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June 22nd, 2012

Strangely and unfortunately, these have cropped and occur occaisonally at night right before I go to bed.

I will go into detail on the latest one, which happened only a couple of nights ago, as it was the worst of this type I experienced.

To sum it up, I kept having a nagging feeling I would die if I fell asleep. My nose was stuffy and I was having breathing normally, so I tried to sleep with my mouth open but felt kind of awkward like that and had trouble falling asleep. Then I got terrible dry mouth. I fell asleep and woke up gasping for air. Had I stopped breathing? I became afraid. My heart felt like it was beating abnormally. Did I accidentally take too much of my blood pressure/cholesterol meds?

Unfortunately, nowadays I have a lot of trouble remembering to take my medication. I have become very absent minded, and the fear of overdosing hovers over me on and off, as many of the meds I take are the maximum dosage or near maximum that anyone can take no matter what their body weight might be.

Was I dying, I thought? Something felt wrong. I was exhausted, but could not rest. I woke up Lois and told her what was wrong. The feelings were so intense I told her she might have to take me to the emergency room. Some of my other meds had kicked in pretty good and I was extremely sedated, but I could not rest. I began imagining being taken to the emergency room, and all of this major stuff going on as doctor's did various things to me, and with my extreme exhaustion being unable to reply to their questions. I started feeling for some reason I'd be in there for a week, and this made me feel even worse.

I had to wake up Lois again, and I got her to get me some water. I told her to keep checking on me. I felt a little more comfortable knowing she was going to check on me. I was praying for sleep, to be released from this torment.

I woke up the next day, and after talking to Lois, she said I fell asleep not long afterward and began snoring.
I have been conducting "surveillance" at my grandmother's trying to track down the nature of the haunting. I was little surprised to find out the house is still relatively active. A lot of the family thought it kinda died down after my grandfather died, and perhaps it did, but I am still finding some pretty cool stuff.

I'm caught two definite orbs (not the dust time) as for now I can't afford good night vision and these little orbs emit their own light source. One travels down the hallway very quickly, to the point where if I had blinked at the wrong time I would've missed it. I had to slow it down by 1/8th and then 1/64th speed to get a good look at it. That orb is white is color.

More recently I caught a second orb, a red one, that simply appears, grows brighter, then vanishes. Another one I had to slow down to get a good look at it. I also magnified them by about 4X to see them closer up.

One of the most interesting things I've caught so far is a very loud and unmistakable hammering noise late at night. I know it could not have been my grandmother as she is rather frail and no one else lives with her. This roughly occurred 10-20 minutes after we had left the home.

The hammering sound lasts 7 to 10 seconds roughly. At the end of the hammering, it sounds like the hammer is partially dropped at the end. The house was built in the 60s, and it was gutted after Hurricane Ike due to massive water/mold damage done after a tree fell through the roof.

Part of the haunting must be residual. To my knowledge, this is the first thing I've ever encountered that hints at a residual haunting. Most of the contacts I have made are "intelligences" via EVP. Is this due to the water table under the house, or its close proximity to the San Jacinto River? It's possible, as water is often attributed as the cause of residual hauntings.

But the thing is, at my grandmother's their is also an intelligent haunting. Believe it or not, I have received through multiple EVPs at her house the name David Davis. He lived, according to Plat Maps of the area, nearby my grandmother's land in the 1890s.

I've also found a bit more of the background of the property: In the 1920s-1930s, nearby at least, flourished a little town known as Byspot. We had never known this before. As a town, it barely got a foot in the ground before it virtually vanished off local maps.

Food for thought...

May 9th, 2012

All,

DARS is the program I was referred to today. It stands for the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, but it is far from Assistive or Rehabilitative. After going through a horrible experience with the man at the other end of the phone in a DARS office, he made me feel extremely unconfortable, talked circles around me, and tried to convince me he couldn't help me. I got tired of the BS, and after having a minor conniption fit over the phone he found some free time to "squeeze me in" a month from now. Somehow he came up with the time of 2pm. From my experience with DARS in Montgomery Co., they never helped me because luckily I found a job before the Milky Way galaxy merged with a neighboring galaxy. They wasted my time in the Montgomery County office, scheduling me over a month in advance and at the last minute cancelling and rescheduling ad infinitum.

DARS has a website at http://www.dars.state.tx.us/rules/openrecords.shtml. Interestingly enough, if you go to the Business Information at the top of the screen, you will find a button that says "Protest Procedures". If you click it, it takes you to a garbled page with no help.

There is also a link to contact the State Auditor for fraud via a Hotline, provided by a link under Stimulus ARRA. That also is a bad link.

Read this outlandish report to see what B.S. I went through: http://www.ripoffreport.com/state-government/texas-department-of/texas-department-of-assistive-d9f64.htm

If for some reason the link goes bad, I need to save some of these sordid details for posterity:

Here, I find another link at https://digital.library.txstate.edu/bitstream/handle/10877/3639/fulltext.pdf:

Apparently DARS uses PROBATION OFFICERS TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU ARE DISABLED!!!! In a document directed at Prison dynamics, I learn the author:

"Gevana L. Salinas is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Texas State University. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1995 with an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement. She has worked for the Hays County Sheriffs Office as a Corrections Officer and Peace Officer, a Peace Officer for Texas State University, and an Adult Probation Officer for Caldwell County. She earned and obtained her Peace Officer Certification, Correction Officer Certification, and Probation Officer Certification during her career in the Criminal Justice Field. She is currently employed by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services/Disability Determination Services as a Disability Specialist IV. :"

Police Types don't Mix Well with the Mentally Ill. The fact that a Probation Officer with no background in Psychology whatsoever is given free reign to diagnose is an absolute farce.

So, Lois: I really don't think there is a point in making a complaint.

Sorry for the following being in all caps. That's how it was presented online.


From the ripoffreport: "SO NOW, I WANTED TO SEE IF THE DARS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PEOPLE COULD HELP ME FIND WORK.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO BE CERTIFIED AS DISABLED FOR THIS PROGRAM. THEY SENT ME TO A MEDICAL DOCTOR WHO IS A SPECIALIST IN MY DISABILITY AND HE ORDERED MRI AND X-RAYS TO DOCUMENT IT. THEY ALSO SENT ME TO THE MHMR RESOURCE IN MY COUNTY AT NOT MUCH EXPENSE TO TAXPAYERS FOR A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION TO SEE IF I WAS CAPABLE OF WORKING. IT ALL CHECKED OUT.

THE LAST TIME I WENT TO THE EAST AUSTIN DARS OFFICE, MY CASE HAD BEEN DUMPED ONTO A OVERWORKED CASE WORKER WHO WAS A HAIRTRIGGER AWAY FROM BURNOUT AND I WAS THE LAST PERSON SHE WANTED TO SEE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SHE WROTE IN MY CASE FILE BUT WHATEVER IT WAS, NOBODY HAS A CIVIL THING TO SAY TO ME ONCE THEY READ IT. I GUESS I WILL HAVE TO ASK TO SEE IT UNDER THE TEXAS PUBLIC INFORMATION LAWS. WONDER HOW MUCH THEY WILL REDACT.
I WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO CORRECT A LOT OF MISINFORMATION.

I ONCE WENT TO THE NORTH AUSTIN DARS OFFICE BUT THOSE PEOPLE ACTED LIKE THEY COULDN'T TAKE ON ANOTHER CASE EITHER...

I FIGURED IT WOULD ALL BE THE SAME NO MATTER WHICH DARS OFFICE

I FIGURED IT IS ALL THE SAME SINCE MY FILE HAS PROBABLY BEEN COMPUTERIZED SO I MIGHT AS WELL GO BACK TO THE EAST AUSTIN OFFICE. I FIGURED THAT MS SUNSHINE, THE CASEWORKER WHO HAD CURSED AND MOANED ABOUT GETTING ANOTHER CASE WOULD BE GONE BY ATTRITION OR RETIREMENT.

I HADN'T COUNTED ON MR. WONDERFUL THOUGH.

WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS GUY, HE LOOKED LIKE AN AMERICAN INDIAN. I AM HALF NATIVE AMERICAN --CHOCTAW, LUMBEE AND CHEROKEE TO BE EXACT. FROM THE RECEPTION I GOT, I THINK OUR PEOPLE MUST HAVE BEEN AT WAR BACK IN THE DAY FROM THE LOOK ON HIS FACE. HE SEEMED TO BE "OUT THERE."

HE HADN'T TALKED WITH ME MORE THAN A DEW MINUTES BEFORE HE TOLD ME THAT I HAD "BIPOLAR DISORDER." I DID NOT SEE ANY DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATIONS ON THE WALL QUALIFYING THIS GUY AS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST OR AN MD BEHIND HIS NAME THAT CERTIFIED HIM AS A PSYCHIATRIST--AND I ALWAYS LOOK ON THE WALLS OF ANY DEGREED PROFESSIONAL. AT MOST, THIS JOKER MAY HAVE A MSW OR A BACHELORS OF SOCIAL WORK AND HE MIGHT BE A LICENSED SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR. HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW ME AND HE IS TRYING TO HANG A RATHER SERIOUS PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER ON ME...THE ONLY INHERITED DISORDERS IN MY FAMILY ARE CARDIOVASCULAR. WE HAVE NEVER HAD A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT ON EITHER SIDE OF THE FAMILY.

HE THEN BREAKS INTO RAPID FIRE QUESTIONING LIKE HE IS A PAROLE OFFICER OR SOMETHING OR MAYBE A PROBATION OFFICER. I TOOK SOME CLASSES IN CORRECTIONS OPERATION AT SCHOOL. SO WHAT IS UP WITH THIS?

HE THEN TELLS ME I AM GOING TO BE SENT TO A CLINIC TO BE SCREENED FOR ENTRY INTO THE PROGRAM AND THEN I AM GOING TO SEE A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST.

HE HAS MY CASE FILE WHICH IS HUGE SITTING ON THE DESK BEFORE HIM AND HE ALREADY HAS ALL OF MY INFORMATION SO WHY IS HE WANTING TO SPEND MORE TAXPAYER MONEY? WE ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING A DEFICIT AND THESE ARE UNNECESSARY EXPENDIURES.

I WENT TO MY CAR AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS WHO CAME WITH ME -- BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A NEIGHBORHOOD YOU ENTER ALONE-- ASKED ME IF THAT WAS THE CASE WORKER I WENT TO SEE. THE GUY HAD RACED OUT OF THE DOOR ON THE PRETEXT OF LIGHTING A CIGARETTE TO SEE WHAT SORT OF CAR I HAD GOTTEN INTO.

WHY?

THE CLINIC HE SENT ME TO WAS A PRIMACARE STOREFRONT CLINIC WHERE THEY DO ONLY THE MOST PRELIMINARY CHECKS. AND MAYBE YOU CAN SPEAK WITH A PHYSICIAN FOR A FEW SECONDS. I LATER LEARNED I WAS HERE PRIMARILY TO GET A DRUG SCREEN. I DON'T USE. DOES THIS CLOWN THINK I AM A HEROIN ADDICT AND A PSYCHIATRIC CASE?

I WENT THROUGH THE USUAL BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK, THE WEIGH IN, THE TEMPERATURE CHECK AND THEN I HAD A FEW SECONDS WITH A SURLY, ARROGANT MUSLIM DOCTOR WHO APPEARED TO BE A RESIDENT AND NOT A FULL MD. HE COULD HARDLY WAIT TO GET ME OUT OF THERE. I PASSED THE DRUG TEST. HO HUM.

THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST EVALUATION WAS SURREAL.

IN THE FIRST PLACE, THE OFFICE IS LOCATED NEXT TO A SECOND-RATE STRIP CLUB! I WAS SUPPOSED TO CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM MY APPOINTMENT BUT I CAN'[T ALWAYS FIND A FRIEND WITH A CELL PHONE.

I WAS GIVEN A BATTERY OF TESTS BY AN OFFICE ASSISTANT --COMPREHENSION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, GRAMMAR, SPELLING AND SIMPLE MATH. I HAD A PENCIL AND PAPER SO I COULD SEE WHAT I WAS DOING. SO FAR, OK.

THEN, I WAS INTRODUCED TO A NICE YOUNG HISPANIC MAN WHO APPEARED TO BE A PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT AND A PUERTO RICAN WOMAN WHO APPEARED TO BE HIS GRADUATE ADVISER. THEY THEN SHOWED ME SOME GEOMETRIC DIAGRAMS IN A BOOK AND THEN GAVE ME A BOX OF BLOCKS AND I WAS SUPPOSED TO DUPLICATE THE DESIGNS IN THE BOOK USING THE BLOCKS. THEN THEY STARTED TALKING RATHER LOUDLY AND TAKING AND MAKING CELL PHONE CALLS WHILE I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE DAMNED BLOCKS. I DID NOT KNOW IF THIS WAS A TEST TO SEE HOW WELL I DEALT WITH STRESS OR THEY WERE JUST THAT RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL OF ME BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT I WAS SOME CHARITY CASE SENT BY THE STATE. I THINK THEY WOULD HAVE SHOWN A RAT IN A MAZE MORE COURTESY.

EVENTUALLY, I STOPPED PLAYING WITH THE BLOCKS AND POLITELY REFUSED TO GO ON.

THEY THEN ASKED ME TO WORK SOME MATH PROBLEMS AND I ASKED THEM IF I COULD HAVE A PENCIL AND PAPER AND THEY SAID NO. I DID ATTEMPT A FEW PROBLEMS BUT BY THIS TIME, I WAS JUST AS SICK OF THEM AND THEIR RUDENESS AS THEY WERE OF ME.

THEY THEN ASKED ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY OPINION ABOUT DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, GHANDI, MALCOLM X AND HITLER..I SAID THE USUAL BANALITIES AND THEN,IT WAS TIME TO SEE THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST.

IF I HAD MET THIS MAN UNDER ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES, I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE LIKED HIM. HE HAD A LOT OF BOOKS ON MEXICAN CULTURE AND HISTORY AND HE HAD A LOT OF CREDENTIALS ON THE WALL. HE WAS ALSO A PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN AND APPEARED TO BE A VERY OLD MAN. I LIKE THAT. I DIDN'T WANT SOME ROOKIE EXPERIMENTING WITH ME.

HE TOLD ME THAT HE HAD KNOWN MR. WONDERFUL FOR YEARS AND RESPECTED HIM AND THAT HE DEEPLY CARED ABOUT HIS CLIENTS. (LIKE HELL). WELL, I HAD BRIGHTENED TO THE FACT THAT THIS MIGHT BE THE FIRST INTELLECTUAL CONVERSATION I HAD SINCE I HAD BEEN OUT OF COLLEGE WHICH HE MISINTERPRETED AS "HYPERMANIA."

HOW STUPID IS THIS. THAT IS A TERM THAT USED TO BE BANTERED ABOUT IN THE 1940S AND 190S AND MAYBE EARLIER THAN THAT AND PROBABLY ISN'T EVEN USED ANYMORE BY THE APA. DUDE DIDN'T KNOW THAT I AM NATURALLY RESERVED AND DO NOT GET THE CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT DEEP AND PHILOSOPHICAL SUBJECTS AND I THOUGHT THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY WANTING TO DIAGNOSE ME.

INSTEAD, HE LIT IN AND SAID I HAD "BIPOLAR DISORDER." I HAVE ONLY BEEN THERE A FERW MINUTES AND NOT SAID MORE THAN YES AND NO ANSWERS. THEN I REALIZED THAT I HAD BEEN SET UP. MR. WONDERFUL HAD GIVEN HIM A LIST OF QUESTIONS HE HAD ASKED ME AT THE EAST AUSTIN DARS INTAKE INTERVIEW. AND HE WAS GOING TO USE THIS NICE OLD MAN TO BACK HIM UP.

WHAT FOLLOWED THEN WAS A BATTERING, NOT A DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW. THIS WAS A GESTAPO INTERROGATION, A HOSTILE CROSS EXAMINATION AND A NON-STOP THREATENING HELL ALL IN ONE. I HAD NO IDEA WHY I WAS BEING SUBJECTED TO THIS HAMMERING AND WOULD HAVE WALKED OUT.

THIS GUY'S MIND HAD BEEN MADE UP BEFORE HE EVER SAW ME. I NEVER HAD A CHANCE OR A REAL DIAGNOSIS THANKS TO MR. WONDERFUL.

I FELT THAT HE WAS GOING TO CALL THE TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT MENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS AND HAVE ME TAKEN TO THE AUSTIN STATE HOSPITAL FOR AN INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT AND 72-HOUR OBSERVATION. I THOUGHT MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE TRIED HARDER TO WORK WITH THE DAMNED BLOCKS IF HE WAS GOING TO BE THIS ANGRY.

AFTER HE WAS FINISHED SHOUTING AT ME, I DECIDED TO HELL WITH THE DARS PROGRAM... AT LEAST FOR ME.

AFTER I FINISHED, THE OFFICE ASSISTANT LADY GAVE ME A CLIPBOARD ON ITH THERE WAS A PAPER SOME OPEN-ENDED SENTENCES THAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO COMPLETE. I AM EXPECTING THE MENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS TO ARRIVE ANY MINUTE AND YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? WERE THEY STALLING FOR TIME?

I WONDER WHAT THEY THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SAY? I WAS AS NON-COMMITTAL AS POSSIBLE AND WHEN I FINISHED, THEY SAID I COULD LEAVE.

HOW DID I KEEP MY COOL UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES? BY KNOWING I WOULD WRITE ABOUT THIS ON THE RIP OFF REPORT AND EXPOSE WHAT APPEARED TO ME TO BE A FEE SPLITTING AND REFERRAL SCAM ON THE RIP OFF REPORT.

I AM NOT NAMING NAMES BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW FOR SURE THAT THERE IS A REFERRAL RACKET GOING ON , JUST THAT AN ORDINARY CASE WORKER SHOULD NOT HAVE THE POWER TO REFER A CLIENT ANYWHERE! IT IS TOO EASY TO ASSUME THAT THE CASEWORKER IS PAID FROM THE MONEY THE PROFESSIONAL MAKES WHEN HE OR SHE IS PAID BY THE STATE. SWEET DEAL. AND IF THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DOES NOT SAY WHAT THE CASEWORKER TELLS THEM TO SAY, NO MORE REFERRALS.

WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO TREAT A CLIENT LIKE THIS?

I WAS HOPING LIKE EVERYTHING I WOULD NOT HAVE TO SEE THIS LARGE, ANCIENT AND ANGRY MAN FOR COUNSELING. MAYBE HE WAS THE REASON THAT MR.WONDERFUL WAS SUCH A MESS.

SO WHEN I SHOWED UP FOR MY NEXT APPOINTMENT, MR. WONDERFUL DID NOT EVEN BOTHER TO TELL ME THE RESULTS OF MY PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE, HE WAS MORE INTERESTED IN TELLING ME THAT I WAS NOT GOING TO SCHOOL THIS FALL AND WANTING TO KNOW AND HOW AND WHERE I WAS LIVING. NONE OF HIS BUSINESS ABOUT WHERE AND HOW I AM LIVING.

HE THEN ASKS ME FOR MY ACCESS INFORMATION TO MY AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT COMPUTER ACCOUNT WHICH I GAVE HIM BECAUSE I KNEW I HAD MYSELF DELETED FROM THE SYSTEM WHEN ..."

May 6th, 2012

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I also like experimenting with music. I definitely am no Mozart or Peter Steele, but I do fiddle with it. Most of it is just electronic stuff I do over the computer.

I case you're interested a have a playlist of about 6 songs I composed on youtube.

"Slow Melancholic Bleed" is improve I did on the keyboard with interesting video footage to go with it. I combined several hydromancy photos I took into a slide show and then added effects.

It has a kind of morbid, dreary feel to it.

I have finally decided on a name for my zine. It's going to be called Arcane Angles.

The first zine (currently at 33 pages in 12 point font) covers 4 topics:

1)EVPs-the stuff most don't know
2)The Occult in the Catholic Church: A Detailed account of the life of Abbe Boullan and Eugene Vintras
3)Voodoo, the Vagisil Cream Woman, and Galveston
4)The Minority of the Living: People that live in Necropolises

I am waiting for a little money before I open up a PO Box.
I will initially be printing 15-20 copies.

It will also showcase some of my art as well as old art dealing with witchcraft etc.
I am seeking a good place to print on newspaper paper, but will likely print it on regular computer paper.

This is a very low-profit/not-for-profit venture. It's mainly to test the waters and start correspondence with similar people.

I have not totally calculated the final price of the zine yet. I still have to get a quote for printing and shipping costs.


-----Personal update:
I have turned 31. My dad might be pre-diabetic or diabetic, which makes me worry even more. Last month my youtube views grew by over 2300+! There's lots of stuff. I am working on going back to work-ha. As you can tell I have a lot of mixed emotions over it. Nothing like being treated like shit for a pittance!

I have largely cut down on my paranormal investigations. Believe it or not, I don't like the hostility of many of the "entities", and knowing that they are around me and I can't see them does not help. In more limited cases I still plan on investigating places, etc.-but I must emphasize, IT WON'T BE AS OFTEN. Where you investigate does affect the type of responses you will get. They can at least sometimes and DO follow you! But it's not like a poltergeist has been let loose. Subtle things, and a lot of eerie, negative EVPs caught at home.

There is this one area in the Pineywoods of Texas (if I remember correctly) where a school onece stood, that way back when literally exploded and killed dozens of people. If the area is relatively accessible I might try going there.

Also, I do plan sometime this summer going to see the Saratoga ghost light. It's a little less than two hours east of here. Chances are good after dusk that people will see it, and though I know I want to see it, along with my wife and mother, I have contemplated the fact it might prove very frightening. I am considering, stress that word, attempting contact via the franks box. I do not want that light following me though.

I have been having some strange panic attacks. Usually right before I fall asleep. For some reason it has to do with a fear of death. Since I'm healthier these days I don't welcome death and the longer I'm around nowadays the better.

Ever since I started visiting cemeteries and speaking with the dead (via EVP)I have a much more complex views of it all, and have to realize and appreciate the gift of life.

I have lost 30 pounds and am now taking medication to regulate my blood pressure and cholesterol. I must have inherited it from my father, because I have stage 1 hypertension (at least before the meds kicked in), and my unhealthy cholesterol was at 600 when 200 normally is considered bad.

April 24th, 2012

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April 23rd, 2012

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working on publishing a zine. So far, zine #1 is over 20 pages in 12 point font. It has to do with the occult, the paranormal, etc. etc. Has to do with a variety of topics, but there is a long bit on EVPs and a long bit on French clergymen that secretly practiced the occult in one form or another.

still haven't figured out a name to call it.

Went to the Japan Festival with Lois. Saw a bastard holding a sign saying all the Buddhists and basically anyone was going to hell. Loser.

Oh yeah, been married over 4 years now. Austin was fun. Not sure if I mentioned that. We hunted for arrowheads (not in Austin), saw the Cathedral of Junk, shopped a little, and stayed a few days with Aunt Beck and Uncle David.

Currently bored out of my mind. Easter was fun, but uneventful. Losing a lot of weight. I'm going through a major diet change, and have been on it quite a while now. In the last 11 days I lost 7 pounds. On blood pressure meds. About to get on cholesterol meds, seeing my bad cholesterol was at 600 even though I got it down to 500. Heart attack here we come! Getting grey hairs. Losing more hair. Still pretty young looking when I'm clean shaven though. Oh well, who the fuck cares.

Had a few very hard to describe events happen to me. Involving sleep or almost asleep thoughts coming from somewhere. One time I was almost asleep, and in my head I heard something shout "Paul!", in the process rousing me from my near slumber. What was strange was that it didn't appear to be coming from inside me. A bit eerie I must admit.

This afternoon, I was taking a nap with Lois, and I had this vague memory of her shouting at me some message, though I don't think it really happened in a literal sense. She doesn't remember it at all.

Looking forward to where the zine might take me. Hoping to meet some interesting individuals in the process.

April 3rd, 2012



Though this image is not very bright, we caught this orb moving across the screen. Besides addition comparisons and attempts to debunk, the main reason we know it is an orb is that we were in a pitch black room and WERE NOT using night vision. Modern video cameras often detect areas of the invisible spectrum that the human eye cannot see.

Night vision for video cameras work by emitting light that cannot be seen by the human eye, but light that is visible through the eye of a video camera.

In a sense we might have lucked out, because if we using a source of light to see this we might discount it as dust. Also, since we were not using any source of light, we were able to conclude it was emitting its own light (invisible to the human eye).

It remains within camera view for possibly 10 seconds. After Lois took a flash picture in the room, it appears to dislike it and quickly flies across the view of the video camera and out of screen view. Therefore in a sense you could hypothesize it was exhibiting a form of intelligence.

The details are actually a bit more complicated than this, but will be expounded upon in the final video reveal.

April 2nd, 2012

You might have seen the interview I conducted with my grandmother about the haunting at her house (nowadays it's more benign and the activity is definitely lower after decades of her living there).

To me it is a big job working on this small production, as since it's my grandmother and family-related I want to do a thorough job.

We caught many EVPs etc. and possibly some visual evidence. I am also using EVP clues recieved during the investigation to find her long lost wedding dinner ring. It has been missing for decades, and the region of her property we believe it to be located on is where her former greenhouse lay until a fire burned down her seperated garage, barn, greenhouse and many trees.

I have a very powerful metal detector, but before I can really use it I have to clear the area of land where the greenhouse was. It is littered in debris from the fire, old wood, lots of itchy vines, as well as lots of large chunks of metal that I have been systematically moving aside so they will not interfere with finding the ring.

The two important evps that support this area being the site of the lost ring (besides my grandmother being rather convinced it's in this area), is one saying "by the green house" (via ghost box), and another saying "by the furnace".

There is not exactly a furnace per-se, but in the vicinity of the site of the former green house there once was an old-timey metal stove that one of my grandparents had apparently put out there.

I have spent about 10 hours so far clearing that area of land, and have found a few pieces of what I believe was once a stove, now a drab orange color and in fragments as if it had been dismantled.

I could already start the job of searching via metal detector, but I want to clear the land as well as possible to avoid future delays in finding it, as well as eleminate further the risk of snake bite.

One thing you must know is that spirits, or whatever entities we are in contact with via EVP, can read your mind. This phenomenon has been well documented, and I have even experienced it myself, as often when I am forming a question in my mind and about to speak it, the answer is already caught on the equipment. Sometimes they even answer twice, one during the thought being generated, and once after it being spoken. It is not just I that have experienced this, but rather it is very well documented.

The trouble in any investigation is that by applying logic, and realizing the depth of our current lack of understanding of these beings, we have no way of knowing for sure if and when they tell us the truth.

From my experience, once contact is made with a spirit, and they become aware that you know what they say during recordings, some tend to follow you around. Thus your location of investigation often can influence what type of beings you have.

Though this is just my personal experience, at least some spirits find the ghost/franks box irritating or intruding, and possibly even try to turn it off. I have caught EVPs over the ghost box telling me to turn it off, along with other messages involving shutting it off.

Moreover, in the times I use an EM Pump (electromagnetic pump, which emits rather high quantities of electromagnetic radiation and possibly aids the spirit in energy collection for more powerful manifestations), I find that the ghost box tends to quit cycling more often and occasionally is mysteriously turned off completely.

The one way I have found of continuing the cycling of the ghost box is by continously holding down the SCAN button, but this method is not full proof (for example, in paranormal situations the battery could be quickly drained)

Though unsure, I might have even caught an EVP saying something to the effect (and this is at the investigation at my grandmother's home) that it was smart to hold down the button.

I also have many other smaller projects underway, including another Audacity tutorial for increasing the number of EVPs you can hear in your investigation during a typical question and silence method of investigation.
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