The Mammy Doll Mess in Mosquito

Article by Brent L. George
April 1, 2017

Photos by Melissa Lockett & edited by Wendy Maxam
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The road to Mosquito.

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was called to the home “Carly” in Mosquito, California. The only way to get to Carly’s home is via Mosquito Road, a steep, extremely winding, treacherous (but paved) one lane road, winding up and at one point crossing the Upper American River Canyon northeast of Placerville, California. The bridge was built in 1867 and is slated to be replaced in 2020.

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The Mosquito Road Bridge – “Come on Gang, I’m sure it’s fine!”

Mosquito Bridge view

Mosquito Bridge view going over.

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Only one vehicle at a time can go over the Mosquito Bridge.

The team arrived at the mountain home at 6:00 p.m.

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The home in Mosquito.

This was an “All Hands on Deck” investigation due to the unanimous consensus by the team in corresponding with Carly prior to the investigation that she had inadvertently acquired a cursed object. Attending this one was Melissa, Brent, Jon and Wendy,

Melissa, Brent, Wendy and Jon on the way to Mosquito

Melissa, Brent, Wendy and Jon on the way to Mosquito.

Wendy's greeting in Mosquito

Wendy’s greeting in Mosquito.

Carly had unfortunately recently gone through a marital separation, and now living alone, had decided to purchase some used decorative items for her home – vases, pictures, Japanese art, and the like. Her sister collects unusual dolls, so when Carly found what was sold as an “unusual and adorable Mammy Doll” she knew she had to get it for her sister’s birthday.
The home already had some residual negative energy from her estranged husband’s girlfriend, who Carly said “gave her the creeps.” The sensitives in the S.P.I.R.I.T. group all felt that this woman had been in the home, and had very negative energy about her.
Upon receiving the Mammy Doll, whatever room the doll was kept in became so oppressive that Carly could not stand to be in that room.

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Mosquito furbaby

Her dog “Snookers” lost his appetite, never played with his chew toys anymore, and was constantly reacting to something unseen in the home, standing on chairs and growling at the roof, and at times cowering under the table. Within days of receiving the doll, Carly’s charming mountain home was taken over by a dark oppressive feeling and dreariness. Carly herself said she had little energy and felt “wrong” in her own home. Three days after receiving the doll, she called the S.P.I.R.I.T. Paranormal Hotline for help. We scheduled her for our first available date, a week later, on April 1st.
Upon arrival the team was able to quickly zero in on the back upstairs bedroom, and the entire basement, but especially the back downstairs spare bedroom, as having the worst of the negative energy.

Stairs going to the negative bedroom

Stairs going to the negative bedroom.

The downstairs back bedroom was the only room which set off the K2 meters – all the way to 5, but only sporadically around the room and especially on the bed, as if something were jumping on and off the bed.

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K11 Meters going off

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EDI Meter and K11 anomalies.

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This bedroom was the most active.

Team members kept feeling something small brush past their legs in the room. Upon discovery of two urns in the closet that contained the remains of Carly’s two Jack Russell Terriers, the group’s sensitives surmised that we had discovered that the terriers were still around, keeping Carly and Snookers company.
Before we commenced with a full cleansing and blessing of the home, Carly asked us to remove the cursed object from her property.

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The shed of dread.

She had been keeping the doll wrapped in black plastic in a shed in the back yard since she first spoke with us. She had also heeded our advice to sage, holy water and salt the doll as well as the box it came in, and the bag she wrapped it in, to keep its energy contained until we got there. As the doll was removed from the shed, the negativity coming off of it was palpable to every member of the group. Most group members did not want to even see or touch it.

The doll in a special container and removed it from the property.

The Cursed Hoodoo Doll

The Cursed Hoodoo Doll

Hoodoo is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as a “Voodoo curse of African origin that uses an object to bring a person bad luck.”

While we know that Voodoo is a healing religious practice and has been a cherished belief system in its own culture, we realize its often mistaken counterpart Hoodoo is something else entirely, much more dark and dangerous. They are two distinct practices with two distinct sets of intent. The Hoodoo energy on this doll was quite real.
Upon removal of the doll from the property, a full cleansing of the home was performed using a white sage, Palo Santo, cedar and sweet grass smudge mixture, sandalwood incense was also used along with a white candle to bring in divine light; windows and doorways were salted and graveyard dirt was added due to the nature of the doll’s energy. We also used energy healing to infuse light into the home once again. We also gridded the property with specific crystals to prevent negative energy from returning. Carly was advised to continue smudging with white sage and pink Himalayan Salt to maintain the renewed positive energy in the home. By removing the cursed object from the property, the energy that had to be cleansed from the home was only residual, which is the easiest type of spectral or paranormal energy to clear from a space.
Carly’s “ghost dogs” will remain as they are positive and causing no harm.
By the time the S.P.I.R.I.T. members all arrived home at 11:30 p.m., we received a text from Carly that her home felt renewed and light again, and Snookers wanted and ate his dinner greedily, and was playing with his chew toys and acting like his old self.
The cursed Hoodoo doll will remain sealed in a blessed container.

Case Closed
Classification: Cursed / Haunted Object

A few more photos from the investigation…

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Jon and the lovely set of congas.

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Another view of the property.

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Property looking toward the ravine.

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Moon above Mosquito

Wendy and Jon Mosquito K11 and ghost dog detection

Wendy filming while ghost dogs were setting off the K11s.


The Investigation Video

The Androgynous Ghost and the Protective Boyfriend

Article by Brent L. George
Roseville, California
July 9, 2016

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched to the apartment home of Shannon, in Roseville, CA. The home is near the railroad yards and a large local weekend farmer’s market known as Denio’s Farmer Market. This area is known to be haunted due to the numerous Chinese worker camps that were scattered across this area in the mid to late 1800s during the gold rush, and due to the presence of the Japanese internment camp that was erected here during World War II. Death, poverty, and suffering were the norm during those times in this part of Roseville.

Shannon says the apartment feels unsettled and negative for no reason, and she often feels watched. She says her daughter does not like to spend time at home.

The Investigation

S.P.I.R.I.T. team members Melissa, Brent, Kara, and Wendy arrived at the location at 7:00 p.m. Melissa and Wendy’s initial walkthrough zeroed in on the bathroom as having a “dark” or unsettled feeling to it. Melissa stated she felt this was a negative force that connected Shannon’s apartment with the upstairs apartment. She said the force was gender neutral – neither male nor female, but rather a possibly summoned androgynous energy. Melissa said she also picked up on a protective spirit of a recently deceased boyfriend or lover whose name started with an “S” who was coming through strongly to her. In tears, the client confirmed that her boyfriend Scott, who did not live with her and thus would not have turned up on any research of the apartment’s history, had just recently passed away from cancer. Scott told Melissa that he wanted Shannon to know that he was fine, happy, and watching over her. Melissa also states she feels a grandmotherly energy around Shannon.

K2 hits and unexplained temperature alarms on the K2 meter were consistently observed at the top of the shower in the bathroom. This indicated a strong but sporadic EMF field combined by a measurable cold spot, indicating the possible presence of paranormal activity.

Shannon explained that the upstairs neighbor, who had recently moved out (the upstairs apartment was vacant at the time of the investigation) had been experimenting with occult rituals. Although this could not be confirmed, the upstairs master bedroom would have been directly above Shannon’s bathroom.

No EVPs were captured in the apartment.

An SB11 Spirit Box Session was able to confirm Scott’s presence, with a response in his voice saying “Hi Babe” to Shannon. When asked if he was trying to protect Shannon from the energy in the bathroom and upstairs, we received the spirit box response in the same voice, “Yeah.” When asked how he likes the “other side” we received the Class A Spirit Box reply “It’s cool!”

Another SB11 hit said “Identity Theft.” Shannon immediately confirmed that just days before, her bank had called informing her that someone had tried to gain unauthorized access her bank account information.

Photography revealed a single orb (on the computer monitor – not present in subsequent photographs of the same shot) in the daughter’s bedroom, which was also confirmed to be Scott via the SB11 Spirit Box.

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A light anomaly was also detected in one photograph, showing white lines surrounded by a mist that seemed to either be coming or going through the window in a break in the blinds. What makes the photograph interesting is that nothing else in the shot is blurred, and the anomaly extends in front of the blinds, suggesting the possibility that the photograph could be paranormal in nature, although it could not be repeated or confirmed. Also interesting is the fact that the photograph was taken just before Melissa commenced with the cleansing of the apartment. The photograph could not be confirmed as paranormal.

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Two pets in the apartment were acting very agitated during the investigation – Shannon’s pet rat, which was constantly trying to climb its cage, and her cat, which kept repeatedly clawing at nothing but air. As Melissa commenced with the cleansing of the apartment, using white sage, Palo Santo wood, tar water, and cooperative energy sealing with team members Wendy and Brent, the animals both calmed down and went to sleep, ceasing the more agitated behavior.

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At the end of the cleansing the group, Shannon, Shannon’s daughter (who came home during the cleansing) and apparently even the animals all seemed to agree that the apartment felt better, and lighter.

As of the writing of this article, Shannon has reported that there has been no further paranormal activity in the home, and the home feels peaceful. She does still feel Scott’s comforting presence.

Conclusion: Probable negative energy binding caused by unsafe paranormal practices by former neighbor. Also a “Casper” positive haunting by the deceased boyfriend. The negative energy was cleansed out, allowing the boyfriend’s spirit to stay.

Case Closed.


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