remodeling their 130 year old home and became aware of some paranormal activity which came along with it. Almost immediately upon our arrival we detected a small ghost child, 4-5 years in age, female, hanging around the living room in the old house. In the rear part of the structure, a man wearing blue shirt and pants was pacing the area. We consider both to be residual specters, since they would not respond to our questions. Photos showed small orbs in the location the small child ghost was hanging out.

While we did not spend much time there, the owners agreed that the two apparitions we detected were the same as the ones they had been seeing; they were the two spirits whose ghostly appearances had prompted the property owners to call Paragon Paranormal-Shadow Chasers to investigate.

PP-SC investigator goes up the ladder to investigate old rafters.

PP-SC investigator goes up the ladder to investigate old rafters.

We do intend to return to the residence, but will make it after the renovation is complete.

Our Sasquatch Research Field Team has been combing the area looking for the hairy beast, but mostly, the local police have been contacting us about recent sightings in the north central portion of Morgan County and one in western Owen County.

All data received is being catalogued and mapped. If you have a sighting or suspect Sasquatch activity near you, please contact us. All reports will be kept confidential if requested; We do not divulge names.

Shout out to our friend Alissa in Ohio. She just started her own crypto group, O.H.I.O. (Ohio Humanoid Investigations Organization), and will be on-line before too long. (Alissa is a sweetie. We met her at the Creature Weekend and hung out with her through many of the events. Also, her family, especially her Mother, is one of the best mothers in the world since she is the one who purchased Alissa’s ticket to the event.)

Everyone stay in touch! More good news next month!

 

Carol    

May 03

BIGFOOT AND OTHER CRYPTIDS INTICE PARAGON PARANORMAL – SHADOW CHASERS

 

Paragon Paranormal in the bright lights of the Tivoli Theatre in Spencer, Indiana

Paragon Paranormal in the bright lights of the Tivoli Theatre in Spencer, Indiana

It’s been a busy month but not because of ghost hunting!

On April 22nd we were at the Tivoli Theatre in Spencer, Indiana with many local Bigfoot followers. PP-SC sponsored Bigfoot Night at the Tivoli. Our special guest was Chris McDaniel, a contributor to the popular Monsters and Mysteries on Destination Channel whose presented his expertise on bi-pedal cryptids, (but –  not just limited to them!) in Indiana and beyond.

For all of you that missed it – Chris’s many years of experience in the field of American cryptids was a very good presentation!

Following Chris was a movie we all love to be frightened by, “The Legend of Boggy Creek”. This was the 1975 original docudrama of a series of beastly incidents around the small town of Fouke, Arkansas. Many of the participants in the film were the actual victims of the events which terrorized the area.

And, it wasn’t just movies and popcorn for PP-SC. The month of April and the first weekend in May have been filled with the field study of cryptid animals for members of Paragon Paranormal – Shadow Chasers.

PP-SC’s Sasquatch Research Team members gathered in Morgan-Monroe Forestry over the weekend of May 1st to attend the 2nd Annual Bigfoot Weekend with the Indiana Bigfoot Research Organization and the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Researchers. The event was open to the public and was well attended. Methods of hunting for Sasquatch, looking for suspected bigfoot evidence in the woods and ways to cast footprints in plaster (if they were lucky enough to find any) were demonstrated to all attendees.

Our representatives were excited about their experiences and the fact that they actually did get to cast a couple of supposed bigfoot tracks.

July 2014 - 15" Track discovered in Morgan County

July 2014 – 15″ Track discovered in Morgan County

Bob and I missed it, but it sounded like a really good field experience.

AND, why did we, as the founders of Paragon Paranormal, not attend, you ask!

We were lucky enough to attend Sasquatch Watch Radio’s “CREATURE WEEKEND” at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio.  The conference was a really informative and exceptionally fun affair, also sponsored by the Ohio Bigfoot Hunters.

What a great event! It was nice talking to other researchers in the cryptid hunting community, meeting with established cryptid authors and the cast of “Mountain Monsters” and “Monsters Underground”.

The hosts of Sasquatch Watch Radio, Billy Willard and Bruce Harrington, welcomed everyone personally! It was really great to put faces to the voices we hear every week.

 

AJ and Bill Brock of "Monsters Underground" at the Creatures Weekend conference

AJ and Bill Brock of “Monsters Underground” at the Creatures Weekend conference

The event is now annual and takes place at the Salt Fork Ohio State Park near Cambridge, Ohio. This park is reported to be home of the Ohio Grass-man

Billy Willard of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia

Billy Willard of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia

 

We met everyone! Cryptid authors included Nick Redfern, Chad Arment, and Daniel Green.

The cast of “Mountain Monsters” enjoyed mixing with everyone and especially with the many children who attended.(Bob is now best friends with “Wild Bill”.)

The cast members of “Monsters Underground” have now formed an organization called Team Rogue and are planning on filming paranormal and cryptid shows under that name.

The members of the Ohio Bigfoot Organization arranged a late night walk through the woods and demonstration of casting footprints.

There was a lot to do all three days and no one went to bed before midnight. I highly recommend all individuals and groups interested in cryptids attend the 2016 Creature Weekend.

So a shout out to our new conference friends; Bruce, Billy, Lisa, Evan, Phyllis, Sasquatch Ed, Nick, Chad, Bill, Anita, Bill, Jeremy, A.J. and all the A.I.M.S. crew. (We love you guys!)

 

Don’t worry. We will return to ghost hunting very soon!

Sincerely,

Carol

 

 

Apr 15

BIGFOOT NIGHT AT THE TIVOLI and ONE MAN’S QUEST

 

BIGFOOT, SASQUATCH, GRASSMAN, BOOGER, HOWLER - COULD THEY ALL BE THE SAME?

BIGFOOT, SASQUATCH, GRASSMAN, BOOGER, HOWLER – COULD THEY ALL BE THE SAME?

 

Cryptids are reclusive. Cryptids remain hidden and undiscovered by science until some lucky researchers are able to give credence to the notion that they do actually exist. For these researchers, it’s hard to prove something which many in the “legitimate” fields of science have declared unworthy of their time, but it does happen occasionally. Even so, Crypto-science has drawn many followers from a wide spectrum of researchers in the last century. The most reclusive of them all, Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Grass Man, or whatever you want to call him, is under the scrutiny of almost everyone these days – and he appears to be everywhere, including South-Central Indiana.

Chris and Vonda McDaniel at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado

Chris and Vonda McDaniel at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado

 

One such man is Columbus Indiana’s Chris McDaniel. He is the local expert as far as I am concerned when we’re talking about reclusive monsters. Chris has appeared on several of the Discovery Channel’s “Monsters and Mysteries” and “Mysterious World TV”. He is the author of a cryptid sourcebook called Falling Down The Rabbit’s Hole and will soon publish another.

Chris and his wife, Vonda, are the founders of a paranormal group called “Creepy Legends”. He has investigated paranormal sightings and haunted locations all over the U.S.

When I discovered his favorite cryptid was the Moth Man of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, I decided we needed to talk.  Chris will be our speaker at the upcoming BIGFOOT NIGHT AT THE TIVOLI. 

BIGFOOT NIGHT AT THE TIVOLI THEATRE!

Paragon Paranormal Shadow Chasers  and its Sasquatch Research Field Team are sponsoring a “monster night” for the creature’s central Indiana believers and skeptics at the Tivoli Theatre in downtown Spencer on April 22nd, starting promptly at 6:30. There is very limited seating and we are handing out tickets to all our paranormal friends and anyone who had had an experience of the Sasquatch kind or is just a faithful follower of the beast.

Chris McDaniel will be our guest speaker, and will start promptly at 6:30.

We will be showing the 1975 docu-drama “The Legend of Boggy Creek”. The movie is based on the experiences of the citizens of Fouke, Arkansas during the previous decades. It could be considered a very scary movie – because it’s true!

While there, if you have had a bigfoot sighting or have experienced bigfoot activity, please tell us your story. We will be taking details from anyone who is willing to tell their experiences.

Seats are limited. Tickets are available through PP-SC members and there may be a few at the door, but again, seating is limited at the Tivoli Theatre.

Come and enjoy the night. No charge, but donations are accepted. The Tivoli will have the concessions open for drinks, popcorn and other treats for you to purchase.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Carol and Bob

Have you seen this creature?

Have you seen this creature?

Feb 02

Martinsville’s Hillview Motel Resident Spirits Seeking New Homes

All the living has moved out; only the ghostly souls remain at the location.

All the living has moved out; only the ghostly souls remain at the location.

Everyone who has traveled south on SR 37 in Morgan County, Indiana, passed by the Hillview Motel. This 1940’s style motor inn has reached the end of its life and is soon to be demolished because of the proposed I 69 expansion. Residents of the property, living residents, have already moved on to other places, but the ghostly inhabitants are still there and probably will stay at the location until they realize the building is no longer available. Where will they go?

The owner, Tim Hunter, allowed Paragon Paranormal – Shadow Chasers to investigate the old inn just hours before he was required to turn the keys over to the State of Indiana. It turned out to be an investigation where we could check our psychic skills and determine which of the twelve rooms previously had notable situations, namely deaths or high energy events, over the last 30 years. (Mr. Hunter has owned the motel for the last 30 years. Any deeds which occurred before then is a mystery for all of us.) Mr. Hunter kept all the information to himself. As local residents, our investigators knew that a four year-old girl, Hope James, had been murdered in one of the rooms in 1995, and another body had been carried out in the last few years. We also know the local motel was known as a “heartbreak inn” for recently divorced and sad individuals as well as a place where locals could take the love of their life for an evening of delight.

 

All I can say is that Mr. Hunter was pleased with our findings. We even surprised ourselves with the results.

The results:

Room 6: Little Hope died in room 6. To me, the room was dark and smelled “nasty”, like death. Another of our investigators saw a small dark shadow “rise up” as he entered the room and he was also touch lightly on the head. Photos were dark also, even with a flash.

Mr. Hunter confirmed this was the correct room for the murder of the small child.

Room 3: Stinky, also like death, but most would describe it as a cat smell. It was dark and the rear part of the room seemed to stay that way; it absorbed light, even with a flash. My K-2 meter was drained of power right away, but the others pegged the red several times while we were in there. One male investigator was grabbed on the back of his buttock which caused him to immediately exit the room. Apparently the spirit that was so active in room 3 left with him, because the K-2s went to zero when he left.

Mr. Hunter confirmed an elderly man who lived at the motel died in room 3.

Room 2: We could not focus cameras in this room, but did catch orbs in the viewfinders. Otherwise, the room seemed normal.

Mr. Hunter stated a man died in this room, but was later revived.

Room 8: Also stinky, like the smell of cats, but I associate the odor with death also. The K-2s flickered constantly. Cameras had difficulty focusing, but several flickering orbs were captured. An unusual light anomaly was observed in one of the other investigators photos.

Mr. Hunter was not aware of any disturbances in the room during his last 30 years at the location.

 

PP-SC investigator checks out one of the many rooms at the Hillview Motel in Martinsville, Indiana.

PP-SC investigator checks out one of the many rooms at the Hillview Motel in Martinsville, Indiana.

All the rooms had something which affected the K-2s, and we were unable to obtain any hard evidence with our digital recorders. The high traffic on SR 37 is extremely noisy and we were unable to obtain any clean EVPs.

I can say that Tim Hunter was almost speechless with our results and anyone who knows him will tell you its hard to make Tim speechless.

 

A special shout out to Half-Pint, Bobbie, Sondra and the other fine food service people at the Village Inn in Ellettsville, Indiana. (Good food, good friends and good times!)

To Hunter : Thank-you for the wonderful poem. I hope you don’t mind me sharing it.

To Braden and Ethan: Glad you liked the shirts!

Remember to call us if you have a problem with spirits and would like to know what’s going on; no charge for what we do.

And, if you have a problem of the Bigfoot kind and would like to report your experience to someone who will not ridicule you, call us for that too. Our data bank of sightings and experiences is growing with help from our followers.

Till next time,

Carol

Game camera catches Orb in action.

Game camera catches Orb in action.

 

 

Dec 03

THOMAS HOUSE INN CHRISTMAS SPIRIT HAS MANY “FACES”

IT FINALLY HAPPENED!  THE SPIRIT WE AT PP-SC HAVE NAMED “OLD GRUMPY” WHO RESIDES IN THE CHRISTMAS DISPLAY ROOM AT THE THOMAS HOUSE INN, FINALLY SHOWED HIMSELF TO A PARAGON PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR! THERE’S A PHOTO TO PROVE IT TOO.

A "Spirit Orb" exits the vintage Santa in the Thomas House Inn's Christmas Display Room.

A “Spirit Orb” exits the vintage Santa in the Thomas House Inn’s Christmas Display Room.

 

This was the first photo of the Christmas Room taken when we first arrived at the bed and breakfast for a two-day ghost hunt. A second photo, taken within seconds after the first, has a dark shadow on the right side of the room and actually, the whole room appears a little darker. (Note that there were no changes in the flash used for the two photos.)

Christmas Display Room has dark shadow appearing to the right. This was taken after the first photo which showed what we determined to be a "Spirit Orb".

Christmas Display Room has dark shadow appearing to the right. This was taken after the first photo which showed what we determined to be a “Spirit Orb”.

 

The Thomas House Inn is located in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. Built in the 1890’s, the Thomas House, then the Cloyd Hotel, was destroyed by fire in the 1920’s and rebuilt into the stately brick structure we now visit several times each year to hunt ghosts and converse with the Cole family, the present owners.  The inn is decorated in the Victorian style with lots of beautiful antiques and wallpaper. Not really a place for children, adults find the ambience very relaxing since there are no phones in the rooms and no televisions! No phones and no TV makes it a great place to train our new investigators who will most likely have a paranormal experience while there.

I guess I shouldn’t say we “hunt” ghosts at the Thomas House. I think that Bob and I have been going to the location for so long that the spirits meet us at the door. There are several children spirits, a former owner or two and their wives, a former cook, and who knows how many spirits are former guests.

Lets go back to “Old Grumpy” in the Christmas Display Room; he has been active over the years. For a spirit who wants no contact with the living, he sure makes himself known to the many investigators who visit the inn and the owners. I recorded two EVP’s that I’m almost sure is “Grumpy”. In response to my usual question asking him for his name each time we arrive at the location, he has responded “leave me alone” and another time “get out”. Another group of Tennessee Ghost Hunters asked him if he liked having visitors and he responded with a firm, and grumpy, NO!

Another incident involving “Grumpy” happened to an elderly guest who, up until his personal event, was a firm skeptic of ghostly happenings at the inn. The gentleman was sitting in the only TV area at the top of the staircase, enjoying the program on the TV. Darrell and Tyler Cole were removing the two vintage Santa from the display room to another location when suddenly, from the Santa which I recently pictured the “Spirit Orb” exiting out of, a very dark, fog-like, shape lifted up out of the Santa and moved quickly back into the Christmas Room. Tyler was carrying the figure, but didn’t observe it, but the elderly gentleman couldn’t quit talking about it. Like I said, he is now a believer!

For the record, I’m going to keep bothering the old spirit until he gives me his name. We can’t call him “Grumpy” forever, can we??

All I can say is that out of all the locations throughout the United States that we have investigated, with the exception of Gettysburg Battlefield, the Thomas House is the most haunted. And this is really saying something since we have been to the Birdcage Saloon in Tombstone, AZ, and the Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL HAPPY GHOST HUNTING!

Sincerely,

Carol and Bob

 

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