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Monday, December 26, 2011

Disturbing EVP in Asylum

Hey, guys! This is by far the scariest EVP that I have heard captured by a paranormal investigation team (Ghost Investigators Society/GIS) of by founding members Brendan Cook and Barbara MacBeth, while on case in an abandoned mental health facility. 

Number 1, it's almost two minutes long, and for 2; it's disturbing because of the sounds of a disembodied child voice being drowned -- in a room with no water in it. 

Have a listen, (best with headphones) and wall message or tweet me what you think is happening. It first aired on the Art Bell radio show, Coast to Coast AM in 1997. The asylum had seen 7 deaths total, and 4 suicides  during it's time from 1967-1989 run as a mental health facility. They had seen water damage, and were invited  to the abandoned unnamed asylum (former bank) by the superintendent; who wanted proof for her and employees of the alleged haunting.  

Below is part-six of 12 of the GIS investigation of the said asylum, followed by the disturbing EVP of the child.;

The link to the EVP video is below as follows:

The child EVP voice clearly says at the beginning, "help me, I couldn't breathe. I can't breathe" followed by an unidentified male's voice saying "murder", then the slashing of water followed by a thud, then silence. GIS investigated further into the background of this disturbing EVP -- and found no records of any child incarceration in the asylum, nor any active body of water, as there was no running water in the building. GIS also doesn't allow children to join on their ghost hunts. 

Suffice it to say, GIS and Art Bell were unable to determine the root cause of the EVP. 


Friday, December 23, 2011

And I Walk Through the Valley of the Dead...

Yesterday, my girlfriend and fellow paranormal investigator/research specialist JG were driving around Halifax, before I had to go in to work, and decided to stop by Camp Hill Cemetery, (circa 1844) on Robie Street, a burying ground to packed with ancient bodies and ripe with severe paranormal activity that the municipal government locks down the cemetery at 8pm every night as per by law. It replaced the city's original cemetery, Old Burying Grounds, on the corners of Spring Garden Road and Barrington Streets, which was established circa 1749.

The main entrance to Camp Hill Cemetery is located on Summer Street.

Below are two amateur videos of our cemetery visit. Although we didn't see any ghosts, or any sign of supernatural activity, just the odd person cutting through for a shortcut, just the atmosphere was unsettling enough.

However, for those who reside around the cemetery still to this day, on Spring Garden Road, and surrounding area; report sightings of ghostly apparitions dressed in Eighteenth Century clothing wandering the graves at night. Entrance into CHC is forbidden at night, but when Paranormal Canada featuring Ryan Buell, and the cast of A&E'S "Paranormal State" and director of the Paranormal Research Society, in partnership with Maritime Paranormal while on their Canadian tour came here in October of this year, was granted special permission to conduct a ghost hunt investigation overnight in CHC--it would be interesting to know, if anything; was found.

This cemetery is worldly famous for housing the founder and creator of Keith's beer, Mr. Alexander Keith himself, whom every year on the anniversary of his death during "Keiths Fest" aka a concert to celebrate the man himself for making a provincial trademark beer, his grave is lined with beer bottles. The cemetery also houses the body of Mr. Joseph "Joe" Howe.

In retrospect, if there was ever a hotspot for paranormal activity in Halifax, then I would highly suggest spending a night with a camera, video camera HD equipped with night vision, digital recorder and FLIR thermal/IR camera or analog tape recorder and go try some paranormal investigating of Halifax's ghostly past yourself!

I know I plan to do this at some point.


Below are Links about Alexander Keith and Camp Hill Cemetery: Alexander Keith's Bio Camp Hill Cemetery Wiki Page, and listing of those buried

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Origin of Evil?

In light of a subject that was brought to my attention last night while driving around looking at Christmas lights with JG, was the site of her old childhood home, 85 A Belle Vista Drive, in Dartmouth.

In particular, was the troubling accounts of her paranormal experiences, some that still plague her to this day. For example, the attic door would open by itself in both day and night time hours, whether or not she and/or family were present in the house, or the unseen presence of a shadow figure (possibly demonic), whatever or whomever it is that followed and focused on JG for a yet unknown reason. At 5 years of age, the strange paranormal activity started. She moved into 85 A at 3 years old, and it started two years later.

From then on, cold spots, the disembodied sounds of voices coming from her closet, and also finding dead crows suddenly appear in the attic out of nowhere. The entity had never physically made itself known to her in the original house; and another creepy story from the house was during a thunderstorm the power had gone out in her basement with her brother, and out nowhere the metal support poles started banging loudly, and hard enough to make the floor shake -- no explanation of how or why this happened.

In juxtaposition to the sight of dead crows in the attic, the crow (echoing from the story of Genesis/Old Testament of Noah's Ark and the Flood) where Noah released a dove and a raven for messages, only to have the dove return to the Ark as a raven to pillage the dying Earth -- is a symbol of death; with the one crow meaning sorrow and impending doom. (Genesis 6:1-9:17).

The sight of a black crow, sometimes following or preceding a death indicates that it is a symbol of impending doom.

The following is a quote taken from Raven,

"The crow is associated with motherly love and spiritual strength. It was believed that fairies turned into crows in order to cause trouble. In heraldry, a crow was used to indicate a dark person such as a Moor or a Saracen. In Egypt, two crows, like two doves, were an emblem of monogamy."

Another more probable answer to this dark riddle of the dead crows, can be found at:

 "You have a great protection around you. This crow is a sign of evil and bad things to come, BUT finding it dead is good. Your guardian angel or protector saved you. The crow represents a old witch doctor searching for souls."

The fact that the sight of dead crows being found in the attic, would be a sign of death coming to those who dwell in the residence, but perhaps it would be a sign of good fortune from a benevolent entity trying to protect JG from an evil haunting her house. Since then, even in her new house as seen in prior blog posts, this entity (if is the same) has been making forcible advances on her physically, but perhaps it is a sign of possession of JG. Not spiritual, but of object -- as discussed earlier with her, it (entity) may see JG as an object it "owns" and hence does not want intruders or anyone near her. 

Furthermore, it came to my attention that JG's mother (unnamed) practiced and experienced paranormal activity and witchcraft in her teenage years. Now, before you start thinking Paranormal Activity 3 here, this is not some fantasy life imitating a movie script, this IS real! 

Oddly enough, the activity ceased for years, almost in a dormant state until my arrival in JG's life, then the activity started again. Does this demon entity sense me as a threat, or could the haunting be simply passed down through a family bloodline from mother to daughter. In other reports of recent activity, research specialist and investigator JG reported strange rustling sounds coming from her bedroom closet as of last night, and it was NOT an animal of any kind....

I'd love to keep blogging, but real life awaits; so I'm gonna call it a day here. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on this bizarre and ongoing investigation into the paranormal! 

Ciao, all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

No Soul is Safe in Rome

Original Posting: Thursday, 3 November, 2011
"No Soul is Safe"

That is the ominous tagline for the upcoming horror flick, The Devil Inside, starring Suzan Crowley who plays a multi-possessed woman in Italy, undergoing research and what is known in the Roman Catholic circles as Exorcism; which is also defined by such methods as house blessing, cleansing of the soul and flesh, deliverance ritual and so on.

20 years earlier, the victim of the Legion of demons possessing her, calls 911 dispatch to report that she had killed three people in cold blood, more than likely due to the possession haunting her, and it's up to her now grown up daughter and the help of two young priests to do battle against the forces of Hell, against a legion of four powerful demons bent on destruction of souls, that can jump from body to body -- in the heart of the Catholic Church, Rome Italy; in the hopes of saving her mother's tortured soul.

Here is the trailer for the film:

Followed by a poster, portraying the actress with an inverted cross carved into her lower lip. (ouch!)

Religious View on Exorcism:

Possession (definition) of Merriam Webster Online Dictionary-: "the act of having or taking into control"

But movies and Hollywood's popcorn portrayal of Exorcism, the ordeal itself can be just as terrifying, emotional, psychological and spiritual as one may believe it to be. Exorcism, and the rites of deliverance are as old as man-made religion itself. The word "exorcism" is derived from the late Latin exorcismus, and from the Greek ἐξορκισμός, exorkismos - binding by oath. The ritual itself is, in essence according to Wikipedia,  "is the religious practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person or place which they are believed to have possessed. Depending on the spiritual beliefs of the exorcist, this may be done by causing the entity to swear an oath, performing an elaborate ritual, or simply by commanding it to depart in the name of a higher power. The practice is quite ancient and part of the belief system of many cultures and religions.

According to the Oxford Reference Online an exorcism is the driving out of a dybbuk, demons, or evil spirits; the belief that a holy man can order the expulsion of evil spirits that have invaded a place or body of a person is ancient.[1] Different types of exorcisms and rituals can be seen throughout different faiths too. Requested and performed exorcisms occurred rarely until the 1900’s where the public saw a sharp rise due to the media attention exorcisms were getting. There was “a 750% increase in the number of Exorcisms performed between the early 1960’s and the mid 1970’s”.[2]"

Below is the original exorcism of the late Annelise Michel, which inspired the film The Exorcism of Emily Rose:

Annaliese Michel (b.september 21st, 1952, d. july 1st, 1976) was an innocent Russian girl with a strong family background belief in the Catholic faith,,who was possessed and tormented by a legion, or multiplicity of demons infesting her soul, and mind--and as has happened and continues to happen in worldwide cases of Exorcism, the victim dies violently from the demons tearing her body apart.  Now that I've mentioned "legion" twice, it's time to delve deeper into what he is, and to start, in connection to the topic of Exorcism, comes from the Gospels of Mark, Luke, and Matthew, and I quote:

"And He (Jesus) asked him (the man), "What is thy name?" And he answered, saying, "My name is Legion: for we are many."
-Gospel of Mark, 5:9

"And Jesus asked him, saying, "What is thy name?" And he said, "Legion": because many devils were entered into him"
-Gospel of Luke, 8:30

"And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way"
-Gospel of Matthew, 8:28-34

In other words, a Legion is a multiple amount of demons inhabiting a victim at one time; which was first experienced by Christ during an Exorcism of two men, one of which was possessed. Now, down to the grit of Exorcism itself, that is; possession and the methodology of casting out the demons. There have been cases where exorcisms have gone on for days, hours, years.

There are other cases, referred to as "perfect possession" where an individual has given themselves completely and solely over to the dark forces and demons, and no matter of ritualistic deliverance, holy water, prayers or cross will bring the soul back to God. Exorcism exists in both Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and of course Catholicism. The priest of religious authority would start off the rituale romanum/deliverance rite by opening with protection prayer of Saint Michael; then addressing the inhabited victim and demanding for the demon's name, and reciting prayers calling on Christ to combat the devil inside to let the victim go.
Exorcism typically follows a series of rules, as stated in the rituale romanum or Exorcism ritual:

"The following are selected paragraphs pertaining to the instruction of the Exorcist as indicated in the Old Rite - Rules of the Roman Ritual of Exorcism.

(RULE 1)The priest who with the particular and explicit permission of his Bishop is about to exorcise those tormented by Evil Spirit, must have the necessary piety, prudence and personal integrity. He should perform this most heroic work humbly and courageously, not relying on his own strength, but on the power of God; and he must have no greed for material benefit. Besides, he should be of mature age and be respected as a virtuous person.

(RULE 5) Let the exorcist note for himself the tricks and deceits which evil spirits use in order to lead him astray. For they are accustomed to answering falsely. They manifest themselves only under pressure--in the hope that the exorcist will get tired and desist from pressuring them. Or they make it appear that the subject of Exorcism is not possessed at all.

(RULE 6) Sometimes, Evil Spirit betrays its presence, and then goes into hiding. It appears to have left the body of the possessed free from all molestation, so that the possessed thinks he is completely rid of it. But the exorcist should not, for all that, desist until he sees the signs of liberation.

(RULE 10) The Exorcist must remember, therefore, that Our Lord said there is a species of Evil Spirit which cannot be expelled except by prayer and fasting. Let him make sure that he and others follow the example of the Holy Fathers and make use of these two principal means of obtaining divine help and of repelling Evil Spirit.

(RULE 20) During Exorcism, the exorcist should use the words of the Bible rather than his own or somebody else's. Also, he should command Evil Spirit to state whether it is kept within the possessed because of some magical spell or sorcerer's symbol or some occult documents. For the exorcism to succeed, the possessed must surrender them. If he has swallowed something like that, he will vomit it up. If it is outside his body in some place or other, Evil Spirit must tell the exorcist where it is. When the exorcist finds it, he must burn it."

Scientific View on Exorcism:

"can you ever forensically prove that something is a ghost? No." -Chad Calek, AGH Co-Founder and Investigator.

A medically trained mind with a scientific background would never acknowledge that exorcism or demonic possession actually exists, only epilepsy hysteria, mania, psychosis, dissociative identity disorder and mental or psychological disturbance of the mind, such as schizophrenia, or hallucination or delusion; often ending the possessed individual in psychiatric hospitals under observation and medication treatments -- over the traditional religious or spiritual view.  

In many cases of DID, many people would identify themselves as "demons", even though the diagnosis might actually be multiple personality disorder, instead of possession. Recently, the Vatican has begun re-training of their clergy to practice exorcism, as more and more cases of demonic possession worldwide. (300 priests have turned into exorcists).

In conclusion, even good people who don't believe in demons, can be possessed; or those who play with a spirit board can be possessed. Only a devout faith in God and all his Angels can combat the dark forces of Hell, and all its legions of evil. If the ritual is done right, the victim will live and if not; the devil inside will drag your soul to Hell.



The Devil Inside Movie homepage:
The Ritual of Exorcism:
Explanation of Exorcism:

A Useful Weapon Against Hauntings

Hey Guys!

First and foremost, my sincerest apologies to my followers, the loyal and the readers of my blog for being absent for almost a month; considering how it is now the Christmas Holiday break -- I'd like to wish you all a safe and joyful Merry Christmas, and second I'd like to discuss the pictures you see before you.

They are of a "seven day" protection candle I picked up from the "HEX Old World Witchery" shop, made by Sabrina the Ink Witch, (no, I don't mean the TV show "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" here;  during my one day visit to Salem, MA back in November, 2011. As the description of the white candle follows, and by the way, the colour of the candle being WHITE, indicates that it is made with white magic and hence used for protection against demons and malevolent spirits that mean harm, but anyway back to the candle description:

"This candle is inscribed with powerful symbols of protection magic. Bless it with your own intentions and incant the spell:"

The spell is as follows: 

"The root is fashioned of a man, with symbols that the spirits heed, draw a single drop of blood, if you're one who dares to bleed. Tell this candle 7 days of that which you hold dear. Call upon the Ancient ways....Conjure silent. Know no fear"

I'd like to point out that the "draw a single drop of blood" indicates anointing the candle with your own essence and power,  but it is not to be confused with a blood ritual used to call or summon demonic forces that would otherwise do harm. 

To further strengthen the fact that this candle is a powerful tool against haunting, or demonic paranormal activity; take the case of JG and her recent demonic goings-on in her home. After returning from Massachusetts; I gave JG - a fellow paranormal investigator and confidant a second candle I had bought for her. After lighting it, it seemed that the demonic shadow entity that had been plaguing her and her father during the night had ceased abruptly -- perhaps due to the candle's burning?

Who knows? 

I've posted a link below to the HEX Old World Witchery shop's homepage, so feel free to check that out if you like!
Happy Holidays, and merry hauntings! 


More Unexplained Activity in Dartmouth Home

Original Posting: Tuesday, 22 November, 2011

Dancing in the Dark?

Good Evening, Ghouls, Ghosts and blog readers alike!

I just thought I'd grab a minute, now that I'm home to blog quickly about some freaky paranormal activity in my girlfriend's house earlier tonight! JG and I were chilling in her room, minding our own business when suddenly out of nowhere an unexplained random power-outage blanketed HER room in darkness, for 20-30 seconds; around 17h30 before coming back on!

Naturally, with the impending blizzard about to knock Halifax on it's chilly ass, one might attribute a random power-outage to a more rational explanation...however; this is generally NOT so when JG is under possible psychic, and paranormal attacks and experiences on a nightly basis by an unseen entity, a dark "shadow being" that has no remorse on making itself known to her; despite my presence in the room. She had felt physically touched as well as pinned down to the bed, heard a rapid "clicking" sound in the corner of her room, breathing, objects turn off and on by themselves or move, and all in just her room!

For the last 15 years, this haunting has followed JG, and tormented her; and after days of no paranormal activity; it makes itself known tonight while I am there? This more than just a random event.

Furthermore, JG and I have been in contact with members of Maritime Paranormal, a local paranormal investigation team who is looking into her case as we speak. Whether this entity is demonic in nature, or possessive of JG, or simply curious and in transit due to the possibility of JG being potentially psychic with medium prowess; remains to be seen.  Our theory before tonight, was; it (entity) would wait until my presence was off the property before manifesting--and tonight, that proved wrong due to the blackout--an deliberate attempt of communication and manifestation.

Perhaps me nagging it (entity) on after the blackout to challenge and haunt me instead of JG, calling it "coward" and "weak ass" was not the smartest of ideas, but it needed to hear that it has no authority or legality in this world of the living.

For more on this continuing case, please follow me on Twitter @GhostDante1, or follow Maritime Paranormal @maritimeghosts and keep checking my blog for more updates. Unfortunately, we were unable to capture any EVP/audio or video evidence in her residence; but more evidence will be uploaded here when available!