Have you ever felt like someone was in the room with you, only to turn around and no one was there? Have you ever caught a glimpse of a shadow in the corner or your eye, realizing you just saw something, but cannot tell what it was? How about that bump in the night, searching only to find nothing has fallen? For Thad and Tina Drake, of Auburn, the answer is quite simple… it’s a spirit.
The husband and wife team who make up the Kentucky Spirit Seekers are believers in those who have died, but are stuck somewhere in between. Perhaps it is a friendly spirit who just needs a little shove to get where they are going. Or maybe it’s someone who has something to do before being able to depart to that natural next step. Or the worse case scenario, it’s a spirit that is not friendly and is causing havoc in your household.
Kentucky Spirit Seekers was recently founded this year, however, the Drakes have been believers for much longer than that. They got their start by hanging out with the BG Ghost Society, who provided a lot of education in the field.
“We are paranormal investigators,” said the Drakes. “We help people seek the answers of the unexplainable. We have been enthusiasts for a very long time. We love being able to help people reach out to their loved ones for answers or for closure. We do all we can to find answers to the “bumps in the night.”
The Drakes do not provoke spirits or deal with demonic spirits, nor do they help with dark cases. They say they can cleanse your home or business if needed, and will not change a dime to do so.
“We are not helping people for profit or for exposure,” said Thad. “We understand there are many skeptics out there that are non-believers in the spirit world, but we do want to be taken seriously in what we believe.”
The Drakes use very expensive and elaborate equipment in their work. From an Sb-7 spirit box and EVP to Ovilus, cameras, motion detectors, recorders, digital video and voice recorders. They also utilize computer analysis to help them capture what others can’t see.
“We have experienced many spirits over the years,” said Tina. “People will call us and say something is going on in their house they cannot explain. We will go in with our equipment and stay from a few hours to a few days. Then we will share our evidence with them and get to work on how to move the spirit out.”
Thad admits he was not always a believer in the paranormal. He said he had to experience it, and see proof of it first hand before he was convinced.
“When I was a kid I always had a sense there were spirits, but I just pushed it aside like most people do,” said Thad.
Tina was a believer much longer than her husband. She considers herself a Empath. Empaths are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions. They feel everything, sometimes to an extreme, and are less apt to intellectualize feelings. Intuition is the filter through which they experience the world.
“We have found that children that have passed are drawn to her,” said Thad.
The couple says they are not pushy about their beliefs, and do not try to make believers out of those who do not willingly feel it is possible that spirits do exist. They both consider themselves Christians and actually use their faith during their experiences with those on the other side.
“We cleanse a house by saying prayers and blessings of anything that may be dark,” said Tina. “We just want to help people that are living and that have passed on. We help locally and we will travel if necessary. Fear sometimes keeps people from being open to the possibility of believing in spirits. If you keep yourself open, you will see what is around you.”
For those interested in learning more about the Kentucky Spirit Seekers, you can access Thad and Tina Drake on Facebook at Kentucky Spirit Seekers non-governmental organization.
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