You are here:

Ghosts and Hauntings/spirit activity in/around house


pappas grass second shape
pappas grass second sh  
pappas grass first shape
pappas grass first sha  
     My boyfriend and I moved into an isolated farmhouse in a remote area; No neighbours, just paddocks all around.  We have experienced minor spirit activity since we moved in ( approx. 2 years ago).  Roughly 4 months ago I threw out a few sticks of pappas grass that I had in the house in a pile over the fence.  About a week later I was walking past the spot I threw the grass with my dog and I noticed the grass had been arranged into a very distinct and symmetrical pattern.  The next night I walked past the pappas grass again and the grass had been moved into another distinct shape.  Over the next 2 weeks we had strong winds, rain and storms and the grass did not move one cm.  I don't believe the wind could have blown the grass into these shapes as the grass was laid in far too symmetrical a shape each night. The grass in the ground has since grown up and around the pappas grass. About a week ago I was walking the dog again around this area and not far from where the pappas grass was I saw two of the dogs bones which I chuck over the fence were arranged into a v shape. I know I would have noticed these before if they just landed that way when I threw them over the fence because ever since the pappas grass I keep my eyes on the ground in case any more "shapes" show up, and I threw those bones over the fence before the pappas grass happened.  They were also arranged far back from the area I threw them.  My boyfriend was talking to a farmer who lives in town tonight and he told my boyfriend that a man who lived here about 40 years ago was murdered here, he was shot in the paddock.  That would certainly explain spirit activity here but I would be really interested to know what the shapes signify.  I drew a picture of the pappas grass shapes and attached them but keep in mind I don't know if I was looking at them from the right angle.  Anything you could tell me would be much appreciated.  Thank you.

ANSWER: Hello Laura,

  I will require a little more information. I need to know exactly where in Australia that you are located. Even the mileage to the nearest town would help and if you are situated N, S, E, or West of it. This is to help me look for symbols that might be specific to the local. I will also have to research the symbols so I trust that you will understand that that may take some time. There is a chance that I might not find out what they mean all but I'll give it my best shot. I look forward to hearing from you.
Ciao for now,

Greg Pocha / All Experts / Ghosts and Hauntings

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: Grantville, Victoria. Our house is approx. 1.5 miles east of the township which is very small (roughly a dozen shops). The nearest major town is Wonthaggi which is 15 miles east of us. Thank you for your time.

ANSWER: Hi Laura,

  I've another quick question. The photo that you took of your drawing is dated July 17, 2012. I need to know as precisely how long it was between the day of the occurrence and the day you drew the pictures and photographed them. Did the occurrence by chance happen in May or June of 2012? Also, do you have any children, or youngsters that were visiting at the time? I again await your response... sorry about all the questions.

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: Hi, I have no children and no children or teenagers visit this property. The day of the occurence was about May/June 2012.  I also have some new info about the murder. My boyfriend and I were talking to the farmers again today who told my boyfriend about the murder and my boyfriend didn't hear right the first time.  Apparently the guy who lived in the house about 40 years ago shot and killed his wife.  He was standing on his tractor with their little girl and his wife was standing on the ground.  He shot her and then told everyone the tractor jumped and caused him to accidentally discharge his rifle.  It came out that it wasn't an accident and he went to jail.  Thanks for your time.

Hi Laura,

  Thank you for your patience while awaiting my answer. It is appreciated. Also thank you for providing the additional information, it has helped me reach a conclusion based on what I have received.

  I believe that the two incidents, that of the grass stalks being arranged and the activity of a possible ghost are coincidental, but unrelated. In my opinion, the grass was arranged by the human hand. At first glance it resembled the compass / square symbol used by the Freemasons. It also looks like the occult figure for Saturn, if viewed from an angle. But to be honest, I think that perhaps it was meant to resemble a pirates cross bones. Why? It seems to coincide with Grantville's Pirate Festival that is held in May/June, the time of its appearence. That is a coincidence that I can not overlook. Perhaps some kids rode bikes into the country and saw the reeds and played around with them. Another possibility is a prank. Obviously the history of your property is known about town. I'm not proud to say this, but in my youth, had I had information about something like your situation, I would have harmlessly pranked the property with something "spooky" myself. [Thank God I grew up!] I, and my colleagues find this the most plausible explanation.

  Let's look at the reasoning behind this not being done by a ghost or other entity. I have to look at this from the point of view of the ghost. If I were to try to get a point across to the living, why would I use a symbol that nobody can figure out? Why would I use something so ambiguous? That would hardly serve my purpose. Also, from the ghosts point of view, it would have to know the meaning of the symbol itself, and then hope that whoever sees it recognizes it. That seems to be a lot of trouble and a huge expenditure of valuable ghostly energy to make a useless point. Given the materials at hand, in this case the grass, why not make a letter or two indicating initials? Why not move the grass to in front of a door... unless the prankster wasn't that brave? If the ghost has the power to arrange the grass it has the power to make a totally obvious maneuver such as bringing it inside and putting it on the bed.

  Now if we take the grass incident as being done by the human hand we are still left with the possibilities of a very real ghost. The history of the home, the murder and attempted cover up, the emotions are all primer for a real ghost and the activity that accompanies such events. A tragic ending to a life, especially one as sudden as a shotgun blast usually equals a ghost. At the very least there will be residual energy left in the either.

  I would smudge the grounds. I would wait until just after a good rain [a thunderstorm would be best as the air would be cleansed by the ionization]. The grounds would also be wet and prevent an accidental fire due to a loose spark from the burning herbs used in the smudging. Actually, I wouldn't do it unless the grounds were wet. Better muddy boots than an out of control; grass fire.

  I can offer advise on how to perform this smudging and the materials that you would need but I do not put that information out to the general public. Please contact me at

or via the 'contact us' form at

and I will be happy to get that information out to you.

  I hope that this has helped shed some light on what has occurred on your property. I look forward to hearing from you personally so that I can get the additional information out to you.

Take care,
Greg Pocha / All Experts / Ghosts and Hauntings  

Ghosts and Hauntings

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Greg Pocha


RATED: TOP EXPERT in this Category. Ghosts - Hauntings - Paranormal & Preternatural Phenomena - Parapsychology - Death/Afterlife Studies

Director of Parapsychology and Paranormal Studies (Eidolon Project Canada)

Mr. Pocha will not accept Donations, "Prestige Points" or Ratings.

Greg shares his experience and knowledge as a special consultant on All Experts to help people find educated and unbiased answers from a professional in the field. He will be happy to answer your questions on the following subjects:Greg is backed by his team of PROFESSIONAL PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS. Do not feel afraid of, or apprehensive about, asking your question. If it falls outside Greg's area of knowledge, he will let you know. He also realizes, through experience, that some people are uneasy asking questions about a haunting. Greg is here to help, not to judge. Greg realizes that although one can not be considered an "expert" of the 'otherside' until one actually gets there, he will not boast false modesty by downplaying his knowledge. Also realize that he will give you straight forward, down to earth answers, not flowery, new age hippy speak.


Greg Pocha is the Director of Paranormal & Parapsychological Studies for the Eidolon Project Canada. Mr. Pocha is also a leading authority on 'Spectral Profiling'. He has been actively researching and investigating the paranormal in relation to ghosts, hauntings, paranormal activity, parapsychology, psychical research and other closely related areas as a professional since 1999 although his interest and study of the paranormal goes back nearly a half century. He is one of the founders of 'Eidolon Project Canada', an organization that researchs and investigates hauntings at no cost to their clients. Besides studying the subjects that most people consider 'paranormal', Greg also studies subjects such as Near Death Experiences, and other scientific areas. Greg has instructed the Paranormal Studies course for Edmonton Public School's Adult Continuing Education department. He has also given seminars for Edmonton Public Libraries programs. Greg continues adding to his knowledge through study and his continued active involvement in research and investigations of hauntings throughout his home province of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Pocha has been called in to offer his expertise and assist in independent investigations. His input and opinions are sought after and respected.

Greg is currently in the working stages of his first book, "BEYOND: Recognition {Ghosts, Hauntings and Spectral Profiling}". Note: This is an actual book, not a vanity published e-book.


Outside of practical hands-on experience and field work for over a decade, Greg owns a private reference library approaching 1,000 books dealing with the paranormal, ghosts, hauntings, parapsychology, physics, medical and other related subject. Here is a subject sampling of this extensive library:GHOSTS - HAUNTINGS - POLTERGEIST - CLASSICAL & QUANTUM THEORY - ENCYCLOPEDIAS / DICTIONARIES / ANTHOLOGIES on PARANORMAL STUDIES - TEXTS on PARAPSYCHOLOGY - DEMONOLOGY - CASE STUDIES - INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES - HISTORY / MYTHOLOGY of GHOSTS - THANATOLOGY - NEAR DEATH STUDIES - HOSPICE CARE - PSYCHICAL STUDIES - BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY - etc.. Authors include: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, Stephan Hawking, Paul Davis, Carl Sagan, Allison DuBois, James van Praagh, Derek Achora, John Robert Columbo, Dr.Raymond Moody Jr., Dr.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Dr.Melvin Morse, Dr.Janis Amatuzio, Dr. Kenneth Ring, Dr. Jeffrey Long, Harry Price, Hans Holzer, Andrew Lang, Ed & Lorraine Warren, A.Arthur Findlay, Nandor Fudor, Colin Wilson, Plato, DeCarte, Nietzshce, This ever growing library is available should references need to be made to help in answering your questions. Greg's on-going education in the paranormal and parapsychology fields is unending.

Past/Present Clients
Due to confidentiality agreements made with our clients guaranteeing their anonymity, I can not list past/current clients. All of our investigations are refered to by case number only. Personal information regarding our clients is privileged.

©2017 All rights reserved.