Follow Your Gut

Every time I am part of an investigation, private or public, I take time to reflect on what happened, what could be improved upon and, on how others reacted to situations. This week, for the 3rd year in a row, Spirit Paranormal Investigations included us in their public event at Highlands Ranch Mansion.

 Highlands Ranch Mansion built 1897-1913.

Highlands Ranch Mansion built 1897-1913.


I had many reflections coming off of this event but the one which stands out in my mind and which I'd like to share with you is directed at everyone who says that they don't have a "gift."

 The Ballroom at Highlands Ranch Mansion. Photo: Michelle Tebow

The Ballroom at Highlands Ranch Mansion. Photo: Michelle Tebow


The room we were working in had a bench. The bench would seat 2-3 people and there was not a ton of other seating in the room. Through much of the public investigation we had 15-20 people in the room, standing room only. On this bench sat one teenager. No one else sat there or joined her.

 The Dining Room at Highlands Ranch Mansion. Photo: Michelle Tebow

The Dining Room at Highlands Ranch Mansion. Photo: Michelle Tebow


What everyone who came through the room did not know was that this teenager is quite well aware of her gifts. She and I have worked on them over the years and while most of her was warm as could be, her right leg was freezing. There was a female child spirit in the room with us who thought the teenager was pretty neat and attached herself to her new friend. The little girl ghost was sitting on that stretch of bench for a long time with my daughter and though no one acknowledged her, people seemed to unconsciously sense that the space was taken.

 One of the bedrooms at Highlands Ranch Mansion. This is the room where we spent the evening with an empty bench and the ghost of a young girl. Photo: Michelle Tebow

One of the bedrooms at Highlands Ranch Mansion. This is the room where we spent the evening with an empty bench and the ghost of a young girl. Photo: Michelle Tebow


We all have a gift - some more than others. If we take a look at most professions, the creme de la creme had some natural ability, but they became successful at what they were doing by practicing, working at it and, putting in the extra effort. Our "6th sense," "psychic skills" and, "gifts" are no different. We need to invest in them at work to improve them.

 One of the haunted bathrooms at Highlands Ranch Mansion. The stenciling and detail is astounding. Photo: Michelle Tebow

One of the haunted bathrooms at Highlands Ranch Mansion. The stenciling and detail is astounding. Photo: Michelle Tebow


So many people in that room seemed to unconsciously know that the seat on the bench was taken though only three people in that room were consciously aware that a ghost was sitting right there. Your "gut level" instinct is an important part of you and many disregard it because it isn't logical. So, I ask you this: next time your "gut level" tells you something... please tune in and and listen to it.

Article by Michelle Tebow

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