Alban Eiler

The days are becoming longer, nights shorter; soon the time of light and dark will be equal.  Known in the Celtic world as Alban Eiler, today we know it as the Vernal Equinox.  It is said that during this time, the veil between the worlds of the living and dead begins to thin; it is now easier for spirits and ghosts to make themselves known to us.  It is believed that the veil is at it's thinnest the beginning of May; the Celts celebrated this time of year in a festival known as Beltane.

As a paranormal investigator, I have experienced great paranormal activity during this time of year.  The SIM Crew’s first foray into the world of ghost hunting happened in Mid-March, and then we reinvestigated that same building at the end of March; both dates were close to the Spring Equinox and we experience a lot of activity and captured loads of evidence. Last year we did an event at Cragun’s in Northern Minnesota the beginning of April, and yes, we not only captured a lot of evidence, I was chased down the hall by a ghost that I had visibly seen.

Coincidence? I think not. SIM has a vault of evidence that we have obtained all year round, but the Fall and Spring have seen the most activity. This year? In addition to investigations that are scheduled, I will be on the lookout for paranormal activity at every turn, watching for shadow figures and wondering if the chill is from the cold or a spirit passing through. I challenge you to do the same. Take note of shadows that seem to move about; pay attention to those shivers, and do let me know if you experience any otherworldly happenings. You might be surprised at what you find when you just take a peek.