She’s definitely creeping it real.
Beckie-Ann Galentine travels across the U.S to uncover the forgotten pasts of spooky locations – and now shares her travel experiences with greater than 600,000 followers on TikTok and over 75,000 on Instagram, aiming to inform unheard stories of death and different experiences of grief.
She said: ‘I like sharing sides of grief that individuals aren’t used to. Grief is sort of a roller coaster. There are highs and lows in certain tales. Like someone actually married their husband after he passed away. At first, that is unusual. But then, who’re we to guage people for his or her grieving process?’
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Beckie-Ann Galentine travels across the U.S to uncover the forgotten pasts of spooky locations
The 31-year-old influencer developed a fascination for all things ghostly after growing up in an antique store in western Pennsylvania. But exploring supposedly haunted and abandoned places became her full-time profession when she moved to Connecticut a number of years ago.
She said: ‘Recent England really embraces the weird. All over the place I went, even people I worked with or people in passing were like, “I even have this ghost story” or “I even have this thing happening.” So it really was born out of trudging through the worst a part of the pandemic.’
Beckie-Ann has now explored quite a few abandoned locations including haunted hotels, forests and even amusement parks across central and southern American states.
She said: ‘My first experience of ghost hunting was form of like an October activity. I just said to a friend of my brother “let’s go ghost hunting”.
‘We walked up the road to a cemetery and had a flashlight, a point-and-shoot camera and an inexpensive flip phone. After about quarter-hour we got frustrated and we put all our stuff away and said, “Let’s go home – that is ridiculous.”
‘In that moment, we turned off our flashlights and we were calling my mum to return and pick us up. And out of the corner of my eye I see this glowing sphere.
Beckie-Ann has now explored quite a few abandoned locations including haunted hotels, forests and even amusement parks across central and southern American states
‘It was just so wispy and strange on the dark sky. I could see it float in between two trees.
‘It hovered for about 15 seconds while we sat and discussed if I saw something or not and it just floated down perfectly. It just glided with no sound surrounding us.
‘It felt just like the world had stopped for a second. It got here in between my friend and me, and we jumped in opposite directions. So the confirmation of getting someone witness something like that’s what validated it for me.
I like sharing sides of grief that individuals aren’t used to. Grief is sort of a roller coaster. There are highs and lows in certain tales
‘I knew I saw something.
‘It modified my life after that and it consumed all of my time. I used to be showing up late to class because my friends and I were out going to cemeteries, abandoned train stations, schoolhouses – wherever we could go to attempt to match that encounter.’
Despite travelling far and wide to seek out supernatural activity, Beckie-Ann claims that one in all her most frightening experiences happened at home.
Above are scenes from Beckie-Ann’s TikTok videos, with the image on the left showing the abandoned Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. On the precise is a staircase in Saratoga County Homestead, also called Homestead Sanitarium, a former tuberculosis sanatorium in Windfall, Recent York
On the left is a scene from Beckie-Ann’s TikTok video about her visit to the Lost Children of the Alleghenies memorial in Ilmer, Pennsylvania, which pays tribute to 2 young boys – Joseph and George Cox – who died tragically within the late 1800s. On the precise is Beckie-Ann on the Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
She added: ‘I had a shadow figure come into my house while I used to be sleeping a number of years after my first experience. I used to be sleeping and the door flung open.
‘There was a full figure – I could almost see the sunshine of their eyes. I attempted to get up my partner but I had sleep paralysis and I used to be like, “That is how I die.”
‘After which I smelled this horrible smell like mothballs – worst smell I’ve ever smelled. After which it exited my door and went into my roommate’s room. So I used to be like, “Okay, my roommate got here into my room.”
‘The following day I get a call and my roommate is attempting to work out what happened. Whatever was within the room, touched my roommate’s leg after which wisped down the steps but never exited the home.
Beckie-Ann has shared her paranormal experiences with over half one million TikTok followers and goals to inform unheard stories of death and different experiences of grief
‘He also smelled the mothballs. I’d probably write it off if I didn’t experience it with another person.’
Beckie-Ann understands that many individuals won’t imagine that these experiences happened but doesn’t let that stop her from sharing these stories online.
She said: ‘I’m not within the business of convincing sceptics. To me there isn’t any value in fighting tooth and nail with someone that doesn’t imagine. If someone has not had that big one like my sphere experience, I understand why someone won’t be able to imagine.’