Friday, December 6, 2019

A Haunting in St. Joseph

A Haunting
by Dennis "Doc" Cromwell
      
 
   
It began with the Witches' Tea, a benefit for the Albrecht-Kemper museum of Art in St. Joseph Missouri. Dozens of women, all dressed as witches, attending a luncheon or dinner with the proceeds going to the museum. As part of the festivities, a number of psychics including Hally Aarhus, Jamie Zunick and myself were there to provide readings for patrons attending the event. The museum is a modern addition to the mansion of Mr. and Mrs. William Albrecht which was built in 1933 and considered haunted particularly by employees of the museum. 

Photo: http://albrecht-kemper.org/visit/

The three of us were privileged to receive a guided tour of the mansion and in particular, the areas of the mansion considered to have the most "activity". We began in the library which had a definite masculine energy about it and even though I felt comfortable and at ease, my two colleagues felt a bit uneasy being there. Our next stop was the bar area where we immediately picked up the scent of cigar smoke only to be told this was Mr. Albrecht's party room, a place where he entertained his male friends and guests. We learned that employees regularly hear voices coming from this room and have odd experiences such as lights being turned on after someone turned them out, doors opening or closing. It was here that we discovered a portal which may account for the experiences. At one point, photos of the room taken with a phone camera captured the image of a face in a decorative mirror looking out at us even though we were unaware of it until after reviewing the photos.

Touring the parlor where Mrs. Albrecht entertained her friends was also of interest as we all three picked up the feeling that she may have regularly held seances in the room which coincidentally was above the party room. We surmised that the portal was opened during these seances and unfortunately never closed.

The most interesting and frightening experience came when we explored the basement/storage areas. One employee stated she felt uneasy at times being in her office which was in the basement. When we asked about opening a particular door, we immediately heard three distinct knocks coming from the other side of the door. When the door was opened, we realized that what we had really heard was footsteps coming up the three steps to the landing. It was at this point that one member of our team, Hally, fell from the landing causing her to land flat on her back on the floor. She immediately stated that she felt as if she had been pushed and witnesses stated that it appeared that she was indeed pushed causing the fall. 

We all sensed the presence of a large male figure that we encountered later in a room employees were afraid to enter. It was here that we experienced a definite sense of danger and considering what just happened to our team member, decided to leave rather than take the chance of provoking this spirit again. Overall, we determined there were energies of three distinct time periods from the mid-1860's to the turn of the century 1900s and lastly the post Prohibition era. Our tour of the mansion was successful but the injury sustained by the team member reminded us of how much we needed to truly watch each other's backs.

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The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is open:
  • Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm
  • Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pm.
We are closed Mondays and major holidays including Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Admissions: Adults 18 & over-$5.00, Senior Citizens-$2.00, Under 18 & Students w/valid ID-$1.00, under 6 & members-FREE, Group Rates available.
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Dennis 'Doc' Cromwell is an active PRS board member. He has a weekly Open Meditation on Wednesday evenings at Spectrum, A New Age Shop. Doc is also available for private readings and can be reached at 913-645-8296

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Lady in Blue at the Cafe Verona


The CafĂ© Verona on the Independence square in Independence, Missouri is sometimes visited by a Lady in a blue dress who is often seen sitting at a table by the front window. Patrons often think that this is just a person sitting there-  until she turns transparent and disappears in front of their eyes.   Often money goes missing from this particular table, so make sure you hand money to your waitress if you sit at this spot!  The employees and chef say that in the kitchen doors often open and close on their own, and they hear unexplained noises in the restaurant late at night. One chef even quit because of the ghostly activity in the kitchen, which got out of hand one evening. Apparently, the resident ghost doesn't like strangers in her kitchen.
 
Many people have reported seeing an older lady in a long blue dress who purposely spills alcoholic beverages that are left behind on tables after patrons leave the cafe.  Perhaps this ghost is a relic of the Temperance Movement. 
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Excerpt from the book Haunted Independence Missouri by Margie Kay

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Creepy Burr Oak Woods Entity



I received the following e-mail from a man in 2006 which I just ran across again today and thought it would be a good idea to post it on the blog for everyone to see. The next time you go out to Burr Oak don’t go alone! The email is here, in entirety with no editing:

“Hello Margie:  I live here in eastern Jackson County. I heard your radio show today with you and those other ladies about ghostly apparitions and poltergeists activities and so forth. The show was interesting and thought provoking. I have an incident that happened to me about 5 years ago that I want to tell you about.

I have told very few people about this. Two of the people I told since thought I was not telling the truth or maybe I was seeing things and did not take me seriously. I was walking out at a State Park called Burr Oak Woods which I live near.

It was a very cold January day in 2001 and probably about in the nearly 20’s temp wise. I used to take long walks in the woods and I found it very relaxing. I was walking in some very dense forests in that park. After walking through a grove of big oak trees I came into a clearing.  Right in front of me was a man standing a few feet away from me.  What was strange- right away I noticed was that the man was standing with his back to me. I walked two more steps thinking he would turn and maybe say hello or something to that effect. But I immediately had a very strange feeling fall over me.

 I sensed that there was something terribly wrong.  At that point I wanted to get away from him as quickly as possible.  So I started walking away from him, always facing him.  I was really a little scared at this point because he still had his back to me.  I kept on walking backwards until I got about 100 yards or so away from him.  All this time he was still there standing with his back to me. 

When I got what I thought was a relatively safe distance away from him I put my binoculars to get a closer look at him.  As soon as I got the binoculars focused on him then at that time he turned around to look at me.  It’s as though he knew I was looking at him with the binoculars.  It was truly one of the most EVIL looking faces I ever saw on a human being. With two bad knees- I took off running and got out of the forest. One other thing that I thought was really strange: It was very cold and all this guy had on was a seemingly thin pair of slacks and a dark gray short-sleeved shirt. I remember the incident as if it were yesterday. Any thoughts or ideas as to what this might have been I would be grateful to hear. 

J. D. Grain Valley, Missouri”

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Haunted Independence Missouri book released today

Just published this second edition today with updates - woohoo got it done! Now off to the next project...

 http://www.lulu.com/…/haunt…/paperback/product-23970708.html 

Paranormal researcher and psychic medium Margie Kay presents many of the most haunted locations in the city of Independence, Missouri. She and the Quest Investigation Group team investigated these sites over a period of 20 years. In this second edition of Haunted Independence, Missouri Margie discusses cases involving businesses, parks, cemeteries, and houses that are haunted by loved ones, poltergeists, shadow people and even aliens. 

ead about a haunted museum where a famous actress was born, a park with a dark shadow entity and the wife of the infamous outlaw Frank James, the lady in blue who haunts a popular restaurant, the lady in grey, and much more in this book.  Also included are a list of haunted atrractions in the area and places to go during the month of October when several locations open for haunted tours.  

Be sure to visit Independence sometime - it is very haunted!


Friday, February 1, 2019

The Haunted Chevy Tahoe that Moves on its Own

A vehicle in Sugar Creek, Missouri apparently has a mind of its own or is haunted by a spirit. The 2015 Chevy Tahoe, owned by Tarrence T. recently started acting strangely - but only when he talks about selling or trading in the vehicle.

The first incident occurred several months ago while Tarrence was driving down the street with his wife in the passenger seat. He brought up the subject of trading the vehicle for a larger pickup truck when suddenly the music he was playing stopped and the word "Message" scrolled across the screen of the radio. A few minutes later, the radio came back on and the message disappeared from the screen. The couple said that nothing like that happened before.

Video of ghost car moving on its own

On January 24, 2019 the vehicle again reacted to Tarrence and his wife, yet they didn't know about it until an hour later. The couple has a security camera system installed on their house with a monitor in their living room. Tarrence's wife decided to scroll back and look at the past couple of hours when she noticed the Tahoe suddenly move backward on the driveway. They looked at the time stamp and realized that the vehicle moved at that exact time they had been discussing selling the vehicle again.

The couple has ruled out any possibility of the vehicle having an issue that would cause it to move independently. It was in park and had been parked for hours on the driveway that has a very small slope before it moved. They checked for any recalls, and there are none. But that was not the end of the story - the exact same thing happened a week later when the subject of selling came up again!

After the three strange events occurred only while the couple discussed getting rid of the vehicle, they are of the opinion that it is just too coincidental and that the Tahoe just does not want to be sold.

Can vehicles have intelligence or is this one haunted by a spirit?  Who knows, but one thing is certain - this is a highly unusual set of circumstances.

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Margie Kay owns UnX Media Publishing and is a paranormal investigator in Kansas City, Missouri. She can be reached at www.margiekay.com.



Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ghost Tours at the Haunted 1906 Bungalow House

Ghost Tours at the Very Haunted 1906 Bungalow House
Independence, MO 64050
$30 pp

Hosted by the Ginger House Museum and Quest Investigation Group. Join Margie Kay for an evening at the Ginger House - where there has been a lot of paranormal activity. Bring your camera and EMF meter if desired. Adults over 16 only. Limited to 12 persons per tour. Must register in advance. 


We have evidence of paranormal activity at this house. The home was recently renovated and turned into a museum. It was opened to the public in August of 2018. Ginger Rogers, best known for her dancing and movies with Fred Astaire, was born in this 1906 home on July 16, 1911, and she visited the home several times. 

While doing renovations, the contractor noticed strange noises and lights flickering, but when the wiring was upgraded the flickering did not stop. Paranormal teams have investigated the site, with lots of phenomena occurring and captured on film. 

This is by far, one of the most haunted sites I've ever investigated, and every time we've entered the house something strange happens. 
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Margie Kay is a paranormal investigator, medium and author. See more information at www.margiekay.com. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Blue Man of the Ozarks?

According to Ozark Legend-
Once upon a time, a wild, man-like creature roamed the remote, wooded hills around Douglas County. He was infrequently seen, but his presence felt as far back as the 1860s.
Looking to chase and kill, he carried a wooden club in his huge hand, threw large boulders and feasted upon livestock. Periodic appearances sent locals spinning into a tizzy and brave men searching the woods — and enough excitement to last until the next sighting.
He was the Blue Man of Spring Creek.
“It is a genuine Ozark legend, and if the testimony of scores of men during all these years is to be accepted, the legend is absolutely true,” reported the Springfield Leader in 1924.
To see the rest of the article visit
http://www.ozarksalive.com/blue-man-ozarks-legend-long-told-nearly-forgotten/

If you have any information about this please let me know: margiekay06@yahoo.com.