Written April 27, 2000 Part 1
When we first moved into our house in base housing, we were told it was an older house that used to be for Chiefs. My first
thought was "wow" the basement is huge. A great place for a family room, exercise area, home office and extra bedroom. Generally
a wonderful place for me to go and work on my studies, exercise and just get away from the frenzy of everyday life.
I first felt a presence there while I was exercising. The hairs on my arms were standing up on end. It felt as though someone
was staring at me. Then my dog Wayland reacted, he stood there, scared stiff, growling looking at the stairway that leads
into the basement. Well, I thought "Your just imaging this" and sort of shrugged it off, trying to ignore the impulse to dart
out of the room.
As time went on we'd notice our ten year old cat Boris acting as though she was playing with someone, while Wayland continued
to bark or growl at thin air whenever down there. Sometimes you'd just feel cold spots, or get that eerie feeling you weren't
Then one day I walked into the family room when I was overwhelmed with the smell of Old Spice after shave. I recognized
this smell as my father had always worn this when he was still in this world. Well, needless to say I quickly walked into
the bedroom/office and grabbed the camera off the desk. I asked my husband who was sitting there on the computer to see if
he could smell anything in the family room. He thought it smelled liked cologne. Then as the smell started to fade away, we
just started taking pictures all over the room.
When we went to see if we could see anything in our photos, sure enough we caught an orb right where the smell had been
the strongest. Friends and family have mentioned many times when in the basement they've felt uneasy or like someone was watching
them. Our son Jimmie, when visiting, loved the big bedroom down there and claimed it as his own but then decided he would
rather sleep upstairs. He felt as though someone was always watching him.
My husband, while at work, mentioned this to his boss who was informed by a few people that during the war a serviceman
named John, while in Germany, had been killed. His best friend who had been stationed there with him, had shortly after been
transferred and moved into our house. It is believed John's spirit had come with him and here he remains!
Since then we've referred to the presence as John. We have continued to catch him in photos. My favorite picture is one
I took while working on the computer one day. It felt as though someone touched the back of my neck. I grabbed the camera
in front of me on the desk, turned around, and started clicking. In the first shot I caught a thick mist swirling down (Vortex).
This is the photo located above this article. In the photos following there is nothing. We've also caught him on film playing
with our cat Boris.
We've all accepted sharing our home with this presence (that some think is John), with the exception of Wayland who still
growls, barks and stares. He also avoids going into the basement unless called down there. While Boris the cat just likes
to play with him, running in circles, hopping or jumping in the air. If looking for Boris, we always know where to look -
she's in the basement just hanging out with John.
GHOST SWIRLING DOWN PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY THERESA JODRAY
THEY THINK HIS NAME IS JOHN PART 2
As you know from Part 1 we have a presence in our home, people on our base refer to as John. We have become quite accustomed
to sharing our home with him. The smell of vanilla pipe tobacco often will linger around the house. On occasion you'll see
something move out of the corner of your eye. Boris continues to play with her invisible friend. We arent the only ones John
has appeared to. The following is an account of such and incident where he affected others lives.
Well our basement wall is connected to the wall of the basement next door. Just recently our neighbors moved, leaving the
house empty. A friend of my husbands wife works for the Maintenance Company who cleans and prepares the houses for the next
family to move in. She was telling everyone about John and how he lives in our house and the adjoining house they were in.
The rest of the crew started to tease her, one man in particular. They mopped and waxed the floor in the basement starting
from the adjoining wall to our house on out up the stairs.
They were planning on leaving it to dry for twenty-four hours before base housing came in to inspect it before the new
people could move in. When they returned the next day, I guess John had decided to make himself known. Starting from the wall
adjacent to our house were footprints. They looked like they were made by a mans combat boot. No one had been in the house
after they left the day before and they knew this! Starting from the wall they went across the basement all the way up the
This in itself made them all a believer, but when the man who had been teasing her so much went back down to finish his
work he said the hair stood up on the back of his neck and it felt like someone was in there with him. He said he was scared
to death. To top all of this off she said all the white rags they had used to clean the home all turned RED! She said they
all believed her by the time that they left that day. John had made his presence known, leaving the base maintenance people
scared of our home and the house next door.
The funny part to my husband and myself was that night the footprints were supposed to be left we were trying to go to
sleep and our cat Boris was acting like she was playing with someone. My husband said okay John that's enough leave us alone
and Boris stopped playing.
He told his friend that well I guess he went next door. You see our bedroom is on the other side of the wall where the
THEY THINK HIS NAME IS JOHN PART 3
I mentioned in my last article the presence in our home people referred to as John. Since that time we have found the house
to be home to more souls. The two, who like their presence to be known the most often, show up on photos in the form of brilliant
red glowing orbs.
These two seem to always be together, in the same room at the same time. Though we've caught them on film in most rooms
of the house, they to seem to be in our basement most of the time. I must mention that most of the things in our basement
came from my parents home. We live in an old chief's house in base housing and that my father was a retired chief. Passed
away in a VA hospital, buried in a VA cemetery. A military man all the way.
Our cat Boris reacts to them very differently than the others. She will just stare at the area they are in and you can
bet if you shoot a picture in that direction, you will catch them on film. They have made their presence known in several
While sitting in the basement one-day working on an assignment from one of my schoolbooks, I noticed Boris jump up and
stare at the shelves to my left. At about the same time a scarf that belonged to my mother, which was draped over one of the
shelves, began to flip violently up and down. I just froze and watched it jumping around on the shelf till it stopped as quickly
as it started. There is no vents or airflow through out the room. Believe me, we checked!
Our foster daughter had complained to us many times that it appeared as though someone was coming in her room at night
and sitting on the edge of her bed, waking her up. This always happens around 2a.m. which is the time when they are the most
active. Many times myself and my family have woken up with a start at this time. Feeling that all too familiar sensation that
someone is theyre watching you. This happens to be around the time of the night ten years ago my mother returned home to our
Heavenly Father. My father followed exactly one month later. He told my sister and me and son's that my mother had come to
get him. I will always remember him saying that to us. He died the very next day.
Many are the time you'll walk into a room feeling cold spots, or smell a certain scent. They don't give you a feeling of
fright though; it's more of a feeling of caring. This is the only word I can think of to describe them. I have discussed this
with others who study in this field of Parapsychic Science and have been told when you catch them on film glowing so brilliantly
the same color. They are trying to let you know they are a pair, the same. Happily together forever! I would like to believe
this, because they certainly put off an almost loving feeling when they are around. A friend of mine thinks theyre my parents,
she feels them strongly when here. I hope she's right. I would love to think of them happy together still by my side!
I have attached above a picture of our two glowing presence. We have also caught them in photos with other presence in
the photos, but they are the only ones we've shot photos of that illuminate that brilliant red glow.