Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tour Company Offers Ghost Tours in Kansas

As the days grow shorter and cooler, thoughts turn to all things fall and Halloween. 

Offering nearly a dozen different tours around the state, Ghost Tours of Kansas offers several ghost tours in the Kansas City area including Lawrence, Shawnee, Leavenworth, and Kansas City, Kansas.
“There is so much haunted history in the area and we have collected some great stories,” said ghost tour guide Beth Kornegay.  “We hear about new stories and experiences year-round so no two tours are ever the same.  History is tied to many of those stories and we’ve done extensive research not only about the hauntings, but also the history that may have impacted the ghostly happenings.”

How they collect stories is something that truly sets Ghost Tours of Kansas apart from other ghost tour companies.  Anyone can google ‘Kansas City ghosts’ and read some stories or local legends about area ghosts, but owner Cathy Ramirez and her team collects stories from the actual people who have experienced hauntings or ghostly happenings.  Those stories are shared with tour guests during the bus ride to various haunted locations around each tour city.

“We hear from business owners who have had experiences with the ghosts in their business,” Ramirez said.  “We don’t include individual homes on our tours, but we do talk to businesses who want to share their ghost happenings with us.”

Another differentiating factor of Ghost Tours of Kansas is that the company has paranormal investigators and local psychics who work with them to investigate several locations in each tour city.  The results of those investigations are shared during the tour.

Each tour lasts between 90 minutes to two hours and tour guests will get out in at least two locations to explore on their own or with one of the tour guides.  Each tour has at least one cemetery that has ghostly happenings that tour guests can explore on their own.  Guests are encouraged to take photos and see if anything unexpectedly shows up, which has happened on more than one occasion.

During a Shawnee tour last year, a tour guest took a photo and a ghostly green hand showed up in the photograph.  The photo was so clear that the folds of skin between the fingers can be seen.  It was as if someone was standing behind the person who took the picture and put their hand over her shoulder.  Another photo was taken a few years ago in a Lawrence cemetery during a tour and a full body apparition was caught by a photographer.  Those pictures, and other ghost photos captured on other tours, are shown during each ghost tour.

 “We never tell people that they should believe in ghosts, we only tell the story and present the evidence that has been collected,” said Kornegay.  “We want each person to decide on their own, but people generally walk away as a believer.”

For a complete list of all tour locations, dates, and times, visitwww.ghosttoursofkansas.com or follow Ghost Tours of Kansas on Facebook.  Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and on-line at the website to ensure sufficient space is available on the bus.  Especially during October, tours tend to sell out quickly so early ticket purchase is encouraged.



Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Haunted Ginger Rogers House

The Haunted Ginger Rogers House
Independence, Missouri
By Margie Kay
Copyright 2017

In February of 2016, my real estate investment company was lucky to purchase the house where Ginger Rogers was born on July 16, 1911. It is a tiny 800 square-foot Craftsman Bungalow in Independence, Missouri, and our intention is to have it open to the public to enjoy since there are many Ginger Rogers fans. The house is located just a few blocks from the Truman Library and Museum and other tourist attractions. Tour buses often drive by the house and people stop to take pictures, so we know there is a public interest.  This was more important to us than just renting it out to someone or reselling it after it was renovated.

100 W Moore Street, Independence, MO
Birthplace of Ginger Rogers

Not long after the work to restore the house began, I was standing in the room where Ginger was born, and wondering what to do for the paint and d├ęcor. Suddenly, a foggy mist started to appear in front of the wall across from me and accumulate, finally in the shape of a woman in a long ball gown. I knew it was Ginger Rogers. I did not feel any fear, only amazement, as this is the last thing I was expecting.
Being a paranormal investigator, I knew that sometimes house renovations can stir up spirits, however, that was not on my mind at all.  I was concerned with doing the work to the house to make it structurally sound, ordering kitchen cabinets and appliances, and getting approval from the Heritage Commission to do work to the exterior. Since the house is an Historic Landmark Property, nothing can be changed on the exterior without approval from the commission first. The last thing on my mind was that the house might be haunted.

A couple of weeks later, I was meditating and decided to remote view the house. This is a process where I use my mind’s eye to travel to a location and look at it. It was late at night and very dark. I stood on the front lawn of the house looking at it when Ginger Rogers appeared again, standing next to the column to the left of the front steps to the porch. I took this as a sign that she approved of what we were doing.

Not long after that event, I received a call from Stephanie Turbeville with KC Paranormal. I had never met Stephanie before, but knew about her organization and she said she had read my books. Stephanie said she hoped I didn’t think she was crazy, but she was compelled to drive by the house the night before after completing an investigation elsewhere, and when she got out of the car she stood on the front lawn. Then the spirit of Ginger Rogers appeared standing next to the left column on the porch and smiled at her. It gave me chills, because that is exactly where Ginger appeared to me! At that point, I knew the Stephanie was the real thing, and that we should collaborate on investigating the house. I was so busy operating my several businesses that I turned most of the investigation over to KC Paranormal.

I invited the team to investigate the house on a Saturday night. We threw some chairs in the otherwise vacant house for everyone to sit on, and my brother and I joined Stephanie and her partner, Jan. We were in for much more than we expected. We all hoped to obtain evidence, but what occurred was nothing short of amazing.

During the 2 ½ hour investigation, we heard multiple voices come through the spirit box speaking in single words or at times phrases. One was definitely the voice of Ginger Rogers as we all recognized it. Another was an older woman, likely her mother Lela Rogers. Then we heard three different men speak as well, saying words like “basement” and “murder.”  The basement has a dirt floor and stone foundation walls. The thought that a murder may have occurred in the house sometime during its 105- year history, was unnerving. But Ginger seemed happy and thrilled we were there. She answered “Yes” when I asked if she wanted us to restore the house and open it to the public.
We heard a lot of noises coming from the basement and kitchen areas, saw multiple blue and white orbs moving about that were visible to the naked eye, and captured more orbs on film that were not visible. At one point, my brother, said “what the heck is that?” and pointed to a baseball-sized purple orb that came through the closed front door and moved to him. He held up one finger and the orb seemed to attach itself to his finger, remaining about 1” away. I then put my finger next to the orb and it followed my finger around for a minute, then took off and went back out the front door!  All four of us saw this occur and were all amazed. None of us had ever experienced anything like it.
At this point, Jan got out a digital flashlight which does not have a spring on it and can’t be tampered with. He set it on the floor and asked if Ginger Rogers was with us and if so, to turn on the light. The light turned on. Then he asked several questions, and to each one the flashlight turned on or off right on cue. None of us were near the flashlight, so no one could have tampered with it. This video is on the KC Paranormal You Tube channel.

Next, things got even weirder. I looked at the doorway to the second bedroom and saw a web-like bluish color structure forming, then faces appeared in this web. They were not human looking – but looked like aliens. I said nothing, hoping that someone else would see the same thing and would confirm what I was seeing. To my surprise, my brother, who rarely sees anything like this, said, “Guys, there are faces of aliens in that doorway.”  Stephanie and Jan moved to where they could see it, and they both saw the faces and web structure.

I took pictures with my FLIR camera and took a look at the photos the next day. In one picture, there is a blue web-like structure in the window in the kitchen, with a creepy looking alien type face in it. That was something none of us saw with the naked eye.

We are all very confused about the evidence obtained at the house. We get a very good vibe from Ginger and likely her mother, Lela. But these other entities are something else altogether, and the last thing any of us were expecting. I speculate that there may be some type of portal at that location and diverse types of entities are passing through. The area used to be Native American land, so perhaps that has something to do with it. The land wasn’t developed until the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The house was built sometime between 1909 and 1910, with the first renters in 1910, then Lela Rogers in 1911. After four years, Lela and Ginger moved out, and there have been many families who owned or rented the property since. One person contacted me who lived in the house for a year and he said nothing out of the ordinary occurred. Another person lived in the house for several years, and he said nothing happened that he knew about. Perhaps these entities were disturbed by the amount of work we did to repair the stone foundation walls, the floors, plumbing, electrical, doors and windows, and only came out during this process. Or perhaps they’ve been there all along, and the other people just were not aware of their presence.

KC Paranormal did a recent second investigation on their own and obtained yet more evidence of a haunting. I am eager to see what they captured on film and if any EVP’s were captured as well.
In all my over 1,100 investigations completed for others around the U.S., U.K. and South America in the past 40 years, I’ve never seen so much Paranormal evidence occur in such a brief period.  And of course, I own the house and must deal with it!
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www.kansascityparanormal.com 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Mysterious Lights in my Own House

As you know from my previous posts, my house is not only haunted, but likely has a portal on the deck and house next to the sliding glass doors. Recently, however, some new and mysterious lights have appeared, always late at night or in the early morning hours.

The lights appear in various shapes: oval, cigar, or round and in various colors, but oddly, the colors are not normal at all when dealing with paranormal lights. A few are a purplish blue color, some are white, but many are appearing as gold and copper. In my many investigations, numbering over 1,000, the colors of gold and copper that I'm seeing lately are very rare when it comes to mysterious lights or orbs.

Most of the lights are small - the size of a pea, quarter or walnut, but many of these new types of orbs are much larger. I saw one this week in my family room that measured approximately 10" wide and 5" high. It was an elongated oval shape with rounded edges and had multiple three-dimensional square or rectangular features on it which were both indented and protruding from the object on all sides. The object was a solid gold color and emitted a glow which extended several inches away. There were two small thin antenna- like protrusions on the left top and right top. The object simply appeared, remained stationary, although slightly wobbling, then disappeared after approximately four seconds. I honestly don't know whether to put this in the "orb" category or "tiny UFO" category.

I would be interested to know if anyone else is seeing these types of objects.

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Margie Kay is a paranormal researcher and author. Her website is www.margiekay.com 

Monday, April 3, 2017

New Book - Family Secrets by Jean M. Walker

Un-X Media is proud to offer the debut work from Jean Walker, Family Secrets, hitting online bookstores everywhere today.

Family Secrets is an intriguing and true account of the strange paranormal events that Jean M. Walker and her family have experienced throughout their lives. Jean, a retired science teacher and UFO investigator living in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, has now bravely come forward to share her strange, often frightening, sometimes delightful, yet unexplainable encounters.

Jean’s encounters include everything from aliens and UFOs to portals, fairies, bigfoot, and unexplained creatures. Paranormal investigators have found much evidence when they are in proximity to Jean no matter where she goes.
The strange phenomena fo
llowed Jean and her brother and husbands from house to house, and from her hometown of Independence, Missouri to vacation spots in other states. No matter where Jean is, the unexplained world seems to follow her.

Jean decided to put her experiences in writing to share the events with the public and others who may have had similar experiences. Jean said she did this so that other people would realize that they have not lost their mind and that these things are real.

Family Secrets is available at Amazon at www.amazon.com and major booksellers for $13.99. A Kindle version will be available soon.

Media Contact: Jean M. Walker
jmwblondie@hotmail.com
816-289-4884

Publisher: Margie Kay, margiekay06@yahoo.com 816-833-1602
www.unxmedia.com

Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: Un-X Media; 1 edition (March 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998855804
ISBN-13: 978-0998855806

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Haunted Investigation at the Ginger House Oct 31, 2016



Paranormal researcher and author Margie Kay with the Un-X Paranormal Investigation Group will conduct a paranormal investigation and class, then participants will investigate the very haunted Ginger House on Halloween night, October 31, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is the location where famed actress and dancer Ginger Rogers was born.

The house was built in 1906 by Oscar Mindrup. Mindrup owned three properties on the block and rented them out to working class families. The home is unusual in that it is a Craftsman Bungalow with unusual features such as the front columns and exterior and interior woodwork. Ginger was born in the house in 1911. Her mother, Lela, estranged from her husband, rented the house and worked nearby. The two lived in the home for about four years, but Ginger was always attached to the home and visited it on a number of occasions throughout her life. The last time she visited the house was in 1994 when the City of Independence hosted Ginger Rogers Day.

Photo from a 1942 LIFE Magazine article
During several investigations researchers have been able to obtain evidence of haunting of the home by several spirits. Margie Kay said that she has never seen so much evidence collected in a short period of time. It is possible that recent renovations to the home by the new owners have stirred up ghostly activity which includes disembodied voices, foggy apparitions, balls of light, and communication through a flashlight, radio, and electronic devices.

Attendees will learn the basics of ghost hunting including how to use various types of equipment such as EMF meters, spirit boxes, trigger objects, dowsing rods, and night vision cameras.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras and equipment, and preferably a night vision camera if available to keep flashes at a minimum. The house is very small so a limited number of people will be allowed to participate. If too many people wish to attend we will conduct another tour on a different date.

Cost is $45 per person, or $70 per couple and includes one copy of Margie Kay's book Gateway to the Dead: A Ghost Hunter's Field Guide. The class will begin at 7 p.m. but participants may enter the house at 6:45 p.m. All proceeds go towards restoring the home.

Contact Margie Kay at 816-833-1602 or send an email to margiekay06@yahoo.com for more information.