Woman in the Paranormal Interview: True Ghost Story (Part 4 of 5)by Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Nov. 10, 2009, under General Paranormal, Ghosts and Hauntings, Life, Paranormal
This is part 4 of my interview with Alexandra Holzer, daughter of Hans Holzer who was known as “Father of the Paranormal” and “Father of Ghost Hunting,” who is an accomplished paranormal authority herself.
Question 5: What paranormal experience have you had that truly stands out in your memory? During your upbringing with the prevalence of ghosts, has anything surprised you?
One in particular was when I was with my Parisian grandmother, Rosine Claire. She is my mother’s mother and still of the living aged ninety-nine. I would frequent Long Island, New York often to visit her and in one place she resided had some activity that went unexplained. I was around the age of eight, same as my second daughter and it would just be my Nana and I.
Upon my visit, after we settled in and had a meal, it was very quiet. She lived in a gated community by the bay in a town called Patchogue. It was deafening, the silence, especially coming from the city with all the cars whizzing by below your window. Suddenly, we both heard faint singing from downstairs. Nana had been anxiously awaiting my arrival to share this experience as she was like a kid in a para-candy shop. Now, the way these apartments were set up, you either live on the upstairs part with a balcony or choose the downstairs walk in with patio. She was the upstairs apartment. The faint female voice would stop, then as Nana and I held our breaths to hear again, she’d start up again. Nana’s eyes were wide and she told me this has been happening for some time.
I don’t know what ‘possessed’ me, ahem, but I threw myself down on the floor and placed my ear on her yellow shag carpeting to get a better listen. Burnt my face in the process. The sound vibrated into my ear and I heard a voice whisper my name. That was it. I jumped up and said, “Game over!” I was so scared yet excited at what I had just experienced. Of course, the apartment below had been vacant for months as no-one had been renting for a while. The people next door were at work as Nana knew everyone and their schedules.
Nana is psychic and had so many stories she’d tell me growing up and she felt this was the spirit of a woman that was passing by. I couldn’t get to sleep that night. I wanted to know more. Also I wanted to stick around for her next show. She could certainly carry a tune.
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