Okay, this is a cry for help on my part trying to figure out if (a) this is a joke, or (b) this is a legitimate cry for help and perhaps we can help this person.
I guess the following email (pasted below) hit my inbox Monday. It’s been another nutty week so I’m behind on my emails. I just now opened it.
I thought you might like to see my Website, as where I am from has some great Haunted Destination Sites.
My Team and I would be more than happy to train and certify those that come to us for explorations of Haunted Locations.
This is just so that they can learn the proper techniques and protocols for doing investigations before ever going out into the field.
They will also get to learn the Equipment before ever going into the field as well.
I own a group out of Northernmost NM, called Old West Ghost Investigations.
Our URL is http://www.freewebs.com/owgi.
If you ever want to do a story on us, then please let me know.
I will add that to our Media Links.
As well, I will send you a copy of our Banner at my alternate E Mail, as I am unable to send it via this E Mail Address.
That was a nice email. I’m always looking for logo/banner exchange partners. I went to check out their site.
However, I found this VERY disturbing message when I got there:
Within 24 hours, this Website will once again be GONE.
I am Leaving Ghost Investigations and my Entire Life behind. I am Sick and Tired of NAME REMOVED and Angel of Thy Night Stalking my Family and I.
I have had Enough and am going to get Out of my life, one way or the other.
I Refuse to get Jobs, I Refuse to Work, I Refuse to Live, I Refuse to Breathe, Nothing matters anymore. All that matters is taking my own life, taking Myself Out of this Nightmare I seem to have inherited!
I am whatever Trash, Garbage, etc. that NAME REMOVED and Angel of Thy Night Proclaim me to be. I am a Fraud, Liar, Thief, etc. I am Whatever they want me to be, whatever they call me, it MUST be So!!!!!
I am SORRY for being ME!!!!
I APLOLOGIZE for EVER having been BORN!!!
I WISH I WERE DEAD!!!
Melissa Bryan was the name of the individual who sent me the email. I wrote her back asking her is she was all right or if her site had been hacked.
But I just did all of this. I don’t know if I would have found the same thing on that website if I’d checked Monday when I first got the email, but I’m not one to take suicide threats lightly.
Please, if any of you know Melissa Bryan or about the Old West Ghost Investigations and can help me figure out what’s happening, I really just want to make sure everyone involved is okay. I don’t know what to do or authorities to call, but I would. Suggestions/help welcome!
*This post was amended March 18, 2010 at the request of other individuals associated with this matter. For privacy and professional considerations I deleted one of the names mentioned by Ms. Bryan.