My interest in the paranormal began when my granddaddy passed away when I was about 13. The evening that he passed I was sitting in my bed reading. I felt the mattress dip as if someone was sitting down next to me. I looked up from my book and clear as day I see my granddaddy sitting there smiling. He looked over at me and said, “Natalie, I won’t be here much longer. I love you, never forget that.” Then he disappeared before I could even respond. Not even 10 minutes later, my mother, along with her sisters, who were with him, called the home phone saying that granddaddy had passed.
Looking back before that first initial experience, I had had several “experiences” growing up. First one that I remember was when I was about 3 years old. I was lying in bed and suddenly a “glowing ball,” which I now know is a spirit orb, hovering at the foot of my bed. Over the next several seconds this “glowing ball” slowly took the shape of a human-like figure. I sat up, staring. The figure reached out to me and said “Hi, I’m Claire. I’m your guardian angel.” I didn’t know what to say or do. To this day, Claire visits me when I’m stressed or scared during an event.
Throughout my life I’ve had other encounters with the paranormal. One notable one was when I was about 16 and had a near-death experience. I can tell you that Hell is real, Satan himself is real, and an experience like that opens you up even more to the paranormal and the ability to sense and experience it.
As far as the future goes, I look forward to what God has in store for me. I’m excited to dig deeper into the history of the places we investigate and to investigate new places.