Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Possible Hybrid Sighting Dec 12, 2017

I had a strange experience while at a networking meeting on December 12, 2017 in Overland Park, Kansas. During this event 150 people sat across from each other at a narrow table for three minutes, then at the sound of a bell moved down one chair to speak to the next person. It is called speed networking. Anyway, during this event I kept my reading glasses on so I could read nametags and business cards while visiting with each person, and because of that people's faces and eyes were magnified. 

I probably talked to about 36 people, but one stood out. She had deep blue eyes and seemed normal except for one thing - her pupils were oval shaped rather than round, and there was a strange shape at the top of each one, two half-circle shapes on each eye at the top of the pupils and above them, which allowed part of the pupil to show through in those spaces. This made the pupil an extremely odd shape.  I've never seen anything like it. Since her eyes were such a very dark blue color, almost black, this is something that I don't think people would notice unless they were in a bright room and very close to her. 

Surely this person knew her pupils were shaped like that - which leads to speculation that she knows she is not normal as we believe. So what would cause that?  Is it a mutation? It is possible that this person was a human/alien Hybrid? If you have seen anyone with eyes like this I'd like to hear about it. 

Margie Kay can be contacted at 

Giant Bird or Mothman Sightings in Independence, MO

In the past two weeks three witnesses have seen a creature with gigantic wings in Independence, Missouri – and one was my own. This, added to the three giant bird sightings already on file- makes SIX sighting reports in the same area. 

The first sighting was reported by a woman who was headed to her car after work on the evening of Friday, January 12. She heard sounds like soemthing was flapping and running on the ground towards her from behind her. She thought the flapping sound was a plastic tarp that was tied over a crate, but she thought the running sound was someone chasing her. She did not look back - but ran to the car door and jumped into the driver’s seat, then quickly closed and locked the door.

At that point, the woman noticed that there was something black in her rear-view mirror, then the entire car became enveloped in very large feathered black wings from the back around the side windows, and finally covering the front windshield. She was petrified. She could not see anything through the windows except blackness and could not see the body of whatever it was. Then, as quickly as it came, the giant creature disappeared. She did not see where it went. She was too afraid to get out of the car, so she called her son, who was still inside the building where they both worked.

A check of the security camera at the business showed nothing on camera during the time of the event, other than the woman running to her car and getting inside. Since there was no wind that night, the flapping sound could not have been the plastic tarp. What could have made sounds and be visible to this woman, and not show up on a security camera?

The next evening, I would see my own giant creature. I was outside on my deck sitting in my hot tub at about 11:30 pm when I heard a sound that drew my attention to the trees located on railroad property in back of my house. These trees are on the opposite side of the tracks and they are about 100 feet away from where I was located. I saw a pair of gigantic wings spread out across the front of the trees as if a huge bird was sitting on a branch with its wings out. I could barely make out an indefinable body shape between the wings. It was dark out with the only light coming from the streetlights 300' feet away. Then movement caught my eye to the right in trees on my property. There were several undefined dark masses in these trees that were moving but silent. I turned back to look at the huge wings but they were gone. I noticed that there was no wind and it was dead calm, as it was the night before. I could not tell if the creature left, or if it may have still been sitting in the trees, but I decided not to stay to find out. This was just too weird for me, so I went inside the house and locked the door.

A couple of days later I received a call from Jean Walker, a local investigator I often work with. She said that a woman saw a giant bird the size of a small plane flying over her house in Sugar Creek one evening this past week at about 11:00 p.m. This location is near the Missouri River and Independence. The witness often sees UFOs over her house, and at times has seen ET’s. Both Jean and I have seen and heard strange things at this person's house, but never a giant bird. 

In 2013 there was a giant bird sighting in east Independence by a local woman and her two sons. She said that this creature flew silently over her house and was the size of a small plane. It had a long straight tail with a puff of feathers at the end of the tail. I did some research and could find no such bird listed anywhere. I then called the Missouri Department of Conservation and they knew of no gigantic birds like I described.

In 2015 my daughter, grandson, and I were standing in the front yard of my office in Independence at dusk when we noticed a very large bird flying overhead. It was flying very high (approx. 1,000 ft) and was extremely large. My grandson took a picture of it, then looked up the shape on an app. The closest thing he could find was an albatross, which is not found in this area. We don't know if there is any relation to the recent sightings. 

Is it possible that some type of gigantic winged creature is flying the skies over Independence and landing on cars?  If so, where is it hiding out? Perhaps in one of the many caves in the area or trees or bluffs along the Missouri river, which is just a few miles away from most of the sighting locations mentioned, and blocks away from the Sugar Creek sighting event.

It should be noted that a giant bird was reported along the Missouri River near St. Louis about 15 years ago. The witnesses said it looked like a Pterodactyl. We have no way of knowing if it was the same bird, or a species related to the same bird that is being seen in Independence, however, the Missouri River flows from the Independence area to St. Louis. The creature may be something that is navigating along the river. There are numerous caves and bluffs along the river areas where something big could hide. 

Several people have speculated that this creature is the Mothman, and is a portent to a coming disaster.

I submitted an inquiry to the Missouri Department of Education and here is what they said:

"The largest bird wingspan in Missouri is a bald eagle at 80” (just shy of 7 feet). A bald eagle would be fairly easily recognizable and would not perch on a car, but soar high above or seen perched at a distance. A turkey vulture would, however, perch on a car and has a wingspan of 67” (about 5.5 feet). Not large enough to cover an entire car, though.

No bird in Missouri has a 20-25 feet wing span. The largest wingspan of any flying bird is the critically endangered California Condor, only found in tiny pockets in the far west."

I would like to hear from anyone who has also seen similar creatures, no matter where you live.

Joshua P. Warren discussed these events on his podcast on February 18, 2018 
Margie Kay is the director of Quest Investigation Group. Contact her at or 

Friday, January 5, 2018

How Can Tarot Readings Improve Your Mental Health?

By Sally Keys

If you turn to tarot readings or mediumship to discover your future or understand any messages that a loved one who has passed away wishes to relay, then you are just one of the many Brits who feel the need to connect with something greater than their own individuality. Tarot and other readings can be fun, enlightening, and useful in turn, often depending to a great degree on the talent and authentic gift of interpretation possessed by the reader. However, these practices may also bring you a benefit you may never have suspected: improved mental health and wellbeing.

Spirituality Plays an Important Role in Wellbeing
It is interesting to note how, in the past decade, Western science has undertaken study after study showing the measurable benefits that spiritual-based practices bring; yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation in particular have all been found to reduce stress levels, because of their ability to keep the mind in the ‘here and now’, and because they usually involve controlled breathing and the coordination of body and mind.

Some recent studies have found spirituality promotes happiness in children and adults alike. One 2014 study showed that spirituality can actually protect against major depression; in particular, activities such as meditation and religious practice cause a thickening in certain parts of the brain cortex, helping us keep depression at bay. The effect is even more pronounced in people who are predisposed to mental illness.

Is Spirituality Limited to Stipulated Practices?
In order to lead a spiritual life, being part of an organised religious group is not required. While studies have shown that being active in a religious community can indeed help us fight mental illness and provide crucial support, the benefits of spirituality can also be enjoyed by those who pursue it in an individualised manner.

Feel free to be creative when delving into spirituality. Practices such as Reiki and tarot readings can improve our mental health by deepening our connection to a greater life force. However, they also make us more introspective and aware of our inner world. These practices help us achieve the sometimes elusive state of mindfulness, in which we are relaxed enough to identify thoughts and emotions (both positive and negative) and allow them to exist.

In daily life, we often feel the need to ‘repress’ difficult thoughts, yet the purpose of mindfulness is to recognise that they exist, without allowing them to lead us into a self-destructive state.

If you wish to avail of the many benefits that spiritual practices can bestow on your mental health, by all means feel free to experiment with everything from yoga, right through to Tarot, and Tai Chi. When you are taking part in these activities, allow yourself to just ‘be’, opening your senses to the beauty, pain, and magnificence of the Universe.

Sally Keys is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Don’t Get Scammed By Fake Psychics

Don’t Get Scammed By Fake Psychics 
By Sally Keys

More than half of Brits believe psychic powers exist, and yet psychics and mediums are often misunderstood. You might, for instance, think that psychics can cast spells on you or that they’re tuned into some sort of magical or paranormal force. Time for a reality check. Here’s what you need to know about psychics and how they operate so that you don’t become a target for fake ones.

Avoid Telephone Psychic Readings
These days, it’s common to get psychic readings over the phone. The danger is that it makes it easier for fake psychics to con customers. Unless you know the psychic personally or have heard from loved ones that he/she is trustworthy, you should avoid telephone readings. You have no idea who’s really on the other side of the line. The “psychic” could be an unemployed person trying to earn a part-time income by preying on your vulnerability.  

Ask Questions Of Your Own Just because seeing a psychic feels like something paranormal and exciting, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go into the experience with a clear, logical head. Ask the psychic questions to find out that they’re professional and genuine, such as what they claim to be able to do. A psychic who tells you that he’ll be able to contact the dead or guarantee great results for your future should be avoided. Remember that psychics are not omniscient beings. If they try to make you think they’re amazingly talented, they’re probably not.

Cold Reading Is A Red FlagOne of the biggest misconceptions we have about psychics is that they’re super smart and insightful. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. If you go into a psychic reading believing that, you’re probably going to be more likely to be impressed by things that aren’t impressive – and put yourself at risk of getting scammed.  
For instance, if the psychic asks you if someone has cancer in your family and it turns out your father does, it might make you think that the psychic is sensing something, meanwhile they’re just fishing and betting on the fact that most people know someone who has cancer. As you tell them more about that person in your family, you give them more information that they can use! The best psychics don’t need to ask you anything and they won’t fish for answers in this way.  

Spells And Curses Are Hogwash If a psychic tells you that he/she can remove a curse that’s damaging your life or relationships, or that he/she can do a spell that will help you find your true love, don’t give them a minute of your time! You can tell a psychic isn’t the real deal by how he/she will use tactics to scare you, such as by saying that someone has put a bad spell on you. It’s done to make you feel you need their services or else will be doomed.
No psychic worth his/her salt would resort to such tactics! As professional tarot reader, Alice Grist, tells the Huffington Post: any predictions of doom or gloom don’t have a place in spiritual empowerment.

Fake Psychics Are VagueYou can spot a fake psychic by how vague they are. They might tell you that you’re facing a difficult decision in your life, or you’re about to make a change, or there’s someone in the afterlife who is watching over you and wishes you well. All this information could apply to anyone. If the psychic’s taking your money and giving you nothing more than a general, wishy-washy answer, then they’re not up to scratch on their skillset.

Going to see a psychic should be an empowering and beneficial experience, not something that makes you feel cheated, depressed, or wastes your money. By being aware of how to spot a fake psychic, you avoid getting scammed and pave the way for a skilled psychic to enlighten you on your path. 

Sally Keys is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible. 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tour Company Offers Ghost Tours in Kansas

As the days grow shorter and cooler, thoughts turn to all things fall and Halloween. 

Offering nearly a dozen different tours around the state, Ghost Tours of Kansas offers several ghost tours in the Kansas City area including Lawrence, Shawnee, Leavenworth, and Kansas City, Kansas.
“There is so much haunted history in the area and we have collected some great stories,” said ghost tour guide Beth Kornegay.  “We hear about new stories and experiences year-round so no two tours are ever the same.  History is tied to many of those stories and we’ve done extensive research not only about the hauntings, but also the history that may have impacted the ghostly happenings.”

How they collect stories is something that truly sets Ghost Tours of Kansas apart from other ghost tour companies.  Anyone can google ‘Kansas City ghosts’ and read some stories or local legends about area ghosts, but owner Cathy Ramirez and her team collects stories from the actual people who have experienced hauntings or ghostly happenings.  Those stories are shared with tour guests during the bus ride to various haunted locations around each tour city.

“We hear from business owners who have had experiences with the ghosts in their business,” Ramirez said.  “We don’t include individual homes on our tours, but we do talk to businesses who want to share their ghost happenings with us.”

Another differentiating factor of Ghost Tours of Kansas is that the company has paranormal investigators and local psychics who work with them to investigate several locations in each tour city.  The results of those investigations are shared during the tour.

Each tour lasts between 90 minutes to two hours and tour guests will get out in at least two locations to explore on their own or with one of the tour guides.  Each tour has at least one cemetery that has ghostly happenings that tour guests can explore on their own.  Guests are encouraged to take photos and see if anything unexpectedly shows up, which has happened on more than one occasion.

During a Shawnee tour last year, a tour guest took a photo and a ghostly green hand showed up in the photograph.  The photo was so clear that the folds of skin between the fingers can be seen.  It was as if someone was standing behind the person who took the picture and put their hand over her shoulder.  Another photo was taken a few years ago in a Lawrence cemetery during a tour and a full body apparition was caught by a photographer.  Those pictures, and other ghost photos captured on other tours, are shown during each ghost tour.

 “We never tell people that they should believe in ghosts, we only tell the story and present the evidence that has been collected,” said Kornegay.  “We want each person to decide on their own, but people generally walk away as a believer.”

For a complete list of all tour locations, dates, and times, or follow Ghost Tours of Kansas on Facebook.  Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and on-line at the website to ensure sufficient space is available on the bus.  Especially during October, tours tend to sell out quickly so early ticket purchase is encouraged.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Are Empaths More Likely to Have Psychic Powers?

By Sally Keys

Author: HQUALITY- Fotolia,com

Empaths (or highly sensitive persons) may make up as much as 15 to 20 percent of the world’s population. Being an empath is more than feeling for others, which most people can do on some level. These people can feel others’ pain as if it were their own, even for people they have never met.

Empaths, who know who they are seem to be much more in touch with others than the average person. So, it makes sense to wonder if they may also be more likely to possess other powers, such psychic gifts. Continually, this begs the question whether it true that empaths are psychics too? Let’s dive in.

What Is an Empath?

Being an empath involves much more than feeling sad when someone you love cries. Highly sensitive persons feel just as devastated as the other person, even when the subject is a stranger or fictional character.

Do you ever notice that your intuition always seems to be on point? You might be an empath. These in-touch people just seem to know things. Furthermore, empaths may feel overwhelmed in crowded spaces, due to a large number of emotions flooding the person.

What is a Psychic?

Forget the images you’ve seen on television. Psychics are just much more than those stereotypes would have people believe. Psychics possess what is known as the gift of Extra Sensory Perception (ESP). There are many different types of psychics, so the abilities vary widely.

Some people with ESP may receive premonitions that predict the future. Others may communicate with people who have passed. Psychic abilities don’t stop there. Mostly, individuals with ESP sense things that other people may miss.

What is the Crossover?

Have you noticed the similarities already? Both psychics and empaths sense feelings and spirits that others ignore. Because empaths are so in-tune with the people around them, they are more likely access psychic powers as well.

In fact, The Wellness Institute says that empaths are more apt to experience a whole host of paranormal things. People with empathic abilities are more likely to have out-of-body, near-death, and past-life experiences.

Some people believe that it is these experiences that allowed them to access their empath and psychic powers entirely. That makes a lot of sense, seeing as though paranormal experiences can have a profound and long-lasting effect on a person.

Although the exact connection is a mystery, there does seem to be a link between empaths and psychics. After all, if a person can feel so deeply, they can more easily connect with the world around us.

Sally Keys is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Writer’s Block? Find Inspiration Through Haunted Travel

By Sally Keys
Photo by Jesse Bowser on Unsplash
We can’t all simply reach into the darkest depths of ourselves and pull out a masterpiece the way writers like Stephen King do. Even if our imaginations knew no bounds, sometimes there’s no better story than the truth. It may seem that there are only so many ghosts in one’s backyard, and perhaps you’ve exhausted those resources. The world is full of spiritual, and potentially haunted destinations which are just waiting to be written about. Is it fate calling you to visit them, or the voices of lost souls?
Explore Haunted America
The USA is home to hundreds of sites known to be inhabited by otherworldly forces. You could close your eyes and pick a state at random and there would likely be a destination within it that suits your niche. Some areas have fascinating and well-known historical significance. Take Salem, Massachusetts, the site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Alternatively, in Independence, Missouri you can find the haunted Ginger Rogers' birthplace where Ginger Rogers’ ghost is said to reside. No matter what century you’re drawn to write about, the USA will undoubtedly have something to offer you.
Search Farther From Home
The world is a big place; it’s full of mystery and tragedy. See the final resting places of thousands by venturing to the Catacombs in France or the Killing Fields in Cambodia. There’s no denying that a certain energy is palpable in places that have seen such horrors. If you’re especially brave, or a little bit twisted, you may consider a visit to Aokigahara, Japan: otherwise known as “Suicide Forest.” The global possibilities for your ghost hunting are endless.
Look on the Bright Side
A little light couldn’t hurt, could it? Assuming you’re not a vampire, of course. There’s plenty of inspiration to be found in spiritual destinations around the world. Though these destinations are innumerable, countries like Thailand are popular for their particularly enlightening holy places. You can go anywhere for your spiritual trip, or you can visit some specific destinations for spiritual vacations.
Go Forth and Wander
Normally inspiration won’t seek you out, you have to go looking for it; but we are talking about ghosts, so you may get lucky. Just in case, play it safe and go find the creepiest places you could dream of. But remember the words of Friedrich Nietzsche, “Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”
Sally Keys is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.