Sage Paracon UK 2016
On the 8th & 9th October 2016 Sage Paranormal will be hosting their very own Paranormal Convention at Wroxall Abbey Estate in Warwickshire. Don’t miss out on what’s going to be a great weekend and pop over to their website later and purchase your tickets. There are some great deals available for what’s going to be a fantastically fun and informative weekend.
So, as we begin to run up to the event I thought I would make a few of my posts all about some of the things going on over the weekend at Sage Paracon UK 2016. Hopefully as you follow the posts, which I will try to make as frequent as possible, you can join me on a virtual journey into the paranormal world. Our final destination will be the Wroxall Abbey Estate on the 8th October and Sage Paracon UK 2016.
If you missed my previous posts on Sage Paracon UK, here’s a few for you to catch up on:-
Introducing Elizabeth Saint
As a part of these little posts on the guests, the location and general aspects of the almost imminent Sage Paracon UK I didn’t just want to pass on or elaborate on information that’s already out there. I wanted to give you all a little extra before the actual event. So, for those of you that have your tickets and are gearing up for October, here is a little introduction to an amazing investigator and a clever woman that knows her way around a circuit board.
Elizabeth Saint is an invaluable member of the trio investigating the recent spike in paranormal activity in one of Americas oldest towns. Destination America’s Ghosts of Shepherdstown details the teams invesitations.
However although forever busy Elizabeth still made time to answer my few questions to allow us to have a small insight ahead of her appearance at Sage Paracon on the 8th and 9th of October this year. I’m certainly looking forward to chatting gadgets and mediumship, given she appears to have experience in both.
Elizabeth Saint’s Paranormal Beginnings
As ever I am always interested how anyone gets into the paranormal, sometimes that journey alone can be interesting on its own. So, of course it was one of the first things I asked Elizabeth and replied as follows;
“I’ve had paranormal experiences dating back as far as I can remember. Most of these occurrences were in my childhood home in South Jersey. However, it wasn’t until I moved down the the Washington DC area six years ago for a job with the DoD that I started investigating in the field. At the time, I moved into an apartment which had a lot of activity. Even though I had become almost used to dealing with my paranormal sensitivities up until that point, there was something telling me that I needed to find out why these things were happening to me. I decided to find a group in the area and started working with Maryland Paranormal Research.”
I then asked Elizabeth to expand a little on those experiences from her Washington DC apartment. As close proximity personal experiences are always excellent places to help us understand someone’s interest in the paranormal I think.
“There was one specific spirit who liked to haunt my apartment. I’d oftentimes be woken up in the middle of the night to him standing in my bedroom door frame. I’d dream about him often, and it seemed to me like whoever this spirit was he wasn’t quite stable. The most threatening experience happened when I was taking a shower. I heard heavy footsteps start to walk into the bathroom, and suddenly he started to whistle this tune. I felt his presence come up to the other side of the shower curtain. At the time, I really thought someone had broken into my house. Shortly after he stopped whistling I decided to pull back the shower curtain, prepared to fight for my life, only to find that no one was there. My dog, Riot, didn’t even notice this event and happily came to greet me. A dear friend of mine and fellow investigator actually lived out the rest of my lease. I didn’t tell him about the spirit I was dealing with. After his first night he gives me a call the next morning and says to me “When were you going to tell me about the man living in your closet?” The spirit actually got violent with him and he had to cleanse the apartment.”
Electrical Engineering, Ghostly Gadgets & Nikola Tesla
Although Elizabeth is often shown as sensitive on the Ghosts of Shepherdstown, I get the distinct feeling that she has an excellent grasp of tech! Yes that was a littl sarcasm!
When asked who she feels sticks out as one of the most amazing people in the history of the paranormal, she chose Nikola Tesla. For many this isn’t an obvious choice, its choice I totally understand and agree with though. Tesla was a great man and without a great mind, a man many years ahead of his time that’s for certain. He also had a few strange unexplainable experiences during his life too, perhaps some of those sparked some of Tesla’s inventions. Great choice Miss Saint.
Elizabeth Saint also has an interest in electrical engineering and I as I knew that she discovered this whilst working as a model and an actress, I wanted to know how this unusual choice was made.
“After high school I moved to NYC for a high fashion modeling contract. I wasn’t acting at that time in my life. I found the industry just wasn’t fulfilling enough for me. My favorite part of the job was working with photographers that had really elaborate creative visions, and those kind of gigs were few and far between. I always knew eventually I would go back to school, so when it was time I felt I would start out majoring in Computer Science since I was naturally good at programming growing up. In that curriculum it was actually required for me to take like a Circuits 101 course, and I just fell in love with it so I changed my major to Electrical Engineering.”
Of course this interest in electrical engineering must have lead Elizabeth to start tinkering with bits of tech to help with investigations, which was probably where ‘Ghostly Gadgets’ was conceived. Wishing to know more I asked Elizabeth to elaborate a little;
“Ghostly Gadgets came about while working with Nick on Ghosts of Shepherdstown. He asked if I could make something for his show Paranormal Lockdown. That’s how my first device, the E-Box, came about that was aired on the Franklin Castle episode in Season1. I feel that technology in the field needs to change. More experimentation needs to be done, and people need to have a better understanding of the equipment they use. The starting focus Ghostly Gadgets so far has been sensing the environment and working off of environmental triggers. However, the technology I am working not only expands on that, but is dappling in things we haven’t explored yet. I’m really excited to share with everyone what I’ve been working on this past year, and hoping to release a few products in 2017.”
I look forward to hearing about future ‘Ghostly Gadgets’ and how we may all use them.
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
Given that Elizabeth Saint has both actress and model on the list of jobs that she’s done, one of the obvious conclusions for many to jump to is that she may just be acting on Ghosts of Shepherdstown. I took the time to do a little more in depth research to understand her back story and I am happy that the interest in the paranormal was there prior to acting. Concerned that many may not be as thorough as me, I wanted to ask if Elizabeth felt that her work as an actress detracted from work in the paranormal field.
“Before working in Shepherdstown, that was definitely one of the reasons I was so hesitant to accept being a part of the show. I’ve been a paranormal investigator long before I started any acting. Anyone that knows me can tell you I’m a person that is in constant need of a creative outlet. Acting was always that for me. It’s unfortunate that when the show came out people saw my IMDb and immediately felt well she is an actress so she really isn’t a paranormal investigator. She is just acting. The paranormal has always been a part of my life, and it’s been a long uphill battle trying to get my story out there. I saw an amazing opportunity to do something extraordinary in a field I am so very passionate about. So I took the chance that eventually people would see that… that eventually people would see me. “
Beautifully put wouldn’t you say? I can also totally relate to Elizabeth as I have too always looked for a create outlet alongside my work in the paranormal field, which at times has meant I have questioned myself. This has become my outlet, writing about the paranormal, my journal of the paranormal.
Simply put, really dont judge a book by its cover and take the time to see the true person.
Working on Ghost of Shepherdstown
My first encounter of Elizabeth was in the very first episode of Ghosts of Shepherdstown where she was identified as a ‘Sensitive’, as I often work with sensitives and mediums in my own research I was eager to understand more about this. I also wanted to know if she classed herself a medium or sensitive.
“I think this was a common misunderstanding when the show came out. I mean, what exactly does being a “sensitive” mean?! Honestly, I share your frustration. I’ve always been consistently an empath, however, it’s not uncommon for me to see or hear spirits. Even working in Shepherdstown brought that out of me a bit more, and I believe it was because we were so ingrained in the environment. I’m definitely not a medium, but being labeled as someone who is sensitive to the paranormal describes me quite well.”
It’s made immediately apparent in Ghost of Shepherdstown that there has been a recent spike in paranormal activity for some reason. I decided to ask Elizabeth about this and to see if she may have a theory on this;
“Shepherdstown definitely has a lot of history being the oldest town in West Virginia. Even our first case in town touched upon the effects of the Civil War, particularly the Battle of Antietam and Battle of Shepherdstown. However, that doesn’t really explain the sudden increase of activity. When we left Shepherdstown I honestly didn’t feel like it was over. I didn’t feel like we really got to the heart of it all. I can look at the theories that maybe it was the town run or the limestone. A lot of people think others were dabbling in occult activities. For me, it could very well be a combination of all the above. Bottom line, I don’t think we found all the answers. I think there is more out there.”
As I am a bit of a geek and love data and information related to the paranormal I had to ask about the Police case files which feature in the first episode as something that had increased. I wondered if Elizabeth had the chance to review actual Police case files related to the paranormal.
“In some of the cases, yes we were able to review them when it was linked to our investigation. I really like that aspect of being in Shepherdstown. Working with Chief King was a really fantastic experience. In a small town like that you just don’t realize that if people have a problem they are usually calling Chief King or the Mayor directly.”
This lead me to wonder how scary the cases had been in Shepherdstown and I decided to ask Elizabeth about her most scariest encounter. I have to admit that given Elizabeth’s response and my own research, it appears to be a probable case of what could be described as trance mediumship or at least channelling.
“Up until Shepherdstown I would have said it was a residential case in Vermont I was working on for the Paranormal Clergy. However, the last case we worked on for Ghosts of Shepherdstown I wouldn’t say necessary scared me, but did make me quite concerned about the level to which something else could control me. I was down in the basement and I remember getting flashes of imagery of this woman and her baby. I remember standing the the corner by the well when suddenly everything just kind of blacked out. Nick and Bill told me later that I was down there for about a half hour pacing back and forth… talking about how sorry I was, that I had done something wrong, and that I didn’t want to leave because my baby was still there. It wasn’t until Nick got me out of the house that I started to come to again and back to myself.”
This kind of spiritual communication can often be very intense and emotionally draining too.
The Usual Paranormal Questions
I obviously couldn’t leave the interview without some classic questions either. So, here they are..
Elizabeth Saint’s Favourite Location She’s Investigated?
“My favorite location has been my first residential case which was also my very first paranormal investigations. My best EVPs are still from that location.”
Elizabeth Saint’s Favourite Location To Inestigate?
“I would definitely pick my childhood home. There are just so many unanswered questions in regards to my experiences there growing up.”
What Questions Does Elizabeth Saint Seek Answers To?
“Where do we go from here? What is after this life here on Earth? It’s a question I know I will probably never get the answer to. Not because I think we don’t have the ability to advance either technology or our spiritual selves enough to get there. I think because there is a part of me that believes it is we aren’t meant to know. However, that same part of me is what drives me to want to find the answer.”
I would like to thank Elizabeth Saint for her time and for answering my questions so brilliantly. I appreciate your help with this Elizabeth. I look forward to meeting you face to face at Sage Paracon UK in October.
You can find out a little more about Ghosts of Shepherdstown here.
Also, you can check out Elizabeth Saint’s own website at www.elizabethsaint.com.
Get On Line And Get Your Tickets Before Its Too Late!
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be a part of this fantastic event, follow the link below to the Sage Paranormal’s Paracon website to purchase your tickets now.
Alternatively if you already have tickets to Sage Paracon UK, then please comment below to let us all know and make those not going a little jealous ha ha!
I look forward to seeing you all there and possibly talking paranormal at some point over the weekend. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for my future posts related to Sage Paracon UK 2016.