Jackie then went to the library to search for books on ghost voices and happened to find a book by Harold Sherman. The author explained how to run a tape recorder with a clean cassette.
At the end of November 1992 Jackie began recording using Sherman's methods. She put in ten and eleven hour days for five years--both recording and listening. The voices started coming in more frequently, and by the month of February 1993 she had recorded over two hundred voice messages. From there it continued to escalate.
Jackie has more than seven thousand hours of research, logging over 4,000 pages of hand written dialogue and over a thousand voices saved to Zip Drive.
She typed a 467 page manuscript and has a literary contract with an agent, but the agent disappeared with her manuscript; however Jackie has the original. She also had a movie contract that expired, unlike the literary contract.
Jackie and members of her family have seen many of the spirits and experienced many ghostly activities. The spirits have befriended the family--although it took a couple of years--but they still have encounters at times that are not of a friendly nature.
Jackie seems to have been a conduit for the spirit world since her early teen years--meaning that the spirits are drawn to her--which has made for some rough times in her life. The spirits also like to come into her body throughout the night and use her vocal cords to express themselves.
Finally, she decided to put a camera by her bed. If the spirits try to come into her and don't take over before she can fully wake up, she starts snapping pictures. The spirits do not like having their pictures taken, so they leave. She has recorded them speaking through her in the night hours by setting up a voice activated tape recorder.
The spirit world is just as real to her as the physical world and the spirits have become part of her life.