My Personal Experiences with The Ghost Magnet
By: Rebecca Genesis
February 10, 2017
page along with my paranormal page in the hopes to begin building a strong online network of individuals with interests in the field. After all, I had absolutely zero paranormal connections in my own area here in Tampa Bay, Florida, at the time. It was around this time I happened upon a Facebook profile belonging to Michelle Le Baron, a Paranormal Investigator out of Reno, Nevada.I was in a phase of adding people to both my personal Facebook
After she accepted my friend request, it didn’t take long for me to notice that Michelle Le Baron posted a lot of positive personal Facebook videos, sometimes daily. Michelle would also present interesting evidence from time to time that she would collect while investigating.
It wasn’t long before I was able to get a pretty good read on Michelle’s energy just from simply reading her posts and seeing her videos. What became obvious to me about Michelle Le Baron was that she came across as a very open, honest, and warm personality.
As time went on, I also began to see that sometimes Michelle would post personal videos about how life wasn’t always perfect and sunshiny, but we just have to do our best and keep going. I found her very real and relatable when it came to acknowledging the dark and sad times, too. I also admired Michelle’s courage to be able to be herself and not present a facade to all of Facebookland. Michelle Le Baron was already a very cool chick, in my book. And, I hadn’t even met her, yet!
Being that I have immediate family who live out in the Reno area, I found that I was traveling quite frequently that way last year, in 2016. I had been Facebook friends with Michelle Le Baron for about six months when I finally decided it was time to not just like or comment on her posts or videos, but to also really connect with her and see if she would be interested in meeting up in Virginia City, Nevada at some point during my next visit out west in late July 2016.
First, I formally introduced myself to Michelle through a Facebook message. We then exchanged contact info and soon after we were texting one another; until finally, we had a few phone conversations. Michelle and I hit it off pretty well over the phone, so we kept in touch. We also made plans to meet up in Late July of 2016 in Virginia City at the Old Washoe Club (which also happens to be both hers and my own favorite haunted location). We figured we would hang out for a bit, get to know each other some, and then do some investigating.
Gold Hill Hotel. In attendance were my son, Aaron (17), my daughter Aaleah Genesis (12), and my nephew Grayson Austin (14). Although Grayson Austin is not officially part of the team, he likes to join us on our investigations sometimes. He also stayed overnight in the Miner’s Cabin with us a year prior when we decided to make our paranormal group official.The Ghost Seers Team ended up getting a lodge across the street from the
Once we arrived in town and got all checked in, I told the kids to sit tight at the lodge for a bit while I went to the Washoe Club to meet with Michelle. I was definitely looking forward to finally meeting this awesome and inspiring woman who I had followed online for more than half a year.
Old Washoe Club and then we went inside to get acquainted. It was summertime, so the place was busy and also pretty warm inside. We had a couple of beers and talked for a few before Michelle got her phone out to take a selfie together and do a Facebook Live video. It was my first one ever, so I’ll admit, being a little shy I was kind of nervous. But, Michelle helped me relax and I started having fun with it. I was also happy to be able to make a video with someone I looked up to personally and as a Paranormal Investigator.Michelle Le Baron and I first met right outside of the
It wasn’t long until my daughter was calling me (as you can see in above pic) to find out when I was coming back to the lodge with Michelle. Out of all three kids, I knew Aaleah was definitely looking forward to investigating the most. Plus, she heard me say so many great things about my new friend, Michelle.
Not to mention, Aaleah also knew that Michelle was bringing gadgets that our team had never used before. Besides that, we were still pretty new to the paranormal game, using mainly intuitive methods to investigate like pendulums and dowsing rods. I have to say, I was pretty excited to bring our paranormal investigation game to whole new level, myself!
We wrapped up meeting at the Washoe, and Michelle and I headed on over toward the lodge across from the Gold Hill Hotel. Once we got there, I introduced Michelle and the kids to one another and then Michelle got out her equipment. That was the first time The Ghost Seers participated in both a Spirit Box (SB7) and an Echovox Session. I also showed Michelle how I cross earthbound spirits over using my pendulum and spirit guide.
It was an amazingly spooky night in the lodge at Gold Hill and we all learned a lot. We communicated with a woman who had been gunned down at a location Michelle had visited not long before we met. Apparently, the woman was following Michelle trying to get help. She was very remorseful about her death and still in a very sad mode of existence in the afterlife.
A malevolent entity also came through that night who seemed to be a “Keeper of Souls.” He kept making an evil laugh as I was trying to cross over entities into the light who had been earthbound. This dark personality made it clear that I wasn’t getting all of them into the light. He was keeping some of these lost souls for himself, apparently including the woman who had been gunned down. She didn’t cross over.
Finally, we spoke with an entire family who said they used to live in Virginia City. It was a father, mother, and a child. The child told us he had fallen to death at the age of eight in the early 1900s or so. They all wanted to be released into the light, as well. After doing my final crossing over for the evening, the word “free” came through the Echovox.
Carl Buehler, and Bette Weimar. Michelle was back up in Virginia City and she was hanging out with her good friend, Leslie Rae Sinks. I texted Michelle to let her know that I’d be at the Washoe for a bit longer, if they wanted to come by.The following day, I went back up the Washoe Club to see my favorite bartender, Barry Fox, and the two amazing tour guides there,
Lo and behold, Michelle came into the Washoe with Leslie not long after, and I got to meet yet another cool paranormal chick! We weren’t able to hang out for too long, but Leslie and I also made a fast friendship and then connected on Facebook so we could keep in touch after I went back home to Tampa Bay.
Leslie Rae Sinks definitely has a bright future ahead in the field of the paranormal, and a real gift when it comes to taking amazing photos in haunted locations. I look forward to continuously encouraging her to pursue her passion and share her captures with the world.It wasn’t long after seeing Leslie’s posts on Facebook along with her photos of investigations that I realized what a natural talent and eye she has for photography.
Not too long after we met, Michelle and Leslie made a paranormal trek out to Ione, California. While they were there, they visited the Ione cemetery and Leslie was able to capture this outstanding photo of a spirit energy wrapping around Michelle. A very intriguing picture, to say the least!
ParaWhore shirts you see everywhere.Although I wasn’t able to go to Haunted Halls, I saw that Scott Gruenwald, who hails from central California, was also going to be teaching a Comedy and the Paranormal class in Reno while he was in the area. I also knew from being his friend in Facebookland and seeing his videos that Scott Gruenwald is a very funny and entertaining personality in the paranormal realm (who also happens to play the ukulele). Oh, and that he also sells the
I knew that Michelle had been good friends with Scott for some time, and that she always spoke very highly of him. In fact, Michelle often talked about what an amazing and brilliant mentor he was to her, not to mention a comedic genius! It turned out that Michelle wasn’t going to Scott’s paranormal comedy class, but Leslie was. Knowing I could hang out with Leslie and meet Scott sealed the deal. So I decided to take a few hours out of my trip to go Scott’s class, and I’m so glad I did!
Scott Gruenwald is an amazing, uplifting, and super hilarious ghost guy! His class was both entertaining and informative. I also met some other really awesome people there who are all into the paranormal like Kimie Good, John Lytle, Cristi Maciel, Donna Robinson, and Jesus Martinez.
Scott showed us how to use comedy to enhance your paranormal investigations, and we all walked away with free stuff (I was even given my first K2 meter! Thanks Scott)! If you ever get a chance to take Scott Gruenwald’s Comedy and the Paranormal class, don’t pass it up! Just being in this amazing and seasoned Paranormal Investigator’s presence makes it completely worth it.
It was a true honor to be able to hang out with Scott and the rest of the class that afternoon. And, to share that memory with my pal, Leslie, was an added bonus! I had such a great time and I later thanked Scott by sending him an autographed copy of my book. I was pleased and humbled to receive very touching and heartwarming feedback from him in return, especially about one chapter in particular.
Since Michelle was attending the Haunted Halls 2 event and I was quite busy unpacking and organizing my parents’ home, we still hadn’t had a chance to see each other. Michelle even had an extra ticket to the event, which made it even more excruciating to not be able to go. After all, I was only in town for a week, and there was a lot to do for my parents in that short time.
I just knew Michelle would love the town of Verdi because it has a very rich history with ties to Virginia City. In fact, there was an old railway that ran behind where my parents’ house now stands. The trains passing through would carry lumber all the way to Virginia City for mine-building material.
The railroad has long-since moved about two miles away and there’s not many remnants of the old railroad on the ridge behind the house. But, the town is definitely very vibrant with the energies of the past, including those of Native Americans. The early Americans would even traverse through the area on a prehistoric trail that led beyond the Sierra Nevadas, for millennia.
Donner Party also took respite near Verdi before finally pushing off into the Sierra Nevada mountain range to where tragedy awaited them. To say I was excited that my parents were able to find the perfect home in such an historic town would be an understatement. I was truly looking forward to being able to spend time and investigate the area for years to come.The ill-fated
Finally, it was time for Michelle to come over! I was super excited to see my paranormal sister for the first time in a few months. I cooked us up a delicious taco dinner and Michelle also got to meet my parents. We were all able to talk a bit about the paranormal and get to know Michelle better. And of course, she brought her bag of investigation tools, which we started getting into after dinner.
Michelle first took out her K2 meter. We noticed right away that we were getting hits and intelligent responses inside of the house even before heading out to the cemetery. I wasn’t surprised, being that I already felt there was a presence in the home my parents had just moved into. My Mom and Step-Dad had some questions about what the K2 meter is and how it works. Michelle demonstrated as she shared information with them, in her natural mentor style.
My parents were definitely pretty impressed! And, they were also pleased that I was able to find such an awesome friend in the Reno area who shared my own interests and passion for the paranormal. It was around this time, when I brought up the idea of Michelle and I walking to the local cemetery from the house. This was when Michelle first mentioned that the area was known for its mountain lions.
“Verdi is where people come to hunt mountain lions, buddy,” she said in a matter-of-fact tone. I don’t think walking at night is a very good idea.” And, it was quite obvious that the town was crawling with herds of deer, prime targets for large cats. But, being new to the area, I guess the thought just hadn’t crossed my mind. At least until Michelle mentioned it. But it did make complete sense, the house is literally on the edge of the wilderness.
Realizing that there was a potential lethal danger outside kind of put a damper on the thought of investigating the cemetery in the dark of night. But in the end, we decided we were going to brave the possibility of being eaten alive and go check it out anyway. I’m not sure if we were fearless, or dumb, or a little bit of both. But, we decided to at least be somewhat smart, so we skipped the walk and just drove over to the cemetery.
Michelle and I were both a bit nervous about a giant, hungry, quietly-lurking cat, but we still had a great time exploring the cemetery. Evidence-wise, we didn’t get much. Possible spirit orbs in photos and Michelle may have also captured an EVP.
The scariest part of that night in the cemetery was definitely not from any ghosts. After about a half an hour of being there, we decided to call it a wrap. As we were loading up into Michelle’s Jeep, we heard something with four legs running quickly toward us from across the street. We both screamed and jumped into her Jeep as quick as we could, slamming the car doors behind us!
Michelle even questioned whether she left her digital voice recorder behind, but neither one of us were going to go back to look for it. Luckily, she discovered about a week later that it had only fallen underneath her driver’s side seat. We got out of there as soon as we could back to my house. I’m pretty sure both of our hearts were beating out of our chests!
And to think, just a week before the time of writing this article, a mountain lion killed a deer right behind my parents’ home leaving a gruesome scene of bloody death and deer parts all in the snow. Suffice to say that we won’t go back to the Crystal Peak Cemetery at night, at least just the two of us girls. And, actually, this mountain lion attack occurred in broad day light sometime in the afternoon. Lesson learned!
After the dinner and cemetery investigation, I had to say farewell to my good friend, Michelle Le Baron. But, we knew it would only be a matter of time before I returned to the Reno area and we shared even more paranormal adventures together. I was already planning to come back out for Christmas and New Years. But, this next time, I would get to stay for a whole three weeks! And, it turned out to be three weeks full of all kinds of strange and scary events …
It was about a week after I returned back home from my October Reno trip that my Mom called me and told me that she wanted their home in Verdi investigated next time I came out to visit. She couldn’t understand why the light in the bathroom that’s in my bedroom was somehow turning on by itself.
I already knew there was a presence in that part of the house. I felt it the very first time I walked through there. I also felt intuitively that it was a female entity. Not to mention, there was also a time during my trip in October when I was awoken in the middle of the night by multiple footsteps, right in my bedroom.
It sounded just like someone walking past the bed, creating a loud creaking sound in the floorboards along with the thuds that would accompany footsteps. Although the house does make its own settling sounds from time to time, in that particular instance there were unmistakable sounds of an unseen person walking in the room.
I was pretty excited that there was more unexplained phenomenon happening. After hearing from my Mom, I called Michelle and we made plans right then and there to have dinner at my parents’ house again one night during my visit. But, this time we would investigate the house afterward.
Finally, my family and I took the long airplane trip out west on Christmas Day, 2016. Besides me and my two kids, my big brother and my nephew came along, as well. However, they were all only staying for about five days. I was going to be sticking around in Reno for an extra couple of weeks to help with even more unpacking and organizing projects around the house, considering it was such a huge job.
And of course, I wanted some extra time to hang with my best paranormal buddies, Michelle and Leslie. But, this time, the three of us were spending New Years Eve together in Downtown Reno! On top of that, I was planning on finally meeting some other really cool paranormal people and friends of Michelle’s from Reno and California. Talk about an awesome trip I had lined up!
It wasn’t too many days after I arrived in Reno that there was some word I had gathered from a local bartender about a dark presence in Verdi. My brother and I had gone out to have a few drinks at a nearby casino, and it never takes me long to strike up a conversation about the paranormal while out and about.
“I lost seven friends in just two weeks here in this town,” the bartender explained. “I’ve been here 35 years, and it wasn’t always like this. But it started to get worse as time went on. Families started falling apart, people started dying unexpectedly. I don’t know what it is, but it’s definitely not good.” His words immediately made me think of a shadow person. Or, maybe even something worse. I pondered the possibilities.
I wasn’t sure what exactly the dark energy might be, but it all started to make sense. My Mom, who usually had a cheery disposition, seemed to be all doom and gloom all of a sudden. Her motto soon became, “I hate this!” And it all started right when they moved into the house in Verdi. She didn’t seem like herself, at all. She was definitely expressing a darker side of her personality than usual.
I called Michelle in the middle of the night after hearing the bartender’s words about the town where my parents had just bought their “dream home.” Even though she was asleep and had to be up early for work, Michelle still answered the phone, as she had also done a few times for me before, in the past. Because she’s just an amazing friend like that. I apologized to Michelle for calling so late, but I just had to tell her about everything, including the change in my Mom since they moved in.
“Get a tourmaline and give it to your Mom!” Michelle instructed without hesitation. “That will help protect her. You’re gonna have to cleanse the house, too! I’ll be there tomorrow after work, let’s see what we can find out!”
That night as I was going to sleep, I started to wonder more and more about the bathroom light turning on by itself, the footsteps in my bedroom, my mom’s temperament, and now what the bartender had just told me. I couldn’t wait for the next day to come so Michelle and I could try to get some more information about a potentially dark presence in the town of Verdi.
At last, the time had arrived! When she came pulling into the driveway, I was elated to see my dear friend, Michelle Le Baron, once again. We gave each other a big, tight hug before going inside so she could say hi to my parents. We then took off in Michelle’s Jeep to do some investigating around the neighborhood. I had a few places in mind to check out, and Michelle had also seen an abandoned barn just down the road from the house, which I had seemingly overlooked with the cover of the trees.
obelisk placed by Allexey Von Schmidt after he did a survey of the boundary line between California and Nevada in 1872 and 1873.I directed Michelle as she drove us just up the road to where the historical markers are located in town. I showed her the various plaques with information about the town’s past and the
After I got Michelle caught up on the history of Verdi, she then decided she wanted to use her SB-7 Spirit Box. We asked the entities in the vicinity about the nature of the energy in Verdi, receiving mixed messages.
shadow person, which was interesting to me. Little did I know, at the time, just how significant that word would be.One voice seemed to say the word, “good.” Then another said what sounded like, “jinn.” I knew from past research that the word “jinn” is another name for a
After doing the Spirit Box session, Michelle wanted to show me the old barn she had driven past on the way to my parents’ house. She was so excited, saying, “I can’t believe you’ve never noticed this old barn, buddy! It looks awesome!”
I’ll admit, I felt kind of embarrassed because I had driven past such a cool location on so many occasions and never even noticed it. “You gotta be really observant when you’re a paranormal investigator,” Michelle lectured. I had no argument there. Michelle Le Baron knows her stuff and she was 100% correct.
Once we reached the area where the old barn stands, I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was such a cool abandoned structure just right down the road, too! There was also a second old building right next to it. We weren’t sure if we would be able to actually reach it, especially because there was a creek cutting us off from it. But, it didn’t take long to explore the area and see how we could actually get to the still-standing remnants of days long-past.
Luckily, we didn’t see any “No Trespassing” signs; so we made our way over to the barn, and the other structure that looked like it had been horse stables at one time, long ago. Both buildings were seriously dilapidated and we had to be careful as we explored them. Not to mention, there were signs that a bear had been around not too long before we showed up. But, once again, we were in the wilderness!
There was graffiti on the walls of both the barn and the stables along with lots of trash everywhere. It was obvious that there had been parties there, and possibly even squatters. Once we meandered over to the stables, we happened upon one of the most impressive and breathtaking pieces of graffiti that I had ever seen. The face of a Native American had been tagged on one of the stable walls. Michelle and I were both blown away! What an amazing piece of art!
The place was buzzing with energy, even years after it had been abandoned. As we explored the old barn and stables, Michelle and I also recorded a Facebook Live video. Upon later review, we noticed that toward the very end Michelle caught an audio anomaly of someone screaming that we didn’t hear with our own ears at the time.
Michelle and I just knew we would have to go back and do an actual investigation. And since we were planning on dinner and an investigation at my parents’ home on New Years’ Day with some other local paranormal investigators and friends of Michelle’s, we knew that would be the perfect opportunity to also return to the old barn and stables.
Laughing Planet Cafe with another investigator and Michelle’s best friend from Reno, Mike Casey.The next day, Michelle’s good friend and fellow paranormal investigator, Matt Henriksen, came into town from Concord, California. Matt was staying up in Virginia City for the weekend to investigate so we also made plans to all meet up together his last night in town. Michelle, Matt, and I met up for dinner in Downtown Reno at the
We all had such a great time and shared a lot of laughs. So, our dinner spot was named quite appropriately for the occasion! I was certainly happy to meet and get to know two guys who hold such special places in Michelle’s heart.
After dinner, we drove over to the Hillside Cemetery which overlooks Downtown Reno for an impromptu investigation. Not long after arriving, I was taking photos with my phone which was at 70% battery life when all of a sudden, it drained and died. I found that interesting, but I was kinda bummed because I didn’t have any other way to take photos. But, we left shortly thereafter and then went to Mike’s place in Downtown Reno to hang out some more and talk about the paranormal.
While there, I showed Mike how to channel with a crystal pendulum and receive messages from the other side. I also made contact with a female presence who seemed to visit him from time to time.
Although Mike originally suspected that his place was being frequented by the ghost of a man who lived (and died) in his apartment, it turned out to be a woman who had died in her 20s and simply liked being around him. And, you really can’t blame her. Mike Casey is definitely a cool guy with a great vibe.
I was also able to speak with Matt Henriksen about some of his paranormal experiences, and his natural intuitive gift of receiving messages from the other side. I was lucky to be able to have a chance to spend time with such quality people and paranormal investigators. Although the night soon came to a close, I knew I’d be having many more awesome experiences with Matt Henriksen, Mike Casey, and of course Michelle Le Baron in the future.
Silver Legacy Casino that night with her boyfriend, so there was a lot to look forward to! However, to our dismay and frustration, it turned out that the motel we thought we were staying at had oversold their rooms, and we were bumped off the guest list.The following day was New Years Eve. I was ecstatic because Michelle, Leslie, and I were getting a motel room in Downtown Reno to enjoy the festivities and fireworks. My cousin was also singing at the
After being turned away from the first motel, we scrambled to find another room nearby. We almost ended up getting a room at a motel where a shooting occurred just a half an hour or so after deciding to go somewhere else. Talk about a close call! But, we ended up finding and settling for an overpriced and run-down room where the only working lights were in the bathroom, along with a cockroach. Still, we found the humor in the situation and made the best of it, nonetheless. Nothing was going to ruin our night!
We soon realized it actually all turned out for the best because now we were staying in a prime spot in the middle of Downtown Reno, right across from the casino where my cousin was singing, instead of on the outskirts of Downtown.
We kicked off our New Year’s Eve by watching my cousin and her boyfriend sing and perform live at the Silver Legacy. It was an awesome show and I was so proud and happy that I could be there to support my beautiful cousin and her beau. Afterward, Michelle, Leslie, and I went barhopping all around Downtown Reno.
Harrah’s Casino to watch the fireworks show, which was phenomenal! It was such a fun experience to ring in the New Year with my two favorite ghost girls, Michelle Le Baron and Leslie Rae Sinks! Such a blast! Literally!Once it was near midnight, we took a taxi over to
I knew about Trisha and Cierra through Michelle and Facebook, but hadn’t met them in person, yet. But once again, from seeing them through social media, I could easily tell they were both great gals. I was really looking forward to the evening and returning to the abandoned barn and stables. Not only that, but I was still looking to get some answers about the potential energy or energies residing in my parents’ home.
I was trying to catch up on some sleep in my bedroom that afternoon. I noticed that I was having a hard time falling fast asleep. I laid there in bed, mostly in between sleep, when I heard a sunshiny female voice say, “Hey Gen!”
Knowing my Mom was the only one who called me “Gen” a shortened form of my middle name, Genesis, I figured it was her. However, I soon realized that my Mom wasn’t even on my side of the house. Not to mention, the voice seemed to come from inside my room, next to my bed. But, there was no one there.
I also knew that if my Mom had approached my room, I would have heard her walking through the hallway, as the floorboards squeaked beneath her feet. But, that hadn’t happened. It was simply a disembodied voice in my room, seemingly out of nowhere.
When I finally decided to get out of bed a bit later and start getting ready for my company, I went downstairs where I ran into my Step-Dad. I asked him if he knew if my Mom had been looking for me earlier and whether she had gone upstairs to my room and said something to me. He said he didn’t think so, but I wasn’t surprised. So, I took a mental note and went into the kitchen to start prepping for my taco dinner I was serving that evening.
Not long after, my Mom came in the kitchen. I asked her if she had called out to me earlier while I was in my room laying down. She also confirmed that she hadn’t even gone up there to my side of the house. I then told my Mom what I experienced and acknowledged to her that we definitely have a female ghost. I wasn’t sure who she was, but at least I was having paranormal investigators over to help me find out later.
First, Michelle arrived with Leslie and Trisha Turner. Cierra and Johnathan would be arriving later on. I knew that Trisha was an intuitive and tarot reader, like myself, so I was looking forward to finally getting to meet her in person and see her in action. After introducing Leslie and Trisha to my parents, we all decided to head down to the abandoned barn and stables to do an investigation.
Once we got there, Leslie and Trisha were just as entranced with the barn and stables as Michelle and I had been the first time we were there a little less than a week earlier. Leslie took lots of pictures, and we explored the buildings until going back to the barn to do an investigation. It was freezing cold outside, however, and we knew snow was due to arrive at some point so we had a limited amount of time to be there.
I wanted to try to use my dowsing rods, but being from Florida, I was oblivious to the fact that they wouldn’t quite work if you’re wearing gloves. I complained it was a bit too cold for my Florida skin to be gloveless, so Michelle took her gloves off and grabbed the rods to give it a go. She went into a corner of the barn where there would be less drafts and made quick contact with the other side.
Through using the rods, Michelle was able to determine that there was a young boy present. The boy was looking for his Mom and his father was also earthbound along with him. Once Michelle made contact, I simultaneously channeled with my crystal pendulum as Michelle used the dowsing rods. They wanted to be crossed into the light, but it was too cold for me to continue and I felt my energy was draining more quickly than usual during a channeling session.
Before we headed back to my parents’ house, Michelle wanted to try to do an SB-7 Spirit Box session; but for some reason, the device just wouldn’t work. According to Michelle, that was a first and there was no logical explanation for it. “Watch, it’s going to work just fine once we get back to your house, Rebecca,” she declared. And, we later discovered that Michelle turned out to be correct about that.
As we were leaving the old barn, we all thanked the boy and his father for coming through to communicate. I also promised them I would cross them into the light some other time. I also requested that they not follow us back to my parents’ home. But, it would also be revealed later that night that they didn’t quite listen.
After leaving the barn and stables, we headed back to my house. Cierra and Johnathan Tregaskis would be arriving soon, so we all got into the kitchen to finish preparing my taco dinner. All the girls pitched in, and we also enjoyed some kitchen conversation while finishing things up.
We found that a main topic of conversation was about my experiences and knowledge of shadow people. We also soon learned that it turned out to be quite appropriate conversation for the events to come that evening.
Cierra and Johnathan soon arrived and it was perfect timing! We all filled up our plates with tacos, beans, and rice and then sat down together in the dining room to enjoy dinner and more ghostly conversation.
Toward the end of dinner, Michelle kept looking behind her to the area in the house that goes to my parents’ bedroom. She mentioned that she was picking up on something. Soon after, Michelle looked behind her one last time and then announced, “I just saw a shadow move!” She and Leslie then went to go take a closer look. Johnathan and Cierra were soon to follow.
Trisha and I were finding that we had a lot of questions for one another being that we both communicate and receive intuitive messages from the other side. So, instead of joining the rest of the crew, we continued getting to know one another better.
It was around this time when Leslie announced that she had captured a shadow mass in multiple photos. Shortly thereafter, we heard a scream! It turned out to be Leslie, saying she had just seen the shadow figure dart past her with her own eyes! This was a first for her and she was pretty excited about it, to say the least.
At this point, Trisha and I knew that it was time to join in on the investigation that was seemingly focused on a shadow entity near my parents’ bedroom. Trisha grabbed her notebook and pen, and started writing things down. I hadn’t seen her channel before, and we were all soon blown away.
Michelle had investigated with Trisha multiple times before and she knew that her impressions were pretty amazing. But, Michelle also knew that Trisha was somewhat reluctant to share them since she likes to do research first to see if her findings can be corroborated with historical records.
Nonetheless, we all wanted to hear what Trisha had to say. Michelle finally asked her to share what she had written down and anything else she was sensing.
“I keep hearing the words “justice” and “rape,” Trisha informed us. “I feel as if the shadow entity, when he was living, raped a Native American woman.”
Approaching the window in the room by my parents’ bedroom where the investigation was centered, Trisha then touched the window pane before continuing. “I see three Native American men outside of this window. They are waiting for this man’s soul and they want justice. So the shadow man hides in this house. I feel he’s stuck here.”
Trisha then walked over to a painting of a Native American chief that hangs in the dining room saying, “He won’t go past this painting. It scares him, so I feel like he stays in this part of the house, including your parents’ bedroom.”
Heading back to the room where the shadow man was seen, Trisha ended her channeling session with a final piece of information. “I also feel like he watches your Mom naked, but then feels guilty about it. But, then he still does it again.” Listening to Trisha’s words gave me chills all throughout my body. Her impressions totally resonated with me in more ways than one.
Afterward, we did an EchoVox session in the room next to my parent’s bedroom. The phrase, “I need help!” kept coming though. We also heard the word, “yellow.” Trisha felt this was in reference to the shadow man being a coward. Once again, It definitely made sense.
The word, “Mom” was also coming through the EchoVox. I immediately recalled the little boy who was looking for his Mom from the old barn earlier. I realized then that he and his father had likely followed us back to my parents’ home.
I felt intuitively that the shadow man was the one saying, “I need help.” Being that he had probably been earthbound for quite some time, he was literally stuck. It appeared he was scared to leave the house and probably also fearful of what would happen if he went into the light. So, he remained.
After all, the house had been unoccupied for about eight years prior to my parents purchasing it. The shadow man probably mostly had the place to himself as he hid from the spirits of Natives waiting for him outside, all while avoiding moving into a higher plane of existence. He knew he would have to face up to what he had done to the Native woman while he was alive, either way.
Knowing the shadow man wouldn’t just leave the house out of fear, I knew I would have to attempt to cross him over into the light and release him once and for all. Then I would have to bless the home with sage. I knew I had to remove this negative presence who was not only watching but also having a bad effect on my Mom. It was our house, now, not his.
It was quite an eye-opening night investigating with everyone in my parents’ home. Although I had originally planned on focusing the investigation on the female energy in my bedroom, once Michelle picked up on the shadow man, that dictated the rest of the night. I was grateful to everyone for coming to help me investigate the house. It was an astounding and even spooky first day of the New Year.
After thanking everyone for coming and then saying our goodbyes, I mentally prepared myself to rid the home of the shadow man the following day. And, it turned out that he tried to put up a fight by visiting me in my dream that night and trying to scare me.
Although, the shadow man had been revealed, I still had another mystery to solve about the female spirit in my bedroom. That mystery would unravel later on during my visit. Both of these full stories about the shadow man and the female entity will be included in my next book, “Ghost Seer 2.”
Michelle and I are also planning to go investigate a particular mine entrance in Gold Hill. We have many questions about that area. Especially since I have experienced two dreams about an old witch in a mining town. The first one happened in 2009 before I had ever been to Virginia City about a witch who haunted an old gold mine and tormented the souls in the area. Then, the most recent dream happened last month at the end of January, 2016 …
I could see the old hag as I descended down the mine shaft in an old elevator. She was standing nearby on one of the underground levels that I was passing by. As the elevator lowered past her, she tried to get my attention. I stopped the elevator and went back up to where she was. I could see she was wearing and old grayish torn and tattered material draped over her head and body. The old woman appeared to be two hundred years old.
She said the name, “Michelle Le Baron.” I asked her, “What about Michelle?” I couldn’t get her entire message, however. Something about a daughter and a niece. What I did pick up from her energy was that the old hag was trying to prevent me from becoming close to Michelle. Almost as if she was trying to come in between our friendship and make me question her as a true friend. And then I woke up.
I had forgotten about the recent old hag dream until I was having a conversation with my friend and paranormal investigator out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Doug Schultz, a few days later. He mentioned the old hag to me, seemingly coincidentally. But, I don’t really believe in “coincidence” to be honest. Regardless, the conversation triggered the memory of the dream. Turns out, Doug has had many experiences with a particular old hag entity and knows the energy quite well.
“Don’t believe the hag. The old hag is a malevolent spirit, nothing else,” he insisted. After getting some information from Doug about this negative entity, I knew I had to call Michelle and tell her I experienced a dream about an old hag in a mineshaft who mentioned her name. I also wanted to relay the first dream I had about a witch haunting a mine back in 2009.
The first witch dream I experienced was so vivid that I’ll never forget it. I can still see the gold-dust swirling in her evil eyes as the witch flew up in my face and tried to entrance me in my dream. It was so much like an action/adventure movie, that I was planning on writing a fictional piece based on the dream some day. I was going to call it, “The Gold Witch.”
When I got Michelle on the phone, I quickly blurted out everything about this old hag in my recent dream and the “Gold Witch” from my first dream, years earlier. There was definitely a correlation between a witch entity and a mine that was undeniable. Michelle was in disbelief and listened in stunned silence.
Finally, she said, “I know the witch, buddy. I’ve seen her before with my own eyes after a visit up to Gold Hill.” Then, it was my turn to listen in stunned silence as Michelle described her interaction with the figure of an old hag in her home one night after spending the night in the Miner’s Cabin up in Gold Hill, Nevada a couple years ago.
“I had fallen asleep on the couch at my house the night after I stayed in the Miner’s Cabin,” Michelle began telling me. “Then I woke up in the middle of the night, out of a dead sleep, and there she was! An old hag was standing on her tip toes on the end of the couch, leaning over and just staring at me!”
“I screamed at her and told her to go away! And, she did,” Michelle continued. “I haven’t seen the witch since. But, I just knew she had followed me home from Gold Hill! And, now that you’re telling me this, I have chills all throughout my body! This is crazy, buddy!” Michelle didn’t quite know what to say after that and neither did I. It certainly was crazy.
I was also getting chills just realizing that Michelle was completely validating what I dreamt. Not to mention, there was a possibility that the old hag from a mine could be a real entity, not just a character in my dreams. And, maybe she didn’t want me teaming up with Michelle. Perhaps that was even why the old witch was trying to deceive me into not trusting her. Michelle and I both knew we had another paranormal mystery to solve.
Without a doubt, on my next visit to the Reno area, Michelle and I are definitely going back over to Gold Hill to try to find out more about this negative old hag haunting a mine who has shown up twice in my dreams and once in Michelle’s home. I will also be including this story along with the story of our upcoming Tonopah Road Trip, and much more my next book “Ghost Seer 2,” due out later this year.
Every time I am with Michelle Le Baron we always have an amazing time together and I always learn something new. Michelle has proven time and time again that she has such a huge heart and is a true friend who is always there when I need her. Whether I need paranormal, life, or love advice, Michelle always listens and then offers up her wisdom, which I appreciate so much. And, of course, I always try to do the same for her, in return.
I am so glad that I followed my intuition and made an effort to grow a meaningful friendship with Michelle Le Baron. Through my connecting with this amazingly caring and compassionate woman full of positivity and light, I have also had the opportunity to create even more awesome friendships with some other fantastic people. It’s a bonus that we all happen to be paranormal investigators and have a love for learning the mysteries of the unknown. Michelle is surrounded by such magnificent people and friends; and so far, I’ve only met a small percentage of them! So much to look forward to!
I also look forward to a lifetime friendship with Michelle Le Baron. In many ways, she is much more like a sister to me, than a friend. I have also found that we mirror one another when it comes to experiences we’ve had in our lives, including certain hardships. We have an intuitive connection and often share synchronicities that remind me that this lifetime is not quite the first time we’ve ever met.
Michelle Le Baron and I have big dreams and plans for the future, and endless amounts of paranormal adventures to come. We have already learned so much from one another, making our friendship truly valuable. We will undoubtedly be expanding our abilities and talents even more as time goes on.
Through exploring our shared passion for the paranormal, Michelle Le Baron and I hope to bring knowledge and understanding to the field of the Paranormal. Along the way, we also hope to bring help and healing to both the living and the dead. In fact, this is only just the beginning …
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