I have previously written a blog about sitting with Kai Mugge and his circle leader/wife Julia in Aug 2013 . Sonnie Choto, in her recent blog included general details which apply to Kai’s seances and I will not repeat those. I will simply report on what I found either different, or new in these two seances which followed the one reported by Sonnie :
I attended two seances Mid September in Cassadaga, New York ( near LilyDale ) at the home of Neil Rzepkowski, accompanied by my friend Kay and my little Service Dog, a Miniature Dachshund ( who was enclosed in a dog carrier placed under my chair ).
Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014:
The first difference I noticed was in the voice of the control Hans Bender, who speaks through the entranced Kai. Last year the voice had been strained and required effort to understand, this year it was strong and clear. Sometimes however Hans would start to speak in German and Julia would remind him we needed English here.
In the first seance, Hans said the team had planned an experiment. Julia would give a luminous handkerchief to a sitter. The sitter was to hold it with two fingers from the top and a Spirit would try to pull it away from the sitter. The sitter was to hold it until the pull was felt strongly, then release the handkerchief. Hans gave precise instructions as to who was to receive the handkerchief ( he explained that they wanted it at a specific distance, as far as possible from the Medium, while still close enough to exert their power on it ) and a gentleman, on the right side of Kai, was selected to take it. Shortly after this selection however, Hans decided that this was too far and the lady sitting next to that gentleman ( and closer in towards Kai ) was a better candidate to hold the handkerchief and it was passed to her. She took it and felt the pull, until she eventually let go. All of this transpired very quietly, lasting a minute or two. The handkerchief then fell to the floor. Next, seemingly on its own, the luminous handkerchief rose from the floor and floated to the opposite side of the circle, remaining at chest level in front of my friend Kay who was seated to the left of me ( 4 chairs away from the Medium on his left ). Kay asked Hans for permission to take it. He again gave instructions to take it from the top with only thumb and forefinger, which she did. For the next several minutes we all watched Kay and the Spirit interact via the handkerchief. Kay was laughing, talking to the invisible presence and clearly in rapport with it. When she finally let go, Hans said ” Well, I don’t know about the others, but you certainly had a good time! “. Kay later told me that, with her other three fingers that were hanging down from the top, she could feel something akin to two long fingers, but longer, reaching for the handkerchief and engaging with her in a sort of finger-play, responsive to her movements and laughter. She said they felt rubbery, cold and a bit floppy, trying to take the handkerchief from her in a playful way.
After this, Hans announced they had worked hard to prepare for a display of faces in the ectoplasm and asked Julia to turn up the red light. There was some problem with the red light ( it was not strong enough ) and Julia explained the problem to Hans. Hans expressed his disappointment and rebuked Julia saying there was nothing wrong with the light, it just needed new bulbs and intimated that if, on their side, they did all that work to prepare for the phenomena, at least Kai could get the bulbs! Julia stood her ground, saying they had tried, but the special bulbs had not been available, at which point Hans said, they would go ahead with the proposed manifestations anyhow.
After the ectoplasm had been produced and was visible in the red light, Hans announced the presence of three miniature faces in it, but most people could not see them as the red light could not be turned up high enough, so Hans asked Julia to shine the flashlight briefly on the faces, telling her where they were located ( one, for instance, was over Kai’s right knee ). I was sitting close to Kai ( 3 chairs from his ) and this malfunction of the red light was, for me, the most magnificent of mishaps. Because I have minimal eyesight, I cannot see the ectoplasm in red light, my eye is simply not sensitive to that wavelength, but the flashlight was white light, and that’s where my eyesight is at its best! I never thought I could see these faces so clearly, it was amazing and comical at the same time. Other sitters were trying to see them and looking to possibly recognize the features, the flashlight would only shine on one at a time so briefly that it was hard for those further away to see the faces and people were asking Julia to hold the light on them longer, but Julia was caught between a rock and a hard place because she told us that, as soon as she would shine the white light on the faces, the faces would start to melt away! Anyhow, one person did recognize one of the faces. I saw very clearly and several times, three distinct faces, one of a woman whose head seemed covered with a shawl, and two of men. One in particular really struck me because it was a face of a man with strong, broad features, a head of dark curly hair, dark short mustache and short thick beard, with quite an intense look in his eyes. The other man had leaner and less pronounced features, with no facial hair. I am not a good judge of size, but I would say the faces were the size of a closed fist.
When this part of the seance was over, Hans gave a talk on the subject of light and its properties which was fairly technical and referred to Quantum Physics. He then said they would demonstrate the white light. The cabinet curtains were closed and it was dark. All of a sudden there was an explosion of light over the top of the cabinet and into the room ( I think noise was associated with it, but of this I am not sure because I was so startled in the moment and everyone reacted similarly ). The light was similar in length and intensity as one would expect of a strong camera flash. This concluded the Tuesday Seance.
Thursday September 18, 2014:
Hans Bender announced himself and phenomena started ( rappings, lights, touches, bells, trumpets flying around ). Our seating being the same as the previous night, Kay was again at my left and told me the trumpet kept doing figure eights in front of me. Although I could not see it, this pattern was significant to me. I was also touched on my face in a meaningful way, but the bulk of my attention was on my little dog, who was very excited inside her carrier and softly whining to be let out. This kind of behavior from her I have only observed at seances ( our 5th by now ) and never elsewhere. Hans commented on the situation saying: ” Our little friend knows that there are more in this room than originally came in.” Since Hans had initially thanked the sitters for bringing with them many people in Spirit who were close to them, I assumed this was what he was referring to, but there was more to the story!
I then felt something tickling my belly, just above my right leg, and spoke out about it, as Julia had asked us to do. It seemed an odd place to be touched…. but things were happening quickly all around the room. As soon as the opening phenomena had come to a stop, Hans spoke again. He said that the Medium’s energy was low, as this was the last day of several seances, table demonstrations plus a trance workshop and they had decided to bring in pets who belonged to the sitters. Now people were calling out about being touched, so there was a lot of confusion in the room. I felt something flutter in my hair at the top of my head. I screeched and ducked, as it felt like a big bug or butterfly ( I’m afraid of bugs…) then it happened a second time. Next I felt something with little mass hit my breastbone, like a little bird would hit a window pane, and finally I felt two paws on both my right and left thigh. My brain was quickly trying to process these sensations, at first I thought I had a bird sitting on each thigh, but my pet ferret came to mind. The total pressure exerted was of about a pound, consistent with his weight in life and the the feet at the right distance to accommodate his long skinny body shape. I would have felt for him had we not been in chain! It was as if he had been placed in my lap and was the one who had probably nuzzled my belly earlier. He was there for about a minute or two. Later other phenomena started, hands materializing over the luminous plaque. I then felt a wedge the shape of my ferret’s head underneath my left foot which was slightly off the ground because the dog carrier was sticking out from under my chair, keeping my feet from fully touching the ground. I called out: “something is under my left foot!” to which Hans answered: “I know, there’s a lot of things running around here on the floor tonight, but we need to move on to our other demonstrations now”. The ferret in question belonged to my son, who is in Spirit and lived with us to the age of 10 yrs, outliving his master by quite a bit…. He was a highly curious, intelligent animal who had the run of the house, delighting us with his antics and mischief. The ferret passed around the year 2000.
Hans Bender spoke again. First he addressed the dog directly: ” Be patient little friend, we’re almost finished and then you can come out.” Then he said they now wanted to manifest the healing white light for the benefit of the sitters. The same manifestation of light that I described earlier was presented in succession three times. Although I do not remember all the details of how exactly it came about, I do remember having the impression power was being gathered and, just before each huge flash of light, I heard Hans say ” Now!”. With this the seance was concluded.
My thanks to Kai and Julia who have helped me expand my view of reality and to Neil R. for hosting these events and opening his home TiOmini to us.