When Sandra contacted me to ask whether I’d be interested in investigating her sister’s house, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. What better way to spend Halloween Eve than in a haunted house with the spirits who inhabit it? It was over an hour’s drive to Glengarry County where the house is located and when I arrived Sandra and her niece Kathy were waiting outside. The house looked innocent enough in its darkness, though the street was dark and strangely deserted, with no ‘trick or treaters’ in sight.
Kathy heard a noise in the backyard and went to investigate while Sandra and I went indoors. During a brief tour of the house, I remarked that the energy was strongest in the living room, near a particular wall. “That’s where my father was waked” Sandra replied. I took some photos, lit candles and the three of us settled down in the living room. I chose a rocking chair to sit in and leaned my head against the backrest with my eyes closed. Within minutes I felt the sensation of being rocked. “Someone is trying to rock my chair,” I announced. “That would be Bonnie,” Kathy replied. “You’re sitting in her chair.” (Bonnie is Kathy’s mother and Sandra’s sister) “Now she is trying to tip the chair,” I exclaimed.
We sat in silence for a few minutes while I waited for contact. “A male spirit is here. He’s not very tall, about 50 years old. He says “Anyone who buys this house will have money problems.” He mentioned the name Frank, that he was a visitor to the house, and that he sees Frank from time to time. (Sandra acknowledged that Frank was indeed her father’s friend and frequent visitor to the house. Her father died at the age of 48). Kathy, whose parents eventually took over the house, added that her father used to complain all the time that the house was a “money pit”.
I remarked that Bonnie was still present but seemed afraid to speak. (Kathy confirmed that her father often fought with her mother, Bonnie.) When the male spirit left, Bonnie began to communicate telepathically and I verbally passed her messages on to Sandra and Kathy. “I’m staying here to look after the place,” Bonnie said firmly. “I’ll leave when someone moves in. I don’t want to live with a bunch of strangers.” Kathy smiled and acknowledged this was indeed something her mother would say. Bonnie then gave messages to her sister Sandra. “We used to bicker a lot when we were kids,” she communicated. “You didn’t like getting the coal (for the stove). You were afraid of (mice?)“
Ask her about Mike,” Kathy urged. At this point my legs went cold up to the knees and I acknowledged out loud that it felt like Bonnie had tried to sit on me or beside me on the chair. I got up and moved across the room to the sofa to let Bonnie have her chair. “She says Mike is not with her,” I responded. “What does she think of him?” Kathy wanted to know. “She says he is a scoundrel; that she used to tell him to think before he acted.” (Kathy later acknowledged that Mike had committed suicide and it made sense that he wasn’t with Bonnie.)
Bonnie also communicated strongly that we “clear the house” (to get rid of negative energy). The house had been for sale for over a year without any offers. We did as Bonnie asked and started by sageing ourselves first, and then Sandra and Kathy each carried a lighted candle while I held the bowl with the burning sage as we moved from room to room, starting with the downstairs and basement, then moving upstairs. I said a prayer aloud in each room to clear the energy and to protect the house and the people who entered. I also asked Bonnie to send buyers, specifically the right people for the house.
We finished the evening with a special reading for Sandra and Kathy during which time they each received personal messages that were meaningful to them. It was close to 9:00 PM when we finished, and as we prepared to leave, a text message came through on Kathy’s phone. “An offer came in; the house is sold!” Kathy yelled and burst into happy tears. “Wow, Bonnie works fast,” I said. “I’ve never gotten results this quick before!”
Was it coincidence, or did Bonnie decide after a year that it was time to move on and help her girls sell the house? I leave it to you to decide. We sat down with the spirits that Halloween Eve and listened to what they had to say. Sandra, Kathy and I were there…we saw, we felt, we heard, and that’s all we have to say.
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© Photos and article Beverley A Young 2015