Monthly Archives: May 2014

Balticon 48 Schedule

I’m a guest author this year at Balticon 48 – Memorial Day Weekend May 23-26, 2014!

Hunt Valley Inn
245 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

My UPDATED panel schedule for Balticon 48 is as follows:

Disasterpiece After Dark (podcast/panel)
Fri 23:00 – 23;50, Chesapeake

Autographing: Jhada Addams and Lawrence Watt-Evans
Sat 19:00 – 20:00, Maryland Foyer

Avoiding the pitfalls and writing kink right
Sat 22:00 – 22:50, Chesapeake

WordPress 101
Sun 19:00 – 19:50, Chesapeake

Exquisite Corpse
Sun 22:00 – 22:50, Chesapeake

Reading: Jhada Addams, Alessia Brio, Stephanie Burke, Bliss Morgan
Sun 23:00 – 00:30, Pimlico

eBook publishing for the erotica author
Mon 08:00 – 08:50, Salon A

Paranormal Investigation Case Files – 004 – New Philadelphia, PA – The Tulpa and the Boyfriend

Saturday, May 11th, 2014

Investigators: Ahmadi Riverwolf, Jim Achey, Silver Wolf(Donna), Kim Hayle and Jhada Addams

Client initially contacted Cressona Paranormal stating that problems had started when she and her boyfriend were digging in their back yard to put in an above-ground pool. Shortly afterwards, a mysterious, large swarm of black bugs started infesting her house – mostly gathering in the basement. A short time after that, her 3 year old grand-daughter went swimming in the pool, experiencing a catatonic epsisode when she got out (the girl was non-verbal for about 10 minutes and had to be taken to the hospital – where nothing was found wrong with the child). According to the client’s recollection, the girl’s skin was cold to the touch. Even in full sunlight, the pool has stayed ice cold.

Soon after this, the client’s boyfriend started to behave erratically. There was a dramatic change in his temperament, and he began becoming abusive toward the client – first verbally, then physically. (Ahmadi verified that the client’s boyfriend had not recently experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury, which could have clinically explained some of this had there been TBI) He would also wander down into the basement and stand in the corner, where the client would find him talking to somebody, but there was nobody down there that she could see.

Directly across from the house is an old Bordello/Funeral Home/Dancehall that had been abandoned long ago. The boyfriend had apparently been sneaking into the abandoned structure and taking items out that he then either sold, or brought into the house.

The client had been feeling uncomfortable in the house for quite some time. She stated that the living room never got warm and was never a room that she wanted to spend much time in, although she had lived in the house for a number of years. She was unable to sleep in the house (she hadn’t been sleeping at the house for a couple of weeks before our arrival). Her dogs were acting erratically – they were always trying to stay in the back yard and would stay there. She would have to go out to physically collect her older dog to actually get him to come back inside.

The client kept hearing disembodied voices in the basement that called her a ‘slut’ and a ‘whore’ whenever she went down there to do laundry.

On the first visit to the client’s house, various members of the team felt chilled. It was verified at that time that the air conditioning was not on, and it was not that cold outside. One of the team members in particular, Donna, was so cold that her teeth were actually chattering – and she experienced a sense of nausea in the living room. When the team headed into the basement, Donna’s nausea got a little worse and also Ahmadi started experiencing it. I actually started getting a bit of it as well. Another member of the team, Kim, upon leaving the house, was surprised to find that she had picked the skin around her fingernails raw.

In the basement, Ahmadi saw the apparition of a large hairy male that kept calling her ‘a bitch’ and kept demanding that she leave. Everybody on the team felt a palpable presence in the basement that made them uncomfortable.

The initial plan for the evening had been to head out to Slatington, PA to investigate reports that a separate client was making about paranormal phenomena in her residence – but when we arrived (after a 3 hour drive) she stated that she had the flu, and wanted to reschedule. She had not called anybody on the team to tell us about this beforehand.

The other members of the team – Jim, Donna and Kim – were already on their way to Slatington, so Ahmadi called them, asking if we could perhaps get access to the house in New Philadelphia, PA. After a few minutes, we received a call back – we were good to go, so we got back on the road.

45 minutes later, we arrived at the New Philadelphia, PA investigation location. The client seemed understandably uncomfortable (and really – who wouldn’t be? Odd things are happening that she couldn’t really explain, and she’s reached out to five strangers to allow them into her house to see if anything paranormal is going on. It takes a HUGE amount of bravery to do that.)

We spoke with the client for a few minutes, then Ahmadi and myself felt ourselves being drawn downstairs. Jim, Ahmadi and I went down to check things out, and I was immediately drawn to the right corner of the basement. There was a wiring panel with bare wire exposed, which could possibly account for the feelings of anxiousness or ‘bad feelings’ the client had experienced previously, but Jim stated that the EMF Meter didn’t start lighting up until we started engaging the presence in the corner.

At first, the entity started cursing and being generally unpleasant, to both myself and Ahmadi. After extended interaction with it, I summised that it was something that had been called to the area by kids that were dabbling without actually knowing what they were doing. At the time, I had not yet been made aware of the fact that the client had previously reported to the team that there were ‘strange people doing strange things’ in the house next door. The entity had been wandering since then, trying to find anybody in the area that would listen to what it had to say. It was pissed that it’s receptive target, the boyfriend, was no longer in the house (the client had demanded his removal a short time ago). There was nobody left for it to influence, as the client was unreceptive.

After trying to coax it to leave, I relented and we headed up stairs. I needed to regroup to figure out how to deal with the thing in the basement.

Upstairs, in the client’s bedroom – I was overcome with the very strong need to kneel at the foot of the bed, my arms raised in prayer, so I knelt. I felt the spirit of a very strongly religious woman, and Ahmadi kept seeing a woman pacing around the room, wringing her hands. In a previous visit, Ahmadi had seen the same apparition standing behind the client. It’s our belief that this spirit was doing its best to stand between the client and her grand-daughter, protecting them from the entity in the basement.

A hymn kept repeating in my head, so I started singing it, and the energy of the room lifted. The woman seemed a relieved. Several prayers were then said, which further lightened the feel of the room. There was then the image of fresh flowers in my mind, and I realized that she was asking for fresh flowers to be set out for her, out of respect, and to help give her strength.

Ahmadi sprinkled the client’s bed with Florida Water and Holy Water. Kim and Donna then mentioned that, while they were in the client’s bedroom earlier, setting up an EVP recorder. When they asked, “Do you have anything to say?”, a picture of the client’s grand-daughter fell away from a music box that then started playing on its own.

Jim, Ahmadi and myself then headed back down into the basement. After a few more unsuccessful attempts at convincing the entity to leave of its own accord, I decided to trap it so that we could effectively remove it from the house. I was pretty sure that if we simply left that it would turn its ire on the client, and we didn’t want that.

Ahmadi went outside to the car to gather supplies, then came downstairs and started setting up while I kept the entity’s focus on me. Once everything was set, I directed her to stand behind me (since the last time I’d gotten knocked on my ass when I did this), and then asked Jim to turn the light off.

Once the basement was dark, the entity accepted my invitation to enter, throwing me back against Ahmadi. I remember starting to laugh, which then started getting dark and nasty – on the edge of hysterical. I screamed myself damn near raw as I pitched forward onto my knees and forced the energy down into the trap. I handed the trap to Ahmadi and she locked it down. Apparently, I’d hit the floor rather hard, and I still have a bruse/raw spot on my right knee.

With that taken care of, we set to brightening the energy in the house. Ahmadi burned Florida Water and some of Sam’s Flaming Sword of Michael oil. Shortly after that, nobody was cold anymore. The energy in the house felt much better.

The client had apparently left at some point during our investigation, stating that she was too uncomfortable to stay. I was actually grateful, because I think that we have only freaked her out, and she didn’t need any more strangeness going on.

Once finished, we gave her a call and let her know that we were done, then did our best to reassure her that what was in her house was now gone.

After that, we did a quick tour through the abandoned Bordello/Funeral Home/Dancehall. There was no sense of menace or darkness – just a few spirits that missed music, so I sang a few songs for them and did what I could for them so that they could move on.

My panel schedule for Balticon 48

How To Submit A Story
Fri 19:00 – 19:50, Parlor 1026

Avoiding the pitfalls and writing kink right
Sat 22:00 – 22:50, Chesapeake

WordPress 101
Sun 19:00 – 19:50, Chesapeake

eBook publishing for the erotica author
Mon 08:00 – 08:50, Salon A

YEARS ago, I was once on a local cable access TV show in Fairfax for ‘Friday Night Date – the somewhat racy bondage episode’. (or, at least I seem to remember it being called Friday Night Date)

I can’t remember exactly when this was, but I remember going with two friends that I had met through the local BDSM gatherings at The Edge down in Southeast DC back in the early/mid 90’s. I used to DJ for the events there and help out with general set up, tear down and cleanup. Oddly enough, this club was also attached to the club that I used to strip at back ’round that time as well.

I was still very much a scene neophyte at the time and got all tricked out in black leather and combat boots, with a little Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS hat, and walked out with this very sexy girl on a leash who played it up for the camera. I remember getting more than a little toppy and aggressive with her (she was just the kind of girl that brought that out in people, I guess), apparently to the point where it made her boyfriend uncomfortable. He took her home as soon as he could shortly thereafter.

’twas a shame. She wanted to stay and play and was *not* happy to go.

The Friday Night Date folks were fairly normal looking, and I think I remember us having to ‘bondage them up’, to their dismay.

Throughout the program, every once in a while one of my friends would explain the whole BDSM thing – nuances, style, technique, etc (safe, sane, consentual) while the two vanilla date-ees just looked perplexed and tried on their ‘bondage personas’ which ended up coming off as nervous and out of sorts. Whether these two enterprising individuals later went on to establish happy-go-lucky sexual deviancy of their very own is unknown. Stranger things have happened, Pandora’s Box being what it is and all.

I almost wish I could track down a taping of it. But, then again I hate to watch myself on camera. I’m sure I’d be embarassed as all hell at how campy it all must have appeared.

Ah, memories.

Metaphysical Speaking Engagement – Crystals, Candles & Cauldrons in Baltimore, MD

Ahmadi Riverwolf and myself are giving another talk/discussion about Mediumship and Speaking with Spirits on Saturday, June 7th @ 7pm – this time, out at at Crystals, Candles & Cauldrons in Baltimore, Maryland.

It’s $5 to attend, and those who do will also get 10% off their purchases during their visit.

Crystals, Candles & Cauldrons
927B West 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-467-4111