Dash Beardsley 20 Questions
1. Where do you see ghost hunting and Paranormal groups, or ghost
Tours like your own in 10 years?
Expanding in many different areas that people might not just imagine
at this point in time. I see more and more people on my tours everyday.
and many of them say they are finally ready to open up and let the
world know they have seen a ghost!
2. What would you consider to be the definitive proof that ghosts
Unmistakable answers from the other side on a personal level, which
could not be faked. Verified personal experiences that Life after
death is real. And I have had them. It is really a personal matter
with each and everyone to what they see feel and believe.
3. What is the most real evidence you have uncovered so far?
A real ghost and psychic encounter which will be discussed very openly
in my new book. The experience shook me so much I became even more
of a believe then! Most of the time, ghosts are just a symbolic manifestation
of the vibration in the environment and the sense of someone being
right next to you. But things that happened to me were real and affected
me on several levels.
4. Are you skeptical of the claims other make of their findings?
I feel all evidence needs to be supported and measured. Yes I stay
skeptical of all the info I get, weighing it against known facts and
history. Throughout history there have been references to people communicating
with dead loved ones and strangers. Almost all religions across the
world have some kind of supposition about ghosts, and these haunted
ghost stories have survived through the ages. But are they just stories?
5. If you could investigate your "Dream Haunted Hot Spot"
where would it be?
I do Live here! " Galveston Island Of Course." The Great
Storm off 1900, this hurricane caused great loss of life. The death
toll has been estimated to be between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals,depending
on whether one counts casualties from the city of Galveston itself,
the larger island, or the region as a whole. The number most cited
in official reports is 8,000, giving the storm the third-highest number
of casualties of any Atlantic hurricane, after the Great Hurricane
of 1780 and 1998’s Hurricane Mitch. The Galveston Hurricane
of 1900 is to date the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the
United States. By contrast, the second-deadliest storm to strike the
United States, the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, caused approximately
2,500 deaths, and the deadliest storm of recent times, Hurricane Katrina,
has caused approximately 1,600 deaths.
Many are the tales of close encounters with what some believe to
be the phantom fleet of Jean Lafitte; some claim to have seen the
pirate himself standing at the helm of the lead vessel.
Workers on the oil platforms that dot the Gulf of Mexico claim to
regularly spot a billow of sails on the horizon just before sunset,
always heading east into the gloom. Crews of offshore supply vessels
claim that in the middle watch they have heard the flapping of sail
riggings and the cry of phantom voices, calling out in the Creole
patois once spoken in Barataria commands to a ghostly crew. Small
boats, it is said, have been almost swamped by the passage of the
ghostly fleet that is said to produce visible white foam where the
bows break the waves and a tremendous wake in the dark waters.
6. What was your first Paranormal encounter?
I had my first encounter when I was very young. I thought it was
a real person. I guess I did not know what a ghost was and when I
learned what they were I realized that I had encountered one.
7. What scares you about Ghost Hunting or Paranormal Investigations?
Thinking to myself what truths still lie hidden.
8. If you could work side by side with one of the Paranormal Investigator
greats, who would it be?
Pete Haviland of Lone Star Spirits. Over 20 years of experience in
investigation and research in Houston and the surrounding areas.
9. Read any good Paranormal Books lately?
Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation's Weirdest Wonders,
Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures... by Loren Coleman. Ghost
lights, Devil Monkeys, Momo, The Jersey Devil. This Book has it all.
And Haunted Pennsylvania: Ghosts And Strange Phenomena of the Keystone
State by Mark Nesbitt. This book is a collection of frightening Pennsylvania
ghost stories, including the Civil War ghosts of Gettysburg, spirits
at John Brown’s tannery, the fiddling ghost of Potter County,
hauntings at the Eastern State Penitentiary, the mysterious indelible
handprint, and many more that really make you think about what is
happening in this most haunted place.
10. What Question do people ask you most when you tell them your
a paranormal investigator, writer?
Have you seen any real ghosts?
Will they encounter a real haunting... see a or photograph a ghost,
or be really scared on taking The Ghost Tour
of Galveston Island.
11. In your opinion, Where is the most Haunted city in America?
Most haunted city in my opinion is of course Galveston, Texas. Then
New Orleans and Gettysburg in that order. I guess it's because Galveston
has a hold on me and i'm proud of the many things that I uncover all
the time. My Top Haunted lists of what I think are the most haunted
cities where one might see or encounter a real ghost or haunting is
on my web site so check it out.
www.ghosttoursofgalvestonisland.com/DASH.html it's on the
bottom of the page.