Ghosts & the Supernatural – This truly saddens me. Brad Steiger was truly my hero, teacher and coach in the paranormal. Many other people in the paranormal field felt he was their hero too and many of the people in the paranormal field have also learned from this great man. Brad Steiger may have left our physical realm, but legends never die, they continue on in our minds. Brad’s legacy is his immortality. Brad will live on forever with his library of well-written books, radio & TV appearances and his involvement with the entertainment industry. As a small boy, I was learning about the paranormal through Brad Steiger’s writings. Never in my wildest dreams, did I ever think I would be working with him and be included in his books. Brad gave me guidance with my paranormal investigations, he gave me insight with his expertise knowledge on all things unknown. When author Tim Beckley says he was a brother, this is so true and Brad thought of his trusted colleagues as brothers. With my family, my wife Deanna Jaxine Stinson’s heart is broken, my heart is broken. Brad and Sherry Steiger have left their mark on society and to our world. Brad and Sherry are truly loved and I pray that Sherry gets through these trying times. God bless Brad and Sherry. Deanna and I, love them both.
HAUNTED GRAMBLING UNIVERSITY:
4/6/2018: I was on the bus yesterday going home and talking with a fellow bus rider named Henry Clark that works at Department of Consumer Affairs. Come to find out that when he was in the Air Force, he had to do some errands at Grambling University and when I was in the Army’s OPFOR (Opposing Forces), I taught the ROTC at Grambling University, the Soviet Threat. What a small world, here is info on Grambling University: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grambling_State_University – Grambling University is very haunted. Students have reported chalk being thrown by an unseen force in one of the classrooms and they believe that the chalk being thrown around is being done by a deceased female teacher. The deceased female teacher (student does not want to divulge the name of the teacher) was beloved by her students and was known to throw chalk at any student who fell asleep in her classroom.
HAUNTED MARCONI CONFERENCE CENTER
During my stay with the Department of Health Services – Radiological Health Branch, we would have our annual retreat at the Marconi Conference Center, as seen here: marconiconferencecenter.org/ They say that the Marconi Conference Center is haunted by a grizzly bear. The last grizzly bear was killed on August of 1922 in Tulare County. Michael Danning from Pacific Grove, CA visited the park in the Summer of 1988 and came across a very large bear. Michael says the bear was a grizzly bear. Michael has hunted grizzly bears in Alaska and is very familiar with this species. All grizzly bears in California are extinct, but yet Michael was staring right at a grizzly. The bear walked right through a small tree and kept walking away, until it was gone. Michael believes that he saw the ghost of a grizzly bear. Michael says he refers this grizzly ghost as the Marconi Grizzly. Another ghost at this location is the Marconi Beach Bum. 4 visitors have seen this ghost. The ghost has sandy blonde hair, torn beach clothes, bare feet. It seems to just walk slowly on the trails. One person named Jennifer says that she saw it vanish before her very eyes.
My life has been centered around fires. Let me explain. When I was a kid in Monterey, I was playing with matches in the backyard. The family left me “home alone” and I took advantage of it. As I was playing with the matches, the fire from the match caught onto some pine needles. Before I knew it, 4 pine trees were on fire and I was trying to put out the fire with water from the garden hose. Before I knew it, the fire trucks were in front of my house and putting out the fire. Four weeks later my dad is looking out the back sliding door window and notices that 4 pine trees have blackened soot on their tips. My dad was dumbfounded on what he was seeing and yelled out…”Rose?” Rose is my mother’s name. When my mom was looking out the window, she knew I had to be behind this and she looks at me and says…”Dale?” Dale is my middle name. After spending weeks on house restriction, my dad finally released me off restriction. My parents took me to a carnival and we ran into Smoky the Bear. My dad looks at me and says: “tell Smoky what you did.” So, there I am, a little kid telling Smoky how I was playing with matches and set our backyard pine trees on fire. Smoky scolded me in a nice way, but still made me feel bad. I felt a few tear drops running down my cheek. As a kid, I wondered if the fire had a life of its own. It seemed like seconds and the fire went from the match to the pine needles to the trees. It seemed to do this on purpose and acted like it was alive.
When sitting and watching a fire, it is easy to get the idea that it is alive. It moves dynamically, dancing and sending sparks. It is able to spread across a surface, and move about from combustible object to combustible object. It consumes such materials as wood, converting them into ash and other byproducts. It needs oxygen, as though it were breathing. So as you can see fire has the quality of life. In 1977, I worked with the California Division of Forestry (which is now called CalFire). I was a firefighter and fought some of the big blazes in the Sierras. While fighting one fire, my Captain yelled at me to put out a spot fire. I was doing what the Captain told me to do and turned around and there were flames 20 feet high, singeing my hair. I could feel the intense heat on my face. The Captain using a few choice words, yells at me to get into the roots of the fire. Finally, I could not take it anymore, threw down the hose, the hose moving like a snake in the air went all over the place and I jumped up on the fire truck, arms crossed and yelled at the Captain…”f you, I quit” with my middle finger exposed. What I learned is that fires are scary and at times seem evil. Some firefighters actually claim that they were followed by a small fire. That the small fire would hop from one place to another and seemed to be shadowing a firefighter. Some of the firefighters actually believed that fires were alive. Joan Beachum of Maryland says that her husband is a firefighter and that one time fighting a fire, he was surrounded by 8 small flames. As he walked away from the flames, they actually followed him. He prepared to hose them down and the flames scattered and went into the woods to join the big fire. Joan says that her husband believes those small flames had intelligence. Life doesn’t have to have a humanoid body, it can have a body of pure energy. Fire is pure energy.
In my lifetime, I have been to many schools. The schools that I attended were: Alice Birney School – Fresno Unified School District; Del Monte Elementary School – Monterey; Foothill Elementary School – Monterey; Fremont Junior High School – Seaside; Monterey High School; Oceana High School – Pacifica; Sacramento City College; Northwestern University; Central Texas College. I learned recently that Alice Birney School is haunted by a gray haired woman teacher with glasses. She has been seen walking the hallways, sitting in a class and looking at books and walking into the girl’s bathroom. I wonder if this could be Ms. Sorensen? Ms. Sorensen was a strict teacher and she once caught me in the girl’s bathroom. I was invited into the girl’s bathroom by 2 girls. When she found me in the girl’s bathroom, she grabbed my arm and slapped me in the face. I will never forget her and if anyone is haunting a school, it would be her.
By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI’s Esoteric Detective
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