Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Becky and I was asked to do a monthly article for Tucson Happenings to write about the paranormal. I was shocked that someone wanted me to write monthly about something I am very passionate about, so of course, I said yes. Now I admit this isn't something I have ever done before, but in my life, I continue to challenge and surprise myself with doing things I never thought I would be doing.
You see, throughout my life I worked a bunch of odds and ends jobs. Mainly in retail and office work trying to discover what I wanted to do with my life. I even went back to school for a while trying to figure out what I wanted to be. As a child, I wanted to be an actress but those were childhood dreams. Once I was an adult I started to think about working with animals because I have such a love for them. But never in my life did I dream that I would be doing what I am doing. I never dreamed I would own my own business, host a radio show, form my own paranormal team and write monthly articles on the paranormal. I have to admit though, I am one of those people who has been lucky enough to find their calling.
My passion is for the paranormal and, in all honesty, the paranormal has been a part of my entire life. I grew up in a haunted house in Toledo, Ohio. It was a creepy old house that was well over 100 years old when I lived in it. There were sections of the house I would refuse to go in after dark because I just didn't feel comfortable. I can't say I had major experiences in the house, just a sense that I was never alone and always being watched.
While growing up, I also would notice I was more sensitive to a lot of things. I had strong gut feelings about things that kept me safe. I could walk into buildings and get a sense of something being there that others were clueless about. And at times I knew something was going to happen before it happened. Some of these things I outgrew; like being able to predict things, but other abilities stayed with me like being able to sense spirits.
As an adult, I had my first major paranormal experience. I was living in an apartment that I felt very uneasy in two of the rooms, which were the bathroom and living room. One night while it was just myself and, at the time, my 2-year-old daughter at home, I heard a loud bang come from the living room, so I went to investigate what it could have been. To my surprise, I saw broken glass on the floor and a poster picture I had in a frame also on the floor. When I went to look at the frame, it was on the wall crooked but the weird thing was the frame was flipped. I could see the hook that you use to hang the picture facing me! I knew without a doubt then that I was living in a haunted apartment! That night my curiosity for the paranormal grew, yet I didn't really talk about it out of fear of judgment from others.
Then one day, while flipping channels, I found the show Ghost Hunters. I started buying paranormal books and reading about some of the places I had been in my life and how they were haunted and people had some of the same experiences as me. All this fueled my excitement even more so I started looking into ghost tours and ghost hunts and well the next thing I know I am running Tucson Ghost Tour and Tucson Ghost Experience. My passion led me to forming a paranormal team, Tucson Ghost Society; that could help others with paranormal concerns for free.
It's been a rough 3 years getting the company and team off to a good start, but more opportunities keep coming my way like the radio show, Mysteries Explained. My team has also been able to help out over 2 dozens families and businesses during that time. I have learned a lot about different hauntings in Arizona and have had a lot of personal experiences, so I am very excited to be sharing these experiences and stories with everyone.
Every month I plan to write about the paranormal, my articles will either be about personal experiences I have had or about stories that have been told to me personally. There is so much rich history not only in the United States but in Arizona and I look forward to sharing these stories with you, from the spirits of La Cocinca to a "shadow" that tormented a family. Every month there will be something new and amazing dealing with the paranormal. Just remember we are never truly alone.
About the Author:
Radio host of Mysteries Explained
every Thursday from 8-10 Eastern time
Owner of Tucson Ghost Company, LLC
(Tucson Ghost Tour, Tucson Ghost Experience, special events & more)
Founder/lead investigator of Tucson Ghost Society
(Free paranormal investigations)
Writer of Arizona Paranormal for Tucson Happenings
Author of an upcoming book “Haunted Tucson” due in stores in Oct 2019