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Investigating Maidu Park: Roseville

HPI Maidu Indian Spirit Search Team

Pictures at Maidu Park:

Nov 25, Friday 9pm Location to be at: Roseville 95661. We are going to Maidu Park. Words from the witness Lisa Steele: "Maidu Park is an Indian burial ground. A portion of it is fenced off due to artifacts that still remain on the ground. I have overheard people talk about how the spirits of the Indians come out to watch the baseball games and I think I have witnessed it myself. I was walking through the park at night when I noticed two black masses lying on their bellies watching the game. It struck me as odd that they were lying in a warrior position and didn’t move at all. I started to become perturbed by what I was witnessing and ran out of there. A 14 year old girl allegedly hung herself in one of the trees in the park. Her spirit might be there as well."

HPI Paranormal Investigators Roll Call: Paul Dale Roberts – HPI General Manager; Shari Aresta, Regina Tellez/Senior Lead Investigator & Technician, Lisa Steele/Psychic, Bob Steele, Judy Raderchak – Videographer / Senior Lead Investigator, Karen Stanley and the Sacramento Ghostbusters with team members: Andrew Whatley, Alexander Ortega and Monique Lopez. Historical Note: This is the first time that the Sacramento Ghostbusters went on a paranormal investigation.

Quick History about the Maidu Indians:
The first people who lived in Nevada County were the Maidu Indians. They gathered acorns and wild plants and caught fish and game. The women were skilled basket weavers. They were migratory, traveling down to the Sacramento Valley and up to the High Sierras. Because of this frequent wandering to search for food, it prevented the development of a complex social structure.

The Maidu Death Ritual consisted of burning the bodies of the dead along with their brush houses and belongings. On the anniversaries of the deaths, the mourners exchanged shell money and burned exquisite baskets.

Maidu myths tell of a kindly creator god. The Kuksu Society, through which the Maidu men worshiped spirits, held initiation dances with masked participants in elaborate feather costumes. Today, you can still see by the rushing streams in Nevada County large granite rocks. Look carefully, and you can sometimes find smooth rounded holes that were worn into the rocks by Indian women grinding the acorns.

On this night, our group walked a good 5 miles around the park. Some of the investigators would probably argue with me and say it was 10 miles. There was fog, so the pictures we took, show a lot of mist. We captured some orb photos. Orbs are not an indication of the paranormal unless we can show intelligent movement. We may have captured an EVP, but we are going to analyze the recordings at a later date. Judy did some Indian chanting and said a few Maidu words hoping that we would get some clear cut EVPs. We didn’t, except for the one possible EVP that will be placed on Audacity for clarification.

I had one personal experience, I saw a shadow creature jump from a tree limb to the ground. It made no noise and when it landed on the ground, you could not hear the landing. Unless my eyes were playing tricks on me, I could have sworn I saw this shadow creature. Using my night vision goggles, I saw a zipping orb flying through the trees.

Paranormal investigations are a hit and miss – a crap shoot. Sometimes you can capture plenty of evidence, sometimes you capture nothing. This investigation falls into the nothing category. I am glad I went to Maidu Park, because now I can say…"been there, done that!" Now to the next investigation. I am working on an investigation to Pacheco Pass where many stagecoach robberies took place, many murders during the 1800s, Indian massacres and many car crash fatalities. People when driving through Pacheco Pass feel like they are driving through a time warp. Which reminds me of the song from the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp! Let’s take the time to hear the song here:

Onto the next investigation….


Author, Sharon Diane Roberts was raised in Sacramento, California. She has always enjoyed writing in her diary as a child. She enjoyed music and learned to read music at the age of five. She worked for the State of California Department Of Health Services in the 1980’s. After she got married she moved to the Greek island of Santorini. While there, she came up with the idea of creating the pet passport for her cat Chitters. The book came to pass 23 years later and she named it the Universal Pet Passport. Sharon later moved to Florida and worked for the Florida Department Of Health in the Children’s Dental Clinic. She was looking at some of the children’s books there at the clinic and thought she could write some books that would be more inviting for the children to read and look at. She wrote her first children’s book called Chitter’s and Socks Greek Adventure and Michelle’s Trip To The Dentist. Sharon’s hobbies are singing in her church, hiking, scuba diving and attending sport car races. Sharon wasn’t able to have children of her own and writing children’s books fills that void in her life. Sharon has lived in Florida for 16 years. Her passion for writing came from both her father Paul M. Roberts and her brother Paul Dale Roberts, who both have written numerous articles in magazines and newspapers. Sharon’s greatest joy in life is to care for the elderly as a caregiver and to glorify GOD.

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