After the Dead Files crew had packed up and left, we had things to do. First and foremost was getting our house back and ridding ourselves of the things that had been terrorizing us for nearly 8 years. This proved to be a daunting and challenge task however we got through it. Our lives began to return to somewhat normal.
Our episode wasn't schedule to air until mid 2017. We had no idea the exact date as that was up to The Travel Channel. We were told we would have about a month's notice of the air date. Having a year to get our lives back in order was a blessing because I think if the show would have aired a month after filming, there would have been no way we could have handled the attention.
That time before our episode aired was probably the most important part of our recovery. It gave a moment to regroup, catch our breath, and heal. What a lot people don't understand is that everything does not just get better after the reveal. We were still tired and still suffering. Our health vastly improved after the Reiki helped move crazy lady along, but she still left behind emotional damage.
We worked on protection techniques and supporting each other along the way. Educating ourselves became something that was continuing and ongoing and we were finally moving forward.
The girls were still suffering somewhat, especially Emi. We started taking them to see a therapist, one that was open to hearing our story. Sharing what happened with someone who believed them and did not judge was a real help for them. As a matter of fact, it help all of us.
Our lives where finally starting to get back to normal but the scars remained. I'd like to tell you that there is some magic potion that will give you life back, but there isn't. It just takes time and the memories of what happened never really fades. In a strange way we don't want them too. We need to have them so it encourages us to continue our protection routines. The fear of having new experiences was inspiration enough to never let our guard down.
With the exception of a few giggles from unseen children and a few things moving around, the house was calm. Life was good and getting better. Summer turned into Fall, Fall turned into Winter and the holidays were one of the best we had since we lived here. Everyone was happy and healthy.
We didn't talk about the show with anyone and things died down however that was about to change. In late March of 2017, we got the call that our episode would be titled "Hell in the Heartland" and would air on May 6, 2017. It would soon be publicly posted on the Travel Channel's website as well as promoted on The Dead Files social media pages. As promised, our episode would be the season 8 premiere.
I knew some people in our town were still curious about the episode and when it would air. Kearney is a small town and people talk. It just takes one person to say something and it will spread like wildfire. The curiosity about who had the haunted house was about to be revealed.
Our story was about to go public for the whole world to see.
This is our ghost story from the beginning to where we are now. Thanks to help of Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi, along with the rest of The Dead Files, we are able to live a somewhat normal life.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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