Richard Senate's Haunted World
new class for kids—I am one of the few old timers out their who will work with kids.  for me its a fun challenge.

new class for kids—I am one of the few old timers out their who will work with kids.  for me its a fun challenge.

The strangling Tree—a mythic plant and the focus for Cripto-Biology—the search for odd plants. Like Bigfoot—no luck in finding this tree but they have found some things in remote parts of the earth—a big pitcher plant that can eat a fox. 

The strangling Tree—a mythic plant and the focus for Cripto-Biology—the search for odd plants. Like Bigfoot—no luck in finding this tree but they have found some things in remote parts of the earth—a big pitcher plant that can eat a fox. 

Great picture—the light in the attic is a bit spooky.  Think its in Midwest someplace.

Great picture—the light in the attic is a bit spooky.  Think its in Midwest someplace.

Do you see a ghost woman in the window? Olivas Adobe in Ventura. A very haunted place.

Do you see a ghost woman in the window? Olivas Adobe in Ventura. A very haunted place.

From a Haunted Hotel. Would you spend the night there?  Room Service?

From a Haunted Hotel. Would you spend the night there?  Room Service?

Upcoming tours and classes for the Fall. It will be a busy time for me.

New Classes being offered in Ventura, CA.

New Classes being offered in Ventura, CA.

Who sees ghosts?

'Creative, imaginative people see ghosts,  Cold, Selfish people do not.  Even wonder why there are more ghosts in Hollywood than Wall Street?”

                                                                           Richard Senate

Monsters linked to UFOs—The flatwood monster is the best known. Some even believe Bigfoot might be a UFO driver!   One fact exists—These creatures and UFO landing sights all have high EMP readings. Is their a link?   What do you think?

Tombstone symbols

Let’s Visit the Cemetery! What should be on your gravestone?

Symbols found on gravestones

Cemeteries are long rumored to be haunted. Old Cemeteries are filled with unique art and if you know the symbols they can tell a great deal about the people who are interned there. Here is a short list of symbols and meanings:

Lamb of God——Grave of a child

Alpha and Omega——Beginning and end

Anchor—— Hope for eternal life— a Member of the Masons

Angel—— A guide to heaven, a religious person

Anvil——The creation of the universe by God—grave of a blacksmith

Apples—- salvation, The grave of a redeemed sinner.

Arrow—— Death of a martyr, someone who sacrificed for others.

Beehive—- Industry and faith, symbol of a member of the Mormon faith.

Bell—— Church, a religious person. A member of the protestant clergy.

Bible or Book—- Book of life, a member of the clergy or deeply religious person.

Bird—— Peace—-messengers of God. A suffering person has found peace.

Bones——Death, Earth to earth, dust to dust (with skull)

Boat——- The journey to the next world, or grave of a sailor.

Broken Bud or vine—-A life cut short, grave of a young person.

Butterfly——Resurrection, the soul leaving the body for heaven.

Circle—— Eternal Life—No beginning no end—Grave of a committed Christian.

Clasping hands—— Farewell until we meet again in heaven.

Coffin——-Death comes for all

Comedy-tragedy masks—— Drama, the grave of an actor.

Cross—-a Christian’s gravestone

Crown—Victory over death!

Crown with cross— A Roman Catholic’s Grave.

Daisy—— Innocence, grave of a young child.

Dogwood—— Resurrection, grave of someone who suffered in life.

Drapery——- Mourning of a family member, someone beloved.

Eagle———- Symbol of a military man.

Eucharist Cup or Goblet—- Blessed in Christ, an unmarried woman.

Eye—— The eye of God, Grave of a Free Mason.

Father Time—— Time Marches On—someone who lived a long and productive life.

Fish——-A symbol of the Christian Faith.

Flame—- End of life

Gate—— the golden gate, entrance to Heaven.

Hand holding a heart—-a person of great charity.

Hands Praying——A pious person in life.

Harp——Singing praises to God, also a musician.

Hourglass—- passing of time—-a saintly person.

Humming bird——- An infant’s grave.

Ivy——- a person with many friends.

Knot—— A loving marriage for many years.

Lion—- A strong, moral person who always did the right and noble thing.

Lamp—- wisdom, the grave of a teacher.

Menorah—- A Jewish grave, also a good religious woman.

Moon—- Rebirth, a hard worker in life.

Morning Glory—— Young Love, beauty cut short.

Mortar and Pestle—— The grave of a druggist or pharmacist.

Music——Grave of a composer, music teacher or musician.

Oak leaf—-The grave of someone who had a long life.

Owl—-Wisdom, a teacher or librarian.

Palm Tree——Victory over death!

Passion Flower—- Symbol of Christ and the church.

Poppy—Eternal sleep well earned from a long life.

Rabbit——Humble person, giving, a mother’s grave.

Scales—- A lawyer’s grave of a judge, symbol of duty, justice.

Scroll—symbol of the scriptures and someone who lived there lives by the scriptures.

Shell—— Symbol of baptism, and pilgrimage to a holy place.

Skull—— Symbol of death

Sleeping Child—- Victory over death, grave of a child.

Snake——Eternal life—

Star—- The Star of Bethlehem, the star of creation.

Sun—— soul traveling to heaven.

Sunflower—- devotion to God or the grave of a spiritualist church member.

Tree—- weeping willow, Mourning for a beloved family member.

Urn —-The soul

Woman clinging to a cross—The rock of ages, a devout religious person.

Woman holding a cross—-Faith

Wreath—-Victory over death.