MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Three members of Memphis Ghost Investigation and Spirit Rescue went to the Green Beetle in Downtown Memphis after the bartender and others reported flying glasses, strange noises, and lights flickering.
Kayla Bayles and Jennifer Brooks are spiritual rescue mediums who say they have the ability to see and hear spirit energies. Stephen Williams founded the organization and calls himself an intuitive investigator who has the ability to perceive information by a feeling in his body.
Their mission is to detect and connect with confused or troubled spirits and to help them move on. Think of them as first responders for spirits.
At the Green Beetle Tavern, they say they connected with at least five spirits. A woman named Marilyn was mainly in the bar area and was responsible for wine glasses flying across the room and for tapping people on the shoulder. The investigators say she just wants some respect, quieter music, and occasionally some wine. Another was the spirit of the original owner. They say he has already crossed over, but often returns to watch over his grandson who is now running the tavern.
They found other spirits in the basement. They were first drawn to a brick wall. They connected with a teenage boy who they believe died in the 1960s or 1970s based on his clothing. Jennifer believes he was murdered and said she felt a stomach wound and tasted blood.
Kayla was also drawn towards a different area of the basement and had Jennifer see what she could feel near the cement block wall. Both women say they felt heat and an electrical buzz. At the same time, the audio on the women’s microphones became fuzzy and the producer’s cell phone video stopped recording. It was the first and only time it happened the entire night.
The women learned the heat and energy they felt was connected to a construction worker who made a mistake and was electrocuted. They say he was so angry at himself for leaving a pregnant wife behind, that he didn’t cross over. They counseled the man and worked with energies to help release him so he could join other family members on the other side.
Stephen explains they can’t tell if the spirits died at or near the Green Beetle or were drawn to the area because the investigators were there to help.
They never charge for their services. They believe it is their calling to help homeowners and business owners who are experiencing disturbing paranormal phenomena by helping lost souls find peace.