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The Rectory Infestation

by Terrie M. Scott - October 21, 2012

Terrie M ScottFunny, I read some of the comments about the show. Most said it was the "best episode ever," while others didn't care for the different format. Not enough EVP's or things that go bump in the night?

Seriously? The Sedamsville Rectory episode on GHOST ADVENTURES (aired October 19, 2012) was the way it was because EACH of us understood EXACTLY what it is like to have something wicked infect your life.

Zak, Aaron, Nick, Tim and I - ALL have that in common. People needed to see that these places are NOT fun Halloween attractions. We all have FAITH, but we also all have weaknesses. It - whatever it is - PREYS on that.

These are NOT two hour horror flicks served with popcorn.

At places like the Sedamsville Rectory? The scary "whatever it is" tends to go home with you, turning your entire life into one nonstop horror film.

I used to be just like you, sitting at home, watching these shows, going "Yeah, right." Overreact much? And, I don't expect you to believe me anymore that I would believe you, if the situation were reversed. And, quite honestly? I could care less if you believe me or not. I am GLAD you don't have to deal with this. I am GLAD that you have not witnessed what we have. I am GLAD that something terrifying has NEVER growled in your face so that you are tormented by nightmares. Count yourself lucky.

It's not something we sought out. We just stumbled upon it. We didn't acquire the building with any knowledge of haunting or its history. It was all about the building. It's beautiful and I tend to see the potential, not the ruin things are in.

Perhaps, the personal drama I am going through has made more susceptible. But, don't question my faith.

Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook have seen the photos of bruises. You know the personal issues I am escaping. Someone said to me once, "If there is a God, how could He have allowed you and your girls to go through what you did?"  To them I say, "Because there IS a God, my girls and I survived." 

That being said, I am spent. Physically, emotionally and mentally. I knew my decision to leave would turn my life on its end. I know in the end, it was the best decision I have ever made, albeit I difficult one. The STRESS is unbearable most days. I want to dig a hole and cover myself up in it.

I KNOW that these things make me vulnerable to dark energy. NOT a lack of faith, but just good old human frailty.

The dark energy toys with you. INFEST every aspect of your life. When the Ghost Adventures crew arrived, they asked me to be honest, so I was. I didn't want a typical investigation, “slam bam, thank you ma'am.”

To their credit, once they saw themselves in us the entire tone of the show changed. In us they saw their own personal struggles. They KNEW exactly what we were going through.

And, on a quick side note, regarding Haunted Collector? When they asked us if things had settled down? We had not been to the Rectory since they filmed. Once we began going back there and were once again dealing with what's inside, I did contact them. They're good people too.

Back to Ghost Adventures, Zak, Aaron and Nick shared with us how they had all been affected by dark energies. It was easy to relate to one another. It's one of these things where it's had to happen to you to understand.

While at the Rectory, I notice that I can be myself for about 30 minutes them I am done. I mean it sucks the life out of me.

I stayed around this weekend because I wanted to spend time with my daughter, family and friends. But, it's a fake face I wear. That place makes my skin crawl and every fiber of my being screams to leave. How to you act polite when all you can do is feel the panic overtaking you and your inner self screaming to run!

I'm not myself outside the Rectory either, better than inside it, but no where near my normal self. I want to go up to every single person there and say, "Excuse me for seeming a little distant or disinterested, I'm just dealing with WAY too much and to make matter worse, I'm scared to death." Doesn't make for the most gracious host, now does it? All I can do, is hope that family and friends understand and cut me some slack.

Father Ashcraft was right about oppression. If you only knew... I dare not say too much because I don't want to alarm my family and friends.

It's tantamount to madness. Something manipulating you - to harm others, even to do harm to yourself. It's scary and often times I am scaring myself. Like I said, you have NO idea. I can't remember when the last time I've slept through the night, night terrors waking me up over and over again. So throw on a healthy dose of sleep deprivation to boot! woohoo

I go from friendly to staring with dead eyes. I respect and appreciate people that seek out answers to their questions about the afterlife or ghosts. I just don’t share their enthusiasm anymore.

This show was personal, I think I can safely say - for everyone involved.

Like a door opened or peaking on the other side of the Wizard's curtain... you might not like what you find. I have stepped on the other side. I know things now that I would not necessarily care to know.

Ignorance is bliss. The nightmares continue, as do the migraines. Terrible, troubling thoughts. My faith keeps my head above water, without it I would be swallowed up by the darkness.