Posted - 05/03/2011 : 05:45:46 AM
| SMALLPOX HAUNTING IN FAIRFIELD
By Judy Raderchak - HPI Senior Lead Investigator
A Message from Paul Dale Roberts, HPI General Manager:
Before I get into Judy's findings about our upcoming investigation in Fairfield, I have to tell you about an odd call I received yesterday. Debbie Da’quisto from Seaside, CA tells me that she had an entity that goes underneath the covers of her bed. The entity does not touch her, but she will jump out of the bed, when the entity is laying in the bed. Three times she watched the entity and it seemed to be wiggling to the left and to the right and back again. The third time she was prepared for the entity and said some prayers. As she watched the entity wiggle underneath her sheets, she poured holy water on the sheets and the entity was gone and the sheets collapsed. It has been 4 years, since she witnessed the entity. She believes her prayers and the help of holy water helped. She asked me what I thought the entity wanted, because this experience has haunted her ever since. My thoughts instantly came out of my mouth. “I think the entity was dancing in the sheets!” She laughed, because it reminded her of a song that she used to dance to at the nightclubs years ago. Here is that song:
Dancing in the Sheets by Shalamar
May 14, 2011 - Saturday 7pm: Location to be at: Fairfield, CA 94534. Contact: Helena. Activity: Activity has been going on for 11 years. Temperature changes. Different odors resonate through home. Lights flicker constantly. You feel like people are staring at you. Dog growls at entity. Daughter saw apparition in hallway. House built in 1989, but it was built on property where smallpox killed many people in the 1800s. Need cleansing!
HPI Researcher Judy Raderchak Discovers the Following:
Here is some of the history and one thing to keep in mind is that the location of the home is not 5 miles from Suisan valley road. The land they live on can be a resting place of many Suisan Indians and those who lost their lives to smallpox. If that's the case then many of the homes in the area could be affected by paranormal phenomena.
Prior to 1810:
The earliest native inhabitants of the Fairfield area were the Indians who settled in the Rockville and Green Valley areas. Artifacts uncovered by excavation teams in Green Valley include those of the Ion culture, dating back five to six thousand years. These discoveries are some of the oldest traces of Indian settlements in Northern California.
Gabriel Moraga, the first known white man in the area, is sent by the Spanish to lead an army in an attack against the local Suisun Indians. Although resisting fiercely, the Indians are finally forced to retreat. Many of them reportedly set their own huts on fire after realizing the battle was lost and perished in the flames.
General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, under order by the Mexican government, arrives to colonize the Suisun area and create a buffer zone against the Russians at Fort Ross. A major battle ensues between Vallejo's forces and several Indian tribes led by Chief Sem Yeto where the Soscol Creek and Napa River meet. Eventually, Vallejo's forces overpower the Indian tribes. Vallejo is not a tyrant in victory, however, and he and Sem Yeto become allies, joining forces later on against hostile tribes.
Chief Solano applies to the Mexican governor for a land grant for his people. The grant, titled Suisun Rancho, is approved and covers most of Suisun Valley. However, the Indians do not fare well in coexistence, and approximately 70,000 Indians die in the next three years from a smallpox epidemic brought in by the Russians at Fort Ross.
Chief Solano sells his grant to Vallejo for $1,000 (the same grant was sold eight years later to A.A. Ritchie and Captain Waterman for $50,000).
Chief Solano and the remaining Suisun tribe move to the Napa area, which is not yet extensively colonized.
Captain Robert H. Waterman lays out the townsite of Fairfield, which he names after his hometown in Connecticut. A clipper ship captain who had sailed around the world five times, Waterman decides to settle in Suisun Valley with his wife, Cordelia (for whom the Cordelia area of Fairfield is named).
When Spanish settlers entered Suisun Valley in the early 1800's, the hills around Bella Vista Ranch supported small bands of Indians who lived in grass huts and subsisted on acorns, berries, roots and insects, with fish and small game. Possibly these Indians were associated with a larger settlement, located in grassy fields below the sandstone bluffs of Rockville , which an 1807 Spanish report calls the village of the Suisune.
Some say Suisun is a Miwok Indian word that means, "where the west wind blows". Actually, the Suisune were only distantly related to the Miwoks, and they, along with the nearby villages of Tolen (Tolenas), Putato (Putah Creek), and Karkin (Carquinez), called themselves Patwin, meaning "people". Most likely, the true meaning of Suisun has long since been forgotten.
In 1817, a Lieutenant Sanchez left San Francisco and entered the Valley of the Suisune with a band of soldiers "to explore the new country and reduce the natives to Christianity". He reports that the Indians ambushed his men and that when he finally caught up to them at Suisun they set fire to their own village and committed suicide by throwing themselves on the flames. More likely, Sanchez and his men massacred them.
Survivors of the massacre were sent in 1823 to the new Franciscan mission of San Francisco Solano de Sonoma . A young Suisune there named Sem-Yet-Ho, which means "fierce one with the strong hand", was a giant of a man who at six feet seven inches tall towered over his Indian peers. He took the name Francisco Solano at baptism and by virtue of his stature and command of the Spanish language became a leader of his people.
Called both Chief Solano and Chief Mighty-Arm, Sem-Yet-Ho was an ally of General Mariano Vallejo and was instrumental from 1834 to 1838 in helping Vallejo stem Indian uprisings by the Yolo and Guappo tribes. However, plagues of small pox and cholera decimated the Suisune and reduced their numbers from 40,000 in 1835 to 200 pitiful survivors by 1841. Solano himself died a few years later and his people were all but extinct by the 1920's. Yet, their legacy lives on in the valley that today bears their name.
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May 13, Friday 9pm: Contact Person: Barbara Pittsburg, CA. Activity: Doppleganger effect: Occupant saw herself lying on the bed dead, cold spots felt around the house; ice felt on her back; her toe was bent unnaturally to the left hand side; saw apparition - man with hair parted in the middle in modern clothing; saw another apparition of a short guy in a long jacket; flashlight knocked over when sage was burned in the house; occupant sexually attacked. Cleansing needed!
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