[Lori and I have been residing at the Butterfield Stage Motel in Deming, NM since the end of October. It is the second stop on the Bucket List Tour and has been so interesting, we have stayed. Today's edition is about things that go bump in the night. No, I am not talking about my Parkinson's making me fall. The room we reside in is haunted.]
Lori shot the photo that accompanies this story in our haunted motel room. I know it looks faked, but I swear it is not. I could not see the entity with the naked eye. It did not show up in a total of 20 photos shot this evening and last evening.
As I said above, We have been staying at the Butterfield Stage Motel since October. From the first night we were here, Lori and I heard the sounds of footsteps on the roof, the sound of the door to the room opening and closing and other noises in the room. These happen day and night.
This evening we did some ghost hunting using an EVP meter, EMF detector, audio detector and a geoscope. We asked several questions which were answered on the audio detector by electronic voice responses. We heard from three separate entities in the room. One said his name was Sam. One said "Ed Brailey," my deceased brother's name.
Sam said he makes the footstep sounds on the roof. Other words we picked up during EVP session were "Bye," "arrived," "barrow," "hurry," and "juice."
The first audible response freaked Lori out. A distinct voice said, "bye." She almost dropped the recorder and ran to the bed where I was as quickly as she could. Once she calmed down, I told her to go back to where the EMF meter indicated the ghosts were and ask them to come back. Soon, an electronic voice said, "arrived." When asked his name, we received the reply "Sam."
We didn't hear my brother's name until we rechecked the instrument. What we initially thought was the word "Ebay," was actually "Ed Brailey."
My brother passed away three years ago this March.
Several other odd things have occurred since we've started monitoring the paranormal activity in our room. Last evening, I had just turned to a Google + page about overweight soldiers being put out of the Army and the device we use to allow us to listen to EVPs said, "Army" as I arrived at that page.
Lori was talking about food and a voice said, "Get fat."
I don't believe these spirits to be malevolent in any way. In fact with some of them, it is just the opposite, they seem to laugh at us at times.
These spirits seem active all the time. Yesterday Lori was playing a trivia game on line, subjects she knew very little about. She asked the spirits to help her with the answers. I told her to make the first choice that comes into her mind. There were a dozen or so multiple choice questions, Lori got all but two correct and says with those two she didn't choose the first answer that came into her mind, which turned out to be the correct response.?
My wife is a night owl and is usually still awake for the most active time of noises. I go to sleep around 2 AM and get up around 10 AM. Lori sleeps in spurts and we both usually take a nap in the late afternoon. But we have gotten used to them and if they are especially noises Lori can usually say "Knock it off guys," and they quiet down for a while.?
Well, that's our story and as I said it is absolutely true. On Tuesday I hope to attend a social with my Parkie friend Jon's support group in Las Cruces. More about that next week.