Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 16: Samhain's Sirens Thriller Thursday!

Welcome back fiendish friends! We're more than half-way through our Celebration and it'ss a Thriller kind of Thursday here at the Cove.

Just another reminder: please send in your Forget-Me-Nots to This is your opportunity to publicly remember a loved one (or more than one) for Samhain.

We have some spooky sensations for you today, so jump right on in and enjoy!

The winner of the Touch of the Goddess Giveaway is....

Debra Nehring!

Paranormal Investigations with Jenn Hodgson

My first investigation was done at the Old Blackford County Hospital. My husband and I were doing pod cast interviews at the time and was invited to go with a group to this location.

We arrived around 3 in the afternoon to do a walk through with the owners daughter. While waiting for her to arrive I looked around on the outside, it looked like your normal hospital, brick on the outside, shrubs, etc. No broken windows, nothing that would indicate there was any kind of activity. However once inside my thoughts changed.

As we began our walk through, the building was very clean, still lots of furniture inside the building, it still had the hospital feel even though this building had been used for many things, such as a salon, Ivy Tech had used a couple of the rooms for classes, and other businesses as well.

The entire group walked with the owner's daughter to the end of the hall, to me it is a T shape since you could either go back to where we started or to the left or right. We stopped so she could tell us things that happened in the hallway and other rooms in this hallway. One of those of a man who was scraping blood off of the floor and the razor blade that he was using going up into the air and landing just below his eye. Another of a man who was hired to finish the floors, frozen and could not move as a black shadow came toward him. He left, equipment and all and never came back, not even for his paycheck.

As I stood in this hallway I had an image of a little baby, a boy, under the age of one. A feeling of dread that something was going to happen in 6 months and the connection was to my family. I put the thoughts aside and continued on with everyone else.

When setting up equipment in this building you never went anywhere alone, you always did this in pairs, for safety reasons. Sometimes you would hear a radio playing, the only problem with a radio playing is there is no electricity in this building, you needed a generator to do anything.

During this investigation while upstairs in the psych ward, I kept telling my fellow investigators that we need to go to the kitchen, I said this a few times and we finally did go there, I kept telling them that something is in there, my husband, Steve thought that I was hearing the rest of the group, almost in tears I said, "No, You are not listening to me"! As I said that he saw a black shadow go into one of the door ways.

Sitting in the nurse's station, on the top of the desk, four of us were sitting quietly, no cameras on, no flashlights, (this room is very small), there was a wooden desk sitting in front of us and out of no-where this ball of light forms up out of the table and then just disappears! We were all looking at each other and saying, "Did you see that"? This is the only time that we ever saw this light but something we will never forget.

In the same hallway, two things happened, not at the same investigation though, during the first investigation we were all sitting in the hallway, we were listening to the owners daughter talk about her brother who had died (he was hit by a drunk driver), all of a sudden we see this ball of light go quickly down the wall in front of us and then just as quickly come back up the same direction, at this same time at the far end of the hallway a couple of the investigators saw a big black shadow pass quickly. That just fueled everyone even more to find out what was there in the building.

The second event that took place was during another investigation. During this investigation although there had been no rain at all, the walls, floors and ceilings were sweating, as the night went on the water was worse. This is the only time this ever happened. Our group had just finished in a room that we called the records room (filing cabinets where information for patients would have been kept), we all walked to the end of the hallway when my phone started ringing, (my phone was in the lobby), I knew who was calling even though I did not have my phone with me at the time, anyway, I went to answer my phone and two of the investigators continued forward, at the time that I was answering my phone, (owner's daughter called, she had a bad dream and had to call me, she thought I was in danger), Jamie (female investigator) had what she thought was a child grab her legs, another investigator that was with her said that he thought it was a small child as well. Later in the night I asked the question, "Are you the child that grabbed Jamie's legs"? Listening back on the recorder the answer we received, "No, it was me." Not a child's voice but an adult males voice.

There is many things that we saw or heard at this location, some of the evidence that we have found on recorder is, get out, I hate to be next to Steve, Look in the camera, etc. There is many, many more, some that I won't repeat, lots of cussing, names of our investigators that is said, an evil breathing, just so much in one location. Our group has done videos on You Tube that talks about this location and some of the things that we experienced.

The last investigation that we ever did in this hospital was not as active as it was in the past, however, in the psych ward hallway, there was a piece of wood on the floor, not a big piece, we walked over that all night long and it never moved, the last session (question, answer, etc), we did, finished and left, on camera we have this piece of wood moving and then flinging across the floor. It's rare that you get things on camera so when you do it's awesome.

In this building before any investigation that our group did, (we did about 7), there was a walk through that had to be done, not because we did not know the building but because there was homeless people who would break in and live, sleep, etc. Sometimes kids would even break in and play around. Sadly this was not the place to be playing around. There was something very evil in this building. The owners tried to give it away and people who looked at the building left rather quickly saying they did not want it.

The owners let the building go and the county took it back and has been sold, hopefully the building will remain peaceful.

Here is another favorite of mine: Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”. This one is split into two parts, but it is worth the watch. This is quite a beautiful piece.

Part 1:

Part 2:

The Witches’ Kitchen by Autumn Earthsong

One of my favorite things to have in the Autumn is a delicious hot drink. Spiced Cider especially!   A thermos of it on a leaf peeping drive, a cup on the porch with blanket and book or by a warm fire in my jammies….Pure Bliss!  I love trying different recipes and this one is really good!  It’s the taste of Autumn!

Autumn’s Spiced Apple Cider

1 gallon apple cider
15 whole cloves
10 whole allspice
1 TB candied ginger
12 cinnamon sticks
1 cup packed brown sugar

Combine all ingredients except sugar and bring to a boil in a large pot on the stove.  Lower heat, add sugar and simmer 15-20 minutes.  Strain and serve or place in a thermos for your picnic or drive.  You can keep it warm on the stove or crockpot all day long.  Store the leftovers in the fridge.

*If you like, place orange slices in the pot too..adds a sweet bit of tang!!

ENJOY, Autumn

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Grand Tableau Reading from Katie McBrien

The grand tableau is the "big" picture spread which uses lenormand cards. The lenormand cards are a set of 36 cards that contain basic symbols such as: house, key, boat, and fox to name a few. The Grand tableau can look at all areas of a clients life: love, money, job, friends, family, etc. Traditionally meant to outline the possible events for a three to six month period, the grand tableau uses all 36 lenormand cards. The spread can be done by laying down three rows of nine or three rows of eight and three cards, the destiny line, at the bottom. I prefer the three rows of eight and the destiny line at the bottom.
In this reading we will do an in-depth look at your life focusing on all the major areas. This reading usually lasts around 60 minutes done via a private you-tube video. As the winner you will receive a client number to remain nameless. This is one of my most popular readings! Good luck! I can not wait to read for you!
-Katie McBrien
Owner of 

Value $100


YOU MUST PROVIDE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS. If you choose not to share it in the comments, please use the contact form at the top of the page to provide your email address. You must provide your email address once per giveaway.

Drawing is held by random number generation and winner will be notified in email (that's why you have to have an email address listed). Announcement will be made in tomorrow's post.

Note: These giveaways are open to the U.S., Canada and where allowable. Void where prohibited.
Canadian residents, please pay close attention as by law, you have to use a different set of rules. Not to worry, we have you covered :)

CANADIANS READ HERE: You will be given X number of entries for answering the following (remember, we STILL NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS):

True or False:  You can write a letter in any language and get a response from Santa in Canada.

U.S. Citizens, and others- READ HERE:

1. Go to the  .  Look over the site and tell us which product you like best.

EXTRA ENTRIES: (USE SEPARATE COMMENTS. If you throw them all into one comment, it counts as one entry only)

2. Be a follower of this blog. Comment that you are following us.

3. Like the Sirens FB page (come let us know you did in comments)

4. Like (vendor FB page). Let us know you did.

5. Blog about this giveaway (comment with the url for your blog entry)

6. Tweet about this giveaway (come back and give us the url for your tweet)

So, all in all, you get 6 entries for this giveaway! The deadline for entries is 9pm eastern time (8 Central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific) tonight. Announcement tomorrow, same time, same bat channel ;)

Questions? Email Serena.

See you tomorrow for another Fearless Friday!


  1. Love spiced cider! So, did a young boy have a mishap Jenn? Beautiful selection! Night on Bald Mt. is one of my favorite pieces.

    1. No, it was not the little boy that had a mishap, what has taken me a long time to talk about is my cousin passed away after an investigation that took place there, he was not one of our investigators, his son was under the age of 1 at the time, my cousin's name was picked up at this investigation. This was the turning point for me and made me realize that I needed to accept the fact that there is times that I know things without being told etc. it was either accept or shut down kind of thing. I chose to embrace who I am and what I am able to do and move forward and continue to investigate, etc.

    2. ahh.. thank you for the reply.

    3. I love spiced cider too Petoskystone! I hope you try this recipe!

  2. I like the siren facebook page.

  3. I follow the Siren's on FB under Jonquil Alexia.

  4. I went to Katie's .com, which lead me over to Cyan Tarot. Which is what intrigues me most on her site. The link for her FB page didn't post.

    1. Hi there! I have many clients some of whom are not magickal practitioners. I used to send magically minded people to some places, and others to another but it got too confusing and too costly so i just created Cyan Tarot to cover both groups of people. I <3 Cyan Tarot :D Good luck!

  5. I tweeted

  6. I went to Katie's web page, I like the Water Magick book and even considering purchasing it, but I am confused by the differences between the pic and the description and I don't do ebooks I am so easily confused these days...

    1. I am sorry; perhaps it's me! feel free to e-mail me any questions or concerns I am most happy to answer them.

  7. I follow this blog. Today's music selection was excellent and woohoo Button, you forgot the Captain Morgan's! lol

    1. LOL Rogue....I SHOULD have said that adding alcohol is a requirement!! :)) You are right! Hugs!

  8. Siren's page liked on FB

  9. Hmmm no link and many Vendor pages...don't know which to "LIKE"

    1. I don't have a Facebook "page" to like i do have a group on Sea witchery :) the link for that is : feel free to join if you wish.

  10. I also signed up for Katie's newsletter and downloaded A Week Of Magick, thank you very much Katie!

  11. I follow this blog

  12. I follow the SS blog!!

  13. I follow SS on FB!

  14. I visited Katie's site!

  15. I joined Katie's mailing list and got her free e-book--both her books sound amazing!

  16. I "favorited" Katie's etsy store and book.

  17. Katie, I sent you a FB friend request (we have several mutual pals)--I hope you add me--I love your page!

  18. Katie, I requested to join your FB closed group--it sounds amazing--please add me if you inclined to do so!

  19. I am so happy that everyone is taking part in this give-away! I have several places around the net where I am located:
    my Facebook group on sea witchery:

    My website & I have stopped with Facebook pages because i will not pay to reach people who already wanted to see my stuff to begin with.

    If you join my mailing list (located on my website) you get a free ebook on A Week of Magick (all about the energies of different days of the week!)

    Water Magick is a paid booklet that can be purchased as an immediate download via etsy. It's about using the element of water in magick!

    Thank you again everyone for joining me on my magickal journeys. Good luck! I can't wait to see who the winner is! If anyone has any questions about anything on my site(s), Facebook group, products etc. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail

  20. I love the Lenormand decks. I have two myself, but am still learning how to use them best.

    I follow the Siren's blog.

  21. I follow the Sirens on FB.

  22. Yes, it is true that one can write a letter to Santa in any language a get a reply!
    Would love a reading!
    My email is

  23. Oh, and disturbing story, Jenn! Creepy! Would love to know what happened to have these entities still hanging around there.....
    And loved the song today!

  24. I like the Water Magick book. It sounds very interesting. :-)

    1. YAY congrats Engie! I am sending you an e-mail shortly!

  25. I still follow the Sirens blog.

  26. I still like the Sirens FB page.

  27. I couldn't find a Facebook page to like, so I subscribed to Katie's newsletters from Cyan Tarot instead.

  28. My blog about this giveaway:

  29. My tweet:

    Good luck to all!

  30. I subscribed to Katie's site and also sent her a friend request on FB! Loved the site, Katie!

  31. You know I love and faithfully follow the Samhain's Sirens blog. I loved the blog post today. I also was playing today's Sirens Song in the office. I'll be trying Autumn's recipe this weekend!

  32. I love the Samhain's Sirens Facebook page too!

  33. I went to Katie's website and signed up for her e-book. My son has joined the Navy and will be up close and personal with the ocean very soon.

  34. I am a stalker of the Siren's Facebook page.

  35. I am a stalker of this blog.