Bacon’s Tales of Terror – Special Guest

13 Jan

 Squeals with piggy delight.  My friends I have scored the ultimate story for your today on my Bacon’s Tales of Terror.  Mommy has helped me to get in touch with Mr. Dave Schrader.  If you know anything about the paranormal field, you will recognize the name.  Dave Schrader does a talk show where he is the host and producer of Darkness Radio.  If you haven’t heard of his show, you *must* check it out for chills and thrills.  Dave Schrader has also been seen on television with Zak Bagans on Ghost Adventures, co-hosted the show Paranormal Challenge with Zak Bagans and has made contributions to Ghost Hunters TAPS ParaMagazine.  Dave Schrader currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We are VERY excited to present a story from Dave Schrader today on our Bacon’s Tales of Terror.  Now, settle back and enjoy my friends!

It was August of 2005 and our radio show was entering its 8th month on the air when I received an invitation to be a part of a psychic and shamanic exploration at Thayer’s Bed and Breakfast in Annandale, MN.  Since I have no psychic bones in my body, I thought I would check it out and see if I could learn something new and tap into some psy experience for myself. I would be surrounded in a peaceful environment with mediums, psychics and shamans at a well known haunted location.  This might be my best chance yet to witness some interesting phenomena.

I say quietly watching people mill about, discussing what they were picking up on, what spirits they sensed and generally soaking in the atmosphere. During my observation, the resident cat – a large fluffy white beastie – decided I was its new friend and would not leave my side, lap or feet. It stuck to me like I was made of tuna. I stroked the cat like an evil Bond villain as I sat and watched a fascinating scene unfold before me of shared experiences, giddy claims of ghostly presence and some chilling moments as part of the group relayed a story about the creepy man on the top floor that leapt to the wall and skittered up and across the ceiling like a Victorian Spider-Man.

Next came an extraordinary experiment. We were all going to tap into ourselves, meet our spirit guides and do a Shamanic journey. We laid upon the ground, spread eagle and not touching ourselves or others nearby while Hanakia Zedek gently beat a drum to some soothing music and in his deep voice guided us to a meditative trance. By this time, the room lights had been dimmed and the room had been cleared of all cats, kids and other distractions.  We were to just BE in the moment and experience the darkness, the music and open ourselves to contact with our totem, spirit guides or loved ones.

As I lay trying to quiet my mind and the senseless chatter that usually clutters it, I found myself getting more restless, unable to attain the nirvana our leader wanted us to achieve.  That was when my furry friend found his way back to my side.  He would nuzzle my hip and flop on my hand seeking affection and attention. I would pet him for a few seconds than push him away so I could try to slip into a deep meditation, but my kitty companion wasn’t having it. He kept purring, nuzzling and pushing against me.

After 20 minutes or so all with my eyes closed, I finally relented and began giving him the love he craved. My hands scratching the deep fur bringing about even more purrs and nuzzles. I began to wonder how much longer this foray into futility would continue with our Shamanic leader. Obviously I was not going to become more enlightened or have a profound moment.  I opened my eyes and glanced down to see which cat was so desperately in need of my attention. My eyes widened, my hand stopped mid scratch and I froze. I could feel the cat purring, pushing against my leg and hand simultaneously but to my utter amazement, there was no cat there.

 I paused assuming my eyes were playing tricks on me and that they had just not adjusted properly to the low light setting.  I closed them tightly, drew in a deep breath and began digging deep into the fur of phantom friend once more. I opened my eyes a second time and there was my hand, hovering mid-air, stroking….emptiness. There was no cat to bee seen, but I could feel and hear it. Within moments, the drumming stopped and the lights began to lift as they adjusted the dimmer switch, our journey to the ether-world was at an end yet here I was stroking an imaginary cat.

The crowd milled about in a semi comatose state. My brain raced trying to make sense of what had just happened to me. I was afraid to speak up for fear of looking like a fool despite the wild claims I had heard from other experiencers all night long. Then I heard the group begin to discuss their personal reflections of the drumming and meditation when one of the people spoke up and said, “How about the ghost cat?” Many in the group admitted to seeing a ghostly cat all night long checking us out and stalking the room. Still I stood silent.

“He was sure curious about what we were doing. I heard the owner say her favorite cat passed away a few weeks back, its nice to know he still calls this home.:”  I was astounded, did I just spend 30 minutes petting a specter? I don’t even like cats I thought to myself, why did he mess with me?

The crowd dispersed and a few days later I got an email from a girl that also attended the event. She had laid to my immediate right and she informed me she knew I had an experience and she had been petting that same cat all night. We had been ping ponging the cat between us for the evening when we would try to focus on the guided meditation and brush it off, it would move to the other one of us.
That was one of the first truly amazing experiences I ever had that was more than a fleeting moment that could easily be explained away and I will cherish that forever.

– Dave Schrader

Friends – we hope you enjoyed our special guest today.  We would also like to throw a great huge THANK YOU to Dave Schrader for taking time to share his story.  You rock!!


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21 responses to “Bacon’s Tales of Terror – Special Guest

  1. franhunne4u

    01/13/2016 at 1:46 am

    This sounds like a really lovely ghost apparation.

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 12:07 pm

      It was so comforting on one paw huh? I loved it. XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    01/13/2016 at 4:55 am

    That’s amazing how much much things are possible …. we sadly only know a little or nothing about this things…. Thanks for a fabulous story brother… Would you enter a haunted location? Think I wouldn’t …. it’s better to read about such things than to be there in the furs :o)

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 12:17 pm

      You know brother I think I would love to go into one that is ‘haunted’ just to see what happens. Of course, I would probably wet myself at the first noise but it would be a totally blast. Mr. Schrader was super nice for sending me this story. He is TOPS in my piggy book. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    01/13/2016 at 7:50 am

    We have not heard of him before but that was an interesting story

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 12:18 pm

      He is really a great and CARING guy that my mom just loves. XOXO – Bacon

  4. katsrus

    01/13/2016 at 8:45 am

    What a great story.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  5. dogdaz

    01/13/2016 at 9:37 am

    You gave me chills

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 12:20 pm

      Awesome! This was a fantastic story that happened to my friend Mr. Schrader who is very brave! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    01/13/2016 at 11:02 am

    Fascinating stuff, Bacon-it’s always an adventure reading your posts! 🙂

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 12:22 pm

      aaww – thank you so much my friend. I really appreciate that! XOXO – Bacon

  7. Saving Sammie

    01/13/2016 at 11:26 am

    Ghost cats.. Now THAT’S an idea I could get used to!

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 12:22 pm

      Wouldn’t it be delightful on one paw yet still a little shattering on the other paw? Cool all out though. XOXO – Bacon

  8. lapaylor

    01/13/2016 at 12:25 pm

    fascinating. There is so much we don’t know in life. LeeAnna

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 1:23 pm

      Yes there really is. We are never alone it seems. XOXO – Bacon

  9. speedyrabbit

    01/13/2016 at 1:17 pm

    How exciting and fascinating,xx Speedy

    • Piglove

      01/13/2016 at 1:26 pm

      It really was. We here at the Hotel Thompson really enjoyed reading this submission. XOXO – Bacon

  10. gentlestitches

    01/13/2016 at 8:52 pm

    I was enthralled reading that story. He told it very well and I believe many people have “unusual” things happen but we are encouraged to not say anything. I treasure my memories of events which were “unusual” too. He sounds like a smart and interesting man. ❤

    • Piglove

      01/14/2016 at 10:00 am

      He is fabulous and we have watched him on television on various paranormal shows. Always down to earth. We found this was a wonderful story as well. Who says that *hauntings* have to always be people with unfinished business? Sometimes anipals stay around too. XOXO – Bacon

      • gentlestitches

        01/15/2016 at 6:05 am

        I agree. ❤


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