I didn’t feel anything in particular when we first entered the Hotel, but that changed quickly once we started filming Peg’s interview. During the interviews, I mainly smile and nod because I have to keep quiet rather than filling in with the usual comments one makes during a normal two-way conversation. However, I kept looking past Peg down towards the other hallway. I felt there was something there. About halfway through Peg’s interview, I got chills and felt the hair on my neck rise. There were goosebumps all up and down each arm and I stated with absolute certainty, “There’s someone here with us right now.” I felt that someone was standing in front of us. I didn’t get anything else. If I had to guess, I would say it was s female presence. I don’t think Peg, Frank, or Jim felt anything unusual.
I continued to be very much drawn to that end of the third floor in particular. I felt several times as though I was being watched. It was not unfriendly, just curious.
When I put our things in the sleeping room Peg had assigned to us, I found myself short of breath. I attributed it to carrying several heavy bags and a gym bag up two flights of stairs. But it continued beyond when I should have recovered. At one point, I actually gasped for air. As soon as I left the room and sat on the sofa outside, I was fine. When I went back in again later, I did not feel nearly as much discomfort. I think my body had adjusted at that point although I continued to feel a type of “heaviness” in that room and did not sleep well.
During Carol’s Spirit Circle, all of a sudden my right wrist and forearm began to ache sharply. I don’t have any condition such as arthritis that would cause this, nor do I have any type of old injury that could have flared up. I also had not been carrying equipment earlier in the day that could have explained it. I think one of the spirits was trying to tell me something; however, I missed the opportunity because I did not pursue the odd event and ask questions about it. The pain went away after a few minutes. At other times, I felt tingly feelings on both hands, as well as a cold breeze on my left side that went in between Malinka and I. She was also feeling it. Did not appear to be any drafts that would cause it.
At one point in the “cot room,” Jim got a “non 60 cycle” response on the eSmog meter. That means that it was not caused by the usual house/appliance wiring, but by an unknown source. He also got KII spikes into the red range. He wanted to hold an EVP session there, but couldn’t get the others to pay any attention to him. Unfortunately, he gave up on the idea and left. I learned the next morning that the two investigators who slept in that room, Lisa and Malinka, both had odd, disturbing dreams and Lisa felt her hair touched during the night. Malinka thought she heard a cat purring nearby at one point when she was awake. Peg later told me that there had been other reports of phenomena in the “cot room.”
I tried to review the DVR cameras, but there appears to be constant interference with them. Large blocks of time are unaccounted for. They work fine here at home. The source of the interference remains unknown at this time.
On my initial walk-through (which magically did not appear on my digital recording), I felt that the front room (with the 8 or 9 Christmas trees) was once a gathering place. Felt lots of residual energy from people passing through or relaxing in the room. I believe I particularly felt the energy of a man there, but don’t remember now if he said anything.
There were two places that really struck me. When I walked into the room that Pat and Jim were sleeping in, I immediately felt that It was a room of sickness and death. As soon as I walked in, I felt that someone had died. It was also difficult to breathe while in the room (changed immediately when I passed through the doorway) and I felt a definite female energy.
The other remarkable spot was on the third floor, in a room that still had layers of old wallpaper and had not been refurbished. I could feel female energy there as well. I will note here that the décor of the room was distracting and on hindsight I was picking up on the energy of the cribs in some cases and perhaps not the hotel at all.
While I was waiting for Rene to finish his walk-through, Lisa explained the KII and other EMF detectors to Malinka then Jim joined us to talk about “the experiment”. I easily understood my part of it, the rest of it I get the idea, the science sounded fascinating. I noticed while we were talking that the KII lit up. This is while we were in our staging area in the “cot room”.
I went to look for Pat and found her in the bedroom where I felt the woman had died. When we were in there I felt as if my lungs were full of fluid and there was a weight on my chest and found I couldn’t spend a lot of time in there, without preparing myself for the discomfort.
Before the first Spirit Circle began, I saw the spirit of a woman standing behind Pat. Lisa saw the KII light up. Pat felt the spirit person move behind her. She appeared to me to be in her mid-forties (although people from different time periods sometimes look older than they actually are). The spirit person then moved behind Pat and I didn’t sense her as much.
I started the spirit circle with deep breathing and protected our space. We closed our eyes, took a deep breath and imagined ourselves grounded to the earth. Our roots go deep into the earth until they reach the center of the earth, at which time Mother Earth sends us pure energy. We joined hands and asked spirit to move among us. We gathered energy for spirit to use to manifest for us.
I was feeling very hot on the right side of my body. KII was lighting up, but I think this was later debunked as electricity in the building. I stopped feeling hot and asked if we could speak to Milo, and asked if he would join us. That we had come to his home, asked to share his memories, what he did at his home, what his history was. I asked about Mr. McGuire, asked if he would come and be with us. I got very cold on my left side.
I sensed the spirit of a young girl about 12 years old. She was very curious about us. I asked her for her name. Pat’s right arm and wrist began to hurt. Lisa felt someone touching her ankle. I sensed a little boy in the room with us. Lisa spoke to the spirit person. Pat felt that a spirit was looking over her shoulder at the trigger objects we brought with us. I felt someone touch my head and heard the name Katie. Pat described the jewelry and perfume. The perfume was of lavender scent, I made it for the spirits, in hopes it would remind them of something they had while they stayed in the hotel or lived there. Pat invited the spirits to touch the jewelry or wear it
I invited spirits to take energy from the crystals or the crystal ball. I felt a touch on the other side of my head. Pat asked the spirits to make the KII blink once if they were there and twice if they were none. We thanked the spirits for letting us stay in their hotel. I was feeling much of the time that we were in someone’s house more than a hotel. Most of the spirits had an ownership feeling to them rather than a guest feeling. Lisa asked if the Spirit person with us was a soldier or a child. Pat asked if the spirit persons could help us have a pleasant stay at the hotel. Pat asked about the local attractions. We wondered what was lighting up the KII again. Pat asked if the spirit person could help us get tickets to the opera.
I heard a sigh or deep breath. Pat thought it might be Rene and Jim, but I heard a sigh and not a voice and Lisa said she felt cold on the side between us. Pat said we’d really like to get to know the spirits and asked if they would talk into our recorders and then asked if they could light the KII. Lisa asked if there were children with us. Lisa invited the children to sit next to her. Lisa talked about her grandchildren and asked the spirit persons to tell us how old they are.
I got an older man, grandfather age, white hair. He was not in civil war clothing. Had a laugh about the bucktail brigade comment that Pat made. He showed me “handy-man” work, fixing things. He talked to me about the building being worked on. Pat asked if the spirit knew Merle or if he had seen Merle. The spirit person said he likes things done a certain way. Pat asked if he approves of the building. What the spirit person showed me was not how the building looks now.
Next I got a fun spirit who said her name was Carla. She reminded me of Lisa (and also the spirit named Cecile from Gabriel’s who has been known to follow me around), she’s bubbly and full of energy. She is definitely in visitation here. The Carla spirit seemed happy that we were there, someone to play with and have fun with. Pat asked if Carla would sit with us on the EVP sessions and if we could take some photos. We all remarked that the room was much cooler than when we started. Pat and Lisa had tingly feelings on their hands. Lisa said she had that on her feet also. I felt something on my left leg. Pat said the cold was moving, but there were no windows or drafts. Ashleigh said she was feeling very cold. We invited Carla to hang out with us at our future circles.
We closed the circle and asked to retain the energy for the rest of our investigation.
Web-Cam Jim said there was an orb that came up from the table and disappeared just as we began the circle. Someone in the chat room said Lisa’s visitor may have been the ghost cat. Web-Cam Jim said that a spirit person named Henry and the cat have been noticed in that space.
Web Cam Jim brought the picture of a woman whom I felt was named Margaret into the room (portrait had been taken down because of the Christmas decorations).
I next did an exploration of the room with the multiple layers of wallpaper. I sensed the spirit of a woman. She said that the grandmother of the child was also here to see the child.
I saw image of a rocking chair in the room and saw a woman sitting with her child looking out the window. She wanted to see what was going on outside. I felt the woman was there for a celebration with her family. I felt spirit touching my hair. The woman was there when she was much younger to visit her aunt. She came from a farm. She withdrew. I asked if there were any other guests that could come and chat with me. A spirit came in, but I couldn’t understand what they were saying at first. This spirit person was away for a long time, I asked if it was because he was a soldier. He said he came back and everything had changed. His brother was killed in the war.
Somehow, my recorder turned off at this point so I don’t have Rene’s spirit circle or the divining rods in the bedroom, though I brought the recorder with me.