This Paranormal Location is REAL

What would you say if I told you that a paranormal portal really exists? According to the owner of the land, they regularly watch Marfa Lights or Orbs from their front porch as the mysterious lights dance and glow in the pasture under the portal.  And that is not the weirdest thing about the location!

My interest in the portal began when I realized that a certain place in the sky was always the opposite of whatever else was going on around it. If the majority of the sky was sunny, this hole in the sky was cloudy. And, if the rest of the sky was cloudy, this hole was sunny. I noticed it because I drove past it daily. I knew the owner of the ranch so I asked about it one day.

“Oh, that’s the least of the weird things about that place!” was the reply.

The owner began to tell me all about it. The pasture under the hole is the best pasture on the ranch…. BUT the animals will not go into it… EVER. They told me that the UPS man races to get their things delivered before dark…. because the lights chase him!

They also have a small guest house on the edge of the pasture that has been made into a workshop where the owner carves birds from wood and paints them as a hobby. One day, she had been painting for several hours, using different brushes that were being removed from and placed back into a very large mason jar filled with water. Each time she switched brushes, she placed the previous one back into the water, pushing the brush down to the bottom. Suddenly, all the brushes popped up and out of the jar and, when she looked to see what caused it, she found a huge frog completely filling the jar. It hopped out of the jar and went scooting across to….. you guessed it…. that pasture. No explanation at all!!!

I was teaching high school at the time that I became aware of the location and I had her daughters in my class. I can remember a Friday when all the girls were all chattering excitedly about the fun slumber party they had planned…. in the guest house. The next Monday, the girls came to me and told me a very interesting story. They said that they had all gathered for the party and had their pizza and their music cranked up high. Suddenly, the lights came into the guest house and dove on them as they freaked out and ran for their lives up to the main house. At first when they told me this, I thought they might be pulling their old teacher’s leg a bit. But ten years later, my own daughter-in-law told me that she had been there and witnessed the whole thing…. exactly as the girls had described it.

So…. you give that much to a fiction writer and……  The Hole in the Sky Portal One was born! If you are interested in reading the scary story I attached to the real thing, here is a link.

And, if you buy it, would you also be so kind as to leave a wonderful review for it? I would so greatly appreciate it!

Oh, BTW…. I am sworn to secrecy about the actual location of this place. Let me just say that it is in Texas somewhere…. not Marfa.


New Paranormal Thriller!!!!

The Hole in the Sky: Portal Persuasion will soon be published! Within a month, the book that has been brewing in my head for twenty years will finally be released! Based on an actual paranormal location, this fiction thriller will transport you into the terrifying world of Dana, Luke and all the other residents of a small town as Evil gathers its forces in an attempt to invade Heaven through a portal.

Look for the book, available in paperback and e book formats, on SOON!

What Do You Think About Orbs?


All the grandkids came to Christmas

This Christmas, the whole group of my grandkids came to my house. We had a blast! Then, when I looked at the pictures I had taken during all the excitement, I saw them….orbs.
I took several pictures and most of them had the little white circular orbs in them. Now the question….what are they?
I confess that I immediately jumped to the hopeful conclusion that these were the much discussed orbs that are seen on every ghost show out there today. My mother passed away in July and had been previously stopped from being with us at Christmas because of the multiple sclerosis that kept her in a nursing home for the last 8 years. I knew that this year she was free to come and join in on all the excitement generated by the grandkids every year so I actually invited her to come. My first thought after I saw the orbs was that she had indeed come to my house to join in on the celebration…and I had proof…the orbs.
I had not studied the question of orbs at all at that point but I became curious and googled the topic to find out more about them.

Folks, the jury is still out.
There are those who swear by orbs and say that they are indeed the spirits of people who have passed. These people search eagerly for orbs in all of their pictures as proof that spirits were in the room with them. These photographers eagerly post these pictures in various websites. If you google the word ‘orbs’ you can find many good examples of these pictures.
Then, there are other people who vehemently argue that these white aberrations are nothing but dust or moisture. They say that orbs never showed up in pictures until the dawn of digital cameras and that you never see these on pictures made by 35mm cameras. They go to a lot of trouble to disprove orbs, even tossing dust into the air before taking pictures to show that the dust will show up as multiple ‘orbs’ in the picture. Being a semi-scientist, I am intrigued by their studies and I have seen pollen particles that look just like these ‘orbs’ under the microscope. And some paranormal groups are now even refusing to accept orb pictures as proof of spirit presence.
So, I do not really know what to believe now. I know that my mother was there at my celebration because I could feel her presence, but I do not know that the little orbs were proof of that visit. Maybe my grandkids were just actively kicking up dust and pollen particles with all of their running around. That much is possible I suppose.
So….I am going to throw the topic out to all of you who have more experience than I have.
What do you think about orbs?

People Interested in Spirit Often Ask Me What Spirit Looks Like

I am often asked what I see when I see Spirit.  There are not words to describe them.  There are not colors here on earth to compare with them.  They are absolutely gorgeous!

The very first time I saw spirits it completely confused me.  I looked over towards my closet and saw….Lights?….that would be the closest earth term I can use.  I am sure it is a form of energy of some kind.  Being a science teacher, I know something about forms of energy.  The form of energy that comes closest to what I see is plasma.  Plasma is the most energetic of all the forms that we know on earth.  An example that everyone can relate to is lightning.  It is intense.

The spirits I see are all different from each other in color and intensity.  It is like a fingerprint.  I recognize certain spirits by their color and intensity.  I have one that comes to me more often than others and it is a green in color ( I believe it is my grandfather).  I wish I could describe this color thing to you better, but green is as close as it comes.  There is no color on earth that I have ever seen that is like this green.  I know my mother’s spirit to be a kind of purplish-pink with small sparkles inside it.  Immediately after my mother died, the green spirit brought her to me so I could recognize her when I saw her.  I have seen royal blue, red and even black spirits (you want to stay away from black spirits).  I even saw a spirit with a small spirit inside of it (a pregnant spirit?).

These lights have definite edges that are constantly changing.  The edges roll.  It is like paint being poured out in slow motion onto a surface or like an ocean wave falling down and foaming up.  The edges are often iridescent and I am in awe of their beauty every time I see them.

There is a young artist who paints scenes of Heaven.  Her name is Akiana and she has been painting these scenes since she was three years old.  She has her own website for her art and you should look her up just to see what she has painted.  The first time I encountered her art was after I had read the book, Heaven is for Real, where a small boy dies and goes to Heaven and then returns with knowledge a three-year-old does not usually have.  He saw Jesus and when they would show him pictures of Jesus in Sunday school after his event, he would correct them and say things like “His hair is not that long” or “His eyes aren’t that color”.  Then one day he saw Akiana’s painting of Jesus and he exclaimed “That’s Him!”

When I went to Akiana’s website, I saw the closest images I have ever seen to what I see when I see Spirit.  I loved her art so much that I wanted to buy the pictures of Spirit, but I could not afford her price.  All I can say is that she has seen what I have seen, and that is a great comfort to me.

And these lights communicate to me somehow.  I do not hear words or anything like that from these lights.  Thoughts just appear in my brain and I understand them somehow.  They have given me bad news and good news in the past.  The full accounts of all of these messages are in my book, Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium.

So, the Spirit I see is not the usual ghost image that most people connect with seeing the departed, though I have seen those also.  I do not know the difference between the types of spirits except to guess that maybe the lights have crossed over and the others are earthbound spirits.

I guess that I will have to wait until I die to ask these questions.  There is so much I do not know.  There is so much to learn!

Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium


Hello Everyone!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Karen and I have recently decided that I should confess a secret I have hidden for years. I have the gifts of Prophecy and Discernment that God has given me to use for His purposes. I grew up very confused because I was never taught about these gifts in the churches I attended. In fact, many of them let it be known that they did not believe that God has current prophets. They believed that those gifts were only for the original church. I am here to say that they are wrong.

It plainly says in the  Bible that He will poor out his gift of prophecy on many in the last days…and I believe we are there. I allowed the opinions of others to keep me silent for many years in an effort to avoid confrontation and keep peace in the Church. Now, I believe that it is time to tell the truth.

My hope is to help others out there who have the gifts and who do not know what to do with them. I am not claiming to be all-knowing about these things. Everything I know has been gleaned by experience. For 45 years, I have stumbled along with the gift, learning along the way about the purposes, pitfalls and dangers involved. I have no control over the gift by choice. After taking control of the gift and using it inappropriately, I asked forgiveness and I asked that God only give me what He wants me to know or do. He has honored that request.

Recently, my grandchildren have begun to exhibit the gifts and I have decided that I must help them learn more about their gifts and what to do with them. I am insistent that they realize that these gifts come from God and they must use them for His Honor and Glory only. The temptations to use them for one’s own purposes are rampant and start early.

To help them understand a little more, I have written a book called Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium. In this book, I have chronicled all the events of my life concerning the gift and explained what I have learned about them. I then realized that there are many more people like myself out there in the world who might also like to read it.

It is my hope that, with this blog, I can connect with others who have had similar experiences. My gift did not end when I published this book. I continue to have manifestations of the gift and God continues to bless me by letting me serve Him. It is here, on this blog, that I will continue to chronicle the mysterious events that go along with this gift.

If you would like to ride along with me or contact me, add your email address to the list at the right. Whenever anything happens, I will post it here. Also, you will be able to buy the book on It is available in ebook format or as a paperback or audiobook.