Surviving Sisters is a boutique in Hyde Park, New York. Owner Kim Miller has has many paranormal experiences ranging from moved jewelry to dark shadows. There is a history of haunting. A former family experienced a doll move across the room. Footsteps have been heard. There was also the rumor of a husband killing his wife. Let’s just say the ghosts don’t agree… EVPs told us so. Of course the ghost could be lying through his paranormal teeth.
This ghost hunt was covered with video by the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Excerpt from Entities-R-Us, Ghost Hunter Comic blog by Terri J. Garofalo:
This little house was once a residence. It was moved from a former location to where it sits now. It’s now a lovely little 2-story consignment store called Surviving Sisters with a reputation for helping women in need. The owner Kim is a delightful woman who is eager to please and tell a good story. She had quite a few stories to tell! Jewelry is moved around the shop. A pair of earrings in particular managed to vanish when someone requested them. Voices are heard and the shadow of a man has appeared.
During the initial client interview, I turned on my digital voice recorder. As usual I picked up some interesting EVPs. The irony of this is I always catch more when I walk in, then we all sit down for an organized EVP session. I guess the ghosts are more relaxed. While Kim was telling her stories, a male spirit felt she wasn’t truthful. He said, “Bullshit!” He kept making commentary. Finally, during a heartfelt story, a female spirit told him to lay off. It was an interesting dialog. (I suspect the ghost wasn’t being truthful, for he denied treating his wife badly in life).
While we were talking, I could feel an energy next to me. I ran my hand through it at waist level and remarked about it. At the moment I picked up an EVP that said, “Look up.” It seems our male friend was standing next to me.
We split up the team. My group included IndyPara co-founder Donna Parish-Bishcoff, reporters Sarah Bradshaw and Christina Williams of the Poughkeepsie Journal. We began in the bar area in back. It seemed pretty quiet, but we did pick up a few clips.
Upon heading upstairs to join Nathan Schoonover formerly of Extreme Paranormal and his Paranormal Puck. The puck is one of those questionable devices. Nathan likes to use it for reading EMF fluctuations. We were mesmerized by the words. Soon it became apparent there was some connective meaning. The words “tweak,” “coin,” “bush,” “flag,” “nation,” “quarter,” “cabinet,” “believe,” and others kept repeating. I finally decided to investigate. I went downstairs to ask the owner if there was any method to the madness. Then I saw the plant or “bush” on the checkout counter “cabinet” with American “flags” stuck in it. The owner noted there was a quarter from another country that she put in the saucer under the plant. She looked… it was gone! She looked around and eventually found in in the draw of the counter “cabinet”… It was a Chinese “quarter” which explains the “nation” comment. This particular spirit is known for moving jewelry and objects to different places. To really validate this, I picked up an EVP that said “coin.” I guess the ghost decided to “tweak” the “coin.”
Click on the comic below and be transported to Entities-R-Us, Ghost Hunter Comic where you can view the series based on the Surviving Sisters investigation. Terri J. Garofalo often cartoons the IndyPara investigations.