2019 Ghost Walks Part II Private Ghost Walk

October 31, 2019 on 10:38 am | In Article | No Comments

Private Ghost Walk 10/11/2019
Evidence Reveal
After reviewing the digital recorder files, this is what I have to report.
*Got the name of Charlotte in the Ladies Room on an Ovilus.
*Youth Services back area-Battery drain on Tiffany’s Spirit Box
*Young Adult area-KII & EMF hits while I was telling the story about the seven-year-old girl. Seemed as though she might be with us. One Ovilus says “Notice me”.
***Staff Lounge-On the Ovilus someone got Evelyn. Devices were lighting

 

up. Someone also got “Captain”, “Natalie”, “Port”, “Austin”, “Marilyn”, and “Dawn”. Not much activity in the restroom area, which is odd. We usually do. Nothing by the leather chair just in the door, which again, we usually do. More Ovilus catches were “Yep”, “Too private”, and “Scientist”. Later someone got “Help”, “Death”, “Yard” and” Samuel”.
While I was telling the “little ghost girl” story, a man asked if she had blonde hair and ringlets and a cream-colored dress. To of us heard singing in the hallway.
We received the name “Gretchyn”. A man reported seeing “Elizabeth” who we think might be Elizabeth Moriarty, the first librarian in Green River. She was not at the current building, but we think she keeps an eye on the staff. There are several reports in the Ghost Log of people seeing her.
A man sneezed. All the devices lit up and on an Ovilus the word “sneeze” came up.
Again on the Ovilus someone got “Soldier” and “Disease”.

We again heard humming or singing in the hallway.
I took several recordings. Please take a listen and see what you find. Some are long but I think I hear a few EVPs.

Please message me back if you catch anything. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a listen and see what you hear and let me know.

I have three more but they are very long. As soon as I can figure out how to edit them down, I will post them as well.

2019 Ghost Walks Part I

October 29, 2019 on 11:26 am | In Article | No Comments

 

It has been Ghost Walk time again. So many of you bought tickets. We were amazed. Thank you for that.

With each ticket you purchase, you support the Sweetwater County Library System Foundation.

The volunteer group the Ghost Walk Crew are the people that now do the Ghost Walks. We try very hard to get as many people in for a tour as possible.

We are in the process of reviewing our evidence from the last Ghost Walks. This will take a little time so please be patient.  So for now, I am posting some of the photos taken on the latest Walks.

Here is a group that asked for their photo to be taken.

This was at the end of the tour and they all seem pretty happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taken in the Gallery area. We seemed to be getting quite a lot of activity on KIIs & EMF detectors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taken in the Young Adult area. We did have some KII activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, The Gallery shows activity.  The Raggedy Ann doll seems to attract, what we think, are the small children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While in the Staff Lounge, one man seemed to be in contact with a spirit laying on the floor. In a previous Walk, we thought that a dog might be hanging out with us. Maybe it was back.

Spirits in the Stacks, Tales from the Sweetwater County’s haunted library

October 15, 2019 on 2:22 pm | In Article | No Comments

I am very proud to announce the book  Spirits in the Stacks, Tales from the Sweetwater County’s haunted library is now available on Amazon.com both in book and ebook form.

Books will soon be available at the three main Sweetwater County Library System libraries.

In Green River-The Sweetwater County Library

In Rock Springs-Rock Springs Library & White Mountain Library

I wrote the book during my time working at the Sweetwater County Library. I started substituting in September 1992. The first week I began work, things started happening to me. I heard a voice in my right ear saying “M.i.c.k.i.  It happened three times that day. After the third, my co-worker Marilyn Doctor saw the look on my face and asked what was wrong. I told her what had happened. She replied “That’s been happening to me all week long”. 

As you see, for me, the spirits seemed to always become part of my working at the library.  This is not to say that things happened every day, they didn’t. But one thing or another would happen often enough. By January, I had been hired on as regular part-time circulation clerk. The other staff told many stories and I wanted to know more. I approached Pat LeFaivre, the Head Librarian. I asked if I could read the other stories and where were they written down. She said they had never kept a journal of any kind. So, this is when I asked if I could start one.

Hence, the now well-known Ghost Log.  It has grown through the years and we have a wide variety of stories. Stories of hearing voices of men, women and children, seeing moving shadows, smelling cigar smoke & old timey perfume, being touched, seeing a hand print appear on the monition screen and then disappear.  The list goes on and on.

Through the years, many of the library patrons and public have asked for us to write a book. In November 2011, I approached Carla Hardy, the Head Librarian for permission to start a book. She said I would need to talk to the Director Scott Kinney. His reply was “Well, we are going to have to live with them.  We might as well embrace it. Go ahead”. 

If has been a long process, with “Book Committee” people coming and going. Changes have been made many times and sometimes, back again. I did several personal interviews.  The people were very kind in doing them. John Legerski, was very special. At the time of the interview, he was about eighty years old.  Sadly, he died a couple years after and never got to see his story in print. But his sons and family will.

I have so much I want to say but I will try to keep it short. 

Why did I write the book? First of all, because the public asked for it. Second, because myself and all the Ghost Walk people old and new, feel it needs to be told. The goal is never to make someone believe. The goal is to report what evidence we find and share it. Everyone must decide for themselves if they believe or not.

I hope you find the book interesting and informative. There have been countless hours put into the gathering of stories people wanted to share. It is truly our pleasure to finally be able to bring this project to fruition.

*By setting up the Sweetwater County Library System Foundation as your preferred charity on Amazon Smile, each book sold will also earn the Foundation a small profit.  

Thank you.

 

 

2019 Ghost Walks

October 8, 2019 on 10:32 am | In Article | No Comments

It is time again for this years Ghost Walks.

Here is the information you will need, if interested.

For more information, call the library at 307-875-3615.

What is Reiki? By Mary Conley

May 27, 2019 on 7:28 pm | In Article | No Comments

Many of you that have attended the regular Ghost Walks have seen Mary Conley, one of our Ghost Walk Crew. She is a Reiki healer locally. Many questions have come up during and after the “Walks” about the subject, so I have asked Mary to share what she knows.

What is Reiki? By Mary Conley

Reiki (ray-key) is a system of energy healing that is natural and non-invasive. The Reiki practitioner may place his/her hands on the client or simply hold them over the client’s body. Reiki can be sent to people over distances and over time. It is related to other types of energy healing and incorporates aspects of Chinese medicine and Qigong.

The term Reiki is derived from two Japanese words – rei which means universal and ki which means life force. Ki is the same as the Sanskrit word prana, the Chinese qi or chi, the Hebrew ruah, and the English word spirit.

Reiki is not a religion. Receiving or being attuned to Reiki does not entail any conversion or adoption of spiritual beliefs or practices from any religion. Reiki harmonizes with most spiritual belief systems that allow for the existence of energy work.

The first step in healing is to desire to be well and whole. Without the motivation to be well and the intention to act in our own behalf, we cannot become well. Reiki is a means to empowering us to become whole in all ways. Many people like to get regular hands-on Reiki treatments as a refreshing and relaxing treat for themselves, in the same way that they might get a massage, a facial, a guided meditation session, or a mud bath.

As a healing modality, Reiki can help alleviate physical, emotional, mental or spiritual suffering. When we speak of healing, physical health may be the first thing that comes to mind; however, the more accurate meaning of healing is wholeness. The practice of healing is that of becoming whole on all levels of being: mental, physical and spiritual. This is where Reiki works.

Reiki energy increases vitality and stamina, works throughout the body, on the mind, emotions, spiritual essence and aura. Reiki treatments release blocked energy and reduces stress, thus promoting relaxation. Reiki energy has an innate intelligence and goes wherever needed in the body and aura. It helps to cleanse the body of toxins, both energetic and physical, and over time can enhance stamina, intuition, meditation and spiritual evolution. Reiki also works on plants, animals and even machines. It can be used in Earth healing.

Reiki will not harm anyone because the underlying principle of Reiki energy is that it can do no harm and cannot be used for any harmful purpose. Specifically, Reiki treatments enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself. When the mind, body and spirit become unbalanced, the result is illness. True wellness is achieved only by returning the entire being to harmony and balance with itself and also with the Earth and the Universe.

Special thanks to Mary Conley for providing this information.

Why Me?

February 24, 2019 on 12:32 pm | In Article | No Comments

I have asked myself this question so many times. Why have the spirits at the library chose me? Truth is…….I am not sure. I was told many years ago by a very well-known psychic Chip Coffee “Spirits choose those they feel are friendly. It like this. If you go into a room, there are friendly people on one side of the room and not friendly people in the other side. Which side would you go to?” This made total sense to me. I have always chosen to just remain open-minded.

When I first started working at the Sweetwater County Library as a substitute in September 1992, I had only had two paranormal things ever happen to me. Once after an uncle and cousin died, I saw a dark shape in the doorway of my bedroom. I wasn’t scared. Startled a bit at first, but there was no sense of real fear. I felt as if “they” were there to comfort me. I have a feeling who I think it was, but I have no proof. It lasted all night. I must have drifted off to sleep and when I woke, it was gone. It never happened again. The second was a slight premonition thing. Someone in the family was very ill. At that point, we had no idea how ill. Everyone was hopeful, but I somehow knew he would die. I was only seven years old but I remember it well.

My mom passed away in 2017. She was a special lady. Many times, in her life she saw dead loved ones and sometimes heard them. Once a close friend died suddenly. The night he died she said he came and stood at the foot of her bed. He told her to tell the family and his lady friend he was fine. They were not to worry. She saw him as clear as when he was alive. After his funeral she approached his son. She asked what did you put on his feet when he was buried and said “Was it tan slippers?” The son looked at her in shock. Yes, was all he could get out.

Two days before she became very bad and we had to take her to the hospital, in which she never returned, she shared something with me. She very simply said “I woke up last night and the house was full of people”. She gave me that look. I knew she meant “They are coming for me”. We knew she was very ill and was going to leave us soon. I had questions to ask her about it but never got the chance to find out more. I so wish I had. Mom always seemed to have these things in her life. She was a total believer.
Why did I share this personal story? I think it is important to show that not all things paranormal/spirits/ghost etc. are dark. I believe there are times our loved ones or even those we never knew, feel the need to reach out to us. I certainly do not have all the answers but I think we should trust our instincts with these things. I have a friend that believes that “anything” like this is totally evil and dark. We all are entitled to our opinion, but in my experience, this is not the case. There are things out there that I will not go near, but the library is not one of them.

During my time at the library, I never felt I or anyone around me was in danger from anything there. I think “our” spirits are just those persons that had been buried in the old cemetery and they, for whatever reason, feel they want to communicate with us. It is fascinating to get a feel for their personalities. Yes, some let us see a bit of themselves with the EVPS (electronic voice phenomenon) we have captured or photos that several patrons have shared. The Ghost Walk Crew and those that have helped with the Ghost Walks in the past have always felt privileged to be allowed to have contact with them.

Photo-Little Ghost Girl taken by Kyle Lamb

Ghost Walk October 27, 2018 Evidence #1

November 15, 2018 on 5:24 pm | In Article | No Comments

Hello all. Wow. We haven’t had a Ghost Walk for two years.  As our new group of volunteers, The Ghost Walk Crew, began the Ghost Walks, we had no idea if we would get any activity or not. It has been some time.  But, I have to say, I also was not surprised to see all that we caught.

For each Ghost Walk, I always write up a general report for my records. Here is what I recorded from the two tours we did that night.

Ghost Walk 10/27/2018                                                

Activity Report by Micki Gilmore

Almost as soon as we arrived to prepare to setup for the evening, two team members hear what they thought was a girl’s voice on the stage in the Multi-Purpose Room. 

Russell reported seeing a light in by the front doors, but it was later debunked.

There was definitely a feeling of energy in the building. I always walk out to the main area of the library “have a talk with the ghosts” before starting. I feel it is a heads up to them to let them know we are doing a walk and hope they might come out and visit with us. 

We placed the equipment in the middle of the floor.  Many of them lit up.  We felt energy rising.

Tour 1

We had a good group. At first, they were a little quiet but once the people saw the ghost hunting gadgets starting to show activity, they opened up.  There was a father and daughter attending. The young lady seemed to attract the spirits pretty well.  She held a KII and it lit up much of the entire tour. They responded to her questions. Sometimes, we find that what we think are the younger spirits, are attracted to younger people.  Her father was pretty excited.  The girl said as she came in the library, she kept hearing in her head the name “Annie”.  At one point in the garage, she asked if she could try to reach out to her. She did and she got a response. 

One man in the tour was holding a KII also.  He too, seemed to be getting some very good activity.  You to tell he was feeling it. Most of the tour, he would ask a question and the KII would light up.  It was great to see the KII light up to red so many times. We are told it is quite draining for the spirits to continue to “talk” to us.  They did very well.  Many members of the group hear things, felt things and definitely had continuing hits on the devises.

Ursula, one of the team, many times can reach out to a spirit “Cowboy”.  He did answer her questions by lighting up the KII.  We were running a digital recorder and will see what else we might have captured as these files are reviewed. 

Our team, were very pleased with what we were seeing.  We visited both restrooms, walked around the main part of the library, visited the garage for the first time in years and ended in the Staff Lounge.  All in all, we had a very good walk. 

The orange domed EMF’s were sounding and lighting up a lot. Once in the Staff Lounge, we were getting almost constant hits. 

Tour 2

We were hearing things in-between tours. I took a restroom break and heard what seemed like a young woman or girl speak. I could not make out what she said, sadly.  Many of the team hear things.  Once people started arriving for the tour we noticed the devices in the middle of the floor lighting up. It seemed our spirit friends were anxious to get started.  Mary, one of the team was feeling things. She is a Reiki Master and is very aware of energy and the changes around her.

At one point, Tiffany, a team member, reported she was touched.  Her KII was lighting up most of the night. It seemed everywhere she went, something was following her.  There were some big hits on the KII’s as the group was passing by the archway coming out of the gallery.  Tour members were asking questions and the devices just kept lighting up.  Everyone was very excited.  You could physically feel the energy.  I heard voices but could not make out what they were saying. I like to wait to see if anyone else in the tour is hearing them also.  Three times, I noticed others reacting to something. I asked if something happened and they said they were hearing voices or a voice.  They too, could not make out what was said.  Twice, people reported seeming something move. They said it moved quick and it was only there for just a quick second. 

Once in the garage, there was lots going on. The KII’s lit up.  The EMF’s went off.  The orange domed ones, just kept going. Someone was with us for sure. Everyone was really feeling it.  The excitement was high.  On the stairs, several people reported feeling someone was there. A person to the right of me, reported hearing a man speak. They didn’t catch what was said. We were totally in the dark and the lights were almost constant.  Great stuff.  We all loved it.  It seemed “Cowboy” was there as well as several others.

As we were moving up to the Staff Lounge, we were on the stairs. Mary and Tiffany saw a ball of light streak across.  They felt energy everywhere.  The group arrived in the Lounge and immediately everything was lighting up. Some of us were sitting on the heating/cooling register. A lady next to me kept getting hits with the orange domes EMF. By moving the gadget up, down, and side to side, it seemed the little ghost girl was with us. She stayed for a long time. We were very excited. Next to that lady was another. A one point she said “You can sit on my lap if you want”.  At that, the spirt seemed to move to her lap and stayed only there until we finally had to leave.

Ursula, set up two flash lights on the table. This is a way to allow the spirts to use the flash lights to talk to us.  Well, it worked. She got many so called, answers to her questions. We did get a good laugh. I was trying to catch the flash lights going off with my cell phone. I would start recording but nothing happened so I stopped it. Boom, they then came on.  This happened several times. It was a bit frustrating.  Everyone started laughing.  I said at one point, “Watch, the second I turn this off, it will happen.”.  It did.  We all laughed.  I then asked the sprits to let me at least get one shot of this happening.  Finally, it worked.  I was able to get two recorded.  Then we all laughed some more.  It became a game or sorts. 

We all were so excited at this point. My friend Amber was holding the Raggedy Annie doll we use to entice the children sprits.  A man was very close and between them the KII was constantly going off.  It seemed at least one of the “kids” was with Amber and the doll.  So much was going on. Almost all the devices were lighting up. I had my digital recorder running most of the time. I can’t wait to see if we caught anything there. 

All in all, it was a very special night.  We have never had so many devices lighting up all at once. 

It has been two years since we have done Ghost Walk. I had been told by a few staff members that there wasn’t anything happening anymore. But…..several have come forward with stories.  Yes, there is still activity.  We are not surprised.

Many people stopped and asked for more Ghost Walks. We will do our best to make this happen.   

Feeling Off…….Not Always Paranormal

November 1, 2018 on 10:31 am | In Article | No Comments


 

I was scrolling down on my Facebook yesterday (9/20/18) and I saw a post that states the following:

Today & Tomorrow
Solar Storms Causing
Lack of sleep, intense dreams or nightmares.
Low energy, Fatigue, Restlessness,
Ears ringing, feeling dizzy & ungrounded,
Pressure headaches, dehydrations, achy.
Unexplainable anxiety & irritability,
Enhanced intuition, perception & sensitivity,
The information is provided by the 11:11 Awakening Code
Many of the posts in the comments complain of low energy and many dreams that they don’t usually have. Some stated that they thought it was just stress from the hurricane hitting the eastern areas and all the fires in the west. That too, may be a factor. When we watch the news, read newspapers or follow our Facebook feeds, some things can just be too much. My advice is to take it slow. Once you start feeling overwhelmed, turn it all off for a bit. Take a break. The experts advise us to stay hydrated and rest when ever possible.
I shared the post and was shocked how many people commented that they were having these same symptoms. I suffer from migraine often but I have really been feeling “off” with the last batch. I keep waking up at 3 a.m. for no apparent reason and I am having tons of dreams. I am a regular dreamer but they have escalated. If has been a rough week. I am not sure if it is the solar activity or life around me, but I would very much like it to stop.
For me, I have decided that I will start paying a little more attention to solar flares and such. I have heard they can disrupt our cell service but forgot how much it can affect our actual bodies.
I did a bit of an online search on monitoring solar storms. Take your pick. Wow. I had no idea how much information was out there on the subject. Good information.
Here is the search engine Bings findings link:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+monitor+solar+storms+effects+on+humans&qpvt=how+to+monitor+solar+storms+effects+on+humans&FORM=VDRE
If you are one that feels these things, you might also start reviewing activity online and possibly journaling what is happening to you. With the journals you can also share the information with your health care provider if necessary.

Best of Luck!

Photos of the Haunted Library

October 15, 2018 on 11:53 am | In Article | No Comments

Please take a look at a few of the photos we keep on file of the library and some of our findings.

Remember, if you too have photos, EVPS, or other evidence, please  contact me at mgilmore@sweetwaterlibraries.com. By you sharing we can further our research.

Thank you!

 

Haunted Library Q & A

October 1, 2018 on 2:48 pm | In Article | No Comments

I thought it would be helpful for me to answer a few of the most asked questions.

1. Is the library really haunted?

a. With my experience there, yes. I do have to add that not everyone that works there or have visited there, believe this to be true. For me, seeing (or hearing, feeling, etc.) is believing.

2. Have you ever seen a ghost?

a. Yes, three to be exact. I have seen many shadows and “things” (movements that I can’t explain), but there have been three full apparitions.

3. Were you ever scared to work at the library?

a. No. I have felt apprehensive or a little nervous because I didn’t know what was happening and such, but for me, no I was never afraid.

4. Have you always seen ghosts?

a. No. I can say I only had a couple “unexplained” things happen before I started working at the library. But……the first week I started, things happened. I heard someone whisper my name in my right ear. It happened several times. After talking to other staff, I was not alone. I was told “They are just saying hello”.

5. Do you “ghost hunt’ elsewhere?

a. No, not as a rule. I have visited a couple places, but I feel I know or at least feel more comfortable at the library. The ghosts just seem to be part of the building. If you work there, there is a chance you will have something odd happen at some time.

6. Why do some people have things happen and others do not?

a. Once while visiting the Stanly Hotel for a paranormal conference, I had a chance to talk to Chip Coffee (well known psychic). He was asked this question and he said that he saw it like this. If you were a spirit and you walked into a room. In one corner were friendly people and in the other not so friendly people. Which would you try to talk to? This makes total sense to me. I choose to neither block or call to the spirits as a rule. If they wish to contact me, I will listen. With this said, I always “put it out there, only the spirits of the light are welcome”.

7. Why were there no Ghost Walks for 2016 and 2017?

a. I quit working at the library in May 2016. Several of us took a retirement buy-out at that time. The library was unable to afford to replace us. Thus, there were not enough employees available to host the Ghost Walks. Currently there is only one employee Bianca, that previously co-hosted the walks. I, along with four others, have started the Ghost Walk Crew who are hosting this year’s walks.

8. Was the library built over an old “Indian” graveyard?

a. No. It was the old city cemetery.

9. Is it true that graves have been found since the library opened?

a. Yes. There have been several projects where digging was done and yes, bones were found. I one instance, two full coffins were dig up. It was in 1996 I believe. I was working part-time then. Earlier in the day, a work crew doing pipeline work started to dig an area and shockingly they brought up a skeleton. The police and officials were called in. Charlie Love, from Western Wyoming Community College, was called in. He was a renowned anthropologist. This caused much excitement as you may have quested. The bones are still held at the WWCC in Rock Springs as far as I know.

10. Why are there not more Ghost Walks?

a. Simply, it is due the having enough experienced people that the library trusts being available to take them on.

11. Can I become a Ghost Walk Crew member?

a. Probably not. I started this group with permission from the library director. I hand picked those persons that previously helped with the Ghost Walks and I totally trust them. I do not have to worry about their professionalism or their provoking and such. That is not allowed. They are an amazing group that I am happy to call friends. We are all on the “same page” as far as what to do and not to do. It makes it so much easier to do these events. I am really grateful for these people.

12. Can my paranormal group get in to investigate the library?

a. Probably not. Do not be offended, but last I knew, the library was not allowing others to investigate. You can always ask the library manager or director. But be prepared to be told no.

 

I hope that this Q & A may have helped explain most of your questions.

Feel free to send in your questions if not. I will try to answer them in a timely manner.

Thanks for stopping by. ??

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