Paranormal Experiences That Changed My Life! Part 1

Paranormal Experiences That Changed My Life! Part 1

August 10, 2019 23 By William Hollis


– Can a paranormal
experience change your life? (shouting) Yes it can. Welcome to Friday Night Ghost Frights from Haunted Road Media. I’m author and ghostorian Mike Ricksecker. Explore with us. The supernatural can change your life. I’ve been involved with the paranormal in some way, shape, or
form for almost 30 years, and have had a ton of experiences. But there are only a few that
stand out as life-changers. The first real life-changing
paranormal experience that I had was when I was a young child, about eight or nine years old when I woke up in my bed in
the middle of the night, small town in Massachusets, and there stood a shadow person. It looked just like a regular person except everything was black. I had no idea at the time
it was a shadow person. I had no idea what to call it. What I thought was that there
was an intruder in my room. Somebody was there to
kill me is what I thought. You know, young mind,
that’s what you think. For a long time it just stood
in the corner of my bedroom between the window and the closet and just stared at me,
and then it actually approached my bed and did
the craziest thing ever. Crossed my arms across my body like that. To this day I still have
no idea what I did that, and I can only guess
as to what that meant. And then it ran off down the hall, and I watched it run
into one of the closets. Again, I have no idea why it
ran into one of the closets. And after it was gone, I
found my legs immediately, found my voice immediately,
ran off to my parents’ bedroom screaming about what had happened. Of course, they tried to tell
me that was just a bad dream, but I was awake for the whole thing. From that moment forward,
even though I pretty much already believed in ghosts, no matter how much Scooby
Doo tried to tell me there were no such things, I knew for sure from that point forward, there was definitely something
supernatural in this world. About five years later, we moved from that house in Massachusets and moved into a new house in Ohio, where
everything seemed quite normal. It was a nice house. Just unpacking boxes, putting things away, and then suddenly I saw something out of the corner of my eye near the door. When I turned to look, it was gone. This happened several times as I was unpacking and putting things away. I would keep saying something
near my door and dart away. Something black, kind of wispish. I ended up asking my mother if she had seen the same thing, and she actually acknowledged that she had. Now, for me this was
actually a big moment, because prior to that,
when I had that other shadow person experience,
of course they tried to chalk that up as a bad dream. But here was my mother actually affirming something that I had seen, that I knew was not normal for the house. So from that point forward, I kept calling the thing Tom. Any time it would peek in
at me, like peeping Tom. And after a couple of months, the activity kind of just went away. So I ended up chalking it up
to something that was there, was just checking us out to make sure that we were an okay
family, deemed us all right, and then it went on its merry way. But that acknowledgement from my mother, that affirmation that I wasn’t crazy, that I had really seen what I had seen, because she had also seen it, was a game-changer for me
because it affirmed for me everything I had already
seen to that point. These were only two incidents
that I’m mentioning here. Around that time, I was
also reading the book Yankee Ghosts by Hans
Holzer, and it took me a couple of chapters to
realize that these were real, true, ghost stories
that were actually being reported in this book by Dr. Holzer. That, coupled with reading something like The Amityville Horror, and my interest was sincerely and truly piqued about everything supernatural and paranormal. Thus I entered into my very
first paranormal investigation, already very, very interested in things that were paranormal. Of course, at that age,
about 15 years old, I had no idea that you called
it a paranormal investigation. There weren’t TV shows on at the time that depicted what we
see now on television. It was 1990, after all. During the end of my sophomore year, my friend David and I went
to my friend Loreei’s house just to kind of hang out
and shoot the breeze. But at one point, Loree mentioned that she thought her house was haunted. Of course, my interest
was extremely piqued given everything that I
had already been reading, things that I’d already experienced, and so we went upstairs to investigate. Again, I had no idea that’s
what you called it at the time, but this was our little
miniature version of it. So we went up there to check
out what she’d been reporting, which was that any time that she would tack something up on this
one wall in her bedroom, it would always fall down, whether it was within a few minutes, a
few hours, a few days. It would always fall and hit the floor. So we’re checking out the wall, putting things up on it,
and then my friend David did something that was a bit unexpected. He put his hand straight
to the wall like that. And then he turned bright red and started sweating profusely. Well, I’d never seen
this out of my friend. I had no idea that he
was extremely sensitive. Had no idea that he was kind of like some of the people that
Dr. Holzer described in his book, Yankee Ghosts. But there he was, bright,
bright red and sweating just from touching this wall. So what he decided to do was go and test other walls in the house
and see if there were any more hot spots like that. He’d go around touching the
different walls of the house. And as he did this, I
remember standing there, staring at that wall, and
looking back at my friend, and just knowing that
this was going to play some sort of major part of my life. I had no idea what at the time, but given the things that I’d
already seen up to that point and my extreme interest in
this type of subject matter, I knew it was going to be
a huge part of my life. Game changer. Well, fast forward several
years now, I’m in my mid-30s. I’d been doing a lot more
with the paranormal field. And we are investigating a
house in Edmond, Oklahoma. This is the house that ended
up on the show The Haunted. And it was really my first case that was as malevolent as it was. And really, while we were investigating, even though the girl
Talyson was being terrorized and she had heard several
reports of the shadow person with the red eyes in the closet, we had seen a few things at the house, done a number of EVPs,
but hadn’t experienced that type of malevolence until we actually did the cleansing. And we had that night, we
had Carl Johnson out there, and we were trying to drive this out. And we did this because it was something that the family wanted out of their house. When we were there investigating, it wasn’t really rearing its ugly head. But that last night, as we
were cleansing the house and driving that spirit out, when Talyson came back
in, she was supposed to stay outside but she
had to use the restroom. She started talking at
something against the wall, something unseen, asking questions like, “Why are you here? “Why are you doing this? “Why do you keep terrorizing me? “Why do you keep terrorizing the cat? “Why do you keep terrorizing my family?” Carl decided to do a blessing over her. And as he did so, she doubled over in pain like she’d just been punched in the gut. She dropped to the floor. – [Carl] This is a chance
to reveal yourself, and we command you by the holy powers, by the angels that visit this house. – [Talyson] (grunting) Ow, ow. – [Woman] You all right? – We picked her up, got her on the bed, and she was okay a few moments later. And I didn’t know this at the time, but going back over the
audio after the fact, there was an EVP right
there that said, “Die.” – [Carl] This is a chance
to reveal yourself, and we command you by the holy powers, by the angels that visit this house. – [Talyson] (grunting) Ow, ow. – [Woman] You all right? – So there was truly something that had punched her in the gut. It wanted her out of the picture. But the activity didn’t stop there, and this is really where it differs from what they showed on television. Of course, they put that
EVP at a different place and not where it really was. But then the back door
started blowing open. The master bedroom where she had been at, which was the bathroom that she had used, that back door kept blowing open, and we closed it, and
it’d blow open again, and we closed it, and
it’d blow open again, and we ended up having
to dead bolt the thing. Carl ended up doing a
blessing over the door. Well, at this same time as
that door kept blowing open, the trifield meter that we had set up in Talyson’s bedroom,
right on the dresser there near the closet where she kept seeing the entity with the red eyes, that started going off like crazy. (beeping) (people murmuring) – [Woman] Where’s the K2,
Mike, you got it? – So there are all these different things that kept happening back
to back to back to back. Well finally we drove that
entity out of the house. We were in the back yard
trying to push it out of the back yard, and the
wind just kicked up like crazy and the cats were running around, they were circling us as
Carl was doing this blessing. And we were all in a circle holding hands and trying to drive this thing out. Finally the wind subsided. Carl dropped to a knee. Everything was over. I helped Carl up to his feet. Everything was calm. The family, which was
over in the side yard, we talked to them for a couple minutes, and we said, “Wow, that
was some really crazy “wind that it kicked up.” They experienced no wind at all. It was an absolutely crazy night. Now, like I said, up to that point I had already been involved
with the paranormal in some way, shape, or
form for quite some time. I’d seen a few things. But that type of strength from an entity I had not yet seen, in
the way that it actually hurt Talyson, the way it was refusing to get out of the house, the way it was simultaneously blowing open the back door, the trifield meter’s going off, and the way it actually
exited the property with all of that crazy wind. That was something I had not yet seen. And so that really showed me the power that some of these entities can have. And that wasn’t even a demon. That was just a strong
malevolent human spirit. For more personal shadow
people experiences, please check out the
video off to the side. It also includes real
footage of a shadow person that we’ve caught. I’m Mike Ricksecker. Until next Friday night.