The Mystery of Teresita Basa

The Mystery of Teresita Basa


In this article we will be covering the mystery of Teresita Basa – did she really manage to identify her murderer after she had been killed?

Let’s take a closer look…

Who Was Teresita Basa?

Teresita Basa was a respiratory therapist who lived and worked in Chicago, she was originally from the Philippines, where she was born in 1929.

She was a well known single woman, who was well liked and lived in a simple apartment by herself. Her body was found in her apartment block in February of 1979 by a group of firemen, who had been called into the building for an emergency.

Basa had been violently stabbed in the chest and left with a large knife sticking out of the wound. Her body was naked and had been covered on a mattress – this mattress was then set on fire by her murderer.

Who Killed Teresita Basa?

Well, nobody really had any sort of clue who had committed this crime…at first. Police didn’t even realise that some of her jewellery had been taken.

A group of suspects were brought in for questioning, but nobody was charged.

A few weeks later a hospital worker named Remy Chua, who knew Basa, decided to invite her dead friend’s spirit to visit her and tell her what had happened. Later that day, a series of frightening visions and nightmares reportedly began.

Who Killed Teresita Basa?


The Paranormal

Chua began seeing a man’s face in her dreams behind that of Basa, she even got her husband involved and let Basa speak to him through her, so he could take notes.

Dr. Chua reported that a guy named Alan Showery had gone to Basa’s apartment that night in February to fix her faulty TV set, he also worked at the same Chicago hospital.

Showery then stabbed Basa, stole her jewellery and then covered her with the mattress…then setting her body on fire. The ghost of Basa was even able to tell Dr. Chua that Showery had given the jewellery to his partner.

Alan Showery

The information was then handed over to the police…who really didn’t know what to think about it…at first!

When they eventually visited Showery’s address, they discovered his partner wearing the stolen jewellery, and they managed to get Teresita’s cousin to identify it. Alan Showery eventually broke down when being interviewed by the police, and admitted that he had killed Basa.

His was sentenced to 14 years in prison for her murder.

The Mystery of Teresita Basa

Nobody knows for sure what really happened in this case – did the medium Remy Chua manage to contact the spirit of Teresita Basa?

Or did she know that Showery was going to Basa’s apartment, and decided to make up the medium-related episodes later on?

Unfortunately the media at the time did a pretty good job of sensationalising the whole incident…making the paranormal angle seem a lot more believable.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the mystery of Teresita Basa, please leave them in the comment section below.


How to Contact The Dead Without a Ouija Board

How to Contact The Dead Without a Ouija Board

Hollywood likes to paint a rather suspenseful picture when it comes to speaking to deceased entities – a group of (dumb) teenagers squeezed around a living room coffee table…

A single candle, lights out…and a Ouija board placed carefully on a table top.

You know the setup – you’ve probably seen the film (in over 1000 reincarnations!).

In this article we willing be getting a little ‘real’ with the subject, and looking at how to contact the dead without a Ouija board.

You don’t need to be a medium, and you don’t need any special religious powers…

You just need to really believe in what you’re doing and have an open mind…

Dream Visits

Many experts believe that dream visits are the easiest way to get in contact with lost loved ones.

Simply think about the person you are trying to contact as you lie in bed – have a strong mental image of them before you fall asleep.

Dream Visits

These dream visits are a simple, non-threatening way to visit with people who have passed over, to look for support and guidance in our everyday lives.

Our Visions

A lot of us have visions without really realizing we are having them – they leave our minds as quickly as they enter!

Have you ever passed a familiar stranger on the street, only to recognize them as a lost friend or loved one? Turn around and suddenly they are gone – lost in the crowd?

Our Visions

Have you ever glimpsed a animal scampering past out of the corner of your eye – man, that looked like your deceased pet…

People who experience these sorts of visions are actually making contact with the dead without ever really realizing it.

The next time you find yourself in this position – slow things down and go with it. Try your best to hold a conversation with the person or spirit you see…even if only in your mind.

Scent Memories

We all have those special scents that immediately trigger a memory or two – a smell that we instantly link to an individual we have not thought about in years…

People usually encounter a lot of evocative scents that take them back to certain places and times in their childhood and teenage years.

Scent Memories


Scent memories are actually considered an extremely effective way of communicating with lost loved ones associated with them.

Many psychics advise leaving these ‘special’ scents around the home when you are trying to make contact – even if they do not produce results, the smell will give you a reassuring feeling, a link to a memory.

Putting it Down to Coincidence

How many times have you felt that cold coincidence feeling throughout the day – somebody says something, you hear a song, you SEE something familiar…it’s just a coincidence right?

Well stop, wait, and think about it for a minute…

Why is this coincidence linked to a lost one – why is it making you think so hard about them?

Putting it Down to Coincidence

Do you realize that this may be more than a simple coincidence – someone may be trying to make contact with you.

Don’t just listen with your ears – listen with your heart and listen with your gut – appreciate what the message is that is trying to get through.


The most effective way to communicate with the lost – simply talk to them as if they are still there with you.

Spirits are known to stay around their loved ones – especially if that loved one is suffering or in pain over losing the spirit in question.


When my sister passed away, myself and my mother were informed that she was hanging around my father, because he was suffering the most, quietly, without us knowing.

Don’t be afraid to talk and ask the questions you need answers for. Remember – they may well answer in a way you are not expecting, so keep your mind open.

White Feathers

White feathers have long been considered a sign that our deceased loved ones are closer to us than we first realized.

It’s hard to be specific about this particular contact subject, so just keep an eye out for them.

White Feathers

When you become more aware of them, you will be astonished at how many of them end up in your day-to-day line of vision.

Every white feather holds a message…

Contacting Deceased Loved Ones

Now it’s over to you…

I know how daunting and heartbreaking this type of ‘conversation’ can be – how do you make the process as smooth and natural as possible?

If you have any experiences with contacting deceased loved ones, we would love to hear from you. Please consider leaving them in the comment section below.