Sorry, this blog is going to be a long one, so much packed into one fantabulous weekend. Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th saw me heading to the Old Cobourg Jail to spend some time with popular world renowned psychic and TV star of the show Rescue Mediums ....Jackie Dennison and one of her partners ... Steve Furlong for a few workshops and a Psychic Investigation of the haunted Cobourg Jail.
The weekend started with a Kick Off dinner on Friday night which was a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet both Jackie and Steve, the Producer of Rescue Mediums Michael and Researcher Consultant to the show Edna and not to be forgotten Norman "the travelling gnome" he's got an eye for the ladies though so I was told.
I was attending this event on my own, but I wasn't on my own for too long. I was shuffled about a bit then asked if I would mind sitting with a group of three other women Gale, Ellen and Darlene. It wasn't long before we started conversing and discussing the types of things that I do and the "spirit" visitors I've had since I was a little girl. They were loaded with questions that I tried to answer systematically before the next question came. We had lots of laughs and a great meal and an opportunity to take a few pics. Here's me with Jackie, she gave me such a cuddle.
This is Jackie with Michael the Producer of Rescue Mediums. We couldn't help notice how he looked like a young Robin Williams.
Saturday morning I was first on site for the morning workshop and sitting on my own in the room we would be working in directly across from the Solitary Confinement area of the jail. It was a bit spooky especially when the lights started to flicker....there was no mistaking that spirit was everywhere in that place. We did some great mediumship exercises, some psychic exchange work and meditations to meet guides....I got to do some psycometry work, which I'd never done and it was pretty amazing how accurately you can pick up things about the owner from an object of theirs. I was bang on with the girl I was working with (she'd given me a set of keys to work with). Lunch and back to work....this time working with our Pendulums. Items were hidden, we were given maps of the Jail and with our Pendulum set off to find out what the object was and where it was. We were also given a bag with items in and we were not allowed to touch them in anyway, just using our pendulum figure out what items were in the bag. A lot of work, a lot of questions, but a lot of fun too. Got some great ideas for exercises for the Pendulum course I'm putting together. Then time to nip home for a quick change to be back for the VIP dinner followed by instruction on preparing ourselves for a Psychic Investigation and then the thing we were all waiting for....the actual investigation of the hotel....haunted rooms, cells etc. culminating in a Seance in the Mortuary this was to run into the wee hours of the morning.
The excitement and energy in the room during dinner was over the top. If you can imagine a room filled with Energy workers, Mediums and two (yeah two) Paranormal Investigation teams. Again I was on my own, but not for long...Cody and her friend Karen came to sit with me and have dinner. We clicked immediately. They made up the women's Paranormal Investigation team and delighted in telling me all about the "haunted" room they were spending the night in. I couldn't resist the offer to go and check it out. Once inside (the rooms still have the original Jail bars in them) I could feel my throat tightening. I mentioned to Cody, that I thought someone had hanged themselves in here and as I said it, the ceiling fan above us stopped dead. Not slowed down and then stopped.....stopped dead. We tried to start it by pulling the chains, but it wouldn't go...it wasn't until we switched the switch over by the door that it came back on. My first contact with spirit for the night. We headed back to the dining room to eat and were joined by a friend of mine Darlene and another woman that had been on the morning workshop with me Maureen. We all had a great time discussing everything Spirit.
Once the GuWe headed downstairs as a group and listened to the Parnormal people show their equipment and what it does EMF's, Temperature Guns, Infared cameras, Monitors, EVP's....you name it..they had it! They'd be following us around and verifying with the equipment what we were sensing with our own abilities. After some meditation/protection/opening of senses we were off. I had been avoiding the Solitary Confinement cells all day because it was a very oppressive feeling in there, but I knew I'd come here for a reason and I was going for it. I ventured down to the last cell and started to work...I quickly connected with the spirit of a Male Guard. I was cold all down one side as he moved closer to me. The team brought in the temperature gauges and there was a noticeable 5 degree drop in temperature around one side of me. Next, the EMF meter that went crazy around me, infared cameras etc all capturing the moment and as I stood feeling this energy moving around me and talking with the investigative team that was with me, a pen dropped on the floor between us out of nowhere. We all checked to make sure none of us lost our pens but nope....we all had ours in our hands. Jackie came over and connected with the energy as well. She confirmed as did Steve who'd been there with me also that it was a guard and then all at once we all felt a blow to the back of the head. Our guard had been attacked by a prisoner resisting Solitary Confinement.
Next it was upstairs to the rooms to do some vigils in the haunted rooms. We started oddly enough with Cody's room #20. All the equipment was set up, lights out and we settled in and started asking for spirit to respond. The voice recorder captured a little more than we wanted as we had made contact with the swearing ghost who told us in NO uncertain terms where we could go. Next we were off to room #19 where we were all overwhelmed when we went in with a sense of un-balance, a couple of people felt very nauseous. The whole room was out of whack, and felt like standing on a ships deck in a storm. There were some knocks and bangs and our dowsing rods were spinning wildly. We got a lot of answers to our questions and some possible names that we turned over to Edna for her to research. We'll know the results of the research and all the Paranormal Investigators equipment in a week or two. When we were done wandering the halls and rooms, we gathered again in the basement (Solitary Confinement) and prepared to head into the Mortuary to begin our Séance....it was just past midnight now and the old building was just coming to life....lights flickering, things going bump in the night....but we were all anxious to do more.
We could only sit eight at the table at the time, so we would have to do two seatings for the Séance. We split into two and the first group sat while the second group watched quietly from the outer circle and then we switched positions.
When it was our groups turn, we took our seats had our hands touching, opened our Crown Chakra and starting sending the energy around the circle. Jackie started us off asking questions then as the energy started to fade I felt a young boy come to me. I told the group and Jackie handed over the Séance to me at that point as I was the one in contact with his energy. He was a beautiful little blonde haired boy, aged 8...Steve had him too and verified his age. He came around here to be with his Nana who used to work there. We were able to ascertain that he died in a drowning accident in nearby Lake Ontario. Again Edna our research assistant will be trying to verify that information, so I'll keep you posted. He slowly began to pull his energy back, we thanked him and carried on. Once we were done, we all headed back to the main jail to discuss our findings and wind down a bit.....the energy was still flowing wildly for most of us. As a matter a fact it turned out Cody continued on investigating until well into the morning. As I mentioned, Cody and I hit it off and you can bet there will be more joint investigations and adventures......So stay tuned.