Bumps in the night defy explanation



Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of comments on old posts and feeling a little guilty because it has been so long since I have posted. Common topics seems to focus on disappearing objects and black floating orbs. But, that’s not why I’m stopping by tonight. I had a very unsettling event today and wanted to share it with you.

We have had a history of unusual things happening in this home. A few weeks ago, my lamp came on by itself in the middle of the night twice in one week – but has not done so again since. The motion detector light in the hallway comes on frequently when no one is around and there are always pops and sounds in the kitchen that we cannot explain. Those things are easy to rationalize. They could, after all, be from nearly anything (at least that is what we tell ourselves).

This afternoon I was sitting at my computer editing photos when suddenly, out of seemingly nowhere, a loud pop sounded right in my right ear. It was so loud that I jumped up from the chair and yelled to my husband, the skeptic. It sounded electrical and I fully expected something to burst into flames. There was absolutely nothing there. Hubby rushed in, as he heard it from the living room, but we couldn’t find anything to cause the sound. The only electrical devices at my desk are the computer and a desk lamp — neither of which show any sign of a problem.

To say I was not alarmed would be lying. I had goosebumps for hours. Even the skeptic has mentioned it a few times and is puzzled over what it could have been. I can’t say for sure that the sound I heard was paranormal. We may discover a logical explanation for it, but I can’t imagine what that might be. Until then, I will likely be looking over my shoulder whenever I sit down to my computer.



Was that really my imagination or was it paranormal?


Okay, so I’ve been experiencing a few peculiar things lately that have me scratching my head this morning.

  • First, a week or so ago, I crawled in bed to read. My cat was curled up beside me when I suddenly heard what sounded like fabric rustling. The cat and I both looked to the bottom of the bed and I got a glimpse of something white as it appeared to slide off the bed. I assumed I had left an article of clothing on the foot of the bed. As I continued to read, I started thinking about it and couldn’t think of anything white or light colored that I had left on the bed. I got up and checked and there was nothing on the floor around the bed.  The cat and I chose to go back to reading and pretend it never happened.
  • A few days ago, when I was getting a shirt out of my closet, I saw a white shirt slip from a hanger and fall. I tried to catch it only to discover there was no fallen shirt. I checked the bottom of the closet and the floor in the bedroom. Nothing. Again, I chalked it up to my imagination.
  • This morning the TV is suddenly changing channels on its own. We’ve had Direct TV for 10 years or more and I have never seen this happen. It didn’t just suddenly change to a new channel, it went through several channels and stopped on each until the ‘show’ came on and then went to another. It finally settled on a channel with an infomercial.

I’m not sure if these events are related. The first two could certainly be my imagination – well, mine and the cat’s – but the TV surfing channels on its own wasn’t my imagination. I’m not sure if there is a logical explanation for it or not. It’s unlikely that a neighboring remote triggered it. I only have two neighbors in range and this happened before anyone else was up in the morning.

I’m not ready to call any of this paranormal, but it is beginning to make me wonder.

New Paranormal Topics

As you may have guessed, I’ve been really busy with a host of writing projects. The good news is some of my work involved writing about the paranormal. Which means there are tons of new articles published on Examiner for you to pick and choose which you want to read.

Some of the topics I’ve covered lately are:

  • Angels
  • Near Death Experiences
  • Ghosts
  • UFOs
  • Bigfoot
  • Ghost Hunters
  • Unicorns
  • Ossuaries (think creepy bones)
  • Crickets (yes, you read that correctly)

I’d love it if you’d stop by Examiner and browse my Paranormal Articles and let me know what you think. Am I on the right track or are there other topics I should be covering?

P.S. I’m not suppose to tell you this, but if ads on websites (Note:  I didn’t name any websites.) are bothersome, the AdBlockPlus app does a wonderful job of blocking annoying popups and video ads. It even takes care of ads on Facebook! I’ve been using it forever and love it. (Note: I do not benefit from you downloading AdBlock. I just wanted to share a tip, in case you visit sites with lots of annoying ads.)

Do you have a ghost story to tell?

First of all, I’d to apologize for broken links on this site. Many of my articles were published on Yahoo Contributor’s Network for years, but the site has recently closed its doors. What that means to me is that those articles are no longer available to readers. I am working on removing the links from several blogs and sites. I appreciate your patience.

The good news is that I am moving many of them to my paranormal page on Examiner.  You can subscribe to me there and receive updates when new articles are published. To view my collection of paranormal articles on Examiner visit Bangor Paranormal Examiner. You will find the subscribe button between my bio and the first article or you can SUBSCRIBE here.

I’d appreciate your support, as the more subscribers I have the better my articles will perform on Examiner.

I’d also like to extend an invitation to everyone to contact me with your personal experiences. If you have a story you would like told, I can do that for you while you remain anonymous.

Earn money chatting about the paranormal


I just wanted to share this great opportunity with you today. Chatabout is a fairly new site that pays you to chat. I know, it sounds crazy, but it’s true. You can Join Chatabout and start making money right away for talking about the topics that you already talk about everyday.

There are tons of forums on the paranormal (and any other topic you are interested in). I’m not going to kid you, you aren’t likely to get rich with this site, but making money for doing something you already to for free is a win/win situation.

Hope to see you there!

Spooky EVP captured on cell phone


I’ve been hesitant to share the latest spooky event that has happened in our home. Maybe it’s because we actually have some evidence this time and that makes me a little uncomfortable.

Last week, my daughter used an app on her phone to record her sleep cycles. The phone is placed on the bed and is automatically activated by both movement and sound. It captured the typical tossing and turning in the night and a few low murmurs that we assume is my daughter talking in her sleep. They sound muffled and pretty typical of the normal sounds a sleeping person makes.

But that’s not all her recorder captured! Sometime in the middle of the night, it captured an eerie EVP of a man’s voice saying “Noooooo.”

At first we assumed that the voice was from somewhere outside of her room. It wasn’t. It just so happens that during the same night our furnace malfunctioned and our house was filled with smoke, setting off the smoke detectors and CO2 alarm. The sound of the alarms was not picked up by her phone inside her room. (Yes, there is now another smoke detector outside her door.) In fact, when I went to her door to let her know what was going on, my voice wasn’t picked up until I was inside the room. So that pretty much rules out any outside noises as the cause of the EVP.

We’ve been puzzling about this for several days now, throwing around possible causes for the voice, but each time we come up empty. It’s not her voice and she was the only one in the room.

Last night, I had woken up and was lying in bed when suddenly I heard a very loud whisper right in my ear. I bolted upright and no one was around. Hubby had fallen asleep on the couch, the pets were sleeping and my daughter was sleeping at the other end of the home.

I tried to rationalize that perhaps I had fallen asleep and dreamed the whisper, or that maybe it was the sound of me breathing against the pillow or blankets, or that maybe I imagined the whisper. I could have convinced myself with any of these arguments if it wasn’t for the recording we captured last week.

We haven’t figured out how to get the recording off of her phone so we can post it online to see what others think. If anyone knows how to do that, please let me know and I will upload the EVP here so you can hear the eerie EVP that has us scratching our heads.


Shadow People – A real account

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Shadow People: My personal experience | This is the best part of my day!.

This wasn’t so much a dream as it felt like a real experience..  trying to type this out on my phone right now from memory, as I’m laying here in the dark, shivering…  I was laying on my left side.. woke up with a feeling of fear.. soaking in sweat.. I couldn’t move..  I was fully awake when I saw it from the corner of my eye.. Read Steve’s Experience

Steve stopped by and left a link to his personal experience with a shadow person, but I wasn’t sure you folks would follow the link, so I decided to share a short excerpt with you to whet your appetite.

His experience is a little different from others I’ve read. It actually sounds a little like stories I’ve read about elementals (if you believe in that sort of thing). Stop by and read his account and let us know what you think.