Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Excerpt Dark Creepy Places

Excerpt from my latest book

“Dark Creepy Places”


When I began investigating the paranormal, I was warned, by a psychic medium, to make sure that investigating the supernatural was something that I really wanted to risk doing.

I was told that the more I investigate and delve into things that are supernatural in nature, the wider the door to the other-side would open, and I would see and experience things that I may not want to see, and that I wouldn't understand!

I was also told, that "I wouldn't have to go looking for these things", because, "they would come to and find me!" Well, my psychic friend was right!

She also explained that once the door to the supernatural is opened, it may not be as easy to close as it was to open in the first place. So far, she has been right on all accounts!

There are so many strange and unexplained mysteries that are reported around the globe on a daily basis. Things so bizarre, that even if we read about them in a Stephen King novel, we would all shake our heads in disbelief and laugh.

I had one such experience, in the spring of 2009, while in Arizona.

If you remember the old TV series, The Twilight Zone, you'll remember host Rod Serling's great opening monologue, which is so fitting to what I am about to share with you. So much so, that I believe that I may of had my own experience with the real "Twilight Zone!"

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension, a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone."- ROD SERLING

The story I am referring to begins when my wife and I were in Arizona, to watch Cory, our son, play baseball for his college team. We were in Chandler Arizona, and the incident I am about to describe, occurred on the morning that we were leaving to return home to Illinois.

It was early, around 5:30 a.m. I had just pulled into a very large gas station, with many kiosk and fuel pumps to fill up with gas. 

Pulling up to the island closest to the convenience store on the premises, I parked on the right hand side of the kiosk. Stepping out of our vehicle, I pulled opened the door to the fuel compartment which was located on the rear driver’s side of our SUV. I opened the door, and removed the gas cap, then placed the nozzle from the pump into the fuel tank. 

After doing this, I turned and pressed the appropriate buttons on the keypad on the fuel pump to start fueling my vehicle.  I noticed an older Cadillac pull up on the opposite side of the kiosk, and stop one pump ahead of the pump I was using.

So the Cadillac was on the left side of the kiosk that I was parked by, but one pump further up.


I watched as the driver’s door of the Cadillac swung open. I saw a very young, attractive lady, who I estimate to be in her late twenties, step out of the car. She was thin, and very tall. Her hair was long, and beautiful. It was a shiny black in color. She had a golden completion and I surmised that she might be Native American.

The girl now out of her car swung the driver’s side door closed. 

She caught my attention for two very good reasons. First, it was a very cool or what I would call a cold morning for Arizona. I know the temperature was fifty-nine degrees, because I had checked the temperature on the dashboard of our vehicle just before I had exited it.

The lady was wearing a very skimpy denim two-piece bathing suit, which didn’t seem appropriate for the cool morning temperature, but she looked very attractive none the less.

The second and most obvious reason that I noticed the young lady was that she was totally drop-dead gorgeous! 

After she slammed the door of the Cadillac shut, she hopped up on the kiosk, took one step, hopped down off of the kiosk, and then jogged approximately fifteen yards into the convenience store. I distinctly remember watching the door of the vehicle slam shut immediately after she exited it. That I am one-hundred percent sure of!

At this point, I turned around to check the nozzle that I had placed in the fuel tank, to make sure that it was securely in the tank. This took maybe three or four seconds at the most. I turned back around, and as I did this, I noticed the driver’s door of the Cadillac swing open again, just like it had done moments before! I watched and saw the same young lady,  wearing the same skimpy denim two piece bathing suit, with a beautiful dark completion, long shiny black hair, step out of the car, swing the door closed again, hop up on the kiosk, take a step, hop down off the kiosk, then jog the fifteen yards into the convenience store. I again watched as the door the convenience store close behind her. 

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Witnessing this caused me to shake my head in disbelief. So I quickly finished pumping the gas, and hurried into the convenience store, to see if possibly the lady had a twin sister, who for some reason may have exited the vehicle from the driver’s side. 

I walked into the convenience store to pay for my fuel, but more importantly, to see if I could spot the lady and see if maybe she had a twin. Wearing the skimpy outfit, she was easy to spot. I spotted her selecting some food items from the pastry isle, and she was alone. I made a point to walk around the store, looking for her possible identical twin, but there was no one else in the store that even remotely resembled the girl. I paid for my fuel, and then returned to my vehicle.

When I got in our vehicle, I asked my wife if she had seen the girl that was in the Cadillac go into the store? Kathy immediately said that she did, and mentioned how she must be freezing in the outfit that she was wearing! I agreed, and then asked her, how many times, she had seen the lady get out of the car and enter the store. “Once” she exclaimed! Then Kathy asked me why. I explained what I had seen, and Kathy again reiterated that she had only seen the lady go in once. 

We waited and watched as the lady walked out of the store, and when she did, she came out alone. As she pulled away from the station, I could see that she was the only person in the car!

So, what did I see, and was I supposed to see it?  Were the stranger and I somehow spiritually or supernaturally connected to the point that I knew what she was going to do, before she did it? Was there a time slip that I somehow, became entangled in?

The incident didn’t seem to be the classic case of Deja vu in which, a person, has the strong sensation that an event or experience taking place, has been experienced before. No matter, if it has actually happened or not. But the event I had just witnessed, took place, two times in a matter of moments!

Did I possibly catch the proverbial fork in the road of this ladies free will and perhaps see her alternate life manifest into the physical? If that was the case, did I see, or actually not see the alternative choice, turn into a parallel reality. 

Did one of the dark haired ladies, vanish into another reality, or rejoin, her original self-undetected by me? Those are the biggest questions that I have had, since I witnessed the event in 2009!

If this was a case of witnessing a doppelganger, where did either the first or second person that I witnessed go? When I went inside the convenience store, which lady did I see, the first one, or the second one?

So after thirteen years of investigating the strangeness that the supernatural has to offer, my journey to uncover and explain these mysteries continues!  Exploring the unexplained, leaves me feeling like Christopher Columbus, who set out to explore and find a new territory, but wasn’t sure where he would end up!

The supernatural so far has been a moving target! Every time I think I have figured out a pattern to a particular type of haunting, event or location, the force that is the supernatural throws out another piece of the puzzle that doesn’t seem to fit, which then changes the entire picture.

So I continue searching for answers to my questions. Answers that I probably will never find but I continue my search nonetheless.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015

In my last blog, I mentioned that I would be posting an update regarding my experiences with the Villisca Ax Murder house and why I continue to go back, even after something very negative returned home with me on two occasions after investigating the house. in 2008 and again in 2010.
The Villisca update will be forthcoming in the next week or so, as well as an update on upcoming investigations.
Todays update will be discussing a connection that I seem to have with the number 1111 and various combinations and sequences of the number one (1.).

The 1111 Connection

Soon after becoming involved in paranormal research and the investigation of unexplained phenomena, I started noticing the number 1111 everywhere I went.  This wasn’t an occasional experience, as I was seeing it all the time. I would see the number so often, that it was uncanny. It all started fourteen years ago and continues to this day.

Since the phenomena began, I have written about and discussed my experiences seeing combinations of the number one (1) many times over. Combinations, such as 11, 111 and 1111 seem to pop up all the time in my daily life.  

Recently I received a private message on my Facebook page asking me for my opinion as to what the 1111 phenomena is all about. I responded to the message, but thought the topic may be of interest to those who read my blog.

What I am about to discuss is strictly my theory, based on the experiences I have had with the phenomena over the last fourteen years.


The 1111 Phenomena, what's it all about?


(The "Why" Portion of the Phenomena.)

When I first started to notice the number 1111 on a regular basis, I simply thought it was  interesting but didn't pay a lot of attention to it. But my opinion  soon changed, because I started seeing it everywhere I went. It seemed like I would look up at the clock at exactly 11:11, or would wake up at night at exactly 11:11P.M., pretty much every night for better than a month! Next I noticed how when going to restaurants, the hostess would usually seat me at table number 1, 11 or 111.

I’ll never forget one particular Saturday morning as I was driving down a main thoroughfare in Springfield, Illinois when I received a text message. When I looked at my phone, I noticed that it was 11:11 A.M. As I glanced up to check traffic, I had to slam on my breaks to avoid rear-ending the car in front of me. The car in front of me had an Illinois license plate, and the number was simply, "you guessed it"  1111. I had never seen that license plate number before and I have not seen it since.

On another occasion, while conducting an investigation at an old hospital, I carried around an audio recorder with me, attempting to record EVP's. When I glanced at the recorder to make sure it was still recording, I noticed that the time on the recorder was 11:11 P.M. There was a female investigator standing nearby.  She was aware of my strange connection and experiences that I had with the number 1111, so I pointed out the time on my recorder to  her. She laughed and said, “Imagine that Larry”, as if to say, with you, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Shortly after showing her the time on the recorder, I happened to glance once again at the recorder, and noticed that time was now showing 10:15 P.M. A bit confused as to how this happened, I said to the investigator, “Hey, look at this, the time on my recorder has gone backward and is now showing that it is only 10:15!” She looked at her watch and said, that’s because it is 10:15! We were puzzled as both of us were positive that we had clearly seen the time of 11:11 P.M. on the recorder. We couldn't understand how only  moments before the time on the recorder was 11:11 P.M., then suddenly reverted to an earlier time. 

The next night, the female investigator was driving home from work, and was talking to another paranormal investigator by phone. She explained what she had witnessed the night before and how she saw the time of 11:11 on my recorder, then only minutes later the time changed to 10:15. As she was telling the story, she pulled into the drive-thru of a Kentucky Fried Chicken to order dinner to take home. She placed her order and the cashier totaled up the cost of the order and announced through the intercom, “That will be $11.11 Mam!” The investigator later told me that she practically fell over when the cashier told her the price.

The two examples I just gave are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the experiences that I have had with the 1111 phenomena!


(So, what does it mean?)

I believe in the beginning, it was simply an awakening or a wakeup call for me, to get me to notice it. The question is, a wakeup call from who or what and why? The “why part” or at least I believe the “why part”, in the beginning, was simply to get my attention. They get our attention, by flashing the very noticeable and obvious number combinations and sequences of 1’s such as 1, 11, 111,1111 and so on.”  

Once they, and by"they", I am refering to the “who or what” portion of the equation, finally get our attention, it is at that point that we start to realize we are seeing these numbers at an unusual rate, and start to wonder if there is more to it. More to it that is,  than simple random coincidence. It’s sort of a first realization that, “Hey this is happening way too often to be happening by chance.”

At some point, I started to notice that when I would see these combinations of the number 1, including 1111,  the numbers always seemed to pop up whenever I needed reassurance about something. They also seemed to pop up when I was trying to make a decision or when I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing, or making the right choices in my life. There seemed to be some type of intelligence and purpose associated with the phenomena.

Once I began noticing that someone or something seemed to be trying to get my attention, the question became, "Who is it, and what do they want from me?"So I started looking for signs and clues to see if I could answer this question! 

These signs can be something as simple as the “title or lyrics” of a song, “a catch phrase on a billboard“ or any number of tangible or intangible things we see or hear on a regular basis. Things we simply take for granted or don’t notice even when they are very obvious and staring us right in the face. 

Unfortunately we all take too many things around us for granted, including our daily lives and the people in our life as well! The signs are there, we just need to look for them.

Once we start to notice these things, people and situations around us, we start to see and realize that everything matters and is related to everything else in our life and everything that we do. That what’s around us are clues and answers to not only questions and situations that we have at the moment, but are pieces of a much bigger puzzle that relate to things yet to happen or that we will experience down the road at some future time.

At one time I believed in coincidence, but since I began investigating the unexplained, I have found that what I once believed to be and called “coincidence” didn't seem to be taking place by mere chance or random mathematical occurrences. But seems to take place with an almost eerie synchronicity and by intelligent design that some how can arranged people, places and things in our path, and at the precise moment needed.


(Guides/Spirit Guides/Watchers) 

The who or what” portion of the equation.”

My personal belief is that even though we may not realize it, or at least not realize it until they somehow get our attention, but we all have a personal guide, and possibly more than one personal guide. By “guide”, I mean of a spiritual or supernatural origin and of higher intelligence.  I don’t believe for one minute that we were placed here on earth to fail, because that simply does not make any sense. I also don’t believe that we are here on this Earth by simple chance through a random evolution, because that doesn’t make sense either. But were put here by intelligent design!

Don’t get me wrong, because I actually believe in evolution, but an evolution by design, created by an all-knowing, all-powerful miraculous being. So in order for us to live, to learn and to evolve into higher stages of existence, we were given “free will!” As a result of being  given free will or choice, we sometimes make wrong decisions and by making wrong decisions, we stumble instead of evolve. Stumbling and making wrong decisions may not be pleasant, but is a necessary evil so to speak, because it allows us a chance to figure things out and to learn. Sort of the old adage, “Learning the hard way!” Mistakes and bad decisions are lessons, lessons that are taught to us by the"University of Life!" A university where free will, writes the textbook and designs the blueprint that we use to live and evolve.

The purpose of our “Guides or Watchers”, are not to tell us what to do or tell us how to live our lives, but are to provide “signs” and “hints” for us, to help stimulate our thought process which allows us to figure things out, to make better decisions, and to stay on the right path and grow intellectually as well as spiritually. 

I also believe in opposites, the old Yin and Yang theory, which is “opposite yet complementary.”

Night looks and is very different than day, yet it is impossible to have one without the other. Both create a totality and distinguish differences so each can exist! So if we believe the Yin and Yang theory, and if we have “positive” guides helping us, then there must be other “negative” beings or guides out there who don’t have our best interest at hand, and who are trying to hinder our learning and evolution to a higher state of being by misguiding us! When we do bad things or make mistakes, which are not positive in nature by making bad choices, we cease to evolved and our life’s journey takes an opposite path, which delays our evolving to a higher level of existence, which I believe is one of the main purposes of life

So if my Yin and Yang theory is true, then there must also be guides which exist, whose purpose is to mislead us and to prevent us from evolving.  Therefore we have to pay attention and sort of test the spirits or guides and use free will to interprut the signs they provide.

Logically everything contains or has its own Yin and Yang, even though they are totally different, opposite in their qualities and are independent, Yin cannot exist without Yang and Yang cannot exist without Yin. Examples of Yin and Yang include, night and day, black and white, good and bad and right and wrong.

So the purpose of seeing the various sequences of “1” may be to signify to us that it is “them”, our “helpers, guides or watchers”, who are trying to get us to notice the signs around us that have been placed in our paths, and that will leads us in the right direction by making better choices. Of course as I mentioned, we still have to use our own judgement to make sure we are following the right signs!

The numbers 1, 11, 111, 1111 and even multiples of these numbers seem to be almost a life code or mapping out of our existence, almost as if we are part of a virtual reality in some way.

I believe that seeing 1111 at various points in our lives is a sign in and of itself. A sign of reassurance for us. One that not only helps to steer us, but  lets us know that we are in the right place and are doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing, verifying for us that we are on the right path!

Here is something I find interesting related to the 1111 phenomena!


The Mayan's and 1111

The Mayan calendar ended on December 21, 2012, at 11:11 A.M. Universal Time (within a fraction of a minute). Not the end of the world as some believed, but more like the end of an age as the Mayans believed. From November 11, 2011, or the date of “11-11-11”, there was 1 year, 1 month and 11 days until the date 12-21-2012 which again, was the end of the Mayan calendar or another 1111. If you add the numbers up in the date 12-21-2012, 1+2+2+1+2+0+1+2, they add up to, you guessed it “11.” Not sure what the significance of this is or what it means if anything, but is interesting and though provoking nonetheless.

As I mentioned earlier, from what I have seen investigating the paranormal and the unexplained, I truly believe that “nothing happens by chance”, and we are not alone in our life’s journey, and never will be, ever! 

There is no need to simply take my word about the 1111 phenomena, or the signs that are all around us that this phenomenon seems to point out. All you have to do is open your eyes and look around. If you start to see 1111, you may want to pay attention, as someone or something out there, has a message for you.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Blog update will be delayed due to tomorrow nights investigation!


June 29th

I had hoped to have my next  update before I left for tomorrow nights investigation, as the update was related to the location and why I continue to go back. I thought that I would write the blog, due to the number of people who continue to asked me the following question.
"After everything that has happened to you after going there, why do you continue to go back?"

So I thought that my answer to this question would make for an interesting blog.

Unfortunately I have been so busy reviewing audio and video evidence from two (2) current investigations and preparing for the Villisca trip, that the blog will not be finished until after I return from the Villisca investigation. Hopefully I will have some additional stories to tell you from the investigation that will make the blog even more interesting.

For those of you who are not aware, the Villisca House is a place in which I have investigated four (4) times. So this will be my fifth investigation there. This is a place that caught me completely off guard in a paranormal sense. I say this, because of what happened after the September 8 and 9, 2008 investigation which was part of the filming of a documentary and again after my October 10, 2010 investigation. The October of 2010 investigation, is the last time that I have been there. After the September 2008 investigation, things went on at my home, office and everywhere I went for a period of approximately four months. The events didn't stop, until I finally convinced myself, that the things that I was experiencing were real. What finally convinced me was that others around me were also experiencing some of what was happening to me. Finally I had a cleansing performed by a  psychic medium who I have great confidence in of being a legitimate clairvoyant. After the cleansing the events stopped. In 2010, the day after the investigation, I heard things in my home, including a voice that said, "You don't have to come to me, I can come to you!" I truly believe that it was warning me, and for whatever reason, not to come back!

I had always heard of paranormal investigators talking about having something follow them home from an investigation. When I would hear someone tell me this and I hate to admit this, but I thought that they had over imaginative minds. Sort of a case of the old adage, Seeing is Believing! But I found out the hard way, that yes, sometimes supernatural things do follow you home, and what followed me home was a very negative presence!

Something that puzzles me that I found out about the Villisca House, is that it seems to only affect a handful of people who go there, in the same way that it has affected me. In a similar manner, the others I have talked to say the activity also started after they returned home. On the other hand, I have talked to many who have investigated the house who never experienced anything either during their investigation or after they return home.

So for whatever reason, the house, or whats in the house, seems to select it's victims or subjects personally! Guess I am one of the lucky or unlucky ones, as the case may be!