Pyschometry Happens



My daughter and my son in law were busy in my backyard trying out their new metal detector. They got a few hits. They dug up a button and a soda can my brother had hastily discarded in the mid eighties, but they also dug up a most interesting find.

My daughter said “Look what Andy found!” and placed a circular item into my hand. As soon as I took it I saw trains and railways. I brought it inside and washed the caked on dirt off. It was a pocket watch which was missing its crystal and the back cover was lifted and bent up slightly.

For those who have no idea what psychometry is, it is the act of reading an object. When psychics read a person, they are reading the energy surrounding them. With psychometry, you are reading the object’s energy and seeing where the object has been or depending on the energy given off, the feelings attached to it.

Being curious, I had my daughter look up how old the watch was by the company name and etchings that were on back. She found a the same make watch on Etsy and the description relayed that it was from the 1920’s.

Later, while holding the watch, I was compelled to look up the uniform of a 1920’s New Hampshire Railroad employee. When I looked at the image in front of me I gasped. It is the same uniform worn by the man in my window photograph from this blog in 2014.

I had put this image on my Facebook page and in the comments people were saying they could see the part in his hair along the white screen frame, and I said, I see him in a hat. If you look at the uniform photo and look back at the image in the window, you can see the metal piece on the front of the hat.

What are your thoughts?  I love to hear your comments.

A Hot Summer Day Investigaton

Anne Kerrigan, Ronald Kolek and Lesley Marden
Anne Kerrigan, Ronald Kolek and Lesley Marden

On a steamy Thursday in July, I met up with Ronald Kolek and Anne Kerrigan to investigate the ruins of The Rutland Prison Camp in Rutland, MA. We presented our findings on the video-cast of Ghost Chronicles Next Generation.  Click the link below to watch and see what we found!

Ghost Chronicles Next Generation, Rutland Prison Camp Investigation

A New Venture

As some of you know, I am a Reiki Master Teacher, and I have been making Reiki infused candles with added prayers of positive intent. I sell them at the events that I attend and recently opened an Etsy Shop as well.

This past weekend I attended Spirit Quest at the Veasey Memorial Park in Groveland, MA. I was giving Angel Card readings and co-hosted a workshop on Dowsing with my friend, Maureen Wood.  I was also selling my candles, but this year I brought something new!

I said to my friend Ron Kolek a while back that I was going to start making protection sprays that are also blessed with the healing power of Reiki and prayers of positive intent. Ron responded with “Why don’t we join up and make my “Special Blend.”

Ron always uses his special blend of protection spray during paranormal investigations to protect the members of the New England Ghost Project from unwanted spirit attachments and our electronic equipment from sudden battery drain. Ron, Maureen and I swear that it works.  It is mentioned in the book Ghost Chronicles: A Medium and a Paranormal Scientist Investigate 17 True Hauntings, by Maureen Wood and Ron Kolek.

People have been asking Ron for years if he could make them his special blend, and he and I have done just that. It comes packaged in an amber glass bottle, with Saint Michael’s Prayer and a silver cross. It contains a mixture of Holy Water, Sage Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil and Whiskey. I also bless the bottles with Reiki and prayers of positive intent.

You can find Van Helsing’s Special Blend Spiritual Smudge Spray at my Etsy shop. While you are there, please browse and favorite the items you like, so when you decide you would like the item you can find it quickly.

Also available is my spirit smudge spray, Protect Me.  Protect Me contains proven ancient protectants, including Sea Salt and Mustard Seed, as well as Sage Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, Distilled Water and is infused with Reiki and prayers of positive intent.

I am  always trying to spread light and positivity.  I created my candles and sprays to help reach people who are in need of protection, light and healing energy.   I hope you, too will try to let your inner light shine through, so you too can be Positively Brilliant!  🙂 xo

When You Are Online What Are You Connected To?

More and more people are picking up their smartphones to keep up with social media, posting their lives online and watch others do the same. I see people at concerts and public events taking video and watching the experience that is unfolding right in front of them through a tiny little screen, therefore missing the whole purpose of being there in person in the first place. If you wanted to watch what was going on instead of experiencing it first hand, stay home and pull up a You Tube clip. People are missing out on life all together.

The more we are plugged in, the less connected we are to our lives and our loved ones. We are also less connected to ourselves and to spirit.

It is so important to spend time unplugged from everything. Leave your phone at home and take a walk in the woods to be with yourself and connect with the universe. Be a part of the world and it’s beauty. Take time to close your eyes and breathe in the fresh air and the silence.

We are all spirits who are housed within a physical body. Not only do we need to take care of this one body we have been given for this lifetime, we also have to take care of our souls, our connection to spirit and to each other.

We have been given this time on Earth to experience life and to learn and grow from it. Our living family members, Spirit Guides and loved ones who have passed, who want to connect with us aren’t being given the chance to be noticed because our attention is glued to electronic devices.

Don’t live this life in a virtual world. Connect to what matters.

Ask And You Shall Receive

There have been so many changes in my life this past year and I have been so busy.  I have recently moved, I have been writing articles for a new web-based magazine that should be debuting very soon.  I have put yet another of my Newfoundlands through obedience training and I have continued to investigate haunted locations with The New England Ghost Project all while  providing spiritual guidance and Reiki healing to my clients.

I have also been doing what we all do, going to work, taking care of family, and incorporating something really scary into my schedule, that would be going to the gym.  I love my life and being on the go, but unfortunately I have let a few things slide.  One of those things being writing on this web page, and the other, taking time for myself to just be.

When my kids were in college, I would get up each day to a quiet house.  My husband goes to work very early in the mornings, so I would start each new day off with a morning meditation.  I LOVE MEDITATION!  It is the one thing that I can do for myself that I see immediate benefits from.  It strengthens my connection to spirit and I  have a positive fresh start to each new day.  Since my recent move, it seems nearly impossible to find a quiet moment to just sit and “Ohm out”.

Because of this, I put a request out to the universe.  I asked humbly for the universe to put something in my path. An unmistakable sign to me that my connection to all that is spirit still shone brightly, even without my daily commitment to being still.

The first day passed, no sign.  The second day, nothing.  The third day, I started to worry.  Then I thought to myself.  How could I receive this thing that I had asked for to be put in my path?  The object that I wanted so badly to see was something that would most likely be presented in nature.  The only nature I was seeing was when I walked from my house to the car, from  the car into work, from work back out to my car, and from my car into the house.  I decided, on that third evening, that I would not give up on my request.  I would carry on and make myself more “available to receive”.

The next day was our Holiday Party day at school.  My friend, Paula stopped me as I was on my way past her desk and said “Lesley, I have a gift for you.”  She was tying a student’s sneaker,  so she instructed me to go into her backpack and get out the little box in the front pouch.  I did what she said and retrieved a nicely packaged little box.

She said “Before you open it, I have to tell you a little story.  I was picking out bracelets for my nieces and I was having a hard time deciding what to get them.  I saw a bracelet with a little paw on it and I thought ‘That is perfect for Lesley because of her dogs.’ and then I saw the butterfly bracelets and thought they were perfect for my nieces.  The lady came over to help me and she said ‘Can I help you?’ and I said  ‘Yes, I would like two butterflies’  and then this word came out of my mouth that I wasn’t expecting.  I have no idea where it came from or why I said it, but when she handed me what I had asked for, and I read the card that went with it, I thought ‘Oh my God, I have to get this for Lesley, it is perfect!’.”

With my curiosity piqued, I opened the box.  To my AMAZEMENT it was EXACTLY what I had asked the universe to give me.  I had asked the universe to put a feather in my path, and there it was, on the bracelet in my box.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.

I didn’t have to change my path to make what I had asked for find me.  Our connection to our angels and our spirit guides doesn’t change because we get too busy.  We are spirit. The universe understands that we have hectic lives and our spirit families understand that too.  Even when we are too busy to remember to blog, or to meditate or to breathe,   please know that we are still supported in every way and guided along on our journeys by those who won’t forget or ever let us down. feather

Thank you to my guides and my angels, to the universe, and to Paula.  I humbly asked for a sign and was given the greatest gift of all, a lesson I will carry with me always.

An App, A Gadget, Some Rods and Results

I always enjoy a day out with my friends and fellow researchers Sean Paradis and Fiona Broome, and this trip was no exception. Fiona purchased some popular ghost hunting gadgets with the intent of testing them out in locations where we have personally experienced spirit activity. Although she had also ordered an EMF pump and the 3rd generation Ovilus with digital readout, the only piece that arrived before our outing was the Ghost Meter Pro.ghost meter pro

We decided to start out at a favorite coffee shop, in Concord, NH.  As we sat at our little table, we caught up and shared new and exciting ideas that we have been mulling about to experiment with, like new and innovative ways to communicate with the spirit world while on investigations. Although I am not at liberty to talk about them yet, I can tell you they are very cool! Sean brought along some interesting tie pins, medallions and other metal pieces that he had purchased at antique shop, just around the corner from where we were, that had some incredible residual energy on them. There was on pin in particular, a little gold cross, that gave both Fiona and me goose bumps from head to toe.

Before heading out to the Old North Cemetery, we decided to visit that antiques shop, to see what else we could find. We perused the store, finding bits and pieces of history that intrigued us, pulling out the EMF meter occasionally, to check out the levels on items we suspected may have some energy attached.   We each left with a couple of super cool items,  some of which might qualify as creepy purchases.   ( I want to go back for that wooden two-seated bench that was once used in a doctor’s office. It had really interesting energy!)  Then, it was off to the Old North Cemetery.

I have seen the Ghost Meter Pro in action, as my friend and founder of the New England Ghost Project, Ron Kolek owns one and had used it recently at the Houghton Mansion during an event. I told Fiona, that from my experience with it, it did seem to answer questions, but I was still on the fence with giving it my stamp of approval.  She turned it on as we approached the grave of President Franklin Pierce. We always seem to have good luck in this “cemetery within a cemetery”.  To test the validity of the answers given by the Ghost Meter Pro, we thought we could ask historical questions that we knew the answers to.

The search mode, where the GMP is supposedly searching for spirit contact, seemed to go on forever. Fiona asked if we had had a similar experience at the Houghton Mansion, and we did not. Search mode was definitely taking longer than I had experienced previously. The GMP did stop a couple times, and we asked a few questions, but before we could ask anything of any consequence, back into search mode it went.fisepres

My genius friend, Sean, (I love the way he thinks!)  had set up an experiment (that for now is a secret) and I stayed behind to monitor it while he and Fiona walked around to the other side of the small cemetery. I could hear the GMP answering questions for them, and when they came back around, Fiona told me that she was very impressed with the results and the GMP’s answers.

We decided to change our position from in front of the Pierce monument, since we weren’t getting much at all. We moved down about 3 graves, toward the exit and next to the iron gate. Sean turned on his Ghost Meter App on his iPhone and I grabbed my pendulum, my back leaning on the gate. I was not watching the equipment, but I felt an energy coming in from behind me, Sean and Fiona witnessed a dot on the radar approach from outside the gate. When I said “Male” the dot hit the center bulls eye on the radar screen and Fiona’s GMP abruptly stopped it’s search mode. Fiona asked “Are you male?” and it responded “Yes”.  I said “Jonathan” as the name popped into my head. Fiona asked “Is your name Jonathan?” and it responded “Yes”.  Fiona asked “Are you buried outside of this gate in the cemetery?” and it responded “Yes”.  So, Fiona said “Let’s go find Jonathan!”

I grabbed some dowsing rods and we left the little cemetery and entered the big cemetery that surrounds the one we were in.  Now, on the outside of the gate, we asked Jonathan to direct us where to go. My dowsing rods immediately turned to the right as we came to the next path to follow. Sean’s Ghost Radar spoke out “Pennsylvania” I giggled as I said “That’s odd, Pennsylvania???” I was in the lead, and started taking baby steps, because I did not know which way I should go, because I felt that I had lost my guidance.  At that very moment Fiona said “Stop! We’ve found Jonathan!”

Fiona and Sean were standing in front of a tall monument with the  well worn name NHvet“Jonathan Wheelock”.  Fiona asked asked “Jonathan, is this your grave?”  The GMP answered “Yes”.  On Jonathan’s grave it indicates that he was a veteran of the battle at Valley Forge, which as we know, is  located in Pennsylvania!

What I think is really cool about this, is the fact that we used intuition, and 3 different pieces of equipment that all seemed to work together seamlessly.   We were all impressed with what had transpired, and we were happy with the role each apparatus had played in reaching our destination, guided by spirit and electronics.

So, what is my opinion of the Ghost Meter Pro now?  Let’s just say, it’s growing on me.

 

Psychic Circle Experiment

I am a member of a Meetup group that gathers monthly at Circles Of Wisdom in Andover, MA. It is a paranormal study group led by my friend and the fearless leader of the New England Ghost Project, Ronald Kolek. On the 3rd Tuesday of every month we look into all sorts of things within the realm of the paranormal.

At December’s meeting we conducted psychometry experiments, dowsing experiments, remote viewing experiments and even tested the validity of a “psychic party game”. We then took out one of the tools in my bag, The Psychic Circle.

The Psychic Circle is an oracle board, similar to a Ouija board. The difference is, with the Psychic Circle you open and close every session with a prayer of protection, and there are several modes of communication printed on the board. There are zodiac symbols, colors, words, picture symbols, elements, compass symbols as well as numbers and letters.

The common complaint about oracle boards, is that someone could be manipulating the answers that are presented.  I was on the board with three other people whom I completely trust. None of us would manipulate the board. What would be the reason to manipulate the board in the first place? We are trying to communicate with spirit. What would anyone have to gain by spelling out answers?

I decided to secretly test a person’s ability to manipulate the planchette. I was not trying to be malicious, I just wanted to know if it could be done. I was suprised by the results.

I attempted 2 times to willfully stop the circular disk. I could not stop it on any desired part of the board. It took an extreme amount of pressure to affect the speed of the planchette, and it would eventually stop, but no where near where I wanted it to stop.

I attempeted to “steer” the disk toward a particular word on the board.   I could not.

I am a completely honest person. All I have is the truth. Honesty and personal integrity are the two most important qualities a person can posess. I hold and protect these personal traits above all others.  I feel a little dirty with this experiment, but I could not let anyone know my intentions, otherwise they may have “allowed me to manipulate” the outcomes.

I am happy to report, that the experiment was a complete success. My findings are that the board could NOT be manipulated at will.

I have always trusted The Psychic Circle and will continue to use it as a valued tool.  Now my trust has been confirmed and my confidence in the board strengthened.

Now, for believing everything that the spirit world tells me….. That is a whole new kettle of fish.

Angelic Thanks

Recently my friends Fiona Broome and Sean Paradis and I travelled to the Old North Cemetery in Concord, NH. We were very interested in the cemetery within a cemetery, where the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce is buried.

As we walked around the fenced in area, we noticed some strange instances that didn’t add up. One of these was that some graves were turned at an angle, every one of the stones that were moved were all facing the exact same way.  We thought that was odd.


As we continued to search the cemetery for things that looked out of place, I noticed a monument with it’s top knocked off.  The cross that was once perched beautifully atop the tall grave marker was now leaning against the monument in an inverted position.

I said to Fiona and Sean “Oh, I have to fix that” and proceeded to go over to the monument and uprighted the cross.

As I made my way back to where I was standing just a moment before, I noticed something had been placed in my path.

I looked down and to my amazement, there was a feather. It was not there as I made my way over to fix the Christian symbol, and there was no other feather to be seen within the whole entire graveyard.

I bent down to pick it up. I said “Oh look a present from the Angels!” and then said “You’re welcome. Thank you for the gift.”

Sean was amazed, as was I.   I believe that someone was showing their appreciation for my good deed.

What do you think?

Like A Kid In A Candy Store

I love dowsing, there is no denying that. So, when my friend and fellow paranormal investigator, Sean Paradis most generously gave me and friend Fiona Broome each a bag of his hand made pendulums to try out, I was overwhelmed.

Each gift bag contained a sample of beautifully unique and well balanced pendulums that are available for purchase at Sean’s website Sleeping Meadows. If you are looking for a piece that is something other than the traditional teardrop design, this is where you will find what you are looking for. Pyrite, lava rock, coral, jasper, amethyst, jade, shell, agate, onyx…the list goes on and on.  

Thank you, Sean for your kindness, your generosity and your friendship!

Djinn? What’s a Djinn?

Here, in my little part of the world, I have heard of such things as fairies, aliens, goblins, doppelgangers, banshees, Sasquatch and even pukwudgies. Although I have never encountered these creatures, I can keep an open mind and appreciate the possibility that they are real and that they exist. I have never seen, felt or touched my spleen,  but I believe that it exists.

When I first heard mention of this supernatural creature that I had no knowledge of before, I thought to myself “Djinn? What the heck is that?”.

Djinn are found in the Quran and within Islamic teachings. Mention of the Djinn goes back to pre-Islamic times and through archaeological findings it seems that they were once worshiped.

Djinn are believed to dwell in a world parallel to ours.  They are one of the three perceived  creations of Allah, the other two being humans and angels. Djinn have less power than angels.

Djinn have free will and therefore can come and go as they please.  Just as with any spirit, there are good Djinn and bad. Good Djinn have been helpful to humans and bad Djinn have tormented and created havoc for their victims.

It is said that Djinn can take the form of animals, snakes, vultures, scorpions or to mislead people, they can appear for short periods of time in human form.  They have been said to haunt people and places.   They have also been accused of taking over a person’s body by possession.

So, how do you tell the difference between a Djinn and a human spirit?  Who is to say whether you are being tormented  by a mischievous or ornery human spirit, an extremely rare appearance of a Demon, or if you are being tormented by a Djinn.  I have never had an encounter to be able to advise you on how you could tell the difference.  I would have to seek help from a more knowledgeable source.

In my book,  Medium Rare – A first hand account of growing up experiencing the paranormal, I talk about encountering something in my sister’s home.  I knew that it was not human, I knew that it did not belong to the house and that it was very old.  I did not know and still do not know “what” it was.

As I roam about the Internet in search of information, I see that there are many posts and videos made about the Djinn.  So many accounts of encounters.  So many new questions.

The more I learn about the vastness of spiritual realm, (and I am learning something new everyday), the more I realize that this plane that we live on is such a small part of our existence.   An open mind and an open heart are the keys to answering these very questions.

I will now put the Djinn amongst the other spiritual beings that I am aware of, along with the other creatures and beings into my backpack of knowledge.   Although I have never met most of them, maybe I can prepare myself for the day I that do.