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I’m Back!

My new office. Inspirational! How do you like my fairy lamp? Hubbie thinks it looks like a horror writer’s lamp. What?

Hiya, I’m back. In case you were wondering what happened to alien/ghost/monster hunter…Me. I’m back. Sorry for the long absence. Thankfully, my husband, kids, and I have been able to avoid Rona thus far. So not the reason.

We sold our haunted, freakishly BIG house in Colorado and moved into another — yes haunted not big — house.  (At least I get the feeling it’s haunted, but more on that subject in a later blog.)

We downsized. And we needed to. Desperately. The house was way too big and involved much upkeep. Anyone who thinks they want a big house, I’d say: Resist.

Some of my new neighbors. Pretty darn cute. And inspirational also.

Big homes are not what they are made out to be. Unless, you are rich enough to hire maids, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, and the list goes on. I now understand the popularity of Tiny Homes. 

The move was gruling. My husband and I didn’t know if we could find a home we both loved. (I mean, I was all about a Tiny Home. Less work for me. Right? He was not, however.) And because the home we moved from was so freakishly BIG, we had much to move. 

My streets of gold. I think I’m in heaven.

Plus, since we didn’t have a home to move into, where were we to put all the crap stuff we’d accumulated? And the biggest obstacle, we had no WiFi. Our tiny ski resort town was overrun with tourist this summer and fall, trying to escape Rona. 

WiFi was a fugitive as well as storage facilities.  I figured all the Rona escapees rented storage places in town to ferret away their toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies.

We found solutions, of course, but it’s been hell since my last blog on August 18. 

Hopefully, this will be the last time I have to take a leave of absence from you. I missed you guys. 

Upcoming Blogs

Despite my turbulent months, friends and many of my readers did not abandon me. They have been shooting me tons of blog topics. 

Two caught my interest and will be posted as soon as my research is completed on the topics.

First Topic

Fairies, have you ever given them much thought other than when reading Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings?

One will be on fairies. They actually exist. (Did we ever doubt?) My friend, Maggye, sent me photographic evidence, which I will share with you. You are probably thinking: Oh, yeah, sure. Probably doctored photographs. But no. Not doctored. Promise.

Even Maggye’s husband, Tom, who is an astrophysicists and of the scientific minded, had no explanation. 

(Now, I’ve never given much thought to fairies — except when I directed and my high school students performed Peter Pan. We had the best Tinker Bell ever! Cup of tea raised to Jessica and my Peter Pan cast wherever you are.)

But these photographs definitely tweaked my interest. In this blog, I’ll delve into fairies, their history, and if they exist.

Second Topic

Have you seen the movie Mothman? My friend, Lynette, sent me a news article dated October 13, 2020 from The Singular Fortean Society eNewspaper. It reports a postal worker saw a seven-foot tall, red-eyed creature at O’Hare International Airport.

This creature bares some resemblance to Mothman. We’ll investigate to find what is truth and what is fiction. Is he real or just some sensationalized gimmick to draw in readers?

Speaking of…

… sensationalized journalism, a new friend of mine, Mike, introduced me to a writer I bet few of you have heard of or read.

Revenge of the Chupacabra by [Kyle Abernathie]
Revenge of the Chupacabra by Kyle Abernathie is an excellent read.
Kyle Abernathie of Lubbock, Texas wrote Revenge of the Chupacabra. It’s his debut novel. Thus far, it’s an excellent read and Abernathie is an exceptional writer. 

The main character is a journalist hoping to land a job with a high-profile newspaper. First, however, he settles for an assignment with a publication that deals mostly with sensationalized news. This leads him in search of the elusive Chupacabra. (BTW there is a real twist in the story.)

I haven’t finished it, but it reminds me a little of Stephen King’s Outsider. Mainly because of the lore that is entwined within the story. 


The Sound of Rain by Ravikant Svateerth. A book of short, wonderful poems.

I connected with a poet on LinkedIn and bought his book of poetry. His poems helped me cope with all the stress in my life. They are short and for everyone. They evoke a sense of peace and spur a bit of philosophical thinking.I highly recommend.

If you enjoy poetry and if you are looking for something to relieve the stress in your life, grab a copy of The Sound of Rain (Come Again) by Ravikant Svateerth. He’s from India.


I love hearing from you. Tell me about your favorite books or anything weird and wonderful that you’ve encountered. Do you believe in fairies? Mothman? Chupacabras?

See you on the flip side. Stay safe from Rona. I’m happy to be back. 

The Probe’s Mission Statement

The Probe is a blog devoted to the exploration of the unexplainable, to finding the truth in occurrences that resemble science fiction, and to researching and reporting on topics that could be flung upon the wall of weird.

New posts are featured when inspiration knocks. Or my readers/friends tell me to get busy because they need something to take their minds off 2020 — the year nightmares came true. 

        Always thinking of our little Fox. RIP little guy.
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2 replies on “I’m Back!”

Hope you are enjoying the house!! I love what you did with the office. Perfect place for the lamp I left. 😎😁🤗

Oh thank you Chris. We are absolutely loving the house. It is very inspiring for me. Thank you for stopping by my blog too. Hope you and your beautiful family are well and safe.

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