Cemeteries, Spirits & EVPs

December 16, 2023

There was a time when I was fascinated with cemeteries.  They were once my favorite place, in fact, for recording EVPs and taking spirit photos.  

So it's not surprising really that while other people's Memorial Day trips to the cemetery were all about remembering their loved ones, my focus was on talking to spirits.

A Paranormal Memorial Day

There was one Memorial Day in particular when I visited the cemetery where my family was buried.  I had the best of intentions.  I'd even brought begonias to plant.  

But before those begonias were even in the ground, I'd began to think about spirits.

I didn't have the recorder I liked to use for paranormal investigation with me so I decided to take a picture and look for orbs. But when I pulled out my fully charged phone, it abruptly shut down. 

I'd fried my previous phone, trying to take the spirit photo, a year or two earlier..  This current phone was the replacement. So I was annoyed that I'd even taken it out of the car.  

I tried to restart my phone with no luck at all.  So I decided to leave and check it again a few miles away from the cemetery. 

Driving away, I felt the a presence with me in the car.  It wasn't a peaceful presence.  Instead it felt jangly and hyper.  I felt I sensed multiple spirits. There was a giddy kind of energy that felt decidedly creepy.

But I didn't care. Mostly because I wasn't really interested in paranormal investigation at that particular time. I was interested in communicating with spirits, so I pushed my sense of unease aside, and decided to having a conversation. I told the spirits about what I was up to, asked for advice and waited for a response.

A few moments later, my phone turned back on.  I plugged in the auxiliary cable and started to listen to the audio book I'd played on my way to the cemetery, but all I heard was static.  In between the bursts of interference, I clearly heard the word 'path.' Thinking of my question, I decided to take that word as a go.

Because when it came to spirits back then, everything was always a go. 

Back to the Cemetery 

Since my phone was now working, I turned the car around and went back to the cemetery to try to capture some orbs.  A part of me was hoping to receive more information from the spirits as well.

By the time I got back to the cemetery, the spirits were no longer talking.  So I took a few photos and left. On the way home, my audio book played clearly through the stereo speakers.  My phone continued to function.

I don't even remember now, what kind of advice I asked for that day.  But whatever it was, I'm sure I applied it.  

To me, now (May 2024 update), this is the difference between responsible paranormal investigation and spiritism. I don't necessarily think spiritism will call in evil sprits as a matter of course. But I have personally found the advice I received from spirits (during my two years of study with the Spiritualists) to be questionable at best.

It never occurred to me then, however, that the spirits who spoke to me might not have had my best interests at heart. Even though much of the guidance I received at this time lead me away from what I now believe I was supposed to do, instead of towards it.

For more on the topic, please check out my testimony, The Spirit Dream. Coming soonish.

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