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Spirits In The Mist
Long Point Lake Erie
I am so lucky! Two of my nieces, rather - Craig's nieces, have lovely cottages on Long Point in Ontario - on Lake Erie. I get to go down there at least two or three times during the summer season and it is always a good time. There are usually four of us on these weekends.
We have a history between us in that we lost three very important persons to each of us within a six months period back in 2010. My nieces' father passed away in June of 2010, my husband Craig - their uncle, passed away in September and their brother passed away in December. His wife makes up the fourth in our little group. And we all get along just fine. In fact the four of us took a Caribbean Cruise together just this past February; the first time away for Halina and I without our husbands.
Most weekends are spent drifting around on floaters on the lake, having happy hours and finishing off each day with a great meal, with all of us pitching in whether for appetizers, salads and/or the main entree. There seems to be nothing finer than laying in bed at night, listening to the waves of Lake Erie slapping up on to shore just metres away from the cottages.
A Storm Is Brewing
It was the July long weekend in 2011 and once again we four had gathered. We'd had dinner at Suzanne's cottage and we were now sitting out on the deck. There was a bit of thunder off in the distance and a storm was brewing. This can be both pretty exciting and awfully damn scary while sitting near a lake, in my opinion anyway! Craig always loved a storm and so I was thinking of him while we were sitting there wondering if we would catch a nice flash of lightening in the sky.
I had my camera at the ready. As usual I had brought it along because I was always looking to see if I could catch orbs signifying that Craig and/or our other loved ones were around. Unfortunately it was hit and miss with the lightening flashes - I never caught a one. But what I did catch were some very interesting shots.
Something Is Moving Along In This First Shot
As you can see the sky is dark and there are several small orbs floating around. But what's that appearing just by the rock we are sitting near, coming in from the right? At first I didn't see this when I looked into the display of the camera, and it wasn't anything you could see with the naked eye. In fact, just so you know there was no fog or mist at all that evening. The sky was very dark, but the atsmosphere was clear as a bell. Interesting! Hmmmmm!
I kept snapping pictures as we went along, as I say, just trying to catch lightening flashes. Each picture I took got more and more interesting. I started to realize that I was capturing energy and I grew quite excited about this. Back at home late Sunday I downloaded all of the photos on to my computer and was amazed at what I was seeing. It seemed to me that I could make out faces. I know some will say it was "matrixing"; the brain fooling you as to what you are seeing.
So I decided to send my photos to a gal that I know on Facebook who has a page "Orbs & Spirits In Our Everyday Photos". She is quite gifted at diagnosing such things and I was curious as to what she would come up with. These are some of the photos I sent her. The first one looks very much like mist. But remember, with the naked eye, none of the four of us saw this. It only appears on the display of the camera.
This Is Not Mist or Fog
And It Just Gets Thicker
Can You See The Spirit Here?
Seafarer - A bright orb top right
A Heart For Me
The Ghost Ships of Lake Erie
So my friend Peggy came back to me after looking at these photos with stories of seafarers and others lost at sea. One was the story of a little girl lost that no one knew what had happened to her. It all seemed so strange until my niece showed me a book - a coffee table book that she has at the cottage about the Ghost Ships of Lake Erie.
As it turns out Long Point, being the longest peninsula in the Great Lakes harbors the largest area of shipwrecks in one area, totalling in all more than 200 shipwrecks. You can read about it here: http://www.sea-viewdiving.com/shipwreck_info/lakeerie.htm