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nec·ro·man·cy : The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future; Black magic or sorcery; Magic qualities. Bringing up the dead for nefarious reasons.
I was doing a spirit removal in a dicey neighborhood where gangs, crime and drugs happen. If that didn’t make it uncomfortable enough, I found out the ex-boyfriend of this woman, whose house we were in, had gotten out of jail six weeks previous. He apparently was extremely violent with her and to top it all off, was a practicing necromancer. Oh boy. Who knows what kind of spooky crap we were going to find.
The basement of this house had a corner which had some picture that was painted over. It was supposed to be of an occult nature. There was also a picture of Jesus that had some nasty things done to it. Nooses had been found in the eaves of the basement. That is where this man would practice his necromancy.
Ben hooked up the infrared system and had a camera in the basement and in the upstairs hallway. The hallway had some orb activity. I made my way to the basement to pick up on the spirits and see if I could remove them.
Proceeding down the stairs, the energies were very strong. It was negative, heavy and cloying down there. I took a few pictures around the area and then decided to get down to business. Immediately I picked up on a bizarre sight: 2 men and 2 women dressed in office clothing, holding hands and chanting in a circle. They were in their late twenties to their early thirties. The men had on shirts, ties and dress pants, one woman had her hair in a ponytail, a white blouse and black skirt with heels. The other woman had a blouse and pants outfit. It really confused me for a second. I was expecting them to have ceremonial clothing on.
As I was preparing to send them into the light, they broke the circle, still holding hands in a line together. They started moving towards me and their faces became monstrous with snarling and screaming and huge pointed teeth. They didn’t get very far before a higher power reached out and grabbed the hand of the one closest to the light and pulled them in. They were absolutely stunned as they went in.
There were other energies still in the basement. Behind the basement staircase which was an open one, was a male spirit who was scared and was covered in black fur like the Wolf Boys from Mexico. His eyes glowed red. He said he was scared of the 4 spirits. I asked him if he would go into the light and he said yes, he would. I watched him go. Then one more spirit appeared in the opposite corner of the basement, near the laundry machines. She was a very small woman with brown curly hair and a floral dress that looked like it was from the ’60’s. She told me she was a mitochondrial dwarf. I said “Okay” and asked her to go to the light which she did willingly. I know it sounds wild, but take my word for it, all these spirits were actually there in that basement.
I always know when the portal closes because the dark room gets illuminated for a second and there’s a buzzing between my eyes. I assume that is my third eye doing that. Anyway, I went upstairs and told the lady of the house and she confirmed that she did see something “creepy” under the staircase that had red eyes and was very black. She was relieved the other spirits were gone. She had a pagan guardian who cleansed her basement for her after the clearing.
Many, many weeks later, the lady whose house we had cleared phoned and had the necromancer books that her boyfriend had used. We went over and picked them up from her. She understandably didn’t want them around. So I have them on my bookshelf now for reference in case we run into another necromancing nincompoop.
Please; don’t ever bring up the dead to do bad business for you. It will NOT turn out well for you.
A house in Sherwood Park, Alberta, had close to 25 people as renters in the span of 2 years. A man and woman were living in the house and they had doors opening and closing, the furnace would make banging noises until the husband would go down the stairs to the furnace and then mysteriously the banging would stop. Many personal objects would go missing.
I found a male spirit and he was very possessive of the house. I have no idea if he had ever really lived in the house or was just drawn to it after his death. I picked up the name Harold with short dark hair, white shirt, dress pants, and had a very serious disposition. He was looking at me with a large frown and his arms crossed. He had been doing all these naughty things to try and scare and mess up tenants mentally so they would want to move out of the house. I sent Harold into the light (he begrudgingly went without help) and I then went downstairs to a living area in the basement.
Immediately I saw a strange scene that was a forest out of an old fantasy-like English countryside with huge dark gnarled trees. I’ve never encountered anything like that before. It was like this was another dimension “draped” over the one we were in. There was a definite medieval feeling to it and when I explained to the home renters what I was seeing, they commented that the basement was the place that some previous renters were playing the Dungeons and Dragons game.
Can something like role-playing evoke an other-worldly dimension to appear? Or is it the energy from the adrenaline/passion of the game that can create an ethereal replica of what they are playing in??
Ben and I went to an Edmonton, Alberta townhouse in December of 2009 where 2 young women lived. They were experiencing things falling in the shower while they were in it. Like someone was pushing the shampoo and soap into the bathtub. The garbage can fell over by itself, sounds of some type of furniture being dragged across the floor upstairs, electric crackling sounds, and “something” ate a piece out of a roast chicken one night.
A lot of times people will tell us they can hear a crackling sound like electricity running. Almost like unbridled spirit energy. The women knew something was upstairs and that they were being watched all the time. Whatever was there, they wanted it gone.
I went upstairs where the bathroom and bedrooms were. A young male spirit appeared, very nervous, about 16-17 years old. He said his name was Robert and he was dressed in farm work clothes that looked like they were from the 1910-20’s. He told me “My ma would take the switch to me if she knew what I’d been doing.” He was referring to watching the ladies in the bathroom, and their bedrooms. He had never had a girlfriend or any experience seeing women naked. So he was enjoying himself immensely. I was picking up that he had caught a bad strain of the flu and died from it. Maybe the Spanish flu from 1918.
He was the one spilling items into the bathtub. I assumed he also had knocked over the garbage can and taken a piece of chicken. He told me he did not do those things. Now I’m wondering if there is another spirit I haven’t picked up on yet.
I told him he needed to go into the light and be with his family, explaining they won’t be angry at you for doing those things. He smiled, nodded his head, and walked off into the light.
I stayed sitting on the rug in the hallway and picked up energy signals from a bedroom in front of me that was dark and empty of furniture. Just then, a picture emerged of a 10 foot boa constrictor that was on the floor of the darkened bedroom. Oh Yeah!!!!
I realised that this creature was probably the one that knocked over the garbage can and took a chunk out of the roast chicken. Communications of course were very limited with the snake and I asked for help to get it into the light. An ethereal being came out and carried the boa constrictor into the light. Good thing, who the hell else was going to get it out?????
I went downstairs to tell the women what I found in their townhouse but before I told them, I asked if they had ever heard anything slithering through their vent system. They looked at each other with a surprised expression and said they had heard noises in the vents at odd times when it wasn’t the heat. I explained the young man and the snake and said the snake was probably all over the townhouse but they would never have seen it. The dragging noise upstairs was probably from the snake too, bumping into furniture and moving it around. Thankfully they were both gone so there was nothing to be afraid of.
I don’t know where the boa constrictor ever came from; maybe someone in the neighbourhood had one in the past. That was my first ghost snake. What next? A dinosaur maybe. Hmmm.
Princess Mary Restaurant
Bedford Regency Hotel
James Bay Inn
In March 2006, Ben and I (Paranormal Rona) went to Victoria, B.C. for a vacation and a chance to check out all the haunted places it has.
We stayed in the Bedford Regency, for 2 nights in the suite that is purported to be haunted by a woman (a mobster’s girlfriend). I felt no presence of a woman there but did get an interesting picture in the sitting room of something… There definitely was a presence in the hallway, however. I constantly heard things going on, such as footsteps outside and someone near the door, and then when I would go to the door to look, nothing was there.
We took a walking ghost tour with historian and author John Adams, and also had the privilege of attending his Ghost Dinner on the Princess Mary boat turned into restaurant. We had some amazing luck with dowsing rods which went absolutely crazy in the kitchen area. Our one picture of the lady sitting at our table ended up revealing a man seated behind her, which was amazing because everyone was accounted for and no one was sitting back in that area.
We shared some of our ghost hunting experiences with the people at the dinner and displayed the gadgets and tools we use.
The Maritime Museum of British Columbia dominates Bastion Square in the heart of Old Town. Once the site of public hangings, the museum is open daily, and the ghost of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, the “hanging judge,” is often seen.
Rogers Chocolates at 913 Government Street in Old Town is a National Historic Site. It is also Victoria’s oldest, most famous and most haunted chocolate shop. The owners say look for the ghosts of Charles and Leah Rogers, the founders, who often slept in the kitchen of their old store and who reputedly never left. Great chocolate!
Old Morris Tobacconists, 1116 Government Street, is a heritage building that contains its original polished wood cabinets, onyx pillars and leaded glass entrance dome. It is haunted by the ghost of a former employee, who died suddenly in the upstairs workshop. His footsteps and the sound of cupboard doors opening and closing are often heard when no one is upstairs. It’s a wonderful shop and the owner and staff are very friendly. You can ask them questions about their ghost with whom they are very protective of. Ben bought me a beautiful Meerschaum pipe with a carved lion’s head and a mythological type body.
Bastion Square and Helmcken Alley in the heart of Victoria’s Old Town is the most haunted part of Victoria. Almost every building around the historic square has a ghost or two. The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, located in the old Supreme Court building, is said to be the most haunted of them all due to the fact is was built on the site of the city’s first gallows and many of the men who were hanged still lie buried beneath its foundations. Helmcken Alley leads away from Bastion Square and has the reputation for being just as haunted.
On our tour, John led us to a back alley of a large building. I can’t remember the history of it now but when we took pictures, a weird hand shape appeared on a window. It looked like a hand, but upside down.
Market Square and Chinatown have many stories of ghosts and the supernatural. Their secret tunnels are probably only myths, but their hauntings are very real. Fan Tan Alley was unusual to walk through and it has quaint little shops to visit. It does give off the strange feelings of pirates who could have walked down these dark narrow alleyways. I was drawn to the window of an abandoned lobby and looking through it, I sensed a boy’s spirit playing around the fountain in the lobby. This was a window in an alley near the Fan Tan alley. I don’t know what building I was looking into from the back, but it looked like no one used it anymore.
Ghostly Walks with John Adams, explores the haunted alleys and courtyards of downtown Victoria. These popular 90-minute walks take place all year, with extra tours for the Ghosts of Victoria Festival. It’s a fun experience and John is one of the best Ghost/Historical tour guides in Canada, so don’t miss it! John is on Facebook and Twitter.
During the Summer season (May 1st – November 1st) Ghostly Walks take place every night starting from the Visitor Information Centre, 812 Wharf Street, Victoria
NOTE: The Princess Mary Ship is apparently no more. Very sad. We think it was disassembled many years ago.
(Cloudy, 16˚C) By Ben Myckan, Paranormal Explorers
We did an investigation at the Lac La Biche Mission on June 25, 2005 and experienced a few glitches during that time – a four camera system did not record for some strange reason, a small digital camera was lost and a $20 bill was lost – where there wasn’t any people around (just in case you’re thinking “hmm, really?” Yes, they take objects AND money).
The rectory, church and nunnery were the focus of our investigation. We did not check any other buildings on the site (schoolhouse, residence & main office, chicken coop) but did venture across the road from the Mission to a cemetery. Rona felt a room at the back of the church was used for clandestine affairs (could have been recent, not back in history). The nun’s bedroom on the 3rd floor of the nunnery where the children dormitory is had loads of dead flies and Rona was sensitive to activity in the area and had an impression of a small girl called Clara. But with the failed camera system we got nothing other than orbs and I think the sound recordings were mostly done in the rectory.
I did not have the infrared cameras at the time of that investigation so expect better results in future investigations. I personally didn’t spend much time in the rectory but others in the group did because Rona felt there was a young priest who was questioning coming to the mission and was having second thoughts about his vocation. He was “sorry he ever came to this god-forsaken place”.
Sexual confusion was also experienced among the male priests. The dining room was a negative and oppressive place to be. Women were not allowed in the rectory and Mission staff indicate feedback from female visitors touring the rectory get the feeling that they are not welcome there. More questions than answers were raised which can only be solved by further investigation.
We went back to the Mission on November 2nd, 2005 to shoot an episode with Creepy Canada. This time, we spent a lot of time in the rectory. Lac la Biche Mission is full of spirits, especially in the rectory where the priests resided. When we set up the infrared camera, immediately, orbs began traveling straight to us and the camera. We captured ectoplasm at least twice on camera. It wasn’t our breath, even though it was cool in the rectory. When we asked if the spirits could produce the ectoplasm again, some more appeared in front of the camera immediately.
NOTE: The Lac La Biche Rectory building was constructed in the early 1920’s and sadly, burned down in 2009.
The Paranormal Explorers went to an unnamed town in Alberta to help a family out who were experiencing what they felt was disturbing paranormal activity. I (Paranormal Rona) went down into the basement with my nifty Bell+Howell S7 Night vision camera. Now usually people who have spirits acting up in their house think there is something negative or scary equated with these ghosts. Not really the case, 99% of the time.
In the basement the Bell+Howell recorded this video. If you watch carefully you will see what appears to be a very large orb come sailing out of the door in the first 6 seconds of the video. It then splits apart into 2 orbs. Those 2 spirits were an older couple who were hiding out in the basement, never left the basement and were a little embarrassed that I had found them. The spirit that was causing the trouble appears at the 0:10 second mark. It’s quick so watch very carefully.
There are other spirits, orbs or spirit balls in the video, but they are what I call “in and outs”. Everyone has at least one spirit or more coming through their house, apartment, condo, at one point in the day. All they are doing is seeing what YOU are doing. Then they leave and go to the next place.
They are not there to bother you or haunt you. Some could be family members who have passed, but usually they are strangers and they are just interested in your activities and conversations.