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Have you always been interested in the paranormal?
As far back as I can remember I have always had an interest in the paranormal. Growing up in a haunted house certainly had an effect on me.
When did you discover your abilities?
I only discovered my clairvoyant abilities late in life. I was well into my early forties when I found that I could receive messages from spirit and remote view. Unfortunately, I didn't have anyone to mentor me so I had to figure things out on my own.
Do you see clairvoyance as wholly positive, or are there negative aspects to it as well?
I see it as mostly positive. If you don't prepare yourself for dark or nefarious things coming through, then you might have some issues, but being prepared and having the proper mindset when things do come through is beneficial.
How do you protect yourself when going to an active location?
Grounding yourself is a good thing to do. Connecting to the earth and surrounding yourself in a positive light will help, but it does not always work. Intention and mindset are key as well.
Have you ever brought anything home with you unintentionally?
Unfortunately, I have brought things home quite often. Once the spirit of an older very protective woman followed me home, manifested before me, and punched me right in the upper lip. I am pretty sure that I got lazy and/or forgetful and did not conduct my grounding session before the investigation.
Can you share a scary or unexpected event during an investigation?
While getting a tour of a friend's very haunted home, he was showing me his upper floor and telling me about this very large and aggressive poltergeist spirit that was tormenting him. As he was talking, we heard what sounded like footsteps on the hardwood floor below on the main floor. As we looked over the railing, we could see these very large water-mark footprints manifest on the floor. Later on, I could see the outline of this spirit in the living room and he was massive: probably seven feet tall and four feet wide at the shoulders. I said to the spirit - while holding my digital recorder - that he was a very large man. When I replayed the recorder you could hear the spirit saying - "You're right!"
Do you think it’s more common to come across an entity not of this realm, or a human’s spirit?
I believe that the human spirits are more likely to want to come through, but the non-human entities can pretend to be human and cause some issues for you. You have to be careful what you allow to come through. Apparently - from experts that I have spoken to - forest elementals will often pretend to be human spirits and can be mischievous that way.
Is there a location you have always wanted to investigate?
Being an ex-corrections officer, I would have to say that I would love to investigate either Alcatraz or one of the other notorious haunted prisons like West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville.