I wanted to just talk about what happened with my ex wife and I and of course Mackey’s. After I came home from Mackey’s the 1st time hunting there, everything changed for me. Right away we could notice something had followed me home from there. My ex-wife and I would share the same nightmares at night and went threw some crazy paranormal stuff. My nightmares had to do with this white bearded old guy that was always trying to get her and I. We would wake up at the same time at night. She would wake up screaming or out of breath. She would wake and talk about things that had to do with places I hunted. We would share the same dreams and the stuff that happened around the house was indescribable. One time we went to reach for a glass out of the cabinet and the glass just shattered into a dust pile instead of just broken glass. A framed poster drilled into the wall was thrown to the ground. The crazy thing is that when looking at the holes in the wall after it fell off, they were still perfect holes. No gravity pulled it down, it was pulled out and thrown to the floor. I tried to debunk it as gravity but there was no way. Crazy scary sounds and an old man talking was the icing on the cake on certain nights.
Now my ex-wife is a tough cookie and can handle all this, but I was gone all the time and it really worried me to know she was left alone in that house. See I at that time lived in Oregon and would fly out to a location and shoot. Then I would fly to Vegas and watch X-cam footage for a few days. Finally go fly home after 8 to 16 days. I was really never around much. When I did come home that’s when things got crazy. After about 4 lockdowns later I realized a little kid spirit followed me home from Scotland and was hiding things on us like the remote control and other important stuff. This is when I realized that my life would never be the same again. With all this happening all the time I got scared for her when I was gone. The dreams I had were the final straw. They would be about her and the spirits trying to get her. Also, the dreams would be about my children (If I had any, which I do not have) and they would be cursed along with my family. Now this dream happened all the time. So when you put the paranormal activity that happens around the house and the dreams you realize that this might just be real and you fear for your loved ones.
I really started to fear for her and her safety especially when I was on the road. Add all this up, plus the fact that I would be going to many more spots in the future. This made me really think about her more than myself. Being on the road can also take a toll on things and it wasn’t fair to her for me never to be around and deal with what I brought home. Again she is a tough cookie and could handle it even if she did get scared once in a while. But after time it would have gotten worse for us both. How do I know, because I’m living it still but by myself. The stuff I go through at home with spirits is scary and I’m glad she doesn’t have to go through it like I am now. Sometimes you have to think of others safety before your own. Plus, how fair is it to her when I’m always out on the road shooting.
The craziest thing is when I’m at Mackey’s or watch the Mackey’s episode and she calls me up and asks, “are you ok?Are you watching something to do with Mackey’s?” It’s almost like she knows when I’m in trouble. She was there for me from the beginning of all this and helped me through a lot. We are still best friends and we hang out a lot. She has moved on and is happy with her boyfriend. We all hang out and are great friends. I have so much respect for her and will always be there for her. I feel like in a way I kept her safe from my job. The Hell I go threw at home with spirits following me points out that I did the right thing. This job has its price but finding out answers is what I need to do when it comes to the after-life and what haunts me. I believe that I was supposed to do this for some reason. Now its time to figure it all out… if I can.
- Aaron Goodwin