Ley Lines for Ghost Hunters

Ley lines for ghost hunters - the upcoming bookI use ley lines for ghost hunting. It’s how I discover haunted places that others overlook.

It’s a little difficult to explain, and that’s why I’m working on a second edition of my related book.

This one will include more information and more maps.

I’m hoping a picture (or a map) really is worth a 1000 words.

Here’s the TL:DR version…

I research all the weird things that happen in or near a known haunted (or creepy) location.

I keep researching, as long as I keep finding things that make me pause and mutter, “Wow, that’s bizarre.”

It could be a ghost story, a Bigfoot sighting, or a UFO report. It might be a Guinness Book event, or a crime that’s truly out-of-place for that locale. If it’s weird, I add it to my list.

Sometimes, my research covers hundreds of miles. And, I put a dot on the map for each and every story or event that I find.

And then I take out a ruler, and see which dots align.

Connecting the Dots… sort of

Though I call it “connecting the dots,” there’s more to it. I’m also looking for repeating patterns – dates, times of day, names, or whatever is most quirky about whatever-it-is.

History and geography are big components, but so is intuition.

The latter is the most difficult to explain in text… whether it’s here or in a book.

Talking about this to audiences hasn’t been much easier. But, when I show one of my maps, it can make more sense.

The fact is: some of my maps are so accurate, I’ve been able to predict – within feet – where people will report something ghostly. And, I can do that even if I’ve never visited the site.

History

Since the 1990s, I’ve studied ley lines to improve ghost hunting results.

My research is unique.

When I first noticed the alignment of some haunted sites, I contacted ley line researchers like Paul Devereux.

At that point, it looked like no one else had considered using ley lines for ghost hunting.

No one I contacted had heard of that use, anyway.

Since then, this has been an extraordinary adventure. My ley lines have been reliable, from paranormal reports in the White Mountains of NH to haunted sites in Salem, Massachusetts, and from ghosts of New Orleans’ French Quarter to UFOs in Quebec, Canada.

However, even before I could get the facts into people’s hands, word spread about my research.

So, in 2012, I threw some of my notes together as a book.

Oops.

That wasn’t one of my better ideas. In my haste, I left too many questions unanswered.

What I do…? Apparently, it’s a more intuitive process than I’d realized. People complained that the book wasn’t thorough enough.

And, re-reading it from their perspective, they were right.

I quickly withdrew it from publication.

What’s Next

I’m working on a complete overhaul of that text, with a lot of additional maps to show how this works. I hope to publish the book soon.

It will be released with lots of supporting media and materials, to make ley lines useful for paranormal researchers in all fields.

As of late 2018, the book is nearly complete, and I’m editing it.

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Here’s my book information:

Ley Lines for Ghost Hunters, by Fiona Broome (2nd edition in progress)

With a list of local haunts, a map, and a ruler, you can determine the best locations for paranormal research… even haunted places no one talks about.

In this book, I’ll show you how to find ley lines (sometimes called “energy lines”) that seem to connect paranormal, sacred, and unusual sites.

Book ETA: 2019 (Really. I mean it, this time. 2019 is my year to stay focused on my books, even if that means ignoring the Mandela Effect and everything else.)

Salem’s Haunted ‘Judges’ Line’ – Map

The Judges’ Line of Salem, Massachusetts, by Fiona Broome

Seven Gables House- Salem, MAPatterns emerge when we study profoundly haunted areas. Consistent patterns may indicate energy paths. We can use those patterns to find and confirm haunted places.

In my 2007 book, The Ghosts of Austin, Texas, I talked about two major patterns connecting almost all hauntings in downtown Austin.

In Salem, Massachusetts, I’ve found different kinds of patterns.

One pattern follows intriguing lines. I’m not sure how other researchers overlooked these eerie connections that leave ghostly tracks across Salem and Boston’s North Shore. However, paranormal patterns are among my specialties, and Salem’s landscape confirms these connections between scenes of violence (and ghostly energy).

I’m calling one of these lines “The Judges’ Line.” It seems to be a ley line.

[Ley lines are lines or paths that connect sites with unusual energy. They could be major churches or temples, sites of violence and tragedy, or have some other unusual connection. Some speculate that energy flows along those paths, and the energy was there even before the church was built or the violence occurred. That energy may magnify the emotions or affect the thinking of people when they are on or near a ley line.]

Oddly, when I map the significant homes and businesses related to the judicial side of the Salem Witch Trials, they follow a line. Even stranger, that line also indicates where modern-day Salem judges have purchased homes.

The line extends directly to Gallows Hill Park, the most likely site of the 1692 hangings during the Salem Witch Trials.

Here’s what the line looks like, related to the entire Salem, Massachusetts area:

Judges' Line, Salem, MA

 

In most cases, this line is ruler-straight, and it’s feet wide, not miles.

Here is a peek at my preliminary, hand drawn map of the main locations:

Salem - Judges' Line map - ghosts and haunted places

 

Here are my notes. Numbers represent sites related to accusers. Letters are related to victims of the trials.

1. Chestnut Street (represented by a heavy black line) – Many modern-day judges and elected officials choose this street for their homes.

2. Judge Corwin’s home, also known as “Witch House” since he condemned so many witches during the Salem Witch Trials. The house’s original location was closer to the line. Later residents moved it.

3. Judge Hathorne’s home, also associated with the Salem Witch Trials. (Nathaniel Hawthorne changed the spelling of his own name to avoid any association with this ancestor.)

4. Sheriff George Corwin’s home – George Corwin was the son of the judge (#2) and benefited by seizing the property of convicted and admitted witches.

5. The home of Samuel Shattuck, whose testimony helped convict Bridget Bishop, one of the first Witch Trial victims.

6. The home of Massachusetts Bay Colony’s Governor Simon Bradstreet (1603 – 1697).

7. John Higginson Jr. lived here. He was the local magistrate. The Hawthorne Hotel was later built on this property.

8. Jacob Manning, a blacksmith, forged the shackles worn by many Witch Trial victims.

9. Thomas Beadle’s tavern, where Witch Trial inquests were held.

A. The home of Bridget Bishop, a Witch Trial victim who may be among the ghosts at the Lyceum Restaurant, now on that site.

B. Ann Pudeator, a Witch Trial victim whose specter was seen walking along Salem Common, even before her execution.

C. The home of John and Mary English, one of the wealthiest families in Colonial Salem. They were accused but escaped to New York.

D. Alice Parker’s home, owned by John and Mary English. Ms. Parker was accused of witchcraft and put to death.

The slightly triangular area near 7 and B represents Salem Common.

Gallows Hill Park is indicated on the far left side of the map. The “Judges Line” — generally indicated in yellow — points directly to it.

The small green areas near points 6, 7 and 8 represent sites with paranormal activity or they are scenes of violence in the 19th and 20th century… or both.

As I continue my research, I’m finding even more sites that will be represented with red dots. Most of them are along the Judges Line.

It’s a little chilling. I wonder why these people felt so drawn to this particular energy path.

Bennington Triangle – America’s Weirdest?

Bennington Triangle - People vanishThe Bennington Triangle may be America’s weirdest paranormal triangle.

Of course, it’s not the only one. The Bermuda Triangle is far more famous. But, The trouble with the Bermuda Triangle is:

(a) its location is huge and mostly over the water, and

(b) it has been so frequently researched, there’s a massive amount of information to sift through to find any patterns… or any credible, overlooked theories.

The Bridgewater Triangle (MA) offers some interesting quirks that haven’t been fully explored. But, that area is densely populated.

That’s both a plus (lots of eyewitnesses) and a minus (many locations are difficult to access or on private property).

By contrast, the Bennington Triangle (VT) has remained under the radar for many people.

Thank heavens for the Wayback Machine, so I could read this 1999 article: Vanishing Point, by Carl Hughes. If you’re interested in it, print it out; it could vanish from the Internet.

Bennington’s Strange Stories

That article begins:

A strange celebration took place recently around Bennington in Vermont, north-eastern USA. The festival celebrates 50 years since anyone has vanished.

Bizarre, you may think, but not nearly as bizarre as what happened in this area between the years 1920 and 1950.

The actual date for celebration was October 28 that is when in 1950 a young hiker named Freida Langer became the last victim of what is known locally as the Bennington Triangle. Like dozens of others before her, Freida disappeared as completely as if the Starship Enterprise had beamed her up.

The article continues, describing the bizarre discovery of Freida’s body, seven months later.

But then the article explains:

At least Freida did return eventually, albeit dead. In most other Bennington Triangle cases the victims were never found. They disappeared from their gardens, from their beds, from petrol stations, from log cabins. One man, James Tetford, even vanished while sitting on a bus.

Those stories are very weird.

Research Opportunity… or Danger?

I stumbled onto those stories when I researched facts behind the movie, The Haunting, and – in 2018 – the Netflix “Hill House” series. (Yes, there is a connection between the Bennington, and the Hill House stories.)

And then I heard about a couple who – if they weren’t doing drugs – encountered something extraordinary. To me, it sounds like an alternate reality, “hiding in plain sight.”

But anyway, I think the Bennington Triangle offers great opportunities for serious investigators… and genuine risks. (Read my longer Bennington Triangle article, first.)

The challenge is knowing where to look, and what to avoid.

Until we know more, Bennington is probably a great location for hiking or to enjoy Vermont’s fall foliage.

Just don’t go there alone.