I went on my VERY first 'GHOST HUNT' to a cemetery called "Oaklawn Cemetery" in downtown Tampa. My fifteen year old daughter, almost five year old son and three year old daughter arrived at this cemetery at around 4-4:30PM. Just to let everyone know, my children are not frightened by any of this. They are more respectful and very interested in the subject. My fifteen year old daughter has had MANY paranormal experiences in her young life and we together created a light bulb to brighten REALLY bright and make a buzzing noise and then dim and then repeat itself while during a heated argument that her and I had in her room one day. I believe that was the kinetic energy that was happening between us BOTH. As for my son, he has seen his Papa who past away a little over a year ago. He is fascinated by the whole paranormal experiences rather than freaked out. As a matter of fact, after an hour of him non-stop talking about it after we had left the cemetery, and wanting to see the pictures we took, we had to tell him okay enough! And my three year old doesn't have a clue yet.
It had been a bad overcast all day long so it seemed like it was around 6:30PM rather than the time it actually was. To get along with my story, I have been to this cemetery many times in the past. I would say the last time I was there, before this time, was in 1998. I always got this feeling when I walked into this particular cemetery like you are being watched, but not by anything sinister necessarily. I never took any pictures in a cemetery before and never this one. I have never went on a 'ghost hunt' before either. I've only accidentally caught them on film before. This time I went purposefully to capture some kind of spiritual activity on film.
So, we all start to walk into the gates of the cemetery and the wind picked up quickly and it was bone chilling cold. Now, it was not cold on this day, nor was it hot, just overcast (remember, I live in Florida). Then it started to sprinkle rain, then it started to pour! We saw a wooden shed type building painted in white with a covered deck to take cover. There were no benches or anything just a small covered deck to sit or stand on the floor of. I don't know what the shed was used for, maybe shovels, and lawn equipment or things to repair the headstones with when they are damaged. Who knows, who cares! It kept us from getting soaking wet! To get along with the story. The instant we walked in there, we felt pulled in all different directions. However, we had to wait under this white, wooden building until, hopefully, the rain let up.
So, we sat there talking while it rained maybe a good 10 minutes and then it lightened up. At this point, I stood up from this wooden deck of this building and was compelled to take a photo directly in front of me. It was my very first picture and I actually caught something unbelievably interesting! There were orbs with tails shooting up into the air all over the place and then by one of the last trees to the right, there is another orb but the tail end seems wider in girth. Almost like it was forming somewhat of a figure. Now mind you, it is lightly raining still when I took this picture. You can see the rain in the picture. Also, in the top right hand corner of this picture of orbs there is a strange looking, well I wouldn't call it an orb, but WHAT IS THAT?! It has the shape of a butterfly. Very odd to me. Now, I am one of the first to debunk or not give much thought on orbs because they could be caused by any number of things. However, these particular orbs are much different. Oh, and we were THE ONLY ones in the cemetery the whole time.
I really think that I actually caught something on this photo and I want to know what everyone else thinks of them! I also have another photo of what I believe to be a 'shadow man', but I am going to put that picture on another page/story so this is not so long.