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The presence of Michael Jackson‘s spirit was detected by a psychic investigator during a Halloween party at the house he grew up at, and while his children were nearby.

Paris and Prince Jackson hosted a Halloween party at the Jackson family home in Encino, also known as the Hayvenhurst house. The party served as a fundraiser for the Dee Dee Jackson foundation, who was Tito Jackson‘s late wife and the mother of TJ, Taj and Taryll.

Joe and Katharine raised all the Jacksons, including Michael, at the home … Katharine has since relocated to Calabasas, but Paris moved in to the old pad last year.

The event was also attended by psychic detective Troy Griffin who was walking around giving readings to guests when he picked up on the spirit of Michael Jackson while standing in the backyard. Griffin said the area feels, “Like it was a playhouse for him. It feels like this could be his escape when he was a kid.”

As Griffin was channeling MJ’s spirit … Paris rushed by him, the timing is pretty shocking.

https://theblast.com/michael-jackson-halloween-hayvenhurt-spirit-paris-prince/

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World’s Top Psychic Detective Has Frightening Experience Searching For The Long Island Serial Killer
by Rick
Published: 17th October 2017 @ 10:29

Troy Griffin has been labelled as the world’s top intuitive consultant & psychic detective because he specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases.

Recently, while out in Long Island, New York, USA, Troy was helping in the unsolved case of the “Long Island Serial Killer” around the Jones Beach State park area in the region. To date, and to the best of the police’s knowledge, this killer(s) has claimed seventeen victims, all who were involved in the sex industry offering their services through Craigslist. So far, the seventeen bodies have all been found in several locations within a ten-mile stretch of the beach, but Troy personally believes that there are more bodies that have not been found yet, possibly further down the beach, and that is what brought him to the area originally to help in the search.

While searching along the beach area, Troy found an old pair of boxer briefs with material deteriorating. And that is when things got spooky / weird.

According to eyewitnesses, as soon as Troy picked up the underwear, the winds started to haul and the temperature starting to drop. Troy could immediately feel the presence of someone watching himself and his team. As Troy and his team put the boxers into an evidence bag, the sky started to cloud up, blocking the daylight from the beach area.

Troy tells Shocking Times exclusively that out of all his cases so far, this was “One of the scariest feelings I have ever had, and I do not want to go back to that area!”

The Long Island Serial Killer case is still unsolved to this day, and still haunts the Jones Beach State park area and its residents / the families of the victims.

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Troy Griffin is the world’s top Intuitive Consultant & Psychic Detective. Troy specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He donates his services and time to police forces and private investigators around the country to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and answers to help solve the case. It is truly a unique skill set and ability and Troy travels around the United States helping those in need.

BACKGROUND:

Tory Griffin is the world’s top Intuitive Consultant & Psychic Detective. Troy specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He donates his services and time to police forces and private investigators around the country to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and answers to help solve the case. It is truly a unique skill set and ability and Troy travels around the United States helping those in need.

BACKGROUND:
Troy Griffin was born in a military family. He grew up on a small island (Whidbey Island) in Washington State. He found that island to be mystical and spiritual. He has been married for 26 years and has a son who is 24.

STRUGGLE:

Tory Griffin is the world’s top Intuitive Consultant & Psychic Detective. Troy specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He donates his services and time to police forces and private investigators around the country to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and answers to help solve the case. It is truly a unique skill set and ability and Troy travels around the United States helping those in need.

BACKGROUND:
Troy Griffin was born in a military family. He grew up on a small island (Whidbey Island) in Washington State. He found that island to be mystical and spiritual. He has been married for 26 years and has a son who is 24.

STRUGGLE:
At the age of 10, Troy used to work in strawberry fields as a picker. He used to make $.25 per basket. It was hard for him but his energy level was good and kept him going. This energy was completely opposite from what the energy he used to face at home between his parents. According to Troy’s memories, his dad was not supportive at all and his mother at the time was only concerned about wealth and fame. Due to this situation, he was forced to take care of himself since he was eleven and working in fields all summer long was a way for him to be surrounded by happy people, escaping the horrible, evil and negative energy from home.

DISCRIMINATION:
Later Troy Griffin started working as an ice cream seller. He used to sell Italian ice at sporting events, concerts, and other public events. He used to work six days a week after school. He used to make extra money after selling every tray. According to Troy, he never used to enjoy the same things that other kids used to like, such as attending a party, going to movies or just hanging out. Between school and his job, he used to get exhausted but still used to manage as he was in need of money. His mother only used to give importance to his sister, while ignoring him.

GOD GIFTED BLESSING:
At his sixth-grade camping trip In Orcas Island Washington he felt connected to a monk that was on the island. He actually was gifted with the sense of intuition. Later, at the age of 17, he met other intuitive people which actually helped him in using his gift/talent. Most of them used tarot cards. People kept on telling him that he was intuitive. But at the age of 18, he met his mother-from-another mother in Los Angeles, CA. She knew from her own intuition that Griffin was intuitive and began giving him books on psychic abilities and psychic development.

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS:
Over the next few decades he worked in the real estate industry and owned a few successful companies only using his intuition with close friends, or when being asked questions. He would answer the questions with what he saw or thought, never admitting that he was intuitive. When things happened the way he said they would he would chalk it up to a “gut feeling.” While on the flip side when things he said did not happen or come true, he would think that is interesting, guess his gut was wrong on this or that. “He never thought it was from his intuition more just a gut feeling.”

ACCOMPLISHMENT:

Tory Griffin is the world’s top Intuitive Consultant & Psychic Detective. Troy specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He donates his services and time to police forces and private investigators around the country to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and answers to help solve the case. It is truly a unique skill set and ability and Troy travels around the United States helping those in need.

BACKGROUND:
Troy Griffin was born in a military family. He grew up on a small island (Whidbey Island) in Washington State. He found that island to be mystical and spiritual. He has been married for 26 years and has a son who is 24.

STRUGGLE:
At the age of 10, Troy used to work in strawberry fields as a picker. He used to make $.25 per basket. It was hard for him but his energy level was good and kept him going. This energy was completely opposite from what the energy he used to face at home between his parents. According to Troy’s memories, his dad was not supportive at all and his mother at the time was only concerned about wealth and fame. Due to this situation, he was forced to take care of himself since he was eleven and working in fields all summer long was a way for him to be surrounded by happy people, escaping the horrible, evil and negative energy from home.

DISCRIMINATION:
Later Troy Griffin started working as an ice cream seller. He used to sell Italian ice at sporting events, concerts, and other public events. He used to work six days a week after school. He used to make extra money after selling every tray. According to Troy, he never used to enjoy the same things that other kids used to like, such as attending a party, going to movies or just hanging out. Between school and his job, he used to get exhausted but still used to manage as he was in need of money. His mother only used to give importance to his sister, while ignoring him.

GOD GIFTED BLESSING:
At his sixth-grade camping trip In Orcas Island Washington he felt connected to a monk that was on the island. He actually was gifted with the sense of intuition. Later, at the age of 17, he met other intuitive people which actually helped him in using his gift/talent. Most of them used tarot cards. People kept on telling him that he was intuitive. But at the age of 18, he met his mother-from-another mother in Los Angeles, CA. She knew from her own intuition that Griffin was intuitive and began giving him books on psychic abilities and psychic development.

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS:
Over the next few decades he worked in the real estate industry and owned a few successful companies only using his intuition with close friends, or when being asked questions. He would answer the questions with what he saw or thought, never admitting that he was intuitive. When things happened the way he said they would he would chalk it up to a “gut feeling.” While on the flip side when things he said did not happen or come true, he would think that is interesting, guess his gut was wrong on this or that. “He never thought it was from his intuition more just a gut feeling.”

ACCOMPLISHMENT:
Everyone has a different idea of success. Griffin’s biggest accomplishment was the ability to help others move forward in a life situation and/or finding closure. Helping others and making a difference. His most important accomplishment in life was his family which included his wife, son, and acquaintances. They stood by him through all ups and downs. Another accomplishment was that he learned how to trust God and himself. Believing and using the gifts he has been given, has guided him to a higher spiritual path.

ABILITIES:

Tory Griffin is the world’s top Intuitive Consultant & Psychic Detective. Troy specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He donates his services and time to police forces and private investigators around the country to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and answers to help solve the case. It is truly a unique skill set and ability and Troy travels around the United States helping those in need.

BACKGROUND:
Troy Griffin was born in a military family. He grew up on a small island (Whidbey Island) in Washington State. He found that island to be mystical and spiritual. He has been married for 26 years and has a son who is 24.

STRUGGLE:
At the age of 10, Troy used to work in strawberry fields as a picker. He used to make $.25 per basket. It was hard for him but his energy level was good and kept him going. This energy was completely opposite from what the energy he used to face at home between his parents. According to Troy’s memories, his dad was not supportive at all and his mother at the time was only concerned about wealth and fame. Due to this situation, he was forced to take care of himself since he was eleven and working in fields all summer long was a way for him to be surrounded by happy people, escaping the horrible, evil and negative energy from home.

DISCRIMINATION:
Later Troy Griffin started working as an ice cream seller. He used to sell Italian ice at sporting events, concerts, and other public events. He used to work six days a week after school. He used to make extra money after selling every tray. According to Troy, he never used to enjoy the same things that other kids used to like, such as attending a party, going to movies or just hanging out. Between school and his job, he used to get exhausted but still used to manage as he was in need of money. His mother only used to give importance to his sister, while ignoring him.

GOD GIFTED BLESSING:
At his sixth-grade camping trip In Orcas Island Washington he felt connected to a monk that was on the island. He actually was gifted with the sense of intuition. Later, at the age of 17, he met other intuitive people which actually helped him in using his gift/talent. Most of them used tarot cards. People kept on telling him that he was intuitive. But at the age of 18, he met his mother-from-another mother in Los Angeles, CA. She knew from her own intuition that Griffin was intuitive and began giving him books on psychic abilities and psychic development.

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS:
Over the next few decades he worked in the real estate industry and owned a few successful companies only using his intuition with close friends, or when being asked questions. He would answer the questions with what he saw or thought, never admitting that he was intuitive. When things happened the way he said they would he would chalk it up to a “gut feeling.” While on the flip side when things he said did not happen or come true, he would think that is interesting, guess his gut was wrong on this or that. “He never thought it was from his intuition more just a gut feeling.”

ACCOMPLISHMENT:
Everyone has a different idea of success. Griffin’s biggest accomplishment was the ability to help others move forward in a life situation and/or finding closure. Helping others and making a difference. His most important accomplishment in life was his family which included his wife, son, and acquaintances. They stood by him through all ups and downs. Another accomplishment was that he learned how to trust God and himself. Believing and using the gifts he has been given, has guided him to a higher spiritual path.

ABILITIES:
The unique thing about Griffin was that he was not afraid of letting people know that he was a Christian. Many people forbade him to use the gifts he was blessed with as it was against God’s will. He was not afraid of telling his religious belief to other people. He used to respect every person no matter if he is with him or against him.

Tory Griffin is the world’s top Intuitive Consultant & Psychic Detective. Troy specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He donates his services and time to police forces and private investigators around the country to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and answers to help solve the case. It is truly a unique skill set and ability and Troy travels around the United States helping those in need.

BACKGROUND:
Troy Griffin was born in a military family. He grew up on a small island (Whidbey Island) in Washington State. He found that island to be mystical and spiritual. He has been married for 26 years and has a son who is 24.

STRUGGLE:
At the age of 10, Troy used to work in strawberry fields as a picker. He used to make $.25 per basket. It was hard for him but his energy level was good and kept him going. This energy was completely opposite from what the energy he used to face at home between his parents. According to Troy’s memories, his dad was not supportive at all and his mother at the time was only concerned about wealth and fame. Due to this situation, he was forced to take care of himself since he was eleven and working in fields all summer long was a way for him to be surrounded by happy people, escaping the horrible, evil and negative energy from home.

DISCRIMINATION:
Later Troy Griffin started working as an ice cream seller. He used to sell Italian ice at sporting events, concerts, and other public events. He used to work six days a week after school. He used to make extra money after selling every tray. According to Troy, he never used to enjoy the same things that other kids used to like, such as attending a party, going to movies or just hanging out. Between school and his job, he used to get exhausted but still used to manage as he was in need of money. His mother only used to give importance to his sister, while ignoring him.

GOD GIFTED BLESSING:
At his sixth-grade camping trip In Orcas Island Washington he felt connected to a monk that was on the island. He actually was gifted with the sense of intuition. Later, at the age of 17, he met other intuitive people which actually helped him in using his gift/talent. Most of them used tarot cards. People kept on telling him that he was intuitive. But at the age of 18, he met his mother-from-another mother in Los Angeles, CA. She knew from her own intuition that Griffin was intuitive and began giving him books on psychic abilities and psychic development.

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS:
Over the next few decades he worked in the real estate industry and owned a few successful companies only using his intuition with close friends, or when being asked questions. He would answer the questions with what he saw or thought, never admitting that he was intuitive. When things happened the way he said they would he would chalk it up to a “gut feeling.” While on the flip side when things he said did not happen or come true, he would think that is interesting, guess his gut was wrong on this or that. “He never thought it was from his intuition more just a gut feeling.”

ACCOMPLISHMENT:
Everyone has a different idea of success. Griffin’s biggest accomplishment was the ability to help others move forward in a life situation and/or finding closure. Helping others and making a difference. His most important accomplishment in life was his family which included his wife, son, and acquaintances. They stood by him through all ups and downs. Another accomplishment was that he learned how to trust God and himself. Believing and using the gifts he has been given, has guided him to a higher spiritual path.

ABILITIES:
The unique thing about Griffin was that he was not afraid of letting people know that he was a Christian. Many people forbade him to use the gifts he was blessed with as it was against God’s will. He was not afraid of telling his religious belief to other people. He used to respect every person no matter if he is with him or against him.

OVERCOMING TRAGEDIES:

In his personal life, Troy has suffered tragedy since he was very young. As a young child, his mom treated him as if he was not a part of the family. In Troy’s own words, he “felt unwanted”. He overcame this when he met his “mother-from-another-mother” who spent hours with him discussing his feelings and helped him through his young adulthood. He later faced many other tragedies in his business and faced crises. But in the end, he survived. He told people that he is not a victim because he survived. He is a survivor living in the same house he fought for, having a successful business and been afforded the opportunity to be and continue to be blessed.

GOALS:

Tory Griffin is the world’s top Intuitive Consultant & Psychic Detective. Troy specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He donates his services and time to police forces and private investigators around the country to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and answers to help solve the case. It is truly a unique skill set and ability and Troy travels around the United States helping those in need.

BACKGROUND:
Troy Griffin was born in a military family. He grew up on a small island (Whidbey Island) in Washington State. He found that island to be mystical and spiritual. He has been married for 26 years and has a son who is 24.

STRUGGLE:
At the age of 10, Troy used to work in strawberry fields as a picker. He used to make $.25 per basket. It was hard for him but his energy level was good and kept him going. This energy was completely opposite from what the energy he used to face at home between his parents. According to Troy’s memories, his dad was not supportive at all and his mother at the time was only concerned about wealth and fame. Due to this situation, he was forced to take care of himself since he was eleven and working in fields all summer long was a way for him to be surrounded by happy people, escaping the horrible, evil and negative energy from home.

DISCRIMINATION:
Later Troy Griffin started working as an ice cream seller. He used to sell Italian ice at sporting events, concerts, and other public events. He used to work six days a week after school. He used to make extra money after selling every tray. According to Troy, he never used to enjoy the same things that other kids used to like, such as attending a party, going to movies or just hanging out. Between school and his job, he used to get exhausted but still used to manage as he was in need of money. His mother only used to give importance to his sister, while ignoring him.

GOD GIFTED BLESSING:
At his sixth-grade camping trip In Orcas Island Washington he felt connected to a monk that was on the island. He actually was gifted with the sense of intuition. Later, at the age of 17, he met other intuitive people which actually helped him in using his gift/talent. Most of them used tarot cards. People kept on telling him that he was intuitive. But at the age of 18, he met his mother-from-another mother in Los Angeles, CA. She knew from her own intuition that Griffin was intuitive and began giving him books on psychic abilities and psychic development.

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS:
Over the next few decades he worked in the real estate industry and owned a few successful companies only using his intuition with close friends, or when being asked questions. He would answer the questions with what he saw or thought, never admitting that he was intuitive. When things happened the way he said they would he would chalk it up to a “gut feeling.” While on the flip side when things he said did not happen or come true, he would think that is interesting, guess his gut was wrong on this or that. “He never thought it was from his intuition more just a gut feeling.”

ACCOMPLISHMENT:
Everyone has a different idea of success. Griffin’s biggest accomplishment was the ability to help others move forward in a life situation and/or finding closure. Helping others and making a difference. His most important accomplishment in life was his family which included his wife, son, and acquaintances. They stood by him through all ups and downs. Another accomplishment was that he learned how to trust God and himself. Believing and using the gifts he has been given, has guided him to a higher spiritual path.

ABILITIES:
The unique thing about Griffin was that he was not afraid of letting people know that he was a Christian. Many people forbade him to use the gifts he was blessed with as it was against God’s will. He was not afraid of telling his religious belief to other people. He used to respect every person no matter if he is with him or against him.

OVERCOMING TRAGEDIES:

In his personal life, Troy has suffered tragedy since he was very young. As a young child, his mom treated him as if he was not a part of the family. In Troy’s own words, he “felt unwanted”. He overcame this when he met his “mother-from-another-mother” who spent hours with him discussing his feelings and helped him through his young adulthood. He later faced many other tragedies in his business and faced crises. But in the end, he survived. He told people that he is not a victim because he survived. He is a survivor living in the same house he fought for, having a successful business and been afforded the opportunity to be and continue to be blessed.

GOALS:

Tory Griffin is the world’s top Intuitive Consultant & Psychic Detective. Troy specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He donates his services and time to police forces and private investigators around the country to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and answers to help solve the case. It is truly a unique skill set and ability and Troy travels around the United States helping those in need.

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Troy Griffin: The World’s Top Psychic Detective Sep 26, 2017

What do you do when a family member or friend has gone missing and you start fearing for their life? What do you do when the police just can’t simply solve an investigation? What do you do when someone has been murdered, yet no body has ever been found? Well, you call up Troy Griffin!

Troy has been labelled as one of the world’s top intuitive consultants and psychic detectives who specializes in psychic investigations of unsolved murders and missing person(s) cold cases. He is hired by police forces, private investigators and people to use his psychic abilities to help validate, provide new clues and/or answers to help solve the case.

Crazy right?! Well, The Levity Ball sat down with Troy for an in-depth interview to learn more about his unique career, abilities, skeptics and his biggest case he has worked on so far: The Long Island Serial Killer out of Long Island, New York.

1. How did you first realize your talents as a psychic and decide to do this as a career?

I realized my gifts around the age of 12 at my six-grade camping trip on Orcas Island, WA. I remember sitting on my bunk and having moments when I would know what someone was going to say before they said it. I would have thoughts/pictures in my mind about what was going to happen before they happened. Both of which are really kind of “normal” in the scheme of things and some of us are open to them and some just think of it as one time “coincidence.” At this time, I felt that everyone had the same thoughts or knew the same things, thinking it was “deja vu”. Over the next three decades of my life, I would have people, some I knew and some I didn’t, ask me questions about something in their life, jobs they had applied for, current girl friends as wives, lost wallets, etc. I would answer the questions and when I was correct, I would call it a gut feeling and honestly never thought about it being intuition or “listening”. At the age of nineteen I meet my mother-from-another-mother Patti in Los Angeles when I was an entertainment radio talk show host. When I saw Patti, as time permitted, she would give me psychic books for me to take with me and read. Books like “How to develop your psychic gifts” along with others over the years. When I received the books, I accepted them with a thank you for sharing these with me and usually placed them in the recycle (trash) when I would return the rental car. Oops, I just let that cat out of the bag, Sorry Patti. I had friends that were intuitive, some working psychic phone lines and others doing tarot readings who wanted me to use my gifts. I always blew off the suggestion as I did not feel I was good enough, nor did want to learn how to read cards or use divination tools which were just not my thing (and still not to this day) as I felt this was too ritualistic and creepy to me. At age of 26, I married wife of 26 years (2017) a pastor’s daughter and pretty much kept my gifts to myself with only a few knowing I had this gift. Early on in my marriage, my wife realized and accepted them, but really did not understand them. She would also ask me questions or hear others ask me questions resulting in most of these questions coming to fruition. She would see my emotional changes that I could go through in a matter of seconds if I felt strong energy or negative things, watch me cry at television show (and this is embarrassing, TV commercials) but not saying much when this happened. I remember one night in our first home, I was in a deep sleep and speaking with someone which woke her up. She didn’t wake me up because my side seemed to be with someone familiar to her. She listened for a bit and then woke me asking me who I was talking to. I told her I was talking to her dad and gave details on his mannerism, the clothes he was wearing and what we talked about. and she immediately knew I had been speaking with her dad. What was unusual was he had passed a few years before we were married and I never had the opportunity to even meet him. Another experience that happened in this house was when I was visited by a family from the Victorian years in the hallway above the stairs. It must have been around three in the morning when I was awoken and stepped outside the bedroom door where there was a family of four with a bright light behind them … Dad mom, daughter and son in the hallway. These spirits did not scare me and I knew that they were at my home because they need something from me, they needed acknowledgement that I could see them and I believe they needed me to tell them that was alright to move on and moved into the light… I have never seen them again. Strange things over the years keep happening, things being removed off walls with the nail or hook still in the wall and other happens in our house and my wife took most of these experiences in stride until things she really liked went missing. Then, oh boy did I hear about it. Many years went by as we continued our daily lives until 2009, when my life changed while I was at a friend’s gift shop getting a card for my wife. This particular shop carried a line of birthday and holiday cards my wife liked so I stopped in and as I was talking to the shop owner, Cyndi (who also is intuitive and read cards), a friend of hers came into the shop and Cyndi introduced me to her. After the introductions, Cyndi and her friend started chatting when her friend looked at me and said “are you psychic?” I was stunned for a minute as no one had ever asked me that before, I paused a minute and without knowing why, I said “yes, I do have psychic gifts”. She then proceeded to tell me that she was working a case with a family of a missing women and the Bronx Police Department. She gave me the name of the missing women and said that she feels her boyfriend was involved. Once she said this to me I started to see in my mind, pictures, places and things and started to tell her what was coming through, without my thinking about it. I felt as though it was the boyfriend, they had an abusive relationship, she was murdered and was in a crawl space at one time and the weapon used was a heavy like lead pipe. I know that the murderer/the boyfriend did not work for a pipe company but was probably in construction. Later on, I found out that I was pretty accurate, so accurate that the woman who told me about the case didn’t want to speak with me again. Cyndi the shop owner said she was upset that I blew her case out of the water before she could. After that I worked on another case back east and was correct about that one as well. I spent about thirty-days soul searching about these events and if this was my calling. What would family, friends, society and religion think about me and this. I decided that what others thought did not matter as I believe this is my calling and my gifts are God given so I followed my calling.

2. What did your friends and family think when you first told them what you could do and see?

My family and most friends did not know what I could do and see. I kept it to myself until my experience at the gift shop in my mid 40’s. Once I started my private practice they started to learn what I do through our conversations or seeing media on me. Overall my friends were supportive as they think it is cool. As far as family, there are mixed feelings. In a conversation with my brother-in-law who is a pastor back east, we talked about my work and readings about 95% of which we discuss God and religion. My brother-in-law felt that this may be my way of ministering. On the flip side, I have a sister-in-law who is totally against it because of her belief system. Although she had not spoken with me about her beliefs, she made them very clear at a lunch we had with one of my wife’s cousins who was in town. At the lunch, the cousin asked me what I did for a living and I told him that I was an Intuitive that offers private readings and work with the police and detectives on unsolved murders and missing persons’ cases. As soon as it was out of my mouth, my sister-in-law said “that’s evil!” I think half the restaurant heard her say it. We have never had a close relationship and will never have one. I consider it as one person’s uninformed opinion as they do not understand nor even asked questions about what I do.

3. Did you encounter a lot of skeptics when you first started out and turned your talents into a career?

In the beginning I did not encounter a lot of skeptics as I was on a low key place figuring things out. The skepticism really came forward when the media got wind of my work and that I am not afraid to say that I am Christian. Today, I get skeptics from around the world but I block it as negative energy and quite honestly I do not care.

4. What do you say to people who “don’t believe” in what you can do?

I say to people who “don’t believe” in what I do that we all have intuition whether it comes from a maternal instinct, a gut feeling, a hunch or something they have thought about in the future that has come true. With religious skeptics, I tell them that the Old Testament was law while the New Testament gives us grace. Reading the New Testament says we should use our gifts whether it is a gift of being a doctor healing others; a gift of numbers being an accountant; a gift of being a counselor helping others, etc. My gifts were given to me to help others and if you don’t take the time to read the Bible and for those who just say it is wrong, they have not taken the time to learn about gifts like mine to form a better opinion. Many things written of in the Bible were foretold through visions and signs and relayed by people who had them and were sometimes known to have dreams and visions and they were not the priests. I had one experience at a small church my wife and I were attending and we both liked. This church was going to start small study groups. The group that caught my attention was on the prophets in the bible. I thought this would be interesting to learn more. I thought it best to reach out to the pastor who only knew by name and as I wanted to let him know what I do in case anyone in the church or this small study group Googled my name, they would learn what I do for a living and I did not want to cause any issues within the church. And if someone did find out what I did and mentioned it to the Pastor he wouldn’t be blindsided. So we went to coffee and had a good conversation where I felt he was receptive and understood a little bit about what I did. I was having a public “group reading” in town and sent him an invitation. In my invitation, I wrote that I would like him to attend to really see how I work and what I do. To learn that I am not worshiping the devil, etc. The Pastor’s response was one that made me feel the rapture had begun. It seems the Pastor had written a book on what I was doing as wrong, how he would never associate with such an event and how he was going to help bring me to God. After my WTH, I wrote back to him of my disappointment and that I have already found God. I wrote that I thought he was ignorant and as a “man of God”, preaching to others the word of God, a person that took an oath to minister “all” of God’s children, including me, that he was not a true believer of God in every way as he was not open to understand other children of God. He was ignorant for staying away, saying what he felt was safe. I heard that one of his sermons was on gay people and how the church would not allow them to worship there. I believe that what you put out into the universe, the karma, will come back and bad karma doesn’t always feel very good when it returns.

5. You have used your talents to help police and investigating agencies solve some big cases, including murder and missing persons cases… How does it feel after you have helped to solve one of these? What is your general process in helping to solve a case?

When I learned that I helped a case, I feel some satisfaction because I still know that there is a loss for the family and friends that will never leave them and they will always live in their hearts. Yes, they may find answers and may see someone get convicted in some cases, it still leaves an empty hole inside of them with the love one(s) who was murdered or one who never is found. I feel this and it hurts me as well as I put my heart and soul into doing the best and “listen” to all that want to speak. Each case becomes a part of me and when I am done, although I have taught myself that when I close the case file for good, I have done the best I can do, it still has a place in my heart and soul. Sometimes for me, it is hard to move forward. On missing person cases when the missing person(s) are found and I have had been part of it, it makes me feel like I did something good. Most of the cases I work on with missing person(s) do not come out with a live victim. Again taking a piece of my heart and soul. As far as my process with a case, I have to first see a picture of the missing person(s) or murder victim. I have to see if I can connect through the eyes, a way for me to do remote viewing. If I can’t connect with the person, then I am not able to help and must decline to work on the case not wanting to give false hope by guessing. The cases I do take, once I have connected with the eyes, I start to see pictures, places, and things that I feel are connected to the case. I then look at the last know location usually through Google maps and Google earth allowing my intuition to lead me. As I work on a case it may take me an hour or days and even months. My thoughts and vision may come quickly or they may come over time. I have so many things running through my mind that I have to work the puzzle figuring out what piece goes to what case or person. Once the information starts to flow I usually work on a white board where I write the information I have collected from my intuitive journey along with my notes. Some cases I do on-site visits in which I again allow my intuition to guide me and usually end up in trenches, sewer pipes, mud, water, etc. I am not what I consider a typical psychic investigator or typical psychic for that matter and when I get involved, I am involved 110% and I am not afraid of jumping in and getting dirty, turning over stones, etc. Maybe this is why I feel so invested and they weight on my heart. I ask questions, speak with people and do what I can without jeopardizing the official investigation in anyway. Once I feel and double feel that I have done all that I can do, I have turned over every stone I can and truly know that I have done my best, then I will prepare a report and send it to the proper party for review. One of the hardest part of my job is that the system usually takes a very long time making the perpetrator feel he had gotten away with his act. The years it can take forces me to not get involved and I can’t focus enough to find what I need so I do not follow up on cases due to the time involved. I usually have another handful of new cases I am working on and needs my focus.

6. What would you say has been your biggest case so far to work on?

The biggest case I have worked on so far is probably one of my serial killer cases, the Long Island Serial Killer out of Long Island, NY. This case has seventeen (17) murder victims so far that are connected to the sex industry through Craigslist found deceased on a ten-mile (10) stretch of beach on Long Island. This case is still open and I am not sure if they want to solve it at this time. This case has had world wide publicity, lots of money pouring in out of curiosity and/or a missing girl of their own. A book written called “Lost Girls” that is now being made into a movie, a series of shows on People magazine television show, etc., etc., etc. Disheartening.

7. What is something people should be aware of when trying to hire someone like yourself elsewhere? How do you spot a fraud?

First, realize that not many intuitive, psychics, card readers,etc can do investigations although many will list that they do and try to convince you they do. I personally would not work with a psychic that uses cards on these types of cases. Don’t just take their word that they do they cases because they list it on their FB or website. Look into cases they have worked on to see if there is any real validation that they have through the media and/or reviews. Remember, talk is cheap. Check them out just like you would check out a doctor or electrician. When you do find someone that you think can assist you, see if they can connect with the victim without much input from you. When I say “connect” which I don’t say generally, I mean not superficially connected. (i.e. oh she was so kind hearted, loved life, had lots of friends, blah, blah, blah). Have them tell you something that they couldn’t have read somewhere. Something personal about the person you are seeking. An example I can use about making sure they can connect is a case I worked on in my home State of Colorado. I had a missing person/murder case where I met with the victim’s mother and we discussed the case to where I was able to connect with her daughter. We had the same conclusion on what we feel happened to her. How the mother knew I was connected was through many things that come to me that no one else knew. One of the things I can remember clearly is that I asked her to tell me about a psychedelic teddy bear. The connection there was that her daughter kept in her car, in the front a small psychedelic teddy bear. This had never been disclosed and nor was any evidence in pictures shown of this teddy bear. Always remember to go with your intuition, “listen” don’t be consumed by general information, think about it overnight and if possible speak to several psychics. Don’t be afraid to say “no” if you do not believe in them. The consultation with a professional intuitive on a case should be free and if they want to charge you to look at the case, move on!!!

8. Have you ever been scared by some of the things you have uncovered when doing your readings with people?

Yes. In my private practice readings, it always scares me when people are suicidal or start to speak about evil things they have participated in or have done themselves or to themselves. I remember years ago I had a client, male client that felt as though he really was possessed and the rituals and ceremonies he said he did scared the heck out of me. Other times I usual get scared with clients in readings is when they walk in and I feel and know there is something evil with or about them. I get scared on some of my investigation work when I walk into a situation and just get straight up scared from the bad energy. The Long Island Murder case was one of these cases that scared me. It was a real scare being on the same beach that seventeen victims were found. I felt like someone was watching me. Sometimes when I walk into a house or place I immediately get scared from the energy that is left there. When this happens, I have to keep telling myself that there is nothing there that can hurt me and I do not allow evil in. Sometimes it is a challenge.

9. What is the best advice you have ever received?

Be honest with yourself. Believe in you, and trust yourself.

10. What is one thing in the world you would change if you could?

Hate. We live in a world that is full of hate against the color of our skin, our different belief systems, hate from politics, hate is everywhere and affects us all. I would change hate to peace. I feel it is impossible to love one another as the Bible tells us to do, but if we could find peace within each one of us, then I believe loving one another could follow.

11. When you are not speaking with ones who have passed over, what else do you enjoy doing?

On the business side, I enjoy motivational speaking. I love to try and inspire others to be the best they can be. Privately, I enjoy life and living, spending time with my wife, son, my mother-from-another-mother who has learned the hard way she has lots of buddies but a true friend is someone you would give a spare key to your house or car to and our two dogs; having a nice meal or gathering with friends, strolling on a beach, reading, traveling to explore new places that inspire me. I am eager to learn new things about all people and their cultures, architecture, technologies, world events, etc.

12. And finally, how can people connect with you to learn more and hire you?

Through my website at: www.psychicmediumtroy.com or to submit cold cases: coldcases@tlgriffinllc.com

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Michigan State University

Summary: Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of suicide in sections of Europe and Asia, according to new research.
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Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of suicide in sections of Europe and Asia, finds new research by a Michigan State University scholar.

In Catholic-dominant Western and Southern Europe, residents appear to be placing less importance on God and religion and have less confidence in religious institutions. In East Asia, traditional faiths such as Buddhism and Confucianism focus on individual spirituality rather than collective spirituality, which entails social support and moral guidance.

“Secularization and the individual pursuit of spirituality are two important factors that weaken the strength of local religious communities, and this reduces the protective nature of religious participation against suicide,” said MSU sociologist Ning Hsieh, whose findings are published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Suicide is one of the 20 leading causes of death worldwide. While the religion-suicide relationship is hotly contested among researchers, the current study is one of the first to examine that relationship outside Western industrialized countries.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the study analyzes data on suicides and religious participation from 1981 to 2007 in 42 countries encompassing seven regions. Religious participation is measured by the percentage of people attending religious services at least once a month

Hsieh found that religious participation is related to higher suicide rates in:

Southern Europe, which includes Croatia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain
Western Europe, which includes Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands.
East Asia, which includes China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
The regions are classified by geography except for English-speaking countries, which are grouped based on shared cultural values. Those countries are Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Religious participation protected against suicide in many countries in the English-speaking region as well as in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Northern Europe.

Hsieh said the United States and other Western countries outside Europe, including Australia and Canada, have also experienced secularization, albeit more slowly than Western and Southern Europe. The United States in particular remains more religious than most Western societies, she said, in part due to immigration and more decentralized political and educational systems that are inclusive of religious views.

Although suicide is a global health concern, Hsieh noted, suicide prevention should consider regional and local norms, values and religious institutional circumstances.

“Without a careful consideration of context, a policy that is effective in one country or region may aggravate suicide risk in another,” she said.

Michigan State University. “Does religion protect against suicide?.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 June 2017. .

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A few years ago, I was honored to attend an event at the Greystone Mansion where I gave my thoughts and opinions on what I thought happened there one fateful night in 1929. For those of you who are movie buffs, you may know the historical mansion from films such as National Treasure and X-Men, and television audiences would recognize it from shows like Entourage and Gilmore Girls, amongst others. This was the first time I had heard of the Mansion and had not done any research for background information.


When you walk into this magnificent home, you are immediately brought back to the 1920s and all of the opulence of that time. You can just feel the energy and spirits that have filled this house over the years as soon as you walk in.

Here is some background on the Doheny Mansion/Greystone Manor published by http://www.greystonemansion.org/History.html

“On November 6, 1893, their only son, Edward “Ned” Laurence Doheny, Jr., was born and grew up as heir to one of the world’s great financial empires. Ned went on to marry Lucy Smith of Pasadena and in 1926 Edward Laurence Doheny Sr. gave his son as a wedding gift a premium parcel of land consisting of 12.58 acres with sweeping citywide views.

Construction of the palatial manor home began February 15, 1927 and although Ned, his wife Lucy, and their five children moved into the residence in September 1928, the estate took three years to complete at a cost of over $3 million, an almost unimaginable sum in real estate at the time.
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The original cost to construct Greystone’s entire estate was $3,166,578.12, the Mansion alone cost $1,238,378.76. The extraordinary result became known as Greystone for its abundant use of stone construction and its rather somber gray appearance. In addition to the Mansion, originally located on the grounds were stables and kennels, tennis courts, a fire station, gatehouse, swimming pool and pavilion, a greenhouse, a lake, babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls.

But on the night of February 16, 1929, only five months after the family had moved in, Ned Doheny was found shot to death inside the home, at the age of 36 and the victim of an apparent murder-suicide perpetrated by his longtime personal friend and aid Hugh Plunkett.
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Ned’s wife Lucy continued living at Greystone until 1955, after which she and her second husband Leigh M. Battson sold the majority of the original land to the Paul Trousdale Corporation, developers of Beverly Hills’ prestigious “Trousdale Estate” homes. The following year Lucy and her husband sold for approximately $1.5 million the remaining s18.3-acre parcel, including Greystone Mansion, to Henry Crown of Chicago-based Park Grey Corporation. Mr. Crown, however, never formally occupied the site but instead leased it out as a popular filming location, a legacy Greystone still maintains today.

Built of steel reinforced concrete, faced with Indiana limestone and roofed of Welsh slate, upon entering the Mansion, the hand railings and arch-framed stairway typify both the opulence and craftsmanship of the era and of the entire Greystone property. All of the oak banisters, balustrades and rafters were hand carved, while each of the seven chimneys was designed and crafted by a different artist. The floors of the grand hall showcased black and white inlaid marble and an elaborate living room held a balcony where musicians often performed on special occasions. The kitchen featured a pantry built to secure a large adjoining wall safe that was used to store the family’s silver and gold services. The Mansion was built with a servant’s quarters which occupied two floors of the east wing and accommodated a live-in staff of fifteen.

There are fifty-five livable rooms within the 46,054 square feet of living space in the Mansion. While the Mansion’s bedrooms were spread throughout the second floor, the master bedroom suite was located in the west wing and featured an accompanying sitting room, two baths, a dressing room and a massage room. All the rooms with southern exposure offered a panoramic view of the Los Angeles Basin, from downtown to the beaches of Santa Monica Bay. In the north wing where the two oldest boy’s bedrooms were located, a circular staircase led into an adjacent recreation wing that contained a movie theater room, an original Brunswick bowling alley, billiard room and a hidden bar.”

My travels always have some story to them. Not the typical story (if there is such a thing), like I flew into LAX, had meetings, went to the beach and came home. Most involve either meeting a very interesting person, finding myself in strange and sometimes awkward situations or just doing something that you look back on and think “what was that all about?” This trip was one of those.

Let me start from the beginning of this adventure. I was headed to California to interview with the CW show “San Diego Living”, flying first into Los Angeles to see my mother from another mother and then driving down to San Diego. During my flight to Los Angeles I met a very nice person who owned a local dog food store close to where I live and was headed to a convention in downtown LA. As part of this trip, I was invited to an event at the Greystone Mansion and was excited about the opportunity. While I was in Los Angeles, my publicist called and asked if I would accept a meeting with Oxygen Network up in Burbank on the afternoon of my television interview in San Diego. I found my way to the CW that morning at my 9 am call time, and in the green room there was a gentleman in his late 50’s that I can best describe by my first thought…used car salesmen. (Sorry car salesmen, this is not representative of all car salesmen. Just the bad ones.) He was being interviewed for a book he wrote on politics, my least favorite subject.

Of course, I had to hear him talk about his book on and on to another person in the room who was getting their hair and makeup done. About 15 minutes into the conversation, the man asked this young woman what she was being interviewed for and she told him “I am being interviewed for a reality television show I have, Monica the Medium.” As soon as he heard that she had a television show and that she was a medium, this guy was on her like white on rice. He had a thousand questions to ask her and pushed and pushed to get a picture with her. She gave in allowing him to take a picture with her, and within a few minutes the producer came into the green room and told Monica that they were ready for her and off she went. By this time, being exhausted from just listening to him, I thought “wow, maybe he will be quiet now”. You know where I am going with this. As she was leaving for the studio he kept talking to himself, asking his own questions and answering himself. I guess it was his way of practicing for the camera until Monica showed up on the television screen in the green room, to which he immediately stopped talking to himself, sat down on a chair in front of the screen and started to record her on the television with his iPhone. I did my interview and had to immediately leave for LA to make it in time for my meeting with the Oxygen Network execs.

As I made my way to Burbank I thought “Lord, please do not let the place have floor to ceiling windows as I have a fear of heights and Lord, please don’t let an earthquake happen when I am up there”. I made my way up to the top of the building and was taken to a conference room that was in the middle of the building (dodged a bullet. Woohoo!) Anyway, there I am sitting in this meeting, not really knowing why I was there and going with the flow. They asked a lot of questions about me and my work along with playing my old favorite game “Stump the Psychic”. At the end of the meeting, the executives via video conference from New York asked me what my pitch was. Being a bit confused by the question, I glanced around and said “my what?” “Your television pitch”, she says. I replied that I had no pitch and was not sure why I was there. As you can imagine, the meeting ending quickly. Heading to the elevator, I gave the executive my business card and she did the “Hollywood” thing- she immediately gave it to her assistant and walked away. Oh Hollywood, what do I say.

Since I had not planned on staying the night in LA, I went online through one of those booking websites, the one that doesn’t tell you the name of the hotel until you book. I found a room that had over a four-star rating at $200 a night and clicked “Book”. The motel was named “The Dixie” and I thought “oh no, what have I just done”. I spent the rest of the day convincing myself that I am just there to lay my head down and get out in the morning.

I proceeded to head up to a friend’s house in the hills about an hour away for dinner. I left the hills about 9:00 PM that night, made my way to the neon flashing lights that read “Dixie Hotel” and started to pray that I would not get jumped or robbed in this hotel as I was extremely tired from the interview and driving up to Burbank etc. I entered the room and wow, wow, wow. The room was painted bright red with black trim and had old linoleum that was supposed to look like wood. I stayed in the room with all my clothes on, suitcase and bag in the car in case I had to split during the night. The next morning (early, early morning I should add), I left the hotel thinking to myself what is wrong with this picture? I was on television yesterday, met with top executives in Burbank and then slept in a hooker motel. Quite the day.

Onto Greystone. On my drive up I stopped at Rodeo Drive to pick up a gift for my upcoming wedding anniversary. I made my way into a store, picked up a gift and proceeded to walk back up Rodeo to my car. As I am walking a young brunette model approached me and said that she had something that she wanted me to try, a serum that would get rid of the bags under my eyes. Well, being the sucker that I was and influenced further by her Italian accent, I went into her store where she put this serum under my left eye and showed me what it looked like in the mirror, proceeding with her sales pitch of “for only $750 a month over the next two years, our serum will remove the bags under your eyes”. Back the truck up here a minute- did she say $750 a month for two years? Yes, yes she did! Onto Greystone.

A few friends were waiting for me in the parking lot as I arrived at Greystone Mansion. As soon as I got out of the car, a friend inquired “did someone punch you in the eye?” Taking a few seconds to comprehend what he asked, I then broke out into laughter and had to tell them the story of the model on Rodeo Drive with the serum and how embarrassing it was. Now that I was finally at the Mansion we entered this majestic and magnificent home with its hand carved woodwork, beautiful grand staircase and stained glass windows. It was just breathtaking for the first minute or so until my intuition kicked in hard. As we walked toward the living room, I felt sick, my normal reaction whenever I have spirits around me trying to get my attention. I stopped and said, “there were two people who died here.” I was told that there were indeed two people who had died. We then made our way up the stairs to the second floor where I saw a little girl riding a tricycle on the floor over the bridge way. The view from this floor was amazing as you could look through the floor to ceiling windows (but don’t get too close!) and see Beverly Hills.

We then went down a long hall to the west where the owner’s suite is located and I said that Lucy was having an affair. There was a beautiful double door into this room in which my first thought was “this is going to be an amazing suite.” And amazing it was! When you open the door there is a wallpapered wall straight in front of you and a door to the left and a door to the right. The door to the left went into Ned’s bedroom, bathroom and closet. The door to the right went to his wife Lucy’s bedroom, bathroom, and large closet. In between the rooms was an empty tiled floor room. This room is where Ned and Lucy would meet to talk before entering their rooms. I mentioned that Ned was not murdered here. I felt as though someone may be poisoning Ned in his bathroom. Brushing teeth, water, I am not sure.

We then made our way to the east wing of the mansion. As we passed a bedroom on the right which was the daughter’s room, I stopped and said that it feels like a little girl, not the owner’s daughter, but a little girl died around here. There is a rumor that the owner’s daughter’s friend was playing in the bay window and fell out of the window to her death below. The reason it is a rumor is because the Doheny family were one of the richest families in the world and had friends in high places. With enormous wealth and the privileges that it brings, many things that happened at the Greystone or with the Doheny family were kept quiet. Continuing to make our way down the hall, we entered another room that really got to me. This room made me sick, I was not able to breathe and my anxiety went off the charts.

The room we entered used to be the playroom with a kitchen on the side to fix the kids’ lunches. I was told that the room became a game room (stuffed wild animals) later in its days and they used to slaughter the animals in the kitchen, so I quickly exited this room and we started down the back staircase. When we arrived on the lower basement level of the mansion, there was a small kitchen and dark windowless rooms there. The kitchen was for the help and the dark rooms were where the staff stayed. The best way to describe it is like a room used for solitary confinement in a prison- just awful.

As we walked past these rooms, I again had to stop, anxiety out of control, breathing an issue again. What immediately came to me was “rape.” I said to my friends it feels like there was a lot of rape down here. Amongst the rumors was one that Doheny’s new husband would come down and rape the staff. (This is just a rumor and I am not stating fact here). Making our way back upstairs and ending up in the entry way, we then started down the west hall on the first floor where I could see two rooms, again one to the right and one to the left. Walking down the hall, my anxiety and shortness of breath started acting up again. I stopped and told my friends that the two were killed in the room to the left. As I got closer to the rooms, I could not, just could not go into the room on the left yet. I made my way into the room on the right where I felt anger and quilting or knitting. I also felt like the room was a “Mommie Dearest” room (for those of you who are old enough to remember that movie.) It was not a good feeling at all. I then entered back into the hallway and composed myself, taking deep breaths and then on the count of three I went into the room on the left.

As I entered the room, I could feel the negative energy there. Pausing after my first step, I told my friends that someone was killed on this wall, someone was on the floor over there and they died from gun shots. I was correct on all. I proceeded to tell them that this was not a murder suicide! This was a relationship gone bad between Ned and his Secretary Hugh Plunkett, who worked for Ned for many years. I then stated it was a gay relationship and they were shot by Ned’s wife or someone who worked with them. It was not a murder suicide as the LA Times and Beverly Hills Chief of Police stated at the time. I wondered why it was listed as a murder suicide when the two were drinking in the guest bedroom? Why not drink in the family room, the bar or somewhere more public in the house? It was stated and published in the LA Times that Ned was sitting in a low back chair facing the south with a small table next to him. Ned was shot through the head in this chair, falling backwards to the floor and then on his side. Then there was Hugh, also shot in the head with his brain splattered on the wall above the bed where Hugh was lying face down eagle style (stomach and face of the body on the bed) with the gun in his hand underneath his stomach area. So the common sense question is who killed them?

Who killed them opens a lot of questions. In articles I have read, there are mentions that Ned’s wife Lucy was home at the time in the living room which shared a common wall to the guest bedroom. If she was in the living room, did she hear the shots? It has been written that Lucy waited four hours to contact the police but after only a few hours, she called the family doctor who came over. When the doctor arrived, the family’s long time financial planner Leigh McMaster Battson was already there with Lucy. Leigh had his own key to the mansion and could come and go as he pleased. Did the doctor give Lucy something to put her into a calm state of mind? And did the financial planner coach Lucy into what she was going to say and not say? Four hours is a long time to wait and call the authorities, in my opinion.

One of my biggest questions is how does someone shoot themselves in the head, have brain matter released and then move their arm under their belly with a gun in their hand? So many unanswered questions. And where were the children? I was told that the boys were off at military school and the daughter, I have no idea.

So the call was placed to the Beverly Hills Police Department and they sent out a detective to investigate. Before the detective assigned to this case could make a public statement, the Beverly Hills Marshal (we now call it Chief of Police) Augustus Niestrum along with the L.A. Times Newspaper Publisher (I think it was Harry Chandler) made a public statement to the media stating that the tragedy at Greystone was a murder-suicide.

I believe that Lucy walked into the bedroom after hearing them arguing and shot Ned first and then Hugh. I feel that she then placed the gun under Hugh’s body. Lucy knew about Ned and Hugh’s relationship and wanted out. She had to get out without anyone knowing the truth about Ned and Hugh, though. As a socialite, this would ruin her name and the family’s name and reputation. I also believe that someone close to Lucy was in her ear suggesting that she murder them. I believe it was the financial planner. Since the murder there has been speculation and theories on the murder but the official cause of death for both men is murder-suicide.

Almost a day to the year, Lucy married the financial planner Leigh McMaster Battson.

In 1965, Lucy and Leigh sold the mansion and moved into a 22 bedroom home adjacent to the property. At the end of her life, Lucy (100 years old) moved again into a 5,000 square foot home where she would dress up every day and sit in a wingback chair with her purse in hand. Some claimed that she sat in this chair waiting for Judgment Day and possibly feeling guilty about what she did. Maybe she was also praying for forgiveness.

I was running behind on schedule to get to the airport as I left Greystone Mansion, and rushed my way down to the 405 thinking that it was the middle of the day, and from past experiences getting down the 405 in the middle of the day is relatively easy. That day the highway was packed, backed up, and just a nightmare. When I finally got to the rental car drop off, feeling the pressure to get to the airport before I missed the plane, I pulled the car into the lot and the attendant seemed to take her time coming over as I was watching the clock. When she got to my car, her scanner was not working and she gave me a slip to take to the outdoor booth. I was waiting in a small line at the booth, got up to the booth and gave my slip to the attendant. The attendant checked the computer and said “your car has already been checked in but it doesn’t match the number on my paper.” She then told me to go inside the main building and they would be able to help me. Running out of time, I told the clerk that I didn’t have time to do that and her rude self said, “I don’t know what to tell you.” I replied well I don’t know what to tell you, I have a receipt that my car was on your lot. See ya.

Completely stressed out by this point, I made it to the airport with about 30 minutes before the flight leaves, rushed to the security gate and stopped in my tracks as the line..

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A few years ago, I was honored to attend an event at the Greystone Mansion where I gave my thoughts and opinions on what I thought happened there one fateful night in 1918. For those of you who are movie buffs, you may know the historical mansion from films such as National Treasure and X-Men, and television audiences would recognize it from shows like Entourage and Gilmore Girls, amongst others. This was the first time I had heard of the Mansion and had not done any research for background information.


When you walk into this magnificent home, you are immediately brought back to the early 1900’s and all of the opulence of that time. You can just feel the energy and spirits that have filled this house over the years as soon as you walk in.

Here is some background on the Doheny Mansion/Greystone Manor published by http://www.greystonemansion.org/History.html

“On November 6, 1893, their only son, Edward “Ned” Laurence Doheny, Jr., was born and grew up as heir to one of the world’s great financial empires. Ned went on to marry Lucy Smith of Pasadena and in 1926 Edward Laurence Doheny Sr. gave his son as a wedding gift a premium parcel of land consisting of 12.58 acres with sweeping citywide views.

Construction of the palatial manor home began February 15, 1927 and although Ned, his wife Lucy, and their five children moved into the residence in September 1928, the estate took three years to complete at a cost of over $3 million, an almost unimaginable sum in real estate at the time.
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The original cost to construct Greystone’s entire estate was $3,166,578.12, the Mansion alone cost $1,238,378.76. The extraordinary result became known as Greystone for its abundant use of stone construction and its rather somber gray appearance. In addition to the Mansion, originally located on the grounds were stables and kennels, tennis courts, a fire station, gatehouse, swimming pool and pavilion, a greenhouse, a lake, babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls.

But on the night of February 16, 1929, only five months after the family had moved in, Ned Doheny was found shot to death inside the home, at the age of 36 and the victim of an apparent murder-suicide perpetrated by his longtime personal friend and aid Hugh Plunkett.
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Ned’s wife Lucy continued living at Greystone until 1955, after which she and her second husband Leigh M. Battson sold the majority of the original land to the Paul Trousdale Corporation, developers of Beverly Hills’ prestigious “Trousdale Estate” homes. The following year Lucy and her husband sold for approximately $1.5 million the remaining s18.3-acre parcel, including Greystone Mansion, to Henry Crown of Chicago-based Park Grey Corporation. Mr. Crown, however, never formally occupied the site but instead leased it out as a popular filming location, a legacy Greystone still maintains today.

Built of steel reinforced concrete, faced with Indiana limestone and roofed of Welsh slate, upon entering the Mansion, the hand railings and arch-framed stairway typify both the opulence and craftsmanship of the era and of the entire Greystone property. All of the oak banisters, balustrades and rafters were hand carved, while each of the seven chimneys was designed and crafted by a different artist. The floors of the grand hall showcased black and white inlaid marble and an elaborate living room held a balcony where musicians often performed on special occasions. The kitchen featured a pantry built to secure a large adjoining wall safe that was used to store the family’s silver and gold services. The Mansion was built with a servant’s quarters which occupied two floors of the east wing and accommodated a live-in staff of fifteen.

There are fifty-five livable rooms within the 46,054 square feet of living space in the Mansion. While the Mansion’s bedrooms were spread throughout the second floor, the master bedroom suite was located in the west wing and featured an accompanying sitting room, two baths, a dressing room and a massage room. All the rooms with southern exposure offered a panoramic view of the Los Angeles Basin, from downtown to the beaches of Santa Monica Bay. In the north wing where the two oldest boy’s bedrooms were located, a circular staircase led into an adjacent recreation wing that contained a movie theater room, an original Brunswick bowling alley, billiard room and a hidden bar.”

My travels always have some story to them. Not the typical story (if there is such a thing), like I flew into LAX, had meetings, went to the beach and came home. Most involve either meeting a very interesting person, finding myself in strange and sometimes awkward situations or just doing something that you look back on and think “what was that all about?” This trip was one of those.

Let me start from the beginning of this adventure. I was headed to California to interview with the CW show “San Diego Living”, flying first into Los Angeles to see my mother from another mother and then driving down to San Diego. During my flight to Los Angeles I met a very nice person who owned a local dog food store close to where I live and was headed to a convention in downtown LA. As part of this trip, I was invited to an event at the Greystone Mansion and was excited about the opportunity. While I was in Los Angeles, my publicist called and asked if I would accept a meeting with Oxygen Network up in Burbank on the afternoon of my television interview in San Diego. I found my way to the CW that morning at my 9 am call time, and in the green room there was a gentleman in his late 50’s that I can best describe by my first thought…used car salesmen. (Sorry car salesmen, this is not representative of all car salesmen. Just the bad ones.) He was being interviewed for a book he wrote on politics, my least favorite subject.

Of course, I had to hear him talk about his book on and on to another person in the room who was getting their hair and makeup done. About 15 minutes into the conversation, the man asked this young woman what she was being interviewed for and she told him “I am being interviewed for a reality television show I have, Monica the Medium.” As soon as he heard that she had a television show and that she was a medium, this guy was on her like white on rice. He had a thousand questions to ask her and pushed and pushed to get a picture with her. She gave in allowing him to take a picture with her, and within a few minutes the producer came into the green room and told Monica that they were ready for her and off she went. By this time, being exhausted from just listening to him, I thought “wow, maybe he will be quiet now”. You know where I am going with this. As she was leaving for the studio he kept talking to himself, asking his own questions and answering himself. I guess it was his way of practicing for the camera until Monica showed up on the television screen in the green room, to which he immediately stopped talking to himself, sat down on a chair in front of the screen and started to record her on the television with his iPhone. I did my interview and had to immediately leave for LA to make it in time for my meeting with the Oxygen Network execs.

As I made my way to Burbank I thought “Lord, please do not let the place have floor to ceiling windows as I have a fear of heights and Lord, please don’t let an earthquake happen when I am up there”. I made my way up to the top of the building and was taken to a conference room that was in the middle of the building (dodged a bullet. Woohoo!) Anyway, there I am sitting in this meeting, not really knowing why I was there and going with the flow. They asked a lot of questions about me and my work along with playing my old favorite game “Stump the Psychic”. At the end of the meeting, the executives via video conference from New York asked me what my pitch was. Being a bit confused by the question, I glanced around and said “my what?” “Your television pitch”, she says. I replied that I had no pitch and was not sure why I was there. As you can imagine, the meeting ending quickly. Heading to the elevator, I gave the executive my business card and she did the “Hollywood” thing- she immediately gave it to her assistant and walked away. Oh Hollywood, what do I say.

Since I had not planned on staying the night in LA, I went online through one of those booking websites, the one that doesn’t tell you the name of the hotel until you book. I found a room that had over a four-star rating at $200 a night and clicked “Book”. The motel was named “The Dixie” and I thought “oh no, what have I just done”. I spent the rest of the day convincing myself that I am just there to lay my head down and get out in the morning.

I proceeded to head up to a friend’s house in the hills about an hour away for dinner. I left the hills about 9:00 PM that night, made my way to the neon flashing lights that read “Dixie Hotel” and started to pray that I would not get jumped or robbed in this hotel as I was extremely tired from the interview and driving up to Burbank etc. I entered the room and wow, wow, wow. The room was painted bright red with black trim and had old linoleum that was supposed to look like wood. I stayed in the room with all my clothes on, suitcase and bag in the car in case I had to split during the night. The next morning (early, early morning I should add), I left the hotel thinking to myself what is wrong with this picture? I was on television yesterday, met with top executives in Burbank and then slept in a hooker motel. Quite the day.

Onto Greystone. On my drive up I stopped at Rodeo Drive to pick up a gift for my upcoming wedding anniversary. I made my way into a store, picked up a gift and proceeded to walk back up Rodeo to my car. As I am walking a young brunette model approached me and said that she had something that she wanted me to try, a serum that would get rid of the bags under my eyes. Well, being the sucker that I was and influenced further by her Italian accent, I went into her store where she put this serum under my left eye and showed me what it looked like in the mirror, proceeding with her sales pitch of “for only $750 a month over the next two years, our serum will remove the bags under your eyes”. Back the truck up here a minute- did she say $750 a month for two years? Yes, yes she did! Onto Greystone.

A few friends were waiting for me in the parking lot as I arrived at Greystone Mansion. As soon as I got out of the car, a friend inquired “did someone punch you in the eye?” Taking a few seconds to comprehend what he asked, I then broke out into laughter and had to tell them the story of the model on Rodeo Drive with the serum and how embarrassing it was. Now that I was finally at the Mansion we entered this majestic and magnificent home with its hand carved woodwork, beautiful grand staircase and stained glass windows. It was just breathtaking for the first minute or so until my intuition kicked in hard. As we walked toward the living room, I felt sick, my normal reaction whenever I have spirits around me trying to get my attention. I stopped and said, “there were two people who died here.” I was told that there were indeed two people who had died. We then made our way up the stairs to the second floor where I saw a little girl riding a tricycle on the floor over the bridge way. The view from this floor was amazing as you could look through the floor to ceiling windows (but don’t get too close!) and see Beverly Hills.

We then went down a long hall to the west where the owner’s suite is located and I said that Lucy was having an affair. There was a beautiful double door into this room in which my first thought was “this is going to be an amazing suite.” And amazing it was! When you open the door there is a wallpapered wall straight in front of you and a door to the left and a door to the right. The door to the left went into Ned’s bedroom, bathroom and closet. The door to the right went to his wife Lucy’s bedroom, bathroom, and large closet. In between the rooms was an empty tiled floor room. This room is where Ned and Lucy would meet to talk before entering their rooms. I mentioned that Ned was not murdered here. I felt as though someone may be poisoning Ned in his bathroom. Brushing teeth, water, I am not sure.

We then made our way to the east wing of the mansion. As we passed a bedroom on the right which was the daughter’s room, I stopped and said that it feels like a little girl, not the owner’s daughter, but a little girl died around here. There is a rumor that the owner’s daughter’s friend was playing in the bay window and fell out of the window to her death below. The reason it is a rumor is because the Doheny family were one of the richest families in the world and had friends in high places. With enormous wealth and the privileges that it brings, many things that happened at the Greystone or with the Doheny family were kept quiet. Continuing to make our way down the hall, we entered another room that really got to me. This room made me sick, I was not able to breathe and my anxiety went off the charts.

The room we entered used to be the playroom with a kitchen on the side to fix the kids’ lunches. I was told that the room became a game room (stuffed wild animals) later in its days and they used to slaughter the animals in the kitchen, so I quickly exited this room and we started down the back staircase. When we arrived on the lower basement level of the mansion, there was a small kitchen and dark windowless rooms there. The kitchen was for the help and the dark rooms were where the staff stayed. The best way to describe it is like a room used for solitary confinement in a prison- just awful.

As we walked past these rooms, I again had to stop, anxiety out of control, breathing an issue again. What immediately came to me was “rape.” I said to my friends it feels like there was a lot of rape down here. Amongst the rumors was one that Doheny’s new husband would come down and rape the staff. (This is just a rumor and I am not stating fact here). Making our way back upstairs and ending up in the entry way, we then started down the west hall on the first floor where I could see two rooms, again one to the right and one to the left. Walking down the hall, my anxiety and shortness of breath started acting up again. I stopped and told my friends that the two were killed in the room to the left. As I got closer to the rooms, I could not, just could not go into the room on the left yet. I made my way into the room on the right where I felt anger and quilting or knitting. I also felt like the room was a “Mommie Dearest” room (for those of you who are old enough to remember that movie.) It was not a good feeling at all. I then entered back into the hallway and composed myself, taking deep breaths and then on the count of three I went into the room on the left.

As I entered the room, I could feel the negative energy there. Pausing after my first step, I told my friends that someone was killed on this wall, someone was on the floor over there and they died from gun shots. I was correct on all. I proceeded to tell them that this was not a murder suicide! This was a relationship gone bad between Ned and his Secretary Hugh Plunkett, who worked for Ned for many years. I then stated it was a gay relationship and they were shot by Ned’s wife or someone who worked with them. It was not a murder suicide as the LA Times and Beverly Hills Chief of Police stated at the time. I wondered why it was listed as a murder suicide when the two were drinking in the guest bedroom? Why not drink in the family room, the bar or somewhere more public in the house? It was stated and published in the LA Times that Ned was sitting in a low back chair facing the south with a small table next to him. Ned was shot through the head in this chair, falling backwards to the floor and then on his side. Then there was Hugh, also shot in the head with his brain splattered on the wall above the bed where Hugh was lying face down eagle style (stomach and face of the body on the bed) with the gun in his hand underneath his stomach area. So the common sense question is who killed them?

Who killed them opens a lot of questions. In articles I have read, there are mentions that Ned’s wife Lucy was home at the time in the living room which shared a common wall to the guest bedroom. If she was in the living room, did she hear the shots? It has been written that Lucy waited four hours to contact the police but after only a few hours, she called the family doctor who came over. When the doctor arrived, the family’s long time financial planner Leigh McMaster Battson was already there with Lucy. Leigh had his own key to the mansion and could come and go as he pleased. Did the doctor give Lucy something to put her into a calm state of mind? And did the financial planner coach Lucy into what she was going to say and not say? Four hours is a long time to wait and call the authorities, in my opinion.

One of my biggest questions is how does someone shoot themselves in the head, have brain matter released and then move their arm under their belly with a gun in their hand? So many unanswered questions. And where were the children? I was told that the boys were off at military school and the daughter, I have no idea.

So the call was placed to the Beverly Hills Police Department and they sent out a detective to investigate. Before the detective assigned to this case could make a public statement, the Beverly Hills Marshal (we now call it Chief of Police) Augustus Niestrum along with the L.A. Times Newspaper Publisher (I think it was Harry Chandler) made a public statement to the media stating that the tragedy at Greystone was a murder-suicide.

I believe that Lucy walked into the bedroom after hearing them arguing and shot Ned first and then Hugh. I feel that she then placed the gun under Hugh’s body. Lucy knew about Ned and Hugh’s relationship and wanted out. She had to get out without anyone knowing the truth about Ned and Hugh, though. As a socialite, this would ruin her name and the family’s name and reputation. I also believe that someone close to Lucy was in her ear suggesting that she murder them. I believe it was the financial planner. Since the murder there has been speculation and theories on the murder but the official cause of death for both men is murder-suicide.

Almost a day to the year, Lucy married the financial planner Leigh McMaster Battson.

In 1965, Lucy and Leigh sold the mansion and moved into a 22 bedroom home adjacent to the property. At the end of her life, Lucy (100 years old) moved again into a 5,000 square foot home where she would dress up every day and sit in a wingback chair with her purse in hand. Some claimed that she sat in this chair waiting for Judgment Day and possibly feeling guilty about what she did. Maybe she was also praying for forgiveness.

I was running behind on schedule to get to the airport as I left Greystone Mansion, and rushed my way down to the 405 thinking that it was the middle of the day, and from past experiences getting down the 405 in the middle of the day is relatively easy. That day the highway was packed, backed up, and just a nightmare. When I finally got to the rental car drop off, feeling the pressure to get to the airport before I missed the plane, I pulled the car into the lot and the attendant seemed to take her time coming over as I was watching the clock. When she got to my car, her scanner was not working and she gave me a slip to take to the outdoor booth. I was waiting in a small line at the booth, got up to the booth and gave my slip to the attendant. The attendant checked the computer and said “your car has already been checked in but it doesn’t match the number on my paper.” She then told me to go inside the main building and they would be able to help me. Running out of time, I told the clerk that I didn’t have time to do that and her rude self said, “I don’t know what to tell you.” I replied well I don’t know what to tell you, I have a receipt that my car was on your lot. See ya.

Completely stressed out by this point, I made it to the airport with about 30 minutes before the flight leaves, rushed to the security gate and stopped in my tracks as..

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