Getting these questions a lot online, so decided to put them all here in a nice little blog. 🙂 (Caution – SPOILERS) Kindred Spirits Airs Thursday Nights at 10/9c. on TRAVEL CHANNEL.
How are things at the Odd Fellows compound/Belvoir Winery?
All is well. What we did there, worked. I talk to Jesse on a daily basis, and trust me, he’d let me know if anything strange was afoot, ha!
What was in the nursing home?
Despite Chip’s initial thought that what was in the building was a “low level demon”, after four days of investigating we determined that it was not. It lacked some of the most common signs of a “demonic” haunting – and as those are extraordinarily rare as it is – that was not our final determination. If it had been, our solution would have been much different than what we did.
Our theory is that we were dealing with what you might call a thought form, or as John Tenney has been calling them over the last 5-7 years, “emergents.” As the paranormal has become more and more popular, some of the more investigated and well known locations are beginning to spawn their own personality. In the nursing home, there has always been an angry presence in the morgue area and it’s one of the more popular spots to investigate in the complex.
Much like people are encouraged to visualize positivity in their lives to manipulate the energy in their homes and the outcomes of their fate – the exact opposite can happen in a space when time and time again, investigators sit in the dark and concentrate on the darkest, most negative things that happened in a location. They leave, that energy and purpose? Remains. This is what we believe happened in the morgue, and in turn, it went upstairs to the nursing home. What we encountered was confused. It kept presenting our worst fears as investigators, because that’s what we put into it. It also kept claiming to be…us.
Again, this is all theory and speculation – but we’re not the only investigators who have noticed this phenomenon. We also think it is important to remember this potential outcome as we investigate. It’s easily avoided if you monitor your investigative style – but also easily spotted.
Are you still doing home cases?
YES. But this season we’ve branched out to help not only homeowners, but anyone who needs help. Many of the places you see might not be homes, but they are places we have a deep personal connection to, or where we have a longtime relationship with the location and they’ve asked us to bring our particular investigative style in to help.
We love helping families, but we strongly feel that those spirits begging for help in some of those large, well known locations deserve our attention too. And I think you’ll see exactly why as the season progresses.
As for this first episode, anyone who follows me on social media, knows that Jesse and his family are dear friends of mine. We vacation together, our kids are friends, etc. So when Jesse came to us for help, we of course said yes.
Next episode, (second of the season), is one of the most heart wrenching family cases we’ve ever done. And again, will explore the idea of negativity in our lives and the power it has over us.
The cases seem darker this season. What’s going on?
We were down from filming for a year as the Discovery/Scripps merger settled. During that time, we were still flooded with case requests. And with that many case requests, we picked the ones who needed us most. The ones with the most extreme activity and sense of urgency. So yes, this season most of the cases are more aggressive than in season past. We loved them though, there was a sense of urgency to each case…and a lot of sleep deprivation, ha!
I’ve got about a million other questions from folks – but these seem to be the top ones, so thought I’d get them out there and answered. Thanks so much for joining us on this ride. This season of Kindred Spirits is intense, but we’re still the same Amy and Adam! Please follow us on all of our social media channels for regular updates and to see what we’re up to outside of filming! Also, if you ever want to learn hands on from us, please join us at any number of locations around the country with my company strange-escapes.com. (We’re even visiting and investigating the Odd Fellows/Belvoir Winery in April – and brining Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Chip Coffey, John Tenney and Greg and Dana Newkirk with us!)
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