Fall and the holiday season has been hectic for the Paragon Paranormal – Shadow Chasers team. We haven’t had a lot of ghost investigations, but there have been many hours spent looking for the elusive hairy man-of-the-woods, Sasquatch (or Bigfoot, if you prefer.)
The Thomas House Inn of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, hosted two ghost hunting trips for us in November and December. While the ghosts seemed worn out as a result of other arranged ghost hunt weekends, there was enough activity to keep PP-SC going back again, and again. Our trip in December included on old friend, Dean, who always wanted to attend one of our investigations; he wasn’t scared, but did stay in his room a lot.
The old grumpy ghost of the Christmas Room was there too, making his presence known as he always does in the second floor central reading area. Another guest, Jason, who was unaware of the old building’s ghostly nature, reported that he heard children playing in the hallway in front of his room over the length of his four night stay. I was honored that Little Sarah and a friend made personal contact with yours truly during both stays when we were in Room 36. All I can say is that we cannot wait till we go back to The Thomas House!
In Spencer, Indiana, the old Spencer, Indiana, Gun Shop investigation is still going on since the basement’s little boy spirit, Daniel, likes to play with the toys placed there just for him. He moves his toy soldiers around and plays with his car. The small girl, Sarah, has a coloring book and crayons to use, but we’re still waiting for her to use them. Sarah is located on the second floor in the “Green Room”.
The weather has kept us away from Spencer for now, but we will be back for a full-fledged investigation in the next few weeks.
Over the last two months several PP-SC members have put in some road time searching our four county area, especially the local government lands, for the giant 9′ Sasquatch known to roam there. So far. no luck.
What we do know about Bigfoot is that you don’t find him, he finds you! (Larry Battson wisdom!)
Two of our hunter’s group, Ed and Debby B., have such an avid desire to see the old fellow that they tracked through a 10″ snowfall, through closed roads and trails, and braved the “Arctic Vortex” that hit Indiana the second week of January. All the searching performed in a small SUV that Sasquatch could smash with just one swat.
Ed is the guy who builds the cut-out Bigfoot and places them along the White River bridge and SR 39/67 intersection in Martinsville, Indiana. Unfortunately his bigfoots eventually get washed out by floods, but everyone loves them!
If you would like to learn more about Sasquatch PP-SC will be having another free of charge Bigfoot Seminar this spring. Keep in touch and we’ll announce where and when. In the meantime there is a lot of interesting and informative information in podcasts on the internet. I suggest such site as Blogtalk Radio’s Sasquatch Watch Radio blog, NiteCallers, Bigfoot Talk, Ohio Bigfoot, etc… If you want to be really intrigued, look up radio interviews with a fellow named R. Scott Nelson who has suggested that the hairy beast has a language.
If you or anyone you know has had a Bigfoot sighting, please let us know. Bob thinks there are a lot of railroaders and truck drivers out there who have seen strange creatures during their travels across this wide country; they should call and report their sightings. (Everything will be kept confidential if requested.)
Thanks to The Doodle Bug Family Restaurant in Paragon, Indiana, for letting us help host the great Spirit of Christmas, Santa (and my brother Gregg who wore the suit) at their place of business. (Tenderloin and hamburger sanwiches are Wonderful!)
A special shout-out to Jeff T. and Meesha – Welcome back to the U.S.!
Till next time,
Bigfoot is here in Indiana!
October 14, 2013 was an extremely interesting and informative evening! Originally planned for only two hours, the PP-SC Sasquatch presentation with it’s question and answer portion lasted for almost three before participants started leaving.
Larry Battson, known to school children all over the Midwest as “Larry the Animal Guy” for his many exotic animals he shares with them at their schools, is also considered in Sasquatch/Bigfoot circles as Indiana’s expert on the famous and elusive “Wildman of the Woods”. From his presentation, we have a greater respect for the beast and it appears that Morgan, Monroe, Putnam and Brown counties are areas where recorded sightings have taken place over the past 70 years. Morgan-Monroe Forestry and Yellow Wood Forestry, as well as Raccoon State Park seem to be prime locations for sightings.
Larry also presented other reports from out of our area. An especially interesting one involved a former park ranger, Bob Johnson employed in Yellowstone National Park, who experienced a family of Sasquatch over a 25 year career in the park. During the man’s service in the hinterlands of the park, Bob was lucky enough to observe their hunting habits and their families. As a result, everyone at the forum learned from the experiences related that we shouldn’t “mess with Sasquatch”. We also learned that the great beast is mostly docile and just wants to be left alone.
This was a great event for Paragon Paranormal Shadow Chasers and was our way of letting everyone know that we’re not just about hauntings, but we’re interested in the unusual and odd of our existence also.
The forum gave us four Bigfoot incident reports, all previously unknown. These are all now mapped and noted in our files. IF YOU HAVE AN INCIDENT, or STORY, YOU WOULD LIKE TO REPORT (ALL NAMES WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL), PLEASE CONTACT US. This includes anything whether it be Bigfoot, Man-Wolf or Dogman creatures, and even UFOs.
Hopefully, our next forum will probably be in the dark and dank days of January or February 2014. Bob and I will decide if it will be another Bigfoot presentation and maybe use it to launch an official Bigfoot group for Morgan-Monroe counties or if it will be a presentation on UFOs and maybe have someone from MUFON as a guest speaker. LET US KNOW what you would like to hear.
Maybe we can talk Bob into telling everyone about his Morgan County Sasquatch experiences in the summer of 1990.
In the meantime, we’re still ghost hunting and just finished up at a home in Martinsville. with many of our investigations, we were requested the address and homeowner’s names be kept confidential, but I can tell you that harmless residual energy exists in the bedrooms/ hallway areas.
I would like to thank all the businesses who displayed our posters for our event but especially the DoodleBug Restaurant in Paragon, Indiana and Ed Blakely for the wonderful Bigfoot cutouts displayed on the sandbar of the White River on SR 39 in Martinsville.
A special shout-out to Hunter. Hope you liked the shirt!
Stay in touch!
- PP-SC is sponsoring its first cryptid seminar. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of many informational gatherings with others outside of our official PP-SC group.
To all our friends and paranormal cohorts, Bob’s dreams have finally come true!
Bigfoot will become the main discussion point at the first annual Paragon Paranormal – Shadow Chasers Fall Event. A presentation by Putnam County native with over 30 years experience as a Bigfoot researcher, Larry Battson, is slated as the main speaker at an event we have wanted to have for several years.
In the summer of 1990 when Bob had his first Bigfoot experiences, is when Bob also had his first contact with Mr. Battson who came to investigate his claims. Since that time, Mr. Battson has become a national resource for Sasquatch hunters who want to know more about “the hairy man of the woods”, especially in Indiana.
Mr. Battson will relate events which have occurred over his many years investigating Sasquatch, some quite recently, and locally. Morgan-Monroe Forestry and Yellowwood Forest are hotspots for Squatch-like reported activity.
Maybe I can get Bob to tell his experiences with his Beech Grove Road bigfoot in 1990! It’s been reported to us at PP-SC, that in the last couple of months, that something large and man-like is back in the woods near Bradford Woods and the Boy Scout Camp areas.
We haven’t given up on our ghost friends and are still investigating residential and business hauntings. But, as I said last December, PP-SC as a group wanted to expand our investigations into other paranormal realms. I think cryptids are a good start.
UFOs are next?
A shout out to our friend Jeff in Argentina - You are so missing the great fall weather we’re having in Indiana! (Yes, I’m rubbing it in!)
I’ll be back after the Bigfoot presentation and let you know how it went!
So many ghosts and so little time!
It’s summer already, the year is half over and the spirits just don’t stop revealing themselves to our investigators. What started out as a slow spring has developed into a really busy schedule. Recently, we have been busy investigating the paranormal in Owen County, Indiana and giving the surrounding counties a break (but not for long!)
Our first scheduled investigation was a private home in the northern half of Owen county which we did at the end of May. You can read about it in my last posting.
The second was a house in Spencer, Indiana which is now used as a gun store in the living and dining areas on the main level. The rest of the large old Victorian style house is vacant or used for storage. While the old residence is void of furniture in many rooms, it is not vacant by any means because some of the former residents did not leave and it appears they plan to stay around forever and ever.
Not knowing the history of the building prior to the investigation, five of our members along with the two owners, spread throughout the building to look for high EMF areas and appropriate camera locations. We also set back and waited for the mediums (individually) to seek out hot spots of spirit activity.
Immediately upon arrival and climbing the stairs to the second floor, PP-SC sensitive Trisha started picking up on the smells associated with a hospital. and she saw a man in a white coat going in and out of rooms on the second floor with a clipboard in his hand. She sensed illness and death. There was also an older lady who walked around who stated she was a caregiver.
Up until that time, no one in PP-SC knew the house had been used as a small hospital managed by a Dr. Claude Greene from about 1910 and then others until about 1971. They had cared for many different types of ill patients including birthing mothers, consumption (TB) and scarlet fever. When the owner of the house told us about its use for all those years, that explained Trisha’s findings of the smell and the type spirits present.
On the second floor Trisha also found a small girl with light brown hair who said her name was Sarah. She told Trisha that she had been there since she moved in around 1912. Her mother was there too (in spirit) and was a caregiver to the many patients. Sarah’s spirit existence was confirmed by Bob when he went upstairs alone after Trisha came back down to the gun store areas.
An older lady, no name given and possibly a former owner, was hanging around in the large bedroom at the front of the house – where she had also passed away.
One of these spirits did not particularly like our intrusion into their quiet existence. The bedroom doors slammed shut two times on Trisha, one time locking her in. (I think it was the “caregiver”, but that’s just my impression.)
On the main level, there was a tall man hanging out in the kitchen and butler’s room area. He was observed by all the sensitives, but unfortunately, we did not get a photo of him.
The basement was active with a small child spirit named “Daniel”. He told us his name through our mediums and we captured it on an EVP. He was very playful with the PP-SC investigators and even tried to hold the hand of one of the male investigators at one point. This touch left two small red marks on his left hand which felt and appeared to be burns. (These marks dissipated after a few hours.)
Photos of the evening were disappointing, but the EVPs were very good. All in all, the investigation was a good one, a fun one, and hopefully we will be returning soon to take more photos, video, and EVPs of the resident spirits.
We have a really huge investigation planned for the end of July at an undisclosed location that to my knowledge has never been investigated before. I’m “dying” to tell about it – but cannot at this point until all the arraignments are complete.
If anyone would like an investigation of suspected paranormal activity in their home or business, email us. We do not charge for our services.
A special shout-out to Jeff T. at I.U. who is willing to learn why we think ”Ghosts are people too” and to Hunter R. in Martinsville, Indiana, a future ghost “hunter” for PP-SC.
And, to one of our favorite fans, Jean H.- Haven’t you retired yet? Thanks for the many comments!
Look out ghosts – here we come!
Our group just completed a ghost hunt at a residence where recently departed loved ones are now “making a stand” and showing themselves to other family members. An interesting case since the mother of the resident passed away about seven years ago and the father two years ago and now it seems that the evidence points to them being together again. Yes – dear, sweet Mother, and “the old goat” Dad, is back!
Mom doesn’t seem to be a problem but she does mark her presence with small drops of indigo blue dye or food-coloring in the strangest places. Dad just growls a bit, whispers, and sits in his old recliner when he’s not moving items around.
But, at the same time there are also a couple of former residents who are unwilling to give up the old homestead and take their heavenly rewards. They have made themselves known to the residents in small, but interesting, ways.
There are shadows on the walls, with movement between the bathroom where one of them passed over and the living room where a set of handmade crows occasionally turn to look around the room - and light bulbs blow out – A LOT!
The family that lives in the home near Gosport, Indiana, has been there for many years and will continue to do so.
After all, it’s just family.
Speaking of family, check out the featured photo I have placed on the media page. This was taken about eight months ago by a concerned father who often heard his daughter speaking in baby-talk to someone in her room. She was saying “Grandpa” over and over and reaching toward the closed closet doors in her room. Previous to this picture she had, in her own special way, mentioned several times about playing with the “man” in her room, but since she wasn’t frightened by the presence there was no concern to the parents – after all her room was right next to theirs.
Now that she is older and talks in a more understandable manner, she still speaks of the man and has actually picked him out from among a box of old WW 2 war photos. It is her Great-grandfather and now he even brings a “friend” to see her, “Uncle Kenny”. Uncle Kenny was a great-uncle who passed away nine years ago. Confirming his identity, she picked his face out of a group of old family photos too.
Let me know what you think of the photo after looking at it carefully. Our group has taken an intense interest in this case, especially our mediums, because they think the little girl has a psychic talent for the paranormal herself and is starting to attract the spirits. This could be quite exciting!
We have several investigation locations lined up for the summer, and one could be a potentially huge project for us. If you have a location for us to investigate, just email me. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to discussing any of our cases with you if you have questions.
Shout-out to Leann in Osceola, Indiana! Thomas House is awesome anytime and every time!
2013 is a new year for us, and the second annual Paragon Paranormal – Shadow Chasers ghost hunt for Harmony School in Bloomington, Indiana. (Hopefully this will become a yearly event!) In a few days we will be entering the school for an evening to teach some of the older students how to hunt ghosts. Last year we had a fantastic time with only very few of the kids so this year we are opening it up to more of the secondary school students and making it a learning experience for them and their parents. Hopefully, some of the teachers will take part also in our endeavor.
Paragon Paranormal is setting up a group to return to The Whispers Estate in Mitchell, Indiana. We are limiting the group to only eight or nine individuals since the house is relatively small and we already have five of our regular investigators signed up to go with us. Since The Whispers charges ghost hunters for a night at the house there will be a small fee associated with this investigation. We’re not in this hobby to make money so it will be a fairly split cost among the eight who will be going. The amount will depend on the day of the week; it’s more costly on the weekends. Please let us know if you want to join us.
Also on the paranormal front, I have a very good friend in Owen County, Indiana, who is in the process of starting a forum to discuss “Earth Changes“. This will include actual earth changes and astronomical events, Planet X information, Bigfoot and other strange animal sightings in our area, thoughts on the current popular beliefs of the ”thinning of the veil”, ghost house locations and stories, crypto-blasts, ect. Again, please contact us if you would be interested in coming to such an event and participating in the conversations.
We just were informed that our closest neighbor thought he heard Mothman was in his tree last night when he went outside to check out some howling or weird calling noises. I heard some really strange calls (that I immediately knew were not coyote calls) around 3:00 a.m. a few nights ago, but…it has now been determined that the local neighborhood Barred Owl is back! Lesson? It’s not always paranormal even though it’s strange!
Let us know through our website if you are interested in going with us to The Whispers or attending an “Earth Changes Forum” sometime. Both events will be great for anyone interested spirits and in the strange and unusual.
Spring is almost here and we are looking forward to it. We hate cold weather. Bob and I managed to get away and go south two times to visit the innkeepers and the spirits at the Thomas House Inn, but the weather was not much better there in Tennessee.
But, the short investigations were good and we did get some evidence to share with the rest of our group. Two photos of an unknown shadow taken in the dark lobby of the inn were the first successful photos taken of such an entity for quite a while. The Thomas House has a lot of shadows and a lot of spirits!
I’m still waiting for someone to send us their Bigfoot encounters or UFO experiences. I know there have been such happenings in central Indiana, but experiences from anywhere in the nation would be great too.
We will be returning to Harmony School this spring to share an investigation with some of the older students. A large building, it takes more than a few of us to cover all the open hallways and classrooms.
There are several other locations in the planning book, but most people are waiting till warmer weather to have their investigations performed.
Please stay in touch. We love the emails and photos you send us and as stated before, we will keep them confidential if requested.
It’s a new year and it’s a good time to make some changes.
We have decided to expand our research into areas other than just ghost hunting. Spirits and ghosts will always be our primary research subjects, but there are paranormal areas which we are fond of which can bring almost as much excitement to the “hunt and chase”.
Between ghost hunts Bob and I and a couple of our other members, read, study and sometimes actually search for the elusive, large and hairy, primate most call Bigfoot or Sasquatch. He has been spotted by some very reliable individuals in Morgan-Monroe Forestry, Yellow Wood State Forest ( Brown County) and in the area around Beechgrove Road and Little Hurricane Road in Morgan County. Bob has had his own sightings and in fact had contacted Larry Batson, local Bigfoot expert during the summer his experience occurred. BFRO on the Animal Planet channel recently presented a show of their investigations at the Morgan-Monroe Forestry.
If any of you have a “Bigfoot” incident you would like to tell us about, let us know. All names will be kept confidential as will exact locations, if requested.
If you have any incidents with other strange creatures, we would also be interested in hearing about that too. I’m requesting this myself since I am intrigued by the “Mothman” of Point Pleasant, West Virginia and the “Bell Witch” of Adams County, Tennessee. We know there are many strange creatures out there that need to be talked about.
The next paranormal subject we would like to delve into more would be the subject of UFOs and any creatures associated with them. A couple of us are members of MUFON, (Mutual UFO Network) a national organization interested in learning and investigating possible UFO sightings and encounters.
(All of us think the U.S. Air Force was lying to the public about the existence of UFOs with the piece of printed fiction they called Project Bluebook. Even their chief investigator, Dr. J. Allen Hynak, became a believer while doing the study!)
Again, if you have any incidents about unidentified flying objects to report, please let us know.
We’re really excited about expanding our studies to these other areas. After all, you must be open to ideas and willing to listen to others experiences to be a good paranormal investigator.
Really? Did you really expect some global changes or disasters to occur on 12/21/12? Maybe a secret government experiment to go horribly wrong? Or galactic invaders or our sun to hit us with a kill shot? Maybe you thought that riots would break out or everyone would wake up with horrible boils all over their bodies from radiation poisoning?
It’s over – but if you check with the WebBots, we’ve entered a black hole of being able to predict future events at least until the middle of May 2013.
The past few months have brought about a change in the field of physics, specifically on July 4th, when the very expensive Swiss Hadron Collider (the large one!) discovered the elusive, but much-anticipated, “Higgs Boson”. An important part of our atomic existence, it has been called the final piece in standard physics which accounts for our very existence and all the material things around us.
This discovery has taken us into a new understanding of the physics we were taught in school but it also opens up the door to more elusive realms, including the realm where spirits may roam – the area of dark matter? Could the spirit world hide in the areas where everyday science has been unable to tread, and unwilling to admit to, until now?
We can only hope.
Happy New Year!!!