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Lucifer Morningstar is a real estate agent in Los Angeles County.
Lucifer Morningstar is a Los Angeles Native
TCT News happened upon Lucifer Morningstar himself, a real estate agent residing in Los Angeles County. It turns out
one can make a deal with Lucifer, but mainly in the real estate market.
A Ghost Named Carl
When Scott Manning of Hilliard,
Ohio was 16 years old, a spirit followed
him home from a friend’s house. Scott is
now 24, and that ghost still haunts the
Manning family to this day.
When he was 16, he visited a classmate
named Kayla Mae Pinks’ home , to prepare
for a winter dance. “[Kayla] asked me if I
could see the ghost in her room, and I said
that I couldn’t,” said Scott.
“That night,” Scott recounted, “I woke
up and there was a man in a long beige
trench coat and a floppy hat, like a fishing
hat. That was the only time I’ve really seen
him, though he continues to make his
The Manning family named the
“We eventually named him that
because we got tired of calling him
‘Ghost’,” said Scott’s mother, Robin Barber
Carl can be aggressive at times. For
instance, Scott recalled a time shortly
after Carl followed him home when Carl
pushed Scott onto a bed, and even held his
head against the headboard.
Sometimes Carl plays tricks. “My
most recent experience was on [October
26, 2019],” said Scott. “He mimicked my
mom’s voice. I was watching Netflix, and I
heard my mom call out … but she wasn’t
But apparently, it’s Robin who gets
the bulk of the hauntings. For instance,
“He’s made the bed move like someone
was underneath, but no person can fit
under there,” said Robin.
An interesting thing about Carl is
that he might be much older than the
Manning family thought.
A Ghost Named Edgar?
“I asked him what his name was, and
he said ‘Edgar’,” said Kayla Mae Pinks, who
hasn’t seen the Manning family in five or
six years. And yes, that Kayla Mae Pinks: the
girl from the high school dance. “I’m not
sure if we’re talking about the same spirit,
but it sounds similar because of the long
coat and hat. It’s been a long time.”
“That’s the spirit that was attached
to my grandma. She’s had him since she
was a senior in high school,” said Kayla.
According to Kayla, Edgar (aka Carl) seems
to only show his appearance (an older
man in a trench coat and a brimmed hat)
while waking from dreams.
‘Carl’ Continued Page 6
Lucifer’ is an American television
series developed by Tom Kapinos that
premiered on FOX in 2016. The series
revolved around Lucifer Morningstar
played by the oh-so-dreamy Tom Ellis
who abandons Hell for Los Angeles
where he runs his own nightclub. After
four successful seasons Netflix picked
up the series for the fifth and final
season of 16 episodes this past June.
This month These Curious Times
News actually met, quite by accident,
this very charismatic light bringer.
It was not the dashing actor who
portrayed the rebellious son of God,
rather it was a quiet and equally
charming young man whose birth
name is just that: Lucifer.
As it turns out he is a Realtor for
Keller Williams and hails from their
Los Feliz office. TCTN brings you, which
no one else has ever done before, an
Ethics and the
Media: Who to
interview with Lucifer Morningstar.
“This is my given name. I don’t
really know much about my family. I
grew up jumping from couch to couch,”
began Morningstar, “I want to preface
this interview by saying that my
childhood was kind of dysfunctional
Born and raised in California, he
spent a lot of time in Moreno Valley
and Hemet, a very rural area. “My best
friend had been pulled out of school,
for reasons I would rather not divulge
and I wanted to be home schooled
with him. My situation being what
it was, his mother took me under her
wing. I began living with them.”
“It was my father who named me, I
think…” said Morningstar, “for a while
I tried to dwell on where I came from,
but it led to a dead end. I knew from an
early age that I didn’t have any family,
‘Lucifer’ Continued Page 3
This is always a good debate
subject isn’t it?
The many global news content
producers from the broadsheets
across their printed & online
editions to the many social media
platforms accessible by millions
across the world, feed you your
daily dose of news. Some people
don’t even think to question if
what it is you are reading might
not be the truth.
Over the past 20 years the need Zak Bagans’ Tweet after Ranker.com
for daily news has changed to the and Graveyard Shift removed an article
point where some people don’t even containing false information.
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realise that they’re getting their fix
through a drip feed of: who did what
and who said what about who? But again
how do you know if that DRIP FEED is real
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example of why online and in print news
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There Are No Coincidences
Putting It to the Test
Growing up in a Christian home, I am
a Pastor’s daughter; I was challenged by
verses like: “As a man thinks in his heart, so
is he.” Proverbs 23:7 And “Truly, I say to you,
whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken
up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not
doubt in his heart, but believes that what
he says will come to pass, it will be done
for him.” Mark 11:23
Since I have been looking into the
mind and how we can “think things into
being,” I have decided to read and review
books about the power of our thoughtlife,
both conscious and unconscious.
After reading, I will pick one or more of
Ten years ago, I lived with my best
friend, Jae, in a duplex-style apartment
at Hidden Valley Estates, which is on
the grounds of the former Hopper
Family Estate in the heavily forested
hills of Wahiawa.
We had a very niele and kolohe
Rhodesian Ridgeback/Pit-bull mixed
puppy named Sam, who loved making
sport of chasing the hundreds of
chickens that thrived in the area.
One day when we were on a late
afternoon hike with Sam through the
neighborhood, a large and colorful
rooster caught his eye, terrified for its
life, ran through a breach in the chain
link fence surrounding the property.
The rooster soon disappeared in
the overgrown foliage, and Sam
eagerly followed. Jae and I groaned
in annoyance as we realized that our
loud calls to Sam were falling on deaf
ears. We knew that we’d have to surely
follow our puppy into what we were
told by local residents was a forest
haunted by primordial spirits.
I was completely unprepared for
such a mission. Wearing sweats and
slippers, the ground beneath us was
practically liquid...the mud being so
viscous that it sucked my slippers into
its fold every time I lifted up my foot to
take a step. Jae, who is an avid surfer,
had no trouble finding his balance in
the treacherous terrain and slightly
frustrated by my hobbling, shouted
back that he would go on ahead to try
and find Sam.
Jae disappeared into the forest
leaving me to deliberate whether or
not I should try to scale down the
steep hill leading down into a rushing
stream bed. Knowing that I would
surely break my neck if I attempted
to walk upright on such a decline, I
decided to sit on my okole and Jack Ass
Ginger the situation sliding all the way
down to the water’s edge.
As I got up to brush off the
hundreds of leaves plastered with
mud all over my lower body, I heard an
unmistakable sound that stopped me
in my tracks chilling me to the bone. In
the stillness of the forest, this sound
was disturbingly loud, close, and wild,
and I knew it well for I spent nearly my
entire childhood hiking with my Dad
through tropical rainforests both on
Guam and in the Philippines.
It was the squeal of a wild boar,
but where was it??? Had I stumbled
the “takeaways” from the book and test
it for one month (or the recommended
amount of time). At the end of 30 days I
will record the results and let you know
how or if it helped me in any way.
The first book to be reviewed is
the granddaddy of them all, The Power
of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent
Peale. The Power of Positive Thinking seeks
to show that the roots of success lie in
the mind and teach you how to believe
in yourself, break the habit of worrying,
and take control of your life by taking
control of your thoughts and changing
your attitude. It was written in 1950 and
you can tell, it is dated, but the truths are
there and it is a very inspiring book.
unknowingly upon a territorial
and protective mama boar and
her piglets? Being disadvantaged
and out of my element without
any weapon to protect me, I knew
that if I didn’t figure out where the
animal was, I could be maimed or
In the distance, I could hear
Jae persistently and angrily
calling for Sam, while our puppy
responded with jubilant barking
that led them deeper into the
forest and farther away from
me. I called out to Jae, but I knew
my efforts were futile...I knew he
couldn’t hear me.
Suddenly, my eyes locked onto
movement in the thick bushes
across the stream from where I
stood. There it was...a wild boar
Image Credit: Dietrich Varez
like I thought, but it wasn’t a
mama sow, it was a male - an enough for me to reach. I felt like I was
incredibly large one. Its huge, yellowing stranded on a sinking raft in the open
tusks betrayed its presence before its ocean, surrounded by water I couldn’t
body did, and when I saw the rest of drink yet dying of thirst. Suddenly, my
the beast, I prayed that I could unsee it. eye landed on a viable option: a large
I’ve seen plenty of boar in my life. stump that was flanking the trunk
I’ve even seen them hunted down, of another tree. If I could get to it and
hog tied, and eventually dressed for ramble up onto its surface, the vantage
roasting. I had never seen this species, point would get me above the level of
so large and intimidating. Its body was the ground and away from the boar.
the color of obsidian...the blackest of The beast saw this plan in my
black and covered with forearm-sized, eyes and rushed across the stream
razor-sharp bristles that glistened in at me as I dashed for my sanctuary.
the waning sunlight.
Climbing onto the stump just before
Under this impressive armor were the boar got to it, I turned around and
sinew that shifted menacingly with plastered my back against the tree
every subtle movement the beast trunk wishing that I could melt right
made. If I had to guess, this boar was into it and disappear. The beast, trying
easily close to 800 pounds, and while desperately to reach me, was thwarted
it wasn’t particularly long, it was by the angle of the incline and the
wider than a wild pig should ever be. slipperiness of the ground below. Just
Disturbed by its enormous size, what before it gave up its passionate pursuit,
really tripped me out was the human the beast looked straight into my soul
quality of its eyes. It looked straight at transmitting a message to my mind
me like it knew things about the past, that I’ll not soon forget: “This forest is
present, and future of both the world my house. You’re leaving with your life
we were presently occupying together because I am letting you.”
in that moment and the world beyond To punctuate its point, the beast
the veil. I was haunted by its steady snorted its wet snot all over me
gaze, and this beast knew it. Kamapua’a, turning brusquely away to run back
the demigod, I thought.
across the stream and evaporate into
If wild boars could smile, I swear the bushes.
this one was doing so with my Minutes later, Sam’s barking grew
recognition. The boar began scratching louder until I could see him approach
its hooves on the ground as if to ready with an exhausted and muddy Jae in
itself for a charge across the stream tow, who, upon looking at my muddy,
to where I was sitting, vulnerable to disheveled appearance, asked me if I
its attack. I looked desperately around had been wrestling with a wild pig. Jae
me for a tree to climb, and while had no idea how nearly spot on he was.
there was a forest of trees around me, There are no coincidences....only
cruelly, none of the branches were low synchronicities.
Although the book was wildly
popular when it was written, Dr. Peale
received a lot of criticism. His book was too
progressive for his Christian colleagues
and too Christian for the psychologists
of the day. Another criticism was that he
uses examples throughout the book of
people who he doesn’t name or document
in any way and I certainly agree that it
would have been a better book if some
facts were included. If you read the book,
just take it at face value, understand
that it represents a different time, and
concentrate on the basic information.
Did I enjoy the book? Yes, but not the
Was it easy to read and clear to
Would I recommend it? Probably.
Did I learn anything new? Not
really, but I did learn Dr. Peale was way
ahead of his time and his ideas sparked
What is the one thing that I will try
from the book? Dr. Peale gave a lot of
instruction in the book but the thing
that I picked is for the next seven days, I
am going to only think and talk hopefully.
When a negative or depressing thought
comes to mind, I will consciously replace
it with positive, hope-filled thoughts or
words. I picked seven days because that
is what the book suggests as a starter... I
wonder if my husband will notice.
Altadena’s Haunted Forest - More Than Meets the Eye
A postcard from Mt. Lowe Railway.
You may not have heard of “The
Haunted Forest” near Echo Mountain
in Altadena, but you probably know it
better by its more historical name, The
Cobb Estate. A sign near the entrance
says ‘A quiet refuge for people and wild
life forever’. This sign’s designation may
extend into the afterlife, given the stories
of spectral sightings and weird noises
from the vacant estate.
Echo Mountain is one of the
most popular hikes in the San Gabriel
mountains. It is located at the end of Lake
Avenue, one of Pasadena’s main streets,
the trail provides access to both great
hiking and LA County history.
You may not know, but Echo
Mountain once housed a beautiful hotel
and a full railway system to shuttle people
‘Media’ From Front
things into their own control and write
Zak Bagans, Executive Producer of
Ghost Adventures, Travel Channel’s #1
paranormal show and owner of The
Haunted Museum, was the victim of such
slanderous fake news and had to take
to Twitter to shame those who tried to
In response to the guilty parties, the
Graveyard Shift & Ranker.com, he said “I
hope this sends a message that it is NOT
ok for anyone including online companies
to post negative inaccurate articles
that attempt to tarnish an individual’s
reputation & image.”
Due to his busy schedule, he was not
available for further comment.
Of course it’s not only social media that
allow people to put untruths out there
for all to see. David McGrory, historian,
author & former journalist for the Coventry
Evening Telegraph said, “The news today has
seriously changed for the worse with a
virtually unnoticed imbalance in opinion,
from Pasadena to the Echo Mountain
House. Today there are only remnants
of this structure that crumbled over a
Atop Echo Mountain stood the
magnificent 70-room Victorian hotel,
the Echo Mountain House. Only a few
hundred feet away stood the 40-room
Echo Chalet. The complement of
buildings on Echo Mountain included
an astronomical observatory, car barns,
dormitories and repair facilities, a casino
and dance hall.
Passengers could then transfer to
another trolley line, the Alpine Division,
which took them to the upper terminus
at Crystal Springs and Ye Alpine Tavern,
a 22-room Swiss Chalet hospice with a
complement of amenities from tennis
courts, to wading pools, to mule rides.
A series of natural disasters ate
away at the facilities, the first of which
which sadly seams to be secretly fueled
by a left wing political feel that creates a
bullying tactic throughout its readers and
viewers. This promotes a ganglike mindset
whereby people are expected to agree and
go with the flow or suffer ridicule just for
having their own view point.”
How very different things are now
in the 21st century where everything is
digitally accessible, allowing the world to
see a snapshot of anybody’s life within
seconds of picking up a phone. This is very
different when compared to Paul Julius
Reuter’s founding of Reuters news service
Reuters quickly became known for
it’s accurate coverage of worldwide events
such as global conflicts. It was created
to supply nothing but truthful news,
financial reports, and nothing more.
Given that, there are some
similarities that can be seen between
the media of yesteryear and now in how
Reuters evolved with the times as the
technology of its day modernised from
was a kitchen fire that destroyed the
Echo Mountain House in 1900. A 1905
fire destroyed the rest of the Echo
buildings except for the observatory
and the astronomer’s cabin. In 1909 a
flash flood tore out the Rubio Pavilion.
In 1928 a gale force wind toppled the
observatory, and in 1936 an electrical fire
wiped out the Tavern. The Mount Lowe
Railway was officially abandoned in 1938
after a horrendous rain washed most
everything off the mountain sides.
Mt. Lowe Railway is a very historic
railway full of myths and legends, from
hauntings to mysterious glowing lights
to the sounds of an unseen train. The
railways were built in 1893, so Pasadena
residents could have a way to access
Echo Mountain’s beautiful views, and the
magnificent hotel that was built on top of
Echo Mountain. There are many dangers
you may encounter on your hike up Echo
Mountain, depending on what time of
year you decide to hike.
The frequent reports of nighttime
paranormal activity make it a popular
hotspot for the curious and those looking
for a thrill. There have been unofficial
reports of unexplained screams, laughter,
and strange lights. One investigation
crew received an EVP saying ‘Get Out!’
I have experienced mud slides during
the rainy season that take out the trail,
mountain lions, snakes and extreme
heat. Be cautious if you decide to take on
this courageous six mile hike, it has an
elevation gain of 1,500ft.
carrier pigeon to telegraph to telephone.
The comparison with today is that
just a few years ago in the 20th century
the world was fed it’s drip feed via
broadsheets, radio news and television
brought to homes by the BBC. The world
is still fed the news today but no longer
question the source, which gives anyone
in the developed world the ability to post
whatever they want with no regard for
how it might affect those who see it.
The ever-evolving ways in which the
world can access it’s media news feed has
enabled anybody to become an individual
media content producer bound only by
the rules and guidelines of the many sites
they upload to such as Facebook,Twitter,
Instagram and YouTube, where anyone
can say what they feel about any subject
matter whether it’s truthful or not.
In conclusion, the ethics of the matter
are that if you wouldn’t say it to someone
face to face, then think about not saying
it at all.
‘Lucifer’ From Front
no grandparents, or close relatives to
take me in.” Morningstar alludes to
an incident that happened when he
three or four years old that wiped out
any family. He remained vague about
any details. “My mother was never in
the picture, so it had to have been my
father who named me.” He says that
many of his younger years are a bit
blurry and recalls spending most of his
time as a kid outside or in the library.
At a tender age he was kidnapped,
although at the time he did not realize
what was going on. As the story goes,’
a friend of a friend took Morningstar
to Las Vegas for several months.
This man told his own children that
Morningstar was their new brother. “I
eventually ran away and made my way
back to Moreno Valley, that’s when my
foster family moved to Los Angeles.”
“I have always had distaste for
organized religion,” he says,” I would
always quarrel with those people
that would come to your door to try
and convert you. I was somewhat
blasphemous and disrespectful. I just
needed to argue with them.”
The Los Feliz branch of Keller
Williams used to hold career nights.
Morningstar would attend these
seminars and finally summoned the
courage to go for his real estate license.
He studied for the exam, passed with
flying colors and received his license.
“Keller Williams usually assigns a
mentor to beginning realtors. Most
people don’t get a property for several
years. My first deal was a million dollar
deal. I have been lucky … and the name
helps out!” he smirked.
Morningstar says he can’t
attribute his early success to one
thing, saying he does believe in destiny.
He enjoys the fact that people respond
to his name as they do. “Everything is
happening so fast. I am focusing on
where I want to go in life, centering on
my own reality.”
As a millennial, Morningstar
does not have much of a social media
presence, save his Keller Williams
FaceBook page. His plans for the
future include building a real estate
team, growing into luxury real estate
and perhaps one day running for city
If you are interested in buying,
selling or making a deal with
Lucifer you may contact him at
The Writers of TCT News
Melinda Young - A Fascination for the Unseen World
Melinda Young has worked in
churches and religious organizations
for over 30 years. Currently she works
for Montgomery United Methodist
Church, a church that has been in
existence since 1838.
Melinda has helped churches
communicate clearly and concisely with
members and the local community. In
addition, she has served as Children’s
Director, Outreach and Activities
Coordinator, and in Music Ministry.
Growing up as a Pastor’s kid prepared
her to be a jack-of-all-trades for church
ministry. She has written for several
publications, the Roving Reporter, and a
Anthony Almaraz -
An Incident With
a Ouija Board Left
Him With a Life
Tony Almaraz grew up in Venice
California in the 70’s. He lived in an old
house that had been built in 1937; it
was located within walking distance
to Venice Beach. He lived there with
his father, mother, older sister and
little brother. Around ten years old,
he began to hear noises in the house,
which progressed to seeing shadows
and objects moving freely on their own.
One day his cousin brought over
a Ouija Board and talked him and his
sister into playing with it, in one of the
scariest rooms in the house. The one
question they asked stuck with him all
these years: “If anybody is here, please
let us know.”
The planchette flew out beneath
their hands and the door to the room
slammed shut. They tried to get out
of the room but the door was stuck.
The room grew cold and they heard
growling, the curtains started to move
like a large fan was blowing them. They
all screamed. Finally, without warning,
the big heavy wooden door slowly
opened. That was when everything
began to escalate.
Since then, Almaraz has been
fascinated by the paranormal. “It’s been
29 years and I have more questions,
than answers,” said Almaraz.
Almaraz regularly conducts
paranormal investigations and writes
about his experiences through the Los
Angeles Paranormal Research Society.
We are excited to see the work that
Mr. Almaraz will bring to the TCT table.
personal blog called Journeys with my
Recently, Melinda has studied
branding and marketing using the
Storybrand framework by Donald Miller.
She and her husband Brent own Saphes
Carolyn Ncube -
Spirits Like Tropical
Contributing writer Carolyn Ncube
was born and raised in the Philippines,
spent a few years as a U.S. Navy dependent
on Guam, moving to O’ahu, Hawai’i when
she was 12 years old. Having lived in
the islands for over 30 years, through
many inexplicable personal experiences,
Carolyn has cultivated an appreciation
and understanding of how thin the veil
between the natural and supernatural
An English and history teacher of
over 15 years, she currently manages a
boutique hotel in Waikiki, and regularly
writes and shares her paranormal
experiences on the popular FB group,
Hawaiian Hauntings, founded by Joe
Punohu. Carolyn is a moderator with
a team of intrepid storytellers, field
investigators, and light workers for the
almost 15k members.
Hawaiian Hauntings is a safe space
to share stories, knowledge, and wisdom
about the paranormal relating to
Hawai’i and beyond.
Melinda will use her unique insight
to share a Christian perspective of the
spiritual world around us with These
Curious Times. She is fascinated by the
history and liturgy of the church, but also
understands how the spiritual world can
change the physical world. This interest
in the unseen world around us will be the
foundation of her contribution to TCTN.
That rich inner life now expresses
itself t-hrough story, whether writing for
a church newsletter, a blog or an online
magazine. Melinda and Brent have been
married for 30 years and live in Texas. They
have two grown children, Brytie and Cole,
a dog named Abu and a cat named KitCat.
Betty Amaro -
Magic to TCT
Betty Amaro was born in
Los Angeles, in 1971. She grew up
in a family of five. Amaro was
introduced to magic early in her
“The study of ‘white magic’
impassioned me, I learned many
things,” said Amaro.
“I have very strong beliefs
in the afterlife,” she continued,
“because I have had many
paranormal incidents occur
throughout the years.”
Amaro describes herself as
a seeker of truth who wants to
discover answers about the other
“Understanding that there
is more to this world seen and
unseen, I strive to help others
understand what they may be
going through,” she said.
Amaro is a member of
the Los Angeles Paranormal
Research society and has been
investigating with LAPRS for a
little over a year.
Deedee Mason - UK
Journalist With a
Passion for History
Dee Mason is CEO and Executive
Producer at Mason; Gant Multimedia
Services Ltd. She has been a member
of the BECTU entertainment union for
many years recently began to write as
an international contributor for These
Curious Times News, Los Angeles.
Dee began her career in TV, Film and
Theatre at the age of eight, as she followed
her actor and musician father into the
industry. Surrounded by numerous family
members who were theater professionals,,
she quickly found her footing. By ten, she
played the role of ‘Annie’ for two consecutive
seasons at the Liverpool Empire Theatre
followed by numerous principle and
supporting roles. By the early 90’s, she had
a professional interest in film production
and journalism. Dee studied broadcast
media at the University of Alicante and
graduated with a a B.A Hons in 1996.
With a keen interest in all things
historic and three years as a docent
behind her at the medieval Guildhall,
she has improved her knowledge and
curiosity of the paranormal.
In tricky situations she relies on
the advice of her late ather. In her
strong Lancashire accent she says,
“When life throws you lemons, pick em
up n’ chuck ‘em back!”
Mike Chirco -
a Media Mogul
With a Passion For
Mike Chirco has lived in Downey,
Calif. for many years.
He is the owner / operator of a
media company with multiple outlets
across the country focusing on music,
night life and entertainment. Locally,
he contributes to several organizations
such as South of Downey; Where’s The
Party Downey?; Where’s The Party LA?
and Downeywood, all of which are on
He was born and raised in Downey,
and has lived in Michigan and Sicily.
“I’m engaged to be married to my best
friend Monique Ramos and we are
living large, “ said Chirco.
True Ghost Stories
An Encounter with The Beautiful Stranger at Hotel del Coronado
The Hotel del Coronado, on Coronado Island, near San Diego, Calif.
Photo from Wikimedia Commons
One of the best parts of doing tours
is the number of people you meet each
year. Years ago, when I lived in San Diego
I met a wonderful woman who had a
love of history and we engaged in several
business ventures together before I
moved to Orange County. We kept in
touch over the years and she wound up
running the Heritage Department of the
famous Hotel Del Coronado, which is on
Coronado Island near San Diego. She did a
fantastic job working on research of the
hotel and started doing historical tours
and decided they also wanted to do a
ghost tour in the evening.
That is where I come in.
I’ve been doing tours for many years
and very happy to be celebrating ten years
working for Haunted Orange County. I’ve
produced several tours as well as lectured
on the paranormal and occult. After
running ghost tours for some time, my
friend called me and asked if I would come
down and work with her guides and give
them advice on delivering a bone chilling
evening of ghostly stories. Their hospitality
was amazing. Upon my check-in, I found
out my reservations were to be in Kate
Morgan’s room. Supposedly the most
haunted room on the vast property.
For those of you who may not know the
story, Kate Morgan was a young woman
who checked into the hotel Thanksgiving
Day in 1892 and after a few days, committed
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Matthew Grange (left) and wife Donna are the founding members of
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Photo by Matthew Grange
Taking Investigations to a New Level
Ghosts Unlimited [GU] is the brain
child of Matthew Grange who wanted to
bring the paranormal out of the shadows
and into everyday life. Matthew has been
communicating with the spirit world
since he was seven years old.
The group started out as a very small
company operating from an Old Coal
Shed in Rugby, Warwickshire, UK. The
company offered their first ghost tour in
2017 and in the past two years has grown
to seven walking tours and events with
ten overnight ghost hunting excursions.
Matthew always wanted to be his
own boss, and after receiving a message
from the spirit world, Ghosts Unlimited
formed. The ethos of the company is very
simple: bringing the paranormal to life.
The Ghost Tours are slightly different
than other tours across the country.
GU tours and events are written from
a paranormal point of view, presenting
facts woven into legends, creating
memorable and intriguing stories .
Over the years the team has grown
adding international investigators,
acclaimed mediums and a professional
filming crew. The year 2019 saw the
introduction of a weekly FB podcast called
‘Ghosts Unlimited LIVE!’ where the crew
discusses, equipment, recent tours, and
interacts with international onlookers.
As they move forward into 2020 the aim is
to produce six full feature television tours
and introduce two new events - Haunted
X and TV X.
‘Carl’ from Front
“In my dream, it was me and my
little sister. The man in a trench coat
and hat took my sister by her hand. I
tried to run, but was frozen. The only
thing I could ask was, “What is your
name?” He answered, “Edgar.”
Tania Bryant is Kayla’s mother.
She too remembers the man with
the long coat and hat. “I haven’t seen
him since I was 13,” said Tania. “But
I remember the long coat and old
style fisherman’s hat, not so loose on
Tania corroborated that a few
weeks after she saw the man in the
coat and hat, her mother (Kayla’s
grandmother) also saw him.
Kayla’s grandmother graduated
in 1972 from the Ohio School for
the Deaf. According to Kayla, her
grandmother and some friends were
using a Ouija Board, taunting spirits,
and one day all the candles blew out
Haunted X will offer a unique twist
on ghost hunting. Guests enter an active
location, with just a camera, radio, EMF
and a flashlight, recording their own
adventure into the unknown.
TV X is a new concept; where guests
have the opportunity to visit and explore
an exclusive location, starring in their
own Paranormal TV Show.
It has taken years and many long
hours to get where they are today. Ghosts
Unlimited is a family run company, who
remembers where they started, the fans
that have been loyal and the customers
who have supported the company from
“I met Matthew when I was 20” said
Donna Grange, “I never really had an
interest in the paranormal,” I grew up in
the small town of March, Cambridgeshire,
UK and nobody talked about such things.”
Donna and Matthew met while
working the retail sector, eventually
getting married and have two children,
who, by the way are fascinated with
the paranormal. The oldest child loves
crystals and has the ability to see and
converse with the unknown.
“It is an exciting place to be” said
Matthew, “And we can’t wait to see what
the future holds!”
“Ghosts Unlimited UK has come a long
way from our humble beginnings, and I
could not be more proud of my husband,
all the hard work, the long hours and late
nights, early mornings and the team we
now have in place will only enhance the
company moving forward,” said Donna.
Robin Barber Manning (left) and
her son Scott inherited a ghost
from Scott’s friend 16 years ago.
and the windows slammed shut.
“A spirit told my grandma that
her mother wasn’t gonna make it
to her graduation. Two weeks later,
her mom unfortunately committed
suicide,” said Kayla. “That incident is
when me and my mom think Edgar
first came about.”
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suicide on the steps leading out to the
beach. There have been many reports of
Kate being seen throughout the hotel. The
phenomenon reported in her room over
the years has been astounding to say the
least... Impressions left of the bed… Cold
I spent two days working with the
hotel tour guides helping them construct a
successful path to their haunted tours. But
the most intriguing part of the adventure
was my last night at the hotel and my
possible encounter with Kate Morgan.
I was doing EVP sessions with a digital
recorder as well as EVP sessions during my
stay with nothing tangible coming from it.
One evening while I typed my final
notes, I decided to do one more EVP session.
I turned on the recorder and started to ask
Kate questions about her life. I was moved
when I asked about her being happy. I
turned off the recorder then slumped in
the chair in my room. I explained to the
supposed spirit that inhabited my room
I simply wanted to tell her story and my
job was to train the guides in telling the
real story of Kate Morgan. I then explained
I knew what it was like to feel alone.
Depressed. Helpless. I then, for no rhyme
or reason, told the empty room around
me the story of how I lost my darling
Sherri, my love and partner, to cancer at
the age of 54. I immediately felt the room
get a tad colder. I looked up and noticed the
fan. It had been on the entire day. The AC
was set at a comfortable climate, yet I felt
a distinct chill in the room. I walked away
from below the fan, yet the air still seemed
chilly. I checked the KII and it read normal.
I chalked it up as my emotions getting the
Feng shui kits can be used after a
spirit is found, according to Feng Shui
Master Deb Smith.
“To help myself navigate the
waters of the unknown, I create
energetic jewelry that protects,
enhances or helps manifest what
others need. I always have on a bracelet
that is made from black tourmaline
and smoky quartz; these two stones
are a powerhouse of protection.”
best of me though my instincts told me
different. I got ready for bed and crawled
under the blankets to settle in for my last
night in paradise.
The clock said 3:00 am - I woke with
a start. I felt it. I knew I felt it. I turned on
the light and stared at the empty room
before me. I woke to the feeling of fingers
gently gracing the top of my face … from
forehead to cheek. I felt the stroke twice.
That second touch roused me from my
sleep. I was at one time both exhilarated
but also calm. I didn’t dream the sensation.
I was sure of its presence.
Did Kate reach out to me in my sleep?
Was it her hand, telling me everything was
going to be alright?
Some I’ve spoken to have even
ventured to ask if I thought it was Sherri
coming to me, telling me all is okay. No,
Sherri has been too silent to me these past
two years to make herself known at this
juncture. I’d like to think Kate came to me
and we had a moment … compassionate
I spent the next morning with the
hotel guides, but did not feel inclined to
share my experience. I wanted to gather
my thoughts and write them down before
I flew off the handle with my story. I called
the manager at the Heritage Department
a few days later and told them my story.
We go back years and all they said is, ”It’s
good to see Kate let’s herself be known
every once in awhile.”
The hotel Del is a beautiful luxury
resort with a historic and scattered dark
past. I strongly recommend a visit … and
if you do, please give my regards to the
Clearing Spirits With Feng Shui Kits
As a Feng Shui consultant of over
20 years, Smith claims she can sense
the energy in a home or commercial
environment of her clients. “I
specifically enhance the energy of the
home or business for each individual
client’s needs and wants,” said Smith.
Her current creations are Energy
Clearing Kits, which she makes
compact and portable, in the event
that another person accidently ‘steps
into unknown energy’.
“I construct these kits based on the
personal needs of the client whether it
is for ghost investigations, stabilizing
psychic activity or clearing space,” said
These kits include crystals, incense,
herbs and whatever else is needed
along with specific instructions. You
can find these kits at Purrfect Crystals
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