Did You See That?

To ensure anonymity, the following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

“I remember when I was living with my roommate in our first apartment in downtown, Sault Ste. Marie. We were both in college and attempting to live life to the fullest. There was a staircase outside leading up to our door and once inside, it was small but quaint. Below us there was a business therefore in the evenings we were the only ones occupying the building. Or so we thought.

This particular evening it was windy and cold outside, however still warm and cozy within the old walls. We were wrapped in blankets and quietly watching a movie. The only light in the room was from the flickering television.

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Something caught my attention from just outside my vision. When I focused in that direction, I could see nothing. Ignoring it, I went back to watching the movie on the screen in front of us. Then suddenly, something scared the living day lights out of my roommate as she jumped in her seat and let out a tiny scream. The hair on the back of my neck stood on end and I felt tingly all over. She said she had seen something, someone, but when she tried to focus in on it, it was gone!

It frightened us both, yet feeling foolish we tried to forget it and get back to the movie, once again. Then, there in front of us, and both of us seeing it at the exact same time; we watched this black shadow figure move from one side of the room to the other and disappear.

That night neither one of us got much sleep.  The apartment was lit up like a Christmas tree as we tried to eliminate any and all shadows by keeping every overhead light and lamp on all night. Thankfully, we never saw it again. – Anonymous

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

Do I already know the man I will be with for life?

tammy-deansTammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you for your question. I believe you know someone around you that is going to play somewhat of a long term role in your life, BUT this is not the final love you will endure.

The “one” I am seeing is going to ‘sweep you off your feet’, though doesn’t seem to be coming as quick as you would hope. He is not known to you yet.

This man will be daring, a little impulsive, but definitely a well-meaning person. He is stubborn, yet determined, intelligent, yet can be single-minded. He is driven professionally and sometimes those goals take priority over his relationships. He stands up for himself and for others.

So basically, the “one”, is not perfect, but a wonderful match for you. It’s still going to be some time before he enters your life though. So please, have fun and enjoy life to the fullest until then.  – Tammy

stonesThe combination of both Rose Quartz and Azurite stones may help stoneyou to open up to new experiences. Experiences in both allowing for self-love as well as drawing in and the acceptance of love from others. These stones can be placed in a pouch to keep with you or finding a piece of jewelry to wear on your person. Either way is beneficial.

Leaving a Message

Today’s story is an example of messages from beyond the grave. Feathers, coins, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and various other things, can be signs from the loved ones that have passed. These are believed to be messages that they are near, they hear you, help guide you, and support you. It can be an acknowledgement of you and your thoughts or simply just a way to say ‘hello’.

feather “In January 2015 my husband passed away from cancer. He was very close to my grandchildren (daughter’s) who live in Toronto.

My granddaughter (5) mentions him constantly. She will go outside at night to look at the brightest star & say good night to her nonno Frank.

My grandson (8) used to sleep in the guest room with him whenever he visited. Now he refuses to sleep in his own bed because this guest room is where he slept with nonno Frank.

About a month or so ago white fluffy feathers were found on each of the children’s beds… on the staircase going up to the bedrooms. While my granddaughter was taking a bath a feather came from nowhere & landed on her hair.

Last weekend we all attended my other granddaughter’s 1st Communion. In the play room is a large piece of rug. The 4 grandchildren played… cleaned up then came to eat.

After the meal my daughter went to the playroom with the children & on the rug were 2 white feathers.  

My daughter believes in the appearance of the feathers as her father leaving a message. 

It is an unbelievable but real message from the dead.” Helen Calvelli

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

Can you please just give me a quick general reading?

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you for your request. I would like to start by saying “Congratulations!” It seem like you have been struggling with many things in your personal and professional life and are finally coming out on the other side of obstacles. The worst is over and now it is time to move forward.

Moving forward doesn’t mean things are going to be easy and you will never have any problems, because let’s face it – that’s life whether we like it or not. I do believe you are now open to new opportunities and there is one right around the corner in your professional life.  You are encouraged to use your creativity as much and as often as you can. This is going to help bring in and also nurture this new endeavor.

I do feel you are a motherly-like person who is always trying to take care of others. This is a great quality to have, but can also be a curse. Please be sure to take care of yourself FIRST! If you put yourself first before anyone else, you will be in a better position to help others. If not, you will eventually burn out and be no help to anyone.   – Tammy

stonesGreen crystals bring renewal, success in new endeavors, and promote good health. When you think of the colour green you often think of trees, plants, and grass. These all represent growth. Green is a great symbol of new life in all its manifestations. These stones can be placed in a pouch to keep with you or finding a piece of jewelry to wear on your person. They can simply be placed around your home or office too. Either way is beneficial.

There are many, many types of green crystals available. I would say to choose the one you are drawn to most. Some popular types are Malachite, Jade, Serpentine, Bloodstone, Unakite, and Aventurine.

Are Spirits Around You?

Many readers have been writing in with questions about deceased loved ones. ‘Are they still around me?’, ‘How do I know they are here?’, and ‘Can they hear me when I talk to them?’ The answer…yes, yes, and yes!

If you are looking for messages or merely signs of a loved one being near, I have compiled a list of the most common ways they communicate with us. Although some may seem coincidental, faith would teach us differently.

ghostly1.       Dreams

Often the dreams you may have of a departed loved one are essentially visits and are a wonderful way for them to reach us when they have our full attention.

2.       Numbers

Birthdates, anniversary dates, or date of their passing may show up in odd places like license plates, documents, and even sales receipts.

3.       Visions

You may see a vision of them. Sometimes the vision is hazy or can be as clear as the light blue sky. You may see them while your eye wanders and when you dart your eye back to confirm what you are seeing, it’s gone. Wishful thinking? Maybe…or maybe not.

4.       Sounds

Many people associate sounds or music with certain memories. Have you ever been upset about something and find the song playing on the radio is comforting and reminiscent of your loved one? This is their way of saying, ‘I am here. It’s OK.’ Sometimes people will literally hear their name being called, even though no one is around to say it.  Take this as a sign from the other side and pay special attention to what you are doing, thinking, or stressing about at this particular moment.

5.       Scents

Perfume, cigar and cigarette smoke, flowers, and sometimes the smells of cooking can be present without a known cause. They are near!

6.       Sensing a Presence of Someone

Many of my readers claim to feel someone sit on the bed with them, while others claim to be woken up at the exact time of someone’s passing.  These are all wonderful signs!

7.       I am a firm believer in anything with wings being messengers from the other side. If a certain bird, butterfly, and even dragonfly seems to hang around and show up in the most unlikely places, take note. You are loved. In my opinion, wings are most common but can be with any animal.

8.       Words or names which are significantly repeating themselves can be messages as well.  Again, pay attention to what you are seeing, saying, thinking, and doing at this exact moment.

If you are watching for a sign or message but haven’t seemed to catch it yet, speak to your loved one before you go to sleep and ask them directly. Sometimes it’s as easy as requesting a less subtle way of communicating.

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

Can you tell me if my deceased husband has tried to communicate with me and if he is OK?

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you for your question and I am sorry for your loss. How do you connect with the letter D? I keep seeing a big, solid D which in my opinion is a nice sign showing his strength.  When asking for a message, I am given the impression for you to trust your intuition. He has and will continue to send you messages, but you need to trust them when they appear. He knows you are tender hearted, loving, and nurturing. You are patient with others but not with yourself. I believe he would urge you to start taking care of yourself to the same degree you take care of others. Take a nice deep breath for yourself and for him…and listen. – Tammy

stonesA beautiful gemstone, Mookaite Jasper is an Australian Jasper combining the colours of yellow and red jasper. It can be helpful when looking to connect with loved ones who have passed away. It is also a stone of great strength and brings a deep calm within.

Haunting on Second Avenue

The following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

second-aveToday’s story was sent in by a reader who believes the house she grew up in was haunted.

“I lived in a house on Second Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie, which I believe was haunted a few years back when my daughter was just a young child around the ages of 3 to 5 years old.  It seemed to target only my daughter, but finally I was able to witness it for myself.

I was a single mom and relied on a babysitter to help with the little one as I was working long hours. On a few occasions the babysitter would tell me stories of my daughter talking to someone in her room, yet no one was there. When asked who she was talking to, she would only tell of a man who would not leave her alone. The babysitter also mentioned she would hear her yelling at the man and telling him to leave or she will tell on him.

I, of course, chalked it up to being a child’s wild imagination but could not deny what she was seeing once I saw it for myself. I remember hearing my daughter talking away in her bedroom as I stood at the other end of the hallway listening to her.  Finally, my daughter got mad and bellowed, “Get out of my room or I am telling my mom!” Seconds later, I saw a misty or see-through shape of a human figure leave my daughter’s room and go right through the wall on the other side of the hallway.

After witnessing what she was seeing, I found a new apartment and got us out of there as fast as I could.” – Rhonda

Ask Tammy,

Dear Tammy,

Thank you for sharing your talent! I have a few questions and would love your feedback.

I believe that our loved ones are always around us and can hear us. Before I go to bed I talk with my grandpa who passed away 14 years ago and my 2 boxers that passed on the same day 2 years apart. I miss them like crazy. Do you see them around me?

Also my daughter was blessed with a life-saving heart transplant at the age of 3 and she is now turning 10! We have wrote to the donor family twice but have gotten no response. We would like to know if it was a girl or boy. – Anonymous

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

First off I would like to address some hurt feelings from your past. It is time to change this pattern by healing old emotional pain. You need to face your feelings and begin the forgiveness process. (Sorry had to add that in.)

As for signs from your Grandpa and your beloved pet boxers, I see butterflies all around you. It seems like they are coming in this form to give a message of their happiness and also to send their love. Heaven frequently dispatches butterflies to remind you that you’re being watched over and to help you feel safer and more secure when following the path of your dreams. I also pick up a beautiful eagle. I believe the eagle to be your grandfather reminding you to be courageous and to soar into unknown realms and new realities. Expand your view and remember you have great power, but be sure to use it wisely.

I am very happy your daughter was able to find a heart donor to give her a chance at a beautiful life. It is an incredibly generous thing for a person and their loved ones to consider organ donation, and yes, I agree she is truly blessed.

I believe your daughter should pay close attention to any and all subtle physical changes her body has gone through and may continue to go through in the future. She will have new strengths and insights and needs to give herself permission to take positive opportunities that come knocking even if they don’t seem to fit into society’s “gender” mould, as I am picking up a hint of masculine energy.

stoneIt may be helpful for your daughter to carry the sodalite stone on her body. This is a stone which balances and connects the head and the heart energy. I think your daughter could benefit from this reconnection process.  It is also calming and creates peace within. It is a soft and loving stone.

My House is Haunted

The following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

Today’s story was sent in by a reader who believes the house she lives in is haunted.

ghost-child“I live in the central/east part of town in a house that was built in the 1960’s. We have been living here for 24 years. Although I believe the house to be haunted, I also believe it is not dangerous otherwise more would have happened by now after all these years. At least once per week we are awoken by the ringing of the doorbell. We have had friends and family tell us it was probably bad wiring or the battery needed to be replaced. But it’s not hooked up to anything. It was originally hard-wired but has since been disconnected years ago.

Also over the years we have heard footsteps throughout the house while in bed even though nobody else was in the house but us. My husband checked many times but now we just try to ignore it since he could never find a cause.

One day while I was cooking in the kitchen, I thought I heard a child giggle. When I turned my head to look in that direction, it seemed like a small child ran the hallway and into the bedroom. Of course, there was no child to be found.

So yes, I do believe the house is haunted. I have to wonder if it is a child who likes to run around and play and sometimes play with the doorbell too.” – Helen

Dear Tammy,
“My grandfather passed a few years back. The odd time I have a dream about him dying and coming back to life. Besides this, the odd time I get a strong smell of him also. I can’t even explain what the smell is, but when it happens it’s like I’m right beside him. Have you ever heard of this?
Thank you for your time.” –  Marie

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you so much for your question and I am sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Many people claim to have the same experience of smelling a certain scent which reminds them of a deceased loved one. You are definitely not alone.

In my opinion, the scent is a sign from your grandfather to let you know he is near. When you have this experience take a moment to close your eyes and breathe deeply. You may want to ‘listen’ to what comes into your mind and take it as a message from him or you can try asking him a specific question and wait to see when the answer comes. It may be delivered in the form of a voice in your head (NO not mental illness), a vision of some sort, or maybe a dream that night. Whatever the medium used to communicate, you must be willing and ready to listen.

As for the dream, I believe each dream means something different to each person. We are all subject to signs and symbols and life experiences in different ways. To one, a symbol may mean one thing, and to another it may mean something totally different. Again, this is my belief and others may not agree with me. If you are looking for help in deciphering a dream, please consider sitting with me one on one and allow me to show you my method for interpreting dreams. It is quite simple and something anyone can do themselves. – Tammy

stoneIt may be helpful for you to place a kyanite stone by you while sleeping. This is a stone which never requires cleansing or clearing. It is said to bring tranquility to one’s spiritual, emotional and physical self. It encourages psychic abilities and induces dream recall. Also a wonderful stone beneficial when connecting with your spirit guide.

Unexplained at a Former Workplace

The following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

Today’s story was sent in by a reader who believes the bar he used to work at is haunted.

“Years ago in downtown Sault Ste Marie, I used to work at a bar. When the place was open and full of partiers nobody seemed to notice much. Although, after closing…well that’s another story.

I was working as a bartender and used to stay late to finish up the odds and ends needed before closing. Most nights I would be the last to leave and it would be my responsibility to turn off the lights and lock up. There was always talk about how the bar was haunted and the waitresses had heard or seen things, but I was a non-believer up until I had my own experiences.

bar-closedOne particular night when I was finishing up, Lisa one of the waitresses was puttered around with her cleaning when she heard noises coming from the men’s washroom. She feared someone may still be lingering in there after closing so she asked me to take a look.

Feeling a little macho at how the waitress “needed” me, I strolled over to the door and pushed it open. With a raised voice, I asked if anyone was still in there and announced the bar had closed. There was no answer. I proceeded to go in and check under the stalls one by one, and found no one.

As I turned on my heels to go back to the bar to finish up, the faucet on the sink turned on.  It was the type of faucet with the hot water and cold water separate with a turn knob for each. Confused I went and turned it off being sure both knobs were tight.

As I once again, turned to leave, the faucet turned on again!  This time I felt the hair on the back of my neck standing straight up. Slowly I made my way to the sink and turned it off again.

Back at the bar, I didn’t mention the experience to Lisa because she would have immediately said it was a ghost or something.  I decided to keep it to myself.

About a month or so later, I was cleaning up after closing again, but this time was alone in the bar. The waitress’s had all gone home by then. As I tidied up, I heard a noise from the men’s washroom. Remembering the past incident, I bravely went in to ‘fix’ the sink if needed.

This time, I found nothing and the faucets were all tight. Just as I was about to exit, one of the stall doors slammed open and shut with such force as if someone were in the stall and forcibly slammed it. Immediately, I bent down to look under the stall door and saw nothing. I slowly made my way over and kicked it open ready for whoever or whatever was inside. But again, there was nothing.

I never told anyone about the experience but I didn’t mock anyone else about their experiences anymore either. I am now a believer. I know something was in there. Something I could not see. ” – Kenny

Dear Tammy,
“My best friend and I had a falling out. She betrayed me and I don’t know what to do.  She keeps messaging me asking for forgiveness and then says that she can’t believe I am willing to throw away a good friendship over this. Am I wrong to break ties with her? Should I give her another chance?” –  Becky

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you so much for your question. I understand how you must be feeling.  Like you, I have had this problem before too.

First I would like to start by reminding you to think about what you got out of the friendship. What was it? Companion, laughter, or convenience maybe. It is truly interesting when you sit down and pick the relationship apart piece by piece to see what your expectations were, how you treated them and vice versa.  Sometimes this type of reflection is enough to find your answer.

As for my intuitive answer, I would have to say this person is devastated over her actions and over your reaction to them. She has learned a huge and very valuable lesson and I am sure you have too. I see a lack of family and friends around your friend. I believe she holds on a little too tight to you due to the lack of support and fear of losing you.

Your friend has a list of issues she needs to confront within herself. These issues stem from the past in this lifetime and if you chose to believe, past lives as well. I don’t believe she will betray you again, although if you allow her back into your life, you may have to sit back and watch her struggle with even bigger things. This will not be easy. Unfortunately, it is her lessons to learn, not yours.

If you think you can handle standing by her through thick and thin, then I say mend this friendship. If you don’t think you are able to, then kindly let her go as this is probably the best thing you can do for her. – Tammy

stonesIt may be helpful for you to carry a Lapis Lazuli stone with you or to wear a beautiful piece of Lapis Lazuli jewelry. This is considered the stone of friendship and truth by many people around the world. This blue stone is said to encourage harmony in relationships and is also helpful in being authentic. Furthermore, it may assist in the giving of his or her opinion openly and lovingly.

Communicating with the Dead

The following story may have names, locations and any identifying information changed for privacy. Although I assure you, the story is in fact based on what the story teller’s believe to be true accounts.

Today’s story was sent in by a reader who believes the bar he used to work at is haunted.

hanging suicide“This past few weeks I have been doing some amateur investigating at my home and found some interesting things.  It all started about a year ago when I moved into this house. At first strange unexplained noises were heard, then footsteps from out of nowhere, and now a shadow figure. I have tried to research the history of the property but have found nothing for mine, although the next door neighbour’s property has indeed had a tragedy.

Back in the 1960’s there was a son and father who committed suicide in the house next door.  First the son was found hanging in his bedroom. The father couldn’t come to terms with such a great loss and in his devastation, killed himself too. So the only explanation I have for the paranormal activity in my home is from this sad occurrence from so many years ago.

As I said, for the past few weeks I have been dabbling with investigating my home to see if I could somehow try to capture or communicate with the spirit of either the father or the son. So a friend and I sat in the dark equipped with a digital sound recorder and started asking questions. We took a lot of photos but nothing showed up in those. We felt the energy in the room get quite thick or intense for about 15 minutes or so, and during that time we caught what we believe is a voice from a spirit. We could not hear it with our own ears at the time but found it later when we listened to the recording.

We were asking questions like, ‘What is your name?’ and ‘How did you die?’ The voice we captured was clearly a man’s voice saying, ‘bullet’. We were stunned because apparently after the son committed suicide, the father used a gun and shot himself! So we believe we were communicating with the father himself.” – Carolyn

Dear Tammy,
“I am pregnant. Can you tell me if the baby will be healthy and if it’s a boy or a girl?” –  Cynthia

Tammy’s Psychic Answer:

Thank you so much for your question. I truly believe in the power of thought. Therefore, with a smile on my face, I will ONLY say the pregnancy, upcoming delivery, and health of the baby are all going to be AWESOME! These types of questions have the potential of being very damaging. It’s a huge undertaking for me to predict these things because if I am not accurate, the stress put on you may be enough to change a healthy situation into an unhealthy one. So the only question I will answer for someone who has pregnancy questions is the gender. Please understand, it is not because I see something wrong, it’s that I refuse to see good or bad in pregnant moms and their newborns.

So with all that being said, I am excited to say, ‘Congratulations, it’s a BOY!’ – Tammy

stoneIt may be helpful for you to carry a moonstone with you or to wear a beautiful piece of moonstone jewelry. This particular stone is great for new beginnings. It also helps soothe emotional instability and stress. More importantly, for you especially Cynthia, It is said to stimulate the pineal gland and balance hormonal cycles, being excellent for PMS, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding. It is a great all-around stone for women!