This week we are taking a break from my weekly theme of writing about different states' haunted locations or urban legends to talk about the festival I went to last weekend. Why didn't I write about it last week? Well, because life happened. After spending the weekend staying up late every night with investigations and watching scary movies, I needed a day or two to recover some of my spoons. While taking those recovery days, we finally got word that Jeremy can check out of his current command at the end of the month! Which means we will FINALLY be moving to San Diego as of November 1st! It's finally happening!!! Between the plans we have this weekend celebrating Kelsey's birthday and our friend, Mike, coming into town; and my trip to Salem, Mass. next week with my sister-in-law, Reba, I have very little time to prepare for this move. So I took the rest of the week to start preparing what I can for this move and to figure out how we are going to do this. Now that most of all that is taken care of, I can focus on writing again! Woohoo!
This week on the blog we will be diving into some creepy stories and legends from Oregon. Oregon is such a gorgeous state. I would love to visit it some day. In the meantime I will settle for some spooky stories. I know I normally give y’all a few links from previous posts talking about the state that is being talked about during the week but I have yet to write about places in Oregon! Oops. Well, I guess I will be remedying that this week.
As mentioned on Sunday, this week’s posts are about haunted places Massachusetts! Today’s post is about two cemeteries I hope I get to visit while Reba and I are in Salem and Boston. I’ll let you know next month if I am successful.
Happy Friday, y’all! For the final post about haunted Florida locations, we have two to check out. One is a glamourous hotel that has an interesting history and the other is a quiet restaurant with a not so quiet ghost.
While researching the previous post, I was introduced to Springdale Cemetery. Springdale Cemetery is a very large, very old cemetery about 20 minutes from where we are staying. Jeremy went with John Paul and I to check out it while we were looking for Dr. George Zeller’s grave for the previous post on this blog and we were not ready for this cemetery at all. Even with directions to the gravesite, it took us over 10 minutes to drive to where he was buried.
Well… Greetings from Illinois. Yeah. We are back in Illinois. You are probably just as shock as we were when we found out we had to head back here. To be honest, I am still trying to process my emotions and feelings about this change of events, but I am trying to find the silver lining.
Octobers usually are my busy season because that is typically when everyone seems to be more focused on the paranormal, thanks to Halloween, but I was not expecting to be this busy, and it wasn't even the paranormal that made things crazy. It was just life in general. I didn't even realize that Halloween is in eight days (well, five days when this post goes live) until I saw something about Halloween on Facebook. This is honestly the first chance all month I have been able to sit down to my laptop to write. It feels so good to be back at my desk.
Since embracing the witchy side of me, not much has changed. A lot of what I did was already a bit witchy: carrying crystals for their various meanings, burning sage to cleanse my home, reading tarot cards, researching what my dreams might be trying to me, and using different herbs for different reasons.
I knew when I decided to focus on haunted military bases this week, I would have to need to reach out to other military spouses to hear about their stories of the paranormal on military bases. I reached out to a few of my favorite MilSO groups on Facebook and boy, did they come through!
While we lived in Iwakuni, I often heard about some of the various haunted locations in Okinawa. There are so many places, legends, and customs that I could (and will) write several posts about them but today I am going to focus on some of the paranormal activity that I have heard about happening on military bases.
The forest in today’s post is one I have been told before to never visit if I get a chance to go to England. While it’s nickname is enough to tempt me to walk among the trees, the mysteries left unsolved involving this location are more than enough to make me think twice. Are you brave enough to walk the paths that run through these woods?
The two hotels featured in today’s post have feature spirits that have come back to either find their loved ones or to bring peace to their family members. Love keeps them wandering the hallways and surprising guests with their frequent visits. Resting in peace doesn’t have to mean you have to leave your home.
Most everyone I meet loves dogs. Dogs are typically loving and faithful, unlike most humans. In fact, when I meet a human that doesn’t like dogs, I make sure I steer clear of those folks as much as possible.
With Valentine’s Day this week, I wanted to focus on stories of ghosts that show love lasts long after death. There is no way that I could have romantic stories this week and not include my favorite spirit love story.