Ghosts in Sedona AZ

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Ghosts in Sedona AZ


Several years ago I met a good friend in Sedona for a day hike.  It started out as a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky and a temperature of about 70. The hike was a relatively short hike, maybe about two miles up to the top of Devil's Arch. Just about at the top of the  hill, there are several caves that you must walk through to make it to the top. It's kind of cool and creepy at the same time.



We brought our backpacks with lunch and a book of  Indian Medicine Cards (which seemed like a fun thing to do as it was a sacred Indian area). After lunch we pulled out the Indian Medicine book my friend began picking Indian Cards for a project she was working on. Supposedly the cards will show you the way towards success and what you also need to be aware of as possible pitfalls.  Who knows...maybe they do or maybe they don't really do that......BUT what happened next was scary - very scary.



Where we were sitting had a straight drop of about 500 or 600 feet down. Obviously one needed to be careful while close to the edge. All of a sudden I had a sudden urge to jump off the ledge. It was like I was being 'pushed' from behind. Yes I know that sounds bizarre - because it was very bizarre to me too. It happened a 2nd time, only a little stronger of a push feeling. Now most of you know I'm a very rational, down to earth kind of gal and this was kind of freaking me out.



I didn't say anything to my friend - until it happened the 3rd time. The 3rd time the 'push' was very hard and it felt real. Again I know it sounds bizarre - because it was VERY bizarre to me. It scared the bejeebers out of me.


I looked up at my friend and said - WE NEED TO GET OFF THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN RIGHT NOW.  She saw the look on my face and knew wasn't kidding around. We picked up our stuff and hightailed it down to the first cave.  Within 30 seconds it was thundering and lightening all around us.  And I mean intense lightening like I've never seen before!  Had we been on top of that hill to the safety of that cave,  I highly doubt I'd be here today writing this real ghost story.  We ended up having to spend about 2 hours or so in the cave until the storm died down. We were cold and wet but that was just fine by both of us.


Were the strong PUSHES to get off the hill real? You're damn straight they were real. I don't  have any idea of who the PUSHES were from but I'm awfully glad somebody on the other side was looking out for us girls on the hill.  Following 'whoever's' advice that day saved our lives and I am forever grateful to him/her.  Spooky and Creepy - yes -  AND very grateful that a ghost was looking after us on the hill!


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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

That is a freaky, scary story and I don't doubt it was very real. Most would have been spooked by something like this. You are very fortunate to have made it down the mountain safely, and you have a spooky, creepy story to pass down!

Oct 29, 2015 10:45 AM #18
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a very pretty area of AZ, and in reading you tale, I can picture the mountains as well.

Oct 29, 2015 12:35 PM #19
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


That would feel spooky to feel like someone is trying to push you off the mountain. Your right it would be time to leave . . . . fast.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 29, 2015 12:35 PM #20
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

What tribe was the ghosts? 

Great story.

Sam Shueh

Oct 29, 2015 01:38 PM #21
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

What a lovely story. I'm glad you are well. Ghosts or angels who knows:)

Oct 29, 2015 04:28 PM #22
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Anna. This is some story and I think there was more to it than your gut. That said, whatever it was, glad you were safe.

Oct 29, 2015 11:21 PM #23
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would have high tailed it out of there too. It was a sign to get out of there and glad you did 

Oct 29, 2015 11:47 PM #24
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Anna -- yeah, kinda freaky --- hmm but I wonder if Dick GreenbergBelinda SpillmanDebbie Laity or someone else from Colorado made a special brownie recipe for you and your friend to take along on your adventure.  Just sayin'.

Oct 30, 2015 01:57 AM #25
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Anna - Okay, that's pretty creepy, but knowing you, I'm sure it happened as you describe. At least it was a good ghost.

Oct 30, 2015 03:06 AM #26
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Michael Jacobs has a very funny comment. I don't bake, Michael. 

Someone was looking out for you, Anna Banana Kruchten. I do believe that. What a very interesting story. It gave me the chills. 

Oct 30, 2015 08:47 AM #27
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Anna Banana Kruchten 

Wow, that is quite story, but whatever the explanation it was for the good. I wonder if that somehow relates to the vortexes they say are in a number of places in Sedona?


Oct 30, 2015 01:48 PM #28
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

There are people who would say that your spirit guides were sending you a it your little voice or what you you learned...listening is th key !

Oct 30, 2015 10:03 PM #29
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Well, I'm very happy you had a "friend" with you on that mountain, Anna. I believe in guides.  

Oct 30, 2015 10:42 PM #30
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Anna, yes spooky but I do believe you had a ghost or angel telling you to get off the mountain...whew so glad you did!!

Oct 31, 2015 12:01 AM #31
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yikes Anna! I got the chills reading your story and your photos adds to the mystery, so glad you listened to your intuition and left the area.

Oct 31, 2015 02:54 AM #32
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HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
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Nov 02, 2015 05:00 PM #33
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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What an eerie tale, Anna. I have goose bumps now, just reading about it. Premonitions, ghosts, angels -- who knows? It's a tale worthy of Kimo's "win"

Nov 02, 2015 07:12 PM #34
Tammy Lankford,
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Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I believe that we're sometimes guided by spirits of those who came before us and I think you were that day.  

Nov 02, 2015 11:37 PM #35
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

A good read Anna B.  I'm glad you were (almost) pushed to the . . . Outer Limits! 

Nov 03, 2015 02:22 AM #36
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Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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You never know how you can use your photographs when you take them...Congratulations on your win!

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