"7 nights inside the rectory...so far" by Matt Karre of Niagara Paranormal Investigations
It took me awhile to write this blog, because how do you put all of the experiences I've had in the two years that I have been going to the rectory into words?
I guess you really can't so here is my best shot. To all those that have never set foot inside the rectory, the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with what can only be described as a very heavy, almost hard to breathe feeling, that sets a foreboding tone for what the night will bring.The rectory holds what I believe to be residual spirits, as well as many very intelligent entities, including some of which that are negative in nature. The experiences my group has had, as well as the audio and visual evidence we have captured, in my humble opinion, cannot be duplicated at any other location.
There and Back Again . . . Guest blog by Melissa Coleman, St. Cloud, Minnesota
We've been to the rectory many times and glad I finally have a chance to tell our haunted adventures there. It's different each time. We just never know what to expect.The Sedamsville Rectory has made believers out of skeptics and shown some hard core seasoned paranormal investigators exactly what they've been searching for. The unknown . . . and it can be nasty and terrifying . . . right in your face. Makes you want to run and hide, but then you stop and go, “What the hell just happened,” and it's kinda cool.
RUH ROH !!! by Jennifer Sanders, Lead Investigator of C.S.S.
Printed with Permission from: Colorado Spirit Seekers
March 2015 was our third trip to the Sedamsville Rectory. On two previous visits (2011, 2013) we collected numerous EVP's and each of our five member team had some startling personal experiences.
We love the rectory and in the four years you've allowed paranormal investigators you haven't raised your rates. I respect that you didn't jack your prices up simply because you were on several TV shows. You keep it affordable and we respect the fact that you put the money back into the restoration. It was great seeing the latest renovations during our most recent trip to Cincinnati.
We actually used the 2 for 1 offer this time around and were able to spend Friday and Saturday night in your amazing building. Thanks for giving us such this opportunity, especially for those of us traveling some distance to get to you.
Emily and the Pukwidgie by Aaron Bilbrey
For the past 3 years, my group, Dayton Ohio Supernatural, has been investigating the rectory to the point of over-familiarity. Several people, who have gone with us in the past, now refuse to return. It’s too much for some of them. Too personal. I suppose that is the same reason I keep returning.
The first time we went was early into our ghost hunting obsession. There were 2 female investigators and myself. Tim gave us the requisite tour and we familiarized ourselves with our new surroundings. After he left, I began to walk around the ground floor with my recorder. As I walked from the piano room and into the hallway, I immediately heard a growl at the bottom of the steps. I very quickly walked out to the back porch and played the recording for my partners. We were all quite excited to have heard something so early into our investigation but our enthusiasm soon waned as little else happened for the next few hours. It wasn’t until around 2:30 that things started to happen.
"Where did he go?" By W.J. Lowell of the L.S.S., Forth Worth, Texas May 2015
- Posted with permission -
Thanks for letting us investigate your place. We won't forget it anytime soon. About us. Been ghost hunting for about 10 years or more. Hit most of the well known places. Not a fan of the para TV shows, but some friends of mine from Michigan mentioned your location when we met up in Gettysburg last summer. I don't put stock in what others say.
My wife Anna was more curious than me. She got on your web site and must have read every single blog you wrote. She was telling me bits and showing me pics. Didn't take a lot of convincing to get us to plan a trip to head your way.
Nothing but respect for the work you guys have done there. It's beautiful. Always wanted to do restoration work myself. The investigation started with our team of four setting up the dvr system, running cables to the cameras. Nothing felt weird at all.
In Search of Angels by Terrie M. Scott
I spent the greater part of the holiday weekend watching films I had not seen in decades. “Escape from New York,” “Jaws,” “Poltergeist,” “City of Angels,” “Legion” and more. It occurred to me that with so much time, effort and money spent in search of “scary things,” why isn't the same amount of time, effort and money spent in search of angels? It's a fair question.
Is there no thrill from encountering an angel? We know good and evil exists. Most of us believe in a Heaven and Hell.
Demons are fallen angels, as we are taught. And, demons can not exist with out the presence of good angels. Checks and balances on the spiritual and earthly planes.
Yet, I have never heard anyone book an investigation at the rectory in the hopes of encountering angels among us.
“Creep Crawler” Guest Blog by Jason Hoffman of Dark Forest Paranormal
Based on an investigation with “Haunted Cincinnati Tours,” Dan Smith (Owner) – May 2015
Shared with Permission:
It’s been 7 long months since I’ve stepped foot in The Sedamsville Rectory. For good reason. You may leave Sedamsville, but Sedamsville never leaves you. I’ve tried in the past months to step away from the paranormal. At least take a break until I get my head back in the game. This past year and a half has been all about change. New Job, new home, new friendships and new relationships. All occurring pretty much at once, and that’s a lot for one person to handle. But they say God doesn’t throw more at you then you can handle, well I must be great at multitasking.
I’ve been in the field for almost 15 years, helping people with their paranormal problems. I’ve investigated some of the most infamously haunted locations in the US. It was time for a break. However, it didn’t last long. I shortly was thrown right back into it. I was asked to consult on a case with a local group, I was then contacted about working on a special “Project” that as of present time I cannot give any further details on, and I was given the opportunity to work for Haunted Cincinnati Tours. That is how I ended back at the Sedamsville Rectory last night.
The Metal Comb - Shared with permission from Betty and Stan Richardson from New York.
Stan and I just want to thank you for allowing us to visit your location. It was our first trip to your area and we appreciated the tips on where to visit during our stay. The museums were wonderful and the view from the Levee was quite lovely.
As promised, I would like to share our “rectory investigation” with you and your readers. I'm a retired school principal and Stan is retired Army. We've traveled throughout the world and have enjoyed pursuing our interest over our 40 year marriage together. Stan fancies himself as an explorer of sorts and I gladly tag along. His interest in the paranormal stems from the loss of his mother as a young boy. He swears to this day that he saw her materialize soon after her funeral, but he was young and also realized it could have been grief manifesting itself.
It has taken me almost a year to tell this story of our visit to The Sedamsville Rectory and for good reason. Of course I did share what happened to us with Terrie directly and she asked if we would share our experiences in writing. I obliged her in her request and promised a video in the near future which hasn't yet been completed yet. Every time I start to work on the footage or write about the building, bad luck strikes me down. Now it’s likely a big coincidence, but it already began when I start the notes on this story. I am not sure where to begin, so I guess I'll start from the moment we heard of this location and the events that took place leading up to our early departure from the Rectory.
Expedition Apparition – letter from guests of the Sedamsville Rectory
Tim and I were searching for something on YouTube recently and came across a 3 part documentary about the Sedamsville Rectory by the young film makers from Expedition Apparition. We were concerned by what happened to them, so we reached out to them to make sure they were both okay.
The following letters are the replies from both young men, who have given us permission to share their story.
Soon, we will also be posting their film - in its entirety - to our website, as well as their second film shot last year. You don't want to miss it.
Letters from Joe and Tyler of Expedition Apparition:
Spooked for Real : A letter to the Sedamsville Rectory
Printed with permission -
Hey guys, thanks for letting us visit your amazing place. The work you've done to restore the building is great. It was a real privilege to finally get to see it for ourselves. We have a place in Missouri that we are restoring. We know how much work it is.
Your place has been on our radar for quite some time. We follow your blogs so had a good idea what's been going on. We keep an open mind though because you never know if you're gonna catch anything. We're skeptics mainly, at least we were until our visit to your rectory.
My friend and I have investigating for over 15 years. Been all over the country, some small places and some well known like the Stanley or Eastern State. We started hearing a lot of good feedback about your place.
“All the King's Horses” by Terrie M. Scott
All the king's horses and all the king's men, couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
How do you pick up the pieces after being shattered by something you can't even begin to understand?
We didn't ask for this.
We didn't seek it out.
Stumbling across it was purely by accident and had nothing to do with paranormal at the time. I was simply looking for someplace I could move into at the heels of a failed marriage. Anyone who has seen photographs of the rectory knows how beautiful the interior is, what amazing potential it had.
It's been October since my last blog.
“Needful Things” by Terrie M. Scott, October 22, 2014
A basic theme that seems to carry throughout the paranormal field is the belief that spirits (ghosts, entities etc) attach themselves to objects that once held meaning to them. Sometimes it's a location, often times it's an object like a jewelry box or smoking pipe. Objects that are significant to a deceased person in some way. The belief then follows that when we come into contact with these objects that we become connected to that spirit in some way. Almost as if that object creates a bridge between our world and theirs.
“ 'The power of Christ compels you' and other clever exorcist catchphrases...” by Terrie M. Scott
I have not written a blog since our appearance on the new “Ghost Adventures: AFTERSHOCKS,” which aired., June 14, 2014. We were pleased to be one of the few locations asked back for a follow up. The Travel Channel has picked the rectory as one of the “most haunted locations in America.” Cool beans.
The GAC crew flew us to Las Vegas for the on air interview with Zak, and then the re-enactments were done here in Cincinnati. First class all the way. We have nothing but favorable things to say about our experience with Zak, Aaron, Nick and production crew of Ghost Adventures. They take this stuff seriously and treated us with the utmost respect.
Zak was happy to see that I was stronger and not as fearful as I was when he first met me. Which leads me to my next comment. I hope you all saw the pics online of further renovations at the rectory. Someone said to me recently that my renovations “raised eyebrows” because I said numerous times I am afraid to go in there.
We first appeared on GHOST ADVENTURES back in October 2012. Their new show AFTERSHOCKS invites some of their guests back for follow ups. It was nice to be asked back. Watch the SEDAMSVILLE RECTORY return this Saturday, June 14th - on the Travel Channel.
PIKACHU by Terrie M. Scott, May 14, 2014
I had a Stephen King moment yesterday.
We've known for quite some time that something is trying to hurt Tim and I. We've accepted that. As I said in the GAC episode, whatever is there won't be happy till it kills us. For my part, I think I have come to terms with it quite well. Tim struggles with it far more than I ever have. But, then again, my faith is stronger.
We've also known for some time (and, I have written about it in my blogs before) that the activity has continued in my own home. Whether by the “subway” as Zak described it, attaching itself to us or something that is unique to my home.
I live in a 130 year old historic home, beautiful Victorian. It's known its own share of heartbreak. The home owners that built it both died in this home, as did three of their children. I don't need activity where I live. But, it does happen. Things get tossed around, thrown about, moved, displaced, slammed, sobbing, crying, phantom smells and an array of otherworldly spooky things that my son-in-law has been dealing with himself the past several months. He's staying with me for awhile after coming down from NYC. He's been dealing with the haunting at my home. (Sorry, Jay)
There's a new Sheriff in town... by Terrie M. Scott, April 28, 2014
Hey guys, hope you are well. What brought you to studying paranormal? A personal experience? The loss of a loved one? Some people just flat out don't believe. Others believe blindly. Most are somewhere in the middle, with a healthy, “I have to see it for myself to believe it...” attitude.
I was born in 1964, so during my day we'd watch films like “The Werewolf” or “Dracula's Castle” while lying on our living room floor, our faces just a mere inches from the screen. We all loved ghost stories. My parents had a couple of books about ghost and the supernatural that they got from a book club and I remember looking at the black & white photographs of the ghostly images and wondering if it could possibly be real.
END GAME by Terrie M. Scott, April 10, 2014
Someone I care about is being played with like a puppet. No one has this much bad luck over this length of time. I've talked to enough people that know far more than I do about this from Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures to John Zaffis of the Haunted Collector.
Sometimes evil does seep in... whether you like it or not. The more you resist, the more if engulfs you and finally just sweeps you away... END GAME. Not everyone has a strong faith and I know enough to understand that faith does matter.
TRAPPED by Terrie M. Scott, March 10, 2014
Yes, I know. It's been awhile. Too many have written and asked if we are okay since it's been four months since my last blog in November. A lot has happened, good and bad.
My daughter was married at the end of December, which was a good thing. But, the following month on January 30th, I lost my best friend . . . a pint sized Corgi-Jack Russell Terrier mix named CAPONE. He was my constant companion and for those of you who follow this blog, you know the turmoil we've faced the past three years. Capone was my life line and he died suddenly and unexpectedly. We loved him dearly and I miss him terribly.
Letters to the Sedamsville Rectory by Terrie M. Scott, November 6, 2013
Hey everyone. Been a few weeks since my last blog and I've been down with the flu for two weeks now. I did want to let you know we have a Rover 2.0 which will come in handy at the Rectory. We can send the rover inside then listen and watch from the safety of our car.
Initiate Project Rover -
Rather than trying to write something insightful in a flu med induced haze, I will share some thoughts from recent visitors to the Rectory. These are their thoughts and opinions, and I appreciate them sharing their personal experiences with us.
Land of Illusion by Terrie M. Scott, October 8, 2013
Hey everyone! How are you enjoying your October thus far? I love October. It's without a doubt my favorite month of the year. The trees are gorgeous, the temperature is just right, Krispy Kreme has their pumpkin spice donuts out, Kings Island has “Fear Fest” open till 1am where you can ride the BEAST and take in the haunts, as well as all the spooky attractions that are open, such as “Land of Illusion” in Middletown, Lewisburg Haunted Cave, Dent Schoolhouse, and so many more. Of course, Halloween!!! BEST time of a year.
I bet all the other months are jealous of October.
Haunted attractions are cool and fun to go too, but they aren't quite the same as a real haunting. I was at Fear Fest recently... Waited over two hours for one of the haunted attractions to have people jump out and scream in my face through dry ice...
GHOST ADVENTURES: REVISITED by Terrie M. Scott, September 29th, 2013
Every once in awhile, someone leaves a post about seeing about GHOST ADVENTURES episode from Season 7 October 2012 re-air on the Travel Channel.
I always think to myself, “That's nice.” But, I don't rush to the TV to catch it for myself. As a matter of fact, other than when it actually aired? I have only watched our episode twice and that was over a year ago.
So, last night when a friend posted that our episode was on... I reluctantly decided to REVISIT our time spent with the GHOST ADVENTURES crew – Zak, Nick and Aaron.
I saw on the program guide that our episode was re-airing at 2am. Do I open that door and take a peek or not? It's been so long...
I was hoping I would be able to handle it better. I can assure you that as intense as this episode appears to be? It's nothing to what it was like to actually BE THERE and be a part of the exorcism on the property. The experience was quite different in person. Very disturbing.
PICNICS with PUKWUDGIES by Terrie M. Scott, July 31, 2013
Kids? Don't try this at home. So, this has been an interesting and humorous week. I'll share some things from Facebook so you can see where this is going.
Monday, July 29th 10:31pm - Terrie here! As luck would have it, I find myself at the Rectory by myself tonight. Tim and I are having "issues" as I have addressed in my blog. I have never in two years been here ALONE. Hearing walking above me. Listening to THE GREAT GATSBY soundtrack.... turning it up REALLY LOUD! Wonder if the Rectory likes jazz/hip hop. Wish me luck. Scared, very much so. Hate being here alone.
THE CONJURING WE GO! Hi Ho the Demon Oh! by Terrie M. Scott, July 18, 2013
THE CONJURING WE GO! The Conjuring we go! Hi Ho the Demon Oh! The Conjuring we go!
Everyone sing along!!! Sing to the tune of "A Hiking We Will Go." Trust me, it will get stuck in your head. You can thank me later.
I was already having a particularly bad day yesterday. A stack of paperwork to fill out that even DaVinci himself could not translate. More absurdity from our legal system. The wheels of our justice system spinning ever so slowly like we're in Bedrock and not the space age.
ABIGAIL'S LETTER by Terrie M. Scott, July 16, 2013
Hey everyone! I already have my tickets to see THE CONJURING on Thursday evening. I'm extremely interested to see something I can actually relate to. I'm sure I'll be writing about it once I climb out from under my bed...
I receive a lot of email from well meaning people with words of advice or offering to help . All with good intentions. I could do this as a full time job, just trying to keep up with it all. I don't reply very often anymore. I just can't. I'm not trying to be rude, but I'm trying to have a wall between myself and the effects of the Rectory. Spending the day answering emails about all that nasty crap, just defeats the purpose.
A couple of weeks ago, after I published my blog entitled “The Conjuring,” I received a letter which I can not ignore. I'd like to share it with you. Shared with Abigail's permission.
“The Conjuring” by Terrie M. Scott, July 3, 2013
“The Conjuring” is a new paranormal movie that opens on July 19th. It's about paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren working to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Based on a true story.
I'm interested to see it. I'm sure I will amend this blog with my own thoughts and impressions once I see the film.
Lady in the Green Pillbox Hat by Terrie M. Scott, June 13, 2013.
Strange title, huh? Well, this is a rather strange story, but one that haunts both Tim and I to this day. It's also one that we both think of quite often. I'll do my best to tell it.
March 2011 is when we first began renovations of the Rectory. From the moment we were given the keys to this place that had sat empty for quite some time, strange things began to happen. Our lives were fairly normal back then. Pretty much like everyone else. Our own personal dramas to contend with but certainly nothing “paranormal.”
Trouble soon followed and not trouble of any we had ever encountered previously in either of our lives. It's like when we turned that key and stepped inside the Rectory, we opened a doorway into something dark and unknown that would quickly take a keen interest in us personally in and outside of the Rectory.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE by Terrie M. Scott, May 18, 2013
This is a Test of the Emergency Broadcast System. Do you believe we're tested? As human beings, I mean. Or is everything a string of random events and coincidences? Who is conducting these tests? Some giant SAT God in the sky?
Tested for what purpose? If demons dwell on Earth, then there are angels among us also. Are they truly in a cosmic battle for our souls?
I don't want to get into a lengthy discussion on theology. Whatever God means to you personally or how a higher life form is represented to you is your own business.
In the 2005 film “Constantine” (starring Keanu Reeves) we are told that “We're born capable of terrible things, but then sometimes something else comes along and gives us just the right nudge.”
The NOT so "EVIL DEAD"... by Terrie M. Scott, April 16, 2013
Let me begin my expressing my deepest condolences and prayers to those affected by the tragedy in Boston. Our thoughts are with you all.
As for my blog, I've never been a fan of gore films. By gore films, I mean movies devoid of a decent plot (IMHO)and that have no choice but to fall back on senseless gore to fill the minutes up.
Slasher flicks that always have the same idiotic young adults sleeping around, who end up being hacked to death in their parents house or at some remote camp site. You know the films - unsuspecting, sex charged teens getting picked off one by one.
HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY the 13th are examples of successful slasher flicks. They've stood the test of time and countless sequels.
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET scared the bejeesuz out of me. Freddy Krueger was a terrifying character and brought new meaning to nightmares. There was plenty of sheer terror and a compelling plot to justify the blood.
PARANORMAL PARASITE by Terrie M. Scott, April 8, 2013.
As guests of the Sedamsville Rectory know, I have all but removed myself as a physical presence from that place. I have done so for my own mental, emotional and physical well being.
I have been a science nerd and logical minded person my entire life. Actually, received the only “A” in my LOGIC professor's teaching history in college. But, after my involvement with the Sedamsville Rectory I see things in a different light. Things are not black and white. There is a definite gray area which science can not explain away.
"Yoga Masters of the Paranormal" by Terrie M. Scott, March 8, 2013
Sorry it's been awhile since my last blog. Life tends to get in the way sometimes, as I am sure you can all appreciate. Hope you're well.
Since my last blog on the WALKING DEAD, I've managed to see THE HOBBIT again (my fave movie). Ashlee was actually out in Hollywood last month for THE HOBBIT Oscar party. She was stunning in her formal gown on the red carpet. She finally got to meet Dominic Monaghan, the only Hobbit she had yet to meet. TheOneRing.net had a live feed at their Oscar party, so it was fun watching the activities even though I couldn't be there in person. I saw Ashlee walk past the camera a few times. Very exciting.
Hey everyone. I realize it's been a couple of weeks since my last blog, but I've been busy having migraines and preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse.
Are any of you WALKING DEAD fans? Omg, I love that show. I mean seriously. I was prepared to watch it from the first episode, but they lost me after the horse got ripped to shreds. I just can't stomach seeing animals being torn apart like that. But, my daughter, Ashlee convinced me to watch it again and she actually gives me a heads up before an animal gets killed.
So, I watched Seasons One & Two and caught up on Season Three in one week, last week. Today is Sunday and another new episode airs tonight, so it's a WALKING DEAD kinda day. Fans will appreciate my photo featuring Daryl.
I'm a gamer too, so seeing Zombies wiped out doesn't bother me. Left4Dead is my favorite video game, along with the Resident Evil and the Silent Hill series.
“MAMA” *Spoiler Alert* blog by Terrie M. Scott, January 21, 2012
I've had a very stressful weekend and this week is only going to get worse... Let's just say that Saturday can't come soon enough.
A friend suggested I give my mind a break for a few hours and go see a movie. Besides THE HOBBIT, which I LOVE, as you know being a die hard Lord of the Rings fan, the only other movie I've seen recently was “Les Miserables” with Rachel on Christmas Day.
Hmm, last musical movie I enjoyed was “Oliver” from 1968 and “Chorus Line.” Aside from Anne Hathaway's song and the little girl, I'm not a huge fan of “Les Miserables” the MOVIE – just struck me as a kind of French version of “Beetlejuice” with all those creepy people and prostitutes. I had forgotten about it before I left the parking lot. Sorry to all you Les Mis fans.
Hey, I'm a “Walking Dead, “Fringe” and “Law & Order” addict. Wait, there is another musical I enjoyed, “Once More With Feeling” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Lol Cue: “They got the mustard out!”
Dreams by Terrie M. Scott, January 16, 2013
Dreams are fascinating, don't you think? When I was in college, back in the 80's (...when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and the disco Gods rained down upon us) - one of the electives I took was "Dream Psychology."
Dreams are ways in which your subconscious mind communicates with you. To interpret it, you need to analyze the meaning of your dreams.
In a nutshell: "Dreams are thoughts, emotions and the images shaped by them, which are encountered when asleep. One has dreams during the rapid eye movement sleep. Various theories on dream interpretations exist but the real purpose of dreams is still unknown. Dreams are closely associated with human psychology. Research shows that during an average lifespan, a human being spends about six years in dreaming which is around two hours every night.
In the class, we were required to perform a ritual upon waking - it might sound silly, but it actually does work. When you wake up, lie perfectly still. Don't sit up, don't roll over, just remain still with your eyes closed.
A big can of "Whoop Ass" by Terrie M. Scott, January 8, 2013
Having a killer migraine. There are people that think a lot and are cold and unfeeling. And, there are people that care deeply and don't think much about anything. Then, there are people that think a great deal and care deeply also. I am one of those that think a lot and care deeply, which is probably why I am prone to headaches and depression. Just an observation. Seriously, my head is about to explode. Hurts so bad. Ugh This is one of those "do-over" days.
Sigh... Well, I've written a few blogs lately and as you may have noticed I've conveniently managed not to directly address the Rectory. That was intentional, I can assure you.
However, after yet another night hoping for sleep and fighting off nightmares, I guess it's time to address it once again.
I don't think a lot about the TV shows that have filmed at the Rectory. My life doesn't afford me the luxury of too much time to sit around and reflect on those events.
But, I woke up this morning with the image in my head of what the Ghost Adventures crew captured at the Rectory. I remember sitting in their truck while they showed it to us. That I remember like it was yesterday.
Dinosaurs, aliens and ghosts, oh my! By Terrie M. Scott, December 29, 2012
I see we all survived the Mayan doomsday. Time to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. har har har
2012 is coming to a close. It's been a tough year, for everyone. One can only hope that 2013 brings better times for all of us.
I also hope that 2013 brings the paranormal community back to a more agreeable frame of mind. Too much negativity.
I'm not going to get into a lengthy debate about it, but the spirit world and paranormal activity have always been controversial subjects.
Paranormal research is not an exact science, nor are you guaranteed activity just because you walk through the door.
However, unless you are a Halloween attraction, I don't think anyone should be manufacturing activity. That just blurs the lines between real evidence and hocus pocus nonsense. As much as I hate to admit it... I am not Harry Potter. I can't just wave a magic wand and say, "Release the ghosts!"
"Goodbye, cruel world!" By Terrie M. Scott, December 20, 2012 (aka Day Before the End of the World)
Well, it's been nice knowing all of you. As you may have heard those pesky Mayans predict that tomorrow is the end of the world. I am thankful I got to see THE HOBBIT before it happened. As I prepare for the zombie apocalypse, I have some thoughts I would like to share with you.
Disclaimer: I do not believe the world is going to end. Partake on this doomsday satire. I will laugh in the security of my underground bunker (protection from those giant rock things hurling towards Earth), wearing my aluminum foil hat (so the aliens can't scan my brain waves, of course) sipping my frozen margarita, surrounded by my fur babies. The rest of you guys are on your own. Go dig your own bunker. har har har.
HAPPY HOBBIT WEEK!!! by Terrie M. Scott, December 17, 2012
The last week has been full of highs and lows. First, let me pay my deepest condolences to those families that lost children and loved ones in Connecticut. What a sad, senseless tragedy. As a parent, I grieve with them. Man's inhumanity to man. Sickens me. Our prayers are with all of them.
A couple of incredible things have happened since my last blog that I am going to share with you.
Schròdinger’s Cat by Terrie M. Scott, December 2, 2012
Before I begin, I want to send a thanks out to everyone again for your kind letters of support. And, thanks to everyone that sends in their stories about experiences at the Rectory. I do appreciate it.
I'm not so naive as to think anyone should declare a place haunted. Nothing is that black and white. I'm not even going to go there. If there is such a thing as ghosts? And, I tend to believe that there is definitely something intruding into our space given my personal experiences the past year... Then, it is my opinion that they are everywhere. I don't think these "experiences" confine themselves to specific locations. Perhaps it's more appropriate to say that they may linger around particular locations that they have some attachment to or are drawn to.
"The Duke?" by Terrie M. Scott, November 26, 2012
This falls into the category of "pet peeve" blog, but indulge me.
While driving to the Rectory, Tim was telling me about a conversation he had a several years ago during a sales meeting, in which he was using an analogy featuring John Wayne.
A thirty-something salesman interrupted him and said, "Who is John Wayne?"
Tim said, "John Wayne. The Duke...?"
The man shook his head in confusion, "The Duke?"
Tim replied, "You've never heard of John Wayne, the Duke?"
The man shrugged and said, "No, what country is he the duke of?"
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Concerns by Terrie M. Scott, November 16, 2012
First, may I just say how much I appreciate all the emails expressing concern for our well being. As many of you have already pointed out, I have been "off the grid" for much longer periods of time over the past few weeks. Even my personal Facebook page where I keep in touch with family, friends and conduct animal rescues have noticed my absence of late.
I am well aware of the emails you all send. I am also aware that they have gone unanswered. Please don't take offense by this.
DESPAIR by Terrie M. Scott, November 4, 2012
I've had to go to the Rectory twice this week. I fed the cats and just sat in the car. I didn't venture inside. I couldn't do so. I feel such despair when I am near the Rectory.
Tim did go inside. I really didn't give him a choice by my refusal to help. The group was late, so we had to wait for them. I get very agitated when groups do that. I just want to leave, but we have to wait wait wait. I can't stress enough for people to BE ON TIME. We don't want to be there, so please don't make us stay there longer than necessary. I don't even like sitting in the car. I prefer to be as far away as possible.
by Terrie M. Scott, October 28, 2012
I am seriously considering ending my involvement with the Rectory, with the exception of taking care of the cats. I actually care about what becomes of them.
Last night, I sat down to evaluate my life based on those times that define us. I call them phases. The events or chapters that shape who we are and redefine us.
It wasn't a pretty picture. Life is painful, with the exception of my accomplishments and motherhood (College Conservatory of Music, Army, writing, films and animal rescue), my personal life has been less than a Hallmark movie of the Week. Tearing me apart bit by bit over time.
by Terrie M. Scott - October 21, 2012
Funny, I read some of the comments about the show. Most said it was the "best episode ever," while others didn't care for the different format. Not enough EVP's or things that go bump in the night?
Seriously? The Sedamsville Rectory episode on GHOST ADVENTURES (aired October 19, 2012) was the way it was because EACH of us understood EXACTLY what it is like to have something wicked infect your life.
Zak, Aaron, Nick, Tim and I - ALL have that in common. People needed to see that these places are NOT fun Halloween attractions. We all have FAITH, but we also all have weaknesses. It - whatever it is - PREYS on that.
These are NOT two hour horror flicks served with popcorn.
By Terrie M. Scott - October 13, 2012
We had members of the Sedamsville community over last weekend. They were invited over for a "meet and greet" to see our renovation work thus far. It went really well.
Something someone said to me in passing has been haunting me all week. They mentioned how just that one priests has ruined so many lives.
THINK about that. The loss of innocence can never be restored. Young boys forever altered by those shameless monstrous acts.
The lady told me they all had issues: mental, emotional, health, never married. Can you imagine how such a betrayal of trust would destroy a child? It's heartbreaking. Unforgivable.
Rectory Chronicles: "The Sedamsville Rectory bites back!" Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, I suppose. I was scratched at the Rectory the other night. My first time! Up until now, I had only been pushed! We are working in the small priest room, doing some painting, trying to move forward with renovations.
By Terrie Scott, September 16, 2012: I meant to write this a few days ago, but it's been a crazy week with more personal drama, my birthday and a few groups coming in. Feel like I've spent the entire time rushing from one place to another.
Wednesday night I had a terrible nightmare. I haven't had a nightmare since I was a kid. Sure, I have bad dreams now and then, but this was a full blown "Freddie Krueger" type nightmare. Night Terror.
By Terrie M. Scott, September 9, 2012: Managed to avoid going over to the Rectory all week long. I felt bad for the stray cats, however, and thought several times of driving over there simply to put out more food for them. I couldn't drag my heels any slower if I tried, but we had a group coming in, so it was time to clean up the place, feed the cats, etc.
By Terrie M. Scott: August 30, 2012
Another week has gone by. We haven't been back over to the Rectory since the last group was in, but will have to do so tomorrow. I hate going over there. It just drains me. I'm tired of people asking why we don't just give it up. Why should we? I'm a real living, breathing person. I'm not going to run from ghosts or some other non human entity. They might be making life difficult and even downright unbearable, but I am about as stubborn as they come. Jesus is my Savior, not some ghoulish looking little troll thing that seems to dwell there, or any bad spirits that for whatever reason remain.
August 8, 2012
For the sake of this blog, I began with Day One as our first meeting with the producers. The GAC showed up on Day Two. So, Day Three is technically Zak, Nick & Aaron's SECOND day at the Rectory.
I was asked to do some things on camera today for the re-enactments. OMG How I hated that. Seriously? Ashlee has hours of bloopers of films we have done in the past. Trying to get me to say my lines without cracking up laughing. I just hate HATE hate being in front of a camera.
Back story - My daughter's were only 12 & 14 yrs old when they were introduced to the paranormal world via Grant Wilson from TAPS. Ashlee and Rachel were at Dragon*Con as part of the Tolkien Track showcasing their Lord of the Rings parody, donned “Young Movie Moguls” by media.
They met Patrick Burns, paranormal investigator and star of Tru TV's “Haunting Evidence” because his booth just happened to be situated directly across from TheOneRing.net booth, where Ashlee & Rachel's “Middle Earth Idols” parody was on a loop at the table. Patrick befriended the girls and even attended their film showing.
Okay, so we've had so many things happen at the Rectory that we wanted to start a blog and share our various experiences with everyone. Normally we have paranormal groups that consist of 7 - 25 people that come to investigate. Our thoughts on this is that when you have a smaller group, you have less people to step on each others toes when doing an investigation.