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I cannot remember life without GHOSTS/SPIRITS... My interest began in the paranormal when I was 2...that's when my mom told me I first started talking about GHOSTS/SPIRITS. I grew up like most of you, learning that one shouldn't talk about the things they can see, hear and feel. Now, after years of ignoring these abilities and senses, I can no longer deny it. The TIME has come...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Double Rainbows, Red mists, and Orbs

Let me introduce myself...as this is my first post
I have lived in the Santa Cruz CA area now for 20 years and boy is it rich with legends, mystery and paranormal phenomena. From the Mystery Spot where gravity seems to cease, to the famed haunted Brookdale Lodge where all of Old Hollywoods' royalty would go to get-away, to having inspired none other than Mr.Hitchcock himself. Yep, both Psycho AND The Birds were from Santa Cruz. Alfred Hitchcock was so "intrigued" with the gothic architecture and folklore that he actually took up residence here.
Having seen spirits since i was 2, i was more than delighted to find paranormal phenomena captured on my 35mm film. It's like a window into the spirit world that i've been ridiculed for seeing my whole life. Finally some poosible proof...
It was a clear, dry day this past summer. I noticed outside my kitchen an enormous, full arching Double Rainbow in the sky. Having only seen this happen once before, i grabbed my camera to take some "artistic" pictures. I took a sequence of about 7 pictures. When i got the film back there were amazing anomalies. You can actually see 3 orbs come from the background to the forefront. As if that weren't enough... a bizarre red mist appears in 2 of the photos. It looks almost like a phantom...arms outstretched. In the last photo, the red mist seems to be exiting the picture frame from the bottom left corner! What a trip!!!!
Ofcourse i showed the pix to several people and someone suggested i mail them to a website like www.Coast-toCoast.com . I emailed them to a fantastic, resourceful website that is just stocked with paranormal pictures www.wintersteel.com . Check my pix at the bottom of the Photos page at

"It just gets Curiouser and Curiouser! " - Alice in Wonderland


Misery luvs Co said...

Oh My GOD!!! What is that red thing??? I've seen a lot of orbs but that's a pretty cool picture!!!
How old is the house you live in? Do you know the history of the property? Are you by any Ley Lines?
I look forward to seeing more of your paranormal pix. That graveyard you went to sounds really creepy. I've heard there were satanic covens in the Santa Cruz Mountains...Even a Bigfoot Museum???

WOW! Keep up the good work!

Rand said...

Here's the link to the post I wrote pointing to your post. Cheers great pics.

Rand said...

Oops Red mist, orbs and rainbows from Rose Here it is.

mheggs said...

Actually, The Birds was filmed in Bodega Bay.....

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Anonymous said...

Cool pic. Not sure what to make of it.

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right, The Birds was filmed in Bodega Bay.

However the inspiration for the very film itself came from the real life phenomenon occurring in Santa Cruz CA. The film was based on the story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.
The film was directed by Hitchcock and released in 1963. 2 years earlier, a real life "invasion" of birds occurred in Santa Cruz. The event was reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel on August 18, 1961. Mr.Hitchcock asked the Sentinel for a copy of the story reported in the August 21, 1961 paper.
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He was also inspired by the Sunshine Villa located in Santa Cruz for the Bates Motel in PSYCHO. He was so fond of the area, he later bought a home is Scotts Valley