Excluding the husbands I acquired .and the people I met on this journey through life, the first life-changing event occurred when I met Sarah Estep and discovered EVP. I suppose I never imagined that another would come my way but it did. On August 5, 2009, coming back from a trip to Tesco I happened to look up into the clear blue sky and saw two v. long vapour trails, what I now know to be called chem-trails. Then I noticed that a small white dot was doing a dance, going round and around one of these trails, disappearing as it went to the other side. I giggled to myself, thinking that someone was having such fun. And then, of course, realization set in as I knew that what I was seeing was out of the norm, at least in my eyes. Alas, I had to drive out of view and, when back home, immediately began Googling. (Thank God for creating the internet!) I came across not only chem-trails but Orbs. Well, I'd heard of them, of course, and seen photos of them that people had caught accidentally, most inside and some in gardens etc. Now I'd seen for myself what could be termed a UFO or an Orb. Wanting to learn more about them, and capture them for myself, I went out the very next day and bought my first digital camera, Sony DSC 4..
I also discovered FLICKR and joined, and just to start the ball rolling quickly uploaded what I called then ParaPics of all kinds that I was finding in my files and books. I also started photographing the sky for any anomalous phenomena but had to wait until Aug 31 before I captured my first plain Orb. What a thrill that was, but not quite as much as when I saw my first 'face' inside this white ring called an Orb.
Words can't sufficiently describe. What are Orbs, from where do they come and WHY? (There is a remarkable woman, a medium Spiritualist, who's been receiving Orbs for a very long time and she believes that they are cosmic doorways to the past and future and, as far as I can tell, she's probably correct). All I know is that I get pictures and scenes very similar to the ones she portrays on her site. Scenes of faces, people, animals, buildings, unknown objects etc etc Some Orbs are too dim to capture but many are very colourful. Some are not seen on the camera until you zoom in on them. Sometimes a tiny pinprick of light turns into the most beautiful picture and every night I stand on my doorstep and click away as night sets in, then spend the next hours or so poring over what I've captured and cropping them to upload onto FLICKR. It's the last question that niggles me, WHY? Is there any reason why we are being shown these Orbs or is it just an enlargement of our awareness?
I quickly discovered that Orbs are captured at dusk, dawn and night-time and the colder the weather the better. I always said that anyone can capture EVP, you don't have to be especially 'psychic' and at this moment I'm saying this about Orbs. Why all this fuss, you might be asking. Well, Orbs must have some kind of intelligence behind them because many of them, if not most or all, have PICTURES, FACES, SCENES, TABLEAUX on them or in them and they are known to respond to thoughts and words of various researchers.
At the end of August I also caught the full moon with faces around it. This was the first hint that not everything you might see in the skies above you is as it should be, in fact, it might be just the opposite! Everything you see in the air above you is NOT what you think it is. September brought me streaks of light in the sky (later to be termed rods or energy lights).. I started finding what I called Aerial Anomalies and heard about Trevor Constable's 'critters'. I've since captured dozens of them, (the most outstanding so far is the huge animal-type critter sitting on the wing of a Cardiff-bound plane). Among the Aerial Anomalies are: White dots in triangular formation and various alignments, writing in the sky (mostly unreadable), black triangular-shaped UFO (outside Tesco! Seems to be a very important place for me), and a large quadrilateral black UFO, just to start with.
The Tags given to my photos changed and matured as I progressed: Orbs, aerial anomalies, ectoplasm ghosts, spirits, night objects, paranormal, UFO's have all morphed into the umbrella tag of SKOTOGRAPH. I finally learned that early this century that Madge, the wife of Martin Donohoe, war correspondent on the Daily Chronicle, had been producing a bewildering variety of images on photos and other photographic material by some paranormal method. She was investigated by the SPR a F.W. Warrick and Felicia Scatcherd who coined the term SKOTOGRAPHY coming from the Greek meaning dark writing. Her images were sometimes less than desirable, as many of mine are, too, but spirit writing and similar effects such as landscapes, people, flowers, star constellations, jewels, birds, animals, hands, eyes, & faces were often seen and recognized for what they stood for.
It was at the end of October that I saw my first 'famous' person, or face that was recognizable to me as someone well-known, a film-star, John Wayne. Was it a coincidence that he was my mother's favourite actor, and that her husband, Tom (my step-dad) and she appeared the very same day? But they did. I've since found the actress who played Miss Marple, Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy, Marilyn Monroe, Gandhi and (few others) appearing from time to time. Why do famous people show themselves? Could be because they were excellent communicators, which makes it easier and also that they, as celebrities, love attention and the limelight.
I've received some intriguing images: 2 young men, from times of Crusades, hospitallers with red crosses on backs of white tabards and wearing white pill box hats., critters sitting on TV aerials with their houses on the roof; 2 old men, with walking aids, helping each other...
Then my father, who was killed during the war, showed himself to me on December 20, a nice Xmas present.
I now have a set called UNSTABLE UNIVERSE which shows objects appearing where they should not be: one such object, looking like an old cash register-type, is found on top of a snowy bush last winter. Another shows a sparsely dressed couple, probably sunbathing , in the place where a climbing leafy bush grows on the side of my neighbour's garage. Then what looks like a motorway scene with vehicles has usurped the place of my neighbour's big hosta leaves. And just recently A close-by long green hedge was replaced with some unknown object,a bit snake-like.