Check it out, January 24th, 2014 at 7pm. Jamie Pearce will be discussing her books; Historic Haunts Florida and Historic Haunts of the South, and some of her team's investigations. www.blogtalkradio.com/beyondparanormalradio
Historic Haunts Investigations has completed their second investigation at the Plaza Resort and Spa in Daytona, and yet again, had another great experience.
This time we had K2 activity in the area where the fire started that burnt down the original hotel. A K2 EMF meter picks up on electromagnetic fields, which are sometimes effected when spirits are near. Also, while investigating with security guard Craig Lew, we had a strange occurrence in what used to be Daytona’s most popular night club when it was open, Club 600 North. While investigating the old night club we noticed something very strange, a floor lamp that was lite up. Just 60 seconds earlier it wasn’t on. Upon examining the light, the bulb was extremely hot! It wasn’t on just a few seconds earlier and light bulbs do not heat up that fast. It felt as if the light had been on for hours.
Want to hear more about what goes on at the Plaza Resort and Spa? You can either wait for my third book, Historic Haunts of the South 2, or you can book a room at the Plaza and ask to stay in one of their most haunted rooms www.plazaresortandspa.com Or, even better, book an investigation with American Ghost Adventures so you can be part of a real investigations and book a room that same night for a total paranormal experience www.americanghostadventures.com
Founder Historic Haunts Investigations
This is a story about the house I live in, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
It was a reconstruction from 1940, but it sits on the original 18th century foundation and used to be an “ordinary” (similar to a coffee house today). It was called “Burdett’s Ordinary” in the 1700s. Some of our Founding Fathers visited this place, including; Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.
At 3am on Halloween night 2005, I was awoken to something strange. I had the feeling someone was watching me from near the foot of my bed. I looked and saw a man who stood over 6 feet tall and dressed in a dark brown period style suit, with graying hair. I looked closer and soon realized that this man looked exactly like George Washington! The next morning I got up and spoke to 2 friends of mine and told them what I had seen.
I then began to research this weird phenomenon and found some very interesting facts. Indeed, Mr. Washington hung out at this ordinary and that he was inaugurated in a suit which matched the description of the one I saw him wearing. I even found a portrait of President Washington in that same suit.
We often heard foot steps and the sound of furniture being moved and voices in the house. Everyone who ever came to visit me said they definitely felt something in the house.
Could it really have been George Washington? Or just the thought of living in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg controlled my dreams and thoughts? Who knows, but I know what I saw and it all seemed very real, and I WAS awake!
~Jamie Roush Pearce
Founder Historic Haunts Investigations
My Home Town News, Deland, Florida
By: Erika Webb
DeLand bookstore owner Cindy Raible was on a holiday inventory search when she came upon some "spirit-raising" books by Jacksonville author and cable television show guest Jamie Roush Pearce.
Mrs. Pearce's books, Historic Haunts Florida and Historic Haunts of the South, intrigued Ms. Raible who asked if the author would be willing to meet customers and sign copies of her books at Family Book Shop for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30.
Mrs. Pearce owns Jacksonville-based Historic Haunts Investigations and has been featured on the SyFy Channel's Ghost Hunters, the Travel Channel's Most Terrifying Places and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story.
She's not big on shopping in throngs, so she was more than willing to spend the biggest buying weekend of the year in the cozy independent bookstore sharing her thoughts and experiences with like-minded people.
Historic Haunts Florida, published in 2011, is in its third printing. Historic Haunts of the South was published in September, and, if all goes according to plan, she said a third book will be out in the spring.
Mrs. Pearce recalled her first supernatural experience, a pleasant and comforting, if not curious foray onto her life's path.
"I was five years old. My mom used to flip houses so we were in a different house every year," Mrs. Pearce explained.
One of those houses -- in St. Petersburg -- came unexpectedly equipped.
"My mom tucked me in one night and I fell asleep," Mrs. Pearce said. "When I woke up, there was an older woman standing over me. She pulled the blankets up, like she was tucking me in. She kissed me on the forehead and disappeared."
The encounter didn't frighten Mrs. Pearce, who said her family was always very open and accepting of the "many things out there we don't know".
Her passion for genealogy has revealed many of the women in her family were prone to paranormal experiences.
Instead her thoughts meandered to questions:
"Who was it? What was it? Why?"
Thirty years later she's still asking, still seeking and sharing her observations and experiences with other curiosity seekers.
"Genealogy, history and ghosts, that sums me up," Mrs. Pearce said. "I've always loved cemeteries. They have a lot of history and stories to tell."
Growing up, she conducted unscientific "mini investigations." After high school, she went on to the HCH Institute, for hypnotherapy and psycho-spiritual trainings, in Lafayette, CA, where she earned her parapsychology certificate, under the tutelage of "Professor Paranormal" Loyd Auerbach.
"He taught me a lot," Mrs. Pearce said.
Other mentors included a clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient psychic and "fully-conscious medium" Chip Coffey. He hosted "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal," which aired on A&E and Biography and was on 31episodes of the popular A&E Network series, "Paranormal State." Mr. Coffey has been interviewed on numerous talk shows and in several newspapers and magazines.
"He's an amazing psychic medium," Mrs. Pearce said.
John Zaffis, "Godfather of the Paranormal", has studied and investigated the paranormal for nearly 40 years and hosted SyFy's "Haunted Collector."
Mrs. Pearce said she worked with and learned much from him at book signings and investigations.
There are two things with which she is not down: run of the mill stories and sacrificing integrity for ratings or attention.
From "haunted tales of paranormal pachyderms" in her first book to educating people who entrust her with their potentially haunted homes and businesses, Mrs. Pearce seeks to interest others and to tell the truth.
"I interview people first to find out why they think their (space) is haunted," Mrs. Pearce said. "We use electro-magnetic field detectors, digital recorders to capture (electronic voice phenomena) and infrared full spectrum (photography) to try to record anything that might be going on. We tell them what we find, don't find and if anything's going on."
Sometimes, she said, what is going on is as simple as electricity. She's not about to make it more than what it is.
"Buildings with EMF can make you think you see things, feel things ... you feel strange," she explained. "It's very unhealthy to live in that environment. If the (electrical) box is putting off EMF we tell them to get it grounded, rewired. Oftentimes that's what it was."
Other times, she said, it can be a wandering entity doing "just weird stuff."
"I ask is it bothering you?" she said. "Usually they'll say no and I tell them maybe just leave it be."
Maybe her greatest offering to others is her lack of fear.
"I'm not scared of death," Mrs. Pearce said. "I'm in touch with God and I've tried to live a good life. I think there's a heaven and some people that don't go on ... they're not ready yet so they hang around or don't know they're dead."
And as far as television goes, she's not going to pretend to be terrified in order to boost ratings.
"I'm not gonna lie to be on TV. It wasn't terrifying," Mrs. Pearce said referring to the filmed encounters. "I could care less about it and it's my credibility."
Because the author has traveled to most of the sites in her books and has even conducted investigations at many, readers are taken along for quite a ride.
From St. Augustine to Pensacola, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, the Florida Keys and even the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse in Ponce Inlet, "Historic Haunts of Florida" includes her personal experiences at each location as well as hours of research and interviews with others about each.
"Unfortunately ghosts, as I like to say, do not perform on cue," Mrs. Pearce wrote in the book's forward. "In situations where my personal experiences were limited, I tried to interview people who lived or worked at the locations, past or present."
In "Historic Haunts of the South," Mrs. Pearce visited more sites in Florida as well as in Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. Restaurants, hotels, old homes, a sanatorium, penitentiary, bridge and the Capitol Building in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., are among the locations featured.
Her genealogy research also has revealed the author is related to the Randolphs of Williamsburg.
Friends told her donning the 18th century garb gave her the "snobby attitude of a Randolph".
She was perfectly comfortable in the dress and each time she's visited Williamsburg, she's felt a familiarity, as though she may have been there in another lifetime.
As shoppers came into the store to browse, Mrs. Pearce offered her personal views on holiday shopping.
"A lot of books are going out for Christmas this year. I try to hit the mom and pop shops and antique stores," she said. "I love antiques."
"My niece, she's gotta have Aeropostale, so I break down and do that," she added, laughing.
She likes to haunt the farmers' markets.
"Without them, where would we be?" she said.
And she prefers turning pages to scrolling when she reads.
"I love the smell of books. We need to keep books around," she said.
Even though her Christmas shopping has "been done for like a month and a half," Mrs. Pearce couldn't resist checking out downtown DeLand while she was here.
"I went downtown to prowl around," she said. "I love that theater."
An unmistakable gleam in her eye suggested her prowling may have yielded more material. It remains to be seen whether or not the Athens or any of DeLand's other historic buildings will show up in book four.
Many people ask me what type of equipment my team Historic Haunts Investigations uses. Well, we use a lot of different pieces because some spirits seem to be drawn to one meter over another.
First off, we have digital recorders in hopes of capturing EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) or other strange noises that go bump in the night. We have regular still cameras, full spectrum and infrared cameras in hopes of capturing full body apparitions, shadow figures, energy ribbons, or even spirit vales.
We use several different EMF (electromagnetic field) meters. This gives us an accurate reading of what the normal EMF is of a location because spirits are known to manipulate the EM field. We have; K2 EMF Meter, 822A Digital EMF, Mel Meter Hybrid, Gauss Master, and several others. We even have a REM Pod which puts off its own EM field and when something comes near or touches the REM Pod it will break its natural EM field and alert us that something is present.
We also have motion detectors so if something is present we may not see it alerts us to the activity. They are also used for when we are in a different area, we can set these up and they will let us know to relocate to the active location.
Another item we use is several different temperature meters. We have the Mel Hybrid which I mentioned above because it reads EMF and temperature. We also have a temperature gun which we point and shoot to get a reading. Spirits are known to draw energy from the air to materialize and this causes the temperature to drop.
I have also always said during an investigation, pay attention to ALL your senses. They are a piece of equipment as well. Sight, sounds, smell, taste, touch, and that gut feeling all come into play during investigations.
There is also a very cheap piece of equipment we use that we have had a lot of success with. The Mag Flashlight! We ask yes or no questions and tell the spirits to touch one light or the other in response to the questions. You turn the flash light to where it is almost on and this makes it very easy for the spirits to work with. They are around $10 and are a great starter item for anyone wanting to get into the paranormal. Besides, we can all use them for safety.
This next one is a toy, but it is actually a great little item. A child’s night vision spy camera. Sounds silly, I know, but we have captured some interesting footage with this piece of equipment.
These are just a few pieces of the equipment we use. We also use trigger objects; toys if there are children ghosts, pet toys if it is a spirit of a pet, and many other trigger objects depending on the setting.
Happy Hauntings Everyone!
Jamie Roush Pearce
Founder Historic Haunts Investigations
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Fantastic event at The Family Book Shop in Deland Florida. Jamie Roush Pearce appeared at the independently owned book store and worked behind the counter, waiting on the customers, and shared stories about her paranormal adventures.
Even made a few friends along the way. Thank you to Savannah, Cindy, Scott, Randy and Ink & Smudge for a great day!
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