Aug 20

SOLAR ECLIPSE AND THE THOMAS HOUSE GHOSTS

Back at the Thomas House Inn!

                      Thomas House Inn
                   Red Boiling Springs, TN

 

                          Solar Eclipse time!

Yeh!!!

These are exciting times. A total solar eclipse is coming tomorrow and we will be watching it  from our favorite haunted location, The Thomas House Inn in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.

Safety first! Use the prescribed, ASTM approved solar sun glasses as the ones being worn by our models. But, even with the approved glasses,  Don’t look directly at the sun for extended amounts of time.

During the total eclipse I will be monitoring my ghost detection instruments to see if there will be a change in the level of activity at this location. 

                                                                 We think even your pets should wear them!

Model Linda wears approved solar        glasses for viewing the eclipse.

Next posting will be about ghosts and Sasquatch, I promise!!!

If you have anything paranormal to report or tell us about, please contact us at  paragonparanormal@yahoo.com

Sincerely,

Carol Farrell

May 01

PARAGON PARANORMAL SHADOW CHASERS AND STEPP CEMETERY DENIZENS

 

Stepp Cemetery is home t to “The Black Lady”,

a local folklore with many versions of the tale

with no proof or bases in the history of the cemetery.

 

I’m finally back. It’s been about two months since my last post and I have no real excuses, so, I’m back.

We are great fans of a website called “Sasquatch Chronicles” created and presented by Wes Germer.  Wes is a person who has had his own scary encounter with the hairy forest beast and he’s located in the Washington State area. Anyone who experiences Sasquatch is encouraged to call in to his show to talk about  their encounters and recently a fellow from Indiana called the podcast . A few years ago, “Ryan” had a very frightening experience at Stepp Cemetery in Morgan-Monroe Forestry, near Martinsville, Indiana. He literally had a face to stomach encounter with one of the beasts. Luckily, he lived to tell the story.

What was so interesting to us was not only the location but the fact that his description was very close to the Sasquatch that Bob and I saw at Stepp last summer; very tall, over 8 feet and very black. And the location was right on too; at the hiking trail which crosses the path leading up to the cemetery.

I don’t want to bore you, but I had written about the Stepp Cemetery in my yet-to-be-published book.  Since there is information about the paranormal aspect in my chapter on Morgan and Monroe Counties, I’m going to let you read this in advance.  Here is my article from my book.

 

Stepp Cemetery is actually on the border of Morgan and Monroe Counties, but in Monroe. Located within the State owned Morgan-Monroe Forestry, it’s not hard to find and easy to access from Forestry Road. The land was originally owned by pioneer farmer Reuben Stepp and his family, several who are buried there.

It seems that the whole world already knows that Stepp Cemetery is a paranormal playground. It’s in all the books and websites of accepted haunted places. It’s been in documentaries and on local television stations every October. All new students at Indiana University make the trip to see “the Black Lady” and for all we know, the local university has made the trek to the location a requirement for graduation.

Personally, we at Paragon Paranormal – Shadow Chasers do not find the Stepp Cemetery burial ground any more haunted than most other places where human bones have been laid to rest for several generations.  Our data collected at the cemetery site is not impressive. We have a very clear and sharp 35 mm photo of what appears to be an ethereal plasma or “ectoplasm” taken in 1999 that all attempts to debunk have failed. (This photo was taken not during one of our official investigations, but during a family outing by one of our team members.)  We have captured some grunts and heavy breathing on EVPs near the Black Lady’s famous Stepp Cemetery marker and an occasional whist or tendril of fog in other photos from near the Confederate soldier’s grave.  A couple of the PP-SC team members swear they have been told to “get out” by a grumpy old person, a woman they think. Even with these few tidbits of unsettling data the cemetery seems quite peaceful, but the walk up the long, dark and forested path to enter the location is another matter.

Let’s have a discussion about “the path”.

For the skeptics and non-sensitive individuals, the initial stroll to the Stepp Cemetery from the parking area seems quite unremarkable. A few of the taller cemetery stones can be seen glistening in the sunlight at the end of the path, and the ambiance seems quite tranquil; the scenery gives the impression that it beckons visitors to come in.

But, when we stand in the cemetery and look behind us, down the path from which we have just entered the cemetery, to some of us the corridor takes on a completely different atmosphere. It starts to darken until the cars are no longer visible and the trees seem to close in more. Human-like shadows darting behind the tree lines become noticeable, but the shadows stay at the edges of the old cemetery. In the woods surrounding Stepp and on the connecting trails, low soft whispers are heard and the feeling of being watched is customary. The feelings increase for some visitors as they walk the return route to leave the burial grounds.

Apparently Stepp Cemetery is holy ground and ostensibly these shadows (maybe they should be called denizens?) are not righteous and cannot enter so they instead lay in wait at the perimeter for people foolish enough to enter their realm.

Our mediums in PP-SC have seen the shadows of Stepp. We have also seen the shadows that follow visitors from the cemetery, down the path and to their cars. Remember, sometimes we’re not alone when we think we are, and Stepp Cemetery is one of those places.

Maybe a trip to Stepp Cemetery is in order?  But remember, the area closes at 11:00 p.m. and the denizens after 11:00 are DNR officers!

On April 1st, PPSC had a local Sasquatch Forum at DJ’s and Chy’s Diner in Paragon, Indiana. A small presentation was given by yours truly concerning the beast of the woods and my bigfoot sighting location map of Morgan County, compiled for several years along with the sighting information, was shown to all attending. It was crowded and there were a lot of questions, but the best part, we also received some current eyewitness reports and some from past years.  It was a great time!

 

A special shout-out to DJ and Chy Doster for allowing us to bring the meeting into their diner on April Fools Day.

Hopefully my next post will not be so far in the future..

Call us if you need us – no charge for what we do!  Ghosts, Sasquatch and UFOs are all on our list.

 

Carol

 

Stepp Cemetery in Morgan Monre Forestry

   Reviewing Old Photographs Reveals Ghostly                  Presence in Stepp Cemetery

 

 

Jan 29

Sasquatch and Spirits Investigations Finish Up 2016 – finally!

I know… it’s been a while since I posted.  I broke my ankle in August and October( 2 times this year) so we haven’t really been out except to do a few interviews. But, I promise we will be back in the field soon because if we do not, my investigation team will be after us.

Before my broken bones we did spend some time at the Dent House in Martinsville, Indiana. There were reports of spirits moving through the house by several of the family members. They included a couple of boy children downstairs, 2 adults upstairs and a crying child in the attic.

 

Dent House, Martinsville, Indiana 2016

Dent House, Martinsville, Indiana 2016

Moving orb at Dent House at location where child spirit was seen.

Moving orb at Dent House at location where child spirit was previously seen.

We were unable to obtain any EVPs while there, but after a couple of hours of general discussion with the present resident and owner, the orbs started showing up in the photos on the first floor and motion sensor equipment indicated movement. The K-2s also picked up energy fields, quite strong several times and at the same time the orbs showed up on the photos. I thought it was a good catch!

More time is needed for a better investigation at the Dent House. Maybe next time we can get better photos and convince them to talk to us. Paragon Paranormal lists the Dent House as HAUNTED; just as the owner and his family said it was!

One other short investigation our team performed was at a local 1880’s Odd Fellows Lodge/ Hardware Store in Paragon, Indiana. The 3 story brick building had housed a hardware store on the first floor which had a series of owners over the last 135 years. It was also a fabric shop and is presently a used furniture or thrift shop. An auditorium on the third floor was the location of many local ceremonies and plays for the Odd Fellows and locals acting groups over the years.

The building itself is presently under threat of condemnation by the county. We are extremely thankful for the short investigation we performed. All I can say about the investigation is that we did contact a previous owner more than once who answered our series of questions using a K-2. And, a residual spirit of a short, bald man, wearing coveralls is on the first floor doing restocking in the front window and the main floor of the building. A few dark shadows were observed in the rear of the main floor.

The second floor and third were scary because they are hazardous to walk around due to the condition of the wooden floors. We only managed to take a few photos at those locations.

But, the building is officially listed as HAUNTED by Paragon Paranormal Shadow Chasers. We all would like to do a longer investigation to obtain some audio from the former owner!

Odd Fellows Lodge/ Hardware Store in Paragon, Indiana

Odd Fellows Lodge/ Hardware Store     Union Street in Paragon, Indiana

 

Our Sasquatch Field Investigation Team will be sponsoring a  Bigfoot forum we are calling Bigfoot Speak– An Evening With Bigfoot. The forum will be located at PJ and CHY’s Diner on SR 67, south-side of Paragon, Indiana. We’re asking everyone who has had a sighting or incident to come tell their story. Starts at 6:00 p.m. – come early for seating and enjoy the food. (The restaurant will be open till 8:00 p.m.)

A special shout-out to Kraig Maxwell Cassida – please  don’t have any more wrecks. Take care of yourself and get well soon!

I promise I will not wait so long to blog again!!

Carol

 

Oct 10

Morgan Monroe Forestry and Bigfoot

Family Campgrounds at Morgan-Monroe Forestry

      Family Campgrounds at Morgan-Monroe                                      Forestry

Late summer and fall is definitely the time of increased Sasquatch activity in our area in south central Indiana.  The area is lush with plenty to eat; orchards are ripe, gardens are finishing up, nuts are falling and deer are gathering in the fields to rummage through the remains of the corn and soybeans make for an easy protein meal for them. Yes, there are plenty of food sources in the area!

Reports have picked up and we’re getting calls of sightings too.

Northern Owen County sightings started in July, but have continued. Last week, October 1st, through October 7th, there was a repeat of sightings of 2 Sasquatch walking through the woods. This was located near Locust Lake Road and Bush Road. Investigators were unable to find any tracks but there were some broken trees which could be an indication of their presence. Hopefully, trail cams in the area will produce images.

Morgan Monroe Forestry is a favorite location for our investigations since this is where we have observed two different Sasquatch in the last 2 years.  In August, Bob and I observed a really large, 8’+ on the lane to the Stepp Cemetery. He left a nice trail through the woods. It should be noted that Stepp Cemetery has been the location of several sightings and cast footprints.

In early August, we received a phone call from David, the father of a family of 4, from the Indianapolis area who was starting to set up their camp in the overflow camping area. As they were unloading items from their truck and set-up their pull camper, their son excitedly asked his dad, “What’s that Dad?” Turning around quickly, David and his family observed a large bi-pedal creature that had paused in the middle of the road to the campground to look at them. He immediately proceeded in a couple more steps to cross the road and disappeared into the woods. The creature was only about 350′ from his family. David and his family immediately reloaded their camping gear and “Got the hell out of the area.” They had not even had time to register their camp at the forestry headquarters.  Lucky for us, we had talked to this family and given David one of our cards during one of our investigations, so he called us at Paragon Paranormal Shadow Chasers to let us know of their short, but very clear, witnessed sighting. He also let us know he will not be returning with his family to Morgan Monroe.

Just for the record, this was not the only time Sasquatch has been sighted in this section of the forest. I had my first sighting less than 2 miles from that area and numerous other researchers  have heard suspicious sounds in the Overflow Camping Area.

 

Stepp Cemetery, Morgan Monroe Forestry is a favorite paranormal investigation site is also proving to be a Bigfoot hot spot.

Stepp Cemetery, Morgan Monroe Forestry is a favorite paranormal investigation site is also proving to be a Bigfoot hot spot.

If you are into the paranormal investigations, we will be picking up more haunting investigations after I get the cast off my ankle in a few weeks so hang in there.

We will be at D.J. and Chy’s Cafe in Paragon on the local trick-or-treat night in Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana, somewhere around October 31st.  Sign-up in our raffle to win a newly released bigfoot movie called “Skookum,; The Search for Bigfoot”.

Till next time!

Carol

 

 

 

 

Aug 24

SASQUATCH AND GHOSTS INVADE PP-SC’S 2016 SUMMER

2016 was the first year PPSC attended the great Ohio Bigfoot Conference at Salt Fork Park. There is a lot to see and hear, let alone meet one on one with other researchers at the gathering.

It was a great experience to meet Bob Gimlin, one of the two men who filmed the Patterson-Gimlin film of the famous “Patty”, the very obvious female, black haired, Sasquatch, crossing through a dry creek bed in Bluff Creek, Washington. Bob Gimlin’s presentation wasn’t the longest but it was the most interesting to us.

Someone asked him what his first thought was after the horses alerted the two men to Sasquatch Patty’s presence and he quietly responded with “They ARE real!”, then promptly pulled his rifle out.

Bob explained he pulled the rifle out because this creature was something he had never experienced before and he didn’t have any idea how the huge beast would react to their presence; it could have been a very dangerous situation for him and Roger.

In the years following the experience, Bob has been ridiculed by many disbelievers and called an outright liar by many, but the truth and sincerity of Mr. Gimlin’s actions that fateful day is apparent by the look in his eyes when he speaks.

My thoughts of Bob Gimlin; He is one of the most sincere and truly friendly individuals in the Bigfoot community.

Fred Synic of Researcher of Massachusetts, C. Farrell (PPSC), Bob Gimlin, and Bob Farrell of the PPSC Sasquatch Field Research Team at the 2016 Ohio Bigfoot Conference

Fred Synic (Researcher of Massachusetts and Honorary PPSC member)  C. Farrell (Founder of PPSC), Bob Gimlin, and Bob Farrell (Founder of the PPSC Sasquatch Research Field Team) at the 2016 Ohio Bigfoot Conference.

On the local front here in Morgan, Monroe and Owen Counties, Indiana, new reports seem to indicate that the local Sasquatch are  starting to move around more and others are migrating through to places unknown in our state

We had a booth again this year at the Morgan County 4-H Fair in early August and seemed well received by the fair-goers.  Our investigators and team members of Paragon Paranormal-Shadow Chasers and the our Sasquatch Research Field Team joyed talking with the crowd, and initialized a conversation by commonly asking them as they walked up toward the booth “Do you believe?”  We got a lot of different answers!

Our Morgan County map was marked with locations where some of the participants had an encounter or experienced signs of Sasquatch. The stories that went along with the locations were very interesting. Areas in the county that showed clusters of sightings over the last several years lined-up with the reports we received this year.

Bob at the Morgan County Fair

Bob at the Morgan County Fair

Also popular was “Fred”, our 6′ Bigfoot costume stuffed with newspaper.  Hanging from a post and 2 feet off the floor (making him 8′ tall) many of the fair-goers, not just kids either, had their picture taken with him. Yours truly came into the merchants tent early one day and found the local “high sheriff” standing in front of our booth watching his deputies taking pictures of each other with “Fred”.  Good times!!

I should add that we attached a sign near Fred which stated “SQUATCH LIVES MATTER!”  Because they do!

 

Now for the paranormal investigations:

We have performed several investigations in our local area; one was a large 1890 lodge hall and in 2 private homes, addresses not publishable. We also investigated one in Sellersburg, Indiana and one in Rushville, Indiana.

The one we call the Paragon Country House had 2 spirits residing,  The elderly man and woman spirits are very quiet and move about mostly unseen by the residents; their energies are residual.

When the photo below was taken there was obvious energy in the room, but we couldn’t locate it. In reviewing the photos, the white mists between the sofa and window curtains became apparent. Looks like dogs to us – what do you think??

I forgot to tell you that the owners had a couple of white Akitas, now deceased. Looks like they’re still guarding the homestead!

The Paragon Country House had white mists in the living room. There are 2 between the sofa and the curtains.

The Paragon Country          House had white mists in    the living room. There are  2 between the sofa and the  curtains.

Hopefully my next posting will not be so long behind this one. Maybe by then I will be able to tell you about our other ghost investigations!

A special shout-out to Lisa Grubbs in Martinsville, Indiana. I haven’t forgotten you!  

Also a shout-out to Amber Hughes and Mike Page and Darlene Helms ; Thanks for the information at the Fair.

Remember to call us if you need an investigation of the Paranormal Kind!

Sincerely,

Carol Farrell

Founder of PP-SC

PP-SC with Bobcat Goldwaith and Lexus at the Ohio BF Conference

PP-SC with Bobcat Goldwaith and Lexus at the Ohio BF Conference

 

Apr 22

Sasquatch and Ghost Hunting Takes a Backseat for PPSC

Blue Orb at the Thomas House B&B in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.

Blue Orb at the Thomas House B&B in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.

 

Sorry for the long wait!  We’ve been busy but not necessarily in a good way.

The paranormal curtain opened for us starting about the third week of January when we started receiving a number of calls for paranormal consulting. With a full slate we entered into February and around Valentine’s Day, Bob decided to have a heart attack. Then five days later, he had another one… and pneumonia. He’s just now getting his strength back, but he is in cardiac rehab and that takes up our time since he’s not driving yet.

We do have a couple of ghost investigation projects lined-up when Bob gets better and one is located just outside of Cataract, Indiana. This involved a ghostly specter who works in the kitchen of the homeowner and another who stands guard at the end of a hallway. Neither are harmful and are just doing their thing; residual energies which we plan to send on their way. Hopefully, we will learn their names before they leave.

The other investigation will be in an old (1880’s) Victorian age house in Martinsville, Indiana. The owners have photographed a ghostly figure peering out the upstairs window, on more than one occasion.  There are various human-type shadows, audible footsteps and knocking noises in the walls also which are very unnerving late at night. a

And! There is also an old oil portrait of a lady that seems to watch the residents. (It’s always unnerving when people in paintings seem alive!)

 

 

We did have a chance to go to the most haunted place we know of, The Thomas House Inn located in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee for a couple of nights. I always feel welcomed by the spirits (and the Coles) as we enter the front door.

We were lucky. It was orb night at the inn. Almost every photo we took had orbs in it. The night vision was showing the orbs flitting all around and as Bob was walking through the semi-dark halls he had one particular small green orb circling all around him, even in the lobby area. The spirits were moving, but they were not talking: no EVPs were obtained which is very unusual.

The lead photo was taken in front of Room 37 at the Thomas House last week. The large, bright blue, dense orb has been seen by other investigators on occasion and we were fortunate enough to capture it this time.

Cannot wait to go back!

Orbs, orbs, orbs, Thomas House, Tennessee

 

On the Bigfoot scene, the number of local sightings are increasing. Spring is coming (soon, we hope!) and we think the Bigfoot migrate as nature turns everything green and gives them an additional food sources.

 

Bigfoot by Tim

Bigfoot by Tim

A very reputable couple (husband and wife, elderly) near Gosport, Indiana contacted us last week about a sighting along the White River a couple of months ago in February. This week, other Owen County residents gave us two additional reports, and unknowing to them, the reports are only one mile apart! All four interviewed had very similar descriptions. We at PPSC, Sasquatch Research Field Team, are almost sure these reports could possibly be the same beast because of one unusual trait the spotters all made note of in it’s appearance.  There will be extensive follow-ups on these reports.

 

Shout-Outs!

To DJ and Chy, congratulations on finally getting the keys to the restaurant in Paragon! This is the best place for breakfast in the area, served all day I might add. Get there early because they are only open till 2 p.m. on Sunday till Thursday, but open later on the weekends . DJ serves really good steak and catfish on Friday and Saturdays.

A big shout-out to our friends at Lou’s Cafe on US 231 south of Cloverdale, Indiana. Where the homemade bread,  cinnamon rolls, pies, tenderloins, burgers, taco salads, chef salads, beans and cornbread… awww heck, it’s all awesome!!

Happy Birthday to Braydon and Ethan Rohland!! Love you guys!

Till next time!

 

Carol

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

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