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Jessamine Steele – Lawyer Jordan Steele – Jessamine’s Husband The Loo-Loo Ladies Lorelei Warren, Patricia Barnes, and Maggie Leigh Dr. Ernie Redmond Orthodontist/CEO of Aquavest Dr. Cristien Frandsen – Inventor Brandon Mason – Greg Mason’s Son Althea and Jeffrey Steele – Jessamine Steel’s Mother-in-Law and Son Mac Jacobs – TV Producer Ariel's Ghost Interventions (These notes were written by Ariel Quigley.)

Jessamine Steele

Jessamine Steele was a remarkable lady lawyer who originally contacted me for assistance in a custody suit she  was pursuing against her ex-husband, whom she said was teaching an on-line course in black magic and was hence  unsuitable as a custodial parent. My role would be to testify as an expert witness on the negative side of black  magic. Jessamine was also working as the corporate counsel for Aquavest, an alternative energy company with a  device that would help reduce dependence on oil, and she wanted to pay me for my services in shares in that  company. And so began my involvement in two strands of a new adventure.   (Top) 

Jordan Steele

Jordan Steele had worked as an undercover military operative in several foreign countries, and he carried  himself with sureness and a great deal of magnetism. Handsome and charismatic, he could clearly attract other  people, and possibly devotees, to himself. But I would learn from personal experience there was a good chance he  was indeed involved in some heavy dark magic.   (Top) 

The Loo-Loo Ladies

Friends of Jessamine from the time they all attended school together at Mary Washington College in  Fredericksburg, Virginia, Lorelei, Patricia, and Maggie were co-investors in the Aquavest company for which  Jessamine was the corporate lawyer. And in addition, all four friends referred to themselves as the Loo-Loo Ladies  because in college they had written and published a little book of naughty limericks that they said were only suitable  for reading in the loo.  Lorelei, a statuesque blonde who spoke in a thick Southern drawl, worked as a juvenile court lawyer and hoped  she would soon become a judge; she wrote many articles of a judicial and legalistic nature. Patricia, a stay-at-home  mother when I first met her, had once been the leader of a UN political action committee and was currently writing a  book about women who were changing from the career track to the motherhood track because of personal choice  rather than religious conviction. And Maggie was a real estate maven who also wrote short stories and was working  on her first novel.   (Top) 

Dr. Ernie Redmond

Though I first met Ernie through his association with Aquavest and Jessamine, it turned out he was a long-time  acquaintance of my friend Bernice Wise, as he had worked on the teeth of her daughter, Michelle. Ernie was about  55 years old, with thinning sandy hair, a mustache, and glasses. Standing only about 5’7”, he wasn’t a totally  commanding presence, but I noticed an air of success and affluence that could be both attractive and inspirational. If  I hadn’t known better, I’d have pegged him for a TV evangelist.   (Top) 

Dr. Cristien Frandsen

A rumpled, bearded, 40-year-old French Canadian, Cristien Frandsen was the inventor of the Aquavest device,  which purported to collect energy from ocean waves. Unfortunately, as we would soon learn, the science behind his  invention was a little shaky.   (Top)

Brandon Mason

To my great delight, I finally had an opportunity to be friends with Brandon Mason, the 11-year-old son of my new  boyfriend, Greg. Funny, smart, and a smaller copy of his dad, with the same gray eyes and sandy hair, I was  immediately smitten.   (Top)

Althea and Jeffrey Steele

Jordan Steele’s mother, Althea, has come to recognize that something about her son makes her distinctly  uncomfortable, and she believes, that Jeffrey, Jordan and Jessamine’s son, would be far better off with his mother  than with his father. Jeffrey, she thinks, is far too young and impressionable to remain healthy and empathetic toward  others if he stays with his father.   (Top)

Mac Jacobs

Mac Jacobs was the TV producer on Fairfax Cable Channel 10 for whom Mike and Michelle often worked on  weekends to learn the ins and outs of TV production. Mac was a taxi driver for his real job, so he called his show  Driving Force. By the time he interviewed me about my activities as a ghost communicator, his show had been  running for years, and he drummed up an audience by handing out his business card about the show to everybody  who got into his cab. He’d also ask all his fares lots of questions while driving them around to get a sense of whether  they’d be good subjects for interviews. According to Mike and Michelle, he was a really zany guy who often did off-  the-wall stuff, as for example a holiday show in which he interviewed a couple of blowup Christmas  decorations—Santa and Frosty—in a silly ventriloquist act. But I was excited when he gave me my first opportunity  to be on TV and talk seriously about my “spirit psychology.”  (Top)

Ariel's Ghost Interventions:

The Wells Family and Grandpa Carter Wells

After my first appearance on cable television, I got a call from a local family that claimed to be having daily  visitations from their deceased grandfather, who had lived upstairs before his death and who still seemed to be  coming down to breakfast every morning.   Said Mrs. Wells, “We were really shocked the day after the funeral when we sat down for breakfast. My 10-year-  old son Billy had said he wanted to sit in Grandpa’s chair, and we let him do it. Then we heard footsteps coming  downstairs, and Billy said, ‘Uh-oh, here comes Grandpa,’ and he got up and moved back to his former place.”   This was my first opportunity to actually do “ghost-busting” professionally!  (Top) 

Mrs. Galloway and Her Daughter, Angela

Angela Galloway, in her late 20s, had suffered the loss of her twin sister two years before I met her. Her twin had  been her closest friend and confidante, but was killed in an automobile accident. She had her mother had then  bought a house in Alexandria that was supposed to be haunted because they thought it would be fun to have a  friendly ghost on the premises. However, Angela became ill from a strange and unidentifiable wasting sickness, so  her mother called me to see if there was any relationship between Angela’s illness and the ghost who seemed to be  haunting the house.   (Top) 

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