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About the Author
Barbara Parks (Kalamunda, Western Australia) is a microbiol-
ogist and podiatrist with her own private practice. She has spoken about poltergeists on the radio and is frequently sought out for paranormal investigations. She lives in Australia with her husband and three children.
s p i r i t s
true stories of my encounters
with the other side
B A R B A R A P A R K S
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Introduction / 1
The Night of the Poltergeist / 5
Repercussions / 19
Matilda / 25
Matt / 29
Gary / 37
Lover Girl / 43
Robert / 53
The Heritage Hotel / 57
The Kalamunda Hotel / 65
Ouija / 75
The Girl in Room One / 83
The Boys / 91
The Haunted Theaters / 101
Steve / 111
Laurie / 117
Stan / 127
Deb / 133
Seance at the Clinic / 143
Shirley’s Funeral / 149
The Interactions of Others / 155
Austin / 183
Ghostly Guardians / 197
Marnie / 203
Cliffside / 211
New Norcia / 219
Elliott / 227
Out of Body / 233
The Michelin Man / 239
The Ghost of the Government House / 243
A New Chapter Begins / 251
I n t r o d u c t i o n
The spirit world has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are replete with the ghosts
who lingered by my bedside; their radiant, kind faces sooth-
ing me to sleep. Back then, I considered these visitations to be comforting and normal. I had no reason to suspect that my
nightly visitors were anything out of the ordinary.
It took some years for me to realise that my bedside entou-
rage were ghosts, and when I did, a crippling fear was quick to set in. My fear began to dull my sensitivity, and later as a teen, it fuelled what were to be a series of terrifying visitations. And now, almost three decades on, I am still waging a battle to be entirely free of its clutches.
My experiences as a teenager have a lot to answer for, inas-
much that I found myself sharing a house with a persistently
nasty poltergeist. Although my reactions to paranormal phe-
nomena have become more tempered over the course of my
forty three years, ghostly visitations still set my heart racing. It’s an ingrained response that I struggle to keep in check.
As time goes on and my encounters with the other side
become more prolific, I have, however, discovered that the
spirit world is rarely malicious. Accepting this realisation has helped me forge ahead with the development of my clairvoyance, despite the occasional fear-fuelled setback. I’ve come to realise that by keeping negative emotions (particularly fear) at bay, it’s possible to minimise the likelihood of negative paranormal experiences.
Projecting a sense of positivity and love attracts positive
interactions, whereas negativity attracts the same in return. In addition to actively trying to suppress my fears, I believe that by embracing my clairvoyant abilities, I have invited the spirits to be around me. As such I seem to have attracted an upsurge in
visitations, most of which have been uplifting and positive.
Whilst the first part of my life was about learning to cope
with my otherworldly experiences, I feel that the next phase is about making the most of the clairvoyant abilities I was born with. The spirits are still seeking me out, more than ever in
fact, and I’m generally comfortable encouraging these inter-
actions. I have learnt that spirit visitations are a blessing, and have reached a point where I am comfortable facilitating contact between spirits and their loved ones. I no longer feel
targeted by unseen entities; I feel privileged to have their attention.
In order to maximize my potential as a clairvoyant, I have
explored ways in which