Friday, June 17, 2016

Ghosts Can Open and Close Doors

By Margie Kay
Director, QUEST Paranormal Investigation Group

June 17, 2016

When people think about ghosts, they usually picture a partial or full-body apparition appearing, then dissapearing. But people don't usually attribute movement of physical objects to spirits. 

In fact, it is possible for spirits to move objects such as pencils or tennis balls, or even affect electronics. One of their most common activities is opening and closing doors. This normally does not occur unless there is an apparent reason for doing so, usually in reaction to a living person's comment or location in a house. 

In some cases, ghosts will lock doors as was the case for Maria Christine last week.

Maria and her children were sitting outside on their patio at their home in Independence, Missouri when her husband walked through the door, carrying some meats for the barbecue. He closed the door behind him as usual, but realizing that he forgot something, he immediately turned around to go back into the house. The door was locked, not only the bottom handle lock, but also the dead bolt which can only be locked with a key. There was no one in the house at the time, so no one could have locked the door. Luckily, Maria had her keys with her and they were able to get back into the house. Their house is haunted, and the entire family has had interactions with ghosts at one time or another. Apparently, this time a ghost wanted to be alone in the house for a while!

In 2012 I was out of town on business and asked my daughter to water my plants and check on the house every few days. One day, she had her two teenage children with her and they asked about the pesky spirit in the house. They wanted to see some evidence. My daughter took the kids to the family room and pointed at the bathroom next to it, saying "This is where most of the activity was." At that instant, the second bathroom door on the opposite side slammed shut. The kids said that was enough evidence for them and they ran out of the house. 

Ghosts can be helpful at times as well. A couple of years ago I accidentally locked myself out of the house and left the keys inside. I had my brother with me, and he tried to get the door open, so we know it was closed and locked. Not looking forward to either of us having to climb a ladder to a second-story window, I simply asked if someone could please unlock the door for me. They did. The door unlocked and opened without me touching it. I'm not sure if it was the pesky male spirit who lives in our house and sometimes plays pranks, or if it was one of my relatives who crossed over, At any rate, I said "Thank You" to the spirit, while my brother looked on in amazement. 

So the next time you get locked out or forget your keys, ask any spirits around for their assistance and you might get it. Conversely, if a spirit does not like you for some reason you may want to keep your keys handy at all times just in case. 

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Margie Kay is the director and lead investigator for QUEST Paranormal Investigation Group, publisher of Un-X News website and host of Un-X News Radio on www.kgraradio.com. See more at www.margiekay.com  



Saturday, April 30, 2016

National Paranormal Day is May 3 - so Have a Party!

No one knows who started the tradition, or why May 3 was chosen as THE day, but May 3rd it is. This would be a good day to get together with friends to discuss your paranormal experiences. 

What does paranormal mean?  According to Wikipedia: The term "paranormal" has existed in the English language since at least 1920. The word consists of two parts: para and normal. The definition implies that the scientific explanation of the world around us is 'normal' and anything that is above, beyond, or contrary to that is 'para'. 

Paranormal, therefore, means anything out of the norm that can't be explained by known phenomena. Ghosts, hauntings, UFOs, Extra sensory perception, extraterrestrials, unknown beings, shadow people, time anomalies, cryptids and other subjects fit into the category of paranormal.  

Contrary to popular belief, paranormal events are experienced by most people at some point in their lives. The event usually leaves an impression on the experiencer and is one they do not forget. If you ask anyone "Have you ever had anything really weird or unexplained happen to you?" You'll likely get a positive answer and an interesting story to go with it! So the next time you are at a party and things are getting a little boring, just ask anyone that question and it will probably liven up the event and spark stories from others listening in to your conversation. 

Whether you decide to have a party, or just meet some friends for drinks or dinner, do SOMETHING! 


Here are some real paranormal party jazzers:


1.  Best Paranormal Tale: Create a game where everyone has to tell their absolute best - and real - paranormal experience, then have all of your guests vote on the best one. Give a prize to the winner. 

2. True or False: Collect paranormal encounter tales and have guests guess whether each are true or false. The person with the most right answers wins.  This game could be printed out so guests have plenty of time to read the stories and vote on them. 

3. Paranormal Bingo: Create bingo cards ahead of time with pictures of different creatures placed in different locations. Just use regular paper for the "cards." Make a set of printed creatures to match so you can shuffle these cards before reading each one aloud as in a regular bingo game. The first person to shout Bingo wins a prize. I would suggest playing this several times before moving on to the next game or event. Some ideas for the creatures are: ghost, witch, black cat, ET, UFO, Sasquatch, shadow person, mummy, zombie, ball of light, a screaming person, a person in shock, the moon, a creepy tree, a gravestone, a knife, and a flashlight. 

4. Have guests come in costume and give a prize to the best outfit. Pick a theme like "Day of the Dead," "Ghostly Encounters," "Grave Diggers Fiesta, "ET Came Home," Mummies Return," Etc.  It doesn't have to be Halloween to have a great paranormal party!  

5. Serve a few drinks with special names just for your party. Some suggestions besides the obvious "Bloody Mary" are "High Spirits," "The Grave Digger, "Death by Chocolate" (with chocolate liqueur), "Zombie Apocolypse," and "Mummy Awakes."  
Prize Ideas: 
Some prize suggestions to give winners of games are a voodoo doll, a mummy doll, a book on the paranormal, a model UFO, a blow up plastic ET, a sky lantern, a UV flashlight (for investigations) or a regular flashlight, Bigfoot bandages (look on the internet), a paranormal magazine, or a creepy looking haunted doll or clothing item from EBAY. 

Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have a great time! 

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Margie Kay is the author of Gateway to the Dead: A Ghost Hunter's Field Guide, Haunted Independence, and other books. Her articles have appeared in online blogs, The MUFON UFO Journal, and Un-X News Magazine. Margie is the editor of Un-X News Magazine and director of Quest Paranormal Investigation Group. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Ghost of Ginger Rogers Communicates with Paranormal Team

I was privileged to participate in a paranormal investigation at the birthplace of Ginger Rogers in Independence, Missouri. I asked Stephanie Turbeville and her team from KC Paranormal to investigate this site as an independent party since I recently purchased the house.

We have been having strange things happen there so I thought it would be a good idea to investigate. So many things happened that night I can't believe it. We heard Ginger's voice, and others through the spirit box, she communicated via turning a flashlight off and on as directed, we heard unexplained noises, footsteps, whispering, and saw faces and orbs. This is definitively one of the most haunted places I've experienced yet and it was very unexpected. When we bought the house it being haunted was the least of my expectations.

Here is part of the story on the KC Paranormal Facebook page. Watch for more info coming soon.

A full investigation will be completed soon.

https://www.facebook.com/kansascityparanormal/

Saturday, July 25, 2015

How to Get Rid of Ghosts




Before considering asking spirits to leave a place, think about what would happen if they were gone. Are ghosts good for business in a hotel or restaurant? If so, the owners may not want the spirits to leave.  If the spirit likes being in a location, are they hurting anyone by being there?  If not, maybe the best thing to do is to leave them alone. However, if the ghost is scaring people and you need to get rid of it there are a few methods that have worked well for me. 

The first method is to simply ask the ghost to leave.  That may sound too simple, but it usually works.  You may want to talk to it and explain why by saying “You are scaring us,” or “This is ____________’s house and she is not comfortable having you here.”, then calmly ask it to go away. If this doesn’t work right away, try talking in a firmer voice without yelling or getting angry. Anger only gives more power to negative spirits  

 As I mentioned earlier, ghosts may not be aware that they are dead, so you may have to explain to them that they are no longer part of the physical world and that they should look around for their spirit guides and move on towards the light. I close my eyes and visualize the spirit going into the light and ask the spirit to go to the light with their family members. There are always loved ones waiting to assist a spirit cross over.. This method has been very successful for me.  Some spirits are reluctant, but if you tell them that it will be better for them this way, they eventually move on. 
If you don’t feel like you are communicating, call in an experienced medium.  This can usually be accomplished in one visit.  If the medium finds that the spirit wants help with something, and it is something they can do, or you can do, by all means go ahead and do it.  That may be the only reason the spirit is staying behind.  If there is nothing you can do, have the medium communicate that you wish you could help but you can’t, and it would be best for the spirit to move on. 

If the spirit simply refuses, try not giving it any attention or talking about it at all. This takes energy away from the spirit. Don’t show any fear, because the energy of fear empowers negative spirits.  Also do not use a Ouija board or have anything to do with the supernatural, which could open doors to the spirit world and allow the spirit more access during the time you are trying to get it to leave, and until you are certain it is gone. 

Go about your daily routine, and when something happens that can only be attributed to a ghost try to ignore it.  The ghost may give up and move on if its intentions were only to get your attention.  

f it looks like the problem is more sinister, or there are multiple spirits in the house, you will probably want to engage the services of an experienced psychic, medium, or ghost hunter. Find someone who has a lot of experience and check references if at all possible.

 See  “Gateway to the Dead: A Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide” for more information about how to handle many types of entities.  
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Margie Kay is the editor of Un-X News Magazine and host of Un-X News Radio Show. She is the author of Gateway to the Dead, Haunted Independence, and 12 more books on various topics.  Visit www.unxnews.com for more information.  

Friday, May 22, 2015

Burr Oak Woods Entity?


I received the following e-mail from a man in 2006 which I just ran across again today and thought it would be a good idea to post it on the blog for everyone to see. The next time you go out to Burr Oak don’t go alone! The email is here, in entirety with no editing:

“Hello Margie:  I live here in eastern Jackson County. I heard your radio show today with you and those other ladies about ghostly apparitions and poltergeists activities and so forth. The show was interesting and thought provoking. I have an incident that happened to me about 5 years ago that I want to tell you about.

I have told very few people about this. Two of the people I told since thought I was not telling the truth or maybe I was seeing things and did not take me seriously. I was walking out at a State Park called Burr Oak Woods which I live near.

It was a very cold January day in 2001 and probably about in the nearly 20’s temp wise. I used to take long walks in the woods and I found it very relaxing. I was walking in some very dense forests in that park. After walking through a grove of big oak trees I came into a clearing.  Right in front of me was a man standing a few feet away from me.  What was strange- right away I noticed was that the man was standing with his back to me. I walked two more steps thinking he would turn and maybe say hello or something to that effect. But I immediately had a very strange feeling fall over me.

 I sensed that there was something terribly wrong.  At that point I wanted to get away from him as quickly as possible.  So I started walking away from him, always facing him.  I was really a little scared at this point because he still had his back to me.  I kept on walking backwards until I got about 100 yards or so away from him.  All this time he was still there standing with his back to me. 


Burr Oak Woods  Photo: Google Earth
When I got what I thought was a relatively safe distance away from him I put my binoculars to get a closer look at him.  As soon as I got the binoculars focused on him then at that time he turned around to look at me.  It’s as though he knew I was looking at him with the binoculars.  It was truly one of the most EVIL looking faces I ever saw on a human being. With two bad knees- I took off running and got out of the forest. One other thing that I thought was really strange: It was very cold and all this guy had on was a seemingly thin pair of slacks and a dark gray short=sleeved shirt. I remember the incident as if it were yesterday.

Any thoughts or ideas as to what this might have been I would be grateful to hear.  J. D. Grain Valley, Missouri”

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I took a look at a map and Burr Oak Woods is less than a mile away from Lake Tapawingo and Blue Springs Lake, where many strange things have been reported to me over the past few years including bigfoot and UFO sightings, and strange lights in the water. I wonder if the witness did not see a human at all but something else entirely.  Margie Kay


Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
1401 NW Park Rd.
Blue Springs, MO 64015 
Located one mile north of I-70 on Highway 7, then one mile west on Park Road.

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Margie Kay is the editor of Un-X News Magazine.  She is the author of Gateway to the Dead, Haunted Independence, and 12 other books.  Visit www.unxnews.com for more information. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Un-X Office Haunted by Pesky Spirit

The offices for Un-X News Magazine are haunted. We have been in this location for six years and have had infrequent visitations with crashing sounds that cannot be located, heavy steps on the two staircases, and audible voices. However, during the past six months activity has steadily increased and we are now getting footage of ghostly happenings on the security cameras.

Last week my bookkeeper and I were looking at the security camera monitor when we noticed movement in the break room which triggered the motion detector. Then the motion detector went off in three more rooms and finally outside the front door, as if someone were walking through the building, but no one was in the building except the two of us.

Yesterday my secretary went upstairs to the bookkeeper's office and she found a box of receipts on the ground with the receipts on the floor underneath it. We reviewed the security camera tapes, and at 8:35 a.m. in the morning, before anyone went up the steps, the box fell over, and two receipts could be seen falling out onto the ground. Four seconds later, three orbs come up from where the receipts were lying and shot off in different directions. Outside of the camera's view the box was found sitting straight up with the receipts underneath it.

Later, while reviewing tapes an orb was caught as it flew across the room. One of stills is below. The orb returned a few seconds later and went the opposite direction. 


Orb caught on security camera at Un-X News Magazine offices
February 7, 2015
Copyright 2015 by Maria McKenzie
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Margie Kay is the editor of Un-X News Magazine.  She is the author of Gateway to the Dead, Haunted Independence, and 12 other books.  Visit www.unxnews.com for more information.