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Seance with David Thompson

I am so grateful a medium friend in Phoenix told me about a visit to Santa Fe by physical medium, David Thompson.  He is in Santa Fe conducting seances for about a week.  I attended a FASCINATING seance last night that he led.  I know a lot of fellow mediums, but I’ve never been able to witness a physical medium before…someone who emits ectoplasm.  David’s main spirit friend, William, came through first…followed by Timmy…Louis Armstrong (yes, THE Louis Armstrong — he sang to us)…an uncle of a woman in the room…and…finally…the son of a woman in the room who passed away a year ago.  That was very emotional.  Her son was able to hold her hands and she could see his blue eyes.  (They appeared not as regular human eyes, but two blue spirit lights in front of her.)  At one point, Timmy took a piece of chocolate a woman gave to him and you could hear him chewing and swallowing.  William touched a few people’s heads.  I could sense (room was pitch black) the spirits walking around as they got closer or moved away from me.  I’m not totally sure, but I think I felt someone touch my left ankle at one point.  After William left the first time (came back at the end), I suddenly saw (clairvoyantly) white small lights over my head and I started tingling REALLY strongly.  I felt like energy work, and possibly healing work, was being done on me.  Granted, the room was cold, but this was not just me being cold physically.  It definitely felt spiritual.

Here is a vlog about my experience last night.

I found this account of someone else’s experience at a seance led by David Thompson.

The seance was held at Unity Santa Fe, and they did record the evening.  If the recording is good quality, they will offer it for sale and I’ll buy it and post it here.  To be honest, because William and Timmy’s accents were so strong, it was hard to understand some of what they said, so I’d like to re-listen to the event.

In Light,

Atheria

Increasing Spirit Visitations

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This is a quickie post.  Last night I was visited in a “dream” by a lovely guy I used to work with at Sony Pictures Entertainment who left this realm way too young.  (From my human perspective…not his soul’s perspective.)  I wish I could recall the dream, but it’s already just a glimmer in my memory.  At work yesterday, I had a quick “drive by visitation” by the brother of a friend of mine that included a simple but nice message.  Last week, I had another quick visitation by a young gal who was recently killed in a car accident while I took my lunchtime walk at work.  She also gave me a brief message to pass along.  I seem to be having increasing numbers of visitations by people on the Other Side lately and I don’t know what’s triggering it.  Is anyone else having more encounters with family and friends on the Other Side?  I don’t know if the veil is suddenly getting even thinner, or what?  I’d love to hear your feedback and/or stories.  One friend said she was awakened this morning by a loved one in spirit hugging her and smiling.

In Light,

Atheria

St. James Hotel ghost hunting trip’s video!

Thank you to my friend, Joe, for taking all of this footage and editing it.  We got some cool stuff!  The group was Joe, Evelyn, Dave, and me.  The other woman in the room with the lamp movement was named Kathy.  She was with her husband, Lyle.

I highly recommend the St. James Hotel.  You truly step back in time.  Joe and Evelyn were in the Governors room and Dave and I stayed in the Wyatt Earp suite.  The nice thing about the hotel is that a lot of people there are STRICTLY there to ghost hunt.  So, you meet lots of super cool and friendly people.

Here are my pictures of the hotel and surrounding Cimarron area.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qY4vwWYFhyWTYQyA9

Ghostly yours,

Atheria

Mark Macy’s (who I know) Post about Spirit Photos by William Mumler!

Happy Halloween-time, everyone! William Mumler is credited with some of the best spirit photos ever taken. He was an amateur photographer in the late 1800s, after the Civil War, when so many Americans were grieving for so many lost loved ones. Mumler filled a void with his work, especially his most famous photo (top left) […]

via Spirit Photos Are Sometimes Crafted By Covert Collaborators — Macy Afterlife: The Beacon

Ghost Hunting at the St. James Hotel

IMG_2619I have wanted to stay at the infamously haunted St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM for a long time and finally took this beautiful autumn weekend to do so.  And with 26 deaths as part of its history, it did not let me down!

When you step inside the original part of the hotel (there is a new annex next door for those who like more modern rooms) it’s like you are stepping back into the 1800s.  It is very cool.  The only thing I didn’t love as the vegan I am, was all the dead animals on the walls everywhere.  That was hard to deal with.  But, it is also “authentic” for the era.  Before I even went inside the hotel, I could feel STRONG spirit energy outside it.  I kept feeling like I was being watched from the windows.  I fully expected a ghost face to appear!

Soon after checking in on Saturday, while standing in the 2nd floor hallway talking to 3 people who were sitting in the notoriously haunted poker room (where T.J. Wright got shot) about ghosts, I felt this clear as day tap on the top of my head and then I was filled with intense tingling throughout my body.  The older woman of the 3 people had stayed at the hotel 6-7 times and each time had something happen…from harmless things to concerning things.  The concerning thing was that she blacked out and found herself at the scary staircase about to fall down the stairs when she woke up just in time.  I  had commented that from the moment I climbed the stairs, I had this overwhelming fear of falling or being thrown down the stairs and made sure to hold onto the handrail.  They said they felt that also.

Another weird thing that I experienced, which they had also noticed, is that when you’re walking along the halls upstairs, you have a really hard time keeping your balance.  You feel yourself leaning and feel somewhat cockamamie.  Granted, the hotel is OLD so there is some floors that are warped a bit, but it was more dramatic of a feeling than that.

Here are tons of photos that I took of the hotel…some taken immediately upon my arrival in the afternoon on Saturday, and some taken Saturday night while I hoped to capture something on camera.  I took a few shots of this dining room mirror because another guest had caught a very clear cowboy ghost face in it recently.  I didn’t get anything there when I tried though.  What I did get on camera occurred in the poker room!

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I didn’t notice anything at first when I snapped this nighttime shot of the poker room, but when I reviewed it via my Canon camera’s screen and zoomed in on the window, I saw a man in the left side of the window really clearly…from the top of head to about mid torso…and then noticed a possible dark glasses wearing male face on the right side of the window.  Here’s the full image first.

IMG_2691Here is a cropped close up of the window.

Ghosts in WindowThe annoying thing is that here on the Web the images don’t show up as well.  On my camera they were easily visible.  Here I’ve outlined their faces.  The one on the left where more of him can be seen seems to be bundled up in a coat with possible scarf, like he’s cold.

Ghosts in Window - Faces OutlinedIf you stand back a bit it’s easier to make out the 2 ghosts.

I stayed in room #22 and around 1:30 a.m. I heard slow moving footsteps in the hallway as the floorboards creaked noticeably.  Then I heard 2 distinct and somewhat calm knocks on a door.  As I laid in my bed getting scared, I was saying to myself, “Please let that be someone coming back to their room late.  Please let a room door get opened by their traveling partner to let them inside.  Please let this not be a ghost.”  LOL!  When I didn’t hear any room door open and close (because the doors are old, they do not open or close quietly) I got really scared!  Granted, I trance channel ETs and fairies, but as intrigued as I am by ghosts, they scare me. 😉 So, I started praying with my heart racing, “Please don’t knock on my door.  Please don’t knock on my door!”  Luckily, my door did not get knocked on.  I mean, what should I have done?  Answered it and said hello?  LOL

The next morning I asked the only other people staying in a room on my wing if they had come in around 1:30 a.m. and they said nope, that they’d been in their room since much earlier…sound asleep.  They didn’t hear the footsteps or knocks.  I ran into the 3 people from earlier (poker room people) and the older woman said she heard creaking footsteps in her hallway during the night with 2 gentle but distinct knocks like I heard.  She said she heard lots of what sounded like cowboy boot wearing footsteps all night long, actually.

I then met this other really nice couple who got fabulous EVPs on tape!  I don’t know why it didn’t even dawn on me to try to get EVPs!  What an amateur ghost hunter I am!  (I quickly tried later in the poker room but the maid service person was making too much noise.  That being said, an odd thing did happen where while I sat there with my eyes closed, both eyes rapidly went side to side and I couldn’t stop them.)  They said they would send them to the hotel to put in its website, so I hope they do.  They got their spirit voices on tape while in the poker room.  The husband brought a toy gun into the room and put it on the table trying to trigger the spirits.  It worked.  One voice is heard asking, “What caliber?”  Another one warned them with something like, “You shouldn’t do that.”  I didn’t get to actually hear the recordings, so I’m anxious to hear!  The wife said that one time when they were staying in Mary’s room (lots happens in that room) she was putting on her make-up when a ghost lifted up her hair dramatically.  She was so freaked out, she ran out of the room with only half of her face done.  HA HA!

I was talking to this one hotel employee who told me his co-worker was redoing one of the rooms (they are renovating the hotel) when the plastic tarp he’d put down suddenly moved away from him.  He just thought his foot had caused it to move and went back to painting the baseboards.  But then the plastic started moving again and when he turned around, he witnessed the plastic UPRIGHT in the air like someone was holding it and pulling it away from him!  He’s so nervous now, whenever he has to do work in any room, he says something out loud first like, “Okay, Annie (Oakley), I need to work on your room.  Please leave me alone.”  Hehehe…

T.J. Wright’s room #18 is SO strongly haunted they won’t even rent the room out and keep it locked…intact from what it was like over a hundred years ago.  People leave T.J. shots of whiskey on top of the door, and an employee said that anyone who dared to take the whiskey would be super stupid.  They let the whiskey gradually disappear/evaporate.  Here is T.J.’s door.  See the 2 shot glasses on top?

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I will definitely go back to the St. James.  It is super cool.  Next time I’ll try to catch some EVPs on tape though!

ST. JAMES HOTEL VIDEO

ST. JAMES HOTEL FOUNTAIN VIDEO

If you are bored and have time to look at some other photos, here are shots of Cimarron and also of the Taos area while driving to Cimarron…along with some Instagram videos of the pretty drive.  I came upon lots of deer.

TAOS, EAGLE NEST LAKE, CIMARRON, & CHURCH NEAR SANTA FE

DEER VIDEO – You “shouldn’t” need to have an Instagram account to view.

CIMARRON CANYON DRIVING VIDEO 1

CIMARRON CANYON DRIVING VIDEO 2

I do have to say that when I got near the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, the energy was really creepy weird.  I didn’t like it at all even though it was a pretty area.  It felt covert like the Los Alamos area feels like to me.  I mentioned that to someone else, and she totally agreed and had noticed it too.  For one thing, there are big wire fences for miles and miles with threatening “Do Not Trespass” signs.  And, there was this suspicious window-less building that had this huge door on one end.  There were some other suspicious looking buildings too.  It reminded me of some secret government area…but I also suspect the Boy Scouts of something.  I know the people who run the place got in trouble a few years ago after some boys accused them of abuse.

Ghost hunting-ly yours,

Atheria

 

 

Messages from Pets in Spirit – Pippin’s Story

20170924_112724Previously I’ve blogged about how my 2 cats, Karma and Bodhi, (who I miss every single day 4 and 5 years later) have found ways to get through to me…going so far as to DEMATERIALIZE cat treats (not kidding) on their altar.  I’ve heard lots of other stories from strangers and friends about how their pets have found ways to break through the veil and let them know they are also spiritual beings and that they will be waiting for us on the Other Side when it’s our time to cross over.  One such event happened to me today as a message for a friend who lost his beloved 7 year old dog named Pippin unexpectedly.

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Before going to my astrology group, I decided to venture off in Santa Fe and walk around the wonderful art filled Canyon Road area.  I didn’t have lots of extra time, so I kind of did a fast tour around.  (By the way…there are fabulous artists in Santa Fe and it’s the 3rd largest art market in the USA.)  Just as I was running out of time and needed to head back to my car, I glanced over to see the above sign for Pippin Contemporary Gallery.  I got an instant spirit smack and knew that it was a message from Pippin for his human daddy.  I emailed the picture and my feeling about it to my friend, and he said that he’s felt Pippin around him in spirit today…and that this “coincidence” confirmed that fact.

CoincidenceI was reading a book by a famous psychic years ago where she said that anything we notice during the day is a message.  No 2 people notice the exact same things.  When something “randomly” catches your eye, pay attention to it.  It’s God’s way of getting messages through to us.  It’s also our loved ones in spirit’s way of getting messages through to us…both human and animal.

On a personal note, I am much more connected to animals than humans.  It’ll be 5 years tomorrow that I lost Bodhi.  The grief I felt losing him…and then Karma less than a year later…is still with me.  Animals love unconditionally.  Animals ARE love incarnate.  I hope that Pippin comes to my friend in dreams as my cats have, and allows him to hold his fur child again.

I’ve done a couple of readings lately that have gone super well, and it never ceases to amaze me what our unseen loved ones will bring through to prove that they are who they say they are.  Sometimes it’s specific health stuff (like in a recent case where the woman in spirit passed from lung cancer and I could hear her smoker’s raspy laugh) or something serious.  But other times it’s funny things like the “hot fudge cake” I got years ago from a spirit.  Come to find out, that was the person’s very favorite dessert and even on the Other Side…the soul was thinking of food!  🙂

Before I sign off, I do want to link another artist’s website whose work I discovered today and loooove.  I adore horses, so you’ll see why I love her work:  Siri Hollander

Stay open for signs from your pets in spirit.  They, just like human loved ones, often find ways to let us know that they are still around and that they do love us.  May Pippin be running free on the Other Side and may my friend find a little bit of peace from what happened today.

Blessings,

Atheria