Sometimes there are people who have been experiencing frightening and torturous bouts of paranormal activity for such a long period of time, that when the spirits are finally permanently removed, the person can’t help think that every noise or something out of place is paranormal. Which it isn’t. They just won’t let it go and relax and say “it’s gone!” They have trouble looking for rational explanations. It takes time and it takes healing.
I always tell people after there has been a spirit removal in their home, to let the energy settle and give it a 48 hour period. Energy left over from some spirits bounce off the walls like a ping-pong ball. Or linger like a bad fart.
Other people who have gone through long bouts of paranormal activity actually miss the attention from the spirits, albeit it’s negative attention. Some of these people are very lonely and have no other social interaction happening in their lives. They maintain that the SAME SPIRIT that has been removed is STILL THERE (even though it is permanently gone and there is no other entities around). They get stuck in a psychological pattern where they can’t move on and up out of the funk and chaos they put themselves in. On purpose. Argh!!!!!
We get emails and calls from a few of these people and I have to tell them that I can’t run over to their home every time they hear something odd or feel a little spooked. It’s a difficult situation because you want to help everyone. But people have to take ownership of their living situation and do some work to help themselves out.
I will tell adults and children that they have the ability to not let spirits bother them. I explain if they can close their eyes and imagine a suit of armour being built around their body, shiny and silver.
Or they can pick a Stormtrooper outfit from Star Wars. Doesn’t matter, it’s your armour. Now picture this armour made of metal, being incredibly thick and strong and nothing can get through. This has become your psychic protection field. Every time you hear something, feel something or see something that you think is paranormal and you are scared by it, put your suit of armour on. It takes practice and a belief in yourself. Meditation helps.
So if you think there is still something ghost-like in your house, start meditating and put your suit of armour on. You are the victor in the spiritual war – so to speak……..
The first Paranormal Convention in Calgary happened this last weekend. It was put on by Calgary & Banff Ghost Tours run by Johanna Lane. The event was held in the Globe Theatre.
We were happy to have been invited to the event and thrilled to present 2 talks on paranormal subjects. On Saturday it was “What The *Bleep# Is In My House” and on Sunday it was “Understanding Paranormal Phenomena”.
We were able to meet some new people and make plans to investigate various places with Robyn Condon who specializes in capturing EVP’s.
On Saturday, I saw 4 spirits in the theatre: a lady with dark hair in an updo bun in a yellow ball gown. She said she had “showed up for a show but this is not the show she had planned on coming to”. There was a man in his 30’s on the opposite wall and had workman’s overalls and a smirk on his face. He was doing a back and forth motion with his body against the wall. Then there were 2 spirits of children jumping up and down trying to get the presenter Crystal Johannson to pay attention to them.
Ben and I enjoyed ourselves in Calgary and were lucky to have been joined by some friends from Edmonton who came down to the convention.
Thank-you to Johanna for setting up this great first time convention and here’s looking forward to next year’s ParaCon!!!!
Orbs in the Globe Theatre after a presentation
Robyn Condon talking between presentations – lone orb hanging around
South Side Continued
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Fires were very common in Edmonton and Strathcona because of the early wooden structures that had coal stoves and fireplaces along with candles.
Fort Edmonton Park
Fort Edmonton Park – Fort Edmonton Park is made up of four sections, each representing an era. The first era is represented by the Fort in the year of 1846, followed by 1885 Street, 1905 Street, and 1920 Street. Most of the buildings are reproductions. The Firkins and the Rutherford are original houses that were moved there.
The Ottewell Homestead at the end of the 1885 Street has a spirit who looks out the windows at people. It’s on the side that faces toward the garden area and direction of the Fort.
The Rutherford House – photo from fortedmonton.ca
On 1920 Street there is an old male Scottish spirit in the Rutherford house and he has taken possession of the master bedroom. He has a love of women with red hair. He tries to touch the hair on women’s heads that have red hair. A young scullery maid is on the floor below him and a male soldier from the first world war is in and out of the house. The soldier likes the maid and comes to visit her.
The Firkins House – photo from fortedmonton.ca
The Firkins house has some spirits in it, not sure who they are but no one has ever died in the house. One of them is a mischievous spirit, could be a child. However, the house has a lot of residual energy in it as well.
Church of St. Michael, Fort Edmonton – photo from zkahlina.com
The white church (Church of St. Michael) just down from the Rutherford house has some kind of creepy lurking spirit in it and we have an EVP recording of it saying something to a CBC crew member who was with us on one investigation for the 2005 CBC “Nerve” show.
Henderson Farm House – photo from fortedmonton.ca
The Henderson farm house has some negative energy surrounding it and some negative spirit that visits it from time to time.
That concludes the Haunted Places of Edmonton. There are many, many more places we didn’t list here. If you’ve had a paranormal experience in any home or building in Edmonton, please contact us and let us know!!! Maybe it will be included in another collection of haunted places.