Changes for Mobile Ghosts!

"I haven't updated my status on FB in, like, forty five minutes or something." "Heavens!"

“I haven’t updated my status on FB in, like, forty five minutes or something.”
“Heavens!”

Blogging. Is very 2010. Let’s do something better/easier/more fun.

Mobile Ghosts and Haunted Mobile have a new FB page — just for ghosts, Mobile’s haunted events and the odd things that have happened to me while working on the ghost books, the blog or when I’m out and about helping people with ghost situations.

Click over and see for yourself!

 

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True Experience at the Battle House Hotel

Today a comment was submitted about a true Battle House Hotel experience, and I did not want anybody to miss it — here it is as a guest post, with thanks to Serena for sharing it with us!

The majestic Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile is long rumored to be haunted.

The majestic Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile is long rumored to be haunted.

“I stayed at the Battle House Hotel a couple of years ago, and had a rather chilling experience myself!

I was with a couple of friends and everyone had been drinking, so went to bed pretty quickly and slept through the night. Everyone went to eat breakfast early that morning, but I stayed in bed. When I woke up around 10, everyone was still gone. I laid there but noticed I was hearing something in the bathroom. Somehow it clicked in my mind that the water was running. The sound stopped, but then it started up again. I was completely startled and just ready to get out the room,  after sitting there stunned trying to figure out if I was really hearing the water running.

It was one of those things where you know you are really hearing physical vibrations, not just conjuring something up in your head (especially since I wasn’t scared the night before; why would I be on edge when I woke up in the morning.) Anyways, after reasoning with myself I decided I was too spooked to stay in the room, got dressed quickly, and fled that hotel room to wait for my friends!”

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New Ghost Tour for Mobile!

Christmas is a wonderfully spooky time of year, as Ebeneezer can attest.

If you’re making plans for a busy December holiday season — especially for family gatherings or people visiting from out of town — you’ll be happy to know that Mobile has a new paranormal option.

Spirit Expeditions has added Mobile to its roster of haunted historic tours. They offer a two hour walking tour with stops along the way for photography and deploying ghost hunting devices.

Church Street Graveyard, the Fort, Bienville Square — Spirit Expeditions invites you to get up close and personal with any lingering spirits in our very haunted, historic downtown area.  Your tour host is Tom Rouse, musician, author, investigator and skeptical ghost enthusiast.

Find out more by visiting the website (linked above) or give Tom a call at 1-855-99GHOST. 

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BAM 11-16-13 Signing Cancelled. By BAM.

I am currently NOT at the Spanish Fort Books-A-Million. I am really sorry if this causes anyone any hassle or inconvenience.

I arrived to find them unaware of my signing, and they had NO copies of my book on hand to sell, much less sign, had I stayed.

Again — really sorry, you guys! My apologies!

 

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Signing 11/16 at Spanish Fort BAM

Just a reminder that BAM rescheduled my October signing to this Saturday, from 1 to 3, at the Spanish Fort location.  The books make great Christmas gifts, for kids as well as adults!

If you already have a copy and are in the area, I’ll also be very happy to talk ghosts, give you a signed bookplate or just visit if you drop in.  A blog reader submitted a comment last week about dealing with ghost troubles, and I replied to it — but worth repeating here that there is help available. So I’m happy to talk with you about that, too. Hope to meet you there! 

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Ghostly Mobile in Pictures!

 

 Click right here for a wonderful, spooky article from photojournalist Sharon Steinmann!

Sharon toured some of our ghostly locations, took gorgeous photos and filed this for Al.com, which also features special ghost star, Mobile Ghosts blog favorite pal,  the great James Rosier… great job!

 

 

 

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Signing at BAM in Mobile on 10/26/13: Ghost books make great gifts!

Haunted Mobile by Elizabeth Parker

I’m signing Haunted Mobile  this weekend — Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00, at the Bel Air Mall location of BAM. Please come see me if you’re at the mall, even if you don’t need a book! Jason Lawton from the Delta Paranormal Project will be there if you’d like to get some advice on investigating, meet this local team, or ask questions about the stuff you’ve seen on TV shows about ghost hunting.

I’d love to meet you and I’m working toward writing a new ghost book next year, so if you’ve got a personal story, let’s connect. 

A personalized book makes a great gift, not just from the Great Pumpkin but Santa, too. It’s also a unique hostess gift for the holiday parties you’ll be invited to, or for new homeowners (if you know them well. Cough, cough.)

You can also combo the book with other things to make a haunted basket– something

A copy of Haunted Mobile would fit in a plastic pumpkin. Fun!

hot to drink and yummy to eat, a cozy blanket to hide under if necessary, a magnifying glass for examining those ghost photos close up and a flashlight in case the lights mysteriously go out…

If you miss me, the Spanish Fort BAM has rescheduled for Saturday, November 16 at the same time – 1:00 to 3:00.  Hope to see you at one or the other!

 

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Ghostly Family Fun at Gulf Shores!

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BAM Signing at Spanish Fort RESCHEDULED

Haunted Mobile by Elizabeth Parker

You guys, I found out late this afternoon that BAM wants to reschedule the signing for this Saturday, the 12th, at the Spanish Fort location. It will now take place in November.

The signing on the 26th of October in Mobile, as far as I know, is still on. But I’ll let you know if that gets changed, too. 

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Man of the House — A True Ghost Story

My friend Mrs. B. sent me this wonderful account of the years she and her family shared a house with at least one of the previous…and unseen… owners. The B family’s experiences perfectly capture the everyday weirdness of living with a spirit presence. (Thanks for being our guest/ghost poster, Mrs. B!)  Please note the photos in this story are just for illustration; they are not photos of the house, or of TJ the Dog.)

 

My husband and I bought a house in 2006. We knew that the owner had drowned in the swimming pool but didn’t think much about it. After talking with our neighbors, the story was that he had been dropped off because he had too much to drink, and he stumbled into the pool and drowned.

The house was built in 1962, by his wife who was married to her first husband. Her husband and her disabled son passed away from natural causes. She then remarried. After she passed away, (the owner) remarried and then drowned. The home stayed in the family and never was sold until the 2nd husband passed away.

The den was an enclosed garage which had a second story above it with a bedroom and bathroom. My 17 year old daughter lived upstairs. Not long after we moved in, one morning she asked me if I had came up the stairs last night into her room. I told her no, I didn’t.

She said she was in bed, but not yet asleep and heard footsteps coming up and her door opening. She waited for me to say something but I never did.

I told her it was probably one of the previous owners. They loved their home, and I could understand them visiting still. She said she didn’t have any bad feelings in her room — only good feelings — so she wasn’t scared.

After she went off the college, my 11 year old son moved into the room. He stayed one night and moved back downstairs.

He didn’t want to talk about it.

My sister came to stay with us for a while and she moved into the room upstairs. After her second night, we were having coffee the next morning on the back porch and she asked me if I “…came into her room last night?” I laughed.

She said, “Why are you laughing?” I told her the story of the “upstairs room.” She stayed, and didn’t let it bother her. She said as long as they didn’t mess with her, she would live with them.

Whenever myself or my husband was alone in the home, we would hear the back door (going to the pool) open and close all the time. He thought it was me coming in and I thought it was him coming in….but it never was.

One day around noon, I was in our bedroom folding clothes with the door closed. I kept the door closed to keep our Jack Russell, TJ, from roaming the house. There was a long hallway from kitchen to our bedroom.

I heard a man talking, walking down the hall towards our bedroom. TJ heard him and stared at the door.

I told TJ that daddy must have come home from work for lunch as I continued to fold the clothes and TJ continued staring at the door, with his head turning in a confused state. Then I didn’t hear him anymore and he never came in the room.

So me and TJ went to the back door… it was locked and my husband’s car wasn’t in the drive. I called my husband on the phone, and asked him why did he come home and then leave again? He said that he was at work and hadn’t left.

We continued to hear things, but we never had an uneasy feeling about any of it. We knew that the family loved their home therefore they must be still hanging around. We moved out of the house in 2011.

We often talk about our experiences and wonder if the new owners have met the past owners yet?

 

 

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