Monday, May 12, 2014

Haunted Hall at Lake Lotawana

I spoke at a paranormal conference at the Sportsman's Club hall at 29709 East Alley Road, Lake Lotawana, Missouri in 2013 and sat at a table with my books on it for the remainder of the event. In the late afternoon while sitting at my booth I suddenly saw a man dressed in hunting gear carrying a shotgun in one arm, walk through the solid block masonry wall behind me and to my left, actaully walking through a person at another table, then towards the front of the hall to my left. I asked my neighbor if he saw anything but he said he did not. However, both of us felt a very cold chill that coincided with the apparition walking by (and through him).  

I later asked some of the conference promoters if they knew if the hall was haunted and they said they were not aware of it, however, there had been an accident on the shooting range about 15 years ago where a man was accidentally killed. That would make sense since the apparition I witnessed was decked out in hunting attire. However, a search for articles on the topic resulted in nothing, so I can't prove that this event actually occurred.

On May 9, 2014 I returned to the location for the annual Jacomo Strutters Wild Turkey Federation banquet. All evening I was on the lookout for any paranormal activity and even had my camera ready just in case anything appeared, but nothing did.  At about 9:00 p.m. I went to the ladies room, leaving my camera on the table with my husband (of course), and when I entered the bathroom I saw two very bright white/yellow balls of light the size of baseballs, come through the door and exit through the block wall on the opposite side.

It is my opinion that this location is indeed haunted and needs further investigation.



Friday, March 7, 2014

Looking for haunted businesses for new book and article

If you have a haunted public building, business, cemetery, hotel, bar or restaurant anywhere in the world I am interested in hearing about it for an upcoming new book and for a listing of the most haunted sites in the world for the fall issue of Un-X News Magazine.

It needs to be a public place that anyone can visit so the public can check it out if they want to.  If you are looking for more visitors, this is one way to do it!

Our team of professional investigators and psychics may investigate your site with paranormal equipment to be sure it is haunted and perhaps even find out why it is haunted- before listing it in the book. If you are too far away we will remote view the location!

If you are interested in participating please send your business name, address, contact information, and story to margiekay06@yahoo.com.  I need to know any history about the location, who may have died there, what people are seeing, hearing, or experiencing and how this affects your business.

See more at www.unxnews.com

Friday, February 21, 2014

Listing of paranormal conferences

This is the most current listing of conferences submitted to Un-X News Magazine. To submit a listing, please visit www.unxnews.com for guidelines and pricing. 
March 22, 2014 Texas Paranormal Unity Fest
Sommervel County Expo Center
Glen Rose, TX
Speakers, workshops, vendors, investigations, gallery charit auction, raffles, and live entertainment.  Rosalyn Bown, Dakota Lawrence, Jason Mcleod, Larry Flaxman, Ken Gerhard, George Lopez, Mike Mcaskill  and more. Sponsored by www.theghosthunterstore.com

April 3-7 Southwest UFO Discovery Tour with Stanton Freidman
Five-day tour to New Mexico includes 4 nights in hotels, most meals, transportation, professional tour director.  Visiting the Los Alamos & Trinity Site and the Roswell UFO Museum, original sites of the 1947 incident, tour Roswell Army Air Field military base, and more. 
Website: www.alpineventure.com
Phone: 888-991-6718
April 11-13, 2014 Ozark UFO Conference
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, AR. 
Website: ozarkufoconfrence.com
Film premiers of “Hidden Hand”  and “Zipper”
Speakers:
Haktan Akdogan (Turkish UFO researcher), Delores Cannon (author, regressionist), Linda Moulton Howe (Investigative reporter), George Noory (Radio talk show host), Antonio Paris (Former U.S. Counterintelligence Officer), Nick Pope (former UK Ministry of Defense), Tony Cataldo and Ines Ramero, Travis Walton, Sherry Wilde
April 26, 2014 Eerie UFO Conference
Erie Bayfront Convention Center
9:00 am—7:00 pm
Speakers: Reve Swope, John Ventre, Travis Walton, Richard Dolan, Michael Lee Hill
Website: www.mufonpa.com
May 2-4, 2014 Evidence in the Skies
StarworksUSA UFO Symposium

Clarion Inn Hotel and Waterford Conference Center
Elmhurst, Illinois
Website: www.starworksusa.com
E-mail: expo@starworksusa.com
Phone: 606-415-3900
Skywatch on May 3
Film: “I Know What I Saw” with director James Fox
Speakers: Jennifer stein, Cheryll Jones, Esen Sekerkarar, Paola Harris, Lee Speigel, James Fox, Sam Maranto, Scott Colborn
May 16-18, 2014 Creature Weekend
Five prominent bigfoot researchers will be convening at Creature Weekend in May; the presenters include Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Bill Munns, John Mionczynski, Tim Stover and Doug Waller. Dr. Meldrum is a Professor of Anthropology at Idaho State University, the author of “Bigfoot: Legend Meets Science” and a prominent researcher featured in various bigfoot documentaries.   He will be joined by Bill Munns, a Hollywood special effects expert who has studied and scrutinized the famous Patterson Gimlin film. Bill will be bringing to light new revelations about the famous bigfoot film taken at Bluff Creek, California in 1967 as well as enlightening the audience with a special presentation on the “Science of Hoaxing and Hoax Detection”. Tim Stover is a bigfoot researcher from Ohio who will be sharing some selected pieces of evidence he has collected while doing research in Ohio. Doug Waller, the Director of the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation, will be sharing the latest eyewitness reports of bigfoot activity in Southeastern Ohio. For more information and to order tickets visit http://www.creatureweekend.com/
June 28, 2014 Esoterica 2014
Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS, UK
Website: www.esoteriaconference.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/esoteriaconference
Esoteria 2014 is a cutting edge annual conference which sets out to explore a range of topics - including metaphysics, spirituality, UFO's, earth mysteries and conspiracies. The event aims to increase awareness of alternative subjects, but needless to say we hope you will find the day enjoyable too!
Speakers: Alan Foster (UFOlogy and Non-Normal Reality), Tony Wright (Journey to the Edge of the Human Mind), Andrew Johnson (Secrets of the Solar System). Neil Sanders (Dark Arts of Mind Control), Dave Hodrien (Extraterrestrial Reality)
July 18-20, 2014 Philadelphia Area MUFON Conference
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Register at www.mufon.com
Speakers; George Knapp, Gen Hansen, Bill Birnes, Lee Spiegel, John Ventre, Dr. Lynne Kitei, James Fox, Stanton Friedman, Roger Marsh, Stephen Bassett, Linda Moulton Howe.  Q&A Lunch with speakers. 
August 16—17, 2014 UFO Truth Magazine Conference
Holmfirth Civic Hall, Holmfirth, UK
b heseltinegery@hotmail.com
Website: ufotruthmagazine.co.uk
September 12-14, 2014 Scare Fest
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky
Sponsored by Ghost Chasers International
November 8, 2014 Pittsburgh UFO Conference
Website: www.mufonpa.com
Speakers: Antonio Paris, John Ventre, Derrel Sims, Nick Redfern, Fred Saluga and Brian Seech. Tickets are WILL-CALL.
Autumn 2014
The spirits, shadows, and secrets international symposium
Edinburgh, Scotland
Visit the website for more information.
www.spirtsandshadows.com

ONGOING EVENTS:

Roswell UFO Tours with
Dennis Balthaser
daily by
reservation only with 48-hour notice. In-depth guided tour with Roswell UFO researcher.
Phone: 888-991-6718
Website: roswellufotours.com

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Margie Kay is the editor of Un-X News Magazine.  She is the author of Gateway to the Dead, Haunted Independence, and 12 other books.  Visit www.unxnews.com for more information. 



Friday, January 10, 2014

Update on the Lady in Gray in Independence

I received an e-mail recently from a man living in Independence, Missouri who told me that he has seen the Noland Road Lady in Gray several times in the 1990's.  He said that he saw her as a full body apparition wearing old, torn clothing, a scarf, and long skirt.  Once it was only a partial apparition.  All of the sightings were on Noland Road in front of the Woodlawn cemetery at dusk, which is where he lived at the time.  The woman would be visible for a few minutes, then just disappear from view with no explanation.


See my earlier post on the Lady in Gray for more information. 

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Margie Kay is the director of Quest Paranormal Investigation Group and author of Haunted Independence and Gateway to the Dead: A Ghost Hunter's Field Guide. See more info at www.margiekay.com.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Haunted Happenings in America’s Heartland - the Sallie House

By Claire Prowse

Terror Tales that aren’t from an Author’s Imagination
Everyone enjoys a gripping ghost story. Strange encounters, unexplained noises in the middle of the night as well as homeowners packing up their belongings and making a beeline for anywhere else.
From www.salliehouse.com
Such tales make great fodder for horror scripts, but to the folks who have experienced such paranormal activity it is not a movie. On the contrary, it is real life. The definition of such phenomena is extremely broad, encompassing incidents which fall outside of the realm of what can be scientifically explained.


Folklore and pop culture has sparked many accounts of the unexplained and bizarre. Most legends along those lines revolve around descriptions of spirits and extraterrestrial beings who visit the planet in UFO’s. While naysayer may scoff and snicker, those who have experienced an event first hand, beg to differ. Not a believer? Well, there are quite a few individuals who have anecdotes to share and they come from all walks of life. 


The Sallie House 
Why would someone move into a home which has the reputation for being the most haunted in the Midwest? Well, from a real estate agent’s perspective, telling a prospective buyer that you will be sharing your new digs with some ghostly spirits can either be a selling point or a deal breaker. However, unless you are a scientist out to debunk the unexplainable, most people avoid places with those tags. The Sallie House had quite a few residents before it became a tourist attraction and none of them stuck around for longer than six months. Of course, one can certainly understand why since their narratives will spook you more than a Friday the 13th movie.


No, the abode it isn’t located in Amityville, New York; the site of the infamous movie which scared the pants off of viewers. The address is 508 2nd Street, Atchison, Kansas; smack dab in the middle of America’s Heartland.


The unusual and downright creepy events which have been documented within those walls have garnered attention from such television shows as Unsolved Mysteries and Sightings. It was even the subject of a small screen flick titled appropriately enough, Haunted Heartland.


There isn’t any shortage of ghosts in Sallie House. Voices of several men, women and children have been recorded along with unidentified laughter. More than a few objects have gone bump in the night in addition to things disappearing and popping up in the weirdest places. Entire rooms have been upended. You won’t find any stray cats here. Animals sense the darkness and distance themselves or howl continuously; freaking you out even more.


However, what will make your hair stand on end are the scratches which have appeared on male inhabitants of the house. Apparently anyone of that gender is an unwelcome presence.


Legend has it that the home used to be occupied by a physician and his family somewhere around 1906. The downstairs served as an office and surgery with the doctor living upstairs. Sallie was a six-year-old who came in with a stomachache which was diagnosed as appendicitis. As with most little girls that age, a visit to the doctor was often met with apprehension and tears. Sallie was an extremely uncooperative patient and was unable to be restrained on the operating table and tragically died during surgery. Her spirit has never left and for whatever reason, she has attracted other ghosts and demons who dwell within the confines of the space; tormenting those who dare to enter.


Sallie House Tours
If you would like to experience the strange goings on at Sallie House for yourself, you may explore each room via a self-guided tour. There aren’t any time constraints and you can dive into the spooky history at your own leisure. When you are finished, you can stay a while and investigate some of the other sites Atchison has to offer. The town is rich in ghostly archives and there isn’t a shortage of activities which will stir the imagination and spark the nightmares.


If tales of terror are up your alley, then be sure to book a trip to Atchison, Kansas, but bring a companion. You don't want to be listening to tales of the undead without a hand to grip onto; a human one that is.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Free Lecture - Haunted Independence - with Margie Kay Oct 28

Haunted Independence



Margie Kay will present Haunted Independence, at this free lecture on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Trails West Public Library,

Find out about all of the very haunted locations in and near Independence, Missouri that were investigated by Margie Kay and the Quest Investigation Group. The list of haunted sites may surprise you.  We'll concentrate on sites that are open to the public so you can plan your own personal visit.  Get ready to be scared just before Halloween!  Weather permitting we will visit a haunted park after the lecture so bring your camera and EMF meter!  Margie Kay is the director of Quest Investigation Group publisher of Un-X News Magazine, and author of Gateway to the Dead: a Ghost Hunter's Field Guide, and Haunted Independence.  

Book signing after the lecture. Free admission.  No one under age 16 allowed.

Cider and cookies will be served.

Donations accepted for Quest Investigation Group for equipment needed for paranormal and UFO investigations.

 Trails West Public Library
 Meeting room
 6:00 - 7:30 PM
 11401 E 23rd St.
 Independence, MO 64052

Note: Margie is available to speak to groups about paranormal and UFO investigations. Contact her assistant, Tamie Dorsch at tamie_dorsch@yahoo.com for more information or call 816-833-1602.

www.margiekay.com

www.unxnews.com 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Poltergeist Chases Police Away

Date: Summer, 1986
Location: N. Woodland Avenue, Gladstone, Missouri (private residence)

As a ghost hunter and ghost extractor, I get a lot of reports about haunted sites and occasionally a powerful poltergeist who causes havoc.  I was unprepared, however, for this incident which would frighten not only myself and my brother, but my two daughters and the Gladstone Police as well!



I was staying in my parents home temporarily after moving back to the Kansas City area from Seattle, Washington.  My parents were out of town for the weekend leaving me and my two young daughters and my brother in the house. It was a Saturday night and we were all headed to bed when I heard a loud knocking on the wall outside my bedroom.  I opened the door to see who might be knocking, but there was no one around.  I yelled "Very Funny," to my brother's closed bedroom door down the hall, and retuned to my room.  As soon as I closed the door I again heard loud knocking, and ran to the door very quickly this time, but found no one in the hallway.  Now I was mad, and yelled for my brother to come outside of his room, which he did.  He thought I was the one making the noise, and I thought it was he.  So we stood in the hall for a few minutes, when suddenly the loud banging started up again, and seemed to move around inside the walls and ceiling, getting louder and louder. 

My children ran outside of their room, having been awakened by the loud noises.  I put them in my bedroom and we went to investigate to see if there might be some rational explanation for this strange phenomenon.  My brother and I searched everywhere but could find nothing.  As we stood in the lower level entrance-way the hall chandelier began to turn off and on.  The loud banging in the walls began to move down to the lower level and then seemed to come from everywhere in the house. 

Suspecting that someone must be playing a practical joke on us or a burglar was in the house, I called the police, and two male officers arrived in about 15 minutes.  Both officers saw the light going off and on and heard the now deafening sounds.  One officer went to the basement to check the electrical panel and to see if there was indeed someone else in the house, and the other officer backed away and said he'd check the perimeter.  I could see that they were both hesitant and somewhat unnerved by the situation- which was completely understandable!  The second officer refused to step foot back in the house.

The police could find no evidence of a break-in, and no malfunction of the electrical panel.  They asked if we had a problem with ghosts in the house, which we had not experienced at that location in the 15 years my parents lived there.  After 30 minutes of searching around the police left, and shortly thereafter all of the banging stopped and the light quit going off and on by itself.  When my parents arrived the next day we reported the prior evening events to them, which they found hard to believe. My stepfather checked the plumbing and electrical, the garage door, doors and windows, and could find nothing out of the ordinary. 

On the following day I was headed for work when something pushed me from behind as I walked down the stairs.  I put my hand out to stop my fall and sliced it on the edge of one of the mirrored tiles on the wall, which required five stitches and caused me to miss work for a week.  I was a cake decorator for Bob's IGA grocery store at the time and needed to use my hand when using the icing bag. I knew something pushed me but no one believed it at the time.

On Tuesday, while taking a nap in the middle of the day I felt a tug on my blanket.  I sat up and looked around, but there was no one there.  No one should have been in the house at the time as everyone was at work or school.  I lay back down and the entire blanket was yanked off of me completely and thrown on the floor.  I jumped out of bed and searched the room and under the bed but found nothing.  At first I thought it must be someone playing a joke, but realized that this must be poltergeist activity.  As I walked towards the door to open it and get out of the room I heard a loud scratching noise behind the dresser.  I watched in horror as a very large 6" long beetle-type insect came out from behind the mirror.  I attempted to smash it, but it went back behind the mirror. 

I then ran out of the room and downstairs where I waited until everyone returned home from work to relate the story of the day's events.  My stepfather investigated the room, pulled the dresser out from the wall, but found no beetle.  I then entered the room and searched everywhere but found nothing.  Needless to say, I did not sleep in that room again and moved out shortly after.  I believe that that beetle was not a real beetle at all -- we just don't have anything that size in this area.  It was likely a supernatural creation. 

After I moved out nothing strange happened to anyone else in that house, yet I continued to experience strange activity in every house I've lived in.  This is what happens when a person is haunted, rather than a house.  As I've gotten older I've learned how to deal with negative energies and they no longer bother me.

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Margie Kay is the Director of Quest Paranormal Investigation Group and author of Haunted Independence and Gateway to the Dead.  She is the publisher of Un-X News Magazine.  Visit www.margiekay.com or www.unxnews.com for more information.