Dead Tenants - Episode 2 "The Spirit in the Basement"
This episode was actually the first one taped, so it was our first experience taping a TV show. During the taping of this episode, we discovered taping “DEAD TENANTS” meant no sleep for the cast, crew, producers and family. Therefore, our excitement somewhat faded when we realized taping “DEAD TENANTS” was hard work.
The Lindenmeiers were real troopers. We started the taping of this show with sad news that affected all of us. Once we began the dinner scene, we learned that their dog had died from cancer the night before our arrival. You could just imagine how terrible we all felt. Louise, Larry and the family were so sweet to continue with our planned date of arrival, despite the sadness they had just experienced.
It was on this first show taping that we all learned about the long nights of waiting for each of us to do our walk through of the house. While one psychic walked through, the rest of us were outside. Can you imagine how much of the night sky we experienced all night long waiting for our turn to receive psychic impressions of the house. Then we discovered the only way to stay awake was to constantly eat. A friend of mine suggested we try drinking coca cola and eating dark chocolate in order to stay awake and be alert. We were drinking lots of coffee until we discovered this wake-up tonic worked much better.
Larry was the skeptic, but you just had to love him… even though he didn’t believe in the ghosts or any of Louise’s or Michael’s encounters. One of the funniest moments for me that was not included in the episode was his reaction to my stomach. As the skeptic he had to measure my stomach before I entered the spirit area and then while I was in it. He measured it to expand almost 5 inches. In response to my stomach he said, “Wow…That’s amazing…amazing.. as he shook his head back and forth. Clearly, the look on his face showed he was completely dumbfounded by my stomach reaction. All I could do was laugh….and tease him a bit more about it and the ghosts in his house.
WHY DIDN’T THE MOTHER AND TEENAGE BOY COME THROUGH IN THE SÉANCE?
There were three spirits in the house but the one that created most of the disturbance was the murderer in the basement. He had a very strong energy field as well as pent-up anger, which made him “take over” the basement area. Someone capable of murder on the physical plane just doesn’t lose that strong emotion of “hate” or “violence” as soon as he enters the spirit world. When a spirit has that much energy, he can block other spirits from coming through until some of his energy is released. After having done thousands of séances over the years, I have discovered that some of the deceased have communicated with personality traits that characterized them when they were still living. These personality traits and some emotions linger for years until the “soul” refines those unproductive personality traits and emotions during it’s growth period on the other side.
When we get to the other side, we all must review what we have done in this life. This includes our deeds, our kindness towards others, our unkind actions as well as what we accomplished for the growth of our soul, emotionally as well as spiritually. The goal each time is to become a more “perfected” soul. Therefore, the murderer blocked the others from coming through, which must have really “ticked off” Louise’s mother. Perhaps, if we had continued the séance longer after the murderer and Michael’s pent-up emotions were released, the others may have then come through.
Talking to Louise after the water incident, I questioned her about her mother. Apparently, there really was no love between the two of them. Her mother abandoned her at an early age, never wanted Louise and made it known to her in many ways. Her mother would have been considered a “wild woman” today. Her mother was particularly vindictive towards Louise and never showed her any kindness and wanted the center of attention all the time. Fortunately, Louise turned out to be totally opposite of her mother. She is a kind, loving and unbelievably caring person who is also a nurse. Need I say more?
Michael’s relationship with his grandmother was totally different. He was the “favorite” grandchild for her and she treated him differently than she did Louise. Therefore, he had a close relationship with his grandmother. In fact, he was so distraught over her death he could not even shed a tear over it because he was still in a state of shock that she had even died.
THE WATER LEAK THROUGH THE CEILING
You have no idea just how much water poured from the ceiling. And it happened immediately after the séance and just after Michael had told me that he had never cried or really grieved after his grandmother’s death.
I wonder if she was also upset that Michael had not cried over her death. Therefore, she could have misread his reaction and thought that Louise influenced Michael’s opinion of her and that’s why he didn’t cry. Her vindictiveness would then have been exacerbated by her misinterpretation of Michael not crying when she died. His reaction and her resentment of Louise stirred her to the point of her being vindictive. She also had to be pretty annoyed and angry that she could not have her say in the séance. Therefore, she retaliated with a large water leak.
The repairmen found the air conditioning system to have condensation and a break in the pipe, but it did not account for the amount of water that poured from the ceiling. In all honestly I can not blame all that water on just a break in the pipe. I really do feel that some paranormal phenomenon had occurred, especially after learning about another episode of water damage after the show had already finished taping at their house.
NEW WATER LEAK AND DAMAGE TO LINDENMEIER’S HOUSE
About two months after the taping of the show at the Lindenmeier’s house Louise invited me to her house to conduct a regular séance for several of her friends and co-workers. Her mother did not come through the séance. However, I didn’t want her to come through because I thought it was too soon to deal with her mother. It would be a pretty intense and emotional situation for Louise, so I told her that when she was ready we would do it.
Within a week after the séance Louise called and was a bit shaken. “I don’t think the water problem is a coincidence.”, she stated. “Why? Did anything happen after the séance?”
Louise informed me, “ Yes…My brand new outdoor spa broke and all the water from it leaked onto the patio and some other pipes in the basement broke and flooded an area of the basement.” There seems to be a water issue whenever there is a séance in the house. Almost speechless I managed to faintly answer, but with a gulp,”Louise, this is no coincidence.. It has to be your mother.” I am going to have to come back and this time try to banish her from your house!”
I plan on going to the Lindenmeier’s to go into a trance in the area where Farah and I both experienced her. Through the trance state I will attempt to communicate with her and then ask her to leave the house so that peace can be restored in the home. When I have completed this task, I will let you know about it.