At the time of this experience I was a Solo Practicing Witch. I had no Coven, did my own research and had been doing so for nearly 8 years at the time. The pendulum I mention was a white quartz crystal on a leather tether. When I used it for divining I would hang it from a stand and rest my fingertips on the base of the stand... This was to prevent any nerves or twitches in my hands causing the pendulum to move. This is a long one and will be related in parts, I am sharing my Journal Entries in this one to describe what was happening.
Date: 09 July 1988 (Early Saturday Morning)
Location: St. Michael's Cemetery Pensacola Fl.
Time: 02:30-03:00 (ish)
On the way home from the Club I saw lights in the Cemetery... They seemed to be near one of the above ground tombs. Had to get 'EW3' (using rate and rank vice name) back to barracks so making note of this to check out later.
Date: 10 July 1988 (Sunday)
Location: St. Michael's Cemetery Pensacola Fl.
Dew Point: 76*
Walking the Cemetery near the location I spotted the lights on the 9th. Located the above ground tomb of ________________ that has what appears to be candle residue on the top step of the entry. Energy level feels high but without my pendulum and or cards it's really hard to say what kind or why it's 'elevated' in this location. Walked the rest of the cemetery and nothing else feels 'out of sorts'. As I stepped away from the Tomb I thought I heard whispering and as I made my way out of the Cemetery I twice saw what may have been shadow figures darting between gravestones (note to self, one of these was more than likely caused from the headlights of a passing car, the other however happened with empty streets). One additional thing to note, as I looked back at ______________________'s tomb it appeared as if a shadowy figure emerged from the entry (no cars, but may have still been a trick of the streetlights through the trees? Not sure.
Notes on St. Michael's: It is an eight-acre green space in the middle of Pensacola. Research shows it was probably in use by the mid to late 18th century, the land was officially designated a cemetery by the King of Spain in 1807. Although initially assigned to the Catholic inhabitants of Pensacola, people of all faiths have traditionally been buried here.
Date: 13 July 1988 (Wednesday)
Time: 23:00 (out of class early)
Dew Point: 74*
Gates open, entered Cemetery and made my way back to ______________ tomb. Looks the same as before. Energy level still feels high. Seated at the tomb the following questions were asked to (of) the pendulum (Circles for YES, Left to Right swinging for NO. Other answers as indicated). Having established the responses I said a prayer and 'lowered' my shields and asking the following questions:
1) Is there a higher energy level at this location? Response: Circle (Yes)
2) Is this a natural source of energy? Response: Circular motion stops and crystal begins to swing left to right (No).
3) Are spirits being summoned to or at this location? Response: Swinging comes to a halt and crystal begins to swing in a circle again (Yes).
4) Is a candle ritual being used? Response: Circular motion stops and crystal begins to swing back and forth (No).
5) Is a Spirit Board being used? Response: Crystal seems to swing back and forth as well as attempt to go in circles... Not sure?
6) Is a Ouija Board being used? Response: Crystal's movements smooth out into a large circle (Yes)
(I did then, and still do, place a Spirit Board and a Ouija Board in different categories.)
7) Do the individual (s) have experience summoning spirits in this manner? Response: Circle stops back and forth swinging begins (No).
8) Will they return this week at the same time I saw them last week? Response: Crystal spins in a circle (Yes).
9) Have they made contact with something Dark? Response: Crystal begins to spin faster, continuing in a circular pattern (Yes).
(I remember swearing at this point in time)
10) Next response... Yes for Major, No for Minor... Yes for Major, No for Minor. Is this spirit Major or Minor? Response: Crystal slows and begins to swing from left to right (No for Minor)
(I remember giving a sigh of relief here)
11) Next response, Circle for Yes, Swing for No. Next response Circle for Yes, Swing for No.
12) Have Spirits been using this location and energy as a Portal? Response: Crystal begins to swing in a circular pattern (Yes).
At this point I say a prayer and raise my defenses. Energy level still feels high but neither Light nor Dark, simply elevated. NOTE TO SELF: Return before 00:00 on the 16th (good thing it's not a duty weekend).
To keep things 'easier' to read I will note day and time on part two but not enter 'line by line' from my Journal. I will state this, at this time I had still only felt an elevated energy level at the Tomb... It was... More than that, much more.