Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Spirit Watch Conference Part 1: Mike Ricksecker

Mike Ricksecker at the SpiritWatch conference
Rob and Mike
On Nov. 2nd I had the great opportunity to partake in a conference with several famous Paranormal folks, that included Dustin Pari, John Tenney (the 2 speakers), my friend Mike Ricksecker and others.

  For those who don't know Mike, he's written two books on ghosts, one for Maryland and one for Oklahoma. He's also written two great mysteries (both of which I highly recommend).
Spirit Watch event poster
 
 Mike Ricksecker - Paranormal and Mystery Author, Investigator, and Ghostorian. Mike has been featured on  Animal Planet's The Haunted and Bio Channel's My Ghost Story!   His website is: www.rrdevelopments.com/mike
    In addition to his books, he has collectable ghost cards of haunted places, and tee-shirts on his website. http://www.rrdevelopments.com/mike/shop/merchandise.html

BOOKGHOSTS OF MARYLAND  Synopsis
Explore the supernatural history of Maryland through ghost stories and legends, and discover why the state may be one of the most haunted in America. Learn how a woman, killed by an oil lamp, locked the parlor doors of her house from her coffin. Play cards with the devil in a home where a ghost led a player to a hidden gold chain. See the impression left in a bed at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd house and discover what person of infamy may have left it. Solve the mystery of the ghost of a headless peddler that kept pointing a stick at the ground, and read about the testimony of a ghost used in court. With over 100 ghost stories and an atlas to guide you, this comprehensive collection includes details unearthed for the first time in decades!
 
Joy, Clay, Mike and Rob
 WHO IS SPIRITWATCH? -  We both posed for a picture with Joy and Clay Smith of SpiritWatch, the great group that put this event together. They're based out of Winchester, Virginia (where the conference was held).
  Spirit Watch is a group of experienced, mature, logic based investigators who approach our work in a scientific , methodical way to find answers, no matter what those answers may be. Investigators are solicicted from varied backgrounds to best serve the needs of the client / investigation. For their website, go to http://www.spiritwatch.net/#!home/cxxz


 NEXT: Spirit Watch Conference Part 2: Dustin Pari

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14