Tag Archives: tribal hauntings

Vision of a Massacre

26 Nov

Outside, among the hills.  There, down in the valleys.  Up in our standing brothers, the trees.  Sometimes horrible events are recorded onto the landscape of where they occurred.  One can sense the story they tell us from years or centuries before.  Places like the mining settlement of Ludlow, Colorado; the battlegrounds of Gettysburg, the dry-then-frozen hills of Wounded Knee, the camps hidden in Nazi-occupied Poland, (including Auschwitz); the villages lost in France, the beaches of Okinawa in Japan, the equatorial highlands of Rwanda, the tropical killing fields of Cambodia, or even Donner Pass in the mountains of Utah–all have born witness and speak to us still.  The ghosts that inhabit these places and others like them still vibrate with the evils committed there…the outcome of battles, mass executions, genocides, murders, massacres and exterminations–violent death on a massive scale producing hauntings in equal parts.

forsaleThey are a permanent part of the past still growing with newly-tainted places like those being spawned in the deserts of Iraq and Syria.

One part of this dark past is the site of the Sand Creek Massacre.  Its a relatively flat piece of the high arid desert of southeast Colorado in the American outback.

November 29th is the 150th Anniversary of that event.  In 1864, the territorial Governor and his minions sought to eliminate the “threat” of Arapahoe and Cheyenne native Americans living on the these dry plains.  Using propaganda techniques practiced by some of today’s religious extremists, they planned and succeeded in exterminating these tribes from those lands not just to insure the “safety” of their own settlers, but to do it in the name of their religion.

____________________________________________________

Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians! … I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God’s heaven to kill Indians. … Kill and scalp all, big and little; nits make lice.

Col. John Milton Chivington  [quote from Dee Brown,”War Comes to the Cheyenne”-Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee]
________________________________________________________

Colonel Chivington was also a leading minister of his church.  Invoking the name of God, he and his troops were directly responsible for the massacre that killed and mutilated almost 200 Indians, about two-thirds of whom were women and children.  We don’t need to detail the atrocities here, as they are well-documented elsewhere.  They were some of the worst ever recorded in the annals of human history.

The perpetrators of crimes against humanity often justify their actions in terms of their spiritual superiority, but their real motivation may simply be to steal land and acquire political and economic power.

Almost a century and a half later a woman named Karen visited this place, but not to conquer, impose her religion, or steal land.  There was no one left to kill, enslave, or take from, as the original inhabitants were long gone, at least in the mortal sense.  Instead she came to pay her respects to what she knew about the tragedy that happened there.  Karen was not your typical visitor.  She is clairvoyant–a “seer” of the past and present.  She is one of those fortunate souls who can see what most others cannot, including the ghosts of the dead, the spirits of departed loved ones, and replays of events that have long since played.

She felt drawn to the site, and walked out onto the battlefield about 100 yards from the viewing area.  This was before the site managers put up a fence with signs telling visitors not to go there.  As she walked, she thought she heard voices.  Singing?  She continued on, and the sound morphed into the clatter of distant horses coming closer and closer.  Sitting down in the dirt, she caught out of the corner of her eye the silhouettes of men on horses in the fog of dust kicked up by their steeds.  They rode toward her and the flat field ahead, appearing not to notice her.

She felt compelled to look in the direction the riders were speeding toward, where she perceived the vague outlines of Indian tepees.  There were people both standing around and rushing in and out of their buffalo-hide lodges.  Some looked right through her and fixed on the riders coming out of the haze.  The adrenalin started to rise in Karen’s body, and a sudden jolt of fear seized her when she realized what was about to happen.  She knew the riders were intent on doing harm to the inhabitants of the settlement, with no hesitation and no offering of the chance to surrender.

A group of small children were lingering by the edge of the settlement as their panic-stricken mothers tried to round them up to hide them.  They knew what was coming.  The horse soldiers rode in, grabbing the little ones by their arms and lifting them up without even slowing down.  They proceeded to slam the poor children against rocks, one by one.  Not one of them survived.

Karen hid her face in her hands, unable to watch the spectacle any longer.  As she sat there unnoticed, the sounds stopped and all was unearthly quiet.  She looked up and again saw the field as empty as when she first saw it.  The event was over, and she slowly got up and returned to the viewing area.

Years later, Karen recollected…

Very hard n rough experience, but I will go back.
Grandmother (earth) n grandfather (sky) still hurt from it.

Postscript

On November 22nd, a group from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois held a ceremony on the shore of Lake Michigan to pay tribute to the victims of the Sand Creek Massacre.  My friend Rich was there.  I’ll let his words describe the event…

Hoka Hey! from the head heyoka!  

As you may know, John Evans was the founder of Evanston, Illinois.  He was also the co-founder of Northwestern University, the founder of the University of Denver, and the territorial governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs of Colorado.  He was a Methodist like his friend, Colonel/Pastor John Chivington.

Current Native American students at NU have made the university appoint a task force to find ways to atone for their founder’s part in the massacre.  So today one of the events had native speakers with a tribute to the victims.  For the first time I really understood the native concept of time…that things that happened in the past are very close.  Things that happened 150 years ago happened yesterday.  The Red Line drummers from the American Indian Center sang several songs and we hiked out to the shoreline and built a giant bonfire while a priest read an account of the massacre.  The atrocities were unspeakable.

The amazing thing was that he started reading as they lit the fire, and as it took off the flames were 20 feet high!  I had positioned myself upwind and 15 or 20 feet away, and the heat was intense.  The fire perfectly mirrored the spoken account of the massacre, and as the speaker was finishing, it magically died down as he was relating the last few killings and the aftermath.  This fire had wood stacked up 4 feet high and at least 10 feet wide.  I couldn’t believe what I saw.  There was absolutely no way this synchronicity could have been planned.  

The entire experience was so emotional it was incredible.  Everyone was crying or holding back tears.  The Eagle Staff bearer thanked the Great Spirit for making it rain to hide our tears.  The Northwestern students made 200 pair of moccasins to line the walk across campus to the fire ring on the landfill near the shore.  I kept the child’s pair and left the adult pair I had as a tribute.  Amy West put her pair in the glowing coals as part of her prayer.  

You are absolutely right about the past being still with us.  I find it remarkable that almost all aboriginal people know, understand and deal with this. Western science is just starting to scratch at the edges of where the physical meets the metaphysical.  

Oh well, I have had moments of power from the Great Spirit during my lifetime, and we (you and I) will do the best we can as we begin to review the remaining days we have on Mother Earth.

 

For ALL Light in the Dark Paranormal postings
(most recent at top), visit our home blog:

http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.wordpress.com
Visit our website:  http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.com

 All posts on this blog are written and owned by Paul Hill,
Copyright 2014-2015
All Rights Reserved

Advertisements

The Enduring Fascination with the Piotrowski House

3 Dec

Piotrowski House videos & evp’s from our investigation:
http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.com/videos.html

Every time the Travel Channel re-runs the Cripple Creek Colorado Ghost Adventures episode including the segment on the Piotrowski House, we get hammered!  Last Saturday night was another such night, and we received over 300 views on our various Piotrowski House pages.  So to make sure Piotrowski fans see everything we’ve posted about Dan’s house and what’s  happened to it, including the continuing saga of what happens next (we’re going back…), we’ve put them in a separate category.  Visitors can click on that link under Categories on the right and pull up everything we’ve had to say on the subject.  Stay with us. This is unfinished business.

Paul Hill is the co-founder of Light in the Dark Paranormal,
and he has a brand new ebook: 
LANES END
A Journey Into the Paranormal 

Its now available! Read excerpts from the book

Lanes End Cover

For ALL Light in the Dark Paranormal postings
(most recent at top), visit our home blog:
http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.wordpress.com
 Visit our website:  http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.com

 All posts on this blog are written and owned by Paul Hill, Copyright 2010-2015
All Rights Reserved

We Know Who Bought the Piotrowski House

9 Oct
BWhouseext

the former Piotrowski House

This past July, an unknown buyer finally purchased and closed on the    former Piotrowski House, the one featured on that now infamous episode of Ghost Adventures.

It was previously foreclosed on when Dan and his wife owned it.  Unable to keep it rented long enough to pay the mortgage, their bank finally took it back and the buyer bought it from them for only $49,000!

Did he or she know about the disappearing water supply?  More importantly, did the new owner know about the home’s history?  Why would anyone want to purchase a home with such a notorious past?  Why would anyone want to move in with ghosts?  Is the new owner actually living in the house, and has he/she had any paranormal encounters?

Or was the Piotrowski “haunting” just a hoax designed to delay the foreclosure and sell the house for at least what they owed?

We are going to find out.  We know who lives there now, and we’re going to ask some questions…

For ALL Light in the Dark Paranormal postings
(most recent at top), visit our home blog:
http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.wordpress.com
Visit our website:  http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.com

 All posts on this blog are written and owned by Paul Hill, Copyright 2010-2013
All Rights Reserved

Do You Have a Haunted House for Sale?

7 Oct

Is your home or business haunted? Do you think it might be? Is it currently for sale or would you consider selling it? Do you know of any such place for sale?

As a real estate brokerage, we will soon be working with a reality show TV producer. Together we will produce a program about haunted properties for sale.  During our first season, we will feature six such homes or businesses, and at the end the one that is most genuinely haunted and the best real estate buy will be actually purchased by our Mystery Buyer!

For more information, respond by email. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. In the meantime, visit the video trailer for our show:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU_Hq8RZfXE

For ALL Light in the Dark Paranormal postings
(most recent at top), visit our home blog:
http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.wordpress.com

Haunted, For Sale–Update

13 Dec

We’ve been waiting to see if our video footage of the K2 going crazy upstairs in the bedroom came out, but like much of our recording that night, we’re still waiting.  Blame tech problems; blame the ghosts, but the result is the same:  nothing to show you (yet).

But here’s the narrative anyway…

I turned on the unit while walking into the hotspot upstairs–the small bedroom.  As soon as I got to the doorway, 2 lights activated beyond the base light which illuminates when the unit is on.  The lights were fluctuating on/off; on/off; a typical reading for the presence of electromagnetic activity.  Keep in mind I had “swept” the house for such activity when we first went in, and got nothing.  A reading now meant there was activity that wasn’t there before.  The closer I came to the corner of the tiny room, the more the lights lit up, from 3 to 4 1/2 lights (5 is max).

I yelled to Terry to come up and get this on camera.  I began to talk to whoever might be present.   Are you a Ute?  I asked, thinking that this might be a tribal presence (another totally unscientific intuitive insight).  The plan was to listen to whatever recordings we were running later.  I continued with a series of questions relating to the battle between the Ute and the Comanche about a 1/4 mile away from the house, asking if spent warriors were brought up and buried near the house after the carnage was over.  To date, we have no EVP’s that answer these questions.  Hopefully, we’ll have video of the K2 lights that kept lighting up during this encounter.

One thing that any honest investigator has to do is to try and “debunk” any apparent phenomenon right on the spot.  If there’s a simple, non-paranormal explanation, its our job to find it.  I thought there could be unshielded electrical conduit either in the walls of that corner or just outside the building (the electric service was still on in the house).  There was an electrical outlet near the corner, but it did not set off the K2 in the earlier sweep, and seemed to be functioning as it should.  So I went outside to check for anything else.  Sure enough, there were wires attached to the outside of the house right at that corner.

But upon closer inspection, I noted that the wire was coaxial cable, the kind used to connect satellite dishes to the house.  There was a dish on the roof, and another on a pedestal in the ground.  This spaghetti of cable ran from each up the exterior wall of the house, disappearing into a hole in the wall to connect with whatever devices were used for signal reception inside.  I held the K2 right next to these cables:  no reading.  I walked over to the dish on the pedestal and held it right up to the unit:  no reading.  I brought out Terry for his opinion.  He said the roof unit was for satellite internet, but there was no receiving “tree” attached to the dish.  It was obviously dead, as was the ground dish for cable tv.  There were absolutely no signals being received by those dishes that could have been detected by the K2.  The signals in the room inside were coming from something else…

See previous post (below)  for the first part of our report on the investigation.  Next update:  hopefully some video of the K2 session…

For ALL Light in the Dark Paranormal postings
(most recent at top), visit our home blog:
http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.wordpress.com
 Visit our website:  http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.com

 All posts on this blog are written and owned by Paul Hill, Copyright 2010-2013
All Rights Reserved

Referral Brokers

a way for new or veteran brokers to practice . . .

The Weiler Psi

Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics

buffalohair.wordpress.com/

From An Indigenous Perspective

ellisnelson

children's author

Just Turn Left

Meandering Across China & East Asia

Paranormal Picker

Paranormal Correlation & Validation

SHEILA RENEE PARKER

Paranormal Author, Artist & Empath. Follow Sheila on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram! @sheilareneeparker

Renae Rude - The Paranormalist

Finessing bipolarity. Writing horror. Chasing ghosts.

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.