DATELINE: Noir Papillion?
Our summer of paranormal messages continues its barrage of weekly activities.
The latest visitor to our little corner of spooky alley is a black butterfly. It might have piqued our interest in normal times, but over the past few weeks, it has become a culmination of strange events.
According to some experts in mythology, “Irish and Celtic legends say that black butterflies are also the souls of deceased people who are unable or unwilling to move on to the afterlife; they may return to the place they once lived or somewhere they were fond of visiting when they were alive.”
If you have followed our adventures, you may recall that three days in a row, we had a visit from a gold finch. We had never seen one around here previously, in person, but to have it show up for an afternoon tea break for three separate visits was fascinating. The totem mythology of gold finches is their spiritual impact, sending positive vibrations.
After a tropical storm not a few days earlier, we discovered a white quartz rock, flat and unusual, next to the car that also seems to have positive predictive qualities if you follow the buzz on the Internet.
So, should I be surprised when a few days ago a black butterfly sat on my car’s windshield before I could adjust my eyes and grab the camera. A few friends told me it was bad luck and not to drive the car for a while.
A Haitian friend who knows his voodoo told that the black butterfly is feared as a portent of death to come.
This morning the black butterfly returned, and he sat on my white garden chair. He stayed long enough for me take a video.
Investigating its meaning, I discovered the old Celtic legend about a spirit returning to its old home for a visit.
None of this would matter much except for the long history of my home, once the residence of two victims of the Titanic in 1912. Now, one of them has taken up regular stays in my library where paranormal experts and psychics have been in ecstasy over the ghostly presence. We have had more than a few seances!
Now, a series of physical and totem experiences has made the theory more concrete for me. Gold finches, white crystals, and black butterflies. It is a summer to remember.
Dr. William Russo is author of several Titanic books: Tales of a Titanic Family, Chess-mate from Titanic, Spooky Geology & Titanic. All are available in print or ebook format on Amazon.com.