Happy National Paranormal Day!

Who would have known… Paranormal Day? Ok, why not? I’ll celebrate. After all, my favorite radio show is Coast To Coast am, the late night talk show that covers all things paranormal.

The host George Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, crop circles, shadow people, zombies, encounters with Sasquach, ghost hunters, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that. I learned that broadcast was the best business for exploring these issues, and I’ve been doing it for 33 years.”

I have been lucky enough to be on Coast to Coast a few times talking about The Law of Attraction.

Marla & George Noory
Marla & George Noory

I’ve always been fascinated by other worldly things. It makes life sparkle with excitement along with an occasional tingle up my spine.  Halloween is my favorite holiday, mostly for the decorations, and the fact that it’s in the fall, my favorite season. I like to tease my husband, Adolfo around this time of year… “hey honey, only 5 more months, and the Halloween decorations will be in the stores again.” Adolfo prefers to live in the now. No need to think about Halloween or Christmas yet, just enjoy the month of May.

Orbs have been something that I have taken an interest in. I remember a few years ago going on the Ghost Tour in Chicago with some friends. One of the stops was at a place called Hull House.

Hull House
Hull House

My friends snapped photos with their digital cameras. I was astonished to see orbs floating above the staircase. ( staircase pictured below)  Some of them even had faces in them!

Staircase at Hull House
Staircase at Hull House

 

Story of the Hull House:  Jane Addams ran the Hull House, a settlement house that took in the recently-arrived European immigrants. Charles Hull’s wife died in her bedroom, which Jane stayed in until she was disturbed by constant footsteps from no one. There is also legend of a “Devil Baby,” born to a devout Catholic woman and her atheist husband (who did not approve of the religion and stated he’d, “Rather have the Devil in his house”). Addams took in the child who was born with pointed ears, scaly skin, and a tail.

Paranormal Activity: Mrs. Hull is supposed to haunt her bedroom, walking and making unearthly noises. Many of Addams’ friends that stayed the night reported similar activity. People also say that they have seen the face of the Devil Baby, a child with a disfigured face, peer out of the attic window, even today.

One day recently, I was cleaning out my computer, deleting old photos, and came across a photos that I’d taken in an old historic hotel in downtown Los Angeles. I had just left my job at a dating service and was trying to scrape up my share of earnings. This was before I’d started my own matchmaking service, and I landed a gig as an extra on a TV show. I played a cop, standing in the background at the precinct, which was recreated on the hotel’s third floor.

We finished shooting around 7:00 PM, and on my way out, I snapped a few photos in the lobby of the majestic old hotel to show Adolfo. He’d admire its ornate marble staircase and beautiful architecture. Looking at the photos, I noticed several orbs hovering on the staircase. (photo below)  I counted eight orbs in all and the largest appeared to have something in the middle. I enlarged the photo and saw what I interpreted as a tall angel in the center. The other orbs had rainbow circles inside.

Orbs
Orbs

Actually, I as I was writing this blog post, I noticed for the first time, two orbs in this photo below as well. Do you see them?

Me in my cop outfit
Me in my cop outfit

A funny thing about belief. It feels so good. It stokes our optimism and shoots endorphins through our cells, helping them to operate at optimum performance. That’s a good thing, a bargain in health care, both mentally and physically. We know that Santa and the Tooth Fairy aren’t real, but it was such fun to believe while it lasted that we deliberately persuade children that they too should believe for a while. We can then vicariously re-experience that rush of joy and magic through their eyes.  We have to keep believing in something greater than ourselves, more dimensions, more possibilities. That openness to magic can strengthen us through the hard times.

I would love to hear about your paranormal interests or experiences. Leave a comment below.

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