How to Attract Positive Energy in Your Home and Banish Negative Energy: 13 Expert Tips

“I was very honored to be approached about contributing to this Redfin article. Thought I’d share it with all of you. There are some great tips here. Calleen

February 17, 2022 by Julia Weaver

Everyone experiences the Monday blues or a gloomy afternoon from time to time. But, if you’ve constantly been feeling down and can’t quite put a finger on why, your home may be to blame. It’s time to banish those negative feelings and create positive energy in your home.

A positive and energized home should feel happy, light, and inviting. From utilizing salt and practicing meditation to setting the right intentions and using the power of crystals, there are several techniques to cleanse your home and instill positive energy. We turned to the top experts, from Buffalo, NY to Sacramento, CA, to share their tried and true techniques on how to attract and create positive energy at home so you can feel like your best self.

living room with fireplace and floor to ceiling windows

Pour salt along property lines and main corners of your home

Salt is an inexpensive yet effective tool for removing negative energy from your home. The negative ions released from salt create a positive space and an uplifting mood. Pour salt along the property line of your new home to release the energies of the previous owners. Sprinkle salt in the main corners of your abode and leave it for a couple of days before vacuuming. For continued energy clearing, place bowls of salt or salt lamps in active areas of your home. Sea salt, Himalayan salt, kosher salt, or even plain old table salt work for this high vibrational energy clearing. – Nicole Glosser LLC, Spiritual Medium

Carve out time for yourself

When we think about attracting positive energy into the home, we like to think about how we’ll set ourselves up for success in our self-care practices. If you have the space, creating a meditation space or quiet space where you can read, rest, and build an intentional practice around reducing stress and caring for mental health will go a long way. If you don’t have a full room to dedicate, you can always set up a small space in a corner or even a home closet. Set some boundaries with your family or roommates to let them know you need some quiet or alone time each day to focus on self-care and fortify your well-being. Burnout can lead to cynicism and negativity, so take a few moments each day to invest in yourself. – TRILUNA, Stress Management Expert

Surround yourself with what inspires you

Often the energy of our home is a reflection of our inner world – whether it is positive or negative. Feeling low? It’s important not to be lost in your negative energy and mind. Instead, try to look for outer ways to help with the overall feeling of negativity. My favorite way is to surround myself with artwork that inspires me and elevates my inner passions, raising my vibrations. This in turn gets rid of negative energy within and brings positivity to my home and my surroundings. – C Design by Chen, Artist

Be sure to clean your crystals during the new moon

Crystals are great energetic tools for maintaining and attracting positive energy within your home, but like everything in your house, they occasionally need cleaning. Traditionally, this is done during the new moon, using the smoke from bundles of cleansing herbs, such as sage or mugwort. After holding your crystals over the cleansing smoke, you can also use these same herbs to cleanse the energy in your entire home, starting at one side and waving the smoke throughout until you reach the other side, where the smoke can leave through an open window. Once you’ve cleared the bad energy from your space, you’ll want to replace it with positive vibes by speaking positive affirmations and replacing all of your crystals throughout your space. – Lula May Design, Wellness Coach

healing crystals to attract positive energy to the home

Boost the energy around you

Do you experience that feeling when you’ve entered a room after there’s been an argument, or when everyone has been laughing and smiling? Well, you’re a powerful energy sensor and receiver, and there are many ways to boost that energy and they all start with you. The most important first step is to use your beautiful smile to activate a positive ‘smiling energy’ from your heart.Then, set a positive intention for the room like, “let this room be a happy welcoming place and allow all negativity to move out.” Next, move through the room and fill the space using a tool like burning sage, playing music, singing, dancing, or opening windows. If your mind wanders, just bring it back to your smile and your intention. Have fun experimenting and tuning in to the energy around you. – Smooth Rock Meditation

Keep a clear mindset

Energy is everywhere. Keep a clear mindset if you want to keep your home clear of negative energies. Spend some time journaling or meditating on what’s ailing you and dedicate some time to activities that bring you joy while in your home. I also like to keep a piece of black tourmaline near the entrance of my home. It’s a really great stone for absorbing negative energies. Next, envision pure loving energy surrounding your home from the inside out. Think of it as a little cloak of protection at your doorstep and around the home. – Prana Fresca, School Teacher, Meditation and Yoga Instructor, and Energy Worker

Focus on gratitude

When you’re ready to clear out negative energy, start with your mind by focusing on gratitude to shift the energy in your home and create new healing intentions. Allow and accept those negative situations that have taught you many lessons, and ceremonially use smudging to align with water, air, wind, and fire to dissolve the energetic debris. When attracting positive energy to your home, you’re your greatest source of positivity. Focus on your growth mindset, surround yourself with good people, move your body, drink water, eat the rainbow, allow your creativity and expression to fill your life with things that bring you awe and inspiration. Know that you can fill yourself and your home with unlimited tranquility and love. – Pure Chakra, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Spirituality

Combat negativity with meditation

Clearing out negativity and attracting positive energy in a home starts with the people in it. How you feel affects the energy of your surroundings. If you’re having frequent negative thoughts, this creates negativity and heaviness in your space. Practicing this simple meditation can help combat negative energy and bring positivity to your mind, body, and home: Imagine your heart slowly filling up with loving, positive energy. Visualize this energy as a warm, glowing ball of light. Once your heart is full, allow the light to overflow and travel throughout the rest of your body. Then, imagine the light radiating out from your body to fill the room. Continue to let it grow until the glow fills your entire home with loving, positive energy. – Motion Melissa

Simplify your space and connect with your inner self

Some of my favorite ways to increase the positive energy at home include bringing in plants I love, opening windows, and getting free of clutter. Additionally, having a harmonious home starts with balance within ourselves, so I also love creating a quiet sanctuary space where I can meditate, practice yoga, and connect to my internal self. Being intentional about attracting positive energy in our home benefits our overall wellness. – Julie Bjelland, LMFT, Founder of the Sensitive Empowerment Community

Your home should be the most sacred place

Our home should be a sacred space that feels safe, secure, and loving. Any time you feel negative energy or low vibration in your home, it’s important to clear that energy.  I have a home clearing ritual on each new moon cycle to keep my home at a high positive vibration. My favorite way to remove negative energy from the home is with sound. There are many instruments and tools such as crystal sound healing bowls, tuning forks, crystal pyramids, hand drums, elemental chimes, or wasu tubes that can create a harmonizing, pure loving energy in the home. I play kundalini mantras for peace and positive energy throughout my home, and use salts and crystals placed at the entrance of the house and bedrooms that support removing negative energy, such as selenite, black kyanite, and black tourmaline. I include loving vibration crystals such as rose quartz and malachite and will say a prayer aloud with the intention of how I want the home to feel. Bringing in beauty with fresh flowers, candles, artwork, and photos will instantly balance and lift the home’s energy, which should be your most sacred space. – Jenni Cornette, Holistic Healing

Sound healing bowls

Shift the energy and celebrate the land

To shift the energy in your home and understand where any energetic problems might be, take a bowl of water and sit in the center of the space. Imagine your heart filling with joy, and expand that joy into a shower of pink light that fills the space, pushing out anything that is not loving energy. Take note of areas that seem harder to shift and just allow yourself to shift as much of it as you are able. Take the water and bless the space by sprinkling some of it in every room. You can also celebrate and bless the essence of the land around and under your home to create an influx of restorative energy. Take corn kernels or cornmeal, sugar, and some change and leave some at the four corners of your yard or city block, thanking the land for sustaining your home, and asking for their help to fill it with protective and joyous energy. Repeat monthly. – Cathy Towle, Reiki Healer, and Spirit Medium

Clean the energy every time you move into a new home

Let’s face it. You would never move into a new home without cleaning it. Still, the air in your home, which occupies the most space, is often overlooked. Since you want the energy in your home to be your energy and not anyone else’s, you want to clean and clear the home every time you move. Do this by employing protective and clearing crystals, different types of smudge sticks, blessed water, prayer, and affirmations, along with a whole lot of love.  Afterward, you’ll want to clean the energy in your home yearly; more often, if there’s been sickness, negative dreams, stressful events, something feels “off,” or you just want a new start.  Enjoy your home.  – Calleen’s Crystals, Alternative Healer

Make this daily practice a habit to attract positive energy in your home 

  • Step 1: Start and end your day with gratitude. About five things you care about and are grateful for. This sets the energy in your home on a positive note to begin with and clears any tension at day’s end. 
  • Step 2: Set an intention of how you want to show up, who you want to be, as you move and interact throughout your day. Then, practice coming “home” to that each time you or someone in your home is triggered.
  • Step 3: Incorporate as much nature as possible (fresh air, natural light, plants, uncluttered spaces, wood flooring, natural colors, non-toxic materials and products, etc.). Nature is universally soothing and creates a beautiful, serene environment that calms worries, fears, tensions, and moods. 
  • Step 4: Diffuse essential oils (not fragrance, but pure essential oils). Citrus oils uplift. Lavender and evergreen oils calm. Lemongrass and Frankincense clear negative vibes.
  • Putting it all together: My favorite combo is to open as many doors and windows as possible, place my favorite essential oils in a diffuser, take several deep breaths, feel into my heart, give gratitude for at least five things, choose to move forward as the person I want to be in this situation, and let intention and fresh air do the rest. 

All of these, of course, can also be practiced if/when it’s time to clear the space and reset. – Ann Aubin Gibson, Adventure Wellness

How Many Past Lives Have I Had? By Sanja Balijkas

If you’re a fan of all things esoteric, get ready for this. According to the age-old practice of numerology — aka, the study of numbers — you can calculate how many past lives you’ve lived using the digits in your birthday. What’s more, the resulting number, known as your Life Path Number, can also help reveal and explain your personality, goals, relationships, and even the future.

“In numerology, your Life Path Number is the the single digit that your birth date (when added together) is consolidated into,” Tracee Dunblazier, a spiritual empath and author of Conquer Your Karmic Relationships, tells Bustle. And according to intuitive, medium, and spiritual development teacher Alison Shine, this number represents how many lives you’ve lived and your current life’s purpose.

“Numerology can help guide you by giving you a framework to discover deeper meaning in your life,” Shine says. “They are metaphysical tools that can give you a glimpse into your purpose, direction, and history of your soul. You can use numerology to help you make important decisions, understand your true potential, and reassure that you are on the right path.”

As for seeing into the future, that’s all thanks to the ~vibe~ associated with each number. “Numerology can help us to understand how to predict events and behavior by teaching us that everything in our world has a vibration, that unless it is escalated or reduced, the result is consistent to the energetic trajectory it is on,” Dunblazier says. “Stated differently: If you don’t change, your path won’t change, therefore the [same] result can be expected.”

Where Does Numerology Come From?

Numerology has roots in many cultures. According to astrologer Constance Stellas, the science of numbers was used in the Egyptian Ritual of the Dead, the Indian Vedas, and the Hebrew Kabala. It’s also mentioned in the Bible and was taught by Moses, she says. Today, we mostly attribute the idea of numerology to Pythagoras, a Greek mathematician born around 559 B.C. “Pythagoras and his followers, known as the Pythagoreans, also studied music and philosophy due to their connections with mathematics,” Shine says.

For one, they discovered a relationship between numbers and the resonance of each musical note, which is why it is believed that each number carries a unique set of properties that can be used to describe other areas of life.

They also found that, if you add up a series of odd numbers that begin with 1, the total will always be a square number. As Shine says, “This means that everything in our universe is made up of numbers and can be described with numerical values.” So let’s jump into some math, shall we?

How To Calculate How Many Past Lives You’ve Had

While the math here seems tricky at first, it’s actually pretty straightforward. The goal is to keep adding the individual digits in your full birth date (month, day, year) until you get a single number, which is your Life Path Number.

To start, look at the numbers in your birth month. If you were born in February, the second month of the year, that means you’ll use the number two. March is three, April is four, and so on. If your birth month contains two digits, simply add them together. For December, that means 1+ 2 = 3.

Next, move on to the year. If you were born in 1992, add the digits 1+9+9+2 together to get 21, then reduce that down even further by adding 2+1 to get the single digit of 3. From there, add all the digits in your birth date together and keep going until you get single number.

If you were born on February 17, 1992, that’ll be 2+1+7+1+9+9+2, which equals 31. Add 3+1 to get 4. Your Life Path Number is 4, which also reveals how many past lives you’ve lived. The answer will likely be 1 through 9, but if your result is 11, 22, or 33, stop adding.

Master Numbers

The numbers 11, 22, and 33 are considered master numbers in numerology. “You will always reduce down to one digit, but the master number adds more to the message, if you will,” Dunblazier says. “Master numbers address universal dynamics at play in your life that are contributing to your life path or destiny.” Think of it is as an extra dose of the single number.

The 13 Lives Theory

Past lives, or the belief of reincarnation, refers to the process of a soul going through various incarnations on Earth, each time building on what was learned in the preceding lives. “Each lifetime gives us a new perspective to see the human experience from a new angle,” Shine says. “As our souls gain more and more life experience we ascend into higher stages of consciousness.”

As with all things under the mystical umbrella, it’s tough to land on one specific “answer” or really know for sure how many past lives you’ve lived, or if there were any at all. Dunblazier says you may have thousands of past lives, with Life Path Numbers serving as a way to reduce a vast idea down to something more digestible.

Another theory, known as the 13 Lives Theory, “states that our souls pass through 13 stages or lifetimes to complete one cycle of enlightenment,” Shine says. “Depending on where you are in your 13 lives can determine the various roles you need to learn from at this stage in your spiritual development.”

Other Ways To Use Numerology

Numerology isn’t just about past lives or lessons learned. “Have you ever looked at the clock at exactly 11:11? Noticed a similarity between birthdays or significant dates in your life? Keep seeing the same numbers show up everywhere? Numbers possess power and hold incredible meaning when it comes to uncovering the details of your lives,” Shine says.

Coincidences likes these might also be a cheeky little wink from the universe, which you can use to your advantage the next time you’re trying to make a decision. If you’re about to rent an apartment and notice that it’s unit 11 — or whichever number holds significance for you — consider it a sign that you’ve found the perfect spot. As Shine says, repeating numbers are a big “yes!” from the universe affirming and supporting the very thing you were doing, thinking, or feeling in that moment.

What Your Numerology Number Means

Now that you know your life path, check out the traits associated with each number below. You can then use this info to guide decisions and learn more about yourself, your relationships, and the direction you’d like to go.

Number 1: The Primal Force

The number one represents new beginnings, according to psychic and spiritual counselor Davida Rappaport. You are independent, goal-oriented, and innovative, Shine says, but may struggle with doubt. (You are brand new, after all.)

Number 2: The Intuitive

The number two symbolizes pairs or duality, Rappaport says. You’re also intuitive, unifying, and influential, Shine says.

Number 3: The Creative

As a number three, you are optimistic, artistic, and charming. That said, don’t be surprised if a sense of naiveté follows you around. Your life’s focus should be on growth and expression.

Number 4: The Planner

As a very practical, solid number four, you are loyal and grounded, but can be dull and rigid, too, Shine says. The number four is also the number of reality — think material universe, logical reason, and structure.

Number 5: The Dynamic Force

Right in the middle of it all, fives are energetic, adaptable, and super social, but can be a bit unpredictable and unreliable. As a five you can either keep moving forward or fall back into old patterns, Rappaport says. It’ll be up to you to decide.

Number 6: The Caretaker

As someone on their sixth life, you are officially a caretaker, Shine says. You’re harmonious, supportive, and protective of everyone in your life, though sometimes to the point of self-sacrifice. Six is also the number of motherhood, marriage and harmony, Rappaport says, which may explain why you feel drawn to nurture.

Number 7: The Truth Seeker

Seven folks are spiritual and curious, Shine says. You like to analyze life. The number seven also denotes wisdom and perfection, Rappaport adds, and is considered the number of the mystic.

Number 8: The Powerhouse

As an eight, you’re just about as ambitious as they come. Keep an eye out for materialistic tendencies though, Shine says. It may help to direct your focus towards other types of success.

Number 9: The Humanitarian

Since nine represents competition and attainment, Rappaport says, consider yourself one of the more “awakened” numbers.

Master Number 11: The Illuminated One

You are insightful, intuitive, and aware as a master number 11. Let your strong code of ethics guide you.

Master Number 22: The Master Builder

As a Master Builder, you’re out there manifesting goodness into your life. It may feel like you’ve got everything figured out.

Master Number 33: The Master Teacher

As a 33, your soul is considered to be evolved, awakened, and devoted, Shine says. As a result, you may feel selfless and detached.

Tracee Dunblazier, spiritual empath and author
Alison Shine, intuitive, medium, and spiritual development teacher
Constance Stellas, astrologer
Davida Rappaport, psychic and spiritual counselor

August 8 Is One Of The Luckiest Days Of The Year by Nina Kahn

Astrology Careers

Get ready to manifest some serious Leo season magic, because on Aug. 8, the Leo sun and the bright star Sirius will create an annual cosmic alignment known as the lion’s gate portal. This spiritual vibe is being amplified even more intensely this year, thanks to the new moon in Leo that’s taking place on the same day. Between these stellar events and the numerology behind the number eight, August 8 (or 8/8) is set to be one of the luckiest days of 2021. If you’re into astrology or numerology, you don’t want to sleep on this opportunity to manifest abundance and dream big.

So exactly what is the lion’s gate portal? It’s a combination of the sun being in its home sign of Leo, the star Sirius rising in the skies (which becomes visible on or around Aug. 8 each year), and the numerological meaning of the number 8 (which is amplified on 8/8). Collectively, these factors vibrate with an auspicious energy that makes Aug. 8 a particularly lucky day for manifesting success and turning your dreams into reality.

While celebrating the lion’s gate portal activation is popular within many modern new age practices, 8/8 has been celebrated as a spiritual date for thousands of years. Sirius’ rising and alignment with the sun was considered to be a significant event in many ancient cultures. “Civilizations as far back as the Dogon tribe of Africa, Sumer, and Ancient Egypt tracked the Sirius star system across the sky, despite lacking any modern technology,” ascension guide and intuitive healer Laura Brown tells Bustle. “Sirius’ alignment with Earth [also] coincides with the Orion constellation aligning perfectly with the Pyramids of Giza, creating a trinity of alignments which open the lion’s gate portal.” With August’s new moon occurring on the same date, the 2021 lion’s gate portal is slated to be even more spiritually potent than usual.

Aug. 8 brings a sparkling spiritual window of opportunity for all zodiac signs to set intentions, embrace abundance, and create new beginnings. Understanding the meaning of the 8/8 lion’s gate portal can help you take advantage of its magic.

The Astrology Of Lion’s Gate Portal

Sirius and the Sun align on Aug. 8 during the lion's gate portal

Let’s talk astrology. The fixed star Sirius (which is the second brightest star in the sky, next to our sun) is sometimes referred to as the “Spiritual Sun” — and that’s because in astrology and other mystical practices, it’s known for lighting up the spirit and illuminating our higher-minded goals and ambitions. Every year, right smack in the middle of Leo season, Sirius rises in the skies and becomes brightly visible over the eastern horizon.

“The lion’s gate portal occurs when the Earth and the Sirius star system are aligned,” Brown says. “Astrologically, this portal is called the lion’s gate portal due to the sun being in the sign of Leo.” Leo zodiac energy is symbolized by the lion and embodies the animal’s courage, pride, and regality. The sun is also Leo’s ruling planet, meaning it’s feeling extra mighty during this portion of the year — which charges the lion’s gate portal with loads of creative and confidence-enhancing solar power.

While Aug. 8 is considered the peak date for harnessing the mystical energy of the lion’s gateway, it’s believed that the manifestation portal is “open” for several weeks before and after, too. However, this year, the gateway is extra ripe for spiritually leveling up and creating changes in our lives, as it aligns with the date of the August 2021 new moon. During this lunation, the moon will align with the sun in Leo and herald in a fresh lunar cycle, bringing our passions to the forefront and supercharging our ability to start fresh.

The Numerology Of 8/8

Eight is considered one of the luckiest numbers in numerology and often corresponds with wealth and abundance. Visually, an “8” is also literally an infinity symbol turned upright, which represents its unlimited potential. “8/8 is numerologically significant, since eight is the number of abundance and prosperity,” Brown says. Being the eighth day of the eighth month of the year charges this date with the energy of success (on top of all the astrological magic) — and better enables us to set clear intentions.

The significance of 8/8 blends astrology with numerology in a synergistic and fascinating way. Sirius in astrology is associated with wealth, passion, honor, and even fame — while the sun is the planet of confidence, willpower, and self-expression. That said, the fact that Sirius will align with the sun in the sign of Leo near this date is important. “Leo is a raging fire sign, and its energy can attract all it desires like a moth to a flame,” Brown says. These success-attracting celestial bodies combined with the abundant numerological energy of 8/8 work together create the cosmic blend that makes the lion’s gate portal such a powerful period for putting your intentions out into the universe.

Aug. 8, aka the “Lion’s Gate Portal” Is Perfect For Manifesting

There are rituals you can do for the lion's gate portal on 8/8

8/8 is one of the luckiest days of the year for manifesting, and this year it falls on the same day as a new moon — meaning it’s a fabulous time to set intentions and do a personal abundance ritual. “The lion’s gate portal is an opening for high-frequency, high-vibrational energies — infused completely with Sirian energy — to flood down upon the Earth,” Brown says. The swirl of astrological and numerological magic on 8/8 can help us to “instantly manifest what we want,” according to Brown. Here are a couple ways to harness it:

  • Do an 8/8 new moon meditation and intention-setting ritual. Set your phone’s timer for eight minutes and allow yourself to clear your mind of any limiting thoughts (bonus points if you start your meditation at 8:08 a.m. or p.m.!). Focus on the unlimited potential for success that the number eight in numerology symbolizes. Embrace the Leo new moon energy and reach for the stars! After your lion’s gate portal meditation, write down your biggest goals and list eight tangible steps you can take toward them. The new moon’s power will help propel these dreams into reality.
  • Work with crystal healing. Creating a crystal grid or programming your crystals with new moon intentions are two great ways to take advantage of the natural manifestation power that the lion’s gate portal offers. Choose yellow or gold-colored crystals to amplify the star-powered energy of this date. (As an astrologer, I recommend pyrite, Lemurian quartz, or citrine.)
  • Plan a personal lion’s gate/new moon ritual. Whether you’re into reading tarot cards, doing candle magic, or just want to use a simple guided meditation, there are lots of lion’s gate portal rituals that will help you connect to the day’s mystical energy. And because new moons in astrology are ideal for fresh starts, it’s a great time to focus on your intentions.

Happy manifesting!

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Midland residents take interest in ‘Michigan’s most cursed road’ in Saginaw by Angela Mulka

In a Midland County Facebook group, one resident asked members to share their stories on Dice Road

Pictured is the Dice Road sign at the intersection of Hemlock Road.
Pictured is the Dice Road sign at the intersection of Hemlock Road.Google maps
Pictured is the Dice Road Cemetery.

Dice Road crosses a rural section of Michigan between Saginaw and Midland, and with three reportedly haunted sites, it could be the most cursed road in the state.

It is one of the most well-documented paranormal cases in the nation’s history. So, it’s no wonder that Midland residents are taking such an interest in the paranormal happenings on the road and in the original home.

The mystery spans over four decades. And, it began with a man named Harold Pomeraning in 1974. 

Pomeraning owned the home on Dice Road in Merrill when the hauntings began. After being terrorized by loud pounding noises inside and outside the home and unexplained fires, he contacted the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies couldn’t figure out what was going on. They checked for footprints, searching for any evidence of people prowling around, and they looked for damage on the exterior of the house. They never could find any physical evidence to explain away the strange occurrences, according to retired Captain of the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department, Fred Clark.

“I would say to a doubter, not to doubt. There are a lot of things that happen in this world that are unexplainable. And, I would also say that many of these things, we’re not to know,” Clark said.

Retired Sergeant of the Saginaw Sheriff’s Department, Charles Frisby, recounts his time at the home.

“This Dice Road corridor is kind of strange,” Frisby said. “We have the cemetery on one end and the Pomeraning home up the road. I heard the noise, I saw stuff out there. I don’t know how to explain it, But, I’ll tell you one thing. I saw it.”

With a scary story to be told, filmmaker Steven “Prozak” Shippy jumped on the opportunity to make a movie about Dice Road as the seventh installment in his “Haunted Saginaw” series.

“To me, when you spend all of those resources and can’t prove anything either way, you did prove that it was paranormal activity,” Shippy told Mlive. “There is no paranormal case in the world with even a tenth of this police activity.”

When Shippy heard about the story, he began doing some research and then he stumbled upon a binder full of police reports about the home. He talked to former officers who worked on the investigation, neighbors and anyone he could find who might know something about the home. He’s also visited the home.

The things seen on a nightly basis are hard to believe. But people of all ages and backgrounds recall stories detailing the times they visited Dice Road.

In a Facebook post in a Midland County community group, Jessica Gambino asked members to detail their experiences. She was inspired to do so after watching Shippy’s documentary.

The post took off. With more than 450 comments, it appears that many have reported encountering something paranormal out on Dice Road.

One commenter said, “I had a friend who lived on Dice Road in the ’70s and saw all the action with police and the investigation with the haunted house! It was real!”

Another Midland County resident, Shannon Schulz, said, “I went with my now husband (fiancé at the time) on Halloween with some friends at midnight. We got there at 11:50 p.m. Nothing. Then, right at midnight, all these orbs or ghosts appeared. Each one was above a grave in the cemetery. Just bouncing up and down. We just about pooped our pants and left. When we were driving there it was clear, but leaving it was foggy and creepy. It was something like a movie.”

Many residents agree that they, “Wouldn’t go there at night for any reason.”

Someone else even said that they went into the woods and got a lady on camera.

This apparition of a woman has been seen several times coming out of the Dice Road Cemetery at odd hours of the night and she could be the source of the strange occurrences. Filmmaker Shippy posits that the Pomeraning home may have been cursed after Harold Pomeraning had a dispute with a neighbor believed to be a witch.

Other Midland residents are not so quick to believe the mystery. 

“I live 1.5 miles from there. One of my patients that just passed is buried there along with his wife and family. I spoke to his kids and brother. None of them have experienced anything. I drive by there all the time, even during the night, and nothing has ever happened. I’m not afraid of any of that stuff,” Nicole Zins said.

So, who occupies the home today?

The owners now, Dave and Louann Larsen, have been there for more than 40 years. 

Never believing their home to be haunted, the Larsens described some strange happenings, like an antique radio making noise when it wasn’t plugged in, and objects being mysteriously moved.

“Louann has a high school friend that was divorced and dating a part time policeman with the Saginaw County Sheriff(‘s Office),” Dave said. “And, he and I went fishing one day. On the way home I said, ‘Hey, maybe next weekend we could have you guys over to our house for a barbecue.’ And he said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘What do you mean no?’ And he said, “I’m not going to your house. That’s all I’m saying. I will not go to your house.’ Come to find out, he had been here, through the sheriff department. That threw up a red flag showing that something had gone on here.”

In addition, Larsen’s two daughters have an eerie story. Growing up they only knew a little about the home, but as they got older, they learned much more.

“My parents went out to dinner and we were here alone, sitting in the main living room.” Julie Larsen said. “We saw a flash outside and my dog started barking and got up on the bay window. And, then we looked and some guy put his face up to the window.”

“It was like a white face. It was literally like a glow,” Bridgette La Joice, Larsen’s other daughter, said. “You couldn’t see much of anything except a round, white head peeking in the window.” 

“We ran into the other room and Bridgette called our neighbor,” Julie said. “It was snowing and there were no footprints or anything. There was nothing.”

Bridgette La Joice wants answers.

“I would like some clarity to it,” she said. “It’s always in the back of my mind now. And, my kids are here quite often and now they’re questioning things.”

Interested in learning more? You can watch Steven Shippy’s documentary, “A Haunting on Dice Road: The Hell House”, on Amazon Prime.

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The Complete Guide to Astrology Sister Signs by Maressa Brown

Turns out, polar opposites in astrology are often perfect pairs.

From the time you first learned to read your horoscope, chances are you turned to astrological compatibility readings to understand how you’d fare with your crush. And these days, it’s more like how you’ll connect with that hot match on Bumble or even your long-term love. But looking at how two signs connect and clash can be useful for an array of relationships, from your friendships to your siblings to your colleagues. And if you’re always finding yourself working on professional projects with Cancers or hitting it off right away with Aquarians, it’s possible you’re making the most of your astrological sister sign.

Here, the basics on sister signs, aka astrology’s polar opposites or polarities.

If you have an actual sibling, you know that you share some traits — your laughs, your eyes, your love of ’90s teen soaps — but perhaps you’re polar opposites when it comes to other characteristics. Your sister is a total workaholic, and you’re a free spirit. Your brother’s a homebody, and you’re a globe-trotter. In astrology, sister signs function in this same way.

The Complete Guide to Astrological Sister Signs


Located six signs or 180 degrees away from one another on an astrological wheel and rulers of opposing houses — say, the first and the seventh (that’s you, Aries and Libras) or the fifth and the eleventh (Leo and Aquarius) — sister signs share the same quality (aka quadruplicities):

Cardinal: These signs are the big-picture thinkers of the zodiac, excelling at brainstorming and initiating, but they struggle with follow-through. They include Aries (fire), Cancer (water), Libra (air), and Capricorn (earth).

Mutable: These signs are the most adaptable of the zodiac, but they can also be indecisive and flighty. They include Gemini (air), Virgo (earth), Sagittarius (fire), and Pisces (water).

Fixed: These signs dig their heels in, for better (say, being up fordoing the work in a long-term relationship) or worse (refusing to change their career path, even if it’s making them sick). They include Taurus (earth), Leo (fire), Scorpio (water), and Aquarius (air).

And you likely already know that there are four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Well, they’re also divided up into what’s referred to as dualities. Fire and Air are the “active” elements, which are more assertive, energetic, and well, action-oriented, while Earth and Water are “receptive,” aka they generally prefer to tune into their emotions and intuition before making their move. Sister signs are always the same duality.

Working to understand your astrological opposite, or sister sign, can help you pinpoint qualities you might be lacking that you could learn from people in your life who possess them, thanks to their astrological placements in that sign. Although we often associate “opposite” with opposition or tension, the word has a much more nuanced application in astrology.

Sure, any opposition can be frustrating, challenging, or even lead to a lot of eye-rolling, huffing, and wanting to pull your hair out (just like the worst fight you ever had with a sibling or BFF). But if you’re up for playing ball with it, an opposition can also lay the foundation for intensely satisfying inner work, common ground, and balance. In other words, people you meet who have a lot of your sister sign in their birth charts could be the ultimate yin to your yang. (See: Everything to Know About Zodiac Compatibility)

Check out the sister sign that pairs with your sun or rising sign. Then consider your moon and possibly even all of your big six (meaning, your sun, moon, rising, Mercury, Mars, and Venus). It could be that you often connect with people who have the sister sign to your rising sign (as that’ll be the sign that rules your seventh house of partnership) or natal Venus (the planet of relationships).

The Sister Signs for Each Zodiac Sign:

  • ♈️ Aries‘ sister sign is Libra.
  • ♉️ Taurus’ sister sign is Scorpio.
  • ♊️ Gemini’s sister sign is Sagittarius.
  • ♋️ Cancer’s sister sign is Capricorn.
  • ♌️ Leo’s sister sign is Aquarius.
  • ♍️ Virgo’s sister sign is Pisces.
  • ♎️ Libra’s sister sign is Aries.
  • ♏️ Scorpio’s sister sign is Taurus.
  • ♐️ Sagittarius’s sister sign is Gemini.
  • ♑️ Capricorn’s sister sign is Cancer.
  • ♒️ Aquarius’s sister sign is Leo.
  • ♓️ Pisces’ sister sign is Virgo.

Aries and Libra

Polar opposites: Aries, the cardinal fire sign and the ruler of the First House of Self, faces off against Libra, the cardinal air sign and ruler of the Seventh House of Partnership. Although both are go-getters, Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of action and aggression, while Libra is a peacemaker first and foremost, ruled by Venus, the planet of love. Aries will literally ask people to fight with them for fun, while Libra will avoid conflict at all costs, even to the point that they get passive-aggressive or ill.

Perfect pair: As initiating cardinal signs, these two are equally psyched to kick off large-scale, sweeping projects. Impulsive, fiery Aries can challenge indecisive, airy Libra to move more quickly to a decision as well as to stand in their sense of self. Libra can help soften Aries’ blustery approach, teaching them how diplomacy and killing your opponent with kindness can often be just as — or even more — effective than handling a conflict like a bat out of hell.

Taurus and Scorpio

Polar opposites: Taurus, the fixed earth sign and ruler of the Second House of Money, opposes Scorpio, the fixed water sign and ruler of the Eighth House of Sex and Death. Ruled by pleasure-first Venus, Bull people basically come in second after Libra for most conflict-averse of the signs, preferring to chill out, soak up beautiful art and sumptuous food, and take it easy. Meanwhile, Scorpio, co-ruled by aggressive Mars and transformative Pluto, is intense about everything, wanting to live their best life in a bolder, more take-charge way. As (eerily) silent as they might outwardly appear, Scorpios have zero chill.

Perfect pair: Taureans are often labeled the most stubborn sign of the zodiac, but the truth is that all of the fixed signs are, and both the Bull and the Scorpion are wired to take a stand — and refuse to back down. That’s why they’re often a match made in heaven for any kind of long-term relationship, whether romantic, platonic, or professional; they both tend to fully commit to making things work, and see eye-to-eye on that intensity. (Both are super-sensual, though, so if the bond is a love or sex-based one, expect lots of sparks.) Taurus can help Scorpio embrace the calmer, more grounded side of life, while Scorpio can help Taurus get comfier wading into the depths of emotion and passion.

Gemini and Sagittarius

Polar opposites: Gemini, the mutable air sign and ruler of the Third House of Communication, sits across from Sagittarius, the mutable fire sign and ruler of the Ninth House of Higher Learning and Adventure. Ruled by messenger Mercury, Gemini is constantly soaking up and disseminating information in a curious, often lighthearted way. Think of the Twins as the chatty, wide-eyed little kids of the zodiac; they’re not ones to take themselves super seriously. But Sag, on the other hand, is ruled by expansive Jupiter, obsessed with knowledge in a far more professorial, know-it-all way that can come off as soapbox-y. Unfiltered and passionate, they’re full of opinions and fervent beliefs.

Perfect pair: Although they might express themselves and function in social settings very differently, both Gemini and Sag are hungry for information, connection, and eye-opening experiences. They’re the two most wanderlust-filled signs in the zodiac and would absolutely love to go on an adventure together, be it global or local. Gemini can encourage Sag to consider a variety of opinions, while Sag can nudge Gemini to adopt a deeper, more philosophical perspective. (See: How to Tune Into Astrocartography, the Astrology of Travel)

Cancer and Capricorn

Polar opposites: Cancer, the cardinal water sign and ruler of the Fourth House of Home Life, opposes Capricorn, the cardinal earth sign and ruler of the Tenth House of Career and Public Image. Ruled by the intuitive, heartfelt moon, emotional Cancer can’t help but nurture others, prioritizing family, their domestic sanctuary, and a sense of inner security. On the flipside, Cap, ruled by industrious taskmaster Saturn and symbolized by the Sea Goat, is determined to climb their way up their own personal mountain to achieve recognition, rewards, and respect. This isn’t to say they’re not also family-oriented, as old-school Saturn offers a love of tradition, but they’re first and foremost driven to cultivate an applause-worthy professional rep.

Perfect pair: While we, as a society, tend to pit home life against work life, the fact is that you’re likely to function best and be most successful in both areas when there’s symbiosis. Cancer and Cap are a clear example of how those two seemingly opposing energies not only can but must work together. Cancer shows Capricorn how to celebrate the joys of home, simply bonding with loved ones, and caring for your emotional core, while Capricorn teaches Cancer the pleasures of being recognized professionally and how to use a pragmatic, steady approach to get concrete results. Ultimately, these two have more in common than meets the eye, as they share a mutual desire to build something that’s lasting and fulfilling.

Leo and Aquarius

Polar opposites: Leo, the fixed fire sign and ruler of the Fifth House of Romance and Self-Expression, sits across from Aquarius, the fixed air sign and ruler of the Eleventh House of Networking and Long-Term Wishes. Ruled by the buoyant sun, self-assured Leo wants to be in the spotlight, have fun, dance, own and use their fierce roar, flirt, fall madly in love, have lots of fireworks-inducing sex… basically be an ’80s pop star. But future-minded, team player Aquarius, whose modern ruler is rebellious Uranus and whose traditional ruler was taskmaster Saturn, is an intellectual idealist focused on what’s best for the collective versus the self. Free-spirited, rational, and eager to strike out against convention, they’re most likely to step into the limelight when they’re marching for a social cause alongside friends or colleagues.

Perfect pair: Leo’s focus on self and tendency to be loud and proud will 100 percent clash with Aquarius’ cool, stoic front and devotion to community. But working together, they’ll realize they need one another’s skills and perspectives. In fact, as two fixed (aka stubborn) signs who believe their way is the best way, they’re a lot more alike than they might initially guess. Leo can teach Aquarius how to promote and brand themselves for the sake of their humanitarian campaigns, while Aquarius can help Leo see outside of their glitzy, glimmering bubble and use their roar for purposes that benefit communal causes that are close to their hearts.

Virgo and Pisces

Polar opposites: Virgo, the mutable earth sign and ruler of the Sixth House of Health and Daily Routine, opposes Pisces, the mutable water sign and ruler of the Twelfth House of Spirituality. Ruled by researcher Mercury, practical, analytical Virgo is all about facts, figures, lists, spreadsheets, and details that come complete with footnotes. And they’re downright gleeful when they can use their info-gathering skills to be of service to their nearest and dearest or colleagues. The Fish, by comparison, is ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams that tends to cloud rational thought. Deeply feeling and slightly psychic, they’re wired to let their emotions, intuition, and imagination take the reins over logic.

Perfect pair: Tending to the minutiae of daily life and your health and well-being might sound like a snoozefest, but Virgos know there can be not only order but also magic in it. Getting your ducks in a row can create space for play and poetry, and that’s exactly what Virgo can impart to Pisces. And Pisces can help Virgo get out of their head and into their heart and spirit, learning to trust themselves to go swimming in the deep end of their most complicated, confusing feelings. Ultimately, both the Fish and the Maiden could realize they’re one in the same as empaths who aim to use their strengths to heal others.

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Astrologers reveal the biggest life challenges associated with your moon sign by Jessica Lindsay

In astrology, every celestial body has an influence in an area of your life.

From the sun that is our core identity and the essence through which we shine into this world, to Venus who dictates the way we love and want to be loved.

A person’s moon sign is said to represent your intuition, feelings, and inner self, and is one of the most important aspects of your chart.

To find out what your moon sign is, visit an astrologer or input your birth time, date, and place into a natal chart calculator. News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from MetroPauseNext video0:00 / 0:00SettingsFull-screenRead More

Once you know, you can use this insight provided by the astrologers at to reveal how your moon sign can affect and influence your life.

Moon in Aries

Biggest challenge: Recklessness

If you have your moon in Aries you have been blessed with an abundance of optimism and a fiery heart. However, your recklessness and direct approach to communication can put you in some difficult situations. You say what you have to say with little to no filter.

With regards to romance you need a partner who will match your fiery side and won’t be intimidated by your blunt manner.

Moon in Taurus

Biggest challenge: Stubbornness

If there are two words to describe someone with a moon in Taurus they are: devoted and grounded. You like your comfort zone where you feel most stable and it’s hard for you to leave familiarity. Once you are fixated on something (or someone) it’s hard for anyone to change your mind.

When feeling bogged down or going through a tough period mentally, a Taurus moon can enter a state of depression in which they won’t feel like leaving their bed, or they will overindulge in the pleasures of life.

Moon in Gemini

Biggest challenge: Revengefulness

Curious and communicative, people with a moon in Gemini are true social butterflies. They love discussing ideas and making their voices heard. Unfortunately, it’s very hard to keep their interest and they can have a very gossipy nature.

If you cross a person with a Gemini moon, they will have no problem using their witty vocabulary to ‘take you down’ with cynical humour.

Moon in Cancer

Biggest challenge: Overprotectiveness

People with the moon in Cancer love to nurture and support everyone around them (most times forgetting they need to apply the same treatment to themselves).

An overly developed empathy, combined with the rapid changes in emotion can make a Cancer moon become overprotective with those around them, who might sometimes feel suffocated.

Moon in Leo

Biggest challenge: Attention-seeking

Loyal and intense, people with the moon in Leo will protect and be very generous to the people they love. And they will do so whilst looking their best, as there is a sense of regality attached to the sign of Leo.

However, if others don’t see them for the majestic beings they are, those with the moon in Leo will feel very underappreciated and might show their dramatic side.

Moon in Virgo

Biggest challenge: Overthinking

People with the moon in Virgo feel the need to be ‘of service’ and they often do so without any need of recognition from it.

They are very analytical towards themselves and will always try to find ways to improve. However, this can lead to them always finding flaws in themselves and overthinking their worth.

Moon in Libra

Biggest challenge: Independence

Those with the moon in Libra want harmony and peace in their lives. They are very diplomatic and natural peacemakers.

Being ruled by Venus, you might feel very unfulfilled if you don’t have a romantic partner in your life and you might hold onto toxic relationships just for the sake of not being alone, which can ultimately lead to your behaviour becoming very passive-aggressive.

Moon in Scorpio

Biggest challenge: Intense emotions

Magnetic, sensual, and mysterious, a person with their moon in Scorpio is one to remember. However, not everyone would be able to handle their intensity.

This sign is loyal and demands loyalty in return. Consequently, you might feel a need to protect your vulnerability, given these strong emotions, putting a wall between your true feelings and the world. This can make you very hard to decipher by those in your life.

Moon in Sagittarius

Biggest challenge: Know-it-all

Optimistic, positive and with a calling for freedom. This is the best way to describe someone with their moon in Sagittarius. You have the need to roam and are a nomad at heart.

Those with a Sag moon also love to be right about any topic they are discussing, especially if it’s something they are passionate about, and they can try to push their biased sense of reality to others.

Moon in Capricorn

Biggest challenge: Uptight

These people are very pragmatic and have a serious and responsible manner. They feel like they need to rise up to expectation and they will do everything in their power to do so.

Your pragmatic approach can also make you very cold and unavailable to those around you, making it difficult for you to create close relationships, especially of the romantic nature.

Moon in Aquarius

Biggest challenge: Unsympathetic

People with their moon in Aquarius have a very unique viewpoint of the world. They look at things objectively and might seem detached, hence why so many people consider Aquarius to be the least emotional zodiac sign.

You tend to need constant change and are not afraid to drop anything (or anyone) if it doesn’t serve you, making some consider you to be quite cold and unsympathetic.

Moon in Pisces

Biggest challenge: Vices

People with the moon in Pisces have an amazing instinct which can be both a blessing and a curse. Like an energy sponge that is always able to tell a change in those around them with extreme accuracy.

Due to a daydreaming nature, Pisces moons have the urge to escape reality and they can find themselves prone to seek that escape through drugs, alcohol and other vices.

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Both astrology and tarot have been around practically since the beginning of time, so it would make sense that they both draw from the same influences. The biggest similarity between the two is that they both incorporate the use of elements: fire, earth, air, and water. In tarot, the four suits of the deck coincide with these elements: wands are associated with fire signs, pentacles are associated with earth signs, swords are associated with air signs, and cups are associated with water signs. Each of these suits has a specific card that is associated with your zodiac sign, and can further speak to your characteristics. Oftentimes, you may find that the cards you pull for yourself may coincide with the dominant element in your birth chart, which is why tarot is such an incredible tool to understand yourself better.

If you’re curious to know if you’re the Emperor or the Devil card or any of the others in a tarot deck, look no further:

Young woman holding a crystal in front of tarot cards, trying to find which one she is based on her zodiac sign.

Aries: The Emperor Card

As the leader of the zodiac, your tarot card speaks to your authoritative nature perfectly. The Emperor card dawns a wise elderly man sitting on a throne with rams on it, a reminder of your assertive, direct nature. You’re always ready to spring into action, and the fiery background of this card proves that to be true. Your card is a reminder of your strength and independence, and if you happen to stumble across this card in a reading, it indicates that you are stepping into a powerful role.

Taurus: The Hierophant Card

Calm, cool, and collected, the card that best describes your down-to-earth nature is the card of the Hierophant. This card speaks to your practicality, despite being a lover of indulgences. The Hierophant card shows a man standing in front of two men below him, guiding them with wisdom. As an earth sign, your grounded guidance can teach others how to best provide for themselves in a productive and efficient manner. You’re traditional, and firmly believe that slow and steady wins the race. Getting this card in a tarot reading indicates that you may need to consult with a spiritual mentor or guide to best assist you on your current journey.

Gemini: The Lovers Card

As the most dual-bodied sign of the zodiac, it makes sense that your card would have two people on it. While the Lovers card can signify romance, it also symbolizes options and decision-making. As an air sign, mental stimulation is something you prioritize in your life, prompting curiosity when it comes to the world around you. There’s so much to learn and discover, and when you pull this card in a reading, it points to connecting with others and identifying your own personal beliefs. Your thoughts and opinions are valuable even if another person doesn’t agree, so remember to stay true to your own opinions.

Cancer: The Chariot Card

Being a cardinal water sign, you find yourself embracing the ebbs and flows of life more than some may believe, but as the moon-ruled sign of the zodiac, you thrive in changeable situations. The Chariot card is a card of encouragement, reminding you to draw upon your inner strength and resilience to achieve your goals. You tend to be a bit introverted, but the Chariot card encourages you to assert yourself and be brave. You will achieve anything you put your mind to.

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Leo: The Strength Card

This one may go without saying, but as a fire sign, you’re about as strong and assertive as they come. Your fiery energy is literally associated with the lion in astrology, so it only makes sense for your tarot card to be Strength. You display ferocious courage in every aspect of your life, and pulling this card during a reading speaks to ready to tackle any challenge that comes your way.

Virgo: The Hermit Card

As an earth sign, you tend to prioritize productivity and problem-solving in your daily life, and your tarot card speaks to you needing to carve out some time to quietly withdraw and prioritize some “you” time. When pulling this card in a reading, you’re being asked to reevaluate your direction to ensure it aligns with your true calling and objectives. If the noise of other people’s problems begin to cloud your mind, it may be time to take some advice from the Hermit card.

Libra: The Justice Card

Being the peacemaker of the zodiac, you strive to treat everyone equally and fairly in your life, which is why the Justice card makes so much sense for you. You’re represented by the scales because you’re excellent at mediation, and can understand all sides of a story with ease. When you pull this card in a reading, it points to making important decisions that will have major consequences, be it good or bad. This card is also a reminder to trust your gut and follow your intuition, the right answer is a lot closer than you make think.

Scorpio: The Death Card

Being the sign that rules transformations isn’t always a walk in the park, because people tend to shy away from major changes in life — but they’re essential, just like the Death card. This card hardly ever actually indicates death; it’s actually a much more optimistic card than people may be led to believe. This card speaks to your ability to rise from the ashes in the face of transformation, something you rarely shy away from. Getting this card in a reading indicates that change is coming, and it cannot be avoided. In order to step into better situations, you have to embrace the “death” of something old to make room for new beginnings.

Young woman laying out a tarot card deck, trying to find the one that represents her, per her zodiac sign.

Sagittarius: The Temperance Card

As the adventure-seeking sign of the zodiac, you’re constantly seeking your next big thrill. The Temperance card is a friendly reminder to find balance in your life, and to take necessary breaks to recover. As a fire sign, you tend to be on the move a lot, but rest and recovery is an essential part of being a high-energy person. Pulling this card essentially points to finding a healthy balance between moderation and overindulgence, which further speaks to your enthusiastic nature.

Capricorn: The Devil Card

As the logical, hard-working sign of the zodiac, it’s easy for you to fall into a negative pattern of thinking, and this tarot card speaks to that perfectly. The Devil card is a reminder not to succumb to negative thoughts and patterns, and pulling this card in a tarot reading indicates that you can overcome any self-doubting thoughts or habits you may be dealing with.

Aquarius: The Star Card

This tarot card speaks to your humanitarian nature perfectly, since it represents hope, faith, and generosity. You’re always willing to go above and beyond for those who may need assistance, and the Star card speaks to bringing in fresh new perspectives and outlooks to your life. If you get this card in a tarot reading, it speaks to renewal, and the start of something new and positive in your life.

Pisces: The Moon Card

As the intuitive sign of the zodiac, it makes perfect sense that your card would be the card that governs over the subconscious mind. This is also the card of illusions, speaking to your adaptable water sign nature. Since you’re so go with the flow, it can be easy to confuse what’s real and what’s not, and pulling the Moon card in a tarot reading reminds you to trust your inner voice if the road is looking uncertain. Use your intuitive compass to guide you, it’ll never steer you wrong.

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“Destination Fear” Is Back on the Road for Another Tour de Terror Through America’s Most Haunted Abandoned Locations via press release from Discovery, Inc.

Season three premieres Saturday, July 24 on both Travel Channel and discovery+

NEW YORK (June 29, 2021) – Wanna go for a ride? Pack up ALL of your courage and get in the RV with paranormal explorers Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman and Alex Schroeder as they hit the haunted highways, byways and back roads of America once again, spending the night inside the nation’s scariest places. Season Three of DESTINATION FEAR premieres Saturday, July 24 on both Travel Channel and discovery+. New episodes will debut Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and begin streaming the same day on discovery+.

Across this season’s eight one-hour episodes, the fear-chasing foursome will be driven to the edge of endurance. Exploring under the harshest conditions they’ve ever faced, and using sensory deprivation tactics to augment their paranormal experiment, this trip will test their mental, emotional and physical strength to the extreme. Venturing inside notoriously haunted locations such as Ohio State Reformatory, the Villisca Axe Murder House and Odd Fellows Home, the team confronts intense supernatural forces – and they quickly learn these entities do more than go bump in the night.

“We’ve been through a lot together but even after all of our dark encounters, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s out there,” said Dakota Laden. “I usually save the worst location for last, but this time I am throwing us head-first into one of the scariest places in the entire country. And I have a few surprises up my sleeve to fuel the terror even more.”

In the season premiere, Dakota takes the team to one of the most frightening and infamous places in America: Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. The death rate was so high at this former tuberculosis hospital that a “body chute” was created to hide the constant flow of deceased bodies from those who were living in the facility. Dakota, Chelsea, Tanner and Alex have dreamed of visiting this location for years, but they’ve always been too afraid to confront the sinister forces lurking within, until now. Facing a dark history of brutal deaths and paranormal violence, the team is taunted by several tortured souls still looming within the abandoned halls. Physical afflictions and ghostly apparitions put the group through the ultimate test of strength and endurance.

“No other season has challenged our limits of fear like this one,” said Chelsea Laden. “It’s really forced us to exceed those limitations and do the unthinkable.” Added Tanner Wiseman, “I think this is the most vulnerable we’ve ever been. Even our pit stops are challenging. It adds a whole new layer to our experience.”

“Everything is extreme, even the locations,” said Alex Schroeder. “And as much as we try to ready ourselves for each situation, nothing can really prepare us for what comes next.”

This season on DESTINATION FEAR:

Episode 1 – “Waverly Hills Sanatorium”

Begins Streaming Saturday, July 24 on discovery+

Premieres Saturday, July 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

The team is back, and their first stop is straight out of a nightmare! They’ve feared Waverly Hills Sanatorium their entire lives, and for good reason. What they catch on video lives up to the location’s reputation as the most haunted in all of America.

Episode 2 – “Missouri State Penitentiary”

Begins Streaming Saturday, July 31 on discovery+

Premieres Saturday, July 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

Dakota blindsides the team when he decides to amp up the fear at what once was the bloodiest prison in America – Missouri State Penitentiary. Chelsea can barely hold it together when the ghost of a child kidnapper won’t stop trying to communicate with her.

Episode 3 – “Fort Knox”

Begins Streaming Saturday, August 7 on discovery+

Premieres Saturday, August 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

The team is left with less-than-warm feelings for Dakota when he hatches a chilling plan to communicate with the dead at an abandoned fort in Prospect, Maine. Things get even more heated when a ghostly caretaker threatens to throw them all out into the cold.

Episode 4 – “Ohio State Reformatory”

Begins Streaming Saturday, August 14 on discovery+

Premieres Saturday, August 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

All bets are off when Tanner picks one of America’s most depraved prisons to investigate – the Ohio State Reformatory, also known for its role in The Shawshank Redemption. He unveils a fear experiment so diabolical that the team is forced to decide whether to part ways or to continue on this road trip from hell together.

Episode 5 – “Greene County Almshouse”

Begins Streaming Saturday, August 21 on discovery+

Premieres Saturday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

Fed up with Tanner’s and Dakota’s experiments, Chelsea picks a revenge location unlike any other. The dark, untapped energy of this Pennsylvania poorhouse is overwhelming, and it forces the team to make a stunning decision to save their sanity.

Episode 6 – “Odd Fellows Home”

Begins Streaming Saturday, August 28 on discovery+

Premieres Saturday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

Alex has a diabolical plan for revenge that quickly turns to regret once he realizes he has unleashed something terrifying on the team. His location, once home to a mysterious secret society that entombed skeletons in the walls of its buildings, will reveal things to the team about their fear threshold that they may wish they never knew.

Episode 7 – “Edinburgh Manor”

Begins Streaming Saturday, September 4 on discovery+

Premieres Saturday, September 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

Six years ago, Dakota and Alex attempted to explore Iowa’s menacing Edinburgh Manor, where it’s said that residents literally slit their own throats to escape the misery. Without a plan, they were chased away by something in the basement. Now they return with the entire team, armed with a new understanding of the paranormal. But they once again encounter something in the basement. Can Dakota turn the tables on the poltergeist known as The Joker?

Episode 8 – “Villisca Axe Murder House and Malvern Manor”

Begins Streaming Saturday, September 11 on discovery+

Premieres Saturday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

In an unprecedented move, Dakota takes the team to not one, but two locations … at the same time! Combined, it will make for an exploration of one of the most gruesome events in American history. A family was brutally murdered in the now-infamous Villisca Axe Murder House, and many believe that a dark and nefarious entity haunts the home. But it’s the seemingly paranormal connection to a hotel 40 miles away that has intrigued Dakota, and he and the team are the first to explore it.

Get an exclusive sneak peek of the new season and hear firsthand from Dakota, Chelsea, Tanner and Alex as they share all of their creepy experiences in the team’s first-ever Comic-Con@Home panel together, taking place July 23-25. The panel will be moderated by podcaster Sapphire Sandalo. Date and time to be announced.

I LOVE this show! I’ll definitely be watching. Calleen

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Dorothy Eady: ‘The Woman Who Lived Two Lives’ by Dominic Smithers

Everyone loves a creepy tale, don’t they? Well, none come much weirder than that of Dorothy Eady, ‘the woman who lived two lives’.

Despite having been born in London in 1904, Dorothy claimed to be the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess and helped experts track down previously unknown historical sites.

Dorothy’s story, which was recently shared on TikTok by reallifeghoststories, started when she was just three years old when she fell down a flight of stairs and was knocked unconscious.

According to some accounts, she was pronounced dead at the time but was somehow revived. And when she woke up, she had a different accent and kept speaking of ‘going home’.

A few months later, Dorothy’s parents took her to an Egypt exhibition at the British Museum, and it was there that she spotted a photo, shouting: “There is my home.”

The picture was of the Abydos Temple of Seti, who was the father of Ramses the Great.

According to the legend, the young Dorothy then asked: “Where are the trees? Where are the gardens?” Before running around the exhibit, kissing the feet of multiple statues.

Dorothy claimed she was the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess. Credit: PA
Dorothy claimed she was the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess. Credit: PA

She became so obsessed with pharaohs, priestesses, temples, ancient Egypt and the idea of ‘going home’ that her parents got a psychiatrist involved.

But nothing could discourage her.

And when she was a teenager, she claimed to have had an affair with Seti I, a pharaoh of the New Kingdom Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.

After looking back into her supposed past life, Dorothy described how she was the reincarnation of a girl named Bentreshyt and had met the pharaoh in the temple gardens she had described when she was just four years old.

After becoming pregnant with his child, it was a capital offence for a priestess of Isis to lose their virginity, Bentreshyt was forced to stand trial. However, she chose instead to take her own life.

In her late twenties, Dorothy moved to Egypt to further her study into her past, and had a child called Sety, even changing her own name to Omm Sety.

Seti I (left). Credit: PA
Seti I (left). Credit: PA

Due to her strong beliefs, locals in Cairo were said to have been frightened of Dorothy, who would allegedly spend nights alone in the Great Pyramid of Giza or leave offerings at the feet of the Sphinx.

When an opportunity arose to work on the excavations at Abydos, she jumped at the chance, and her knowledge of the area proved invaluable, helping the team to locate the ruins of the gardens she described as a child.

But that’s not all.

To test her supposed insight, the chief inspector from Egypt’s Antiquities Department once took her to Seti’s temple, where, in the pitch black, he described a series of wall paintings to her and asked her to walk towards where the images could be found.

She got every one correct despite the fact images of the murals had never previously been published publicly.

Despite her importance to the study of ancient Egypt, Dorothy remained an outsider up until her death at the age of 77, and she was buried in an unmarked grave in the middle of the desert.

Attempts to disprove her claims continue to this day.

Featured Image Credit: Dorothy Eady
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Zodiac babies: 1 in 5 want their child to be born under a certain astrological sign by Chris Melore

NEW YORK — For plenty of prospective parents, there’s a lot of planning that goes into starting a family. For some horoscope fans though, they’re taking their passion for astrological signs to the next level.

A new survey finds one in five Americans would consider planning a pregnancy around what astrological sign they’d like their child to be. The poll of 2,000 respondents, split evenly by zodiac sign, also reveals Millennials are particularly picky about their future baby’s star sign (31%), with Gen Zers (25%) following closely behind. Apparently, lining up a baby’s star sign is a modern trend, as baby boomers were the least likely to say they planned a pregnancy around their baby’s potential star sign (5%).

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Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of, the survey goes beyond respondents’ potential parenting plans and asks about the overall role astrology plays in their lives. Researchers find over half the poll (53%) believe astrology is “real,” with Tauruses the most likely to trust the power of the stars (63%). Geminis (59%) and Aquariuses (58%) round out the top three. Meanwhile, Leos, Capricorns, and Scorpios admit to being the most skeptical about astrology and their horoscopes.

Even then, the average American checks their horoscope two times a week, with Tauruses leading the pack again. Forty-two percent say they feel luckier after checking their horoscope. This may be why over two in five (44%) are likely to turn to astrology before making a big decision — especially Geminis (52%). Also, respondents express the most concern about finding a soulmate who matches with their stars. In fact, the number one thing Americans consult their horoscopes about is their love life (49%).

It’s love at first sign

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If people could choose their astrological sign, the most popular picks are Scorpio, Aquarius, or Taurus. As for the most attractive signs, people can’t seem to resist Geminis, Leos, and Aries. Those who fall under the sign of Aquarius and Taurus round out the top five attractive star signs.

“Horoscopes play such an important part in our daily lives since they are a guiding force in good times and in bad,” says Ankur Daga, CEO of, in a statement. “People turn to astrology to give them answers that they can’t find anywhere else — and part of that is because it comes from within.”

The average survey-taker loves talking about astrology, so much that it comes up in conversation about twice a week. Respondents say it even helps to build friendships, with 38 percent saying they’ve become friends with someone after learning they’re the same sign.

The average respondent adds they’ve used astrology as an icebreaker four different times. Forty-three percent even say they’d be likely to strike up a conversation with someone wearing an astrology-themed item.

“It’s always nice to wear something with meaning and a connection to you,” Daga adds. “They are deeply personal and create a more illuminating understanding of the self. What better way to show that you’re proud of who you are than to wear it for everyone to see?”


  1. Taurus 63%
  2. Gemini 59%
  3. Aquarius 58%
  4. Aries 56% (tied)
  5. Pieces 56% (tied)
  6. Virgo 56% (tied)
  7. Cancer 51%
  8. Sagittarius 50%
  9. Libra 50%
  10. Scorpio 49%
  11. Capricorn 44%
  12. Leo 43%

Personally, I think we should leave this up to the soul of the child. I truly believe they pick. After all, I had 2 children born on the cusp…. one a Gemini was 1 hours and 18 minutes from being a Taurus; the other a Libra was 3 hours and 18 minutes from being a Virgo. Both are beautiful beings, and both had in mind precisely what astrological traits, along with what astrological chart, blessings and challenges, they wanted. For me, being an astrologer, it appears obvious. Others might think I’m mad. BUT… I’m pretty sure there are no coincidences, everything happens for a reason. And my two souls wanted what they wanted. Weird to plan around the birth date according to sign. The baby souls will likely decide the outcome anyway. Still, interesting to know. Calleen

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