top of page

Be the first to know about the latest journal entries

Antique typewriter, a portal to the chilling narratives within Candle Face Chronicles: The Journal. Immerse yourself in user accounts, victim stories, and paranormal clues. Join the investigation, unravel mysteries, and contribute to the collective knowledge in this gripping journey into the supernatural.
  • Writer's pictureArthur Mills

IDENTIFIED? Candle Face's Victim #2: Mama’s Last Embrace

January 24, 2024


For the past three months, I’ve received visits from spirits who were Candle Face’s victims. They’ve been seeking my assistance to locate their remains and to identify their killers. Despite my efforts, I haven’t been much help until now.


A former colleague, a private investigator on missing persons cases with me, saw my interview on the January 11, 2024, episode of Beyond Believe Talk. I spoke about the spirits coming to me for help in the interview. Intrigued by my story, this experienced investigator researched and uncovered significant information about one of the spirits, Victim # 2.


I first encountered Victim # 2 on November 18, 2023. She appeared to me as a young African American girl, around four or five years old. She told me a traumatic story of being lured away from her swing by Candle Face right in front of her mother’s mobile home in Austin, TX. The young spirit wanted to communicate to her “Mama” and “Granny,” telling them she missed them and still felt their love.


My former colleague's findings suggest a strong resemblance between Victim # 2 and a missing girl named Tanisha Lorraine Watkins from Austin, TX. He discovered information about her on the Charley Project website. According to their records, Tanisha Lorraine Watkins went missing on January 5, 1984, at the age of two. She was last seen playing on a swing outside her mother’s mobile home. Upon returning, her mother briefly stepped away and found that Tanisha had vanished.


IDENTIFIED? Candle Face's Victim #2: Mama’s Last Embrace
The Charley Project

The similarities between the missing person's report and the testimony by the spirit are striking:

Description

Missing Persons Report

Spirit's Testimony

Race

Black

Black

Gender

Female

Female

Age

Two years old

Appeared to be 4-5 years old

Missing location

Austin, TX

Austin, TX

Time missing

Winter

Winter

Hairstyle

Braided

Braided

Living condition

Lived in a mobile home

Lived in a mobile home

Relatives

Lived with mother and great-grandmother

Lived with "Mama" and "Granny"

Last Seen

While playing on a swing in front of a mobile home

While playing on a swing in front of a mobile home

Throughout my journey, I’ve been reaching out to paranormal investigators, mediums, and psychics for help. Still, I’ve realized that I might not need their assistance as much as I thought. Initially, I was waiting for others to research and solve these mysteries, but now I understand that I can tackle them myself. It seems that the spirits chose me, perhaps because they sensed my abilities rather than needing the broader expertise of the paranormal community.


That being said, while I still value the guidance from the paranormal field, I’m ready to take on the lion’s share of the investigative work. With three decades of experience, I’m more than prepared for this task. Many in the paranormal field are busy with their podcasts and projects, which can limit their time and attention. In contrast, I can fully dedicate myself to helping these lost souls.


However, there’s a significant challenge ahead. How do I approach the delicate matter of informing a mother about what happened to her daughter, Tanisha, who disappeared four decades ago? It’s not something I can simply announce at her doorstep. It requires careful additional research and consultation with professionals, possibly including social workers, to determine the most sensitive and appropriate way to proceed with such a sensitive revelation. Another strategy could be to avoid contacting the family of the deceased. This seems safer, especially if there’s uncertainty about the spirit’s true identity. There’s still much for me to learn and figure out.

 

Key To Understanding

To ensure readers grasp the full context and significance of this article, it’s crucial to be familiar with Arthur Mills’ award-winning memoir The Empty Lot Next Door, inspired by actual ghostly events in Austin, TX. The book provides essential background information, and without it, the nuances and depth of this article might not be fully appreciated. Therefore, reading The Empty Lot Next Door is highly recommended for a more enriched and coherent understanding of this article’s content and implications.


To purchase The Empty Lot Next Door, please visit Amazon


Comments


Journal

Antique typewriter, a portal to the chilling narratives within Candle Face Chronicles: The Journal. Immerse yourself in user accounts, victim stories, and paranormal clues. Join the investigation, unravel mysteries, and contribute to the collective knowledge in this gripping journey into the supernatural.

Chat with Candle Face

Compelling static image of Candle Face, the supernatural entity initiating our AI Chat Bot on the homepage. Engage with the spectral conversations, uncover the secrets, and contribute to the ongoing investigation led by Arthur Mills in Candle Face Chronicles.

Chat with Candle Face

bottom of page