We had the good fortune of connecting with Beckie-Ann Galentine and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Beckie-Ann, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I was born in an low-income rural coal mining community in Pennsylvania. My parents home was an old barn that they remodeled into a single family home upstairs, with the downstairs being an antique store. Their innovation and resourcefulness encouraged me to continue turning over rocks, seek the unknown and take risks. Following that upbringing, I knew I would never spend time long-term in conventional employment.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was working intense days, often overtime, during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic as an embalmer. On the very few days I had off, instead of relaxing, I spent time pursuing the haunted history and lore of New England. I had just moved the area and was unable to make friends in the pandemic so I immersed myself in paranormal research. It was within the first few months that I was featured on a live television news interview and from that moment the momentum never really ended. I have seen and experienced more in the past year than I had in a lifetime. The thing that people notice first about the way I share history is my respect for the lives that came before us. I apply the mortuary ethics to my paranormal content and graveyard history. I also never made my content about myself or vanity – I want to share their stories without it being about my appearance.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in West Hartford, Connecticut – I invited guests here to visit the Mark Twain house for the history, architecture and ghost stories. I also highly recommend Hartford’s Ancient Burying ground – containing thousands of burials and very early New England grave monuments – artwork you cannot see in any other part of the country aside from a few scattered cemeteries. I have a mutual on TikTok that gives the best foodie recommendations in the state – @kaykayblondie, she’d be your guide for most of that experience. Hartford also has a really incredible paranormal-themed immersive art experience/show called Curioporium. Old Wethersfield is just eight minutes away as well – a historic New England town with its own witch trials, historic axe murder, colonial and Victorian architecture, as well as the home that inspired the Witch of Blackbird Pond.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My friend Steve Brodt – someone who has also sought their own dreams and has his own business endeavor (Haunted Nights Events) inspired me greatly. He encourages folks to seek happiness and pursue interests without questioning their motive. If it weren’t for him, I probably wouldn’t have connected to my audience as confidently as I have and I’m always impressed by his dedication to the field .
Facebook: @Beckie-Ann Galentine – mybloodygalentine
All image credits belong to me, minus the first one in front of the doll, that image belongs to @thehexbaby on Instagram.