Monday, December 29, 2014

Dates for 2015 Mercury Retrograde

2015 Mercury Retrograde

January 21st - February 11th
May 18th - June 11th
September 17th - October 9th

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 2014 "Rants & Raves"

Is everyone ready for Christmas?  As of today, YES I finally am!  Though we put our Christmas tree up at the beginning of the month, I cannot believe it is the week of Christmas.   Our cat, Roxy, enjoys the tree as much as Jaselyn.

The plan this year is to stick close to home and let Jaselyn enjoy her toys.  I know I have spoke to some of you that will be traveling over the holidays and I wish you all a safe trip.

I was hoping to get a newsletter out this month, but now that looks more like the first part of the year.  To join the mailing list, please email me at

I will be available for both of the upcoming holidays.  (A couple of hours off here and there.)  And, for the first time, I am taking the month of January off from paranormal investigations.  (A much needed break!) I am pleased that we have another local, reliable team if anything should come up in January.   January I plan to keep up with my psychic readings, Reiki students, and continue to work on my writing project.  (As well as hibernate from any bad weather we may have!)

Don’t forget that when your January horoscopes post, there will be an extra line or two of what you can expect for the upcoming year.

Just what can you expect in 2015?  Actually, pretty much a repeat of this year but stronger in the area of finances.  A LOT of reconnections from the past.  Both people and places.  Also for a lot of you that don’t travel often, there is a lot of travel upcoming in 2015.  Overall, a good year ahead!

For myself, I would have to say that 2014 has been one of the better years for me.  It has been a productive year both personally and professionally and I hope 2015 is even better.  It has been wonderful having Jaselyn around.  My daughter has us establishing new family traditions and I have enjoyed both of them tremendously.

So what do I have planned for 2015?  First and foremost, psychic readings and some updates to my websites. I plan to kick off the first of the year with another Tarot Card Workshop in January.  I have a couple of paranormal investigations that we will do in February and March and start setting up for spring.  I am in process of ideas for Central Virginia Psychic Development &Paranormal Research.  I have a book that should publish in the spring.  (Possibly two, in 2015.)  And there are three separate discussions of filming projects in 2015.  (I will see where that goes, and keep you posted!)  My monthly horoscopes and the monthly blog will stay in place.  Though CVAPI’s YouTube channel stays updated, I hope to work on mine as well.  Oh yeah, VACATION!  I plan to work that as well!  And on a personal note, I have two rooms that I plan to paint.  Of course I always have a new idea or two that I am kicking around as well. 

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Until 2015….


Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 2014 "Rants & Raves"

I hope this finds that each and every one of you has had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now preparing for Christmas!

It is hard to believe that on November 22nd, we celebrated Jaselyn’s first birthday.  (That first year has flown by!)  It is funny how a new baby in the family can bring about new family traditions.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my daughter and granddaughter.  A LOT of food, enjoying the Macy’s Parade, and just some good family time.  I was also able to work in a couple of psychic readings Thanksgiving Day.  Honestly, I feel truly blessed in being able to say that I have too many things that I am grateful for to be able to list!

With all of the commotion of a big birthday party, we are waiting a week before digging out the Christmas tree.  Between our cat and a one-year old that should be an adventure in itself!  I am enjoying our new tradition of “Elf on a Shelf”.  Her name is “Sugar plum” and she can turn up anywhere!

The month of December, the plan is for psychic readings and picking up on some of my writing.  (We do have one paranormal investigation to knock out this week.)  And….my birthday is in December!!!!  (A shout out to all of the Sagittarius out there!)

I do have a couple of specials that will remain in place for the holidays.  The one-hour psychicreading will remain at a reduced rate as well as the Distant Learning Coursefor Reiki Certifications.  I would also like to thank my daughter for her hard work on beginning a new shop on my website! ( I do tend to throw out some random specials on Twitter during the month.)

I do remain available during the holidays, though sometimes it may be later in the evening.  As always the best times to reach me are between 1pm to 1am. 

As we approach Christmas, please be mindful of the scams out there!  Check out this email I got today…(I removed the senders name.)

I guess they forgot that their psychic’s address was in their address book.  And you better believe I replied!  That person is no more at an embassy or robbed than I am!  My heart goes out to anyone that has been scammed.

I do understand that some of you suffer from the “Holiday Blues”.  Please remember that this is ONLY a brief time in the year!  I get a lot of callers from those that don’t want to be alone.  (I would like to remind you that there are worse things in life than being alone!  You could be in some needless drama instead.)

The holidays are what YOU make of them.  Join the shopping crowds and make yourself a stocking, or a stocking for your coworkers or pets.  VOLUNTEER!  Shelters, food banks etc.   Sometimes the greatest gift is giving back to others!  Or simply get out and enjoy the Christmas lights.  It is all up to you.

My next newsletter will go out in December.  Email me at to get on the mailing list.  Join me on Facebook and look for your December horoscopes to go up on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October "Rants & Raves"

I cannot believe we are at the end of October.  I feel like I have been in a whirlwind since August.  However, I am pleased, as I have accomplished a lot in a very short time frame.

We have logged another investigation in Downtown Richmond, for WRIC Channel 8.  That story will air sometime this week.  For those out of the area, I will see if I can find an online link to the story or get it up on my website.

I do have a couple of more investigations to complete before the year ends.  Our next Ghost Hunting 101 presentation is Tuesday November 11th at Pamunkey Library in Mechanicsville, Virginia at 6pm.  If you have never been, please come by.  There is a LOT of information packed into a 2-hour presentation.

It does appear that the call for Virginia this winter is “Wet and white”.  I hope to take some time off from investigating the first of the year, to allow me to catch up on some other things.  The weather here this month has been perfect, I have no complaints!

I am sooo looking forward to Halloween!  It is a shame that it is not a weeklong holiday!  (There is nothing better than dressing up and candy!)  This year my daughter and I will be taking Jaselyn for her first Halloween.  She is dressing up as her all time favorite….Spongebob.

I finally feel like I have made some head way in accomplishing some things around my home.  Of course, there are still a few projects left, but the big ones are done!

I have had a couple of emails this month regarding that I was going to stop publishing the monthly horoscopes.  I am not sure where these rumors get started, but it is just that!  I will continue to publish the monthly horoscopes, both at Examiner and to my website.

Now that my schedule is dieing down with the paranormal for the year, I may very well begin making some changes to my website.   (There is a new store going up, and that link will be added soon!)

Psychic readings are always first in my priorities.  The best time to reach me remains between 1pm and 1am.  I do get backed up on emails from time to time, but for the most part you should not have more than a 24-hour wait.

I am in process of putting together the next Tarot Card Workshop for the month of November.  This will go up on my website soon and generally fill up quickly!

My next newsletter will go out soon.  To get on the mailing list send me and email to

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Monday, September 29, 2014

September 2014 "Rants & Raves"

The end of September….where did the month go?  It has been a busy month for me.  The month has consisted of several psychicreadings, a paranormal investigation and redoing my office space.

I did appear at Shogun’s this month for psychic readings and got to see many that I have not seen in awhile.  (Upcoming I do plan to return to this location!)

I was able to wrap up an investigation on a private residence today, and getting ready for another one.  It appears that we may be offering a paranormal investigation to the public in the month of October.  I hope to have more details on this soon!  (Keep your eye on the EVENTS page.)  For those with a paranormal interest, don’t forget Ghost Hunting 101 is coming up in November in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

The month of October I am keeping with a “Normal” work schedule.  Though there are many events in my local area, they will be worked into my readings schedule.  (The best time to reach me for a psychicreading is between 1pm and 1am.)

As for the redoing of my office, this has been like spring-cleaning in the fall!  Ultimately, I am super happy with how things are going and working at my own pace.  (The best part.)  I am a bit surprised at what my office has accumulated over the course of 8 years.

Mercury Retrograde is getting ready to hit us for the final time in 2014.  It begins on October 4th and runs through October 25th.  Although I really don’t expect this to be a “Negative” retrograde, I do find that it is one of the “Unexpected and/or surprises”.  Either way, it is not the time frame to begin new projects!

I finally took the time to close the pool yesterday.  The sure sign that fall is here!  Although it is cooler, I do enjoy just looking at the water.  With fall comes the comfortable days, hoodies in the evenings, the changing of the leaves, football and pumpkins!  Not a bad thing!

The month of October will be spent on psychic readings primarily.  I am only taking on a couple of paranormal investigations before the end of the year.  I hope to finish most of my projects on the house so I can spend the winter months on my writing project.  By the way, the prediction for winter in Virginia this year is “Wet and white”.  

Congratulations to my cousin Ashley on her marriage to Josh!  Her wedding was just perfect!  (Jaselyn had a great time and wore out both of us!)

Jaselyn is now 10-months old, and will be walking soon!  (How time flies!) 

Don’t forget that your October horoscopes will post to my website on October 1st.  Random specials go out on Twitter and you can always join me on Facebook.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sunday Nights in September

Psychic Readings

Sunday Nights from 9pm to Midnight

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Midlothian VA 23112

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 2014 "Rants & Raves"

The end of August, that is so hard to believe!  The holidays will be here before you know it! (I am still noticing a lot of signs of an early fall.)

This has been a busy month of trying to pull things together for a schedule for the fall.  I do have another Tarot Card Workshop coming up in the month of September.  (Date pending.)  I will get information out on this as soon as I can.

I am very pleased to see “A Haunting” air this month on Destination America.  The episode “Demons Revenge” was probably the best case that we had.  (There is a blog posted on that case.)  I was also shocked to see that Demon’s Exorcist, from 4 years ago has aired on Destination America this month as well.  (Both of these families are doing great now!)

I had put out a request on Facebook that I am looking for someone local that I have read for that would not mind being filmed.  I have filled that with a couple of back ups and I appreciate all of you that responded!

I am getting several inquiries on Central Virginia PsychicDevelopment & Paranormal Research.  It is indeed my fault that we have not had a meeting recently.  I am currently working on another project that has prevented me from scheduling a date, due to having dates available for this as well. 

Tentatively the plan is to move forward with the Tarot Workshop in September and a Reiki Workshop for certifications.  The month of October by all means, will have something to do with the paranormal.  And for those interested, the next public presentation of Ghost Hunting101, will be held in Mechanicsville in November.

Due to “A Haunting”, I am getting numerous inquires about CVAPI.  Those that we take out are members of Central Virginia Psychic Development & Paranormal Research, so please join, and email me your contact information to 

I am also aware that I have many of the locals looking for psychic readings.  For now, I ask that you please go through my website or email me at to pull something together.  (Don’t forget, that psychic parties are always an option as well.)

This month, I have had numerous questions asked about psychic readings as well as the paranormal, so I want to address them here.

Is there a waiting list for a paranormal investigation?
Yes, sometimes there is.  Extreme cases generally come first and I may have to move someone back. 

Do you only take cases that are considered to be demonic?
No.  90% of our investigations are nothing more than to see if we can confirm paranormal activity.

How much equipment do you take with you?
It depends on the case.  The majority of the time, most, if not all of the equipment does go out with us.  This includes a surveillance system that runs 9 cameras.

Do you only take local cases?
Preferably, but other locations are considered.

When is the best time to catch you for a psychic reading?
Between the hours of 1pm to 1am.

Are your psychic readings cheaper in person?
No.  Although special rates are given for an hour session.

Do you run specials on your psychic readings?
Randomly.  They are posted on Twitter.

Can I split a session with a friend?
For 30 minutes or an hour, YES.  For 15 minutes or an email/chat, NO.

Do you take walk-ins?

How do I set an appointment with you?
Email me directly at

(I would like to add, that if you try to reach me by phone and I did not pickup, it is indeed possible that I am on another call at that time.)  Twitter posts are on the front page of my website and will let you know when I am available as well.

I have so many of you that inquire about Jaselyn and she has just turned 9 months old.  I took some time off Monday to go with her and my daughter to the county fair and we ALL had a blast!  Currently I believe my daughter is planning her first birthday party.  Jaselyn also won her first pageant this month.

For those of you that missed “A Haunting” Destination America will rerun that episode this Sunday night the 31st at 10pm.  (I am more than pleased to see that New Dominion Pictures did a great job on Tiffany’s story!)

As of today, I am finally caught up on emails!  (If I missed yours, please let me know.)  I am currently on a normal schedule and getting ready for horoscopes for September this weekend.

Until next time….

Saturday, August 2, 2014

From the actual case file of "A Hauntings" "Demon Revenge"

I am more than pleased with how “A Haunting” aired.  Demonic haunts are few and far in between.  So I decided to take the time to fill in the blanks on how we came to this conclusion.

When Tiffany first contacted me, she was scared, and so was Georgia.  There was a tremendous amount of turmoil between her and Billy.  She explained to me in great detail the changes that she had seen in him since moving in.  She reached out to me at the time her animals were dieing with no explanation.  I can confirm that what you saw on television were just some of her actual reports.

I took this case for two reasons.  One, being there was a child that was scared.  The second being that her animals were dieing without an explanation.  Unfortunately, she called me when we were slammed, and I indeed had to put her on a waiting list.

Tiffany contacted me daily.  In that time a lot of new reports came from her.  Did I think she was crazy?  Not crazy, but I thought she may be scared that I would turn the case down because she was nearly two hours from me.  As the days followed some of her reports I began to question, as they resembled that of Amityville.  Still I had agreed to take this case, and kept my word.

The day finally came, that I rode to Franklin to meet her and Billy and take a look at the location.  It was so perfect.  A very large farmhouse with two stairwells, a wrap around porch and a breezeway, 20 acres of land and a barn.  A postcard setting.  Inside the home was clean, spacious and well decorated.  Yet, it did not have a “Warm” feeling to it.  It had the feeling of you were being watched. 

Swarms of large fliesOne of Tiffany’s reports.  When going out to the barn, we went through the kitchen were Tiffany showed me flies on the kitchen counter.  They were huge, not horseflies and not regular houseflies.  I chalked this up to it’s a farm, and really didn’t think anymore about it.  It wasn’t exactly a swarm at the time but I would say around 40 all in one spot.  When we returned inside the home, through the kitchen.  They were gone.  No trace whatsoever.

The animals – In the barn she showed me Georgia’s rabbit.  (The largest rabbit I had ever seen.)  They also had an adorable puppy named Rebel, as well as her horse.  The property allowed the horse to walk all the way to the porch on the house.  Tiffany stated that the horse no longer wanted anything to do with the barn and that was not normal.  Within 72 hours of my visit, the rabbit was found dead in the barn with no explanation.  The puppy Rebel, had run from the home down the driveway and was struck by a car.  (This home sets well off the road, and had a very long driveway.)  This left her with only the horse.  Tiffany was beyond devastated when she called.

Upstairs -  In the master bedroom, this is what I would describe as feeling an actual oppression.  I was not wanted there.  Audio I ran that day, later showed that something had actually rushed up on me with heavy breathing.  (My dog flipped when I played this to my daughter.)  There was no one in the home but Tiffany and me.  Georgia was in school and Billy was out back burning a pile of brush.

Billy – When coming back from the barn, we stopped to chat with Billy and Tiffany introduced me.  He was onboard with the investigation and pretty much left it with “Get me some answers.” He would be out of town for the actual investigation.  How would I describe him?  Gruff, comes to mind.  At the time Tiffany had not reported to me the changes in his eyes.  Were his eyes blue that day?  Not that I recall.  The day we sat in the conference room of New Dominion Pictures his eyes were notably blue.  He was completely different.  Matter of fact, he did not even remember ever meeting me.

Face in the window – Tiffany did not review the photos of the day they were moving in until later on.  This is when she found that there was a face in the window.  She provided me with the actual photo taken that day.  In checking the meta tag information on that photo, we could see that the photo had not been tampered with.

On the ride home, I new that this was an “Aggressive” haunt.  I needed all of my investigators onboard and every piece of equipment we had to penetrate the entire location.  There was no doubt in my mind that this location would produce, I just wasn’t sure “What” it would produce.

The history – One of my best friends, Linda Silk lives in Sussex Virginia.  She spent the day with me at the courthouse pulling property deeds.  We found how far the land went back to we could no longer read the handwritten deeds.  Interestingly enough, we also found that somewhere on the land was an old family cemetery.  Tiffany and Billy were renting this farmhouse.  Tiffany spent time at the public library researching what she could.  She found the public record showing the people that had moved in and out of the location, with most not staying 12 months.  We collaborated on our findings often.

The morning of the investigation my daughter (and co-founder of CVAPI) was fine.  As we began loading equipment she got sick.  She was sick for the entire investigation staying seated in the living room near the monitor.  Tiffany called to report that the heat had gone completely out.  (Billy’s out of town.)  We would move forward with the investigation by heating with the wood stove and a space heater upstairs.  Upon arrival, the power is out on the barn.  No logical explanation, just no power. 

During our setup, 4 of my investigators, including myself, were unpacking equipment in the breezeway.  A strong cold breeze came into the room.  As an investigator was speaking we were all speechless noticing that we could see his breath when he spoke.  We were in the adjoining room of the woodstove registering at 65 degrees.  A few minutes later in the same room, an investigator notices that a cup she is drinking from is now covered in condensation.  (We experimented with all of this at a later date and were unable to duplicate it.)

The door that opens on voice command – I myself, grew up in a 200 year old farmhouse.  They have wood floors, creak, make noises and generally have wiring problems.  One thing I wanted to investigate was Tiffany’s claim that a large crawl space door under the second stairwell would open when you asked it to.  Stopping everyone in their tracks….NO foot movement from ANYONE even in an adjoining room.  I stood 4 feet from that door and asked it to open.  It did, more than once I might add.

Bathroom light – Tiffany reported that the bathroom off the dining rooir that the light would come on.  (Electricians had already been into this location, by the way.)  She described it as very quick, like someone just flipped the switch.  Though we did not see it happen it was indeed caught on camera.  (See video.)

Oozing “Gunk” from the walls – Yes, she actually reported this.  During the investigation Tiffany came to get me and two other investigators to report the oozing gunk had started on one of the walls.  What did this look like?  Like Kayro syrup with a yellowish brownish tint.  Large drips, not just in one spot but the entire wall beginning at the seam in the ceiling.  We checked the floor upstairs and I sent one under the house.  No idea….  We went back to film it….GONE.  As if it never happened and never existed.  On numerous occasions I have wished to have a college science department onboard over this.  Could we have placed it in a test tube?  Would it have evaporated?  Could science tell us what this was?

Random red lights – Two investigators in the front foyer came to me in a panic that they had seen a red light from the back porch shine through the back door.  Also noted that the person at the monitor saw this as well.  I brushed this claim off.  There were two digital cameras on the premises that would cast off a red light.  Video later revealed that this indeed happened more than once.  It not only occurred at the door, but in the dining room.  (Near the bathroom.)  It occurs when we are running an audio session upstairs in the Master Bedroom.  Paranormal teams I cannot begin to STRESS the IMPORTANCE of ADJOINING camera views.  This was NOT a digital camera.  Everyone is accounted for in the location and what equipment is in their hands!

Digital recorder – The audio in the Master Bedroom.  An Olympus recorder states “Do you know your dead?”  Listen to it.  (See video).  This was my voice and a question that I asked earlier in the evening in the barn.  This actually PLAYED to us through a recorder that was in record mode.  (Another recorder beside it, captured it.)  We later confirmed from Olympus, the manufacture of this recorder that it CANNOT happen…..but it did.

The heater – (See video) This also occurred in the master bedroom when Tiffany states “I think its scared”.  I cannot tell you the time we spent trying to duplicate this.  Cameras show no one is near that heater in the room and no one is moving at the time the buzzer goes off.  We even swapped the heaters out.

The smell – (They did a WONDERFUL job on that reenactment!)  Though Tiffany never reported the smell coming from the dining room, this is where it occurred during an audio session.  It was strong, pungent and nauseating.  You certainly did not have to ask, do you smell it?  Rotten meat or a dead body come to mind.

Joseph – EVP’s (Audio files) could never deny or confirm the presence of Joseph.  I can state that the only audio captured on the entire investigation was during the questioning of Joseph.

Tiffany being pushed down the stairs – The feeling of aggression upstairs was very overwhelming.  A video clip of that stairwell shows an orb.  What was first thought to be the pixilization of the camera indeed does appear that something is moving down the stairs.  I cannot confirm that this ever happened to her.  But in the hours we spent there, none of us can deny it happened either.

Investigators – One of my investigators is a man of science and a huge skeptic.  He stated that while in the master bedroom he felt as though someone poured a cold pitcher of water down his shirt collar.  This puzzled him to say the least.  He put a lot of research into this instance and could not come up with an explanation.

The barn – Several trips were made out to the barn that evening.  (There is no power and no EMF’s are picked up.) 4 Voice recorders are placed on a workbench near the tool shed.  Digital cameras began to power off.  ALL of the voice recorders powered off.  Trying this again later in the evening, we still had problems out there.  On our final trip to the barn, let me see if I can describe this.  We felt SMALL… if what was in there was larger than life itself.  We felt threatened.  We now know whatever is occurring in the home is NOT the size of what is in that barn.  It had begun to rain, a slight mist.  The barn has a large entrance on the front and access to the horses stall on the rear.  We stood in the barn with a fresh salt lick and fresh hay, the horse would not come in.  (Actually the horse looked at us like we were nuts. A horse well generally seek shelter if nothing else under a tree, he walked off from us and headed to the pasture.)  Before exiting the barn we notice a white mist.  (Common, it has begun to rain.)  Not so common was watching it transform to an extremely large black shadow. (See video.)  Notice the height of it?  This also could not be duplicated.  We returned to the house to find there are now camera problems in the dining room. 

Was there a portal in the barn?  I have been asked this on numerous occasions.  I cannot say.  Demonologist seem to think so.  All I know is that as of today, I have never felt something that strong before, nor do I want to.

Georgia – To this day, I am horrified to think of what that child experienced in the barn.

Camera interference – All through the night.  This is why I only use a wired system.  (I never trust a wireless system). Cameras and cords are matched to one another.  The interference is noted on several cameras throughout the night.  That same system has been on countless investigations with no problems.

The flame- (See video.) Again, this is the importance of your ADJOINING camera views.  This occurs in the master bedroom, adjoining cameras show two investigators have just left the room.  What is it?  To this day, I will listen to any explanation ANYONE has to offer.

The bread – (See video.)  This occurs in the kitchen early in the morning on our tear down.  (Notice the power is now on.)  That room has not had anyone in it in a couple of hours.  It is more than the end is unraveling, it actually tilts off the table.  It has not been touched in over 4 hours.  There is a noticeable “swirl” beside it, you can see it by the stove.  That is only on camera while this is occurring with the bread.  Over the years, how many experiments have we done with a loaf of bread?  Too many to count.

The day following the investigation – One of my investigators has 4 house cats.  Two are sick and taken to the vet, and one is put down.  My daughter now feels fine and states she will not return there.  I feel exhausted, disoriented and lethargic would be a good word.  (Enough that we mixed up some cell phones when I left.)  Another investigator calls to say he is sick.  Hang up the phone, and yet another one calls to say he is sick.  My skeptic, calls me with a severe migraine and is headed to a doctor.  And, another one calls, she has two small housedogs, one is sick and going to the vet and the other has run off.  My Siberian husky, “Sasha”  is taking six foot leaps trying to climb a wall.  We stop her from doing that and she proceeds to try to dig up the bathtub.  Abnormal behavior to say the least.  At this point, we have not even reviewed anything from that evening.

Demonologist I reached out to Bishop James Long in Kentucky on this case.  I enjoyed working with him and his assistant and learned A LOT.  As you saw on television, it was Tiffany’s decision to not bring them in, but to stay in the home.  He did state that now that we have had one of these cases, that for whatever reason, more would follow.  And they did.

Did I really say “Move out.” – I did.  This is the first and only case I have ever stated that to anyone.

NEW DOMINION PICTURES- I have to admit that when Erin Hull, of New Dominion Pictures contacted me to see if I would participate in this, I was not at ease.  A past production experience on another show, proved to me that things were twisted with added hype for ratings.  HATS OFF TO YOU ERIN HULL!  BRAVO, BRAVO for keeping to Tiffany’s story and recognizing, that the case in itself was strong enough without added “Fluff”.  As far as production, you did an excellent job on the reenactments, I was more than pleased.

Tiffany had stated in an interview, “I want people to know that it is real and not always harmless.”  I stand behind that statement 100%.   By choice we release very little on demonic cases.  We are seeing trends to them as in other cases.  However, the last thing I need is everyone yelling, “It’s a demon” to get on TV.  These cases are rare but they do happen.  To the paranormal investigators that are skeptical and think its all television, we thought the same thing at once too.  Educate yourself on these.  If not, you are putting yourselves and families in the line of fire.

Well there you have it.  An hour television show and one lengthy blog, and I still did not cover everything.  This is definitely a case that left me with more questions than answers.  In case your wondering….other than the walk thru and the investigation I have NEVER returned to that house.  (The house on television is not the actual house.)

Jackie Tomlin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 2014 "Rants & Raves"

Funny how I got up this morning thinking I would go ahead and write my blog, and here it is 10:30 at night.  Another month has been flying by.  However, Virginia weather has not been all that bad for the month of July.  Unfortunately, I am beginning to see signs of an early fall.

We had family come in from Florida and stay with us this month.  Jaselyn was so good!  (But she always is!)  I also went to a brunch and saw some friends that I had not been able to see in months.  It’s so good to reconnect!  I hope to end the summer with having a get together here.  I am also VERY grateful for a friend showing up at 9:30pm last night to cut our grass!  (Yes, I broke the lawn mower.)  Even though it was cut at night, I have to admit it looks better than me doing it in the daylight!

I have not had a vacation yet.  I hope to sneak away for a couple of days in August, but we will see how that goes.  The month of August is when I try to line up events for the fall.  In November, CVAPI will appear at Pamunkey Library in Mechanicsville VA for Ghost Hunting 101, free to the public.  We also have several pending investigations coming up.

This Friday, August 1st, one of our best cases will air on “A Haunting” on Destination America at 10PM.  The episode is called “Demons Revenge” and I am very excited to see it!  (I do plan to post more about that particular case at a later date.) 

I can share with you a funny thing about filming.  They picked me up at 6:30AM.  Twenty minutes after leaving my home I was asked, what was I wearing?  (It was February and I had on a coat.)  Well, I apparently had on the wrong color.  (Nope didn’t get the email on hair, makeup and wardrobe.)  So they want me in a solid color coral shirt.  I don’t even OWN a coral shirt!  So, the next plan is to delay filming, wait for the department stores to open and go shopping.  I placed a call to my daughter who called me back to say, “Good news, I have one solid color coral shirt”.  “And better yet, IT”S CLEAN.”  So thanks to my daughter filming went as scheduled.  It was probably sometime around lunch time (Or when I actually woke up), that I asked, “Why a coral shirt?”  Because it works with my complexion, hair, lighting, background, etc etc.  And a free fashion tip on the color palette that works for me.  So what did I learn?  I have been wearing the WRONG colors all of my life!  I have since tried to add those colors to my wardrobe.  (And I still don’t own a coral shirt).  But I have to ask…..How many of you could pull out a solid color coral shirt from your closet at 6:30AM?? ?

So for the month of July I have hit the cardio workouts harder than normal.  I must say a pedometer is the best investment EVER!  It will certainly show you how much, or how little you actually move in a day.  Not to mention that I sleep much better.  (Which is always a problem for me anyway.)

I have certified two in Reiki this month.  The Rieki course remains on sale until the end of July.  On a suggestion from one that is currently taking the course, I may very well set up a forum for Reiki so you may interact with one another.  (YES, I do promise I will get to the blog on Reiki!)

The best time to catch me for a psychic reading is between 1PM and 1AM.  (I am not a stickler for hours, but those are generally when you can catch me.)  Horoscopes will post to my website, and the next newsletter will come out soon.  To get on the mailing list email me at Join me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.

Until next time…

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The "Reality" of Reality TV

This is a topic that I have been meaning to discuss for a while now and will probably publish this to both of my blogs.  In filming three separate episodes for different shows, there appears to be a lot that the general public is not aware of.  The next thing I want to discuss is the “Bashers” of psychic television, paranormal television, and Reality TV in general.

The first thing I want to start by saying, is what you see on TV, actually took days to film.  So what you are actually viewing is the highlights of what was filmed.  “Reality” TV, means that they are real people, (or real families), they are not actresses or actors.

You will also hear people state that Reality TV is scripted.  Some of it is, but what does that mean?  Let me see if I can give you an example.  Lets say production has asked me to meet up with these 3 people, at this restaurant, and discuss this topic.  That is about as scripted as it gets.  Production will film it, and they will use what they see fit, no one is reading from an actual script.  Now, also notice that the 3 people I am meeting were filmed coming in.  That is because they were met up the road and each has their mics (microphones) on.

Now speaking of microphones.  Do you ever notice on shows were they “run into” someone?  They have on microphones and yes, you can tell.  (Some shows do not.)  I can tell you that you will not be filmed for National Television and NOT sign a consent form to be on a show.

An exception to the rule of “Scripted” would be any show filmed that use re-enactments.  These are actual people stating their stories, but actresses and actors do the re-enactment part reading from an actual script that production has provided.  It also may be a set and not the actual location to which they are discussing.

Production companies like to use a neat trick called the “Voice Overlay”.  What does this mean?  Let me give you an example.  Lets say, in watching a show, you heard me say “this”.  That was indeed my voice you heard, but NOT in that particular conversation.  This could have been  filmed two days prior in a totally different conversation.  How can you tell?  Because you won’t see me on TV saying it.  It will be my voice with another scene.

After the episode has gone through several edits, who has the final say?  The Network.  They are the final decision on what is aired.  What are they looking for?  Ratings. 

So why do people watch Reality TV?  Because they LIKE it!  They like the people, the families, the subject matter, story line,  or what they represent.  It is known as “Entertainment”.  Why do the “Bashers” watch it?  Because they need a life.  With all the causes that they could represent to do some good in the world, this is what they have dedicated their time to in hopes of recognition.

However, I am sure that the actual Networks are grateful for them boosting their ratings.  Any Network can see the number of dedicated fans out weighs the “Haters” of the show by far.

A little off the topic here, but I also know someone who has their story done into a Lifetime Movie.  (Notice it says “BASED ON a true story.”)

In the last 3 months, several different individuals have contacted me about people “Bashing” popular psychics on television as well as paranormal shows.  These “Bashers” are nothing more than “Glorified Stalkers” that are seeking a following.  Some have dedicated websites to support their beliefs and some have fallen so far off their rockers that they have even self publish books on different Reality series.  These idiots have contacted me before as well as people I know.

This is when I hear the famous phrase of “I KNOW FOR A FACT….”  This is also followed by: (from me)
“Do you know these people personally?”  NO
“Have you ever met these people?”  NO
“Where you there when it happened?”  NO
“Where you there when it was filmed?”  NO
“Did production acknowledge you or ask you to be on TV?”  NO
(hmmmmm…..all very interesting.)

Next will come, “I HAVE INTERVIEWED THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS”.  Really?  Because you are unable to validate any of it by stating it is “Confidential”.  Well I can tell you what IS indeed “Confidential”.  The contract between the person filming and the production company as to what can be discussed.  (One would not think it would take a rocket scientist to figure that out.)  So why do people with television appearances refuse to answer to these people?  Because they don’t HAVE to and who are they anyway?

To anyone in the news field, that will actually give these idiots the time of day, I would like to suggest that you fire your researcher, because you have now tainted your own credibility.  These people have dedicated their time and energy to “EXPOSE or INVESTIGATE” one thing only and that is TELEVISION……Seriously?  (Obviously their parents never taught them not to believe everything they see on TV.) 

To those that appear on these shows, my hats off to you for taking the high road!  You are doing something right!  (In all honesty, I watch very little psychic and paranormal television, but do watch other reality shows.) 

To the “Bashers” if ANY of you EVER contact me again, I will do nothing more than refer you right back to this blog.  The very idea that you are “investigating or exposing” something seen on television is ABSURD.  The only thing you are doing is publicly stalking people. I would also like to lend some advice to those that hate Reality TV……TURN THE CHANNEL!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 2014 "Rants & Raves"

Welcoming the month of June and the first day of summer hit on the 21st.  (My favorite season of the year!)  Today I am celebrating 8 years on my website.  It is hard to believe that 8 years ago, it actually launched as a 3 to 5 page site.  So, for the remainder of the month, one-hour phone readings for $98 and the Reiki course remains on sale, with an additional discount to groups of 4 or more.  (Email me, for an appointment for a one-hour reading.)

I can say that June has been a rather productive month as far as me getting some things done that I had been putting off.  My daughter and I have also really enjoyed having Jaselyn outside and spending some pool time with her.

I do have an issue that I want to address this month.  That pertains to the bashing of psychics and the paranormal and a few other things on television.  I have a LOT to say about this so I plan to do so on a separate blog.

Live readings have been put on hold until I find another local venue.  As an alternative, you may want to check into hosting a Psychic Party.

I have run into some problems with scheduling appointments in advance.   I am in Virginia and in the Eastern Time Zone.  Understandably, a lot of you are in a different time zones.  Though I express this when setting the appointment, you can generally go to “Google”  to find the time zone conversion.  If you are having a problem with this PLEASE just let me know.

I have a lot of writing to get done, and just waiting for that notion to strike me.  I actually came across something I began a few years back that I was really impressed with.  The problem appears to be in finding the time to do so.

I do get a lot of questions on Reiki and will see if I can give you a brief summary of it.  It pertains to “Energy healing”.  Learning the “Chakras”  (the energy fields), and how to align them.  It is also used for the “Greater good”, meaning the intent is to heal or relieve pain in the areas needed.  Will it cure things?  NO.  It is wonderful for pain management, or centering and grounding yourself.  If you have any questions or anything you would like to discuss, don’t hesitate to email me.

Mercury Retrograde ends on July 1st.  I have several varying reports of some that this retrograde has hit them hard, to some that say it has not been that bad.  Either way, you are coming up on the end of it.  The next Retrograde will hit October 4th to October 25th.  You can always find these dates on my website under the Free Horoscopes, as well as the traits of the zodiac and compatibility.

The month of July, it is all about new beginnings and getting things done!

Now to answer the most popular question that I get:
What do people ask you when they call?
-         Love Life (Most popular) Separation or divorce, long term or short terms, if someone is coming in their love life, are things ending, infidelity, and just about anything pertaining to love.
-         Career – Have they chosen the right career, job changes, new jobs, searching for a job, self-employed, problems at work, income, seminars and conventions, and anything pertaining to their career.
-         Money -  lack of, investments and purchases, the sale of home or property, residential moves, income potential, what the future holds, loans, those that have borrowed from them, etc.
-         Family & Friends – relationship problems, trust issues, when will they get together, vacations, etc.
-         Education – If they have chosen the right path, when they will return, funding, college, etc.
-         Missing – persons, pets and items.  (More on this below.)

That is not everything obviously, but that will give you a general idea.  My clients come from all over and all walks of life.

With one of my television appearances being on the Animal Planet, I really want to stress that I am NOT a “Pet Psychic”.  NO ONE can read your pet better than you.  However, I am good at locating them when missing and have done so many times for my friends and clients.  In regards to “Missing persons”, I do NOT get involved unless a family member or a detective directly contacts me.  (I also do not charge for this.)  And of course, I have a mouthful to say about psychics that do jump in the middle of an open investigation.

My next blog will be posted within a couple of days.  Follow me on Twitter for random specials and join me on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 2014 "Rants & Raves"

As we are coming out of Memorial Day, I thought this would be a good time to update my blog.  This is not a day about a day off, picnics, the beach etc.  But a day to remember those that lost their lives for our freedom.  (Also to support the families of those that have lost their loved ones).

It seems I have accomplished a lot this month, though it also flew by too quickly.  Living in Virginia, we are a state that gets to see all four seasons in their entirety.  Spring and summer are my favorite seasons.

This year, I spent the month taking care of last year’s problems in my backyard.  We had a Gazebo that I had spent the entire spring and summer trying to repair from being damaged by the snow.  IT IS GONE!  A new one has been installed.  Remnants of the old one are now turning into a pergola.  (A nice surprise from something destroyed.)  Also we had struggled with our above ground pool for the last two seasons after putting it on chlorine.  After a conversion process, it is no longer on chlorine and I am crossing my fingers because it appears that, so far so good.  I have one remaining section of the fence that is being replaced this week, so I am ready for the summer to begin!  My herb garden is coming along nicely as well.  I am trying some new things this year, so I will keep you posted on how that goes.

I have spent some time “Reflecting” this month.  Mother’s Day was a lovely day this year and I could not help but to remember my Mom.  Also her birthday is coming up (May 30th).  It was also wonderful to see my daughter celebrate her first Mother’s Day with Jaselyn.

Honestly in looking back over the last few years, I believe I can finally say, “I am in a good spot!”  So much has occurred over the years, it is so nice to see things settle down.  For the first time in a long time it feels that everything has a “Natural flow” to it.  Does this mean that I am all caught up on my projects?  NO, I don’t think that will ever happen.  Just a timeframe that I really enjoy what I do.  I am also looking forward to a couple of new things coming up.

One of my biggest concerns now is my Siberian Husky “Sasha” as she ages.  She will soon turn 14 years old and her hips are giving out on her.  Though she caught her second wind when Jaselyn was born, her age is catching up with her.

I do want to talk about those that contact me for “Same day” appointments.   By all means, you may continue to do so.  However, I can only seem to accommodate this 75% of the time.  A lot of this is due to the fact that I am working with varying time zones.  Also a lot of people set their appointments a day or two in advance, therefore my day may already be booked up.  Either way, I do try to work you in the same day if you request it.  (And yes, I had a couple of clients that threw a fit that I couldn’t get to them right then.)

“Same day” appointments in person can be tricky.  Local readings are done at a venue, so if I have someone move the time or postpone then yes I can get you in.  For those that are seeking a reading locally, I can generally accommodate this on a couple of days notice.  (There again, it depends on the venue that I am using.)

Email readings remain the same; I can generally honor these within a 24-hour turnaround.  It is rare, but every now and then I will get backed up on these.  If that is the case, you will generally hear from me.

I have had a few that have emailed me about my living situation.  It appears that several have daughters that live at home that are now expecting.  I have to admit when I got the news of my daughter’s pregnancy I was a little overwhelmed on what all needed to be done in our home and with thoughts of baby stuff everywhere.  And yes, there is baby stuff everywhere.  What you will find is once they are born; you would not have it any other way!

The first few weeks you can expect to help out around the clock.  Newborns never sleep when you would like them to.  (I am sure you remember this.)  Next, I don’t “Raise” Jaselyn, and that is how these emails are being presented to me….How will you raise a grandchild?  I “Babysit” Jaselyn.  This means when her Mom gets home I am HANDS OFF.  Unless I want to snatch her up to play, or watch her while her Mom showers, I do nothing.  The other big thing….I don’t give unwanted advice!  I am fully confident in my daughter’s parenting abilities, and she is truly an amazing Mother.  I am on “Standby” for questions or if she wants to talk.  (I didn’t want someone to tell me how to raise her, so I am sure she feels the same!)  So remember that!  Be there for them when they need you, other than that, it looks like everything just feel into place.  No big secrets, just working together to get her on a schedule.

Just because they are under your roof does NOT mean you have a child to raise.  You become a Grandma, and cherish every moment of it.  I am Jaselyn’s “Mimi” and love every minute of it. ( My husband and I actually lived with my Grandmother when my daughter was born. ) Things will ALWAYS work out.  I am very blessed to be able to run my business, have a personal life, and both of them in my life as well.

In other news, my 800# on my website has changed!  (Same company and same rate, just a new number).  A pain yes, but nothing that could be prevented.  As always, local events and special rates go up on Twitter, and you can also follow me on FacebookHoroscopes will post to my website on June 1st.  So until next time…

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 2014 "Rants & Raves"

This month has gone by super fast!   Here it is the end of April and I feel as though we just had Christmas.  I am really happy to see spring is here.  Things are coming into bloom and I have big plans for the backyard.

I am really pleased that I accomplished a lot in the month of April.  I have cleaned out some clutter in my office, caught up on my paperwork, bought my accounting up to date and have managed to keep all of my appointments.  That is a good month!

I had a wonderful Easter with my daughter and Jaselyn.  I also got to see some of our extended family that I had not seen in years.  Jaselyn is growing like a weed and now has two bottom teeth.  Time is flying!

I will return to downtown Richmond to Aqua on Tuesday May 6thand Tuesday May 20th.  psychic readings begin at 7pm.  I will also be available in the Chester area at least one Saturday in the month of May.

In regards to the “Free email follow up”, I am keeping this in place.  Please understand that sometimes I get backed up on emails and it may take a day for me to respond.  In the event that you have not received a response from me within 48 hours, please feel free to email me again.  I have a bad habit of reading emails with intentions of responding and will run into an appointment and forget about it.  (I’m working on this!)

For those that have my number programmed into your phones, please be advised that the 800# you call may change in the next 30 days.  The extension will remain the same but the actual number may change.  (More to come on this as I get updates.)  However, the price for psychic readings will remain the same.

While I have been playing “Catch up” on everything, CentralVirginia Psychic Development & Paranormal Research has fallen to the wayside.  There WILL be a meeting the month of May and hope you will join us!

I am also getting a lot of inquires as to if I am accepting new members for CVAPI.   We are always keeping our eyes open.  I ask that you join us at Central Virginia Psychic Development & Paranormal Research first.  As well as please let me know that you have an interest in CVAPI. 

What new project will I begin next now that I am all caught up?  Honestly, I am undecided but looking at different things.  (Right now I am hitting the work outs pretty hard.)  As well as looking forward to Mother’s Day and Memorial Day coming up in May.

Mercury Retrograde will hit us again June 7th, so if you are planning new projects, now is the time to begin them.  (It is never advised to begin anything new during Mercury Retrograde.)  Don’t forget your horoscopes for the month of May! (They will go up around midnight tonight.) And join me on Facebook and Twitter.

Until next time…(Blog on Reiki….COMING UP!)